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Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
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FEB 190 54

WINTER, 1954

Winners at Local Fairs

Florida State Fair

FFA Day Program

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Folks Joins

Florida Power

S. JOHN FOLKS, JR., former instructor in
Animal Husbandry at the University of
Florida, has been employed as agricul-
tural engineer by the Florida Power
Corporation, company officials in St.
Petersburg have announced.
With headquarters at St. Petersburg,
Folks will work with the residential
development depart-
ment of the com-
pany in helping
rural customers get
the most out of elec- g
tric service on the
farm, and with the
community develop-
ment department in '
connection with ag- ,
ricultural problems '
in suburban and FOLKS
rural areas, according to announcement.
Folks, in addition, will work closely
with various groups such as 4-H Clubs,
Future Farmers of America chapters and
county agents.
Born and raised on a farm at Mont-
brook, Florida, Folks is 32 years old,
married and has three children. He at-
tended schools in Morriston and Willis-
ton and graduated from the University
of Florida with the degree of BSA in
Animal Husbandry and Agricultural
Education, and MSA in Animal Produc-
tion and Agricultural Engineering.
For the past six years, Folks has been
animal husbandryman in the U. of F.
Agricultural Experiment Station and
Assistant Professor in the College of
Agriculture, in teaching and research.
During World War II he served as
first lieutenant in the U. S. Paratroops
and in 1951-1952 with the U. S. Army
Airborne Rangers. He holds the highest
rating a parachutist can attain, master
parachutist, with 87 jumps to his credit.
A member of Blue Key Honor Fra-
ternity, Folks was very active in campus
and agricultural affairs. He served as
president of his fraternity, Alpha
Gamma Rho, the Agricultural Club, and
the Agricultural teachers' fraternity,
Alpha Tau Alpha. He was a member of
the Honor Court, and captain of the Uni-
versity Rifle team and was high point
man in the Southeastern Rifle Match. He
was a member of the dairy and forestry
clubs, vice president of the state Future
Farmers, secretary of the YMCA, and is
a member of the Masons.
Among his other agricultural activ-
ities he was awarded the American
Farmer Degree by Future Farmers of
America. He helped inaugurate hog
shows over the state and managed the
show at the Florida State Fair, 1951-53.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1954

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Responsibility is Important

To a Free Nation

By Congressman D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, 8th District, Florida
As CONGRESSMAN Of the Eighth Congressional District of Florida, I have the honor to
represent 15 agricultural counties. I consider the FFA as one of the greatest assets
in our Congressional District. I salute the members of this great organization My
congratulations go to over 8000 members of the 145 chapters in Florida.
Several days ago I had the pleasure
again of visiting Mount Vernon, and I
recalled with great interest that George
Washington was a farmer. Another great
American of that era, Thomas Jefferson,
was a farmer, and his whole philosophy
was based on the idea of farm ownership.
Jefferson believed the future of our
country would be safe if our people
could own and till the soil. These
great Americans would be proud
today if they could see the FFA .
in action. They would marvel at the
supervised farming program, the com-
munity services, the leadership activities,
and all cooperative endeavors of the FFA.
I have been particularly impressed
with the parliamentary procedure train-
ing that the members of the FFA receive.
Our Congressmen would profit if they
could all receive the same kind of train-
ing. One of the great bulwarks of our
democracy is the opportunity for our
people to engage in forum discussions.
Many times I have marvelled at the ease
with which members of the FFA discuss D. R. MATTHEWS
their problems and participate in their
various panel discussions. cans accept their responsibilities along
In the Well of the House of Represent- with the great privileges of society can we
atives there are certain words that are hope to endure as a free nation. During
inscribed in the wood. The center word the many years that I have known mem-
is "Tolerance". Although I certainly see bers of the FFA, I have been impressed
the need of tolerance in our American with the manner in which they have
society, I believe that another word accepted their individual responsibilities.
should share the central position. That It has been a great pleasure for me as
word is "Responsibility". Only as Ameri- (Continued on page 13)

The Cover Walter Cummins, Freedom, Oklahoma, Past National FFA
President 1950-51; Hal Davis, Quincy, Florida, Past National FFA Vice-President
1950-51; Mr. Raymond C. Firestone, Vice-President, Firestone Tire & Rubber Com-
pany; and Doyle Conner, Starke, Past National FFA President 1948-49; chatting
during the Silver Anniversary Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

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President................ Eugene Mixon, Bradenton
1st Vice-President.........Donald Cason, Chiefland
2nd Vice-President... Clyde A. Rodgers, South Dade
3rd Vice-President ..... Robert C. Jones, Chumuckla
4th Vice-President...... Alvin C. Wilhelm, Sarasota
5th Vice-President ......Marvin Whitten, Fort White
6th Vice-President ..........Wallace Bembry, Jasper
Executive Secretary........A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser .............H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

President......David H. Boyne, Marlette, Michigan
1st Vice-Pres.....Charles Ritter, Jr., Amory, Miss.
2nd Vice-Pres....... Harlan Rigney, Freeport, ll.
3rd Vice-Pres....... John Schutheis Colton, Wash.
4th Vice-Pres...Walker E. James, Orwell, Vermont
Student Sec...Hunt Zumwalt, Artesia, New Mexico
Executive Sec....Dr. A. W. Tenney, Wash. D. C.
Executive Treas...D. J. Howard, Winchester, Va.
Nat. Adviser ..Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash., D. C.



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rhe Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1954

Photograph shows some of the 150 enthusiastic Future Farmers in the Florida delegation attending the Silver Anniversary
Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri, October 12-i., 1953.

