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SUMMER, 1958

Report of

State Convention

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165 Receive State Farmer Degree

165 members of the Florida Association, FFA received the State Farmer Degree at the State Convention in Daytona
Beach. The total labor income of these members from productive enterprises was $234,527.96. Each received at least
$5 from the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company. The best in three districts received $10*, the best in two areas
received $25 ** and the Star State Farmer received $50 *** from them. The State Farmer Keys were presented by
Bradenton, Marianna, Monticello, North Florida, North East Florida, Gainesville, Florida Citrus and Lakeland Pro-
duction Credit Associations. The three area winners received $75 (**) (***) from the Chilean Nitrate Education


Raymond Myron Lewis
Harvey Bass
JEsse Eugene Medley
Carson Sasser
Jimmy Austin
Adron Duriel Miller
Earl Aubie Pitts
Lewis Clifford Baker
Millard C. Sasser
Orren Bryant Shumaker
Joseph Merlin Edwards
Roy Robert Burgess
Harvey Owen Ford
Robert C. Madden
Troy Joe Bledsoe
Wm. Robert Coleson
David Wayne Courtney
Johnny Kittrell
Walter Harvey Sharron,
Cecil Tindel
James Albert Ward
Billy Joe Williams
Dan Olive
Kyals Baxter
Curtis Arlon Stephens
Wayne Malloy
Ernest Joe Padgett
Raymond Morris
Darrel Hobbs
Carlis Wayne Gilmore
James A. Culbreth
Sonny Johnson
Jesse H. Tyre
Ray Hodgen
Vincent Milstead

David S. Pippen
Daette Wallace Preacher
Wayne Bowen
Dwight Clark
Winton Smith Suber
Johnny Brady
Thomas Jos. Lambert, I:
Jack L. Pierce
Carlton Broward Brown
Randolnh Eugene King
Edward Burnam
Lamar Hill
Manuel Folsom
Curtis Koon
Bobby McCray
Hal McCray
Kenneth McCray
Raymond J. Land
Birney Kenneth Starlin
William A. Connell
Walter Edwards, Jr.
Roy Hopson
Vep LaVoy Hudson
Isham Harvey Sheffield
Ben Betts
Albert Cox
James Craven
Billy Parramore
Billy Poston
Stewart Suber
Phillip Dean Langston
Earl Fraiser Martin
Leonard Bell
Charles Benton
C. C. Sellers, Jr.
John D. Trotman

James A. Cason, Jr.
Gene Curls
Johnny Mack Imler
Bobby Thomas
Billy H. Wells
Fitz Cain, Jr.
Gerald Roberts
Billy Deen
James Louis Kendall
Donnie Davis, Jr.
Herbert Royce Rowe
Charlie Finch Tanner, Ji
Norman Russell Steadmn
Jerry Gordon Austin

DeFuniak Springs
DeFuniak Springs
Escambia Farms
(Tate) Gonzalez
(Tate) Gonzalez
(Tate) Gonalez
(Tate) Gonzalez
Jr. Graceville
Ponce de Leon
Poplar Springs
Poplar Springs
Walnut Hill
Walnut Hill
II Havana
S Mayo
ISanta Fe) Alachua
(Santa Fe) Alachua
(Santa Fe) Alachua
(Santa Fe) Alachua
(Santa Fe) Alachua
r. Callahan
an Ft. White

Grade Age (A) (B)




4 582.82
5 1094.40
5 775.34
4 1344.37
5 516.36
5 528.51
4 527.81
4 673.68
4 530.12
4 565.68
5 528.90
3 946.37
3 568.75
4 504.07
3 861.86
3 574.68
4 1591.46
4 1077.83
4 1560.79
3 949.16
3 1016.02
4 2491.17
3 1105.49
4 998.47
4 823.92
4 1394.18
3 2233.03
4 919.00
5 7878.67
3 767.05
4 840.57
4 814.81
3 537.99
4 1468.08
4 1058.31
4 1151.10
4 745.60
4 1581.46
5 3303.72
4 1171.56
5 805.00
5 3414.50
5 717.67
3 2866.99
4 4036.34
5 902.81
4 806.82
3 608.01
3 634.50
3 985.83
4 1028.80
4 560.80
4 1331.14
4 908.22
4 679.38
4 628.70
3 946.95
4 889.20
3 1311.86
5 810.01
5 508.08
5 527.77
5 2017.56
5 10466.89
5 725.59
4 676.90
4 964.10
3 612.75
3 679.85
3 642.25
3 856.77

5 737.57
5 1432.01
5 616.00
5 2167.69
4 1437.86
4 1165.66
4 751.03
4 798.45
3 2924.85
5 2093.98
5 1809.38
5 2773.21
4 1435.42
4 1332.15

Thomas M. Koger
Billy Beach
Jackie Crews
Harold Herndon
David Wendell Hogan
Wayne Holliday
Wm. Phil Clark, Jr.
Thomas Jesse Godbold
William Thomas Jackson
Laure Bee Roberson, Jr.
Clyde Dormon Thomas, Jr.
Robert Burnsed
Clyde Crews
Richard B. Lilly, Jr.
John Vance Powell
Gene Stanley Alford
J. C. Pheil
Lloyd W. Barry, Jr.
Clarence Rudolph Hutcheson
Anthony Wayne Crawford
C. V. Jones, Jr.
Woodrow Horace Quincey

Gilbert Franklin Beck
Patrick Reynolds Hamilton
Woodrow Ottis
Beauchamp, Jr.
Tommy Warren Cason
James B. Ryals, Jr.
William Oliver Lee
Wilbur Merritt
Ray Lynn Rhodes
Carl Remusat
Brock J. DeMuth
Paul Akins
Milton Ferrell
Reginald Turner Priest
Roy Leon Hagan, Jr.
Sam Scott Vandergrift

Robert L. Wiley
Donald N. Carlton
Gerald Jacob Cochran
W. Dudley Putnam, II
Andrew Cary Taylor
Virgil Russell Crosby
P. L. Keen
Wm. Vowell Richardson
Albert George Wood
Bill Horton
J. B. Sampson, Jr.
Donald Turner
William Clyde Hall
Melvin Eugene Alford
Harold Wade Croft
Bob Northrup
Michael John Kurish
Gillie C. Russell
Wiley A. Storey, Jr.
Richard Whitton
Jerry Lee Joyner
Charles Keyland Morgan
Jesse Ritter
Allen Crouse
Nelson Hendrix
Frank E. Evans
Leroy Franklin Hawkins
Charles Damron
Wayne Hickey
Bill Townsend
James Franklin
Donald L. Tabb
Rudy C. Beddingfield

Perry Y. Ballard
Jack Walker
Lawrence Leveson
Donald Shaw
David Merritt Solger
Robert Carley
Arthur Steffens
James Edward Prescott
Edward Vertommen
Joe Lynn Crawford

Chapter Grade Age (A) (B)
Gainesville 12 18 4 1845.56
Hastings 11 17 3 1680.80
Lake City 12 17 3 2025.70
Lake City 12 17 4 2280.55
Lake City 11 16 3 649.89
Lake City 12 17 4 528.34
(Wms.) Live Oak 12 17 4 2132.28
(Wms.) Live Oak 12 17 4 2678.90
(Wms.) Live Oak 12 17 4 2344.00
(Wms.) Live Oak 12 17 4 1480.04
(Wms.) Live Oak 12 17 4 1337.13
Baker Co. (Macclenny) 12 18 3 3352.97
Baker Co. (Macclenny) 12 18 4 522.61
Melrose 12 19 5 9768.00
Melrose 12 21 3 888.91
Palatka 12 18 4 3104.08
Palatka 12 17 4 535.36
Starke 12 17 3 529.24
Starke 12 18 3 1066.95
(Bradford) Starke 12 17 4 605.85
Trenton 12 18 5 4830.93
Trenton 12 17 5 2078.84
DISTRICT III Total $67,732.35
Bronson 11 17 4 1036.97
Bushnell 11 16 3 888.97
Chiefland 12 17 4 608.65
Chiefland 12 17 4 500.31
DeLand 11 17 4 620.11
Groveland 11 16 3 1388.17
Groveland 12 17 5 689.89
Ocala 12 18 3 4878.88
Sanford 11 17 3 639.40
Umatilla 12 18 4 1185.27
Webster 12 18 4 1283.25
Webster 12 19 4 1290.95
Williston 12 17 5 1102.63
Winter Garden 12 17 4 769.93
Winter Garden 12 18 5 1079.50
DISTRICT IV Total $17,962.90
Auburndale 11 16 4 804.00
Bartow 12 17 5 1163.50
Bartow 12 19 5 1106.97
Bartow 12 18 5 3743.08
Bartow 12 17 4 1190.35
Bradenton 12 17 5 767.12
Bradenton 12 18 4 2494.02
Bradenton 12 17 5 962.54
Bradenton 12 18 3 1105.74
Brandon 12 18 4 543.56
Brandon 12 17 4 1748.86
Brandon 12 18 4 2800.51
Brooksville 12 17 4 921.58
Dade City 12 17 4 1077.60
Dade City 12 17 4 3316.54
Dade City 12 18 4 725.12
Ft. Meade 12 17 4 541.17
Ft. Meade 11 16 4 602.87
Ft. Meade 11 16 4 732.50
Inverness 11 18 4 2329.76
Lakeland 12 17 3 1305.26
Lakeland 12 18 4 1329.73
Lakeland 12 19 3 690.58
Plant City 12 19 4 826.42
Plant City 12 17 4 512.60
Sarasota 12 18 4 1973.56
Sarasota 11 18 4 787.21
Turkey Creek 12 17 4 992.09
Turkey Creek 12 18 4 1066.84
Turkey Cr-ek 12 17 4 886.99
(East Bay) Wimauma 12 17 4 655.74
(East Bay) Wimauma 12 17 4 613.00
Winter Haven 12 17 4 2078.07
DISTRICT V Total $42,395.48
(So. Dade) Homestead 12 17 4 1503.18
(So. Dade) Homestead 12 17 4 1553.52
Miami-Edison 12 17 4 617.78
Miami-Edison 12 18 3 881.51
Miami-Edison 12 17 3 861.17
Miami-Jackson 12 18 3 1286.14
North Miami 12 19 4 1003.16
Okeechobee 12 18 5 3967.50
Pahokee 12 18 4 2017.91
Wauchula 12 18 4 600.00
DISTRICT VI Total $14,291.87

STATE TOTAL $234,527.96

Also, the Star State Farmer (***) received $209 from the Future Farmer of America Foundation.
Column A shows number of years in Vocational Agriculture and Column B the amount of labor income.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958


By Way of Editorial Comment:

Area Supervisor, Agricultural Education, Gainesville, Florida
THE NATIONAL Organization of Future Farmers of America was established in 1928.
At that time, there were only a small number of chapters, compared with the number

of organized chapters in existence today.
program fully realized the potential of
the program as a training device for
rural youth.
In my early experience with the pro-
gram, I thought of the Future Farmer
Organization as a club, composed of vo-
cational agriculture students, but it was
soon apparent that it afforded the teach-
ers a vehicle to hold interest and develop
the students by letting them assume re-
sponsibility in solving the rural problems
arising in connection with their chapter
and supervised farming programs. The
local programs of work are patterned
after the national and state programs of
work, offering a challenge to every mem-
ber of the chapter, and serving to stimu-
late interest in seeking information to
help solve the problems confronting the
Industry was quick to recognize the
possibilities offered in the Future Farmer
Program for developing local and na-
tional leadership, and have been liberal
with contributions sponsoring FFA ac-
tivities throughout the nation. Also, rep-
resentatives from foreign countries recog-
nized the value of this youth program,
and many have set up organizations pat-
terned more or less after the Future
Farmers of America program.
Thousands of farm boys have par-
ticipated in the FFA programs in the
local chapters, and through this organi-
zation have gained confidence in their
ability to intelligently think and speak

It is doubtful that the founders of the FFA

on the problems of the state and nation,
and as a result of participation in this
program, many of the members have
been elected as leaders of farm organiza-
tions, Civic Clubs, County, City and
(Continued on page 14)

The Cover State Champion Quartet of the Quincy Chapter sang to
the new State Sweetheart, Sallye McSwain, Arcadia.
Other contestants were (left to right): Quinn Flood, Live Oak: Shirley Wise. De-
Funiak Springs; Linda Couch, Wimauma; 1957-58 State Sweetheart, Pat Cossin,
Orlando; Yvonne Putnal, Mayo; Carolie Buck, Groveland. Accompanist at piano-
Joyce Johnson, Quincy. J. E. Gorman, Managing Director, Florida Retail Feder-
ation, State Chamber of Commerce, presented the awards for the Belk-Lindsey
Stores, sponsor of the Sweetheart Contest.

Inside, outside and all around
the house, Reddy Kilowatt
cuts workday drudgery .
faster, cheaper and better
helps you enjoy Happier
Florida Living





The Florida Future Farmer

VOL. XIX, No. 3

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 ............. Cecil Tindel, Graceville
1st Vice-President ......... Curtis Koon, Mayo
2nd V.-President.W. O. Beauchamp, Jr., Chiefland
3rd Vice-President ..... Robert P. Carley, Miami
4th Vice-President.. .Darrel Hobbs, Florala, Ala.
5th Vice-President. .Keyland Morgan, Plant City
6th Vice-President. ..... Horace Quincey, Trenton
Executive Secretary ..... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser .......... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

President ..... Howard Downing, Nicholasville, Ky.
1st Vice Pres..........Leon C. Smith, Rome, N. Y.
2nd Vice Pres.... Jerry W. Cullison, Phoenix, Ariz.
3rd Vice Pres..Royce Lee Bodiford, Millsap, Texas
4th Vice Pres........Jerry D. Rulon. Arcadia, Ind.
Student Sec'y..Nathan A. Reese, Mooreland, Okla.
Exec. Sec'y ......... Wm. Paul Gray, Wash., D. C.
Exec. Treasurer. .......R. E. Bass, Richmond, Va.
Nat. Adviser. ..... Dr. W. T. Spanton. Wash., D. C.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958

Thirty Years With the

Future Farmers of America







Is History

THE 30TH Annual State FFA Conven-
tion and Leadership Conference of the
Florida Association, FFA will be re-
membered by many in the coming years
as the most outstanding meeting of its
kind in the history of the organization.
Friends and cooperators in attendance
have expressed their approval in letters
of congratulations to the Officers and
members of the organization.
Again, the Princess Issena Hotel and
the Peabody Auditorium were used as
Convention Headquarters. Many guests
were on hand during the week, including
Royce Bodiford, Millsap, Texas, National
Vice-President for the Southern Region;
Stewart Bloodsworth, Georgia, and Jerry
Lowery, Tennessee, Presidents of their
State FFA Associations; and Gayle Nor-
man, Tallahassee, National FHA Presi-
dent. They exemplified the theme of the
Convention through their leadership in
"Future Farmers Learning to Work
Efficiently and Think Clearly."
REGISTRATION, housing, interviewing of
candidates for state office, athletic con-
tests, the tractor driving contest; as well
as the Judging, Indentification and Grad-
ing and Demonstration Contests, which
were held this year for the first time at
the State Convention, had the spotlight
during the first day. Future Farmers
filled their headquarters, the Princess
Issena Hotel, and many of the surround-
ing hotels.
The Bradenton chapter team won the
state softball championship, defeating the
Crescent City chapter team by a score
of 8 to 3, and the state tractor driving
contest was won by Royce Hasty of
Marianna. The state championship in
horseshoe pitching was won by the Mon-
ticello chapter team, composed of Craig
Knight and Edward Register. The Lake-
land team, composed of Eugene Horton,
Sam Fasano and Dale Maler won the
State Judging, Identification, and Grad-
ing Contest.
The three divisional winners in the
Demonstration Contest were as follows:
In Soil Fertility and Improvement, the
Winter Haven FFA Chapter. The
Demonstration was "Building Up Soil
Fertility", presented by Rodney Ham-
mond. In Marketing, the Winter Haven
Chapter. The Demonstration was "Pre-
packaging Tomatoes," presented by Jim-
my Cox and Sonny Bradley. In Produc-
tion, the Miami-Edison Chapter. The
Demonstration was "Soil Fumigation of
Plant Beds," presented by Mike Michel-
son and Alwin Helm.

Receiving the Honorary State Farmer Degree on Tuesday afternoon were: (front
row) A. E. Bruner, President, Florida Swine Breeders Assn. Live Oak; John W.
Cooper, Program Supervisor, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Naval Stores Program, Val-
dosta, Ga.; W. J. Crowley, (retired Vocational Agriculture teacher), Sarasota; Wm.
C. Grainger, Sec-Treas., Bradenton Production Credit Association; Dr. Sam
Hand, Ass't. Director for Adult and Veterans Education, Tallahassee; Arol Hudson,
Member of State Advisory Committee, Agricultural Education, Vernon; (Second
row) Tom Hughes, Agricultural News Editor, Florida Grower and Rancher, Tampa;
N. J. Johns, Principal, Columbia High School, Lake City; L. A. Johnston, Sales Pro-
motion Manager, Gulf Power Company, Pensacola; Louis T. Marsh, Daytona Beach;
E. F. McLane, Principal, Brandon High School, Brandon; C. S. Miley, Editor, Fort
Pierce News Tribune, Fort Pierce; (Third row) H. E. Nickley, Advertising Man-
ager, Mid-States Steel and Wire Co., Crawfordsville, Ind.; Joseph D. Norton, Ass't.
Vegetable Crop Specialist, Extension Service, University of Florida, Gainesville;
Ed H. Price, Jr., Tropicana Products, Inc., Bradenton; and Guyton Williams, Poultry
Marketing Specialist, Florida State Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville.

The Rotary Club Program was present-
ed, with Royce Bodiford, Millsap, Texas
National FFA vice president, as speaker
and the Quincy String Band furnishing
the music.
The Farm and Ranch Publishing Com-
pany of Nashville, Tennessee, were hosts
at a Delegate's and Advisor's Dinner,
held at Princess Issena Hotel at 5:00 p.m.
The enjoyable event was attended by
over 300 delegates, state officers, mem-
bers and friends. The Paxton String
Band furnished excellent music at
various times during the program. The
Invocation was given by Charles McCul-
lers of Plant City, Sixth Vice-President,
and a short welcome by Lloyd Dubroff
of Altha, State President, who acted as
Master of Ceremonies. H. E. Wood,
State FFA Advisor, introduced the
guests, and Dr. Walter R. Williams, Jr.,
State Director of Vocational and Adult
Education, was guest speaker.
T. L. Barrineau, Supervisor of Agricul-
tural Education for Area I presented the
Softball and Horseshoe Pitching Awards.
Edward J. Hawkins, Manager of the
Future Farmer Supply Service, presented
the Florida Association with a United
States Flag and a Future Farmers of
America Flag.
R. W. "Duke" Stanley, circulation
director, was a very genial host in wel-
coming the delegates and advisors to the
THE FIRST General Assembly of all

delegates, advisers, and guests, was held
in the Peabody Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The state officers occupied their respec-
tive stations for the official opening
ceremony. After a few brief remarks
State President, Lloyd Dubroff, introduc-
ed his fellow officers. Donald Smith,
Fourth Vice-President, presided. W. T.
Loften, associate professor, agricultural
education, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville, and Richard Kelley, student at the
University, were in charge of the Parlia-
mentary Procedure Contest. The judges
were: Reynolds, Graduate Fellow in
Speech Department, University of Flori-
da, Dr. F. W. Parvin, Ass't. to the Presi-
dent, University of Florida, and M. E.
Twedell, Ass't Florida State Fair Man-
ager, Tampa.
Chapter teams and members in the
order of their final placings in this con-
test were: 1st, Clewiston (George
Tokieda, Sam Ellington, Don Sutton,
Morris Ridgdill, Sermon Dyess, and
Preston McGee), was awarded $25.00 and
Pennant from the Florida Association,
FFA, and a trophy from the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation; 2nd, Havana
(John Woodberry, Jack Pierce, Victor
Butler, Max Smith, Russell Blackwood
and Billy Brundidge)-$20.00; and 3rd,
Ocala (Billy Peebles, Werley Darley,
Franklin Burnett, Reezin Swilley, Mac
Pons, and David Sims)-$15.00. W. T.
Loften announced the results, and Mr.
Reynolds presented the FFA Awards and
W. R. Hancock, Secretary and Director

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958

of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation
presented the Trophy.
In the absence of J. G. Smith Super-
visor of Agricultural Education for Area
II, C. M. Lawrence, Area Supervisor
from Wauchula conducted the Quartet
Contest, after introducing the following
judges: Holmes Melton, Mayo; C. H.
Coulter, State Forester, Tallahassee; and
Don Adams, Director of Agricultural
Development, Florida Power & Light
Company, Palatka.
The awards in the Quartet Contest,
sponsored by the Florida Association,
the following: Quincy (Harry McCall,
Randall Kincaid, Ben Betts, Billy Poston,
and accompanied by Miss Joyce John-
son)-$20.00 and Pennant; Santa Fe
Chapter at Alachua (Bobby Thomas,
Billy Wells, David Anderson and Larry
Gonzales) -$15.00; Sebring (Harold Jack-
son, David Whatley, Errol Lanier, Ron-
nie Sauls, and accompanied by Jim
Thompson) -$10.00; Kathleen (Orville
Flowers, Randy Wall, Mike Mears, Jack
Fletcher, and accompanied by Miss Lola
Hofstetter) $5.00; Webster (Charles
Lewis, Billy Johnson, Royce Dias, Fred-
die Rodgers, and accompanied by Miss
Janelle Locke)-$5.00; Bonifay (Earl
Pitts, Toney Carroll, Phillip Kent, Gene
Land, and accompanied by Miss Phyllis
The Farm Safety Awards, a Certificate
and check for $100.00 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation were
presented to the Ft. Pierce Chapter by
R. A. Miessen, Ass't. to the Division
Manager, Florida Division of the Stand-
ard Oil Company. In the absence of
John McCarty, Jr., Chairman of the
Farm Safey Committee, Larry Jordan
accepted the award. Other awards pre-
sented by Miessen on behalf of the
Standard Oil Company were: $50.00 to
the Tate Chapter at Gonzalez; $25.00 to
DeLand; $20.00 to Bartow; $15.00 to
Ocala; and $10.00 to South Dade at
T. E. Hancock, assistant sales manager,
Florida Ford Tractor Company, present-
ed the following awards to winners of the
Tractor Driving Contest, which was spon-
sored by his organization: a 21 Jewel
Wrist Watch to Royce Hasty of Marian-
na and a pennant as State winner; a 17
jewel watch to Larry Jordan of Ft. Pierce
as second place winner; and $25.00 Sav-
ings Bonds to the following in their re-
spective placings-Mitchell Rowan, Gre-
ensboro; Gene Alford, Palatka; Marcus
Newberg, Ocoee; P. L. Keen, Bradenton.
W. H. Parady, Florida Ford Tractor
Company, Jacksonville, D. M. Castator,
International Harvester Company, Jack-
sonville, and John Hallowell, John Deere
Tractor Company, Lake City, were the
judges, and assisted in securing the
necessary equipment. Gus Porter, City
Manager of Daytona Beach arranged for
laying out the course, the DeLand Ford
Tractor Company furnished the plow
and tractor, and the U-Haul-It Company
of Daytona Beach furnished the trailer.
J. O. Pearce, president of the Florida
Cattlemen's Association, presented the
awards sponsored by the association. Jeff
The Florida Future Farmer 5

