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PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY BY
BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Vol. 1 September 6, 1926 No. 7


Special Colonization Number

For months, this office has been trying, by corre- We have no comment to make on the relative mer-
spondence, to secure a short survey of the various col- its of these different enterprises. We are offering this
onization projects under way in Florida. We sent issue to the public simply as a matter of information,
out a questionnaire to as many individuals and cor- letting each developer speak for his own methods and
portions as we could locate. The answers to those purposes. It is not the prerogative of this office to
questionnaires-without the letters accompanying pass upon the reliability or practicability of any of
them-are presented herewith in a special issue of these enterprises. The reader can judge for himself
the FLORIDA REVIEW. Some to whom we sent as to the fairness and reasonableness of the proposals
questionnaires did not answer; some answered who as here given.
have since changed their personnel and methods, and Anyone interested in these promotions should make
we are, therefore, eliminating them from the list as a personal investigation and satisfy himself before
published. accepting the offers herein described.---Editor.


Agriculture


RINGING & WHITE AND THE PORTER
INTERESTS
708-710 Blount Building
Pensacola, Fla.
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible:
Township 3, Range 26W, Santa Rosa County.
Township 2, Range 25W, Okaloosa County.
See map attached.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or
proposed?
We have demonstration farm with nursery; we clear land
and plant groves and vineyards.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best
raise on his individual tract?
We have had a soil survey made of our entire tract by
the Agricultural Appraisal Company of Columbus, Ohio.
This survey was made by Prof. W. J. Geib, of the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin and the United States Bureau of Soils.
We issue to each purchaser of land, a Farm Appraisal Cer-
tificate, miniature copy of which is attached herewith. Our
contract calls for the payment of $125,000 for this service,
and we know of no other land company that has ever given
this particular service.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Our prices range from $100 per acre for land ready for
the plow, to $200, according to its nearness to the highway
and railroad. The L. & N. railroad passes through the cen-


ter of our development; also the Old Spanish Trail. For our
Satsuma Orange groves, which are sold in ten-acre tracts,
we charge $500 per acre, and this price includes planting
one hundred (100) trees to the acre, and complete care for
three years, after which time we will give a continuous
care contract, charging one-fourth of the crop for our serv-
ices. Terms, one-fourth cash, balance over a period of five
years with 6 per cent interest.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
Will improve land to the extent required by the settler.
Have as yet made no provision for furnishing buildings.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
Regarding sale of orange groves, we advise the purchaser
to retain his present income job'until his orchard comes
into bearing. Our sales contract covers that period. In
other branches such as poultry, dairying and vegetable farm-
ing, actual settlers will be necessary.
7. Are you making any special effort to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We are making no special effort as to nationality; but
we do make a careful investigation as to whether or not
the applicant is fitted for farm life and financially able to
carry through his contract.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the
settlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
At present we have associated with us Wm. E. Johnson as
horticulturist. He is a graduate of the University of Syra-
cuse, has had four years' experience in the forestry depart-
ment of Cook county, Illinois, and has been for several
years employed in the South, His services are furnished












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PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY BY
BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

Vol. 1 September 6, 1926 No. 7


Special Colonization Number

For months, this office has been trying, by corre- We have no comment to make on the relative mer-
spondence, to secure a short survey of the various col- its of these different enterprises. We are offering this
onization projects under way in Florida. We sent issue to the public simply as a matter of information,
out a questionnaire to as many individuals and cor- letting each developer speak for his own methods and
portions as we could locate. The answers to those purposes. It is not the prerogative of this office to
questionnaires-without the letters accompanying pass upon the reliability or practicability of any of
them-are presented herewith in a special issue of these enterprises. The reader can judge for himself
the FLORIDA REVIEW. Some to whom we sent as to the fairness and reasonableness of the proposals
questionnaires did not answer; some answered who as here given.
have since changed their personnel and methods, and Anyone interested in these promotions should make
we are, therefore, eliminating them from the list as a personal investigation and satisfy himself before
published. accepting the offers herein described.---Editor.


Agriculture


RINGING & WHITE AND THE PORTER
INTERESTS
708-710 Blount Building
Pensacola, Fla.
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible:
Township 3, Range 26W, Santa Rosa County.
Township 2, Range 25W, Okaloosa County.
See map attached.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or
proposed?
We have demonstration farm with nursery; we clear land
and plant groves and vineyards.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best
raise on his individual tract?
We have had a soil survey made of our entire tract by
the Agricultural Appraisal Company of Columbus, Ohio.
This survey was made by Prof. W. J. Geib, of the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin and the United States Bureau of Soils.
We issue to each purchaser of land, a Farm Appraisal Cer-
tificate, miniature copy of which is attached herewith. Our
contract calls for the payment of $125,000 for this service,
and we know of no other land company that has ever given
this particular service.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Our prices range from $100 per acre for land ready for
the plow, to $200, according to its nearness to the highway
and railroad. The L. & N. railroad passes through the cen-


ter of our development; also the Old Spanish Trail. For our
Satsuma Orange groves, which are sold in ten-acre tracts,
we charge $500 per acre, and this price includes planting
one hundred (100) trees to the acre, and complete care for
three years, after which time we will give a continuous
care contract, charging one-fourth of the crop for our serv-
ices. Terms, one-fourth cash, balance over a period of five
years with 6 per cent interest.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
Will improve land to the extent required by the settler.
Have as yet made no provision for furnishing buildings.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
Regarding sale of orange groves, we advise the purchaser
to retain his present income job'until his orchard comes
into bearing. Our sales contract covers that period. In
other branches such as poultry, dairying and vegetable farm-
ing, actual settlers will be necessary.
7. Are you making any special effort to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We are making no special effort as to nationality; but
we do make a careful investigation as to whether or not
the applicant is fitted for farm life and financially able to
carry through his contract.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the
settlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
At present we have associated with us Wm. E. Johnson as
horticulturist. He is a graduate of the University of Syra-
cuse, has had four years' experience in the forestry depart-
ment of Cook county, Illinois, and has been for several
years employed in the South, His services are furnished








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free to our settlers. We expect to have special instructors in
other branches as the development proceeds. W also have
a demonstration farm, covering nearly one section.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities; cold storage, marketing agents, financing?
Our plan contemplates a complete marketing system which
will be installed as our development progresses and there is
a reason for this marketing system. At the present time we
are in the early stages, our development being only one year
old.
10. Are you planning to have your central community spe-
cialize on any certain crop, or crops?
We intend to specialize on fruit, dairying, poultry and
vegetable crops. We plan to bring into Florida part of our
herd of fine Holsteins now located in Montana.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Ringling & White, Incorporated, and the Porter Interests
of Florida, Incorporated, are associated jointly in this de-
velopment.

PARADISE GARDENS, INC.
321 South Poinsettia Ave.
West Palm Beach, Fla.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS

1. Locate your land by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Ans. Paradise Gardens is located in township 36 south,
range 36 east, Okeechobee county, and comprises sections
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 27, 26, 25, 33, 34, 35, 36. Sections 35 and
36 are traversed by State Road No. 8 from Okeechobee to
Fort Pierce. This property is the highest point between Lake
Okeechobee and the coast, lying 60 feet above sea level and
50 feet above Lake Okeechobee at its highest point. 8,300a.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
Ans. Proposed to develop the entire tract in farms of five
acres, units cleared, plowed, and ready to plant. Actual,
sections 35 and 36 now being prepared in accordance with
this plan and our demonstration farm will be ready at an
early date.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Ans. Yes, our experiment bureau, in charge of an expert
agriculturist, will advise purchasers how, when and what
to plant.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Ans. Price not yet definitely established, but will be in
the neighborhood of $350 per acre raw, or from $500 to $700
cleared, plowed, and ready to plant.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your land
before selling them?
Ans. We propose to sell our. land as far as we can do so
cleared, plowed, and ready to plant and, if wanted, with a
house and chicken house stocked with pure-bred fowls.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
Ans. We will give preference to the man who will settle
at once on his farm and go to work, and such men will be
located together on the property. Anyone buying a farm
for speculation-which we will discourage as far as possible
-will be given a farm in a different part of the property.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
Ans. Our only requirement is that a man be white, Amer-
ican at heart, and sincerely interested in agriculture, ambi-


