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A Friendly Word of Counsel to FLORIDA'S
FUTURE FARMERS from WINN-DIXIE STORES
THERE ARE BIG
FOR YOU IN
Agriculture and agriculturally-related businesses
(like Winn-Dixie) is one of Florida's best fields for
the young man leaving high school, or graduating
In fact, most of the income from agriculture goes
to the other related businesses (we call them
"Agribusiness") rather than the farmer. Today, with
mechanized farming, there are more good job
opportunities in these fields. Even so, there are
still many good jobs available in general agriculture.
Winn-Dixie alone, paid Florida farmers over 10
million dollars for fresh fruits and vegetables last
year. The many millions more paid for Florida beef,
pork, eggs and dairy products are not included in
the above figure.
Florida Agriculture and Agribusiness continues to
grow. Agriculture is an essential industry; eating SAVE A.
won't go out of style. It is satisfying work and it
pays as well as any business in the state.
Check into the opportunities in Agribusiness and
Agriculture with your advisors.
Write us for information about opportunities in the
Agriculturally-related field of Super Markets, selling
the widest variety of food products ever offered in the Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
history of the world. Box B
Jacksonville, Fla. 32203
Your Local Chapter
And Foundation Awards
HAS your Chapter participated in the
local award program by presenting
the official National FFA Foundation
medals? These medals are available from
the State Office upon receipt of an
application of a local winner.
Each chapter should review local
applications for General Foundation A-
wards for Green Hand, Star Chapter
Farmer, Public Speaking, and Farm
Safety (chapter); Agricultural Pro-
ficiency Foundation Awards for Crop
Farming, Livestock Farming, Dairy
Farming, Poultry Farming, and Farm
Forestry; and Proficiency Foundation A-
wards for Ornamental Horticulture, Soil
and Water Management, Home Improve-
ment, Agricultural Mechanics, Farm and
Home Electrification, Ornamental Horti-
culture and Home Improvement.
If applicants are deserving, a chapter
may select its local winner. Awards in-
clude a medal and booklet to the winners
and you may use them in any or all of
the above events. This is strictly an
event on a local basis.
The number of chapters awarding
Foundation Medals last year in order of
popularity were as follows: 1 Star
Chapter Farmer, 122 chapters; 2-Public
Speaking 187, chapters; 3 Star Green
Hand, 36 chapters; 4 Home Improve-
ment, 36 chapters; 5 Orn Hort., 28
chapters; 6 Crop Farming, 25 chapters;
7 Farm and Home Electrification, 25
chapters; 8 Farm Safety, 21 chapters;
9 Soil and Water Management, 20
chapters; 10 Agricultural Mechanics,
20 chapters; 11 Dairy Farming, 15
chapters; 12 Livestock Farming, 14
chapters; 13-Farm Forestry, 10 chapters;
14 Poultry Farming, 7 chapters.
Following the award on a local basis a
student should then be encouraged to
compete in the district and state FFA
Farm Proficiency events.
Only all-day students who are regu-
larly enrolled in vocational agriculture
or have been out of high school not more
than one year and have completed at
least three years of vocational agriculture
or all offered in the school, are eligible to
Special FFA Foundation Awards are
provided in eleven state events. These
include General Foundation Contest,
Farm Safety for the chapters; Agri-
cultural Proficiency Contests, Crop Farm-
ing, Livestock Farming, Dairy Farming,
Poultry Farming, and Farm Forestry;
and Proficiency Contests, Ornamental
Horticulture, Soil and Water Manage-
ment, Home Improvement, Agricultural
Mechanics, and Farm and Home Electri-
fication. All of the winners of these
eleven events will be eligible for regional
and national awards.
The application forms are of three
types. (1) General Foundation, Farm
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Convention Annual, 1968
Published bi-monthly 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.
President .................. Tim Kelly, Santa Fe
1st Vice President ........... Ed Fortner, East Bay
2nd Vice President ..... Van Long, Baker County
3rd Vice President ... Rudy Rackley, Blountstown
4th Vice President ........ Mike Gibson, Sanford
5th Vice President .. Dennis Coulter, Lake Placid
3th Vice President Donnie Johnson, Poplar Springs
Executive Sec'y .... Richard F. Kelly, Tallahassee
State Adviser ....... C. M. Lawrence, Tallahassee
John Folks, Director of Rural Development, Flor-
ida Power Corporation, presenting awards to the
State Winning Demonstration Team of James
Richardson and Alan Hitchcock of the Santa Fe
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H. E. Wood, former State Advisor of the Florida Association, being congratulated
after receiving a Distinguished Service Award from the State Association. Mr.
Wood served 39 years in vocational agriculture, many of which were spent giving
dedicated service to the FFA.
Contests, awards, banquets and elec-
tions provide a full week for Florida
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FUTURE FARMERS, chapter advisers, and
guests, numbering more than 1,000, at-
tended the 40th Annual State FFA
Convention in Daytona Beach, June
17-21, 1968. Knowing that the ses-
sions were open to the public, interested
citizens from Daytona Beach and the
surrounding area attended many of
An outstanding feature of this con-
vention was the cooperative efforts of
President Kinney, his fellow officers,
the state staff, committee members,
chapter advisers, sponsors, and contest
winners. This cooperative undertaking
led to the general agreement that this
was indeed an outstanding convention.
Prominent guests attending included
Paul Diehl, national FFA secretary,
Butler, Missouri; Donald 'Pilkinton,
president, Tennessee Association, FFA;
Ronald Wright, VICA; Becky Simmons,
FHA, Florida Association; Terry Put-
nam, 4-H Council.
Events of special interest were the
election of new officers, meals spon-
sored by Florida firms, tractor driving
and vegetable judging contests, and
presentation of awards, scholarships
and honorary degrees.
Interviewed on Monday
THE CHAMBER of Commerce of Greater
Daytona Beach was host to the state
officers and staff members for a lun-
cheon in the Daytona Plaza Hotel. Mary
Brook, representing the Chamber of
Commerce, expressed appreciation for
the consideration of the Future Farm-
ers in selecting Daytona Beach as a
convention site for 18 consecutive
Events of the day included intensive
interviewing of candidates for state of-
fices and registration of delegates and
advisers; 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 fi-
nals, Jimmy Emmerson in charge, and
judging, grading, and identification
contest, John Maddox in charge.
Climax Tuesday Morning
A BREAKFAST for district tractor driving
winners and their advisers was spon-
sored by Florida Tractor Corporation,
Jacksonville, Florida. Activities of the
morning included the registration and
housing, and the tractor driving con-
test. C. J. Rogers was in charge. The
tractor was furnished by Gerald
Behrens of Behrens Tractor Company
of Lake Monroe, Florida.
