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Title: The Florida future farmer
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FALL, 1958

National FFA Convention
Oct. 13-16, Kansas City, Mo.

'A Officers On
aod Will Tour

,Floridians Win
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1957-58 National FFA officers. Front row, Nathan Reese, Mooreland, Oklahoma,
student secretary; Howard Downing, Nicholasville, Kentucky, president; and Royce
Bodiford, Millsap, Texas, vice president, Southern Region. Back row, Jerry D.
Rulon, Arcadia, Indiana, vice president, Central Region; Jerry W. Cullison, Phoenix,
Arizona, vice president, Pacific Region, and Leon C. Smith, Rome, New York, vice
president, North Atlantic Region.

Many Floridians to Receive

Honors at 31st National Convention

THE FLORIDA Delegation to the 31st Na-
tional FFA Convention, October 13-16, in
Kansas City, Missouri will see the action
and re-enaction of another successful
year of work.
Representing Florida this year, singing
in the 100-voice national chorus, will be
George Ralph Miller, DeFuniak Springs.
In the 100-piece national band will be:
Robert Wiley, Auburndale; Earl Lee,
Turkey Creek, and Billy Dampier,
Representatives of the following chap-
ters will be present to receive the national
honors in the chapter contest: Quincy,
South Dade at Homestead, and Mul-
Receiving the highest degree-Ameri-
can Farmer-in Future Farmer work for
their outstanding achievements will be:
William (Tucker) Aplin, Paxton; Payton
Bembry, Jr., Jasper; Bobby Ray Durden,
Havana; George E. Ford, Quincy; Thom-
as J. Lawrence, DeLand; David E. Rutz-
ke, South Dade, Homestead; Glen Shep-
herd, Bell, and Melvin Vernon, Jr., Hills-
borough, Tampa. J. G. Smith, Gaines-
ville, former Area Supervisor for Agri-
cultural Education will receive the Hon-
orary American Farmer Degree.
Official delegates representing the As-
sociation will be: Lloyd Dubroff, Altha,
past State President; Cecil Tindel, Grace-
ville, State President; with the Vice-Pres-
idents Darrel Hobbs, Paxton; Curtis
Koon, Mayo; Horace Quincey, Trenton;
W. O. Beauchamp, Jr., Chiefland; Key-
land Morgan, Lakeland, and Robert Car-
ley, Miami-Jackson, named as alternates.

Star State Farmer, Billy Poston, Quin-
cy, winner of the Chilean Nitrate Edu-
cational Leadership Award and the Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company Area
Award, will participate in the ceremony
"Massing of the State Flags," which is
part of the presentation of the Star
American Farmer Award. Area Star
Farmers who also won leadership and
area awards and will be present are
Leroy Hawkins, Sarasota and Gene
Alford, Palatka.
Randy King, Jasper, winner of the
State Forestry Contest sponsored by the
Seaboard Airline Railroad Company,

with his adviser R. S. McMillan, will be
present and appear on the Downtown
Lions Club and Kansas City Traffic
Club Programs arranged by R. N.
Hoskins, General Forestry Agent of Sea-
board Airline Railroad Company.
Jimmy Thompson, Kathleen, winner
of the Florida Cattlemen's Feeder Steer
Award, will be accompanied by his ad-
viser, Richard L. Heath or Walter W.
Participating in the National FFA
Meat and Poultry Judging Team from
Starke will be: Tom-Bo Smith, DeRich
Green, Buddy Jones, and alternates Bob-
by Norman and Jerome Griffis, along
with their adviser, Curtis A. Marlowe.
The Livestock Judging Team from
Gainesville composed of Murray Teuton,
Richard Tillis, Tommy Koger, Billy
Griggs and their adviser, W. E. Finley,
will participate in the National Live-
stock Judging Competition.
Other chapters that have indicated
that they will have representatives in the
Florida delegation are Bradenton, Lake
Wales, Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven,
Auburndale, Frostproof, Ft. Meade,
Largo, Grand Ridge, Tavares, Dade
City, Plant City and Plant City
Junior, Turkey Creek, Brandon, Pine-
crest, Wimauma, Tampa Franklin and
Chamberlain, North Miami, Hialeah, Mi-
ami-Edison, and Suwannee and Williams
at Live Oak, Bradenton (Walker Jr.) k
Newberry, Hawthorne, Santa Fe at
James Cook, Adviser of the Munson
Chapter, along with his Chapter Presi-
dent, will attend as State winner of the
Chapter Forestry Contest, sponsored by
the St. Regis Paper Company.
Regional or National winners of Farm
Mechanics, Farm Electrification, Dairy
Farming, Soil and Water Management,
and Farm Safety Awards have not yet
been announced but it is hoped that Flor-
ida will win out in one or more of these.
Friends of Future Farmers that are
planning to attend are: John Folks, Agri-
cultural Engineer, Florida Power Cor-
(Continued on page 13)

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1958

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 Territory of
Hawaii and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to send delegates to the
National Convention, which will be held in the Municipal Auditorium,
Kansas City, Missouri, October 13 through 16, 1958.
All chartered associations in good standing with the national organiza-
tion are entitled to select and send two delegates and two alternate delegates
from the active membership, and those candidates nominated for the Ameri-
can Farmer Degree by the National Board of Student Officers and approved
by the National Board of Directors, also any members who have reserva-
tions 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 Thirty-First 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.
Howard Downing
National President

