National FFA Convention
Oct. 14-17, Kansas City, Mo.
FFA Officers On
Good Will Tour
Eight Floridians Win
American Farmer Degree
National FFA Officers 1956-57. Seated: Jerry Litton, Student Secretary, Chillicothe,
Mo.; Jarnes Quincey, 4th Vice President, Trenton, Fla.; John M. Haid, Jr., National
President, Siloam Springs, Ark.; Jerry Ringo, ist Vice President, Rothwell, Ky.; Victor
Cappucci, 7r., 2nd Vice President, Mehoopany, Pa.; Rogerric (Pete) Knutson, 3rd Vice
President, Miles City, Mont.. Standing: D. J. Howard, Executive Treasurer, Winches-
ter, Va., Dr W. T. Spanton, National Adviser; Dr. A. W. Tenney, former Executive
Secretary, (not shown) Executive Secretary William Paul Gray, Washington, D. C.
Many Floridians to Receive Honors
At 30th National FFA Convention
THE FLORIDA Delegation to the 3oth Na-
tional FFA Convention. October 14-17,
in Kansas City, Missouri will see the
reenaction of another successful year.
James Quincey, Trenton, National
Vice-President, will be advance leader of
the Florida Delegation as the national of-
ficers begin their executive meetings on
Thursday, October o1. Representing
Florida this year, singing in the ioo-voice
national chorus, will be: George Ralph
Miller, DeFuniak Springs; Billy Poston,
Quincy; and Ignatius Galante, Ocala. In
the ioo-piece national band will be:
Anthony Crawford, Starke; Russell Black-
wood, Havana; and Melvin Horton, Win-
Representatives of the following chap-
ters will receive national honors in the
chapter contest: Ocala, South Dade at
Homestead, and Williams at Live Oak.
Receiving the highest degree-American
Farmer-in Future Farmer work for their
outstanding achievements will be: Jimmy
Register, Graceville; Bobby Tyre, Blounts-
town; Richard Alton Blair, jennings;
Larry Rogers, Alachua; Samuel Tribble.
DeLand; Robert Rogers, Brandon; Har-
rison Thornhill, Winter Haven; and Wil-
lard Durrance, Wauchula. Mr. and Mrs.
Stacey Quincey, parents of Tames, will
receive the Honorary American Farmer
Degree and Certificate of Merit.
Official delegates representing the As-
sociation will be: P. K. Beck, Chiefland.
Past State President; Lloyd Dubroff, Al-
tha, State President; with the Vice-Presi-
dents Lamar Jenkins, Williams Chapter
at Live Oak; Bill Land, Mayo; Bill
Thompson, Sanford; Donald Smith, Wau-
chula; Gene Hudson, Vernon; Charles
McCullers, Plant City; as alternates.
Star State Farmer, Lamar Jenkins, also
winner of the Chilean Nitrate Education-
al Leadership Award and the Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company Area Award,
will participate in the ceremony "Mass-
ing of the State Flags," which is part of
the presentation of the Star American
Farmer Award. Area Star Farmers who
won leadership and area awards will be:
John Woodberry, Havana; and Charles
McCullers, Plant City.
Bobby Burnsed, Macclenny, winner of
the State Forestry Contest 'sponsored by
the Seaboard Airline Railroad Company,
with adviser Alan Harvey, will appear on
the Traffic Club Program arranged by R.
N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent of
Seaboard Airline Railroad.
Vincent Milstead, Walnut Hill;- winner
of the Florida Cattlemen's Feeder Steer
Award, will be accompanied by his ad-
viser, Glynn C. Key, Jr.
Participating in the National FFA
Meat and Poultry Judging Team from
Starke will be: John Allen Shadd, T. J.
Mann, and J. T. Parrish along with their
adviser, P. C. Hutchins.
The Livestock Judging Team from
Turkey Creek composed of Bobby Gal-
lagher, Ronald Dyal, Charles Damron,
Wayne Hickey and their adviser, James
L. Simmons, will participate in the Na-
tional Livestock Judging Competition.
David Courtney, Gonzalez, State Cham-
pion Public Speaker, will attend as will
representatives of Bradenton, Clewiston,,
Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee, Bartow, Dade
City, Zephryhills, South Dade at Home-
stead, Newberry, and other chapters.
Alvin Davis, Adviser of the Allentown
Chapter, along with his Chapter Presi-
dent, will attend as State winners of the
Chapter Forestry Contest, sponsored by
the St. Regis Paper Company.
Regional or National winners of Farm
Mechanics, Farm Electrification, Dairy
Farming, Soil and Water Management,
and Farm Safety Awards have not yet
been announced, but it is hoped that
Florida will win one or more of these.
Friends of Future Farmers that are
planning to attend are: Guyton Williams,
Dairy and Poultry Specialist of the State
Marketing Bureau; Carl Roberts. Superin-
tendent of Gilchrist County; L. B. Lind-
sey, Principal, Santa Fe High School;
Henry L. Clay, Principal, DeLand High
School; Moody Eldridge, Principal,
Blountstown High Scrool; E. F. Mc-
Lane. Principal, Brandon High School;
and D. D. Dubroff, father of State FFA
President, Lloyd Dubroff.
Most of the convention's first day will
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Call for National Convention
TO MEMBERS OF THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA:
By THE powers vested in me as National President of the Future Farmers of
America, I am issuing a call for all State Associations, the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico and the Territory of Hawaii to send delegates to the National
Convention, which will be held in the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City,
Missouri, Octobr 14 through 17, 1957.
All chartered associations in good standing with the national organization
are entitled to select and send two delegates and two alternate delegates
from the active membership, and those candidates nominated for the Ameri-
can Farmer Degree by the National Board of Student Officers and approved
by the National Board of Directors, also any members who have reservations
in Kansas City, and wish to attend the national convention.
As a national organization, we have accomplished many outstanding
things this past year and at this, our Thirtieth National Convention, plans
will be made for the important year ahead. Regular business will be tran-
acted, the National Public Speaking Contest will be held, and awards
wlll be made.
John M. Haid, Jr
Route 5 National President
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
July 22, 1957
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1957
By Way of Editorial Comment:
FFA Program is Vital to Schools
By FRANK COMMANDER
Principal, Trenton High School
DISRAELI SAID many years ago in his masterful way of stating things: "The truth is,
progress and reaction are but words to mystify the millions. They mean nothing,
they are nothing, they are phases and not facts. In structure, the decay, and the
development of the various families of men, the vicissitudes of history find their main
solace-all is race."
Nevertheless progress can register in
an inconspicuous way and grow to be of
international consequence. Such is true
of the case of the Future Farmers of
America. After an absence of contact
with the FFA for a period )f sixteen
years the writer has evidenced remarkable
progress in the program. Closer contact
with the Association on a local, state and
national basis, during the past two years,
has developed a better understanding of
the objectives and ideals as set forth in
the operation of the program. The cour-
age and faithfulness of adult leaders and
their determination to "make a good
thing better" have been prominent fea- *
tures of this progress.
The participation of an entire class in
a local public speaking contest; the effi- lil
cient manner in which local chapter ,V::- i;Z
meetings, state conventions and national '
conventions are conducted; improvement .. ..
of farming practices, support from local .',
and national business groups ;and con-
tinued growth; are just a few of the pro- FRANK COMMANDER
gressive features of FFA that produce gram.
such splendid examples of youth leaders. An evaluation of the FFA program is
The effects of educational achievement, out of the question in this article. In re-
through FFA, are encouraging. viewing the progress of the past years, and
As I see it, the FFA program is a vital looking into the future, the Future Farm-
and important part of our school program ers of America must demonstrate conclu-
-particularly in the small rural high sively, to the thousands of teachers.
school such as ours. Agricultural educa- specialists, and businesses, that their in-
tion, and FFA, occupy a unique place in vestment in youth is yielding the com-
our school system. It has been character- mendable return of developing our young
ized by the development of leadership men into well adjusted individuals and
abilities in many of the young men in competent citizens. Millions of dollars
this rural area. An examination of the are allocated for this purpose and every
opportunity areas in FFA will give the effort should be made to insure the maxi-
reader a good idea of the scope of guid- mum returns on this investment. If net
aance opportunities which may be as- returns are encouraging, more money
sumed by the adult leaders in the pro- and services will be provided.
T he C ov r Outstanding campers second week. of the 1957 Forestry Training
S V r Camp. State Forester C. H. Coulter presents awards to William L.
Woods, Chiefland; Don Arnold, Apopka; John Barrett, Havana; and
David Evans, Apopka. It has happened before, but it obviously is a very rare occurrence when two
boys from the same chapter win outstanding camper awards. The Apopka chapter is deserving of
The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XVIII, No. 4
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879. at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida.
STATE OFFICERS, 1957-58 NATIONAL OFFICERS F.F.A. 1956-57
President...................Lloyd Dubroff, Altha President..John M. Haid, Jr., Siloam Springs, Ark.
1st Vice-President........Lamar Jenkins, Live Oak 1st Vice Pres............Jerry Ringo, Rothwell, Ky.
2nd Vice-President................Bill Land, Mayo 2nd Vice Pres..Victor Cappucci, Jr., Mehoopany, Pa.
3rd Vice-President ........Bill Thompson, Sanford 3rd Vire Pres...Rogerric Knutson, Miles City, Mont.
4th Vice-President........Donald Smith, Wauchula 4th Vice-Pres.........James Quincey, Trenton, Fla.
5th Vice-President...........Gene Hudson, Vernon Student Sec'y........Jerry Litton, Chillicothe, Mo.
6th Vice-President .... Charles McCullers, Plant City Exec. Sec'y...... William Paul Gray, Wash., D. C.
Executive Secretary........ A. R. Cox, Tallahassee Exec. Treasurer....... R. E. Bass, Woodstock, Va.
State Adviser.............H. E. Wood, Tallahassee Nat. Adviser.... Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash., D. C.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1957 3
(ELECTRIC, THAT ISI)
No rural kitchen is complete
without an electric range and
all the other modern electric
appliances that make cooking
cooler, cleaner, faster! And
every rural laundry should have
modern electric washers, dry-
ers. and ironers to ease work
and chase those washday blues!
