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FFA Calendar of Events
(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)
Event and Type*
Place and Date
Event and Type*
Place and Date
Production and Marketing Vegetable Entries
for Florida Fruit and Vegetable Awards Area Supervisor ..... 1
FFA Poultry Production Program Report... Area Supervisor .. 1
Suwannee River Youth Fair (0)............ Fannin Springs 4- 5
Fire Prevention Week (N) ................... Local Chapters .. 8-14
Southeastern Fat Stock Show.............. Ocala ....... .. 9-10
National FFA Convention (N)............. Kansas City, Mo. 10-13
Slash Pine Forest and Farm Festival (O)... Lake City ...... .10-14
Citrus County Fair ....... ............ Inverness ........ 11-14
Mid-Florida Feeder Stocker Sale .......... Orlando ............ 16
Jr. Livestock and Poultry Show (A)........ Ocala ........... 16-17
Bradford County Fair .................... Starke ..........16-21
Suwannee County Fair ..................... Live Oak ........ 16-21
Inter-State Fair .................... Pensacola ....... 16-22
Stocker-Feeder-Veal Sale ................. Kissimmee .........18
Northeast Florida Fair (S) ................ Callahan ........18-21
Range Station Field Day .................. Ona ...............20
Jackson County Fair ...................... Marianna .... ...23-28
Florida Cattlemen's Assn. Convention ....... Lakeland .......25-27
Greater Jacksonville Fair .................. Jacksonville. .25-Nov. 4
Harvest Fair ............................. Crestview ...29-Nov. 4
Bay County Fair ......................... Panama City 30-Nov. 4
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S) ..... Area Supervisor ... .31
Membership Dues (S) .................. State Adviser ...... 31
North Florida Fair (S) ................... Tallahassee. .31-Nov. 4
Deadline-Improving Agriculture and
Leadership Application (S) ............ State Adviser 1
Sumter's All Florida Breeder's Show (S).... Webster ..... ... 1- 4
Hereford Bull Sale ................ ....... Webster ........... 2
M & M Angus Sale ...................... Belle Glade ...... 3
Flagler Cracker Day ..................... Bunnell .... ....... 4
Florida Farm Bureau Convention .......... Miami Beach ... 5- 8
Hardee County Fair ..................... Wauchula ....... 6-11
Putnam County Fair ................... Palatka ......... 6-11
Levy County Fair ............... .........W illiston ........ 7-11
DeSoto County Fair ...................... Arcadia .......... 7-11
Hernando County Fair ..................... Brooksville ... 7-11
Walton County Fair ....................... DeFuniak Springs 9-11
Deadline-Entries Sears Livestock Im-
provement Program (Beef Cattle) (S)... Area Supervisor ....15
Naval Stores Forestry Program
(Final Report) (S) ....... ........ State Adviser ...... 1
Deadline-Entries Mechanizing Florida
Agricultural Awards (S) .......... Area Supervisor 1
N. J. V. G. A. Convention (N) ......... Detroit, Mich... 3- 7
Florida Angus Bull Sale (S) ............. Belle Glade ........ 5
Santa Fe Sunshine Sale ................... Alachua ... 13
Highlands County Fair .............. .. Sebring .... ..15-20
Manatee County Fair ..... ...... ....... Palmetto .22-27
Ocala Bull Sale .......... Ocala 23
Pasco County Fair ................... Dade City .......24-27
A. N. C. A. Convention ..................Tampa 24-27
South Florida Fair and Exposition ........ W. Palm Bch. 26-Feb. 3
Dade County Youth Show .. ............. Miami ....... 28-31
Southwest Florida Fair ..... ............. Ft. Myers .. 29-Feb. 3
Deadline-State Farmer Degree
Application (S) ............. ...... Area Supervisor .... 1
Deadline-American Farmer Degree
Application (S) ....................... Area Supervisor .... 1
Southeastern Fat Stock Show and Sale ..Ocala .......... 5-10
Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S). Tampa ........ 6-10
Florida Hereford Sale ...................... Ocala ........
Eastern Charolais-Charbray Sale ........... Ocala ..............10
F. F. A. Day-Florida State Fair (S) ....... Tampa ..... .... .10
Florida State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S).Tampa ..........12-17
Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show .... ..... Kissimmee ... 21-25
Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Show .... Fannin Springs ..22-23
North Florida Livestock Show and Sale .... Madison .... .... 26-27
Pinellas County Fair and Horse Show ...... Largo ... 26-March 3
Central Florida Fair ... ................. Orlando ..27-March 3
Hendry County Fair ....................... Clewiston .27-March 3
* (N)-National, (C)-County, (A)-Area, (S)-State,
Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S) Area Supervisor 1
Deadline-Farm Electrification Award
Application (S) ............ .....Area Supervisor 1
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A)......... Gainesviue
Southern Classic Angus Sale ............... Thomasville, Ga ... 3
Florida Strawberry Festival .............. Plant City 5-10
Hillsborough Co. Jr. Agricultural Fair ......Plant City ...... 5-10
Volusia County Fair ..................... DeLand ......... 5-10
Polk County Youth Fair .................. Bartow .......8 9 10
Seminole County Fair ...................... Sanford .......8, 9, 10
Florida Citrus Exposition (S) ............ Winter Haven ...10-17
Lake County Fair and Flower Show ....... Eustis ..........2-17
Martin County Fair ....................... Stuart ......... 12-17
National Brahman Show .................. Bartow .........14-16
Collier County Fair ............ .... Naples
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A).......... Live Oak
Deadline-Soil & Water Management
Award Application (S) ................. Area Supervisor .15
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award
Application (S) ................... Area Supervisor ... 15
Better Dairy Pasture Essay .......... ... .Area Supervisor 15
Sarasota County Fair ... ........ ...... Sarasota .........19-24
Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S) Area Supervisor ... I
Copies Public Speaking (S-D) .......... Chairman .......... 3
West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale .... Quincy ........ 3 4, 5
Sub-District Contests (S-D) .............. Chairman ....... 13-14
Deadline- National Band (N) ............State Adviser ..... 15
U. F. Beef Cattle Short Course ......... Gainesville
Copies Public Speaking (D) ............. Chairman ....... 24
Naval Stores Forestry Program Entry (S) State Adviser
Deadline-Entries Chapter Forest
Contest (S) ................. .......Area Supervisor
Deadline-Farm Safety Award App. (S) ... Area Supervisor
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest Entries (S).. Area Supervisor
Report (S) ........... ... ...........Area Supervisor
Chapter Cooperative Leadership Scrapbooks
with Chapter Accomplishment Report ..... Area Supervisor
District Contests (0) .................. .. Chairman .......
Copies Public Speaking (A) ................ Chairman
Area Contests (A) ......... ... . Chairman
Copies Public Speaking (S) ............... Chairman
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S) ...... Area Supervisor
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S) .
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C) Area Supervisor
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) ..... .. State Convention ... 12
Special Delegates & Advisers Dinner (S) .... State Convention ...12
Judging, Grading, Identification and
Demonstration Contests (S) ........... State Convention 12
State FFA Convention (S) ................ Daytona Beach .12-16
Annual Fish Fry (S) .............. . Daytona Beach .....13
Bandshell Program (S) ................. Daytona Beach ...13
Judging Entries Chapter Forestry
Contest (S) ............... .... State Adviser 18-22
State Forestry Camp, Dists. I, V, VI (S) ..Camp O'Leno
Vocational Agriculture Teachers
Conference (S) ...................... Daytona Beach
Tri-State Contests (Public Speaking
and Quartet) ............ ...
State Forestry Camp, Dist. II, III, IV (S) Camp O'Leno
State Officers Executive Meeting ... ...... Daytona Beach
State Officers Goodwill Tour ......................... .
Leadership Training Camp Miniwanca ..... Shelby, Mich . 12-25
(O)-Open, (SD)-Sub-District, (TS)-Tri-State
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
By Way of Editorial Comment:
Florida's Forest Ranger School
by JUSTIN R. WEDDELL
Vice-President, Florida Forestry Association
IT IS BOTH an honor and a privilege to be given this opportunity to say something to
the young men who make up the Florida Association of Future Farmers of America.
