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Title: The Florida future farmer
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James Trimm (left), outgoing Presi-
dent of the Florida FFA Association,
reminds the new State FFA Presi-
dent, Mike Phillips of Williston, of the
many challenges and responsibilities
that will face him during the coming
year. Other state FFA officers that
were elected at the 52nd Annual Con-
vention are: Chuck Brannan, State
secretary, MacClenny; Bob Green,
Region I Vice President, Milton; Ron
Mahan, Region II Vice President, High
Springs; Patrick Grady, Region III
Vice President, Inverness; Jed Weeks,
Region IV Vice President, Wauchula;
T. .and Felicia Finley, Region V Vice
... a. President, Okeechobee.


Orlando Hosts 52nd FFA Convention


More than 1,450 Future Farmers of
America converged on Orlando during
the week of June 9-11 for their 52nd
Annual State Convention and Leader-
ship Conference. The three day con-
vention brought together members of
the agricultural sector as well as

1980-81
State Officers
President ............. Mike Phillips, Williston
Secretary ......... Chuck Brannan, Macclenny
Vice President .......... Bobby Green, Milton
Vice President ......Ron Mahan, High Springs
Vice President .......Patrick Grady, Inverness
Vice President ......... Jed Weeks, Wauchula
Vice President ..... Felicia Finley, Okeechobee
Program Consultant .. Larry Reese, Tallahassee
State Advisor .... Joe R. Kirkland, Tallahassee
Magazine Editor ...Cathy Scruggs, Tallahassee
FFA Secretary ..... Alma Moeller, Tallahassee
Florida Future Farmer
Volume XLII, Number 1
Fall 1980
Published annually by Cody Publications, Inc.,
410 W. Verona St., P.O. Box 2028, Kissimmee,
Florida 32741, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Third class postage paid at
Tallahassee, Florida 32301.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS, undeliverable
copies, and editorial correspondence should be
sent to Larry Reese, Knott Building, Tallahassee,
Florida 32301. No subscriptions sold.
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, FFA, is spon-
sored by State Department of Education. Ralph
D. Turlington, Commissioner of Education; Joe
D. Mills, Director of Vocational, Technical, and
Adult Education; Joe R.Kirkland, Program Direc-
tor, Agricultural Education, Tallahassee, Florida.
The front cover was reproduced with per-
mission of Sperry New Holland, a division
of Sperry Rand Corp.


leaders in both government and
industry.
Delegates, representing Florida's
14,000 member organization gathered
to conduct business, recognize out-
standing individuals and chapters,
and take part in leadership seminars.
Joe Kirkland, State Advisor, reports
that over 650 outstanding members
and chapters were recognized for
various levels of achievement.
Highlighted speakers and enter-
tainers included Doyle Conner, Com-
missioner of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services; and Bill Gunter, State
Treasurer and Insurance Commis-
sioner, both of whom are past National
FFA Presidents. The current National
FFA Vice President, Don Trimmer of
Woodsboro, Maryland, was on hand to
assist with leadership skills as well as
to distribute awards for the National
FFA Foundation. Then, for entertain-
ment, the Future Farmers and their
guests enjoyed the talents of the 1979-
1980 Miss Florida. Miss Marti
Phillips, of Tampa entertained the
FFA members in attendance with
talent as only Miss Florida can pro-
vide. Tuesday night, Bob Harrington,
billed as Chaplain of Bourbon Street,
addressed the convention with an
inspirational and motivational speech.
Other highlights of the convention
were the numerous award sessions
which honored students and chapters
who participated in various contests.


Over fifty businesses and industries
were represented to give incentive
awards to deserving students and
chapters.
Thirteen leaders of agriculture
and/or industry received the Degree of
Honorary State Farmer for their out-
standing service to the FFA and Flor-


Bob Harrington, the "Chaplain of
Bourbon Street, "and one of America's
finest inspirational entertainers
spread goodwill to all who heard him
at the 1980 State FFA Convention in
Orlando. Harrington spoke on the
topic "You were created to succeed,"
using the word LEADERS to set fire to
1,400 FFA members and guests. The
chaplain was certainly a featured
highlight at the Future Farmers of
America Leadership Conference!


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ida's multi-billion dollar agricultural
industry. State Farmer Degrees were
bestowed upon 310 FFA members, and
twenty three FFA'ers were recom-
mended for the American Farmer
Degree, the highest level of achieve-
ment the National organization can
bestow. South Sumter Senior FFA
chapter took top Parliamentary
Procedure abilities honors in the
Parliamentary Procedure Contest on
June 10. Susi Sojack of the Dun-
nellon FFA chapter received the state
Public Speaking title. James Bennett
of Brandon was recognized as the Star
Agribusinessman of Florida and Ken-
neth Crews was recognized as the Star
Farmer of Florida.
FFA's Honored Dozen
Twelve superlative gentlemen were
honored by the Florida Future
Farmers of America at their 52nd
Annual State FFA Convention and
Leadership Conference, held June 9-
11, as they were presented with the
most coveted Honorary State Farmer
Degree. These honored few not only
showed a sincere and dedicated inter-
est in the Future Farmers of America,
but they chose to get involved and go
to great lengths to make FFA the
greatest youth organization in
America today.
President's Challenge
In July, 1979, President Jimmy
Carter issued a challenge to FFA
chapters across the nation to lead


America in energy conservation. He
made a solemn commitment with the
FFA and promised to recognize the one
FFA chapter in the nation who does
the most outstanding job in carrying
out this response to the energy crunch.
Florida Future Farmers readily
accepted the challenge as did the rest
of the nation and thereby set forth an
awards program for the 1979-80 school
year, sponsored by the Florida Rural
Electric Cooperatives Association.
And at the 52nd Annual State FFA
Convention and Leadership Con-
ference June 9-11, Florida named the
State Winner of the President's Chal-
lenge: the Madison-Gary FFA chapter
received a plaque on behalf of the Flor-
ida Rural Electric Cooperatives Asso-
ciation and a citation from the
National FFA Foundation. Regional
winners also received plaques on

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Recipients of Honorary State Farmer
Degrees were: (left to right front row,
then left to right in the back row) Mr.
Neil Johnson, President, Federal Land
Bank Association, Marianna; Mr.
Jerome Klein, Assistant Vocational
Director, Escambia County, Pen-
sacola; Mr. Jack Millican, Vocational
Director, Lake County Schools; Mr.
Walt Murr, Director of Public Rela-
tions, Florida Retail Federation; Mr.
Arnold Smith, President, Florida
Rural Electric Cooperatives Associa-
tion; Mr. H. H. Hearn, President, Pan-
handle Production Credit Associa-
tion, Marianna; Dr. Anthony Jilek,
Extension Beef Specialist, Quincy
Experiment Station; Mr. Michael
Hightower, State Director, Farmers
Home Administration; Mr. Walter
Ramsey, Grants Writing Specialist,
Farmers Home Administration; Dr.
Max McGhee, Assistant Professor of
Agriculture & Extension Education,
University of Florida; Mr. Pat McKib-
ben, Director of Special Marketing,
Seald-Sweet Growers, Tampa; and Dr.
Jim Culligan, Director, State
Vocational Advisory Council, Talla-
hassee.
**Not pictured, but receiving the
degree at an earlier date was Dr. Hugh
Ash, Pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church of DeLand; a long time judge
for the Parliamentary Procedures Con-
tests.

behalf of the Florida Rural Electric
Cooperatives Association: second
place, Trenton; third place, New-
berry; fourth place, Allentown; and
fifth place, Howard Middle.
The Madison-Gary FFA Chapter
quickly responded to the President's
Challenge after attending the Energy
Seminar held at the University of Flor-
ida last November. The chapter held a


E. R. Scott, advisor, Madison-Gary Chapter looks on as
John Lundell receives the President's Challenge Award on
behalf of the Madison-Gary FFA Chapter from Mr. Arnold
Smith, President of the Florida Rural Electric
Cooperatives Association.


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Above, Mark Ballard stands by as
representatives of Farm Bureau, The
Production Credit Association, and
Federal Land Bank Associations re-
ceives the Distinguished Service
Award on behalf of their organiza-
tions. At the right, American Farmer
Degree recipients are honored.

meeting to familiarize members with
the President's Challenge. The
Madison Chapter then implemented
plans that were developed by mem-
bers. Some of these included the car
pooling of all city and county
employees, the usage of no till farm-
ing, and encouraging members and
students at Madison High to walk
instead of riding to school. The
chapter conducted this program for
three months and derived from their
study of energy consumption that the
6,500 persons that were involved in
this project saved 96,000 gallons of
gasoline and diesel, and 60,000 cubic
feet of natural gas. Madison-Gary's
application was forwarded to the Na-
tional Office in Alexandria for na-
tional competition.


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members will receive their American
Farmer Degrees at the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City this
November: Kenneth Thompson,
Baker County; Joe Wood, Blounts-
town; James Miller, Blountstown;
John Dance, Bunnell; Richard
Metzger, Colonial; Edward Larkin,
Dade City; Robert Hirt, DeLand Sr.;
Mark Randall, DeLand Sr.; Maurice
Coman, Englewood; Mike Tillman,
Grand Ridge; Alan McLane, Grand
Ridge; Lucian Hendrick, Lafayette;
Darryl Crawford, Lake Butler; Johnny
Welch, Lake Butler; Clinton Wilson,
Lake Butler; Bubba Melvin, Marian-
na; Donnie Robertson, Okeechobee;
George Lastinger, Plant City; Virgil
DeLoach, Santa Fe; William Fugate,
Santa Fe; Mitchell Sands, Santa Fe;
Craig Mikell, Trenton; and Harrell
Phillips, Jr., Williston.


