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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
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American Farmer Degrees
For Eight Floridians

State Forestry Awards

FFA Officers on Good
Will Tour



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Pictured above is an artist's sketch of the $275,000 office building being constructed by the National FFA Organization near
Alexandria, Virginia. Completion of the building is expected next spring. It will be used to house the Future Farmers' Supply
Service and the National FUTURE FARMER Magazine.

150 Floridians Will Attend

National FFA Convention

THE FLORIDA Association will be well re-
presented at the 29th National FFA Con-
vention in Kansas City, October 15-18,
by a delegation of approximately 150
members, teachers of vocational agricul-
ture, parents and friends.
Seasoned by his success in the Florida,
Tri-State and Southern Regional Con-
tests, Public Speaker, Lloyd Dubroff from
the Altha Chapter will participate in
National competition at the convention,
for the title of National Public Speaker.
Among the members of the National
FFA Band, leading the American Royal
Parade on Saturday, October 20, will be
Robert Wiley of Auburndale.
Singing in the 1oo voice National
Chorus will be Richard N. Gandy, Hava-
na Chapter, and Artilee Lowe, Ocala
The leadership and farming achieve-
ments of eight Future Farmers from
Florida will be marked by their receiv-
ing the highest degree awarded any
Future Farmer at the National Con-
vention when they will be awarded the
American Farmer Degree. The eight are
Donald Cason, Chiefland; Edwin Clay-
ton Faglie, Monticello; Jack Faircloth,
Bonifay; Rudy Geraci, Wildwood; Bobby
Griffin, Bartow; Elmo Gerald Holland,
Wimauma; Kenneth Mills, Suwannee at
Live Oak; and James Quincey, Trenton.
In the business sessions of the Conven-
tion, Florida will be ably represented by
past State President William Aplin of
Paxton, and State President P. K. Beck
of Chiefland as delegates, and Vice Presi-
dents J. W. Manley, Fort Meade; Kenneth
Moore, Alachua; Don Clemmons, Blounts-

town; Duncan Wright, Ocala; Terry
McDavid, Pompano; and Sam Brewer,
Laurel Hill, as alternates.
The Florida Forest Service is supply-
ing the Florida exhibit for the National
Convention this year, in the Kansas City
Municipal Auditorium. The exhibit will
consist of a panorama of forestry show-
ing the cutting of pine trees and hauling
to the pulp mill.
Chilean Nitrate Leadership award win-
ners to attend are: Bobby Ray Durden,
Havana; Ed Norfleet, Jr., Newberry, 195'i

Star State Farmer, who will be in the
Massing of the State Flags ceremony; and
Grey Robinson, Kathleen.
The Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak,
State winner of the Forestry award, spon-
sored by the St. Regis Paper Company,
will be represented by Leslie Goff,
President of the Chapter, B. R. Mills,
Adviser, and several other members.
Eldred Hollingsworth, Walnut Hill
Chapter, winner of the Forestry contest
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line Rail-
road, with his Advisor, George G. Stone,
will be present and appear on a Kansas
City Lions Club Program arranged by
R. N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent
of SAL.
(Continued on page 19)

Call For National Convention
By the powers vested in me as National President of the Future Farmers
of America, I am issuing a call for all State Associations, the Commonwealth
of Puerto Rico and the Territory of Hawaii to send delegates to the National
Convention, which will be held in the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City
Missouri, October 15 through 18, 1956.
All chartered associations in good standing with the national organization
are entitled to select and send two delegates and two alternate delegates from
the active membership, and those candidates nominated for the American
Farmer Degree by the National Board of Student Officers and approved by
the National Board of Directors, also any members who have reservations in
Kansas City, and wish to attend the national convention.
As a national organization, we have accomplished many outstanding
things this past year and at this, our Twenty-Ninth National Convention,
plans will be made for the important year ahead. Regular business will be
transacted, the National Public Speaking Contest will be held, and awards
will be made.
Daniel B. Dunham
National President
P. 0. Box 2, Lakeview Orgeon
7uly 23, 1956

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Vocational Ag. Develops Leaders
Principal, Santa Fe High School, Alachua

EDUCATORS ARE constantly searching for ways to improve the high school curriculum.
Certainly one of the finest enrichments for a high school program is vocational agri-
culture. Needless to say, vocational agriculture is far more applicable in rural schools,
but there are many aspects of a vocational agriculture program that cannot be replaced





by other subjects in any school.
SHALL WE confine our thinking for just
a moment to a rural school or an agri-
cultural community and enumerate some
of the assets and contributions that are
made to the student, the.school and the
community by having a vocational agri-
culture program?
Certainly this course is designed so that
the student has an opportunity to apply
himself in a practical way toward the
solution of his many problems. The stu-
dent has the classroom, the agriculture
shop, the land laboratory plot, his home
farm and many other places where he
can learn new methods and scientific pro-
cedures in the art of farming. Not only
is a boy provided the proper setting for
learning all the techniques of farming,
farm management, marketing and vari-
ous other phases of a very complicated
vocation, but vocational agriculture pro-
vides some of the best leadership train-
ing and experiences of any course in a
school curriculum. One of the great-
est contributions of a vocational agricul-
ture program to a boy, his school or
community is the opportunity he has to
develop leadership qualities and actually
put them into practice in trying to make
his community a better place in which
to live.
In vocational agriculture, a boy has the
privilege of belonging to one of the best
organized clubs and one with the highest
ideals of any club in school. Yes, the
Future Farmers of America stand for
something good and worthwhile. They

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at Forestry Training Camp
practical forestry.

work together, they live together and
they play together. They assume and
share responsibilities of multiple kinds.
The whole program, whether it be in
the classroom or in the shop, in the land
laboratory plot or on their home farm,
(Continued on page 16)

A discussion of tropical timber trees is led by Informa-
tion and Education Forester, Howard Ellis. The courses
were set up to give FFA students a good background in

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XVII, NO. 4
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee. Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879, at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida.
President..................P. K. Beck, Chiefland President........Dan Dunham, Lakeview, Oregon
1st Vice-President.......J. W. Manley, Ft. Meade 1st Vice-Pres.. .AllenColebank, Morgantown, W. Va.
2nd Vice-President......Kenneth Moore, Alachua 2nd Vice-Pres. ......Lynn Loosli, Ashton, Idaho
3rd Vice-President....Don Clemmons, Blountstown 3rd Vice-Pres.............Dale Ring, Wooster, Ohio
4th Vice-President........Duncan Wright, Ocala 4th Vice Pres..Lennie H. Gammage, Cartersville, Va.
5th Vice-President......Terry McDavid, Pompano Student Sec'y. ....Terrell W. Benton, Jefferson, Ga.
6th Vice-President.......Sam Brewer, Laurel Hill 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 Fall, 1956


Sponsored by
Bonifay Kiwanis Club
"We Build"

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Sponsored by
Wildwood Lion's Club

Sponsored by
Farm Service Store
Purina Dealer, Bob Hansen

Sponsored by
Trenton F.F.A.

