Front Cover

Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00076598/00046
 Material Information
Title: The Florida future farmer
Physical Description: v. : illus. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Kissimmee Florida
Frequency: quarterly
Subject: Agricultural education -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1938-
Numbering Peculiarities: Volumes for 1956-1957 both numbered v. 17.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00076598
Volume ID: VID00046
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 01405300

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
Full Text

OCT 19 1954

20th Annual Forestry

Training Camp

FFA Calendar of Events

American Farmer Degree

Earned by Nine Floridians

irp~l w
.. I
..... ,~.r*
y~ '

.- ~l~Fl!f ~ -~ 'I .~'I~lrP~ F~.

_~___ _I_ 1X~l ~ ~~_~ _C_~ ~~___~

*. L ~LS~
4~- In
h ..: ~n

'1-~T~t~"~'7'-';~-~t;F;?~~CL ffj
--i~-~"' C,
~r;-~, li.i.Jrn--7-~- .:
-r...r ~'*i ~ia.;.iir*i.Y~i: .*:

~p~~.". ~~


It's Right

To Lock

The Door

Feed The

Proper Diet

Feed I
To Your Soil or Plants ES-MIN-EL is now available
in spray or dust form. If you
haven't mineralized your soil
you can now feed these min-
And Watch Them Growto your plants through
And Watch Them Grow! the leaves and stems. ES-
Min-El spray or dust is a
neutral form of Copper,
For finer, more marketable fruits and vegetables ... Manganese and Zinc.
those with superior qualities in every respect... Soluble Trace Minerals
mineralize your crop areas with the essential Tennessee's trace minerals
minerals in the properly balanced mixture, are soluble and their nutri-
tional value is immediately
ES-MIN-EL contains all the minerals essential for available to the plant. Sol-
maximum crop yield. ES-MIN-EL contains the uble trace minerals are more
economical and faster acting.
correct proportions of Manganese, Copper, Zinc,ec mical and faster acting.
Iron, Magnesium and Boron necessary for Rj fi Qi .,
crop growth. To obtain the minerals essential "nese. ri-K .
to greater plant health ... use ES-MIN-EL. s lp*bh n be -'PPe'
Comperely m"'ftures-n d
is Containing the
ur lcldel tr.
fom r lero t enen,

S TRI-BASIC Copper Sulphate is a
chemically stable copper fungi-
Lock T e D oor Toid c od containing not less than
Lock The53% metallic copper. TRI-BASIC
Copper Sulphate can be used as
F and Bl'ght!- 1l a spray or dust on practically all
Fungus and Blight! I COPPiR SULPHi"t' Ton persste citrus fgpus-
truck crops and citrus crops.
control persistent fungus di-
seases-correct copper deficien-
cies from a nutritional stand-
point. Use TC TRI-BASIC Cop-
For protection at its best-use TC Copper-based per Sulphate TR-BASC
fungicides. Protection from persistent fungus
diseases and blight is a basic quality in Tennessee COP-O-ZINK is a new, neutral
copper-zinc fungicide contain-
Copper-based fungicides. As basic producers of ing 42% copper and 11% zinc.
copper, Tennessee Corporation offers a copper COP-O-ZINK gives superior per-
formance in control of fungus
fungicide for virtually every need. '' diseases. COP-O-ZINK's com-
position of two essential ele-
ments gives it added value in
correcting deficiencies of zinc
and copper and in stimulating
T N NEC 0 RP RATI 0N "plant growth. COP-O-ZINK is
NNcE I compatible with all inorganic
l l .__)BI~ll~ Band organic insecticides No lime

617-629 Grant Building, Atlanta, Ga.

is required. For use in spraying
or dusting.

Florida Group

To Attend in

Kansas City
THE FLORIDA delegation to the 27th Na-
tional FFA Convention in Kansas City,
Missouri, October 1-15 will consist of
approximately 150 members of the Flor-
ida Association, teachers of vocational
agriculture, parents and friends.
In the 1oo voice chorus, Florida will
have 2 members: James Nolan, Miami-
Constance Chapter, and Charles Counts,
Ocala Chapter.
In the National FFA Band, Florida will
have 2 members: Forest H. Banks, Eustis
Chapter, and Ralph Jackson, Quincy
Chapter. The Band will lead the Ameri-
can Royal Parade on Saturday, October
This year. Florida has nine Future
Farmers to be recommended for the
American Farmer Degree, the highest de-
gree awarded any Future Farmer: Jay
Counts, Ocala Chapter; E. J. Gibbs, Jr.,
Tate Chapter at Gonzalez; Billy Gunter,
Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak; Wayne
R. Hanna, Quincy Chapter; Clifton R.
Lowry, Jay Chapter; Richard Vernon
Morgan, Wimauma Chapter; Daniel
Gibbs Roland, Newberry Chapter; and
H. F. Wiggins, Jr. and Thomas A. Ro-
wan IV, J. F. Williams Memorial Chap-
ter at Live Oak.
Official delegates representing the
Florida Association, FFA, will be Eu-
gene Mixon of East Bradenton, State
President for 1953-54, and Colin William-
son, High Springs, State President for
1954-55. Alternate delegates are the fol-
lowing Vice Presidents of the Florida
Association for 1954-55: Bob McLean,
Brandon; Willard Durrance, Wauchula:
Jack Smith, Popular Springs; James
Quincey, Trenton; and Arvid Johnson,
The Hillsborough County Federation,
FFA and Mr. D. A. Storms, County Co-
ordinator of Vocational Agriculture are
preparing the Florida exhibit for the
National Convention this year, in the
Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. The
Hillsborough County School Board mem-
bers financed the exhibit with $250 from
the school contingency fund. The ex-
hibit will consist of revolving transpar-
encies showing state farm activities.
Chilean Nitrate Leadership award win-
ners to attend are: George Ford, Quincy,
who will be in the Massing of the State
Flags ceremony; James Quincey, Tren-
ton; and Carroll Williamson, Plant City.
The Baldwin Chapter, State Winner of
the Forestry Award sponsored by the St
Regis Paper Company and the Florida
(Continued on page 7)

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

By Way of Editorial Comment:

A Stronger America
State Conservationist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Gainesville

Future Farmers of America, future Soil and Water Resources with which to farm
in America...on what else does America depend? No soil and water, no farming;
no farmers, no food or fiber; no food or fiber, no America.

Future Farmers in Florida are very
conscious of their interest in the con-
tinuing productivity of our soil, and are
more and more practicing the use of each
acre of agricultural land within its capa-
bilities and the treatment of each acre
in accordance with its needs for protec-
tion and improvement.
Technicians of the Soil Conservation
Service assisting Soil Conservation Dis-
tricts have had the opportunity and
privilege of working with F.F.A. chapters
and chapter members in determining
land use capabilities on their farms and
in developing long-range plans for these
farms. We have observed and experi-
enced with deep satisfaction the serious-
ness, determination and purposefullness
with which F.F.A. chapters and members
undertake the development and applica-
tion of farm plans involving all known
measures, vegetative and mechanical, that
will conserve and improve our soil and
water resources.
Soil Conservation Districts are simon-
pure democratic organizations. They are
created by landowners and governed by
landowners selected by landowners.
F.F.A. Chapters are also democratic
organizations. Members work and live
in an atmosphere of democratic action.
As more of these members take over the
affairs of our communities, our countries,
our state and our nation, we confidently
expect an ever increasing interest in the
preservation of our soil and water re-
All Florida is indebted to the capable
and unselfish men who have furnished
the instructional and inspirational lead-

ership to the farm youths who are
accomplishing so much on their farms
and in their adult activities.
We salute the Florida Association,
Future Farmers of America, each local
Chapter and every member for the con-
tribution made toward greater produc-
tion and happier farm living in Florida.
More Future Farmers of America-
more conservation of Soil and Water
Resources-more Food and Fiber-a
stronger America.

