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Title: The Florida future farmer
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165 Receive State Farmer Degree

165 members of the Florida Association, FFA received the State Farmer Degree at the State Convention in Daytona
Beach. The total labor income of these members from productive enterprises was $282,792.77. Each received at least
$5 from the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company. The best in three districts received $10 *, the best in two areas
received $25 ** and the Star State Farmer received $50 *** from them. The State Farmer Keys were presented by Flor-
ida Federation of Production Credit Associations. The three area winners received $75 (**) (***) from the Chilean
Nitrate Education Bureau.
Column A shows number of years in Vocational Agriculture and Column B the amount of labor income.


Singletary, James Odis
Bass, Farris
Etheridge, John Virgil
Garrett, Thomas E.
Webb, William Paul
Kirkland, Jack Wade
Givens, Wendell
Wilcox, Gerald
Baker, Alver Russell
Scott, Fern
Scott, Forrest
Ray, Daniel Durwood
Cunningham, Royce
Peacock, Fred E.
Williams, Dewayne Harold
Summerlin, Adrain
Brown, David
Miles, Billy Joe
Peterson, Charlie
Duce, John Barren, Jr.
Pittman, Milton
Yarbrough, Hugh Lamar
Dixon, Dearl
Senterfitt, Ronald W.
Thomas, James Donald
Olive, Clinton E.
Owens, Terry Edward
Early, James Allen
Wetherington, Eulie S. Jr.
Hood, Oliver Clyde
Hudson, Billy Eugene
Stewart, Dwight Durwood *

Dubroff, Lloyd
Woodberry, John Edward*
Braswell, Bruce
Jones, Clayton Avriett
McIntosh, Wilton Wayne
Johnson, Anson Curtis
Waters, Kenneth Wilson
Land, William H.
O'Steen, Arthur Matthew
Alligood, Charles Lerbie
Downs, Roger
Fletcher, Jimmy
Beauchamp, Wayne Earl

Beutke, Amos A.
Byran, Myron
Emerson, Charles
Jones, Calvin
Shepherd, Glen
Roberts, Emory
Trad, Charles Louis
Shaffer, James Elzie
Strawn, William Cherry
Kight, Leo Jimmy
Clyatt, Bobby
Howard, William Shands
Mattox, Johnny
Parrish, Marklee
Parrish, Walter E.
Waters, Harold
Barrington, John Wayne
Crapps, David Kenneth
Goff, John Leslie
Hingson, Joseph Theron
Johnson, Larry Curtis
Avery, Travis
Flowers, Retis C., Jr.
Jenkins, Perry Lamar ("*
Murphy, Edward
Phillips, Marvin, Jr.
Ross, George Wayne
Loadholtz, Edsel
Raulerson, William A.
Royster, Ralph Ray
Green, Allison Gabriel
Hart, Gary Alien
Langford, James Leroy
Lee, Edwin W.
Smith, Gerald Allison
Smith, William Louis
Wright, Clyde Eugene
Norman, Gerald Grandon
Sapp, Eldon Rudolph
Colson, Grady

Chapter Grade Age
Allentown 11 17
Baker 12 19
Baker 12 17
Baker 12 17
Baker 12 19
Bethlehem 12 17
Bonifay 11 16
Bonifay 11 16
Chipley 12 17
Cottondale 12 17
Cottondale 12 17
DeFuniak Springs 11 17
Escambia Farms 11 16
Escambia Farms 11 19
Tate (Gonzalez) 12 17
Tate (Gonzalez 12 18
Graceville 12 18
Graceville 12 17
Graceville 12 17
Greenwood 11 16
Greenwood 12 17
Greenwood 12 17
Jay 12 18
Laurel Hill 12 17
Laurel Hill 12 17
Malone 12 18
Malone 12 17
Paxton 11 18
Ponce de Leon 12 17
Vernon II 16
Vernon 12 17
Walnut Hill 12 17

Altha out
Havana 11
Jasper 12
Jasper 12
Jasper 12
Jennings 12
Jennings 12
Mayo 11
Mayo 11
Monticello 12
Quincy 12
Quincy 12
White Springs 12
AREA I $66,311.61

Santa Fe (Alachua) 12
Santa Fe (Alachua) 12
Santa Fe (Alachua) 12
Santa Fe (Alachua) 12
Bell 12
Bell 12
Bunnell 12
Callahan 12
Gainesville 12
Hastings 12
Lake Butler 11
Lake Butler 11
Lake Butler 12
Lake Butler 11
Lake Butler 11
Lake Butler 12
Live Oak-Suwannee 12
Live Oak-Suwannee 12
Live Oak-Suwannee 12
Live Oak-Suwannee 12
Live Oak-Suwannee 12
Live Oak-Williams 12
Live Oak-Williams 12
Live Oak-Williams 12
Live Oak-Williams 12
Live Oak-Williams 12
Live Oak-Williams 12
Macclenny 12
Macclenny 12
Melrose 11
Newberry 12
Newberry 12
Newberry 12
Newberry 12
Newberry 12
Newberry 12
Newberry 12
Starke 11
Starke 11
Trenton 12





Hall, Andrew Jeff
Jones, James M.
Rogers, Floyd

Luffman, Cecil Lamar
Krietemeyer, L. D.
Dempsey, William Robert
Langston, Joe M.
Peterson, Tommy
Clyatt, Leon
Partin, Edward L., Jr.
Kenyon, Leonard
Lowe, Artilee
McAteer, Robert R.
Swift, Shelly Ray
Alford, Abner James
Thompson, William B.
Griffin, Craig Davis (*)
Strosnider, Ronnie

Hebb, Johnny
Coddington, Bernard Ray
Morgan, Conley H.
Parrish, William Herman
Williams, James Marvin
Hewitt, Barry
Mosley, Claude
Collura, Louis
Croft, Darwin Drew
Jeter, Jeff, Jr.
Barefoot, Russell, Jr.
Hendrick, Earnest O.
Allred, Floyd
Bryan, Tommy C.
Young, Willis Edwin
Clark, Tommy
McCranie, John V.
Springer, Andrew C., Jr.
Weeks, Alan
Akins, Dan L.
Kirkland, Edward
Howell, Bobby
Keen, John Allen
McCullers, Charles (**)
Park, Ronald
Kinsey, Daniel George
Driggers, Wayne
Prosch, Richard Earl
Liles, Sidney Wilburn
McRoberts, Alton Haywood
Saffold, William Edward
Sweat, Lyle David
Dixon, Jimmy
Sutton, Donald
Thornhill, Bill
Bodiford, Raymond
Greene, Frank
Hinsz, Elmer

Friedheim, Louis
Prewitt, David W.
Williams, Mitchell (Shell)
Cooper, Don
Posey, Charles T.
Barnes, Ronnie
Carpenter, Dennis
Martens, Benny
Mixon, Robert Grady
Taylor, James Robert
Vernam, John Norman III
Herndon, Bill
Schoen, Karl F.
Davis, Edward H.
Lewis, Edward
Swift, Magnus Tate
Webb, Billy E.
Stuart, Clifford H.
Murray, Don
Deadwyler, Don (*)
Albritton, Wayne Larry
Smith, Donald
Turner, Morris

Chapter Grade Age
Trenton 12 17
Trenton 12 19
Trenton 12 17

Anthony 12 17
Anthony 11 16
Bushnell 12 17
Bushnell 11 16
Bushnell 11 16
Chiefland 12 17
Kissimmee 11 16
Ocala 12 17
Ocala 12 17
Ocala 12 17
Ocala 12 18
Reddick 12 19
Sanford 12 17
Tavares 12 18
Winter Garden 12 17
AREA II $139,188.57

Bartow 12 18
Bradenton 12 19
Bradenton 11 16
Bradenton 11 17
Bradenton 11 17
Brandon 12 17
Brandon 12 17
Dade City 12 18
Dade City 12 17
Dade City 12 17
Ft. Meade 11 17
Ft. Meade 11 18
Kathleen 12 18
Kathleen 12 18
Kathleen 12 20
Lakeland 12 17
Lakeland 12 17
Lakeland 12 17
Lakeland 12 18
Mulberry 12 17
Mulberry 12 17
Plant City, Sr. 12 17
Plant City, Sr. 12 17
Plant City, Sr. 12 17
Plant City, Sr. 12 17
Sarasota 12 18
Turkey Creek 12 18
Turkey Creek 12 17
Wimauma 12 18
Wimauma 12 18
Wimauma 12 17
Wimauma 12 17
Winter Haven 12 17
Winter Haven 12 17
Winter Haven 12 18
Zephyrhills 12 18
Zephyrhills 12 17
Zephryhills 12 18

Belle Glade 12 18
Clewiston 12 17
Clewiston 12 18
Hialeah 12 17
Hialeah 11 16
S. Dade-Homestead 12 17
S. Dade-Homestead 11 16
S. Dade-Homestead 12 17
S. Dade-Homestead 12 18
S. Dade-Homestead 12 18
S. Dade-Homestead 12 18
Miami-Edison 12 18
Miami-Edison 12 17
Miami Jackson 12 17
Miami Jackson 12 17
Miami Jackson 12 18
North Miami 12 17
Patokee 12 18
Pompano 12 18
Sebring 12 17
Wauchula 12 18
Wauchula 12 17
Wauchula 12 18

) (B)




AREA III $77,292.59
STATE ....................... $282,792.77

By Way of Editorial Comment:

"Florida Soils and Land Use"


ANY ONE WHO studies Florida soils and land use must inevitably come to the conclu-
sion that forest farming, the establishment and management of timber crops, must
play a leading role in the agricultural economy of the state if we are to realize the
greatest cash income and employment potential from our 45,111,040 acres. Land use
classifications vary but agree that forest and "wild land" acreage is in excess of 60
percent of the State's total.
There are limited areas in Florida
where the soil permits highly specialized
farming usually for. specific crops and
where forest farming has no place.
By the same token, there are vast areas
which are primarily suited to timber grow-
ing and where the landowner is pressed
to find enough tillable soil to meet even
family subsistence needs.
Where the latter condition prevails,
timber farming and harvesting operations
offers the rural resident his most reliable
Even where the family acreage is suited
to an adequate crop and livestock pro-
gram, there are usually land patches
within the holding that do not qualify
for intensive management but are capable
of supplementing family income, usually
when most needed, if they are devoted to
forest crops and given fire protection and
a very few essential considerations.
Farmers as a class have not regarded
trees as a crop and are only now begin-
ning to recognize the varied products that
a patch of timber may produce and to
know something of their unit values.
Some of this awakening may be at- WILLIAM JACOBS
tribute to the fact that the leaders in
Florida's vocational agricultural program professional foresters served as itinerant
were alert to these possibilities almost 3o instructors or put on demonstrations;
years ago and joined forces with the Flor- and a summer camp was established
ida Forest Service to write forest farming where representatives of the FFA Chap-
into the agricultural high school curricu- ters might receive field instruction under
lum and the Future Farmer Chapter pro- experienced foresters.
gram. Manuals of instruction were pro- These things have paid off. Some of
vided: teaching outlines made available; the boys who were first to experience
practical projects suggested; seed, seed- these things are themselves leaders in
lings and even land were made available; (Continued on page 16)
The Coer State Officers and Parents: State President P. K. Beck and
T he over his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Beck; Sam Brewer and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Brewer; Terry McDavid and his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. F. McDavid; and Don Clemmons and his father, Ray M. Clemmons. The
Honorary State Farmer Degree was presented to the fathers and the mothers received
a special Certificate of Merit, at the 29th annual State FFA Convention.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XVIII, No. 3
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.

