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Fall, 1966


National FFA Convention

FFA Goodwill Tour

Forestry Training Camp


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FFA Teams Compete at
West Coast Dairy Show
FFA MEMBERS exhibited 29 animals in
the West Florida Dairy Show held in
Chipley August 4. Dr. Barney Harris
judged the FFA Show and awarded 14
blue, 10 red and 5 white ribbons, for
which exhibitors received cash awards.
The following breed champions and
reserve champions were selected: Grand
Champion Registered Jersey Freddie
Foran. Marianna; Grand Champion
Grade Jersey Johnny Granberry,
Union Grove; Reserve Grand Champion
Grade Jersey Billy Nobles, Marianna;
Grand Champion Registered Guernsey -
Walnut Hill Chapter: Reserve Grand
Champion Grade Holstein Richard
Wyalt, Cottondale.
In the chapter group class, consisting
of three animals, Marianna placed 1st
and Walnut Hill second, each chapter
received a $10.00 award and the Mari-
anna Chapter was awarded a trophy by
the Chipola Dairy Co-op.
The- Showmanship Contest was won by
Tim Hatcher, Jackson County 4-H Club
member and the Fitting Contest by
,Charlds Field, Leon County 4-H.
Seventeen teams participated in the
Dairy Judging Contest with the following
results:
Placing Chapter Score Award
1st Bethlehem 546 S15 1I
2nd Marianna 522 l1) 1t)
3rd BonJfav Sr. 507 7 11F
4th Unon Grove 485 5 I)
5th Vernon 484 f, o')
6th Greenwood 469 5 0
7th Malone 468 5.00
8th Bonifay Jr. 461 'I)
9th Poplar Springs 455 3 0
10th Blountstown St. 453 5.00
Other teams, in order of placing, were
Graceville, Jay, Chipley, Walnut Hill
(tie), Blountstown, Jr. (tie), Wewa-
hitchka, Chipley (Roulhac).
High individuals in judging "ere: 1st,
Bruce Williams, Bethlehem: 2nd. Lonnie
Stanlon, Greenwood; 3rd, Dan Eubanks,
Walnut Hill, tie.
Tied for 4th, 5th and 6th were John
Gerber, Blountstown, Jr., Harry Lyon,
Bonifay, Sr., and Ronald Williams,
Bethlehem.
Cash awards totaling $380.50 were pre-
sented to F.F.A. members and chapters at
the conclusion of the show. The money
was donated by the State Department of
Agriculture, the Vocational Agriculture
Department, the Agricultural Extension
Service, the City of Chipley, Washington
County, the Chipley Kiwanis Club, Sun-
shine State Dairymen's Co-op (Fore-
most), Borden Dairies, Inc., and Cart-
ledge Fertilizer Company.

DAVID HERNDON, president of the Agri-
cultural Economics Club, and a junior in
the College of Agriculture, won third
place in the 1966 Public Speaking Con-
test at the annual meeting of the Ameri-
can Farm Economic Association at
College Park, Maryland, recently.
There were 28 entries in the contest
from departments of agricultural eco-
nomics representing 18 Universities.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1966


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.


THR' NOMAC
FO FAELS


FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
HELPING BUILD FLORIDA


LIVESTOCK JUDGING TEAM

Compliments
Of

Hardee Livestock Market, Inc.
Doyle E. Carlton, Jr., President
Jack Duncan, Vice President
Russell Farmer, Sec.-Treas.
Wauchula, Florida 33873


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JUNE, 1940: C. M. Lawrence was formally elected State Vice President of the
Florida Association, FFA.
April, 1966: Floyd T. Christian, State Superintendent of Schools, announced
the appointment of C. M. Lawrence as the State Supervisor of Vocational Agri-
culture for Florida. Mr. Lawrence became the fifth man to serve as State Super-
visor of Vocational Agriculture, and the fourth to serve as the State FFA Adviser,
but he is the first former vocational agriculture student and FFA member to serve
in these two positions in Florida.
Mr. Lawrence assumed his new duties on July 1, 1966. He joined the state
staff as the Area III Supervisor of Agriculture Education in July, 1958. Prior to
joining the state staff, Mr. Lawrence taught vocational agriculture for ten years,
having served in Clewiston, Wauchula and Lakeland. He received his Bachelor's
Degree in agriculture from the University of Florida in 1947, and his Master's
Degree in 1955.
The Arkansas transplant was a vocational agriculture student in the Hardee
County High School at Wauchula. He received his Greenhand Degree in 1937, and
served the chapter as secretary, treasurer and reporter. He is a farmer in his own
right, being reared on a farm. He still owns and operates a farm near Wauchula.
Mr. Lawrence married Lenora Driggers, a Wauchula girl, and they have a
son, Jerry who is a junior in the College of Agriculture at the University of
Florida. Jerry has been an outstanding Future Farmer, receiving many honors
including being the Southern Regional winner in the Soil and Water Management
Award. At the 1966 National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, Jerry will
receive the American Farmer Degree.
He is active in the Methodist church, having served in most of the official
positions. He is a member of the Florida Cattlemen's Association, Farm Bureau
and many professional education associations. He has served as local commander
of the American Legion; Secretary and Treasurer of the Lions; officers of several
County education associations, and director of the Florida Vocational Agriculture
Teachers Association. In 1951, he was selected as the outstanding member of his
Lions Club, and in 1964, Florida Citrus Mutual honored him with a Distinguished
Service Award for his work in Agricultural Education.
The farmer's son has become a man who can think, act, and speak for himself,
a man who has earned the friendship and respect of people in all walks of life.
He is optimistic about the future of vocational and technical education in agricul-
ture. He is dedicated to his work and will furnish dynamic leadership to our
agriculture and FFA program.
We tip our hats to his impressive progress, and pledge ourselves to help keep
him progressing.




A welcome to
C. M. Lawrence, State Adviser


Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1966


The Florida

Future Farmer


VOLUME XXVII


NUMBER 4


Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc.,
Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association,
Future Farmers of America. Entered as second
class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3,
1879, at the Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida.
Advertising Representative: Cody Publications,
Inc., 847-2801, Box 1030, Kissimmee, Florida.
Area Representatives: Miami, 811 N.W. 139th
Street, MUrray 1-7087.
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, FFA, Sponsored
by State Department of Education, Floyd Chris-
tian, Superintendent of Public Instruction; Carl W.
Proehl, Director of Vocational, Technical, and
Adult Education, Tallahassee, Florida.






