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Summer, 1967



39th Convention
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The Florida

Future Farmer


VOLUME XXVIII


NUMBER 2


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 ... .
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
3rd Vice President
4th Vice President
5th Vice President
6th Vice President
Executive Sec'y
State Adviser


Richard Kinney, Zephyrhills
Cody Taylor, Graceville
.... Van Gray, Zephyrhills
Jimmy Coleman, Trenton
Barry Taylor, Branford
. .. Wilton Carlton, Groveland
S. Billy Franklin, Sarasota
Richard F. Kelly, Tallahassee
C. M. Lawrence, Tallahassee


National Officers
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







The Cover

What can be a more impressive sight than a group
of Future Farmers being elevated to the State
Farmer Degree? These men are your newest State
Farmers, named at the 1967 Convention.






Your Winning State Farmers


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WYATT SHAW
District and Area Winner


177
CASEY CARLISLE
District and Area Winner


CODY TAYLOR
District Winner


WILTON CARLTON
District Winner


WILLIAM LOVETT
District Winner


JOHN SCOTT
District, Area and State
Star Farmer


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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!






'67 FFA
State
Convention l


Entertainment at the convention included a fish fry sponsored by The Florida Cat-
tleman magazine, City of Daytona Beach, and the Daytona Beach Jaycees.
Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1967







FUTURE FARMERS, chapter advisors and
guests, numbering more than 1,000 at-
tended the 39th Annual State FFA Con-
vention in Daytona Beach, June 13-16,
1967. Knowing that the sessions were
open to the public, interested citizens
from Daytona Beach and the surround-
ing area attended many of them.
A notable characteristic of this con-
vention was the cooperative effort of
President Scarborough, his fellow of-
ficers, the state staff, committee mem-
bers, chapter advisors, sponsors and con-
test winners. This teamwork lead to the
general agreement that this was indeed
an outstanding convention.
Prominent guests attending included
Paul Tarpley, National FFA Secretary,
Trout, Louisiana; Lee Austin, state presi-
dent, Tennessee Association, Muary
City, Tennessee; Ray Monsalvatge, noted
speaker and lecturer, Dayton, Ohio; Ed-
die Holbrooks, state president, Georgia
Association, FFA, Dormest, Georgia; Jer-
ry Moore, state president, South Caro-
lina Association; Carroll Lamb, Chief of
Market Expansion-Promotion, State De-
partment of Agriculture; Dr. Carl W.
Proehl, Assistant Superintendent of Pub-
lic Instruction, State Department of Edu-
cation. These and other guests partici-
pated in helping to carry on a successful
convention.
Events of special interest were election
of new officers, meals sponsored by Flor-
ida firms, tractor driving and vegetable
judging contests, and presentation of
awards, scholarships and honorary de-
grees.

Officer Candidates
Interviewed on Monday
THE CHAMBER of Commerce of Greater
Daytona Beach was host to the state of-
ficers and state staff for a luncheon in
the Daytona Plaza Hotel. Manager
Floyd Kay expressed appreciation for
this being the 19th Consecutive Annual
FFA Convention in Daytona Beach.
Herbert Sussman, President of the Day-
tona Beach Chamber of Commerce added
his welcome to the state officers.
Events of the. day included intensive
interviewing of candidates for state of-
fices and registration of delegates and
advisors; division preliminaries of the
Demonstration Contest, T. L. Barrineau
in charge; registration and delegates' seat
assignments, F. L. Northrop and FVATA
officers and directors in charge; and
Demonstration Contest finals, Glenn Byrd
in charge.
Donald Brown of the Miami-Central
Chapter, presented a "Floral Design" in
the Artistic Arrangements Division to be-
come the State and Division winner in
the 1967 Demonstration Contest. In Pro-
duction, Greg Alvarez and David Scott
won the Division title with their presen-
tation of "Strawberry Production." They
are from the Bradford Chapter at Starke.
Mize Johnson of theLaBelleChapterwon

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1967


the Division title in Use with his "Use
of Cantaloupes" demonstration. Judges
officiating at the event were W. O. Whit-
tle, Chief, Florida State Farmers Market,
Division of Marketing, State Department
of Agriculture; Olin Ginn, Manager,
Rural Division, Georgia Power Company;
and J. T. Langleyr, Southeast Editor,
Electricity on the Farm.
The State Winner will attend the
N. J. H. A. Convention in December
through the sponsorship of Florida Power
and Light Company and Florida Power
Corporation. Division winners received
rosettes from Donald Adams, Director of
Agricultural Development, Florida Power
and Light Company.


Delegates-Advisers Lunch
Climaxes Tuesday Morning
BREAKFAST FOR District Tractor Driving
Winners and their advisors was spon-
sored by Florida Tractor Corporation,
Jacksonville. Activities of the morning
included Judging, Grading and Identifi-
cation Contests, set up by James M.
Stephens, Assistant Vegetable Crops Spe-
cialist, Extension Service, University of
Florida, with John Maddox in charge,
and the Tractor Driving Contest, G. C.
Norman in charge. The tractor was fur-
nished by Brevard Tractor and Imple-
ment Company of Titusville. Registra-
tion and housing were still in progress.
Mr. Carrol Lamb, Chief of Marketing
Expansion-Promotion, State Department
of Agriculture, delivered a challenging
address at the Delegates and Advisors
Luncheon, sponsored by the Production
Credit Associations of Florida and held at
the Daytona Plaza Hotel. Delegates,
advisors, state officers, members and
other guests attended. Billy Wells, Field
Representative, Gulf Ridge Production


Credit Association was Master of Cere-
monies. President Scarborough expressed
appreciation of the FFA and introduced
his fellow state officers.

Lions Club Program Award
Presentations Held Tuesday
GLENN BYRD, past president from Hia-
leah, was the speaker for the Lion's Club
program, held Tuesday afternoon at the
Lion's Club House.
Nat Storms, advisor of the Brandon
Chapter, conducted a talent review in
preparation for the special talent show
on Friday night.

Crop and Livestock Awards
Given Tuesday Afternoon
PARTICIPANTS IN the Inspirational Pro-
gram Tuesday afternoon included pres-
ent state officers Gary Gibson, Sanford-
Seminole Chapter; Jerry Scarborough,
Branford Chapter; and Jimmy Emerson,
Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua.
City Manager Charles Jackson wel-
comed the boys, congratulated them on
past behavior and invited them to con-
tinue holding the meeting in Daytona
Beach. Floyd Treadway, past president
of the Chamber of Commerce, presented
keys to the city to the following people:
Milt Tosky, Director of Vocational
Education in Volusia County, brought
greetings from John Smily, Superintend-
ent of Public Instruction.
Jerry Scarborough, State President, in-
troduced his fellow officers: First Vice
President, Thomas McClure, North Mi-
ami; Second Vice President, Dewitt
Scott, Graceville; Third Vice President,
Bruce Hutchcraft, Brandon; Fourth Vice
President, Jimmy Emerson, Alachua-
Santa Fe; Fifth Vice President, Merrill
Smith, Jasper-Hamilton County; and


Livestock farming awards were presented to district and state winners by C. M.
Lawrence. Al Brown, Fort Pierce is receiving his $100 check.






























Beef breeding award sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen's Association was presented
to John Scott by G. C. Norman.