President ....................Lloyd Dubroff, Altha
1st Vice-President........Lamar Jenkins, Live Oak
2nd Vice-President...............Bill Land, Mayo
3rd Vice-President........Bill Thompson, Sanford
4th Vice-President........Donald Smith, Wauchula
5th Vice-President..........Gene Hudson, Vernon
6th Vice-President.... Charles McCullers, Plant City
Executive Secretary........ A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser ...........H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

President..John M. Haid, Jr., Siloam Springs, Ark.
1st Vice Pres............Jerry Ringo, Rothwell, Ky.
2nd Vice Pres..Victor Cappucci, Jr., Mehoopany, Pa.
3rd Vice Pres...Rogerric Knutson, Miles City, Mont.
4th Vice-Pres.........James Quincey, Trenton, Fla.
Student Sec'y........Jerry Litton, Chillicothe, Mo.
Exec. Sec'y......William Paul Gray, Wash., D. C.
Exec. Treasurer ...... R. E. Bass, Woodstock, Va.
Nat. Adviser....Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash., D. C.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1957





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THE 29TH Annual State FFA Convention
and Leadership Conference is history
now, but several new marks were made in
the history book. Many letters of con-
gratulations have been received from co-
operators and friends in attendance. From
the standpoint of attendance by delegates,
parents, cooperators and friends, it was
the best Convention in the history of the
Again the beautiful and comfortable
Peabody Auditorium was used for the
indoor convention activities. Many honor-
ed guests were on hand for the occasion,
including: James Quincey, national vice
president for the Southern Region, Tren-
ton, Florida; officers representing the
Georgia and Tennessee associations in the
Southern Region, and Tom Warlow from
Wales, England, exchange student from
the Young Farmers' Clubs of Great Bri-
tain. Their pleasing personalities and
cooperation, along with those of the
others in attendance at the convention,
helped in carrying out the theme "A
Challenging Youth Program in a Chang-
ing World."
REGISTRATION, housing, interviewing of
candidates for state office, athletic con-
tests and the tractor driving contest held
the spotlight during the first day. Future
Farmers filled their headquarters, the
Princess Issena hotel, and many of the
surrounding hotels. The Winter Haven
chapter team won the state softball cham-
pionship, defeating the Branford chapter
team by a score of 3 to o, and the state
tractor driving contest was won by Jack
Kirkland of Bethlehem. The state cham-
pionship in horseshoe pitching was won
by the Wauchula chapter team, composed
of Buddy Williami and Roy Winegard.
Farm and Ranch Publishing Company
of Nashville, Tennessee, were hosts at
Delegate's and Adviser's Dinner, held at
Princess Issena hotel at 5:00 p.m. The
enjoyable event was attended by over 300oo
delegates, state officers, members and
friends. The LaBelle String Band furnish-
ed some excellent music at various times
during the program. The Invocation was
given by Sam Brewer of Laurel Hill, 6th
vice president, and a short welcome by
P. K. Beck of Chiefland, state president,
who acted as Master of Ceremonies. R.
W. "Duke" Stanley, circulation director,
was a very genial host in welcoming the
delegates and advisers to the dinner.
The state officers presented FFA Lapel
Pins to Henry DeVerner, manager of the
Peabody Auditorium, John Callahan,
manager of Daytona Beach convention

Receiving the Honorary State Farmer Degree on Tuesday afternoon were: (front
row) Henry Chitty, Gainesville, Harold Colee, Jacksonville, Frank Commander,
Trenton, George L. Crutcher, Gainesville, O. Earl Frye, Tallahassee, Paul F. Furr,
Bartow, Dr. Alfred P. Haake, Largo, Edward J. Hawkins, Alexandria, Va., Lovette
7ackson, Gainesville, (second row) P. R. Medland, Kansas City, Mo., John Wayne
Mixon, Gainesville, L. E. Oglesby, Jacksonville, E. M. Parker, Atlanta, Ga., Stacey
Quincey, Trenton, Clarence J. Rogers and C. W. Reaves, Gainesville, O. H. Rutledge,
Live Oak, (third row) William B. Shenk, St. Petersburg, Horace Smith, DeLand,
N. L. Storms, Brandon, George M. Talbot, Orlando, and Lacy Thomas, Groveland.
George H. Cooper, Princeton, awarded in absentia.

Bureau, Harry Marshall, electrician, Pea-
body Auditorium, and William Nye, resi-
dent manager of the Princess Issena Hotel.
Jackets were presented to M. C. Roche
and Arol Hudson, members of the State
Advisory Committee.
THE FIRST General Assembly of all dele-
gates, advisers, and guests, was held in
the Peabody Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The state officers occupied their respec-
tive stations for the official opening cere-
mony. After a few brief remarks State
President. P. K. Beck, introduced his
fellow officers. Kenneth Moore, 2nd vice
president, presided. W. T. Loften,
associate professor, agricultural education,
University of Florida, Gainesville, was in
charge of the Parliamentary Procedure
Contest. The judges were: Professor
Frazier Rogers, head, of the agricultural
engineering department, University of
Florida, Gainesville, H. G. Dasher, asst.
conservationist, soil conservation service,
Gainesville and Tom Pittard, senior coun-
selor, vocational rehabilitation, Daytona
Chapter teams and members in the
order of their final placings in this con-
test were: 1st, Marianna (James Pooser,
Warren Scott, Raymond Sullivan, Wayne
Sims, Paul Harris and Buddy Hall), was
awarded $25.00 and Pennant from the
Florida Association, FFA, and a trophy
from the Florida Farm Bureau; 2nd,
Clewiston (Mitchell Williams, David Pre-
witt, George Tokieda, Donald Sutton,
Sammy Ellington and Morris Ridgdill) -
$20.00; and grd, Palatka (Russell Staples,
Grey Matthews, Charles Litzel, Henry
Johnson, Walter Whitaker and Glenn
Register) -$15.oo. W. T. Loften announc-
ed the results, and W. R. Hancock, trea-
surer of the Florida Farm Bureau, pre-

sented the awards and the trophy.
The Farm Safety Awards, a Certificate
and heck for $1oo.oo from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation were
presented to the Quincy Chapter by R. A.
Miessen, marketing assistant for the Flori-
da Division of Standard Oil Company.
Ben Betts, as chairman of their farm
safety committee, accepted the award.
Other awards presented by Miessen on
behalf of his company were: $50.00 to the
Ocala Chapter; $25.00 to DeLand; $20.00
to Crystal River; $15.oo to South Dade
(Homestead); and $1o.oo to Winter
J. G. Smith, area supervisor, agricul-
tural education, Gainesville, conducted
the Quartet Contest, after introducing
the following judges: John A. M. Stewart
Daytona Beach; Aubrey Fowler, Live Oak
and Sterling Wilson, Ormond Beach.
The awards in the Quartet Contest,
nRonsored by the Florida Association,
FFA, were presented to the following:
DeFuniak Springs (Dale Davis, Thomas
Adams, George Ralph Miller, Huey Ray)
-$20. and Pennant; Sebring-$15.; Plant
City Sr. (Charles McCullers, Freddy
DeShong, Bobby Roark, Jimmy McCall)-
$1o; Quincy (Billy Poston, Ben Betts,
Harry McCall, Rolland Kincaid) -$5.;
Umatilla (David Coleman, Moreland
Coates, J. L. Kicklighter, Jimmy Daugh-
tetry)-$5.; and Newberry (Truck Cook,
Bobby Bass, Sonny Brown, Phil McDilda)
T. L. Barrineau, supervisor of Area I,
presented pennants to the Wauchula
Chapter as State Winner of the Horseshoe
Pitching Contest and to Winter Haven
as winner of the Softball Contest.
T. E. Hancock, assistant sales manager,
Florida Ford Tractor Company, presented
the following awards to winners of the
Tractor Driving Contest, which was

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1957

sponsored by his organization: a 21 jewel
wrist watch to Jack Kirkland of Beth-
lehem and a pennant as State winner; a
17 jewel watch to Roger Jimenez of
Sanford as second place winner; and
$25.00oo Savings Bonds to the following in
their respective placings-Joe Ross, Gain-
esville; P. L. Keen, Bradenton; Bobby
Hudson, Madison; Don Cooper, Hialeah.
Professor Rogers and Messrs. R. 0. Ivey,
International Harvester Co., Jacksonville,
Bob Swindler, T. & 0. Tractor Co.,
Orlando, and Harold Parady, Florida
Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville, were the
judges, and assisted in securing the neces-
sary equipment. G. D. Porter, assistant
purchasing agent, City of Daytona Beach,
arranged for laying out the course, and
the U-Haul-It Company of Daytona Beach
furnished the trailer.
Ralph Cellon, vice president, the Florida
Cattlemen's Association, presented the
awards sponsored by the association.
Shelly Swift of the Ocala Chapter, as state
winner of the Beef Breeding award re-
ceived $1oo.oo on the purchase of a
purebred beef bull or heifer calf of the
breed desired. Other winners-Jeff Daugh-
try of Wauchula, Ray Rhodes of Ocala,
Don L. Akins of Mulberry, Bill Foster of
DeLand, and Kenneth Sutton of Kathleen
respectively-each received $15 to help
defray their expenses in attending the
State Convention. The state winner of
the Feeder Steer award, Vincent K. Mil-
stead of Walnut Hill, was presented
$1oo.oo to apply on the expenses for him
and his advisers to attend the National
Convention in Kansas City, Missouri in
October 1957. Other winners, each of
whom received $15 to help defray their
expenses to attend the State Convention,
were as follows: Bill Blake of Quincy,

Craig Griffin of Tavares, Milton McMil-
lon, DeLand, John Woodbery, Havana,
and Leslie Goff, Suwannee at Live Oak.
Ken Moore then returned the gavel to
the State President for the Closing Cere-
mony and adjournment.
BEFORE THE official opening on Tuesday
morning, delegates and guests were en-
tertained by the Sebring Quartet. The
Devotional Service was given by Reverend
Vernon Brown of the First Baptist Church
of Daytona Beach, and F. L. Northrop,
area supervisor, led the group singing,
accompanied by Mrs. Northrop.
The 29th Annual State Convention
then opened officially with State Presi-
dent P. K. Beck, presiding. All officers
except Duncan Wright, Ocala, occupied
their respective stations for the official
opening ceremony. P. K. introduced his
fellow State Officers and H. E. Wood,
state adviser of the Florida Association,

FFA, after which the roll call of delegates
by districts was made by the state vice
presidents, and the entire delegation was
Speaking on behalf of Mayor J. Hart
Long, A. M. Deatherage, personnel officer
of the City of Daytona Beach, extended a
most hearty welcome to the Florida Future
Farmers and wished for them a very
successful convention. He also extended
an invitation to them to return to Daytona
next year for their convention. A. F.
Edmunds, director of education, Volusia
County, representing County Superinten-
den John H. Smiley, extended greetings
and best wishes to the Future Farmers.
After being introduced by J. W. Manley
of Fort Meade, first vice president, P. K.
Beck gave the state President's Message.
The minutes of the 28th Annual Con-
vention were read by Kenneth Moore,
2nd vice president and approved.
A few selections were rendered by the
State Champion Quartet from DeFuniak

Artilee Lowe leading the group in the "Star Spangled Banner"at the
FFA convention.

close of the bandshell program at the 29th annual state

The President's Message

Being elected your 1957-58 State President was the outstanding event of
my life. I certainly thank you, the delegates, for bestowing this honor upon
me, and assure you that during the coming year I shall strive to uphold the
high standards of this office.
Looking forward to the coming year, may .we all be conscious of our
duties and responsibilities as citizens and as Future Farmers; and may we
complete all our tasks successfully.
I feel confident that by exercising sound judgment and good reasoning,
you will continue to place the Florida Association in the uppermost bracket
of the National Organization.

