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WINTER,


29th National Conventiol

FFA Day Program At
Florida State Fair

Cattle Show at Tampa


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Some of the pure bred registered Landrace hogs received by the Florida Association,
FFA, from the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. All records indicate that most of these
hogs were blue ribbon winners in different shows this fall.


Sears, Roebuck and Company

Sponsor District FFA Swine Show


DISTRICT F.F.A. Swine Shows, sponsored
by Sears Roebuck and Company, were
held in connection with the Pensacola
Interstate Fair on October 16, and the
North Florida Fair in Tallahassee on
October 23.
Three chapters-Escambia Farms, Mun-
son, and Milton participated in the Pen-
sacola Show. The champion gilt was a
Duroc exhibited by the Escambia Farms
Chapter; and the reserve champion, a
Landrace, was shown by Milton.
In the Tallahassee show, 8 chapters
participated-Jasper, Chipley, Monticel-
lo, Bonifay, Graceville, Quincy, Green-
wood and Campbellton-exhibited a total
of 15 gilts and 8 boars. Three breeds
were represented in the show-Duroc,
Landrace, and Yorkshire. No champions
were selected, but blue ribbon animals
were exhibited by Bobby Bennett, Jasper;
Bonifay FFA Chapter; Cecil Tindell,
Graceville; Billy Jo Miles, Graceville;
Albert Cox, Quincy; Stanley Pittman,
Greenwood; Charles Croft, Greenwood;
Lamar Yarbrough, Greenwood; and
Ronnie Meyers, Campbellton.
A cash award of $1o was given to the
exhibitor of each animal, regardless of
placing, by Mr. H. F. Mueller, manager
of the Sears Pensacola store; and Mr. D.
L. Davis, manager of the Tallahassee
store.
A showmanship contest was held at


each show. At Pensacola, Gene McCoy
of Munson won first place in showing
gilts; and Adrian McCall first in show-
ing boars. In the Tallahassee show,
Wendell Taylor of Campbellton was the
best showman in the gilt class, while
Archie Walters of Jasper took first hon-
ors in showing boars. All boys entering
the showmanship contest were awarded
walking canes.
This is the first year that these special
shows have been held. Plans are being
made to increase the number of chapters
participating in them next year. Chap-
ters participating in the program may
receive five gilt pigs and a boar from
(Continued on page 13)


FFA Welding

Awards are Told

(The 7ames J. Lincoln Arc Welding
Foundation presents $7,ooo each year
in awards and all Future Farmers
who live on a farm or ranch are
eligible. See your Local Adviser for
more information concerning these
awards, which are listed in the Flori-
da Association, FFA, Contests and
Awards Bulletin.

TWIN BROTHERS, Richard and Robert
Ambrosek, who with their father and
mother operate a farm near Haigler, Ne-
braska, shared top honors and the First
Award of $600 in the annual, national
arc welding competition sponsored for
farm high school students by The James
F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation of
Cleveland, Ohio. A duplicate award of
$6oo, honoring the boys achievement was
also made by the Foundation to their
school, the Chase County High School
in Imperial, Nebraska.
The Ambrosek brothers, in receiving
the top award, were recognized by the
Foundation as being among the best
young farm mechanics in the country.
The Foundation judged entries from 35
different states. A total of loo awards
was made to boys in 78 different schools.
Ten schools also received cash awards to
be used to improve their shop courses.
The Ambrosek boys received their
recognition for a description of a live-
stock handling chute and how they made
it with their farm arc welder. The chute
is used for branding and handling their
loo head of stock cattle.
The Second Award of $400 was re-
ceived by Jerry Gardner of Miltonvale,
Kansas. As a student at Clay County
Community High School, he made a
power hack saw and a cattle squeeze,
which he described in his winning entry.
His school also received $400. Gary
(Continued on page 13)


The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1957


NATIONAL F.F.A. WEEK FEBRUARY 16-23, 1957
The 144 F.F.A. Chapters in Florida will observe National
F.F.A. Week February 16-23 in many ways. A list of very good
suggestions appeared on page 10 in the 1956 Winter issue of the
FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER MAGAZINE.
This year Governor Leroy Collins will issue a proclamation
for Future Farmer Week and present it to the State President,
P. K. Beck, Chiefland FFA Chapter, and National Vice President
representing the Southern Region, James Quincey, Trenton
Chapter.
Now is the time for you and your Chapter to plan what
will be done in your community.








By Way of Editorial Comment:

"FFA and Public Relations"
BY W. C. GREENWAY
Assistant Southern Director, The Sears-Roebuck Foundation,
Atlanta, Georgia


THE FUTURE Farmers of America not only stand for the things that are good and
worthwhile but they are striving to improve on the things that make our American
way of life better.
It would be practically impossible to
enumerate the many accomplishments
that are conceived and cultivated in this
great youth organization. Should I be
assigned the job of naming three divis-
ions that would include all the activities
of the F. F. A. it would be thus: leader-
ship, supervised farming program, and
public relations.
The F. F. A. has trained and developed
as many outstanding leaders in the short
time it has been organized as any youth
organization in the country today. All
you have to do is run down the roster
of the F. F. A. and check names. The
F. F. A. members of yesterday are today's
outstanding farmers, vo-ag teachers,
county agents, doctors, lawyers, bankers,
legislators, ministers, and on and on-
you will find F. F. A. boys in all fields. W. C. GREENWAY
This alone is proof of the F. F. A. as
a leadership builder. term "public relations" was not used
Supervised farming is another impor- until the last few years. In this keenly
tant division of F. F. A. in that this is competitive world, public relations is be-
where the F. F. A. puts into practice the coming more and more important to
many things that are studied in the class- business, to organizations, and, yes, to
room, shop, and field. This is the part the F. F. A.
of the program that makes it 'vocational- F. F. A. is doing a superb job in build-
education'-learning by doing. ing leaders and putting into practice the
Public Relations is probably one of the lesson learned in the classroom, but it is
most important phases of the F. F. A. just good Public Relations to follow
program, yet would be of no value were through and receive credit for it. If
it not for the leadership, and supervised others do not know about your acconm-


practice phases.
Public Relations is not new. It is
something that has been practiced as
long as we have existed, although the


plishments, then the job is not complete.
One of the best methods of getting
across to a lot of key people what you
(Continued on page lo)


S$* o0 for first pint (October 26th) of strawberries of the
The Cover season produced by Donald Duck Williamson, Turkey
Creek FFA Chapter, son of L. G. Williamson. Wishnatzki and Nathel of Plant City
purchased the berries and Donald gave the money to his Church. (Photo by Bill
Friend, Plant City.)

