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FFA Membership by Chapters and Districts
Ponce de Leon
Alachua (Santa Fe) Senior
Alachua (Santa Fe) Junior
Green Cove Springs
Lake City (Columbia)
Live Oak (Suwannee)
Live Oak (Williams)
1.25 Crystal River
5.20 DeLand, Jr.
New Smyrna Beach
5.70 Orlando-Oak Ridge
4.10 St. Cloud
6.00 Sanford, Jr.
Summerfield (Lake Weir)
3.80 Bradenton (Southeast Sr.)
Bradenton (Southeast Jr.)
2.90 Bradenton (Walker Jr.)
2.70 Brandon (Mann)
2.70 Dade City
New Port Richey
Plant City, Jr.
5.70 Winter Haven
Homestead (South Dade)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
66 40 40 5.00
69 49 49 4.90
78 47 47 5.00
34 35 35
62 73 73 7.30
65 68 68 6.80
65 29 28 2.80
41 41 41 5.00
35 39 39 4.25
38 39 39 5.00
45 36 45 4:50
39 43 43 8.00
56 60 60 7.25
48 53 53 5.30
43 46 46 5.00
70 52 50
50 39 3.90
64 69 69 6.90
76 76 76 7.60
(Column 1) number enrolled in Vocational Agriculture, (Column 2) membership, (Column 3) National Future Farmer Magazine Subscriptions, and
(Column 4) donations to the J. F. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The Florida Future Farmer
By Way of Editorial Comment:
THE ECONOMY of Florida is said to stand on three legs: agriculture, industry, and
tourism. Florida bankers quite naturally are interested in the continued sound
growth of our economy.
For this reason bankers long have provided assistance and counsel to men and
women working in agriculture. Agri-financial Service, if you please, is an import-
ant part of the work and the responsibility of the banks in Florida.
Everyone is familiar with the term,
"Agribusiness," coined by Mr. John
Davis of the Harvard School of Business.
Agri-financial Service is that banking
service designed to meet the needs of the
The business of farming, as does every
business, requires a great deal of knowl-
edge, training, and experience. As this
business grows more competitive it re-
quires more practical business know-how
as well as scientific knowledge. Plan-
ning becomes more important to the man
in agriculture whether it be vegetable
farming, citrus or cattle.
No one stands still. He either moves
forward or backward. The agribusiness-
man who intends to grow must plan and
work for that growth.
He must plan for the most efficient use
of his land. He must know at all times
the condition of his livestock and equip-
ment. He must plan ahead for the re-
placement of worn out equipment and
the acquisition of needed additional
equipment. He must plan for additional
land at the right time for expansion. All
these things require capital and this def-
initely should be included in his plan-
An indispensable aid in any business-
man's planning is a set of accurate W. HOWARD FRANKLAND
records so he will know exactly what he
has accomplished and what he is capable cers who are familiar with the business
of doing. Florida Future Farmers re- of agriculture. Several banks, including
ceive training and experience in the keep- the First National Bank of Tampa, re-
ing of adequate records and in planning tain agriculture specialists who devote
for sound growth through the FFA pro- their full time to service to agriculture.
gram. The Florida Bankers Association, rep-
In practically all banks there are offi- (Continued on page 15)
The Cover THE 1960 GRAND CHAMPION-Tommy McPhillips, Plant
City FFA Chapter, smiled at the Florida State Fair as
his 862-pound steer was purchased by Howard Johnson Restaurants for $3.26 per
pound. the three buyers, officials of the Restaurant Chain are: (left to right), R. Con-
nors, Fred W. Scott and Harold K. Gotthelf.
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STATE OFFICERS, 1960-61 NATIONAL OFFICERS. 1960-61
President ................ Victor Butler, Havana President ...... Lyle Carpenter, Yuma, Colorado
1st Vice-President .. John McCarty Jr., Ft. Pierce 1st Vice-Pres. .. John Creer, Spanish Fork, Utah
2nd Vice-President .... Robert er Paxton 2nd Vice-Pres .. Teddy Ray Carruth, Tulia, Texas
3rd Vice-President ...... Dale Marler, akeland 3rd Vice-Pres. Jerome Donovan, Jr., Delaware, O.
4th Vice-President .. Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland 4th Vice-Pres. Nathan R. Cushman, Norwich, Conn
5th Vice-President .... Harrell Howell, Jennings Student Sec'y .... Ronald Cook, Marshall, Mich.
6th Vice-President ... David L. Vorpagel, Orlando Exec. Sec'y .... Wm. 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.
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Florida delegates, advisers, parents and friends are shown in picture above, taken at the 33rd Annual National FFA Convention,
Kansas City, Missouri.
More Than 180 Florida FFA Delegates Attend
The 33rd Annual National Convention at Kansas City
THE FLORIDA delegation to the 33rd Na-
tional F. F. A. Convention, held at Kan-
sas City, Missouri, October *11-14, 1960,
numbered more than 180. About 64
Chapters were represented with 28 Chap-
ter Advisers, 3 Principals, and several
parents and friends.
The official delegates representing
Florida were State President Victor But-
ler of the Havana Chapter, and State
Vice-President David Vorpagel of the
Orlando-Evans Chapter. Victor was a
member of the nominating committee
and David was a member of the Leader-
ship Training Committee.
Joe Roberts of the Bartow Chapter,
John Douthat of the Wildwood Chapter,
Lewis Ward of the Havana Chapter, and
Roy Lister of the Wewahitchka Chapter
were in the National Band.