tious and trustworthy. Before quoting, a man must fill out
a questionnaire, a copy of which we inclose.
8. Are you making any special preparation for directing
the settlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or
by demonstration instructors?
Ans. An experiment farm is being established on the
property and we will also have pure-bred stock farms for
poultry and cattle and instruction and advice will be avail-
able at all times without charge.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agents? Financing?
Ans. Our plans include the establishment of a co-opera-
tive marketing organization and a modern and complete
cold storage warehouse. Financing: We shall endeavor to
work out a plan with the Farm Loan Division to enable the
farmer to secure loans and will assist him financially as far
as it is within our power to do so.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
Ans. We are emphasizing the opportunity today in poul-
try, dairying and trucking, and shall endeavor to locate
these industries each by themselves on the property as far
as we jan do so. We also plan to develop commercially
avocados and bananas in a nursery operated by the com-
pany where these plants can be supplied to the farmer at
reasonable prices. We are also studying the mango and
papaw as possible of being commercialized.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Ans. Paradise Gardens, Inc., is a corporation of which
Mr. E. A. Hamburg, an experienced agricultural developer,
is the president; T. T. Reese, president of the Farmers'
Bank and Trust Company of West Palm Beach, is treasurer;
Glen C. Wharton, vice-president, is a man who operates suc-
cessfully large farms in eleven different states, and other
prominent men on our board of directors, as per the attached
sheet.
THE ST. CLOUD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
FARM COLONY
St. Cloud, Osceola County
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range and section, if
possible. Section 3, township 26 south, range 31 east, Os-
ceola county, Florida.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
Minimum, 320 acres; maximum, 640 acres.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Yes.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are you
selling?
The costs to the farmer based on a ten-acre tract are as
follows: The clearing expense, which includes the building
of a graded road to every farm, plowing, harrowing, discing
and draining where necessary, in short, the placing of the
land in complete readiness for the planting of the first crop,
are $100 per acre, or $1,000 for a ten-acre tract. Half of
this sum is payable on the signing of the contract and the
balance on the completion of the work by the clearing con-
tractor. We protect the settler still further; this money is
to be deposited in one of the local banks and will only be
paid out to the contractor when the work has been properly
done.
Once upon the land the farmer has no more payments
to make for a period of three years, except his annual taxes.
The land is priced at $150 per acre, or $1,500 for a ten-acre








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Published Semi-Monthly by
Bureau of Immigration, Department of Agriculture
Tallahassee, Florida

Nathan Mayo.....................Commissioner of Agriculture
T. J. Brooks...............Director Bureau of Immigration
Phil S. Taylor .................................................. Advertising Editor
Entered as second-class matter, June 25, 1926, at the Post Office
at Tallahassee, Fla., under the Act of June 6, 1920.
Will be mailed free to anyone upon request.
VOL. 1 SEPTEMBER 6, 1926 No. 7

tract, and this sum is divided into five payments of $300
each payable at the end of each year beginning with the end
of the third.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
See answer to question No. 4.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual settlers
only?
Yes.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
From applications received to date apparently a majority
of the settlers will be American-born.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Yes. Chiefly by means of the county agricultural agent,
though an experimental farm on a small scale is planned in
the near future.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage, marketing agent, financing?
Cold storage is available in St. Cloud. For the next six
months local markets and those on the East Coast are ex-
pected to absorb products. Do not plan to finance crops in
advance, as for example, after the manner of the Citrus
Exchange.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
We advise the diversification of crops, but do not attempt
to dictate to the producer.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Farm colony, under the direct supervision of the Chamber
of Commerce of St. Cloud.
FLORIDA ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION
119 Broadway
Fort Myers, Fla.
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and.section, if
possible. Township 45, range 25, Lee county; 5,000 acres.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
Drained, cleared and prepared for cultivation.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Yes.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Two hundred and fifty dollars per acre; one-third cash,
balance one, two and three years.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?


No improvements except those above mentioned, with the
possible exception of roads.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
Yes.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
No special effort toward any particular nationality.
8. Are you.making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Yes.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
No, not at the present time.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
All crops for which climate and soil are fitted.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Corporation.

FLORIDA ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION,
Fort Myers, Fla.

KLEIER & O'DONNELL, INC.
Commercial Arcade
127 N. E. First Avenue
Miami, Fla.
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Tract of 54,040 acres, practically blocked solid in Bay and
Gulf counties. All of township 4 S, range 12 W, except sec-
tions 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19 and 20, and sections 5 and 6 and
west half of 4 in township 5 S., range 12 W., in Bay county;
sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,
30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, part of 35 in township 4 S., range 11 W.;
sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22,
and parts of 1, 6, 12, 14, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33 and 34, in town-
ship 5 S., range 11 W, and sections 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33,
34 and east half of 22, in township 4 S., range 10 W., in Gulf
county.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
Development is proposed, only a question of financing,
however, delaying it, but it is believed that matters can be
arranged so as to permit start of actual work in course of
next thirty days.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Our plan would include giving every possible assistance to
the settlers, in the way of advice and suggestion as to what
crops are best suited for any certain tract and best suited
as well insofar as marketing is concerned.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Price per acre will be $100, on terms of one-fourth cash,
next payment two years from date of sale, and balance then
remaining payable in eight equal annual installments, with
interest at 6 per cent payable semi-annually.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
We will clear the land, plow it and put it in shape for
actual and immediate cultivation as soon as the settler ar-
rives. This would include as well all necessary improve-
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well to supply water and other essentials for the settlers to
live on the land from the time they arrive. No uncleared
land or no land of any sort will be turned over to a pur-
chaser until it is actually ready for him to cultivate it, as
outlined above.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
It is our intention to sell only to those who intend to
settle on the land and to eliminate entirely the speculative
buyer.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
It is our intention to work solely among the Hungarian
element, who are now citizens of the United States and who
are employed at present in coal mines.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
One of our first steps will be installing a demonstration
farm of forty acres to show the settlers what can be done.
A thoroughly experienced man, familiar with colonization
work, conversant with agricultural conditions in Florida and
suited for directing the settlers will be placed in charge, and
he will have as many assistants as required in carrying out
this work.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent, financing?
For the first year or two we will assist the settlers in mar-
keting their products locally in the best way possible. As
conditions warrant, a cannery, or canneries, as needed, will
be erected to take care of the increased produce. This fea-
ture will be included in the work of the man in charge, or
one of his assistants, as outlined in paragraph 8 above. It
is possible, also, if conditions warrant it, cold storage facili-
ties would be provided. Question as to financing assistance
cannot be given consideration until it is seen what would be
required, although it is our belief this is a matter which will
be taken care of in the course of time.
1. Are you planning to have your central community spe-
cialize on any certain crop, or crops?
General truck gardening.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
This project is being worked out by Kleier & O'Donnell,
Inc., a Florida corporation, Commercial Arcade, Miami, Fla.
The company taking over and developing this tract would
be organized as a separate and distinct corporation.

TAMIAMI CORPORATION
160 North LaSalle St.
Chicago, III.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Lands in sections 25 to 36 inclusive; township 32, range 19,
Hillsborough county. Lands in sections 1 to 12, 16, 17, 18,
19, 20, 30, township 33, range 19, Hillsborough county. Lands
in sections 1 to 36, township 33, range 20, Manatee county.
Lands in sections 1 to 36, township 33, range 21, Manatee
county.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed ?
We own something over 54,000 acres and propose very
shortly to begin developing in units of 5,000 acres and taking
in whole tract.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a


way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Yes. Survey and staking.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
It will probably sell at about $1,000 per acre with all im-
provements.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
Divide into units of ten and twenty acres. Fence and
cross-fence. Build substantial house on each unit. Clear
and plow and plant partly to crop that may be desired.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual settlers
only?
Yes.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
No choice if of good reputation and practical farmers.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Yes. Will have several units put in as experimental farms,
to show possibilities of development.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facili-
ties, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
Our land is close to shipping points and is now traversed
by Tamiami Trail, other roads, and railroad and frontage
on river.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
No.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Corporation, organized under the laws of State of Florida.

TAMIAMI CORPORATION,
160 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Ill.

