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Title: The Florida future farmer
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FALL, 1955




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Florida Future Farmers of America Delegation to

National Convention Headed by President Gunter

LEADING THE Florida delegation to the
28th National FFA Convention in Kan-
sas City, October 10-13, will be Bill Gun-
ter of the Suwannee Chapter at Live
Oak, Florida, National FFA President;
and H. E. Wood, State Adviser of the
Florida Association, FFA, and a member
of the National Advisory Board, FFA.
In the ioo piece National FFA Band,
Florida will have three members-Fred
Leitner of Brandon, Billy Adams of Kath-
leen, and Kenneth Lucas of Turkey
Creek. These boys will stay until Satur-
day, October 15, since the Band will
lead the American Royal parade.
In the ioo voice National FFA Chorus
will be Billy Poston of Quincy and Arti-
lee Lowe of Ocala. These boys will re-
main in Kansas City after the Convention
as the Chorus sings during the American
Royal Coronation Ball on October 14.
This year, Florida has eight Future
Farmers to be recommended for the
American Farmer Degree, the highest de-
gree awarded any Future Farmer: Eugene
Mixon of Bradenton, Harry Fuqua of
Altha, Pete Gindl of Tate at Gonzalez,
Mack Eubanks of Greensboro, William
Timmons of Quincy, and the following
three from Suwannee at Live Oak-Her-
bert Boatright, Thomas Hurst, Dewayne
Official delegates representing the
Florida Association, FFA, will be Eugene
Mixon of Bradenton, State President for
1953-54, and William "Tucker" Aplin
of Paxton, State President for 1955-56.
Alternate delegates are the following
Vice Presidents of the Florida Association
for 1955-56: Jerry E. Smith, Poplar
Springs; Richard Kelly, Inverness; Terry
Martin, Newberry; Bobby E. Tyre,
Blountstown; Danny Cowart, Bushnell;
and Kenneth Cooley, Miami-Jackson.
The Eustis FFA Chapter in coopera-
tion with the Lake County FFA Federa-
tion, has obtained an exhibit from the
Florida Citrus Mutual, that will be on
display in the exhibit room of Municipal
Auditorium during the Convention.
Chilean Nitrate Leadership award win-
ners to attend are: William "Tucker"
Aplin, who will be in the Massing of the
State Flags ceremony; Danny Cowart; and
Dorian Williamson of Brandon.
The Sarasota Chapter, State winner of
the Forestry Award sponsored by the St.
Regis Paper Company, will be repre-
sented by Jack Strickland, President of
the Chapter; W. J. Crowley, Adviser; and
Douglas Bouder.
Clifford Dugger, formerly of the San-
derson Chapter which has now been com-
bined with the Macclenny Chapter, State
winner of the Forestry contest sponsored
by the Seaboard-Airline Railroad Com-
pany, with his Adviser, Alan Harvey will

attend and appear on a Sertoma Club
program, ai ranged by R. N. Hoskins, In-
dustrial Forester for SAL Railroad.
The Florida Cattleman Award winner
of the Feeder Steer contest, Tom Max-
well of the Quincy Chapter, accompanied
by his Chapter Adviser, Grinelle E. Bish-
op, will attend.
Kenneth Moore of the Alachua Chap-
ter, who won the State and Tri-State
Public Speaking Contest, will be
attending. He placed third in the re-
gional contest.
Participating in the National FFA
Judging contest in Kansas City will be
the Wildwood team, who will judge live-
stock. Members of the team-Robert Also-
brook, Glenn Forester, and Jimmy Wil-
liams, with Clark Caruthers as alternate
-will be accompanied by their Adviser
Edgar W. Tomberlin. The State Depart-
ment of Agriculture, through Commis-
sioner Nathan Mayo, provided funds to
help defray their expenses as well as those
of the Dairy Judging Team which will
participate in the National Dairy Con-
gress in Waterloo, Iowa. This team, from
the Hillsborough Chapter, is made up
of Melvin Vernon, Jr., James McElveen,
and Jack McClerman, with Joe Russo as
alternate, who will be accompanied by
their Adviser, Rolland V. Hill.
The Florida Times-Union is defraying
the expenses of the Macclenny judging
team to the American Royal Livestock
Show, which will be held at the same time
as the National FFA Convention, in
Kansas City. The team is composed of
Joe Mattox, Lloyd (Sonny) Register, and
Jack Williams, with Billy Raulerson as

alternate accompanied by their Adviser,
Alan Harvey. The team will judge Poul-
try and Meat Products.
The State Champion String Band from
Plant C:ty, composed of Dale Miley, Don
Futch, Harold Hogue, Buddy Stephens,
will play for the Officer-Delegate Lunch-
con on Monday, October so, and during
the Wednesday morning session, October
12. They will probably also play on
Radio and TV Programs.
In the Florida Delegation will be many
other members, advisers, parents, and
friends. Mr. and Mrs. William D. Gun-
ter, parents of Bill, will be given special
recognition during the National Conven-
tion when Mr. Gunter will be presented
with the Honorary American Farmer
Degree and Mrs. Gunter with a Certifi-
cate of Merit.
Mr. J. C. Waldron, Vocational Agri-
culture Teacher at Monticello will also
receive the Honorary American Farmer
Degree, and Honorable Nathan Mayo,
Commissioner of Agriculture for the State
of Florida, has been approved by the Na-
tional Board of Student Officers to receive
the degree.
Speaking at the National FFA Con-
vention will be many prominent men in
the United States-Harold E. Stassen,
special assistant to President Eisenhower,
working on world disarmament, the
morning of October 12; Herschel D.
Newsom, Master of the National Grange,
Tuesday afternoon, October 11; H. Roe
Bartle, the new Mayor of Kansas City,
Tuesday morning, October 11; A. Z.
Baker, President of Rotary International,
Thursday morning, October 13.

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 10 through 13, 1955.
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 Convention.
As a National Organization, we have accomplished many outstanding
things this past year and at this, our Twenty-Eighth 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.
William D. Gunter, Jr.
National President
Box 87, Live Oak, Florida
July 18, 1955

By Way of Editorial Comment:

District Manager, International Harvester Company, Jacksonville

THERE IS no FUTURE in any job-the FUTURE is in the individual who does the job.
The Future Farmers of America, and
especially the Florida Association can
be proud of the fact that many of its
members are doing a fine job carving out
a future for themselves in farming, in in-
dustry and in the political field, and
following in their footsteps are other
members striving to do a better job.
Most every one wants to be a success,
but not every one wants to pay the pen-
alty or do the necessary things that make I
for success. Success is determined not by
what we have but what we are. We can
have accumulated a fortune, and have
the highest position of influence, and "lo.
still not be a success. On the other hand,
we can hold a mediocre job, but in the
eyes of the world be the biggest possible
Success is made up of many factors,
but I believe enthusiasm is probably the
greatest asset of a successful individual.
Whatever your vocation, be enthusiastic J. P. O'DONNELL
about it and you will overcome all obsta-
cles. Combine faith in yourself with ini- A successful individual is a useful per-
tiative and you will make things happen. son and remembers the world owes us a
Without enthusiasm you will accomplish living only if we earn it. Capacity never
very little, if anything worth while. The lacks opportunity.
individual who makes things happen Successful individuals never forget that
couples with enthusiasm the habit of it takes people to make things happen
work. Success is brought about not by do- and that no one travels through this
ing only what is required-but by doing world alone. To quote Thomas Hughes
more. Every one of us must realize that "Blessed are they who have the gift of
if we are to succeed we must give honest making friends, for it is one of God's
return for our pay. Unfortunately, in the best gifts".
world today there are too few people who So if you would be successful, be en-
will do more than is required of them but thusiastic. Put your heart into what you
those few who do, stand head and are doing and do it the best you know
shoulders above all the others and the how. Be fair with all. Merit leads to
finger of success points in their direction, success.

T C e Pictures show a few of the activities of Bill Gunter, Live Oak,
| O Florida, 1954-55 National President of the F.F.A. Upper right
T e C o v r shows Bill and his father, Mr. W. D. Gunter, checking registra-
tion records; center right Bill is receiving award for his Champion Guernsey Female from Nathan Mayo
at the Florida State Fair in 1952; center left he is presented with the Star Dairy Farmer award; lower
left shows a few of his young Guernesy heifers and in lower right is shown his Champion Guernsey
Female. Mr. B. R. Mills. chapter adviser of the Suwannee F.I.A. holds a plaque presented by the
Florida Guernsey Breeders Association.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XVI, 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........William "Tucker" Aplin. Paxton President....William "Bill" Gunter, Live Oak, Fla.
1st Vice-President Jerry Eugene Smith, Poplar Spgs. 1st Vice-Pres... Chas. W. Anken, Holland Pt. N. Y.
2nd Vice-President........Richard Kelly. Inverness 2nd Vice-Pres....Bobby Futrelle, Mt. Olive, N. C.
3rd Vice-President ........Terry Martin, Newberry 3rd Vice-Pres.. .Lowell Gisselbeck, Watertown, S. D.
4th Vice-President... Bobby E. Tyre, Blountstown 4th Vice-Pres..........Jay Wright, Alamo, Nevada
5th Vice-President ........Danny Cowart, Bushnell Student Sec.......L. P. Brouillette, Richford, Ver.
6th Vice-President..Kennth Cooley, Miami-Jackson Exec. Sec.....Dr. A. W. Tenney, Washington, D. C.
Executive Secretary........A. R. Cox, Tallahassee Exec. Treasurer....D. J. Howard, Winchester, Va.
State Adviser ............H. E. Wood, Tallahassee Nat. Adviser.... Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash., D. C.