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Progress Through Petroleum

Ass't. to the Division Manager, Standard Oil Company

IN THE first chapter of Genesis we read that God created the earth, filled it with
all animals, covered it with trees and other vegetation, then created man to keep it
and till the soil. Man has always found it necessary, by the "sweat of his brow,"
to till the soil and care for the animals to continue his existence. Probably in the
beginning man used a pointed stick to turn the soil, later finding that a sharp stone
bound to the stick with a leather thong
made a better imple- cent of all work in the United States was
ment. Then some performed by machines. The balance was
where along the line done by men, women, children and draft
he found that by animals, mainly due to the lack of prop-
taking a slice from a er lubricants. The use of petroleum
round log, and burn- I has aided the development of high-speed
ing a hole in the and long-lasting machinery, which ma-
middle, he had a chines now depending upon petroleum
wheel that further for all of their lubrication and almost
aided transportation. three-quarters of their fuel, do ninety-
Century by cen- six per cent of the work in this country.
tury, year by year, Truly, Mr. Drake's oil well was a boon
man came out with Miessen to modern farming.
inventions and im- In this present day when we read and
provements that fur- hear of so much seeming discontent and
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ter the soil. In 1770 Nicolas Cug-
not built and operated a crude steam
engine that traveled the streets of Paris
at a speed of three miles per hour. This
was a fore-runner of the modern farm
power equipment. But even with the
advent of the steam engine and other
such contraptions that soon followed, due
to lack of proper lubrication, these ma-
chines broke down with monotonous
regularity. Lubricants were derived
mainly from vegetable and animal fats.
Then in 1859, Edwin L. Drake drilled
a hole in the ground near Titusville,
Pennsylvania, bringing in the first oil
well, which was to revolutionize the very
way of life in America and aid the farmer
in his continued conquest of the soil.
Since that first well, oil companies have
drilled another million and a half wells
in the United States alone.
In the early 1900's slightly over six per-

vt uutl r ull o ivu u -w lu, I gra -
fying to see the thousands of young
people of our great State working to-
gether in the Future Farmers of America
and the Future Homemakers of America
toward continuing our way of life.

Florida FFA Represented
THE FUTURE Farmers of Florida were
again represented at Camp Miniwanca,
a Leadership Training Camp held in Au-
gust of each year at Shelby, Michigan,
overlooking Lake Michigan and spon-
sored by the American Youth Founda-
tion. Horace Quincey, Trenton, Vice-
President, and Billy Poston, Quincy, 1958
Star State Farmer were the two official
delegates to the camp, with N. L. Storms,
Vocational Agriculture Instructor from
Brandon, Florida, attending as the adult

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The Cover The tree scale stick, used by foresters to estimate tree
volume and height, was used by the FFA campers
during the farm forestry course. A tree scale stick was awarded to boys who made
outstanding scores on their examinations.

The Florida Future Farmer

VOL. XIX, 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 ............. 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 Quincev, Trenton
Executive Secretary A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser ... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1958

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.

Eight Floridians are Candidates for


At FFA National Convention

William Aplin
Paxton Chapter
WILLIAM APLIN enrolled in Paxton High
School in September 1950, graduated in
1955. His program the first year con-
sisted of one hog for meat, one steer and
one acre of corn. His program this year
consists of 135 acres of corn, 24 acres of
cotton, 30 beef cows, 215 hogs for meat,
10 1/2 acres pasture, 2 1/2 acres oats, 11
bee hives, and 3 acres of sweet potatoes.
William was President of his classes ex-
cept in the 10th grade, when he was Vice-
President; member of Student Council,
Glee Club, Beta Club, Captain of Basket
ball team, President of Sunday School
Class, Valedictorian, Scholarship winner,
member of Farmers Cooperative and
Farm Bureau.

Bobby Ray Durden
Havana Chapter
BOBBY RAY DURDEN, 20, entered high
school in 1952, graduated in 1956. The
first year he had 9 dairy cows, 5 acres
corn, one hog and 2 acres of permanent
pasture. Now he has 8 head of dairy
cows, 12 acres corn, one acre sugar cane,
10 acres permanent pasture.
He was Chapter President and Treas-
urer; Chairman of Supervised Farming,
Leadership, Scholarship and Conduct of
Meetings Committees. He was Leader-
ship Award winner, Star Dairy Farmer,
member of the Parliamentary Procedure
Team, Star Chapter Farmer, won many
ribbons and awards with his cattle. Mem-
ber of the Boy Scouts, American Jersey
Cattle Club, Beta Club, Vice-President
of Letter Club, member of the Saddle
and Sirloin Club, member of the Basket-
ball and Baseball teams. Now a student
at the University of Florida.

George E. Ford
Quincy Chapter
GEORGE E. FORD, 21, entered high school
in 1951, graduated in 1955. In '50 and
'51 he had 22 dairy cattle, one steer, 5
acres corn, 300 layers. Today he has 40
dairy cattle, 60 acres corn, 17 acres pea-
nuts, 72 meat hogs, 11 hogs for breeding,
4 acres sugar cane for syrup, 11 acres cot-
ton, 60 acres Bahia pasture.
He was Sentinel and Vice-President of
his Chapter, Star Dairy Farmer, Star
State Farmer, Star American Dairy
Farmer. He won many ribbons and
trophies with his cattle. Was Secretary,
Treasure and President of his Sunday
School Class, member of football team,
Farm Bureau, Vice-President of the Sen-
ior Class, President of the Junior Con-
servation Club and Sophomore Class.

