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National Convention in Kansas
City Draws 188 from Florida
February 6 is
FFA Day at State Fair!
Florida Winners in National
Livestock and Horticulture
FFA Membership by Chapters and Districts
Ponce de Leon
Alachua-Santa Fe Jr.
A ka Jr.
DISTRICT IV (Cont.)
New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach Jr.
Ocala-Ft. King Jr.
rr-Nrth Marion Jr.
0.00 DISTRICT V
5.50 Brandon-Horace Mann Jr.
2.70 Dade City
5.70 Fort Meade
1.00 Haines City
35.0 Kathleen Jr.
New Port Richey
4.50 Plant City
Plant City Jr.
(5) Turkey Creek Jr.
6.50 Winter Haven-Denison
8.70 Winter Haven-Lake Alfred
5.90 Winter Haven-Westwood-
3,10 Zephyrhills Jr.
32 3.20 Arcadia
5.50 Avon Park
24 2.40 Belle Glade
19 5.00 Bradenton
54 5.00 Bradenton-Bayshore
3.50 Bradenton-Walker Jr.
46 4.60 Bradenton-Southeast
50 5.00 Bradenton-Southeast Jr.
57 5.70 Clewiston
51 Fort Myers
76 8.10 Fort Pierce
5.80 Lake Placid
54 5.40 Moore Haven
5.00 North Miami
(4) (5) Palmetto
58 5.80 Sarasota
64 6.40 Sarasota Jr.
7 7.60 Sebring
6 3.80 Vero Beach
37 3.70 Wauchula-Hardee
50 5.00 Wauchula-Peace River
Column (1) Number of FFA members 1963-64; Column (2) 1964-65 enrolled in Vocational Agriculture; Column (3) 1964-65 FFA
membership; Column (4) National Future Farmer Magazine Subscriptions; Column (5) Donations to the J. F. Williams Me-
morial Scholarship Fund.
Florida Future Farmr for Winter, 1965
MANY PEOPLE today deplore the passing
of what we like to call our agrarian Amer-
ican culture. The decline of farming as
a way of life that predominated in shap-
ing the culture of our Nation arouses
many nostalgic responses. The self-con-
tained, self-sufficient farm where the fam-
ily was both the social and economic
unit; the farm community where com-
mon needs developed true neighborli-
ness; the closeness to Nature which de-
manded respect and inspired awe and
appreciation-many of these precious
heritages of rural America have all but
vanished from the scene.
Thanks to scientific and technological
advances, agriculture has become a well-
organized business operation. The size
of farms has necessarily increased. The
number of farmers 'in relation to the
total population has correspondingly de-
creased. Fewer farmers are required to
produce enough food and fiber for our
people with surpluses that continue to
cause us concern.
With the great increases in the produc-
tion of the basic necessities of life we can
find no fault. But for every advance a
price must be paid. Farming throughout
the ages has, indeed, meant more than
the mere production of commodities. As
a necessary way of life its contributions
to the human good amounted to much
more than the fruits of the soil. It also
produced people; people with sturdy char-
acter who greatly desired freedom and
who knew how to use it.
It does not appear that we have yet
found the social and spiritual counter-
parts of the scientific and technological
T he C over Future Farmer Cabinet Members--Three of Florida's
Cabinet members have strong ties with FFA and for the first time in Florida history,
two of the Cabinet members are former FFA presidents. Commissioner of Agricul-
ture Doyle Conner, (left) served as State FFA president in 1947-48, going on to be-
come National FFA president the following year. Attorney General Earl Faircloth,
(right) served as State FFA president in 1937-38. State School Superintendent,
Thomas D. Bailey, (center) has been active in FFA activities throughout his school
career and heads the State Department of Education which has overall supervision
The Florida Future Farmer VOL. xxvI, NO. 1
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 1030, 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.
STATE OFFICERS, 1964-65
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. Pres. ......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 Winter, 1965
NATIONAL OFFICERS, 1964-65
President ......Kenneth H. Kennedy Cadiz, Ky.
1st V. Pres. .Joseph E. Perrigo, Weare, N.H.
2nd V. Pres.. .Robert Franklin Page, Hoboken, Ga.
3rd V. Pres. ....Ivan Ray Hunt, Litchfield, Ariz.
4th V. Pres. .. Larry Ray Prewitt, Thayer, Mo.
Student Secy. Evan J. Green, Ft. Morgan, Colo.
Exec. Secy., Win. Paul Gray, Washington, D.C.
Exec. Treas. ...J. M. Campbell, Richmond, Va.
Nat. Adviser, Dr. A. W. Tenney, Washington, D.C.
By Way of Editorial Comment:
Farming in a Decline?
By DOAK S. CAMPBELL
Former President Florida State University
advances that have been made in recent
years. Suburbia, to which so many of
our rural farm folk have migrated, has
not deevloped the fine human solidarity
of the earlier farm community. Certain-
ly, our industrial urban centers have not
produced the opportunity for our youth to
learn how to work and to share responsi-
bility as was the case with the farm youth
of another generation.
Because of these conditions there is
every reason for those who are responsi-
ble for the program of the Future Farm-
ers of America to redouble their efforts
to achieve their stated goals. Those who
are farmers must be better farmers; not
just better producers, but better citizens,
better business men, better social, spiri-
tual and political leaders. Our ideal
must be that everyone who dedicates him-
self to a life devoted to the business of
agriculture should be worthy at all times
to be addressed as "Mister Farmer."
Special Honor Received By
Ag Education Students
CALVIN ARNOLD, a senior in Agricultural
Education, University of Florida and
President of Collegiate FFA has been se-
lected for a-fellowship in the Ford Foun-
dation Three-Year Master's Degree Pro-
gram. Calvin is the first student from Ag-
ricultural Education to receive this rec-
ognition. We congratulate Calvin. Cal-
vin was a very active member of the Okee-
chobee High School Chapt@r, FFA, and
received the State Farmer Degree. He
attended Indian River Junir College prior
to entering the University of Florida.
William Dampier, former member of
Starke Chapter, FFA, Starke, Florida, re-
ceives the Kroger Scholarship. He holds
the State Farmer Degree in the Florida
Association, FFA. For the second con-
secutive year a student in the Agricultural
Education Department was selected to re-
ceive the Kroger Company Scholarship of
$250.00. The recipient of this award is
chosen on the basis of scholastic achieve-
ments, demonstrated leadership qualities
and financial need. We are proud of Bill
and congratulate him for having been se-
lected. Geeorge Drummond, teacher of
vocational agriculture at New Smyrna
Beach, was last year's recipient.
National F. F. A. Week
February 20-27, 1965
"AGRICULTURE-Our American Heritage"
is the general theme for National FFA
Week, February 15-22 to be observed by
177 chapters and over 9,800 members in
Florida. Kits of material are available
from the Future Farmer Supply Service,
Marion C. Riviere, State FFA Presi-
dent, will receive a Proclamation for Fu-
ture Farmer Week from Governor Hay-
FFA members should complete their
plans on what will be done in their com-
munity to observe Future Farmer Week.
188 Florida Future Farmers Attend
National Convention in Kansas City
THE FLORIDA DELEGATION to the 37thI
Annual National FFA Convention, held
in Kansas City, Missouri, October 13-16, '%
1964, numbered 188 persons. About 67
local chapters were represented and 23
chapter advisers, along with many school
officials, parents and friends were pres-
ent from Florida.
