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SUMMER, 1964

36th Annual FFA

State Convention

Daytona Beach

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191 Receive State Farmer Degree at State C

191 members of the Florida Association, FFA, received the State Farmer Degree at the State Convention in Daytona Beach. Tb
members from productive enterprises was $507,282.51. Each received at least $5 from the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company.
received $10, the best in two areas received $25 and the Star State Farmer received $50 from them. The State Farmer Keys wei
Production Credit Associations. The two area winners received $100 from the Southern Nitrogen Company, Inc., Savannah, Ge
gen Company, Tampa, Florida; the District Winners received $75.00 each, and the Adviser of the Star State Farmer received $75,
attending the National FFA Convention in Kansas City next October. Three other outstanding members also received $50.00 eac
National Convention from the State Department of Agriculture. Also, the Star State Farmer received $200 from the Future Fan
and a Trophy from Florida Publishing Coman. ***Star State Farmer. *Area State Farmer. *District State Farmer.
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Name Chapter School Age (A) (B) Name
DISTRICT I Dan Earl Royster
Larry C. Johnson Baker 11 16 3 $ 3,057.45
Huey Laird Bethlehem 11 16 4 1,232.55
LeRoy Mitchell Bethelehem 12 17 4 1,560.01 Glenn Carrol Carter
Stephen J. Williamson Bonifay 12 17 4 3,674.57 Jimmie Dell Gilliard
James Gross Chipley 12 19 4 829.60 Thomas Michael Page
Elton Searcy Chipley 11 16 3 2,569.47 Tommy Clark
Jacky Cunningham Gonzalez-Tate 12 17 3 7,013.40 Thomas W. Fussell
Ronald Joseph Gibbs Gonzalez-Tate 12 17 3 12,752.00 William Harrell Revels
Chester Dwyane Thompson Gonzalez-Tate 12 17 3 840.45 George Stephen Hart
Jerry Allen Cushing Graceville 12 17 4 662.92 Jimmy Hunt
Jimmy D. Jenkins Graceville 12 17 4 1,513.03 William Larry Newman
Michael Donald Lunsford Graceville 12 17 4 541.05 Maurice Williams
James Donald Smith Graceville 12 19 4 585.00 Stanley Cowart
Brady Lee Baker Jay 12 17 3 558.00 Robert F. Nolan III
Jimmy Braxton Jay 12 17 3 30,191.71 Douglas Prevatt*
Gary Wayne Jackson Jay 12 17 3 1,171.50 John James Carver
Charles Clennon Taylor Jay 12 17 3 873.00 James Michael Winter
James Butch Wells* Jay 12 17 3 10,292.30 Paul Edwin Adams
Fred Thomas Wyatt Jay 12 17 3 2,030.10 Bill Baxley
Alan Robinson Campbell Laurel Hill 11 17 3 532.00 Carl Summerall
William R. Gaskin Laurel Hill 12 17 4 2,259.79 Billy Wallace
Thomas A. Hughes, Jr. Laurel Hill 11 16 4 656.97
John Arthur Ditty Malone 12 17 4 2,333.48
Alex Fears, Jr. Malone 12 17 4 3,040.13 Terry Combee
Curtis Hatcher Malone 11 16 4 897.93 Eddie McSwain
Allan Myers Malone 12 17 4 802.09 Paul E. Ray
Rona Foran Marianna 12 19 4 6,014.35 David M. Clark*
Roger Mason Marianna 12 18 4 6,089.95 Donald R. Robbins
Warren Kelley Munson 12 17 4 2,050.96 Windy Banks
C. W. McDonald III Munson 12 17 4 1,529.45 James W. Carter
Fred Von Axelson Munson 12 17 4 2,950.40 Harry P. Reeve II
James William Young Munson 12 18 4 3,598.61 James Donald Austin
Jack Adams Paxton 12 18 4 639.92 Dewey Weaver
Edwin Bell Poplar Springs 12 17 4 526.10 Donme J. Stephens
Stafford Bell Poplar Springs 12 17 4 619.32 Larry A. Taylor
Hayward Brock Vernon 12 17 4 9,660.81 Bennie Boutwell
Donald Cook Vernon 12 17 4 2,378.97 W. Dwight Bush
Jack Wayne Brown Walnut Hill 12 17 4 1,389.83 Wm. Patrick Cockrell
SUB TOTAL $129,919.17 Kenneth Sherrouse
DISTRICT H Charles P. Gandy
Darwin Chambers Blountstown 12 18 4 $ 1,726.26 James Lusk
Victor Bradow Branford 11 18 4 1,562.92 Jerry Keen
Charles Drawdy Branford 12 18 4 1,826.32 Danny Canova
Carey Lowell Lee Branford 12 17 4 1,386.22 Charlie L. Johnson
Gary Doyle Lee Branford 12 17 4 959.10 Alton Leon Wilson
Vann Edward Bryant Greensboro 12 17 4 2,405.26 Stephen Wright
Floyd Elbert Suber, Jr. Greensboro 12 17 4 1,111.95 Jim Griffin
Joe Johnson** Havana 12 17 4 15,607.02 Richard W. Joyner
Jimmy Stephens Havana 12 17 4 1,183.57 Tommy Park
Everal Broxton Allen Jasper 12 19 4 9,884.50 Lamar Young
Robert David Keeling, Jr. Jennings 12 17 4 766.14 Stanley Rogers
Glen Newton Carver Live Oak-Suwannee 12 17 3 672.46 Barry C. Hawkins
Aubrev Lewis Ward Live Oak-Suwannee 12 17 4 2,364.25 Donald Hinton
Bebo Bispham Live Oak- John W. Lee
J. F. Williams, Jr. 12 17 4 7,417.88 James R. Sanders
George Cannon Live Oak- Roy L. Stanaland
J. F .Williams, Jr. 12 18 4 1,160.17 Bobby W. Coburn
Clifford Gude Live Oak- Charles A. Giles
J. F. Williams, Jr. 12 17 4 772.55 C. L. Thornhill
Henry Roberson Live Oak- Willie Wright
J. F. Williams, Jr. 12 17 4 658.50 Henry David Hill
Alvin Buchanan Mayo-Lafayette 12 19 4 1,391.75 John Wintersteen
William Edward Buchanan Mayo-Lafayette 12 17 4 3,585.10
Roy Hansell Faglie Monticello 11 16 3 967.91
Louis Stokley Monticello 12 17 4 687.95 Dickie Johnson
Joseph Edward Bowman Quincy 12 17 4 1,548.44 Solon Wilson, Jr.
Wayne Lewis Johnson Quincy 12 17 3 758.21 John E. Chaney
Zelotes Crosby Ta'lahassee-Leon 12 17 4 816.84 Terry W. Reagan
SUB TOTAL $ 61,221.27 Jerry L. Stokes
David E. Fugate** Alachua-Santa Fe 12 17 4 $ 2,162.74 J. Bradford Culverhouse**
Louis Hagan Alachua-Santa Fe 12 18 4 1,054.52 Leon M. Lewis
Donald Fred McDavid Alachua-Santa Fe 12 18 4 5,191.09 John Gordon Odom
George Wayne Presnell, Jr. Alachua-Santa Fe 12 18 4 2,077.35 Perry Franklin Storey
Cecil Quates Alachua-Santa Fe 12 18 4 2,052.17 Waine Barber, Jr.
Marion C. Riviere Alachua-Santa Fe 12 17 4 1,297.11 John L. LaBell
Kenneth Young Alachua-Santa Fe 12 17 4 742.23 William L. Northcut
Ronald Edward Jones Baldwin 12 17 4 803.68 Russel B. Davis
Emery B. Stokes Baldwin 12 17 4 608.55 Dennis A. Oyler
Hugh Dewayne Martin Bell 12 20 4 3,838.04 Carlton Anderson
Randall Orlando Roberts Bell 12 18 4 1,950.21 Ronald L. Carroll
Eli Farris Beasley Bronson 12 18 4 3,785.46 David A. Hoffman
George H. Coleman Chiefland 12 19 4 2,267.70 William S. Miles
William H. Hires, Jr. Chiefland 12 18 4 685.55 John Walters
Martin Reid Chiefland 12 17 4 907.38 William Goldberg
Johnny Webster Chiefland 12 19 4 2,465.64 John Edward Klapmeyer
Sam Keen Jackson Lake Butler 12 19 4 1,683.60 John Olan Pearce III
Wayne Adams Lake City-Columbia 12 17 4 885.00 Thomas C. Holt
Lvnwood Leroy Brown Lake City-Columbia 12 17 4 1,415.60 Gilbert M. Maxwell
Harry Guynn Dicks Lake City-Columbia 12 17 4 1,041.00 William L. Webb
Albert Earl Nettles Lake City-Columbia 12 17 3 542.64 Buddy Brown
Melvin Pearce Lake City-Columbia 12 17 4 776.50 Charles K. Morgan
J. C. Hodges Macclenny 12 18 4 1,171.88 Danny R. Scarborough
R. T. Spivey Macclenny 12 17 4 1,079.58 Samuel A. Thornton
Tim Starling Macclenny 12 17 4 2,006.50 Irving M. Vann Huss
Phillip W. Finley Melrose 12 17 4 3,719.05 Jose Luis Rodriquez
Stanley Carson Johntry Melrose 11 16 3 1,338.25 Richard Pasco Cooper
Harry Glen McElroy Newberry 12 17 4 1,472.10 Robert V. Roberts
Joe Sapp Newberry 12 17 4 1,534.00 Larry E. Coker
Wayne Clemons Starke 11 16 3 1,227.00 Dan James Cowart III
Donald Brandes Starke-Bradford 12 17 4 676.63 Jerry C. Lawrence
Michael Lamar Waters Starke-Bradford 12 18 3 3,602.39
Ronald Gary Williams Starke-Bradford 12 17 3 583.55
Column (A) shows number of years in Vocational Agriculture and Column (B) the amount of labor income.


a total labor income of these
The best in three districts
e presented by eight Florida
argia, and the Florida Nitro-
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h and transportation to the
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Chapter Scol Age (A) (B)
Williston 11 16 3 $ 1,626.40
SUB TOTAL $ 58,271.09
Apopka 11 16 3 626.26
Apopka 11 16 3 729.80
Apopka 11 16 3 1,457.50
Bushnell-So. Sumter 12 18 4 2,082.31
Bushnell-So. Sumter 12 18 4 2,823.59
Bushnell-So. Sumter 12 17 4 3,011.01
Groveland 11 16 4 790.57
Groveland 12 17 4 558.86
Groveland 12 17 4 1,942.69
Groveland 12 17 4 966.51
Pierson-Taylor 12 17 4 987.62
Pierson-Taylor 12 17 4 4,839.18
Pierson-Taylor 12 18 4 4,015.36
Sanford-Seminole 11 17 4 625.39
Sanford-Seminole 11 16 4 714.65
Summerfield-L. Weir 12 18 3 550.00
Summerfield-L. Weir 12 17 3 1,390.44
Tavares 12 17 4 841.01
Wildwood 12 18 4 1,071.29
SUB TOTAL $ 30,024.04
Auburndale 11 16 4 $ 1,492.84
Auburndale 12 17 4 1,033.68
Auburndale 12 19 4 1,204.35
Bartow 12 17 3 2,921.82
Bartow 12 18 4 1,024.86
Brandon 12 17 4 1,276.60
Brandon 12 17 4 3,523.72
Brandon 12 17 4 1,122.06
Dade City 12 17 4 798.01
Dade City 11 16 4 733.60
Fort Meade 11 18 4 796.64
Fort Meade 12 17 4 1,155.76
Kathleen Senior 12 18 4 1,605.73
Kathleen Senior 12 18 4 773.67
Kathleen Senior 12 17 4 600.17
Kathleen Senior 12 17 4 1,801.63
Lakeland 12 17 3 887.94
Lakeland 12 18 3 1,152.12
Lake Wales 12 19 4 866.16
Mulberry 11 16 4 2,219.28
Mulberry 12 18 4 1,296.82
Mulberry 10 18 3 1,333.17
Mulberry 11 17 4 1,801.07
Plant City 12 17 4 5,888.56
Plant City 12 16 4 1,958.56
Plant City 12 18 4 1,680.81
Plant City 12 17 4 825.59
Tampa-Chamberlain 12 18 3 1,380.23
Turkey Craek 12 17 4 852.35
Turkey Creek 12 16 4 729.28
Turkey Creek 12 17 4 4,797.65
Turkey Creek 12 17 4 4,033.01
Wimauma-East Bay 12 17 4 941.09
Winter Haven 12 17 4 575.13
Winter Haven 12 17 4 896.46
Winter Haven 12 17 4 1,905.73
Winter Haven 12 17 4 1,014.01
Zephyrhills 12 18 4 1,831.40
Zephyrhills 12 18 4 581.10
SUB TOTAL $ 61,312.66
Arcadia 12 17 4 $ 1,005.50
Avon Park 12 17 3 833.77
Bradenton-S'theast Sr. 11 17 3 1,222.61
Bradenton-S'theast Sr. 11 16 3 3,831.15
Bradenton-S'theast Sr. 11 17 4 3,045.61
Bradenton-S'theast Sr. 12 17 4 536.28
*Fort Pierce 12 17 3 99,783.75
Fort Pierce 12 18 3 1,692.33
Fort Pierce 12 17 3 1,337.25
Fort Pierce 12 18 3 1,021.89
Hialeah 12 17 3 1,005.77
Hialeah 12 19 3 726.08
Hialeah 12 19 3 2.116.46
Homestead-So. Dade 12 18 3 1,943.75
Homestead-So. Dade 12 17 3 1,881.03
LaBelle 12 18 4 500.23
Miami-Edison 12 17 3 522.20
Miami-Edison 12 17 3 1,836.66
Miami-Edison 12 17 3 802.75
Miami-Edison 12 19 3 832.30
Miami-Jackson 12 17 3 1,036.30
North Miami 12 17 4 1,310.78
Okeechobee 12 17 4 1,761.00
Pahokee 12 18 4 1,405.66
Pahokee 12 18 4 2,556.98
Pahokee 12 17 4 1,000.27
Palmetto 12 17 3 1,653.15
Palmetto 12 17 4 4,336.05
Palmetto 12 18 4 1,545.21
Palmetto 12 18 4 3,?09.00
Pompano 12 20 2 2,111.00
Pompano 12 17 3 733.45
Sebnng 12 17 4 3,716.97
Wauchula-Hardee 11 16 3 3,945.87
Wauchula-Peace River 12 17 3 1,529.02
Wauchula-Peace River 12 17 3 3.290.18
Wauchula-Peace River 12 18 4 4,816.02
SUB TOTAL $166,534.28

