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Title: The Florida future farmer
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APR 23 1954

SPRING, 1954
Daytona Beach Beckons
For State Convention

Florida State Fair
FFA Day Report

Ocala and Quincy Show
Winnings Given

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The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954

By Way of Editorial Comment:

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Insures America's Future

A STORY that had made the rounds even before Joe Miller was born involves a city
man who lost his way on a country road.
He stopped his car and sought help from a farmer walking along the roadside.

"Which is the way to Tampa?" he
"Dunno", said the farmer.
"Well, where will I come out if I
follow this road?"
"Dunno", said the farmer, "I never
went all the way."
"Well, you don't know much do you?"
commented the city man, in disgust.
"Don't reckon I do", replied the farm-
er. "But I ain't lost."
..'his certainly applies to the farmers
of Florida today, and especially to the
Future Farmers. They not only "ain't
lost", but they also know where they are
going. And, what the future holds for
them appears to be good.
As I have driven about Florida, looked
at the farms and the things that grow
and live on them, talked with the farmers,
saw their fine modern homes, and met
their healthy, handsome families, I have
been struck with the realization that
farming in Florida must offer the most
satisfying of all manners of life.
There is a wealth on the Florida farm
which transcends the kind of wealth
which is measured in money, goods,
property, power or position.
It is something which I cannot describe
in a written or spoken utterance, but
which I am sure that all the Future
Farmers of Florida will understand. It
is a state which we all envy, but which
at the same time is above envy. It's a
sort of feeling of closeness to the things


which are real and good; a feeling of
independence and accomplishment, of
contribution to that which is best and
most permanent in life.
An incontestable fact which history has
produced is that any country or area with
(Continued on page 15)

T e C ov r Hillsborough County Future Farmers took a very active
SC Ver part in the 1954 Florida State Fair in Tampa. Approx-
imately $550.00 in prize money was received from showing of registered cattle and
prize poultry. The Plant City Chapter showed the champion Angus heifer in the
FFA division and the Turkey Creek Chapter showed a first (Continued on page 17)

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XV, NO. 2
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879, at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida.

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, Il1.
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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The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954


Florida State Fair Livestock

Show Features 71 FFA Entries

THE FFA LIVESTOCK Show at the Florida
State Fair-strongest yet in the opinion
of many visitors-featured a week for
the dairy breeds, Brown Swiss, Guern-
seys, and Jerseys, and a week for the beef
breeds, Angus, Brahmans, Herefords and
Grand Champion Plaques for bulls and
females were furnished by: Guernsey,
Florida Guernsey Cattle Club; Jersey,
Florida Jersey Cattle Club; Angus,
Florida Aberdeen-Angus Breeders Ass'n;
Brahman, Eastern Brahman Breeders
Ass'n; Hereford, Florida Hereford
Breeders Ass'n.
The Early and Daniel C'--aniy, by
again furnishing Tuxer'o Feed free, and
the Kuder Citrus Company, Lake Alfred,
furnishing the citrus pulp for both Dairy
and Beef cattle, enabled the FFA mem-
b-r; to take more prize money th:s year.
Grand Champions of the dairy breeds
were shown by: Brown Swiss, Ted Carey,
Brandon; Guernseys, William Griffin,
Bartow, and Jersey, Harry Griffin, and
Gerald Cochran, Bartow.
George Ford, Quincy, won the Florida
Dairy Association Exhibitor rotating
trophy, and appeared at the Association
banquet with Harry Griffin, Gerald
Cochran and William Griffin, all from
Other winners in the Dairy Cattle
Show were Jersey: Jim Braddy, Brandon;
Hampton McCall, Joel Jenkins, Maurice
Manley, Frostproof; Bobby Ray Durden,
Havana; Charles McCullers, Tomlin
Chapter, Plant City; Franklin Chapter,
Tampa; and Wimauma Chapter.

FFA Members Show
71 Head at Fair
THE STATE FFA beef cattle show, held
at the Florida State Fair in Tampa, re-

Billy Colson (right) with his grand champion Hereford bull of the FFA division of
the Florida State Fair, and Aubrey Dean, president of the Trenton FFA chapter, with
his reserve champion, are shown with (from left) H. E. Brown, Trenton adviser, Ron-
nie Stewart, manager of Sears, Roebuck Store in Tampa, and H. E. Wood, state
adviser of the Florida Association, FFA.

sulted in 71 registered animals being
shown in Angus, Brahman, Hereford and
Shorthorn divisions.
Grand champions were shown as fol-
lows: Angus, H. F. Wiggins, Jr., Live
Oak, and Plant City FFA Chapter; Brah-
mans, Bobby Griffin, Bartow; Herefords,
Frank Colson,. Trenton, and Trenton
FFA Chapter; Shorthorns, Craig Griffin
and Ben Arnold Griffin, both of Chipley.
Winners, listed in order by classes,
were as follows:
FFA Aberdeen-Angus
Bulls: 12 to 18 months (2)-R. C. Blackbird
30th (Champion H. F. Wiggins, Jr., Live Oak;
General III of Wee Lake, Jerry Clemons, Bran-
don; 24 months and over (1)-Bandoliero LF (re-

serve champion), Turkey Creek Chapter;
Females: 6 to 12 months (I)-Quennelle 3rd of
Lake View (reserve Champion), William M. Grif-
fin, Bartow; 12 to 18 months (1)-Pride of Gulf-
s:ream 14th, Don Robertson, Miami Edison; 18 to
24 months (1)-Blackbird of We 3 (champion),
Plant City; General's Lady of SS, Turkey Creek
FFA Brahmans
Bulls: 6 to 12 months (4)-George Imperator 355,
Harry Hammond, Winter Haven; Mason Van Dorn
357, Harrison Thornhill, Winter Haven; Bruno
Imperator 16, Billy Stuart, Bartow; Joe Carter,
Chipley; 12 to 18 months (1)-Lord Foreasa, Don
Deadwyler, Sebring; 18 to 24 months (2)-Cadanza
339 (reserve champion), 'Bobby Griffin, Bartow;
Cadanza 9/100, Sonny Griffin, Bartow; 24 months
an.l over (I)-Cadanza 9th (champion), Bobby
Ircmalrs: 6 to 12 months (1)-Lady Partin Im-
paristre 17, W. H. Stuart, Jr., Bartow; 12 to 18
months (2)-Alice Imp. 314 (r'smre champion),
Thornhill; Debra Imperator 313, Hammond; 18
to 24 months (4)-Miss Imperator 200 (champion),