The Bradenton Chapter received a
Gold Emblem rating and the Mulberry
and Quincy Chapters received Silver Em-
blem ratings in the National Chapter
MacArthur Burnsed of the Baker
Chapter at Macclenny, State winner in
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Forestry
Contest, appeared on the Kansas City
Traffic Club and the Kansas City Lions
Club programs, which were arranged by
R. N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent
of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Com-
pany, Richmond, Virginia. Then Mac-
Arthur and his Adviser, Alan Harvey,
went with the Forestry winners to St.
Louis, Cincinnati, New York and Rich-
mond, where they made several appear-
Bill Poston of the Quincy Chapter,
1958 Star State Farmer, carried the
Florida State Flag in the "Massing of
the State Flags" Ceremony during the
presentation of the Star Farmer Awards.
The Star American Farmer for 1960 was
Arden W. Uhlir, of Verdigre, Nebraska.
Victor Butler of the Havana Chapter,
and alternates John M. Cooper of the
Ft. Pierce Chapter, and John L. Goff of
the Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak, were
recipients of the Chilean Nitrate Lead-
ership Award, and attended the Con-
vention with their expenses paid by the
Chilean Nitrate Educational Bureau.
The Jennings Chapter, winner of the
Chapter Forestry Contest, sponsored by
the St. Regis Paper Company, was
awarded expenses, which were used for
some members and Fred DeVane, Chap-
ter Adviser, to attend.
John Williams, second State FFA Nav-
al Stores Forestry winner, with his Ad-
viser, Alan Harvey, Macclenny, attend-
ed the Convention with their expenses
paid by many Naval Stores Firms.
Dewey Fussell of the Auburndale
National FFA Week, Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, 1961
"New Leaders for a New Era" will be the general theme for National
FFA Week, February 18-25, 1961, as observed by the 157 Chapters and 8500
members in Florida. Kits of material will be available from the Future
Farmer Supply Service, Alexandria, Virginia, after the chapters receive
Victor Butler, Havana FFA Chapter, State President, will be presented
a Proclamation for Future Farmer Week by Governor Farris Bryant.
FFA members should plan what will be done in their community to ob-
serve Future Farmer Week.
The Florida Future Farmer
Chapter, the State Feeder Steer Award
Winner, attended the Convention, with
his expenses being paid by the Florida
Mr. and Mrs. John Folks, Supervisor
of Community and Rural Development,
Florida Power Corporation, St. Peters-
burg, attended, and Ted Pendarvis, Live-
stock Marketing Specialist, Florida State
Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville, also at-
tended, carrying with them three of the
State Vice-Presidents, one of the Ameri-
can Farmers, and several members.
Receiving the American Farmer De-
gree Award were: Amos Anderson
Beutke, Santa Fe Chapter, Alachua;
Perry Lamar Jenkins, Williams Chapter,
Live Oak; C. V. Jones, Jr., Trenton;
Michael John Kurish, Ft. Meade; Billy
Poston, Quincy; H. Wesley Smith, Hast-
ings; Billy Joe Williams, Graceville; In
Absentia: Darrel Hobbs, Paxton; and
Harold Bernard Stephens, Bushnell.
The DeFuniak Springs State Champ-
ion String Band played on a special FFA
Talent Show and on the regular National
Convention Program. The members of
the band were Eddie Davis, Herman
Davis, Larry Bowers, Leslie Miller, Vest-
er Hammond, and Bruce Alford. Adviser
is T. C. Campbell.
The State Champion Parliamentary
Procedure team from Palatka, composed
of Ernest Faulkner, Johnnie Cone, Gil-
bert Godfrey, Richard Rich, David En-
zor, Robert Nearing and John Eubanks,
advisor, presented a demonstration dur-
ing the Convention with the abilities be-
ing stated and questions asked by Victor
The Turkey Creek State Champion
Quartet sang on a special FFA Talent
Show and on the regular Convention
Program, and at the Kansas City Cham-
ber of Commerce and the Rotary Club.
Mr. E. L. Hinton, Adviser, accompan-
ied the members who were as follows:
Clavie Allen, Chuck McIntosh, Lynwood
Simmons, and Charles Creach.
The Vice-Presidents attending were
Robert Wilkerson, Paxton; Harrell How-
National FFA Officers for 1961 (Front row, L to R): Lyle Carpenter, President,
Ronald Cook, Student Secretary, John Creer, Vice-President. Back row, Vice Presi-
dents Jerome Donovan, Jr., Nathan R. Cushman, and Teddy Carruth.
ell, Jennings; and Luther Beauchamp,
Chiefland. They were alternate dele-
The Lake Weir Chapter, Summerfield,
built and put on an exhibit from the
State Association on bees and honey.
Charles Olive of the Malone Chapter,
the first recipient of the Flint River Mills
Award for having the outstanding ex-
hibit of swine at the North Florida Fair
in 1959, received expenses and attended
the National Convention with his Ad-
viser, J. W. Jordan.
Principals attending were John Mer-
cer, Ft. Meade; L. B. Lindsey, Santa Fe
at Alachua, and R. E. Childs, Graceville.
Other highlights of the Convention
(Continued on page 15)
(L to R): Mr. John C. (Jack) Denton, 1961 Chairman of the Sponsoring Committee
for the Future Farmers of America Foundation, Inc., Dr. W. T. Spanton, Director of
Agricultural Education Branch, Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, and Mr.
