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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
Physical Description: v. : illus. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Kissimmee Florida
Frequency: quarterly
Subject: Agricultural education -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1938-
Numbering Peculiarities: Volumes for 1956-1957 both numbered v. 17.
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SPRING, 1956

FA Week in Florida

da State Fair FFA Day

)'Reports on FFA
IShows and Sales

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956

>4aain in 1955-56
* Burruss Motor Company .......... Tarpon Springs, Florida Indian River Farm Supply Company ... Vero Beach, Florida
* Central Truck & Tractor Company......... .Ocala, Flo.ida Minton Equipment Company, Inc......... Foit Pierce, Florida
* Collier County Equipment Company........ Naples, Florida o Mun.oe's, Inc. ......................... Quincy, Florida
* Daytona Truck & Equipment Company, Daytona Beach, Florida o Orange Belt Truck & Tractor Company....Orlando, Florida
o Florida Motor & Equipment Company .... Gainesville, Florida o 0 angel State Motor Company, Inc....... Bradenton, Florida
o Florida Truck & Tractor Company......... Palatka, Florida a Orange State Motor Company. ...... St. Pete sburg, Florida
a Fraleigh-Ashley Truck & Tractor Company..Madison, Florida o Orange Stats Mctor Company .............Tampa, Flo ida
o Franzblau-Gilbert Equipment Company. .Lakeland, Florida o Peninsular Equipment Company, Inc......Wauchula, Florida
* Fred J. Green Company, Inc........... Live Oak, Florida Pompano Truck & Tractor Co., Inc.. .Pompano Beach, Florida
* Glades Equipment Company, Inc .... .. Belle Glade, Florida e Powers Service...................... Lake City, Flo ida
* Glades Equipment Company, Inc.......... Pahokee, Florida o South Florida Motor Company ............ Arcadia, Florida
* Hodges Equipment Company ............ Leesburg, Florida South Florida Motor Company ........... Ft. Myers, Florida
o Hodges Hardware & Implement Company, Monticello, Florida o South Florida Motor Company. ..........Sebring, Florida
o Howe E. Moredock Company.......... Homestead, Florida o Tate-Ph'llips Company ............. Winter Haven, Florida
o Howe E. Moredock Company ......... .M ami 10, Florida Quinn R. Barton Company ........... .Jacksonville, Florida
Faircloth Truck & Tractor Co., West Palm Beach, Florida

E International Harvester Products Pay For Themselves-McCormick Farm Machines and Farmall Tractors-Motor Trucks
-Crawler Tractors and Power Units.

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.


By Way of Editorial Comment:

Superintendent of Public Instruction in Volusia County, Florida.

WHAT DOES the future hold for a young man in farming today? Can he expect to main-
tain a living standard equal to his city friend? How can he get started in farming?
These are some of the problems facing
our young high school students today. challenge of agriculture and able to
These young men are serious and want accept it, don't just happen. They have
to make a success of their life. Many are to be trained. They are the product
not financially able to get a college of broad training such as is offered
education. What can these young men through vocational agriculture and the
expect from our educational system?
Farming today requires a wide variety
of skills and a broad range of knowledge.
A successful farmer cannot be "just a
farmer." He must be a variety of experts.
To be a good farmer takes sound
business ability. The farmer must be able
to plan his crop program intelligently;
make arrangements for credit; buy and
sell when the market is right; and, pro-
duce the crop or product economically. t o
The successful farmer must have good
mechanical ability. New machinery for
farmers is. continually being introduced
to the market. The repair, operation,
and maintenance of the complex
machinery, requires a man who knows
what he is doing.
A good farmer is a naturalist and a
scientist. He must have a scientific
knowledge of the hows and whys of
what he is doing.
A good farmer must also be a skilled
laborer. He must know when to do GEORGE W. MARKS
things and how to do them. A healthy,
strong man is necessary to do farm Future Farmers of America.
work. The boys graduating from our schools
In addition to these skills, any one of today, that have availed themselves of
which might be sufficient to insure the training offered in vocational agri-
success in another vocation, the farmer culture and the Future Farmers of
must have a belief in the future. This America, are equipped to face the chal-
belief manifests itself in the enthusiasm lenge of agricultural industry today. My
and courage that it takes to plant a crop contact with this group assures me that
and care for it. our agricultural industry will progress
Men who are willing to accept the and successfully meet its challenge.

T he C over Yackie Curtis with his reserve grand champion and Lamar
Yenkins with his grand champion at the North Florida Livestock Show in Madison.
In the rear is Harry Boyles, Angus breeder, and Vincent Yones, Adviser of the Williams
Chapter at Live Oak.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XVII, NO. 2
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879, at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida.
President........William "Tucker" Aplin. Paxton President........Dan Dunham, Lakeview, Oregon
1st Vice-President Jerry Eugene Smith, Poplar Spgs. Ist 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......James Nolan, North Miami 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 Spring, 1956

Dairy and Beef Groups Support

FFA Dairy and Beef Shows

TOP FFA livestock show "in quality" at
the Florida State Fair, featured a week
for the dairy breeds-Ayrshire, Holstein,
Guernsey and Jersey-and a week for the
beef breeds-Aberdeen-Angus, Brahman,
Hereford, and Shorthorn. Plaques for
champion bulls and females of each of
the breeds were furnished by Florida
Guernsey Cattle Club, Florida Jersey
Cattle Club, Florida Aberdeen-Angus
Association, Eastern Brahman Association,
Florida Hereford Association, and Florida
Shorthorn Breeder's Association. The
Florida State Fair Association furnished
rosettes and ribbons for each animal enter-
ed and the Ralston Purina Company of
Tampa furnished the Concentrate feed for
the animals in the FFA show. Don Dead-
wyler won the Ist State Fair Showman-
ship Contest. The Florida Cattleman
magazine presented him with a beautiful

Agriculture Improvement
And Leadership Awards
Are Announced
THE NATIONAL Future Farmer of America
Foundation awarded $1076.59 for Improv-
ing Agriculture and Leadership Awards
in Florida for 1955-56. The award was
divided equally by the following Chapters:
Leon in Tallahassee, Hilliard, and Pom-
The Leon FFA Chapter at Tallahassee
has started a purebred hog breeding
program, with to selected members receiv-
ing purebred gilts. And, when the gilt
has farrowed, they will return two pure-
bred gilts to the Chapter for distribution
to the other members. They also plan to
have an ideal swine program for a one
sow unit and demonstrate approved
practices in swine production.
Gilts and boars were purchased from
Norias Plantation. The manager gave
the chapter a purebred gilt.
The Chapter will keep the boar for
breeding as a community service. The
Leon County Board of Instruction is
cooperating with the Chapter in furnish-
ing the land, fencing, gates, farrowing
house, and other equipment needed in
conducting the program.
The Hilliard FFA Chapter received
the award to purchase a tandem harrow
and a two-bottom plow. This, with the
tractor and other equipment purchased
by the Nassau County School Board, will
enable them to conduct in an efficient
manner their planned program on the
school farm, and the members will be