Nine years ago, at Daytona Beach, I was one of those who were given the Honorary
Degree of State Farmer. That citation is one of my prized possessions. It is in front
of me as I write.
Our forests, their development and use,
are vital to our State's economy. For-
estry is a branch of agriculture. The
Tree Farm is more than a name. In Flor-
ida there are over five million acres of
growing timber designated as "Tree
Farms," leading or matching any other
State in the nation. Our tree growth dif-
fers from other crops principally in the
timing of its harvest. It is a perennial
rather than an annual crop. And this 7-
gives to the tree farmer the advantage of
timing his harvest to fit the market. It
also places upon him the burden of sound
management so that he gets the most out
of his forest acreage. And that calls for
skills in forestry and training in how to
manage a woodlot or a forest of thous-
ands of acres.
Education in handling our trees runs
from a boy's experience on the farm un-
der his father's direction, through the
schooling he may receive and the field
demonstration that Future Farmers are
familiar with, to the School of Forestry
at the University. In this editorial I want
to talk about one particular stage in this
educational process-the Forest Ranger Justin R. Weddell
School at Lake City. It plays a distinct
and vital part in the pattern of training.
The Ranger School was organized back as part of its School of Forestry. Its ob-
in 1947 by local citizens, who took over jective was to train young men as forest
the facilities of the Lake City Naval Air rangers, in a concentrated classroom and
Station when it was de-phased after field training course of one year, so that
World War II. Within two years it was they could under-pin the work of profes-
taken over by the University of Florida sional foresters. The school was pattern-
The Cover Victor Butler, past State FFA President, with the filly
that was presented to him for being the outstanding
Future Farmer in the State, by Doyle Conner, State Commissioner of Agriculture,
for the Florida Quarter Horse Association. On the left, Raymon Tucker, of Haw
Creek Ranch, Bunnell, owner of the filly, Quarter Horse breeder and Director of
the Florida Quarter Horse Association. On the right, E. L. "Geech" Partin, Kissim-
mee, President of the Quarter Horse Association. Presentation was made in Kissim-
mee prior to the first annual Florida Quarter Horse Sale.
ed after the only other ranger school in
the country-the New York State Ranger
School. It is still one of two schools of
this character available to our youth,
although several other states are now
planning a similar type of sub-profes-
sional training in forestry. The success
of its graduates in finding useful jobs,
and the value of their services to industry
and the Forest Service, has focused at-
tention on this vocational schooling.
Under the guidance of its first Super-
intendent, "Click" Mathewson and the
present Superintendent, Herb Attaway,
the Florida Ranger School has grown
from a graduating class of twelve to sixty,
and next year's enrollment will be in-
creased to seventy-five. It is significant
that applications for enrollment have for
many years far exceeded the number of
students who could be taken in. Last
year fifteen states were represented in
the student body.
The attention of the 1961 Florida Leg-
islature was directed to the work of the
Ranger School and its important contri-
bution to forestry. Within a year the
Ranger School will become a part of the
Junior College system which has done
much to broaden and strengthen our
State's educational pattern. The Colum-
bia County Junior College will be located
on the site of the Ranger School, and this
vocational course for forest technicians
will be the foundation stone of that new
institution. The curriculum of the Ran-
ger School and its professional staff will
be guided still by the School of Forestry
at the University, and its identity as a
Forest Ranger School will be maintained.
The Florida Forestry Association,
which I have had the privilege of serving
as an officer and director from the day
the Ranger School was started, has
watched the progress of this school with
satisfaction. We were instrumental in
making it a part of the School of For-
estry, and we have worked with the school
authorities and its sponsors, as well as
with the Legislature, in bringing about
its new status. The Association suggests
to our young friends, the future farmers
of Florida, that they acquaint themselves
with the work of this growing school. It
offers opportunities hard to overstate.
The Florida Future Farmer
VOL. XXII, No. 4
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879, at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida. Advertising Representative: Cody Publications, Inc., 847-2801, Box
891, Kissimmee, Florida. Area Representatives: Jacksonville, 2777 Claremont Circle, EXbrook 8-5563;
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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 Fall, 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 0.
4th Vice-Pres. Nathan R. Cushman, Norwich, donn
Student Sec'v .... 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.
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.
34th Annual Convention
OVER 150 members, advisors and friends
of the Florida Association, Future Farm-
ers of America will travel to Kansas City,
Missouri, for the 34th Annual National
FFA Convention, October 10-13. It is
expected to attract over 10,000 FFA mem-
bers and friends from the 50 states and
The Florida delegation will be led by
Victor Butler from Havana, past State
FFA President, and Chuck Beck, Chief-
land, State President, who will serve as
the State's "official delegates." The six
State FFA Vice-Presidents have been
designated as alternates. Two delegates
from each state form the Convention's
voting body. Two Florida Future Farm-
ers will participate in the FFA's "Mail
Order" National Band. They will re-
main through Saturday Morning, October
14, when they will participate in the 1961
American Royal Livestock and Horse
Nine of the Florida farm boys expect
to receive the American Farmer Degree,
highest degree of achievement offered by
the FFA. Only one member in 1,000
may attend. It is given for outstanding
achievement in farm and rural leader-
ship. Each American Farmer receives a
gold key, certificate, and $125 check from
the National FFA Foundation.
Three Florida FFA Chapters have en-
tries in the National Awards Program,
and will have representatives in Kansas
City to hear the results of their efforts.
These chapters include the Bradenton
Chapter, Quincy Chapter, and the Ft.
Since George Culverhouse, 1961 Star
State Farmer, winner of the Florida
Power Corporation Leadership Award,
and the Mid-States Steel and Wire Com-
pany Area Award, will not be able to at-
tend, Willie Veal of the Pahokee Chap-
ter will carry the State Flag in the cere-
mony Wednesday night, featuring the
presentation of the 1961 Star Farmer of
America Awards. The other two Area
Star Farmers attending will be Don
Nicholson of the Quincy Chapter, with
his advisor, Murray Langford; and Hor-
ace Allen of the Crystal River Chapter,
with his advisor, Murray Langford; and
Horace Allen of the Crystal River Chap-
ter, with his advisor, DeWitt Crawford,
as they received Leadership and Area
The Starke FFA Livestock Judging
Team, composed of Wayne Stalnaker,
Henry Mizell, Louie Johns, and Henry
Harrell, alternate, with their advisor,
Curtiss A. Marlowe, will represent Flor-
ida in the Livestock Judging Contest.
The FFA Meats Judging Team will be
composed of two boys from the Santa Fe
Chapter at Alachua and two boys from
Ocala. Mr. Troy Caruthers, advisor of
the Ocala-Silver Springs Chapter will
take the boys to the National Convention,
through the sponsorship of the State De-
partment of Agriculture.
The Hialeah FFA Poultry Judging
Team composed of Richard Roberts,
Douglas Orr, Ronnie McCranie, and Hoyt
Northcutt, alternate, will be accompanied
by their advisor, B. G. Cromer.
Appearing on the National Conven-
tion Program will be the State Commis-
sioner of Agriculture, Doyle Conner,
former State and National President.
Chuck McIntosh will be participating in
the National Talent Program.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
Call For National Convention
To MEMBERS OF THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA: By the powers vested
in me as National President of the Future Farmers of America, I am issuing
a call for all State Associations and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to
send delegates to the National Convention which will be held in the Munici-
pal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, October 11-13, 1961.
All chartered State Associations in good standing with the national or-
ganization are expected to send two official delegates and two alternates
from the active membership. It is urged that those members serving as offi-
cial delegates arrive in Kansas City in time for the Officer-Delegate Luncheon
at noon on Tuesday, October 10. State Associations should also have in
attendance those candidates recommended for the American Farmer Degree,
candidates for national office, those members who are to receive awards,
and others who have official business in the convention.
Any local Chapter of the FFA is entitled to have a maximum of six or
10% of the total membership, whichever is greatest of carefully selected
members and one advisor attend the convention, provided they come to Kan-
sas with properly completed official registration cards bearing the signatures
of their chapter advisor, school principal or superintendent, parent, and State
Advisor. This number does not include award winners, members on official
status, such as band, judging team, Courtesy Corps, etc.
