State Fair Preview
Post on your
Naval Stores Forestry Program
(Final Report) (S) ................. Executive Secretary 1
Forestry Field Day-Dists. V, VI ......... Mulberry .......2
N. J. H. A. Convention (N) .............. St. Louis. Mo. ....4-8
Forestry Field Day-Dists. IV ............ Sumter County ..... 9
Highlands County Fair ................... Sebring .... ...16-22
DeSoto County Fair and
Livestock Exposition ................ .. .Arcadia ......... 17-21
Manatee County Fair ....................Palmetto ......23-28
Pasco County Fair ..... .......... Dade City .. .24-28
Dade County Youth Show .............. .Miami ........24-29
South Florida Fair and Exposition ........W. Palm Bch 27-Feb. 4
Southwest Florida Fair ................... Fort Myers ..30-Feb. 4
Degree Application (S) .............. Executive Secretary 1
Degree Application (S) ................ Executive Secretary 1
Southeastern Fat Stock Show and Sale .... Ocala ..... 5-11
Florida State Fair ... ampa ...........7-18
Florida State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S) Tampa ...........7-11
F.F.A Day-Florida State Fair (S) .. ...Tampa ......... 11
Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S) Tampa .......... 12-18
Dade County Exposition ........- ...:..Homestead ... 14-19
Suwannee River Fair and Livestock. Show Fannin Springs 16-17
Florida Citrus Showcase ..... ... Winter Haven ... 18-25
National F.F.A. Week (N) ..... .................... 18-25
Marion County 4-H and F.F.A.
Livestock and Poultry Show .... ....Ocala ........... 20-25
St. Lucie County Fair ................... Fort Pierce . .. 20-26
Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show ...... Kissimmee ..... 22-26
North Florida Livestock Show and Sale ... Madison ........ 27-28
Central Florida Fair ...................... Orlando ... .27-Mar. 11
Hernando County Fair ................... Brooksville ..28-Mar. 4
Deadline-Farm Electrification Award
Application (S) .................. Executive Secretary 1
Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S) Executive Secretary 1
Citrus County Fair ........................ Inverness .........1-4
F.F.A. Livestock Show and Sale (S) ... .Gainesville .........2
Forestry Field Day, District II .......... Tallahassee ........ .2
Chale Nitka Rodeo and Youth
Livestock Show ..................... .. Moore Haven .....3-5
Southern Safety Conference .............. Richmond, Va. ... 5-7
Pinellas County Fair and Horse Show ...... Largo ............6-11
Forestry Field Day, District III .......... Gainesville ........ 9
Martin County Fair ... .. ............. Stuart .. ....... 11-18
Hillsborough County Fair ................ Plant City ....13-18
Lake County Fair and Flower Show ........ Eustis ..... .. .13-18
Deadline-Field Crops Award
Application (S) ...... .............. Executive Secretary 15
Deadline-Soil and Water Management
Award Application (S) ................ Executive Secretary 15
Deadline-Dairy Farmer Award
Application (S) ..................... Executive Secretary 15
Polk County.Youth Fair .. ........... Bartow ..........16-17
Sarasota County Fair .................... Sarasota ........ .20-25
Monroe County Fair ...................... Key West 27-Apr. 3
Bradford County Fair .................... Starke ..... 29-Apr. 1
State Land Judging ... ............ .Ocala ... ...31-Apr. 1
F.F.A. Livestock Show and Sale (A) ...... Live Oak .............
Forestry Field Day, District I ............ West Florida ..... 31-
Deadline-State Forestry Contest
(SAL) (S) ........... ................. Executive Secretary 1
Pinellas County Fair and Horse Show ...... Largo ............ 6-11
Copies Public Speaking (S-D) ............ Chairman ...........7
Northea-i Flri, l a ..... ............ Callahan ........11-12
Levy C.,un., I ,.r .... .................. Williston ........11-12
West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale ...Quincy .......... 11-12
Sub-District Contests (S-D) .............. Chairman .......14-15
Deadline-National Band (N) .............. Executive Secretary 15
Deadline-National Chorus (N) ............... Executive Secretary 15
Copies Public Speaking (D) .............Chairman ..........21
District Contests (0) .................... Chairman .......28-29
State Executive Officers
Committee :Mlt Ling ................... Daytona Beach .......
Chapter Cooperative Leadership Scrap-
books with Chapter Accomplishment
Rlor ......... .. ......... Executive Secretary 1
:). ,.In. -Ca(iilrnEn Contest Entries (S) ..Executive Secretary 1
i)-..'Jinr-Ch.jill r Accomplishment
R-ir S, ..................... Executive Secretary 1
D-),i.-ln.--Enlre. Chapter Forest
C.:r,-1 i ........ I . .............. Executive Secretary 1
Deadline-Farm Safety Award
Application (S) ..... ......... Executive Secretary 1
Deadline-Feeder-Steer and Beef Breeding Executive Secretary 1
Deadline-Citrus Production .............. Executive Secretary
Deadline-Citrus Placement ...... .. ..Executive Secretary 1
Naval Stores Forestry Program Entry (S) . Executive Secretary 1
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S) ...... Executive Secretary 15
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C) Executive Secretary 15
Copies Public Speaking (A) .............. Executive Secretary
Area Contests (A) ..................... Chairman
Copies Public Speaking (S) ............... Chairman
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S) .......... .... ................
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) .......... State Convention .. .13
Judging, Grading, Identification and
Demonstration Contests (S) ............ State Convention ...13
Special Delegates and Advisers Luncheon (S) State Convention ...13
State FFA Convention (S) ................ Daytona each .13-16
Annual Fish Fry (S) .... .. .. .....State Convention ... 14
Bandshell Program (S) ........... State Convention .. 14
Judging Entries Chapter Forestry
Contest (S) ............... ........ .State Committee
State Forestry Camp, Dists. I, II, III (S) Camp O'Leno ... 9-15
State Forestry Camp, Dists. IV, V, VI (S). .Camp O'Leno .. .16-22
Vocational Agriculture Teachers
C conference (S ) .......... ............. .....................
