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"CUR SUMMER, 1961
&GLUR1-
Report of
State Convention
In Daytona
Beach








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171 Receive State Farmer Degree

171 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 $427,879.89. 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 Fed-
eration of Production Credit Associations. The three area winners received $75 (**) (** *) from the Florida Power Cor-
poration, as Leadership Awards. The three District winners (*) also received $50.00 each and transportation to the
National Convention next October from the State Department of Agriculture. Also, the Star State Farmer (***) re-
ceived $200 from the Future Farmers of America Foundation, and a Trophy from Florida Publishing Company.


Name

Howard James Kent
Wilton Adams
James P. Balkcom
Freeman Cook
Clayton Ray Jenkins
Steve Ronald Baker
Thomas R. Carter
Jerry Franklin Floyd
Ernest B. Jernigan
Clifford Harold Jones
William Frank Nowling
Hayward Prescott
Wilmer Alford Whitfield
William Otis Fears
'David Gordon Shepard
David Sullivan
George S. Pace
Sidney Mike Johnson
Freddie Paul McIntosh
Joe Mac Smith
George T. Baragona
Charles Edward Brock
Alchus Lee
Kenneth Levon Blanton
Bobby Gibson
Alton DeWavne


Chapter
DISTRICT I
Chipley
Graceville
Graceville
Graceville
Graceville
Jay
Jay
Jay
Jay
Jay
Jay
Jay
Jay
Marianna
Marianna
Marianna
Milton
Poplar Springs
Poplar Springs
Poplar Springs
Vernon
Vernon
Vernon
Walnut Hill
Walnut Hill


Hollingsworth Walnut Hill 17
William Lamar O'Farrell Walnut Hill 17
Elmer Lamar Smith Walnut Hill 17
TOTAL
DISTRICT II
Fred Julian Tyre Altha 17
Grady Wayne Shelton Blountstown 17
John Daniel Crawfordville 18
Gary B rant Greensboro 17
Durwood Suber Greensboro 17
Frank Morgan, Jr. Greenville 17
Adrian Durden Havana 17
Bobby Hurst Havana 18
Lewis A. Ward Havana 17
Lamar Moore Jasper 17
Wallace Donald Smith Jennings 17
Buchanan Ezra Folsom Mayo (Lafayette) 17
Kelly Koon Mayo (Lafayette) 17
Owen C. McCall Mayo (Lafayette) 17
Tim Keeth Murray Mayo (Lafayette) 17
Herbert Edward Perry Mayo (Lafayette) 18
George D. Connell Monticello 17
William Daniel Blake Quincy 17
'Don Nicholson Quincy 18
Walt Dickson Sopchoppy 17
Ernest Wyrick Tallahassee (Leon) 17
Robert Leon Erixton White Springs 17
Damon Morgan White Springs 17
William Durwood Morgan White Springs 17
TOTAL
DISTRICT III
James Eugene Alligood Alachua (Santa Fe) 17
Ronald Carlisle Alachua (Santa Fe) 18
David Carroll Lindsey Alachua (Santa Fe) 17
David McFarland Alachua (Santa Fe) 18
Morgan Outlaw Alachua (Santa Fe) 17
Henry H. Raattama, Jr. Alachua (Santa Fe) 18
Brainard Eugene Richardson Alachua (Santa Fe) 17
Barney Joseph Stephens Alachua (Santa Fe) 17
Marvin N. Smith, Jr. Baldwin 17
Hayward Philman Bell 17
Leonard Alien Branford 17
Rodney Boone Branford 17
A. W. Gaylord, Jr. Branford 18
Bennie Edward Hill Branford 18
Colin Slocum Branford 18
Robert David Stephens Branford 17
Kenneth Ulysses Corbin Bronson 17
Charles Arnold Beck Chiefland 17
Dewey V. Glenn Ft. White 17
William Finley Brown Lake Butler 17
Clifford F. Dance Lake Butler 17
Inman Blair Harrison Lake Butler 16
Roy Edward Messer Lake City (Columbia) 17
Johnnie Gaskins Macclenny 18
(Baker County)
Paschal Carr Melrose 20


Winslow B. Fredriksson,
Jr. Melrose 17
James A. Lilly Melrose 18
Bernard Howell Dalton Newberry 18
Samuel Getzen Martin Newberry 19
Alien Bradford Crews Starke (Bradford) 18
Winston Wayne Parrish Starke 17
William E. Starling Starke 17
Percy Everett Sullivan, Jr. Starke 18
*Herbert E. Brown, Jr. Trenton 18
TOTAL


(B)

$ 546.51
555.62
820.94
1,178.18
1,032.46
1,131.27
652.31
2,952.50
1,144.50
1,485.12
2,202.00
4,961.45
759.15
7,118.16
8,619.35
7,830.11
1,860.65
1,066.27
1,529.99
1,587.31
1,231.44
1,246.24
771.16
1,194.02
1,522.80
1,270.18
1,642.47
3,126.45
$61,038.61

$ 1,580.63
669.16
1,222.02
1,737.25
1,481.65
2,368.78
1,503.15
1,657.14
2,016.46
3,377.82
2,344.76
2,877.51
1,754.00
4,272.94
3,202.70
1,146.95
500.80
1,502.99
9,756.39
650.15
1,334.53
1,864.79
2,102.40
3,304.16
$54,229.13

$ 2,917.93
1,379.93
2,744.37
2,872.65
749.55
9,469.05
2,145.48
2,813.36
1,208.18
1,491.13
1,207.59
3,143.69
1,878.61
3,459.87
1,493.55
3,062.76
1,228.13
1,176.50
1,420.29
915.72
2,055.69
2,264.50
1,447.40
1,045.76
3,035.55
585.97
13,510.44
4,820.95
1,113.60
1,917.95
832.07
1,674.85
1,735.59
9,524.90
$92,343.56


Name

Russell Long
John Calvin Grossenbacher
John Talton
Norman Story
Roy Daniel Story
Robert Marvin Strickland
**Horace V. Allen, Jr.
Winston R. Perryman
Ernest Charles Woods
James Edward McLellan, Jr.
Doyle Clarence Lee
Bernie Scott Merritt
Franklin Jay Stewart
David L. White
Arthur Spence
James Arthur
Robert Logan Fischer
Donald West Hovey
Philip Wayne Howard
Morris Ramirez, Jr.
Samuel Newell Pearce
Joe Franklin Walker
John Marvin Douthat


Albert Stanley Bennett
George O. Radford, Jr.
Joseph Calvin Roberts
Charles Douglas Waller
Aaron Harrison Chaney
William Ray Durrance
Alton Gill
David George Rose
Otis Wayne Stokes
Oliver K. Alexander
Bobby Hassan
Edwin Lamar Barefoot
William Lewis Durrance
Paul Stephen Sullivan
Roy Allred
Leroy Bryan
Charles R. Jenkins
Tommy Thompson
Robert Scott Young
Tom Cunningham
James Ira Fink
Bernard Jeffries
Robert L. Reynolds
John Boyd Sargeant
Glenn Barney Fewox
George Harley O'Cain
John Robinson
*Hubert Larry Walker
Charles Carlton
Vernon Lee Keen
Wayne Kirkland
U. B. Gray
John Malcoln Hester
Ellis Long
George Ruis
Allen Shepherd
Wilson Floyd Mathews, Jr.
Charles Edward Creach
Charles C. McIntosh, Jr.
John F. Doty, Jr.
Rodney A. Hammond


"**George Henry Culverhouse,
Jr.
Irving Hamrick
Richard Lewis
Mike Richardson
Ronald B. Smith
Harold E. Vrana, Jr.
Ronald Strauss McCranie
I. Lee Watson
Norman Elisha Coffin, Jr.
Claude F. Daigle, Jr.
Donald James King
James Virgil Sanders
Larry Maurer
Michael Paul Nicholas
Dan Walford
Calvin E. Arnold
Willie Veal, Jr.
Jack Edward Smith
Wayne Conerly
Carol Eugene Moye
Danny Albritton


Chapter Age (A)
DISTRICT IV
Anthony 17 4
Apopka 17 4
Apopka 17 4
Bushnell (S. Sumter) 17 4
Bushnell (S. Sumter) 18 5
Bushnell (S. Sumter) 20 4
Crystal River 18 5
Crystal River 18 5
Crystal River 18 5
.DeLand 18 5
Groveland 17 4
Groveland 17 5
Groveland 17 5
Inverness (Citrus) 18 5
Leesburg 18 4
Ocala (Silver Sprgs.) 18 4
Ocoee 16 4
Ocoee 17 4
Ocoee 17 4
Ocoee 17 4
Tavares 18 5
Tavares 19 3
Wildwood 17 4
TOTAL
DISTRICT V
Bartow 18 5
Bartow 18 4
Bartow 18 4
Bartow 18 4
Bradenton 18 4
Bradenton 17 3
Bradenton 17 3
Bradenton 19 4
Bradenton 17 4
Brandon 18 3
Brooksville 17 5
Fort Meade 19 5
Fort Meade 19 5
Frostproof 17 5
Kathleen 18 4
Kathleen 20 4
Kathleen 18 3
Kathleen 18 4
Kathleen 19 4
Lakeland 18 3
Lakeland 17 3
Lakeland 17 3
Lakeland 19 3
Lakeland 17 3
Mulberry 17 4
Mulberry 17 3
Mulberry 17 4
Mulberry 18 4
Palmetto 19 4
Palmetto 18 4
Palmetto 18 5
Pinecrest 18 4
Pinecrest 17 4
Plant City (Sr.) 18 4
Plant City (Sr.) 18 4
Plant City (Sr.) 18 4
Tampa (Hillsb'r'ugh) 18 3
Turkey Creek 17 4
Turkey Creek 17 4
Winter Haven 17 4
Winter Haven 16 4
TOTAL
DISTRICT VI


Fort Pierce 18
Fort Pierce 18
Fort Pierce 17
Fort Pierce 18
Fort Pierce 18
Fort Pierce 18
Hialeah 17
Hialeah 18
Homestead (S. Dade) 18
Homestead (S. Dade) 19
Homestead (S. Dade) 17
Homestead (S. Dade) 18
Miami-Edison 18
Miami-Edison 19
North Miami 18
Okeechobee 17
Pahokee 20
Pompano 17
Wauchula (Hardee) 18 c
Wauchula (Hardee) 17 4
Wauchula 19 .
(Peace River)
TOTAL
GRAND TOTAL............


