• Celebrating 100 Years of the American Farm Bureau Federation - Part I

    This year, 2019, marks the 100th Anniversary of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The history of the Farm Bureau and the Cooperative Extension Service is closely intertwined. In this Friday Footnote, we will explor...
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  • The Founders of the New Farmers of America

    In recent Footnotes, we have focused on Henry Groseclose who is considered by many as the key player in the establishment of the Future Farmers of America. It would be appropriate to give the same attention to the two...
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  • Thomas Monroe Campbell and the Tuskegee Movable School

    Most of us are familiar with the names of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. However, there is another name that belongs with these two and that is Thomas Monroe Campbell. He was the first African-Amer...
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  • The Henry Groseclose/FFA Museum

    Last week we looked at Henry C. Groseclose, the man. This week we will learn about the museum dedicated to him and the FFA. The Groseclose FFA Museum is located in Ceres, Virginia. This small community had an elementa...
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  • Who is Henry C. Groseclose?

    Who is Henry C. Groseclose? (9/13/2019)Posted on September 12, 2019 by gmoore@ncsu.edu After I wrote the Friday Footnote a month or so ago about the passing of Mrs. Henry C. Groseclose I realized that the profession n...
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  • Alfred C. True

    The Director of the USDA Office of Experiment Stations, A. C. True, was able to use the Hatch Act of 1887 to established agricultural education in public schools. Our guest columnist for this week, Dr. Jim Connors fro...
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  • Did the Smith-Hughes Act REALLY Start Agricultural Education?

    At this time of the year many agriculture teachers across the country are teaching something that goes like this:   “The Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 started the teaching of agriculture in the public schools.”   Th...
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  • Joe Scatterscrew - Organizing for a New Year

    It is time for another Joe Scatterscrew story. I introduced Joe with the 12/14/2018 footnote. In case you don't remember that, here is the introductory paragraph.   Joe Scatterscrew is a fictitious agriculture teache...
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  • School-Community Canneries

    What happened to all the vegetables that came from the Victory Gardens that we discussed last week? Some of the produce was eaten, sold, or canned at home. However, some of it was processed at a school-community canne...
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  • Victory Gardens

    During World War II FFA and 4-H members grew Victory Gardens. In this Friday Footnote, we will learn more about Victory Gardens. We have a team of North Carolina State students and faculty as guest authors for this Fo...
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  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Verse 2

    A few weeks ago the Friday Footnote (7/12/2019) focused on how the GI Bill (officially the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act) enabled World War II veterans to enroll in the Institutional On-Farm Training Program. This was...
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  • The Death of Mrs. Henry Groseclose

    Would you be surprised to learn that the wife of Henry Groseclose, the Father of the FFA, passed away three months ago? I certainly was. When you realize that the FFA started in 1928 it is somewhat incongruous that hi...
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  • A Corn Crib in Illinois

    For the past month or so the Friday Footnote has focused on FFA and World War II. We have at least three more Footnotes on that topic to publish, but I have decided to deviate from the publishing schedule and “R...
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  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home

    Even though the song “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is a Civil War song, it could equally apply to World War II. The return of the veterans who served during World War II had a MAJOR impact on school-based ag...
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  • The FFA Service Flag

    Today, July 4, many people are flying their American flags to celebrate American independence. During World War II (and World War I) people often displayed a different type of patriotic flag. It was (and still is) kno...
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  • The Victory Convention

    The FFA Convention of 1946 was a time to celebrate the end of World War II. It was called the Victory Convention. Attendance at the convention was not restricted as it had been during the war years. There were 12,500+...
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  • FFA Conventions During World War II

    Many years ago, I was befuddled when I looked at a photo of the National FFA Convention held during 1945. The photo WAS NOT taken in the auditorium in the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. The caption on the photo sai...
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  • The FFA Flyboys of World War II

    Three weeks ago, in honor of Memorial Day, we featured former FFA members who gave their lives in service to their country. Last week we remembered former FFA members who had been involved with D-Day. This week we rec...
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  • D-Day and FFA Members

    Today, June 6, 2019, is the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. This was the turning point in World War II. We have no record of the number of former FFA members who were involved in D-Day, but we do know numerous FFA member w...
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  • FFA Contributions to Winning World War II

    The Friday Footnote for last week recognized former FFA members who lost their lives in World War II. While those individuals were fighting on the war front, many FFA members were hard at work at home aiding in the wa...
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