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Summer, 1960


Report of
State Convention


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170 Receive State Farmer Degree at Convention


170 members of the Florida Association, FFA received the State Farmer Degree at the State Convention in Daytona
Beach. The total labor income of these members from productive enterprises was $329,950.16. Each received at least
$5 from the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company. The best in three districts received $10*, the best in two areas
received $25** and the Star State Farmer received $50*** from them. The State Farmer Keys were presented by
Florida Federation of Production Credit Associations. The three area winners received $75 (**) (***) from the
Chilean Nitrate Education Bureau. Also, the Star State Farmer (***) received $200 from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation.


Name

Hulon Crews
Raymond E. Thomas
Bobby Lamar Pettis
Jerry O'Neil Yongue
Rufus Godwin
Tommy Reynolds
Edwin Davis
Collis Alton Kent
Wayne Morris
Lendon Scott
Waymond Barrow
Ray Branum
Gary Hue Cook ()
Luvert Johnson
James Edward Posey
Clyde T. Creighton, Jr.
Douglas Weaver
Kenneth Taylor
Sammy Ray Bruner
James Elton Adams
Tommy Dale Franklin
Charles Ray Miles
John M. Woodruff
Charles Cadenhead
Jackie Crosby
Charles Olive
Willis Coulliette
Burton Fite
Bob Ripley
J. C. Shofner
Gary David Morgan
Jerry Morgan
Robert Wilkerson
Murdock Leroy Gillis
Doyle Cumbie
Kenneth Finch
George Edward Weekly
James Earl Hall
George Jones
Robert Gordon McGhee


Wallace Neil Howell
Houston Taff
Ronald Butler
Eldridge Cross
William Walter Proctor
Victor Butler (**)
Ervin Gregory
Leon McGauley
Harrell Howell
Harrell Tvree
Joseph Edward Folsom
Larry O'Steen
Harvey Reams
Monroe Walker
Larry Edwards
Sterling Hanna
Richard Parramore
Robert Marshall Spears, J
Joe R. Freeland
Marvin McKenzie
John Pippin
Tommy Thomas
Tommy L. Ussery
Charles Mack Shaw


Albert Roscoe Green
Barney Elmer Holder, Jr.
Carl Eugene Bell
Billy Ray Cannon
Jimmie Hodge
Jim Burnsed
Richard Wayne Crosby
R. Luther Beauchamp
William Larry Jordan
Murray Cassey Teuton
Wilford Masters
Charles A. Parker
Elbert Renfroe
Larry Ray Crawford
Dewv Phaben Gay
Frasier Green, Jr.
John Lewis Goff (**)
Mailon Clark Hingson
Billy C. Mobley
James Earl Ross
MacArthur Burnsed
John A. Williams
Melvin Smith
Paul L. Johnson
Glenn E. Register


Chapter Grade
DISTRICT I
Bethlehem 12
Bonifay 12
Chipley 12
Chipley 12
Chumuckla 11
Chumuckla 11
Cottondale 12
Cottondale 11
Cottondale 11
Cottondale 11
Escambia Farms 12
Escambia Farms 12
Escambia Farms 12
Escambia Fams 12
Escambia Farms 12
Gonzalez (Tate) 12
Gonzalez (Tate) 12
Graceville 11
Graceville 11
Graceville 11
Graceville 11
Graceville 12
Jay 12
Laurel Hill 11
Malone 12
Malone 11
Marianna 12
Marianna 12
Milton 11
Milton 11
Paxton 12
Paxton 11
Paxton 12
Ponce de Leon 11
Vernon 12
Vernon 11
Vernon 11
Walnut Hill 12
Walnut Hill 12
Walnut Hill 12
TOTAL
DISTRICT II
Bristol 11
Crawfordville 11
Greensboro 11
Greensboro 11
Greensboro 11
Havana 12
Havana 11
Jasper 11
Jennings 12
Jennings 12
Mayo (Lafayette) 12
Mayo (Lafayette 12
Monticello 12
Monticello 11
Quincy 12
Quincy 12
Quincy 11
r. Sopchoppy 12
Tallahassee (Leon) 11
Tallahassee (Leon) 11
Tallahassee (Leon) 11
Tallahassee (Leon) 12
Tallahassee (Leon) 11
White Springs 12
TOTAL
DISTRICT III
Alachua (Santa Fe) 12
Alachua (Santa Fe) 12
Baldwin 11
Bell 12
Bell 12
Bunnell 12
Callahan 12
Chiefland 11
Chiefland 12
Gainesville (Out School)
Hastings 12
Hastings 12
Hastings 12
Lake Butler 11
Lake City (Columbia) 12
Lake City (Columbia) 12
Live Oak (Suwannee) 12
Live Oak (Suwannee) 12
Live Oak (Williams) 12
Live Oak (Williams) 12
Macclenny (Baker Co.) 12
Macclenny (Baker Co.) 12
Newberry 12
Palatka 12
Palatka 12


Age (A

17 4
17 4
17 4
18 4
16 3
17 3
18 3
16 3
16 3
16 3
17 5
17 5
17 5
17 5
17 5
17 4
17 4
16 3
16 3
16 3
16 4
17 4
17 3
16 4
17 4
16 4
17 4
17 3
16 3
16 3
17 4
16 4
18 5
16 3
17 3
16 3
18 3
17 4
17 4
18 4


) (B)

850.63
1595.72
674.97
696.54
512.35
596.39
1687.55
689.49
801.29
1083.01
703.27
953.74
2815.72
1416.39
6271.88
40242.30
7123.24
677.67
510.16
949.94
1061.81
2044.47
4369.15
3874.08
522.76
2429.82
950.45
565.11
513.60
528.36
662.05
1424.33
589.35
1486.87
654.64
649.00
893.60
1038.65
508.38
550.73
S96,168.46

1152.PO
1014.03
896.41
1339.14
845.47
47860.43
2847.15
774.45
3303.50
1281.00
1270.66
834.14
1050.15
1153.47
568.43
735.51
1921.88
566.08
1132.00
790.29
710.56
590.71
704.50
1084.20
$74,427.06

692.81
680.53
1295.00
1156.60
1184.13
1394.25
613.71
1533.80
865.32
3165.30
1876.03
1339.60
2654.13
536.60
1264.35
994.45
1937.75
1113.62
1020.96
3421.77
1716.12
503.15
3900.10
2552.67
526.97


Name
Jerome Clem Griffis


John Parrish
Ralph Pons
James Vernon Sims
Fred Albert Rogers, Jr. I
Bernard Sparkman (*)
James Jerry Beard
Julian Lafayette Story
William Barney Story
David Lawrence Vorpagel
George Lee
Burke Shannon Winn
Danny Albert Schmid
Jim Lewis White
George William Main III
Clyde E. Meredith
Gene Roland Murphy



Paul Fussell
Roy Fussell (*)
Woodrow Sutton A
Gerald Baker I
Edward Cochran I
Jon Michael Lichtenwalter I
James W. Bartels I
Roger Craton
Fulton Durrance I
Robert W. Homer I
Larry Seleska I
Barney E. Stewart I
Jasper Taylor B
Robert Williams I
Ronald Padgett I
Eugene Brooks I
Paul Pike, Jr. I
Jesse Weeks I
William Hancock F
James R. Windham
Richard Sullivan F
Jimmy W. Mathews I
Jimmy I. Thompson
Dale Marler I
Rodney Hill I
James Lee Holben I
Claude C. Eason F
Frans Brouwer I
Gerald Groover I
Carney Cameron I
Dennis Diaz T
Ronald Dyal T
Don Maxie Hall 1
Hiram Saffold
James C. Cox, III
Glenn Dykes Hancock
Ward Kenton Pewitt N
Lloyd N. Race e
Charles A. Thornhill N


Tommy Jones C
James Alfred Coker F
John M. Cooper (**) F
Freddy Hersey F
Larry Jordan F
Harry Kicliter F
Donald E. Lee F
John McCarty, Jr. F
Raymond Albury I
Donald F. Davis, Jr. I
Richard Byrd I
Harry Howard Samol I
Mike Michelson MS
John M. Singleton M\
Ben Franklin, Jr. h
John Charles Heinrich h
Ronald M. Anderson I
Charles Ernest Batz 1
James Repper, Jr. P
Glenn Sapp S
Co'in Cooper V
James Hanchey V
Ronald Waters V
James Wilkins V
Bill Yarley V

GRAND TOTAL


Chapter Gr
Stake
TOTAL
DISTRICT IV
Anthony
\nthony
Anthony
Bushnell (S. Sumter)
Bushnell (S. Sumter)
Groveland
Groveland
Groveland
Orlando
(Evans Pioneer)
Reddick
Sanford (Seminole)
Summerfield
(Lake Weir)
Nildwood
Winter Garden
(Lakeview)
Minter Garden
(Lakeview)
Minter Garden
(Lakeview)
TOTAL
DISTRICT V
Auburndale
Auburndale
tuburndale
Bartow
Bartow
lartow
Bradenton
Bradenton
Bradenton
Bradenton
Bradenton
Iradenton
iradenton
Iradenton
Irandon
)ade City
)ade City
)ade City
Ft. Meade
't. Meade Grad.
rrostproof
Cathleen
Cathleen
Lakeland
Lake Wales
Lake Wales
Mulberry
'almetto
'almetto
'lant City
ampa (Chamberlain)
urkey Creek
urkey Creek
Vimauma (E. Bay)
Winter Haven
Winter Haven
Winter Haven
Winter Haven
Winter Haven
TOTAL
DISTRICT VI
lewiston
't. Pierce
t. Pierce
t. Pierce
't. Pierce
't. Pierce Grad.
't. Pierce Grad.
't. Pierce
Homestead (S. Dade)
homestead (S. Dade)
lialeah
Iialeah
liami-Edison
Biami-Edison
Iiami-Jackson
liami-Jackson
Jorth-Miami
Jorth-Miami
'ahokee Grad.
bring
Vauchula (Hardee)
Vauchula (Hardee)
Vauchula (Hardee)
Vauchula (Hardee)
Vauchula (Hardee)
TOTAL


ade Age (A) (B)
12 18 4 522.06
$38,461.78

11 16 4 1205.44
11 16 4 915.18
12 17 5 1791.86
12 17 4 2814.26
12 17 5 2018.22
12 18 5 638.89
12 17 5 965.06
12 19 4 974.29
12 18 3 1475.73
12 17 4 73".14
12 17 4 707.99
12 17 4 568.30
12 17 4 732.77
12 17 5 1242.69
12 18 5 754.79
11 17 3 813.50
$18,355.11

12 19 3 1148.34
11 17 4 .1071.63
12 17 3 867.89
12 17 4 994.87
12 18 5 8087.75
12 18 4 1400.17
12 18 5 1752.91
11 17 3 4168.00
12 17 3 2467.16
12 17 4 1351.88
12 17 5 1043.47
12 18 5 821.83
12 17 4 1474.12
12 18 3 522.55
12 17 4 940.36
12 17 4 584.90
12 19 4 534.20
12 17 4 631.88
12 17 5 1079.45
'59 18 5 1200.51
12 17 4 901.58
12 19 3 3374.58
12 19 5 762.53
12 17 3 503.53
12 17 4 1944.54
12 17 4 1098.27
12 18 4 1143.94
12 18 5 2915.39
12 19 4 1000.13
12 17 4 1464.28
12 17 3 2689.50
12 16 4 504.99
12 17 4 618.28
12 17 4 1039.00
12 17 4 709.88
12 18 4 622.38
12 17 4 1439.65
12 17 4 4655.41
12 18 4 668.83
$58,200.56

12 18 4 1092.50
12 17 3 1608.21
12 18 4 4864.79
12 17 4 762.09
YF 17 4 4554.85
'59 18 3 882.53
'59 20 4 3923.35
12 17 4 4338.20
11 16 3 542.50
12 17 3 1154.90
12 17 3 583.21
12 17 3 2255.38
12 17 4 2199.55
12 17 3 1022.38
12 17 3 1231.26
12 18 3 852.05
12 19 3 1861.03
12 19 3 640.77
'59 18 4 3805.27
12 18 4 1111.77
12 17 4 674.50
12 17 4 584.00
12 18 4 2353.25
12 17 4 699.25
12 4 739.60
$44,337.19


.. $329,950.16


Column A shows number of years in Vocational Agriculture and Column B the amount of labor income.

