These FFA entries won championships in their respect tive breeds, left to right: females, with Charles Simmons of P,'ant City,
Craig Griffin of Chipley, Aubrey Dean of Trenton, and Bobby Griffin of Bartow; bulls with Hillman Goff of Live Oak, Dean,
Ben Arnold Griffin of Chipley and Bobby Griffin. (Florida Cattleman photo)

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954

Bobby Griffin; Miss RT Imperator Manso 43rd,
Philip Pardee, Palatka; Miss Mansolo 9/198, Sonny
Griffin; Miss Mansolo 9/221 Sonny Griffin; 24
months and over (3)-Lady Emperor Manso 109th,
Stuart; Lady S. Manso 6th, Stuart; Lady Foreasa,
FFA Shorthorns
Bulls: 6 to 12 months (2)-Chipley Chapter (re-
serve champion); Mac's Pride, Bert McCutcheon,
Winter Haven; 12 to 18 months (1)-LL Prince
Conqueror (champion), Ben Arnold Griffin, Chip-
ley; 18 to 24 months (1)-Commodore Fleetfoot,
White Springs Chapter;
Females: 12 to 18 months (3)-LL Grenade's
Clara (champion), Craig Griffin, Chipley; Pine-
acres Augusta 5th, Ben Arnold Griffin; Pineacres
Augusta 4th Ben Arnold Griffin; 18 to 24 months
(2)-Winwood Helen (reserve champion), Ben
Arnold Griffin; Broadhooks Rose 4th, Ben Arnold
FFA Herefords
Bulls: 6 to 12 months (2)-FFA Royal Star,
Tommy Lawrence, DeLand; FFA Prince Royal,
Jerry Foster, DeLand; 12 to 18 months (7)-Mill
Iron U-25 Webster Chapter; CVH Domestic Mis-
chief 89th, Eddie Roberts, Summerfield; Mill Iron
R 843, Kathleen Chapter; John Daniel H2, Joe
Hendery, DeLand, Enoch (Mill Iron L 789), Grace-
ville Chapter; MB Echo Paul Domino, Palatka
Chapter; 18 to 24 months (ll)-Mill Iron N 288
(champion), Frank Colson, Trenton; Mill Iron N
347, Lake Butler Chapter, Mill Iron N 293, Camp-
bellton Chapter; Mill Iron N 457, Live Oak Chap-
ter; Mill Iron N 501, Greenville Chapter; 24 months

and over (10)-RHR True Domino 49th (reserve
champion), Trenton Chapter; Mill Iron J 643,
Summerfield Chapter; Mill Iron N-10, Wimauma
Chapter; Mill Iron K 11l, Turkey Creek; Mill
Iron K 282, Williston; Mill Iron K 31, Alachua
Females: 6 to 12 months (1)-Myra Domino,
Eddie Roberts, Palatka; 12 to 18 months (3)-J.
Larry Miss Dolly (reserve champion), Trenton
Chapter; Miss Mill Iron U 245, DeLand Chapter;
FFA Rotary Ann 3rd, DeLand; 18 to 24 months
(2)-AHF Baca Dominetta 4th (champion), Tren-
ton Chapter; Lady Ruskin 13th, Hillsborough High
School, Tampa.

36 Chapters to Erect
Roadside Signs
ROADSIDE SIGNS have been obtained by 36
Chapters West of the Suwannee River to
be erected on main roads leading into
towns where they are located. These
signs were purchased from the fund
earned cooperatively through the sale
of Farm and Ranch Magazines.

SEE YOU at Daytona Beach, June 14-18.

President's Call

BY THE POWER vested in me as President of the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America, I hereby issue a call for our twenty-sixth Annual State
Convention to meet at Daytona Beach, Florida, June 14 through 7une 18,
All chartered chapters in good standing with the
State and National Organization are entitled to select
and send two delegates each from the active member-
ship, candidates nominated for the State Farmer
Degree by the Executive Officers Committee of the
Florida Association and all District Winners.
As a state association, we have accomplished many
outstanding things this past year and at this, our 26th
Anniversary Celebration, plans will be made for the
very important year ahead and regular business of the
Association will be transacted.
On behalf of the State Officers, I wish to welcome MIXON
the delegates, State Farmer applicants and all partici-
pants in the various contests, to the State Convention and invite each of
you to contribute your part in making this the twenty-sixth annual con-
vention, a fitting climax for this year's activities.


FFA Dairy Champions in the Parade of Champions at the 1954 Florida State Fair
(from left) include Ted Carey, Brandon chapter with Brown Swiss champion heifer,
William Griffin of Bartow with Guernsey champion heifer, Harry Griffin, Bartow,
with reserve Jersey heifer, and Gerald Cockran, Bartow, with champion Jersey cow.
Dean Gordon M. Cairns, judge of the dairy show, congratulated the Future Farmers.

Elect Leroy Collins
An Outstanding Leader With a
PROVEN All-Florida Record-18
years of Constructive Public Service.