State Officers Leadership Meeting
and Goodwill Tour ........ ........... ........ 22-Aug. 2
District I Chapter Officers'
Leadership Meeting ................... Pensacola
Tri-State Contests-Public Speaking;
Quartet Contest .............. .. Florida
23rd Annual National Safety Week (N) ................... 23-29
West Florida Dairy Show (A) ........... Chipley ........... 3
Leadership Training Camp Miniwanca ...... Shelby, Michigan 14-27
* (N)-NATIONAL, (C)-COUNTY, (A)-AREA, (S)-STATE, (0)-OPEN, (SD)-SUB-DISTRICT (TS)-TRI-
By Way of Editorial Comment:
DR. CARL W. PROEHL was appointed last May by State Superintendent of Public
Instruction, Floyd T. Christian, as assistant superintendent for the Division of
Vocational, Technical and Adult Education for the State Department of Educa-
tion. He was named to succeed Dr. Walter R. Williams, Jr. who retired. Dr.
Proehl assumed his duties July 1, coming to the department from Pensacola, where
he was vice president of the Pensacola Junior College, in charge of the Center
for Adult Studies.
A native of Galveston, Texas, 49-year-old Dr. Proehl has been a teacher or
educational administrator most of his life-except for service with the Marine
Corps during World War II.
He received his A. B. degree from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsyl-
vania, in 1939; his M. A. from the University of Illinois; and his doctorate in
education from the University of Illinois.
From 1940 to 1942, he was a teacher of English and social studies at the
Clinton, Illinois high school. Dr. Proehl also has been assistant director of stu-
dent teaching at Northern Illinois University; director of the graduate intern
program at the same institution; and director of education for the U. S. Navy
Pre-Flight School at the Pensacola Naval Air Station.
His wife, Dorothy, also is an educator, serving as librarian at Leonard Wesson
Elementary School in Tallahassee. They have two children, Carl, Jr., a sopho-
more at Pensacola Junior College, and Nancy, 14, a ninth-grader at Raa Junior
High in Tallahassee.
Dr. Proehl feels that there is a close link between vocational education and
the future of Florida.
While not playing down any other phase of education, Dr. Proehl feels that
"Vocational education has an unprecedented responsibility to the nation and to
the people to provide education and training for every person who needs it and
deserves it. We must make a special effort for those who have not previously been
given consideration, such as the disadvantaged.
One of his hobbies-gardening-is closely akin to FFA. He enjoys raising
ornamental shrubs and plants and has a vegetable garden. Three other hobbies
are stamp collecting, traveling to places of historic interest, and collecting antiques,
especially of the Early American, Pennsylvania-German type.
He feels that the personal commitment of agricultural teachers to their pro-
fession and to their students not only in Florida but throughout the nation is
With his interest in agriculture, and the strong support of Superintendent
Christian, Dr. Proehl will provide the type of leadership which will assure un-
paralleled progress and development in agriculture education in the years ahead.
New Head of
and Adult Education
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1967
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Ine.,
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.
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
President, Gary L. Swan, ......Jasper, New York
Student Secretary, Paul A. Tarpley, .Trout, La.
Vice President, Southern Region-
Monte N. Reese, ...........Mooreland, Oklahoma
Vice President, Central Region-
Keaton Vandemark, ............... .Elida, Ohio
Vice President, Pacific Region-
Richard Morrison,. ............. Gilbert, Arizona
Vice President, North Atlantic Region-
Harold Brubaker, ......Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
PAST STATE FFA President, Glenn Byrd of
Hialeah, presents Honorary State Farmer De-
grees to State Comptroller Fred O. Dickinson,
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Floyd
T. Christian, and State Treasurer Broward Wil-
liams during FFA Day programs at the 1966
Florida State Fair. Program for the upcoming
1967 fair appears on pages 8 and 9 of this issue.
MEMBERS OF the Florida Association, Fu-
ture Farmers of America have just cause
to be proud of this past year's record at
the National FFA Convention two
Southern Regional winners; a Distin-
guished Service Award recipient; two Na-
tional Gold Emblem Award chapters; two
National Silver Emblem chapters; four-
teen American Farmers; Gold, Silver,
Bronze and participation in the judging
contests; and numerous other accomplish-
Glenn Byrd, member of the Hialeah
FFA chapter at Miami, was the first
Southern Regional winner in the Orna-
mental Horticulture award. Glenn served
for the second time as 6ne of Florida's
official delegates to the convention. He
was the 1965-66 State FFA President.
Casey Carlisle was Florida's second
Southern Regional winner in the Crop
Farming award. Casey is presently serv-
ing as president of the Santa Fe chapter
L. A. Marshall, Assistant Area Super-
visor, Agricultural Education, Tallahas-
see, received a Distinguished Service
Award for his many years of service to
Agriculture Education. Mr. Marshall
was the charter adviser of the NFA in
Florida and served in that capacity until
the merger in 1965.
Receiving the American Farmer De-
gree on Wednesday of the convention
were fourteen young farmers from Flor-
ida. This is the highest degree that can
be obtained in the FFA.
The Bartow and Santa Fe chapters
were awarded National Gold Emblems in
American Farmers are spotlighted during the degree ceremony.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1967
1966, top national rating, while the Fort
Meade and Vernon chapters received a
Florida was represented in the famous
National FFA Band by Eddie Johnson
of Tavares, and Robert Hudson of Bran-
ford, while Maurice Wynn of Roulhac
FFA chapter at Chipley; Joseph Young-
blood of Webster and Clarence Thomp-
son of Gary FFA Chapter at Madison
were singing in the National Chorus.