(B)

1,223.13
614.58
1,548.45
1,352.87
1,011.80
1,098.16
5,389.77
1,894.87
1,723.77
2,617.55
1,390.95
2,751.98
4,925.90
1,426.35
821.50
3,723.06
3,451.16
4,313.97
960.65
1,135.47
1,632.97
1,377.38
1,224.20
$47,610.49

$ 1,011.70
876.23
1,088.05
4,340.00
3,928.85
4,120.04
1,300.75
1,622.62
2,570.77
649.58
1,069.90
1,424.40
844.04
654.49
1,173.58
2,057.59
558.42
1,180.75
1,575.36
780.08
746.03
2,303.54
891.26
583.09
1,516.92
3,400.08
2,166.68
4,976.21
2,962.69
3,793.25
5,690.93
1,001.09
1,117.65
3,255.38
4,034.63
4,717.03
3,613.99
886.63
914.35
2,376.05
2,386.72
$86,161.40


$32,761.40
.537.74
3,095.50
967.65
1,754.27
1,200.94
1,968.14
826.58
583.32
943.20
602.00
3,261.90
945.03
955.03
546.43
1,135.87
10,236.22
1,062.06
585.26
2,130.12
3,887.60
$69,986.26
... $427,879.89


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


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By Way of Editorial Comment:


LET'S KEEP agriculture strong in America.
Agriculture is our strongest defense against aggression in the United
States today. Russia is not nearly as frightened by our missiles and men
as she is of our agriculture. When Nikita Khrushchev visited our country
he was not as impressed with anything-with the possible exception of Dis-
neyland-as he was with our agriculture. After
visiting some of our farms, he realized we were
capable of feeding a hungry world as well as the
people of our own nation.
In America one farmer grows enough to feed
himself and 23 others, leaving the other 23 to do
other important jobs. In Russia one out of every
three or four have to farm to grow enough food,
and there still isn't enough.
In the Communist plan, 1961 was supposed
to be the year of plenty in Russia, the year that
they would surpass us in agricultural production.
But, several months ago, Khrushchev called his
agricultural experts together and heads rolled be-
cause they had not even come close to reaching
Conr this goal. Last month the Soviet boss called on
Doyle Conner his followers to start eating horse meat because
other food was short. He said it was "very tasty." It probably would be
if you were hungry enough.
One of the one-thousand-per-week refugees crossing over from Com-
munist East Germany to West Berlin was stopped and interviewed by an
American reporter recently. The reporter asked him why he had crossed
over. He replied that he had been a farmer in East Germany and that prac-
tically all the crops there were failing and the people would soon be starving.
Some military experts say Russia is ahead of the U.S. in space weapons.
Others disagree. Whether they are or not, they still have hungry mouths
to feed. Soldiers don't fight too well with empty stomachs, and they can't
eat their rockets and sputniks.
And how about Russia's allies and the neutral countries to whom they
have promised food? Reports are frequent that some of Castro's Cubans
have become dissatisfied because of Russia's failure to fulfill promises of
food. Just recently there has been much speculation that Communist
China has fallen out with Russia because of their failure to fulfill the same
promises. (Continued on page 25)

The Cov r State FFA President Victor Butler, presenting gavels to
1 The C verHon. William V. Chappel, Jr., Speaker of the 1961 House
of Representatives, and Hon. George G. Stone, Speaker Pro Tem.


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STATE OFFICERS, 1961-62
President ........... Charles A. Beck, Chiefland
1st Vice-President .George T. Baragona, Vernon
2nd Vice-Pres.. Charles C. McIntosh, Jr., Dover
3rd Vice-Pres.. Henry H. Raattama, Jr., LaCrosse
4th Vice-Pres. ..Walter B. Dickson, Crawfordville
5th Vice-President ... John Douthat, Wildwood
6th Vice-President ...Willie Veal, Jr., Canal Point
Executive Secretary ..... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser ........ H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1961


NATIONAL OFFICERS, 1960-61
President ...... Lyle Carpenter, Yuma, Colorado
1st Vice-Pres. .. John Creer, Spanish Fork, Utah
2nd Vice-Pres . Teddy Ray Carruth, Tulia, Texas
3rd Vice-Pres. Jerome Donovan, Jr., Delaware, O.
4th Vice-Pres. Nathan R. Cushman, Norwich, Conn
Student Sec'y .... Ronald Cook, Marshall, Mich.
Exec. Sec'y .... Wm. Paul Gray, Wash., D. C.
Exec. Treasurer, J. M. Campbell, Woodstock, Va.
Nat. Advisor .. Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash., D. C.


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Receiving the Honorary State Farmer Degree Wednesday afternoon at the 1961 State Convention. Seated (L to R): Lamar
Allen, Pres., Fla. Federation of Fairs, West Palm Beach; T. J. Bailey, State Supervisor, Industrial Education, Tallahassee;
R. E. Childs, Principal, Graceville High School; John Y. Mercer, Principal, Ft. Meade High School; J. Owen Eubank, Mayor
of Daytona Beach; J. W. Hammett, State Soil Conservationist, Gainesville; John H. Herbert, Jr., Conservationist, Agricultural
Extension Service, Gainesville; J. Bates Johnson, Jr., Co-ordinator of Vocational Agriculture, Orange Co., Orlando; J. K. Privett,
Co-ordinator of Vocational Agriculture, Polk County, Bartow; Standing (L to R): Fred B. Karl, Member, House of Representa-
tives, Volusia County; Woodie A. Liles, Member, House of Representatives, Hillsborough County, Plant City; Sam Kelly, Presi-
dent, Loncala Phosphate Company, High Springs; Dr. Drayton T. Kinard, Head of Agricultural Engineering Dept., Univer-
sity of Florida; Samuel M. Miller. Supv. Principal, Seabreeze High School, Daytona Beach; W. Harold Parady, Service Mgr.,
Florida Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville; Jeet Rowell, Conservation Forester, International Paper Company, Panama City; W.
T. Shaddick, State Director, Farmers Hdme Administration, Gainesville; Thomas Smith, President, County Commissioners Or-
ganization in Florida, Quincy; and James N. Watson, Duval County Agricultural Agent, Jacksonville.


The 33rd FFA Convention Story


FUTURE FARMERS, Chapter Advisers and
guests attended the Thirty-third 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 13-17, exceeded 800. Many
of the meetings and special events were
attended by crowds far in excess of this
number. Outstanding performances were
turned in by President Victor Butler and
his fellow officers, for which they have
received many well deserved compliments
from Advisers, parents, friends and co-
operators. An outstanding character-
istic of the Florida F.F.A. Convention is
the teamwork between officers, members,
advisers and staff. This year was no ex-
ception as 136 Advisers attended and as-
sisted with the many activities and events
scheduled for the convention.
Included among the many guests of
the Convention during the week were:
Byron Rawls, Executive Secretary, Ala-
bama Association, FFA, Auburn, Ala-
bama; Jimmy Barnes, President, Ala-
bama Association, FFA, Sulligent, Ala-
bama; and Teddy Carruth, National
FFA Vice-President, Tulia, Texas. These
guests gave generously of their time and
talents in helping to make the Conven-
tion a success. It was truly a "team"
effort, with each one pitching in to do


his share to help make this one of Flor-
ida's outstanding conventions.
MONDAY
The Rotary Club Program was pre-
sented at the Palmetto Club, with M. C.
Roche in charge. Appearing on the pro-


gram were Victor Butler, State FFA
President, as speaker, and the Crawford-
ville String Band furnishing the music.
Teddy Carruth, National FFA Vice-
President was a guest. A good crowd
was in attendance.


1961-62 State FFA Officers. Seated (L to R): Chuck Beck, Chiefland, President;
George T. Baragona, Vernon, 1st Vice-Pres; Chuck McIntosh, Turkey Creek, 2nd
Vice-Pres.; Hank Raattama, Santa Fe at Alachua, 3rd Vice-Pres.; Walt Dickson, Sop-
choppy, 4th Vice-Pres.; John Douthat, Wildwood, 5th Vice-Pres.; Willie N. Veal, Jr.,
Pahokee, 6th Vice-Pres. Standing: H. E. Wood, State Adviser; Arnold Beck (father
of Chuck); Irving Roche, Vernon, Adviser of George; Elton Hinton, Turkey Creek,
Adviser of Chuck McIntosh; Richard Kelly and Henry Lunsford, Santa Fe, Advisers
of Hank; Wm. E. Whaley, Sopchoppy, Adviser of Walt; James R. Edwards, Wild-
wood, Adviser of John; Noma R. Norman, Pahokee, Adviser of Willie; and Teddy
Carruth, Tulia, Texas, National Vice-President.