State Officers
President .......... Jerry Scarborough, Branford
1st V. Pres .... Thomas McClure, North Miami
2nd V. Pres. ... Dewitt Scott, Poplar Springs
3rd V. Pres. .... Bruce W. Hutchcraft, Brandon
4th V. Pres. Jimmy Emerson, Alachua-Santa Fe
5th V. Pres., Merrill Smith, Jasper-Hamilton Co.
6th V. Pres. Gary Gibson, Seminole-Sanford
Executive Sec'y .. Richard F. Kelly, Tallahassee
State Adviser .... C. M. Lawrence, Tallahassee






National Officers
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






The Cover
HOWARD WILLIAMS, center, National FFA
president, discusses the Sante Fe Chapter awards
with advisers Kenneth Lee (left) and F. D. Mc-
Cormick (right), Jimmy Emerson, chapter presi-
dent, and Gilbert Kelly, chairman of the coopera-
tive committee. The chapter placed first in the
state chapter contest and received a gold
emblem at the National FFA Convention. The
chapter was first in the cooperative contest and
was recently named the chapter Southern Regional
winner at the A.I.C. meeting in Fort Collins, Colo-
rado.












Brooksville chapter
member James
King prepares
to practice using
a 2-4-5-T Sprayer
during Forestry
Camp at Camp
O'Leno near
High Springs.













Forestry


Camp is Hit


With Future


Farmers






James Adkins, Brooksville chapter member, tried his
skill with a tree scale stick during Forestry Camps at Camp
O'Leno. During the week, each group leaves the camp
for one day for a field trip. Meanwhile, other
foresters learn about forestry in the classroom.


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Classroom instruction, field trips

and competition between "forest groups" teach
Future Farmers about forestry tools, fire
prevention, farm forestry, tropical forestry
gum farming, insects and diseases.


THE SYLVAN tranquility of Camp O'Leno
state park near High Springs was punc-
tuated by shouts and sounds of activities
beginning July 10, as some 197 Future
Farmers of America attended the 32nd
Annual Forestry Training Camp.
The Forestry Training Camp, oldest of
its kind in the nation, is conducted under
the supervision of the Florida Forest
Service, with operating expenses paid for
by the major forest products industries
operating in Florida.
Future Farmers of America chapters
from all over the state sponsor the cam-
per-13 to 17 years of age. One F.F.A.
member from each chapter in Districts
I, II, and III is eligible to attend the
first week of camp, according to E. R.
Howard, Information and Education
Chief of the Florida Board of Forestry.
Chapter delegates from south Florida,
Districts IV, V, and VI, attend the second
week of the camp.
As soon as the boys arrive at camp,
they are divided into four "forest" groups
-Oak, Pine, Cedar, and Cypress-for
classes and athletics contest. Each forest
is composed of four cabins, and each
cabin holds up to eight boys. Two coun-
selors are assigned to each cabin.
During the week, each group leaves
the camp one day for a field trip where
they learn by doing. Meanwhile, in the
classrooms, the remainder of the foresters
learn about eight of the facets of forestry.
They are taught principles of the use of
forestry tools, fire control and prevention,
farm forestry, tropical forestry and gum
farming. In addition, they learn about
life and death in the forest: tree identi-
fication, the insects and diseases that help
or harm the tree and the animals that
live within the forest.
Along with their classroom instruc-
tion, the boys receive an opportunity to
use their knowledge in competition. Al-
though the forestry contests are as much
a learning experience as the classroom
lectures and discussions, the boys often
seem to think of them more as recrea-
tion than study. Considering the physi-
cal activity involved, they may be right.
For instance, two of the contests are
log rolling and log sawing. In log roll-
ing, each cabin enters two contestants,
who must work together to roll a log,

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1966


8 feet long and 12 to 16 inches in diam-
ter, 100 feet. Keeping the log between
two boundary lines 12 feet apart and 50
feet long, the boys must roll the log down
to the end and back to the starting point,
using only cant hooks. Disqualification
results if the boys' bodies touch the log.
Instructors for the boys include voca-
tional agriculture teachers from high
schools around the state as well as in-
formation and education foresters of the
Board of Forestry.
Recreation for relaxation is inter-
spersed with both the instructional rec-
reation and classes. Softball tourna-
ments are scheduled each afternoon when
classes are over for the day, and other
athletic games are played after supper.
Swimming in the Santa Fe River is also
scheduled each morning.
Two of the major events at the camp
are Olympic night and the awards ban-
quet. Olympic night falls on Monday
when each "forest" produces teams or
representatives for horseshoes, table ten-
nis, shuffleboard and volleyball. Com-
petitive eliminations are held to deter-
mine the "Camp Champs."
The awards banquet is held for the
entire camp on Friday7 evening. Four
top campers receiving a $25 U. S. Govern-
ment Savings Bond were chosen for each
weekly session of camp. The first week's
winners were Donnie Johnson and Cody
Taylor of Poplar Springs, Larry Down-
ing of Trenton, and David Gaboardi of
Melrose. Recipients of the awards for
the second week were Donald Elliott and
Larry Pepper of Sebring, Mack Davis,
Jr. of Brooksville (Moton) and Terry
Parsons of Dade City.
All boys who have completed the camp
activities and study program receive a
Junior Forester Certificate at the ban-
quet. At the end of each week a final
examination is given, covering the in-
structional material presented during the
week. Those who score 70 per cent or
more receive a scale stick.
David Gaboardi made the highest
score the first week (98) and Donald
Elliott was highest scorer the second
week (96). A complete list of grades
made by all campers was sent to chapter
advisers by Mr. E. R. Howard of the
Florida Forest Service.


Four top campers of the first week at O'-
Leno State Park were (from left): Don-
nie Johnson and Cody Taylor, Poplar
Springs; Larry Downing, Trenton; and
David Gaboardi, Melrose.


Associate State Forester J. M. Bethea of
the Florida Forest Service presents cer-
tificates for $25 U.S. Savings Bonds to
two of the top campers: (left to right)
Bethea; Mack Davis, Jr., Brooksville;
Terry Parsons, Webster; and C. P. Niel-
son, general manager, Southern Wood-
lands, Owens-Illinois, Jacksonville. Niel-
son was the principal speaker at the ban-
quet held at the end of the second
week's activities.


J. M. Bethea of the Florida Forest Serv-
ice presented to two Sebring Chapter
members two of the top four awards pre-
sented at the Training Camp. The win-
ners were: (from left) Bethea, Donald
Elliot, Leroy Pepper and C. P. Nielson,
general manager, Southern Woodlands,
Owens-Illinois.