T e C e "Pangola Grass for planting permanent pasture on the
The Cover Fort Pierce FFA chapter farm was one of the big events
during the Miracle Day program, conducted by the F.F.A. chapter in cooperation
with the Soil Conservation Service."

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XV, NO. 4
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 .........Colin Williamson, High Springs President......David H. Boyne, Marlette, Michigan
1st Vice-President.... Willard Durrance, Wauchula Ist Vice-Pres..... Charles Ritter, Jr., Amory, Miss.
2nd Vice-President...... Jack Smith, Poplar Springs 2nd Vice-Pres...... Harlan Rigney, Freeport, 11.
3rd Vice-President..........Bob McLean, Brandon 3rd Vice-Pres....... John Schutheis Colton, Wash.
4th Vice-President......... James Quincey, Trenton 4th Vice-Pres...Walker E. James, Orwell, Vermont
5th Vice-President...... Emory Weatherly, Havana Student Sec...Hunt Zumwalt, Artesia, New Mexico
6th Vice-President .......Arvid Johnson, Groveland Executive Sec....Dr. A. W. Tenney, Wash. D. C.
Executive Secretary........A. R. Cox, Tallahassee Executive Treas...D. J. Howard, Winchester, Va.
State Adviser ............H. E. Wood, Tallahassee Nat. Adviser ..Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash., D. C.




quality and profits





Extra quality in your fertilizer
means extra quality and quantity in
your crops. IDEAL Fertilizers are
quality fertilizers containing high-
grade organic to assure a continu-
ous plant food supply. Organics are
now more plentiful and less expen-
sive which means greater crop insur-
ance for you at less cost.
FASCO Pesticides, too, offer you
the extra values of the most effective
control materials, manufactured in a
modern factory under scientific
So feed your crops with IDEAL
Fertilizers, kill their enemies with
FASCO Pesticides-your profit com-

and Divisions
Peninsular Fertilizer Works-Tampa
Cartledge Fertilizer Co.-Cottondale
Port Everglades Plant-Port Everglades
General Offices Jacksonville, Florida

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

Selective harvesting, road to more productive woodlands. Here 1954 forestry campers get a few of the fundamentals from Florida
Forest Service farm forester George Reinert.

In the Woods Instruction at

Forestry Training Camp

Improves Woodland Knowledge of 244 Future Farmers

Two HUNDRED and forty-four Florida FFA
members acquired a new knowledge of
forestry this summer. They are the boys
who attended the Florida Forestry Ser-
vice's 20th Annual Forestry Training
Camp at O'Leno State Park near High
Springs. The camp was divided into two
five-day sessions; youths from South and
West Florida were on hand during the
week beginning July 18, North and
Central Florida boys came in the follow-
ing week.
Financed by leading forest industries in

the state, the forestry camp was under the
direction of the Information and Educa-
tion Branch of the Forest Service. J.
Edwin Moore, as branch chief, was camp
director. His instructional staff was made
up of professional foresters from indus-
try, the University of Florida School of
Forestry, and the Florida Forest Service.
"The idea of our annual camp," Moore
says, "is to bring together these profes-
sional foresters and young men who have
demonstrated an interest in woodland
management and have had some exper-

Forestry campers got most of their instruction in the woods with the tools of the
forester in hand. Here they use tree scale sticks to estimate the volume of a pine
designated by instructor Harry Allan, an information and education forester, with the
Florida Forest Service.

ience in it. We offer in-the-woods in-
struction followed by practical exercises
as a means of intergrating and broaden-
ing the boys' knowledge of sound wood-
land management."
The intensive five-day training sessions
included instruction in the use of tree
and log scale sticks, the latest methods in
gum-farming, tree identification, fire-
fighting, forest insects and diseases, poi-
soning of undesirable trees, and pine
cone collection. One whole day out of
each week was devoted to a field trip
which included visits to a sawmill, a fire
control unit, the State Forest Ranger
School near Lake City, a pine seedling
nursery, a gum-processing plant, and a
pine plantation where the effects of var-
ious methods of thinning were observed.
But all was not study at the camp. The
cool waters of the Santa Fe River which
runs through O'Leno Park afforded many
pleasant hours of swimming and boating.
There were horseshoes, softball, shuffle-
board, volley-ball, and ping-pong. There
were movies on Monday night, on Tues-
day night the boys themselves put on the
show, a skit from each of the fifteen
cabins. Outside talent-young ladies from
nearby towns-provided the variety show
on Wednesday night, then returned the
following night for a square dance.
Friday was a big day for the campers.
The last classes were held Friday morn-
ing, then lunch, the examination-a
query testing the comprehension and
memory of almost every subject covered
during the week. Outstanding campers
were selected by the boys from the ten
high-scorers on the test. The first week

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

selections were Royce O'Neal, Lithia
Pinecrest Chapter; Jimmy Gates, Seffner,
Franklin Chapter; Charles Lake, Auburn-
dale, Auburndale Chapter; and Kennie
Jenks, Cantonment, Tate Chapter. Out-
standing campers the second week were
Claude Crapps, III, Live Oak, Suwannee
Chapter; James Shiver and Wayne Gre-
gory, both of Havana and the Havana
Chapter; and Joel Fillyaw, Orlando, Or-
lando Edgewater Chapter.
Log-chopping and sawing contests and
the championship softball game com-
pleted the Friday afternoon activities and
sharpened appetites for the fried chicken
banquet to follow. At the banquet, State
Forester C. H. Coulter presented awards
to the outstanding campers, already
named, and the contest winners,-Sim
Raulerson, Tampa, Hillsborough High,
first week chopping contest winner-
Johnny "Cowboy" Lucas, Orlando, Or-
lando Boone Chapter, second week chop-
ping contest winner; the team of Robert
Carr, Munson, Munson Chapter, and
Robert Langley, DeFuniak Springs, Wal-
ton Chapter, first week log-sawing con-
test; and the team of Donald Harsey,
Wildwood, Wildwood Chapter, and Del-
ano Hagin, Branford, Branford Chapter,
second week log-sawing contest.
Banquet speaker the first week was
William Wannop, a 20 year old English
dairy farmer and member of English or-
,ganization corresponding generally to
America's FFA, in Florida at the time as
the guest of the Florida Association, Fu-
ture Farmers of America. Hon. Doyle
Conner, State Representative from Brad-
ford County and a former forestry
camper and national FFA president,
spoke the second week.
Delegates to the 1954 forestry camp did
not go home full-fledged foresters. But
it was evident from the examinations
that they had taken a real interest in the
instruction and had learned a lot. And
the way the material was presented-in
the woods with the tools of the forester in
hand-increased the likelihood that it
will stick with the boys for later service,
on school forests, on family owned land,
on self-owned land. It also gave them a
real appreciation of the value of our
The following industries were sponsors
of the 1954 Forestry Training Camp:
Container Corporation of America, In-
ternational Paper Company, National
Container Corporation, Rayonier, Inc.,
St. Joe Paper Company, St. Regis Paper
Company, Buckeye Cellulose Corpora-
tion, American Turpentine Farmers As-
sociation, Alger-Sullivan Lumber Com-
pany, Granger Lumber Company, Inc.,
Neal Lumber and Manufacturing Com-
pany, Armstrong Cork Company, Pensa-
cola Creosoting Company, Escambia
Treating Company, Newport Industries.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954




m -i-= BOB


Lighten Your Chores with


CONCREfT Farm Improvements

Plan now to build those perma-
nent concrete improvements to
lighten your chores. Let concrete
make your jobs easier.
Concrete dairy barns and floors
are easier to keep clean. Concrete
milk rooms and milk cooling
tanks simplify milk handling.
Concrete barnyards cut cleaning
time at milking. Concrete feed

lots shorten feeding time. Con-
crete water tanks, walks, drives,
steps and other improvements
also lighten your work.
Fill in coupon below for free
booklets on such subjects as:
Dairy Farm Improvements
Farm Houses I Septic Tanks
Hog Farm Improvements
Poultry Houses Making Concrete
Building with Concrete Masonry
Distributed only in U. S. and Canada