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1961







TUESDAY
Registration, housing, interviewing of
candidates for state office, the tractor
driving contest, 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 Daytona
Plaza Hotel, and many of the surround-
ing hotels.
A program was presented at the Lion's
Club, with N. L. Storms in charge. Dale
Marler, 3rd State FFA Vice-President of
the Lakeland Chapter was the speaker.
The Halifax Area Kiwanis Club Pro-
gram was given at the Peninsular Club,
with Jack Millican in charge. Victor
Butler, State President was speaker and
the Turkey Creek String Band furnished
the music.
The Florida Ford Tractor Company
was host at a Luncheon for District Trac-
tor Driver Winners and their Advisers.
The Delegates and Advisers Dinner
was held at the Daytona Plaza Hotel at
5:00 p.m. This most enjoyable event
was attended by 265 delegates, advisers,
state officers, members and friends. Vic-
tor Butler, State President, acted as Mas-
ter of Ceremonies, gave a short welcome
and introduced his fellow State officers.
The Invocation was given by David Vor-
pagel, 6th Vice-President from the Or-
lando-Evans Chapter. H. E. Wood,
State FFA Adviser, introduced the
guests, and Dr. Walter R. Williams, Jr..
State Director of Vocational and Adult
Education was the guest speaker. Presi-
dent Butler presented Mr. Wood with
a new Adviser's jacket. Bill Fletcher,
Agriculture Teacher from Arcadia pre-
sented orchids to all the ladies present.
Excellent music was furnished by the
Groveland and Crawfordville String
Bands. The State FFA Sweetheart of
1960-61, Tillie Smith, and the State
Champion Quartet from the Bartow
Chapter provided additional entertain-
ment.
TUESDAY EVENING
The First General Assembly of all
delegates, 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, Victor Butler
gave a welcome and introduced the other
officers. Luther Beauchamp, 4th Vice-
President, presided. W. T. Loften, Asso-
ciate Professor of Agricultural Educa-
tion, University of Florida, Gainesville,
and Leon Sims, former Agriculture
Teacher and now a graduate student at
the University, were in charge of the
Parliamentary Procedure Contest. The
Judges were: John Mattingly, Attorney,
DeLand; Vince Gould, member of a Par-
liamentary Procedure Class, DeLand;
and Lamar Allen, President of Florida
Federation of Fairs and Shows, West
Palm Beach.
Chapter teams and members in the
order of their final placings in this con-
test were: 1st, Havana (Lewis Ward,
Tommy Hancock, Ralph Porter, Tommy


Florida Future Farmer


Jim Saunders, Agricultural Engineer, Florida Power Corporation, presenting the
State Leadership Awards: Don Nicholson, Quincy; Horace V. Allen, Jr., Crystal
River, and Hubert Larry Walker, Mulberry.


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Top photo shows Florida Ford Tractor Company Luncheon for Tractor Drivers and
their Advisers. Bottom photo: Tractor Driving Contest.


Underhill, Joe Johnson, and Johnny
Fischer) was awarded $25 and a pennant
from the Florida Association, FFA, and
a trophy from the Florida Farm Bureau
Federation by Lewis Haveard, Director
of Organization, Florida Farm Bureau
Gainesville; 2nd, Bradenton (Wayne
Stokes, Marvin Johns, Glen Westberry,
Phil Davidson, Joseph Broxton, and Jim-
my Parks), $20; 3rd, Santa Fe Chapter
at Alachua (Morgan Outlaw, Hank Raat-
tama, Jimmy Hamm, James Alligood,
Jim Busby, and Elmo Douglas), $15. Mr.
Mattingly announced the results.
John McCarty, 1st Vice-President, ex-
plained the String Band Contest, and
Aubrey Fowler, Manager of North Flor-
ida Production Credit Association, Live
Oak, gave the qualification of the judges.
After the contest was held, the awards
sponsored by the Florida Association,
FFA were presented by Wayne Fowler
as follows: Groveland, as State Winner
(Jay Stewart, Sherman McGregor, Keith
Rudd, and Earl Drawdy), received $20
and a pennant; Ft. Pierce as second place
winner received $15; Turkey Creek 3rd
place, $10.00; Columbia Chapter at Lake
City, 4th place, $5.00; Crawfordville 5th
place, $5.00; and Ponce DeLeon 6th
place, $5.00. The Judges in the String
Band Contest were Wayne Fowler, Live
Oak, singer, recent graduate of George
Washington University, Washington,
D. C., Dr. Hal Gordon, owner of the Gor-
don Company of Orlando, and Ralph
Lougee, Daytona Beach (Retired).
T. E. Hancock, Ass't. General Sales
Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany, Jacksonville, presented the follow-
6


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 Tommy
Crevasse, (Santa Fe) Alachua, as State
Champion; a 17-jewel watch to Robert
Breeding of Quincy as second place win-
ner; and $25 Savings Bonds to the follow-
ing in their respective placings: Edward
Harrison, Ocoee; Robert Pleas, Chipley;
Ronald Smith, Ft. Pierce; and M. E.
Wilkins, Palmetto. Prof. C. J. Rogers,
University of Florida, Gainesville; Har-
old Parady, Service Manager, Florida
Ford Tractor Company, Jacksonville;
and John Hollowell, John Deere Plow
Company, Lake City, were the Judges.
The tractors were furnished by Florida
Ford Tractor Company and the trailer
was furnished by the Jim Tew Service


Station, Daytona Beach. G. C. Norman,
Program Specialist in Agricultural Edu-
cation, had charge of arranging the Trac-
tor Driving Contest, conducted by M. L.
Bishop, Alachua County Co-ordinator of
Agricultural Education.
C. M. Lawrence, Area Supervisor, Vo-
cational Agriculture presented the awards
sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen's As-
sociation in the Beef Breeding and Feed-
er Steer Contest, to the following:
Wayne Carlton, of the Ft. Pierce Chap-
ter, as state winner of the Beef Breeding
Award received $100 toward the pur-
chase of a pure-bred registered animal
of the breed desired. Other winners:
Rodney Hammond, Winter Haven; Ted
Sutherland, Bartow; C. L. Thornhill, Jr.,
Winter Haven; Richard Parramore, Quin-
cy; and Tommy Cunningham, Lakeland,
each received $15 to help defray their
expenses in attending the State Conven-
tion. The State Winner of the Feeder
Steer Award, Ronald Thompson, Mari-
anna, was presented $100 to apply on ex-
penses for him and his Adviser, R. F.
Toole, to attend the National Convention
in Kansas City, Missouri, in October
1961. Other winners, each of whom re-
ceived $15 to help defray their expenses
to the State Convention, were as follows:
George Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce; Paul
Osborne and Harold Wilson, Bartow; and
Jerry Hollingsworth, Santa Fe Junior
Chapter at Alachua.
The Farm Safety Awards, a $100
check and certificate from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation were
presented to the Winter Haven Chapter
by R. A. Miessen, Ass't. to the Division
Manager, Standard Oil Company, Jack-
sonville. John Doty, Chairman of the
Farm Safety Committee, accepted the
award. Other awards presented by Mr.
Miessen on behalf of the Standard Oil
Company were: $50 to the South Dade
Chapter at Homestead; $25 to the Ft.
Pierce Chapter; $20 to the DeLand Sen-
ior Chapter; $15 to the Ocala Chapter;
and $10 to the Bradenton Chapter.
Luther Beauchamp then returned the
gavel to the State President for the Clos-
ing Ceremony and Adjournment.

WEDNESDAY MORNING
The Ft. Pierce String Band (Tom
Maxwell, Joe Parker, Ronald Smith,


AT OUR recent state convention I received one of the greatest honors that can
be bestowed on a farm boy. In doing so I also reached a goal long set as a
Future Farmer. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to those who
made this honor possible and also to those who have offered words of en-
couragement for the coming year.
Fellow Future Farmers, I have accepted this great responsibility with
sincere humility and look forward to the coming year of working with you,
your Chapter Advisors, State Department personnel and the wonderful peo-
ple of business and industry who have shown such a great interest in our or-
ganization.
I would like to take this opportunity to challenge you Fellow Future
Farmers to take advantage of the opportunities to develop your potential, both
in agriculture and in leadership, for the promotion of our State Association,
of agriculture as a way of life, and to strengthen the reserves of leadership
sorely needed to maintain a great country.
CHUCK BECK
President, Florida Association, F.F.A.


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1961







Harold Vrana, John Futch, and Buddy
Albritton), second place winner in the
state contest, entertained the delegates
and guests with some very fine music.
The Devotional was given by Reverend
Jerry L. Adkins of the First Baptist
Church, Holly Hill.
The 33rd Annual State Convention
then opened officially with State Presi-
dent Victor Butler presiding. The offi-
cers 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 Day-
tona Beach next year for their conven-
tion.
John H. Smiley, Volusia County Su-
perintendent of Public Instruction, and
Floyd Kay, Manager of Daytona Beach
Chamber of Commerce, extended greet-
ings and best wishes to the Future
Farmers.
At this time H. E. Wood, State FFA
Adviser, and the State Officers were in-
troduced.
The roll call of delegates by districts
was made by the State Vice-Presidents,
and the entire delegation was seated.
Special recognition was given to our
new chapters, as follows: Alachua (Santa
Fe Jr.); Bradenton ( Southeast Jr.);


H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser, receives
gift from Victor Butler, State President.


Victor Butler, State President, receives
award from his mother. His parents re-
ceived the Certificate of Merit and Hon-
orary State Farmer Degree in 1960, as
Victor was Star State Farmer.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1961


1961 Tractor Driving winners being presented awards by T. E. Hancock, Ass't General
Sales Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Company, Jacksonville.