The official delegates representing
Florida were past state FFA president,
Fred Whitelaw, Jr. of the Citrus Chap-
ter at Inverness and State president,
Marion C. Riviere of the Santa Fe chap-
ter at Alachua. Alternate delegates were:
Lewis Ward, Suwannee chapter at Live
Oak, Paul Adams, Lake Weir at Sum-
merfield, Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce,
James B. Wells, Jay, Bobby W. Coburn,
Winter Haven and Mitchell T. Starling,
Leon Mobley of the Macclenny chap-
ter, Robert Hudson, Branford and Don
Walden Stacy, Bartow, were in the Na-
tional Band. The Zephyrhills chapter
State champion string band played on
the special FFA talent Shows. Members
of the band were: Denver Hiott, David
Hutchinson, Tommy Dodd, Henry Hill,
Jimmy Lindsey and Jack Vincent.
D. A. Storms, Vocational Agriculture Keynote speaker at the 37th Annual National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mis-
Coordinator for Hillsborough County was sour was Don Fuqua, Congressman from the State of Florida. He was former State
an honored guest at the convention and President of the FFA Association in 1950-51, American Farmer in 1952 and Star
received the Honorary American Farmer Dairy Farmer. Left to right are: David Fugate, Santa Fe FFA Chapter at Alachua,
1964 Southern Regional Soil and Water Management Award Winner; Tommy Smith,
Degree. President of the Quincy FFA Chapter; H. E. Wood, State Adviser, Florida Associa-
David Fugate, Santa Fe Chapter at tion, FFA; Don Fuqua; John Odom, Starke Chapter, 1964 Green Hand winner and
'Alachua was the winner of the Southern Larry Ford, Malone Chapter, 1964 Southern Regional Award winner in Farm
Region Soil and Water Management Mechanics.
award, and Larry Ford of Malone was
the winner of the Southern Region Farm
The Santa Fe FFA Chapter at Alachua
received a gold emblem, Fort Pierce chap-
ter, Fort Pierce a silver emblem and Pax-
ton chapter at Flarala, Alabama received
a bronze emblem in the National Chapter
Emery Stokes of the Baldwin chapter,
State winner in the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Forestry Contest, made a tour
of Richmond, Cincinnati and St. Louis
before he arrived at the National Con-
vention in Kansas City. His adviser, R.
E. Jones went to the convention via car.
Randy Shelton of the Blountstown
FFA chapter, winner in the Naval'Stores
Forestry award and his adviser, Fred
Ward and several members of the
Blountstown chapter attended the conven-
tion as winners of the St. Regis Forestry
Brad Culverhouse of the Fort Pierce--'
chapter, 1964 Star State Farmer, carried
the Florida State Flag in the "Massing of
the State Flags" ceremony during the
Presentation of Star Farmer Awards at the 37th Annual National FFA Convention. presentation of the Star Farmer Awards.
Standing in front of the Southern Regional Banner, is George Culverhouse, Jr., of The Star American Farmer for 1964 was'
the Ft. Pierce FFA Chapter. Don Carlton Tyler of Conneautville,.
4 Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 19656
Pennsylvania. George Culverhouse, Jr.,
Fort Pierce was the Southern Regional
Appearing on the National Convention
program was the past State and National
president, Victor Butler of Havana, who
participated in the Vesper services,
Tuesday afternoon, October 13. Also at-
tending the convention with Victor were
his wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. V.
Receiving the American Farmer De-
gree at the National Convention were:
Barney Joseph Stephens of Santa Fe,
Richard N. Parramore, Quincy, George
Culverhouse, Jr., Fort Pierce, A. W. Gay-
lord, Branford, David T. King, Jasper,
Rodney A. Hammond, Winter Haven,
John B. Sargent, Jr., Lakeland, Hubert
Larry Walker, Mulberry, Thomas Leon-
ard Thorn, Paxton and Fred Whitelaw,
Receiving the Southern Nitrogen Com-
pany and the Florida Nitrogen Company
Leadership awards in attendance at the
convention were: John Wetmore, Fort
Pierce, Adviser of the 1964 Star State
Farmer, James Wells, Jay, Douglas Pre-
vatt, Pierson, Bobby Coburn, Winter
Haven, Mitchell Starling, Macclenny
and David Fugate, Alachua.
Green Hand award winners, sponsored
by the State Department of Agriculture
attending the convention were the Star
State Green Hand winner, John Odom,
Bradford chapter at Starke and his ad-
viser, Paul Hutchins. District winners
were: Stephen Yodor, Blountstown,
Freddie Hitchcock, Santa Fe chapter at
Alachua, Kent Richard Crakes, Apopka,
Larry Parker, Brandon, and Ronnie Dur-
rance, Peace River at Wauchula.
Farm Mechanic winners sponsored by
the Ford Motor Company attending the
convention were: State winner, Larry
Ford, Malone and his adviser, Douglas
Edwards. District winners were: Jack
D. A. Storms, County Coordinator of
Hillsborough County received the Honor-
ary American Farmer Degree at the 37th
Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1965
Nels J. Ackerson, National FFA President from Indiana presenting the Honorable
Don Fuqua, Congressman from the 9th District with a special plaque at the 37th
SNational FFA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.
Adams, Paxton, Joe Crofton, Pinetta,
Louis Hagan, Santa Fe at Alachua, Carl
Summerall, Tavares, Joe Johnson, Bar-
tow and Brad Culverhouse, Fort Pierce.
Farm Electrification winners attending
the National Convention were: John St.
Martin, Turkey Creek, Glen Busby,
Santa Fe at Alachua, F. D. McCormick
and Kenneth Lee, Advisers at Santa Fe,
Alachua, Dan Earl Royster, Williston,
Charles Holder, Tavares, and Donald
Hinton, Turkey Creek.
Working on the Stage Crew from Flor-
ida were: Paul Adams, Lake Weir chap-
ter at Summerfield, Brad Culverhouse,
Fort Pierce, Bobby Coburn, Winter Ha-
ven, Thomas Smith, Quincy, Randy
Shelton, Blountstown, David Fugate,
Santa Fe, Alachua, Bill Wallace, Wild-
wood, Larry Ford, Malone, Eugene Doss,
Mulberry, Douglas Edwards, Malone,
and R. E. Jones, Baldwin.
Participating on the Courtesy Corps
were: John D. Odom, III, Bradford chap-
ter at Starke, James Wells, Jay, Lewis
Ward, Suwannee chapter at Live Oak,
Paul C. Hutchins, Starke, and Fred Ward,
The Quincy FFA Chapter erected the
FFA Exhibit for the Florida State As-
State Department of Agriculture award
winners attending the convention were:
Aubrey Lewis Ward, Suwannee Chapter
at Live Oak, Eli Beasley, Bronson and
John W. Lee, Turkey Creek.
Florida Cattlemen Association award
winners attending the convention were:
"'James Lusk, of the Lakeland FFA chap-
ter and his adviser, Bruce Howell.
Some of the other Floridians attend-
ing the convention were: Mr. and Mrs.
R. F. Tooke, Teacher of Vocational Agri-
culture, Marianna, Hon. Don Fuqua,
Congressman from the 9th District, Mrs.
A. W. Gaytord, Jr., Branford, Mr.-and
Mrs. A. W. Gaylord, Sr., Branford, Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Butler, Jr.,. Havana, Mr.
and Mrs. C. V. Butler, Havana, Mr. H.
