Mr. Francts ioo -.:r, Editor
a,.ricultural News Service
Florida eoerinent station
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MAY 17 1
GOVERNOR LEROY COLLINS proclaimed
F.F.A. Week, February 16-23, by present-
ing a Proclamation to President P. K.
Beck and James Quincey, National Future
During F.F.A. Week, James Quincey
was guest of Representative Charles
Bennett at a luncheon in Washington,
D. C. The State Officers and other
members of the chapters participated in
many activities during the week. Mayor
Crum, Bartow, issued a Proclamation,
and the newspapers throughout the State
gave splendid coverage to Future Farmer
activities, with the "Havana Herald" and
the "Tri-County Gazette" of Jay writing
The Baldwin Chapter erected signs and
started building a fish pond. Five Televi-
sion stations in Florida (WDBO-TV in
Orlando, WTVY-TV in Dothan, WFLA-
TV and WCTV in Tampa, and WEAR-
TV in Pensacola) had special programs
which highlighted some phases of voca-
Many special Future Farmer meet-
ings were held during the week, such
Governor Leroy Collins presenting Proclamation for F.F.A. Week to President P. K.
Beck and 7ames Quincey, National Future Farmer Vice-President, with State Superin-
tendent Thomas D. Bailey. P. K. presented the Honorary State Farmer Degree to
Governor Collins in appreciation of his interest and support of the Future Farmers of
as; Chapter Banquets, Open House, and
School Assembly Programs. Displays
were put in several fairs and store win-
dows and programs presented at Civic
RICHARD YATES, a member of the Clewis-
ton FFA Chapter, is serving as Assistant
Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of Rep-
resentatives during the meeting of the
M Aain in 1956-57
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By Way of Editorial Comment:
"Future Scientists and Leaders"
By DR. MARVIN A. BROKER
Dean of College of Agriculture, University of Florida-Gainesville
A MUCH QUOTED remark is the one that "Everyone talks about the weather, but no one
does anything about it." We might paraphrase that remark somewhat and observe that
a great deal is being said these days, in the press and by other means of communication,
about our shortage of scientists and leaders in agriculture, but who is doing anything
Florida Future Farmers of America are
taking steps to do something about this
shortage of scientists and leaders. Through
your individual activities and through
your organizations on their various levels,
you are in position to develop qualities of
scholarship and leadership in your mem-
bers and inspire them to prepare them-
selves to take their places in the future
in positions of responsibility in their
state and nation. Qualities of scholar-
ship and leadership are developed through
the cultivation of self reliance. Self
reliance comes through the ability to do
things and get them done. This is the
type of training which is available to you
Your objectives and interests are quite DR. MARVIN A. BROOKER
similar to those of the College of Agricul-
ture. It is the function of the College of ties, is in greatest demand. Your ex-
Agriculture, first, to train young men and perience in FFA is valuable preparation
women in such a way that they will be for successful college work.
prepared to return to the farm, grove, or For the best possible preparation, care-
ranch for successful practice in their ful attention to fundamentals is recom-
chosen work, or to take their places in mended. You cannot bring with you to
specialized professions in many fields. A college too much preparation in mathe-
second important function is to train matics and english. Three or four years
scientists and teachers who will in turn of these subjects in high school are almost
train the youth of the State to help solve essential. Next in order of priority are
the complex problems of tomorrow's the basic sciences of chemistry, physics,
agriculture. and biology. Fundamental courses in
It is true, however, that the standards economics also are desirable. With this
demanded of graduates in agriculture are training and background you should be
continuing to rise. The graduate with a well prepared for successful college work
good scholastic record, coupled with a in the fields where scientists and other
moderate record of extracurricular activi- leaders are so much in demand.
S over A picture made in the House of Representatives during
the 1957 Session of the Legislature, showing one Senator
and eleven Representatives who are former Future Farmers and former FFA Chapter
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, Florida Association F.F.A., (Continued on page 13)
The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XVII, NO. 2
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 ..............P. K. Beck, Chiefland President..John M. Haid, Jr., Siloam Springs, Ark.
1st Vice-President......J. W. Manley, Ft. Meade 1st Vice Pres........... Jerry Ringo, Rothwell, Ky.
2nd Vice-President......Kenneth Moore, Alachua 2nd Vice Pres..Victor Cappucci, Jr., Mehoopany, Pa.
3rd Vice-President .... Don Clemmons, Blountstown 3rd Vice Pres...Rogerric Knutson, Miles City, Mont.
4th Vice-President .......... Duncan Wright, Ocala 4th Vice-Pres.........James Quincey, Trenton, Fla.
5th Vice-President Terry McDavid, Pompano Beach Student Sec'y........Jerry Litton, Chillicothe, Mo.
6th Vice-President .......Sam Brewer, Laurel Hill Exec. Sec'y ........ Dr. A. W. Tenney Wash. D. C.
Executive Secretary ......... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee Exec. Treasurer....... R. E. Bass, Woodstock, Va.
State Adviser ............. H. E. Wood, Tallahassee Nat. Adviser .... Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash., D. C.
The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1957 3
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800 Expected to Attend
29th Annual Convention
FFA champion at Ocala's Southeastern
steer show was shown by Minor Jones of
Fort Meade, and sold at 40 cents per
pound to Fairway Markets of Orlando.
The 825 pound Hereford steer graded
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Jerry Perkins, Havana Chapter, exhibited
the Grand Champion, which was sold to
W. L. Williams, Planter's Exchange of
Havana, at 950 per lb., to gross $903.00,
in the West Florida Fat Cattle Show at
Jim Gorman, Managing Director of Flori-
da Chain Store Council, presented Bill
Blake, Quincy Chapter, Florida Chain
Store Council Award for the best gain
record in the West Florida Livestock
Show at Quincy.
APPROXIMATELY 800 high school students
and their instructors of Vocational Agri-
cutlure will attend the agth annual con-
vention of the Florida Association, Fut-
ure Farmers of America, in the Peabody
Auditorium at Daytona Beach, June
Those attending will have the oppor-
tunity to see and hear James Quincey,
Trenton FFA Chapter, National Vice-
President representing the Southern Re-
gion, and Wesley Patrick, 1956 Star
American Farmer, from Quitman, Geor-
gia. Also, they will probably have the
opportunity to see the movie based
MANATEE COUNTY FAIR-
Tony Strickland, Bradenton Chapter
showed a Shorthorn to Reserve Champion.
His Fat Steer sold at $1.05 per pound, for a
gross of $897.00.
SUWANNEE RIVER VALLEY
SHO W-Fannin Springs
Herbert E. Brown, Jr.'s Grand Cham-
pion was bought by Winn-Dixie-A.D.
Davis, President, for 500 per pound.
The Ocala Chapter won the Meat Judg-
ing Contest. Team members were: Frank-
lin Hamblen, Shelly Swift, and Billy
Peeble. High individual score, Swift.
Tavares FFA Chapter Team of Carey
Kirkley, Tommy Lee, and Crag Griffin,
won the FFA Livestock Judging Contest.
Wayne Everett with his Reserve Grand
Champion Barrow in the North Florida
Livestock Show and Sale at Madison.