Brandon (Mann); Sanford Junior and
Tallahassee (Cobb-Raa).
After being introduced by John Mc-
Carty, Jr., 1st Vice-President, Victor But-
ler gave the State President's Message.
The Minutes of the 32nd Annual Con-
vention were read by David Vorpagel,
6th 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. David King of Jasper, as
State Winner received $275, and his Ad-
viser, R. S. McMillan received $125 to
help cover their expenses in attending
the National FFA Convention in Kansas
City, and visiting other cities in October.
Second place and $50 went to Houston
Taff, Crawfordville; third place and $30
to Leamon Register, Macclenny; and
fourth place and $20 to Donald Cook,
Vernon Chapter.
The State Champion Groveland String
Band furnished some very good music
at this time.
David Vorpagel read the names of
those recommended to receive the Hon-
orary State Farmer Degree during the
Convention and they were approved. He
also read the names of those who had re-
ceived the Degree during the year and
they were approved.
Secretary Wilkerson then presented
the Nominating Committee's selection
for State President, Chuck Beck of Chief-
land, who was approved, and nominations
were received from the floor for Chuck
McIntosh, Turkey Creek; Wayne Stokes,
Bradenton; and Herbert E. Brown, Jr.,
Trenton. Each candidate gave a short
talk.
President Butler read telegrams from
the State 4-H Girls Council and the State
4-H Boys Council, made several an-
nouncements, and gave recognition to
guests who were present. Luther Beau-
champ, 4th Vice-President, led the ob-
servance of Flag Day.
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, who were guests of the
Craig Hotels; John E. Leonard, Manager,
A. K. Every, Resident Manager, and
Mrs. Ruth Janetos, Sales Director.
The Civitan Club Program was pre-
sented at Morrison's Imperial House,
with W. T. Loften in charge of the pro-
gram. David Vorpagel, Orlando-Evans
Chapter was speaker, and the Newberry
Quartet furnished the music.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
The Wednesday afternoon session was
called to order by the President and op-
ened with the official ceremony.
John McCarty, Jr. introduced the
Judges for the Harmonica Contest as
follows: Aubrey Fowler, Wayne Fowler,
and Ralph Lougee.
After the harmonica contest was held
Wayne Fowler announced the results and
presented the awards to the following in
their order of placing: Broward Creamer,
Blountstown, $10 and a pennant; Claude
Rankin, South Sumter at Bushnell, $8;
Kim Wellman, Bronson, $7; Lafayette
Shelley, Chipley, $5; John Kellogg,
Southeast Manatee, $5.
Dale Marler and David Vorpagel gave
introductory remarks regarding the can-
didates for Honorary State Farmer De-
gree, after which the State Officers
awarded the Degree to the following:
Lamar Allen, President, Florida Federa-
tion of Fairs and Livestock Shows, West
Palm Beach; Thurman J. Bailey, State
Supervisor, Industrial Education, Talla-
hassee; R. E. Childs, Supervising Princi-
pal of Graceville High School; J. Owen
Eubank, Mayor of Daytona Beach; J.
W. Hammett, State Soil Conservationist,
Gainesville; John H. Herbert, Jr., Ex-
tension Conservationist. Agricultural Ex-
tension Service, Gainesville; J. B. John-
son, Jr., County Co-ordinator for Agricul-
tural Education, Orlando; Fred B. Karl,
Member of House of Representatives,























Presentation of the Superior Chapter Awards is shown in photo above.


Volusia County, Daytona Beach; Sam
Kelly, President of Loncala Phosphate
Company, High Springs; Dr. Drayton
T. Kinard, Head of Agricultural Engi-
neering Department, University of Flor-
ida, Gainesville; Woodie A. Liles, Mem-
ber of House of Representatives, Hills-
borough County, Plant City; John Y.
Mercer, Supervising Principal of Ft.
Meade High School; Samuel M. Miller,
Supervising Principal of Seabreeze High
School, Daytona Beach; W. Harold
Parady, District Supervisor for Florida
Ford Tractor Company, Jacksonville; J.
K. Privett, County Co-ordinator of Ag-
ricultural Education, Bartow; Jeet Row-
ell, Conservation Forester for Interna-
tional Paper Company, Panama City;
W. T. Shaddick, State Director, Farmers
Home Administration, Gainesville;
Thomas Smith, President of the County
Commissioners Organization in Florida,
Quincy; and James N. Watson, Duval
County Agricultural Agent, Jacksonville.
Others receiving the Honorary Degree
during the year were: D. Hoyt Wood-
berry, President of Eli Witt Cigar Com-
pany, Tampa, James Blanton, Vice-Pres-
ident of Publix Super-Markets, Lake-
land, Sam Bush, Chairman, Florida Egg
Commission, New Port Richey, Dr. D.
W. Griffin, Veterinarian, Tampa and
Dr. Paul Little, Veterinarian, Clearwater,
at the Florida State Fair on FFA Day;
W. H. Chapman, Agronomist-in-Charge,
West Florida Experiment Station, Quin-
cy, at the West Florida Livestock Show
in Quincy.
At this time, Lamar Allen, President
of Florida Federation of Fairs made
some inspiring remarks to the delegation.
Charles Olive of Malone was presented
a certificate and check for $100 from the
Future Farmers of America Founda-
tion and a $100 Savings Bond from the
Florida Ford Tractor Company, as state
winner of the Farm Mechanics Award,
by Tommy Hancock, Ass't. General Sales
Manager, of Jacksonville. To each of
the District winners, he presented $50
Savings Bonds also from his company:
I-Leroy Gillis, Ponce DeLeon; II-Rob-
ert Erixton, White Springs; III-A. W.
Gaylord, Jr., Branford; IV-Edmond
Harrison, Ocoee; V-Hubert L. Walker,
Mulberry; VI-George Culverhouse, Jr.,
Ft. Pierce. County Winners each re-
ceived a $25 Savings Bond from their
local Ford Tractor Dealer.


At this time President Butler read a
telegram of congratulations from past
State President Cecil Tindel and past
State Vice-President Curtis Koon. After
some announcements were made, the
committees received their assignments
and recessed for meetings in Seabreeze
High School and in Peabody Auditorium.
Over six hundred Future Farmers, Ad-
visers and Guests met on the beach at
"Beach Rest," at 5:30 p.m. for the fish
fry, which was sponsored by the Florida
Ford Tractor Company, and was thor-
oughly enjoyed by everyone present.


Marion L. Bishop and G. C. Norman
had charge of the fish fry.

WEDNESDAY EVENING
At 8:30 p.m. a special talent program
arranged by D. A. Storms, Sr., was pre-
sented in the Peabody Auditorium, with
over 1500 Future Farmers and guests in
attendance, Bill Gunter, past National
President, was Master of Ceremonies for
a full and very entertaining program.
President Victor Butler introduced spe-
cial guests, and the Fort Pierce String


Honored guests at the International Harvester Luncheon. Kneeling-1961-62 Officers:
Chuck Beck, Chiefland, President; George Baragona, Vernon, 1st Vice-Pres.; Chuck
McIntosh, Turkey Creek, 2nd Vice-Pres.; Hank Raattama, Santa Fe at Alachua, 3rd
Vice-Pres.: Walt Dickson, Sopchoppy, 4th Vice-Pres.; John Douthat, Wildwood, 5th
Vice-Pres.: Willie Veal, Jr., Pahokee, 6th Vice-Pres. Seated-1960-61 Officers: Victor
Butler, Havana, President; John McCarty, Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1st Vice-Pres.; Robert
Wilkerson. Paxton, 2nd Vice-Pres.; Dale Marler, Lakeland, 3rd Vice-Pres.; Luther
Beauchamp, Chiefland, 4th Vice-Pres.; Harrell Howell, Jennings, 5th Vice-Pres.;
David Vorpagel, Orlando-Evans, 6th Vice-Pres. Standing-P. K. Beck, Chiefland,
President 1956-57; Donald Adams, Chiefland, President 1943-44; Claude Jones,
Pahokee, President 1941-42; H. E. Wood, State Adviser; G. M. Nation, District Mgr.,
International Harvester Co.; Soil and Water Management Winners- State, Murdock
Leroy Gillis, Ponce DeLeon; Doyle Lee, Groveland; and George Culverhouse, Jr.,
Ft. Pierce.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1961







Band played. Singing and other enter-
tainment was furnished by the following:
Anita Miles, DeFuniak Springs FFA
Sweetheart; Sally Fuller, Largo Sweet-
heart; Babs Beville, Pompano Chapter
Sweetheart; Betsy Rumpf, Lakeview
Chapter Sweetheart, Winter Garden;
Linda Faye O'Steen, Lafayette Chapter
Sweetheart, Mayo; John Douthat, Wild-
wood, Trumpet Solo; Maryjean Henyey,
Hilliard Sweetheart; Marlin Register,
Graceville, singing with Guitar; Larry
Bowers, DeFuniak Springs, singing with
Guitar; Claude Rankin, South Sumter
Chapter at Bushnell, Harmonica; Tur-
key Creek String Band; Larry Barring-
ton, Mann Jr. Chapter at Brandon, vocal-
ist; Bartow FFA Quartet; Groveland
String Band; Tri-State Champion Quar-
tet from Turkey Creek; 1960-61 State
FFA Sweetheart, Tillie Smith, Quincy;
Broward Creamer, State Harmonica
Champion, Blountstown.
The Program closed with Tillie Smith
leading the audience in 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 Educa-
tion in Area I had charge of the program.
Randy Kincaid, member of the Fratern-
ity and former State President of FFA,
acted as Toastmaster. Special music
was furnished by the Turkey Creek
Quartet.
The fourth session opened with har-
monica playing by Claude Rankin, South
Sumter Chapter at Bushnell. The Devo-
tional was given by Reverend Theodore
Rogers of the Ormond Beach Union
Church. President Butler called the
meeting to order with the official open-
ing ceremony, and the Annual FFA Re-
port was given by Luther Beauchamp,
4th Vice-President.
The State F.F.A. Highlights for 1960-
61 were given by Dr. E. W. Garris, Head
Teacher Trainer of Agricultural Educa-


Tillie Smith, Quincy, 1960-61 Sweetheart,
crowning the new State Sweetheart,
Maryjean Henyey, Hilliard.


