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Oct. 12-15, Kansas City, Mo.
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The pouring of State's soil around the base of the flagpole during the dedication of the National FFA Building. (See page 12)
32nd National Convention Will Be Attended By Large
Number of Floridians October 12-15 at Kansas City
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THE FLORIDA Delegation to the 32nd
National FFA Convention, October 12-
15, in Kansas City, Missouri will see the
action and re-enaction of another suc-
cessful year of work.
Representing Florida this year, sing-
ing in the 100-voice national chorus, will
be: Wesley McNeely and William Mc-
Neely of the North Miami Chapter, and
Kenneth Powell of Bartow. In the 100-
piece national band will be: Mellaine
Clyatt, Lake Butler, Roy Lister, Wewa-
hitchka, and Solon Harold Collins, Win-
ter Haven. Playing the piano for the
National Chorus will be Chuck McIntosh,
Turkey Creek Chapter.
Representatives of the following chap-
ters will be present to receive the nation-
al honors in the chapter contest: Quincy,
Mulberry & South Dade at Homestead.
Receiving the highest degree-Ameri-
can Farmer-in Future Farmer work for
their outstanding achievements will be:
Phillip Kenneth Beck, Chiefland; Myron
Bryan, Alachua (Santa Fe); Terry Roger
McDavid, Pompano; Edward Dudley
Norfleet II, Newberry; Grey H. Robin-
son, Kathleen; Charles Edward Schack,
Greenwood; Jerry Eugene Smith, Grace-
ville (Poplar Springs); Henry Mattox
Ward, Jr., Live Oak (Suwannee); Ron-
ald Robert Wetherington, Turkey Creek.
Official delegates representing the As-
sociation will be: Cecil Tindel, Grace-
ville, past State President; Randy Kin-
caid, Lake Wales, State President; with
the Vice-Presidents Carroll McElroy,
Chiefland; Ronald Nelson, North Miami;
Donnie Simmons, Paxton; Gene Boyle,
Palmetto; Francis Ward, Live Oak, and
Wilson McCallister, Sopchoppy, named
Star State Farmer, Jeff Daughtry,
Wauchula, winner of the Chilean Nitrate
Educational Leadership Award and the
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company
Area Award, will participate in the cere-
mony "Massing of the State Flags,"
which is part of the presentation of the
Star American Farmer Award. Area
Star Farmers who also won leadership
and area awards and will be present are
Norval Tyre, Blountstown and William
Francis Ward, Live Oak.
Kenneth Tanner, Callahan, winner of
the State Forestry Contest sponsored by
the Seaboard Airline Railroad Company,
with his adviser Herman Hendricks, will
be present and appear on the Lions Club
and Kansas City Traffic Club Programs
arranged by R. N. Hoskins, General
Forestry Agent of Seaboard Airline Rail-
road Company. Then, on Tuesday
night, October 13, Kenneth will leave
with Mr. Hoskins and the other State
Forestry winners for Chicago, Illinois,
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Richmond,
(Continued on page 17)
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959
Call for National Convention
BY THE powers vested in me as National President of the Future Farmers
of America, I am issuing a call for all State Associations and the Common-
wealth of Puerto Rico, to send delegates to the National Convention, which
will be held in the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, October
All chartered associations in good standing with the national organiza-
tion 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 reserva-
tions 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 Thirty-Second National Convention,
plans will be made for the important year ahead. Regular business will be
transacted, the National Public Speaking Contest will be held, and awards
will be made.
By Way of Editorial Comment:
Federal Government and FFA
By D. R. "BILLY" MATTHEWS
Member of Congress
SEVERAL TIMES since my election to Congress, it has been my happy privilege to greet
state FFA officers on their pilgrimages to Washington. The cover sheet of this issue
of your fine magazine records the visit of your present officers to the nation's capitol
on July 21, 1959.
I think it appropriate to direct this
editorial to relationships of the Federal
Government to Agriculture and the
Farmers of America. First, I should like
to call attention to the Land Grant Col-
lege Act, sponsored over a century ago
by Senator Morrill, which cast Agricul-
ture in a new and more important role
than it had ever previously occupied in
history. This Act placed Agriculture on
a par with Law, Medicine, the Ministry,
and other learned professions in its rela-
tive importance as a field to be studied
and in its importance to the national
good. It envisioned farmers endowed
with a knowledge of the arts and sci-
ences, with a capacity for the fullest en-
joyment of all aspects of our great West-
ern civilization, who could and would
scientifically develop the productivity
of our soils and provide vast storehouses
of food for our people.
Great land grant colleges such as the
University of Florida at Gainesville came
into being in every state of the Union. D. R. "Billy" Matthews
Agricultural experimentation, Agricultur-
al Extension Services, 4-H Clubs for grams, most of which are administered
Boys and Girls, and the Future Farmers by the Department of Agriculture. Some
of America movement all are by-products of these programs, in addition to the Ag-
of this great Act, passed by the Congress ricultural Research and Extension Servi-
of the United States when the country ces include a National Forest Service, a
was still young and undeveloped. Soil Conservation Service, a Farmer Co-
In more recent years, the Federal Gov- operative Service, an Agricultural Credit
ernment has with congressional approval Service, a Federal Crop Insurance Serv-
sponsored many Agriculture-related pro- (Continued on page 18)
The Cover Florida FFA State Officers and Advisory Committee
shown with some of the Senators and Congressmen
while attending the First National Leadership Training Meeting in Washington.
Seated (L to R) Buck Horner, representative for Senator George A. Smathers; Leon
A. Sims, Alachua, member of Advisory Committee; A. R. Cox, State FFA Execu-
tive Secretary; Francis Ward, 5th Vice-President, Live Oak (Suwannee); Carroll
McElroy, 1st Vice-President, Chiefland; Congressman Billy Matthews; and Gene
Boyle, 4th Vice-President, Palmetto. Standing (L to R); Perry Sistrunk, North
Miami; member of Advisory Committee; Randy Kincaid, State FFA President, Lake
Wales; Senator Spessard L. Holland; Congressman Syd Herlong; Wilson McCallister,
6th Vice-President; Sopchoppy; Congressman Bob Sikes; Donnie Simmons, 3rd Vice-
President, Paxton; Congressman Dante Fascell; Ronald Nelson, 2nd Vice-President,
North Miami; Congressman Charles Bennett; Congressman Paul Rogers; and Con-
gressman Bill Cramer.
The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XX, 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, 1959-60
President ...........Randy Kincaid, Lake Wales
1st Vice-President .....Carroll McElroy, Trenton
2nd Vice-President ..... Ronald Nelson, Miami
3rd Vice President.Donnie Simmons, Florala, Ala.
4th Vice-President. ....... Gene Boyle, Palmetto
5th Vice-President. ..... Francis Ward, Live Oak
6th Vice-President. Wilson McCallister, Panacea
Executive Secretary ...... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser........... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959
NATIONAL OFFICERS F.F.A. 1958-59
President........... Adin Hester, Aurora, Ore.
1st Vice-Pres.Richard Van Auken, Monroe, N. J.
2nd Vice-Pres......Bryan Hafen, Mesquite, Nev.
3rd Vice-Pres........... Lee Todd, Bells, Tenn.
4th Vice-Pres...... Thomas E. Stine, Ozark, Mo.
Stud. Sec'y. Norman A. Brown, Temperance, Mich.
Exec. Sec'y. ...... .Wm. Paul Gray, Wash. D. C.
Exec. Treasurer ...... R. E. Bass, Richmond, Va.
Nat. Advisor... .Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash. D. C.
