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The Florida



FUTURE

-G VOLUME XXXII, NUMBER 1


Running?

Inte wsT IP

Coming Up

The Nominating Committee,
consisting of the state officers and
some members of, th Advi o
Committ w--;-r
candidate W4 ernoon
starting at 1:30 p.m., June 14, 1971,
at the Voyager Beach Motel.
Report to the Vice President in
your Area and let him know if you
will be running for office, and
which one.
Only members receiving the
State Farmer Degree this year can
run for office. The Executive
Committee has opened offices for
1971-72 in the following order:
District I can run for President,
Secretary and Fourth Vice
President
District II can run for President,
Secretary and Fourth Vice
President
District III can run for
President, Secretary and Fifth Vice
President
District IV can run for


FARMER

MARCH 1971


FFA State President Robert Hinton looked on left as Gov. Reubin O'D. Askew
proclaimed Feb. 20-27 as National FFA Week. Commissioner of Education Floyd
T. Christian, right, complimented the Future Farmers for the program of
molding young people into tomorrow's leaders.


President, Secretary and Fifth Vice
President
District V can run for President,
Secretary and First Vice President
District VI can run for
President, Secretary and First Vice


FFA CODE OF ETHICS
(Adopted by the Delegates at the 1952 National FFA Convention)

We will conduct ourselves at all times in order to be a credit to our
organization, chapter, school and community by:
1. Dressing neatly and appropriately for the occasion.
2. Showing respect for rights of others and being courteous at all
times.
3. Being honest and not taking unfair advantage of others.
4. Respecting property of others.
5. Refraining from loud, boisterous talk, swearing and horseplay.
6. Demonstrating sportsmanship in the show ring, judging
contests, and meetings. Modest in winning and generous in defeat.
7. Attending meetings promptly and respecting the opinion of
others in discussion.
8. Taking pride in our organization; in our activities; in our
farming programs; in our exhibits, and in the occupation of farming
and ranching.
9. Sharing with others experiences and knowledge gained by
attending National and State meetings.


President
District VII can run for
President, Secretary and Second
Vice President
District VIII can run for
President, Secretary and Second
Vice President
District IX can run for
President, Secretary and Third
Vice President
Unsuccessful candidates for
president or secretary can then run
for Vice President in their Area.
You should know the material in
the FFA Manual, your Chapter
Program of Activities, and about
your Occupational Experience
Program and participation in FFA
activities. The nominations for
President and Secretary (only) will
be made during the Tuesday
afternoon session. First ballot will
be following the Wednesday
morning session, June 16. If there
is a runoff it will be Wednesday
afternoon at the end of the session.
The nominations for Vice
President will be made during the
Thursday morning session. The
first ballot for Vice President will
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Running?


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be after the Thursday morning
session. The runoff ballot will be
during the Thursday afternoon
session.
When the President and
Secretary are elected, they will be
expected to work backstage with
the officers; when the Vice
Presidents are elected, they will
begin to work backstage.
Before the Friday morning
session, the old and new officers
with their advisers should meet on
stage for pictures. Jackets, coats,
and ties should be worn. The
officers will then practice the
installation ceremony. The newly-
elected officers will be
photographed individually and
measured for jackets. Also, they
will go with their adviser and
parents, if they are present, to the
12:00 noon luncheon at the
Voyager Beach Motel, Friday,
June 18. Be sure to let Mr. O. T.
Stoutamire, Area I Supervisor,
know by 9:00 a.m. that day how
many will be at lunch.
Old and new officers will be
backstage Friday morning. After
the installation and closing
ceremony, the old officers will be
seated with delegates. The new
officers probably will have special
assignments.
Friday, June 18, the new officers
with their advisers will attend a
luncheon at 12:00 noon, at the
Voyager Beach Motel, along with
the out-going officers and award


STATE OFFICERS

President.............Robert Hinton, Turkey Creek
Secretary ..............Mike Johnson, S. Sumter
1st V. President........ James Richardson, Santa Fe
2nd V. President .......Glenn Wilson, Jr., S. Sumter
3rd V. President ............David Little, Bartow
4th V. President ...........Jim Harvey, Okeechobee
5th V. President............Terry Taylor, Graceville
Executive Sec'y........ Joe R. Kirkland, Tallahassee
State Advisor ..........T. L. Barrineau, Tallahassee



Florida Future Farmer
Volume XXXII, Number 1
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc.,
Kissimmee, Florida 32741, for the Florida
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, Knott
Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304.
Advertising Representative: Cody Publications. 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.
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, FFA, Sponsored
by State Department of Education, Floyd Christian,
Superintendent of Public Instruction; Carl W.
Proehl, Director of Vocational, Technical, and Adult
Education, Tallahassee, Florida.


winners. After lunch, the newly
elected officers will meet. This will
be over by 3:30 p.m. Advisers of the
new officers are welcome to attend
the officers meeting on Friday
afternoon.
The President should not plan to
attend college next year. Should
the Secretary and Vice Presidents
attend, they should take a light
(minimum hour) load.
A luncheon will be held on
Monday, June 14, for all officer
candidates at the Voyager Beach
Motel. Several former state officers
will meet with you and discuss the
activities for the coming week.
They will probably have some hints
and suggestions which will be
helpful to you and your campaign.
Please let us know if you plan to
attend.
In planning your campaign for
state office, please consider the
following items:
1. Reason should be used in the
amount of money spent for your
campaign. Too much money used is
a waste and may work against you
in the campaign.
2. Your personal contact with
the delegates is your best campaign.


