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Title: The Florida future farmer
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28th National Convention

FFA Cattle Show at Tampa

Highlights of
Shows and Faii-




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Photo at top was taken at the annual reception for the donors to the Future Farmers
of America Foundation, and shows National FFA President Bill Gunter greeting
Senator Harry Darby of Kansas City, with Jay Wright, National Vice-President. Photo
below shows, Honorable Ezra Benson, Secretary of Agriculture, speaking during one
of the donors breakfasts. Seated are Bill Gunter, Live Oak, Florida, National FFA
President, and Tom Glaze, Agricultural Research Department, Swift & Company.

Dan Dunham, Lakeview, Oregon, National President for 1955-56, receiving the gavel
from Bill Gunter, Live Oak, Florida, outgoing president for 1954-55.

Trenton FFA

Held Their First

Fat Steer Show

THE TRENTON FFA Chapter held their
first Fat Steer Show at the Court House
in Trenton on January 7. It is believed
to be the first of its kind in the State,
in that these steers are the supervised
farming projects of the individual mem-
bers of the Chapter.
About 25 steers-groomed and shown
by the members-were fattened on home
grown feeds.
Alto A. Straughn, former member of
the Paxton Chapter, now an outstanding
member of the Florida Livestock Judg-
ing Team at the University of Florida
for the past two years, assisted by other
members of the team, judged the show.
Highlights of the program included
music by the Chapter String Band, a
grooming demonstration by Billy Colson,
and talks by: A. E. Melton, former Presi-
dent of the Hereford Breeders Associa-
tion in Florida; W. T. Loften, Associate
Professor, Agricultural Education at the
University of Florida; and June R. Gunn,
Secretary of the Florida Cattlemen's
The entries and their sponsors were:
J. T. Stover and Horace Quincey, by
their parents; Thomas Corbin, by Tren-
ton Grocery; Wendell Roberts, by Lee
Roberts Motors; Aubrey Deen, by Farm-
ers Mutual Exchange of Trenton; Billy
Miller by Farmers and Merchants Bank;
Kenneth Twombley and David Bryant, by
the Trenton Chapter; William Roberts,
Floyd Rogers, and Donnie Cloud, by
their parents; and Ray Parrish, by the
Fair Store.
The Trenton Chapter sponsored the
show under the guidance of their Chap-
ter Adviser; H. E. Brown with Walter W.
Massey and James W. Spieth, teacher
trainees in vocational agriculture from
the University of Florida as co-chairmen;
the adult advisory committee composed
of Stacey Quincey, Billy Colson, and W.
C. Rogers. Other committee members re-
sponsible for planning and conducting
the show were: Wendell Roberts, Butler
Read, Eben Grant, Donnie Cloud, Billy
Colson, Kenneth Twombley, and David
From the splendid cooperation and
support that the Trenton Chapter receiv-
ed, and the enthusiasm shown by the
members, the show will probably be an
annual event in the future.

LIBERTY IS no heirloom. It requires the
daily bread of self denial, the salt of law
and, above all, the backbone of acknowl-
edging responsibility for our deeds.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956

By Way of Editorial Comment:

"Leaders of Tomorrow"
General Manager, Superior Fertilizer dr Chemical Company,
P. O. Box 1021, Tampa 1, Florida

FARMING IS the biggest producer of wealth in the United States. Last year farming
produced almost thirty-five billion dollars worth of wealth. This is more than the
entire automobile and steel industry combined had produced.
In Florida, agriculture produced more
than one-half billion dollars in direct
income for Florida farmers and their
workers during the 1951-53 period, rank-
ing agriculture with tourist as the largest
source of direct income for Florida.
Agriculture in Florida affects more
people on more acres in more counties
than anything else. It makes wealth,
cargoes, payrolls, and values. Agriculture
is directly responsible for much of what
is referred to as industry, such as process-
ing plants, by-product plants, and mines.
Florida has made phenomenal gains in
agricultural production in recent years. It
has earned and maintained an outstand-
ing competitive position in processed and
fresh citrus fruits, tropical fruits, fresh
vegetables, melons, beef cattle, sugar cane,
cut flowers, tobacco, swine and ornamen-
tals. It is fast gaining recognition as a
producer of poultry, dairy and other
farm products that have been imported '
from other states because they "couldn't .
be grown" in Florida in past years.
Through the extensive research work W. R. HANCOCK
which is being conducted through our
agricultural experiment stations these methods, use good farming practices, and
crops are now on a par with other states keep accurate records which is the train-
as to production, quality and marketing. ing our farm youth gets in vocational
Florida is increasing in importance in agriculture.
agriculture for several reasons despite the The Florida Future Farmer Chapters
disadvantage of having a greater variety throughout the state are setting examples
of soils than any other state, plus the fact for our farmers by practicing scientific
that only a small portion of these soils agricultural methods. Through their
can be farmed successfully without the training of public speaking, parliamen-
addition of needed plant foods and tary procedures, livestock and field crop
minerals. This progress is being made judging, etc., they will certainly assure
because it has an active, intelligent group Florida a better agriculture by our leaders
of farmers who are willing to try new of tomorrow.

The Cover The Florida exhibit in the Greater jacksonville Fair,
prepared by the Collegiate FFA Chapter at the University of Florida, under the
direction of Mr. W. T. Loften, Associate Professor Agricultural Education, University
of Florida, Gainesville.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XVIINO. C
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 ........ Dan Dunham, Lakeview, Oregon
Ist Vice-President Jerry Eugene Smith, Poplar Spgs. 1st Vice-Pres.. .AllenColebank, Morgantown, W. Va.
2nd Vice-President ..... Richard Kelly. Inverness 2nd Vice-Pres. ...... Lynn Loosli, Ashton, Idaho
3rd Vice-President ........ Terry Martin, Newberry 3rd Vice-Pres ............ Dale Ring, Wooster, Ohio
4th Vice-President .... Bobby E. Tyre, Blountstown 4th Vice Pres..Lennie H. Gammage, Cartersville, Va.
5th Vice-President ........Danny Cowart, Bushnell Student Sec'y. ....Terrell W. Benton, Jefferson, Ga.
6th Vice-President..Kennth Cooley, Miami-Jackson Exec. Sec'y. ..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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The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956

Some of the members of the Florida Delegation, who attended the 28th Annual National Convention of the Future Farmers of
America in Kansas City, Missouri, October lo-z3, 1955. Most of the American Farmers, Chilean Nitrate Leadership Award win-
ners, and State Officers are in the front row; the Wildwood Livestock judging Team in the upper left hand corner; with most
of the Newberry Chapter delegation in the upper right hand corner.