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Friendly introductions preceded the donors dinner at Pensacola during the Good-
will Tour


Goodwill Tour Takes FFA Officers

To Towns Throughout the State


STATE FFA officers on the 12th Annual
FFA Goodwill Tour which began Friday,
July 22nd, attended the final session of
the Annual Forestry Training Camp held
at Camp O'Leno near High Springs.
They included Jerry Scarborough,
state president from Branford; 1st Vice
President Thomas McClure of Miami;
2nd Vice President Dewitt Scott of
Poplar Springs; 3rd Vice President Bruee
Hutchcraft of Brandon; 4th Vice Presi-
dent Jimmy Emerson of Alachua; 5th
Vice President Merrill Smith of Jasper;
and 6th Vice President Gary Gibson of
Sanford. Also included in the party this
year were Advisory Board Members
Ronald Jeffries, Lewis Tucker, and
George Busby; and executive secretary,
Richard Kelly.
Itinerary for the tour included Grace-
ville, where on Saturday Homer Kindig
conducted the group on a tour of the
Gold Kist Peanut Mill, owned and
operated by Cotton Producers Associa-
tion. Later the officers were entertained
at a smoked steak dinner by Carlos Mc-
Nair, Manager of the Graceville Cotton
Producers Association. Dewitt Scott,
second vice president of the Florida As-
sociation, FFA, was the host in Grace-
ville.
The group continued to Pensacola for
a five-day stay. On Sunday, attending
worship services at the Naval Base, they
toured ships, lunched aboard the USS
Tweedy, and participated in a recrea-
tional program before supper.
Officers' meetings daily at the motel
or at the Gulf Power Company Building
were included in the week's agenda.
Members of the tour party were guests


of the Pensacola Jaycees for lunch Mon-
day, toured Sears Roebuck facilities
Tuesday, breakfasted with the Gopher
Club and attended a leadership program
Wednesday at the Pensacola Junior
College for the chapter officers in Oka-
loosa, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Walton,
and Bay Counties.
Thursday's schedule found the party
touring farms and the St. Regis Paper
Company. The week in Pensacola was
climaxed by a banquet for the officers at
which most of the sponsors for the meals
and the banquet were present. Cooperat-
ing as sponsors this year were: Barrington
Feed and Seed Co., Chemstrand, Pensa-


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Radford Locklin, Superintendent of Schools, Santa Rosa County, spoke to FFA state
officers and guests during the donors dinner at Pensacola during the Goodwill Tour.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1966


cola Buggy Works, Escambia Farm
Bureau, Sears Roebuck Company, Gulf
Power Company, St. Regis Paper Com-
pany, Cotton States Insurance, Santa
Rosa Island Authority, Florida National
Bank in Brent, and the Pensacola
Interstate Fair.
The officers stopped in Marianna
where the Jackson County Farm Bureau
had arranged for them to give a special
program at the weekly meeting of the
Marianna Kiwanis Club. They were
overnight guests of the Duval Hotel.
In Foley, the officers were guests for a
tour of the Buckeye Cellulose Plant.
They also had a chance to learn improv-
ed forestry practices by viewing the
Buckeye Forestry movie and visiting the
company nursery.
Wilder Chapman, the official guide for
the team, described the FFA officers as
a "fine group of young men-the type
that Buckeye is always glad to host on a
tour of our plants."
Their stay in Perry was climaxed by a
luncheon at the Colonial Restaurant.
Alan E. Hart, superintendent of public
instruction, made a brief address at the
luncheon welcoming the officers to Perry.
Each officer told of his experiences in
FFA and described various club projects
in which he had participated.
At Branford, a tour of the Ward
Fertilizer Company was conducted by
Charles Fletcher, warehouse manager for
the firm, with several Branford citizens
accompanying the FFA boys through the
plant. Each was presented a wallet by
J. R. Fletcher, a gift from the citizens of
the Branford area in appreciation of the
success achieved through their selection
as state officers. The group also enjoyed
boiled peanuts and cold drinks before
continuing their tour of the state.
In Lake City, the boys took part in a
tour of Columbia County farms over the
weekend. David Herndon served as host
for the tour. On Saturday night they
attended a banquet at the Red Barn
Restaurant where Dean Herbert Atta-
way, director of the Forest Ranger
School, was the speaker. County Agent
























sponsored by
Roulhac FFA Chapter
Chipley, Florida


Willie Cummings
sponsored by
John T. Vereen Fruit Co.
Box 327. Plymouth, Ph. 886-5522


Neal Dukes was presented an Honorary
Farmer's Degree at the banquet spon-
sored by Columbia Milling Company,
Russell Wade, Inc., and the Cattlemen's
Association.
James Thacker of the Lake City Junior
College faculty, spoke to the touring
officers at the breakfast Sunday morning
prior to the group's departure for Jack-
sonville. As guests of the Florida Pub-
lishing Company, the officers toured the
publishing company's plant after an after-
noon highlighted by a fire boat trip.
Monday the group was the guest of
Barnett First National Bank for break-
fast and a tour of the bank facility. Later
they toured Winn-Dixie Stores and were
guests of the company for lunch. After
visiting Mayor Lou Ritter at City Hall
and touring Sears Roebuck and Company
Plant, the group was the guest of Sears
for dinner.
Tuesday morning Standard Oil Com-
pany was host for the group for break-
fast after which a tour of the Standard
Oil Docks was made. The plants of Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company, Wilson-
Toomer Fertilizer Company, and Florida
Tractor Equipment Company were
toured.
The Goodwill Tour was concluded
Wednesday, August 5, following a break-
fast at which the Agriculture Committee
of the Jacksonville Area Chamber of
Commerce was host to the F. F. A.
officers and members of the state Advi-
sory Board.
The State FFA Officers were able to
see that agriculture and industry are
interdependent by learning that agricul-
ture supplies industry with raw material,
and in turn make supplies and equipment
available to users in the field of agricul-
ture as well as to the general public.
They were impressed by the research
done by industry and the number of
people involved in producing and pre-
paring goods with which sales personnel
accommodate their customers. The
Goodwill Tour was worthwhile.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall,,1966


CHORUS MEMBERS:


Three Florida Boys Join Chorus


Maurice Wynn, Jr.
MAURICE WYNN, JR. is the 18 year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Wynn of
Chipley, Florida. A graduate of'Roulhac
High School, Maurice has been a mem-
ber of the chapter quartet for four years,
a member of Student Council, Social
Studies Club, and recently served as a
delegate to the State Student Council
Convention held in Leesburg.
Upon entering high school, he joined
the band where he played the drums,
baritone and susaphone; and the chorus,
singing bass.
Later joining the FFA, Maurice was
elected chaplain, during which time he
carried on many Supervised Practice
Programs. Included in them were cat-
tle production, landscaping, home gar-
dening, and chicken production. Last
year Maurice went to the State FFA
Convention to participate in the quartet
contest.