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From left to right are pictured: Hon. Tom Adams, Secretary of State, addressing the 1961 State Convention. Hon. Thomas D.
Bailey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, addressing the 33rd State FFA Convention. Dr. Walter R. Williams, Jr.,
State Director, Vocational and Adult Education, Speaking at the Delegates and Advisors Dinner at the 1961 State Convention.
* Dr. E. W. Garris, Head Teacher-Trainer, Agricultural Education, University of Florida, giving the 1960-61 Highlights. *
Teddy Carruth, National Vice-President, Tulia, Texas, addressing the 1961 State FFA Convention.


tion at the University of Florida, Gaines-
ville. (Copies of this report will be dis-
tributed at the Vocational Agricultural
Teachers Conference in September.)
Dale Marler, 3rd Vice-President, pre-
sented the Treasurer's Report for the
year 1960-61, which was approved by the
delegates.
At this time the State President intro-
duced George Talbott, Manager of the
Production and Marketing Division,
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association,
Orlando. Mr. Talbott introduced David
Brengle, 1960 State Winner, who gave
a summary of the Demonstration Con-
test. David attended the National Junior
Vegetable Grower's Association Conven-
tion in Denver, Colorado, last December,
and was elected National Secretary of the
Association for 1961. He also gave an
account of his trip at this time. Then
John Farrar, FFA Director of Public
Relations and Information, Washington,
D. C., announced the winners. Mr. Tal-
bott presented awards in the Judging,
Grading and Identification Contest, and
the Demonstration Contest, as follows:
The Palatka team, composed of John-
nie Cone, James May, and Guy Golden
was State Winner in the State Judging,
Grading and Identification Contest, and
will represent Florida in the National
Junior Vegetable Growers Convention in
Detroit, Michigan, next December. The
expenses will be paid by the Florida Fruit
and Vegetable Association. Other win-
ners in their respective order were: Sec-
ond, Winter Haven; Third, Lakeland.
The other high seven teams receiving
ribbons were: Pinecrest, Turkey Creek;
Miami-Edison; Hialeah; Auburndale;
Lake Wales, and Santa Fe Sr. at Al-
achua.
In the Demonstration Contest the State
Award was presented to the Turkey Creek
Chapter Team composed of John Lee.
The title of the Demonstration was "Pro-
d u ci n g Tomatoes Hydroponically."
FFA'er Lee was also the Production Win-
ner. The other Division Winners were:
Marketing, Hialeah, composed of Tony
Naville and Hoyt Northcutt. The title
of the Demonstration was "Marketing
Tomatoes." Use, Palatka, composed of
David Enzor and Richard Rich. The


title of the demonstration was "Prepar-
ing Fruits for Freezing."
Winning the Soils Division was the Mi-
ami-Edison Chapter Team composed of
Jimmy Hightower and Robert Hunni-
cutt. The Demonstration was "Fumigat-
ing Soil." The Turkey Creek Team re-
ceived expenses to attend the N.J.V.G.A.
National Convention in Detroit, Michi-
gan, in December, from the Florida Fruit
and Vegetable Association.
Division Winners in Demonstration
Contests gave their Demonstrations at
this time.
Mardi Liles, of the Tampa Tribune,
and formerly with WFLA-TV, was in-
troduced by President Butler. The Tri-
bune Company (WFLA and WFLA-TV)
is sponsor of the Dairy Judging Team's
trip to Waterloo, Iowa each year.
Broward Creamer, Blountstown Chap-
ter, State Champion Harmonica Player
gave a few selections.
Kenneth Lee, former member of the
Branford Chapter, and Clyde Rogers,
former member of the South Dade Chap-


ter at Homestead, now seniors at the
University of Florida and members of
the Collegiate Chapter, were each pre-
sented a $100 J. F. Williams Memorial
Scholarship by H. E. Wood, State FFA
Adviser. Kenneth and Clyde are both
planning to accept employment as teach-
ers of vocational agriculture in Florida.
President Butler read the names of
the 1960 American Farmer Degree re-
cipients (and their Advisers): Amos
Beutke, Santa Fe at Alachua; Darrel
Hobbs, Paxton; Lamar Jenkins, Williams
Chapter at Live Oak; C. V. Jones, Jr.,
Trenton; Mike Kurish, Ft. Meade; Billy
Poston, Quincy; Wesley Smith, Hastings;
Harold Stephens, South Sumter at Bush-
nell; Billy Joe Williams, Graceville.
Then, Dale Marler, 3rd Vice-Presi-
dent, introduced the 1961 applicants:
Victor Butler, Havana; Gene Curls, San-
ta Fe at Alachua; Walter Edwards, Jr.,
Monticello; Roy Leon Hagan, Jr., Lake-
view at Winter Garden; P. L. Keen,
Bradenton; Randy King, Jasper; Ray
L. Rhodes, Ocala; Edward Henry Ver-


Mid-States Steel and Wire Company Luncheon for District Star Farmers. Seated in
front: Don Nicholson, Quincy; H. E. Brown, Jr., Trenton; Horace V. Allen, Jr., Crys-
tal River; Hubert Larry Walker, Mulberry; and George Culverhouse, Jr., Ft. Pierce.
Second row: Mrs. Lou Nicholson; Mrs. H. E. Brown, Sr., Jack Salt, Sales Director,
Mid-States Steel & Wire Company, Jacksonville; Mrs. Hubert Walker; Mrs. George
Culverhouse. Standing: Horace V. Allen, Sr.; Dewitt C. Crawford, Adviser, Crystal
River; H. E. Brown, Sr., Eugene Doss, Adviser, Mulberry; Hubert Walker, Sr.; Ed
Raikes, Adviser, Ft. Pierce; and George Culverhouse, Sr.


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1961


































Shown above are 171 members who received the 1961 State Farmer Degree.


tommen, Pahokee; and Jack H. Walker,
South Dade at Homestead.
Ronald Nelson, North Miami, past
State Vice-President, was introduced, and
he made remarks at this time.
A motion was passed that the Florida
Association unanimously recommend
Randy King for one of the Regional Star
Farmer Awards. A motion was also
passed that the Association recommend
Victor Butler for a National Office.
For the past several years the Flor-
ida Association, FFA has invited the
State Presidents from all FFA State As-
sociations in the Southern Region, as
well as Presidents of other youth organi-
zations in Florida, to attend their State
Convention. Those present this year
were Teddy Carruth, Tulia, Texas, Na-
tional FFA Vice-President; and Jimmy
Barnes, State President, Alabama Asso-
ciation, FFA. Jimmy spoke briefly at this
time.
Hon. Doyle Conner, Commissioner of
Agriculture, was introduced at this time,
and the entire delegation rose in his hon-
or, after which he gave a very inspiring
message to the delegates and guests.
After some announcements, the meet-
ing adjourned with the Closing Cere-
mony.
The 1961 State Farmer Candidates and
their Advisers were guests of Wilson-
Toomer Fertilizer Company of Jackson-
ville, at a luncheon at the Daytona Plaza
Hotel. J. D. Garden of Mayo, a repre-
sentative of Wilson-Toomer Company
was host. Leon Sims had charge of the
program and the (Columbia) Lake City
Chapter String Band furnished the music.
Victor Butler, State President, was Mas-
ter of Ceremonies.
THURSDAY AFTERNOON
The fifth session was called to order by
the President. At this time Teddy Car-
ruth, National FFA Vice-President from
Tulia, Texas, addressed the delegation.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1961


Then, election and initiation of candi-
dates for the State Farmer Degree by
the State Officers was held. The degree
was conferred on 171 Future Farmers
(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; the two area winners received $25
each, and $50 to the Star State Farmer.
Jack Salt, Sales Director from Jackson-
ville, presented the awards.
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
R. A. Darr, President of the Federal In-
termediate Credit Bank, Columbia, S. C.,
presented the keys, after which Mr. Darr
was presented the Honorary State Farm-
er Degree, and made a most inspiring
speech.
The four candidates for 1961-62 State
President were given two minutes each to
present their qualifications prior to the
balloting for President. Next, President
Butler called on W. T. Loften, who ex-
plained the method of voting. Voting ma-
chines were used through the courtesy of
Mrs. Katherine Odham, Supervisor of
Registration, Volusia County, and dele-
gates voted immediately after the meet-
ing adjourned.
"Pass-the-Chicken, Pappy," Awards,
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Founda-
tion were presented to 17 Chapters by
T. J. Wetherall, 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-Poplar Springs; Beth-
lehem; Vernon; II-Tallahassee (Leon);


Jasper; Greenville; III Macclenny;
Chiefland; IV-Bushnell (South Sumter);
St. Cloud; Ocoee; V-Haines City; Bar-
tow; Brooksville; VI-Wauchula (Peace
River); Wauchula (Hardee); Sebring.
Malone, Tallahassee (Leon), Trenton,
Ocala, Mulberry, and South Dade
(Homestead) were presented Bronze
plaques with their Chapter name en-
graved 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 furnished
by the Florida Council of Farmer Coop-
(Continued on page 14)


1961 State Champion Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Team from Havana. Members:
Johnny Fischer, Joe Johnson, Tommy
Underhill, Ralph Porter, Tommy Han-
cock and Lewis Ward; Adviser O. E.
Yearty.











1961-62 Officers


CHARLES A. BECK
President
CHARLES "CHUCK" BECK, a recent gradu-
ate of the Chiefland High School and a
member of the FFA Chapter, is the newly
elected President of the Florida Associa-
tion. He was State Champion Public
Speaker in 1959. He is 17 years old
and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
Beck.
He has been President and Reporter
for his Chapter, delegate to the State
Convention, Chairman of many Com-
mittees, participated in Parliamentary
Procedure, Chapter Banquets, Judging
teams, and has received many awards.
Chuck's outstanding leadership activi-
ties included serving as Cabin Leader at
Forestry Camp, Page in the U. S. Con-
gress, being State Junior Conservation
Award winner, school representative of
Florida Youth Workshop, being main
speaker at annual meeting of Florida
Retail Federation, and Ocala Rotary
Club, President of Sunday School, Train-
ing Union and Church Choir, and Church
Youth Pastor, Class Officer, Captain of
Band, Officer in Student Council, and
member of Beta Club. He was also a
member of the football and basketball
teams.
His farming program consists of 15
acres watermelons, 20 acres corn, 2 head
beef cattle, and 24 hogs for meat.
Chuck's improvement projects includ-
ed beautifying the home, 10 acres soil im-
provement crops, forest fire protection,
growing home garden, and livestock breed
improvement.