in terms of your future as farmers in
this state. Our industry, our company
needs and wants to encourage in every
way possible good forest management
of every stand of timber on every farm
in Florida. We know that you are the
young men who can do just that.

SINCE MORE than 92 per cent of the sales
of St. Regis come from the chemical and
mechanical processing of trees you can
easily understand how important good
forestry is to us. And we are as interested
in seeing that good forestry is practiced by
other Florida land owners as we are in
making sure that our own forests are
well-managed. When you add these two
together, you can see that we can think
of few, if any, Florida groups outside
our own company more important than
the Future Farmers of America.
And forestry is big business in Florida.
You may have missed the figures which
were printed by Commissioner Doyle
Conner which show that the four most
important crop groups in Florida in or-
der are: forestry, citrus, truck crops and
livestock. The products of the forests
are worth a billion dollars a year at re-
tail. Citrus crops are worth $815 mil-
lion. Truck crops bring $500 million
and livestock $364 million.
Still another bit of information which
you may find important as you consider
your future as the owner and operator
of a Florida farm is that farmers own
more than five and one-quarter million
acres of forest land. For that reason,
St. Regis is interested in putting in front
of the Future Farmers of America the
full story of how lucrative the proper
management of farm woodlands can be.
This is why we have school forests scat-
tered from Walnut Hill to Jacksonville.
This is why we annually put up the
prize money for the best managed FFA
forest in the state. This is why we co-
sponsor the Forestry Training Camp.
This is why you are welcome to visit our
pulp and paper mills at Pensacola. This

Owen Eubank, Mayor, Daytona Beach,
presenting Jim Teets, National Vice-
President, FFA, Terra Alta, West Va.,
with the Key to the City.

1M. G. Rawls

is why you are welcome to visit any of
our forestry operations, and call upon
any of our foresters for information or
assistance in managing your family's
stand of trees or in broadening your own
Let me conclude by saying in a most
positive fashion that our industry's need
for wood fiber is going to increase, and
there is no farm crop which offers great-
er promise of a stable market than trees.
What other crop can you grow with so
little effort and cost? What other crop
can you leave standing on the stalk if
the market price is temporarily soft?
What other crop continues to increase
in value while you are waiting for the
most favorable marketing conditions?
These are the questions I would like
to call to your attention as you think

John "Brad" Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce,
1964 Star State Farmer, receiving $200
from the FFA Foundation presented by
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction. Brad's Mother,
Mrs. Culverhouse, stands to extreme left.

The Cover Seating of the delegates at the 36th Annual State FFA
Convention at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XXV, 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 the 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: Miami, 811 N.W. 139th Street, MUrray 1-7087.
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, FFA, Sponsored by State Department of Education, Thomas D.
Bailey, Superintendent of Public Instruction; Walter R. Williams, Jr., Director of Vocational, Technical,
and Adult Education, Tallahassee, Florida.

President...Marion C. Riviere, Santa Fe, Alachua
1st V. Pres.. .. Lewis Ward, Suwannee, Live Oak
2nd V. Pres., Paul Adams, Lake Weir, Summerfield
3rd V.2Pres........ Brad Culverhouse, Fort Pierce
4th V. Pres.............. .James B. Wells, Jay
5th V. Pres......Bobby W. Coburn, Winter Haven
6th V. Pres. .... .Mitchell T. Starling, Macclenny
Executive Secretary....... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser........... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1964

President .. Nels J. Ackerson, Westfield, Indiana
1st. V. Pres.. James Teets, Terra Alta, W. Va.
2nd. V. Pres., Marvin R. Gibson, Maryville, Tenn.
3rd V. Pres...... Jan K. Turner, Morgan, Utah
4th V. Pres.....Joseph Coyne, Minooka, Illinois
Student Secretary Jon R. Ford, Stillwater, Okla.
Exec. Secy., Wm. Paul Gray, Washington, D.C.
Exec. Treas ....J. M. Campbell, Woodstock, Va.
Nat. Adviser, Dr. A. W. Tenney, Washington, D.C.

Cucumber Production State FFA Cham-
pion-winning demonstration presented by
Jimmy Emerson and Craig Lewis of the
Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua at the 36th
Annual State FFA Convention. They
were awarded a trip to the NJVGA,
New Orleans, La., in December by the
Florida Power & Light Company.

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Farm Forests
by M. G. Rawls, Manager, Southern Woodlands Division,
St. Regis Paper Company. Jacksonville, Florida

Sen. Gautier speaking in behalf of the men who received the Honorary State Farmer Degree. (Seated oi front row from left to
right) Joe Busby, Dale Carlton, D. G. Erwin, Ellis Moore, Everett Williamson, Rep. E. C. Rowell, Wayne Hawkins, and Art
Day. (Seated on the back row left to right) Lyle Van Bussum, George A. Johnson, John Perdue, Louiei W. Seay, Sr., L. A.
Thomas, Dr. Fred Turner, W. O. Whittle, G. Pierce Wood, and Dr. E. T. York.

The 36th Convention Report: Successful

FUTURE FARMERS, Chapter Advisers and
guests attended the Thirty-sixth 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 9-12, exceeded 1100. Many
of the meetings and special events were
attended by crowds in excess of this
number. Outstanding performances were
turned in by President Whitelaw and his
fellow officers, for which they have re-
ceived many well deserved compliments
from advisers, parents, friends and co-
operators. An outstanding characteristic
of the Florida FFA Convention is the
teamwork between officers, members, ad-
visers and staff. This year was no ex-
ception as 156 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:

R. A. Darr, President, Farm Credit
Banks of Columbia, South Carolina; Jim
Teets, National Vice President of the
FFA, Terra Alta, West Virginia; John
Parks, State President of the Georgia
Association, FFA, Jefferson, Georgia;
Jim Lillard, State President of the Ten-
nessee Association, FFA, Decatur, Ten-
nessee and Victor Butler, Past State and
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 outstanding conventions.
The Rotary Club Program was pre-
sented at the Palmetto Club, with Irving
Roche in charge. Appearing on the
program were Larry Ford, State FFA
Vice President as speaker, and the Jay

FFA String Band furnishing the music.
The Daytona Chamber of Commerce
Convention Bureau was host to the State
Officers and State Staff for a luncheon.
During the luncheon, Denis Skinner,
Manager, was presented an FFA Desk
Paper Weight.
The highlight pf the afternoon and
evening was the interviewing of the can-
didates for state Offices.
The Tractor and Implement Division
of the Ford Motor Company was host at
a breakfast for District Driver winners
and their advisers.
Registration, housing, tractor driving
contest, vegetable judging, identification,
grading and demonstration contests had
the spotlight during the morning. Fu-
ture Farmers filled their headquarters,
the Daytona Pla a Hotel and many of
the surrounding hotels and motels.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1964

The Delegates and Advisers Luncheon
was held at the Daytona Plaza Hotel at
12:00 noon. The most enjoyable event
was attended by more than 225 dele-
gates, advisers, state officers, members
and friends. Fred Whitelaw, Jr., State
President gave a short welcome and in-
troduced his fellow state officers. The
Invocation was given by Jim Giles, 6th
State Vice President from the Auburn-
dale Chapter. Jim Teets, National Vice
President, made a few remarks.
H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser, in-
troduced the guests and James Quincey,
Attorney and Past State and National
Officer made a few remarks. Orchids
were presented to all the ladies present.
Excellent music was presented by the
Bushnell-South Sumter Chapter String
A program was presented to the Day-
tona Beach Lions Club with G. Oscar
Lastinger, Agriculture Teacher from
Brandon in charge of the program. The
Pinetta String Band furnished the music
and Victor Butler, Past State and Na-
tional President from Havana was the
A special Inspirational service was held
in the Peabody Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.
The service was conducted by the State
Officers and four of the past State and
National officers from Florida. Bill Gun-
ter, Orlando; Hal Davis, Quincy; James
Quincey, Gainesville and Victor Butler,
Miss Joy DeBartolo sang several sa-
cred numbers, accompanied by Mercanne
(Petey) Peterson, and Helen Bretton,
District VI Sweetheart, Arcadia sang a
religious number accompanied by Miss
Leonora Moreland.
The First General Assembly of all
delegates, advisers and guests was held
in Peabody Auditorium at 2:30 p.m.
Thomas Johnson, President of the Lake-
land Chapter gave the Devotional. The
officers occupied their respective sta-
tions for the official opening ceremony.
Mayor Owen Eubank, in a welcome
address, congratulated the delegates on
past behavior and urged the boys to
bring the convention to Daytona Beach
again next year. He presented "Keys
to the City" to the following people: Fred
Whitelaw, Jr., State President of the
Florida Association, FFA, Inverness, Joy
DeBartolo, State FFA Sweetheart, De-
Land; Jim Lillard, State President of the
Tennessee Association, FFA, Decatur,
Tennessee; Jim Teets, National Vice
President, Terra Alta, West Virginia;
Gene Morse, Photographer for the con-
vention, from the Florida Forest Service,
Tallahassee; Past Presidents of the Flor-
ida Association, FFA and National Vice
Presidents, Hal Davis, Quincy and
James Quincey, Gainesville; Past State
Vice President and National President,
Bill Gunter, and Past State and National
President Victor Butler.
Julian Markham, Director of Instruc-
tion, Volusia County, Daytona Beach,
brought greetings for Superintendent of

Florida Future Farmer

Delegates' and Advisers' Luncheon at the Daytona Plaza Hotel during the 36th An-
nual State FFA Convention.




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Donald Adams, Director of Agricultural Development, Fla. Power & Light Co.,
Palatka, speaking at the Farm Electrification Breakfast during the 36th Annual
State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach, Fla.

T. E. Hancock, Field Sales Manager, Tractor and Implement Division, Ford Motor
Co., Jacksonville, speaking at the Tractor Driving Breakfast during the 36th Annual
State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach, Fla.

General J. C. Hutchison, Chairman of the Board, Chase and Company, Sanford,
speaking at the State Farmer and Advisers' Luncheon, during the 36th Annual State
FFA Convention, Daytona Beach. Seated: Left to right, Hon. Doyle Conner, Com-
missioner, State Department of Agriculture; Mr. Chase's son, Mr. Randall Chase,
President of the Chase and Company; Fred Whitelaw, 1963-64 State FFA President;
Gen. Hutchison; H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser; (top of head, Jim Teets, National
FFA Vice President); T. L. Barrineau, Area Adviser; F. L. Northrop, Area Adviser;
Don Farrens, Adviser, Sanford FFA Jr. Chapter.