The Santa Fe Meats Judging Team re-
ceived a Gold Emblem award. Bobby
Hargrave, Casey Carlisle, and Paul
Strickler composed the team. Tom Shaw,
Bobby Shaw, and Freddie Hitchcock
composed the Santa Fe Poultry Judging
Team which received a Silver Emblem
The Peace River chapter of Wauchula
received a Bronze Emblem award in
Livestock Judging with the team of Ron-
nie Durrance, Skip Gause, and Wayne
Warren. The Dairy Cattle Judging Team
of Wyatt Shaw, Howell Koon, Larry
Driver, and Terry Cranford, all of Mayo,
received a certificate of participation.
Florida placed eight boys on the Stage
Crew under the supervision of Dean Grif-
fin, adviser, Avon Park. Working the
Friday morning session were: Merrill
Smith, Jasper; Bruce Hutchcraft, Bran-
don; Tom McClure, Miami; Mike Gib-
son, Sanford; Jerry Law, Live Oak; Wil-
lie Brown, Tampa; Strom Richards, San-
ford; and Randy Wilkerson, Mulberry.
Dewitt Scott, Poplar Springs; Jimmy
Emerson, Santa Fe; Richard Kinney,
Zephyrhills; and Ronnie Jeffries, adviser,
The Santa Fe meats judging team ranked as a Gold Winner at the National Conven-
tion. Members are (left to right) Bobby Hargrave, Paul Strickler and Casey Carlisle.
Zephyrhills, represented Florida on the
Courtesy Corps during the National Con-
These honors and achievements are
a result of hard work on the part of the
participants and their vocational agricul-
ture teachers. To each of these people,
we wish to express our heartiest congrat-
ulations and say that you have certainly
made Florida proud of you.
Florida's delegation to the National Convention, Kansas City, Missouri.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1967
Two Floridians Earn
Two FLORIDA Future Farmers deserve
special mention for making this a banner
year for the state at the National Con-
vention in Kansas City.
Glenn Byrd of Miami was selected re-
gional winner of the Ornamental Horti-
culture award and Casey Carlisle, Santa
Fe Chapter at Alachua, was regional win-
ner in the Crop Farming award.
Each received $200 and a plaque from
the National FFA Foundation during the
convention. Previously, each had won a
$100 award as the Florida winners. They
also shared a $350 travel allowance to
help pay their expenses to the National
THE SEVENTEEN-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Eddie R. Carlisle, Casey started his
supervised practice program as a fresh-
man vocational agriculture student, at
Santa Fe High School, with one and one-
half acres of cucumbers, 20 head of poul-
try, ane half acre of truck general and
one head of swine. The hog was given
him by Mr. J. S. Simpson to feed and
gromn the barrow and exhibit it in the
North Florida Fair in Tallahassee. This
swine project was the first of many re-
warding experiences Casey has had with
his farming program. The barrow placed
fifth in both the live show and the car-
cass contest. Casey also served as the
Santa Fe Junior chapter secretary as well
as being a member of the land and poul-
try judging teams that same year.
In his sophomore year his program
consisted of 20 acres of corn, two and one-
half acres of peanuts, two acres of cu-
cumbers, and one-fourth acre of truck
general. He was a member of the Meat
Judging team and a member of the Beta,
Spanish, and Science clubs.
In his junior year he stepped up his
farming program to include 20 acres of
corn, two and one-half acres of peanuts,
.two acres of cucumbers, and one-fourth
acre of truck general, 500 ornamental
plants, four head of market beef, two
head of breeding beef and 100 head of
market poultry. Also during his junior
year he was a member of the Beta, Sci-
ence, Future Teachers of America, Span-
ish clubs, and in the Junior play cast. He
served as the Santa Fe Senior Chapter
Secretary and was on the state winning
meats judging team.
He was selected as one of Florida's Six
: Top-Teens and represented Florida at
the National Youthpower Congress in
Chicago, Illinois. He had a Region VI
Blue ribbon science project, "How Dif-
ferent Colors of Light Effect Plant
Casey's present program includes 30
acres of corn, five acres of peanuts, three
acres of cucumbers, one-fourth acre of
truck g neral, 500 ornamental plants, two
head of breeding beef and three head of
market beef. This year Casey was on
the meats team that represented Florida
in the National Meats Judging Contest.
He received a gold medal for individual
judging and the Santa Fe team received
a Gold Emblem rating nationally. He is
a member of the state winning Vegetable
Demonstration Team and the National
Junior Horticulture Association. The
demonstration team represented the
Florida Association, FFA, at the N. J.
H. A. Convention in St. Louis last De-
Casey is president of the Future Teach-
ers Association and a member of the Beta
and Science clubs. He serves as the edi-
tor of the Santa Fe High annual.
Throughout his entire program, Casey
has emphasized the use of soil testing,
proper fertilizer application, moisture
and soil conservation practices and chem-
icals that will result in increasing the
yields of his crops.
Glenn Byrd, 18, a 1965 graduate in
vocational agriculture from Hialeah High
School in Hialeah, was named winner of
the Future Farmers of America Southern
Region award for outstanding achieve-
ment in the area of Ornamental Horti-
Young Byrd, lives on small acreage
with his parents and sisters. His father
works as Superintendent of Public Works
for Miami Shores Village and he has
been able to give Glenn some able guid-
ance and advice to help him in the nur-
Glenn has used ornamental horticul-
.ture as a productive enterprise in his
supervised practice program. He has es-
tablished a small but profitable ornament-
al nursery with the assistance of his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Byrd and his
vocational agriculture teachers, B. G.
Cromer and Rex Bishop. Nearly 9,000
plants are included in his inventory. His
assets also include lawn maintenance
tools and equipment which he has used
to expand the scope of this service and
Regional crop farming winners receive
their award at the National Convention.