F.F.A. Livestock Show Winners

Winners, chapters, number of animals, breed, and results

Gerald Cochran, Bartow ........... 3 Jersey ......... 2 red, 1 white
Bill Griffin, Bartow. ............. I Ayrshire ....... Reserve champion female,
S3 Guernsey ...... champion female (grade),
1 Jersey ......... 2 blue, 1 red, 2 white
Harry Griffin, Bartow............. 8 Jersey .........Champion bull, champion
and reserve champion fe-
males, 4 blue, 4 red
Roger Watson, Bartow ........... 1 Jersey ........ 1 white
David Tice, Bartow ............... 1 Hereford ...... 1 blue
Ronnie Fertic, Brandon............ 1 Grade Holstein 1 white
Johnny Jensen, Brandon........... 1 Grade Holstein 1 red
J. B. Sampson, Brandon............ 1 Grade Holstein 1 red
Vaughn Rickman, Brandon........ 1 Grade Holstein 1 white
Brandon Chapter ................. 1 Angus .........Champion bull, also senior
reserve champion in open
Charles Schack, Greenwood.........2 Jersey ......... 1 red and 1 white
Bobby Ray Durden, Havana........5 Jersey .........Reserve champion bull, 1
blue, 2 red, 2 white
Ralph Crawford, Lake Butler....... 1 Grade Jersey ... 1 white
Lowell Loadholtz, Lake Butler...... 1 Grade Jersey ... 1 white
Lake Butler Chapter............... Hereford ......1 white
George Casey, Largo ............... I Guernsey .....Champion female, 1 blue
James Williams, Largo............1 Guernsey ......1 red
Melvin Vernon, Jr., Hillsborough
(Tampa) ...................... Ayrshite .......Champion female, 1 blue
Robert Vetzel, Hillsborough
(Tampa) ...................... 1 Hereford ...... Champion female, 1 blue
Kirby Smith, Franklin (Tampa) ...1 Angus ........1 white
Miami Jackson Chapter ...........7 Grade Holstein .Champion & reserve cham-
pion females, 2 blue, 2 red,
3 white
Callahan Chapter ................. 1 Hereford ...... I red
Mack Anderton. Jr., Dade City...... 1 Hereford ...... 1 white
Joe Nicholson, Dade City........... 1 Hereford ...... 1 blue
Larry Fagan, Jr., Deland........... Hereford ......1 blue
Jerry Foster, Deland .............. 1 Hereford ...... 1 red
Milton McMillon, Deland ..........2 Hereford ......Reserve champion bull and
James Ryals, Deland............... 1 Hereford ...... 1 white
Deland Chapter ..................2 Hereford ......2 white
Billy Hatcher, Ft. Pierce........... 1 Hereford ...... 1 red
Sherwood Johnson, Ft. Pierce....... 1 Hereford ...... 1 white
Dwight Troup, Ft. Pierce.......... 1 Hereford ...... 1 white
James Turlington, Ft. Pierce....... 1 Hereford ......1 white
Tommy Clark, Lakeland........... I Angus ........ 1 blue
Andrew Springer, Lakeland......... I Angus ........ 1 red
Hubert Gamble, Suwannee
(Live Oak) .................... 1 Hereford ...... 1 white
Leroy Baldwin, Ocala ............. 5 Angus ........ 2 red, 3 white
Roy Rhodes, Ocala ...............2 Shorthorn ..... Reserve champion bull, 1
Shelly Swift, Ocala ................ 3 Shorthorn ..... 1 red, 2 white
Pahokee Chapter ................... 1 Hereford ...... 1 white
Gerald Hooker, Plant City......... I Shorthorn ..... Champion female
Tommy Hudspeth, St. Cloud. ......2 Angus .........Champion female, reserve
champion bull
Bill Thompson, Sanford............ I Brahman ...... white
Sanford Chapter ............... 3 Angus ........ 3 white
Don Deadwyler, Sebring............6 Brahman ...... Champion a n d reserve
champion bulls and fe-
males, 5 blues, 1 white
David Bernbaum, Turkey Creek.... 1 Angus ........ 1 blue
Ronald Wetherington, Turkey Creek. 1 Angus ........ 1 blue
Turkey Creek Chapter............. 3 Angus ........ Reserve champion female,
2 white
Wimauma Chapter ...............1 Hereford ......Champion bull
Craig Gritfin, Tavares .............3 Shorthorn .....Champion bull, reserve
champion female, 3 blues

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956

Don Deadwyler received help from three other Future Farmers in exhibiting his champions and reserve champions.
He is receiving congratulations from Jim Park, Brahman Field Representative; Dr. Tom Chaires, Brahman breeder who is
holding his two plaques from the Brahman Association; Ralph E. Sumner, President, with the FFA beef cattle herdsmans award
from the Hillsborough County Cattlemen's Association, and Don's father.

able to use theHequipment in increasing
the scope of their supervised farming
On the six acres of land furnished by
the school board, the Chapter members
are developing a livestock and grazing
program which is of value to the com-
munity to demonstrate good farming
practices to the students and the farmers.
The Pompano FFA Chapter received
the award towards the purchase of a
portable pump and sprinkling system, to
be used on the Chapter's go-acre farm.
This will enable them to set up a drainage
and irrigation system on their school
farm. It will be used for the members to
learn the purpose of drainage and irriga-
tion, and in taking care of the pasture,
their truck crops and ornamentals grown
on the school farm.

* You must have long-range goals to
keep you from being frustrated by short-
range failures. Bobby Ray Durden of Havana receiving the Hillsborough County Cattlemans FFA
-CHARLES C. NOBLE. Herdsman trophy, during dairy cattle week, from Ralph E. Sumner, President.

At left Harry Griffin of Bartow is shown receiving one of the Florida jersey Cattle Club plaques for his grand champi-
on Jersey bull from C. W. Reaves, Extension Dairyman at the University of Florida in Gainesville. At right George Casey of
Largo with his grand champion Guernsey cow, is shown receiving the Florida Guernsey Cattle Club plaque from E. L.
Hinton, Assistant Barn Superintendent during dairy week and Barn Superintendent during beef week, with G. C. Norman,
Livestock Specialist, at the microphone giving the results. (All photos this page by W. Y. Hodges)

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956 5

Members of the Marianna FFA Team, State Champion Livestock judging Team at
the Florida State Fair in Tampa as well as top Swine Judging Team in 'the State, are
shown with their Adviser, Rex F. Toole, judging an animal. Left to right are Toole,
Gordon Laramore, Wayne Smith, and James Pooser. The team will represent
Florida at the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Missouri, during the
National FFA Convention in October 1956.

Florida "Sunshine" Weather Greets

Crowds at Annual "FFA Day"

THE FLORIDA Future Farmers and Future
Homemakers were blessed on their annual
"FFA Day" at the Florida State Fair, with
splendid Florida "Sunshine" weather.
The grandstand was crowded for the
program, which was opened by the
Wauchula FFA String Band playing.
After the welcome address by Carl D.
Brorein President of the Florida State
Fair Association, many guests were in-
troduced by H. E. Wood, State Adviser.
Thomas E. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, praised the two
organizations on their splendid goals and
accomplishments. William T. Aplin,
State President and Master of Ceremonies,
with the other State Officers presented
the Honorary State Farmer Degree to
Ray E. Green, State Comptroller, and
Robert N. Morris, Agricultural Represen-
tative of the First National Bank of
The State FFA Executive Committee
held a meeting on Friday prior to FFA
Day in the First National Bank and were
the guests of V. H. Northcutt, President
and Morris, for lunch. That night they
were the guests for dinner of the Florida
Chain Store Council, with Colin Lindsey,
President, and James E. Gorman, Man-
aging Director, as hosts.
Nathan Mayo, State Commissioner of
Agriculture, was presented the Honorary