Daughter of the Hardee Chapter at
Wauchula, as state winner of the Beef
Breeding award received $100.00 on the
purchase of a pure-bred registered animal
of the breed desired. Other winners-
Robert A. Willis, Marianna; Vincent

Milstead, Walnut Hill; Jimmy Davis,
Mulberry; John Woodberry, Havana;
and Ray Lynn Rhodes, Ocala, respec-
tively-each received $15.00 to help de-
fray their expenses in attending the State
Convention. The state winner of the


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of Kathleen, was presented $100.00 to
apply on expenses for him and his advi-
sors to attend the National Convention
in Kansas City, Missouri, in October
1958. Other winners, each of whom re-
ceived $15.00 to help defray their ex-
penses to attend the State Convention,
were as follows: Milton McMillon, De-
Land; Stuart Suber, Quincy; Lamar
Smith, Walnut Hill; Walter Maxwell,
Quincy; and Robert Wiley, Auburndale.
George M. Talbott, Manager, Produc-
tion and Marketing Division, Florida
Fruit and Vegetable Association, Orlan-
do, presented the awards in the State
Judging, Identification, and Grading
Contest, sponsored by the Florida Fruit
and Vegetable Association. The contest
was conducted under the guidance of
Mason Marvel, Ass't. Vegetable Crop
Specialist, and Bruce Barmby, both of
the Agricultural Extension Service, Uni-
versity of Florida. Judges were: Don
Adams, Dr. of Agricultural Development,
Florida Power and Light Co., Palatka;
Tom Hughes, Agri. News Ed, Fla. Grow-
er & Rancher, Tampa; & M. E. Twedell,
Ass't Fla. State Fair Mgr., Tampa; The
Lakeland team composed of Sam Fasano,
Dale Maler and Eugene Horton was win-
ner of this award and will represent Flor-
ida in the Nat'l Junior Vegetable Growers
Association Convention in Biloxi, Missis-
sippi in December. The expenses will be
paid by Florida Fruit and Vegetable As-
sociation. Other winners in their re-
spective order were: Turkey Creek,
Miami-Edison, Winter Haven, Alachua,
South Dade at Homestead, Hialeah,
Auburndale, Wauchula and Groveland.
Donald Smith then returned the gavel
to the State President for the Closing
Ceremony and Adjournment.
BEFORE THE official opening on Tuesday
morning, delegates and guests were en-
tertained by the Santa Fe Chapter
Quartet from Alachua, second place
winner in the state contest. Bobby
Thomas introduced the members of the
quartet. The Devotional Service was
given by Reverend R. Hugh Hawkins of
the Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand,
and J. Edward Langley, Director of Glee
Clubs, Daytona Beach, led the group
The 30th Annual State Convention

then opened officially with State Presi-
dent, Lloyd Dubroff, presiding. All
officers except Bill Thompson, Sanford,
who was attending National Guard
Camp, occupied their respective stations
for the official opening ceremony.
Dr. J. Hart Long, Mayor of Daytona
Beach extended a most hearty welcome
to the Florida Future Farmers and wish-
ed for them a very successful convention.
He also extended an invitation to them
to return to Daytona next year for their
convention. John H. Smiley, Volusia
County Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion, extended greetings and best wishes
to the Future Farmers.
President Lloyd Dubroff introduced
his fellow State Officers and H. E. Wood,
state advisor of the Florida Association,
FFA, after which the roll call of delegates
by districts was made by the state vice
presidents, and the entire delegation
was seated.
After being introduced by Lamar Jen-
kins, first vice-president, Lloyd Dubroff
gave the State President's Message.
The minutes of the 29th Annual Con-
vention were read by Bill Land, second
vice-president, and approved.
Two selections were rendered by the
State Champion Quartet from Quincy,
before the Annual Accomplishment Re-
port of the Florida Association, FFA, for
1957-58 was given by Donald Smith,
Fourth Vice-President. The report was
approved by the delegates.
Gene Hudson, Fifth Vice-President
announced that the following men were
presented the Honorary State Farmer
Degree during the past year:
Harry Boyles, farmer at Live Oak, and
Joe Diaz, a rancher at Alachua, at the
Southeastern Livestock Show in Ocala;
J. C. Council, President of the Tampa
Tribune, Tampa, E. E. Jeter, Principal
of the Benjamin Franklin Jr. High
School, Tampa, and Charles P. Lykes,
Exec. Vice-President of Lykes Bros4
Inc., Tampa, at the FFA Day at Florida
State Fair; M. A. Schack, President of
Florida Jersey Breeders Association,
Greenwood, at the West Florida FFA Fat
Cattle Show in Quincy; and Thomas B.
Warlow, Exchange Student, Young
Farmers of Great- Britain, Pembroke,
Wales, at the State F.F.A. Forestry
Training Camp, at Camp O'Leno.
Bill Land read the names of those
recommended to receive the Honorary

The President's Message

I shall always remember and cherish the day that I was elected your
1958-59 State President. Thanks to you, the delegates, for entrusting such
great honor and responsibility to me.
Together let us join hands and carry the ideals of our great organization
across the state or even across the nation. Together let us work to make
this coming year one of the most successful our organization has ever known.
Together we shall win!
May we thank God that we are one of those who can proudly smile and
say, "I am a Future Farmer."
Cecil Tindel

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958

State Farmer Degree during the Conven-
tion and they were approved.
At this time the State President read
some fine telegrams and letters from
Governor LeRoy Collins, U. S. Senator
Spessard L. Holland, John Ford, Man-
ager, Alabama Rural Electric Associa-
tion, Montgomery, Ala.
President Lloyd Dubroff presented the
nominating committee's selection for
State President, Horace Quincey of Tren-
ton, which was approved, and nomina-
tions were received from the floor for
Gene Alford of Palatka, Jimmy Ryals of
DeLand, Merlin Edwards of Chumuckla,
Darrel Hobbs of Paxton, Billy Deen of
Bunnell, Harold Herndon of Lake City,
Virgil Crosby of Bradenton, Cecil Tindel
of Graceville, Ray Rhodes of Ocala, Key-
land Morgan of Lakeland, and Millard
Sasser of Chipley. The twelve candidates
for State President gave brief talks and
the meeting adjourned with the official
closing ceremony.
Two special luncheons were held at
11:45 a.m. in the Princess Issena Hotel.
One was for the Farm Safety Winners
(Chapter Advisers and Chairmen of the
Committees) as guests of the Standard
Oil Company of Kentucky, with R. A.
Miessen as host. The other was for the
District Sweethearts and their chaper-
ones as guests of the Craig Hotels, with
John E. Leonard, General Manager,
Daytona Beach as host.
The Lions Club Program was present-
ed, with William Aplin, Paxton, former
State FFA President as speaker, and the
Dade City String Band furnishing the
music. The Kiwanis Club Program of
the Halifax Area was also presented, with
Joe Dan Boyd, Alexandria, Va., Associate
Editor of the National Future Farmer
Magazine, as speaker and the Quincy
String Band furnishing the music.
The Tuesday afternoon session was
called to order by the President and
opened with the official ceremony.
Seymour Henck, Consultant to the
South's Regional Advisory Council on
Nuclear Energy, and President of Henck
Associates, Atlanta, Georgia, a public
relations firm addressed the delegation
on "The Agricultural Atom."
C. M. Lawrence introduced the judges
for the Harmonica Contest as follows:
Holmes Melton, Joe Dan Boyd, and R.
A. Miessen.
Holmes Melton, a business man from
Mayo, announced the results in the
Harmonica Contest and presented the
awards to the following in their order of
placing: James Ray, Quincy-$10.00 and
a Pennant; Rusty Garner, Arcadia-
$8.00; Happy Roche, Vernon-$7.00;
Willie Clemons, Bradford Chapter at
Starke-$5.00; and James Rodgers, Ft.
Allentown, Quincy, Gainesville, Ocala,
Bartow and Okeechobee were presented
bronze plaques with their Chapter name
engraved on them, as well as $100.00, as
district winners in the chapter coopera-
tive leadership contest. The checks to the
Chapters at Allentown, Quincy, Gaines-

Singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" at the close of the Special FFA Bandshell Program, Wednesday night.

ville, and Ocala were from the Cotton
Producers Association, a large Farm
Supply and Marketing Cooperative,
which has branch stores known as Farm-
ers Mutual Exchanges located at various
points in North Florida. James Hart,
Public Relations Director of the Cotton
Producers Association, Atlanta, Georgia,
presented these checks. The other checks
were presented by Aubrey Fowler, presi-
dent of the Florida Council of Farmer
Cooperatives, Live Oak, assisted by Al
Whitmore, secretary-treasurer, Florida
Citrus Production Credit Association,
Orlando; Ed Dukes, Sec.-Treas. of North-
eastern Production Credit Association,
Palatka, and Dr. E. W. Cake, Economist,
Marketing, Agricultural Extension Ser-
vice, University of Florida, Gainesville.
The Bartow Chapter as top Chapter in
the State, was presented a plaque and
check from the Council for $500.00, to
help defray expenses for their advisors
and five members to attend the annual
meeting of the American Institute of
Cooperation to be held this year at
Pennsylvania State College, August 24
to 28.
The State President presented a
Certificate of Merit to Miss Ann Wilder,
News Director, Radio Station WIRA, Ft.
Pierce, Florida, for her outstanding
service, cooperation and interest in the
Charles McCullers and Gene Hudson
gave introductory remarks regarding the
candidates for Honorary State Farmer
Degree, after which the State Officers
awarded the Degree to the following: A.
E. Bruner, President, Florida Swine