Jon Greeneisen, Chief, Research
and Information Division, Farm Credit
Administration, Washington, D.C., de-
livered a challenging address at the
Delegates and Advisers Luncheon,
sponsored by Production Credit Asso-
ciation of Florida, and held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel. President Rich-
ard Kinney, master of ceremonies, ex-
pressed appreciation to the Production
Credit Association for their cooperation
with Future Farmers.
Participants in the Inspirational
Program Tuesday morning included
president Richard Kinney, Zephyrhills
Chapter, and vice presidents Cody
Taylor, Poplar Springs Chapter and
Van Gray, Zephyrhills Chapter. May-
or Owen Eubank welcomed the boys,
congratulated them as officers of a fine
organization, and invited them to con-
tinue holding meetings in Daytona
Beach. The mayor presented keys to
the city to: Richard Kinney, State
President; Paul Diehl, National Student
Bill Cowart, representing the Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, Vo-
lusia County, gave welcome to the
delegates and invited them to use the
facilities of the various schools through-
out the county.
Elvin Daughtry, President of the
Volusia County Farm Bureau, made
inspirational remarks, informing dele-
gates that "agriculture is the backbone
of our nation."
C. M. Lawrence, State FFA Adviser,
presented charters to new FFA chap-
ters. They were: Apalachicola, Jay
Junior, Jacksonville-Southside Junior,
Jacksonville-Paxon Junior, and Lake
Each state vice president reported on
the seating of the delegates in his dis-
trict and the delegation was seated.
Richard Kinney gave the State Pres-
ident's message after being introduced
by Cody Taylor, first vice president,
Poplar Springs Chapter.
The minutes of the 39th Annual
Convention were approved by the dele-
gates as printed in the Summer 1967
issue of the FLORIDA FUTURE FARMER
The crop farming award of $100.00,
sponsored by the Future Farmer Foun-
dation of America, was presented to
Ronald Wayne Williams of the Beth-
lehem Chapter at Bonifay. This award
was presented by Danny Cowart, field
representative, Dixie Lime and Stone
Company. Other winners, receiving
$25.00 each, were: Henry Gaines, Tate
High School, Gonzalez, District I;
Wade Howell, Hamilton County Chap-
ter, District II; Jerry Hines, Santa Fe
Chapter, District III; Cecil Revels,
South Sumter Senior Chapter, District
IV; Donnie Huckaba, Bartow Senior
Chapter, District V; and Bill Holmes,
Lake Placid Chapter, District VI.
Van Gray, second vice president,
read the names of those recommended
to receive the Honorary State Farmer
Degree. The list was approved. Ap-
proval was also voted when the names
were read of those who had received
the degree earlier in the year.
The Florida Cattlemen's Association
Awards were presented by C. M.
Lawrence, State Adviser. Billy Noble,
Marianna Chapter, received a $100.00
check for his outstanding feeder-steer
project. This will help finance a trip
for Billy and his adviser, Rex Toole,
to the National Convention in Kansas
City, Missouri, in October. Five other
winners of feeder-steer awards receive
$15.00 each to help pay their expenses
in attending the State FFA Convention.
They were: Hubert Martin, Ocala;
David Brown, Peace River Chapter,
Wauchula; Jeff Philpot, Newberry; Joe
Knight, DeLand; and Mike Piercy,
Richard Cochrane, Fort Meade
Chapter, received $100.00 as state win-
ner in the beef-breeding contest. His
advisers are T. A. Cochrane and John
Denmark. Four other members re-
ceived $15.00 to help defray their ex-
penses for the state convention. They
were: Bobby Creech, Hamilton County
The District Winners in the Tractor Driving contest were guests of Florida Tractor
Corporation for a breakfast on Tuesday morning.
Convention Annual, 1968
From left to right: Willard Fifield, addressing the State Farmer Luncheon being sponsored by Chase and Company; Jerry Thom-
as, Assistant Manager, Gainesville Federal Land Bank Association, brings greetings to the Chapter Cooperative Award Winners.
The Federal Land Bank Associations of Florida sponsor the annual Award Winners Dinner. A highlight of the Delegates and
Advisers Luncheon was a talk by Jon Greeneisen. The annual luncheon is sponsored by the Production Credit Association of
Florida. Pete Marovich, President, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, was emcee for State Farmer Breakfast on Wednesday morn-
ing. Standard Oil Company was host to all chapters entering the Sa'ety Awards Program for a breakfast on Friday morning.
A. P. Crouch, Marketing Assistant, brings greeting to the group. Ed Raikes, Wilson and Toomer Fertilizer Company, served
as host for the annual Award Winners Luncheon at the close of the convention.
FFA Chapter, Jasper; Sam Judah, Peace
River Chapter, Wauchula; and James
Jeff Daughtry presented the livestock
farming award of $100.00 to James
Sowell, Santa Fe Senior Chapter, Alach-
ua. District winners who received
$25.00 each were: Larry Curry, Beth-
lehem Chapter, Bonifay, District I;
Jody Sullivan, Lafayette Chapter,
Mayo, District II; Bill Cellon, Santa
Fe Senior Chapter, Alachua, District
III; Cecil Revels, South Sumter, Web-
ster, District IV; Alvin Ray William-
son, Turkey Creek Chapter, Plant City,
District V; Dennis Lesnick, Miami
Central Chapter, District VI.
Van Gray gave the vice presidents'
report, which was accepted. This was
followed by the closing ceremony.
During the Tuesday afternoon ses-
sion, which was presided over by Wil-
ton Carlton, fifth vice president, the
tractor driving awards were presented
by Dick Whittington, vice president,
Florida Tractor Corporation. These
awards are sponsored by Florida Trac-
tor Corporation, Jacksonville, Florida.
Myron Hudson, Ponce De Leon Chap-
ter, was awarded a 21 jewel watch.
Wink Hutchinson of the Largo-Semi-
nole Chapter won second place and a
17 jewel watch. Third through sixth
place winners who received a $25.00
Savings Bond each were: John B. Platt
of the Wauchula-Hardee Chapter, John
Haas of the Branford Chapter, Duane
Connell of the Leesburg Chapter, and
Emmett Whitehurst of the Williston
Judging, grading and identification
awards were sponsored by the Florida
Power and Light Company, and Flor-
ida Power Corporation. Awards pres-
entation was made by Wade Wilfong.
Palatka Senior Chapter received first
place; Dade City, second place; Hast-
ings, third place; Palatka Junior, fourth
place; Santa Fe Senior, fifth place; Au-
burndale, sixth place; Pinecrest, seventh
place; LaBelle, eighth place; Miami-Cen-
tral, ninth place; and Winter Haven tenth
place. The Palatka Senior Chapter will
represent Florida at the National Jun-
ior Horticulture Convention on Decem-
ber 8-13, 1968, at the Hotel Dinkler,
Atlanta, Georgia. Florida Power and
Light Company, and the Florida Power
Corporation will pay their expenses.
