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S SUMMER, 1962


ir d Report of
State Convention
In Daytona
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177 Receive State Farmer Degree at State Convention

177 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 $388,701.45. 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 eight Florida Production Credit Associations. The three
area winners received $100 from the Southern Nitrogen Company, Inc., Savannah, Georgia, and the Florida Nitrogen Com-
pany, Tampa, Florida; the District Winners received $75.00 each, and the Adviser of the Star State Farmer received $75, to
help pay their expenses in attending the National FFA Convention in Kansas City next October. The three District winners
also received $50.00 each and transportation to the National Convention from the State Department of Agriculture. Also, the
Star State Farmer received $200 from the Future Farmers of America Foundation, and a Trophy from Florida Publishing
Company.


Name Chapter
DISTRICT I
Ronnie Courtney Baker
Chad Wilkinson Baker
Dowling E. Harris Bethlehem
Daniel McKinnon Bethlehem
Raiford Blair Bonifay
Hoyce Brooks Bonifay
Wayne Crawley Bonifay
Kenneth Langford Bonifay
Gary Nelson Chipley
Clayton Owens Chipley
Theron Wilson Chipley
Billy Dean Spears Chumuckla
James Monroe Green Cottondale
Eudon Scurlock Cottondale
Claude McHenry Gibbs Gonzalez (Tate)
John Mavs Nowlin Gonzalez (Tate)
Ronald Weaver Gonzalez (Tate)
Marlin D. Register Graceville
Robert Daniel Bedsole Jay
Earnie James Calhoun Jay
Archie Cook, Jr. Jay
James Elvis Dunsford Jay
Robert Lee Hayes Jay
Billy Leon Tyree Jay
Earl Wolfe, Jr. Jay
Jerry Wayne Kemp Laurel Hill
Wayne King Malone
Thurman Tidwell Malone
Gilbert J. Roberts, Jr. Marianna
Millard F. Adams, Jr. Milton
Winston B. Burnham Milton
Stanley A. Carver Milton
Derrv Adams Braswell Paxton
Charles Douglas Martin Paxton
Bobby DeWayne Morgan Paxton
Dalton Odom Russell Paxton
Thomas Leonard Thorn Paxton
Roger Bass Poplar Springs
Oneal Lane Poplar Springs
Newton Brock Vernon
Ronnie Brock Vernon
Melvin Carroll Vernon
"TOTAL DISTRICT I
DISTRICT II
Charles W. Turner Crawfordville
Curtis Fletcher Greensboro
David Bentley Greensboro
Ivan Barineau Havana
David Talmadge King Jasper
Bobby McMillan Jasper
Bruce Moody Jasper
Robert Home Jennings
Bobby Colin Howell Jennings
Ronald Verlin Rogers Jennings
Isaac Oscar Hart Mayo
Kenneth B. Jackson Mayo
Marshall Artie Perry Mayo
Bury Fulford Monticello
Johnny F. Miller Monticello
Jack W. Ford Quincy
Arnold Fulton Shaw Quincy
Marvis L. Thomas Sopchoppy
Myron Wilks Talahassee (Leon)
TOTAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT III
Henry Rudolph Avinger Santa Fe (Alachua)
James Lon Busby Santa Fe (Alachua)
Win. T. Crevasse, Jr. Santa Fe (Alachua)
Elmo Douglas Santa Fe (Alachua)
Thomas Jodv Hodge Santa Fe (Alachua)
Harley E. Crews Baldwin
Edward C. Harvey, Jr. Baldwin
Roy Haufler Gainesville
Wm. Early Priest, III Hawthorne
Wayne Crawford Lake Butler
James Croft Lake Butler
Wayne Dicks Columbia (Lake City)
Clinch Edenfield Columbia (Lake City)
Wendell Feagle Columbia (Lake City)
George Truett Johnson Suwannee (Live Oak)
Randell Brannan Williams (Live Oak)
Kelly Eugene Crawford Baker (Macclenny)
Joe Ray Kirkland Baker (Macclenny)
Gerald Stanton Roberts Palatka
Henry Harrell Starke
Louie L. Johns Starke
Wm. Virgil Carter Bradford-Starke
Gene Edwards Bradford-Starke
Harry Ben Loper Bradford-Starke
John Edward Royster Williston
TOTAL DISTRICT I
DISTRICT IV
Billy Sims Anthony
Jimmy Franklin Coffey Apopka
Ted Crakes Apopka


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A) (B)

4 S 708.15
4 839.87
4 670.18
4 1,455.10
4 534.63
4 853.35
4 537.28
4 1,464.86
3 623.91
3 2,016.81
3 547.15
4 553.11
3 967.61
3 764.72
3 1,316.88
4 914.07
4 9,604.91
3 505.47
3 1,427.07
3 1,071.63
3 1,604.48
3 1,137.24
3 643.50
3 536.42
3 774.51
4 710.70
4 1,176.10
4 1,695.17
4 8,249.88
3 664.85
4 802.00
3 725.31
4 1.143.90
4 844.29
1 1,125.13
1 863.43
4 1,806.64
1 561.47
1 863.56
3 2,965.96
3 871.14
3 689.39
.. 357,831.83

1 513.19
1 1,933.62
3 1,156.02
1 893.58
f 6,073.75
4 2,173.34
1 515.98
L 2,825.89
t 1,703.94
1 693.45
1 914.91
S 4,972.05
I 630.02
1 651.12
1 885.80
1 2,390.84
1 2,258.30
1 560.73
S 640.25
.$32,386.78

788.74
671.60
5,200.63
S 2,527.58
2,814.94
915.07
S 690.98
1,616.13
2,342.26
859.10
2,254.95
3,687.00
723.00
1,470.00
5,713.61
1,533.16
2,257.26
1,186.65
891.47
5,808.25
1,533.82
995.00
1,583.50
767.77
1,116.51
49,948.98

786.95
997.98
545.25


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


Grade
in
Name Chapter Age School (A) (B)
DISTRICT IV (Continued)
Wm. Henry Blackwelder S. Sumter (Bushnell) 17 12 4 $ 1,365.39
Hiram Russell Cross S. Sumter (Bushnell) 18 12 4 611.32
David George Pridgen S. Sumter (Bushnell) 19 12 4 989.76
Horace Atwood Bell DeLand 16 11 3 1,361.83
Olie Perry Sylvester, Jr. DeLand 18 12 4 795.33
Carl Howard Burns Groveland 17 12 4 4,166.01
Dale Levan Gavin Citrus (Inverness) 17 11 4 1,014.28
Derrell Hall Citrus (Inverness) 17 12 4 897.40
Julian Kelly, II Citrus (Inverness) 19 12 4 982.82
Marshell M. Morse Citrus (Inverness) 18 12 4 900.03
Jimmy Rogers Citrus (Inverness) 18 12 4 1,148.05
Jesse H. Thomas Citrus (Inverness) 18 12 4 18,627.30
Gary W. Suhl Kissimmee 17 11 4 42,291.00
Larry Whaley Kissimmee 17 11 3 18,050.00
Carl A. Warmack New Smyrna 17 11 3 3,528.50
Curtis Cothern Ocoee 17 11 4 1,145.07
Edmond Harrison Ocoee 19 11 4 9,358.69
Harvey Murphy Ocoee 17 11 3 1,662.74
James Taylor Ocoee 18 11 4 979.46
Lawrence M. Yelvington Taylor (Pierson) 17 12 3 1,313.60
Billy DeVore Reddick 18 12 4 591.95
Jimmy Edwin Lee Reddick 18 12 4 1,951.31
Howard Arthur Pruitt Reddick 20 12 4 1,853.25
J. Alien Sandifer Seminole (Sanford 17 12 4 504.05
David H. Snyder Lake Weir (S'erfield) 20 12 4 935.00
Diteous Elton Sutton Umatilla 17 11 4 791.02
Dale David Parrett Wildwood 18 12 4 1,887.13
TOTAL DISTRICT IV .............. $122,032.47
DISTRICT V
Dewey Fussell Auburndale 18 12 4 7,978.89
Richard Alan Pearson Auburndale 18 12 3 1,442.45
Arlen Wayne Duke Bartow 18 12 4 2,305.94
James Grantham Page Bartow 18 12 4 1,035.19
Ted R. Southerland Bartow 17 12 4 9,462.16
Harold Sidney Wilson Bartow 18 12 4 901.13
Ronald Edward Stewart Bradenton 17 12 4 1,350.08
Jerome Edw. Williams Bradenton 18 12 4 1,442.73
Clyde Jay Yancey Bradenton 19 12 4 3,056.25
Leo Champion Brooksville 19 12 4 11,027.45
Ronald Lloyd Meadows Brooksville 17 12 4 1,305.00
Norman Larry Black Ft. Meade 17 12 4 733.45
Jimmy Edward Rhoden Ft. Meade 18 12 4 1,142.88
Jay A. Clark Kathleen 18 12 4 1,822.77
Norman D. Hall Kathleen 19 12 4 1,467.55
Charles Donald Harden Kathleen 18 12 3 877.82
Larry T. Matthews Kathleen 19 12 4 2,223.34
Bishop Randall Kathleen 18 12 4 728.94
David N. Coile Lakeland 18 12 3 519.73
Everett Mills Lakeland 19 12 3 665.15
Terry Parker Lakeland 19 12 3 630.68
Edwin B. Stokes, Jr. Lakeland 18 12 3 599.50
John Wells Mulberry 18 12 4 3,469.29
John Burton Allen, Jr. Pinecrest 16 12 4 3,357.01
Earl Clyde Brantley Pinecrest 17 12 4 1,019.30
Billy Barker Plant City 17 12 4 564.58
Ronnie Fulwood Plant City Sr. 18 12 4 2,125.50
Bobby Jordan Plant City Sr. 18 12 4 643.18
Leslie Diaz Tampa-Chamberlain 17 12 3 1,525.57
Phillip Summers Tampa (Hillsb'r'ugh) 16 11 3 673.84
Moody G. Damron, Jr. Turkey Creek 18 12 4 828.00
Lynwood Lee Simmons Turkey Creek 18 12 4 2,718.00
Gerald Kenneth Davis Wimauma-East Bay 18 12 4 12,707.00
George Griffis Wimauma-East Bay 17 12 4 2,295.78
David Kyle Brengle Winter Haven 17 12 4 611.97
Steve T. Enfinger Winter Haven 18 12 4 1,336.76
Tommy Knight Winter Haven 17 12 4 763.69
TOTAL DISTRICT V ................ $87,388.55
DISTRICT VI
Frank Boggess Arcadia 18 12 3 2,899.00
Reuben Wayne Carlton Ft. Pierce 17 12 3 9,968.58
Bob Suit Ft. Pierce 17 12 3 4,220.07
Carl A. Baaske Hialeah 18 12 3 504.94
Hoyt T. Northcut Hialeah 19 12 3 1,285.54
Douglas Orr Hialeah 17 12 3 1,872.34
Jack Roberts Hialeah 18 12 3 1,083.86
Joseph W. Southern Hialeah 18 12 3 577.16
Maurice E. Ennis Homestead (S. Dade) 18 12 4 770.00
Robert D. Gooding Homestead (S. Dade) 16 11 3 532.00
Charles M. Hennington Homestead (S. Dade) 17 11 3 603.00
Stanley Russell Warlord Homestead (S. Dade) 18 12 4 675.69
David Clark Miami-Jackson 18 12 3 559.13
R. F. S. Coffman, III Miami-Jackson 20 12 3 686.12
Robert A. Roth North Miami 18 grad.61 3 500.71
Renza Wayne Echols Pahokee 18 grad.61 4 642.27
Wm. M. Johnson, Jr. Pahokee 19 12 4 804.45
Ronald Albert Smoak Pompano 17 12 4 818.72
Stephen W. Skipper Sebring 17 12 4 2,544.00
Wayne Henderson Wauchula-Hardee 17 12 4 2,925.62
Wayne Judah Wauchula-Peace R. 17 12 4 1,574.03
Lynn Revell Wauchula-Peace R. 17 12 4 1,101.45
Bobby Trott Wauchula-Peace R. 17 12 4 660.27
James Harold Welch Wauchula-Peace R. 18 12 4 1,303.89
TOTAL DISTRICT VI .. ..... $39,112.84
GRAND TOTAL ALL DISTRICTS .. $388,701.45



















I AM HONORED to have the opportunity to
say a few words to you Florida young
people who are about to begin an enter-
prise which clearly demonstrates the abili-
ty of a free people to thrive under a free
economy.
It is my firm belief that our agricultural
system in the United States is superior in
every way to farming under the rigidly
totalitarian system of the Soviets. I am
convinced that the facts bear out my con-
tention.
For example, although the United
States has 40% less cropland than the
Soviet Union, we produce 60% more food
annually. This achievement, moreover, is
produced by only 8% of our total labor
force, as contrasted with the 40% of the
Soviet population which is engaged in
farming.
Farmers in the U. S. produce in suffi-
cient quantities to feed and clothe 185
million Americans, ship a huge volume of
farm products to the needy overseas, and
still have surpluses left over. This is in
sharp contrast to agriculture in Russia,
where farmers do not grow enough to pro-
vide their own people with sufficient
quantities of food and fibre for home con-
sumption. Each farm worker in the Uni-
ted States produces enough to supply
approximately 26 people-23 of his fel-
low countrymen and three persons of
other nations. In Russia, on the other
hand, one farm worker produces enough
to feed only six persons-all Russians.
The reasons for this success of our agri-
culture and the failure of the Russians'
are clear. The U. S. has about 3.7 million
farms, of which some 2.4 million are com-
mercial farms accounting for over 95%
of agricultural sales. They are privately
owned and operated. Russia has about
6,500 huge state farms, 53,000 large col-


The Cover 177 State F
Farmer Association Convention.


