National FFA Convention
Oct. 9-12 Kansas City, Mo.
FFA Goodwill Tour
Ten Floridians Win
American Farmer Degree
FFA Calendar of Events
(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)
Event and Type*
Place and Date Event and Type*
Place and Date
Production and Marketing Vegetables Entries
for Florida Fruit and Vegetable Awards Area Supervisor .... 1
FFA Poultry Production Program Report ... Area Supervisor ..... 1
Suwannee River Youth Fair (0) ............Fannin Springs .... 3-4
Quarter Horse Shows ........ ............ Baker ............. 6
Shipman Charolais Dispersal .............. Ocala ............ 6
Fire Prevention Week (N) ................ Local Chapters .... 7-13
Harvest Fair .. ................... Crestview ........8-13
Jr. Livestock and Poultry Show (A) ........ Ocala ........... 8-9
National FFA Convention (N) ............ Kansas City, Mo.. 9-13
County Feeder Calf Sale .................. Brooksville . .. 12-13
Inter-State Fair ........................ Pensacola ....... 15-21
Mid-Florida Feeder Stocker Sale ........... Orlando .... ......16
Slash Pine Forest and Farm Festival (0) Lake City ...... 16-20
Northeast Florida Fair (S) ............... Callahan ....... 17-20
Stocker-Feeder-Veal Sale .................. Kissimmee. .. ....19
Holmes County Fair ....................... Bonifay .......22-27
Jackson County Fair .......................... Marianna ...22-27
Suwannee County Fair .................... Live Oak ...... 22-27
Greater Jacksonville Fair .................. Jacksonville .24-Nov. 3
Glades Feeder Calf Sale ................ Belle Glade ..... 26
St. Johns Cracker Day .................... Hastings .... ......27
Bay County Fair ......................... Panama City 29-Nov. 3
Levy County Fair ........................ Williston ... .30-Nov. 3
North Florida Fair (S) .................... Tallahassee 30-Nov. 3
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S) .... Area Supervisor ... .31
Membership Dues (S) .................... State Adviser ..... 31
Citrus County Fair ........................ Inverness .. 31-Nov. 3
Deadline-Improving Agriculture &
Leadership Applic, (S) ................ State Adviser ...... 1
U. of F. Dairy Field Day ............. .... Gainesville ..... 1-2
Flagler Cracker Day ..................... Bunnell ..... .......4
Fla. Farm Bureau Convention ............. Miami Beach .... 5-8
Putnam County Fair .............. . Palatka ..... .... 5-10
Sumter's All Florida Breeder's Show (S) .Webster ..... .... 6-10
FCA Annual Convention .................. Marianna ........ 7-9
Sumter All-Florida Show .................. Webster ... .... 7-10
Walton County Fair ....................DeFuniak Spgs. ..8-10
Fla. Here. Ass'n Bull Sale ............... Webster . .. . 9
Hardee County Fair .................. Wauchula ...... 12-17
Fla. Here. Ass'n Bull Sale ................ Ocala ........... .13
Hernando County Fair ......... Brooksville . .13-17
Deadline-Entries Sears Livestock Improve-Area Supervisor .... 15
ment Program (Beef Cattle) (S) .......
Bradford County Fair ..................... Starke ..... .24-27
Shetland Pony Sale ...................... Ocala .............
Naval Stores Forestry Program
(Final Report) (S) ................... State Adviser ...... 1
Deadline-Entries Mech. Fla. Ag. Awards (S) Area Supervisor .... 1
N. J. V. G. A. Convention (N) ............ Miami Beach ..... 2-6
Floyd Moore Bull Sale .................... Belle Glade ....14
Wheeler Ranch Q. H. Sale ................ Baker ........ ......15
Florida Angus Bull Sale ............. Bartow ............ 8
Santa Fe Sunshine Sale ................... Alachua ... ...... 19
Highlands County Fair ................... Sebring .........14-19
Manatee County Fair ................... .Palmetto .. 21-26
Ocala Bull Sale ........................ Ocala ........... 21-22
DeSoto County Fair ....................... Arcadia .......22-26
Pasco County Fair ..................... Dade City ...... 23-26
Dade County Youth Show ................ Miami .......... 24-27
A. N. C. A. Convention .................. Tampa ...... ... 24-27
South Fla. Fair & Exposition .............. West Palm B. 25-Feb. 2
Southwest Fla. Fair .................... Ft. Myers .. 28-Feb. 2
Deadline-State Farmer Degree
Application (S)............ .. Area Supervisor .... 1
Deadline-American Farmer Degree
Application (S) ....................... Area Supervisor .... 1
Southeastern Fat Stock Show & Sale .......Ocala ..... .....3-9
Seminole County Fair ................... Sanford .... ...... 4-9
Fla. Hereford Spring Sale ................. Ocala .............. 5
Florida Hereford Sale .. .... .... Ocala .............. 5
Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S)Tampa ..........5-16
Monroe County Fair ....................... Key West ... ....8-16
Eastern Charolais--Charbray Sale .......... Ocala ............. 9
F. F. A. Day-Florida State Fair (S) ..... Tampa ........... 9
Florida State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S) .Tampa .........12-17
Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show .......... Kissnmee .20-24
Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Show ... Fannin Springs 21-22
North Florida Livestock Show and Sale .... Madison .. . 25-26
Pinellas County Fair and Horse Show ...... Largo ... 25-March 2
Central Florida Fair ... ................ Orlando .. 25-March 2
Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show, Inc. Clewiston .25-March 2
Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S)Area Supervisor .... 1
Deadline-Farm Electrification Award
Application (S) ................... . Area Supervisor .... 1
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A) ........ Gainesvie ........
Polk County Youth Fair ................. Bartow........... 7-9
Florida Citrus Exposition (S) .............. Winter Haven ... 9-16
Lake County Fair and Flower Show ........ Eustis ..........11-16
Martin County Fair ...................Stuart ..........11-16
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A) ......... Live Oak ...........
Deadline-Soil & Water Management
Award Application (S) ............... Area Supervisor .... 15
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award
Application (S) ..................... Area Supervisor ....15
Better Dairy Pasture Essay ................ Area Supervisor .15
Sarasota County Fair .................. ... Sarasota ........ 18-23
Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S)Area Supervisor .... 1
Copies Public Speaking (S-D) ............. Chairman .......... 3
West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale .... Quincy .......... 9-11
Sub-District Contests (S*D) .............. Chairman .... 19-20
Deadline-National Band (N) ............... State Adviser ..... 15
U. F. Beef Cattle Short Course ............ Gainesville .........
Copies Public Speaking (D) ............... Chairman ..........23
Naval Stores Forestry Program Entry (S) State Adviser ...... 1
Deadline-Entries Chapter Forest Contest (S) Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-Farm Safety Award App. (S) ... Area Supervisor .. 1
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest Entries (S) ... Area Supervisor .. 1
Report (S) ...................... ...Area Supervisor .. 1
Chapter Coop. Leadership Scrapbooks with
Chap. Accomp. Report ................ Area Supervisor ... 1
District Contests (0) ................... . Chairman .........3-4
Copies Public Speaking (A) ................ Area Supervisor .... 8
Area Contests (A) ................... ... Chairm an ........
Copies Public Speaking (S) ................ Chairman ....
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S) ......Area Supervisor ... 15
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S) ..........