EDWIN FAGLIE, Monticello
Sponsored by
Monticello FFA

Sponsored by
McCollough Farm Supply,
Ft. Myers

Sponsored by
Your Home-owned & Home-operated
Citrus & Chemical Bank
of Bartow
Gibson & Wirt
Insurance Agency
"A friend to all farmers and FFA boys"

KENNETH MILLS, Suwannee-Live Oak
Sponsored by
The First National Bank
of Live Oak
Sponsoring FFA
activities in the Suwannee Valley
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

Business Firms




(Story on opposite Page)

Eight Floridians are Candidates for


At FFA National Convention

JACK FAIRCLOTH has always lived on a
farm, and began taking vocational agri-
culture in the eighth grade. Having work-
ed out a satisfactory program, he was
initiated to the Green Hand Degree in
the Bonifay Chapter in 1949. Each year,
he used recommended improved prac-
tices in purchasing seeds, feeds and fer-
tilizers, to increase the yields of crops
on his home farm.
He entered into a partnership with
his Father, in purchasing 320 acres of
good farm land. He reinvested the prof-
its from his supervised farming pro-
gram in expanding his farming activities
and received the State Farmer Degree in
1953. Today he has 65 acres of corn, 5
acres of cotton, 2 acres of sweet potatoes
and 2 acres of truck crops, besides 5 head
of beef animals, 66 head of hogs and 20
head of beef cattle for breeding.
Jack was very active in his local chap-
ter in that he was Secretary and Presi-
dent besides participating in many other
activities in the chapter and in the school.
At the present time, he is married, has
one child and in addition to farming, is
attending Chipola Junior College. The
college is so located that he can attend
college in the morning and farm in the

EDWIN FAGLIE became a member of the
Monticello FFA Chapter, after enrolling
in vocational agriculture in the Jefferson
County High School, during his freshman
year. He made splendid progress in his
farming program, earning $420.95 the
first year. By reinvesting his profits each
year, he received the Chapter Farmer and
State Farmer Degrees as he became eli-
gible for them.
Edwin was very active as a Future
Farmer in chapter activities, speaking on
many occasions and assisting in building
fair exhibits as well as promoting other
Future Farmer activities. He hopes to
eventually become a dairy farmer in
partnership with his Father. They are
buying cows and raising dairy heifers.
The producing cows are being leased to
other dairymen in the community until
a sufficient number have been secured
to start their own dairy. A program of
pasture improvement has been in prog-
ress for several years.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

Suwannee at Live Oak
KENNETH MILLS, as a freshman in 1951,
enrolled in vocational agriculture in the
Suwannee High School at Live Oak. He
became a Green Hand member of the
chapter with a farming program of to
acres of corn, 3 beef cows, 7 meat hogs,
and 1 registered gilt. In his second year,
he became a chapter Farmer and added
1.7 acres of tobacco, 2 acres of pecan
trees and i acre of corn. By irrigating
he produced o1o bushels of corn on his
one acre.
With the profits from his first years
farming program Kenneth purchased
half interest in the livestock and equip-
ment on the home farm for $1ooo.oo and
financed his share of the cost of the
crops for the next year. During his first
year of partnership, he had 22 acres
of corn, 6.6 acres of tobacco, 12 acres of
watermelons, 36 head of beef cattle, 34
head of meat hogs, and 8 acres of peanuts.
The profits from this year went to pay
for 40 acres of land and to buy a purebred
registered bull. Also, he was deeded 40
acres of land by his Grandfather.
Kenneth's enterprises during his four-
th year in school, included 60 acres of
corn, 78 meat hogs, 50 beef cows, 6.8
acres of tobacco, 5 acres of white acre
peas and 400 yards of tobacco bed. Upon
finishing school, he increased his farm-
ing program to 120 acres of corn, 7.5 acres
of tobacco, 12 acres of watermelons, 20
acres of peanuts, 50 beef cows and 86
head of hogs, with 600 yards of tobacco
seed bed.
He was very active in the chapter,
serving as President, a member of several
judging teams and chairman of many
committees, and received the outstand-
ing chapter farmer award. Kenneth has
said that it was through his participation
in Parliamentary Procedure, judging,
educational trips, and presiding at chap-
ter meetings and banquets, that he has
developed the courage to speak before
groups of people.

JAMES QUINCEY became a member of the
Trenton FFA Chapter when he enrolled
in vocational agriculture in the eighth
grade. As a Green Hand, he had to acres
of corn, to acres of peanuts and 6 head
of hogs. By reinvesting his profits, he was
able to increase his supervised farming

program each year, earning the Chapter
Farmer Degree and the State Farmer De-
gree. When he received his State Farmer
Degree in 1954, at the end of his senior
year in high school, he was elected Vice-
President of the Florida FFA Association.
Although he enrolled at the Univer-
sity of Florida, James continued and ex-
panded his supervised farming program
and this last year, he had 2 beef cattle
for breeding, 9 steers, 12 acres of Lupine,
8 head of hogs, 3/4 interest in 40 acres
of corn for grain and 1/4 interest in 52
acres of watermelons.
James has made many improvements
on the home farm and used improved
practices in connection with crops and
growing animals. He was an outstanding
officer in his local chapter, being a Re-
porter and President for two years, and
participating in many outstanding chap-
ter activities when his chapter was ac-
claimed outstanding chapter in coopera-
tive activities in the Nation. His many
other activities during school included
being an officer not only in his classes
but in many clubs, and serving as state
president of the Beta Club.
Since entering the University, he 'has
shown outstanding leadership in student
activities and his fraternity, and won the
Baptist Public Speaking contest for the
Southern Region. Also, he was one of the
two Florida delegates to attend leader-
ship training at Camp Miniwanca in
Shelby, Michigan.

DONALD CASON of Chiefland began taking
vocational agriculture in the 8th grade
at Chiefland High School, in 1949. Since
that time, he has continued to expand
his supervised farming program towards
becoming well established in farming.
He was very active as a Future Farmer
in chapter activities, participating in
many contests and as President of his
chapter as well as Vice President of the
State Association.
At the present time, Donald is farm-
ing in partnership with his Father. The
main enterprises of his program are hogs
for meat, cows for breeding, and large
acreages of corn, peanuts and water-
RUDY GERACI began work toward his
American Farmer Degree by enrolling in
(Continued on page 7)

Tree planter owned by the Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak, used to plant over
quarter of a million pine seedlings.

Fireline around the Allentown Chapter forest, and oak trees that were cut and poisoner

First Place in State Forestry

Contest Won by Suwannee Chapter

THE SUWANNEE Chapter at Live Oak was
selected as first place winner in the State
Chapter Forestry Contest, and awards
were presented by Marcus Rawls, Man-
ager of the Woodlands Division of the
St. Regis Paper Company, sponsors of
the contest, at a Kiwanis Club Luncheon
in Live Oak, Lselie Goff, Chapter Presi-
dent, and B. R. Mills, Adviser, received
$125.00 each to defray expenses in attend-
ing the National Convention.
Members of the Suwannee Chapter re-
ceived a lot of instruction in Forestry and
made extensive plantings of pines in the
county with chapter-owned planting
equipment. They planted 45 acres of pine
seedlings and made great progress in

re adicating compete tr

species through a well-planned poison-
ing program. The thousands of pine seed-
lings are now able to grow without the
hindrance of unwanted trees. Also, the
boys have studied the effect of fertiliza-
tion on young trees. Five years ago, chap-
ter members established a plot and fer-
tilized some of the trees for a period of
three years. Indications are that faster
growth (an be obtained economically.
Records indicate that members of the
chapter earned over $5,291.50 from forest-
ry projects on their home farms last year.
As a group project, the chapter assisted
in planting over a quarter million pine
seedlings for land owners in Suwannee

County, and they have commitments to
plant over 400,000 for this year.
Placing second, receiving $50 in the
contest was the Allentown FFA Chapter.
Members of this chapter, through the
Guidance of Alvin Davis, their adviser,
have done extensive stand improvement
work on their forest. Third and fourth
place winners, who received $3o and $20
respectively from St. Regis, were Vernon
and Largo Chapters.
There are 59 of these FFA forests
Throughout Florida comprising more
than 4,000 acres. The Florida Forest Ser-
vice aids in judging contest entries each
year and is constantly working with the
FFA groups to improve stand conditions
Sand instructional use of the forests.