Education, John Smiley, and Floyd Kay,
Manager of Daytona Beach Chamber of
Commerce, extended greetings and best
wishes to the Future Farmers.
At this time, H. E. Wood, State FFA
Adviser, presented charters to the new
FFA Chapters: Ta lahassee-Cobb; Talla-
hassee Raa; Turkey Creek Junior;
Blountstown-JunioN; New Smyrna Beach-
Junior; Wildwood-Junior; Haines City-
Junior; Largo-Seminole; Sarasota-Junior;
Sarasota-Riverview; Ocala-Ft. King and
A report of delegates by districts was
made by the State Vice Presidents, and
the entire delegation was seated followed
by a demonstration of performing some
of the duties of the secretary.
After being introduced by David Hern-
don, 1st Vice President, Lake City Chap-
ter, Fred Whitelaw, Jr., gave the State
President's message.
The minutes of the 35th Annual Con-
vention were appr ved by the delegates
as printed in the 1963 July issue of the
Division winners in the Demonstration
Contest gave their demonstrations at this
time. Judges of the contest were: John
North, Public Relations Director, Florida
Gas Company, Orlando; John Folks, Di-
rector of Rural Development, Florida
Power Corporationi St. Petersburg, and
Richard Potter, Agricultural Engineer,
Gulf Power Company, Pensacola.
President Whitelaw read a telegram
from Mrs. Turner E. Smith, Atlanta,
Georgia, giving hep best wishes for a
successful convention.

Billy Wallace, State Champion Tractor
Driver being presented a Tractor Driving
Award of a Gruen Watch by T. E. Han-
cock, Field Manager, Tractor and Imple-
ment Division, Ford Motor Company,
Jacksonville, Florida. His Adviser, James
Edwards stands beside the chapter pen-
nant. Other winners pictured are from
right to left: Harry Lyon, Bonifay, 2nd
place winner-awarded a Gruen Watch;
Bruce Yancey, Souheast-Bradenton, 6th
place winner received a $25 Savings
Bond, and his advisEr, Charles Williams.
Other winners, not pictured, in the Trac-
tor Driving Contest receiving a $25 Sav-
ings Bond each, were as follows: 3rd
place winner-Wayie Johnson, Quincy;
4th place winner-Pace Getzen, New-
berry; and 5th place winner-Raymond
Chancey, Zephyrhills.

Florida Future Farmer

The State Crop Farming Award of
$100.00 from the Florida Future Farmers
of America Foundation was presented to
Charles Davis, Santa Fe at Alachua by
Bill Gunter, Orlando.
Jerry Blair, 2nd Vice President, Jen-
nings Chapter read the names of those
recommended to receive the Honorary
State Farmer Degree during the conven-
tion and they were approved. He also
read the names of those who had re-
ceived the degree during the year and
they were approved.
Secretary Blair then presented the
Nominating Committee's selection for
State President Marion C. Riviere of.
Santa Fe Senior Chapter at Alachua,
who was approved and nominations were
received from the floor for James Wells,
Jay Chapter; Mead Maxwell, Pahokee
Chapter; Carson Johntry, Melrose Chap-
ter; Billy Gaskins, Laurel Hill Chapter
and Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce Chap.
ter. Each candidate gave a short talk.
Leon Sims, Assistant Teacher Trainer
in Agricultural Education, University of
Florida, Gainesville, gave a brief discus-
sion on the organization and operation of
a committee. David Herndon gave a
demonstration in conducting the Vice
President responsibilities.

The Second Session of the convention
was called to order by the State Presi-
dent at 7:30 p.m. President Whitelaw
introduced Larry Ford, Malone Chapter,
5th Vice President who presided over the
session. Leon Sims, Agricultural Educa-
tion, University of Florida, was in charge
of the Parliamentary Procedure Contest.
The judges all from DeLand were: John
Mattingly, Attorney, Fred Stafford, Flor-
ida Power Corporation, Vince Gould, In-
surance Broker and Lowell Hastings, re-
tired attorney.
Chapter teams and members in order
of their placings in this contest were: 1st
place Marianna Chapter was awarded
$25.00 and a pennant from the Florida
Association, FFA and a trophy from the
Florida Farm Bureau Federation by J.
N. Luttrell, Director of Commodity Ac-
tivities. 2nd place, Santa Fe-Senior Chap-
ter at Alachua $20.00-3rd Sebring Chap.

Tractor Driving Contest being held on the beach.

H. E. Wood, State Adviser, congratulating the 1964-65 State Officers. Left to right:
Mr. Wood, Marion C. Rivier, State President, Santa Fe at Alachua and Vice Presi-
dents: Lewis Ward, Suwannee Chapter, Live Oak; Paul Adams, Lake Weir at Sum-
merfield; Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce; James Wells, Jay; Bobby Coburn, Winter
Haven and Tim Starling, Macclenny.

ter, $15.00. Mr. Mattingly announced the
Jim Crosley, Tavares, 3rd Vice Presi-
dent, explained the String Band Contest
and F. E. Breckenridge, Farm Bureau,
Volusia County, DeLand gave the quali-
fications of the judges. After the contest
was held, the awards sponsored by the
Florida Association FFA, were presented
by Mr. Breckenridge as follows: Zephyr-
hills Chapter as State Winner. Mem-

bers were: Henry Hill, Tommy Dodd,
Denver Hiott, Jimmy Lindsey, David
Hutchinson, Jack Vincent, received
$20.00 and a pennant. Jay Chapter as
second place winner received $15.00;
Hialeah Chapter, 3rd place received
$10.00; Santa Fe-Senior 4th place, $5.00;
Pinetta 5th place $5.00 and South Sum-
ter Chapter 6th received $5.00. The
judges in the String Band Contest were;
Forrest Breckenridge, Executive Mana-
ger of the DeLand Chamber of Com-
merce; Ralph Lougee, Daytona (re.
tired); E. W. Lawrence, Chairman of
Florida Egg Commission, Volusia Coun-
T. E. Hancock, Field Sales Manager,
Tractor and Implement Division, Ford
Motor Company, Jacksonville, presented
the following to winners of the Tractor
Driving Contest, which was sponsored by
his company: a 21-jewel wrist watch and
a pennant for the chapter to Billy Wal-
lace, Wildwood Chapter as State winner;
A 17-jewel watch to Harry Lyon, Boni-
fay Chapter as 2nd place winner and
$25.00 Savings Bonds to the following in
their respective placings: Wayne John-
son, 3rd; Pace Getzen, 4th; Raymond
Chancey 5th and Bruce Yancey 6th.
Professor C. J. Rogers, University of
Florida, Gainesville; John Hollowell,

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1964

State President's Message
On June 11th, my life was inspired and my aims were lifted as I was
elected to serve you fellow Future Farmers as your State President for the
1964-65 year. I deeply appreciate the confidence and trust that you have
placed in me, and I will take this opportunity to say "thank you" to each
of you for your kind words of encouragement.
We face the coming year, horizons unlimited in the agriculture of the
future. May we all work intelligently and seriously to further prepare
ourselves for our role in the challenging future.
I hope that together we can continue to make Florida 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 Associa-
tion will continue to prosper.
Marion C. Riviere
Florida Association, FFA

Citrus Production and Placement Winners (left to right): District IV, Don Barker,
Ocoee; District VI, Jerry Lawrence, Peace River at Wauchula; District V, Earl Ben-
nett, Winter Haven; and Robert Roberts, District VI, Hardee at Wauchula received
$25 each. Leroy Pepper, Sebring, received $100 and his Adviser, Olin Stoutamire, re-
ceived a plaque. These awards were presented by Dale Carlton, Director of Grower &
Contract Division, Florida Citrus Mutual.

Clifton Lyon II received $100 and a Special Dairy Efficiency Plaque sponsored by
the FFA Foundation and National Dairy Products Corporation, as 1964 State Dairy
Farmer. Other District Winners were: Dist. I-Ronald Earl Hobbs, Paxton; Dist.
II-Marvin Selph, Jr., Jasper; Dist. IV-Jimmy Gillyard, Ocala; Dist. V-George
Cochran, Bartow; Dist. VI-Jose L. Rodriquez, Pompano Beach; and Dist. III-
Clarence Fields, Jr., Santa Fe-Alachua who received a plaque as top district winner.
H. B. Gassaway, Field Representative, Sealtest Food Plant, Tampa (far right), made

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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.

John Deere Plow Company, Lake City
and T. E. Hancock, Sales Manager, Ford
Tractor Company, Jacksonville, were the
judges. The tractor was furnished by
the DeLand Ford Tractor Dealer. M. L.
Bishop, Alachua County Local Director
of Vocational Education was in charge of
the contest.
H. E. Morris, O'Steen, Vice President,
Volusia County Cattlemen's Association
presented the awards in the Florida Cat-
tlemen's Beef-Breeding and Feeder-Steer
contests to the following: James R. Sand-
ers of the Turkey Creek Chapter as State
winner of the Beef-Breeding Award re-
ceived $100 toward the purchase of a
pure-bred registered animal of the breed
desired. Other winners: J. Brad Culver-
house, Ft. Pierce; Jim Cowart, Peace
River at Wauchula; Winston Carlton,
Hardee at Wauchula; Bobby Wilson, Bar-
tow and C. L. Thornhill, Winter Haven.
Each received $15 to help defray their ex-
penses in attending the State Convention.
The State winner of the Feeder-Steer
Award, James Lusk of the Lakeland
Chapter was presented $100.00 to apply
to expenses for him and his advisers,
Bruce Howell and Richard Gavin to at-
tend the National Convention in Kansas
City, Missouri in October, 1964. Other
winners, each of whom received $15.00 to
help defray their expenses to the State
Convention were as follows: Don Burton,
Winter Haven: John R. Sherrill, Sara-
sota; Benny Albritton, Peace River at
Wauchula; John Clark, Greensboro and
Lex Thompson. Bartow.
Farm Safety Awards were presented
by R. A. Miessen, Assistant Division
Manager, Standard Oil Company, Jack-
-onville. The State winning chapter,
Paxton, received $100.00 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation. Awards
of $50, $25, $20, $15, and $10 sponsored
by the Standard Oil Company of Ken-
tucky were won by: Bartow-Senior;
Santa Fe-Junior at Alachua; South Dade
at Homestead, Winter Haven and De-
Land chapters respectively.
At this time Donald Adams, Director
of Agricultural Development, Fla. Power
and Light Co.. announced and present-
ed the winners of the Demonstration
Contest. The State award was presented
to Jimmy Emerson and Craig Lewis,
Santa Fe-Senior Chapter at Alachua for
their demonstration of "Production of
Cucumbers." Other Division winners
were: Jimmy Sapp and Stan Williams of
the Pinetta Chanter in the Division of
Soil Fertility with the title "Soil Fumi.
nation"; John Allen and Glenn Bvrd,
Hialeah Chapter in the Division of Mar-
keting with the title "Grading and Mark-
eting of Ornamentals" and Eddie Can-
trell and Pat Parrott, Pinetta Chapter in
the Division of Use with the title "Food
The winning team will receive ex-
penses to attend the N. J. V. G. A. Na-
tional Convention in New Orleans, Loui-
siana in December from the Florida
Power and Light Company.
The Hastings team, composed of Dale
Barstow, Chris Keller, Ricky Castleman
was the state winner in the State Judg-