They want to know you as an
individual and need an opportunity
to study your qualifications.
Remember a firm handshake, a
friendly smile, and looking the
individual in the eyes are most
important assets for you.
3. Campaign material may not
be place up until 1:00 p.m., Sunday,
June 13. Posters and cards should
not be taped to walls or painted
surfaces. They should not be
stapled or tacked to any wood
surface including trees. If your
posters cause any property damage
you are responsible for the repair
cost. Please keep these items in
mind and discuss them with your
campaign assistants. (Use only
masking tape and not scotch tape).
4. No campaign materials will be
allowed inside Peabody
Auditorium except in the lobby.
This includes posters and cards.
The aisles become very cluttered
and unsightly with campaign
material, therefore no materials
should be taken inside the
auditorium.
5. Each candidate is responsible
for removing his campaign material
when the elections are complete.


Meats Teams Compete at Gainesville


The State Meats Judging Contest,
sponsored by the Block and Bridle
Club, College of Agriculture,
University of Florida, was held
March 4.
Receiving top honors for the
contest with a team score of 2218
points, was the Dade City team.
The team members were: Lisa
Tomkow, Debi Ergle, Frances Pitts
and Steve Fitzgerald.
Placing second in the contest
was South Sumter Senior with a
score of 2114 points. Team
members were Kenny Woodard, A.
J. McLauchin, Mike Revels and
Paul Wall.
In third place was Zephyrhills
Junior with a score of 2050 points.
The team consisted of Bonnie
Brocies, Vicki Griffin, Pam Griffin
and Carl Hill.
The fourth place team was
Palatka Senior with a score of 2029
points. The fifth place team was
Zephyrhills Senior with a score of
2018 points.
Lisa Tomkow and Debi Ergle of
Dade City tied for top individual
scoring honors with each having a
rore of 740 points. Frances Pitts,


another Dade City team member,
was in third place with a score of
738 points. A. J. McLauchlin,
South Sumter Senior, was fourth
in the contest with 725 points.
Steve Fitzgerald, Dade City, scored
720 points to receive fifth place
honors.
The Fourth Annual Meats
Judging Contest Awards Banquet
was held Friday evening in the
Rietz Union Building, University
of Florida. 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. Dr. Bill
Brown of the Association made
remarks during the banquet. Dr. C.
B. Browning, Dean, Resident
Instruction, IFAS, gave the
welcome address.
Dade City will represent Florida
at the National Contest later this
year.
The National FFA Convention
will be held in Kansas City,
Missouri during October. The trip
will be sponsored by the Florida
Department of Agriculture.







FFA Execs

Meet in

Tampa


The meeting was called to order by
President Bob Hinton with the
official opening ceremony. All
officers were present. Also present
were: Joe R. Kirkland, Fred
Garner, Jim Knight, Floyd
Philmon, J. M. Everett and
secretaries, Nell Buser and Carol
Wilkes.
President Hinton introduced the
officers, secretaries and guests.
David moved that the minutes of
the last Executive Committee
Meeting be approved as read.
James seconded the motion.
Carried.
James moved that letters of
appreciation be written to Mr. Bob
Lewis of Tampa Electric Company,
Tampa, for the officers' breakfast
and meeting facilities; to Messrs.
John Folks and Wade Wilfong of
Florida Power Corporation, St.
Petersburg, for the officers'
luncheon and tour. David seconded
the motion. Carried.
Glenn Wilson moved that dues of
$10 be paid to the Florida Forestry
Association at the appropriate
time. Seconded by Jim Harvey.
Carried.
Mike Johnson moved that the
$14 dues for the National Safety
Council be paid at the appropriate
time. Seconded by Glenn. Carried.
David Little moved that the
Florida Association, F.F.A., pay
the State Plant Board (Division of
Plant Industry) the annual fee of
$25 which covers the inspection of
all chapter nurseries in the State.
Seconded by Jim. Carried.
James Richardson moved that
the presidents of the FFA
Associations in the Southern
Region, the National FFA
President, National FFA
Secretary, and the National Vice
President from the Southern
Region be invited to attend the
State FFA Convention. Seconded
by Terry Joe Taylor. Carried.
Jim moved that the members
must wear the official FFA jacket
while participating in Sub-District,
District, Area and State Contests
(except tractor driving) and while
receiving awards at the State
Convention and while as official
delegate. Seconded by James.
Carried.


A special program in the grandstand was a feature of FFA Day at the Florida State
Fair, attended by 5000.