American Farmer Degree by Bill Gunter
of Live Oak, National FFA President for
1954-55. Mr. Mayo presented Harry
Griffin of Bartow and George Casey of
Largo with plaques from the Florida
Guernsey and Jersey Cattle Clubs for
exhibiting champions in the FFA
dairy show. Harry also received the
Florida Dairy Association trophy for the
outstanding FFA exhibit of dairy animals.
G. H. W. Schmidt, Vice President of
the Florida Ford Tractor Company, pre-
sented the Alachua FFA Chapter with a
new Ford tractor for being the first State
winner of the Mechanizing Florida Agri-
culture award. Also, the Groveland
Chapter received a $300.0o certificate for
the purchase of equipment, as second
place state winner.
Miss Joan Van Arsdall, State FFA
Sweetheart, and Ernest Hendricks, State
FFA Harmonica Champion, along with
the Wauchula FFA String Band, furnish-
ed the entertainment for the program.
The Future Homemakers gave a splendid
demonstration on Civil Defense.
Judging contests, which followed the
grandstand program, resulted in the
Marianna Chapter winning the State
Championship and receiving the Florida
Fair Association trophy, as well as top in
swine judging to represent Florida in
National competition next October. The

Edgewater Chapter in Orlando won in
beef cattle competition and will represent
Florida at the American Royal in Kansas
City, Mo.
The Winter Haven Chapter won in dairy
cattle competition and will represent
Florida in National competition at the
National Dairy Congress in Waterloo,
Iowa. Members of the team were Jimmy
Dixon, Robert Thornhill, and Eugene
Smith, with L. Warren Harrell as their
Adviser. Awards in judging were present-
ed to the top 24 teams in each division-
dairy, beef, and swine-which were donat-
ed by the State Department of Agricul-
ture, who will also sponsor two of the
teams in National competition.

Successful FFA Cattle
Sales Are Reported
AT THE three FFA Cattle Shows and Sales
in Live Oak, Gainesville, and Lakeland,
30 Chapters received over $4,ooo. Besides
these, other chapters and individual
members received money.from sales.
In Live Oak, at Odoms Livestock
Market, 12 chapters from Suwannee,
Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, and
Gilchrist Counties received nearly $200
each since the employees donated their
labor and J. D. Odom, Jr. donated the
commission fee from all livestock sold
during that day.
The grand champion loo1 lb. steer,
owned by Billy Miller of the Trenton
FFA Chapter, was purchased for 780 per
lb. by the Farmers Tobacco Warehouses.
The reserve grand champion steer, ex-
hibited by Jimmy Cunningham of Jen-
nings, was purchased by Big Independent
Warehouses for 690 per lb. The Fort
White Chapter steer placed third and
brought 60o per lb. During the banquet
following the show, sponsored by the
Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce,
Honorable Doyle E. Conner, Speaker-
Elect of the 1957 House of Representa-
tives, was the main speaker with Louis
C. Wadsworth, President of the Chamber
of Commerce as toastmaster, and Clarence
Ratliff of the Ratliff Motor Company
presenting awards to the exhibitors of
the top three steers. J. D. Odom pre-
sented showmanship awards to Jimmy
Cunningham, Bobby Porter of Fort
White, Billy Miller, and Edwin Southwell
also of Ft. White.
At the Farmers Livestock Market in
Gainesville, J. D. Odom, Sr. was able to
distribute nearly $100 per chapter to the
nine chapters in Alachua, Bradford,
Union, and Levy) Counties. Tommy
Koger of Gainesville had the grand
champion steer which sold for 500 per lb.
to Brownlee Seed and Feed Company
of Gainesville. Richard Tillis of Gaines-
ville, sold his reserve champion to Kwik-
Chek Stores of Tampa for 394 per lb.
At the banquet, given by the Gainesville
Chamber of Commerce and served by the

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956

Gainesville Future Homemakers, Koger
received a $5o award from Jim Wershow,
President, and a trophy from Tom Walsh,
Vice-President of the Alachua Cattlemen's
Association. Richard Tillis received $25
from W. Thomas. The showmanship
awards were presented by Earl Hardee,
Vice-President of the Florida National
Bank of Gainesville; Robert Johnson,
and W. C. Geiger, also of Gainesville, to
Harold Walters of Lake Butler-$35;
Koger-$25; and Garner A. Mole, Jr. of
Lake Butler-$15. FFA Judging contest
awards were presented by Coy Strickland,
Paul Emory, and Robert Johnson to the
Williston Chapter-$35; Gainesville Chap-
ter-$2i; and Newberry Chapter-$15.
Hardy Kemp, Lake Butler Chapter, spoke
on "Future of the FFA" after the pres-
entation of awards at the banquet.
Entertainment was furnished by Newberry
Quartet and Gainesville String Band.
At the Cattlemens Livestock and Auc-
tion Market, Inc. in Lakeland, eight of
the chapters participating from Polk,
Manatee, Hillsborough, and Pasco Coun-
ties received about $1oo each from the
commissions on the gross sales of 471
head of cattle and 16 hogs. After the
sale had been completed, a fine barbecue
was given by the Polk County Chapters
and the Polk County Cattlemen's Associa-
tion. During the program after the bar-
becue, the Kathleen Chapter Quartet and
String Band furnished the entertainment.
P. M. Fussell, President of the Polk
County Cattlemen's Association, gave a
cordial welcome to everyone; Paul Hay-
men, Polk County Agent, reviewed the
story of the Cattlemen's Association in
Polk County; and J. R. Gunn, Secretary
of the Florida Cattlemen's Association,
spoke on the work of the Florida Beef
Council. The Future Homemaking girls
from Mulberry, Lakeland, and Kathleen
served the barbecue while Future Farmers
from Mulberry, Winter Haven, and
Auburndale served coffee and tea.

Miami Bank Appoints
Agricultural Representative Top photo shows Mrs. Henry Chitty, Pa,
THE FIRST National Bank of Miami has Association, presenting plaques to T
announced appointment of C. Ellis Clark champion female, and the Brandon chapel
and female were shown by Tommy and ti
-formerly agricultural economist with photo shows Mr. Austin Davis, President
the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- tion, presenting plaques to Craig Griffi
as its first agricultural representative to Gerald Hooker of Plant City for his chan
join their staff. of Tavares with Craig's reserve champion
The new program Vetzel of Tampa-Hillsborough Chapter w
is designed primarily Wimauma champion Hereford bull, who
as a service function President of the Florida Hereford Associa
-but most lending 4 -1 bull and female which belong to Milto
activities will be de- Hodges)
veloped in participa- Ja s N i
tion with smaller James Nolan is 6th
banks. Vice President
During his earlier
years, he also lived JAMES NOLAN, North Miami Chapter, was
in Florida, and is CLARK selected to fill the office of State 6th
familiar with Flori- Vice President since Kenneth Cooley has
da's agricultural problems. entered the military service.

st Secretary of the Florida Aberdeen-Angus
ommy Hudspeth of St. Cloud for his
ter champion bull. Reserve champion bull
he Turkey Creek FFA Chapter. Cente&
of the Florida Shorthorn Breeders Associa"
n of Tavares for his champion bull, and
ipion female. Also shown is Carey Kirkley
female. Photo at bottom shows Robert
ith his champion Hereford female, and the
were presented plaques by Lovette Jacksoni
tion. Also shown are the reserve champion
n McMillon of Deland. (Photos by W. J'

Shirts For Convention
The official short-sleeve sport shirt
to be worn by delegates at the State
Convention is priced at $2.25. Order
immediately from Future Farmers
Supply Service, P. 0. Box 118o,
Alexandria, Virginia.

