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1976-77 State Officers
Left to right-Terry Isaacs, President,
Groveland Chapter; Rick Jackson,
Vice President, South Sumter
Chapter; Woody Hildebrandt,
Secretary, Greensboro Chapter; Eddy
Kirkland, Vice President, Bartow
Chapter; Ricky DeMaria, Vice Presi-
dent, Miami-McArthur Chapter;
Randy Hanna, Vice President, Greens-
boro Chapter; Mike Carruth, Vice
President, Hamilton County Chapter.



48th Was

A Future

For America
At the 48th Annual State Convention,
there was a great feeling of pride and
unity as the chapter members from all
over the state gathered at the
Sheraton-Towers in Orlando. The 1500
FFAers were welcomed to Orlando by
Superintendent of Orange County
Schools, Dr. L. Linton Deck.
Among the many prominent guests
attending were Doug Loudenslager,
National FFA Vice President, Bobby
Lord, Country and Western Enter-
tainer, and Doyle Conner, Commis-
sioner of Agriculture and Consumer
Services.
Events of special interest were the
election of officers, meal functions
sponsored by Florida firms, public
speaking, and parliamentary


1976-77
State Officers
President ................. Terry Isaacs, Groveland
Secretary ........... Woody Hildebrandt, Greensboro
Vice President ........... Randy Hanna, Greensboro
Vice President ...... Mike Carruth, Hamilton County
Vice President ........Rickey Jackson, South Sumter
Vice President ............. Eddy Kirkland, Bartow
Vice President ......Ricky DeMaria, Miami-McArthur
Program Consultant ...... Gary Bartley, Tallahassee
Program Director ......... .Joe Kirkland, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer
Volume XXXVIII, Number 3
Fall 1976
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., 410 W.
Verona St., P.O. Box 1030, Kissimmee, Florida 32741, for
the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America. Sec-
ond class postage paid at Kissimmee, Florida 32741.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS, undeliverable copies, and
editorial correspondence should be sent to Gary Bartley
Knott Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. No subscrip-
tions sold.
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, FFA, is sponsored by
State Department of Education. Ralph D. Turlington,
Commissioner of Education; Joe D. Mills, Director of
Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education; Joe R. Kirk-
land, Program Director, Agricultural Education, Tallahas-
see, Florida.


procedure contests, vegetable judging,
demonstration contests, presentation
of awards, scholarships and honorary
degrees. Newly elected officers were:
President, Terry Isaacs, Groveland;
Secretary, Woody Hildebrandt,
Greensboro; Vice-President, Mike
Carruth, Hamilton County; Vice-
President, Randy Hanna, Greensboro;
Vice-President, Rick Jackson, South
Sumter; Vice-President, Eddy
Kirkland, Bartow; Vice-President,
Ricky DeMaria, Miami-McArthur.

BOAC Awards
The Mulberry Senior FFA Chapter is
the State winner in the Building Our
American Community Programs. The
major BOAC activity of the Mulberry
Chapter was "Developing Bicenten-
nial Park" at the Community Civic
Center.
The over all emphasis of the
chapter BOAC program was "Qualify-
ing Mulberry as a Bicentennial Com-
munity". The BOAC Committee com-
pleted the Mini-Park, landscaped
Bicentennial Park, contributed $8,000
toward an $80,000 project, worked over
1,350 hours, and many minor
programs. These include Marine
Corps Tree Planting, land survey and
clearing, care and maintenance,
walkways and steps, park signs, nature
trails and Memory Lane.
Mulberry, Santa Fe, Okeechobee
and Zephyrhills applications were con-
sidered as the state's gold emblem
chapters in the BOAC program.
Those receiving the silver emblem
award plaques are: Bartow Sr.,
Newberry Sr., Allentown, Haines City,
Groveland Sr., Vernon, South Sumter
Sr., Orlando-Colonial, Blountstown,
Orlando-Evans.


Those receiving bronze award
plaques are: Greensboro, Tallahassee-
Godby, Tampa Bay Vo-Tech, and
Moore Haven.

New Chapters Chartered
Joe Kirkland, State Advisor,
presented charters to the new
chapters. These chapters had to
establish their own program of
activities, develop a constitution and
bylaws and submit a membership
roster by Oct. 31, to qualify.
The New chapters are: Manatee
Vo-Tech Chapter; McLane Thorough-
bred Chapter; Taylor Junior Chapter;
Spruce Creek Chapter; West Orange
Chapter; Charlotte County Junior
Chapter, Golfview Chapter; Holly
Hills Chapter, Sixteenth Street
Chapter; Milton Junior Chapter;
Mainland Junior Chapter; St.
Augustine Vo-Tech Chapter;
Woodham Junior Chapter; Liberty
Junior Chapter and the Brooksville
FFA Chapter.





The Convention

Issue Cover

Williston FFA Chapter takes first
place in the State Parlimentary
Procedure contest. Advisors are Kelly
Tyler and Robert Philpot. Mr. T.K.
McClain represented Florida Farm
Bureau Insurance Companies, the
cooperating sponsor.


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The Recipient of the Building Our American Communities Representatives of the Santa Fe Senior Chapter are shown
Governor's Citation is the Mulberry Chapter. State Vice receiving the State Cooperative Contest Award from Mr.
President Kelton Stephenson is shown with several repre- Phil Conant, Vice President, and Chairman of the Youth
sentatives of the chapter and advisors are Eugene Doss and Committee of the Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
Sylvester Andrews. The Chapter advisor is W. C. Geiger.


Chapter Cooperative Awards
One of the fastest growing chapter con-
tests is the Chapter Cooperative
Contest. The purpose of this contest is
to promote and recognize training
experience in cooperative activities of
the chapter and to reward them as
such.


The top chapters in each Region
received $50 and a plaque, $35 for
second place, $25 for third place, and
the fourth place winner in each region
received $10.
Phil Conant, a representative of
the Florida Council of Farmer
Cooperatives, presented the awards.
The Region I winner is the Popular


Springs Chapter; the winner from
Region II is the Interlachen Chapter;
South Sumter Senior is the Region HI
winner; the Region IV recipient is the
Bartow Senior Chapter and
Okeechobee is the Region V winner.
A $700 check and a gold plaque was
presented to the Santa Fe Senior
Chapter for being named the 1976


Bryan Mobley of the Baker County Chapter was named the The State winner in the Chapter Forestry Contest is the
Seaboard Coastline Forestry Award Winner. Bryan received Gainesville Agribusiness FFA Chapter. State Advisor Joe
a trophy and $325 from Mr. Alan Fowler, the Assistant Kirkland presents the award on behalf of the St. Regis Paper
General Industrial Forester for the Seaboard Coastline Company, to a chapter representative and advisor John
Railroad from Richmond, Virginia. His chapter advisor is Folks.
Jack Williams.