WE HEAR the term "Agribusiness" used quite often nowadays in agricultural circles.
The word was coined by Dr. John Davis of the Harvard School of Business. By defi-
nition the word means all production on farms, plus all business which is primarily
dependent on farming. These dependent businesses include production and distribu-
tion of farm supplies and equipment, as
well as marketing, processing, storage,
distribution and retailing of farm pro-
ducts.
We can say that "agribusiness" is a
good word because it denotes the interre-
lationship of agriculture and industry. It
ties farm and city together. Certainly
farmers as a group need to improve their
public relations, after all the unfavorable
publicity they have received in recent
years. The concept of agribusiness can
help accomplish this. City folks need to
think about all the allied businesses that
depend on farming. They need to know
that the value of farm products, on the
average, is increased threefold as they
pass from farmer to consumer.
So, we in Florida agriculture, just like
the farm folks in other states, are talk-
ing a lot about agribusiness these days.
We have done a little plain and fancy
estimating on the value of Florida farm
products at various levels of trade. Here's
what the picture looks like for 1959.
The farm value of Florida's agricul-
tural production, not including commer-
cial forestry, was about 825 million dol-
lars last year. Of this, about 348 million DR. E. W. CAKE
was citrus products, 158 million truck
crops, 197 million livestock products and that the retail or agribusiness value of
122 million other farm products, mostly our products in 1959, wherever they were
field crops and ornamentals. sold, was at least 2 billion dollars. Due to
For fruits and vegetables, there is a our large and rapidly growing popula-
wider spread between producer and con- tion, we now have to bring in from other
summer prices than for many other pro- states more farm products than we ship
ducts. Because such a large share of out. So the total agribusiness or retail
Florida's agricultural production is made value of all farm products sold in Florida
up of fruits and vegetables, we believe (Continued on page 25)
The C ove James E. Gorman, General Manager of Florida Retail
Th OV rFederation, presenting the State Winning Plaque in the
Chapter Contest to a representative of the Mulberry Chapter, as Advisers Eugene Doss
(right) and W. H. Purcell, Supervising Principal of Mulberry Schools look on. Others
in the picture are (left to right) Bradenton, 3rd place and Quincy, 2nd place.


The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XXI, No. 2
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879, at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida. Advertising Representative: Cody Publications, Inc., TI 6-7401, Box
891, Kissimmee, Florida. Area Representatives: Jacksonville, 2777 Claremont Circle, EXbrook 8-5563;
Tampa, Apt. K-1, 2117 Dekle Avenue, 85-8001; Miami, 811 N.W. 139th Street, MUrray 1-7087.
STATE OFFICERS, 1960-61 NATIONAL OFFICERS F.F.A. 1959-60
President ................ Victor Butler, Havana President ......... Jim Thomas, Patterson, Ga.
1st Vice-President .. John McCarty Jr Ft. Pierce 1st Vice.Pres. ... Dean Hoffer, Manheim, Pa.
2nd Vice-President .... Robert Wilkerson, Paxton 2nd V.-Pres L. G. 'Jack' Crews, Cheyenne, Wyo.
3rd Vice-President ...... Dale Marler, Lakeland 3rd V.-Pres. Joe Harold Hughes, Jr. Duncan, S.C.
4th Vice-President .. Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland 4th V.-Pres. .... ... Richard Poor, Neosho, Mo.
5th Vice-President .... Harrell Howell, Jennings Student Sec'y Kenney Earl Gray, Dorsey, Miss.
6th Vice-President ... David L Vorpagel, Orlando Exec. Sec'y ........ W Paul Gray, Wash. D. C.
Executive Secretary ..... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee Exec. Treasurer ......R. E. Bass, Richmond, Va.
State Adviser ........ H. E. Wood, Tallahassee Nat. Advisor....Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash. D. C.


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1960


By Way of Editorial Comment:

Agribusiness in Florida
By E. W. CAKE
Marketing Specialist, Agricultural Extension Service
University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.


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Recipients of the Honorary State Farmer Degree for 1960 at the 32nd Annual State FFA Convention are, left to right front row:
C. F. Amaden, Supervising Principal, Turkey Creek; William R. Hall, Supervising Principal, Suwannee High School, Live Oak;
Collis Land, Supervising Principal, Newberry; J. G. Morrow, Supervising Principal, Kathleen; J. Hartley Blackburn, County Sup-
erintendent of Public Instruction, Manatee County; John H. Smiley, County Superintendent of Public Instruction, Volusia Coun-
ty; Herbert C. Brewer, Vice-President and Director of the Chilean Nitrate Sales Corporation; John W. Callahan, Vice-President,
Commercial Bank, Daytona Beach; Phil Constans, Jr., Principal, Kirby Smith Elementary School, Gainesville; Joffree C. David,
Secretary-Treasurer and General Manager, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Orlando; Eugene B. Dodson, Vice-President,
WFY Television System, and Manager of WTVT in Tampa. Back row: J. Ed Dukes, Secretary-Treasurer, Production Credit As-
sociation, Palatka; Irby S. Exley, Vice-President and General Sales Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Company; J. C. Lane, Voca-
tional Agriculture Teacher, Lake Wales; Lee Maxwell, DeLand, immediate Past President of the Florida Federation of Fairs and
Livestock Shows, and Manager of the Volusia County Fair; R. E.Norris, County Agricultural Agent, Lake County, Tavares; Dr.
Alexander Nunn, Executive Editor, Progressive Farmer Company, and Editor of the Georgia, Alabama and Florida edition; Perry
Sistrunk, Teacher of Vocational Agriculture at North Miami, and member of the State Advisory Council; Maynard Stitt, Public
Relations Manager, St. Regis Paper Company.


The 32nd

FUTURE FARMERS, Chapter Advisers and
guests attended the Thirty-second Annual
State FFA Convention and Leadership
Conference in record numbers. Registra-
tions at the Convention, which was held
at Peabody Auditorium in Daytona
Beach June 14-18, exceeded 850. Many
of the meetings and special events were
attended by crowds far in excess of this
number. Outstanding performances were
turned in by President Randy Kincaid
and his fellow officers, for which they
have received many well deserved compli-
ments from Advisers, parents, friends
and cooperators. An outstanding char-
acteristic of the Florida F.F.A. Conven-
tion is the teamwork between officers,
members, advisers and staff. This year
was no exception as 124 Advisers at-
tended and assisted with the many activi-
ties and events.
Included among the many guests of the
Convention during the week were: Dr.
Alexander Nunn, Vice-President and Edi-
tor, The Progressive Farmer, Birming-
ham, Alabama; Jim Thomas, National
FFA President, Patterson, Georgia; and
Marvin Gibson, Tennessee State FFA
Vice President, Maryville, Tennessee.
These guests gave generously of their
time and talents in helping to make the


FFA Convention Story

Convention a success. It was truly a gram were Randy Kincaid, State FFA
"team" effort, with each one pitching in President, as speaker, and the White
to do his share. Springs String Band furnishing the
MONDAY music.


THE ROTARY Club Program was pre-
sented at the Palmetto Club, with M. C.
Roche in charge. Appearing on the pro-


TUESDAY
REGISTRATION, HOUSING, interviewing of
candidates for state office, the tractor


1960-61 State FFA Officers. Seated left to right: Victor Butler, Havana, President;
John McCarty, Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1st V-P; Robert Wilkerson, Paxton, 2nd V-P; Dale
Marler, Lakeland, 3rd V-P; Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland, 4th V-P; Harrell Howell,
Jennings, 5th V-P; and David L. Vorpagel, Orlando-Evans, 6th V-P. Standing: H. E.
Wood, State Adviser, and Chapter Advisers W. E. Raikes, John Baldwin, Bruce
Howell, Richard Gavin, P. T. Dicks, and J. W. DeVane.


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1960







driving and softball contests, as well as
the Vegetable Judging, Identification and
Grading, and Demonstration Contests,
had the spotlight during the first day.
Future Farmers filled their headquarters,
the Princess Issena Hotel, and many of
the surrounding hotels.
A program was presented at the Lion's
Club, with Arol Hudson in charge. Jeff
Daughtry, 1959 Star State Farmer, of the
Peace River Chapter at Wauchula was
the speaker and the Dade City String
Band furnished the music.
The Halifax Area Kiwanis Club Pro-
gram was given at the Peninsular Club,
with D. A. Storms in charge. Francis
Ward, State Vice-President was speaker
and the DeFuniak Springs String Band
furnished the music.
R. W. "Duke" Stanley, Circulation Di-
rector, Farm and Ranch Publishing Com-
pany of Nashville, Tennessee, was a very
gracious host in welcoming the delegates,
advisers and guests to the Delegates and
Advisers Dinner which was given by his
company, at the Daytona Plaza Hotel at
5:00 p.m. This most enjoyable event was
attended by over 400 delegates, state offi-
cers, members and friends. Randy Kin-
caid, State President, acted as Master
of Ceremonies, gave a short welcome and
introduced his fellow State officers. The
Invocation was given by Wilson McCal-
lister, 6th Vice-President from Sopchop-
py. H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser, in-
troduced the guests, and short talks were
given by Mr. "Duke" Stanley and Dr.
Walter R. Williams, State Director of Vo-
cational and Adult Education. President
Kincaid presented Lou Roey of the Day-
tona Beach Recreation Department with
a Certificate of Merit and FFA Lapel
Pin for his wonderful assistance; T. L.
Barrineau presented an FFA Pennant
to the Bradenton State Champion Soft-
ball Team; and excellent music was fur-
nished by the Kissimmee String Band.
TUESDAY EVENING
THE FIRST General Assembly of all dele-
gates, advisers, and guests, was held in
the Peabody Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The State Officers occupied their respec-
tive stations for the official opening cere-
mony. State President Randy Kincaid
gave a welcome and introduced the other
officers. Wilson McCallister, 6th Vice-
President, presided. W. T. Loften, Asso-
ciate Professor of Agricultural Education,
University of Florida, Gainesville,, and
Richard Kelly, a student at the Univer-
sity, were in charge of the Parliamentary
Procedure Contest. The Judges were:
Charles Lucht, Speech Department, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, Chairman;
Tom Shaddick, State Director, Farmer's
Home Administration, Gainesville; Owen
Love, Director of Services, Daytona
Beach Junior College.
Chapter teams and members in the or-
der of their final placings in this contest
were: 1st, Palatka (Ernest Faulkner,
Johnnie Cone, Gilbert Godfrey, Richard
Rich, David Enzor, and Robert Nearing),
was awarded $25, a pennant from the
Florida Association, FFA, and a trophy
from the Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
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1959-60 State Officers presenting parents; Back row left to right: Mr. and Mrs. Perry,
Randy's mother and father; Mr. and Mrs. McElroy, Carroll McElroy; Mrs. Nelson,
Ronald Nelson; Mr. Ward, Francis Ward, Mrs. Ward; Mr. McCallister, Wilson Mc-
Callister, Mrs. McCallister. Front row: Donnie Simmons, Mrs. Boyle, Gene Boyle, Mr.
Boyle, and Randy Kincaid.