This year your convention program has been carefully planned in order
to embrace more of the American Royal Live Stock and Horse Show. The
convention sessions themselves have been designed to hold the National
Public Speaking Contest, recognize outstanding achievements, execute busi-
ness, demonstrate and promote leadership training, elect new officers for
next year, and to serve as an inspirational and informative experience to all
The Thirty-Fourth Annual Convention will be the highlight of our FFA
year. We, therefore, urge all Future Farmers who will attend the conven-
tion to be present at all sessions from Wednesday morning, October 11
through Friday evening, October 13.
August 11, 1961
Featured in the String Band will be
the State Champions from the Groveland
Chapter and their advisors, R. A. Camp-
bell and Fred G. Garner.
David King, Jasper Chapter, and his
advisor, R. S. McMillan, winner of the
State Forestry Contest sponsored by the
Seaboard Air Line Railway Company,
will be attending the Convention through
arrangements of R. N. Hoskins, General
Forestry Agent, Seaboard Air Line Rail-
road Company. David will be accom-
panied by Mr. Hoskins and other State
winners from the Southeast on a tour in-
cluding Richmond, Virginia; Baltimore,
Maryland; Washington; and Philadel-
phia, before going to Kansas City.
Houston Taff, Crawfordville Chapter,
winner of the third State Naval Stores
Award, sponsored by the Naval Stores
Industry, will attend the National Con-
vention, along with his advisor, Shephard
Stanley Carver, Treasurer of the Mil-
ton Chapter, and his advisor, A. P.
Hughes, will be attending as State Win-
ner of the Chapter Forestry Contest,
sponsored by the St. Regis Paper Com-
David Shepard, Marianna, A. W. Gay-
lord, Jr., Branford, and Hubert Larry
Walker, Mulberry will accompany Ted
Pendarvis, Acting Chief, Florida State
Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville, as the
winners of the State Department of Ag-
Friends of the Future Farmers who
are planning to attend are Jim Saunders,
Agricultural Engineer, Florida Power
Corporation; W. G. Stephens, Principal,
Jefferson High School, Monticello; J. H.
Hyatt, Supervising Principal, Havana
High School; James Higginbotham, Prin-
cipal, Lakeview High, Winter Garden;
Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Butler, Havana; Dr.
E. W. Garris, Head Teacher-Trainer, Ag-
ricultural Education, University of Flor-
ida, Gainesville; Hal Davis, Quincy, past
State President and National FFA Vice-
President; Pat Thomas, Quincy, past
State FFA Officer; Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Gunter, Orlando (Bill is past National
FFA President); Hugh B. Ingram, Su-
pervising Principal, Bradford High
School, Starke; and Lester Hodge, mem-
ber of the Board of Public Instruction in
Another new award winner attending
will be Larry Ford, Malone Chapter, and
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There's a bright, new future
farmers in Florida, and Reddy
part in this development.
of the Annual Flint River Mills Award,
as having the best swine exhibit in the
North Florida Fair.
Most of the Convention's first day,
Tuesday, October 10, will be spent in
registration, Officers and Delegates
Luncheon, Committee Meetings, Talent
Screen, and then practicing that evening
for American Farmer Ceremony, re-
hearsing Star Farmer Program, and
meeting of the Courtesy Corps, and Ush-
er's Meeting. John Douthat, Wildwood
Chapter, and Willie Veal, Pahokee Chap-
ter, have been designated as the official
Ushers from Florida.
Wednesday, October 11, they will hold
the opening session, with the seating of
delegates and welcome address by Mayor
H. Rowe Bartle, Kansas City. Features
of the afternoon session will include the
for up-and-coming young
is mighty glad to play his
Future Farmers are well-trained in efficiency. They know
that Reddy Kilowatt has no match in performing farm
chores better and more economically. Reddy has been help-
ing farmers to farm better... and live better... and he's got
even bigger things planned for the future.
Reddy performs more than 300 different jobs on the modern
farm. He's a willing, tireless "wired helper" whose low wages
4nalt b b to
BIGGEST BARGAIN IN THE FARM BUDGET
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
HELPING BUILD FLORIDA
American Farmer Degree Ceremony and
an address by Doyle Conner, State Com-
missioner of Agriculture, and the Don-
or's Reception. During the evening pro-
gram, the donors to the F.F.A. Founda-
tion, Inc., will be introduced, naming the
Star Farmers and the showing of the 1960
"Four Star Farmers" Movie.
Thursday, October 12, during the
morning program, the F.F.A. will have a
Leadership Training Demonstration and
the awarding of the Farm Participation
Awards. During the afternoon, a special
leadership training feature demonstra-
tion will be given, along with the award-
ing of the Silver and Bronze Chapter
Awards. Thursday evening opens with
a special F.F.A. Band Concert, then the
recognition of past members of the Na-
tional Band, recognition of past Public
New Floridians are Candidates for
DEGREE OF AMERICAN FARMER
at FFA National Convention
VICTOR BUTLER, past President and a
graduate of the Havana High School in
1960, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. V.
Butler. His partnership farming with his
father consists of 500 steers, 325 acres of
corn for grain, 72 acres of shade tobacco,
and 75 head of hogs for meat. He has
100% ownership of 50 steers, 30 acres of
corn for grain, and 14 acres of tobacco.
Victor served as Secretary, Vice-Presi-
dent, and President of his F.F.A. Chap-
ter and as President of the Florida Asso-
ciation, F.F.A.-1960-61. Also, he served
as Chairman of the Leadership, Super-
vised Farming, and the Conduct of Meet-
ing Committees in his Chapter.
He was delegate to the State Conven-
tion for 4 years and the National Con-
vention for 2 years. He participated in
the Parliamentary Procedure Contest,
Officers Leadership Training Meeting,
and was Chairman of the Banquet Com-
mittee. He has been handsomely reward-
ed for his hard work. He has been: Tri-
State Public Speaking Champion, State
President, and Star State Farmer. He
has won many awards in judging and ex-
In High School, he served as a class
officer for 4 years, Sunday School Offi-
cer for 3 years, won letters in baseball
and basketball, and played in the school
He served as Assistant Director of the
Holy Land Friendship Project and was
Counselor to his Church Area Leader-
This past summer, we was acclaimed
as the Outstanding Future Farmer in the
State by the Quarterhorse Breeders Asso-
ciation and was awarded a quarterhorse
filly. Also, he assisted with the State Of-
ficers Goodwill Tour.
His interest in the Future Farmers
seems to be still growing and he is look-
ing forward to receiving the American
GENE CURLS, 22, a graduate of Santa Fe
High School at Alachua in 1958, com-
pleted five years in Vocational Agricul-
ture. In his first year of supervised
farming, he had one acre of corn. By
expanding his program, he was selected
as the Chapter Star Farmer in his Senior
year. This year, Gene had five acres
of corn for grain, 5 head of breeding cat-
tle, 3 steers for meat, and 10 head of
hogs for meat.
During this past year, Gene has been
share-cropping with his uncle and helped
his father on their 300 acre home farm.
He is also renting 200 acres for corn and
25 acres of pasture for his cattle.
Gene was an active member of the
Santa Fe Chapter, serving as Secretary
and Vice-President and twice served as
a delegate to the State Convention. A
member of the Beef Judging Team for
two years he won 2nd in the state last
year. During his junior year, he was
selected as one of the three state winners
in the Spencer Corn Growing Contest.
His other leadership activities included
representative on the Student Council,
Secretary of his class, Secretary of Sun-
day School Class, Senior DeKalb Award,
and Pepsi Cola Merit award winner.
Gene has been a member of many worth-
while committees and functions repre-
senting the chapter, school, and com-
Gene is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Curls of Alachua.
Walter Bond Edwards, Jr.
WALTER BOND EDWARDS, JR., a member
of the Monticello Chapter and a gradu-
ate of the Monticello High School in
1958, is now an established farmer in
Jefferson County. His parents are Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Edwards of Lloyd.
He owns forty acres of land, rents an
additional three hundred and fifty acres
and has access to the home farm of three
hundred and sixty acres. This year, he
has three hundred and fifty acres of corn,
one hundred head of hogs, three acres of
cane, fifty acres of oats, forty-three acres
of peas, and thirty-five acres of water-
Walter was very active in High School
and was selected as Star Farmer of the
Chapter, served as Sentinel of the Chap-
ter, Principal Speaker at two banquets,
and served as alternate delegate to the
He has purchased two complete tractor
outfits, a combine with a corn picker
head, a corn picker, and a wagon. The
total value of the equipment is $15,000.