James moved that all advisers
enforce proper dress (including
dress shirt) and proper grooming of
all FFA members participating in
any FFA activity as stated in the
Code of Ethics in the FFA manual.
Seconded by Glenn and carried.
Jim moved that the printed
program for the state convention
and the pamphlet, "You and Your
State FFA Convention" be similar
to the one of last year. Seconded by
Terry. Carried.
David moved that replacement
seat covers with the chapter names
be purchased for chapters that do
not have one, and that these
chapters be charged for them.
Seconded by Glenn. Carried.
Glenn moved that the abilities
and questions for the parliamen-
tary procedure contest be prepared
by L. W. Harrell, Area III Program
Coordinator, and that the tractor
driving questions be prepared by
Professor Clarence Rogers,
Agricultural Engineering
Department, University of Florida,
and that both of these be sent to the
chairmen of the Sub-District and
District Contests, and to the Area
Supervisors for use in the area
contests. Seconded by James.
Carried.
Mike moved that any chapter or
member winning a district or area
contest and not participating at the
State Convention, will forfeit any
such district or area award received
and be declared ineligible to
compete in that contest the
following year, unless the state
office is notified in time for the


second place winner to be
contacted by June 1. Seconded by
David. Carried.
Glenn moved that expenses be
paid for the advisory committee
members attending the Executive
Committee Meeting in Tampa,
February 5, 1971. Seconded by
James. Carried.
Mike moved that Gene Morse,
Division of Forestry, be contacted
about making pictures at the State
Convention. Seconded by James.
Carried.
Terry moved that since the 1970
State Leadership School for Sub-
District and District officers was so
successful, another school be
planned for August 21, 1971.
Seconded by Jim. Carried.
Jim moved that Sub-District
officers and an alternate be elected
during the short business meeting
at the beginning of the Sub-District
contest in April; District officers be
elected at the annual State FFA
Convention. Sub-District and
District officers assume their duties
each year at the end of the State
Convention. Seconded by David.
Carried.
Glenn moved that the State
Officers Meeting Convention
Planning Meeting be held April 15,
16, and 17 at the Voyager Beach
Motel in Daytona Beach. Seconded
by David. Carried.
The decision for the Honorary
State Farmer Degree at the State
FFA Convention in June, 1971,
will be given consideration in April.
James moved to adjourn and
Mike seconded the motion.








5000 Attend State Fair's


FFA Day on February 6th


Florida Future Farmers and guests
numbering more than 5,000
attended the FFA Day Program at
the Florida State Fair on February
6.
Entertainment was provided by
the Brandon String Band and the
Fort Pierce Quartet (Jenkins
Boys).
Present for the FFA Day
Ceremonies were: Carl W. Proehl,
Director of Vocational, Technical
and Adult Education; Doyle
Conner, Commissioner of
Agriculture; C. M. Lawrence, Ad-
ministrator, Programs and Super-
vision; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry E.
Wood, former State Supervisor;
and many other important guests.
Following the FFA Day Program
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 Fort
Pierce Quartet.


Beef Show Was
Largest Ever



The largest beef breeding show ever
held by the FFA at the Florida
State Fair is now history. There
were 91 animals entered which
earned 72 blue ribbons and 19 red
ribbons. It was also the first time
that no white ribbon animals were
shown. This speaks weU for the
FFA!
Grand champion animals shown
were as follows: Angus Bull,
Michael Lott, Plant City; Angus
Female, Delbert Redditt, Colonial;
Brahman Bull, Bruce Canada,
Union Park; Brahman Female,
Connally Barnett, Fort Meade;
Hereford Bull, Richard Cochran,
Fort Meade; Hereford Female,
Andy Holoka, West Nassau;
Charolais Bull, Frank Capitano,
Jr., Pinecrest; Santa Gertrudis
Bull, Roy Diestrich. Colonial;
Santa Gertrudis Female, Will
Dietrich, Colonial.
The Beef Cattle Showmanship


Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle
Conner presented the State Poultry
Judging Award to members of the
Dade City Chapter, above, and also
presented prizes to winners in the
beef breeding and poultry shows
including Delbert Redditt of Colonial
Chapter, Orlando, who showed the
Grand Champion Angus female.


Here's How the Chapters Rated in Livestock Judging


1- Groveland Senior ................969
2- Colonial ....................... 950
3- Palatka Junior ..................920
4-Pahokee ..................... 919
5- Chiefland .......................911
6-Dade City Senior ...............897
7-Tomlin Junior ..................895
8-Horace Mann Junior ............ 892
9-Dunnellon ............... ......891
10-Bartow Senior .................881
11-Lakeland ......................879
12-J. F. Williams ................. 869
12-Paxon Senior ..................869
14 Groveland Junior ......... ..... 862
15 -Allentown ..................... 860
16-Crystal River ......... ...... 859
17-East Bay Senior ................850
18-DeLand Senior................849
19-Moore Haven .................845
19- Turkey Creek Senior ......... 845
21-Bradford Senior ................844
21-Palatka Senior ............... 844
21-Zephyrhills Junior ............844
24--Hamilton County Senior ......843
25 -Greco Junior ................. 842
25 -Santa Fe Senior ...............842
27-Chamberlain .................. 840
28-Osceola County Senior .........839
29-Aubl rndale ................... 837
29-South Sumter Senior ...........837
31-Lake Placid ....................836
32-Dade City Junior ...............830
33-Bradford Junior ...............829
34-East Bay Junior................827
35- Ocoee.......................... 825
36-Sarasota Senior ...............824
37-Frostproof .................... 821
38-Marianna.....................819
38-North Marion Junior ..........819
40-Tate Senior ................... 818
40-Taylor ........................ 818