Joseph Youngblood
JOE YOUNGBLOOD is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Youngblood, Sr. of St. Cath-
erine, Florida. As a junior at Mills
High School in Webster, Joe is an honor


roll student; vice president of the student
council; a member of the high school
band, chorus, football and basketball
teams; a member of the Science Club;
and reporter for the Webster FFA Chap-
ter.
His supervised practice consists of
25 head of hogs, 1 purebred Aberdeen-
Angus steer, 6 acres of corn, 2 acres, of
beans, and 3 acres of improved past-ire
land.

Willie Cummings
WILLIE CUMMiGs is the 17 year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Cumnings,
Sr. of New Smyrna Beach. A recent
graduate of Chisholm High Sdhool,
Willie has served as vice president of his
chapter and chairman of many program
of work committees. He has been a dele-
gate to the state convention, a mem r of
the chapter school band, member of the
school chorus and president of his class
during his senior year.
Willie's Supervised Practice Proram
has consisted of citrus and small fi4its,
citrus nursery and ornamental plant jro-
dution.
He is presently enrolled at the Day-
tona Beach Junior College.


Voice of Democracy Contest
"DEMOCRACY-What It Means To Me" is the subject of the 20th Annual
Voice of Democracy Contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The contest is open to all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students and involves
writing and announcing a three to five minute radio script.
For additional information contact: L. M. Van Winkel, Chairman, Voice
of Democracy Contest, 106 Lake Avenue, Lake Palms, Largo. Fla. 33540.


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David W. Bridges


Polk County FFA Foundation, Inc.
Auburndale, Kathleen, Bartow Sr., Bartow Jr., Fort Meade, Frostproof, Hainee City, Kathleen Sr., Lakeland, Lake
Winter Haven-Westwood, Winter Haven Denison. Winter Haven-Lake Alfred.


AMERICAN FARMER CANDIDATES:


Fourteen Floridians Get Americal


FOURTEEN of Florida's farm boys re-
ceived the American Farmer Degree,
highest award offered by the FFA, at the
National Convention in Kansas City.
Missouri.
Each of the boys attending the Con-
vention and receiving their degrees were
also given a gold key. certificate
and a $125 check from the National
F.F.A. Foundation. The American
Farmer Candidates from Florida are:
David Bridges. Auburndale; Joe Busby,
Santa Fe Senior: Donald G. Cook.
Vernon: George Larry Ford. Malone;
David Fugate, Santa Fe Senior: James
Harper, Chiefland: Jerry Lawrence,
Peace River: Joe Race. Winter Haven;
John Edward Royster. Williston: Charles
Richard Sargeant. Lakeland; Marcus D.
Shackelford. Peace River; E. Clyde
Thornhill, Groveland; James Frank Veal,
Pahokee: and Charles D. Waller. Bartow.

Marcus D. Shackelford
MARCUs Dow SHACKELFORD is the 21
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. IM.
Shackelford of Wauchula. His Supervised
Practice Program this year includes 20
cows for breeding.
At the age of ten, Marcus received a
single cow as a gift from his grand-
mother and has since increased his herd
from one to twenty head.
As an active member of the Peace
River FFA Chapter, Marcus has served
as president, vice president, and reporter
of his chapter. Among his other leader-
ship activities, he has served as a dele-
gate to the state and national convention
and Leadership Camp. toastmaster at the
local Parent-Son Banquet, emcee on
local radio broadcasts, speaker for a Ves-
per Program, and consultant for num-


erous committees.
In addition, Marcus has received wide
recognition for his collection of awards
and degrees. He was a member of the
quartet team which won third place in
state competition in 1960. The follow-
ing year, his quartet placed second in
the state and in 1962 placed first. He
was a recipient of the Florida Bankers
Scholarship and the State Leadership
Award the year before he was elected
fourth vice president of the State Associ-
ation, Future Farmers of America.
In high school, Marcus was a mem-
ber of the Key Club. Varsity Football
and Basketball teams. Vesper Club, Sun-
day School and Training Union.
At Abraham-Baldwin Junior College.
he was a member of the Saddle and
Sirloin Club and recipient of the Saddle
and Sirloin Leadership Award. In ad-
dition, he was a Who's Who nominee at
the college. Presently he is attending
the University of Florida where he is
studying Animal Science.

Charles D. Waller
CHARLES D WALLER, a 1961 graduate of
Bartow Senior High School, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Waller of Lake-
land. His Supervised Practice Program
includes beef and dairy animals, poultry,
bees, truck crops, and citrus.
As an active member of the Bartow
FFA Chapter, Charles served as secretary
and president of his chapter, and fourth
vice president of the Polk County Federa-
tion. He has participated in judging,
public speaking, parliamentary pro-
cedure, and officers' fitness contests.
The State Dairy Farming Award.
Senior Agriculture Award, Dekalb A-
ward, and Pasture Essay Contest Winner


1 Farmer Degrees
are a few of Charles' rewards for his
ability and accomplishments in FFA.
In college now, after a tour of duty
with the Army Security Agency. he is a
member of Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity,
Circle "K". and President of Phi Beta
Lambda. He is also a member of the
Junior Chamber of Commerce of Bartow.
His wife is the former Margaret Thomas
of Lakeland.