Walter plans to improve his farming
operation by constructing corn bins on
the farm, planting forty more acres of
pasture, and making a start in beef cat-
Roy Leon Hagan, Jr.
LEON IS the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Leon Hagan, Sr., of Gotha, Florida, and
a grandson of Mrs. Luda Smith Hagan
of Winter Garden, Mrs. Lilla Peacock
and Mr. K. G. Cobia of Live Oak.
He attended Tildenville Elementary
and Lakeview High School of Winter
Garden. While in high school, he played
football for four years and was active in
F.F.A. for four years.
His vocational agriculture program
started in the school year of 54-55 with
90 head of poultry for eggs and 1/16 acre
of truck crops. The following year he
dropped the poultry project and added
beef cattle and ornamentals to his pro-
ductive enterprises, in partnership with
his father. In his Senior year, hogs were
added to his farming program.
Leon started with 1/10 of an acre of
ornamentals under slats in 1956 and has
increased this to slightly over 1/2 acre
under slats. His labor income has in-
creased from $110.35 in 1954-55 to $2,-
140.48 in 1960.
During this time, he graduated from
high school in 1958 and married the for-
mer Miss Betty Jean Stancell of Winter
Garden. He joined the Marine Corps
Reserve, served six months active duty
and has been an active member of
the 8th Engineer Reserve Unit ever since.
He is an active member of the Stark Lake
Baptist Church of Ocoee and has several
hobbies, coin collecting, chess, bowling,
He plans in the near future to expand
his nursery to include several new varie-
ties of plants and to develop a Christmas
tree operation on his father's farm in
P. L. Keen
P. L. KEEN entered Vocational Agricul-
ture in the Manatee High School in Bra-
denton in 1955 with three-fourths acre of
truck crop for his Supervised Farming
In 1957, his program shifted to citrus
and at the present time, he has a ten
acre non-bearing grove, valued at ap-
proximately $10,000. In 1960, he acquir-
ed 100 additional acres of land and is de-
veloping land into permanent improved
pasture with approximate value of $11,-
000. Last year he also got into the beef
cattle business with 41 head of Brahman
cattle, valued at approximately $5,300.
In addition to these productive pro-
jects, P. L. is responsible for managing
the 1,500 acre ranch and grove of his
employer and father-in-law, Leland
Wilkins. P. L. is very active in all of his
community activities. He is considered
by his neighbors and friends as being a
most outstanding young community
leader. Since entering the F.F.A. in
1954, he has been active in all F.F.A.
activities, serving his Chapter in almost
every capacity. Even though he lives
approximately 50 miles from his school,
he has never missed an F.F.A. meeting
or any other F.F.A. activities.
RANDY KING, 21, a graduate of the Jasper
High School in 1958, is the oldest son of
Mrs. T. R. King. In the first year of
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Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
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JACK H. WALKER
(South Dade) Homestead
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(Story starts on opposite page)
P. L. KEEN EDWARD VERTOMMEN
Winter Garden Ornamental
Harry Smith, Owner
Lakeview FFA Chapter
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Fancy Florida Vegetables
(Continued from page 6)
Vocational Agriculture, he had 18 head
of hogs for breeding, 9 head of hogs for
meat, 2 head of cows for breeding, 1.4
acres of cotton, and 4 acres of corn for
grain, in his Supervised Farming Pro-
gram. Since before his father's death,
he has been managing the home farm.
This year he has 2.7 acres of tobacco,
100 acres of corn for grain, 5 acres of
squash, 5 acres of peas, 20 acres of rye
for seed, 100 head of hogs for meat, and
10 sows for breeding.
Randy is very active in his local Chap-
ter. He was vice-president and served
on many judging and Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Teams. He also received the Star
Chapter Farmer Award. He received the
State Forestry Award and the State
Farm Electrification Award. He exhib-
ited many blue ribbon and champion live-
stock in various shows in the State.
Randy spoke before civic groups, was
toastmaster of the Chapter Banquet and
winner of the sub-district Public Speak-
Besides his regular farming program,
Randy has worked with the ASC office
in measuring cotton and tobacco acreage.
He also assembled and demonstrated
farm equipment for a local tractor dealer.
RAY STARTED taking Vocational Agricul-
ture in September, 1955, His projects
consisted of beef cattle and poultry. As
he progressed in agriculture, his Super-
vised Farming Program continued to ex-
pand each year. With his beef cattle pro-
jects he won many awards and honors
at the Marion County Youth Show, the
Southeastern Livestock Show and Sale,
and at the Florida State Fair at Tampa.
He had entries in all three shows every
year since 1955 until he graduated.
His poultry projects have continued to
increase in size and scope. He has fat-
tened and marketed fryers. He has had
around 1800 hens in a caged layer pro-
ject. His turkey project has continued
to increase in size and scope. This year
he has fattened many turkeys for the
market. Other productive projects have
been swine, forestry, corn, peanuts and
pasture grasses for hay and grazing.
Ray has been active in Future Farmers
of America work. He was Sentinel in the
Ocala Chapter FFA in 1956-57. He served
as President of the Chapter in 1957-58,
and was toastmaster at the annual Father
and Son Banquet in May, 1958.
At the Annual State FFA Convention
in June, 1958, Ray received the State
Farmer Degree. He was selected as Area
II Star Farmer of Florida. He won first
place in the District in Farm Mechanics,
Farm Electrification, and Soil and Wa-
ter Management. He was sixth place
state winner in Feeder Steer Contest and
also third place winner in Beef Breeding
Contest. He won Area II Leadership
Award and received an expense paid trip
to the National FFA Convention at Kan-
sas City, Missouri.
Ray is presently serving as president
of the Young Farmer Class, an agricul-
tural class at the Ocala High School
made up of young men who are farming
and have graduated from high school.
Edward Henry Vertommen
EDWARD HENRY VERTOMMEN, the son of
Mrs. Antoinette Vertommen, Pahokee,
Florida, is in partnership with his
mother, and is becoming one of the suc-
cessful muckland farmers in the Glades
Area of Palm Beach County.
He is a graduate of the Pahokee High
School, Pahokee, Florida, and is still liv-
ing on the 160 acre farm where he was
born. He was very active in the F.F.A.
Chapter in high school, participated in
the Parliamentary Procedure Team,
Livestock Judging Team, attended the
State Convention as a delegate, and re-
ceived the State Farmer Degree at the
md of his senior year. In his Senior
year, he was President of the F.F.A.
Chapter, Master of Ceremonies at the
Father and Son Banquet and represented
the school as a Student Rotarian. Start-
ing in his first year of Supervised Farm-
ing, he had five acres of beans, later
cleared two more acres of land and ex-
panded to seven acres of beans. After
graduation from high school, he became
a partner with his mother on their 160
area muck farm and is now its full
time manager and operator. Last year
he produced thirty acres of green beans,
fifteen acres of green pepper, ten acres of
English Peas, and now rents forty addi-
tional acres of farm land for corn.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
Jack H. Walker
JACK WALKER, of the South Dade Chap-
ter at Homestead, is farming in partner-
ship with his father in the southern part
of Dade County.
Jack's first project in his Supervised
Farming Program in Vocational Agricul-
ture was 1-1/2 acres of tomatoes. His
program continued to grow each year.
along with other responsibilities on the
farm. By the time of his graduation he
had gained the managerial skills and ex-
perience that he would need in entering
partnership in the family business. His
responsibility now is the production of
vegetables and his father handles the
In High School, he served on Commit-
tees, held the Office of Reporter, attended
Conventions, and made tours. He took
part in Judging Teams, exhibiting fruits
and vegetables at Fairs, and radio pro-
prams. He represented the Chapter at
the State and National Conventions.
After graduation, he continued his
FFA membership and participation in
Chapter activities. He attends the Young
Farmer Class conducted by the Vocation-
al Agriculture Teachers Lansing Gordon
and Gene Herring.
West Florida Dairy Show
AT THE West Florida Dairy Show in
August at Chipley, the Herdsman's
Award was won by the Marianna FFA
In the FFA groups of three, Bonifay
Chapter was first, Chipley and Marianna
were second and third, respectively.