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ing, Grading and Identification Contest,
and will represent Florida at the N. J.
V. G. A. Convention in New Orleans
next December. Their expenses will be
paid by the Florida Power and Light
Company. Other winners were: Second,
Palatka-Senior; Third, Palatka-Junior.
The other high seven teams receiving
ribbons were: Santa Fe-Senior; Dade
City; Citrus; Pinecrest; Lakeland; West-
wood-Imperial-Junior; Winter Haven and
After announcements, the meeting ad-
journed with the closing ceremony.
At a special breakfast sponsored by
Florida Power Corporation, St. Peters-
burg; Gulf Power Company, Pensacola;
Tampa Electric Company and Florida
Power and Light Company, Miami.
District awards for 2nd place, $25; 3rd
place, $15 and 4th place, $10, were pre-
sented as follows: District I-Hayward
Brock, Vernon; Travis Kenneth Bynum,
Jay; D. B. Vaughn, Walnut Hill. Dis-
trict II-John W. Ward, Jr., Havana;
Robert Hardee, Pinetta. District III-
John Wayne Hersey, Starke; Donald
Brandes, Bradford-Starke; Eli Beasley,
Bronson. District IV-Paul J. Dudley,
Jr., South Sumter-Bushnell; District V-
None. District VI-Jimmy Edenfield,
Hardee Wauchula; Benny Albritton,
Peace River-Wauchula and Larry North.
cut, Hialeah. Each company representa-
tive presented the awards won by FFA
members in their distribution area; Gulf,
Richard Potter; Florida Power Corpora-
tion, Jim Saunders; Florida Power and
Light Company. Donald Adams and
Tampa Electric Company, Pierce Wood.
The Jay String Band, second place
winner in the state contest, entertained
the delegates and guests with some fine
music. The opening ceremony included
a chaplain, who gave the devotional. The
third session was called to order with the
official opening ceremony by President
Whitelaw, who introduced David Hem-
don, 1st Vice Pres. as presiding officer.
The State FFA Highlights for 1963-
64 were given by W. T. Loften, Head
Teacher-Trainer of Agricultural Educa-
tion at the University of Florida, Gaines-
ville. (Copies of this report will be dis-
tributed at the Vocational Agriculture
Teachers Conference in July.)
Recognition was given to the winners
of the Sixth Annual Naval Stores Award
sponsored by: The American Turpentine
Farmers Association, Nelio Chemicals,
Inc., The Newton Company of Florida,
the Langdale Company, Stallworth Pine
Products Company, Lerio Corporation
and Taylor Lowenstein and Company.
State winner, Randy Shelton, Blounts-
town and his Advisers, Lamar Jones and
Fred Ward, will receive $250 to attend
the National Convention. District win-
ners of $25 each went to: Donald Cook,
Vernon; Wayne Ellis, Baker; Emery
Stokes, Baldwin.
Also recognition was given to last
year's winners of the St. Regis Chapter
Forestry Awards. 1st place, $250 to the

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Farm Safety Luncheon sponsored by Standard Oil Company, R. A. Miessen, Assist-
ant Division Manager, Standard Oil Company of Jacksonville.

Baldwin Chapter; 2nd place, $100, Ba-
ker; 3rd place, $75, Blountstown; 4th,
5th and 6th place, $50 each to Brooks-
ville, Lake Weir and Ft. Pierce chapters.
The State Forestry Awards, spon-
sored by the Seaboard Air Line Rail-
way Company were presented by R. N.

Hoskins, General Forestry Agent, Rich-
mond, Virginia. Emery Stokes of Bald-
win as State winner received $275 and
his adviser, R. E. Jones received $125 to
cover their expenses in attending the
National FFA Convention in Kansas
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MARION C. RIVIERE is the 17 year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar C. Riviere of
Alachua. He is a graduate of the Santa
Fe High School and his Vocational Ag-
riculture Teachers are Kenneth Lee and
F. D. McCormick.
Marion completed four years in Vo-
cational Agriculture this year. His Su-
pervised Practice program consisted of
one sow, twenty-five head of barrows,
50% interest in one steer and two acres
of cucumbers.
His improvement projects included: a
home garden, beautifying the home,
using irrigation, keeping farm records,
planting soil improvement crops, plow-
ing fire breaks and conservation of game
resources. Also, his program included
many necessary supplementary farm
He has served as president of the
Santa Fe-Junior and Senior Chapters,
reporter and Vice President of the Sen-
ior chapter. He was chairman of the
following committees: Leadership, Chap-
ter Banquet, Scholarship and State and
National Activities in the chapter.
Other FFA activities included being a
delegate to the State FFA Convention,
chapter representative to the National
Convention, chapter public speaker, cap-
tain of the Parliamentary Procedure
team, participant on radio programs,
demonstrations at the State convention
and attending leadership meetings.
In cooperative activities, he partici-
pated in cooperative buying and selling,
soil conservation, reforestation, estab-
lishing a wildlife plot, farm safety and
rodent control.
In other school and community activi-
ties, he was an officer in the M. Y. F.;
member of Baseball, Basketball, Track
Teams in school; Student Body Presi-
dent; member of the Beta Club and Stu-
dent Council; a life Scout and Editor of
the High School Annual.

1st Vice-President
AUBREY LEWIS WARD, 17 year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey L. Ward, is the
1st Vice-President representative of Dis-
trict II.
He is a graduate of the Suwannee
High School and a member of the Su-
wannee FFA Chapter in Live Oak. His
Vocational Agriculture Instructor is Vin-
cent Jones.
Ward's Supervised Farming Practice
this year consists of 15 acres of corn, 15
acres of Indigo, 64 beef cattle, 5 dairy
cows, and 1 acre of tobacco. Also, many
improvement projects and supplementary
farm jobs were planned and completed
in his four years in Vocational Agricul-
ture in high school.
He has served as Vice-President and

President of the chapter and Chairman
of many committees. Also, he was very
active in Parliamentary Procedure, Pub-
lic Speaking, Chapter Cooperative Ac-
tivities, and on judging teams.
Lewis has served as President and
Secretary of his Sunday School Class
and is a member of the Beta Club, Na-
tional Honor Society, and the Guernsey
Cattle Association.
At the State Convention, he received
Area I Department of Agriculture

2nd Vice President
PAUL EDWIN ADAMS, newly elected Sec-
ond Vice President representing District
IV, is a graduate of the Lake Weir High
School in the South part of Marion
County. He is the 18 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Adams of Belleview. His
Vocational Agriculture Teacher is Wil-
liam Scruggs.
His Supervised Practice program in-
cluded productive projects of 3/ acres
of vegetables, 350 ornamentals and
placement for experience in grove work
and produce preparation, displaying and
selling during his three years in Voca-
tional Agriculture. Also, his program
included improvement projects and sup-
plementary farm jobs.
Paul has served as Treasurer and Pres-
ident of his chapter. His other leader-
ship activities included Public Speaking,
Parliamentary Procedure, Delegate to
the State Convention, serving on the
Courtesy Corps at the National Conven-
tion and on various judging teams.
His cooperative activities were cooper-
ative selling, reforestation, working in
the chapter garden, nursery, seedbeds
and the chapter bees.
Paul was mayor of a city at Boys'
State, an Explorer Scout, and a member
of the Key Club. He was president of
the Student Council and the Journalism
Club and Secretary of his Sunday School

3rd Vice President
BRAD CULVERHOUSE, 3rd Vice President is
17 years of age and a graduate of the
Dan McCarty High School in Fort
Pierce in District VI. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Culverhouse.
During Brad's three years in Voca-
tional Agriculture, he participated in
many chapter and community activities.
To climax all of the honors that he
has received, see the Star State Farmer
Story on page 13.
During the State FFA Convention in
Daytona Beach this year, he won the
District award in Soil and Water Con-
servation, Farm Electrification, Farm
Mechanics and second place in the State
Beef-Breeding contest.

4th Vice President
JAMES B. WELLS, 18, of the Jay FFA
Chapter was elected Fourth State Vice
President from District I. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Wells.
His Vocational Agriculture teacher is
Alton A. Harrison.
His practice program this year in-
cluded: 15 acres of peanuts, 20 acres of
cotton. 15 acres of corn for grain, 5 acres
of Coastal Bermuda Grass for pasture,
and 20 acres of soybeans.
To improve the efficiency and ap-
pearance of the f rm, he built fences,
kept records, grew feed crops and a home
garden, constructed farm buildings,
planted new cash crops and soil improve-
ment crops, carried out a crop rotation
plan, and beautified the home. For ad-
ditional experience he repaired fences,
machinery, and equipment.
His leadership activities consist of:
Parliamentary Propedure; Public Speak-
ing: FFA Banquet; Reporter, Treasurer,
and President of his FFA Chapter;
Judging Teams; s rving on committees;
and delegate to the State FFA Con-
vention. At the Convention, he was
awarded Southern Nitrogen Leadership
Award in District I. Also, he received
the Mid-State Steel Star State Farmer
award in District I.
James was a member and officer in
the following: Pr sident of the Junior
Class and County Student Council. Re-
porter for the Dra natics Club. and Sec-
retary and Treasurer in the Church.

5th Vice President
BOBBY W. COBURN, 17, is the newly
elected Fifth Vice president in District V
and a member of the Winter Haven FFA
Chapter. He is the son of Mrs. C. C.
Coburn and a recent graduate of the
Winter Haven High School. His Voca-
tional Agriculture Teachers are L. War-
ren Harrell and Lpuis E. Smith.
For his Supervised Practice Program
this last year, he =ad 50% ownership in
5 steers and received placement experi-
ence in vegetable grading and process-
Bobby served as Chaplain in the Chap-
ter and the Polk County FFA Federa-
tion. He was Chairman of the Cooper-
ative and Community Service Commit-
tees, Farm Safety, Fire Prevent'on, and
Farm-City Weeks.
In cooperative activities, he partici-
pated in cooperative buying and selling,
and Chairman of the Chapter Orna-
mental Slat House Committee. He has
been an exhibitor of steers and poultry
and judge of dairy cattle at several fairs.
He served as Pr sident of the B. T. U.,
on the Student Co ncil and was a mem-
ber of the Latin Cub.
Continued on page 26

Florida Future Farter for Summer, 1964

Second Vice President
Lake Weir Chapter
Sponsored by
The Commercial Bank
and Trust Company

Santa Fe-Senior Chapter

Sponsored by
Copeland Sausage

of the
are sponsored by

Fourth Vice President
Jay Chapter

Sponsored by
The Bank of Jay
"Your Partner in Progress"

First Vice President
Suwannee Chapter
Live Oak

Sponsored by
The Commercial Bank of
Live Oak

Fifth Vice President
Winter Haven Chapter
Sponsored by
Imperial Polk County
FFA Foundation
Auburndale Lake Wales
Bartow Jr. & Sr. Mulberry
Fort Meade Winter Haven
Frostproof Denison
Haines City Jr. & Sr. Lake Alfred
Tthlipn Jr. & Sr. Westwood

Third Vice President
Ft. Pierce Chapter
Sponsored by
First National Bank of
Ft. Pierce
"Bank of Your Friends
and Neighbors"

Sixth Vice President
Baker County Chapter
Sponsored by
The Citizens Bank of
Macclenny, Florida
Center of Florida's
Timber Industry

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Brad Culverhouse

Star State Farmer

Has Interesting Story

BRAD WAS all smiles as he was congratulated by Thomas D.
Bailey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, who pre-
sented him with a check for $200 from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation. He also received a check for $50 from
the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company to attend the Na-
tional Convention next October and he received the beautiful
silver trophy from the Florida Publishing Company, presented
by Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, DeLand. He was very modest
in accepting the District VI Star State Farmer and Area III
Star Farmer and the State Star Farmer Awards. His Voca-
tioal Agriculture teacher, John Wetmore, was presented the
Honorary State Farmer Degree, and the Southern Nitrogen
Company of Savannah, and the Florida Nitrogen Company
of Tampa awarded him $75 to attend the National Convention
next October in Kansas City, Missouri.
His Supervised Practice Program, 1961-62 during his first
year in the Future Farmers included 15 dairy cows, 175 beef
cows, 75 steers, 30 barrows, 30 sows and 60 acres of hay.
Also, he completed many improvement projects of supple-
mentary farm practices.
During the year he participated in many chapter and
state activities: Leadership school, committees, parliamentary
procedure, public speaking, exhibitor of livestock in several
shows and many chapter activities. In the second year in
vocational agriculture, he expanded his program and con-
tinued the many necessary improvement projects of supple-
mentary farm jobs.
Brad's supervised practice program this year consists of:
30 head of hogs for meat, 15 dairy cows, 500 beef cows, 100
steers and 8 quarter horses for breeding. He has a one-third
interest in 10,200 acres of land of which 3,550 acres is in
improved pasture. Also, he has a one-third interest in the
equipment, machinery and building on the home ranch.
He has served two years as a chapter officer, treasurer
and president and chairman of the Chapter Supervised Farm-
ing Committee. He was the outstanding exhibitor at the
State FFA Beef Cattle Show and won many awards.
Brad had many productive projects which were supported
by the many improvement projects and supplementary farm
jobs. In addition, he had a very outstanding record of par-
ticipation in FFA activities in the chapter, state association
and national organization.
His improvement projects included: Building fences, im.
proving pasture, beautifying homestead, draining and irri-
gating land, keeping records, planting soil improvement crops,
installing moden conveniences, constructing and painting
buildings and growing feed crops.
Supplementary farm practices included: repairing tools,
equipment, fences and gates, controlling pests and diseases,
constructing equipment and improving fertilizing and mar-
keting methods.
Brad served as treasurer and president of his chapter.
He was chairman of the Supervised Farming, Beef Showing,
Safety Floats, Parent and Son Banquet, Youth Show, Horse
Show, Invitation and Chapter Loan Committees. Also, he
served as delegate to the State Convention and chapter rep-
resentative to the National Convention.
He is a member of: the Florida Farm Bureau, Florida Cat-
tlemen's Association, Boy Scouts, Woodmen of the World,
American Hereford Association, Florida Hereford Association
and the National Cutting Horse Association. He was a mem-
ber of the Student Council in High School.

