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Title: The Florida future farmer
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JUNE 1971

A Word from Pres. Hinton:

A Great


As June draws near and school draws
to a close, we look forward to our
largest annual state event. That's
right, it's convention time!
As the year has progressed,
chapters from all over the state have
competed against each other with the
competitive spirit traditional in the
FFA. Chapter representatives have
assembled in subdistrict, district and
state meetings exchanging ideas and
striving to improve our organization.
Throughout the state there has

"Strongest Man" is on Daytona Program

Paul Anderson, the undisputed
"World's Strongest Man", was born
in Toccoa, Georgia, October 17, 1932.
After graduating from high school,
he attended Furman University, on
one of many football scholarship
offers. It was there that Paul became
interested in weightlifting and was
able to lift more weight than anyone
in the history of the college, and after
a few weeks of training, was breaking
world records that had stood for over
30 years.
With these first efforts, a weight-
lifting career was launched that took
Paul Anderson to national, world,
and Olympic titles. He has toured the
world as a good will ambassador for
our State Department and lifted in

command performances for heads of
state. The Russian people were so
impressed with his world record
breaking tour of their country in
1955, that they called him a wonder
of nature.
Paul has participated very suc-
cessfully in several sports, including
football, weightlifting, boxing, and
wrestling. He has lifted more weight
in one single attempt than anyone in
the history of the world, 6,270 pounds
in the back lift. Some of his other ac-
tivities include movie and television
Throughout his career, Paul has
had one great goal, to help unfor-
tunate young people develop into
good citizens. After much thought
and investigation, he found the best
way to serve these future citizens was
to establish a foster home for
teenagers, because they were being
neglected by most other organiza-
tions. Many of these valuable future
leaders were being sent to penal
institutions, from the lack of other
Today the Paul Anderson Youth
Home, Inc., is a reality and is located
in Vidalia, Georgia. Paul and his
wife, Glenda, operate the Home,
endeavoring to develop good citizens
through Spiritual Guidance, Ed-
ucation, and Physical Fitness.
Paul continues to train with
weights along with his many ap-
pearances in churches, as a certified
lay preacher, with youth groups, civic
clubs, conventions, and also with
He will appear at the Convention
on Friday morning, June 18. You are
invited to meet the "World's
Strongest Man."

been hard work, clean competition
and great improvements since our
last convention.
Now the time has come for us to
recognize individuals who have been
proficient in their respective fields
throughout this year with our final
and largest event of the Florida
Association, F.F.A.
Since we were elected last year,
your state officers have been plan-
ning for this all important event and
we feel you may expect one of the
greatest conventions Florida Future
Farmers have ever had. As always,
however, the most important factor
in determining the success of a
convention is the participants. I hope
each chapter will be well represented
in Daytona Beach at the Voyager
Beach Motel beginning June 14.
Remember, this is your convention
and if you accept your responsi-
bilities, I'm sure we can enjoy our
best convention ever.
I'll see you there.

The State Adviser
Has a Word to Say
by T. L. Barrineau
The time for our 43rd annual State
FFA Convention is near at hand and
I hope that every chapter is planning
to be represented. The state officers
and state staff have planned for an
excellent program.
The state convention is the high-
light of the year's work in FFA. Here
we recognize the achievements of
outstanding chapters and members.
Attending the meetings and
participating in the activities of the
convention should provide inspir-
ation and information which will
enable delegates and others to
improve local chapters. One can not
really appreciate the FFA or-
ganization until he has attended a
state or national convention.
Chapter leaders should work with
their advisers in being sure that those
who are chosen to attend the
convention will be the kind of
members who will reflect credit on
the good name of the FFA. We have
built a fine reputation over the years
with the people of Daytona Beach
and we must continue to merit the
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The Florida


State Adviser
Continued from Last Page
good will of our hosts.
From now until convention time
chapter advisers will be receiving
materials and information from
Executive Secretary Joe Kirkland. A
fast-moving and smooth operating
convention will be assured if every
adviser will review the material he
receives and have his members ready
to participate and be on time for each
It is important that advisers and
members feel that they are just as
responsible for the success of the
convention as the state officers and
state staff. It can be a real learning
experience and the history of the
FFA in Florida reveals that many
former members who have become
outstanding leaders in agriculture,
industry and education, received
their first inspiration at a state FFA
Convention. I have had the privilege
of attending every convention since
the Florida Association was
organized. I'm looking forward to the
43rd and hope to see many of you

A winner says, "I'm good, but not as
good as I ought to be;" a loser says,
"I'm not as bad as a lot of other

A winner listens; a loser just waits
until it's his turn to talk.

A winner would rather be admired
than liked, although he would prefer
both. A loser would rather be liked
than admired, and is even willing to
pay the price of mild contempt for it.