GEORGE T. BARAGONA
1st Vice-President
GEORGE BARAGONA, age 17, is the new
First Vice-President representing District
I. He is a recent graduate of the Vernon
High School and a member of the FFA
Chapter. His parents are Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas W. Cook.
George's supervised farming program
for this year consisted of 1 acre of corn,
7 cows for breeding, 3 head of cows for
meat, 1 milk cow, 3 hogs for breeding, 2
hogs for meat, and 1 acre of general truck
crops.
He has served as President and Treas-
urer of his Chapter, Chairman of the
Recreation Committee and a member of
the Radio Program Committee. He has
participated in parliamentary procedure,
officers leadership training school, chap-
ter banquets, judging teams, and fairs
and shows; has attended the state and
national convention, and state fair.
George's other leadership activities
consisted of being President and Vice-
President of 4-H Club, Parliamentarian


of Junior Class, member of Beta Club,
V Club, Math Club, Boys' State, basket-
ball and baseball teams, and high school
band.
His improvement projects consisted of
building fences, draining land, building
modern conveniences, keeping farm rec-
ords, planting soil improvement crops,
stumping and improving land, and live-
stock breed improvement.

C. C. McINTOSH, JR.
2nd Vice-President
CHARLES "CHUCK" MCINTOSH, recent-
ly elected Vice-President representing
District V, is a member of the Turkey
Creek Chapter. He graduated this year
from the Turkey Creek High School, is
17 years old, and the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles C. McIntosh, Sr.
During the last year, his supervised
farming program consisted of 25% own-
ership in two acres of strawberries.
Chuck has served as President and
Secretary of his Chapter, Chairman of
Scholarship Committee; participated in
parliamentary procedure, chapter ban-
quets, judging teams; was a member of
the State Champion String Band, State
and Tri-state Champion Quartet, was
Master of Ceremonies for Talent Show
at National FFA Convention and pianist
for National FFA Chorus, and fur-
nished entertainment at the Florida State
Fair, and many Civic Club programs.
His other leadership activities were
serving as President and Secretary of his
Sunday School Class, Training Union,
Church Pianist, Chairman of National
Honor Society Talent Program, Ass't
Chairman of Polio Benefit Program, pi-
anist for many gospel Sings, and officer
in the local Demolay Chapter.
Chuck's improvement projects includ-
ed installing light extension to barn, dig-
ging drainage ditch, planting shrubs,
keeping farm records, irrigating land,
planting cover crops, improving drive-
way, irrigating land, and practicing soil
and water conservation.

H. H. RAATTAMA, JR.
3rd Vice-President
HANK RAATAMA, newly elected Third
Vice-President representing District III,
is the 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Raatama, Sr. He is a recent
graduate of the Santa Fe High School
and a member of the FFA Chapter.
His Supervised Farming Program this
year consisted of 2 head of cows for meat.
Hank has served as President, Vice-
President, Ass't. Treasurer and Sentinel
of his Chapter, Chairman of many com-
mittees, delegate to the State Conven-
tion, chapter member at the National


Convention, Chairman of Judging Teams;
participated in public speaking, parlia-
mentary procedure, leadership schools,
chapter banquets, many fairs and shows,
and won many awards.
His other activities include serving as
Officer in his Sunday School Class,
Youth Fellowship, class at school, Capt.
of Midget Football Team, member of
Varsity Football Team, American Legion
Baseball team, S Club, Science Club,
Spanish Club, Beta Club and Boy Scouts
of America.
Hank's improvement projects consisted
of building fences, draining land, beau-
tifying the home, and painting farm
buildings.

WALTER B. DICKSON, JR.
4th Vice-President
WALT DICKSON, Fourth Vice-President,
represents District II and is a member
of the Sopchoppy Chapter. He is the 17
year son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Dick-
son, and will be a senior in high school
next year.
His supervised farming program this
year consisted of one acre truck farm, 18
head of hogs for breeding, and one dairy
cow.
Walt has served as Vice-President of
his chapter, was chairman of many com-
mittees, delegate to the State Convention,
participated in public speaking, parlia-
mentary procedure, leadership school,
chapter banquets and judging teams, fairs
and shows.
He has served as Officer of his class,
a member of the Student Council, Beta
Club, 4-H Club, S Club, and softball
team.
His improvement projects consisted of
breeding hogs, building fences, draining
land, and growing a home garden.

JOHN DOUTHAT
5th Vice-President
JOHN DOUTHAT, newly elected Fifth
Vice-President representing District IV,
is the 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Douthat of Wildwood, and a recent
graduate of the Wildwood High School.
John's Supervised Farming Program
this year consisted of 5 head of beef cat-
tle.
His leadership activities in the FFA
included serving as President and Re-
porter for his Chapter, Chairman of
Leadership, Recreation and Public Re-
lations Committees; participated in
Chapter Banquets, Leadership Schools,
Chapter Quartet, Public Speaking and
Parliamentary Procedure, was on Live-
stock and Poultry Judging Teams at the
County and State Fair, attended Forestry
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C. C. McINTOSH, JR.
Second Vice-President
Turkey Creek Chapter

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CHIARLES A. BECK
President
Chiefland Chapter

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WALTER B. DICKSON
Fourth Vice-President
Sopchoppy Chapter

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GEORGE T. BARAGONA
First Vice-President
Vernon Chapter

Sponsored by
Cartledge Fertilizer Co.
Cottondale, Florida


JOHN DOUTHAT
Fifth Vice-President
Wildwood Chapter
Sponsored by
Hon. E. C. Rowell
State Representative
Sumter County
Wildwood, Florida
Central Packing Co., Inc.
Center Hill, Florida


H. H. RAATTAMA, JR.
Third Vice-President
Santa Fe Chapter
Sponsored by
Copeland Sausage Co. Inc.
Alachua, Fla.
Alachua Milling Co., Inc.
Alachua, Fla.


WILLIE N. VEAL, JR.
Sixth Vice-President
Pahokee Chapter

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Pahokee. Fla.
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Shown in photo above: Presentation of the State Farmer Degrees.


Top photo shows 1961 Farm Safety winners being presented awards by R. A. Miessen,
Ass't to the Division Manager, Standard Oil Co., Jacksonville. Middle photo:
State and District Winners in the Chapter Cooperative Contest sponsored by the Flor-
ida Council of Farmer Cooperatives and the Cotton Producers Association. Bot-
tom photo: H. B. Gassaway, Field Representative, Sealtest Foods Plant, Tampa, pre-
senting 1961 Dairy Farming Awards, sponsored by the National Dairy Products Corp.


Convention
(Continued from page 11)
eratives. The checks this year were pre-
sented by Dr. E. W. Cake, Marketing
Specialist, Agricultural Extension Serv-
ice, Gainesville; J. E. Dukes, Chairman
of the Youth Committee of the Florida
Council, Palatka; Verlon Hall, District
Manager, Cotton Producers Association,
Live Oak; and Maxey Love, Executive
Secretary of Florida Council of Farmer
Cooperatives, Winter Haven.
The South Dade Chapter as top Chap-
ter in the State, was presented a plaque
and check from the Council for $500, to
help defray expenses for at least one car-
load of its members and advisers to the
annual meeting of the American Insti-
tute of Cooperation at the University of
Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn., August 20
to 24.
After some committee reports were
read and approved, the meeting adjourn-
ed with the official closing ceremony.
The boys and advisers of winning
Chapters in the Chapter Cooperative
Contest were guests of the Florida Cit-
rus Production Credit Association, Or-
lando. at the Daytona Plaza Hotel, with
Al Whitmore, Secretary-Treasurer, as
host. Appearing on the program was a
boy from each of the winning Chapters,
who gave a summary of chapter activi-
ties that helped to win the award.

THURSDAY EVENING
A program was given at the Daytona
Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce
meeting at Morrison's Imperial House,
with the Ft. Pierce String Band furnish-
ing the music, and Broward Creamer,
Blountstown, State Champion Harmonica
Player, playing some selections. Leon
Sims had charge of the program, and
Teddy Carruth, Tulia, Texas, National
FFA Vice-President gave the address.
The sixth session of the Convention
was called to order by the President, and
Harrell Howell, 5th Vice-President was
introduced as Master of ceremonies for
the session, after the official ceremony.
W. T. Loften explained the procedure
for the Public Speaking Contest and in-
troduced the following Judges: Dr. Mar-

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Announcing the District Star Farmers for 1961.


vin A. Brooker, Dean, College of Agri-
culture; Dr. Roy Tew, Acting Head,
Speech Department, University of Flor-
ida; and James Quincey, past State and
National FFA Officer, now assistant to
Congressman D. R. "Billy" Matthews.
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 John Farrar,
National FFA Director of Public Rela-
tions and Information, Washington, D.
C., presented the Future Farmers of
America Foundation Award. The Fu-
ture Farmers of America Foundation cer-
tificate and check for $100 and a pennant
went to first place winner, Gerald Rob-
erts of Palatka; and awards sponsored
by Belk-Lindsey Stores to Bobby Hew-
ett of Grand Ridge-$25 as second place
winner, and John Hester of Pinecrest-
$20 as third place winner. The titles of
their speeches in their respective plac-
ings were: "The Future of Farming,"
"The Future of Farming," and "Farm-
ing and Free Enterprise vs. Commun-
ism." The State Winner in this Contest
will represent Florida in the Tri-State
Public Speaking Contest to be held in
Daytona Beach, Florida, July 12, 1961.
John McCarty, 1st Vice-President, ex-
plained the State Quartet Contest, and
introduced the following Judges: Ralph
Lougee, Dr. Hal Gordon, and Wayne
Fowler. The awards in the Quartet Con-
test, sponsored by the Florida FFA As-
sociation, were presented by Wayne
Fowler to the following: Bartow (Joe
Roberts, Charles Waller, Dennis Ford,
and Harold Wilson)-$20 and Pennant;
Wauchula (Peace River) (Lynn Revell,
Marcus Shackelford, Walter Mann and
Hugh Bradley, accompanied by Miss
Brenda Pierson)-$15; Newberry (Barry
Green, Clarence Holt, Raymond Frier,
and Junior Brown, accompanied by Mrs.
Audrey Turner)-$10; Baker (Ronnie
Courtney, Chad Wilkinson, Freddie
Stanley, and Mayhew Peaden, accom-
panied by Dale Grief with guitar)-$5;
and South Sumter Chapter at Bushnell
(Franklin Murphy, Wayne King, Nor-
mon Story, and Wayne Hooten, accom-
panied by Miss Frances Wall)-$5. The
Bartow State Champion Quartet will rep- Top photo shows: Teddy Carruth, National Vice-President from Tulia, Texas, pre-
resent Florida in the Tri-State FFA senting Scrapbook Awards to representatives of winning Chapters: 4th-Ft. Pierce;
Quartet Contest to be held in Daytona 3rd-Jennings; 2nd-Vernon; and 1st-Mulberry. Middle photo shows: Al Whit-
more, Sec.-Treas., Florida Citrus Production Credit Assn., Orlando, speaking at the
Beach, July 12, 1961. Dinner sponsored by his Association. Bottom photo shows: C. M. Lawrence, Sup-
Charles Douglas Waller of the Bartow ervisor of Agricultural Education in Area III, and a member of the Florida Cattle-
Chapter was presented a Dairy Effi- men's Association, presenting the 1961 Florida Cattlemen's Association Beef Breed-
ciency Plaque from the National Dairy ing Awards.