Third from left is Casey Carlisle,
Southern Region Winner from the Santa
Fe Chapter at Alachua.
Also, included in his supervised exper-
ience program have been to show steers
and poultry for eggs.
The skills of propagation, potting, fer-
tilizing, pruning, landscaping and spray-
ing learned in his vocational agriculture
classes served him well in improving his
small nursery. One of his main concerns
has been to attain efficiency by reducing
production and transplanting costs. Glenn
has lowered the cost of transplanting to
larger cans to $5 per 100 plants by mak-
ing his own soil mixture and by obtain-
ing cans at no cost from eating establish-
He has been outstanding in leadership
and last year served as president of the
Florida Association FFA. He held the
offices of treasurer and president of his
local chapter and was chairman of sev-
eral major committees.
He has exhibited steers and plants in
the Dade County Youth Fair. He has
won many high placings including a
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand
Champion, plants and a Reserve Grand
Champion steer. He has also been a
member of the land judging team, the
livestock judging, the poultry judging
team, the meats judging team, and ac-
tive in the demonstration contest.
Glenn was selected chapter and district
Star Greenhand and later became the
chapter, district and area Star Farmer.
He has been active in the Senatorian
Club, Key Club and served on the Flor-
ida Youth Advisory Council.
Casey Carlisle inspects his indigo
Glenn Byrd stakes podacarpus at his
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1967
First place winning Williston team members display their banner with FFA Advisor
Ferris Rogers and Ronald L. Padgett, local manager of the Florida Power Corporation
at Perry. The team scored high at the Forestry Field Day in October at Perry.
Williston Chapter Wins First FFA
Forestry Field Day Competition
THE WILISTON High School FFA Chap-
ter was top winner at the First Annual
State-wide FFA Forestry Field Day. The
chapter was presented its first place ban-
ner and wall plaque by the Honorable
Doyle E. Conner, State Commissioner of
Agriculture, at the Annual Forest Fes-
tival Banquet in Perry.
Williston received 33 points out of a
possible 100 and Blountstown Senior
FFA placed second with 14. Kathleen
Senior of Lakeland was third with 13
points. These awards were based on the
total accumulated point score in all con-
Eight FFA Chapter teams competed.
They were winners and runners-up in
four Area Forestry Field Days held
during the past year. The eight area
winners competing were: Williston, Kath-
leen, Mulberry, Dade City, Chipley,
Blountstown, Havana and Roulhac of
Chipley. Each team was composed of
six boys who competed in five contests.
The five contests were: Estimating the
volume of standing trees; estimating tree
heights and diameters; land measure-
ment; log rolling, and log sawing.
The first three contests were on an
individual basis, while the log rolling and
sawing were performed by a two man
Individual cash awards were presented
to the winning boys by Mr. Ronald Pad-
gett, local manager, and John Folks, di-
rector, Rural Development of the Flor-
ida Power Corporation, St. Petersburg.
The field day was conducted by the
Florida Association of Future Farmers
of America and the Florida Forest Serv-
ice. The Florida Power Corporation
sponsored the field day in conjunction
with the Florida Forest Festival.
APPROXIMATELY 33 million sportsmen
spent more than $4 billion for hunting
and fishing equipment, transportation,
food and lodging, license fees, and other
equipment and services in 1965.
THE RACCOON, not the snapping turtle, is
the chief enemy of nesting wood ducks.
James J. Tate, mayor of Philadelphia accepts a country ham from Florida Seaboard
contest winner Merril D. Smith of Jasper. At the presentation were: (from left)
Alan L. Fowler, Industrial Forester, Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Richmond, Virginia;
Eddie Johnson, Easley, South Carolina; Mayor Tate; Jimmy Gilliland, Rockford,
Alabama; Tommy Gilman, Ashland, Virginia; Smith; James Griner of Nashville,
Georgia; and J. L. Holmes, teacher of vocational agriculture, Rockford, Alabama.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1967
SEABOARD Am Line Railroad Company's
FFA Forestry contest winners from the
Southeast spoke before top executives
from more than 80 leading Pennsylvania
industries in Philadelphia on October 10.
The group left Richmond, Virginia, Oc-
tober 8, on a tour taking them to Wash-
ington, D. C., Philadelphia and Kansas
The 22 year-old cooperative forestry
program is sponsored by the state asso-
ciations of Future Farmers and the Sea-
board Air Line Railroad Company. The
winners are selected each year for their
outstanding achievements in forestry,
farming and leadership. J. L. Holmes,
vocational agriculture teacher at Rock-
ford, Alabama, accompanied the tour as
the top forestry instructor for the year
Alan L. Fowler, Seaboard's industrial
forester, and director of the tour, stated
that the winners were welcomed to Phila-
delphia by Mayor James H. J. Tate, then
the five young men were guests of honor
at a special luncheon sponsored by Sea-
board. At the luncheon, each winner
briefly outlined his accomplishments be-
fore 120 leading Keystone State indus-
While in Philadelphia, the FFA "for-
esters" taped a 30-minute television show
before leaving for Washington, D. C. The
young men met with Assistant Secretary
of Agriculture John A. Baker and Chief
of the U. S. Forest Service Edward P.
Cliff during their brief stay in the na-
After the day in Washington, the win-
ners went directly to Kansas City to at-
tend the National FFA convention.
Future Farmers to Gather at Tampa
For State Fair, February 11
UPON ENTERING the State Fairgrounds,
everyone will go directly to the grand-
stand for registration and the special
FFA Day Program.