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 2

PuLished quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., 410 W.
Verona St., Kissimmee, Florida 32741, for the Florida
Association, Future Farmers of America. Second class
postage paid at Kissimmee, Florida 32741.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS, undeliverable copies, and
editorial correspondence should be sent to Joe Kirkland,
Knott Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. No
subscriptions sold.
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.
State Department of Education, Floyd Christian,
Superintendent of Public Instruction; Carl W. Proehl,
Director of Vocational, Technical, and Adult
Education, Tallahassee, Florida.

Honor guest at the State FFA
Convention will be Jim Beard, who is
Southern Region Vice President,
Future Farmers of America.

National Veep To
Be Honor Guest
Jim Beard, 21, Southern Region Vice
President of the Future Farmers of
America from Beggs, Oklahoma, will
be a featured speaker at the Florida
State FFA Convention to be held
June 14-18 at Daytona Beach.
Beard was elected at the National
FFA Convention in Kansas City,
Missouri, last October. At that time,
he was studying Agricultural
Education at Oklahoma State
University, but he has taken a leave
of absence because of his heavy FFA
travel schedule.
Jim is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
James Beard.
Beard gained his leadership ex-
perience in FFA in two terms as
chapter president and as secretary
and president of the Oklahoma FFA
Association. His leadership activities
outside of FFA include working on
the Oklahoma Integrity Council on
Health and serving as Director of the
Oklahoma Junior Hereford
Association and president of the
student council. He also has won
many speaking contests, lettered in
basketball, and was valedictorian of
his high school class.
Beard lives on a 440 acre farm
seven miles southwest of Beggs and
farms in partnership with his father.
His major enterprises include
managing a 40-herd registered beef
cattle herd and raising horses. He
grows mostly wheat and native grass.

A. Send only one delegate to a
committee meeting. The delegate
should sign the report of the com-
mittee that he attends. Name and
chapter must be plainly written by
the member in order for that delegate
to receive credit for attending.
B. The purposes of committee
work are three-fold: 1) To promote
leadership training; 2) To accomplish
more work and planning; 3) To give
all Future Farmer delegates a voice
in running their own affairs.
C. Advisers should carefully re-
view with chapter delegates how to
correctly do committee work prior to
their leaving for the convention.
D. Delegates and Advisers wish-
ing to submit recommendations to
the state convention, should type
them and submit to the proper com-
mittee to deal with that matter, or
give them to the convention secretary
to be put in the proper folder.
E. The Consultant Chairman will
brief the committee on the problems
to be considered at the meeting. He
will then preside during the election
of the chairman and turn the
meeting over to the chairman.
F. Each Committee will elect its
own chairman and secretary.
G. Consultants aside from Ad-
visers will be present. The particular
phase of FFA work to be handled by
the committee should be briefly
explained to these cooperators.
During the committee meeting, their
ideas should be requested and given
careful consideration.
H. Each chairman should first try
to pull from the committee members
the problems which have been
encountered in carrying out the
activities concerned. Suggested
recommendations, if any, should be
considered. Then, recommendations
for coping with the problems should
be solicited by the chairman and
tabulated by the secretary.
I. Each committee should make
practical and logical recommenda-
tions; otherwise, the State Executive
Committee cannot carry them out.
J. If reference material in the
folder shows committee recom-
mendations as adopted last year,
then show only the changes your

The Florida Future Farmer

committee recommends.
K. The chairman of the consul-
tants should edit the report and have
it typed immediately after committee
L. The typed committee report
should be left with a secretary in the
convention office in the lobby of the
auditorium, in the original letter
folder as received, BY THURSDAY
M. The committee chairman or
secretary should read the report to
the convention and move that it be

Gain Leadership
In Washington
The purpose of these sessions is to
strengthen your Chapter's program
and extend FFA officer leadership
ability. The National FFA
Washington Conferences are for FFA
Officers, Award Winners and
Advisers. The program is operated by
the National FFA Organization in
cooperation with the U. S. Office of
Education, Department of Health,
Education and Welfare, Washington,
The following Florida FFA chap-
ters have either sent representatives
to a National FFA Washington
Conference in the past or have
requested information and expressed
a strong interest in participating in
the 1971 Summer Program:
New Port Richey, Columbia,
Zephyrhills Senior, Tomlin Junior,
Dade City Senior, Haines City,
Southeast Senior, Miami Central,
Kathleen Senior, Winter Garden-
Moore Haven, South Dade, Cler-
mont, Richardson, Hawthorne,
Crooms, Leon, Manatee, Lake
The conferences will be held in
Alexandria, Virginia, at the Olde
Colony Motor Lodge just outside of
Washington, D. C., near the Nation-
al FFA Center. Each conference will
begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday
morning. Cost for each conference
representative, adviser or wife will be
approximately $95.00 for all expenses
while in the Washington area. Travel
to and from Washington is the
responsibility of the chapter, state or
individual. Advisers may attend any
conference but are encouraged to
attend Impact Sessions. Reserve
space for your chapter represen-
tatives now. Return the application
on the blank which was mailed to
you by the National Office.
Upon receipt of the Chapter Ap-
plication and a $20.00 deposit, for
each chapter participant, additional

