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Title: The Florida future farmer
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Florida Future Farmers Set Pace for the 70's

At the Florida State Fair in Tampa

APRIL, 1970

ing the 1970 Florida State Fair,
February 3-14, in Tampa took
home many cash prizes, awards
and honors.
There were 68 animals entered
in the beef breeding show during
the first week at the Fair. The an-
imals were awarded 45 blue rib-
bons, 16 red ribbons and seven
white ribbons.
Grand Champion animals
shown were as follows: Angus Bull,
Turkey Creek Chapter, Turkey
Creek; Angus Female, Delbert Red-
ditt, Union Park Junior; Brahman
Bull, Cary Lightsey, Brandon;
Brahman Female, Connally Barn-
ett, Fort Meade; Hereford Bull,
Fort Meade Chapter; Charolais
Female, David Allen, Pinecrest;
Santa Gertrudis Bull, Roy Diet-
rich, Jones (Orlando), Santa Ger-
trudis Female, Roy Dietrich, Jones
Richard Cochrane of the Fort
Meade Chapter received a trophy
and $25.00 from the Downtown
Civitan Club of Tampa for winning
the Gain-In-Weight Contest, a liv-

The beef cattle showmanship
award presented by The Florida
Cattleman Magazine, was awarded
to Rusty Johnson of the West Nas-
Ssau Chapter. The Beef Herdman
Award sponsored by Hillsborough
County Cattleman's Association,
was presented to Cary Lightsey of
the Brandon Chapter.

ing memorial to the late Milton
Plumb, widely known 15-year vet-
eran farm editor of the Tampa
Tribune. Steers in this competition
are judged on the basis of their
weight-gain within a certain period.
Dairy Show
There were 35 animals entered
in the dairy show by FFA'ers. The
animals earned 31 blue ribbons, 2
red ribbons, and 2 white ribbons.
Grand Champion registered ani-
mals were shown by the following:
Ayrshire, Tim Best, Auburndale;
Guernsey, William Caulkins, West
Nassau; Holstein, Charles Higgin-
botham, Jacksonville-Paxon; Jer-
sey, Palmer Simmons, Turkey
The Fitting Contest sponsored
by the Florida Dairy, Inc., was
won by William Caulkins of the
West Nassau Chapter, Callahan.
Caulkins also won first in the
Showmanship contest sponsored by
the Tampa Independent Dairy
Farmers Association. The Herds-
man Trophy, sponsored by the
Hillsborough County Cattlemen's
Association was won by George
Thompson of the Kathleen Junior
Poultry and Egg Show
THOMAS GRACE, Bartow Seni'
Chapter, was the Premier Exhibi-
tor in the Poultry Show and receiv-
ed the Florida State Poultry Asso-
ciation trophy. Homer Hunnicutt,
President, F.S.P.A., presented the
trophy during the FFA Day plat-
form program. Grace al cited
the Best Birdof Show, BiEk-
erel and the Best Pullet
The Santa Fe Senior Chapter
was named the top winner in the
combined poultry and egg judging
contest and will represent Florida
at the American Royal Livestock
Show Competition in Kansas City,
Missouri, in October during the
National FFA Convention. Their
trip to the National Convention

will be sponsored by the ,State
Department of Agriculture. Team
members are Ricky Keen, Ricky
Langford and Mike Skinner. They
compiled a total of 984 1/2 points
to earn the honor of competing in
national competition.
Winners in the FFA Egg Judging
Contest were Dade City, first and
$10.00; Zephyrhills Senior, second
and $7.50; and Santa Fe Senior
and South Sumter Senior, tied for
third and $5.00. Fair Manager J.
McK. Jeter presented the awards.
Poultry judging winners were
Santa Fe Senior, first and $25.00;
Hialeah, second and $20,00; Santa
Fe Junior, third and $15.00;
North Miami, fourth and $10.00;
Dade City, fifth and $5.00. Pres-
entations were made by Homer
Hunnicutt, President of the Flor-
ida Poultry Association.
FFA Day Activities
ers and guests were present for the
FFA Day Program at the Florida
State Fair on February 7.
Entertainment was provided by
(Continued on page 2)

of the Oade City Chap-
ter / Reserve. Grand
Champi Bill's 1,255 pound
steer was pEased by Herman
Sausage Company, Tampa, for
$1.00 per pound, totaling $1,255.
Bill is shown with his champion
Charolais steer receiving his tro-
phy and rosette.

