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Future Farmers of America & A Punky Contrasting Collective

Posted: May 12 2009

Another side of the young farmers scene...
Future Farmers of America - Founded in 1928, the Future Farmers of America brought together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education. In Kansas City's Baltimore Hotel, 33 young farmboys charted a course for the future. They could not have foreseen how the organization would grow and thrive. Since 1928, millions of agriculture students - no one knows exactly how many - have donned the official FFA jacket and championed the FFA creed. FFA has opened its doors and its arms to minorities and women, ensuring that all students could reap the benefits of agricultural education.
**And, they have a themesong!
And Sponsors! Including: Cargill, ADM, Dupont, Oscar Meyer, Smithfield, Bayer, and "platinum" sponsor, you guessed it - Monsanto.

We like this punky collective: http://futurefarmers.com/about/
Futurefarmers is a group of artists and designers working together since 1995. Our design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, aritist in residency program and research interests. We are teachers, researchers, designers, gardeners, scientists, engineers, illustrators, people who know how to sew, pattern makers, cooks and bus drivers with a common interest in creating work that challenge current social, political and economic systems.