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956

South Dade Chapter group which presented the assembly program during National FFA Week. Reading left to right, sitting,
Peggy Hitchcock, Benny Martens, David Rutzke, James Stanford, Ward Weiss, Fritz Rutzke, Walter Weiss, Robert Core, Billy
Phillips, Floyd Harden; Standing left to right, Lansing Gordon, Miles Hale, Quartet: Buddy Bass, Bobby Mixon, Odis Richardson,
and Bobby Payne; James Taylor, Joe Strano, Joe Gray, Donald Brown, Roy G. Wood and Jack Walker.

FFA Week is Observed

Throughout Florida

F.F.A. WEEK, FEBRUARY 18-25, was pro-
claimed by Governor LeRoy Collins. It
received an added emphasis this year as
one of their members, Bill Gunter of
Live Oak, had just been proclaimed one

of Florida's five most outstanding young
men, by the State Junior Chamber of
Commerce. A picture of William T. Aplin,
State President, receiving the proclama-
tion from Governor Collins with Honor-

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chitty, owners of Stardust Ranch, with the bull they sold Sears
Roebuck Foundation for the Florida Association, FFA, and placed with the Lakeland
FFA Chapter. Also shown are Andrew Springer and Tommy Clark, members of the
chapter. (Photo by W. J. Hodges)

able Thomas E. Bailey, State Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction, was used
widely throughout the State. The news-
papers gave many interesting highlights
of Future Farmer work and accomplish-
ments on the Chapter, State, and National
level, and, along with the picture, many
extended best wishes for continued success
and growth through editorials and special
Four TV Stations in Florida (WDBO-
TV in Orlando, WFLA-TV in Tampa,
WCTV in Tallahassee, and WEAR-TV
in Pensacola) had special programs on
regularly scheduled time, which highlight-
ed some phase of vocational agriculture.
Numerous chapters throughout the
State presented one or more radio pro-
grams, and the South Dade Chapter had a
daily program for seven days over Station
WMIE, Miami. Each day they covered
different phases of F.F.A. and vocational
agriculture. Some chapters held their
Father and Son or Parents and Son Ban-
quet during the week.
Open house, posters, exhibits, civic
club programs, school assembly programs,
stickers on letters, and members wearing
their F.F.A. jacket, called the public's
attention to Future Farmer Week.

H. E.Wood Elected President
H. E. WOOD, State Supervisor of Agricul-
tural Education, was elected President of
the Southern Regional Conference for
1956-57, and Dr. E. W. Garris, Head
Teacher-Trainer of Agricultural Educa-
tion, University of Florida, was elected
as the Southern Regional Representative
on the teacher educational committee of
the AVA. A. R. Cox, Executive Secre-
tary, Florida Association, F.F.A., was
elected Regional Representative for F.F.
A. contests, and J. G. Smith, Area Super-
visor, Agricultural Education, has another
year to serve on the Board of Directors.

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956

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lltachua FF. Bos repicsented by
President Kennelh Moore, received a
nteuw Ford tractor from G. H. II'. Schmtdt.
itcepreiident ol the Florida Ford Tractor
Company. at cerei'onies during the
Florida State Fait. The chapter was
elected as the top chapter in the
"-lechian-:ed Florida" agricultural award.
Second place. Groveland received $30oo to
buy equipment lo, the Ford Iractlo
bought for then bv the local Kiwanis Club.

Ervin Hudson's

FFA Entry Wins

Fat Stock Honors

At State Fair

Top honors for FFA at the
Florida State Fair Fat Stock
Show went to Ervin Hudson of
Brandon with his magnificent
Hereford steer.
It was Jackson Grain Company's
pleasure to work with Ervin in
supervising the feeding program
and helping to prepare his
animal for the event. For many
years, Jackson Grain Company
has taken an active interest in
FFA's program of building
character and promoting tech-
nical advancement among farm
youth throughout Florida.

WINNER'S CIRCLE is taken by Ervin Hudson and
his FFA Champion Hereford steer. It weighed
999 pounds shrunk, and grossed Ervin a hand-
some sum of $1998 at the Sale.

Hilliam T. Aplhn, President, with the
other State Officers, presented the Honor-
ar- State Farmer Degree to Honorable
Ray E. Green, State Comptroller. and
Robert .. Morris. .AgvRultural Represen.
native of the First .Vational Bank of



Honorable Nathan Mayo presented
George Casev of Largo with a plaque
from the Florida Guernsey Cattle Club
for showing the grand champion cou..
Harry Griffin of Barlow received two
plaques from the Florida Jersev Cattle
Club for showing the champion bull and
female and received the exhibitors rota-
ting trophy from the Florida Dairy As-
sociation. (above photos by II'. 7.

Members of the Orlando-Edgewater FFA beef cattle judging team, checking judging
card with their Adviser, Emory I'. O'Neal, and Principal, O. R. Davis. Left to right:
Lee Hurst. )aY I'oss, O''eal, Davis, Paul Keen and Bill Teague, Alternate.

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Highlights at Convention

Delegate Dinner
Tractor Driving Contest
Softball and Horse Shoe Pitching
Parliamentary Procedure Contest
Public Speaking and String Band
Bandshell Program

Quartet and Harmonica Contests
Selection of State Sweetheart
Awardi ig State Farmer Degrees
Election and Installation of Officers
Special Awards
Beach Swimming
Special Luncheon
Annual Fish Fry

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better agriculture and sound citizenship and leader-
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Bill Gunter Gains
More Recognition
BILL GUNTER of Live Oak was named
one of the five "Outstanding Young
Men" by the Florida Jaycees at their
recent conference in Tallahassee. L. S.
Rep. Paul G. Rogers of West Palm Beach;
Warren M. Goodrich of Bradenton,
Manatee County prosecuting attorney;
Ralph A. Renick of Miami, News Director
of TV Station WTVJ; and Dr. Iran
Stewart of Haines City, biochemist who
has made important contributions to the
study of plant nutrition, were the other
four outstanding young men. The nomi-
nations blank for Bill gave the following
Bill Gunter relinquished the reins as
National President of the Future Farmers
of America in October of 1955. He is
a worthy successor to Doyle Conner,
(Continued on page 15)

Best Wishes

Dial 3-4571
Daytona Beach

State President Issues Call
By the power vested in me as State President of the Florida Association,
Future Farmers of America, I am issuing a call to all Chapters to send
delegates to the State Convention at Daytona Beach, Florida, June r11-1. 1956.
.ll chartered Chapters in.good standing with the State Association and
National organization are entitled to select and send two delegates each,
from the active membership, and those candidates nominated for the State
Farmer Degree by the Executive Officers Committee of the Florida Associa-
tion, and all District and Area contest winners.
As a State Association, we have accomplished many outstanding things
this past year and at this, our 28th State Convention, plans will be made
for the important year ahead. Regular business will be transacted, State
contests held, and awards made.
I extend to each of you an invitation to contribute in your own way
toward the success of this annual Convention, thus making it an occasion
long to be remembered.
Florida Association,
Future Farmers of America

Welcome to
Future Farmers

Across from Princess Issena

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Top amnmals at Pasco fair at Dade City included Grand View Acres Lady Larry Mixer,
left with 7oe Vicholson, Dade City chapter Grand Iiew Acres CMR Perfect Rollo with
Frank Barice.

Brief Reviews of 1955-56

Livestock Shows and Sales

Charles Lowe, Sarasota. had the FFA
champion which was also the grand
champion. and sold it to Publix Market
for $i.o6 per Ib.. grossing $985.80. Other
top FFA exhibitors by breeds were: Brah-
man, Leroy Hawkins, Sarasota; Hereford,
Sarasota Chapter: Angus, Thaser Stem,
Sarasota; Braford, Sarasota Chapter: and
lightweight steers, also Sarasota Chapter.