Nearly 50 Chapters Represented by Over 150 Florida

Future Farmers at National Convention in Kansas City

TRAVELING BY car, bus, plane and train,
and over several different routes, more
than 150 Florida Future Farmers and
their special guests, representing nearly
50 Florida Chapters, converged upon
Kansas City for the National Convention
last October.
Florida delegates and their guests
found some thrilling experiences await-
ing them at the Silver Anniversary Con-
vention. Addresses by Secretary of Agri-
culture, Ezra Taft Benson; Secretary of
Health, Education, and Welfare, Oveta
Culp Hobby; and President Dwight D.
Eisenhower were particularly outstand-
ing. Dramatic emphasis was fixed on the
Silver Anniversary theme in a Silver An-
niversary Pageant, and the unveiling of
the Special Commemorative Stamp
honoring the Future Farmers of Ameri-
ca by Assistant Postmaster General Al-
bert J. Robertson.
Special entertainment during the con-
vention program was furnished by donors
to the Future Farmers of America and
the Florida delegation and guests at-
tended many of the special luncheons,
breakfasts, and dinners given by these
industrial friends of the FFA, where
there was much good fellowship with
others from all over the United States.
Playing in the National Band were
three Florida Future Farmers: Dubie
Dumas of Crystal River Chapter; Darrel
O'Day of Ocala Chapter; and Tommy
Torbert of South Dade Chapter. Billy
Stuart of Bartow and William Timmons
of Quincy sang in the National Chorus.
Wimauma's State Champion String
Band was very well received, and played
by request at several luncheons, on radio
broadcasts and during the National Con-
vention Program.
Jackson Brownlee of Trenton Chapter,
Past State President; Billy Gunter of
Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak, Past
Vice-President; and Eugene Mixon of
Bradenton Chapter, State President, rep-

resented the Florida Association as of-
ficial delegates at the Delegates' Lunch-
eon and all official sessions.
Bobby Griffin of Bartow, 1953 Star
State Farmer, carried the Florida State
Flag in the Massing of the State Flags
Ceremony, as well as in the special Silver
Anniversary Pageant. Also in the Pa-
geant were: Eugene Mixon, State Presi-
dent; H. E. Wood, State Advisor of the
Florida Association, FFA; Past National
Officers from Florida who were present-
Doyle E. Conner, Starke, Past State and
National President, now a member of the
House of Representatives of Florida; and
Hal Davis, Quincy, Past State President
and Past National Vice-President.
A gavel, made in Florida, became the
official gavel of the National FFA Organ-
ization. Mr. Roy L. Cunningham, re-
tired Bradenton High vocational agri-
culture instructor made it out of pieces

of wood from each of the 48 states, Ha-
waii, and Puerto Rico. Eugene, Presi-
dent of the Florida Association, FFA,
made the presentation to the National
President during the Convention.
Highest honors, that of the American
Farmer Degree, were conferred on eight
Florida members: Don Porter of Quincy;
Bryan Cooksey of Monticello; Billy Hes-
ter of DeLand; Hubert Gamble and Ron-
ald Lanier of the Suwannee Chapter at
Live Oak; Donald Plunket of Turkey
Creek, Clarence B. Gulsby of the Tate
Chapter at Gonzalez; and Copeland Gris-
wold of Chumuckla.
Terry Crews of the Taylor Chapter, a
State winner in the Forestry Contest, ap-
peared on the Kansas City Sertoma Club
Program, arranged by R. N. Hoskins, In-
dustrial Forester of the Seaboard Airline
Chilean Nitrate Leadership award win-

Chilean Nitrate Leadership award winners: Bobby Griffin, Bartow; Billy Twombly,
Trenton; and Jimmy Warner, Quincy. State Officers: Wallace Bembry, Jasper; Marvin
Whitten, Fort White; Alvin Wilhelm, Sarasota; Clyde Rodgers, South Dade; Donald
Cason, Chiefland; and President Eugene Mixon, Bradenton; Past President and del-
egate to National Convention, Jackson Brownlee, Trenton. Not shown in picture:
Vice-President Robert Jones, Chumuckla; and Billy Gunter, Suwannee Chapter at
Live Oak, delegate to National Convention. Bill was in the nominating committee

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1954

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ners attending were: Billy Twombly of
Trenton; Bobby Griffin of Bartow; and
Jimmy Warner of Quincy.
Receiving the Regional Farm Safety
Award on behalf of the Quincy Chapter
was Sam Smith. As Regional Award
Winner, the Quincy Chapter received
$200.00 from the FFA Foundation and
Sam received money for his expenses for
the trip.
Also receiving Regional honors was
Joe Register of the Campbellton FFA
Chapter, for his splendid achievements in
dairy farming. Joe received $200.00 and
his expenses to attend the National Con-
vention to receive this honor.
Members from the Quincy and Suwan-
nee (Live Oak) Chapters were present to
receive their Chapter's Gold Emblem,
and members from the DeLand Chapter
to receive the Silver Emblem in the Na-
tional Chapter Contest. This is the third
consecutive year that the Quincy Chap-
ter has won the Gold Emblem (highest in
the Nation). For the past two years, the
Suwannee Chapter has received the Silver
Emblem Award (second highest in the
Nation)." This year, only 47 Chapters
out of nearly 9000 received a rating high
enough to be presented the Gold Em-
blem Award.
The Miami-Edison Dairy Judging
Team, composed of Clifford Causey, L.
Theo Kretzschnar, James W. Bishop, and
William Guy Lacey, with their Adviser,
H. Quentin Duff, went to Waterloo,
Iowa, where the team won a Bronze Em-
blem. Theo and Clifford also received
Bronze Emblems for Dairy Cattle Judg-
ing. In judging Dairy Products, Clif-
ford won the Silver Emblem.
The Pompano Livestock Judging
Team, composed of Gordon Vinkemul-
der, James Janulet, and Terry McDaniel,
participated in the National Livestock
Judging Contest in Kansas City, Missouri.
Their Adviser, Glen Sanderson, accom-
panied them. Gordon Vinkemulder re-
ceived Honorable Mention, and the team
and other members (James Janulet and
Terry McDaniel) received Participation
The Fort Lauderdale Judging Team,
composed of Charles Gordy, Tommy
Rembert, and Jimmy Yates, won a
Bronze Emblem in judging meats. Char-
les and Tommy were also awarded
Bronze Emblem in judging meats.
Charles and Tommy were also awarded
adviser, Howard Brice Leer, accompanied
Commissioner Nathan Mayo of the
State Department of Agriculture, pro-
vided funds for part of the expenses of
the judging teams to attend.
The Ocala chapter, as winner of the
Chapter Forestry Contest, sponsored by
the Florida Jaycees and St. Regis Paper
Company, was awarded expenses for
Bobby Peebles and M. C. Roche, Chap-
ter Adviser, to attend.
Ben Arnold Griffin of the Chipley