Pol. Ad Paid for by Spencer Burress, the
Campagin Treasurer

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954





LeRoy Collins believes:
We must step up and coordinate
our efforts to make more land more
profitably productive and to provide
more jobs for more people.
I will look to those engaged in
such agricultural pursuits as citrus,
vegetable and livestock growing for
leadership and advice on policies
affecting their interests.
I will urge adequate financing of
practical research and experimenta-
tion in the field of agriculture.
I will continue my fight for better
schools and better training for the
youth of today who will be the lead-
ers of tomorrow.

7. C. Huskisson, manager, and Carl Brorein, president
of the Florida State Fair, Tampa, are shown with the
new rotating trophy presented to the Florida Association
at ceremonies on FFA Day during the 1954 Fair. The
former trophy, presented in 1928, was retired last year
by the Bartow chapter. Others pictured (from left)
include State FFA officers, Marvin Whitten of Fort
White, Alvin Wilhelm of Sarasota, Eugene Mixon of
Bradenton, Donald Cason of Chiefland, and Clyde
Rodgers of South Dade. Lower picture shows President
Mixon presenting an Honorary State Farmer Degree
to George Smathers during FFA Day festivities at
Tampa. Other recipients (from right) include Ben Hill
Griffin of Frostproof, president of the Florida State
Cattlemen's Association, and Vivian Gaither, supervising
principal of Hillsborough High School in Tampa.
Backing up Mixon are (from left) Jackson Brownlee,
Wilhelm, Rodgers and Cason.

4000 Future Farmers and Future
Homemakers will long remember...



THE ANNUAL "FFA Day," February 6,
1954, at the Florida State Fair will be
remembered a long time, by more than
4,000 Future Farmers and Future Home-
makers, who crowded into the grandstand
for the ceremonies.
The Wimauma String Band opened
the ceremonies, with Eugene Mixon,
state president, as master of ceremonies.
J. C. Huskisson, state fair manager, wel-
comed them to the fair, and H. E. Wood,
state FFA adviser, introduced the plat-
form guests.
Marcell Potter, state president, FHA,
introduced Elizabeth Cerb, National
FHA president, and other Future Home-
maker officers, followed by the White
Springs quartette singing several num-
bers. Thomas D. Bailey, state superin-
tendent of public instruction, praised
the two organizations on .their splendid
goals and accomplishments and was
proud that they are part of the Florida
School System.
The state officers then presented Hon-
orary State Farmer degrees to Senator
George Smathers; Vivian Gaither, Super-
vising Principal, Hillsborough High
School, Tampa; and Ben Hill Griffin,
president of the Florida Cattlemen's As-
sociation. This was followed by several
numbers being played by the state cham-
pion harmonica player, Franklin Howell
of Pahokee.
Gerald Cochran, William Griffin and
Harry Griffin of Bartow were awarded

banners by Nathan Mayo, state commis- president, Florida State Fair, presented
sioner of agriculture, for exhibiting a new livestock judging trophy to replace
grand champion winners in the FFA the one presented in 1928 and retired
dairy and livestock show. This was fol- last year by Bartow chapter.
lowed by an exhibition of Hawaiian Immediately after the ceremony, the
dances by the state FFA sweetheart, Miss Livestock Judging Teams began judging
Verena Fogel of Gainesville. Misses Judy dairy and beef cattle and swine, while
McSwain and Marie Tramentan, Memor- other FHA and FFA members and guests
ial Junior High School, Tampa, FHA were free to attend the auto races and
members pantomimed "I'm In Love agricultural and commercial exhibits.
With A Boy of The FFA." Carl Brorein, (Continued on page 13)

Well over 100 FFA judging teams competed at the Florida State Fair-and Summerfield
and Ocala teams won in beef and swine judging, and dairy judging, respectively.
Going to Kansas City next fall as Florida's official representative is the team standing
at rear (from left), FFA Executive Secretary A. R. Cox, Adviser Sam Love, Larry
Holder, Rodney Buchalla and Perry Smith, all of Summerfield. Seated is the Ocala
team which will go to Waterloo: (from left) Adviser M. C. Roche, Carl Magee, Duncan
Wright and Mickey McGee. (Florida Cattleman photo)

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954

SAChampions at Ocala's Southeastern Fat
Steer Showv, March 1-6 include (left) Steve
Cham pion FFA Steer Sutton with his FFA reserve, and (right)
Ray Gibbs with his FFA champion.
SR G Gibbs' entry was reserve grand champion
of the entire show. (Florida Cattleman

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RAY GIBBS, Tate Chapter, Gonzalez, ex-
hibited the Champion FFA Steer which
was also the Reserve Grand Champion
at the Southeastern Fat Stock Show and
Sale in Ocala. His animal, weighing 723
pounds, was bought by the A 9c P Store
of Pensacola at 51 cents per pound.
Steve Sutton, Kathleen FFA Chapter,
exhibited the FFA Reserve Champion
steer. The Ocala FFA Chapter exhibited
two groups of five steers, winning 3rd and
5th places.
The FFA Judging Contest was won
by the Wauchula Chapter, with the An-
thony and LaBelle Chapters placing 2nd
and 3rd. Michael Priest, Anthony, was
the high individual with Rodney Buchal-
la, Summerfield, and Ronny Smith of
Wauchula placing 2nd and 3rd. Harry
Hammond, Winter Haven, exhibited the
champion and reserve champion Brah-
man bulls, while Phillip Pardee, Palatka,
exhibited the champion Brahman heifer
and Woody Tilton, the reserve champion
Brahman heifer.
Ralph Cellon, Jr., from the Alachua
Chapter, won the Showmanship trophy
presented by the Florida Veterinary Med-
ical Association. Ray Gibbs also received
the trophy presented by Carl Rose for
exhibiting the champion junior steer.
James Quincey, Trenton Chapter, re-
ceived the Mayo Scholarship, based on
his steer projects and his Supervised
Farming Program.

Arcadia High School
Profitably Utilizes 10 Acres
State Inspection Service inspected a ten
acre plot and building of the Vocational
Agriculture Department of the Arcadia
High School. According to him, the 1As-
acre citrus grove is ideal for teaching
students about citrus. The members
have 0ooo rough lemon seedlings to be
grafted and plan to increase their nursery
to a quarter acre. The new trees will
be used to replace dead and diseased
trees in the grove. Other projects being
conducted by the Arcadia Chapter are:
5 acres of peas and corn; 5 acres Pangola
pasture, which has been divided so the
FFA chapter's fine cattle can be rotated
in the pasture program.

Brooksville FFA Chapter
Receives Colony of Bees
THE BROOKSVILLE FFA Chapter received
a large colony of bees and about 150
pounds of honey by removing them from
the old home of W. B. Gittings. W. A.
Biggart, supervising Principal of Her-
nando High School, who assisted J. C.
Lane, Agriculture Teacher in removing
the bees and combs, reported that the
bees had been operating for about o1
years and that the comb was about 8
feet by two feet by 8 inches in size.

Top judging team at the Southeastern
Fat Stock Show was the Wauchula chap-
ter team: (from left) Lowell Pittman,
Ronald Smith and Jack Pepper, with
Michael Priest of Anthony, high FFA
individual, and Wauchula Adviser C. A.
Platt. Lower panel shows President
Mixon presenting Honorary State Farmer
Degrees to Walter Williams, a director of
the Florida Aberdeen-Angus Association,
and Broward Lovell, superintendent of
public instruction of Marion county, at
Ocala March 4.

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954

Quincy Future Farmer Shows Grand

Champ at W. Florida Show; Sells at $1 lb.

ter, exhibited the grand champion of
the West Florida Livestock Show and
Sale at Quincy. The Hereford steer
weighing 854 pounds was bought by the
Winn & Lovett Grocery Stores of Quincy,
for $S.oo per pound. Sammy Gray,
Quincy Chapter, had the reserve grand
champion which he sold to planter's Ex-
change, Havana, for 51 cents per pound.
The grand champion pen-of-three was
exhibited by Tom Maxwell, also of the
Quincy Chapter, and sold to J. D.
Odom's Livestock Market for 27.25 cents
per pound.
Top winner in the gain-in-weight con-
test sponsored by Florida Chain Store
Council, was Freddie Clark, Greensboro
FFA Chapter. His steer gained 272
pounds above the average of one pound
per day.
Turner Hiers, Henry Dover and Sam-
my Gray, all members of the Quincy
FFA Chapter, won first, second and third
places respectively in the FFA Showman-
ship Contest.
Sammy Gray was awarded the $ioo.oo
Mayo Scholarship, based on his steer
projects and supervised farming pro-
In livestock judging, the Quincy Chap-
ter placed first, followed by Poplar
Springs and Graceville. High individ-
uals were Pete Cruce, Madison; Sammy
Gray, Quincy; and Joe Holman, Grace-
The Quincy Chapter placed first in
judging pasture grasses and seed identi-
fication, followed by Graceville and
Future Farmers with winning cattle,
listed in order by classes were as follows:

Top entries at the Quincy Fat Cattle Show are pictured above: Sammy Gray with his
reserve champion, left, and Talmadge Agerton with his grand champion. Both are
members of the Quincy chapter. (Florida Cattleman photo)

FFA Heavyweights (900 pounds and
over) -Henry Dover, Quincy; Chipley
Chapter; Jimmy Clark, Greensboro;
Freddie Clark, Greensboro. FFA Mid-
dleweights (750 to 899 pounds)-Ager-
ton (grand champion); Gray (reserve
champion); Jim Henry Slappy, Havana;
John H. Robertson, Havana; Roland
Wilcox, Havana; Stuart Suber, Quincy;
Turner Hiers, Quincy; Kenneth Gainer,

Chipley. FFA Lightweights (under 750
pounds)-Don Clemmons, Blountstown;
Harvey Suber, Quincy; Burl Peacock,
Blountstown; Joe Higdon, Quincy; Em-
ory Weatherly, Havana. FFA Middle-
weight Pens-of-Three-Thomas Maxwell,
Quincy FFA (grand champion).

THE MELROSE FFA Chapter won the
grand prize consisting of a check for
1So.oo, along with a blue ribbon, Fair
week-end, March 5 and 6. The eggs were
selected from one pick-up at the Bass
Poultry Farm. This is a good example
of the high quality eggs that are produced
in the Melrose-Keystone area.

Thomas Maxwell of Quincy FFA Chap- James E. Gorman, managing director of
ter showed these Herefords to champion Florida Chain Store Council, hands a
pen of three at the Quincy Fat Cattle $27.50 check to Freddie Clark for best
Show. (Florida Cattleman photo) record in gain-in-weight contest.