. -QUINCY )"
WaVne Belle, Bainbridge, Georgia FFA
Chapter, sold his reserve grand champion
for 52r per pound to Allen's Food Store
of Bainbridge; Robert Maxwell, Quincy
Chapter, had the grand champion pen of
three; Bradley Monroe, Quincy. and Jim
Henry Slappey, Havana. resere. Hertz
Fletcher, Greensboro Chapter, won the
Florida Chain Store Council gain-in-

Quincy's reserve grand champion, also
adult champion. is pictured with W'ayne
Bell of Bainbridge, Georgia.

weight contest, as his steer gained 2.7 Ibs.
per day during the feeding period. Dwight
Clarke Greensboro Chapter, won the
Nathan NMao $ioo.oo scholarship. Wil-
laim T. Aplin, State President, con-
ferred the Honorary State Farmer degree
upon H. P. Chastain, Sunnyland Packers
Thomasville. Georgia, and James E. Pace,
Animal Husbandr)man, Agricultural Ex-
tension Ser\ice, Gainesville. Marianna
won the Florida Times Union rotating
trophy in judging.

Rudy Beddingfield, Winter Haven FFA
Chapter, and Johnny Thomas, Fort
Meade, showed the grand and reserve
champion steers. Rudy's taoo lb. Here-
ford was bought by Publix Market of
Lakeland for S2.o0 per lb. while Johnny's
945 lb. Angus was purchased by Kwik
Chek for 780 per lb. (Picture on page 15)

This was the champion FFA steer, shown
by its owner, Bradley Munroe of the
Quincv FFA Chapter.

Floyd Rogers, Trenton Chapter, grand
champion 946 lb. Angus steer. was pur-
chased by Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. for
5 per lb. grossing $551.38. Gene Van
Aernam, Cross City Chapter. reserve
grand, sold for 29g per lb. to the Fannin
Springs Restaurant netting $276. Billy
Colson, Trenton Chapter, won the adult
division with his Hereford steer, which
was in the grand champion pen of three
steers, and sold to Sunnyland Packing
Company of, Gainesville at 190 per Ib,
grossing $417 for the three animals weigh-
ing 2197 Ibs.

Joe Nicholson, Dade City, had the
champion Hereford female, Lad) Larn
Mixer IV.

Lamar Jenkins and Jackie Curtis of
the Williams Chapter at Live Oak, had
the grand and reserve champion steers,
respectively, of the show. Lamar received
580 per lb. from the Madison Dining
Room for his steer and Jackie received
370 per lb. from the Suwannee Packing
Company of Live Oak. Orrin Hamilton,
Monticello Chapter, exhibited the youth
cfampion pen of three steers. Wilmer
Bembry, Jasper and his chapter had the
champion and reserve of the youth di-
vision. Payton Membry, Jasper, exhibit.
ed the grand champion pen of three'

Carey Kirkley, Tavares, FFA champion
840 Ib. Hereford steer was bought by J. B.
Hawkins for Lvkes Brothers at 40o per
lb., grossing $337.60. Minor Jones IV,
Ft. Meade, grossed $369.oo on his reserve
champion Hereford steer from the Kwik
Chek store in Barrow. Carey received
the Nathan Mayo scholarship of $1oo.oo,
while the Brooksville FFA Chapter team
won the judging contest. Jimmy Martin,
(Continued on page 14)

Alax Carr former FFA member of Bee-
wood Herefords at Sarasota is pictured
with the grand champion Hereford
female in the Sarasota and Manatee
County Shows.

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956


Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., of Live Oak
bought this grand champion steer held
by Owner Floyd Rogers. Purchasing for
Winn-Dixie were Mr. and Mrs. Sam

Gene Van Aernam is pictured here with
his reserve grand champion steer.

Champion steer in the adult division was
this Hereford exhibited by Billy Colson.

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is visiting Future Farmers and Future
Farmer Chapters in Florida during his 18
month world tour, which was arranged
by the International Farm Youth Ex-
change. In Victoria, his parents own and
operate a 500 acre livestock farm and he
is President of the County Senior Young
Farmers Club.

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Clark W. Davis right, above, of Wilmington, Delaware, new Chairman of the Sponsor-
ing Committee for the Future Farmers of America Foundation, Inc., chats with
national officers of the FFA. Mr. Davis is General Manager of the Grasselli Chemicals
Department, E. I. duPont deNemours & Company. The FFA officers left to right, are:
Lynn Loosli, Ashton, Idaho, vice president; Dale Ring, Wooster, Ohio, vice president;
Allen Colebank, Morgantown, W. Va., vice president; Lennie Gamage, Cartersville,
Va., vice president; Terrell Benton, yr., Jefferson, Ga., student secretary, and Dan
Dunham Lakeview, Oregon, national FFA president.

Clark W. Davis Elected Sponsoring

Committee Chairman For 1956-57

CLARK W. DAVIS, General Manager of the
Grasselli Chemicals Department, E. I.
duPont deNemours & Company, Wilming-
ton, Delaware, has been elected Chair-
man of the Sponsoring Committee for the
Future Farmers of America Foundation,
Inc., an organization which provides an
award program to stimulate the interest
of farm boy students of vocational agricul-
His election came at the close of a
joint meeting of donors and the FFA
Foundation Board of Trustees. Represent-
actives of organizations, business and
industrial concerns attended the session
which was held January 27 in the
Department of Health, Education, and
Welfare Building at Washington, D.
C. He succeeds A. F. Davis of Cleve-
land, Ohio. During this meeting the
Board of Trustees presented the 1956
Foundation program and a report of last
year's operations.
The FFA Foundation has budgeted
$183,208.00 in an award program for
1956, and the Treasurer's report revealed
that contributions during 1955 totalled
$179,o58.99 from 262 donors. (business
firms and organizations, and individual
Best known of the awards sponsored
by the Foundation is the Star Farmer of
America prize of $1,ooo given each year
at the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City, Missouri, to the Future
Farmer who is judged the nation's most
outstanding in farming and leadership.
Many other State and national prizes are
provided by the Foundation in such fields

as public speaking, farm mechanics, farm
electrification, soil and water manage-
ment, and farm safety. Included are
about 45,000 medals awarded annually to
boys who are most outstanding in their
local FFA chapters.
The Foundation program for 1956, as
developed by the Board of Trustees is
substantially the same as in 1955, except
that awards for American Farmer degree
winners in FFA, and Superior Farmer
Degree winners in the NFA, were increas-
ed from $75.00 to $1oo.oo each, with the
stipulation that the winners must be in
attendance at the convention to qualify
for the cash award.
The Board of Trustees of the FFA
Foundation is composed entirely of men
working in the field of vocational agricul-
ture; eight State Supervisors of Agricul-
tural Education, give representatives of
the Agricultural Branch in the U. S.
Office of Education, and the treasurer,
who is State Superintendent of Public
Instruction in Virginia. However, the
donors have organized a Sponsoring Com-
mittee of their own ranks to handle the
work of obtaining Foundation funds. It
is this Committee that Mr. Davis heads.