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Special Guests at the International Harvester Luncheon. Front row left to right: 1959-60 State Vice Presidents, Carroll McElroy,
Chiefland, 1st V-P; Ronald Nelson, North Miami, 2nd V-P; Donnie Simmons, Paxton, 3rd V-P; Gene Boyle, Palmetto, 4th V-P-;
Francis Ward, Suwannee (Live Oak), 5th V-P; Wilson McCallister, Sopchoppy, 6th V-P; 1960-61 State Vice Presidents: John Mc-
Carty, Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1st V-P; Robert Wilkerson, Paxton, 2nd V-P; Dale Marler, Lakeland, 3rd V-P; Luther Beauchamp, Chief-
land, 4th V-P; Harnell Howell, Jennings, 5th V-P; David L. Vorpagel, Orlando-Evans, 6th V-P. Back row: Victor Butler, Havana,
1960-61 State President; Randy Kincaid, Lake Wales, 1959-60 State President; Cecil Tindel, Graceville, 1958-59 State President;
Sandy Johnson, Tavares, 1945-46 State President; Don Adams, Palatka, 1943-44 State President; H. E. Wood, State Adviser, FFA;
James Quincey, Past National Vice President, Trenton; G. M. Nation, District Manager, International Harvester Company, Jack-
sonville; Jim Thomas, National President FFA, Patterson, Georgia; Gordon Perkins, International Harvester Company; Soil and
Water Management Award winners: Roy Fussell, Auburndale; Tharon Godwin, Jay; Henry Raatama, Jr., Alachua (Santa Fe);
Larry Walker, Mulberry; and James Larry Jordan, Ft. Pierce.


tion by Wayne Mixson, Director of In-
dustry Relations, Florida Farm Bureau,
Gainesville; 2nd, Marianna (Jerry Glass,
David Shepherd, David Sullivan, Gilbert
Roberts, D. D. Skinner and Willis Coul-
liette), $20.00; 3rd, Hialeah (Harry Sa-
mol, Mike Whalen Richard Byrd, Lee
Watson, George Drummond and Ron-
nie McCranie), $15.00. Mr. Lucht an-
nounced the results.
Francis Ward, 5th Vice-President, ex-
plained the String Band Contest, and
Aubrey Fowler, Manager of North Flor-
ida Production Credit Association, Live
Oak, gave the qualifications of the judges.
After the contest was held, the awards
sponsored by the Florida Association,
FFA. were presented by F. E. Brecken-
ridge as follows: DeFuniak Springs, as
State Winner (Eddie Davis, Herman Da-
vis, Larry Bowers, Leslie Miller, Vester
Hammond and Bruce Alford), received
$20.00 and a pennant; Lake City as second
place winner received $15.00; Ft. Pierce
3rd place, $10.00; Kissimmee 4th place,
$5.00; Dade City 5th place, $5.00; and
White Springs 6th place, $5.00. The
Judges in the String Band Contest were
Aubrey Fowler, F. E. Breckenridge, Gen.
Manager of the DeLand Chamber of
Commerce, and Ralph Lougee, Daytona
Beach (Retired).

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T. E. Hancock, Ass't. General Sales
Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany, Jacksonville, presented the follow-
ing awards to winners of the Tractor
Driving Contest, which was sponsored by
his company: a 21-jewel wrist watch, and
pennant for the chapter, to Lee Burk of
Sanford as State Champion; a 17-jewel
watch to Robert Pleas of Chipley as sec-
ond place winner; and $25 Savings Bonds
to the following in their respective plac-
ings: Eugene Williams, Bradenton;


Wayne Hurst, Jennings; Dennis Hart,
(Santa Fe) at Alachua; and Ronald
Smith, Ft. Pierce. C. J. Rogers, Univer-
sity of Florida, Gainesville; John Hollo-
well, John Deere Plow Company, Lake
City; and Bill Hester, Volusia Tractor
Company, DeLand, were the Judges. The
tractors were furnished by Bill Hester,
and the trailer was furnished by the Jim
Tew Service Station, Daytona Beach, and
G. C. Norman, Program Specialist in
Agricultural Education, had charge of


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1960


The President's Message

The highlight of my life was the day I was elected 1960-61 State President.
of this great organization.
I deeply appreciate the confidence you delegates have shown in me, and
I want to say "thank you" for entrusting to me such a great honor and re-
sponsibility.
I hope that together we can make this year most successful and thus
carry high the ideals of the Future Farmers of America throughout our state
and nation, remembering that the future of our country is in the hands of
young men striving to create an even better America.
Thank you.
VICTOR BUTLER







the Tractor Driving Contest, assisted by
M. L. Bishop, Alachua County Co-ordi-
nator of Agricultural Education.
Ted Pendarvis, Livestock Marketing
Specialist, Florida State Marketing Bu-
reau, Jacksonville, presented the awards
sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen's As-
sociation in the Beef Breeding and Feeder
Steer Contest, to the following: George
Culverhouse of the Ft. Pierce Chapter,
as state winner of the Beef Breeding
Award received $100 toward the purchase
of a pure-bred registered animal of the
breed desired. Other winners: Bradley
Crews, Auburndale; Tom Cunningham,
Lakeland; O. K. Alexander, Brandon;
Larry Walker, Mulberry; and Richard
Parramore, Quincy, each received $15 to
help defray their expenses in attending
the State Convention. The State Winner
of the Feeder Steer Award, Dewey Fus-
sell, Auburndale, was presented $100 to
apply on expenses for him and his Ad-
viser, R. A. Gunson, to attend the Nation-
al Convention in Kansas City, Missouri,
in October 1960. Other winners, each of
whom received $15 to help defray their
expenses to the State Convention, were as
follows: Jack Smith, Pompano Beach;


Top photo: G. Norton Wakefield, Jr., re-
ceiving a Special Award Plaque for his
father, G. N. Wakefield, who was the first
State FFA Adviser. Mr. Wakefield, who
is now with the U. S. of America Opera-
tions Mission to Haiti, was unable to be
present. Bottom photo shows State
Officers presenting Mrs. Perry Sistrunk
with a gift for her help with the Con-
vention.
Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1960


Mr. Douglas Oswald, Vice President Commercial Bank and Trust Company, Ocala,
is shown presenting Florida Bankers Association Scholarships to (left to right): Gary
Hue Cook, Ecambia Farms; Harry Samol, Hialeah; Bernard Sparkman, South Sumter
at Bushnell; and Harrell Howell, Jennings.


Bobby Trott, Wauchula (Peace River);
Jim Busby, Alachua (Santa Fe); Jimmy
Thompson, Kathleen; and Jerry Max-
well, Quincy.
At this time some guests were intro-
duced and announcements made. Also,
a telegram from Thomas J. Hughes, Flor-
ida Grower and Rancher, Tampa, ex-
pressing his regrets for not being able to
be present, was read.
The Farm Safety Awards, a $100 check
and certificate from the Future Farmers
of America Foundation were presented to
the Bartow Chapter by R. A. Meissen,
Ass't. to the Division Manager, Standard
Oil Company, Jacksonville. Charles Wal-
ler, Chairman of the Farm Safety Com-
mittee, accepted the award. Other awards
presented by Mr. Miessen on behalf of
the Standard Oil Company were: $50 to
the Quincy Chapter; $25 to Hialeah; $20
to South Dade at Homestead; $15 to De-
Land Sr.; and $10 to Lake Weir at Sum-
merfield.
Wilson McCallister then returned the
gavel to the State President for the Clos-
ing Ceremony and Adjournment.
WEDNESDAY MORNING
THE COLUMBIA Chapter String Band of
Lake City (Frasier Green, Stafford Cow-
art, Johnny Wilcox, Johnny Hall, and
Gilbert Larramore), second place winner
in the state contest, entertained the dele-
gates and guests with some very fine
music. The Devotional was given by
Reverend Vernon Brown of the First
Baptist Church. Then D. A. Storms, Hills-
borough County Co-ordinator of Agricul-
tural Education, Plant City, introduced J.
Ed Langley, Director of Glee Clubs, Day-
tona, who led the group singing, accom-
panied by Chuck McIntosh of Turkey
Creek at the piano.
The 32nd Annual State Convention
then opened officially with State Presi-
dent Randy Kincaid presiding. The of-
ficers occupied their respective stations
for the official opening ceremony.


Mayor Owen Eubank then extended a
hearty welcome to the Florida Future
Farmers and wished for them a very suc-
cessful convention. He also expressed the
hope that they would return to Daytona
Beach next year for their convention.
John H. Smiley, Volusia County Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction extended
greetings and best wishes to the Future
Farmers.
At this time H. E. Wood, State FFA
Adviser, and the State Officers were in-
troduced. Mr. Wood read letters of con-
gratulations and regrets for not being
present from Senator George Smathers,
and Dr. M. D. Mobley, Executive Sec'y,
American Vocational Assn., Washington,
D. C.
The roll call of delegates by districts
was made by the State Vice-Presidents,
and the entire delegation was seated. Spe-
cial recognition was given to our new
chapters, as follows: Gainesville (Buch-
holz), Ocala (Silver Springs), Orlando
(Evans Pioneers), Orlando (Colonial),
Orlando( Oak Ridge), Bradenton (South-
east), St. Petersburg, and Bushnell
(South Sumter).
After being introduced by Carroll Mc-
Elroy, 1st Vice-President, Randy Kin-
caid gave the State President's Message.
The Minutes of the 31st Annual Con-
vention were read by Ronald Nelson, 2nd
Vice-President, and approved.
The State Forestry Contest Awards,
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line Rail-
road Company, were presented by R. N.
Hoskins, General Forestry Agent, Rich-
mond, Va. MacArthur Burnsed of Mac-
clenny, as State Winner received $275,
and his Adviser, Alan Harvey received
$225 to help cover their expenses in at-
tending the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City and visiting other cities in
October. Second place and $50 went to
David King, Jasper; third place and $30
went to Houston Taff, Crawfordville; and
fourth place and $20 went to Roy Messer,
Columbia Chapter at Lake City.





























James E. Gorman, General Manager, Florida Retail Federation, presenting award to
the 1960-61 State Sweetheart, Tillie Smith of Quincy. The cash awards were spon-
sored by the Belk-Lindsey Stores of Florida. Others shown in picture, left to right,
are: Patsy Neel, DeFuniak Springs; Janie Hagle, Baker Co. Chapter at Macclenny;
Carol Long, 1959-60 State Sweetheart; Francean King. Lake Weir Chapter at Summer-
field; Bobby Lou Kaminis,, Tampa-Hillsborough; and Martha Brent, Belle Glade.


The State Champion DeFuniak Springs
(Walton) String Band furnished some
very good music at this time.
Gene Boyle, 4th Vice-President, gave
the Annual FFA Report, which was ap-
proved by the delegation.
Ronald Nelson read the names of those
recommended to receive the Honorary
State Farmer Degree during the Conven-
tion and they were approved. He also read
the names of those who had received the
Degree during the year.
Secretary Nelson then presented the
Nominating Committee's selection for
State President, Victor Butler of Havana,
who was approved, and nominations were
received from the floor for MacArthur
Burnsed, Baker County Chapter at Mac-
clenny; Gary Hue Cook, Escambia
Farms; Roscoe Green, Santa Fe Chap-
ter at Alachua; Charles Olive, Malone;
Harry Samol, Hialeah; Melvin Smith,
Newberry, and Jim White, Wildwood.
Each candidate gave a short talk.
President Kincaid read a telegram from
the State 4-H Girls Council, and then the
meeting adjourned with the official clos-
ing ceremony.
Two special luncheons were held at
11:45 a.m. at the Daytona Plaza Hotel.
One was for the Farm Safety Winners
(Chapter Advisers and Chairmen of the
Farm Safety Committees) as guests of
the Standard Oil Company of Kentucky,
with R. A. Miessen as host. The other
was for the District Sweethearts and their
chaperones as guests of the Craig Hotels,
with John E. Leonard, Manager, A. K.
Every, Resident Mgr., and Miss Nona
Cooper, Sales Director, as host and host-
ess.
The Civitan Club Program was pre-
sented at Morrison's Imperial House,
with W. T. Loften in charge of the pro-
gram. Curtis Koon, past State Vice-Pres-
ident from Mayo was speaker, and the
Turkey Creek Quartet furnished the
music.
The Daytona Beach Kiwanis Club Pro-


gram was presented, with E. L. Douglas
having charge of the program. Former
State President Cecil Tindel from Grace-
ville was speaker, and music was furnish-
ed by the Kissimmee String Band.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THE WEDNESDAY afternoon session was
called to order by the President and open-
ed with the official ceremony.
Francis Ward introduced the Judges
for the Harmonica Contest as follows:
Aubrey Fowler, F. E. Breckenridge, and
Ralph Lougee.
After the harmonica contest was held
F. E. Breckenridge announced the re-
sults and presented the awards to the
following in their order of placing: Lar-
ry Bowers, DeFuniak Springs, $10.00
and a pennant; Stafford Cowart, Lake
City, $8.00; Hal Dolan, Havana, $7.00;
Bobby Stevens, Kissimmee, $5.00; and
Ronnie Smoak, Pompano, $5.00.
Ronald Nelson, 2nd Vice-President,
gave introductory remarks regarding the
candidates for Honorary State Farmer
Degree, after which the State Officers
awarded the Degree to the following: C.
F. Amaden, Principal of Turkey Creek
High School; William R. Hall, Principal
of Live Oak Senior High School; Collis
Land, Principal of Newberry High
School; J. G. Morrow, Principal of Kath-
leen High School; J. Hartley Blackburn,
Manatee County Superintendent of Pub-
lic Instruction, Bradenton; John H.
Smiley, Volusia County Superintendent
of Public Instruction, DeLand; Herbert
C. Brewer, Vice-President, Chilean Ni-
trate Educational Bureau, New York;
John W. Callahan, Vice-President, Com-
mercial Bank, Daytona Beach; Phil
Constans, Jr., Principal, Kirby Smith
Elementary School, Gainesville; Joffre C.
David, Secretary-Treasurer, Fl o r i d a
Fruit & Vegetable Association, Orlando;
Eugene B. Dodson, Vice-President, WFY
Television System, Tampa; J. Ed Dukes,
Secretary-Treasurer, Northeast Produc-