The Jay Chapter topped the FFA
Judging Contest, with Marianna plac-
ing second and Escambia Farms third.
FFA individual breed champions were:
Jersey-Lynn Cope, Chipley, grand
champion; Ronald Thompson, Marianna,
reserve champion; Guernsey-Clifton
Lyons, Bonifay, grand champion; Charles
Parker, Marianna, reserve champion;
Holstein-Clifton Lyons, Bonifay, grand
champion; James Cross, Chipley, reserve
Charles Barnes, Business Director, Tal-
lahassee Federal Savings and Loan Asso-
ciation, purchaser of the Grand Cham-
pion Barrow of the Youth Division at the
1960 North Florida Fair from Larry
Ford, Malone FFA Chapter. This 240
pound Duroc barrow sold for 50 per lb.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961 9
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HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS. (See story of George's busy life, on opposite page.)
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Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
Above are shown George Culverhouse, Jr.'s eight horses. He started his Supervised Farming with just one three years ago.
Culverhouse, Jr., Star State Farmer,
Has an Interesting Success Story
IN SEPTEMBER of 1958, George Culver-
house, Jr. entered the Dan McCarty
High School, enrolling in Vocational Ag-
riculture, and joined the Fort Pierce
Chapter of the Future Farmers of Amer-
His Supervised Farming Program dur-
ing his first year in the Future Farmers
included: 9 head of dairy cows, 159 beef
cows, 31 gilts and sows, one horse, and
60 acres of grass for hay. He received a
net profit of $1949.70. Also, he com-
pleted 7 improvement projects and 11
supplementary farm practices. During
the year, he participated in many Chap-
ter and State activities: Parliamentary
Procedure Competition, State FFA Beef
Show (grand champion Hereford Bull in
the FFA division), the local agriculture
show (Best Male, Female; and project
record book), he became Sentinel at the
end of the school year, and attended the
State FFA Convention.
In his second year of Vocational Agri-
culture, he expanded his program to in-
clude 40 dairy cows, 325 beef cattle for
meat, 7 registered beef cows, 50 meat
hogs, 6 horses, 30 acres of grass for hay
and added 18 breeding bulls.
At the Florida State Fair, his Here-
fords won both reserve champions, male
and female, besides other blue ribbons.
He attended the Leadership Meeting for
Chapter Officers, participated in many
Chapter activities and became Chapter
secretary for the next year. Then he
attended the State FFA Convention
where he received the State Award for
having the best FFA beef breeding pro-
This last year, his Supervised Farming
Program consisted of 342 beef cows, 150
steers, 30 gilts and sows, 30 hogs for
meat, 8 horses, 40 registered cattle, and
50 acres of grass for hay. He continued
to complete improvement projects and
supplementary farm practices. He won
many ribbons and rosettes at the South
Florida Fair in West Palm Beach and
the Florida State Fair in Tampa.
At the State FFA Convention, he re-
ceived awards for his feeder steer pro-
gram, District in Soil and Water Man-
agement, Dairy and Farm Mechanics
and the Star State Farmer Award.
George is a Junior Civitan, Boy Scout
and Explorer Scout, member of the Farm
Bureau, Florida Cattleman's Association,
Scholastic Club and Woodmen of the
World. Also, he has been president of
his Sunday School Class.
In the future, he plans to attend col-
lege, majoring in agriculture and re-
turn to his farm. By that time, he prob-
ably will have the American Farmer De-
gree. At the present time, he is in the
George is shown with one of his prize
Some of George's fine Hereford cattle are
shown above as they are penned.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
George was an Award Winner in his It's cattle drenching time at the Culver-
Junior year for Best Beef Project. house ranch.
JOE BUSBY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe N.
Busby, is a Junior in the Santa Fe High
School. Joe is Treasurer of the Santa
Fe Senior Chapter this year. He has
fitted and shown three steers in the
Greater Gainesville Area Steer Show.
The past two years, he has been a mem-
ber of the Land Judging Team which
placed sixth in the State last year. He
has been a Chapter Delegate to Forestry
Camp and the State Convention in Day-
JIM BUSBY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe N.
Busby, is a Senior in the Santa Fe High
School. Jim is Vice-President of the
Santa Fe Senior FFA Chapter and last
year was Secretary. He has been a
member of the Vegetable Judging Team
for the last three years. He was a mem-
ber of the Parliamentary Procedure Team
which finished third in the State last
year. He has been a member of the Land
Judging Team for the last two years.
Last year, this team finished sixth in the
state. He has fitted and shown five
steers in the Greater Gainesville Area
Steer Show. Last year, he finished fifth
in the State Feeder Steer Award.
JODY HODGE, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Hodge, is a Senior in the Santa Fe High
School. Jody is Secretary of the Santa
Fe Senior Chapter. He has been a mem-
ber of the Land Judging Team for the
past two years. Last year this team
finished sixth in the State. He has fitted
and shown a steer in the Greater Gaines-
ville Area Steer Show. This past sum-
mer, he attended the Florida Forestry
Camp O'leno. He was elected by his
fellow campers as one of the best four
campers attending, therefore winning the
best Camper Award.
Over 400 Attend
ATTENDING A two week period of inten-
sive instruction in Christian develop-
ment and leadership at Camp Miniwan-
ca, Stony Lake, Michigan, August 14-27,
were the following Florida State FFA Of-
ficers: Charles Beck, President; Charles
McIntosh, Second Vice-President; and
Henry Raattama, Third Vice-President.
Luther Beauchamp, Fourth Vice-Presi-
dent of 1960-61 attended again this year.
He went last year on a Danforth Schol-
arship. Beck and Raattama were recipi-
ents of the Danforth Scholarship to
Camp Miniwanca this year.
Vo-Ag Teacher Lewis Tucker, Advisor
of the J. F. Williams FFA Chapter, Live
Oak, accompanied Beck, Raattama, and
Beauchamp to the camp. N. L. Storms,
Advisor of the Brandon FFA Chapter ac-
companied McIntosh. The Advisors and
State FFA Officers each took 5 classes
a day designed to help those participat-
ing attain well-rounded four-fold devel-
opment: Physical, Social, Mental and
There was an abundance of recreation
and fun in addition to the classroom in-
struction. Camp Miniwanca is made up
of 300 acres of wooded dunes, bordered
on one side by Lake Michigan and on
another by Stony Lake. Aquatic sports
include swimming, canoeing and sailing.
The boys attending are divided evenly in-
to six tribes with Indian names and
throughout the two weeks there is keen
tribal competition in a wide variety of
There were 420 boys from all over the
United States and several foreign coun-
tries attending the camp, of whom 35
were FFA members. They ranged from
juniors in high school through seniors in
Advisors Tucker and Storms, besides
taking five classes a day, participated in
the guidance counseling program and
had other leadership responsibilities.
Teachers Receive Farm
THE VOCATIONAL Agricultural Teachers
were the guests at a special luncheon at
Ellinor Village during their Summer
Conference, sponsored by the Florida
Power and Light Company, Florida
Power Corporation, Gulf Power Com-
pany, and St. Regis Paper Company.
Teachers receiving the Farm Electrifi-
cation Awards this year were:
Area I-Glynn C. Key, Jr., Agricultur-
al Teacher, Ernest Ward High School,
Walnut Hill, Fla.
Area II-H. W. Suggs, Agricultural
Teacher, Branford High School, Bran-
Area III-W. E. Raikes, Agricultural
Teacher, Dan McCarty High School, Ft.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
JOE BUSBY JIM BUSBY JODY HODGE
Members of the State Meats Judging Team
From the Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua
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Victor Butler is President
With Quarter Horse
FLORIDA QUARTER Horse Association pre-
sented immediate-past President Victor
Butler a registered Quarter Horse filly
July Fourth as Florida's outstanding
The presentation was made by Com-
missioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner
at the Association's First Annual Quarter
Horse Sale in Kissimmee, held in con-
junction with the Florida Quarter Horse
The horse was given to the association
for presentation by Raymon Tucker of
Bunnell, a director in FQHA and one of
the state's leading Quarter Horse breed-
ers. Tucker conceived the idea to reward
some outstanding farm youth and to
create an interest in horses as youth pro-
jects. After talking with FQHA Presi-
dent E. L. "Geech" Partin and other
members, he donated the horse.
