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Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia

 
 
Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
1. Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia Marker
Inscription. The Future Farmers of Virginia (FFV) was founded on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute by four members of the Agricultural Education Department in September, 1925. Developed as a statewide organization for boys enrolled in high school vocational agriculture, the FFV was used as a model for establising the Future Farmers of America. The four founders were Walter Newman, Henry Groseclose, Edmund Magill, and Harry Sanders.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 64.)
 
Location. 37° 12.87′ N, 80° 25.683′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Southgate Drive 0.3 miles east of Bypass Route 460, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located alongside Smithfield (KG 9) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (I 2-e) markers in a convenient pull-off area. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (here, next to this marker); Smithfield (here, next to this marker); William Ballard Preston (approx. 0.3 miles
Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
2. Founding of the Future Farmers of Virginia Marker
Shown between Smithfield (KG 9) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (I 2-e) markers.
away); The Stroubles Creek Watershed and the Duck Pond (approx. mile away); Restoring Stroubles Creek (approx. 0.8 miles away); Solitude (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harvey Lee Price (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thomas Oldham Sandy (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureEducation
 
Markers with Virginia Tech campus map image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, February 16, 2009
3. Markers with Virginia Tech campus map
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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