Before the program starts, group lead-
ers will be labeled and stationed at inter-
vals in front of the grandstand, and mem-
bers of the first groups of Dairy and Live-
stock Judging teams will be told when to
move out to their respective groups. After
the program, group leaders for the second
group of Dairy and Livestock Judging
teams will be told when to move out to
The third group of Dairy Judging
teams will remain in the grandstand until
they are instructed to assemble for judg-
General information for judging teams:
For each chapter, three boys will com-
pose a judging team. There will be no
substitutions in any of the contests after
Each group will be given a total of
twelve minutes for general inspection and
official placing of each of the four entries
in each class. Explicit instructions will
be given groups in Tampa before the
Included in the special FFA programs
F. F. A. DAY PROGRAM, FLORIDA STATE FAIR, TAMPA, FEBRUARY 11, 1967
General Program Chairman, C. M. Lawrence, State Director, Agriculture Education
Master of Ceremonies, Jerry Scarborough, Branford, State President, Florida Association, F. F. A.
8:00 -Admission and Registration
8:50 -Organizing Dairy Judging Teams-Groups
Groups A, B, C, and D
8:55 -Organizing Livestock Judging Teams-
Groups A, B, C, D, H, and K
8:00- 9:00-Entertainment: Williston State Champion
String Band and the Greensboro State
9:00- 9:05-Invocation and Salute to the Flag
9:05- 9:10-Presentation of Egg Judging Awards-Bill
Lawrence, Chairman, Florida Egg Commis-
9:10- 9:15-Presentation of Poultry Judging Awards-
William E. Lavinghousez, Florida Sales
Manager, Supersweet Feeds, Orlando
9:15- 9:20-Presentation of State Poultry and Egg
Judging Award-Honorable Doyle Conner,
Commissioner of Agriculture, State of Flor-
9:20- 9:25-Presentation of Grand Champion winners
in the FFA Beef Show-Honorable Doyle
Conner, Commissioner of Agriculture
9:25- 9:30-Welcome Address-William C. MacInnes,
President, Florida State Fair Association
9:30- 9:35-Introduction of Guests-C. M. Lawrence,
State Adviser,, FFA, and Jimmy Emerson,
State Vice President, Alachua
9:35- 9:40-Greetings-Honorable Floyd T. Christian,
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
9:40- 9:50-Presentation of Honorary State Farmer
Degree-State Officers of the Florida Asso-
10:10-10:15-Organizing Dairy Judging Teams-Groups
H, K. L, M
10:15-10:20-Organizing Livestock Judging Teams-
Groups L, M, O, X, Y. Z
11:20-11:25-Organizing Dairy Judging Teams-Groups
O, X, Y. Z
1:00- 6:00-Attending Auto Races, Visiting Agricul-
tural and Commercial Exhibits
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1967
will be entertainment, presentations of
awards, visiting agricultural and com-
mercial exhibits, and brief talks by Floyd
T. Christian, State Superintendent of
Public Instruction, and William C. Mac-
Innes, president of the Florida Fair As-
Beginning with registration at 8:00 on
the morning of February 11, the day will
be crowded with activities of interest to
State Superintendent of Education Floyd
Christian will address Future Farmers
attending the State Fair.
Livestock and Dairy
Finals Plan Set
THE UNIVERSITY of Florida will be the
scene of the State Livestock and Dairy
Judging finals on March 18. The top
ten teams in each judging contest at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa will be com-
peting to represent Florida in national
competition next fall.
The Dairy finalists will meet at the
Dairy Unit at Hague. The top team will
represent Florida at the National Dairy
Congress in Waterloo, Iowa next October.
The University of Florida Livestock
Pavilion will be the site to determine the
top team in Livestock Judging. The state
winner will compete in the National FFA
Livestock Judging contest next October
at Kansas City.
Florida Future Farmer
See the "Best of Everything" at the
For '67, Florida's
attraction presents the
"Best of Everything."
* Shrine-o-rama, Feb. 7.
* Gasparilla Pirate Parade, Feb. 13.
* Miss SunFLAvor Beauty
Pageant, Feb. 9.
* WYOU All Star Country Music
Show, Feb. 11.
* R.C.A. Championship Rodeo,
Feb. 16, 17, 18.
* Hurricane Hell Drivers, Feb. 10,
* IMCA Big Car Auto Races, Feb. 8,
11, 12, 15, 18.
* Fabulous flowers at the
* Works of Florida's finest artists
in the Art Center.
* The latest in modern living at the
Florida Electrical Exposition.
* Newest fashions, styles at the
* New products from all over the
world at the International Center.
The "Best of Everything" For Future Farmers
Tues. Feb. 7
Wed. Feb. 8
Thurs. Feb. 9
Fri. Feb. 10
Fri. Feb. 10
Sat. Feb. 11
Sat. Feb. 11
Tues. Feb. 14
FFA Beef Cattle Judging
a.m. Poultry Judging
a.m. Rabbit Judging-Youth
p.m. Fat Stock Show Judging
p.m. Parade of Beef Champions
p.m. Florida Fat Stock Show and Sale
p.m. FFA Team Judging-Poultry
p.m. Florida AgriTours Livestock Sale
FFA Day at the Fair!
a.m. FFA Team Judging-Dairy, Beef and Swine
a.m. FFA Dairy Cattle Judging
a.m. Egg Judging-Youth
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National FFA Week Poster
THE 14,000 FFA members throughout the State of Florida take great pride
in saluting the Outdoor Advertising Association of Florida and its mem-
bers for the wonderful support given the FFA organization in publicizing
Future Farmer Week in Florida 18-25. Above is one of the 99 posters that
were posted as a public service by the outdoor advertising companies listed
Zimmer Poster Service
3709 East Colonial
Zimmer Poster Service
2801 South Ridgewood Ave.
South Daytona, Florida
Wilcox Outdoor Advertising Co.
701 West Hill Avenue
Lamar Advertising Company
P. O. Box 12048
Harry M. Childress
5 Leta Drive
Carraway Advertising Company
1320 South Monroe Street
Donnelly Adv. Corp. of Fla.