Springs before the Annual Accomplish-
ment Report of the Florida Association,
FFA, for 1956-57 was given by Sam
Brewer, 6th vice-president. The report
was approved by the delegates.
Kenneth Moore announced that the
following men were presented the Honor-
ary State Farmer Degree during the past
Rex Harper, Assistant I. & E. Officer,
Florida Forest Service, Tallahassee, at the
State F.F.A. Forestry Training Camp.
Hon. Leroy Collins, Governor of Flori-

da, at Tallahassee;
Tom Maxwell, Member of the State
Advisory Committee for Vocational Agri-
culture, Quincy, and R. W. Wallace,
Associate Agronomist, North Florida Ex-
periment Station, Quincy, at the West
Florida Fat Cattle Show in Quincy;
Mardi Lyles, Agricultural Program Dir-
ector, Station WFLA-TV, Tampa; and
M. E. Twedell, Assistant Fair Manager,
Tampa, at the Florida State Fair in
Carl G. Rose, Stockman at Ocala,

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during the Southeastern Show in Ocala.
Kenneth read the names of those re-
commended to receive the Honorary
State Farmer Degree during the Conven-
tion and they were approved.
President P. K. Beck presented the nom-
inating committee's selection for State Pre-
sident, Charles McCullers of Plant City,
which was approved, and nominaitons were
received from the floor for Donald Smith
of Wauchula, Charles Posey of Hialeah,
Lloyd Dubroff of Altha, Durwood Ray
of DeFuniak Springs, and Edsel Loadholtz
of Macclenny. P. K. then read some very
fine messages from Wm. J. Harman,
Jacksonville; George H. Cooper, a
farmer and businessman from Princeton;
J. C. Huskisson, Manager, Florida State
Fair, Tampa; Mrs. Turner E. Smith,
Turner E. Smith Company, Atlanta;
Lewis Homer, Mayor of Clearwater and
its Beaches, W. W. Brown, State Boys'
4-H Club Agent, Gainesville; Alex R.
Johnson, an honorary State farmer of the
Florida Association, Miami, and M. O.
Watkins, Director of the Extension Ser-
vice, U. of Fla., Gainesville, a former
State F.F.A. officer, after which the six
candidates for State President gave brief
talks and the meeting adjourned with
the official closing ceremony.
Two special luncheons were held at
11:45 a.m. in the Princess Issena hotel.
One was for the Farm Safety Winners
(Chapter Advisers and Chairmen of the
Committees) as guests of the Standard
Oil Company of Kentucky, with R. A.
Miessen as host. The other was for the
District Sweethearts and their chaperones
as guests of the Daytona Beach Chamber
of Commerce with Louis T. Marsh, man-
ager, and Charles Hansen, president, as
THE TUESDAY afternoon session was
called to order by the President and
opened with the official ceremony. South
Dade at Homestead, Allentown, Tallahas-
see, Trenton, Edgewater at Orlando and
Crystal River were presented bronze pla-
ques with their Chapter name engraved
on them, as district winners in the chapter
cooperative leadership contest, from the
Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives
and the American Institute 6f Co-
operation, by Aubrey Fowler, president,
Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives,
Live Oak, assisted by Al Whitmore,
secretary-treasurer, Florida Citrus Pro-
duction Credit Association, Orlando.
The South Dade Chapter at Home-
stead as top Chapter in the state,
was presented a check from the Council
for $500.00 to help defray expenses for
their advisers and five members to attend
the annual Summer Session of the Ameri-
can Institute of cooperation at Colorado
A. & M., Ft. Collins, Colorado in August.
operation, Ft. Collins, Colorado in August.
J. G. Smith, Area II Supervisor, agri-
cultural education, Gainesville, introduc-
ed the judges for the Harmonica Contest
as follows: R. A. Miesson, Wayne Mixson,
and O. E. Frye.
R. A. Miessen, marketing assistant for
the Florida Division of Standard Oil
Company, Jacksonville, announced the

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165 members receive their State Farmer degree at the
29th annual convention in the top picture. Others
from left to right, top to bottom, include: Doyle
Conner announcing the results of the sweetheart
contest with Jim Gorman in readiness to present the
Belk-Lindsey awards Gordon Perkins, assistant ..
district manager of International Harvester, at the
special luncheon for old and new officers James
Quincey, national vice president, and other dis-
tinguished guests A special plaque is given to Bill
Jacobs former state I and E forester, now office engi-
neer City of Tallahassee (he received State Farmer
degree in 1933) G. C. Norman with the state FFA
officers ind the special boat for State Adviser H. E.

F Chapter Awards Presentations are shown in these
pictures Top picture shows Aubrey Fowler,
Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives, presenting
the chapter cooperative award to South Dade W.V.
R. Hancock gives the parliamentary procedure
trophy to Marianna 7ames E. Gorman, manag-
ing director of the retail merchants division of the
state chamber, gives the first place chapter contest.
award plaque to Robert McAteer as president of the
Ocala chapter. M. C. Roche, adviser and Oliver
Daughter, principal, both received honorary state
farmer degree in conjunction with the award. Other
winners were South Dade chapter at Homestead
(second) Williams at Live Oak (third). At the left
is Vincent ones, adviser Below Donald E.
Adams, director of agricultural development of Flor-
ida Power dr Light Company at Palatka, presents
scrapbook award to Miami Edison (first), and district
winners: Vernon, Quincy, Suwannee at Live Oak,
Edgewater at Orlando, and Mulberry.


A scene from the pageant "Frontiers" put on by the Hillsborough
County FFA Federation at the convention is shown at top Win-
ners in the tractor driving contest being presented the Florida
Ford Tractor Co. Awards by T. E. Hancock, assistant general sales
manager, Florida Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville. From left are
7ack Kikland, Bethlehem, Roger 7imenez, Sanford, Joe Ross,
Gainesville, P. L. Keen, Bradenton, Bobby Hudson, Madison, and
Don Cooper, Hialeah, who placed from first to sixth in that
order Bottom panel shows chapter representatives of winners in
the "Pass the Chicken Pappy" contest sponsored by Sears Roebuck
and Company. T. 7. Wetherell, Daytona store manager, pre-
rented the awards.

Ralph Cellon, vice president of the Florida Cattlemen's
Association, presents the beef breeding award of $foo to
Shelly Swift of Ocala. Other winners (from left) were Jeff
Daughtry, Wauchula, Ray Rhodes, Ocala, Don L. Akins,
Mulberry, Bill Foster, DeLand, and Kenneth Sutton, Kath-
leen FCA feeder steer awards of fi5 go to five district
winners. State Winner Tom Maxwell of Quincy received
fIoo to help pay his and adviser's expenses to National
FFA convention R. N. Hoskins, general forestry agent of
Seaboard Railway, presents 1957 state forestry awards.
Bobby Burnsed, Macclenny received the $125 check along
with his adviser, Alan Harvey. Kenneth Tanner, Callahan,
received ~5o, Eugene Lewis, Tallahassee, 20o, Robert Mc-
Ateer, Ocala, 12o. fIoo check from FFA Foundation and
$boo savings bond from L. A. Johnston, promotion mana-
ger of Gulf Power Company of Pensacola are given to
Adrian Summerlin of Gonzalez. District winners receiving
f5oo bonds include Bobby Wagner, Gonzalez, Randy King,
jasper, David Kenneth Crapps, Suwannee at Live Oak,
Shelly Swift, Ocala, Wren Credland, Crystal River, and
Morris Turner, Wauchula. R. A. Meissen, marketing
assistant of Standard Oil Company, presenting $ioo check
and certificate to Tommy Belts Quincy chapter was state
winner; others were Ocala, DeLand, Crystal River, South
Dade at Homestead, and Winter Haven. Dewayne Wil-
liams, Gonzalez, receives a $ioo check and $ioo savings
bond from G. H. W. Schmidt, vice president and manager
of Florida Ford Tractor Company, sponsor of the bonds.
District winners, who received a $5o bond include Roger
Downs, Quincy, Donald Turner, Brandon, Shelly Swift,
Ocala, Theron Hingson, Suwannee at Live Oak, James E.
Posey, Escambia Farms, and Milton Lounsbury, South Dade
at Homestead.

results in the Harmonica Contest and
presented the awards to the following in
their order of placing: Frank McDonald,
Kissimmee--$o.oo and a Pennant; Happy
Roche of Vernon-$8.oo; Francis Fleming,
Plant City Sr.-$7.oo; and Vasco Koon,
Dr. Alfred P. Haake, consultant to
General Motors, Largo, in addressing the
members and guests on "Your Place in
This Brave, New World" set forth the
present precarious position of the world
which has resulted in great uncertainty,
though it offers greater possibility for
both good and evil than it has for cen-
turies. The United States' survival de-
pends upon the individual leadership of
the generation to come. If the United
States survives it will be the first of 26
great civilizations that has not gone down
under "collectivism." He stressed that
the strength of a nation lies in the com-
munity and the strength of the community
comes from the faith, enthusiasm, hard
work and the responsibility that its in-
dividual citizens take for their own lives
and well-being.
Introductory remarks regarding the
candidates for Honorary State Farmer
Degree were given by Kenneth Moore,
after which the State Officers awarded
the Degree to the following: Henry
Chitty, co owner of Star Dust Angus
Ranch near Gainesville; Harold Colee,
executive vice-president of the Florida
Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville;
Frank Commander, Principal of High
School, Trenton; George Crutcher, Head
of the Department of Visual Instruction,
General Extension Division of Florida,
Gainesville; O. Earle Frye, Assistant
Director of the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee;
Paul F. Furr, Jr., Principal of High School,
Bartow; Dr. Alfred P. Haake, Consultant
to General Motors, Largo; Edwin J.
Hawkins, Manager of Future Farmers
Supply Service, Alexandria, Va.; Lovette
Jackson, past President of the Florida
Hereford Breeders Association, Gainesville;
P. R. Medland, Commercial Freight Agent
for Seaboard Air Line Railroad Com-
pany, Kansas City, Mo.; John Wayne
Mixson, director of organization for the
Florida Farm Bureau, Gainesville; L. E.
Oglesby, sales promotion supervisor of
the International Harvester Company,
Jacksonville; E. M. Parker, southeastern
district agronomist, Spencer Chemical
Company, Jacksonville; Stacey Quincey,
father of James Quincey, our national
vice president, Trenton; C. W. Reaves,
extension dairyman, University of Florida,
Gainesville; Clarence J. Rogers, associate
professor, agricultural engineering, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville; O. H.
Rutledge, supervising principal of schools,
Live Oak; William B. Shenk, sales pro-
motion manager, Florida Power Corpora-
tion, St. Petersburg; Horace Smith, man-
ager of Volusia Tractor Company, De-
Land; N. L. Storms, teacher of vocational
agriculture and adviser of the FFA
Chapter at Brandon; George M. Talbott,
manager of the production and marketing
division, Florida Fruit and Vegetable

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Association, Orlando; and Lacey Tho-
mas, cattle raiser and citrus grower,
Groveland. Since George H. Cooper,
farmer and business man of Princeton,
was unable to be present due to illness,
his degree was awarded in absentia.
At this time Harold Colee presented
the first Honorary Membership in the
Florida Chamber of Commerce to the
Florida Association, FFA.
President P. K. Beck presented Mrs.
Stacey Quincey a Certificate of Merit.
Mrs. Quincey is the mother of James, our
national vice-president, from Trenton.
After announcements by President
Beck regarding committee work, the Com-
mittees received their assignments and
recessed to Seabreeze High School and in
Peabody Auditorium.

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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
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

THE THIRD session of the Convention was
called to order by President P. K. Beck,
who proceeded with the official opening
ceremony, after introducing Happy Roche
of the Vernon Chapter, and Francis
Fleming of the Plant City Sr. Chapter,
who furnished music prior to the open-
ing. Don Clemmons, 3rd vice-president
was introduced as Master of Ceremonies
for the session.
Professor H. P. Constans, head, speech
department, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville, Harold Colee, executive vice-presi-
dent, Florida State Chamber of Com-
merce, Jacksonville; and Earl Faircloth,
attorney at law, Miami, were introduced;
by W. T. Loften as judges in the Public!
Speaking Contest.

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 modern "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.




G. S. Goshorn, executive vice president of First Atlantic National Bank, Daytona
Beach, presented Florida Bankers Association scholarships of $loo each to Dwight
Stewart, Walnut Hill, Clayton ones, jasper, John Leslie Goff, Suwannee at Live
Oak, Tommy Clark, Lakeland, and Don Deadwyler, Sebring.