Vice president Van Gray announced
the nominating committee's selection
for State President, Tim Kelly, Santa
Fe Chapter. Nominations from the
floor included. Johnny Gocek, Gaines-
ville; Van Long, Macclenny; Mike Gib-
son, Sanford-Seminole; Rudy Rackley,
Blountstown; Donnie Johnson, Poplar
Springs; Louis Janney, South Sumter;
Bruce Williams, Bethlehem; and Omar
Farm Safety awards were presented
by A. P. Crouch, marketing assistant,
Standard Oil Company of Kentucky,
Florida Division, Jacksonville. The
Bartow Senior Chapter received $100.00
as state winner from the Future Farm-
ers of America Foundation. Standard
Oil Company of Kentucky sponsored
awards of $50.00, $25.00, $20.00,
$15.00, and $10.00 which were won by
Santa Fe Senior, South Sumter, Baker,
Walnut Hill, and Hamilton County re-
Each year the Florida Association,
FFA, invites the state presidents from
all FFA State Associations in the
Southern Region, as well as the pres-
idents of other youth organizations to
attend its state convention. Those
present this year were National FFA
Secretary, Paul Diehl; Ronald Pilkin-
ton, Tennessee FFA Association; Ron-
ald Wright, VICA; Becky Simmons,
Florida Future Farmer
FHA State Association; and Terry
Putnam, 4-H Council.
Bart Ahlstrom presented the poultry
farming awards which are sponsored
by the Florida Poultry Producers As-
sociation. Bobby Clemons, state win-
ner, received a check for $100. Dis-
trict awards of $25 were presented to
Johnny Pitts, District I; Gerald
Creech, District II; Terry Nettles, Dis-
trict III; Bobby Pope, District IV; and
Jeffery Hagans, District V.
Tuesday Evening Session
THE THIRD SESSION was called to order
by President Kinney, who then intro-
duced Billy Franklin, sixth 'vice pres-
ident to preside.
Jerry E. Hines, Santa Fe Senior Chap-
ter was named state winner of the ag-
ricultural mechanics award. He was
presented a $100 cash award from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
by Paul Diehl, National FFA Student
Secretary. Six other Future Farmers
received $25 each from the Florida As-
sociation, FFA. They were Ronald
Williams, Bethlehem Chapter; Wade
Howell, Hamilton County Chapter;
Charles Matthews, Santa Fe Senior
Chapter, James Hagood, South Sumter
Chapter; Charles Plavchak, Bartow
Senior Chapter; and Randy Hilson,
South Dade Chapter. In addition to the
awards each chapter winner received a
medal from the Future Farmers of
Larry McCraney presented the schol-
arship awards sponsored by the Florida
Bankers Association to Robert L. Goode,
Miami Senior FFA Chapter, and Don-
nie Johnson, Poplar Springs FFA
A Distinguished Service Award was
presented to H. E. Wood, former State
FFA Adviser, who served 39 years in
vocational agriculture. Many of these
years were spent giving dedicated serv-
ices to the FFA.
E. A. Emmelhainz, executive direc-
tor, Division of Vocational, Technical,
and Adult Education, State Depart-
ment of Education, presented the
Standard and Superior Awards to those
chapters qualifying from the six dis-
Jim Gorman, general manager, Flor-
ida Retail Federation, Jacksonville, pre-
sented a check for $40 and a Gold
Plaque to the Santa Fe Senior Chapter,
top chapter in-Florida for 1968. A
Silver Plaque and a check of $25 was
presented to the Bartow Senior Chap-
ter as second place winner, a Bronze
Plaque and $15 for third place was
presented to Fort Meade, and South
Sumter received a Bronze Plaque and
$10 as fourth place winner in the
Chapter Awards Program.
Mr. Gorman also presented awards
of $25, $20, $15, and $10, sponsored
by the Belk-Lindsey Stores of Florida,
to the top four chapters in each district.
District I winners were Walnut Hill,
Poplar Springs, Marianna, and Jay.
Winners from District II were Hamilton
County, Havana, Mayo and Greensboro;
District III winners were Santa Fe Sen-
ior, Santa Fe Junior, Starke-Bradford,
and Newberry. District IV winners
were South Sumter, Groveland, DeLand,
and South Sumter Junior. District V
winners were Bartow, Fort Meade, Mul-
berry and Turkey Creek, and District
VI winners were Fort Pierce, Braden-
ton, Miami-Central, and North Miami.
W. T. Loften, head teacher educator,
Agricultural Education, University of
Florida, presented the J. F. Williams
Memorial Scholarships to agriculture
students planning to teach vocational
agriculture. The recipients of the
scholarships were: Gary Lee, William
Morgan, and Richard Jarner. O. E.
Yearty, President of FVATA, presented
the H. E. Wood Scholarship to Charles
Quentin Duff presented the orna-
mental horticulture awards which were
sponsored by Hofmann Nurseries, Mi-
ami. Larry Rose was named winner of
the Future Farmer Foundation Award
and received a $100 check from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation.
Hofmann Nurseries provided district
awards of 1st place, $25, 2nd place,
$15; and 3rd place, $10 for the follow-
ing district winners: District I John
Hall, Walnut Hill; Ronald Williams,
Bethlehem. District II Robert
Smith, Hamilton County; Everett
Rains, Madison-Gary; Charles Jones,
Tallahassee-Leon; District III Brian
Stone, Santa Fe Junior; Arnold Smith,
Serving Southern Agriculture with Integrity Since 1893
Larry McCraney, former state officer,
presented the Scrapbook banner to the
Santa Fe Co-Chairmen.
Alan Fowler presented the Seaboard Quentin Duff presented awards to Orna-
Coast Line Forestry Award to Wade mental Horticulture winners for Hoff-
Murphy of Hamilton County Chapter. man Nursery of Miami.
Ed Dukes, President, Florida Council of
Cooperatives, presenting the Top Chap-
ter Plaque in the cooperative contest to
Bill Cellon of the Santa Fe Chapter.
Billy Richards receiving the Harmonica
Jacksonville-Paxon Senior; George L.
Nesmith, Santa Fe. District IV Dick
Heath, South Sumter; Stanley Harris,
Apopka Junior; Richard Brown, South
Sumter; District V Wie Ju Tjiong,
Kathleen Senior; Leonard Harris, Mul-
berry; Thomas C. Smith, Kathleen.
District VI Ronald Lambert, Wau-
chula-Hardee; Raymond Bishop, Miami-
Central; Billy Cannon, Lake Placid.
