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Big week for Future Farmers

By Jeff Jobe

Each year our community newspaper publishers work very closely with each of our county schools.  We do all we can to coordinate business support for our schools.
We have for years created adverting specials to help provide space at no charge for schools to print feature stories acknowledging accomplishments of individual students or the groups they participate.

This week we will be helping promote the work of our local FFA students.  Whether it is tractor day at school or identifying winners of state and national competitions, one of our community reporters will reach out to school organizers to make sure we have the story.

As we were reviewing our archives for stories, we ran across something we felt was very interesting.  In the Butler County newspaper we found this story:

First Girl Initiated into FFA
By Robert Waddle

Nearly 40 years of Butler County FFA tradition has been broken. On Wednesday, November 1, Pam Proctor, a freshman, was initiated as a Greenhand into the previously all male organization.

The National Constitution of the FFA allowed girls to enter the organization in 1969.

This year is the 50th year for young ladies to become full members of FFA and Kentucky should be proud of the 50-years or legacy they have left behind.

As your community newspaper publisher I am proud that our newspaper documented this important milestone at that time, and I am proud to be the publisher today to acknowledge their accomplishments this year as members.

I encourage you to thank an advertiser in this issue because without them, our ability to promote this accomplishment wouldn’t be possible.

Jeff Jobe is founder and CEO of Jobe Publishing, Inc. His commentary reflects his personal views and does not reflect the views of personal or professional associations and affiliations.  Reach him at  Read his previously published commentary at

Pam Proctor as she was inducted into the Butler County Chapter of FFA. She was the first female to join the organization back in the 1969-70 school year.

1 Comment

  1. noor on May 6, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Very useful and interesting. Thank you

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