PORTLAND C EMENT ASSOCIATION A national organization to improve and extend the
PORTLAND C T uses of portland cement and concrete ... through
507 Mortgage Guarantee Bldg., Atlanta 3, Ga. J scientific research and engineering field work
Please send me freellterature, distributed Name
only in U.S. and Canada, on(list subject):
Street or R. No,
Post Offce. State

Call for National Convention

By the powers vested in me as National President of the Future Farmers
of America, I am issuing a call for all State Associations, the Island of Puerto
Rico and the territory of Hawaii to send delegates to the National Conven-
tion which will be held in the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri,
October 11 through 14, 1954.
All chartered State Associations in good standing with the National
Organization are entitled to select and send two delegates and two alternate
delegates from the active membership, and those candidates nominated for
the American Farmer Degree by the National Board of Student Officers and
approved by the National Board of Directors, also any members who have
reservations in Kansas City, and wish to attend the National FFA Conven-
As a National Organization, we have accomplished many outstanding
things this past year and at this, our Twenty-Seventh National Convention,
plans will be made for the important year ahead. Regular business will be
transacted, the National Public Speaking Contest will be held, and awards
will be made.
National President
Marlette, Michigan
July 19, 1954


r" filliaml


Clifford Causey of the Miami-Edison FFA Chapter, riding the bull out o
during the State FFA Championship Rodeo at Inverness'. Others in

Fort Pierce FFA Chapter

Placed in National Honors

REPRESENTATIVES OF the Fort Pierce Chap-
ter, Future Farmers of America, attended
the National Meeting of the American
Institute of Cooperation held on the
Campus of Cornell University, Ithaca,
New York, August 15-19. Those who
made the trip were Vice President Mar-
cus Roberts and members Earl Page,
Buddy Smith and Robert Hawley, ac-
companied by Advisor and Mrs. M. B.
Jordan. This trip was the climax of a
long hard struggle for the entire mem-
bership of the Fort Pierce Chapter, which
resulted in winning first place in the
State for the Future Farmer Cooperative
Leadership Award. At the State FFA
Convention in June, the Chapter was
awarded a check for $500 to apply on the
expenses of this group to attend the
Convention at Cornell.
Based on a pattern established over
the past several years, this award was
determined from a 1,ooo word report
accompanied by two large scrap books
filled with group action pictures and
stories of their accomplishments in co-
operative activities. These varied and
unusually broad number of activities
included 104 hours devoted to systematic
instruction on cooperative activities, also
products from their chapter farm sold
through their chapter cooperative
amounting to $1,260 together with prod-
ucts from the individual projects like-

wise marketed amounting to
From products purchased in
manner, the report showed $
seeds, fertilizers, etc. for the
and $9,614 worth of similar
for individual members.
Gifts and awards during
amounted in value to apj
$35,000 which included the
operative day known as "Mi
Day" when farmers, merchan
men and organizations helpe
acres of the school farm intc
fenced, fertilized and plante


Earl Page, Vent Lindsey, Jack Cavinder and Warren Durham, members of the Fort
Pierce FFA Chapter who staged a flannelgraph talk before the Fort Pierce Kiwanis
Club, on the American Private enterprise system.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

one day.
Chapter activities also included many
visits during the year to cooperatives and
other businesses dealing with farm
problems as well as cooperation with
eleven farm organizations, twenty-six
school and community groups involving
a total of 4,145 member hours. During
the year a total of seventy publications
dealing with farm business principles
were added to the chapter library and
eight production activity demonstrations
as well as eight other exhibits or projects
of a cooperative nature were staged.
In order for any local FFA chapter to
S'"(Continued on page 15)

SPlans Underway

SFor 1955 Rodeo
S"" THE SECOND annual State FFA Champion-
S ; ship Rodeo held at Inverness completed
X its four performances with every minute
packed full of thrills and spills.
W. L. Tompkins of the St. Cloud FFA
f the corral Chapter came out on top as All-Round
picture un- Champion Cowboy, winning prizes and
saving bonds amounting to around $200
with Bud Clemons of the Kissimmee
Chapter winning "Champion Rodeo
clown" honors.
Fifty-four Future Farmers from over 22
FFA Chapters from all parts of Florida
were competitors for over $800 additional
$14,0790.8. prizes and bonds. The Citrus FFA Chap-
Sthe same ter as host arranged additional entertain-
1,180.25 in ment during and after each performance
FFA farm with dances, string band music, a western
r materials parade, chicken pileau, and professional
rodeo clowning.
the year The Citrus County Railbirds Associa-
proximately tion, sponsor of the FFA Championship
gigantic co- Rodeo are to be congratulated for their
miracle Farm work and cooperation in making the
ts, business- FFA Rodeo a complete success. Plans
d make 125 are already underway towards making the
a cleared, 1955 State FFA Championship Rodeo a
:d farm in bigger and better FFA event.


National Convention
(Continued from page 2)
Jaycees, will have Jimmy Cox, President
of the Chapter, R. E. Jones, Adviser, and
three other members.
Claude Crapps III, Suwannee Chapter
at Live Oak, winner of the Forestry con-
test sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad, with his Adviser, Mr. B. R.
Mills, will be present and appear on an
Exchange Club Program arranged by R.
N. Hoskins, Industrial Forester of SAL.
The Florida Power Corporation of St.
Petersburg is sending their Agricultural
Engineer, John Folks, Past State Vice-
President and an American Farmer to the
National Convention. He will take with
him: Eugene Mixon, E. Bradenton, Past
State President; Colin Williamson, High
Springs, State President for 1954-55; and
James Quincey of Trenton and Arvid
Johnson of Groveland, State Vice Presi-
dents for 1954-55.
Mr. Ted Pendarvis, Livestock Special-
ist for the State Department of Agricul-
ture plans to take several State Officers
and American Farmer applicants.
Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, State
Superintendent of Schools; Mr. J. C.
Huskisson, Florida State Fair Manager,
and Mrs. Huskisson hope to be present
for part of the convention.
The Florida Cattlemen Award winner
who will attend is Sammy Gray of the
Quincy Chapter accompanied by his Ad-
viser, Mr. Grinelle E. Bishop.
Participating in the National FFA
Judging Contests in Kansas City, will be
the Summerfield Team composed of
Perry Smith, Rodney Buchalla, Larry
Holder, Casey Scroggie, and Greggie Mc-
White, with their Adviser, Mr. Samuel
Love. The State Department of Agricul-
ture, through Commissioner Nathan
Mayo, provided funds to help defray ex-
Donald "Duck" Smith, Wauchula FFA
Chapter, who furnished special enter-
tainment at the State Convention, will
try for a place on the National Skit Pro-
gram to be held during the Convention.
Also trying for a place will be Ralph
Jackson of the Quincy Chapter.

Quincey Wins Scholarship
JAMES QUINCEY from the Trenton FFA
Chapter, and who is State Vice President
of the Florida Association, FFA, has been
awarded the Annual $ooo1000 Farm Bureau
Scholarship to the University of Florida.
The scholarships are made possible by
the Winn Sc Lovett Grocery Company of
Jacksonville. A special Farm Bureau
Committee made the selection which was
based upon excellence in high school
grades, participation in school and com-
munity activities, leadership, and other
personal qualities.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

From left to right in above photograph are shown: W. R. Beach, Kenneth Brock,
Wayne Wall, James Lawson and Keith Simmons with farm equipment in front of
their new modern vocational agriculture building at the Turkey Creek High School.

An out standing, cleanburning
Sraccor fuel, made to gine
more kr.. hmrs per gallon to
distillate burning rracro,

B 1DI*1'S


First i.

n sales FARM FUELS
on farms of the South year after year!.