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XVI, NOS
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879. at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida.
STATE OFFICERS, 1955-56 NATIONAL OFFICERS F.F.A. 1956-57
President....... William "Tucker" Aplin, Paxton President. .John M. Haid, Jr., Siloam Springs, Ark.
1st Vice-President Jerry Eugene Smith, Poplar Spgs. 1st Vice Pres........... Jerry Ringo, Rothwell, Ky.
2nd Vice-President........Richard Kelly, Inverness 2nd Vice Pres..Victor Cappucci, Jr., Mehoopany, Pa.
3rd Vice-President .......Terry Martin, Newberry 3rd Vice Pres...Rogerric Knutson, Miles City, Mont.
4th Vice-President ....Bobby E. Tyre, Blountstown 4th Vice-Pres.........James Quincey, Trenton, Fla.
5th Vice-President........Danny Cowart, Bushnell Student Sec'y .... ...Jerry Litton, Chillicothe, Mo.
6th Vice-President. .Kenneth Cooley, Miami-Jackson Exec. Sec'y........ Dr. A. W. Tenney, Wash., D. C.
Executive Secretary........ A. R. Cox, Tallahassee Exec. Treasurer ... .D. J. Howard, Winchester, Va.
State Adviser............ H. E. Wood, Tallahassee Nat. Ad"iser... .Dr. W. T; Spanton, Wash., D. C.


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Some of the i65 members and friends in the Florida delegation who attended the 29th Annual National FFA Convention in
Kansas City, Missouri, October 15-18, 1956.


29th Annual National FFA Convention Was Well

Attended by Florida Members and Advisers


THE 165 people in the Florida delega-
tion to the 29th National FFA Conven-
tion, held at Kansas City, Missouri, Octo-
ber 15-18, 1956, consisted of members,
Chapter Advisers, Principals, a County
Superintendent, and several parents and
friends representing 56 Chapters in
Florida.
The official delegates representing
Florida were past State President William
Aplin of the Paxton Chapter, and State
President P. K. Beck of the Chiefland
Chapter.
Artilee Lowe of the Ocala Chapter and
Richard Gandy of the Havana Chapter
were in the National Chorus. Robert
Wiley of the Auburndale Chapter was in
the National Band.
Lloyd Dubroff of the Altha Chapter,
speaking on "What Soil Conservation
Districts Are Doing to Conserve Our
Natural Resources", won second place
in the National Public Speaking Contest
Monday night, October 15.
The Quincy, Suwannee and Williams
(Live Oak) Chapters received Gold Em-
blem ratings in the National Chapter
Contest; Quincy for the sixth straight
year, Suwannee for the third year in a
row, and Williams for the second suc-
cessive year. This year, only 58 Chap-
ters out of over 9,000 in the National
Organization received a rating high
enough to be presented the Gold Em-
blem Award.
Eldred Hollingsworth of the Walnut
Hill Chapter, State winner in the Sea-
board Air Line Railroad Forestry Con-
test, appeared on two Lion's Club Pro-
grams, arranged by Mr. R. N. Hoskins,


General Forestry Agent, Seaboard Air
Line Railroad, Norfolk, Virginia.
Ed Norfleet, Jr., of the Newberry
Chapter, 1954 Star State Farmer, carried
the Florida State Flag, and James Quin-
cey of the Trenton Chapter carried the
United States Flag in the Massing of the
State Flags Ceremony during presenta-
tion of the Star Farmer Awards. The
Star American Farmer for 1956 was
Wesley Patrick of the Quitman Chapter
in Southern Georgia.
Bobby Ray Durden of the Havana
Chapter, and Ed Norfleet, Jr., of the
Newberry Chapter, winners of the Chil-
ean Nitrate Leadership Award, attended
the Convention with their expenses paid


by the Chilean Nitrate Educational
Bureau.
The Suwannee Chapter, winner of the
Chapter Forestry Contest, sponsored by
the St. Regis Paper Company, was
awarded expenses which were used for
several members and Mr. B. R. Mills,
Chapter Adviser, to attend.
Robert Maxwell of the Quincy Chap-
ter, winner of the State Feeder Steer
Award, and his Adviser, Mr. James Mc-
Call, attended the Convention, with their
expenses being paid by the Florida Cattle-
men's Association.
Mr. Ted Pendarvis from the State
Marketing Bureau of Jacksonville at-
tended, carrying with him some award


American Farmer Candidates at the 29th Annual National FFA Convention October
15-18, 1956.


The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1957








winners and Chapter members.
Receiving the American Farmer De-
gree were: Edwin Faglie of the Monti-
cello Chapter, Jack Faircloth of the Boni-
fay Chapter, Donald Cason of the Chief-
land Chapter, James Quincey of the
Trenton Chapter, Kenneth Mills of the
Suwannee Chapter, Jerry Holland of the
Wimauma Chapter, Rudy Geraci of the
Wildwood Chapter, and Bobby Griffin
of the Bartow Chapter.
Jerry Holland, Lloyd Dubroff, and D.
A. Storms, Hillsborough County co-
ordinator of Vocational Agriculture, pre-
sented a special program to the West Side
Kiwanis Club.
Mrs. Dubroff, Lloyd's mother; Mrs.
Geraci, Rudy's mother; and Mr. Griffin,
Bobby's father, were some of the parents
present to see their sons participate in
the National Convention. Principals at-
tending were O. H. Rutledge, Supervis-
ing Principal, Live Oak; Oliver Daugher-
ty, Ocala; Paul F. Furr, Bartow; and
Frank Commander of Trenton.
Receiving the Honorary American
Farmer Degree were H. E. Wood, State
Adviser, FFA, and M. C. Roche, Voca-
tional Agricultural Teacher and Chapter
Adviser, Ocala.
Other highlights of the Convention
were: Some of the Florida delegation
attended the Official Delegates Dinner
on Monday, Ford Motor Company's din-
ner for Chapter Advisers attending the
Convention on Tuesday, and meeting
Wayne Poucher, Manager of Radio Sta-
tion WCOS in Columbia, S. C., who was
in attendance at the Convention with the
South Carolina delegation. Wayne was
National Public Speaking Champion
from the Largo Chapter in 1939. J. E.
McIntyre, former Vocational Agricultural
Teacher at Trenton, also received the
Honorary American Farmer Degree. At
the present time, he is teaching Voca-
tional Agriculture in Mars Hill, N. C.
The climax of the Convention for the
Florida delegation came Thursday after-
noon as the Nominating Committee
recommended, and the delegates elected
James Quincey as Vice President, repre-
senting the Southern Region for 1956-57.
Listed again as donors to the National
Future Farmer Foundation this year,
were: the First National Bank of Tampa,
and the Pensacola Buggy Works, Inc.