The Florida Future Farmer


lective farms, and millions of tiny plots.
Their agriculture is either on too mam-
moth a scale to develop individual incen-
tive or too small a scale to be meaning-
fully productive.


George A. Smathers


Our farms are not controlled by the
state; the Russian kolkhoz-while it sup-
posedly elects its own management-is
actually tightly regimented by the Soviet
state and communist party authorities and
for all practical purposes indistinguish-
able from other state enterprises.
The American farmer's high produc-
tivity has had tangible benefits for all.
It has made it possible for all American
consumers to buy food cheaper than any-


armers at the 34th Annual State Future


VOL. XXIII, No. 3


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
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STATE OFFICERS, 1962-63
President ..........avid Brengle, Winter Haven
1st Vice-President .Lynwood Simmons, Plant City
2nd Vice-President..Elmo Douglas, High Springs
3rd Vice-President .......... .David King, Jasper
4th Vice-President ......... Dale Gavin, Inverness
5th Vice-President ........ Hoyt Northcut, Miami
6th Vice-President ... Marlin Register, Graceville
Executive Secretary ...... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser .......... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962


NATIONAL OFFICERS, 1961-62
President ... Victor Butler, Jr., Havana, Florida
1st Vice-Pres.... James Prewitt, Kirbyville, Texas
2nd Vice-Pres. Darryl W. Eastvold, Mayville, N.D.
3rd Vice-Pres. James R. McCutcheon, Reedy,W.Va.
4th Vice-Pres. Keith N. Simmons, Enterprise, Ore.
Student Sec. Richard C. Black. Prairie Grove, Ark.
Exec. Sec'y Wm. Paul Gray Washington, D. C.
Exec. Treasurer.. J. M. Campbell, Woodstock, Va.
Nat. Advisor....Dr. A. W. Tenney, Wash., D. C.


ly Way of Editorial Comment:



U. S. Ag. Superior

By George A. Smathers, United States Senator


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where else in the world. The average
U. S. worker spends .about 20% of his
take-home pay for food. His counterpart
in the Soviet Union spend 50 to 60% of
his salary to feed himself.
The increasing productivity of Ameri-
can farmers has released workers from
agriculture to employment in nonfarm
occupations, thus contributing substan-
tially to increased production of indus-
trial goods.
This wealth of abundance in food and
fiber and the increasing amounts of in-
dustrial goods which are always available
in our country have made it possible for
our people to enjoy the highest standards
of living in the world.







































Receiving the Honorary State Farmer Degree at the 34th Annual State Convention were: (L to R) Seated front row; Alto
Adams, Jr.; Ben L. Bryan; E. D. Manning; Herbert Simmons; James C. Carroll; Rodney C. Colson; C. Pellon Morris; W. G.
Stephens; Ernest P. Davis; William Gephart; Back Row: George Harmony; Lester Hodge; Senator Randolph Hodges; John
Hollowell; Howard V. Lee; John E. Leonard; Jack Salt; Leon A. Sims; Dr. T. W. Strickland



The 34th FFA Convention Story


FUTURE FARMERS, Chapter Advisers and
guests attended the Thirty-fourth 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 12 15, exceeded 1000. Many of the
meetings and special events were attend-
ed by crowds in excess of this number.
Outstanding performances were turned in
by President Chuck Beck and his fellow
officers, for which they have received
many well deserved compliments from
Advisers, parents, friends and coopera-
tors. An outstanding characteristic of the
Florida F.F.A. Convention is the team-
work between officers, members, advisers
and staff. This year was no exception as
147 Advisers attended and assisted with
the many activities and events scheduled
for the convention.
Included among the many guests of the
Convention during the week were: Frank
Barton, Director of Information, Farm
Credit Banks of Columbia, South Caro-
lina; Mickey Thompson, State President
of the Oklahoma Association, FFA, Beggs,
Oklahoma; Robert Page, State President
of the Georgia Association, FFA, Hobo-
ken, Georgia; and Victor Butler, National
President, Havana, Florida. These guests
gave generously of their time and talents
in helping to make the Convention a
success. It was truly a "team" effort,


with each one pitching in to do his share
to help make this one of Florida's out-
standing 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 Chuck Beck, State FFA Presi-
dent, as speaker, and the Wewahitchka
String Band furnishing the music.
The Daytona Plaza Hotel was host to


the State Officers and State Staff for a
luncheon. During the luncheon Neil Ter-
rell, Sales Director, was presented an FFA
Desk paper weight.
The highlight of the afternoon and
evening was the interviewing of the candi-
dates for state offices.
Tuesday Morning
The Florida Ford Tractor Company
was host at a breakfast for District Trac-
tor Driver Winners and their advisers.


H. E. Wood, State Adviser, congratulating the 1962-63 State Officers. Left to right:
Mr. Wood, David Brengle, President, Winter Haven, and Vice-Presidents Lynwood
Simmons, Turkey Creek; Elmo Douglas, Santa Fe at Alachua; David King, Jasper;
Dale Gavin. Citrus at Inverness; Hoyt Northcut, Hialeah; Marlin Register, Graceville.
At right is Victor Butler, National President, Havana.
Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962







Registration, housing, tractor driving
contest, 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 surrounding hotels and motels.
The Delegates and Advisers Luncheon
was held at the Daytona Plaza Hotel at
12:00 noon. This most enjoyable event
was attended by more than 400 delegates,
advisers, state officers, members and
friends. Chuck Beck, State President,
gave a short welcome and introduced his
fellow State Officers. The Invocation
was given by Willie Veal, 6th State Vice-
President from the Pahokee Chapter.
Victor Butler, National President, gave
an inspirational welcome to the group.
H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser, intro-
duced the guests, and Dr. Walter R. Wil-
liams, Jr., State Director, Vocational and
Adult Education was the guest speaker.
President Beck presented A. K. Every,
Resident Manager, Daytona Plaza with
an honorary state farmer degree jacket.
Orchids were presented to all the ladies
present. Excellent music was presented
by the Baker String Band.
A program was presented to the Day-
tona Beach Lions Club with Ed Raikes,
Agriculture Teacher from Ft. Pierce in
charge of the program. The Ft. Pierce
String Band furnished the music and
George Culverhouse, 1961 Star State
Farmer from Ft. Pierce was the speaker.
Tuesday Afternoon
The First General Assembly of all dele-
gates, advisers and guests was held in
Peabody Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. David
Coile, president of the Lakeland Chapter
gave the Devotional. The officers occu-
pied their respective stations for the offi-
cial opening ceremony.
Mayor Owen Eubank, in a welcome ad-
dress, congratulated the delegates on past
behavior and urged the boys to bring the
convention to Daytona Beach again next
year.
Mr. Milt Tosky, Director of Vocational
Education in Volusia County, and Mr.
Floyd Kay, Manager of Daytona Beach
Chamber of Commerce, extended greet-
ings and best wishes to the Future Farm-
ers. Since it was Mr. Kay's birthday,
the Officers and delegates joined in sing-
ing "Happy Birthday, Mr. Kay."
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.
After being introduced by George Bara-
gona, Vernon, 1st Vice-President, Chuck
Beck gave the State President's Message.
The Minutes of the 33rd Annual Con-
vention were read by Chuck McIntosh,
2nd Vice-president, and approved by the
delegates.
Division winners in the Demonstration
Contest gave their demonstrations at
this time.
Chuck McIntosh read the names of
those recommended to receive the Honor-
ary State Farmer Degree during the
convention and they were approved. He
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Dr. Irvin Wofford, Director of Agronomy, Southern Nitrogen Co., Inc., Savannah,
Georgia, presenting Leadership Awards to the District State Farmers, George Truett
Johnson, Suwannee at Live Oak; Dewey Fussell, Auburndale; Daniel McKinnon,
Bethlehem; Jesse H. Thomas, Citrus at Inverness, and Reuben Wayne Carlton, Fort
Pierce. Shown with them is the Star State Farmer, David King of Jasper, and
their Advisers.





















T. E. Hancock, Ass't General Sales Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville.
Presenting Edward Harrison, Ocoee FFA Chapter the State winning pennant and
award as the State Champion Tractor Driver. Others left to right as they place
from 6th to 2nd are: Robert Pleas, Chipley; Wilbur Miller, Blountstown; Pace Getzen,
Newberry; M. E. Wilkins, Palmetto; Eddie Carter, Ft. Pierce FFA Chapter.


also read the names of those who had
received the Degree during the year, and
they were approved.
Secretary McIntosh then presented the
Nominating Committee's selection for
State President, David Brengle of Winter
Haven, who was approved, and nomina-
tions were received from the floor for
Lynwood Simmons, Turkey Creek; David
King, Jasper; Leonard Thorn, Paxton,
Ted Sutherland, Bartow; and Dan Mc-
Kinnon, Bethlehem Chapter. Each candi-
date gave a short talk.
Leon Sims, graduate assistant in Agri-
cultural Education, University of Florida,
gave a brief discussion on the organization
and operation of a committee.

Tuesday Evening
The Second Session of the convention
was called to order by the State President
at 7:30 p.m. President Beck introduced
Walter Dickson, Sopchoppy, 4th Vice-
president who presided over the session.