Thomas J. Lawrence
DeLand Chapter
THOMAS J. LAWRENCE entered high
school in 1952, graduated in 1956. Start-
ed with 2 1/2 acres citrus, one beef cow
and 1/4 acre citrus nursery. This year
he-in partnership with his Dad-has 65
acres citrus, 3200 head of laying hens,
1400 pullets. He was President of his
Chapter, Chairman of Leadership, Earn-
ings and Savings, Scholarship and Lead-
ership Committees. Member of the Par-
liamentary Procedure team, President of
the Freshman class, Sunday School class,
Home Room, Treasurer of M.Y.F., Pres-
ident of Junior Class, member of the Na-
tional Honor Society, Vice-President of
Student Council, Key Club, Business
Manager of the "Year Book" and Pres-
ident of the Inter-Club Council. Tommy
is now a Junior at the University of Flor-
ida. He plans to complete his studies in
the College of Agriculture and continue

David Rutzke
South Dade Chapter
DAVID RUTZKE entered high school in
1952, graduated in 1956. The first year
his program consisted of 2 acres of cu-
cumbers which netted him $1,496.20. His
third and fourth year of Vocational Agri-
culture his project was tomatoes which
netted him $12,899.77 for the two years.
Since his graduation his main crop has
been pole beans. He is one of four part-
ners of the firm Fritz Rutzke & Sons
which have over 400 acres.
He was President and Vice-President
of his Chapter, Chairman of Recreation
Committee, an active participant in the
Chapter for Farm Mechanics, Banquet,
Chapter Cooperative. His leadership ac-
tivities include serving as Assistant Scout
Master, member of the National Guard,
member of the Football team and Basket
ball team.

Glen Shepherd
Hillsborough Chapter at Tampa
GLEN SHEPHERD entered Bell High
School in 1952, graduated in 1956. The
first year he had 2 1/2 acres peanuts,
2 1/2 acres corn, 2 head hogs. This year
he has 30 acres watermelons, 75 acres
corn, 42 hogs for meat, one steer, 3 beef
cows and 4 sows. 15% interest in 325
He was Vice-President and Secretary
of his Chapter, Chairman of Supervised
Farming and Conduct of Meetings Com-
mittees, Star Chapter Farmer, member
of Parliamentary Procedure team. Co-
operatively helped produce watermelons,

corn, tobacco, hogs, laying hens; ran the
post treating plant, was Class Officer,
member of the Beta Club, football team,
Farm Bureau. His family was selected
as the outstanding farm family in Gil-
christ County in 1957.
He plans to enter the Forestry Ranger
School at Lake City this fall.

Melvin W. Vernon
Hillsborough Chapter at Tampa
MELVIN W. VERNON, JR., entered high
school in 1952 and graduated in 1956. He
started with 4 dairy cattle and 1/10 acre
of nursery; now has one steer, 23 dairy
cattle for breeding and 21 dairy cattle
for milk.
He was Vice-President and Treasurer
of his Chapter and President and Treas-
urer of the County FFA Federation. Was
Public Speaker and a member of the Par-
liamentary Procedure Team. Treasurer
and President of local M.Y.F., President
of the Speech Club, Secretary of Jr. Ag-
ricultural Fair, member and Director of
the Florida and National Ayrshire
Breeders Association, President of the
Methodist M.Y.F. Sub-District.

18 Florida FFA

Join Tour

SKYSCRAPERS, Big League Baseball, the
Zoo and other items were the features of
the recent Farm and Ranch Educational
Tour for 18 Future Farmers from Flor-
ida. They joined 80 other members from
Georgia, Alabama and Texas for a nine
day tour, as guests of the Farm and
Ranch Publishing Company, Nashville,
Tennessee. The boys were from Bran-
don, Bartow, Baker, Clewiston, Dade
City, DeFuniak Springs, Frostproof, Ft.
Myers, Kathleen, Bradenton, Plant City,
Pinecrest, Palmetto, Pompano Beach and
Turkey Creek Chapters. Accompany-
ing them were Chapter Advisors Leon
Wilson, Bartow, Nat Storms, Brandon,
Gordon Walther, Baker; T. L. Barrineau,
Area Supervisor and Duke Stanley, Cir-
culation Director of the Farm and Ranch.
The main points of interest were:
Ralston Purina Company Farms, St.
Louis; The St. Louis Zoo; International
Harvester Company, Shedd Aquarium
and Riverview Park, Chicago. The tour
included attending two major league
baseball games and a visit to the broad-
cast of Don McNeil's Breakfast Club
Program from the Hotel Sherman in Chi-

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1958

Sponsored by Sponsored by
Lancaster Oil Co. Zorn Gin & Peanut Co.
Trenton Zorn's Southern Feeds
"Distributor of Phillips 66 Products' Ginning-Fertilizer-Seed
Custom Grinding & Mixing
Florala, Ala.