Norman Freel accepts Florida
Power Corporation award present-
ed by Roy Kirby, Ridge Division
Manager. The 1969 National Hor-
ticulture winner was honored re-
cently at a luncheon at the High-
lander Restaurant. During the
ceremony Norman presented his
thanks to his parents, his instruc-
tors and the community.

DALE BOYETT and Billy Woodard
attended the Southern Safety Con-
ference at the Chisca Plaza Hotel,
Memphis, Tennessee, March 1-3,
where they attended the youth di-
vision activities of the conference.
They were' active participants,
with primary emphasis on "Farm

Published bi-monthly by Cody Publications,
Inc., Kissimmee, Florida 32741, for the Flor-
ida Association. Future Farmers of America.
Second class postage paid at Kissimmee,
Florida 32741.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS and editorial corres-
pondence should be sent to Joe Kirkland,
275 Knott Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304.
Advertising Representative: Cody Publica-
tions, Inc., 305/847-2801, Box 1030, Kissimmee,
Florida 32741. Area Representative: J. Doug
Smith, 305/681-7087, 811 N.W. 139th Street,
Miami, Florida 33168.
Sponsored by State Department of Education,
Floyd Christian, Superintendent of Public
Instruction; Carl W. Proehl, Director of
Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education.
Tallahassee, Florida.

President .......... Dale Boyett. Groveland
Secretary ........ Billy Woodard, S. Sumter
1st Vice President Jay Rackley, Blountstown
2nd Vice President .... Bill Cellon, Santa Fe
3rd Vice President T. Pendergrass, Groveland
4th Vice President .... Milton Bryan. Bartow
5th Vice President ..... Wes Hollingsworth,
Executive Sec'y .......... Joe R. Kirkland
State Advisor .............. T. L. Barrineau

Bradford Wins State

Livestock Judging

THE STATE Livestock Judging Con-
test was held March 4 at the Live-
stock Pavilion, University of Flor-
The Bradford Senior Chapter
won top honors in the contest. The
team, composed of Tom Edwards,
David Stalmaker and Mike Bryan
scored 1478 points out of a possible
2100. The Quincy-Leffall team
placed second in the contest with
1452 points. Team members were
Willie Cladd, Johnny Cruse and
William Mitchell. Groveland Sen-
ior was third with 1423 points.
Team members were Danny Hyatt,
Ronald Lee. and Tony Coppage.
They were followed by Fort Meade,
Suwannee-Live Oak, Greenwood,
Santa Fe Junior, East Bay Junior,
Quincy-Carter, and Pahokee, plac-
ing fourth through tenth, respec-
High scoring individual for the
contest was Thomas Green, of the
Greenwood Chapter with 540 points
out of a possible 700 points. Plac-
ing second with 508 points was
William Mitchell of the Quincy-
Leffall Chapter. Placing third was
Howard Thomas, Suwannee-Live
Oak, with 506 points. In fourth
place was Mike Bryan of Bradford
Senior with 505 points. Tom Crof-
ton, of the Santa Fe team, placed
fifth with 499 points.
The Bradford Senior team will

March 27
April 2- 4
April 3

represent Florida at the National
Livestock Judging Contest, October,
at the National FFA Convention
in Kansas City, Missouri. The trip
will be sponsored by the Florida
Dept. of Agriculture.