W. T. Loften, Associate Professor of
Agricultural Education, University of
Florida, Gainesville was in Charge of the
Parliamentary Procedure Contest. The


judges were: John Mattingly, Attorney,
Deland; Vince Gould, Real Estate Broker,
Deland; Lowell Hastings, and Fred Staf-
ford, business men of Deland.
Chapter teams and members in order
1st-Palatka Sr. (Gregg Freeman, Julian
of their final placings in this contest were:
Grant, Bud Nearing, Richard Rich,
Randy Williams, and Larry Reese) was
awarded $25 and a pennant from the
Florida Association, FFA, and a trophy
from the Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion by Sandy Johnson, Director of Sales
for Fla. Farm Bureau Insurance, Gaines-
ville; 2nd Havana (Bobby Wiley,
Charles Tullos, Donald Donaldson, Fred-
dy Shelfer, Bill Williams, and Jimmy
Stephens) $20; 3rd Clewiston (Tommy
Weathers, Tommy Ridgdill, Wayne Mor-
gan, Wayne Sullivan, Nicky Fisk, and
Alan Jones) $15. Mr. Mattingly an-
nounced the results.
Hank Raattama, Santa Fe Chapter 3rd
Vice President, explained the String Band
Contest, and Aubrey Fowler, General
Manager of North Florida Production
Credit Association, Live Oak, gave the
qualifications of the judges. After the
contest was held, the awards sponsored
by the Florida Association, FFA were
presented by Mr. Fowler as follows:
Brandon, as State Winner (Pete Sumner,
Nelson Waycaster, Larry Barrington,
Jimmy Grissett, Gene Conners, and Wes-
ton Carter) received $20 and a pennant;
Baker, as second place winner received
$15; Ft. Pierce, 3rd place $10; Green
Cove Springs, 4th place $5; Anthony, 5th
place $5; Wewahitchka, 6th place $5. The
judges in the String Band Contests were:
Forrest Breckenridge Executive Manager
of the DeLand Chamber of Commerce;
Autrey Inman, President of the Vicary
Music Publishing Co., DeLand, and
Ralph Lougee, Daytona Beach (Retired.)
T. E. Hancock, Ass't General Sales
Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Company,
Jacksonville, presented the following
awards to winners of the Tractor Driving
Contest, which was sponsored by his com-
pany; a 21-jewel wrist watch and a pen-
nant for the chapter, to Edward Harrison,
Ocoee, as State Winner; a 17-jewel watch
to Eddie Carter of Ft. Pierce, as second
place winner; and $25 Savings Bonds to
the following in their respective placings:
M. E. Wilkins, Palmetto; Pace Getzen,


State President's Message

ON JUNE 14TH, my life was enriched and my aims were lifted as I was
elected to serve you fellow Future Farmers as your State President for the
1962-63 year. I deeply appreciate the confidence and trust that you have
placed in me; and I would like to say, "thank you," to each and every one
of you for your kind words of encouragement.
We face in the coming year, horizons unlimited in the agriculture of
the future. May we all work intelligently and seriously to further equip our-
selves for our role in this challenging future.
I hope that together we can continue to make Forida the leader in Future
Farmer work. If we work hard, have cooperation, and always keep our eyes
to God for help and guidance, I am sure that our Florida Association will
prosper.
Thank you. DAVID BRENGLE
President, Florida Association, FFA


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962








Newberry; Wilbur Miller, Blountstown;
and Robert Pleas, Chipley. Professor C.
J. Rogers, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville; John Hollowell, John Deere Plow
Company, Lake City; and T. E. Hancock,
Florida Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville,
were the judges. The tractor was furnish-
ed by the DeLand Ford Tractor Dealer.
M. L. Bishop, Alachua County Local Di-
rector of Vocational Education was in
charge of the contest.
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 Contests, to the following:
Claude Gibbs of the Tate Chapter at Gon-
zalez, as State Winner of the Beef Breed-
ing Award received $100 toward the pur-
chase of a pure-bred registered animal of
the breed desired. Other winners: Ronald
Thompson, Marianna; Stephan Wright,
Mulberry; O. K. Alexander, Brandon;
Fain Poppell, Quincy; and Dewey Fus-
sell, Auburndale, each received $15 to
help defray their expenses in attending
the State Convention. The State Winner
of the Feeder Steer Award, Ronald Gibbs
of the Tate Chapter at Gonzalez, was
presented $100 to apply on expenses for
him and his advisor, O. R. Farish, to at-
tend the National Convention in Kansas
City, Missouri, in October, 1962. Other
winners, each of whom received $15 to
help defray their expenses to the State
Convention were as follows: Arky Rog-
ers, Lake City; Charles Jenkins, Kath-
leen; Bobby Coburn, Winter Haven; Lew-
is Ward, Havana; and Harold Wilson,
Bartow.
The Farm Safety Awards, a $100 check
and certificate from the Future Farmer of
America Foundation were presented to
South Dade (Homestead) Chapter by
R. A. Miessen, Ass't to the Division Man-
ager, Standard Oil Company, Jackson-
ville, Maurice Ennis, Chairman of the
Farm Safety Committee, accepted the
award. Other awards presented by Mr.
Miessen on behalf of Standard Oil Com-
pany were: $50 Bartow, $25 Quincy, $20
Sante Fe Senior (Alachua), $15 Paxton,
and $10 Ft. Pierce.


T. E. Hancock, Ass't General Sales Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville.
Speaking at the Fla. Ford Tractor Breakfast, Honoring Dist. Tractor Driving winners
prior to State Contest.


Tractor Driving Contest being held on the beach.


Dr. Irvin Wofford, Director of Agronomy,
Southern Nitrogen Co., Inc., Savannah,
Ga., presenting Cecil W. Grace, Adviser
of the Star State Farmer, with a special
award to attend the National FFA Con-
vention next October.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962


At this time Wayne Hawkins, Produc-
tion and Marketing Division of the Flori-
da Fruit and Vegetable Association, Or-
lando, announced the winners of the Vege-
table Demonstration Contest. The State
Award was presented to Ed Lounds of
the Ft. Pierce Chapter for his demonstra-
tion on "Citrus Propagation." He was
also the Production Division Winner.
Other Division winners were: Hileah,
Hoyt Northcut, in "The Marketing of
Tomatoes"; Winter Haven, Ricky Breece
in the Soil Fertility Division.
Lounds, Ft. Pierce received expenses
to attend the N.J.V.G.A. National Con-
vention in Miami Beach in December
thru the Florida Fruit and Vegetable
Association.
The Palatka Senior Team, composed
of Glenn Brown, Gregg Freeman, and
Davy Davis, was State Winner in the
Vegetable Judging, Grading and Identi-
fication Contest, and will represent Flori-
da in the NJVGA Convention in Miami


Beach next December. Their expenses
will be paid thru the Florida Fruit and
Vegetable Association. Other winners
in their respective order were: Second,
Palatka; Third, Hastings. The other high
seven teams receiving ribbons were: Pine-
crest, Winter Haven, Citrus at Inverness,
Lakeland, Auburndale, Miami-Edison,
and Turkey Creek.
After announcements, the meeting ad-
journed with the Closing Ceremony.

Wednesday Morning
The Baker String Band, second place
winner in the state contest, entertained
the delegates and guests with some fine
music. The devotional was given by Rev-
erend Hal Marchman of the Central Bap-
tist Church of Daytona Beach. The third
session was called to order with the official
opening ceremony by President Beck. He
then introduced Willie Veal, 6th Vice-
President, who served as the presiding
officer.























The State FFA Highlights for 1961-62
were given by Dr. E. W. Garris, Head
Teacher-Trainer of Agricultural Educa-


Presentation of the Superior Chapter Awards.

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President Beck presented Dr. Garris
with a Special Awards Plaque for his
many years of outstanding service.
The State Forestry Awards, sponsored
by the Seaboard Air Line Railway Com-
pany were presented by R. N. Hoskins,
General Forestry Agent, Richmond, Vir-
ginia. Donald Cook of Vernon, as state
winner received $275, and his adviser,
Arol Hudson, received $125 to cover their
expenses in attending the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City, and visiting
other cities during October. Second place
and $50 went to James Croft, Lake Butler;
third place and $30 to Winton Thomas,
Lake City; and $20 to Pete Fussell, Au-
burndale as the fourth place winner.
Donald Cook, Vernon, was presented
the second $500 Rayonier FFA Forestry
Scholarship from the Rayonier Founda-
tion by Ernest P. Davis, Resident Mana-
ger, Southeast Timber Division; Rayo-
nier, Incorporated, Fernandina Beach,
for his outstanding accomplishments in
Forestry.
The Brandon State Champion String
Band furnished some very good music.
The Annual FFA Report was given
by Walter Dickson, 4th Vice-President.
Presentation of Farm Electrification
Awards was made by J. C. Carroll, Ser-
vice Representative, Tampa Electric Com-
pany, Tampa, as follows: To the State
winner, James Welch of Wauchula, a cer-
tificate and check for $100 from the Fu-
ture Farmers of America Foundation, and
a $100 Savings Bond from the Tampa
Electric Company of Tampa, Gulf Power
Company ,of Pensacola, Florida Power
and Light Company of Miami, and Flori-
da Power Corporation of St. Petersburg.
The following District Winners were
awarded $50 Savings Bonds by the elec-
trical organizations: I-William Worley,
Paxton; II-Bobby McMillan, Jasper;
III-Charles McCormick, Macclenny;
IV- Russell Cross, South Sumter at
Bushnell; V-Steve Enfinger, Winter Ha-
ven; VI-Edward Carter, Ft. Pierce. Each
of the winners previously had received
County Farm Electrification Awards of a
$25 Savings Bond from one of the electri-
cal organizations.
A special demonstration on the work-
ings of a committee was presented by the
Santa Fe Junior and Senior FFA Chap-
ters.
After some announcements and intro-
ductions, the meeting adjourned.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the District

8 Florida Future Farmer







Winners and Advisers of the Farm Elec-
trification Contest. Co-sponsors of the
luncheon were Florida Power Corpora-
tion, Tampa Electric Company, Florida
Power and Light Company, and Gulf
Power Company.
A special luncheon was held at the Day-
tona Plaza Hotel for the Farm Safety
Winners (Chapter Advisers and Chairmen
of the Farm Safety Committees) as guests
of the Standard Oil Company of Ken-
tucky. R. A. Miessen, Ass't. to the Di-
vision Manager, Jacksonville, was the
host.
The District Sweethearts and their
chaperones were guests of the Craig Ho-
tels for a luncheon. John E. Leonard,
General Manager, Daytona Beach, was
the host.
The Civitan Club Program was present-
ed at Morrison's Imperial House, with W.
T. Loften in charge of the program. John
Douthat, State Vice-President from Wild-
wood was speaker, and the Turkey Creek
Quartet furnished the entertainment.
The Daytona Beach Kiwanis Club Pro-
gram was presented, with Jack Millican
handling the program. Victor Butler, Na-
tional President was speaker, and the
Green Cove Springs String Band furnish-
ed the music.
Wednesday Afternoon
The fourth session was called to order
by the President, and opened with the
Official Ceremony.
President Beck introduced the Judges
for the Harmonica Contest as follows:
F. E. Breckenridge, Ralph Lougee, and
Autrey Inman.
After the Harmonica Contest was held
Autrey Inman announced the results and
presented the awards to the following in
their order of placings: Jack James, Bar-
tow, $10.00 and a pennant; Marvin Buc-
hanan, Mayo, $8.00; Marlin Register,
Graceville, $7.00; Kim Wellman, Bron-
son, $5.00; Stafford Cowart, Hialeah,
$5.00; and Marvin Vernon, South Sumter
at Bushnell, $5.00.
At this time Victor Butler, National
FFA President from Havana, addressed
the delegation. The entire delegation
rose in his honor, after which he gave an


Maryjean Henyey, Hilliard, 1961-62
Sweetheart, crowning the new State
SSweetheart, Frances Smith, Havana.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962


Sweethearts hear the results as Frances Smith (with her hands up to her face) is
acclaimed 1962 State FFA Sweetheart. Others are: Vivian Johnson, Lake Weir Chap-
ter at Summerfield, Beth Bandy, Dade City, Maryjean Henyey, Hilliard, 1961-62
State Sweetheart, and Mary Lou Taylor, DeFuniak Springs.


inspiring message.
President Beck, Chuck McIntosh and
John Douthat gave introductory remarks
regarding the candidates for Honorary
State Farmer Degree, after which the
State Officers awarded Degrees to the
following: Alto Adams, Jr., Rancher,
Fort Pierce; Ben L. Bryan, Supt. of Public
Instruction, Ft. Pierce; James C. Carroll,
Service Representative, Tampa Electric
Company, Tampa; Rodney C. Colson,
Supervising Principal, Pinecrest High
School, Lithia; Ernest P. Davis, Mana-
ger, Southeast Timber Division, Rayonier,
Inc., Fernandina Beach; William Gephart,
Editor, Florida Cattleman Magazine, Kis-
simmee; George W. Harmony, Vice- Pres-
ident, First National Bank, Live Oak;
Lester Hodge, Member of Alachua Coun-
ty School Board, Gainesville; Senator
Randolph Hodges, Director of State
Board of Conservation, Tallahassee; John
Hollowell, John Deere Plow Company,
Lake City; Howard V. Lee, Immediate
Past President. Florida Federation Pro-
duction Credit Associations, Eastlake
Weir; John E. Leonard, General Mana-
ger, The Craig Hotels, Daytona Beach;
E. D. Manning, Supt. of Public Instruc-
tion, Gainesville; C. Pellon Morris, Super-
vising Principal, Belle Glade High School,
Belle Glade; Jack Salt, Sales Director,
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company,
Jacksonville; Herbert Simmons, Supt. of
Public Instruction, Bushnell; Leon A.
Sims, Associate Professor, Agricultural
Education, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville; W. G. Stephens, Supervising Prin-
cipal, Jefferson High School, Monticello;
and Dr. T. W. Strickland, Educational
Materials Specialist, Department of Edu-
cation, Tallahassee.
Jimmy Lee of Reddick was presented
a Certificate and check for $100 from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
and a $100 Savings Bond from the Florida