Florida Was Represented by Some 174 Future

Farmers and Advisers at 28th Annual Convention

THE FLORIDA delegation to the 28th Na-
tional FFA Convention, held at Kansas
City, Missouri, October 1o-13, 1955, num-
bered more than 174 persons. About 40
local Chapters were represented and 16
Chapter Advisers were present.
The official delegates representing
Florida were Past State President Eugene
Mixon of the Bradenton Chapter, and
State President William T. Aplin of the
Paxton Chapter.
Artilee Lowe of the Ocala Chapter
and Billy Poston of the Quincy Chapter
were in the National Chorus. Fred Leit-
ner of the Brandon Chapter, Billy Adams
of Kathleen Chapter, and Kenneth Lu-
cas of Plant City Chapter were in the
National Band. The National Band and
Chorus played and sang during the Na-
tional Convention, at the special recep-
tion at the Saddle and Sirloin Club, and
during the Coronation Ball of the Ameri-
can Royal. The National FFA Band also
led the American Royal Parade on Sat-
urday morning, October 15.
The Plant City String Band, composed
of Don Futch, Harold Hogue, and Buddy
Stephens, played for the National Officer
and Delegate luncheon and during the
special program put on by the Future
Farmers at the Plaza Kiwanis Club of
Kansas City, and at the special FFA
luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce
of Kansas City. Eugene Mixon, George
Ford of Quincy, and William T. Aplin
appeared on the program at the Plaza
Kiwanis Club Luncheon.
Dr. Walter R. Williams, Jr., State

Director of Vocational and Adult Educa-
tion, and Mr. W. D. Gunter, as well as
Past National President J. Lester Pouch-
er, formerly of the Largo Chapter, were
honored guests.
Three FFA Chapters from Florida
(Quincy, Suwannee and J. F. Williams at

Live Oak) were awarded the gold emblem
in the National Chapter contest. This
was the fifth straight year that Quincy has
received the gold emblem. Only 57 Chap-
ters of the 8868 in the National Organi-
zation received a rating high-enough to
be presented with the gold emblem.

1955-56 National Officers of the Future Farmers of America. Shown left to right seated,
Dan Dunham, Lakeview, Oregon, president, Terrell Benton, Yr., 7efferson, Georgia,
student secretary; Lennie H. Gamage, Cartersville, Virginia, vice president, Southern
Region. Standing, Dale Ring, Wooster, Ohio, vice president, Central Region; Lynn
Loosli, Ashton, Idaho, vice president, Pacific Region, and Allen Colebank, Morgan-
town, West Virginia, vice president, North Atlantic Region.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956

Clifford Duggar from the Macclenny
Chapter, State winner in the Seaboard
Air Line Railroad Forestry Contest, ap-
peared on the Downtown Kansas City
Kiwanis Club Program, arranged by Mr.
Robert Hoskins, Industrial Forester of
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Com-
pany, Norfolk, Virginia.
William Aplin of the Paxton Chapter,
1955 Star State Farmer, carried the Flor-
ida State Flag in the Massing of the State
Flags Ceremony during the presentation
of the Star Farmer Awards.
A special steak dinner was given by
Mr. L. C. Wadsworth, Editor of the
Suwannee Democrat at Live Oak, for the
Suwannee County delegation, which num-
bered 33. The Newberry delegation of
21 also had a special steak dinner.
William Aplin of the Paxton Chapter
and Danny Cowart of the Bushnell Chap-
ter, winners of the Chilean Nitrate Lead-
ership award attended the Convention
with their expenses paid by the Chilean
Nitrate Educational Bureau.
The Sarasota Chapter, winner of the
Chapter Forestry Contest, sponsored by
the St. Regis Paper Company, was award-
ed expenses for Jack Strickland and
Douglas Bouder to attend.
Tom Maxwell of the Quincy Chapter,
winner of the State Feeder Steer Award
and his Adviser, Mr. Grinelle E. Bishop,
attended the Convention with their ex-
penses being paid by the Florida Cattle-
men's Association.
Mr. Guyton Williams from the State
Marketing Bureau in Jacksonville at-
tended, carrying with him some State
Officers and Chapter members.
Receiving the Honorary American
Farmer Degree were Messrs. J. C. Wal-
dron, Monticello, and W. D. Gunter of
Live Oak. Mr. Waldron received it as a
teacher of vocational agriculture, and Mr.
Gunter as the Father of Bill. Honorable
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, state of Florida, was granted the
Honorary American Farmer Degree in
absentia. *
The Florida Exhibit at the National
Convention this year was furnished by
the Florida Citrus Mutual. The Eustis
Chapter, under the supervision of Mr.
W. L. Freely, secured it and arranged
for transportation to and setting up the
exhibit in the Municipal Auditorium in
Kansas City.
Other highlights of the Convention
for some of the Florida delegation were
the Official Delegates' Dinner on Mon-
day, and the Ford Motor Company's
dinner for Chapter Advisers attending
the Convention. Also, 18 members of the
Florida Delegation presented one scene
in the pageant "Patriotism and the FFA"
during the Convention.
The 8 Future Farmers from Florida to
receive the American Farmer Degree,
the highest degree awarded any Future

Top photo shows a group of Florida members at the National Convention, present-
ing a scene in the Pageant "Patriotism in the F.F.A.". Bottom photo shows Bill
Gunter, National F.F.A. President, presiding at the National Convention, during the
presentation of the Honorary American Farmer Degrees to the Fathers of the National
Officers, and Certificates of Merit to their Mothers.

Farmer were: Eugene Mixon of Braden-
ton, Harry Fuqua of Altha, Pete Gindl
of Tate at Gonzalez, Mack Eubanks of
Greensboro, William Timmons of Quin-
cy, and the following three from Suwan-
nee at Live Oak-Herbert Boatright,
Thomas Hurst, Dewayne Lyons.
George Ford of the Quincy Chapter
was presented with the Star Dairy Farmer
of America Award at the National Dairy
Congress in Waterloo, Iowa, and then at
the National Convention, he was pre-
sented a special certificate of award.
Eugene Mixon of Bradenton and Wil-
liam Aplin of Paxton were members of
a group on a special tour for Honorable
Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary, U. S. De-
partment of Agriculture, of the Butler
Manufacturing Company.
Listed as donors to the National Future
Farmer Foundation this year, were the
First National Bank of Tampa and the
Pensacola Buggy Works, Inc. of Pensa-
The Wildwood FFA Judging Team,
composed of Jimmy Williams, Glenn For-
rester and Robert Alsobrook, under the
direction of their vocational agriculture
teacher, Mr. Edgar Tomberlin, placed
i2th in the Nation and received a Silver
Emblem. The individual members of the
team as listed above, received a gold,
silver and bronze emblem respectively.
The Florida delegation was specially
proud to be present since Bill Gunter of
the Suwannee Club at Live Oak was the
National President and presided during
the Convention.