tion Credit Association, Palatka; Irby S.
Exley, Vice-President, Florida Ford Trac-
tor Company, Jacksonville; J. C. Lane,
Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Lake
Wales; Lee Maxwell, Manager, Volusia
County Fair, DeLand; R. E. Norris,
County Agricultural Agent, Lake County,
Tavares; Dr. Alexander Nunn, Executive
Editor, Progressive Farmer, Birmingham,
Ala.; Perry Sistrunk, Teacher of Voca-
tional Agriculture, North Miami High
School, Miami; Maynard Stitt, Public
Relations Manager, St. Regis Paper Com-
pany, Pensacola.
Others receiving the Honorary Degree
during the year were: Congressmen
Dante Fascell, A. S. Herlong, Jr., and
Paul G. Rogers, at the National Leader-
ship Training Conference in Washing-
ton; G. L. Lyle, Vice-Pres., A. & P. Tea
Company, Jacksonville, H. E. Ellis, Man-
ager, Sears Roebuck & Company, Talla-
hassee, and Waldo Carroll, Manager,
Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola, during
the State Officers Goodwill Tour; Otto
David, during the Special Breakfast for
Forestry Winners at the National Con-
vention in Kansas City, Mo.; Paul B.
Dickman, President, P.B.D. Farms, Inc.,
Ruskin, W. N. Elam, Program Specialist,
Agricultural Education, Washington, D.
C. (in absentia), Howard Frankland,
President, First National Bank, Tampa,
W. C. McInnes, President, Tampa Elec-
tric Company, Tampa, E. A. Sindecuese,
Director, Vocational Agriculture Service
Division, Ralston Purina Company, St.
Louis, Mo., and Fred J. Woods, Presi-
dent, Gulf Fertilizer Company, Tampa,
at the Florida State Fair; Kenneth Dur-
rance, Ass't. Animal Husbandman, Agri-
cultural Extension Service, University of
Florida, Gainesville, at the West Florida
Livestock Show in Quincy; and Ellis
Clark, Agricultural Counsultant, First
National Bank, Miami, at the Miami
Federation Banquet.
At this time Dr. Alexander Nunn, Vice-
President and Editor of the Progressive
Farmer, Birmingham, Alabama, gave a
very inspiring address to the delegation.
Don Nicholson of Quincy was present-
ed a certificate and check for $100 from
the Future Farmers of America Founda-


Mr. T. L. Barrineau, Area Supervisor,
presenting Charles Olive of Malone the
Flint River Mills Award.
Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1960







tion and a $100 Savings Bond from the
Florida Ford Tractor Company, as state
winner of the Farm Mechanics Award,
by Irby Exley, General Sales Manager, of
Jacksonville. To each of the District
winners, he presented $50 Savings Bonds
also from his company: I-Roland D.
Wilkinson, Baker; II-Mack Dunn, Quin-
cy; III-Charles Parker, Hastings; IV-
George Lee, North Marion Chapter at
Reddick; V-Harvey Owen Ford, Auburn-
dale; VI-Donald F. Davis, Jr., South
Dade Chapter at Homestead. County
Winners each received a $25 Savings
Bond from their local Ford Tractor
Dealer.
At this time President Kincaid read a
telegram of congratulations from past
State Vice-President Robert Corley of
Miami. After some announcements were
made, the committees received their as-
signments and recessed for meetings in
Seabreeze High School and in Peabody
Auditorium.
The annual fish fry sponsored by the
Florida Ford Tractor Company was at-
tended. Over seven hundred Future Farm-
ers, Advisers and Guests met on the beach
at "Beach Rest," at 5:30 p.m. for the
fish fry, which was thoroughly enjoyed
by everyone present. G. C. Norman had
charge of the fish fry.
WEDNESDAY EVENING
At 8:00 p.m., a special talent program
arranged by D. A. Storms, Sr., was pre-
sented in the Band Shell on the beach,
with over 3,000 Future Farmers and
guests in attendance. Gene Boyle, 4th
Vice-President, was Master of Cere-
monies for a full and very entertaining
program. President Randy Kincaid in-
troduced special guests, and the De-
Funiak Springs and Lake City String
Bands played; and singing and other en-
tertainment was furnished by the fol-
lowing: Bobbie Lou Kaminis, Hillsbor-
ough FFA Sweetheart; Susie Counts,
Peace River Chapter Sweetheart at Wau-
chula; Janie Hagle, Baker County Chap-
ter Sweetheart from Macclenny; Patsy
Neel, Walton Chapter Sweetheart at De-
Funiak Springs; Ellen Whigham, Maria-
nna; Tillie Smith, Quincy Sweetheart;
Carol Long, 1959 State FFA Sweetheart,
Orlando-Edgewater Chapter; Larry Bar-
rington, Soloist; Marlin Register, Grace-
ville, singing with guitar; Francean King,
Lake Weir Chapter Sweetheart at Sum-
merfield, Hawaiian Dance; Martha Lynn
Brent, Belle Glade Chapter Sweetehart,
Pantomine; Vester Hammond, singing
with guitar; Harry Samol, harmonica se-


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From left to right, pictures show Mr. John H. Smiley, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Volusia County, DeLand, greeting
the delegates at the 32nd Annual State FFA Convention. Mayor Owen Eubank, Daytona Beach, welcoming the delegates and
guests to Daytona Beach. Dr. Walter R. Williams, Jr., State Director, Vocational and Adult Education, addressing group
at the Delegates Dinner sponsored by the Farm and Ranch Publishing Company, Nashville, Tenn. Hon. Doyle E. Conner,
State Commissioner of Agriculture elect, addressing the delegates and guests. Honor Guest, Jim Thomas, National President
FFA, from Patterson, Georgia, addressing the delegates at the 32nd Annual State FFA Convention.


elections; and Chuck McIntosh at the
piano.
The Program closed with the audience
singing the Star Spangled Banner.
THURSDAY MORNING
The Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity,
University of Florida, sponsored a break-
fast at the Daytona Plaza Hotel, at 7:00
a.m. for all State Farmer Candidates
planning to attend college. T. L. Barri-
neau, Supervisor of Agricultural Edu-
cation in Area I had charge of the pro-
gram. Bernard Lester, President of the
Fraternity, acted as Toastmaster. Special
music was furnished by the Dade City
String Band.
The fourth session opened with special
piano music by John Douthat of Wild-
wood. The Devotional was given by Rev-
erend Gerald C. Smith of the Peninsula
Christian Church. President Kincaid
called the meeting to order with the of-
ficial opening ceremony, and Dr. E. W.
Garris, Head Teacher-Trainer of Agricul-
tural Education at the University of
Florida, Gainesville, gave the State F.F.A.
Highlights for 1959-60. (Copies of this
report will be distributed at the Vocation-
al Agricultural Teachers Conference in
September.)
Donnie Simmons, 3rd Vice-President,
presented the Treasurer's Report for the
year 1959-60, which was approved by the
delegates.
At this time the State President intro-
duced Don Adams, Director of Agricul-
tural Development, Florida Power and
Light Company, Palatka, who gave a
summary of the Demonstration Contest,
and announced the Division and State
Winners; and George Talbott, Manager
of the Production and Marketing Division
of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Asso-
ciation, Orlando, who presented awards
in the Judging, Grading and Identifica-
tion Contest, and the Demonstration Con-
test, as follows:
For the second year, a Hastings team,
composed of Cecil Turlington, Charles
Parker and Melvin Lands, was State
Winner in the State Judging, Grading
and Identification Contest, and will rep-
resent Florida in the National Junior


Vegetable Growers Convention in Den-
ver, Colorado, next December. The ex-
penses will be paid by the Florida Fruit
and Vegetable Association. Other win-
ners in their respective order were: Sec-
ond, a tie between Lakeland and Turkey
Creek; Miami-Edison, Winter Haven,
Hialeah, Sanford, Auburndale, Santa Fe
at Alachua, Bradenton and Hardee at
Wauchula received ribbons.
In the Demonstration Contest the State
Award was presented to the Winter Ha-
ven Chapter Team composed of Bill Cab-
ble and David Brengle. The title of the
Demonstration was "Improving Plants
With Radiation." Also they were the Pro-
duction Division Winner. The other Di-
vision winners were: Use Division, Mi-
ami-Edison, composed of Johnny Drake.
The title of the Demonstration was
"Freezing Beans." Winning the Soils
Division was the Turkey Creek Chapter
Team, composed of Russell Barnes. The
Demonstration was "Isotopes in Agricul-
ture." The Winter Haven Team received
expenses to attend the N.J.V.G.A. Na-
tional Convention in Denver, Colorado, in
December, from the Florida Fruit and
Vegetable Association.
Division Winners in Demonstration
Contest gave their Demonstrations at
this time.
Larry Bowers, Walton Chapter, De-
Funiak Springs, State Champion Har-
monica Player gave a few selections.
Louis E. Smith, former member of the
Groveland Chapter, and James A. Culli-
gan, former member of the Miami Jackson
Chapter, now seniors at the University of
Florida, were each presented a $100 J. F.
Williams Memorial Scholarship by H. E.
Wood, State FFA Adviser. Mr. Smith
and Mr. Culligan are both planning to
accept employment as teachers of voca-
tional agriculture in Florida.
President Kincaid introduced the fol-
lowing 1960 American Farmer applicants
who were present: Lamar Jenkins, Wil-
liams Chapter at Live Oak, and Amos
Beutke, Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua.
The State President announced at this
time the death of Mr. Will Poston, the
father of Billy Poston of the Quincy
Chapter, who was also an applicant for


the American Farmer Degree, and ex-
pressed sympathy to Billy and his family
from the Florida Association, FFA.
The following past State Officers were
introduced and made remarks at this
time: Cecil Tindel, Graceville; James
Quincey, Gainesville; Richard Kelly,
Inverness; Curtis Koon, Mayo; and C.
M. Lawrence, Wauchula.
For the past several years the Florida
Association, FFA has invited the State
Presidents from all FFA State Associa-
tions in the Southern Region, as well as
Presidents of other youth organizations
in Florida, to attend their State Conven-
tion. Those present this year were Jim
Thomas, National President, from Pat-
terson, Georgia, and Marvin Gibson,
Tennessee State Vice President from
Maryville, Tennessee, who were intro-
duced at this time.
President Kincaid read telegrams of
congratulations, and regrets for not be-
ing present from the State Boys 4-H Club


Johnny Suber, a member of the Quincy
FFA Chapter, presenting State Sweet-
heart, Tillie Smith, Quincy, with the
State Sweetheart Pennant.