Brad shown at some of
the many activities that
helped him achieve the
1964 Star State Farmer

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1964

Eddie Taylor, President, Florida 4-H Council Mrs. Joyce Williams, Executive Sec-
retary, Fla. Assn., FHA, making brief remarks during 36th Annual State FFA Con-
vention in Daytona Beach Julian Markham, Director of Education, Volusia County,
speaking at the 36th Annual State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach, Fla. Floyd
Kay, Manager, Daytona Chamber of Commerce speaking at the 36th Annual State
FFA Convention in Daytona Beach.

H. E. Morris, Vice-President, Volusia County Cattlemen's Association presenting the
Cattlemen's Association Beef-Breeding Awards. Winners are from 6th-lst places
(Left to right): C. L. Thornhill, Winter Haven; Bobby Wilson, Bartow; Winston
Carlton, Hardee-Wauchula; Jim Cowart, Peace River-Wauchula; Brad Culverhouse,
Ft. Pierce; and James Sanders, Turkey Creek.

Jean Rice, Editor, CO-OP NEWS, Cotton Producers Association, Atlanta, Georgia,
presenting Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives Awards to District 6th-lst (left
to right): (not pictured) Ft. Pierce, (pictured) Turkey Creek, South Sumter Sr.-
Bushnell, Santa Fe-Alachua, Jasper, and Paxton. Marcus Shackelford, 1963-64 Vice-
President stands to far right.

Convention Story
Continued from page 9
City and visiting other cities during Oc-
tober. Second place and $50 went to
Averal Allen, Jasper; Third place and
$30 to Gary Burnmed, Macclenny and
$20 to Harlow Abbott, Mayo as the
fourth place winner.
Mr. Ernest Davis, Resident Manager,
Southeastern Timber Division, Rayonier
Inc., presented the Rayonier Forestry
Scholarship to Enmery Stokes of the
Baldwin Chapter.
The Zephyrhills State Champion
String Band furnished some very good
The State Annual FFA Report was
given by Marcus Shackelford, 4th Vice
President, Peace River Chapter at
Wauchula. Assisted by members of his
chapter, he gave a demonstration on
how to do some of the duties of a re-
Presentation of Farm Electrification
Awards was made by Donald Adams, Di-
rector of Agricultural Development, Fla.
Power & Light Co., as follows: To the
State Winner, Glen Busby, Santa Fe
Chapter at Alachua, a certificate and
check for $100 from the Future Farmers
of America Foundation and $100 from
the Tampa Electric Company of Tam-
pa, Gulf Power Company of Pensacola;
Florida Power and Light Company of
Miami and Florida Power Corporation
of St. Petersburg. Also, his advisers,
Kenneth Lee and Fl D. McCormick re-
ceived $100 to attend the National Con-
vention. The following District winners
were awarded $50 by the electrical or-
ganizations to attend the National Con-
vention: I-Terry Beasley, Tate-Gonza-
lez, II-Gary Fulford, Monticello, III-
Dan Earl Royster, Williston, IV-Charles
Holder III, Tavares, V-Donald Hinton,
Turkey Creek and VI-Brad Culver-
house, Ft. Pierce. Area Advisers, J. C.
Waldron, Monticello and James Simmons
or John St. Martin, Turkey Creek, re-
ceived $75 each to attend the National
Most of the retiring State Vice Presi-
dents made their individual reports to
the delegation and they were approved.
A special demonstration on the duties
and responsibilities of the Sentinel was
presented by the Malone Chapter, Larry
Ford in charge.
After some announcements and intro-
ductions, the candid tes for State Presi-
dent gave a short talk, and then the
meeting adjourned.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the Farm
Safety Winners (Chapter Advisers and
Chairmen of the Farm Safety Commit-
tees) as guests of th9 Standard Oil Com-
pany of Kentucky. R. A. Miessen,
Assistant Division Manager, Jackson-
ville, was the host.
The District Sweethearts and their
chaperones were guests of the Conven-
tion Bureau of the Daytona Beach
Chamber of Commerce for a luncheon.
Denis Skinner, Manager of the Conven-
tion Bureau, Daytona Beach, was host.
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The Civitan Club Program was pre-
sented at Club 92, with W. T. Loften in
charge of the program. Elmo Douglas,
Past State Vice President from Alachua
was speaker.
The Daytona Beach Kiwanis Club
Program was presented, with Eugene
Doss handling the program. Jim Teets
was speaker and the Hialeah String Band
furnished the music.
The fourth session was called to order
by the President and opened with the
Official Ceremony.
President Whitelaw introduced the
judges for the harmonica contest as fol-
lows: F. E. Breckenridge, Ralph Lougee
and E. W. Lawrence.
After the Harmonica Contest was held,
Mr. Breckenridge gave the results and
presented the awards to the following in
their order of placings: Weldon Johnson,
Jr., Bradford Starke, $10.00 and a pen-
nant; Dale Cook, Plant City, $8.00; Guy
Wilson, Belle Glade, $7.00; Jimmy
Moore, Wildwood, $5.00, and George
Smith, Blountstown, $5.00.
President Whitelaw and Jerry Blair
gave introductory remarks regarding the
candidates for Honorary State Farmer
Degree, after which the State Officers
awarded the Degree to the following:
Joe Busby, Agriculture Extension
Service, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville; Dale Carlton, Director, Grower
and Contract Division, Florida Citrus
Mutual, Lakeland; Art Day, WTVT-
Channel 13, Tampa; D. G. Erwin, Di-
rector, Vocational and Adult Education,
Tampa; Honorable William E. Gautier,
Senator, New Smyrna Beach; Wayne
Hawkins, Associate Manager, Production
and Marketing Division, Florida Fruit &
Vegetable Association, Orlando; George A.
Johnson, Assistant Principal, Lakeland
High School, Lakeland; Ellis Moore,

Exhibit sponsored by the Lake Weir
Chapter at Summerfield, during the 36th
Annual State FFA Convention. One of
the Chapter members standing at the
right of the exhibit and his Adviser, Wm.
M. Scruggs, Jr. standing to the left.

State Department of Agriculture Leadership Award Winners were presented a trip
to the National FFA Convention in October by the Hon. Doyle Conner, Commissioner
of Agriculture at the 36th Annual State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach. The
three winners were (left to right): Lewis Ward, Suwannee-Live Oak, Area I; Eli
Beasley, Bronson, Area II; and John W. Lee, Turkey Creek, Area III.
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Jim Teets, National Vice-President, Terra Alta, West Va., presenting Superior Chapter Plaques to chapters that rated it at the
36th Annual State FFA Convention.

David Fugate, Santa Fe FFA Chapter at Alachua, receiving $100 from the FFA 1
Foundation, presented by John Barnes, Area Conservationist, Soil Conservation,
Service, Jackson County, for his outstanding achievements in Soil and Water Man-
agement. His Adviser, Kenneth Lee stands behind him. Other winners pictured are:
Dist. III-Tim Starling, Macclenny; Dist. IV-Larry Newman, Groveland; Dist, V-
David Clark, Bartow; and Dist. VI-Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce.

1964 State Farm Electrification Winner, Glen Busby, Santa Fe Chapter-Alachua,
receiving FFA Foundation Award of $100 from the electrical organizations presented
by Don Adams, Director of Agricultural Development, Florida Power & Light Co.,
Palatka. Other winners shown are 4th, 5th and 6th (left to right): Charles Edd Holder
III, Tavares; Donald Hinton, Turkey Creek Sr.; and Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce.
Kenneth Lee, Busby's Adviser, received $100 to attend the National Convention.

Supervisor, Visual Aids and Textbooks,
Lake County, Tavares; John Perdue,
Principal, Newberry High School, New-
berry; E. C. Rowell, Representative,
Wildwood; Louie W. Seay, Sr. Immedi-
ate Past President, Florida Federation
of Fairs, Mariannai L. A. "Luke" Thom-
as, Executive Secretary, Florida Council
of Farmer Cooperatives, Winter Haven;
Dr. Fred Turner, Director, Instructional
Services, State Department of Educa-
tion, Tallahassee; Lyle Van Bussum,
Farm Editor, Tampa Tribune, Tampa;
W. O. Whittle, Director Farmers Mar-
kets, Winter Haven; Everett Williamson,
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Suwannee County, Live Oak; G. Pierce
Wood, Director of Sales, Tampa Electric
Company, Tampa; Dr. E. T. York, Pro-
vost for Agriculture, University of Flor-
ida, Gainesville. Senator William Gautier
spoke in behalf of those receiving the
State Farmer Degree.
Larry Ford of Malone was presented
a certificate and check for $100 from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
and a $100 cash award from the Tractor
and Implement Division, Ford Motor
Company, as state winner of the Farm
Mechanics Award by Tommy Hancock,
Field Sales Manager of Jacksonville.
His adviser, J. W. Jordan received $100
to attend the National Convention. To
each of the district winners, he presented
$50 also from his company; I-Jack
Adams, Paxton; I--Bill Laseter, Jen-
nings; III-Louis Hagan, Santa Fe
Chapter; IV-Carl Sumnerall, Tavares;
V-Joe Johnson, Bartow Chapter; VI-
Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce. Each of
these boys had already received a $15
check as county Farm Mechanics win-
ners from their locpl Ford Tractor Deal-
After some announcements were made,
the committees received their assign-
ments and recessed for meetings in Sea-
breeze Junior High School, Daytona
Plaza Hotel 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 Tropicana Pro-
ducts, Inc., Bradenton; Turner E. Smith
and Company, Atlanta, Georgia; Florida
Cattleman Magazine, Kissimmee; and
the City of Daytona Beach, and was

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State Farmer applicants receiving their degree at the 36th Annual State FFA Convention at Daytona Beach.

thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present.
At 8:00 a special talent program di-
rected by D. A. Storms, Sr., Hillsborough
County Coordinator of Agricultural Edu-
cation, was presented in the Bandshell
with over 1500 Future Farmers and
guests in attendance. Lynwood Sim-
mons, Turkey Creek Chapter, Past State
Vice President was Master of Ceremonies
for a full and very entertaining program.
President Fred Whitelaw, Jr. intro-
duced special guests, and the Zephyr-
hills State Champion String Band
played. Singing and other entertain-
ment was furnished by the following:
Tillie Ann Brown, Paxton, District I
Sweetheart; the Turkey Creek and Pax-
ton Quartets; Weldon Johnson, State
Champion Harmonica player; Helen
Bretton, Arcadia, District VI Sweet-
heart; Debbie Northcut, District IV
Sweetheart, DeLand; South Sumter and
Pinetta String Bands; Betty Joe Smith,
Havana, District II Sweetheart; Pat Mc-
Hale, Winter Haven, District V Sweet-
heart; Pamela McCaleb, Lake City, Dis-
trict III Sweetheart; George Smith and
Guy Wilson, Harmonica players, and
Ronald Tolar, pianist from Greensboro.
The program closed with State Sweet-
heart, Joy DeBartolo, DeLand, leading
the audience singing the Star Spangled
The Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
and the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Agencies sponsored a breakfast at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel at 7:00 for all State
Farmer candidates planning to attend
college. John Douthat, member of the
Fraternity and Past State Vice President
of the FFA acted as Toastmaster. Dr.
E. T. York, Provost of Agriculture, Uni-
versity of Florida gave an inspiring ad-
The Fifth Session opened with har-
monica playing by Weldon Johnson,
Bradford Chapter at Starke. The Devo-
tional was included in the opening cere-
mony. The Annual Treasurer's Report
was given by James Crosley, 3rd Vice
President, Tavares and approved.
Dale Carlton, Director of Grower and
Contract Division, Florida Citrus Mu-
tual, Lakeland, presented the third state
Citrus Production and Citrus Placement
Awards. Jerry Lawrence, Peace River-
Wauchula, received a $100 check as the

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New State Officers' Breakfast sponsored by Lloyd Dubroff, Past State President,
Tallahasssee. Speaking-Lloyd Dubroff.