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C) Area Supervisor ... .31
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) ............ State Convention ..11
Special Delegates & Advisers Luncheon (S) State Convention ..11
Judging, Grading, Identification &
Demonstration Contests (S) ............ State Convention 11
State FFA Convention (S) ............... Daytona Beach .11-15
Annual Fish Fry (S) ..................... Daytona Beach .....12
Bandshell Program (S) .................... Daytona Beach .. ..12
Judging Entries Chapter Forestry Contest (S) State Adviser .. 17-21
State Forestry Camp, Dists. I, V, VI (S) Camp O'Leno ....7-13
Vocational Agriculture Teachers
Conference (S) ........................Daytona Beach ..15-19
State Forestry Camp, Dists. II, III, IV (S) Camp O'Leno 14-20
State Officers Executive Meeting ........... Daytona Beach .17-20
State Officers Goodwill Tour . ........................ 21-27
Tri-State Contests (Public Speaking
& Quartet) ................... ......... Ala. .......... 8-12
Leadership Training Camp Miniwanca ...... Shelby, Mich. ... 11, 25
* (N)-National, (C)-County, (A)-Area, (S)-State, (O)-Open, (SD)-Sub-District, (TS)-Tri-State
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962
By Way of Editorial Comment:
KEEP LIBERTY ALIVE
by PAUL G. ROGERS, Member of Congress, Sixth District, Florida
IT IS A GREAT privilege to be able to visit with the Future Farmers of Florida through
this column. As a recipient of the honorary degree of "State Farmer" granted by the
Future Farmers of America I am most interested in the activities of your organization
and the success of each member in his future agricultural undertaking.
I will not presume to tell you how to
solve the problems facing American agri-
culture. You, as future farmers, will
solve these matters as have American
farmers for generations. Based on past
performance, American agriculture will
continue to meet each new challenge with
the same result which has made our farm-
ers the best in the history of man.
Rather, I should like to urge you not
only to be cultivators of the soil, but culti-
vators of our democracy as well.
Your continued success as farmers
will depend to a great extent on your suc-
cess in remaining alert, thinking Ameri-
can citizens who are willing to assume
your share of the burden of free men-the
defense of our liberties against all foes,
internal and external.
While you are learning to become good
farmers, learn also how to become good
citizens. Take an active interest in State
and National affairs. Take the extra time
each day to read at least one newspaper
to keep up with current events. Today's Paul G. Rogers
events will have great bearing on your
lives for years to come. It is easy to say that we need not worry;
Our system of government is young, yet that nothing can happen here, that we are
we are one of the oldest representative safe from destruction. We need only look
democracies in the world today. The 90 miles south of Florida to Cuba to see
reason is simple-the others have not sur- what can happen if we are not alert to the
vived the test. Ours will continue to live dangers.
only as long as her citizens are willing Food is rationed today in Cuba, where
to keep liberty alive. 5 years ago there was plenty. Cuba was
T he Cover Editing room of the Miami Herald during the Tour of
the State FFA Officers: (Left to right) Vice Presidents Hoyt Northcut, Hialeah;
David King, Jasper; Dale Gavin, Citrus Chapter at Inverness; Marlin Register, Grace-
ville; Richard Kelly, Adviser of the Citrus Chapter at Inverness and a member of the
State Advisory Board; Elmo Douglas, State Vice-President from the Santa Fe Chap-
ter at Alachua; James E. Gorman, General Manager of the Florida Retail Federation,
Jacksonville; Lynwood Simmons, State Vice-President from Turkey Creek; David
Brengle, State FFA President, Winter Haven; and Perry Sistrunk, Adviser of the
North Miami Chapter.
The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XXIII, No. 4
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879, at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida. Advertising Representative: Cody Publications, Inc., 847-2801, Box
891, Kissimmee, Florida. Area Representatives: Jacksonville, 2777 Claremont Circle, EXbrook 8-5563;
Tampa, Apt. K-l, 2117 Dekle Avenue, 85-8001; Miami, 811 N.W. 139th Street. MUrray 1-7087.
one of the richest nations in Latin Amer-
ica. She could claim a high standard of
living, and a highly developed agricul-
ture economy. The middle class shop
owners, farmers, professional men and
women, the teachers and the religious
leaders, and even those in government all
said it could not happen. Yet it did
All of us must insure that our Nation
continues to exist as the great light of free-
dom to the dark areas of oppression and
dictatorship. You have an important role
in this fight, and you must prepare your-
If you develop good habits of discussing
events and thinking out your own views
on important issues, you will be better
able to fulfill your responsibilities as vot-
ers. Age alone will not qualify you to
this great privilege-although it is all that
is required by law. You have an obliga-
tion to your forefathers to carry our great
Nation forward. You must be willing to
bear this responsibility and be willing to
help lead the way.
Your training as farmers has taught you
great self-reliance and the worth of sacri-
fice. Free men will always out-perform
all others. Our Nation will continue its
advance-but only if you are willing to
make the sacrifice and will begin now to
assume your duty and responsibilities as
citizen farmers. Thank you.
PAUL G. ROGERS, M.C.
Teachers Receive Farm
THE VOCATIONAL agricultural Teachers
were the guests at a special luncheon at
Ellinor Village during their Summer Con-
ference, sponsored by the Florida Power
and Light Company, Florida Power Cor-
poration, Gulf Power Company, and St.
Regis Paper Company.
Teachers receiving the Farm Electri-
fication Awards this year were:
Area I-0. E. Yearty, Agricultural
Teacher, Havana High School, Havana,
Area II-William M. Scruggs, Jr., Ag-
ricultural Teacher, Lake Weir High
School, Summerfield, Florida.
Area III-John W. Maddox, Agricul-
tural Teacher, Hardee County High
School, Wauchula, Florida.
Ocala Chapter Wins In
Southern A.I.C. Contest
OCALA F.F.A. CHAPTER winner of the
State Chapter Cooperative Contest spon-
sored by the Florida Council of Farmer
Cooperatives, received $500 to cover their
expenses in attending the 34th American
Institute of Cooperative Meeting at the
University of Ohio in Columbus.
STATE OFFICERS, 1962-63
President ......... .David 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 Fall, 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.
Florida's Own Victor Butler Will Preside
Over 35th Annual FFA National Convention
VICTOR BUTLER, fourth member from Flor-
ida to preside over a National FFA Con-
vention, will be leading the Florida dele-
gation this year to the 35th Annual FFA
Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
Over 200 members and friends from Flor-
ida will help make up the expected 10,000
or better from 50 States and Puerto Rico
to attend the National Convention.
Official delegates from Florida will be
Charles "Chuck" Beck, past State Presi-
dent, of Chiefland, and David Brengle,
State President, of the Winter Haven
Chapter. The six State FFA Vice-Presi-
dents have been designated as alternates.
The two delegates from each Association
form the Convention's voting body. Two
Florida Future Farmers will participate
in the FFA's "Mail Order" National
Ten of Florida's farm boys will receive
the American Farmer Degree, highest de-
gree of achievement offered by the FFA.
Only one member in each 1,000 may re-
ceive the degree. It is given for outstand-
ing achievement in farming and rural
leadership. Each American Farmer re-
ceives a gold key, certificate, and a $125
check from the National FFA Foundation.
Three Florida FFA chapters have en-
tries in the National Chapter Awards
Program and will have representatives in
Kansas City to hear the results of their
efforts and receive the award. These
Chapters are Paxton, Ft. Pierce, and San-
ta Fe Sr. at Alachua.
David King, Jasper, 1962 Star State
Farmer and winner of the Mid-States
Steel Award, will carry the State Flag in
the ceremony on Thursday night, featur-
ing the presentation of the 1962 Star
Farmer of America Awards. His Adviser,
C. W. Grace, will be attending, since he
received the Southern Nitrogen Co. and
Florida Nitrogen Co. award for David be-
ing the Star Farmer of Florida. The other
two Area Star Farmers, Elmo Douglas,
Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua, and Lyn-
wood Simmons, Turkey Creek; and the
three District Star Farmers, Daniel Mc-
Kinnon, Bethlehem Chapter, Dale Gavin,
Inverness, and Hoyt Northcut, Hialeah,
will also be in attendance as winners of
the Southern Nitrogen and Florida Nitro-
gen Leadership Awards for 1962.