E. Wood, State Adviser, Florida Associ-
ation, FFA, Tallahassee, Mr. and Mrs,
Pacul C. Hutchins, Starke, Sam Hendrix,
Principal of Howard Bishop, and Tom-
mie Tomlinson, Gainesville, Wayne
Poucher, Ormond Beach, Mr. and Mrs.
John L. Stephens, Teacher of Vocational
Agriculture, Bushnell, Mr. L. Warren
Harrell, Bartow, D. A. Storms, Sr., Coun-
ty Coordinator, Hillsborough County,
Plant City, Mr. Delmar P. Montgomery,
Principal, Inverness, C. H. Ortt, Princi-
pal, Winter Haven High School, Mr. W.
H. Purcell, Principal, Mulberry, Mrs.
Marie Roach, Tampa, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
J. Keen, Lake Wales, Mrs. George Cul-
verhouse, Jr., Fort Pierce, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Raikes and son, Bill from Fort
Pierce. Hon. Fuqua and the Rev. Poucher
were both featured speakers on the pro-
Functions attended by various members
of the Florida delegation included the of-
ficial delegates luncheon, the Swift and
Company breakfast, honoring the Ameri-
can Farmers, the Sears Roebuck lunch-
eon, honoring the Foundation winners,
the Ford Motor Company dinner, honor-
ing the Vocational Agriculture Teachers,
the Butler Manufacturing Company
breakfast, honoring the American Farm-
ers, the State Star Farmers and the FFA
Foundation winners, the Farm Electri-
fication award winners were guests of the
Farm Electrification Council, the General
Motors breakfast in honor of the dele-
gates and Foundation winners, the judg-
ing teams from the Alachua and Mari-
anna chapters were guests of the Ameri-
can Royal Association for breakfast on
FFA Plans at Florida
State Fair Announced
IN BOTH FFA Dairy and Beef Cattle at
the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Feb-
ruary 2-13, 1964, all FFA members and
chapters will be exhibiting for Fair
Awards: blue, $10; red, $7.50; white, $5.
The FFA Judging Team with high
score for Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle and
Swine wins the Florida State Fair Ro-
tating Cup and Rosette. The Florida
State Fair will present rosettes to the
Champion -FFA Dairy Judging Team,
the Champion FFA Beef Cattle Judging
Team and the Champion FFA Swine
The State Department of Agriculture,
Doyle Conner, Commissioner, sponsors
annually a trip for the State FFA Live-
stock Judging Team (beef and swine)
to the American Royal Livestock and
Horse Show in Kansas City, Missouri.
Also, they sponsor annually a trip for
the State FFA Champion Dairy Judg-
in Team to the National Dairy Cattle
Congress, Waterloo, Iowa.
Dairy cattle must be in assigned
places at the fair no later than 10:00
p. m. Monday, February 1, 1965. Judging
is at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 2.
The Florida Jersey Cattle Club will
present a special plaque to the exhibi-
tor of the champion Jersey female.
The Holstein Association will present
a model cow to the exhibitor of the
champion Holstein female.
The Florida Dairy Products Associa-
tion will present a trophy to the Pre-
miere Exhibitor in the FFA Division.
FFA Beef Cattle will be on exhibit
the second week of the fair, February
8-13 inclusive. Beef animals must not be
brought to the State Fair grounds until
after 5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7,
1965, and must be in place no later than
midnight on February 7.
Judging will begin at 9:00 a. m., Mon-
day, February 8. Animals will be re-
leased after 8:00 p. m., Saturday, Feb-
The Florida Brahman Association will
present special plaques to the exhibitors
of the champion Brahman bull and
champion Brahman female.
The Florida Angus Association offers
plaques for the grand champion Angus
bull and for the grand champion Angus
The Florida Cattleman magazine spon-
sors an annual award to the top FFA
showman entering and showing his own
animal in the 1965 Florida State Fair.
The Florida Hereford Association of-
fers plaques for the champion and re-
serve Hereford bull and for the cham-
pion and reserve Hereford female.
The Hillsborough County Cattleman's
Association offers a trophy to the out-
standing FFA Beef herdsman based on
cleanliness of herd, stalls and aisles, the
neatness and deportment of exhibitor,
and promptness in getting animals into
the Show Ring.
The American Shorthorn Association
will add 20 per cent to the premiums
paid by the Florida State Fair in the
FFA division of the Shorthorn compe-
SThe Florida Shorthorn Breeders As-
sociation offers special awards or tro-
phies to the exhibitor of the Champion
Shorthorn bull and for the Champion
Fat Stock Show and Sale
Many Future Farmers are preparing
steers to show at the Eleventh Annual
Florida Fat Stock Show and Sale, spon-
sored jointly by the Agriculture Commit-
tee of the Greater Tampa Chamber of
Commerce and the Florida Cattleman's.
Animals will be entered on Tuesday,
February 2, and will be on exhibit until
they are sold on Friday, February 5,
at 1:30 p. m. Judging will take place at
1:00 p. m., Thursday, February 4.
Many premiums and awards will be
given for the Grand and Reserve cham-
pions of the show in each division, along,
with the first five winners in each class.
There will be special Herdsman and
Record Book awards.
All animals entered will be eligible for
the Florida Table Beef Contest spon-
sored by the Florida Retail Federation
and the Greater Tampa Chamber of
Commerce. All carcasses grading prime
on the rail will receive an additional
premium of $10. Numerous special
awards will also be presented.
Poultry Eggs Rabbits
Numerous awards will be presented
to FFA exhibitors of poultry and eggs.
There will be special Youth Poultry and
Egg Judging contests for those exhibit-
ing at the Florida State Fair.
The State champion FFA Poultry and
Egg Judging Team will receive a trip
to the American Royal Livestock Show
and Horse Show in Kansas City, which
is sponsored annually by the Florida
State Department of Agriculture.
Then there are awards of $25, $20,
$15, $10 and $5 in the FFA Poultry
Judging Contest and $10, $7.50 and $5
in the Egg Judging Contest.
The Supersweet Feeds Company, Wil-
liam E. Lavinghousez, Manager, Or-
lando, Florida, will present a trophy to
the winning FFA Poultry Judging Team.
The Florida Egg Commission will
award a special trophy to the winning
FFA Judging Team.
A rotating trophy will again be pre-
sented in the Youth Rabbit Show by
the State Department of Agriculture.
Cash prizes, ribbons and Special Awards
will also be given top ranking entries.
ture Farnn for Wiatr, 1965
Never a Christmas morning,
Never an Old Year Ends,
But someone thinks of someone,
Old Days, Old Times, Old Friends.
So with these precious thoughts in mind we are sending our Christmas
letter-because of time and so many overseas friends I have to be content
in writing an annual to keep you informed of doings don-under.
1964 has been an exciting and very happy year for Barbara and myself.
Mother Nature has poured forth a very good season. Our lawns, trees and
shrubs have been picture of colour for many weeks-a reward for many,
many hours of hard work.
Our biggest news for 1964 is the arrival of our second daughter, Cindy
Gaye, on August 13th-weighing at birth 7 pounds 8 ounces. Cindy is a very
contented babe and so much like Jenny Lee in looks, when she was a babe.
Jenny is now a very active three and Dad's right hand girl when feeding
cattle around the different pastures.
The Olympic Games are now under way as this letter goes to press. We
hope our athletes will do credit for their country.
Australia has retained the cricket "ashes" (a game which bores me to
Cup to Australia.