FOUR SEASONS FARMS COMPANY
709 Marion Street
Tampa, Fla.
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Pasco county, township 25 S. Total acreage, 5,335. Range
17, practically all of the following sections: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10,
11, 12; range 18, practically all of the following sections: 5,
6, 7, 8. All lying practically in a solid body.
By referring to map you will note that highway running
from gulf coast to Dade City passes through the middle of
our property, giving a highway frontage on same of approx-
imately ten miles, and that the highway under construction
from New Port Richey by way of Moon Lake to above re-
ferred-to highway passes through western boundary of our
property for one mile. You will further note that the above
referred-to highway intersects State Road No. 5, or Tamiami
Trail, just one mile east of our property. Tampa Northern
railroad borders our property on east for about two miles.
You will also note that our property is not over twenty miles
from corporate limits of Tampa, and in easy reach of the
following cities: Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey,
Tarpon Springs, Clearwater and St. Petersburg.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
We propose to develop this tract of 5,335 acres into small
farms of from five to ten acres each. We expect to clear
all land, plow and harrow same and to fence each tract with
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bungalows of from five to six rooms each, together with
combination poultry house garage and stable on each small
farm, all buildings to be attractively designed and painted
ready for immediate occupancy. On the first unit, which is
now ready for the market, we have cleared and plowed 250
acres and ten houses practically completed.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
As far as possible we are dividing our tract so that each
small farm will have a certain percentage of land suitable
for citrus and poultry, and a certain per cent better adapted
to farming and trucking, and full information will be given
each purchaser as to just what crops will grow best on each
small farm and portions thereof.
4. What is your price per acre and on what terms are
you selling?
Since we are not offering the undeveloped farm, but are
offering farms only that are thoroughly developed, with the
land cleared, plowed and harrowed, with dwellings and out-
buildings completed, we think it would be misleading to put
a price on our property by the acre. Our price for five-acre
tracts with all improvements completed will average about
$7,000. The ten-acre tracts will average about $10,000. We
have no definite, fixed terms, for we find these should be
fixed, more or less, to meet the individual purchaser's means
and responsibility. We, however, are prepared to give rea-
sonable terms, especially so when one realizes that we are
giving all necessary improvements, and that the purchaser
has no further investment for clearing and preparing the
land, or the building of houses, etc.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your land
before selling it?
Refer to No. 2.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
While we expect to establish connections with brokers in
the North and to advertise in such a way as to attract the
settlers and shall do all we can to sell to people who are
actual settlers, we will sell to people who are not yet pre-
pared to settle in Florida or to people who want a farm from
an investment standpoint only. To these latter class pur-
chasers we can offer a very attractive tenant proposition.
7. Are you making any effort to secure American-born, or
a foreign-born people?
We are making a special effort to sell to American-born
citizens.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstrating instructors?
We have a demonstration farm already in operation on
our property, and it is our intention to grow the things on
this farm that are best adapted to the several types of soil,
and to conditions in Florida. This demonstration farm is in
charge of Mr. Nelson B. Rue, of Ames Agricultural Univer-
sity, and he is also thoroughly familiar with local conditions
and the growing of farm products, vegetables and citrus
fruits in Florida. In addition to this Mr. Rue is also an ex-
pert in the raising of poultry. It is part of this demonstra-
tion expert's duties to assist the settlers in the methods of
farming, and to lend them any and all assistance to make
their several farms a success.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agency? Financing?
We have at this time no definite plans for cold storage or
financing, but we do expect to work out a co-operative mar-
keting plan, and to have an agent for this purpose.


10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop or crops?
We shall recommend only the crops which we know to be
best adapted to our soils.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
We are a corporation.

FLORIDA HILLS CORPORATION
618 Twiggs Street
Tampa, Fla.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Ranges 27, 32, 33, 34, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, in township 33 south,
range 21 east, Pasco county, State of Florida.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
Three thousand four hundred eighty-seven and one-half
acres.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Yes. The entire tract is part of that section in Hernando
and Pasco counties, which has been reported as ideally
adapted for raising Dancey tangerines. We are selling the
land primarily for poultry farms. We shall co-operate
closely with the county agent of Pasco county in adapting
vegetable and small fruit growth to the soil and season while
the tangerine trees are growing.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
The land is priced from $500 to $1,000 per acre depending
on location. A few lots near the tract reserved for a future
town site and close to the intersection of three railroads are
priced at $1,500. We are selling on terms as follows: 24 per
cent down and the balance in eight equal quarterly install-
ments; on deferred amounts, 7 per cent.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
We put in roads throughout the tract. High-tension elec-
tric lines and a transformer already on property; laterals
will be run from the transformer as needed.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
Yes, it is our plan 'to sell to actual settlers only.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We prefer American-born farmers, who have had some
experience with poultry, as colonists.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
A demonstration poultry plant is already in operation
under the direction of Judge D. E. Hale, of Glen Ellyn, Ill.,
one of the most widely known, scientific and practical poul-
try authorities in this country. One of his trained assist-
ants is constantly at the plant to give expert counsel free
to colonists and those interested.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facili-
ties, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
Colonists will be organized as a compact co-operative asso-
ciation for the following purposes:
a. Purchase of supplies for household, poultry plant and
farm; b. Marketing of all poultry, vegetable and fruit prod-
ucts; c. Oversight and care of property including poultry
during grower's absence.
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a definite proportion of all sales receipts for use in the own-
ership of trucks, tractors, other heavy utensils, and in the
perfecting of a system of direct marketing as the associa-
tion may direct.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
The Florida Hills Corporation is founding a poultry colony
with the growth of tangerine orchards strongly recommend-
ed, and with small fruits and vegetables planted so as to
use intensively every foot of otherwise unoccupied soil space.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
The Florida Hills Corporation, developer of the property, is
a Florida corporation composed mainly of residents of this
State.
The proposed co-operative association is a voluntary asso-
ciation of colonists for their own economic profit and social
advancement.

BLECKMAN ROBINSON, INCORPORATED
218 North Beach Street
Daytona, Fla.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Our land consists of 13,000 acres, more or less, in ranges
29 and 30, townships 10 and 11, Flagler county. The Florida
East Coast runs through our property and the Dixie high-
way splits the same in the center.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed ?
The extent of our. development, actual, is that we have
put on a town site and are putting sidewalks, curbs and
water and white way on the Dixie highway. We are making
our survey at the present time for an inland water-way con-
necting into the Pellicier river in the northeast section of
18, range 30 east, township 10 south, and going diagonally
across to Dinner Island. We propose to widen the Dixie
highway to eighty feet and hard-surface the same from the
brick over to each curb for the entire length of the Dixie
highway, including four and one-half miles. Back of our
lots we are plotting tracts of 'five to forty acres and guar-
antee building roads to each and every farm.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such
a way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best
raise on his individual tract?
In regard to survey of the land as to what can be raised,
we have acquired the services of Mr. K. W. ord, formerly
county agent for St. Johns county, who is a very thorough
agricultural man. He will analyze the soil on any particular
farm and advise the purchaser exactly what can be raised
to advantage on this particular piece of soil.
4. What is your price per acre and on what terms are
you selling?
The price per acre of our lands ranges from $125 to $250,
according to the location and type of soil. Our terms are
25 per cent cash, the balance in thirty-six equal monthly
payments, or 33 1-3 per cent cash and the balance in twelve
quarterly payments, or 50 per cent cash and the balance in
one, two or three years.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
The extent of improvements of farm lands is strictly up
to the purchaser. If necessary to help the purchaser, we
will clear the land and cultivate with the first crop of cow-
peas for about $40 per acre, which can be paid for on the
regular terms.


6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
We are making special inducements to bring in actual
farmers on our land to the extent of building them a home
and necessary outbuildings which they can pay for on the
regular terms. This is, of course, an inducement over the
average farm project.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We are selling only to the white or Caucasian race and
will make a special effort to sell to the American-born only.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
We now have under preparation a 120-acre experimental
farm covering diversified farming in all its details, under
the direct supervision of Mr. K. W. Lord, as hereinbefore
stated.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facili-
ties, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
We are making arrangements and have incorporated a
company to handle the marketing of our products and who
will, when necessary, put in such ice plant and cold storage
plant as is necessary to take care of farmers commodities,
and will also arrange the financing of anything which they
might want financed through this company.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
Our plans are at the present time to grow any crop which
will grow to the best advantage in that particular section.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
We are incorporated under the laws of the State of Flor-
ida. Below is a list of our officers and attached is a list of
stockholders: R. S. Bleekman, president; J. C. Robinson,
vice-president; H. G. Mitchell, secretary-treasurer; Roy N.
Springer, director; W. F. Gallaher, director.