The Pinecrest FFA Livestock Judging
Team composed of Jimmy Cuthbertson,
Wayne Sumner, James Walker, and Jim-
my Culpepper, alternate, with their Ad-
viser, Jacques Waller, will represent Flor-
ida in the National Livestock Judging
Contest. The FFA Meats Judging Team
composed of Donald Dixon, Wayne Sum-
ner, James Walker, and alternate Ronnie
Townsend, from the Pinecrest Chapter,
through the sponsorship of the State De-
partment of Agriculture, will compete in
The Hialeah FFA Poultry Judging
Team composed of Jack Roberts, Bob
Braun and Clyde Cameron, with their
Adviser R. C. Bishop, will represent the
Florida Association in National compe-
Appearing on the National Convention
Program will be Chuck McIntosh at the
organ, and then in the National Talent
Program, accompanied by Larry Barring-
ton. Also featured on the Talent Program
will be the Brandon String Band, who
were the State Champions. Members of
this Band are Pete Sumner, Nelson Way-
caster, Larry Barrington, Jimmy Grissett,
Gene Conners, and Weston Carter, along
with their Advisers, Oscar Lastinger and
Donald Cook of the Vernon Chapter,
and his Adviser, Arol Hudson, winner of
the State Forestry Contest sponsored by
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Com-
pany, will be attending the Convention,
through the arrangements of R. N. Hos-
kins, General Forestry Agent, Seaboard
Air Line Railroad Company. Donald will
accompany Mr. Hoskins and other State
Winners from the Southeast on a tour in-
cluding Richmond, Va., Boston, New
York and St. Louis, before going to Kan-
Jackie Crawford, of the DeFuniak
Springs Chapter, winner of the fourth
State Naval Stores Award, sponsored by
the Naval Stores Industry, will attend the
National Convention, along with his Ad-
viser, T. C. Campbell.
Bob Haddock, President of the Ocala
Chapter, and his Adviser, M. C. Roche,
will be attending as State Winner of the
Chapter Forestry Contest sponsored by
the St. Regis Paper Company.
Leo Champion, Brooksville, William E.
Priest, Hawthorne Chapter, and Thomas
Leonard Thorn, Paxton, will accompany
Ted Pendarvis, Specialist with the Flor-
ida State Marketing Bureau, Jackson-
ville, as winners of the State Department
of Agriculture Awards.
Larry Barnes, State Public Speaking
Champion from Dade City, will also be
attending the National Convention, along
with the second winner of the annual Flint
River Mills Award, who is Charles Hag-
ler of the Greenwood Chapter, as being the
best swine exhibitor in the North Florida
Fair, last October.
Friends of Future Farmers who are
planning on attending the Convention will
be John Folks, Supervisor of Community
and Rural Development, Florida Power
Corporation, St. Petersburg; Mr. and Mrs.
C. V. Butler, Havana, parents of Victor;
Call For National Convention
To MEMBERS OF THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA: By the powers vested
in me as National President of the Future Farmers of America, I am issuing
a call for all State Associations and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to
send delegates to the National Convention which will be held in the Municipal
Auditorium, Kansas City, October 10-12, 1962.
All chartered State Associations in good standing with the national
organization are expected to send two official delegates and two alternates
from the active membership. It is urged that those members serving as
official delegates arrive in Kansas City in time for the Officer-Delegate
Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, October 9. Convention committees will meet
immediately following the luncheon. State Associations should also have in
attendance those candidates recommended for the American Farmer Degree,
candidates for national office, those members who are to receive awards,
and others who have official business in the convention.
Any iocai chapter of the FFA is entitled to have a maximum of six or
10% of the total membership, whichever is greatest of carefully selected mem-
bers and one advisor attend the convention, provided they come to Kansas
City with properly completed official registration cards bearing the signa-
tures of their chapter advisor, school principal or superintendent, parent, and
State advisor. This number does not include award winners, members on
official status, such as band, judging team, Courtesy Corps, etc.
This year your convention program has been planned to include a Vespers
Program on Tuesday night for those who arrive early, and also to embrace
more of the American Royal Live Stock and Horse Show. The convention
sessions themselves have been designed to hold the National Public Speak-
ing Contest, recognize outstanding achievements, execute business, demon-
strate and promote leadership training, elect new officers for next year, and
to serve as an inspirational and informative experience to all in attendance.
The Thirty-Fifth Annual National Convention will be the highlight of
our FFA year. We, therefore, urge all Future Farmers who will attend
the convention to be present at all sessions from Wednesday morning, Oc-
tober 10, through Friday evening, October 12.
August 1, 1962
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962
Principals, J. H. Hyatt, Havana; Wm. R.
Hall, Live Oak; Fred DeVane, Jennings;
C. H. Ortt, Winter Haven; Burch Cor-
nelius, Wauchula; Brooks Henderson, Pa-
hokee; and Leroy D. Fienberg of North
Most of the Convention's first day,
Tuesday, October 9th, will be spent in
meeting of the Florida Executive Com-
mittee, registration, Officers and Dele-
gates Luncheon, Committee Meetings,
tours, audition for FFA Talent Show,
meetings of the Courtesy Corps and Ush-
ers, State Advisers, and that night, Ves-
pers Program for FFA members, practice
for American Farmer Degree Ceremony,
Proficiency Farming Award Ceremony,
and National Chapter Awards Program.
David King, Jasper Chapter, and Mar-
lin Register, Graceville Chapter, have been
designated as the official Ushers from TRAVEL TRAILER SA
Florida. On the Courtesy Corps will be TRAVEL TRAILE
Hoyt Northcut, of the Hialeah Chapter.
Ronald Gibbs, Gonzalez, State Winner of CAMPERS
the Florida Cattlemen's Feeder-Steer A BOA
Award will attend the convention.
Wednesday, October 10th, they will be
holding the opening session, with the seat-
ing of delegates and welcome address by
Mayor H. Rowe Bartle, Kansas City. Fea-
tures of the afternoon session will include
conferring of the American Farmer De-
grees, awarding of Service Plaques, and
the American Farmer Degree Ceremony. ALUMINU
Wednesday night, the National Public A LUM IN UIV
Speaking Contest, Talent Show, and H 2 2 NO
awarding of the National Chapter Gold
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Ten Floridians are Candidates for
DEGREE OF AMERICAN FARMER
at FFA National Convention
James C. Cox III
JAMES C. (JIMMY) Cox III, member of
the Winter Haven Chapter, Future Farm-
ers of America, will be recommended to
the delegates at the National Convention
in October to receive his American Farm-
er Degree. The Convention will be held
in Kansas City, Missouri, October 9
through 12, 1962.
Jimmy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Cox of Lake Alfred, and graduated from
Winter Haven Senior High School in
June, 1960. He is at present a sophomore
at Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton,
Georgia, located at the Coastal Plains Ag-
ricultural Experiment Station. He is
married to the former Carole Kight and
they have one young son, James C. Cox
The American Farmer Degree is the
highest level of achievement that can be
awarded by the National Organization of
the FFA. The requirements are based on
outstanding leadership and service and
a superior supervised farming program.
There are 10 Future Farmers in Florida
to receive the award this year.
Jimmy took Vocational Agriculture for
four years during his high school work.
He was active in the local FFA chapter,
serving as Secretary and President. He
was a member and chairman of various
committees, attended the National FFA
Convention, the State Convention 4 times,
and assisted with several leadership train-
ing schools. He was general chairman
for the chapter sweetheart contest and
Toastmaster for the annual Parent and
Son Banquet. His vegetable demonstra-
tion placed first in the state in its division,
and he was a member of the chapter par-
liamentary procedure team. He exhibited
livestock in the Polk County Youth Fair
and the Florida State Fair in Tampa. He
received his State Farmer Degree in June,
He was a member of the American
Shorthorn Breeders Association. For 12
months he held the National Champion-
ship for 91 Cu. In. Inboards with the
American Power Boat Association.