Also, Wayne had the Grand Champion
Pen of 3.
upon part of the life of
Suwannee Chapter, Live
State Vice-President, and
A record number of members will
receive the State Farmer Degree this year.
Each member receiving the degree will
receive at least $5; whereas, three of the
top District winners will receive $io; two
of the top Area winners will receive $25;
and the Star Farmer will receive a $50
award from the Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company. Also, the National Future
Farmer Foundation has increased the
Star State Farmer Award to $200.
Plans are for coverage through Tele-
vision, in addition to Radio and News-
paper this year. John Folks, Agricul-
tural Engineer, Florida Power Corpora-
tion, St. Petersburg, will make a movie.
of the Convention, through the courtesy
of his organization.
Plans should be made immediately
to attend by securing hotel reservations.
South Eastern and West
Florida Fat Stock Show
THE TWO $1oo.oo Nathan Mayo Scholar-
ships were won by Craig Griffin, Tavares
F.F.A. Chapter, and Dwight Stewart,
Walnut Hill F.F.A. Chapter, as exhibitors
at the Southeastern and West Florida
Fat Cattle Shows and Sales, respectively.
Both have been President and Secretary
of their F.F.A. Chapters. Also, they have
been outstanding in participating in
Cattle Shows and Chapter activities since
joining the F.F.A. They plan to attend
the University of Florida.
FFA Youth Show winners, listed in
order by classes, with number of entries
in parentheses, were as follows:
Angus bulls-Junior calves (2): Stardust. Princess
9, Starke FFA Chapter; Eric Lusamere, Ronald
Park, Plant City; Senior calves (1): Bradmar 99
(reserve champion), Tommy Williams, St. Cloud;
Junior yearlings (2): Bardolmere SR (champion),
Jeff Daughtry, Wauchula; Stardust Prince 4, Lake-
land FFA Chapter;
Angus females-Junior calves (2): Stardust Eisa
T Erica 4th, Brandon FFA Chapter; Alice Erica of
Palm Lake, Bradford FFA Chapter, Starke; Senior
calves (3): Enchanting Miss Turkey Creek, Turkey
Creek FFA Chapter; Stardust Queen Mother 2,
Turkey Creek FFA Chapter; Palm Lake McHenry
Barbara, Starke FFA; Junior yearlings (4): Black
Empress MHS (champion), Williams; Eisa Trojan
Erica 2SR (reserve champion), Daughtry; Kenacres
Miss Evergreen, Herman Smith, Tampa; Kenacres
Erica, Steve Chomack, Tampa;
Brahman bulls-Junior calves (1): OLP Sutton
Burma Emperor (champion), Kenneth Sutton,
Brahman females-Senior calves (1): Miss Mur-
phy's Imperator Manso 15th (reserve champion),
Don Deadwyler, Cornwell; Two-year-olds (2): Miss
Murphy's Manso 2, (champion), Deadwyler; Miss
Murphy's Manso 14, Deadwyler;
Hereford bulls-Junior calves (5): Unnamed,
Wimauma FFA Chapter; Unnamed, Sarasota FFA
S(Continued on page 17)
The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1957
Livestock Shows and Sales
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Ag. Improvement and
THE FUTURE Farmer of America Founda-
tion awarded $1076.59 for Improving
Agriculture and Leadership Awards in
Florida for 1956-57. The award was
divided equally by the following Chap-
ters: Lee, Trenton, and Okeechobee.
The Lee Chapter will use its funds to
help in purchasing a motor and irrigation
system for their land laboratory.
The Trenton Chapter will purchase a
feed grinder & mixer, so that the members
of the Chapter can grind and mix their
own feed to be used in their Steer Pro-
The Okeechobee Chapter will use its
funds toward the purchase of a grader
blade, a 12' fertilizer spreader and a
cultivator, as the County School Board
has furnished them with a new 1957
International 300oo tractor, bush and bog
harrow, leveling disc harrow, mower, pick-
up truck, hand planter, fertilizer dis-
tributor and a school bus for transporting
students from the school to the school
New field representative for the Florida
Hereford Association is Ralph Alberding,
shown at the halter of the grand champion
Hereford at the 1955 Florida State Fair.
With him is his former employer, E. Reed
Whittle of Emerald Acres Ranch at
Don Deadwyler poses with his champion
FFA steer at Tampa-an Angus.
Reddick Chapter Member is
Selected as Legislative Attache
RANDY BROWN, member of the Reddick
FFA Chapter in the Reddick High
School, was selected as an Attache for
the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee.
He is 17 years of age, a senior in High
School, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy
Brown of McIntosh.
The selection was based upon char-
acter, scholarship and leadership activi-
ties in the Future Farmers of America,
school and community.
He has served a year as Sentinel of
his Chapter, and now holds the office of
Chaplain. He is also a member of Beta
Club and Secretary and Treasurer of his
Sunday School in the Presbyterian Church
in McIntosh. This past year he was se-
lected on the All-Conference football
team and on the All Area-Conference
basketball team. At the present time, he
holds the Chapter Farmer Degree, and has
applied for the State Farmer Degree.
you at the
ch, June 10-14
The Florida Future Farmer
Where we're proud to present
MID-STATES' CASH AWARDS
to those making
State Farmer Degree
District Farmer Degree
Area Farmer Degree
Star State Farmer Degree
COMING SOON announcement of the
Mid-States College and University "Better
Farming" Scholarships. Watch for details.
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Champions in the FFA Beef Cattle Show at the Florida State Fair, Tampa: 7eff Daugherty, Wauchula Chapter, Angus bull;
Tommy Hudspeth, St. Cloud, Angus female; Ken Sutton, Kathleen, Brahman bull; Don Deadwyler, Sebring, Brahman heifer;
Dale Utter, DeLand, Hereford bull; Carey Kirkley, Tavares, Hereford female & Craig Griffin, Tavares, Shorthorn female. The
picture was made immediately after the Parade of Champions, at which plaques were presented to each from the respective
Breeders Association in Florida. Some of the orchids can be seen attached to the show halters of the females, along with some
of the 10,000 that were used in the Parade of Champions.
Annual "FFA Day" at Florida
State Fair is Huge Success
THE FLORIDA Future Farmers and Future
Homemakers were blessed on their an-
nual "FFA Day" at the Florida State Fair,
with splendid Florida "Sunshine" weath-
er. The grandstand was crowded for the
program, which was opened by the La-
Belle FFA String Band playing. After
the welcome address by J. C. Huskisson,
Manager of Florida State Fair and Gas-
parilla Association, many guests were in-
troduced by H. E. Wood, State Adviser.
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintend-
ent of Public instruction, praised the two
organizations on their splendid goals and
accomplishments. P. K. Beck, State Pres-
ident and Master of Ceremonies, with the
other State Officers presented the Hon-
orary State Farmer Degree to Mardi
Lyles, Agricultural Program Director,
Station WFLA-TV, Tampa, and M. E.
Twedell, Assistant Manager, Florida
State Fair & Gasparilla Association,
The State FFA Executive Committee
held a meeting on Friday prior to FFA
Day in the First National Bank and were
the guests of V. H. Northcutt, President
and Robert N. Morris, Agricultural Rep-
resentative, for lunch. That night they
were the guests for dinner of the Florida
Chain Store Council, with Vincent Fech-
tel, President, and James E. Gorman,
Managing Director, as hosts.