After announcements, the meeting
was adjourned with the Closing Cere-
State Farmer Ceremony
WEDNESDAY MORNING a breakfast was
held for 1968 State Farmers going to
college and their advisers. This event
was sponsored by the Alpha Gamma
Rho Fraternity and Florida Farm Bu-
reau Insurance Companies, Gainesville.
Pete Marovich, president, Alpha Gam-
ma Rho, was emcee for the breakfast.
After the Opening Ceremony, Pres-
ident Kinney introduced third vice pres-
ident Jimmy Coleman to preside over
the fourth session.
Larry Ford, Marianna Production
Credit Association, presented the agri-
culture business and agriculture pro-
duction awards, which are sponsored
by the National Foundation, FFA.
Jerry Williamson, state winner of the
agri-business award, is a member of the
Jacksonville-Paxon Senior Chapter. His
advisers are George Busby and Joe
Kirkland. The state winner of the
placement in agriculture award is
Charles Martin of the Walnut Hill
Chapter. His advisers are Glynn Key,
Jr., and Sam Hancock.
The awards in citrus production and
placement for experience in the citrus
industry, which are sponsored by Flor-
ida Citrus Mutual were presented by
Dale Carlton, director of the Grower
and Contract Division of Florida Cit-
rus Mutual from Lakeland.
Sam Judah of the Peace River Chap-
ter at Wauchula received a $100 check
for the most outstanding work with his
citrus production projects. His adviser,
John Maddox received a plaque.
The district winners who received
$25 each were: Dale Boyette, Groveland,
District IV, and Robert Werner, Bar-
tow Senior Chapter, District V.
Rodney Veal, Sarasota Senior Chap-
ter, received $100 from the Florida Cit-
rus Mutual for the best work in the
citrus placement program. His adviser,
William Crowley, received a plaque.
The State Farmer Degree was con-
ferred upon 205 Future Farmers. The
Production Credit Associations in Flor-
ida presented a State Farmer Key to
each member receiving the degree. C.
F. Morton, manager, Marianna Produc-
tion Credit Association, presented the
Carroll Lamb, director of the Agri-
cultural Advisory Council to the State
Department of Agriculture, presented
the 1968 Doyle Conner Scholarships of
$200 each. The Area I winner is Key
Bryant, Greensboro Chapter. His ad-
viser is James Revell. Mike Pierce of
the Lake Weir Chapter is the Area II
winner. His adviser is William Caruth-
Mason Rowe, Florida Forest Service, Frank Westmark, St. Regis Paper Com-
presents the Forest Farming award to pany, presenting the Chapter Forestry
Morgan Stokes of Baldwin. Award to Jay Rackley, Blountstown.
Carroll Lamb presenting the State Cham-
pion pennant to the Havana-Northside
Florida Future Farmer
ers. J. L. Simmons and John St. Mar-
tin are the advisers of the Area III
winner, Ralph, Randall, of the Turkey
Mr. Lamb presented the State De-
partment of Agriculture district awards
of $50 each to six outstanding young
men who have distinguished themselves
as first year agriculture students.
From District I, Hilton Hatcher of the
Malone Chapter; District II, Robert
Kelly, of the Branford Chapter, Dis-
trict III, Ricky Keene, Santa Fe Senior
Chapter. From District IV, William
Woodard of the South Sumter Junior
Chapter; District V, David Little of the
Bartow Senior Chapter; District VI,
Clifford Waldron of the Dan McCarty
The Star State Greenhand from the
Sanford Junior Chapter is D. Harold
Fauver. His adviser is Donald H.
Farren. Harold and Mr. Farren each re-
ceived $100 to attend the National
The candidates for state president,
1968-69, were given two minutes each
to present their qualifications prior to
the balloting for president. President
Kinney called on Rex Bishop who ex-
plained the method of voting. Voting
machines were used through the cour-
tesy of Mrs. Katherine Odham, Super-
visor of Registration, Volusia County.
The delegates voted immediately after
the meeting adjourned.
State Farmers of 1968 and their ad-
visers were guests of Chase and Com-
pany of Sanford at a luncheon in the
Daytona Plaza Hotel. Richard Kin-
ney, state president, was Master of
THE FIFTH SESSION of the convention
was called to order by President Kin-
ney who introduced Cody Taylor, first
vice president, to preside.
Warren Harrell, Area III Supervisor,
was in charge of the parliamentary pro-
The first place award of $25.00, a
pennant, and a trophy from the Flor-
ida Farm Bureau Federation, went to
the Santa Fe Team. Sam Love, vice
president of Sales and Marketing for the
Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Com-
panies, presented the awards as John
B. Mattlingly, chairman of the judges,
announced the results. Second place
winner, receiving $20, was the Marian-
na Chapter. The Dade City Team re-
ceived $15 as third place winner.
Honorary State Farmer Degrees were
awarded to the following people: Carl
M. Williams, principal, Bell High
School; Glen Evers, principal, Plant
City High School; Martin Mills, as-
sistant principal, Kathleen Junior High
School; Theo Salibra, principal, Lake
Alfred Junior High School; Harley Lee
Heirs, Jr., principal, Lake Wales Sen-
ior High School; David E. Wilson, su-
pervising principal, Frostproof Area
Schools; William M. Rickert, president,
Registration prior to the convention was handled by officers and directors of FVATA.
Alan Hitchcock and James Richardson presenting their state winning demonstration.
Judging, Grading and Identification awards presented to the top ten teams by Wade
Wilfong. The Florida Power Corporation and the Florida Power and Light Company
will sponsor Palatka, the State winning team to the NJHA Convention.
Convention Annual, 1968
Presentation of District and State Chapter Contest Awards was made by James E.
Groman, General Manager, Florida Retail Federation on behalf of Belk-Lindsey
Stores of Florida.
Presentation of Star Greehand Awards climaxed the Wednesday morning session.
Harold Fauver, Sanford Junior Chapter, received a cash award and trophy as
Star State Greenhand.
National FFA Secretary Paul Diehl presented Agricultural Mechanics Awards.
First National Bank, Plant City; Lee
Moore, executive vice-president, Chase
and Company, Sanford; John D. Stiles,
Division of Marketing, State Depart-
ment of Agriculture; David D. Shores,
woodlands manager, the Buckeye Cel-
lulose Corporation, Perry; Carl H. Reh-
winkel, past president, FVATA, Inver-
ness; E. A. Emmelhainz, executive
director, Vocational, Technical, and
Adult Education, State Department of
Education, Tallahassee; and R. M.
Howard, Howard Fertilizer Company,
Vice President Taylor asked all
American Farmer Degree recipients to
stand and introduce themselves. 1968
American Farmer candidates present
were Ronald Hobbs, Paxton, and Harry
Lyon, Bonifay Senior. Dewitt Scott
was recommended for National Office.