Nine Floridians are Candidates for
DEGREE OF AMERICAN FARMER
At FFA National Convention
Santa Fe Chapter-Alachua
MYRON BRYAN, 20, a 1957 graduate of
the Santa Fe High School of Alachua,
started with a supervised farming pro-
gram of one acre of sweet pepper in
1952. During his second year in full-
time farming his program consisted of
275 head of cattle, 312 hogs, 14 acres of
tobacco, 260 acres of corn, 40 acres of
cucumbers, 18 acres of pepper, 400 acres
of pasture, and hay and silage crops.
Myron has served as Reporter, Vice-
President and President of his Chapter
and Chairman of many committees, in
addition to taking an active part in other
activities of the Chapter. He was Cap-
tain of his football team, Vice-President
of his Junior Class and a member of the
At the present time, he is enrolled in
a Young Farmer Class and a member of
the Farm Bureau.
Terry R. McDavid
Pompano Beach Chapter
TERRY R. MCDAVID, 21, enrolled in
Pompano High School in September
1952, graduated in 1956. His Program
the first year consisted of two dairy
calves for breeding, 1 beef calf for breed-
ing and a .2 acre of cut flowers. His
program this year consists of 8 beef cows,
3 Quarter Horses, and 1/2 interest in 72
Feeder Hogs and 10 sows for breeding.
Terry served as Vice-President, Treas-
urer and Sentinel of his Chapter, attend-
ed the State Convention as delegate and
was on the Parliamentary Procedure and
Public Speaking Teams, placing second
in the State Public Speaking Contest.
He also served on several committees
and acted as Master of Ceremonies of
several programs. He was District Star
Dairy Farmer in 1954 and State Vice-
President in 1956-57. Attended the Na-
tional Convention as alternate delegate
He was President and Vice-President
of his class, as well as Outstanding Fresh-
man one year, President of the Honor
Society, Business Manager of the Year-
book, Secretary of Sunday School, Presi-
dent of Training -Union, a member of the
Key Club, Student Council, Boys State,
Debate Club, and District Winner in
4-H Public Speaking.
Terry is now a student at the Univer-
sity of Florida, a member of the Collegi-
ate FFA Chapter, Political Representa-
tive of the AGR Fraternity, and Manag-
ing Editor of the Florida College Farmer.
After graduation, he plans to go into
partnership on the ranch with his Father.
Ed Norfleet, II
ED NORFLEET, II, 22, graduated from the
Newberry High School in 1956. The
same year he received the State Farmer
Degree and was selected as the Star
State Farmer in Florida.
At the present time, he is living with
his parents and carrying on a full-time
farming operation, consisting of 50%
ownership of 170 head of beef cattle, 118
head of hogs, 85 feeder cattle, 140 acres
of corn, 12 acres of wheat, 50 acres of
millet, and 14 1/2 acres of tobacco, and
100% ownership of 350 acres of forests.
In school, Ed served as Sentinel and
President of his Chapter, Chairman of
many committees, was the winner of the
Chilean Nitrate Leadership Award, at-
tended Leadership Training Camp Mini-
wanca, and participated in many other
chapter activities. He is a member of
the Church, American Hereford Associa-
tion, CPA, Farm Bureau, and Cattle-
men's Association. During high school,
he served as Captain of the track, basket-
ball and football teams. Also, he was
Officer in the Student Council, President
of his Junior and Senior Class, and Presi-
dent of the Sunday School Class.
Poplar Springs Chapter
JERRY SMITH, 20, graduated from the
Poplar Springs High School in 1956. His
farming program this last year consisted
of 15 acres of corn (grain), 7 acres of
cotton, 8 acres of peanuts, 15 acres of
oats, 7 sows, and 50 head of hogs for
Jerry served in several Chapter Offices
and as Vice-President of the Florida
Association, FFA, Chairman of many
committees, and participated in a lot of
chapter activities during his high school
career. He is now President of his Young
Farmer Class, and is a leader in his com-
munity in adopting good farm practices.
GREY ROBINSON, 22, was a 1956 graduate
of the Kathleen High School. He started
in Vocational Agriculture in 1951 with a
farming program of 2 acres of strawber-
ries, 3 acres of citrus and 3 acres of field
crops. This year, he has 50% interest
in 21 acres of citrus, and owns a 1700
tree citrus nursery.
During his high school career, he
served as Secretary, Vice-President and
President of his chapter, and was chair-
man of many committees.
At the present time, Grey is attending
Florida Southern College, majoring in
citrus, where he is a member of the Col-
lege Quartet and Choir, and Director of
his Church Choir.
CHARLES SCHACK, 19, was a graduate of
the Greenwood High School in 1957. His
dairy farm is a small but highly efficient
family operation and one of the few re-
maining independent dairy operations
where milk is produced and delivered to
the consumer. His dairy animals have
been consistent winners in county, area
and state shows.
At the present time, Charles is living
at home, farming, and attending Chipola
Junior College (only 5 miles away), and
after graduation from the University of
Florida, he plans to return home and ex-
pand his farming operations even further.
Charles served as Treasurer of his
Chapter for four years, and participated
in many chapter and other school activi-
ties. He is a member of the Florida Jer-
sey Cattle Club, the DHIA & HIR, and
has served in Sunday School and Church
in many capacities, President, Usher,
and Chairman of Committees.
Phillip Kenneth Beck
PHILLIP KENNETH BECK, 19, entered
Chiefland High School in September
1953, and graduated in 1957. In '53 and
'54 he had 1 sow for breeding, 1 cow for
breeding, 5 acres of watermelons and 1
acre of corn. This year, he has 12 meat
hogs, 10 beef cattle, 10 acres of corn, 18
acres of corn and peanuts, and one-half
interest in 10 acres of peanuts and 14
acres of oats and Sweet Lupine.
P. K. was President, Vice-President
and Secretary of his Chapter, a member
of the Judging Teams and Parliamentary
Procedure and Public Speaking Teams,
being a District winner in Public Speak-
ing. He was President of his class, Presi-
dent of Student Body, Co-Captain and
Captain of the Football Team and out-
standing football player; Vice President
of Beta Club, Chairman of Teen-Town
Committee, Officer in Sunday School,
Church Usher, Winner in State Soil Con-
servation Speaking Contest, and winner
of Florida Farm Bureau Scholarship.
He attended the State Convention as
Chapter delegate and was elected State
President for 1956-57. He was speaker
(Continued on page 6)
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959
Santa Fe Chapter, Alachua
Complete line of Farm Chemicals
The Farmers Bank of
Williams Seed & Feed Co.
Custom Grinding & Mixing
Field & Garden Seed
Graceville Oil Company
ED NORFLEET, II
Fletcher Farm Equipment
Seeds, John Deere Farm
Hardware, Seed, Fertilizer
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959
GREY H. ROBINSON
Polk County FFA
John Deere Equipment
Story starts on opposite page
i*re ~"L~ ,,.
MATTOX WARD, JR.
Suwannee Chapter, Live Oak
First National Bank of
Pass Tractor Company
P. K. BECK
Chiefland FFA Chapter
P. K. Beck
(Continued from page 4)
for FFA banquets, FFA Camp; attended
the National Convention as State Dele-
gate, where he was Chairman of the
Nominating Committee; attended Lead-
ership Training Camp at Shelby, Michi-
He has been attending the University
of Florida and is a member of the Phi
Delta Theta Fraternity, Florida Blue
Key, Agricultural Economics Club, and
participated in the Campus Intramurals.
Maddox Ward, Jr.
