• Agdex

    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 a...
    Gary E Moore
    created by Gary E Moore
  • The Future Farmers of Dixie

    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 ne...
    Gary E Moore
    created by Gary E Moore
  • The Young Farmers of America

    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 th...
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  • The History of State FFA Camps

    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...
    Gary E Moore
    created by Gary E Moore
  • Being at FFA Summer Camp in 1945

    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...
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  • The National FFA Camp

    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 vis...
    Gary E Moore
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  • A Camping We Will Go

    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 ag...
    Gary E Moore
    created by Gary E Moore
  • Henry M. Robert: Parliamentary Procedure Pioneer

    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...
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  • The Principal Said "No", So ...

    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-America...
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  • It’s as if life started all over again!

    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 th...
    Gary E Moore
    created by Gary E Moore
  • Lessons Learned From NFA Day Celebrations

    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 celebrat...
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  • The LAST Miss NFA

    If the New Farmers of America (NFA) still existed, this would have been a very busy week for the advisor and officers of local chapters and the state association. They would be busy preparing for next week, National N...
    Gary E Moore
    created by Gary E Moore
  • April Fools' Day: FFA Style

    Next Thursday is April Fools’ Day. To prepare you for that event, this Footnote will try to fool you. I have listed 25 motions or suggestions/requests made at national FFA conventions or to the FFA Board of Directors....
    Gary E Moore
    created by Gary E Moore
  • In the Promise of Better Days...Through Inclusion

    In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. This week was later extended to cover the entire month of Mar...
    Gary E Moore
    created by Gary E Moore
  • What Now?

    In the previous Friday Footnote, we learned that the National FFA lost a lawsuit and appeal regarding the use of the FFA emblem. The courts ruled that it was legal for the Texas FFA Association to enter into an agreem...
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    created by Gary E Moore
  • Future Farmers of America v. Romack: The Legal Storm Arrives

    In the previous Friday Footnote (Is a Legal Storm Brewing on the Horizon?) we learned that in 1951 the Chapter Supply Company of Danville, Illinois struck a “deal” with the Texas FFA to sell FFA jackets and othe...
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  • Is a Storm Brewing on the Horizon?

    Three weeks ago, the Friday Footnote focused on the confusion of whether or not the Eagle was a part of the FFA emblem. The resolution to the confusion was an affirmation that indeed, the eagle was officially a part o...
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  • The History of National FFA Week

    Tomorrow (February 20) starts National FFA Week. How long have we been celebrating National FFA Week and how did it get started? That is what we will learn in the Footnote.     Before you read any further please op...
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  • Protecting the FFA Emblem

    In Part I of this Friday Footnote (titled The Eagle Enigma which was published last week) we learned the FFA delegates at the 1934 FFA Convention codified that the eagle was indeed part of the FFA emblem. The FFA cons...
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  • The Eagle Enigma

    Is the eagle part of the FFA emblem or not? Parkinson’s Law states that “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” I have formulated a similar law – “A simple historical question m...
    Gary E Moore
    created by Gary E Moore