ORLANDO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
222 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, Fla.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Sections 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, township 24 south, range 30
east, Orange county. Aggregate 3,300 acres, more or less, in
first section to be opened for sale.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
Actual, in that each sale consummated provides for fenc-
ing, clearing and putting land into condition for planting of
truck and other crops, building of complete homes with mod-
ern conveniences, construction of scientific poultry houses
and runs, domestic pressure water system. A number of
these farms are now being constructed.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such
a way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best
raise on his individual tract?
A most exhaustive survey by consulting experts forms the
basis for a specific crop location and a rotation schedule is
provided for each individual farm. The experts remain in
our employ for the period of development. At that time the
supervisory staff passes to the employ of the Co-operative
Marketing Association. The marketing association also acts
as co-operative purchasing agent and operates all necessary
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4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Our complete farms are sold only to actual incoming col-
onists, as fully developed, and the acreage price of the land
is not computed.
Our final "complete plant" price is approximately the
total of the costs to the individual to reproduce, did he buy
the land at the price we purchased it, and improve it under
individual contract at the lowest current market prices for
material and labor. Thus our profit comes largely from and
is approximately equal to our saving in construction costs
derived from quantity production. This will vary and may
not be true of each individual farm, but it represents the
general average.
Our terms are a.down payment varying with the partic-
ular farm and the type of home and structures, with monthly
payments running from seven and a half to nine years.
The approximate average price of our farms with what
we term "standard improvements" will be $6,000. This may
be increased later.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
No farms will be sold except under contract providing for
the erection of a comfortable dwelling with sanitary plumb-
ing, and sewage disposal, scientific poultry houses, runs and
equipment. The areas set aside for agricultural' pursuits
prepared for cultivation. The property fenced and delivered
to the purchaser in condition for immediate permanent
occupancy.
We are building several of these plants at the present time
and have not yet opened the plat for sale. Sales probably
will be opened about the first of May, 1926, when we expect
to have about ten farms completed, stocked with flocks and
in actual operation. These will be sold first and the remain-
der will be offered for sale by the Orlando Bank & Trust
Company, as trustee, under an operative trust, providing for
similar development and delivery.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
As our farms are not to be sold without development and
erection of homes, none of them can be sold except to actual
settlers who will go onto the property immediately and be
permanent residents.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
Our contracts of sale, which are executed by the Orlando
Bank & Trust Company, as trustee, and our deeds will con-
tain restrictions to Caucasian occupancy only. Our sales
literature and efforts will, insofar as it is practicable, differ-
entiate and discriminate in favor of the American-born cit-
izen of the better class. Our sales requirements are calcu-
lated to keep out under-financed, under- educated undesira-
bles and predestined failures.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Our staff of poultry and agricultural experts is headed by
Professor Frederic H. Stoneburn, the first professor of poul-
try husbandry in the United States, and probably the high-
est authority on the subject in the United States. As assist-
ant, Professor Stoneburn has already employed Mr. Howard
E. Stephenson, graduate of Connecticut University, at Storrs,
and he has under consideration the applications of many
others.


Mr. Harley L. Williams, of Baton Rouge, La., will in all
probability be elected secretary-treasurer of the Co-opera-
tive Marketing Association upon completion of its organiza-
tion. Mr. Williams is one of the foremost breeders of Rhode
Island Reds in the United States, and is connected with the
Louisiana Agricultural College, and secretary-treasurer of
the Louisiana Poultry Association, and is credited with
responsibility for the success of the industry in that state.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
Application for charter is now being submitted for incor-
poration of "Florida Golden Acres Poultry Association," a
non-profit stock corporation, one share of stock in the co-op-
erative marketing association being included in the sale of
each farm.
Site for grading, processing, packing, pre-cooling, cold
storage and dressing plant-a city block in the town of Taft,
Fla.-has been acquired under term lease with option of pur-
chase. The plant will be constructed as needed.
All financing of crop movement, and cold storage stocks
will be arranged by the co-operative association in behalf of
all members.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
All farms are being developed for the purpose of special-
izing in intensive production of poultry meats and eggs, and
this will be the chief industry. However, each farm is ar-
ranged to maintain a rotation of money crops, such as ber-
ries, fruit, grapes, truck and garden vegetables; most will
maintain a milch cow-one nationally know pigeon breeder
has indicated his intention of moving his plant here and it
is likely a considerable number of squab and rabbit plants
will be established.
The poultry industry embraces many specialized opera-
tions, such as breeding, hatching, brooding, caponizing, meat
production and intensive egg production. It is likely many
colonists will specialize in each operation. We are now
encouraging the establishment of a number of breeding
flocks, representing the leading strains in various breeds of
commercial fowls.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Orlando Development Corporation is a Florida corpora-
tion. Its stock subscriptions have been "closed." "Florida
Golden Acres" is an operative trust created by the Orlando
Bank & Trust Co., and in this trust is vested title to the
land. All sales contracts and deeds are entered into by the
bank as trustee, as are all contracts for construction and
improvements. All payments of purchase price are made to
the bank direct and the bank sets up and disburses the funds
-to payment first of the improvements and construction,
concurrently for the payment of land costs, etc., and last of
all, and after every other cost has been paid, the bank
accounts to the Orlando Development Corporation the resi-
due as profits-all in accordance with a general distribution
schedule embodied in the declaration of trust, of record in
the office of the Secretary of State.
The title to the land is to be guaranteed to the purchaser
in the full amount of the purchase price at the time title
passes from the bank to the purchaser by individual policy
of title insurance.
12. By a contract with the Fidelity Title & Loan Co. of Or-
lando, each purchaser will receive with his deed a policy of
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J. P. NEWELL FLORIDA ENTERPRISES
Fort Pierce, Florida

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Location of land not yet definitely determined. We have
several tracts available for our first unit of 500 acres. The
land selected will be in the North Saint Lucie Drainage Dis-
trict, under splendid drainage, and will be approved by the
county agriculturist as A-1 citrus land.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
We propose to put 500 acres on the market this year to
be sold in tracts of five and ten acres, planted in grove and
cared for under development contract,for a period of four
years. Our plans are to handle 1,000 acres per year after
this year.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
The land will be approved by the county agriculturist and
the Fort Pierce Bank and Trust Company agriculturist as
A-1 citrus land, being sandy top soil with clay and marl sub-
soil, and free from hard-pan. The price per acre will be
$1,500, payable 20 per cent down and the balance in ten
equal semi-annual installments without interest. Copy of
our proposed form of contract is attached. This land will
be sold only to people who have an income sufficient to
insure their being able to carry their contract through. We
have adopted the slogan "no resales department." We want
only bona-fide purchasers, who are buying for permanency.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
This question is answered in No. 3.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
This question is answered under No. 3.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual settlers
only ?
These tracts will be sold principally to people in the North
who have an income sufficient to pay for their land and who
buy with an idea of making the grove a future home when
developed.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
This has been answered in previous questions.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Our groves are to be planted by a man who has had four
years' successful experience here and he will furnish direc-
tion to those who locate on their groves after they have be-
come commercial.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
We will have marketing facilities by the time the groves
are in bearing.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
Answered in previous question.
11. Are you a corporation, association, 6r an individual?
We are a corporation, organized under the laws of the
State of Florida. J. P. Newell, Florida Enterprises, Inc.


FLORIDA LAND, ORANGE AND CITRUS FRUIT
COMPANY
Leesburg, Florida

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Ans. Own land in 25-18-24. Want to place real DIRT
farmers on this land, to plant out citrus fruit, cabbage, to-
matoes, peas, lettuce, sweet and Irish potatoes, onions, beans,
celery and such other vegetables as this location is fitted
for and the land will produce, and so on in the various coun-
ties throughout the State.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
Ans. I propose FIRST, to find the land that will produce
what I have embodied in paragraph 1, and, if the owner has
a selling price, will buy outright. If not, will try to show
him just what the profits derived from his lands are and
still try to deal with him, anyway, by associating him with
my ideas, or pulling him up to the standard of production,
and so on.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such
a way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best
raise on his individual tract?
Ans. It certainly does, and positively no other plan will
work.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Ans. The price will depend on the grade of land and what
the farmer wants to raise. Terms: If he can pay all cash,
will take the money. If not, will make terms to suit all par-
ties concerned.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
Ans. That depends. First, we propose to fence all lands
we may own. We shall endeavor to find the prospective
buyer, then find out what amount of cash he has and what
improvements he wants made, then proceed accordingly. If
he is a real DIRT farmer, we will not let him get away.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual settlers
only?
Ans. Specialize only in actual TILLERS of the dirt, for
that is the only kind of men to have, who can pull up the
agricultural end of the State to the standard.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
Ans. Americans are the only ones I can speak with, as I
only spedk the one language. I will not take up my time
with any other.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Ans. I think the State should be able to answer this by
saying, "There is a demonstration farm in Lake county,
owned and operated by the State of Florida, from which
farm all information can be obtained along the various lines
of what can be raised in the State, how cultivated, what
tools to use, kind of fertilizer to use, etc." However, since *
that is not the case and the State has no farm of this kind,
I, being as I believe, capable along these lines, will look
after these ends myself. Should I BUMP into something I
could not work out, would secure the services of a man who
could.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage, or marketing agent? Financing?
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the market. We guarantee the sales, and to the best advan-
tage.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
Ans. No crop planted that cannot be specialized on.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Ans. Florida Land, Orange and Citrus Fruit Co., a cor-
poration.


