Old Farm Day
Contact: Randy Dillard, 229-824-4104 ext. 46
The community of Archery, Georgia, located roughly 3 miles from the town of Plains was buzzing with activity and excitement on May 5, 2012.
The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site hosted its annual Old Farm Day at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm and was joined by a mule team and some very special volunteers for the day. The Future Farmers of America (FFA) of Schley County High School were on hand to assist with demonstrations and answering questions that visitors had on farm life in the 1930's.
These high school students demonstrated such tasks as cross-cut sawing, washing clothes with wash boards, boiling peanuts and grinding corn to feed the livestock on the farm, These students not only shared their expertise on these subjects, but they have one more thing in common with President Jimmy Carter. As a young man in his high school days, he was, and still is, a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA).
Did You Know?
Jimmy Carter returned to Plains, Georgia, in 1953 following his father's death to manage the family's agribusiness. That year he earned less than $200. His limited income qualified him to move into an apartment in the town's housing project for low income families.