1953 American Farmer degree winners from Florida, as photographed at the National
FFA convention, were left to right: Don Porter, Quincy; Donald Plunket, Turkey
Creek; Clarence Gulsby, Gonzalez; Copeland Griswald, Chumuckla; Bill Hester, De-
Land; Ronald Lanier and Hubert Gamble, both of Suwannee chapter, Live Oak. Not
shown was Bryan Cooksey, Monticello, who is now in the service.

Chapter, as State Feeder Steer winner,
and his Adviser, T. M. Love, were
awarded expenses to attend the Conven-
tion by Florida Cattlemen's Association.
Twenty members of the High Springs
Chapter with their Adviser, W. L. Kil-
patrick attended the Convention under

the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of
High Springs.
These and other Florida Association
members and guests reported that the
Silver Anniversary Convention of the
Future Farmers of America was a most
interesting and fine experience.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1954



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These are the boys who, as national of-
ficers, will have an important role in
guiding the destiny of the national or-
ganization of Future Farmers of America
in the coming year. Left to right, seated
they are Charles W. Ritter, Jr., 19,
Amory, Mississippi, Southern region vice
president; David H. Boyne, 19, Marlette,
Michigan, national president, and Hun-
ter Zumwalt, 19, Artesia, New Mexico,
student secretary. Standing, John Schul-
theis, 19, Colton, Washington, Pacific
region vice president; Walker Earl James,
20, Middlebury, Vermont, North Atlantic
region vice president, and Harlan Rigney,
2o, Red Oak, Illinois, Central region vice
president. The officers were elected Octo-
ber 15 during FFA's Silver Anniversary
national convention, to serve one-year

Doyle Conner, Starke, State Legislator,
talking with Secretary of Agriculture,
Ezra Benson, at the National FFA Con-
vention in Kansas City, Missouri and
John Farrar, FFA Publicity Director.

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The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1954

Cowgirl Selected
By Jr. F.S.C.A.
Pretty Miss Sandra Peneger receives congratu-
lations from Junio FSCA President, Doyle
Conner, after her selection as Miss Florida Cow-
girl of 1953.
Doyle of Starke, State Legislator and former
Vice-President of the Junior FSCA, Past State
and National FFA President, was elected Presi-
dent at the Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg.


Banquet season has arrived all over the
State. The photo shows Jimmy Register,
FFA President; Jakie Pearce, FHA Presi-
dent; and Dr. Arthur H. Stainback, guest
speaker, discussing the program at the
Graceville Cooperative FFA-FHA Ban-
quet. (Dothan Eagle Staff photo)

Anthony Gets

$300 Award

ANTHONY FFA CHAPTER, with a good im-
proved breeding program for the past
year, won first place and received $300oo
in the State Improved Breeding Contest
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Founda-
During the past year, under this pro-
gram in the State, 941 cows were bred.
The majority of these were on small
farms that could not afford to own a
purebred bull.
Other winners and their awards were
in the following order: Fort Pierce,
$125.oo; Turkey Creek, $1oo.oo; Plant
City, $75.00; Poplar Springs, $50.00; and
sixth through tenth received $25.oo each
-Summerfield, Umatilla, Live Oak
(Suwannee), Mayo, and Clewiston.

Nancy, Susan and J7lia Ann, daughters
of Bob Hoskins, Industrial Forester,
Seaboard Railroad, are highly delighted
over a Christmas basket of Citrus Fruit
received from the State FFA President,
Eugene Mixon of Bradenton. The fruit
was produced and packed on the Mixon
and Son Groves.