Joe B. Race
JOE BowYER RACE. a 20 year old gradu-
ate of Winter Haven High School. is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Race, Jr. of
Winter Haven. Joe's Supervised Practice
Program consists of a 7.5 acre citrus
grove which his father owns.
Joe's interest in the FFA organization
began when his father gave each of his
five children a 20% interest in the grove
with the understanding that each of the
boys would manage it when old enough.
Accepting his father's challenge, Joe en-
rolled in vocational agriculture as a
freshman and joined the Future Farmers
of America. Collecting booklets and
pamphlets from the Citrus Experiment
Station in Lake Alfred gave him the
opportunity to study further the diseases
which affect citrus and the culture of
citrus, including spraying and fertilization
programs, irrigation procedures, and
freeze protection during cold waves.
Having advanced from a grove laborer
to production manager of Southern
Groves and Southern Groves Nurseries,
Inc.. Joe is also a full-time student at
Polk Junior College where he is taking
pre-agriculture courses.
Joe was selected Outstanding Citizen of
the Year as a freshman at Denison Junior
High School. The same year he was


speaker of the house for the Student
Government's House of Representatives.
For two years Joe served as president of
the Winter Haven City Teen Council and
was director of the District III Teen
Council. He was president of his Junior
Class, member of Student Council.
Episcopal Youth Group. Wheel Club, and
Interclub Council. As a Senior he was
elected Winter Haven High School
Senior Notable. Although he was
elected to attend Boy's State in 1962, Joe
selected to attend the FFA convention in
Daytona Beach instead.
He has received two varsity letters in
football, and the 1963 District Winner's
award in the Citrus Production Contest.
In summarizing, Joe says. "While
Vocational Agriculture advanced my
technical knowledge of agriculture and
my specialization in citrus, the Future
Farmers of America organization made
me aware of the scope and magnitude of
modern agriculture and how it relates to
our lives and the rest of the world."

Charles R. Sargeant
CHARLES RICHARD SARCEANT, a 1963 grad-
uate of Lakeland High School, is the 20
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John B.
Sargeant of Lakeland.
His principal FFA projects throughout
school consisted of dairy cows, tomato
plants, and general truck crops. His
Supervised Practice Program this year
includes 2 dairy cows for milk, 4 dairy
heifers, and a 100 square foot tomato
plant bed.
Charles' leadership activities include
chapter secretary and reporter for one
year each. delegate to state and national
FFA convention, representative to leader-
ship school, and show assistant at various
dairy shows at the Florida State Fair in
Tampa. He has participated in dairy
judging, poultry judging, vegetable judg-
ing, parliamentary procedure, and public
speaking.
During his high school years, Charles


Charles R. Sargeant


Wales, Mulberry, Winter Haven Sr..


served as an officer of the Methodist
Conference. representative to the Metho-
dist Student Conference and Ecumenical
Conference, delegate to the Metho-
dist Laymen's Retreat, member of the
Biology Club, Florida Guernsey Cattle
Club, Dairy Short Course, and was
elected Sophomore Class Senator at Polk
Junior College this past year.

David W. Bridges
DAVID W. BRIDES, age 19, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jay R. Bridges of Polk
City. A graduate of the Auburndale
Senior High School. David was an active
member of the Auburndale FFA Chapter.
His leadership activities included being
FFA chapter president, vice president.
chaplain, secretary of the Polk County
Federation, delegate to the state FFA
Convention, member of various commit-
tees: top camper of the 1960-61 state FFA
Forestry Camp. participant in parlia-
mentary procedure and demonstration
contests, member of livestock, poultry,
land, vegetable, and meats judging teams;
and emcee for public speaking and sweet-
heart contests.
David was the first place winner on the
local level of the Feeder Steer Award for
1961-62. and 1963 Area III Star State
Farmer.
An exceptional leader in other areas,
David served as secretary and president
of his Sunday School class, was a member
of the high school varsity football team,
junior member of the Cattlemen's Associ-
ation, vice president of the Teen Club,
representative on the Inter Club Council,
stage manager for the senior class play,
and a member of his church choir.
His Supervised Practice Program con-
sists of a 12 acre citrus grove in which he
acquired a 25% interest during his second
year in vocational agriculture, eight beef
cows, and 10 acres of Alyce Clover Hay.
Presently David is attending Polk
Junior College in Bartow. studying
Animal Husbandry.


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James Frank Veal
JAMES FRANK VEAL, past reporter and
sentinel of the Pahokee FFA Chapter, is
the 21 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Willie N. Veal of Canal Point.
James' Supervised Practice Program
this year consists of 135 beef cows for
breeding, and 4 horses. The livestock
James owns was purchased with the
initial earnings from his vocational agri-
culture project, the sale of his beef calves,
and earnings from odd jobs such as car-
ing for cattle at the South Florida Fair
and hauling cattle to market. From per-
sonal savings and a $500 loan from his
grandfather. James was able to buy an
additional 20 calves.
In addition, James has a partnership
agreement with his father and brother
whereby 30.000 acres of undeveloped
pastureland is rented. As his share,
James pays 25 percent of all cash rent,
hired labor, materials used, and upkeep
of machinery in return for the use of the
pasture for his cattle and horses. He is
personally responsible for operating and
managing his own supervised practice
program, buying and marketing his cattle,
selecting breeding stock, breeding and
feeding, and maintaining the pasture
through fertilization, seeding and build-
ing fences.
As an active member of the FFA,
James has served as a delegate to the
state FFA convention and leadership
school. He has been a member of various
committees, has attended the Florida
State Fair in Tampa, and has partici-
pated in district livestock judging.
At the 36th Annual FFA Convention,
James was selected Area Star Farmer
for Area III. He was president of his
freshman class in high school, president
of his junior class, member of the junior
high football team, vice chairman of the
junior prom committee, 4-H Club leader,
member of the Farm Bureau, Artificial
Breeders Association, and Palm Beach
County Cattlemen's Association.


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David E. Fugate
sponsored by
Santa Fe FFA
A state and national gold emblem
chapter, Santa Fee High School



John E. Royster
JOHN EDWARD ROYSTER is the 20 year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Royster
of Williston. An active member of the
Williston FFA Chapter, John's Super-
vised Practice Program consists of 15
acres of corn for grain, 10 for breeding,
and five cows for meat.
From 1959 to 1963, while John was
still in school, his father furnished all the
land, machinery, and equipment for
crops and livestock projects while John
furnished the necessary assistance in the
total farming operation.
In January of 1965, John and his
father formed a partnership in which
they were to share equally all the live-
stock, land, buildings, machinery and
equipment. The agreement included all
liabilities and assets on the farm and in
the business enterprises which had been
developed.
In addition, John is responsible for
carrying out 50% of the labor, supervised
hired labor, and care and maintenance
of all equipment.
As an active member and outstanding
leader in FFA activities, John served as
chapter reporter and assistant secretary.
He has been a delegate to the state FFA
convention for three years, a delegate to
the state Forestry Camp, and district
Leadership School. In addition, he has
participated in livestock judging, land
judging, dairy judging, public speaking,
and has won first place in the local Farm
Electrification and Farm Mechanics.