(Continued from page 1)
the 1969 Groveland String Band
and by Wayne Bennett, 1969 State
Champion Harmonica Player, of
the Starke FFA Chapter.
Present for the FFA Day cere-
monies was Floyd T. Christian,
Commissioner of Education; Doyle
Conner, Commissioner of Agricul-
ture; C. M. Lawrence, Adminis-
trator, Programs and Supervision
in the Vocational-Technical Divi-
sion and former State Supervisor;
Bob N. Hoskins, Assistant Vice
President, Containerization and
Special Projects, Seaboard Coast
Line Railroad and many other im-
portant guests.
Following the FFA Day Pro-
gram Saturday morning, the state
officers, district officers, advisory
committee members, and state staff
members, were guests at a luncheon
sponsored by Alpha Gamma Rho,
the fraternity for agriculture at the
University of Florida. Music for
the luncheon was provided by the
Groveland String Band.
Dr. Charles Browning, Dean of
Instruction, Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, University o
of Florida, was guest speaker, with
Commissioner Conner serving as
emcee during the annual luncheon.

Dates to Remember
State Land Judging .................. Suwannee County
State FFA Executive Committee Meeting... Daytona Beach
FFA Public Speaking Contest Manuscripts- Copies
to Sub-District Chairman

April 3 List of FFA Participants in Sub-District Contests
to Sub-District Chairman


9-12 State FHA Convention ...................... Clearwater
10-11 Sub-District Contests

April 11 Sub-District Chairmen send all Sub-District Registration
Sheets to State Office .................. Tallahassee
April 11 Sub-District Chairmen send List of Winners in Sub-
District Contests to District Chairmen
April 17 FFA Public Speaking Manuscripts-Copies to
District Chairman

April 24-25
April 25

April 12-17

May 8
June 15-19

District Contests
District Chairmen send all District Registration Sheets
and Results to State Office .............. Tallahassee
Southern Agricultural Education Conference
........................ . Raleigh, North Carolina
Area Contests
-State FFA Convention .................. Daytona Beach

Central Florida Fair Sees Large FFA

Turnout; Other Shows and Contests

ing during the third annual FFA
Day Activities at the Central Flor-
ida Fair in Orlando. There were
61 teams entered in three judging
contests on the February 27th
Winning top honors in the beef
judging contest with a team score
of 683, was the Fort Meade team.
Team members were Richard Coch-
rane, Richard Davis, Roger Wright,
and Greg Gordon. They received
a rosette and $25.00.
Placing second in the contest was
the Groveland Senior Chapter. The
team scored 681 points, and re-
ceived a rosette and $15.00. Fol-
lowing in third place was the South
Sumter Junior Chapter, scoring 680
points and received a rosette and
$10.00. In fourth place was South
Sumter Senior with 674 points and
fifth was Crystal River, 664.
Paul Wall of South Sumter Jun-
ior was awarded the high scoring
individual trophy, with 239 points
out of a possible 250.
In the citrus identification con-
test, the Groveland Senior Chapter,
composed of Tony Coppage, Phil-
lip Kuharske, David Newman, and
Walter Campbell, scored 97 points
to reach first place, and were
awarded a rosette and $25.00. In
second place was Bartow Senior,
scoring 86 points and receiving a
rosette and $15.00. Team members
were Tony Blair, Ralph Williams,
Elvin Anderson, and Allen Snell.
Richard Lampe, Roy Kersey, Joe
Aycock and Lloyd Wynn, of the
Bartow Junior team scored 82
points to place third in the contest
and received a rosette and $10.00.
Tony Coppage of the Groveland
Senior Chapter scored 33 points for
high scoring individual.
Mark Schmotzer of New Smyrna
Senior scored 632 points of a pos-
sible 840 to be the high scoring
individual in the vegetable judg-
ing contest.
The Crystal River team placed
first in the vegetable judging con-
test with 1768 points. The team
composed of Terry Resinger, Rod-
ney Levins and Doug Sutton, re-
ceived a rosette and $25.00. Placing
second in the contest was New
Smyrna Beach Senior with a score
of 1750. The team members were
Mark Schmotzer, Paul Holly,
Tom Brown and Harold McCall.
They received a rosette and $15.00.