& LIGHT COMPANY
1957 Star State Farmer
Williams Chapter FFA
Pictured at left: Lamar and other members of the 7. F. Wil-
liams FFA Chapter as they received their State Farmer Degree
in 7une. Front row; Lamar Jenkins, Travis Avery, Retis
Flowers, Yr.; back row; Marvin Phillips, Yr., Edward Murphy,
-. George Wayne Ross and their advisor, Vincent ones.
WE, BUSINESS FIRMS OF LIVE OAK, CONGRATULATE LAMAR ON A JOB WELL DONE AND WISH FOR HIM CONTINUED
SUCCESS. (See story of Lamar's busy life, on opposite page).
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HUFFMAN & GILMORE
Purina Checkerboard Feeds
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FARMERS IMPLEMENT CO.
NORTH FLORIDA TELEPHONE CO.
STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS
FUCO CHEMICAL COMPANY
FRANK L. FUTCH
FARMERS MUTUAL EXCHANGE
OF LIVE OAK, INC.
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By Farmers Of The Suwannee River Valley
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Pictured above are a few of the many activities of Lamar 7enkins, 1957 Star State Farmer. Top row, from left to right: Lamar
and his father in their corn field; His Grand Champion Angus Steer bought by Leon McDonald, owner and manager of the
T i& T Grocery; Lamar pruning the planting of Slash Pines. Bottom row shows Lamar finishing the checking of his State
Farmer Application with his father and teacher, Vincent Jones; Getting ready to irrigate his tobacco; Lamar with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Jenkins and sister Mary Lou.
Williams Chapter FFA Member '57 Star State Farmer
FROM ONE SOW and one cow, to a farm
which includes 12 head of cattle, 24 head
of hogs, 260 acres of land with equipment
valued at over $5,000 in eight years,
is the accomplishment of the Florida Star
State Farmer, Lamar Jenkins of the
Williams Chapter, Live Oak.
At the age of o1 his father gave him
a sow and a cow, and when he entered
high school in the 9th grade in 1953, he
started taking Vocational Agriculture. He
was very fortunate to have a father with
foresight to see that ownership and re-
sponsibility would develop the habit of
following his organization's motto early
in life, "Learning to do; Doing to learn;
Earning to live; Living to Serve."
As a freshman in high school he had 9
head of hogs for breeding and 3 barrows,
5 acres of corn, o1 acres of sweet lupine,
5 acres of peanuts and began building up
his herd of cattle.
In becoming a Chapter Farmer in 1954,
he says he will long remember the words
of the creed, "I can exert an influence in
my home and community that will stand
solid for my part in that inspiring task."
He demonstrated this through improve-
ment projects on his home farm, which
included a livestock breeding program,
growing feed crops, planting soil improve-
ment crops, keeping farm records and
The road to success is not without its
setbacks, for Lamar Jenkins lost his first
three barrows that he intended to show,
yet he remembered that part of the Creed
in which it mentioned, "-the joy and dis-
couragement of farm life," as his fourth
barrow was the lightweight champion of
Each year found him setting higher
standards, not only for his supervised
farming program but for his participation
in cooperative activities and time devoted
to the improvement of his leadership
activities and helping others in the chap-
ter. For this, he was elected Vice-Presi-
dent of his Chapter and attended the
State Convention, also his Chapter was
selected as the top chapter in the South
in cooperative activities.
As further reward for cooperative ef-
fort and success in developing leadership,
Lamar was elected President of his Chap-
ter, and Vice-president of his class. Dur-
ing this year, his supervised farming pro-
gram increased in scope and he exhibited
the grand champion barrow, as well as the
grand champion pen-of-three of the
Suwannee Valley Hog Show. Each year
found him always doing more improve-
It was in his fourth year that young
Jenkins came into ownership of a 160
acre farm, with tractor, through the co-
operation and support of his father. Of
course, he had demonstrated his intent
ind purpose of becoming a farmer, since
each year he had reinvested his profits
in livestock, crops and equipment. It
is his belief that with hard work, good
farming methods and help from the Good
Lord above, that he will pay off his obli-
gations, not only to the bank which loan-
el him money to purchase the farm, but
to his parents and the community which
has supported and encouraged him
through the years.
His leadership ability was further dem-
onstrated, when the delegates at the Flor-
!da State FFA Convention elected him as
first Vice-President, trusting him to be an
inspiration for other boys.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1957
ANTHONY CRAWFORD, Starke Chapter
Company of Starke
S. G. Denmark, Manager
434 W. Call Street, Phone 151
F. Register & Son
Gulf Distributors, Phone 155
Gasoline Oils Fuel Oil
(Stories on opposite page)
IGNATUS GALENTE, Ocala Chapter
The Commercial Bank
& Trust Company of Ocala
Your Friendly Bank
LaMarr Motel, 1607 Silver Spgs. Blvd.
Swimming Pool-Owned and
Managed by Mr. & Mrs. John J. Collura
GEORGE RALPH MILLER
DeFuniak Springs Chapter
Cotton Tractor Company
Ford Tractors & Equipment
Phone TW 4-5371
West Florida Farmers
Coy Commander, Mgr.
Telephone TW 4-7661
MELVIN HORTON, Winter Garden
Diamond R Fertilizer
Winter Garden, Florida
Havana Tobacco Leaf Corp.
Growers nd Packers of
Fine Florida and Georgia
Shade Grown Tobacco
Shelfer & Ellinor Co., Inc.
Hardware, Building Material
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1957
Florida Members of the National Chorus and National
Band Will Bring Honor to Florida FFA at Convention
RUSSELL BLACKWOOD, of the Havana High
School and FFA Chapter, will be playing
the saxophone in the National FFA Band.
He has been a very active member of
the chapter and served as a member of
the Parliamentary Procedure team, on
various committees, and attended the
FFA Forestry Camp. In High School he
has played the saxophone and is Drum
Major of the Band.
His farming program includes truck
crops, broilers and 45 acres of forestry,
along with supplementary farm jobs and
ANTHONY CRAWFORD, Of the Bradford
County High School and a member of
the Starke FFA Chapter, will be one of
the National Band members from Florida
at the National FFA Convention in Kan-
sas City in October 1957. He lives on a
346 acre general farm and has a super-
vised farming program consisting of 720
head of hens, 2 sows, 1i acres sweet pep-
per, one acre of turnip greens and one
acre of field peas, along with improve-
ment projects and supplementary farm
jobs. Anthony's main hobbies are hunt-
ing and fishing, along with playing musi-
Though faced with serving in some
branch of the armed forces after gradua-
tion, his plans are to return to the farm.
IGNATIUS GALANTE, Of the Ocala High
School and FFA Chapter, will be a mem-
ber of the National Chorus from Florida
at the National FFA Convention in Kan-
sas City in October 1957.
He enrolled in Vocational Agriculture
and became a Future Farmer in Septem-
ber 1955 in the 9th grade and has been
very active as a member of the chapter
quartet and parliamentary procedure
team; took part in public speaking and
committee work and served as a delegate
to the State Convention. In addition, he
has participated in many FFA Radio and
Civic Club Programs and has been a
member of the High School Glee Club.
His supervised farming program con-
sists of citrus and beef cattle production,
along with many improvement projects
and supplementary farm jobs.
Winter Garden Chapter
NATIONAL BAND member, 17 year old
Melvin Horton from Winter Garden,
has been a Future Farmer for four years
The Florida Future Farmer
and has played in Junior and Senior
bands for a total of six years.
Melvin plays the Baritone and is rated
the best on his instrument in the Lake-
view High School Band. He has par-
ticipated in several District and State
Melvin is an active member in the
Lakeview F. F. A. chapter. He was
chairman of a blue ribbon exhibit of
lawn grasses and ground covers in the
Central Florida Fair in 1957. He was
chairman of the 1957 annual deep-sea
fishing trip for the Lakeview F. F. A.
Melvin's projects have consisted of
vegetable growing and fattening hogs. He
is also interested in forestry and attended
forestry training camp at Camp O'Leno
GEORGE RALPH MILLER
DeFuniak Spring Chapter
GEORGE RALPH MILLER, of the Walton
(Continued on page ii)
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Eight Floridians are Candidates for
DEGREE OF AMERICAN FARMER
At FFA National Convention
ALTON BLAIR, the first member from the
Jennings Chapter to receive the American
Farmer Degree began his Vocational Ag-
ricultural program in the eighth grade at
Jennings High School. He started with
one acre of corn, one cow and two meat
hogs. From this beginning, he earned
enough to finance and increase the scope
of his later projects. Alton now has in
operation a well balanced farming pro-
gram with corn, tobacco, sweet potatoes,
and hogs as major enterprises. He has
recently bought three pure bred gilts and
a boar of the Spotted Poland China breed
from which he hopes to develop a source
of quality hogs for farmers in this area.
Alton was an outstanding member of
the Jennings Chapter, serving both in
the capacity of vice president and presi-
dent for one year each. He was also a
member of the parliamentary procedure
team, softball team, and represented the
chapter as a member of its hog judging
team on several occasions. He served two
years as delegate to the State Conven-
tion, in Daytona Beach, where in June,
1955, he received his State Farmer Degree.
Alton's leadership activities outside the
F.F.A. have also been outstanding. He
not only maintained a high scholastic
record, but served as president of his
sophomore class, captain of the football
team, and president of the Student Coun-
cil. Some of his church activities were
Associate Director of Baptist Training
Union, President of Christian Young
Peoples Organization, and president of
Sunday School Class in his local church.
In 1955, Alton won a two-thousand
dollar college scholarship sponsored by
the Gair Woodlands Corporation.
WILLARD DURRANCE enrolled in Hardee
County Senior High School in August of
1950 and registered for the course in Vo-
cational Agriculture. He joined the Fu-
ture Farmers of America and was initiated
as a Greenhand in September. At the
time he began taking Vocational Agri-
culture he had a herd of grade beef cat-
tle which he had been raising since his
early childhood. His father gave him a
cow from which his present herd has
largely developed. His supervised farm-
ing program for the first year consisted of
8 head of beef breeding animals and I
steer for meat. He carried out 4 improve-
ment projects and 6 supplementary farm
The second year Willard was in the Vo-
cational Agriculture Program, his super-
vised farming project consisted of 9 head
of beef breeding animals and 4 steers
for meat. He showed one of these steers
to the Grand Championship in the Tri-
County Fat Stock Show at Wauchula.