At last, I have obtained my*private pilot's license--only after much
study and failings in the theory exams. The long, warm summer days will
soon be with us, and ideal weather for flying.
Weare looking forward to hearing from each and everyone of you. Mes-
sages from overseas friends are greatly appreciated. It's so wonderful to
be reminded that we still care for each other.
Furthermore, we hope that your name will be on the pages of our Guest
Book during 1965.
Sincere good wishes,
ALLAN D., BARBARA, JENNY AND CINDY ALEXANDER
Congressman Confers Congratulations-Congressman D. R. "Billy" Matthews is shown
above congratulating young Emery Stokes of Baldwin as state winner of the 1964
cooperative FFA forestry program sponsored annually by the Seaboard Air Line Rail-
road Company, while looking on (left to right) are Fred R. Conner, Manager, Wood
Procurement, Rayonier, Inc., Fernandina Beach; Robert E. Jones of Baldwin, young
Stokes' Vocational Agriculture teacher, and Charles S. Barrett, Seaboard's Assistant
General Freight Agent at Jacksonville. As state winner from Florida, young Stokes
will make a tour which will include visits to Richmond, Va., Cincinnati, 0., St. Louis,
Mo., and Kansas City, Mo., for the National FFA Convention.
16th Annual Brandon Fair and
Stock Show Reviewed
'THE SIXTEENTH Annual Hillsborough
S County Junior Agriculture Fair was held
at the Brandon High School Athletic
Field on October 22-23-24 and was the
most successful in its history.
Ninety-eight prize show cattle were on
exhibition with larger exhibits of poultry,
rabbits, and ornamentals. The eight
large youth exhibits arranged by the Fu-
S ture Farmers, Future Homemakers, and
S 4-H Clubs were outstanding as were the
fifteen educational exhibits shown by
commercial firms. Over $2500.00 in prize
money, rosettes and ribbons was paid
The Tampa Electric Company and
General Telephone Company gave beau-
tiful trophies to outstanding FFA and
4-H exhibitors. Evening entertainment
included Horse Show sponsored by the
Rotary Club of Brandon, a Talent Show
sponsored by the Hillsborough County
Farm Bureau, a Jumping Frog contest
sponsored by the Brandon News, and
a Harvest Queen Contest sponsored by
the Women's Service League of Bran-
don. Fifteen, Civic and Service Clubs
of Brandon and the State Department of
Agriculture sponsor the fair with Joe
SMulrennan of Brandon serving as mana-
Christine Brahler, a Robinson High
School Senior, won the Harvest Queen
Contest from a group of thirty-six con-
Eugene Strickland won the General
Telephone Trophy as the high indivi-
dual in judging cattle and the Frank-
lin Jr. chapter won the General Tele-
phone Trophy for high team in judging.
Turkey Creek won first place in the six
FFA exhibits with Pinecrest second.
Junior officers of the fair were: Fern
S rida Future Farmer for Winter, 1965
McIntosh, President (Also president
Girls 4-H County Council); Sandra Link,
Vice president (President F. H. A.
County Council); Johnny Lee, Treasurer
(President County Federation, F.F.A.);
Billy Moorman, Secretary (President
Boys 4-H County Council).
D. A. Storms, Supervisor of Voca-
tional Agriculture for Hillsborough
County, serves as Executive Secretary-
Treasurer. The Southland Amusements
Company furnishes the midway attrac-
tion which is almost entirely rides and
other clean amusement for the young-
sters and no games of chance.
Won at National
AT THE NATIONAL Dairy Judging Con-
gress, Waterloo, Iowa, October 6, 1964
the Florida Association was represented
by the Gainesville-Buchholz FFA chap-
ter in Dairy Cattle Judging. The team
was composed of Joe Montgomery, Joe
Smith and David Hunter.
In Dairy Products Division, the team
composed of Joe Smith, Billy Looney
and Joe Montgomery, won a silver em-
blem. Individual placings were: Joe
Montgomery silver, Joe Smith and
Bill Looney Bronze.
In Dairy Cattle Division, the team
won a bronze emblem. Individual plac-
ings were: David Hunter silver, Joe
Montgomery bronze and Joe Smith
At the National Meats Judging Con-
test in Kansas City, Missouri, the Flor-
ida Association, FFA was represented
by the Santa Fe chapter and.won a sil-
ver emblem. Individual placings were:
Ronnie Prentice--gold, Lowell Parrish-
silver, and Glen Busby-bronze.
The Santa Fe FFA chapter at Alach-
ua Poultry and Egg Judging Team won
a silver emblem award. Individual plac-
ings were: James Petty and Kenneth
Young-gold emblem and Charles Ker-
In National Livestock Judging Con-
tests, the Marianna FFA chapter re-
ceived a participation certificate. Ken-
neth Godfrey and Dan Coulette received'
honorable mention certificates and Jack-
ie Peacock received a participation cer-
Nels J. Ackerson, National FFA President from Indiana presenting Wayne Pouchee
from Ormond Beach who was a guest speaker at the National FFA Convention. Wayner
is a former State FFA officer and National Champion Speaker.
FFA Day at Florida State Fair to be Fe ruary 6, 1965
Meet Your Friend inthe Grandstand!
Glenn Cunningham, Tate Chapter at
Gonzalez showed the reserve grand cham-
pion, also the FFA champion in the Fat
stock Show at the Florida State Fair in
Tampa. His 1024 pound Hereford steer
was bought by Herman Sausage Com-
pany, Tampa, for $901.12.
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, addressing Future
Farmers and guests during FFA Day
ceremonies at the Florida State Fair.
UPON entering the State Fair Grounds,
go directly to the Grandstand for regis-
tration for the special FFA Day Pro-
gram and to renew acquaintances.
Before the program starts, group
leaders will be labeled and stationed at
intervals in front of the Grandstand.
Members of the Dairy Judging Teams
will be told when to move out to their re-,
spective groups, which will go directly to
the Mayo Livestock Pavilion. After the
program, group leaders for the livestock
judging contest (beef cattle and hogs)
will be stationed in front of the. Grand-
stand and members of the judging teams
will be told when to move out to their
F. F. A. DAY PROGRAM Florida State Fair Tampa, February 6, 1965
General Program Chairman, H. E. Wood, State Supervisor, Agricultural Education
Master of Ceremonies, Marion C. Riviere, Santa Fe-Alachua, State President, Florida Association, FFA
8:00 A.M.--Admission and Registration
8:00- 9:00-Entertainment: Zephyrhills FFA State Cham-
pion String Band, Welden Johnson, Jr., Starke-
Bradford, State Champion Harmonica Player,
and the North Marion State Champion Quartet
9:00- 9:05-Invocation and Salute to the Flag
9:05- 9:15-Organizing Dairy Cattle Judging Teams
9:15- 9:20-Presentation of Egg Judging Awards Bill
Lawrence, Chairman, Florida Egg Commission
9:20: 9:25-Presentation of Poultry Judging Awards by
William E. Lavinghousez, Florida Sales Mana-
ger, Supersweet Feeds, Orlando
9:25- 9:30-Presentation of State Poultry and Egg Judging
Award, Honorable Doyle Conner, Commission-
er of Agriculture, State of Florida
9:301 9:35-Presentation of Grand Champion Winners in
FFA Livestock Show, Honorable Doyle Conner,
Commissioner of Agriculture, State of Florida
9:35- 9:40-Welcome Address--Carl D. Brorein, President,
Florida State Fair Ass'n
9:40- 9:45-Introduction of Guests-H. E. Wood, State
Adviser, FFA, and Lewis Ward, Suwannee-
Live Oak, State Vice-President
9:45- 9:50-Greetings--Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
9:50- 9:55-Presentation of Honorary State Farmer De-
gree by the State Officers of Fla. Ass'n, FFA
9:55-10:00-Presentation of the Progressive Farmer of the
Year Award-Vernon Miller, Editor
10:00-10:05-Presentation of Naval Stores Awards-Down-
ing Musgrove, Manager, American Turpen-
tine Farmers Association, Valdosta, Ga.