In 1956, Jimmy started his project
work with one beef show steer. Through
approved farming practices and proper
investment he has continued to enlarge
his farming program. He has also added
many improvements to the farm, learned
skills in the operation and care of farm
machinery, and used applied manage-
ment in his enterprises. At the present
time he owns 65 head of breeding beef
cattle, cares for 105 acres of improved
pasture in cooperation with his father,
and devotes some time to planting 20
acres of young citrus grove. He has re-
invested the profits from his projects
back into his farming enterprises and has
supplemented his income by hiring out
for ranch and grove work and long-dis-
tance trucking of agriculture products.
His vacation time away from college is
spent working on his projects and on the
Jimmy attributes his progress to his
work in agriculture in high school, the
interest and cooperation of his parents,
and the encouragement of his wife. His
plans are to transfer to the University of
Florida next year and finish his degree
in Agriculture. After college he plans to
return to the home farm and assist his
father in its management.
James Jeffrey Daughtry
JEFF DAUGHTRY, a graduate of Hardee
County High School at Wauchula, and a
member of the Peace River FFA Chapter,
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Daughtry.
His principal FFA projects throughout
high school were fattening steers for show
and sale, pure bred and commercial cat-
tle, growing and developing citrus. Upon
graduation from high school, Jeff was
made partner in 4D Farms with his fam-
ily, growing citrus and purebred Angus
cattle. His partnership consists of 60 acres
of citrus and approximately 50 head of
registered Angus cattle.
His leadership activities consisted of
serving as a delegate to the State Conven-
tion; as President and Secretary of his
Chapter; member of Parliamentary Pro-
cedure and Judging Teams; participated
in many banquets; served on many com-
mittees; was District winner in Public
speaking, also State winner of Beef Breed-
ing Contest; and exhibited livestock at
Florida State Fair.
Jeff is now attending the University of
Florida, where he belongs to the following
organizations: Alpha Gamma Rho Fra-
ternity (Vice-President); Block and
Bridle Club (Vice-President); Agricultur-
al Council-Parliamentarian; Blue Key
Speakers Bureau; Intercollegiate Meats
Judging Team-1961; Intercollegiate Live-
stock Judging Team-1962 (Vice-Presi-
dent); is member of Hardee County Cat-
tlemen's Association, Florida Angus As-
sociation, and American Angus Associa-
HARRELL HOWELL is past State Fifth Vice-
President of the Florida Association, Fu-
ture Farmers of America. The 20-year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorian Howell is
a graduate of the Jennings High School.
Harrell farms in partnership with his
father and rents on his own 175 acres for
corn, 3 acres for flue-cured tobacco, and
6 acres for peanuts.
His leadership activities in the FFA
included being President and Reporter
for his Chapter; a member of the Super-
vised Farming, Recreation and Television
Program Committees; participation in
Chapter Banquets, cooperative projects,
tractor driving and softball in the sub-dis-
trict contest; livestock shows; farm judg-
ing; and livestock judging at State Fair.
His other leadership activities included
being President of 4-H Club and County
Council, Vice-President of Sunday School
and Training Union, and church usher.
Some of his improvement projects in-
cluded: building fences, growing feed
crops, beautifying home, keeping farm
records, rearranging fences, irrigating
land, constructing farm buildings, and
growing home garden.
Ronald B. Nelson
RONALD B. NELSON, a graduate of North
Miami High School, is a member of the
North Miami FFA Chapter. From 600
plants in his Supervised Farming Pro-
gram his first year in Vocational Agricul-
ture, he had over 13,000 last year.
Ronald was one of the most active
members in the North Miami FFA Chap-
ter. He was Sentinel and President of
his Chapter, Sentinel and Secretary of the
Miami Federation, and Vice-President of
the Florida Association, FFA. He has
also been on the Courtesy Corps two years
at the National FFA Convention.
He is attending Florida Christian Col-
lege, Tampa, Florida, and will transfer to
the University of Florida in January 1963,
where he plans to major in Agricultural
James Warren Repper, Jr.
JAMES WARREN Repper, Jr., the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Repper, Canal Point,
Florida, is in partnership with his father.
He also operates twenty-six acres of a
180-acre farm on his own. He has always
lived on this Glades muckland farm and
continues to do so.
He graduated from the Pahokee High
School, Pahokee, Florida. While there,
he was very active in the F.F.A. Chapter,
serving as its reporter, treasurer, presi-
dent. Warren was also the student repre-
sentative of the Canal Point Lions Club.
He also served on the Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Team for four years, Livestock
Judging Team 4 years, and represented
the chapter in the district tractor driving
contest. Warren was a delegate to the
State Convention, where he received the
State Farmer Degree.
He started his first year of supervised
farming by raising a beef calf, given to
him by his father. As he continued in the
supervised farm program, he sold his orig-
inal calf and purchased a better one and
additional cattle. He also planted, culti-
vated, marketed an acre each of beans
and squash. During his senior year he
continued with his cattle project. He was
now stocking Angus cattle and trying his
hand at raising cabbage and pepper.
(Continued on page 8)
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962
The St. Lucie County Bank
Peace River FFA Chapter
Wauchula State Bank
Imperial Polk County FFA
The Commercial Bank &
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962
JAMES WARREN REPPER. JR.
Glades Livestock Market
P.O. Box 848 Ph. Wyman 6-3028
Belle Glade, Florida
Quincy F.F.A. Chapter
M. and M. Tractor Company
(Story starts on opposite page)
Kenneth E. Smith
Spreading-Trucking and Combine
After graduating from high school,
Warren devoted all his time to his cattle
and farming. He had thirty-seven head
of cattle, forty-seven hogs and seven acres
of beans. Last year his projects were cat-
t'e, six acres of beans, five acres of squash
and thirty acres of sugar cane. As a re-
sult of events in Cuba, and the subsequent
likelihood that the sugar production quota
in the Glades will be increased, he hopes
to increase his sugar cane acreage.
Warren maintains membership in the
following community farm groups, Lake
Okeachobee Farmers Coop; Glades Live-
stock Market, Sugar Cane Growers Coop.
of Florida and the Junior Cattlemen's As-
sociation, of which he is President.
LYNWOOD SMITH lives on a 160 acre gen-
eral farm, owned by his father, located
ten miles east of Quincy. Their main
enterprises are corn, hogs, poultry, and
a few cattle.
When Lynwood enrolled in Vocational
Agriculture in 1955 as a ninth grade stu-
dent he already owned a Duroc gilt. This
was the beginning of his farming program.
His advisors helped him to plan his pro-
gram for the next four years, with the
main enterprises being hogs, poultry, corn,
and dairy cows.
During his first year in Agriculture his
gilt farrowed eight pigs, which were fat-
tened and sold. It was also during that
year that he was selected as one of the
boys to receive a purebred Landrace gilt
from the Chapter Pig Chain. Lynwood
made repairs on the fences and gates and
worked on several other supplementary
RONALD B. NELSON
Violet L. Nelson
Real Estate Broker
Acreage Specialist in the State of Fla.
554 N.W. 153rd Street
Miami 69. Florida
Phone MU 7240
The First National Bank
Live Oak, Fla.
In 1956-57 Lynwood's enterprises were
as follows: three acres of corn, 18 hogs for
meat, one hog for breeding, and one dairy
cow. During that year he also completed
six improvement projects and 19 supple-
mentary farm jobs. He advanced from
Greenhand to Chapter Farmer that year.
Lvnwood carried out two projects in
1957-58; A dairy cow and 12 hogs for
breeding. He entered his Landrace gilt
in the Swine Show at Quincy, and the
Creel Ford Company
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Rivard Chevrolet Company
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
North Florida Fair, winning Grand
Champion honors at both shows. He main-
tained five acres of grazing crops for his
livestock. It was during that year that he
constructed a farrowing house for his
The program for his senior year in-
cluded two hogs for breeding, 14 hogs for
meat, five acres of corn, 100 poultry for
layers, and a dairy cow. That year he
received his State Farmer Degree.