Livestock Shows
(Continued from page 12)
Danny Barn, and Walter Rush made up
the team. Martin and Jimmy Moore of
Reddick, tied for high individual and
Rush was second. Craig Griffin, Tavares,
was third in the showmanship contest.
Horace Quincey, Trenton, had the
champion FFA lightweight, Floyd Rogers,

Trenton, placed second to Kirkley in
the mediumweight; and Leroy Baldwin,
Ocala, placed second to Jones in the
William T. Aplin, State FFA President,
presented the Honorary State Farmer
Degree to Dr. R. B. Becker, Extension
Dairyman, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville, and James Richardson, Vice Pres-
ident of the Commercial Bank and Trust
Company in Ocala and Chairman of the
Agricultural Committee, Florida Bankers

Alan Hollman, Sebring, had the top
steer under 500 lbs.; Arthur Spring, top
FFA steer 500-599 lbs.; and Lowell Liskey,
top steer 600-699 lbs. Judging contest
winners in order were: Ronald Womach,
Sebring; Roger Barber, Lake Placid;
Harold Jackson and Arthur Roberts,

Milton McMillon showed the reserve
champion Hereford female. Other blue
winners showing Herefords in the youth
division, all from Deland were: under 1
year-Jack Sassard and Billy Foster; senior
bulls-Dale Utter.

The Wildwood Chapter Judging team
of Dallas Show, Billy Forrester, and
Bobby Tehoe, won first place. High
individuals were Ed Partin of Kissimmee,
first, and tied for second, Tommy
Hudspeth of St. Cloud and Bobby Tehoe.

Ervin Hudson, Bradenton, sold his
FFA champion to Publix Market for
$2.00 per lb., which grossed him $1998 for
his Hereford steer weighing 999 lb.
shrunk. Clay Durrett, Plant City, sold
his reserve FFA champion to Morrisons
Imperial House in Orlando for 750 per
lb., grossing $843.73. Other champions
with their weights in the FFA division
were shown by Tony Valinoti, Brandon
and Wimauma FFA Chapter, middle-
weight. (See picture on page 9)

Tommy Lee, Taveres Chapter, had the
top 2 animals in the Eustis Livestock
Show, grading average choice and choice,
which sold for 24J and 254 per lb.

Grant Richman, Ft. Myres, had the
only champion named in the youth
division. Top animals by class-steers
under 400 lbs., Melvin Williams; 400-500
Ibs, Marvin Montgomery; Heifer calf,
Wayne Nipper, Ft. Myers.

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956

(Continued from page 11)
Speaker-Elect of the House of Represen-
tatives, who was named one of Florida's
Five Outstanding Young Men when he
served in the office in 1948-49. National
Magazines termed him as the travelingest
young man in the nation and he spent
one full year traveling over the length of
this country, selling the story of agricul-
ture in communities, to businesses, up to
the White House. To show the respect
that is held for this national organization,
he spent an afternoon with President
Eisenhower, discussing agriculture
problems and presenting the program of
this organization for students studying
vocational agriculture. Hundreds of
speaking engagements from California to
the Northwest filled his year with such
important engagements as speaking be-
fore the National Farm Bureau meeting
in New York and as a major figure at the
week long Institute of American Coopera-
tives. His engagements included a week-
end visit with the President of Firestone
and he talked with the maior industrial
figures of the nation who produce agricul-
ture equipment. This list would fill a
page in itself but suffice to say that
General Motors, Case Tractors, num-
erous banks,, including the Hanover of
New York, played host to him and he
talked to the Directors and Officers
about agriculture and the part that youth
through programs such as the FFA, are
playing in it. In this connection, which
(Continued on page 16)

Publix buyers-T. E. Vann, H. T. Cole-
man, Floyd Stringer, and Lamar Blanton
-bought the champ steer from Rudy
Beddingfield at the Polk County youth

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

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956

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is one of public relations, Bill was one of
two students in the entire nation selected
to travel in England and Europe for one
summer as this nation's representatives to
sell America in an exchange program.
Two young Britishers were sent over
here as the counterpart. As H. E. Wood,
State Director of Vocational Agriculture,
wrote in his recommendation-this is not
one of the finest this is the finest young
man that it has been my pleasure to see
grow. This has been the contribution of
a young man who deserved his recogni-
tion. In only 2l-short years he has been
called upon to sell an educational pro-
gram to the top man in the nation. He
did it without one iota of boastfulness
and gained the praise of National Di-
rectors of the FFA as one of the greatest
presidents that the organization has pro-
This to our mind is twofold. First
of all, Bill was a national figure and was
promoting the most basic of all industries
in our country-agriculture. He was an
example to young men over the nation
of what boys from humble beginnings
can do. He dropped out of school for a
semester to carry on his work and found
little time to assist his father in running
their dairy farm. Now he is back com-
pleting his education and plans to teach
vocational agriculture. He has turned
down many jobs at amazing starting
salaries because he feels that he should
help other young men have an oppor-
tunity such as his. His contribution has
been that of serving as an example.
Another thought is that he has represent-
ed the State of Florida in this national
capacity. In his talks he helped to boost
Florida and particularly its agricultural
economy. Without a doubt to the mem-
bers of the Live Oak Junior Chamber of
Commerce, he is one of Florida's Five
Outstanding Young Men. On the night
of January 20, 1956, he was given the
Distinguished Service Award of the Live
Oak Jaycees as the outstanding young
man in Suwannee County during the past
A few of the Activities and Affiliations
listed on the nomination blank were:
Future Farmers of America-National
President 1954-55; named as one of two
FFA members in the nation to tour
Europe on Goodwill Tour, primarily
England 1954 (summer); FFA State Vice-
President; Star Dairy Farmer; Tri-State
Public Speaking Contest winner (Florida,
Georgia, Alabama); Florida Blue Key;
Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity;
past managing Editor of Student News-
paper; Alpha Zeta professional fraternity;
President, University of Florida Baptist
Student Union; outstanding freshman,
College of Agriculture; won almost every
conceivable honor while student in High
School in Live Oak (President of the
Student Body, etc.)

Many Former FFA Members Are

Now Dairymen in Lafayette Co.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY boasts of twenty-two
commercial dairies operating within its
borders. The Lafayette F.F.A. Chapter at
Mayo, with Mr. Earl Rumph as Adviser, is
proud of the fact that seven of these dairy-
men are former members of the organization.
Some are operating as owners and others on
a father-son partnership basis.
FOYE O'STEEN: Foye was a charter mem-
ber of the Lafayette Chapter; he served as
the first secretary in the school year of 1938-
39. He has a father-son partnership with his
father, Marshall O'Steen. He married Nelda
Land, is the father of five girls and, last but
not least, one son.
He and his father have a 360 acre farm
three miles east of Mayo. They own 150 head
of dairy cattle, some grade and others regis-
cered. Last year they averaged milking
eighty-five head, producing about 75,000
gallons, which was sold in bulk to Borden's
who transported it by tank-truck to Talla-
Foye's cattle graze on Pensacola Bahia and
Argentina Bahia pastures. Coastal Bermu-
da, Pangola, Indigo and Alyce Clover are
saved for hay and fed during the winter
while the cattle are grazing oats and rye.
Corn grown on the farm is snapped and
used to cut the cost of "sack" feed.
Other enterprises are 7.6 acres of flue
cured tobacco, and corn and peanuts fed to
hogs for the home meat supply.
HERBERT PERRY: Herbert was a charter
member of the Lafayette Chapter and is the
owner and operator of a 240 acre farm four
miles northwest of Mayo. He married Clyde
O'Steen (Foye's sister) and they have two
boys and two girls.
Herbert now owns seventy head of dairy
cattle and milked thirty last year; he pro-
duced about 37,500 gallons which was sold in
bulk to Borden's.
The cattle graze on Pensacola Bahia, Ar-
gentina Bahia, Pangola and Coastal Bermuda
permanent pastures. Rye and oats are used
as temporary pastures during winter months.
Corn for grain and Pangola and Coastal
Bermuda are used for hay to cut down feed
Other farm enterprises include 3.4 acres
of flue cured tobacco, twenty-four acres of
watermelons, and 60 acres of corn and pea-
nuts to feed hogs.
R. A. Jackson: R. A. was a member of the