"Pass the Chicken, Pappy" awards,
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Foun-
dation, were presented to seventeen
chapters by Clyde Ware, program di-
rector, Sears Roebuck Foundation, At-
lanta, Georgia. The first place winner
in each district received $25; second
place, $15; and third place, $10. Those
were received awards by districts were
as follows. District I, Poplar Springs,
Bethlehem, Marianna JCTS; District
II, Hamilton County, Tallahassee-Rick-
ards, Wilson Merritt; District III,
Macclenny, Crescent City, Bunnell; Dis-
trict IV, St. Cloud, Webster; District
V, Bartow Senior, Mulberry, Tampa-
Middleton; District VI, Wauchula-
Peace River, Avon Park, Wauchula-
Top chapters in the Sears Roebuck
Improved Breeding Program received
awards from Mr. Ware. The top four
received $200 each to use toward a reg-
istered heifer. These were: Santa Fe,
Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, and Haines
City. Others were: Fort Meade, $50;
Brandon, $35; Groveland, $25; Belle
Glade, $15; Clewiston, $10; and Au-
A second ballot for president was
held after the Closing Ceremony.
Over 850 Future Farmers, advisers,
and guests met on the beach at "Beach
Rest" at 5:30 PM for a fish fry spon-
sored by Florida Cattleman's Maga-
zine, Kissimmee; City of Daytona
Beach, and the Daytona Beach Jaycees.
THE ANNUAL Wednesday night Band-
shell program was moved to Peabody
Auditorium because of unsuitable
weather. Former national FFA presi-
dent, Senator W. D. "Billy" Gunter,
served as emcee for the Bandshell pro-
gram. He explained and conducted the
musical contests. N. L. "Nat" Storms
was producer for the event.
Chapter quartets in order of their
placing in the contest were: first, Ha-
vana-Northside, awarded $20; second,
Newberry, $15; third, Turkey Creek,
$10; fourth, Groveland, $5; and fifth,
Florida Future Farmer
The string bands in the order of their
contest placings were:' first, Williston,
$20; second, Gouldn, $15; third, La-
Belle, $10; fourth, Quincy-Carter, $5;
fifth, Chipley, $5; and sixth, Fort
Billy Richards, Avon Park, was the
state champion harmonica player and
received $10. He was followed by Bob-
by Hargrave, second place, receiving $8;
Mace Fredrick, third place, $7; Terry
Cranford, fourth place, $5; Vernon
Medders, fifth place, $5; and Mitch
Newton, sixth place, $5.
Forrest Breckenridge served as chair-
man of the judges for the musical con-
tests. Breckenridge announced the
contest results and presented the
Award Winners Honored
A SPECIAL breakfast was held for farm
electrification award winners and their
advisers Thursday morning. Sponsors
were: Tampa Electric Company; Florida
Power and Light Company, Miami;
Gulf Power Company, Pensacola; and
Florida Power Corporation, St. Peters-
burg. Don Adams acted as toastmas-
ter and the Turkey Creek Quartet fur-
nished the music.
The sixth session was presided over
by second vice president, Van Gray,
from the Zephyrhills Chapter.
The Naval Stores awards were pre-
sented by Mason Rowe, representing
the American Turpentine Farmers As-
sociation. The chapter winners, who
received $5 each were Johnny Ruth,
Union Grove Chapter, Joe Gipson,
Walnut Hill; Milton Taylor, Macclenny.
The district winner was Morgan Stokes,
The state winner in Naval Stores was
Morris Driggers, Hamilton County
Chapter. He and his advisers, James
Dunaway and Milton Galvez, received
a check for $125 to attend the National
FFA Convention in Kansas City.
Nominations for state vice presidents
were offered at this session.
Paul Diehl, national student secre-
tary, gave an inspiring talk.
Wade Murphy of the Hamilton
County Chapter was presented $275 as
state winner of the FFA forestry con-
test sponsored by Seaboard Coast Line
Company, and his advisers James
Dunaway and Milton Galvez received
$125 to attend the National Conven-
Second place, $50, was presented to
Ross Nichols of Malone; third place,
$30, was presented to Sandy Dowling,
Macclenny; and fourth place, $20, was
presented to James Stephens of Santa
Wade Murphy also won the ITT
Rayonier FFA forestry scholarship of
$500 which was presented by Rees
State winner of the foundation for-
estry farming award was Morgan Stokes
of Baldwin. Mason Rowe made the
presentation of the $100.00 award.
Convention Annual, 1968
Today, electric automation is boosting farm
production, saving man-hours, and cutting
costs. Tomorrow will belong to an even greater
degree to farmers trained in modern methods.
Many career opportunities in agriculture
await young people with educational back-
ground and work experience. These include
agronomy, animal science, forestry, agricul-
tural economics, bacteriology, botany and
We salute the Future Farmers of Florida
who will build tomorrow's agriculture leader-
ship. More power to you!
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
Alan Hitchcock receiving the State Soil and Water Management Award. Don Adams
is presenting the District Awards on behalf of the Florida Chapter of the Soil
Conservation Society of America.
Clyde Ware, Program Director, Sears Roebuck Foundation, presented the Livestock
Dick Whittington, Vice President, Florida Tractor Corporation, presented the Trac-
tor Driving awards. Myron Hudson, Ponce De Leon Chapter, was announced winner.
Victor Wade Howell of Hamilton
County was named state winner of the
farm and home electrification award.
Don Adams, Florida Power and Light
Company, presented the foundation
award of $100 and an award of $100
from the privately, owned electric com-
panies of Florida. Wade's advisers,
James Dunaway and Milton Galvez,
each received $100 to attend the Na-
tional FFA Convention. Area winners'
advisers receiving checks for $75 were:
F. D. McCormick and Kenneth Lee of
Santa Fe, and Eugene Bailey of Pal-
Twenty-three members received dis-
trict awards of $75 first place, $25 sec-
ond place, and $15 third place, and
$10 fourth place.
District I Chester Jackson, De-
funiak Springs-Tivoli; Charles Peoples,
Gonzalez Tate Senior; Dennis Scar-
District II Charles Ward, Ha-
vana; Walter Bell, Mayo; Labon Bon-
trage, Blountstown Senior; Willie
District III James Stephens, San-
ta Fe Sr.; Wayne Roberts, Bell; Gary
Voorhees, Newberry; Roger Mann,
District IV Fred Roesel, South
Sumter Sr.; George Carlton, Sanford-
Seminole; William Woodard, South
Sumter Jr.; Martin Steele, South Sum-
District V Eugene Gruenbeck,
Kathleen Sr.; Daniel Norris, Fort
Meade; Leonard Harris, Mulberry;
Herman Fussell, Bartow Sr.