Suwannee Chapter-Live Oak
MADDOX WARD, JR., 20, graduated from
Suwannee High School at Live Oak in
1956. His farming program during his
first year in Vocational Agriculture in
1952 consisted of two head of dairy cows,
one steer, 5 acres of field corn for grain,
3 1/2 acres of soy beans, one acre of
permanent pasture and 20 acres of for-
estry. His project program has expand-
ed to 100% ownership in 3 dairy cows,
5 steers, 5 beef cows, 5.7 acres tobacco,
480 acres of corn for grain, 510 acres in-
digo, 20 acres watermelons, 30 acres of
rye, 6 acres of peanuts, and 20 acres of
He served as Sentinel and President
of his Chapter, and Chairman of many
committees and chapter activities. His
other leadership activities included mem-
bership in the Church, President and
Vice-President of his Sunday School
Class, Vice-President and President of
his Training Union, Youth Pastor, mem-
ber of the Farm Bureau, and teacher of
a Sunday School Class.
Turkey Creek Chapter
RONALD WETHERINGTON, 21, graduated
from the Turkey Creek High School in
1956, after four years in Vocational Ag-
riculture. His supervised farming pro-
gram during his first year consisted of
one beef cow, 1/2 acre of collards, 1/2
acre of peppers and 1/2 acre of straw-
berries. This last year he had 50% own-
ership in 36 dairy cows and 8 acres of
crowder peas, in addition to 100% own-
ership in 3 acres of peppers, 3 acres of
squash, 4 head of beef cows and a citrus
After four years of very active partici-
pation activities as Sentinel, Vice-Presi-
dent, Chairman of many committees,
participating and winning in many
shows, he has continued to cooperate and
work with his chapter. Ronald and
Faye, his wife, own their own home. He
has served on the Community Polio Fund
Campaign Committee, appeared on radio
and television programs and was selected
as the outstanding Young Farmer in
Hillsborough County by the Jaycees.
Kathleen State Champion Dairy Cattle Judging Team participating in the American
Dairy Congress, Waterloo, Iowa, sponsored by the Tampa Tribune Company. Mem-
bers of the team: Tommy Cave, Charles Young, Tommy Thompson, and alternate,
Polk County FFA Foundation
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959
Held at Chipley
IN OPENING a new show season at the
West Florida Dairy Show at Chipley,
Jack Ford of the Quincy Chapter exhibi-
ted the FFA Grand Champion Jersey,
and Clyde Creighton, Jr. of the Tate
Chapter at Gonzalez, the Reserve. The
FFA Grand Champion Guernsey was
shown by John Sellers of the Leon
Chapter at Tallahassee, and Norman
Melvin, Marianna, the Reserve. Kenneth
Fuqua, Altha, and Charlie Parker, Mari-
anna, exhibited the FFA Grand and Re-
serve Champion Holsteins.
Blue ribbon animals were shown by
the following F.F.A. members: John Sel-
lers (3), Leon; Jack Ford (4), Quincy;
Charlie Parker (2), Marianna; Norman
Melvin, Marianna; Robert Willis, Mari-
anna; Kenneth Taylor, Graceville; Bu-
ford Danford, Greenwood; Clay Neel,
Greenwood; Martin Schack, Greenwood;
Grady Taylor (2), Campbellton; Clyde
Creighton (2), Tate; Kenneth Fuqua (4),
Red ribbon animals were shown by
John Sellers, Leon; Pete Crandall, Leon;
Jerry Glass, Marianna; Willis Coulliette,
Marianna; Lamar Walters, Graceville;
Buford Danford, Greenwood; Clay Neel,
Greenwood; Bobby Gibson, Walnut Hill;
Edsel Brooks (3), Ponce de Leon; Bob
Morrow, Ponce de Leon.
The improvement in quality of the
F.F.A. Show was indicated by the fact
that there were only three white ribbon
animals exhibited. These were shown
by Buford Danford (2), Greenwood and
Coy Roney, Chipley.
In the chapter group class which con-
sisted of three animals selected from
those exhibited by chapter members,
Quincy placed first and received $10.00
and a trophy. Greenwood placed sec-
ond, Leon third and Marianna fourth,
each chapter receiving a $10.00 award.
Sellers won the Florida Bank of Chip-
ley Showmanship Trophy and the Flori-
da Times Union Trophy for the best fit-
The Marianna F.F.A. Judging team
composed of Charlie Parker, Jerry Glass,
Willis Coulliette was first; Munson,
second; and Malone, third.
A Winner in Arc Welding
DONALD F. DAVIS, Jr., of the South Dade
Senior High School and FFA Chapter,
won fifth place award of $50 in the James
F. Lincoln Arc Welding Awards Pro-
gram for agricultural students, this year.
The subject of his paper was, "Manu-
facturing Anvil Stand."
The quality of award entries was re-
garded by the Foundation as a tribute
to the excellent quality of shop training
received by High School students study-
ing Vocational Agriculture.
Florida FFA Represented
At Camp Miniwanca
THE FUTURE Farmers of Florida were
again represented at Camp Miniwanca,
a Leadership Training Camp held in
August of each year at Shelby, Michi-
gan, overlooking Lake Michigan and
sponsored by the American Youth Foun-
dation. Randy Kincaid, President, Lake
Wales, and Wilson McCallister, Vice
President, Sopchoppy, were the two of-
ficial delegates to the camp, with J. W.
DeVane, Vocational Agriculture Instruc-
tor, Jennings, Florida, as adult leader.
THE SEBRING Quartet won the Tri-State
Contest at the Georgia FFA Camp.
Chucky Beck was third in Public Speak-
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Lake Bulter High School
North Miami Chapter
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.
Lake Butler Chapter
MELLAINE CLYATT is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth M. Clyatt. He is a Junior
in the Union County High School in
His supervised farming program con-
sists of one dairy cow and calf, 4 acres
of corn, one steer which won him a blue
ribbon in the Jackson Steer Show, where
he also won the Showmanship Contest
during his second year of Vocational Ag-
riculture. He then increased his pro-
gram to include 6 acres of corn, another
steer, a dairy cow and a dairy heifer.
He will play the French Horn in the
National FFA Band this year.
Wesley & William McNeely
North Miami Chapter
WESLEY AND William McNeely, 18 year
old twin brothers, who are Seniors in
the North Miami High School, will be
singing tenor in the National Chorus.
They are the sons of Mrs. Julie Lee
McNeely. Both boys have had experi-
ence in singing in their High School
As far as we can ascertain, this is the
first time that Florida has ever had twin
brothers participating in a National
event in the Future Farmer of America
KENNETH POWELL is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Woodrow W. Powell of Bartow. He
is a Junior in the Bartow High School,
where he has been active in the Glee
Club for five years, Junior High Operet-
ta, and two years in the FFA Chapter
Kenneth has represented his Chapter
as a member of the Judging Teams. His
Florida National Bank
Member of F.D.I.C.
"Friendly Service Since 1929"
Farm & Ranch Supply
North Miami Chapter
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.
last year's project program consisted of
one steer, one milk cow, 2 cows for breed-
ing, and one horse for breeding.
This year he will sing Bass in the
National FFA Chorus.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959
Winners in St.
TOP PRIZE of $250.00 went to Eugene
Bell, left, seated, president of the Bald-
win High School FFA and R. E. Jones,
faculty advisor to the chapter. Larry
Jordan, right, president of the FFA
chapter at the Dan McCarty High
School, Fort Pierce, Florida, received a
$50.00 check as fifth prize. Ed Raikes,
left, standing, is faculty adviser to the
Fort Pierce chapter. Second from left
is Eugene Doss, faculty adviser to the
Mulberry, Florida, FFA chapter, sixth
place winners. Center is M. C. Roche,
faculty adviser to the Ocala FFA chapter
which won second prize of $100.00. To
his left is Mr. Albert, and at right is O.
Z. Revell, faculty adviser to the Talla-
hassee chapter which won fourth place.