The Jackson Grain Company was
organized in 1909 in Tampa by the
late Frank D. Jackson as a wholesale
distributing organization to serve the
growing agricultural needs of the state.
Products sold by the company at that
time consisted almost entirely of corn,
oats, wheat, flour and mill by-products
such as bran and shorts, cottonseed
meal, cottonseed hulls and hay. The
company prospered from the start and
within a few years moved to its present
location and built the first grain elevator
in the state of Florida.
In the early 1920's the poultry and
dairy industries began to assume some
importance in the state's economy and
the Jackson Grain Company adapted
itself to changing conditions and be-
came one of the largest distributors of
mixed dairy and poultry feeds in the
state. It sold the first mixed scratch
grains and the first "sweet-feed" ever
offered in Florida and it was the first
feed distributor to bring in to the state
a solid freight train of manufactured
In the early 1930's the Company
began manufacturing some feeds of
its own and by 1940 it was manufac-
turing and distributing a complete line
of poultry and dry feeds under its

now well known X-Cel brand. Grow-
ing rapidly with Florida the next 10
years the company found it necessary
by 1950 to build a modern "push but-
ton" feed mill to meet the ever-increas-
ing demand for its products.
During the same period the com-
pany organized a retail subsidiary known
as X-Cel Stores, Inc. and opened
branches in Tampa, Plant City, Winter
Haven and Orlando. The company also
began distributing fertilizer, seeds and
agricultural insecticides.
In 1952 the company extended its
activities to manufacturing agricultural
insecticides and fungicides in its own
plant so that it could better serve
growing Florida agricultural interests.
Today the Jackson Grain Company
has a well rounded organization staffed
with men competent to serve in the
various fields in which if operates. It
has its own chemical laboratory and a
poultry research farm where its prod-
ucts are checked scientifically.
After 44 years of service to the state,
changing its operation to meet chang-
ing conditions, the Jackson Grain Com-
pany is today a Florida-owned and
operated organization looking forward
each day for better ways to serve the
agricultural community of Florida.












A portion of the thousands of young FFA members who attended FFA Day at the 1953 Florida State Fair in Tampa and saw several outstanding men receive the Honorary State Farmer Degree.

FFA Day Program and Livestock Judging at State Fair

Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commissioner
of Agriculture for the State of Florida,
presenting. rosettes at the Florida State
Fair and awarding plaques from the
Guernsey and Jersey Cattle Clubs of Fla.
Left to right, Bill Griffin who showed
the Grand Champion Guernsey female;
Lloyd Harris the Grand Champion Jer-
sey bull; and Joe Cochran the Grand
Champion Jersey female; in the .F. A.
Division of the dairy cattle show, held the
first week at the Florida State Fair, 1953
All are members of the Bartow F. F. A.

UPON ENTERING the State Fair Grounds
at 8:3o a.m., every one will go directly
to the Grandstand for Registration from
8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and remain for the
Special F.F.A. Day Program which will
An added attraction and feature of
F.F.A. Day will be the collaboration of
the Future Homemakers during the Plat-
form Ceremony, 9:3o a.m. to I1.oo a.m.
Approximately one thousand beautiful
"Future Homemakers" will occupy the
Grandstand with the five thousand Fu-
ture Farmers to enjoy the Program on
February 6, 1954. Each Area Supervisor
will be responsible for ushering and pro-
per seating of the F.F.A. and F.H.A. mem-
bers on this occasion. As soon as the
Program is over, everyone will clear the
Platform and Grandstand except mem-
bers of the Judging Teams.
Group leaders will be labeled and
stationed at intervals in front of the
Grandstand, and members of the Dairy
Judging Teams will be told when to

Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, addressing Future
Farmers and guests during FFA Day cere-
monies at the Florida State Fair.

move out to their respective groups, which
will move then directly to the Mayo
Livestock Pavilion. Then group leaders
for other Judging Contests will be sta-
tioned in front of the Grandstand and
members of the Beef Cattle and Hog
Judging Teams will be told to move out
to their respective groups.


General Chairman, H. E. WOOD
Master of Ceremonies, EUGENE MIXON

8:3o- 9:30 A.M.
9:30- 9:45 A.M.

9:45- 9:50 A.M.

9:50-10:00 A.M.

10:00-10:15 A.M.

10:15-10:25 A.M.

10:25-10:30 A.M.

10:30-10:35 A.M.

Wimauma String Band (1953 State
F.F.A. Champions)
Welcome Address-Carl D. Brorein,
president, Florida State Fair Association
Introduction of Platform Guests-H. E.
Wood, State Adviser, Florida Ass'n, FFA
Future Homemakers of America-Mar-
celle Potter, State President, Quincy
White Springs Quartet (1953 State
F.F.A. Champions)
Address-Honorable Thomas D. Bailey,
State Superintendent of Public Instruc-
Presentation of Honorary State Farmer
Keys by State President and Officers of
Florida Association, F.F.A.

State Supervisor of Agricultural Education
State President, Florida Association, F.F.A.

10:35-10:45 A.M.

10:45-10:50 A.M.

10:50-11:00 A.M.

11:oo-11:10 A.M.

11:10-11:30 A.M.
11:30- 1:30 P.M.

1:oo- 6:oo P.M.

Harmonica-Franklin Howell, Pahokee
(1953 State F.F.A. Champion)
Awarding Ribbons to Grand Champion
Winners in F.F.A. Dairy Show-
Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commis-
sioner of Agriculture
Exhibition of Hawaiian dances by
Verena Fogel, Gainesville (1953 State
F.F.A. Sweetheart)
Clearing Platform and Grandstand, ex-
cept members of judging teams
Organizing Judging Teams
Livestock Judging Contest (including 2
classes of hogs), Mayo Livestock Pa-
Attending Auto Races: visiting Midway
and Agricultural and Commercial Ex-

General information for Judging
Teams: For each Chapter, three boys
will compose a team in livestock judging,
and there will be no substitutions in any
of the Contests after judging begins. Sub-
stitutions are permissible for beef cattle
and hogs. The substitute must report
to the group leader and turn in his mem-
bership card until the contest ends.
Each group will be given a total of
ten minutes for general inspection and
official scoring of each of the four en-
tries in each class. Explicit instructions
will be given group leaders in Tampa
before the judging begins. These in-
structions will be followed by all entrants.

State FFA

Cattle Show

THE BEEF and dairy cattle entrants by FFA
members and chapters will show an im-
provement in quality at the State Fair at
The first week of the fair will feature
dairy heifers, cows, and bulls represent-
ing the following breeds: Ayrshire,
Guernsey, Jersey, and Holstein.
During the second week about 75 en-
tries of beef cattle will be on exhibit. The
increase in the number and quality of the
animals is the result of the bulls ob-
tained; through the Sears Roebuck Foun-
dation and the State Beef Cattle Breeder
Associations-Angus, Brahman, Here-
fords, and Shorthorn breeds will be in
the FFA beef cattle exhibit.
Award plaques obtained by each State
breed association are to be presented to
the FFA member showing the champion
bull and cow of the following breeds:
Dairy cattle; Guernsey and Jersey-Beef
Shorthorns. The Early 8 Daniel Com-
pany is again this year furnishing their
name brand (Tuxedo) feed without cost
for FFA entrants'in the Fair.



SEE MORE IN '54. That's the keynote of this year's Fair.
Bigger! Better! More colorful and exciting than ever-with an
amazing variety of new things to do and see.
SEE MORE IN '541 The Annual Florida Electrical Exposition
will introduce many interesting innovations.. .The Chrysler Corpora-
tion's "New Worlds in Motion," costing more than $1,5oo,ooo, will be
a magnificent, new feature...The grandstand attractions and thrill
shows-all different this year-will bring some of America's top enter-
tainers to Tampa...It's Gasparilla's Golden Jubilee Year-and the
Pirate Invasion, parades, and week of High Carnival will be more
spectacular than ever.
SEE MORE IN '541 Plan days of sightseeing at the Fair, and
other days for a fun-packed tour of the Midway and a grandstand view
of the thrilling auto races and stage presentations.

FEB. 4-Parade of Dairy Champions
and awarding of Championship Rib-
bons and Trophies.
FEB. 6-Future Farmers and Future
Homemakers of America, with spe-
cial grandstand program 10:00 a.m.
Ayrshire Sale 1:30 p.m.

FEB. 11--Parade of Beef Champions
and awarding of Championship Rib-
bons and Trophies.
FEB. 12-Brahman Sale at 7:00 p.m.
FEB. 13-4-H Clubs Day with special
grandstand program 10:00 a.m.
Flying Farmers Day.

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The following are rules of eligibility
for the Future Farmer Livestock Show:
1. Any Future Farmer of Florida in
good standing is eligible to enter one (i)
animal in each classification, provided
all requirements are complied with.
2. This show shall consist of animals
from both beef and dairy breeds.
3. All animals entered must be a
credit to the breed represented.
4. All animals will meet 1954 Florida
State Fair Dairy and Beef Show health re-
quirements, and certificates are to be
furnished the Superintendent, or his re-
presentative, as evidence when animals
arrive at the State Fair Grounds.
5. Every FFA entry is to receive a
6. Not more than seventy-five animals
in all classifications may be entered in
this show each week.
7. Premiums will be paid through
fourth (4th) place, plus additional com-
pensation for each entry.
8. A project record book completed to
date must be submitted with entry.
9. Animals must have been owned at
least ninety (90) days by exhibitor before
entering in show.
lo. First and second place winners in
each class may enter open competition.

At the Suwannee River show at Fanning
Springs, top: Trenton FFA's champion
Hereford bull with Aubrey Deen; bottom,
Grady Colson, with champion female.

Many FFA Members Participate

In Local Florida Livestock Shows

North Florida Fair
at Tallahassee
TOP FFA boar was exhibited by Jimmy
Register and Elton Taylor, also of Grace-
ville, showed the top FFA sow.
In the dairy division, Ernest Sellers of
Tallahassee had the champion Jersey
and Bobby Ray Durden of Havana won
the reserve championship.
Winners, in order in which they
placed, by classes, were as follows:
FFA Breeder swine-Blues to: Jimmy
Register, Graceville (grand champion
boar junior champion boar): Elton Tay-
lor, Graceville (grand champion sow
junior champion sow); Register (reserve
grand champion sow, senior champion
sow); Graceville FFA Chapter (reserve
grand champion boar, senior champion
boar); Charles Blair, Jennings; Clifton
Collins, Graceville; Robert Collins,
Graceville; Pinetta FFA; Alton Blair,
Jennings; Wayne Sullivan, Jasper; John
Allen Scaff, Jennings; Billy Young, Jas-
per; Billy Joe Miles, Graceville; Payton
Bembry, Jasper; Graceville FFA; Grace-
ville FFA; Graceville FFA; Jennings
FFA; Reds to: Carl Barber, Havana;
James Fowler, Graceville; Early Gene
Russell, Vernon; Lester Scaff, Jasper;
Clayton Jones, Jasper; Donald Ham-
mock, Vernon; John Fort, Graceville;
Billy Blair, Jennings; Lester Scaff; Lester
Scaff; Lester Scaff; Lester Scaff; Whites
to: Jack Leonard, Havana; Lester Scaff;
Lester Scaff; Franklin Smith, Jasper; Jas-
per FFA; Billy Joe Miles; Horace Royals,

Suwannee River Tri-County
Show-Fanning Springs
KEENEST COMPETITION was in the Hereford
division with RHR True Domino 49th,
exhibited by the Trenton FFA Chapter
being selected as the champion of the
breed. Champion Hereford female, also
shown by the Trenton FFA Chapter, was
AHF Baca Dominetta 4th.
Reserve champion Angus bull was
shown by Thomas Corbin, Trenton-FFA
Champion milking' Shorthorn female,
Celia Premier, was shown by David Hipp,
Trenton FFA member.
Snow Queen, shown by Williston FFA
member Sammy Broady, was champion
Brahman female, and reserve champion
was shown by Emory Roberts, Bell FFA
FFA winners of blue ribbons, listed in
order by classes, were as follows:

Brahman females one to two years-
Brahman females over two years-
Emory Roberts, Bell;
Hereford bulls one to two-Trenton
FFA Chapter; Frank Colson, Trenton;
Hereford heifers one to two years-
Trenton Chapter (two);
Angus bulls over two years-Thomas
Milking Shorthorn heifers under one
year-David Hipp (two);
Milking Shorthorn cows over two years
Grade Angus females under one year-
Brooks Bailey, Trenton;
Grade Hereford females under one
year-Cecil Brock, Trenton; Frank Quin-
cey, Trenton;
Grade Hereford females one to two
years-Robert McPherson, Trenton.

Sumter All-Florida
Breeders Show-Webster
WINNERS IN the judging contest listed in
order were as follows:
Fort Meade (Joe Davis, J. W. Manley,
Johnny Thomas); Kathleen, Anthony,
Umatilla, Leesburg; high individuals:
Arthur Clayman, Orlando-Edgewater
Chapter and Matthew Sullivan, Frost-
At the annual banquet for the Cattle-
men, which was under the supervision of
the Bushnell FFA Chapter, Herbert Sim-
mons, Adviser; the Alachua and Wild-
wood Quartets, the Wimauma String
Band and Verena Fogel, State FFA Sweet-
heart furnished the entertainment. Eu-
gene Mixon, State President, appeared
on the program and Mr. H. E. Wood,
State FFA Adviser was Master of Cere-

Shown above is the FFA champion Duroc
sow pictured with, left to right, Owner
Jimmy Register, Central of Georgia Rail-
road Livestock Specialist Jones Purcell,
who judged the show, and Register's FFA
adviser Guyton Williams, Graceville.

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Franklin D. Smith with the Jasper FFA
Chapter's FFA champion, a Duroc.

Swine Show Held at Live Oah
THE RESERVE grand champion and FFA
champion barrow of the show was a du-
roc shown by the Jasper FFA Chapter.
Billy Gamble of Live Oak (Suwannee
Chapter), showed the FFA reserve cham-
pion barrow and also the champion FFA
pen of three, while Wallace Bembry
of Jasper was the owner of the FFA re-
serve champion pen of three.
Winners, by classes, were as follows:
FFA Lightweights-Jasper FFA Chap-
ter (reserve grand champion, FFA cham-
pion); Millard Guild, Live Oak; Michael
Scott, Live Oak; Wendell Boatright, Live
FFA Middleweights-Billy Gamble,
Live Oak (FFA reserve champion); Billy
Gamble; Scott; Robert Brannon, Live
Oak; Brannon; Harry Mosley, Live Oak:
FFA Heavyweights-Robert Barnett,
O'Brien; Hugh Lee, Lake City; Barnett;
FFA Lightweight Pens of Three-Wal-
lace Bembry, Jasper (FFA reserve cham-
pion); Hubert Gamble, Live Oak; Scott;
FFA Heavyweight Pens of Three-Billy
Gamble (FFA champion); Barnett; Bran-
Hubert Gamble of Suwannee Chapter
at Live Oak won top honors in the FFA
showmanship contest and was followed
by Horace Royals, Robert Brannon, Billy
Gamble and Bobby Mills.
Top FFA judging team was the Su-
wannee Chapter, composed of Billy Gam-
ble, Hubert Gamble, and Robert Bran-
non. Other teams, in order, were Jasper,
White Springs, Jennings, and Williams
at Live Oak. Top individual was Hubert

Many Entries at Plant City
ONE OF the highlights of the fair was
the showmanship contest which saw
young Freddie McCullers of Plant City
coming out in first place. Second place
went to Keith Simmons of Turkey Creek
and Gerald Hooker of Plant City fol-
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Dairy winners at the Hillsborough Junior
Agriculture Show are pictured above:
Tommy Townsend, Wimauma FFA, with
grand champion Jersey heifer, left, and
John Griffin, Plant City FFA, with Ayr-
shire heifer which won showmanship

A team from the Turkey Creek FFA
Chapter won first place for judging dairy
cows in the FFA contest. Members of
the team were Ronald Wetherington, O-
lin Shepherd and Keith Simmons. Second
place went to Brandon, third to Pinecrest,
and fourth to Hillsborough.
In the FFA beef judging competition,
Plant City was first with a team composed
of Charles Simmons, Paul Wilder, and
Gerald Hooker. Following, in order,
were Turkey Creek, Warren Allen, and
Tomlin Junior High.
In the FFA tractor driving contest,
Glen Summers, Franklin FFA Chapter
won top honors. Leroy Turner, Brandon
and Carroll Sink, Turkey Creek, taking
2nd and 3rd.
FFA Livestock winners, listed by clas-
ses, in the order in which they placed,
were as follows:
Hereford bulls-Turkey Creek; Wi-
mauma; Brandon;
Angus Heifers-Turkey Creek; Plant
City FFA; Plant City FFA;
Angus bulls-Ronald Wetherington,
Turkey Creek; Jerry Clemons, Brandon;
Brangus bulls-Jimmy Mays, Plant
Shorthorns-Gerald Hooker;
Brahmans-Olin Sheppard;
FFA Jerseys-Wimauma (grand cham-
pion); Tomlin Junior High; Benjamin
Junior High;
Ayrshires-Tony Fernandez, Brandon;
John Griffin, Plant City;
FFA Guernseys-John Aldmend, Tur-
key Creek; Jimmy Heldon;
Brown Swiss-Ted Carey, Brandon;
Fred Leitner; /
Holsteins-Ronald Fertic;
Many top exhibit booths at the fair
were made by the different Chapters
(Plant City, Plant City Tomlin, Pine-
crest, Wimauma, Turkey Creek, Bran-
don, Tampa, Hillsborough and Franklin)
in Hillsborough County.

Nassau Fair at Callahan

Tops IN the FFA livestock judging con-
test was the Hilliard team composed of
Bert Geiger, Vernon Duce, and William
Hodges. Following in order were:
another team from Hilliard and Baldwin.
In the FFA tractor driving contest,
Ronnie Davis, Callahan Chapter, and
Bert Geiger, Hilliard Chapter, placed
first and second, respectively.
The Hilliard FFA Chapter Hereford
bull and grand Brahman heifer shown
by John Claxton, Callahan, were award

Third Junior Show at Ocala
BUDDY FRAZEE, Ocala Chapter, showed the
FFA Champion 170 pound barrow which
was bought by the Florida National Bank
of Ocala for $59.50.
Summerfield FFA Chapter Sears Roe-
buck Hereford Bull was selected as the
champion in the FFA division and a;
grade Hereford heifer shown by Rodney
Buchalla, Summerfield, was the female
The best FFA dairy heifer was a Jersey
shown by Elwood Marsh of Anthony.
Austin Tilton, Palatka Chapter, won
the beef cattle showmanship.
FFA blue ribbon winners in the swine
show were as follows:
Light barrows-Buddy Frazee, Ocala,
FFA champion barrow;
Heavy barrows-Frazee;
Junior sow pigs-Wilfred Carrier, Red-
dick, FFA reserve champion sow;
Senior sow pig-Frazee, FFA champion
FFA blue ribbon winners in the beef
cattle show were as follows:
Heifer calves-Rodney Buchalla, Sum-
merfield, FFA champion Hereford;
Yearling heifers-Woody Tilton, Palat-
Beef showmanship winners, in order,
were: Austin Tilton, Palatka; David
Graff and Rodney Buchalla, both of

FFA competition in the beef division of
the Ocala Area Junior Livestock and
Poultry Show. Photo above shows Rod-
ney Buchalla, left, with top FFA bull
owned by Summerfield FFA Chapter,
and Greggie McWhite, holding Buchalla's
champion FFA heifer.

Grand Champion steer at the Polk
County Youth Fair was the Angus (bred
by Walter Williams of Lakeland) photo-
graphed above with Kathleen Vocational
Agriculture Instructor Bruce Howell and
Owner Steve Sutton.

Polk County Youth Fair
at Bartow Well Attended
WITH A large number of youthful exhib-
itors on hand, and many quality animals
being shown young Steve Sutton, Kath-
leen FFA member, won the highly-
coveted steer championship with his
medium weight Aberdeen-Angus entry.
The steer was bred by Walter Wil-
liams, owner of Lakeview Farm at Lake-
land, and the purchase of the animal for
Sutton was sponsored by the Florida
Aberdeen-Angus Association, according
to Williams.
Sutton won some extra glory for him-
self by winning the British beef breeds
grooming award, while Harry Hammond,
Winter Haven FFA member, won the
Brahman grooming top prize; with Billy
Stuart, Bartow, placing second. He
scored another second in the beef show-
Registered junior heifer calves-Blues
to: Dudley Putnam, Bartow FFA; Morris
Lunn, Fort Meade FFA;
Registered junior yearling bulls-Blue
to: J. W. Manley, Fort Meade FFA;
Registered senior yearling bulls-Blue
to Carl Alderman, Kathleen FFA;
Grade senior yearling heifers-Blue to:
Joe Davis, Fort Meade FFA;
Registered junior heifer calves-Blue
to: Bill Griffin, Bartow FFA;
Registered junior heifer calves-Blue
to: Bill Stuart, Bartow FFA; Harry Ham-
mond, Winter Haven FFA;
Registered two year old cows-Blue
to: Bill Stuart;
Registered junior bull calves-Blues to:
Bill Stuart; Harry Hammond; Harrison
Thornhill; Winter Haven FFA.
Registered junior yearling bulls-Blue
to: Harry Hammond;

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Phillip Gonzales, outstanding Alachua FFA Chapter member, shown at left gathering eggs from some of his 2000 laying hens
and, at right, feeding grain to a flock of his young pullets.

Steers T ___ ..-. __ i_ A

Middleweights (701 pounds through
999 lbs) -Blues to: Morris Lunn, Fort
Meade FFA; Morris Lunn; Steven Sut-
ton, Kathleen FFA; Earl Thompson,
Fort Meade FFA;
Lightweights (looo lbs. and up) -Blues
to: Ralph Durrance, Fort Meade FFA;
Winifred McMillan, Fort Meade FFA;
Dairy Cattle
Registered Jersey junior heifer calves-
Harry Griffin, Bartow FFA;
Registered Jersey aged cows-Gerald
Cochran, Bartow FFA;
Registered Jersey bull calves-Griffin;
Grade Jersey junior yearling heifer
calves-Bill Griffin, Bartow FFA;
Registered Guernsey senior heifer
calves- Hugh Davis, Fort Meade FFA;
Grade Guernsey senior heifer calves-
Bill Griffin;
Grade Holstein aged cows-Harry Grif-
SThe Fort Meade team came out on top
in the FFA beef judging contest with a
score of 764, followed by Frostproof,
Kathleeen, Bartow, and Winter Haven.
High-scoring individual was Joe Davis
of Fort Meade with a score of 259.
In the FFA dairy judging contest, the
Frostproof representatives won top
honors with a score of 612, followed by
Winter Haven, Auburndale, Kathleen,
Fort Meade, in that order. Top indivi-
dual was Charles Brogden; of Bartow
with a score of 229.

