Jimmy Carter's FFA jacket donated to the Smithsonian

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2015-06-26 13:50:04

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Jimmy Carter's FFA jacket donated to the Smithsonian

Jimmy Carter's FFA jacket is among the highlights of the American Enterprise exhibition

A Future Farmers of America (FFA) jacket owned by former US president Jimmy Carter has been accepted into the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Carter said in a speech in 1979: "The first organisation I belonged to was a Baptist church; the second organisation was the FFA."

FFA jacket CarterCarter joined the FFA as a young man

He took over his family's peanut farm in Georgia in 1953, after the death of his father, Earl, and after a rocky few years transformed it into a successful business.

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