The Milton FFA chapter took third
place with a prize of $75.00.
The Baldwin FFA boys did a splendid
job in maintaining fire lines, construct-
ing access roads, planting seedlings, and
harvesting and treating fence posts in
their Chapter Forest. Also, they have
constructed a fish pond, with a picnic
area for which they have built tables and
The top prize goes to pay the expenses
of the President and Chapter Adviser to
the National FFA Convention in Kan-
sas City, in October.
New National FFA
Chapter Award Plaque
For Superior Chapters
A VERY attractive FFA chapter plaque
will be made available to State Associa-
tions after January 1960, to replace the
"Five-Year Certificates" which expire
this year. The 12-inch Burwood plaque
will be furnished by the National Future
Farmers of America Foundation, Inc. to
State Associations upon request to this
office. This plaque is to be awarded
only to those local FFA chapters that are
classified Superior in the National Chap-
ter Award Program. Basis for the chap-
ter classification will be the review by
the State Office of the completed Report
Form Misc. 1299.
The name of the chapter will be en-
graved in plastic and inserted on the
plaque. There are provisions for 12 year-
ly classifications of the chapter, begin-
ning the first year the plaque is won.
These classification plates will be fur-
nished the State Association each year
to be presented to the chapters at an ap-
propriate time, such as at a State Con-
vention. If a chapter drops to a Stand-
ard classification after the plaque is won,
such rating will be engraved on the plate
and inserted on the plaque. This should
cause chapter members to strive to re-
main in the Superior classification.
The Florida Future Farmer
Representatives of five of the six Future Farmer of America chapters who won prizes
in the annual St. Regis Paper Company School Forest Contest are shown with Frank
Albert, manager of lands and forests, Southern Woodlands Division of the company,
who made the awards.
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State Officers with Officials of International Harvester Company and friends. From left to right: Bill Fenn, Service Super-
visor, IHC, V. H. Ballard, Stock Supervisor, IHC, Ronald Nelson, F. L. Northrop, Area Supervisor, Agricultural Education,
Wilson McCallister, Randy Kincaid, Gene Boyle, Jim Watson, County Agent, Duval County, Francis Ward, Donnie Simmons,
Carroll McElroy, Perry Sistrunk, Teacher of Vocatinal Agriculture, Jeff Daughtry, Star State Farmer, A. R. Cox, State
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State FFA Officers Fifth Annual Goodwill Tour Was
Greatly Enjoyed by Future Leaders of the State
THE STATE FFA Officers on the fifth an-
nual Goodwill Tour were the guests of
industrial firms, businesses and civic
leaders, and Chamber of Commerce of-
ficials in Jacksonville, Monticello, Tal-
lahassee, Blountstown, Panama City and
Arrangements for the tour were made
by James E. Gorman, Managing Direc-
tor, Florida Retail Federation, Jackson-
ville, Harold Goforth, Panama City and
Waldo Carroll, Pensacola, Managers of
the local Chambers of Commerce, and
George Stone, Representative in the
Florida Legislature from Escambia
The farm youth leaders became ac-
quainted with the business men, and
problems in financing and distribution
of their products. In providing the
tour, the business men gained a farm
viewpoint on farm problems.
Arriving in Jacksonville July 26, the
FFA Officers were guests of Mayor
Haydon Burns for a trip on a Fire Boat
on. the St. Johns River, that afternoon.
They saw newspaper articles received
and set in type at the Florida Times
Union Plant. After dinner, as guests of
the Newspaper, they returned to the
plant to see the presses roll and were
given one of the first copies of the Mon-
day morning paper.
Monday morning, the party were
guests of the Florida National Bank for
breakfast and were conducted on a tour
of the Florida National Bank. Appear-
ing on WFGA-TV, "Hi Neighbor" and
being interviewed by Jim Watson, Du-
val County Agent, were Randy Kincaid,
Jeff Daughtry, A. R. Cox and J. E.
At lunch ,they were guests of the Jack-
sonville Kiwanis Club, where a special
program was presented, with the State
FFA President as Master of Ceremonies,
and J. E. Gorman and H. E. Wood mak-
ing introductions and remarks. Jeff
Daughtry of the Peace River FFA Chap-
ter at Wauchula, Star State Farmer, was
the main speaker. Mr. G. L. Lyle, Vice-
President of the A & P Tea Company,
was presented the Honorary State Farm-
This was followed by a tour of the
A & P Coffee Plant, Winn-Dixie Stores
General Offices and Warehouses, and
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company
Plant, who were host for dinner that
night. They then made a tour of Cohen
Brother Department Store, including the
candy making department, with samples.
The Standard Oil Company was host
for breakfast and a tour of the Standard
Oil Company Docks on Tuesday morn-
ing. From there they went to the In-
ternational Harvester Company for a
tour and were their guests for lunch.
That afternoon, they toured the Ford
Tractor Company, and the Owens-Illi-
nois Glass Company's Paper Mill and
Container Plant, after which they had
dinner at the Owens-Illinois Cafeteria.
The party was on hand for the tour of
the newest and largest Sears, Roebuck &
Wednesday, the Florida Ford Tractor
Company was host for breakfast, after
which they left for Monticello where
they presented a special program at the
Kiwanis Club, with Jeff as the main
speaker and the Monticello FFA Quar-
In Tallahassee, the Cherokee Hotel
was their host for lodging. They met
with Governor LeRoy Collins for a chat
and pictures. Then they toured the of-
fices of Supt. Thomas D. Bailey, Com-
missioner of Agriculture Nathan Mayo,
Secretary of State R. A. Gray, Attorney
General Richard Ervin and Comptroller
Howard Ellis, Manager of the Talla-
hassee Sears, Roebuck Store, conducted
a tour of the store and was their host
for dinner, at which he was presented
the Honorary State Farmer Degree.
Honorable Gray and Hon. Ervin at-
tended the dinner and addressed them
Fifth annual State FFA Officers Goodwill Tour at the Tyndall Air Force Base in
Panama City. Seated (L to R): D. E. Ryals, member of FFA Advisory Committee,
Altha; Jeff Daughtry, Star State Farmer, Wauchula; State Vice-Presidents Donnie
Simmons, Paxton; Gene Boyle, Palmetto; and Carroll McElroy, Chiefland. Standing
(L to R): R. D. Hudson, Manager, Sears, Roebuck & Company, Panama City; J. E.
Gorman, Managing Director, Florida Retail Federation, Jacksonville; State Vice-
Presidents Francis Ward, Live Oak; Wilson McCallister, Sopchoppy; A. R. Cox,
State FFA Executive Secretary; Randy Kincaid, State FFA President; F. L. North-
rop, Area Supervisor, Agricultural Education, Gainesville; and State Vice President
Ronald Nelson, North Miami.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959.
Thursday morning, they were guests
of the Agricultural Committee of the
Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce for
breakfast, after which they went to
Blountstown and met many of the of-
ficals of Calhoun County, on their way
to Panama City.
In Panama City, they were met by
several of the business men and taken
to the Tyndall Air Force Base for a
tour and lunch at the Base. On the
way to Pensacola, the party toured the
Escambia Chemical Company and had
dinner at the annual Escambia County
Farm Bureau meeting at the 4-H Camp.
On Friday morning, they made a tour
of the Chemstrand Plant and St. Regis
Paper Company Nursery, Pulp and
Paper Bag Plants. After lunch in the
St. Regis Cafeteria, they went on to the
Quadricentennial for a very special tour.
