T. Jesse Godbold’s Future Farmers of America Jacket

T. Jesse Godbold’s Future Farmers of America Jacket

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Jesse Godbold wore this blue corduroy Future Farmers of America jacket during his time as a member of the J. F. Williams Jr. Memorial chapter of FFA in Suwanee County, Florida. The jacket has the FFA seal on the left breast with “Jesse Godblood/President/1957-58” embroidered in gold on the right breast. Four small metal pins are under the seal on the left breast—clasped hands at the end of a chain denotes the sentinel position in the chapter, a gavel at the end of the chain denotes the president position in the chapter, the bronze pin denotes the Greenhand Degree, and the silver pin is the chapter degree. The back of the jacket has a large FFA seal in the center with “Florida/Williams Memorial” above and below the seal.
The FFA was founded in 1928 to engage youngsters with agriculture and prepare young farmers for the future challenges of farming. In 1933 the band from the Fredericktown chapter of the FFA wore the blue corduroy jacket to the sixth annual convention, where the delegates became so enamoured with the jacket that it was adopted by the organization as its official dress.
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fabric (overall material)
blue (overall color)
overall: 25 1/2 in x 60 in x 2 in; 64.77 cm x 152.4 cm x 5.08 cm
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Gift of Thomas Jesse Godbold, Sr.
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