10:05-10:15-Entertainment-Miss Helen Bretton, Arcadia
Chapter, State FFA Sweetheart
10:15-10:25-Organizing Livestock Judging Teams
10: 25-12: 00-Judging Livestock
1:00- 6:00-Attending Auto Races, Visiting Agricultural
P.M. and Commercial Exhibits
General information for judging
teams: For each chapter, three boys
will compose a team in livestock judg-
ing. There will be no substitutions in
any oi the contests after judging begins.
Eacn group will be given a total of ten
minutes for general inspection and of-
ficial placing of each of the four entries
in eacu class. Explicit instructions will
S be given group leaders in Tampa before
the judging begins.
Now is the Time
-FOR THE TOP second-year member in
each chapter to send his Chapter Far-
mer Application to the state office so
that his certificate and pin will be pre-
sented at the chapter banquet os some
other special occasion.
-For the State Farmer Applications
to be submitted to the Area Supervisor,
along with the story, bust photo of the
candidate and test.
-For the American Farmer Applica-
tions to be sent to the State Executive
Secretary for checking prior to making
the final copy.
--Complete plans to attend and par-
: ticipate in the activities at the Florida
State Fair in Tampa.
. --Complete plans for your Naval
Stores Project in 1965, and submit your
entry forms to the State Office by Feb-
J. ruary 1, 1965.
S) --Complete your Farm Mechanics
and Farm Electrification Application,
type and send to Area Supervisor by
March 1, 1965.
-Complete plans to participate in the
State Meats Judging Contest at the Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, March 12,
-To re-check your Dairy Farming,
S Field Crops and Soil and Water Man-
agement Award Applications to be sub-
mitted to Area Supervisor by March
-To get ready to compete in the
County and State Land Judging Contest
at Hillsborough County, April 2-3. 1965.
-To keep the wood fires out-com-
plete your work in Forestry and submit
your application for the Seaboard Air
Line Railroad Award and the Rayonier
Scholarship by April 1, 1965.
-Put the finishing touches on your
Public Speaking Manuscript in the chap-
ter contest, submit three copies to the
Sub-District Chairman by April 10, 1965
and participate in the Sub-District Con-
test, April 23-24, 1965.
SSee you at the 1965
The nation's top cowboys compete for
big cash prizes for bronc busting,
brahma bull riding, calf roping and
other exciting events!
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I See Florida's greatest annual attraction Remodeled buildings! New ex-
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grove, ranch and farm...exciting displays from Florida's industrial and
commercial assets... exhibits from Florida's educational institutions..., the
19th annual Florida Electrical Exposition...impressive juried arts and
crafts show, a part of which will be an exhibit in a number of Florida gal-
leries and museums during the coming year... all new Women's World
... National Speedways' Championship IMCA Auto Races... Florida Inter.
national Center with exhibits from many lands, and sensational Shrine
Spectacular February 21
Special Youth Events
Tuesday, Feb. 2 10:00 a.m.-Youth Egg Judging
Wednesday, Feb. 3 10:00 a.m.-Poultry Judging Youth Show
Thursday, Feb. 4 10:00 a.m.-Youth Rabbit Judging
1:00 p.m.-Fat Stock Judging
Friday, Feb. 5 1:00 p.m.-Florida Fat Stock Sale
6:00 p.m.-FFA Poultry Team Judging
7:30 p.m.-Parade of Dairy Champions
Saturday, Feb. 6 9:00 a.m.-FFA Team Judging, Dairy, Beef and
Monday, Feb. 8. 9:00 a.m.-Youth Beef Cattle Judging
Thursday; Feb. 11 Parade of Beef Champions
'Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1965
Florida Futtxre Farmer for Winter, 190t'
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The Florida delegation at the National Future Farmer Convention in Ka
National Junior Horticulturist
Competition Has Florida Winners
THE Hastings Judging, Grading and Each member of the team receive
Identification team composed of Jimmy wrist watch, a jacket and a N. J.
"Floyd, Dale Barstow and Chris Keller Pin.
won first place in National competition Jimmy and Dale were the two hi
at the National Junior Horticulturist scoring individuals in the contest. (
Association meeting in New Orleans, in placed 8th.
the FFA Division. They were accom-
panied by their adviser, John Dennis.
This was the first time that a team l
from Florida has won. The team re- Blt t n
ceived the Revolving Grange Plaque.
--- 1964 Florida F
THE BLOUNTSTOWN CHAPTER of Future
Farmers of America was presented the
first place award of $250 for the best
school forest in 1963-64 school year, by
George Stough, District Forester, St. Re-
gis Paper Company. The presentation
was made at a special dinner for the
Vocational Agriculture Teachers during
their annual conference in Orlando.
This was sponsored by the St.
Regis Paper Company and the follow-
ing Electrical Power Suppliers: Gulf
Power Company, Pensacola, Tampa
Electric Company, Tampa, Florida
Power Corporation, St. Petersburg and
the Florida Power and Light Company,
nsas City, Mo., October, 1964.
The Demonstration team from Santa
Fe High School, Alachua, composed of
Jimmy Emerson and Craig Lewis, and
accompanied by Fenwick McCormick
placed 7th in the Marketing Division.
Robert R. Swilley of the Pinecrest
FFA chapter was the State winni r of
the Production and Marketing ,,'ard
and attended the convention.
The above were awarded expense for
their trip by the Florida Powei End
ikes First Place in
The Bradford FFA chapter at Slarke
was runner-up, winning $100 and the
Brooksville FFA chapter placed third
and received $75.
Baker FFA chapter was fourth, Ft.
Pierce FFA chapter was fifth and New
Smyrna Beach-Senior FFA chapter was
sixth, each receiving $50.
The St. Regis Paper Company of
Jacksonville and Pensacola sponsors
these FFA Chapter Forest awards each
year. The entries are judged and ranked
in order with an award being made in
each of the six FFA districts in the state.
The $250 award is for a trip to the Na-
tional FFA Convention in Kansas City
in October. Chapter advisers, Lamar
Florida Fuatu PFnpr for Winer, 1985 .
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These 16mm films available from
Curriculum Library, State Depart-
ment of Education, Knott Build-
ing, Room 310, Tallahassee.
F- 99-LET'S PAVE IT
F-101-THE JOHN PORTER
F-102-IT'S NOT ALL SMOKE
F-105-THE 304 BUSHEL
1964-4 STAR FARMERS OF
Jones and Fred Ward, and Johnny
Capps, chapter president made the
The inspecting team of G. C. Norman,
Program Specialist of Agriculture Edu-
cation, George Stough; District Forester,
St. Regis Paper Company, Jacksonville,
and Morris W. McClure of the Florida
Forest Service, Tallahassee praised the
Future Farmers for their continued
work in Forestry.