Breeders Association, Live Oak; John W.
Cooper, Program Supervisor, U.S.D.A.
Forest Service, Naval Stores Program,
Valdosta, Ga.; W. J. Crowley, retired
Vocational Agriculture teacher, Sarasota;
Wm. C. Grainger, Sec.-Treas., Bradenton
Production Credit Association, Braden-
ton; Dr. Sam Hand, Ass't. Director for
Adult and Veterans Education, Tallahas-
see; Arol Hudson, Member of State
Advisory Committee, Agricultural Educa-
tion, Vernon; Tom Hughes, Agricultural
News Editor, Florida Grower and
Rancher, Tampa; N. J. Johns, Principal,
Columbia High School, Lake City; L. A.
Johnston, Sales Promotion Manager, Gulf
Power Company, Pensacola; Louis T.
Marsh, Daytona Beach; E. F. McLane,
Principal, Brandon High School, Bran-
don; C. S. Miley, Ft. Pierce News Tri-
bune, Ft. Pierce; H. E. Nickloy, Adver-
tising Manager, Mid-States Steel &
Wire Company, Crawfordsville, Indiana;
Joseph D. Norton, Ass't. Vegetable Crop
Specialist, Agricultural Extension Ser-
vice, University of Florida, Gainesville;
Ed H. Price, Jr., Tropicana Products,
Inc., Bradenton; and Guyton Williams,
Poultry Marketing Specialist, Florida
State Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville.
President Dubroff read telegrams of
congratulations and best wishes from
Danny Cowart, former FFA Vice-Presi-
dent from Leesburg and Edward Hunt,
General Manager of Ft. Harrison Hotel,
Clearwater., and after making announce-
ments regarding committee work, the
Committees received their assignments
and recessed to Seabreeze High School
and in Peabody Auditorium.

THE THIRD session of the Convention was
called to order by President Lloyd Dub-
roff, who proceeded with the official
opening ceremony, after introducing
Happy Roche of the Vernon Chapter,
who furnished music on the Harmonica
prior to the opening. Gene Hudson,
Fifth Vice-President, was introduced as
Master of Ceremonies for the session.
W. T. Loften introduced the follow-
ing judges in the Public Speaking
Contest: Dr. George D. Thornton, Ass't.
Dean, College of Agriculture, University
of Florida, Gainesville; H. G. Dasher,
Ass't. Director State Soil Conservation
Service, Gainesville; and Ed H. Price, Jr.,
Tropicana Products, Inc., Bradenton.
James E. Gorman, Managing Director,
Florida Retail Federation, State Chamber
of Commerce, presented the Future
Farmers of America Foundation certi-
ficate and check for $100 and a pennant
to Cecil Tindel of Graceville; and awards
sponsored by Belk-Lindsey Stores to Billy
Deen of Bunnell-$25.00 as second place
winner and C. L. Cuthbertson of Pine-
crest-$20 as third place winner. The
titles of their speeches in their respec-
tive placings were: "What Can We As
Future Farmers of America Do to Help
Conserve the Soil", "The Conservation
of Our Nation's Resources," and "The
Dangers of Chemical Farming."
At this time a telegram of best wishes
was read from J. G. Smith, Area II
Supervisor. He also expressed his sin-
cere disappointment at not being able to
be present.
C. M. Lawrence introduced the follow-

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958

Henry C. Coleman, President Commercial Bank of Daytona Beach, presenting
Florida Banker Scholarship Awards. Left to right are: David Courtney, Tate at
Gonzalez; Randy King, Jasper; Charlie Tanner, Jr., Callahan; Paul Akins, Webster;
and Donald Turner, Brandon.

ing judges in the String Band Contest:
Holmes Melton, Aubrey Fowler, and R.
A. Miessen. After the Contest was con-
ducted, the awards sponsored by the
Florida Association, FFA were presented
by C. M. Lawrence as follows: Dade
City, as State Winner, received $20.00
and a pennant; Quincy, as 2nd place
received $15.00; Paxton, as 3rd place-
$10.00; Starke, as 4th place-$5.00; and
Wauchula as 5th place-$5.00.
Vice-President Hudson introduced Joe
Dan Boyd, Associate Editor of the
National Future Farmer Magazine,
Alexandria, Virginia, who spoke to the
delegation at this time.
Darrel Hobbs of the Paxton Chapter
was presented a Dairy Efficiency Plaque
from Southern Dairies, Inc., a certificate
and check for $100.00 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation as State
Dairy Farmer by Ezra Yocum, Field
Representative, Southern Dairies, Inc.,
Marianna. District winners receiving
$25.00 each from Southern Dairies, Inc.,
were Billy Joe Williams, Graceville;
Johnny Carter, Callahan; Dale Utter,
DeLand; J. B. Sampson, Jr., Brandon;
Donald Shaw, Miami-Edison; and T. J.
Lambert III, Havana, Top District Win-
ner, who also received a plaque.
Tom Rice, Ass't. Sales Manager,
Thomasville, Georgia, presented the Corn
Production awards sponsored by Green-
wood Farms, Thomasville, Ga. to the fol-
lowing: Escambia Farms-$100.00 as State
winner. The other winners in their order
of placing were: Bonifay-$60.00; Pinetta
-$40.00; and Lee-$25.00.
The meeting was then turned back to
the State President for the Closing Cere-
mony and adjournment.
THE ALPHA Gamma Rho Fraternity,
University of Florida, sponsored a break-
fast at the Princess Issena Hotel, at
7:00 a.m. for all State Farmer Candi-
dates planning to attend College. Terry

McDavid acted as Toastmaster. Special
music was furnished by the Dade City
and Starke String Bands.
Special music was presented by the
Quincy String Band, and the fourth ses-
sion of the convention opened with the
devotional service given by Charles
McCullers, Sixth Vice-President. State
President Lloyd Dubroff called the meet-
ing to order with the official opening
ceremony, and A. R. Cox, Executive
Secretary, Florida Association, FFA,
gave the State Highlights for 1957-58.
(Copies of this report are being distribut-
ed at the July 1958 Vocational Agricul-
ture Teachers Conference.)
Charles McCullers presented the trea-
surer's report for the year 1957-58, which
was approved by the delegates.
Joseph D. Norton, Ass't. Vegetable
Crop Specialist, Agricultural Extension
Service, University of Florida at this
time conducted the finals in the Demons-
tration Contest. The judges were Don
Adams, Tom Hughes, M. E. Twedell,
and G. C. Norman. George M. Talbott
presented the award to the Miami-Edison
Chapter as state winner. The title of
their demonstration was "Soil Fumiga-
tion of Plant Beds", and the team was
composed of Mike Michelson and Alwin
Helm. This team will represent Florida
at the National Junior Vegetable Grow-
ers Association Convention in Biloxi,
Mississippi, in August.
A telegram of congratulations was
read from Austin Tilton, State President
of Boys 4-H Council, Palatka.
The State Champion Dade City String
Band furnished a few selections at this
The State Forestry Contest Awards,
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Company, were presented by
R. N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent.
Randy King of Jasper, as State Winner
received $125.00, as did his adviser, R. S.
McMillan. Second place of $50 went to
Kenneth Tanner, Callahan; third place

of $30 went to Eugene Lewis, Talla-
hassee; and fourth place of $20 to Norval
Tyre, Blountstown.
Fenwick Donald McCormick, former
member of the Williston Chapter, and
Gipson Frank Kingry, Jr., former mem-
ber of the Malone Chapter were present-
ed a $100 J. F. Williams Memorial
Scholarship by H. E. Wood, State FFA
Advisor. McCormick and Kingry are
both planning to accept employment as
teachers of vocational agriculture in
At this time Miss Gayle Norman,
Tallahassee, National President, Future
Homemakers of America, addressed the
For the past several years the Florida
Association, FFA has invited the State
Presidents from all FFA State Associa-
tions in the Southern Region, as well as
Presidents of other youth organizations
in Florida, to attend their State Conven-
tion. Those present this year were Jerry
Lowery, State FFA President from Ten-
nessee, and Stewart Bloodsworth, State
FFA President from Georgia. Both were
called to the platform and spoke briefly
to the delegates. Also introduced at this
time were past officers Terry McDavid,
P. K. Beck, Richard Kelly, William T.
Aplin, Jacques Waller, and Don Adams,
who spoke briefly.
The 1958 State Farmer Degree Candi-
dates were guests of Miss Elizabeth
Copeland, The Custom Cal Company,
Atlanta, Georgia, at a luncheon at the
Princess Issena Hotel.
The Civitan Club program was pre-
sented, with Cecil Tindel, Graceville,
State winner in the Public Speaking
Contest as speaker, and the Quincy
Quartet furnishing the music. The
Kiwanis Club program was also present-
ed, with James Quincy, Trenton, former
National FFA Vice-President, as speaker
and the Turkey Creek String Band fur-
nishing the music.
THE AFTERNOON session was called to
order by the president and opened with
the official ceremony.
H. E. Wood introduced 1957 American
Farmers: Richard Alton Blair of Jenn-
ings and Samuel Tribble of DeLand; and
1958 applicants for the American Farmer
Degree as follows: William Aplin, Pax-
ton; Glen Shepherd, Bell; Thomas J.
Lawrence, DeLand; and Melvin Vernon,
Jr., Hillsborough-at Tampa.
Royce Bodiford, Millsap, Texas,
National FFA Vice-President, Honored
Guest of the Convention, addressed the
delegates and guests.
A telegram was read from Chuck
Schlakman of the Balmoral Hotel, Miami
State Farmer Degree was conferred
on 165 Future Farmers by the State
Officers (This listing is given on page
2). The Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company of Crawfordsville, Indiana and
Jacksonville, Florida, sponsored awards
of $5.00 each, for members receiving the
State Farmer Degree, with $10.00 going
to the three top District Winners, $25.00

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958

to the two top Area Winners, and $50.00
to the Star State Farmer. H. E. Nickloy,
Advertising Manager, of Crawfordsville;
L. J. Whitmarsh, Manager of the Florida
Plant, and E. H. Nelson, Sales Director,
both of Jacksonville, presented the
The Bradenton, Florida Citrus, Gaines-
ville, Lakeland, Marianna, Monticello,
Northeast Florida, and North Florida
Production Credit Associations presented
a State Farmer Key to each member re-
ceiving the Degree. H. V. Lee, East Lake
Weir, Sec.-Treas. of Florida Federation
of Production Credit Associations; Wm.
C. Grainger, Bradenton; Ed Dukes,
Palatka; Paul Abersol, Gainesville; and
Jack B. Salt, Gainesville, presented the
James Quincey, Trenton, past National
FFA Vice-President addressed the dele-
gates and guests at this time.
The twelve candidates for 1958-59
State President were given two minutes
each to present their qualifications prior
to the balloting for president. Cecil
Tindel of Graceville was elected on the
first ballot.
"Pass-the-Chicken, Pappy" Awards,
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Founda-
tion, were presented to 18 Chapters by
Tommy Wetherell, manager of the Sears,
Roebuck Store in Daytona Beach. First
place winner in each district received
$25.00, second place winner $15.00 and
third place winner $10.00. Those who
received awards by District in order of
placing were as follows: I-Chipley, Pop-
lar Springs Vernon; II-Monticello,
Tallahassee, Grand Ridge; III-(Baker
County) Macclenny; (Lake Weir) Sum-
merfield; Ocoee; IV-Chiefland, Bushnell,
St. Cloud; V-Bartow, Palmetto, Inver-
ness; VI-Pompano, Sebring, (South
Dade) Homestead.
James Edward Davis of Mulberry was
presented a certificate and check for $100
from the Future Farmers of America
Foundation and a $100 Savings Bond
from the Florida Ford Tractor Company,
as State winner of the Farm Mechanics
Award, by T. E. Hancock, Ass't. General
Sales Manager of the Florida Ford
Tractor Company in Jacksonville.
To each of the District Winners, he
presented $50 Savings Bonds also from
his organization: I-David Wayne Court-
ney, (Tate) Gonzalez; II-Frank Dunn,
Quincy; III-Francis Ward, (Suwannee)
Live Oak; IV-Ray Lynn Rhodes, Ocala;
V-Donald Turner, Brandon; VI-Dale
Cooper, Sebring. 40 County winners
each received a $25 Savings Bond from
their local Ford Tractor Dealer.
Recommendations of Committees were
submitted during the remainder of the
Session and were approved. These will
be mimeographed and distributed to all
teachers of vocational agriculture in
The session closed with the official
ceremony for the annual fish fry sponsor-
ed by the Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany. Six hundred Future Farmers,
advisors and guests met on the beach at
"Beach Rest", at 5:30 p.m., which was
thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present.