While Professor Constans gave the
placings in the Public Speaking Contest,
R. S. Maddox, Regional Manager of
Public Relations for General Motors Cor-
poration, Atlanta, Ga., presented the
Future Farmer of America Foundation
certificate and check for $1oo and a pen-
nant to David Courtney of Gonzalez; and
J. E. Gorman, Managing Director, Retail
Merchants Division, Florida State Cham-
ber of Commerce, Jacksonville, presented
awards sponsored by Belk-Lindsey Stores
to Donald Tabb of Wimauma-$25 as
second place winner and Douglas Rickles,
Bushnell, $20 as third place winner. The
titles of their speeches in their respective
placings were: 'Vocational Agriculture-
A Functional Program," "Only God Can
Make a Tree," and "Soil Conservation
in Florida."
Charles Schack of the Greenwood
Chapter was presented a Dairy Efficiency
Plaque from Southern Dairies, a certi-
ficate and check for $1oo.oo from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
as State Farmer by Ezra Yocum, Field
Representative, Southern Dairies, Inc.,
Marianna. District winners receiving
$25.00 each from Southern Dairies, Inc.,
were Don Cooper, Hialeah; Johnny Hebb,
Bartow; Robert McAteer, Ocala; John
Wayne Barrington, Live Oak-Suwannee;
T. S. Lambert III, Havana; and Darrel
Hobbs, Paxton, Top District Winner,
who also received a plaque.
At this time J. G. Smith conducted the
String Band Contest. The judges in this
contest were: Aubrey Fowler, T. E.
Hancock and Bob O'Sheal, Daytona
T. E. Hancock, assistant general sales
manager of the Florida Ford Tractor
company, Jacksonville, presented the a-
wards sponsored by the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA in the String Band Contest, to
the following: LaBelle, as State Winner,
received $20.00 and a pennant; Kissim-
mee, as 2nd place received $15.00; Turkey
Creek, as 3rd place-$1o.oo; Frink, as 4th
-$5.oo; DeFuniak Springs as 5th-$5.oo

and Starke as 6th-$5.oo.
The meeting was then turned back to
the State President for the Closing Cere-
mony and adjournment.
University of Florida, sponsored a break-
fast at the Princess Issena Hotel, at 7:oo
a.m. for all State Farmer Candidates
planning to attend College. Their host
was Clyde Stevens, Noble Ruler of Alpha
Gamma Rho Fraternity, Gainesville.
Special music was presented by the
Kissimmee String Band, and the fourth
session of the convention opened with the
devotional service given by Reverend E.
R. Rowley, Pastor of the Highlands
Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach.
State President P. K. Beck called the
meeting to order with the official opening
ceremony and T. L. Barrineau, area
supervisor, agricultural education, gave
the State Highlights for 1956-57. (Copies
of this report are being distributed at the
July 1957 Vocational Agriculture Teachers
Don Clemmons presented the trea-
surer's report for the year 1956 57, which
was approved by the delegates.
Dr. Marvin Brooker, dean of the college
of agriculture, University of Fla. addressed
the delegates.
For the past several years the Florida
Association, FFA has invited the State
Presidents from all FFA State Associations
in the Southern Region, as well as Presi-
dents of other youth organizations in
Florida, to attend their State Conven-
tion. Those present this year were as
follows: Jim Thomas, president, from
Georgia, and Herbert Lackey, vice presi-
dent from Tennessee. Both were called
to the platform and spoke briefly to the
delegates. Also presented for a short
speech was Tom Warlow, from Wales,
England, exchange student from the
Young Farmer Clubs of Great Britain.
Introduced at this time were past presi-
dents William T. Aplin, Hal Davis, Don

Fuqua and Eugene Mixon.
A splendid performance of the pageant
"Frontiers" was given by the Hillsborough
County FFA Federation, under the guid-
ance of D. A. Storms, county coordinator
of agricultural education in Hillsborough
County, assisted by the vocational agricul-
tural teachers of Hillsborough County.
The State Forestry Contest awards,
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line Rail-
road Company, were presented by R. N.
Hoskins, Gen. Forestry Agt. Bobby
Burnsed of Baker County High School,
Macclenny, as State Winner received
$125, as did his adviser. Second place of
$50 went to Kenneth Tanner of Calla-
han; third place of $3o to Eugene Lewis
of Tallahassee; and fourth place of $20
to Robert McAteer of Ocala.
The State Champion La Belle String
Band furnished some music at this time.
William Arlen Gay, former member of
the Trenton Chapter was presented a
$125 J. F. Williams Memorial Scholarship
by G. C. Norman, farm mechanics specia-
list for vocational agriculture. Arlen is a
graduate in agricultural education at the
University of Florida and a member of
the Collegiate Chapter.
James Quincey, Honored Guest of the
Convention, addressed the delegates and
The 1957 State Farmer Degree Candi-
dates were guests of the Daytona Beach
Convention Bureau at a luncheon in the
Princess Issena Hotel, with Scott Piersol,
President, Lou Marsh, Manager, C. of C.
and John Callohan Manager Convention
Bureau, as their host.
THE AFTERNOON session was called to
order by the president and opened with
the official ceremony.
Wesley Patrick, the Star Farmer of
America, from Quitman, Georgia, addres-
sed the Convention delegates and guests.
Paul Allen, State D. C. T. president
from Orlando was introduced and brought
greetings to the delegates and guests.
State Farmer Degrees were conferred on
165 Future Farmers by the State Officers
(This listing is given on page 2). This
year, the Mid-States Steel and Wire Com-
pany of Crawfordsville, Indiana and Jack-
sonville, Florida, sponsored awards of
$5.oo each, for members receiving the
State Farmer Degree, with $o1.oo going
to the three top District Winners, $25.00
to the two top Area Winners, and $50.oo
to the Star State Farmer. H. E. Nickloy,
advertising manager, of Crawfordsville; L.
J. Whitmarsh, manager of the Florida
plant, and E. H. Nelson, sales director,
both of Jacksonville, presented the awards.
The Florida Federation of Production
Credit Associations, for the second year
presented the State Farmer Key to each
member receiving the Degree. W. C.
Grainger, Bradenton, Al Whitmore, Or-
lando, and Charles B. Long of Miami
presented the keys.
The six candidates for 1957-58 State
President were given two minutes each to
present their qualifications prior to the
balloting for president, in which all were

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Tractor Dealer.
Recommendations of Committees were
submitted during the remainder of the
Session and were approved. These will
be mimeographed and distributed to all
teachers of vocational agriculture in
The session closed with the official
ceremony for the annual fish fry sponsor-
ed by the Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany. Six hundred Future Farmers,
advisors and guests met on the beach at
"Beach Rest," at 5:30 p.m., which was
thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present.
AT 8:oo P.M., a special talent program,
arranged by D. A. Storms, Sr., coordinator
of agricultural education in Hillsborough

County, was presented in the Band Shell
on the beach, with over 3ooo Future Far-
mers and guests in attendance. Terry
McDavid, vice president from Pompano
was master of ceremonies for a full and
entertaining program. The LaBelle and
Kissimmee String Bands played; Chuck
McIntosh of Turkey Creek played the
piano; the DeFuniak Springs Quartet
accompanied by Shirley Wise sang, Marie
Framontana of Tampa entertained with
dancing and acrobatics; David Courtney
of Gonzalez gave his Winning Public
Speech; Frankie McDonald of Kissimmee
entertained with his Harmonica; and
several of the District Sweethearts, as well
as Jeanette Bloodsworth, the 1956 State
Sweetheart, entertained with their special

G. C. Norman, farm mechanics spe-
cialist, presenting the J. F. Williams, Yr.,
Scholarship Award of $foo to William
Arlen Gay of Trenton.

eliminated except Lloyd Dubroff and
Donald Smith.
"Pass-the-Chicken, Pappy" Awards, spon-
sored by the Sears Roebuck Foundation,
were presented to 18 Chapters by Tommy
Wetherell, manager of the Sears, Roe-
buck Store in Daytona Beach. First place
winner in each district received $25.00,
second place winner $15.oo and third
place winner $1o.oo. Those who received
awards by District in order of placing
were as follows: I-Marianna, Chipley,
Vernon; II-Tallahassee, Sneads, White
Springs; III-Baldwin, Macclenny-Baker
Co., Hilliard; IV-Reddick, Ocala, Winter
Garden; V-Bartow, Sarasota, Inverness;
VI-South Dade, Wauchula, Sebring.
Dewayne Williams of Gonzalez was
presented a certificate and check for $1oo
from the Future Farmers of America
Foundation and a $1oo Savings Bond
from the Florida Ford Tractor Company,
as State winner of the Farm Mechanics
Award, by G. H. W. Schmidt, vice presi-
dent of the Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany in Jacksonville.
To each of the District Winners, he
presented $50 Savings Bonds also from
his organization: I-James E. Posey, Es-
cambia Farms; II-Roger Downs, Quincy;
III-Theron Hingson, Suwannee at Live
Oak; IV-Shelly Ray Swift, Ocala; V-
Donald Turner, Brandon; VI-Milton
Lounsbury, South Dade at Homestead.
35 County winners each received a $25
Savings Bond from their local Ford


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After some special introductions, the
program closed with the audience joining
in singing the "Star Spangled Banner."
THE SIXTH SESSION opened with a few
selections by Frank McDonald, State
Harmonica Champion of Kissimmee,
followed by a Devotional by Reverend
Rhodes Thompson, Jr., Pastor of the First
Christian Church in Daytona Beach.
President Beck called the meeting to
order, with officers at their stations taking
part in the official opening ceremony.
The two candidates for state president
were given five minutes each for cam-
paign speeches, after which a ballot was
taken and Lloyd Dubroff was elected for
Scholarships from the Florida Bankers
Association were presented to Dwight
Stewart, of Walnut Hill; Clayton Jones,
Jasper; John Leslie Goff, Suwannee
Chapter at Live Oak; Tommy Clark,
Lakeland; and Don Deadwyler, Sebring,
by G. S. Goshorn, Executive Vice-Presi-
dent of the First Atlantic National Bank
of Daytona Beach. .
The top three Chapters in the State
Chapter Contest were presented their
awards by James E. Gorman and will
be entered in National Competition.
State winner this year was Ocala, which
received $40.00 and a Gold Plaque;
second-South Dade at Homestead, which
received $25.00 and a Silver Plaque; and
third, Williams at Live Oak, which re-
ceived $15.oo and a Bronze Plaque.
Increased interest was shown this year by
the Chapters as indicated by their Ac-
complishment Reports. Those having a
Superior Rating (67) were presented with
a gold seal and those having a Standard
Rating (47) received a silver seal from
the National Organization.
The nominating committee's selections
for state vice presidents were approved
for the following: ist-Lamar Jenkins,
Williams at Live Oak; 2nd-John Wood-

berry, Havana; grd-Craig Griffin, Tava-
res; 4th-Donald Smith, Wauchula; 5th-
Eugene Hudson, Vernon; 6th-Charles
McCullers, Plant City. Nominations from
the floor were made for the following:
and-Bill Land, Mayo; 3rd-Lenon Ken-
yon, Ocala, and Bill Thompson, Sanford;
4th-Charles Posey, Hialeah, Shell Willi-
ams, Clewiston, and Ed Davis, Miami
Jackson; 5th-Durwood Ray, Walton
at DeFuniak Springs: Lamar Jenkins and
Charles McCullers did not have opposi-
At this time the retiring state vice
presidents made their individual reports
to the delegates and they were approved.
Recommendations of committees were
submitted and approved.
The session closed with the official
closing ceremony.
A special luncheon was held at the
Princess Issena hotel for the District State
Farmers, their parents and advisers, by
the Mid-States Steel & Wire Company,
Jacksonville, with H. E. Nickloy, L. J.
Whitmarsh and E. H. Nelson as hosts.
THE SEVENTH SESSION was called to order
by the President.
Vice presidents elected on the first
ballot were: Bill Land of Mayo-2nd;
Bill Thompson of Sanford-3rd; Donald
Smith of Wauchula-4th; and Eugene
Hudson of Vernon-5th.
Presentation of Farm Electrification
awards were made by L. A. Johnston,
sales promotion manager, Gulf Power
Company, Pensacola, as follows: to the
State Winner, Adrain Summerlin, of Tate
at Gonzalez, a Certificate and check for
$1oo.oo from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation and a $1oo.oo Sav-
ings Bond from the Power Companies;
and to each of the District winners a
$50.00 Savings Bond from the Florida
Power and Light Company of Miami;
Florida Power Corporation of St. Peters-
burg; Tampa Electric Company of

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 Saturday.
The time of the program will vary and advise that you consult the Vocational
Agriculture teacher, your TV Station, or your local newspaper. The programs
will be as follows:
Date (1957) Subject Teacher Place
Aug. 3 Fitting and Showing Swine...... Joe Cannon................ Jakin, Ga.
Aug. to State Convention, Ga...........J. L. Branch .............. Tifton, Ga.
Aug. 17 Community Organiation........ F. W. Wood............. Kinston, Ala.
Aug. 24 What Voc. Agriculture Means
To Me......................H. H. Woolley......... Graceville, Fla.
Aug. 31 The Place of Voc. Agriculture
in the Total School Program.. L. E. Willis........... Greenwood, Fla.
Sept. 7 Farm Mechanics.................C. M. Cook............. Ft. Gaines, Ga.
Sept. 14 Variety Program............... M. C. Owens. ....... Midland City, Ala.
Sept. 21 What is An American Farmer...B. B. Baker........Donaldsonville, Ga.
Sept. 28 Winter Pastures.............. Harry Davis.............. Colquitt, Ga.
Oct. 5 Controlling Insects in Stored
Corn ....................... J. L. Adderhold .......... Chipley, Fla.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1957

Tampa; Gulf Power Company of Pen-
sacola; and Florida Public Utilities Com-
pany of West Palm Beach-Bobby Wagner
of Tate at Gonzalez, Randy King of
Jasper, David Kenneth Crapps of Suw-
annee at Live Oak, Shelly Swift of Ocala,
Wren Credland of Crystal River, and
Morris Turner of Wauchula.
President Beck introduced Hon. Thomas
D. Bailey, State Superintendent of Public
Instruction, stating that he is the chief
state school officer, an Honorary State
Farmer of the Florida Association, FFA
as well as an Honorary American Farmer.
member of the National Organization,
FFA, and always attends the FFA Day
Programs at the Florida State Fair in
Tampa and State FFA Convention; and
is ready at all times to assist Future
Farmers and give unlimited time to help
further the Future Farmer program in
Florida. Mr. Bailey addressed the dele-
gates and guests at this time.
The Miami-Edison Chapter, as State
Winner of the Scrapbook contest, re-
ceived $25.00 and a Pennant. Other
District winners were Vernon, Quincy,
Suwannee at Live Oak, Edgewater at
Orlando, and Mulberry, each receiving
$10.00. These awards, sponsored by the
Florida Association FFA, were presented
by Don Adams, Director of Agricultural
Development, Florida Power and Light
Company, Palatka. Judges were R. A.
Miessen, G. C. Norman, and E. M. Parker.
At this time Jeanette Bloodsworth,
Fort Meade, State FFA Sweetheart for
1956, gave some special entertainment,
and the meeting adjourned with the
official closing ceremony.
THE EIGHTH SESSION of the Convention
was called to order by the President after
several selections by the LaBelle State
Champion String Band, and the DeFuniak
Springs State Champion Quartet. The
meeting opened with the official opening
L. J. Whitmarsh, manager of the Flori-
da plant, Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company, presented awards as follows:
Lamar Jenkins, Williams at Live Oak,
Star State Farmer-$50.oo; John Wood-
berry, Havana, and Charles McCullers,
Plant City, top Area Farmers-$25.oo
each; Dwight Stewart, Walnut Hill, Craig
Griffin, Tavares and Don Deadwyler,
Sebring, top District Farmers, $1o.oo each.
Parents and advisers of the winners who
were present were introduced to the
delegation. FFA lapel pins were pre-
sented to the parents of the winners.
Chilean Nitrate Educational Bureau
Leadership Awards .were presented to
John Woodberry of Havana, Lamar Jen-
kins of Williams at Live Oak, and Charles
McCullers of Plant City, Area Star
Farmers of Florida for 1957, by J. F.
Bazemore, State Educational Manager
from Orlando. Each was awarded $75
toward his expenses for attending the
National FFA Convention in Kansas City,
Missouri, in October, 1957.
Hon. Thomas D. Bailey presented a
certificate and check for $1oo from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation

to the Star State Farmer and Foster Mar-
shall of the Florida Times Union pres-
ented him with the Florida Times Union
Trophy, after which the State President
presented Lamar's father with the Honor-
ary State Farmer Degree and his mother
with the Certificate of Merit.
Terry McDavid, 5th vice president, as
Master of Ceremonies, introduced the
Judges and Conducted the State Sweet-
heart Contest. Miss Pat Cossin of Edge-
water at Orlando was selected State FFA
Sweetheart of the Florida Association for
1957-58. The judges were: Doyle E.
Conner, Starke, past state and national
FFA president, and speaker of the house
of representatives in the Florida Legisla-
ture; W. V. Chappell, Ocala, Marion
County, and Emory Cross, Gainesville,
Alachua County, members of the Florida
Pat was crowned by Jeanette Bloods-
worth, 1956 sweetheart, and Doyle pres-
ented her with a trophy and for her
Chapter a pennant, from the Florida
Association, FFA. The cash awards,
sponsored by the Belk-Lindsey Stores of
Florida, were presented by J. E. Gorman
-$ioo to the State Sweetheart and $20 to
each of the other contestants, who were:
Glenda Chancey, Palatka, Betty Eden-
field, Ft. Myers, Linda Edwards, Mayo,
Shirley Wise, DeFuniak Springs, and
Peggy Sue Glasscock, Auburndale.
THE NINTH and final Session of the con-
vention was called to order by the presid-
ent, after group singing which was led by
F. L. Northrop. The devotional service
was given by Reverend John L. DuRant,
Pastor of the Flomich Avenue Baptist
Church, Holly Hill. The president then
proceeded with the official opening cere-
The following movies were shown:
"Vocational Agriculture in Florida,"
which is about the experiences in Voca-
tional Agriculture of Bill Gunter, past
National FFA President from the Suwan-
nee Chapter at Live Oak. This film is
available through the Department of
Visual Instruction, General Extension
Division, University of Florida; and
"F.F.A. Here and There," a Venard
production, Peoria, Illinois. Mr. Venard
hopes that this film will be available for
showing at FFA Chapter meetings etc.,
this next year.
J. Gordon Perkins, asst. district man-
ager of the International Harvester Com-
pany, Jacksonville, presented the winners
of the Soil and Water Management
Awards. The State winner, William
Carvel Brown, of the Walnut Hill Chap-
ter, received a certificate and check for
$100 from the Future Farmers of America
Foundation and a $1oo Savings Bond
from the International Harvester Dealers
of Florida. To each of the District
winners was given a $50.00 Savings
Bond for first place, $25 Savings Bond
for second place, and $1o check for
third place also from the International
Harvester Dealers of Florida. These
winners in their respective placing by
districts were as follows: I-Gary Hue

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Cook, Escambia Farms; Max Pridgen,
Paxton, Lorenzo Stewart, Chumuckla; II
Waddie Howard Fletcher, Greenville,
Sammy Miller, Jasper, C. C. Sellers,
Tallahassee; III-David Crapps, Suwan-
nee at Live Oak, Myron Bryan, Alachua,
C. V. Jones, Jr., Trenton; IV-Ronnie
Merritt, Grovelan.d, Edward Lee Yowell,
Kissimmee, Gregg F. Bailey, Bronson;
V-Edward Kirkland, Mulberry, Donald
Sutton, Winter Haven, David Glisson,
Crystal River; VI-James F. Branden-
burg, South Dade at Homestead, Shelby
Farr, Sebring, Don Cooper, Hialeah.
A special plaque in appreciation of
outstanding service to the Florida Future
Farmers was awarded to William Jacobs,
office engineer, City of Tallahassee.
G. C. Norman received a fiber glass

boat and trailer to be. delivered to H. E.
Wood, the state adviser, from the members
and Advisers in Florida as a token of
appreciation for his many years of out-
standing guidance and leadership.
The following parents were presented
to delegates and guests by the State
Officers, after which President Beck pres-
ented each father with the Honorary
State Farmer Degree and each mother with
a Certificate of Merit: Mr. and Mrs.
A. F. McDavid, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L.
Brewer, Ray Clemmons, and Mr. and
Mrs. Arnold Beck.
Constante A. Luna, instructor of agri-
culture in the Philippines, was introduced
and gave a short talk to the delegates and
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FFA, boxes of candy were presented to
Mesdames Doris Cox, Autie McCallum,
Caroline Langston, and Miss Joye Malone
for their assistance during the convention.
The new State Sweetheart entertained
with several selections and the ist vice
president introduced President Beck who
gave his retiring report, which was un-
animously approved.
The new officers of the Florida As-
sociation, Future Farmers of America for
1957-58 were officially installed with the
appropriate Future Farmer Ceremony
and escorted to their respective stations
by the retiring officers. Retiring Presi-
dent P. K. Beck turned the gavel over to
President Lloyd Dubroff, who then
assumed his duties as president. President
Dubroff talked to the delegation very

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agricultural education today. Many of
them are teachers or county agricultural
agents. Some of them are now owner-
operators or are managers of land tracts.
Many of them have not followed farming
as a career but an improved public atti-
tude generally toward forestry and fire
protection is evidence that even they
profited by the instruction.
Interest in forest farming as a land use
is pressing today almost to the point of
demand- a demand that is not being too
adequately met. The old-or earlier-
agriculture teachers who participated in
the earlier and intensively promoted pro-
gram have pretty well faded from the pic-
ture. Many of the teacher replacements
have had a college course in farm forestry
but no field or practical experience. The
greatly expanded FFA program would
make far heavier demands on the person-
nel and funds of the Florida Forest Serv-
ice if it were to attempt to provide the de-
gree of cooperation that once existed. In
the meantime, the growing program of
the State forestry agency strains its per-
sonnel and funds to the limit.

briefly and presented outgoing President
Beck with a gavel.
A. R. Cox, executive secretary, Florida
Association, presented each of the retiring
officers with a past state officers pin and
after a few announcements, the 2gth
Annual convention, Future Farmers of
America, was declared adjourned by
President Dubroff.
International Harvester Company of
Jacksonville has sponsored a luncheon for
the past several years, which is a most
enjoyable climax to a very eventful week.
This year was no exception. The 1956-57
and 1957-58 State Officers, several past
State Presidents and special guests, mem-
bers of the supervisory staff and guests
attended this luncheon which was held
at the Princess Issena Hotel.

A full time supervisor of forestry teach-
ing, either on or attached to the staff of
the supervisor of agricultural education,
would go a long way toward meeting the
need. He would need to be a technical
forester, preferably with a farm family
background, with some professional ex-
perience, and with a demonstrated abil-
ity to work effectively with youths. Even
so, his job would be largely teaching
teachers and providing them with the
tools and skills to do the job.
The financing of such a position, un-
der the ioint supervision of the Depart-
ment of Education and the Florida Forest
Service, is well worth consideration by
the pulp mills and the wood-using indus-
tries of the State who are even now put-
ting substantial sums into forestry schol-
arships, prizes and the like to promote
forestry education and sound practices.

CHARLES SCHACK, Greenwood, was first
place winner in the Pasture Essay Con-
test sponsored by Florida Dairy Associa-
tion. He received $25. Don Shaw. Mi-
ami-Edison won second place, $15: T. J.
Lambert Jr., Havana, third place, $10.

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, V. 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. are at follows:
Date (1957) Subject Teacher Place
Aug. 3 Place of Voc. Agriculture in
the Total School Program... V. T. Sewell ................. Gonzalez
Aug. io Variety Show..................Elton Wallace ..............Munson
Aug. 17 What Voc. Agriculture Has
Meant To Me............... Alton Harrison ............ .....Jay
Aug. 24 Planting Winter Pastures.......C. D. Griffith........ Escambia Farms
Aug. 31 Civil Defense .................. George Stone............ Walnut Hill
Sept. 7 Planting a Fall Garden ........T. V. Bishop......... Robertsdale, Ala.
Sept.14 Breeds of Dairy Cattle..........A. P. Hughes .................Milton
Sept. 21 Farm Shop Safety..............Edward Morse.......DeFuniak Springs
Sept. 28 Planning a Chapter Exhibit... George Stone ............ Walnut Hill
Oct. 5 Fitting and Showing Livestock... Gordon Walther................ Baker

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1957

One way of gathering slash pine cones.

Gathering Cones

Can Be Profitable

Part-time Hobby

YES THERE IS, too, money on trees! And if
. you want to stretch a point, it's growing
on trees!
This year you can make a big chunk of
spending money from trees right in your
There's no catch. It's simple. All you
have to do is collect Slash pine cones.
The work is easy-and profitable. You
can do it on your own, with a buddy, or
you can make it a chapter project.
You get $1.oo a bushel for the cones just
selling them to your neighborhood store.
Or, if you want to get a group together
and act as a dealer, you can clear $1.15 a
And it's mighty easy to collect dozens
of bushels of Slash pine cones. They're
plentiful all over Florida-probably some,
in your back yard.
And remember this: By collecting cones,
you'll also be doing a favor for your state
and a growing forest industry. Without
the seeds gathered from pine cones, there
will not be enough trees for wood, lum-
ber, turpentine and other products so
necessary to Florida's economy.
Cone collecting is a regular business for
some people. It's easy to make as much
as $20 a day collecting cones.
The time of cone collecting is import-
ant because the seeds are useful only at
certain times of the year. You also must
yet the cones before they open. The sea-
son usually is between the ist and o2th
of September.
Interested? Well, here's what to do.
First contact your chapter adviser and
handle this as a chapter cooperative pro-
Start now to scout your area for cones.
Estimate the number you can collect-and
the cash you will receive.
Be sure to get permission from land-
owners before collecting cones on their
property. Most of them will be glad to

let you get the cones. Just remember to
respect their property-you may want to
go back again next year.
Look at the cones on the trees carefully.
They're ready to collect when they turn
brown and will float in 20 weight motor
Trees with a diameter of from 8 to 16
inches, with healthy looking tops, produce
the best cones.
Don't bother with diseased cones,
they're worthless. Pick the ones that are
firm and have a deep brown color. If
they have sticky gum on them, they're
probably not any good.
Here's how you can distinguish slash
pine cones from others: They measure
from 3 to 6 inches long, are glossy brown,
with thin, prickly scales. Longleaf cones
are 6 to to inches long, slightly curved
with thick, prickly scales. Loblolly cones
are from g to 5 inches long with short,
sharp spines.
Here's all the equipment you'll need
for cone collecting:
A light ladder, a light pole about io
to 12 feet long with a prong on one end
and several crocus sacks.

Reward-for gathering slash pine cones.
Note that the reward has been in-

A good idea is to follow logging crews
picking up the cones from felled trees.

But don't take the cones from trees that
were cut BEFORE the cones had a
chance to ripen.
Some tips: Get the cones only from trees
cut after September i, and remember, get
to work early as the cones will stay fresh
only for about two weeks after the trees
are cut.
You can get plenty of good cones from
standing trees also. Open-grown trees
with heavy tops will be the best, and
easiest bet. Be sure to choose straight,
well-formed trees.
Use your ladder to get into the tree
crown, then use your pole to snap off
the cones. However, don't try to beat the
cones off the branches because you'll
knock off a lot of small cones that will
ripen for you to pick a year from now.
You can get more done if you have a
buddy gather the cones in sacks as you
break them off.
One final note: Get the cones to a
dealer as soon as possible. Don't keep
them in the sacks more than a day or two.
If you have to keep them over two days,
spread them out in a dry place.
Happy hunting to you all.

Top Three Chapters Chosen

FOR THE FIRST time in seven years, the state
contest has two new chapters in the top
three. Ocala, South Dade at Homestead,
and Williams at Live Oak were selected
as the best in the state for 1957.
Presentation of awards were made by
J. E. Gorman, Managing Director, Retail
Merchants Division of the Florida State
Chamber of Commerce, as follows: Ocala
Chapter $40 and a gold plaque, South
Dade Chapter $25 and a silver plaque,
and Williams Chapter $15 and a bronze
plaque. Previously he presented them
$25 each for being top in their respective
districts. Other District winners were:
Tate at Gonzalez, Quincy, and Bartow.
The Ocala Chapter had 94 members
participating in increasing the size and
quality of their farming programs. They
attended cattlemen's school, took field
trips which included visiting other mem-
bers' farms, livestock shows and auctions,
and meat plants. The average member
had 2 productive enterprises with an aver-
age income of $243.o5, 8 improvement
projects and 9 supplementary farm prac-
The members were provided with ex-
perience in cooperative buying ($12,-
407.50) and selling ($15,750.00). Members
received $12,150 in loans & agricul-
tural service consisting of the use of: trac-
tor, truck, registered boars and bulls,
plants from nursery, and the repairing
of tools and equipment. Other organiza-
tions with which they cooperated were:
Farm Bureau, Soil Conservation Service,
School classes and clubs, Forest Service,
Chamber of Commerce, Lion's Club, Ex-
tension Service, FHA, Cattleman's Asso-
ciation, American Legion, County School
Board and Commissioners, Health De-

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer,

apartment, and Churches.
They assisted in sponsoring shows and
fairs; improving livestock, poultry, for-
estry, pasture; and improving agriculture
in the community. Activities to conserve
the natural resources in the community
received emphasis through a safety and
fire prevention program, wildlife conser-
vation, planting of pines, and many pro-
grams presented before different organi-
Members received leadership training
through public speaking, parliamentary
procedure, judging livestock, poultry,
meats, and meat products. Many mem-
bers participate in and received awards
in each of the following: Dairy Farming,
Farm Electrification, Soil and Water Man-
agement, Farm Safety, Farm Mechanics,
Public Speaking, and Chapter Farmer.
To finance chapter activities, they earn-
ed over $1500 by planting pines, operat-
ing ball game concessions, selling fence
posts and pulpwood from the chapter
forest, and producing hay cooperatively.
A variety of meetings were planned and
held during the year, the records of which
were kept in the official FFA Secretary
and Treasurer's book.
Each member participated in several
activities sponsored by the chapter to-im-
prove scholarship. These were: keenina
record of grades in their notebook, awards
for the highest grades, posting of the
honor roll, with high grades being re-
quired to attend forestry training camp,
FFA Day at the State Fair, and State and
National Conventions.
The chanter had a very active recrea-
tion committee, 82 of the members par-
ticipating in one or more of the follow-
ing sports (softball, horseshoe, and swim-


ming); picnics and parties; musical con-
tests; and tours.
During the year the public relations
committee was kept busy in reporting
chapter events, with members taking
part in two TV and ten radio programs,
Civic Clubs and other public programs.
Much credit for the chapter accomplish-
ments during the year is due to the sup-
port of the individuals, companies and
businesses in the community, and through
the interest and assistance of parents and
school officials.
The chapter accomplishment reports
were rated standard and superior, and
the chapters received certificates from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation.
The top 4 Superior chapters in each dis-
trict received awards of $25, $o2, $15, $1o,
and the top 3 chapters in the State $40,
$25, $15, and a plaque from the Retail
Merchants Division of the Florida State
Chamber of Commerce.
Winning Chapters by Districts:
District I-Tate at Gonzalez, Allen-
town, Jay, Chipley. Superior Chapters:
Allentown, Bonifay, Chipley, Cottondale,
DeFuniak Springs, Gonzalez, Jay, Malone,
Marianna, Paxton, Vernon. Standard
Chapters: Baker, Bethlehem, Campbell-
ton, Chumuckla, Escambia Farms, Grace-
ville, Greenwood, Milton, Munson, Ponce
deLeon, Poplar Springs, Walnut Hill.
District II-Quincy, Tallahassee, Monti-
cello, Havana. Superior Chapters: Ha-
vana, Jasper, Mayo, Monticello, Quincy,
Tallahassee, White Springs. Standard
Chapters: Blountstown, Frink, Jennings,
Lee, Pinetta, Sneads, Sopchoppy.
District III-Williams at Live Oak,
(Continued on page 28)

1957-58 OFFICERS

18 YEAR old Lloyd Dubroff from Altha,
newly elected President of the Florida
Association, farms with his father on a
five hundred acre farm. Their main
crops are beef cattle and tung trees. He
and his father and a younger brother do
most of the work, with extra help in the
spring and at harvest seasons.
As Mr. Dubroff teaches Science, Lloyd
has sometimes carried a large responsi-
bility for the home farm. He has also
worked for other farmers and had outside
;,)b. for cash to enlarge his program.
One summer he worked for the Chipola
P iver Soil Conservation District and be-
.came so interested in his work that the
next year he began using his knowledge
of soil conservation gained from the
experience as the topic for his participa-
tion in the Public Speaking Contest. His
senior year ;n school he won the State
Contest and last fall placed second in the
National Competition. He also partici-
pated in Debating at Florida State Uni-
versity. He has served as President and
Vice-President of his FFA Chapters, is an
Air Scout, was Secretary of the Coopera-
tive Living Organization at F.S.U. last
year, and is a member of Tau Kappa
Alpha, honorary speech fraternity.

First Vice President
LAMAR JENKINS of the J. F. Williams Chap-
ter, Live Oak, is the new ist Vice-Presi-
dent. He became interested in agricul-
ture when he was ten years old, at which
time his Mother and Father gave him one
sow and one cow. He visited the Vo-Ag
Department before he became a student
in the fall of 1953. His program for the
first year included 9 hogs for cash, 1
breeding cow, 8 acres of corn, o1 acres of
sweet lupine, 4.5 acres of peanuts and 3
show barrows.
The second year of Lamar's program
he purchased loo acres of land from his
parents for $6oo. The terms of this pur-
chase were that he would work on the
home farm free of charge, plus the profits
he made from his Supervised Farming
Program. In his fourth year he purchased
another 160 acres with equipment from
his father. Then in 1955 his father gave
him 1/3 interest in 997 acres of land.
His farm program for 1956-57 included
30 acres of corn, 3 show steers. 65 acres
of peanuts, 20 acres of rye, 2 acres of to-
bacco, 25 acres of Pensacola Bahia Grass,
20 acres in forestry plots, 8 acres of water-
melons, 5 breeder hogs, 3 show barrows,
and 50 head of meat hogs. During his
three years in Vocational Agriculture
Lamar completed 30 Improvement Pro-

jects and 43 Supplementary Farm Jobs.
Some of the Improvement Projects in-
cluded breed improvement of livestock
and poultry, building fences, construct-
ing farm buildings, installing waterworks
and lights, and planting soil improvement
crops. Some of his Supplementary Farm
Jobs included repairing and improving
fences and gates, repairing, painting and
storing farm machinery, constructing
general equipment and home conven-
iences, repairing and improving farm
buildings, constructing poultry equip-
ment, proper first-aid treatments for sick
and ailing animals and poultry, improv-
ing fertilization of crops, and imunizing
livestock and poultry to diseases.
Lamar's labor income of $9,573.37 is
evidence of his efforts in his farming pro-
Lamar served his local FFA Chapter in
the capacity of Vice-President and Presi-
dent. He also represented his Chapter
in the various FFA contests, and par-
ticipated in many school and community

Second Vice President
NEWLY ELECTED 2nd Vice-President, Bill
Land, represents District II and is a mem-
ber of the LaFayette Chapter at Mayo.
Bill lives on a small farm about six miles
east of Mayo.
Bill began taking Vocational Agricul-
ture in 1954 and became a member of
the FFA Chapter the same year. His first
projects were a Hampshire male pig,
which he purchased in 1955, and a Hamp-
shire gilt, given him by. his Mother.
With these projects he represented his
Chapter at several Stock Shows in and
near his area, and at the same time won
prizes amounting to $60.80.
Bill's improvement project which help-
ed him to receive the State Farmer De-
gree included such items as repairing and
improving fences, gates, farm buildings,
home equipment, building hog-lot equip-
ment, improving breed of livestock, plant-
ing soil improvement crops, planting new
cash crops, protecting Forest lands from
fire, and planting permanent pastures.
His farming program consists of corn,
watermelons, hogs and cows.
As President of his FFA Chapter, he
demonstrated leadership ability which
will be put to further use in his present
State Office. He was outstanding in many
school activities. He plans to continue
to participate in Agriculture.