Winning the FFA judging contest at
Quincy were (from left) George Ford,
Terry Johnson, and Sammy Gray of the
Quincy chapter, with Adviser G. E.
Bishop. (Florida Cattleman photo)

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954

Suwannee Future

Farmer is Twice


ONE OF FLORIDA'S Future Farmers has
been chosen for honors twice recently.
Billy Gunter was selected in March
to represent Florida as the Outstanding
Outdoor Youth of the State at a meeting
in Chicago of the Youth Representatives
of the various States with the Izaak Wal-
ton League Convention. Also, young
Gunter will be one of the two Future
Farmers in the Nation to go to England
this Summer representing the National
Future Farmer Organization in an ex-
change plan.
Gunter was selected to represent Out-
door Youth by a committee appointed
by the Governor to pick the Florida
Youth with the most outstanding record
of leadership and conservation. His out-
standing leadership in FFA and other
activities at Suwannee High School and
the University of Florida, in addition
to his practice of conservation techniques
in his supervised farming program and
chapter projects, were considered factors
in selection. In 1951, his speech, "Edu-
cation, Research and Action-Keys to
Survival," dealing with conservation, won
the State and Tri-State Public Speaking
His expenses were paid, for flying to
Chicago to participate in Youth Dis-
cussion Groups in conjunction with the
Izaak Walton League Convention.
Gunter will sail from New York, June
1, on the SS Georgic, and return from
Southhampton, England, September 8.
While in England, Billy will live with
members of the Young Farmer Organiza-
tion on their farms.
Through this exchange, a Young
Farmer from England will arrive in New
York, June io,, on the Britannic, and
go to Daytona Beach to attend the An-
nual State Convention of the Florida
Association, FFA. After this he will
live with Future Farmers in Florida on
their farms in different parts of the
State. In October, he will go with the
Florida Delegation to the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, and
then on to New York, sailing for England,
October 2o.

AT THE 19th Annual National Vegetable
Growers Association Convention in Tul-
sa, Oklahoma, Dorian Williamson of the
Brandon FFA'Chapter received the top
State Award of $75.00oo for Florida in the
Production and Marketing Contest.
Dorian and Robert M. Rogers, also of
Brandon, participated in the Demon-
stration Contest.

Van H. Priest, (left) Mayor of Madison, and M. D. Walker, (right) Gadsden County
superintendent of public instruction, receiving the Honorary State Farmer Degree at
the West Florida Livestock Show from Eugene Mixon, State FFA President.

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Highlights At Convention

Tractor Driving Contest

Softball and Horse Shoe Pitching Contest

Parliamentary Procedure Contest

Public Speaking and String Band Contests

Bandshell Program

Quartet and Harmonica Contests

Selection of State Sweetheart
Awarding State Farmer Degrees
Election and Installation of Officers
Special Awards
Beach Swimming
Special Luncheon
Annual Fish Fry

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THE HIGH SPRINGS Chapter, Future
Farmers of America, entertained their
parents as guests of honor, with a banquet
and program at Camp O'Leno.
U. S. Representative Bill Matthews, in
his speech, stressed the knowledge of
farming, acceptance of individual re-
sponsibility, and the challenge to unself-
ish service.
Other special guests, in addition to the
speaker, were Mr. H. E. Wood, State
Supervisor of Vocational Agriculture;
State Representative Doyle Conner of
Starke; State Representative Ralph Tur-
lington of Gainesville; and Eugene Mix-
on, President of the Florida Association,
FFA, of Bradenton.
President Mixon conferred the Hono-
rary State Farmer Degree on Representa-
tive Matthews. Honorary Chapter
Farmer Degrees were presented to Ralph
Longman and A. L. McLeod in apprecia-
tion of their services to the High Springs
Chapter by Colin Williamson, Chapter
Bobby Summers and Eugene O'Steen
discussed boys' project programs and
Chapter activities, and the Chapter Sweet-
heart, Patsy Lites, sang. Guests were in-
troduced by the Chapter Adviser, W. L.
Home Economics classes prepared and
served a baked ham dinner to the 183
attending. Gifts made in an 8th grade
vocational agriculture class were pre-

sented to the girls and their teachers in
An interested account of this ban-
quet was given in a feature column "High
Lites" by Nan McDowell in the Thurs-
day, December ioth edition of the High
Springs Herald.

Moore Haven

Houses Lift Pump
finished housing a 20" couch lift pump
used as drainage and irrigation pump
in the school laboratory area. Using
the Chapter's new Ford Tractor power
take off with pulley and fan belt to ope-
rate the pump (turning up 9oo RPM's
on the hour meter), the drain ditches can
be lowered 18 to o2 inches within a two-
hour period.
This Chapter has also constructed a
substantial set of cowpens to handle the
twenty-six head of cattle now in the
FFA pasture. Half of the cattle belong
to the Chapter, the other half of them
to individual members of the Chapter.

BRADFORD SOIL Conservation District ap-
proved construction of an FFA Bradford
Soil Conservation District Nursery sign,
since the Chapter's program qualified
for payment.

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954

Margaret Sunday (right), secretary of the American Brahman Breeders' Association,
awarded trophies to junior exhibitors at the Imperial Eastern Brahman Show at
Bartow. From left are Billy Stuart, Bartow (champion female, presented by Tampa
Morning Tribune), Don Deadwyler, Sebring (showmanship award, presented by Pasco
Packing Co., feed division), Harrison Thornhill, Winter Haven (junior herdsman's
award, presented by Cattlemen's Livestock Auction Market, Inc.) and Harry Hammond,
Winter Haven (champion bull, award presented by Florida Times Union, Jacksonville).

Dads, Moms, are Guests of Honor at

Banquet Given in High Springs
Balquet Ghren mn High Springs


National FFA

Convention Now

In Movie Form
MANY FUTURE FARMERS, their parents,
and friends, have an opportunity to see
the Firestone movie made of the National
FFA Silver Anniversary Convention.
The 35-minute movie shows many of
the interesting features of the National
FFA Convention. Several scenes show
Florida Future Farmers taking part in
the activities featured.
One print of the movie has been placed
with each of the District Supervisors for
distribution, and a number of FFA
Chapters have already shown it to mem-
bers and friends. Also, a shorter version
is available for Television broadcasts.
Mr. Raymond C. Firestone, Vice Pres-
ident of the Firestone Tire and Rubber
Company of Akron, Ohio, is a former
Chairman of the Sponsoring Committee
of Future Farmers of America Foundation.
The making of this movie at the Silver
Anniversary Convention was an out-
growth of the interest and service he has
taken in the Future Farmers.