Blountstown FFA chapter was select-
ed the winner because of the overall
job of forest management and the par-
ticipation of the FFA boys in carrying
out their plan of activities for the 1963-
64 school year. Their management plan
of the forest included: Construction and
maintenance of fire lines, reforestation
of land by planting pine seedlings, har-
vesting, demonstration of Naval Stores
and demonstration plots on use of fire
in the forest, and spraying for insect
control. Also, they have set up an out-
door classroom for use in teaching for-
Moore Named to
W. L. MOORE, Chicago, Illinois, Presi-
dent of the American Oil Company has
been named to serve during 1965 as
chairman of the Sponsoring Committee
for the Future Farmers of America
Working with him as vice chairman
will be Byron J. Nichols, Detroit, Michi-
gan, General Manager of the Dodge Car
and Truck Division of Chrysler Corpor-
Mr. Moore, who served as vice chair-
man this year, succeeds Curry W. Stoup
Coldwater, Ohio, president of New Idea
Farm Equipment Company, in the chair-
The FFA Foundation is the organiza-
tion that provides funds for award pro-
grams to stimulate higher achievement
among vocational agriculture students
and Future Farmer members throughout
the nation. About $185,000 is spent for
this purpose each year. Mr. Moore's
principal responsibility as chairman of
the Sponsoring Committee will be to
contact potential fund donors during the
coming year. Currently, about 450 busi-
ness and industrial companies, organi-
zations, and individuals make annual
contributions to support the FFA Foun-
The election of Mr. Moore and Mr.
Nichols took place during a dinner
meeting of the donors held in conjunc-
tion with the 37th annual national con-
vention of Future Farmers of America
in Kansas City. Both American Oil
Company and Chrysler Corporation are
long-time supporters of the FFA pro-
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Zephyrhills FFA Chapter State Champion String Band entertaining at the National
FFA and 4-H Featured at North
Florida Fair;.400 FFA on Hand
THE F.F.A. and 4-H Club members
were featured in a special program of
activities at the North Florida Fair,
Saturday, October 31st. More than four
hundred Future Farmers, representing
twenty-three chapters in the "Big Ben"
area, were present to participate in a
Farm Judging Contest, and a special
program during which awards were
made to members for outstanding par-
ticipation in the FFA Hog Show and
Winning ribbons and cash awards for
chapter exhibits in the fair were: Blue
-Havana, Red-Sopchoppy, Greenville,
Crawfordville and Quincy, White-Mon-
ticello. Vernon, Pinetta, Tallahassee
(Leon), Tallahassee (Rickards), and
In the Breeder Hog Show, Grand
Champions were shown by: Larry Ford,
Malone and Terry Putnal, Mayo-Duroc
Boar and Sow. Lee FFA Chapter,
Hampshire sow. Larry Hatcher and
Jimmy Westbrook, Malone, Spotted Po-
land China boar and sow.
Larry Ford, Malone, exhibited the
FFA and Grand Champion Barrow, and
Ken Bryant, Greensboro, the Reserve
FFA Champion. The Grand Champion
was purchased by the Tallahassee Fed-
eral Savings and Loan Association of
Tallahassee for 55c per pound, and the
Reserve Champion was purchased by
Suber and Johnson of Tallahassee for
38c per pound.
Larry Hatcher (Malone) outstanding
record in the FFA Hog Show this year,
plus his previous accomplishments in
swine production and showing, earned
for him the fifth Annual Flint River
Mills Award of $100 for expenses in at-
tending the 1965 National FFA Conven-
tion. The award was presented during
ceremonies at the Annual Youth Day
Program at the North Florida Fair on
October 31st by Mr. W. E. Woodward,
President of Flint River Mills.
Eight FFA chapters, Malone, Greens-
boro, Tallahassee (Leon), Tallahassee
(Richards), Branford, Chipley, Jasper
and Lee participated in the Sears FFA
Hog Show for awards presented by the
Tallahassee Sears Store.
Greensboro, Tallahassee (Rickards)
and Vernon rated first, second and third
in the Farm Judging and Contest which
had twenty-three teams competing.
Qualifying to participate in the State
'Poultry and Egg Judging Contest at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa were:
Greensboro, Lee, Tallahassee (Leon),
Blounstown, Monticello, Santa Fe., Sr.,
Santa Fe., Jr. and Tallahassee (Rick-
District VI Officers'
Leadership Training Camp
A CHAPTER OFFICERS' Leadership Train-
ing Camp was held at Camp Byrd, Avon
Park, November 21-22, 1964. In attend-
ance were eighty Chapter Officers from
15 Chapters in District VI.
The Avon Park Chapter handled the
registration Saturday morning. The
Leadership Program started after lunch
with the presentation of "Working Effec-
tively with Individuals and Groups" by
.Marion Riviere, State F.F.A. President,
and Miss Mary Jo Holland, State F.H.A.
After a quiz on the F.F.A. and a Green
Hand Degree Ceremony by Hardee Coun-
ty Officers, the work groups met in re-
viewing and planning to carry out Chap-
te Officers' responsibilities.
After dinner, the LaBelle Chapter gave
a Chapter Farmer Degree Ceremony
Demonstration and Mr. Warren Harrell,
County Co-ordinator of Vocational Agri-
culture, Polk County, spoke to the group
and emphasized the importance of "De-
veloping a Personal Public Relations Pro-
gram"; then the Officers continued to
work in groups planning and carrying out
the chapter program of work.
During the evening, a movie of the
"1964 Four Star Farmers" was shown
with George Culverhouse of Ft. Pierce,
being featured as Southern Regional Star
Farmer. Planned recreation for the eve-
ning consisted of a party and dance with
the Future Homemakers of America from
Avon Park High School.
Sunday morning, the Belle Glade
Chapter opened the program with a
demonstration of an Honorary Chapter
Farmer Degree Ceremony and the Of-
ficers' groups met again to study "Keep-
ing Records of Chapter and Individual
Accomplishments." This was followed
by an Installation Program by Manatee
The Morning Worship Program "Our
Four Freedoms." sponsored by the Avon
Park F.F.A. Chapter, was presented by
many State and Chapter Officers and
featured Willard Durrance, former State
F.F.A. Officer and Mr. George Douglas,
School Superintendent-Elect, Highlands
County. Special music was presented
by Miss Gale Rhodes of Avon Park and
Miss Helen Bretton, State F.F.A. Sweet-
heart from Arcadia.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1965
PCA Sponsorship of
FFA Activities is
Broader This Year
THE Statewide Advertising Committee,
Production Credit Associations, are sup-
ported by the ten Production Credit
Associations in Florida.
This year they have increased their
sponsorship of Future Farmer Activ:ties.
They are continuing to sponsor the Skate
Farmer Keys for members receiving the
State Farmer Degree at the 37th Annual
State FFA Convention, June 17, 1965.
In addition, they will be sponsoring
the Annual Delegates and Advisers
Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, June
They are also making monies available
to help pay the expenses of Chapter Of-
ficers' Leadership Training meetings in
Mr. R. D. Willis is the Chairman of
Statewide Production Credit Association
Committee, representing the ten Associ-
ations in Florida. Members of the com-
mittee are Messrs. Al Whitmore and C.
B. Long, Jr.
Letters of anpreciation -hould be writ-
ten by the F. F. A. Chapter Advisers
and members to the Secretary-Treasurer
of the Production Credit Association "'n
local areas with a copy going to Mr.