After graduation from high school,
Lynwood went to work for a local auto-
mobile dealership and continued his pro-
jects on a part-time basis. He raised corn,
hogs, and vegetables and made improve-
ments on the pasture on which he plans to
put beef cattle next spring.
FRANCIS WARD is past State Vice-Presi-
dent of FFA and a graduate of the Su-
wannee High School in Live Oak. He
also was selected as top District and Area
Star Farmer in 1960. He is in partner-
ship with his father and brother, operat-
ing seed, feed and fertilizer businesses
along with their farming operations on an
810 acre farm. In 1959, a building was
constructed for storing corn and for use as
a shop. They started doing custom work
and now the shop has grown to such an
extent that they are converting the build-
ing entirely into a shop. Francis' farm-
ing operation consists of 25% interest in
1,100 acres of corn, 300 acres of improved
pasture, 19 acres of tobacco, 600 acres of
indigo (seed) and 100 head of beef cattle
Francis served as President of his local
Chapter. He also represented the chapter
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962
in various contests and activities, such as
Judging, Parliamentary Procedure, State
and National Convention, Forestry School,
and Chairman of many of the Program of
Work Committees. He was Secretary,
Vice-President and President of his Sun-
day School Class, Assistant Director of
the Training Union, Teacher of a Sunday
School Class, and Parliamentarian of his
high school Senior Class. His farming
activities were featured in Progressive
Francis is now married to the former
Yvonne Putnal of Lafayette County, and
they have an eight month old son.
Donald E. Weber
DON WEBER has been a member of the
Fort Pierce Chapter of the Future Farm-
ers of America for the past seven years.
During this time he was secretary and
star chapter farmer during his Sophomore
year, and he served as president both his
Junior and Senior year. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Weber.
Don started his projects with a grade
beef heifer and a home garden. His sec-
ond year projects included five beef cows,
a half acre truck farm and a half acre of
corn. The third year he increased his
beef herd to six cows, started a citrus
nursery of 100 trees, grew a truck garden
and raised two acres of watermelons, and
one acre of tomatoes. His fourth year
another cow was added to the herd, and
he raised an acre of potatoes, two acres
of millet and a one acre truck garden.
Don carried out most of his projects on
10 acres of land which he rented from the
chapter. During the time he had this
land rented, he dug a well and built a
barn, both of which are still being used
by the FFA today.
After graduation from high school he
increased his beef herd to 48 head and
added to his citrus nursery until the pres-
ent 7,500 trees. He has exhibited pure-
bred Angus cattle at many of the Florida
livestock fairs and received the Herds-
man award at the Florida State Fair.
Besides his numerous supervised farm-
ing projects he has carried a large num-
ber of improvement and supplementary
farm jobs. For several years he worked
on the 640 acre school farm.
This last August he married Sandra
Hamrick, who was the past president of
the Future Homemakers of America.
Don is presently working as the assist-
ant golf course superintendent at the Vero
Beach Country Club and also looking
after his beef herd and citrus nursery.
Besides these jobs, he still finds time to
take an active part in FFA activities.
Don says he wouldn't take anything for
his experience in the FFA and would rec-
ommend to any boy interested in agri-
culture to take Vocational Agriculture and
become a member of the Future Farmers
ROBERT WILKERSON is past State Vice-
President of FFA and was a member of
the Paxton Chapter. He is the son of Mr.
(Continued on page 13)
Florida Future Farmer 9
AGRICULTURAL and INDUSTRIAL
"We support FFA in our area"
FFA and 4-H SHOWS
SHOW JUDGING DATE
Eggs Oct. 25 2 p.m.
Rabbits Oct. 26 9 a.m.
Poultry Oct. 26 10 a.m.
Beef Nov. 2 7 p.m.
Dairy Nov. 2 7 p.m.
Swine Nov. 2 7 p:m:
Judging Contests Nov. 2 2 p.m.
Oct. 24 Nov. 3
Oct. 24 Nov. 3
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Oct. 31 Nov. 3
Oct. 31 Nov. 3
Oct. 31 Nov. 3
Entries close Monday, October 15
for catalog and entry forms see your County Agricultural Agent or write to:
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LARRY NEWMAN is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Newman of Groveland, Florida.
The Newmans reside in the rural area of
South Lake County, which is Lake Coun-
ty's leading vegetable area. Larry is a 16
year old junior in Groveland High School.
Larry has been active in athletics and
many school organizations. He has been
an active member of the Groveland F.F.A.
Chapter for three years, winning first
place in The Lake County Soil Conserva-
tion Speaking Contest in the ninth grade.
During his Sophomore year, along with
many other things, he served as F.F.A.
public speaker and was on the parlia-
mentary procedure team. Larry has
served his local chapter in the capacity of
Treasurer for one year, served on FFA
committees and appeared on many pro-
grams sponsored by the chapter.
Growing several acres of pepper and
cucumbers has been Larry's choice enter-
prises for his home projects.
Larry has recently been elected to the
office of President of the Groveland F.F.A.
Chapter for the coming year.
Edward Harvey, Jr.
EDWARD HARVEY, Jr., is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Harvey, Sr., of Whitehouse.
He recently graduated from Baldwin High
He was president of his chapter, a dele-
gate to the state convention 2 years and
has represented his chapter in public
speaking, parliamentary procedure, live-
stock judging and in forestry contests.
His projects this year include 1 beef
heifer, 1 sow and litter, 1/2 interest in 100
feeder hogs, 1 acre sugarcane, 5 acres corn
and 1 cow and calf.
Edward was president of the senior
class, vice-president of his 4-H Club,
president of his Sunday School, choir
member, Band Captain and lettered in
football 2 years.
EDWARD HARVEY, JR.
Stokes Super Market
Preserving Co., Inc.
Baldwin Lions Club
From left to right: David Brengle, Winter
Haven, State FFA President; James Ed-
wards, Adviser of the Wildwood Chapter;
David King, Jasper, State FFA Vice-
President, and Star State Farmer for
1962; and John Douthat, Wildwood, State
FFA Vice-President for 1961-62.
Nearly 500 Attend
Leadership Training Camp
THE TWO weeks, August 13-26, were the
most meaningful weeks in the lives of
Attending Camp were David Brengle,
Winter Haven, State FFA President; Da-
vid King, Jasper, State Vice-President;
John Douthat, Wildwood, Past State
Vice-President; James Edwards, Voca-
tional Agriculture Teacher, Wildwood.
They were representing the Florida
Association of Future Farmers at the
Older Boys' Christian Leadership Camp
at Camp Miniwanca, which is on Lake
When they arrived at camp, they were
each assigned to different cabins in order
to be with boys of other states. At camp
there were about 500 boys and leaders
representing most of the 50 states and
several foreign countries. Among these
boys were approximately 35 State FFA
Officers from many different states.
The entire two weeks were based on
"Balanced Fourfold Development" (Phy-
sical, Mental, Social and Religious).
Their theme was: "The Growing Edge"
and they were challenged to be their own
selves at their very best, all the time.
The day camp went like this:
The camp swings into action at 6:30
in the morning. Flag raising, limbering-
up exercises and a dip in the lake fol-
low in rapid succession. After this comes
a 15 minute period for individual medita-
tion followed by breakfast. Then comes
clean-up time to make ready for inspec-
tion. The remainder of the morning is
a challenging program of leadership
Lunch is followed by a period of rest
in preparation for the big afternoon of
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962
Florida Business Firms Salute
FFA National Band
organized games, tournaments and many
other recreational activities.
The evening dinner is followed by a bit
of free time, after which comes the sunset
vesper service on a high dune overlook-
ing Lake Michigan. Varied and enter-
taining social events are planned for the
Lights out by ten o'clock brings to a
close a day of high adventure and good
Two weeks of living, training, playing
and worshiping with a group of fine peo-
ple from all parts of the continent, and
they returned home with an entirely new
outlook on life.