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Shown in the above photo are the 170 candidates for the 1960 State Farmer Degrees


Council; past FHA President, Lake
Wales; Harold Goforth, Exec. Vice-Pres.
of Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan
Assn., Ocala; and letters from Represen-
tative Wm. V. Chappell, Jr., Ocala; and
Senator E. W. Gautier, New Smyrna
Beach.
After some announcements, the meet-
ing adjourned with the Closing Cere-
mony.
The 1959 State Farmer Candidates
and their Advisers were guests of the Lon-
cala Phosphate Company, High Springs,
at a luncheon at the Daytona Plaza Ho-
tel. Due to the absence from the state of
Sam Kelly, President of the Company, E.
H. Kellogg, Director of Research, Soft
Phosphate Research Institute, Ocala, was
host. Leon Sims had charge of the pro-
gram and the Fort Pierce String Band
furnished the music. Randy Kincaid,
State President, was Master of Cere-
monies.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON
The fifth session was called to order
by the President. At this time Jim
Thomas, National FFA President from
Patterson, Georgia, addressed the dele-
gation. Then, election and initiation of
candidates for the State Farmer Degree
by the State Officers was held. The de-
gree was conferred on 170 Future Farm-
ers (This listing is given on page 2.) The
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company of
Crawfordsville, Indiana, and Jackson-
ville, Florida, sponsored awards of $5
each and a certificate for members re-
ceiving the State Farmer Degree, with
$10 going to the three top District Win-
ners, and $50 to the Star State Farmer.
H. E. Nickloy, Advertising Manager, of
Crawfordsville, and Jack Salt, represent-
ative from Gainesville, presented the a-
wards.
The Florida Federation of Production
Credit Associations presented a State
Farmer Key to each member receiving
the Degree. Howard V. Lee, President
of the Federation, East Lake Weir, and
A. H. Whitmore, Sec.-Treas. of the
Florida Citrus Production Credit Asso-

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1960


ciation, Orlando, presented the keys.
The eight candidates for 1960-61 State
President were given two minutes each
to present their qualifications prior to
the balloting for President. Victor Butler
of Havana won on the first ballot.
"Pass the chicken, Pappy" Awards,
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Foun-
dation were presented to 19 Chapters by
T. J. Wetherell, Manager of the Sears
Roebuck Store at Daytona Beach. First
place winner in each District received
$25, second place winner $15 and third
place winner $10. Those who received
awards by District in order of placing
were as follows: I-Vernon, Poplar
Springs, Laurel Hill; II-Tallahassee,
Greenville, Quincy; III-Macclenny
(Baker County), Chiefland; IV-Bush-
nell (South Sumter), St. Cloud, Ocoee;
V-Bartow, Mulberry, New Port Richey;
VI Wauchula (Hardee), Wauchula
(Peace River), Sebring.
President Randy Kincaid then con-
ferred the Honorary State Farmer De-
gree on Mr. Wetherell, as he was unable
to be present on Wednesday afternoon.
Malone, Jasper, Bell, Ocala, Turkey
Creek and Ft. Pierce were presented
Bronze plaques with their Chapter name
engraved on them, as well as $100, as dis-
trict winners in the chapter cooperative
leadership contest. The checks to the
chapters in Districts I through IV were
from the Cotton Producers Association,
a large Farm Supply and Marketing Co-
operative, which has branch stores known
as Farmers Mutual Exchanges located
at various points in North Florida.
Checks for Districts V and VI were furn-
ished by the Florida Council of Farmer
Cooperatives. The checks this year were
presented by Dr. E. W. Cake, Marketing
Economist, Agricultural Extension Serv-
ice, University of Florida, Gainesville,
and J. E. Dukes, Chairman of the Youth
Committee of the Florida Council,
Palatka.
The Jasper Chapter as top Chapter in
the State, was presented a plaque and
check from the Council for $500, to help
defray expenses for at least one carload


of its members and advisers to the annual
meeting of the American Institute of Co-
operation at the University of California,
Berkeley, California, August 6 to 11.
After some committee reports were
read and approved, the meeting adjourn-
ed with the official closing ceremony.
THURSDAY EVENING
A program was given at the Daytona
Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce
meeting at the Princess Issena Hotel, with
the DeFuniak Springs State Champion
String Band furnishing the music, and
Larry Bowers, State Champion Harmoni-
ca Player, also from DeFuniak Springs,
playing some selections. Jim Thomas,
National President gave the address.
The sixth session of the Convention was
called to order by the President, and
Donnie Simmons, 3rd Vice-President
( Continued on page 14)


Dr. Alexander Nunn, executive editor,
The Progressive Farmer, Birmingham,
Alabama, addressed the delegation.











1960-61 Officers


VICTOR BUTLER
President
VICTOR BUTLER, a recent graduate of
Havana High School and a member of the
FFA Chapter, is the newly elected Pres-
ident of the Florida Association. He is
also the Public Speaking Champion for
the State and Star State Farmer. He is
17 years old and the son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. V. Butler. Victor considered be-
ing elected State President as the high-
light of his life.
He has been President, Vice-President
and Secretary of his Chapter, delegate
and representative to the State and Na-
tional Convention; Chairman of many
committees; participated in Parliamen-
tary Procedure; Leadership Schools;
Chapter Banquets; Judging Teams; and
has received many awards.
Victor's outstanding leadership activi-
ties included being a member of the
High School Band, basket ball and base-
ball teams; Counselor of Junior Church
Camp; Secretary and Vice-President of
the Youth Fellowship in his Church;
President of his Freshman Class and Vice
President of his Sophomore Class.
His farming program consists of 100%
ownership in 1 beef cow, 25 acres of
corn, 15 acres of shade tobacco; and 25%
interest in 400 head of beef cattle, 300
acres corn, 81 acres shade tobacco, 100
beef breeding animals, and 75 hogs for
meat.
Some of Victor's Improvement pro-
jects included constructing farm build-
ings, beautifying home, irrigating land,
rearranging fences and fields; planting
soil improvement crops, growing feed
crops.

JOHN McCARTY, JR.
1st Vice-President
JOHN MCCARTY, JR., age 17, is the new
First Vice-President representing Dis-
trict VI. He is a recent graduate of the
Dan McCarty High School at Ft. Pierce
and a member of the FFA Chapter.
John's supervised farming program for
this year consisted of 100% ownership
of 42 cows for beef breeding; 1 breeding
horse; 2 breeding hogs; 5 acres millet; and
10% interest in 50 acres of pasture im-
provement.
He has served as Vice-President, Treas-
urer and Reporter of his chapter and has
been a member of the Supervised Farm-
ing Committee. He has participated in
Parliamentary Procedure, several Fairs
and Shows, Chapter Banquets, Horseshoe
Pitching, Tractor Driving, and Public
Speaking. He was a delegate to the State
FFA Convention, the Southeast Safety
Conference, and attended the State Fair;
was a member of the Beef Judging Team,
and State Winning Chapter in Farm
Safety in 1958.


John's other leadership activities con-
sisted of being Vice-President of his
Freshman Class, President of his Home
Room, member of the Key Club, Letter-
man's Club, Scholastic Club, St. Lucie
Cowboy's Club, J.V. and Varsity Football
teams, and an Acolyte at Church.
His improvement projects consisted of
building fence, draining land, keeping
farm records, beautifying the home,
planting permanent pasture, stumping
and improving land, construction of farm
buildings, growing home garden, re-ar-
ranging fences and fields, breed improve-
ment of livestock, protecting forest land
from fire, improve roads.

ROBERT WILKERSON
2nd Vice-President
ROBERT WILKERSON, newly elected Vice-
President representing District I, is a
member of the Paxton Chapter. He is 18
years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ira C. Wilkerson.
During the last year he had 50%
ownership in 10 acres of corn and 2 acres
of peanuts.
Robert's leadership activities included
being Treasurer and Reporter for his
Chapter; delegate to State Forestry
Camp; State FFA Convention; Public
Speaker on Soil Conservation; partici-
pant in Chapter Banquets, Corn Con-
tests; a member of the Farm Bureau and
Basketball Team.
His improvement projects included
beautifying the home, repairing and
sharpening farm tools and equipment,
planting soil improvement crops, pro-
tecting forest land, growing feed crops
and home garden.

DALE MARLER
3rd Vice-President
DALE MARLER, newly elected Third Vice-
President representing District V, is the
17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Marler, Jr. He is a recent graduate of

the Lakeland High School and a mem-
ber of the FFA Chapter.
His supervised farming program this
year consisted of one steer and 1/4 acre
of mixed vegetables.
Dale has been very active in his
chapter, having served as President; and
Reporter for the Polk County Feder-
ation. He has served on many commit-
tees, was delegate to the State and
Chapter representative to the National
Conventions and Sub-District Contests;
participated in Public Speaking, acted as
Toastmaster in Sweetheart Contest;
member of the Parliamentary Procedure,
basketball, softball, Jr. Varsity football,
and track teams; Student Council, Jr.
Lions Club, Inter-Club Council; L Club,
Campus Patrol. He was also an officer
in the Sunday School; participated in


several Fairs and Shows, Chapter Ban-
quets; was a member of the Vegetable
and Livestock Judging Teams.
His improvement projects consisted of
building and rearranging fences, insta,-
ling water works, beautifying home,
draining and irrigating land, stumping
land, keeping farm records, renovating
groves, repairing farm buildings, plant-
ing soil crops, conservation of soils, and
growing feed crops.

LUTHER BEAUCHAMP
4th Vice-President
LUTHER BEAUCHAMP, Fourth Vice-Pres-
ident, represents District III and is a
member of the Chiefland Chapter. He is
the 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
O. Beauchamp, Sr., and will be a senior
in high school next year.
His farming program this year con-
sists of 100% ownership of 2 head of
cows and 50% of 20 acres of watermelons.
Luther has served as President and
Secretary of his Chapter; on Scholar-
ship Committee; Chairman of Banquet
Committee; alternate on Parliamentary
Procedure Team in Sub-District Con-
test; delegate to the State Convention; a
member of Livestock Judging and Soft-
ball teams.
He was President of his Freshman
Class and the Letter Club; Vice-Pres-
ident of the Student Council; also Presi-
dent of his Sunday School Class and
Superintendent of Youth Week in the
First Baptist Church; Reporter for the
Future Teachers Association; Co-Editor
of Sports on the School Annual Staff; a
member of the Beta Club, and the Boy
Scouts of America.
Luther's Improvement Projects con-
sisted of Breed Improvement of Live-
stock, building fences, growing feed crops,
growing home gardens, beautifying
home, repairing and painting farm build-
ings, stumping and improving land and
roads, growing new cash crop.

HARRELL HOWELL
5th Vice-President
HARRELL HOWELL, newly elected Fifth
Vice-President representing District II,
is the 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Dorian Howell, and a recent graduate
of the Jennings High School.
Harrell's supervised farming program
this year consisted of two cows for beef,
seven hogs for breeding; 3 acres corn for
grain, and 41/ acres of tobacco.
His leadership activities in the FFA
included being President and Reporter
for his Chapter; a member of the Super-
vised Farming, Recreation and Tele-
vision Program Committees; participa-
tion in Chapter Banquets, cooperative
projects, tractor driving and softball in
(Continued on page 27)
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ROBERT WILKERSON
Second Vice-President
Paxton Chapter
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VICTOR BUTLER

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Top photo: Presentation of Past State Officers; left to right, C. M. Lawrence, Area
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Quincy; at mike, Richard Kelley Bottom photo: Candidates for the American
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Convention
(Continued from page 11)
was introduced as Master of ceremonies
for the session, after the official cere-
mony.
W. T. Loften explained the procedure
for the Public Speaking Contest and in-
troduced the following Judges: Prof. H.
P. Constans, Head, Speech Department,
University of Florida, Gainesville; Dr.
Alexander Nunn; Robert Jones, Admin-
istrative Assistant, Florida Chamber of
Commerce, and former National FFA
President.
In the absence of Colin Lindsey, Man-
ager of the Belk-Lindsey Stores, Tampa,
James E. Gorman, General Manager of
the Florida Retail Federation, Jackson-
ville, represented him and Dr. Alexander
Nunn presented the Future Farmers of
America Foundation Award. The Fu-
ture Farmers of America Foundation
certificate and check for $100 and a pen-
nant went to first place winner, Victor
Butler of Havana; and awards sponsored
by Belk-Lindsey Stores to Gerald Roberts
of Palatka-$25 as second place winner,
and Paul Mabry of Turkey Creek-$20
as third place winner. The titles of their
speeches in their respective placings
were: "How Green is Your Valley?",
"The Promise of Agriculture," and "Agri-
cultural Chemicals." The State Winner
in this Contest will represent 'lorida in
the Tri-State Public Contest to be held
in Auburn, Alabama, July 21, 1960.
Francis Ward, 5th Vice-President, ex-
plained the State Quartet Contest, and
introduced the following Judges: F. E.
Breckrenridge, Ralph Lougee, and Au-
brey Fowler. The awards in the Quartet
Contest, sponsored by the Florida FFA
Association, were presented by F. E.
Breckenridge to the following: Turkey
Creek (Clavie Allen, Chuck McIntosh,
Charles Creach, and Lynwood Simmons,
accompanied by Chuck McIntosh at the
piano)-$20 and Pennant; Baker (Fer-
rell Courtney, Ronnie Courtney, Chad
Wilkinson, and Floyd Parker, accompan-
ied by Chuck McIntosh)-$15; Wauchula
(Peace River) (Lynn Revell, Marcus
Shackelford, Hugh Bradley, and Larry
Terrell, accompanied by Mrs. H. C. Pat-
terson)-$10; Bushnell (South Sumter)
(Carvin Brown, Bernard Sparkman,
(Continued on page 18)


H. E. Nickloy, Advertising Manager,
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company of
Crawfordsville, Indiana, and, center, Jack
Salt, Repreesntative from Gainesville,
presenting the State Farmer Certificates
and Awards.
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Top photo shows Mr. G. M. Nation, District Manager, Inter-
national Harvester Company, and Mr. Gordon Perkins, Ass't.
Manager, Jacksonville, presenting the Soil and Water Manage-
ment Awards Bottom photo shows Mr. H. B. Gassaway,
Field Representative, Sealtest Food Plant, Tampa, presenting
the State Dairy Farming Awards. Left to right: District Win-
ners Ray Albury, South Dade at Homestead; Charles Waller,
Bartow; Gerald Bauer, Lake Weir at Summerfield; Buddy Hull,
Gainesville; Joe Freeland, Leon at Tallahassee; Sam Steel, Jr.,
Escambia Farms; and State Winner Clyde Creighton, Jr., Tate
at Gonzalez.