With the available pasture on the home
farm, Willard had reached the saturation
point in so far as increasing the size of
his herd is concerned and his efforts na-
turally have been concentrated on im-
proving the quality of the herd. He car-
ried out 5 improvement projects and 5
supplementary farm jobs during the year.
He was initiated and received the degree
of Chapter Farmer in October.
At the beginning of the third year, Wil-
lard's supervised farming program con-
sisted of 7 head of beef breeding animals
and 2 head of steers for meat. He car-
ried out 7 improvement projects and 8
supplementary farm jobs, and was elected
vice-president of the chapter.
Willard's supervised farming program
the fourth year consisted of 8 head of
beef breeding animals and 2 head of
steers. He carried out 7 improvement
projects and 7 supplementary farm jobs.
He was also elected chapter president.
He was elected president of the
senior class, captain of the football team
and later selected to the all-conference
football team; member of the student
council, Key club, Lettermans club, and
the basketball team.
Willard's activities since graduating
from high school have been many and
varied. He attended the State FFA Con-
vention in Daytona Beach immediately
after graduation and received the State
Farmer Degree. He was subsequently
elected to the office of ist Vice President
of the State Association.
The second year after graduation Wil-
lard married his childhood sweetheart,
Miss Gloria Roberts.
After graduation, Willard went to work
for Mr. Doyle Carlton, Jr. as Farm Man-
ager in charge of 65 acres of bearing cit-
rus. He has continued and now manages
165 acres of citrus.
Willard now owns a lo acre non-bear-
ing orange grove which he has developed
on land given him by his father. His
beef cattle enterprise has increased to a
sizeable herd and during the past year
he has entered into a partnership with
his father-in-law. They own jointly 220
acres of land, most of which is improved,
and approximately ioo head of commer-
cial beef cattle served by purebred bulls.
Willard is a very definite asset to his
community and typifies the kind of solid
citizen that training received in Vocation-
al Agriculture and the FFA produces.
JIMMY REGISTER, Graceville, began taking
Vocational Agriculture in the 9th grade
at the Graceville High School in 1951.
That year his supervised farming program
included 5 acres of watermelons, i acre
peanuts, i acre potatoes and 6 calves.
Jimmy has been very active in FFA
and was President of the local chapter
for two years, participating in many con-
tests, and had outstanding exhibits in
swine and cattle shows.
He received his State Farmer Degree
He purchased 120 acres of land and en-
tered in a partnership basis with his
father in operating a dairy. They milk
about 50 cows daily, producing about 800
pounds of milk. Many improvement fea-
tures have been installed, such as an 800
gallon cooling tank and equipment which
permits milk to go directly from the cow
to the tank, without handling.
In addition to the dairy operation,
they farm about 290 acres of crops and
Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua
LARRY ROGERS began taking Vocational
Agriculture in 1951. He became a Green-
hand member with a farming program of
acre of pepper and I acre of cucumbers.
Since graduating from high school he
entered in a partnership basis with his
father. This year they have 20 acres of po-
tatoes, 3 acres of squash, 20 acres of string
beans, to acres of lima beans, 15 acres
of cucumbers, 15 acres of peppers, 5 acres
of eggplants, and 83 acres of corn for sale
and livestock feed.
Larry was very active in chapter ac-
tivities, serving as a reporter, chairman
and member of many committees, at-
tending the State Convention as delegate,
and cooperating in producing plants,
vegetables and livestock for the chapter.
ROBERT IS a graduate of the Brandon High
High School and a member of the Bran-
don FFA Chapter. He turned his back
yard nursery, which was started when he
was enrolled in Vocational Agriculture,
into a business which has grossed him
more than $1oo,ooo in four years, and he
is considered one of the top nursery op-
erators in Hillsborough County.
In 1951 he enrolled in Vocational Agri-
culture and started growing plants and
ornamental shrubbery in his father's back
yard. His present nursery consists of over
g acres, with plans' to add 17 more.
Young Rogers has landscaped more
than ,,ooo homes in Hillsborough County.
In high school Robert was valedictorian
of the senior class, President of the Key
(Continued on page 1S)
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1957
SAM TRIBBLE, DeLand
DeLand FFA Chapter
LARRY ROGERS, Alachua
E. Coy Strickland
Florida Motor &
JIMMY REGISTER, Graceville WILLARD DURRANCE, Wauchula
Sponsored by Sponsored by
Graceville FFA Chapter Hardee FFA Chapter
ALTON BLAIR, Jennings
Jennings FFA Chapter
Jim Dunaway, ,Owner
Service to Your Farm
Lakeland and Tampa
BOBBY TYRE, Blountstown
Anders Equipment Co.
Neal Lumber &
Rotary Cut and Sawn Lumber
ROBERT ROGERS, Brandon
The Brandon Lions Club
(Story on opposite page)
-. .'- .
Upper picture shows members of the Allentown Chapter marking boundary lines
dividing the chapter forest into five 8-acre plots, according to the 5 year management
plan. Bottom picture shows the healthy growth of peas planted in the Allentown
forest for small game feed.
Four FFA Operated Forest
Properties Win Cash Prizes
FOUR HIGH-CLASS forest properties operated
by Future Farmers of America chapters
won cash prizes for their efforts this past
year. They are the forests of the Allen-
town, Tallahassee, Ocala, and Vernon
chapters, finalists in the annual St. Regis
Paper Company chapter forestry contest.
The big winner was Allentown, second
in last year's competition and judged
number one this year. A big output of
high quality work on the forest plus
closely related activities outside did the
job for the Allentown chapter. Their
prize was $250, awarded to provide ex-
penses for Chapter Adviser Alvin Davis
and one chapter member to attend the
National FFA Convention in Kansas City.
Allentown-which has operated its 40-
acre tract since 1948 on a lease basis from
St. Regis Paper Company, won the con-
test in the process of carrying out the
first year of a comprehensive five-year
plan designed to bring the forest up to
maximum production. The plan called
for these activities:
Getting rid of "weed" trees, Pruning
young pines in understocked areas which
couldn't be expected to prune themselves
naturally, Removing storm-damaged and
over-mature timber, Planting a food bor-
der for wildlife, Painting boundary and
plot lines, Plowing fire lines, Publicizing
chapter forest activities.
All these things the Allentown Chap-
ter did-and then some. The result is a
woodland any working timber man would
be proud to claim.
Though the first-year plan didn't call
for a harvest, the chapter nonetheless man-
aged a small cut of pulpwood which net-
ted them $32.40. Part of this money
went for transportation for Myron Lewis
and Tommy Smith to the Florida Forest
Service's forestry training camp.
Davis sees to it that his boys get lots
of instruction in forestry in their voca-
tional agricultural classes. Two classes
received instruction in the use of the
tree scale stick. Four classes received a
total of seven written classroom jobs on
forestry. Chapter members saw eight
films directly related to forestry.
All classes made trips to the forest and
helped with the forest work. A total of
some 29o man-hours were spent on for-
estry during the year.
Among Allentown's extra-curricular
forestry activities which helped them win
first place in the contest were these:
A television program over WEAR-TV
in Pensacola on planting pine seedlings.
Planting of fifty Arbor Day seedlings
for their school;
A speech by James Lewis on the subject
"Forest Fires-A Major Problem in the
South" at the Sub-District FFA Public
A report on the chapter forest by FFA
President Bluford Ward at the annual
conference of the Florida Council of
Farmer Cooperatives in Clearwater. Al-
lentown was district winner in the FFA
Distribution of more than 3oo booklets
and leaflets on forestry and forest fire
Placement of six newspaper articles
during the year.
Second-place Tallahassee won a $50
prize for its efforts. Tallahassee is a pre-
vious first-place winner, having won in
1950. Tallahassee Ag Teacher O. Z.
Revell led the boys in the management
of the 8o-acre tract. Their activities in-
cluded tree growth studies, weed tree
poisoning, planting 3,000 slash pines,
selective cuttings and prunings of young
Third-place Ocala won $3o for its out-
standing work in tree growth studies,
precommercial thinnings, reforestation,
and selective harvesting of crowded
stands. Thier tract is 105 acres and ad-
visor is M. C. Roche.
Fourth place netted the Vernon Chap-
ter $2o. The Vernon advisor is Arol
Hudson and their forest is 40 acres. The
Vernon chapter is a perennial prize-win-
ner, having recently won a $2,300 Ford
Tractor in the "Mechanizing Florida Ag-
riculture" award program and about $400
cash in the Future Farmers of America
Foundation, "Improving Agriculture and
The Florida Association of Future
Farmers of America is proud of its four
new chapter forest contest winners and
offers them its warmest congratulations.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1957
Bonds and Scholarships Are Prizes
THREE COLLEGE scholarships and seven
bonds are the prizes of an annual "Bet-
ter Farming' Scholarship Contest being
initiated by Mid-States Steel &c Wire Com-
pany of Crawfordsville, Indiana and Jack-
Beginning now, the first contest will
close on December i. The first scholar-
ships will be granted from the 1958-59
academic year, and will cover tuition to
any agricultural college or university in
the winners' home states.
First prize will be a four-year scholar-
ship; second prize, one for two years;
third prize; a one-year scholarship award.
The remaining seven prizes will be $50
U. S. Savings Bonds.
The Contest is open to members of 4-H
Clubs, FFA, FHA, to students in agricul-
ture or home economics attending senior
high schools in 13 states including Flor-
ida. Farm background and experience
will also be accepted in place of the above
memberships or formal training.
Entry blanks and contest rules are
available through Mid-States fence deal-
ers or from the Contest office, Mid-States
Steel & Wire Company, Crawfordsville.
Past State FFA
P. K. BECK, Chiefland FFA Chapter, past
State FFA President of the Florida Asso-
ciation, was the 1957 winner of the an-
nual Winn-Dixie-Florida Farm Bureau
scholarship, which is a $1,ooo award to
be used in attending college. The funds
are provided by the Winn-Dixie Stores
P. K. has been an active FFA member
for five years, having served in several
offices in his Chapter and then as Presi
dent of the Florida Association, FFA.