ULRICH INVESTMENT COMPANY

Room 24, Blum Building
Jacksonville, Fla.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS

1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Northwest Duval and Southeast Nassau, with scattered
tracts in South Duval.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
We have gotten in touch with several substantial foreign
societies, and have had some response from the Germans.
Proposed to sell in 80-acre tracts.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Plan furnishing survey. Would like to give all informa-
tion possible regarding the adaptability of the soil.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
We plan selling at $80 per acre, on a one-third cash basis.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
We do not plan any improvements at that price per acre.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
blers only?
We desire to sell to settlers only.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We are appealing to the German-Americans, and other
American-born agriculturally inclined people who have
enough cash to properly finance themselves for a period of
two years or better.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
At this time, our plan is too young and our price is too
low to furnish instructors or demonstrators.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
We will aid in the marketing.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
It has not been decided.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
We are a corporation associated with another association
who is a large holder in the South Nassau lands.


INSURED LAND CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Suite 2708 Grand Central Terminal
New York, N. Y.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Hardee county, Townships 33 and 34, ranges 24, 25 and 26;
sections are scattered and among existing farms.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
We sell five-acre units under our copyrighted "Insured
Land Plan," which gives immediate possession and allows
eight years for payment; the purchaser in meantime being
protected by life, health and accident insurance and receives
from trustee at maturity (eight years) 50 per cent in cash
of principal paid. All land offered for sale is subject to
approval of trustee (a Florida Trust Company).
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Yes. We work in co-operation with the county agent who
will instruct any or all of our purchasers what and how to
grow products best suited to the soil. We also work in co-
operation with the County Commissioners and Chamber of
Commerce.
What is your price per acre, and on what terms are you
selling?
Our price is $200 per acre in five-acre units, or $1,000 per
unit, payable $125 annually over eight years, purchaser be-
ing protected by free and clear deed being deposited with
Commercial Bank and Trust Company of West Palm Beach,
trustee, and guaranteed title policy also deposited. Also
protection by insurance as cited in paragraph No. 2, and
payment of $500 by trustee at maturity.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
All of our land is cleared of timber and ready for occu-
pation.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
Yes, our object is to have farms producing. If purchasers
cannot settle at start, we can arrange for growing on per-
centage of crop basis.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We are most desirous of American-born settlers, and our
endeavor is within this field.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Answered in paragraph No. 3.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
Hardee county enjoys special marketing facilities. Prod-
uce is purchased by the exchanges and buyers who are in the
county during the growing season.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
Hardee county is well known to show the greatest average
return to its acreage to that of any other county in the State
of Florida or the United States, and has the combination soil.
allowing the growth of citrus and vegetables on the same
soil.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
A corporation. Insured Land Corporation of America,
Grand Central Terminal, New York, N. Y.










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NATIONAL GARDENS (Volusia County)
Daytona Beach, Fla.
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
i. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Approximately 8,000 acres in Volusia county, between
range 29 and range 31 east, and between townships 12 and
14 south.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
pnsed?
There is about thirty miles of highway built and more
than an equal amount surveyed for construction in the near
future. There are 200 acres at the present time in crops,
100 acres of which are flowering Dutch bulbs. There are 20
occupied residences built and 15 to be erected the coming
summer by private owners; railroad station ("National Gar-
dens") and post office, two stores, hotel, Western Union
Telegraph service, bulb storage warehouses.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such
a way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best
raise on his individual tract?
Yes; in addition to which we have experts at all times
on the land to guide the prospective settlers and assist them
in selection and to show them what is being done on similar
tracts.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Prices vary from $150.00 to $1,500.00 per acre, depending
upon nearness to the center of the town. Terms: one-quarter
cash, balance one, two and three years, or better terms if
the purchaser will immediately build and improve.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
Land is sold as is, or we will contract with the buyer to
clear, plow, fence, plant and harvest on a cost plus basis.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
We most decidedly do, and discourage any wholesale pur-
chases except for especially large tracts some distance re-
moved from the center of the town.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We are especially desirous of'obtaining a small coloniza-
tion of Hollanders, because this is, and is to be, we think,
the bulb-growing center of Florida. Outside of this, we want
American-born people.
8. Are you making any preparations for directing the
settlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
We have experts on the spot at all times to show and
instruct the settler in methods relating to all crops, includ-
ing Dutch bulbs, as well as dairying and poultry raising.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
We already have most excellent market facilities and con-
nections made with Northern markets for Dutch bulbs and
bloom. Plans have been drawn for pre-cooling and cold
storage plant and for financing same.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
We are especially anxious, and have spent several hundred
thousand dollars in establishing the French and Dutch bulb
industry in this locality. This industry we are intending
to carry on.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
National Gardens is operated by the East Coast Develop-
ment Company, in addition to which we have a very nice
little community of farmers who co-operate.


SEMINOLE PLANTATION COMPANY
West Bay, Florida

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Ans. Total acreage, approximately, 32,500, located in
township 1 north, range 15 west, Washington county, Flor-
ida, and townships 1 and 2 south, range 17 west and 16 west,
in Bay county, Florida.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
We only sell absolutely good fruit land, elevation from 00
ft. to 250 ft. above sea level. Of the above acreage we have
sold approximately 8,000 acres. About 2,500 acres are
planted to Satsuma oranges, Carmen grapes, blueberries
and pecans. We increase our plantings about 1,000 acres
each year.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such
a way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best
raise on his individual tract?
We lay out surveys of our fruit land in ten-acre tracts.
Each ten-acre tract is on a roadway, which leads into main
roadways.
While we make plantings for individual purchasers as
indicated above, we ars getting the best results from Carmen
grapes and Satsuma oranges. We make recommendations
to purchasers for planting according to the character of the
soil.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
We charge $100 per acre for fruit land. We guarantee
each ten-acre tract to be absolutely good for the fruits we
recommend. Also each tract is guaranteed as to fruit acre-
age. If there is a defect we make allowance in price for
same.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
We always have a few hundred acres cleared and planted
to a cover crop in advance. If a purchaser takes ten or
more acres all for planting, we sell him prepared land. If
he takes, for instance, fifty acres with only a ten-acre plant-
ing, then we give him fifty acres of uncleared land and
immediately prepare ten acres for his planting. We do not
sell cleared and prepared land except where a planting con-
tract is entered into by the purchaser.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual settlers
only?
No. Our sales are made to people of means who expect us
to plant and care for their property, gather and market the
fruit for their account. Most of the owners plan to build a
cottage for accupancy a few months of the year.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We do not sell foreigners. Ninety-nine per cent of our
sales are made to real Americans-English, Irish and Scotch
descent.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
All work in connection with fruit-growing is done under
direction of the company horticulturist, with the aid of the
county agents of the State Agricultural department. Our
best demonstration is from the groves and vineyards we
have in their different stages of growth. When we put into
effect a general farm and truck-growing plant for lands best
suited for those purposes, we propose to have a demonstra-
tion farm.
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cities, cold storage, or marketing agent? Financing?
Yes, we are building up a complete marketing organiza-
tion. In 1925 our production just started and our grapes,
blueberries, oranges were marketed locally. In 1926 we will
probably ship to Western and Eastern markets fifteen car-
loads of grapes and two or three car loads of Satsumas.
Next year our shipments will probably be from 50 to 100
car loads, and within five years, at our present rate of
growth, our shipments should be in the thousands of car
loads.
We will ship this July perhaps the first car load of grapes
ever sent out of Florida.
Practically all our planting contracts are financed by the
individual owners. In a few cases we partially finance con-
tracts the first two or three years.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
This is answered in the foregoing.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
We are a corporation, Seminole Plantation Company. We
have amply financed our plans through land sales and a
modest profit on planting contracts.
In the area of our entire land holdings, we have approx-
imately 15,000 acres suitable for these fruit plantings. The
remainder, we plan to develop later for general farm and
truck growing. The greater part of our land holdings were
purchased in 1907 for timber. After cutting and manufac-
turing the timber we started our present plan of develop-
ment.

