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WFGA Television-Jacksonville, Chan-
nel 12, the Tuesday following the
first Friday of every month, 6:45
a.m.-"Hi Neighbor Program".
WFTV Television-Orlando, Channel
9, the third Sunday of every month,
12:30 p.m.-"Florida Agri World".
News and views about Florida
Farm Bureau Federation can be seen
and heard once each month on the
above stations. Tune in if you pos-
sibly can.



FEB. 17-24, 1968





PHONE 293-3175


Your home is probably your most expensive investment. Fire can destroy
It without warning because no home is fireproof. Your own Farm Bureau
company can sell you the fire insurance you need. See your local Farm Bureau
agent today or write Preston H. Gough, executive vice president.


4350 SW 13th STREET

PHONE FR 2-0401



of interest to farmers.

Dee. 10-14. Annual AFBF Convention, Chicago.
Dec. 15. Feeder Pig Sale. Live Oak.
Jan. 15-16. Semi-Annual meet, Nat. Livestock and
Meat Board, Chicago.
Jan. 16, 17, 18. Annual meeting, Southern Weed
Conference, Deauville Hotel, Miami Beach.
Jan. 29, 30, 31. SE Poultry & Egg Ass'n conven-
tion, Atlanta.
Feb. 18-21. Annual National Peach Council con-
vention and trade show. Charleston, S. C.
Feb. 26-28. Int. Orchid Show. Bayfront Park Aud.
Mar. 27-30. Annual National Youthpower Con-
gress, Sherman House, Chicago.
Apr. 5-21. Major promotional Exhibition, sponsored
by USDA, Tokyo, Japan.
The following all-expense escorted tours depart on
dates given:
Feb. 8. Deluxe 21 day tour of Yucatan and
Central America.
Feb. 14. Tour to Hawaii, 13 days.
Mar. 9. Tour to Australia, New Zealand, 44 days.
Mar. 26. Tour to Orient, 29 days.
Mar. 28. South Pacific Cruise, 42 days.
Apr. 25. Tour of Eastern Europe and USSR. 21
May 21. Tour to Scandinavia, 30 days.
All details (even tips) handled by experienced,
qualified people. Go alone, as a couple or take
non-Farm Bureau friends along. For free brochure
& information write Hugh C. Waters, Farm Bureau
Tours, P.O. Box 7605, Orlando, Fla. 32804.
Dec. 9. SE Polled Hereford Sale. Ocala.
Jan. 16-20. DeSoto County Fair, Horticultural
and Livestock Exposition. Arcadia.
Jan. 20-21. Lee County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo. Ft.
Jan. 22-27. Highlands County Fair. Sebring.
Jan. 22-27. Manatee County Fair. Palmetto.
Jan. 23-27. Pasco County Fair. Dade City.
Jan. 23-28. Dade County Youth Fair. Miami.
Jan. 27-Feb. 4. South Fla. Fair & Expo. West
Palm Beach.
Jan. 29-Feb. 3. SE Fat Stock Show and Sale.
Jan. 29-Feb. 3. Southwest Florida Fair, Ft. Myers.
Feb. 6-17. Florida State Fair. Tampa.
Feb. 13-18. Dade Fair & Exp. Homestead.
Feb. 17-24. Florida Citrus Showcase. Winter
Feb. 21-25. Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show.
Feb. 25-Mar. 2. St. Lucle Fair. Ft. Pierce.
Feb. 26-Mar. 9. Central Fla. Fair. Orlando.
Feb. 26-27. N. Fla. Livestock Show & Sale.
Feb. 27-Mar. 2. Hernando Fair. Brookville.

2 Florida Agriculture, December, 1967


County Zoning Boards

By T. K. AMcClane, executive vice president, FFBF

There is currently much interest in the
new law setting up County Agricultural
Zoning Boards in each county which
takes effect January 1, 1968. This law
provides that each county shall have an
Agricultural Zoning Board comprised of
the board of county commissioners as
voting members with the county tax as-
sessor and the county agricultural agent
sitting as non-voting, ex-officio members.
Many questions have come up about this
new law which we shall try to explain
in this article.
This law requires that all lands which
are used primarily for bona fide agricul-
tural purposes shall be zoned agricultural.
It also provides that when property zoned
as agricultural is diverted to another use
or ceases to be used for agricultural pur-
poses, it shall be reclassified as nonagri-
cultural. It also provides that the board
may reclassify agricultural lands as non-
agricultural when the following two con-
ditions are met: (1) There is contiguous
urban or metropolitan development on
two or more sides and (2) The board
finds continued use of such lands for
agricultural purposes will act as a deter-
rent to the timely and orderly expansion
of the community. Please note that both
of these conditions must be met before
the board may reclassify such lands as
nonagricultural. In other words, there
must be contiguous development on two
or more sides, and the board must deter-
mine in its judgment that the use of
these lands for agriculture is a definite
deterrent to the timely and orderly ex-
pansion of the community.
The law also provides that the land-
owner must make a return to the tax as-
sessor as required by law which shall
state that the property involved was, on
January 1st of that year, being used
primarily for agricultural purposes.
The normal deadline for filing of re-
turns with the tax assessor is April 1.
We are not absolutely certain, but we be-
lieve that this date will apply as a dead-
line for filing these returns. However, we
are urging each farmer to make this re-
turn to the tax assessor at as early a
date as possible, preferably early in Jan-
uary, so as to be certain that his land
will be properly zoned.
We have been working with the com-
missioner of agriculture and the state
comptroller's department on a suggested
form to be used for this filing. A copy

Florida Agriculture, December, 1967

of the form which we have recommended
is shown at the bottom of this column.
We strongly urge that you clip this form,
fill it out and mail it to your tax assessor.
If you need additional space to describe
the lands involved, you may have to at-
tach another sheet of descriptions. We
would also urge that you, when visiting
with your friends and neighbors, remind
them of this new requirement so that
they will also be protected.
When land is zoned agricultural by
the County Agricultural Zoning Board,
the tax assessor must assess this land at
its agricultural value and may take into
consideration only those factors involving
its use in agriculture. Therefore, it is of
utmost importance that each landowner
be sure that he files a return for each
parcel of land which is presently being
uesd primarily for bona fide agricultural
purposes. The filing of this return will
only assure that the landowner has com-
plied with the law. The County Agricul-
tural Zoning Board may require certain
taxpayers to furnish additional informa-
tion to establish the fact that such lands
were actually used for bona fide agricul-
tural purposes. This should happen only
in questionable cases. However, the final
burden of proof will rest with the tax-
payer, and it will be his responsibility,
if necessary, to convince the board that
the land is being used primarily for agri-

(Editor's note: This form is described in Mr. McClane's article above. Readers are urged to clip and
mail. as Mr. McClane suggests)

Tax Assessor
Pursuant to the provision of chapters 193.201 Florida Statutes, I hereby return
the following described lands as agricultural lands on which a bona fide farming
operation is conducted:

(print or type legal description of land)

Name (orint)



Vol. 26, No. 9, Dec., 1967

Established 1943. Published monthly except
June. July and August. Publication date 10th
of current month. Owned by Florida Farm
Bureau Federation. 4350 SW 13th St., Gaines-
ville, Florida 32601. President, Arthur E.
Karst, Vero Beach; Vice President, Walter
Kautz, Canal Point; Secretary, Bob Clark,
Jr., Ft. Lauderdale; Treasurer, Forrest Davis,
Jr., Quincy, and Executive Vice President, T.
K. McClane, Jr., Gainesville. Printed by Cody
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Editor, Hugh Waters; assistant, Martha Zeh-
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Send changes of address to 4350 SW 13th
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Calendar of Events, Shows, Tours ..... 2
Agricultural Zoning Boards .......... 3
Convention story starts on .......... 4
County Farm Bureau activities ....... 8
Resolutions & By-Law Changes .......10
Youth at Convention, etc. ........... 12
Women at Convention, etc .......... 14
Christmas Story & Recipes ........... 15
FFBF President's Report ............. 18

As this issue is being read the American
Farm Bureau Federation will be holding its
national convention in Chicago, with head-
quarters in the Hilton Hotel. Officials as
well as staff members of FFBF are in
attendance and will report on the meeting
in the next issue of Florida Agriculture.


