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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
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-Spring, 1966

State Fair Report

Boys Try Skills at Four
Area Forestry Field Days

SState C invention Call
SMAY 17 1966

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Modern-day farming puts

emphasis on Electricity

REDDY KILOWATT salutes the Future Farmers
of Florida who are building tomorrow's agriculture
leadership today. These young people are making
electricity their full partner...for it increases pro-
duction, saves labor, builds profits.

FPL farm representatives are proud to give a help-
ing hand. Their free services are available to all
who need help or expert advice in selecting and
installing electrical equipment on the farm, or in
planning farm wiring and lighting.


Vocational Agriculture in high school provides an excellent background
of training for boys planning to farm, enter agricultural college, or work in
a wide variety of non-farm agricultural occupations.


Division of International Milling Company
501 Homes St., Orlando, Fla.-Ph. 241-3353

Doyle Conner, Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, awards a rosette and check for $75
from the Citrus Showcase to Leroy Pep-
per, Sebring, member of the first Citrus
Identification Contest. Secretary of Ag-
riculture, Orville Freeman, looks on.

Sebring Boys Winners
In Citrus I.D. Competition
THE Sebring FFA chapter scored 207
points in winning the third annual FFA
Citrus Identification Contest at the Flor-
ida Citrus Showcase, in Winter Haven on
March 17th. The contest was held in
conjunction with the Florida Citrus Ex-
position with cooperation from the Polk
County Vocational Education Depart-
ment and the Citrus Experiment Station
at Lake Alfred with twenty-five chap-
ters competing.
Sebring received an award of $75 and
a rosette from the Citrus Exposition dur-
ing the Governor's Luncheon on Friday,
March 18th. The team was composed of
Leroy Pepper, Harold Bethea, Everett
O'Berry and Adviser, Tom Stoutamire.
Winning second place, $50 and a ro-
sette, was the Dade City FFA chapter
scoring 199 points out of a possible 267
points. Team members were Robert Mil-
ton, Roy Polk, Charles Bullard and Ad-
visers Floyd Philmon and Omar Ergle.
Third place, receiving $30 and a ro-
sette, was the Winter Haven FFA chap-
ter with 196 points. Team members were
Reed Venrick, Paul Ayers, Wayne Sapp
and Advisers Robert Croft and Louis
Other winners were as follows: Fourth
place, $15, Haines City, scoring 189
points; fifth place, $10, Lake Wales, 178
points; sixth place, $5, Wauchula-Hardee,
165 points; ninth place, $5 Avon Park,
164 points; and tenth place, $5, Wau-
chula-Peace River, 164 points.
Leroy Pepper, high individual in the
contest scored 73 out of 89 possible
points. Leroy was also a member of the
team which won the 1964 contest. Ev-
erett O'Berry, sixth high individual
judged in 1965 placed second with 71
points while Mike Phillips was third
with 69 points.
Everett and Leroy have citrus nurser-
ies as part of their supervised practice

Florida Future Farmer


NAPOLEON HILL, in his book Think and
Grow Rich said something to the effect
that whatever the mind can perceive,
people can achieve.
In other words, if our observation pow-
ers can visualize some particular goal or
situation that we desire, we can rest as-
sured that we could achieve this goal, if
we really wanted to!
Perception is where FFA comes in.
Through the years, many of us have had
opportunities to travel on FFA trips,
enabling us to see things and talk to
people who have had great success.
We have visited businesses and farm-
ing operations representing the best in
their field. This has enabled us to per-
ceive ourselves in similar circumstances
in time to come. We shall be forever
indebted to FFA for these opportunities
to broaden our experiences.
Perception, or vision as it applies here,
is only the first step. Practically no one
lacks the ability to project himself into
a day-dreaming version of things he
would like to do or become. The success
process at that point then separates us
into two categories:
1. Those who can do and,
2. Those who can and will do.
Many persons have great ability but
never achieve their life's goals because of
Will Power. In fact, Will Power
sometimes enables a person of lesser
ability to bypass persons of greater tech-
nical skills, IQ, etc.
In other words the Will Do qualities
in the final analysis decide if we are
destined to be one of the chiefs or wheth-
er we will be one of the indians who is
commanded by the chiefs. The following
poem, by Walter D. Wintle, says it better
than I could ever hope to:

The Florida Future Farmer

Sandy Johnson

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will.
It's all in the state of mind.
If you think you're outclassed, you are.
You've got to think high to rise.
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late, the man who wins,
Is the man who thinks he can.
Copies of the above poem suitable for
framing may be obtained by writing
Sandy Johnson, Box 730, Gainesville,
Florida 32601.



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 Kisuimmee, Florida. Advertising Representative: Cody Publications, Inc., 847-2801,
Box 1030, Kissunmee, Flonda. Area Representatives: Miami, 811 N.W. 139th Street, MUrray 1-7087.
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, FFA, Sponsored by State Department of Education, Floyd Christian,
Superniendent of Public Instruction; Walter R. Williams, Jr., Director of Vocational, Technical, and
Adult Education, Tallahassee, Florida.

President ............Glenn Byrd, Hialeah
Ist V. Pres .John Hooker, Sparr-N. Marion, Sr.
2nd V Pre% ....Bruce Yancey, Bradenton-SE, Sr.
3rd V. Pre, .........David Bell, Poplar Springs
4th V. Pres. ...........Larry McCraney, Kathleen
5th V. Pres Samuel G. Wells, Alachua-Santa Fe
bih V. Pres ..........Thomas B. Smith, Quincy
Executive Secretary ........ Richard F. Kelly
State Adviser. .. .. .H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer for Spring. 1986

President, Howard Lee Williams. Olin, N. Carolina
Student Sec'y, Joseph B. Detrixhe. Ames, Kansas
Vice President, Central Region-
James Stitzlein ............Ashland, Ohio
Vice President, North Atlantic Region-
William M. Kelly, Jr., Winchester, N. H.
Vice President, Pacific Region-
Larry E. Craig ..........Midvale, Idaho
Vice President, Southern Region-
Norman Floyd Gay......Sumner. Georgia

Apopka Nursery Is Busy
AT THE present time there are 106 boys
enrolled in Vocational Agriculture
classes at Apopka Memorial High School.
Of these 106 members, approximately
12-14 are from families who either own a
nursery or part interest in a nursery.
About 60 boys have families that work at
a nursery somewhere in the Apopka area.
Of these 60 boys, approximately 50 work
in nurseries part time themselves. In
addition, about 10 boys whose families
have no connection with the nursery in-
dustry, work at nurseries part time.
Six boys plan to continue their educa-
tion after high school with some courses
in either foliage production or foliage
The Apopka area is considered to be
the Foliage Center of the world according
to the official 1959 census of agricultural
income. Orange County had a multi-
million dollar income for its ornamentals,
foliage, nurseries, etc. This placed Or-
ange County first in the state and seventh
in the nation. It was estimated by the
County Agent's office in 1964 that this
income had grown to 15 million dollars.
In the Apopka area, the center of the
industry, there are: 19 acres of glass
houses, 56 acres of plastic houses, 206
acres of shade houses, 50 acres of open
According to the latest available
figures, there are a total of 376 growers
who employ approximately 2500 people
in this area. The nursery located at
Apopka High School had its beginning
under Mr. Ed Harris, Vocational Agri-
culture Teacher. Money was raised by
interested persons who spent their time
and energy in procuring this needed
addition to the Agriculture Department,
At the present time, the nursery at
Apopka High School, which is approxi-
mately 1/2 acre in size, is used primarily
for the growing of Philodendron corda-
tum stock with 3 beds reserved for in-
dividual student projects. Also there
are other assorted plants in the nursery
kept for studies in plant identification.
The nursery is operated by boys in Ag
III under the supervision of ag teacher.
This gives the boys practical knowledge
and experience in the problems en.
countered in the operation of nursery
and trains them for future careers in the
nursery industry. The vocational agri.
culture teachers at Apopka Memorial
High School are Louis Frost and Dwight

By Way of Editorial Comment:

The Man Who Thinks He Can

By Sandy Johnson, vice president sales and marketing. Farm Bureau Cumpamne.

Far left, State FIFA President
Glenn Byrd presents Honorary\ State
Farmer Degrees to State Comptroller.
Fred O. Dicktnson: State Superintendent
of Public Instruction. Floyd T Christian.
and State Treasure, Brouard Williams.
Right, L. M. Richardson, vice
president of the Florida Poultr, Asso.
ciation presents the best exhibitor
award to Casper Young, Ocala chapter.

Florida Future Farmers Can Be Proud of Their Performances

State Fair Report

Near right, Homer Hunnicutt, chair-
man of the Florida Egg Commission,
presents plaque to the top egg
judging team from Santa Fe Senior.
Team members are Bobby Shaw.
Tom Shaw and Freddie Hitchcock.
Far right, Doyle Conner, State Com-
missioner of Agriculture, presents
awards to champion livestock exhibi-
tors (from left) Ed Fortner of East
Bay, Bobby Hebb of Bartow, and
Bill Elliott of Fort Myers.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1966

For Hundreds of Boys the Climax of the Florida State Fair Comes with FFA Day.

THE Florida Future Farmers have much
to be proud of through their participation
in the 1966 Florida State Fair in Tampa,
February 1-12.
Dairy Cattle Show Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 1st, the beginning of Dairy Cat-
tle Week, seven chapters (22 members)
had thirty-three entries and were award-
ed 8 blue, 22 red, and 3 white ribbons.
Donald McNish of the Brandon chapter
won the Showmanship award for the sec-
ond straight year and Ralph Randall of
the Turkey Creek, Jr. chapter won the
Fitting Contest.
The Florida Dairy Products Associa-
tion Premier Exhibitor Trophy was
awarded to Bobby Hebb of the Bartow
Chapter. Showing the Grand Champions
by registered breeds were: Ayrshire: Ed
Fortner, East Bay. Guernsey: Bill Sar-
gent, Kathleen, Jr. Holstein: David Mc-
Nish, Brandon. Jersey: Bobby Hebb.
Beef Cattle Show In the Beef
Cattle Show, eleven chapters (18 mem-
bers) had fifty-three head on exhibit and
were awarded 33 blue, 18 red, and only 2
white ribbons.
The Beef Cattle Showmanship Award
presented by the Florida Cattleman's
Magazine was won by Wayne Wiggins of
the Plant City Senior Chapter. The Beef
Herdsman Award was presented to the
Ft. Meade Chapter. Showing the Grand
and Reserve Champion by breed respect-
ively were: Angus Bulls: Turkey Creek
Chapter and the Turkey Creek Chapter.
Angus Females: Bill Elliott, Ft. Myers
Chapter and the Turkey Creek Chapter.
Brahman Bulls: Ft. Meade Chapter and
Scott Chestnut, Sarasota Senior Chapter.
Brahman Females: Scott Chestnut, Sara-
sota; Bill Tedder, Ft. Pierce. Hereford
Bulls: Ft. Meade Chapter and Danny
Scott, Ft. Pierce. Hereford Females:
Jimmy Smith, Frostproof and Al Brown,
Ft. Pierce. Shorthorn Females: Wayne
Wiggins, Plant City and Ardene Wiggins,
Plant City. Santa Gertrudis Bull: George
Dietrich, Orlando-Colonial Chapter.
Poultry and Egg Show -Cas
per Young, Ocala was the Premier Ex-
hibitor in the Poultry Show and received
the Florida Poultry Association Trophy.
Best Bird of Show was exhibited by
Charles Joyce of the Franklin Junior
Chapter of Tampa. Also, Charles had
the Best Cock Bird in the Show. Leroy
Owens, Hialeah, exhibited the Best Cock-
rel and Best Pullet. Best Hen was shown
by Donald Schupp of Bartow. Larry
Smith, Tampa-Chamberlain, and Wayne
Griffin, Tampa-Buchanan, Jr. exhibited
the Best dozen white and brown eggs in
the show.
Winners of the Supersweet Trophy for
Poultry Judging, the Florida Egg Com-
mission Trophy for Egg Judging. State
winner in the Poultry and Egg Judging
Contest was the Santa Fe Senior Chapter.
The team was composed of Tom Shaw,

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1966

Bobby Shaw and Freddie Hitchcock, ad-
visers, F. D. McCormick and Kenneth
Lee (see writeup elsewhere in magazine).
Fat Stock Show and Sale Win-
ners in the Fat Stock Show were: Bill
Elliott, Ft. Myers, showing the Grand
Champion of the FFA Division and Re-
serve Champion of the Show. His 1,000
pound steer was bought by Herman Sau-
sage Company for $1.00 per pound. Tom
Edwards, Starke, showed the Reserve
Grand Champion of the FFA Division.
Morrison's Cafeteria paid $.60 cents per
pound for the 920 pound steer.
Other winners in Class I were: Jerry
Wimberly, Plant City; Charles St. Mar-
tin, Plant City; Pete Waller. Ocala; and
Roy McKendree, Dade City.
Class II--James Holton, Ft. Meade;
Williston FFA Chapter; Reed Benschat-
er, Sebring; Bernard Kirkland, Kathleen;
and Ray Clark, Lakeland.
Class III-Emmett Whitehurst, Willis-
ton; James Lusk, Lakeland; Bobby Parke,
Turkey Creek: and Randy Barthle, Dade
Donnie McKendree, Dade City, re-
ceived $100 as the winner in Class I of
the Carcass Contest. Charles Clark, Lake-
land, was 2nd in Class I and received $50.
In Class II, Ronald Quinn was 2nd and
received $50. J. E. Gorman, General
Manager, Florida Retail Federation,
Jacksonville, presented the Carcass Con-
test Awards.
FFA Day A record number of Fu-
ture Farmers and guests were present for
the FFA Day Program. Receiving the
Honorary State Farmer Degree were:
Hon. Floyd T. Christian, State Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction, Tallahas-
see; Hon. Fred O. Dickinson, State
Comptroller, Tallahassee; and Hon.
Broward Williams, State Treasurer, Tal-
Other members of the state cabinet
participating in the program were Hon.
Earl Faircloth, Attorney General and
Commissioner of Agriculture, Doyle Con-
The Mayo Chapter won the Florida
State Fair rotating trophy for the highest
combined score in Livestock and Dairy
Judging with a score of 1156.5. Starke
topped the 183 Livestock teams with a
score of 652 while the Tate Senior Chap-
ter at Gonzalez topped the 190 Dairy
Judging Teams (see results of state finals
elsewhere in the magazine).
A. G. R. Luncheon The FFA offi-
cers, A.G.R. members and Alumni of the
Tampa area, along with other guests and
friends were treated to a splendid lunch-
eon in the Gasparilla Room of the Curtis
Hixon Convention Center following the
FFA Day Program at the Florida State
The Florida Power Corporation and
Tampa Electric Company were co-spon-
sors for the luncheon.


At the Florida State Fair in Tampa
Doyle Conner discusses awards with Bob-
by Hebb of Bartow. Bobby had the Grand
Champion Jersey, Best of Breed bred by
exhibitor, and received the Premiere Ex-
hibitor Award for the second consecutive
year, sponsored by the Florida Dairy
Products Association.

Entertainment during FFA Day at the
State Fair in Tampa was provided by the
Newberry Quartet, state champions.
Members of the award winning quartet
are David Kesler, Fouron Courtney.
George Green and John Sweet. The Fair
was held February 1 through 12.

Forestry Field Days put boys like this log sawing team in action.

Boys Demonstrate Forestry Skills

In Competition at Area Field Days

FOUR area Forestry Field Days were
held this year with lively competition and
good attendance. Five hundred boys re-
presenting 69 chapters attended the four
field days.
Co-sponsored by the Florida Associa-
tion, Future Farmers of America, the
Florida Forest Service and Florida Forest
Industries, the half-day events empha-
sized the use of forestry skills acquired in
FFA School forestry teaching and pro-
The cash awards were made available
by American Agricultural Chemical
Company, Container Corporation of
America, Owens-Illinois, Buckeye Cellu-
lose Corporation and the Armstrong Cork
Company. All contests were judged by
Florida Forest Service foresters and in-
dustry foresters from the sponsoring
companies. This year's Forestry Field
Days were held near Mulberry, Gaines-
ville, Tallahassee and Freeport.
Chapter contest winners were as
follows: Mulberry Chapter, $10; Field
Day near Mulberry on December 10,
1965; Williston Chapter, $10, Field Day
near Gainesville on March 11; Blounts-
town Sr. Chapter, $10, Field Day near
Tallahassee on March 18; Ponce de Leon
Chapter and Chipley-Roulhac tied first
place receiving $8, Field Day near Free-
port on March 25.
The chapter awards were scaled as
follows: 1st place, $10; 2nd place, $6;
3rd place, $3, and 4th place, $1.
The individual winners in each contest
received: 1st place, $10; 2nd place, $6.00;
3rd place $3.00 and 4th place $1.00. (Log

sawing and log rolling $2.50 each).
Individual winners were:

Ocular (Eye) Estimate DBH'S &
Heights Mulberry Field Day Jerry
Bagley. 1st place, Pinecrest; Ernie Cald-
well, Haines City; Randy Wilkerson.
Mulberry: Dale Andrews, East Bay.
Volume Estimate -Robert Reese, 1st
place, Kathleen, Sr.; Leroy Pepper.
Sebring; Donald Schupp, Bartow: Wiley
Hinton, Turkey Creek.
Land Measurement-Larry Bethke, ist
place, Bradenton: Randy Wilkerson,
Mulberry: Horace Sheffield, Frostproof:
Ernie Caldwell, Haines City.
Log Sawing Ervin Giberson and
Donald Bedsole, Auburndale.
Log Rolling David Parrish and Gene
Lewis, Turkey Creek.
Ocular (Eye) Estimate DBH'S &
Heights-Gainesville Field Day-Harold
Wise, 1st place, Willistun; Roy Hung.
Willislon; Gregory Alvarez, Starke: Tim
Gaver, Lake Weir.
Volume Estimate-James Hagood, Isl
place, South Sumter, Sr.: Stan Burke.
South Sumter, Jr.; Tillman Swilley.
Bronson; Howard Grice, South Sumter.
Land Measurement-Virgil Rutherford,
1st place, Dade City; George Douglas.
Williston; Gary Locke, Chiefland: David
Dougherty, DeLand.
Log Sawing William Watson and
Charles Webb, Bronson.
Log Rolling-Dwayne Sessoms, Dade
City and Junior Jordan, Melrose.
Ocular (Eye) Estimate DBH'S &
Heights Tallahassee Field Day Larry
Miller, 1st place, Blountstown, Sr.; Carey
Alday, Blountstown, Sr.; Tim Jones,

Winners in the forestry field day at Blue Sink, near Tallahassee were: (front row.
from left) Leonard Woodward, forester of the Buckeye Cellulose Corporation, Perry
(Sponsors of the award); David Touchton, Havana, first place, volume estimating;
Willie Cordy, Greenville, first place, land measurement; Larry Miller, Blountstown
Sr., first place, ocular estimating of tree heights; Harry E. Wood, State Supervisor,
Vocational Agricultural Education; Morris McClure, Forest Education Specialist,
Florida Forest Service; (back row) Wayne Shephard and Wayne Brandon, Greens-
boro, winners, log sawing event; Wade Howell and Nathaniel Combass, Hamilton
County, first place, log rolling.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1966

Brain power was in action during the
volume estimating contest.

Greenville; Jimmy Dawsey, Blountstown,
Volume Estimate David Touchton,
1st place, Havana; David Yoder, Blounts-
town, Jr.; Carey Alday, Blountstown, Sr.;
Randall Prosser, Rickards.
Log Sawing Wayne Shephard and
S Wayne Brandon, Greensboro.
Log Roling-Wade Howall and Nath-
aniel Combass, Hamilton County.
S Ocular (Eye) Estimate DBH'S &
S Heights-Freeport Field Day Nathan
* Shipes, 1st place, Chipley; William Russ,
Chipley-Roulhac; Larry Hayes, Chipley;
Benjamin Dirden, Chipley-Roulhac.
Volume Estimate Benjamin Dirden,
S 1st place, Chipley-Roulhac; Greg Day,
Milton, Jr.; Willie Chastang, Tate, Sr.;
Kedric Smothers, Vernon.
S Land Measurement-Kenneth Bowers,
1st place, Ponce de Leon; Claude Ran-
dolph, Tivoli; Bobby Preston, Jay; Dur-
land Skinner, Ponce de Leon.
Log Sawing Donald Sipes, Theodius
S Randolph, Tivoli.
Log Rolling Raymond Butler and
Nathaniel Wilson, Greenwood.
Land Measurement-Willie Cordy, 1st
place; Greenville; Carey Alday, Blounts-
S Town, Sr.; Ken Kuhn, Leon; Tommy
Tullos, Havana and Randall Prosser,
S Rickards.

The Cover
WIN n HAVEN FFA'ers, Paul Ayers and
Reed Venrick greet Secretary of Agri-
culture, Orville Freeman and Florida
Commissioner of Agriculture, Doyle Con-
ner as they visit Polk County, the FFA
Citrus Disease and Insect display at the
recent Florida Citrus Showcase in Win-
ter Haven. .


pris, 1966

Greensboro Wins Judging
THE Greensboro FFA Livestock Judging
team won the Beef-Cattle Judging Con-
test at the recent West Florida Fat Stock
Show and Sale.
Ronnie Macon. Wayne Shephard and
David Brandon composed the team which
scored 525 points out of a possible 600
Other teams in the top ten in respective
order were: Quincy-Parramore; Quincy-
Carter, Blountstown Junior, Bethlehem,
Marianna, Havana, Quincy Junior, Ha-
vana-Northside, and Quincy-Leffall.
Gary Daughtry, Tallahassee-Leon, was
the high individual judge scoring 191
points out of a possible 200 points.
He was followed by Ronnie Macon,
188, Greensboro; Wayne Shephard, 183,
Greensboro; Willie Logan, 181, Havana-
Northside; and Robert Peoples, 173,

Future Farmers
Practice These:
Belief in God as we understand Him
The importance of the Individual
The dignity of work
Private ownership of property
The government as a protector.
not a provider.


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State President's Convention Call

ONCE again the time has come for a week of events. Future Farmers in Florida
earnestly look forward to our annual State FFA Convention and Leadership Train-
ing Conference.
By the power vested in me as President of the Florida Association. Future
Farmers of America, I hereby issue a call to all Future Farmers and Friends of the
FFA to attend the 38th Annual State Convention and Leadership Conferences to be
held in Daytona Beach, Florida. June 14-17, 1966.
All charter chapters in good standing with the State Association, FFA, and
the national organization are entitled to send two delegates from the active mem-
bership. State Farmer Degree candidates, candidates for State Office, recipients of
various awards and chapter representatives are urged to be in attendance. I extend
a cordial invitation to our many friends and donors to be with us on this occasion.
The convention has been planned to host state contests, execute business, award
degrees, recognize outstanding achievements, and elect new state officers. We have
already accomplished many outstanding things during the past year, however, it will
be the highlight of our years work in FFA.
Our theme this year is "Agriculture is More Than Farming." My fellow state
officers and I look forward to seeing each of you and it is my assurance that a warm
welcome awaits your arrival.
I urge each of you to be mindful of your role in making the convention a real
success. Through cooperation and hard work, we can make this event a most fitting
climax for our activities of the past year, thus making this the best State Convention
ever held.-GLEN BYRn. State President. Florida Association, FFA.


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Firms Sponsor Convention Events

1965-66 State Officers Luncheon

Tractor Drivers Breakfast

Delegates and Advisers Luncheon

Breakfast for Chapter Award Winners
in Farm Electrification

Luncheon-Farm Safety

Fish Fry-"Beach Rest"

Breakfast-State Farmers going to

Luncheon-State Farmer

Dinner-Chapter Cooperative

Luncheon-Top District State

Dinner-Incoming and
Outgoing Officers

Breakfast- New State

(June 13) Convention Bureau. Greater
Daytona Beach

(June 14) Florida Tractor Equipment

(June 14) Advertising Committee for the
Production Credit Associa-
tions in Florida

(June 15) Florida Power Corporation.
Florida Power and Light
Gulf Power Company, and
Tampa Electric Company

(June 15) Standard Oil Company of

(June 15) Turner E. Smith and Company,
Atlanta, Georgia; The Florida
Cattleman Magazine, Kissim-
mee, City of Daytona Beach

(June 16) Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
and Florida Farm Bureau
Insurance Agency

(June 16) Chase and Company,

(June 16) Florida Citrus Production
Credit Association

(June 17) Mid-States Steel and Wire

(June 17) Wilson Toomer Fertilizer

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Members of the winning meats judging
team from Santa Fe Senior Future Farm-
ers of America Chapter are (from left)
Casey Carlisle, Paul Strickler, Kenneth
Lee, adviser, and Bobby Hargrave. The
boys topped their nearest competitors by
100 points.

Greensboro State Farmer Herschel Shep- Members of the State Champion FFA
ard (left) is a member of his chapter's Dairy judging team from Mayo are: (from
Dairy Judging team. Herschel, Chapter left) Terry Cranford, Howard Koon, Lar-
Star Farmer and Clark Fletcher (right) ry Driver and Wyatt Shaw. The team
Star Greenhand, were recently honored at was coached by J. M. Everett, vocational
the Father and Son Banquet. agriculture teacher at Mayo.

Dairy and Meat Judging Teams Bring Home Top Honors

Dairy Judging Team
Howell Koo, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Koon, Route 2, Mayo, Florida is a
sophomore at Lafayette County High School.
In addit to the Dairy J uding Team, he is
a member of the Land Judging team, presi-
dent of his Agriculture class, chapter Star
Greenhand, best corn exhibit, youth division,
co fair. He is a mem r of the Baptist
y Driver, 15, son of Louise Driver, Box
2561, Branford, Florida, is a sophomore at
Lafayette County High Scho. In addition
to the Dairy Juding team, he is a member
o the land udging team, received the schol-
arhip award. He is also a member of the
Beta Club and the Baptist Church.
Wyatt Shaw,16, son of Mr. and Mrs.
D. H. Shaw, Route 2, Mayo, Florida is a
junior at Lafayette Conty High School. In
addition to the Dairy Judging Team, he is a
member of the Land Judging team.He is
vice president of the chapter and has won
the ap ter Dairy Award for three years. In
196-65, he won the county Corn Production
Award. Also, he is vice president of the
Junior class, plays varsity Bastba, and is
a member o the Trck Tem. He is a mem-
ber of the Church of God.
Terry Craord, 16, M of Mr. and Mrs.
W. F. Cranford, Box 374, Branford, Florida
is a Freshman at Lafayette County High
School. In addition to the Dairy Judging
Team, he is the chapter Harmomnca player.
and mber of the Land Judging team.
Also, he is a member of the Fotball and
r eam~ He is a member of the Bap-
tist Church.

Meats Judging Team
Paul Strickler, 16, son of Mr. Paul Strick-
ler of rural Alachua, was the high individual
in the contest. He was the 1966 State Star
Greenhand. He was on the second place
Parliamentary Procedure and Livestock teams
in the state during 1966. Also, he has ex-
hibited steers for two years at the Greater
Gainville Steer Show. Pal is a sophomore
at Santa Fe High School.
Casey Carlisle, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs.
B. R. Carlisle an Route 1, HI h Springs,
Florida is a junior at Santa Feigh Scol
He has been a member of the Paliamentary
Procedure, Land Judgin, Chemical Safety
Demmstration, Poultry udgi and Vege-
table Demostration items. H has served
as secretary of the junior and senior cap-
tes. Also, he was selected one of Florida s
six Top Teens for Youth Power.
BobbHar a 15, on of Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Hargrave of Route 1, Gainesvlle is a
sophomore at Santa Fe High School. In ad-
difion to the Meats Judging Team, he attend-
ed the State FFA Convention and Forestry
Camp. He has shown steers at the Greater
Gainesville Show for two years and was sec-
ond in the record book contest this year.
Also, he was a member of the second place
arliamentar Procedure team at the 1966
state convention.

FLORDA meat judging and dairy judging
teams will travel to Iowa and Kansas
next October to participate in national
judging contests. The boys won the op-
portunity to represent Florida in contests
held recently in the state.
Traveling to Waterloo, Iowa, to parti-
cipate in the National Dairy Congress
will be the Mayo dairy judging team.
The meat judging team from Santa Fe
Sr. will represent Florida in the National
Meats Judging Contest at Kansas City.

Mayo Dairy Judging Team
Wins State FFA Title
THE Mayo F.F.A. Dairy Judging Team
was the high scoring team at the recent
State Dairy Judging Finals in Gaines-
ville. They will represent Florida in the
National F.F.A. Judging Contest at the
National Dairy Congress, Waterloo, Iowa.
The State Department of Agriculture
will donate $350 expense money for the
trip next October.

Wyatt Shaw
Howell Koon
Larry Driver
John Fletcher
Jerry Scarborough
Gary Vann

Placing Score
1st 983

2nd 959

Ocala-Ft. King, Jr.
Gary Ernst
Mike Nix
Joey Shows
Ronnie Holliway
Norman Johnson
Doyle Chesser
Hershel Shepard
Thomas Phillips
David Brandon
Richard Williams
Tommy Crews
Danny Buchanan
Raymond Bishop
Don Brown
Lee Thomas

4th 949

5th 915

6th 910

7th 907

Greenwood-Union Grove 8th 899
Nathaniel Williams
Edward Leeks
George Smith
Wauchula-Peace River 9th 873
Bill Smittiwich
Vernon Stephens
Miles Judah
Gonzalez-Tate, Senior 10th 859
Richard Turlington
Richard Bethea
James Carden
High individuals respectively: Howell
Koon, 386; Gary Ernst, 362; Thomas
Phillips, 357; Jerry Scarborough, 350.

Congratulations Dairy Judging Team

compliments of

Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Williams


Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 198

Santa Fe Scores Tops In
Meat Judging Competition
THIRTY-NINE members from thirteen FFA
Chapters participated in the State Con-
test on Judging and Identifying retail and
wholesale cuts of meats. These teams
had earned the right to compete by plac-
ing in the top 25% of the three Area
Judging contests held earlier in the year.
The Santa Fe Senior chapter team will
represent Florida in the National Meats
Judging Contest in Kansas City at the
American Royal Livestock Show during
the National FFA Convention. The team
will receive $350 from the Florida State
Department of Agriculture to make the
trip next October.
The results of the contest are listed

Santa Fe, Senior
Bobby Hargrave
Paul Strickler
Casey Carlisle
Santa Fe, Junior
Tommy Beck
Charles Fowler
Charles Matthews
Dade City
Gary Breeden
Larry Breeden
Roger McKendree
Lake Weir
Curtis Stewart
Randy Terry
Fred Brown
Quincy, Senior
Paul McPhaul
John Parramore
Ronnie Lolley
South Sumter, Senior
Louis Janney
James Hagood
Howard Grice
Quincy, Junior
Wayne Mote
Kendall Wilson
Linn Harrell
Blountstown, Junior
Mark Yoder
John Gerber
Donald Dean
Blountstown, Senior
Jesse Womack
Joe Davis
Rudy Rackley
Turkey Creek
Junior Holman
Dickie Helms
Jimmy Stokes
Kathleen, Senior

Walnut Hill

Placing Score
1st 2266

3rd 2109

4th 2033

5th 1949

7th 1797

9th 1777





High scoring individuals respectively:
Paul Strickler, 777; Tommy Beck, 774;
Casey Carlisle, 756; Bobby Hargrave, 733;
Gary Breeden, 712; Charles Matthews,
711; Fred Brown, 708; and Larry Bree-
den, 707.

Spring, 1966



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At right is the cockpit of
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From left: control con- .
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seat beneath the
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Yancey Shows Champion
THE GRAND Champion Steer at the re-
cent Manatee County Fair in Palmetto
was shown by FFA'er Bruce Yancey.
Bruce is a State FFA Vice President and
member of the Southeast Senior Chapter
of Bradenton. The 938 pound steer was
purchased at the sale by Publix Food
Stores of Tampa for $1.25 per pound.

Wilfong Named Director
W. H. "WADE" WILFONG has been named
Assistant Director of Rural Development
of Florida Power Corporation, St. Pe-
tersburg, Florida.
Mr. Wilfong is a native of West Vir-
ginia and graduated with a B.A. Degree
from Marshall College in Huntington,
West Virginia. Wilfong began his utility
career with Monongahela Power Com-
pany, but has been with Florida Power
Corporation for the past 15 years.
Mr. Wilfong is Chairman-elect of the
Florida Section, Illuminating Engineer-
ing Society.
His initial responsibilities in the Flor-
ida Power Rural Department will be to
work with both urban and rural youth.
He has been active in the 4-H Club and
FFA programs of the company since

Steer Sale Sets Record
FFA MEMBER, J. L. Carlisle of the Willis-
ton Chapter showed his Angus steer to
the grand championship of the Fannin
Springs Youth Show. Winn-Dixie set a
new sales record in purchasing the steer
for $1.04 per pound.

Trip on Tap for Winner
THE TOP chapter in the State Coopera-
tive Contest will receive $500 to help de-
fray the delegates expenses to the Amer-
ican Institute of Cooperation meeting at
Ft Collins, Colorado. The 1966 summer
session will be held July 31 to August 3
on the Campus of Colorado State Uni-
The State winner will be announced
during the State FFA Convention in
June. Also, district winners will be an-
nounced and awarded $50 and a plaque.
Second place in each district will re-
ceive $30 and the 3rd place chapter will
receive $20.

Foundation Awards Funds
THE Future Farmers of America Founda-
tion, sponsored this year an award for
New and Development Programs in Ag-
riculture. The $844.00 was given to the
state for only one year.
In Florida the monies was used to en-

courage plant science on the land labora-
tory plots of the vocational agriculture
departments. This is in line with the
new proficiency awards being given by
the National FFA Foundation, the Orna-
mental Horticulture and Home Improve-
ment Awards.
The money was divided into three
equal parts and awarded to the following
local chapters:
Greenwood FFA chapter-to build a
slat house and propagation unit on the
laboratoryy plot.
South Sumter chapters at Bushnell
(Junior and Senior)-to build a small
greenhouse and further develop its plant
science irrigation systems.
The Hardee Chapter at Wauchula-
will develop a slat shade and propagation
unit to improve its plant science facilities.

Calendine Wins at Show
CHUCK CALENDINE of the Santa Fe Junior
Chapter won top honors at the recent
Greater Gainesville Steer Show. His 878
pound Hereford was the grand champion
of the show and his 849 pound Hereford
was reserve champion of the 58 steers in
the show.

Naval Stores Winner Named
ANDY BUSH, sixteen years old, Baker
High School, was declared the winner of
the Eighth Annual Future Farmers of
America Naval Stores Award. Hon.
Earl Faircloth, Attorney General, Talla-
hassee presented the $250 award during
the Florida State Fair in behalf of the
American Turpentine Farmers Associa-
Andy, a chapter farmer, received $250
for he and his adviser, Gordon Walther,
to attend the National FFA Convention
in Kansas City, Missouri in October.
He received the award for working 400
faces in a gum-tree operation on the
chapter forest. Andy chipped 17 times
and dipped 7 times during the year. In-
come from the operation was $271.00 with
expenses of $71.00 for a net profit of
This marked the second year Andy had
worked on the Naval Stores Award. His
other supervised practice projects in-
cludes beef-cattle and feed grain.

Improvement Funds Given
THE award for Improving Agriculture
and Leadership, sponsored by the Future
Farmers of America Foundation was ap-
proved by H. N. Hunsicker, National
FFA Adviser. The amount of this award
is $844.00 and has been split into three
equal parts and awarded to the following:
The Gary FFA Chapter at Madison-
to establish a chapter pig chain and pur-
chase some purebred livestock for the
land laboratory plot.

Citrus FFA Chapter at Inverness-to
establish a chapter pig chain and pur-
chase some purebred livestock for the
school farm.
Zephyrhills FFA Chapters (Junior and
Senior) to improve the plant propagation
and plant science facilities on the land
laboratory plot.

Library Week Held in April
NATIONAL Library Week, April 17-23 spot-
lighted Library services. An excellent
cooperative activity for your chapter
would have been to work with your local
librarian by designing and setting up a
display on the agricultural materials
available in your school or city library.

Edwards Shows Champion
TOM EDWARDS, an FFA'er from Starke,
showed the grand champion at the North
Florida Livestock Show in Madison.
Winn-Dixie bought the 990 pound cham-
pion for 85 cents per pound.

Andy Bush of Baker High School is the
winner of the Eighth Annual FFA Naval
Stores Award. Andy will attend the Na-
tional FFA Convention in Kansas City,
Missouri in October.

Davis Speaks at NACD Meet
CHARLES DAVIS, member of the Santa
Fe Senior FFA Chapter, represented
the Future Farmers of America at the
twentieth Annual Convention of the
National Association of Soil and Water
Conservation Districts.
More than 2,000 people representing
the nearly 3,000 local Soil and Water
Conservation Districts were in atten-
Charles, 19. is the "Star Conserva-
tionist" among nearly a half million
Future Farmers. He received the Soil
and Water Management Award from the

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1966

National FFA Foundation during the
National FFA Convention in Kansas
City last October.
He spoke of his farming and conserva-
tion activities at the N.A.C.D. Youth Pro-
grams Committee meeting. He pledged
the cooperation of over 9.000 FFA
chapters in all 50 states in the wise use
of the country's natural resources.
In partnership with his father, Charles
operates a 460 acre diversified farming
program in Alachua County.

Publix Buys Champion
THE Polk County Youth Fair annual
Steer Sale held recently, featured 93 ani-
mals selling for an average of 47 cents
per pound for a sale total of $34,922.62.
Publix Super Markets, Inc., bought the
grand champion for $1.10 per pound
while Herman Sausage Company paid 55
cents per pound for the reserve cham-

State Scrapbook Contest
THE annual scrapbook award will again
be sponsored by the Ward Fertilizer
Company of Branford.
The chapter with the best scrapbook
will receive a pennant and $50. Each
of the six district winners will receive
$15 while second place in each district
will get $10.
The contest year begins June 1 and
ends May 31.
Scrapbooks must be delivered to the
Area Supervisor on the first day of the
State FFA Convention. They will then be
judged and awards made during the con-

Officers Attend Conference
ATTENDING the 27th Southern Safety
Conference and Exposition in Chatta-
nooga, Tennessee, were Glenn Byrd, State
FFA President, Hialeah; Larry McCra-
ney, State FFA Vice President, Kath-
leen; Mary Cook, State FHA officer,
Vernon; Mrs. Joyce Williams, State Ex-
ecutive Secretary, Florida Association,
FHA; and Richard Kelly, Executive
Secretary, Florida Association, FFA.
Each of the officers had a special part
in the Safety Program. Mary worked in
the School Safety section while Glenn
and Larry were in the Farm Safety sec-
The State Department of Agriculture
donated funds for financing transporta-
tion and expenses for this annual Future
Farmer activity.
The 28th Southern Safety Conference
and Exposition will be held in Richmond,
Virginia, March 5-7, 1967.

Publix Buys at Ocala
PUBLIX MARKETS wholeheartedly sup-
ported FFA chapter efforts at the recent
Southeastern Fat Stock show in Ocala, as
they paid at least 50 cents per pound for
all chapter produced animals.

Spring, 1966

A Good Leader Lost
Reprinted from the Tallahassee Democrat
April 4, 1966
Loss of a leader at the top of his career
in something as senseless as an automo-
bile accident always is tragic; but it is
especially true of the death of George
Stone who would have been Speaker of
the 1967 House of Representatives.
Stone had all the abilities and the
background that will be so badly needed
to take the Florida Legislature through
the transition of a reapportionment
which was more of his accomplishment
than most people recognized.
He was a vocational agriculture teach-
er among the farms of West Florida who

only in recent years became a school ad-
ministrator in Pensacola, one of the
State's 10 biggest cities.
Thus he understood the problems of
the cities and talked the language of the
country. The fact that an extreme West
Florida man was designated by a Legisla-
ture already dominated by East and
South Florida was testimony to his in-
tegrity and recognition of the need for a
man of his qualities to mold and lead the
brand new Legislature.
He will be hard to replace.

Mark Your Calendar Now
MAKE plans to attend the 38th FFA
State Convention, to be held at Daytona
Beach June 13 through 18.

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Peace River to Participate
In National Livestock Show
THE PEACE River chapter at Wauchula
will represent Florida in the National
FFA Livestock Judging Contest at the
American Royal Livestock Show in Kan-
sas City, next October.
The team will receive $350 expense
money to make the trip, which is donated
annually by the Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, Florida State Department of Agri-

Glenn Byrd, State FFA President, receives a Proclamation for National FFA Week
in Florida from Governor Haydon Burns as Floyd Christian, State Superintendent of
Public Instruction smiles his approval.

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Peace River
Ronnie Durrance
Wayne Warren
Skipper Gause
Santa Fe Senior
Jimmy Emerson
Frank Taylor
Reno Hancock
Rod Land
Farris Hart
Jody Sullivan
Fort Myers
Bobby Thomas
Bill Elliott
Frank Carbone
Randy Blair
Elwin Broome
Dan Coulliette
Lamar Clemons
Tom Edwards
Cecil Stalnaker
Rodger McCoy
Thomas Mills
Billy Hobrook
Lake Wales
Dennis McCory
Sam Van Hook
Dennis Stokes

Placing Score
1st 1879

3rd 1816

4th 1803

5th 1780

5th 1671

7th 1641

Poultry Judging Team
Freddie Hitchcock, 17, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Hitchcock of Alachua, Florida is
a junior at Santa Fe High School. In addi-
tion to three years on the Poultry Judging
team he has been a member of the Land
Judging Team. He has served as Sentinel
of the Jr. chapter and secretary of his agri-
culture class. Also he has been active in
many chapter committees and community
service projects.
Bobby Shaw, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Shaw, Route 1, Alachua, Florida is a
junior at Santa Fe High School. He is en-
rolled in his third year of agriculture and is
chapter treasurer. He has served as presi-
dent of the junior chapter and a member of
the livestock judging team. Also, he was
chapter Star Greenhand, member of the land
judging team and the vegetable team. He
was a member of the Parliamentary Pro-
cedure team and secretary of the Safety Com-
Tom Shaw, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Shaw of rural Alachua is a junior at Santa
Fe High School. Born and reared on a poul-
try farm, his main interests have been in
poultry projects. Tom was the State winner
of the Southeastern Poultry and Egg Associa-
tion Award. He has shown poultry and eggs
in the North Florida and Florida State Fars.
Also, he has served as vice president of the
junior chapter and on the parliamentary pro-
cedure team.

4 Florida Future Farmer



Moore Haven 9th 1611
Mike Windburn
Mike Pressley
David Vowell
New Smyrna Beach, Jr. 10th 1445
John Guest
Allan Tuck
Terry Cooper
High scoring individuals respectively:
Bill Elliott, 665; Elwin Broome, 660;
Jody Sullivan, 644; Wayne Warren, 644;
Frank Taylor, 640; Skipper Gause, 639;
and Rod Land, 634.

Van Landingham is Vice
President for FASWCDS
dent of the Florida Association FFA, in
1943-44, is Area Vice President of the
Florida Association of Soil and Water
Conservation District Supervisors and
Supervisor of the Gadsden Soil Conserva-
tion District.
He is a shade tobacco farmer who
practices what he preaches when it comes
to soil and water conservation. Among
practices that he annually applies effect-
ively on his 485 acres are terracing for
the removal of excess surface water; un-
derground tile for effective drainage on
wet soils; seeding cover crops and liming
as necessary; grassed waterways installed
to take care of terrace water from heavy
rains and other excess water; tree plant-
ing as necessary in his woodlands to keep
them in production, and borders and
wildlife plots for quail and other birds.
Hal and his attractive wife, Charlotte,
have three sons, Alan (Sandy), age 16,
Richard (Ricky), age 14, and William
(Billy), age 12.
The boys are all regular farm boys who
are active in FFA and 4-H work.
They are raising steers and hogs of
their own, and help Dad with tobacco
and other crops grown on their farm. The
two older boys Alan and Richard, are
members of the Greensboro FFA Chapter.

Mayo Land Judges to Head
For International Contest
THE Lafayette FFA Chapter 'team at
Mayo composed of Alton Buchanan,
Charles Hurst, Andy McCray, and Don-

Spring, 1966

nie Severance, took top honors in the
FFA Division of the seventh Annual
State FFA and 4-H Land Judging Con-
test held in Ocala on Friday, April 1st.
The Dade City team placed second,
South Sumter Senior- third, Pinecrest
fourth, and Ocala fifth.
High individual score in the FFA Di-
vision was Pete Neamtz, a member of the
Ocala FFA Chapter team.
A total of twenty-six FFA teams rep-
resenting Soil Conservation Districts from
Graceville to Pompano, participated in
the event.
Other chapters placing in the contest
in order are: sixth, Graceville, Williston,
Gainesville; Westwood-Junior; Blounts-
town-Senior; Winter Haven Deni-

son-Junior; Marianna; Palatka-Senior;
Bradenton-Southeast-Senior; Avon Park;
Arcadia; Brooksville; Branford; Bell;
Wauchula-Peace River; Bunnell; Pom-
pano; Crystal River; Starke-Bradford;
Okeechobee; Sarasota; and the Baker
County Chapter at Macclenny.
The Lafayette FFA Chapter and Ala-
chua County 4-H Team will each receive
$600 to defray their expenses in attend-
ing the International Land Judging Con-
test, in Oklahoma City, on April 27-28,
Awards were provided by the Florida
Association of Soil Conservation Districts,
Television Station, WTVT--Channel 13
of Tampa, and Southern Nitrogen, Inc.,
Savannah, Georgia.




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