Smithville, Missouri FFA
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Original FFA Charter

Although a record of agriculture course being taught at Smithville High School can be traced back to 1925 with the Mr. O.R. Trip providing instruction, the Smithville FFA chapter did not receive its charter until January 8, 1932.  The original charter hanging in the agriculture room lists 44 members, and those members include:

Lavoid Ackerson Ellis Kimsey

Jewel Baxter Sid Kimsey

Albert Borgmier John Kilgore

Robert Brown Dale Lewis

Altion Britt Robert McClary

Richard Callison Morton McComas

Donald Conn C. B. McComas

Ben Coons George McHenry

Sid Crow Edwards Miles

George Douglas W. B. Miller

J. B. Ecton Buford Pemberton

R. J. Edwards W. A. Poff

Julian Groshong Howard Porter

Herman Ford James Ramey

Ralph Harrington Junior Rule

Boyd Hedrick Glen Rule

Eldon Hendrix Alan Scott

Gilmore Hornback Clifford Stubbs—Chapter President

Edward Hornback Charles Hill Taul

Carl Howard Brooks Wilkerson

Howard Jacks Charles Justus

Floyd Jacks Kenneth Woods

During the Chapter's 88 year history, there have been six vocational agricultural teacher/ FFA Advisors who have manned the helm.  They include:

Mr. Joe H. Farmer 11 Years 1932-1943

Mr. Andy White  8 Years 1943-1951

Mr. Roy Thomas 19 Years 1951-1970

Mr. Ted Gentry  2 Years 1970-1972

Mr. Hubert Shuler 28 Years 1972-2000

Mr. Johnny Viebrock 21 Years 2000-Present

Mr. Joe Farmer started working for the Smithville School District in 1926 as a physical education teacher and worked with Mr. O.R. Trip who was teaching the agricultural education classes at that time.  By 1928, Mr. Farmer was the High School Principal and agricultural instructor, and Mr. Farmer helped get the chapter chartered in 1932.


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