Breeders of Angus Cattle
Pensacola, Florida

General Farm Supplies and Markets
John Deere Farm Implements
Purina Chows
MA 7-2171

"Sponsors of all Worthy FFA Activities
in the Suwannee River Valley"


Live Ook
Serving Rural Suwannee Valley
Ed Butler, Manager


Farmer Owned, Operated and Controlled
by Farmers of
The Suwannee River Valley





Counties served
Columbia Hamilton Lafayette
P. O. Box 660. Live Oak

Ford Tractor Dealer of Ocala

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

Nine Floridians Are Candidates for

The Degree of American Farmer

Jay Counts
Ocala Chapter
JAY is farming on So acres of land which
were given to him by his father and on
20 acres which he has purchased. In
addition to this, he rents 37 acres.
Starting with one purebred gilt in 1948-
49, Jay has developed a farming program
consisting of 77 acres of peanuts, to
acres of corn, 30 acres of truck crops
consisting of watermelons and tomatoes,
etc., and 20 acres of improved pasture.
He now owns 50 head of hogs for meat
and o1 for breeding, io head of beef
cattle, 1953 Ford tractor and all equip-
ment, G.M.C. pickup truck, half interest
in a D4 Caterpillar bulldozer and a Ford
car. He has earned a labor income of
$7361 during four years in school and
one year out of school.
Jay was active in various school activi-
ties; received 2 letters in football, was
President of the Ocala Chapter during
1951-52, a member of the FFA Quartet
for 2 years and was selected to sing in
the National FFA Chorus at the National
Convention in 1952. He represented his
Chapter in the Public Speaking, Live-
stock Judging, Softball, and Parliamen-
tary Procedure contests, and was a dele-
gate to the State Convention. He is now
President of his Young Farmer group
and a member of the Advisory Commit-
tee of the Ocala FFA Chapter. He is
also a member of the Marion County
Farm Bureau and Farmers Co-Op.

E. J. Gibbs
Tate Chapter-Gonzalez
E. J. STARTED his vocational agriculture
and FFA program in 1948, and had an
exceptionally good supervised farmer
program for a first year student. This
consisted of three hogs, 20 dairy animals,
14 beef animals and 1/2 acre of vege-
tables. He gradually expanded this pro-
gram from year to year and at the end
of the four years of in-school work, had
earned a labor income of $8,606.80. Get-
ting such a good start in his farming pro-
gram was made possible through the ex-
cellent cooperation and assistance of his
parents, who, having five sons, taught
them early to be self-reliant and self-
supporting. E. J.'s interest in beef
cattle and his willingness to work caught
the attention of the owner of Perdido
Ranch, and E. J. is now serving as herds-
man on this ranch while continuing his
own farming program at home.
At the time he made application for

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

the American Farmers Degree, E. J. had
most of the net worth of $14,555.00.
Gibbs' leadership activities have been
outstanding. He served as president,
secretary and sentinel of his chapter and
attended two national FFA conventions
and two state conventions. He repre-
sented his chapter in Parliamentary Pro-
cedure, softball, and livestock judging
and was awarded the $1oo Bankers
Scholarship the year he received his State
Farmer Degree. He has exhibited pure-
bred beef cattle at several regional and
state shows. He served as secretary-treas-
urer of the Junior Farm Bureau in Es-
cambia county and is now a member of
the Senior Farm Bureau.
As a member of the Tate FFA Chap-
ter, he took active part in the many co-
operative activities carried out by the

Wm. D. Gunter
Suwannee Chapter-Live Oak
NINETEEN YEAR old William D. Gunter
of Live Oak, Florida, lives in one of
Florida's top agriculture counties, and
most of his achievements have been in
agriculture. Billy, as he is called by all
who know him, is a member of the Su-
wannee FFA Chapter and a Junior in
the University of Florida. He enrolled
in vocational agriculture in the fall of
1948 and received the Green Hand De-
gree, starting with a program of 2 head
of beef calves, 15 chicks, and i hog.
Since that time, his farming program
has varied but increased in size. Upon
completion of his senior year in high
school, his program included 11 beef
calves, io registered Guernseys, 16 dairy
cows, 35 acres of Pensacola Bahia pas-
ture, o1 acres of Argentina Bahia pas-
ture, and 7 acres of planted pines. His
purebred animals were valued at $3200
and the dairy cows owned in partnership
with his father were valued at $2600.
His major enterprise in agriculture
has been dairying and his purebred ani-
mals have taken some valuable prizes at
State Livestock shows. In 1952 he was
named Star Dairy Farmer of Florida.
His study of jobs in conservation in
vocational agriculture led him to choose
the topic "Conservation of Natural Re-
sources" for his participation in the
Future Farmer Public Speaking Contest.
He won first place in the State and Tri-
State contests and second place in the
Southern Regional contest. This study
led also to practical application in Billy's
farming venture. He planted improved

pasture grasses on his land to prevent
wind and water erosion and provide soil
enrichment as well as feed crops. He es-
tablished a manure pit to return valuable
fertilizer to the soil. He also renovated
a io acre pecan grove and grape arbors
on the home farm.
Young Gunter served as president of
his FFA Chapter and took an active part
in its activities, such as serving on the
Chapter livestock judging team, the com-
mittee for Chapter demonstration plot
of hairy indigo in cooperation with the
Kiwanis Club, the Chapter Forestry com-
mittee and Chapter seed committee; was
chairman of the committee on city beau-
tification, cooperating with the Garden
Club, and was a radio speaker for the
Chapter's Farm Safety Week project. He
also served as delegate to State and Na-
tional Conventions and played the clari-
net in the National Future Farmers of
America Band.
Billy was elected Commissioner of Ag-
riculture at Boys' State, sponsored by the
American Legion.
He was a star end on the Suwannee
Bulldog football team and played on
the basketball squad. His activities in-
cluded being Youth Pastor of the First
Baptist Church in Live Oak and Editor
of the School Annual. His selection as
Student Body President, during his sen-
ior year, climaxed his high school career.
During his first year in college, Billy
was elected to the executive council and
selected as the most outstanding fresh-
man in the College of Agriculture. He
was also appointed to the Staff of the
Campus Newspaper, the Alligator, and
the Florida College Farmer Magazine;
was a member of the University Debate
Squad, and served on the Blue Key
Speakers' Bureau. He won the State
Baptist Young Peoples Union Speakers'
contest and competed in the Southern
Tournament in North Carolina. He
served as Vice-President of the State
Association, FFA, was State delegate to
the National FFA Convention, and was
twice selected as Florida's representative
to Camp Miniwanca where the Danforth
Leadership Training Conference is held.
Participating in these activities and
keeping up a good scholastic rating have
not crowded out Billy's farming program.
Earlier in the year, Billy was selected
by the Governor's Committee as the
"Outstanding Young Outdoor Floridian",
and attended the National Convention of
the Isaak Walton League at Chicago.
The most recent significant honor to
come Billy's way was his selection as one



4,wkke^ t8te
SYour Wired Hand


- Advertise



*~~ (^ rrO

of the two FFA members in the United
States to represent over 400,000 Future
Farmers in England this summer.

Wayne R. Hanna
Quincy Chapter
WAYNE R. HANNA, 20, is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Gurley Hanna of rural Quincy,
Florida. He owns in- partnership with
his father, 80 acres of land and rents 53
additional acres which he cultivates and
uses for pasture. The main productive
enterprises in his farming program are:
poultry for meat and eggs, cows for beef
and breeding, hogs for meat and breed-
ing, corn, sweet potatoes, peanuts, and
truck crops. Wayne's net worth totals
$7,329.41, and he has earned a labor
income of $4,441.16 from his supervised
farming program since first enrolling in
Vocational Agriculture.
Not only has Wayne carried on a good
farming program but he was very active
in the leadership activities of the chapter
and community. He served as Reporter
and Treasurer of the local chapter, par-
liamentarian for one year, member of
the parliamentary procedure team for
three years, delegate to the State Conven-
tion for three years, member of the Hay,
Grain, and Forage Judging Team for
three years, and chairman of several
program of work committees.
Outside of the F.F.A. Chapter, Wayne
has served as President, Vice President,
Secretary and Treasurer of his Sunday
School Class, was a member of the scoop
club, reporter for the library club, and
a member of the Thespians.
Wayne is now a member of the Farm
Bureau, Florida National Guard, and
the Baptist Church.