Top photo: Mr. R. A. Miessen, Assistant to the Division Man-
ager, Standard Oil Company, Florida Division, Jacksonville,
presenting the Farm Safety Awards. 1st place-Bartow; 2nd
place-Quincy; 3rd place-Hialeah; 4th place-South Dade; 5th
place-DeLand Sr.; 6th place-Lake Weir (Summerfield) *
Middle photo: Mr. Irby Exley, General Sales Manager, Florida
Ford Tractor Company, Jacksonville, presenting the Farm
Mechanics Award to State Winner, Don Nicholson, Quincy;
others in picture left to right: George Lee, Reddick; Carl H.
Rehwinkel, Adviser, Reddick; Mack Dunn, Quincy; Mr. J. C.
McCall, Adviser, Quincy. Bottom photo shows County
Farm Electrification Award Winners.


E. W. Cake, Marketing Specialist, Florida Agricultural Exten-
sion Service, and J. E. Dukes, Chairman, Youth Committee,
Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Palatha, presenting
the Chapter Cooperative Awards. The State Winning Chapter
was Jasper. District Winners were Ft. Pierce, Turkey Creek,
Ocala, Bell, and Malone.


Mr. Wayne Mixson, Director of Industry Relations, Florida
Farm Bureau, Gainesville, presenting the Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Trophy and Pennant to the State Winning team from
Palatka.
Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1960


Mr. George Talbott, Manager, Production and Marketing Di-
vision, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Orlando, and
Mr. Don Adams, Director of Agricultural Development, Florida
Power and Light Company, Palatha, presenting the Demonstra-
tion awards to Johnny Drake, Miami Edison, for the Use di-
vision, title "Freezing Beans" and Russell Barnes, Turkey
Creek, for Soils division, title, "Isotopes in Agriculture." In
background State Winners from Winter Hoven, David Bringle
and Bill Cabble with their Demonstration "Improving Plants
with Radiation."







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l H sr L n r i Pt S P i a o g .
International Harvester Luncheon for the Incoming and Outgoing Officers, Past State Presidents, and other guests.


Mr. J. T. Wetherell, Maanger, Sears, Roebuck & Company Store Mr. F. E. Breckenridge presenting String Band pennant to the
in Daytona Beach, presenting the "Pass-the-chicken, Pappy" State Champion String Band from DeFuniak Springs.
Awards.


Mr. Ted Pendarvis, Livestock Marketing Specialist, Florida Mr. George M. Talbott, Manager, Production and Marketing
State Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville, presenting the State Division, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, Orlando, pre-
Feeder Steer award to Dewey Fussell, Auburndale and his ad- senting the awards in the Vegetable Judging, Grading and Iden-
viser, R. A. Gunson. tification Contest.


Mr. Ted Pendarvis, Livestock Marketing Specialist, Florida Mr. Aubrey Fowler, Manager, North Florida Production Credit
State Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville, presenting the Florida Association, Live Oak, presenting the State Champion Pennant
Cattlemen's Association Feeder Steer Awards, left to right: to Larry Bowers, DeFuniak Springs, in the Harmonica Contest;
Jerry Maxwell, Quincy, 6th; Jimmy Thompson, Kathleen. 5th; Mr. F. E. Breckenridge, General Manager of the DeLand Cham-
Jim Busby, Alachua (Santa Fe), 4th; Bobby Trott, Wauchula ber of Commerce, presenting awards to other winners (left to
(Peace River), 3rd; Jack Smith, Pompano Beach, 2nd; Dew- right): Ronny Smoak, Pompano, 5th; Bobby Stevens, Kissim-
el Fussell, Auburndale, 1st. Standing back of them are their mee, 4th; Hal Dolan, Havana, 3rd; and Stafford Cowart, Lake
advisers. City, 2nd.
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Fish fry at "Beach Rest" sponsored by the Florida Ford Tractor Company, Jacksonville.


Top photo: Head table at the Farm Safety Luncheon sponsored
by Standard Oil Company of Kentucky, left to right: Dr. T. W.
Strickland, Educational Materials Specialist, State Department
of Education; Jim Thomas, National FFA President, Patterson,
Georgia; Mrs. Miessen; Randy Kincaid, State FFA President;
Mr. Miessen, Assistant to the Division Manager, Standard Oil
Company of Kentucky, Jacksonville; Mr. H. E. Wood, State
Adviser, FFA; Marvin Gibson, Vice President FFA Tennessee
Association; Wilson McCallister, 6th Vice President; Dr. E. W.
Garris, University of Florida; Mr. F. L. Northup, Area Super-
visor. Bottom photo: James E. Gorman, General Manager,
Florida Retail Federation, addressing the group at a dinner for
the Presidents and Advisers of State Chapter Winners.


Mr. T. L. Barrineau, Area Supervisor, presenting the Softball
Pennant to representatives of the Bradenton Chapter, State
Winners, at the Delegates Dinner sponsored by Farm & Ranch
Publishing Company, Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. "Duke"
Stanley, host.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1960


Top photo: Hon. Doyle Conner presenting Victor Butl'r, Ha-
vana, the Star State Farmer Award. Bottom photo: Randy
Kincaid, State FFA President, presenting Mr. Lou Roey of the
Daytona Beach Recreation Department with a Certificate of
Merit and FFA Lapel Pin, at the Delegates Dinner sponsored
by the Farm & Ranch Publishing Company.


N. age
Sweetheart Luncheon sponsored by the Craig Hotels, John E.
Leonard, General Manager.









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Alpha Gamma Rho Breakfast for 1960 State Farmers going to college. Bernard Lester,
President of the Fraternity addressing group.





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Convention
(Continued from page 14)
Billy Lewis, Freddy Rogers, accompan-
ied by Bobby Giddens)-$5; Monticello
(Lawrence Reeves, Ernest Reeves, Alvin
Hagan, and Donald Hagan, accompanied
by Joyce Johnson) -$5; Trenton (Francis
Akins, Ronnie Mikell, Donald Polk, and
Buddy Vickers, accompanied by Helen
Turner)-$5. The Turkey Creek State
Champion Quartet will represent Florida
in the Tri-State FFA Quartet Contest to
be held in Auburn, Alabama, July 21,
1960.
Clyde Creighton, Jr., of the Tate
Chapter at Gonzalez was presented a
Dairy Efficiency Plaque from Sealtest
Foods, Inc., and a certificate and check
for $100 from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation as Star State Dairy
Farmer, by H. B. Gassaway, Field Rep-
resentative of Sealtest Foods, Tampa.
District winners receiving $25 each from
Sealtest Foods, Inc., were Sam Steel,
Jr., Escambia Farms; Joe Freeland, Leon
Chapter at Tallahassee; Buddy Hull,
Gainesville; Gerald Lawrence Bauer,
Lake Weir Chapter at Summerfield;
Charles Waller, Bartow; and Ray Al-
bury, South Dade Chapter at Homestead;
and Buddy Hull received a Special Dairy
Efficiency Plaque as the top district win-
ner.
The meeting was then turned over to
the State President for the Closing Cere-
mony and adjournment.
FRIDAY MORNING
The seventh session of the Convention
was called to order by the President. Af-
ter a couple of selections were given by
the Baker Quartet, second place winner
in the State Contest, Rev. Glenn E.
Smith of the Christian Missionary Alli-
ance Church gave the devotional. The
President then proceeded with the of-
ficial opening ceremony.
$100 scholarships from the Florida
Bankers Association to assist them in at-
tending Florida State University or the
University of Florida, were presented to
Gary Hue Cook, Escambia Farms; Har-
rell Howell, Jennings; Melvin Smith,


State Champion Quartet, Turkey Creek,
participating in contest. Left to right:
Chuck McIntosh, Clavie Allen, Charles
Creach, and Lynwood Simmons.
18 Florida Future Farmer







Newberry; Bernard Sparkman, South
Sumter Chapter at Bushnell; and Harry
Howard Samol, Hialeah, by Douglas
Oswald, Vice-President of the Commer-
cial Bank and Trust Company of Ocala.
At this time several numbers were
rendered by the Turkey Creek State
Champion Quartet.
The Nominating Committee's select-
ions for State Vice-Presidents were ap-
proved for the following: 1st-Richard
Byrd, Hialeah; 2nd-Robert Wilkerson,
Paxton; 3rd-Dale Marler, Lakeland; 4th
-Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland; 5th-
Harrell Howell, Jennings; 6th-David
Vorpagel, Orlando (Evans Pioneers).
Nominations from the floor were made
for the following; 1st-John McCarty, Jr.,
Fort Pierce; 2nd-Gary Hue Cook, Es-
cambia Farms; Charles Olive, Malone;
3rd-Allen Hancock, Fort Meade; Larry
Seleska, Bradenton; 4 t h-MacArthur
Burnsed, Macclenny (Baker County);
Roscoe Green, Alachua (Santa Fe);
James Earl Ross, Live Oak (Williams);
Murray Teuton, Gainesville; 5th-Rich-
ard Parramore, Quincy; Marshall Spears,
Sopchoppy; Monroe Walker, Monticello;
6th-Jim White, Wildwood.
The Mulberry Chapter, as State Win-
ner of the Scrapbook Contest, received
$25 and a Pennant. Other District win-
ners were Miami-Edison, Jennings, and
Vernon, each receiving $10. These a-
wards, sponsored by the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA, were presented by Dr. T. W.
Strickland, Educational Materials Spec-
ialist, State Department of Education,
Tallahassee. Judges were Dr. Strickland
and M. L. Bishop.
President Kincaid then presented Dr.
Strickland with an official FFA Paper
Weight and Official FFA Tie Pin as a
token of our appreciation for his interest
in our program and assistance during our
Convention.
Presentation of Farm Electrification
Awards was made by J. R. Saunders,
(Continued on page 21)


Mr. H. V. Lee, President Florida Federa-
tion of Production Credit Associations,
East Lake Weir, and Mr. Al Whitmore,
Sec.-Treas. Florida Citrus Production
Credit Association, Orlando, and John
Maddox, Adviser, Peace River, presenting
State Farmer Keys.
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Top photo: Presentation of the District Star Farmer Awards. Left to right: Donnie Simmons, 3rd VP; Gary Hue Cook, Dist. I
Star Farmer, Escambia Farms; C. D. Griffith, Adviser; Wilson McCallister 6th V-P; Mrs. C. V. Butler, Victor Butler, Dist. II Star
Farmer, Havana; C. V. Butler; O. E. Yearty, Adviser; J. H. Hyatt, Principal; Francis Ward, 5th V-P; Johnnie Goff, Dist.
III Star Farmer, Live Oak (Suwannee); Henry Folsom, Adviser; Carroll McElroy, 1st V-P; John L. Stephens, Adviser; Bernard
Sparkman, Dist. IV Star Farmer, Bushnell (South Sumter); Mrs. Curry; Gene Boyle, 4th V-P; Mrs. Fussell, Roy Fussell, Dist. V
Star Farmer, Auburndale; Mr. Fussell; R. A. Gunson, Adviser; Ronald Nelson, 2nd V-P; Mrs. Cooper, John Cooper, Dist. VI Star
Farmer; and Edward Raikes, Adviser. Presenting the awards are: H. E. Nickloy and Jack Salt, of Mid-States Steel and Wire Com-
pany e Bottom photo: Presentation of the Area Star Farmer Awards. Area I-Victor Butler, Havana, with him: Mrs. Butler, Mr.
Butler, O. E. Yearty, Adviser, and J. H. Hyatt, Principal. Area II-Johnny Goff, Live Oak (Suwannee), with him: Francis Ward,
5th Vice-Pres., and Henry Folsom, Adviser; Area III-John Cooper, Ft. Pierce, with him: Ronald Nelson, 2nd Vice-Pres., Mrs.
Cooper and Edward Raikes, Adviser.