The Florida Future Farmer 9


AT 8:00 P.M., a special talent program,
arranged by D. A. Storms, Sr., coordi-
nator of agricultural education in Hills-
borough County, was presented in the
Band Shell on the beach, with over 3000
Future Farmers and guests in atten-
dance. J. Edward Langley, Director of
Glee Clubs in Daytona Beach was master
of ceremonies for a full and very enter-
taining program. Special guests were
introduced, and the Dade City, Quincy,
and Turkey Creek String Bands played;
Chuck McIntosh of Turkey Creek played
the piano; the Santa Fe Quartet accom-
panied by Connie Strickland, and the
Quincy Quartet accompanied by Joyce
Johnson sang; vocal selections were given

by Sallye McSwain, Arcadia, Yvonne
Putnal, Mayo (accompanied by Sylvia
Cofield), George Miller, DeFuniak
Springs (accompanied by Shirley Wise),
Linda Couch, (East Bay) at Wimauma
(accompanied by Harry Martinez),
Jeannie Guth, Plant City (accompanied
by Chuck McIntosh); acrobatics by
Quinn Flood, (Williams) Live Oak, and
Rene LaFountain, Tampa; a musical skit
by Carolie Buck, Groveland (accompani-
ed by Mrs. Mack Mercer); harmonica
selection by James Ray, Quincy; Song
and dance by 1957 State Sweetheart, Pat
Cossin, Orlando; baton twirling by
Shirley Wise, DeFuniak Springs; music
and songs by Wauchula String Band, ac-
companied by Donald Smith of Wau-
chula, Billy Poston of Quincy, and the



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State FFA Vice-Presidents.
A few additional guests were introduc-
ed, and the program closed with the
unfurling of the Flag and the audience
singing the National Anthem.
THE SIXTH session opened with a few
selections by James Ray, State Har-
monica Champion of Quincy, followed
by a Devotional by Reverend Glen Smith,
Pastor of the Christian and Missionary
Alliance Church in Daytona Beach.
President Dubroff called the meeting to
order, with officers at their stations tak-
ing part in the official opening cere-
$100 scholarship from the Florida
Bankers Association to assist them in
attending Fla. State Univ. or the U. of
Fla. were presented to David Courtney,
(Tate) Gonzalez; Randy King, Jasper;
Charlie F. Tanner, Jr., Callahan; Paul
Akins, Webster; and Donald Turner,
Brandon, by Henry Coleman, President,
Commercial Bank of Daytona Beach, re-
presenting the Florida Bankers Associa-
At this time the retiring state vice
presidents made their individual reports
to the delegates and they were approved.
The top three Chapters in the State
Contest were presented their awards by
James E. Gorman and will be entered in
National Competition. State winner this
year was Quincv, which received $40.00
and a Gold Plaque; second-(South
Dade) at Homestead, which received $25
and a Silver Plaque; and third, Mul-
berry, which received $15.00 and a
Bronze Plaque. Increased interest was
shown the's year by the Chapters as in-
dicated by their Accomplishment Re-
ports. Those having a Superior Rating
(71) were presented with a gold seal and
those having a Standard Rating (37) re-
ceived a silver seal from the National
Organization. The State Chapter Awards
are sponsored by the Future Farmers of
America Foundation and Florida Retail
Federation of the State Chamber of Com-
The District winners received $25.00
for first place; $20.00, second; $15.00,
third; and $10.00, fourth. They were, in
order of their placings, as follows: I-
(Tate) Gonzalez, Paxton, Escambia
Farms, Chipley; II-Quincy, Tallahassee,
Havana, Jasper; III- (Williams) Live
Oak, Trenton, Newberry, Gainesville; IV
-Ocala, DeLand, Reddick, Winter Gar-
den; V-Mulberry, Bartow, Bradenton,
Crystal River; VI-(South Dade) Home-
stead, Miami-Edison, Miami-Jackson,
H. E. Wood read a very interesting
Editorial concerning the Future Farmers
which appeared in the Daytona Beach
Evening News Tuesday, June 10.
The Nominating Committee's selec-
tions for state vice presidents were ap-
proved for the following: 1st-Billy Pos-
ton, Quincy; 2nd-Jimmy Ryals of De-
Land; 3rd-Robert Carley, Miami-Jack-
son; 4th-David Wayne Courtney, (Tate)
Gonzalez; 5th-Keyland Morgan, Lake-

land; 6th-Horace Quincey, Trenton.
Nominations from the floor were made
for the following: 1st-Randy King,
Jasper; Curtis Koon, Mayo; 2nd-W. O.
Beauchamp, Jr., Chiefland; Carl Remu-
sat, Sanford: Ray Rhodes, Ocala; 4th-
Darrel Hobbs, Paxton; Merlin Edwards,
Chumuckla; Sonny Johnson, Poplar
Springs; Millard Sasser, Chipley; 5th-
Harold Croft, Dade City; Virgil Crosby,
Bradenton, Wayne Hickey, Turkey
Creek; Robert Wiley, Auburndale; 6th-
Gene Alford, Palatka, Billy Deen, Bun-
nell, Harold Herndon, (Columbia) Lake
City; Gerald Roberts, Bell; Charlie Tan-
ner, Callahan; Bobby Thomas (Santa
Fe) Alachua. Robert Carley did not
have opposition.
Further recommendations of commit-
tees were submitted and were approved
at this time.
The session closed with the official
closing ceremony.
A special luncheon was held at the
Princess Issena Hotel for the District
State Farmers, their parents and advi-
sors, and the office staff, by the Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company, Jack-
sonville, with H. E. Nickloy, L. J. Whit-
marsh and E. H. Nelson as hosts.
THE SEVENTH session was called to order
by the Pres;dent.
Vice-presidents elected were: 1st-
Curtis Koon. Mayo; 2nd-W. O. Beau-
champ. Jr. Chiefland; 4th-Darrel Hobbs,
Paxton; 5th-Keyland Morgan, Lakeland;
6th-Horace Quincey, Trenton.
Presentation of Farm Electrification
awards was made by J. C. Carroll, Ser-
vice Representative, Tampa Electric
Company, Tampa, as follows: to the State
Winner, Randy King, of Jasper, a Certi-
ficate and check for $100.00 from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
and a $100.00 Savings Bond from the co-
operating electric organizations; and to
each of the District winners a $50.00
Savings Bond from the Florida Power &
Light Company of Miami, Florida Power
Corporation of St. Petersburg, Tampa
Electric Company of Tampa, and Gulf
Power Company, of Pensacola: I-Robert
Coleson, (Tate) Gonzalez; II-Mack
Dunn, Quincy; III-Jesse Godbold, (Wil-
liams) Live Oak; IV-Sam Scott Vander-
grift, Winter Garden; V-Donald Turner,
Brandon; VI-Donald Frierson, Wauc-
President Dubroff introduced Hon.
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, stating that he is
the chief state school officer, an Honor-
ary State Farmer of the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA as well as an Honorary Ameri-
can Farmer member of the National
Organization, FFA, State Director of
the National Education Association and
a member of the NEA Legislative Com-
mission; always attends the FFA Pro-
grams at the Florida State Fair in
Tampa and State FFA Convention and
is ready at all times to assist Future
Farmers and give unlimited time to help
further the Future Farmer program in
Florida. Mr. Bailey addressed the dele-

gates and guests at this time.
The Miami-Edison Chapter, as State
Winner of the Scrapbook Contest, re-
ceived $25.00 and a Pennant. Other
District winners were Vernon, Mayo,
(Bradford) Starke, Winter Garden, and
Mulberry, each receiving $10.00. These
awards, sponsored by the Florida Associ-
ation, FFA, were presented by G. C. Nor-
man, Program Specialist, Vocational
Agricultural Education, Tallahassee.
Judges were Tom Hughes, Joe Norton,
and G. C. Norman.
At this time Pat Cossin, Orlando,
State FFA Sweetheart for 1957, gave
some special entertainment, and the
meeting adjourned with the official clos-
ing ceremony.
A special dinner was held at the
Princess Issena Hotel for the Presidents
and Advisers of State Chapter Winners,
by the Florida Retail Federation, Florida
State Chamber of Commerce, with James
E. Gorman, Managing Director, as host.
THE EIGHTH session of the Convention
was called to order by the President
after several selections by Happy Roche
from Vernon on the Harmonica; the
Quincy and Santa Fe Quartets. The
meeting opened with the official opening
L. J. Whitmarsh, manager of the Flori-
da plant, Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company, presented awards as follows:
Billy Poston, Quincy, Star State Farmer
-$50.00; Ray Rhodes, Ocala, and Donald
Carlton, Bartow, Star Area State Farm-
ers-$25.00 each; Darrel Hobbs, Paxton,
Gene Stanley Alford, Palatka; Robert
Carley, Miami-Jackson, Star District
State Farmers-$10.00 each.
Parents and advisors of the winners
who were present were introduced to
the delegation.
Chilean Nitrate Educational Bureau
Leadership Awards were presented to
Billy Poston of Quincy, Ray Lynn
Rhodes of Ocala, and Donald Carlton,
of Bartow, Area Star State Farmers of
Florida for 1958, by J. F. Bazemore,
State Educational Manager from Orlan-
do. Each was awarded $75 toward his
expenses for attending the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, in
October, 1958.
Honorable Thomas D. Bailey present-
ed a certificate and check for $200 from
the Future Farmers of America Founda-
tion to the Star State Farmer and Roy
Mills, Reporter and Photographer of the
Florida Times Union, DeLand, presented
him with the beautiful Florida Times
Union Trophy, after which the State
President presented Billy's father and
his Advisor, James C. McCall, with the
Honorary State Farmer Degree and his
mother with the Certificate of Merit.
The President turned the meeting over
to Charles McCullers, Sixth Vice-Presi-
dent, who acted as Master of Ceremonies.
Charles McCullers introduced the
Judges and conducted the State Sweet-
heart Contest. Miss Sallye McSwain of
Arcadia was selected State FFA Sweet-
(Continued on page 17)