State FFA officers pictured above
are: Seated-Mike Johnson,
secretary; Robert Hinton, president;
James Richardson, first vice
president; Standing- Terry Taylor,
fifth vice president; Glenn Wilson,
second vice president; David Little,
third vice president, and Jim Harvey,
fourth vice president.

conference information and indivi-
dual registration cards will be sent to
your chapter. The deposit is re-
fundable up to June 1.
The dates for the Conference are:
June 14-19 Chapter Impact
June 21-26 Chapter Impact
July 5-10 Leadership-Citizen-
ship Conference.
July 12-17 Leadership-Citizen-
ship Conference.
August 2-7 Agriculture Public
Relations Conference.
August 9-14 Agriculture Career
The expansion of the FFA pro-
gram at all levels makes it all the
more important for chapter advisers
and chapter members to participate
in activities at the National level.
These conferences would provide
excellent opportunities for partici-
pants to share ideas with others.
Additional information may be
obtained by writing the State FFA
Executive Secretary or Coleman
Harris, Associate Executive Secre-
tary, Future Farmers of America,
P.O. Box 15160, National FFA
Center, Alexandria, Virginia 22309.

Land Is Judged
At Sarasota
The annual State Land Judging
Contest was held in Sarasota, April
2. Thirty-one FFA chapters parti-
cipate in the event.
With a total score of 544 points the
Malone Chapter placed first. Team
members were McMullian, Robin-
son, Patrick, and Deal.
Placing second was South Sumter
Senior with 537 points. Team mem-
bers were Wall, Shirley, Fussell and
Dade City was third with 532
points. Team members were Pitts,
Tomkow, Crawford, and Temple.
Placing fourth through 31st
respectively were: Moore Haven, 510
points; Westwood, 499; Mann Jun-
ior, 493; Indian River, 484; Van-
guard, 483; Crystal River, 482;
Pahokee, 480; Santa Fe, 478; Wil-
liston, 466; Lafayette, 459; Baker
County, 455; DeSoto, 445; Bell, 443;
Palatka, 431; Avon Park, 425;
Sarasota Senior, 421; Englewood,
418; Charlotte, 411; Brahman, 410; J.
F. Williams, 405; Ponce de Leon, 403;
Blountstown Jr., 400; Palmetto, 374;
Brooksville, 364; Wewahitchka, 350;
West Nassau, 324; Apalachicola, 174;
and Lake Butler, 144.
Malone represented Florida at the
National Contest in Oklahoma City,
April 28-29. The trip was sponsored
by WTVT-TV, Channel 13, Tampa,
DoLime Minerals, Bartow, and the
Florida Association of Soil and
Water Conservation Districts.

June, 1971

Supply Service
Is Big Business
Supply Service employs 38 full-time
people. Eight to 12 temporary em-
ployees are hired during the "rush"
months of September to March.
Dollar volume in the 1969-70 year
was approximately $1,800,000.
Departments are: Management;
Order Department, Bookkeeping
Department, Production Depart-
ment consisting of Adjustment Sec-
tion, Plaque Section, Engraving
Section, Printing Section, and
Jacket Lettering Section; and Ship-
ping Department. In addition the
Supply Service is responsible for the
Maintenance of Buildings and
The Supply Service was organized
in 1948 after approval by the dele-
gates at the National FFA Conven-
tion. It was started for the purpose of
providing items of official FFA
merchandise from one source; insure
uniformity of merchandise; give

F.F.A. Dates to Remember

June 14-18-State FFA Convention ........ ..Daytona Beach
July 11-16-FFA Forestry Camp (Districts 1-5)
July 18-23-FFA Forestry Camp (Districts 6-9)
July 25-30-FFA Goodwill Tour (1st Week)
August 16-20-FFA Goodwill Tour (2nd Week)
August 20-22-State Leadership School ...... Gainesville

members the advantage of high-
quality official merchandise at the
lowest possible cost. Since the Supply
Service started operations it has paid
into the National FFA Organization,
from income, approximately
$2,000,000 in grants, royalties, and
grants for construction of buildings
and ground improvements.
Interesting statistics: In the school
year 1969-70, over 80,000 official
jackets were sold, approximately

30,000 rings, and more than 30,000
plaques and trophies.
The Supply Service operates a
jacket re-lettering program as a
service to members. Over 70% of
items sold in dollar volume is shipped
from the FFA Center warehouse,
including approximately 30,000
jackets, 4,000 sweetheart jackets,
6,000 work jackets; all jewelry, all
FFA Week supplies; all banquet
supplies, etc.

Mr. Norman Is

Mr. G. C. Norman, Area II Super-
visor, will retire June 30 after 42
years of service to Vocational Ag-
riculture. He taught vocational
agriculture for a total of thirteen
years at Malone, Sneads and Grand
Ridge High Schools and has been a
member of the state staff for 29 years.
He served as Supervisor of War
Production Training Program
(OSYA) from 1941-45 and Supervisor
of Veterans-On-Farm Training 1946-
From 1950 to 1968 he served in
several capacities directly under the
State Supervisor of Agricultural
Education, including consultant to
NFA until the FFA merger. During
his years of service he has been
Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida
Vocational Agriculture Teachers
Association, vice president and
president of FVA.
Mr. Norman was presented the

Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting at Daytona April 16-18 Are Recorded

Minutes, State F.F.A. Executive Committee Meeting,
April 16-18,1971, Daytona Beach, Florida.
The meeting was called to order by President Robert
Hinton, with the State Officers occupying their
respective stations during the official opening ceremony.
All officers were present. Also present were Messrs. Joe
Kirkland, Freddie Garner, Jim Knight, Floyd Philmon,
J. M. Everett, Early Priest and secretary.
Mike Johnson moved that the minutes of the
Executive Committee meeting held in Tampa, February
5, 1971, be accepted as corrected in the March
Newsletter. Seconded by Jim Harvey. Carried.
James Richardson moved that the insurance policy
from St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company of
St. Paul, Minnesota, be continued to cover members,
advisers, and visitors, to the next executive committee
meeting, and to the State FFA Convention. Seconded
by Glenn Wilson. Carried.
Jim Harvey moved that chapters will send orders
directly to State Office to be compiled and the National
Office will send supplies directly to the chapter. Mike
Johnson seconded the motion. Carried.
Glenn Wilson moved that the State Convention
program for 1971 be accepted as planned by the
executive committee. Seconded by James Richardson.
Glenn Wilson moved that the offer of the Alpha
Gamma Rho Fraternity and the Florida Farm Bureau
Insurance Agencies to sponsor a special breakfast for the
members receiving the State Farmer Degree who are
planning to attend college be accepted. Seconded by Jim
Harvey. Carried.
Mike Johnson moved to accept the Mid-States Steel
and Wire Company's offer to sponsor the Home
Improvements Awards. Seconded by Terry Joe Taylor.
James Richardson moved that the offer of Dixie Lime
and Stone Company, Ocala, to sponsor the Crop
Production Awards be accepted. Seconded by Glenn
Wilson. Carried.
Jim Harvey moved that the offer of Doyle Carlton,
Jr., Wauchula, to sponsor the Livestock Production
Awards be accepted. Seconded by Mike Johnson.
James Richardson moved that the American Farmer
applications be reviewed and discussed for future
selection and placement for receiving the American
Farmer Degree at the National Convention in Kansas
City in October. Seconded by Glenn Wilson. Carried.
Mike Johnson moved that the offer ofthe Gulf Power
Company, Florida Power Corporation, Tampa Electric
Company, and the Florida Power and Light Company
to sponsor the Electrification Awards and a special

breakfast for each chapter winner and his adviser at the
State Convention on June 17, be accepted. Seconded by
Jim Harvey. Carried.
Jim Harvey moved that the offer of the Convention
Bureau, Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, to
sponsor the State Officers' Luncheon, Monday, June 14,
be accepted. Seconded by Glenn Wilson. Carried.
Glenn Wilson moved that the offer of the Federal
Land Bank Associations of Florida to sponsor a meal
function for the advisers and the members of the Area
Winners in the Chapter Cooperative Contest during the
Convention be accepted. Seconded by James
Richardson. Carried.
James Richardson moved that the offer of the civic
dubs in Daytona Beach to the Future Farmers to
present special programs at the clubs during the week of
the State Convention be accepted. Seconded by Glenn
Wilson. Carried.
Mike Johnson moved that the offer of the Florida
Chapter of the Soil Conservation Society of America to
sponsor the Soil, Water and Air Management awards
during the Convention be accepted. Seconded by Jim
Harvey. Carried.
Terry Joe Taylor moved that the Advisory Board
Members and State Officers be reimbursed for expenses
in attending the executive committee meeting in
Daytona Beach, April 16-18, 1971. Seconded by James
Richardson. Carried.
James Richardson moved that a letter of appreciation
be sent to the organizations sponsoring awards, special
breakfasts, luncheons and dinners for FFA groups at the
State Convention. Seconded by Mike Johnson. Carried.
Glenn Wilson moved that the District, Area, and Star
Farmer pins be obtained and presented this year as
sponsored by the Production Credit Associations of
Florida. Seconded by Jim Harvey. Carried.
Jim Harvey moved tat the next executive committee
meeting be held June 12-14, 1971, at the Voyager Beach
Motel, Daytona Beach. Seconded by Glenn Wilson.
Mike Johnson moved to accept the offer of the Florida
Citrus Mutual to sponsor the Citrus Production and
Citrus Placement Awards. Seconded by Glenn Wilson.
Terry Joe Taylor moved that a list of sponsors be sent
before and after the Convention to members and
advisers who receive awards, and attend breakfasts,
luncheons, dinners and that they be strongly urged to
write letters of appreciation to concerns sponsoring
these awards and affairs. Jim Harvey seconded the
motion. Carried.
Glenn Wilson moved that a plaque be presented
during the Convention to the district officer judged to