Russell DeYoung, 1960 Chairman.
for Winter, 1961
JOHN C. (JACK) DENTON of Kansas City,
President of the Spencer Chemical
Company, has been elected to serve dur-
ing 1961 as chairman of the Sponsoring
Committee for the Future Farmers of
America Foundation, Inc.
The FFA Foundation is the organiza-
tion which provides funds for award
programs to stimulate higher achieve-
ment among vocational agriculture stu-
dents throughout the nation. Some $180,-
000 is spent for this purpose each year.
Mr. Denton's principal responsibility as
chairman of the Sponsoring Committee
will be to contact potential fund donors
during the coming year.
He succeeds Russell DeYoung, Akron,
Ohio, President of the Goodyear Tire and
Currently, more than 300 business and
industrial companies, organizations, and
individuals make annual contributions to
support the FFA Foundation program.
Denton's election took place during a
dinner meeting of the donors, held in
conjunction with the 33rd annual na-
tional convention of Future Farmers of
America held in Kansas City. He was in-
troduced before the entire convention
body. Although Kansas City has been the
"home" of National FFA conventions
since the organization was formed in
1928, Denton is the first Kansas Citian to
be named to the important post of Foun-
dation Sponsoring Committee Chairman.
State Champion Meats Judging Team from Reddick with the Bronze Plaque won in
National Competition in Kansas City, Missouri. Left to right: Roland Thomas, How-
ard Pruitt, Alternate, Ed Leitner and Billy Butler. Adviser, Carl Rehwinkel.
State Fair Offers ManyAwards to FFA
THE FFA members and Chapters will be
showing their beef and dairy cattle in
the Florida State Fair at Tampa. The
Florida State Fair offers awards: Blue
$10.00, Red $7.50, White $5.00.
All dairy entries are expected to be in
the barn by midnight Monday, February
6, 1961, as judging will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 7. The Guernsey and
Jersey breeders in Florida will present
a special Trophy to the exhibitors of the
Champion male and female in their re-
spective breeds. The dairy cattle will be
released at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Febru-
ary 11th and must clear the fair grounds
not later than 8:00 a.m. Sunday, Febru-
Tuesday, February 7th, the Greater
Tampa Chamber of Commerce will be
host to all 4-H and FFA dairy exhibitors
in the Little Auditorium at noon.
Florida Dairy, Inc., is sponsoring a
Fitting Contest with awards of $15 dis-
tributed on a $5, $4, $3, $2, and $1 basis
to the top five (5) animals.
The Florida Dairy Products Associa-
tion, Inc. Rotating Trophy will be award-
ed to the Future Farmer member making
the best record in the Dairy Show at the
Florida State Fair.
During the second week, the beef cat-
tle will be on exhibit. The beef cattle
must not be brought to the State Fair
Grounds until after 2 p.m. on Sun-
day, February 12th, and must be in place
not later than midnight Sunday, Febru-
ary 12th. Award Plaques will be pre-
sented by the State Breeders' Associa-
tions as in the past to the FFA member
showing the Champion male and female
of the following breeds: Aberdeen-Angus,
Brahman, Hereford, and Shorthorns.
Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m. Febru-
These animals will be released after
8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18th and
must clear the fair grounds not later
than 8:00 a.m. Sunday, February 19th.
The Hillsborough County Cattlemen's
Association will present a trophy to the
outstanding FFA herdsman during Beef
The Florida Cattleman magazine will
present a trophy to the top FFA Show-
man during Beef Cattle Week.
Also, many Future Farmers are pre-
paring their fat cattle to show in the
fourth Florida State Fair Fat Cattle
Future Farmer members will be com-
peting for premiums and awards in the
Fat Stock Show and Gain-in-weight Con-
test sponsored by Florida Retail Feder-
The Florida Power Corporation pre-
sents a permanent trophy for the best
barrow exhibited by a 4-H or FFA mem-
ber, determined in carcass competition.
The Florida State Poultrymen's Asso-
ciation will award a trophy to the ex-
hibitor with the best exhibit in the FFA
Division, Youth Poultry Show. An FFA
Poultry Judging Contest will be held
with team awards of $75.00 in cash.
In the Youth Rabbit Show a rotating
trophy will be presented by the Depart-
ment of Agriculture of Florida.
The team with the highest combined
score in judging poultry and eggs will
represent Florida at the National Judg-
ing Contest in October, during the Na-
tional FFA Convention, through the
sponsorship of the State Department of
Six Forestry Winners
Have Successful Tour
In addition to speaking engagements
before civic organizations in the first
three cities, the six young Future Farm-
ers had an opportunity to tell the stories
of their accomplishments in forestry and
farming at a special luncheon in their
honor in New York City, sponsored by
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and at-
tended by top industrial representatives
in the fields of Paper, Chemicals and Oil.
Mr. John P. Derham, Jr., Vice President,
welcomed the guests.
The tour was concluded with an apear-
ance on the Dave Garroway Show, TO-
DAY, on Tuesday morning, October 18th,
in connection with "National Forest Pro-
ducts Week," which observance was pro-
claimed by President Dwight D. Eisen-
hower. The interview conducted by Dave
Garroway with the six young farm boys
was carried on a nationwide hookup.