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Sweetheart Luncheon at the 36th Annual State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach.

State Citrus Production winner. His
Adviser, John Maddox, received a
plaque. The other District winners of
Citrus Production Awards who received
$25 each were: IV-Don Barker, Ocoee
and District VI-Jerry Lawrence, Peace
River-Wauchula. Leroy Pepper, Sebring
Chapter received $100 from the Florida

Citrus Mutual for doing the best in the
Citrus Placement Program. His Adviser,
Olin Stoutamire, received a plaque. The
district winners who received $25 each
were: V-Earl Bennett, Winter Haven
and District VI-Robert Roberts, Har-
dee-Wauchula. C. M. Lawrence was
presented a Special Plaque for his work

Al Whitmore, General Manager, Florida Citrus Production Credit Association, Or-
lando, speaking at the Cooperative Dinner for the District and State Winning Chap-
ters during the 36th Annual State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach. Seated: Mrs.
H. E. Wood, R. A. Darr, President of Federal Intermediate Banks of Columbia; Mrs.
Al Whitmore and L. A. Thomas, Executive Secretary, Florida Council of Farmer
Coop., Winter Haven.

1964 SAL Forestry Winners, 4th-1st: Harlow Abbott, Mayo; Gary Burnsed, Mac-
clenny; Everal Allen, Jasper; and Emery Stokes, Baldwin with Adviser, R. E. Jones.

Dinner for incoming and outgoing officers, past state presidents, and state FFA award FF
winners sponsored by Wilson & Toomer Fertilizer Co., Jacksonville. Ed Raikes,
Manager, Ft. Pierce, speaking. 18

in the Citrus Prog am.
Election and in tiation of candidates
for the State Fa mer Degree by the
State Officers was held. The degree was
conferred on 191 Future Farmers (This
list is given on page 2). The Mid-States
Steel & Wire Colpany of Crawfords-
ville, Indiana and Jacksonville, Florida
sponsored awards of $5 each and a
certificate for members receiving the
State Farmer Degree, $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
The following Pioduction Credit Asso-
ciations in Florida presented a State
Farmer Key to each member receiving
the degree: R. A. Darr, Farm Credit
Banks of Columbia, South Carolina,
presented the keys Bradenton Produc-
tion Credit Association, William C.
Grainger, General Manager, Bradenton;
Lakeland Production Credit Association,
R. D. Willis, General Manager, Lake-
land; Florida CitrUs Production Credit
Association, Al Whitmore, General
Manager, Orlando! Gainesville Produc-
tion Credit Association, Herbert E. Cook,
General Manager, Gainesville; Monti-
cello Production Credit Association, John
S. Elam, General Manager, Monticello;
Marianna Producti n Credit Association,
C. F. Morton, Secretary-Treasurer, Mari-
anna; Northeast Production Credit Asso-
ciation, J. E. Dukes, General Manager,
Palatka; North Florida Production
Credit Association, Aubrey Fowler,
General Manager, Live Oak.
Weldon Johnson, State Champion
Harmonica player from Bradford Chap-
ter at Starke played several numbers.
Doyle Conner, Commissioner, State
Department of Agriculture, was intro-
duced at this time and he gave an inspir-
ing message to the delegates and guests.
The Commissioner then presented the
State Department of Agriculture Awards
to the following: Aubrey Lewis Ward,
Suwannee FFA Chapter at Live Oak,
representing Area I; Eli Beasley, Bron-

H. Coulter, State Forester, Fla. Forest
rvice, Tallahassee, being presented a
ecial Plaque at the 36th Annual State
'A Convention by Fred Whitelaw, State
'A 1963-64 President.

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son FFA Chapter, representing Area II;
and John W. Lee, Turkey Creek FFA
Chapter of Area III. Each boy received
$75 to help defray his expenses to the
FFA National Convention next October.
For the second year, the Greenhand
awards sponsored by Commissioner Con-
ner, were presented. State winner, John
D. Odom, III, Bradford Chapter at Starke
and his adviser, Paul C. Hutchins, each
received $100 to attend the National Con-
vention. Also, the district winners re-
ceived $50 each: I-Theron F. Russ, III,
Vernon Chapter; II-Stephen Yoder,
Blountstown Chapter; III Freddie
Hitchcock, Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua;
IV-Kent Richard Crakes, Apopka Chap-
ter; V-Larry Parker, Brandon Chapter
and VI-Ronnie Durrance, Wauchula-
Hardee Chapter.
The FFA Members winning Conner
Scholarships in 1963-64 were recog-
nized and congratulated. They were Vann
Bryant, Greensboro; Glenn Cunningham,
Ocala; James Lusk, Lakeland.
The candidates for State President,
1964-65 were given two minutes each to
present their qualifications prior to the
balloting for President. President White-
law called on Leon Sims, who explained
the method of voting. Voting machines
used through the courtesy of Mrs. Kath-
erine Odham, Supervisor of Registration,
Volusia County, DeLand. The delegates
voted immediately after the meeting ad-
After several announcements the meet-
ing was closed with the closing ceremony.
The 1964 State Farmers and their Ad-

Judging, Grading, & Identification Contests at the 36th Annual State FFA Conven-
tion, Daytona Beach, set up by James Stephens, Ass't Vegetable Crops Specialist,
Agricultural Extension Service, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

visers were guests of the Chase Com-
pany of Sanford, at a luncheon at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel. Randall Chase,
President, and General J. C. Hutchison,
Chairman of the Board were hosts. Don
Farrens, Adviser, Sanford Junior Chap-

ter, had charge of the program and the
Pinetta String Band furnished the music.
Fred Whitelaw, Jr., State President, was
Master of Ceremonies and presented
Messrs. Chase and Hutchison, each with
an FFA desk paper weight.

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Some of the Florida Cattleman's Feeder-Steer winners at the 36th Annual State FFA
Convention in Daytona Beach. 6th-lst place winners are: Lex Thompson, Bartow;
John Clark, Greensboro; Benny Albritton, Peace River-Wauchula; John Sherrill,
Sarasota; and Don Burton, Winter Haven, 1st place winner James Lusk, Lakeland,
not pictured. Mr. H. E. Morris, Vice-President, Volusia County Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation, presenting the awards.

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A G R Breakfast during the 36th Annual State FFA Convention
Fla. John Douthout, speaking.

at Daytona Beach,

Rep. Fred Karl presented State Champion Public Speaker, Jack Logan, $100 and
pennant. Lee Cook, Manager, Belk-Lindsey Store, Ormond Beach, (far left) presented
awards to (left tr right) Area I, 3rd place winner, Clay Mason, Marianna and Area II,
2nd place winner, Clayton Batey, Pinecrest. The other judges standing at right are
Earl Rodgers, Professor, College of Agriculture, Univ. of Fla. and Allen Perrin,
Professor, Daytona Beach Jr. College.

The sixth session, was called to order
by the president. At this time, H. E.
Wood, State Adviser, presented a $150
J. F. Williams Memnorial Scholarship to
William E. Dampier of Starke. Later
Robert Eugene Bailey, Clewiston and
Murdock Leroy Gillis, Ponce De Leon
will receive $125, since they did not at-
attend the State Convention. Robert,
William and Murdock are planning to ac-
cept employment as Teacher of Voca-
tional Agriculture in Florida.
For the second year. Mr. Frasure Hull,
Publisher, presented the Florida Field
Report Awards. James Giles of Auburn-
dale received $500 for posting the highest
sales record in the subscription Drive. Al-
so receiving $500 for the FFA Chapter at
Auburndale, was the chapter president,
Wayne O'Brien. President Whitelaw
then presented Mr Hull with the Hon-
orary State Farmer Degree since he could
not be present Wednesday afternoon.
James Crosley. 3rd Vice President in-
troduced the 1964 American Farmer De-
gree applicants and their advisers: George
Culverhouse, Jr.. Ft. Pierce. Adviser,
John Wetmore: A. W. Gaylord. Branford,
Adviser. H. Wilson Suggs; Rodney Ham-
mond. Winter Haven, Adviser. L. W. Har-
rell; David King. Jasper, Adviser. James
L. Dunaway; Hoyt Northcut, Hialeah
(alternate), Adviser, B. G. Cromer: Rich-
ard Parramore, Qujncy, Adviser, Murray
Langford: John Saqgeant. Lakeland, Ad-
visers. William B. Howell and Richard L.
Gavin: Barney J. Stephens. Alachua-
Santa Fe. Sr. Advisers, Kenneth Lee and
F. D. McCormick; Leonard Thorn. Pax-
ton, Adviser, Irving Roche; Larry Walk-
er, Mulberry, Adviser, Eugene Doss and
Fred Whitelaw, Jr. Citrus-Inverness, Ad-
viser, Richard Kelly.
The 1963 recipi mts were then intro-
duced: O. K. Alexander, Brandon. Ad-
visers, G. Oscar stinger and N. L.
Storms: Leroy Gill s. Ponce de Leon, Ad-
viser, Wayne O. Manning: Charles Jenk-
ins, Kathleen. Ad isers. W. W. Massey
and Dwight Ellis: Dale Marler. Takeland,
Advisers. William I. Howell and Rirhard
L. Gavin: John McCartv, Jr.. Ft Pierce.
Adviser John W Wetmore: Don Ni'hol-
son, Quincy, Adviser, Murrav Laneford:
Charles Olive, Milone. Adviser. J. W.
Jordan; James Ear Ross. Live Oak- Wil-
liams, Adviser, Iewis Tucker: Elmer
Lamar Smith, Walnut Hill. Advisers.
George Stone and Glvnn C. Key. Jr.. and
Joe Franklin Walkler, Tavares, Adviser,
Samuel Carroll.
William Aplin, Paxton, past state of-
ficer, was introduced and made remarks
at this time.
Since the 1953 Convention, the Flor-
ida Association, FFA has invited the
State Presidents from all FFA State
Associations in thq Southern Region, as
well as presidents o' other youth organiza-
tions in Florida to attend their State Con-
vention. Those present this year were,
Jim Teets, National FFA Vice President,
Terra Alta, West Virginia; John Parks,
State President of the Georgia Associa-

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tion, FFA and Jim Lillard, State Presi-
dent of the Tennessee Association, FFA.
Jim Teets spoke briefly at this time.
Miss Nancy Dampier, State Treasurer
Florida Association, FHA, Ormond
Beach, was introduced and made a few
brief remarks. Also, Mr. Eddie Taylor,
President, Florida 4-H Council, Green
Cove Springs was introduced and made
Mrs. Joyce Williams, Executive Secre-
tary, Florida Association, F.H.A. was
introduced for remarks.
"Pass the chicken, Pappy" awards,
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Founda-
tion were presented to sixteen chapters
by Clyde Ware, Program Director, Sears
Roebuck Foundation and assisted by Ed
James, Assistant to T. J. Wetherell of
the Sears Roebuck Company, Daytona.
The first place winner in each District
received $25, 2nd place winner, $15 and
the third place winner, $10. Those who
received awards by Districts were as fol-
lows: I-Poplar Springs, Vernon, Laurel
Hill; II-Tallahassee-Rickards, Green-
ville, White Springs; III-Chiefland and
Macclenny; IV-St. Cloud, Ocoee, Ta-
vares; V-Bartow, Bartow-Junior; VI-
Wauchula-Peace River, Wauchula-Har-
dee and Sebring.
Paxton, Jasper, Santa Fe, South Sum-
ter-Senior, Turkey Creek-Senior and Ft.
Pierce were presented Bronze plaques
with their chapter name engraved 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 Cot-
ton Producers Association, a large Farm
Supply and Marketing Cooperative,

(Standing, left to right) District I Sweetheart, Tillie Ann Brown, Paxton; District
II Sweetheart, Betty Jo Smith, Havana; District III Sweetheart, Pam McCaleb, Lake
City; Joy de Bartolo, Past 1963-64 State Sweetheart; District IV Sweetheart, Debbie
Northcut, DeLand; and District V Sweetheart, Pat McHale, Winter Haven.. Helen
Bretton, Arcadia, District VI, received trophy (seated) as the 1964-65 State FFA
Sweetheart from Lee Cook, Manager, Belk-Lindsey Store, Ormond Beach, Fla.
(extreme right).