Selection of the outstanding FFA
member was made by the executive staff
of Florida Association, FFA. State Ad-
visor H. E. Wood wrote: "It is my belief
that if this question had been submitted
to the delegates at the state convention
in Daytona Beach they would have
agreed with me 100 percent that Victor
Butler was the outstanding FFA mem-
ber during the past year."
Wood pointed out the highlights of
Butler's many activities as State Presi-
dent and said his application for Ameri-
can Farmer had been approved and sent
on to National.
Butler, who operates a diversified farm
with his father in Havana, was the first
member in the history of the Florida As-
sociation to claim the title of "Triple
Crown Winner." There have been only
two other "Triple Crown Winners" in the
history of the national organization. To
win the triple crown a boy must be elect-
ed State President, named the State Star
Farmer, and win the State Public Speak-
ing championship, all in the same year.
Victor Butler, past State FFA President,
with the filly that was presented to him
for being the outstanding Future Farmer
in the State, by Doyle Conner, State
Commissioner of Agriculture, for the
Florida Quarter Horse Association.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961 13
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The Officers and Advisers
Florida Association, Future Farmers of America
Pursuant to your request, I have examined the cash records of the Florida Association
Future Farmers of America and present my report as follows:
EXHIBIT A-Balance sheet at June 30, 1961
EXHIBIT B-Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements for the Period July 1, 1960,
through June 30, 1961.
All recorded cash receipts were traced through the bank by means of original deposit slips
and bank transcripts, and all cancelled checks were inspected for regularity.
The bank account in the Capital City National Bank was satisfactorily reconciled with
statements furnished by the depository. Bank accounts with the Leon Federal and Tallahassee
Federal Savings and Loan Associations were verified from bank books. The balance in the
Tallahassee Bank and Trust Company was verified from a certificate of Deposit.
United Savings Bonds were inspected by me at June 30, 1961, and found to be in order.
Accounts receivable are the result of expenditures made for these funds from the surplus
account. Surplus will be reimbursed upon receipt of the pledged funds.
Subject to the foregoing comments, it is my opinion that the attached Balance Sheet and
the related Satement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements presents fairly the financial position
of the Florida Association Future Farmers of America at June 30, 1961, and the result of its
operation for the year then ended.
Signed/ABNER AVIRETT, JR.
Certified Public Accountant
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Future Farmers of America winners of St. Regis Paper Company's annual contest
for the best-operated school forest for the past four years are shown with Albert
Ernest, Jr., seated, dark suit, executive assistant to the vice-president in charge of
the company's Southern Woodlands Division. Picture was made at the annual sum-
mer conference of vocational agriculture teachers. Seated: Stanley Carver, Treasurer,
Milton FFA Chapter; M. C. Roche, Adviser, Ocala Chapter; Albert Ernest, Jr.; O. Z.
Revell, Adviser, Leon Chapter at Tallahassee. Standing: A. P. Hughes, Adviser,
Milton Chapter; J. Fred DeVane, Adviser, Jennings Chapter; Eugene Doss, Adviser,
Mulberry Chapter; Ronnie Meadows, member, Brooksville Chapter; Herschell Ter-
rell, Adviser, Brooksville Chapter; Ed Raikes, Adviser, Ft. Pierce Chapter; M. G.
Revell, Adviser, Hilliard Chapter; R. E. Jones, Adviser, Baldwin Chapter, and Thos.
A. Strickland, Adviser, DeLand Chapter.
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Lewis A. Ward
LEWIS A. WARD, 17, is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John D. Ward of Havana. He is
a Senior at Havana High School.
He has been president of his Chapter
two years, delegate to the State Conven-
tion, member of the 1961 State Parlia-
mentary Procedure Team, District II
Farm Electrification winner, and has re-
ceived many awards.
Lewis' Supervised Farming Program
this year includes 1 steer, 22 acres of
corn, and 15 hogs for meat.
His other leadership activities include
being Vice-President of Beta Club, Presi-
dent of Sophomore Class, Vice-President
of Senior Class, Secretary of Student
Council, and member of Methodist
Church, MYF, and Church Choir.
THE MILTON Chapter of Future Farmers
of America was presented the First Place
Award of $250.00 for the best School
Forest in 1960-61 school year by Albert
Earnest, Jr., Executive Assistant to the
Vice-President in Charge of Southern
Woodlands Division, St. Regis Paper
Company, Jacksonville, at a noon lunch-
eon at the Vocational Agricultural Teach-
ers Conference at Daytona Beach on July
The Ocala FFA Chapter Forest was
runner up, winning $100.00 award, and
the Brooksville FFA Chapter winning
$75.00 in third place.
The Leon FFA Chapter at Tallahassee
was fourth. Ft. Pierce FFA Chapter was
fifth, and Hilliard FFA Chapter was
sixth, all being awarded $50.00 each.
St. Regis Paper Company of Jackson-
ville and Pensacola sponsors this FFA
Chapter Forest Contest each year. The
entries are judged and ranked in order
with an award being made in each of the
six FFA districts in the state. The
$250.00 award to Milton FFA Chapter
Advisor, Arlie P. Hughes, and Jody
Shofner, Chapter President, is for a trip
to the National FFA Convention in Kan-
sas City in October of this year.
The Inspecting team of T. L. Barri-
neau, Area Supervisor of Vocational Ag-
riculture, State Department of Educa-
tion, J. R. McKee, Staff Forester, St.
Regis Paper Company, and Morris W.
McClure, I. & E. Branch Assistant, Flor-
ida Forest Service, praised the Future
Farmers for their continued work in For-
The Milton FFA Chapter Forest was
selected the winner because of the over-
all job of forest management and partici-
pation of the FFA boys in carrying out
their plan of activities for the 1960-61
school year. Their management plan of
the forest included maintenance of fire
lines, hardwood control, reforestation of
land by planting pine seedlings, harvest-
ing and marketing of poles and fence
posts. Other activities included dividing
the 40 acres into 8 sub-units of 5 acres,
making plans for each unit, control burn-
ing 6 acres and planting 5000 bi-color
GOVERNOR FARRIS Bryant was the featur-
ed speaker at a recent annual meeting of
the Sumter County Farm Bureau. Among
other persons called on for brief talks was
John Douthat, of Wildwood, Vice-presi-
dent o fthe Florida Association, F.F.A.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
FLORIDA BUSINESS FIRMS
More Than 234
MORE THAN 234 fledgling foresters were
graduated this summer from the Florida
Forest Service's 27th Annual Forestry
Training Camp, held at O'Leno State
Park near High Springs July 9-21.
The boys, members of Future Farmer
of America chapters in Florida, left the
camp armed with practical forestry know-
ledge which they can turn into profit on
their farm woodlands.
"The main objective of the camp is to
bring together young men who have al-
ready exhibited marked interest and
aptitude in forestry, and the professional
foresters who can guide them to greater
skill in managing their farm forests,"
said J. Edwin Moore, Chief of Informa-
tion and Education for the Florida Forest
Service, and Camp Director.
Professional foresters from the Florida
Forest Service, University of Florida
School of Forestry, and foresters re-
presenting wood-using industries taught
the boys courses in farm forestry, tro-
pical forestry, gum farming, forest in-
sects and diseases, tree identification,
fence post treating, forest fire control
and prevention, and use of forestry tools.
FFA students from northwest and
south Florida chapters attended the first
week of the two-week training camp,
with northeast and central Florida FFA-
ers coming in the second week.
During their week's stay at camp, the
Future Farmers ran the gauntlet of a
tight schedule starting at 6:30 in the
`7F^K f f
Forester Charles Chellman of the Florida
Forest Service instructs a group of Fu-
ture Farmers in tree identification at
Florida's 27th annual Forestry Training
Camp. The camp was conducted July 9-
22 at O'Leno State Park, near High
Springs. Some 234 Future Farmers from
all over Florida received instruction in
practical forestry methods during the
two-week camp. Courses in farm forestry,
fire control and fire prevention, tropical
forestry, gum farming, tree identification,
forest insects and diseases, and use of for-
estry tools were taught the students.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
Students at the Florida Forest Service's 27th annual Forestry Training Camp for
Future Farmers of America take their final examination at the end of the camp's
activities. The camp, held July 9-22 at O'Leno State Park, near High Springs, was
financed by Florida wood-using industries and was under the direction of the Florida
morning and lasting until 10:00 at ngiht,
topping off the day's studies with soft-
ball, swimming, horseshoes and volley-
ball. They were entertained by visiting
girls from the surrounding towns at a
talent show held on Tuesday night and
a square dance Thursday night.