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State Winner. This money was used to
help defray their expenses to the
American Institute of Cooperatives
meeting at Blacksburg, Va. in August.
The chapter advisors are Larry Reese,
W. C. Geiger, Bill Farrell, and Earl
Evans.

Seaboard Forestry Awards
Since forestry is a vital part of our
state and national economy, the
Seaboard Coastline Railroad Com-
pany has selected outstanding
individuals with experience in
forestry.
Alan Fowler, the Assistant General
Industrial Forester for the Seaboard
Coastline Railroad from Richmond,
Virginia, sponsors the following
awards. In Fifth Place, Damon
Caruthers of the Mulberry Chapter; In
Fourth Place, David Ray of the Baker
County Chapter; Charles Sanders,
Palatka Chapter placed Third; In
Second Place, Morgan Henry of the
Bunnell Chapter and the 1976 State
Winner is Bryan Mobley of the Baker
County Chapter. His advisor is Mr.
Jack Williams. Bryan received a
trophy and $325 to cover his expenses
on the Seaboard Coastline Forestry
Tour and the National Convention.
His advisor also receives $125.00.

Chapter Forestry Awards
The St. Regis Paper Company plays
an important part in the activities of
the Florida Association, FFA as they
are the sponsors of our Chapter
Forestry Contest.
In Fifth Place, the Mayo Chapter,
Advisor Thomas Hart; in Fourth
Place, The Lake Butler Chapter,
Advisors James Brown and Clark
Woods; In Third Place, The Pensacola
Tate Chapter, Advisors O. R. Farish,
T. W. Taylor, Tom Hughes and Steve
Wood; In Second Place, the Palatka
Chapter, Advisor Jim Ward. The best
chapter scrapbook in forestry went to
the Baker Chapter, Advisor Gordon
Walther.
The State Winning Chapter is the
Gainesville Agribusiness Chapter.
Their advisors are John Folks and Bud
Riviere. All the winning chapters
received their checks at the Annual
VTAE Conference in August.

Star Greenhand Awards
The 1975-76 State Star Greenhand is
Harrell H. Phillips, Jr.
Harrell is a 16 year old junior at
Williston High School. His first year
program included a swine operation of
90 head owned in partnership with a
cousin, a show steer, and 2 acres of
vegetables. His current program


Harrell Phillips, the 1976 State Star Greenhand, is shown pictured with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrell Phillips, receiving his award from Richard Kelly,
Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Agriculture. His advisors are Kelly
Tyler and Robert Philpot.


Mr. Floyd Philmon, representing Lykes Pasco Packing Company, presents the
1976 State Public Speaking Award to Mike Carruth, Hamilton County Senior
Chapter, while his advisor, Ronald Hobbs, looks on.


The State Winner in Citrus Production is Wayne Simmons of the Plant City
Senior Chapter. Shown receiving the award with him is his advisor Ray Clark.


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Mr. Marcus Shackelford, representing Florida Citrus
Mutual presents the State Winning Citrus Placement
Award to Otis Stanley and the Haines City Senior Chapter.
His advisor is Mr. Jack Halabrin.


Marcia Freeman, Okeechobee Chapter, was named the 1976
State Winner in Beef Breeding. Mr. Jim Mummey,
Executive Vice President of the Florida Cattleman's Asso-
ciation and Miss Becky Bateman, Sweetheart for the
Florida Cattleman's Association presented the awards. The
advisor of the Okeechobee Chapter is Mr. Jim Knight.


Mr. B. N. Fuller, representing Wayne Feeds of Auburn,
Alabama and Mr. Wayne Bass of the Florida Poultry
Federation presents the State Poultry Production Award to
Charles Nelson of the Santa Fe Senior Chapter. His chapter
advisor is Mr. W. C. Geiger. A check for $100, on behalf of
the National FFA Foundation, was also presented to
Charles.


The Zephyrhills Senior FFA Chapter was named the State
Winner in the FFA Safety Program. FFA Regional Consul-
tant F. D. McCormick presents the award to a chapter
representative and advisor Karl Boger.


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includes 100 swine, 2 show steers, one
heifer, and 8 calves. Harrell serves the
Williston FFA as their chapter sen-
tinel. He attended the Regional
Leadership School, was Star Camper
at Forestry Camp and attended both
State and National Conventions. He
was also a member of the livestock
judging team, meats judging team,
forestry and parliamentary procedure
teams. He maintains a sparkling A
grade average while serving as a class
officer, a student council member and
a member of the Beta Club.
The 1975-76 State Star Greenhand
plans to attend college and return to
the farm or possibly attain a degree in
Veterinary Medicine. Harrell will
receive a check for $150 from the
Department of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services. Checks of $100 each
will also be presented to the Regional
Star Greenhands; Region I is Buren
Eddins, Malone; Region II is Jefferson
Miller, Bronson; Region II is Lisa
Stephens, South Sumter; Region IV is
Monty Davis, Mulberry; and Tom
Collier from the Moore Haven Chapter
is the Region V winner.
Citrus Awards
Mr. Richard Kelly presented $200.00 checks to five outstanding members wi
One of Florida's most important excelled in Leadership Activities. They are, from left to right: Maria Freeman, Ne
industries is citrus. The citrus growers Waters, Rick Jackson, Mike Carruth, and Larry Kelly. These scholarships ai
of this state produce over 75 percent of sponsored annually by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
the world's citrus. Robert Gibson,
Director of Grove Division, Florida
Citrus Mutual, was present to
recognize several outstanding
individuals for their citrus projects.
Gary Turner from the Groveland
Senior Chapter was the Region HI I..
winner and Timmy Sisson from the *
Haines City Senior Chapter was the
winner in Region IV. The State
Winner in Citrus Placement was Otis
Stanley from the Haines City Senior
Chapter. His advisors are Jack
Halabrin and Charles Williams.
In the division of Citrus Produc- f,
tion, Martin Reynolds from the
Lakeland Senior Chapter was the
Region IV Winner. George Toole from
the Groveland Senior Chapter was the
Region III winner. The State Winner is
Wayne Simmons of the Plant City
Senior Chapter. His advisors are Ray
Clark, Loris Simmons, Oscar
Lastinger and James Ingram.
Public Speaking
The five finalists in the public speaking
contest all gave interesting and
impressive speeches. All showed the
true public speaking ability that they
had developed through the FFA.
However, an elimination had to
follow, and the results were: Fifth
place, Eddy Kirkland, Bartow Senior; Mr. Richard Kelly presents the Doyle Conner Scholarships to five outstandi
Fourth place, Ricky DeMaria, Miami- young members who have excelled in Livestock activities.


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Charles Back from the Zephyrhills Chapter was presented
the State Award in Home Improvement. Mr. Ray Cooney,
President of Scotty's Inc. presented the award. Mr. Karl
Boger is the advisor. A $100 check was also presented on
behalf of the National FFA Foundation.