West Florida Dairy Show
Results are Given
F.F.A. MEMBERS in North and West Flor-
ida exhibited thirty-four animals in the
Annual West Florida Dairy Show, held
in Chipley, on August 2nd. Jack Ford,
of the Quincy Chapter, exhibited the
Grand and Reserve Champion Jerseys
of the FFA Division. The Grand Champ-
ion Guernsey was shown by Clifton Lyon,
of Bonifay, and the Reserve Grand
Champion Guernsey by Willis Sims, of
Marianna. The Grand Champion Hol-
stein was shown by Clifton Lyon, of Bon-
ifay, and the Reserve Grand Champion
by Harry Lyon, of Bonifay.
Blue Ribbon animals were shown by
the following FFA members: James
Gross, Chipley; Leon Nobles (2), Mari-
anna; Frank Chatwood, Marianna; Rog-
er Mason, Marianna; Jack Ford (4),
Quincy; Sam Steele, Escambia Farms;
Rona Foran, Marianna; Archie Byrd,
Ponce de Leon; Willis Sims, Marianna;
Clifton Lyon (2), Bonifay; David
Thompson, Marianna; Ronald Thomp-
son, Marianna; and Harry Lyon (2),
Red Ribbon animals were shown by
Robert Pleas, Chipley; Tommy Cook,
Vernon; Lynn Cope, Chipley; Billy
Swails, Marianna; Harry Lyon, Bonifay;
Clifton Lyon, Bonifay, Wayne Broome,
In the chapter group class, which con-
sisted of three animals selected from
those exhibited by Chapter members,
Quincy placed first, receiving a trophy
from the Washington and Holmes Coun-
ty Dairy Producers Association, with
other chapter groups placing in the fol-
lowing order: Bonifay, Marianna, Chip-
ley, Escambia Farms. Each Chapter re-
ceived a $10.00 award.
The F.F.A. Judging Contest was won
by the Malone Team, consisting of Larry
Ford, Wayne King and John Ditty. They
received $15.00, and a trophy given by
the Florida State Dairymen's Associa-
tion. Marianna placed second, receiving
a $10.00 award, and Jay third, winning
$7.50. Other teams placing fourth through
tenth, and winning $5.00 each, were:
Bethlehem, Walnut Hill, Poplar Springs,
Graceville, Paxton, Quincy, and Grand
Ridge. Also, participating were teams
from Escambia Farms, Havana, Chipley,
Vernon and Sneads.
(Continued on page 12)
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962 11
"I figure the concrete
pavement in my
barnyard paid for itself
in two years!"
Says JOE NEIS, Juneau, Wisconsin
Joe Neis milks 44 cows, with a per cow D.H.I.A. butterfat
rating of 458 lbs. Four cows are producing over 500 lbs.
Mr. Neis is well known in Dodge County, and very active in
supervision of 4-H Club groups.
A LOT of things added up to real savings when
I put in concrete. Healthier cows, better milk-
and more of it. No foot rot or stone cripples.
Cows get plenty of exercise even in the worst
weather. And I won't be hauling any more gravel
to fill up holes and have it end up scattered all
over the farm."
Everything stays cleaner, more sanitary, around
a concrete barnyard. Mastitis, foot rot and other
mud-borne diseases have no place to breed. Cows
stay healthy, vet bills go down. Good reasons
why more top dairymen are paving barnyards
with concrete every year.
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1612 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida
A national organization to improve and extend the uses of concrete
Please send free booklet, "Pave Your Barnyard With Concrete."
Also send material on subjects I've listed:
ST. OR R. NO. CITY STAT-
ST. OR R. NO. CITY-- .STATE. -..-
Leading tree identification class of FFA campers at 28th annual Forestry Training
Camp at O'Leno are J. E. Moore, Chief, Information and Education, Florida Forest
Service and Bill Oelslager, vocational agricultural instructor of Tampa. Woods near
campsite abound in flora and fauna of mid-central Florida. Tree specimens are many
and varied. Later, campers took exam drawn from all courses of the week.
FFA Boys Meet Basic Forestry
at 28th Forestry Training Camp
ENTY-EIGHTH Annual Forestry Train- Lutz; James Godwin, Gainesville; Rich-
Camp at Camp O'Leno near High ard Primo, Gainesville; and Fred White-
ngs ended July 21, after two sepa- law, Floral City.
one-week sessions attended by a total Boys attending camp do so without
27 Future Farmers. All parts of the charge, thanks to the sponsorship of for-
e were represented, the first week by est industries whose donations pay for
h Florida vocational agriculture stu- food, cooks, and recreational equipment.
:s and the second week by West
ida and south Florida students. Sponsors of the 28th annual Forestry
he campers learned a lot, and the Training Camp were American Turpen-
pers ad n nsrcnal and re tine Farmer's Association, Valdosta;
pers had fun. Instructional and re- Armstrong Cork Company, Pensacola;
tional schedule for the youngsters Armstrong Cork Company, Pensacola;
tional shed by Florida Forest Service Container Corporation of America, Fern-
onnel from forest management, fire andina Beach; Escambia Treating Com-
rol and information and education pany, Pensacola; Hudson Pulp & Paper
ches. Camp staff was augmented by Company, Palatka; International Paper
tional agriculture teachers who as- Company, Panama City; Neal Lumber
d during the two-week period, and by & Manufacturing Company, Blounts-
esentatives of wood-using industries town Newport ChemIndustries DivisCorporation, Hey-
)llowing the selection of four Best den Newpor Chemical Corporation, Pen-
pers, a banquet concluded each sacola; Owens-Illinois Glass Company,
I's activity. Guest speakers were Jacksonville; Rayonier, Inc., Fernandina
ida Secretary of State Tom Adams, Beach; St. Marys Kraft Corporation, St.
urged the youths in their approach- Marys, Georgia; St. Joe Paper Company,
mature citizenship to practice de- Port St. Joe; St. Regis Paper Company,
racy by serving others. Charles Soule, Pensacola; and the Buckeye Cellulose
ident of Escambia Treatin- Conm Corporation, Foley.
pany, stressed the importance of sales-
manship-self, talents, and services-in
the professions and industries which the
campers must soon choose to enter.
All campers successfully completing
their courses were awarded Junior For-
Best Campers were nominated from
among the top scoring students, academi-
cally, and then elected by the ballots of
fellow campers. Eight best campers re-
ceiving $25 savings bonds were James
Austin, Dade City; Tommy Watson,
Groveland; Don Brown, Brooksville; Jer-
ald Goolsby, Dade City; Sam Brashear,
Each day at camp was divided between
study and recreation. Swimming, games,
movies, skit night, shuffleboard, softball,
horseshoes, table tennis, and badminton
took up idle time between camp clean-up
duties and a tight schedule of classes,
field trips and study. On Thursday night
of each week a dance was held at the
pavilion, with some 40 girls from Lake
City and High Springs attending.
Campers gained basic working knowl-
edge in selecting timber for harvest, how
to kill unwanted hardwoods, and in tim-
ber stand improvement, genetics, naval
stores, entomology, and tropical forestry.
Forestry Training Camp was staffed
by J. E. Moore, Ed Howard, Morris Mc-
Clure, Gene Morse, George Drew, Frank
Morris, Don Seery, Paul Smith, A. G.
McCullers, Mason Rowe, Jack Brodhage,
Huey Long, with assistance in specific
courses by M. L. Moorman, Nelson
Blocker, Ronald Harper, J. C. Prevatt,
David Burns, Vernal Webb, Frank Jack-
son, J. D. Bland, Vaughan McCowan,
Wyman Garland, Don Eisenhart, Don
Champion, Dan Hausman, and Elbert
Schory, all of the Florida Forest Service;
Ralph Clements, Lake City Research
Center; Steve Fickett, Game & Fresh
Water Fish Commission; and P. W. Fra-
zer, University of Florida.