By Al Alsobrook, director, FFBF Department of Information

Resolutions, elections, by-law changes,
and an anniversary were but some of the
highlights of the 1967 FFBF annual con-
vention in Hollywood Beach, November
It was a busy three days (five when
you count the two-day resolutions com-
mittee meetings) with more than, 450
delegates, families and others participat-
ing in the business of the Federation.
Following the closing session of the
convention the newly elected and hold-
over members of the board of directors
met and elected Art Karst as director-
at-large and subsequently to his third
term as president of FFBF.
Walter Kautz of Canal Point was
elected vice president while Bob Clark,
Fort Lauderdale, was elected secretary
and Forrest Davis, Quincy, was elected
treasurer. T. K. McClane, Jr., Gaines-
ville was re-elected executive vice presi-
New members of the 21 member board
elected for two-year terms were Wayne
Boyette, Lake City; Arlen Jumper, Lake
Weir; Marvin Kahn, Sebring and Mrs.
M. T. Crutchfield, Marianna.
Re-elected for two-year terms were
Wayne Mixson, Marianna; E. H. Finlay-
son, Greenville; E. C. Rowell, Wildwood;
J. A. Miles, Jr., Plant City and Robert L.
Clark, Jr., Fort Lauderdale. Holdover
board members with one year left of their
two-year terms are Richard E. Finlay,
Jay; Forrest Davis, Jr., Quincy; Walter
Welkener, Jacksonville; J. J. Brialmont,
Bell; Charles E. Freeman, Okeechobee;
J. S. Allen, Jr., Umatilla; Bruce Fuller-
ton, Lake Wales; R. R. Denlinger, Dade
City; Walter J. Kautz, Canal Point and
Mrs. Jack Frazier, Williston.
A significant change in the by-laws of
the Federation was approved by more
than the required two-thirds vote when

delegates adopted a redistricting plan
offered by past president and state board
member E. H. Finlayson. The plan,
which will take effect in 1968, creates 19
districts with one director elected from
Additional changes in the by-laws will
have to be made after it is determined
whether or not the board will be made
up of 21 or 22 members or if a director-
at-large is to be elected. This change
will have to be considered at the 1968
convention. Another change in the
by-laws raises the limit on allowable
per diem for the president from the pres-
ent $25 to an amount up to $50. The
amount, under the new by-law change,
will be set by the Board of Directors.
(See page 11)
More than 50 resolutions dealing with
taxes, labor, agriculture imports, tobacco
marketing, citrus promotion, marketing
plans, air and water pollution and other
topics of interest to agriculture were
passed by the delegates. (A complete list-
ing of the resolutions appears on page
Following two days of "hard labor"
preparing resolutions sent in by county
Farm Bureaus for presentation at the
business meeting, the convention offi-
cially got under way Sunday with reg-
At 5 p.m., what has been described as
"one of the most beautiful" Vesper Serv-
ices in FFBF's history was conducted
with the Reverend Gaylon Howe as guest
preacher. The event was sponsored by
the Broward County Farm Bureau.
"The Ambassadors" an outstanding
quartet of gospel singers from Pompano
Beach provided inspirational music be-
fore the Vesper speaker and during the
lovely Candle Light ceremony which fol-
lowed Reverend Howe's talk.
Sunday evening 20 Farm Bureau
young people participated in the annual
Talent Find Contest in which Gary Las-
ter of Groveland sponsored by the Lake
County Farm Bureau sang his way to the
first place award of $100. Indian River
County Farm Bureau's entry, the Rollins
sisters, Gwen, Gail and Vicki, won sec-
ond prize while Terry Baxley and Jerry
Smith of Palatka, sponsored by the Put-
nam-St. Johns County Farm Bureau,

E. H. Finlayson, past president FFBF
and current member of the board of di-
rectors, receives the Farm Bureau Dis-
tinguished Service Award at the recent
state convention. (See accompanying
story for more).

took third place. (See Youth Section,
page 12).
While the judges totaled up the points
for the Talent Find Contest, President
Karst presented membership awards to
county Farm Bureaus making the largest
numerical gain in membership in their
district during the past year. The over-
all state winner was Alachua County
Farm Bureau with a gain of 76 members
during 1967. The other winners in or-
der by districts were: District 1-Holmes
County Farm Bureau, 65 new members;
District 2 Calhoun County Farm
Bureau with 46 new members; District 3
-Baker County Farm Bureau with 46
new members; District 4-Alachua Coun-
ty Farm Bureau with 76 new members;
District 5-Volusia County Farm Bureau
with 50 new members; District 6-
Marion and Osceola County Farm
Bureaus with 11 new members each;
District 7-Glades County Farm Bureau
with 11 new members; District 8-Lee
County Farm Bureau with 37 new mem-
bers and District 9 Hendry County
Farm Bureau with 52 new members.
Congressman Paul Rogers, state treas-
urer Broward Williams, Virginia Farm
Bureau president Bob Delano, Georgia
Farm Bureau president Bill Lanier and
state senator Richard Stone were fea-
tured speakers during Monday's pro-
Rogers told delegates and participants
that the American people were "fed up"
with demonstrations and that Congress
not only resented such irresponsible ac-
tions, it would not respond to them.
Fruits, vegetables and other farm
goods, he said, produced by "cheap labor"
from other countries must not be allowed
imported into this country to the detri-
ment of our own people.
Delano told the group that while "all
emphasis is being devoted to problems of
our urban centers the success of a
nation is largely attributable to an effi-
cient and productive agriculture ."
"No nation has ever achieved success
unless it first developed a sound agri-

Editor's note: Pictures for the con-
vention story were made by the
FFBF's Information Department, as-
sisted by George Cappe, FFBF director
of Safety & Engineering and the
Fontaine Studios of the Hollywood
Beach hotel.

Florida Agriculture, December, 1967


culture," but. "many nations ha\,- lallen
from greatness because ol their failure
to devote sullicient attention to jcricul.
He pointed out that the economic
destiny of agriculture can be decided b.\
farmers or it can go by default to our
processors or food stores: feed. seed, and
farm supply interest: the financial comr
munity; labor, or government.
"I believe the larger is sufficiently in-
formed," he said, "to see through most ol
these because they are threats to one ol
his most precious possessions. decision
Senator Stone of Dade Counts spoke
at the women's luncheon and pointed out
that, in his opinion, rural counties %\ill
be given a "lair shake' by the urban
legislature because most, if not all. urban
legislators realize that the basis for the
economy of their particular county or
district is agriculture.
Bill Lanier, the Georgia Farm Bureau
leader, told the men's luncheon group
that farmers and others involved in agri-
culture must constantly keep themselves
informed and participate to the fullest
extent in the principles of Farm Bureau.
He called for a substantial increase in
assistance from the government in the
fight against the fire ant and told of the
devastating effect the fire ant has had
throughout the south.
Monday evening the annual FFBF
banquet attracted more than 400 who en-
joyed a nearly inch thick sirloin steak
cooked to order with all the trimmings.
The banquet this year was complimen-
tary and given by the Southern Farm

Official voting delegates, representing County Farm Bureaus, are seen here
assembled for a business session at the recent state convention of the FFBF in Holly-
wood. Each County Farm Bureau is represented according to membership.

Bureau Casualty Insurance Company in
celebration of the company's 20th anni-
versary. Twelve of the original stock-
holders or their spouses and two mem-
bers of the 1947 FFBF board of directors
attended the banquet as guests of the
company and were presented with silver
pitchers as mementos of the occasion.
Paul Edwards, executive vice president
of the SFBCIC, spoke briefly as did John
Ford, former executive secretary of
A highlight of the evening was an hour
long show presented by "The Coastmen"
of West Palm Beach. The 30-man sing-
ing choir entertained with barbershop
style singing and comedy. Another high-

light was the presentation of the dessert
for the meal which was Baked Alaska.
A long line of waiters and waitresses en-
tered the room as the lights were dimmed
carrying trays crowned by sparklers.
Mrs. George Munroe, a member of the
board of directors for twelve years and
state women's chairman, and E. H. "Ed"
Finlayson, past president, for long time
board member, were the first recipients
of the highest award given by FFBF
They were named to receive "The Dis-
tinguished Service Award" and were pre-
Continued on next page

(Left)-John Ford, Montgomery, Ala., (standing) is pic-
tured here as he addressed the FFBF convention in Hollywood.
Mr. Ford, former executive secretary of the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation, was one of the honor guests at the meeting.
The picture includes: L to R-Mrs. Arthur E. Karst, Mr.
Karst, who was re-elected to the FFBF's presidency; Paul
Edwards, Jackson, Miss., executive vice president, Southern
Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company; and Mrs. George

Munroe, Quincy, retiring chairman of the FFBF's Women's
Activities. (Right)-This picture was taken at one of the
pre-convention sessions of the FFBF's resolutions committee,
which met at the Hollywood Beach Hotel for two days before
the meeting opened. Billy Hill of Jasper served as chairman
of the committee, which represented all parts of Florida.
(Names of the full committee are listed on the next page and
a text of the resolutions is printed on pages 10 and 11.).
V' ,IISq.K'

This picture of the FFBF's 1967-68 Board of Directors and officials was made immediately after the recent state conven-
tion closed. It includes: (seated, I to r)-Mrs. Jack Frazier, Williston; R. R. Denlinger, Dade City; Arlen Jumper, Lake Weir;
T. K. McClane, Jr., Gainesville, executive vice president; Walter Kautz, Canal Point, vice president; Arthur E. Karst, Vero
Beach, president; Robert L. Clark, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale, secretary; Forrest Davis, Jr., Quincy, treasurer; and Mrs. M. T. Crutch-
field, Marianna. chairman of the FFBF's Women's Activities Co'nmittee. (standing, I to r)-Richard Finlay, Jay; J. J. Brial-
mont, Bell; J. A. Miles, Jr., Plant City; Wayne Boyette, Lake City; Earl W. Ziebarth, Pierson; J. S. Allen, Jr., Umatilla: Marvin
Kahn, Sebring; Bruce Fullerton, Lake Wales; Charles Freeman, Okeechobee; E. C. Rowell, Wildwood; Wayne Mixson, Marianna,
Walter Welkener, Jacksonville; and E. H. Finlayson, Greenville, past president. (FFBF Information Dept. Photo).