have been the most active during 1970-71. An
application will be sent to the president and secretary of
each district. Seconded by Jim Harvey. Carried.
Terry Joe Taylor moved that each delegate shall wear
official FFA attire (Jacket, etc.) and that this be
enforced by the Courtesy Corps during all Convention
sessions. Seconded by Mike Johnson. Carried.
David Little moved that the offer of the Production
Credit Associations of Florida to sponsor the Delegates
and Advisers Luncheon, State Farmer Keys, and the
Placement Awards in Agricultural Production,
Processing, and Sales and/or Service be accepted.
Seconded by Glenn Wilson. Carried.
Glenn Wilson moved that the offer of the Florida
Cattlemen's Association to present Beef Breeding and
Feeder Steer Awards be accepted. Seconded by David
Little. Carried.
Terry Joe Taylor moved to accept the offer of the four
Power Companies (Florida Power and Light Company,
Gulf Power Company, Florida Power Corporation, and
Tampa Electric Company) to sponsor the Horticultural
Demonstration and Judging Awards. Seconded by
James Richardson. Carried.
Jim Harvey moved to accept Hofmann Nurseries'
offer to sponsor the Ornamental Horticulture Awards.
Seconded by Mike Johnson. Carried.
State Farmer applications were reviewed with some
being referred back to local advisers to be submitted next
year, and others recommended for the degree. Chapter
advisers will receive a letter of notification concerning
their applicants.
Glenn Wilson moved that the offer of Standard Oil
Companies to sponsor the Safety Awards and a
luncheon for chapters participating in the safety
program be accepted. Seconded by David Little.
David Little moved that a letter of invitation be sent
to officer candidates by the State Officers in their Area
who indicated a desire to run for state office and that
they be invited for an interview. Terry Joe Taylor
seconded the motion. Carried.
David Little moved that Jim Beard, National Vice
President, talk on the FFA Foundation Thursday
afternoon during the business session. Terry Joe Taylor
seconded the motion. Carried.
Glenn Wilson moved that we order 300 FFA license
plates to be available at the State FFA Convention in
June at the price of $1.00 each. James Richardson
seconded the motion and it was carried.
James Richardson moved that the past tradition that
any school administrator who attends the National
Convention with an American Farmer Degree
Candidate receive the Honorary State Farmer degree be

dropped, effective immediately. Jim Harvey seconded
the motion and it was carried.
Mike Johnson moved that financial assistance not be
offered to school administrators who accompany an
American Farmer Degree candidate to the National
Convention as has been done in the past. However, the
principal and the Vocational Agriculture teacher from
the candidate's school will be invited to attend. Any
available money will be presented to the candidate.
Glenn Wilson seconded the motion and it was carried.
James Richardson moved that the following people be
accepted as candidates for the Honorary State Farmer
Carl Alford, Meat Merchandiser, Certified Growers of
Florida, Ocala, Florida
Robert L. Reddish, Associate Meats Specialist,
University of Florida, IFAS.
Clifton Lyon, Sr., Farmer, two sons who were Amer-
ican Farmers, Bonifay, Florida
Martin Mills, Director of Migrant Programs, Polk
County, Bartow, Florida
Jack Cullison, A Bar B Ranch, Ocala, Florida
Ted M. Sandy, Assistant Manager, Federal Land
Bank of Tampa, Brandon, Florida
R. O. Hatcher, Jr., Assistant General Manager,
Production Credit Association, Live Oak, Florida
Charles Butterworth, General Manager, Chase
Fertilizer Company, .Sanford, Florida
Ray Yarbrough, Supervisor of Residential Sales, Gulf
Power Company, Pensacola
Dr. D. E. Koch, Meats Specialist, University of
Florida, IFAS
Kenneth H. "Buddy" MacKay, Representative,
S, Ocala, Chairman of Legislative Sub-Committee on
Vocational Technical Education, Former FFA Member
O. Z. Revell, Retired teacher of Vocational
Agriculture, Leon High School, Tallahassee, Florida
John Blalock, Program Director, Sears-Roebuck
Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia
The Motion was seconded by Mike Johnson and
Glenn Wilson moved that the State FFA Convention
Committee be abolished and in its place an Ornamental
Horticulture Committee be set up because it is felt that
this is a pressing need in the current FFA program.
Seconded by James Richardson and carried.
James Richardson moved that all District Officers
not running for State Office or not actively involved in
the State Convention be invited to serve in the Courtesy
Corps. Glenn Wilson seconded the motion and it was
James Richardson moved that the meeting be
adjourned. Seconded by Mike Johnson. Carried.

Honorary American Farmer Degree
at the past National Convention for
dedication and service to agricultural
education and the FFA in Florida.
Mr. Norman has truly had a
productive and successful career in
agricultural education. He has made
many friends in Florida and
throughout the Nation, particularly
among those engaged in vocational
education, and is highly respected by
leaders in the agricultural industry.
His contribution to the agri-
cultural education program in
Florida would be difficult to measure
and his effective and efficient service
will be missed by those with whom he
has worked. His influence will be felt
for many years to come through the
accomplishments of his former
students and the teachers of ag-
riculture who have had the benefit of
his counsel and advice.
FFA members, chapter adviser,
state staff and teacher educators all
join in wishing for Mr. Norman
many years of contentment and
happiness as he retires.