Clifton R. Lowry
Jay Chapter
CLIFTON BEGAN his career in the F.F.A.
and vocational agriculture in 1947. He
received his State Farmer Degree in June,
1952, which was the same year he gradu-
ated from high school. He returned to
the farm, married, and has settled down
to a full time career in general farming
in the Jav community. He has pur-
chased a 40 acre farm and rents 60 acres.
From his cotton, corn and hog projects,
Clifton earned a labor income of
$2,037.20 during his high school career.
His program includes peanuts, cotton,
cucumbers, corn, dairy cattle, beef cattle
and hogs.
Clifton served as reporter and sentinel
of his chapter, represented his chapter
on its livestock judging, parliamentary
procedure, and softball teams. He has
received much help and encouragement
from his parents, and in return, has and
still is a source of great help to them in
rearing and educating a large family.

Richard V. Morgan
Wimauma Chapter
RICHARD MORGAN has become established
in farming in a truck crop situation
starting with 1/2 acre of tomatoes in
1947-48. He owns io acres of good truck
land on which he is growing squash,
lettuce, strawberries, pepper, lima beans,
and in addition, has 20 head of laying
hens. He has earned a labor income of
$8,920.85 from his farming program since
1947-48, and has a net worth of $8,329.04.
Vernon has succeeded through hard
work, careful planning and good manage-
ment. He is married, has one child and
they are highly regarded in the commun-
ity and he is recognized as one of the
better farmers in that area. His leader-
ship activities have been good. He
served as president and vice-president
of his chapter, participated in parlia-
mentary procedure, softball, horseshoe
pitching and represented his chapter as
a delegate to the State Convention. In
high school, he was president of his jun-
ior class and a member of the track, base-
ball, basketball and football teams,
serving as captain of the football team in
1950-51. He is a member of the Farm

Gibbs Roland
Newberry Chapter
GIBBs ROLAND began his career in the
F.F.A. in 1947-48 with a supervised farm-
ing program which consisted of four head
of meat hogs, one head of dairy cattle
and 1/4 acre of vegetables. He has
gradually increased the number and
scope of enterprises to the point that he
has an outstanding program of beef cattle
and pasture feed crops. His total labor
income for five years of in-school work
and one year out-of-school amounts to
$6,332.40. He owns a third interest in
640 acres of land and a partnership in-
terest in buildings and equipment valued
at $2,750.
Roland served as vice-president of his
chapter for two years and as vice-presi-
dent of the State Association for one
year. He has participated in many lead-
ership activities serving as a delegate
from his chapter to the state convention
for four years and as an alternate dele-
gate from his chapter to the state con-
vention for one year. He served on his
chapter's livestock judging team four
years and represented his chapter at the
State F.F.A. Forestry Training Camp. He
was president of his Senior Class in high
school and participated actively in foot-
ball, baseball and basketball. He was
a leader in Church and Sunday School
activities and is a member of the Farm
Bureau. Gibbs took a very active part
in the many cooperative activities car-
ried out by his chapter.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

Thomas Rowan IV
J. F. Williams Memorial Chapter
Live Oak
THOMAS ROWAN began his vocational
agriculture program in the F.F.A. in
1948-49. From a modest beginning of
one meat hog and two dairy calves; he
has grown into farming by adding beef
cattle, corn, peanuts, vegetables and
breeding hogs, tobacco, bees, poultry,
forestry and improving pasture grasses
through his program. He is now farm-
ing on a partnership basis with his
father. In 1952-53, which was his first
year out of school, he earned for his
share of the profit from the farming
program, $2,161.02. His four in-school
years showed a labor income of $3,896.13.
He owns a third share of 300 acres of
land valued at $4,000. He has 100%
ownership of livestock and poultry
valued at $3,715.oo00 and his share of own-
ership in buildings and equipment on
the farm is valued at $1,750.00. He has
a net worth of $11,832.83.
Thomas served as Secretary of his
chapter, was a member of the chapter's
parliamentary procedure and livestock
judging teams and a delegate to the State
F.F.A. Convention. He was a state win-
ner in the Feeder Steer contest in 1951
and received the Mayo Scholarship at
the Southeastern Livestock Show in Ocala
his senior year. He served as business
manager of his high school annual and
newspaper, was a member of the school
band and Key Club. At the University
of Florida, he served as circulation man-
ager for the Florida College Farmer, was
a member of the Block and Bridal Club.
He is a member of the Suwannee County
Farm Bureau and the Farmer's Market

H. F. Wiggins
J. F. Williams Memorial Chapter
Live Oak
HARD WORK and good management have
been the the keynote of success in the
past record of H. F. Wiggins, Jr. Much
progress and improvement has been made
on the farm since "H. F." first enrolled
in vocational agriculture. His record
books are accurate and complete.
The many activities in which "H. F."
has participated show that there is not
a "lazy bone" in his body. He is a fine,
healthy, specimen of young American
manhood and strong as his Angus bulls
which roam the improved pastures de-
veloped through his effort.
He achieved the honor of Star Farmer
for Florida in 1951, and was the choice
of the nominating committee for State
FFA President but lost in a hot political
race, which is common in Florida.
H. F. has worked from a modest be-
ginning to a net worth of approximately

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

Two scenes that are familiar to thousands of vocational agriculture students, show
members of the Crawfordville FFA Chapter with their teacher and adviser, Mr. O. Z.
Revell, varnishing the top of tables they built in their shop for use in the vocational
agriculture classroom. They learned to make plans and a bill of materials for the
tables in the classroom and then construct and finish the tables in the shop.

He has been a consistent showmanship
winner at various livestock shows in the
State. His Angus cattle have not only
brought blue-ribbons and prize money
but have centered public attention on
the results of vocational agriculture train-
ing. He has certainly been an asset to
the Florida Association, FFA. A review
of his record of activities outside the FFA
indicate the confidence placed in this
young farmer's ability by farm organiza-

tions, livestock breeders, and community
Young Wiggins is not by any means
wealthy. He has progressed from a mule
to tractors, trucks, and other modern
machinery, all paid for by the "sweat of
his brow". His father and mother live in
an attractive, well-furnished farm home
with plenty of meat in the deep freeze.
"H. F." and his charming young wife
live near his parents in a home which
has recently been remodeled by "H. F."




Silver Plate. 75, plus 10% Fed. Tax
Price subject to any State Tax in effect
Write for Catalogue
Official Jewelers to F.F.A.



CHARLES COUNTS, a June graduate of the
Ocala High School and a member of the
Ocala Chapter FFA, is one of the three
boys selected from Florida to sing in the
National FFA Chorus, at the National
Convention in October 1954. Charles
sings baritone and bass. He was a mem-
ber of the Ocala FFA Quartet for 2 years
and sings in the Church Choir.
Charles took an active part in various
school activities and received 3 letters in
football. He was vice president of the
Ocala Chapter FFA in 1953-54 and he
took part in all FFA activities.
Charles lives 8 miles south of Ocala on
a large farm, and has had a good super-
vised farming program. He now has
as his project a small herd of beef cattle,
40 head of hogs and 40 acres of corn and
peanuts. -He owns his own new John
Deere tractor and all equipment. He
plans not to go to college but to stay at
home and continue farming on a large
scale. Charles expects to receive the
State Farmer Degree next June and go
on to receive the American Farmer De-
gree in the near future. His brother is
a candidate to receive the Degree this

Sponsored by

Implement Co.
Ocala, Florida



RALPH JACKSON of Quincy will attend
the National Convention as a member
of the National Band, which is composed
of FFA boys from all over the United
States. These boys are chosen on the
basis of their musical ability. This band
is organized in connection with the Na-
tional FFA Convention which will be
held in Kansas City, Missouri, this Oc-
tober. Ralph plays the French Horn in
the Quincy High School Band of which
he has been a member for four years.
Ralph's supervised farming program
has included poultry for meat and eggs;
hogs for meat; truck crops; sweet pota-
toes; and corn.
Since enrolling in the eighth grade
vocational agriculture class in 1949,
Ralph has been very active in the musi-
cal portion of the FFA contests. He has
represented the Quincy Chapter for two
years as harmonica player, member of
the string band which has played all
over the state, member of the chapter
quartet, and has attended the state con-
vention for two years.
Not only has Ralph been active in
FFA activities but he has been very active
in Church and community activities also.