SWest Florida Dairy
Shows Increased Interest
PARTICIPATION IN the West Florida Dairy
Show by Future Farmers in North and
West Florida showed an increase over
previous years. George Ford of Quincy
won the showmanship contest and was
awarded a trophy by the Florida Times-
Union. Charles Schack of Greenwood
exhibited the champion Jersey, C. G.
Tillman of Altha, the champion Holstein
of the show, and Guilford Cartledge of
Cottondale the FFA champion Guernsey
animal. Fifteen blue, eleven red and three
white ribbons were won by members.
The Graceville Chapter team placed first
A in the FFA Dairy Judging Contest and
received a plaque from the Florida Dairy
Association. Bonifay placed second and
Quincy third. FFA exhibitors and teams
won a total of $367.oo in awards, donated
by the State Department of Agriculture,
by various business concerns and indivi-
duals, of Chipley and Washington County.

d. Farm-City Week
THE IDEA of Farm-City Week-building
better relations and better understand-
ing between rural life and city life-is
something of much interest to Future
Farmers. They cooperate with local Kiw-
anis Clubs and other organizations, which
e sponsor the Farm-City Week projects.

FFA member poisoning oak trees in
chapter forest.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

American Farmer
(Continued from page 5)
vocational agriculture as a freshman in
the Wildwood High School in 195o. He
completed the requirements and was ini-
tiated as a Green Hand in the Chapter
during October of the same year. His
farming program for that year consisted
of 3/4 of an acre of tomatoes, I cow,
and 25 head of poultry, from which he
earned enough money to be initiated as
a Chapter Farmer in October 1951. He
received his State Farmer Degree in 1954.
Rudy has steadily increased his farm-
ing program, and this year he has 4 head
of beef cattle for breeding, 1 head for
meat, and 25 acres of pasture. In 50 per-
cent partnership with his Father, he has
4 acres of cabbage, 5 acres of lettuce and
70 acres of watermelons.
He has invested his profits by increas-
ing the scope of his projects each year,
and in buying full ownership of a tractor,
field cultivator, spray machine, truck
and trailer. Also, he owns in partnership
with his Father, another tractor and sev-
eral other items of farm machinery and
irrigation equipment.
Rudy's activities include serving as
Chapter Sentinel and as a member of the
Parliamentary Procedure Team for two
years, various judging teams and chair-
man of many committees, besides parti-
cipating in various student activities. He
was selected to receive an award as the
outstanding agricultural student in his
senior year. Also, he has served as an
officer in his church organization, was
a member of the TEC Club, and is an
active member of the Florida Farm
BOBBY GRIFFIN began taking vocational
agriculture during his freshman year in
the Bartow High School in 1949. Since
that time, he has become known as one
of the outstanding young showmen and
breeders of livestock in Florida. From one
registered Brahman heifer, which he
raised, fed and won a blue ribbon with
in his first show, he has gone on to raise
and show many grand champions, not
only in youth shows but in competition
with adult showmen.
At the beginning of this year, Bobby
owned in partnership 39 head of Brah-
man cattle, 80 acres of improved pasture,
20 acres of citrus, and 11 head of register-
ed Brahman cattle. He traded his interest
in the partnership as partial payment
for a home, barn, tenant house, 18 acres
of bearing citrus grove, 22 acres of pas-
ture, an irrigation system and some cat-
tle and certain personal property.
At the end of his 'senior year in high
school, young Griffin was acclaimed the
(Continued on page 17)

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

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National Convention

October 15-18, Kansas City, Mo.

Leon Federal Savings

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

JIMMY FLETCHER, Quincy Chapter
Sunshine Laundry, Inc.
"Clean With Sunshine"
Phone MA 7-5611
Quincy Coca-Cola Bottling
Co., Inc.
Phone MA 7-8223


(Stories on opposite page)


LLOYD DUBROFF, Altha Chapter
State, Tri-State and Southern Regional
Public Speaking Winner
R. L. Hinson Tractor Co.
Ferguson Dealer, Marianna

w -'a
FRITZ RUTZKE, South Dade Chapter
South Dade F.F.A. Chapter

BOBBY RAY DURDEN, Havana Chapter
Havana Equipment Co., Inc.
Dodge-Plymouth Sales & Service
Woodbery & DeLacy
Tobacco Co.
Grow and Pack Florida Shade Grow
Wrappers for Tampa Nugget Cigars



ARTILEE LOWE, Ocala Chapter
The Munroe & Chambliss
National Bank

ROBERT WILEY, Auburndale Chapter
Ed Wilson Plumbing Co.
"All Kinds of Plumbing and Heating"
Phone 8-6221
Auburndale Lumber Co.
"Place to Buy Your Building Materials"

RICHARD GANDY, Havana Chapter
Havana State Bank
Flint River Mills, Inc.
Manufacturers of F-R-M Feeds
The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956


Florida FFA Foundation Winners and National Band

And Chorus Members Will Attend National Convention

Lloyd Dubroff
LLOYD DUBROFF, ALTHA, State winner of
the Public Speaking contest, has recently
won the Tri-State and Southern Regional
contests and will compete in the National
Public Speaking contest during the Na-
tional FFA Convention in Kansas City.
Lloyd has taken vocational agriculture
and been a member of the local FFA
chapter for four years in Altha High
School. His projects consisted of cows for
meat and milk, hogs for meat and breed-
ing, watermelons, cucumbers, to acres
of tung trees, and corn for feed and
market. During his first three years in
vocational agriculture, he averaged about
$600.oo profit each year and increased
to $698.oo this year.
He graduated from high school in June
1956 and will attend Florida State Univer-
sity. He will receive his State Farmer
degree during the next State Convention.
He is experienced in the operation
and repair of all farm equipment-trucks,
cars, tractors, caterpillar tractor, etc.-
and has helped his father with their
farm crops and with the clearing of the
balance of their 640 acre farm.
Lloyd played basketball on the high
school team and was a member of the
school band, Air- explorer Scouts and
Beta Club.

Jimmy Fletcher
JIMMY FLETCHER, State winner of the
Farm Mechanics Award, became very
interested in farm mechanics in his first
year of vocational agriculture,and began
by making minor repairs at home and
investing profits from his supervised
farming program in various tools and
equipment for a shop at home. Part of
the storage barn was partitioned off as
a farm shop.
Since becoming interested in farm me-
chanics, Jimmy has learned to operate
all power equipment in the school shop,
to make adjustments on various equip-
ment and motors and make minor re
pairs on tractors and equipment. He has
had experience in rewiring motors and
constructing various items of equipment
needed on the farm such as: self feeders,
gates, loading chute, anvil, feed and water
trough, and has done some electrical
work. Jimmy plans to have a new shop
constructed by the time he graduates,
since he is convinced it will pay for it-
self in a few years.

Bobby Ray Durden
BOBBY RAY DURDEN from Havana, State

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

Dairy Farmer, started as most boys do
in vocational agriculture, with one or two
animals, whereas now he has 5 milk cows,
to heifers and 1 bull, Twelve of these
animals are registered Jerseys.
He has been very active in chapter
work, having shown his animals to grand
champion in several shows and fairs.
He won the youth herdsman's award
and exhibitor trophy at the Florida State
Bobby has served as treasurer and
president of his chapter, has participated
in many other activities such as judging,
Parliamentary Procedure and committee
work. He was selected as the Area Star
Farmer and received the Chilean Nitrate
Leadership Award when he was awarded
the State Farmer Degree.
Other high school activities included:
Vice President of the Letter Club, Beta
Club and Student Council member, and
an outstanding player in varsity baseball
and basketball. He holds a junior mem-
bership in the Florida Jersey Cattle Club
and the American Jersey Cattle Club.