Star Greenhand
The State Star Greenhand is For-
rest Beasley from the Chiefland FFA
Chapter. Forrest is the son of Wilmer
and Audrey Beasley of Chiefland. For-
rest owns a show steer, grows corn, and
watermelons and tends the Swine Unit
at Beasley Farms. Forrest has gained a
great deal of experience in helping his
grandfather plant peanuts, rye, millet,
oats, soybeans, and corn. In addition
to his farm activities Forrest is also
very involved in chapter activities,
participating in Soil and Livestock
Judging, Tractor Driving, and he was

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Distinguished Service . .
There are many individuals who
rendered outstanding service to the
Florida FFA Association in past years.
We choose to present these dis-
tinguished persons and their organi-
zations with the Distinguished Serv-
ice Citation for all the aid that they
have given the Florida Future Farmers
of America. The Florida Farm Bureau,
the Production Credit Associations,
and Federal Land Bank Associations
of Florida are to be hailed for their
undying devotion to the furthering of
agricultural education and the youth
of America. We all salute you!

American Farmer Degrees ...
The following outstanding FFA

The 1980 Star State Greenhand is Forrest Beasley of the
Chiefland FFA Chapter. Mr. Ed Cox, representing the Dept.
of Agriculture and Consumer Services is presenting the
award as advisor Eli Beasley stands nearby.


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Kenneth Crews is the 1980 Star State Farmer from the
Baker County Chapter.


The 1980 Star State Agribusinessman is James Bennett of
the Brandon Chapter.


a member of the State Forestry Team
this year.

Star Farmer
The State Star Farmer is Kenneth
Crews of the Baker County FFA
Chapter. Kenneth is the son of Mr. &
Mrs. Tholie Crews. Kenneth has been
involved in a supervised occupational
experience program for the past four
years, and has learned a great deal,
enabling him to assume much of the
responsibility on the family's 162,000
layer and pullet operation. Kenneth's
experiences include learning how to
apply proper methods of sanitation,
looking for diseased or otherwise
unhealthy chickens; installing a more
efficient feeding and watering system
and correctly mixing feed for growth
and health. Kenneth has also been an
active participant of parliamentary
procedure teams, served as chapter
president, treasurer, been a member of
the livestock, poultry judging teams
and many other leadership activities.

Star Agribusinessman
The State Star Agribusinessman is
James Bennett of the Brandon
Chapter. James is the son of Mr. &
Mrs. James H. Bennett. He has been
involved in a supervised occupational
experience program in Holmberg's
Groves, a citrus tree wholesaler in
Brandon. The operation involves
everything from seed to root stock and
to grove owners. James has gained
experience in all of these areas, and
has maintained extensive records of
the types of duties and respon-
sibilities he has been given. James is a
very active and dedicated FFA mem-
ber, presently serving as chapter presi-


dent. He has been a delegate to
numerous state and national FFA con-
ventions, and serves as the Hills-
borough County Federation Secre-
tary. This year he has also been named
the state winner in the citrus event,
which is another tribute to this out-
standing young man's talent and
abilities as a Star Agribusinessman.

South Sumter's Procedure
Practicing correct parliamentary
procedure takes countless hours and
endless amounts of studying. The 1980
FFA State Winning Chapter from
South Sumter High School knows that
it also requires a tremendous amount
of hard work and leadership. This is
demonstrated on the sub-district, dis-


trict, and regional levels before being
put to the final test at the State FFA
Convention held each June.
South Sumter's winning team
received trophies from the state spon-
sor, Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Companies. Regional winners also re-
ceived trophies in recognition of their
finest efforts on behalf of the Farm
Bureau Insurance Companies: second,
Chipley; tied for third/fourth, Plant
City and Williston; fifth, Clewiston.

SFLORIDA FARM BUREAU INSURANCE COMPANIES


The individual members of South
Sumter's team received individual


South Sumter Sr. receives the State Parliamentary Procedure Trophy from Sam
Love of Florida Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Companies as advisor John
Stephens watches.


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plaques from the state sponsor: Debbie
Goodwin, Amy Smith, Lita Purcell,
Vicki Webb, Sharon Nelson, and Tim
Williams.
All participating teams in the
Parliamentary Procedure Contest fol-
low Robert's Rules of Order as basic
instruction for all abilities and ques-
tions. It is a difficult task to attain
such perfection at one of the most
orderly manifestations of leadership
and prestigious organizations, yet it
can be done-as was proved by the
1980 South Sumter Future Farmers of
America Parliamentary Procedure
team ... and they are Florida's finest!

FRM Chapter Livestock Awards
The FRM Chapter Livestock
Awards, open only to actively
chartered FFA Chapters in Regions I
and II, is designed for chapter mem-
bers as a group to present a total of
livestock work done by all members.
Each chapter must have a sponsoring
Flint River Mills dealer before apply-
ing for this award.
In Region I Tate Sr. FFA took first
place, receiving $100 and a gold pla-
que; Cantonment Feed & Supply
receives $150; outstanding individual
Nancy Gindl receives $150; and
advisor T. W. Taylor receives $150.
The Tate Chapter has 101 FFA mem-
bers who have livestock projects with
879 animals: 353 steers are owned by
28 members, 234 breeding cattle are
owned by 23 members, 37 sows are
owned by 17 members, 139 feeding
pigs are owned by 23 members and 116
market hogs are owned by 10 mem-
bers. Tate FFA members learned how
to control external and internal
parasites, improve their selection of
show stock, castrate beef and swine,
and formulate rations for various aged
animals.
Placing second in Region I was the
Grand Ridge FFA Chapter, receiving a
silver plaque and with Andy DeSandro
receiving $150 for outstanding indi-
vidual. Third place went to Allentown
and they received a bronze plaque.
In Region I Williston Sr. took first
place receiving $100 and a gold plaque;
AL-MACK Farm Supply of Archer
receives $150; outstanding individual
Michael Phillips receives $150; and
advisor Robert Philpot receives $150.
The Williston Chapter has 106 FFA
members who have livestock projects
with 324 animals: 45 steers are owned
by 28 members; 45 breeding cattle are
owned by 6 members; 32 sows are
owned by 5 members; 150 feeding pigs
are owned by 37 members; and 52 mar-
ket hogs are owned by 30 members.
Williston FFA members learned to use
up-to-date methods of fitting and
grooming; vaccines; provide drainage


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Nancy Gindl of Tate receives the FRM Award for Region I from Frank Argen-
bright, district manager of Flint River Mills as advisor Tommy Taylor observes.


from pens; keep accurate records of
cash flow and calculate profits; and
basic construction skills.
Placing second in Region II was the
Mayo Chapter, receiving a silver
plaque and with Kim Edwards re-
ceiving $150 for outstanding indi-
vidual. Third place went to Lake
Butler and they received a bronze pla-
que.


BOAC Awards
State winner and recipient of the
Governor's Citation is the Seabreeze
Junior Chapter. The Seabreeze Jr.
Chapter is this year's winner of the
Building Our American Communities
Award. This is the second year Sea-
breeze has received this honor. Their
project consists of a renovation and
maintenance program of the Pine-


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Mike Phillips of Williston receives the FRM Award for Region II from Frank
Argenbright, district manager of Flint River Mills while Robert Philpot stands
by.


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Advisor Jim Massfeller joins a chapter representative in
receiving the BOAC Governor's Citation from Michael
Hightower, State Director of the Farmers Home Admini-
stration.


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Randy Dozier of the Baker Chapter receives the Chapter
Forestry Award on behalf of his chapter from Gary Howell,
representing St. Regis.


wood Cemetery in Daytona Beach and
the entire main street area of the
downtown section. The chapter works
cooperatively with the city of Daytona
Beach, the advisory council on
Historic Preservation and over one
hundred other groups and organiza-
tions. Seabreeze is in their second year
of a three year effort to complete this
project. Their application will com-
pete on the national level.
The Chapter Forest
Forestry plays a vital part in our
lives. At present there are over 60
chapter FFA Forests in Florida. The
St. Regis Paper Company sponsors the
Chapter Forestry Program and we
express our thanks for their belief in
our organization and outstanding sup-
port. As state winner, the Baker
Chapter currently has five different
varieties of trees planted in their
forest. Chapter members each keep
records on the forest and have mapped
it. The county forester is also very
involved in the chapter's forest and
has instructed many of the FFA mem-
bers.



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The Superiors Are ...
Each year the national organiza-
tion recognizes ten percent of those
chapters we submit as Florida's out-
standing chapters to stand among
those superior chapters across the
nation. Each chapter that earns this
honor receives a gold spur and national


recognition. Florida has fourteen
superiors this year: Bartow Sr., Bron-
son, Chiefland Sr., Gainesville Agri-
business, Lafayette Sr., Newberry Sr.,
Okeechobee Sr., Orlando-Colonial,
Santa Fe Jr., Santa Fe Sr., South
Sumter Sr., Tate, Trenton, and Willis-
ton Sr. Each of these fourteen will be
ranked by either gold, silver or bronze
on the national level. Future Farmers,
your FFA Association salutes you for a
job well done. And we offer a grateful
thank you to Belk Lindsey for their


sponsorship and support.
Safety Is The Best Policy
The Chapter Safety Award
program is designed to establish safety
conscious members who are con-
cerned about making our schools,
homes, and communities safer places
in which to live and the South Sumter
FFA Chapter has proven this by win-
ning the 1980 Safety title.
South Sumter's project was
primarily a hunter and firearm safety


Florida's top fourteen FFA chapters were recognized at this year's Convention. In
alphabetical order: Bartow Sr., Bronson, Chiefland, Gainesville Agribusiness
Center, Lafayette Sr., Newberry Sr., Okeechobee Sr., Orlando-Colonial, Santa Fe
Jr., Santa Fe Sr., South Sumter Sr., Tate Sr., Trenton, Williston. Plaques were
presented to each chapter by Mr. John Land, representing Belk-Lindsey Depart-
ment Stores.