President Richard Kinney presided
over the seventh session Thursday
Scrapbook awards were presented by
the State Association. The state win-
ner of $50 was the Santa Fe Chapter.
District awards of $20 and $10 were
presented to: District I Bethlehem
and Walnut Hill; District II Ham-
ilton County and Quincy Senior; Dis-
trict III Newberry and Gainesville.
District IV DeLand and Groveland;
District V Bartow Senior and Lake-
land; District VI Miami-Central and
Bobby Hargrave of Santa Fe received
$100 as the first annual award in nat-
ural resources development. National
Secretary Paul Diehl presented the
The Santa Fe Senior Chapter at
Alachua was selected as top chapter in
the Florida Council of Farmer Cooper-
ative Activities contest. The chapter
was presented a check for $500 by C.
A. McNair of Gold Kist Peanut Grow-
ers Association. District awards of
$50, 1st place; $30, 2nd place; and $20,
3rd place were presented.
District I 1st place, Walnut Hill
Chapter; 2nd place, Bethlehem Chap-
ter; and 3rd place, Poplar Springs
Chapter. District II 1st place, Ham-
ilton County Chapter at Jasper; 2nd
place, Leon Chapter; 3rd place, Rick-
ards Chapter. District III 2nd
place, Gainesville Chapter; 3rd place,
Florida Future Farmer
District IV 1st place, South Sum-
ter Senior Chapter; 2nd place, Grove-
land Chapter; 3rd place, Southwestern
(DeLand) Chapter. District V 1st
place, Bartow Senior Chapter; 2nd
place, Mulberry Chapter; 3rd place,
Zephyrhills Senior Chapter. District
VI 1st place, Bradenton Chapter;
2nd place, Central Chapter at Miami.
Charles A. Fowler of Santa Fe won
the state home improvement award of
$100. This award was presented by
David Darwin of Mid-States Steel and
Wire Company. District awards of
$25, $10, and $5 were presented to 18
Future Farmers. District I Dan Eu-
banks, Walnut Hill; Dennis Scarbor-
ough, Bethlehem; and Billy Ownes, Ma-
lone. District II Wade Murphy,
Hamilton County; Everett Rains, Madi-
son-Gary; Micheal Francis, Quincy-
Carter; District III James Richard-
son, Santa Fe; Bobby Tindel, Jackson-
ville-Paxon Senior; Mickey Stripling,
Newberry. District IV George Carl-
ton, Sanford-Seminole; Harold Brown,
South Sumter; Terrell Newman, Grove-
land; District V John L. Harvey,
Mulberry; Jimmy Meeks, Bartow Sen-
ior; Nelson Moore, Tampa-Chamber-
lain; District VI Wayne Hardy,
Palmetto; Lawrence Hunt, Delray-
Spady; Mize Johnson, Jr., LaBelle.
The remainder of the Thursday after-
noon session was devoted to a business
meeting. The meeting included the
reading and approving of committee re-
ports. Unfinished, old, and new items
of business were presented and proper
disposition was made.
The major items of business included
the rearranging of FFA Areas and Dis-
tricts and the establishing of sub-dis-
trict and district officers.
The Federal Land Bank Associations
of Florida sponsored a dinner in the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for members and
advisers of winning chapters in the
chapter cooperative contest.
Public Speaking and Star
Farmers Thursday Evening
VICE PRESIDENT Barry Taylor presided
over the eighth session on Thursday
The highlight of the evening was the
state finals in public speaking. Everett
Rains of the Madison-Gray Chapter
won first place, speaking on "Agricul-
ture Faces the Challenge of a New
Era." He represented Florida in the
Tri-State Contest in Tifton, Georgia,
June 24. Second place winner was
Ray Bishop of Miami-Central and Tim
Kelly, Santa Fe Senior Chapter, placed
third. The awards were sponsored by
the Belk-Lindsey Stores of Florida.
Howell Koon of the Lafayette Chap-
ter won the star dairy farmer award of
$100 and a special dairy efficiency
plaque from the National Dairy Prod-
ucts Company. District awards of $25
were presented to Harold Martin of Wal-
nut Hill, Don Selph of Hamilton Coun-
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Florida Farm Bureau representative Sam Love presented the Parliamentary Pro-
cedure trophy to the Santa Fe team as the state winning team.
Presentation of the $200 Conner Scholarships to area winners was made by Car-
d -*.h o
A luncheon was held Monday for state officer candidates. Jim Giles and Jimmy
Emerson, former state officers, conducted a briefing session for the candidates.
Convention Annual, 1968
Dale Carlton, Citrus Mutual, presented awards in Citrus Placement and Production.
Livestock Farming Awards were presented to District and State winners by Jeff
Daughtry. James Sowell, Santa Fe, is receiving his $100 check and certificate.
Everett Lindsey closed the Convention with an inspiring message and a number from
his carefully selected "Rockettes."
ty, Buckley Shaw of Santa Fe, William
Woodard of South Sumter, Ralph Ran-
dall of Turkey Creek, and Richard
Clyde Wise of Lake Placid.
A very impressive presentation of
"Building a Star" led up to the presen-
tation of the Florida Star Farmer for
1968. Victor Wade Howell of the
Hamilton County Chapter was named
1968 Star Farmer and was presented
the Foundation Award of $200 by Paul
Diehl, national student secretary, and
the Times-Union Trophy was presented
to Wade by Roy Mills, bureau chief,
Florida- Times Union.
Area Star Farmers were Tim Kelly
of Santa Fe Senior and Edward R.
Fortner, Jr., of East Bay, and Wade
Howell, Hamilton County. The Dis-
trict Star Farmers were Richard Swails
of Marianna, Louis Janney of South
Sumter Chapter, and Buddy Keen of
The newly elected 1968-69 state of-
ficers were announced as: president,
Tim Kelly, Santa Fe; 1st vice president,
Ed Fortner, East Bay; 2nd vice president,
Van Long, Baker County; 3rd vice
president, Rudy Rackley, Blountstown;
4th vice president Mike Gibson, San-
ford; 5th vice president Dennis Coulter,
Lake Placid; and 6th vice president,
Donnie Johnson, Poplar Springs.
New Offices Installed
At Final Session
A SPECIAL breakfast was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for district star
farmers, their parents and advisers, by
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company,
Jacksonville, Florida. A special break-
fast was held for chapter farm safety
winners and their advisers. This
breakfast was sponsored by Standard
Oil Company of Kentucky.