His family is a member of the Levy Coun-
ty Farm Bureau.
Phyllis Williamson, Wildwood, mem-
ber of the Leesburg FHA Chapter, won
the $iooo.oo Winn-Dixie-Florida Farm
Bureau scholarship for girls. She had
previously won the State FHA $200 schol-
(Continued from page 7)
County High School and FFA Chapter
in DeFuniak Springs, is a sophomore in
high school and will represent his chap-
ter as a member of the National FFA
Chorus at the National Convention in
He has been very active in the local
chapter, appearing on Television and
Radio Programs, as a member of the
String Band, Parliamentary Procedure
and Softball teams and was a member of
the Chapter Quartet which won the State
Championship this year. Along with
carrying on his supervised farming pro-
gram, his experiences include singing at
local churches, civic clubs, high school
assembly programs and attendance at
summer Music Camp at Florida State
George's 1956-57 supervised farming
program consisted of 1 steer for meat and
11 head of hogs, along with many supple-
mentary farm jobs and improvement pro-
jects which included raising feed crops.
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"', u 10 PRIZE
Just give the little Mid-States wire
man a name and explain in 100
words or less the reason for your
choice. That's all there is to it.
Nothing to buy. You may win a tuition
scholarship to any agricultural
college or university in your home
state. Contest open to 4-H, FFA,
and FHA members, or students in
agriculture or home economics,
attending senior high schools in Ohio,
Mich., Ind., III., Iowa, Tenn., Wis.,
Mo., Okla., Ark., Ky., Ga., and Fla.
MID-STATES STEEL & WIRE COMPANY'
CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA JAC
P. K. BECK
Attending the Inteirntional Harvester Luncheon during the Flo ida State FFA Officers' Goodwill tour in Jacksonville were: V. H.
Ballard, Stock Supervisor; R. O. Ivev. Service Operator; 7. E. Park, Office Manage): 7. G. Smith, Area Supervisor, Agricultural
Education, Gainesville; Perry Sistrunk, Teacher of I'ocational Agriculture, North Miami; James Quincey, National FFA Vice-
President, 7 renton: State 'ice-Presidents Lamar Jenkins, Live Oak: Charles McCullers, Plant City; Donald Smith, lVauchula; State
FFA President Lloyd Dubroff, Altha: State FFA Vice Presidents Bill Land. Mayo; Bill Thompson, Sanford; Gene Hudson,
'ernon A4. H. Cox. Executive Secretary .Florida Association, FFA; H. E. Wood, State Adviser, Florida Association, FFA; E. D.
Jackson. Paits Supeirisor. and 7. Gordon Perkins, Assistant District Manager, International Harvester Company, Jacksonville.
State FFA Officers Good Will Tour
Lloyd Dubroff, State FFA President
RECOGNIZING THE importance of strength-
ening the relationship between agricul-
turists and distributors of farm equip-
ment and farm produce, the Retail
Merchants Division of the Florida
State Chamber of Commerce invited your
state officers to be their guests on a seven
day tour of some industrial establishments.
Your state officers were accompanied
by our adult advisors: H. E. Wood, A.
R. Cox, as well as J. G. Smith. Area II
Supervisor, M. C. Roche, Ocala Chapter
Advisor, and Perry Sistrunk, Advisor of
the North Miami Chaptcr and .1. E. Gor-
man, Managing Director of the Retail
Merchants Division Florida State C of C,
to whom we are grateful for the trip.
Those industries joining the State
Chamber of Commerce in acting as our
host were Winn-Dixie Stores, Florida Na-
tional Bank, A & P Tea Company, Great-
er Jacksonville Fair, Standard Oil Com-
pany. International Harvester Company.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company, Florida
Ford Tractor Company, Silver Springs,
WFLA-TV in Tampa, Hay-a-Tampa Ci-
gar Company, Merchants Association of
Tampa, MacDill Air Base, Florida State
Fair, Cypress Gardens, and others.
Arriving in Jacksonville August 18 we
were guests of Winn-Dixie Stores at a
banquet given at the Atlantic Beach Ho-
tel. Next day the Florida National Bank
was host for breakfast, followed by a fire
boat ride around Jacksonville's harbor
and a tour of the Floriida National Bank.
Later that day, we were guests of the
Jacksonvil:-z Rotary Club. The program
was begun by J. E. Gorman, who intro-
den, as Master of Ceremonies, presented
Miss Linda Edwards of Mayo who sang
several songs, accompanied by Mrs. Joe
Cook. Fourth vice-president Donald Smith
of Wauchula, also sang two songs.
James Quincey, Trenton, Florida, Na-
tional Vice-President; was the guest speak-
er, and delivered a stirring speech con-
cerning the ties between business and
agriculture. Afterwards we toured the
A & P Tea Company's coffee plant and
Winn-Dixie warehouses and were guests
of the Greater Jacksonville Fair for sup-
Standard Oil Company was the host
for breakfast Tuesday morning, followed
by a tour of the Standard Oil Docks.
From there we went to International Har-
vester Company, and had lunch at Jack-
sosville's famed Lobster House. That af-
ternoon we toured Owens-Illinois Glass
Company's paper mill and container
plant, followed by supper in the com-
Wednesday morning we were guests of
Florida Ford Tractor Company for break-
fast, and were shown that establishment.
Upon leaving Florida Ford Tractor
Company, we departed for Tampa via
Ocala where we were met by the
Marion County Chamber of Commerce
officials and then taken out to Silver
Springs for an excellent lunch and a glass-
All Aboard-Mayor Haydon Burns, Jacksonville, arranged for party to see the city
from aboard one of the Fireboats.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1957
bottom boat ride. That night we arrived
in Tampa as guests of the Merchants As-
sociation of Greater Tampa and the Ag-
ricultural Committee of the Tampa
Chamber of Commerce. We were given
a tour of WFLA-TV and were their guests
for supper, afterwards continuing to Mac-
Dill Air Force Base, where we spent the
night. The next morning we had break-
fast at Morrison's Cafeteria with Hoy'
Woodberry, President of Hav-A-Tampa
Cigar Company as host, followed by a
visit to the Hav-A-Tampa Cigar Com-
pany. The Merchants Association of
Greater Tampa were hosts for lunch at
the Officers' Club at MacDill, followed
by a tour of that Base.
Friday morning at breakfast we were
guests of the Florida State Fair and Gas-
parilla Association and the Agricultural
Committee of the Greater Tampa Cham-
ber of Commerce. We departed from
Tampa, going to Cypress Gardens where
we were given lunch and toured beautiful
gardens. That afternoon in Orlando we
were given charcoal steaks by Morrison's
Cafeteria at the home of J. B. Johnson,
Orange County Coordinator of Vocation-
al Agricultural Education.
Saturday morning, Monty Hood, Ford
Trac'or Dealer of Orlando was our host
for breakfast, followed by a tour of John's
Nurseries in Apopka. After returning to
Orlando, a special television program
was presented over WDBO-TV, Orlando.
The program was opened by J. B. John-
son introducing Master of Ceremonies
James Quincey. James, in turn, present-
ed WDBO-TV a special plaque in appre-
ciation of their loyalty and service, intro-
duced the state officers and talked about
the far-reaching effects of the goodwill
tour. The luncheon sponsored by the
Orlando Sears-Roebuck Store signified the
end of this year's tour.
Your sta'e officers on this trip; James
Quincey, Trenton, National Vice-Presi-
dent; Lloyd Dubroff, Altha, State Presi-
dent; Lamar Jenkins, Live Oak, Ist Vice-
President; Bill Land, Mayo, 2nd Vice-
President; Bill Thompson, Sanford, 3rd
Vice-President; Donald Smith, Wauchula,
4th Vice-President; Gene Hudson, Vern
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Rotary Club-J. E. Gorman, Managing
Director, Retail Merchants Division,
Florida Chamber of Commerce; Lloyd
Dubroff, State FFA President; Linda
Edwards, District II FFA Sweetheart;
7ames Quincey, National FFA Vice-Presi-
dent; and I. M. Sulzbacker, President,
Jacksonville Rotary Club.
The Florida Future Farmer
Mardi Liles, Farm Service Director for Station WFLA-TV explaining the Television
Camera, during the State FFA Officers' visit to the studio. Extreme right is Dick
Hughes, Secretary, Agricultural Committee, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
Top picture shows State officers and guests at steak fry held at the 7. B. Johnson's
home in Orlando: Senator John Sutton, State president FFA Lloyd Dubroff, National
vice president James Quincey and County Commissioner Jack Murdock.. Charcoal
steaks were furnished by Morrison's cafeteria. Bottom picture shows good will tour
group enjoying barbecued steaks on lawn of J. B. Johnson home in Orlando.
MESSAGE OF APPRECIATION TO CHAPTER ADVISERS
AND MEMBERS OF FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, FFA
I WANT to convey to you through this message my sincere appreciation for
the many nice things you have done for me.
Your expressions of sympathy have meant much to Mrs. Wood and me
during our period of great grief over the loss of our oldest daughter.
Your presentation of a boat and trailer overwhelms me. It was just what
I have wanted for some time but I never expected and certainly do not de-
serve such generosity.
I always take much pride in the fine accomplishments and good work
throughout Florida by the Future Farmers. Such demonstrations as you give
during the State Convention, at the Florida State Fair, at your local Fairs,
and at your F.F.A. banquets reflect much credit upon your Chapter Ad-
visers. The greatest reward that the State Adviser gets is seeing you boys
The lay public is very favorably impressed with the Future Farmers of
Your recent Convention in Daytona Beach was one of the finest in our
past history. You are to be congratulated, commended, and respected for the
excellent manner in which you plan and conduct the affairs of the Florida
May God continue to bless us in our unselfish undertakings for the
good of all.
H. E. WOOD, State Adviser
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South Dade F.F.A. Chapter Exhibit at the American Institute of Cooperation, Ft.
Collins, Colorado. This is the second time that the Chapter has won the Southern
Regional and appeared at the A.I.C. Left to right: Pal Brooks, Bobby Wollam, Dr.
E. W. Cake, Economist with the Agricultural Extension Service, David Rutzke, Ward
Weiss, Dennis Carpenter, Lansing Gordon, Advisor, Ronnie Barnes and James Taylor.