Ford Tractor Company, as state winner
of the Farm Mechanics Award by Tommy
Hancock, Ass't. Sales Manager, of Jack-
sonville. To each of the district winners,
he presented $50 Savings Bonds also from
his company: I-Larry Ford, Malone;
II-Jake Redmon, Quincy; III-Joe Kirk-
land, Macclenny; IV-Edmond Harrison,
Ocoee; V-Steve Enfinger, Winter Haven;
VI-James Welch, Wauchula. Each of
these boys had already received $25 Sav-
ings Bonds as county Farm Mechanics
Winners from their local Ford Tractor
Dealers.
After some announcements were made,
the committees received their assignments
and recessed for meetings in Seabreeze
High School and in Peabody Auditorium.
Over 900 Future Farmers, Advisers 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 thoroughly enjoyed by
everyone present.
Wednesday Evening
At 8:00 p.m. a special talent program
directed by D. A. Storms, Sr., Hills-
borough County Co-ordinator of Agricul-
tural Education, was presented in the
Bandshell, with over 1500 Future Farm-
ers and guests in attendance. Ronald
Nelson, North Miami Chapter, past State
Vice-President was Master of Ceremo-
nies for a full and very entertaining pro-
gram. President Chuck Beck introduced
special guests, and the Brandon State
Champion String band played. Singing
and other entertainment was furnished
by the following: Mary Lou Taylor, De-
Funiak Springs Chapter, District I
Sweetheart; The Turkey Creek and Wau-
chula Quartets; Jack James, Bartow,
State Champion Harmonica player; Ruth
Colvard, Pahokee, District VI Sweet-
heart; Vivian Johnson, Lake Weir Chap-
























Robert Page, Pres. of the Georgia FFA Assoc. Hoboken, Ga. Greeting delegates and guests at the 34th Annual State FFA Con-
vention. John D. Stiles, Chief of the Fla. Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville, addressing Delegates and Guests at 34th Annual
State FFA Convention. 0 Mickey Thompson, Pres. Okla. Assoc., Beggs, Okla. Greeting delegates and guests at the 34th Annual
FFA Convention. 0 Mayor Owen Eubank, Daytona Beach, welcoming Delegates and Guests at the 34th Annual State FFA Con-
vention. Mr. Milt Tosky, Director of Vocational Education m Volusia County, Greeting Delegates and Guests at 34th Annual
State FFA Convention. Victor Butler, Nat'l FFA Pres. from Havana, Honored guest at the 34th Annual State FFA Con-
vention addressing the Delegates and Guests.


ter at Summerfield, District IV sweet-
heart; Dennis Ford, Bartow; Fort Pierce
and Hialeah String Bands; John Carlton,
Kathleen; Frances Smith, Havana, Dis-
trict II Sweetheart; Marlin Register,
Graceville; Beth Bandy, Dade City, Dis-
trict V Sweetheart; Betty Simmons,
South Sumter (Bushnell) FFA Chapter
Sweetheart; Sallie Fuller, Largo, 1961
District V Sweetheart; Susan Lewis, Wil-
liston, District III Sweetheart; Larry
Barrington, Brandon; Chuck McIntosh,
Turkey Creek; Maryjean Henyey, Hil-
liard, State FFA Sweetheart.
The Program closed with Maryjean
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.
Jeff Daughtry, member of the Fraterni-
ty and former Star State Farmer of FFA,
acted as Toastmaster. Special music was
furnished by the Wewahitchka String
Band.
The fifth session opened with harmoni-
ca playing by Marvin Buchanan of the
Mayo Chapter. The Devotional was given
by Reverend Irvin Cheney of the First
Congregational Church o f Daytona
Beach. President Beck called the meet-
ing to order with the official Opening
Ceremony and the Annual Treasurer's
Report was given by Hank Raatama, Jr.,
3rd Vice-President, and approved.
Dale Carlton, Director of Grower and
Contract Division, Florida Citrus Mutual,
Lakeland, presented the first state Citrus
Production a n d Citrus Placement
Awards. John Allen, Pinecrest received
a $100 check as the State Citrus Produc-
tion winner. His Adviser, Jacques Waller
received a plaque. The other district
winners of Citrus Production Awards
who received $25 each were: Donald
Hovey, Ocoee; Melvin Hayden, South-
east at Bradenton; and Wayne Carlton,
Ft. Pierce. Bennie Phillips, Winter Hav-


en, received $100 from the Florida Cit-
rus Mutual for doing the best in the
Citrus Placement Program. His Adviser,
Robert Gunson received a plaque. The
district winners who received $25 each
were: Robert Fischer, Ocoee; and Virgil
Best, Palmetto.
Election and initiation of candidates
for the State Farmer Degree by the
State Officers was held. The degree was
conferred on 177 Future Farmers (This
list is given on page 2). The Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company of Crawfords-
ville, Indiana and Jacksonville, Florida,
sponsored awards of $5 each and a cer-
tificate for members receiving the State
Farmer Degree, with $10 going to the
three top district winners; the two area
winners received $25 each, and $50 to
the Star State Farmer. Jack Salt, Sales
Director from Jacksonville presented the
awards.
The Production Credit Associations in
Florida presented a State Farmer Key
to each member receiving the degree.


Frank Barton, Director of Information,
Farm Credit Banks of Columbia, South
Carolina. presented the keys. Sponsoring
Associations were: Bradenton Produc-
tion Credit; Northeast Production Credit,
Palatka; Florida Citrus Production Cred-
it, Orlando; Marianna Production Cred-
it; North Florida Production Credit,
Live Oak; Gainesville Production Credit;
Lakeland Production Credit; Monticello
Production Credit.
Then, Jack James, State Champion
Harmonica player from Bartow played
several numbers.
John D. Stiles, Chief of the Marketing
Bureau, State Department of Agricul-
ture, was introduced at this time and he
gave an inspiring message to the dele-
gates and guests.
John Stiles on behalf of the the Honor-
able Doyle Conner, Commissioner of Ag-
riculture, then presented the State De-
partment of Agriculture Awards to the
following: Leonard Thorn, Paxton; Tom-
my Crevasse, Santa Fe at Alachua; and


Mid-States Steel and Wire Company Luncheon for District, Area and State Star
Farmers. (Left to Right): Victor Butler, National President, his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. V. Butler, Havana; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Beck, Chiefland, their son Chuck,
State President; Jack Salt, Sales Director, Mid-States Steel and Wire Company,
Jacksonville; Dr. E. W. Garris, Head Teacher-Trainer, Agricultural Education,
University of Florida, Gainesville; Mrs. Garris; Mr. Alvan Howard, General Agri-
cultural and Livestock Agent, Atlantic Coast Line Railway Company, Jacksonville,
A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary, FFA; John Douthat, Wildwood and Chuck McIntosh,
Turkey Creek, State Vice-Presidents.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962

























Will you do committee work wrong or right? The above points were made in the Demonstration given by the Santa Fe Jr. and
Sr. Chapters, at the State Convention.


Leo Champion, Brooksville. Each boy re-
ceived $50 to help defray his expenses to
the FFA National Convention next Oc-
tober.
The candidates for 1962-63 State
President were given two minutes each
to present their qualifications prior to
the balloting for president. President
Beck called on W. T. Loften, who ex-
plained the method of voting. Voting
machines were used through the cour-
tesy of Mrs. Katherine Odham, Super-
visor of Registration, Volusia County.
The delegates voted immediately after
the meeting adjourned.
The 1962 State Farmers and their Ad-
visers were guests of Loncala Phosphate
Company of High Springs, at a lunch-
eon at the Daytona Plaza Hotel. Sam
Kelly of High Springs, President of Lon-
cala Phosphate Company was host. Leon
Sims had charge of the program and the
Wewahitchka String Band furnished the
music. Chuck Beck, State President, was
Master of Ceremonies, and presented
Mr. Kelly with an FFA desk paper
weight.
Thursday Afternoon
The sixth session was called to order
by the President. At this time, H. E.
Wood, State Adviser, presented a $100
J. F. Williams Memorial Scholarship to
each of the following: Clifford Bloods-


worth, Lake Butler; Mannie Carter,
Clewiston; and Wayne Whitton, Ft.
White. Clifford, Mannie and Wayne are
planning to accept employment as teach-
ers of Vocational Agriculture in Florida.
Hank Raattama, 3rd Vice-President,
introduced the 1961 American Farmer
Degree recipients (and their advisers):
Victor Butler, Havana, adviser, 0. E.
Yearty; Gene Curls, Santa Fe at Alach-
ua, advisers Henry Lunsford and F. D.
McCormick; Walter Edwards, Jr., Mon-
ticello, adviser, J. C. Waldron; Roy Leon
Hagan, Jr., Lakeview at Winter Garden,
adviser, Robert Friedley; P. L. Keen,
Bradenton, advisers Dudley Heflin and
John Sylvia; Randy King, Jasper, ad-
viser, C. W. Grace; Ray Rhodes, Ocala,
adviser M. C. Rocke; Edward Henry
Vertommen, Pahokee, adviser, N. R. Nor-
man; Jack Walker, South Dade at Home-
stead, advisers Lansing Gordon and Gene
Herring.
The 1962 applicants were then intro-
duced: Arthur Smith, Quincy, adviser,
Murray Langford; Francis Ward, Su-
wannee at Live Oak, adviser H. M. Fol-
som; Jack Williams, Reddick, adviser,
Carl Rehwinkel; Donald Weber, Ft.
Pierce, adviser, Ed Raikes; Ronald Nel-
son, North Miami, adviser, Perry Sis-


trunk; James Repper, Pahokee, adviser,
N. R. Norman; Jeff Daughtry, Peace
River at Wauchula, adviser, John Mad-
dox; Robert Wilkerson, Paxton, adviser,
I. R. Roche; James Cox, Winter Haven,
advisers, L. W. Harrell and R. A. Gun-
son; Harrell Howell, Jennings, adviser,
Fred DeVane.
Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland, Past
State Vice-President; Don Clemmons,
Tallahassee, Past State Vice-President;
Don Fuqua, Altha, Past State President,
were introduced and they made remarks
at this time.
Since the 1953 Convention the Florida
Association, FFA has invited the State
Presidents from all FFA State Associa-
tions in the Southern Region, as well as
presidents of other youth organizations
in Florida to attend their State Conven-
tion. Those present this year were Vic-
tor Butler, Havana, Florida, National
FFA President; Robert Page, Hoboken,
Ga., State President, Georgia Association,
FFA; Mickey Thompson, Beggs, Okla-
homa, State President, Oklahoma Asso-
ciation, FFA. Robert and Mickey spoke
briefly at this time. Miss Joyce Wolf-
gang, Executive Secretary, Fla. FHA As-
sociation and Past President of the State
(Continued on page 14)


Sandy Johnson, Executive Vice-Pres. of the Farm Bureau, leading applause for the
State Champion Parliamentary Procedure Team from Palatka Sr. FFA Chapter.
Members of team from left to right are: Gregg Freeman, Randy Williams, Larry
Reese, Richard Rich, Julian Grant and Bud Nearing.