FREEDOM IS the last, best hope of earth.

IN THE book of nature, where every emo-
tional, mental and spiritual quality of
humanity may find its correspondence
and illustrations, flowers represent good
affections. As the flower precedes the
fruit, and gives notice of its coming, so
good thoughts, affections and intentions
precede and give promise of deeds in love
to others.-HOMER EVERETT.

Honored at a meeting held at the Con-
tinental Hotel by the Kansas City Kiwanis
Club during the recent National F.F.A.
Convention held at Kansas City, Mo.,
the six state forestry winners appeared as
guest speakers. Front Row-left to right:
Peter Funderburg, Pell City, Ala., Burtis
Lee Craig, Wesley Chapel, N. C., Forest
G. Brunson, President, Kansas City
Kiwanis Club, Clifford Duggar, Sander-
son, Fla. Back Row-left to right,
Ervin Segebrecht, Chairman, Conserva-
tion and Agricultural Committee, Spencer
Chemical Company, Paul King, Hahira,
Ga., Haven Nicely, Effinger School in
Rockbridge County, Va., Clifford Owdom,
Edgefield, S. C., P. R. Medland, General
Agent, Seaboard Air Line Railroad Com-
pany, who welcomed the boys to the
Convention in Kansas City.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956

National President Billy Gunter is shown Presenting Mulberry Chapter Charter to
Chapter President Charles Ward during Charter night September 26, 1955. Left to
right: Mulberry Chapter Adviser Eugene Doss, Mulberry President Charles Ward,
Mulberry Junior-Senior High School Principal A. E. Choate, Area Supervisor F. L.
Northrop, National President Billy Gunter, Imperial Polk County Co-ordinator J. K.
Privett, and Mulberry Area Supervising Principal W. H. Purcell. Also, during the
Charter Night ceremonies, a special degree team initiated the Mulberry Green Hands
and the Polk County Federation Officers for 1955-56 were installed.

Highlights of FFA

Exhibits at Shows and Fairs

DURING THE last quarter of 1955, FFA
members were busy showing their live-
stock and placing exhibits in shows and
fairs throughout Florida.
At the Interstate Fair in Pensacola,
Chapters from Walnut Hill, Tate at
Gonzalez, Jay, Chumuckla, Allentown,
Milton, and Munson had exhibits.
At the North Florida Fair in Tallahas-
see, Quincy, Havana, Monticello, Sop-
choppy, Greensboro, and the Chapter in
Madison County had exhibits. Jimmy
Lawson and Paul Hendricks of the Jasper
FFA Chapter exhibited the champion
and reserve barrow respectively in the
FFA barrow show. Champion breeding
hogs were shown by Randy King, Lawson,
and the Jasper FFA Chapter in the Duroc
breed; in the Tamworth breed, Hayes
Everett of Malone; and in the Hampshire,
Billy Land of Mayo.
The Ocala FFA Judging Team took
top honors at the All Florida Breeders
Davis Scott of Cottondale and Thomas
Toole of the Graceville Chapter, ex-
hibited the champion boar and sow,
respectively, at the Jackson County Fair.
In the Tri-County Show at Fanning
Springs, Floyd Rogers of Trenton won
top honors by taking two championships
and one reserve, showing a champion
steer, an Angus, a reserve champion
heifer, also Angus, in the beef cattle
division, and winning first place in show-
manship. Gene Van Aernam of the Cross
City Chapter exhibited a reserve cham-
pion fat steer.
At the Ocala Junior Show, Leroy Bald-
win showed the champion and reserve
champion Angus heifers and the champion

Angus bull. Shelly Swift won both the
champion and reserve championship with
his Shorthorn bulls. Larmar Luffman
of Anthony had the champion pen of
three mediumweight barrows and took
top honors in the heavy barrow class, and
Don Deadwyler of the Sebring Chapter
exhibited the champion and reserve
champion Brahmans.
The Hastings FFA Chapter exhibited
the champion Duroc sow in the Putnam
County Livestock Show; and in the
Hamilton County Hog Show, the Jasper
Chapter and members of the Chapter
took most of the high honors.
In the Northeast Florida Fair at Calla-
han, the Hilliard FFA Chapter showed
both the champion and reserve champion
Duroc boars, while two of the members-
Troy Geiger and Robert Johnson-show-
ed the champion and reserve champion
Duroc females.
At the Hardee Fat Stock Show in
Wauchula, Jeff Daughtry won grand
champion honors with his Hereford steer,
while the champion Hereford bull was
exhibited by the Wauchula Chapter.
At the Suwannee Valley Swine Show
in Live Oak, David Crapps of the Suwan-
nee Chapter exhibited the FFA champion
barrow, and Billy Truluck of the J. F.
Williams Chapter had the reserve cham-
pion. The Williams Chapter had the
reserve champion Duroc boar.
At the Polk County Youth Fair, Rudy
Beddingfield of the Winter Haven
Chapter exhibited the grand champion
steer, which was purchased by the Publix
Market of Bartow for 2.01 a pound or a
total of $2412. The reserve champion
was shown by John E. Thomas of Fort

Meade, which was purchased by Kwik-
Check Supermarket for 780 a pound for
the 945 pound animal.
Each chapter in Hillsborough County
had an exhibit in the Hillsborough
County Youth Fair held in Plant City,
and many individuals entered livestock.

Vocational Agriculture
Should be Available
to All High School Students
(From the AFBF Official Newsletter of
policies adopted by the 1956 American
Farm Bureau Federation.)
WE SUPPORT adequate appropriations to
provide vocational agricultural training
in our high schools. This training should
be available to all high school students
who earnestly wish it, where it can be
effectively taught, and where local people
desire this service. Local and state units
of government should help in program
planning and pay their proportionate
shares of the cost involved. Federal
grants-in-aid should carry minimum con-
trol. The program should emphasize
institutional education.