Pompano FFA Secures Farm
ONE OF the most important projects of
the Pompano FFA Chapter is the twenty
acre farm which was purchased for them
by the County School Board. The boys
have built a barn on it, and work will
soon start on a twelve inch well for irri-
gating the farm. They have calves, one
pig and forty chickens on the farm.


29th Annual National FFA Convention in session October 15-18, 1956, Municipal
Auditorium, Kansasa City, Missouri.


Florida Winners Announced In

National Judging Contests


THE WINTER Haven FFA Dairy Judging
Team, composed of Eugene Smith, Jim-
my Dixon and Robert Thornhill, with
Bill Thornhill as alternate, their Ad-
viser, L. W. Harrell; and J. K. Privett,
Polk County Coordinator of Vocational
Agriculture, represented Florida at the
National Dairy Judging Contest at
Waterloo, Iowa, October 1 and 2, 1956.
In "Dairy Cattle", the team won a
Bronze Plaque and individual placings
were as follows: Silver Medals to Eugene
Smith and Jimmy Dixon.
In "Dairy Products", the team won a
Bronze Plaque and individual placings
were as follows: Bronze Medals to Eugene
Smith and Robert Thornhill, and honor-
able mention to Jimmy Dixon.
The Livestock Judging Team of the
Edgewater FFA Chapter at Orlando, com-
posed of Jay Voss, John Gold, Paul Keen
and Bobby Carter, with their Adviser,
E. V. O'Neal, represented Florida in the
National Livestock Judging Contest in
Kansas City, Missouri, October 15-18,
1956.
In "Livestock Judging", the team re-
ceived a Bronze Emblem and individual
placings were as follows: Silver Emblem
to Bobby Carter, and Bronze Emblem to
Jay Voss.
The Marianna FFA Meats Identifica-
tion and Poultry Judging Team, com-


posed of James Pooser, Gordon Laramore
and Wayne Malloy, with their Adviser,
R. F. Toole, also represented Florida in
the National Judging Contest at Kansas
(Continued on page 3g)


Lloyd Dubroff, Altha,second place winner
in National Public Speaking Contest at
the National FFA Convention, Kansas
City, Missouri.


The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1957



















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Paxton FFA exhibit booth in the Walton County Fair, of products grown by members
of the Chapter.


Outstanding FFA Exhibits Are

Highlights at Florida Shows & Fairs


MANY OUTSTANDING Exhibits, Shows and
Fairs were participated in by FFA mem-
bers and Chapters during the last quar-
ter of 1956.
In the Suwannee River Show, Herbert
Brown, Jr., and Floyd and Lionel Rogers,
of the Trenton Chapter won the Cham-
pions and Reserve Champions in the
Beef Cattle and Steer classes. Other
champions won by Trenton members
were-Duroc boars, Carroll McElroy;
Landrace boar and female, Jolyn Corbin.
At the All-Florida Breeders' Show, in
the Judging Contests, a new Chapter, the
Boone Pioneers, from Orlando placed
first. Following in order, were teams
from Winter Haven, Trenton, Ocala, and
Turkey Creek. Members of the winning
team were Maurice Shiner, Gerald Fox-
dower, Don Halcrow, and their adviser,
H. H. Henley.
In Tallahassee at the North Florida
Fair, the largest State FFA Swine Show
was held with Milton Hitson of Jasper
exhibiting the Champion barrow (Duroc)
which was bought by the Florida Power
Corporation at 50 cents per pound. Hayes
Everett, Malone, exhibited the Reserve
Champion barrow (Tamworth).
Eldridge Lyons, Mayo and Randy King,
Jasper, exhibited the Champion and
Reserve Champion pen of three barrows.
Champion boars: Duroc, Jasper FFA
Chapter; Landrace, Graceville FFA
Chapter; Yorkshire, Lamar Yarbrough,
Greenwood; Beltsville No. 1, Leon FFA
Chapter, Tallahassee.
Champion females: Duroc, Lamar
Smith, Graceville; Landrace, Jimmy
Register, Graceville; Yorkshire, Charles
Croft, Greenwood; Beltsville No. i, Leon


FFA Chapter, Tallahassee.
Reserve Champion boars: Duroc, Nor-
val Tyre, Blountstown; Landrace, Billy
Miles, Graceville.
Reserve Champion females: Duroc,
Jimmy White, Bonifay; Landrace, Miles,
Graceville.
Top three Judging Teams were: Tren-
ton, Greenwood, and Graceville.
Chapters with exhibits were: Monti-
cello Sopchoppy, Crawfordville, Talla-
hassee, Havana, Quincy, Greensboro, and
Madison County (Madison, Lee, Green-
ville and Pinetta).
At the Inter-state Fair in Pensacola
winning blue ribbons were: Gay and
Warren Cook, Escambia Farms FFA, Du-
roc; Waymond Barrow, Escambia Farms
FFA; Lloyd Carroll, Joseph Bobb and
John Broxson, all of Milton, Landrace;
Billy Gindl, Barrineau Park, and John
Henry Vaughn, Walnut Hill, Landrace;
Kenneth Reamer and Floyd Reamer,
Molino, Durocs; and G. C. Barrow, Es-
cambia Farms, Duroc. The top exhibits
by Chapters, in order, were: Escambia
Farms, Walnut Hill, Baker, Tate at Gon-
zalez, Allentown, Milton, Chumuckla,
Jay, Laurel Hill, and Munson.
At the Suwannee Valley Swine Show at
Live Oak, Lamar Jenkins, Williams
Chapter took top honors in the Show's
Barrow Division by exhibiting Grand
Champion and also the FFA Champion
pen of three. The Reserve Champion
FFA barrow was exhibited by Roland
Lyons of Mayo, while George Ross of the
Williams Chapter at Live Oak had the
Reserve pen of three. The winning
Judging Team was from Jasper com-
posed of Sammy Miller, Clayton Jones,