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962












1962-63 State Officers


DAVID BRENGLE
President
DAVID KYLE BRENGLE, is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. T. Brengle of Winter Haven,
and is a 1962 graduate of Winter Haven
Senior High School.
David majored in vocational agricul-
ture in high school, completing four years
of work. His home facilities were limited
for a supervised farming program and he
has had a variety of projects-some at
home, some on the school farm, and some
on rented acreage. These include orna-
mentals, feeder steers, rabbits, truck crops,
bearing citrus, and sheep. At present he
has a small improved pasture at home
with 8 head of sheep, /s acre of bearing
citrus, and an ornamental unit with a
capacity of 10,000 plants. He has also
worked on farm placement in an ornamen-
tal nursery and in citrus production. He
and a high school friend have formed a
partnership, and are licensed citrus deal-
ers with the business name of "Double D
Dealers". They are the youngest busi-
nessmen ever bonded by their company
and have learned much about the econo-
mics of agriculture in the fresh fruit
business.
David has participated in many leader-
ship activities. Two years ago, he was on
the State Champion Vegetable Demon-
stration Team in the FFA which demon-
strated the results obtained with irradia-
ted seed. At the National Junior Vegeta-
ble Growers Convention in Colorado
Springs the demonstration placed ninth
and the organization elected David Na-
tional Secretary. Last year David attend-
ed the Convention in Detroit and was
elected Vice-President of the N.J.V.G.A.
He was sent to the National FFA Con-
vention by the Imperial Polk County FFA
Foundation and also participated in the
4-H Student Exchange Program with
Virginia 4-H leaders, including a trip to
Washington, D. C.
Other FFA activities include delegate
to the State FFA Convention 4 years, and
State Committee Chairman three times;
member of State Champion Livestock
Judging Team; member 2nd place State
Vegetable Judging Team; and highest
test score at State Forestry Camp. He
was also Vice-President and President of
the Winter Haven Chapter, and Presi-
dent of the Imperial Polk County FFA
Federation. He has won the sub-district
Public Speaking Contest for the last two
years and was a member of the District
Champion Parliamentary Procedure
Team. He was Chairman of the Polk
County FFA Leadership School, a mem-
ber of the County Champion Ceremony
team for two years, and MC for the Sub-
District Sweetheart Contest. He is the
Star Chapter Farmer and was Toastmas-
ter for the annual FFA Banquet. At the
recent FFA State Convention, he was
awarded the FFA Bankers Scholarship


for academic excellence and leadership.
He was the announcer for the Beef
show at the Polk County Youth Fair and
has won several Blue ribbons as a crop
and livestock exhibitor.
In other school and community activi-
ties, he was a delegate to Boys' State;
State Parliamentarian, Future Teachers
of America; Vice-President, Hi-Y Service
Club; Parliamentarian, National Junior
Honor Society; Secretary Junior Class;
Member Student Council; Parliamenta-
rian, Inter-Club Council; City Clerk, Stu-
dent Government Day; and voted a Sen-
ior Notable and Senior Favorite. He
is also a member of the Cross Country
Track Team.
In his Church activities, he was a youth
representative at the Governor's Prayer
Breakfast, and has been a delegate to the
Presbyterian Fellowship Conference for
four years.
Upon completion of his term as State
President, David plans to attend the Uni-
versity of Florida and major in Agricul-
tural Education and follow a career of
teaching.

LYNWOOD SIMMONS
1st Vice-President
LYNWOOD SIMMONS, newly elected First
Vice-President, representing District V, is
18 years old and a member of the Turkey
Creek Chapter. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Simmons, and graduated from
Turkey Creek High School this year.
During the last year his supervised
farming program consisted of 50% of 5
acres of purple hull peas, 5 acres of
squash, 3 acres of string beans, and 4
acres of baby lima beans. He has full
ownership in 5 head of cows.
Lynwood has served as President of his
Chapter and County Association, Secre-
tary of Convention Planning Committee
and Cooperative Activities at Conven-
tions; participated in Parliamentary Pro-
cedure, Chapter Banquets, Livestock
Judging and Land Judging Teams; was
a member of the State and Tri-State
Champion Quartet and second place State
Quartet, was host for Sub-district Contest,
appeared on National FFA Convention
Talent Show, Weekly Gospel Program for
three months on local TV station, furiiish-
ed entertainment at the Florida State Fair
and many Civic Clubs.
His other leadership activities are serv-
ing as Commissioner of Agriculture at
Boys' State, helped organize and preside
over Officers Leadership Training Con-
ference, first alternate to Boys' Nation,
Governor's Youth Advisory Council mem-
ber, Treasurer Hillsborough County Jun-
ior Agricultural Fair, Chapter Star Far-
mer, baseball, football Letterman, Junior-
Senior Notable.
His improvement projects included dig-
ging drainage ditch, irrigating land, plant-
ing cover crops, building fences, stumping


and improving land, growing home gar-
den, and forest fire protection.

ELMO DOUGLAS
2nd Vice-President
ELMO DOUGLAS, newly elected Second
Vice-President representing District III,
is the 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. E. Douglas. He is a recent graduate
of the Santa Fe High School and a mem-
ber of the FFA Chapter.
His Supervised Farming Program con-
sisted of 1.76 acres of tobacco, 6 acres of
corn, 1 cow for breeding, 3 head of beef
cattle, 1 head of swine for breeding, and
7 head of swine for meat.
Elmo has served as President and Sen-
tinel of his chapter, chairman of various
committees, delegates to State Conven-
tion, member of livestock judging team,
member third place parliamentary pro-
cedure team, representative to National
Convention; participated in leadership
schools, chapter banquets, fairs and shows.
He has served as Vice-president of his
class, President of Sunday School and
B. T. U. Classes, Emcee of Associational
Youth Rally, and co-captain of basketball
team.
His improvement projects include
breeding improvements of swine, build-
ing fence, contributing farm buildings,
home milk supply, and installing lights
to barn.
DAVID KING
3rd Vice-President
DAVID KING, a recent graduate of Jasper
High School and a member of the FFA
Chapter, is the newly elected Vice-Presi-
dent representing District II. He is also
the Star State Farmer. He is 17 years
old and the son of Mrs. T. R. King.
David's Supervised Farming Program
for this year consisted of 11/2 acres of to-
bacco, 4 head of breeding hogs, 40 head of
meat hogs, 75 acres of corn, 5 acres of
watermelons, 2 head of beef breeding ani-
mals, and 75 acres of forest.
He has served as Reporter, Secretary,
and Vice-President of his Vocational Agri-
culture Classes and President of the
Chapter; participated as a delegate to
the State Convention, and the Officers
Leadership School. He was a member of
the Chapter's Parliamentary Procedure
and Judging Teams, participated in Pub-
lic Speaking, Youth Shows and in many
other activities, was Chairman of several
Committees and assisted with many of
the Chapter Cooperative activities. He
was a State representative to the Ameri-
can Institute of Cooperation in California
and State Seaboard Forestry Winner.
David has served as Reporter and Vice-
President of his School Classes. He is a
member of the Church of Christ and Du-
roc Breeders Association.
Some of his improvement projects in-
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ELMO DOUGLAS
Second Vice-President
Santa Fe Senior Chapter
(Alachua)
Sponsored by
Holiday House & Al's 41
Restaurant
(Pete & Trudy Lindsey)
Thompson's Hardware
High Snrinfes


DAVID BRENGLE
President
Winter Ha\en Chapter
Sponsored by
imperial Polk County
F.F.A. Fouiiiualion
Chapters:
Winter Ha'en Lakeland
Barlon Fort Meade
Kathleen Mulberry
Frostproof Lake Alfred
Denison Kathleen Jr.
Haines City Lake Wales
Auburndale



1962-63
OFFICERS
of the
FLORIDA FFA
are honored by
BUSINESS FIRMS




DALE GAVIN
Fourth Vice-President
Inverness (Citrus) Chapter

Sponsored by
Jackson Lumber Co., Inc.
Building Materials
Complete line of Red Rose Feeds
Inverness, Fla.


LYNWOOD SIMMONS
First Vice-President
Turkey Creek Chapter

Sponsored by
The Hillsboro Bank
"Serving Plant City Since 1902"
Plant City, Florida


HOYT NORTHCUT
Fifth Vice-President
Hialeah Chapter
Sponsored by
ROYAL CASTLE
Serving Florida for 25 years
HECTOR FEED MILLS
Deerfield Beach. Florida


DAVID KING
Third Vice-President
Jasper Chapter
Sponsored by
John C. Camp
Distributor, Gulf Oil Products
Jasper, Fla.
Hill-Brown Company
Corn and Seed Processors
Jasper, Fla.


MARLIN REGISTER
Sixth Vice-President
Graceville Chapter

Sponsored by
Gold Kisl Peanul Growers
Farmer Mutual Exchange
Divisions of Cotion Producers
Association
Graceville, Fla.
"Owned by Those We Serve"

















State Farmer Degree Ceremony with a map of Fla. in the background and two members of the Palatka Chapters placing a pin
at the Chapter's name as their State Farmers are called to the stage. The map was prepared by the Palatka Chapter.


R. A. Miessen, Ass't. to Division Manager, Standard Oil Co. of Jacksonville, present-
ing Maurice Ennis, Chairman of Farm Safety Committee South Dade Chapter at
Homestead State winner in Farm Safety.. Other winners from 6th through 2nd
Ft. Pierce, Paxton, Santa Fe Sr., Alachua, Quincy, and Bartow.


HW--
H. B. Gassaway, Field Representative, Sealtest Food Plant, Tampa, presenting Dairy
Farming Awards to Jack Ford, State Winner. Others in picture are District Win-
ners Clifton Lyons, Bonifay, Kenneth Jackson, Lafayette at Mayo; Inman Harrison,
Lake Butler; Gary Suhl, Kissimmee; Charles Sargeant, Lakeland; Bob Suit, Ft.
Pierce; and their Advisers.


Luncheon for the District State Farmers, their parents and advisers and the office
staff, by the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company, Jack Salt, Jacksonville, Sales
Director, host.


34th FFA Convention
(Continued from page 11)
FHA Association spoke.
"Pass-the-chicken, Pappy" a w a r d s,
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Founda-
tion were presented to 17 chapters by Jim
Jernigan, Director of Civic and Educa-
tion Programs, Sears Roebuck Founda-
tion, Atlanta. He was assisted by
Virgil Milton, Assistant Manager, Sears
Roebuck & Company, Daytona Beach.
The first place winner in each District
received $25, second place winner $15
and the third place winner $10. Those
who received awards by Districts were
as follows: I-Vernon; Poplar Springs;
Bethlehem; II-Tallahassee (Leon);
Greenville; Sneads; III-Chiefland; Mac-
clenny (Baker Co.); IV-St. Cloud;
Bushnell (S. Sumter); Leesburg; V-
Bartow; Haines City; Palmetto; VI-
Avon Park; Wauchula (Peace River);
Sebring.
Baker, Pinetta, Bell, Ocala, Bartow
and Fort Pierce were presented Bronze
plaques with their chapter name engrav-
ed on them, as well as $100, as District
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 fur-
nished by the Florida Council of Farmer
Cooperatives. The checks this year were
presented by Verlon Hall, Chairman of
the Youth Committee, Florida Council
of Farmer Cooperatives, and District
Manager, Cotton Producers Association,
Valdosta, Georgia, Jean Rice, Public Re-
lations, Cotton Producers Association,
Atlanta, Georgia, a n d L. A. "Luke"
Thomas, Executive Secretary, Florida
Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Winter
Haven, Florida.
The Ocala Chapter as top chapter in
the State, was presented a plaque and a
check from the Council for $500, to help
defray expenses for at least one carload
of its members and Adviser to the annual
meeting of the American Institute of Co-
operation at the Ohio State University,



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1962 District Star Farmers, their parents and advisers. (Left to right): Jack Tison, Adviser, Bethlehem Chapter; Mr. and Mrs.
McKinnon, Star Farmer of District I, Dan McKinnon; Cecil Grace, Adviser of the Jasper Chapter; Mrs. King, David King, Dis-
trict II Star Farmer; Walt Dickson, State Vice-President; Henry Folsom, Adviser of the Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak; Mr.
and Mrs. Johnson, Truett Johnson, District III Star Farmer; Hank Raattama, State Vice-President; Richard Kelly, Adviser
of the Citrus Chapter at Inverness; Jesse Thomas, District IV Star Farmer; Wm. Holbrook, Adviser of the Auburndale Chapter;
Dewey Fussell, District V Star Farmer; Not shown in picture: District VI Star State Farmer, Wayne Carlton, Ft. Pierce, and
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Carlton.