Sixth Vice President, Gary Gibson, San-
ford-Seminole.
C. M. Lawrence, State FFA Advisor,
presented charters to new FFA chapters.
They were: Kissimmee-Osceola County,
Jacksonville-Englewood, Miami-Douglas
MacArthur, Carrabelle, Tampa-Young,
and Tampa-Greco.
Each state officer reported on the seat-
ing of the delegates in his district and
the delegation was seated.
Jerry Scarborough gave the State
President's message after being intro-
duced by First Vice President Thomas
McClure.
The minutes of the 38th Annual Con-
vention were approved by the delegates
as printed in the July 1966 issue of the
FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER. This was on a
vote by acclamation as called for by
President Scarborough.
Tractor Driving Awards were presented
by Earl Ziebarth, Florida Farm Bureau.
These awards are sponsored by Florida
Tractor .Corporation of Jacksonville.
Joey Bennett, Bartow Senior Chapter,
received first place award and a 2-1-jewel
wrist watch; as second place winner,
Keem Brown, Quincy Senior Chapter, re-
ceived a 17-jewel wrist watch. Other win-
ners were: (third through sixth places
received $25 Savings Bonds from the City
of Daytona Beach) Buddy Keen, Pal-
metto, third place; Jerry Hines, Santa
Fe Senior, fourth place; Gary Mattingly,
Laurel Hill, fifth place; and Chip Allen,
Umatilla, sixth place.
Charles A. Fowler, Santa Fe Senior
Chapter, received the State Crop Farm-
ing Award of $100 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation. It was
presented by C. M. Lawrence.
Dewitt Scott, Second Vice President,
read the names of those recommended to
receive the Honorary State Farmer De-
gree. They were approved. Approval
was also voted when he read the names
of those who had received the degree dur-
ing the past year.
The State FA Feeder-Steer and Beef-
Breeding Awards sponsored by the Flor-


ida Cattlemen's Association were pre-
sented by G. C. Norman, Program
Specialist, Agricultural Education, Talla-
hassee.
Bill Elliott, Okeechobee Chapter, re-
ceived a $100 check for his achievements
with his Feeder-Steer project. This will
help finance a trip for him and his ad-
visor, James Knight, to the National
FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mis-
souri, in October.
Five other winners of Feeder-Steer
Awards each received $15 to help pay
their expenses in attending the State
FFA Convention. They were: Ricky
Cockrane, Fort Meade; Charles Calen-
dine, Sante Fe Junior; Glynn Wilson,
Wauchula-Peace River; Larry Rogers,
Newberry; and Jim DeVane, Jasper-
Hamilton County.
John C. Scott, Fort Pierce Chapter, re-
ceived $100 toward the purchase of a
purebred beef animal to add to his herd.
He was State Winner in Beef-Breeding.
His advisor is J. Jeffrey Daughtry.
Five more members received $15 to
help defray their expenses in attending


the convention as award winners in the
Beef-Breeding program. They were:
David Grimes, Lakeland; William Pad-
gett, Bartow Senior; Sam Judah, Wau-
chula-Peace River; William Graham, II,
Southeast-Manatee; and Wade Murphy,
Jasper-Hamilton County.
C. M. Lawrence presented the Live-
stock Farming Award of $100 to Al
Brown of the Fort Pierce Chapter.
Vice President Dewitt Scott presented
the Nominating Committee's selection
for State President, Richard Kinney,
Zephyrhills Chapter.
Nominations from the floor included:
Casey Carlisle, Santa Fe Senior; Jacky
Peacock, Marianna; Kedfick Smothers,
Vernon; Jim Coleman, Trenton; Billy
Franklin, Sarasota; Wilton Carlton,
Groveland; and Cecil Revels, South Sum-
ter. Each candidate for president gave
a brief talk to his fellow Future Farm-
ers.
Tom McClure, officer in charge of or-
ganizing committees, for review of the
State Program of Work, gave a brief dis-
cussion on the organization and opera-
tion of a committee.

Contests, Awards Highlight

Tuesday Evening Session
THE SECOND Session of the convention
was called to order by President Scar-
borough, who introduced Fourth Vice
President Jimmy Emerson to preside.
Jimmy was in charge of explaining and
conducting the Quartet Contest. Judges
were: Austin Combs, Forrest Brecken-
ridge, and John Martin. Chapter teams
in order of their placing in this contest
were: first-Madison County Chapter,
awarded $20; second-Newberry Chap-
ter, awarded $15; third-Groveland,
$10; and fourth-Desoto Chapter, award-
ed $5; and fifth-Mulberry, awarded $5.
Mr. Breckenridge announced the results
of the contest and presented the awards.
Farm Safety Awards were presented
by Mr. A. P. Crouch, Marketing Assist-
ant, Standard Oil Company of Kentucky,
Florida Division, Jacksonville. Santa Fe


Feeder steer award sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen's Association was presented
to Bill Elliot of Okeechobee by G. C. Norman.


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1967







Sr. Chapter received $100 as State Win-
ners from the Future Farmers of Amer-
ica Foundation. Standard Oil Company
of Kentucky sponsored awards of $50
$25, $20, $15, and $10 which were won
by Hamilton County, Bartow, Fort
Pierce, Crystal River, and Blountstown
Senior chapters respectively.
The Palatka Senior team was State
Winner in the State Judging, Grading,
and Identification Contest and will rep-
resent Florida at the National Junior
Horticultural Convention in New York
in December. Florida Power and Light
Co. and the Florida Power Corporation
will pay their expenses. Other winners
were: second-Hastings; third-Palatka
Junior; and the next seven high teams
that received ribbons: fourth-Dade
City, fifth -Pinecrest, sixth Miami-
Central, seventh-LaBelle, eighth-Lake-
land, ninth-Auburndale, tenth-Winter
Haven-Denison Junior.
Home Improvement Awards were pre-
sented by Von Wendenland, Sales Di-
rector, Mid-States Steel and Wire Com-
pany. The $100 State Award provided
by the Future Farmers of America
Foundation went to Roy Lee Yates,
Crystal River Chapter. Mid-States Steel
and Wire Company provided district
awards for FFA members as follows:
first place, $25; second place, $10; and
third place, $5.00. They were presented
to: District I Eugene Scarborough,
Bethlehem; District II Tom Barnett,
Blountstown; Barry Taylor, Branford;
Wade Murphy, Hamilton County; Dis-
trict III-Bobby Shaw, Santa Fe Senior,
James Richardson, Santa Fe Junior; Al-
len Lavvom, Newberry; District IV -
Bobby Hodges, South Sumter Senior;
George Carlton, Sanford-Seminole; Ter-
rel Newman, Groveland; District V -
Randy Wilkerson, Mulberry; Arthur
Chadwell, Zephyrhills Senior; Jimmy
Meeks, Bartow Senior; District VI -
Donald Brown, Miami-Central; Leroy
Charlton, Goulds, Randy Durrance,
Southeast Manatee Senior. After an-
nouncements, the meeting adjourned
with the closing ceremony.


Florida Farm Bureau representative Marvin Evans, presented the parliamentary
procedure trophy to Santa Fe Junior team as the state winning team.


Award Winners Feted
Wednesday Morning
A SPECIAL BREAKFAST was held for Farm
Electrification Award Winners and their
advisors. Sponsors were Tampa Electric
Company; Florida Power Corporation,
St. Petersburg, Florida Power and Light
Company, Miami; and Gulf Power Com-
pany, Pensacola.
President Scarborough conducted the
opening ceremony for the Third Session
and introduced Gary Gibson who pre-
sided for the session.
The State FFA Highlights for 1966-67
were given by Mr. W. T. Loften, Univer-
sity of Florida, Gainesville. (Copies of
this report will be distributed at the Vo-
cational Agriculture Teachers Conference
in July.) The Annual State FFA report
was distributed in mimeograph form dur-
ing registration. Gary Gibson moved
that it be accepted as prepared. The
motion was seconded and passed.
Mr. Morris McClure recognized the


Judging, grading and identification awards presented to top ten teams by Don Adams,
Director of Agricultural Development, Florida Power & Light Company, will sponsor
the state winning team to the NJHA Convention. The state winner was Palatka.