At the special dinner sponsored by the
Agricultural Committee of the Chamber
of Commerce, Mr. Waldo Carroll was
presented the Honorary State Farmer
The State Officers were: President
Randy Kincaid, Lake Wales; Vice-Presi-
dents, Carroll McElroy, Chiefland; Ron-
ald Nelson, North Miami; Donnie Sim-
mons, Paxton; Gene Boyle, Palmetto;
Francis Ward, Live Oak; and Wilson
McAllister, Sopchoppy; and Jeff Daugh-
try, Wauchula, 1959 Star State Farmer.
They were accompanied by adult ad-
visers: H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser,
A. R. Cox, State FFA Executive Secre-
tary, Perry Sistrunk, Teacher of Voca-
tional Agriculture, North Miami, Leon
A. Sims, Tteacher of Vocational Agricul-
ture, Alachua, D. E. Ryals, Teacher of
Vocational Agriculture, Altha, F. L.
Northrop, Area Supervisor, Agricultural
Education, and J. E. Gorman.
The State Officers were highly com-
plimentary of the tour, the men who
made the arrangements and those who
were their hosts. The group all ex-
pressed hope that future leaders of their
organization will have the privilege of
Alex Dukes, St. Regis Forester, showing
the State Officers one of the selected
pines in their special Tree Forest during
the State Officers Goodwill Tour.
The Florida Future Farmer 11
Pre-opening tour of the newest and largest Sears, Roebuck Store. Pictured (L to R)
are: Randy Kincaid State FFA President, Lake Wales; Charles H. Kellstadt, Presi-
dent of Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, Ill.; F. L. Northrop, Area Supervisor, Agri-
cultural Education, Gainesville; Francis Ward, State FFA Vice-President, Live Oak;
Ronald Nelson, State Vice-President, North Miami; Mayor Haydon Burns, Jackson-
ville; Perry Sistrunk, member FFA Advisory Committee, North Miami; State Vice-
Presidents Carroll McElroy, Chiefland; Donnie Simmons, Paxton; Gene Boyle, Pal-
metto; Wilson McCallister, Sopchoppy; and Jeff Daughtry, Star State Farmer,
Wauchula (Peace River).
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President Eisenhower addressing State Officers on their visit to the White House
during their First National FFA Leadership Meeting.
First National Leadership Training
Conference Dedicates FFA Building
THE FIRST National Leadership Train-
ing Conference for Future Farmers was
held in Washington, D. C., July 21-24.
The program was designed to help
participants improve their leadership
abilities in three ways: Learn more a-
bout the FFA on a National level; ex-
change ideas for the purpose of learning
to do a better job of discharging the
duties of their respective offices; and,
finally, learn about the Nation's Capitol,
become acquainted with the work of
leaders in the executive and legislative
branches of the Federal Government,
and visit historical shrines.
The State Officers worked with the
National FFA Officers, participated in
challenging discussions, heard inspiring
talks and participated in the dedication
of the National FFA Building.
The Florida Officers, President Randy
Kincaid, Lake Wales; and Vice-Presi-
dents Carroll McElroy, Chiefland, Ron-
ald Nelson, North Miami, Donnie Sim-
mons, Paxton, Gene Boyle, Palmetto,
Francis Ward, Live Oak, and Wilson
McCallister, Sopchoppy, were accompan-
ied by Leon Sims, Perry Sistrunk, and
A. R. Cox, leaving Jacksonville Saturday,
July 18. The St. Regis Paper Company
furnished a station wagon to help trans-
port the party to Washington. The Rayo-
nier Corporation helped pay the expenses
The party arrived in Washington late
Sunday afternoon. After a good night's
sleep at the Hotel Raleigh, they went to
Mount Vernon and the new FFA Build-
On Tuesday morning, July 21, Con-
gressman Billy Matthews arranged a
breakfast in the House Restaurant, at
which Senator Holland and all the Con-
gressmen, Wm. C. Cramer, Bob Sikes,
A. S. Herlong, Jr., James A. Haley,
Chas. E. Bennett, Dante B. Fascell, and
Paul G. Rogers, were present, along with
Buck Horner, Senator Smather's repre-
sentative. The Honorary State Farmer
Degree was presented to Congressmen
Herlong, Rogers and Fascell. This makes
the Florida delegation 100% Honorary
After visiting Senators Holland and
Smathers offices the Officers toured
many interesting places in the Capitol,
registered for the Conference, and at-
tended the U. S. Army Band Concert
given for the FFA.
Wednesday, July 22, the first session
was opened with music by the U.S. Army
Band and the joint Color Guard. After
the opening ceremony, roll call, and ap-
pointment of committees, Adin Hester,
National FFA President, addressed the
group "Future Farmers, Why Are We
Lawrence G. Derthick, Commissioner,
U.S. Office of Education, Washington,
D. C., gave the "Welcome", Edward Foss
Wilson, Ass't. Secretary, Dept. of Health,
Education, & Welfare, Washington, D.
C., the "Greetings", and a talk, "Wash-
ington, D. C., Your National Capitol"
was given by Robert E. McLaughlin,
President, Board of Commissioners,
Washington, D. C.
After the National Officers told about
"The National FFA Organization", the
participants went to the White House
where President Dwight D. Eisenhower
addressed them, and the Officers pre-
sented him with a blanket.
After lunch, the party went to Arling-
ton National Cemetery for a Devotional,
Changing of the Guards and placing of
a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldiers. They then visited the Iwo
Jima Monument and went on to the Jef-
ferson Memorial for a program which
included: "A Tribute to the 13 Colonial
States and their FFA Presidents", ad-
dresses "Jefferson As a Farmer" by
Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary, U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture, Washington,
D. C., and "Jefferson as a Statesman"
by Watkins M. Abbitt, U. S. Congress-
man from Virginia. After visiting the
Lincoln Memorial and having dinner,
the group attended a Vespers Program
in the Sylvan Theater at the Base of the
Washington Monument. The choral se-
lections were presented by the Sea
Chanters United States Navy Band.
Some walked and others rode to the top
of the monument for the night view of
The Opening Ceremony and Roll Call
began the Thursday Morning Session.
A panel discussion was held on "Deter-
mining the Essentials for a State Con-
vention" and "How to Improve State
First National Leadership Training Meeting, Washington, D. C. Adin Hester, Na-
tional President, speaking, with Tom Stine placing cards on the flannel board.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959
In the U. S. Capitol Building-Old
Supreme Court Chambers, the boys
heard the following talks: "How Laws
are Made" by Estes Kefauver, U. S.
Senator from Tennessee; William Beck
Widnall, U.S. Representative from New
Jersey; and "Greetings" by Lyndon
Baines Johnson, Majority Leader of the
Senate; Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the
House; Everett McKinley Dirksen, Min-
ority Leader of the Senate; Charles A.
Halleck, Minority Leader of the House.
After a tour of the National Capitol
Building, visiting the Senate and House
Chambers, and lunch, a Leadership
Training Panel-"How State FFA Camp
Contributes to Leadership Training" was
held before going to the National Ar-
chives Building for the following pro-
gram: "Preparing Leaders Through FFA
for Future Citizenship" by Lee Todd,
National FFA Vice President, and "Your
Heritage of Historical Documents,
United States Constitution, Bill of
Rights, & State Exhibits".
Dinner Thursday evening was given
through the courtesy of the Tractor and
Implement Division, Ford Motor Com-
pany, with Mr. Jerritt D. Hill, Vice-
President, Ford Motor Company, and
Chairman of the Sponsoring Committee
of the FFA Foundation, giving remarks
and the National Officers telling "What
Vocational Agriculture and FFA Has
Meant to Me."
The Friday Morning Session included:
A panel "Leadership Suggestions for
State Officers", discussion on "Leader-
ship Suggestions for State Officers", and
a report of the Evaluation Committee.
