Future Farmers of America

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Vocational Agriculture Student-Built Corner

Photograph of a corner of a tool room in the Vocational Agricultural Department at the Shawnee Mission Rural High School, circa 1935. The room contains a variety of tools, barrels, wooden carriers, and a worktable.  A scrapbook containing the original image reads, "Very little equipment has been purchased, as it has been the policy to make such things in shop where possible."

Vocational Agriculture Department Classroom

Photograph of a classroom in the Vocational Agricultural Department at the Shawnee Mission Rural High School, circa 1935. The room includes large tables lined with chairs, shelves and cabinets filled with books and equipment, large windows, and a radiator. A sign one one cabinet reads "DEPT. OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE," and an emblem on the far wall reads "FFA VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE." 

Students Testing Milk

Photograph of a group of young men testing milk as part of a Future Farmers of American program at Shawnee Mission Rural High school, circa 1935. Twelve young men look at as another performs tests on a bottle of milk using a milk cabinet. The image was included in the Future Farmers of America "Cooperative Activities; Cow Testing Association" collection. 

Shawnee Mission Rural High School Snowball Fight

Photograph of male students at Shawnee Mission Rural High School having a snowball fight in 1940 or 1941. The students stand in the middle of a snowy field with houses visible in the background, and some are pictured mid-throw. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Recreation" scrapbook. A note included with the photograph reads "Annual all school snow ball fight. F.F.A.

Shawnee Mission Future Farmers of America Members

Photograph of members of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America in 1940 or 1941. The young men, dressed in FFA jackets with the organization's emblem on the chest, stand arm in arm outside the high school building. The five young men are identified from left to right as: unknown, Phil Erickson, Rob Roy, George Liddle, unknown. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Conduct of Meetings" scrapbook.

Sadie Hawkins Day with FFA Boys

Photograph of a young man running a gauntlet of classmates trying to whip him with belts on the Shawnee Mission Rural High School football field in 1940 or 1941. The young men are members of the school's chapter of Future Farmers of America. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Recreation" scrapbook. A note included with the photo reads: "SADIE HAWKINS DAY: At irregular intervals a secret date is agreed upon by the school vice-president and the chapter advisor.

Richard Rieder Standing Near Chicken Coops

Photograph of Richard Rieder standing between two outdoor chicken coops in 1940 or 1941. Rieder, a participant in the Future Farmers of America program, is wearing a light shirt and darker pants, near the wood and chickenwire coops and a few loose young chickens. This photograph was part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Supervised Practice" scrapbook.

Melvin Geary with Sow and Piglets

Photograph of a young man with a sow and piglets in a pen circa 1940. The young man, identified as Melvin Geary, is a participant in the Future Farmers of America program, and is smiling at the camera and bent over with his hands on a piglet. Trees and other brush are visible beyond the wire fence enclosure. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Supervised Practice" scrapbook.

Johnson County Fair

Photograph of the Johnson County Fair on the grounds of the Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1932. A group of people is pictured gathered at a Shawnee Mission Aggies Future Farmers of America booth alongside the brick school building. A Ferris wheel is visible in the background. A man smoking a pipe is crouched in front of a booth in the right foreground. 

Future Farmers of America Radio Broadcast

Photograph of two young men and three older men gathered in a radio station circa 1939. The young men, identified as Albert Coates on the left and Stephen Ching on the right, are standing at a KMBC radio station microphone, holding papers in their hands. Older men in ties stand around them, and a piano is visible in the background. The photograph was originally part of the 1939-1940 Future Farmers of American "Leadership" scrapbook.

Future Farmers of America Member and Sheep

Photograph of a young man and sheep posed outdoors next to a Shawnee Mission Future Farmers of America sign in 1938. The young man kneels on the ground, holding the sheep, with trees, an outbuilding, and a car in the background. The photo is part of the 1938 Future Farmers of America Scrapbook. 

Future Farmers of America Boys at Work in Shop

Photograph of a group of 15-20 young men working in the Shawnee Mission Rural High School shop, circa 1935. The photograph is labeled as Future Farmers of America "Cooperative Activities," and the students are pictured doing a variety of activities, including metal working at an anvil, and constructing wooden crates. A drill press is mounted on a column in the middle of the image, and one boy is pictured in coveralls with "FFA Shawnee Mission" and another word printed on the back.