Forestry Field Day Winners. Mr. Mc-
Clure is a Forestry Education Specialist,
Information and Education Branch,
Florida Forest Service. The Forestry
Field Days are sponsored by the Florida
Forestry Service, Buckeye Cellulose,
Container Corporation, Owens-Illinois,
International Paper Company, and Agri-
co Chemicals.
Wade M u r p h y, Jasper-Hamilton
County, received the Forestry Founda-
tion Award from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation. Dr.' Carl W.
Proehl, Assistant Superintendent, Voca-
tional, Technical, and Adult Education,
presented the award.
Wade was also declared state winner
of the Naval Stores Award. As the state
winner, he and his advisor each received
$125 to defray their expenses in attend-
ing the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City. Morgan Stokes of the
Baldwin Chapter received a $25 Savings
Bond as second place winner. The
awards are sponsored by American Tur-
pentine Association, Valdosta, Georgia.
Mr. Morris McClure presented the
award.
Paul Tarpley, National Secretary,
FFA, Trout, Louisiana, spoke briefly to
the delegates and other convention at-
tendants.
Morgan Stokes also was declared the
winner of the FFA Forestry Contest
sponsored by the Seaboard Airline Rail-
road Company. Alan Fowler, Industrial
Forester for Seaboard presented him
with $275 and $125 to his advisor, Robert
Jones, to help cover expenses to the Na-
tional FFA Convention, Kansas City,
Missouri, in October. Morgan will be
one of six southern-state winners accom-
panying Mr. Fowler on a specially ar-
ranged tour to Richmond, Washington,
and Chicago, then to Kansas City for the
National Convention.
Other awards presented by the Sea-
board Airline Railroad Company were:
$50, $30, and $20 awards for 2nd, 3rd,
and 4th places, respectively, to Wade


Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1967


















Van Gray received the state harmonica Bobby Hargrave, Santa Fe, accepts the
award. state Soil and Water Management award
from Bishop Bevels, Soil Conservation
Society of America.


Morris McClure, Forest Education Spe-
cialist, Florida Forest Service, presents
the Naval Stores award to Wade
Murphy.


Larry McCraney, past state officer, pre-
sented the Scrapbook banner to the San-
ta Fe team.


Murphy, Jr., Jasper; Bobby Wynn, Jas-
per; and Rudolph Rackley, Jr., Blounts-
town.
Morgan Stokes was also the winner of
the $500 Rayonier FFA Scholarship. It
was presented by Stanley Bunch, Rayo-
nier Incorporated, Fernandina Beach.
Mr. Dan Williams, Agricultural Sales
Engineer, Tampa Electric Company, pre-
sented the Farm and Home Electrifica-
tion Awards. Gilbert Kelly, Santa Fe
Senior Chapter, was named the winner
of the state contest and received $100
cash award from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation, and $100 to pay his
expenses to the National FFA Conven-
tion from the following electrical organi-
zations: Florida Power Corporation, St.
Petersburg; Florida Power and Light Co.,
Miami; Tampa Electric Company; and
Gulf Power Company, Pensacola. District
Awards for 1st place were $75 to attend
the National Convention. Other awards
were: second, $25; third, $15; and fourth.
$10 and presented as follows: District 1-
Chester Jackson, Tivoli DeFuniak
Springs; Randy Stewart, Walnut Hill;
David Locke, Bethlehem; and W. Larry
Harris, Tate Senior. District II-Charles
Ward, Havana; Bobby Creech, Hamilton
County; Phillip Byler, Blountstown Sen-
ior; William Cottrell, Quincy-Leffall.
District III-James Stevens, Santa Fe
Junior; Watson Kast, Baldwin; David
Scott, Starke-Bradford; and Wayne
Roberts, Bell. District IV-Bobby Hod-
ges, South Sumter; Roy Lee Yates, Crys-
tal River; Roy Lee O'Steen, Groveland;
and Michael Gibson, Sanford-Seminole.
District V-Tommy Morris, Bartow
Senior; Randy Wilkerson. Mulberry; Bill
Futch, Plant City; and William Lovett,
Fort Meade, District VI-Buddy Keen,


J. F. Williams scholarships were pre-
sented to William D. Caruthers, Davis B.
Smith, Jr., and L. Evertee Goodin, Jr.
(not pictured). Making the awards are
T. L. Barrineau and C. M. Lawrence.

Palmetto; and Mike Braxton, Wauchula-
Hardee.
Company representatives presented
the awards won by FFA members in
their area of distribution. These rep-
resentatives included: Dan Williams,
Tampa Electric Company; John Folks,
Florida Power Corporation, St. Peters-
burg; Richard Potter, Gulf Power Com-
pany, Pensacola; and Don Adams, Flor-
ida Power and Light Company, Miami.
Chairmen of the winning Chapter
Farm Safety Committees and their
Chapter advisors attended a special
luncheon as guests of the Standard Oil
Company of Kentucky.

Contests and Awards
Highlight Wednesday
Afternoon Session
THE FOURTH SESSION of the convention
was called to order by President Scar-
borough who introduced Merrill Smith,
fifth Vice President to preside. Mr. War-
ren Harrell, Area III Supervisor, was in
charge of the Parliamentary Procedure
Contest.
The Santa Fe Junior Chapter, a team
of ninth graders defeated a field of Sen-
ior High School Chapters to win the FFA
state Parliamentary Procedure Contest.
Marianna Senior Chapter was second,
and Lakeland Senior Chapter, third.
First place award was $25.00, a pennant,
and a trophy from the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation. Second place awards
were $20, and third place was $15.00. Mr.
Marvin Evans, Comptroller, Florida
Farm Bureau Insurance Companies of
Gainesville, announced the results.


Jimmy Emerson, outgoing vice president, John Scott, Fort Pierce, received the
received the Chilean Nitrate award from Florida Publishing Company trophy from
Larry McCranie, Educational Director, Roy Mills, Florida Times Union, as State
Florida Division, Chilean Nitrate Com- Star Farmer.
pany.


Richard Kinney, recipient of a Florida
Bankers Scholarship is greeted by Phil-
lip Wagner, vice president, Florida Bank
and Trust Company, Daytona Beach.
Casey Carlisle (not shown) was also a
recipient of the award.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1967








Honorary Farmer
Degree Awarded
PRESIDENT SCARBOROUGH and Dewitt
Scott, Second Vice President, gave in-
troductory remarks regarding candidates
for the Honorary State Farmer Degree,
after which the state officers awarded
degrees to the following people: W. S.
Lawrence, Supervising Principal, Bartow
Area Schools; Mr. James Miller, Assist-
ant Principal, Lakeland Senior High
School; Mr. John Wykoff, Principal,
Groveland High School; Art Mathias,
Assistant General Manager, Haines City
Citrus Growers Association; Mr. H. A.
Henley, Past President, FVATA, Orlando
Evans High School; Mr. Milt Tosky. -Di-
rector, Vocational Education, Daytona
Beach; Mr. James Stephens, Assistant
Vegetable Crops Specialist, Florida Agri-
culture Extension Service, Vegetable
Crops Department, Gainesville; Mr.
C. F. Morton, General Manager, Mari-
anna Production Credit Association; Mr.
Harold Hofman, Assistant Commissioner
of Agriculture, State Department of
Agriculture; Dr. Carl W. Proehl, Assis-
tant Superintendent, Vocational, Tech-
nical, Adult Education, State Depart-
ment of Education; and Dr. J .W. Cren-
shaw, Assistant Superintendent, Curricu-
lum and Instruction, State Department
of Education.
Chris Hines, Santa Fe High of
Alachua, 1967 winner of the Farm Me-
chanics Award, was presented a certifi-
cate and a $100 cash award from the Fu-
ture Farmers of America Foundation by
Paul Tarpley, National FFA Student
Secretary. Six other Future Farmers
received $25 from the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA. They were: Mike Godwin,
Walnut Hill; Garry D. Overholt, Blounts-
town; Richard Wall, Santa Fe Junior;
Roy Lee Yates, Crystal River; Frederick
E. Bacher, Jr., Bartow Senior; and Bud-
dy Keen, Palmetto.
After announcements were made, Pro-
gram of Work Committees received their
assignments and recessed for meetings in
Peabody Auditorium and the Daytona
Plaza Hotel.
Over 800 Future Farmers, advisors,
and guests met on the beach at "Beach
Rest" at 5:30 p.m. for a fish fry spon-
sored by The Florida Cattleman Maga-
zine, Kissimmee; City of Daytona Beach;
and the Daytona Beach Jaycees.