After a barbecue at Fort Hunt, the
National Officers placed a wreath on
the tomb of George Washington, and
went on to the National FFA Building
near Mount Vernon, Va., for the Dedi-
The Program included: Flag Raising,
Music, Invocation, Remarks, Greeting
from NFA, Introduction of Guests, His-
torical Background by Dr. W. T. Span-
ton, Director of Agricultural Education
Branch, U. S. Office of Education,
Washington, D. C.; Greetings by Arthur
S. Flemming, Secretary, Department of
Health, Education and Welfare, Wash-
ington, D. C. Gathering and spreading
of State soil (Florida contributed a one
pound package made up of soil from
each of the Florida State Officer's part
of the State); acceptance of State stones
(a 3" x 3" x 6" piece of Coquina rock
was furnished by the Bunnell FFA Chap-
ter for Florida); Dedication Address by
The Honorable Frank Carlson, United
States Senator from Kansas; Acceptance
of FFA Building by Lee Todd, National
The Florida delegation agreed with
the Evaluation Committee Report-That
the experience and knowledge gained
through this conference should further
prepare the State Officers for greater
leadership and service to their home,
school, local chapter, State Association-
and, result in a stronger National FFA
Organization-and that the Conference
should become an annual affair.
The Florida Future Farmer 13
At the Sears, Roebuck Dinner in Tallahassee during the State Officers Goodwill
Tour. Seated (L to R): H. E. Wood, State FFA adviser; Hon. R. A. Gray, Secretary
of State; Howard Ellis, Manager of Sears, Roebuck & Company Store in Tallahassee;
J. E. Gorman, Managing Director of Florida Retail Federation, Jacksonville; Hon.
Richard Ervin, Attorney General; Lloyd Rhoden, County Agent for Leon County.
Standing (L to R): Francis Ward, Rogers T. Smith, Merchandise Manager for Sears,
Roebuck & Company, Tallahassee; Gene Boyle, Jeff Daughtry, Carroll McElroy,
Ronald Nelson, Wilson McCallister, Randy Kincaid; Don Clemmons, former State
Officer and now a Department for Sears in Tallahassee; and Donnie Simmons.
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Our 50th Year Of Progress -
Florida's Forestry Training Camp had its 25th birthday this year. State Forester
C. H. Coulter, ready to cut the cake, recounts some of the highlights over the quarter-
century of forestry instruction for farm youths. (Left to right) J. E. Moore, camp
director; Marshall Watkins, director, Agricultural Extension Service, University of
Florida; Coulter; and Ray Green, State Comptroller.
Top photo: Final exams are an inevitable part of the education process, even at
Florida's Forestry Training Camp. Shown grading papers at the end of the second
week of camp are (back to camera) George Drew, Florida Forest Service; and Jim
Vessels, St. Regis Paper Company. Left to right, around the table, are J. E. Moore,
Florida Forest Service, camp director; agricultural advisers Bill Oelslager, Tampa,
and J. P. Deloney, Okeechobee; Morris McClure and A. G. McCullers, Florida Forest
Service; adviser Charles Saunders, DeFuniak Springs; Ed Howard, Florida Forest
Service; and H. Q. Duff, adviser, Miami. Advisers Bill Scruggs, Lake Weir; F. D.
McCormick, Williston; and Robert Jones, Baldwin, attended the first week of the
camp to assist in the instruction program. Bottom photo: State Forester C. H.
Coulter gives his congratulations to the four outstanding campers for the first week
of the Forestry Training Camp. Shown receiving their trophy cups from State
Forester Coulter are (left to right) James Polk, Reddick; John Grossenbacher,
Apopha; David Green, Lake City; and Leamon Register, Glen St. Mary. Outstand-
ing campers for the second week of the camp were Jimmy Lowery, Milton; Charlie
Williams, Davenport; Anthony Capitano, Tampa; and Walter Rose, Marianna.
So What's a
SAY, DID you ever hear of a Monochamus
No? Well, maybe a Rhyacionia frustra-
What? But surely you know what "D.
B. H." means ..... you don't?
How about Cronartium? Increment
All right, here's an easy one: What's
the average length of a pulpwood stick?
Give up? They're tricky questions, to
be sure; but some 236 Florida Future
Farmers learned the answers (or most of
them, anyway) to these and dozens of
other questions about the profession of
forestry this summer.
Where? Why, at the Florida Forest
Service's Forestry Training Camp for
Future Farmers of America, July 12-25,
at O'Leno State Park, near High Springs.
You never heard of the camp? Where
have you been all these years? This
year's camp happened to be the silver
anniversary .... and during the last 25
years thousands of Florida Future Farm-
ers have taken the week's course in prac-
tical forestry methods.
So what's the camp all about? Well,
students take courses in tropical forest-
ry, gum farming, farm forestry, forest in-
sects and diseases, forest fire prevention
and control, forests and game, tree iden-
tification, cone collecting, and use of for-
What? Sure, all this in a week's time.
But don't get the idea that it's all work
and no play at Forestry Training Camp.
There's plenty of entertainment avail-
able, too. The camp is located on the
Santa Fe River, and the boys have plenty
of time for swimming and fishing, too.
Softball? Sure, and volleyball, horse-
shoes, shuffleboard, badminton, and table
Oh, you mean ENTERTAINMENT!
Girls, of course, what else? Well, they
have this group of girls who come down
from Lake City to put on a variety show
one night. Another night they have a
big dance, with girls coming in from
Lake City, High Springs and other places.
Who foots the bill for all this? Well,
you see, the wood-using industries in
Florida pay all the operating expenses
of the camp. The Florida Forest Service
provides the instructional staff, along
with several representatives from the
University of Florida School of Forestry
and forest industries.
Why? They figure this way: they need
a tremendous amount of raw material
from the woods. Not just this year or
next year, but a continuous supply of
wood. Most of their wood comes from
small woodlots. And they feel that if
the owners of these small woodlots know
something about forestry, and will cut
The Florida Future Farmer
"How many sticks of pulpwood will
come from this tree?" Information and
Education Forester A. G. McCullers of
the Florida Forest Service counsels sev-
eral Future Farmers.
their timber wisely for a continuous
yield they're simply insuring their needs
for the future. Sound logical?
What? That's right; now you're getting
the picture! The camp is designed to
give Future Farmers a good background
in forestry, so that they can manage
their own woodlots. Every chapter in
the state can send two delegates to the
camp, which is held every July.
You say you're frustrated? You want
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Look, Buddy, what you need is to at-
tend next year's Forestry Training
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and courteous service make it a pleasure to stop at
Standard Oil service stations. Wherever you drive in
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Results of a drainage project viewed by
hundreds of citrus growers and other for the Standard Oil sign. It's the best
interested persons. A 900-gallon per
hour flow was running shortly after in- place to stop to refresh and refuel.
stallation of the first of nine lines. The
water table was lowered 10 inches the
first 24 hours. Water flows into a ditch,
then off to a small lake at lower eleva-
tion. Harold Maguire, left, happy grove
owner, discusses the project with Donald
Vandergrift, Soil Conservation Service
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The Florida Future Farmer 15
Summary of the Total Accomplishments for the Top 24 Farm Boys in
the S. A. L. Forestry Contest for 1958 and 1959.
Activity 1958 1959
Number seedlings planted ..................... 659,950 782,000.