Robert Wiley
ROBERT WILEY, Auburndale FFA Chapter,
will be the only member from Florida
this year, playing in the National FFA
Band. Though he will only be in the
loth grade this year, he plays first clarinet
in the high school band.
He has taken part in various FFA ac-
tivities such as: judging, Parliamen-
tary Procedure, exhibiting livestock and
participating in chapter TV programs.
Also, he served as an officer in various
classes and in his Sunday School.
Robert's project program last year
consisted of 3 head of cattle, improving
pasture, and fencing and drainage on the
home farm.

Richard Gandy
RICHARD GANDY will sing second bass in
the FFA Chorus at the National Conven-
tion. He started taking vocational agricul-
ture in the eighth grade with 75 fryers as
a project. Since then his program has in-
creased to 115 cage-laying hens, and 985
fryers. He has handled 385 hens since he
entered the cage-laying enterprise.
This past year, while in the eleventh
grade, has been Richard's best year in
poultry business. His credits amounted
to $628.68 and his expenses totaled
$303.90, leaving a net profit of $324.78.
His laying hens are valued at $175.
In the FFA, Richard has served as
Chapter Secretary since 1954. Also, he

has served on various committees, parti-
cipated in the Father-Son Banquet pro-
gram, and the chapter's TV program. He
has served as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice
President, and is the new President of
Havana High School Student Government.
Richard's vocal work began in the
Salem Methodist Church Choir in which
he has sung for two years. Since
joining the church choir, he has also
participated in the Christmas cantata and
the school chorus.

Artilee Lowe
ARTILEE LOWE, ioth grade student in the
Ocala High School and a member of the
Ocala FFA Chapter, is one of the two
boys selected from Florida to sing in the
National FFA Chorus at the National
Convention in October 1956. He has been
an active member for three years, taking
part in the FFA Quartet, Parliamentary
Procedure, String Band, Softball and
Public Speaking contests. He was
winner of the county Farm Mechanics
Award, Chapter reporter and alternate
delegate to the State FFA Convention
one year. He was in the Junior High
School Glee Club for four years and had
a leading part in the school opera.
Artilee has a great responsibility in
helping operate the family farm since his
father died 9 years ago. His farming pro-
gram consisted of a beef calf, rabbits for
meat, laying hens and a dairy heifer for
the first year, and was increased to in-
clude a milk cow, 5 acres of improved
pasture, poultry for meat and i acre of
pine seedlings.

Fritz Rutzke
South Dade
Fritz Rutzke, Jr., State winner of the
Soil and Water Management award, lives
in the southern part of Dade County,
where there are many problems with soil
and water. During certain periods of the
year there is too much rain-fall, and at
other times water is needed for irrigation
purposes. The vegetative growth, not
only on the farm land but also in the
canals and ditches, has always been a
His vocational agriculture teacher and
the soil conservation technician have
worked with him and the results have
increased the yield on the farm. This
was done by leveling the land, keeping
ditches and culverts clean, sub-soiling the
land, and by using recommended fertilizer
practices. He has learned to operate and
repair different kinds of equipment such
as tractors, plows, pumps and motors.



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U A fe% of Ihe many aclihilie. of 1956 Silar
,S lale Farmer. Ed. N~orfleel. Jr.

Top row reading from left to right shows, Ed assisting in the harvesting of 15 acres of tobacco, grown under irrigation by his
father. Ed assisting in harvesting watermelons, with some of his 350 acres of pines in the background. Ed with his
Brahman bull, used as a herd sire; Bottom row, his day of farm work done, Ed will hang up his saddle for other activities
* With his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. .orfleet, Sr., he enjoys some watermelon at the family barbecue pit. .
Ed and his horse, which he uses on the farm in checking his cattle. (Photo by Eddie Davies, Gainesville Daily Sun)

Newberry Chapter FFA Member, Star State Farmer

Ed. Norfleet Jr., Has Well Supervised Farming Program

In September of 1952, Ed Norfleet, Jr.
entered high school at Newberry, Florida,
enrolling in Vocational Agriculture, and
joined the Newberry Chapter of Future
Farmers of America. The supervised
farming program for his freshman year
was eleven head of grade beef cattle; 1
sow, Duroc and Poland China cross:
ten acres of corn and ten acres of
Bahia grass pasture. He received a net
profit of $134.30, which was very en-
couraging to him. Also, he gave the
welcome address at the Annual Father-
Son Banquet that year.
In his second year of Vocational
Agriculture, he expanded his supervised
farming program to include ten acres of
peanuts; fourteen hogs; ten acres of corn
and culling his cattle, saving six good
heifers. Also, he was very pleased when
his Father turned over to him 350 acres
of sandy worn-out land that was partially

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

set in pines. He set 20,000 additional
pine seedlings and did all the manage-
ment and work, such as plowing fire-
breaks, cutting oak and other undesirable
trees out of the planted trees. His
program for 1953-54 earned him labor
income of S1359.28. He also served as a
member of the livestock judging team,
parliamentary procedure team and judge
of student council.
In 1954-55, his supervised farming
program consisted of 29 head of cattle; 15
head of hogs; 20 acres of corn; to acres
of peanuts; 14 head of goats; to acres of
pasture and 350 acres of forestry.
For improvement projects, he built 1i
miles of fence; plowed four miles of fire-
breaks; irrigated 17 acres of tobacco:
planted 10,000 pine seedlings and built
an equipment shed. From this expanded
program his labor income was $3508.25.
He was elected as Sentinel of the Chapter,

served as judge of the student council,
served as a member of the livestock
judging team, was a member of the par-
liamentary procedure team, He also
played football and basketball.
This year his supervised farming pro-
gram consists of ten head of hogs; 29
head of cattle; ten acres of corn; ten
acres of peanuts; 15 head of goats; twenty
acres of oats; forty acres of pasture, and
350 acres of forestry. Some of his im-
provement projects were clearing eighty
acres of new land; irrigating seventeen
acres of tobacco and ten acres of can-
taloupes; keeping the farm records;
planting 20,000 pine seedlings; building
two miles of fence; building one tobacco
barn and one packing house; building a
set of cattle pens; buying two purebred
bulls; and liming and fertilizing 160 acres
of pasture, as well as building a cattle
(Continued on page 12)

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Mr. Hugh Roberts, Regional Farm Engineer, Portland Cement Association, at one of
the nine cement clinics held in Florida for vocational agriculture teachers. A mailbox
is being set in the base.

Improved Mail Box Stand

Program is State Wide

THE VOCATIONAL agriculture division of
the State Department of Education, in
cooperation with the Florida Rural
Letter Carriers Association, have initiat-
ed a program through the vocational
agriculture departments and the Future
Farmers of America to improve the rural
mailbox stands throughout Florida. In
July, a brochure of instructions on build-
ing mailbox stands out of wood, metal
and concrete was prepared and distribut-
ed to teachers of vocational agriculture
and rural letter carriers.
In August, nine workshops were con-
ducted throughout the State, which made
it possible for all teachers of vocational
agriculture to receive instruction on mak-
ing quality concrete and using it to cast
movable concrete mailbox stands. The
instruction in the workshop was given
by Hugh Roberts, Regional Farm En-
gineer of the Portland Cement Associa-
tion, Atlanta, Georgia; and the program
was planned by G. C. Norman, Farm
Mechanics Specialist, Agricultural Edu-
cation, State Department of Education.
Workshops were held at Ponce de
Leon, Madison, Lake Butler, Leesburg,
Lakeland, Clewiston, Bartow, Belleview
and Quincy, with a total of 158 teachers

attending. Twelve rural letter carriers,
three postmasters and the staff in voca-
tional agriculture attended the work-
Prior to the workshop, the host
teacher constructed forms for casting the
upright post of the stand. During the
workshop, sufficient concrete was mixed
under the supervision of Mr. Roberts to
cast two additional posts and to cast the
round base on the two posts which had
been cast previously by the teacher. This
meant that all the teachers attending
the workshop received complete in-
struction in making good quality con-
crete, casting it in the forms with the
placement of the reinforcement steel in
the stands.
The reinforcement steel used in the
concrete stands cast for them during the
workshop was donated by the Florida
Development Commission through their
officer, E. 0. Rolland, Chief, Surplus
During the coming school year, stu-
dents enrolled in vocational agriculture
and members of the Florida Association,
FFA, will cast concrete mailbox stands
or construct wooden or metal stands for
themselves, following instructions and

procedures given in the workshops. They
will also accept orders and provide com-
pleted stands for farmers in their com-
munity at a nominal cost. Rural letter
carriers will acquaint farmers on their
route with the program, take orders and
turn them over to the vocational agri-
culture teacher. One hundred sixty de-
partments have taken the initial steps
to put the program in operation.


FFA Winners

Gonzalez, was named winner of the
$1ooo.oo Winn-Dixie Scholarship, to be
presented at the Florida Farm Bureau
State convention. He will enroll in the
University of Florida in September for a
course in agricultural engineering. Jimmy
was District winner of Soil &8 Water Man-
agement in 1954 and County and District
winner in Farm Mechanics in 1955 and
1956, and received his State Farmer De-
gree this last summer at the State FFA

THOMAS PEACOCK of Marianna, won the
State Soil Conservation Public Speaking
contest in Orlando. The subject of his
speech was "Conserving National Re-
sources in My Soil conservation District."

JAMES QUINCEY of Trenton won the
Southern Baptist Training Union "Better
Speakers Tournament", in Ridgecrest,
North Carolina, in competition with rep-
resentatives from Virginia, Ktentucky
and the District of Columbia.

Ed Norfleet, Jr.
(Continued from page 11)
body on a truck. This year, he was elected
of the F. F. A. Chapter, President of the
Senior Class, President of his Sunday
School Class, Class representative to the
Student Council, Captain of the Football
Team, in which he was fortunate enough
to be elected district guard; Captain of
the Basketball team, and he entered the
public speaking contest; the parliamentary
procedure contest; played soft ball and
showed a steer at the local F. F. A. Steer
Show. Also, he attended the National
F. F. A. Convention.
Ed graduated from high school in
June and is now attending college,
planning to study agriculture and busi-
ness administration. He will continue his
farming operation with the assistance of
his father and return to the farm upon
graduation from collage. His plans also
include applying for the American Farm-
er Degree.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

J. F.Williams

Memorial Chapter

Is NationalWinner

Chapter of Live Oak was southern re-
gional winner in this year's national FFA
cooperative activity contest. As State win-
ner they received $500 and another $500
for being declared the best in the south.
The 70 members who own and operate
a 92 acre farm were joint winners with
three other FFA chapters in national com-
petition for $2,000 in expense funds of-
fered by the American Institute of Co-
operation. Among the major activities of
the group have been their chapter farm
projects and the co-sponsorship of the
FFA show and sale which was held for
the second time earlier this year. Chapter
members planted as cooperative projects
3.8 acres of tobacco, 140 acres of Lupine,
raised steers cooperatively, and raised
hogs on the chapter farm. The chapter
maintained a purbred registered boar for
breeding purposes and sponsored a gum
farming demonstration. These are only
a few of the many activities engaged in
cooperatively during the past year.
Sponsors of the chapter in both the
state and regional contests were: Suwan-
nee Valley Electric Cooperative, Farmers
Mutural Exchange, and North Florida
Production Credit Association.
The American Institute of Cooperation
had the Fort Meade FFA Chapter string
band as the only band to appear on their
program during the week of July 3o-Au-
gust 3, at Raleigh, N. C. Ernest Hen-
drick, James Rogers, Billy Thompson and
Larry Sheppard made the trip with their
agricultural teacher, T. A. Cochrane. The
trip was financed by the cooperatives of
Polk County.
The Pioneer Growers, South Bay
Growers, and the Rabin Cooperatives
sponsored four members of the Belle
Glade Chapter with their Adviser, Sam
Lovell, to attend the annual meeting of
the American Institute of Cooperation.
The South Dade chapter also had re-
presentatives at the meeting.

Florida FFA At Miniwanca
FUTURE FARMERS of Florida were again
represented at Camp Miniwanca, a lead-
ership training camp, sponsored by the
American Youth Foundation, at Shelby,
Michigan, by James Quincey, Trenton,
past State Vice President and American
Farmer candidate; Ed Norfleet, Jr., New-
berry, 1956 Star State Farmer; and J. C.
Waldron; Vocational Agriculture Teach-
er from Monticello. Emory Weatherly
of Havana, Past State Vice President, was
a counselor this summer at the camp.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

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Exhibit of the Williams FFA Chapter at Live Oak, at the American Institute of
Cooperation meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Williams Chapter was Southern
Regional Winner, and shown in front of the exhibit are: Bobby Mills; Lamar Jenkins,
Chapter President; Billy Truluck, Chapter Cooperative Committee Chairman; Ells-
worth Carroll; and Chapter Adviser, Vincent M. Jones.

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Cool dips in the winding Santa Fe river are enjoyed by the forestry students during their week's stay at camp.

Over 200 Florida F. F. A. Members Attend 22nd

Annual Forestry Training at Camp O' Leno

MORE THAN 200 fledgling foresters were
graduated this summer from the Florida
Forest Service's 22nd Annual Forestry
Training Camp, held at O'Leno State
Park near High Springs July 8-21.
SThe boys, members of Future Farmer
of America chapters in Florida, left the
camp armed with practical forestry know-
ledge which they can turn into profit on
their farm woodlands.
"The main objective of the camp is
to bring together young men who have
already exhibited marked interest and
aptitude in forestry, and the professional
foresters who can guide them to greater
skill in managing their farm forests," said
J. Edwin Moore, Chief of Information
and Education for the Florida Forest Ser-
vice, and Camp Director.
Professional foresters from the Florida
Forest Service, University of Florida
School of Forestry, and foresters repre-
senting wood-using industries taught the
boys courses in farm forestry, tropical
forestry, gum farming, forest insects and
diseases, tree identification, fence post
treating, forest fire control and preven-
tion, and use of forestry tools.
FFA students from northwest and
south Florida chapters attended the first
week of the two-week training camp,
with northeast and central Florida
FFA'ers coming in the second week.
During their week's stay at camp, the
Future Farmers ran the gauntlet of a
tight schedule starting at 6:30 in the
morning and lasting until 1o:oo at night,
topping off the day's studies with soft-
ball, swimming, horseshoes and volleyball.
They were entertained by visiting girls
from the surrounding towns at a talent
show held on Tuesday night and a
square dance Thursday night.
After sweating through an examina-
tion on Friday afternoon covering their
week's efforts, the boys received their
Junior Forester degrees at a banquet held
that night.