Suggestions for
Improving Records
No organization can accomplish its
objective without records of past
performance as a guide for future
activities. In many instances temporary
records become permanent and should,.
therefore, be kept on file after the
immediate need for their use is past. The
following are some suggestions that might
help a chapter in improving its record
Chapter Program of Activities
1. The chapter program of activities for
the chapter year should be planned early
and a copy sent to the Area Supervisor on
or before due date.
2. The program should be planned on
the basis of the past years' accomplish-
ments, the State and National program of

3. Goals in the program should be set
on the basis of the needs of the chapter,
potentials of the chapter members and
standards recommended by the State and
National programs.
4. Each in-school class might be given
one or more sections of the program for
detailed planning. This planning could be
done in classtime under direction of the
teacher. (Refer to the job in this section of
the teaching program)
5. The chapter program of activities
should be approved section by section
during chapter meetings.
6. Committees for each section may be
appointed and held responsible for record-
ing accomplishments. The chapter
program of activities should be recorded
on a large chart and placed on the bulletin
board in the classroom.
7. If possible, the chapter program of
activities may be reproduced and a copy
given to each member where he will place
it in his classroom notebook.
8. There should be a definite correla-
tion between classroom instruction and
the goal set in the chapter program of
9. The chairman or secretary for each
section should develop monthly calendars
of events. The chapter members should be
informed of coming activities so they may
plan for participation.
10. All committee members should be
given instructions by the teacher as to
their detailed responsibility.
11. The classes or the small committees
may assume responsibility at the end of
the chapter year for the over-all chapter
accomplishments. The approved ac-
complishments by the chapter members
would be recorded on the form provided
for this purpose and a copy sent to the
Area Supervisor on or before the due date.
12. A suitable group picture should be
made each year of the chapter members.
A print of this picture should be placed in
the permanent files.

Suggestions Made
For Chaplains

There has been a lot of talk about
Chaplains, Conductors, and Chaplain-
Conductors as a part of the FFA. In 1951
the office of Chaplain-Conductor was
inaugurated in the Citrus Chapter of
Inverness. The ceremonies and duties of
the local office, the experience of four
years operation, and the advice and
counsel of several Future Farmer Advisers
have been consolidated into the following
Office Title: Chaplain.
Station Marker: The Holy Bible, on
appropriate pedestal, opened to
Ecclesiastes, Fifth Chapter, ninth verse,
"Moreover, the profit of the earth is for
all; the King himself is served by the
Emblem for markers and FFA Jewelry:
An opened book, such as used in some
awards to signify scholarship.
1. To serve as Chaplain and invoke the
blessings of Diety on all F.F.A. meetings
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Chaplain's Suggestions
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and functions.
2. Assist the sentinel in the duties of his
3. Serve as conductor in official FFA
4. To be responsible for leading songs
and cheers at FFA meetings and
Installation Ceremony: "Mr. Chaplain-
elect, you have been chosen by your fellow
members because of your character. Your
obligation is of the most importance to our
chapter, for unless we look to God in all
our undertakings, we cannot receive his
blessings. You should strive to present the
Future Farmers of America to our friends
as an organization founded under God's
Opening Ceremony Parts: (To precede
the sentinel on roll call of officers)
Vice President: The Chaplain
Chaplain: Stationed by the Open Book.
Vice President: Why by the Open
Chaplain: The Book is to admonish us
to look to God in all of our undertakings.
It is through the open pages of the Holy
Bible that we learn man is made of dust,
that he was placed upon the earth to tend
a garden, and later sent from that garden
to till the soil. The pages reveal the
agriculture of the past and our personal
salvation, in parables told by Jesus to the
farmers of Palestine. May we always keep
the Holy Bible open before us. Now let us
ask the blessings of God upon our
activities. Join me in the Lord's Prayer.
(Chapter repeats the Lord's Prayer)
The Lord's Prayer may be substituted
with prayers appropriate to the situation,
such as at chapter banquets. Another
short prayer might be: "Our Heavenly
Father, we thank Thee for youth. May we
so dedicate our youth as pleases Thy
sight. Bless this gathering to Thy Glory,
in Christ's Name. Amen.

Area Contest
Results Given
Public Speaking
Area I, Bristol, Joel L. Thornton;
Area II, Gainesville, Steve Jackson;
Area III, Ocoee, Randy Freeman;
Area IV, Turkey Creek Senior, Tom
Umiker; Area V, Moore Haven,
Norman Flowers.
Parliamentary Procedure
Area I, Jay, Lester Wells, Wayne
Weeks, Ricky Smith, Kerry
Harrison, Ronnie Hawthorne,
Bobby Tyree; Area II, Santa Fe
Senior, Jack Busby, Bruce Alligood,
Tom Benefield, Groover Hudson,
Archie Matthews, John Collier; Area
III, South Sumter, Paul Wall,
Kenny Woodard, A. J. McLaughlin,
John Geisler, Mike Revels, Walter
Graham; Area IV, Dade City Senior,
Ronnie Crawford, Debi Ergle,
Frances Pitts, Steve Fitzgerald,

Jimmy Foster, Lisa Tomkow; Area
V, Moore Haven, Avant Brown,
John Ahern, Jay Woodward, Wayne
Smith, Johnny Stewart, Norman
Tractor Driving
Area I, Walnut Hill, Mike Pur-
vis; Area II, Lake Butler, Del
Smith; Area III, South Sumter,
Wayne Fussell; Area IV, Southeast
Senior, David Yancey; Area V,
Moore Haven, Wayne Smith.
String Band
Area I, Wewahitchka, Harold
Thomas, Gene Boone, Rodger
Williams, Aaron Abrew, Richard
Boddye; Area II, Sante Fe Senior,
Groover Hudson, Mickey Huggins,
Ricky Langford, Archie Matthews,
Mike Skirvin; Area III, South
Sumter, Forrest Rodgers, Mitchell
Marsh, Dennise Johnson, Bill
Tomlinson, James Adcock; Area IV,
Brandon, Cary Lightsey, Ben
Simpson, Phillip Thomas, Benny
Askew, Kenny Eastman.
Area I, Greensboro, Andy
Edwards, Billy Todd, Lynn Tyus,
Stan Smith; Area II, Bradford
Senior, Jimmy Alvarez, Bubba
Bennett, Wayne Bennett, Dale
Clemons; Area III, Groveland, Jerry
Tarrents, Mike Morgan, Lenn
Jordan, Tyronne Carver; Area IV,
Turkey Creek, Rudy Wetherington,
David Smith, Ricky Smith, Billy
Joyce; Area V, Moore Haven, Avant
Brown, Chucky Rhymes, Jay
Woodward, Timmy Thymes.
Area I, Ponce De Leon, Alvin
Wade; Area II, Sante Fe Senior,
Wendell Watson; Area III, South
Sumter, Mitchell March; Area IV,
Hardee County, Ricky Portal; Area
V, Moore Haven, Alan Flowers.

Results Given of
District Contests
District Contests were held on
April 30 throughout the State. In-
dividuals and chapters competed for
the right to participate in the Area
Contests held May 14. The Area
Winners compete in the finals at the
State FFA Convention, June 14-18,
Daytona Beach.
Public Speaking
District 1, Grand Ridge, Dell
Pope; District 2, Bristol, John Thor-
ton; District 3, Gainesville, Stephen
Jackson; District 4, Crescent City,
John Maluda; District 5, Deland
Senior, Douglas Turss; District 6,
Ocoee, Randy Freeman; District 7,
Turkey Creek Senior, David Still;
District 9, Moore Haven, Norman

Parliamentary Procedure
District 1; Jay; District 2,
Greensboro; District 3, Sante Fe
Senior; District 4, Palatka Senior;
District 5, South Sumter; District 6,
Colonial; District 7, Dade City
Senior; District 8, Bartow Senior;
District 9, Moore Haven.
Tractor Operation
District 1, Walnut Hill, Mike
Purvis; District 2, Greensboro, Larry
McPherson; District 3, Hamilton
County, Charles Low; District 4,
Lake Butler, Del Smith; District 5,
South Sumter, Wayne Fussell;
District 6, Ocoee, Gary Story;
District 7, Southeast Senior, David
Yancey; District 8, Lakeland, Don
Ferrier; District 9, Moore Haven,
Wayne Smith.
District 1, Baker, Mitch Newton;
District 2, Blountstown, Senior,
Doyle Daniels; District 3, Sante Fe
Senior, Wendell Watson; District 4,
Bradford Senior, Mike Bryan;
District 5, South Sumter, Mitchell
Marsh; District 6, Colonial, Albert
Key; District 7, Mann Junior, Philip
Storms; District 8, Hardee County,
Ricky Portal; District 9, Moore
Haven, Alan Flowers.
String Band
District 1, Malone, District 2,
Wewahitchka, District 3, Santa Fe;
District 4, Interlachen; District 5,
South Sumter; District 6, Apopka
Junior; District 7, Brandon, District
8, Haines City Junior.
District 1, Laurel Hill; District 2,
Greensboro; District 3, Sante Fe
Senior; District 4, Bradford Senior;
District 5, Groveland; District 6,
Apopka Senior; District 7, Turkey
Creek Senior; District 8, Fort Meade;
District 9, Moore Haven.

A winner isn't nearly as afraid of
losing as a loser is secretly afraid of

A winner works harder than a loser,
and has more time; a loser is always
"too busy" to do what is necessary.

A winner goes through a problem; a
loser goes around it, and never gets
past it.

A winner makes commitments; a
loser makes promises.

A winner knows what to fight for,
and what to compromise on; a loser
compromises on what he shouldn't,
and fights for what isn't worthwhile
fighting about.