The final session of the convention
was called to order by President Rich-
President Kinney gave the report of
the retiring president to the assembly
Don Adams presented the soil and
water management awards. Alan
Hitchcock, Santa Fe Senior Chapter, re-
ceived $100 cash award from the Future
Farmers Foundation. Six other mem-
bers received district awards of $25 each
from the Florida Chapter of the Soil
Conservation Society of America. Win-
ners were: District I Dan Eubank,
Walnut Hill Chapter; District II -
Phil Garland, Havana Chapter; Dis-
trict III Jackie Barrow, Trenton
Chapter; District IV Fred Roesel,
South Sumter; District V James Al-
britton, Mulberry Chapter, and Dis-
trict VI Tom Scott, Fort Pierce
Courtesy Corps members were hon-
ored by the delegate assembly.
Parents of 1967-68 state FFA officers
were given certificates of merit and
Honorary State Farmer Degrees. The
following parents were presented to the
delegates and assembly; Mr. and Mrs.
James F. Kinney, Mr. and Mrs. N. L.
Florida Future Farmer
Coleman, Reverend and Mrs. O. F.
Taylor, Mrs. Neita Gaffney and Mr.
and Mrs. Bill C. Franklin, Sr. As they
left the stage, they were given a stand-
ing ovation for their service to the
Florida Association, FFA.
Bobby Hargrace, Santa Fe, receiving the
first annual award for Development of
Everett Rains, Madison, receives the
State Public Speaking banner from Dean
Brooker, College of Agriculture, Uni-
versity of Florida.
Past state officers were invited to
come to the stage. Several did and
each made a brief talk encouraging and
congratulating the delegate assembly.
Donald Pilkinton, Tennessee State
Association, was introduced and made
his concluding remarks.
President Kinney and other state of-
ficers honored members of the State
Staff and Advisory Committee by
awarding individual gifts as a token of
appreciation for their guidance. On
behalf of the Florida Association, FFA,
gifts were presented to Wanda Hanna,
secretary to Richard Kelly and Helen
Jones, secretary to T. L. Barrineau for
their outstanding assistance during the
convention. A gift was also sent to
Lillie Grayson, secretary to L. A. Mar-
shall in appreciation of her assistance
in preparing convention materials.
The new officers of the Florida As-
sociation, FFA, for 1968-69 were offi-
cially installed with the appropriate
Future Farmer Ceremony and escorted
to their respective stations by retiring
officers. Retiring president Richard
Kinney turned the gavel over to Pres-
ident Tim Kelly, who then assumed his
duties as president. He presented to
outgoing President Kinney a gavel on
which were engraved the names of the
C. M. Lawrence, State Adviser, pre-
sented a past .state officer's pin to each
of the retiring officers. Tim Kelly,
state president, then extended greetings
to the delegates and guests.
President Kelly gave brief remarks
and introduced Everett C. Lindsey,
Atlanta, Georgia, who gave an inspir-
ing address, "Human Motivation."
President Tim Kelly expressed ap-
preciation to the Turkey Creek Chap-
ters, South Florida Junior College and
Florida Southern College for the edu-
cational value of their exhibits at the
convention. The 40th Annual Conven-
tion, Future Farmers of America was ad-
journed by President Kelly.
Representing the National FFA Organi-
zation, Paul Diehl, National Secretary,
gave an inspiring talk to the convention
Retiring Officers Present the
Challenge to Your New Leaders
New officers were installed by outgoing officers during the session on Friday morning.
Convention Annual, 1968
Larry Swindle, Robert King, Phil Roberts and Larry Arrington composed the
State Champion Livestock Judging Team from the Plant City Junior Chapter.
Jacques Waller, Vocation Agriculture teacher, Plant City, coached the team.
Plant City's Junior Chapter Dairy Judging Team was first in the state. From left
to right members are: Bill Davis, David Bailey, Ronnie Schoonover, and Ber-
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Safety (chapter). (2) Agricultural Pro-
ficiency, Crop Farming, Livestock Farm-
ing, Dairy Farming, Poultry Farming,
and Farm Forestry. (3) Proficiency
Awards, Ornamental Horticulture, Soil
and Water Management, Home Improve-
ment, Agricultural Mechanics, and Farm
and Home Electrification. These may be
obtained from the State Office. The
application forms plus additional in-
formation as requested must be used for
reporting records and achievements of all
students who desire to have their applica-
tion considered for State Awards.
In all events (and Farm Safety on a
chapter basis), a $100 award goes to the
first place winner in the State. Other
awards are $200 to the regional winner or
$250 if a national winner. Regional and
national winners divide another $250 ac-
cording to their distance from Kansas
City to help pay their expenses for travel
to the National Convention.
Shouldn't your chapter recognize
special achievement of your members,
too? Shouldn't such awards be made at
some proper school function? Will your
chapter use the National Foundation a-
ward program to a greater extent this
Top Judging Teams
Awards and News
PLANT CITY Junior Chapter's judging
teams were superior this year. Both the
Livestock Judging Team and the Dairy
Judging were declared champions in the
state. Due to hard work and good coach-
ing from their advisor Jaques Waller,
these two teams have earned the privilege
of representing Florida in the national
Also pictured at the left is the state
champion Poultry Judging Team from
the Santa Fe Chapter. By continuously
studying and practicing, they became the
best team in the state.
The Gainesville Land Judging Team
represented Florida at the International
Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma. The
team placed 14th among a group of 50
teams from all parts of the United States.
Team members who made Florida proud
were Gary McClellan, John Gocek, Bob
Richardson, and Jimmy Hall.
Champion Poultry Judging Team from the Santa Fe Senior Chapter, Buckley Shaw,
Ricky Gonzales and Richard Bryan. Pictured with the team is L. M. Richardson,
Vice President, Florida Poultry Association.
Florida Future Farmer
Wade Howell Is Star Farmer
VICTOR WADE HOWELL, Hamilton County Chapter at Jas-
per, was named Star State Farmer of Florida for 1968 by
the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America. The
award is the state's most coveted rural youth title and the
highest award the State Association can confer.
Awards received by Wade included a $200.00 check
from the Future Farmers of America Foundation, Inc.,
presented by Paul Diehl, National FFA Secretary from
Butler, Missouri. A check for $50 was presented by Jack
Salt, sales manager of Mid-States Steel and Wire Com-
pany of Jacksonville, Florida, and Crawfordsville, Indi-
ana. Wade also received a beautiful silver platter from
the Florida Publishing Company, presented by Roy Mills,
bureau chief, Florida Times Union, Deland.
His advisors, J. L. Dunaway, Jr., and Milton Galvez,
received $75 from Kaiser Agricultural Chemicals, Division
of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. Presented by
Dr. Irvin Wofford, manager, Agricultural Public Rela-
tions, the check will help pay expenses to the National
FFA Convention. Wade's father, Dorian H. Howell, re-
ceived the Honorary State Farmer degree and his mother,
Ester Howell, received a special Certificate of Merit when
Wade was acclaimed named Star Farmer of Florida.