Continued from page 6
sented framed resolutions outlining their
service to FFBF and to agriculture. Only
two of these awards can be given in any
year, but no award must necessarily be
given each year.
Mrs. Munroe also received a silver
tray award from the Florida Committee
on Rural Health and another large en-
graved silver tray from FFBF in appre-
ciation for her many years of service.
The Federation, itself was the recipient
of an award, in the form of a special
medal, given by the Federal Land Bank
of Columbia for Farm Bureau's "out-
standing service to agriculture."
Following a lengthy business session
for discussion of resolutions and by-laws
on Tuesday, the 1967 FFBF convention
was adjourned.
The convention committee was com-
posed of state directors Walter Kautz,
Canal Point; Bob Clark, Fort Lauder-
dale and Neal Vinkemulder, president,
Broward County Farm Bureau.
See President's annual report on page
18; women's activities at the convention
are given on pages 14 and 15; Youth
activities are on pages 12, & 13; and the
resolutions and by-law changes are on
pages 10 and 11.

Thanks from Chairman
"In behalf of all Farm Bureau mem-
bers in the South Florida area, I want
to thank everyone, from all parts of
Florida, who attended the recent state
FFBF convention in Hollywood."
Bob Clark, chairman
FFBF Convention committee
(Mr. Clark, a resident of Ft.
Lauderdale is a member of the
FFBF's state board of directors and
also secretary of the organization).

One of the highlights of the recent
FFBF state convention was the com-
memoration of the 20th anniversary of
the Southern Farm Bureau Casualty In-
surance Company. (See item on pre-
ceding page). In connection with this
event, the Company has prepared an
anniversary brochure which was first re-
leased at the convention. Members not
able to attend and who would like to
have a copy of this brochure, containing
facts about the Company and its person-
nel are urged to contact their local Farm
Bureau office.

Names of all members of the new
FFBF state Board Directors are listed
on page 4 and the new official picture of
this group is printed above. A brief
biographical sketch of each of the new
members of the board are listed below,
in alphabetical order as in past:

WAYNE D. BOYETTE of Lake City,
is the new FFBF state director from dis-
trict three, comprising Hamilton, Suwan-
nee, Lafayette, Columbia, Baker, Duval,
Nassau, Bradford, Union and Clay
counties. Walter Welkener, Jacksonville
is the holdover director from that dis-
Mr. Boyette was born and raised in
Hardee County. He attended schools in
that county and also in Alachua and
Columbia. He owns and farms 800 acres
12 miles southwest of Lake City with
grain and beef cattle the principal prod-
He has been associated with the Farm
Bureau since 1956 in Columbia County;
and presently serves on the Columbia
FB's board of directors. Mr. Boyette is
a Lay Leader of the Methodist Church
and a member of the Men's Brotherhood.
Other activities include membership in
the PTA.

Florida Agriculture, December, 1967

Mrs. Boyette (nee Ethel Dicks) was
born in Union County, and raised in
Columbia. The couple has four children:
Greg, Cindy, Bryan and Nelson. The
family's residential address is Route 2,
Box 100C Lake City. The phone num-
ber is 752-3405 (business 752-4297).

Marianna, is the new FFBF state di-
rector, representing the women on the
state-at-large. (Sketch is printed in
women's section, page 14).

ARLEN JUMPER of Weirsdale, is the
new FFBF state director from district
six, comprising Marion, Lake, Seminole,
Orange and Osceola Counties. Jack Al-
len, Jr., of Umatilla is the holdover di-
rector from that district.
Mr. Jumper was born and raised in
Waco, Texas. He attended Texas A&M,
Kilgore College and the University of
Florida, graduating with BS & MA de-
grees. He manages about 3,000 acres of
citrus and peach orchards in Marion,
Lake and Palm Beach Counties.
The new FB director joined the Mar-
ion County Farm Bureau in 1962 and
since then has served as a member of
that group's board of directors and on its
citrus committee. He is also a director
and a past president of the Florida
Foundation Seed Producers; is currently
president of the Florida Peach Growers
Ass'n.; and a director of the B&W Can-
ning Co. Church affiliation is protestant.
Mrs. Jumper (Pauline) was born in
Virginia but raised in Jacksonville. The
couple has two children, Linda and Kim-
berly. The family's residence is at the
Woodmar Groves in Weirsdale. The
mailing address is Box 205, Weirsdale
and the phone is Ocala 288-3255. (Note:
See item in "Briefs" this page).

MARVIN KAHN of Sebring is the
new FFBF state director from district
seven, comprising Polk, Hardee, DeSoto,
Highlands and Glades Counties. Bruce
Fullerton of Lake Wales is the holdover
director from that district. Mr. Kahn
was born and raised in Sebring, attended
schools there as well as the University of
Florida in Gainesville. He farms about
1000 acres near Crewsville in Hardee
County. Beef cattle and citrus are the
principal products.
The new FB director joined the High-
lands Farm Bureau in 1947 and is a past
president. Currently he is on the High-
lands board of directors. He is also a
member of the Cattlemen's Ass'n., the
Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, and
Property Owners' Association. Church
affiliation is Jewish.
Mrs. Kahn (nee Elsa Kessler) was
born in Germany but raised in Leesburg
(Lake County, Fla.). The couple has two
children, Leah and Steven. The family
residence on Nqrth Lakeview Drive, Se-
bring and the phone number is EV 5-
7322. Mr. Kahn's business address is
P. O. Box 507, Sebring, 33870 and the
phone number is EV 5-7646.

Florida Agriculture, December, 1967

Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Consolidated Balance Sheet October 31, 1967

Cash on Hand and in Bank $ 99,928.12
Accounts Receivable 48,836.69
Note Receivable 37,000.00
Prepaid Insurance 11,754.80
Inventory 1,685.37
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS ............................... $199,204.98
Treasury Bonds and Bills, Savings &
Loan Accounts, Savings Certificates,
and Farm Bureau Securities 194,197.85
Land, Buildings and Equipment 488,013.30
Less Allowance for Depreciation 132,404.05 355,609.25
Furniture & Equipment leased to
S.F.B. Casualty Insurance Company 98,638.64
Less Allowance for Depreciation 59,031.82 39,606.82
TOTAL ASSETS ... ...................................... 788,618.90
Accounts Payable 1,769.19
Accrued Interest Payable 7,380.91
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES ......................... 9,150.10
Mortgage Payment on Building 221,427.30
TOTAL LIABILITIES .................................. 230,577.40
Membership Fees for FY 1968 103,335.00
Donated Property Surplus 25,000.00
Retained Earnings:
Balance November 1, 1966 371,936.76
Add Excess of Income over
Expense for FY 1967 57,769.74
Balance October 31, 1967 429,706.50
TOTAL MEMBERS' EQUITY ............................. 454,706.50
AND MEMBERS' EQUITY .............................. $788,618.90

The 1968 FFBF Resolutions Com-
mittee (see picture on page 5) which be-
gan meetings two days prior to the re-
cent state Farm Bureau convention in
Hollywood Beach included the following
members: Billy Hill, Hamilton County,
Chairman; James Wershow, Alachua;
L. D. Veal, Bay; Neal Vinkemulder,
Broward; Bob Clark, Broward; Clarence
Hill, Columbia; Ralph Ames, DeSoto;
Walter Welkener, Duval; Walter Kautz,
Everglades; Mrs. George Munroe, Gads-
den; Vance Storter, Glades; L. L. Lanier,
Jr., Gulf; Reid Stewart, Hardee; Earl
Miller, Hendry; Norman Todd, High-
lands; Ray Thompson, Hillsborough;
Dudley Clyatt, Indian River; Davis Tay-
lor, Jackson; T. B. Bird, Jefferson; Frank
Bouis, Lake; Arthur Kelley, Lee; Ken-
neth Ireland, Leon; Kurt Clements, Leon;
Mrs. Betty Frazier, Levy; Harry Vaught,
Manatee; Richard Hupfel, Martin; Ches-
ter Underhill, Okeechobee; Ross Lanier,
Osceola; Daniel Cannon, Pasco; Wilbur
Casey, Pinellas; Virgil Davis, Polk; J. B.
Crain, Putnam-St. Johns; Richard Fin-
lay, Santa Rosa; Robert Morrison, Sara-
sota; W. W. Tyre, Seminole; Bill Thomp-
son, Suwannee; Earl W. Ziebarth, Vo-
lusia; and Ellis Williams, Walton.