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South Sumter receives the Chapter
Safety Award from Mr. Ken Gilliam
Director of the Florida Farm Bureau
Safety Department.

campaign. Activities included pro-
grams presented to members by the
Sheriffs Department, the Game and
Freshwater Fish Commission, Florida
Farm Bureau. Topics discussed were:
firearm safety, archery safety, fire
safety, fire plow safety, automobile
safety, farm machinery safety, insec-
ticide safety, and welding safety. Their
campaign was guided by information
gathered through a survey of FFA
members' interests. In their survey of
the homes and farms of 139 members,
they found 367 hazards. As a result of
the Chapter's Safety Program, how-
ever, 305 of the 367 hazards were cor-
rected. Knowledge does wonders in
safety practices.


The South Sumter Sr. Chapter's
application will represent Florida in
the national competition. South
Sumter received a gold plaque of
superior rating, sponsored by the Flor-
ida Farm Bureau Insurance Com-
panies, Safety Department. The other
winners were: second, Santa Fe Sr.;
third, Bartow Sr.; fourth, Okeechobee
Sr.; and fifth Dunnellon Sr. All
received plaques from Florida Farm
Bureau Safety Department.
Chapters receiving area award pla-
ques were:
Allentown
Apopka Jr.
Auburndale Jr.
Bayonet Point Jr.
Bayshore
Dunnellon Middle
Englewood
Ft. Meade
Gainesville Agribusiness
Groveland
Immokalee


Fall, 1980


Hawthorne
Lake Wales Sr.
Leesburg Sr.
Marianna
Mulberry
Newberry Sr.
North Marion Middle
Orlando-Colonial
Palatka
Seabreeze Jr.
South Sumter Jr.
Spruce Creek
Walnut Hill
West Nassau
Williston Sr.

McGraw Hill's Books
The Secretary and Treasurer's
Book Contests are sponsored by
Gregg/McGraw Hill Publishing Com-
pany and focus on upgrading the
quality of written and financial
records at the chapter level. Par-
ticipating chapters are recognized by
ribbons received on the Danish
system.
Ribbons presented in the Secre-
tary's Book Contest were: Williston
Sr., blue; Bunnell, blue; Buchanan
Jr., blue; Brandon, blue; Zephyrhills
Jr., blue; and Bartow Jr., blue;
Orlando-Colonial, red; Gainesville
Agribusiness, red; and Englewood,
red. Bartow Jr. was recognized as the
State Winner of the Secretary's Book


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Holley at the 1980 Florida State
Fair. The steer placed third in the
carcass judging against a field of
67 steers. Don't overlook the
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Advisor John Stephens accompanies
one of his chapter members to receive
the Cooperatives Award from Mr.
Bobby Bennett, President of the Flor-
ida Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

Contest and Leisha Clark was respon-
sible for their fine records.
The Treasurer's Book Contest
featured: Bunnell, blue; Santa Fe Sr.,
blue; Buchanan Jr., blue; Lake Weir
Sr., blue; and Trenton, blue; Gaines-
ville Agribusiness, red; Brandon, red;
and Hawthorne, red; Bartow, white;
and Orlando-Colonial, white. Trenton
as recognized as the State Winner of
the Treasurer's Book Contest and Dale
Bryant was responsible for their excel-
lent bookkeeping.
State Cooperatives Award Winner
South Sumter FFA members know
what it means to be cooperative.
During this school year they put
special emphasis on cooperatives
through classroom instruction, field
trips, bulletins, visual aids, talks by
members, and presentations by some
representatives of local cooperatives.
Not only did their membership learn a
great deal, but their membership
received the 1980 State Chapter
Cooperative Award at the annual
State FFA Convention as a result of


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Gary Bartley presents the Dairy Judg-
ing Award to the Dade City Sr. Team
on behalf of T. G. Lee Foods, Inc., as
advisor Ed Dillard stands by.

their outstanding job. The chapter
receives $700 to attend the American
Institute of Cooperatives Convention
in August, as well as a gold plaque,
sponsored by the Florida Council of
Farmer Cooperatives.
Cooperative activities which
allowed members to learn from
experience the advantages and oppor-
tunities of transactions through a
cooperative included having Mr. Jerry
Sorensen, District Manager, Sumter
Electric Cooperative, Incorporated,
discuss cooperatives and present a
demonstration on electrical safety.
The Upper Milk Producers Associa-
tion assisted the SSCCA by helping
sponsor their state champion dairy
team to nationals. Members received
first hand knowledge by attending
annual meetings of Sumter Electric
Cooperative; Sumter Vegetable
Cooperative; Sumter County Farm
Bureau; Sumter County Farmers Mar-

floridaouncl ormer Council of armer operatives


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John Stephens, advisor of the South
Sumter Chapter, is present as the
South Sumter Team is presented with
the Livestock Judging Award by Mr.
Fred Dietrich, representing the Flor-
ida Santa Gertrudis Association.


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Mr. Bob Lamun, representing Winn
Dixie Stores, Inc., presents the Meats
Judging Award to the Williston Sr.
Team as advisor Robert Philpot looks


Advisor W. C. Geiger stands with the
Santa Fe Team as they are presented
with the Poultry Judging Award. Mr.
Barton Ahlstrom, Executive Vice
President of the Florida Poultry
Federation is making the presen-
tation.


Florida Future Farmer


Ted Gallo, Vice President of South-
east Bank, presents the Marianna
Team with the Agribusiness Manage-
ment Award as advisor Robert Wiltse
looks on.

ket; and the Farm Credit Service.
SSCCA not only markets co-
operatively, but they also purchase
feed, seed, fertilizer, insecticides,
pumps, appliances, fence posts,
machinery and equipment, hunting
supplies, and electricity cooperatively.
The chapter provides many services
for its 172 members. The FFA tractor,
equipment and tools are used by all
Future Farmers and welders are sup-
plied also. Ornamentals are used to
improve members' homes as well as
landscape the high school and school
board office. Peas and cucumbers are
grown and sold by South Sumter
Chapter Cooperative Association
members. Their cooperative fed out
three steers and presently stocks nine
brood cows and three calves. The 1980
State Winning South Sumter Senior
Chapter Cooperative Association cer-
tainly works hard at cooperating
cooperatively.
Other cooperative winners were:
Region I: Walnut Hill, First
Grand Ridge, Second


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Allentown, Third
Marianna, Certificate
Region II: Santa Fe Sr., First
Gainesville Agri-
business, 2nd
Trenton, Third
Newberry Sr., Fourth
West Nassau, Certifi-
cate
Region II: South Sumter Jr.,
First
Groveland Jr., Second
Orlando-Colonial,
Third
Spruce Creek, Cer-
tificate
Region IV: Bartow Sr., First
Bayshore, Second
Mulberry, Third
Lake Wales Sr., Cer-
tificate
Plant City Sr., Cer-
tificate
Region V: Okeechobee Sr., First


4 -. .






Advisor Bill Lundin of Allentown
stands by as Stephen Ward receives
the Crop Production Award from Mr.
Ray Bassett of DoLime Minerals.


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Mr. Leroy Baldwin, Florida Beef
Cattle Improvement Association,
presents Avery Roberts of Lake Butler
with the Beef Production Award as
advisor Clark Woods looks on.


Fall, 1980


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Clark Woods, advisor of the Lake
Butler Chapter, is present as Ken
Clyatt receives the Swine Production
Award from Mr. Pat Cockrell repre-
senting the Florida Pork Improve-
ment Group.


Advisor Robert Wiltse watches as the
Marianna Team receives the Agricul-
tural Mechanics Judging Award from
C. M. Lawrence. The Awards are spon-
sored by Lawrence Realty and Glenn
Wade of Inverness.


FLORIDA
Angus Ass'n
410 W. Verona St.
Ph: 305/846-2800
KISSIMMEE, FLA. 32741

"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

Many More Successful Years
To Future Farmers of America
J. Pat Corrigan
CORRIGAN RANCH
P. O. Box 2410
Ph: 567-7141, 567-2342
Vero Beach, Florida 32960


FROM'S

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HELPS

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Marianna's Darwin Gilmore receives
the Agricultural Electrification Award
from Mr. Bob Lewis of Tampa
Electric Company, on behalf of
TECO, Florida Power, and Gulf
Power. Robert Wiltse is the advisor.

"a common sense approach"

dick kelley
ranch management consultant
4505 sw. kanner hwy. (brochures available)
stuart, fla. 33494 305/287-3046


LIMOUSIN

LUB CALVES

STEERS & HEIFERS


TfREEMAN
,, CATTLE CO.
P. O. Box 636-813/763-3610
OKEECHOBEE, FLA. 33472


Advisor Billy Farrell of Santa Fe is on
hand to see Miss Teresa Porter, Presi-
dent of the Florida Jr. Quarter Horse
Association present Ron Mahan with
the Horse Proficiency Award on behalf
of the Florida Quarter Horse Asso-
ciation.


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Mr. Jay Hebert, Director of the
Orange County Extension Service,
representing the Florida Cattle-
men's Association, presents Mike
Phillips of the Williston Chapter with
the Diversified Livestock Production
Award. Advisor, Robert Philpot is on
hand for the presentation.