Mr. L. H. Lewis, Director of State Mar-
kets for the State Dept. of Agriculture,
presented awards to Melvin Vernon, Jr.,
of Hillsborough-Tampa Chapter, for
showing the Champion FFA Ayrshire
cow; Johnny Hebb of Bartow showed the
Champion FFA Jersey cow; George Casey
of Largo showed the Champion FFA
Guernsey cow; Don Deadwyler, Sebring,
showed the Champion FFA steer. Herb
and Casey received special plaques from
the respective State Breed Associations.
G. H. W. Schmidt, Vice-President of
the Florida Ford Tractor Company, pre-
sented the Vernon FFA Chapter with a
new Ford tractor for being the second State
winner of the Mechanizing Florida Ag-
ricultural Award. Also, the Crystal River
Chapter received a $3oo.oo certificate for
the purchase of equipment, as second
place state winner.
Miss Jeanette Bloodsworth, State FFA
Sweetheart, along with the Reddick
L. H. Lewis, Director of State Farmers Markets, State Department of Agriculture,
presenting awards to Melvin Vernon, Jr. of Hillsborough-Tampa Chapter, for showing
the Champion FFA Ayrshire cow; johnny Hebb of Bartow showed the Champion FFA
Jersey cow; George Casey of Largo showed the Champion FFA Guernsey cow; Don
Deadwyler, Sebring, showed the Champion FFA steer. Hebb and Casey received special
plaques from their respective Breeder Associations.
The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1957
Quartet, furnished the entertainment for
the program. The Future Homemakers
gave a splendid skit on "Teen Age
Over 140 chapter teams competed in
judging contests, which followed the
grandstand program, with the Gainesville
Chapter winning the State Championship
and receiving the Florida Fair Associa-
tion trophy. The three teams to repre-
sent the Florida Association, F.F.A. in
National competition next October are:
Turkey Creek, Winter Haven, and Brad-
ford at Starke.
The Turkey Creek Chapter won in
beef cattle competition and will repre-
sent Florida at the American Royal Live-
stock Show in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Bradford Chapter team at Starke
won in swine judging competition and
will represent Florida at the American
Royal in Kansas City.
The Winter Haven Chapter won the
dairy cattle judging title and the honor
of representing Florida at the National
Dairy Congress in Waterloo, Iowa.
The trips and awards for the top 24
teams out of 140 in each contest were
sponsored by the State Department of
Dairy and Beef
AT THE combined West Coast and Florida
State Fair Dairy Show held in the Lykes
Livestock Building; during the first week
of the Florida State Fair in Tampa,
Johnny Hebb of the Bartow Chapter won
the Showmanship Contest; in the Fitting
and Grooming Contest, Edward Cochran,
Bartow Chapter, was first; in the Dairy
Cattle Judging Contest, Bartow Chapter
won, the team members being Johnny
Hebb, and Edward and Gerald Cochran.
J. B. Sampson, Jr., of the Brandon
Chapter won the Hillsborough County
Cattlemen's Association FFA Dairy Herds-
men's Trophy and also was awarded. the
State FFA Revolving Trophy presented
by the Florida Dairy Association for the
best "individual record in the FFA Dairy
FFA members showing Dairy Cattle
Champions were: George Casey, Largo
Chapter, Guernsey; Johnny Hebb, Bartow
Chapter, Jersey; J. B. Sampson, Jr.,
Brandon Chapter, Holstein; Melvin Ver-
non, Jr., Hillsborough Chapter in Tampa,
Blue ribbon winners in the Youth
Dairy Show, which was judged under the
Danish system, were as follows:
Purebred heifer calves: John Dallas Shaw (re-
serve champion Inverness; Junior yearling purebred
The Vernon FFA Chapter received a new Ford tractor in the "Mechanizing Florida
Agriculture Program." G. H. W. Schmidt (2nd from right), Vice-President and General
Manager of the Florida Ford Tractor Company of 7acksonville, made the presentation
for the Florida Ford tractor dealers in Florida during the "FFA Day" ceremonies at
the Florida State fair in Tampa. Representatives of the Chapter present to receive the
award were Daris Owens, Chapter Sentinel; 7ack E. Haddock, member of the Washing-
ton County School Board; Clyde Hood, Chapter Secretary; Leonard Cook, Treasurer;
Daniel Rogers, Vice President; Schmidt; and Arol Hudson, Chapter Adviser. Second
place award of $300 for equipment, in the state-wide contest, went to Crystal River
Champion Females in the FFA Dairy Show at the Florida State Fair, Tampa: George
Casey, Largo, Guernsey cow; johnny Hebb, Bartow, jersey cow; P. K. Beck, State FFA
President, with one of the trophies presented by respective Breeders' Associations of
Florida; 7. B. Sampson 7r., Brandon, with his Holstein heifer; Melvin Vernon, 7r.,
Hillsborough-Tampa, with his Ayrshire cow.
heifers: Donald Shaw, Miami; Three-year-old cows:
Melvin W. Vernon, Jr., (grand champion), Tampa;
Three-year-old purebred cows: George M. Casey
(grand champion), Largo;
Grade heifer calves: J. B. Sampson, Jr., Brandon;
Purebred heifer calves: Bartow chapter of FFA;
Two-year-old purebred heifers, Edward Cochran,
Bartow; Three-year-old purebred cows: Johnny
Hebb (champion), Bartow; Edward Cochran (re-
- In the Beef Cattle Show held during
the second week of the Fair, Carey
Kirkley, Tavares Chapter, received the
Hillsborough County Cattlemen's Associa-
tion FFA Beef Herdsmen's Trophy and
Tommy Hudspeth, St. Cloud FFA Chap-
ter, won the FLORIDA CATTLEMAN'S Maga-
zine Showmanship Trophy.
Showing Champions in the Beef Cattle
Show were: Jeff Daughtery, Wauchula
Chapter, Angus bull and Reserve female;
Tommy Hudspeth, St. Cloud Chapter,
the Angus heifer and Reserve Champion
bull; Kenneth Sutton, Kathleen Chap-
ter, Brahman bull; Don Deadwyler,
Sebring Chapter, Champion and ReServe
Brahman heifers; Dale Utter, DeLand
Chapter, Hereford bull; and Arcadia
Chapter, Reserve Hereford bull; Carey
Kirkley, Tavares Chapter, Hereford
female; and Bill Foster, DeLand Chapter,
Reserve Hereford female; Craig Griffin,
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The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1957
The Trenton FFA Chapter's Annual Steer Show was held on the Court House Grounds, with Wesley Patrick, Star Farmer of
America, from Quitman, Georgia, as the main speaker. Mr. 7im Pace gave a grooming demonstration and the University of
Florida judging team judged the animals entered. 15 steers were entered in the show by.members of the Chapter. The Chapter
Advisory Committee composed of Billy Colson, Chairman, Stacy Quincey, W. C. Rogers, 7. W. Miller, and Z. G. Bryant,,planned
and made arrangements for the show.