Sponsored by
Quincy Coca-Cola
Bottling Co., Inc.
The A. L. Wilson Co.
Quincy, Florida

of the
National Chorus and National Band
who will attend


Mr. and Mrs. Norton Wilkins are shown
with their son, Billy, in front of their
newly remodeled home.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

He has one more year in high school,
and upon completion of this year's work
is hoping to receive his state farmer de-
gree and participate in several state con-
tests as a member of his chapter's team.

Success Story of

Norton Wilkins

Past State Pres.

BILLY WILKINS, a member of the Grove-
land FFA Chapter, probably found it
easy to talk his father into making
arrangements for an FFA project. Billy's
father, Mr. Norton Wilkins, took voca-
tional agriculture and was Chapter
President of the Apopka Chapter. He
served as State President in 1930-31 and
the following year received his American
Farmer Degree.
Mr. Wilkins' vocational agriculture
training has served him well. He carried
citrus projects during his high school
course and after finishing high school,
became a fruit and vegetable inspector
for the Federal 8& State Inspection
In 1944, Wilkins moved to Groveland
and started a fruit business, the B &g W
Canning Company, with a partner, Gene
Busbee. The company grew and de-
veloped rapidly and added a frozen
concentrate unit. He and his partner
have a 75 acre producing grove, and they
also grow watermelons, cucumbers and
Using his leadership training to an
advantage, he is active in the civic activi-
ties of Groveland, serving as President
of the Methodist Men's Club, a member
of the Methodist Church Board of Stew-
ards for 5 years, a Kiwanis Club member,
who is serving at present as Chairman of
the Underprivileged Childrens' Commit-

Baldwin and Allentown Chapters

Win Annual Forestry Contest Awards

As Union County farm youths received
their calves a certain routine was fol-
lowed. Photographs may be identified
from top to bottom as follows: As each
calf was unloaded from the truck, it was
given two raw eggs as immediate food
supply Each calf was given a shot of
penicillin to decrease the possibility of
infectious disease After the calves re-
ceived the two raw eggs and the shot of
penicillin, they were taught to drink
from a nurse bucket. (Photos courtesy
of Union County Times)

Over 60 Union

Youth Receive

Dairy Calves

IT WAS a happy bunch of youngsters that
gathered on the Union High School Ath-
letic Field to claim sixty-two heifer calves
and a bull, all about three days old, given
to 63 members of the Future Farmer's
Chapter and the County 4-H Clubs. All
were bought from dairies in Broward
County. They were artificially sired by
some of the finest dairy bulls in the
And the best part of all was'that none
(Continued on page 14)

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

THE BALDWIN FFA Chapter was selected
as the State winner in the Chapter For-
estry Contest, sponsored by the St. Regis
Paper Co. and the Florida Jaycees. A
check for $50o was presented to Baldwin
by Mr. Albert Ernest and Mr. Justin
Weddell, vice president of the St. Regis
Paper Co. The Allentown FFA Chap-
ter placed second and received a check
for $25 which was presented at a meeting
of the Milton Lions Club by Mr. Noll
VanCleff, Forester for the St. Regis
Paper Co.
The Baldwin Chapter forest comprises
an area of 145.2 acres lying along high-
way U. S. 301 just north of Baldwin. At
the beginning of the year an official and
legal survey was made. About 4 acres
was under poor fence and in bahia pas-
ture, while the remainder was unde-
veloped. About 115 acres had a good
growth of young timber, with a scatter-
ing of undesirable hardwoods. This left
26 acres of open woods of soil types suit-
able for pasture.
Several class periods were utilized in
planning a management program for the
year, with the aid of the Florida Forest
Service. Fire prevention received con-
siderable attention since the highway ran
along one side and a railroad through
the area, both possible fire hazards. Plans
for harvesting several kinds of products,

both for sale and use were made.. Then
a program of publicity, demonstrations,
and public information rounded out the
plans to make the forest a useful com-
munity resource.
In attempting to put first things first,
the Florida Forest Service was called
upon to plow 2 1/4 miles of firelines
while members plowed 1/2 mile with
the 'chapter tractor. The boys distri-
buted 40 posters urging fire prevention.
Later a strip 15 feet wide was cleared
along the highway to be used for grazing
and as a firebreak. Two radio programs
helped in stressing this problem.
Students examined the forest regularly
for insect and disease damage control,
thinned (pre-commercial) about 5 acres,
and cruised mature timber to be har-
The chapter sponsored a booth at the
Northeast Florida Fair; entered a girl in
the Forestry Queen contest; took part in
the forestry essay contest and won second
place in tree planting. The special Fair
issue of local newspapers carried an
article on the Baldwin forest.
Practices demonstrated include poison-
ing hardwoods and proper thinning.
Seedlings were planted on an area to be
used later for a burning demonstration.
Also the Jacksonville Jaycees were as-
sisted in staging a planting of partridge

A highlight of a weekly Jacksonville Junior. Chamber of Commerce luncheon was
the presentation of the St. Regis Paper Company's annual forestry award to the
Baldwin Future Farmers of America chapter. The forestry contest is sponsored jointly
by St. Regis and the State Junior Chamber of Commerce. From left, during the
presentation of the $150 check are R. E. Jones, advisor to the Baldwin FFA group;
Tommy Cox, president of the Baldwin chapter; Harry Wood, Tallahassee, state
supervisor of Vocational Agriculture for Florida; Albert Ernest, vice president of St.
Regis Co., in charge of forestry operations; and Justin Weddell, Pensacola, consultant
for St. Regis. (Jacksonville Journal photo)

FFA Calendar of Events
(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or class room.)