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Top photo: James E. Gorman presenting the State Winning
Plaque in the Chapter Contest to a repreesntative of the Mul-
berry Chapter, as Adviser Eugene Doss (right) and W. H. Pur-
cell, Supervising Principal of Mulberry Schools, look on. Others
in the picture are (left to right) Bradenton, 3rd place and
Quincy 2nd place. Bottom photo: Members and Advisers
of Chapters who received Plaques for Superior Rating in
Chapter Contest.


Top photo: Dr. T. W. Strickland, Educational Materials Special-
ist, State Department of Education, presenting Scrap Book
Award to the State Winning Chapter at Mulberry; District
winners were Miami-Edison, Jennings and Vernon. Bottom
photo: Mr. Ted Pendarvis, Livestock Marketing Specialist,
Florida State Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville, presenting the
State Department of Agriculture Awards. Left to right: Robert
A. Gunson, Adviser, Auburndale; Roy Fussell, Auburndale;
James Earl Ross, (Williams) Live Oak; C. D. Griffith, Adviser,
Escambia Farms and Luvert Johnson, Escambia Farms.
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Mr. R. N. Hoskins, General Fonzstry Agent, Seaboard Air Line Mr. Jack Salt. Representative, Gainesville, Mid-States Steel
Railroad, Richmond, Virginia, presenting the State Forestry and Wire Company, addressing the group at the Top District
Awards. Left to right: Terry White, Adviser; Roy Messer, State Farmers Luncheon sponsored by the Mid-States Steel and
Lake City, 4th place; Houston Taff, Crawfordsville, 3rd place; Wire Company.
David King, Jasper, 2nd place; Alan Harvey, Adviser, Macclen-
ny; MacArthur Burnsed, State Winner; and Mr. Hoskins.


Convention I I


(Continued from page 19)
Corporation, St. Petersburg, Don Adams,
Director of Agricultural Development,
Florida Power and Light Company, Pa-
latka, and Bob Potter, Gulf Power Com-
pany, Pensacola, as follows: to the State
Winner, Claude Eason of Mulberry, a
Certificate and check for $100 from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
and a $100 Savings Bond from the Flor-
ida Power & Light Company of Miami,
Florida Power Corporation of St. Pe-
tersburg, Tampa Electric Company,
Tampa, and Gulf Power Company of
Pensacola. The following District Win-
ners were awarded $50 Savings Bonds
by the electrical organizations: I-Bobby
Gibson, Walnut Hill; II-Edwin Smith,
Jasper; III-Frazier Green, Jr., Colum-
bia Chapter at Lake City; IV-Jack Wil-
liams, North Marion Chapter at Red-
dick; V-Woodrow Sutton, Auburndale;
VI-Donald Davis, Jr., South Dade Chap-
ter at Homestead. Each of the winners
previously had received County Farm
Electrification Awards of a $25 Savings
Bond from one of the electrical organi-
zations. Several County winners that had
not been presented, received a bond and
certificate.
Several committee reports were read
and approved at this time.
After some announcements, the meet-
ing adjourned.
A special luncheon was held at the
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State Champion Softball Team from the Bradenton Chapter at the 32nd Annual State
FFA Convention.


State Farmers, their parents and advis-
ers, and the office staff, by the Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company, Craw-
fordsville, Indiana, and Jacksonville,
Florida, with H. E. Nickloy and Jack
Salt as hosts. T. L. Barrineau had
charge of the program.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THE EIGHTH session was called to order
by the President.
The candidates for Vice-President
were introduced and each given time to
make a short speech, after which the first
ballot for Vice-President was held. Char-
les Olive and Robert Wilkerson were in
the run-off for 2nd Vice-President, and
Harrell Howell and Marshall Spears for
5th.
President Kincaid introduced Hon.
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, stating that under
his leadership Florida has developed one
of the finest school systems in the nation.
He not only is a loyal friend of the Fu-
ture Farmers, but is recognized as one
of the outstanding educators in Florida
and in our nation. The entire delegation
rose in honor of Superintendent Bailey,
before and after his address.
Larry Bowers gave a few selections on
the Harmonica.
The three winning Chapters in the
State Chapter Contest were presented
their awards by James E. Gorman, Gen-
eral Manager of the Florida Retail Fed-
eration, Jacksonville, and will be entered
in National competition. The State win-
ner this year was Mulberry, which re-
ceived $40 and a Gold Plaque; second-
Quincy, which received $25 and a Silver
Plaque; and third-Bradenton, which re-
ceived $15 and a Bronze Plaque. First
place winner in each District received
$25, second place winner $20, third place
winner $15, and fourth place winner $10.
Those who received awards by Districts


in order of placing were as follows: I-
Escambia Farms, Jay, Vernon, Malone;
II-Quincy, Havana, Tallahassee (Leon),
Mayo; III-Alachua (Santa Fe), Mac-
clenny (Baker County), Starke (Brad-
ford), Chiefland; IV-Ocala, Reddick
(North Marion), Inverness (Citrus),
Anthony; V-Mulberry, Bradenton, Au-
burndale, Turkey Creek; VI-Homestead
(South Dade), Miami-Edison, North Mi-
ami, Fort Pierce. Increased interest was
shown this year by the Chapters as indi-
cated by their Accomplishment Reports.
Those having Superior Rating (87) re-
ceived plaques bearing the name of their
chapter. The State Chapter Awards are
sponsored by the Future Farmers of


America Foundation and Florida Retail
Federation.
At this time the Honorary State Far-
mer Degree was presented to W. H. Pur-
cell, Supervising Principal of the Mul-
berry Schools.
The retiring State Vice-Presidents
made their individual reports to the dele-
gates and they were approved.
The second ballot for Vice-Presidents
was held and the following were elected:
1st-John McCarty, Jr., Fort Pierce; 2nd
-Robert Wilkerson, Paxton; 3rd-Dale
Marler, Lakeland; 4th-Luther Beau-
champ, Chiefland; 5th-Harrell Howell,
Jennings; 6th-David L. Vorpagel, Orlan-
do (Evans).
Carol Long of Orlando (Edgewater),
State Sweetheart for 1959-60 entertained
the delegation with several songs, at this
time.
The President read a telegram of con-
gratulations from H. D. England, Man-
ager of the George Washington Hotel in
West Palm Beach, and made some an-
nouncements, after which the meeting ad-
journed with the official closing cere-
mony.
A special dinner was held at the Day-
tona Plaza Hotel for the Presidents and
Advisers of State Chapter Contest Win-
ners, by the Florida Retail Federation,
with James E. Gorman, General Man-
ager, as host. C. M. Lawrence had
charge of the program.
FRIDAY EVENING
THE NINTH session of the Convention was
called to order by the President, after sev-
eral numbers by the Walton Chapter
String Band of DeFuniak Springs. The
meeting opened with the official opening
ceremony.
Ted Pendarvis presented the State De-
partment of Agriculture Awards of $50.00
and transportation to the National Con-
vention of Future Farmers of America


Installation of New Officers for 1960-61 by the 1959-60 State Officers. Left to right the
1959-60 Oficers are: Wilson McCallister, Sopchoppy, 6th VP; Francis Ward, Suwan-
nee (Live Oak), 5th VP; Gene Boyle, Palmetto, 4th VP; Donnie Simmons, Paxton, 3rd
VP; Ronald Nelson, North Miami, 2nd VP; Carroll McElroy, Chiefland, 1st VP; and
Randy Kincaid, Lake Wales, State President. The 1960-61 Officers are left to right:
Victor Butler. Havana, State President; John McCarty, Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1st VP; Robert
Wilkerson, Paxton, 2nd VP; Dale Marler, Lakeland, 3rd VP; Luther Beauchamp,
Chiefland, 4th VP; Harrell Howell, Jennings, 5th VP; David Vorpagel, Orlando-
Evans, 6th VP.
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to the following: Area I-Luvert Johnson,
Escambia Farms; Area II-Earl Ross,
Williams Chapter at Live Oak; Area III
-Roy Fussell, Auburndale.
At this time the State President con-
ferred the Honorary State Farmer De-
gree on Harold Goforth, Executive Vice-
president of the Fidelity Federal Savings
and Loan Association, Ocala, as he was
unable to be present at the Wednesday
afternoon session.
H. E. Nickloy and Jack Salt of the
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company,
presented awards as follows: Victor But-
ler, Havana, Star State Farmer-$50;
John Lewis Goff, Suwannee Chapter at
Live Oak, and John M. Cooper, Fort
Pierce, Star Area State Farmers-$25
each; Gary Hue Cook, Escambia Farms;
Bernard Sparkman, South Sumter Chap-
ter at Bushnell; and Roy Fussell, Auburn-
dale, Star District State Farmers-$10 -
each.
Parents and Advisers of the winners
who were present were introduced to the
delegation.
Chilean Nitrate Educational Bureau
Leadership Awards were presented to
Victor Butler, John Lewis Goff, and John
M. Cooper, Area Star State Farmers of
Florida for 1960, by J. F. Bazemore, State
Educational Manager from Orlando.
Each was awarded $75 toward his ex-
penses in attending the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, in
October 1960.
Honorable Doyle Conner, State of Flor-
ida Commissioner of Agriculture Elect,
presented'a certificate, Star State Farmer
pin and check for $200 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation, and a
beautiful trophy from the Florida Pub-
lishing Company, to Victor Butler, the
Star State Farmer, after which the State
President presented Victor's Father and
his Adviser, O. E. Yearty, with the Hon-
orary State Farmer Degree and his
Mother with the Certificate of Merit.
The President turned the meeting over
to Ronald Nelson, 2nd Vice-President,
who acted as Master of Ceremonies .
Ellen Whigham of Marianna was in-
troduced and gave a couple of vocal selec-
tions at this time; after which the De-
Funiak Springs String Band played a
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Mr. T. E. Hancock, Ass't. General Sales Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Company,
Jacksonville, presenting the award to State Winner, Lee Burk, Sanford. Others who
placed from sixth to second, left to right: Ronald Smith, Ft. Pierce; Dennis Hart,
Alachua (Santa Fe); Wayne Hurst, Jennings; Eugene Williams, Bradenton; and
Robert Pleas, Chipley.


selection.
A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary, Florida
Association, FFA, made some announce-
ments concerning the Sweetheart Contest,
then James E. Gorman introduced the fol-
lowing Judges for the Sweetheart Con-
test: Senator J. Emory Cross, Chairman,
Gainesville; Lee Maxwell, President,
Florida Association of Fairs, DeLand;
and Jack Salt, Representative of Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company, Gaines-
ville.
Tillie Smith of Quincy was selected
State Sweetheart of the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA for 1960-61. She was crowned
by Carol Long, 1959-60 Sweetheart, while
the Turkey Creek Quartet sang "When I
Grow Too Old to Dream," with Chuck
McIntosh at the piano, and James E.
Gorman presented her with a trophy and
for her chapter a pennant from the Flor-
ida Association, FFA. The cash awards,
sponsored by the Belk-Lindsey Stores of
Florida were: $100 to the State Sweet-
heart and $20 to each of the other con-
testants, who were: Patsy Neel, Walton
Chapter at DeFuniak Springs; Janie
Hagel, Baker County Chapter at Mac-
clenny; Francean King, Lake Weir Chap-
ter at Summerfield; Bobby Lou Kaminis,
Hillsborough Chapter at Tampa; and
Martha Brent, Belle Glade.
SATURDAY MORNING
THE TENTH and final session of the con-
vention was called to order by the Presi-
dent. The Devotional was given by Dr.
Frank Carwithen of the First Methodist
Church.
At this time Honorable Doyle Conner
addressed the delegation.
G. M. Nation, District Manager, Inter-
national Harvester Company, Jackson-
ville, assisted by Gordon Perkins, Ass't.
District Manager, presented the winners
of the Soil and Water Management
Awards. The State Winner, Roy Fus-
sell, of the Auburndale Chapter received
a certificate and check for $100 from the


Future Farmers of America Foundation
and a $100 Savings Bond from the Inter-
national Harvester Dealers of Florida.
To each of the District Winners was given
a $50 Savings Bond for first place, $25
Savings Bond for second place, and $10
check for third place, also from the In-
ternational Harvester Dealers of Florida.
These winners in their respective placings
by districts were as follows: I-Tharon
Godwin, Jay; Gary Hue Cook, Escambia
Farms; Robert Wilkerson, Paxton; II-
Victor Butler, Havana; Joe Freeland,
Leon Chapter at Tallahassee; Don Nich-
olson, Quincy; III-Henry Raatama, Jr.,
Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua; Billy Ray
Cannon, Bell; MacArthur Burnsed,
Baker County Chapter at Macclenny;
IV-Bobby Lowery, DeLand; Edmond
Harrison, Ocoee; Victor H. Anderson,
DeLand; V-Larry Walker, Mulberry;
Marvin Taylor, Bradenton; Billy Ben-
nett, Brandon; VI-James Larry Jordan,
Ft. Pierce; Claude Daigle, South Dade
Chapter at Homestead; Carroll Moye,
Hardee Chapter at Wauchula.
At this time the following members of
the State Land Judging Team from the


Mayo Chapter, and their Adviser, J. M.
Everett, were recognized: Leland Mur-
ray, Jim Murray, Ezra Folsom; Alter-
nate, Ira Zipperer. Sponsors of the Land
Judging Contest are Station WTVT,
Tampa, Cartledge Fertilizer Company,
Cottondale, and the Florida Association
of Soil Conservation District Supervisors.
T. L. Barrineau, Area Supervisor of
Agricultural Education for Area I, pre-
sented the Flint River Mills Award of
$100 to defray expenses in attending the
National F.F.A. Convention to Charles
Olive of Malone, as being the outstanding
F.F.A. exhibitor in the F.F.A. Hog Show
at the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee.
Special Award Plaques were presented
to George Wakefield, first State FFA
Adviser, who is now with the United
States of America Operations Mission to
Haiti, at Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and J.
T. Diamond, past Secretary of the State
Board of Control, Jay, Florida. Since
neither of the men could be present, a
special tape recording was played with a
message from Mr. Wakefield, and his
son, G. Norton, Jr., accepted the Plaque
for him. A. A. Harrison, Adviser, and a
member of the Jay Chapter accepted the
Plaque for Mr. Diamond, which will be
presented to him in a local ceremony.
Certificates of Merit were presented by
President Kincaid to Mesdames A. R.
Cox, Autie McCallum and Caroline Lang-
ston.
On behalf of the Florida Association,
FFA, boxes of candy were presented to
Mrs. Cox, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. Lang-
ston, Mrs. Callahan, Mrs. Eugene Doss,
Mrs. Perry Sistrunk for their assistance
during the Convention.
H. E. Wood, State Adviser; A. R. Cox,
Executive Secretary, and Perry Sistrunk,
retiring member of the State Advisory
Committee were presented gifts as a token
of appreciation for their outstanding
guidance and leadership during the past
year.
The delegates recommended Lamar
Jenkins, Williams Chapter at Live Oak,
for regional Star Farmer awards.
Motion was seconded and passed to
refer the "Program of Work" Committee
Report to the new Executive Committee.
A motion was also made, seconded and
passed that the date of the 1961 Conven-


State Farmer Candiates Luncheon, sponsored by Loncala Phosphate Company, Mr.
E. H. Kellogg, Director of Research Institute, Ocala, host.

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Dr. Alexander Nunn, Editor of the Pro-
gressive Farmer, Birmingham, Ala., pre-
senting the State Public Speaking Award
to Victor Butler, Havana. Others in pic-
ture (left to right): James E. Gorman,
General Manager, Florida Retail Feder-
ation, Jacksonville; Paul Mabry, Turkey
Creek, 3rd place; not pictured is Gerald
Roberts, Palatka, 2nd place.

tion be left up to the incoming Executive
Committee.
The new State Sweetheart, Tillie
Smith, entertained with piano and vocal
selecions at this time.
The State President requested that the
delegation stand for a moment of silent
prayer in memory of our friends and
loved ones who have died since the 1959
Convention.
At this time, President Randy Kincaid
gave his Retiring Report, which was
unanimously approved.
The following parents were presented
to the delegates and guests by the State
Officers, after which President Kincaid
presented each father with the Honorary
State Farmer Degree and each mother
with a Certificate of Merit: Mr. and Mrs.
Allison Perry, Jr.; Mrs. Ethel McElroy;
Mrs. Violet Nelson; Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Boyle; Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Ward; and
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. McCallister.
Marvin Gibson, Tennessee FFA Vice-
President, gave a brief talk to the delega-
tion.
Victor Butler, State President for 1960-
61 was then introduced.
The new officers of the Florida Asso-
ciation, Future Farmers of America for
1960-61 were officially installed with the
appropriate Future Farmer Ceremony
and escorted to their respective stations
by the retiring officers. Retiring Presi-
dent Randy Kincaid turned the gavel
over to President Victor Butler, who then
assumed his duties as President. Presi-
dent Butler talked to the delegation brief-
ly and presented outgoing President Kin-
caid with a gavel, on which was engraved
the names of the 1959-60 Oficers.
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, presented
each of the retiring officers with a past
state officers pin and after a few an-
nouncements, the 34nd Annual Conven-
tion, Future Farmers of America, was de-
clared adjourned by President Butler.

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International Harvester Company of
Jacksonville has sponsored a luncheon
for the past several years, which is a de-
lightful climax to a very eventful week.
The 1959-60 and 1960-61 State Officers,
several Past State Presidents and special
guests, members of the supervisory staff
and guests attended this luncheon which
was held at the Princess Issena Hotel.
Grady M. Nation had charge of the
luncheon, assisted by Gordon Perkins.


Editorial
(Continued from page 3)
regardless of where produced was about
3 billion dollars last year.
Florida ships a large share of its fruits,
vegetables and other products out of the
state. So, same say that agriculture
should not ask credit for value added to
the state's farm commodities after they
leave the state. As a result, we have fig-
ured on agribusiness value within Florida.
By this we mean the value of our pro-
ducts as they cross the state line for that
part shipped out. For the remainder
sold in thq state, the retail value is fig-
ured.
On this basis, the agribusiness value,
within the state, of Florida produced farm
products was about 1-1/3 billion dollars
in 1959. This means that agribusiness is
about on a par with "tourism" or with
manufacturing as a generator of income
in Florida. We in agriculture want to
continually remind our city cousins and
our legislators of this fact.
Farm Value and Agribusiness Value


All Florida Crops, 1959
Millions of Dollars
*In
Crop Farm Florida
Citrus 348 500
Truck Crops 158 285
Livestock 197 325
Other 122 225
Total 825 1,335


**At
Retail
895
460
350
450
2,155


* This is the estimated agribusiness value
of Florida's crops either at the time they
cross the state line as they are shipped
out, or their retail value if sold in Florida.
** This is the approximate retail sales


H. E. Wood, State Adviser, Florida Asso-
ciation, FFA, presenting Louis E. Smith
and James A. Culligan, seniors at the
University of Florida with $100 J. F. Wil-
liams Memorial Scholarships.


Top photo: Mr. Harold W. Goforth, Ex-
ecutive Vice-President, Fidelity Federal
Savings and Loan Association, Ocala, re-
ceiving the Honorary State Farmer De-
gree from Randy Kincaid, State Presi-
dent, FFA e Bottom photo: Mr. T. J.
Wetherell, Manager, Sears, Roebuck &
Company, receiving the Honorary State
Farmer Degree from Randy Kincaid,
State President, FFA.

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Nat Mayo, Supervising Inspector, State Department of Agriculture, and the Ocala
Champion Poultry Judging Team; Jerry Arthur, Warren Payne, Richard Perry, and
Adviser M. C. Roche. Also pictured are Douglas Sipple, Hillsborough Chapter,
Tampa, Winner of the State Poultry Association Trophy and Sam Bush, Chairman,
Florida Egg Commission.-Bill Hodges Photo











Farm Safety Luncheon sponsored by Standard Oil Company of Kentucky for Chair-
men of the Chapter Farm Safety Committee and Advisers.
SEE THE February 1959 issue of Journal
of Florida Education Association for
FFA the story by J. J. Cox, Information
Specialist with the State Board of Con-
Members' servation "Sea Going High School Farm-
ers." These are members of the Crys-
tal River High School FFA Chapter.

Try a Shorthorn steer FJack Ford Quincy FFA Chapter, re-
GrBuy a Shorthorn heiferull ceived the Florida Dairy Asociation Ro-
tating Trophy for having the outstand-
contact ing FFA Exhibit at the Florida State
Florida Shorthorn Fair. With him are H. E. Wood, State
Florida Shorthorn Supervisor, Agricultural Education, Tal-
Breeder's Ass'n lahassee, and J. C. Huskisson, Manager
Mrs. H. L. Smith, Secretary of Florida State Fair Association, Tam-
300 Lake Elbert Drive pa.-Bill Hodges Photo


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1960-61 Officers
(Continued from page 12)
the sub-district contests; livestock shows;
farm judging; and livestock judging at
State Fair.
His other leadership activities includ-
ed being President of 4-H Club and
County Council, Vice-President of Sun-
day School and Training Union, and
Church Usher.
His improvement projects included
building fences, growing feed crops, beau-
tifying home, keeping farm records, re-
arranging fences, irrigating land, con-
structing farm buildings, and growing
home garden.

DAVID VORPAGEL
6th Vice-President
DAvID VORPAGEL, 18, a recent graduate
of the Orlando-Evans High School and
a member of the FFA Chapter, is Vice-
President representing District IV. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
Vorpagel.
This year, David's supervised farming
program consisted of 1/3 interest in 300
laying hens.
He has been President and Secretary
of his Chapter, has served as Chairman
of many committees, Parliamentary
Team, TV Programs; on Chapter Ban-


Photo at left: Vester Hammond, Turkey Creek, singing and playing guitar at the 32nd
FFA Convention. Center photo: Martha Brent, Belle Glade, participating in the
State FFA Sweetheart Contest. Photo at right: Marlin Register, Graceville, enter-
taining delegates at the 32nd Annual State FFA Convention.


quets, leadership school; sub-delegate to
the State Convention; a member of the
dairy judging and softball teams, and
tractor driving in Sub-District Contest.
He has also served as Vice-President
of his class, Chairman of Recreation in
Youth Organization of his Church, Treas-
urer and Publicity Chairman in his home
room at school, and a member of the


Senior Honor Society.
David's improvement projects consisted
of building fences, growing feed crops,
keeping farming records, beautifying the
home, growing home garden, installing
modern conveniences, draining land, in-
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POWER SHIFTING


MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!


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FORD SELECT-O-SPEED...shift to any speed on the go!
t SAVE time. No stopping to shift 5 SAVE tires and brakesby down- 8 SAVE in safety! Tractor won't
gears with Select-O-Speed ... select any shifting on downgrades without stop- move with selector lever in "park," en-
of the 10 forward or 2 reverse speeds ping, no need to slide tires by braking. gine running or not. Open gates with-
while on the move. Plow much more! Less tire slippage when pulling, too! out setting brakes or stopping engine
Only Ford has it! when you get off. Safest starting, too
SS AVE PTO equipment. Steady ... selector lever must be in "park"....
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-- 3fv3 fuel. Seiect--JSpeed can
always be operated at the most efficient,
fuel saving speed. Always in solid gear
drive, no fuel wasting slippage. More
engine power goes as ptli/,g power!
3 SAVE engine wear, avoid engine
over-loads and stalls. There's no need
to overtax Select-O-Speed tractor en-
gines. Simply select a lower gear,
without stopping.
4 SAVE tiring work.Tractorhydrau-
lic power does the shifting. Shift with
an easy twist of the wrist. No more
stopping your load to clutch and re-
shift countless times. You'll be less
tired, too!


speeds with the selector lever. And
Ford's PTO is completely independent
... you can even engage it or disengage
it on the go. It shifts by hydraulic power
with a handy T-handle on the dash.
7 SAVE more crop with Select-O-
Speed! Every single tractor operation
from seedbed to harvest can be done
at the proper speed at all times. Only
Ford Select-O-Speed lets you have com-
plete control of every speed, every gear
-always. You farm better with Ford!


9 SAVE trade-in value, too! Ford
Select-O-Speed tractors are built to
Ford's fine quality standards. Because
they're built to last-and do last.
10 SAVE now.. .On the market this
year... on the market last year... in
use on farms all around the country.
Owners report that Select-O-Speed is a
great saver and much more convenient
to use. You are invited to drive a
new Ford Select-O-Speed tractor...
see for yourself.


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