Columbus, Ohio.
Frank Barton, Director of Information,
Farm Credit Banks of Columbia, South
Carolina, was introduced at this time. He
gave a very informative talk to the dele-
gates and guests and was then presented
the honorary State Farmer Degree by
President Beck.
The chapter Scrapbook Awards, fur-
nished by the Florida FFA Association
were presented by R. W. "Duke" Stan-
ley, Circulation Director, Farm and
Ranch Publishing Company, Nashville,
Tennessee, to the following: The Ft.
Pierce Chapter, as State Winner, received
$25 and a pennant. Other District Win-
ners were Paxton, Jennings, Citrus at
Inverness, and Winter Haven, each re-
ceiving $10. Judges were: R. W. "Duke"
Stanley, Jack Salt, and Frank Barton.
The retiring State Vice-Presidents
made their individual reports to the dele-
gation and they were approved.
State Sweetheart, Maryjean Henyey,
entertained with several vocal selections
at this time.
Some of the committee reports were
read and approved at this time.
The President announced that the vot-
ing on State President had resulted in a
runoff between David Brengle of Winter
Haven and David King of Jasper. The
second ballot for President was cast dur-
ing the dinner hour.
After announcements the session was
adjourned with the official closing cere-
mony.
The boys and advisers of winning
chapters in the Chapter Cooperative
Contest were guests of the Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association, Orlando,
at the Daytona Plaza Hotel, with Al
Whitmore, General Manager, as host. Ap-
pearing on the program was a boy from
each of the winning chapters, who gave
a summary of chapter activities that
helped to win the award.
A program was given at the Daytona
Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce
meeting at Morrison's Imperial House,
with the Brandon String Band furnishing
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Head table Farm Safety Luncheon sponsored by Standard Oil Co. Left to right:
Ronald Nelson, Past State Vice-Pres., North Miami Chapter; Mickey Thompson,
State Pres. Okla. FFA Assoc.; Robert Page, Pres. Georgia FFA Assoc.; Mrs. R. A.
Miessen; Chuck Beck, President FFA, R. A. Miessen, Ass't. to Division Manager,
Standard Oil Co. of Jacksonville.


Star State Farmer David King of Jasper, with his awards and trophy. Pictured
with him are Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida Times Union, DeLand, who presented
the Florida Publishing Company trophy; Cecil W. Grace, his Adviser; Mrs. Mattie
Lou King, his mother; and Superintendent Thomas D. Bailey, who presented the
Future Farmers of America Foundation Awards.

























R. W. "Duke" Stanley, Circulation Director, Farm and Ranch Publishing Company,
Nashville, Tennessee, presenting Scrapbook Awards. The Fort Pierce Chapter was
the State Winner, and District Winners were Paxton, Jennings, Citrus at Inverness,
and Winter Haven.


Al Whitmore, General Manager, Florida Citrus Production Credit Association, speak-
ing to the group at the Dinner sponsored by his Association for the boys and advisers
of winning chapters in the Chapter Cooperative Contests.


A Committee Demonstration being given by the Santa Fe Jr. and Santa Fe Sr. FFA
Chapters at Alachua.


Claude Gibbs, Tate FFA Chapter at Gonzalez State winner of the Beef Breeding
Award, receiving a check from C. M. Lawrence, Area Supervisor, Agricultural
Education, Representative of the Cattlemen's Assoc. Other winners: Dewey Fussell,
Auburndale; Fain Poppell, Quincy; O. K. Alexander, Brandon; Stephen Wright,
Mulberry; Ronald Thompson, Marianna.


the music, and Jack James, Bartow, State
Champion Harmonica Player, playing
some selections. Ed Raikes had charge
of the program and Victor Butler, Ha-
vana, National President spoke.
A program was also given at the Civi-
tan Club at Ormond Beach at the Holi-
day Inn, with the Green Cove Springs
String Band furnishing the music. Rich-
ard Gavin had charge of the program,
and Willie Veal, State Vice-President was
the speaker.
Thursday Evening
The seventh session of the convention
was called to order by the State Presi-
dent. He then introduced John Douthat,
Wildwood, 5th Vice-President, who pre-
sided over the session.
W. T. Loften explained the procedure
for the Public Speaking Contest and in-
troduced the following judges: Dr. George
Thornton, Ass't Dean, College of Agricul-
ture, University of Florida; Dr. George
Moore, Head, Speech Department, Uni-
versity of Florida; George Corrick, Ad-
ministrative Assistant to President, Uni-
versity of Florida.
In the absence of Colin Lindsey, Man-
ager of Belk-Lindsey Stores, Tampa,
James E. Gorman, General Manager of
the Florida Retail Federation, Jackson-
ville, represented him and presented the
Belk-Lindsey awards. Victor Butler, Na-
tional President, presented the Future
Farmers of America Foundation certifi-
cate and check for $100 and a pennant
to first place winner, Larry Barnes of
Dade City; and awards sponsored by
Belk-Lindsey Stores to Fred Whitelaw of
the Citrus Chapter (Inverness)-$25 as
second place winner; and Jimmy Steph-
ens of Havana-$20 as third place win-
ner. The title of their speeches in their
respective placings were "American Ag-
riculture-our Greatest Defense Against
Communism"; "Economic Importance of
Agriculture"; and "Agriculture-A Dying
Industry?" The State Winner in this
contest will represent Florida in the Tri-
State Public Speaking Contest to be held
at Camp Jackson, Georgia, July 16, 1962.
Hank Raatama, 3rd Vice-President, ex-
plained the State Quartet Contest and
introduced judges Aubrey Fowler, F. E.
Breckenridge, and Ralph Lougee.


One of 177 Future Farmers that received
the State Farmer Degree at the 34th An-
nual State FFA Convention, receives his
pin and Congratulations from Frank Bar-
ton, Director of Information Farm Credit
Banks, Columbia, S. C. The pins were
presented to the Future Farmers by the
Production Credit Associations.
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The awards of the Florida FFA Asso-
ciation were presented by David Brengle,
new State President, to the following:
Peace River (Wauchula) (Marcus
Shackleford, Lynn Revell, Hugh Bradley,
Walter Mann, accompanied by Miss
Brenda Pierson) $20 and a pennant;
Turkey Creek (Lynwood Simmons, Kent
Haager, John Lee and Dempsey Brock)
$15; Newberry (Willie Smith, Billy
Smith, James Brown and Raymond
Frier) $10; Groveland (Billy Evans,
Sherman McGregor, Donald Cockcroft,
Brent Formy-Duval) $5; Greensboro
(Curtis Fletcher, Clinton Hobbs, Russell
Revels and Elvin Kever) $5; Baker (Ron-
nie Courtney, Chad Wilkinson, Mayhew
Peaden and Dale Grieb) $5. The Peace
River State Champion Quartet will rep-
resent Florida in the Tri-State Contest
at Camp Jackson, Georgia, July 16, 1962.
Aubrey Fowler announced the results.
Jack Ford of the Quincy Chapter was
presented a Dairy Efficiency Plaque
from the National Dairy Products Cor-
poration, New York, and a certificate
and a check for $100 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation as Star
State Dairy Farmer, by H. B. Gassaway,
Field Representative of Sealtest Foods
Plant, Tampa. District winners receiving
$25 each from National Dairy Products
Corporation were: Clifton Lyons, III,
Bonifay; Kenneth Jackson, Lafayette at
Mayo; Inman Harrison, Lake Butler;
Gary Suhl, Kissimmee; Charles Sargeant,
Lakeland; and Bob Suit, Ft. Pierce. Gary
Suhl received a Special Dairy Efficiency
Plaque as the top district winner.
At this time, Hon. Don Fuqua, Flor-
ida's Democratic Nominee for Member
of Congress from the ninth District gave
a very inspiring address to the delegation.
President Beck announced the results
of the run-off election for President.
David Brengle was named the new State
President.
Chuck McIntosh, 2nd Vice-President
presented the names of the Nominating
Committee for selections for State Vice-
Presidents, which were approved as fol-
lows: lst-Lynwood Simmons, Turkey
Creek; 2nd-Edward Harvey, Baldwin;
3rd-David King, Jasper; 4th-Dale Gav-
in, Citrus at Inverness; 5th-Hoyt North-
cut, Hialeah; 6th-Dan McKinnon, Beth-
lehem.
Nominations from the floor were made
for the following: 1st-Ronnie Meadows,
Brooksville; Ted Sutherland, Bartow;
2nd-Elmo Douglas, Santa Fe at Alach-
ua; Truett Johnson, Suwannee at Live
Oak; Gerald Roberts, Palatka; 3rd-
Charles Turner, Crawfordville; 4th-
Jimmy Coffey, Apopka; Diteous Sutton,
Umatilla; Dale Parrett, Wildwood; 5th-
Maurice Ennis, South Dade at Home-
stead; 6th-Gary Nelson, Chipley; Mar-
lin Register, Graceville; Leonard Thorn,
Paxton.
Each of the candidates made a short
talk. The President made some an-
nouncements, after which the meeting ad-
journed with the official closing cere-
mony.
Friday Morning
The first ballot for Vice-President was

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Ocala was the State Winner in the Chapter Cooperative Contest. Shown from left
to right: Verlon Hall, Chairman of Youth Committee, Florida Council of Farmer
Cooperatives, and District Manager of Cotton Producers Association, Valdosta, Ga.;
Marvin Sheppard, M. C. Roche, Adviser of the Chapter, Ray Rhodes, and Al Whit-
more, General Manager, Florida Citrus Production Credit Association.


Dr. Walter R. Williams, Jr., State Director, Vocational and Adult Education, State
Dept. of Education, speaking at the Delegate and Advisers luncheon at the 1962
State FFA Convention.


Luncheon for top State Chapters sponsored by the Florida Retail Federation. (Left
to Right): David Brengle, Winter Haven, newly elected State President; Maryjean
Henyey, Hilliard, 1961-62 State Sweetheart; James E. Gorman, General Manager,
Florida Retail Federation; Mrs. H. E. Wood; H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser.







cast prior to the opening of the session.
Special music was furnished by the
Turkey Creek Quartet, second place win-
ners in the state contest. The Devotion-
al was given by Reverend Barry D. Van
Deventer of the Highlands Presbyterian
Church. The meeting was called to order
by the President with the opening cere-
mony. President Beck introduced George
Baragona, 1st Vice-President who served
as presiding officer during the session.
$250 scholarships from the Florida
t:OMMNf i-,f' Bankers Association to assist them in at-
", tending the University of Florida were
c r Ore4h a presented to David Brengle, Winter Hav-
en, and Daniel McKinnon, Bethlehem,
,.. o by Phillip Wagner, Assistant Vice-Presi-
pdent, Florida Bank and Trust Company,
Daytona Beach.
Several Committee reports were pre-
sented and approved.
H. M. Losson, Supervisor of Product
Knowledge and Sales Development, In-
ternational Harvester Company, Jack-
Ed Lounds, Ft. Pierce Chapter, Giving the State Champion Demonstration, Propa- sonville, presented the Soil and Water
gationsonville, presented the Soil and Water
gatonManagement Awards. The State Win-
ner, Dewey Fussell, Auburndale, receiv-
ed a certificate and a $100 check from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation,
and a $100 Savings Bond from the Inter-
national Harvester Dealers of Florida.
To each of the District Winners was
given a $50 Savings Bond for first place,
$25 Savings Bond for second place and
$10 check for third place, also from the
International Dealers of Florida. These
winners in their respective placings by
Districts were as follows: I-Leonard
Thorn, Paxton; Charles Byrd, Walnut
Hill; Stanley Carver, Milton; II-Tommy
Strange, Havana; David King, Jasper;
Kenneth Arnold, Mayo; III-Wayne
Dicks, Lake City; David Fugate, Santa
Fe at Alachua; Joe Kirkland, Macclenny;
IV-Doyle Lee, Groveland; Edmond
Harrison, Ocoee; Perry Sylvester, Jr.,
State Dept. of Agriculture Award Winners receiving $50 to attend the Nat'l. FFA DeLand; V-Eldridge Thornhill, Winter
Convention in Kansas City Next Oct. to : Thomas Leonard Thorn, Paxton; William Haven; Melvin Taylor, Southeast (Brad-
T. Crevasse, Jr., Santa Fe Sr., at Alachua; Leo Champion, Brooksville Chapter. Ad- enton); John Wells, Mulberry; VI- Bob
visers standing in rear: Irving Roche, Fenwick McCormick, Herschell Terrell, John D. Suit, Ft. Pierce; Robert Gooding, South
Stiles, Chief of the Fla. Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville, presented the awards. John Dade (Homestead); Clifton Crews, Avon
Douthat, 5th Vice-Pres., Wildwood, gave the achievement of each winner. Park.
The Ft. Pierce Chapter presented a
very interesting demonstration of the
Green Hand Degree Initiation Ceremony.
Victor Butler, National FFA President
presented the superior and standard
chapter awards by areas. Those having
superior rating (103) received a plaque,
or a button to be placed on the plaque
which they had received in previous
years. Increased interest was shown
this year by the chapters as indicated by
their Accomplishment Reports.
President Beck announced a run-off
for 4th Vice-President between Dale Gav-
in and Diteous Sutton. Each boy was
given two minutes for a talk and the dele-
gation voted during the lunch hour.
Several committee reports were read
and approved. The meeting was adjourn-
T. E. Hancock, Ass't General Sales Manager, Fla. Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville, ed with the closing ceremony.
presenting and congratulating Jimmy E. Lee, Reddick Chapter State winner Farm A special luncheon was held at the
Mechanics Award: $100 check from FFA Foundation and $100 Savings Bond from Daytona Plaza Hotel for the District
Fla. Ford Tractor Co. District Winners receiving $50 Savings Bonds from Fla. Ford Star Farmers, their parents and advisers
Tractor Co.: Larry Ford, Malone; Jack Redmond, Quincy; Joe Kirkland, Macclenny; and the office staff by the Mid-States
Edmond Harrison, Ocoee; Steve T. Enfinger, Winter Haven; James Welch, Peace Steel and Wire Company, Crawfordsville,
River.
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Indiana, and Jacksonville, Florida, with
Jack B. Salt as host.
A special luncheon was also held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the Presidents
and Advisers of State Chapter Contest
Winners, by the Florida Retail Federa-
tion, with James Gorman, General Man-
ager, as host.
Friday Afternoon
The meeting was called to order with
the Opening Ceremony, with President
Beck presiding.
The three winning chapters in the State
Chapter Contest were presented their
awards by James E. Gorman, General
Manager of the Florida Retail Federation,
Jacksonville, and will be entered in na-
tional competition. The state winner
this year was Santa Fe Senior, (Alachua)
which received $40 and a Gold Plaque;
Second-Ft. Pierce, which received $25
and a Silver Plaque; and third-Paxton,
which received $15 and a Bronze Plaque.
First place winner in each district re-
ceived $25. second place winner $20, third
place winner $15, and fourth place win-
ner $10. Those who received awards by
districts in order of placing were as fol-
lows: I-Paxton, Vernon, Bonifay, Ma-
lone; II-Quincy, Havana, Mayo, Greens-
boro; III-Santa Fe Senior (Alachua),
Macclenny, Santa Fe Junior (Alachua),
Lake Butler; IV-Ocala, Lake Weir
(Summerfield), Deland, Citrus (Inver-
ness); V-Bartow, Winter Haven, Mul-
berry, Auburndale; VI-Ft. Pierce, South
Dade (Homestead), Miami Edison, Hia-
leah.
At this time the Honorary State Far-