Event and Type*

Place and Date

Event and Type*

Place and Date

Fire Prevention Week (N) ................... Local Chap. ....3-9
National Dairy Show (N).................. Waterloo, Iowa ..4-6
Harvest Fair (C)....................... .... Crestview .......4-9)
National FFA Convention (N)............... K.C. Mo. .....11-14
American Royal Livestock Show (N).......... K.C., Mo.... ..12-15
Gadsden Co. Tobacco Festival (C)............ Quincy ..... 14-15
Union Co. Youth Fair (C) .................. Lake Butler ...... l'
Jr. Livestock & Poultry Show (A)............ Ocala ...... ..18-19
Suwannee County Fair (C)..................Li\e Oak ...18-23
Pensacola Interstate Fair (C) ............... Pensacola ...18-24
North Fla. Fair (S) ........................ T. allahassee ..26-30
Holmes Co. Fair & Youth Show (C).......... Bonifay ....28-30
Northeast Fla. Fair (S) ...................... Callahan .. 21-241
Jackson County Fair (C) ................... Marianna ...25-26
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S) ......District Supervisor .1
Deadline-Membership dues to
attend FFA Day (S) .................. Tallahassee ........ 1
Bradford County Fair (C) .................... Starke ...... ....1-6
Sumter All Florida Breeder Show (S)......... Webster .... .... 3-6
Hardee Co. Cucumber Exposition (C)........Wauchula .. ...8-13
Putnam Co. Fair & Youth Show (C) ..........Palatka .... ...8-13
Walton County Fair (C).....................DeFuniak Spgs .10-14
U. of F. Nutrition Conference ..............Gainesville ....11-12
West Florida Dairy Show .................... Chipley ....... 3
Deadline-Improving Agriculture
and Leadership applications (S)..........State Ad iser ..... 15
Deadline-Improving Agriculture and
Leadership applications (S).............. State Adviser ...... I
Polk County Youth Show (C) ................Bartow ..........2-4
Junior Agriculture Fair (C)................. Plant City ....2-4
Santa Fe Ranch Hereford Sale (0)........... Alachua .......... 7
DeSoto County Fair (C)...................... Arcadia .... .. 10-15
Pasco County Fair (C) ....................... Dade City ..12-15
Sarasota Co. Agricultural Fair (C) ............Sarasota .....17-22
Brangus Show and Sale (0) ..................Plant City .....18-20
Charlotte County Fair (C)..................Punta Gorda ..18-23
Suwannee River Fair & L.S. Show (0)........ Fannin Springs 19-20
Martin County Fair (C) .................. ....Stuart
Far Reach Shorthorn Sale (0) ............... Mt. Dora ........ 24
Manatee County Fair (C) ................... Palmetto .....24-29
Dade County Youth Show (C)................Miami .... ..26-30
Tri-County Fat Stock Show (A).............. Wauchula ........2'5
Sugarland Exposition (0) .................... Clewiston .... .27-31
Florida Citrus Exposition (S)................W. Haven 29-Feb. 5
Southwest Florida Fair (A).................. Ft. Myers 31-Feb. 5
West Coast Dairy Show (A)................. Tampa ........... 5
Fla. State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S)......Tampa ..........5-9
Fla. State Fair (Fat Stock Show & Sale) (S)... Tampa ........10-12
FFA Day, Florida State Fair (S).............. Tampa ..........12
Fla. State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S)........Tampa ........ 13-19
State Fair Barrow Judging (S)...............Tampa ........... 7
State Fair Barrow Carcass Judging (S)........Tampa .......... 10

Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show (S) ......... Kissimmee ..... 10-13
Indian River Youth Show (A)................ Ft. Pierce
Central Florida Fair (A)....................Orlando .......21-26
Highlands County Fair (C) ..................Sebring
FFA Week (N). ..... .............. Local Chap ...21-26
West Fla. Fat Cattle Show & Sale (S) .......... Quincy ..... 22-21
Fla. Strawberry Festival (S).................. Plant City 28-Mar. 5
Fla. Gladioli Festival & Fair (S) .............. Delray B. 28-Mar. 5
S.E. Fat Stock Show & Sale (0).............. Ocala ....28-Mar. 5
MARCH, 1955
Deadline Paying Dues (S & N) ................ Tallahassee ........ 1
Deadline-American Farmer Degree App. (S)..Dist. Supr........ 1
Deadline-Farm Mechanics App. (S)..........Dist. Supr. ........ 1
Chapter Leadership Award on Cooperation (S).Dist. Supr ........1
Pinellas County Fair (C)................... Largo ........... 1-6
Volusia County Fair (C)....................DeLand
Palm Beach County Fair (C) ................. W. Palm Beach 5-12
Citrus County Fair (C)..: .................. .Inverness .......7-12
FFA and Veterans Egg Show (S).............. Gainesville
Deadline-Farm Electrification Award app. (S) .Dist. Supr. .......12
Deadline-Soil & Water Management
Award Applications (S). ................ Dist. Supr. ......12
Florida Sportmens' Exposition &
Lake Co. Fair (C) ..................... .Eustis ......... 15-20
Fla. Hereford Breeders Show & Sale (S)....... Quincy
APRIL, 1955
Deadline-State Farmer App. (S)............Dist. Supr. ........
Deadline-FFA Dairy Farmer Award App. (S)..Dist. Supr. .........
Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S)....Dist. Supr. ........
Florida Tomato Festival (S).................Ruskin
Na. Band & Chorus Applications (S)..........State Adviser .....15
Copies, Public Speaking (S-D) ................Chairman ........15
Sub-District Contests ................. ....... 22
MAY, 1955
Deadline-Farm Safety Award (S)............Dist. Supr......... 2
Deadline-Cattlemens' Contest Entries (S)...... Dist. Supr. ........ 2
Chapter Accomplishment Reports (C)........Dist. Supr. ........2
Copies Public Speaking (D) ..................Chairman .........2
District Contests (D) .........................Chairman ......... 6
Copies Public Speaking (S) .................. St. Chairman ... 14
Banquet Chick Contest (D) ..................Dist. Supr. .......14
Selection Delegates, Forestry Camp (C).......Dist. Supr. .......31
JUNE, 1955
Deadline-Entries Imp. Breeders Contest (S)..Dist. Supr. ........ 1
State FFA Convention (S).................... Daytona B'h ..13-17
Chapter Scrapbook (S) ...................... State Conv. ......13
Special Delegate Dinner (S)................. State Conv. ......15
Annual Fish Fry (S)......................... State Conv. ......13
Bandshell Program (S)......................State Conv. ...... 1
Entries Chapter Forestry Contest (S)..........Dist. Supr. .......30
JULY, 1955
Vo. Agric. Teachers Conference (S)..........Daytona Beach 11-15
State Forestry Camp, District 1, 5 and 6 (S) .... Camp O'Leno
State Forestry Camp, District 2, 3, and 4 (S)..Camp O'Leno
Tri-State Contests (T-S) ......................

* (N)-National, (C)-County, (A)-Area, (S)-State, (O)-Open, (SD)-Sub-District, (TS) Tri-State

peas for quail feeding. As a further
conservation project the chapter plans
to build a fish pond at some future date.
Products have been harvested off the
forest as follows: iog8 board feet lumber
(for chapter use) 4.34 units pulpwood,
lightwood stumps $25.0o, hardwood tim-
ber $394.00, 75 posts, 15 poles, 15 fence
braces and 1/2 cord fuelwood.
Equipment constructed in the shop to
help in carrying out this program in-
cluded: I logging wench for a Ford
tractor, 1 cable spliced for wench, 1
heavy-duty trailer, 2 dibbles, 5 C-hooks,
1 creosote vat and 4 guards for crosscut
To further utilize the area, 400 used
cross ties were secured and used to fence
29 acres which included 5 acres of im-
proved pasture and woods grazed by 1o
head of feeder steers.
The Baldwin chapter proudly main-
tains a Florida Forest Service shield type

sign along the highway side of the area.

Dairy Calves

(Continued from page 13)
of the members had to pay at the time he
received the animal. Civic minded citi-
zens of the county contributed $3.oo
apiece to buy each calf.
The idea was originated by the Union
County Farm Bureau County Fair Com-
mittee headed by Page McGill. Other
members of his committee were Mrs.
Harold Yarborough, Mrs. John Hamp-
ton, W. J. Cowen, C. D. Geiger, teacher
of Vocational Agriculture and Glenn
Each member who wanted a calf had to
sign an agreement promising:
1. To feed and care for the animal
to the satisfaction of the sponsors.
2. To halter, break, train and show

the animal at the Union County Fair to
be held in the Fall of 1954.
3. To contribute $5.oo to the Union
County Farm Bureau Calf Fund if the
animal is disposed of within the next
two years. The fund will be used to
buy calves in future years.
4. To forfeit all rights to the calf if
the owner doesn't comply with the fore-
going provisions.
The idea of the calf project was three-
fold to increase the dairy herds of Union
County by adding fine stock, to have
animals worth showing at the County
Fair, and to give training to the Future
Farmers and 4-H Club members. After
the calves received the two raw eggs and
the shot of penicillin, they were taught
to drink from a nurse bucket. The boys
receiving calves were given instructions
of feeding and care of the animal by
Mr. T. W. Sparks, Assistant Extension
Dairyman, University of Florida.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954