The South Dade Cooperative Story
(Report made by Pal Brooks at the
American Institute of Cooperation to a
combined group of youth and adults on
the opening night of their annual meet-
ing in Ft. Collins, Colorado. James Tay-
lor and Ward Weiss also spoke.)
EVERYONE LIKES to claim that what they
have or do is a little different from what
everyone else has or does. It may sound
a little bragging, but I think that what we
have and do in our chapter is different.
For example, our South Dade Chapter,
at Homestead, Florida, is not only the
southernmost in the state, but also the
southernmost in the nation.
Being located in a subtropical climate
as we are, we grow and harvest our crops
during the winter months, when Texas is'
trying to irrigate from a dry river, when
California is trying to wade out from
under a "high fog," and while the rest
of the country is covered with snow. Our
location alone, contrary to what many
people think, creates a problem in itself;
insofar as we must be prepared to plant
our crops in September and continue to
plant up to and during January.
In this sub-tropical climate, it is only
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natural the products grown here are var-
ied. They range from mangos, avocados,
papayas, okra, squash, and peas, to the
usual staples like corn, pole beans, pota-
toes and tomatoes. Dade County, of which
we are the largest Chapter, is the "Win-
ter Vegetable Bowl" of the world.
Co-ops sell a large volume of these
crops. Almost 40% according to our Ag-
ricultural College specialists. We are
very proud of the fact that some of the
Co-ops in South Dade are the largest of
their kind in the world. Two of our
sponsors, Far South Growers and South-
most Vegetable Co-op are members.
It was only natural for us to try to
adopt some of their better practices into
our business procedures. All this began
with a study of Co-ops three years ago.
In this study we visited directors
of surrounding Co-ops to learn their
views as to the advantages of Co-ops
as well as farmers who 'sold their produce
to co-ops. We also conferred with men
who ran their own packing houses as well
as individual farmers. After gathering
information for two years, we submitted
it to our adult advisory committee for
their advice as to the course of action to
follow. Upon receiving their recommenda-
tion that we form a Co-op, we elected
directors and received our charter and be-
came the second FFA Chapter, to my
knowledge, to form a state certified Co-op.
During the past year our members sold
over $6o,ooo worth of produce through
surrounding farmers Co-op as well as
$5,000 through our own Co-op. We also
sold over $6,000 for our chapter members
through our Co-op.
We have worked hard at establishing
and maintaining a sound "public rela-
tions program," and to it can be attrib-
uted much of our help to and from the
One of our main projects this year was
to landscape our local Woman's Club
property and school grounds with plants
from our own nursery. Another large
project we had was the erection of a big
tent exhibit at the South Florida State
Fair. In the exhibit, viewed by over one-
half million people, were produce as well
as plants from our nursery and exhibits
on Co-ops and Future Farmer Work.
We attribute this public relations pro-
gram with obtaining many of our com-
munity aids, such as a bank financing
plan for members' crops, interest free; a
scholarship fund, which the chapter helps
support, for any worthy boy majoring in
Agriculture. We also have an agree-
ment with the local tractor dealers' where-
by we receive several new tractors each
year for only a slight depreciation fee and
In my opinion the farmers' problem is
not only how to get a better crop yield
without raising his overhead-but also
how to get a better price for his crop. I
truly believe that a properly organized
and directed Cooperative is the answer.
I wish to express the appreciation of
my group to the Florida Council of Co-
operatives and The American Institute
of Cooperation for this trip.
The Florida Future Farmer
Fred Wood, Jr. is shown checking his
watermelons for market.
FRED WOOD, JR. entered Vocational Agri-
culture in the eighth grade in the school
year of 1950-51. During his first year his
supervised farming program consisted of
two and one half acres of peanuts which
he used as feed for his two head of pure-
bred Duroc gilts.
In his freshman year he planted 3 acres
of sweet potatoes, plus increasing his hogs
to six head and raising twenty-five chick-
ens which he dressed later for meat.
During his sophomore year, 1952-53,
Freddie planted permanent pasture, and
renovated an old orange grove. His pro-
ductive enterprises for that year were ex-
panded to include 3/4 acre of oats, 8 acres
of corn, a vegetable garden, 1 1/4 acres of
cantaloupes, and 5 acres of peanuts.
In his junior year, 1953-54, he produced
io acres of corn for feed for his 25 meat
hogs. He also grew 9 acres of oats. His
improvement projects were controlling
rats, and carrying out improved fertiliza-
tion practices on crops. He also built
hog pens and planted soil improvement
During his senior year, 1954-55, young
Wood grew so acres of corn and 6 acres
of peanuts for hog feed. At the close of
this year he was awarded the degree of
State Farmer. He also bought a 2-Con
truck to use in his farm work, with profits
from his feeder pig project.
Freddie played football for four years
at Reddick. He was basketball manager
for two years and served as Treasurer of
the F.F.A. in his junior and senior years.
He graduated from high school in June
1955, and is now engaged in full time
farming in partnership with his father.
In 'he fall of 1955, he planted beans,
squash and cucumbers, but due to dry
weather, poor season, and low prices his
net profit was very low.
The Florida Future Farmer 15
In the 'spring of 1956 he increased the
scope of his farming program, even
though he had a bad season in fall of
1955. He planted .4 acres of squash from
which he harvested 639 hampers; 7 acres
of beans from which he harvested 417
hampers, with the two crops together
grossing him approximately $1664.85.
In spring of 1956 Freddie also planted
65 acres of watermelons from which he
harvested 31 U S. No. i carloads plus cut-
ting 25,000 melons to sell to trucks. This
crop of melons alone grossed approximate-
ly $27,500. This was divided between
the three partners.
In the fall of 1956 he planted and cared
for 13 acres of eggplants', from which he
harvested 2,475 bushels and grossed ap-
For the year 1956, after all expenses
were paid, and improvements were made
on the farm, Freddie had as his share a
net profit of approximately $5.460.6o.
With part of these earnings he purchased
a new tractor and equipment.
For his 1957 spring crop Freddie plant-
ed 80 acres of watermelons, io acres of
squash, 35 acres of corn, and 20 acres of
During the two years since he has grad-
uated from school he has increased his
pure bred hog program until he now has
Freddie's future plans are to continue
farming, because he enjoys the freedom
of farm life and seeing things grow.
A preference based on
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South, Standard Oil farm fuels and
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throughout the five states we serve-
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky
We believe this continued sales lead-
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a confidence slowly acquired through
the years, by the repeated satisfactory
use of our products by three genera-
tions of Southern farmers.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY (KENTUCKY)
By ELMER HORNE,
I &r F Assistant, Florida Forest Service
FLORIDA FFA Chapters sent 247 members
to the forestry training camp at O'Leno
State Park this July, and they will tell you
they got a pretty intensive course in
"Those foresters really did work us
pretty hard," is the way one of the camp-
ers put it.
"Those foresters" were the men of the
Florida Forest Service-the agency which
conducts the camp-and professional for-
esters from industry and the University
of Florida School of Forestry.
But if the campers worked hard, they've
got something to show for it. They learn-
ed a lot of things that will help them earn
more money from timber both right away
At left reading from top to bottom are
pictured: "The bark scrapes only to the
wood, not into it." Florida Forest Service
Naval Stores Technician Jack Turner in-
structs a new generation of turpentiners
in the ways of non-destructive turpentin-
ing. The campers are, left to right, Char-
les Morrow, Ponce de Leon; Gerald
Helms, Milton; Judson Livingston, Pensa-
cola; and Joseph Brewton, 7ay. "To
the victor .. These boys were se-
lected by their fellow campers as out-
standing campers the first week after they
won a chance to be considered by scoring
in the top ten in the final examination.
State Forester C H. Coulter awards a
fishing rod, a reel, and a plug each to,
left to right, Donald Hey, Brandon; Rich-
ard Vickers, Plant City; Allan Archibald,
Pompano Beach; and Bill Byrd, Panama
City. Bill is a member of the Bay County
Future American Foresters Club, a club
organized by the boys themselves to more
or less fill the gap of no FFA chapter:
in Bay County High. "Diameter at
breast height" is a new term the forestry
campers take home with them. Jim
Spiers, right, forester with the Southern
Pulpwood Conservation Association, is
shown demonstrating use of the diameter
tape to Jerry Joyner, Route 3, Plant City,
left, ;and Tommy Kirkland, Lakeland,
center "How many logs?" Here Flor-
ida forestry campers are being introduced
to the tree scale stick in use. Soon after,
each was issued a stick of his own and
began to apply what he had learned. In-
structor is Florida Forest Service Informa-
tion and Education Forester Jack Brod-
hage of Panama City. Campers are, left
to right, Robert Loy, Alfred Estes, Robert
Quates, and Robert Thompson. All are
from the Orlando area. Another
group learns about the scale stick from
Forester Brodhage. The campers are,
left to right, Ted Combs, Callahan; Hugh
Dampier, Lake City; Sonny McCullars
and Charlie Dowling, Gainesville; ard
Tommy Crews, Macclenny.
The Florida Future Farmer
and in the long run. Perhaps a listing
of the subjects taught at the FFA forestry
camp is the way to give a comprehensive
picture. The subjects are: Use of Fores-
try Tools, Tree Identification, Pine Cone
Collection, Gum Farming, Tropical For-
estry, Forest Insects, Forest Diseases, Farm
Forestry, Forests and Game, Forest Fire
Fighting, and Forest Fire Prevention.
Right off the bat, the typical 1957 for-
estry camper got the profound impression
that here was something of distinct value
which was his in return for his attention
and interest. "Our teachers were pro-
fessional foresters who really knew what
they were talking about," one camp
alumni recalls. "Another thing is we
didn't just learn theory, we were living
in the woods, anyway, you might say..."
(Editor's note: O'Leno State Park was
once a State forest) ..."and we really
made use of those trees in our classwork.
We actually took the forester's tree scale
stick and used it as we'd been taught, to
find out how much wood was in a given
tree. We got to work with the incre-
ment borer, too, which cuts out a little
round cross section right from the tree.
You can tell from 'this, not only how old
a tree is but how well it is growing. This
helps the woodland owner to do a good
job of cutting his timber."
