History

For the past 87 years, the Gallatin FFA Chapter has been a constant part of Gallatin High School. Founded in 1927 under the Future Farmers of Tennessee, the Gallatin Chapter has always strived to fulfill the three parts of the FFA mission statement: premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. We greatly value our current successes and often look to the future, but we also want to remember our past achievements.

If you know of any other achievements that should be listed here, please let us know!
E-mail us at GallatinFFA@gmail.com if you have pictures or achievements to add.

Below are some of the highlights of the long history of the Gallatin FFA Chapter.

State Champion CDE teams
  • Nursery and Landscape (1980, 2003, 2009, 2015)
  • Meats Judging (2002)
  • Creed Speaking (2002)
  • Horse Judging (2002)
  • Horticulture (1976)
  • Parliamentary Procedure (1971)
State STAR Winners
  • Garrett Weidner - Agribusiness (2010)
State Proficiency Winners
  • Cassie Woodward - Veterinary Science (2009)
State FFA Officers
  • Billy D. Brown - Third Vice President (1937-38)
  • James Brimm - Sentinel (1949-50)
  • Joe Miller Wallace Jr. - Secretary (1964-65)
  • Charles Carter - Secretary (1968-69)
  • Mark McKee III - President (1971-72)
  • Michael Coley - Sentinel (2004-05)
  • Jessie Hartle - Middle TN Vice President (2005-06)

New Farmers of America (NFA) Winners

  • Grant Haynes Jr. - Farm Electrification (1951)

  • Harold Alexander - Star Dairy Farmer (1951)

  • James Hudson - Star Dairy Farmer (1953)

  • Alphonso Leon Smith - Farm and Home Improvement (1954)

  • Samuel Jackson - Livestock and Poultry Judging (1964)

Honorary American FFA Degree Recipients
  • N.H. Baulch (1965)
  • Wayne Walker (2012)
Advisors
  • J.B. Baker
  • Horatio Parks
  • Julius Hust
  • John D. Alden
  • N.H. Baulch
  • Prince H. Aydelott
  • Harris Ferguson
  • Bob Lannom
  • Larry Carpenter
  • Chris Brudecky
  • JJ Redmon
  • Keith Brewer
  • Jim Dyer
  • Dan Whitlow
  • Wayne Walker
  • Jill Shrum
  • John Ricketts
  • Mitzi Pigg
  • Andy Bishop
  • Amanda Lacy
  • Amanda Craighead
  • Michael Coley
  • Rebekah Myers
  • Jacob Everett
Below are historical pictures of Gallatin FFA. 
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The original charter of the Gallatin chapter of the FFT.

Gallatin FFA members recognized in the Winter 1977 issue of the Tennessee Future Farmer magazine.