David E. Fugate
DAVID E. FucATE of Santa Fe Chapter
at Alachua, is the 20 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe E. Fugate. His Super-
vised Practice Program this year in-
cludes six beef cows for breeding, 10
acres of corn for grain, and seven acres
of sweet pepper. In carrying out his
practice program, David has complete
management responsibility and makes all


James Harper
sponsored by
B. And B. Tractor Co
Thomas Brookins, owner
Chiefland. Florida


decisions concerning his livestock. How-
ever, decisions made concerning ferti-
lizer analysis, amount of fertilizer, and
cultivation and harvesting practices are
first discussed with his father and vo-
cational agriculture teacher.
As an active member of the Florida
Association, FFA, David has attended
the state convention as a delegate for the
past five years, and has attended the
national convention as a chapter reprer
sentative.
Not only is David outstanding in his
leadership activities but also in the hard
work that merits the awards and degrees
he has earned. In 1963 he won first
place in the state in the Soil and Water
Conservation Speaking Contest and the
following year was named Southern Re-
gional Winner. Chapter star farmer in
1962, he was awarded the Area Star Far-
mer Degree in 1964 with the State
Leadership Award.
Extra curricular activities in which
David was involved included Boy Scouts,
football, track, Beta Club, Student Coun-
cil, Science Club, Future Teachers, Junior
Class play, Homecoming and Alumni
Association. To climax the events of
his senior year, David served as a page
to D. R. (Billy) Matthews in the U. S.
House of Representatives.
Presently David is attending Lake
City Junior College where he is pre-
paring for a major in Agriculture Edu-
cation.

James Harper
JAMES HARPm, a student at the Uni-
versity of Florida studying Agriculture,
is the 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Harper of Chiefland.
A graduate of Chiefland High School,
James was active in the Chiefland
Chapter, Future Farmers of America,
serving as president, vice president, and
treasurer. His Supervised Practice Pro-
gram for 1966 consists of 80 head of
cattle for breeding, 10 head of steers for


Donald G. Cook
sponsored by
Florida Bank at Chipley
Chipley, Florida


meat, 40 acres of corn for grain, and 10.5
acres of peanuts for seed.
As an active leader in FFA activities,
James has attended schools for livestock
judging, land judging, meat judging, and
parliamentary procedure. In addition,
he has represented his chapter for four
years as a delegate to the state FFA
convention.
James served as president of the
student council for three years, junior
class vice president, and president of Beta
Club, "C" Club, and Sunday School class.

Donald G. Cook
DONALD GLENWOOD COOK, a graduate of
the Vernon High School, is the 19 year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Cook of
Chipley.
His Supervised Practice Program this
year includes 25 acres of corn for grain,
15 beef cows for meat, 23 beef cows for
breeding, 400 trees for gum farming, 10
acres of general truck crops, and five
acres of hay.
While in school, Donald was active
in the Vernon FFA Chapter, serving as
secretary and reporter. He participated
in public speaking, quartet, tractor driv-
ing, and forestry contests and served as
delegate or alternate delegate to the state
FFA convention for three years and a
chapter representative to the national
convention in 1963.
Besides FFA activities, Donald served
as president of his freshman class, and
reporter for his sophomore class in high
school. He was also a member of the
football team for four years, baseball
team, track team and basketball team. At
the present time, Donald is attending
Chipola Junior College in Marianna.

E. Clyde Thornhill
ELDRDGE CLYDE TORaNHILL, the 21 year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. George M.
Thornhill of Groveland, is a 1963 gradu-
ate of Groveland High School.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall. 1966























E. Clyde Thornhill
sponsored by
Groveland FFA Chapter
Groveland, Florida


As a member of the Groveland FFA
Chapter, Clyde served his chapter for two
years as secretary. Other leadership
activities of his include serving as a
delegate to the Federation's Leadership
school, delegate to the state FFA conven-
tion, delegate to the State Forestry Train-
ing Camp, chairman and consultant of
numerous committees, and speaker at
various civic club programs.
This year, Clyde's Supervised Practice
Program consists of a citrus nursery of
1,511 plants, four beef cows for meat, and
four beef cows for breeding.
Leadership activities in his school and
community include his membership at
the Church of Christ, Farm Bureau,
Florida Angus Association, National
Junior Vegetable Growers, Senior Glee
Club, State Budwood Certification Pro-
gram, Fort Jackson Leadership School,
and Young Farmer Class.
On the state level of participation,
Clyde has been active in Soil and Water
Management as a district winner in 1963,
livestock judging, dairy judging, and soil
conservation. At the present time, he is
preparing for a career in agriculture at
Lake-Sumter Junior College.

Jerry Lawrence
JERRY LAWRENCE, the 20 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Lawrence of Talla-
hassee, is a graduate of Hardee High
School in Wauchula.
As an active member of the Wauchula-
Peace River FFA Chapter, he served two
years as vice president during which time
he attended the state FFA convention as
a chapter delegate and the national FFA
convention as a chapter representative.
In addition he has attended the district
VI Leadership School and participated
in parliamentary procedure demonstra-
tions, radio programs, meats judging,
livestock judging, land judging, vege-
table judging, and soil and water man-
agement.
As a recipient of Sears Roebuck

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1966


Jerry Lawrence
sponsored by
Wauchula State Bank
Your partner in progress
Wauchula, Florida 33873


Scholarship, Jerry received $600 toward
a higher education. Other awards and
recognition he received include a $250
Florida Bankers Scholarship, first place
Southern Regional Winner in Soil and
Water Management, first place winner
of the local Star Green Hand award and
Star Chapter Farmer award. He also
won first place as Junior Conservationist
of Florida and winner of the Florida
Fruit and Vegetable Association Essay
Contest.
Jerry was a member of the Key Club,
National Honor Society, American An-
gus Association, and a citizen for one
week at Florida Boys' State. In addition,
he was a member of the Methodist
Church where he served as a Methodist
Youth Fellowship officer for four years.
As an incentive to continue his work
in vocational agriculture, Jerry received
a gift from his parents during the second
year of his Supervised Practice Program:
25% interest in 94 acres of land and 50%
interest in an additional 200 acres of
land and all farm machinery. This year,
Jerry is carrying out his Supervised
Practice Program with 22 beef cows for
breeding, 10 acres of citrus (bearing), 15
acres of non-bearing citrus, 800 cedar
trees, and one horse for breeding.
Presently attending the University of
Florida in Gainesville, Jerry is pursuing a
career as a veterinarian. As a member of
the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, he
served as chaplain for two years. He is
also a member of the Phi Eta Sigma
Fraternity and the University of Florida
Tutoring Society.