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State Champion Quartet, Peace River (Wauchula). (L to R) Walter Mann, Lynn
Revell, Hugh Bradley, Marcus Shakelford, Brenda Pearson, accompanist, and John
W. Maddox, Adviser, Peace River Chapter


Ronald Gibbs, Tate FFA Chapter at Gonzalez State winner of the Fla. Cattlemen's
Feeder Steer Awards. Receiving a check from C. M. Lawrence, Area Supervisor,
Agricultural Education, representative of the Cattlemen's Assoc. Other winners
from left to right: Harold Wilson, Bartow; Lewis Ward, Havana; Bobby Coburn,
Winter Haven; Charles R. Jenkins, Kathleen Sr. Chapter; and Arky Rogers, Lake City.


At left, Victor Butler, National President, and at right Chuck Beck, State President,
L. B. Lindsey, Principal of Sante Fe High School, Alachua Fenwick McCormick,
and Henry Lunsford, Advisers of the Santa Fe Chapter received the Honorary State
Farmer Degree.


mer Degree was presented to Henry Luns-
ford and D. Fenwick McCormick, Advi-
sers of the Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua.
President Beck presented a Special
Award Plaque to Alvan R. Howard, Gen-
eral Agricultural and Livestock Agent,
Atlantic Coast Line Railway Company,
Jacksonville, in appreciation of his many
years of service to the Future Farmer
Organization.
On behalf of the Florida Association,
FFA, gifts were presented to Mrs. Autie
McCallum and Mrs. Caroline Langston
for their assistance during the convention.
H. E. Wood, State Adviser; A. R. Cox,
Executive Secretary, and Leon Sims, re-
tiring member of the State Advisory Com-
mittee were given gifts as a token of ap-
preciation for their outstanding guidance
and leadership during the convention.
At this time the delegation spent a few
moments in Silent Prayer in memory of
friends and loved ones who had departed
during the past year.
The Peace River (Wauchula) Quartet,
State Champions furnished some fine se-
lections for the delegation.
The Resolution committee report was
read and approved.
President Beck introduced Honorable
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.
Superintendent Bailey made an impres-
sive talk to the delegation, after which
they rose in his honor. President Beck
presented Mrs. Bailey with a Certificate
of Merit.
Jack B. Salt of the Mid-States Steel
and Wire Company presented awards as
follows: David King, Jasper, Star State
Farmer-$50; Truett Johnson, Live Oak,
and Dewey Fussell, Auburndale, Area
Star Farmers $25 each; Jesse Thomas,
Citrus (Inverness), Daniel McKinnon,


Dr. E. W. Garris, Head Teacher-Trainer
Agricultural Education, University of
Fla., making remarks at the 34th Annual
State FFA Convention after he had re-
ceived special awards plaque honoring
him for his many years of service. He re-
ceived the Honorary State Farmer Degree
in 1929. Presentation was made at the
34th Annual State FFA Convention in
Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Bethlehem, and Wayne Carlton, Ft.
Pierce, District Star Farmers-$10 each.
Parents and advisers of the winners
who were present were introduced to the
delegation by their Vice-Presidents.
Special Leadership Awards from South-
ern Nitrogen Company, Savannah, Geor-
gia, and Florida Nitrogen Company,
Tampa, were presented to Truett John-
son, Dewey Fussell, Jesse Thomas, Daniel
McKinnon and Wayne Carlton, by Dr.
Irvin Wofford, Director of Agronomy,
Southern Nitrogen Company, Inc., Savan-
nah. Each boy was awarded $75 toward
his expenses to attend the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City, Missouri,
in October 1962.
Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction, pre-
sented a certificate, Star State Farmer pin
and check for $200 from the Future Farm-
ers of America Foundation to David
King, the Star State Farmer, and Roy
Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida Times Un-
ion presented him with a beautiful trophy
from the Florida Publishing Company.
At this time, President Beck presented
David's mother with a Special Certificate
of Merit and his former Adviser, R. S.
McMillan, was presented the Honorary
State Farmer Degree. Dr. Irvin Wofford
presented David's Adviser, C. W. Grace,
$125 from Southern Nitrogen Company
and Florida Nitrogen Company, to attend
the National FFA Convention next Octo-
ber.
The results of the elections for Vice-
Presidents were announced and the new
officers presented to the delegation. The
candidates elected were: lst-Lynwood
Simmons, Turkey Creek; 2nd-Elmo
Douglas, Santa Fe Senior (Alachua);
3rd-David King, Jasper; 4th-Dale Ga-
vin, Citrus (Inverness); 5th-Hoyt North-
cut, Hialeah; 6th-Marlin Register,
Graceville.
After several announcements and in-
troductions, the meeting was closed with
the official Closing Ceremony.
A special dinner was held in the Day-
tona Plaza Hotel for the new and old
State Officers, Past State Presidents and
State Award Winners, sponsored by Wil-
son and Toomer Fertilizer Company,
Jacksonville. Ed Raikes of Ft. Pierce
served as host.
Friday Evening
The tenth and final session of the con-
vention was called to order by the presi-
dent. The following parents were pre-
sented to the delegates and guests by the
State Officers, after which President Beck
presented each father with the Honorary
State Farmer Degree and each mother
with a Certificate of Merit: Mr. and Mrs.
Willie Veal; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Douthat;
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Raattama, Sr., Mr.
and Mrs. Charles C. McIntosh; Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Cook; and Mrs. Alethia
Dickson; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Beck
have already received these honors.
Past State Officers were introduced
and gave remarks. The eleven past State
Officers present were: Lloyd Dubroff,
Altha Chapter 1957-58, President; Gene
Boyle, Palmetto, 1959-60 Vice-President;
Francis Ward, Suwannee Chapter at Live


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962


Jim Jernigan, Director of Civic and Education Programs, Sears Roebuck Foundation,
Atlanta, Georgia, and Virgil Milton, Assistant Manager, Sears Roebuck & Company,
Daytona Beach, presenting Banquet Chick Awards to Area Winners.


D. A. Storms, County Co-Ordinator, Agricultural Education; John E. Leonard, Mana-
ger, Craig Hotels, Daytona Beach, chatting during the Sweetheart Luncheon spon-
sored by the Craig Hotels.


1962 American Farmer Applicants: Jeff Daughtry, Peace River Chapter at Wauchula
speaking Front row: Donald Weber, Ft. Pierce Chapter; Francis Ward, Suwannee
Chapter at Live Oak; James Repper, Pahokee Chapter; Ronald Nelson, North
Miami Chapter; Jack Williams, Reddick Chapter.



























R. N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent, Congratulating and presenting SAL Forestry
Awards. Shown in picture receiving awards: 4th place Pete Fussell, Auburndale;
3rd place Winton Thomas, Lake City; James Croft, Lake Butler; State winner Donald
Cook, Vernon.


State FFA Officers: Walt Dickson, 4th Vice-Pres., Sopchoppy Chapter; John Douthat,
5th Vice-Pres., Wildwood; Willie Veal, 6th Vice-Pres., Pahokee; Chuck Beck, State
FFA Pres., Chiefland, leading in singing happy birthday to Floyd Kay after he greeted
the delegates and guests at the 34th annual State FFA Convention.


Jackson Brownlee, Past State FFA Pres. and Noble Ruler AGR speaking at the AGR
Breakfast for 1962 State Farmer Recipients going to college. Seated: Elder Sumner;
Pres, AGR.; Chuck McIntosh, 2nd Vice-Pres.; John Douthat, 5th Vice-Pres.; Chuck
Beck, President FFA.


Donald Cook, Vernon Chapter State Win-
ner of the 2nd $500.00 Rayonier Founda-
tion Scholarship. Being presented by
Ernest P. Davis, Resident Manager,
Southeast Timber Division, Rayonier,
Inc., Fernandina Beach, Fla.


President Beck presents a Special Awards
Plaque to Alvan R. Howard, General Ag-
ricultural and Livestock Agent, Atlantic
Coast Line Railway Co., Jacksonville.


President Beck presents Mrs. Thomas
D. Bailey with a Certificate of Merit,
while Superintendent Bailey looks on.
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Oak 1959-60, Vice-President; Ronald Nel-
son, North Miami 1959-60, Vice-Presi-
dent; Dale Marler, Lakeland 1960-61,
Vice-President; Victor Butler, Havana
1960-61 President; John Folks, Williston
1938-39 Vice-President; Oscar Lastinger,
1944-45, Vice-President; Donald Burch,
Suwannee at Live Oak 1948-49, Presi-
dent; Richard Kelly, Inverness 1955-56,
Vice-President; C. M. Lawrence, Wau-
chula 1940-41, Vice-President. As the
group left the stage they were given a
standing ovation in appreciation for the
fine service they have rendered to the
Florida Association.
The new officers of the Florida Asso-
ciation, Future Farmers of America for
1962-63 were officially installed with the
appropriate Future Farmer Ceremony
and escorted to their respective stations
by the retiring officers. Retiring Presi-
dent Chuck Beck turned the gavel over
to President David Brengle, who then
assumed his duties as President. Presi-
dent Brengle talked to the delegation
briefly and presented outgoing President
Beck with a gavel, on which was engraved
the names of the 1961-62 Officers.
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, presented
each of the retiring officers with a past
State Officer's pin.
The parents of President Brengle, Mr.
and Mrs. R. T. Brengle and Mrs. Mattie
King, mother of Vice-President David
King were presented to the Delegation.
Victor Butler, National President talk-
ed to the delegation briefly. After a few
announcements, the 34th Annual Con-
vention, Future Farmers of America was
declared adjourned by President Brengle.
A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary, Florida
Association, FFA, made some announce-
ments concerning the Sweetheart Con-
test. President Brengle introduced Wal-
ter Dickson, emcee for the Sweetheart
Contest. The Peace River (Wauchula)
Quartet, the Brandon String Band, Mari-
jean Henyey, State Sweetheart presented
several numbers while waiting for the
results of the Sweetheart Contest to be
announced. James E. Gorman intro-
duced the following Judges for the Sweet-
heart Contest: John Folks, Supervisor,
Rural and Community Development,
Florida Power Corp., St. Petersburg; Jack
Salt, Sales Director, Mid-States Steel &
Wire Company, Jacksonville; and Dr.
Donald Burch, Past State President, Live
Oak.
Frances Smith of Havana was selected
State Sweetheart of the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA for 1962-63. She was crowned
by Maryjean Henyey, 1961-62 Sweetheart


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962


Wayne Hawkins, Production and Marketing Div. of the Fla. Fruit and Vegetable
Assoc., Orlando, presenting the State Champion Rosette to Ed Lounds, Ft. Pierce
Chapter for his Demonstration on Citrus Propagation. Others in picture from left
to right: Ed Raikes, Ft. Pierce Chapter Adviser; Warren Harrell, Adviser, and
member that helped Ricky Breece, 3rd place State winner; Hoyt Northcut.


