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APRIL, 1949


Quincy and Ocala
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At that time, some people thought we had
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field for our efforts, for the South of 1886 was
just beginning to recover from the War Be-
tween the States.
But the founders of our Company had the
foresight to see that the South, even then,
possessed three great assets: the never-say-die
spirit of its people, a magnificent climate, and


a wealth of undeveloped natural resources.
Grandpa will tell you that there's "a whale of
a lot" of difference between the South of today
and the South of 1886. One-crop farming has
given way to diversification and mechanized
farming. Peanuts, tobacco, livestock, citrus
fruit, poultry and dairy products have added
billions to the South's agricultural income.
Crossroads towns have become cities.
Muddy roads have been replaced by paved
highways that invite tourists from North, East,
and West. Textile mills, paper mills, steel
mills, quarries, oil wells, and manufacturing


plants of all kinds dot the Southern landscape
today, and help to balance agriculture with
industry. Truly, the South pulled herself up by
her bootstraps, and the best is yet to come!
The majority of our stock is owned in the
South; our officers and directors and division
managers are all southern men.
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"In Dixie Land We Took Our Stand" and
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South, looking forward with faith and confi-
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The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949











By Way of Editorial Comment:


Future Farmer Program-

A Challenge to Farm Boys
by A. L. SHEALY
Head Professor of Animal Industry, University of Florida


THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FARM YOUTH to make outstanding citizens and take prominent
places as leaders in business and governmental affairs is just as great today as it
ever was in years past. The boy on the farm has learned that it is only through hard
work that success is achieved. Few farm boys realize that on the farms on which
they are reared they have freedom of opportunity to develop so many of the traits
that make great men. In the first place, we should place the opportunity of being
honest at all times. When the cows get into the corn field or strawberry patch all
because the boy forgot to shut the gate, he should be honest enough to admit his
mistake. Honesty is the cornerstone of success. When the corn and peanuts get
grassy or the grove needs irrigating the work day on the farm grows pretty long at
times. Here again the farm boy learns to take the problem of life with a stride.
Where do all these situations fit into the program of vocational agricultural
education in developing Future Farmers? The answer is easy. The program of the
Future Farmer is based on numerous projects. The boy may select the project in
which he is interested. He pursues work on that project in the greatest of detail
under the guiding hand of his advisor. His work is well planned and he is taught,
through experience, the importance of organizing his work so that the job can be
done more efficiently. No wonder the projects on which the boys work often pay
bigger dividends than others on the farm!
The Future Farmer program offers more than simply raising pigs successfully or
making a high yield of beans and cabbage. It goes to the very heart of Americanism.
It teaches good citizenship. The boy is reminded of George Washington, the farmer
and great American, and some of the ideals that made him great. Futhermore, the
boy is reminded that the plow means work and it is only by being industrious that
he will succeed. Future Farmers are taught through parliamentary procedure how
to conduct meetings and to preside over groups in an, orderly manner. All of these
experiences give the boy confidence in handling many problems that will confront
him in later life.
Purposely I have left for last consideration the one opportunity that I regard
of first importance in the vocational agricultural education program and that is public
speaking contests that give a boy a chance to develop himself so that he may be a
more useful citizen to his community and state by his ability of expressing himself
freely and forcefully.
Yes, the Future Farmer Program is truly a great challenge to the farm boy, a
challenge to bring out the very best there is within him. May more farm boys accept
this challenge in the future.

int rf Featured on the front cover of the April number of FLORIDA
The C v r FUTURE FARMER are the grand and reserve FFA champions of
the West Florida Fat Cattle Show at Quincy. Pictured are Jerry Owens, owner, who
also won the showmanship award, Donald Burch, state FFA president, and Doyle
Conner, national FFA president.


THE FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER VOL. X, NO. 2
Published four times per year, January, April, July, and October by the Cody Publications, Inc.,
Kissimmee, Florida for the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America


STATE OFFICERS, 1948-49
President.................Donald Burch, Live Oak
Vice President................James Sims, Pahokec
2nd Vice President...........Coy Creel, Allentown
3rd Vice President...Archie McKendree, Dade City
4th Vice President ..............J. D. Moore, Bell
5th Vice President............Joe Cantey, Havana
6th Vice President.... Aubrey Carruthers, Wildwood
State Adviser............H. E. Wood, Tallahassee


NATIONAL F.F.A. OFFICERS, 1948-49
President.............Doyle Conner, Starke, Fla.
1st Vice President.................Paul Lindholm,
Ortonville, Minn.
2nd Vice President......Dale Hess, Fallston, Md.
3rd Vice President..Bill Michael, Jr., Billings, Mont.
4th Vice President. ...Alton Brazell, Lubbock, Tex.
Secretary ............ Max Cobble, Midway, Tenn.
National Advisor. ............Dr. W. T. Spanton,
Washington 5, D. C.
National Executive Secretary ........A. W. Tennv,
Washington 5, D. C.
Southern Regional Advisor......... M. C'ements,
Washington 5, D. C.


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Future Farmers Participate in Fat



Stock Shows Held at Quincy and Ocala


Twenty FFA Steers are

Shown and Sold at Quincy

TWENTY FUTURE FARMERS exhibited and sold fat steers in the
1949 West Florida Livestock Show & Sale held at Quincy in
February. The Future Farmers and 4-H club members had an
average daily gain of 1.8 lbs. for the duration of the feeding
period. The animals were on feed for an average of 157 days
per animal. During this feeding period, the 50 animals had a
total gain of 12,745 lbs.
Following is a list of Future Farmers exhibiting animals


and the buyers:
Animal
Name of- boy & address Weight
Jerry-Owens, Quincy 960
Wayne Hanna, Quincy 776
Edwin Dean, Quincy 674
Billy Joe Turner, Quincy 888
Pat Thomas, Quincy 1000
Winton Clark, Chattahoochee 810
Emmett Clark, Greensboro 572
Hugh Maxwell, Quincy 921
Amos Glisson, Quincy 854
Eben Chaires, Tallahassee 606
Edsel Clark, Chattachoochee 839
Bob Butler, Quincy 650
Bill Jacobs, Tallahassee 762
Raymond Dean, Quincy 713
Donald Porter, Quincy 742
Fletcher Braswell, Tallahassee 664
John W. Edwards, Quincy 752
Elton White, Greensboro 645
Billy Shepard, Chattachoochee 660
Burma Smith, Chattachoochee 601
D. Porter, Quincy (Pen of 3) 1795


Price
per lb. Buyer
$.60 King Edward Cigar, Qunicy
.40 Quincy Tractor Co.
.40 Fletcher Co., Greensboro
.37 A. L. Wilson Co., Quinmy
.49 Joe Walthall, S. Beer, Tallahassee
.41 J. S. Shaw Co., Quincy
.44 Quincy Motor Sales
.37 Thomas Lumber Co., Quincy
.43 Winn-Lovett, Quincy
.43 Winn-Lovett, Tallahassee
.40 White Grocery, Quincy
.44 North Fla. Finance, Quincy
.47 Pendleton Supply Co., Tallahassee
.39 Woodward Tobacco Co., Quincy
.42 Gretna Community Club, Gretna
.47 Sears, Roebuck & Co., Tallahassee
.41 Quincy State Bank, Quincy
.46 Inman & Johnson, Quincy
.44 Southern Chemical, Quincy
.41 Gregory, Love-Curry, Quincy
.23% Ga. Packing Co., Thomasville


Plant City Chapter Wins First

FFA Judging Contest, Tampa

THE. PLANT CITY CHAPTER rated first place in the FFA Livestock
Judging Contest at the Florida State Fair, Tampa, February 5th,
with a high team score of 1350.3. Second place was won by the
Bartow Chapter with a score of 1243.
Chapter teams, i through 45, received cash awards in the
Livestock Judging Contest. The o2 high-scoring teams in the
Hay, Grain and Forage Judging Contests and the 20 high-
scoring teams judging Fruits and Vegetables also received cash
awards.
The Vernon Chapter placed the highest in the Hay, Grain
and Forage Contest with a score of 255; followed by Jennings
with a team score of 251.9.
In the Fruits and Vegetable Contest, Pahokee was rated the
first place with a score of 260. The Tavares Chapter placed
second with a score of 258.
Next fall, the judging teams from the Plant City Chapter
will represent the State of Florida at the Future Farmers
Livestock Judging Contest at Kansas City. The teams from the
Bartow Chapter who placed second in this contest will go to
Waterloo, Iowa, to judge dairy cattle, dairy products, and
poultry. The Waterloo, Iowa, Judging Contest also occurs
this fall.

Other Contest Reports
OTHER NEWS of show and contest awards may be found on the
next page, and on pages 8, 13, 14, and 16.