Orange County's Harold Henschen,
Oakland citrus grower, missed attending
a convention for the first time since he
joined the Farm Bureau in the early
FFBF's Commodity Director Kent
Doke, was honored at the convention as
first recipient of the annual Winn Dixie
Farm Bureau college scholarship award.
Marion County's Arlen Jumper, of
Weirsdale, new member of the FFBF
Board of Directors, was an outstanding
linebacker on the University of Florida
Gators football team when he was a
student there.
An interview with a long-time FFBF
member revealed a story that could rival
anything Horatio Alger might have writ-
ten. (He was a 19th century writer of
"rags to riches" books for boys). The
story will appear in the next issue of this
Other brief stories gleaned from mem-
bers during interviews will also appear
next month. One will tell why it's
harder for young farmers to get started
in the business today; another will tell
wly he thinks the disappearance of front
porches is bad; another will give one
member's views on respect for law and
order; and there will be others.-Editor


Over 1900 Hear

Governor in Polk

Polk County Farm Bureau served a steak supper to over
1900 at its recent annual meeting, held in Nora Mayo Audi-
torium, Winter Haven.
Florida's Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr., the principal speak-
er, was introduced by Representative E. C. Rowell, of Wild-
wood, former Florida House of Representatives Speaker and
a member of the Florida Farm Bureau's State Board of Di-
Bruce Fullerton of Lake Wales, out-going Polk County
President, served as master of ceremonies at the meeting. While
on the stage he sold a Farm Bureau membership to the Gover-
nor and made the announcement to the big crowd. Mr. Fuller-
ton is also a member of the FFBF's state board of directors.
FFBF's State President Arthur E. Karst of Vero Beach, was
also a principal speaker at the meeting. He was chosen to make
a special presentation to long-time Farm Bureau leader Dudley
Putnam of Bartow. Mr. Putnam served many years on the
Florida Farm Bureau's state board of directors and during that
time was FFBF treasurer, vice president, member of the execu-
tive and other key committees.
Guests included FFBF Executive Vice President and Mrs.
T. K. McClane, Jr., of Gainesville, FFBF Director of Informa-
tion Al Alsobrook of Gainesville, and others.
Many of the details for the meeting, claimed by Polk FB
as being the biggest in Florida Farm Bureau history, were
handled by Anita Lander, County FB office secretary. Virgil
Davis reported for the Resolutions Committee and was later
elected County President to succeed Mr. Fullerton. Others who
assisted with program included: Mrs. Tobe Colbert, Ben W.
Garrett, E. B. Howard, Bobby Griffin and Tom Osborne.
Polk County's invitation promised that dinner would be
served promptly at 6 o'clock. The doors opened on the stroke
of six and in just 35 minutes the entire 1900 had been served.

(Left)-At the Polk County Meeting Winter Haven's new
Mayor, Bruce Parker, left welcomed Farm Bureau members to
the city. He is shown here with Governor Kirk, who addressed
the meeting; Bruce Fullerton, outgoing president and master
of ceremonies; and Mrs. Tobe Colbert who announced the
annual Joel Garrard Memorial Scholarship award.

Governor Claude R. Kirk, Jr., is seen looking over the
Florida Farm Bureau Federation brochure just prior to his
speech before the Polk County annual meeting, described in the
accompanying story. (FFBF Information Dept. photo).

Polk County's annual Florida Citrus Showcase is scheduled
for February 17 through 24th in Winter Haven. A highlight of
the event is selection of a "Florida Citrus Queen" and again a
capital award of $1000 is being offered to the winner, among
other prizes. For more-on this, see youth, page 13. Also see
page 2 for other details.

The Governor pulled the unexpected at the Polk annual meet-
ing. He invited all children under 10 years of age in the
audience to share the stage while he made his address. He
told the youngsters that it would be through their efforts the
world would be fed someday. (Winter Haven News Chief
Photos by Ruth Hand).

A monthly round-up of activities and ideas
reported by County Farm Bureaus, FFBF Fieldmen,
FFBF Information Department and others.

Duval County FB awarded $25 U.S. bonds to Miss Lanese
Hartley and to Gary Floyd for the "best 4-H achievement
records" at the annual 4-H Achievement Awards nights held
in Jacksonville last month. Walter Welkener, Duval President
and member of the FFBF state board, made the awards. The
Duval board has also authorized purchase of $1100 worth of
certificates in the FFBF Enterprises, Inc.

Dixie County FB sponsored the annual 4-H Achievement
banquet last month, and heard an address by Terry Putnal,
state 4-H President. At its regular meeting Dixie FB chose
the John Obe Osteen family as "outstanding farm family of
the year" and elected the following officers for the new year:
Hilton Jones, president; Joe Bell, vice president; Mrs. Ted
Ganus, secretary; Mrs. Howard Wadsworth, treasurer.

Broward County hasn't had a county fair in years but
presently the Farm Bureau is trying to create interest in
starting one in 1968 at the Pompano Race Track, according to
Neal Vinkemulder, FB President.

Escambia County's Agricultural Council held its quarterly
meeting December 7th at Davisville. Awards for outstanding
4-H Club work and for the outstanding conservation farmer
of the year were scheduled for presentation, according to
Frances Brown, office secretary for the Escambia FB.

Volusia FB's annual banquet at Stetson University, De-
land, included state officials among its guests of honor. They
were W. Carroll Lamb, director of the advisory council to the
state Dept. of Agriculture, and Herb McRae, chief of the
department's marketing division. Earl W. Ziebarth, president,
was in charge of the meeting. (Mr. Ziebarth was elected to a
new two year term on the FFBF's state board of directors at
the recent state convention in Hollywood.)

Orange County FB's display in the recent Farm City Week
exhibition held in Orlando took second capital prize, according
to Elizabeth Russell, Orange FB office secretary. Over 15,000

Glades County FB, at its recent annual meeting, heard an
address by Senator Elmer 0. Friday, Jr. of Ft. Myers (at the
microphone). Others in the picture are: I to r-FFBF fieldman
Ed Touchton and Orvis N. Sykes of Moore Haven, out-going
President of Glades. (Photo courtesy: Bruce Fullerton, Lake
Wales, who attended the meeting in his official capacity of
FFBF board member representing the district.

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Lake County FB's John Kauffman of Grand Island, is
seen receiving an award for outstanding service to his Farm
Bureau. Mr. Kauffman has served as County President and
as a member of the FFBF's State and county board of di-
rectors. Making the presentation is Arthur E. Karst, Vero
Beach, FFBF President, at the recent Lake FB annual meet-
ing. (Lake Sentinel Photo by Al Palmer).

viewed the 70 farm exhibits at the Orange County Agricultural

Madison County FB's recent annual meeting featured a
barbecue chicken supper. This picture was made just before
the huge supply of chicken was served. Madison FB Presi-
dent Howell Waring, left, looks on while Howard Putnal and
David Smith prepare to serve. At the extreme right is Harvey
Smith, winner of the state FFA leadership award. (Other pic-
tures from Field district 2 will appear in next issue).


Adopted by
26th Annual Convention
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
at Hollywood, Florida

A retail sales tax is, in our opinion, the most
equitable way to allow each Florida citizen the
opportunity to share in providing the necessary
State services. We oppose any changes in the
Florida retail sales tax law which would result in
multiple taxation. We support the provisions of
the present law which prohibits the collection of
the sales tax on materials which are used to pro-
duce or manufacture consumer products. We
recommend that such tax proceeds shall be ap-
portioned between the county and state and that
the county portion be allotted on the current
average daily attendance basis in public schools,
including junior colleges, in order to relieve the
burden on ad valorem taxes.

We request Florida Farm Bureau to study the
total ad valorem tax levy in selected agricultural
counties showing the amount and percent of the
total that is being paid by farmers and make this
available to the legislature.

We recommend that any and all action required
be taken to redefine "freeholder" as property
owner who pays ad valorem taxes on real estate.

We urge the Governor and State Comptroller to
use every means at their command t6 ensure that
the several tax assessors comply with the pro-
visions set forth in the assessment laws and the
Tax Assessor's Guide.

We urge exemption from property taxes in
Florida for fall-out shelters used for Civil Defense
purposes only.

We recommend legislation requiring that all
milk by-products and imitation milk products sold
in the State be required to meet health standards
as now required for milk produced in the State
of Florida.

Nutritionists, pediatricians, doctors and dentists
have long agreed on the value of fruit juices,
especially citrus juices for growing children. Fruit
juices, including orange juice, are among the very
best sources of vitamins and minerals, as well as
having a ready supply of quickly available energy
that today's active children need.
When used as a source of readily available
"pep-up" energy at a break during the morning
or afternoon, ninety percent of the 100 calories in
a cup of orange juice consists of simple sugar,
or rapidly utilizable energy.
In addition to all these desirable factors, orange
juice is good for children to drink because it does
not harbor bacteria which encourage tooth decay,
and It gives the child these desirable factors
without the addition of fats which promote malnu-
trition and later heart troubles.
It has been demonstrated both in Polk and Lake
County, that orange juice can be successfully
distributed and sold in the schools. It has also
been demonstrated that it is very well received by
the school children.
Therefore, be it resolved that the Florida Farm
Bureau be directed to work with the local Farm
Bureau, State Fieldmen, Florida Citrus Mutual,
County School Boards, and any or all commercial
operations to continuously supply orange juice in
Florida schools as soon as possible.

We urge the Board of Directors of Florida Farm
Bureau Federation to investigate the possibility of
cooperative storage with special attention to corn
and feed grain.

We recommend to the State Department of
Agriculture that corn sold and processed as ear
or shelled corn be standardized as to weight,
quality, and moisture condition on a more realistic

Florida Farm Bureau should courageously and
openly represent the interest of agriculture, in-
dividual liberties, and American democracy in all
the processes of American government. This action
must include investigation of issues and candidates,
and endorse or reject the issues whenever the cir-
cumstances warrant such action.

We suggest that Farm) Bureau set as a goal and
adopt as a top-priority State project for next
year to urge every Farm Bureau member to write
his Congressmen and Senators at least one time
each year with constructive thoughts in mind.

We urge all agricultural organizations and in-
terests to actively stress good public relations and
presentation of facts by talks before civic organi-
zations. We urge agriculturally oriented individuals
to serve in both public office and private organi-
zations, and by using various news media of all
types and other means of presenting fairly the
aims, problems and economic impact of the agri-
cultural industry of Florida.

In order to insure adequate distribution and
orderly methods of distribution, the State of
Florida should be the sole arbitrator of water
distributed in the State, as water is the State of
Florida's most important natural resource and
that the State of Florida preserve, maintain, and
control, through the State Board of Conservation
the right to determine the distribution and use
which can be made of fresh water resources of
the State of Florida.

We urge Florida Farm Bureau to take a more
active interest in the various studies being made
by governmental agencies concerning water prob-
lems which could adversely affect agriculture and
to oppose any actions which would be detrimental
to the best interests of agriculture.

We urge legislation requiring the plugging of
wells that are causing salt intrusion.

We recommend that the new Florida Air and
Water Pollution Control Commission provide the
necessary leadership and implement the necessary
statewide action immediately in order to prevent
untold damages to human health, natural re-
sources, cultivated crops, livestock, wildlife, and
property of citizens of the State of Florida.
We further recommend that appropriate State
and Federal funds be sought to provide the Florida
Agricultural Experiment Station with the necessary
finances to continue experiments to determine an
acceptable tolerance of all major types of air and
water pollution to human health, natural re-
sources, cultivated crops, livestock, wildlife and
property of citizens of the State of Florida.
Furthermore, that strict enforcement of these
acceptable tolerances be set by State and Federal
We feel that such measures will encourage in-
dustries to find useful by-products of their waste

We favor local community referenda on the
question of water fluoridation.

We support all existing legislation on littering
along highways and private property and recom-
mend stricter enforcement of present laws and
more severe penalties for violators.

We urge the State Department of Agriculture to
develop and implement a program to prevent
the continued spread of torpedo grass and con-
tinue research for better herbicides to eradicate
this pest.

We recommend that the State Road Department
avoid the use of mulching materials on highways
containing grasses and weeds that are detrimental
to farm interest.

We recommend that the Fire Ant Eradication
Program be placed on an accelerated statewide
basis at the earliest possible time. Furthermore,
that necessary funds and legislation on State and
Federal levels be provided. We do not favor the
control program recommended by the National
Science Foundation.

We recommend that the Trespass Law be
amended so that fenced or cultivated fields and
planted pines be considered posted and that a
hunter must have written permission from the

We recommend a uniform hunting season for
each species of game, opening not earlier than
November 15 and closing not later than February
15. In order to avoid a split hunting season, we
recommend that the Florida Legislature request
the U. S. Wildlife Service to authorize the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission to estab-
lish hunting zones on migratory fowl based on the
geographic situation within Florida.

Florida Farm Bureau should encourage, through
every means possible, slow-moving vehicles to yield
the right-of-way whenever conditions permit. We
should encourage and urge other precautions such
as use of slow-moving vehicle emblems and warn-
ing signs in areas of frequent use by slow-moving
vehicles. We urge farm machinery manufacturers
to "build in" the S.M.V. emblem approved for
slow-moving vehicles by the National Safety Coun-
cil on all farm machinery that might be used on
the highways.
If legislation is proposed requiring the use of
signals or other devices to designate slow-moving
vehicles; we urge that such legislation be amended
to specify the S.M.V. emblem approved by the
National Safety Council and further that the defini-
tion of slow-moving vehicles shall include ALL
such equipment operated on the public roadways
at a speed of less than 25 m.p.h.

We favor a State law providing that the State
issue car and truck tags every five (5) years with
only an appropriate annual designation denotmg
each year thereby greatly reducing the cost of
material and transportation. Many states indicate
vast savings using this procedure.

We favor remaining on Standard Time and op-
pose changing to Daylight Saving Time.

We urge that Florida Farm Bureau investigate

Florida Agriculture, December, 1967

the feasibility of a program for other farm supplies
similar to the T.B.A. Program.

We urge the Florida Farm Bureau to investigate
the feasibility of offering major medical coverage
to its members.

The primary purpose of Farm Bureau is to obtain
favorable legislative action through united efforts
and to seek other effective actions which affect the
general welfare of agriculture.
We resolve that other services offered by Farm
Bureau to its members be secondary in importance.
Be it further resolved that the agencies of Farm
Bureau which administer these various services
shall be under firm control of the Farm Bureau

We request Florida Farm Bureau to investigate
the feasibility of financing and/or leasing of farm
equipment for farmers as is now being provided
for cars and trucks.

We recommend that all vocational agriculture
teachers undergo an internship in practical farming
before receiving a certificate.

Adopted by
26th Annual Convention
Florida Farm Bureau Federation
at Hollywood, Florida

We oppose any Federal inheritance or capital
gains tax on the unearned increment on land.

The exemption from the Federal Estate Tax
should be increased In recognition of the reduction
to the purchasing power of the dollar since the
present exemption was provided by permitting an
increase or decrease according to the cost' of living
index or some other factual base-year index.

We reaffirm A.F.B.F. resolution on compulsory

We reaffirm A.F.B.F. policy on foreign labor

We respectfully ask that farm labor regulatory
authority be taken from the U. S. Department of
Labor and assigned to the U. S. Department of

We urge the United States government to
broaden and strengthen the tariff rates on all
fruits, vegetables, meats and other agricultural
products entering the United States and that these
tariff rates be maintained all year at existing
maximum rates. We unalterably oppose the lower-
ing of import duties on foreign produced fruits,
meats, vegetables, and other agricultural products,
where used as a guise to secure political and trade
concessions from other countries at the expense of
American agriculture.

We strongly urge that the Federal Government
discontinue economic aid to foreign countries
where such aid is used for the production of agri-
cultural products imported into the U. S. and
where such imports are economically detrimental
to domestic production of agricultural products.

Florida Agriculture, December, 1967

We urge the Federal Government to do every-
thing possible to enforce the present import quotas
on beef and to further restrict them if possible.

We are in favor of stricter meat inspection regu-
lations on foreign meat imports and setting import
quotas in our peak production periods.

We urge that all imported agricultural products
be inspected in accordance with U.S.D.A. stand-
ards, labeled for content and limited as to quota.

We support a program for the sale or lease of
peanut acreage allotments similar to that used so
successfully in tobacco and cotton. We oppose
acreage-poundage control.

We recommend that F.F.B.F. go on record as
-favoring a grower being able to sell as high as
125 of his marketing quota with all above his
marketing quota being deducted from his market-
ing quota the following year.

13. MILK
We recommend that any imitation milk or Imita-
tion milk product, using a portion of milk that
said portion of milk should be classified in Federal
marketing orders in the same classification as if
it were milk or a milk by-product.

We reaffirm A.F.B.F. policy on Farm Bureau
Marketing Programs.

We oppose completely the philosophy of Com-
munism and we vigorously oppose giving or selling
wheat or any other products directly or indirectly
to any Communist-ruled country.

We strongly support the position of A.F.B.F. in
opposition to socialism and communism.

We strongly support the A.F.B.F. policy regard-
ing poverty programs.

We oppose any tax money being used for presi-
dential or any other political campaign purposes.

We reaffirm our previous resolutions expressing
our strong feelings of a citizen's right to bear arms
guaranteed to them under the Constitution of the
United States. We, therefore, oppose any Federal
legislation requiring registration of firearms.

We urge that the American Farm Bureau Federa-
tion take the necessary action to have the United
States Automobile Safety Legislation include the
requirement that all auto safety latches or buckles
be standardized in order that their mechanism and
functions are identical.

We favor remaining on, Standard Time and op-
pose changing to Daylight Saving Time.

We urge every effort be made to reduce Federal
control and interference in the public school

Approved by Voting Delegates
at Hollywood, November 7. 1967

B. The compensation, if any, of the President
shall be determined and fixed by resolution of
the Board of Directors and shall not exceed Fifty
dollars ($50.00) per diem plus subsistence and
expense of travel.

Section 6. Meetings: The Board of Directors shall
meet for the election of officers and transaction
of business within thirty (30) days after the
annual or special meeting at which Directors
were elected. Regular meetings of the Board of
Directors shall be held at such times and on such
notice as the Board shall determine. The Presi-
dent or five members of the Board may call
special meetings upon not less than five days
written notice.

Section 2. Districts: For the purpose of providing
geographical distribution of the Board of Direc-
tors, the state shall be divided into 19 districts
consisting of the following county Farm Bureaus:
District 1: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa.
District 2: Walton, Holmes, Jackson. District 3:
Washington, Bay, Gulf, Calhoun. District 4:
Gadsden, Liberty, Wakulla, Leon. District 5:
Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Lafayette. District
6: Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia. District 7:
Duval, Nassau, Baker, Clay. District 8: Alachua,
Union, Bradford. District 9: Levy, Gilherist,
Dix:e. District 10: Marion, Flagler, Putnam-St.
Johns. District 11: Pasco, Hernando, Sumter.
District 12: Lake, Volusia, Seminole. District 13:
Orange, Osceola, Brevard. District 14: Polk,
Hardee, Highlands. District 15: Hillsborough,
Pinellas, Manatee. District 16: Sarasota, Char-
lotte, De Soto, Lee. District 17: Everglades,
Glades, Hendry, Collier. District 18: Saint Lucie,
Okeechobee, Martin, Indian River. District 19:
Dade, Broward, Palm Beach.

A. Each district shall be entitled to one Director
who shall serve for two years or until his sue-
cessor is elected and qualified by acceptance.
Terms shall be staggered by election of Directors
in even numbered districts in even numbered
years, and in odd numbered districts in odd
numbered years. Commencing with elections to
be. held at the annual meeting of 1968, all dis-
tricts shall be entitled to a Director who resides
in the district. All Directors elected for terms
of two years at the 1967 annual meeting shall
remain Directors, even though it may result In
a district having more than one Director. In
such event the total number of Directors may be
greater than 21 until the end of such terms of
office. At the 1968 annual meeting even num-
bered districts shall elect Directors for a term
of two years unless there be in said district a
Director who is serving a two-year term begin-
ning in 1967; and odd numbered districts shall
elect Directors for a term of one year unless
there be in said district a Director who is serv-
ing a two-year term beginning in 1967.

The resolutions and by-law changes
are printed on these two center pages
so that they may be taken out of the
magazine for easy reference. How-
ever, all the resolutions will be re-
printed in a small pocket-size booklet
and copies made available to anyone
requesting them.

These young Farm Bureau members were winners of
talent- find contests held in their respective counties. They
were invited to the recent FFBF convention at Hollywood, to
participate in the state finals. Lake County's Gary Laster of
Groveland, (standing, fifth from left, and his guitar were de-
clared first place winners. Gary got his start singing with his

local FFA group. Second place award went to the "Three
Rollins Sisters", (standing, left), Vici, Gail and Gwen of Vero
Beach. Third place was awarded to: Terry Baxley and Jerry
Smith representing Putnam-St. Johns Farm Bureau. (See
story below for names of all contestants. Also see "The Con-
vention Story" which begins on page 4.)


As in the past sons and daughters of
Farm Bureau members, took prominent
parts in the recent state FFBF conven-
tion held in Hollywood.
A highlight of the meeting was the
annual talent-find finals contest which
always follows the Sunday night Vesper
Services, first day of the convention.
Participants, pictured above included the
following, in order of appearance: (in-
strument or talent in parenthesis) Judy
Musgrave, of Manatee County, (accordi-
on); Debra Sue Murphy, Hamilton,

(monologue and piano solo); Marilyn
Stokes, Everglades, (songs); Ronnie Met-
calf, Seminole, (trombone); Daisy Pettit,
Charlotte, (guitar and songs); Terry
Baxley and Jerry Smith, Putnam-St.
Johns (piano duo); Gary Laster, Lake,
(singing and guitar); David Steflik, Flag-
ler, (accordion); Sherri Carlisle, Sumter,
(piano and songs); Vici Rollins, Gwen
Rollins, Gail Rollins, Indian River, (vo-
cal, guitar and other instruments); Deb-
bie Summerall, DeSoto, (tap dance);
Janet Bentley, Rosalyn Fletcher, Gads-

den, (twirling); and Cheryl Cook, Brow-
ard, (dance). (Winners are listed above
with the picture.)
The talent-find contest was under the
direction of Kent Doke, Alachua, FFBF
Commodity Director and first Farm Bu-
reau Winn-Dixie College Scholarship
winner. The contest was MC'd by Al
Alsobrook, Gainesville, FFBF Director of
Levy's County Farm Bureau President,
Mrs. Jack Frazier, of Williston, presented
the annual Winn-Dixie Farm Bureau col-
lege scholarship awards at the conven-
tion. This year's recipients are: Sherri
Burgess of Belle Glade and Ted Erck of
Leesburg. (See prior issue of this maga-
zine for the complete story.)
Each of the four state-wide rural youth
organizations were again invited to send
speakers to the convention. The four,
who were guests of the Florida Farm
Bureau at the meeting, are pictured be-

Farm Bureau youth speakers, at the
state convention, are seen here awaiting
their turn to address the assembly. They
are L to R: Cathy Brelsford, custodian,
State FHA; Richard Kinney, state presi-
dent, FFA; George Leitner, treasurer,
Florida 4-H Club Council; and Pam Par-
ramore, parliamentarian, Florida 4-H
Club Council. (See accompanying story.)

12 Florida Agriculture, December, 1967

Lake County Farm Bureau's
Citrus Juice Project Success
The Lake County Farm Bureau reports success in the
initial stages of the campaign to put citrus juice vending
machines in schools. The accompanying picture was
taken in the Leesburg High School recently. It shows two
of the students enjoying the citrus juice, which they had
just secured from the vending machine seen in the back-
ground. They are: Glenna Hancock, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Buster Hancock, Leesburg and Richard Sanford,
son of Mrs. Margaret Sanford, also of Leesburg. Glenna
is captain of the school's junior varsity cheerleaders and
Richard is student body president. Both are members
of the Lake County Farm Bureau. (Editor's note: Glen-
na's father, Buster Hancock, is a former member of the
FFBF's state board of directors and the organization's
first director of organization. See the president's column
on page 18 for comments made about him at the recent
state convention).
Participating with Lake County Farm Bureau in the
project were Fred Adkinson, of Minneola, a member of the
County School board and also a director of Florida Citrus
Mutual's state board; Ed Bann, manager, of the Florida
Refreshment Center, P. O. Box 3008, Lakeland.
Lake FB's President Frank Bouis, Leesburg, promin-
ent area citrus leader, said that his organization is very
pleased to see acceptance of the citrus vending machines
by schools and hopes all schools throughout the state will
consider installations. Other county Farm Bureaus de-
siring more information about the project may write Mr.
Bouis, at Leesburg or telephone him at 787-5632.
In a recent issue of the Lake Farm Bureau News com-
mented on the school citrus vending machine project as

follows: "Nutritionists, pediatricians, doctors and dentists
have long agreed on the value of fruit juices, especially
citrus juices for growing children."
(Editor's Note: Appreciation is extended to Leesburg
High School Principal Buford Robinson and Tex Reutter,
instructor, for their assistance in obtaining the accompany-
ing photograph. See Resolution 7 on page 10).

Youngest Farm Bureau member to at-
tend the convention was Miss Susan
Marie Huff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul B. Huff, 1780 Margaret St., Bartow.
(See photo this page.) Her father is an
officer of the Polk County Farm Bureau.
Susan posed for the picture in the lobby
of the Hollywood Beach Hotel. She liked

Youngest Farm Bureau member to at-
tend the recent convention was Susan
Marie Huff, Kindergarten student from
Bartow. (See accompanying story for de-

the hotel's ocean front location best of
all and spent much of her play-time on
the ocean sands there. Miss Huff will
enter the first grade next year but her
long range plans are to be an actress,
she said.

$1000.00 QUEEN PRIZE
The 1968 Florida Citrus Queen will re-
ceive $1000.00 in cash, plus other valu-
able prizes and a golden trophy, emble-
matic of her title. She will be the official
ambassadress of Florida's glamorous cit-
rus industry, traveling to many places in
the U.S. and abroad. She will be one of
the most photographed girls in the nation
during 1968 and will appear on several
national network shows and may receive
modeling, television or movie contracts.
The Citrus Queen contest will be held
in Winter Haven, February 16-18, at the
Florida Citrus Showcase. Girls not less

Governor Claude Kirk, Jr., is seen here
as he addressed "under 10 year old"
Farm Bureau members at the recent
Polk County Annual meeting held in
Winter Haven. More than 1900 crowded
into Nora Mayo Auditorium to hear the
Governor's address. He called the young
members to the stage and made his
address directly to them, with the rest
of the audience looking on. (See page 8
for more details on the Polk meeting.)
(FFBF Information Dept. photo).

Florida Agriculture, December, 1967 13

than 19 nor more than 25, who may be
interested in competing in the contest
can obtain a free brochure, giving all de-
tails by writing to Bill Carter, Florida
Citrus Showcase, Box 1460, Winter
Haven. There is no entry fee.
Youthful readers are urged to read
George Cappe's story on page 17.

These pictures taken at the recent FFBF convention in
Hollywood, include the out-going and in-coming Farm Bureau
Women's Chairmen. (Left) Mrs. George Munroe, who held
the post over 10 years, is third from left at the banquet speak-
er's table. (Right) the newly elected Women's Chairman,

Mrs. Marvin Crutchfield is sitting top right at one of the
banquet tables. Mr. Crutchfield is immediately to her left,
facing camera. Other pictures taken during the convention
appear on pages 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, and 18. Also see Al Alsobrook's
"The Convention Story", starting on page 4.

Mrs Munroe Retires as FFBF Women's Chairman

Mrs. George Munroe (Clarice) retired
last month from the chairmanship of the
Florida Farm Bureau's Women's Com-
mittee and was honored at the FFBF's
state convention. (See photo below). For
more than 10 years'Mrs. Munroe's re-
ports to women have appeared monthly
on this page. She also represented the
women on the FFBF's state Board of
Directors during that same time, and
did not offer for re-election.
Succeeding Mrs. Munroe is Mrs. M. T.
Crutchfield (Jessie Ann) of Marianna,
who was elected to a two-year term on
the FFBF's state board of directors at
the recent convention. The hold-over di-
rector, representing FB women is Mrs.
Jack Frazier of Williston. Following her
election to the board, Mrs. Crutchfield
was chosen to head up the Women's

Committee for the coming year and will
make reports on these pages from time
to time.
She was born in Panama City (Flor-
ida) and raised in Bay and Jackson
Counties; attended schools in Bay Coun-
ty, Graceville and later the Florida State
University at Tallahassee.
Mrs. Crutchfield first became affiliated
with the Farm Bureau when she joined
in Jackson County in 1941. She has been
active in the organization ever since,
serving as ladies' chairman for 14 years
and district chairman for two years. Mrs.
Crutchfield has served as President of
the Home Extension Clubs for two terms;
state treasurer for two terms and as
county president for six terms. She is
also active in Garden Clubs as well as
the Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Crutchfield have three
children: Clyde, Charles and Marvin, Jr.
The family's residential address is Route
3 Box 407, Marianna, and the telephone
number is 482-7571. Mrs. Crutchfield is
active, with her husband (a native of
Jackson County) in tree farming.
In her first statement to readers of
Florida Agriculture as Women's Chair-
man, Mrs. Crutchfield said: "I would
like to thank the members of Florida
Farm Bureau for their confidence in my
ability to do the work required of this
office. I also want to ask for their co-
operation and support in helping me to
be the ladies' chairman they deserve.
"It is a great honor to work with so
many wonderful people and for such a
great cause. With us all working together
I am sure that we can have a very suc-
cessful year for Florida Farm Bureau.
"I will get the 1968 program of work
to your chairmen soon after the Ameri-
can Farm Bureau national meeting this
In her farewell message to readers of
this page Mrs. Munroe writes: "I
thought last month was my last article,
but the editor has given me this space.
"I was so surprised to receive the Dis-
tinguished Service Award and to all of
you that nominated me many, many
thanks. I do not feel that I am worthy
of it as I was doing something I be-

Mrs. George Munroe, retiring Chair-
man of the FFBF Women's Committee,
is seen receiving a silver tray from FFBF
President Art Karst at the recent state
convention in Hollywood. The presenta-
tion was made in behalf of the entire
organization in appreciation for Mrs.
Munroe's long service.
(FFBF Information Dept. photo).

14 Florida Agriculture, December, 1967

lived in and enjoyed doing. "The other
awards for service and from the Rural
Health Commission, on which I served
you and feel I got more out of than I
could bring back to you, I was equally
proud. I thought I had friends on this
committee and in the Farm Bureau but
not friends enough to give me even a
little hint. All of this made a speechless
"Thanks again for the honors but it
was an honor for me to serve you. I am
not going to be the old soldier that just
fades away as I am on one committee

Household Hints Dept.: "If you have
leftover gravy, freeze it in an ice tray
and you'll have the exact amount needed
for individual hot sandwiches at a later
date". From Mrs. L. N., Jacksonville.

Another Hint: "You are apt to lose
your enthusiasm and energy as the day's
cleaning goes on. So, to be sure that each
room eventually gets its full due, why
not start your cleaning with a different
room each week?"-From Mrs. T. M.,
St. Petersburg.

Share your household hints with other
readers. Send them to editor, Florida
Agriculture, 4350 SW 13th St., Gaines-

To glaze a fruitcake-heat 1/4 cup
jelly until smooth. Spoon over fruitcake.
To decorate, dip underside of candied
fruit in heated jelly and press lightly into
top of cake.

Quick holiday punch reconstitute
frozen orange juice concentrate with
ginger ale instead of water.

Christmas Flowers

Legends & Stories
of Popular Varieties
One popular legend about Christmas
flowers relates that holly sprang up
where the Infant Jesus took His first
steps. The plant can be traced to anti-
quity and some people believe that the
name holly derives from the word "holy".
In Germany, holly is called "Christdorn".
Mistletoe also goes far back into his-
tory. The Druids called it "all heal" and
believed that it had miraculous powers to
cure disease and counteract poisons. Ac-
cording to information provided by re-
searchers at Florida's Transworld De-
livery Ass'n, the Druids found kissing
under the mistletoe great sport, but be-
lieved it wasn't proper unless the sprig
had been cut with a golden knife. Custom
also demanded that one of the berries on
the mistletoe be removed each time some-
one kissed beneath it.
The most popular flowering plant for
Christmas, according to FTD is the Poin-
settia. The plant was brought to the U.S.
more than 125 years ago from Mexico by
Dr. Joel Poinsett, American ambassador
to that country. According to one legend,
a poor Mexican girl. who was heart-
broken because she had nothing of beauty
or value to offer the Virgin Mary, plucked
some weeds from the side of the road
and placed them at the foot of the holy
statue. The plants were miraculously
transformed into the scarlet brilliance
that is associated with the poinsettia to-
day. In Mexico, many people still call the
flower "Flor de Noche Buena" "the
flower of the holy night".
A French legend tells why the Christ-
mas rose sometimes has a bit of pink on
its white petals. A small girl, who was
accompanying the shepherds on their

way to visit the Christ Child, was un-
happy because she had no gift to offer.
The Angel Gabriel appeared and was so
impressed by the little girl's sincerity
that he touched his staff to the ground,
and a rose-more beautiful than any
other-sprang from the frozen earth. The
rose was originally white, but when the
little girl gave it as a free gift to the
Baby Jesus, so the story goes, the Christ
Child reached out his hand to touch the
bloom, and its petals were suddenly
tipped with pink.

A Colorado hunter was unsuccessful
during the three week big game season
last month. He hunted intensively while
his wife remained at home in Grand
Junction with their three young children.
On the final day, disgusted, the husband
agreed to stay home with the children
and let his wife hunt. She bagged a deer.

(Left)-Christmas Baked Alaska, a spectacular dessert chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies. Between two crisp,
that will impress guests with its festive appearance, sparkling chocolate butter cookies spread a luscious peppermint cream
with crushed peppermint stick topping and rich with a delicious filling, tinted red or green. The free recipe sheet includes di-
fudgy nut interior. It is simple to make. For the free recipe sections for making both the chocolate peppermint sandwich
write Martha Zehner, Florida Agriculture, 4350 SW 13th St., cookies and the butter cream filling. Request your copy from
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Angus Bulls

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FFBF Staffer Sees
19 Year Old Youths
Handle U. S. Carrier
Nineteen was the average age of the
crew which manned the USS Aircraft
Carrier Lexington on a recent "civilian
orientation cruise" in the Gulf of Mexico,
according to George Cappe, Gainesville,
who represented the Florida Farm
Bureau on the trip.
The U.S. Navy annually invites ci-
vilians from throughout the country to
take part in similar cruises and to tour
naval stations. The program is intended
to give key representatives of the public
first hand knowledge of what the Navy
is accomplishing and why it is needed.
About 50 persons from Florida business,
professions and organizations were in-
vited on last month's cruise which origin-
ated at the Naval Air Station in Pensa-
Mr. Cappe, director of Safety and En-
gineering, FFBF, said a highlight of the
trip was seeing naval aviation students
make their first landings on a carrier.
"When you think that the lives of
the student pilots were actually in the
hands of 19-year-old crewmen it made
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generation of fighters," he continued.
"Everyone on the ship did his job superb-
ly and with confidence. These young men
are, indeed, a wonderful contrast to the
'hippie' image we hear so much about. I
wish everyone could have seen their fine
performance," he added.
Mr. Cappe urged young men to con-
sider a career in the nation's Naval Air
training services. (Editor's note: young
readers interested in obtaining more in-
formation may write Captain C. D.
Simonsen, U. S. Naval Air Station, Jack-
sonville, Florida 32212).