Third Vice President
BILL THOMPSON, newly elected 3rd Vice-
President representing District IV, hails

from Sanford where he is a member of
the Seminole Chapter. He began taking
Vocational Agriculture in 1953. In 1954
he won the Chapter Farmer Degree and
in 1957 the State Farmer Degree.
Bill's parents do not live on a farm
but he became interested in farming and
ranching, and made a rental agreement
with various farmers for the use of their
pastures by agreeing to keep up fences,
fertilize pastures, and prevent outbreak of
fires. He began his program with two
calves which he later sold and used the
money to buy more, until in 1956-57 he
owned 7 meat hogs; 22 breed cows; and
12 beef cattle.
In addition to his ranching project, his
program in 1956-57 included building
fences, beautifying the home, rearrang-
ing fences and fields, and repairing and
repainting farm buildings. Supplemen-
tary farm jobs included constructing poul-
try equipment, culling poultry, propagat-
ing fruit trees, controlling rats and other
rodents, and dehorning livestock. His
total labor income for four years was
He was very active in school and com-
munity activities. At the Chapter Par-
ent and Son Banquet this year he received
the Leadership Award. Bill plans to lease
a place from money earned from his pro-
jects and go into a farm and ranching
occupation and continue to participate
in Vocational Agriculture and FFA activi-
ties as a Young Farmer.

Fourth Vice President
REPRESENTING THE Florida Association,
FFA as 4th Vice-President during the
coming year is Donald "Duck" Smith, who
lives in Wauchula and is a member of the
Hardee FFA Chapter. Donald has always
had the desire to become a State Officer.
He began taking Vocational Agriculture
and became a member of the FFA
Chapter in 1953. He used a 5-acre pas-
ture owned by his father to begin his
project, which consisted of two head of
cows which he purchased from money
made by working on the ranch of Doyle
Carlton, Jr., State Senator. During the
past four years he has increased his pro-
ject to 6 cows and a citrus seedbed.
Some of his improvement projects in-
cluded building and rearranging fences,
repairing and painting farm buildings,
terracing farm land, and planting per-
manent pasture. His supplementary farm
practices for 1956-57 included repairing
and sharpening farm tools and equip-
ment; concrete construction; landscaping
school grounds; controlling rats and other
rodents; dehorning cattle; improved feed-
ing of livestock; and controlling insects
and diseases on crops. His total labor in-
(Continued on page 25)

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1957


Altha Chapter
Sponsored by
Cartledge Fertilizer Co.

Second Vice-President
Lafayette Chapter
Sponsored by
H. H. Land Theatres
Mayo, Chiefland, Trenton & Branford

First Vice President
Williams Chapter

Sponsored by
The First National Bank

Fourth Vice-President
Hardee Chapter

Sponsored by
Hardee Co. Farm Bureau
Kiwanis Club

Fifth Vice-President
Vernon Chapter
Sponsored by
Vernon Manufacturing
Users of Most Varieties of
Hardwood Timber

Third Vice-President
Seminole Chapter
Sponsored by
Florida State Bank

Sixth Vice-President
Plant City Chapter

Sponsored by
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Top panel (left) Florida Federation of Production Credit
Associations representatives presenting State Farmer Keys,
and (right) Lou Marsh and Scott Piersol receiving FFA
Lapel Pins at the State Farmer Luncheon Dr. Alfred P.
Haake, Consultant to General Motors, featured speaker at
Convention and R. A. Miessen, Marketing Assistant of
Standard Oil Company, at the Farm Safety Luncheon
* above (left) G. H. W. Schmidt, Vice President and Gen-
eral Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Company, along with
G. 9. Sanderson, 7. F. Bazemore, and T. E. Hancock at
the annual Florida Ford Tractor Company Fish Fry at
left Harold Colee, Executive Director of Florida Chamber
of Commerce, speaking ot Sweetheart Luncheon sponsored
by the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce across the
bottom (from left) speakers at the Convention: Earl Fair-
cloth, former State President and now a Lawyer in Miami;
Wesley Patrick, Star American Farmer from Quitman,
Georgia; and Dr. Marvin Brooker, Dean of the College of
Agriculture, University of Florida.

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(right) at the Mid States Steel and Wire
Co. luncheon, with H. E. Nickloy, L. 7.
Whitman and E. H. Nelson 7. F.
Bazemore (below) presents the Chilean
Nitrate leadership awards Gordon
Perkins and the soil and water manage-
ment awards presented from the Future
Farmer Foundation and the International
Harvester Dealers of Florida Lower left
panels show (top) T. D. Bailey and Foster
Marshall presenting the Star Farmer
awards and (lower) music at the Alpha
Gamma Rho breakfast New state presi-
dent receives the Mid-States Steel and
Wire Co. award.




FFA recognition went to many at Daytond
* Above, R. A. Miessen, marketing assist-
ant of Standard Oil Company in 7ackson-
ville, presents state harmonica winner Frank
McDonald of Kissimmee with pennant
* At right above R. S. Maddox, regional
manager of General Motors, presents the
FFA Foundation $zoo check and certificate
to the state champion public speaker, David
Courtney, Tate Horseshoe pitching hon-
ors went to the Wauchula team DeFuniak
Springs chapter presented the state cham-
pionship quartet, accompanied by Shirley
Wise Bottom picture shows the state cham-
pion softball team representing Winter
Haven, and photographed with Adviser War-
ren Harred.

Cellon Presents Beef Breeding

Feeder Steer Awards for FCA

RALPH CELLON, vice-president of the Flor-
ida Cattlemen's Association, attended the
State FFA Convention and presented the
Beef Breeding and Feeder Steer Awards,
which have been sponsored by the Cattle-
men for many years.

Feeder Steer
VINCENT K. MILSTEAD of the Walnut Hill
Chapter won the first place Feeder Steer
Award, and will receive $100 to apply on
the expenses of himself and his adviser to
attend the National F.F.A. Convention
in Kansas City. The strong part of his
program was in his use of home grown
feeds to grow out and fatten his steer.
He had 5 acres of corn, 5 acres of wheat,
3 acres of oats and 2 acres of millet for
grazing, leaving his animal on the millet
for 59 days. Vincent wrote that he used
the following practices on his steer:
Fed crushed corn, steer supplement,
cotton seed meal, peanut hay and
salt, feeding once in the morning and
once at night;
Watered three times each day;
Cleaned water and feed troughs daily;
Brushed steer at least twice a day;
Washed steer twice a week;

Worked steer once a day, training him
to lead and stand;
Cut and trimmed steer's hair once a
He is in his second year of vocational
agriculture. He won first place in the
middle weight class at the Interstate Fair
at Pensacola, and second place in that
class at Quincy. He won fifth place in
the gain-in-weight contest.
Other winners of awards, each of whom
received $15 toward his expenses in at-
tending the State F.F.A. Convention,
were: Bill Blake of the Quincy Chapter,
Craig Griffin from Tavares, Milton Mc-
Millon of DeLand, John Woodbery of the
Havana Chapter and Leslie Goff from
the Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak.

Beef Breeding
SHELLY SWIFT of the Ocala Chapter was
the winner of the ist place Beef Breeding
Award. This award is $100 to be used to-
ward the purchase of a purebred beef ani-
mal of his choosing.
He has been a consistent winner in
shows at the Southeastern Junior Live-
stock and Poultry Show, and at the Flor-
ida State Fair. He has two registered

THE VOCATIONAL Agriculture Programs will be resumed on Wednesday mornings
6:30-7:00oo on RFD-Florida over WFLA-TV, Channel 8, Tampa, the first part of
September and with then be seen on a bi-weekly basis during the next school year.
Mardi Lyles, Farm Service Director, WFLA-TV, will be contacting teachers in the
near future in making schedules for the third year of operation.

Top Three Chapters of State

Selected for 1957

(Continued from page 17)
Trenton, Suwannee at Live Oak, New-
berry. Superior Chapters: Santa Fe at
Alachua, Bell, Bunnell, Callahan, Gaines-
ville, Hastings, Suwannee at Live Oak,
Williams at Live Oak, Newberry, Starke,
Bradford at Starke, Trenton. Standard
Chapters: Baldwin, Branford, Hawthorne,
Hilliard, Melrose, Palatka.
District IV-Ocala, Winter Garden, De-
Land, Reddick. Superior Chapters: Anth-
ony, Bushnell, Chiefland, DeLand, Grove-
land, Kissimmee, Ocala, Ocoee, Reddick,
Tavares, Winter Garden. Standard Chap-
ters: Bronson, Leesburg, Boone Pioneers
at Orlando, Edgewater at Orlando, Pier-
son, Sanford, St. Cloud, Webster.
District V-Bartow, Winter Haven,

Crystal River, Bradenton. Superior Chap-
ters: Auburndale, Bartow, Bradenton,
Brandon, Crystal River, Dade City, Fort
Meade, Kathleen, Lakeland, Palmetto,
Plant City, Sarasota, Turkey Creek, Win-
ter Haven. Standard Chapters: Walker
Jr. at Bradenton, Frostproof, Inverness,
Lake Wales, Mulberry, Pinecrest, Plant
City Jr., Chamberlain at Tampa, Frank-
lin Jr. at Tampa, Hillsborough at Tampa.
District VI-South Dade at Homestead,
Pahokee, Hialeah, Ft. Pierce. Superior
Chapters: Arcadia, Fort Pierce, Hialeah,
South Dade at Homestead, Edison at Mi-,
ami, Jackson at Miami, North Miami,'
Okeechobee, Pahokee, Pompano, Sebring,
Wauchula. Standard Chapters: Clewis-
ton, Lake Placid, Moore Haven, Stuart.

purebred Shorthorn bulls, six cows, five
heifer and three bull calves, and one
grade heifer. For feeding his animals,
he used 13 acres of oats, 8 acres of corn
and to acres of mixed hay. His stock was
pastured on 13 acres of pangola for loo
days, on 23 acres of Bahia for 156 days,
on 13 acres of oats winter pasture for 88
days, and on 8 acres of lupine for 73 days.
Shelly knows what meat should look like
too. He rated as high individual at the
meat judging and identification contest
held in connection with the Southeastern
Fat Stock Show and Sale last March.
Shelly has, during the past two years,
won at the Southeastern's Junior Live-
stock and Poultry Show, two Grand
Championshops with his bulls, and one
with a heifer, as well as two Reserve
Championships with his bulls. One of
his bull's won Reserve Champion in the
F.F.A. show at the Florida State Fair.
In addition, to his cattle, Shelly has, in
his supervised farming program this year,
5o head of poultry for meat, 15 acres of
improved pasture, and 13 acres of oats.
He also has carried out numerous im-
provement projects and supplementary
farm practices, including planting soil
improvement crops, starting a home fruit
orchard, and providing a home milk sup-
Other award winners were Jeff Daugh-
try of Wauchula, Ray Rhodes of the
Ocala Chapter, Dan L. Akins from Mul-
berry, Bill Foster of DeLand and Ken-
neth Sutton from the Kathleen Chapter.
All of these boys received $15 to help de-
Fray their expenses in attending the State
F.F.A. Convention.

Farm Electrification Awards
ADRAIN SUMMERLIN, 18 years old and a
senior in the Tate High School at Gon-
zalez and a member of the Tate F.F.A.
Chapter, was the State Farm Electrifica-
tion Award winner for 1957. He received
$1oo from the Future Farmer of America
Foundation and a $1oo Savings Bond
from the five cooperating electric com-
panies: Florida Power Sc Light Company,
Florida Power Corporation, Tampa Elec-
tric Company, Gulf Power Company, and
the Florida Public Utilities Company.
The six district winners received a $50
Savings Bond from the electric companies.
They are: Bobby Wagner, Tate F.F.A.
Chapter, Gonzalez; Randy King, Jasper;
David Kenneth Crapps, Suwannee Chap-
ter at Live Oak: Shelly Swift, Ocala;
Wren Credland, Crystal River; and Mor-
ris Turner at Wauchula.
Adrain is very thankful for electricity
being available to farmers today as he
believes this has brought about more
changes in our way of life than anything
else. Now, people want to move to the

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1957


country where they can have all the con-
veniences plus plenty of room, fresh air
and quiet.
His interest in electricity was increased
by his Vocational Agricultural Teachers
and having the opportunity to use the
equipment and facilities in the Agricul-
tural Shop at school.
For a supervised farming program this
year he has: 5 acres of truck crops, 200
head poultry and 2 head of hogs for meat.
His knowledge of electricity has earned
and saved him money thru making minor
repairs on the home farm and for neigh-
fors. He has assisted in wiring houses,
installed attic fans, electric stoves, motors
and equipment.
Repairing electrical equipment and ap-
pliances at home and on the farm, such
as: motors, fans, pumps, lamps, and saws
has been a great help.
He agrees with his father that "the
good old days" were great and his father
agrees with him that "today is even
L. A. Johnston, sales promotion man-
ager, Pensacola, also presented each Dis-
trict Winner with a $50 Savings Bond
from cooperating electric organizations.
These were:
District I-Bobby Wagner, Tate at
Gonzalez; District II-Randy King, Jas-
per; District III-David Kenneth Crapps,
Suwannee at Live Oak; District IV-Shelly
Swift, Ocala; District V-Wren Credland,
Crystal River; District VI-Morris Turn-
er, Wauchula.

