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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1925.
 
Location. 37° 12.87′ N, 80° 25.683′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Southgate Drive 0.2 miles east of Bypass Route 460, on the right when traveling east. Located alongside Smithfield (KG 9) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (I 2-e) markers in a convenient pull-off area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
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.
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. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (here, next to this marker); Smithfield (here, next to this marker); Cemetery Landscape (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preston Cemetery (about 500 feet away); William Ballard Preston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Smithfield Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1820 Slave Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Slaves' Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
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 was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,324 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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