Dairy Cattle Judging Team
JIMMY KIRKLAND, 17 years of age, Chair-
man of the Dairy Cattle Judging Team,
helps to operate a small dairy. His
present project program includes Forestry
and commercial vegetables. After graduat-
ing from high school, he is planning on
attending the Ranger School at Lake City,
which is a division of the School of For-
estry at the University of Florida,
FRED WEBB, 16 years of age, has worked
at a dairy near his home for experience
and training in the business. His present
project program is commercial gardening,
with plans to secure some beef and dairy
BILL ETHERIDGE, 15 years of age, is work-
ing at a local dairy near Gainesville. Bill
is studying the dairy business, not only
in the classroom but while he is at work,
and has high hopes of some clay owning
a herd of dairy cattle.
Beef Judging Team
MURRAY TEUTON, 16 years old, Chairman
of the Beef Judging Team, farms with
his grandfather. He had two Angus
steers which he sold in the J. D .Odom
Livestock Show and Sale in Gainesville.
Also, Pe grows corn, indigo and pangola
hay for feed, which he uses to fatten his
steers and to feed his 13 head of Angus
To utilize the peanuts which he grows
with his corn, he fattens about 20 head
of hogs each year, which are sold during
the winter. He plans to attend college.
BILLY GRIGGs, another 16 year old mem-
ber of the Beef Judging Team, buys day
old calves to raise for market. After
Members of the Gainesville Chapter's Livestock judging Teams at the State Fair
that won the State Championship, receiving the Fla. State Fair Trophy, Standing:
Beef Cattle Judging Team, Billy Griggs, Richard Tillis, and Murray Teuton, E. B.
Turlington. Chapter Adviser and Vocational Agriculture Teacher. Dairy Cattle
Team: Billy Etheridge, 7immy Kirkland, and Fred Webb. Swine Judging
Team: In front, 7immy Powell, Tommy Downs, and 7erry Austin.
keeping them on a small plot near his
home, he later transfers them to pasture
on his grandfather's place near LaCrosse.
Also, he is planning on attending college,
while building up his herd of pure bred
RICHARD TI.LIS, 15 years old, showed a
Hereford calf in the Odom Show. In the
show last year he took two seconds with
a steer and in the record book competi-
tion. He farms about 30 acres of corn
and peanuts, besides growing hay for his
cattle. Also, he has added a new feed-
ing barn with storage facilities to the
buildings at his home.
TOMMY DOWNS, 16 years of age, is raising
hogs on his father's 1oo acre farm and by
farming with his father, he has use of a
tractor and equipment to raise feed for
his swine project.
JIMMY POWELL, 16 years of age, says that
his brother-in-law, Harold McCullars, an
auctioneer at the livestock market, got
him interested in swine, even though he
does not have any place in which he can
raise hogs. Besides being interested in
working at the livestock market Jimmy
has shown great interest in cooperating
with the Chapter in many of its activi-
The following salute the State Champion Gainesville FFA Livestock Judging Chapter:
GAINESVILLE LIVE STOCK MARKET
"Fla.'s. Oldest & Largest"
Auctions-Mondays Cattle only
Tuesday Hogs, Horses & Mules
L. H. Thompson. Mgr.-Harold L. McCullars, Auctioneer
JOHNSON & FARIS, INC.
Seed, Feed and Fertilizer
224 N.W. Eighth Avenue
Phone FR 2-0476
FLORIDA MOTOR AND EQUIPMENT COMPANY
E. Coy Strickland
502 South Main Street
SUNNYLAND PACKING COMPANY
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Slate Champion Swine judging Team,
Bradford Chapter at Starke: P. C.
Hutchins. adviser and members 7ohn
Allen Shadd, T. 7. Mann and j. T.
Swine Judging Team
JrF.RR AUS1IN, 17 years of age, Chairman
of the Swine Judging Team. lies on an
118 acre farm and raises Duoc hogs.
His project program includes sis brood
sows, one.registered boar. and corn grown
for feed. Also, he helps in growing sege-
tables on the truck farm at home.
He hopes to see a Swine Show esiah
lished in Gainessille on the same order
as the Fat Steer Show.
T. J. MANN, 17 years of age and a Junior
in High School, has as his main project
six sows and 4 barrows Also. he gros
20 acres of Dixie 18 corn Since becom-
ing a member of the FFA. he has been
greatly interested in making improve
ments on the family farm and around
his home. Also, he has shown a great
interest in repairing equipment and ma-
J. T. PARRISH, 17 sears of age and a Junior
in High School, is Viice.President of the
Bradford Chapter and has been %ery ac-
tive in Chapter activities since becoming
a Future Farmer His project program
includes two head of dairy heifer cables,
three head of gills and 27 head of wine.
along with 12 acres of corn and peanuts.
5 acres of peas. 2 acres of pasture,. and
a home garden. J. T. has done most of
the improvement projects and supple-
mentary farm practices 'that a Future
Farmer usualUy achieves in four years.
though he has only been fn the Future
Farnhers for two years. His plans are
to attend the Forestry School at Lake
City, after graduating from high school.
JOHN ALLEN SHADD, JR., 15 sears of age,
a sophomore in High School, is a Green
Hand, since this is his first year in the
Future Farmer Chapter, but has a vern
excellent project program which includes
ones steer, 8 head of beef cows, 5 acres of
improved pasture and 1/2 acre of home
garden. His plans are to get established
In the cattle business and in doing so, is
doing many of the supplemental farm
practices and improvements that a Future
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State President's Call
By the power vested in me as State President of the Florida Association,
Future Farmers-of America, I hereby issue a call for our twerty.ninth Annual
State Convention to meet at Daytona Beach, Florida, 7une 10 through 14,
All chartered Chapters in good standing with the Stale Association and
National Organization are entitled to select and send two delegates each,
from the active membership, and those candidates nominated for the Stale
Farmer Degree by the Executive Officers Committee of the Florida .ssocia-
lion, and all District and Area contest winners.
As a state association, we have accomplished many outstanding things this
past year and at this, our 29th annual convention, plans will be made for
another very important year ahead. Regular business will be transacted,
state contests held and awards made.
On behalf of the state officers,.I wish to welcome all the delegates, state
farmer applicants, and all participants in the various contests, to the state
convention and invite all of you to contribute your part in making this, t ie
twenty-ninth annual convention, a fitting climax for this year's activities.
P. K. BECK
Florida Association, FFA
Highlights at Convention
Delegate Dinner Quartet and Harmonica Contests
Tractor Driving Contest Selection of State Sweetheart
Softball and Horse Shoe Pitching Awarding State Farmer Degree
Contests Election and Installation of Officers
Parliamentary Procedure Contest Special Awards
Public Speaking and String Band Beach Swimming
Contests Special Luncheon
Bandshell Program Annual Fish Fry
FFA Foundation Awards
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One of the first slops in Chicago for touring FFA officers on their goodwill tour of
American cities and industry was to visit 7ohn L. McCaffrey, Chairman of the Board of
International Harvester Company and recently-elected Chairman of the FFA Founda-
tion Sponsoring Committee. As Chairman of the Committee, Mr. McCaffrey will be
responsible for soliciting contributions from business, industry, and organizations to
make up the National FFA Foundation's 1957 budget of nearly $200,000. These funds
provide prizes and awards to young farmer members in recognition of outstanding
achievement in some phase of FFA work. National President, 7ohn Haid, 7r., wishes
Chairman McCaffrey success in his fund drive for FFA.