Promote BEEF Best Wishes To
a vy /. Florida FFA Members
every day... 1
Support Your
Florida Beef Council

SManufacturers of Corrugated Plastic
I I I ITubing for Farm Drainage Use

US liE DRAMAS SYSTEM
P. 0. Box 1647, Kissimmee, FL 32741
305/847-2704 305/348-5615


Archie Weaver of Tate receives the
Soil and Water Management Award
from Mr. Jerry Glass on behalf of the
Kiwanis Club of Marianna as his
advisor, T. W. Taylor looks on.


Mr. Barton Ahlstrom of the Florida
Poultry Federation, presents Ken-
neth Crews with the Poultry Produc-
tion Award as advisor Kyle Brown
stands nearby.




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Bruce Tillman of the Hardee County
Chapter receives the Placement in
Agricultural Production Award from
Mr. Gary Bartley, on behalf of S. L.
Waters & Sons. Advisor Ron Craw-
ford is on hand for the presentation.
**Bruce went on to earn the honor of
Southern Region Winner in this
proficiency award area!!!


Florida Future Farmer


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Gulf Power
the southern electric system


TECO
TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY


Marc Price of the Buchanan Chapter receives the
Electrification Essay Award from Mr. John Folks of Florida
Power, on behalf of Florida Power, Tampa Electric, and
Gulf Power as advisor Howard Satin watches.


Florida
Power
CORPORATION


Electrification Essay
The Electrification Essay Contest
is designated especially for junior
chapter members. No senior chapters
are eligible. Sponsoring these awards
are Tampa Electric Company, Gulf
Power Company, and the Florida
Power Corporation. The 1980 state
winner is Marc Price of the Buchanan
Jr. High FFA Chapter. Marc wrote a
very impressive essay on energy con-
servation, which is very important in
this day and age.
National Officer Candidate
Florida's National Officer Can-
didate for 1980 is Hal Phillips of
Williston. Hal was State FFA Presi-
dent in 1978-79 and state winner of the
Diversified Livestock Production
Award that same year. Hal's record of
FFA activities is an impressive one
and we are very proud to send him to
the National FFA Convention as our
vie for the next National FFA Officer
from this great state.


Hal Phillips presents Darrell Clark of
the Grand Ridge Chapter with the
Agricultural Sales and/or Service
Award on behalf of Phillips Live-
stock Hauling. The advisor is Glenn
Alexander.


O. T. Stoutamire, representing
Pender Peanut Corporation, pre-
sents Dan Hinsz of the Zephyrhills
Chapter with the Agricultural Process-
ing Award as Dan's advisor looks on.


Mr. Wayne Crain of the Florida Fruit
and Vegetable Association presents
Daniel Marshall of the Lake Weir
Chapter with the Fruit and/or Vege-
table Production Award as advisor
Sam Love watches.


Forrest Beasley of the Chiefland
Chapter receives the Agricultural
Mechanics Award from Mr. Bill
Davidson, representing Florida Trac-
tor Corporation as advisor Eli Beasley
stands nearby.



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Advisor Ron Crawford watches as
Kent Clark of the Hardee FFA
Chapter receives the Outdoor Recrea-
tion Award from Mr. Bill Mclntosh,
representing Bear Archery.


Fall, 1980




PROPOSED
LEADERSHIP TRAINING CENTER
FLORIDA FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA





FFA Foundation Launches Two Million Dollar Campaign


An executive lodge, dining fa-
cilities, classrooms, archives, cot-
tages, and recreational areas for a
maximum of 400 students at any one
time comprise the proposed Florida
FFA Leadership Training Center. The
center will be built somewhere in the
central Florida area where it would be
most accessible to the majority of FFA
members. The proposed FFA Leader-


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ship Training Center has been es-
timated at a cost of two million dol-
lars, excuding property. The primary
means for keeping FFA members
abreast of the ever-changing methods
of modem agriculture and leadership
training is through the classroom,
however, it is the feeling of many peo-
ple in industry and education that
further leadership training and educa-
tion is needed here in Florida. There-
fore, the Florida FFA Foundation has
launched a fund raising campaign in
order to construct a Leadership Train-
ing Center in Florida.
According to National FFA Head-
quarters, approximately 25 states have
a Leadership Training Center. Flor-
ida is in need of a facility that will
serve not only FFA members for a mul-
titude of meetings and seminars, but a
facility that will be available to
teachers for a variety of purposes and
of course, be made available to the
industries that support the FFA pro-
gram for their Executive Board Meet-
ings.
Special fund raising activities will
be held throughout the state. Although
the majority of funds are being sought
from industry and private business,
chapters are encouraged to invest their
efforts in helping make the center
become a reality.











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Bill McIntosh presents Michael
Massey of Zephyrhills with the Fish
and Wildlife Management Award on
behalf of Bear Archery, as Mike's
advisor looks on.


Warner Fellows, representing Florida
Growers Supply, presents Mike
Green of Haines City with the Nursery
Operations Award while advisor Jack
Halabrin watches.



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Ken Platt presents William Shaw of
the Mayo Chapter with the Dairy Pro-
duction Award on behalf of Dairy
Farmers, Inc. as advisor Tom Hart
looks on.


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Gary Poole, advisor, Liberty County Morris Lidden's advisor looks on as he
Chapter is present as Scott Stoutamire is presented with the Floriculture
is presented with the Home and Farm- Award. Morris is from the Gainesville
stead Improvement Award by Mr. Agribusiness Chapter and Mr. Jim
Tom Roskelly, Director of Public Rela- Lawrence, President of the Florida
tions for Scotty's, Inc. Leatherleaf and Plumosus Growers
is making the presentation.


Doyle Jones, Landscape Super-
intendent for Walt Disney World pre-
sents Turf and Landscape Manage-
ment Award to Eric Palmer of the
Englewood Chapter on behalf of
Pursley, Inc., as advisor Jerrell
Martin stands by.


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Advisor Eli Beasley looks on as Kelby
Andrews of the Chiefland Chapter
receives the Forest Management
Award from Mr. Wayne Smith, repre-
senting Seaboard Coastline Rail-
road Company.


Patti McCormic of Wildwood receives
the Feeder Steer Award from Charles
Bradshaw of the Orange County Cat-
tlemen's Association on behalf of the
Florida Cattlemen's Association, as
advisor Ben Fordham looks on.

















Logan Barbee of Blountstown looks on
as James Nissley receives the Tractor
Operations and Maintenance Award
from Bill Farrington on behalf of the
Ford Tractor Dealers of Florida.


Florida Future Farmer


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T. W. Taylor, advisor stands by as
Melissa Gibbs receives the Funk's 304
Bushel Corn Contest Award from Mr.
Jim Bearden of the Louisiana Seed
Company.


Mr. Bill Bigby presents James Bennett
of Brandon with the Citrus Placement
Award on behalf of Florida Citrus
Mutual.


^ Dennis Byrd of Taylor Pierson receives
the Citrus Production Award from Bill
Bigby, Director of Public Relations for
r Florida Citrus Mutual as advisor
I' '. Paul Cade watches.

FFA Foundation Awards Grants


The Florida FFA Foundation has
approved $4,200 in grants to Florida
FFA Chapters for assistance in their
local BOAC Programs. The BOAC
Grant Awards are sponsored as a
special project by the Florida Rural
Rehabilitation Corporation. These
local chapters, in cooperation with
community organizations, have
developed programs to improve their
rural environment and ecology.


Beasley Middle
Lincoln Middle
Santa Fe Sr.
Wakulla County

Gainesville Agribusiness

Bradford Jr.-Sr.
Bronson

Interlachen Sr.

Palatka Sr.
Spruce Creek
Zephyrhills Jr.
Apopka Jr.
Godby
Okeechobee
Sarasota Jr.

Seabreeze Jr.


$750
$450
$450
$450

$400

$200
$200

$200

$200
$200
$200
$100
$100
$100
$100

$100


Grants range from $100 to $750 and
are awarded on the basis of merit.
Highest priority is given by the Review
Committee to projects providing the
maximum benefit to the entire com-
munity.
The following chapters were
approved, having shown innovative
thought and the necessary deter-
mination to improve their community
and achieve success.


Landscaping Riverfront Park
Renovation of Oak Ridge Cemetery
Restoring Railroad Depot
Providing Livestock Scales/
Work Area at County Pavilion
Landscaping/Construction
of Stepping Stone Park
Jogging Course w/Exercise Sites
Constructing Patio Area at
Bronson High
Improving Fire Fighting
Unit Quality
Developing "Eco-Park"
City Beautification Project
Building Playground Facility
Improving Playground Areas
Establishing recreation area
Landscaping City Park & Hall
Developing Exercise and
Nature Trail
Restoring Pinewood Cemetery
(Phase I)


Fall, 1980


STETSON & BAILEY HATS
RANCH & WESTERN WEAR
Texas Nocona e Wrangler
Levi Justin e Acme

GOOD'S
26 Broadway Kissimmee, FL
305/847-4791

GOOD LUCK To FFA Members
COMPLIMENTS OF
Main St. & Rt. 579
Thonotosassa, Florida
and SUPPLY COMPANY
of FLORIDA INC.
PHONE TAMPA 986-2491

REGISTERED ANGUS
Featuring
CYPRESS GAY JINGO
CC PRESIDENT 345
CYPRESS CREEK RANCH
Box 2000, Johnston Rd., Dade City, Fla.
Bill & Melba Straigis, Owners 904/588-2571
Billy Sanders, Herdsman 904/588-2951

SANTA

GERTRUDIS
ROBERT SANDERS, MGR.
904/588-3711
Located on No 581 between Brooksville
& Dade City








JULIA M. PITTMAN




Best Wishes
to
FFA Members
THOMPSON BROTHERS
ANGUS FARM
J. R. and Bruce Thompson, Owners
Rt. 1, Box 61
PH: 904/482-1522

Marlanna
Florida 32446


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Marti Phillips, Miss Florida 1979-80
entertained FFA 'ers on Tuesday after-
noon.