The 1960 tour made by the six state
FFA forestry winners from the South-
east, according to Hoskins, was one of
the most successful in the sixteen year
history of the cooperative FFA forestry
MacArthur Burnsed of Macclenny, Florida's state FFA forestry winner in the Sea-
board Air Line Railroad Company's cooperative Future Farmers of America forestry
program for 1960, is shown presenting a fine country ham to Aloys P. Kaufmann,
former Mayor and President of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, who extended
an official welcome to the City. Looking on, 1. to r. are Jimmy Finley of Grove Hill,
Alabama, Sammy Abbott of Darlington, South Carolina, William Dalton of Wythe-
ville, Virginia. Tommy Kersey of Swainboro, Georgia and Butch Plyler of Wesley
Chapel, North Carolina, State FFA winners in their respective states, Alan Harvey,
Vocational Agriculture Instructor, of Macclenny, Florida and 0. W. Hall, Seaboard's
Assistant Freight Traffic Manager, of Richmond, Virginia. Robert N. Hoskins, Sea-
board's General Forestry Agent-present but not shown-conducted the tour which
included Kansas City, St. Louis, Cincinnati and New York City. Similar welcomes
were extended by Mayor Donald D. Clancy of Cincinnati and Mayor Robert F. Wag-
ner of New York City.
The Florida Future Farmer
Winners of The National
THE HIALEAH FFA Dairy Judging Team,
composed of Lee Watson, Mike Whalen,
Richard Byrd, and Jack Roberts as al-
ternate, with their Adviser B. G. Cromer,
represented Florida at the National
Dairy Judging Congress at Waterloo,
Iowa, October 3, and 4, sponsored by the
Tribune Company, WFLA-WFLA-TV,
In "Dairy Cattle," the team won a
Silver Plaque. Individual placings: Rich-
ard Byrd, Gold Emblem; Jack Roberts,
Bronze Emblem; Mike Whalen received
Honorable Mention Certificate.
The Reddick FFA Meats Identifica-
tion Judging Team, composed of Roland
Thomas, Howard Pruitt, and Billy But-
ler, with Ed Leitner, as alternate, with
their Adviser, Carl H. Rehwinkel, re-
ceived a Bronze Emblem, with Ronald
Thomas receiving a Silver Emblem;
Howard Pruitt receiving a Bronze Em-
blem, and Billy Butler an Honorable
Mention Certificate in individual plac-
The Bunnell Livestock Judging Team,
composed of Thomas Minchew, Brice
Hosford, Quentin Emery and Howard
Emery, and with their Adviser, James E.
Ward, represented Florida in the Nation-
al Judging Contest in Kansas City, Mis-
souri. In "Livestock Judging," the team
and members received Participation Cer-
tificates, with Quentin Emery receiving
a Bronze Emblem, and Thomas Min-
chew and Brice Hosford receiving Partic-
(Continued on page 14)
Larry Ford, Malone FFA Chapter mem-
ber, is shown holding the Flint River
Mills Trophy which he won as exhibitor
of the Youth Champion Barrow at the
North Florida Fair in Tallahassee.
Shown with Larry is Charles Barnes
(left), of the Tallahassee Federal Sav-
ings and Loan Association, who purchased
the barrow for $.50 per pound, and Lloyd
Rhoden, Manager of the Fair.
for Winter, 1961 7
Mr. Harry Johnson, Forester, presenting the annual State St. Regis Chapter Forestry
award of $250 to Lamar Hill, President of the Jennings FFA Chapter, and J. W.
DeVane, Chapter Adviser. Others pictured, L to R: Ed Raikes, Adviser, Ft. Pierce
Chapter, fifth place, $50 award; Darwin Bennett, Adviser, and Victor Anderson, De-
Land Chapter, second place, $100 award; Johnson, Hill, DeVane, Bobby Hasson,
President, Herschell Terrell, Adviser, Brooksville Chapter, third place, $75 award; and
Omar Ergle, Chapter Adviser, Bunnell Chapter, fourth place, $50 award.
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Above are shown a portion of the thousands of young FFA and FHA members who attended FFA Day at the 1960 Florida State Fair in Tampa where they saw several outstanding men receive the Honorary State Farmer Degree.
FINAL PLANS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR ANNUAL FFA DAY PROGRAM.
FEBRUARY 11, 1961, AT THE FLORIDA STATE FAIR IN TAMPA
The Florida Ford Tractor presented by T. E. Hancock, Ass't Sales Manager, Florida
Ford Tractor Company, Jacksonville, to the members of the Sumter FFA Chap-
ter at Bushnell, State Winner of the Mechanizing Florida Agriculture Award at the
FFA Day Program, 1960 Florida State Fair. (Left to Right): John Wallace, School
Board Member; Herbert Simmons, County Superintendent; Howard Grayson, Ass't.
Principal; Earnest Smith, School Board Member; E. C. Dobson, Chapter Treasurer;
John L. Stephens, Chapter Adviser; Roy Caruthers, School Board Member; Bernard
Sparkman, Chapter Vice-President; Ronnie Gentry (rear), Chapter Reporter; Carvin
Brown, Chapter President; and Eddie McKee, Chapter Sentinel. -Bill Hodges Photo
UPON ENTERING the State Fair Grounds,
everyone will go directly to the Grand-
stand for registration and the special
FFA Day Program. As soon as the pro-
gram is over, everyone will clear the
Grandstand except members of the
Group leaders will be labeled and sta-
tioned at intervals in front of the Grand-
stand, and members of the Dairy Judging
Teams will be told when to move out to
their respective groups, which will go di-
rectly to the Mayo Livestock Pavilion.
Then group leaders for other livestock
judging contests (beef cattle, and hogs)
will be stationed in front of the Grand-
stand and members of the Judging Teams
will be told when to move out to their
General information for Judging
Teams: for each Chapter, three boys will
compose a team in livestock judging.
Substitutions are permissable for live-
stock (beef cattle and hogs), but the
same boy that judges beef cattle will have
to judge hogs. There will be no substi-
tutions in any of the contests after judg-
ing begins. The substitute must report to
the group leader and turri in his mem-
bership card until the contest ends.
Each group will be given a total of ten
minutes for general inspection and of-
ficial placing of each of the four entries
in ach class. Explicit instructions will be
given group leaders in Tampa before the
judging begins. These instructions will be
followed by all contestants.
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, addressing Future
Farmers and guests during FFA Day
ceremonies at the Florida State Fair.
8 The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1961 9
S. if O/fnn/ / it all!
Come for fun! Come for thrills! See all of this Great Show
Window of The Sunshine State. See elaborate displays of fresh
fruits, vegetables and ornamentals. See livestock shows and sales;
swine, poultry, rabbit and honey shows plus special 4-H and
FFA youth events. See International Orchid Show, Hibiscus
Show, Women's Exhibits and the 15th Annual Florida Electrical
Thrill to action-packed auto races! Have fun on the big, gay
Royal American Shows midway See it often! See it all!
SPECIAL YOUTH EVENTS
Feb. 7- 9:00 a.m.-Youth Dairy Cattle
10:00 a.m.-Youth Egg judging
Feb. 8-10:00 a.m.-Poultry judging -
Feb. 9-10:00 am.-Youth Rabbit judg-
Feb. 10- 7:00p.m.-FFA Poultry Team
Feb. 11- 9:00 a.m.-FFA Team judging-
Dairy, Beef & Swine
9:30 a.m.-Youth Beef Cattle
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F.F.A. DAY PROGRAM-FLORIDA STATE FAIR, TAMPA-FEBRUARY 11, 1961
General Program Chairman-H. E. Wood, State Supervisor of Agricultural Education
Master of Ceremonies-Victor Butler, State President of Florida Association, FF.A.
8:00 a.m.-Admission to State Fair Grounds & 9:35-9:50 a.m.-Awarding Ribbons to Grand Champ-
Assemble in Grandstand ion winners in FFA Livestock Show--
8:00-8:45 a.m.-Registration Honorable Doyle Conner, Conunis-'
8:45 a.m.-Organizing Dairy Cattle Judging sioner of Agriculture, State of Florida.
Teams Presentation "Mechanizing Florida'
8:45-9:00 a.m.-State Champion-DeFuniak Springs Agriculture Awards" by G. H. W.
FFA String Band Schmidt, Vice-President, Florida Ford
9:00-9:05 a.m.-Invocation and Salute to the Flag Tractor Company, Jacksonville
9:05-9:10 a.m.-Welcome Address-Carl D. Brorein, 9:50-9:55 a.m.-State Champion Harmonica player,
President of Florida State Fair Asso- Larry Bowers, DeFuniak Springs
ciation 9:55-10:05 a.m.-State Champion Quartet, Turkey
9:10-9:15 a.m.-Introduction of Guests, H. E. Wood, Creek
State Adviser, F.F.A. 10:05-10:15 a.m.-State FFA Sweetheart-Miss Tillie
9:15-9:20 a.m.-Greetings-Honorable Thomas D. Smith, Quincy
Bailey, State Superintendent of Pub- 10:15-10:30 a.m.-Organizing Livestock Judging Teams
lic Instruction (Beef nd Swin)
9:20-9:25 a.m.-Remarks by Cabinet Officials ee an wine)
9:25-9:35 a.m.-Presentation of Honorary State Farm- 10:30-12:00 a.m.-Judging Contests
er Degree by State officers of Florida 1:00- 6:00 p.m.-Attending Auto Races-visiting Ag-
Association, FFA ricultural and Commercial Exhibits
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Starring Bob Barker and featuring
other great entertainment acts!
Above engraving was made from the
cover of the National Future Farmer
Magazine, painted by Eric N. Erickson
and featuring Pete Clemons.
Rated Top in U.S.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The article below which
appeared in the Florida Times Union
on November 27th concerns a former
Future Farmer of the Lake Placid Chap-
ter, who was pictured on the Spring Cov-
er (1953) of the National Future Farmer
Magazine, the third issue of the maga-
FOR ABOUT 140 minutes actual work in
a year a man can earn $15,000 to $20,-
000 if he doesn't mind riding a wild buck-
ing horse whose only desire is to send
him into orbit.
And if he's lucky, like Pete Clemons
of Okeechobee, Florida, considered the
top-rated rodeo contestant in the coun-
try, he may suffer no damage other than
having his heart in his throat and his
stomach in his boots.
Clemons, 33, who has been busting
broncos since he was 15, has never suf-
fered a broken bone. He appeared in the
61st International Livestock Exposition
in Chicago, where his top rating by the
Interstate Rodeo Association was at stake.
A bronco buster has to remain on a
bareback mount for eight seconds and a
saddled horse for 10 seconds to qualify
for points. The rider is judged on a
point scale from 1 to 20 and his horse
from 65 to 85 according to the mount's
activity and the rider's ability to stick
Luck is important, Clemons said. "You
have to have luck to draw the wildest
horse. Then you have to be lucky to keep
from being bucked."
The eight to 10 seconds a rider spends
on a horse sometimes seems a short eter-
nity like being held under water, the
short, rugged cowboy said. "If the horse
is just about to buck you off it seems
like the judges won't blow the whistle
because they have gone to sleep or walk-
Clemons, who has been hurt more
often working around his father's ranch
than in rodeo competition, said that a
beginning bronco buster usually doesn't
have time to think of anything while
on a horse because he has enough trouble
keeping his eyeballs from being jogged
out of their sockets. Later he learns to
judge the horse's motions, the way it
will turn, and how to spur it to buck
The wild horses used in rodeos are the
royalty of the horse world because they
work only the amount of time necessary
to pitch the rider or until the 8 or 10
second time limit is reached, he said. Af-
ter the time limit, a rider earns no more
points for sticking on and in fact may
be courting suicide, he added.
Clemons graduated from the Universi-
ty of Florida with a degree in animal
Most persons think of a rodeo as a
show but it is a highly competitive occu-
pation, he said. The contestants usually
depend on the prize money they win to
pay expenses. Clemons averages $15,000
to $20,000 a year from about 40 rodeos.
Clemons said it was natural for him to
become a bronco buster because his fath-
er, Oscar, began sponsoring rodeos in
Florida 20 years ago. His father owns a
10,000 acre ranch with 2,000 cattle near
THE SUNSHINE City Kiwanis Club of St.
Petersburg presented a new Chevrolet
pickup truck to the FFA Chapter of the
Parkland School in Pinellas County. The
truck was given by the Kiwanis Club of
Pinellas Park, which was chartered on
June 21, 1960. It will be used in connec-
tion with the chapter nursery in plant
propagation, under the direction of Wil-
liam C. Prinz.
The Pinellas Park Kiwanis Club has
agreed to buy, at regular wholesale
prices all of the ornamental horticulture
plants produced by the school.
The keys for the truck were delivered
to School Superintendent Floyd Chris-
tian by Adouard C. Craig, who also do-
nated 10 acres upon which the school
Farm Shop Skills Taught
In Vo-Ag Farm Shop
TRENTON HIGH School Vocational Agri-
culture students have been learning to
weld, operating both the electric and
acetylene welders. Many farm shop
skills have been learned. The Gilchrist
County School Board purchased used oil
drums and scrap metal from the Army
Surplus, State Improvement Commis-
sion, at a nominal price.
Each student was required to complete
a farm shop project. Many chose an ani-
mal science project such as the building
of feed troughs for fat steers, breeding
cattle and swine.
Students and completed Farm Shop Projects shown from Left to Right are: (in
foreground) A. J. Davis, Dale and Larry Langford. Second row: Earl Mathis, Herbert
Langford, Thomas Mikell and Alva J. Watson. Last row: Herbert Brown, Jr., Larry
Studstill, Paul Bryant, Mr. Herbert Brown, Vocational Agriculture Teacher, Mr.
Roy Derryberry, Principal of Trenton High School, Reece Powell and Charles Watson.
The Florida Future Farmer
RICHARD KELLY, former Inverness FFA
Chapter member and past State Secre-
tary in 1955-56, received many honors
during his college career. Richard is
married to the former Nell Thomas of
Inverness. He recently started teaching
Vocational Agriculture at the Santa Fe
High School in Alachua.
In the fall of 1957, Richard joined
Alpha Gamma Rho social fraternity.
That spring he was selected for member-
ship in Alpha Tau Alpha, honorary fra-
ternity. He then was elected to repre-
sent the College of Agriculture in the stu-
dent body Executive Council. Other ac-
tivities included Circulation and Busi-
ness Manager of The Florida College
At the end of his junior year, Richard
was awarded the Danforth Summer Fel-
lowship Award presented annually to the
outstanding junior in the College of Agri-
In 1958-59, he was elected as President
of the Student Agricultural Council. His
duties as President included general
chairman of the Freshman Bar-B-Q, Tur-
key Shoot, and the 1959 Ag Fair. He also
filled the presidencies of Collegiate Chap-
ter FFA and Alpha Tau Alpha during
the same period.
Last semester, Richard served as Pro-
motion Manager of the Florida College
Farmer, ex-officio member of the Ag
Council and publicity chairman for the
1960 Ag Fair. He served as a speaker
trainer for the 1960 Florida Blue Key
Pasture Essay Winners
WINNERS IN the Chapter Essay Contest,
sponsored by the Florida Dairy Pro-
ducts Association, Inc., were Henry Raat-
tama, Jr., Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua,
$25; Charles Waller, Bartow Chapter,
$15; and George Harley O'Cain, Mul-
Congressman D. R. "Billy" Mathews,
guest speaker for the second week's ban-
quet at Forestry Camp, stresses the need
for young men to accept responsibilities
as well as their rights and privileges.
for Winter, 1961 11
1960 Annual Electrification Awards presented at the Vocational Agricultural Teachers
Conference in Daytona Beach. (L to R): Jack Haltiwanger, Teacher of Vocational
Agriculture, Lake City, Area II; John Folks, Supervisor of Community and Rural
Development, Florida Power Corporation, St. Petersburg; Robert S. McMillan,
Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Jasper, Area I; Eugene Doss, Teacher of Vocational
Agriculture, Mulberry, Area III; John Potter, Agricultural Engineer, Gulf Power
Company, DeFuniak Springs; and Don Adams, Director of Agricultural Development,
Florida Power and Light Company, Palatka. Not present, J. C. Carroll, Service
Representative, Tampa Electric Company, Tampa.
Jackson Grain Company]
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Sawlogs harvested (board feet) ................ 364,418
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Farm Boys in
You WILL never convince the people of
Avon Park, Florida and the surrounding
territory that bankers are heartless. And
specifically, you will never convince 14-
year-old Sammy Oates that a bank is
not a boy's best friend.
Sammy had borrowed the money to
purchase a steer to be entered in the up-
coming County Fair. The money was
borrowed from the Avon Citrus Bank-a
Sottile Group Bank. His Dad co-signed
the note. They expected the steer would
not only take prizes but could be sold
at a decent price at the Highlands County
Fair, then a month and one-half away.
A pen and shed were built by Sammy
and his father. Hour upon hour was de-
voted to pampering and primping the
steer for the coming Fair. Both of them
were proud, very proud, of the job they
had done so far, and knew unquestion-
ably Sammy could command a pretty
good price for a profit on the animal.
Yet, as luck would have it, the steer was
the animal, Don Quixote of Highlands
County. But. instead of tilting at wind-
mills, it decided to take on a fast freight.
Of course, like Don Quixote, it lost the de-
cision, for it appears that at about 11:30
p.m., on December 10, the steer wound up
as premature hamburger on the railroad
track, some 3 miles from where it began
The Avon Citrus Bank, hearing of this
tragedy, decided to do something about
it. Recognizing they had a potential
major stockman in the making, they felt
his first endeavor should not be permit-
ted to fail.
Mr. Wm. J. Briscoe, President of the
Bank, asked Mr. Roscoe Bass, a promin-
ent stockman of the area and Director of
the Bank, to attend the sale and select
a steer for Sammy Gates. The purpose
was to put Sammy back on his feet finan-
It is the general practice on the part of
industry and banks in the Highlands
County area to purchase animals for re-
donation to the 4-H and Future Farmers
of America of this area. This time, how-
ever, the donation of the Black Angus
steer was made directly to Sammy Oates
to put him back in business and safeguard
the Bank's loan-proof that a bank will
go to almost any length to safeguard its
Phone calls, telegrams and many, many
letters came flooding into the Bank com-
plimenting them on their action, attest-
ing to the warm spot this community has
in its heart for the Avon Citrus Bank.
We repeat. Nobody, but nobody-par-
ticularly Sammy Oates-feels banks are
unfeeling, hard-hearted characters.
The Florida Future Farmer
F. F. A. Friend Ship
To the Holy Land
THE FLORIDA Associations of Future
Farmers of America, and the Future
Homemakers of America are sponsoring
a Friend Ship to the Holy Land, this
spring and summer. Cattle, farming
equipment and supplies such as seeds,
medicine and other items are to be loaded
tentatively July 15th, in Tampa.
The two Associations are working with
Dr. Walter O. Parr, Executive Director
of World Friendships, Inc., of Paducah,
Kentucky. Since the end of the Korean
War he has collected and sent nine ship-
loads of supplies to needy people.
Dr. Parr met with the Vocational Agri-
culture Teachers in January from Dis-
tricts III, V, and VI and explained the
program. He will be in Tampa at the
Florida State Fair during FFA Day and
will be glad to answer any questions.
Although the Future Farmers and Fu-
ture Homemakers are sponsors of the
project and will help as much as possible,
it is not their sole responsibility to collect
the money and supplies for the Florida
Friend Ship to the Holy Land. It is Dr.
Parr's plan for all the people of Florida
to be given the opportunity to cooperate.
This past summer, Dr. Parr visited
Jordan, investigated the need for assist-
ance, set up a committee to screen the
needs of individuals and groups.
Plans are being made to set up at least
one committee in each county, with the
Vo-Ag. Teachers and Future Homemak-
ers as advisers to the committee. This
committee will receive and review a list
of needed supplies and volunteer to ob-
tain whatever can be secured.
The County Committee, consisting of
lay leaders for the different organizations
will then solicit donations of materials
and supplies. After all equipment and
supplies are gathered in the County,
there will be a dedication ceremony, after
which they will be moved to a district
site, packed for shipment, with another
dedication ceremony, and then moved to
the port. Each County will also be asked
to provide a minimum of $400 cash.
As the items are moved from the Dis-
trict to the Port of Embarkation, State
FFA leaders will select six Future Farm-
ers and one Vocational Ag. Teacher to
accompany the ship to Jordan, to care
for the livestock enroute and to present
and distribute the goods.
It is planned to select one Future
Farmer from each District to go on the
ship, and at least one F.H.A. girl will be
selected to go on a chartered plane. Al-
so, any county raising $1250 will have
the opportunity to send a boy or girl on
the special chartered plane, to be there
when the ship arrives. They will have the
chance to visit in Rome and Athens.
Anyone interested in donating or par-
ticipating in the program should contact
the Vocational Agriculture Teacher or
Future Homemaker Chapter Adviser in
their community or County.
Dr. Parr lists benefits of the program
as: Fighting communism, furthering de-
mocracy, Christianity and goodwill.
for Winter, 1961 13
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Attending the Leadership Training Camp in August in Shelby, Michigan were Luther
Beauchamp, Chiefland, and David Varpagel and his advisor, H. A. Henley of the
Orlando Evans FFA Chapter.
O N our 75th Anniversary, we extend
our sincere thanks to the three generations
of customers whose patronage and
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Camp Miniwanca-is an experience that
one enjoys only a few times in his life.
This camp has as its Motto the devel-
opment of a person in four areas: Mental,
Physical, Social, and Religion. Really
these four things were stressed in the full-
est at camp. Mental by attending 5 hours
of leadership classes each day and keep-
ing notes on all of them. Physical by get-
ting up in the morning at 6:00 a.m. and
taking a dip in Lake Michigan; was it
cold for us Florida Boys, 46 degrees out-
side and a good 40 degrees in the lake.
Social by getting together on Lake shore
for some eat outs and singing and play-
in the Council Halls. Religious by attend-
ing silent periods in the morning for 15
minutes and always starting things with
Prayer. Having Church on Sunday and
living the Christian life while at camp.
David and I sure would like to thank
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert A. Henley for driv-
ing us to camp and Mr. H. E. Wood, the
State Supervisor.-Luther Beauchamp.
1960 Champion Broiler
ROBERT HORNE, fifteen year old Jennings
Future Farmer, is Florida's champion
broiler producer for 1960. He will repre-
sent Florida in the Regional Contest,
sponsored by the Southeastern Poultry
and Egg Association. Robert and his Vo-
cational Agriculture Teacher, J. Fred
DeVane, attended Southeastern's Annual
Convention held in Atlanta, January
23-25, and co-sponsored by the Associa-
tion and Marbut Milling Company, Au-
Young Horne is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Horne of Jennings. Poultry
has been one of his cash enterprises,
growing more than 27,600 broilers. He
operates on shares with his father.
Other enterprises in Robert's Super-
vised Farming Program include 3 head of
hogs for meat, along with a number of
improvement projects and supplementary
farm jobs. He is a member of the Jen-
nings Chapter; has been Chairman of the
Earnigs and Savings Committee is
Chairman of the Cooperative Activities,
was an alternate delegate to the State
Convention and a member of the Judg-
ing Team at the Florida State Fair.
National Judging Contest
(Continued from page 7)
ipation Certificates. In Livestock Show-
manship, Howard received a Silver Em-
The Ocala FFA Poultry Judging Team,
composed of Warren Payne, Richard Per-
ry, Jerry Arthur, and alternate Pat Har-
rison, with their Adviser, M. C. Roche,
received Participation Certificates, with
Richard receiving a Bronze Emblem,
Jerry an Honorable Mention Certificate,
and Warren a Participation Certificate.
14 The Florida Future Farmer
(Continued from page 3)
resenting the commercial banks of Flor-
ida, provides annually college scholar-
ships for outstanding members of farm
youth organizations to help them further
their formal study of agriculture.
Recognition is given for outstanding
achievement in the form of Star Chapter
Farmer Certificates presented by the
F. B. A. More tangible evidence of bank-
ing's interest in farm youth is shown by
participation in livestock shows and sales,
and the actual purchases made by the
First National's agricultural represen-
tative, in cooperation with county agents
and vocational agriculture teachers, en-
deavors to bring to farm youth non-aca-
demic counsel. Assistance given in pro-
ject work and in the arranging of loans is
done in such a way as to permit the
young farmer the maximum in training
and experience in doing business with the
Throughout all the activities in which
First National participates, emphasis is
placed on helping the agribusinessman
help himself to grow. This is real Agri-
(Continued from page 5)
Some of the Florida delegation attend-
ed the official Delegates Luncheon on
Tuesday; the Swift and Company Break-
fast honoring the American Farmers;
Sears Luncheon honoring the Founda-
tion winners; the Ford Motor Company
Dinner honoring the Vocational Agricul-
tural Teachers on Tuesday; Butler
Breakfast honoring the American Farm-
ers; State Star Farmers, and Founda-
tion winners; Farm Electrification win-
ners were guests of the Inter-Industry
Farm Electric Utilization Council; Gen-
eral Motors Breakfast in honor of the
delegates and Foundation winners; the
Judging Teams from Bunnell, Reddick
and Ocala were the guests of the Ameri-
can Royal Association for Breakfast Sat-
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Mr. Raymond C. Firestone, left, presi-
dent of the Firestone Tire and Rubber
Company with Jim Thomas, right, na-
tional president of the Future Farmers
of America. Mr. Firestone, a donor to
the farm youth organization, was pre-
sented a plaque of appreciation on be-
half of his company, for 15 years of faith-
ful support of the FFA's program of in-
centive awards. Young Thomas, of Pat-
terson, Ga., and a junior at the Univer-
sity of Georgia, made the presentation
during the FFA's 33rd national conven-
tion at Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Firestone,
along with 8 others, originated the foun-
dation-now numbering more than 300
-which has budgeted more than $180,-
000 for the FFA award program.
Honorary State Farmer of Florida re-
ceiving the plaque was H. E. Nickloy,
Advertising Manager of the Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company, Crawfordsville,
Florida Winners Attend
Jr. Vegetable Growers Meet
FLORIDA FRUIT and Vegetable Associa-
tion FFA winners participated in the
26th Annual Convention of the National
Junior Vegetable Growers Association in
Colorado Springs, Colorado, December
5-8. The Winter Haven team composed
of Bill Cabble and David Brengle, and
Adviser L .Warren Harrell, placed 9th
in the Demonstration Contest in the Pro-
duction Demonstration; and the Hast-
ings team composed of Cecil Turlington,
Charles Parker and Melvin Lands, and
Adviser J. C. Dennis, winners in the
State Judging, Grading and Identifica-
tion Contest, participated.
The State Winner of the FFA Divis-
ion of the Production and Marketing
Contest (Fresh Market Section), John
M. Hester of the Pinecrest Chapter ac-
companied the others in attending the
Convention. He was sponsored by the
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association.
Besides participating in the National
events, they were taken on a tour of
Colorado Springs and the Air Force
At the Convention, David was elected
National Secretary of the N.J.V.G.A. for
THE MARK OF A