FFA Day, 1954.
(Continued from page 6)
The Summerfield FFA chapter judging
team won the livestock judging contest
with a total of 1323 points. A few of
the other top judging teams were as fol-
lows: Umatilla, Winter Garden, Ocala
and Marianna. The Summerfield beef
cattle and swine judging team won first
place with a score of 920 points. The
team with their adviser, Sam Love, will
represent the Florida Association, FFA,
in the National Livestock Judging Con-
test at the American Livestock Show in
dairy judging team was high in the state
with a score of 488 points. This team
with their adviser, M. C. Roche, will
represent the Florida Association in the
National Dairy Judging Contest.
Awards of $30.oo to the first place win-
ner, $25.00 to second place, $2o.oo to
third place, $15.00 to fourth place, and
$10.oo to fifth through 45th places, were
donated by the State Department of Agri-
culture, who also donates $700.00 to pay
the expenses of the two teams in national

FRIENDSHIP PROJECT: The first part of
this month a member of the Melrose
Chapter broke his leg while on a com-
mittee investigation. The Chapter do-
nated its time and expense in building
the boy a sun porch for use while re-

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Nursery school. Classroom work in citrus culture is put to use by Richard Lenzen,
left, John Hardie, Robert Waters, Riley Gilbert, Max Johnson and Edward Cooper.
(Sentinel-Star photo)

Apopka Chapter Making Use

Of Formerly Abandoned Field

by DON VINCENT of the Orlando Sentinal
A SANDY 1o-acre field, which was aban-
doned as farm land years ago because of
infertility, is now producing bumper
crops of vegetables because of soil con-
servation methods practiced by students
at Apopka High School.
These students are members of H. A.
(Herb) Henley's classes in vocational
agriculture, who began to "bring back"
the piece of land three years ago.
"People told us we couldn't raise any-
thing on the land," Henley said. "It has
been farmed for a good many years, but
was abandoned when the soil petered
Now it raises all types of vegetables-
beans, cabbage, onions, leafy crops, al-
most anything that is placed on a dinner
First step in the reclamation program
was to clear the land. Although previous-
ly farmed, it had grown up to small trees
and shrubbery. This job was accom-
plished by the students.
Once cleared, the field was planted
in Hairy Indigo in 1950, and that fall
the first crop of vegetables was raised.
"We fertilized heavily, and got a good
crop," Henley said.
By planting Hairy Indigo each summer
and still using large amounts of fertiliz-
er, yields of vegetables have progres-
sively increased.
With about 80 students in his classes,
Henley allows each individual a strip on

which to grow a family garden. The
boys can take all produce home or sell it.
Then there's an acre community gar-
den, in which all boys have an interest.
The vegetables are sold and money goes
into the treasury of the Apopka Future
Farmers of America Chapter.
Last year, according to Henley, the
Chapter made $aoo on onions. A cab-
bage crop broke even, which was good
going, as most cabbage farmers lost
money last year.
Besides vegetable money, the FFA
Chapter gets money from the Hairy
Indigo seed. Each of the first two years
it netted $ioo. This year's seed crop
is yet unharvested.
Eventually-Henley hopes within five
years-the o1 acres will be planted to
citrus. The boys have their own citrus
nursery from which stock will be taken
when the trees are set.
"This work is teaching them the value
of conserving our natural resources and
they should be better citizens because of
it," Henley said.
"And the project has been good public
relations," he added. "During the grow-
ing seasons most of the parents come out
every weekend to see how their sons are
getting along with their gardens."

FUTURE FARMERS interested in the 1954
Florida Farm Bureau-Winn and Lovett
Scholarship, should contact their County
Farm Bureau President for blanks.

'Some Life' Says

Bull; Spring

Fever Claims One

(Editor's Note: Written for an English
Class of his in Webster High School)
THIS IS SOME LIFE, being an FFA bull.
I'm always having to stay closed up with
no freedom to do what I want to do.
But I guess it's a pretty easy life; I get
fed twice a day and have all the grass
I want to eat. Well, here comes that
boy who's always bothering me. He has
a rope in his hand and looks as if he
wants to catch me. I could let him
catch me easy; but I think I'll gallop
around this pasture a few times first,
just for fun.
Humph! I let him catch me too easy;
making him chase me around the pasture
four times wasn't enough. I wonder who
that man is who is with him. He's pat-
ting around on my head, pulling my
hair. I wish he'd leave me alone. Oh,
my goodness! They're putting water and
soap on me. The last time this hap-
pened, the boy took me to some little
old town and tied me there for three
days. I hope it doesn't happen again;
the people stared at me, and kept me
awake the whole time. Ouch! That
brush they are scrubbing me with is
about to pull my hair out.
Well! I'm glad that's over. My hair
is about to get by again, but here comes
that boy with a truck he's always using
to take me somewhere. He's backing
it up to the chute, but if he thinks
I'm going to run jump in this time he's
got another think a'coming.
Can't say I didn't put up a good fight!
It took two of them thirty minutes to
put me in this time. I wish he'd slow
this truck down. He must be doing
about seventy and it's about to blow me
out of here.
We've been traveling about an hour
and a half, and I'm getting tired of it.
Gee! This looks like a big city we're
coming into, buildings and people every-
where you look. This river we're travel-
ing over looks deep; I hope this bridge
doesn't fall. Well, we're stopping at
last. These are big buildings where we
have stopped. Don't tell me he's going
to unload me here. He is, and he's
taking me in one of these buildings.
I might have known; he is tying me.
This is disgusting. I've been tied
here two days with hundreds of people
looking at me. Here comes that boy
again; he's earlier than usual. Yesterday,
he didn't feed me until late. He's comb-
ing and brushing me. Now he's putting
a fancy halter on me and untying me;