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958

165 members received their State Farmer Degree at the 30th
Annual Florida FFA Convention, above.

tion pry-_rntfrd Duncan .4 special trophy u.ai pieenlted to
;amnniage. prcidrnt ol .11 R. .-lrir. Lrsbuirg. (above)
the A rc adia chapter, ret hiring vocational agriculture
with State Swtee, hart teacher.
Piclurf q in loiner pinel sliou' (left) Tom Rice, assistant bales
manager prefcvnting the Corn Produclton .Auards sponsored
b\' Grrri ,oodr Farm,. Thorma-wille. Ga, to State I'inner
Ja:we'- Ps,'y of Esatonhia Farms Othir u inners (frorn left)
include Dhald Wt'ard. Lee. Jetrr\ Blund. Pinella. R R. Den-
son. Pinltan ahdv'l r. C Douglas Grifl;th. E-.combia Farms
adti-',r. and Earl Print. Bnijal Pictule at right s/houls
some r,/l te ti'-itina past .tat~ olllicts on thr ronvcntion
stag Friri lit. )r,n .Adanms. 1943-44 prtidrenl: Terry .Ilc-
David, 1956.57 fifth vier prcaidenr Lloyd Dubrolf, 19.57.58
president: Riiihaid Kelley, 195-.-.6 s cond vice president;
William .plin. 1955-56 president; Jacqure W'aller, 1933-34
president; Jerry Lowrry, Tennessee state president: Stevwart
Bloodsworth. Georgia stale president. .4t the mike is P. K.
Beck, 1956.57 president.

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1958-59 Officers

CECIL TINDEL, 16 year old Senior of the
Graceville FFA Chapter, is the newly
elected President of the Florida Associa-
tion. He is also the Public Speaking
Champion for the State.
His farming program consists of one
dairy cow, 50 broilers, one sow, 3 meat
hogs, 2 acres of truck crops, and 2 steers.
Some of his improvement projects in-
cluded building and re-arranging fences,
a home garden, beautifying the home,
and soil conservation.
His supplementary farm practices in-
cluded repairing and sharpening tools,
repairing farm buildings, concrete con-
struction, controlling rodents, culling
poultry, building poultry and hog equip-
ment, and improving fences and gates.
His outstanding leadership activities
included winning 10 Public Speaking
Contests out of 15, being Treasurer and
Vice-President of his Chapter, serving on
various committees, being a member of
the Chapter Parliamentary Procedure
Team and a delegate to the State FFA
Convention. Also, class Treasurer, Vice-
President of the Latin Club, member of
the Student Council and Chapter Judg-
ing Teams.

First Vice-President
NEWLY ELECTED First Vice-President,
Curtis Koon, represents District II and
is a member of the Lafayette Chapter at
Mayo. Curtis lives on a 120 acre farm
about 2 miles northeast of Mayo.
He began taking Vocational Agricul-
ture in 1955 and became a member of
the FFA Chapter the same year. His
first projects were 10 acres of corn, 10
acres of peanuts, and 100 yards of to-
bacco bed.
Curtis's improvement projects which
helped him to receive the State Farmer
Degree included such items as building
fence, growing feed crops and a home
garden, planting a farm wood lot, beauti-
fying the home, repairing and painting
buildings, planting soil improvement
crops and permanent pasture.
As President of his FFA Chapter, he
demonstrated leadership ability. He was
a member and Chairman of many com-
mittees, Parliamentary Procedure and
Judging Teams.

Second Vice-President
W. O. BEAUCHAMP, JR., of the Chiefland
Chapter is the newly elected Second Vice

President, representing District IV. He
began taking Vocational Agriculture in
1954. In 1955, he received the Chap-
ter Farmer Degree and in 1958 the State
Farmer Degree.
W. O. started his farming program on
land rented from his grandfather. Last
year, he and his younger brother bought
a 70 acre farm six miles northeast of
Chiefland. His program, this year, in-
cludes 20 acres of watermelons, 20 acres
of oats, 5 head of beef cattle and 10 head
of hogs.
His improvement projects included
beautifying the home, building fence, in-
stalling modern conveniences, repairing
and painting buildings, growing a home
garden, improving land and planting
permanent pasture.
His supplementary farm practices in-
cluded concrete construction, rodent con-
trol, building hog lot equipment, repair-
ing and sharpening tools and helping to
landscape the school grounds.
His leadership activities included be-
ing President and Vice-President of his
Chapter, Public Speaking Contestant,
member of the Parliamentary Procedure
Team and delegate to the State Con-
His other leadership activities in
school included President of the Senior
Class, Student Body and Baptist Train-
ing Union. He is a member of the Beta
Club, Student Council, and Secretary of
the Sunday School class.

Third Vice-President
ROBERT CARLEY, recently elected Third
Vice-President representing District VI,
is a member of the Miami-Jackson Chap-
As District VI Star State Farmer, he
received $10 from the Mid-States Steel
and Wire Company.
During the last year, he had 260 lay-
ing hens and raised 100 pullets. His
improvement projects were: Growing
home garden, beautifying the home, im-
proving roads, repairing and painting,
and building houses. Also, he did such
supplementary farm jobs as: Repairing
and sharpening tools, plumbing, control-
ling rodents, and concrete construction.
Robert has been Reporter and Secre-
tary of his Chapter, representative at
State and National Convention, partici-
pant in many programs on radio, TV,
and at Civic Clubs.

Fourth Vice-President
REPRESENTING THE Florida Association,
FFA as Fourth Vice-President during

the coming year is Darrel Hobbs, who
lives on a dairy farm in the northern
part of Walton County. He is 18 years
old and a member of the Paxton Chap-
ter. Also, at the Convention he was
honored by being acclaimed the top
Dairy Farmer in Florida and received
$100 from the Future Farmers of Amer-
ica Foundation and the Southern Dair-
ies, Inc. Dairy Efficiency Plaque.
As District I State Farmer, he re-
ceived $10 from the Mid-States Steel
and Wire Company. His labor income
for the past five years in vocational ag-
riculture was $7878.67. Darrel's super-
vised farming program last year con-
sisted of: 100% ownership of 25 head of
cows, 27 head of hogs, and 50% owner-
ship of 55 acres of corn and 9 acres of
peanuts. He carried out numerous im-
provement projects which helped with
the family's food and improved the farm.
He has performed thirteen different sup-
plementary farm practices. During the
past year, Darrel has undertaken the job
of remodeling the family home, working
mostly at night after completing the
milking and other farm work.
He was rated excellent in his leader-
ship activities in high school work and
made vast improvements in the farming
program through improved practices,
crop rotation, soil and water control,
and buildings.

Fifth Vice-President
REPRESENTING THE Florida Association,
FFA as Fifth Vice-President from Dis-
trict V is Keyland Morgan of the Lake-
land FFA Chapter. Keyland began tak-
ing Vocational Agriculture and became
a member of the FFA in 1954.
His Supervised Farming Program in-
cluded 2 acres of field peas, 8 steers and
5 head of beef cattle.
Some of his improvement projects in-
cluded draining land, growing feed crops,
planting soil improvement crops and
permanent pasture, repairing and paint-
ing buildings. His supplementary farm
practices included propagating fruit
trees, repairing and improving fence and
gates, testing, treating and improving
seed varieties, repairing, painting and
storing farm machinery, and first aid to
He served as President of his local
Chapter and the County FFA Feder-
ation. He also represented his Chapter
in various contests, such as Judging,
String Band, Public Speaking and Par-
liamentary Procedure. Also, he served
as member and chairman of many com-
mittees and Secretary of his Sunday
School class.
(Continued on page 14)

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Second Vice-President
Chiefland Chapter
Sponsored by
Beauchamp Hdw. &
Furn. Co.
Chiefland Farm Supply


Graceville Chapler

Sponsored by
Carlledge Ferlilizer Co.
Co tondale


First Vice-President
Lafayette Chapter
Sponsored by
The Lafayette County
State Bank
Mayo Lime Products Co.
(Agents for Wilson & Toomer
Fertilizer Fasco Pesticides)

Fourth Vice-President
Paxton Chapter
Sponsored by
Choctawhatchee Electric
DeFuniak Springs


Fifth Vice-President
Lakeland Chapter
Sponsored by
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Advertising Department
Box 440 Lakeland, Fla.

Third Vice-President
Miami-Jackson Chapter
Sponsored by
Security Feed & Seed Co.
of Miami, Inc.
5760 N.W. 36th Ave., Miami

Sixth V'ice-President
Trenton Chapter
Sponsored by
Lancaster Oil Company
Farlners and
Merchants Bank
Of Trenton

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958

of the
Florida FFA
are honored by

Seymore Hench, public relations con-
sultant in the field of atomic energy,
Atlanta, addresses the delegates at the
Tuesday afternoon session.

1958-59 Officers
(Continued from page 12)

Sixth Vice-President
HORACE QUINCEY, Sixth Vice-President
representing District III, a member of
the Trenton Chapter, plans to make
farming a career. He started in Voca-
tional Agriculture and the FFA in 1953.
His projects for 1957-58 were 30 acres
of watermelons, 2 acres cucumbers, 20
acres corn, 15 head of hogs, 2 steers, and
4 cows. His improvement projects in-
cluded building fence, constructing farm
buildings, growing feed crops, growing


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H. E. Wood, State Adviser, presented
the J. F. Williams Memorial $100 Schol-
arships to Gipson Frank Kingry, Jr.,
Malone; and Fenwich Donald McCor-
mick, Williston.

home garden and crop rotation. His
supplementary farm practices included
constructing equipment, concrete con-
struction, repairing farm machinery and
buildings, controlling diseases, home
plumbing, testing and treating seed va-
rieties and improving feed for livestock.
Horace is past President and Treas-
urer of his Chapter. He has participated
in various FFA Contests, such as Public
Speaking and Parliamentary Procedure.
Other leadership activities include be-
ing class officer for four years, and Pres-
ident of his Church organization.

Thirty Years

(Continued from page 3)
State Governments, as well as members
of U. S. Congress. As a matter of fact,
in all professions, you will find former
members of the Future Farmers of Amer-
ica holding important positions of lead-
A visit to the campus of any State
University will reveal many former mem-
bers of the Future Farmers of America
in positions of leadership in student or-
The Future Farmers of America has
also served to stimulate interest of farm
boys in remaining in school to complete
their high school education, and hun-
dreds of them will frankly admit if it
were not for the FFA, they would have
dropped out of school.
Law enforcement officers state that
Future Farmer members are seldom in-
volved in juvenile crimes, and they are
free to admit that the challenge of the
Future Farmer program keeps its mem-
bers out of bad company and tends to
develop a sense of moral responsibility.
It may be said that the Future Farmer
Organization has been and is serving the
youth of this country in a manner de-
signed to develop initiative, clear-think-
ing and the ability to assume leadership
responsibilities, as no other phase of the
high school program is prepared to do.