_ __

Fort Pierce FFA

(Continued from page 6)
enter this State contest, they must have
some local farm cooperative to sponsor
them by paying their entry fee and coun-
seling with the group throughout the
year as well as offering other assistance
and encouragement. Members of the
Fort Pierce Chapter found an ideal spon-
sor in the Fort Pierce Growers Associa-
tion. Their officers are: Norman G.
Platt, President; J. D. Nelson, Vice
President; H. H. Wyllis, Secretary-Treas-
urer-Manager; with L. B. Walden as his
Assistant. The Board of Directors are:
John E. Harris, Dr. I. O. Bishop, Ed
Scharfschwerdt, H. W. Jordan, Corney
VanDerLugt, Norman Platt and H. H.
Wyllis. This Cooperative is the Fort
Pierce branch of the Florida Citrus Ex-
change and ranks among the top three
largest Cooperatives in Florida handling
citrus. The Fort Pierce Growers Associa-
tion was established in 1920 and each
year their volume has steadily increased
until the season just closing found them
handling 1,323,560 field boxes of citrus
for 232 members in and near Fort Pierce.
This heavy tonnage and large member-
ship is indicative of its good manage-
ment. The Fort Pierce Chapter was
most fortunate to have such a successful
cooperative headed by capable officers as
Having won in Florida, the Fort Pierce
Chapter submitted their report to Mr.
Howard McClarren, Washington, D. C.,
who is in charge of the Youth Education
Division of the American Institute of
Cooperation, for entry in nationwide
competition in their Youth Leadership
Activities contest. The Fort Pierce re-
port gained favorable attention from the
trio of judges-Carol Colvin, Deputy
Governor, Farm Credit Administration,
Washington, D. C.; Miss Lois Clark,
Assistant Secretary, Department Rural Ed-
ucation, National Education Association,
Washington; and Paul Poffenberger, As-
sociate Professor, Department Agricul-
tural Economics, University of Maryland,
College Park, Maryland. After much
consideration, these judges declared Fort
Cobb, Oklahoma the National winner
and gave Fort Pierce one of the four area
awards which was an appropriate plaque.
On the evening of August 16th, J. K.
Stern, President of the American Insti-
tute of Cooperation made the awards
before the more than 3,000 farmers, busi-
ness men and youth present at the first
meeting of the Convention. Vice Presi-
dent Marcus Roberts and Earl Page both
appeared on the Youth section of the
program Wednesday afternoon, August
18, speaking on the subiect "How Young
Farm Families Can lUs- Cooncratives to
Become Established". Advisor M. B.
Jordan assisted in directing the meeting.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1954




Mirror Lake Farm
Registered Polled Shorthorns
F. R. and L. P. Schell, Owners
1602 Richardson Place, Tampa
Phones: 8-1535 (Day); 8-1263 (Night)
Oren Hatson, Herdsman
R.F.D. No. 1, Dade City, Florida
Farm is Two Miles North of Blanton
On Blanton-Trilby Road


Breeders of
Ph. 456-W COCOA, FLA.
G. A. TUCKER, Manager
H. J. FuLFoRD, Herdsman


breed better beef for you

H. E. Wolfe, owner-St. Augustine, Fla.
Located midway between
St. Augustine & Green Cove Springs


of the Glades Sod Company


Registered Aberdeen-Angus for Sale

Box 666, Pensacola. Florida 0
West of Pensacola on U.S. 90 at Perdido River


P. 0. Box 37 Lutz, Florida

C. D. Johnson Co.


Seeds-Fertilizer-Baby Chicks-Farm Supplies

826 Gaines Street
Dial 2-5960
Tallahassee, Florida



Lawn, Garden Supplies, Seeds
Plants, Nursery Stock
Phone 442
136 N. Boulevard

Home of REAL SOUTHERN Fresh Frozen
Ole fashion meat curing
Freezer Lockers & Supplies
J. L. McMullen, Owner
Phone 457 LIVE OAK, FLA.

Ford Tractor Division

Brown Tractor Company
Monticello Tallahassee
Phone 253 Phone 22-947

See your friendly dealer for
John Deere Tractors & Quality Farm Machinery
5079 W. Beaver St. Jacksonville, Fla.





Veterinary Representative
in Florida
5850 Theed St., Jacksonville 11, Fla.

Our Eulletin, the Abacus Press, lists Items for Sale by the United States Government as Surplus Material.
New U.ed Scrap, etc., Farm Tools, Machinery, Trucks, Jeeps, Heavy Equipment, Office Supplies, Equipment,
and Hundreds of others may be bought Direct from the Government at Substantial Savings. Published
semi-monthly, price $1.00. The Abacus Press, Box 213-.D, East Hartford 8, Conn.

Dr. John .. At lle:i, i
University of 'lorida
Gainesville, Florida

I .

Vice-Pre. and Secy.
Former Hd. Dept. Ag.
Ed., Texas A&M
College Station

"resi l:nt


-Aft dt Way"

'~ [Y ^* TT fT u (1h ~ ( w~
N. .^^^SS~-^cc^

Preium pe $000
Age nnua 7




Chairman. Board of
Dean of Agriculture
Texas Tech

m. .

0 s .Si 0 $S.70
1 'BY -MAIL 5.!!
2 21.82 M AI2 578
3 22.10 3 5.86
4 22.41 4 5.94,
2 2.5 APPLICATION 6 6.0:
6 23.i2 6 6.13
7 23.50 7 6.23
8 23.91 8 6.534
10 24.82 i0 6.58
11 3/ 11T 6.:70
12 25.80 Here's 12 6.4
13 26.33 Here's a 7t T3 6.98
14 26.86 14 7.12
S 27. 39 IV5 7.26
17 28.S3 17 7.56
tt' / l Merits Your Saou ," '
18 29. p3
21 31.02 20 PAY ENDOWMENT AT 65 $1,000 2 8. 2
2 0 2 8.322
22 31.68 22 8. 40
23 32.38 1 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL 23 8.
25 33.83 25 8.96
2 3.17 $1,00 0 $ 360 $1360 27 9 7
28 36.0 28 9.59
29 .2 $28.OOx2OYrs.= $ 560 29 9.81
30 37. 88 I D 30 i.0.04
31 38.78 -3- 40.28
32 39.71 ANNUAL NET PROFIT s D 3 10.28
33 40.66 PRIMIUM ON SAVINGS"- 32 10.52
34 41.66 34 11.04
35 42.6 OR $0.50 QUARTARLY 35 t .31.
36 43.76 36 11.60
7 44.87 MAIL TODAY! 7 L1.89
38 4t.02 "A 38 12.20
39 47.23 39 12.52
1. My full name is Parent
(Print full name here) ...--.... .__. .. ___..._......... Occupation ................... ........................
First Name Middle Name Luat Name
8. .slling Address................... a......o.... No ....
Street or Route and Box No. City County State
8. I apply for (..................surance on the LEADERSHIP SPECIAL Proftt-Sharina 20 PAY ENDOWMENT.AT 65 Savings
Plan 0 WITH DOUBLE INDEMNITY. My age on last birthday was ............. I was born n ............... on .............. ... 1
State Month Day Year
4. I agree that the insurance hereby applied for shall not take effect until the payment of the first premium and the approval of
this application by the Company at its Home Office
5. I wish the policy payable on my death to .. .................................................
(Print Full Name of Beneficiary) (Related to me as)
6. Are you now in exeglent health and without deformity or impairment of sight or hearing? ............................. ...........
If not. alve ailments, dates, durations, doctor's name and address ............. ......................... ...............................
7. I enelose $ .........for ..rem...u........ rmm by 0 check 0 money order. I understand that my cheek or money order receipt made
payable to National Farm Life Insurance Co. constitute my receipt for the premium and aid premium will be refuaded in full should
the Company not issue the policy.
.............................................................................. .................. .. .... ... ............. ..........
Witness Signature of applicant

- ~sa;x.-~~r I~ -- --- ---~~.1-


University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs