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Published by the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
VOL. II FEBRUARY, 1939 No. 2


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THE FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER


February, 1939











Congratulations to the Florida F. F. A.


By GEORGE W. MARKS
County Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Volusia County

(Transcript-W R U F, Gainesville, Florida-Transcribed
Series of Radio Programs Sponsored by the Florida
Association, F. F. A.)

For many years, it has been my privilege to
observe the work being done in the field of
vocational agriculture. Outside of the general
work in vocational agriculture, I have been par-
ticularly interested in the organization of the
Future Farmers of America, which is sponsored
by the agriculture departments in our public
schools. This organization of young men, inter-
ested in the varied phases of agriculture, will
have an increasingly potent, and healthy effect
on future farming and farm life in this state
and nation as the years go by.
As one reads the news letters telling of the
varied activities of the Future Farmer chapters,
one cannot help being strongly impressed with
the splendid work being done and the effect it
can have, and will have, upon the more abun-
dant life that is in store for the future farmers
of this state. The way is being cleared for a bet-
ter economic, desirable, and satisfying farm life.
The F. F. A. first learn the value of coopera-
tion. Our system of production and marketing is
becoming more and more complex and it is be-
coming more and more important to know the
principles involved in cooperative effort. Upon
this cooperation among the members themselves
as well as others in the community depend the
success of any Future Farmer chapter.
Under the general supervision of the teacher
of Vocational Agriculture, acting in the capac-
ity of an adviser, the conduct of chapter meet-
ings is left almost entirely to the members.
This is one way the boys learn the art of lead-
ership. Dormant possibilities and latent talent
are developed. Communities that have had the
advantage of training farm boys in the Future
Farmer movement will soon find that these
same boys will be the leaders in the rural life.
I wish to pay tribute to and commend that
fine group of vocational agriculture teachers
in this state for pointing the way, through the
farm boys of their respective communities, to a
better and more desirable rural life. A continua-
tion and expansion of this program will mean
a new era in agriculture.
I have been interested in following the vari-
ous district and state contests in which the
Future Farmers participate. These contests
cover a broad field of activities-essay writ-
ing, public speaking, music, athletics, livestock
judging, etc. Active participation in these con-
tests not only creates and holds interest, but de-
velops and trains the boys to compete more
successfully in that sterner competition with
which they must cope after leaving school.


We must recognize the fact that improvement
of social opportunities for our rural youth is es-
sential to the proper and satisfactory develop-
ment of our farm communities. This is a chal-
lenge to the Future Farmer chapters that is be-
ing met in a definite manner; social programs
are being sponsored and recreational centers
are being established. Homes are being beauti-
fied, conveniences are being installed, facilities
are being provided for community activities.
The idea back of these efforts is that good farm
life depends upon good community life. The
Future Farmers of America are fast learning
that farm life can be made a more satisfying
mode of living.
I believe the people on the farms of this state
are as much entitled to the finer things of life
as anyone else. But first there must be a desire
for these finer things. The little things that
bring personal satisfaction belong to the farmer
and his wife as well as to other people. The
ability to dress well, the ability to appear in so-
ciety, the ability to take positions of leadership
among men, belong to the farmer and his wife
as well as to other groups. The right to enjoy
music, shows, vacations, and other pleasures
has a place in the lives of our farm people. The
Future Farmer movement is the corner stone
upon which these finer things for rural life may
be built.
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I'TBLISHIIKl QUARTERLY BY THE FLORIIA ASSOCIATION OF
FUTIIRE FARMERS OF AMERICA
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
STATE OFFICERS 1938-1939
President ..................... Billy Johnson, Tate Chapter
1st Vice-Pres.......... Griffin Bishop, Aucilla Chapter
2nd Vice-Pres. J. Wayne Poucher, Largo Chapter
3rd Vice-Pres. George Hendery, Athenian Chapter
4th Vice-Pres.....W. C. Garrett, Laurel Hill Chapter
5th Vice-Pres............ John Folks, Williston Chapter
6th Vice-Pres........... Albert Crosby, Dover Chapter
Adviser........ ........ J. F. Williams, Jr., Tallahassee
NATIONAL OFFICERS, 1939
President-Robert A. Elwell
Orono, Maine
First Vice-President-Stevenson Ching
Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii
Second Vice-President-Bradley Twitty
Allsboro, Alabama
Third Vice-President-Albert S. Coates
Merriam, Kansas
Fourth Vice-President-Elmer L. Johnson
Winchester, New Hampshire
Student Secretary-Harvey Schweitzer
Malta, Illinois
National Adviser-J. A. Linke
Washington, D. C.
Executive Secretary-W. A. Ross
Washington, D. C.
National Treasurer-Henry C. Groseclose
Blacksburg, Virginia
Southern Regional Adviser-D. M. Clements
Washington, D. C.
Edited by the Collegiate Chapter, F. F. A.
E. W. Garris, Adviser Keith Ulmer, President
Gainesville, Florida


February, 1939


THE FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER


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Published by the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

VOL. II FEBRUARY, 1939 No. 2

Florida's Delegation to Eleventh National Convention, F. F. A.


Reading left to right-Front row: State Superintendent Colin English; Billy Johnson, President, Florida Association
F.F.A., Gonzalez; Warren Wood, Alternate Delegate, Redland; Odell Cannon, Largo; V. W. Driggers, Teacher, Apopka;
Wayne Poucher, Secretary, State Association, F.F.A., Largo; Russell McLeod, Member Judging Team, Apopka; J. Lester
Poucher, National President, Largo. Back row: J. F. Bazemore, Orlando; Phil S. Taylor, State Department of Agri-
culture; Eli Read, Alternate Delegate, Trenton; H. E. Wood, Itinerant Teacher-Trainer, Gainesville; T. L. Barrineau, Jr.
Teacher, Gonzalez; Earl Faircloth, Delegate, Chiefland; Griffin Hill, Member Judging Team, Apopka; Bennie Driggers,
Member Judging Team, Apopka; J. F. Williams, Jr., State Adviser, F.F.A.


Cooperative Broiler Project

As a method of raising money for
the chapter treasury the Wauchula
Chapter of Future Farmers of Amer-
ica has installed a broiler plant large
enough to produce 50 broilers weekly.
Fifty New Hampshire chicks are
purchased each Wednesday and
placed in the starting batteries, of
which the chapter has two. After re-
maining in the starting battery for
two weeks the chicks are transferred
to the intermediate battery and after
four weeks are placed in the finishing
battery. The chicks are held there
until they attain the weight of 1%
to 2 pounds, when they are sold.
Much interest is being shown by
the members of the chapter in their
new cooperative project. Members
of each class keep a record of the
weight of the chicks by the week and


the daily consumption of feed. It is
interesting to note that good chicks
will grow off rapidly on good feed.
The intermediate and finishing
batteries were built by members of
the chapter in the farm shop. Every
member of the chapter performed
some job on the batteries in building
them. Both batteries are six feet tall,
five feet long and two feet deep. The
intermediate battery has four pens
and the finishing one has three
pens.
At present the chapter has three
hundred head of chicks on hand, hav-
ing had their project in operation
for six weeks. They will begin selling
broilers in mid-February and will con-
tinue the project until school is out.
The project is being financed from
the chapter treasury with money
earned from an Old Time Fiddlers
Convention.


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STATE PRESIDENT'S CALL

By power in me vested, as
President of the Florida Associ-
ation of Future Farmers of
America, I hereby issue a call
for our Fourth Annual F.F.A.
Day to be held at the Florida
State Fair, Tampa, February 4,
1939.
Mr. J. Lester Poucher, imme-
diate past president of the na-
tional organization; Hon. Colin
English, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction; and Hon.
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of
Agriculture, will be among-the
prominent guests present.
I wish to urge that all chap-
ters be well represented at the
Fair on F.F.A. Day.
-BILLY JOHNSON,
President, Florida Asso-
ciation, Future Farmers
of America.









February, 1939 THE FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER Page 5


Master Future Farmer Contest


Total
Dist. Boy's Name Placing Chapter Score Award
I Billy Johnson .......... 1 Tate (Gonzalez) ...... 89.8 $20.00
Lester Stokes ........... 2 Jay ........................ 79.8 10.00
W. C. Garrett......... 3 Laurel Hill ............... 76.7 5.00
James! W ells .............. 4 Jay ....................... ...... 75 5.00
II *Thomas Smith .......... *1 Greensboro ................ 90 50.00
A. F. Howard ............. 2 Marianna ................. 70.7 10.00
Henry T. Simms .......... 3 Marianna ................. 69.6 5.00
Forehand Rankins ...... 4 Bristol .................... 59.9 5.00
III Jefferson Hill .............. 1 Alachua ..................... 74.8 20.00
Otto Douglas .............. 2 Alachua ..................... 65.5 10.00
Fred Bethea ............... 3 Sanderson ................. 51.6 5.00
Robert McDaniel ........ 4 Lake City ......... ........ 50.6 5.00
IV Elvin Daugharty ........ 1 Athenian (Deland).... 83.8 20.00
Earl Faircloth .............. 2 Chiefland ................. 81 10.00
Boyd W illiams ............ 3 Ocala ......................... 75.4 5.00
Roland Swann ............ 4 Athenian (Deland).... 70.2 5.00
V Bob Campbell .............. 1 Wauchula ................. 78.2 20.00
J. Wayne Poucher........ 2 Largo .................. 65.2 10.00
Mabry Wingate .......... 3 Wauchula .....................56.3 5.00
Wilbur Dennis ............ 4 Palmetto ................... 51.8 5.00
VI**Warren Wood ............ **1 Redland ..................... 88.7 50r.00
Don Beardsley ............ 2 Pahokee ..................... 56.8 10.00
Joe Boyenton .............. 3 Canal Point ............. 56.7 5.00
***Clyde Mardin .............. ***4 Apopka ...................... 69.8 5.00


*North Florida Winner.
**South Florida Winner.
***Only 3 entries from this district. Clyde Mardin is
from South Florida and received. the award.
(Money for above prizes was donated by the Chilean Nitrate


Winners in the 1938


the next high entry

Educational Bureau.)


Supervised Farming Program


Projects


North Florida Winner in
Master F.F.A. Contest

Thomas Smith of Greensboro won
first place in the North and West
Florida Master Future Farmer con-
test for 1938.
Thomas had four years of voca-
tional agriculture, the eighth through
the eleventh grades. Thomas dropped
out of school before completing the
12th grade, and bought an 80-acre
farm with money which he had earned
from his projects and special employ-
ment on important agricultural work
for the County.


Hours of
Scope Self
Labor


Profit


1933-34:
Sweet Potatoes 1 acre 100 $ 50.00
1935-36:
Sun Tobacco .... 1 acre 150 84.00
Sugar Cane...... 1 acre 100 69.00
1936-37:
Shade Tobacco 1 acre 177 505.50
Brood Sows ..... 5 hd. 173 271.30
Sugar Cane...... 1 acre 130 61.00
1937-38:
Shade Tobacco. 3 ac's 605 1013.75
Brood Sows...... 6 hd. 30 256.00
Corn ...... .......20 ac's 110 146.00
Peanuts ..........20 ac's 5 84.50
Sugar Cane...... 1 acre 50 42.00
Steers ............12 hd. 150 100.50
Total .............. .............. $2683.55
Agricultural employment received as
a result of his agricultural training:
1. Ran 400,000 feet of terraces in
county and received $1000.00 for it.
2. Worked with the County Agent
in the Soil Conservation Program and
earned $125.00.
3. Harrowed land shaded for to-
bacco 400 hours and received $400.00
for it. The work was done with a
tractor and harrow which he owned.
Improvement Projects and Supple-
mentary Farm Jobs:
Bought purebred boar, treated
corn for weevils, terraced home farm,
sharpened tools, bought 2 cows, re-
paired machinery, built cow shed,
planted winter pastures, rebuilt ter-
races on his farm, planted spring pas-
tures, planted 5 acres crotalaria,
planted shrubbery, planted 8 acres
lupine, pruned peach trees, bought
tractor to use on farms, repaired
equipment, fed tankage to hogs on
father's farm and built poultry house.


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South Florida Winner in
Master F. F. A. Contest
Warren Wood of Redland Chapter
won first place in the South Florida
Master Future Farmer Contest for
1938.
Warren has completed four years
of vocational agriculture, graduating
from high school in June 1938. He is
now enrolled as a freshman in the
University of Florida and plans to
take a course in agriculture after
completing the general college.
During the four years he was en-
rolled in vocational agriculture, War-
ren completed 17 projects, averaging
414 projects per year. His hours of
self labor amounted to 1,216, or an
average of 304 per year. His net
profit from supervised practice over
the 4-year period amounted to $841.-
68, or an average of $210.42 per
year. He carried 4 home improvement
projects, namely: home beautifica-
tion, soil improvement, repairing
home and renovating old citrus grove.
(Continued on Page 14)


Leadership Activities
Transported citizens to Sunday
School 3 miles for 2 years.
Ran 125,000 feet of terrace lines
on farms in community.
Worked with County Agent 50.
days.
Played on school basketball team.
A very active member of the
Greensboro Young Farmer's Club.
Served as vice-president of Greens-
boro F.F.A. Chapter in 1938.
Received the Future Farmer de-
gree in 1936.
Represented Future Farmer Chap-
ter on teams to the State Judging
Contests in Gainesville and Tampa;
and on team entering State swim-
ming contest.
Financial Statement of Investments
Farm equipment ..................$1000.00
Crops .............. ............. 50.00
P oultry .................................. 35.00
Livestock .............................. 630.00
Land ...................................... 500.00
Insurance .............. ............. 25.00
Checking Account ................ 200.00

Total .............................. $2440.00


February, 1939


THE FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER


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Page 6 THE FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER February, 1939


Trip for School Officials


The Athenian Chapter, Future
Farmers of America, sponsored a trip
for school officials to visit the agri-
cultural department and school farm
at Sanford. The Chapter arranged for
the trip and paid the expenses of
it in order to show its appreciation
of the fine spirit of cooperation the
officials had given.
The school officials enjoying the
visit were: Mr. George W. Marks,
County Superintendent of Public In-
struction, Mr. Hubert S. Talton,
Chairman of the County School
Board, Mr. Pete Rasmussin, Chairman
of the local board of Trustees, Mr. J.
M. Perret, supervising principal of
DeLand schools, and Mr. H. S. Rand,
principal of the DeLand high school.
The above school officials, accom-
panied by Mr. H. L. Fagan, adviser
of the Athenian Chapter, left DeLand
at 3:30 in the afternoon. They were
met at Sanford by Mr. Alex R.
Johnson, teacher of agriculture, and
conducted by him on a tour of the
school farm and agricultural depart-
ment.
The Athenian Chapter has a school
farm and is planning to construct
several farm buildings on it. The trip
to Sanford was given in order for
the school officials to get suggestions
for the improvement of their pro-
gram.
After the tour, Mr. Johnson took
the visitors on his boat for a ride
on Lake Monroe. At sunset the boat
was anchored and the visitors served
a chicken dinner. -


Redland Chapter Notes
Recently the Recreation Commit-
tee of Redland Chapter made a re-
port on a trip which twelve members
made to Pahokee, Belle Glade and
Clewiston.
The Redland Chapter, together
with boys from seven other chapters,
-made a tour of the farming in the
Florida Everglades. The tour was
planned by the Pahokee Chapter. The
total attendance was 137 Future
Farmers and their advisers.
Members of eight chapters met at
Pahokee at 8:00 A. M. An inspection


was made of the agricultural depart-
ment at Pahokee. A trip was then
made to the University of Florida's
Everglades Experiment Station at
Bell Glade. Dr. Kidder and his as-
sociates gave a comprehensive survey
of the work being done, especially on
beef cattle and truck crops.
Leaving the Experiment Station at
Belle Glade the tour continued to
Clewiston to visit the United States
Sugar Corporation mills. There the
group saw cane as it came from the
field in railroad cars, how it is un-
loaded at the mill, the extraction of
juice, and the conversion of the juice
into raw sugar. The officials in-
formed us that the raw sugar was
sent to Savannah, Georgia, for refin-
ing and comes back to Florida as
Dixie Crystal sugar.
After luncheon an F.F.A. District
Federation meeting was held. Due to
distances between the various chap-
ters it was decided to divide the dis-
trict into two areas. The presidents
of the five chapters composing the
southern division of the district were
appointed to nominate officers, and
to draw up a suitable constitution
and by-laws. The committee met at
Miami Edison school on January 5,
1939. After completing their work
a turkey dinner was enjoyed.
The Redland Chapter is conduct-
ing a magazine subscription contest.
The money earned will be used to re-
plenish the Chapter treasury.


Managing a School Farm
By written agreement with the
local school trustees and county
school officials, the Tate Chapter,
Gonzalez, is now operating the school
farm, composed of 40 acres. Members


Fertilizer Demonstration


Arthur Bedenbaugh, President of
the Mason City Chapter, reports that
side dressing corn with nitrate of
soda paid well last year.
The nitrate of soda was applied
when the corn was approximately two
feet high at the rate of 65 pounds per
acre. A check plot made a yield of
7.85 bushels per acre while the area
side dressed with nitrate of soda
made a yield of 15.33 bushels per
acre. Even though corn was rather
cheap this year the increase in yield
more than paid for the cost of the
fertilizer.

of the Chapter will have complete
charge of the farm, making all plans
for livestock and crop enterprises to
be conducted and assisting the farm
foreman with many jobs such as vac-
cinating pullets for chicken pox, cas-
trating pigs, culling hens, raising
broilers, planting winter peas, and
many other jobs. This item is set up
in the Chapter program of work
under Community Service, the farm
to be operated for the following pur-
poses or objectives:
1. To demonstrate a small poultry
type farm.
2. To provide teaching material
for all types of classes taught by the
vocational agriculture instructor.
3. To provide actual experience
for members in developing skills and
managing a farm.
4. To raise funds for use by the
chapter in carrying out its program
of work.
At the present time the Chapter
has 200 heavy-breed chicks being
brooded for fryers. This is to be a
year-round activity, additional chicks
to be bought about twice a month.
The Chapter also has 225 White Leg-
horn laying hens. The eggs, along
with those of several other members'
projects, are being marketed, cooper-
atively by the Chapter. Recently Dr.
Gilles of the State Livestock Sani-
tary Board visited the farm and
tested the hens for Pullorum disease.
He was assisted by members of the
Chapter.


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February, 1939




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SUtaer Construction


It is hoped that by next year the
whole Winter Haven argieultural de.
partlaot will be housed In a new
aopnret block vocational building
which is now being erected.
During th past three months, the
boys baoebeen very busy developing
I a tadspeiom farm mechadn shop in
the basement of the Junior High
SSchool Building. At their last chapter
meeting the F. F. A. members voted
,, to doate $1.00 worth of their labor
in doWna odd jobs for the people in
the Wl~ ter Haven area. The money
.... earned wif be used to purchase tools
and equiliptet


See bland Cottap
Production Coatest
Mr. Louis Pillans of Ocala spon-
sowed a Sea Island cotton production
contest for members of the Ocala
F.F.A. chapter last year, offering
$60.00 in cash prime
The prices were won as follows:
the IOtt prise of $25.00 by John
., Hays; Oe sieond prize.of $16.00 by
Hiek altree; and the third prise of
$10.00 by Silot Meadows. Them
projects wer under the direct suple-
vision of Mr. M. C. Rbche, teacher of
agrtialtnre in the Ocala high school.
J*ha ET ys, winner of the first
price, observed the following prac-
tices i the production of his five
S~ s as. The soil selected was a sandy
lomn. The breaking ad dishing was
began on January 10. The cotton was
.planted o March 14, 1988,using
otl bo~l of seed per acre. At
t.bm ii ': mt fal _., 2090 pounds per acre
4 diflei eIlk fertilizer was
*, apple ~Pt weeks after planting
100 p"o 'a of kainit was applied per
S The boll weil was kept under con-
l 4ol by mopping the squares the first
S- of May with a calcium arsenate solu-
consisting of one pound of cal-
elar arsenate, one gallon of syrup
aad two quarts of water. Later in
season the cotton was dusted
wi calcium arsenate and infected
.a m sq a were picked up from the
gid and destred.
ht made en average of 669
-~alk. of smed cotton or 211A
pauaS of liat cotton per acre. His
p: ped was $26.09 per acre.

When you come to the end of
y:ur rqpe, tie a knot and hang on.
-Atr. Leaders' Digest.

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Results of Supervised Practice
Mr. Ben L. McLauchlin, teacher of
vocational agriculture in Sumter
County, hs just reported that agri-
cultural pupils under his supervision
made a labor income of $11,835.99
for the fiscal year 1987-1988. The
average labor income per boy was
$80.97.
In addition to the productive proj-
ects, the Future Farmers of Sumter
County completed 96 improvement
projects and 285 supplementary farm
jobs.
It was also reported that the 11
adult farmers who attended an eve-
Sclass and produced tobacco
a labor income of $3775.00.
A careful analysis of the records
of one year's projects in Sumter
County indicates the following:
a. Larger profits on investment
were made from general type farm-
ing-.
b. Sumter County is well adapted
to staple crops as well as truck
crops.


"Daing to Learn"

The members of the Oviedo Chap-
ter are learning many skills and use-
ful facts from their land laboratory.
The land laboratory is located near
the school and is irrigated by means
of the Skinner system, designed and
constructed by the boys. On this plot
-boys put into practice the informa-
tion learned in the classroom. Vege-
tables and flowers are produced,
propagation. jobs performed, and
many other similar skills.
The boys assist in planning what
is to be produced.on the land labora-
tory. These plots furnish some prod-
uce for the home, some to sell and
furnish valuable experience for the
boys.
In addition to the experience on
the land laboratory, each boy con-
ducts a program of supervised farm-
ing at his home.


Brandon F.F.A. News Notes
The Brandon .F.. Chaptr has
fifty members this yem. -rey also
have a new building. The building is
divided into two rooms, one of which
is used as a work-shop and the other
as a class room. In the classroom are
ten new tables and twenty' ow chaik
made by the N. Y. A. boys in their
work shop in Tampa. They have aine
new wor benches in the farm shop
that were made by Chapter members
*4th the assistance of N. Y. A. boys.
They glse have a store room for field
tools-and other equipment.
As one of the shop projects this
year the members in the advanced
class prepared and framed a ew set
of emblems for the Chapte room.
They also made a elm room note
book cabinet.
The Chapter submitted its program
of work in the National Chapter pro-
gram contest. With the chapter radio,
the boys have been able to listen to
most of the National F ture Farmer
radio broadcasts on the second Mon.
day of each month.


Hog Production
Robert McDaniel, a second year
student in vocational agriculture at
Lake City, produce Duroc Jersey
pigs and sells them for breeding pur-
poses.
Robert purchased a gilt from Mr.
H. J. Broyles, a well-known hog
breeder, to start his project. The gilt
produced two litters of pigs the first
year. The pigs were sold to other
Future Farmers of Columbia County.
The first year he made a profit of
$160.00. He has purchased a Duro
Jersey boar, a Duroc Jersey gilt, built
a farrowing house and financed five
acres of corn. He has dairy and poul-
try projects in addition.
Robert is vice-president of his
Chapter, holds the Future Farmer de-
gree, and plans to apply for the State
Farmer degree next June.
His scholastic record last year
averaged 92.5 on all subjects.


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RULES AND REGULATIONS


able poultry project. Entry in this
contest from chapters is State-wide.
Judgingi
Breeds to b Judie Exhibitioan
1. Rhode Island Reds
2. Barred Rocks
3. White Wyandottes
4. White Leghorns
Breeds tbo Judd,: Produetion
1. Rhode Island Beds
2. White Leghorns
Boys will not be allowed to handle
birds while judging either class.
Either male or female birds may be
used in this.coatept.
Three boys will compose a team
representing a chapter and there will
be no substitutions allowed.
Time
Each group of boys will be.given
a total of fifteen minutes for scoring
each of the pens of poultry.
Awards.
A free trip to the World's Poultry
Congress n Cleveland for the three
high individuals. In addition, a total
of $100.00 will be awarded by the.
Fleoida State Fair Aseeciatioha to h3
teemas The prizes win be warded a
fellows:
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THE FLORIDA STATE FAIR
Tampa, Florida

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February, 4,1939


PROGRAM
General Chairmn, F. Williams, Jr.
State Supervisor of Aricultural Education
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9;00- 9:30 a. m.

9:30- 9:45 a.m ,

9:45-10:15 a.m.

9:30-10:30 a.m.
10:00-11:00 a.m.
10:15-11:80 a.m.


11:80-12:80
12:30- 1:45


p. m.
p.m.


145-- 2:00 p. m.



W800- 2:10 p.m.

2:10- 2:20 p.. m.

2:20- 2:80 p. m


Registration (Grandstand) Poultry Judging
Teams tra .G t t J
Registration (Grandstand) Beef Cattle Judging
Teams


Registration (Grandstand)
Team


Exhibit Judging


Poultry Judging Contest
Jfeef CattIe J dgin test
Jdging Agricultral aghibits
ViYting Comakercal ERdkbits
Lunch
Anqmbly in.front of gradestand (Press photo-
graph of Frture Farmei group); (Program in
charge of Billy Joknson, President of the
Florida Asaociation, F. F. A.)
Address-Hon. Colin N"glih, State Superinten-
Sdent of Pullic Instrmoioa
Presentation of Honory State Planter Key to
SMr. P. T. Sttieder, Manager, Florida State Fair
Address--Ho. Nathba Mayo, Commissioner-of
Agriculture.


Three boys will compose a team
representing a chapter and there will
be no substitutions allowed.

Each group o boys will be given
a total of fifteen minutes for scoring
each of the rings of beef cattle.
Awards
A rotating sterling silver loving
cup will be awarded to the team mak-
ing the highest score in the entire
contest. In addition, a total of
$100.00 in cash prizes will be
awarded by the Florida State Fair
Association to the high teams in the
beef cattle judging contest. The
prizes will be awarded as follows:
Beef Cattle-10000.
First ..... .... ............... ..........$ .00
Second .,.. .................. 10.00
Third -....... ....................5...... .00
Teams placing fourth to sevn-
teenth, inclusive, each........... 500
Exhibit Judging Contest
This contest will start promptly at
10:15 a. m.
IEligibility.
Any active Future Farmer whose
State and National dues have been
paid will be eligible to represent his
chapter as a member of the team in
Judging exhibits.
Teams from F.F.A. Districts I, U,
and III will participate in judging
Groups 2 and 4 in the official pre-
mium list, namely "Hay, Grain,


SON. kkATHAN'KAYO
Ctmmlmsloer of Agrculture
Awards
A total of 300.00 in cash prizes
will be awarded by the Florida State
Fair Association to the high teams in
the exhibit judging contest The
prizes will be awarded as follows:
Citaus and Vegetables--S1.00
First ........... ......... .... ....$15.00


2:30- 4:00 p, aE. Pgiram of Trills
4:00- 6:09 p.m. ..-I jg Agricltur


Hereford Cattle 4 0Parade


Poultry Judging Contest
This contest will start promptly at
:. .9~3 a. m.
Eligibility
Any active Future Farmer whose
State and National Future Farmer
dues have been paid and who, at the
time of the contest, has a atsfactaory
poultry project with project records
up-to-date will be eligible to repre-
sent his chapter as a member of the
team in judging poultry. The local
teacher of" Vocational Argiculture
will be responsible for determining
whether or not the boy has an accept-


Angus Cattle on Parade


Beef Cittle Judglr g Ceueet
This contest will start promptly at
10:00 a. m.
Eligibility
Any active Future Farmer whose
State and National Future Farmer
dues have been paid will be eligible
to represent his chapter as a member
of the team in judging beef cattle.
Entry in this contest from chapters
is State-wide.
Boys who participate in this judg-
ing contest will lead the animals in
the parade of prise-winning beef cat-
tie, which will be held early in the
afternoon.


and Forage" and "Home- Cured
Meats."
Teams from F.F.A, Districts IV, V,
and VI will participate in judging:
Groups 1 and S in the official pre-
mium list, namely, "Citrus" and
"Vegetables."
Three boys will compose a team
representing a chapter and there will
be no substitutions allowed.
Time
Each group of boys will be given
a total of ten minutes for general in-
spection and official scoring of each
of the four entries in each class.


Second ................................ ..
Third .:................... ...........
Fourth ............ ..... .... ......
Teams placing fifth to twenty-
fifth, inclusive, each....... .........
Hay, Grain and Forage
and
Home-Cured Meats
$150.00


12.60
10.00
7.50
5.00


First .........................................$15.00
Second .................................. 12.50
Third ........... .. ............... 10.00
Fourth ............... .......... 7.50
Teams placing fifth to twenty-
fifth, inclusive, each................. 6.00


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scholar, EvereUte i teagne d
All Seouthern hoamable rmentia f*a
football player and ihs earned. l
terms in mbeketbalL He tas to r
treasurer ad i tbe sIm at
president of the Clay
He also plans to be -a
the Sfta Fa rmer ft
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Preparing Land for Cooperative

Chapter Project


frehamenlt at FsturE 7arz~ mM-
ings, and donation to charity.
Planting on the area include ornm
mental, flowers and general track
cropwl HEne andtraetorlabor is done
with nened power, the boys doing
the mala2s labor. Ample took -e
chapter owned and include bee,
rakes, plows, a dise, sprayers, a fan
shop otft, a forge and anvil, mixing
barrels, etc. Thus, the boy s enabled
to do virtually every Job with which
the modern farmer is confronted.
The decision of operating a labor-
tory each year I left to the chapter.
The members vote Invarmabl 10% in
favor of it, after the purpose s pre-
sented at the first fall meeting. More
recently the Manatee County Fair As-
sociation gavee e chapter a booth in
the agricultural building and Future
Farmer produce isplaed on display
during fair week. This year the cap-
ter will also have charge of the poul-
try products display, where special
cash awards will be gen to winning
Future Farmers, in addition to those
offered for regular entries


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cattma varsh^
Everet Ivey, a second -pOt
dent in Veuatonal agricultunes da
County h school, has as tl
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hed af easle. alihs prchsed from
the Penny Farm's herd, a ramnean
bull which originally came from
Te. s.
In a conference with Everette, he
said, "I am counting on good crosses
and I think I'm going to be well paid
by the grading up of my cattle.fi
His cows are kept on a leased pas-
tare and he has his own horse and
looks after his eown in the evening


play was flir
set shown
Every I
part of the pIO C
play were on difet : iiK itr
which materally aided in t he
of the play.
The F.F.A. Chapter realized a
profit of $88.00 after all tahe ,
penses were paid.


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Febrary,198 THEFLOIDA UTUE FAMERPapfe II


During the year of 1938 the Haw-
thorne Chapter of Future Farmers of
America participated in many differ-
ent activities. The following list gives
a few of the outstanding accomplish-
ments :
1. Took first place in beef cattle
judging at the State Fair in Tampa.
2. Was awarded a $5.00 prize in
the State Master Future Farmer con-
test.
3. Was awarded second place in
the Chapter contest for District No.
3.
4. Won a prize of $5.00 in the hay,
grain and meat judging contest at
the State Fair in Tampa.
5. Took part in the F.F.A. Day at
the auction market in Gainesville.
One member placed second in demon-
strating the good and the poor qual-
ities of a hog.
6. The Chapter's adviser won first


place in the Master Teacher contest
for District No. 3.
7. The Chapter took first place in
singles for horseshoe pitching in
District No. 3.
8. The Chapter participated in
each county, district and State con-
test.
Last spring the Chapter had the
following cooperative projects on the
land laboratory:
Cabbage, 3 acres; beans, 1 acre;
corn, 4 acres; Austrian peas, 1 acre;
lima beans, fertilizer test on 84 plots.
This past fall the work on the land
laboratory was continued to include:
Cabbage, 1 acres, now growing.
Tobacco, 1 acre, land prepared and
seed bed planted.
Clover for pasture, 20 test plots.
Last fall the Chapter prepared an
exhibit of forge work and sent it to
the Slash Pine Festival at Lake City,
Florida.


Summer Tour Planned
The Bunnell Future Farmer Chap-
ter set as its goal for the 1938-39
school term a trip to the New York
World's Fair.
To accomplish this the members
have planned an extensive coopera-
tive project consisting of 3 steers to
be fattened with silage grown and put
up by chapter members, and 5 acres
of truck crops.
These truck crops consist of peas,
cauliflower, cabbage, string beans,
carrots, and broccoli.
The members are now harvesting
their carrots and the cauliflower is
just beginning to head. We cut about
3 tons of cabbage January 10, and
10 hampers of broccoli January 15,
1939.
We have just planted %-acre of
English peas and will plant 5 acres
of early spring truck crops after
harvesting the cabbage, cauliflower
and broccoli.


Citrus Chapter, Future Farmers of
America, at Inverness, has acquired
a 40 acre tract of land to use in
producing cooperative projects. The
Chapter has a mule and part of the
needed farm equipment. The land has
been stumped and turned for plant-
ing.


The chapter plans to plant four
acres of tobacco, five acres of pea-
nuts and five acres of chufas. The
chapter has borrowed the money nec-
essary for the production of these
projects. The profit from these proj-
ects will be placed in the chapter
treasury.


Building School Furniture
The vocational agricultural depart-
ment at Vernon was opened on July
1, 1938, and the Future Farmer Chap-
ter organized soon after school
opened.
The high school building was not
furnished for the teaching of agricul-
ture. The local school board agreed to
buy lumber and materials for the con-
struction of the needed furniture.
The boys have constructed ten class
room tables, four farm shop work
benches, a tool chest, three book
stacks, several book cases for the
high school, and seventy-five bulletin
filing boxes.
The home economics department
has requested the construction of a
large cabinet, and several class room
study tables.
-Shermon Harmon, Reporter.


Oviedo: Lawrence Moore, president
of the Oviedo Chapter, has been im-
proving native cattle by the introduc-
tion of Aberdeen Angus bulls. He
has recently purchased the second bull
to place in his herd.


Members of Hawthorne Chapter


Cooperative Chapter Projects


February, 1939


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Sanford: The Seminole Chapter
has just completed a large fireplace
in the new chapter room. The fire-
place is of the circulating type and
large logs may be used in it. The
first use of the fireplace was on De-
cember 6, 1938, when the chapter
held a Mothers' Night. The evening
was spent in playing Chinese check-
ers, popping corn, roasting marsh-
mallows and playing string music.
Approximately 80 persons were pres-
ent, including 29 mothers.
Vero Beach: Boys from the Indian
River and Fellsmere Chapters at-
tended a district F.F.A. meeting held
at Pahokee on December 17th. Plans
were completed there for a number
of district contests.
On the trip the boys visited the
Agricultural Experiment Station at
Belle Glade and the United States
Sugar Corporation fields and mill at
Clewiston.
Bell: The Bell Chapter held its an-
nual "turkey shoot" on Saturday af-
ternoon, November 19, 1938. A large
crowd attended and the chapter real-
ized a good profit for its treasury.
Chapter members won two out of the
seven turkeys in the shooting contest.
Trenton: The Trenton Chapter in-
itiated 18 new members into the
Green Hand degree on Monday night,
November 14, 1938. The Chapter
membership at present is forty-nine.
After the initiation, all members, the
high school principal, the high school
coach, and several former F.F.A.
members and parents enjoyed a
chicken pilau supper. The chapter
plans to hold its Father-and-Son ban-
quet in February.
Fort Meade: Members of the Fort
Meade Chapter recently conducted a
successful rodeo. They have also given
an original play. During the Christ-
mas holidays the boys worked on an
F.F.A. camp which they are building
on the banks of Peace river.
Apopka: The growing Apopka
Chapter, which initiated 14 new
members this year, has a separate
classroom building, farm work shop,
slathouse, and a one-acre land labora-
tory. The slathouse is about 50x100
feet and is used for growing citrus
seedlings. On this laboratory plot
the chapter has about 600 budded
orange trees which will be ready to
sell soon. Their value is estimated at
about $300.00. On the plot there are
also about 2000 unbudded trees
which will be ready to bud this
spring. About 500 boxes of sour
oranges have been shipped by the
boys and pay received at the rate of


$1.00 per box. They are hoping to
ship about 500 more.
The chapter has bought a purebred
gilt and expects to raise pigs to sell
to the boys, largely as a means of
stimulating interest in purebred.
stock.
The chapter plans to have its
Father-and-Son banquet about the
last of February.
Griffin Hill, Reporter.
Deland: Members of the Athenian
Chapter Future Farmers of America,
cooperated with the Deland Garden
Clubs in making their annual garden
market a success.
Members of the Chapter helped
plan the market, selected the location
for the booths, cut rustic poles and
secured lumber for the booths, con-
structed eight booths, decorated the
booths, and assisted in placing the
flowers.
The Chapter erected a booth of its
own and sold products from members'
projects. The total sales were $25.00.
Two turkeys were raffled off by mem-
bers of the Chapter, making a net
profit of $10.00.
Tallahassee: Mark Winchester, who
is a high school senior, and will grad-
uate in February, has a rather pecul-
iar project for his supervised practice
work. He is in the semi-commercial
poultry business, buying eggs, hatch-
ing them, and then selling baby
chicks. His first setting of eggs this
fall gave him an 89 per cent hatch.
He also raises fryers for the market.
Green Cove Springs: The eight
divisions of the Clay Chapter Pro-
gram of Work were used as topics for
a publicity contest. Eight of the ad-
vanced students each took one divi-
sion of the chapter program and
wrote an article on it, which was then
submitted to the Clay County Cres-
cent for publication. W. H. Summer-
sill won first place, and Glenn Ryan
won second place.
Boys from Clay Chapter were
given permission to use a County
school bus in making a recent tour.
The first stop was at Fort Marion in
St. Augustine. In addition to the his-
torical value of the visit, the boys
learned the history and development
of concrete construction. On this tour
they also visited the agricultural de-
partments in Hastings and Bunnell.
Kathleen: The Kathleen Chapter
is producing flowers to be used to
decorate the tables when the Father-
and-Son banquet is held. The flowers
under cultivation are: calendulas,
statice, carnations, snapdragons, and
Easter lilies.
-Bill Thompson, Reporter.


Summerfield and Weirsdale: The
Summerfield and Weirsdale Chapters
held a joint initiation on January 11,
1939, with the Reddick Chapter put-
ting on the Green Hand degree. The
home economics class served a
chicken and rice supper.
Summerfield Chapter plans its
Father-and-Son banquet on February
22, 1939, and Weirsdale its banquet
in March.
Crawfordville: One of the Craw-
fordville Chapter members, J. P.
White, has demonstrated that poultry
projects can be successful. In the
spring of 1937 he purchased 200
white Leghorn baby chicks. From
these chicks he selected 100 pullets
for a laying project. During the 1938
year he sold $372.45 worth of eggs
and used $42.70 worth at home. His
feed and other expenses amounted
to $233.95, giving him a net profit
of $181.20.
-S. S. Moore, Jr., Reporter.
Sopchoppy: The Sopchoppy Chap-
ter is making plans for its annual
Father-and-Son banquet. The boys
are also planning to secure a bus and
attend the State Fair at Tampa on
February 4, 1939.
--John McKenzie, Reporter.
Vero Beach: The Indian and Fells-
mere Chapters cooperated in the sale
and shipping of a car of sour oranges.
The profit made is to be used for de-
fraying expenses to the F.F.A. day
in Tampa and to the State Conven-
tion in Gainesville.
The Indian Chapter has extracted
nine gallons of sour orange seed to
be distributed among its members
who have citrus nursery projects.
The chapter has two acres of mixed
truck, planted as a cooperative proj-
ect. The chapter is also installing
a demonstration electrical fence unit
to be used by several members who
have livestock projects.
The Fellsmere Chapter has a
nursery project in operation and the
boys plan to start budding citrus
next month.
Jay: The Jay Future Farmers have
been busy lately helping construct a
high school gymnasium. The building
is 70x110 feet, the sides and roof be-
ing constructed of metal. The school
board had endeavored to get it con-
structed with W.P.A. labor but after
a number of delays the Future
Farmer Chapter and their dads
agreed to construct the building and
have it ready for the basketball sea-
son.


CHAPTER NEWS


FLASHES


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February, 1939 THE FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER Page 13


F.F.A. Members Show Lead-
ership in Other Organizations
Individual members participating
in the Master Future Farmer Con-
test for 1938 reported many leader-
ship activities other than those relat-
ing to agriculture.
The following athletic leadership
activities in high school were partici-
pated in by these boys: captain of
basketball team, captain of baseball
team, captain of football team, cap-
tain of diamond ball team, manager
of basketball team, assistant captain
of basketball team, most valuable
basketball player, vice-president of
athletic association, and chairman
and vice-chairman of athletic .coun-
cil.
These contestants held the follow-
ing high school positions of leader-
ship: president of class, best scholas-
tic record in school, essay winners, of-
ficers of class, vice-president, secre-
tary, treasurer, etc.; character in a
play, head monitor of high school,
member of student council, member
of junior-senior banquet committee,
toastmaster at a banquet, salutator-
ian of class, vice-president of student
council, secretary of student council,
officer in school honor club, and offi-
cer in high school band.
In the community these boys also
demonstrated their leadership ability
by holding the following positions
of responsibility: 4-H Club officers,
BTU officers, Sunday school class
teacher, Sunday school class officer,
junior steward in church, president of
Fellowship League, Boy Scout Patrol
Leader, life-saving examiner Commit-
tee of Red Cross, member of Ameri-
can Legion Honor Society, Epworth
League officer, community group
leader, and Sunday school secretary.
In a former issue of the Florida
Future Farmer, Mr. J. K. Chapman,
principal of the Wauchula high
school, had this to say about the lead-
ership training furnished by the
F.F.A. organization:
"I have noticed especially the qual-
ities of leadership which have been
developed in members by participat-
ing in chapter activities. It may have
been just an accident that the presi-
dent of each of our four classes last
year were selected by the students
from the membership of our Future
Farmers of America Chapter, but I
am inclined to believe that it was not
an accident at all but actually a tri-
bute paid by the student body to the
qualities of leadership and abilities
which these four boys had developed
in their chapter meetings, both busi-
ness and social. I have seen timid
boys, boys whose contact had been
limited for years to members of the
family and close friends, boys who
shut up like the proverbial clam when
called upon to recite in class, gradu-
ally open up, develop a social atti-
tude and a poise which has carried
them to places of leadership in chap-
ter and in the school. There probably
never has been a time in the history
of our country when leadership was
needed more among our rural pop-
ulation and I, for one, have found
no place which will serve better to
develop these abilities than in the
Future Farmer organization."


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Congratulations to the Florida F. F. A.
(Continued from Page 3)
I have attended many Father-and-Son banquets sponsored by
the Future Farmer chapters. Food for the bountiful dinner served
was produced by the chapter members on their own farm projects.
I have listened to project reports, I have heard plans for the
future, and I have come away definitely convinced that here is
one group that will never swell the relief rolls.
The Future Farmers of America will not be the future job
hunters. They will make their own jobs. If this country were
blessed with more of the F.F.A., we would need less of the W.P.A.


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Boy Grows Purebred Hogs
James Clifford Watford of Malone
Chapter is interested in producing
purebred hogs.
Last year James purchased two
registered Poland China gilts. They
were fed shorts, corn, tankage and
mineral mixture and allowed to run
on oats for winter pasture. The gilts
were bred when they were 9 months
of age and farrowed 6 pigs each. The
pigs were fed approximately the same
ration as the gilts and at 10 weeks of
age were sold for $8.00 to $10.00
a piece.
In addition to the hog project
James produced 3 acres of corn and
runner peanuts. The peanuts were
uwed for hog feed and the corn har-
vested for grain.
Irom these project James made a
labor income of $113.32.


Successful Poultry Project
For his first vocational agricul-
ture project in Callahan high school,
Troy Sauls selected pullet raising. His
project was started during the first
part of March, 1938, when he built a
brooder house, the construction and
equipment of which cost $75.00.
On the twenty-third of March, the
house was completed and Troy put
eight hundred white leghorn baby
chicks in it.
The chicks were fed starter mash
for the first four weeks, when the
cockerels were separated from pul-
lets. The cockerels were then fed a


fattening mash for six weeks to pre-
pare them for market. They were sold
for 18c and 20c a pound, bringing a
total return of $70.00.
The pullets were fed on starting
mash until they were six weeks old,
and then changed to growing mash.
When they were ten weeks old, they
were transferred to the range house.
They remained on a diet of growing
mash until they played 25%, at which
time they were changed permanently
to laying mash.
The pullets grew rapidly and at
age of twenty weeks, they were
treated for smallpox and worms.
At the close of his project, Troy
had 200 laying pullets. His total
profit, including the sale of cockerels
and the value of the pullets, was
$140.00. His total self hours was 225,
and the total man hours was 305.
The pullet raising project is now
being carried on as an egg project
and Troy plans to purchase 1000
chicks this spring.


Protecting Game
Breeding Grounds
Just before the hunting season
opened, members of the Williston-
Bronson Chapters F.F.A. posted the
boundaries of the new quail breeding
ground in Levy County, prohibiting
hunting or trapping. The breeding
ground was sponsored by these Chap-
ters and closed by executive order of
the Governor with the cooperation
of the State Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission, during the spring.
Oiled cardboard signs were furnished
by the State Game Commission and
were nailed, by the boys, to trees
bordering highway 19, the boundary
on the north side, and to trees bor-
dering country roads serving as
boundaries on the east, south and
west sides, about every 300 to 400
feet, entirely around the reserve, a
distance of about 30 miles, and en-
closing an area of 8,540 acres.
One member of the Williston Chap-
ter, proficient in sign painting,
painted two large, white signs with
five-inch letters in red, with the fol-
lowing wording: "ENTERING GAME
BREEDING GROUND" and in small
letters, "SPONSORED BY WILLIS-
TON -BRONSON F. F. A. CHAP-
TERS." One large sign was erected
at each outside end of the breeding
ground on highway 19, between Wil-
liston and Bronson, so that anyone
speeding along the road from either
direction could not fail to observe
the large signs when approaching the
breeding ground. Between the large
signs, the small posters prohibited
hunters from entering the area. Mem-
bers of the two chapters, working


in four groups, started at designated
points and completely posted the area
in about half a day.
When the Future Farmers started
agitating the need of the breeding
ground to help conserve the rapidly
disappearing native quail, it met with
almost 100% approval of all county
sportsmen, county officials and State
Game Commission officials. In the
spring the State Game Commission
furnished the sponsors with native
quail which were turned loose in pairs
on the breeding ground where feed
and cover were abundant to raise
more quail. It is believed that with
the active cooperation of all these
different individuals the area will
serve as a store house to replenish
overshot areas in the county in fu-
ture years.
South Florida Winner
(Continued from Page 5)
School and Community Leadership
1. Member of Redland high school
basketball team for four years.
2. Assistant manager of Redland
high school baseball team.
3. Treasurer of Epworth League,
M. E. church, 1936.
4. Epworth League News Reporter,
1937.
5. President of Boys Section of
10th grade, Redland high school.
6. President of 11th grade, Red-
land high school.
7. President of 12th grade, Red-
land high school.
8. Member of Constitution Com-
mittee to draw up a Student Govern-
ment Constitution for Redland high
school.
9. Member of Advisory Committee
of Redland high school student gov-
ernment.
Offices and Advanced Degrees Held
in F.F.A.
1. Redland Chapter Green Hand,
1934-35.
2. Received Future Farmer De-
gree, 1935-36.
3. Treasurer Redland Chapter,
F.F.A., 1935-36.
4. Received State Planter Degree,
1936-37.
5. President Redland Chapter
F.F.A., 1936-37.
6. Secretary Florida Assocation,
F.F.A., 1937-38.
7. President Redland Chapter,
F.F.A, 1937-38.
Made the following teams represent-
ing Redland high school and Redland
Chapter, F.F.A.
1. Member Redland Chapter F.F.A.
diamond ball team for 3 years.
2. Won first prize of $15.00 in
Chilean Essay Contest for Dist. VI.,
1935.
3. Member Redland Chapter F.F.A.
livestock judging team.
4. Won first prize of $15.00 in
Chilean Essay Contest for Dist. VI.,
1936.
5. Won fourth prize of $5.00 in
Chilean Crops Contest Vegetable
Section-State Contest.
6. Member of Redland Chapter
F.F.A. Vegetable and Fruit Judging
team at Tampa-State Contest.
7. Member of Redland Chapter
F.F.A. Livestock Judging Team -
State Contest.


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