Acres thinned ................................ 399 651.5
Acres pruned ................................. 110 108
Acres improvement cut. ....................... 285 246.7
Acres hardwood control ................... .... 323 360.3
Miles of fire breaks constructed ................ 54 57.4
Acres selectively cut .......................... 204 113.7
Faces gum farmed ............................ 3,590 3,867
Acres control burned .......................... 33.5 95
Sawlogs harvested (board feet) ................ 372,549 364,418
Cords pulpwood harvested ..................... 1,355.75 2,543
Poles harvested ............................... 388 563
Fence posts harvested ..... .................. 10,897 9,663
P iling ....................................... 20 pcs -
Cords fuelwood harvested ...................... 201 330.5
Cross Ties ................................... 2,340 -
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Former members of the Seminole FFA Chapter at Sanford and their families at
the Reunion honoring Mr. Alex R. Johnson, former Vocational Agriculture Teacher,
and his wife.
Seminole Chapter FFA Holds "Old
Time Reunion" Aug. 30 at Sanford
IT WAS an "Old Time Reunion" of the
Seminole Chapter of the Future Farmers
of America Sunday afternoon, August
30, at the Vocational Agriculture Build-
ing in Sanford. 85 persons, which in-
cluded former members and their fami-
lies, gathered to honor Mr. and Mrs.
Alex R. Johnson, former Vocational Ag-
riculture teacher and his wife.
The Chapter Officers of 1931 con-
ducted the Opening Ceremonies, with
the following occupying their respective
stations: President, Clarence Henderson;
Vice-President, Bill Harvey; Treasurer,
Ronald Muirhead; Reporter, Clifford
Bell; Secretary, David VanNess; Sen-
tinel, Creston Phillips; and Adviser, Mr.
Alex R. Johnson.
Bonner L. Carter, Program Chairman,
introduced the guests and had each mem-
ber introduce himself and family. E. D.
Tyler of Alexandria, Virginia, former
past State President and Honorary Am-
erican Farmer, was present. On hand
to help furnish the entertainment for the
group was part of the original FFA
String Band of 25 years ago.
Carter, in introducing the speaker ex-
pressed in well chosen words the great
respect and admiration which his old
pupils had for him. The reunion was
ample evidence of the lasting impression
of Mr. Johnson's personality on his
former students. Mr. Johnson is at
present on leave from his position with
the U.S. Government as an Agriculture
Adviser in Thailand. He told of his
travels through the Near-East and Far-
East and explained some of the customs,
religion, and agriculture of Thailand.
His travels have taken him around the
world two and one-half times. His talk
was illustrated with colored slides. He
recalled some of the humorous incidents
which occurred while he taught in San-
ford, and especially mentioned their
memorable trip to Washington, D. C. in
Of special interest was an exhibit of
the old scrapbooks and a large array of
photographs of the "old timers" working
at their various projects and on field
The committee which arranged the
reunion was assisted by W. B. West,
present FFA Adviser, and Seminole
County Agent, Cecil Tucker II. Delicious
home made cakes, coffee, and cold
drinks were served for refreshments.
Thirty-five of Johnson's former stu-
dents also honored him at dinner on the
Photo by Jameson's Studio, Sanford
Alex R. Johnson; Bonner Carter, Master
of Ceremonies; Herbert Thurston, who
gave the Welcome Address; and Mrs.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959
(Continued from page 2)
Virginia, before returning to Jackson-
ville. In Chicago, at the Palmer House,
they will meet men of business and in-
dustry, in Pittsburg the Kiwanis Club
will be their hosts and in Richmond the
Inter-Club Council will be their hosts.
Robert E. Jones, Adviser of the Bald-
win Chapter, along with his Chapter
President, Richard Bell, will attend as
State winner of the Chapter Forestry
Contest, sponsored by the St. Regis Pa-
MacArthur Burnsed, Macclenny, win-
ner of the first State Naval Stores A-
ward, sponsored by the Naval Stores In-
dustry, with his adviser, Alan Harvey,
will be attending the Convention.
George E. Clark, Lakeland, winner of
the Florida Cattlemen's Feeder Steer
Award, will be accompanied by one of
his advisers, Richard L. Gavin.
Participating in the National FFA
Meat Judging Team from Marianna will
be: Willis Coulliette, Royace Hasty, and
Joe Padgett, and adviser, Rex F. Toole.
The Livestock Judging Team from
Alachua (Santa Fe) composed of James
Alligood, Jim Busby, Charles Cain, Dean
Nettles and their adviser Henry Luns-
ford; and the Poultry Judging Team
from Arcadia composed of J. B. Cline,
John T. Hay, Jimmy Harrison, and al-
ternate, Mike Mercer, with their adviser,
W. S. Fletcher, will participate in the Na-
tional Livestock Judging Competition.
Other chapters that have indicated that
they will have representatives in the
Florida delegation are Plant City, Sr.,
Plnt City, Jr., Brandon, Chamberlain,
FTanklin Jr. and Hillsborough at Tampa,
East Bay, Pinecrest, Lakeland, Ft.
Meade, Frostproof, Winter Haven, Au-
burndale, Haines City, Bradenton, Brad-
enton Jr., Miami-Edison, Miami-Jack-
son, Hialeah, Belle Glade, Clewiston,
Gainesville, Hawthorne, Branford, Live
Oak (Williams), Largo, Milton, Havana,
DeLand, Zephyrhills, Dade City, and
New Port Richey.
Friends of Future Farmers that are
planning to attend are Ted Pendarvis,
Livestock Marketing Specialist, Florida
State Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville;
Principals C. F. Amaden, Turkey Creek;
J. G. Morrow, Kathleen, and Collis Land,
Tuesday, October 13, is the conven-
tion's "big day." Seating of official dele-
gates starts the business session, followed
by Mayor H. Rae Bartle's welcoming
Features of the afternoon session will
include presentation of the American
Farmer Degree to 363 outstanding FFA
members, and honorary degrees to about
50 adults who have given unusual service
to the organization.
The Tuesday evening program features
presentation of the Star American
Farmer Awards and the FFA Talent
Show. The Star Farmer of America
will receive an award of $1,000, and three
regional Star Farmers will be awarded
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The Florida Future Farmer
FFA Calendar of Events
(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)
Place and Date
Production and Marketing Vegetable Entries
in Florida Fruit and Vegetable Awards .. Area Supervisor ..... 1
FFA Poultry Production Program Report..Area Supervisor ....1
Fire Prevention Week (N) ................. Local Chapters .. .4-10
Suwannee River Youth Fair (0)........... Fanning Springs ... 7-8
Jr. Livestock and Poultry Show (A)....... Ocala .......... 12-13
National FFA Convention (N)............. Kansas City, Mo. 12-15
Calhoun County Fair .....................Blountstown .....12-17
Slash Pine Forest and Farm Festival (0)...Lake City ...... 13-17
Pasco Field Day ...................... Dade City .........14
Suwannee County Fair ................... Live Oak ....... 19-24
Bradford County Fair ...................... Starke .......... 19-24
Inter-State Fair ........................ ..Pensacola ..... 19-25
Northeast Florida Fair (S)................. Callahan ........21-24
Citrus County Fair ....................... Inverness ...... 21-24
North Florida Fair (S) ....................... Tallahassee .... 27-31
FCA Convention .......................... Silver Springs .. 28-30
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S)...Area Supervisor ....31
Membership Dues (S) ................. ... State Adviser .....31
Deadline-Improving Agriculture &
Leadership Applic. (S) ....... ... ..... State Adviser .... 1
Harvest Fair, Inc......................... Crestview .......2-7
Bay County Fair .............. ........... Panama City ..... 2-7
Jackson County Fair. ..................... Marianna .........2-7
DeSoto County Fair ................... .. Arcadia .......... 3-8
All Florida Breeder's Show ............... Webster ......... 4-7
Walton County Fair ....................... DeFuniak Springs..5-7
Hereford Bull Sale .................... W ebster ....... .... 5
Fla. Farm Bureau Convention. ........... Clearwater .......8-10
Hardee County Fair ................... .. Wauchula ...... 9-14
Putnam County Agricultural Fair .......... Palatka ......... 9-14
Levy County Fair & Exposition. ........... Williston ....... 10-14
Hernando County Fair ................... Brooksville ..... .10-14
Greater Jacksonville Fair ................... Jacksonville .... 12-21
Deadline-Entries Livestock Impr.