The Florida Future Farmer



P. O. Box 856, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

(but you want to stay close to agriculture)



We know, and you know, that there just aren't enough farms
available for every rural youth who would choose farming
as his profession.
But there is a good alternative, in thousands of agriculturally
related businesses. As farming takes on greater and greater
importance each year, opportunities multiply for the
agri-business industries furnishing the supplies and services
farming requires.
Take your choice: Teaching, research, manufacturing,
marketing, communications-you name it-the opportunity
for you to contribute is unlimited.
The challenges are exciting; the rewards can be great. And
you'll still be making an important contribution to agriculture.
How do you start? If you have the background or the interest,
write to your State Land Grant College Admissions Office, or
Agricultural Communications Department for more information.

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Past Officers
To Be Honored
The Florida FFA Executive Com-
mittee has developed a plan for
giving proper recognition to past
state officers. The plan is to make a
special award to all past officers by
five-year groups. In 1970, these men
were recognized during the Annual
State FFA Convention. The 1929-30
to 1933-34 officers were the first
group honored. During the 1971
Convention the 1934-35 to 1938-39
officers will receive special recog-
nition, Thursday evening, June 17.
The highlight of the awards pro-
gram will come during the 50th or
Golden Anniversary of the Florida
Association, Future Farmers of
America during the 1978 Conven-
tion. At that time the original set of
state officers (1929-30) will become
charter members of the Golden Gavel
Club. During each succeeding year a
new 50 year group will be presented
with membership in the select club.
The first step in organizing this
select group of individuals into the
Golden Gavel Club was taken last
This is the first recognition of its
type given or planned by any state
association. It serves worthwhile
purposes: a way of saying "thank
you" for a year of service as a state
officer; bridge the information gap in
an ever-changing program; and
develop an appreciation for the
history of the Association.
Your assistance is needed in this
worthwhile recognition program.
Past state officers may have been
members of your chapter or may
presently be living in your com-
munity. If you have any information
concerning the present address of a
past state officer please send it to the
State FFA Executive Secretary.
The awards program is designed
for past NFA and FFA state officers.
Your cooperation and assistance in
locating the past officers is urgently
A picture of the 1938-39 State
Officers appears in this issue. Styles
have certainly changed.

14. .

The 1938-39 state officers were: Front row, Billy Johnson, Griffin Bishop, J.
Wayne Poucher, George Hindery, W. C. Garrett; Back row, J. F. Williams
(state advisor), John Folks, Albert Crosby.

How You Make

Being Introduced to Others:
1. Look the new acquaintance in the
eye when extending your hand. Smile!
Grip the new acquaintance's hand firmly
no bone crushing, but no cold fish
2. Ask the name again if you misunder-
stand it. Use the acquaintance's name as
soon as possible to help remember it.
Acknowledge an introduction with, "How
do you do, Mr. (name)."
3. Boys and men always rise to their
feet when being introduced to anyone,
even another male. Men and boys wait for
the girl to extend her hand because the
choice rests with the lady between
shaking hands and not shaking hands. If
in a group, don't extend hand to acquain-
tance in front of others.
4. After an introduction, a brief con-
versation usually follows. When you are
ready to leave, you should express your
pleasure for having made the new ac-
quaintance with, "I hope to see you
again", or "I have enjoyed meeting you".
To which the proper response is, "Thank
you". Remember first impressions are
extremely important.
Introducing Others:
1. Name first the older, more dis-
tinquished, the lady or girl then the
other person. Introduce people in an easy,
nonchalant, friendly manner. Have
names clearly in mind before introducing
the two parties. Pronounce both names
distinctly and slowly.
2. Common introduction phrases often
used are: "Mr. (older person), may I
present Mr. (younger person)." "Mother, I
want you to meet, Mr. ." "Dad,
this is Bill Jones, a fellow FFA officer."
3. After giving the introduction, give

cues for conversation such as: "Mr.
__ this is Joe Smith who went
fishing with me last summer."
4. If introducing one person to a small
group, you may say, "I want all of you to
meet my friend Dick Black. Dick, this is
Ruth, Sue, Al, and Johnnie." (Avoid
pointing to individuals as they are

Nat'l Delegate
Info Given

The National FFA Constitution was
amended at the 1968 national FFA
convention. Each State association is
entitled to send two delegates from its
active membership to the
convention, plus one additional
delegate for each 10,000 active
members or major fraction thereof
above the first 10,000, such delegates
to be selected as provided in the State
Constitution and By-Laws.
The assignment of all delegates to
specific standing convention com-
mittees, except the Nominating
Committee, will be made at the July
meeting of the Boards of National
Officers and Directors.
The Nominating Committee will
be selected by the National Officers
and the Regional Adult Board mem-
bers at the October meeting of the
Boards, just prior to the convention.
The committee will be made up from
delegates already assigned to other
committees and announced at the
time of the Officer-Delegate Lunch-
eon, but, a member will serve on only
one committee.


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