After sweating through an examina-
tion on Friday afternoon covering their
week's efforts, the boys received their
Junior Forester degrees at a banquet
held that night.
Each week the four top campers,
chosen by their fellow campers on the
basis of their leadership, scholarship and
initiative, received awards of $25 Savings
Although the camp is under the direc-
tion of the Florida Forest Service, wood-
using industries throughout the state,
concerned about the future supply of
timber, pick up the check for the operat-
ing expenses of the camp. They feel it's
a good investment in the future of for-
estry, through the training in sound forest
management the boys receive.
Paying all the expenses of the camp
are more than a dozen forest products
industries: American Turpentine Farm-
ers Association, Valdosta, Georgia; Arm-
strong Cork Company, Pensacola; Con-
tainer Corporation of America, Fern-
andina Beach; Escambia Treating Com-
pany, Pensacola; Hudson Pulp & Paper
Company, Palatka; International Paper
Company, Panama City; Neal Lumber
& Manufacturing Company, Blounts-
town; Newport Industries, Inc., Pensa-
cola; Owens-Illinois Glass Company,
Jacksonville; Rayonier, Inc., Fernandina
Beach; St. Joe Paper Company, Port St.
Joe; St. Marys Kraft Corporation, St.
Marys, Georgia; St. Regis Paper Com-
pany, Pensacola; and The Buckeye Cellu-
lose Corporation, Foley.
Over 6,000 young Florida farmers have
graduated from the Florida Forest Ser-
vice's Forestry Training Camp. oldest
and largest of its type in the U.S., since
it was originally set up in 1934.
Crescent City Chapter
Holds Car Check
THE CRESCENT City FFA Chapter was
sponsoring an Auto Safety Check on
U.S. Hwy 27. A recent news article in
the Putnam County Courier reveals that
over 100 cars were checked and 500 Safe-
ty pamphlets distributed. Local merch-
ants donated soft drinks to refresh the
drivers while their cars were being
checked. Patrolman Elliott, of the Florida
Highway Patrol, assisted the Future
Farmers in making the safety checks.
Top photo shows the four outstanding
campers for the second week of Florida's
27th annual Forestry Training Camp re-
ceiving certificates for $25 Savings Bonds
from State Forester C. H. Coulter. (Left
to right) Wayne Finley, Gainesville; Wal-
lace McKeehan, Belleview; Steve Adams,
Baldwin; and Jody Hodge, Alachua. *
In bottom photo State Forester C. H.
Coulter congratulates the four outstand-
ing campers for the first week of Florida's
27th annual Forestry Training Camp for
Future Farmers of America. (Left to
right) Daniel McKinnon, Bonifay; Gary
Nelson, Chipley; Roy Armstrong, Grace-
ville; and Marvel Williams, Bonifay.
James E. Gorman, General Manager, Florida Retail Federation, Jacksonville, and
the State FFA Officers, going over the plans for the 8th Annual Goodwill Tour of
the Florida Association State Officers. Seated: (L to R) Charles "Chuck" Beck,
Chiefland Chapter, 1961-62 State President; Victor Butler, Havana Chapter, 1960-61
State President. Standing: George Baragona, 1st Vice-Pres., Vernon Chapter; Charles
"Chuck" McIntosh, 2nd Vice-Pres., Turkey Creek Chapter; Hank Raattama, 3rd Vice-
Pres., Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua; Walt Dickson, 4th Vice-Pres., Sopchoppy Chap-
ter; John Douthat, 5th Vice-Pres., Wildwood Chapter; Willie Veal, 6th Vice-Pres.,
Pahokee Chapter.-Florida Times Union Photo
State FFA Officers' Eighth
Annual Goodwill Tour, Reported
THE STATE FFA Officers' Eighth Annual
Goodwill Tour began Sunday, July 23,
upon their arrival in Jacksonville, and
ended in Miami, July 29. It was one of
the greatest experiences of their lives.
Arrangements for the tour were made
by James E. Gorman, General Manager
of the Florida Retail Federation, Jack-
sonville, in cooperation with the indus-
trial firms, businesses, Civic leaders,
Chambers of Commerce and officials in
Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, West Palm
Beach and Miami. In the party this year
were the State Officers, Charles A. Beck,
President; Vice-Presidents George T.
Baragona, Vernon; Charles C. McIntosh,
Jr., Dover; Henry H. Raattama, Jr., La-
Crosse; Walter B. Dickson, Crawford-
ville; John Douthat, Wildwood; Willie N.
Veal, Jr., Canal Point; Victor Butler, Ha-
vana, past State President; O. R. Farish,
Tate Chapter at Gonzalez, member of the
State FFA Advisory Council, and A. R.
Cox, State FFA Executive Secretary.
As the tour progressed, it was easy for
them to see that agriculture and industry
had interdependence. The businessmen
explained that industry is supplying agri-
culture with supplies and equipment,
while agriculture is supplying industry
with raw material. They were astounded
at the number of people working on the
back side of business together, to process
goods so that the sales person on the floor
could accommodate the customers.
They were very much impressed with
the amount of research that was being
done by business.
After checking into the Roosevelt Ho-
tel in Jacksonville, they were greeted by
a photographer of the Florida Times
Union, taken for a trip to Atlantic Beach
and Mr. Gorman's home. Later, they
were dinner guests of the Florida Pub-
lishing Company at the George Washing-
ton Hotel. They then saw the operations
of the newspaper plant and received the
first copies of the Monday morning pa-
per, which were ready for distribution at
about 9:00 p.m. Sunday night.
At breakfast they were guests of the
Barnett National Bank and later were
conducted on a tour of the bank, after
which they visited the City Hall and had
an opportunity to talk with Mr. White,
Secretary to the Mayor. For lunch, they
were the guests of the Jacksonville Ro-
tary Club, at which they presented a
special program, with Chuck Beck as
Master of Ceremonies and telling about
the Goodwill Tour. J. E. Gorman made
introductions and remarks, and Mary-
jean Henyey, State Sweetheart from
Hilliard, and Chuck McIntosh provided
the entertainment. Victor Butler told
about his year's experience as State
At the Winn-Dixie's main offices and
warehouses, they saw how meats and
vegetables were stored and distributed
through the company's local stores.
At May-Cohen's Department Store,
they were conducted on a tour where
merchandise was received and processed
so that it could be put on the counter for
the customers. Then they were their
guests at LeChateau on Atlantic Beach,
Tuesday morning, the Standard Oil
Company were their hosts for breakfast
and a tour of their dock facilities, after
which they toured the International
Harvester District Offices and saw some
of the latest equipment which will be
available this year to the farmers; after
which they were taken to the Steer Room
That afternoon, they toured the Gulf
Life Insurance Building, and then on to
the Florida Ford Tractor Company to
tour their State Office and warehouse to
see the new equipment.
They were guests of the Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company for dinner at
the River Club.
Wednesday, by leaving Jacksonville
before 6:00 a.m., they were the guests
of the Daytona Beach Downtown Merch-
ants Association, for breakfast at the
In West Palm Beach, they were the
guests of the Chamber of Commerce and
the Hotel George Washington for lunch,
and during the afternoon they had an op-
portunity to relax and enjoy seeing the
cities of Palm Beach and West Palm
Beach from Lake Worth aboard the hotel
yacht. That night, they were the guests
of the diLido Hotel for dinner and their
stay in Miami.
Thursday morning, the officials of the
Jordan-Marsh Department Store were
their hosts for breakfast and a tour of the
store. They had lunch with the officials
of Burdine's Department Stores and then
toured the warehouse facilities. That
evening, they dined at the Dupont Plaza
Victor Butler, Havana Chapter, 1960-61
State FFA President; Maryjean Henyey,
Hilliard Chapter, State Sweetheart;
Charles "Chuck" Beck, Chiefland Chap-
ter, 1961-62 State President; J. E. Gor-
man, General Manager, Florida Retail
Federation; participants in a special Ro-
tary Club Program during the 8th An-
nual Goodwill Tour of the Florida Asso-
ciation State Officers.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
Hotel as the guests of the Miami Herald.