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Eight Floridians are Candidates for


At FFA National Convention

Herbert Boatright
Suwannee Chapter
HERBERT BEGAN his Vocational Agriculture
studies and Future Farmer activities in
1949 as a ninth grade student in Suwan-
nee High School at Live Oak, Florida.
He completed four years of Vocational
Agriculture and in June of 1953, a short
time after graduation, received his State
Farmer degree at the State F.F.A. Con-
vention held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
His project program has not varied
very much during the past five years. The
scope has increased steadily except for
tobacco and watermelons. In 1949 he
raised seven hogs...he has 51 on hand.
In 1949 he planted 3 1/2 acres of crop.
His 1955 crop will be 55 acres or more.
During these five years he has planted
five acres to demonstrate various types
of fertilizer for the Farmers Mutual Ex-
change Store in Live Oak. Last year,
it was planted for the State Experi-
mental Station and the State Extension
Service. The results of these demonstra-
tions have been used to show the value
of spacing and fertilizing corn. In 1952
he made as much net profit from five
acres of corn planted as a demonstration
as he did from to acres planted under the
old method.
Hogs have been his most dependable
source of income. Many farmers in that
community depend upon tobacco for
their income...while it is a good cash
crop. He planted a few acres to
help in becoming established in farming,
and is convinced it is better to make
hogs, cattle and feed crops his basic
Herbert's leadership program included
two chapter offices; V-President in 1953
and Sentinel in 1952; chapter delegate
to the National F.F.A. Convention in
1950 and one trip to a State Convention
as a visitor. He was a member of the
livestock judging team at the State Judg-
ing contests held at the State Fair in
Tampa during F.F.A. Day. He was se-
lected Star Chapter Farmer of his chap-
ter in 1953 for having the best balanced
program of chapter activities. He also
served on many committees during these
years and took an active part in the Com-
munity services and other cooperative
Since early in his school work, he has
had complete managerial responsibility
for his enterprises. At this time he is
farming on the home farm.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

Mack Eubanks
Greensboro Chapter
MACK EUBANKS, a graduate of the Greens-
boro High School has had the responsi-
bility of the farm since his father died
in 1953. Since his start in vocational
agriculture as a greenhand in 1949, he
has developed a project program which
has helped him to become well estab-
lished in farming. Starting with i acre of
corn, he increased his project program
so that the second year it included 1
acre of corn, 3 sows, i acre of sweet pota-
toes, and 9 head of hogs for meat. Since
the year that he received the State Farmer
Degree he operated the farm in partner-
ship with his brother-in-law; his program
included 50 acres of corn for grain, 6
acres of oats for grain, 3) acres of Shade
Tobacco, i dairy cow, and 2 cows for
meat, and ioo head of hogs. His present
supervised farming program consists of
50 acres of corn and 5 acres of oats for
grain, 11 acres of oats for grazing, go
head of hogs, 31 acres of shade tobacco,
2 dairy cows and 3 cows for meat.
Mack's Future Farmer activities con-
sisted of being president and secretary
of his local chapter, a member of the
parliamentary procedure team, livestock
judging team, delegate to the State Con-
vention and chairman and member of
many committees within the chapter.
In chapter cooperation, he participated
in farm tours, community clean-up and
beautification, chapter pig chain, growing
vegetables and hogs and chapter coopera-
tive projects. He was very active as a
class officer and also served as president
and vice president of the Beta Club, cap-
tain of the basketball team, youth pastor
of his church and secretary of his Sunday
School Class.
Although Mack is a Sophomore at
Florida State University, he returns home
on week-ends, holidays and during the
summer to supervise and manage his
farming program. Next year, he will en-
roll at the University of Florida where
he plans to major in agriculture.

Harry Fuqua
Altha Chapter
HARRY FUQUA is a graduate of the Altha
High School and member of the Altha
FFA Chapter. He began studying voca-
tional agriculture in 1950 and as his
first project program had 3 dairy heifers,
5 acres of corn, 2- acres of peanuts and
1oo head of poultry for meat. His pro-

gram increased and the year he received
his State Farmer Degree it included: to
acres of corn, 22 head of dairy cows, 2
head of hogs for breeding, 8 head of
hogs for meat and lo acres of soybeans.
His present program consists of 15 acres
of corn, 15 acres of soybeans, 15 head of
dairy cows, jo head of hogs for meat and
7 dairy heifers.
He has been an outstanding leader in
his local chapter serving as President,
vice-president and treasurer, has been
a member of the parliamentary procedure
team, livestock judging team, a member
of many committees and a delegate to
the State Convention for three years.
In 1954, he was the Star Dairy Farmer
for Florida.
In chapter cooperation, he participated
in growing 4,ooo head of broilers, cucum-
bers, truck crops and in a F4rm and
Ranch Subscription Campaign for his
chapter. He has been a very active mem-
ber of his school and community as well
as his FFA Chapter, having served as
class officer for 3 years, President of
his Sunday School Class, and Youth Or-
ganization of his church, Youth Pastor
of his church, was a member of the
band, football and basketball teams, busi-
ness manager of the school annual, and
in addition to these activities is a
member of the National Guard.
At the present time, Harry is a student
at Chipola Junior College in Marianna,
living at home so he can assume full re-
sponsibility for the operation of his sup-
ervised farming program. After complet-
ing his two years at Chipola, he will at-
tend the University of Florida where he
will major in agriculture.
Upon graduation, he plans to return
home and farm in partnership with his
father and brother, Don.

Pete Gindl
Tate Chapter

PETE GINDL is a graduate of the Tate
High School at Gonzalez, and a member
of the Tate FFA Chapter. He enrolled
in vocational agriculture and the FFA in
1949, and had as his first project a cow
for meat. The next year, he greatly in-
creased his program to include 5 acres
of corn, 1 cow for meat, and 3 acres of
soybeans. In 1953 when he received his
State Farmer Degree, his program in-
cluded 5 head of hogs for meat, to acres
of corn, 5 head of cows for meat, and io
(Continued on page 16)

:.ion:.'- F~AMERS Cooperaluies in

Two pictures of South Dade Chapter FFA. At top is shown from left to right, James
Stanford, Donald Brown, Lansing Gordon (Teacher of Vocational Agriculture), David
Rutzke, Neal Chambers, Howard McLarraen (AIC Youth Director), and Milton
Lounsbury with part of their winning exhibit. Below is shown the South Dade
Chapter's exhibit, winner of the Southern Regional Co-op award.

South Dade Chapter is State Winner

and Top Winner in Southern Region

In Cooperative Activities
THE SOUTH Dade F.F.A. Chapter, Homestead, Florida, received $500 from the Florida
Council of Farmer Cooperatives as State winner for chapter cooperative activities,
then they were selected as top winner in the Southern Region.
James Stanford, a member of the Chapter, accepted their portion of the $2000
American Institute of Cooperation Award for outstanding activities, at Purdue Uni-
versity, Lafayette, Indiana, on August 8. Following is the report he gave' after the
"EVERYONE LIKES to claim that there's
something a little different about what to you to know that our South Dade
they have or what they do. It may sound F.F.A. Chapter at Homestead, Florida,
a little like bragging to say that what we about 35 miles south of Miami, is not
have is different, but at least it should only the southernmost chapter in Florida,
add variety and interest because it is dif- but also the southernmost in the United
ferent. For example, it may be interesting States. We are a little further south than


the bottom of Texas, so this is one thing
on which we can out-brag Texas, and
brother, that's going some!
So if I seem to have more southern
drawl than any of these other southern
boys, and you have difficulty understand-
ing me, just remember that it's because
I'm the most southern of any southerner
up here, Maybe I shouldn't have men-
tioned this. Probably some Texas F.F.A.
Chapter will start a branch office or
something across the line in Mexico
about 50 miles south of the border so
that they can claim they're the furthest
Along the same line, we can claim
there's something different about the co-
operatives in South Dade County down
below Miami. Not only are they located
the furtherest south of any cooperatives
in this country, two of them have names
to bring that out. One of our local spon-
sors is the Farsouth Growers Coopera-
tive Association at Goulds, Florida, and
another one that we worked with and
sold some of our vegetables through is
the Southmost Vegetable Cooperative
Association at Florida City.
There is something else a little differ-
ent about our cooperatives in South
Dade. Some of them market certain pro-
ducts for their members which are prob-
ably not sold by any other cooperatives
in this country. One of our famous sub-
tropical products, avacados, is handled
in large volume by a famous California
Cooperative also, as well as by another
of our local sponsors, Tropical Fruit
Growers Cooperative Association of
Goulds. But we don't believe that limes,
mangoes, and lychees which are also
handled by Tropical Fruit Growers Co-
op are handled in any volume, if at all,
by any California Co-op.
Of course, the potatoes, beans, squash,
green corn, and other vegetables which
are handled by some of our co-ops are
sold by co-ops in many states. About
the only distinction we can claim in con-
nection with these vegetables is that our
co-ops have them for sale at a different
time of the year than co-ops in any other
part of the country-right in the middle
of winter when much of the country is
covered with snow, when Texas is trying
to irrigate from a river that has run dry,
and when California is having those 1o-
inch dews.
So when you folks get tired of eating
canned and frozen vegetables in the mid-
dle of winter and select a fresh vegetable
for a change from your grocer's vegetable
bins, it probably came from one of our
vegetable cooperatives. Co-ops sell a siz-
able proportion of the vegetables pro-
duced in South Florida, about 40 percent
according to specialists at our Ag.
I know that you are interested in how