Lafayette Chapter for four years, served as
vice-president for one year and graduated
in the class of '48. He continued farming at
the home of his parents for the rest of that
R. A. is now the owner of an eighty acre
farm and rents thirty acres four miles east
of Mayo on U.S. 27. He married Mildred
Hudson of O'Brien and they have a two
year old daughter.
They own forty-two dairy cattle and milk
thirty head, producing about 27,000 gallons
last year which was sold in bulk to Borden's.
The cattle graze on Pensacola Bahia and
Pangola pastures. Indigo and Pangola are
cut for hay and corn for silage.
In addition to the dairy, he grows 2.7
acres of flue cured tobacco.
WYATT O'STEEN: Wyatt was a member
of the Lafayette Chapter for five years, 1945-
50, and took an active part, especially in
judging livestock.
After attending Chipola Junior College
for nearly two years, he returned home and
married Mevelyn Land. They now have a
son and a daughter.
He entered in a partnership with his
father, G. B. O'Steen and began operating
a dairy in February, 1952. They own a 320
acre farm and have recently increased their
dairy herd to 225 head.
Last year they milked seventy-three and
produced 110,000 gallons which was sold
in bulk to Borden's. They have Pensacola
and Pangola pastures. Also, they save Indigo
and Pangola hay and raise corn which is
snapped to help cut down cost on "sack"
Other farm enterprises include: six acres
of flue cured tobacco and twenty acres of
corn and peanuts for feeder hogs.
FOYE JACKSON: Foye was an active mem-
ber of the Lafayette Chapter for four years,
1947-1951, and served as sentinel in '50 and
'51. After finishing high school, he continued
in a father-son partnership in operating a
724 acre farm. Two brothers are a part of
the partnership with Foye and his father,
W. C. Jackson. They began the operation of
the dairy in the fall of '49. This was the
first commercial dairy in the county and is
the oldest in operation at the present.
They own 125 head of dairy cattle and
milked sixty last year, producing 62,000 gal-
(Continued on page 19)

a -V
Dwight Troup, Fort Pierce, third from left, was presented a 28" trophy by the St.
Lucie County Cattlemens Association as the most promising young cattleman of the
year 1955". Others receiving awards were Bill Padrick, President of the St. Lucie
County Cattlemens Association; Nathan Holmes, Also Adams (presenting the awards),
"Uncle Wright" Carlton, and B. E. Alderman.

The Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1956

Over 600 Attend

Seaboard Meet

MORE THAN 600 persons attended an
integrated utilization program which was
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Company, held on the old
Williston, Florida airport property. The
entire program was supervised by the
Railroad's Industrial Forester, Robert N.
Featured speakers on this occasion
included Congressman D. R. Billy Mat-
thews; Warren T. White, Assistant Vice
President, Seaboard Air Line Railroad;
Harry E. Wood, State Supervisor of
Vocational Agriculture; and J. Edwin
Moore, Assistant State Forester, and W. S.
Swingler, Assistant Chief of U. S. Forest
Service. Speaker-Designate Doyle E. Con-
nor of Starke, delivered the address of
This program was billed as a twelve-
ring circus in the woods with the major
accent being placed on wood utilization.
In charge of the discussions on produc-
tion of cross ties was Robert W. Cook,
Chief Tie and Timber Agent, Seaboard
Air Line Railroad at Jacksonville; pole
production had as its discussion leader
Sam Balser, Southern Wood Preserving
Company, Atlanta, Ga. Production and
treatment of fence posts was under, the
direction of Tony Jensen, Assistant Ex-
tension Forester, Gainesville, and Wilburn
Farrell, County Agent of Bronson. Pro-
duction of pulpwood was under the
direction of Harry D. Johnson, Assistant
Manager, Woodlands Division, St. Regis
Paper Company, Jacksonville. Discussions
on forest insect damage were directed
by E. P. Merkel, Forest Entomologist of
the Southeastern Forest Experiment
Station, Asheville, N. C., while the timber
stand improvement discussions were
supervised by James E. Lavely, Farm
Forester, Florida Forest Service, Ocala.
Ernest A. Clevenger, Vice President
of the Corley Manufacturing .Company,
Chattanooga, Tenn., served as discussion
leader on sawmilling with George B.
Williams, Vice President of Turpentine
& Rosin Factors, Jacksonville, and Ralph
Clements, Lake City Branch, Southeast
Forest Experiment Station, being in
charge of the demonstration featuring
new methods in the production of naval
stores. George W. Mosely, President of
the Florida Forest Equipment Company
from Jacksonville supervised the mechani-
cal tree planting phase and Harold
Mikell, District Forester, Florida Forest
Service, Ocala, supervised the fire-control
equipment demonstration. Maintenance
and operation of chain saws had as its
group leader Fred Mullino of the Florida
Forestry Equipment Company, Jackson-
ville, and supervising the demonstration

Discussing the Forestry Program at Williston, Florida are shown, left to right, Gene
Bailey, Mayor of Williston; Harold Mikell, District Forester; Robert N. Hoskins,
Industrial Forester for Seaboard Air Line Railroad; J. Hurtis Smith, Vocational
Agriculture Instructor; Jim Senterfitt, Soil Conservation Service; Wilburn Farrell,
Levy County Agent.

and actual discussion on the use of the
Little Beaver Tree Girdler was Joe Beal,
Field Assistant of. the International
Paper Company, Bronson, Fla.
This program was an all-day affair with

sandwiches, coffee and coca-cola served
free courtesy of the Seaboard Railroad.
The Ocala F.F.A. String Band provided
music for this gathering.

THE VOCATIONAL agriculture programs over Station WFLA-TV in Tampa are still
receiving 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 three
months on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. are as follows:
Date(1956) Subject Teacher School
April 7 Ornemantal Propagation ....... W. B. Howell..............Kathleen
April 21 Rope Work ................... Eugene Doss .............. Mulberry
May 5 Citrus Propagation ............ W. S. Fletcher ... Arcadia (De Soto)
May 19 Milk Sanitation ................ C. M. Lawrence............ Lakeland
June 2 Cucumber Production ..........J. W. Maddox...Wauchula (Hardee)
June 16 Know Your Grasses............. Oscar Lastinger ............ Brandon
June 30 Grading Eggs .................. Robert Gunson .......... Auburndale
July 14 Variety Show .................. J. K. Privett............. Polk County
July 28 Outdoor Cooking ..............R. F. Lee...... Bradenton (Manatee)

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 three months on
Saturday ai 1 p.m. are as follows:
Date Subject Teacher School
May 5 F.F.A. Winners ................ J. Bates Johnson, Jr.. Boone (Orlando)
May 12 Pruning Citrus ..............C. M. Lawrence............Lakeland
May 19 Growing Poultry ............... Jimmie Northrop ............Deland
May 26 Selecting Beef Cattle............ Edgar Tomberlin .........Wildwood
June 2 Variety Show .................. J. Bates Johnson, Jr..Boone (Orlando)
June 9 Selecting a Vocation ........... R. H. Hargraves.......... Lakeview
June 16 State F.F.A. Convention......... A. R. Cox..Exec. Sec'y. Florida F.F.A.
June 23 Tractor Maintenance & Safety.... Emory O'Neal..Edgewater (Orlando)
June 30 Hog Farming ................. Bill Perry ................ Kissimmee
July 7 Air Layering .................. Vern Wilson........ Boone (Orlando)
July 14 Care of Ornamental Plants. ..... Ed Harris ...................Apopka
July 21 Orchid Growing ............... Herbert Henley .... Boone (Orlando)
July 28 Care of Young Citrus Trees...... Elmer Badger ................ Ocoee