The State Winning Team in the Agriculture Mechanics
Contest is the Sanford-Seminole FFA Chapter. The Chapter
Advisor is Stewart Baker. Presenting the award for Inter-
national Harvester Dealers of Florida is Mr. E. A. Travis.


McArthur; Third place, Stuart
Christmas, Chipley; Second place,
Terry Isaacs, Groveland Senior; the
State Winner is Mike Carruth of
Hamilton County. His advisor is Mr.
Ronald Hobbs. Mike will represent the
Florida Association at Tri-State
Contest in Puerto Rico in September.
Chapter Safety Contest
With the tremendous number of acci-
dents that occur around us each day,


we can see why the FFA places major
emphasis in the fields of safety and
accident prevention.
Every year farm accidents take
their toll of lives across the country.
Therefore, the Chapter Safety
Program was developed and many
accidents around the home, on the
farm and in our communities are being
prevented.
The 1976 winners in the FFA
Safety Program are as follows: In 5th


place, the Gainesville Agribusiness
FFA Chapter, advisors are Bud Riviere
and John Folks; 4th place, the Bartow
Senior Chapter, advisors are Jim
Selph, Milton Bryan, Harold Hagins
and R. B. O'Berry; 3rd place, the
Santa Fe Senior Chapter, advisors are
Bill Farrell, Earl Evans, Larry Reese
and W. C. Geiger; 2nd place, the
South Sumter Senior FFA Chapter,
advisors are Carl Williams, Howard
Renner and John L. Stephens. All oi


The Santa Fe Senior FFA Chapter placed first in the
Mr. Bobby Lord, emcee for the musical contests, presents Chapter Contest. Receiving the award is Keven Means,
Scott Rowell of the Dade City Junior Chapter with the State Chapter President, and advisors, Larry Reese, W. C. Geiger,
Champion Pennant. The award is sponsored by Florida and Earl Evans. Presenting the award for Belk-Lindsey
Farm Bureau Federation. Stores is Mr. John Land.


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the above chapters received a plaque
for their achievements.
The State Winner in the Chapter
Safety Contest is the Zephyrhills FFA
Chapter. The chapter implemented a
year round safety program outlined by
the National Safety Council entitled
"Monthly Emphasis for Year Round
Safety Activities." Each month the
chapter stressed some area of safety to
the community and chapter members.
Beef Breeding Award
Marcia Freeman from the Okeechobee
Chapter is the State Winner of Beef
Breeding. Marcia's project consisted of
100% ownership in 44 head of
Charolais and Limousin Cattle, plus
11 calves and 3 steers.
The management program consists
of artificial breeding and even an
embryo transplant of which is rather
unique in the cattle industry. Marcia
has showed cattle in many shows and
received grand and reserve grand
champions. Marcia plans to attend
college and major in animal science.
Feeder Steer Award Winner
The Feeder Steer Award Winner for
1975-76 is Lisa Stephens. Lisa's proj-
ect consisted of two Charolais/Angus
cross steers. Lisa is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Stephens. Lisa
served as president of the junior
chapter, participated in public and
parliamentary procedure contests. Her
plans are to attend college and enter
some field of agriculture.


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Representing the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Company is Mr. T. K. McLane
who presented the State Winning Parliamentary Procedure Award to the Williston
Senior Chapter. Chapter advisors are Kelly Tyler and Robert Philpot.


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The West Orange FFA Chapter String Band captured first
place in the State Contest. Larry Crosby, Steven Norris, Jay
Peacock, and advisor Jerome Caras accept the award from
Mr. Bobby Lord.


David Harley and Jimmy Gaskins of the Bradford Junior
Chapter were named the top team in the Marketing Division
of the Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration Contest.


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Dr. Max McGee of the University of Florida presented the In the Production Division of the Ornamental Horticulture
State Winning Scrapbook Award to the Okeechobee Sr. FFA Demonstration Contest, Brian Stallings was proclaimed the
Chapter. Marcia Freeman and advisor Wayne Clark accept State Winner.
the award.


Leadership Awards
Richard Kelly, Executive Assistant,
Department of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services, presented the
Leadership Awards to five young
members.
The following were selected from
the State Farmers which excelled in
leadership: Larry Kelly, Allentown
Chapter, Region I; Mike Carruth,


Hamilton County Chapter, Region II;
Rickey Jackson, South Sumter
Chapter, Region III; Ned Waters,
Bartow Senior Chapter, Region IV;
and Marcia Freeman, Okeechobee
Chapter, Region V.

Conner Scholarship
The 1976 Doyle Conner Scholar-
ships of $200 each were also present-


ed by Mr. Kelley. The Region I recip-
ient was Woody Hildebrandt of
the Greensboro Chapter; Alice Chaffin
of the Newberry Chapter is the Region
II winner; from the Orlando-Colonial
Chapter, Kenley Redditt claimed the
Region III Award; Keith Williams
from the Kathleen Chapter is the
Region IV winner; and The Region V
winner is Marcia Freeman of the
Okeechobee Chapter.


Mr. Jim Mummey, President of Florida Cattleman's
Association and Miss Becky Bateman, Cattleman's
Sweetheart, present the State Livestock Production Award
to Kelly Durrance of the Hardee County Chapter. His
advisors are Ronald Durrance and Ronnie Crawford. Kelly
also received a $100 check on behalf of the National FFA
Foundation.


Commissioner of Agriculture, Doyle Conner presents the
State Beef Production Award to Hugh Hunter of the
Hamilton County Chapter on behalf of the Florida Beef
Cattle Improvement Association. His chapter advisor is
Ronald Hobbs. The National FFA Foundation presented an
additional $100 to Hugh.


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Honorary State Farmer Degree
Rick Stratton, State Secretary, read
the names of those recommended by
the State Executive Committee to
receive the Honorary State Farmer
Degrees. The list was approved.
Those receiving the degrees were:
Bill Schlitzkus, C. A. Bellum, Thomas
J. MacCublin, Elmer E. Badger, O. T.
Stoutamire, Henry Barrow, W. R.
Hancock, Jr., L. O. Baldwin, Mason
M. Rowe, Mr. Charles Gray and Noma
Norman.

FRM Awards
For many years Flint River Mills of
Bainbridge, Georgia, has sponsored
many Leadership Awards for members
from Region I. This past year they
sponsored a chapter Livestock
Improvement Award for chapters from
Regions I and II. The purpose of these
awards are to recognize chapters and
members who have developed out-
standing Livestock programs.
The Regional chapter winners
received checks for $100.00 and a
plaque. The chapter-a check for $150.
The top individual livestock student-
a check for $150.00. And a check for
$150.00 to the sponsoring FRM dealer.
The Region I winner is the Greens-
boro Chapter. The chapter advisor is
Mr. Neil Deese and the top individual
is Randy Hanna. Mr. Paul Monk of
Quincy Feed Mills is the sponsoring
FRM dealer. Taking second and third
places, respectively, are the Malone
and Allentown Chapters.
Region II's winner is the Bronson
FFA Chapter. The chapter advisor is
Mr. James Deas and Cheryl Quincy is
the outstanding individual. Mr. W. C.
McIntosh of Al-Mack Farm Supply,
Inc., is manager of the sponsoring
FRM store. Santa Fe and Lake Butler
claimed second and third places in
Region II.