42-Macclenny.....................817
43-Union Park ...................816
44-Williston .......................813
45-Fort Kin .....................812
46-Fort Meade ................... 811
47-Gary......................... 810
47-Winter Haven................ 810
49-Suwanne ..................... 807
50-Chipley ............... ....... 804
50-Greenwood .....................804
52-Belle Glade ..................803
52-Kathleen Senior...............803
54- South Sumter Junior ..........802
55-Labelle ............... ........801
56-Apopka Senior ........ ........795
57-Evans ................ ........794
58-Plant City Senior ..... ........793
58-Sneads.......................793
60-Immokalee ........... ........792
60- Jay .................... ...... 792
62-Southeast Manatee Junior......789
63-Campbellton ................. .788
64-Apalachicola .......... ........786
65-Osceola County Junior ...... 783
66-Lake Butler .......... ....... 781
67-New Smyrna Beach Junior .... .780
67 -Seminole (Largo)..............780
69-Howard Academy .............779
70-Dowdell .............. ........778
71-Baker ................ ....... 775
72-Arcadia ............... ......768
72-Godby ................ ....... 768
72-North Marion Senior ...........768
75-Columbia .....................767
75-Seminole (Sanford).............767
77-M onticello ....................764
77-Poplar Springs ................764
79-W alnut Hill.................. .763
80-Southeast Manatee Senior ......759
80-Tavares ......................759
82-H ialeah ............... ......... 758


83-Cottondale....................757
83-Franklin ..................... 757
83-Interlachen .................. 757
86-Branford .................... 755
86-Wildwood Junior .............755
88-North Miami................. .754
89-Brooksville ....................745
90-Brandon......................744
91-Vernon ..................... 740
92-BartowJunior .................737
92-Quincy Junior ................737
94-Rickards ..................... 735
95-Lake Wales ..................734
95-New Port Richey ............. 734
97-Sarasota Junior .............. 733
98-Gainesville.................... .732
98-Homestead ....................732
100-Melbourne ....................731
101 -Haines City Senior ............730
102-Cross City ................... .728
103-St. Cloud .................... 727
104- Goulds........................ 726
104-Lafayette .................... 726
106-Hardee County............... 725
106-Howard...................... 725
106-Umatilla................. ... 725
109-Crystal Lake Junior ...........724
110-Graceville .................... 723
110-Wakulla County .............723
112-Osceola Junior(Ocala) ........720
113-Bethlehem................... 719
113-West Nassau ..................719
115-Vanguard .....................718
116-Young ....................... 716
117-Carter-Parramore ............714
118-Turkey Creek Junior ..........713
119-Douglass ..................... 712
119-Leesburg.......................712
121-Pompano Beach .............. 710
121-Zephyrhills Senior ............710
123- Bishop........................ 708
123-Paxon Junior ................ 708


125-Mulberry ....................704
126-Okeechobee ......... ........703
127- Sebring ............... ...... 698
127-Tate Junior...................698
129-Munson .....................692
130-Apopka Junior ................ 688
131- Newberry .................. .685
132-Gainesville Agri-Business...... 684
133- Largo......................... 682
134- Forest ........................681
135 -Lake Weir ................... 679
135-Santa Fe Junior ............... 679
137-Charlotte County .............677
137-J. C.T. S..................... .677
139-New Smyrna Beach Senior ....673
140- Spady ........................669
141-FortM years ....................666
142-Haines City Junior ............665
143-Madison ..................... 662
144-Laurel Hill..................653
145-Crooms ...................... 649
146-Bonifay .......................640
147- Carver..................... .. 634
148-Buchanan ................... 622
149-Bradenton ................... 618
150- Leon ........................ 611
151- Jones.........................603
152-Denison ..................... 597
153- Eustis ....................... 596
154-Bronson ..................... 553
155 -Fort Pierce Central............ 44
156- Columbia Junior ..............530
157- B ell ..........................506
158-Wildwood Senior..............481
159-Northside.................... 472
160-Hawthorne .................. 465
161-Pinecrest .................... 306
162-Titusville ................... 277
163-Citrus ....................... 255
164-Clermont .....................243
165-M ilton ........................ 187
166-Kathleen Junior ..............175







Award presented by The Florida
Cattleman magazine was won by
Delbert Redditt of the Colonial
Chapter, Orlando. The Herdsman
Award, sponsored by the
Hillsborough County Cattlemen's
Association was presented to the
West Nassau Chapter, Callahan.

51 Animals
Are in Dairy Show

There were 51 animals entered in
the dairy show by FFA'ers. The
animals earned 26 blue ribbons, 21
red ribbons and 4 white ribbons.
Grand Champion registered
animals were shown by the
following: Ayrshire, David Bowen,
Bartow Senior; Brown Swiss,
Donnie Randall, Turkey Creek,
Guernsey, Billy Caulkins, West
Nassau; Holstein, Eugene Yancey,
Southeast Manatee; Jersey, Frank
Capitano, Pinecrest.
Grand Champion grade animals
were shown by the following:
Ayrshire, John Robinson, Turkey
Creek; Brown Swiss, Roy Norris,
Lakeland, Guernsey, Woodrow
Boleman, Kathleen Junior;
Holstein, Ronnie Barnes,
Brandon; Jersey, Duwane
Robinson, Turkey Creek.
The Fitting Contest sponsored
by the Florida Dairy, Inc., was won
by William Caulkins of the West
Nassau Chapter, Callahan.
Caulkins also won second in the
Showmanship contest sponsored
by the Tampa Independent Dairy


Farmers Association. Winning first
in the Showmanship Contest was
Tim Best, Auburndale Chapter.