Program (Beef Cattle) (S).............. Area Supervisor ... 15
Deadline Finals Corn Report (Spencer).... State Adviser ...... 1
Naval Stores Forestry Program
(Final Report) (S) .................. ...State Adviser .......1
Deadline-Entries Mech. Fla. Agri. (S) ... Area Supervisor .... 1
N. J. V. G. A. Convention (N) ............ Washington, D.C..6-10
Florida Angus Bull Sale (S)............... Belle Glade ..... -
Santa Fe Sunshine Sale (S)................Alachua ............ 9
Highlands County Fair ................... Sebring ........ 18-23
All-Breed Bull Sale .................. ...Ocala. ...... ...19
Palm Beach County Fair .................. West Palm Beach 22-30
Manatee County Fair. ................... .Palmetto ....... 26-31
Southeastern Fat Stock Show................ Ocala ........... 20-25
Hendry County Fair .................. .LaBelle ........ -
Southeastern Florida & Dade County
Youth Show ........................... M iami ......... 28-31
Deadline-St. Farmer Degree Applic. (S). Area Supervisor .....1
Deadline-Am. Farmer Degree Applic. (S) Area Supervisor .. .1
Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S) Tampa ...........2-6
Southwest Florida Fair (A)................Ft. Myers ...... 1-6
F.F.A. Day-Florida State Fair (S)..... Tampa .............6
Florida State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S). Tampa ......... 8-13
Volusia County Fair. .......................DeLand ......... 15-20
Kissimmee Valley Show................... Kissimmee..... .-
Silver Spurs Rodeo. ....................... Kissimmee .
Central Florida Fair. ................... .Orlando ......... 22-27
Pinellas County Fair and Horse Show ..... Largo ......... 22-27
Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Show.... Fanning Springs 24-26
Pasco County Fair. .................... Dade City ...... 24-27
* (N)-National, (C)-County, (A)-Area, (S)-State,
Event and Type*
Place and Date
Orange Bowl Rodeo .......................Miami .......... 25-28
North Florida Livestock Show and Sale....Madison ....29-Mar. 1
Florida Strawberry Festival ............... Plant City .29-Mar. 5
Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S) Area Supervisor ..... 1
Deadline-Farm Electrification Award
Application (S) ................. .Area Supervisor .....1
Hendry Co. Fair & Livestock Show, Inc.. Clewiston ......... 1-5
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A)....... Gainesville ....... 3-4
Polk County Youth Show ................. Bartow ...........3-5
Florida Hereford Sale ..................... Webster...........
Florida Citrus Exposition (S).............. Winter Haven .... 5-12
Lake County Fair and Flower Show. ....... Eustis ............8-14
Sarasota County Fair. ..................... Sarasota ........ 14-19
Deadline-Soil & Water Management
Award Application (S) ................. Area Supervisor ....15
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award
Application (S) ....................... Area Supervisor .... 15
Better Dairy Pasture Essay ............... Area Supervisor .... 15
FFA. Livestock Show and Sale (A)......... Live Oa
Southeastern Fat Stock Show and Sale (S) Ocala............
Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S) Area Supervisor .....1
West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale ... Quincy ..........5-12
Copies Public Speaking (S-D).............. Chairman .......... 12
Deadline-Nat'l Band & Chorus App. (N) State Adviser ......15
Deadline-Entries Chapter Forest Contest (S) Area Supervisor .. 15
U. F. Beef Cattle Short Course............ Gainesville ...... 21-23
Sub-District Contests (S-D)............... Chairman .......22-23
Copies Public Speaking (D) ................ Chairman .......... 27
Naval Stores Forestry Program Entry (S). State Adviser .......1
Deadline-Farm Safety Award App. (S) ... Area Supervisor ....1
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest Entries (S). Area Supervisor ..1
Deadline-Chapter Accomp. Report (S) ... Area Supervisor ... 1
Chapter Coop. Leadership Scrapbooks
with Chapter Accomp. Report ........... Area Supervisor .. 1
District Contests (0) .................. ...Chairman .........6-7
Copies Public Speaking (A)................ Chairman .......... 10
Area Contests (A) ........................Chairm an .........
Copies Public Speaking (S) ............... Chairman...... -
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S)...... Area Supervisor ... .15
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S) --
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C) Area Supervisor ... 31
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) ........... State Convention ... 14
Special Delegates & Advisers Dinner (S).. State Convention ...14
Judging, Grading. Identification &
Demonstration Contests (S).............. State Convention .. 14
State FFA Convention (S) ................. Daytona Beach ..14-18
Annual Fish Fry (S) ..................... Daytona Beach .....15
Bandshell Program (S) ............... .Daytona Beach ..... 15
Judging Entries Chapter Forestry
Contest (S) .................. ...... State Adviser ... 20-23
Preliminary Corn Report (Spencer) ........ 1
Vocational Ag. Teachers Conference (S). Daytona Beach ..11-15
State Forestry Camp, Dists. I, V, VI (S) Camp O'Leno ...10-16
State Forestry Camp, Dists. II, III, IV (S). Camo O'Leno .17-23
State Officers Executive Meeting......... Daytona Beach 19-23
National Leadership Training Meeting... .Washington, D.C. 26-29
State Officers Goodwill Tour. ............ 31-Aug.6
Tri-State Contests (Public Speaking
& Quartet) (T-S) .................... Alabama
Leadership Training Camp Miniwanca. ..... Shelby, Mich.. .14-27
(O)-Open, (SD)-Sub-District, (TS) Tri-State
Wednesday morning's program will
have an interview with participants in
the International Exchange Program.
followed by a short business session.
While official delegates are working in
committee sessions Wednesday afternoon,
most of the FFA members will board
special buses for tours of the Kansas City
That night, representatives of donors
to the FFA Foundation will be introduced
and seated on the stage while regional and
national awards are presented to boys for
outstanding achievement in Soil and
Water Management, Farm Mechanics,
Farm Electrification, and Farm Safety.
On Thursday morning, the Chapter
Awards and election and installation of
new officers will be the main items of
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ice, a Rural Electrification Service, and
Agricultural Stabilization and Commod-
ity Stabilization Services. Some of these
programs may have defects, but all of
the services are good and lend strength
to our nation.
As a member of Congress, represent-
ing the Eighth District of Florida, I re-
gard it an honor to serve as a member
of the House Committee on Agriculture.
I am proud of my long-time association
with the Future Farmers of America
and it is a great source of encourage-
ment and satisfaction to know that each
year a number of fine young Floridians
are directing their thoughts to Agricul-
ture and Farming as a way of life.
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1959
Event and Type*
State FFA Advisers who are winners of the Farm Electrification Awards presented
by Florida Power Corporation, Gulf Power Company, Florida Power and Light
Company and Tampa Electric Company. Pictured above are: (L to R) John Potter,
Agricultural Engineer, Gulf Power Company, DeFuniak Springs; Area I winner
John Baldwin, Adviser of Paxton FFA Chapter; Area II, Henry Lunsford, Adviser
of Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua; Don Adams, Director of Agricultural Development,
Florida Power and Light Company, Palatka; and Area III, R. A. Gunson, Adviser
of the Auburndale Chapter. Awards were announced at a special luncheon for the
Vocational Agricultural teachers sponsored by St. Regis Paper Company, Gulf Power
Company and Florida Power and Light Company.
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