FLORIDA MUCK FARMS, INC.
204 N. E. Second Avenue
Miami, Fla.
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Township 43, range 34, sections 24, 26, 36; township 44,
range 34, sections 2, 12, 14, 24, 26; township 44, range 35,
sections 6, 4, 2, 8, 10, 12, 18, 14, 20, 22, 24, 30, 32, 26; town-
ship 44, range 36, sections 18, part of 8, 19, 20, 22, 30, 28,
part of 31.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed ?
Sixty thousand acres.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such
a way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best
raise on his individual tract?
Yes. We have in our organization practical agriculturists
to advise the incoming farmer.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Two hundred to $850 per acre. Terms are one-quarter
down, balance one, two and three years with interest at 6
per cent, or one-half down with the balance in five years
with interest at 6 per cent. A deed and title insurance are
given at the time of the first quarter or half down payment
and a mortgage is taken back for the balance.
5. To what extent do you propose to impove your lands
before selling them?
Our plan of establishing model farms by clearing the land
and building houses and getting the farmer started is an
experiment and it is possible that we will continue this
plan provided it proves feasible. Our entire future program
depends upon the success or failure of this plan.
We are also co-operating in every way and actively assist-
ing in the building of a railroad to connect from Pahoke to


Clewiston around the southern rim of the lake and down to
Miami.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
We are making a special effort to sell to farmers, and not
to speculators. We have a town site called Lake Harbor,
which comprises section 2, township 44, range 35. For the
present, however, we are cutting up the greater part of this
section into model farms and will make no special effort to
sell the town site lots.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born or foreign-born citizens?
We, of course, are desirous of securing American-born or
naturalized citizens.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
We propose to have in the neighborhood of twenty or
twenty-five farms with buildings and equipment which will
be leased to farmers with the privilege of paying for these
farms out of proceeds from their crops. We have in the
organization practical agriculturists to advise the incoming
farmers.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
Our plans include forming an organization to assist the
farmer in every way possible; that is, building of ware-
houses in the town site of Lake Harbor and at the proper
time to establish'sales agencies in the larger markets. Our
liberal terms of sale, that is, taking back a straight mort-
gage for five years, in addition to our plan above-mentioned
to give the farmers a chance to get started, are included in
our financing plans. No doubt other financial assistance will
be available as the project progresses.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
We believe that this matter will take care of itself nat-
urally, but our experts will be available to make suggestions
along these lines at the proper times.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Corporation: Florida Muck Farms, Inc., Miami, Fla.

HERNANDO PLANTATION CO., INC.
Brooksville, Fla.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS

1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
All or the greater part of sections 13, 16, 24, 25, 26, 27
(half), 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36; less than half of sec-
tions 10, 12 and 23, township 23, range 18; all or the greater
part of sections 31 and 32, less than half of sections 29 and
33, township 23, range 19, Hernando county; all or the
greater part of sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20
(half), 21 and 24; less than half of sections 9, 22 and 23,
township 24, range 18; all or the greater part of sections 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19 and 23; lesser parts of section 4, 12,
13 and 16, township 24, range 19, Pasco county. A total of
over 24,000 acres.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed ?
One and one-half section cut up into residential town lots,
the majority of them are sold to settlers and prospective
settlers. Our settlement-Masaryktown-has now 26 new
dwelling houses and about 150 inhabitants. The rest of our
land, excepting about 10,000 acres reserved for sale as a
whole, is cut up into 20-acre plots for cultivation. One
parcel of 800 acres and several smaller ones are already
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melons, etc., between the rows of trees. Another parcel of
20 acres will be cleared shortly preparatory to planting by
our company and its workmen, on behalf of individual own-
ers who intend to have both of said large tracts worked on
a co-operative basis. We intend to further encourage and
carry out such a plan.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tracts?
Yes. (See reply to question No. 10.)
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
One hundred to one hundred and fifty dollars per acre in
the main, slightly higher near the State road. Terms, one-
third down, balance in equal parts within three years. (See
also second sentence in reply to question No. 6.)
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
No improvements made on plots for cultivation. But our
company undertakes, through our own force of workmen
(composed mostly of some of our actual settlers), to clear,
plant and maintain citrus orchards at actual cost (wages
paid to our workmen average $3.25 per day).
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual settlers
only?
Our advertising and all other efforts aim entirely in that
direction. Besides, each share of stock.in our company
carries with it 20 acres of land free, to encourage settlement
and cultivation. Three hundred and fifty shares of stook
were sold to about 240 stockholders.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
Our company was organized by American citizens of
Czechoslovak birth or descent (publishers of a Slovak news-
paper of New York), and only for this reason practically all
of our settlers are Czechoslovaks, by birth or descent. But
no exclusiveness is intended.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Part of our land under cultivation is used for truck gar-
dening or farming experiments: A dairy farm is planned
by one of our settlers. Through our field manager we are
constantly gathering reliable information for our settlers
especially on citrus raising. But no systematic use of dem-
onstration instructors has been prepared as yet, although
this is also intended to be done under suitable circumstances.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage, or marketing agent? Financing?
Only to the extent of including this in our plans for the
future. For the present and the near future two packing
houses in the neighboring town of Brooksville have perhaps
ample facilities to take care of our requirements. As for
our this year's truck and fruit crop, same has already been
taken care of through a Tampa merchant. The question of
future financing has not yet come under consideration.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
Yes, on citrus fruit. Truck farming is to be only inci-
dental, or only in some very limited spots where the nature
of the ground (muck soil) is eminently suitable for it.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Hernando Plantation Co., Inc., a corporation incorporated
under the laws of Florida. Main office at 435 East 86th
street, New York, N. Y. Florida office at Masaryktown, P.
O., Brooksville, Fla.


GEORGE F. STRONG, INCORPORATED
Oakcrest Farms and Groves
Crestview, Fla.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Lands in townships 2 and 3, range 22 west; townships 3,
4, 5 and 6, range 23 west, and townships 3, range 24 west.
Okaloosa county, embracing about 16,700' acres.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed ?
Surveying and platting off in farms of from five to forty
acres, staking same, and laying out roads.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Only by providing soil analysis and reports.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Eighty to one hundred and twenty-five dollars, depending
on location, selling on terms of approximately one-third cash
and balance in one, two and three years, deferred payments,
to bear 6 per cent interest.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
Only as above stated.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
Such is our sole purpose.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
Yes.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Yes; by having model farm, and by securing advice of
farm experts, at the proper time.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
We expect to foster and assist in such undertakings.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
No.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Corporation. Geo. F. Strong, Inc. Principal office at St.
Petersburg, Fla.

J. C. PENNEY-GWINN CORPORATION
Green Cove Springs, Fla.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
I think you will understand why I could not answer your
first question. It is almost impossible to give you a list of
the township, range and section for the 120,000 acres. They
are all here in Clay county.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed ?
See above.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
We are negotiating today with a soils man in connection
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be able to furnish those who are interested in our project
a map such as is called for in your question 3.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Your question 4 is included in the printed sheet. The
prices of the farms range from $3,000 to $4,500, approxi-
mately.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
The lands are cleared, and we turn them over plowed and
in shape for the farmer to begin operations.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual settlers
only?
We sell to actual settlers only.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We make no appeal to anyone except American-born peo-
ple of the highest moral type.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the
settlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Our experiment station and our department of farm man-
agement will assist the farmers.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage, marketing agent, financing?
We are arranging to take care of the marketing, in so far
as we are able to render that service. This office arranged
for the marketing of the potato crop for a cash considera-
tion.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
We are not planning to centralize at present, or to special-
ize on any certain crops. We are a corporation.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
J. C. Penney-Gwinn Corporation.

ASSOCIATED LAND OWNERS CORPORATION
OF FLORIDA
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Five thousand acres in townships 35 and 36, range 23,
Hardee and DeSoto counties.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed ?
Contemplated.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such
a way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best
raise on his individual tract?
Yes.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Two hundred and fifty dollars cleared.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
Clear, fence, plow, build house and garage or any im-
provement wanted by buyer.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual settlers
only?
Yes.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
Yes, American.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tiers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Yes.