Scoring 1676 points to place third
in the contest was the Bartow Jun-
ior team. Team members were Alan
Murkerson, Bob Huffaker, Bill
Hosmer and David Still. They re-
ceived a ribbon and $10.00.
Participants were hosted to an
awards banquet on Friday evening,
at which time awards were pre-
sented to the winners of the judg-
ing contests. Senator Bill Gunter
served as Master of Ceremonies.
Commissioner Doyle Conner was
the main speaker of the evening.
Representing the State FFA of-
ficers were Dale Boyett, Bill Cel-
lon, Terry Pendergrass, Billy
Woodward, and T. L. Barrineau,
State Advisor.
Gainesville Show
THE GAINESVILLE steer show and
sale was held March 5 at the
Gainesville Livestock Market. The
livestock team judging contest was
held in the afternoon.
The team placing first in the
contest was Lake Butler scoring
494 points, out of a possible 600
points. The team members were Del
Smith, John Trowell, James Pitt-
man and Charles Howard. Brad-
ford Senior took second place hon-
ors with 474 points. Placing third
through seventh, respectively, were
Santa Fe Junior, Bradford Junior,
Santa Fe Senior, Gainesville High
School and Hawthorne.
High scoring individuals from
first to fifth places, respectively for
the contest were: Walter Prevatt,
Bradford Junior, 175 points;
James Pittman, Lake Butler, 171
points; Tom Edwards, Bradford
Senior, 165; Del Smith, Lake But-
ler, 164 points; and Dale Patton,
Santa Fe Junior, 161 points.
Ft. Myers Judging Results -
contest at Ft. Myers was the Wau-
chula-Peace River Chapter. The
team, composed of Perry Knight,
Lynn Barlow, Jeffri Durrance, and
Bruce Stephens, scored 713 points.
Sarasota Senior Chapter placed
second in the team competition.
They were followed by Desoto
County, Ft. Myers, LaBelle, Im-
makolee, Wauchula-Hardee, Clew-
iston, Moore Haven, and Charlotte
County, placing third through
tenth respectively.
Lynn Barlow, of the Wauchula-
Peace River Chapter, was high
scoring individual with a score of

273 points out fo a possible 300.
Placing second through fourth re-
spectively were Tom Tepper, Sara-
sota Senior Chapter; Jeffri Dur-
rance, Wauchula-Peace River; and
Ricky Rogers, Ft. Myers.
West Florida Show and Sale
honors at the West Florida Fat
Cattle Show and Sale in Quincy
on February 21. The judging team,
composed of Don Jensen, Wayne
Green and Terry Green, scored 539
points out of a possible 600 points
in topping the contest.
The Cottondale team placed
second in the ten team competi-
tion. They were followed by Quincy
Senior, third; Bethlehem, fourth;
and Graceville, fifth. Other teams
participating were Marianna,
Greensboro, Quincy Junior, Quincy
Carter, and Quincy-Leffall.
High scoring individual for the
contest was Wayne Green, Green-
wood, with a score of 185 points
out of possible 200.
Manatee County Steer Sale
Sale was held on Friday, January
30, 1970. The Grand Champion
Steer was exhibited by Daniel
Yancey, FFA member from South-
east Junior FFA Chapter, and was
purchased by the Bank of Palmetto
at $2.20 per pound or $1942. There
were 15 FFA steers sold for an
average of 63 cents per pound. All
FFA Chapters were represented by
FFA members showing steers in the
Southeastern Show and Fair
THIS YEAR 33 teams in FFA Chap-
ters judged livestock at the South-
eastern Livestock Show in Ocala.
Possible score was 600.
Winning top honors was the
Chiefland team with 543 points.
Team members were John Hart,
Mitchell Matthews, and Ronny
Arrington. In second place was the
Hamilton County team, with mem-
bers Ronny Staten, Mickey Beau-
champ and Don Selph, 540 points.
Placing third in the event was
Zephyrhills with 527 points. Team
members were Ed Chadwell, Doye
Smith and David Brown.
High scoring individuals were:
1st-Ronny Staten, Hamilton
County Chapter-196 points; 2nd
John Hart, Chiefland Chapter-
194; and 3rd-Doye Smith, Zeph-
yrhills Chapter-191. Possible
score was 200 points.
There were 22 other participat-
ing teams entered in the contest
this year.