Southern Weed Conference
The 21st meeting of the Southern
Weed Conference is scheduled for Janu-
ary 16-18 at the Deauville Hotel, Miami
Beach. Over 1000 are expected to attend.

For North & South Florida
Average high for this month in
Jacksonville is 67 and average low is
46. Average high for Miami is 77 and
average low is 59. The Jacksonville
area averages 2 1/4 inches of rainfall
in December and Miami 1 3/4 inches.

This convention picture shows Doyle Abbott, representing
the Federal Land Bank of Columbia, presenting a special medal
to the FFBF for outstanding service to agriculture. FFBF
President Arthur E. Karst accepts for the organization.

The President's Annual

Report to Convention

By Arthur E. Karst, Vero Beach,
President, Florida Farm Bureau Federation

Our Florida Farm Bureau, a federation
of 64 independent county agricultural as-
sociations, has compiled a remarkable rec-
ord of membership growth, membership
service, and policy execution since its
birth in 1941. Few here today remem-
ber the first organizational meetings in
Orange and Polk Counties in 1940 or
the charter application and grant nor
the first Florida Farm Bureau home in
two small upstairs rooms at 208 West
Washington Street in Orlando. It was
there that what had been the Farm
Bureau Citrus Committee and the Farm
Bureau Vegetable Committee became
Florida Citrus Mutual and Florida Fruit
and Vegetable Association, respectively.
And the Orange County Farm Bureau
had the first County Farm Bureau office
-a desk and file cabinet-in a corner of
one of those two rooms.
The staff consisted, at the outset, of
one individual, then titled the executive
secretary, and his name was John Ford,
who I am most happy to report will be
with us during this convention. The other
part of the staff was the office secretary
-a loyal hard working lady-Mrs. Lucy
Cargill. It was the vision, intelligence,
dedication to purpose, and untiring effort
of our organizers and early leaders that
built the foundation upon which so firm-
ly rests our present voice and servant of
Florida agriculture Florida Farm
From such a praiseworthy, (though
menial) start it was indeed difficult to
envision the fulfillment of the planning
and hopes of those staunch men and
women who built the frame of Florida
Farm Bureau than gave it life and
nourishment-care and concern.
Who in those days could have foreseen
a steady membership growth every year
for 26 years-each year of our organiza-
tional life-to the present 35,069 families
enrolled on our membership list?

Editor's note: The FFBF President's
annual address is reprinted here, in
full as it was delivered at the recent
convention, for benefit of members
who could not attend.

The first fieldman-Buster Hancock-
was employed in 1946. Then came the
move to larger quarters at the old Aloma
County Club house in Winter Park. The
starting of our insurance service to mem-
bers program came in 1947. (We shall
celebrate the 20th anniversary of our
companies tonight at the banquet). As
membership expanded and new service
programs were added, more personnel
were needed-as were more modern and
adequate physical facilities-resulting in
the dedication, in 1956, of our present
home in Gainesville.
Who could have predicted the neces-
sary increase in staff personnel we have
today. As we expand our services to
members, further augmentation to the
staff and enlargement of physical facili-
ties will be mandatory. For example,
the board is now in the process of study-
ing the feasibility of implementing mem-
bership request for a labor department-
with the view toward providing pertinent
information and assistance to farmers in
this most vital area.
We now provide tangible services in
many areas of need-such as the afore-
mentioned insurance program, farm rec-
ords and bookkeeping, payroll, records,
estate planning, premium and automotive
financing, our tire, battery and accessory
enterprise, baler twine, and other such
services now in the study and planning
stage. Mass purchasing is a tool to be
used in lowering operational and produc-
tion costs. As members in increasing
numbers avail themselves of the benefits
of these cooperative services, these pro-
grams will grow and become even more
valuable. Each member is now automati-
cally covered by a life insurance policy
upon becoming a new or continuing mem-
Cooperative marketing may well prove
to be far more effective as an aid in
alleviating the cost-price squeeze which,
unless solved, will force agriculture, as
we know it, out of the business of pro-
ducing an abundant supply of fresh,
wholesome and healthful food for the
American people, and yes, a sizeable por-
tion of the world population. Our infor-
mation department is doing a more and
more effective job in getting consumer
understanding of agriculture's position,
and role, in the total economy. We are

pleased to see greatly increased use by
the urban, news media of information,
facts, and opinions collected and dis-
seminated by Farm Bureau at all levels.
Many of us read a lead story on the
front page of the Miami Herald three
Sunday ago which did a fine job of ex-
plaining to the public from whence has
come the rising cost of food-being shown
that the producers' part of the consumer
dollar continues to shrink. The story may
well also have pointed out to the readers
that it took the annual growth of over
6,000 acres of Florida pine trees to pro-
duce the paper upon which was printed
that one Sunday edition of the Herald.
We must continue to try to get con-
sumer understanding of the struggle that
has been going on for 35 years in some
agricultural commodities the struggle
between those who believe in the maxi-
mum freedom for individuals to choose
how they will order their lives and their
business, and those who believe in con-
siderable control by government of in-
dividuals and their affairs. Put it an-
other way and say it's the struggle be-
tween socialism and capitalism. Wasn't
it Winston Churchill who said that capi-
talism is the unequal distribution of
blessings, while socialism is the equal dis-
tribution of poverty? And, by the way,
it looks like the Federal poverty program
will result in an equal distribution of
poverty, which, of course, was bound to
be its destiny in the first place.
One thing we have learned from gov-
ernmental agency attempts to control
production and market, and even our
everyday life, is that it does not work
to wait for schemes of the "planners
and do-gooders" to end because of failure
to get the job done. For the process is
to just put yet another more costly and
equally unworkable scheme into effect.
There is no scheme which can supplant
the tried and true, free, open, competi-
tive market place-the law of supply and
demand. We all know that bureaucracy's
chief talent is to breed more feeders at
the public trough-more bureaucracy.
Those who insist on controlling our
lives do not believe 200 million Ameri-
cans have enough intelligence to go into
the market place with their earnings and
satisfy their needs at a price they can
and will afford.

Florida Agriculture, December, 1967

The price-cost dilemma, and the pro-
duction control-market quota schemes of
the entrenchment, are but two of the ma-
jor continuing problems of agriculture.
Taxes at all levels, imports from cheap
labor countries, research, transportation,
storage and distribution are others. These
are the areas in which our Farm Bureau
seeks improvement-areas in which re-
sults are not always easily discernible-
problems so complex that progress must
be measured on a piece meal basis. Here
is where Farm Bureau performs the in-
tangible services to members.
We are proud of our relationship with
our Legislature. We are pleased that
such a large majority of especially the
new members of our reapportioned, urban
controlled legislature have indeed made
it their business to seek to help agricul-
ture in our state, having learned that
agriculture, is truly the backbone of the
state's economy, and have recognized the
sincerity and integrity of Farm Bureau's
recommendations on legislative matters.
We wish to publicly express our thanks
to the Legislators-both freshmen and
senior members--who succeeded in writ-
ing into law every Farm Bureau recom-
mendation with the lone exception of
daylight savings time. We have worked
constantly with the legislature on con-
stitutional revision, and shall continue to
render such assistance as we can. Too
few of us are prone to applaud public
servants for a job well done-we in Farm
Bureau try to show our appreciation.
Now we review our policy position, and
in a truly democratic process decide our
course for the coming year. Our deci-
sions must be reasonable, fair and work-
able. The majority rules, but we must
always protect the rights of the minority.
Yes-we have made much progress in
our relatively short organizational life-
time, but there is yet a long way ahead.
The future demands our close attention
-even more dedication to purpose. I'm
willing to try to do my part-are you?

There are about 3,000 established
Christmas Tree plantations in Florida.
Average size runs from two to five
acres. Most popular trees planted for
this commercial type operation are
Red cedar and Arizona cypress. The
native sand pine (Pinus clausa) is also
popular. First cuttings take place
when the trees are from three to four
years old. All the Florida grown
species are sold as seedlings by the
Florida Forest Service. Cedar and
Cypress are $10 per thousand and
sand pine is $5 per thousand. About
300,000 Christmas trees are used each
season in Florida. Most are shipped
in from the North and Canada, how-
ever. (Information courtesy of Tony
Jensen, assistant Extension Forester,
University of Ftorida, Gainesville).

Florida Agriculture, December, 1967 19

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