THE TURKEY Creek FFA Demonstration
Team, composed of Jerome Brock and
Wendell Wall, won 7th place in the
National Soil Fertility section of the
NJVGA Demonstration Contest at their
National Convention in New Orleans.
They were accompained to the NJVGA
Convention by Mr. John Martin, one
of the Advisers at Turkey Creek School.

T' ..'... _.. -.. .A- 1m, 1 -:, g
Publix buyers-T. E. Vann, H. T. Cole-
man, Floyd Stringer, and Lamar Blanton
-bought the champ steer from Rudy

Johnny Thomas showed the reserve
champion steer-an Aberdeen-Angus.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956

SState FFA

| Cattle Show

At Tampa

THE BELF and dairy cattle entrants by FFA
members and chapters will show an im-
prosement in quality at the Florida State
- Fair in Tampa.
S All dairy entries are expected to be in
the barn by 8:30 a.m. on January 28, for
S the West Coast Dairy Show in which
Future Farmers from only certain coun-
S ties are allowed to enter. Members with
S entries just for the FFA Dairy Show in
S the Florida State Fair. should have their
dairy cows in the assigned spaces not later
, than midnight on January 30. The
L Guernsey and Jersey breeders in Florida
.'r will present a special trophy to the ex-
hibitor of the champion male and female
of these breeds which will be judged on
S January 31. They will not be released
S until after .:oo p.m. on February 4.
During the second week, beef cattle
S will be on exhibit. The new bulls in the
beef cattle improvement breeding pro-
gram, secured by FFA chapters through
the Sears Roebuck Foundation and the
State Beef Breeders Association, will be
on exhibit. Award plaques will be pre-
sented by the State Breeders Associations,
S as in the past to the FFA members show-
S ing the champion male and female of the
S following breeding: Aberdeen-Angus
Brahman, Hereford, and Shorthorns.
NMan\ Future Farmers are preparing
their [at cattle to show in this, the second
S Florida State Fair Fat Cattle Show.
S Following are the rules of eligibility
for the Future Farmer Livestock Show:
,. i. Any Future Farmer of Florida in
S good standing is eligible to enter one (i)
P' animal in each classification, provided all
Requirements are met.
2. The dairy will consist of registered
males and females and grade females,
S only registered animals may be entered
in the beef show.
3. All animals entered must be a credit
S to the breed represented.
All animals will meet 1956 Florida
State Fair Dairy and Beef Show health
D requirements, and certificates are to be
S furnished the Superintendent, or his rep-
resentatiie, as evidence when animals
arrive at the State Fair Grounds.
5. Every FFA entry is to receive a pre-
6. Not more than one hundred animals
in all classifications may be entered in
this show each week.
7. Premiums will be based on the Dan-
ish System as follows: Blue $1o.oo Red
$7.50; White $5.oo.
8. The animal must have been owned
at least ninety (go) days by exhibitor

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

before entering in show.
9. First, second, and third place win-
ners in each of the registered Blue groups
may enter open competition.

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 47 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.

io. Grades will not compete with pure-
breds. They will show in classes, accord-
ing to the breed that they resemble.
Awards will be the same as for purebreds.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956

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Leon Federal Savings

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

Here are pictured a portion of the thousands of young FFA and FHA members who attended FFA Day at the 1955 Florida State F

UPON ENTERING the State Fair Grounds at
8:3o a.m., everyone will go directly to
the Grandstand for Registration from
8:45 to 9:39 a.m., and remain for the
SSpecial F.F.A. Day Program which will
The F.F.A. Day will include an F.H.A.
Demonstration on Civil Defense during
the platform ceremony, 9:3o a.m. to 11:o10
a.m. Over one thousand beautiful "Fu-
ture Homemakers" will occupy the
Grandstand with the Future Farmers to.
enjoy the Program on February 4, 1956.
Each Area Supervisor will be responsible
'for ushering and proper seating of the
F.F.A. members and guests on this oc-
casion. As soon as the Program is over,
everyone will clear the Platform and
Grandstand except members of the live-
Honorable Nathan Mayo, State Commissioner of Agriculture for the Satof Florida ndstand except members of the live-
is shown presenting awards from the Jersey and Guernsey cattle clubs of Florida.ill be labeled ands
Right to left, Gerald Cochran, Bartow, exhibited Grand ,Champion jersey female; Group leaders will be labeled and
Harry Griffin, Bartow, exhibited the Grand Chainpion jersey bull, and William stationed at intervals in front of the
'Griffin, Bartow, exhibited Grand Champion Guernsey female in the FFA Division Grandstand, and members of the Dairy
of the dairy cattle show held during the 1955 Florida State Fair. Judging Teams will be told when to

saw several outstanding men receive the Honorary State Farmer Degree

move out to their respective group, which
will move them directly to the Mayo
Livestock Pavilion. Then group leaders
for other Judging Contests will be sta-
tioned in front of the Grandstand and
members of the Beef Cattle and Hog
Judging Teams will be told when to
move out to their respective groups.
General information for Judging
Teams: For each Chapter, three boys
will compose a team in livestock judging,
and there will be no substitutions in any
of the Contests after judging begins.
Substitutions are permissable for beef
cattle and hogs.
Each group will be given a total of
ten minutes for general inspection and
official scoring of each of the four entries
in each class. Explicit instructions will
be given group leaders in Tampa before
the judging begins. These instructions
will be followed by all entrants,
Make y6ur plans now to attend Future
Farmers Day on February 4, 1956.



all 6 par /ila

Plirate Fesi.al

Jan. 31- Feb.11

See it often! See it all!
Make your first visit a leisurely tour
of this great show window of The
Sunshine State. See the hundreds
of elaborate exhibits of products of
Florida's farms, groves and ranches.
Plan another day for fun ord the
world's largest midway; watching
exciting auto races, thrill shows,
grandstand attractions, parades.
See the Fair at night when it is a
glittering, illuminated spectacle.,
For you and your family the
Fair will be a happy experience you
will long remember.

General Program Chairman-H. E. WOOD, State Supervisor of Agricqltural Education
Master of Ceremonies-WILLIAM T. APLIN, State President of Florida Association, F.F.A.

8:30- A.M.-Admission to State Fair Grounds and
Assemble in Grandstand i
8:45- 9:30 A.M.-Registration
9:30- 9:45 A.M.-Wauchula F.F.A. String Band
9:45- 9:50 A.M.-Welcome Address-Carl D. Brorein,
President of the Florida State Fair
9:50- 9:55 A.M.-Introduction of Guests-H. E. Wood,
State Adviser,
9:55-10:00 A.M.-Greetings-Honorable Thomas D.
Bailey, State Superintendent of Pub-
lic Instruction
10:00-10:10 A.M.-Presentation of Honorary St a t e
Farmer Degrees by State Officers of
Florida Association, F.F.A.
Presentation of Honorary American
Farmer Degree by Bill Gunter, Na-
tional F.F.A. President for 1954-55.
10:10-10:20 A.M.-Awarding Ribbons to Grand Champi-
on Winners in F.F.A. Livestock Show

-Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commis-
sioner of Agriculture, State of Florida.
Presentation "Mechanizing Flbrida
Agriculture Award" by Mr. G. H. W.
Schmidt, Vice President, Florida Ford
Tractor Company, Jacksonville
10:20-10:30 A.M.-State F.F.A. Sweetheart-Miss Joan
Van Arsdall, Lake City
10:30-10:35 A.M.-Harmonica-Ernest Heqdrick, Fort
I IMeade, 1955 State F.F.A. Champion
10:35-10:45 A.M.-Kathleen Quartet-1955 State F.F.A.
10:45-11:10 A.M.-F.H.A. Demonstration on Civil De-
11:10-11:30 A.M.-Organizing Judging Teams
11:30- 1:30 P.At.-Livestock Judging Contest (2 classes
each of Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle and
Hogs) in the Mayo Livestock Pavilion
1:30- 6:00 P.M.-Attending Auto Races; visiting Agri-
cultural and Commercial Exhibits

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956

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

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956

The Fair will honor the Future Farmers of America and the Future Homemakers of
America on Saturday, February 4th. Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture, the
Honorable Nathan Mayo, will make his annual awards for outstanding achieve-
ments in 1955 Other events include:
Feb. 3-10 A.M. FFA Team Poultry and Egg judging.
Feb. 4-9 A.M. FFA Team Dairy, Beef and Swine judging...
9:30 A.M. FFA and FHA grandstand Program...
10 A.M. Youth Rabbit Show judging.
Feb. 6-9 A.M. FFA Beef Cattle judging.

&ee H often! Se alt.



Joe Moore, Granville, Tennessee, the 1955 Star Farmer of
America; Major General John H. Stokes; and Dan Dunham,
Lakeview, Oregon, National FFA President, in the reviewing

Joe Moore, Granville, Tennessee, the los Star Farmer of
America; Major General John N. Stok": and Dan Dunham.
Lakeview, Oregon, National FFA President. uw'll the citation
presented to the Future Farmers of America.

Military District of Washington, D. C. Presents

Citation to National Organization of FFA

THE NATIONAL Organization of Future
Farmers of America was honored at Fort
Myer, Virginia, on October 26 with the
presentation of a citation from the Mil-
itary District of Washington.
Major General John H. Stokes present-
ed the citation to Dan Dunham, Lake-
view, Oregon, national FFA president.
Joe Moore, Granville, Tennessee, the
1955 Star Farmer of America, occupied
the reviewing stand with General Stokes
and Dunham as troops of the Third "Old
Guard" Infantry Regiment passed in
parade, led by the famed United States
proudly pays tribute to the Future Farm-
ers of America ........modern Minute
Men of our supply lines. Founded in
1928, FFA continues to nurture in rural
by the Military District of Washington,

From left to right: Glen C. Speakman,
Vice-President of Sales, Walter L. Smith,
Vice-President of Engineering and Produc-
tion, both with Butler Manufacturing
Company; Honorable Ezra Benson, Secre-
tary of Agriculture; Don Magruder,
Lentner, Mo., Jerry Litton, Chillicothe,
Mo., Eugene A. Mixon, Bradenton,
Florida; and William Aplin, Lakewood,
Florida; during a special tour of the
Butler Manufacturing Plant.

"The United States Army, represented
Army Band.
Included in the audience were FFA
members from nearby Virginia and Mary-
land chapters.
The citation to the FFA was one of the
national features of Farm-City Week. It
read, in part:
youth the praiseworthy qualities of ag-
ricultural leadership, character, citizen-

ship and patriotism. By offering a I
stimulus, farm youth hate respond
its diversified program in the %ita
of farm mechanic'. tle.trilicatro
and water management, dairy I
and farm safety. Today. uith an e
membership of nearly\ 4o00.000 ron
9,000 rural high schools. the Future
ers of America provide strengthen
dence of continued propel t

National Future Farmers of Amer

Week February 18 through 25, 19

1. Obtain "FFA WEEK" proclamation from
mayor or governing official of town.
2. Post "NATIONAL FFA WEEK" posters in
prominent downtown store windows and
other public places. Make and display
other FFA posters.
3. Prepare a special FFA exhibit, such
as those displayed at fairs and shows, and
arrange to have it displayed in a down-
town store window.
4. Work with the editor of the local
newspaper to obtain FFA stories or per-
haps a special edition. Some suggestions
of material and pictures for publicity
a. Story announcing FFA WEEK.
b. Story reviewing the history and out-
standing accomplishments of the chapter
since it was organized.
c. Story built around the chapter's
current program of work, telling the
number of members, names of officers,
present activities and plans for the rest
of the year. Provide names of committee
members and chairmen for special ac-

d. Story giving the summar. ol
bers' supervised farming programs
the past year. Tell hos, much th
earned from farming. what their
ment in farming is. how mans acr
had in crops, how many li\esto
describe the programs of two or
outstanding individuals Tell abo
provement projects that ha\e bee
pleted during the \ear. and abou
shop work that was done.
e. A picture of the entire c
f. One or two pictures ot chap
ficers and important committees at
g. Picture of chapter :ads ior. wit
telling his background. hosn long
been working in the tommunit
mentioning any special :Iconmplis
or recognition.
h. Several pictures of member
their supervised farming projects.
i. Picture of member building
equipment in the school'ss farnn hno
j. Picture of member or members
improvement work on their home
(Continued on page i.)

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THE 1955 Cooperative F.F.A. Forestry
program, sponsored by the Seaboard Air
Line Railroad Company, continued to
mark up gains in productive woodland
achievement projects, according to Ro-
bert N. Hoskins, Industrial Forester, Sea-
board Air Line Railroad Company.
Singled out for top recognition in this
program, the oldest farm youth forestry
program which recognizes individual
achievement on the farm boy's property,
were Haven Nicely of the Effinger School
in Rockbridge County, Va.; Burtis Lee
Craig of the Wesley Chapel School, Wes-
ley Chapel, N. C.; Clifford Owdon of the
Edgefield School, Edgefield, S. C.; Paul
King of the Hahira School, Hahira, Ga.;
Clifford Dugger of the Macclenny School,
Macclenny, Fla.; and Peter Funderburg
of the Pell City High School, Pell City,
Given cash awards by the Seaboard
Air Line Railroad Company, with dupli-
cate awards going to the teachers of the
state winners, these boys were honored
at the National F.F.A. Convention in

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National winners of Future Farmer of America Foundation awards: Soil and Water
Management, Ben Greene, Ripley, West Virginia; Farm Safety, Donald Harms,
President of the Brighton FFA Chapter, Colorado; Dairy Farming, George Ford,
Quincy FFA Chapter, Florida; and Farm Electrification, John Brandon McCool,
Reform, Alabama. Not pictured are the following winners: Farm Mechanics, Russ
Christie, Newton, New Jersey; Public Speaker, Liberato Viduya, Jr. of Lanai,
Hawaii; and Star Farmer of America, Joe Moore of Granville, Tennessee.

Kansas City, Mo., at which time the
State winners told of their forestry and
supervised farming programs.
The top twenty-four boys from Virgin-
ia, North and South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida and Alabama had the following
accomplishments: Gum farmed 3,500
faces, thinned 286 acres, planted 371,600

seedlings, improved 107 acres of timber
stand, constructed 50.2 miles of firebreak,
selectively cut 60 acres, did hardwood
control on 76 acres, pruned 18 acres and
control-burned 25 acres. They harvested
765.4 units of pulpwood, 85,640 board
feet of sawlogs, 7,195 fence posts, 361.5
cords fuelwood and 699 poles.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956

Hard Work

and Thrift

are American


You've worked hard on your FFA projects-be sure to save part of the earnings.

Tallahassee Federal Savings will send you a free Save-by-Mail Kit. It ex-
plains how safe, convenient, and profitable it is to save through the mail. Send
a card for the free kit today.

For special "Budget Ruler", mark "FFA Member" on your request.




South Dade Chapter members on a field trip to Princeton Farms. LeRoy Chambers,
owner, is explaining insect and disease damage.

Dade County FFA Alumnus

Is Top Tomato Producer

LEROY CHAMBERS is today one of the top
tomato producers in Dade County Flor-
ida. He is an alumnus of the local F.F.A.
chapter and is very active in working with
the local chapter.
Dade County, Florida has a world-wide
reputation as the heaviest tomato pro-
ducing county in the United States. To
be.a leader in tomato production in this
highly competitive county is an accom-
plishment. The unique mid-winter grow-
ing conditions found in this area attracts
the best tomato growers from all over the
country. The science of tomato produc-
tion has reached a fine degree of ability
and is perhaps the most advanced in
use of new agricultural materials and
yields in the face of difficult soil and
weather conditions.
Mr. Chambers farmed 650 acres of to-
matoes in the year 1954-55 with a yield
of over 700 shipped carloads of tomatoes.
The scope of Mr. Chambers operations
include not only growing the crop but
also packing, shipping and selling opera-
tions under the name of Princeton Farms
and Packing Company.
He was deeply interested in school ac-
tivities while enrolled at Redland High
school from which he was graduated in
1934. The two southern high schools in
Dade County, Redland High and Home-
stead High, were recently combined into
South Dade High School. Leroy's four
years of basketball and sports activities
were as outstanding as his participation
in vocational agriculture.
In the pre-World War II years, a 20
acre tomato field was considered large
acreage. Plowing 20 acres with a mule
and spraying with a knapsack sprayer
affectionately called a "spray pot" was a
chore for even a seasoned grower.
After leaving high school in 1934, Le-

Roy struck out with a lot of "gumption"
and gambled on growing 3o acres of to-
matoes. The freakish weather conditions
common to Dade County were against
him and he switched temporarily to con-
struction work.
By 1942, LeRoy was back in his field,
farming bigger and better than before
with 45 acres of tomatoes and 15 acres
of bush beans. With limited machinery
available during the war years, he man-
aged to farm this acreage with an old
Farmall A and TD-6 crawler tractors.
With war restrictions on equipment
and materials over and the formation of
Princeton Farms "and Packing Company
in 1946, Mr. Chambers' operations began
to grow. In that year, he had 1oo acres
of tomatoes and 50 acres of pole beans.
In the years 1947 through 195o, he
farmed 250 acres of tomatoes and 50 acres
of pole beans. During the farming year
1951-52, he had 400 acres of tomatoes
and 150 acres of potatoes. Mr. Chambers
became just a tomato farmer in the 1953-
54 farming year with 550 acres of to-
matoes followed the next year with 650
acres of tomatoes.
The greatly increased farming activity
could not have been possible without in-
creasing farming equipment. From the
start with a mule and F-12 tractor he now
has io Farmalls, 2 Fords, 1 Case and 2
Caterpillar tractors along with 4 irriga-
tion pumps and o1 trucks. Princeton
Farms has a modern up-to-date garage
to service and modify equipment for an
efficient farm operation.
No farming operation the size of Mr.
Chambers would be possible without
adequate labor supply. In a time when
there is competition for labor, Princeton
Farms has been able to meet their re-
quirements by having labor busses to

carry their crews safely.
LeRoy's three-bedroom home nestled
in a io-acre avocado grove and his cottage
down on the "Keys," Plantation Key,
provide him with relaxation with his
wonderful ever-helping wife, Christine,
and their three children-Sandra 7 years,
Cheryl to years, and Neal 17 years old.
When the Chambers are not at home they
can probably be found at their favorite
recreation of fishing for snappers in the
local inlets that are numerous in that
LeRoy feels that the Princeton Farms
and Packing Company has reached an
optimum size and no further expansion
is contemplated although they do farm
about 275 acres of tomatoes on John Is-
land near Charleston, South Carolina
in the spring after the Dade County win-
ter crop.
In 1952, Mr. Chambers began a new
venture. He purchased two TD-24 and
began to do his own land preparation,
for most people don't know that a large
amount of the farming in Dade County
is done on rockland, which means a cost
of $1oo.oo per acre in order to get it in
condition to plant a crop. In doing this,
he has to blade off the land, then he gives
the rockland four cuts, this is known as
scarifying. By doing this he is able to
prepare his own land and also use his
machinery for custom work after the
farming season is over.
Although Mr. Chambers contributes
his success to being able to get good land,
the new Homestead strain of tomatoes
and a successful partnership in the Prince-
ton Farms arrangement, those who
know him can say definitely that it is the
results of good planning and hard work.
Mrs. Chambers hasn't been idle either,
for she is Chairman of the South Dade
F. F. A. Mothers Club and the chapter
honored her with the "Certificate of
Merit" at their last banquet, for the many
events she has aided in planning and
Neal Chambers' is following in his
Dad's footsteps in F.F.A. work at South
Dade High School and plans to go on to
college after high school.
Mr. LeRoy Chambers did not forget
the F.F.A. that taught him the value of
planning and hard work. Last year he
was elected to honorary F.F.A. member-
ship in recognition of his outstanding
efforts working with today's F.F.A. boys
and backing up with hard work their
industrious programs.

WHEN WE can say "no," not only to things
that are wrong and sinful, but also to
things pleasant, profitable, and good
which would hinder and clog our grand
duties and our chief work, we shall under-
stand more fully what life is worth, and
how to make the most of it.-C. A.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1956


THE VOCATIONAL agriculture programs over Station WDBO-TV in Orlando are still
receiving praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and girls and teachers
and their coordinator J. B. Johnson. Programs for the next four months on
Saturday at i p.m. are as follows:

Date (1956) Subject Teacher School
Jan. 7 Home Beautification ................ M. C. Roche.... Ocala
Jan. 14 Grooming Cattle ............. ..... W. E. Harris.... Apopka
Jan. 21 Rat Control ......................... Lloyd Stalvey... St. Cloud
Jan. 28 Propagation of Strawberries .......... J. R. Meeks.... Webster
Feb. 4 Vocational Home Economics .......... Mrs. Bell Brooks. Orange Co.
Voc. School
Feb. 11 Candling Eggs .......................D. C. Crawford.. Crystal River
Feb. 18 F. F. A. Week ........................ Herbert Simmons Bushnell
Feb. 25 Honey ............................ M. H. Martin... Lake Weir
March 3 Electrical Wire-Fixtures ............. P. E. Cade......Pierson
March 10 Care & Sharpening Tools ............. R. L. Heath.... Kathleen
March 17 Review of Fair ...................... E. V. O'Neal.... Edgewater
March 24 Know Your Grasses .................. P. L. Dinkins, Jr..Anthony
March 31 Propagation of Ornamentals........... E. L. Douglas... Tavares
April 7 Variety Show ........................ K. M. Eaddy.... Sebring
April 14 Parliamentary Procedure ............. Jack Millican... Umatilla
April 21 Shop Welding ...................... Carl Rehwinkel. Reddick
April 28 Potting Plants ...................... L. E. Johnson... Lake Placid


THE VOCATIONAL agriculture teachers in the West Florida and Southern Alabama
area attended a TV clinic in Pensacola, Saturday, December 17, conducted by H. E.
Moreland of the Library School -at Florida State University in Tallahassee. They
accepted the offer of Station WEAR-TV in Pensacola to present a 15 minute show
on vocational agriculture each Saturday, starting February 4, 1956. The time of
the programs will be 10:15 a.m. (C.S.T.) V. T. Sewell, vocational agriculture
teacher at Tate High School in Gonzalez, was elected coordinator by the teachers.
The first three months programs will be as follows:

Date (1956) Subject Teacher Schoot

Feb. 4 Introduction to Vo-Ag ............... V. T. Sewell.... Gonzalez,
Feb. 11 Planting Irish Potatoes .............. B. C. Nix...... Foley, Ala.
Feb. 18 F. F. A. Week ........................ T. A. Hughes... Laurel Hill,
Feb. 25 Culling Hens ........................ A. A. Harrison.. Jay
March 3 Gum Farming ....................... G. G. Stone.....Walnut Hill
March 10 Honey ............................. J. L. Adderhold. Chipley
March 17 Care & Sharpening of Tools.......... Alvin Davis.... Allentown
March 24 Selecting Beef Cattle ................ C. W. Grant.... Fairhope,
March 31 Brooding Chicks .................... Purvis Baxley... Munson
April 7 District Winners (Ala.) ..............H. Barnes...... Atmore, Ala.
April 14 Parliamentary Procedure ............ J. E. Baldwin... Paxton
April 21 Variety Show ........................ R. Farish.... Gonzalez
April 28 Know Your Grasses .................. C. D. Griffith... Escambia

National FFA

(Continued from page 1o)
k. Picture showing recreational activi-
ties sponsored by the chapter.
I. Picture of mayor presenting FFA WEEK
proclamation to officers.
m. Pictures and stories about former
members that have won recognition or
have become successful farmers.
n. Provide the editor copies of the FFA
"Motto", "Creed," and "Aim and pur-
5. In cooperation with the editor, work
with the advertising manager of the local
newspaper for a special edition, or special
section, in which local merchants will
Dffer congratulations to the chapter in
their advertisements.
6. Hold your annual parent-son banquet
during FFA WEEK. See that the local news-
paper and radio station have stories
about the banquet at least one week in
advance. Invite the newspaper editor,
or a reporter, to attend the banquet. If
he cannot attend, see that he has all the
information he wants for a story after
the banquet.
7. Contact local radio stations to obtain
FFA programs. Arrange for the station to
carry spot announcements about FFA WEEK.
(Suggestions for spot announcements and
scripts for programs are enclosed.)
8. Local radio advertisers may wish to
congratulate the FFA in their advertising
announcements. Work with the com-
mercial manager of the radio station to
obtain these complimentary ads:
9. Contact the Chamber of Commerce,
Civic Clubs, and Service Organizations
and make arrangements for Future Farm-
ers to appear on their programs and tell
of their work.
o1. If you can obtain a print of one of
the FFA movies, "That Inspiring Task,"
(Continued on page z5)

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THE VOCATIONAL agriculture programs over Station WFLA-TV in Tampa are receiv-
ing praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and girls and teachers and
their coordinators, D. A. Storms and J. K. Privett. Programs for the next four
months on Thursday at 1 p.m are as follows:

Date (1956) Subject Teacher School
Jan. 12 Fire Prevention ...................... Don Storms, Jr.. Plant City
Jan. 19 Variety Show ...................... R. L. Heath.... Kathleen
Jan. 26 Grooming Lives ock .................. Hiram Green, Jr.Wimauma
Feb. 2 Florida State Fair .................... E. L. Hinton... Turkey Cr'k
Feb. 9 Variety Show .................... .. .J. K. Privett .... Polk County
Feb. 12 F. F. A. W eek ........................ .J. Ellis ..... Manatee Jr.
Feb. 23 Strawberry Marketing ................ Ray Arrington.. Plant City
March 1 Live at Home Program ............... Eugene Doss.... Mulberry
March 8 Electric Welding .................... Rodney Osborn. Wimauma
March 15 Presiding ..................... .. .J. C. Lane. ..... Brooksville
March 22 Ornamental Propagation ............. W. B. Howell... Kathleen
March 29 Rope Work ......................... Eugene Doss .... Mulberry
April 5 Citrus Propagation .................W. S. Fletcher.. Arcadia
April 12 Cucumber Production ............... J. W. Maddox.. Wauchula
April 26 Know Your Grasses .................. Oscar Lastinger. Brandon


THE VOCATIONAL agriculture teachers in the North Florida and South Georgia area
attended a TV clinic in Tallahassee, Saturday, December to, conducted by H. E.
Moreland of the Library School at Florida State University in Tallahassee. They
accepted the offer of Statior WCTV in Tallahassee to present a 15 minute show
on vocational agriculture each Saturday, starting January 7, 1956. The time of
the programs will be 6:15 p.r. (EST)
Mr. O. Z. Revell of Talahassee was elected coordinator by the teachers. The
first four months programs will be as follows:

Date (1956) Subject Teacher School
Jan. 7 Introduction of Vocational Agriculture
Program ..........................Grinelle Bishop. Quincy
Jan. 14 Grades of Market Beef ................ 0. Z. Revell.... Tallahassee
Jan. 21 Selecting Livestock (Beef) ............ Martin Price.... Greensboro
Jan. 28 Variety Show ........................ H. L. Davis.... Colquitt, Ga.
Feb. 4 Planting Pines.................... .. E. V. Palmer .... Pavo, Ga.
Feb. 11 Tractor Maintainence ................H. E. Barnes...Dixie, Ga.
Feb. 18 Father & Son Banquet ................ 0. E. Yearty.... Havana
Feb. 25 Variety Show ........................ Lamar Jones.... Blountstown
March 3 Concrete (mailbox) .................. C. L. Palmer.... W. Bain-
bridge, Ga.
March 10 Grading Eggs ........................ Madison ....... Cairo, Ga.
March 17 Honey .......................... Hugh Semmes... Wewa-
March 24 Brooding Chicks ....................Smiley Hatcher.. Crawford-
ville, Ga.
March 31 Variety Show ........................ C. W. Duke..... Attapulgus,
April 7 Parliamentary procedure Skit ........ A. P. Geiger.... Sopchoppy
April 14 Camping ..... ...................... R. C. Webb.... Moultrie,Ga.
April 21 Farm Electrification (Building) ...... C. C. Crook..... Barwick, Ga.
April 28 W elding ...... ...................... J. C. McCall .... Quincy

National FFA

(Continued from page i3)
"Farmer of Tomorrow," or the movie
on the 25th Anniversary national con-
vention, make arrangements to show it in
special meetings, to civic organizations,
and in the school assembly.
11. If there is a television station in
your community make arrangements with
the program director to present an FFA
program on TV. One of the movies men-
tioned above would be ideal for use on
12. Arrange a special school assembly to
be put on by the FFA.
13. Hold open house for parents and
friends. Tell about the past year's FFA
activities and accomplishments.
14. Invite eighth grade farm boys and
their parents to a special FFA meeting
in open house.
15. Sponsor joint meetings of local civic
clubs and rural organizations.
16. Have all members who own them to
wear FFA jackets during the week.
17. Conduct a project tour, if weather
permits, so your friends in the com-
munity can see FFA member accomplish-
18. Sponsor torchlight ceremony program
at local churches or school.
19. Urge chapter members to listen to
National Farm and Home Hour on Feb-
ruary 18, over NBC network, when a
national FFA officer will be presented.
20. Report your activities during FFA WEEK
to your State Association, and begin now
making plans for a bigger and better
observance of NATIONAL FFA WEEK in 1957.
It comes during the week of George
Washington's birthday every year-Feb-
ruary 16-23 in 1957.

HE WIro has learned to love an art or
science has wisely laid up riches against
the day of riches.-STEVENSON.

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Mr. Fran~to Cooper, Editor
Agrieuitural Irews servicee

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For Increased Yield

Through Improved Plant

Nutrition and Fungus

Disease Control

Nutritional deficiencies rob the grower of optimum yield
of vitamin-rich crops.... These nutritional deficiencies
can be very easily corrected through spraying, dusting
or soil application with one of Tennessee's nutritional
products. There's a TC nutritional product for prac-
tically every purpose.

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y1 0 iL 11 Tennessee's TRI-BASIC

A chemically stable copper fungicide con-
taining not less than 53% metallic copper
... In spray or dust form for vegetable or
citrus crops ... Controls persistent fungus
diseases. To prevent fungus diseases apply
TC Tri-Basic Copper Sulfate.

Tennessee's NU-Z
(Nutritional Zinc)
Use as spray or dust in direct application
to the plants. Contains 53% metallic zinc.
For correction of zinc deficiencies and
stimulating healthier plant growth.

(Manganous Oxide)
For use in mixed fertilizer, soil appli-
cation, or for direct spraying or dust-
ing for correction of manganese de-

* NU-il-
(Nutritional Manganese)
For direct application to the plant in
spray or dust form A nutritional
manganese to correct manganese de-
ficiencies and produce healthier plant

(Nutritional Iron)
Nu-Iron is most effective for correct-
ing chlorosis resulting from iron de-
ficiencies by spray or dust application
to the plants.

(Nutritional Copper-Zinc)
Contains 48% copper and 4% zinc
.. Particularly recommended for cor-
recting copper and zinc deficiencies
and stimulating healthier plant growth.

The essential mineral elements .
ES-MIN-EL contains Copper, Man-
ganese, Boron, Iron, Zinc and Mag-
nesium all essential to healthy
productive soil. Fruits and vegetables
rich in vitamins cannot grow in soil
poor in minerals. For soil application.
Spray or dust grade combining Man-
ganese, Zinc and Copper also avail-

Tennessee's Nu-Iron, Nu-M, Nu-Z
and Tri-Basic Copper Sulfate are par-
ticularly suited for use in preparing
nutritional and fungicidal spray and
dust mixtures and for use in mixed

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