Hillsborough, Tampa
Sponsored by
The First National Bank of

Sponsored by
Fletcher Tractor Co.
Mercury & English Fords
Barnes Ice Company
Sunshine Laundry &
Dry Cleaners

Sponsored by
Howe E. Moredock Co.
Your International Harvester Dealer
SRobert Vrana, Manager

FFA Members Are
Also the Future Leaders
EXCERPT FROM "Florida Business Review
& Outlook," published by the Florida
State Chamber of Commerce:
"The Future Farmers of America are
also future leaders of America and of
Florida. We intend to continue to main-
tain the close friendship with this fine
group that we now enjoy. The Division
is the sponsor of the Annual State Chap-
ter Contest, awarding $500 and three
trophies to the most outstanding chap-
ters in the State. Member companies
sponsor the Annual State Public Speak-
ing Contest and the Sweetheart Contest.
A number of us, including myself and
our Managing Director, are honored to
hold the Honorary State Farmer's De-
gree. The Division participates in the
State F.F.A. Convention, and our Man-
aging Director makes numerous addres-
ses at Chapter Parent and Son Banquets
each year. The Annual Good Will Tour
of the State F.F.A. Officers is conducted
under the sponsorship of the Division
(Continued on page 12)

Sponsored by
Russell Daniel Irrigation
Complete Engineers Irrigation
P. O. Box 907, Havana, Fla.
Havana State Bank
Havana, Fla.

Sponsored by
Lawrence Farms
Birdsey Flour & Feed Mill

Business Firms






(Story on opposite page)

l II1Chorus IM
DeFuniak Springs, National Chorus National FFA Band
Sponsored By National Sponsored By
Blue Motor & Equipment Co. Peoples Bank
International Trucks & Tractors Band Adams Packing Company
Oldsmobile Sales & Service All-Bound Box Company
Ferguson Tractors & Equipment All-Bound Box Company
DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Auburndale Lumber Co.
Auburndale, Fla

Florida Members of the National Chorus and National

Band Will Bring Honor to Florida FFA at Convention

George Ralph Miller
De Funiak Springs Chapter
GEORGE RALPH is the son of Sheriff and
Mrs. Curtis R. Miller of De Funiak
Springs, Florida. He is a Junior at Wal-
ton High School where he is active in
many activities carried out by various
groups and clubs.
George Ralph began a course in Voca-
tional Agriculture in 1956 and soon be-
came an outstanding member of the
chapter. In his second year he served as
Treasurer of the chapter. He is now Presi-
dent and the Walton FFA is expected to
move forward under his leadership.
His project program as a beginner con-
sisted of 1 acre of corn, 12 head of hogs
and 1/2 acre of home garden. In the sec-
ond year of his FFA work George Ralph
increased his project program to include
1 Beef Brood cow and calf and 7 meat
type hogs, 1 brood sow and pigs and 2
acres of vegetables. For the current year
he plans with the help of his dad to in-
crease his beef cows and enlarge his hog
George Ralph has appeared at many
local shows and benefit performances
where he has sung for varied audiences.
He has been a leader in the FFA quartet,
was a member of the State Champion
quartet in 1957 and also in the National
chorus in 1957. During the summer of
1957 and again in 1958 he attended the

Florida State University School of music
for five weeks. He is a good scholar,
maintaining a B average in all subjects.
Needless to say, the Walton FFA and the
people of De Funiak are proud of the
accomplishments and the future possi-
bilities of George Ralph Miller.

Robert Wiley
Auburndale Chapter
ROBERT WILEY is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. B. Wiley of 112 Florida Drive, Au-
burndale, Florida. Robert received his
State Farmer Degree at the 1958 Florida
State FFA Convention. He has held the
office of Vice-President in the Polk Coun-
ty FFA Federation and the offices of
President and of Vice-President in the
Auburndale FFA Chapter, where Mr.
Robert A. Gunson is Advisor.
Robert has represented his Chapter as
a member of the Dairy, Beef, and Swine
judging team in State Judging Contests.
He has been a delegate to the State FFA
Convention for three years and in the
past year won sixth place in the State
FFA Beef Feeder Contest. He also won
the Chapter Beef Feeder Award for 1958.
Robert was a member of the National
FFA Band in 1956 and has been chosen
again this year to represent Florida as a
member of the National FFA Band.
Robert has been outstanding in his
school work as he has attained a B av-

erage and has been elected Band Captain
for 1958-59 after serving as 1st Lieuten-
ant and 2nd Lieutenant in previous years.
Robert is now a Senior in Auburndale
High School and is taking his fifth year
of Vocational Agriculture and FFA work.

Chapter Coop. Project
THE VERNON Future Farmer Chapter,
winner of the 1957 Ford Tractor through
the "Improving Agriculture and Leader-
ship Award Program," has decided on a
Chapter Cooperative Project to "fatten
out" some hogs for the market. In this
way they will be utilizing the corn which
they grew on their chapter land labora-
tory plot, using improved methods of
feeding and handling of feeder shoats.
This will also be an educational ex-
perience, as well as a demonstration in
the community.

Sears Breeding Winners
THE WINNERS in the Sears Improved
Breeding Program have been selected
and four heifers will be or have been
delivered to the following Chapters:
Arcadia, Okeechobee, Wauchula, and
Vernon. Cash awards are as follows:
Ft. Meade, 5th place, $50.00; Williams
at Live Oak, 6th place, $35.00; Frink, 7th
place, $25.00; Brandon, 8th place, $15.00;
Kathleen, 9th place, $10.00; Baldwin,
10th place, $5.00.

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FFA News and

Personal Items

ROYCE HASTY, member of the Marianna
FFA Chapter, made a yield of 111.4 bush-
els of corn on an acre which was entered
in a corn growing contest, sponsored by
the Marianna Kiwanis Club. Although it
is not yet official, Royce is the apparent
winner of the contest and will receive a
$35.00 cash award.

SOTERO LASAP, District President of the
Future Farmers of the Philippines, re-
cently visited the Callahan Chapter while
making a tour of the United States, ac-
companied by his Adviser. Officers of
the Callahan Chapter conducted the Phil-
ippine Future Farmer and his Adviser
on a tour of local poultry farms. He is
scheduled to speak at the National Con-
vention of the FFA in Kansas City this

DAVID SOLGER, a Vocational Agriculture
student at Miami-Edison Senior High
School, was recently awarded a $5,000
college scholarship from the Dr. DuPuis
Scholarship Fund. Dr. DuPuis, a pioneer
Miami doctor and author, left a $50,000
Trust Fund for Miami-Edison Vocational
Agriculture students. Each year the
trustees of the Fund will select a Senior
Vocational Agriculture student to receive
a $5,000 scholarship. David, the first re-
cipient, has been very active in the Mi-
ami-Edison FFA Chapter and has car-
ried outstanding Supervised Farming
Programs. He received the State Farmer
Degree at the State FFA Convention last
June. He is now taking pre-veterinary
work at the University of Florida, after
which he will enter Alabama Polytechnic
Institute to study Veterinary Medicine.

OFFICERS OF the Brandon Chapter, Fu-
ture Farmers of America, were luncheon
guests recently of the First National
Bank of Tampa. Robert Morris, agricul-
tural representative, acted as host, and
after the steak dinner took the boys on a
tour of the bank, visiting the vaults and
other places of interest.

AT A recent meeting of the Frink FFA
Chapter, the members decided to raise
strawberries and to produce fish bait as
a means of building up its Chapter treas-
ury. The Chapter has a forest of 65
acres, which was leased to it by the In-
ternational Paper Company.

AT A recent luncheon meeting of the
Zephyrhills Rotary Club, George Over-
huls, a member of the Zephyrhills FFA
Chapter, gave a resume of his week's at-
tendance at the Florida Forestry Train-
ing Camp at O'Leno State Park.

MEMBERS of the Pompano Beach FFA
Chapter report that they have five acres

The Florida Future Farmer

of land to be used for vegetable projects
for students and for the Chapter. Plant-
ing will consist of eggplants, pepper and
The Chapter has Bahia grass seeds or-
dered now to plant two acres in Bahia
grass and two acres in Pangola. The pres-
ent pasture at the farm has recently been
fertilized with three thousand pounds of
commercial fertilizer.
Livestock projects at the farm increas-
ed recently as five calves were purchased
from the Eatmon and Smith Ranch.
Members who bought the calves were
Ronnie Walker and Jimmy Collier. The
Chapter also purchased two three month
old Santa Gertrudis heifers. Ronnie
Walker bought a three month old Santa

Gertrudis heifer. Jimmy Collier bought
two three month old Santa Gertrudis
heifers. The Chapter bought a 14 months
old Shorthorn heifer, and a three month
old Shorthorn steer.

THE FIRST step in an attempt to turn an
area in the county park into a recrea-
tional lake was taken recently by the
Wauchula FFA Chapter, which leases
the property.
The Chapter, through its sponsor, C. A.
Platt, formally asked the Hardee Soil
Conservation unit to make a survey of the
area to determine its feasibility as a fish-
pond site. The County Commissioners
have pledged their support and coopera-
tion in the project.

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Attending the International Harvester Luncheon during the Florida State FFA Officers Goodwill Tour in Jacksonville were:
(Seated left to right) State FFA Vice-Presidents W. O. Beauchamp, Jr., Chiefland Chapter; Keyland Morgan, Lakeland Chapter;
Horace Quincey, Trenton Chapter; Robert Carley, Miami-Jackson Chapter, and Curtis Koon, Mayo Chapter; Star Farmer of
Florida, Billy Poston, Quincy Chapter. (Standing, left to right) Tom Braddock, Ass't. County Agent, Duval County; V. H.
Ballard, Stock Supervisor, International Harvester Company; Jim Watson, County Agent, Duval County; State FFA Vice-Presi-
dent Darrel Hobbs, Paxton Chapter; J. E. Park, Office Manager, International Harvester Co.; A. O. Knox, Utility Tractor
Representative, International Harvester Company; James E. Gorman, Managing Director, Florida Retail Federation, Florida
State Chamber of Commerce; past State FFA President Lloyd Dubroff, Altha; J. G. Perkins, Assistant District Manager, Farm
Equipment, International Harvester Company; E. H. Bertschi, Credit Manager, International Harvester Company; State FFA
President Cecil Tindel, Graceville Chapter; E. D. Jackson, Parts Supervisor, International Harvester Company; Perry Sistrunk,
Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, North Miami; R. 0. Ivey, Service Supervisor, International Harvester Company; A. R. Cox,
Executive Secretary, Florida Association, FFA; D. E. Ryals, Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Altha; and L. E. Oglesby, Sales
Promotion Supervisor, International Harvester Company.

Fourth Annual Goodwill Tour of State

FFA Officers Was Enjoyed By Future Leader

INDUSTRIAL FIRMS, business and civic
leaders, and Chamber of Commerce of-
ficials in Jacksonville, Monticello, Talla-
hassee, Quincy, Blountstown, Panama
City and Pensacola played hosts to State
FFA Officers on a Goodwill Tour.
This, the fourth Annual Goodwill Tour
for the State's FFA leaders was planned
and carried out by J. E. German, Man-
aging Director of the Florida Retail Fed-
eration, State Chamber of Commerce;
and Tom Brownlee, Tallahassee, Harold
Goforth, Panama City, and Waldo Car-
roll, Pensacola, Managers of the local
Chambers of Commerce; and George
Stone, Representative to Florida Legis-
lature from Escambia County.
The purpose in sponsoring such a tour
for the farm youth organization leaders
was to acquaint these youth leaders( and
through them many other farmers) with
the financing and distribution of their
products and to give urban people a farm
viewpoint on farm problems. To these
ends, the sponsors planned and provided
for a combination of entertainment and
informative tours.
Arriving in Jacksonville July 27, the
FFA Officers were guests of Mayor Hay-
don Burns for a trip on a Fire Boat on
the St. Johns River that afternoon. They
saw newspaper articles received and set
in type at the Florida Times Union
Plant. After dinner, as guests of the

Newspaper, they returned to the plant
to see the presses roll and were given one
of the first copies of the Monday morn-
ing paper.
Monday morning, they were the guests
of the Florida National Bank for break-
fast, after which they talked with Mayor
Burns, and were conducted on a tour of
a Fire Station and the Florida National
At lunch, they were guests of the Jack-
sonville Rotary Club, where a special
program was presented, with the State
FFA President as Master of Ceremonies,
and J. E. German and H. E. Wood mak-
ing introductions and remarks. Sallye
McSwain, Arcadia, 1958 FFA Sweet-
heart sang several numbers, accompanied
by her mother, and Billy Poston, Quincy,
Star State Farmer, sang "The Lord's
Prayer" and was the guest speaker. Also,
the Quincy Quartet sang several num-
A tour of the A & P Coffee Plant,
Winn-Dixie Stores General Offices and
Warehouses, and the Mid-States Steel
and Wire Company Plant followed in the
afternoon. Dinner that night was a
courtesy from Mid-States Steel and Wire
The Standard Oil Company was host
for breakfast and a tour of the Standard
Oil Company Docks on Tuesday morn-

ing. From there they went to the Inter-
national Harvester Company for a tour
and were their guests for lunch. That
afternoon, they toured the Florida Ford
Tractor Co., and the Owens-Illinois Glass
Company's Paper Mill and Container
Plant, after which they had dinner at
the Owens-Illinois Cafeteria.
Wednesday, the Agricultural Commit-
tee of the Jacksonville Chamber of Com-
merce was host for breakfast, after which
they left for Monticello where they pre-
sented a special program at the Kiwanis
Club, with Billy as the guest speaker.
In Tallahassee, they met with the Cab-
inet Members, presented a special plaque
to Secretary of State R. A. Gray, who
conducted them on a tour of his office.
Governor Collins had each of the officers
in his office to sit in his chair, and pre-
sented them a souvenir.
Dewey Davis, Manager of the Talla-
hassee Sears, Roebuck Store, conducted
a tour of the store and was their host for
Thursday morning, they were guests of
the Agricultural Committee of the Talla-
hassee Chamber of Commerce for break-
fast, after which they went to Quincy,
toured the Floridin Plant and stopped in
Blountstown and met many of the offi-
cials of Calhoun County, on their way
(Continued on page 14)

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1958





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Dairy Show

A NEW show season opened with 45 FFA
members exhibiting dairy animals in
the annual West Florida Dairy Show at
Chipley. Showing Grand Champions
were: Registered Jersey-William Lam-
bert, Havana; Grade Jersey-Charles
Schack, Greenwood; Holstein and Guern-
sey-Kenneth Fuqua, Altha.
Blue ribbon winners were shown by
the following FFA members: Buford
Danford (3), Greenwood; Robert Willis
(2), Marianna; Coy Roney, Chipley;
Charles Schack (2), Greenwood; Herman
Laramore, Marianna; William Lambert
(2), Havana; Farrell Taylor, Cottondale;
Jimmy Harris, Jay; Kenneth Fuqua (3),
Altha; Lamar Kent, Cottondale; Victor
Bevis, Jr. (2), Malone.
Chapter groups of 3 animals: Green-
wood, 1st place, Altha, 2nd, Havana, 3rd,
and Paxton, 4th.
The Bethlehem Chapter Judging Team
composed of T. M. French, Bobby John-
son and Adron Miller won 1st place and
the Florida Dairy Association Plaque.
Other teams participating and placing
in the following order were: Campbellton,
Greenwood, Jay, Malone, Cottondale,
Quincy, Havana, Munson, Vernon, Pop-
lar Springs, Chipley, Tallahassee, and

Florida FFA Dairy Judging Team: David Simms, Dennis Anderson, Billy Peebles,
1st alternate, Richard Lloyd, Gary Fairchild, 2nd alternate, and Advisor M. C. Roche,
Ocala FFA Chapter, participating in the Virginia State Fair, Richmond, and the
National Dairy Congress in Waterloo, Iowa, sponsored by The Tampa Tribune. This
is the third State Dairy Judging Team from Ocala since 1951.

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State FFA

Forestry Camp

I & E Assistant Florida Forest Service
THE FLORIDA Forest Service bus had just
left Camp O'Leno with the last of the
Future Farmer campers and the instruc-
tors were talking over the two weeks just
"I wonder," said Camp Director Ed
Moore, "how many of this year's campers
will decide to be foresters?" Moore, who
is also I&E Chief of the Florida Forest
Service, might well speculate, because
many of the boys displayed a lot of prom-
ise in forestry. Forestry familiarization
is the key at camp each year, and this,
the 24th year of its instruction to Future
Farmers, was as successful as any have
ever been.
Every boy who attended camp can use
what he learned during his week's stay.
Some may work on their own or their
father's small woodlands. Many boys
will be able to employ their knowledge
in their Chapter Forests. Others, just
from having attended camp, will better
understand the value and potential of
one of Florida's greatest natural re-
sources. Having been stimulated by the
many aspects of forestry, some may go
on, as Moore supposes, to choose forestry
as a career.
One week is a very short time to give
even a glimpse of what foresters will do
in a lifetime. Florida's unlimited fores-
try future, in tropical forestry for ins-
tance, received only one-half day of in-
struction. However, the purpose of the
camp and what is accomplished in one
week does benefit the boys,and Florida's
forestry future.
Experienced and qualified instructors
put into the week of teaching, material
and information that can be used by the

At left reading from top to bottom are
pictured: A forester's compass is a vital
instrument in the cruising of timber, get-
ting bearings and many other important
uses. Its use here is being demonstrated
by Camp Director Ed Moore, of the Flo-
rida Forest service. State Forester
C. C. Coulter presented the Outstanding
Camper Award for the first week to the
four top boys as selected by the other
campers. Left to right C. H. Coulter,
Billy Dampier, Starke; Buddy Jones,
Starke; Noah Long, Williston; and Keith
Leigh, Apopka. Outstanding Camper
awards during the second week were pre-
sented by State Forester C. H. Coulter.
The boys were chosen by vote of all the
campers. Left to right, C. H. Coulter,
Donnie Lee, Ft. Pierce; Nelson Pritchett,
Franklin; Delano Arner, Sebring; and
Earl Lee, Turkey Creek. July is hot
enough, but when the campers are on the
business end of flaps, rakes and back
pack pumps, they know that fire fight-
ing is nothing but work. Under the
watchful eyes of Forest Service crews and
instructors, the boys set, and put out an
actual forest fire.

The Florida Future Farmer

In South Florida, the Forest Service is
experimenting with tropical tree species.
With a tree adaptable to conditions in
that part of the state, the forestry poten-
tial for Florida will have unlimited hori-
zons. This part of the course work was
conducted by the Florida Forest Service
Tropical Forester.
campers often after they return home. A
70-page handbook containing all the
condensed forestry information was given
to each boy. The handbook, because of
its information may be used as a refer-
ence for many years.
Included in this short course of practi-
cal forestry were such subjects as: gum
farming, tree identification, farm fores-
try, forest fire control, forest and game,
insects and diseases, tropical forestry and
forestry tools.
Particular interest was shown in gum
farming. Instruction in this combined
lectures and a field trip to a distillation
plant, and the use of gum farming equip-
ment. From what the Future Farmer
learned in one afternoon, he might set
up a profitable gum farming operation.
Some boys have used the money from
gum farming to help finance a college
All was not work during the week at
camp. When classes were over in the
afternoon, the campers had shuffleboard,
table tennis, badminton, swimming, soft-

Demonstration of the forest chain, which
had its origin as an actual link chain, is
being shown to this group of campers.
Still called a chain, the steel tape is 66
feet in length and used primarily in
cruising timber.

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Winners of the 1958 school forest contest for Future Farmers of America are shown
with woodlands managers of St. Regis Paper Company, which sponsors contest. Win-
ning FFA Chapter is Munson, Florida, group. Left to right are James Cook, Chapter
advisor; M. G. Rawls, St. Regis, Jacksonville; Albert Von Axelson, vice-president,
Lloyd Stokes, past president; Gerald Turman, Chapter president, and J. M. Brewster,
St. Regis, Pensacola. Chapter will use prize money to send representatives to national
FFA convention in Kansas City.

ball or horseshoes to take up their free
time. On occasions, some of the boys
would just goof-off during the leisure
hours. Meal time found plenty of good
food and seconds were had for the asking.
A special program was held each night.
Girls from Lake City presented a variety
show one night and returned two nights
later, along with girls from High Springs,
for a dance. A feature length movie as
well as movies on forestry, outdoor sports
and wildlife were shown. Another night
was skit night.
Friday night, after the certificates had
been given that afternoon, the banquet
was held and this provided a special fea-
ture for the boys. Besides meeting and
hearing outstanding men in forestry, the
awards to the Outstanding Campers and
winners of the forestry contests were
made. Outstanding campers were select-
ed by the boys from the ten who made
the highest grades in the final examina-
tion. Each received an engraved trophy
The award of a cup for a trophy was
new this year. In previous years the
boys were given items of sporting equip-
ment. The Outstanding Campers for the
first week were: Noah Long, Williston;
Billy Dampier, Starke; Keith Leigh,
Apopka, and Buddy Jones of Starke. For
the second week the awards went to Del-
ano Arner, Sebring; Earl Lee, Turkey
Creek; Nelson Pritchett, Franklin; and
Donnie Lee of Ft. Pierce. The awards
were presented each week by State For-
ester, C. H. Coulter.
The Friday night banquets marked the
end of camp. The guest speaker at each
banquet spoke to the boys on the poten-
tial of forestry and the important part
they have in its future. The first week,
the boys heard A. R. Shirley of the
American Turpentine Farmers Associa-
tion. ,Speaker for the second week was
W. W. Bailey of the Internationl Paper
Company. Both of these organizations