State Farmers Honored
At Thursday Breakfast
THE ALPHA GAMMA RHO fraternity and
the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Companies, Gainesville, sponsored a
breakfast at the Daytona Plaza Hotel at
7:15 a.m. for all State Farmer Candi-
dates planning to attend college. Skip
Lambert, President of the fraternity, act-
ed as Toastmaster. Dr. Marvin A. Brook-
er gave an inspiring address. The Baker
String Band furnished the music.
After opening the fifth season, Presi-
dent Scarborough introduced Thomas

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1967


McClure, First President, who acted as
presiding officer. State Citrus Produc-
tion and Citrus Placement Awards were
presented by C. M. Lawrence for the
sponsor, Dale Carlton, Jr., Director of
Grower and Contract Division, Florida
Citrus Mutual, Lakeland. John Barlow,
Peace River Chapter at Wauchula, re-
ceived a $100 check as state winner in
Citrus production. His advisor, John
Maddox, received a plaque. District win-
ners who received $25 each were: Thom-
as Craft, DeLand, District IV; and
Robert Ellington, Bartow Sr., District V.
Clifford Waldron, Fort Pierce, re-
ceived $100 from the Florida Citrus Mu-
tual for the best work in Citrus Place-
ment. His vocational agriculture, Jeff
Daughtry, received a plaque.
District winners receiving $25 each
were: Russell Wright, Dade City, Dis-
trict V; and Larry Pepper, Sebring, Dis-
trict VI.
The State Farmer Degree was con-
ferred upon 183 Future Farmers. (This
list is given on page 2.) The Production
Credit Associations in Florida presented
a State Farmer Key to each member re-
ceiving the degree. John Marshall, Fed-
eral Intermediate Credit Bank, Colum-
bia, South Carolina, presented the keys.
Names of the sponsoring associations
and their general managers are as fol-
lows: Bradenton Production Credit As-
sociation, Herbert Cook, Bradenton; Gulf
Ridge Production Credit Association,
R. D. Willis, Lakeland; Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association, T. A.
Campbell, Orlando; Gainesville Produc-
tion Credit Association, Henry Frazer,
Gainesville; Monticello Production Credit
Association, C. F. Morton, Marianna;
Northeast Production Credit Association,
J. E. Dukes, Palatka; North Florida Pro-
duction Credit Association, Aubrey Fow-
ler, Live Oak; Central Florida Produc-
tion Credit Association, John P. Payne,
Orlando; Farmer Production Credit As-
sociation, Charles B. Long, Jr., Miami.
Bruce Hutchcraft, Third Vice Presi-
dent, Brandon, gave the State Treasur-
er's Report.
The State Champion Quartet from the
Madison Chapter sang two numbers.
A very inspiring address was given by
Honorable Doyle Conner, State Com-
missioner of Agriculture. He then pre-
sented the State Department of Agri-
culture Area Awards of $75 each, which
are to be used to defray expenses of win-
ners to the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City, Missouri, next October.
Winners were: Harvey Smith, Madison,
representing Area I; Bobby Shaw, Santa
Fe Senior at Alachua, Area II; and Al
Brown, Fort Pierce FFA, Area III.
Commissioner Conner presented the
1967 Doyle Conner Scholarships to:
John Clark, Greensboro, representing
Area I; Chuck Calendine, Santa Fe, Area
II; and Bill Elliott, Okeechobee, Area
III. These scholarships of $200 each are
to be used to defray expenses in attend-
ing an institute of higher learning. Win-
ners were selected from FFA winners
exhibiting livestock in shows and fairs
in Florida this year.


National FFA Secretary Paul Tarpley
presented Farm Mechanics award to
Chris Hines of Santa Fe Chapter.


Alan Fowler presented the Seaboard
Forestry Award to Morgan Stokes of
Baldwin.


Donald Brown of the Miami-Central
Chapter division winner and state winner
with his floral design in the artistic ar-
rangement division of the demonstration
contest.




























Rob Roberts, Dade City Chapter, received a pennant from Jack Lynady, Belk-
Lindsey Stores, as a state public speaker. Runners-up were Larry Arrington,
Havana and Dan Wilson, Gainesville.


Presentation of district and state chapter contest awards was made by Jack Lynady,
Men's Clothing Buyer, Belk-Lindsey.


Dan Williams, Agricultural Engineer, Tampa Electric Company, presented Farm
Electrification awards to district winners and state winner Gilbert Kelly of Santa
Fe Chapter.


A very impressive Greenhand Initia-
tion Ceremony was conducted by the
Jacksonville-Paxon FFA Chapter.
Johnnie Copeland, Santa Fe Junior
Chapter at Alachua, was named Star
State Greenhand, and received a $100
from the National FFA Foundation for
achievement in his first year of Voca-
tional Agriculture. His advisors, Ken-
neth Lee and F. D. McCormick, also
received a $100 cash award presented by
Doyle E. Conner, State Commissioner of
Agriculture. These cash awards are to
enable the recipients to attend the Na-
tional FFA Convention in October. The
following district winners each received
$50: District I, Robert Williams, Bethle-
hem; District II, Jay Rackley, Blounts-
town; District III, Cecil Stalnaker,
Starke-Bradford; District IV, Frank
Beville, Crystal River; District V, Milton
Bryan, Bartow Senior; District VI, Lar-
ry Pepper, Sebring.
Bruce Hutchcraft, third Vice Presi-
dent, Brandon, gave his Retiring Report.
The candidates for State President
1967-68, were given two minutes each to
present their qualifications prior to the
balloting for president. President Scar-
borough called on Rex Bishop who ex-
plained the method of voting. Voting
machines were used through the courtesy
of Mrs. Katherine Odham, Supervisor of
Registration, Volusia County. The dele-
gates voted immediately after the meet-
ing adjourned.
State Farmers of 1967 and their ad-
visors were guests of Chase and Co. of
Sanford at a luncheon in the Daytona
Plaza Hotel. Jerry Scarborough, State
President, was Master of Ceremonies.

Thursday Afternoon Sees
Scholarships and Awards
PRESIDENT JERRY SCARBOROUGH called to
order the Sixth Session and introduced
the presiding officer, Second Vice Presi-
dent, Dewitt Scott.
Vice President Scott introduced the
1966 American Farmer Degree recipi-
ents who were present: Joe Race, Rich-
ard Sargeant, Jerry Lawrence, James
Harper, and Charles Waller. Charles
was called on to say a few words. The
1967 American Farmer Degree appli-
cants and their advisors also were intro-
duced. (See list in news release.) Glenn
E. Byrd was recommended for National
Office.
Each year the Florida Association,
FFA, invites the State President from
all FFA State Associations in the
Southern Region as well as the Presi-
dent of other youth organizations to at-
tend its State Convention. Those present
this year were: National FFA Secretary,
Paul Tarpley; Lee Austin, President,
Tennessee Association; Eddie Holbrooks,
President, Georgia Association; Terry
Putnall, President 4-H Clubs of Florida;
Jerry Moore, President, South Carolina
Association, Sandy Smith, President,
Florida Association, FHA; Larry Marley,
Acting President, Cooperative Education
Clubs of Florida. These guests spoke