The Honorary State Farmer Degree was presented to E. R. Scott, teacher
of Vocational Agriculture at Suwannee River High School, J. A. Lawson,
teacher of Vocational Agricultural at Crooms High School and Senator
Wilbur Boyd from Palmetto.

Letter Praises FFA
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's a letter
received from Charles Hathaway of
Summerfield about young people
which we'll pass along just as he
wrote it)
"We read and hear a lot about
our generation gap. There is one
organization where the gap is not
so wide. I appreciatively refer to
one we hear very little about; in
fact too little, the Future Farmers
of America. This group is contrib-
uting more to the building of good
citizenship than any other organi-
zation in this nation today. Many
of our greatest statesmen, and peo-
ple in our most important stations
in our society, if you will go back
a few years, you will find that at
one time they were members of this
"For many years, the writer had
the pleasure of working with the
Future Farmers of America and I
have yet to approach one who
couldn't look you straight in the
eye; and it was always Sir, Yes
Sir or No Sir, expressing himself
courteously. Hippies are scarce in
this membership. They usually
grow up to be respectable citizens
and a credit to the community in
which they live.

"If you should meet a young
stranger with a yellow emblem
FFA on his blue jacket, shake
hands with him; and don't be sur-
prised if you should have a feeling
that you have known the boy for a
long time."

Look Ahead to
Ag Education
TEACHING vocational agriculture is
an opportunity all Future Farmers
should consider; it's:
velop those responsible for feeding
a hungry world.
INTERESTING-Working with
young people, in the school, on the
farm, in the agricultural industry.
SATISFYING-Recognition of
your efforts by students, parents,
school, community.
SECURE-You join a GROW-
ING profession of 10,000 dedicated
vocational agriculture teachers lo-
cated in every state in the union.
You can expect a good salary, gen-
erous vacation, retirement, and
other benefits.
OUTLAST IT."-William James

Dade City Best
Meats Judging Team
test, sponsored by thel Block and
Bridle Club, College of Agricul-
ture, University of ,Florida, was
held Mrch 6.
'Receving top honors (or the con-
test with a team scoref- of 2241
points, was the Dade City team.
The team members were: Steve
Futth, Kenny Gandy, Ronnie Craw
ford, and Jimmy Foster.
Placing second in the contest was
South Sumter Senior with a score
of 1976 points. Team members were
Kenny Woodard, A. J. McLauchin,
Mike Revels and Freddie Davis.
In third place was Santa Fe Sen-
ior with a score of 1957 points.
The team consisted of James
Stephens, James Richardson, Dan
Martin and Johnny Copeland.
The fourth place team was
Zephyrhills with a score of 1926
points. The fifth place team was
Winter Haven with 1863 points.
Kenny Gandy of the Dade City
Chapter was the high scoring in-
dividual in the contest with 776
points. Ronnie Crawford and Steve
Futch, of the Dade City team were
second and third, respectively, with
736 and 729 points. John Mathe,
Palatka Senior, was fourth in the
contest with 720 points. Ed Chad-
well, Zephyrhills scored 684 points
to receive fifth place honors.
The Third Annual Meats Judg-
ing Contest Awards Banquet was
held Friday evening in the Rietz
Union Building, University of Flor-
ida. The announcement of award
winners was made by Dr. A. Z.
Palmer, Meat Specialist, I. F. A. S
The banquet was sponsored by the
Florida Independent Meat Packers
Association. Harold R. Gertner,
President of the Association, made
remarks during the banquet.
Dade City will represent Florida
at the National Contest later this
The National FFA Convention
will be held in Kansas City, Mis-
souri during October. The trip will
be sponsored by the Florida Dept.
of Agriculture.

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