Industrial representatives at camp
were Carlis McLeod, forester with Hud-
son Pulp & Paper Company, Palatka,
and Bert Hill, unit forester, Internation-
al Paper Company, Madison.
Vocational agriculture teachers includ-
ed Ed Turlington, Gainesville; Kenneth
Lee, Bushnell; Jack Millican, Umatilla;
Bill Oelslager, Tampa; and W. E. Moore,
West Florida Dairy Show
(Continued from page 11)
The Vernon Chapter won second place
and a $4.00 award in the Herdsman's
The Showmanship Contest was won by
Clifton Lyon, Bonifay FFA member.
Ronnie Walker, Leon County 4-H mem-
ber, exhibited the best fitted animal.
FFA exhibitors and judging teams won
a total of $396.50 in cash, in addition to
the trophies, rosettes and ribbons. Cash
awards and other expenses of the Show
were donated by the State Department
of Agriculture, various business concerns
and individuals in Chipley, and Washing-
ton County, and several dairy companies.
Official judges were C. W. Reaves, Ex-
tension Dairyman in Florida. Exhibitors
and Show officials were given a fish fry
on the eve of the Show by citizens of
Carlis McLeod, forester with Hudson
Pulp & Paper Company, Palatka, shows
use of increment borer in determining rate
of tree growth. Unidentified FFA camp-
ers look on. Another industrial represen-
tative, though not in photo, was Bert Hill,
unit forester with International Paper
Company, Madison. Annual training
camp is sponsored by wood-using indus-
tries of Florida, and campers attend with-
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962
Hale Stancil, Ocala Chapter, receives a $250 award from Jim Van Cleve, St. Regis
Paper Company, for the best State FFA Forest of the year. Others shown are: Ocala
Mayor R. C. Cummin, Chapter Adviser M. C. Roche, and Elton Jones, Supervising
Principal, Ocala High School.
State Forestry Awards Announced
OCALA CHAPTER of Future Farmers of
America was presented the First Place
Award of $250.00 for the best School
Forest in 1961-62 school year, by Leslie
J. Johnson of Jacksonville, Manager of
Lands and Forests for St. Regis Paper
Company in the South, at a dinner at the
Vocational Agriculture Teachers Confer-
ence at Gainesville on July 19, 1962,
sponsored by the St. Regis Paper Com-
pany and the following Electrical Organi-
zations: Gulf Power Company, Tampa
Electric Company, Florida Power Cor-
poration and the Florida Power and
Vernon FFA Chapter Forest was run-
ner up, winning $100.00 award and Hil-
liard FFA Chapter winning $75.00 in
Brooksville FFA Chapter was fourth,
Tallahassee FFA Chapter was fifth, and
Ft. Pierce FFA Chapter was sixth, all
being awarded $50.00 each.
St. Regis Paper Company of Jackson-
ville and Pensacola sponsors this FFA
Chapter contest each year. The entries
are judged and ranked in order with an
award being made in each of the six FFA
districts in the state. The $250.00 award
to Ocala FFA Chapter, Advisor, M. C.
Roche and Bob Haddock, Chapter Presi-
dent is for a trip to the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City in October
of this year.
The inspecting team of F. L. Northrop,
Area Supervisor of Vocational Agricul-
tural Department of State Department
of Education, M. L. Miller, with St.
Regis Paper Company, and Morris W.
McClure of the Florida Service praised
the Future Farmers for their continued
work in Forestry.
Ocala FFA Chapter Forest was select-
ed the winner because of the over-all job
of forest management and the participa-
tion of the FFA boys in carrying out
their plan of activities for the 1961-62
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962
school year. Their management plan of
the forest include maintenance of fire
lines, reforestation of land by planting
pine seedlings, harvesting, treating and
marketing of fence posts and marketing
American Farmer Degree
(Continued from page 9)
and Mrs. Ira C. Wilkerson and lives on
a 160 acre farm 12 miles north of De-
Funiak Springs, Florida. He has 50%
ownership in 45 acres of crops.
Robert's leadership activities included
serving as Treasurer and Reporter for his
Chapter; delegate to State Forestry Camp;
State FFA Convention; Public Speaker
on Soil Conservation; participant in Chap-
ter Banquets, Corn Contests; member of
the Farm Bureau, and basket ball team.
He also served on many Committees, and
attended the State Fair in Tampa. He
received the Chapter Farmer Degree;
State Farmer Degree and Leadership
JACK WILLIAMS, 21, graduated from North
Marion High School in Reddick, Florida.
He will be the first member from the Red-
dick Chapter to receive the American
Farmer Degree. He grew up on his par-
ents' Ro-Leo Hereford Ranch, which is
located two miles north of McIntosh, Flor-
ida. The ranch consists of 704 acres of
farm and pasture land.
As his first F.F.A. project, Jack planted
5 acres of corn, and purchased a gilt. With
profits from these projects, each year
Jack increased the scope of his later pro-
Jack joined F.F.A. while a freshman in
high school and has remained a very ac-
tive member for the six years since then.
After receiving his Greenhand degree his
freshman year in high school, in his sec-
ond 'ear he showed his first steer to place
Rese.ve Grand Champion in the F.F.A.
Division at the Southeastern Fat Stock
Show. In his junior year he received the
State Farmer Degree and the District
Farm Mechanics Award, and served as
delegate to the State Convention where
he w.is Chairman of the State Convention
Planning Committee. Jack was elected
President of the Reddick Chapter in his
senior year. At graduation ceremonies he
was presented the District Farm Electrifi-
cation Award and the DeKalb Award for
Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture.
Since graduation, Jack and his father
have farmed and ranched both in partner-
ship and on their own. Last year, he
planted ten acres of green beans, twenty
acres corn, thirty acres of watermelons,
two acres of hay, fattened eight hogs and
seven steers, and purchased two heifers.
This year Jack has twenty-two acres of
watermelons, fifty acres of corn, five acres
of hay, and fifteen acres of pasture land.
He now owns eleven head of steers, four
heifers, and plans to purchase some hogs
this fall when his crops are harvested.
On June 23rd of this year, Jack married
his high school sweetheart, Virginia
Chambers. The couple are living a mile
north of McIntosh in their mobile home
which they bought and paid for this past
Together, Jack and Virginia hope to
own their own ranch someday and are
eagerly looking toward that dream.
August 15, 1962
The Officers and Advisers
Florida Association Future Farmers of America
Pursuant to your request, I have examined the cash records of the Florida Association
Future Farmers of America and present my report as follows:
EXHIBIT A-Balance Sheet at June 30, 1962.
EXHIBIT B-Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements for the Period July 1, 1961
through June 30, 1962.
All recorded cash receipts were traced through the bank by means of original deposit slips
and bank transcripts, and all cancelled checks were inspected for regularity.
The bank account in the Capital City National Bank was satisfactorily reconciled with
statements furnished by the depository. Bank accounts with Leon Federal, Tallahassee Federal
and Florida Savings and Loan Associations were verified by direct confirmation with the banks.
The balance in the Tallahassee Bank and Trust Company was verified from a Certificate of
United States Savings Bonds were inspected by me at June 30, 1962 and found to be in
Accounts receivable are the result of expenditures made for these funds from the Surplus
Account. Surplus will be reimbursed rpon receipt of the pledged funds.
Subject to the foregoing comments, it is my opinion that the attached Balance Sheet
and the related Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements presents fairly the financial
position of the Florida Association Future Farmers of America at June 30, 1962, and the
result of its operation for the year then ended.
Certified Public Accountant
Picture at left shows Citrus Production Award winners: Dist. IV, Donald Hovey,
Ocoee; Dist V, Melvin Hayden, So. East at Bradenton; Dist. VI, Wayne Carlton, Ft.