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

our chapter participated in this coopera-
tive contest. I would like to give you a
brief summary of our activities. During
the past year our chapter received a total
of 188 hours of instruction on coopera-
tives and other organizations affecting
farmers. We spent another 72 hours on
field trips and 56 hours on demonstra-
tions in connection with our projects.
From our 12 chapter projects, we sold
about $2700 worth of products through
our chapter co-op, and $11,ooo was real-
ized on sales through farmers' co-ops.
Some $4000 worth of farm supply items
were bought through our chapter co-op.
We visited 20 cooperatives and other
business serving farmers, many of them
two or three times, and attended seven
farm organization meetings, devoting an
estimated 3500 member-hours to these
tours and meetings. We worked with
farm, school, and community organiza-
tions on another 75 projects devoting
more than 4000 additional member-hours
of work to these.
Our Chapter was also fortunate in
being close to a number of good market-
ing co-ops in Dade County and we
worked very closely with them. We are
proud of our accomplishments. I wish
that I had the time to tell you about the
different types of cooperatives in our
area, but they are all represented in the
membership of our Florida Council of
Farmer Cooperatives. However, I want
to thank that organization now, as well
as the American Institute of Cooperation
and the local Co-ops who sponsored our
chapter in this Cooperative Awards Pro-
gram for making this trip possible for
those of us from the South Dade Chapter.

Florida FFA Represented at
Leadership Training Camp
THE FUTURE Farmers of Florida were
again represented at Camp Miniwanca,
a Leadership Training Camp sponsored
by The American Youth Foundation at
Shelby, Michigan, overlooking Lake
Michigan. Emory Weatherley, past state
fifth vice president, and Eugene Mixon,
past state president, were the two official
delegates to the camp with Mr. M. G.
Revell, Vocational Agriculture instructor
from Hilliard, Florida, attending as the
adult leaders.
It is a leadership training camp for
boys selected to represent the various
youth organizations from both the United
States and foreign countries.
The camp is based on balanced four-
fold living which includes the social, men-
tal, religious, and physical aspects of
one's life. While at the camp the boys
practice this four-fold living by having
classes on religion, vocational guidance,
sports, social hygiene, and others pertain-
ing to problems of boys from 16-21.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

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Hillsboro State Bank
Plant City

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National Band and National Chorus

Florida's Five Members of the FFA

Billy Adams
National Chorus
BILLY ADAMS of the Kathleen High School
will be one of the National Band mem-
bers from Florida at the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City during Octo-
ber, 1955.
Billy, who is a sophomore in high
school carried as a project program for
his first year in vocational agriculture, to
dairy heifers, 5 calves for veal, and too
ornamental plants. Along with this, he
has had a great variation of improve-
ment projects, and supplementary farm

Fred Leitner
National Chorus
FRED LEITNER, a senior in the Brandon
H'gh School and an active member of
the FFA Chapter for over 3 years will be
one of the Florida boys playing in the
National Band at the National Conven-
tion in October, 1955. Last year he was
drum major in the High School Band
and plays the tenor and alto saxaphone.
His activities in the school and commun-
ity keep him busy. He serves as secretary
of the Hillsborough County FFA Federa-
tion, chapter reporter and vice-president
of his local chapter, Vice-President of the
Key Club and a member of the Church
He has been an active exhibitor of
poultry, rabbits, plants and swine in the
Junior Agriculture Fair in Plant City
and the Florida State Fair in Tampa.
His first year in ag he had i acre of broc-
coli, 1 dairy heifer and 800 laying hens
in partnership with his father. Since that
time, his project program has grown to
include 6 head of hogs for meat, 2 steers,
i dairy heifer, 500 ornamentals, rabbits
for meat and 5 acres of pasture.

Artilee Lowe
National Chorus
ARTILEE LOWE, 9th grade student in the
Ocala High School and a member of the
Ocala FFA Chapter is one of the two
boys selected from Florida to sing in the
National FFA Chorus at the National
Convention in October, 1955. He has
been an active member for two years
taking part in the FFA Quartet, Parlia-
mentary Procedure, String Band, Softball,
and Public Speaking Contests. He was
county winner of the Farm Mechanics
Award, Chapter reporter and alternate
delegate to the State FFA Convention
last year. He was in the Junior High

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

School Glee Club for three years and had
a leading part in the school opera.
Artie has a great responsibility in help-
ing operate the family farm since his
father died 8 years ago. His project pro-
gram consisted of a beef calf, rabbits for
meat, laying hens and a Dairy heifer,
for the first year, and increased to in-
clude a milk cow, 5 acres of improved
pasture, poultry for meat and i acre of
pine seedlings.

Kenneth Lucas
National Chorus
KENNETH LUCAS Of the Turkey Creek High
School is one of the 3 boys that will be
attending the National Convention as a
member of the National Band from Flori-
da. He has been a very active mem-
ber and a leader in his high school band
under the direction of Hugo Roberty.
Kenneth is an active member of the Tur-
key Creek FFA Chapter, has helped in
preparing booths for the Strawberry Fes-
tival and the Agriculture Fair in Plant
City. He has been a member of the live-
stock judging team, quartet and attended
the State FFA Convention as a repre-
His project program, which was started
in 1952-53 included 3 dairy cows, i acre
of broccoli for which he won several priz-
es, and brought him a total of $700 profit.
The next year his program included 1
acre of strawberries, carried along with
his dairy cattle. This past year, he had
1 1/2 arcres of peas, 3/4 acre of Irish
potatoes and 8 acres of fruit which in-
cluded grapefruit and a variety of

Billy Poston
National Chorus
BILLY POSTON, ioth grade student in the
Quincy High School and a member of the
Quincy FFA Chapter for the past two
years will be one of the two boys from
Florida to sing in the National FFA
Chorus at the National FFA Convention
in October, 1955. Billy has been a very
active member of the chapter, community
and Church activities. He is soloist in
the Senior High School Glee Club and
has been a member of the Church Chior
for 6 years. In the FFA he served as secre-
tary of the chapter, member of the quar-
tet, string band, livestock judging team,
and represented his chapter at the State
and National Conventions.
Billy's project program which began
in the 8th grade with i1 hogs for meat,
1 dairy cow, 2 beef animals, 5 acres of

corn and grain; has increased, and last
year included 12 hogs for meat, 2 for
breeding, 20 acres of corn, 2 acres of
sweet potatoes, 200 pullets, still carrying
his animals for milking and beef.
Goals that Billy has set up for himself
are the State and American Farmer De-
grees and establishing himself in farming.

October 10-13

Webster Member FFA
Wins 1955 Florida
Farm Bureau Scholarship
JOHN OFTEN Brown, Webster FFA Chap-
ter, and a graduate of the Webster High
School was the 1955 winner of the an-
nual Winn-Lovett Florida Farm Bureau
College Scholarship which is for $1,ooo
to attend college.
He has been an FFA member for 5
years serving as secretary for 2 years and
treasurer for 2 years of his local chapter.
He was president of his sophomore class,
student council, member of the 4-H Club
and is considered a good athlete and an
excellent leader in school, church, and
community activities. John's family has
been a member of the Sumter County
Farm Bureau since it was organized.
John stated, "I want to go to college
so that I can be a better citizen and there-
by build a stronger, more .progressive
community-socially. economically, and

John Lofton Brown, Jr., Webster, who
won the 1955 Winn-Lovett-Florida Farm
Bureau college scholarship for boys. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Brown,
members of Sumter County Farm Bureau.
(Courtesy Florida Agriculture)

* First week's outstanding campers: Shown with State Forester C. H. Coulter, who
presented the awards, are outstanding campers (left to right) Billy 7oe Bush, Camp-
bellton Chapter; Durwood Ray, Walton Chapter; Curtis Hall, Hardee Chapter, and
Duane Lanier, Malone Chapter. To each winner, a hunting knife with sheath, and
a hearty handshake from Mr. Coulter.