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954

wonder what's coming off. He's taking
me into a ring with people seated all
around it. Say! There are some more
bulls in here besides me. That one
looks smart-aleck; I think I'll butt him.
Well, it's nice to get out of that ring.
I still don't see what the boy got mad
about and jerked my head for though.
All I did was chase that old smart-aleck
bull around the ring and kick some man
that kept getting in the way.
Boy! Am I getting tired of this place.
I've been here five days. Here comes
that boy again; but he's not going to
feed me. He's leading me out. There's
the truck. I'm going home at last.
This makes six days I've been home.
It sure is nice to be back. Oh my gosh!
Here comes the boy with a rope in his
hand. I wonder where he's taking me
this time.

Three Chapters

Share Award

For Leadership
THE ANNUAL AWARD to Florida for Im-
proving Agriculture and Leadership,
sponsored by the Future Farmer Foun-
dation for the year 1953-54, amounted to
$1o92.oo. This amount was divided
equally between the Jasper, Umatilla and
Vero Beach Chapters, to help them pur-
chase new tractors and equipment, which
will be used on the Chapter Farms and
aid the FFA members increase their
Supervised Farming Programs.
The applications were approved on
the basis of public endorsement of the
projects to promote and stimulate im-
proving agriculture and leadership in the
community represented.

(Continued from page 3)
a sound agricultural base to its economy
can survive any test.
Development of Florida's agriculture is
advancing along sound lines through the
efforts of many individuals and groups
such as the FFA-the scientists, the finan-
ciers, the teachers as well as the farmers
and their families. Sound and permanent
progress is assured because all of these
have their hearts as well as their hands
committed to their work.
Their dedication represents a contribu-
tion to the Free World, because Florida's
agricultural well-being is a base of sound-
ness of the economic structure of the
United States of America.
I am grateful that the FFA has enrolled
me as a member, permitting me a degree
of the dedication which I now am per-
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Florida State Fair (Atlantic Coast Line photo).

Six States Represented in ACL

Florida State Fair Tour

Six FUTURE FARMERS of America and six
Future Homemakers of America, repre-
senting their respective state organiza-
tions in Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Florida,
found the climate and hospitality of
South Florida all it is advertised to be
when they visited the Florida State Fair
in Tampa on February 5 and 6 as guests
of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
These young people, selected by their
several state supervisors of vocational
agriculture and home economics, were
Lawrence Spiers, Jr., Stony Creek, and
Kathleen Hynst, Chester, for Virginia;
Horace Elliott, Bath, and Peggy Spruill,
Merritt, for North Carolina; Lydell
Hayes, Jr., Lake View, and Nora Jean
DeWitt, Jacksonville, for South Carolina;
Marvin Tillman, Coolidge, and Ann
Robertson, Manchester, for Georgia;
Ralph Barrett, Dora, and Dixie Sims,
Enterprise, for Alabama; Wallace Bem-
bry, Jasper. and Sue Moor, Punta Gorda,
for Florida.
These boys and girls left their home
stations on Thursday, February 4, and
after an overnight trip on the train
reached Tampa early morning of Friday,
the 5th. On arrival at Tampa the group
checked in at the hotel and then pro-
ceeded immediately to the Florida State
Fair, where they were greeted and made
welcome by Mr. J. C. Huskisson, assist-
ant fair manager. They spent that morn-
ing studying the many colorful and edu-
cational exhibits at the fair.
On Friday afternoon, they were guests
of the Agricultural Committee of the
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
on a tour of Tampa and its environs.

On this tour they were accompanied by
Messrs. Syd Lenfestey, Ralph Sumner,
Gil Steele, Jim Foley, Bill Morton, and
Pat Lyon, all members of the Agricul-
tural Committee of the Chamber. On
the tour the group visited the Hav-A-
Tampa cigar manufacturing plant, the
California citrus canning plant, and an
orange grove where they were privileged
to pick and eat tree ripened fruit directly
from the tree. They also visited the
Paul B. Dickman vegetable pre-packaging
plant and farm at Ruskin, Fla. At the
pre-packaging plant they were very in-
terested in the manner in which vege-
tables were made ready for the table
and put up in consumer size packages
within minutes after being harvested
from the field. Later they visited the
fields and saw the irrigation systems, and
the methods in which the vegetables
were being grown and harvested.
Friday evening, the group was enter-
tained at a banquet in Tampa's famous
Spanish section, where they were served
delicious dishes for which that section
is noted. As their guests at the banquet
these representatives had the state super-
visors of vocational agriculture and home
economics and the state officers of the
Florida Associations of FFA and FHA.
Saturday was devoted as FFA-FHA day
at the Florida State Fair and several
thousand members of those organizations
in Florida were in attendance at the
fair. On this morning a special program
was put on by these Florida organiza-
tions in front of the grandstand and the
group visiting the fair as guests of Coast
Line were special platform guests of the
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of America and Future Homemakers of
America. After the program the group
continued their study of the many edu-
cational exhibits depicting Florida and
its diversified interests.
On Saturday night the group, with
their chaperones, entrained for home,
tired but happy with many new educa-
tional experiences and friends they had
made. On Sunday when it came time
to split up the party, each found it hard
to say goodbye to the others who only
three days before had been total strangers
but now were very close friends.