Ft. Pierce Chapter-1964 Scrapbook Winner sponsored by the Florida Nitrogen Co.
and the Ward Fertilizer Co., Branford. Other District winners shown are: (left to
right) District IV-Citrus-Inverness, District V-Brandon, and District VI-Hialeah.
John Wetmore, Ft. Pierce Adviser, stands with Brad Culverhouse holding pennant.
Jerry Stoller (far right) presented awards. He is Agronomist of the Southern Nitro-
gen Co., Savannah, Georgia.

1964 State FFA Sweetheart, Helen
Bretton, being crowned by the 1963
Sweetheart, Joy de Bartolo. She repre-
sented District VI. Arcadia.

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State Champion Quartet form North Marion. (Left to right) Robert Yongue, Ken
21 Brown, Bobby Gibson, and Raymond Elholm with Allen Feingold at the piano.


S-..which has branch stores known as Farm-
-. ers Mutual Exchanges located at various
points in North Florida. Checks for Dis-
tricts V and VI were furnished by the
Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
The checks this year were presented by
Miss Jean Rice, Editor of the Dixie Coop.
News, Cotton Producers, Atlanta, Geor-
gia, and L. A. "Luke" Thomas., Executive
Secretary, Florida Council of Farmer Co-
operatives, Winter ,Haven, Florida.
The Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua 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 Cooperation at the Michigan
State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
Jim Teets, National Vice President,
Terra Alta, West Virginia, was intro-
duced at this time. He gave a very in-
Fish Fry at "Beach Rest" during the 36th Annual State FFA Convention in Daytona formative talk to the delegates and guests.
Beach. Sponsors: Tropicana Products, Inc., Bradenton; Turner E. Smith and Co.,
Atlanta, Ga.; Florida Cattleman Magazine, Kissimmee; and City of Daytona Beach. The delegates, advisers and guests en-
joyed a film at this time, "The Four Star
The Chapter Scrapbook Awards were
presented by Jerry Stoller, Agronomist,
Southern Nitrogen Company, Savannah,
Georgia, to the following: The Ft. Pierce
Chapter as State winner, received $25
and a pennant. Other District winners
were, Paxton, Jasper, Santa Fe-Alachua,
Citrus, Inverness, Brandon and Hialeah,
each receiving $10. Judges were: W. O.
Whittle, Director of the State Farmers
Markets, Winter Haven, Sandy Johnson,
Florida Farm Bureau, Gainesville, Guy-
ton Williams, Director of Poultry and
Egg Division, Department of Agriculture,
Tallahassee. Ward Fertilizer Company
of Branford and Florida Nitrogen Com-
pany of Tampa jointly sponsored the
The 1st State Vice President made his
retiring report to the delegation and it
Larry Ford, Malone, State winning Farm Mechanic receiving $100 from the FFA was approved.
Foundation presented by T. E. Hancock, Field Sales Manager, Tractor & Implement State Sweetheart Joy DeBartolo, De-
9ivision, Ford Motor Co., Jacksonville, Fla. 4th, 5th & 6th District Winners (left Land, entertained with several vocal se-
o right) are: Carl Sumerall, Tavares; Joe Johnson, Barlow; and Brad Culverhouse, elections at this time.
t. Pierce. 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 Marion Riviere of Santa
Fe and Brad Culverhouse of Ft. Pierce.
The second ballot for president was cast
after the session closed.
After announcements the session was
adjourned with the official closing cere-
The boys and advisers of winning chap-
ters in the Chapter Cooperative Contest
Were guests of the Florida Citrus Produc-
tion Credit Association, Orlando at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel with Al Whitmore,
General Manager as host. Appearing 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. L. A. "Luke" Thomas was prin-
cipal speaker. He introduced his com-
panion, "Cliff."
A program was given at the Daytona
Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce
erry Lawrence, Peace River-Wauchula, State Champion Citrus Production Winner, meeting at the Alibi Steak House with
'as presented $100 and his adviser, John Maddox, received a plaque from Dale Carl- the Zephyrhills, State Champion String

ton, Director of Grower & Contract Division, Lakeland at the 36th Annual
Convention in Daytona Beach.

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Band furnishing the music, and Weldon
Johnson, State Champion Harmonica
player, playing some selection. Richard
Kelly had charge of the program and
Jim Teets, National Vice President, gave
the address.
The seventh session of the convention
was called to order by the State Presi-
dent. He then introduced James Crosley,
3rd Vice President, who presided over
the session.
W. T. Loften explained the procedure
for the Public Speaking Contest and in-
troduced the following Judges: Rep. Fred
Karl, Chairman, Daytona Beach, Attor-
ney at Law; Allen Perrin, Speech De-
partment, Daytona Beach Junior Col-
lege; Dr. Earl G. Rogers, Agronomy De-
partment, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville and R. A. Miessen, Standard Oil
Company as timekeeper. Rep. Fred
Karl presented the Future Farmers of
America Foundation Certificate and
check for $100 and a pennant to first
place winner, Jack Logan, Palatka-Senior.
Lee Cook, Manager of Belk-Lindsey
Stores in Ormond Beach, presented to
Clayton Beaty, Pinecrest, $25 as a second
place winner and Clay Mason, Marianna,
$20 as 3rd place winner. The title of
their speeches in their respective placings
were: "Agriculture's Servant Atomic
Energy"; "Free Agricultural Enterprise
Versus Collective Farms" and "A Sound
Future For Agriculture."
The state winner in this contest will
represent Florida in the Tri-State Public
Speaking Contest to be held at the Agri-
culture Teachers Conference in Orlando,
Florida, July 8, 1964.
Jim Crosley, 3rd Vice President, ex-
plained the State Quartet Contest and in-
troduced the following judges: Jim Math-
as, F. E. Breckenridge and Ralph Lougee.
The awards of the Florida Association
were presented by Marion C. Riviere, new
State President to the following: North
Marion-Ken Brown, Bobby Gibson, Ro-
bert Yongue, Raymond Elm, $20 and a
pennant; Greensboro Clinton Hobbs,
Larry Pace, Russell Revell, Lamar Clark,
Ronald Tolar, Pianist, $15; Paxton-Don-
ny Harrison, Mike Cox, Harvey Foster,
Clifton Hall, $10; Gainesville Mike
Runnels, Tom Parker, Earl Standridge,
Alston Kelley, $5; Turkey Creek-John-
ny Lee, Kenneth Dykes, Larry Scott,
Calvin Barnes, $5; LaBelle-Carlton An-
derson, Standley Hann, Jerry Howard,
Raleigh Sapp, $5.
The North Marion State Champion
Quartet will represent Florida in the Tri-
State Contest at the Vocational Agricul-
ture Teachers Conference, Orlando, July
8, 1964. F. E. Breckenridge announced
the results.
Committee reports were presented and
Clifton Lyon II of the Bonifay Chapter
was presented a Dairy Efficiency Plaque
from the National Dairy Products Cor-
poration, New York, and a certificate and
check for $100 from the Future Farmers
of America Foundation as Star State

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Lindsey & Jack Vincent. Their Adviser is Ronnie Jeffries.

Dairy Farmer, by H. B. Gassaway, Field
Representative of Sealtest Foods Plant,
Tampa. District winners receiving $25
each from National Dairy Products Cor-
poration were: Ronald Earl Hobbs, Pax-
ton; Marvin Selph, Jr., Jasper; Clarence

M. Fields, Jr., Santa Fe-Alachua; George
Cochran, Bartow; Jose L. Rodriquez,
Pompano Beach; and Jimmy Gillyard,
Ocala. Clarence M. Fields, Jr., received
a Special Dairy Efficiency Plaque as the
top district winner.




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The Dairy Pasture Essay awards and
a $25 check went to the following win-
ners: First place, Edgar Wight, Santa
Fe-Senior; Second place, Ronald Hobbs,
Paxton, $15 and third place, Robert
Jacobs, DeLand, $10.00. The awards
were presented by Mr. H. B. Gassaway,
Field Representative, Sealtest Food
Plant, Tampa, Fla. Honorable men-
tion: Douglas Carter, Baldwin; Tommy
Cook, Vernon; George Cochran, Bartow.
City Commissioner W. W. Lee of Day-
tona Beach presented a key to the city
to D. A. Storms, Vocational Agriculture
Coordinator of Hillsborough County in
recognition of his 14 years of service in
coordinating the FFA Bandshell program.
President Whitelaw announced the re-
sults of the runoff election for president.
Marion Riviere, Santa Fe-Senior chap-
ter was named the new State President.
Fred Whitelaw, President presented
the name of the Nominating Committee
selections for State Vice President, which
were approved as follows: Lewis Ward,
Live Oak-Suwannee; Paul Adams, Lake
Weir-Summerfield; Brad Culverhouse, Ft.
Pierce; 4th James Wells, Jay; 5th Bobby
Coburn, Winter Haven and 6th David
Fugate, Santa Fe.
Nominations from the floor were as fol-
lows: 1st, Jimmy Stephens, Havana; 2nd,
none, 3rd, Meads Maxwell, Pahokee, Ro-
bert Roberts, Wauchula-Hardee; 4th
Elton Searcy, Chipley; 5th Pat Cochran,
Kathleen and 6th, Tim Starling, Mac-
clenny and Ronnie Jones, Baldwin.
Each of the candidates made a short
talk. The President made some an-
nouncements, after which the meeting
adjourned with the official closing cere-
The first ballot for Vice President was
held prior to the opening of the session.
Special music was furnished by the
Greensboro Quartet, second place winners
in the State Contest. The Devotional was
included in the opening ceremony. Presi-
dent Whitelaw introduced Jerry Blair,
2nd Vice President who served as presid-
ing officer during the session.
$250 scholarships from the Florida
Bankers Association to assist them in at-
tending the University of Florida were
presented to Aubrey Lewis Ward, Suwan-
nee-Live Oak and Jerry Lawrence, Har-
dee-Wauchula, by Phillip Wagner, As-
sistant Vice President, Florida Bank and
Trust Company, Daytona Beach.
Several committee reports were read
and approved.
John Barnes, Area Conservationist,
Soil Conservation Service, Jackson Coun-
ty, presented the Soil and Water Man-
agement Awards. The State Winner,
David Fugate, received a certificate and
a $100 check from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation. To each of the
District Winners a $25 check was given
from the Florida Chapter Soil Conserva-
tion Society of America. These winners
by Districts were as follows: I-Richard
L. Nowlin, Tate-Gonzalez; II-Paul
Franklin Dampier, Jasper; III-Tim

Starling, Macclenny; IV-Larry New-
man, Groveland; V-David Clark, Bar-
tow; VI-Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce.
President Whitelaw presented a very
interesting demonstration in performing
the duties of a chapter president.
Jim Teets, National F.F.A. Vice Presi-
dent presented the Superior and Stand-
ard chapter awards by areas. Those
having Superior rating, 101, received a
plaque, or a button to be placed on the
plaque which they had received in pre-
vious years. Increased interest was shown
this year by the chapters as indicated by
their Accomplishment Reports.
President Whitelaw announced the new
State Officers: State President, Marion
C. Riviere; 1st Vice President, Lewis
Ward; 2nd Vice President, Paul Adams;
3rd Vice President, Brad Culverhouse;
4th Vice President, James Wells; 5th
Vice President, Bobby Coburn; 6th Vice
President, Mitchell Starling. Each boy
was given a few seconds to express his
appreciation for being elected.
Several committee reports were read
and approved. The meeting was ad-
journed with the closing ceremony.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the District
State Farmers, their parents and advisers
and the office staff by the Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company, Crawfords-
ville, 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 Vincent Fechtel, President of
the Florida Retail Federation, Jackson-
ville as host for J. E. Gorman, General
Manager of the Florida Retail Federa-
tion since a broken leg kept him from
The meeting was called to order with
the opening ceremony, with President
Whitelaw presiding. Chuck McIntosh,
former State Officer, played several
numbers. The three winning chapters
in the State Chapter Contest were pre-
sented their awards by Vincent Fechtel,
President of the Florida Retail Federa-
tion, Jacksonville, and will be entered in
national competition. The state winner
this year was Santa Fe-Senior at Alach-
ua, 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
winner $10. Those who received awards
by districts in order of placing were as
follows: I-Paxton, Vernon, Bethlehem
and Poplar Springs, District II-Havana,
Quincy, Jasper and Mayo. District III-
Santa Fe at Alachua, Bradford at Starke,
Macclenny and Chiefland. District IV
-Sparr-North Marion, Ocala, South
Sumter-Sr., Bushnell and Groveland. Dis-
trict V-Bartow, Mulberry, Ft. Meade
and Winter Haven. District VI-Ft.