Randy King, Adviser, R. S. McMillan.
In the Northeast Florida Fair at Calla-
han, Ronnie Nettles of Callahan won the
top prizes in beef showmanship with his
young Angus bull and heifer. Winning
Judging Teams in order were: Callahan,
Hilliard, and Baldwin.
At the 6th annual Junior Livestock
and Poultry Show in Ocala, Bill For-
rester of the Wildwood Chapter; and
John Parrish of the Anthony Chapter
had the Champion and Reserve Jersey.
Shelly Swift, Ocala, had the Champion
Shorthorn heifer and bull, and the Sem-
inole FFA Chapter had the Champion
Angus heifer. Bill Thompson, Sanford,
had the Champion Angus heifer. Cham-
pion Ayrshire heifer was shown by Dallas
Shaw. Jimmy Moore had the Champion
Junior Sow. The first Meats Judging
and Identification Judging Contest was
won by the Reddick team composed of
Jimmy Moore, James Hunter and A. J.
Alford, while the Anthony Chapter was
top team in Dairy and Poultry Judging
and Orlando (Boone) won Beef and
Swine Judging.
In the Tri-County Show at Wauchula,
Jeff Daughtry had the Champion Angus
and Brangus heifers and bulls.
In the Putnam County Fair at Palatka,
the Palatka Chapter won all the honors
in Youth Berkshire Hog classes, while
Austin Tilton had the Reserve Champi-
(Continued on page 13)


Milton Hitson showed this Duroc to FFA
championship in the show.


Jeff Daughtry, Wauchula, shows his
champion Angus Bull.


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SMany Award To

Be Given Florida 48 YEARS
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'floyd Rogers of Trenton showed this
- -ngus to grand champion at the Suwan-
.'ae River Show held at Fanning Springs.


OF GROWTH WITH FLORIDA


n.' Tiu FFA members and Chapters will be
showing their beef and dairy cattle in
the Florida State Fair at Tampa. The
- Florida State Fair offers awards: Blue
$io.oo. Red $7.5o. White $5.oo.
S All dairy entries are expected to be in
the barn b midnight Monday, January
28, 1957, as judging will begin at 9:00
a. m. Tuesday, January 29th. The
*.. Guernsey and Jersey breeders in Florida
will present a special Trophy to the,
S exhibitors of the Champion male and
female in their respective breeds. The
i dairy cattle will be released at 6:oo p.m.
Saturday, February and and must clear
S the fair grounds not later than 8:oo a.m.
S Sunday, February 3rd. 1957.
S Tuesday, Januars 29th. the Greater
Tampa Chamber of Commerce will be
host to all 4 H Club and FFA dairy
exhibitors in the Little Auditorium on
the State Fair Grounds at noon.
:*. O Florida Dairy, Inc. is sponsoring a
Fitting Contest with awards of $15.oo
Distributed on a $5. $4. $3, $2, and
Si basis to the top fise (5) animals.
S The West Coast Milk Producer's As.
sociation is sponsoring the Showmanship
Contest with awards of $15.oo distributed
S on the basis as above.
The Florida Dairy Association Rota-
ting Trophy will be awarded to the
Future Farmer member making the best
Record in the Dairy Show at the Florida
State Fair.
.' During the second week. the beef cattle
(Continued on page 15)


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The Jackson Grain Company was
organized in 1909 in Tampa by the
late Frank D. Jackson as a wholesale
distributing organization to serve the
growing agricultural needs of the state.
Products sold by the company at that
time consisted almost entirely of corn,
oats, wheat, flour and mill by-products
such as bran and shorts, cottonseed
meal, cottonseed hulls and hay. The
company prospered from the start and
within a few years moved to its present
location and built the first grain elevator
in the state of Florida.
In the early 1920's the poultry and
dairy industries began to assume some
importance in the state's economy and
the Jackson Grain Company adapted
itself to changing conditions and be-
came one of the largest distributors of
mixed dairy and poultry feeds in the
state. It sold the first mixed scratch
grains and the first "sweet-feed" ever
offered in Florida and it was the first
feed distributor to bring in to the state
a solid freight train of manufactured
feeds.
In the early 1930's the Company
began manufacturing some feeds of
its own and by 1940 it was manufac-
turing and distributing a complete line
of poultry and dairy feeds under its


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now well known X-Cel brand. Grow-
ing rapidly with Florida the next 10
years the company found it necessary
by 1950 to build a modem "push but-
ton" feed mill to meet the ever-increas-
ing demand for its products.
During the same period the com-
pany organized a retail subsidiary known
as X-Cel Stores, Inc. and opened
branches in Tampa, Plant City, Winter
Haven and Orlando. The company also
began distributing, fertilizer, seeds and
agricultural insecticides.
In 1952 the company extended its
activities to manufacturing agricultural
insecticides and fungicides in its own
plant so that it could better serve
growing Florida agricultural interests.
Today the Jackson Grain Company
has a well rounded organization staffed
with men competent to serve in the
various fields in which it operates. It
has its own chemical laboratory and a
poultry research farm where its prod-
ucts are checked scientifically.
After 48 years of service to the state,
changing its operation to meet chang-
ing conditions, the Jackson Grain Com-
pany is today a Florida-owned and
operated organization looking forward
each day for better ways to serve the
agricultural community of Florida.






















-Here are pictured a portion of the thousands of young FFA and FHA members who attended FFA Day at the 1956 Florida Sttate
receive the Honorary State Farmer Degree.


FINAL PLANS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR FFA AND F

FEBRUARY 2, 1957, AT FLORIDA STATE FAIR IN


Thomas D. Bailey. State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, addressing Future
Farmers and guests during FFA Day cere-
monies at the Florida State Fair.