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John McCarty, Jr., 1st State Vice-Presi-
dent, and his father and mother, as Vic-
tor Butler presents them with the Honor-
ary State Farmer Degree and Certificate
of Merit.


Victor Butler, State FFA President, pre-
senting Certificate of Merit to Mrs.
Marler, mother of Dale, 3rd State Vice-
President. Mr. Marler received the
Honorary State Farmer Degree.


Victor Butler, State President, presenting
Certificate of Merit to Mrs. Vorpagel,
mother of David, 6th State Vice-Presi-
dent. Mr. Vorpagel received the Hon-
orary State Farmer Degree.


Products Corporation, New York, and
a certificate and check for $100 from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
as Star State Dairy Farmer, by H. B.
Gassaway, Field Representative of Seal-
test Foods Plant, Tampa. District win-
ners receiving $25 each from National
Dairy Products Corporation were: Free-
man Cook, Graceville; Kenneth B. Jack-
son, Lafayette Chapter at Mayo; Eli
Beasley, Bronson; Gary Suhl, Kissim-
mee; Leroy Bryan, Kathleen; and George
Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce. Leroy Bryan
received a Special Dairy Efficiency
Plaque as the top district winner.
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.
After a couple of selections were given
by the Wauchula (Peace River) Quartet,
second place winner in the State Contest,
Rev. R. Hugh Hawkins of the Stetson
Baptist Church at DeLand gave the de-
votional. The President then proceeded
with the official opening ceremony, after
which he read a telegram from Girls 4-H
Short Course. He announced that the
voting on State President had resulted
in a run-off between Charles "Chuck"
Beck of Chiefland, and Charles "Chuck"
McIntosh of Turkey Creek.
$250 scholarships from the Florida
Bankers Association to assist them in at-
tending the University of Florida were
presented to George Theron Baragona,
Vernon, and Rodney A. Hammond, Win-
ter Haven, by Stanley Taylor, President,
Florida Bank & Trust Company, Day-
tona Beach.
President Butler announced the results
of the run-off election for President.
Chuck Beck was named the new State
FFA President.
At this time several numbers were ren-
dered by the Bartow State Champion
Quartet.
Harrell Howell, 5th Vice-President,
presented the names of the Nominating
Committee's selections for State Vice-
Presidents, which were approved as fol-
lows: 1st-George Baragona, Vernon; 2nd
-Charles Waller, Bartow; 3rd-Hank
Raatama, Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua;
4th-Walt Dickson, Sopchoppy; 5th-
John Douthat, Wildwood; 6th-Calvin
Arnold, Okeechobee.


Nominations from the floor were made
for the following: 1st-David Shepard,
Marianna; 2nd-George Ruis, Plant City;
Tommy Cunningham, Lakeland; Chuck
McIntosh, Turkey Creek; Wayne Stokes,
Bradenton; 3rd-A. W. Gaylord, Jr.,
Branford; Alvin Lily, Melrose; 5th-
Bernie Merritt, Groveland; Donald Hov-
ey, Ocoee; Edward McClellan, DeLand;
John Grossenbacker, Apopka; David
White, Inverness (Citrus); 6th-Willie
Veal, Pahokee.
Walt Dickson was unanimously elected
as 4th Vice-President at this time.
Presentation of Farm Electrification
Awards was made by J. R. Saunders, Jr.,
Agricultural Engineer, Florida Power
Corporation, St. Petersburg, as follows:
to the State Winner, Don Nicholson of
Quincy, a Certificate and check for $100
from the Future Farmers of America
Foundation and a $100 Savings Bond
from the Florida Power & Light Com-
pany of Miami, Florida Power Corpora-
tion of St. Petersburg, Tampa Electric
Company, Tampa, and Gulf Power Com-
pany of Pensacola. The following Dis-
trict Winners were awarded $50 Savings
Bonds by the electrical organizations: I
-Charles Edward Brock, Vernon; II-
Lewis Ward, Havana; III-Barney Jo-
seph Stephens, Santa Fe at Alachua; IV
-Hiram Russell Cross, South Sumter at
Bushnell; V-George Harley O'Cain,
Mulberry; VI-Ronald B. Smith, Ft.
Pierce. Each of the winners previously
had received County Farm Electrification
Awards of a $25 Savings Bond from one
of the electrical organizations.
Several committee reports were read
and approved at this time.
After some announcements and intro-
ductions, the meeting adjourned.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the District
Winners and Advisers of the Farm Elec-
trification Contest. Co-sponsors of the
luncheon were Florida Power Corpora-
tion, Tampa Electric Company, Florida
Power & Light Company, and Gulf Power
Company. Murray Langford handled the
program.
A special luncheon was also held at
the Daytona Plaza Hotel for the District
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 Jack B. Salt as host. Bill
Fletcher had charge of the program.
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Shown above are the top four Demonstrations in the State Contest.







FRIDAY AFTERNOON
The eighth session was called to order
by the President.
Some committee reports were read
and accepted.
The first ballot for Vice-President was
held during the noon hour.
Luther Beauchamp, 4th Vice-Presi-
dent, introduced his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. O. Beauchamp, Sr., at this time,
and President Butler presented his father
with the Honorary State Farmer Degree,
as they could not be present on Saturday
morning for the Presentation of Parents.
His mother had previously received a
Certificate of Merit.
The Chapter Scrapbook Awards were
presented by Teddy Carruth, Tulia,
Texas, National Vice-President to the
following: The Mulberry Chapter, as
State Winner, received $25.00 and a Pen-
nant. Other District winners were Vern-
on, Jennings, and Fort Pierce, each re-
ceiving $10.00. Judges were Dr. T. W.
Strickland, R. A. Miessen, Thurman J.
Bailey, and Lamar Allen.
President Butler 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, be-
fore and after his address.
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 Bradenton, which re-
ceived $40 and a Gold Plaque; second-
Quincy, which received $25 and a Silver
Plaque; and third-Ft. Pierce, 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-
Vernon, Malone, Jay, Walnut Hill; II-
Quincy, Mayo, Havana, Jasper; III-
Alachua (Santa Fe), Macclenny (Baker
Co.), Trenton, Chiefland; IV-Inverness
(Citrus), Ocala, Reddick (N. Marion).
Crystal River; V-Bradenton, Bartow,
Mulberry, Winter Haven; VI-Ft. Pierce,
Homestead (S. Dade), Miami-Edison,
Hialeah. Increased interest was shown
this year by the Chapters as indicated
by their Accomplishment Reports. Those
having Superior Rating (94) received a
plaque, or a button to be placed on the
plaque which they received last year.
At this time the Honorary State Farm-
er Degree was presented to Paul F. Da-
vis, Principal of Manatee High School,
and Raymond F. Lee, Adviser of the
Bradenton Chapter.
The retiring State Vice-Presidents
made their individual reports to the dele-
gates and they were approved.
President Butler then made several in-

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Hon. Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent of Pubc Instruction, congratulating
George Culverhouse, Jr., 1961 Star State Farmer; M and Mrs. Culverhouse, and
Ed Raikes, Adviser, Ft. Pierce FFA Chapter.
- - - -- -- -- -- *- l


Top photo shows J. E. Gorman, General Manager, Florida Retail Federation, receiv-
ing present from top Chapters. Center photo: Part of the head table at the Farm
Safety Luncheon sponsored by the Standard Oil Company of Jacksonville. Bot-
tom photo: Part of the head table at the Delegates and Advisers Dinner.







The President turned the meeting over
to David Vorpagel, 6th Vice-President,
who acted as Master of Ceremonies for
the remainder of the program.
A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary, Flor-
ida Association, FFA, made some an-
nouncements concerning the Sweetheart
Contest. The Turkey Creek Quartet sang
several numbers while waiting for the re-
sults of the Sweetheart Contest to be an-
nounced. James E. Gorman introduced
the following Judges for the Sweetheart
Contest: Senator E. Wm. Gautier, New
Smyrna Beach, Representative Fred
Karl, Daytona Beach, and Representa-
tive E. C. Rowell, Wildwood.
Maryjean Henyey of Hilliard was se-
lected State Sweetheart of the Florida
Association, FFA for 1961-62. She was
crowned by Tillie Smith, 1960-61 Sweet-
heart, while the Bartow Quartet sang
"Let Me Call You Sweetheart," with
Chuck McIntosh at the piano, and James
E. Gorman presented her with a trophy
and for her chapter a pennant from the
Florida Association, FFA. The cash
awards, sponsored by the Belk-Lindsey
stores of Florida were: $100 to the State
Sweetheart and $20 to each of the other
contestants, who were: Betsy Rumpf,
Lakeview Chapter at Winter Garden;
Anita Miles, Walton Chapter at DeFu-
niak Springs; Linda Faye O'Steen, La-
Fayette Chapter at Mayo; Babbs Be-
ville, Pompano Beach; and Sally Fuller,
Largo. M. C. Roche, Adviser at Ocala,
was in charge of arrangements, assisted
by Bruce Howell, Adviser at Lakeland.