The instruction in fire-fighting is the
part that another forestry camper said
he'd remember longest. "You wouldn't
believe it could be such hot, tiring work
unless you've done it" he says. "Fighting
a woods fire is a lot more than just rush-
ing to get it out. We learned 'hat a
woods fire has to have three things to
keep going-air, fuel, and heat. If you
take away any one of these three things,
you put out the fire. And they've de-
veloped specialized tools 'o deprive a
fire of each of these three things. There's
a fire flap-a rubber-and-asbestos rec-
tangle on a handle which you use to
smother the air from the fire. There's
the fire rake to take away the fuel. And
there's the back-pack pump with water
which takes away a fire's heat."
The campers had a textbook for their
summer course in forestry. Each of them
got a copy of a tailor-made handbook
containing some seventy pages of care-
fully-condensed forestry material. This
handbook helped a lot at camp, but its
top value probably is as a reference book
which the camper took home with him
to use indefinitely as a guide in forest
The forestry camp wasn't all work.
Every night there was something different
to look forward :o--movies, or skits, or
some other kind of entertainment. One
night, a group of girls came out and put
on a variety show.. Another night a big-
ger group of girls came out for a square
dance. In day-time off hours (classes ran
from 8:15 to 11:oo in the morning and
from 1:oo to 8:45 in the afternoon) 'the
campers could swim, or play softball,
ping-pong, shuffleboard, badminton, vol-
leyball or horse shoes-or just take it easy.
And how was the chow? Plentiful and
good, the 1957 Torestry campers will tell
The Florida Future Farmer
you. Old Army Cook Clarence McCoy
and his helpers cooked it, and Florida's
forest industries paid for it.
The forest industries paid all the bills,
as a matter of fact, just as they do for
each summer's forestry camp. Support-
ing the 1957 camp were these industries:
American Turpentine Farmers' Associa-
tion, Valdosta, Georgia; Armstrong Cork
Company, Pensacola; Container Corpora-
tion of America, Fernandina Beach; Es-
cambia Treating Company, Pensacola;
Granger Lumber Company, Lake City;
International Paper Company, Panama
City; Neal Lumber &: Manufacturing
Company, Blountstown; Newport In-
dustries, Inc., Pensacola; Owens-Illinois
Glass Company, Jacksonville; Pensacola
Creosoting Company, Pensacola; Rayo-
nier, Inc., Fernandina Beach; St. Joe Pa-
per Company, Port St. Joe; St. Regis Pa-
per Company, Pensacola; and The Buck-
eye Cellulose Corporation, Foley.
At the end of each of the 'two one-
week sessions came the examination,
which was just as thorough as the in-
struction itself. The following fifteen
campers made top examination scores
the first week: Allen Archibald, Pompano
Beach; Bill Byrd, Panama City (Bay
County Future America Foresters); Mar-
tin Coates, Bethlehem; Jimmy Edwards,
Hillsborough; Wayne Glave, Kathleen;
Ralph Hayes, Jay; Donald Hey, Brandon;
Stephen Jeffries, Miami Jackson; Travis
Kinbril, Fort Meade; Ralpe E. Lanier,
Sebring; Frank Lubbers, DeFuniak
Springs; Larry Parrish, Palmetto; Arlie
Powell, Fort Meade; Richard Vickers,
Plant City and William White, North
Note that both Fort Meade forestry
camp delegates made top scores.
From this group of fifteen, the camp-
ers themselves selected the four boys they
considered most outstanding, and these
were recognized as Ou'tstanding Campers
and awarded prizes at the Friday night
banquet. The four were Allen Archi-
bald, Bill Byrd, Donald Hey, and Richard
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FFA Calendar of Events
(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)
Event and Type* Place and Date
Suwannee River Youth Fair (0)............. Fannin Springs....2-3
Bonifay Rodeo............................. Bonifay .......... 4-6
Fire Prevention Week (N) .................. Local Chapters. ..6-12
Walton County Fair (C)................... DeFuniak Springs 9-12
Gadsden County Tob. Festival & Fair (C)......Quincy ........10-12
Santa Rosa County Livestock Show (C).......Jay ............12
Fla. Hereford Calf Sale (S)..................Quincy .........12
Jr. Livestock & Poultry Show (A).............Ocala ..........14-15
National FFA Convention (N)....:.......... Kansas C'ty, Mo. 14-17
Seminole Hereford Sale ......................Belle Glade........ 18
Certification of Judging, Grading & Identifica-
tion Judging Team, Demonstration Team &
Production & Marketing Entry..............Gainesville ........ 15
American Royal Livestock Show (N) ..........Kansas C'ty, Mo. 15-19
Dairy Plant Short Course.....................Gainesville .... 17-19
Glades Field Day. ...................... ... Belle Glade ........ 18
Seminole Hereford Sale ......................Belle Glade........ 18
Jackson Co. Fair & Livestock Exp.............. Marianna ......21-26
Calhoun Co. Fair & Livestock Show (C)...... Blountstown .21-26
Bradford Co. Fair (C) ....................... Starke .........21-26
Suwannee County Fair (C) ................. Live Oak.......21-26
Pensacola Interstate Fair .....................Pensacola...... 21-27
Northeast Florida Fair (S) ................... Callahan ....... 23-26
Levy Co. Fair Assoc. (C) .....................Williston ..28-Nov. 2
Bay County Fair (C)....................... Panama C'ty 28-Nov. 2
North Florida Fair (S)...................... Tallahassee 29-Nov. 2
Deadline-Chapter Prog. of Work (S).......Area Supervisor.... 31
Membership Dues (S)........................State Adviser .....31
Deadline-Imp. Agri. & Leadership Applica. (S).State Adviser. .....
Fla. Angus Heifer Calf Sale (S).............. Webster ..........
All Florida Breeders' Show (S) ............... Webster ........ 6-9
Hernando County Fair (C) ...................Brooksville ....... 6-9
Fla. Nutrition Conference (S)................ Gainesville ....... 7.8
Youth Livestock Fair....................... Lutz ............7-9
Judging, Grading, & Identification &
Demonstration Contests (S)................ Winter Haven..... 9
Fla. Hereford Bull Sale (S) ................... W ebster .... ..... 8
Citrus County Fair (C)............... .... .Inverness ......11-16
Putnam Co. Agri. Fair (C) ............... ... Palatka ........11-16
Greater Jacksonville Ind. & Agri. Fair (A).... Jacksonville ....14-23
Deadline-Entries Livestock Imp. Prog.
(Beef Cattle) (S) ......................... Area Supervisor.... 15
Safe Driving Campaign (N).................Local Chapter......--
National Farm-City Week.................... Local Chapter...22-28
Deadline-Entries Mechanizing Fla. Agri. (S)..Area Supervisor.....
Fla. Hereford Bull Sale .......................To be announced..--
Polk Co. Youth Show (C) .................... Bartow ..........5-7
N.J.V.G.A. Convention (N) .................. Springfield, 111...8-12
Fla. Angus Bull Sale....................... Belle Glade........--
American National Cattlemen's Conv...........Okla. City, Oka. 5-8
Hillsborough Co. Jr. Agri. Fair........ ....... Plant City.......9-11
Santa Fe Polled Hereford Sale ................ Alachua ..........11
DeSoto Co. Fair & Livestock Exp..............Arcadia ........13-18
Southern Classic Sale .................. ..... Thomasville, Ga....14
Pasco County Fair .................... ..... ade City......15-18
Gulfstream-El Clair Sale ..................... Ft. Lauderdale..... 16
S. E. Fla. & Dade Co. Youth Show............. Miami......... 18-26
Ocala Bull Sale ............................Ocala ............ 21
Palm Beach County Fair (C) .................W. P. B'ch 24-Feb. 1
Manatee County Fair (C) ..................... Bradenton 27-Feb. 1
Sugarland Expositon (0) .................... Clewiston ..18-Feb. 1
Hendry Co. Fair (C) .........................LaBelle.... 28-Feb. 2
Fla. Angus Field Day and Sale................To announce.. .... -
* (N)-National, (C)-County, (A)-Area, (S)-State,
Event and Type*
Place and Date
Southwest Florida Fair (A)...................Ft. Myers.........3-8
Fla. State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S) ........Tampa ..........4-8
Florida State Fair-Beef Cattle Week (S).......Tampa .........4-15
FFA Day-Fla. State Fair (S) ................. Tampa .........7-8
Sun Lake Vacation Sale......................Lutz .............14
Florida Citrus Expositon (S)................. Winter Haven..15-22
Grovelane Farm Sale .................. ... Lake Wales.....17-18
Florida Strawberry Festival (S)............... Plant City......17-22
Suwannee River Cattle Show..................Fannin Springs..19-21
Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show (S).......... Kissimmee .....19-23
Silver Spurs Rodeo ...........................Kissimmee .....21-23
S. E. Polled Hereford Bull Sale ............... Kissimmee -.......22
North Fla. Livestock Show & Sale.............. Madison ....... 24-25
Highlands County Fair (C)..................Sebring ....24-Mar. 1
Central Florida Fair (A)....................Orlando ...24-Mar. 1
Pinellas Co. Fair & Horse Show (C) ...........Largo ....25-Mar. 1
Ramsey Stock Farm Sale ......................Micanopy ........26
Deadline-State Farmer Degree App. (S) ...... Area Supervisor.....
Deadline-Am. Farmer Degree App. (S) ........Area Supervisor..... 1
Deadline-Farm Mech. App. (S).............. Area Supervisor.....
Fla. Hereford Show and Sale .................Webster ..........-
Volusia Co. Fair (C) ...................... DeLand .........3-9
Lake Co. Fair & Flower Show (C) .............Eustis ......... 10-15
Sarasota Co. Agri. Fair (C) ...................Sarasota ....... 10-15
Deadline-Farm Elec. Award App. (S)........Area Supervisor.... 15
Deadline-Soil & Water M'g'm't Award App. (S).Area Supervisor.... 15
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Awards App. (S).Area Supervisor.... 15
National Brahman Show.....................Bartow ...........-
Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S) .... Area Supervisor.....
Deadline-West Florida Livestock Assn. Fat
Cattle Show and Sale..................... Quincy ...........-
Copies Public Speaking (S-D) ................ Chairman .......15
Deadline-Nat. Band and Chorus App. (N) .... State Adviser...... 15
Sub-District Contests (S-D) ................. Chairman ......25-26
Copies Public Speaking (D) .................. Chairman ........29
Beef Herdsmen's Short Course............... Gainesville .... 17-19
Deadline-Farm Safety Award App. (S)........Area Supervisor.....
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest Entries (S).......Area Supervisor.....
Deadline-Chapter Ace. Report (S)............ Area Supervisor.....l
Chap. Coop. Leadership Scrapbooks with
Chap. Accomp. Report...................... Area Supervisor.....
Copies Pub. Speaking (D) ....................Chairman .........
District Contests (0) .........................Chairman ......9-10
Copies Pub. Speaking (A) .................. chairman ........ 13
Area Contests (A) ............................ Chairman ......... -
Copies Public Speaking (S) ..................Chairman ..........-
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S) ..........Area Supervisor.... 15
Fla. Council of Farmer Coops. (S) ................................
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S) ................................
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C) ... Area Supervisor ... .31
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S)............... State Convention...9
Special Delegates Dinner (S)................. State Convention...9
Judging, Grading, Identification and
Demonstration Contests (S) .............. State Conventios...9
State FFA Convention (S)....................Daytona Beach...9.13
Annual Fish Fry (S)........................Daytona Beach.....11
Bandshell Program (S) ......................Daytona Beach.....11
Deadline-Entries Chapter Forestry Contest (S).Area Supervisor.... 30
State Forestry Camp, Dist. I, V, and VI (S) ....Camp O'Leno......-
State Forestry Camp, Dist. II, III, IV (S)......Camp O'Leno......--
Voc. Agri. Teachers' Conf. (S) ................ Daytona Beach..7-11
Tri-State Contests (Pub. Speaking &
Quartet) (T-S)............................Daytona Beach..... 10
(0)-Open, (SD)-Sub-District, (TS) Tri-State
(Continued from page 8)
Club, a member of the National High
School Honor Society, and received his
State Farmer Degree in 1954. Also, he
attended the National FFA Convention
and was a member of the State Demon-
stration team at the NJVGA Convention,
He is very active in Church and youth
work and a charter member of the Florida
Nurserymen and Growers Association.
Winter Haven Chapter
HARRISON TIHORNHILL, a graduate of the
Winter Haven High School began his
Vocational Agriculture studies and Future
Farmer activities in 1952. He completed
three years of Vocational Agriculture and
in June 1955, received his State Farmer
Degree at the State FFA Convention.
His project program has been one of
steady growth toward becoming estab-
lished in farming. In 1952 he raised one
beef steer, 1/8 acre of strawberries, I acre
of truck crops, o1 head of beef cattle for
breeding and 2 head of swine, which net-
ted him a labor income of $505.38.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1957
Each year his project program increased
in size ,with a labor income in 1953-54 of
$1507.12, 1954-55 $1928.44, 1955-56
$1465.70. A total labor income since
becoming a member of the Future Farm-
ers of $5406.01. His project program for
this year consists of 35 head of beef cattle
and 50 head of sheep, with 20 acres of
corn and forage crops, along with im-
proved permanent pasture.
He has wisely used credit in increasing
the effectiveness and size of his project
program. Two of his pure bred Brahman
bulls were sold to customers in Colombia,
Harrison's leadership program included
terms as Secretary and President of his
local chapter, Vice-President of the Im-
perial Polk County FFA Federation,
Youth Manager of the Dairy Show in the
Polk County Youth Fair, as a member
and Chairman of many committees in his
chapter, being a delegate for two years to
the State FFA Convention and participat-
ing as a member of the chapter Parlia-
mentary Procedure and Beef Cattle Judg-
ing teams. He was the State winner in
the Beef Cattle Breeding Contest and se-
lected as Star Chapter Farmer for two
years. He has won many awards in vari-
ous shows, participated in TV programs,
and this will be the second time he at-
tended the National FFA Convention.
SAM BEGAN his Vocational Agriculture
studies and Future Farmer activities in
1953 in the DeLand High School. That
year he formed a partnership with his
father, whereby Sam would do the work
and manage a 360 acre ranch.
During the first year, Sam cleared and
planted two pastures of 125 acres, con-
structed fences and cattle pens. They
bought 40 head of cattle and with a good
calf crop they had a total of 70 head at
the close of the year.
After buying a bulldozer, 160 acres of
land, more cattle, they cleared another
150 acres, of which soo acres were plant-
ed to pasture and the rest to feed crops,
such as oats and sweet lupine.
In his senior year the ranch was named
"Spruce Creek Farm." -160 additional
acres were bought ,with 1oo of this going
into permanent pasture and 40 acres in
oats and alfalfa. To improve the herd
the commercial cattle were sold and pure
bred Herefords were bought.
Graduating in 1956, Sam received the
Rotary Citizenship Award in his class of
over 120 students, and the State Farmer
During his school years he was a leader
in the FFA, serving as Secretary, partici-
pating as a public speaker, toastmaster at
banquets, and as a leader in community
Sam has served as President of his Sun-
day School Class, Senior Class, leader in
the Key Club, and a member of the Vo-
lusia Cattlemen's Association.
Today they have 700 acres, with 415
acres cleared and 365 in permanent pas-
ture, along with his home valued at $0o,-
ooo, 1oo head of pure bred cattle, over
ioo head of good grade Hereford cattle,
and equipment valued at over $17,000.
This young man has done an excep-
tional job of "becoming established in
BoBBY TYRE is a graduate of Blountstown
High School and member of the Blounts-
town F.F.A. Chapter. When he began
studying Vocational Agriculture in 1950
his first project program included one
hog for breeding and 3.4 acres of peanuts.
His program increased until the year he
received his State Farmer Degree, when
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
MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTE(
it included: 3.7 acres of peanuts, 17.5
acres of corn, 50 head of registered hogs
for breeding, and 5 acres of sugar cane.
An outstanding leader in his local
chapter, Tyre served as President and
Secretary. He participated in Public
Speaking, has been a member of the Live-
stock Judging Team and a delegate to
the State Convention for two years.
In Chapter cooperation, he partici-
pated in raising vegetables for the lunch
room, producing and selling 7500 broil-
ers and managing 250 cage layers. He
has been a very active member of his
school and community, as well as his
F.F.A. Chapter, having served as Class
Officer for three years, class Editor of
the High School Annual, was a member
of the National Honor Society and served
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
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.
oRS SINCE 1000
The Florida Future Farmer
48 YEARS OF GROWTH WITH FLORIDA
Rudolph Sapp, president of the Starke Chapter, Future Farmers of America, placed
first in the statewide public speaking contest at the State Convention of Soil Con-
servation District Boards of Supervisors in Clearwater, August 15-16. The contest was
open to all Florida high school students. In photo above Rudolph holds checks
totaling $15o, representing his first prize award money. Congratulating him on his
victory are (1-) Lloyd Green, treasurer of Bradford County Board of Supervisors; Bill
Haas, Soil Conservationist; Foster Shi Smith, chairman of the Board; and Joe Wood,
SOUTHEAST ALABAMA, NORTH FLORIDA, AND
SOUTHWEST GEORGIA AREA
VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
The Vocational Agriculture programs over Station WTVY-TV in Dothan,
Alabama are in their second year of continuous operation. Teachers of Alabama,
Georgia and Florida are cooperating in presenting a 15-minute program each
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 Subject Teacher Place
October 12 Fire Prevention Week........N. D. Steele ............Ariton, Ala
October 19 Variety Program ............C. R. Bass .............Slocomb, Ala.
October 26 Hunting and Fishing Safety...H. H. Montgomery .... Columbia, Ala.
November 2 National FFA Convention.....D. E. Treadwell ........Bonifay, Fla.
November 9 Selecting & Using Hand Tools. R. S. Jones ................ Elba, Ala.
November 16 Meat Type Hogs ............ J. W. Jordan ............ Malone, Fla.
November 23 Thanksgiving Program ....... W. F. Knight .......... Ashford, Ala.
November 30 Controlling Forest Fires ......Jack Tison .......... Bethlehem, Fla.
December 7 Testing Soils ................ G. C. Aver) ...... Ponce De Leon, Fla.
December 14 Selecting Fruit Trees......... Harry Davis ........... Colquitt, Ga.
December 28 Father-Son Banquet ......... J. C. Horte ............. Morgan, Ga.
January 4 Servicing Tractors ............Connie McLean ..Coffee Springs, Ala.
January 11 Corn Varieties .............. D. E. Treadwell ........Bonifay, Fla.
TAMPA BAY AREA
VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
The Vocational Agriculture Programs were resumed on Saturday, September
14, 7:30 to 7:45 a.m., on RFD-Florida over WFLA-TV, Channel 8, Tampa. Mardi
Lyles, Farm Service Director. has scheduled the following chapters on a bi-weekly
basis for the remainder of 1957.
Date Teacher Place
September 14 Dempsey I. Thomas. ....... Sarasota
September 28 T. A. Cochrane ............Ft. Meade
October 12 T. P. Winters .............. Palmetto
October 26 Lake K. Boyer ...... Pinecrest-Lithia
November 9 Williard L. Anderson .Hernando High
November 23 W. E. Moore .................. Largo
December 7 Elmo Collins...... Pasco County High
December 21 R. A. Gunson ..........Auburndale
(Continued from page 17)
Top scorers the second week were as
follows: Don Arnold, Apopka; John Bar-
rett, Havana; David Evans, Apopka;
John B. Laslie, Quincy; Billy Peebles,
Ocala; Edward Register, Monticello;
George Stephens, Williston; William L.
Woods, Chiefland; and George Winn,
This time two chapters-Apopka and
Williston-had two campers among 'the
top scholars. Selected as outstanding
campers from this graup were Don Arn-
old, John Barrett, David Evans, and Wil-
liam L. Woods.
Four ag teachers spent a week apiece
at camp and helped the Florida Forest
Service administer it. They are Ray Ar-
rington, Plan" City High, Jr.; Rodney
Osborn, Hillsborough High; Dempsey L.
Thomas, Sarasota High; and W. C.
Scruggs, Jr., Lake Weir High.
Aside from forest service personnel,
other men on the camp staff were David
G. Groom, forester, St. Joe Paper Com-
pany; Jim Spiers, forester, Southern Pulp-
wood Conservation Association; and Pro-
fessor P. Warner Frazer of the University
of Florida School of Forestry.
Tom Warlow, a 24-year-old dairy farm-
er from Wales, made the banquet address
the first week. He was in America as an
exchange visitor from the Young Farmers
Clubs of Great Britain.
Speaker for the second week was Don
Stevenson, director of research for the
Buckeye Cellulose Company, Foley.
Many of the 1957 campers would like
to go back to camp next year. But they
won't be able to do it, because 'hose who
plan the camp want as many different
Future Farmers as possible to get in on it.
Thus next year, there will be a brand new
Make next year your year to go to
(Continued from page 19)
as a Sunday School teacher He is also
one of the few members in Florida to
hold a Junior Membership in the United
Duroc Record Association.
He was State Vice-President of the Flor-
ida Association, FFA during his freshman
year at F.S.U. His sophomore year he
was on the Dean's list for academic
achievement and selected for the ad-
vanced phase of Air ROTC.
He assumed full operation of the home
farm in the eighth grade, as his father
had quit farming. Later, he acquired a
50% partnership in the farm by succeed-
ing in paying off the mortgage. His pres-
ent farming program consists of 20 head
of breeding hogs, 20 head of beef cattle,
2o acres of corn, 5.3 acres of peanuts, 3
acres of sugar cane, 2o acres of pasture,
and 20 acres of protected timberland.
Upon graduation, he plans to work un-
til he can better equip the farm and ac-
quire more land.
20 The Florida Future Farmer
RONALD DYAL BOBBY GALLAGHER WAYNE HICKEY PAUL MABRY, JR.
RONALD DYAL, 17 years of age and a The following salute the State Champion
junior in high school, has as his farming Turkey Creek Livestock Judging Team:
program project one acre of squash, an Turkey Creek Livestock Judging
orange tree nursery and 3 pepper seed LUSAMAR FARMS GALLAGAHER & WALDEN, INC.
beds. He was first place dairying win- Mr. and Mrs. Lawson P. Kiser Dover, Florida
ner in the Junior Agricultural Fair, and Valrico, Florida
a member of the vegetable, swine, and PEAOOCK AND BROWNING
poultry judging teams. He also is a R.J rdine, Onr Rt, 827
R. J. Cordiner, Owner Rt. 2, Box 827
member of the Parliamentary Procedure Lutz, Florida Plant City, Florida
BOBBY GALLAGHER, 17 years of age and a
junior in high school, has a supervised
farming program of 1/2 acre of straw- WESTFLORIDAANDSOUTHERNALABAMAAREA
berries and i 1/2 acres of pepper. He VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
has been very active as a member of the
Turkey Creek FFA Chapter, judging The Vocational Agriculture programs over Station WEAR-TV, Pensacola. have
dairy and beef cattle and poultry. Also, been discontinued until January, 1958 due to moving of the TV Tower. V. T.
he has been the showman of the Chapter Sewell. Tate High School, Gonzalez was informed that these programs would be
Angus cattle in the County Shows, at- continued again in January, 1958 on the same schedule as planned.
tended the State and National Conven-
tion, and served as Sentinel in the Chap-
Wayne Hickey ORLANDO AREA
WAYNE HICKEY, 16 years old and a sopho- VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAMS
more in high school, has been very active
in chapter activities since becoming a The Vocatinal Agriculture programs over Station WDBO-TV in Orlando are being
Future Farmer. His farming program continued for the third year. J. B. Johnson is Coordinator of the TV Programs
includes 2 1/2 acres of strawberries, 2 at the Orlando-Boone High School.
acres of pepper, I /2 acres of squash, Date Time Subject Teacher School
acres of pepper, 1 /2 acres o squash, Sept. 14 12:15 Introducing New Teacher
acre of okra, and 2 Guernsey cattle. and Music.........J. Bruce Johnson, Jr.....Co. Vo.-Ag.
Wayne was the Star Chapter Dairy Farm- Sept. 21 12:15 Air Layering..............Vern Wilson ................. Boone
er and a member of the beef, dairy, swine Sept. 28 12:15 Red Cross-Care of Sick...Mrs. Louise Beasley and
and parliamentary procedure teams. He Miss Bowan.......... Glenridge
served as Reporter for the Chapter last Oct. 5 12:o0 How to Buy Beef..........Herbert Henley......Boone Pioneers
year and was a member of the FFA Quar- Oct. 12 12:00 Fire Prevention...........Bob Hargraves ............Lakeview
tet. He helped present two Telvision Oct. 19 12:o0 Art .................... P. Kelly ................ Memorial
tet. e helped present two lin Oct. 26 12:00 National FFA Convention..H. L. Fagan ................DeLand
programs, besides cooperating in building Nov. 2 :oo Future Teachers........... Mrs. Mildred Andrews..Robt. E. Lee
3 chapter exhibits in Fairs. Nov. 9 i:oo Strawberry Barrell.........J. L. Meeks ...............Webster
Nov. 16 1:oo Expansion & School Plans..Mr. R. Earl Kipp and
Paul Mabry, Jr. J. Bates Johnson..Or.ange Co.
Nov. 23 i:oo Re-potting Plants.........Ed Harris ................. Apopka
PAUL MABRY, JR., 17 years of age and a Nov. 30 1:oo Fall Garden................Bill Perry ............... Kissimmee
sophomore in high school, has as his farm- Dec. 7 1:oo Caged Layers. ............ Elmer Badger ................ Ocoee
g program 12 acre squash, 2 pigs, 1 Dec. 14 1:oo Home Projects in Home Ec.Mrs. Louise Beasley.......Glenridge
in program 1/2 Dec. 21 1:oo Christmas Program........ Mrs. Belle Brooks ....... Vo. School
calf, and a citrus nursery. Paul has rep- Dec. 28 1:oo FFA Movie ............... J. Bates Johnson, Jr...... Co. Vo. Ag.
resented his chapter on the beef, dairy
cattle and swine judging teams.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1957
Florida's Future Farmers
are on the Road to Success
Peter Niles says: "Conventions can be more
successful in Jacksonville and West Palm
Beach with time-saving machinery such as
modem convention facilities, all rooms air
conditioned, free radios, free television, and
the planning know-how that makes conven-
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For your future successful conventions
consider the Kloeppel Hotels in these fine
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The Fire Prevention Week actually
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in 1911 by the Fire Marshals' Association
of North America, the first week being
Each year about 11,500 Americans die
needlessly in fire and more than twice
that number are severely burned or dis-
figured for life.
Every day there are approximately
1,300 home fires, 31 deaths by fire, 150
store fires, 1oo factory fires, 9 church fires,
4 hospital fires, 12 school fires, and Ilo
The combined United States and Cana-
dian fire loss total in 1956 was $1,385,-
ooo,ooo from approximately 2,000,000
This year, more stress is being put on
preventing fires, which is a good way for
Future Farmers to increase the participa-
tion in the Chapter Farm Safety Program.
Farmers exchange program, and Ambas-
sador Erik Boheman of Sweden will de-
liver his address. Following a short busi-
ness session. Governor Cecil Underwood
of West Virginia will speak.
While official delegates are working
in committee sessions Wednesday after-
noon, most of the FFA members will
board special buses for tours of the Kan-
sas City area. In the evening there will
be a program featuring the Foundation.
Mr. John L McCaffrey, International
Harvester Company (Chairman of the
Sponsoring Committee for the FFA Foun-
dation) and Mr. Edward Foss Wilson, As-
isistant Secretary of the U. S. Department
:of Health, Education and Welfare will
extend brief greetings during the pro-
gram. Representatives of donors to the
Foundation will be introduced and seated
on the stage while regional and national
awards are presented to boys for outstand-
ing achievement in Soil and Water Man-
agement, Farm Mechanics, Farm Electri-
fication, and Farm Safety. A concert by
the Women's Air Force Band will con-
clude the evening
The last day's program, Thursday, is
largely devoted to business and is climax-
ed by the election of new national FFA
Nat'l Convention Good Will Tour
(Continued from page 2)
be spent in registration and tours of the
Kansas City area. Doyle Conner, Starke,
former National FFA President and
Speaker of the House of Representatives
in the Florida Legislature, will be a judge
of the national FFA Public Speaking con-
test that evening, along with perform-
ances by the national FFA band and
Tuesday, October 15. is the conven-
tion's "big day." Seating of official dele-
gates starts the business session, follow-
ed by Mayor H. Roe Bartle's welcoming
address. Former President Harry S. Tru-
man will speak at about 11:oo a.m
Senator Edward J. Thye's address will
follow in the early afternoon. Other fea-
tures of that session will include presen-
tation of the American Farmer Degree to
363 outstanding FFA members, honorary
degrees to about 50 adults who have given
unusual service to the organization, and
awards to top local FFA chapters
The Tuesday evening program fea-
tures presentation of the Star American
Farmer awards. The Star Farmer of Amer-
ica will receive an award of $1,ooo, and
three regional Star Farmers will be award-
ed $500 each. The awards are given for
achievement in farming and leadership.
Following there will be a variety show
provided by the Firestone Tire and Rub-
Wednesday morning's program will
,have an international flavor. About 50
foreign visitors will be introduced. The
*president of the Future Farmers of Japan
"will speak. There will be an interview
of participants in the FFA-British Young
22 The Florida Future Farmer
(Continued from page I3)
on, 5th Vice-President; Charles McCul-
lers, Plant City, 6th Vice-President; as
well as Mr. Gorman and our adult advis-
ers are well aware that such splendid sup-
port from business and industrial leaders
is of vital importance in building the
Florida Association into one of the finest.
Chapter Forestry Contest
IN THE Chapter Forestry Contest for 1957-
58 the entries will be due in the Area
Supervisor's office May i. The Area
Supervisor, along with the representative
of the Forest Service and St. Regis Paper
Company will judge the forests on dis-
trict basis. Plans are that the district
winners will be checked by another com-
mittee the week after the State FFA Con-
vention to determine the State winner
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