CURTIS ELDRED, Vice-President of the Fort
Pierce FFA Chapter, represented the
Florida Association, FFA at the Southern
Safety Conference held in Richmond, Vir-
ginia. He participated in the school,
home, youth, and rural section part of
*hp program.

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Torrmmy i'elltvrril, manager of S the Pass-lh Chit ri Papp\ awards (abot.v sponsorId b the
Scars Rorbuc k Foundation Picture at left .hoiws Gorge 1M.
Talholt, manager of production and marketing dwision, Florida
Fruit and I'Vgetable A.4,ociation, Orlando, presenting awards in
the demonstration contest. From left are Rodney Hammond,
.4drscr L II'arrpn Harrcll. Jimmy C'o.. and Sournv Bradley. all
of Winter Haven. .4Aliin Hlmin. .Adrlter B. G Crom'rr and ,Ihkhe
.licholson. all of Mlami-Edison: Talbott: and Joseph D. Norton,
assistant tegptable crop specialist. .Agriculturai Eittnstion Sert ire,
Univ'ersitr ol Florida. Gainesritle. Loicer Itll slihoIs t'inners
in tractor driving contest presented b3 the Florida Ford Tractor
Company's T. E. Hancock. From Ieft arc P. L. Ke'n. Bradcnton,
Malrcus N .'hbrg Ococ, Gcrnei Alord. Palatha. .liri hell Rowan,
Greensboro, Lan\y Jordan, Fort Pirrcr. and Ro'yce Hao-t. .art-
anna, who placed fromn sixth to lirst. respet tlai-\.

At right are the 1958-59 State FFA Officers and their
advisers. From left, are Cecil Tindel, Graceville, state
president and Adviser Hugh Woolley; Curtis Koon,
Mayo and Adviser Johns Everett; W. O. Beauchamp,
Jr., Chiefland and Adviser P. T. Dicks; Robert Carley,
Miami-Jackson, and Adviser R. C. Bishop; Darrel
Hobbs, Paxton, and Adviser John Baldwin; Keyland
Morgan, Lakeland; Horace Quincey, Trenton, and
H. E. Wood, State Adviser.

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Snapshots at Da tona (-larting imntcudiately about e and poing
rountcr-cloci: tsel' Presrentation ol Iere-dollar bl/ls (abov)c
to Stota Farmer Candidates Ironi id-Slateos Steel and itr,'
are L. J. \I'htimarsh, E. H. N'el.on. H. E. Nitklo.\ ard Jack
B. Salt Upper left panel show's G. C. Norman, program
specialist of agrircUllural education. pri-enting Srraphook
S .uAwards (froni left) to .-le s. T3ri. 'Vernon. Rudolph Dees.
Alayo, Ralph Martin. BradfordcStarke. Raymond Witliltord.
Winter Garden. C/iude Eason. ,ilhcrrr\. and Tommnl .Sti ph-
ens, Miami-Edison, statb winners Jamn's E. (ormnan of
Florida Retail Fi d ration prrlentr State FFA.4 Chaptor Con-
test Awards. From left are Jim rny Da is. and Ad is,'r Eariitee
Doss, Alulbhrr\- II 'alter Buthr. South Dad -Hoinr'i.tad:
James Craven, Quin y. Advisers Grinnlle Bi-hop and *James
C. 1 .Cail, Qiiunc.. and Gormoan It'. R. Hancotk. setrc-
tar3 of Florida Farm Bureau Federation, prcrents the Farm
Bureau trophy to the C'lew.islon Chapter, stall, iri'innr in
Parlianiontari Prociduro. From tl ae Adiser" Richard
Pope. Georgi 7ol:ieda. Preston McGrf. Donaid Sutton Mor-
ri- Ridgdill, Si ( mon Dyess, and Sam Eliington Ed Duk:cs.
secretary\ treasurer of the NXorlteast Production Crtdir .s-.
sociation in Polal a presentil Per%\ Duke ol tlh Bartow'
Chapitr the Chapirr Coopeiatio e .4,.ard Othiers pirtturd
are (from left) *onami Hart, public relations director of Col.
ton Producers .Aqociation. Atlanta: R. B. O'Berr\. Barton
chapter advilrr: .41 Il'lltmore. srcrtar. nr trra.surer of th. Fior-
ida Citruo Production (Crdit .4Asnoialon. Orlando. and A.4b-
rey Fowler, president of the Florida Council of Farmer (o-
operatives, Line Oak.

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.4t itcht. L -1. W'hittmarh. minnapei of the Florida p'ant of
Mid-State? Stril and ll';rr Compan\. a*Jnkso.ncille. is .-how
at tlih MidState.s hinich.on ior District. .Arca. anl Star
Farm ers ol Florida.

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30th Convention
(Continued from page 10)
heart of the Florida Association FFA for
1958-59. The judges were: Fred Karl,
Daytona Beach, Volusia County; Charlie
Usina, St. Augustine, St. Johns County;
and Mac Cleveland, Sanford, Seminole
County, members of the Florida Legisla-
Sallye was crowned by Pat Cossin,
1957 Sweetheart, and James E. Gorman
presented her with a trophy and for her
Chapter a pennant, from the Florida As-
sociation, FFA. The cash awards, spon-
sored by the Belk-Lindsey Stores of
Florida were: $100.00 to the State Sweet-
heart and $20.00 to each of the other
contestants, who were: Carolie Buck,
Groveland; Yvonne Putnal, Mayo; Linda
Couch, (East Bay) Wimauma; Shirley
Wise, DeFuniak Springs; and Quinn
Flood, (Williams) Live Oak.
THE NINTH and final session of the con-
vention was called to order by the presi-
dent. The Devotional Service was given
by Reverend Paul Edris, Pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church, Daytona
Beach. The president then proceeded
with the official opening ceremony.
M. F. Holahan, Jr., District Manager
of the International Harvester Company,
Jacksonville, assisted by A. O. Knox,
Utility Tractor Representative, and D.
M. Castator, Zone Manager, presented
the winners of the Soil and Water Man-
agement Awards. The State Winner,
Carlis Wayne Gilmore, of the Ponce de
Leon Chapter received a certificate and
check for $100 from the Future Farmers
of America Foundation and a $100 Sav-
ings Bond from the International Har-
vester Dealers of Florida. To each of
the District winners was given a $50
Savings Bond for first place, $25 Savings
Bond for second place, and $10 check for
third place also from the International
Harvester Dealers of Florida. These
winners in their respective placing by dis-
tricts were as follows: I-Gary Hue Cook,
Escambia Farms; Darrell Hobbs, Pax-
ton; Joseph Merlin Edwards, Chumuck-
la; II-Sammy Miller, Jasper; Kenneth
Fuqua, Altha; Roger Webb, Mayo; III
-Billy Beach, Hastings; Fitz Cain, Jr.,
Bell; Laure Bee Roberson, Jr., (Wil-
liams) Live Oak; IV-Milton McMillon,
DeLand; Wilbur Merritt, Groveland;
Dale Utter, DeLand; V-Bobby Davis,
Mulberry; Durwood Avery, Auburndale;
David Glisson, Crystal River; IV-Den-
nis Carpenter, (South Dade) Home-
stead; Perry Ballard, (South Dade)
Homestead; James Larry Jordan, Ft.
Miss Jessie Clark, Acting Manager,
and Harry Marshall, Electrician for the
Peabody Auditorium were introduced at
this time.
A telegram of best wishes was read
from Edward Hunt, General Manager,
Ft. Harrison Hotel, Clearwater.
Letters of congratulations were read
from U.S. Senator George Smathers, and
Congressmen Bob Sikes, Charles E. Ben-

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nett, Paul G. Rogers, and Billy Mat-
A motion was approved to express ap-
preciation to the Daytona Beach Jour-
nal for the fine write-ups given us during
the Convention.
A Constitutional Amendment of Ar-
ticle VIII, Section F of the FFA Con-
stitiution was approved to read, "The
State Officers, for any given year, must
be elected from the High School Juniors
or Seniors of the group receiving the
State Farmer Degree at that year's cur-
rent Convention."
The State President presented M. R.
Avery, Vocational Agriculture teacher of
Leesburg, who is retiring after 34 years
of teaching vocational agriculture and
serving as adviser of FFA Chapters, with
a trophy in appreciation of his loyalty
and outstanding service.
H. E. Wood, State Advisor, received a
boat chair and cushion from the State
Officers as a token of appreciation for
his outstanding guidance and leader-
ship during the past year.
On behalf of the Florida Association,
FFA, boxes of candy were presented to
Mesdames Autie McCallum and Caro-
line Langston, and Miss Joye Malone,
Secretaries, and Miss Jessie Clark, Acting
Manager for Peabody Auditorium, for
their assistance during the Convention.
Presentation of a Certificate of Appre-
ciation to Lloyd Dubroff, State Presi-
dent, who has served as State Chairman
of "Teens Against Polio," from the Na-
(Continued on page 19)

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Pictures at left (from. top) show Jimmy Thompson. Kathleen,
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left) include Robert Wiley, Auburndale, Lamar Smith, Win-
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Land e Jeff Daughtry, Wanchula, rcerites thr State Bref
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lion. Florida Powaer & Light C'omipan. Gulf Pou.,tr C'ompany.
and Tampa Elrctit Compavny. Frorn ieft. ar(c Robrhr Cole-
Snt. Gonzah MAlack Dunn. Quint v. Jes-, Godhold. I illhamnis-
Liec Oah Stot I andrgprilt. Il'inter G'arden. Donald Turner.
Brandon. Donald Frit'rson. If'aunchloa. and Randy King.
JaospTr (srate itiinocrr Larry Jordan aind Adiriser 11. B.
4ordan l Ilite Forl Pum rcc lhapte r. re' ive the Farm Salet.i
At.ard of .100 and a certifiratc from the FFA Foundation.
R. .4 Alioscn. Standard Oil Company of Kentucky. spoan
sortd oth r au ards pre.-nited to fromn righll Danid C'ourt
ne. na. (Gn-alr J,I min\ R\als.. DrLand. Perev Dultes. Barloiw.
Ra\ Rlihodr. Orala. and I 'oircr Blairr. South Dad-tHormr-
strad Thr Farm lMclchani s .4Aard.l sponsored v Ih th
FF. Foundation and the Florinia Ford Tractor Compan3 are
prret nl d hi T E. Hancoctk. assistant arral salep noanaper.
From Ic/it art district Ir'rtinr.s D)atd Couritnv\. Gao:al_-.
Franlt Dunn. Quint. Francis Ward. Siuiannre-.Litu, Oak.
Rat Rhodr,,. 0 ala Donald Turner. Brandon. Dai, Coop r.
Shbring. and Jlmni\y Davtis. Mulber ry. state, u inner.