Left to right: 7ames Quincey, )'ice-President from Trenton, Fla.; 7ames Brandt,
State FFA President from Pearl City, Ill.; John Haid, 7r., Siloam Springs, Ark.; Wesley
Patrick, Star Farmer of America from Quitman, Ga.; Pete Knutson, Vice-President
from Miles City, Mont.; Mr. MfCalfrey; 7erry Ringo, Vice-President from Rothwell,
Ky.; Victor Cappucci, fr., Vice-President from Mehoopany, Pa.; and Jerry Litton,
Student Secretary from Chillicothe, Mo.
McCaffrey Is Elected Chairman
Of FFA Sponsoring Committee
JOHN L. McCAFFRLv, Chairman of the
Board of International Harsester Com-
pan), Chicago, Illinois, has been elected
Chairman of the Sponsoring Committee
for the Future Farmers of America
Foundation. Inc., an organization which
provides an award program to recognize
the achievements of outstanding farm
boy students of vocational agriculture.
He succeeds Clark W. Davis of E. I.
duPont deNemours Sc Company, Inc.,
Wilmington, Delaware. As Chairman of
the Sponsoring Committee, Mr. McCaf-
frey will be responsible for soliciting
funds to continue the FFA Foundation's
award program during the coming year.
Representatives of 89 donors to tne
FFA Foundation attended the meeting
at Washington, D. C., in which Mr. Mc-
Caffrey was elected.
A 1957 budget of $193.69o.oo was
adopted by the Foundation's Board of
Trustees, according to a report made at
the meeting by Dr. W. T. Spanton, Di.
rector of the Agricultural Education
Branch in the U. S. Office of Education,
and Chairman of the FFA Foundation
Boaid of Trustees. A review of g95i
included information that contributions
totalling $181,374.00 from 277 donors
were received during the )ear. Miscel-
laneous income and interest on reserve
funds brought the total income to
Foundation expenditures during the
year amounted to $17o,o36.84, of which
$146.9o5.51 was for Future Farmers of
America prizes and awards, 1.4,378.oo for
New Farmers of America awards, and
$8,753.33 for printing and other admi-is
Best known of the awards sponsored by
the Foundation is the Star Farmer of
America prize of $S,ooo.oo given each
year at the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City, Missouri, to the Future
Farmer who is judged the nation's most
outstanding in farming and leadership.
Wesley Patrick, Quitman. Georgia. win-
ner of the Star Farmer award last year,
appeared as a speaker before the donor
group in their Washington meeting.
Many other State and national prizes
are provided by the Foundation in such
fields as public speaking, farm mechanics,
farm electrification, soil and water man-
agement, farm safety, and livestock judg-
ing. Included. according to Dr. Span-
ton. are about 45,00o medals awarded
each year to boys who are most outstand-
ing in their local FFA chapters.
The FFA Foundation is administered
by a 15-member Board of Trustees com-
posed entirely of men who are working
in the field of agricultural education.
The business and industrial concerns, or-
eanizations, and individuals who con-
tribute to the Foundation have organized
(Continued on page 14)
G. K. Patrick, Manager of the General Electric Company's Educational Relations and
Corporate Support Senvice, presents the Company's 1957 contribution to the Future
Farmers of America Foundation to 7ohn Haid, President of the F.F.A. Haid
accepted the check on behalf of the Foundation at a luncheon held by General Electric,
one of the charter sponsors of the Foundation .... .t left is G. A. Reitz. Manager-
Educational Program Development for General Electric and at right is Dr. W. T.
Spanton, U. S. Office of Education, the national advisor to F.F.,4.
The Forida Future Farmer for Spring, 1917
Some of the applications of spray equip-
ment on farms were demonstrated and
others were discussed when the nation's
star farmer and national student offi-
cers of the Future Farmers of America
visited The DeVilbiss Company in To-
ledo, 0., recently.
On a month-long national tour, Star
Farmer Wesley Patrick, of Georgia, was
accompanied by John M. Haid, national
president of FFA from Arkansas; Jerry
Ringo from Kentucky, Victor Cappucci
from Pennsylvania, Pete Knutson of
Montana and James Quincey of Florida,
all vice presidents, and Jerry Litton, sec-
retary, from Missouri. In Toledo, they
were joined by John Toppe, Ohio State
FFA president, D. R. Purkey and James
Dugan of the Ohio State Department of
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S MUTUAL Z-12. P.O.BOX 912. LAKELAND, FLA.
M. R. Scofield, Rt. I, Dover, purchased a
mail box from the Turkey Creek FFA
Chapter. Wayne and Audrey Smith,
members of the Chapter, assisted him in
setting up posts. Photo by Bill Friend,
(Continued from page 3)
Honorary State Farmer Degree 1930,
Honorary American Farmer Degree 1956.
Doyle E. Conner, Starke, Speaker of the
1957 House of Representatives; 1946-47
State FFA President; 1948-49 President,
The Florida Future Farmer 13
George Stone, Escambia County Re-
presentative, Walnut Hill; Vocational
Agricultural Teacher at Walnut Hill.
Morrison Kimbrough, Santa Rosa
County Representative, Chumuckla; for-
mer member of the Jay Chapter.
W. E. Bishop, Senator 14th District,
Lake City; American Farmer, former
member of the Aucilla Chapter.
Sam Mitchell, Washington County
John J. Crews, Jr. Baker County
Wayne O. Manning, Holmes County
Representative, Ponce de Leon; Voca-
tional Teacher at Ponce de Leon.
B. D. (Georgia Boy) Williams, Colum-
bia County Representative, Lake City;
former member of the Bonifay Chapter.
William V. Chappell, Jr., Marion
County Representative, Ocala.
J. W. McAlpin, Hamilton County
Representative, White Springs; former
Adviser of the White Springs Chapter.
Allison R. Strickland, Citrus County
Representative, Inverness; former member
of the Citrus Chapter.
Henry W. Land, Orange County
Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Honorary State Farmer Degree 1949;
Honorary American Farmer Degree 1954.
Randy Brown, Reddick FFA Chapter,
Future Farmer Attache in the Legislature.
Not shown: Richard Yates, Member of
Clewiston FFA Chapter, Assistant Serge-
ant-at-Arms, House of Representatives.
Florida's Future Farmers
are on the Road to Success
Peter Niles says: "Conventions can be more
successful in Jacksonville and West Palm
Beach with time-saving machinery such as
modern convention facilities, all rooms air
conditioned, free radios, free television, and
the planning know-how that makes conven-
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delegates in Jacksonville and 1,000 in West
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While visiting The B. F. Goodrich Company Research Center in Brecksuille, Ohio, on
their goodwill tour recently, eight representatives of the Future Farmers of America
were shown the first tire ever vulcanized by atomic energy. Here, Dr. Charles Stockman,
who is in charge of nuclear vulcanization for B. F. Goodrich, explains that the tire is
the first large commercial item ever processed by nuclear radiation and represents the
'first basic change in the "curing" of rubber products since the discovery of vulcaniza-
tion in 1839. Standing, left to right: Jerry Litton, national FFA student secretary,
Chillicothe, Mo.; 7ohn M. Haid, 7r., national FFA president, Siloam Springs, Ark.;
Dr. Stockman; James Quincey, Southern Region FFA vice president, Trenton, Fla.;
Victor Cappucci, 7r., North Atlantic Region FFA vice president, Mehoopany, Pa.;
John Poppe, Ohio FFA president, New Bremen, Ohio; Wesley H. Patrick, Star Farmer
of America, Quitman, Ga. Kneeling, left to right: Jerry Ringo, Central Region FFA
vice president, Rothwell, Ky.; Rogerric Knutsen, Pacific Region FFA vice president,
Miles City, Montana.
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a donors' "Sponsoring Committee" for
the purpose of raising funds. It. is this
committee that Mr. McCaffrey will head
during the remainder of 1957.
In general, the Foundation program
for 1957 will remain similar to last year's.
Significant changes include increasing
the amount of Star State Farmer awards
from $100 to $2oo; providing funds to
help State Public Speaking winners with
transportation expenses to Regional con-
tests; and adopting a five-zone system for
figuring American Farmer awards so
that boys will receive $75 to $175, de-
pending upon distance travelled to Kan-
sas City, instead of the flat $1oo prize,
that has been provided in the past.
Several increases also were made in
the amounts of awards provided for the
New Farmers of America.
Donald Adams Appointed
Director of Development
DONALD ADAMS, former State FFA Presi-
dent in 1943, and winner of the State and
Tri-State Public Speaking Contest, was
recently appointed Director of Agricul-
tural Development for the Florida Power
and Light Company of Miami, as an-
nounced by President and General Man-
ager, Robert H. Fite.
He will work closely with those inter-
ested in agriculture in helping to build
Florida's agricultural economy. He and
Mrs. Adams, with their two children,
Donnie and Bennett, plan to live in Pa-
latka, where his headquarters will be, be-
cause of its location to the agricultural
area served by the company.
The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1951
and FFA For
CARLTON O'STEEN recently purchased his
own farm, 16o acres, near High Springs
and Alachua in Alachua County. Prior
to this time he was in partnership with
his father, Mr. W. A. O'Steen, of Alachua,
He began his farming career while a
young boy in vocational agriculture in
High Springs High School. He was active
in FFA work and took vocational agricul-
ture for four years in high school. It was
in 1948-49 that he really became estab-
lished in farming. This year, he farmed
3oo acres on a 50-50 basis with his father.
This was a continuing operation for the
next four years, or until 1952. In 1952,
Carlton was drafted for military service.
He served for two years in the U. S.
Army and saw action in Korea.
While a member of the High Springs
FFA Chapter, Carlton served on judging
teams and was very active in all phases of
the chapter's program of work. He held
various offices in the local chapter. His
keen interest in farming and his desire to
become a farmer are attested to by his
list of FFA activities and achievements.
In 1948-49, he received the State Farmer
Degree and the State Farm Mechanics
Award. In 1952, he received the American
Farmer Degree from the National FFA
Organization at their National Convention
in Kansas City.
During the first four years in partner-
ship farming, Carlton accumulated con-
siderable farm equipment and some re-
serve capital: However, during his tour
in service he had some unfortunate fin-
ancial trouble. This trouble caused the
delay of purchasing his own farm until
1957. After returning from service in
1954 he again farmed in partnership with
his father. Their operation was general
farming consisting of row crops of corn
and peanuts for feed and many crops of
tobacco, watermelons, cantaloupes, and
allotted peanut acreage. His major live-
stock herds were hogs and cows. Grazing
crops planted were millet, rye, oats, wheat
and sweet lupine. For winter feed 2oo-
25o tons of corn silage were produced
and stored in a trench silo.
In April, 1955, he married Miss Jean
Green of Alachua and moved his bride
to his brother's farm of 16o acres. He
rented this 160 acres and farmed it on his
own in addition to the partnership opera-
tion of 2oo acres with his father. He
uses modern equipment and does practi-
The Florida Future Farmer
Carlton O'Steen, former FF4 member, feeding his pure bred Durocs.
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cally all the work of planting, cultivating,
managing his livestock, etc. Additional
help is used during harvest periods of
He moved on his own farm in February
of this year. In addition to the 160 acres
in his own farm he has rented an addi-
tional 160 acres. His plans for the 1957
crop year are to grow 3.5 acres of tobacco,
so acres of millet followed by peanuts,
R5 acres of watermelons followed by alyce
clover for hay, and 232 acres of corn. He
has 40 acres of permanent pasture.
His livestock consists of 37 head of
cattle and n1o head of hogs. In addition
to this livestock, he moved on his new
farm with two tractors and equipment,
plus special equipment, such as corn
picker, tobacco transplanter, hammer mill,
two rubber tire wagons, one two-ton
truck, one pick-up truck, personal auto-
mobile and miscellaneous hand tools.
Also, he and Jean have enough household
furniture for very comfortable living.
Carlton's livestock herds are high grade
dams and purebred sires. He has a
purebred Angus bull and a purebred
Duroc boar. He is following a close and
successful grading-up breeding program.
One of the first jobs on his new farm
was to build a trench silo for storage of
winter feed. He has rearranged and con-
structed new fences so that he can start a
crop rotation program the first year. Also,
he has constructed new farrowing pens
and remodeled equipment storage sheds
and other farm buildings.
In planning his farming operation,
Carlton is very careful to plan a year-
round feeding program for his livestock.
He practices approved methods in caring
for his sows at farrowing time and his
cattle at calving time. His sows give him
a little better than two litters of pigs per
year. He says, "To make money on hogs
never let them get hungry and never let
them see a birthday (one year)." He
plans his feeding program so that he
can put his hogs on the market at ap-
proximately six to eight months of age.
His grazing program is supplemented
with corn, protein and necessary minerals.
Carlton says that FFA and vocational
agriculture training have inspired him on
many occasions. He says that his voca-
tional agriculture training furnished him
with a foundation for farming-a founda-
tion that taught him the value of good
management, soil and water conservation,
and the importance of following and
keeping up with approved practices and
changes in the field of agriculture.
To keep up with the latest in agricul-
ture and to increase his technical and
managerial knowledge and ability, he is
enrolled in the.Veterans Farm Training
Program. He attends classes weekly at
the Santa Fe High School.
Carlton has great plans for his new
farm. He has in mind a new farm home,
new crop and equipment storage facilities,
and an irrigation system.
Although he leads a busy farm life of
long hours, Carlton finds time to be a
good community man. He is a member
of Alachua County Farm Bureau, Ameri-
can Legion, and an active member of
Forest Grove Baptist Church and Sunday
Carlton's most recent achievement came
this year. He was chosen by the Gaines-
ville Junior Chamber of Commerce as
the Outstanding Young Farmer of
Alachua County for 1957.