1790 N. W. 54th Street
Zimmer Advertising Company
609 Hunter Street
West Palm Beach, Florida
Martin Outdoor Advertising Co.
Corner Howard & Nassau Streets
Tampa, Florida 33607
290 16th Street, North
St. Petersburg, Florida
The Citrus Outdoor Adv. Co.
1241 East Magnolia Street
The Citrus Outdoor Adv. Co.
2571 Third Street
Fort Myers, Florida
The Citrus Outdoor Adv. Co.
706 South 14th Street
Florida Futur Farmer for Winter, 197
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C. M. Lawrence, state director of Agri-
cultural Education, center, chats with
Florida educators: (from left) Dean
Griffin, advisor at Avon Park; Larry
Workman, principal at Auburndale; Law-
rence; W. S. Lawrence, principal at Lake-
land; and Brooks Henderson, principal
A 30-MEMBER Florida delegation of FFA
and 4-H State Vegetable contest winners
and their coaches represented the Sun-
shine State at the 32nd annual conven-
tion of the National Junior Horticultural
Association in St. Louis in December.
During the week some 400-500 teenage
horticulturists from nearly 50 states took
part in a program full of horticultural
activities. These included the National
Products Judging, Grading and Identifi-
cation Contest, the National Horticultural
Demonstration Contest and tours.
The Florida FFA members won an ex-
pense paid trip to the convention by tak-
ing top honors last June. These award
trips are being sponsored jointly by the
Florida Power Corporation, Florida Pow-
er and Light Company, and the State
Department of Agriculture.
The Florida Association, FFA, was well
represented at the convention. Freddie
Hitchcock, Santa Fe, represented Florida
in the Fresh Market Division with Bill
Beck and Casey Carlisle of Santa Fe
seventh in the Demonstration contest.
The Palatka Judging team of Kenny
Shuford, Gerald Oliver and Steven Gause
placed fifth in the judging event. Flor-
ida was represented in leadership and a-
chievement by Craig Lewis of Santa Fe.
Hamilton County Chapter
Wins Bushell Challenge
THE 1966 FLORIDA winner in the 304
bushel challenge contest for FFA chap-
ters was the Hamilton County chapter
The 155 bushels per acre yield enabled
the 1965 winner to repeat as the top
chapter in 1966.
The seed corn is furnished free to the
participating chapters. This year's win-
ner used Funk's G-Hybrids.
Editor's Note: Would your chapter be
interested in participating in the 304
Florida Future Farmer
bushel challenge contest? Mr. Jim Hardy,
district manager, Louisiana Seed Com-
pan, Inc P. 0. Box 175, Moultrie, Geor-
gia, will be happy to assist your chapter.
National FFA Week
NATIONAL FFA WEEK this year is Feb-
ruary 18-25. Future Farmers throughout
Florida and the nation will be planning
special activities to commemorate the
All chapter advisers have recently re-
ceived a list of materials which are avail-
able from the Future Farmer Supply Ser-
vice to help in making it a remembered
occasion. Chapters are encouraged to
order their supplies early so that they will
be received in plenty of time to be of use.
' Some of the supplies available include
editorials and cartoons for newspaper
use, special newspaper and radio fea-
tures, tent cards, posters, church bulletin
covers, place mats, window stickers, let-
ter seals and others.
Many chapters appoint committees to
work on plans for FFA Week, knowing
that this is their opportunity to let peo-
ple in the community know what their
chapter is doing.
Among the suggestions to aid in pro-
moting National FFA Week are civic
club programs, school assembly programs,
church attendance in a group, a special
FFA Week exhibit in a downtown area,
and many other ideas which may be con-
ceived by FFA chapters.
"We Love to Grow in Florida,,
In the past 15 years, farm income in Florida has in-
creased almost 150% as compared with less than 25%
nationally. Impressive as are these figures, Florida's
agri-business has a still greater potential... a bright
horizon for farm youth educated in modern methods.
Electricity works side-by-side with the Florida farmer.
Reddy Kilowatt performs hundreds of jobs formerly
done by manual labor...helps in many ways to increase
production, save man-hours, build profits.
Because we believe in the future of farming, we salute
the Future Farmers of Florida. More power to you!
THERE'S NO MATCH FOR
IT'S CHEAPER, TOO I rY
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
HELPING BUILD FLORID.
Will Your Chapter Rate Superior This Year?
EIGHTY-ONE FFA chapters in Florida received superior awards last year
while 64 received standard awards. There were 234 chapters in Florida.
That left 89 chapters that rated below standard last year. Now is a good
time to check your program of work and accomplishments and see if it is
possible for your chapter to receive a Superior award. Why not check your
progress now? You have until April 30 before the year is completed.
Requirements for a Superior Chapter Award
(Check the following requirements fulfilled by your chapter.)
., .F~ae id.taft "leas"2 meetings per year..aclirding two sumMer meetings with the Opening and Closing ceremony
.. .. ;-?.4sed.a:teaont[ et ., '
t -Cep1 tl.tofiadlF. F,"A. parapheitlia displayed attractively in the chapter meeting room.
" Z '* -oh, aptger meinber has an up-to-4ate FFA Manual and the official FFA pins or charms symbolic of the
', '*" Jf" gbhet'tiest achieved.to date. -
4". 'We! Thae chapter, eamb year, coniers the Honorary Chapter Fanner Degree upon adults who are deserving of the
', ,'cognitio. No ,honorary degrees cdnferred during the past. year -,.