SATURDAY MORNING
The tenth and final session of the con-
vention was called to order by the Presi-
dent. Tillie Smith, 1960-61 Sweetheart,
led in group singing. The Devotional
was given by Rev. Glen E. Smith of the
Christian Missionary Alliance, Daytona
Beach, after which the delegation spent
a few moments of silent prayer in mem-
ory of friends and loved ones who had
departed during the past year.
G. M. Nation, District Manager, Inter-
nationll Harvester Company, Jackson-
ville, assisted by H. M. Lasson, Sales
Promo;ion Supervisor, also of Jackson-
ville, presented the Soil and Water Man-
agement Awards. The State Winner,
Murdo:k Leroy Gillis, of the Ponce De-
Leon Chapter received a certificate and
check lor $100 from the Future Farmers
of Am(rica Foundation and a $100 Sav-
ings Bond from the International Har-
vester 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 International Har-
vester Dealers of Florida. These win-
ners in their respective placings by dis-
tricts were as follows: I-George T. Bara-
gona, Vernon; Charles Byrd, Walnut
Hill; II- Tommy Strange, Havana;
David King, Jasper; Johnny Suber,
Quincy; III-William E. Sterling, Starke;
Hayward Philman, Bell; Joe Kirkman,
Macclenny; IV-Doyle Lee, Groveland;
Edmond Harrison, Ocoee; Nelson Monty


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Presentation of the Honorary State
Farmer Degree to W. 0. Beauchamp, Sr.,
father of Luther, 4th Vice-President.
Mrs. Beauchamp in the background.


Victor Butler, State President, present-
ing Certificate of Merit to Mrs. Howell,
mother of Harrell, 5th Vice-President.
Mr. Howell received the Honorary State
Farmer Degree.


Victor Butler, State President, present-
ing Certificate of Merit to Mrs. Leila B.
Smith, Publishing Executive of Turner
E. Smith & Company, Atlanta, Ga.

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Top photo shows C. M. Lawrence, Supervisor of Agricultural Education in Area III,
presenting the Florida Cattlemen's Association Feeder Steer Awards. (L to R):
Jerry Hollingsworth, Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua, his Adviser, Richard Kelly;
Tommy Ussery, Leon Chapter at Tallahassee; Harold Wilson and Paul Osborne,
Bartow; George Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce; Ronald Thompson, Marianna, receiving the
State Award, and his Adviser, R. F. Toole. Bottom photo: Tommy Wetherell,
Manager of the Daytona Beach Sears, Roebuck Store, presenting the Banquet Chick
Awards.














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Tillie Smith, 1960-61 State Sweetheart with the six District Sweethearts. (L to R):
Tillie, Sally Fuller, Largo; Betsy Rumpf, Lakeview at Winter Garden; Maryjean
Henyey, Hilliard; Anita Miles, DeFuniak Springs; Linda Faye O'Steen, Mayo; and
Babs Beville, Pompano.









1961-62 Officers

(Continued from page 12)
Clinic and was a delegate to the State
Convention.
He was President of his Junior Class,
Youth Fellowship, an officer in the Sun-
day School, a member of football and
basket ball teams, Beta Club, High
School Band, Farm Bureau, Church
Choir, Student Council, Chairman of
Student Council Project Committee, Elks
Basketball Tourney, and has won many
honors and awards.
John's Improvement Projects consisted
of breed improvement of livestock, build-
ing fences, installing waterworks, beau-
tifying home, keeping farm records, reno-
vating citrus, rearranging fences and
fields, repairing and painting farm build-
ing, and starting home fruit orchard.

WILLIE N. VEAL, JR.
6th Vice-President
VILLIE VEAL, newly-elected Sixth Vice-
President, representing the Sixth Dis-
trict, is the 20 year old son of Mr. and
Ivirs. W. N. Veal. He is a recent gradu-
i ,e of Pahokee High School and a mem-
t r of the F.F.A. Chapter.
Willie's supervised farming program
tlis year consisted of 100 beef-breeding
cows. He weans his calves in the fall
and brands them before putting them to
pasture on rye grass in addition to a
regular supplementary feeding. In the
spring they are culled and sold at the
market. The best heifers are kept
for future breeding. As always this
project entails such additional pro-
jects as building fences, sheds, and spe-
cial drainage work, and there is always
repair to be done and branding of cattle
kept.
His leadership activities in the F.F.A.
Chapter included serving as Sentinel,
Vice-President, President, and member of
the Supervised Farming Committee. He
has participated in several Fairs and
Livestock Shows, Chapter Banquets, co-
operative projects, and sub-district con-
tests and livestock judging team at the
State Fair in Tampa. He also received
the Elk's Club Trophy award for the out-
standing senior agriculture student. He
was a delegate to the State F.F.A. Con-
vention.
His other leadership abilities to the
school and community included being
Vice-president of the Junior Class, chair-
man of the prom committee, President of
the M.Y.F., President of the Student
Council, chairman of the Youth Fund
Drive for Pahokee Youth Center, dele-
gate to Student Council State Conven-
tion, and captain of the football team,
4-H Member and counselor at 4-H sum-
mer camp.

JACK HALTIWANGER and Terry White, vo-
cational agriculture teachers at Lake
City, have been awarded Affiliate Mem-
bership Certificates in the National As-
sociation of Soil Conservation Districts.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1961


George Talbott, Manager, Production and Marketing Division, Florida Fruit &
Vegetable Association, presenting a Demonstration Award, as John Farrar, National
Director of Public Relations and Information, FFA, announces the results.


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Rick Allen, Past President of the State Boys' 4-H Council, speaking at the A.G.R.
Breakfast.


J. E. Gorman, General Manager, Florida Retail Federation, Jacksonville, presented
2nd and 3rd place awards in Public Speaking from Belk-Lindsey Stores. Others in
picture: Jacques Waller, Pinecrest, Adviser of John Hester; Leroy Sumner, Grand
Ridge, Adviser of Robert Hewett; John Eubanks, Adviser of Gerald Roberts, Palatka,
State Champion Public Speaker, and John Farrar, National FFA Director of Public
Relations and Information.



















Judging Vegetables at 1961 State FFA
Convention.

the boys submitted to the Institute, they
described the following typical activities:
"Bought livestock, spray materials, fer-
tilizer and supplies cooperatively amount-
ing to $6,594; borrowed $5,950 to carry on
their projects; sold $29,259 worth of vege-
tables and ornamental plants to coopera-
tives; carried on farming projects raising
potatoes, tomatoes, pole beans, squash,
field peas, ornamental plants, other vege-
tables, poultry, orchids (1,000 plants),
and beef. They planned activities with
adult leaders in cooperative business, vis-
iting the co-ops and attending meetings
to learn more about this form of business
activity."


Editorial
(Continued from page 3)
But, in the United States-because of
our advances in agriculture-we are the
best fed people in the world, and still
have food left over to feed the hungry
people of other nations. Because the
Soviets are more afraid of this than any
other thing we have, agriculture is our
best line of defense. Let's keep agricul-
ture strong in America.


Convention
(Continued from page 20)
Henyey, entertained with vocal selections
at this time.
President Victor Butler gave his Re-
tiring report, which was unanimously ap-
proved.
The following parents were presented
to the delegates and guests by the State
Officers, after which President Butler
presented each father with the Honorary
State Farmer Degree and each mother
with a Certificate of Merit: Mr. and Mrs.
John McCarty; Mr. and Mrs. Buck Mar-
ler; Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Howell; Mr. and
Mrs Lawrence R. Vorpagel; and Mr. and
Mrs. C. V. Butler.
Teddy Carruth, National Vice-Presi-
dent from Tulia, Texas, gave a brief talk
to the delegation.
The new officers of the Florida Asso-
ciation, Future Farmers of America for
1961-62 were officially installed with the
appropriate Future Farmer Ceremony
and escorted to their respective stations
by the retiring officers. Retiring Presi-
dent Victor Butler turned the gavel over
to President Chuck Beck, who then as-
sumed his duties as President. Presi-
dent Beck talked to the delegation briefly

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1961


David King, Jasper, receiving the Rayonier Forestry Scholarship from Ernest P.
Davis, Manager, Southeast Timber Division, Fernandina Beach, with his Adviser,
R. S. McMillan.


Luncheon for the Farm Electrification winners-sponsored by Florida Power Corpora-
tion, Tampa Electric, Gulf Power Company and Florida Power and Light Company.


Farm Electrification Award winners, District; Charles Edward Brock, Vernon; Lewis
Ward, Havana; Barney Joseph Stephens, Santa Fe at Alachua; Hiram Russell Cross,
South Sumter at Bushnell; George Harley O'Cain, Mulberry; and Ronald B. Smith,
Ft. Pierce-State winner, Don Nicholson, Quincy, and James R. Saunders, Jr., Agri-
cultural Engineer, Florida Power Corporation who presented the awards for the Fu-
ture Farmers of America Foundation; Florida Power Corporation, Tampa Electric,
Gulf Power Company and Florida Power and Light Co.


and presented outgoing President Butler
with a gavel, on which was engraved the
names of the 1960-61 Officers.
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, presented
each of the retiring officers with a past
state officers pin and after a few an-
nouncements, the 33rd Annual Conven-
tion, Future Farmers of America, was de-
clared adjourned by President Beck.
The 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 1960-61 and 1961-62 State Officers,
several Past State Presidents and special
guests, with members of the supervisory
staff attended this luncheon which was
held at the Daytona Plaza Hotel. Grady
M. Nation had charge of the luncheon,
assisted by H. M. Lasson.













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H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser, pre-
senting the J. F. Williams Memorial
Scholarship to Clyde Rogers, (South J. D. Garden, a representative of Wilson-Toomer Fertilizer Company, Mayo, speak-
Dade) Homestead, and Kenneth LeRoy ing at the State Farmer Luncheon sponsored by his company.
Lee, Branford.


Jack B. Salt, Sales Director, Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company of Jacksonville,
presenting the State Farmer Certificates
and Awards.


Fish-fry at "Beach Rest" for F.F.A. members and guests, sponsored by Florida Ford
Tractor Company, Jacksonville.


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