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briefly.
"Pass-the-Chicken, Pappy" awards,
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Founda-
tion, were presented to twelve chapters
by Bill Knght, Advertising Manager,
S e a r s Roebuck Company, Daytona
Beach. The first place winner in each
district received $25; second place, $15;
and third place, $10. Those who re-
ceived awards by districts were as fol-
lows: District I, Popular Springs, Laurel
Hill and Bethlehem; District II, Talla-
hassee-Rickards, Jasper-Hamilton Coun-
ty, Madison-Gary; District III, Baker
County; District IV, St. Cloud, District
V, Bartow Senior; District VI, Wau-
chula-Peace River, Wauchula-Hardee,
and Avon Park.
Ray Monsalvatge, Dayton, Ohio, de-
livered a profound and inspiring mes-
sage, "Uncork Your Hidden Talents."
His appearance was sponsored by the
Production Credit Associations of Flor-
ida.
The Jasper-Hamilton County Chapter,
State Winner of the Cooperative Activi-
ties Contest, was presented a plaque and
a check for $500 from the Florida Coun-
cil of Farmer Cooperatives, J. E. Dukes,
President of the Council and C. A.
McNair, Manager, Gold Kist Peanut
Growers Association, Graceville present-
ed the awards. This cash award is to
help defray expenses for at least one car-
load of the chapter members and advisors
to the annual meeting of the American
Institute of Cooperatives in East Lafay-
ette, Indiana. (Other winners receiving
awards were: first place-$50 and a
bronze plaque with the chapter name en-
graved on it; 2nd place-$30; and 3rd
place-$2.) District I, Bethlehem, Wal-
nut Hill; District II, Pinetta; District
III, Santa Fe Junior, Santa Fe Senior,
Gainesville; District IV, South Sumter
Senior, Groveland, Crystal River; Dis-
trict V, Zephyrhills, Bartow Senior, Mul-
berry; District VI, Pahokee, Miami-Cen-
tral, Belle Glade.
The checks to the chapter in Districts
I through IV were from the Cotton Pro-
ducers Association, a large farm supply
and marketing cooperative with branch
stores known as Farmers Mutual Ex-
changes located in various points in
North Florida. Checks for Districts V
and VI were furnished by the Florida
Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
T. L. Barrineau, Area I Supervisor,
Agricultural Education, Tallahassee,
read an inspiring tribute to the late J. F.
Williams, Jr. Then C. M. Lawrence.
State FFA Advisor, presented the J. F.
Williams Memorial Scholarships to three
outstanding graduates. They were:
Everett Goodin, Jr., William D. Caru-
thers, and Davis B. Smith, Jr.
Top chapters in the Sears Roebuck
Improved Breeding Program 'received
awards from Bill Knight, Advertising
Manager Sears Roebuck, Daytona
Beach. The top four received $200 each
to use toward buying a registered heifer.
These were: Brandon, Fort Meade, Belle
Glade, and J. F. Williams-Live Oak.
Others were: Santa Fe, $50; Fort Pierce,
$25; Branford, $25; Zephyrhills, $15;

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Awards were presented to chapter members outstanding in Farm Electrification at a
breakfast sponsored by the power companies.


Glenn Byrd, Past State President, presented awards to ornamental horticulture win-
ners for Hoffmann Nursery of Miami.


Earl Ziebarth, Florida Farm Bureau, presented tractor driving awards.





























Presentation of State Department of Agriculture awards to area winners was made
by Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle Conner. Winners were, from left: Harvey
Smith, Madison; Bobby Shaw, Santa Fe; and Al Brown, Fort Pierce.


Phil Shaver presented the Poultry Farming awards to district winners, representing
the Florida Poultry Producers Association. State winner Wade Howell of the Hamil-
ton County Chapter is receiving his award.


C. M. Lawrence, State Adviser, presented Charles Fowler, Santa Fe Chapter, with
the state award in crop farming.


Suwannee-Live Oak, $10: and Sop-
choppy, $5.
Several committee reports were given.
The Chapter Scrapbook Awards were
presented by Larry McCraney, former
Fourth Vice President, for the sponsor,
Ward Fertilizer Company, Branford, to
the following: Santa Fe Senior Chapter,
State Winner $50 and a pennant. Dis-
trict winners were: District I-Bethle-
hem; District II-Hamilton County; Dis-
trict III Jacksonville-Paxon; District
IV Sanford-Seminole; District V -
Brandon; District VI -Okeechobee.
Merrill Smith, Fifth Vice President
gave his retiring report to the delegation.
A second ballot for president was held
after the closing ceremony.
The Federal Land Bank Associations
of Florida sponsored a dinner in the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for members and
advisors of winning chapters in Chapter
Cooperative Contests.

Public Speaking Contests
Held Thursday Evening
THE SEVENTH Session of the Convention
was called to order by the State Presi-
dent. He then introduced Bruce Hutch-
craft, Third Vice President, who pre-
sided over the session.
Dr. James Christiansen explained the
procedure for the Public Speaking Con-
test. The first place winner, Rob Roberts
of Dade City Chapter, was presented
$100, sponsored by the Future Farmers
of America Foundation, a certificate, and
pin by Jack Lynady of Belk-Lindsey
Stores. Ormond Beach. Mr. Lynady
presented a cash award of $25 to the sec-
ond place winner, and $20 to the third
place winner as Dean Wood, University
of Florida, announced the results. These
awards were sponsored by the Belk-
Lindsey Stores of Florida, and went to
Larry Arrington of Havana, and Dan
Wilson of Gainesville. Rob Roberts rep-
resented Florida in the Tri-State Public
Speaking Contest held at the University
of Florida on June 21.
Wyatt Shaw, Mayo-Lafayette, was
named state winner of the Dairy Farm-
ing Award. He received a $100 check
from the Future Farmers of America
Foundation, a certificate and a Special
Dairy Efficiency Plaque from the Na-
tional Dairy Products Corporation.
Six other boys received National Dairy
Products Corporation checks of $25 each
as district winners of Dairy Farming
from H. B. Gassaway, Field Representa-
tive of Sealtest Food Plant, Tampa,
Florida. They are: John Wise, Tate-
Gonzalez; Lavell Morgan, Jasper-Hamil-
ton County; Tom Shaw, Alichua-Santa
Fe; Terrell Newman, Groveland; Ralph
Randall, Turkey Creek Senior; and Sam
Boyette, Southeast Manatee Senior.
John Wise received a Special Dairy
Efficiency Plaque as the top district
winner.
President Scarborough announced the
results of the run-off election for presi-
dent. Richard Kinney, Zephyrhills, was
named new State President. Richard be-