UPON ENTERING the State Fair Grounds,
everyone will go directly to the Grand-
stand for registration and the special
FFA-FHA Day Program. As soon as the
Program is over, everyone will clear the
Grandstand except members of the Judg-
ing Teams.
Group leaders will be labeled and sta-
tioned at intervals in front of the Grand-
stand, and members of the Dairy Judging
Teams will be told when to move out to
their respective groups, which will go
directly to the Mayo Livestock Pavilion.
Then group leaders for other judging
contests (beef cattle, and hogs) will be
stationed in front of the Grandstand and
members of the Judging Teams will be
told when to move out to their respective
groups.
General information for Judging
Teams: for each Chapter, three boys will


Honorable Nathan Mayo presenting
George Casey of Largo and Harry Griffin
of Barlow with Dairy Award Plaques.
compose a team in livestock judging.
Substitutions are permissible for beef
cattle and hogs, but there will be no
substitutions in any of the contests after
judging begins. The substitute must re-


F.F.A.-F.H.A. DAY PROGRAM-FLORIDA STATE FAIR-TAMPA-FEBRUARY 2, 1957
General Program Chairman-H. E. WOOD, State Supervisor of Agricultural Education
Master of Ceremonies-P. K. BECK, State President of Florida Association, F.F.A.
8:30- A.M.-Admission to State Fair Grounds and -Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commis-
Assemble in Grandstand sioner of Agriculture, State of Florida.
8:45- 9:15 A.u.-Registration Presentation "Mechanizing Florida Ag-
9:15- 9:25 A.M.-LaBelle F.F.A. String Band riculture Awards" by Mr. G. H. W.
9:25- 9:30 A.M.-Invocation and Salute to the Flag Schmidt, Vice President, Florida Ford
9:30- 9:35 A.M.-Welcome Address-Carl D. Brorein, Tractor C6mpany, Jacksonville
President of the Florida State Fair 10:00-10:10 A..-State F.F.A. Sweetheart-Miss Jeanette
Association Bloodsworth, Ft. Meade
9:35- 9:40 A.u.-Introduction of Guests-H. E. Wood, 10:10-10:15 A.M.-Harmonica-Kinley Waters, Arcadia,
Adviser 1956 State F.F.A. Champion
9:40- 9:45 A.M.-Greetings Honorable Thomas D. 10:15-10:20 A.m.-Reddick Quartet-1956 State F.F.A.
Bailey, State Superintendent of Public Champions
Instruction 10:20-10:45 A.M.-F.H.A. Demonstration
9-45- 9:50 A.M.-Presentation of Honorary State 10:45-11:00 A.M.-Organizing Judging Teams
Farmer Degrees by State FFA Officers. 11:00- 1:00 p.M.-Judging Contest
9:50-10:00 A.M.-Awarding Ribbons to Grand Champi- 1:30- 6:00 P.M.-Attending Auto Races; visiting Agri-
on Winners in F.F.A. Livestock Show cultural and Commercial Exhibits

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Tampa and saw several outstanding men


'DAY PROGRAM,

A
S port to the group leader and turn in his
membership card until the contest ends.
Each group will be given a total of
ten minutes for general inspection and
official placing of each of the four en-
tries in each class. Explicit instructions
will be given group leaders in Tampa
before the judging begins. These in-
structions will be followed by all con-
testants.

S Will Your Chapter Receive
The Ford Tractor in 1957?


SAlachua FFA Boys represented by
'President Kenneth Moore, received a
Snew Ford tractor from C. H. 11'. Schmidt,
vice-president of the Florida Ford Tractor
~- Company, at ceremonies during the
Florida State Fair. The chapter was
selected as the top chapter in the
"Mechanized Florida" agricultural award.
Second place, Groveland received $3oo to
buy equipment for the Ford tractor bought
,for them by the local Kiwanis Club.

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FLORIDA


STATE FAIR

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Jan.29-Feb.9


See it often! See it all!
Make your first visit a leisurely tour
of this great show window of The
Sunshine State. See the hundreds
of elaborate, exhibits of products of
Florida's farms, groves and ranches.
Plan another day for fun on the
world's largest midway; watching
exciting auto races, thrill shows,
grandstand attractions, parades.
See the Fair at night when it is a
glittering, illuminated spectacle.
For you and your family the
Fair will be a happy experience you
will long remember.


SPECIAL EVENTS FOR FUTURE FARMERS
The Fair will honor the Future Farmers of America and the Future Homemakers of
America on Saturday, February 2. Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture, the Honorable
Nathan Mayo, will make his annual awards for out-standing achievements in 1956 .
Open events include:
Jan. 31-Youth Rabbit Show judging.
Feb. 1-10 A.M. FFA Teams judge poultry and egg shows.
Feb. 2-9 A.M. FFA Team judging of Dairy and Beef Cattle and of Swine.
9:30 A.M. FFA and FHA grandstand program.
Feb. 4-9 A.M. FFA Beef Cattle Show judging.


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SNational FFA Officers z956-57 elected at the 29th Annual Convention October 15-r8,
:. Kansas City, Missouri. Seated: 7erry Litton, Student Secretary, Chillicothe, Mo.;
S iames Quincey, 4th I'ice President, Trenton, Fla.; John M. Haid, Jr., National Presi-
' dent, Siloam Springs, Ark.; Jerry Ringo, Ist Vice President, Rothwell, Ky.; Victor
Cappucci. 7r., 2nd Vice President, Mehoopany, Pa.; Rogerrrc (Pete) Knutson, ird
I'ice Prerident, Miles City, Mont. Standing: D. J. Howard, Executive Treasurer,
Winchester. f'a.: Dr. ItI. T. Spanton, N.ational adviser IIashington. D. C.; Dr.
A. II'. Tenney, Executive Secretary, il'ashington, D. C.


Clinics on Farm

Electrification

For Ag. Teachers
A SERILS of clinics on Farm Electrifica-
tion for teachers of vocational agricul-
ture, was conducted throughout the
State, from June 21 to July 3l. These
clinics were sponsored by the Division
of Agricultural Education, State Depart-
,;. ment of Education; the Agricultural En-
gineering Section of the University of
Florida; the Florida Power & Light
SCompany, Miami; Florida Power Cor-
': portion, St. Petersburg: Gulf Power
Company, Pensacola; Talquinn Electric
Cooperative, Quincy; and the Suwannee
Valley Cooperative, Live Oak.
The cooperating companies provided
all the materials for the laboratory work;
the agricultural engineering department
at the University of Florida constructed
4 small framed rooms on which the
teachers did their practice wiring. They
learned to install the entrance switch.
wire up for an electric range, install re.
ceptacles, switches, and special circuits.
In addition to this, practical work and
instruction was given on how to ade-
quately wire a home and locate the load
center for farmstead wiring.
The head instructor was Clarence J.
Rogers, Assistant Professor of Agricul-
tural Engineering, University of Florida.
He was ably assisted by John Folks
Florida Power Corporation; Claude
Smith, Florida Power &- Light Company;
Tommy Edwards. Suwannee Valley Co-
operative; Bascome Mahaffey and Hers-
chel Green, Talquinn Cooperative; and
Ray Yarborough, Gulf Power Corp.