Then they were conducted on a tour of
the newspaper plant.
Friday morning, the A & P Tea Com-
pany were their hosts for breakfast and
a tour of their offices and warehouses for
Southeast Florida. For lunch, they pre-
sented a special program at the Down-
town Kiwanis Club. Mr. Lowell Selby,
Assistant County Superintendent of Pub-
lic Instruction, was presented the Honor-
ary State Farmer Degree.
After a tour of Sears, Roebuck's North
Side Store, they were guests of Mr. H. M.
Ellis, Group Manager, and Mr. Jack
White, Manager, for dinner on top of the
Saturday, after being the guests of
W. T. Grant Store in Miami for break-
fast, they departed for home. Kenneth
Moore, one of the past State Secretaries,
who was then Assistant Manager of the
Grant's Store in Hollywood, was present.
THE TWO weeks, August 14-27, were the
most meaningful weeks in the life of
Attending Camp were Charles "Chuck"
Beck, Chiefland, State FFA President;
Hank Raattama, Santa Fe Chapter at
Alachua, State Vice-President; Charles
"Chuck" McIntosh, Turkey Creek, State
V i c e -President; Luther Beauchamp,
Chiefland, past State Vice-President;
Lewis Tucker, Vocational Agricultural
Teacher, Live Oak; and N. L. Storms, Vo-
cational Agriculture, Brandon.
They were representing the Florida As-
sociation of Future Farmers of America
at the Older Boys' Christian Leadership
Camp at Camp Miniwanca, which is on
When they arrived at camp, they were
each assigned to different cabins in order
to be with boys of other states. At camp
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Florida was represented at the American
Youth Leadership Training Meeting at
Camp Miniwanca, Shelby, Michigan, by
Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland Chapter,
past State Vice-President, Hank Raat-
tama, Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua,
State Vice-President, Lewis Tucker, Ad-
viser, Williams Chapter at Live Oak,
Charles A. Beck, Chiefland Chapter,
State President, and Charles C. McIn-
tosh, Jr., Turkey Creek Chapter, State
Vice-President. Not shown, Nat Storms,
Adviser of the Brandon Chapter, who
was a Counselor at the Camp.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
there were about 500 boys and leaders
representing most of the 50 states and
several foreign countries. Among these
boys were approximately 35 State FFA
Officers from many different states.
The entire two weeks were based on
"Balanced Fourfold Development" (Phy-
sical, Mental, Social and Religious).
Their theme was: "If with all your
Heart" and they were challenged to be
their own selves at their very best, all the
The day at camp went like this:
The camp swings into action at 6:30
in the morning. Flag raising, limbering-
up exercises and a dip in the lake follow
in rapid succession. After this comes a
15 minute period for individual medita-
tion followed by breakfast. Then comes
clean-up time to make ready for the in-
spection. The remainder of the morning
is a challenging program of leadership
Lunch is followed by a period of rest
in preparation for the big afternoon of
organized games, tournaments and many
other recreational activities.
The evening dinner is followed by a bit
of free time, after which comes the sunset
vesper service on a high dune overlook-
ing Lake Michigan. Varied and enter-
taining social events are planned for the
Lights out by ten o'clock brings to a
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close a day of high adventure and good
Two weeks of living, training, playing
and worshiping with a group of fine peo-
ple from all parts of the continent, and
they returned home with an entirely new
outlook on life.
(Continued from page 5)
his advisor, J. W. Jordan, second winner
Speaking Contest Winners, and the
awarding of the Gold Emblem Chapter
Awards follows. Closing with the Na-
tional F.F.A. Talent Show.
Friday, October 13, will be the salute
to our foreign guests and the election of
the National FFA Officers.
That afternoon, there will be a special
session at the American Royal Livestock
and Horse Show in the American Royal
Arena. That evening, there will be a
special Talent Show, an address by Dr.
W. T. Spanton, National Advisor, instal-
lation of the new National Officers, fol-
lowed by the Firestone Show.
Saturday, October 14, there will be a
Special Awards Breakfast for the judg-
ing contestants and their advisors, fol-
lowed by the American Royal Parade.
South Dade Chapter Wins in
Southern A.I.C. Contest
SOUTH DADE Chapter at Homestead, win-
ner of the State Chapter Cooperative
Contest sponsored by the Florida Coun-
cil of Farmer Cooperatives, was acclaim-
ed as one of the four outstanding Chap-
ters of the F.F.A.
They were declared winners of the
Southern Region in the Annual Ameri-
can Institute of Cooperation FFA Na-
tional Awards for cooperative activity
and received an additional $500. This
helped them to pay expenses in attending
the 33rd A.I.C. Annual Institute at the
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,
Rolland Elected President
E. O. ROLLAND, whom many will remem-
ber as former Director of the Surplus
Property Division of the Florida De-
velopment Commission, was recently
elected President of the Leon County
Farm Bureau. The Leon County or-
ganization awards $155.00 annually to
F.F.A. and 4-H Club members to assist
them with their project work.
Fall-out Shelter is Erected
A MODEL family fall-out shelter has been
erected on the grounds at the Hawthorne
High School. The work was done by
the members of the Hawthorne FFA
Chapter, under the supervision of their
Adviser, W. E. Priest. A similar project
had been carried out by the Tavares
18 Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1961
St. or R. No.
Joint Activities For 1961-62
Farm and City Youth
Joint Activities of Farm City Week
THIS Is your opportunity to bring about
better understanding of our American
way of Life and an appreciation of the
interdependence of urban and rural com-
To help achieve these objectives we
suggest joint activities of farm and city
This should be a continuing program,
carried on throughout the year. Every
week is Farm City Week.
Organized for Action
MOST STATES have a Farm City Commit-
tee chairman. (For his name write to
National Headquarters, Farm City Com-
mittee, Inc., 101 East Erie St., Chicago
Each state chairman should select a
State Farm City Youth Chairman who
arranges for a Farm City Youth Com-
mittee broadly representative of youth-
serving organizations and agencies.
An example of this form of organiza-
tion is the National Capital Area Farm
City Youth Cabinet. This group has suc-
cessfully brought together eight organi-
zations of farm and city activities in the
Washington, D. C. area.
Success depends on local action.
State Farm City Youth Committee
D & H PONY FARM
Winter Haven, Fla. Box 333
INLAND GROVES, INC.
breed better beef for you
H. E. Wolfe, owner-St. Augustine, Fla.
Located midway between
St. Augustine & Green Cove Springs
DEVELOPS state-wide Farm City youth
Arrange or help with a "Career Day"
to provide information about the great
variety of careers, including those in ag-
Youth groups sponsor community-wide
"Clean-up, Fix-up" program, with "work-
ing together" theme.
Present programs showing how busi-
nessmen support rural and urban youth
programs and activities.
Enlist support of school administra-
tors to promote Farm City youth ac-
Youth organizations adopt Farm City
theme for meetings and special programs.
Work with local newspapers to produce
a special feature on Farm City youth
activities and programs.
Arrange for Farm City display at local
Promote joint Farm City youth safety
As a highlight of the year-round Farm
City youth program, plans should be
made to include special activities during
National Farm City Week, November
Boys Clubs of America
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Boy Scouts of America
Camp Fire Girls
Distributive Education Clubs of Amer-
4-H Clubs of America
Future Business Leaders of America
Future Farmers of America
Future Homemakers of America
Girl Scouts of the United States of
Junior Achievement Clubs
Junior Red Cross
Key Clubs International
Rural Youth of the USA
Y. M. C. A.
Y. W. C. A.
Youth Departments of the American
Farm Bureau Federation, American In-
stitute of Cooperation, National Farmers
Union, and National Grange.
Youth Committee of Civic, Fraternal
and Veterans Groups.
Educational associations and agencies.
Inter faith Groups
For further information write to:
NATIONAL FARM CITY COMMIT-
TEE, 101 East Erie Street, Chicago 11,
For Your Chapter
451 W. Gaines St.
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