DATES TO REMEMBER


October 17 State Forestry Contest
November 12-14 National FFA Convention
December 5 Sub-District Contests
January 10 State Judging School
January 16 District Contests
January 30 Regional Contests
February 18 State Citrus Contest
February 21-28 National FFA Week
February 26 State Horticulture Contest
February 26 State Horticulture
Demonstration Contest
February 26 State Vegetable Judging
Contest
March 7 State Judging Contest
March 27 State Land Judging Contest
June 7-11 State FFA Convention


1980 Proficiency Award Winners


Name Of Winner


Chapter


Outdoor Recreation
Bear Archery
White Farm Equipment Company
Fish and Wildlife Management
Bear Archery
Phillip Morris, Incorporated
"Home and Farmstead Improvement
Scotty's Incorporated
Upjohn Company, Agricultural Division
Turf and Landscape Management
Pursley Turf Farms
O. M. Scott and Sons Company
Nursery Operations
Florida Growers Supply
Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Floriculture
Florida Leatherleafand Plumosus Growers
National FFA Foundation
"Forest Management
Seaboard Coastline Railroad Company
Weyerhaeuser Foundation
Dairy Production
Dairy Farmers, Incorporated
DeLaval Separator Compan.)
Crop Production
DoLime Minerals Company
Massey Ferguson
Beef Production
Fla. Beef Cattle Improvement Association
Sperry New Holland/Nasco International
Swine Production
Florida Pork Improvement Group
Pfizer Agricultural Division


Kent Clark


Michael Massey


Scott Stoutamire


Eric Palmer


Michael Green


Morris Liddon


Kelby Andrews


William Shaw


Stephen Ward


Avery Roberts


Ken Clyatt


Hardee Count\


Zephyrhills Sr.


Liberty County


Englewood


Haines City


Gainesville Agribusiness


Chiefland


Lafayette


Allentown


Lake Butler


Lake Butler


Florida Future Farmer


Award


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Perry, Florida
Kansas City. Missouri

Gainesville. Florida


Winter Haven. Florida

Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Orlando. Florida
Gainesville. Florida

Orlando. Florida
























Ed Cox, Administrative Assistant to
Doyle Conner, Commissioner of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services gives
remarks on behalf of the Commis-
sioner.


1980 Judging Contest Award Winners


Award
Livestock Judging
Florida Santa Gertrudis Association
Ralston Purina Company
Dairy Judging
T. G. Lee Foods, Incorporated
Associated Milk Producers, Incorporated
Meats Judging
Winn Dixie Stores, incorporated
George A. Hormel Co./Jones Dairy Farm/
Oscar Mayer & Co.
Poultry Judging
Florida Poultry Federation
Victor F. Weaver, Inc./Hubbard Farms
Agricultural Mechanics Contest
Lawrence Realty/Glenn Wade
Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Agribusiness Management Contest
Southeast Bank
Deere and Company state/nat ion


Winning Chapter
South Sumter Senior


Dade City Senior


Williston Senior



Santa Fe Senior


Marianna FFA


Marianna FFA

ial sponsors in bold type


Name of Winner


'*Diversified Livestock Production
Florida Beef Council
A. O. Smith Harvestore/Wayne Feeds
' Horse Proficiency
Florida Quarter Horse Association
American Morgan Horse Foundation
**Soil and Water Management
Kiwanis Club of Marianna
Ford Motor Fund
"Agricultural Electrification
Florida Power Corp./Tampa Electric Co./
Gulf Power Co.
Food and Energy Council. Incorporated
* Poultry Production
Florida Poultry Federation
National FFA Foundation
'Placement in Agricultural Production
S. L. Waters and Sons
Hesston Corporation
*"Agricultural Sales and/or Service
Phillips Livestock Hauling
Allis Chalmers
Agricultural Processing
Pender Peanut Corporation
Cargill, Incorporated
Agricultural Mechanics
Florida Tractor Corporation
International Harvester Company
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
Briggs and Stratton Corporation

'Regional Winner
"Second Place
*"Third Place


President's Energy Challenge
Star Agribusinessman


Mike Phillips


Ron Mahan


Archie Weaver


Darwin Gilmore



Kenneth Crews


Bruce Tillman


Darrell Clark


Dan Hinsz


Forrest Beasley


Daniel Marshall


Williston


Santa Fe Sr.


Tate Senior


Marianna



Baker County


Hardee County


Grand Ridge


Zephyrhills Sr.


Chiefland Sr.


Lake Weir


state sponsors are in bold face
national sponsors are in italics


First place, Southern Region Madison-Gary
Mike Tillman, Southern Region Grand Ridge


Award


Chapter


Fall, 1980






Through support of Florida's agricultural community, the
state's newly formed Florida FFA Foundation can fulfill
its major goal: to strengthen Florida's vocational agriculture
and FFA programs.






FFA Establishes Firm Foundation


A good seed bed. A crop rotation plan. A crossbreeding
program. An organized marketing approach. A supply of
spare parts. A well-built foundation. All signs of being pre-
pared.
People in agriculture know that before they can be per-
sonally successful in their careers they need a "good seed
bed" and a "firm foundation" on which to grow. And grow-
ing they are. The Future Farmers of America organization is
agriculture's seed bed and the Florida FFA Foundation
stands firm, as their motivational force. The FFA organiza-
tion challenges over 14,000 members in Florida and half-a-
million nationwide with skill oriented contests and leader-
ship awards. The FFA Foundation, which is supported by
the agribusiness community, provides members with in-
centive to develop the skills they will need for careers among
the industry that is the heartbeat of the world-providing
food and fiber for all people. The agricultural/agribusiness
industry offers diverse career opportunities for students
interested in horticulture, crops, livestock, agribusiness,
marketing, sales, chemistry, taxes, law, mechanics, vet
medicine, plant genetics, soil science, conservation,
accounting, personnel management or landscaping.
The Foundation is not only a firm support system for the
FFA program, but is also its right arm. Its purpose being to
strengthen the overall vocational agriculture and FFA pro-
gram by helping prepare young men and women in
vocational agriculture classes with skills to meet the needs
of the world's agricultural industries. Just as a seed needs
light, heat, and moisture to germinate, the Florida FFA
Foundation needs public interest, support, and cooperation
to grow and prosper. And to achieve their major objectives
before their goal of a 1984 harvest, the young Foundation
will need a lot of moral as well as financial support.
With such big plans for the seedling Foundation, it has to
have strong support from leaders in industry, business, edu-
cation and other interest groups. The Florida FFA Founda-
tion's entire Board of Directors consists of such leaders:
John Boy, United States Sugar Corporation; James
Gorman, Florida Retail Federation; Theodore Gallo, the
Southeast National Bank of Bradenton; W. R. Hancock,
Hancock Groves; Charles Butterworth, Sunniland Corpora-
tion; Sam Love, Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Com-
panies; Frank Westmark, St. Regis Paper Company; Carl
Beeman, University of Florida; Robert Brown, Florida
Vocational Teachers' Association; Joe Kirkland, State FFA
Advisor; John Denmark, State Department of Education;
Freddie Garner, Lake County Schools; Hal Phillips, Uni-
versity of Florida student; Carroll Lamb, Florida Forestry
Association; Barton Ahlstrom, Florida Poultry Federation;
Glenn Wade, Citrus County Schools; Tim Starling, Baker
County Schools; Larry Reese, State FFA Program Con-
sultant; and James Trimm, State FFA President. Mr. Gary
Bartley is the Executive Director of the Florida FFA Foun-
dation, Incorporated.


Spokesman, industry correspondent, and a member of
the Governing Council, is the Florida FFA Foundation's
Sponsoring Committee Chairman, Mr. James Gorman. A
man who has had experience in leading youth, industry, and
Florida businesses is currently President and General
Manager of the Florida Retail
Federation. A native of Block, '
Tennessee, Mr. Gorman has
worked with the Tennessee
Valley Authority, Public Rela-
tions Departments, the Cham-
ber of Commerce, Florida
Chain Store Council, DECA,
CECF, 4-H, Rotary, Voca-
tional-Technical Advis- -
ory Councils, and the State
Board of Economic Educa-
tion. His listing is "World
Who's Who in Commerce Mr. Gorman
and Industry" is an honor and a recognition known to
very few. Gorman's role as Chairman of the Florida FFA
Foundation's Sponsoring Committee is to be a spokesman
for the Foundation's objectives.
The three major objectives of the Foundation are:
(1) to assure continuance and expansion of the
FFA incentive awards program;
(2) to set up an endowment fund to assure con-
tinuance of the Foundation office;
(3) to plan, prepare, and solicit funds for the con-
struction of the proposed FFA Leadership Training
Center for the State of Florida.
Another of Gorman's responsibilities as Chairman of the
Sponsoring Committee is to provide input as a repre-
sentative of all Florida FFA Foundation supporters.
In the FFA, student members are molded by a chapter
advisor; motivated by incentive awards from the agri-
business community; challenged by competition among
themselves; committed to participate and get involved in
their community; disciplined by a desire to succeed in the
great American agricultural tradition. They emerge pre-
pared. Prepared for Progress. The seed has grown into a
well-rooted plant. One that is prepared to face the future.
Prepared to lead America's agricultural industry. Prepared
to be on the team to feed the world. Prepared to progress.
The Florida FFA Foundation exists to help prepare FFA
members for progress.
Anyone interested in making a tax deductible contribu-
tion to the Foundation or wanting to know more about the
newly formed Florida FFA Foundation may contact Gary
Bartley, Executive Director, P. O. Box 6158, Tallahassee,
FL 32301. Phone 904/878-8659.