G. Larry Ford
GEORGE LARRY FORD, the 20 year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ford, Jr., is a
1963 graduate of Malone High School.
As president of his FFA chapter for
1962-63, Larry was awarded the Star
State Farmer Degree at the state con-
vention in Daytona Beach. As vice
president for three years, Larry attended


G. Larry Ford
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the convention as a delegate every year
from 1960 to 1964 and was a chapter re-
presentative to the national FFA con-
vention in 1961.
Larry has shown exceptional interest
and ability in his work with swine and
livestock. Among other projects, his
Supervised Practice Program includes 15
hogs for breeding, two cows for dairy
milk, and three cows for beef meat.
His swine enterprise began with a gilt
which he received from the local chapter
pig chain and a gilt given to him by his
father. From these 2 gilts, several
litters were raised, of which only the best
females for brood sows were kept-the
rest were sold as breeding stock and
market hogs. By investing his profits in
higher quality stock, Larry now has sows
and boars of nationally known bloodlines
with certification in their pedigrees.
In the interest of his practice program,
Larry has attended a hog college, has
exhibited animals at numerous fairs and
has shown them on local TV programs.
In all, Larry has had in excess of 39
champions in swine shows on the local
and state level. He has participated in
Farm Mechanics from local to national
level, land judging, beef judging, farm
judging, parliamentary procedure, public
speaking, and dairy and livestock judging.
In addition to hogs and cows, Larry
has 100 acres of corn, 60 acres of pea-
nuts, three acres of short-staple cotton,
and 15 acres of field peas.
During the school year 1960-61, Larry
received first place in the state FAM
Award for showing hogs. Two years
later he was presented the local Dekalb
Award as the outstanding senior and the
High School Agriculture Award in re-
cognition of his outstanding work in
FFA and the Chapter Leadership Award
for outstanding leadership.
For aid and support in continuing his
education, Larry was awarded a $2,400
Jackson County Farm Bureau Scholar-
ship, and a year later a $500 Ralston
Purina Scholarship for being the out-










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standing junior at the University of Flor-
ida in Animal Science, with a grade
point average of 3.8 in his major.
As a student at the University, Larry
was honored with a lifetime membership
in the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He
was also a member of the University's
Block and Bridle Club and Livestock
Judging Team.
In the 1965-66 Southeastern Conference
Spring Livestock Evaluation Contest,
Larry ranked highest individual in swine
evaluation and third highest overall
individual. He was also a member of the
Southeastern Conference Spring Judging
Contest which won first place in cattle
judging.


Joe E. Busby
JOE EARL BUSBY, the 20 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe N. Busby of Gaines-
ville, is a graduate of Santa Fe High
School. His Supervised Practice Pro-
gram consists of 104 goats, two acres of
general truck crops, five acres of pea-
nuts, two acres of blackberries, and five
acres of sweet potatoes.
During high school, he served as chap-
ter vice president and treasurer, delegate
to the State FFA Convention and FFA
Forestry Camp, and chapter representa-
tive to the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City. In addition, Joe has
spoken on radio and TV stations locally
and has had national coverage on radio
and TV in Oklahoma.
While attending the University of
Florida where he is studying Animal
Science, Joe is in partnership with his
father in a Grade "A" commercial goat
dairy. In the partnership agreement,
Joe provided the labor and ability for
construction of a physical plant while
his father furnished the necessary capi-
tal for establishing the dairy. Having
obtained a 33 1/3% ownership in the
enterprise already, Joe is re-investing in
the business until he eventually obtains
complete ownership.


Joe E. Busby
sponsored by
Santa Fe FFA
A state and national gold emblem
chapter. Sant aFe High School.



In addition to his other endeavors, Joe
has been active in showing steers, winning
seven blue ribbons and numerous red
and white ones.
In 1963-64 Joe was awarded a $300
Sears Roebuck Agriculture Scholarship
for his outstanding accomplishments in
Vocational Agriculture.
As a member of the school Science
Club, Joe received honorable mention
for his science project in 1960 and was
a recipient of the Bacsh and Lomb
Science Award in 1963. He was a mem-
ber of the Spanish Club, Block and
Bridle Club, and NJHA. He served as
treasurer of the Student Council, master
of ceremonies for the Junior-Senior Prom,
chairman of the Homecoming Com-
mittee, and vice president of the Pres-
byterian Youth Fellowship at his local
church.


Robert L. Hudson
sponsored by
Branford FFA Chapter
We salute our many fine supporters
and friends.



BAND MEMBERS:


Two Florida Boys

Two FLORIDA boys who are active in their
own high school musical programs, play-
ed with the National Future Farmers of
America band during the 39th annual
Convention at Kansas City, Missouri,
early in October.
The two are Robert L. Hudson of O'-
Brien and Eddie W. Johnson of Tavares.
They joined many other musicians from
around the country in the national band.


Robert L. Hudson

ROBERT LEWIS HUDSON, 17, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Hudson of


Florida Future Farmer for Fall. 1966


STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION
(Act of October 23, 1962; Section 4369, Title 39, United States Code)
1. Date of Filing: September 26, 1966. 2. Title of Publication: FLORIDA FUTURE
FARMER. 3. Frequency of Issue: Quarterly: January April July October. 4. Location of
known Office of Publication: 4i0 West Verona Street, Kissimmee, Florida 32741 (Osceola
County). 5. Location of the Headquarters or General Business Offices of the Publishers:
Knott Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.
6. Publisher: Cody Publications, Inc., Box 1030, Kissimmee, Florida. Editor: Richard
F Kelly, Knott Building, Tallahassee, Florida. 7. Owner: Florida Association, FFA, Knott
Building, Tallahassee, Florida. 8. Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security hold-
ers owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities
None.
9. Paragraphs 7 and 8 include, in cases where the stockholder or security holder appears
upon the books of the company as trustee or in any other fiduciary relation, the name of the
person or corporation for whom such trustee is acting, also the statements in the two paragraphs
show the affiant's full knowledge and belief as to the circumstances and conditions under
which stockholders and security holders who do not appear upon the books of the company as
trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner. Names
and addresses of individuals who are stockholders of a corporation which itself is a stockholder
or holder of bonds, mortgages or other securities of the publishing corporation have been in-
cluded in paragraphs 7 and 8 when the interests of such individuals are equivalent to 1 percent
or more of the total amount of the stock-or securities of the publishing corporation.
NUMBER OF COPIES
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B. Paid Circulation
1. Sales through Dealers, and Carriers, Street Vendors
and Counter Sales ................................. None None
2. Mail Subscriptions ................................. 9,656 9,411
C. Total Paid Circulation ............................... 9,656 9,411
D. Free Distribution by Mail, Carrier or Other Means ...... 1,009 1,104
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F. Office Use, Left-over, Unaccounted, Spoiled After Printing 316 460
G. Total ...................................... ..............10,981 10,975
I certify that the statements made by me above are correct and complete.
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Eddie Wayne Johnson
sponsored by
Star Mobile Homes
Leesburg, Florida
Division of
Divco Wayne Industries, Inc.