Marianna State Champion Parliamen-
tary Precedure Team at the 36th Annual
State FFA Convention. Seated left to
right are: Billy Swails, Larry Adkins,
and Jerry Hagan. Standing are: James
Mercer, Bernell Williams, and Ronnie
Player. Their Adviser is R. F. Toole.

Past State FFA Officers: John Douthout
(speaking), William Aplin, John Folks,
Bill Gunter, and Eugene Mixon (I. to r.)

Pierce, Hialeah, Homestead-South Dade
and Wauchula-Peace River.
At this time the Honorary State Farm-
er Degree was presented to Kenneth Lee,
Adviser, Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua.
The other Adviser, F. D. McCormick
received the Degree in 1962.
President Whitelaw presented Special
Award Plaques to J. Francis Cooper,
Gainesville (retired) and C. Huxley
Coulter, State Forester, Tallahassee, in
appreciation of their many years of
service to the Future Farmer Organiza-
At this time the delegation spent a
few moments in silent prayer in memory
of friends and loved ones who had de-
parted during the past year. Chuck Mc-
Intosh played "Sweet Hour of Prayer"
on the piano.
The North Marion-Sparr quartet, State
Champions furnished some fine selec-
tions for the delegation.
Several committee reports were read
and approved.
President Whitelaw introduced Hon-
orable Thomas D. Bailey, State Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, stating
that under his leadership, Florida has
developed one of the finest school systems
in the nation. Superintendent Bailey
made an impressive talk to the delega-
tion, after which they rose in his honor.
Jack B. Salt of the Mid-States Steel
and Wire Company presented awards as

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1964

follows: Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce,
Star State Farmer-$50; Joe Johnson,
Havana, and David Fugate, Santa Fe-
Alachua, Area Star Farmers, $25 each;
James Wells, Jay; Douglas Prevatt, Pier-
son and David Michael Clark, Bartow,
District Star Farmers $10 each.
Parents and advisers of the winners
who were present were introduced to the
delegation by their respective Vice Pres-
Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction pre-
sented a certificate, Star State Farmer
Pin and check for $200 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation to Brad
Culverhouse, the Star State Farmer, and
Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida Times
Union, presented him with a beautiful
trophy from the Florida Publishing Com-
pany. At this time, the Star Farmer's
adviser, John Wetmore, was presented
the Honorary State Farmer Degree.
Special Leadership Awards from
Southern Nitrogen Company, Savannah,
Georgia and Florida Nitrogen Company,
Tampa, were presented to the young men
because of their outstanding Supervised
Practice Program and leadership abili-
ties. Area Winners, $100 each: Joe John-
son, Havana Chapter and David Fugate,
Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua; District
winners, $75 each: James Well, Jay
Chapter; Douglas Prevatt, Taylor Chap-
ter at Pierson; and David Michael Clark,
These awards are to help pay their ex-
penses in attending the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City, Missouri in
October, 1964.
Jerry Stoller presented Brad's adviser,
John Wetmore, $75.
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 for the new and immediate
past State Officers, Past State Presidents
and State Award Winners, sponsored by
Wilson and Toomer Fertilizer Company
of Jacksonville. Ed Raikes of Ft. Pierce
served as host. The State Champion
String Band and Quartet and Chuck Mc-
Intosh, Past State Vice President fur-
nished the entertainment.
The Tenth and final session of the con-
vention was called to order by the presi-
dent and the following parents were pre-
sented to the delegates and guests by the
State Officers, after which President
Whitelaw presented each father with the
Honorary State Farmer Degree and each
mother with a Certificate of Merit: Mr.
and Mrs. V. J. Giles; Mr. and Mrs. Allen
Shackelford; Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Crosley,
Patricia, wife of James and twin daugh-
ters, Sherrill and Sheila; Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Herndon; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blair;
(Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ford, Jr. were pre-
sented the degree and certificate in 1963);
and Mrs. Audrey Whitelaw.
On behalf of the Florida Association,
FFA, gifts were presented to Mrs. Autie
McCallum and Miss Helen Jones for

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1964

J. Francis Cooper, Gainesville, Fla., re-
ceived Special Plaque presented by Fred
Whitelaw, 1963-64 State FFA President.

Emery Stokes, Baldwin, being presented
R. N. Hoskins, Gen. Forestry Agent, Sea- the Rayonier Foundation Forestry Schol-
board Air Line Railroad Co., Richmond, arship by Ernest P. Davis, Manager,
Va., presenting $125 to the Adviser of Southeast Timber Division, Rayonier,
Emery Stokes, State Forestry Winner, Inc., Fernandina Beach. His Adviser,
Mr. R. E. Jones, Baldwin. R. E. Jones stands beside him.

Frasure Hull, Publisher, FLORIDA
FIELD REPORT, Winter Garden, Fla.,
being presented the Honorary State
Farmer Degree by Fred Whitelaw, 1963-
64 State FFA President, at the 36th An-
nual State FFA Convention in Daytona

their assistance during the convention.
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, A. R. Cox,
Executive Secretary and O. R. Farish, re-
tiring member of the State Advisory
Committee were given gifts as a token of
appreciation for their outstanding guid-
ance and leadership.
Past State Officers were introduced
and gave remarks. The nine past state
officers present were: Chuck McIntosh,
Turkey Creek; John Douthat, Wildwood;
Carroll McElroy, Chiefland; Lynwood
Simmons, Turkey Creek; Eugene Mixon,
Bradenton; Billy Gunter, Live Oak; John
Folks, Williston; William Aplin, Paxton
and Lloyd Dubroff, Altha. As the group
left the stage, they were given a standing
ovation in appreciation for the fine serv-
ice they rendered to the Florida Asso-
The new officers of the Florida Asso-
ciat'on. Future Farmers of America for
1964-65 were officially installed with the
appropriate Future Farmer Ceremony
and escorted to their respective stations
by the retiring officers. Retiring Presi-
dent Fred Whitelaw turned the gavel
over to President Marion Riviere, who
then assumed his duties as President. He
talked to the delegation briefly and pre-
sented outgoing President Whitelaw with
a gavel, on which was engraved the names
of the 1963-64 officers.
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, presented
each of the retiring officers with a past
state officer's pin.
Jim Teets. National Vice President,
Terra Alta, West Virginia; John Parks,
State President, Georgia Association,
FFA and Jim Lillard, State President of
the Tennessee Association, talked to the
delegation briefly. After a few announce-
ments, the 36th Annual Convention, Fu-
ture Farmers of America was declared
adjourned by the President, Marion
A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary, Flori-
ida Association, FFA, made some an-
nouncements concerning the Sweetheart
Contest. Past State President, Fred
Whitelaw introduced Jim Crosley, emcee
for the Sweetheart Contest. Chuck Mc-
Intosh played several numbers. He and
Lynwood Simmons sang several numbers,
the Zephyrhills String Band and Joy De-
Bartolo, State Sweetheart presented sev-
eral numbers while waiting for the results
of the Sweetheart Contest to be an-
Judges for the contest were: Bill
Gunter, State Farm Insurance Company,
Orlando, Chairman; Jerry Stoller, South-
ern Nitrogen Company, Savannah, Geor-
gia; and John Folks, Florida Power Cor-
poration, St. Petersburg.
Helen Bretton of DeSoto FFA Chapter
at Arcadia was selected State Sweetheart
of the Florida Association, FFA for 1964-
65. She was crowned by Joy DeBartolo,
1963-64 Sweetheart while the North Ma-
rion Quartet sang "Let Me Call You
Lee Cook, Manager, Belk-Lindsey
Stores. Ormond Beach, presented her
with a trophy and a pennant for her chap-
ter from the Florida Association, FFA

The cash awards sponsored by the Belk-
Lindsey Stores of Florida were: $100.00
to the State Sweetheart and $20.00 each
to the other contestants, who were: Tillie
Ann Brown, Paxton; Betty Jo Smith,
Havana; Pam McCaleb, Lake City; Deb-
bie Northcut, DeLand; Pat McHale, Win-
ter Haven.
The new State Officers, their Advisers
and the State Staff were guests at a spe-
cial breakfast held in the Daytona Plaza
Hotel, sponsored by A. Lloyd Dubroff,
Past State FFA President of Tallahassee.
Lloyd Dubroff was host and he gave some
very inspiring words of wisdom to the new
officers and guests.
The new State Officers held their first
meeting and began plans for 1964-65.

1964-65 State Officers

Continued from page 10

6th Vice President
MITCHELL STARLING, a recent graduate of
the Baker County High School at Mac-
clenny, is the newly elected Vice Presi-
dent representing District III. He is the
17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Star-
ling. His Vocational Agriculture Teach-
er is Alan Harvey.
His Supervised Practice program in-
cludes: productive projects of 6 head
of cows and 5 acres of corn for grain;
improvement projects of a home garden,
growing feed crops, crop rotation, keep-
ing farm records, building fence and the
conservation of Soil and Water resources;
supplementary farm jobs of repairing
fence and gates, building equipment, con-
trolling rodents, immunizing livestock and
propagating fruit trees and plants.
Mitchell has held the chapter offices
of Sentinel and President. He served
as chairman of the community service
and conduct of meeting committees. He
was a delegate to the State Convention
for two years, chapter Public Speaker
and a member of the Parliamentary
Procedure team.
In cooperative activities, he partici-
pated in buying and selling cooperative-,
ly, the chapter nursery and growing the
banquet chicks and cedar trees.
He has been the chapter speaker at
P.-T. A. and for the crop farming and
Soil Conservation Awards. Also, he was
a member of the livestock judging team.
Mitchell has served on the Student
Council, President of the Sophomore
class and Reporter of the Junior class.
He was a member of the Beta Club and
Vice President of his Sunday School

Your Chapter Meetings
Are Important
Attend Them

State Dairy Essay Winner, Edgar Wright,
Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua, receiving
Award from H. B. Gassaway, Field Rep-
resentative, Sealtest Food Plant, Tampa,
sponsored by Florida Dairy Products

C. M. Lawrence, Area Supervisor, Agri-
cultural Education, (standing to left)
received a special plaque from Dale
Carlton, Director of Grower & Contract
Division, Florida Citrus Mutual, Lake-
land, for his work in the Citrus Program.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1964

Scenes From FFA Convention

William E. Dampier, Starke, was pre-
sented a $150 check from the J. F. Wil-
liams Memorial Scholarship Fund by H.
E. Wood, State Adviser. Also, Robert
Eugene Bailey, Clewiston and Murdock
Leroy Gillis, Ponce DeLeon (not pic-
tured), received $125 since they did not
attend the convention.

Florida Retail Federation Awards were presented by Vincent Fechtel, President,
Florida Retail Federation, Leesburg, Fla., to (left to right) Paxton, Ft. Pierce, and
Santa Fe at Alachua, 3rd-lst places, respectively.

D. A. Storms, County Co-ordinator, Hills-
borough County receiving Key to City,
at the 36th Annual State FFA Conven-
tion, from the Daytona Beach Chamber
of Commerce.

Presentation of State Farmer Degree by
Jack Salt, Sales Manager, Jacksonville
Branch, Mid-States Steel & Wire Com-
pany at the 36th Annual State FFA Con-
vention in Daytona Beach.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1964

John Odom III, Bradford-Starke, Star Greenhand, standing in front of the sign with
his Adviser, Paul Hutchins and Commissioner Doyle Conner who just presented him
with the State Department of Agriculture Award of $100 and his adviser also received
$100. Also, a trip to the National Convention. Other winners were: (not pictured?
District I-Theron F. Russ III, Vernon; District II-Stephen Yoder, Blountstown
Sr.; (Pictured-left to right) Freddie Hitchcock, Alachua-Santa Fe Sr.-District III;
District IV-Kent Richard Crakes, Apopka Sr.; District V-Larry Parker, Brandon;
and District VI-Ronald L. Durrance, Wauchula-Peace River.

Joe Johnson, Havana, Area I Star Farmer, receives $100 from the Southern Nitrogen Co. and the Florida Nitrogen Co., Tampa,
presented by Jerry Stoller, Agronomist, Southern Nitrogen Co., Savannah Ga. Mr. & Mrs. Johnson arr standing at left and
Jerry Blair, 1963-64 State FFA Vice-President at rear.

Lewis Ward, Suwannee FFA Chapter at Live Oak, being presented the Florida Bankers Scholarship by Phillip Wagner, Vice-
President, Florida Bank and Trust Co. in Daytona. Jerry Lawrence, Hardee-Peace River FFA Chapter, (extreme left) also
received a Scholarship.

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