All regular*officers hold the Chaptei Farmer Degree. (Applies only to chapters established more than two
& f national X F1, 7otndation Medals wete presented to clbpter members in at least four or more of the following
t '-/ ., Chipter ktFarFmer l Star Oenhban Livestock Farming Dairy
*>'jE 1'. *n us F qjtry'Ar o.re'0mp Farming- .Agrigu\tural Meck.rniaeZ, Soil and Water
M,.. $ai": se ., Farm ElactTifioation_ Homeb Improvement Oraimental Horticaltur
,. 'Chapter members placed exhibit at fairs, store windows, shows, or similar events. No. members exhibiting
'. D id chapter have an educational exhibit? (not to include livestock or poultry)-
'"!, *0 Chapter'"lanned and adopted a budget to adequately finance its program of work activities. Amount raised
,, .. *" (
.kncz^I ^^K.j1i. A palrticipaC t ia he FA Public Spean .Conteast above the chapter level.
(Complete at least eight of the following)
10. ] Chapter represented a judging contest conducted or approved by the State Association.
11. 5 Chapter conducted a community Natural Beauty and Conservation project. Number members participating
What projects were completed?
12. 0 Chapter officers recited from memory their part in the official Honorary Degree ceremony when the cere-
mony was held.
13. O Attendance at the chapter's regular meetings averaged in excess of 80 percent of the membership enrolled in
high school. Percentage of attendance (average)
14. : Chapter submitted the credentials of a qualified candidate for the State or American Farmer Degree. (Ap-
plies only to chapters established more than three years.) No. candidates applying for: State Farmer.
American Farmer_____ .
15. 3 Chapter had a group which participated in the FFA Parliamentary Procedure and/or Chapter Meeting Con-
test, or which gave a public demonstration on Parliamentary Procedure. (Please specify)
16. O Chapter officers or other representatives attended a county, district, or State leadership training school or
17. O Chapter maintained a scrapbook of important publicity and other information.
18. i Chapter participated in a radio or television broadcast. No. broadcasts: Radio_._. Television
19. 0 Chapter planned and conducted an educational tour, picnic, camping trip, or a similar activity for members.
20. A chapter representative attended the National FFA Convention.
21. ,[ Chapter used official FFA stationery.
22. [ Chapter membership equal to 100 percent of the net vocational agricultural enrollment in high school. No.
boys in vocational agriculture (net enrollment) Total membership in FFA-. .
23. iD Describe one activity not covered above.
WHY DOES the Florida Association, FFA.
give such importance to officer training?
To answer this question, we must first
consider two areas of thought. Where
do our leaders come from, and how many
leaders does it require to manage the af-
fairs of approximately 14,000 individual
Future Farmers in the 240 chapters in
At the top of our national organization
are the National President, Secretary,
and four Vice Presidents. Annually, you
elect a State President and six Vice Pres-
idents to serve you in Florida.
The supporting base of our state asso-
ciation is the local chapter. At an aver-
age of between six to seven officers for
each local chapter, 1,680 young men as-
sume the responsibility each year to lead
local chapters that
vary in size from
15 to 200 members.
One thousand sev-
en hundred leaders
each year! Seven-
te en hundred
young men who ac-
cept more than just
an honor bestowed.
They accept the
premise that the
strength and suc- SCARBOROUGH
cess of local chap-
ters, state associations, and indeed, the
national organization, itself, rest in a
large measure on the effectiveness and
dynamism or leadership at all levels of
FFA activity. However, this premise
must be supported by the basic principle
that adequate training in duties and re-
sponsibilities of office must be conducted
at each level.
State officers undergo a four-hour
training session immediately following
the state convention. This session is fol-
lowed in July with a combination ten-day
goodwill tour and officer training period.
Part of the obligation of a state officer
is to assist in the training of chapter of-
ficers, so that they are prepared and
trained to give knowledge to their chap-
ter and members.
An effective state officer does not be-
gin his training when elected at that lev-
el. He will have been a product of care-
ful training starting at his local level,
possibly as a member of a committee.
To assist chapter officers in the vital
role of leadership, the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA, has sponsored five leadership
schools for nearly 400 young men
throughout the state. These schools were
designed to help officers prepare for sit-
uations and questions which they will
face as they discharge their duties
throughout the year. The sessions were
planned with the how-to-do-it and prob-
lem solving methods in mind.
Florida Future Farmer
Why has the Florida Association, FFA,
given such importance to officer train-
ing? We are an organization based on
leadership, which is the development of
the total individual. We, therefore, have
an obligation to train our leaders at all
levels. Has your chapter accepted this
How's Your Average?
THE AVERAGE FFA chapter has a mem-
bership of 43 boys. The average age of
FFA members is approximately 17 years.
In Florida the average FFA chapter
has a membership of 53 boys, while the
average age of FFA members is approxi-
mately 16 years.
Chapters Can Plan Now
For Library Week in April
NATIONAL LIBRARY Week, which will be
observed in April. will spotlight Library
An excellent cooperative activity for
your chapter would be to work with your
local librarian in designing and setting
up a display on the agricultural materials
which might be available in your school
or city Library.
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Trademark CHEVRON DESIGNS
First Forestry Field Day for '67
Held December 2 at Agrico Park
National President Howard Williams
presents the Distinguished Service
Award to L. A. Marshall, assistant
area supervisor, Agricultural Educa-
Vocation Agriculture in high
school provides an excellent back-
ground of training for boys plan-
ning to farm, enter agricultural
college, or work in a wide variety
of non-agricultural occupations.
Pendulum Action Spreader
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
AND THE NAME OF YOUR NEAREST
DEALER PLEASE CONTACT:
FLORIDA TRACTOR CORPORATION
2575 WEST 5th STREET P.O. BOX 2500
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32203 (904)388-6581
THE FLORIDA Forest Service in conjunc-
tion with the Florida Association, FFA,
and Agrico Chemical Company held the
first Area Forestry Day for 1966-67.