Willis when appropriate.
The following is a list with complete
Bradenton Production Credit Associ-
ation, Mr. Herbert Cook, General Man-
ager, P.O. Box 71, Bradenton, Florida.
Central Florida Production Credit As-
sociation, Mr. John P. Payne, Manager,
1916 North Orange Avenue Orlando,
Farmers Production Credit Associa-
tion, Mr. Charles B. Long, Jr., General
Manager, P.O. Box 35-236, Riverside
Station, Miami, Florida.
Florida Citrus Production Credit As-
sociation, Mr. A. H. Whitmore, General
Manager, P.O. Box 2111, Orlando, Flor-
Gainesville Production Credit Associ-
tion, Mr. Henry Frazee, Manager, P.O.
Drawer "N", Gainesville, Florida.
Gulf-Ridge Production Credit Asso-
ciation, Mr. Russell D. Willis, Manager,
P.O. Box 870, Lakeland, Florida.
Marianna Production Credit Associa-
tion, Mr. C. F. Morton, Manager, P.O.
Box 330, Marianna, Florida
Monticello Production Credit Associ-
ation, Mr. J. S. Elam, Manager, P. O.
Box 429, Monticello, Florida.
Northeast Production Credit Associa-
tion, Mr. J. E. Dukes, Manager, P.O.
Box 328, Palatka, Florida.
North Florida Production Credit As-
sociation, M. Aubrey Fowler, General
Manager, P.O. Box 668, Live Oak,
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For thirty-seven glowing years
These friends of man and the soil,
Have shown us how to live and serve,
How true pleasure caps real toil.
They learn to do, they do to learn,
They learn to live, and to serve;
From end to end this land of ours
Has echoed their skill and nerve.
Such bands of youth in every state
Have held to the lofty goal,
Entwining nature's generous gifts
With man's mind and heart and soul.
The Founding Fathers' word and pen
qhnwdr vision beyond compare,
That vision gripped our rural youth
drawing them to serve and care.
For their annual group conventions
They've selected special guests
To help review and plan ahead,
As. they set new goals and tests.
'Tis then they honor chosen ones
For support down through the years;
Today I'm one of the fifty-eight,
Blurry-eyed from joyful tears.
They picked from Maine and Washing-
ton, Florida and Hawaii,
From the plains of North Dakota
From the hills of Tennessee.
State directors, teacher trainers,
Supervisors, service men,
Teachers, dads and business leaders,
Still on call, just tell us when.
ALBERT J. PAULUS
(From FFA National Convention,
Kansas City, Missouri, 10/12-17/64)
P ti 1 1--- .
Doyle Conner, Commissioner of Agriculture, with the State FFA Officers in his office
during the State FFA Officers Goodwill Tour. Left to right: Mitchell Starling, Sixth
Vice President, Florida Association, FFA, Macclenny; Lewis Ward, First Vice
President, Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak; James Wells, Fourth Vice President of
the State Association from Jay; Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner; Brad
.Culverhouse, Third Vice President of the State Association, Fort Pierce; Marion C.
xriviere, State President, Alachua; Bobby W. Coburn, Fifth Vice President of the
State Association from Winter Haven, and Paul Adams, Second State Vice President
from Lake Weir-Summerfield Chapter.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1965
That Inspiring Group
As one looks back in fair survey
On the good things life has wrought,
_ With open mind and gentle mood,
Weighing cred as he ought,
y He'll notice time and time again
Like a beacon, night and day
The growth and fruits of rural youth,
Guided by their FFA.
F.F.A. News and Personal Items
THE WINNER of this year's annual Chief-
land FFA Corn Growing Contest is Wen-
dell Corbin, a senior in the Chiefland
High School. Wendell's corn yield was
84.6 bushels per acre. He received a
cash award of $50.00 from Mr. L. W.
Drummond, President of the Levy County
Bank Five other winners received awards
from Chiefland business firms.
THE BRADENTON FFA Chapter gave a
Parliamentary Procedure demonstration
at a recent district meeting attended by
200 members of Cooperative Education
Clubs of America.
B. J. BRETZ, Vocational Agriculture
Teacher, says that "out of ten 1964 grad-
uates of the Pompano Senior High School
who had taken Vocational Agriculture,
four are pursuing further education in
Agriculture at college and three others
are employed in agricultural businesses."
A recent issue of the Ft. Lauderdale Daily
News carried a feature story on the Pom-
pano Beach Vo-Ag program, with a pic-
ture showing two members with Santa
Gertrudis steers. Eight members are
growing out steers on the school farm and
showed them at the South Florida Fair at
West Palm Beach in January.
THE MANATEE County Future Farmers
of America Federation was organized at
a recent meeting in Bradenton. Officers
elected were: President, Mike Nicholas,
Bradenton; First Vice-President, John
Chaney, Southeast Senior High; Second
and third Vice-Presidents, David Cash and
Buddy Keen, both of the Palmetto Chap-
ter; Fouth Vice-President, Ronnie San-
'taniello, Bradenton; Fifth Vice-President,
Charles Wilson, Southeast Junior Chap-
ter; Sixth Vice-President, Jerry Warren.
A steering committee was appointed to
draw up a constitution and make further
plans for the group.
THE IMPERIAL POLK COUNTY FFA Fed-
eration has elected the following officers
for 1964-65: Don Buxton of Winter Ha-
ven, President; James Stone, Winter Ha-
ven, Vice-President; Kenny Harvey, Mul-
berry, Secretary; Mike Richardson, Au-
burndale, Treasurer; Joe Johnson, Bar-
tow, Reporter; Donnie Glover, Haines
City, Sentinel; Charles Palmer, Lakeland,
THE SEBRING Vocational Agriculture de-
partment recently acquired an additional
eight acres of land for use in training
students. The land will be used for a
citrus and ornamental plant nursery and
for growing out calves owned by Voca-
tional 'Agriculture students. According
to Tom Stoutamire, Vocational Agricul-
ture Teacher, the State Plant Board has
approved the site for a citrus nursery. An
overhead irrigation system will be in-
Florida Future Farmer for Winter 1965
THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FFA 4-H
Registered Hereford Calf Chain, has prov-
en to be highly successful. The sponsors,
Herman Sausage Company, gave two
heifers in 1960 to start the chain and
there are now 15 heifers and a bull in the
herd, for which the sponsors paid from
$1500 to $3000 each. Selected FFA Chap-
ters and 4-H Clubs are given heifers which
are in turn assigned to selected members.
Each youth keeps the calf and after it is
weaned the mother is passed on to an-
other boy. A project bull is kept on the
Evans Ranch and sires all progeny of the
breeder heifers. The youths who care for
the heifers agree to show them at the
Hillsborough Junior Agricultural Fair
and the Florida State Fair in Tampa.
This Calf Chain is a pet project of Mr.
Bill Watkins, principal owner of Herman
Sausage Company and Mr. Dan C. Stowe,
President and General Manager of the
TURKEY CREEK Future Farmers have be-
come affiliated with the Central Florida
Vegetable Growers Association, according
to Bronson Mela, Manager. The chapter
has been made an honorary member of
the Co-op for the following purposes: (1)
To advance the interests of farm coopera-
tives, (2) To assist the chapter in having
a good entry in the Chapter Cooperative
MARION COUNTY'S FFA'ers participated
in a big way in Farm-City Week activi-
ties sponsored by the Ocala-Marion Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce, according to
several news clippings received in the
State Office. Chamber officials pointed
out that Agriculture is "big business" in
Marion County. The retail value of agri-
culture products grown in the county each
year is in excess of $83,800,000. There are
1735 farms comprising 726,060 acres of
land. F.F.A. chapters cooperated in the
Farm-City Week celebration by placing
displays in store windows and putting on
Civic Club Programs. The Lake Weir
Chapter Sweetheart, Jeanie Tahlier,
posed for several pictures which appeared
in newspapers. In each case a Future
Farmer appeared with her, explaining
some phase of the agriculture industry
in the county.