Phillip Wagner, Ass't. Vice-President, Florida Bank and Trust Company, Daytona
Beach, presenting Bankers Scholarships to David Brengle, Winter Haven, and Daniel
McKinnon, Bethlehem. Others in picture: R, A, Gunson and L. Warren Harrell,
Advisers of the Winter Haven Chapter, and Jack E. Tison, Adviser of the Bethlehem
Chapter.


James E. Gorman congratulating Jimmy Stephens, Havana, third place winner in
the State Public Speaking Contest. Others in picture Fred Whitelaw, Inverness
(Citrus), second place winner; Larry Barnes, Dade City, State Winner; and Victor
Butler, National President.






























Presentation of pennant to State Champion String Band. Brandon Chapter.


H. M. Losson, Supervisor of Product Knowledge and Sales Development, International
Harvester Company, Jacksonville, presenting awards to Dewey Fussell, Auburndale,
State Winner in the Soil and Water Management Contest. Also in picture is Wm.
R. Holbrook, Adviser.


while the Peace River Quartet sang "Let
Me Call You Sweetheart," and James E.
Gorman presented her with a trophy and
for her chapter a pennant from the Flor-
ida Association, FFA. The cash awards,
sponsored by the Belk-Lindsey stores of
Florida were: $100.00 to the State Sweet-
heart and $20.00 to each of the other con-
testants, who were: Susan Lewis, Willis-
ton; Vivian Johnson, Lake Weir; Beth
Bandy, Dade City; Mary Lou Taylor, De-
Funiak Springs; and Ruth Colvard, Pa-
hokee.
Saturday Morning
The new State Officers, their parents
and Advisers and the State Staff were
guests at a special Breakfast held in the
Daytona Plaza Hotel, sponsored by A.
Lloyd Dubroff and Associates of Talla-
hassee. Lloyd Dubroff was the host and
he gave some very inspiring words of wis-
dom to the new officers and guests.
The new State Officers held their first
meeting and began plans for 1962-63.

Notes of Local
FFA Chapters
LANE WALES Chapter Future Farmers
are furnishing shrubbery from their lab
plot for use by the Rotary Club in beau-
tifying the slopes along the road at fa-
mous "Spook Hill."
THE TEN FFA Chapters in Hillsborough
County have each been given membership
in the Florida Chapter of the Soil Con-
servation Society of America, in recogni-
tion of the important part soil conserva-
tion plays in Chapter activities and the
individual members' supervised farming
programs. Presentation of the member-
ships was made recently by John Barnes,
Chairman of the Agriculture Committee
of the Tampa Kiwanis Club. Membership
includes subscriptions to the Journal of
Soil and Water Conservation for Chapter
Libraries. Mr. Barnes is County Soil Con-
servationist, and current President of the
Soil Conservation Society of America,
Florida Chapter.


Ed Raikes at the mike, who represented the host for the dinner given by Wilson and President Beck presenting R. S. McMil-
Toomer Fertilizer Company for the Incoming and Outgoing Officers, past State Pres- lan former Adviser of David King, Star
idents and State Award Winners. Also shown are President Charles Beck and his State Farmer, with the Honorary State
Mother. Farmer Degree.
24 Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1962







Notes of Local Chapters
PRINCE KEEL, Grand Champion Angus
bull of the Turkey Creek Chapter, sold
for $1,000 at the Florida Angus Associa-
tion's sale at Palmetto recently. Only
two other animals in the sale brought a
higher price than the Turkey Creek herd
sire. The twenty-one bulls sold averaged
$650.00 each. Prince Keel brought a high
price because of his royal Scottish an-
cestry.
Raymond Rogers, Chapter member,
won the coveted honor of showing and
selling the bull which weighed 1,650
pounds. The Chapter has refused offers
of up to $2,000 for the Dam of Prince
Keel. The Chapter presently has a herd
of twenty registered Angus cows, eight
heifers, eleven calves, and three bulls.
Six bull calves were sold in April for an
average price of $250.00.

THE GAINESVILLE Rotary Club recently
honored outstanding FFA, 4-H Club, and
FHA youths of Alachua and Gilchrist
Counties. Certificates of Recognition
were presented by Dr. Tony Cunha,
Chairman of the Club's Rural-Urban
Committee. Among those honored were
Jim Busby, of the Santa Fe FFA Chap-
ter, and Reece Powell, of the Trenton
FFA Chapter.

RECENTLY THE combined Junior and Sen-
ior FFA Chapters of Palatka held a gen-
eral auction sale of a wide variety of
articles of all types donated by farmers,
merchants, parents of the Chapter mem-
bers, and other cooperators. This sale
netted the Chapters approximately $550,
much of which will be used for sending
Chapter members to the State and Na-
tional Conventions, and for their Annual
Parent & Son Banquet. The auction was
held in the high school's football stadium
and started at 7:30 in the evening.

THE SOUTHEAST Edition of Electric-
ity .on the Farm, of June 1962,
carries a cover picture which should be
very interesting to FFA Chapter Ad-
visers throughout the state. The young
man whose picture appears thereon is
none other than Sam Tribble, former
member of the DeLand FFA Chapter,
who received the State Farmer Degree
in 1956. Be sure and read the story on
page 8. This kind of reference material
is very important and should be used by
the teacher of vocational agriculture to
illustrate success stories concerning for-
mer FFA members.

INVERNESS (Citrus) Chapter members
select a "Future Farmer of the Month"
each month during the year. After he is
selected by the Executive Committee, a
summary of accomplishments is sent to
local newspapers for publication. The
June "Future Farmer of the Month" was
Marshall Morse. Marshall has just grad-
uated from high school and plans to en-
ter Central Florida Junior College this
Fall. After two years there, he will at-
tend a four-year University and major
in some phase of agriculture.
Florida Future Farmer 25


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Judging, Grading and Identification Contest. Quenton Duff of the Miami Edison
Chapter; John Eubands, Palatka Chapter, Adviser; One of the contestants and James
M. Stephens, Interim Ass't. in Veg. Crops, Agri. Ext. Service, University of Fla.,
Gainesville.


J. C. Carroll, Service Representative, Tampa Electric Co., Tampa, presenting District
Award winners receiving $50 Savings Bonds from the Electrical Organization: William
Worley, Paxton; Bobby McMillan, Jasper; Russell Cross, South Sumter at Bushnell;
Steve T. Enfinger, Winter Haven; Edward E. Carter, Ft. Pierce.


THE COTTONDALE FFA Chapter Land
Judging team placed 2nd in the National
Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma.
Garod Whitfield, Adviser, took the fol-
lowing boys to Oklahoma City. Team
members with their score; James Green
237, Endon Scurlock 227, Ronald Whit-
field 205, and James Jordan 161. Team
score was 669 out of a possible 720. James
Green was second high individual judge.
The Oklahoma team scored 673 to win
1st place over 49 teams in the FFA di-
vision.

JIM BUSBY, Vice-president of the Alach-
ua-Santa Fe Senior Chapter, was recent-
ly honored by the Gainesville Rotary
Club as the outstanding FFA member in
Alachua County. Jim is a senior at


Santa Fe High School, and recorded the
highest score ever made at Santa Fe on
his Senior Placement Test this year.
Jim received his State Farmer Degree
at the State FFA Convention this year,
and plans to enter the University of
Florida this Summer.

THE CONGRESSIONAL race in the Ninth
District included two former State Pres-
idents of the Florida Association, FFA.
They were the top contenders in the first
primary, and the final results of the
second primary showed Don Fuqua, of
Altha, defeated Hal Davis of Quincy.
Hal Davis was State President in 1947-
48, and was National Vice-president in
1950-51, while Don Fuqua was State
President in 1950-51.
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1962-63 State Officers
(Continued from page 12)
cluded constructing farm buildings, irri-
gating land, rearranging fences and fields,
beautifying home, planting soil improve-
ment crops and growing feed crops.

DALE L. GAVIN
4th Vice-President
DALE GAVIN, recently elected Vice Presi-
dent representing District IV, is a member
of the Citrus Chapter. He will be a Sen-
ior at Citrus High School this Fall. Dale's
interest in the FFA started when he began
helping his brother with his supervised
farming program, while still in the fourth
grade. Dale is 16 years old, and the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus M. Gavin.
During the past year, his supervised
farming program consisted of 3 head of
beef cattle. He was also the first member
of the beef-pasture cooperative organized
by the Chapter this year.
Dale has served two years as Secretary,
and one year as Assistant Treasurer of
his Chapter. He was Chairman of the
Public Relations Committee, participated
in parliamentary procedure, chapter ban-
quets, livestock judging team, dairy judg-
ing team, public speaking, tractor driving,
showing livestock and many cooperative
activities. During the past year he at-
tended the National FFA Convention and
served on the Courtesy Corps.
His other leadership activities consist
of being an officer of the 4-H Club, Offi-
cer of his Class, Secretary of the Student
Council, member "C" Club, softball team,
Training Union, Secretary of Key Club,
varsity track and football.
Dale's improvement projects included
home beautification, growing home gar-
den, home milk supply, building fences
and livestock breed improvement.

HOYT NORTHCUT
5th Vice-President
HOYT NORTHCUT, a 19 year old graduate
of Hialeah High School and son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. A. Northcut, was recently


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Welcoming the State Farmers and their Advisers to the luncheon in their honor. Sam
Kelley, Pres. Loncala Phosphate Co., who sponsored the luncheon to his left: Charles
Beck, Pres. FFA; H. E. Wood, State Supervisor; Frank Barton, Director of Informa-
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achievement certificate to one of the 177
State Farmers at the 34th Annual State
FFA Convention is Jack Salt, Sales Di-
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sonville.

elected 5th Vice-President of the Florida
Association, FFA.
Hoyt's supervised farming program con-
sisted of one-tenth acre of green onions,
1 Angus feeder steer, and six thousand
nursery plants. Hoyt plans to stay in
the nursery business, since it is the most
profitable project on the school farm with
the least expense. Some of Hoyt's im-
provement projects are improving the
home, installing water works (sprinkler
system), and concrete construction. He
is also foreman of his father's professional
landscaping and lawn maintenance crew.
In Hoyt's last year of Vocational Agri-
culture, he participated in five different
F.F.A. Contests, going to district level
on all five, and area with public speaking.
Hoyt plans to attend the Dade County
Junior College for the remainder of his
office and then he plans to attend college.

MARLIN REGISTER
6th Vice-President
MARLIN REGISTER, Sixth Vice-President,
represents District I and is a member of
the Graceville Chapter. He is the 18
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Res-
ister, and will be a senior in high school
next term.
His supervised farming program con-
sisted of 32 hogs and 6 cows.
He has participated in Parliamentary
Procedure, Chapter Banquets, Judging
Teams at the County and State Fair.
Marlin is a letterman in Football, Base-
ball, and Track. He was elected to the
office of Chaplain for the Student Coun-
cil for 1962-63. Also served as Class Re-
porter his Sophomore year.
Register being very talented in music
organized a Chapter Quartet. He was
District Winner and placed third in the
State Harmonica Contest.
Marlin is quite handy with a guitar
and is an impersonator. He has attended
three State Conventions and performed
at three Band Shell Programs.
His improvement projects consisted of
Repairing Farm Buildings, Draining
Land, Building Fences, Keeping Farm
Records, Installing Lights, and Beautify-
ing the Home.

28 Florida Future Farmer


FLORIDA --
AGRICULTURAL
SUPPLY COMPANY


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