To the Vocational Agriculture Program
and the Future Farmers of America, Carl-
ton says-THANKS FOR AN OPPOR-
The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1957
VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
THE VOCATIONAL Agriculture programs over Station WDBO-TV in Orlando will be
completing their second continuous year and are receiving National recognition.
The credit for this belongs to the boys, girls, teachers, and their Coordinator,
J. B. Johnson of the Orlando Boone High School. Programs for the next three
months on Saturdays at 12:oo noon are as follows:
Date (1957) Subject Teacher Place
April 20 Selecting Plants for Home
Beautification ......... P. T Dicks. ............. Chiefland
April 27 Diseases of Citrus............... Elmer Badger .............. Ocoee
May i Voc. Home Economics ............ Mrs. Belle Brooks...... Voc. School,
May 4 Voc. Home Economics............ Orlando
May 11 District FFA Winners........... J. Bates Johnson............. Boone
May 18' Protecting Game and Wildlife.. .H. L. Fagan.............. DeLand
May 25 Fertilizing Bearing Citrus........Jack Millican ............. Umatilla
June i Water Safety .................. C. L. Varner, Orlando Rec. Dir.
Orlando Rec. Dept.
June 8 Constant Mist System of Rooting. C. M. Lawrence........... Lakeland
June 15 FFA State Convention ..........A. R. Cox.... Fla. State Ex. Sec. FFA
June 22 Variety Show........ ......... Lloyd Stalvey ............ St. Cloud
June 29 Highway Safety ................. R. H. Hargrave
Lakeview, Winter Garden
July 6 Breeds of Beef Cattle............ James C. Northrop ......... DeLand
July 13 Stocking Lakes With Game Fish.. M. R. Avery............. Leesburg
uly 20 Civil Defense.................. Vern Wilson...... (Boone) Orlando
uly 27 FFA Forestry Camp............ H. A. Henley..... (Boone) Orlando
Fat Stock Show
(Continued from page 4)
Chapter; Ernie Ford Rupert, Carey Kirkley, Asta-
tula; CL Zento Rupert 55, Clewiston FFA Chapter;
SH Publican Lad 4, LaBelle FFA Chapter; Senior
calves (2): CL Zento Rupert 46, Wauchula FFA
Chapter, SCF Larry Domino, Zack Tribble, De-
Land; Junior yearlings (3): SL Trumodel Domino
(champion), Dale Utter, DeLand; SH Zato Mixer
(reserve champion), Arcadia FFA Chapter; CMR
Mischief Domino 138, Bobby Sallette, Fort Pierce;
Hereford females-Senior calves (6): AES Larry-
eta 340 (champion), Tavares FFA Chapter; DC
Miss Larry Domino 79, Allen Peacock, Plant City;
FFA Princess, Jack Sassard, Jr., DeLand; FFA Star
Maid 3, Frank Tatum, DeLand: FFA Rotary Ann
6, DeLand FFA; Junior yearlings (3): FFA Princess
Return (reserve champion), Bill Foster, DeLand;
FFA Rosemere Jewel 2, DeLand FFA; FFA Princess
Brum, DeLand FFA.
Shorthorn bulls-Senior calves (1): Royal Hi Ho
Victory (champion), Ray L. Rhodes, Ocala;
Shorthorn females-Junior calves (3): Mina Peg
7th, Shelly G. Swift, Ocala; Broadhooks Maid 29th,
Swift; Welshman's Jealousy 2d, Ocala FFA Chap-
ter; Senior calves (1): Broadhooks Rose 6th
(champion), Craig Griffin, Tavares; Senior year-
lings (I): 4N Broadhooks 24th, Swift; Two-year-
olds (1): R. V. Royal Lady, Rhodes.
(Continued from page 7)
Tavares Chapter, Shorthorn female.
Receiving bulls through the Sears Roe-
buck Foundation's Improved Breeding
Program were: Wimauma, Sarasota,
Clewiston, Belle Glade, and Starke
Receiving heifers through winning the
Sears-Roebuck Improved Breeding Pro-
gram were: J. F. Williams Chapter, Live
Oak, Brandon Chapter, Fort Meade
Chapter, Turkey Creek Chapter.
In the Fat Steer Show at the Fair, Don
Deadwyler, Sebring Chapter, showed the
heavy and middle weight Champions and
Milton McMillan, DeLand Chapter, the
light weight Champion, in the FFA
In the first state wide Poultry Judging
Contest the Lee Chapter, team members
Alvin Henderson, Lynndon Pickles, Ed-
ward Almond, won first place.
One of Leesburg FFA's purebred Here-
ford heifers poses here with school
officials and chapter officers. Shown,
left to right, are: M. R. Avery, chapter
advisor; John Lee, president; H. C. Con-
nell, treasurer; Charles Kenner, sentinel;
Ralph Twiss, reporter; Carman Miller,
vice president; Billy Parrish, seGretary; and
Ray Hayes, supervising principal of Lees-
burg High School. The animal is a
daughter of Publican Domino BRT, herd
sire at Spring Hammock Farms, Leesburg.
SOUTHEAST ALABAMA, NORTH FLORIDA, AND
SOUTHWEST GEORGIA AREA
VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
THE VOCATIONAL Agriculture programs over Station WTVY-TV in Dothan,
Alabama are in their second year of continuous operation. Teachers of Alabama,
Georgia and Florida are cooperating in presenting a 15 minute program each Sat-
urday. The time of the program will vary and advise that you consult the Voca-
tional Agriculture teacher, your TV Station, or your local newspaper. The first
five months of the second year's program will be as follows:
Controlling Flies..... ..........J. S. Bass..........Wicksburg, Ala.
Irrigation ...................... Clarence Duke..... Attapulgus, Ga.
Odd Projects .................. C. M. Cook.........Ft. Gaines, Ga.
District Winners, Ala............. B. L. Martin.......... Ozark, Ala.
Farm Machinery Maintenance.... Arol Hudson......... Vernon, Fla.
District Winners, Fla............. R. F. Toole......... Marianna, Fla.
Breeds of Dairy Cattle........... W. C. Revell... .Poplar Springs, Fla.
District Winners, Ga........... Ben Strickland......... Climax, Ga.
Food Preservation............... G. D. Ward...... Cottonwood, Ala.
Vocational Agriculture Program. D. E. Treadwell...... Bonifay, Fla.
State FFA Winners, Ala.......... L. E. Porter......... Abbeville, Ala.
State FFA Winners, Fla.......... J. W. Brown........... Sneads, Fla.
Fitting Dairy Cattle............ Charles Bailey...... Bainbridge, Ga.
Operating Farm Machinery......G. D. Ward......Cottonwood, Aia.
Breeds of Beef Cattle............ B. A. Johnson..New Brockton, Ala.
Variety Program................ M. H. Roney....... Rehobeth, Ala.
Care of Farm Tools............Lloyd Palmer..West Bainbridge, Ga.
WEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA AREA
VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
THE VOCATIONAL Agriculture programs over Station WEAR-TV, Pensacola, are
being continued for the second continuous year. The credit for this belongs to
the boys and girls, teachers and their Coordinator for Florida, L. T. Sewell, Tate
High School in Gonzalez, and for Alabama, B. C Nix, Foley, Alabama.. The pro-
grams on Saturday at 10:15 A.M. C.S.T. until April 28, when they will be viewed
at 9:15 A.M. C.S.T. are as follows:
Date (1957) Subject Teacher Place
April 6 Rural Mail Box Program......... Glynn Key............ Walnut Hill
April 13 Selecting Beef Type.............. C. W. Grant......... Fairhope, Ala.
April 2o State Farmer Candidates.........Gordon Walther .............Baker
April 27 Corn Production................ B. H. Nall .......Bay Minette, Ala.
May 4 District Winners-Alabama ...... B. C. Nix .............. Foley, Ala.
May ii District FFA Winners-Florida.... J. E. Baldwin............Paxton
May 18 Protecting Game and Wildlife.... M. J. Beard........Frisco City, Ala.
May 25 Farm Mechanics Program........ Glynn Key........... Walnut Hill
June 1 Pines as a Money Crop......... Edward Morse....DeFuniak Springs
June 8 Food Processing ............... Alvin Davis..............Allentown
June 15 Alabama FFA Convention.......B. C. Nix.............. Foley, Ala.
June 22 FFA Convention (Meet your new
FFA Leaders) .......... R. Farish ............. Gonzalez
June 29 Highway Safety................A. P. Hughes...............Milton
July 6 Stocking Lakes with Game Fish... 0. R. Farish.............. Gonzalez
July 13 To Be Announced...............H. W. Green..............Alabama
July 20 To Be Announced...............T. L. Barrineau ........... Florida
July 27 Farm and Home Safety.......... McArthur Hines .... Flomaton, Ala.
TAMPA BAY AREA
VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
THE VOCATIONAL Agriculture programs are to be seen on Wednesday morning,
6:30-7:00 on RFD-Florida over WFLA-TV, Channel 8, Tampa. The programs on
this station are now on a bi-weekly basis and are completing their second year in
operation. Mardi Lyles, Farm Service Director, WFLA-TV, is cooperating in pre-
senting programs. He visits the Chapters and some of the members and makes
film of what they are doing one week and it is presented the following week, as
Date (1957) Teacher Place
April 24 W. E. Moore.................Largo
May 8 Hiram Green............Wimauma
May 22 Willard L. Anderson.... Brooksville
June 5 Eugene Doss............... Mulberry
June 19 Lake K. Boyer..........Pinecrest
July 3 D. M. Nifong, Jr.. ......Plant City
The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1957
Groups can raise from 9300 to
01,500 in 21 days or less sell.
ing famous Mason candy bars.
No money is laid out in advance. You take
no risks. We will even show you samples
beforehand. Mason Candy is supplied on
consignment. Return what you don't sell.
Five 104 bars packed in each package with
your personalized wrapper at no extra
charge. You pay 30 days after receipt of
merchandise. Candy is sold by your group
at regular retail price. You make 204 on
every 504 sale.
You can't lose! Those fifty-cent sales grow
into big dollar profits. Mail coupon today!
Sell these dee-luscious Mason
candy bars Twin-Peaks (chocolate-
covered cocoanut), Walnut Fudge, Choco-
late Marshmallow, Dots, Black Crows and
Berries (assorted gum drops).
MR. JOHN STOY, Dept, B-io6
Mason, Box 549, Mineola, N. Y.
Gentlemen: Please send me samples
and information on your fund-raising
Plan. I understand this request in no
way obligates me.
Mason, Au & Magenheimer, Mineola, L. I., N.Y.
Florida's Efficient Corn Growing Program Award winners on trip to Memphis, Tennes-
see, Courtesy of Spencer Chemical Co. Front row, C. V. ones, Yr., Trenton FFA
Chapter; Advisers on trip were (Robert A. Campbell, Groveland and Henry Lunsford,
Alachua; and Herbert E. Brown, Trenton); Back row, Charles Emerson, Santa Fe FFA
Chapter, Alachua; Ronnie Merritts, Groveland FFA Chapter.
Florida FFA Boys Honored
For Corn Growing Ability
Three Florida boys were honored by Spencer Chemical Company for their corn-
growing ability and received an award of a three day, all-expense trip, to Memphis,
Tennessee. They were: (C. V. Jones, Jr., Trenton; Charles Emerson, Alachua; Ron-
nie Merritts, Groveland), accompanied by their Vocational Agriculture instructors
Herbert E. Brown, Henry C. Lunsford and Robert A. Campbell, respectively.
To qualify for the trip, each participant in the contest was required to grow
at least two acres of corn. On one plot he followed usual corn-growing practices
employed on his farm. On the other he used practices which, in his own judgement,
would contribute to a more efficient and more profitable yield. The aim of the
contest was to increase the participants' knowledge and use of efficient up-to-date
practices. Efficiency was stressed above maximum yield.
C. V. Jones' average yield on plots where new practices were employed was 114
bushels as compared to 74.6 from the usual practice plots. Despite greater expendi-
tures for seed, fertilizer and herbicides, the increased yield by employing the new
practices caused a 2o-cent average reduction in per-bushel production costs from 82
cents to 62 cents. This made the average profit per acre $68.og for the new plot as
compared to $39.36 for the old.
The chief practices which were added or intensified in establishing the new
practice plots were use of fertilizer and additional corn plants per acre. The average
stand per acre was increased from 9,600 to 13,800 plants per acre. Average fertilizer
application per acre was increased from 27.5 pounds to 97.7 pounds for nitrogen;
27.3 to 65.8 pounds for phosphorus; and 23.9 to 65.1 pounds for potassium.
Charles Emerson's average yield on the plot where new practices were employed
was 59 bu. as compared to 17 from the usual plot. Despite greater expenditures of
$3o.97 per acre on the new plot as against $17.33 for the old, he made $32.83 for
the new plot as compared to $3.07 for the old.
The average stand per acre was increased from 2,180 to 6,400 plants per acre.
Though he did not use any fertilizer in the old practices, he applied a fertilizer of
16 pounds nitrogen, 28 pounds phosphorus and 28 pounds of potassium to the new
Ronnie Merritts' yield on the plot where new practices were employed was 152
bushels compared to 113 bushels from the old practice. His cost per acre for the new
practices increased from $74.48 to $111.84, though his profit from the usual practice
was $61.12 to $70.56 under the new practices. The plant population was increased
from 16,1oo to 19,300 per acre. His fertilizer application was increased from 92 Ibs.
to 238 lbs. for nitrogen; 126 Ibs. to 140 lbs. phosphorus; and 114 lbs. to 196 lbs.
The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1957
The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Associa-
tion, Orlando, sponsored an all expense
trip for the State FFA demonstration Team
to the NJGVA in Atlanta, Georgia. Theron
Bostick, Turkey Creek FFA Chapter,
placed second in the production section
and 8th Nationally, receiving a beautiful
Benrus watch, gold pin, rosette, and
NJVGA jacket. He is shown above with
7ohn St. Martin, his Chapter Adviser, and
Joe Norton, Assistant Vegetable Crop
Specialist, also, he is State Exec. Sec. for
the NJVGA. Buddy Lariscy, and Ronald
Dyal accompanied Theron and participat-
ed in the National Judging, Grading and
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