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gan his new role in this office with a
brief .talk, expressing his thanks to the
delegates.
Jerry Scarborough, President, present-
ed the names of the nominating com-
mittee selections for State Vice Presi-
dents which were approved as follows:
First Vice President Jacky Peacock,
Marianna; Second Vice President-Reed
Venrick, Winter Haven; Third Vice
President -Casey Carlisle, Santa Fe;
Fourth Vice President-Everett Rains,
Madison-Gary; Fifth Vice President -
Wilton Carlton, Groveland; and Sixth
Vice President Billy Franklin, Sara-
sota.
Nominations from the floor were as
follows: First Vice President Cody Tay-
lor, Poplar Springs, Donnie Wilson, Ma-
lone; Kedric Smothers, Vernon; Second
Vice President-Van Gray, Zephyrhills;
Third Vice President Jimmy Coleman, Madison quartet Harvey Smith,
Trenton; Fourth Vice President Bar- DeWitt Andrews, Ernie McCulley
ry Taylor, Branford; Fifth Vice Presi- Buddy Perkins-received $20 cash aw
rySTaylor, Beenford; Fifth Vicead Pri-
dent-Cecil Revels, South Sumter Sen- as state champs.
ior; and Johnest Straws, DeLand-South-
western; Sixth Vice President John C.
Scott, Fort Pierce.
Each of the Vice Presidential candi-
dates made a short talk. The President
made some announcements. Jimmy
Emerson, Fourth Vice President, gave
his retiring report, after which the meet-
ing adjourned with the official closing a
ceremony.
Representing the National FFA
aloting and rs Organization, Paul Tarpley, National
Balloting and Awards Made Secretary, gave an inspiring talk to
During Friday Morning convention delegates.
THE FIRST BALLOT for Vice President was
held prior to the opening of the session.
Special music was furnished by the
Madison Quartet, first place winner in
the State Contest. President Scar-
borough introduced Jimmy Emerson,
Fourth Vice President, who served as
presiding officer during the session.
Phillip Wagner, Vice President, Forida
Bank and Trust Company, representing Brandon String Band received the sti
the Florida Bankers Association, pre- pennant and cash award. Team memb
sented the 1967 Bankers Scholarships. included Ronnie Parker, Marty Berry
These awards of $250 each to assist the Nelson Lopresto, Billy Kelly, Marvin
winners in attending the University of Thomas and Roy McFarland.
Florida, went to Casey Carlisle, Alachua-
Santa Fe Senior; and Richard Kinney,
Zephyrhills. ..
Dr. Carl W. Proehl, Assistant Superin-
tendent, Vocational, Technical, and
Adult Education, Tallahassee, presented
the Superior and Standard Chapter
Awards by areas. Those having superior
rating received a plaque or a spur to be
placed on the plaque which they had re-
ceived in previous years. Increased in-
terest was shown this year by the chap-
ters as indicated by their accomplish-
ment reports.
Dewitt Scott, Second Vice President,
gave his retiring report.
B. C. Beville, Area Conservationist.
presented to Bobby Hargrave, Alachua-
Santa Fe, a $100 cash award from the
Future Farmer Foundation for his out-
standing achievements in Soil and Water
Management. His advisors are F. D.
McCormick and Kenneth Lee. District


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Presentation of Star Greenhand awards climaxed the Thursday morning session.
Johnnie Copeland, Santa Fe Junior, received a cash award and trophy as State Star
Greenhand.


winners each received $25 from the Flor-
ida Chapter, Soil Conservation Society
of America. Winners were Dan Eu-
banks, Walnut Hill, District I; District
II, Billy Wynn, Hamilton County; Dis-
trict III, Alan Hitchcock, Alachua-Santa
Fe Junior; District IV, Fred Roesel, Jr..
South Sumter Senior; District V, John
Crews, Ft. Meade; and District VI, John
C. Scott, Ft. Pierce.
President Jerry Scarborough gave the
report of the retiring president to the
assembled delegates. Several committee
reports were read and approved.
Victor Wade Howell, Jasper-Hamilton
County, was named winner of the State
Award for Poultry Farming. This award
was a $100 cash and a certificate from
the Future Farmers of America Founda-
tion. Six other boys received $25 Sav-
ings Bonds as District Winners from Phil
Shaver, President, Florida Poultry Pro-
ducers Association, Zephyrhills. They
are: Gerald Creech, Jasper; Bobby Clem-
ons, Santa Fe; Richard Straley, DeLand;
Richard DeLard, Zephyrhills and Mi-
chael Miller, Miami.
Unfinished business and items of new
business were presented and proper dis-
position was made. Candidates for vice
president were introduced and each gave
a brief talk. The meeting was then ad-
journed with the closing ceremony, after
which delegates participated in the sec-
ond ballot for vice presidents.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza for the District Star
Farmers, their parents, advisors, and the
office staff, by the Mid-States Steel and
Wire Company, Crawfordsville, Indiana,
and Jacksonville, Florida.

Top Chapters Cited at
Friday Afternoon Session
THE MEETING was called to order by
President Scarborough. After the open-
ing ceremony, he introduced Dewitt
Scott, Second Vice President, who as-
sumed the Chairman's station.
The four winning chapters in the State
Chapter Contest were presented their
awards by Jack Lynady on behalf of
Colin Lindsey of Belk-Lindsey Stores of
Florida. The chapters will be entered
in national competition. The State Win-


ner this year was Santa Fe Senior at
Alachua, Advisors F. D. McCormick and
Kenneth Lee. The chapter received $40
and a gold plaque. Bartow Senior, Sec-
ond Place Winner, received $25 and a
silver plaque, advisor R. B. O'Berry.
Third Place Winner, Ft. Pierce, received
$15 and a bronze plaque, advisor Jeff
Daughtry, Ft. Meade was declared
Fourth Place Winner and received a
bronze plaque and $10. The advisors
are T. A. Cochrane and John Denmark.
First place winner in each district re-
ceived $25; second place winner, $20;
third place winner, $15; and fourth place
winner, $10. Those receiving awards by
districts in order of placing were as fol-
lows: District I, Bethlehem, Poplar
Springs, Malone, and Union Grove; Dis-
trict II, Greensboro, Havana, Mayo, Jas-
per-Hamilton County; District III, Santa
Fe Senior, Santa Fe Junior, Starke-
Bradford, and Macclenny; District IV,
South Sumter Senior, Groveland, South
Sumter Junior, and Crystal River; Dis-
trict V, Bartow Senior, Fort Meade,
Mulberry, and Zephyrhills; District VI,
Fort Pierce, Palmetto, Miami-Central,
and Manatee-Southeast Senior.
The delegation spent a few moments
of silent prayer in memory of friends and
loved ones who had departed during the
past year.
Dewitt Scott explained the Harmon-
ica Contest and gave the qualifications of
the judges. Forres Breckenridge, chair-
man of the judges, presented awards to
the following in the order of their plac-
ing: State Winner-Van Gray, Zephyr-
hills, $10, pennant and pin; Second-Ter-
ry Cranford, Lafayette, $8; Third-Bob-
by Hargrave, Santa Fe Junior, $7 Fourth
-Al Parish, South Sumter Senior, $5;
and Fifth Steve Wilkenson, Pahokee, $.
Several committee reports were read
and approved.
Robert Thomas, Fort Myers, was
named winner of the State Award for
outstanding achievement in ornamental
horticulture. He received a $100 cash
award and certificate from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation. This
award was presented by Glenn Byrd.
representing Hoffman Nurseries, Miami.
Hoffman Nurseries provides district
awards for FFA members asTollows: 1st
place-$25; 2nd place-$15; and 3rd


place-$10. Winners by districts were:
District I, Ronald Williams, Bethlehem;
District II, Robert Smith, Jasper; and
Larry Reeves, Live Oak-Williams; Dis-
trict III, Jackie Morton, Santa Fe Sen-
ior; Tommy Beck, Santa Fe Senior; and
Steve Patton, Jacksonville-Paxon; Dis-
trict IV, Dick Heath, South Sumter;
James Barrington, Hungerford; District
V, Robert Parlett, Chamberlain; Glenn
Churchwell, Brandon; and Joey Bennett,
Bartow; District VI, Ronald Lambert,
Wauchula-Hardee; Ronald McC lure,
North Miami; and Raymond Bishop, Mi-
ami-Central.
District Star Farmer Awards were
presented by Mr. Von Wendenland, Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company, Jack-
sonville. Winners were as follows: Dis-
trict I-Cody Taylor, Poplar Springs;
District II-Wyatt Shaw, Mayo-Lafay-
ette; District III-Casey Carlisle, Santa
Fe Senior; District IV-Wilton Carlton,
Groveland; District V -William Lovett,
Jr., Fort Meade, and District VI-John
C. Scott, Ft. Myers.
Dr. Irvin Wofford, Kaiser Agricultural
Chemical Division of Kaiser Aluminum
and Chemical Corporation, presented
awards as follows: John C. Scott, Star
State Farmer, $50. Area Star Farmers
were: Wyatt Shaw, Mayo-Lafayette, and
Casey Carlisle, Alachua-Santa Fe Senior,
receiving $25. District Star Farmers re-
ceived $10 each. These awards were
sponsored by the Mid-States Steel and
Wire Company, Jacksonville, Florida,
and Crawfordsville, Indiana. John C.
Scott also received an award of $200 from
the Future Farmers of America Founda-
tion, presented by Paul Tarpley, Nation-
al FFA Secretary, Trout, Louisiana.
Scott's advisor, Jeff Daughtry, re-
ceived $75 to attend the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City. Dr. Wof-
ford presented this on behalf of Kaiser
Aluminum and Chemical Corporation.
He also presented $100 each to Area-
District winners, Shaw and Carlisle. Star
District Award Winners each received
a $75 Special Leadership Award from
Dr. Irvin Wofford.
Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida


Wyatt Shaw received the Dairy Farming
award from H. B. Gassaway.