10 Winter, 1957


Vocational Education
TRAINED MANPOWER is fundaniental to
the future security of our nation. Voca-
tional training and guidance play a
ital part in our educational system.
W\e support in principle an increase
in the authorization for federal appro-
priations for vocational education and
suggest that the American Farm Bureau
Federation Board of Directors give'con-
sideration to developing a projected
schedule for annual increases in this
appropriation based on needs.
The expansion of vocational training
should be the primary responsibility of
state and local groups. Any federal
grants-in-aid should carry minimum
control.
Vocational agricultural training in our
high schools should be available to all
students who earnestly wish it where
it can be effectively taught.
We support area vocational training
schools where needed. We recommend
that any increased federal appropriation
be utilized through existing facilities
insofar as possible.


Apii ka Chapter
Acquires New Tractor
TuH APOPKA FFA Chapter has just ac-
quired a new John Deere tractor,
complete with disc. cultivator and plow
attachments. The John Deere Company
agreed to swap the tractor each year
for a new model.
The Chapter is growing squash, lima
beans, onions, English peas, and a special
plot is being devoted to okra, in a test
on the nematode problem.


Editorial
(Continued from page 3)
are doing is the Father-Son Banquet.
This gives you a chance to acquaint youi
friends, educators, and business people
with your many activities.
Another of your best approaches is at
your shows and fairs. Here you have a
chance to show ,our finished product-be
it animal, shop achievement, or produce.
This is sour show window-the same as
when the merchant displays his wares.
Proof of the pudding is in what people
can see with their own eyes.
Of course, radio and television are be-
coming a popular media to use and are
very effective. You may reach people
through this that you cannot reach'other-
wise. And surely you wouldn't forget
the newspapers. They need your story
and you need the publicity.
Don't forget the mouth-to-mouth
method of telling people about F. F. A.
There is no substitute for this method-
it just takes longer.
The highest awards and honors come
from your state and national F. F. A.
Association and it should be the ambi-
tion of ever green hand to get his share
of these. This gives state and national
publicity as well as introducing a future
leader to the public.
I issue to you this challenge:
In '57 put forth effort every day
To promote Public Relations in F.F.A.


Clarence Rogers, assistantt Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida,
giving instruction on how to install an entrance switch, at one of a series of electrical
clinics for vocational agriculture teachers. Group to the right is installing receptacle.
Pictured left to right: 7. W. Brown, Sneads: Rogers; Hugh Semmes, IVewahitchka;
Howard Moore, Grand Ridge: James McCall and Grinelle Bishop, Quincy; and J.
II'. Gordon, Malone, all vocational agriculture teachers.


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Altha FFA

Has Undertaken

Plant Project
THE ALTHA FFA Chapter has under-
taken plant production as one of its
cooperative chapter activities.
Through the efforts of the advisor,
a deal was made with Harrison Chemi-
cal Company of Marianna to handle and
distribute the plants. Sales extend as
far west as Pensacola. The chapter sup-
plies the plants on a wholesale basis.
Chapter members planned and con-
structed special germinating beds in
which the seed are sown. Each bed is 28f"
wide and 20 feet long. The beds are
heated with electric heating cable with
thermostat control, and are covered with
sun ray mesh to conserve heat. Each
bed is elevated to a convenient work-
ing height. The bottom of each bed
is made as slats covered with bronze
screen upon which is placed about 2
inches of coarse gravel for good drain-
age and air circulation. A germi-
nating material is a mixture of Ger-
man peat, cow manure, and coarse
builders' sand, to which is added 6-i5-9
commercial fertilizer. About -J inches of
fine vermiculite is spread on top of the
bed and the seed are sown directly in
this material. Before planting, each bed
is treated with a commercial soil fumi-
gant for the control of nematodes, weeds,
grass, and some fungus diseases.
Soon after germination the plants are
transplanted to special plant beds
and allowed to grow to marketable size.
Throughout the growing period, the
plants are regularly sprayed with in-
secticides, fungicides, and soluble
fertilizer.
A variety of petunia, which according
to Burpee Seed Company has a germi-
nating period of 21 days, was germinated
in 5 days in one of the beds. Some seed
are worth more than their weight in gold.
The first season of production gave the
chapter a net of $100,000 per bed with
plants. In addition to the plants sold,
many were given free of charge to
chapter members to beautify their homes.
The chapter is planning to extend
its plant production for the next season
to include sales for individual members.
Picture at right shows Dr. Walter R.
Williams, Jr., State Director of Voca-
tional and Adult Education, Mr. H. E.
Wood, State Supervisor of Agricultural
Education, D. E. Ryals, Vocational Agri-
culture Teacher at Altha, and Don
Fuqua, past State FFA President, exam-
ining special germinating seed beds built
by members of the Altha Chapter.


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for District I of the Florida Forest Service,
who will assist the chapter in their man-
agement of the school Forest; Rex Harp-
T er, assistant chief of information and edu-
cation of the Florida Forest Service; and
R. A. Bonninghausen, chief of manage-
ment of the Florida Forest Service.
Harper talked to the group on the
responsibility of the forest the Chapter
St was to receive and of the value to them,
educational as well as monetary. The
S group viewed slides taken on some of
the other 59 school forests in the state.
Bonninghausen then presented the
Land Use Agreement to Supt. R. M.
Locklin, who stated that the people of
Santa Rosa County appreciate the bene-
fits from Black River State Forest.