Each week the four top campers,
chosen by their fellow campers on the
basis of their leadership, scholarship and
initiative, received awards of fishing rods
and reels.
Although the camp is under the direc-
tion of the Florida Forest Service, wood-
using industries throughout the state,
concerned about the future supply of
timber,pick up the check for the operat-
ing expenses of the camp. They feel it's
a good investment in the future of forest-
ry, through the training in sound forest
management the boys receive.
Contributors for the 1956 Forestry
Training Camp were: Algar-Sullivan
Lumber Company, Century; American
Turpentine Farmers Association, Valdos-
ta, Ga.; Armstrong Cork Company, Pen-

sacola; Container Corporation of Ameri-
ca, Fernandina Beach, Escambia Treating
Company, Pensacola; Granger Lumber
Company, Inc., Lake City; International
Paper Company, Panama City; National
Container Corporation, Jacksonville;
Neal Lumber & Manufacturing Company,
Blountstown; Newport Industries, Inc.,
Pensacola; Pensacola Creosoting Com-
pany, Pensacola; Rayonier, Inc., Fernan-
dina Beach; St. Joe Paper Company,
Port St. Joe; St. Regis Paper Company,
Pensacola; The Buckeye Cellulose Cor-
poration, Foley.
Almost 5,000 young Florida farmers
have graduated from the Florida Forest
Service's Forestry Training Camp, oldest
and largest of its type in the U.' S., since
it was originally set up in 1934.

Going through their paces with back-pack pumps, flaps and rake, these fire control
students at the 22nd Annual Forestry Training Camp are learning the art of the fire

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

State FFA

Officers Goodwill

Industrial Tour

As written by Russell Kay, Editorial Di-
rector of Florida News Service, Tampa,
RECOGNIZING THE importance of our
Future Farmer program and feeling that
it would be worthwhile to impress upon
these enterprising youngsters the rela-
tionship of the city to the farm, the
Florida Chain Store Council invited the
state officers to be their guests on a four-
day industrial tour of Jacksonville.
The young FFA leaders, accompanied
by their adult advisors H. E. Wood, T.
L. Barrineau and A. R. Cox of Tallahas-
see, as well as M. C. Roche, vocational
agriculture teacher, at Ocala, were given
a whirlwind tour of industrial Jackson-
ville that included visits to a large finan-
cial institution, two tractor and farm
equipment distributors, a container
plant, and other points of interest.
Joining the Council in playing host to
the youngsters were the Florida Nation-
al Bank, International Harvester Com-
pany, National Container Corporation,
Standard Oil Company, A & P Food
Stores, Winn-Dixie Stores, Florida Ford
Tractor Company and the Florida
The four-day round of entertainment
and educational touring included a fire-
boat ride on the St. John's River, ware-
house tours, and a concentrated intro-
duction to the Jacksonville business scene.
Arriving in Jacksonville August 12 they
were guests of the Florida Times Union
at a banquet staged at the Roosevelt
Hotel. The Florida National Bank was
host for breakfast the next day, followed

J. E. Gorman, Managing Director, Flori-
da Chain Store Council, receiving a
special award plaque for his loyalty and
service to the Florida Future Farmers
from P. K. Beck, State President, at the
Rotary Club Luncheon during the State
Officers goodwill tour of Jacksonville.
With them is Lorimer Blitch, Rotary
Club President.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

State Officers and their host, Mr. R. A. Miessen, Marketing Assistant, Florida Division,
Standard Oil Company of Kentucky, at breakfast during the Goodwill Tour, with
Messrs. Wood, Gorman, Roche and Barrineau.

At the International Harvester Luncheon, during the State
of Jacksonville.

by a tour of the great institution.
Later that morning the group visited
Mayor Haydon Burns at the City Hall
and they were luncheon guests of the
Rotary Club at noon. The program open-
ed with Artilee Lowe, Ocala FFA
Chapter, singing the Lord's Prayer ac-
companied by Norma Jean Hulsey of
Ocala. Mr. J. E. Gorman, Managing Di-
rector of the Florida Chain Store
Council, gave a few opening remarks
and introduced Mr. Wood, who in turn
introduced the State FFA Officers. P. K.
Beck, Chiefland, State President and
Master of Ceremonies, presented Jean-
nette Bloodsworth, Fort Meade, State
FFA Sweetheart, who sang several songs
accompanied by Judy Fairchild. The
Reddick Quartet, State FFA Champions,
composed of Jimmy Moore, Jimmy War-
ing, Sam Breamer and Wayne Dukes,
rendered several selections accompanied
by Tom Ball, Reddick. Kenneth Moore,
Alachua, State Vice-President, gave the
Highlights of the 1955-56 State FFA year,
after which the State FFA Officers pre-
sented a special plaque to Mr. Gorman

Officers Goodwill Tour
Officers Goodwill Tour

in appreciation of his loyalty and service
to the Future Farmers in Florida. After
lunch, they toured the Florida Ford
Tractor Company plant and were guests
of Ford at dinner that night at the Sea
Turtle Restaurant in Atlantic Beach.
The Florida County Agents Associa-
tion sponsored the Tuesday morning
breakfast and the City of Jacksonville
took them on a riverfront tour in one of
the city fireboats, after which they visited
the plant of the International Harvester
Company who were their hosts for a
noon luncheon at the Lobster House.
That afternoon they toured the National
Container Corp. and were dinner guests
that evening in the company cafeteria.
Hosts for the Wednesday morning
breakfast were the Standard Oil Com-
pany, followed by a visit to the coffee
roasting plant of the A & P Food Stores
and a fresh produce market prior to
luncheon at Abood's Steer Room Restau-
During the afternoon they enjoyed a
guided tour of the huge Winn-Dixie
(Continued on page 17)


(Continued from page 6)
in the chapter meeting or through par-
ticipation in one of many contests, makes
its motto a living thing which actually
becomes a reality.
\s a person interested in education for
boys and girls I salute the teachers and
students of vocational agriculture for the
job they are doing and the motto for
which they stand. I feel that no other
group can be so proud of their accom-
plishments as the students in vocational
agriculture when they put into practice
their motto, "Learning to Do, Doing to
Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve."

tional President, was married to Mrs.
Leslie Letitia Peaden, in the First Bap-
tist Church at Live Oak, on August 19.