Chipley Boy Shows

Champion at Ocala Show

BEN ARNOLD GRIFFIN of Chipley exhibited the F.F.A. champion
steer at the Ninth Annual Southeastern Fat Stock Show and
Sale, March 4, 1949. The Alachua FFA Chapter won the re-
serve champion with a Hereford shown by John. Richard,
member of the local chapter.
Following is a list of animals exhibited by FFA members,


and the buyers:
Animal
Name of boy & address Weight
Ben Arnold Griffin, Chipley 805
John Richard, Alachua 1085
Joe Mixson, Williston 1045
Donald Turman, Live Oak 1050
Ralph Cellon, Alachua 750
Maurice Edwards, Jr., Starke 810
Raymond Dean, Quincy 790
Gene Norris, Elkton 915
Thomas Collins, Live Oak 810
H. F. Wiggins, Jr., Live Oak 945
Revis Moore, Live Oak 885
Gene Coburn, Brooksville 730
Maurice Edwards, Jr., Starke 865
Charles Lawson, Starke 835
W. W. Henley, Jr., Cottondale 805
Bobby White, Williston 850
Billy Martin, Bartow 755
Leroy Baldwin, Ocala 930
Gene Sauls, Ocala 715
W. W. Henley, Jr., Cottondale 675
W. W. Henley, Jr., Cottondale 675
James Carter, Ft. White 745
Forrest Perryman, Ocala 650
Jack Godwin, Morriston 675
James Carter, Ft. White 775
Gene Sauls, Ocala 675
Billy Kimberlin, Reddick 590
Arthur King, Ocala 525
C. Lawson, Starke (Pen of 3) 2625


Price
per lb. Buyer
$.50 Steak House, Miami Beach
.60 Steak House, Miami Beach
.51 Morrison Cafeteria, Jacksonville
.45 Steak House, Miami Beach
.55 Alachua Lion's Club
.46 Lovett Grocery, Starke
.41 Quincy Livestock Market
.43 Exchange Bank, St. Augustine
.45 T. C. Holden, Ocala
.45 Lovett Grocery, Live Oak
.42 Swift & Co., St. Petersburg
.50 Camp Rock Co., Ocala
.45 Lovett Grocery, Ft. Lauderdale
.36 Roy Davidson, Silver Springs
.44 Lovett's & Table Supply, Miami
.48 Johnson Bros., Gainesville
.37 Lykes Bros., Tampa
.44 Economy Super Market, Umatilla
.49 Marion Hardware Co., Ocala
.27 Mrs. Joe Wilson Grocery, Ocala
.30 Kaniness Motor Co., Ocala
.321/ Lovett & Piggly-Wiggly, Lake City
.37 Rheinauers Limited, Ocala
.31 Smith Tractor Co., Ocala
.31 Table Supply Co., Lake City
.36 Ocala Truck & Tractor Co.
.35 Smith Tractor Co., Ocala
.30 Marion Heating&RoofingCo., Ocala
.32 Kingan & Co., Bartow


Live Oak Future Farmer


Wins Ocala Showmanship

H. F. WIGGANS, JR., member of the Live Oak Chapter, FFA,
was the first place winner in the Showmanship Contest at the
Southeastern Fat Stock Show & Sale held at Ocala, March 3rd.
He was awarded a silver trophy which was donated by the
Florida State Veterinarian Medical Association.
A member of the Chipley Chapter, FFA, Ben Arnold Griffin
won second place in this contest.
This contest was open to Future Farmers and 4-H Club
members for animals exhibited in the Southeastern Fat Stock
Show.
John Richard of Alachua took fifth place and Gene Norris
of Hastings, seventh place, in the show.
The competition was keen as only the top showman mem-
bers were selected to go into the final contest. This selection
was made by a special committee during the official judging of
the animals. Those permitted to enter the final contest were
announced over a loud speaker and the names were posted on
the bulletin board. This contest showed marked improvement
over the one last year-as evidenced by the boy taking first
place last year ranked seventh place in this year's contest.
These boys and girls did a wonderful job in showing their
animals at the recent show.


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949











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OnLivestock

FUTURE FARMERS surpassed previous rec-
ords in number of entries and quality of
livetock shown at the 1949 Livestock
Show at the Florida State Fair. There
were 66 animals shown in this show and
a major portion of the entries were reg-
istered animals. The quality of this show
was an outstanding improvement over
former shows.
The dairy show was judged by Mr. C.
W. Reeves, University of Florida, and
the beef breeds were judged by Messrs.
C. H. Partin, Walter Williams, and W. F.
Snead.
Gary Brown of Webster exhibited a
Hereford bull--the champion bull of all
beef breeds in the Future Farmer Show.
The champion beef cow was a Brahman,
owned and exhibited by Jack Sloan of
Groveland. A Jersey owned antd ex-
hibited by Tommy Hutto, Bartow, was
the champion bull of the dairy breeds.
Bobby Schuck, Bartow, showed a Jersey
cow which was the best female of the
dairy show.
Below is a list of entries and awards
won in the F.F.F. division. In addition
to the awards listed, a nice sum of money
was won in open class-in competition
with adult entries by Future Farmer
boys.
Winners and awards paid, were as fol-
lows:
Gene Norris, Hastings, $4o.oo; Joe Mc-
Ree, Eustis, $40.oo; Barry Branch, Wi-
Inauma, (2 animals), $5o.oo; Turkey
Creek, FFA, $37.50; Gary Brown, Web-
ster, S4o.oo; Ocala, FFA, $40.oo; Reddick,
FFA, S33.oo; Plant City, FFA, S37.5o:
Anthony, FFA, S4o.oo; Joseph Hendry,
DeLand, (2 animals), $75.oo; Larry Fa-
g, n De!a-d, $37.50; Harold Sw.in, De-
land, $35.oo; Max Carr, Sarasota, S40.oo;
Oliver Allen, Deland, $35.oo; Douglas
Igou, Jr., Eustis, $37.50; Billy Stuart,
Bartow, (3 animals), $117.5; Ben Thom-
as, Sarasota, $37.50; Eugene Bass, Bar-
tow, 535.00; James Hargrove, Lake Pla-
cid, (2 animals), $77.5o; Lawrence Carl-
ton, Plant City, S68.oo; Jack Hale,
Zephyrhills, $37.50; Kenneth Harris,
Belle Glade, $35.oo; Thad Williams, Ft.
Myers, $33.oo; Sonny Griffin, Bartow,
(3 animals), $115.00; Jack Sloan, Grove-
land, (3 animals), $115.00; Elmo Taylor,
Sarasota, S33.oo; Sarasota, FFA, (2 ani-
mals), $75.oo; Earl Blackburn, Sarasota,
S40.oo; Marion. Reddin, Brandon, $40.oo;
Fred Pippin, Plant City, (3 animals),


Gary Brown of Webster exhibited the grand champion beef bull, Larry Domino-a
Hereford, in the Future Farmer show. The grand champion female, a Brahman
heifer, was shown by Jack Sloan of Groveland. Tommy Hutto, Bartow, exhibited the
grand champion Jersey bull named muster Volunteer. The grand champion female
of the dairy breeds, Observer Lady, was shown by Bobby Schuck of Bartow. Honorable
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture, presented the awards to the four winners
in front of the grandstand during the F.F.A. Day program. The competition was
keen in both beef and dairy breeds. These four boys are to be congratulated in
winning first place honors of the class in this show.


Tommy Hutto and Richard Goff, Bartow,
who exhibited FFA champion male and
female dairy animals in ilter-breed con-
petition at the Florida State Fair.

S120.00; Walter Earnest, Plant City,
S33.oo; Plant City, FFA, 537.50; J. F.
St. Martin, Plant City, $4o.oo; Tommy
Hutto, Bartow, $40.oo; Bartow, FFA,
$37.50; Bobby Schuck, Bartow, $40.oo;
Junior Morris, Bartow, $37.50; Leon
Tucker, Bartow, $35.oo; Edwin Atkinson,
Kathleen, $33.oo; Donald Harrison, Ta-
vares, 30.00; Kenneth Bass, Belle Glade,
S30.oo; Richard Sanders, Ft. Myers,
S30.oo; Kathleen, FFA, S3o.oo; Donald
Plunkett, Plant City, $3o.oo; Sam Rauler-
son, Apopka, $30.oo; Gene Harrison, Sara-
sota, $3o.oo; John T. Watkins, Grove-
land, $30.00; Earl Bailey, Kathleen.,
$30.oo; Bartow, FFA, $30.oo; Ray Tucker,
Bartow, $30.oo; Claude Wilson, Bartow,
$3o.oo; Tommy Hutto, Bartow, S3o.oo;
J. F. St. Martin, Plant City, $3o.oo.
Total, S235o.50


Youth Dairy

Program is Set

Up in Polk

By GROVER C. HOWELL
Teacher Voc. Agr. Bartow High School
A COMPREHENSIVE DAIRY program with
the object of increasing production and
improving the type of dairy cattle is
well under way in Polk county. The
rural youth of the county are participat-
ing in this extensive program set up by
the vocational agriculture teachers and
the extension, service with the coopera-
tion of the county commissioners, lead-
ing cattlemen of the section and civic
organizations.
Teaching improved methods in breed-
ing, feeding, preparation of pastures,
handling, grooming and showing of live-
stock will be aided by use of the Regis-
tered Merit Testing Program which in-
cludes records on milk production, but-
terfat, feed consumption and breeding.
A pavilion is under construction at
this time to be used for shows, grading
demonstrations and sale of pure-bred
stock to include dairy and beef cattle,
hogs, poultry, etc.
J. K. and Bill Stuart, prominent cattle-
men of Bartow have become intensely
interested in the Agricultural Youth
Program of Polk county and have pur-
chased two of the finest bull calves in
the United States, one bred by Pebble
Hill Farms in Thomasville, Georgia and
the other by Marlu Farms, Lincroft, N.
(Continued on page 8)


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When Should a

Future Farmer

Go to College?

By E. W. GARRIS
Head of the Department of Agricultural
Education, University of Florida
EACH PERSON FACES the problem of se-
lecting a suitable vocation. The selec-
tion should be based upon many factors,
such as: general ability, vocational in-
terest, amount of capital required,
amount of training needed for entrance,
and many others.
After the person has made a selection
of his vocation he is faced with the prob-
lem of securing the proper preparation.
Certain vocations, medicine for example,
demand a specific level of preparation
before the individual may commence
his work. Other vocations, like farm-
ing, may be entered at several levels of
preparation. A person who is to per-
form manual skills on a farm, under the
direction of a supervisor, may earn a
meager living by leaving school at an
early age. He spends his life doing
what he is told, and may never under-
stand the reasons why he performs the
work in a specific manner. On the other
hand, a man who manages a big farm
business needs to know how to perform
skills, and how to use technical know-
ledge in making important decisions.
Such a person should be as well trained
as that required for a president of a
bank, a minister, or a lawyer.
A number of research studies have
been made to determine the value of
school training. The results of the
studies seem to indicate that boys who
have completed the course in vocational
agriculture in high school get established
in farming at an early age when com-
pared with boys who had no training.
The same studies indicate that boys who
have had such training earn a higher
farm income.
Few people would disagree with the
statement that a boy with high mental
ability who plans to farm will profit by
securing a college degree in agriculture.
He would obtain training in science
subjects as well as in technical agricul-
ture. Such science courses as chemistry,
physics, biology, botany, plant pathology,
plant physiology, bacteriology, geology,
and entomology are basic to a proper
understanding of the principles upon
which the practices of agriculture are
based. The technical courses in agri-
culture will give an opportunity to apply
the principles.
There are many service positions re-
lated to the field of agriculture which
usually require graduation from college.
(Continued on page 12)

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Governor Fuller Warren crowns Miss
Lois Driver queen of the Ag Fair on the
University campus March ig. Miss Driver
was selected from a field of twelve con-
testants. (Story on page 19).