In National Band

O'Brien. He is a fourth year member
of the Branford FFA Chapter and a
member of the Branford Buccaneer Band.
Robert has served the band as Sargent
at Arms and as a member of the Band
Advancement Committee. A member
of the band since his elementary school
days, he has held the position of first
chair bass clarinet for the past five years.
He has been active in the livestock
division of the Suwannee County fair
and has represented his chapter in land
judging, parliamentary procedure, and
quartet. At the Florida State Fair in
Tampa, he also represented his chapter
in livestock judging.
His productive projects have included
corn, peanuts, tobacco, hogs, cattle, and
a home fruit orchard. He has had worth-
while experiences in all phases of work
on his father's 400 acre general farm.
During his first year in FFA, Robert
attended the National FFA Convention
in Kansas City and for the past two years
he has played in the National FFA
Band.

Eddie Wayne Johnson
EDDIE WAYNE JOHNSON is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. M. D. Lawson of Tavares. As
an outstanding leader, he has held the
office of chapter reporter and has partici-
pated in many musical contests through-
out the state during his four years
membership in the Tavares High School
band.
In addition, he has been a member of
the livestock judging team, parliamentary
procedure team, and many others. He is
presently serving as chapter president.
His Supervised Practice Program has
consisted of citrus, truck crops and beef
steers exhibited at Lake County Fair.

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Peace River Livestock Team
Competes at National
THE Peace River Team composed of
Ronnie Durrance, Wayne Warren, and
Skip Gause represented Florida in
National Competition at the American'
Royal Livestock Show, Kansas City, dur-
ing the October National FFA Conven-
tion.

SKIP GAUSE
SKIP GAUSE, 17 is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. G. B. Gause of Wauchula, Florida.
He has participated in public speaking,
was a member of the Key Club, and was
selected as a delegate to Florida Boys'
State. At the 38th Annual State FFA
Convention in Daytona Beach this past
summer, Skip was awarded the State's
highest degree in FFA-State Farmer.
As a senior this past year, he served as
chapter reporter.

WAYNE L. WARREN
WAYNE L. WARREN is the 18 year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Warren, Jr. of
Wauchula, Florida.
Awarded the State Farmer Degree at
the 38th Annual State FFA Convention,
Wayne has been active in parliamentary
procedure and public speaking contests;
Key Club as President; and his FFA
Chapter as President. In addition, Wayne
was a delegate to Florida Boys' State in
1965.
In State Competition, Wayne's beef
breeding project earned fourth place and
fifteen dollars. In last year's Hardee
County Fair and Livestock Show, Wayne
showed the Grand Champion female, a
three year old Angus owned by the Peace
River FFA Chapter.

RONNIE L. DURRANCE
RONNIE DURRANCE, 18, is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Larry W. Durrance of Bowling
Green, Florida. He received the district
prize of $25 for his work in Soil and
Water Conservation in 1966 and $15
second prize when his feeder steer pro-
ject was voted second best in state com-
petition.
A 1966 recipient of the State Farmer
Degree, Ronnie was also awarded first
place in the Showmanship Contest at last
year's Hardee County Fair and Livestock
Show. For Record Book Awards, Ron-
nie received a second place award.
Other leadership activities include par-
ticipation in parliamentary procedure,
Key Club Sophomore Director and Trea-
surer, and Vice President and Parliamen-
tarian of his FFA Chapter.

GEORGE LARRY FORD, a junior in the
College of Agriculture, of Malone, has
been awarded a $500 Ralston-Purina
scholarship on the basis of his grades and
character. Ford is majoring in animal
science. (Larry was the Star State
Farmer and State Vice President in
1963-64.)
14 Florida Future Farmer for Fall. 1966


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Santa Fe Wins National
AIC-FFA Leadership Award
SANTA FE was one of the four outstand-
ing chapters of the Future Farmers of
America declared national winners of the
annual A.I.C. F.F.A. Cooperative
Leadership Awards.
By sharing in the $2,000 prize fund
provided by the American Institute of
Cooperation, the chapter officers and
advisers were able to attend the 38th
Annual A.I.C. Farm Business Confer-
ence at Colorado State University, Ft.
Collins, July 31-August 3. Attending were
Kenneth Lee and his wife; Tommy Beck,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Randal Beck of
High Springs; Tim Kelly of Forest
Grove; and Craig Lewis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford Lewis of Alachua.
At the conference, Craig accepted the
Southern Regional Award plaque for the
chapter. He was chairman of the com-
mittee that collected information for the
application that won the state regional
awards. Tim was chairman of one of
the twenty discussion groups and Tom-
my was a panel member of a youth dis-
cussion group on cooperation.

Brooksville Takes First
In School Forest Contest
THE BROOKSVILLE FFA Chapter of
Hernando high school was presented the
first place award of $250 for the best
school forest of the 1965-66 school year,
by Maynard Stitt, public relations man-
ager, St. Regis Paper Company.
The presentation was made at a special
dinner for the vocational agriculture
teachers during their annual conference
in Daytona Beach on July 20, 1966, which
was sponsored by the St. Regis Paper
Company and the following electrical
power suppliers: Gulf Power Company,
Pensacola; Tampa Electric Company,
Tampa; Florida Power Corporation, St.
Petersburg; and the Florida Power and
Light Company, Miami.
The St. Regis Paper Company of Jack-
sonville and Pensacola sponsors the
Future Farmers of America Chapter
Awards each year. The Chapter Forest
entries are judged and ranked in order
with a first and second place in the three
areas of the state, with the first place be-
ing selected from the three area winners.
First place in each area of the state
were: Area I, Baker; Area II, Bradford
at Starke; and Area III, Largo FFA
Chapter. Each of these chapters was
awarded $75. Second place winners in
the state were: Area I, Tallahassee-Leon,
and Area II, Baldwin. Each of these
chapters was awarded $50.
The inspection team made up of rep-
resentatives from St. Regis Paper
Company, Florida Board of Forestry, and
the Future Farmers of America visit the
top ten chapters and make a final placing
and select the winner. The $250 to the
Brooksville Chapter was for a trip to the
National FFA Convention in Kansas City
in October.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1966 15


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