FFA Calendar of Events
(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)
Event and Type* Place and Date Event and Type* Place and Date
OCTOBER, 1956 State Fair Barrow Carcass Judging (S) ........Tampa ..........31
National Dairy Congress (N) ................. Waterloo, Ia., Florida State Fair (Fat Stock Show & Sale) (S).Tampa ...31-Feb. 2
.... Sept. o0-Oct. 2 Sugarland Exposition (0) ..................... Clewiston ..31-Feb. 4
Harvest Fair (C)........................ .... Crestview ....... 1-6 Florida Angus Bull Sale (S).................. Belle Glade ......
State Ayrshire Sale (S) ....................... Tampa ........... 3 FEBRUARY, 1957
Int. Registered Cattlemart....................Kissimmee ........4 F.F.A. Day, Florida State Fair (S)............ Tampa ...........2
Suwannee River Youth Fair (0).............. Fannin Springs ..5-6 Florida State Fair-Beef Cattle Week (S)......Tampa ..........3-9
Fire Prevention Week (N) ................... .Local Chapter ..7-13 Southwest Florida Fair (A) ...................Fort Myers ......4-9
Jackson County Fair & Livestock Show (C).... Marianna ......8-13 Florida Citrus Exposition (S)................Winter Haven..11-16
Holmes County Livestock Show (C)........... Bonifay ..........13 Sun Lake Vacation Sale......................Lutz ............. 14
Junior Livestock & Poultry Show (A) ......... Ocala ........ 15-16 Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show (S).......... Kissimmee .... 14-17
National F.F.A. Convention (N) ..............Kansas City,Mo. 15-18 Silver Spurs Rodeo............................Kissimmee ... 15-17
Calhoun County Ag. & Livestock Exposition (C). Blountstown ..15-20 Glenangus-McGregor Angus Sale...............Delray Beach .....18
Suwannee County Fair (C) .................. Live Oak .....15-20 Central Florida Fair (A)....................Orlando ......18-23
Pensacola Interstate Fair (C)................ Pensacola .... 15-21 Florida Strawberry Festival (S) .............. Plant City .... 18-23
Northeast Florida Fair (S) .................... .Callahan .. 16-19 F.F.A. Week (N) .................. ........ Local Chapter .18-23
American Royal Livestock Show (N) .......... Kansas City,Mo. 16-27 Highlands County Fair (C) .................. Sebring ...25-Mar. 2
Gadsden County Tobacco Festival & Fair (C)..Quincy .... ... 18-20 Pinellas County Fair (C) .....................Largo .... 26-Mar. 2
Bradford County Fair (C) .................... Starke .... ... 22-27
National Safety Congress (N) ................Chicago ......23-25 MARCH, 1957
North Florida Fair (S) ......................Tallahassee ...23-27 Deadline-American Farmer Degree Appl. (S) ..Area Supervisor ....1
Greater Jacksonville Ind. & Ag. Fair (A) ......Jacksonville 25-Nov. 3 Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S) .... Area Supervisor .... 1
Bay County Fair (C)........................ Panama City 29-Nov.3 Volusia County Fair (C) .....................Deland ..........4-9
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S) ..... Area Supervisor ...31 Southeastern Fat Stock Show & Sale (0)...... Ocala ........... 4-9
Membership Dues (S) ....................... State Adviser .... 31 Pasco County Fair (C) ......................Dade City .......6-9
NOVEMBER, 1956 Lake County Fair & Flower Show (C)........ Eustis ......... 11-17
DeadlineImprovingAgriulture & Leadership Deadline-Farm Electrification Award Appl. (S).Area Supervisor ..15
Applications (S) ........................... State Adiser ...... Deadline-Soil Water Management Award
Putnam County Fair & Livestock Show (C).... Palatka ....... 5-10 Application (S) ..........................Area Supervisor ..15
Walton ot i ( ........ eFuniak Spings Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award Appl. (S) .Area Supervisor ..15
Citrus County Fair (C) ...................... Inverness ..... 6-10 F.F.A. Vets Egg Show (S) ................ Gainesville .........
All-Florida Breeder Show (S) ................ Palatka ....... 7-10 Florida Angus Spring Fitted Sale ............ Ocala ..............
Sumter Breeder Show & County Fair (S)...... Webster ... ....7-10 APRIL, 1957
Florida Hereford Bull Sale ................... Webster .......... 8 Deadline-State Farmer Degree Appl. (S) ...... Area Supervisor ...1
University of Florida Nutrition Conference (S) Gainesville .....8-9 Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S) .... Area Supervisor ...1
Florida Angus Fitted Sale .................... Webster ...........9 Deadline-National Band & Chorus Appl. (N)..State Adviser .....15
Hardee County Cucumber Exposition & Fat Copies Public Speaking (S-D) ................ Chairman ........ 11
Cattle Show (C) ........................... W auchula ..12-17 Sub-District Contests (S-D) ............... ... Chairman ........ 18
Florida Cattlemens Assn. Convention (S) ...... Fort Pierce ...13-15 Copies Public Speaking (D) .................. Chairman ........ 25
Hernando County Fair (C).................. Brooksville ...14-17 MAY, 1957
Deadline-Entries Livestock Improvement Deadline-Farm Safety Award Appl. (Area Supervisor .
Program (Beef Cattle) (S) ................ Area Superisor...15 Deadline-Farm Safety Award Appl.Entries (S) ...... Area Supervisor ...
Florida Shorthorn Sale ....................... o be decided. .. .19 Deadline-Chapter Accomplishment Report (S)..Area Supervisor ..
Safe Driving Campaign (N) ................. local Chaptfr ......e Cooperative eadershim Scrapbooks
Polk County Youth Show (C) ................ Bartow 29-Dec. I Chapter Cooperative Leadership Scrapbooks
Polk County Youth Show (C) ... Bartow -ec. w ith Chapter Accomplishment Report....... Area Supervisor .
DECEMBER, 1956 Copies Public Speaking (D) .................. Chairman .........1
Safe Driving Day (N) ....................... Local Chapter ....1 District Contests (0) .........................Chairman ......... 3
Deadline-Entries Mechanizing Florida Copies Public Speaking (A) .................. Chairman..........
Agriculture (S) ..................... :......Area Supervisor ...1 Area Contests (A) ........................... Chairman ..........
Hereford Calf Sale...........................Live Oak .......8 Copies Public Speaking (S) ...................Chairman ........ 15
N. J. V. G. A. Convention (N) .............. Atlanta, Ga. ....9-13 Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S) ......... Area Supervisor .15
Hillsborough County Jr. Ag. Fair (C)........ Plant City ....13-15 Florida Council of Farmer Coops (S) ....................... 19-21
JANUARY, 1957 Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C)..Area Supervisor ...31
Santa Fe Polled Hereford Sale (0) .......... .Alachua ...........2 JUNE, 1957
DeSoto County Fair (C) ................... .Arcadia .orda 14-19 Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) ................ State Convention .10
SCharasotate County Fair (C) ................... .SPua ort a ..14-19 Special Delegates Dinner (S) .................. State Convention .10
Sarasota County Fair (C) .................. Sarasota 1 State F.F.A Convention (S) .......... ........Datona Beach .10-14
Palm Beach County Fair (C) ................. .W. Palm Beach.18-26 Annual Fish Fry (S) ................... ...... Daytona Beach .. 12
Graded B-lla Sale........................ Ocala .......... .22 Bandshell Program (S) ... ..... ............. Daytona Brach ...12
West Florida Livestock Assn. Fat Cattle Deadline-Entries Chapter Forestry Contest (S). Area Supervisor ..30
Show & Sale (S) ....... ........ ........ Quincy ........ 22-24
Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Show (0)....Fannin Springs 23-25 JULY, 1957
Southeast Florida & Dade County Youth Show(C) Miami ...... 23-27 State Forestry Camp, Dist. I, V, and VI (S)..Camp O'Leno ..7-13
North Florida Livestock Show 8: Sale (A) ...... Madison .... 28-29 State Forestry Camp, Dist. II, III, and IV (S)..Camp O'Leno .14-20
Manatee County Fair (C) .................... .Palmetto ...28-Feb. 2 Vocational Agriculture Teachers Conference (S) .Daytona Beach ..9-13
Florida State Fair (S) .........................Tamoi .... 29-Feb. 9 Tri-State Contests (Public Speaking & Quartet)
W est Coast D airy Show (A) .................. T am pa ... ........ (T -S) .................................. Alabam a ...........
* (N)-National, (C)-County, (A)-Area, (S)-State, (0)-Open, (SD)-Sub-District, (TS) Tri-State

The vocational agriculture programs over Station WEAR-TV in Pensacola
are still receiving praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and girls
and teachers and their coordinator, V. T. Sewell.
Programs for the next three and a half months on Saturday at i p.m.
are as follows:
(1956-57) Subject Teachier School
Oct. 6 Outdoor Cooking ........ W. C. Revell .... Gonzalez (Tate)
Oct. 13 Fire Prevention ............ 0. R. Farish .... Poplar Springs
Oct. 20 National Convention ...... Alabama
Oct. 27 Grades of Market Beef ..... A. P. Hughes.... Milton
Nov. 3 Hunting 8c Fishing Safety .Norman Walther.Chumuckla
Nov. to Testing Soils ..............G. G. Stone .... Walnut Hill
Nov. 17 Thanksgiving Program ...... M. J. Beard .... Frisco City, Ala.
Nov. 24 Rat Control .............. Clinton Griffith .Escambia Farms
Dec. 1 Electrical Wire Safety ......C. W. Grant .... Fairhope, Ala.
Dec. 8 Controlling Weevils ........ J. L. Add:irhold .Chipley
Dec. 15 Planting Pines ............ Arol Hudon .... Vernon
Dec. 22 Christmas Program ........ A. P. Hughes ..\ Milton
Dec. 29 Home Beautification ...... F. McCreary ... Monroeville, Ala.
Jan. 5 Tractor Maintenance ...... Gordon Walther .Baker
Jan. 12 Planning Home Gardens .... Elton Wallace ..Munson

