Gary E Moore
Agdex is (was) A filing system used by agriculture teachers and extension agents. A national directory of agricultural teachers and extension agents. A listing of agricultural companies that provide(d) free teaching aids to teachers and agents. A specialized futures market where agricultural commodities were/are bought and sold. If you selected A,…
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Gary E Moore
Have you ever heard of the Future Farmers of Dixie? If the FFA had not been created in 1928, you would probably be familiar with the Future Farmers of Dixie. Plans were drawn up for this organization, but they were never implemented because the FFA was created. In this Footnote we will learn what the plans were and why they were never enacted. In…
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Gary E Moore
Have you ever heard of the Young Farmers of America (YFA)? The image below is of their emblem (Figure 1). But did they really exist or is this some type of prototype image? In this Friday Footnote, we continue with the theme of “things that once were in the world of agricultural and extension education but don’t exist today”. Figure 1. YFA emblem…
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Gary E Moore
Many states had established state FFA camps before the National FFA camp was established. State FFA camps still exist but unfortunately, a number have closed. We welcome Dr. Connors and a couple of his colleagues back as guest editors for this week’s Footnote about state FFA camps. This article is an abbreviated version of a longer article that…
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Gary E Moore
Last week we learned about the National FFA Camp. Before there was a national camp, several states had started FFA camps at the state level. Tennessee and North Carolina were among the first. In next Friday's Footnote we will start our exploration of state FFA Camps.  But in order to whet your appetite for what is to come, we are serving you an…
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Gary E Moore
In last week’s Footnote we learned about the camping trips many FFA chapters went on in the early years of the FFA. Even though Yellowstone National Park was a favorite destination, numerous FFA chapters wanted to visit Washington, DC to see the Capital and learn about our government. However, where does one camp in the DC area? The national FFA…
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Gary E Moore
At the start of 2021 my plan was to publish a series of Footnotes about objects and events in Agricultural and Extension Education that no longer exist such as the Agdex filing system, the d-CON pocket calendar for agriculture teachers, the Harvestore breakfast, the Farmer’s Wife Magazine, and the list goes on. So now, five months into the year I…
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Gary E Moore
Did you know that April is Parliamentary Law Month? The National Association of Parliamentarians has chosen April for this distinction because April is the birth month of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the first American manual of parliamentary procedure in 1801. However, most of us are more familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order. Dr. Connors from the…
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Gary E Moore
In last week’s Footnote we looked at a typical agricultural school for African-Americas in the early and mid-1900s. Today, we will fast forward to a potential new approach to agricultural education for African-Americans. This will conclude our month-long series of articles that were designed to help us remember and commemorate the New Farmers of…
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Gary E Moore
If the New Farmers of America (NFA) were still in existence today, last week would have been National NFA Week. To keep the legacy of the NFA alive in our collective memories, the past two Footnotes have focused on the NFA. We will continue in that vein this week with a story about a unique school for African-Americans.  Era 1 – John Keasbey Brick…
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Gary E Moore
So what did you do to celebrate New Farmers of America (NFA) Week this week? It might be interesting to see what NFA chapters actually did to celebrate NFA week. Was it much different than what we do today to celebrate National FFA week? In this Footnote, we will look at suggestions for conducting NFA day and check out some past NFA week…
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