30th Convention

(Continued from page 17)
tional Foundation of Infantile Paralysis,
was made by Miss Margaret Ann Dink-
ins of Starke.
Presentation of a Certificate of Appre-
ciation to the Future Farmers of Florida,
for their contribution of effort and en-
thusiasm in the fight against polio, from
the National Foundation of Infantile
Paralysis, was made by Miss Gaie W.
Denn, State Representative, Jacksonville.
Recommendations of committees were
submitted and approved.
Motion was made and approved to
refer "Program of Work" Committee Re-
port to the new Executive Committee.
A motion was also made and approved
that the date of the 1959 Convention be
left up to the incoming Executive Com-
The delegates recommended William
Aplin, Paxton, as a candidate for the
Star Farmer of America and a National
The new State Sweetheart entertained
with several selections and the 1st vice-
president introduced President Dubroff
who gave his retiring report, which was
unanimously approved.
The following parents were presented
to delegates and guests by the State Of-
ficers, after which President Dubroff
presented each father with the Honorary
State Farmer Degree and each mother
with a Certificate of Merit: Mr. and
Mrs. D. D. Dubroff, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
D. Land, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Jenkins,
Mr. and Mrs. James C. McCullers.
At this time Cecil Tindel, State Presi-
dent for 1958-59 was introduced.
The new officers of the Florida Asso-
ciation, Future Farmers of America for
1958-59 were officially installed with the
appropriate Future Farmer Ceremony
and escorted to their respective stations
by the retiring officers. Retiring Presi-
dent Lloyd Dubroff turned the gavel
over to President Cecil Tindel, who then
assumed his duties as president. Presi-
dent Tindel talked to the delegation
briefly and presented outgoing Presi-
dent Dubroff with a gavel, on which was
engraved the names of the 1957-58 Of-
H. E. Wood, State Advisor, presented
each of the retiring officers with a past
state officers pin and after a few an-
nouncements, the 30th Annual Conven-
tion, Future Farmers of America, was
declared adjourned by President Tindel.
International Harvester Company of
Jacksonville has sponsored a luncheon
for the past several years, which is a
most enjoyable climax to a very event-
ful week. The 1957-58 and 1958-59 State
Officers, several past State Presidents
and special guests, members of the super-
visory staff and guests attended this
luncheon which was held at the Princess
Issena Hotel. M. F. Holahan was Mas-
ter of Ceremonies.

Pictures above (from left) show Joe Dan Boyd associate editor, National Future
Farmer Magazine, addressing the delegates at the 30th annual State FFA Convention
* Miss Gayle Norman, national FHA president addressing delegates at the conven-
tion Royce Bodiford, national vice president from Millsap, Texas, another speaker
on the program.


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



now well known X-Cel brand. Grow-
ing rapidly with Florida the next 10
years the company found it necessary
by 1950 to build a modern "push but-
ton" feed mill to meet the ever-increas-
ing demand for its products.
During the same period the com-
pany organized a retail subsidiary known
as X-Cel Stores, Inc. and opened
branches in Tampa, Plant City, Winter
Haven and Orlando. The company also
began distributing fertilizer, seeds and
agricultural insecticides.
In 1952 the company extended its
activities to manufacturing agricultural
insecticides and fungicides in its own
plant so that it could better serve
growing Florida agricultural interests.
Today the Jackson Grain Company
has a well rounded organization staffed
with men competent to serve in the
various fields in which it operates. It
has its own chemical laboratory and a
poultry research farm where its prod-
ucts are checked scientifically.
After 49 years of service to the state,
changing its operation to meet chang-
ing conditions, the Jackson Grain Com-
pany is today a Florida-owned and
operated organization looking forward
each day for better ways to serve the
agricultural community of Florida.

The Florida Future Farmer

Pictures at left fromm lop) ..hou H. V. Lr secretary treasurer
of the Florida Federation oj Production Credit .Associations,
East Lake WI'ei. 'rm C. Grainger, secretary -treasurer ol
Bradenton, Production Credit Association, Pail Abersol.
secretary\ -treasurer of the Gainesville Production Credit
Association, and Ed Dukes. secretary. treasurer of the North-
casl Production Credit .Association. Palatt.a. presenting Stale
Farmer Ke'y spontorid b% associations in Bradenton. Gaines-
ville, Lakeland, 31nrianna. Monticello. Noriheal Florida
and North Florida. as n.ell as the Florida Citrus Produntion
Credit Association E.:ra Yo'rtni, iIld r,.prei ntatiir of
Southern Dairies, Inc., Marianna, presents the Slate Dairy
Farming Awards In Darrel Hobbs. Patlon District winners
(from lelt) include Billy Joe Williams. Gracteille. -Johnny
Carter, Callahan, Dale 'lltr. D Land. *J. B SOanipol i. .
Brandon, and T J Lamb, rt Ill. Haiana. lop district w inner.
600 guests njo' d the Ifih fry .-ponsorecd hb the Florida
Ford Tractor Comnipnt Annual deleparte and adrltirrs
dinner sponso'~ed hb Farmn and Ranch I to Steuaird Blood,-
wtorth. (eorp a Jerr\ Louerry. Tennress'.e. Gale \onrnan,
Tallahasitc. Roucr Bodilord, Tta's. H. E. WIood. -ratr ad-
it.sr. R II "Ditl'' Stanh i. circulation director ol Farn and
Ranch, and Dr ait r Itlliarnl. .Jr.. state tditirtor ot
vocational and adults education Dinner presented lor Ihe
President and advriser rof slat chapter wannirrs in the Floiida
Retail Federation ol tlie State Chnnmber ol Cotnitetic' of
which J. E. Gorman is managing director

Piuture3 at right -hou, John E Leonard. general ianatger ol
Datvona R.ach Hotel!. paging the wt elromte at Ilh Si'lot-
heart luncheon. Shown arr Gay Ic Norman. Tailahas.-'r. na-
tional FHA president. Pat Cossin. Edgeiratlr.Orland", 1957
Stale FFA Su'eethcart. and D. .4. Storms, Hillsb,,rough
conitlv coordinator ol agrtrallural education John Mtl
Cart\ ol Fort Pi'rce presented Mrs. t,llssen with a gilt ronm
the winning chapters ti Farm Solely at the luncheon spon-
sor,-d h\' ilh Standard Oil Companyt of Kentuck Standing
ia P .4. ,llie-'en. assistant to the dit"iton maannger: satl ed
is H E IWood. stale adviser.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958

Pictures at right (from top) show James Ray, Quincy, being
presented with the State Harmonica Pennant by Holmes
Melton of Mayo; other contestants are James Rodgers, Fort
Meade, Willie Clemons, Branford, Rusty Garner, Arcadia,
and Happy Roche, Vernon James E. Gorman, manag-
ing director of Florida Retail Federation, state Chamber of
Commerce, Jacksonville, presents State Champion Public
Speaking Pennant to Cecil Tindel, Graceville; others (from
left) are C. L. Cuthbertson, Pinecrest, third place; Billy
Deen, Bunnell, second place; H. H. Woolley, Graceville,
chapter adviser; and at right Dr. George D. Thornton, assist-
ant dean, college of Agriculture, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville Lower picture shows T. L. Barrineau, area super-
visor of Vocational Agriculture, presenting State Champion
Horseshoe Pitching Pennant to Edward Register and Craig
Knight, of Monticello.

o., tioal a

adult edueutalin.?.
addresses Ith dcl-
egat and ade.l.i
crs at th.ir an.-
cnual dinner b%
Farmn arid Hanc
Publisiig Con- "_
pan.%, Na ihvilh. ig.

Panel at left. (from top I .., ,how Ith Bradelon Chapter Slate
Champion Soclhall Tvom aDorn Le 'ihat ol th. Dad, C(lv
State C(harnpion Streng Barid recc -ing p enri t Io, (C. 11.
Lawre'.ce. area look on Dor Surcienc Harold Croft. .J-rry Smith and Bob
?'Nor!hrorp (C H Coult- r, stal. f, rt -cmt r. pry,.,-'i. Stare
('hamptn? p, nant and heckt to tce Qi(ie Qua rtr. Randail
K ncaid. Hurct l (1call. .IJcre Johneson. a comCpantcr. Bot
Belti arnd Bilhl Poar o

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1958 21

Thomas D. Bailey, state superintendent
of public instruction, presents Future
Farmers of America Foundation award
to Billy Poston, Quincy, state Star
Farmer. Others pictured are Billy's
mother, Adviser G. E. Bishop, Billy's
father, and Adviser James C. McCall.

Edward J. Hawkins, manager of Future
Farmer Supply Co., Alexandria, Va., pre-
sents the state association with American
and FFA flags, with standards.

J. F. Bazemore, state educational man-
ager for Chilean Nitrate Educational
Bureau, Orlando, presents the Chilean
Nitrate Leadership Awards to Billy
Poston, Quincy, Donald Carlton, Bartow,
and Ray Rhodes, Ocala (right).

At left are Stewart Bloodsworth, president of Georgia Associa-
tion, Gayle Norman, Tallahassee, national FHA presi-
dent, Jerry Lowery, president of Tennessee Association, H. V.
Lee, secretary-treasurer of Florida Federation of Production
Credit Associations, H. E. Wood, state Adviser, and Lloyd
Dubroff, state FFA president, at annual State Farmer Candi-
date Luncheon sponsored by Custom Cal Company, Atlanta.

Below (from left) is shown presentation of Mid-State Steel and Wire Company District State Farmer Awards by H. E. Nickloy,
advertising manager. Pictured are Darrel Hobbs, Paxton, Adviser John Baldwin, Billy Poston, Quincy, his mother, Advisers
James McCall, G. E. Bishop and Poston's father, Gene Alford, Palatka, his mother and father, Ray Rhodes, Ocala, his adviser,
M. C. Roche, his mother and brother; Donald Carlton, Bartow; Robert Carley, Miami-Jackson, and his wife At right is
M. F. Holahan, Jr., district manager of International Harvester Co., Jacksonville, assisted by A. O. Knox and D. M. Castator,
presenting the Soil and Water Management Awards to State Winner Carlis Wayne Gilmore, Ponce de Leon. Other winners
were: Gary Hue Cook, Escambia Farms, Darrell Hobbs, Paxton, and Joseph Merlin Edwards, Chumuckla (District I), Sammy
Miller, Jasper, Kenneth Fuqua, Altha and Roger Webb, Mayo (District II), Billy Beach, Hastings, Fitz Cain, Jr., Bell, Laure
-Bee Roberson, Jr., Williams-Live Oak (District III); Milton McMillon, DeLand, Wilbur Merritt, Groveland, Dale Utter, DeLand
(District IV), Bobby Davis, Mulberry, Durwood Avery, Auburndale, David Glisson, Crystal River (District V), and Dennis
Carpenter, South Dade-Homestead, Perry Ballard, South Dade, James Larry Jordan, Fort Pierce (District VI).
I~LrU~pOF~; 1~ ~ lrs I ,~I

The Baker County FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week by making the final
payment, and burning the mortgage, on their $2,000 tractor and equipment. Pictured
above with the equipment are Clyde Crews, President; Charles Rowe, Vice President;
Jimmy Rodgers, Secretary; Virgil Rhoden, Sentinel; and their Chapter Adviser, Alan

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