Florida Future Farmer







1980 Convention Highlights

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
8:30 a.m. American Royal Parade-Led
by National FFA Officers
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
1:00 p.m. First Practice-FFA Band, Chorus & Talent
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10
12:30-1:45 p.m. Delegate Registration-Radisson Muehlebach
Hotel
1:00p.m. Early Registration-H. Roe Bartle
2:00-4:00 p.m. Officer-Delegate Orientation-Radisson
Muehlebach Hotel
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
9:00 a.m. Early Registration-H. Roe Bartle
All Contest Team Registration-H. Roe
Bartle
11:45 a.m. Officer-Delegate Luncheon-
H. Roe Bartle
1:00 p.m. Opening of The National Agricultural Career
Show-H. Row Bartle
*Tours to Points of Interest
2:30 p.m. Business Session-Municipal Auditorium
4:30 p.m. Meeting of Service Corps. Ushers, Stage/
Arena Crews-H. Roe Bartle
6:30 p.m. Special Performance "The United States Air
Force Singing Sergeants and the United
States Air Force Band"-Municipal
Auditorium
8:00 p.m. Vespers Program-Municipal Auditorium
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12


8:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.



2:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.


THURSDAY
7:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.



1:00p.m.

2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m.


Fall, 1980


Registration-H. Roe Bartle
Meats Contest-Safeway Meats Plant
Farm Business Management Contest-
Hyatt Regency
Milk Quality and Dairy Foods Contest-
Hyatt Regency
Opening Session-Municipal Auditorium
-Theme Audio Visual
-National Chapter Safety Awards
FFA Alumni, Opening Session-H. Roe Bartle
Dairy Cattle Contest-American Royal-Kemper
Agricultural Mechanics Contest-Fort Osage
Vo-Tech School
National FFA Leadership Workshops-
Conducted by FFA Alumni-H. Roe Bartle
*Tours to Points of Interest
Floriculture Contest-Swope Park
Municipal Greenhouse
Second Session-Municipal Auditorium
-National Extemporaneous Public Speaking
Contest
-Delegate Business Session
National FFA Leadership Workshops-
Conducted by FFA Alumni-H. Roe Bartle
Third Session-Municipal Auditorium
-National FFA Band Concert
-National Prepared Public Speaking Contest
, NOVEMBER 13
Livestock Contest-American Royal/Kansas
City Stockyards
Poultry Contest-Hyatt Regency
Nursery Landscape Contest-Swope Park
Fourth Session-Municipal Auditorium
-Agricultural Proficiency Awards
-BOAC Awards
-National Chapter Awards
FFA Alumni, Second Session-H. Roe Bartle
National FFA Leadership Workshops-
Conducted by FFA Alumni-H. Roe Bartle
Fifth Session-Municipal Auditorium
-Honorary American Farmer Degrees
-American Farmer Degrees
National FFA Leadership Workshops-
Conducted by FFA Alumni-H. Roe Bartle


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6:45 p.m.
8:00 p.m.


National FFA Talent Show
Sixth Session-Municipal Auditorium
-Sponsor Recognition
-Stars Over America Pageant


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
9:00 a.m. Seventh Session-Municipal Auditorium
-International Activities
-Announcement of Judging Contest
Winners
-Elections of 1980-81 National Officers
1:00 p.m. FFA Day at the American Royal
7:15 p.m. Closing Session-Municipal Auditorium
-Installation of 1980-81 National Officers
Special Entertainment-Firestone Show

After the Convention
Be thoughtful in writing notes of appreciation to all who have
helped you on your trip to the National Convention.
If you received a National FFA Foundation award-on either the
chapter, state, or national level-be sure to write a "thank you"
letter to the Chairman of the Sponsoring Committee: Mr. R. M.
Hendrickson, National FFA Foundation Sponsoring Committee, P.
O. Box 5117, Madison, WI 53705.
Contact your local radio station and newspaper for a followup
article or radio interview on your experiences at the National FFA
Convention. Articles clipped from Kansas City newspapers along
with your convention program and notes taken during the conven-
tion can be a big help in preparing news for local media.







Florida's Public Speaker


I Want A Job


by Susi Sojack
Dunnellon Sr. FFA Chapter
Mr. and Mrs. American Consumer, I want a job. Not
just any job, I want to be a farmer. But I realize that it takes
a lot more than just desire to become a farmer today. Be-
cause of the costs of labor, it is imperative to be mechan-
ized, and the average small farmer faces an investment of
almost $75,000.00 in machinery. On top of that is the cost of
land needed for crops or livestock. Then there are govern-
ment regulations to be dealt with. And increasingly, the
American public has turned their eyes to the farmer. People
no longer ignore agriculture. Many of them have come to
look on it as sort of a public utility to be regulated by the
Government, in what they regard as the public interest.
There is a growing conviction that food policy has
become too important to be controlled by those who pro-
duce the food. People in agriculture are going to have to gain
a better voice in state and national government. Unless the
farmer's story is told, we'll see some dramatic changes in the
future and they won't be for the better.
Mr. and Mrs. Consumer, we need your help here.
Farmers, agriculturists and people in all walks of life need to
cooperate for the mutual benefit of all.
The average American has little or no knowledge of the
scope of agriculture in our way of life. Agriculture is a growth
industry, the largest and most demanding in the national
economy, and yet figures are often publicized that overlook
that fact. Today approximately 9 percent of the workers in
America are employed in the agriculture/agribusiness indus-
try. Annual replacement needs total nearly one half million
each year, although we are training only 17 percent of that
number for the jobs that are available.
Increased international trade is having an impact on our


.



Susi Sojack of Dunnellon receives the State Winning
Trophy for Public Speaking from Mr. Floyd Phimon repre-
senting Lykes Pasco Packing Company.


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1980 Outstanding District Officer Award recipient Susi
Sojack of Dunnellon is honored with a trophy given to her by
James Trimm, State President.
program. Ten years ago less than a ton of soybean meal ex-
tract was exported to France. Now we're up in the tens of
thousands of tons being exported. That's just one example of
the importance of our knowledge of foreign markets.
American farmers today produce over 53 percent more
crops on 6 percent fewer acres than did their fathers. One
farmworker now supplies enough food and fiber for 59 peo-
ple. Only 13 years ago he was producing enough for 29.
Farmers produce not only enough for us, but enough to make
large quantities available for international trade. The U.S.
exports each year: half of its soybean crop, one-third of its
cotton, half of the rice crop, one-third of its tobacco, three-
fifths of the wheat crop, one fourth of the feed grain produc-
tion. In short, the produce of one out of every three U.S.
farm acres goes overseas. In recent years farm exports have
set records, over $23 billion each in the last two years. Were
it not for our farm exports, the balance of payments would
have been much more heavily on the deficit side, and our
inflation rate would be catastrophic.
So, Mr. and Mrs. Consumer, the American farmer does
much more than just feed our countrymen.
And many other innovations are coming from agricul-
ture. American agriculture may even help solve the energy
crisis. Plant or crop production is a highly significant energy
source which has been largely ignored up until this time.
Now, spurred by an oil price and supply crisis, scientists
have focused on this basic fact and have found that farm cel-
lulose production could provide: enough fuel to run 10
million cars per year or replace one half of all the heating
value of coal produced annually in the United States. Other
studies at several universities suggest that animal wastes
from feedlots offer economical sources of feed, fertilizer and
fuel. As an example, Texas Tech University researchers
have extracted 180 pounds of ethylene gas, a basic com-


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ponent of the plastics industry, from a ton of manure. Thus
it is that agriculture offers more hope than ever for a food
and fuel hungry world.
But Mr. and Mrs. Consumer, not enough of our young
people are willing to make the sacrifices and accept the
hardships necessary to become a farmer. For instance, the
typical American dairy farmer frequently works 15 hours a
day. If he belonged to a labor union and was paid on the
basis of a 40 hour work week, he would go on overtime about
noon each Wednesday. Today our farmers make up less than
5 percent of the country's population, while in 1776 they
made up close to 95 percent. In 1910 the age of all farm
operators averaged out to 43 /2 years, but by 1970 the figure
peaked at 53.1 years. In the same span, the proportion of
farmers under 35 dropped from 29 percent to about 11 per-
cent. Recently though, the average age of self employed
persons in agriculture has been inching lower.
We young people interested in making farming our life's
work must be able to ask ourselves important questions
about our future, such as: Are we willing to shoulder the re-
sponsibility of doing those things we criticize the govern-
ment for doing? We must, if we are serious about preserving
the right to do business for profit, and that includes farming


for profit. Can we accept the challenge before us of feeding
the world?
Since the dawn of man it has taken until now to reach
our present world population of 4.5 billion people. Con-
sider, though, that the population explosion is increasing
with such geometric speed that we will accomplish the next
4.5 billion people in only 25 years. These statistics are not
some demographer's bad dream. The people who will create
these additional 4.5 billion people are already living among
us, and are working hard at the job. The implications of this,
for all of humanity, are staggering. Out of our present 4.5
billion people, about 600 million are malnourished, with
actual starvation in 3 or 4 geographic locations.
Mr. and Mrs. Consumer, this is the job I, and thousands
of young people like me, seek. We have a feeling for the land,
and the livestock that sustains itself upon the land. The feel-
ings are part of us, as is sweat, cloudburst, drought, disease,
heartbreak and happiness, losses and profits, setbacks and
successes, that other men may never know. It's not because
farming is easy, it isn't. Or because a farmer enjoys fame or
wealth, he doesn't. But I wouldn't have me any other way.
With your help and understanding Mr. and Mrs. Con-
sumer, I can have that job.