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THE VOCATIONAL agriculture teachers in the Southeast Alabama, North Florida, and
Southwest Georgia Area attended a TV clinic in Dothan, Alabama, Saturday,
January i2, conducted by H. E. Moreland of the Library School at Florida State
University in Tallahassee. They accepted the offer of Station WTVY-TV in Dothan
to present a 15-minute show on vocational agriculture each Saturday, starting March
3, 1956. The time of the programs will be 3:15 p.m. (CST). The first five months
programs will be as follows:
Date(1956) Subject Teacher School
March 3 Introduction to Vo-Ag and FFA..J. L. Parish............ Geneva, Ala.
March 10 The Home Vegetable Garden..... Guy D. Ward ..... Bottonwood, Ala.
March 17 Honey ..........................J. L. Adderhold ........ Chipley, Fla.
March 24 Variety Program ................. R. E. Balkcom and
T. A. Williams.......... Blakely. Ga.
March 31 Mineral Mixtures for Hogs....... Joel S. Bass........ .Wicksburg, Ala.
April 7 Grading Eggs ................... D. E. Treadwell........ Bonifay, Fla.
April 14 District Winners (Alabama) ...... B. L. Martin............ Ozark, Ala.
April 21 Variety Program ................ Rex F. Toole........ Marianna, Fla.
April 28 Fitting and Showing Beef Cattle..B. B. Baker and
C. W. Smith..... Donaldsonville, Ga.
May 5 Garden Insects .................. B. A. Johnson...New Brockton, Ala.
May 12 Title to be Selected ...............N. C. Alexander...... Damascus, Ga.
May 19 District Winners (Florida) ........ Gharod Whitfield .. Cottondale, Fla.
May 26 District Winners (Georgia) .......J. A. Cannon..............Jakin, Ga.
June 2 Pasture Grasses ................. Connie McLean..Coffee Springs, Ala.
June 9 Food Processing ................. R. E. Balkcom and
T. A. Williams.......... Blakely, Ga.
June 16 State Winners (Alabama) ........ F. W. Wood.......... Kingston, Ala.
June 23 Culling Poultry ................. W. C. Revell..... Poplar Springs, Fla.
June 30 State Winners (Florida) .......... R. F. Toole.......... Marianna, Fla.
July 7 Adult Farmer Classes ............. B. A. Johnson & New Brockton, Ala.
J. W. Reeder........ Enterprise, Ala.
July 14 Market Type of Hogs............J. G. Yeager......... Headland, Ala.
July 21 Farm Safety ..................... Hugh Woolley ...... Graceville, Fla.
July 28 Variety Program ................ J. W. Brown........... '.Sneads, Fla.

THE VOCATIONAL agriculture programs over Station WCTV in Tallahassee and
Thomasville are receiving praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and girls
and teachers and their coordinator, 0. Z. Revell of Tallahassee. Programs for the
next three months on Thursdays at 1:oo p.m. (EST) are as follows:
Date(1956) Subject Teacher School
May 5 Soldering .......................... G. G. Alexander.. Monticello, Fla.
May 12 District Winners (Florida) .......... David B. Smith.... Madison, Fla.
May 19 Know Your Weeds .................. John M. S. Thomas. Quitman, Ga.
May 26 Livestock Show ..................... S. E. Lee........ Ochlochnee, Ga.
June 2 Grading Vegetables ............... C. A. Miller........ Coolidge, Ga.
June 9 Know Your Grasses............ ..... Earl Rumph ......... Mayo, Fla.
June 16 District Winners (Georgia) ............***................ **, Georgia
June 23 State Winners (Florida) ............. Z. Revell..... Tallahassee, Fla.

June 30 Cooperative Marketing .............. D. E. Ryals........... Altha, Fla.
July 7 *** ............................. C. F. Bailey...... Bainbridge, Ga.
July 14 Farm & Home Safety................ C. W. Duke ..... Attapulgus, Ga.
July 21 Variety Show ...................... J. W. Brown ........Sneads, Fla.
July 28 Grades of Flue Cured Tobacco....... Earl Rumph ......... Mayo, Fla.

THE VOCATIONAL agriculture programs over Station WEAR-TV in Pensacola are
receiving praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and girls and teachers and
their coordinator, V. T. Sewell of Tate High School in Gonzalez. Programs for the
next three months on Saturdays at 10:15 a.m. (CST) are as follows:
Date(1956) Subject Teacher School
May 5 FFA Ceremonies ................. B. H. Nail........ Bay Minette, Ala.
May 12 District Winners (Florida) .......T. C. Campbell.DeFuniak Spgs., Fla.
May 19 Grading Eggs .................... Arol Hudson........... Vernon, Fla.
May 26 Selecting Breeding Ewes.......... B. C. Nix...............Foley, Ala.
June 2 Arc Welding .................... B. H. Nall ........Bay Minette, Ala.
June 9 State Winners (Alabama) ........ J. E. Andrews. .... East Brewton, Ala.
June 16 Soybeans ....................... T. V. Bishop ....... Robertsdale, Ala.
June 23 State Winners (Florida) ..........W. O. Manning..Ponce de Leon, Fla.
June 30 Cooperative Marketing .......... Gordon Walther ...... Bonifay. Fla.
July 7 Refinishing Furniture ...........0. R. Farish... Tate (Gonzalez, Fla.)
July 14 Farm & Home Safety............. McArthur Hines.... Flomaton, Ala.
July 21 Variety Show .................... Alton A. Harrison. ......... Jay, Fla.
July 28 What Vocational Agriculture J. E. Baldwin........ .Paxton (Fla.)
Has Meant to Me................ Florala, Ala.

Former FFA Members
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ions which was sold to Borden's.
Pensacola Bahia, Pangola and native car-
pet grass are used for permanent pastures.
Indigo is used for hay and grazing. Pangola
hay and snapped corn are used to supple-
ment oats which are used for temporary
Other farm enterprises include an eighty
acre tree farm, ten acres of tobacco, twenty
acres watermelons, and corn and peanuts
for feeder hogs to furnish the home meat
Foye is single and lives with his parents.
ALVIN LAND: Alvin was a member of
the Lafayette Chapter in 1949-50. Since then
he has been in partnership with his father,
J. T. Land. They now own 220 acres of land
five miles southeast of Mayo.
Alvin is single and lives with his parents.
They have new increased their dairy herd
to fifty head but milked only twenty last
year, producing about 22,000 gallons which
was sold in bulk to Borden's.
They have Pensacola Bahia and Pangola
for permanent pastures and cut Indigo and
Pangola for hay. Corn is raised for grain
and oats are used for temporary pasture.
Other enterprises include flue cured tobac-
co, a small tree farm, and corn for feeding
hogs for home meat supply.
WAYNE LAND: Wayne (Red) was an
active member of the Lafayette Chapter in
1950-1952. He left school at the age of six-
teen to enter a partnership with his father,
George W. Land. They now own and operate
a 215 acre farm two miles northeast of Mayo.
Wayne is still single and lives with his par-
ents. Wayne and his father recently increased
their dairy herd to eighty-five head. Last
year they milked twenty-eight head that
produced 22,000 gallons which was sold in
tulk to Borden's.
They have Pensacola Bahia for perma-
nent pasture; Indigo and Pangola are grown
for hay, and corn is grown for grain.
Other farm enterprises include 10.2 acres
of tobacco, corn and peanuts for feeder
hogs, and cane for syrup.

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