Pierce; State Winner, John Burton Allen, Pinecrest Chapter. Standing in the rear
are Advisers of each of the boys: Elmer Badger, Leon Wilson, Ed Raikes and Jacques
Waller who received the State Award Plaque. Picture at right are winners of Citrus
Placement Awards: Robert T. Fish, Ocoee, $25; State Award winner Benny Phillips,
Winter Haven Chapter, $100 from Dale Carlton, Director of Grower & Contract
State FFA Offices Enjoy
Eighth Annual Goodwill Tour
THE STATE FFA Officers' Eighth Annual
Goodwill Tour began Sunday, July 29,
upon their arrival in Jacksonville, and
ended in Miami, August 4. It was one of
the greatest experiences of their lives.
Arrangements for the tour were made
by James E. Gorman, General Manager
of the Florida Retail Federation, Jack-
sonville, in cooperation with the indus-
trial firms, businesses, Civic leaders,
Chambers of Commerce and officials in
Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, West Palm
Beach and Miami. In the party this
year were the State Officers, David Bren-
gle, President; Vice-Presidents Lynwood
Simmons, Turkey Creek; Elmo Douglas,
Santa Fe; David King, Jasper; Dale
Gavin, Inverness; Hoyt Northcut, Hia-
leah; Marlin Register, Graceville, Chuck
Beck, Chiefland, past State President;
Richard Kelly, Citrus Chapter at Inver-
ness, member of the State FFA Advisory
Council, and A. R. Cox, State FFA Ex-
As the tour progressed, it was easy for
them to see that agriculture and industry
had interdependence. The businessmen
explained that industry is supplying ag-
riculture with supplies and equipment,
while agriculture is supplying industry
with raw materials. They were astound-
ed at the number of people working on
the back side of business together, to
process goods so that the sales person on
the floor could accommodate the custo-
They were very much impressed with
the amount of research that was being
done by business.
After checking into the Roosevelt Hotel
in Jacksonville, the officers went for a
swim in the new Hotel Pool and were din-
ner guests of the Florida Publishing Com-
pany in the new SPA Club. Then they
were conducted on a tour of the Newspa-
per Plant and received the 1st copies of
the Monday morning Fla. Times Union,
which was ready for distribution shortly
after 9:00 p.m. Sunday Night.
At breakfast they were guests of the
Barnett National Bank and later were
conducted on a tour of the bank, after
which they visited the City Hall and had
an opportunity to talk with Mr. Hayden
Burns, Mayor. For lunch, they were the
guests of the Jacksonville Rotary Club,
at which they presented a special pro-
gram, with David Brengle as Master of
Ceremonies and telling about the Good-
will Tour. J. E. Gorman made introduc-
tions and remarks and Frances Smith,
State Sweetheart from Havana, and Mar-
lin Register provided the entertainment.
David King gave the highlights of the
1961-62 year for the Future Farmers in
Florida. Mr. Glenn Woodard was pre-
sented the Honorary State Farmer De-
After lunch they were able to see the
Jacksonville waterfront aboard one of
the fire boats as a guest of the Mayor.
At May-Cohens Department Store,
they were conducted on a tour of the
store and then were the guests at the Le-
Chateau on Atlantic Beach for dinner.
Tuesday morning, the Standard Oil
Company were their hosts for breakfast
and a tour of their dock facilities. The
officers were very fortunate this year as
they were able to board the tanker which
was unloading at the Standard Oil Dock,
after which they toured the International
Harvester District Offices and saw some
of the latest equipment which will be
available this year to the farmers; after
which they were taken to the Steer Room
That afternoon, they toured the Winn-
Dixie Main offices and warehouses,
where they were able to see how meats
and vegetables were stored for distribu-
tion to the company's local stores. Then
they toured the Florida Ford Tractor
Company State office and warehouse.
They were guests of the Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company for dinner at
the River Club.
Wednesday, by leaving Jacksonville be-
fore 6:00 a.m., they were the guests of
the Daytona Beach Chamber of Com-
merce, for breakfast at the Dutch Pantry.
In West Palm Beach, they were the
guests of the Hotel George Washington
for lunch, and during the afternoon they
had an opportunity to relax and enjoy
seeing the cities of Palm Beach and West
Palm Beach from Lake Worth, through
the compliments of the West Palm Beach
Chamber of Commerce. That night, they
were the guests of the diLido Hotel for
dinner and their stay in Miami.
Thursday Morning, officials of the A
and P Tea Company were their hosts for
breakfast and a tour of their offices and
warehouses for South East Florida.
For lunch, they presented a special
program where Hoyt Northcut gave the
highlights of the 1961-62 year for the
Florida Future Farmers, and Marlin
Register furnished the entertainment at
the Miami Shores Kiwanis Club.
During the afternoon, they toured the
school farm and then were the dinner
guests of the Miami Herald at the Du-
pont Plaza Hotel, after which they were
conducted on a tour of the newspaper
Friday morning, the officials of Jor-
dan-Marsh Department Stores, were the
hosts for breakfast and a tour of the store.
They had lunch with the officials of the
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph
Company, and a tour of their facilities.
After a tour of Burdine's downtown
Miami store, they were guests of the store
Saturday, after being the guests of the
W. T. Grant Stores in Miami, they de-
parted for home.
David Brengle, Winter Haven Chapter,
1962-63 State FFA President; Frances
Smith, Havana Chapter, State Sweet-
heart; H. R. Bingham; President, Jack-
sonville Rotary Club; and Hoyt North-
cut, Hialeah Chapter, State FFA Vice-
President; participants in a special Rotary
Club Program during the 8th Annual
Tour of the Florida Association State
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1962
(Continued from page 5)
Thursday, October 11th, during the
morning program, presentation of the Sil-
ver and Bronze National Chapter Awards,
and a special program will be given along
with Leadership Training Activities or
demonstrations. During the afternoon
session, presentation will be made of Out-
standing Service Plaques, a Pageant, and
the Farm Proficiency Awards. Thursday
evening opens with the introduction of
representatives of Donors to the National
FFA Foundation, Inc., and presentation
of the 15 year donors plaque, followed by
introduction of past Star American Farm-
ers, Massing of the State Flags, the Star
American Farmer Ceremony, and a movie
on the 1962 "Four Star Farmers."
Friday, October 12, foreign guests will
be saluted, along with the election of the
new National Officers. That afternoon,
there will be a special program at the
American Royal Livestock Show for all
Future Farmers and their guests. The
evening session will open with a special
talent program, recognition of the past
National Officers, honoring the parents of
the 1961-62 National Officers, and then
the installation of the 1962-63 National
Saturday, October 13, there will be an
American Royal Parade, in which the Na-
tional FFA Band will be participating.
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THE STORY OF TEN LITTLE FREE WORKERS
REDDY KILOWATT. DOCTOR RAILROADER
Ten little free workers in this country fine and fair.
But if you cherish your freedom-worker have a care!
Ten little free workers-Reddy was doing fine
Until the socialists got him-then there were nine.
Nine little free workers laughed at Reddy's fate
Along came federal medicine-then there were eight.
Eight little free workers thought this country heaven
But the government took over the railroads, then there were seven.
Seven little free workers-'till the miners got in a fix.
Uncle said coal's essential and took over leaving six.
Six little free workers 'till the day did arrive
The steel mills too were federalized-then there were five.
Five little free workers-but the farmers are free no more
The farms have been collectivized-that leaves only four.
Four little free workers till the government did decree
All must have free legal advice-then there were three.
Three little free workers-the number is getting few,
But with government groceries selling food-then there were two.
Two little free workers-our story's almost done,
With clerks at work in federal stdres-that leaves only one.
One,little free worker-the reporter son-of-a-gun
Mustn't criticize the government-so now there are none.
Ten little free workers-but they are no longer free
They work when and where ordered, and at a fixed rate you see,
And it all could have been prevented if they'd only seen fit to agree
And work together instead of saying "it never can happen to mel"
'es... this could happen to you. This little story could come true unless each of us works to preserve
free enterprise. What can you do? Write your Congressman and ask him to keep government out
of business. Copyright 1961
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
HELPING BUILD FLORIDA