Accomplishments

SOf SAL Forestry

Contestants Listed
Total accomplishments for the top
-twenty-four forestry boys in the SAL
--S ."Forestry Contest are listed below for 1956.
No. seedlings planted ........631,250
No. acres thinned............ 371.5
No. acres pruned ............ 1oo
''No. acres improvement cut.... 234
No. acres hardwood control.... 259.3
No. miles fire break constructed 85.1
No. acres selectively cut....... 40
No. acres gum-farmed ......... 1,220
Top photo shows Information and Education Forester ?ack Brodhage checking out these No. acres control burned ...... 130
FFA students on their newly acquired skill of estimating timber with a tree scale stick. No. bd. ft. sawlogs harvested.. 16,68o
(left to right) Chester Keene, Ft. Myers; johnny Hanner and Donald Weber, Ft. No. cords pulpwood harvested.. 1,oo4
Pierce. At bottom, FFA students are shown with George Williams, vice-president No. peanut poles harvested.. 86
of Turpentine d& Rosin Factors, Jacksonville, selected as the top four campers of the 486
first week of the 22 Annual Forestry Training Camp. (left to right) Bob Northrup, No. fence posts harvested..... 8,1oo
Pasco Chapter; Frank Guy, Greenwood Chapter; Bobby Lowery, 7ay Chapter; and No. cords fuel wood harvested.. 348
Adron Miller, Bethlehem Chapter. No. cross ties harvested ........ 140


80 Acre Forest

Tract Given To

FFA Chapter
TIE FLORIDA Forest Service recently pre-
sented an 8o-acre tract of land for use as
a school forest to the Munson Future
Farmers of America Chapter, at a special
session of the Munson FFA Chapter held
during the regular PTA meeting follow-
ing a covered dish supper.
FFA President Wayne Turman and
the Vo-Ag teacher, Elton Wallace, turned
the meeting over to H. H. Simmons, Shown from left to right are State Winners of the Seaboard Forestry Contest, Parker
principal of the Munson School, who in- Johnson, LaCrosse, Virginia; Wilson Lee, Bay Minette, Alabama; Leonard Robertson,
Edgefield, South Carolina; Fletcher Pearson, Clinton, North Carolina; Gerald
produced the special guest. Boutwell, Bainbridge, Georgia; Eldred Hollingsworth, Walnut Hill, Florida, as they
Phil Kaul, supervisor of Black River are welcomed to Kansas City by P. R. Medland, General Agent, Seaboard Air Line
State Forest, introduced Jack A. Brod- Railroad Company, Claude Housman, President Host Lions Club of Kansas City, and
hage, information and education forester Jim McCollum, program chairman.


The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1957







Osceola FFA Cornand a boar with chapter members having
sceola FF A Or a local show, and entering the area show.


Growing Records

THE HIGHEST yield in the Osceola County
first Corn Growing Contest was pro-
duced by the Kissimmee FFA Chapter
in a demonstration plot. The Chapter
produced 121 bu. per acre, though they
were not eligible to compete for an
award in the contest.
Ed Partin, a member of the Chapter,
topped other youth contestants with a
67.5 bu. yield at a low cost of $9.62 per
ton. Larry and Barry Tindall placed
second and third, respectively, with 62
bu. and 57 bu. per acre. All prize win-
ners used DeKalb 1051 corn.
Ed's corn was grown on muck land.
He spent $2.00 for discing, $1.oo for
dragging, $2.50 for planting, $7.50 for
mixed fertilizer (he used no side dress-
ing), $2.50 for spraying, $2.50 for culti-
vating and $7.00oo for picking, making his
cost $25.00 per acre, or a cost of 374 per
bu. A local feed mill estimated the
lowest possible cost of imported corn
at $1.25 per bu.


Cracker

Breakfasts
F. F. A. STRING Bands have been spot-
lighted by furnishing music and entertain-
ment at recent Cracker Breakfasts, given
by the State Department of Agriculture.
The Ft. Meade F.F.A. Band at the
National Plant Board Breakfast; Wau-
chula Band at American Association of
Passenger-Traffic Officers' Breakfast; the
LaBelle at the Florida Fruit and Vege-
table Association, the National Associa-
tion of Insurance Commissioners, and the
American Farm Bureau Breakfasts.


Swine Show
(Continued from page 2)
the foundation or the chapter may sup-
ply its own gilts and Sears will provide
the boar. The gilts and boar must all
be within a certain age group. The pigs
are placed with individual chapter mem-
bers to be grown out and fitted for
showing. The chapter holds a local show
in the early fall, selecting the two best
gilts out of the five to be entered in the
district show, along with the boar. The
Sears Foundation provides cash awards
and ribbons for the local and area shows
and appropriate awards for showman-
ship. Each chapter participating is re-
quired to agree to continue the program
from year to year by placing five gilts


National Judging
(Continued from page 5)
City, Missouri, October 15-18. In "Meats
Identification", the team participated,
with the individual members receiving
Honorable Mention Certificates. Also,
the team and members received Partici-
pation Certificates in judging "Poultry
and Eggs".
The State Department of Agriculture,
through Commissioner Nathan Mayo,
provided funds to help defray expenses
of the Judging Teams to Waterloo, Iowa
and Kansas City, Missouri.


Welding Awards
(Continued from page 2)
Lancaster of West Laramie, Wyoming
and Wilbur Anderson of Hood River,
Oregon, each received Third $200


Awards for descriptions of a land leveler
and an orchard trailer, respectively.
University High School in Laramie and
Wy'East High School of Hood River
also received $200 cash awards.
The Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation
sponsors this competition annually for
high school students living on farms or
ranches, to encourage young farmers to
develop self-sufficiency in mechanized
farming. Awards are made for the best
descriptions of farm tools and equipment
made with welding in school or farm
shops.



Shows and Fairs
(Continued from page 6)
on Brahman female and Wallace Tom-
linson the Reserve Champion boar pig.
At the Greater Jacksonville Agricul-
tural and Industrial Fair, Don Dead-
wyler, Sebring Chapter, continued his
winning ways by showing his Brahman
heifer and bull to Grand Championship.


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Rivard Chevrolet Company, DeFuniak Springs, presented the DeFuniak Springs and
Paxton FFA Chapters each with a new truck which are to be exchanged each year for
a new model. Pictured above are John Baldwin, Adviser of the Paxton Chapter
receiving the keys from Ormond Rivard, and T. C. Campbell, Adviser of the DeFuniak
Springs Chapter receiving the keys from Adrian Rivard.