1980-81 Application Due Dates

DUE DATE NAMES OF APPLICATIONS
October 31 Chapter Program of Activities
Chapter Membership Roster
December 15 State FFA Degree Applications
January 15 American FFA Degree Applications
January 15 Chapter Star Greenhand Applications
February 2 ALL Foundation Proficiency Applications:
Placement in Agricultural Production
Agricultural Sales and/or Service
Agricultural Electrification
Agricultural Processing
Fish and Wildlife Management
Turf and Landscape Management
Agricultural Mechanics
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production
Soil and Water Management
Horse Proficiency
Outdoor Recreation Forest Management
Nursery Operations Beef Production
Swine Production Dairy Production
Crop Production Livestock Production
Home Improvement Poultry Production
Floriculture
April 1 Citrus Placement Applications
Citrus Production Applications
FRM Livestock Award Applications
Agricultural Electrification Essay
April 15 Feeder Steer Applications
Chapter Accomplishment Report
Chapter Safety Awards Applications
Building Our American Communities Report
Chapter Forest Applications-St. Regis
National Band Applications--1981
National Chorus Applications-1981
Forestry Camp Applications
Chapter CO-OP Report
April 17 LAST DAY FOR SUBMITTING MEMBERSHIP DUES


Fall, 1980


State Treasurer and Insurance Com-
missioner Bill Gunter gives a hearty
welcome to fellow Future Farmers.


Newly Chartered Chapters
For 1980-81
Adult Education West FFA
Chapter
Alva Middle FFA Chapter
Baker County Middle FFA Chapter
Boca Raton FFA Chapter
Countryside High FFA Chapter
Dunedin Middle FFA Chapter
Eisenhower Junior FFA Chapter
Howard Middle FFA Chapter
Lake Gibson Senior FFA Chapter
Lively FFA Chapter
Mount Dora FFA Chapter
Safety Harbor FFA Chapter
Tri-County-Englewood FFA
Chapter




















1980


Florida


State


Farmers


REGION I
District I
Allentown
Barry Pugh
Stephen Lamar Ward
Baker
Robert Youngblood
Bethlehem
David Crutchfield
Drew A. Kriser
Pat Yancey
Bonifay
Mike Andrews
Chipley
Rory Croft
Michael Croft
Charles Linzy Kirkland
Marc Williams
Chumuckla
Stephen Howell
Alan Miller
Jay
Greg Holloway
Joe McCurdy
Bill Thompson
Milton
Bobby Green
Munson
Wendell Riley
Paxton
Vince Dove
Kelley Lee Finley
Donald Gene Wilderson
Ponce de Leon
Billy Holley
Ralph Justice, Jr.
Micah Redmon


Sammie Vaughn
Vernon
Kelly Crocker
Guy T. Easterling, Jr.
Keith Lassiter
Walnut Hill
Tim Gibbs
Tony Hollingsworth
Rodney Daniel Paxton
Bryan Priest
Michael Solomon
Johnny D. Steege
Scott Ward
Walton Sr.
Charles Kinkey
Robert Huleon McCormick
Tate Sr.
Judith I. Gafford
Linda Gibbs
Melissa Gibbs
Tracy Grim
David K. Miller
Terry Lee Smith
District II
Graceville
Mark Bruner
Tim Hinson
Kirk Kirkland
Jacky Joe Miles
Charles Henry Golden
Grand Ridge
Andy DeSandro
Kenneth Pelt
Marianna
Darwin Gilmore
John Moneyham
Warren Nicholson
Scott Phelps


Benjamin W. Polston II
Sneads
Kenny Richter
Wakulla County
Darrell Kilgore

REGION II
District III
Bronson
Wilbur F. Dean
Chiefland Sr.
Kelby Andrews
Lisa Blake
Wayne Butler
Eugene Carter III
Rebecca Clark
Will Hardee
Lori Hilliard
Julie M. Shepherd
Murray Tillis
Gainesville
Mary L. Byrd
Agribusiness
Morris Liddon, Jr.
Ronald Myers
Brian K. Pledger
Kimberly L. Rench
Hawthorne
Dan L. Dodd
Madison Gary
John Lundell
Willie Thompkins
James Weatherspoon
Mayo-Lafayette
Sonya Bell
Kim Edwards
Bill Koon


Marisa Land
William D. Shaw
Daniel Townsend
Newberry
Terrell Fowler
Alan Dale Jones
Kindra Anne McKoy
Rufus H. Roland
Santa Fe
Glenn E. Bell
Russell Chastain
Michael Ray Gentry
J. Mitchael Harrell
Ron Mahan, Jr.
Patricia Stidham
Ricky Swilley
Ken Thomas
Cheryl Lyn Vaughn
Kent Robert Williams
Elvin Glen Witt
Suwannee
Thresa Hart
Louisa Jenkins
Todd Land
Trenton
Kathryn Beach
Edward Biss
Danny Gay
Billy Mikell
Liz Nolan
Herman Sanchez, Jr.
Michelle Walker
Williston Sr.
Kathy Lynne Benka
Karen Lee Mack
Karla McCoy
Michael Phillips
Timmy Rogers
Jimmy Karl Willis

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District IV
Baker County
Chuck Brannan
Jeffery Canady
Kenneth Crews
Bradford
Randall W. Andrews
Scot R. Clark
Cindy Dodd
Kervin Erixson
Randy Harris
Douglas B. Watson
Mark R. Williams
Michael G. Williams
Englewood
Barry Coulliette
Robert N. Love
Richard W. Montgomery
Glen Ortagus
Eric Palmer
Chriss L. Spires, Jr.
Lake Butler
Joe Bundy
Monroe Clemmons
Ken Clyatt
Doug Crawford
Bobby Crosby
Paul Dyal
Kevin L. Griffis
John C. Howard
Sheri Parrish
Avery C. Roberts
James A. Shaw
Del Sweat
Dacee Tuggle
Doyle Williams
Palatka
Mike Davis
Randy Motes
Paxon
Carl K. Carter
David Rivs
West Nassau
Karen Massengale
REGION III
District V
Citrus Senior
Patrick J. Grady
Roger Homan
Richard W. Mortlock
Christine E. Smith
Crystal River Sr.
Eugene M. Bertine
Dunnellon Sr.
Teri Koopman
Forest (Ocala)
Doug O'Cull
Timothy Stone
David K. Veale
Groveland Sr.
Taylor Flowers
John E. Odom, Jr.
Danny Olson
Lake Weir
Richard B. Heaton
Daniel E. Marshall
Mary Snowden
South Sumter
Kevin L. Akins
Sherilyn R. Akins
Lynn Dodson
Shaun Eveleth
Donna Gomes
Beth Hagin
Horace Peacock
John O. Peterson
Jeff Ray
Chuck Roberson
Amy L. Smith
Lynne Strong
Vanguard Sr.
James Mark Carswell


Wildwood
Gary Todd Hopkins
Walter Alan Mock
John F. Worrell, Jr.
District VI
Bunnell
Samuel J. Bertha, II
Charles L. Crews
Scott A. Morris
Colonial (Orlando)
William Akins
Guy Chason
Edward A. Doberstein
Walter Kirkland
Cindy Lampp
Brian E. Martin
Jimmy Quates
Cindy Retherford
James G. Shaub
Jerry Lynn Simmons
Laurie Tanner
DeLand Senior
John Allman
David C. Bennett
Randall B. Cohen
Larry U. Hirt, Jr.
Carl W. Kimbro
Michelle Kunzig
Scott Randell
Catherine M. Schlipf
Robert D. Thornton
New Smyrna
Troy E. Hafner
Beach Sr.
Jodi Lee Nichols
Oak Ridge
Tammy Yates
Taylor Senior
Mary Ann Bradley
Bryan Cox
Pamela Flowers
Terry Grubbs
Jim Hester
Mark Ziebarth
REGION IV
District VII
Brandon Sr.
James H. Bennett
Pamela Hancock
Janice Pinkston
Stephen P. Rabel
Jeffrey L. Sewell
Ronald Sewell, Jr.
Greg Tucker
Chamberlain (Tampa)
Paul D. Braun
Walter A. Fernandez


Christopher L. Frey
Dade City Sr.
Mark Barthle
Jerry Ennis
Louglas Feek
Clay Mickler
East Bay Sr.
Stanley G. Bartlett, Jr.
Paul Eugene Jones
Marie Miguel
King (Tampa)
David S. White
Manatee Vo-Tech
James Birdsey
Pinellas Vo-Ag
Lynn LaBrute
Louis R. Sclafani
Plant City Sr.
Tony Cody
Doug Driggers
Teddy Harrison
Steve Jones
Judy D. Kahelin
Joyce Dale Perocchi
Ronnie Tindle
Tarpon Springs
Michael Black
Sarasota Sr.
Charlene M. Hobbs
Donna Wisener
Sarasota Vo-Ag
Annette Clough
Robert Lee Larson
Robbie Wolf
District VIII
Auburndale Sr.
Lisa Ann Crumbly
Matthew Glenn
Avon Park
Shawn Bond
Steve Cooper
Ed Doty
Bartow Sr.
Tracy E. Douberly
Michael S. Fackender
Ernest L. Jackson
Rickey S. Jackson
Tommy McBroom
Frank Mercer
James R. Smith, II
Gerald T. Tice
Fort Meade
Mike Fussell
William Paul Webb
Kenneth Whitted
Frostproof Jr.-Sr.
Judith S. Brant