During his years in FFA, Wade has expanded his
supervised practice program to include beef cattle, swine,
poultry, corn, tobacco and pasture. Among his outstand-
ing improvement projects are designing and installing a
complete irrigation system, home gardening, soil improve-
ment crops, reforestation and conservation of soil, water
and game resources. For his supplementary farming prac-
tices, Wade has been active in landscaping, insect control,
improved marketing techniques, and care of farm ma-
In addition to the exceptional work he has done with
his practice program, Wade has an outstanding record of
participation in FFA and civic activities. His chapter
activities include the offices of historian, secretary and
president in consecutive years; delegate to state and na-
tional conventions; winner in farm mechanics, bankers'
scholarship, Star Chapter Farmer contests, state winner
of the 1968 Farm and Home Electrification Award.
At Hamilton County High School he was active in
many organizations. Wade served as class secretary,
parliamentarian and representative, member of the basket-
ball team, and science club.
Wade's future plans include active support of and
participation in the FFA program. This fall he plans to
enter North Florida Junior College. Following this Wade
will enter the University of Florida to work toward a de-
gree in agriculture, and then return to full time farming.
Convention Annual, 1968
Training in Golf Course
And Landscape Operations
Now Available at Lake
City Junior College
by Gene C. Nutter'
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Landscape operations involves the use of plants blended with
natural resources and manmade objects to provide more
attractive and functional use of land.
AT ONE TIME in our history, every
red blooded American boy wanted to
be President. Today, instead, boys
dream about shooting golf like Arnold
Palmer and perhaps soaring home
in his Lear jet after the match.
Just as spectacular is the growth in
technology surrounding the manage-
ment of golf course operations. In
the final analysis, a golf hole, no mat-
ter how skillfully designed by the most
famous of golf course architects, is not
beautiful or as functional unless the
turf is healthy and well groomed.
This is where technical education
Golf Course Operations
GOLF COURSE operations are managed
by golf course superintendents. These
are the men who provide the beautiful,
highly groomed golf courses cross the
nation. They make recreation and
beautification possible for millions of
The work of the golf course superin-
tendent involves many specialized ac-
tivities and scientific duties. They
must know about soils and plants and
climate; and how these factors interact
with nature in order to build and
maintain acres of lush green fairways
and carpet-smooth putting greens.
They must know equipment and mo-
tors in order to keep the many types
of machines on the move. They must
understand how to be a good boss
and to get the most work out of the
help they hire. Thousands of dollars
worth of equipment and supplies are
purchased by the golf course superin-
tendent each year, so he must be a
Must Know Golf
FINALLY, the golf superintendent must
know (and should play) golf. Thus he
understands the object of the game and
how his golf course should be maintained
to offer the most challenging game to
The benefits? They are many. Sal-
aries are good for those who are quali-
fied. The experienced and successful
golf superintendent may earn from
$10,000 to $20,000 per year. But there
are many other benefits.
Arnold Palmer once wrote an article
in a national sports magazine about
the enjoyable life of the golf course
superintendent. (Arnold's father was
a golf course superintendent, and
Arnold grew up on the golf course.)
He wrote about the blue sky, beau-
tiful flowers and lush green grass.
He talked about the changing nature
of the work; how it never got monoto-
nous. Palmer emphasized the great
art of blending science and nature into
a beautiful, functional golf course fa-
cility. In short, he was talking about
the outdoors a prideful profession
- independent work and the satisfac-
tion of providing enjoyment for others.
How can you become a golf course
superintendent? This is why the cur-
riculum in golf course operations was
developed at the Lake City Junior
College. This is a highly specialized
program the only such course in the
Southeast to grant an Associate of Sci-
ence degree in Golf Course Operations.
The instructors are well known leaders
in the field who know golf course opera-
tions from A to Z.
Why was this course of study devel-
oped at Lake City? Because the golf
industry needs trained and educated
men who can become golf course super-
intendents. The Lake City Junior Col-
lege (site of the famous Forest Ranger
School) is particularly well suited to
offer this special new program. This
is why the Turf-Grass Industry chose
(and endorses) this school. There is
a place there for you if you are in-
terested in the enjoyable and reward-
ing future of golf course operations.
LANDSCAPE operations is the basis of
today's modern age of beautification.
Whether we are dealing with a golf
course, a beachfront motel, a lovely
home or a park, the skillful use and
maintenance of plants is both an art
and a science. Like a golf course
without good turf, a valuable property
without good landscaping is a waste.
The attractive landscape is a blend of
many different types of plants and
flowers, shrubbery, trees and grass.
The specialist who works with plants
in landscape operations is called a
Landscape Operations is the name of
the new curriculum at the Lake City
Junior College designed to train land-
scape technologists. It teaches the
student which plants are best adapted
to different landscape situations, and
how these plants are' established and
maintained. Like golf course opera-
tions, landscape operations also in-
cludes courses in pest control, soils,
equipment operations and human rela-
tions. It also deals with the great
out-of-doors and how to make land
and property more attractive and val-
The new Disney World development
in Orlando, Busch Gardens in Tampa
and Jacksonville, Jekyll Island and
Callaway Gardens in Georgia, Vis-
cayah and Interama in Miami, are but
a few examples of the amazing com-
plexes which require trained landscape
technologists. In addition, dozens of
opportunities exist in parks, private
landscape contracting and maintenance
companies, and nurseries.
Where will this trained manpower
come from? Dr. Herbert Phillips,
President of the Lake City School, has
promised industry that his college will
produce graduates with outstanding
training in landscape operations. These
graduates will be awarded an Associate
of Science Degree in Landscape Oper-
ations. Lucky group!
Those interested in either the cur-
riculum in Golf Course Operations or
Landscape Operations should write to
Mr. Jerry Cheesman, Department of
Golf Course and Landscape Operations,
Lake City Junior College, Lake City,
Florida 32055. Enrollments for the
1968-69 school year are still accepta-
ble. Classes begin August 26, 1968.
Send your request for application forms
1Dr. Gene C. Nutter is Editor-Publisher
of Turf-Grass Times and Chairman of the
Industry Advisory Committee for Golf
Course Operations and Landscape Oper-
ations Curricula, Lake City Junior Col-
Florida Future Farmer
Myron Hudson, receiv-
ing the winning award
from Dick Whittington,
Vice-President of Florida
Florida Tractor Corporation, in conjunction with the Florida Association of Future
Farmers tractor driving contest, and sponsors of the Tractor Driving Contest Breakfast,
congratulate the 1968 State Tractor Driving Champion, Myron Hudson.
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