Mr. C. A. Bellum, Mr. Thomas MacCubbin, Mr. Chops Hancock, Mr. Charles
Gray, Mr. Elmer Badger, Mr. Henry Barrow, Mr. Bill Schlitzkus, Mr. Noma
Norman, Mr. Mason M. Rowe, Mr. O. T. Stoutamire, and Mr. L. O. Baldwin were
elected to receive the Honorary State Farmer Degree at the 48th Annual State
Convention.


State Star Farmer
Star State Farmer for 1975-76 is
Michael Bielling of the Lake Butler
FFA Chapter. Michael is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bielling. Michael
lives and works on the 575 acre farm
near Providence, Florida. The major
portion of his farming consists of a hog
operation, consisting of approximately
90 brood sows.


Michael also produces tobacco and
soybeans. Michael's future plans are
centered around the expansion of his
supervised experience program and
the development of a partnership
agreement between him and his father
and brother for the management of the
total farming operation.
Michael received a check for $200
from the National FFA Foundation


State President, Chris Hardee, pre-
sents the Distinguished Service Award
to Mr. Henry Lunsford, former prin-
cipal at Gainesville Agribusiness
Chapter.


Mr. Bruce Hutchcraft of WTVT, Channel 13, in Tampa presents the Star State
Farmer Trophy to Michael Bielling of the Lake Butler Chapter.


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The 1975-76 Regional Star Farmers from left to right: Region V-Marcia Freeman;
Region IV-Ned Waters; Regio- 'U-Derek Hall; Region II-Michael Bielling;
Region I-Darryl Ditty.


and a trophy from Bruce Hutchcraft of
WTVT of Tampa.
Four Regional Star Farmers
received $75 each on behalf of the
Production Credit Associations of
Florida and the Federal Land Bank
Associations of Florida. Region I is
Darryl Ditty, Malone Chapter; Region
III is Derek Hall, South Sumter;


Region IV is Ned Waters, Bartow
Senior and Marcia Freeman is the
Region V winner.

State Star Agribusinessman
The 1975-76 State Star Agribusiness-
man is Eddy Kirkland of the Bartow
Senior FFA Chapter. Eddy is the son


Honorable Doyle Conner, Commis-
sioner of Agriculture, and former State
and National FFA President spoke at
the First Session of the 48th Annual
State Convention.

of Mr. and Mrs. John Kirkland of Bar-
tow.
Eddy has been an employee of the
Publix Produce Warehouse in
Lakeland for a year and a half, and has
had many varied experiences. As an
employee he has operated forklifts,
loaded and unloaded trucks, sorted
and packaged all types of produce.
Eddy has also had agribusiness
experience through previous employ-
ment as a meat market manager.
Through the experience gained at


r. i Mr. Bobby Lord, of Tampa, Florida,
The Dade City Senior Chapter placed first in the State Citrus Judging Contest. served as the Master of Ceremonies for
Chapter Advisor, Ed Dillard and team members receive the award from State the musical contests at the 1975-76
Advisor, Joe Kirkland, representing Florida Citrus Mutual. State Convention.


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Lisa Stephens, of the South Sumter Senior Chapter, was Mr. John Folks, Florida Power Corporation, and Mr. Robert
named the State Winner in the Feeder Steer Program spon- Lewis, Tampa Elect Coop., present Billy Ray of the South
scored by the Florida Cattlemen's Association. Sumter Senior Chapter with the State Electrification
Award.



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Mr. Joe Kirkland, State Advisor, presents the Tampa Bay
Tech FFA Chapter with the State Ornamental Horticulture
Judging Team Award. Shown are team members, Steve
Griffith, Cindy Romans, James Evans, Steve Pardue, and
Advisor John Davidson.


Scott Jones, Wayne Adams, Gary Roberts, and Greg
Seymour are members of the Taylor Senior FFA Chapter
Quartet which placed first at the State Contest. Master of
Ceremonies Bobby Lord presents the award to the team
members.


The 1976 State winner in Soil and Water Management is Representing the Federal Land Bank Associations of Florida
Jeff Means of the Santa Fe Senior Chapter. Advisor Larry and the Production Credit Associations of Florida, Mr.
Reese looks on as Ron Jeffries, former State FFA Advisor, Clyde Johnson presents the State Dairy Production Award
presents the award on behalf of the Soil Conservation- to Sally Wilson, a member of the Santa Fe Senior Chapter.
Service. Jeff also received $100 on behalf of the National Mr. Larry Reese is her advisor. Also presented was a $100
FFA Foundation. check on behalf of the National FFA Foundation.


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District Business meetings play an important part in any state FFA Convention.
District VII members carry out their business for the coming year.


The State Winner in Horse Production is Cindy Smith of the
Bartow Senior Chapter. Dr. Glenn Morrill presented the
awards on behalf of the Florida Quarter Horse Association.
Her advisor is R. B. O'Berry. She also received $100 from the
National FFA Foundation.


Mr. Chops Hancock, Florida FFA
Alumni Board Chairman, presents
brief remarks at the 1975-76 State
Convention.


Mr. Joe Kirkland, State Advisor, representing the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, presents the State
Fish and Wildlife Management Award to William Bart
Waters of the Santa Fe Chapter. His advisor is Larry Reese.
A $100 check, on behalf of the Nation FFA Foundation, was
also presented.


Mr. Carl Garrett of Florida Tractor
Corporation in Jacksonville presents
The 1976 Tractor Operations and Sonja Tenly of the Bradford Senior Bill Erixton of the Hamilton County
Maintenance Contestants and Judges. Chapter was named the State Winner Chapter with the State Agricultural
Fort Tractor Dealers of Florida spon- in the Landscape Design Division of Mechanics Award. His advisor is Mr.
sors the contest. the Ornamental Horticulture Demon- Ronald Hobbs. A $100 check was also
station Contest. presented on behalf of the National
FFA Foundation.


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1975-76 State President, Chris
Hardee, Chiefland Chapter gives his
final remarks as a State Officer during
the Thursday Morning Session.


Tommy Stoutamire of the Liberty County FFA Chapter is the 1976 State Winner
in Outdoor Recreation. Advisor, Sam Carroll looks on as Virgil Davis, President of
Cen-Com Associates makes the presentation. A $100 check was also given on
behalf of the National FFA Foundation.


Randy Hanna, Greensboro Chapter, was named the State Winner in Placement in
Processing. Making the presentation was Mr. Charles Thomas, representing the
Production Credit Associations of Florida and the Federal Land Bank Associations
of Florida. His advisor is L. N. Deese. A $100 check was also presented on behalf of
the National FFA Foundation.