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State Officers with Captain R. C. Vogel
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their tour of Jacksonville.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

American Farmer
(Continued from page 7)
Star Farmer of Florida and continued his
participation in Future Farmer work by
helping to start the Polk County FFA
Federation Foundation. Bobby has also
married and plans to bring his wife with
him to the National FFA Convention.

ber of the Wimauma FFA Chapter after
enrolling in vocational agriculture during
his freshman year. By reinvesting his prof-
its, he received the Chapter Farmer De-
gree in 1951 and the State Farmer Degree
in 1953-
He was very active as a Future Farmer
in chapter activities, participating in
many events and serving as President of
his local chapter.
At the present time, Elmo is farming
in partnership, with watermelons as the
main enterprise.

Goodwill Tour
(Continued from page 15)
warehouse followed by dinner at the
George Washington Hotel. Jacksonville
business and civic leaders welcome this
opportunity to acquaint Florida young
farm leaders with what makes business
and industry tick and how our free en-
terprise system functions.
Leading the delegation of FFA boys
was their State President P. K. Beck of
Chiefland who was accompanied by J.
W. Manley, Ft. Meade, Ist vice pres.;
Kenneth Moore, Alachua, 2nd vice pres.;
Don Clemmons, Blountstown, grd vice
pres.; Duncan Wright, Ocala, 4th vice
pres.; Terry McDavid, Pompano, 5th vice
press ; Sam Brewer, Laurel Hill, 6th vice
pres. Mr. Gorman and the adult advis-
ors of course accompanied the boys.
Such splendid support of Florida busi-
ness and industrial leaders is helping to
give Florida one of the finest Future
Farmer groups in the nation.

Perhaps you can remember
old wells like this. Pictur-
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requiring heavy hand labor,
they have given way to elec-
tric pumps which deliver the
great quantities of water
needed for modern farming.
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The vocation agriculture programs over Station WTVY-TV in Dothan are
receiving praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and girls and
their teachers.
Programs for the next three and a half months on Saturday are as follows.
(1956-57) Subject Teacher School
Oct. 6 Farm Fencing ........... J. G. Yeager .... Headland, Ala.
Oct. 13 Fire Prevention ............ N. D. Steele .... Ariton, Ala.
Oct. 20 National FFA Convention..J. L. Parish .... Geneva, Ala.
Oct. 27 Variety Program .......... H. Montgomery.. Columbia, Ala.
M. H. Roney ... Rehobeth, Ala.
Nov. G Grades of Market Beef......C. R. Bass ......Slocomb, Ala.
Nov. to Mail Box Improvement .... J. W. Reeder.... Enterprise, Ala.
Nov. 17 Thanksgiving Program .... .. W. Jordan.... Malone, Fla.
Nov. -4 Rat Control .............. B. L. Martin... Ozark, Ala.
Dec. 1 Sharpening Farm Tools .... Howard Moore.. Grand Ridge, Fla.
Dec. 8 Planting Pines ............ W. O. Manning. Ponce de Leon, Fla.
Dec. 15 Pig Chain Program ........ J. A. Cannon .... Jakin, Ga.
Dec. 22 Christmas Program ........ L. E. Porter .... Abbeville, Ala.
Dec. 29 Home Beautification ..... F. W. Wood .... Kinston, Ala.
Jan. 5 Winter Legumes .......... Hugh Woolley .. Graceville, Fla.
Jan. 12 Farm Records. ............. J. S. Bass ...... Wicksburg, Ala.

The vocational agriculture programs over Station WDBO-TV in Orlando are
still receiving praise. The credit for this belongs to the boys and the girls
and teachers and their coordinator, J. B. Johnson.
Programs for the next three and a half months on Saturday at 1 p.m.
are as follows:
(1956-57) Subject Teacher School
Oct. 6 Fire Prevention Week ....... .A. Gunson Auburndale
Oct. 13 Controlling Garden Pests .Leon Flemming. .Groveland
Oct. o2 How a FFA Chapter Program
of Work Fits into the Com-
munity ..................H. L. Fagan .... DeLand
Oct. 27 National FFA Convention.. Emory O'Neal ..Orlando (Edgwater)
Nov. 3 Pasture Grasses ............ R. A. Campbell.. Groveland
Nov. 17 Variety Show Marion County..M. C. Roche ... Ocala
Nov. 24 School Beautification ......James R. Meeks..Webster
Dec. i Controlling Forest Fires .... W. E. Harris ... Apopka
Dec. 8 Growing Ferns ............ Paul E. Cade .... Pierson
Dec. 1i Planting Pines ............ Jack Millican Umatilla
Dec. 22 Christmas Program ........ L. W. Harrell ..Winter Haven
Dec. 29 Repairing Farm Machinery. .Henry E. Hewitt .Inverness
Jan. 5 Safety in the Home ........FFA & FHA .... Orlando (Boone)
Jan 12 Identifying Citrus Varieties. .Elmer Badger ..Ocoee

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 12:30 p.m. are as
Date (1956) Teacher School
October 6 William Oelslager ................. Franklin Jr., Tampa
October 20 R. L. Heath ...................... Kathleen
November 3 Dempsey Thomas ................ Sarasota
November 17 T. P. Winters .................... Palmetto
December 1 James A. Jackson .................. Bartow
December 15 C. M. Lawrence .................. Lakeland

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

(Continued from page 2)
Mr. Ted Pendarvis, Livestock Special-
ist for the State Department of Agricul-
ture, will take several members of the
The Florida Cattleman Award winner
who will attend is Robert Maxwell of
the Quincy Chapter, accompanied by
his Adviser, James S. McCall.
Participating in the National FFA
Judging contests in Kansas City, will be
the Marianna Team composed of James
Pooser, Gordon Laramore, Wayne Smith,
and Wayne Malloy as alternate, with
their Adviser, Rex F. Toole; and the
Edgewater Team from Orlando, com-
posed of Jay Voss, Lee Hurst, Paul Keen,
and Bobby Carter as alternate, with
their Adviser, Emory V. O'Neal. The
State Department of Agriculture, through
Commissioner Nathan Mayo, provided
funds to help defray expenses.
Mr. H. E. Wood, State Adviser of the
Florida Association, and M. C. Roche,
Vocational Agriculture Teacher at Ocala,
are to receive the Honorary American
Farmer Degree.
Other Chapters which will be re-
presented are: Auburndale, Baldwin,
Bell, Manatee at Bradenton, Brandon,
Clewiston, Deland, Turkey Creek, Fort
Meade, Fort Pierce, Frostproof, South
Dade, Lakeland, J. F. Williams at Live
Oak, North Miami, Miami-Edison, Miami-
Jackson, Hialeah, Plant City Junior and
Senior, Sarasota, Tampa Hillsborough,
Tampa Franklin, Tampa Chamberlain,
Tavares, Winter Haven and Zephyrhills.

Lloyd Dubroff, Altha, Champion Southern
Regional Public Speaker, will participate
in National competition on the night of
October 15 at the National FFA Conven-
tion, Kansas City, Missouri.

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1956

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