The Cover
(Continued from page 3)
place winning Angus bull. Ted Carey
of the Brandon FFA showed the grand
champion Brown Swiss heifer in the FFA
division and the Tomlin Chapter in
Plant City had a first place winner in
the Jersey heifer class. Hillsborough
Chapter won $139.00oo in poultry prizes.
Fifteen registered animals and 124 coops
of poultry were shown by Hillsborough
FFA members.
Outstanding was the strawberry booth
sponsored by the Turkey Creek Chapter
in the Hillsborough County School ex-
hibit. Two hundred pints of large berries
were on display with a field of growing
plants in the background. Over 5000
plastic cups of berries were sold to ap-
preciative fair-goers who were thrilled to
get No. i new Florida 90 berries.
The sixty-foot Hillsborough County
School exhibit, which featured the Future
Farmers of America was landscaped
beautifully with flowering azaleas and
camellias by Robert Rogers, a Brandon
FFA member who raises ornamentals and
does landscaping as a supervised project.
The exhibit was presided over by
.various FFA and FHA members.
Pictured left to right are: Bob McLean,
President of the Hillsborough County
Association, FFA; Margaret Arnold, mem-
ber of the Future Homemakers Turkey
Creek Chapter, and FFA Chapter Sweet-
heart; and Tony Minardo, FFA member
of the Brandon Chapter.

grown to 22 links. This chain was
started two years ago with a registered
Duroc sow obtained through the Sears
Roebuck Foundation. The male pigs
have been sold at $25.00 each to farmers
in the community for breeding stock.

COOPERATION IN the March of Dimes
Drive was given by the Williams FFA
Chapter in donating $360.20 from the
sale of a hog at the local stock market.
The members of the Suwannee Chapter
voluntarily gave $15.15. Both Chapters
are located at Live Oak.

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Pays Off, Says

Trenton Member
JAMES QUINCEY, of the Trenton FFA
Chapter, has followed a planned program
of Supervised Farming which has paid off
in dollars and cents and satisfaction, and
has resulted in his being well established
in farming as a livelihood and as a way
of living.
James does general farming with his
father on 320 acres of owned land and
30 rented acres; 320 acres are in culti-
vated crops and 20 in permanent pasture.
The Gilchrist County youth began in
1949-50 with to acres of corn, to acres
of peanuts, 6 head of hogs and 12 acres
of watermelons. In 1950-51, he had 9
hogs, 21 acres of peanuts, and i acre
of corn for grain. The following year, he
added 4 head of beef cattle, had 5 acres
of corn for grain, and 8 hogs for meat.
In 1952-53, the Supervised Farming Pro-
gram expanded. He grew 4 acres of
corn for grain, 8 acres of corn to "hog
off," 8 head of cows, 1 bull for breeding,
3o head of hogs for meat, 3 acres of
peanuts for seed and 17 acres of peanuts
for feed. This year he has 30 acres of
watermelons, 24 steers, i bull, 16 hogs,
i acre of corn, to acres of peanuts, and
I cow.
James' Sears-Roebuck bull, the herd
of grade cattle on his father's farm, and
the Chapter bull entered in the South-
eastern Show in Atlanta, have provided
him with valuable experience with live-
Outstanding in leadership, James
Quincey has served as Reporter and
President of the Trenton FFA Chapter,
spoke at the American Institute of Co-
operation at East Lansing, Mich., in
1952, and participated in the Florida
Council of Cooperatives, State meeting.
He is the State President of Beta Clubs,
has been president of his class for 3
years, played football, softball and bas-
ketball, and was treasurer of the Student
Council. He was selected as Congres-
sional Page to serve Congressman Charles
Bennett. In 1953, he received the Chap-
ter Star Farming Award and was the
able toastmaster for the Trenton Banquet
on March 25.
James plans to continue his study in
agriculture at the University of Florida.
During his 4 years of supervised farm-
ing, he has earned a profit of $3,332.22
(not including any from the current
year). This figure represents the dol-
lars and cents profit, but in earning this
profit, James Quincey has profited im-
measurably in many respects, as do
Future Farmers all over Florida and the
nation year after year.

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954


Roberts Elected Chairman

of Sponsoring Committee

WILLIAM A. ROBERTS, president of Allis-
Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Mil-
waukee, Wisconsin, has been named to
serve as the 1954-55 chairman of the
Sponsoring Committee for the Future
Farmers of America Foundation, Inc.
The Sponsoring Committee is com-
posed of donors to the Foundation. Its
primary purpose is to solicit contribu-
tions from business and industrial firms,
organizations, and individuals to provide
funds used by the Foundation in its
award program for outstanding Future
Farmers of America and New Farmers of
America members.
Mr. Roberts succeeds Chester H. Lang,
vice president of the General Electric
Company, Schenectady, New York. Un-
der Mr. Lang's leadership last year suf-
ficient funds were obtained to permit
the Foundation to operate on a budget
of $151,560 for 1954. Of that amount,
$7,000 is scheduled for administrative ex-
penses, $131,550 for FFA awards, and
$13,o1o for NFA awards.
Mr. Roberts was raised on a Missouri
farm, and got his start with Allis-Chal-
mers in 1924 as a tractor salesman in
their Wichita, Kansas, branch. He was
named executive vice president in charge
of the company's Tractor Division in
1947, and was promoted to president in
January, 1951.
Long a friend of rural youth, Mr.
Roberts also is a member of the National
Committee on Boys and Girls Club Work,
Inc. He is a former president and mem-
ber of the executive committee of the
Farm Equipment Institute.

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In order to produce healthy plants and
vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables,
your soil must have the proper
mineral balance. Perfect health in
trees and plants, as in the human
body, requires minerals. You cannot
grow fruits and vegetables rich in
vitamins in soils that are lacking in
minerals. Es-Min-El contains the
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Manganese, Boron, Iron, and
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growth and vitamin-rich fruits
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Es-Mtin-El is now available in
spray or dust form. If you haven't
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through the leaves and stems. Es-
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The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1954

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