Tommy Miller, Bradford Sr. Chapter
was named the 1976 State Winner in
Placement in Sales and/or Service.
Mr. Charles Thomas representing the
Production Credit Associations of
Florida and the Federal Land Bank
Association of Florida presented the
awards. Mr. Greg Alvarez and Mr.
Paul Hutchins are the Bradford
Chapter Advisors. He also received
$100 from the National FFA Founda-
tion.


Michael Bielling of the Lake Butler
Senior FFA Chapter was named the
State Winner in Agricultural Produc-
tion. Mr. Neil Johnson of Marianna
PCA presented the award. Chapter
advisor is Jim Brown. Michael also
received a $100 check from the
National FFA Foundation.


Fall, 1976



























Doug Loudenslager, National FFA
Vice President, delivers his address at
the 1975-76 State Convention.


''1
A long time supporter of Florida Agri-
culture, State Representative Wayne
Mixson spoke at the Delegate and
Advisors Luncheon at the 1976 State
Convention.


Terry Isaacs of the Groveland Senior
FFA Chapter was elected State Presi-
dent of the Florida Association, FFA
at the 1976 State Convention. His
advisor is Mr. Freddie Garner.


Jane Prox of the Interlachen Chapter was named the State Winner in the Use Divi-
sion of the Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration Contest.


Doug Holmberg representing the Florida Vocational Agriculture Teachers Asso-
ciation, presents an outstanding service award to State President Chris Hardee of
Chiefland.


Darryl Ditty, Malone Chapter, was named the State Winner in Crop Production.
Advisor Charles Saunders looks on as State Advisor, Joe Kirkland presents the
award on behalf of Dixie Lime and Stone Company. He also received a $100 check
on behalf of the National FFA Foundation.


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Mr. Joe Kirkland, State Advisor, far left, presents the Dairy Products Awards on
behalf of T. G. Lee Foods of Orlando to the 1976 State Winners from the South
Sumter Chapter. Howard Renner is the advisor.


The Palatka Senior Chapter had the State Winning Land Judging Team. Chapter
advisor, Jim Ward is shown pictured with his team along with State Program Con-
sultant Gary Bartley who presented the awards on behalf of the Florida Chapter of
the Soil Conservation Society of America.


Mr. Joe Kirkland, representing the Florida Dairy Farmers, Inc., presented the
State Dairy Judging Contest Award to the Hardee Senior FFA Chapter. Chapter
Advisor is Ronnie Crawford.


Florida Future Farmer








Publix, Eddy plans to establish his
own business as a produce wholesaler.
Eddy has attended the National FFA
Leadership Conference in Washington
and the National FFA Convention
serving as a member of the courtesy
crops.
Eddy received a check for $200
from the National FFA Foundation
and a trophy from Bob Lee, President
of the Agribusiness Institute of
Florida.
Four Regional Star Agribusiness-
men Awards of $75 each went to
regional winners and they were also
sponsored by the Agribusiness
Institute; Region I is Larry Kelley,
Allentown; Region II is Gerald Swilley,
Sante Fe; Region III is Kenley Redditt,
Orlando and Roger Butler is the
Region V winner.
Judging Teams Recognized
The state judging teams were
recognized for their many hours of skill
and concentration.
The Palatka Senior Chapter was
recognized as the winner of the State
Land Judging Contest. Tampa Bay
Vo-Tech was the Ornamental Hor-
ticulture winner and Dade City was
recognized as the Livestock Judging
team winner.
The Sanford-Seminole Chapter
took the honors in the Agricultural
Mechanics Contest. The Dairy Judg-
ing Contest was won by the Hardee
Senior Chapter with the Dairy
Products Contest going to the South
Sumter Chapter.
The Meats Judging Contest was
won by the Hardee Senior Chapter.
Dade City Senior Chapter took first


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Chapter Advisor Richard La:,e 'oks
on as Regional Consultant, Joh,
Denmark, presents the State
Vegetable Judging Team Award to the
members of the Dade City FFA
Chapter.


Fall, 1976


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CONGRATULATIONS TO FFF MEMBERS

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1010 Dade City Hwy. 0 P.O. Box 325
Ph. 796-5171 Brooksville. Fla. 33512


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CONGRATULATIONS
To Florida Future Farmers
205 Denton Avenue
Auburndale, Florida 33823
(813) 967-1111


GOOD LUCK To FFA Members
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Has A.I. bred to performance proven Limousin
Bulls for five years. We are convinced that
Limousin give superior performance on both
grass and grain. The carcass is superior in
cutability and quality.
We recently purchased a pure Limousin Bull
that was born in Sweden. He is a growth,
smooth muscled beauty. Visitors are welcome
at any time.
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SHORTHORNS
Polled and Horned
Our herd is Federally Certified for Bru-
cellosis (No. 400) & Accredited for T.B.
Pauline N. Smith-Owner
813/293-2930 Winter Haven, Fla
Ranch off SR 542 on Buckeye Rd. 3
miles N.E:

Best Wishes to FFA Members
Stardust Ranch
Performance Testing Since 1958
Reg. Angus Cattle Since 1945
Bulls for sale.
Henry and Jeannette Chitty
Phone (Gainesville) 904/372-1650
MICANOPY, FLORIDA


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Still producing top quality
BRAHMANS
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KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA
Phone 305/846-2168


Registered Brahman Cattle

J. K. STUART

BARTOW FLORIDA


Try a Brahman Project!



Purebred Brahmans are in strong demand, because cattlemen are
increasingly recognizing the fact that only the Brahman cross can
provide the most in hybrid vigor. Perhaps you can work with your own
purebred Brahmans like other FFA members who won Scholarships at
the FFA convention. Or use a crossbred steer to feed out. EBA offers a
large cash prize for any youth steer showing a Brahman crossbred to
grand champion carcass at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. Ask us about
the advantages of purchasing your Brahman project from an EBA
member.


COMING BRAHMAN EVENTS TO ATTEND
1st Tifton Brahman Bull Sale, Tifton, GA, November 5
6th Gain-Tested Brahman Bull Sale, Bartow, January 21




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TELEPHONE 305/846-2800 POST OFFICE BOX 1030
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA 32741


Mr. Charles Gray, President of the
Florida Santa Gertrudis Breeders
Association, presents the Dade City
Senior Chapter the State Champion
Livestock Judging Team Award.


Florida Future Farmer


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The Dade City Chapter was named
the top team in the Poultry Judging
Contest. Chapter advisor Ed Dillard
and chapter members receive their
award, sponsored by the Florida
Poultry Federation, from Mr. Joe
Kirkland, State Advisor.

place honors in the Poultry Judging
Contest, Vegetable Judging and
Grading Contest, and the State Citrus
Contest.
Many of the above chapters will
represent the Florida Association in
National Competition at the National
FFA Convention in Kansas City in
November.
There were many FFA members
present at the convention. Some won
awards, others didn't, but all showed
the spirit inherent in the Future
Farmer program.


The Makers of Conibear Equipment

"Serving the Citrus and Cattle Industries
for Over 20 Years"

Congratulates the Florida Future Farmers
on Their 48th Convention

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7 Miles North on U.S. 98 Ph: 813/858-4414



























The 1975-76 State Winning Tractor
Driver is David Tuttle of the
Interlachen Chapter. A repre-
sentative of Ford Tractor Dealers of
Florida presents the award while
advisor Harry Lydick looks on.


Inga Selph, Hamilton County
Chapter, receives the State Swine
Production Award from Dr. Jimmy
Cheek, Teacher Educator, at the
University of Florida, on behalf of the
Florida Swine Producers Association.
S Her advisor is Ronald Hobbs. She also
received $100 from the National FFA
Foundation.




When tillage begins
other arts follow
The farmers therefore are the
founders of human
civilization

Daniel Webster


Fall, 1976


P.O.
BOX 1
1666
DADE
FLA.
LITTLE I
Mrs. W. M. Larkin
Owner
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D-J TONY LAMAYMMT






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A Friendly Message To FUTURE FARMERS
From WINN-DIXIE ...


AGRICULTURE/AGRIBUSINESS

We're a team ... Grower and Food Retailer .. working together to
serve the consumer's food needs.

As food retailers, we at Winn-Dixie depend on agriculture to supply us
with fresh produce, meats, eggs and dairy products to meet the con-
sumer's needs.
In Florida, Agriculture/Agribusiness continues to be our No. 1 industry.

Last year, Winn-Dixie alone paid Florida growers over 33 million dollars
for fresh fruits and vegetables. Additional millions were spent for other
Florida produced or processed merchandise sold through our stores.
Eating will never go out of style.

Choose a satisfying career in an essential industry... Agriculture/Agri-
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Box B
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CONTACT US FOR
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HORSES PONIES LEOPARD DOGS
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PH: 305/568-2351, Rt. 6 Box 921A
ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32807


WHITE FARMS
Home of Hollywood Bill
Registered Quarter Horses
Sale-Oct. 31, 1976
(904) 493-4477
Chiefland, Florida 32626


Thanks To The
Many FFA
Advisors and
Sponsors














Santa

Gertrudis




Ask our members about breeding Santa Gertrudis.


Mrs. Edwin Anspach
Ocala, Fla.
John B. Armstrong
Moore Haven, Fla.
Big B Ranch
Belle Glade, Fla.
Bruce B. Blount
Lake Placid, Fla.
Blackwater Farms
Jasper, Ala.
ane Blanton
Plant City. Fla.
Blue Cypress Lk. Ranch Inc.
Vero Beach
Bonnie Farms
Grand Bay. Ala.
H. A. Bracklns
Vero Beach, Fla.
Troy Burrell
Morrston, Fla.
C & S Ranch
Dunnellon, Fla.
E. H. Chapman
Plant City, Fla.
Circle L Ranch
Elba, Ala
Clarendon Plantation
Burton, S. Carolina
Billy Clenmments
Davenport, Fla.
Clyde L Clause
Wildwood, Fla.
Cove Bend Ranch
Floral City, Fla.
H. E. Danner, Jr.
Glennville, Fla.
D. Russell Daniel
Okeechobee, Fla.
Dietrich Brothers
Orlando, Fla.
Dixie Plantation
Quitman, Ga.
Double D Ranch, Inc.
Loxahatchee, Fla.
Double RJ Farm
Sumerfield. Fla.
R. C. Dun
Independence. Ky.
K. D.Eatmon
Loxhatchee, Fla.
El Rancho Grande
Indiantown. Fla.
Denver Lawrence Elison
Ocala, Fla.
Four Oaks Ranch
Vero Beach, Fla.
Funny Farm
Chiefland, Fla.
Robert B. Oxer
Lake Placid, Fla
R. W. Galnes
Ocala, Fla.
Comer Green
Union Springs, Ala.
Graco Farms
Rutland, Fla.


Gemini Springs Farm
DeBary, Fla.
Grey Rocks Ranch
Birmn gham, Ala
Grifflth Ranch
Okeechobee, Fla.
Gulf & Western
Fellsmere, Fla.
Haines City FFA
Haines City, Fla.
Doulass K. Harwell Jr.
Lakeand, Fla.
Hayes Farm
Elba, Ala.
Hooper Farms
Ocala, Fla.
Puberty Dev. & Cattle Co.
Center Hill, Fla.
Jerry Jones
Jay, Fla.
Laurel Oak Farm
Pompano Beach, Fla.
McCarthy Wiggins
Moore Haven, Fla.
J. Morgan McJunldn
Lake Placid
Dr. H. Brantley McNeel
St Petersburg, Fla.
Myles Hortman
Ochlocknee. Ga.
Billy H. Miller
Centerville, Tenn.
Tam Moody
Vero Beach, Fla.
R. D. Keene Trust
Winter Garden, Fla.
Ann & Gary Kesler
Hartwell, Ga.
Arthur E. Lynn
Callahan, Fla.
MJ Ranch
Vero Beach, Fla.
David Meanrs
Coral Springs, Fla.
Ed Partin, Jr.
St. Cloud, Fla.
L A Pate Farm
Irwinville, Ga.
Pete Miller
Attapulgus, Ga.
Minassian Brothers
Ocala. Fla.
Owens-llinois. Inc.
Jacksonville, Fla
Kenneth L Perkins
Belle Glade, Fla.
J. 0. Philips
Christmas, Fla.
Red Hills Farms
Bainbridge, Ga.
Reynolds Metals
Jamaica, W I.
Ringo Ranch
Immokalee, Fla.


Charles A. Rivard
DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Frank M. Robinson
Locust, Grove, Ga.
Flint Rock Farm
Ocala, Fla.
Rocking W Ranch
Romeo, Fla.
Ross Brothers
Branford, Fla.
Rutland Brothers
Fitzpatrick. Ala
Selby Ranch
Christmas. Fla.
Marvin Sheppard
Ocala. Fla.
J. K. Shirah Farms
Midland, Ala.
Dr. S. M. Simon
Fort Myers, Fla.
Kenneth P. Sisk
Miami, Fla
Joe Sopotnick
New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Stage Coach Ranch
Dade City, Fla.
James I Stephenson
Clewiston, Fla.
Robert B. Strickland
Blackshear, Ga.
Sugar Hill Plantation
Allendale. S.C.
Suwannee Point Ranch
Brandford, Fla
TrS Acres
Live Oak, Fla.
Dwight L Thomas
Lake City, Fla.
Three T Farms
Oak Grove, Ala.
A. R. Toussaint
Miami Shores, Fla.
Triple D Ranch
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Joe Vaughan III
Orlando, Fla.
Eric and Penny Wagner
Ocala. Fla.
George Warca
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Frank N. Warren
Morriston, Fla
Harley Watson Ranch
Arcadia, Fla.
Joe Wattleworth
Williston, Fla.
E. C. Wetherington
Anthony, Fla.
Winnstead Plantation
Thomasville, Ga.
Charles Wolf
Delray Beach, Fla.
Zodiac Ranch
Stuart, Fla.


Florida Santa Gertrudis Ass'n Rt 6, Box 921A. Orlando, Ra. 32807
J. Charles Gray, Pres. Fred Dietrich, Sec.-Treas.
Member of Santa Gertrudis Breeders International, Kingsville. Texas





SUPPORT THE FFF


President Ford

Adresses Officers

In Washington


Woody Hildebrandt, Secretary of the
Florida FFA Association was one of 80
State FFA Officers who met with
President Gerald R. Ford.
The meeting was a highlight of a
week-long State FFA Presidents' Con-
ference in the Nation's Capital. The
conference, sponsored by General
Motors Corporation through the
National FFA Foundation, Inc., was
planned specifically to help new state
officers be more effective leaders in
our Nation.
Woody Hildebrandt is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn W. Hilde-
brandt of Greensboro.
He was elected secretary of the
Florida FFA Association at the State
Convention in Orlando June 15.
In brief remarks to FFA leaders
assembled on the White House lawn
President Ford expressed his belief in
the family structure and in the impor-
tance of the family farm. "The family
farm is important to this nation," said
Ford emphasizing that "We must con-
tinue to have strong family farms."
President Ford pointed out to the
officers that legislation now pending in
Congress would help assure the future
of family farms by reducing the tax
burden in passing farms from one
generation to the next.
President Ford also told the officers
that although the nation is celebrating
200 years of progress, "We haven't
finished yet. We must take the vision
of our forefathers and complete their
dreams," he said.
The meeting with President Ford
followed a breakfast on Capitol Hill for
Congressmen and Senators from every
State. One hundred and sixty
Congressmen and Senators attended
the breakfast and many more were
represented by staff members. The
breakfast, now in its ninth year, is an
opportunity for state officers to visit
informally with their elected repre-
sentatives and is a chance for congres-
sional leaders to discuss government
with young leaders of the future.
In a brief address to the 380 FFA
and government leaders, Eliot Estes,
President of General Motors Corpora-
tion urged that the nation continue to
pursue a policy of encouraging tech-
nological advancement. "There are
opponents of technology who want a
national policy of zero technical
growth," Estes said. "Certainly, we
must weigh the risks and benefits of
new technology, but if we are to con-
tinue to progress, we cannot afford to


Florida Future Farmer


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MARIANNA, FLORIDA 32446


Congratulations To FFA Members
CHAROLAIS
and CHARBRAY CATTLE

K RANCH
Henry Douglas
Ph: 813/782-1571 Ph: 83/782-1936
ZEPHYRHILLS, FLORIDA


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put arbitrary limits on technology. We
cannot stand still," Estes told the
congressional and FFA leaders, "it is
in your hands whether we progress in
our nation's third century."
The week in Washington began last
Sunday with registration and the
opening session outlining the week of
conference activities. Sen. Robert Dole
(R. Kansas) opened the first session
Monday morning with a discussion of
current agricultural legislation on the
floor of the House and Senate. In a
panel discussion on "Issues Facing the
Industry of Agriculture," participants
heard the views of people involved in
Washington agricultural legislation.
Participants on the panel included
John Datt, Director of the Washington
Office of the American Farm Bureau
Federation; James T. Conner,
Washington Representative of
Chemagro Chemical Company, and
Dr. Don Paarlberg, Director of
Economics, U.S. Department of
Agriculture.
Following a Tuesday morning of
visits to Congressmen and Senators on
Capitol Hill, the state presidents
gathered at the U.S. Department of
Agriculture for a special meeting with
Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz
who told the officers that as agri-
culture students they "represent a
great industry."
Citing the importance of
agriculture in foreign trade Butz said
"Agriculture with $22 billion in annual
exports represents our number one
source of foreign exchange, and
enables this nation to have a strong
balance of payments."
Butz urged the FFA state officers
to pursue their leadership goals. "The
main product of rural America is the
leadership potential for the future," he
said, challenging them to "dream, try
new ideas and not be afraid to break
out of a rut." He said the profit incen-
tive is the "gas that makes this
country go" and urged the students to
do all in their power to keep govern-
ment from discouraging advancement
by passing legislation that over-
regulates and discourages develop-
ment.
Wednesday's activities included
discussion of the operation and
activities of the FFA Alumni Associa-
tion and the National FFA Founda-
tion. The FFA Alumni Association
with over 12,000 annual and lifetime
b members has members in every state
and state officers are actively involved
in promoting the growth and develop-
ment of Alumni groups in their states.
State officers were told that more
than 1500 businesses and individuals
are now contributors to the FFA Foun-
dation, Inc. Their sponsorship makes


Fall, 1976


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Many More Successful Years
To Future Farmers of America
J. Pat Corrigan
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Ph: 667-7141, 667-2442
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To The Florida Future Farmers


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We will be selling 75 Polled
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Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz and General Motors youth activities coor-
dinator Ronald O. Woods (left) greet Woody Hildebrandt, secretary of the Florida
FFA Association during the recent Future Farmers of America State Presidents'
Conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by General Motors Corporation.
Woody is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn W. Hildebrandt of Greensboro.


Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz and General Motors youth activities coor-
dinator Ronald O. Woods (left) greet Terry Isaacs, State Pres. of the Florida FFA
Association during the recent Future Farmers of America State Presidents' Con-
ference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by General Motors Corporation. Terry
Isaacs is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Isaacs of Groveland, Florida.


Florida Future Farmer


Brahmans
"With Gentleness Bred in"
W.H. STUART RANCH INC.
M.E. (MAX) Hammond
P.O. Box 250, Bartow, Fla.
Ph. (813) 294-9262


"Top Testing Brahmans"
G.A. TUCKER & SONS
You'll Be Satisfied
With Tucker Brahmans
Rt. 1, Box 1340
Cocoa, Fla. 32922
305/636-2390 305/636-6840


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incentive awards available to FFA
members at the local, state, and
national levels. According to Don
McDowell, Executive Director of the
National FFA Foundation Sponsoring
Committee, the Foundation will
provide a record $776,000 for FFA
programs in 1976.
There was great interest in the
Wednesday afternoon session on
"Election Year Issues," since most of
the state officers have only recently
reached voting age. Guest speaker
John Harms, Editor of the Kiplinger
Business Letter told the officers that
the outcome of this election will have a
lasting effect on them for the rest of
their lives. He urged them to become
politically active for the party of their
choice and gave them some insights
into the Washington political scene as
well as some predictions on the '76
election.
Few cities in the nation offer better
resources for discussions of citizenship
and patriotism than Washington, D.C.
The Wednesday evening program
included a presentation by the six
National Officers on "Why Citizen-


Two hundred and eighty-four (284)
outstanding FFA members received
the coveted State Farmer Degree. Bill
Pickenpaugh presented the State
Farmer pins on behalf of Production
Credit Associations of Florida and the
Federal Land Bank Associations of
Florida.


Mr. Gary Fraser of Southern State
Nurseries presents the State Ornamen-
tal Horticulture Award to Mark
Williams of the Orlando-Colonial
Chapter. His advisor is Bill Sasser. A
$100 check was also presented on
behalf of the National FFA Founda-
tion.


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Watch for announcement of 1977 Florida State Fair dates.


DS RANCH
TWO LOCATIONS
Charolais Bulls & Cows For Sale
W. A. Sails, owner 912/226-9376
Darwin Salls, Mgr Lee Huffman, Mgr
County RD. 77 Rt. 6, Box 321A
Tarpon Springs Thomasville, GA
813/937-7283 912/226-8527

HARBOR VIEW RANCH
Registered Angus
P.O. Box 308 813/639-2146
813/625-5390
CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FLA. 33950


HEMARTHRIA
Altissimma, Strain 95
"BIG ALTA"
Planting grass available in June, any
quantity. Clean, well fertilized and top
quality that pays when you plant.
BABCOCK FLORIDA COMPANY
P.O. Box 1595
Punta Gorda, Fla. 33950
Phone: 813/639-3958
813/639-3069





























The newly elected Florida FFA Officers attended the 1976 Southern Region FFA
Leadership Conference in Fort Valley, Georgia. Pictured from left to right: Gary
Bartley, State Program Consultant; Rick Jackson, State Vice President; Elton
Bouldin, National FFA Vice President; Eddy Kirkland, State Vice President;
Ricky DeMaria, State Vice President; Terry Isaacs, State President; Woody
Hildebrandt, State Secretary; Mike Carruth, State Vice President; Mike Jackson,
National FFA Secretary; Randy Hanna, State FFA Vice President.


ship" followed by the inspirational
"Torchlight Tattoo" program
presented by the U.S. Army at the
Jefferson Memorial.
Friday, the final day of the action
packed week, began with a leadership
workshop conducted by the six
National Officers. Guest speaker Walt
J. Smith of the J. I. Case Company, of
Racine, Wisconsin, posed the question
"Would you sign the Declaration of
Independence." He pointed out that
most of the signers were farmers, and
others were men of wealth who had a
great deal to lose as a result of their
actions. At noon the officers boarded
the buses for a short journey to the
Arlington National Cemetery where
they conducted a Wreath Placing


Ceremony at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldiers. The afternoon was
open for visits to many of the historic
sites, scenic monuments and museums
in Washington, D.C.
The week concluded at a bicenten-
nial banquet hosted by General
Motors and featuring an American
buffet with foods from across the
nation. The evening's program
featured a bicentennial sing along and
entertainment by "The Young Colum-
bians," an enthusiastic singing group
that gives American history "a whole
new look and sound." The 18 voice
singing group portrayed America's
history from Bunker Hill in 1776 to
Broadway today.


The South Sumter Senior FFA Chapter was named the top Forestry Team for the
Florida Association during the 1975-76 school year. Chapter advisor's are John
Stephens and Howard Renner.


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Mr. Jim Bearden, District Manager of
Louisiana Seed Company, Inc., pre-
sented the Funk's 304 Bushell
Challenge Contest Award to the Santa
Fe Senior Chapter. Virgil Deloach and
advisor W. C. Geiger accept the
award.





INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

B
Babcock of Florida ................... 25
Beefalo of Florida ........................ 17
C
Cattlemens Const. Co. ................ 20
Central Packing Co. .................. 17
Circle D Ranch &
W western Beef ...................... 22
Conibear Equipment Co .............. 20
Corrigan Ranch ......... ........... .. 23
D
D S Ranch ......................... 25
Diamond T Ranch .................... 28
Dietrich Bros. ...................... 21
E
Eastern Brahman Assoc. ............... 20
F
Flint River M ills ..................... 19
Fla. Fence Post Co .................... 23
Fla. Santa Gertrudis
Association ....................... 22
Fla. State Fair ....................... 25
Fla. Tractor Corp. ................... 27
G
G A Tucker & Sons ................... 24
Goolds Dept. Store ................... 19
Gotham Provision Co. ................ 23
H
H. M Shirley ....................... 19
Harbor View Angus Ranch ............. 25
Heart Bar Ranch ..................... 20
J
J I Case Co. ..........................2
J. K. Stuart Ranch .................... 20
K
K Bar Ranch ............... ....... 22
L
Little Everglades Ranch ................ 21
M
M & M Supply Co. .................... 19
M arden Cutters ..................... 19
Mason Ford Tractor Co. ............... 19
0
O
Oliver Press .......................... 24
S
Santa Fe River Ranch ................. 23
Seminole Steel Co. .................... 23
Sm ith Ranch ........................ 20
S. E. Molasses & Supply ............... 27
Stardust Ranch ...................... 20
Sykes Angus Ranch ................... 18
T
The Fair Store ....... .......... .... 21
W
W H. Stuart Ranch ................... 24
Western Gentlemen .................. 18
W hite Farm s ........................ 21
W illiston W elding .................... 17
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. ................ 21


Florida Future Farmer







CONGRATULATIONS

Billy Erixton
State Winner
Agricultural Mechanics
Florida Tractor Corporation is proud to con-
gratulate Billy Erixton, Hamilton County Senior
FFA Chapter, for his achievements in agricultural
mechanics. His outstanding accomplishments
earned him the honor of State Winner of the
award sponsored by Florida Tractor. _
We also congratulate the following Region win-
ners for their work with agricultural mechanics.
Region I-Howard Hudson, Jay
Region II-Jerald Richardson, Santa Fe
Region Ill-Gary Stiefel, Groveland Billy Erixton of Hamilton County Senior Chapter,
Region IV-Binky Graham, Hardee received $100 award from Gene Garrick, Florida Trac-
Region V-Johnny Trent, Okeechobee tor's Farm Equipment Administrator.



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Celebrating 26 Years of Service to Agriculture & Industry
2575 W. 5TH ST. P.O. BOX 2500 JACKSONVILLE, FLA. 32203 (904) 388-6581


CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO THE FUTURE
CUSTOMERS FOR DAIRY, FARM, AND RANCH SUPPLIES!


Who're we? A thumbnail biography indicates we've operated continuously since 1934
without change in ownership. We distribute sugar cane blackstrap molasses; also
manufacture and distribute EXTRA N-R-G Liquid Feed Supplement.

We are experienced, innovative, and interested in all problems related to our line of
business. We can sometimes make constructive suggestions. Much more often, we
can be helpful with suggestions concerning things that should NOT be done.

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Manager
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