Ben Scarborough
Haines City Sr.
Gary Brungard
Kenneth Congdon
John C. Davis
Michael D. Hamric
Patrick Martin
Hardee County Sr.
Tim J. Bryant
Susan A. Ekhoff
Robert S. Fite, Jr.
Tamme Miller
Kathy Stevens
Bruce Tillman
Jed Weeks
Lakeland Sr.
Joel Lamont Brown
Albert Van Flowers
Curtis Dane Rogers
Lake Placid Sr.
William F. Attias
James Harrison
William C. Ligtsey
Mulberry
Michael A. Morris
Kim Sheffield
Keith Waters
Jimmy Wetherington
Polk Vo-Tech
Darrell Brackin
Winter Haven Sr.
William Archie
Jeff C. Stabler
Johnny Jay Yates
REGION V
District IX
Immokalee
Danny Lee Norman
John Pelham
Indian River
Patrick V. Kirby
LaBelle
Kenny Glisson
Miami
Dori Caruso
John Covington
James Gornto
John Lasseter
Linda Leach
Connie Moore
Christopher Moos
Miami Woods
Richard Blouin
Okeechobee
Felicia Finley
Emerson Raulerson
James Raulerson


Industry Caters FFA Meal Functions:


Officer/Candidate Luncheon

Cooperative Activities Dinner

Tractor Operation &
Maintenance Breakfast
State Farmer Breakfast


Award Winners Luncheon


Officer/Parent Dinner


Federal Land Bank Associations
Production Credit Associations
Federal Land Bank Associations
Production Credit Associations

Ford Tractor Dealers of Florida
Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Companies and Alpha Gamma
Rho Fraternity
Sunniland Corporation
Federal Land Bank Associations
Production Credit Associations
Florida Farm Bureau Safety
Department


Fall, 1980






Would you like to have a stronger FFA Chapter? Would you
like for your FFA Chapter to be more visible in your
community? Would you like for your FFA Chapter to
become the most popular organization in your school? If
the answer is yes to each of the proceeding questions, then
you will benefit by reading the following article!









Organize An Alumni Affiliate Now!


The need for public awareness of
agriculture's role in our lives and sup-
port for agricultural education
becomes more important everyday.
Thousands of former FFA members
and supporters living in Florida
comprehend this need. Many former
FFA members are either farming, or
earning their living in an ag-related
field. There is no better time to call on
these people in your community and
organize a local FFA alumni affiliate.
Former members of the FFA and
supporters in your community realize
more than anyone else what the FFA
means to youth, and the opportunity it
offers to young people in developing
leadership, character and good
citizenship-as well as knowledge in
agriculture.
Many of them have expressed the
desire to help assure that others are
aware of the contributions of the FFA,
and with the future of agriculture
depending on today's youth, that the
program receive the support it must
have. This is particularly important
now, with the number of young people
enrolled in vocational agriculture clas-
ses increasing, while public under-
standing of the need for making agri-
cultural education and FFA activities
available to young people has not kept
pace.
The desire of those who have been
members of the FFA and other indi-
viduals who are interested in
strengthening the FFA program
should join together in a united
effort-to help educate others about
FFA in your community and generate
support-to help build confidence in
today's FFA members and provide
inspiration-to be kept informed
about the FFA and to share exper-
iences and ideas with other alumni
members and supporters can help with
chapter banquets, train judging


teams, provide transportation for FFA
activities, help raise money to finance
chapter activities, provide advisory
and technical support for upgrading
the agricultural department, just to
mention a few. The need for active
support and involvement has led to
the embellishment of the Florida FFA
Supporters and Alumni Association.
The purpose and objectives of the
Association are: (1) To support and
promote the FFA organization, FFA
activities, and vocational agriculture
on local, state, and national levels. (2)
To provide a tie to the FFA and to
assist FFA and agriculture education
personnel to involve former members
and friends in worthy activities. (3) To
promote greater knowledge of the agri-
cultural industry and support educa-
tion in agriculture. (4) To cooperate
with local and National FFA Alumni
Association. Membership in the Flor-
ida FFA Supporters and Alumni Asso-
ciation shall be open to former active,
collegiate, and honorary FFA or NFA
members, present and former profes-
sional vocational agricultural
educators, parents of current FFA
members, and others interested in the
FFA, upon payment of annual dues.


The Florida FFA Supporters and
Alumni Association is a chartered
affiliate of the National FFA Alumni
Association. The Florida FFA Sup-
porters and Alumni Association is
empowered to charter local affiliates
on a school, county, or other area
basis. Steps to charter a local FFA
Alumni affiliate: (1) Have at least 10
new members pay local and National
FFA Alumni dues. (2) Develop a con-
stitution and set of by-laws that are in
harmony with the National FFA
Alumni Association. (3) Have a
designated chairman. Anyone can
start the ball rolling by joining and
urging other interested individuals to
do so, too. But start today-do it by
asking your advisor to write for an
Alumni information packet from Gary
Bartley, P. O. Box 6158, Tallahassee,
FL 32301, or by contacting any of the
Officers and Directors of the Florida
FFA Supporters and Alumni Associa-
tion. The Florida FFA Supporters and
Alumni Association operates with
elected officers, at large directors, and
district directors. You are encouraged
to call upon these individuals for help
and advice.


Florida FFA Supporters And Alumni Associations Officers And Directors
President, Archie Matthews, Rt. 2, Box 493, Alachua, FL 32615.
Vice Pres., W. O. Whittle, P. O. Box 91, Winter Haven, FL 33880.
Secretary, Kevin Bums, 814 N. W. 116th Terrace, Miami, FL 33168.
District I Director-John Temple, P. O. Drawer 271, Milton, 32570.
District II Director-Robert Wiltse, 401 Daniels St., Marianna, 32446.
District I Director-Archie Matthews, Rt. 2, Box 493, Alachua, 32615.
District IV Director-Jimmy Alvarez, Bradford Co. Courthouse, Starke, 32091.
District V Director-Jack Millican, 201 W. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, 32778.
District VI Director-Darwin Bennett, P. O. Box 1910, Daytona Bch., 32015.
District VII Director-Myke Morris, 1000 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, 33602.
District VIII Director-Sylvester Andrews, P. O. Box 720, Eaton Park, 33840.
District IX Director-Kevin Burs, 814 N. W. 116th Terrace, Miami, 33168.
At Large Director-W. O. Whittle, P. O. Box 91, Winter Haven, 33880.
At Large Director-Chris Hardee, P. O. Box 505, Chiefland, 32626.


Florida Future Farmer











Words Of Wisdom



If It Is To Be-It Is Up To Me!
Huh? That's right Future Farmers, if it is to be it is up to the
"me" in each of you. The FFA offers something for everyone,
whether your interests and talents lie in agriculture or
agribusiness or other related areas. Being a future farmer is an
honor and each member should be proud to be holding the future
of America in their hands. You are being challenged by every
citizen in this country to lead the world in the production and
conservation of both food and energy. There are so many
opportunities for each member to take a unique part in this
important endeavor: new members should investigate the New
Student Handbook; chapters should participate in a variety of
contests and other activities, and each FFA member
should strive to become a link in the vital chain that ties
the FFA to agricultural industry-the Florida FFA
Foundation. Yes, FFA members, there are hundreds of ways for
the "me" in each of you to open "your" door of opportunity. And
as this issue of the Florida Future Farmer congratulates and
honors those who have already found their role in agriculture, I
ask each of you to accept my challenge because "if it is to be, it is
up to YOU."
Joe R. Kirkland
State FFA Advisor


DID YOU KNOW ...
Your FFA Foundation Sponsors All These Activities?

* 21 Proficiency Projects
* 9 Judging Contests
* Parliamentary Procedure Awards
* Tractor Operation & Maintenance Awards
* Public Speaking Awards
* BOAC Grant Awards
* Chapter Awards
* Chapter Safety Awards
* Electrification Essay Awards
* Feeder Steer Awards
* Horticulture Demonstration Awards
* Chapter Cooperatives Awards
* Chapter Secretary's Book Contest
* Chapter Treasurer's Book Contest
* FRM Chapter Livestock Contest Awards
* President's Challenge on Energy Contest
* State FFA Officers' Travel to National
* Meal Functions: Cooperatives Dinner, Award Winner's Luncheon, State
Farmer Breakfast, FFA Officers' Dinner, and Officer/Candi-
date Luncheon.
* Courtesy Corps Pins
* State Farmer Degrees
* Star Farmer Awards
* Star Agribusinessmen Awards
* Forestry Field Day Awards


INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
B
Beefmasters Talley Ranch ............ 9
C
Corrigan Ranch ..................... 11
Cypress Creek Ranch .............. 17
D
H. Fred Dietrich m ................ 17
A. Duda & Sons ..................... 9
E
Eastern Brahman Association ......... 9
F
Flint River M ills .................... 11
Fla. Angus Assoc. ........... .... .. 11
Fla. Beef Council ................... 12
Fla. Fence Post Co., Inc.............. 9
Fla. State Fair Authority ............ 28
Freeman Cattle Co. ................. 12
G
Georgia Florida Harvestore ............2
Goold's ........................... 17
K
Dick Kelley ......................... 12
L
Larson Drainage .................... 12
Lazy J Ranch ..................... 9
M
M & M Supply Company ............ 17
S
Stage Coach Ranch................ 17
T
Thompson Brothers Farm ............ 17
G. A. Tucker & Sons .............. 11


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THE FUTURE OF THE FAIR RESTS IN THE HANDS OF
FLORIDA'S YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN


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FEBRUARY 4


15, 1981


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