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Times Union, presented John with a
beautiful trophy from the Florida Pub-
lishing Company. At this time the Star
State Farmer's father, Charles T. Scott,
was presented the Honorary State Farm-
er Degree. John's mother received the
Certificate of Merit.
The report of the resolutions commit-
tee was read by Mike Gibson, Sanford-
Seminole FFA Chapter.
Recommendations for the 1968 State
Convention were presented. A motion
was made and passed that the convention
be held in Daytona Beach.
The new State Officers were then in-
troduced by President Scarborough as
follows: Richard Kinney, President,
Zephyrhills; Cody Taylor, 1st Vice Presi-
dent, Poplar Sorings; Van Gray, 2nd
Vice President, Zephyrhills; Jimmy Cole-
man, 3rd Vice President, Trenton; Barry
Taylor, 4th Vice President, Branford;
Wilton Carlton, 5th Vice President,
Groveland; and Billy Franklin, 6th Vice
President, Sarasota.
The session ended with the closing
ceremony.
A special dinner was held in the Day-
tona Plaza for the new and immediate
past state officers, past state presidents
and state award winners, sponsored by
Wilson-Toomer Fertilizer Company of
Jacksonville. Ed Raikes of Ft. Pierce
served as host.

New Officers Installed
PRESIDENT JERRY SCARBOROUGH called to
order the tenth and final session of the
convention.
The Chilean Nitrate Award was pre-
sented by Larry McCranie, Chilean Ni-
trate Educational Bureau, Inc., Orlando.
The winner was Jimmy Emerson, Fourth
Vice President from the Santa Fe Chap-
ter at Alachua.
The following parents were presented
to the delegates and guests by the State
Officers, after which President Scar-
borough presented to each father the
Honorary State Farmer Degree and to
each mother a Certificate of Merit: Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Emerson, Mr.


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night.


and Mrs. W. A. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Hutchcraft, and Mr. and Mrs.
N. L. Scarborough.
As the group left the stage, they were
given a standing ovation in appreciation
of the fine service they had rendered to
the Florida Association, FFA.
On behalf of the Florida Association,
FFA, gifts were presented to Miss Helen
Jones, Secretary to T. L. Barrineau, and
Miss Margie Hicks, Secretary to Rich-
ard Kelly, for their outstanding assist-
ance during the convention. C. M.
Lawrence, Lewis Tucker, and Richard
Kelly were given gifts as a token of ap-
preciation for their outstanding guidance
and leadership.
Past State Officers were invited to
come to the stage. Several did and each
made a brief talk.
The new officers of the Florida
Association, FFA, for 1967-68, were of-
ficially installed with the appropriate
Future Farmer ceremony and escorted to
their respective stations by retiring of-
ficers. Retiring President Scarborough
turned the gavel over to President Rich-
ard Kinney, who then assumed his duties
as president. He presented to outgoing
President Scarborough a gavel on which
were engraved the names of the 1966-67
officers.
C. M. Lawrence, State Advisor, pre-


Breakfast was held Saturday morning for new state officers. Lloyd Dubroff, Past
State Officer, was host for the occasion.


sented to each of the retiring officers a
past state officer's pin. Richard Kinney,
State President, then extended greetings
to the delegates and guests.
Paul Tarpley, National Secretary, and
Eddie Holbrooks, President of the Geor-
gia Association, talked briefly to the
delegation.
The State FFA String Band Contest
was'held. Ralph Bradford of the Florida
Retail Federation, introduced the judges.
Participating chapters and their order
of placing by the judges after the contest
were as follows: Brandon, Groveland,
Quincy-Carter, Baker, Lake Placid, and
Newberry. Cash awards of $20, $15, $10
and $5 were presented to the winning
bands, respectively.
A special talent contest was held, dur-
ing which Larry McCraney, former
Fourth Vice President, served as Master
of Ceremonies.
After a few announcements, the 39th
Annual Convention Future Farmers of
America was declared adjourned by the
President, Richard Kinney.
The new State Officers, their advisors,
and the State Staff were guests at a
special breakfast held in the Daytona
Plaza Hotel. It was sponsored by Lloyd
Dubroff, past State FFA President of
Tallahassee, who conducted an intensive
state officer indoctrination session.
The new state officers held their first
meeting and began plans for 1967-68.

Richard Kinney
President
RICHARD KINNEY, a recent graduate of
Zephyrhills High School, and a member
of the F.F.A. Chapter, is the newly elect-
ed president of the Florida Association,
FFA for 1967-68. Richard is the 18 year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Kin-
ney.
His supervised practice program in-
clues beef and dairy cattle as well as
many improvement and supplementary
practices.
Richard has served as president of the
Zephyrhills FFA Chapter for two years
and earlier held the position of sentinel.
He has represented his chapter at lead-
ership schools, state and national con-


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Conner Scholarships were presented to John Clark, Greensboro; Chuck Calendine.
Santa Fe; and Bill Elliot, Okeechobee.


vention; and at meats, livestock and par-
liamentary procedure contests. In 1966,
he was the State FFA Public Speaking
winner and in 1965, was selected as the
District V Star Greenhand.
The 1967 Convention brought honors
and awards for Richard as he was given
a Florida Bankers Scholarship of $250,
and $25 as District V winner of the Live-
stock Farming Awards. He also re-
ceived the state's highest degree-State
Farmer.

Cody Taylor
First Vice President
CODY TAYLOR is the First Vice President
representing District I. He is a 1967
graduate of Poplar Springs High School
and a member of the FFA Chapter. He
is the grandson of Mr. R. C. Register, Sr.,
of Graceville.
Cody's supervised practice program
this year included four acres of corn for
grain and fifteen head of beef cows for
marketing. To improve the appearance
and efficiency of the farm, Cody built
fences, constructed farm buildings, in-
stalled waterworks, lights, and other
modem conveniences; and practiced re-
forestation and conservation of soil, wat-
er, and game resources.
Outstanding in FFA and community


President Richard Kinney


affairs, Cody has participated in ban-
quet programs, parliamentary procedure,
forestry camp, public speaking, and live-
stock judging. Other leadership activi-
ties include serving as chapter president
and vice president. He was also vice
president of the Beta Club and co-cap-
tain of the Bail Club.
Awards Cody received at the 39th An-
nual Convention included State Farmer
Degree, and District I Star Farmer
Award of $25.

Van Gray
Second Vice President
VAN GRAY, Second Vice President, repre-
senting District V, is a member of the
Zephyrhills FFA Chapter of Zephyrhills
High School. He is the 18 year old son
of Mrs. Ruth Lewer.
During the past year, he had 100 per-
cent ownership of 6 head of dairy cattle
and 4 head of beef cattle. Van's leader-
ship activities included serving his chap-
ter as vice president and sentinel; and
competing in meats judging, string band,
harmonica, parliamentary procedure and
leadership school. To strengthen his
training in leadership, Van has also
served on numerous committees.
While serving his chapter this year,
Van competed in the State Harmonica


First Vice President Cody Taylor


Contest to become the 1967 winner. He
also received the State's highest degree
in FFA-the State Farmer Degree.