21st Annual Forestry Training

Camp Attended by 221 Florida FFA

Two HUNDRED and twenty-one Florida
Future farmers attended the state's twen-
ty-first annual forestry training camp at
O'Leno State Park in July.
During the first of two week-long ses-
sions, boys from South and West Florida
were on hand. After five days of fun and
forestry beside the Santa Fe River, these
four FFA members emerged as outstand-
ing campers: Billy Joe Bush, Campbell-
ton Chapter; Durwood Ray, Walton
Chapter; Curtis Hall, Hardee Chapter;
and Duane Lanier, Malone Chapter.
The FFA's own State President William
Aplin delivered the main address at the
banquet closing the first week's session,
and an inspiring talk it was, too, pre-
sented in a straightforward manner.
As usual there was a big place for
athletics in this year's forestry camp,
with perhaps most of the emphasis placed
on swimming and softball. The first
week's four teams (one from each "For-
est", a group of four cabins) were so
evenly matched that by Thursday night,
they were all tied up with two wins and
two losses each. But then playoffs nar-
rowed it down to the Oak and Cypress
Forest teams, and then the former took
the deciding game.
During the second week, the campers
came from Central and Northeast Flori-
da. The best of that bunch (that is, the
four outstanding campers selected on the
basis of scholastic standing and popular-
ity) are Johnny Brady, Havana Chapter
(incidentally, Havana produced two out-
standing campers in 1954); David Crapps
and Douglas Bryan, Suwannee (Live Oak)

Chapter's two delegates (David is a broth-
er of a 1954 outstanding camper, Claude
Crapps, IIl), and Tommy Bruton, Red-
dick Chapter,
George B. Williams, vice-president of
Turpentine and Rosin Factors. Jackson-
ville, high-lighted the second week's ban-
quet, speaking to the boys as a former
forestry camper (1935) himself.
Wood-using industries finance the
camp and it is operated by the Florida
Forest Service. The FFS's Information
and Education Chief, J. Edwin Moore,
is camp director. He, incidentally, was
the pleasantly-surprised recipient of an
Honorary Degree of State Farmer certif-
icate presented during the first week's

banquet by State President Bill Aplin.
Although the forestry camp is a true
"summer camp" complete with all the
fun that the term implies, it is also a
summer school. Campers spent five and
a half hours a day in classes, mostly in-
the-woods instruction. The curriculum
included tropical 'forestry, forests and
game, and fence post treating-all added
this year-and the old standbys of previ-
ous years-use of forestry tools, gum farm-
ing, tree identification, pine cone collec-
tion, farm forestry, forest fire prevention,
and forest insects and diseases.
Mr. Moore says, "What we tried to give
these boys was a practical knowledge of
sound forest management; they were by
no means foresters after their week here,
but they are equipped to do a realistic
job of conserving one of Florida's great
natural resources."
The professional foresters who taught
the boys, in addition to Florida Forest
Service personnel, were, first week, Pro-
fessor P. W. Frazer, University of Florida
School of Forestry, and Jim Spiers, South-
ern Pulpwood Conservation Association;
and second week, Professor Frazer and
Bob Harling, International Paper Com-
And these Vocational Agriculture
teachers contributed a week of their time
to help out with the camp: first week,
Richard L. Heath, Kathleen High School;
Wade B. Shivers, Moore Haven High
School; and William B. Oelslager, Frank-
lin Junior High School, and second week,
Davt Gay, Frink High School and Carr
Junior High School.

Alton Blair Wins Four-
Year Forestry Scholarship
ALTON BLAIR Of the Jennings Chapter
F.F.A. won the Gair Woodland's Corpor-
ation's $2.000ooo.oo 4-year Forestry Scholar-
ship for 1955 to the Forestry School at
the University of Florida.

This scene shows the Florida Forest Service's tropical forester, Elbert Schory, present-
ing his course in Forestry for South Florida. Schory says that tropical forestry could
place the production of forest products near the top of that section's economy.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

Alton was selected as outstanding from
among a total of eleven candidates from
the counties of Hamilton, Nassau, Baker,
Columbia, and Suwannee in which Gair
Woodlands operates.
The candidates were judged on leader-
ship ability, extracurricular activities in
the field of forestry, scholarship achieve-
ment records, and personality traits.
Alton has been very active in Future
Farmers work, having attended the State
Convention twice, receiving his State
Farmer's Degree and serving his local
chapter as Vice-President and President.

Valuable Good Will
Tour Made by Florida
Association Officers
A GOOD-WILL tour of several industries in
Jacksonville was arranged by the Florida
Chain Store Council and conducted by
their Managing Director, Mr. James E.
Gorman. The group was made up of Bill
Gunter of Suwannee Chapter at Live
Oak, who is National President: the 1955-
56 State Officers; William "Tucker" Ap-
lin, of Paxton, President; and Vice-Presi-
dents: Jerry E. Smith of Poplar Springs
Richard Kelly of Inverness, Terry Mar-
tin of Newberry, Bobby E. Tyre of
Blountstown, Danny Cowart of Bushnell,
Kenneth Cooley of Miami; Mr. H. E.
Wood, state adviser; the Executive Secre-
tary of the Florida Association, A. R.
Cox; and two Chapter Advisers who are
serving as members of the State Advisory
Committee-Nat Storms of Brandon and
Marion Bishop of Newberry.
These representatives of the Florida
Association, Future Farmers of America,
were the guests of the Florida Times-
Union for a dinner Sunday evening, at
the Roosevelt Hotel and the Greater
Jacksonville Fair Association for breakfast
on Monday morning, after which they in-
spected the Gator Bowl and place for an
FFA exhibit being planned for the Great-
er Jacksonville Fair to be held November
10-19. A special Rotary Club luncheon
was held that noon, during which Bill
Gunter was the main speaker with the
State Officers presenting the Honorary
State Farmer Degree to Mr. S. E. Lori-
mier, Secretary of the Greater Jackson-
ville Fair Association; and Miss Joan Van
Arsdall, 'State FFA Sweetheart, panto-
mined "I'm in Love With a Boy of the
FFA," with the assistance of the State
Officers. Twelve Honorary State
Farmers were also present for the lunch-
eon: Messrs. Orville Calhoun, Director
of Finance, Duval County, Jacksonville;
A. D. Davis, President, Winn-Lovett Gro-
cery Company, Jacksonville; T. A. Dele-
gal, Paxon Field School, Jacksonville;
Gorman; Thomas E. Hancock, Educa-
tional manager, Florida Ford Tractor
Company, Jacksonville; Grover Henley,

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955


From top to bottom photos show, Mr. J. G. Smith, FFA District Supervisor, making the
presentations to the second week's outstanding campers. They are, left to right,
johnny Brady, Havana Chapter; David Crapps, Suwannee Chapter; Tommy Bruton,
Reddick Chapter, and Douglas Bryan, also of Suwannee Chapter. Forestry Camp
Director J. Edwin Moore was the pleasantly-surprised recipient of an honorary degree
of State Farmer Certificate during banquet concluding first week-long session of camp.
State FFA President William Aplin (Paxton Chapter) does the honors, later delivered
the main banquet address.

Staff Photographer, Florida Times-Un-
ion, Jacksonville; E. T. Lay, Executive
Secretary, Florida Dairy Association,
Inc., Jacksonville; E. M. Niix, Agricul-
tural Agent, Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Company, Jacksonville; F. W. Risher,
Florida State Marketing Bureau, Jackson-
ville; G. H. W. Schmidt, Vice-President
and General Manager, Florida Ford
Tractor Company, Jacksonville; G. B.
Williams, Vice President, Turpentine
and Rosin Factors, Jacksonville; and
Honorable Emory L. Price of Jackson-
ville. Mr. Gorman was Master of Cere-
monies for the program.
After the luncheon the touring party
visited Mayor Hayden Burns' office and
he arranged for them to see the Jackson-

ville waterfront the next morning from
one of the City fire boats. They went
on to the Florida Ford Tractor Company
and were their guests at the Sea Turtle
Restaurant for dinner.
On Tuesday, the group were guests of
the Florida County Agents Association
for breakfast at the Roosevelt Hotel,
toured the International Harvester Com-
pany and were their guests for lunch at
the Lobster House. Then they inspected
the National Container Corporation's
plant, and were their guests for dinner.
The Standard Oil Company was their
host on Wednesday morning for break-
fast after which they visited the Com-
pany's facilities. As guests of the Greater
(Continued on page 15)

In picture at top Sarasota chapter members are shown preparing barbecue for the
Cattlemen's Tour. Reading from left to right, James A. Hightower; Leroy Putnal;
Carl Sircy; Alvin Wilhelm (Jim Edwards standing behind him), Murdock Hancock,
Fred Pauli and junior Godwin. Below is shown Mr. IV. J. Crowley with some of
the exotic tree species from South America.

Sarasota Chapter Wins First

Place in Annual Forestry Contest

THE SARASOTA Future Farmers of Ameri-
ca Chapter won the first place prize of
$125 in the annual Chapter Forestry Con-
test, sponsored by St. Regis Paper Com-
Second, third and fourth places were
won by Suwannee Chapter, Live Oak-
$25.00, Allentown-$15.oo, and Ft. Pierce
The awards were presented during the
Sarasota High School assembly September
28th by Justin R. Weddell, vice president
of St. Regis Paper Company.
This is the first time that the State
award has been won by a FFA Chapter in
South Florida-certainly an indication of
increased interest in forestry in the south-
ern part of our State.
Sarasota members worked hard, under

Chapter adviser W. J. Crowley, to win
the coveted first place this year.

Activities on the 340 acre chapter forest
has included such projects as planting
pines, thinning and treating fence posts,
fireline plowing, timber estimation, cut-
ting pulpwood, and loading it. These
14-18-year-old boys will realize a $6oo
profit for their chapter during 1955 from
pulpwood thinnings alone. Their plant-
ing activities have resulted in io,ooo
pine seedlings having been planted each
year since the project was started in 1947.
Actually, the chapter forest is two
pieces of land-widely separated. The
tract nearest Sarasota High School is too
acres in size and is partly managed as an
improved pasture and partly as a forest.
On this tract, members have elected to
develop a recreational area-a swimming
pond is already available and is being
improved. Outdoor hearths are planned
for this area along with trash recepticals.
The larger of the two tracts is the 240
acre area-donated on a long term lease
basis by the State of Florida. When taken
over, this area was mostly wire grass with
some pine reproduction. Under the man-
agement of the Sarasota Chapter, this
area has been completely planted in pine
except for a small area of large pines.
This area will be thinned next year in
order to affect a faster growing stand.
Lumber produced from this thinning will
be used in constructing a new barn for
the chapter livestock and farm ma-
Exotic tree species are also being ex-
perimented with on the chapter's land.
Plans for next year call for 800 Melaleu-
ca trees to be planted in hopes that this
fast growing tree can be grown on other-
wise unusable land.
Other farm projects carried on by the
Sarasota boys include beef raising, honey
production, and nursery production. The
Chapter is in charge of a complete nur-
sery-containing hundreds of exotic trees,
shrubs, and flowers.
The Florida Forest Service works close-
ly with the State Vocational Agriculture
Department in promoting the school for-
est program. At present, there are 56 of
these FFA forests in Florida-totaling
over 3,000 acres.

Picture at left chapter members are shown with fence post that have been treated and
also with a number of posts waiting to be treated. At right FFA members are shown
loading pulpwood.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

Quincy Member

Top Dairy

Farming Winner
GEORGE FORD, 19 year old member of the
Quincy, Florida, Future Farmers of Amer-
ica Chapter, was named winner of the
nation's top award for dairy farming by
a member of the FFA.
He received a $250 check from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
during a presentation ceremony at the
National Dairy Cattle Congress in Water-
Three other farm boys received FFA
Foundation checks of $200 each as
regional winners of Dairy Farming
awards. They are J. W. Foster, 17,
Route 2, Monett, Missouri; Sterling
Griffiths, 16, Beaver, Utah, and Eldred
Hitchcock, 17, Route 4, Montrose, Penn.
Each of the four winners previously
had received $oo00 awards in state compe-
tition, and they shared a $250 travel fund
to pay their travel expenses to Waterloo.
More than 5,000 Future Farmers re-
ceived medals during 1955 as dairy farm-
ing award winners in their local chapters,
and the Foundation gave 46 of the $00o
state awards. The four honored at
Waterloo were judged most outstanding
of the entire group.
The national winner, George Ford, was
graduated from the Quincy High School
in Florida last spring. Through farming
programs carried on as a part of his
course in vocational agriculture, he de-
veloped a dairy herd of 32 cows and 19
young stock of his own, and farmed 11o
acres of rented land where he raised
pasture and hay groups, and corn for
silage and grain.
His senior year program also included
5 acres of truck crops, 175 chickens, and
8 hogs. He owned about $1,9oo worth
of dairy equipment, and a tractor with
implements valued at $1,750.
Following his graduation last May he
entered into a full 50 percent partnership
on the 260 acre home farm with his
father, W. L. Ford. Dairying is the
principal enterprise on the farm, and
they rent an additional 200 acres to grow
feed crops for the cattle. They have
about 1oo cows producing milk at the
present time, out of a total herd of 200
Modern equipment is used for pro-
ducing Grade A milk. George initiated
the use of milking machines and milk
coolers on the farm. He started the use
of artificial insemination and proven sires
to build up the quality of the Jersey herd,
and he has been responsible for much of
the work of developing a year-round
grazing program through planting im-
(Continued on page 18)

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

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

now well known X-Cel brand. Grow-
ing rapidly with Florida the next 10
years the company found it necessary
by 1950 to build a modern "push but-
ton" feed mill to meet the ever-increas-
ing demand for its products.
During the same period the com-
pany organized a retail subsidiary known
as X-Cel Stores, Inc. and opened
branches in Tampa, Plant City, Winter
Haven and Orlando. The company also
began distributing fertilizer, seeds and
agricultural insecticides.
In 1952 the company extended its
activities to manufacturing agricultural
insecticides and fungicides in its own
plant so that it could better serve
growing Florida agricultural interests.
Today the Jackson Grain Company
has a well rounded organization staffed
with men competent to serve in the
various fields in which it operates. It
has its own chemical laboratory and a
poultry research farm where its prod-
ucts are checked scientifically.
After 46 years of service to the state,
changing its operation to meet chang-
ing conditions, the Jackson Grain Com-
pany is today a Florida-owned and
operated organization looking forward
each day for better ways to serve the
agricultural community of Florida.




Leon Federal Savings

& Loan Association
Each Account Insured to $10,000
Monroe at Park Avenue Tallahassee, Florida


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Photo at left shows Eli Read feeding some of his Duroc sows which he crosses with sires of the Berkshire breed to produce
extra fine feeder pigs. At right photo shows some of Eli Read's grade cattle with Hereford characteristics.

Gilchrist County Farmer Gives

FFA Credit For Inspiration

ELI READ is successfully operating a live-
stock farm near Trenton and the high
price of labor is not a problem on his
farm since he and his wife do all the work
in connection with the farm operations
except occasional help at harvest time.
He started his farming operations in
1939 upon graduation from high school,
and in 1940, purchased 160 acres of land
with the idea of developing a livestock
farming program. Since that time, he has
acquired 440 additional acres giving him
a farm of 6oo acres. He used modern
equipment and does practically all the
work of planting, cultivating, managing
his livestock, etc.
Eli was born in Levy County, April 26,
1919, and moved to Gilchrist County with
his parents, Mr. W. L. Read and his
mother, Mrs. Nora Clyatt Read, when
he was about two years old. They settled
in the Judson Community, about four
miles southeast of Trenton where Eli
grew up on the farm. He attended Tren-
ton High School where he was a member
of the local FFA chapter.
Eli was elected vice-president of the
State Association, FFA in 1937, and went
to Kansas City to attend the National
Convention the fall of 1937, and again
in 1938, where he received his American
Farmer Degree.
While a member of the Trenton chap-
ter, he served on chapter livestock judg-
ing teams in the state contest and was
active in all FFA activities in his chapter
throughout the four years while he was
enrolled in vocational agriculture.
In June, 1940, he married Miss Dollie
Stone of Morriston, and moved his bride
to his newly acquired farm where they
have lived since that time.
Upon graduating from high school in
1938, he attended the University of Flori-
da during the summer, but did not matri-

culate for the fall term. He served two
years in the armed forces and upon re-
turning from service, taught veterans on-
farm-training classes in Gilchrist County
from 1946 to 1950, reentering the Uni-
versity in 1949 and graduating with a
B. S. degree from the University of Flori-
da in 1953. Continuing his education,
he received his Masters degree in agri-
culture in 1955. While completing his
education he managed to continue caring
for his farm with the assistance of his
wife, and at the present time, he has a
fine herd of grade beef cattle and also
a good herd of hogs. In 1953-54 he taught
science and biology in the Bell High
School, but since that time, he has devot-
ing his full time to his farming opera-
In addition to his livestock, he grew
on his 600 acre farm this year, 240 acres
of corn, 130 acres of improved pasture
grass, 15 acres of watermelons, 30 acres
of Hegari, 12 acres of peanuts, and 5
acres of Hairy Indigo and Alyce Clover
for hay.
Eli started his beef cattle herd with
three head of grade dairy cows and
through the use of pure bred beef sires,
he has built a herd of grade cattle, the
majority of which have the characteristics
of the Hereford Breed. For a quick cash
crop, he has used swine in his program
and has a good herd of hogs using pure
bred sires of the Berkshire breed
crossed with the Duroc sows which pro-
duces fine feeder pigs. He averages a
little better than two litters of pigs per
sow annually, and has hogs for the mar-
ket at all seasons of the year, with the
majority of the salable animals coming
in early fall since, at this time, he has
the greatest amount of feed available.
He practices creep feeding of the pigs
until weaned, allowing the pigs and the

sow to graze oats or some other graze-crop
while the pigs are being nursed. He has
a feeding program which includes corn
and protein supplement of animal origin,
and necessary minerals.
Eli says that the Future Farmer organi-
zation inspired him to become an active
farmer. He stated that while in high
school, he felt that he would like to en-
ter some other field of work rather than
farming, but after being elected a State
Officer and visiting the National Con-
vention, he realized the opportunities
in farming as a vocation that he had not
visualized previous to this time, and then
decided that he would make farming his
life vocation.
Young Mr. Read is, in the near future,
planning to build a new farm home.

FFA Urges Activities
During Farm-City Week
As ONE of the 300 organizations cooperat-
ing in the first Farm City Week (October
23-29), the Future Farmers of America
is urging each of its approximately 9000
chapters to initiate Farm-City Week activ-
ities in their communities and cooperate
with local Kiwanis clubs and other organ-
izations which are sponsoring Farm-City
Week projects. Says Bill Gunter, of Live
Oak, Florida, National President of the
Future Farmers of America: "The idea
of Farm-City Week-building better re-
lations and increased understanding be-
tween rural and urban life-is something
that we Future Farmers are very much
interested in."

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

Partin Wins

FFA Rodeo's

Top Honors

DOUG PARTIN Of St. Cloud, took charge of
JOURNAL'S rotating trophy as the overall
champion cowboy of the third annual
rodeo for Future Farmers held at Kis-
simmee, August 12-14.
Right behind the 1955 F.F.A. "Cham-
pionship Cowboy" came Bud Clemons
of Kissimmee, last year's runner-up, and
a repeater at that spot again this year.
Young Partin came off with somewhere
in the neighborhood of $80 in prize
money to establish his right to the title.
Clemons also took a healthy cut of the
cash awards as he posted his second
straight second place standing.
In all, something like 40 youthful cow-
pokes representing some 17 communities
around the state, supplied the action in
the three performance event. They did
battle for more than $450 in prize money
spread out over the various events.
Others who scored high in the overall
competition, and thereby claimed their
share of the prizes, were: R. L. Hall, Jr.,
of Bushnell; Ernie Wynn of Sarasota;
Clay Whaley, Jr., St. Cloud; and Dallas
Townsend, Felda.
Winners, listed in order by events,
were as follows:
Bareback Bronc Riding-Wynn, Partin
(tied), Hall;
Bull Riding-Partin, Whaley, Wynn;
Saddle Bronc Riding-Hall, Grady
Parish of Groveland, Bill Waldron,
Steer Wrestling-First go-round: Hall,
Townsend, Waldron; Second go-round:
Clemons, Townsend, Larry Cowart, Cen-
ter Hill; Average: Townsend, Clemons,
Calf Roping-First go-round: Clemons,
Cecil Whaley, St. Cloud, Perry Smith,
Hastings; Second go-round: Clemons, J.
W. Matthews, Kathleen, Smith; Average:
Clemons, Smith, Gene Teany, Lakeland;
Steer Decorating-First go-round: Clem-
ons and Smith, Cowart and Hall, Lucas
and Bronson; Second go-round: Lucas
and Bronson, Clemons and Smith, Spiess
and Partin; Average: Clemons and Smith,
Lucas and Bronson, Cowart and Hall;
Relay Race-Team of Partin, Godwin,
Whaley and Spiess; Team of R. Smith, P.
Smith, Wynn, James; and Team of
Sutton, Partin, Mays and Lucas;
Girls' Relay Race-St. Cloud girls de-
feated Kissimmee girls two out of three

Plans are already under way for next
year's FFA rodeo.

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A & P Tea Company they inspected the
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lunched at Abood's Steer Room, and then
toured the A & P Produce Warehouse
and were their guests at dinner in the
George Washington Hotel. This brought.
to a close a very educational tour in
Jacksonville for the State Officers.
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McMullen, Agricultural Agent of St.
Johns County, had arranged for them
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Hotel that afternoon and were the guests
of the Princess Issena Hotel and the
Convention Bureau of Daytona Beach for
dinner on Friday night.
On Saturday, the entire party went
to Orlando, where they appeared on the
first of a series of vocational agriculture
programs over Station WDBO-TV. Sun-
day morning, they attended church and
were the guests of Ralph's Diner for
At the close of their stay in Daytona
Beach, the group visited the Sea Zoo and
the Museum of Speed.
Monday, the touring Future Farmers
presented a special Rotary Club Program
with William as the Main speaker and
the other State Officers assisting in pre-
senting the Honorary State Farmer De-
gree to Henry C. Coleman, a former voca-
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FFA Calendar of Events
(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or classroom.)

Event and Type* Place and Date
National Dairy Congress (N)................ Waterloo, Ia. ....2-4
Harvest Fair Assn., Inc. (C) .................Crestview ....... 3-8
Holmes County Livestock Show (C)..........Bonifay ...........8
Fire Prevention Week (N) ................... Local Chapter ..9-15
National FFA Convention (N)............... C., Mo...10-13
American Royal Livestock Show (N) ..........K. C., Mo...... 11-14
Gadsden County Tobacco Festival & Fair (C)..Quincy ........ 13-15
Junior Livestock & Poultry Show (A) .........Ocala ......... 17-18
Jackson County Fair (C).................... Marianna ......17-22
Bay County Fair (C) ........ ............ Panama City .17-22
Suwannee Valley Hog Show (C)............. Live Oak ......17-22
Pensacola Interstate Fair (C)............... Pensacola ...... 17-23
Suwannee River Youth Fair (0)............. Fannin Springs 18-19
Northeast Florida Fair (S)..................Callahan ...... 19-22
Bradford County Fair (C) ....................Starke .........24-29
North Florida Fair (S) .......................Tallahassee ... .25-29
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S)...... Dist. Sup. ........31
Deadline-Membership Dues (S) .............. Tallahassee .......31
Sumter Breeder Show & County Fair (S)......Webster ... 31-Nov. 5
Union County Youth Fair (C)................ Lake Butler
Deadline-Improving Agriculture & Leadership
Applications (S) ......................... State Adviser ...... 1
West Florida Dairy Show (S).................Chipley ..........5
Citrus County Fair (C) .............. ...... Inverness ...... 7-11
Putnam County Fair & Youth Show (C).......Palatka ........7-12
Hardee County Cucumber Exposition (C) ..... Wauchula ......8-15
Tri-County Fat Stock Show (A)..............Wauchula .....9-10
Hernando County Fair (C) ................... Brooksville .9-12
Walton County Fair (C).....................DeFuniak Spgs 10-12
Greater Jacksonville Ind. & Ag. Fair (A)......Jackson ......10-19
Safe Driving Campaign (N).................. L. Chapter 20-Dec. 1
U. of Florida Nutrition Conference (S)........ Gainesville
Safe Driving Day (N). ................ ..... Local Chapter ..... 1
Hillsborough County Junior Ag. Fair (C)..... Plant City .....1-3
Polk County Youth Show (C) ............... Bartow .........1-3
N. J. V. G. A. Convention (N) ............... New Orleans, La.
Santa Fe Hereford Sale (0) ................. Alachua ..........6
Melton Hereford Ranch Sale (0)............. Gainesville ......7
DeSoto County Fair (C) .................. ...Arcadia ........9-14
Charlotte County Fair (C)................... Punta Gorda .16-21
West Florida Fat Cattle Show & Sale (S) ......Quincy ........ 17-19
Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Assn. (0)...Fannin Springs 18-20
Indian River Area Youth Show (A) ...........Fort Pierce .....20
Palm Beach County Exposition (C)...........W. Palm Beach 20-29
Manatee County Fair (C) ................... Palmetto ......23-28
Sarasota County Ag. Fair (C)................Sarasota .......23-28
Sugarland Exposition (0) .................. Clewiston ......24-28
Southeast Fla. & Dade County Youth Show (C) Miami ........25-29
West Coast Dairy Show (A).................Tampa ..........28
Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S).... Tampa .... 28-Feb. 1
State Fair Barrowing Judging (S)............Tampa ........... 30
Southwest Florida Fair (A).................Ft. Myers ..30-Feb. 4
Brangus Show & Sale (0) .................... Plant City
Martin County Fair (C) ..................... Stuart
Far Reach Shorthorn Sale (0) ............... Mt. Dora
Florida Citrus Exposition (S) ................ Winter Haven

Event and Type* Place and Date
State Fair Barrow Carcass Judging (S) ........ Tampa ............2
Fla. State Fair (Fat Stock Show & Sale) (S). Tampa ..........2-4
FFA Day, Florida State Fair (S) ..............Tampa ...........4
Fla. State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S)........Tampa .........5-11
Highlands County Fair (C) .................. Sebring ........ 12-25
Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show (S)......... Kissimmee ....15-18
Central Florida Fair (A)................... Orlando .......20-25
Florida Gladioli Festival & Fair (S)......... Delray Beach ..20-25
Florida Strawberry Festival (S)................ Plant City .... 20-25
FFA Week (N) ............................ Local Chapter .20-25
Madison County Livestock Show (C) .......... Madison .......27-28
Pinellas County Fair (C).................... Largo ....28-Mar. 3
Hardee County Strawberry Festival (C)........ Bowling Green
Eastern Imperial Brahman Show & Sale (0)..Bartow
MARCH, 1956
Deadline-American Farmer Degree Appl. (S) Dist. Sup. ........1
Deadline-Farm Mechanics Applications (S) .. Dist. Sup. ........ I
Deadline-Chap. Leadership A. on Coop. (S)..Dist. Sup. ........1
Volusia County Fair (C) .................. ...DeLand ........5-10
Southeastern Fat Stock Show & Sale (0)......Ocala ..........6-10
Pasco County Fair (C)......................Dade City ......7-10
Lake County Fair & Flower Show (C)........ Eustis ........ 12-17
Deadline-Farm Elec. Award Application (S)..Dist. Sup. ........15
Deadline-Soil & Water Managem't A. App. (S)Dist. Sup. ........15
Levy County Fair (C) ....................... W illiston ...... 20 25
FFA & Vets Egg Show (S) .................... Gainesville
APRIL, 1956
Deadline-State Farmer Application (S) ......Dist. Sup. ..........
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award Appl. (S) Dist. Sup. ......... 1
Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S) .... Dist. Sup. ......... 1
Herdsmen's Short Course (0)................ Gainesville ....12-14
Deadline-Nat. Band & Chorus Appl. (N) .... State Adviser .....15
Copies, Public Speaking (S-D) ................Chairman ........15
Florida Tomato Festival (S) ................. Ruskin ....... 26-28
Sub-District contests (S-D) ................... Chairman ........27
MAY, 1956
Deadline-Farm Safety Award (S)........... Dist. Sup. .........
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest entries (S) ..... Dist. Sup. ......... 1
Deadline-Chapter Accomplishment Report (C) Dist. Sup. .........1
Copies, Public Speaking (D) .................Chairman .........
District Contests (D ) ........................ 11
Copies, Public Speaking (S) ................. Chairman ........15
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S).......... Dist. Sup. ........15
Florida Conncil of Farmer Coops .............. Miami Beach 21-22
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C)..Dist. Sup. ........31
JUNE, 1956
Deadline-Entries Improved Breeders Cont. (S) Dist. Sup. ........1
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) ................State Convention .11
Special-Delegates Dinner (S) ................State Convention ..11
State FFA Convention (S) .................. Daytona Beach 11-15
Annual Fish Fry (S) .................... .. .Daytona Beach ...13
Bandshell Program (S)......................Daytona Beach ...13
Entries Chapter Forestry Contest (S) ..........Dist. Sup. ........30
JULY, 1956
Voc. Ag. Teachers Conference (S) ........... .Daytona Beach ..9-13
State Forestry Camp, Dist. I, V, and VI (S)... Camp O'leno ....
State Forestry Camp, Dist. II, III, and IV (S) .Camp O'Leno ....
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On their way home, they visited Camp
McQuarrie for the opening of the 1955
Poultry Institute. As one of the Officers
said, "This brought to a close the first
good-will tour for Officers of the Florida
Association, which proved to be a very
valuable experience both educationally
and as an inspiration to them for the

American Farmers
(Continued from page 5)
acres of soybeans His present program
consists of 35 acres of wheat, 50 acres of
oats, 150 acres of soybeans, 80 acres of
of corn, 50 head of cows for meat, and o1
head of hogs for meat.
He served as reporter and sentinel
of his local chapter, as a member of the
Parliamentary Procedure team, softball,
livestock, hay grain, and forage judging

teams, as a member of numerous com-
mittees, and as his chapter's delegate to
the National Convention.
In Chapter cooperation, he participated
in County Educational Tours, was a
member of the chapter buying and selling
co-op, and served as chairman and a
member of the Exhibit Committees at
the Escambia County Fair.
.His activities outside the FFA included
reporter, vice-president and president of
the 4-H Club, member of the Teenage
Club, member of the football team, vice-
president of the Beta Club, President
of the Junior Farm Bureau, and in 1954
he was chosen Farm Boy of the Year in
Escambia County.
He attended Pensacola Junior College
which was close enough to his home so
he could carry out his program in part-
nership with his father. He is now en-
rolled in the A.P.I. at Auburn, Ala.,
majoring in Agricultural Education.

Thomas Hurst
Suwannee Chapter

ONE OF the subjects chosen when he en-
tered Suwannee High School in Septem-
ber of 1950 was Vocational Agriculture.
When the time came to select enter-
prises, he selected meat hogs, corn, tur-
keys and peanuts. He had some hogs and
turkeys as his parents had given him a
start while still in the elementary grades.
His father had agreed to let Thomas use
o1 acres of land without cost. He also
furnished equipment free. In return for
this help Thomas agreed to help him
when needed. To make extra money for
his future project program Thomas
worked for his neighbors gathering to-
He increased his project in 1951-52
by adding five acres of watermelons and
purchasing 5 beef heifers from his
brother. What money he had was used

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

to purchase these heifers. The chapter
adviser gave him enough Argentina bahia
grass to sprig out one acre. This was
planted to start a seed patch for later
use when he needed more permanent
pasture. He also bought a registered
duroc gilt to start an improvement pro-
gram in his hogs.
For his last year in high school, and
making plans to marry, he added 1.6
acres of tobacco as a cash crop, and in-
crease his corn acreage. His older
brother joined the Marines and sold his
beef cows at a reasonable price. His father
had decided to add a small dairy to their
farm so Thomas arranged for the financ-
ing of to dairy cows, with the understand-
ing that he would operate the dairy after
he graduated.
In 1954, after he graduated from high
school he and his father entered a part-
nership. They combined all livestock and
are sharing equally from their income.
He sold most of the beef cattle and in-
vested in more dairy stock. They also
purchased 300 head of White Leghorn
pullets for egg production.
Thomas' leadership activities in the
F.F.A. included serving as reporter and
vice-president of his local chapter. He
attended district and state meetings
where he participated in and observed
F.F.A. activities. He was a member for
two years of the parliamentary procedure
team, and was active in sports such as
softball and horse shoes. Other activities
included membership and chairmanship
of community service and cooperative
activities carried on by the Suwannee
He participated in school athletics;
community sponsored recreational activi-
ties; his Church and the County Farm
Farming is Thomas' life ambition.
He especially wants to operate a dairy
and poultry farm and is off to a good
start in both.

Dewayne Lyons
Suwannee Chapter
DEWAYNE ENTERED Suwannee High School
in September of 1950, and enrolled in
Vocational Agriculture and F.F.A. He
selected agriculture as one of his fresh-
man subjects and was initiated into the
chapter early in September as a Green
His first year project program included:
meat hogs, field corn, peanuts for hog
feed and two milk cows, which gave
him a labor income of $879.64.
For his sophomore year he added to-
bacco as an additional cash crop. He
also planted seven acres of argentina
bahia pasture for a seed production en-
terprise since seed was selling at a high
price. The chapter had a small patch of

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

this grass and they allowed him to dig
enough sprigs to plant his acreage. In
addition to these he again had cows,
corn and meat hogs. These enterprises
produced a labor income of $411.89. His
third year program was much the same
except he planted to acres of feed pea-
nuts which he had previously carried in
his first year program. From the six enter-
prises carried he made a labor income
of S611.20. For his fourth year program
he carried as productive enterprises 0o
acres of corn, 20 acres of sweet lupine,
7 beef co*s, 8 meat hogs and 20 acres
of oats for seed.
This is his first year out of school. For
his first crop as a full-time farmer he is
in partnership with his brother in 165
acres of corn and 3.4 acres of tobacco.
He rented a 165 acre farm and equip-
ment which he planted in corn.
His leadership activities were varied.
The presidency of his chapter was the
highlight. Other leadership activities in-
cluded trips to the State Fair and State
FFA Convention; parliamentary proced-
ure, chapter executive committee, chapter
farm safety committee and others. His
cooperative activities included the county
fair, Suwannee Valley Hog Show, Civic
club activities, buying and selling cooper-
atively and others. Last year as a cooper-
ative activity, he planted oats and lupine
for the chapter with his father's equip-
ment. This year he is taking part in the
county rat eradication program and the
corn contest being sponsored by the

Eugene Mixon
Bradenton Chapter
EUGENE MIXON has made an outstanding
record as a member of the Future Farm-
ers of America. His interest in agriculture
as a vocation has been evident since his
first contacts with the FFA, and his de-
votion and loyalty to the Future Farmer
organization is the best. His supervised
farming program his first year in voca-
tional agriculture consisted of 4 acres
of bearing citrus trees and a citrus nur-
sery of 687 trees. That program has stead-
ily increased and now consists of 44 acres
of bearing citrus trees, 20 acres of non-
bearing trees, a nursery of 225 trees, 2
head of cows for milk and 6 head for
meat. He is very active in the manage-
ment, production and marketing activi-
ties connected with the citrus aind cattle
on his home farm. The Mixon family
has a citrus fruit gift box business owned
jointly by Mr. William P. Mixon and
two sons, William P. Jr. and Eugene.
Standard approved practices are used in
their citrus program. The equipment
is modern and well kept. The fruit clean-
ing and packing facilities are orderly
and efficient.

Eugene's FFA activities are numerous
and include serving as president for 2
years, vice-president and secretary of his
local chapter, a member of the parlia-
mentary procedure, livestock judging and
softball teams, quartet, chairman and
member of many committees within the
local chapter, president of the Florida
Association, and delegate and chairman
of the Program of Work Committee at
the 19q4 National Convention.
Leadership activities outside the FFA
include serving as: class officer, treasurer
and president of the Methodist Youth
Fellowship, president of his Sunday
School Class, Student Council, Junior
Rotarian, member of his church choir,
Florida Citrus Mutual, Associate Inter-
Fraternity Council at the University of
Florida, and the Alpha Gamma Rho
Fraternity. He was selected as the out-
standing High School Senior Boy at
Manatee County High School in 1953-54.
Eugene is now attending the University
of Florida, majoring in citrus production.
He goes home frequently during the
school year on weekends and holidays so
he can keep up his farming program.
After graduation, he expects to continue
as a partner in their citrus operations.

William Timmons
Quincy Chapter
WILLIAM TIMMONs, began his program in
vocational agriculture and the Future
Farmers of America in 1948. He operates
in partnership with his brother 372 acres
of land which they cultivate, use for
pasture and woodland. The main pro-
ductive projects in William's supervised
farming program are: Poultry for meat
and eggs; cattle-both beef and breeding:
corn; and purebred hogs for meat and
breeding. Since first enrolling in voca-
tional agriculture, William has earned
a labor income of $8,794.62.
William has carried on an outstanding
farming program but he also excelled in
the leadership activities of the Quincy
Chapter. Some of his leadership activities
were serving as Secretary and president
of the local Chapter and vice-president
of the State Association. He participated
in many of the FFA contests and won
many honors in them. Among them are:
Star Farmer of Florida, State winner in
Public Speaking, Member of the State
Champion Parliamentary procedure team
and String Band, member of the Chapter
quartet and softball team that placed
second in the state; delegate to the State
and National Conventions for three
years; sang in the National Chorus, was
a member of the livestock judging teams,
chairman of several committees, and
many others.
William was very active in school and
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ber of the high school band for two
years, president and secretary of his Sun-
day School class, announcer for the local
radio station; Junior Exchangite; Presi-
dent of the National Honor Society;
Glee Club, and Senior Class, and was a
member of the basketball team. For
several years, he has been a member of
the DeMolay.
He is now a student at the University
of Florida, and a member of the Na-
tional Guard and church.

Dairy Wnner

(Continued from page 13)
proved grasses, legumes, and small grains.
Use of silage for economical feeding was
another practice that George introduced

to his home farm.
The youth had the backing of Mr.
Ford to get a running start in farming.
His father, who also had been a member
of the FFA during his high school days,
gave George a heifer calf when the boy
was in the fourth grade. George has
plowed all his profits, natural increase,
and borrowed capital, plus a lot of hard
work, into the expansion of his program.
His achievements have won wide recog-
nition. In 1954 he was named Florida's
Star State Farmer, (best in farming and
leadership); his room is filled with rib-
bons and trophies won exhibiting his
cattle at fairs and shows. George was
elected vice president of the Quincy FFA
chapter for two successive years and has
been a member of the school's livestock
judging team for the past four years.

THE VOCATIONAL agriculture programs on WDBO-TV in Orlando are receiv-
ing praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and girls and teachers and
their coordinator J. B. Johnson.
Programs for the next three months are as follow:
Date Subject School Teacher
Oct. 1 Culling Hens ....................Groveland .... Campbell
Oct. 8 Budding Citrus Stock ............. Ocoee ........ Badger
Oct. 15 Outdoor Cooking ................ Inverness ..... Hewitt
Oct. 22 Hunting & Fishing Safety .......Bartow .......Jackson
Oct. 29 The National F.F.A. Convention. .Eustis ........ Freely
Nov. 5 Testing for T.B. & Bangs......... Edgewater ....O'Neal
Nov. 12 Skit on Parliamentary Procedure.. Umatilla ..... Milligan
Nov. 19 Thanksgiving Program ............ Winter Haven. Harrell
Nov. 26 Rat Control ................... St. Cloud ..... Stalvey
Dec. 3 Shop (welding) ................... Reddick ...... Rehwinkel
Dec. 10 Soil Testing .................... Auburndale ... Gunson
Dec. 17 Planting Pines ................... Leesburg ..... Avery
Dec. 24 Christmas Program .............. Boone ........ Wilson
Dec. 31 Selecting Beef Cattle ............. Wildwood .... Tomberlin
Jan. 7 Home Beautification ..............Ocala ........Roche

THE VOCATIONAL agriculture teachers in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida
attended a TV clinic in Tampa, the last of August, conducted by H. E.
Moreland of the Library School at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
They accepted the offer of WFLA-TV in Tampa to present a 15 minute
show on vocational agriculture each Thursday, starting October 13. The time
of the programs will be 12:30 p.m. D. A. Storms and J. K. Privett were
elected by the teachers as Chairman and Vice-chairman respectively. The
first three months programs will be as follow:
Date Teacher School Subject
Oct. 13 Nat Storms ....... Brandon ....... Introducing Vo-Ag
Oct. 27 R. V. Hill ........ Hillsborough ... National FFA Convention
Nov. 10 J. C. Lane ........ Brooksville ..... Culling Hens
Nov. 24 John St. Martin .... Turkey Creek .. Thanksgiving Program
Dec. 8 C. M. Lawrence ... Lakeland ...... Pruning Citrus
R. F. Lee ......... Bradenton ..... Outdoor Cooking
Dec. 22 D. M. Nifong ..... Plant City ..... Christmas Program
Dec. 29 W. S. Fletcher .... Arcadia ........ Selecting Livestock
Jan. 5 Jack Haltiwanger .. Pinecrest ...... Soil Testing

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955

3u lrPmnriam
Mrs. Mary Barrineau, mother of
Mr. T. L. Barrineau, Area I Super-
visor of Agricultural Education in
Florida, passed away in Pensacola
on July 21. Deepest sympathy and
regrets are expressed by the mem-
bers of the Florida Association,
A well-known friend and Hon-
orary member of the Future Farm-
ers in Florida passed away July 20.
He was Mr. T. J. Brooks, Assistant
Commissioner of the State Depart-
ment of Agriculture for many years.
His contributions to agriculture, in-
terest, cooperation and support will
long be remembered.
It was with regret we learned of
the passing of Mrs. Janice C.
Northrop, on July 13, after a linger-
ing illness. She endeared herself
to all who knew her and was in-
deed a true friend of the Future
Farmers in Florida. She composed
the official song "Florida, F.F.A."
for them and made a recording of
it, with the lyrics being sung by
Mr. J. Edward Langley, Director of
Glee Clubs, Mainland High Schools,
Daytona Beach.
Mrs. Northrop was well known
by the members, advisers, and staff,
and was always on hand for the
State FFA Conventions to play the
piano, as she could so well do,
since she was their official State
F.F.A. pianist. We shall always
cherish her memories in our hearts.

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The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1955




Mr. Francis Cooper, Editor
Agricultural uews Service
Floriia Expertient Station
Gaineaville, Florida

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(Manganous Oxide)
For use in mixed fertilizer, soil ap-
plication, or for direct spraying or

* NU-M
(Nutritional Manganese)
For Manganese deficiencies .
Used as a nutritional material in
spray or dust form.

(Nutritional Iron)
Especially effective for correction
of chlorosis resulting from deficien-
cies by spray or dust application to
the plant.
A chemically stable copper fungi-
cide containing not less than 53%
metallic copper. For spraying or
dusting truck and citrus crops. Con-
trols persistent fungus diseases.

(Nutritional Copper-Zinc)
Contains 48% Copper and 4%
Zinc. For correcting Copper and
Zinc deficiencies and stimulating
plant growth.

* NU-Z
(Nutritional Zinc)
For zinc deficiencies. Use as a spray
or dust. Contains 53% metallic

The essential mineral elements.
Es-Min-El contains Manganese,
Copper, Iron, Zinc, Boron and
Magnesium all essential to
healthy, productive soil. Fruits and
vegetables rich in vitamins cannot
grow in soil poor in minerals. For
soil application.




Mineral deficiencies prevent optimum yield
of vitamin-rich crops. Correct these deficien-
cies through the use of one of TC's nutritional
products for a higher crop yield and higher
per acre income.

Tennessee's Nu-Z, Nu-Iron, Nu-M,
and Tri-Basic Copper Sulfate are
especially suited for use in pre-
paring nutritional sprays and dust

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