Florida Baby Chick,

Egg Show, Feature

Of U. of F. Ag Fair

THE FLORIDA Baby Chick & Egg Show at
the Agricultural Fair, University of
Florida, on March 18th and 19th, was a
grand success. The Poultry Science Club
sponsored the Chick & Egg Show, and
veterans' classes in the state contributed
to the success of this affair by a large
number of them entering four dozen eggs
from their center in this Show.
Over 2oo dozen eggs were shown by
the veterans' group from centers as far
west as Pensacola; as far north as Hilliard,
and as far south as Homestead. 40 vet-
erans' groups entered 214 dozen eggs in
this Show.
The Hawthorne veterans' group ex-
hibited the four dozen best eggs and
was awarded a rosette ribbon and $o1.oo
in cash. These men have Mr. Lansing
Gordon as their instructor and are to be
congratulated in receiving this award.
Eggs were graded by the Danish system,
and those placing in the Blue received
$1.oo per dozen; Reds, 5oc per dozen,
and Whites received ribbons.
The sponsors of this Show are highly
elated over the results obtained due to
their efforts this year, and are looking
forward towards having a bigger and
better show in 1950.

The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949


Chances are you'd have nothing to do with this animal.
It's picking the pocket of its owner. Badly bred, with no
future, there's little hope of making money on a thing
like this.


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and minerals they need to make money for you. Such soils
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Now in operation is the Farmall cub tractor purchased jointly by FFA chapters in
Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach.


Leesburg Chapter Has Active

Agricultural Advisory Committee


THE FFA MEMBERS of the Leesburg
chapter are convinced that a local agri-
culture advisory committee is valuable
for every department of vocational ag-
riculture in the state.
The Leesburg committee has been
very active in offering assistance in de-
veloping the program for the local
chapter. This committee has assisted in.
providing the chapter with a new tractor
and equipment for operating the school
farm, as well as working with the chap-
ter in the reforestation program. As its
ultimate goal, this program has the
planting of 1,2oo acres of pines as a
school forest during a period of 12 years.
The first planting of ioo acres was made
in 1947-48; 40 acres of this being a
chapter forest. Another ioo acres has
been planted in 1948-49; making 200
acres of the original 1,200 acres already
growing. The Junior Chamber of Com-
merce has gone "all out" for the forestry
program, and by deeding the land to the
school has made it possible for the school
to have this forest. The forestry program
is under the supervision of the local
FFA chapter and its advisor, Mr- 1. R.
Avery.
Mr. Avery states that the advisory
committee met in a conference with Mr.
Roy M. Hayes, Supervising Principal,
and the needs for the agricultural depart-
ment were discussed with this commit-
tee. A good functional program in voca-
tional agriculture was explained to the
advisory committee-indicating the need
for modern equipment to train the youth
of the school. The committee, com-
posed of public-spirited citizens and
friends of the school, got together and
instigated a movement to secure the
tractor and equipment for the depart-
ment.
The program of the Leesburg chapter
is an example of the possibility to de-
velop a fine program of vocational agri-


culture in every community with the
advisory committee of the leading citi-
zens of the community to guide and sug-
gest activities for the chapter. Much
good can come from such a committee
working with the teacher and school
people.

Polk Dairy Program
(Continued from page 5)
J. These calves are for the use of F.F.A.
and 4-H club members in breeding reg-
istered dairy cattle.
The county farm, which is at the pres-
ent time building a fine dairy herd, is
distributing registered bull calves through-
out the county.


The three vocational agriculture teach-
ers, Forrest McCullough, Kelsey Privett.
Grover Howell, and Assistant County
Agent Harper Kendrick have worked
out a plan in which registered calves are
located and bought at reduced prices for
youths in the program.
When the heifers become of breeding
age, they will be bred to one of the bulls
that belong to the Stuarts or the county
farm. As they freshen each boy owner
will be required, through a county herd
testing system, to test and keep records
on milk and butterfat production of his
animal.
That some progress is being made, is
evidenced by the fact that Glenn Car-
penter, Bartow F.F.A. member, took the
grand prize in the dairy division of the
State F.F.A. livestock exhibition at the
state fair held in. Tampa in 1948. In
1949 Tommy Hutto showed the Grand
Champion Bull and the Bartow F.F.A.
Chapter exhibited the Grand Champion
Heifer. The Florida Dairy Industry As-
sociation, which is offering prizes to en-
courage youth in the dairy program of
the state, will present Tommy with a
silver cup at the State F.F.A. Banquet in
June.
Since livestock and dairying can only
progress as feeding and pastures develop,
the boys and girls are encouraged to put
in improved pastures and to grow feed
crops. Pasture and feed records will be
kept along with the milk and butterfat
production records.
To date there are 30 registered dairy
heifers, 4 registered bulls and 15 grade
heifers owned by the F.F.A. members
who are participating.


Salute These Future Farmers
(From PLANT CITY COURIER)
EAST HILLSBOROUGH'S junior agricultural fair, sponsored here each December
by the chamber of commerce, is already beginning to bear fruit in a big way.
Witness for example, the large hunk of money brought home to Plant
City this week by members of Future Farmer chapters who exhibited their
own purebred dairy cattle at the state fair in Tampa--not only in their own
junior classification but in open competition as well.
1The Plant City chapter, which operates at the school farm under the
leadership of Harry S. Carlton, brought home $50550 In all, East Hills-
borough Future Farmers collected $726.50, or more than half the prize money
offered for three breeds of dairy cattle. In fact, the only competition these
boys had was from the dairymen themselves.
Take, specifically, the personal case of Fred Pippin, a Future Farmer
whom The Courier has told about since he was a bashful 4-H Club boy from
the Cork section. Even though he is somewhat of a spotlighted football
player on the Planter squad, Fred is still a sophomore at Plant City high.
Fred's prize money for his personally-owned animals which he exhibited
at Tampa, put $413.70 in his pocket. Here's how: His Brown Swiss bull
brought him $162, since it was judged both the grand champ and the junior
champ dairy bull in all classes.
But Fred doesn't stop with a bull. On the female side of the barn he
has raised four purebred Holstein heifers whose fine quality yielded him
another $269.50 in prize money in various clauses.



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Miss GAYLE SIMlONS


Wimauma FFA

Names Sweetheart

Miss GAYLE SIMMONS of Wimauma was
chosen as the Chapter Sweetheart in. a
contest at the Chapter barbecue given
recently at the Chapter house. She was
presented with a F.F.A. sweetheart jacket
and a box of candy. Other Chapter
favorites were the Misses Dorothy Davis,
Betty Hale, Evelyn Simmons, and Mary
Jon Brannon who were each presented
with a box of candy.
The barbecue was attended by ap-
proximately 175 people. Judges for the
sweetheart contest were chosen from the
crowd. They included the County Sup-
ervisor of Hillsborough County, Mr. D.
A. Storms; Mr. E. B. Cole, Wimauma
High School Band Director; Mr. Grady
Sweat, prominent farmer of Balm; Mr.
J. H, DeHaan, Plant City agriculture
teacher, and Mr. F. C. Whitton, Pasco
County School Official.
Many compliments were received by
the Chapter for the enjoyable supper
and entertaining program.


Tobacco Plants Started
ZEPHYRHILLS FFA boys have planted four
pounds of Gold Dollar tobacco seed for
plants they hope to sell next month. The
seed has germinated well and the plants
are growing nicely. The boys have ob-
tained enough pangola grass cuttings to
plant two acres of their farm in a seed
bed so any boy can get a planting start
for pasture improvement.

The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949


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Ounce of Prevention...


COWBOYS of just a few years ago would
have been puzzled by the illustration at the right.
But livestock producers today see it as a picture of a
routine job... vaccination of a calf to help keep
him healthy.
Livestock producers and meat packers have a
common goal: to supply America with all the whole-
some, nutritious meat this nation of ours needs. And
so at every step of the way-from range, farm and
feed lot to the tables of consumers-precautions are
taken to produce meat of the best possible quality
... meat that will receive the familiar round purple
stamp "U. S. Inspected & Passed." This purple cir-
cle, found on every important cut supplied by fed-
erally inspected packers, is the housewife's guarantee
of good, wholesome meat.
Growing animals are subject to various ailments.
Meat, milk, wool and other valuable by-products
...enough to supply a good-sized nation... are
lost on farms and ranches each year. Add to this the
lost grain and grass fed to animals which never live
to maturity, or fed to unthrifty livestock that gain
slowly. Total dollar losses run into billions.
Much has been done toward reducing these losses.
New drugs and chemicals, such as the sulfas, peni-
cillin and phenothiazine, are conquering livestock
ailments, pests and parasites. But some of these
causes of reduced production and profit are stub-
born. To lick them will take increased knowledge,
cooperation among neighbors and a constant watch
for danger signs. But the increased earnings which
can result from these efforts make them more than
worth while. Production of healthy livestock is the
only way to keep the markets for the meat you pro-
duce supplied and expanding. In solving your prob-
lems your local, state and federal veterinarians are
good men to turn to for help.

-Soda Bill Sez:
It's a good idea to savetoughproblems fora brainy day.
Dirt farmers and desk farmers both get calluses-
but in different places.
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Price Balances

Supply and Demand


In the first six weeks of the year
livestock and meat prices have
dropped with great rapidity. In
my 24 years with Swift & Company I have never
seen so violent a drop. On the other hand, I have
never seen prices start down from so high a level.
It is the law of supply and demand at work.
When the wholesale prices of meat-the
amount meat packers can get for it-go down, it
means lower prices for livestock. It always has
been and always will be that way. When demand
for meat increases, we are able to pay producers
more for their livestock. The prices Swift & Com-
pany, and the other 26,000 meat packers and
commercial slaughterers, pay for livestock are
governed by what they can get for the total
available supply of meat and the by-products.
As in the past, so in the future, livestock prices
will result entirely from the balance between
supply and demand.
Let's Be For Things Seems to me that most
of us spend too much time and blood-pressure
being against things. Let's be for things. Let's
be for freedom of choice and initiative. Let's be
for a system which allows a man to choose freely
his own work, to make his own opportunities, to
plan his own production. Which lets him decide
where and how he lives; how he spends or invests
his earnings. Let's be for our country, where a
man's the boss of his own time, his own thoughts
and his own political and religious beliefs. Let's
take a good look at the rest of the world, then rev-
erently thank God, and be for the United States.
Hope you have a prosperous summer, and we'll
be looking forward to being with you again.
Meanwhile, if you're in Chicago, plan to visit us
at Swift & Company. All of us in the Agricultural
Research Department cordially invite you to
drop in for a chat. We'll be looking for you!
Ft. S;mp son.
Agricultural Research Dept.

Swifi & Company UNION STOCK YARDS
wit & ompanyCHICAGO 9, ILLINOIS

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Quotes of the Month '
The livestock producer, both by nature and by necessity, is a
true conservationist. He would no more deliberately ruin
the property on which he depends for his livelihood, and
which he hopes to pass on to his children, than the manufac-
turer would deliberately tear down the plant in which he
operates. A. A. SMITH, President
American National Livestock Assoc.
Livestock provide one-third of all the food energy in the
American diet, and 80 per cent of all the land used to pro-
duce the nation's food supply is devoted to livestock produc-
tion. That is the story of a big business, vital to all Americans.
CHARLES A. BURMEISTER,
Production & Marketing Administration-USDA
Large size is not bad in itself... on the contrary, it is some-
times needed if full advantage is to be taken of the economics
of large scale production and distribution. The enterprises
engaged in meeting the varied wants of the American people
are enormously diverse There are neighborhoods which
can support big stores and other neighborhoods which can
scarcely support a little one ... The capital required to estab-
lish a fairly big chain of groceries or baseball teams would
not sufice to start a small steel mill ... The nation has need
of small, middle-sized and large business to provide the peo-
ple with the things they want in the way they want them.
Chicago Tribune

atin a Foa 1i4 RtReciOe fAt
DELUXE CORNED BEEF HASH PATTIES
1 can corned beef hash
2 tablespoons shortening
/2 cup thinly sliced onion
2 tablespoons flour
1 No. 2 can peas (2 V cups)
Yield: 4 Servings % teaspoon salt
Melt 1 tablespoon shortening in a frying pan and brown onions lightly.
Sprinkle flour over onions and combine thoroughly. Drain juice from peas
(approximately 1 cup). Add salt and juice from peas to onions and flour.
Cook until sauce has thickened. Add V2 cup peas, stirring gently. Open can
of hash at both ends. Push hash out on a board. Slice in four portions.
Brown in 1 tablespoon shortening in a frying pan. Serve Corned Beef Hash
Patties with vegetable sauce.


HPlanning a Better

Pasture Program

afl By W. B. Nevens
W. B. Nevens Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station

Better pastures mean more meat, more milk and more
money. Pastures on most farms may be improved by the
use of good planning and the materials at hand, without a
large cash outlay.
The pasture season can be extended by rotating pasture
crops. In the Corn Belt, winter rye or winter barley might
be planted after a small grain crop or the harvesting of corn
for silage. This furnishes pasture in late fall and early spring.
In late May, this land may be planted to sweet Sudan grass
for summer pasture. Or, following the winter grain crop,
grass, plus alfalfa, sweet clover, Ladino clover, or other
legumes may be alternated with Sudan pasture. In the
southern part of the Corn Belt and South Central states,
lespedeza has been a marvelous crop for extending and im-
proving late summer and fall pastures.
In the extreme south, Bahia grass and Coastal Bermuda
grass show much promise of improving pasture crops. Kudzu
and lespedeza are helping to increase pasture forage yield in
many Southern states. In the Great Plains and Inter-
Mountain areas, crested wheatgrass and improved native
grasses are being widely used. In Northern states, brome-
grass, tall fescue (Alta or KY-31), orchard grass, and Ladino
clover are definite possibilities.
Adequate fertilization is of utmost importance in increas-
ing the yield of pastures and extending the length of the pas-
ture season. Barnyard manure is one of the best-plus lime
and commercial fertilizer-if soil tests show their need.
Consult your state Agricultural Experiment Station for
most recent recommendations on how to improve your
pastures.


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949


* NUTRITION IS OUR BUSINESS AND YOURS
Right Eating Adds Life to Your Years and Years to Your Life






































ABC's Robert White, Farm Hour announcer, is shown above flanked by Florida Future
Farmers and forestry officials. .From left, Carl McDougald, Forest Service, Herbert
Dorsett, Branford FFA, Guy Gard, Leon FFA advisor, James Matson and Richard
7ett, Tallahassee FFAs, and Hux Coulter, state forester.



Three Florida Future Farmers

On Network Forestry Broadcast


THREE MEMBERS OF FLORIDA chapters of
Future Farmers of America had the spot-
light of national attention fixed on them
February 26 when they participated in
a broadcast originating at WRHP in Tal-
lahassee saluting the Future Farmers of
America.
The program, part of the American.
Farmer hour, was broadcast over the
American Broadcasting Company coast
to coast network with Robert B. White,
ABC Agriculture Supervisor, acting as
master of ceremonies.
The three young Future Farmers were
chosen for their work in forestry. 1 hey
were Herbert Dorsett, 15 year old stud-
ent from Branford, who was chosen for
an outstanding individual forestry pro-
ject; James Matson, 18, and Robert Jett,
15, of Tallahassee, for work on their
chapter's foresry project. Appearing
on the program with them were: Guy
Gard, Leon High School vocational agri-
culture teacher and chapter adviser; C.
H. Coulter, Florida State Forester, and
Carl McDougald, information and edu-
cation forester of the Florida Forest
Service.
Interviewed by ABC's Robert White,
Dorsett told of his experience in gum
farming trees on about 40 acres of his
father's land along the Suwannee River.


Only 13 when he started his work, young
Dorsett made $450 in his first two years
of work. Between his first and second
year of work on his trees, Dorsett attend-
ed the annual forestry training camp
sponsored by the Florida Forest Service.
Matson and Jett explained the work
of their FFA chapter in putting approved
forest methods into practice on their
80 acre chapter forest about seven miles
from Tallahassee. They told of plow-
ing fire lines to protect their forest from
wildfire, planting seedlings where need-
ed, and began gum farming operations.
In their first two years the chapter net-
ted about $600. In. future years, the boys
said, the chapter members will cut their
trees selectively to produce a regular in-
come and increase the value of the re-
maining timber.
ABC's White said forest products in-
dustries produced an income of about
five billion dollars a year and that study
of forestry was becoming an increasingly
important subject among America's
260,ooo Future Farmer members.
Florida's State Forester complimented
the Future Farmers of America in Florida
for their work in forestry. He said 34
chapters had school forests and that this
year they planted more than a million
seedlings in reforestation work.


Florida Chain

Stores Council

Makes Awards

JAMES E. GORMAN, Managing Director of
the Florida Chain Stores Council, Inc.,
with headquarters in Jacksonville, pre-
sented 22 boys and girls $409.55 at the
Southeastern Fat Stock Show and Sale at
Ocala, March 4th, 1949.
This is a new contest held for the pur-
pose of testing the exhibitor's ability in
selecting and feeding animals for profit.
The 22 winners in this "gain and weight"
contest were paid 5c per pound for all
gain made over 1 pound per day by the
animals during the feeding period. The
feeding period ranged from 1oo days to
1 year and some 50 boys and girls enter-
ed this contest.
This contest was the first of its kind
staged at the Southeastern Fat Stock
Show & Sale. A similar contest was spon-
sored by the Florida Chain Stores Coun-
cil at the Quincy Fat Stock Show & Sale.
This contest offers an incentive for
youngsters to choose the best type of
animal for feeding out and rewards their
success by paying cash for additional
weight gained over and above the aver-
age of 1 pound per day.


When to College?
(Continued from page 6)
These positions vary in character but
may be grouped under 'the following
heads:
1. Teaching agriculture in college.
2. Teaching agriculture in high school.
3. Acting as county agricultural agent.
4. Working as a research specialist at
an agricultural experiment station.
5. Working for the U.S. Department
of Agriculture.
6. Working for the State Department
of Agriculture.
7. Working for railroads in agricul-
tural development service.
8. Acting as representatives for com-
mercial companies which sell farm mach-
inery, seeds, feeds, fertilizers, spray and
dust materials, etc.
A boy with average ability or less may
be more contented if he enters farming
when he finishes the high school. For
a boy who has better than the average
ability, who wants to know the "why" of
things, who has the ability to stick to
tasks until he can accomplish them,
should profit by attending college. A
college degree is a financial investment.
A leader needs training of a high order.
Do you want to be a rural leader and
assume the responsibilities of improving
our basic industry?


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949










Florida Leaders Get
DONALD BURCH, State President of the
Florida Association, FFA, conferred the
Honorary Degree of State Farmer on Mr.
A. D. Davis, President of the Winn & Lov-
ett Grocery Co., Jacksonville; Mr. James
E. Gorman, Man.aging Director, Florida
Chain Stores, Inc., and Mr. David Baillie,
Manager, Southeastern Fat Stock Show
and Sale. This degree was presented
at the Annual Southeastern Banquet,
Ocala, March 3rd.
The executive committee voted to
award this degree to these men for their
interest and cooperation in the Future
Farmer program in Florida.


Honorary Degrees
Mr. Davis, President of Winn & Lovett
Grocery Co., bought five of the Future
Farmer steers exhibited in this show.
These were purchased for different stores
located throughout the state.
Mr. James E. Gorman has shown a
keen interest in the Future Farmer pro-
gram by sponsoring various contests or
the Future Farmers. He has been alert
in seeking opportunities to assist mem-
bers of local FFA Chapters with their
supervised farming programs.
Mr. David Baille has rendered much
assistance in the FFA Judging Contests
in connection with show at Ocala.


Supt. Tom D. Bailey (left) receives the
honorary State Farmer Degree from
Donald Burch, president of Florida as-
sociation, FFA.


Sup't Bailey Praises

FFA Activities
SUPERINTENDENT TOM D. BAILEY was a
guest speaker on the Future Farmer
program at the Tampa Fair, February
5th. He spoke highly of the work being
done by the vocational agriculture teach-
ers in the local communities throughout
the state with the Future Farmer pro-
gram.
Mr. Bailey promised the Future Farmers
and agriculture instructors an abiding
interest in their program. He pointed
out that the enrollment in agriculture
classes in Florida public schools increased
from 4,440 in 1937 to 11,ooo in 1918;
that $1,047,858 was the income earned
by students in vocational agriculture for
1947-48. This amount exceeded the en-
tire cost of the program by more than
$300,000.
Even though the weather was disagree-
able, Supt. Bailey consented to appear
on this program and gave the Future
Farmers a word of encouragement for
the splendid work being done.

Leesburg & Bartow Tops
WAYNE SMITH, FFA member from the
Leesburg Chapter, won the high indi-
vidual rating in the Future Farmers Live-
stock Judging Contest at the Ocala Fat
Stock Show & Sale, March 3rd. The
Bartow Chapter won first place with the
high Chapter score.


100 YEARS OF BRAHMIANS

Yes, believe it or not, it's been a century since the first Brahmans were
imported-by a South Carolina planter in 1849.
Of course the original importation didn't leave any impression on
the beef cattle industry. It was noted locally that calves from those
early Brahmans were big, strong and healthier than average; but the
Civil War came along, and the Brahmans were slaughtered, along with
most of the livestock in the Confederate States, either by the Northern
or Southern forces.
Brahmans were established again in the United States late in the
nineteenth century-and this time they stayed and their numbers have
grown. Today Brahmans are recognized throughout the country as a
growing, progressive breed which is doing things for beef production
wherever they're used.
It's fitting that special recognition be given the Centennial of
Brahmans in America, and such recognition is planned by this asso-
ciation. Exact date is not decided nor is the program entirely planned.
However there will be a show and sale of registered Brahmans, plus
several days of talks by outstanding authorities on cattle in general
and Brahmans in particular. This Brahman Centennial will be held
somewhere in South Carolina, Charleston in all probability.
We mention this so you can begin making your plans to attend
this celebration right now. It will be something you cannot afford to
miss. For further information, write






SOUTHEASTERN

Brahman Breeders Assn.

Lamar Beauchamp, Secretary

WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949




























In panel at left L. A. Perkins, 7r.. president of the Barnett National bank of Deland, presents registration papers to Raymond
Hester, president of the Deland chapter, and in the picture at right are (from left) Ed Drumb, president Deland Rotary club,
Larry Fagan, Yr., member of the local FFA chapter, H. L. Fagan, adviser, Raymond Hester, chapter member, Floyd Maxwell,
Deland Rotary club, Oliver Allen, chapter member, and Mort McDonald, Rotary District Governor.


Fifty Purebred Bulls Placed

With FFAs by Sears Foundation


THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, Future Far-
mers of America, is striving to improve
the livestock in the state of Florida. It
recently secured fifty purebred Hereford
bulls through the cooperation of Sears-
Roebuck Foundation for distribution to
the chapters throughout the state of
Florida. The DeLand Chapter, Future
Farmers of America, was fortunate in ob-
taining one of these bulls. This bull is
a purebred registered Hereford, secured
from the Mill Iron Ranch in Denver,
Colorado.
The Deland Rotary Club became in-
terested in the development of a pure-
bred Hereford herd for Volusia County.
As the Deland Chapter F.F.A. had the
nucleus of such a herd, and because they
wanted to cooperate with the young
men taking vocational agriculture in the
Deland community, the Club directors
voted at a regular directors' meeting to
cooperate by buying one purebred
registered Hereford heifer. Mr. Floyd
Maxwell, member of the Deland Rotary
Club and chairman of the Boys' Work
committee, was authorized to cooperate
with the adviser of the Deland Chapter
F.F.A., H. L. Fagan (also a member
of the Deland Rotary Club), in locating
and purchasing this heifer authorized by
the Club. Another member of the De-
land Rotary Club, Mr. -L. A. Perkins,
Jr., President of the Barnett National
Bank, Deland, Florida, became inter-
ested in this project and agreed to also
purchase a purebred heifer for the local
F.F.A. Chapter.
Through money-earning activities, the
members of the Deland Chapter F.F.A.
earned sufficient funds to equal the
amount necessary to purchase two
purebred heifers.


Mr. Maxwell, the President of the De-
land Chapter, Raymond Hester, and the
adviser, H. L. Fagan, made a trip to the
ranches of a number of Hereford breed-
ers and located four heifers at the Rose-
mere Farm in Ocala, Florida. They
bought these heifers for a total of $675.
The Rotary Club donated $2oo, and the
Barnett National Bank donated $2oo.
The local Chapter made up the remain-
ing amount necessary to purchase the
heifers.
The purebred bull is kept on the
twenty-three acre Chapter farm, located
about one mile from the Deland school.


It was agreed at a regular meeting of the
Deland Chapter, that the heifers would
be placed with members to raise until
the second calf was born; at which time
(if the second calf was a heifer) the
member would turn back to the Chapter
the weaned heifer. The Chapter retains
ownership of the mother until this heif-
er calf is returned. The ownership of
the mother is then transferred to the
member raising the animal. The weaned
heifer is then placed with another mem-
ber, thus forming a calf chain; which,
we hope in. time, will establish better
livestock in the Deland community.
Services of the purebred bull are furn-
ished free to members with purebred
heifers. There is a $5 service charge to
grade animals owned by members, and
a $1o charge to grade animals not owned
by members.


Two 'Mayo' Scholarships are

Awarded Two Future Farmers


HONORABLE NATHAN MAYO, Commissioner
of Agriculture, awarded a Future Farmer
scholarship of $1oo.oo to Gene Norris at
the banquet of the Southeastern Fat
Stock Show & Sale, Ocala, March 3rd.
This scholarship was won by Gene
for having an outstanding supervised
farming program and being a consistent
exhibitor in the Southeastern Stock Show.
This was the third year Gene has parti-
cipated in this event. Last year, he won
the Showmanship Contest and placed
seventh from a large group of entries in,
the contest this year.
Gene exhibited an Angus bull at the
FFA Show at Tampa and had an Angus
steer exhibited at the Fat Stock Show at
Ocala this year.
He will graduate from high school in
June and plans to enter the University
of Florida-majoring in vocational agri-
cultule this fall.


Jerry Owens, a member of the Quincy
FFA Chapter, was awarded the $1oo.oo
Mayo scholarship at the Quincy, Florida
Livestock Association Show and Sale, Feb-
ruary 17-19, 1949. Jerry received this
scholarship for being the best all-around
FFA exhibitor in the show. He exhibit-
ed a Hereford steer that rated reserve
champion of the show and champion of
the FFA division. Jerry also took top
honors in the FFA Showmanship Con-
test.
Upon graduation from high school,
Jerry plans to enroll in the College of
Agriculture at the University of Florida
at Gainesville.
In addition to exhibiting the FFA
champion steer at the Quincy show, Jerry
was a member of his Chapter's livestock
judging team, and is caring for the Sears,
Roebuck Hereford bull which was award-
ed his Chapter last November.


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949









Chiefland FFA Maintains Cooperative Hog Project;

Plans are Being Made for Doubling Scope This Year


ONE REGISTERED HAMPSHIRE SOW has been
one of the cooperative F.F.F. chapter
projects at Chiefland since February i,
1948. The sow had her first litter of six
pigs soon after she was purchased by the
chapter. She has nine fine pigs born
November 7, 1948. To date twelve reg-
istered animals have been sold to farmers
in the community and to boys in the
local F.F.A. chapter.
The hogs are rotated on the three
school laboratory plots which have a
combined area of almost six acres. As
much feed as possible is grown on these
plots. Aside from feed grown, swill from
the lunch room is used to support the
project. Some supplement feed is pur-


1949 State FFA

Conventions

Are Listed


Seta and Place


Date


Alabama, State FFA Camp.... June 8-11
Arkansas, Russellville..May 30-31, June 1
Colorado, Estes Park ......... June 6-7-8
Connecticut .................July 25-26
Florida, Gainesville. ......... June 13-18
Hawaii, Hilo................April 11-15
Idaho............. March 31, April 1-2
Illinois, Urbana............. June 21-23
Indiana. ................... April 7-8-9
Iowa, Cedar Rapids......April 21-22-23
Kansas, Kansas State College.... May 2-3
Kentucky, Louisville........ .July 28-30
Louisiana, Lafayette ......... June 6-o1
Maine, Orono.............. June 21-23
Maryland, College Park ..... June 20-24
Massachusetts. .................. March
Michigan, East Lansing .... March 22-23
Minnesota .................. May 8-o1
Mississippi, State College .... June 20-23
Missouri, Columbia .........April 22-25
Montana..................... April 6-9
Nebraska, Omaha..........April 11-13
Nevada, Reno ............. April 14-16
New Jersey ................... ... July
New Mexico ...............June 13-17
New York ................. May 11-14
North Carolina, State Coll..August 15-17
North Dakota, Ag. College....June 22-24
Ohio. ................... June 3-4
Oregon, Tillamook..March 3, April 1-2
Pennsylvania, State College...June 8-o1
South Dakota, Brookings....April 25-26
Texas, Dallas. ............... July 20-22
Utah..............March 31, April 1-2
Virginia, Blacksburg........ June 20-23
Washington, Pullman ...... March 23-26
West Virginia, Weston...... August 5-9
Wisconsin, Greer Lake...... April 28-30
Wyoming, Casper............April 1-2


chased to provide a balanced ration..
When the project was closed December
1, 1948, the total credits amounted to
$420.00 while the total charges had been
$253.60. A net profit of $166.40 was
made during the ten months of opera-
tion.
The price of breeding stock from this
sow has been kept at a reasonable figure
so that the boys and farmers could pur-
chase them. No animal has been sold
for more than $25.00. Some were sold
as low as $15.00 each.


BARRY'S


Definite reasons for maintaining the
project may be summarized as follows:
To improve the breeding stock of the
community, to form a cooperative chapt-
er project for F.F.A. interest, to make
money for the Chapter, and to serve as
a teaching device for classroom work.
At the present plans are being made
for the expansion of the project to two
sows. A choice registered gilt is being
raised from a previous litter of pigs. It
is the goal of the chapter to sell at least
twenty-five registered animals each year.


DRAWER E, NEWBERRY, FLA.


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949


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National FFA

Camp is Set

To Open June 1
THE STATE SUPERVISOR, Mr. H. E. Wood,
received the following information from
Mr. A. W. Tenney, National FFA Ex-
ecutive Secretary, Washington, D. C.,
concerning the National FFA Camp.
Plans have been completed to open
the National Future Farmers of America
Camp on June i. The camp will be kept
open until September to. If chapter
groups wish to stay at the camp before
June 1 or after September io, special
arrangements may be made to accom-
modate them.
The camp is located on US Highway
No. 1, about 9 miles below Alexandria,
Va., by Dogue Run Creek. In coming
from the north go through Washington,
cross- the Potomac and take the George
Washington Memorial Highway to Alex-
andria, Va., until you reach the traffic
light with a marked right turn, "To
Richmond," which takes you over to the
Richmond Highway. Continue on to-
ward Richmond, Va., about 9 miles.
Turn left on paved Highway No. 235 to
Mt. Vernon and look for an entrance
sign to the camp, on the left side of the
road. The camp entrance is about ioo
yards from Highway No. 1. The old
entrance from Highway No. i has been
closed. In coming from the south on
Highway No. i, look f.cr Mt. Vernon
Highway No. 235 after you pass Ft. Bel-
\oir. The FFA camp is located about
i mile from the Fort.
Facilities at the camp include a resi-
dence which is used only by the Camp
Manager, a barracks building with
bunks, and a kitchen and dining room.
Meals will not be served at the camp
but cooking and refrigeration facilities
are provided. Cooking utensils and
tableware will also be furnished. Out-
door recreational facilities include horse
shoes, diamond ball and volley ball.
The George Washington Grist Mill is
located near the camp. Since the Old
Mill is maintained and kept open to the
public by the FFA, members staying at
the camp may go through the Mill with-
out paying the admission fee. The Fu-
ture Farmers Supply Service, which is
being operated at the National Camp,
will not interfere in any way with the
sleeping and cooking facilities at the
camp.
A fee of 5oc per day will be charged
each person staying at the camp. This
will pay for sleeping, cooking, and show-
er accommodations. A deposit of $2.50
will be required at the time of registra-
tion. This deposit will be returned if
facilities are left in a satisfactory con-
dition.


Magazine Rack


L...J \ J Ends-2 pieces 1" x 2" x 6o" long
Top-i piece i" x 12" x 571%" long
Front Bars-7 pieces x x 57 long
Shelves--12 pieces i" x 6" x -7/' long
Quarter Round for Top-i pc. 3/4" x
57 /2" long
Finishing Nails-i lb. 8D
All shelves except top are spaced 6" apart. Paste name on front bars below
magazine. Put partitions on shelves corresponding to width of magazines
to separate them.
Designed by MR. GORDON WALTHER
Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Baker, Florida.


Reservations for the camp are now
being accepted through the office of
the National Executive Secretary. Teach-
ers should state the date of arrival, the
date of departure, and the number of
individuals in the party.
Groups coming to the camp should
bring sheets, blankets and towels with
them for these items are not available
at the camp.
In compliance with the requests of
chapter advisors, plans have been com-
pleted to accommodate four ladies in the
small office building at the camp.

Trainee Makes Progress
TRAINEE RAYBORN FOUNTAIN, of the Glen-
dale Class, started farming as a share-
cropper with his father-in-law. He now


owns a 12o acre farm and has constructed
a new home. In 1948 he sold Sgoo worth
truck and $iooo in hogs. His income
from productive labor last year was
$1,ooo. This year he plans to raise his
salary to $1800 annually.


Reddick First in
Hereford Judging Contest
THE REDDICK CHAPTER, FFA, was the
high rating chapter in the FFA Judging
Contest at the Hereford Breeders Show
held at Ocala, February i7th. Edwin
Priest of the Anthony Chapter was the
high scoring individual in this contest.
Cash awards were made to the four
high rating chapters and to the four high
rating persons in the Hereford contest.


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949












Objectives of Veterans Training Program
The overall objectives in our Institutional On-the-Farm Training pro-
gram for Florida are for each trainee to:
1. Have a good, well-balanced farming program that can grow towards a
good fiarin business.
2. Become progressively well established in farming as a farm owner, or in
some other favorable farming situation.
3. Use good farm management practices.
4. Use best known practices in producing and marketing his livestock and
crops.
5. Plan and get into operation a good program of soil use and improvement.
6. Plan and get into operation a good program for improving the farm home,
buildings, fences, water supply and the like.
7. Produce and properly conserve much of the family food supply.
8. Keep a businesslike system of farm accounting.
9. Become a good neighbor and an asset to the community in which you live.




West Florida Veterans Program

Has 83 Teachers, 1600 Trainees

AT THE PRESENT TIME there are in Western Florida (that part of the state west of the
Apalachicola river) 83 teachers in the Veterans' Training Program, with about 1600
Veterans of World War II in training.
"Our program is practical and set up on a long-time basis," a spokesman states.
"Our progress in the last two years has been far greater than expected."
Though seemingly slow, this progress is well founded and enjoys the backing of
the local people, school officials, state agencies and the Veterans' Administration of


the U.S. government.

Allentown Vet

Gets Degree
INGRAM L. WARD, better known as
"Lightning", is one of the six Florida
farm boys to receive the American Farmer
degree at the recent national FFA con-
vention in Kansas City. Ingram, a
member of the Allentown class, is 21,
single, and a veteran of War II. He is
operating an 8o-acre farm, with crops of
peanuts, corn, and hogs, and a good live-
at-home program.

18 Own Their Farms
OF THE 19 veterans training in the Es-
cambia Farms class, 18 are farm owners,
reports Lance Richbourg, instructor.
"This is largely due to the cooperation
of the Farm Home Administration and
the On-the-Farm Training program, he
says.
These farms will average too acres in
size with about 50 acres in cultivation.
All of the land is under fence with a
good house, barn and outbuildings in
good locations. A fine water supply is
available and REA lines go into all the
homes.
An excellent consolidated school is loca-
ted in the center of the community with


four churches representing most of the
denominations.
The young farmers enrolled in this
class fully appreciate their opportunities
and are making fine progress toward be-
coming permanently established in farm-
ing.

Get Loan of Tractor
OVERCOMxING the handicap of not having
a tractor available, 21 members of the
DeFuniak Springs-Darlington class secur-
ed assistance of the Soil Conservation
service and got a tractor to plant 78
acres of Oats, 35 acres of Blue Lupine,
and three acres of Italian Rye grass.
8o% of the class planted at least one of
the above crops and many planted all
three, according to Instructor U. S.
Harrison. This class also won second
place with their exhibit in the Walton
County Fair, November 11, 1948 in De-
Funiak Springs.

Sweet Lupine Pasture
GoOD RESULTS have been obtained by
Earl Bryant, a veteran student in Ed
Turlington's class at Alachua, from
pasturing his Hereford cattle on Sweet
Lupine.


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The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949


























Two views of Veterans On-the-Farm Training Activities in Jackson County are shown above. This program has grown by leaps
and bounds during the past two years.



On-the-Farm Training Has Come Far Since It Began

In Jackson County; 22 Vet Teachers Used for 436 Trainees


WHEN THE ON-THE-FARM Training Pro-
gram was started in Jackson in 1946, only
a few veterans were enrolled in each
center. The vocational agriculture in-
structors in each area gave four hours of
classroom instruction to the young
farmers and two hours of supervised study
on the farm each week. The new educa-
tion institution grew by "leaps" and
"bounds" for two years and the local
supervisors were busy organizing classes,
securing teachers, and furnishing training
facilities for the veterans. Finally the
program reached an enrollment of 436
trainees, 130 negro, and 306 white
farmers. a2 veteran teachers were em-
ployed to give special instruction to the
young men.
Since the institution seemed to have
reached its peak in enrollment, the voca-
tional agriculture and veteran instructors
began to give more attention to super-
vision and instruction. A meeting of all
the teachers in Jackson County was called
by Mr. J. D. Milton, superintendent of
public instruction. The purpose of the
conference was to coordinate the work in
the county and to make plans for im-
proving the program. Mr. G. C. Norman,
State Supervisor of On-The-Farm Train-
ing, was so pleased with the results of
the conference that he suggested we
continue meeting once a month. This
was readily agreed upon by the teachers
and they set the date for the last of each
month so that the monthly reports might
be checked and signed during the visit to
the county office.
At the first meeting, a list was made
of the ways and means of improving the
effectiveness of the program in Jackson.
County. The list was composed mainly
of the following items: (1) Cooperative
exchange of lesson plans (2) Holding
county-wide demonstrations (3) Coope-
ratively purchasing fruit trees, fertilizer,
seed and other farm supplies for the


veterans in the classes (4) Establishing
a film strip library.
The cooperative exchange 'of lesson
plans has been the most helpful plan
of all. Teaching jobs are selected by
the teachers from our calendar of in-
struction one month in advance so that
they may be prepared and returned to the
county office to be mimeographed and
distributed. Since we have instructors
educated or trained in practically every
phase of agriculture, the lesson plans
prepared for exchange are thorough and
more interesting than those prepared by
individual teachers covering all agricul-
tural subjects. The teacher uses the
lesson plan before submitting them to
the county office. It gives the instructor
a chance to change or add any material
necessary to present the facts in a clear
and interesting manner.
Recently, we held a county-wide trac-
tor demonstration that was quite success-
ful. Seven tractor agencies demonstrated
their equipment and tractors to the 436
trainees in the county. Each company
was located on a different farm and was
allowed to demonstrate any equipment
he desired-provided he had the permis-
sion of the veteran who owned the land.
However, each dealer was given a list
of jobs to do on the farm and, in most
cases, these jobs included the use of
improved practices. Many veterans re-
mained on the farms until dark and since
the regular schedule was completed at
4:00 p. m, it was evident that the
project was a success.
The establishment of a film strip
lbrary has clone more to create interest
of the veterans than any other improve-
ment. However, the project is in its
infancy and cannot be judged too quick-
ly. Veterans teachers in the county who
have had experience in photography
have been taking color pictures of agri-
cultural subjects on the farms of the


trainees. The films are developed and
made into slides that can be used in
our film strip projectors. These slides
may be used to show the correct pro-
cedure or steps necessary in establishing
permanent pastures, terracing land, culti-
vating field crops, ditching, etc. Besides
making the instruction more practical
and effective, it creates interest and
competition among the members of the
class.
Although we have not formed a co-op
in this county, we have arranged for the
wholesale purchase of many farm sup-
plies. 400 tons of fertilizer has been
purchased cooperatively by our veterans.
This purchase alone saved the men
$1,610. However, this figure is small
when you consider the fact that the
members of our organization will use
over 1,730 tons of fertilizer this year.
334 fruit trees were purchased from the
Monticello Nursery at Monticello, Fla.,
and 1oo from Enterprise Nursery, Enter-
prise, Ala. This was an average of only
one tree per trainee, but approximately
50% of the men enrolled are share-
croppers.
The veteran teachers of Jackson Coun-
ty realize that if the men enrolled in
their classes are to eventually become
well established in farming, they must
give effective instruction. The keenest
competition in any American business
today is in farming. The teachers in,
this county are striving to keep pace with
advancement in agriculture.

Auto Tool Kits
A GOOD MANY of the veteran teachers in
the third district have purchased the
tools for their automobile tool-kits.
These teachers say that this kit of tools
is of great help to them and their students
in doing the different needed shop jobs
on the farms.


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949

































The above picture shows a portion of the Veterans' Egg Display at the University of
Florida Ag Fair, March 18 and 19.


Chief Objective of Collegiate

Chapter is to Furnish Experience


By TERRY KIRTON, President
THE CHIEF OBJECTIVE of maintaining the
Collegiate Chapter, FFA, is to provide
opportunities for Agricultural Education
students to secure training experiences
in order that they may become more
competent advisers of local high school
chapters. To that end, the Collegiate
Chapter program is designed to be in-
structive first, and other values, such as
social have a secondary place.
A majority of the local advisers
throughout the state are former members
of the collegiate chapter at the University
of Florida, Gainesville.
The Collegiate Chapter i4 chartered
by the State Association as provided by
the constitution of the National Associa-
tion. Mr. W. T. Loften, formerly a
high school agriculture teacher and dis-
trict supervisor, is now assistant teacher
trainer and adviser to the Collegiate
Chapter.
Activities of the members include prac-
tice teaching in the surrounding high
schools, visiting projects, attending local
FFA chapter activities, assisting in FFA
Day at the Florida State Fair, attending
Fat Stock Shows, and assisting in district
and sub-district contests. The Chapter
has conducted a barbecue this year in
addition to having an exhibit booth in
the Agricultural Fair at the University


of Florida. The operation of a con-
cession booth at the local Fair netted
the Chapter $115.00. The Chapter enter-
ed Miss Lois Driver, a Mt. Dora high
school senior and Tangerine queen, for
queen of the Agricultural Fair; and she
was judged winner. Plans are now under-
way for a Collegiate FFA banquet and
installation of honorary members.
Thus, we see that while the Collegiate
Chapter is an extra-curricular activity, it
provides training for the future teacher
so that he may be competent in those
fields that are not covered by technical
courses at the universities.


High Scoring Individual
In Brahman Judging
ROBERT JOHNSON of the Reddick Chapter
made a score of 277.6 and won $20.00 as
high individual in the Brahman Judging
Contest at Ocala on January 27th, 1949.
The Anthony Chapter had the high scor-
ing team in the contest and received a
chapter plaque. Plaques were given to
the ten highest rating chapters and cash
awards to the ten highest rating indi-
viduals in this contest. There were
twenty-two Future Farmer judging teams
represented at the contest.


CASE


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WE INVITE ALL
Florida Future
Farmers
to the


"Miracle Soil Conservation Day" to be held in
Sanford on April 7th under the direction of the
U. S. Soil Conservation Service.
The Case Brushland Disc Harrow and Case
Tractor can be seen in action on Field Nos. 6 and
1. Come out and see this demonstration, and
Future Farmers see how Case agricultural machinery
can work for you in your agricultural vocation.
Medlock tractor representatives will be present
to answer any of your questions.


MEDLOCK
TRACTOR COMPANY
1130 West Central Ave. Phone 2-3460
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Representative, Phoenix Oil Com-
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Georgia.


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The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949


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Wlhat Russell Pierson is doing for his Volusia rou0nty ronmmunity, many other vet-
eran trainees are doing in their localities. Above are two views of his fern and green
plant establishment at Pierson.


Many Veterans, Like Russ Pierson,

Are Leaders in Their Community


MANY o 01 THE Volusia County veterans
have been, or are becoming, rehabilitated
to their chosen life of farming. One of
these men, Russell Pierson who is the
grandson of the founder of the asparagus
plumosus industry in the county, is now
establishing himself in the fern. and
green plant business.
In the two years since "Russ" has been
on the Institutional On-the-Farm Pro-
gram lor the G.I.'s in the coun'v, h has
brought 2 acres of slat house fern into
high production and has rebuilt the sl:'t
house to its present fine condition.
Russ is now planning to enlarge his
operations and his field of service to his
florist customers by adding green, plant
sales to the sale of his fern sprays. This
last year, he rebuilt from the ground up
a 20' by 1oo' glass greenhouse. He is now
in the process of establishing his stock
plants of philodendron, cordatum, pathos,
ivey and nephthytis. He will market
these plants in small pots for use in
homes, as these green plants are in so


much demand by housewives today.
Shortly before the war, Russ received
some very fine rooted cuttings of choice
camellias from Connecticut. Since his
return from service and while studying
in "On-the-Farm" program, Russ has
made a ni(e business of these plants
through loc.l sales. He offers, at his
greenhouse in Pierson, many fine camel-
lia plants of the following varieties:
Prince Eugene Napolian, Monarch,
Chandler Elegant, Debutante, Herme,
Otome, Harlequin and Kellingtonia.
Following the stress laid in classes for
an enlarged live-at-home program for
all the men, Russ has secured a milk cow
and raised a calf of veal, 35 chickens, 20
cucks; and, last year, raised and butcher-
ed 6 meat hogs. Last year, he put in a
late crop of corn and had the best yields
seen in this area by the instructors of
the program. The yield was about 60
bushels on the one acre planted. This
grain was used as feed for the animals on
his live-at-home program. Russ is also


beginning an improved pasture for his
cow, and now has an acre of pangolia
grass for permanent pasture and seed bed.
Russ is one of our most modern far-
mers and is constantly trying new methods
in solving many of the problems that
beset the growers of this area.
The practical applicAtion, of good
citizenship is being displayed by Russ,
and he is now Mayor of Pierson, as well
as one of its civic leaders.
Russ believes, as do many of the
leaders and Veterans of Volusia County,
that the Institutional On-the-Farm Train-
ing Program is doing much to make bet-
ter and mere established farmers of the
ex-G.I's that are taking advantage of
this branch of the GI Bill of Rights.




Veterans Flashes



Daytona Beach

THE DAYTONA BEACH Veterans Organiza-
tion Club purchased approximately 1,500oo
lbs. of Irish potato seed for spring plant-
ing. In addition, the Trainees vaccina-
ted approximately 3,000 head of poultry
for fowl pox during the past month.

Pierson

ONE EXAMPLE of the diversification some
of the farm growers are going into since
enrollment in the Institutional On-the-
Farm Training program in this area, is
the raising of purebred Angus cattle and
high grade crossbred Duroc-White Here-
ford hogs. They are trying to raise most
of the feed and pasture for their stock.

Deland

ONE MEETING a month is devoted to a
Volusia County veterans organization in
which the veterans, themselves, conduct
their meeting for the common good of
the whole vocational agriculture program
of the county. They plan their own
programs and receive valuable benefits
by becoming acquainted with other vet-
erans in the county. They are taught
proper Parliamentary Procedures.
The veterans, with the help of the
instructors, are putting out a "for sale
and want" bulletin, and other informa-
tion that would possibly be of interest
to other veterans in the program.

Jacksonville

DUVAL COUNTY Veterans Farmer Coopera-
tive has purchased about ioo lbs. of seed,
including W-2 corn, hairy indigo, etc.
Several purebred Poland China boars and
sows have also been purchased.


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949











Wilton P. Moody

Becomes Owner

As Vet Trainee

WILTON P. MOODY entered the Army on
August 16, 1940, and served five years
in Communications before being dis-
charged on October 2, 1945, with shrap-
nel wounds in his arm. He naturally
turned to farming upon his return to
civilian life for he had pursued this vo-
cation before entering the Army. Trainee
Moody lacked capital to purchase a farm
and, therefore, had to be satisfied, for a
time, with sharecropping.
On October 20, 1947, Wilton entered
the Veterans class. His cash enterprises,
during the year that he sharecropped, in-
cluded cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes
and cabbage. This year, his cash enter-
prises consist of 2 acres of tomatoes, 1
acre of peppers, I acre of cucumbers and
1% acres of cabbage. Trainee Moody's
live-at-home program consists of a garden
composed of onions, carrots, lettuce, mus-
tard, butterbeans, peas, Irish potatoes
sweet potatoes and turnips. The home
orchard includes peaches, apples, pears,
plums, oranges, grapefruit, grapes and
Chinese chestnut.
He has in his farm, 3o acres, about o1


WILTON P. MOODY


acres of which were in cultivation when
he purchased it. The entire farm had
been stumped, but had not been de-
veloped. With the aid of a loan from
the Farmers Home Administration,
Trainee Moody built a five-room house,
cleared 1i' acres of ground and pur-
chased a horse, cucumber troughs, and


field boxes. He plans to purchase a milk
cow as soon as possible. At the present
time, he gets all of his fresh eggs from
his nine hens. He plans to raise more
chickens during the coming year.
The trainees' future plans include the
completion of a barn that he has started,
the addition of more cleared land to the
farming operation, and improvement and
development of pasture. All of this will
come gradually, but by using Improved
Practices, Trainee Moody hopes to have
a well developed farm and farming
program, within a reasonable time.

Deland Trainee Reports
THE VOLUSIA COUNTY veteran, agriculture
trainees have been making extensive use
of the wood-working shop located at the
FFA shop on North Spring Garden Ave.
Trainees are specializing in. making small
articles of furniture for their homes.
Trainees in poultry management have
been busy making the newest type of
self-feeder coops for their spring crop
of fryers.
IN VOLUSIA COUNTY, the veterans get a
substantial reduction by buying fertilizer
cooperatively. 36 tons a week, on the
average, is handled in this cooperative
undertaking. They have bought about
2,250 tons of fertilizer up to the present
time.


THANKS AGAIN


To Our Buyers and Exhibitors

For Another Successful Show and Sale

The Ninth Annual Southeastern Fat Stock Show and Sale proved beyond a doubt that the exhibitors-breeders and
feeders alike-are still making long strides in the development of our great livestock industry.
These exhibitors found too that a great array of business and industrial buyers are 100 percent behind their efforts.
This cooperation from exhibitors and buyers alike makes it possible for us to make the following statement:
"The greatest livestock shows and sales in the deep Southeast are held in the Southeastern pavilion at Ocala."


Southeastern Fat Stock Show & Sale, Inc.


Ocala, Florida


Box 404 Dave Baillie, Gen. Manager


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949 2


OUR NEXT EVENT:
Third Annual Ocala Spring Horse Show
APRIL 2 & 3
Classes for all horses-write for premium list.











Walnut Hill Trainee Making

Good Progress in General Farm


By R. R. DENSON, JR.,
Area Super'isor, West Florida Area
ENROLLED IN THE Walnut Hill class in
March, 1947, Robert L. "Jack" Stewart,
has purchased a lo2-acre farm. Jack is
planting general field and cover crops,
and produces hogs, poultry and cattle.
He is making good progress in his year-
round green grazing program for hogs,
and temporary and permanent pasture
for cattle.
He started with an old tractor and
equipment, which he has replaced with
a new tractor complete with new equip-


ALFRED A. SPEARS, for two years has been
taking instruction in the On-Farm train.-
ing program and supports his widowed
mother. Alfred operates a 6o-acre farm.
In 1946 he purchased a purebred Brah-
man bull, in 1947 a new tractor and in
1948 a pair of purebred Duroc hogs.
Alfred has a wonderful Live-at-Home
program and a well rounded farming
program. His crops are Peanuts, Corn,
Oats, Millet, Sweet and Blue Lupine,
Hairy Indigo, Potatoes and Sugar Cane.
He is in the Allentown-Munson Class.


ment, a combine and a new 1%1 ton
truck, according to Jean T. Wilson, in-
structor.
He has installed electric lights and
running water in. his home, and has a
washing machine and refrigerator for
his home.
Jack plans to -increase his dairy herd
and add milk production to his list of
cash enterprises.
Jack is active in P.T.A. and church,
is vice-president of the county Farm
Bureau, and is active in the Soil Conser-
vation Service and in the Ruritan Club.


As the result of a boyhood hobby, he
maintains a laying flock, furnishing the
home with eggs and sells the surplus. He
furnishes the Munson school lunch pro-
gram with chickens.
Alf still has time to devote to his com-
munity betterment. He and his teach-
er, A. B. Odom, are on the Building
Committee of the new Baptist Church.
The old home and farm shine with a
new polish as a result of the enthusiasm,
hard work and study of this young far-
mer.


Altha Trainee Shows Progress


EMMETT S. BARBER of Altha in Calhoun
county has come all the way since he
was discharged with a dream in his
heart of a modern home on a good farm.
He purchased an 8o-acre farm and in
January, 1947 entered training in our
program. There were 22 acres in culti-
vation at that time. Since then he has
cleared, fenced and started cultivating
25 acres more. He now has on hand
enough wire to fence an additional 20
acres.
Emmett led his class this year in farm
improvements. He studied, planned and
constructed a three-bedroom home which
is a credit to any community. He has
space for an in-door flush toilet which
will be added later. He plans to build
a new barn in 1949.
Emmett's farming program is mostly
livestock and feed. From his small start
with one brood sow he has expanded to
three sows, two gilts and a purebred
Poland China male. His 12 acres of Lu-
pine in 1947 helped him produce a corn.
crop with two good ears to the stalk.
This trainee and his instructor are
now working on a plan to determine


Trainee Emmett S. Barber's new home
at Altha is shown with Barber's mother
seated on the porch.

whether Dairying will be added to his
productive enterprises.
This trainee believes that hard work,
good management, a good live-at-home
program and the help of his instructor
made this progress possible.


.r7 'r. :P;ATM'd i!B--^lr
The above picture shows lime being ap-
plied for permanent pasture develop-
ment by Paul Ragans, vocational agri-
culture trainee in Madison county.


Veterans On-Farm

Program Started

In Madison, 1947

THE VETERANS "On-the-Farm" training
program in Madison County was or-
ganized February io, 1947. Since that
time, the program has grown from two
white classes to' seven white, and two
negro classes.
Special emphasis of the program is
place on a well balanced live-at-home
program, establishment of permanent
pastures, improved varieties of hybred
seed, livestock improvement, use of win-
ter and summer legumes, control of in-
sects and disease of crops, especially to-
bacco, and reforestation. Progress is
being made by class members along these
lines.
Since general farming is almost unani-
mous with trainees in the county, teach-
ers meet regularly and plan their work
in an effort to avoid any overlapping or
repetition in case of transfer from one
school to another.


Vets Producing 1200

Gallons of Milk a Year
Two DAIRY TRAINEES milking 30 cows
are producing 12,000 gallons of milk
annually, which has spread now to three
other trainees who are planning pasture
and dairy programs under the direction
of William H. Smith, Graceville instruc-
tor.
Under the instruction of John M. Mc-
Craney, Trainee Warren C. Golden is
progressing toward fulltime hog produc-
tion. Last year he sold S2214. worth of
hogs and this year he is making plans
to expand his operation to a considerable
degree.


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949


Allentown-Munson Trainee

Shoulders Big Responsibility


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Henry 0.

Partin & Sons

Win at

Ocala

and Tampa
First Place Senior Get of Sire, Ocala 1949


Premier Breeders ...
Sons and daughters of our own best sires-Emperor, Imparistre (the sire
Ocala Brahman Show in January that we won the Jackson Grain Co. award
for premier breeder of the show.
Some of the prize winners shown by Partins at Ocala are pictured at left.
The grand champion cow (also senior champion and best Southeastern-bred
female), the senior reserve champion bull (also second best Southeastern-bred
bull), five first prizes, eight seconds, five thirds, one fourth, four fifths and
four sixths were won by cattle bred on Heart Bar Ranch In addition, the
reserve champion bull (also junior champion and best Southeastern-bred bull)
SR w f p S was sired by Imparistre and shown by Mrs. Pat Johnston and Son of Kissimmee.
tmparistre Return was first place Senior Bull
at the Ocala Brahman Show.
Two Sale Toppers ...
We want to express our appreciation to the four buyers who paid an
average $1725 per head (compared to a sale average of $880) for the four
animals we consigned. Norris Cattle Co. of Ocala bought Miss Emperor
Hanso 3d, a two-year-old, for $2700, highest price of the sale. Kenmore
Ranch, Inc. of Vero Beach bought Emperor P. 757, a two-year-old bull, for
$1650, highest price paid for a bull. A. Duda and Sons of Cocoa bought
Emperor P. 818, a yearling bull, for $1450. Billy Stuart of Bartow bought
SB Miss Emperor 8th 156, a yearling heifer, for $1100. Thanks to all of you.
We believe these are four of the highest quality Brahmans ever sold at
public auction.

Lady C. Emperor was grand champion femal Both Cham ps at Tam pa .. .
at the Ocala Show and at the Florida State Fair.
Both grand champions at the Florida State Fair Brahman show were bred
on Heart Bar Ranch. Our own Lady C. Emperor was grand champion female
for the second year in succession, and Oakley Murphy of Avon Park showed
Emperor's MM 788 to grand champion bull.



Heart Bar Ranch
HENRY 0. PARTIN & SONS
Phone 5603
Henry's Emperor 8th, shown by Hank Partin,
was champion bull in the junior show at Ocala. KISSIMMEE FLORIDA


The Florida Future Farmer for April, 1949


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DISPERSIIG


Cnlir Ji6erd'


OF REGISTERED HEREFORDS


AT THE RANCH NEAR OCALA ANYTIME

$90 JAHCLsOg I-WLE
Why We're Selling: GoIe IUAseLL.
These cattle were bought from some of the best o TdLLfHfASSEE 9 O~0
herds in the country almost two years ago. Our
other business interests have made it necessary for
us to convert our operation from registered Here- OUf
fords to commercial cattle raising. Here's your 'I
chance to buy some really outstanding cattle.
What We're Selling EHREFOR~
You have a variety to choose from at the Riggs I"-)
Hereford Ranch. We're selling 83 cows, each with
calf at side (or you can buy the calf separately if
you wish), 14 open heifers of breeding age and 11 / 20
yearling bulls of breeding age. Most of the 83 cows
are rebred to one of our three TO bulls. The calves 2 I jLSC16 %
they'll have at side will be by one of these same bulls A0 B6WNELL %
-and don't forget that TO breeding has produced T P IAELL
top carlots at the Chicago International for six of |
the past seven years. These cattle have been on
Marion County pasture for nearly two years-they're
fully acclimated.


Over 100 Top Herefords-the
Cows bred to Bulls of TO
breeding- All in fine shape


Riggs
I. W. Riggs, Jr., Owner


These cattle are selling
at our ranch which is
seven miles west of Ocala
on U. S. 27, Florida 500.
You won't have any
trouble finding our place
-you'll see the good grass
and good white-face
cattle on both sides of
the highway.


Hereford Ranch


RFD 3, Box 81


Write us for complete information about the breeding of these Herefords


OCALA, FLORIDA


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