Future Farmers of America

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Photograph of six young men pruning grapevines in a field circa 1940. The boys, Future Farmers of America participants, stand among several rows of grapevines, wearing dark pants and light shirts. A building an automobile are visible in the background. The photograph was included in the 1940-41 Future Farmers of American "Community Service" scrapbook.

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Photograph of six young men pruning grapevines in a field circa 1940. The boys, Future Farmers of America participants, stand among several rows of grapevines, wearing dark pants and light shirts. A field with houses further in the background is in view beyond the vineyard. A note reading "Pruning grapes at Wadley's" was included with the photograph, which was included in the 1940-41 Future Farmers of American "Community Service" scrapbook.

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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.

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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. 

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Photograph of a young man holding a wheelbarrow outside of Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1938. The young man, a participant in the Future Farmers of America program, stands on snow-covered ground outside the school building. The photograph is part of the 1938 Future Farmers of American scrapbook.

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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. 

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Photograph of nine women and a man standing in a large kitchen in Shawnee Rural High School in 1938. The image, taken from a scrapbook, includes a note below saying "Over 100 local FFA officers attended," and is part of the "F.F.A.'s Leadership Activities; Sixth Annual Officer's School" section. The women, many with aprons over their dresses, stand amid large tables, metal shelving, and other equipment.

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Photograph of a group of 21 young men posing and drinking milk out of bottles circa 1935. The young men, participants in the Future Farmers of America program, stand next to a a barn. A herd of cows is visible in the background of the image.

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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."

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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." 

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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. 

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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.

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