The December 2 event attracted twen-
ty-nine FFA chapters and over 250 boys
to compete at Agrico Park near Mul-
berry. Virgil Davis of Agrico Chemical
Company presented the awards to the
individual and chapter winners.
The individual and chapter awards
were scaled as follows: First place, 10
points, $10; Second place, 6 points, $6;
Third place, 3 points, $3; Fourth place,
1 point, $1.
Winners were: Ocular (eye) DBH's
and heights: Earl Cook, Pinecrest; Jerry
Gibson, Wauchula; Benjamin Johnson,
Union Academy; Joey Bennett; Bartow,
Volume estimate: Roger Hutton, Kath-
leen; Larry Tillman, Mulberry; Ralph
Russ, Auburndale; Donald Elliott, Se-
Land measurement: Donald Denny,
Walker, Jr.; Charles St. Martin, Turkey
Creek, Sr.; Charles Swilley, Pinecrest;
Freddy Ham, Pinecrest.
Log sawing: Everett Contrell, and
Wink Hutchinson, Seminole; Ben John-
son and Troy Dilworth, Union Academy;
Wiley Hinton and Charles St. Martin,
Log rolling: Jimmy Meeks and Gary
Beagles, Bartow, Sr.; Jimmy Stokes, and
Gene Lewis, Turkey Creek; Thomas Bel-
lamy, Palmetto; and Freddie McSears,
Central Area Field
Day Held at Bushnell
A NEW FIELD day for the FFA chapters
of Central Florida was held-at Dade Bat-
tlefield Memorial Park in Bushnell De-
cember 9. Sixteen FFA chapters and
over 125 boys competed for awards made
available by the following companies:
Container Corporation of America, Fer-
nandina Beach; Cummer Companies,
Lacoochee; Standard Fertilizer Company,
Bushnell; R. W. Underwood and Sons,
Robert Blakewood of Container Cor-
poration presented the awards to the
winners for all the sponsors. E. R.
Stringfellow represented Standard Fer-
tilizer Company. The winners were:
Ocular (eye) estimate DBH's and
heights: Wayne Harris and Billy Wood-
ard, South Sumter, Jr.; Richard Smith,
Hernando; and William Boyette, Dade
Volume estimate: David Prater, Dade
City; Donnie Barnes, Wildwood; Ricky
Levins, Crystal River; and Richard
Brown, South Sumter-Senior.
Land measurement: Donald Judy,
South Sumter, Jr.; Russell Wright, Dade
City; Jerry Harris and Stan Burke, South
Log sawing: John Melton and Russell
Wright, Dade City; John Willis and Rog-
er Rizor, Crystal River; Bobby Hodges
and Doyle Kinard, South Sumter-Sr.
Log rolling: Richard Brown and Wayne
Upshaw, South Sumter-Sr.; Frankie Be-
ville and Danny Stakes, Crystal River;
Van Gray and Jim Jefferson, Zephyr-
THE THREE Area FFA Meats Judging
Contests were successful. The Area III
contest held, at Lykes' Packing Plant in
Plant City attracted the largest number
of chapters with 24. The Area II contest
at Camp's Plant in Ocala saw 19 chap-
ters competing, and the Frosty Morn
Plant in Quincy was host to 18 FFA
meats judging teams.
Each team placed nine classes of meat
consisting of four classes of beef, three
classes of pork and two classes of lamb.
The three grading classes (two beef and
one lamb) consisted of ten carcasses each.
Each team member also had to identify
twenty-five cuts of meat as to its whole-
sale and retail cut.
The top twenty-five percent of the
chapters competing are eligible to com-
pete in the state finals, on March 24th.
The finals will be held at the Meats La-
boratory, University of Florida, Gaines-
Winners eligible to compete in the
state finals are as follows:
Area I-Blountstown, Jr.; Bethlehem;
Walnut Hill; Quincy, Jr., Quincy, Sr.
Area II-Santa Fe, Jr.; Santa Fe, Sr.;
Lake Weir; Newberry; and Crystal
Area III-Dade City; Pinecrest; Avon
Park, Sebring; North Miami; and Sara-
Division Awards Added to
State Horticultural Contest
EACH OF THE FOUR division winners in
the Horticultural Demonstration contest
at the 1967 State FFA Convention will
receive $25. The state winner will con-
tinue to receive an expense paid trip to
the National Junior Horticultural Asso-
ciation Convention which is held each
The division awards are being added
because of increased participation in the
events during the past year. The co-
sponsors of the contest are Florida Power
and Light Company and Florida Power
Production, marketing, use and artistic
arrangements of horticultural crops will
be the four divisions in the competition
at the 1967 State FFA Convention.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1967
Two CHARACTERISTICS of the American
people are competitive spirits, and self-
confidence. Your FFA activities and
awards programs provide an excellent
opportunity for you to compete and de-
velope confidence in your abilities as well
as broaden your experiences, and re-
More Future Farmers could receive
recognition for their achievements if
their records were submitted. Be sure
that each member in your chapter who
is eligible for an award or activity, quali-
Use the following list of activities and
awards as a check list for your chapter:
Agricultural Proficiency Awards
Farm and Home Electrification
Soil and Water Management
Citrus Production Awards
Citrus Placement Awards
Citrus Judging (Team))
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Awards
St. Regis Chapter Forestry (Chap.)
Forestry Field Days (team)
Forestry Training Camp
Degrees and Awards
Chapter Star Greenhand
State Star Greenhand
Star Chapter Farmer
State Farmer Degree
District Star Farmer
Area Star Farmer
Star State Farmer
Department of Agriculture
Florida Future Farmer
American Farmer Degree
Regional Star Farmer
Star Farmer of America
Other Individual Activities
Vegetable Production (N.J.H.A.)
National Chapter Awards
Improving Agriculture and Leader-
Livestock Improvement (Sears' Bull)
Banquet Chick (Sears)
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