WALLACE LEE MCKEEHAN, a graduate of
Lake Weir High School and former out-
standing F.F.A. member there, has been
selected to participate in the Ford Foun-
dation three-year Master's Degree Pro-
gram, according to Tobert A. Bryan, As-
sistant Dean of the University of Florida.
Wallace is a Junior in the College of Arts
and Sciences at the University of Florida,
majoring in Chemistry The Ford Foun-
dation provides funds for subsidizing
superior students who are working toward
advanced degrees and who maintain satis-
factory progress toward this goal.
ALACHUA COUNTY has a practice of select-
ing a top farm family and an outstanding
city family for recognition during Farm-
City Week. The two families selected this
year were Ralph Brown of Hawthorne,
and James B. Strickland of Gainesville.
They were entertained at a banquet in the
auditorium of Florida Fant Bureau in
Gainesville. It is interesting to note that
Ralph Brown is a former member of the
Hawthorne FFA Chapter and is now a
full time farmer raising strawberries,
watermelons, pecans, corn and vegetables
in addition to cattle and chickens. He
is a member of the Farm Bureau. James
B. Strickland, born in Alabama, holds
B.S. and M.S. degrees from Auburn Uni-
versity and has been with the United
States Department of Agriculture since
1950. He is presently director of the
Mastitis Control Section of the Division
of Animal Husbandry, Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
CRAWFORDVILLE VOCATIONAL Agriculture
students are building a greenhouse for
use in producing vegetable plants and
SOME 800 college-bound high school and
Junior College students will be treated
to a series of 26 barbecues and receptions
throughout the state in an all-out effort
to increase enrollment at the University
of Florida's College of Agriculture. Spon-
sored by the 26 Florida Alumni Chapters
of Alpha Gamma Rho, National Agricul-
tural Fraternity at the University, the re-
ceptions are the first of a series of steps
initiated by the Fraternity to acquaint
young men with career opportunities in
Spearheading this effort is Sandy John-
son, Director of Agents for Florida Farm
Bureau Insurance Companies and Presi-
dent of the Florida Alumni Association of
Alpha Gamma Rho. He is being aided by
John Douthat, A.G.R. Alumni Secretary.
Watkins, Johnson and Douthat are for-
mer State FFA Officers.
Giving their wholehearted support to
this program are Dr. E. T. York, Provost
for Agriculture in Florida, and Dr. M. O.
Watkins, Director of the Florida Agricul-
tural Extension Service. These men are
Alumni of Alpha Gamma Rho.
CORNELL MILLER from Ponce de Leon has
been named state winner of the F.F.A.
Poultry Production Contest sponsored by
the Southeastern Poultry and Egg Asso-
Cornell will receive a $50 award and an
expense-paid trip, with his adviser,
Wayne O. Manning, to the Association's
Convention in Atlanta, January 25-27.
He is the seventeen year old son of Mrs.
Minnie Miller, and is a member of the
Ponce de Leon FFA Chapter. HIs4astC-
flock of birds grew out with a feed con-
version of 2.22.
Outdoor Advertising Ass'n
Cooperates With F.F.A.
AGAIN THIS year, Outdoor Advertising
Associations of Florida and their mem-
bers are cooperating by donating 102
12x24 billboards in promoting Future
Robert T. Cochrane, Manager, Donnel-
ly Advertising Corporation of Florida,
1790 N.W. 54th Street, Miami 42, Florida.
Harry M. Childress, 5 Leta Drive, Se-
Jerry D. Matthews, Manager, Lamar
Dean Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc.,
1120 Crestwood Street, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jim Kilpatrick, Manager, The Citrus
Outdoor Advertising Company, 1241 East
Magnolia Street, Lakeland, Florida.
The Citrus Outdoor Advertising Com-
pany, 706 S. 14th Street, Leesburg, Fla.
The Citrus Outdoor Advertising Com-
pany, 2571 Third Street, Fort Myers,
Robert Zimmer, Manager, Zimmer Ad-
vertising, Inc., 609 Hunter Street, West
Palm Beach, Florida.
William M. Barber, Manager, Martin
Outdoor Advertising Company, Corner of
Howard and Nassau Streets, Tampa,
Jack H. Zimmer, Manager, Zimmer
Poster Service, Inc., 3709 E. Colonial
Drive, Orlando, Florida.
Hubert A. Buck, Zimmer Poster Serv-
ice, 2801 S. Ridgewood Avenue, South
Wilson Carraway, Manager, Carraway
Advertising Company, 1320 S. Monroe
Street, Tallahassee, Florida.
E. K. Wilcox, Manager, Wilcox Out-
door Advertising Company, 701 West Hill
Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia.
R. W. Cates, President, Florida Out-
door Advertising Association, Sunad, Inc.,
290-16th Street, North, St. Petersburg,
Marvin James, Manager, Lamar Ad-
vertising Company, 327 West Loretta
Street, Pensacola, Florida.
Annual State Land Jfidging
Contest Set For April 2 .
THE 6TH ANNUAL State Land Judging
Contest will be held at Brandon in Hills-
borough County, April 2, 1965.
Change in the Contest: By popular re-
request, the number of practices to be
used will not be given on the field condi-
tions poster. Please eliminate the number
of practices to be usedin your local ac-
tivities so your teams will not be caught
Sponsors: Rosettes and trophies (high
team and high individual this year) will
be furnished by the Soil Conservation So-
ciety of America, Florida Chapter. Trips
to the National Contest in Oklahoma,
April 28-29, are made available by
WTVT-TV, Tampa, and the Florida Ni-
trogen Company, Tampa, through the
Florida Association of Soil Conservation
Collegiate Chapter, FFA
Exhibit In Greater
THE COLLEGIATE CHAPTER, FFA placed an
exhibit in the Greater Jacksonville Fair
and Show, which was open October 21
through October 31. This exhibit was
placed in the Fair for the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA. After some changes and ad-
ditions the exhibit will be set up, for the
Florida Association, FFA, in the Florida
State Fair. The central theme of this
exhibit depicts vocational opportunities in
agriculture and the role of vocational edu-
cation in preparing for these opportuni-
ties. The preparation of the exhibit is
valuable experience for the Collegiate
Chapter members since they are future
teachers. of vocational agriculture.
CONGRATULATIONS are extended to Rich-
ard Balmos, Sarasota Vo-Ag student and
his adviser, Clifford Bloodsworth. Rich-
ard won sixth award of $25.00 in the an-
nual program sponsored by the James F.
Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, to rec-
ognize outstanding achievements in the
Nation's school shops. His award win-
ning project was a hay trailer. He has
received letters of congratulations from
the Lincoln Foundation and H. E. Wood,
State Supervisor of Vocational Agricul-
ture. It is hoped that Richard's achieve-
ment will serve to stimulate many other
Florida Vo-Ag students to participate in
this very fine program.
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