Soil & Water Management
WILLIAM CARVEL BROWN, 16 year old junior
from the Walnut Hill Chapter at the
Ernest Ward High School was the re-
cipient of the 1957 State Soil and Water
Management Awards, $100 from the Fu-
ture Farmers of America Foundation and
a $100 Savings Bond from the Interna-
tional Harvester Tractor Dealers of Flor-
ida. His chapter advisers are George
Stone and Glynn Key. William has been
farming in partnership with his father
for several years. It is his belief that if
they had not used soil and water man-
agement practices, the farm would be
only half as productive as it is today. The
practices they used include: planting
pine trees in gullies and areas not suit-
able to crops: planting lespedeza to stop
erosion and for wildlife; planting cover

crops; planting permanent pasture,
kudzu, clover, peas, and vetch for graz-
ing; testing soils and then fertilizing;
constructing fire-breaks; using crop rota-
tion and strip cropping to stop erosion
and save the soil and water on the farm.
Gordon Perkins, assistant district man-
ager, Jacksonville, also presented District
Winners with a $50 Savings Bond. These
District 1-Gary Hue Cook, Escambia
Farms; District II-Waddie Howard
Fletcher, Greenville; District III-David
Crapps, Suwannee at Live Oak; District
IV-Ronnie Merritt, Groveland; District
V-Edward Kirkland, Mulberry; District
VI-James Brandenburg, South Dade at
Second place District Winners received
a $25 Savings Bond:
District i-Max Pridgen, Paxton; Dis-
trict II-Sammy Miller. Jasper; District
III-Myron Bryan, Alachua; District IV-
Edward Lee Yowell, Kissimmee; District
V-Donald Sutton, Winter Haven; Dis-
trict VI-Shelby Farr, Sebring.
Third place District Winners received
a $10 check:
District I-Lorenzo Stewart, Chumuck-
la; District II-C. C. Sellers, Tallahassee;
District III-C. V. Jones, Jr., Trenton;
District IV-Gregg F. Bailey, Bronson;
District V-David Glisson, Crystal River;
District VI-Don Cooper, Hialeah.
These awards are sponsored by the In-
ternational Harvester dealers.

Farm Mechanics Awards
DEWAYNE ILLIAMS, 17 years old, of the
Tate F.F.A. Chapter at Gonzalez, a senior
in the Tate High School, was the State
Farm Mechanics Winner. He will re-
ceive $1oo from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation and a $100 Savings
Bond from the Florida Ford Tractor Com-
Through his interest in farming and
farm mechanics and the guidance of his
advisers, 0. R. Farish and V. T. Sewell,
he has received the State Farmer De-
gree, built and equipped a home shop
that saves time in repairing equipment
and machinery.
In the school shop he learned to oper-
ate, use and service such equipment as:
a tractor, electric welder, grinder, drills,
and motors. Many of these are now in
his home shop.

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 Orlndo Boone High School. Programs are on Saturdays at
12:oo noon:
Date (1957) Subject Teacher Place
Aug. 3 Place of Voc. Agri. in the School.. H. E. Wood ......... State Supervisor
Aug. io Pines as a Money Crop.........Larry Gillespie ..............Wildwood
Aug. 17 Second Birthday FFA Program..J. Bates Johnson............... Boone

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1957

He has built, reconditioned or serviced:
trailer, harrows, mowing machine, com-
bine, tractor, self-feeders and waterers. In
all his work in the school and home shop,
he has made safety a number one item.
Accidents can be avoided!
The top Farm Mechanics applicants in
each district receive a $50 Savings Bond
from thte Florida Ford Tractor Company.
G. H. W. Schmidt, vice president, Jack-
sonville, also presented each District Win-
ner with a $50 Savings Bond from the
Florida Ford Tractor Company. These
District I-James E. Posey, Escambia
Farms; District II-Rogers Downs, Quin-
cy; District III-Theron Hingson, Suwan-
nee at Live Oak; District IV-Shelly Ray
Swift, Ocala; District V-Donald Turn-
er, Brandon; District VI-Milton Louns-
bury, South Dade at Homestead.
Each county winner has received a
$25 Savings Bond from the Florida Ford
Tractor Co.

Farm Safety Awards
THE QUINCY CHAPTER, Future Farmers of
America was named the top Florida Chap-
ter in Farm Safety for 1957. Ben Betts
was Chairman of the Farm Safety Com-
mittee. The Gadsden County Farm
Youths won the award of $1oo from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
as a result of their Chapter Farm Safety
program growing out of the work in voca-
tional agriculture classes taught by Grin-
elle E. Bishop and J. C. McCall.
"Farm Safety is a year round business,"
has become part of the motto of the
Quincy Chapter since they won the State
Farm Safety Award in 1950, the first time.
Safety is stressed not only among the stu-
dents of vocational agriculture, but to
others in the school and adults in the
community. This is done by use of post-
ers, displays, farm safety surveys, safety
exhibits in fairs, speakers at Civic Club
luncheons, and the stressing of using safe-
ty measures and practices in the farm
shop and in the homes and on the farms
throughout the community.
They cooperate with other agencies in
health improvement, testing and training
cattle, and sanitation practices.
Farm Safety is a part of the overall
program of the Quincy chapter and its
practices in order to reduce the number
of farm accidents and the number of lives
lost on farms each year.
R. A. Miessen, marketing assistant, pre-
sented the following chapters with awards
as shown, which are sponsored by the
Standard Oil Company of Jacksonville:
Ocala $50.oo; DeLand $25.00; Crystal
River $20.00; South Dade (Homestead)
$15.00; Winter Haven $o1.oo.

Dairy Farming Awards
CHARLES SCHACK, 17 year old senior from
the Greenwood High School's FFA Chap-
ter received the 1957 State Dairy Farming
Awards, $1oo from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation and a special Dairy
Efficiency Plaque from Southern Dairies.

Charles and his Chapter Adviser, L. E.
Willis, report that from his start in Voca-
tional Agriculture as a freshman with one
heifer, he has progressed to ownership of
3 Registered, producing cows. Value of
his animals is over $1,ooo.
The Schack herd is "Certified Bang's
Free Herd" and all the cows are put on
DHIA and HIR Records. Twice each
year the cows are classified by an official
classifier from the American Jersey Cat-
tle Club.
Charles has shown his animals in the
West Florida Dairy Show, the Jackson
County Fair and the Florida State Fair,
winning Grand Champion honors in the
West Florida and Jackson County shows.
Among his improvement projects and
supplementary farm jobs are: breed im-
provement, building fences, planting per-
manent -pasture, growing feed crops, con-
trolling rodents, painting and repairing
buildings, and controlling insects and
Ezra Yocum, Field Representative,
Marianna, also presented the Southern
Dairies awards of $25 each and a Dairy
Efficiency Plaque to the top District Win-
ners, as follows:
District I-(top) Darrell Hobbs, Pax-
ton; District II-T. S. Lambert III, Ha-
vana; District III-John Wayne Barring-
ton, Suwannee at Live Oak; District IV
-Robert McAteer, Ocala; District V-
Johnny Hebb, Bartow; District VI-Don
Cooper, Hialeah.

1957-58 Officers
(Continued from page 18)
come for four years was $984.35.
Donald has been very active in his
local FFA Chapter, serving in the capacity
of Treasurer, Vice-President, and through
taking care of and showing of the chapter
bull purchased through the Sears, Roe-
buck Foundation in exchange for the use
of the chapter pasture. He plans to lease
some pasture land and continue his live-
stock project and hopes some day to own
his own farm.

Fifth Vice President
EUGENE HUDSON, 5th Vice-President re-
presenting District I, a member of the
Vernon FFA Chapter lives on a 212 acre
farm with 70 acres under cultivation, 35
acres in pasture and the rest in woodland.
Gene became a student of Vocational
Agriculture in 1954 and a member of the
Vernon FFA Chapter during the same
Gene's farm program this year con-
sisted of 40 acres of corn, 2 head of hogs,
and i cow. His improvement projects were
building fences, growing feed crops, grow-
ing a home garden, planting soil improve-
ment crops, stumping land and improv-
ing roads. His supplementary farm pro-
jects included repairing fences and gates,
repairing and painting equipment and
buildings, constructing poultry yards,
building hog-lot equipment, controlling

P. K. Beck, President, presented the
Honorary State Farmer Degree to M. E.
Twedell, Assistant Florida State Fair
Manager, and Mardi Lyles, Agricultural
Program Director of WFLA-TV.

rats and other rodents. His total labor
income for three years was $2,154.63.
Gene served his chapter this past year
as President and in addition to this he has
been very active in the various FFA con-
tests. He is also very active in Church
and community activities. He plans to
attend a Junior College in Mississippi
this fall.

Sixth Vice President
CHARLES MCCULLERS, 6th Vice-President
representing District V, a member of the
Plant City, Sr. FFA Chapter plans to
make farming a career. Charles started
in Vocational Agriculture and FFA in
His projects for 1956-57 were 2 beef
and 4 dairy cows, 2 acres beans, i acre
peas, and I acre hot pepper. His im-
provement projects included building
fences, constructing farm buildings, grow-
ing feed crops and beautifying the home.
His supplementary farm practices includ-
ed constructing general equipment and
conveniences, concrete construction, home
plumbing, laying pipe lines, propagating
fruit trees, testing seed varieties and im-
proved feeding of livestock. His total
labor income for four years was $1,280.47.
Charles has been very active in his
chapter, serving as treasurer and vice-
president. He has participated in the
various FFA contests such as quartet,
parliamentary procedure, and Beef and
Swine Judging. In addition to his FFA
projects he has also worked in school and
community activities.

Hibiscus Drive, North Miami, a former
Vocational Agriculture Teacher and FFA
Adviser in Florida, have just returned
from Thailand. He is working with the
International Cooperation Administra-
tion in developing the dairy industry in
that country. Also, he served two years
in Libya, North Africa.
After a short visit with family and
friends, they are planning to return to

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1957

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Two FFA Cooperative Livestock Shows
and Sales sponsored by J. D. Odom were
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In the third annual show and sale in
Live, Oak, eleven Chapters participated.
A 1075 lb. Angus steer owned by Lamar
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Horace Quincy, Trenton Chapter, sold
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The J. F. Williams Chapter at Live
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Leslie Goff, Suwannee Chapter at Live
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The sale average for 51 steers weighing
43,380 lb. was $30.45 per hundred weight,
totaling $13,445.20.
The Suwannee County Chamber of
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In Gainesville at the second annual
show and sale, the buyers, sellers, members
and fathers attended a banquet the night
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Harold Waters; (Lake Butler Chapter)
880 lb. steer was bought by Setzers Super
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Champion owned by Murry Teuton,
Gainesville, was purchased for 404 per
pound by Brownlee Feed Sc Seed Store.
Showmanship honors were won by
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and Waters.
Gain-in-Weight Contest Champion was
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day over a period of 119 days.
Ten Chapters participated in the show
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For disease control and preven-
tion. Particularly effective on pota-
toes.Also on many vegetable crops.
Cop-O-Zink is excellent for cor-
recting Copper and Zinc deficien-
cies and for stimulating plant
growth. Contains 48% Copper and
4% Zinc. Applied to foliage in
spray or dust form.

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(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.

(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.

(Manganous Oxide)
An extremely effective nu-
tritional manganese product
for correcting manganese de-
ficiencies due to low man-
ganese content of the soil
... Applied in spray or dust

(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.

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.

For Information on These Nutritional Products,
Write, Wire or Phone Us.

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