Dade City Wins in
Poultry and Eggs

The Dade City Senior FFA
Chapter won the combined Poultry
and Egg Judging Contest with a
team score of 982.5. The team of
Ronnie Crawford, Kenny Gandy,
Larry Pitts and Derral Fitts will
represent Florida in Kansas City,
Missouri, at the American Royal
and National FFA Poultry Judging
Contests in October. The State
Department of Agriculture will
sponsor the trip to Kansas City.
The top five teams for the
combined poultry and egg judging
contests are:
Dade City Senior, 982.5.
Santa Fe Senior, 922.0.
Zephyrhills Senior, 914.5.
Santa Fe Junior, 905.0.
Hialeah, 872.5.

Dade City Scores
483 on Eggs

The top six teams in Egg Judging
are: Dade City, 483 points; South
Sumter Senior, 454; South Sumter
Junior, 449; Zephyrhills Junior,
412; Santa Fe Junior, 412; and
Zephyrhills Senior, 411.
The first place through third
places received $10.00, $7.50 and
$5.00, respectively. Mr. J.
McKissick Jeter, Manager of the
Florida State Fair Association


Dr. Carl W. Proehl, director,
Vocational, Technical and Adult
Education, brought greetings to the
FFA members attending the State Fair
program.

made the presentations.

Poultry Judging
Top Score Is 608

The top five teams in Poultry
Judging are: Dade City Senior, 608
Continued on Next Page


FFA Chapters and Their Scores in the Dairy Judging Contest


1-Pahokee ...................... 939
2-Auburndale ....................870
3-Osceola County Senior...........837
4- Zephyrhills Junior ............. 835
5-Winter Haven ................. 830
6-Graceville .......................821
7-Allentown ..................... 817
8-Okeechobee .................... 816
9-East Bay Senior ................ 814
10-Brandon......................808
11-Hamilton County Senior .......807
12-Plant City Senior ..............804
13-Southeast Manatee Senior......799
14-Kathleen Senior ...............793
15-SantaFe Junior................789
16-Douglass .......................788
17-Gainesville .....................787
18-Moore Haven ..................786
19-Apopka Senior .................781
20- Hardee County.................780
20- Turkey Creek Junior ...........780
22-Chiefland ......................776
23-Santa Fe Senior ................775
24-Crystal River ................ .774
25-Marianna .................... 771
26-Columbia ......................768
26-Laurel Hill.................. 768
28-LakeWeir..................... 765
29-Bartow Junior ................ 764
29-Greco Junior ................. 764
31-Ocoee ........................762
32-Union Park ...................761
33-Palatka Senior ................759
34- Belle Glade Senior .............758
34-Madison ......................758
36-Groveland Senior...............757
37-TateSenior ....................752


38-M ulberry ......................750
39- Gainesville Agri-Business .......749
40-LaBelle ............... ...... 746
41-Lakeland ..................... 744
41-Paxon Junior .................744
43-Homestead.....................740
44-Vernon ......... ..............739
45-Leesburg ......... .............737
46-Bell ......................... 731
46-Chumuckla ....................731
48-South Sumter Junior ...........730
49-New Port Richey ..............725
50-Lake W ales ....................724
51-North Miami ..................723
51-Zephyrhills Senior .............723
53- Crooms ........................722
54-J. F. Williams ................ 721
55- Osceola Junior (Ocala).......... 720
56-M onticello .....................719
57-Seminole (Sanford)...........717
58-Titusville ..................... 716
59- Dowdell .......................714
60-Paxon Senior .................711
61-Greenwood.................... 709
62-Munson ...................... 703
63-Clewiston .....................702
64-Godby .........................701
64-Poplar Springs ............... 701
66- Crystal Lake Junior ............700
67-Chamberlain ................. 699
68-Wakulla County...............698
69- Columbia Junior ............. 697
69-Kathleen Junior ..............697
71-Haines City Senior ............696
71-New Smyrna Beach Senior .... .696
73-Apalachicola ................. 694
73-Dade City Senior ...............694


73-Horace Mann Junior ...........694
76- Baker ..........................689
77-Evans .............. ....... 688
77--Quincy Junior .................688
79-Bethlehem .................... 686
79- Jones ......................... 686
79- Leon ......................... 686
82-Newberry ..................... 685
82- Southeast Manatee Junior ......685
84-W illiston.......................684
85-Seminole (Largo) ..............683
86-Bay Tech ................ .....682
87-Lake Placid................... 681
87-Melbourne .....................681
87 -Palatka Junior.................681
87-Suwannee ................... 681
91-Chipley ........................676
92- Carver Junior ................ 673
93-Goulds ...................... 672
94-Osceola County Junior .........670
94-Pompano Beach...............670
96-Groveland Junior .............669
96-Howard Academy .............669
98-Macclenny ................ ..668
99-Sarasota Junior ..............664
99-Turkey Creek Senior ..........664
101-Clermont ................... 660
102-Dade City Junior .............657
103- Cottondale. ................ .. 656
103-M ilton ........................655
105-Bartow Senior ................654
105-Tate Junior.................. 654
107-South Sumter Senior ..........653
108-Palmetto ....................652
108-Sebring ...................... 652
110-Spady ....................... 651
111-Charlotte County .............649


111-Lafayette .................... 649
Ill-Largo ........................ 649
114-Fort Meade ...................646
114-Walnut Hill.................. 646
116-West Nassau ..................644
117-Buchanan ................... 640
118-Bradford Senior...............639
119-Bonifay .......................635
120-North Marion Junior ..........630
121-Interlachen ...................628
122-Colonial ......................626
123-Brooksville .................. 623
124-Arcadia .......................619
124-Howard .......................619
126-Branford .....................618
127-Campbellton..................617
127- Jay ........................... 617
127-New Smyrna Beach Junior ....617
127-Tomlin Junior ...............617
131-Bradenton .................. 616
132-Bishop........................611
133-Miami Central...............610
134-Denison ......................602
134-Franklin......................602
136-Bradford Junior ............... 594
137-Northside.....................582
138-Apopka Junior ............... 563
139-St. Cloud ..................... 553
140-Haines City Junior ............ 535
141-Pinecrest .....................460
142-Fort Pierce Central........... 446
143-Trenton ......................415
144- Carter-Parramore ............390
145-North Marion Senior ..........308
146-Hawthorne ..................281
147- Gary ..........................218




















Robert Lewis of Tampa Electric Company was awarded the Honorary State
Farmer Degree for his outstanding service to the Florida Association.


State Fair
Continued from Last Page
points; Zephyrhills Senior, 515;
Santa Fe Senior, 507; Santa Fe
Junior, 493; and Hialeah, 470.
Awards for FFA Poultry Judging
were as follows: 1st through 5th,
respectively, $25, $20, $15, $10, and
$5. During the FFA Day platform
ceremony Saturday morning,
February 6, the awards were
presented by L. M. Richardson,
President, Hillsborough County
Poultry Association.
Bartow Youth Won
Poultry Premier
Thomas Grace, Bartow Senior
Chapter, was the Premier
Exhibitor in the Poultry Show and
received the Florida State Poultry
Association trophy. Tommy Ford,
President FSPA, presented the
trophy during the FFA Day
platform program.
Grand Champ Steer
Brings $1.40 per Pound
Zach Edwards of the Bradford
Junior FFA Chapter showed the
Grand Champion steer. Zach's
1331 pound steer was purchased by
Lykes Brothers, Inc., for $1.40 per
pound.
Dade City Wins in
Quadruplicate
The Dade City Senior Chapter is
the winner of four state contests.
They have won the state titles in
Poultry, Citrus, Livestock and
Meats Judging for 1970-71. Dade
City teams will represent Florida in
three of the above areas at the
National Convention in October.
Information about each contest is
found in other sections of this
magazine under their respective
headings.


FFA Members
Prominent
At Orlando

FFA participation was outstanding
during the fourth annual FFA Day
Activities at the Central Florida
Fair in Orlando. There were 96
teams entered in three judging
contests on the February 26 event.
Winning top honors in the beef
judging contest with a team score of
520, was the Palatka Junior team.
Team members were Loyd Baxley,
Kirt Crabtree, Donald Wilkerson
and Carlton Griggs. They received
a rosette and $25.00.
Placing second in the contest
was the Apopka Senior Chapter.
The team scored 516 points, and
received a rosette and $15.00.
Following in a third place tie was
the Groveland Junior and Haines
City Junior Chapters, each with
512 points.
Loyd Baxley of Palatka Junior
was awarded the high scoring
individual trophy, with 188 points.
In the citrus identification
contest, the Groveland Senior
Chapter, composed of Tony
Coppage, Phillip Kuharske, David
Newman, and Walter Campbell,
scored 122 points to reach first
place, and were awarded a rosette
and $25.00. In second place was
Dade City Junior scoring 110
points and receiving a rosette and
$15.00. Team members were
Charlie Kirksey, Marke Maffett,
Pat Durden, and Randy
Overstreet. Paul Wall, A. J.
McLauchlin, Walter Graham, and
Lane Purcell of the South Sumter
Senior team scored 107 points to
place third in the contest and
received a rosette and $10.00.
David Newman of the Groveland


Senior Chapter scored 42 points for
high scoring individual.
Ronnie Crawford of Dade City
Senior scored 850 points of a
possible 870 to be the high scoring
individual in the vegetable judging
contest.
The Dade City Senior team
placed first in the vegetable judging
contest with 2481 points. The team
composed of Ronnie Crawford,
Lisa Tomkow, Walter Singletary
and Kenny Gandy, received a
rosette and $25.00. Placing second
in the contest was New Port Richey
with a score of 1971 points. The
team members were Glenn
Brenner, David Darrell, Johnny
Van Ochten and James
Turlington. They received a rosette
and $15.00.
Scoring 1945 points to place
third in the contest was the Bartow
Senior team. Team members were
Alan Murkerson, Lloyd Wynn, Bill
Hosmer and Allen Snell. They
received a ribbon and $10.00.
Participants were hosted to an
awards banquet on Friday evening,
at which time awards were
presented to the winners of the
judging contests.
Representing the Florida
Association, F.F.A., were State
Officers Robert Hinton, Glenn
Wilson, Mike Johnson, David
Little and State Adviser, T. L.
Barrineau.





Livestock
Judged
At U. of F.

The State Livestock Judging
Contest was held March 3 at the
Livestock Pavilion, University of
Florida.
The Dade City Senior Chapter
won top honors in the contest. The
team, composed of Kenny Gandy,
Steve Barthle, George Temple and
Steve Fitzgerald scored 1582 points
out of a possible 2100. The Chief-
land team placed second in the
contest with 1531 points. Team
members were Wesley Sache, Bruce
Watson, Kirk Griffin and Mitchell
Matthews. Tomlin Junior was
third with 1509 points. Team
members were Travis Kierce,
Ronald Ennis, Elton Brewer and
Bryce Wetherington. They were
followed by Colonial, Groveland
Senior, Mann Junior, Bartow






Senior, Pahokee, Palatka Junior
and Dunnellon, placing fourth
through tenth, respectively.
High scoring individual for the
contest was Wesley Sache, of the
Chiefland Chapter with 534 points
out of a possible 700 points. Placing
second with 532 points was Kenny
Gandy of the Dade City Senior
Chapter.
The Dade City team will
represent Florida at the National
Livestock Judging Contest, Kansas
City, in October. The trip will be
sponsored by the Department of
Agriculture.





Citrus ID
Winners
Reported

The State Citrus Identification
Contest is sponsored by the Florida
Citrus Showcase, in cooperation
with Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America, University of
Florida Citrus Experiment Station,
Lake Alfred, and Agricultural
Education Section, Department of
Education. Also providing
specimens was the Lake Garfield
Nurseries and Haines City Citrus
Growers Association.
120 Vocational Agriculture
students representing 30 FFA
chapters competed in identifying
citrus rootstocks, leaves, fruit
varieties, insects and diseases, and
nutritional disorders.
Winning first place with 293
points was the Dade City Senior
Chapter. Team members were
Kenny Gandy, Robert Smith, and
Ronnie Crawford. They received a
rosette and $75.00. In second place
was Groveland Senior with 271
points. Team members were Walter
Campbell, Tony Coppage, David
Newman and Phillip Kuharske.
They received a rosette and $50.
Ralph Williams, Richard Lampe,
Roy Kersey, and Elwin Anderson
of the Bartow Senior Chapter
placed third, receiving $30.00 and a
rosette.
Kenny Gandy, Dade City, won
top individual honors, receiving
$25 with a score of 100 points.
Placing second and receiving
$15.00 was Robert Smith, Dade
City, 99 points. David Newman,
Groveland Senior, placed third
with 96 points. Newman received
$10.00.


National
FFA Board

Meets

The FFA Board of Directors and
National Officers held its board
meeting of the year at the Olde
Colony Motor Lodge in Alexandria,
Virginia, on January 25-27. The
three day meeting was attended by
eight members of the Board of
Directors and the six National
Officers. Action taken at the
meeting included the following:
The Board heard a report by
James Dougan, Chairman of the
Finance Committee, a special
committee appointed at the July
1970 Board meeting. The Finance
Committee made the following
recommendations which were
subsequently adopted:
1. Establish a centralized record
keeping and accounting
department at the National FFA
Center to handle all financial
records of the National Office, the
Future Farmers Supply Service
and The National Future Farmer
Magazine. This centralized system
to go into effect by July 1, 1971.
2. Appoint Edward J. Hawkins,
Acting Business Manager of the
FFA, to a permanent status to
coordinate the financial and ad-
ministrative activities of the
National Organization.
3. Appoint V. Stanley Allen,
present Business Manager of the
National Future Farmer Magazine,
as Controller for all operations
located at the National Center.
Employment in this position to
begin July 1, 1971.
4. Adopt a new organizational
chart for the national organization
creating three departments
reporting to the National Adviser.
The departments include the
Future Farmers Supply Service,
the National Future Farmer
Magazine, and Program Planning
and Development. The National
Executive Secretary will head
Program Planning and
Development. The Magazine will
continue to operate under the
present editor and the Supply
Service also will continue to
operate under the present
management.
The Board discussed proposed
uniforms for the FFA Band and
Chorus for the 1971 Convention,
but voted against purchasing the
suggested overlay and shako at this
time. Also tabled was a suggestion
that plans be made to use the


National FFA Band in parades and
activities other than the National
FFA Convention and the American
Royal Parade.
Approval was given by the Board
of Directors for the National
Officers' Tour scheduled to get
underway on February 1 and end
March 9. The Officers will visit
sponsors in business, industry and
education in 21 cities in 18 states.
National and Regional FFA
Leadership Conferences for 1971
were approved. There will be six
week-long National Conferences in
Washington, D. C., this summer,
including two week-long Chapter
Impact Conference, two week-long
Leadership Citizenship Confer-
ences, one week-long Public Rela-
tions Workshop and one week-long
Agriculture Career Conference.
In addition, seven regional Con-
ferences for State Officers will be
held across the nation. Approval
was also given to hire three agri-
cultural education majors as coun-
selors for the 1971 National Con-
ference Program.
Recommendations of study
committees on the National
Chapter Award and the National
Safety Award were presented to the
Board of Directors. Recommenda-
tions adopted in the National
Chapter Award included:
1. That the application form be
redesigned giving chapters with
non-production agri-business
programs equal opportunity to
compete in the National Chapter
Award Program.
2. That the method of selecting
the number of chapters eligible to
enter the National Chapter Award
competition be based on 10 percent
of the chapters earning the
Superior Chapter Award in the
state contest.
3. That the "Standard Chapter"
Award be discontinued at the end
of 1971. Recommendations
adopted on the National Safety
Award included:
1. That chapters be rated in a
similar manner as the National
Chapter Award Program. Here
again 10 percent of the Superior
Safety Award chapters would be
eligible to apply for the National
Chapter Safety Award.
2. That a new application form
be developed with a check list type
questionnaire for eligibility in the
state Safety Contest and a more
detailed application for entry in the
National Safety Contest.
3. That a committee of safety
experts prepare a handbook pre-

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National Directors
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senting guidelines and suggestions
for the Safety Award Program.
The Board approved the
participation of the FFA in the
American Royal Queen Pageant.
Candidates are to be recommended
by State FFA Associations and
must "be an FFA member or past
FFA member; FFA Sweetheart or
past FFA Sweetheart, between the
ages of 16 and 21". The same
procedures are to be used this year
as last except that states will
receive information and
application forms in time to make
selections at their State Conven-
tions if desired.
Board members adopted new
criteria for selecting Honorary
American Farmer Degrees as
follows:
1. Honorary American Farmer
Degree (Teachers) A new criteria
was developed by NVATA Officers
and Staff and approved by the
Boards. The number of candidates
for the degree from each state will
be determined according to the
number of vocational agriculture
teachers in the State.
2. Honorary American Farmer
Degree (Non-Teachers) and
Distinguished Service Award A
new form has been developed to
provide more adequate information
on the applicant. The Board also
ruled that the Honorary American


Farmer Degree would be given only
to persons who have demonstrated
outstanding service at the national
level while the Distinquished
Service award will be given to
persons who have given
outstanding service either on the
state or regional level, but not
necessarily at the national level.
The blue corduroy jacket was
adopted as official dress for girls.
The jacket will be the same as for
the boys except that it will be
somewhat longer and tailored for
girls. Girls are also authorized to
wear the same blue blazer as boys
with tailoring for style. The color
and style of skirt or slacks are to be
decided by the individual members.
The Board ruled that there is no
way of changing the present policy,
established by law, which does not
allow active FFA membership to
those enrolled in private schools
which are not under public
supervision and control.
Confirmation was given on the
employment of Jay Benham, a
former vocational agriculture
teacher in Ohio, as Administrative
Secretary for the National FFA
Alumni Association. Gus Douglass,
West Virginia Commissioner of
Agriculture and a former National
FFA President, is Chairman of the
FFA Alumni Advisory Council
which hired Benham. The Council
will report to the FFA Board of
National Officers and Directors on
Alumni activities at each meeting.
The National FFA Organization


F FA Dates to Remember


April 1- Feeder Steer .............................. Area Supervisor
April 1- Beef Breeding ........................... Area Supervisor
April 1- Citrus Placement ......................... Area Supervisor
April 1- Citrus Production ........................ Area Supervisor
April 1- National Band ........................ Executive Secretary
April 1- National Chorus .......................Executive Secretary
April 1- Seaboard Coast Line Forestry ..........Executive Secretary
April 2- State Land Judging Contest ...................... Sarasota
April 16-17-Sub-District Contests
April 30-May 1-District Contests
May 14-15-Area Contests
June 14-18-State Convention, Voyager Beach Motel Daytona Beach
July 11-16-Forestry Camp (Districts I-V)
July 18-23-Forestry Camp (Districts VI-IX)
August 21- State Leadership School ..................... Gainesville


staff presented the program of work
for the 1971-72 fiscal year. Purpose
of the presentation to the Board of
Directors was to inform its
members of activities being
planned by the national staff, and
proposed assistance to state
associations. Included in the report
was a breakdown of the budget for
the fiscal year 1971-72. Board
members recommended that such
presentations by the National Staff
be scheduled each year.
The Board discussed further the
matter of a $3.00 registration fee
passed by the delegates at the 1970
National FFA Convention. To
clarify the question of a registra-
tion fee, a motion was made and
passed that "the registration fee of
$3.00 apply not only to FFA
members, but that it apply to all
those attending the convention".
The Board reaffirmed the policy
to limit the number of FFA
members attending the convention
to six from each chapter or 10
percent of the chapter membership,
whichever is greater. This does not
include award winners, contestants
in judging or other convention
activities (band, chorus, stage
crews, etc.).
Committees were formed to
report to the July 1971 Board
meeting on the following:
1. Changes to the FFA
Constitution.
2. Plans for activating and
strengthening collegiate chapters.
The National Officers
recommended that the policy of
having a past National FFA
President attend the Board
meetings be rescinded. It was
adopted.


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