9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
Yes.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
Yes.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Corporation.

A. S. SKINNER COMPANY
Sarasota, Fla.
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Township 36 south, range 19 east, sections 18, 17, 16, 15, 14
and 13; township 36 south, range 20 east, sections 18 and
17, and part of 20; the western boundary of section 18,
range 19 east adjoins the city limits of Sarasota. Land
lies eight miles along the Myakka road and is only one
mile in depth; very accessible.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
Actual, 400 acres; proposed, 5,000 acres.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Every attention will be given the purchaser to enable him
to plant his land to his best advantage.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Seven hundred and fifty dollars per acre; one-third down,
balance in one, two and three years; interest at 6 per cent,
semi-annual.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
Each farm has wide frontage on a fifty-foot well-graded
roadway. This land is already drained, being part of the
Sarasota-Fruitville Drainage District.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
6. We already have an able man, Mr. Charles Schabel, of
Syracuse, N. Y.., touring the states for the purpose of inter-
esting actual settlers and advising each prospective pur-
chaser to see the land himself before buying or to send a
man who represents him.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?
We are making a special effort to secure American-born
people.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
Our plans include both an experimental farm and a dem-
onstration instructor.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing'!
We have a new plan of marketing the produce from these
farms which we have seen demonstrated in the North and
which we are going to try out. By this plan time is saved
for the producer which he can use for increasing his pro-
duction.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
We are planning to specialize on certain crops which will
enable the settlers to have buyers come direct to them.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
This land is owned and developed by L. L. Richardson,
individual, 119 Sunset avenue, Sarasota, Fla. We are the
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BRABOTA PARK DEVELOPMENT CORPORA-
TION
416 Main Street
Bradenton, Florida

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
The total area owned by the Germain Land & Timber
Company which we are advertising as Brasota Park Farms
is approximately 26,000 acres; part of this land, however, is
still in timber, our company being in the saw mill business
and still operating its railroad and saw mill. The saw mill
is located at Limestone, Fla., on the C., H. & N. railroad.
Our lands are in Manatee county, Florida, 8,000 acres of
which comprise the unit that we are now offering for farms,
is located in townships 34 and 35, range 22 east, the sections
in township 35 are sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12, and
the sections in township 34 are sections 33, 34, 35 and 36, all
being in Manatee county.
In these particular sections there are quite a number of
old developed farms that have been in crop from twenty to
thirty years, these farms being scattered over the area and
they represent the fertility of the soil and prove up the class
of crops that can be grown.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
In section 2 we have established a community center,
where we have already built a model farm house with ap-
proximately five acres in crop, all fenced. We also have a
ten-acre demonstration farm from which we have just fin-
ished taking off a crop of cucumbers and tomatoes that have
grossed approximately $9,000 for the first crop, all within
six months from the time we started.
A general store is about completed. A thirty-five room
hotel is now complete and in operation.
The main road leading through our community center is a
county road that is to be hard-surfaced, and from this road
we will construct sixty-foot graded roads so that every farm
unit of five or ten acres will face this graded road and we
have approximately four miles of such road cleared, graded
etc., with farms surveyed and staked out, each facing the
road.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
We have hired a practical farmer who is also a graduate
of the State College at Gainesville, and it is our purpose only
to sell such lands as will grow the kind of crops each buyer
wants to raise, and it is our purpose in addition to have our
own man pass on the fertility of each unit sold, but to also
obtain the services of Manatee county's land agent, and we
also would be glad to have a representative from your de-
partment go over our property to further assist us in giving
to each purchaser reliable data as to the best items to be
raised on each individual tract.
Our land varies in character but a large bulk of it is com-
bination soil equally adaptable to the raising of citrus fruit,
general farming and ordinary garden trucking.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
We have three different prices, namely, $200, $250 and
$300 per acre. The higher priced land being that land ad-
jacent to the county road that is to be hard-surfaced and to
the town site, the prices varying with the distance of the
location from the same.
We have several different terms under which the land is
sold, depending upon the buyer.


Our regular terms are on the basis of approximately one-
third cash, the balance over a two-year period, but to men
who move on the land and start farming we have different
terms, taking say $150 cash down and the balance in small
monthly payments or in some cases the balance after crops
have been harvested over a period of two years, so that we
can give to each buyer just as much co-operation as possible
with the idea of getting the land paid for within the two-
year period.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
All lands sold by us are cut-over lands just as they are
left by our saw mill and to those who want to do their own
building and improvement work we offer the use of our
machinery and equipment for that purpose at actual cost,
and we will also supply lumber from our own saw mill at
wholesale prices and furnish free building plans and gen-
eral supervision without cost.
To those who want us to do the work, we will clear the
land and have it ready for plowing at a cost of $50 per acre.
To those who want the land worked, double disced,
plowed, etc., over a three months' period we will also do
that at actual cost, having the land ready for seeding when
the buyer arrived to put in his first crop.
We will also fence and ditch each farm and build a house
on each farm, selling the complete unit all ready for the
family to move into.
It is our desire to improve the lands to the extent that
each purchaser wishes and we have the various plans worked
out to meet every emergency.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual set-
tlers only?
We are making some effort to bring down settlers from
the North, but are already selling to local farmers and to
professional and business men who want a farm with the
idea of getting a practical farmer on the land, finance his
work and thus help us build up the State, using thc man of
means to supply the money and the farmer to supply the
labor so as to put both at work in developing the back-
country.
'7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?-
So far as possible we want American families, but we an-
ticipate bringing down from the North some of the more
thrifty foreign families who have inherited farming knowl-
edge.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
It is our intention to offer free direction in the prepara-
tion of the soil, proper treatment of the soil, planting and
caring for the crops, as the operation of our own demonstra-
tion farm and the services of our manager will be available
for their assistance in addition to the assistance that Man-
atee county gives to each farmer here.
9. Areeyou preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities, cold storage or marketing agent? Financing?
It is our intention to form co-operative marketing associa-
tions, giving each settler the opportunity of becoming identi-
fied with all community developments so that collectively
we can work out marketing in three ways:
(a) Sell all farm products at Wauchula and Palmetto,
where recognized markets with buyers have already been
established.
(b) Sell in car load shipments by collectively loading,
direct through agents carefully established in various large
Northern buying centers.
(c) Local distribution by truck to surrounding towns
where fresh vegetables, dairy products, etc., are badly need-








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ed and which gives a wonderful opportunity for immediate
marketing by local truck distribution.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on any certain crop, or crops?
We are urging general farming so that each settler has a
few acres in citrus, has chickens, hogs and cows and then
a few acres devoted to the usual truck vegetables grown in
Manatee county so that we will have a general farming
community without specializing in any one crop.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
The land is owned by the Germain Land & Timber Com-
pany, who have their own railroad through the property
and who own a saw mill plant at Limestone, Fla. They can-
not engage in land development, so that the men who are
identified with the saw mill have formed the Brasota Park
Development Corporation for the development of the 8,000
acres in this first unit, for which the saw mill has given
exclusive options to the development company, and it is the
development company who are doing the work and who are
putting over this farm development. Arrangements have
been made so that the saw mill will furnish the deed as each
unit is sold, and as we sell under contract the deed will be
held in escrow for each purchaser until he has paid for his
land in full.
This gives the development company the opportunity of
extending deferred time payments where needed so that
each settler can get the benefit of the co-operation we intend
to give to bring about success.
The Brasota Park Development Corporation is a Florida
Corporation.
Our plan is to make each purchaser who comes to Brasota
Park successful and we will put their success ahead of
everything else, so that it is with this in mind that we are
approaching our problem of development.

DAIRYMEN & FARMERS LAND COMPANY

Miami Bank & Trust Bldg.
Miami, Florida
QUESTIONNAIRE FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPERS
1. Locate your lands by township, range, and section, if
possible.
Township 36, range 36, sections 19, 29, 30, 31, 32; town-
ship 37, range 36, sections 5, 6; township 36, range 35, sec-
tions 36 and one-half of 35, and one-half of 25.
2. What is the extent of your development, actual or pro-
posed?
Started actual development June 15, 1926, and have 250
acres cleared already.
3. Does your plan include a survey of the land in such a
way as to inform the purchaser as to what he can best raise
on his individual tract?
Yes.
4. What is your price per acre, and on what terms are
you selling?
Three hundred and fifty dollars per acre for developed
land with roads to each tract; $150 per acre for undeveloped
land. Developed land, 25 per cent down, balance 1, 2, 3, 4
years; undeveloped land, 25 per cent down, balance 1, 2, 3, 4,
5 years; or half down and balance five years after.
5. To what extent do you propose to improve your lands
before selling them?
Developed land will be cleared and drained and have
roads put in.
6. Do you make any special effort to sell to actual settlers
only?
Developed land is only being sold to settlers.
7. Are you making any special efforts to secure American-
born, or a foreign-born people?


No; we are just looking for men whom we feel can work
farms so as to make good on future payments.
8. Are you making any preparation for directing the set-
tlers in methods of farming, by experiment farms, or by
demonstration instructors?
We have 150 acres plowed and will plant in various crops
and we have an agricultural expert who advises and looks
after the work.
9. Are you preparing to have any special marketing facil-
ities and are co-operating with local packing plant?
We will loan against crops if satisfied farmer will con-
scientiously carry on his work.
10. Are you planning to have your central community
specialize on certain crop, or crops?
Yes. Truck crops.
11. Are you a corporation, association, or an individual?
Corporation.

ORGANIZATIONS WHICH CAN HELP NEW
FARM-SETTLERS
Florida Grower.
Florida has a number of organizations and services to
assist its established farmers and new settlers with their
problems. Here is a description of those whose operations
are more general throughout the state, and the work in
which they are engaged:
Florida Department of Agriculture
Offices at Tallahassee. Hon. Nathan Mayo, Commis-
sioner. Gives out information of a general character on
Florida farming. Distributes free quarterly bulletins deal-
ing with poultry, dairying, and general fruit and truck crop
subjects.
Florida State Marketing Bureau
Offices at Jacksonville. Hon. L. M. Rhodes, Commis-
sioner. In co-operation with the Bureau of Agricultural
Economics at Washington, it provides, free of charge, daily
reports on market conditions.

Florida Agricultural Extension Service
Headquarters at Gainesville. Hon. Wilmon Newell, di-
rector, Prof. A. P. Spencer, assistant director. Directs
work of district and county agricultural agents in assisting
farmers with general information.

Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
Headquarters at Gainesville. Hon. Wilmon Newell, di-
rector, Prof. John M. Scott, assistant director. Conducts
research and experimental work on Florida farming prob-
lems.
Florida State Horticultural Society
L. B. Skinner, Dunedin, president; Bayard F. Floyd,
Davenport, secretary. Holds annual meeting and issues
proceedings with latest information on tropical and sub-
tropical fruit subjects.
Florida Grape Growers Association
Prof. E. L. Lord, Gainesville, president; N. G. Nicoll,
Bartow, secretary. Holds annual and semi-annual grape
conventions and grape shows.
American Poultry Association of Florida
Earl Brown, DeLand, president; H. C. Hull, Dade City,
secretary. Disseminates information on Florida poultry
subjects.
Florida Certified Farms Association
Headquarters at Orlando. Bronson Batchelor, president;
Paul Thomas, secretary. Association of farm developers to
assist new farm settlers.









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NEW DEVELOPMENT OF FLORIDA FARM
LANDS

Bradenton Herald.

Improvement and Not Exploitation, Declares Chairman

Orlando, Fla.-"A new chapter will be written in the sale
and development of Florida farm lands," declared L. A.
Smartt, of Lakeland, chairman of the agricultural bureau
of the Florida Association of Real Estate Boards, in a
statement made today at the close of a ten days' trip over
the State interviewing business leaders. "It is now devel-
opment and not exploitation, and we have investors, not
speculators," he continued.
"Everyone to whom I talked was enthusiastic over the
future of the State, feeling that the real substance and basic
element is its agricultural lands. Much work remains to
be done to carry out our program, however."
The State Realty Association recently enlarged its agri-
cultural committee and gave it added duties, owing to the
increased interest in agricultural matters generally. Mr.
Smartt was selected to give most of his time to carry out
the preliminary plans.
In outlining the work to be accomplished, Mr. Smartt
said, "This committee means business. The public realizes
the importance of this subject and the realtors of the State
are willing to take the initiative in the work. They have
assumed the responsibility and have outlined a big program.
We will attempt to co-ordinate the efforts of every organi-
zation having an agricultural committee and are in close
touch with the commissioner of agriculture, State market-
ing bureau, the State Chamber of Commerce, State bankers'
association and others. If they all agree upon a line of
action and co-operate in carrying it out, there is no question
as to the results.
"Our committee recently held a two days' session in
which every phase of the subject was discussed and three
main objectives were selected:
"1. Safe and sane selling and development methods.
"2. Improved marketing conditions.
"3. Better farm loan conditions.
"The committee does not have in mind the revolutionizing
of conditions under any one of these heads, but will co-
ordinate effort to assist in solving them.
"The splendid reputation and great advantages of Florida
make it attractive to the migratory scheming promoter.
Thousands of acres of Florida lands were bought during the
past year with a view of selling them in any market, both
in Florida and over the country generally, regardless of
development, condition of the lands, or the purpose to which
they are adapted. In this they reckoned without their host.
This bureau, the Florida Real Estate Commission and the
people of the State will not stand for it. While every
legitimate operator is welcome, there is no place in Florida
for the crooked farm lands promoter."
Members of the committee, of which Mr. Smartt is chair-
man, are: A. J. McColl, Zephyrhills; F. Fred Acker, Vero
Beach; E. P. Green, Bradenton; P. H. Enniss, Sarasota;
R. O. Evans, Wauchula; H. H. Simmons, Jacksonville; O.
P. Swope, Orlando; James A. Dew, West Palm Beach;
J. A. Mackintosh, Tallahassee; R. L. Goodwin, Fort Pierce,
and C. W. Loveland, Palatka. H. H. Richardson, of Jack-
sonville, who is chairman of the farm lands division of the
National Association of Real Estate Boards, will serve the
committee in an advisory capacity.


FLORIDA FARMING PAYS

Blue Book of Southern Progress

One of the best possible ways to keep the boys "down
on the farm" would be to ship them to a Florida farm.
These figures show that farming pays better, per acre, in
this state than in any commonwealth in the nation.
That the reader may be acquainted with the comparative
cash-production of Florida farms, as compared with other
farms, in other States, the figures, in full, are reproduced
below:

STATE Value per acre
Florida .............................. ..... ... $107
California ........................... ...... .. ...79
Massachusetts .................... .............. 73
New Jersey ................ ....................... 73
Connecticut ................... ............. .. (66
Rhode Island ................................... 64
Maine ........................................... 62
Arizona ......................................... 62
Delaware .................. ...... ............... 4f6
North Carolina .. .................. ......... ..... 44
Maryland ...................... ........................ 42
U tah .................... .. ..................... 42
Washington ....... .............................. 42
Pennsylvania .................. .. .. ............. 40
West Virginia ................... ... ................. 40
Idaho .. .................................... .... 40
New Hampshire .............. ................... 38
New York ....................................... 38
Louisiana ............................ .......... .. 37
Virginia ............. ...... .............. . 36
Vermont ....................... .. ............. 35
K entucky ....... ..................... ........... 35
Mississippi ............... ...... .............. 34
Wisconsin ...... ................................ 32
Oregon .......................... .. .... .......... 31
Arkansas ............................. ......... 30
South Carolina ................ ................... 30
Texas ....................... ............... .... 2
Michigan .................................... ..... 29
Ohio ..................... .... ............... 28
New Mexico .. .................................... 27
Alabama ............................ .. ....... 27
Tennessee ..................... ................ 27
Nevada ............ .. .......................... 26
Georgia ..........................................2 24
Colorado ..... ........... .......... ........... 23
Indiana ........... ............................ 22
Illinois ........................... .......... 22
Iowa .. ............ ...................... 21
Missouri ....................... ....... ......... 21
Oklahoma ............................... ... 20
Minnesota .. .................................... 20
W yoming ............... ...................... 17
Montana .................... ...................... 15
Nebraska ...................................... 15
Kansas .. .................................. .. 13
North Dakota ............... ................... 13
South Dakota ............... ................... 11
This compilation of figures is a most convincing proof
of the value of Florida real estate for agricultural develop-
ment. Florida people have realized the possibilities for
years, and this statement in the Blue Book, should do a
lot toward convincing the residents of the other forty-seven
States.




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