ORLANDO AREA
VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
The vocational agriculture programs over Station WDBO-TV in Orlando are
still receiving praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and the girls and
teachers and their coordinator, J. B. Johnson.
Programs for the next three and a half months on Saturday at 1:oo p.m. are
as follows:
Date Subject Teacher School
Jan. 5 Safety in the Home............FFA & FHA .................Boone
Jan. 12 Identifying Citrus Varieties.... Elmer Badger...............Ocoee
Jan. 19 Voc. Home Economics.......... Mrs. Geo. Rendulic ....... Edgewater
Jan. 26 Planning a Spring Garden...... Bill Perry................. Kissimmee
Feb. 2 Vocational Home Economics.... Mrs. Belle Brooks, Voc. School, Orlando
Feb. 9 Pruning Shrubs ................E. L. Douglas................Tavares
Feb. 16 FFA Week (Geo. Washington
Birthday) ................K. M. Eaddy................ Sebring
Feb. 23 Voc. Home Economics.......... Mrs. Helen Watson. Boone-Orlando
Mar. 2 Care of Lawns.................H. A. Henley........ Boone-Orlando
Mar. 9 Citrus Insects and Pests........R. A. Hargrave..Lakeview-W. Garden
Mar. 16 Mulching Plants ............... Ed Harris.................. Apopka
Mar. 23 Feeding Broilers ............... Henry Hewitt............. Inverness
Mar. 30 Parliamentary Procedure
Practices ....................Emory O'Neal............ Edgewater
Apr. 6 Voc. Home Econdmics ........... Mrs. Ernie Starr. Lakeview-W. Garden
Apr. 13 Making Ornamental Cuttings.... R. A. Gunson............ Auburndale


TAMPA BAY AREA
VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
The vocational agriculture programs over Station WFLA-TV in Tampa are still
receiving praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and girls and teachers and
their coordinators, D. A. Storms and J. K. Privett.
Programs for the next three months on Saturdays at :oo p.m. are as follows:
Date (1957) Teacher School
January 5 C. M. Lawrence. ............................... Lakeland
January 19 W illiam Oelslager ............................. Tampa
February 2 F.F.A. at the Florida State Fair.................. Tampa
February 16 Dempsey Thomas ............................. Sarasota
March 2 T. P. Winters ................ ............. Palmetto
March 16 E. L. Hinton................................. Turkey Creek
March 30 R. L. Heath ................................. Kathleen


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VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
The vocational agriculture programs over Station WEAR-TV in Pensacola are still
receiving praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and girls and teachers and
their coordinator, V. T. Sewell.
Programs for January on Saturday at i p.m. are as follows:
Date Subject Teacher Place
Jan. 19 Tractor Maintenance ........... Gordon Walther.. Baker
Jan. 5 Planning Home Gardens........ Purvis Baxley .... Munson
Jan. 12 Variety Show .................T. C. Campbell... DeFuniak Springs
Jan. 26 Propagation of Fruit Trees...... Alvin Davis ..... Allentown









State Fair Awards
(Continued from page 7)
will be on exhibit. The beef cattle must
not be brought to the State Fair Grounds
until after 12:00 noon on Sunday, Feb-
ruary 3rd and must be in place not later
than midnight Sunday, February 3rd.
Award Plaques will be presented by the
State Breeders' Association as in the past
to the FFA member showing the Champi-
on male and female of the following
breeds: Aberdeen-Angus, Brahman, Here-
ford, and Shorthorns. Judging will be-
gin at 9:00 a.m. Monday, February 4th.
These animals will be released after
8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9th and
must clear the fair grounds not later
than 8:oo a.m. Sunday, February loth.
The Hillsborough County Cattlemen's
Association will present a trophy to the
outstanding FFA herdsman during Beef
Cattle Week.
THE FLORIDA CATTLEMAN magazine will
present a trophy to the top FFA Show-
man during Beef Cattle Week.
Also, many Future Farmers are pre-
paring their fat cattle to show in the
third Florida State Fair Fat Cattle Show.
The Florida Power Corporation pre-
sents a permanent trophy for the best
barrow exhibited by a 4-H or FFA mem-
ber, determined in carcass competition.
The Florida State Poultrymen's Asso-
ciation will award a trophy to the ex-
hibitor with the best exhibit in the FFA
Division, Youth Poultry Show. FFA
Poultry Judging Contest will be held
with team awards of $75.00oo in cash.
In the Youth Rabbit Show a rotating
trophy presented by the Department of
Agriculture of Florida to the member
with the highest number of points on
first prize winnings.



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There's a superior TC product to correct most
nutritional deficiencies and TRI-BASIC COPPER
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COPPER SULFATE
A chemically stable copper fungicide
containing not less than 53%. metal-
lic copper ... For spraying or dust-
ing truck and citrus crops. Especially
effective in controllingpersistent fun-
gus diseases. Prevent fungus diseases
through application of Tri-Basic
Copper Sulfate before fungus attacks.


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COPPER SULFATE


COP-O-ZINK P
(A Neutral Copper-Zinc Fungicide)
For disease control and prevention.
Particularly effective potatoes, also
on many vegetable crops. Cop-O-
Zink is excellent for correcting Cop-
per and Zinc deficiencies and for
stimulating plant growth. Contains
48% Copper and 4% Zinc. Can be
applied directly to the plant in spray
or dust form.


- U-IRON
(Nutritional Iron)
A neutral Iron compound
containing 30% Iron as me-
tallic. Chelated Iron 10% as
metallic --applied to foliage
of plants for correction of
Iron deficiencies.

NU-Z
(Nutritional Zinc)
Nu-Z contains 52% metallic
zinc Can be applied di-
rectly to the plant in spray
or dust form Stimulates
plant growth and corrects
zinc deficiencies.

NU-M
(Nutritional Manganese)
A nutritional manganese
compound to be fed to the
plants through direct appli-
cation in spray or dust form
. To correct manganese
deficiencies and to stimulate
healthier plant growth.

NU-MANESE
(Manganous Oxide)
An extremely effective nu-
tritional manganese product
for correcting manganese de-
ficiencies due to low man-
eosnf cpnntpnt nf the noil


ES-MIN-E L .. Applied in spray or dust
form.
and CUSTOM MIXED MINERAL MIXTURES
The essential mineral elements ... Contains Manganese,
Copper, Iron, Zinc, Boron and Magnesium, all essential
to healthy, productive soil. Fruits and vegetables rich in
vitamins cannot grow in soil poor in minerals. For soil.-
application. ES-MIN-EL in spray or dust form for direct _-
application to the plants is also available Contains --
nutritional Manganese, Zinc and Copper.
WE WILL CUSTOM MIX MINERAL MIXTURES TO YOUR OWN L DUST MIXTURES
SPECIFICATIONS IN LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES.
Tennessee's Nu-Z, Nu-Iron,
Nu-M and Tri-Basic Copper
Sulfate are especially suited
for use in preparing nutri-
tional and fungicidal spray
and dust mixtures.


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