Jimmy Coleman
Third Vice President
JAMES R. COLEMAN, Third Vice Presi-
dent, representing'District III, is the 18
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Cole-
man of Trenton.
His supervised practice program this
year included three head of cattle and
calves. Improving breeding, draining
land, building fences, installing various
conveniences, and keeping farm records
were included in the many improvement
practices Jimmy carried out for the bet-
terment of his agricultural business and
home.


Barry Taylor
Fourth Vice President
BARRY TAYLOR, Fourth Vice President,
represents District II, and is a member
of the Branford FFA Chapter. He is the
18 year old son of Rev. and Mrs. O. F.
Taylor and a recent graduate of Bran-
ford High School.
His supervised practice program this
year consists of 100% ownership of one
beef heifer and 4 dairy heifers; 20 acres
of pasture, 20 acres of watermelons, and
a 5 acre truck garden. To supplement
and improve his practice program, Barry
repaired equipment and constructed
buildings, carried out landscaping plans,
controlled rats and other rodents, and
de-horned cattle.
He has been secretary, parliamen-
tarian, and chaplain of his chapter;
speaker at the National Safety Council;
delegate to state conventions and leader-
ship training school; member of dairy
judging teams, and member of the string
band. In addition, Barry was a Student
Council representative member of the
Honor Society, Beta Club, track team,
and band; was third place winner of the
American Legion Ortorical Contest; sec-
retary-treasurer of Key Club; and Presi-
dent of the church C. A. He also re-
ceived the State Farmer Degree for 1967.


Second Vice President Van Gray

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Fourth Vice President Barry Taylor

Wilton Carlton
Fifth Vice President
WILTON LEE CARLTON, Fifth Vice Presi-
dent representing District IV, is the 19
year old son of Mrs. Neita Gaffeny. He
is a recent graduate of Groveland High
School where he was a member of the
FFA Chapter.
This year Wilton's supervised practice
program is centered around one head of
beef cattle, 31,4 acres of citrus, and 11/2
acres of pepper. The 173 box yield of
Wilton's grove this year is attributed to
proper disking and fertilization which he
carried out as part of his program. In
addition to his citrus project, Wilton is
clearing more land in preparation for
planting pepper.
Some of his improvement projects have
been building fences, constructing farm
buildings, installing waterworks, lights
and other modern conveniences, irrigat-
ing land, and practicing conservation of
soil, water, and game resources.
Serving as this year's chapter presi-
dent, Wilton has been active as a chapter
delegate to the state and national con-
ventions, member of the Beef Cattle
Judging Team, participant in the Fores-
try Field Day, and a contestant in Par-
liamentary Procedure and Public Speak-
ing. He has served as Key Club presi-
dent, football official, and has participat-


Third Vice President Jimmy Coleman


Florida Future Farmer


Fifth Vice President Wilton Carlton

ed in many athletic events.
At the convention, Wilton was award-
ed the degree of State Farmer, and Dis-
trict IV Star Farmer.

Billy Clark Franklin, Jr.
Sixth Vice President
BILLY FRANKLIN, 18, a recent graduate of
the Riverview High School at Sarasota,
is the Sixth Vice President representing
District VI. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bill C. Franklin, Sr.
This year Billy's supervised practice
program consisted of 10 head of beef
cows for meat, 5 registered cows for
breeding, and 100% ownership of one


Sixth Vice President Billy Franklin

registered bull for breeding. His leader-
ship activities included serving his chap-
ter as president, vice president, secre-
tary, and reporter.
He has been active in fairs and shows,
livestock school, Parent Son Banquets,
vegetable, land, and dairy judging, farm
electrification, public speaking, and par-
liamentary procedure.


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John Scott Is Star Farmer


WATCHING THE Star Farmer ceremony at the State FFA
Convention were more than 1,000 Future Farmers, Ad-
visors, and friends of the FFA. As the spotlight moved
from one District Star Farmer to another and the State
President read the accomplishments of each of the six
young men, the audience was aware of all the hard work
and years of effort which came before these moments of
glory. Each of the six would be worthy of the Star
Farmer title.
Finally, the spotlight rested on a Future Farmer from
the Fort Pierce FFA Chapter, John C. Scott, and he was
named Star State Farmer of Florida for 1967.
John was all smiles as he was congratulated by Paul
Tarpley, National Secretary, FFA, who presented him a
check for $200 from the Future Farmers of America Foun-


dation. He also received a check for $50 from the Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company to attend the National
Convention in October and he received a beautiful silver
trophy from the Florida Publishing Company, presented
by Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida Times Union, De-
Land. He was very modest in accepting the District VI
Star Farmer, Area III Star Farmer and Star State Farm-
er Awards.
His father, Charles T. Scott, received the Honorary
State Farmer Degree; and his mother received the certifi-
cate of Merit. His vocational agriculture teacher, J. Jeff-
rey Daughtry, was presented $75 from Kaiser Agricultural
Chemicals, to attend the National Convention next Octo-
ber in Kansas City, Missouri.
John's supervised practice program has grown from
five commercial bull calves which were presented to him
as a gift, to his present herd of 150 head of commercial
cattle, 100 steers, and 36 head of registered Angus cattle.
His projects have increased to include 60 hogs, 16 orange
seedlings and four horses.
In addition to the exceptional work he has done with
his practice program, John has an outstanding record of
participation in FFA and civic activities. He was ap-
pointed to the executive council of his chapter, attended
the state convention, was elected to the FFA penalty
court, and attended leadership camp. He is active in
civic and community affairs as a YMCA counselor, chair-
man of the St. Lucie County Junior Fair Association,
trainer on the varsity football team, delegate to the Meth-
odist Church leadership camp and many others.
John's future plans include active support of and
participation in the FFA program. Tentatively, he plans
to attend Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton,
Georgia.


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Dade City Wins

Livestock and ...
THE DADE CITY Livestock Judging Team
composed of Randy Barthle, Roy Mc-
Kendree and William Boyette, was de-
clared state winner for 1966-67. The
team will represent Florida in National
competition at the American Royal Live-
stock Show, Kansas City, during the Oc-
tober National FFA Convention.
Ten teams which won berths in the
finals at the Florida State Fair com-
peted for the top honor.

... Meats Judging

THE DADE CITY Meats Judging Team
was the winner in the 1966-67 state con-
test held in March at the meats labora-
tory at the University of Florida.
The winning team composed of Lloyd
Rosier, Johnny Melton, Neil Crawford
and Rob Roberts, will represent Florida
in national competition in October at
Kansas City.


Forestry Days Set

ALL AREA Forestry Field Days are being
held in September and October in order
to have all the Area Field Days prior to
the State-wide FFA Field Day to be held
in connection with the annual Forest
Festival on November 3, 1967.
For this year only, there will be just
one winning chapter from each Area
Field Day. This year's winners will com-
pete with the (10) chapter winners and
runners-up from last school year at Perry
on November 3rd.
The South Florida Field Day at La-
Belle on October 20th is a new field day
this year. We expect a good turn out.
Each vo-ag teacher will receive a notice
from the Florida Forest Service prior to
the field day concerning the time, date
and exact location.


The Jasper-Hamilton County Dairy
Judging Team was declared the state
winner at the finals held in March at
the University of Florida in Gainesville.
From left to right, the team members are
Ronny Staten, Lanny Harris, and Don
Selph. The team will represent Florida
m national competition-to be held in
Waterloo, Iowa, in October.


Florida Future Farmer


Dade City's meats judging team was first The Dade City Livestock Judging team
in the state. From left members are: was first in the state. Shown from left
Lloyd Rosier, Johnny Melton and Neil are: Randy Barthle, Roy McKendree.
Crawford. Not shown is Rob Roberts. and William Boyette. Rob Roberts, al-
ternate, not shown.








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