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a freshman Congressman to speak up for
the FFA here in Congress. I shall con-
tinue to serve this great organization be-
cause I am convinced that it makes better
citizens of tomorrow-Citizens who will
not only make greater profits because of
improved farming practices, but citizens
who will also recognize the larger respon-
sibilities to the America that we all love.

VOSilROBt m FOultry Proven to be
PrOfitable Project m Alachua

IN 1950, Phillip Gonzales, Sr. of Route 1,
Alachua, made an investment in the
future which has since proved to be as
safe and as profitable an investment as
he could have made. His investment was
a loan of $900 to his son Phillip, Jr. who
used the money to set up the projects
for his agriculture course at Alachua
High School.
Phillip bought six hundred white leg-
horns with the money and with the help

At the Annual Meeting of the Florida
Chain Store Council at Wakulla Springs,
Mr. Austin Davis, President of the Coun-
cil, presented a special silver gavel to
Eugene Mixon State President, for the
Florida Association, FFA in honor of
their 25th Anniversary. The Florida FFA
presented a special program during the
meeting, featuring the Quincy String
Band, Hawaiian dances by Verena Fogel,
State FFA Sweetheart, and a talk by
Eugene Mixon, State FFA President on
achievements of the Florida Association,
FFA during the past year, and how the
Florida Chain Store Council has contri-
buted to these successes.

of his Dad built all of the buildings and
equipment that he would need to care
for his birds. Along with the chickens,
Phillip also planted two acres of corn
as part of his project. With the guidance
and help of his father and Mr. Louis
Leigh, his Agriculture Teacher, Phillip
was able to increase his project by the
next year to one thousand laying hens,
ten acres of improved pasture, two An-
gus cows. During 1953 Phillip has in-
creased his number of laying hens to
two thousand and has three Angus cows.
He has thirty acres of improved pas-
ture and fifteen acres of corn.
Phillip paid back the loan from his
father as soon as he could and then began
to use his profits to increase and im-
prove his stock and equipment. He has
found his 8o% production profitable
enough to have bought himself a new
car and is now making plans to expand
his beef herd.
Phillip has been an outstanding FFA
member for two years, serving as chair-
man of various groups and this summer
he plans to apply for his State Farmer
Degree. He has helped remodel his
house and done much to improve the
farm grounds on his family's farm. Not
all of Phillip's work is in the agricul-
tural line. He works hard in school
because he realizes the value of good
education to him not only as a Future
Farmer of America, but also as a citizen.

Putnam Fair, Palatka
IN THE youth division, FFA member Tom-
my Motes of Palatka showed his Here-
ford bull, Echo, to the youth Hereford





Gainesville Chapter Works
With Johnson Brothers
THE GAINESVILLE FFA Chapter success-
Cully carried out cooperative financing of
some chapter and members' productive
projects through the assistance of the
Johnson Brothers.
Chris Simmons, one of the members,
needed land, equipment, fertilizer, seed,
and labor in growing his crop of water-
melons. Land was rented from his
Father, Johnson Brothers backed him for
fertilizer and seed and to market the
melons. The Chapter members assisted
with the cultivating, spraying and mar-
Accurate records were kept of labor,
expenses and receipts. After marketing
the melons, Chris paid for his own labor
and his fellow members; paid rent on
land to his Father; paid expenses of fer-
tilizer, seeds and etc. to Johnson Broth-
ers; and he had a profit of $317.00.
160 Acres Lupine at Live Oak
THE J. F. Williams Memorial Chapter at
Live Oak cooperative program includes
160 acres of Sweet Lupine (white seeded)
planted on halves with members. So far
this season, they have planted over 50,-
ooo pine seedlings on the farms of mem-
bers and farmers in the community with
the Chapters pine seedling planter.

Watermelons at Groveland
THE GROVELAND FFA Chapter has pre-
pared four acres of land for watermelons.
Two acres of the land were donated rent
free by Mr. Matthew Guthrie, Groveland
Realtor, and two acres by Lake County
School Board Member, A. M. Davis. Mr.
Emil Murraro, local grove owner and
poultryman, is assisting the boys with
the planting.

Southland Oats at Leon
THE LEON Chapter in Tallahassee has
planted o2 acres of Southland Oats to be
combined and 12 acres of Blue Lupine
which will be turned under before corn
is planted in the spring.
Grass Nursery at Vero Beach
THE INDIAN Chapter at Vero Beach has
established a "Grass Nursery", through
the cooperation of the Soil Conservation
Service Nursery at Brooksville. Seventy
different grasses will be grown for mem-
bers to study and furnish grass.
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AN EXCERPT from the resolutions
adopted at the 35th Annual Meet-
ing of the American Farm Bureau
Federation, as published in their
News Letter, December 21, 1953:
"The future of America is in our
youth. Programs of 4-H clubs, FFA
and FHA should be encouraged.
"Attempts by federal agencies to
organize young adults should be dis-
couraged. If we fail to offer oppor-
tunities in Farm Bureau for these
young adults, we can expect con-
tinued efforts on the part of federal
agencies and others to organize and
develop such programs."
"We commend the excellent school
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Precast concrete products

Willard M14 Ffield, Director
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Gainesvtlo, Florida

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