are sponsors of the camp, along with
many other private organizations.
The Camp, which is six miles north of
High Springs, is the result of the com-
bined efforts of the Florida Forest Serv-
ice and the woodusing industries of Flor-
ida. The staff was made up mostly of
Florida Forest Service personnel, but also
included Professor P. W. Frazier of the
University of Florida School of Forestry,
Jim Spiers of the Southern Pulpwood
Conservation Association, Dave Shores
of Buckeye Cellulose, and Vocational
Agriculture teachers Vern Wilson, Bill
Oelslager, and Bill Scruggs.
Footing the bill for the camp expenses
this year were the following companies:
Amercian Turpentine Farmer's Associa-
tion, Valdosta; Armstrong Cork Com-
pany, Pensacola; Container Corporation
of America, Fernandina Beach; Escambia
Treating Company, Pensacola; Granger
Lumber Company, Lake City; Interna-
tional Paper Company, Panama City;
Neal Lumber & Manufacturing Com-
pany, Blountstown; Newport Industries,
Inc., Pensacola; Owens-Illinois Glass
Company, Jacksonville; Rayonier, Inc.,
Fernandina Beach; St. Mary's Kraft Cor-
poration, St. Mary's, Georgia; St. Joe
Paper Company, Port St. Joe; St. Regis
Paper Company, Pensacola; and The
Buckeye Cellulose Corporation, Foley,

FFA Future Leaders
(Continued from page 5)
with participation of business and civic
leaders in Jacksonville, Tampa, Ocala,
Silver Springs, Cypress Gardens and
Orlando. This is an activity in which we
take a great deal of pride because it orig-
inated in Florida and is now being copied
in several states. The Future Farmers
have never failed to respond when we
have needed help, and we have been hon-
ored when we could be helpful to them."



THE EFFORTS of the members and advis-
ors of the Chapters in the state this last
year with Chapter Forests were very re-
warding. The committee making the
final selection of the winners in the State
FFA Forestry Contest sponsored by St.
Regis were in high praise of the work
that has been done throughout the state.
The Munson Chapter received the first
place award of $250, for their Advisor
and some members of the Chapter to at-
tend the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City. On their 74 acres of forest
that they received from the Florida Board
of Forestry in November 1956, and under
the guidance of their advisor and Prin-
cipal and people in the community, they
ran complete boundary lines; divided the
forest into eight compartments; made an
8 year management plan; control burned
12 acres, planted 4,000 slash pines; cut
a new road into the forest; plowed fire
lines; began removing some of the un-
desirable hardwood; cruised the timber,
in which they had 1200 cords of pulp
wood and over 232,000 board feet of saw
timber, erected chapter forest signs;
planted food border for wild life and kept
a check for insects and diseases; request-
ed bids for pulp sale and sold 30 cords
at $7.50 per cord. Also, they put in ap-
plication for Soil Conservation.
The Tallahassee Chapter received the
second award of $100; Baldwin third place
award of $75; and three other chapters,
Ocala, Largo and Ft. Pierce received
awards of $50 each. These awards were
made for the first time during the Vo-
cational Agricultural Teachers Confer-

James Quincey of Trenton
Wins International Contest
JAMES QUINCEY, Trenton, former State
and National FFA Vice-President, won
the International Public Speaking Con-
test sponsored by the Farm Economics
Association. At the present time, James
is a student at the University of Florida,
majoring in Agricultural Economics.
He spoke on the subject of a teaching
program for modern agriculture at a
joint meeting of the Farm Economics As-
sociation with the Canadian Agricultural
Economics Society in Winnipeg, Mani-
He suggested that the curricula of the
Agricultural Colleges are designed to
teach how to farm better, while 80% of
the students in Agriculture have no in-
tention of farming. Dean M. A. Brooker
said that the University has already
made a start toward aiding the students
who want a background of Agriculture,
plus training in Business Administra-
tion, so that they will be qualified to en-
gage in some phase of the new field of

The Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1958

The Vocational Agriculture programs are to be seen on Friday morning,
6:30 to 7:00 on RFD FLORIDA over WFLA-TV, Channel 8, Tampa. The
programs on this station are on a bi-weekly basis. Mardi Lyles, Farm Serv-
ice Director, has scheduled the following chapters:

Date (1958)
October 3
October 17
October 31
November 14
December 5
December 12
December 27

Tri-State Contest
THE TRI-STATE Public Speaking and
Quartet Contests were held in Daytona
Beach during the Vocational Agricul-
tural Teachers Conference this year. Cecil
Tindel, State Public Speaking Champion
from Graceville won and represented the
Tri-State in the Southern Regional Con-
The Quincy Quartet, composed of Ben
Betts, Randall Kincaid, Harry McCall
and Billy Poston, accompanied by Joyce
Johnson, won the Quartet Contest. Since
that time, they have been in great de-
mand for Civic Clubs, Church Programs,
and Television Programs.
The Thor Research Center for Better
Farm Living presented a special Farm
Merit Award to R. S. McMillan, Jasper,
Advisor of Randy King, who was State
Winner of Farm Electrification. Also
receiving this award was Eugene Doss,
Mulberry, Advisor of "James Edward
Davis, State Winner of the Farm Me-
chanics Award.
J. G. Smith, Gainesville, former Area
Supervisor and Vocational Agriculture
worker for 35 years, received a special
plaque presented by Cecil Tindel, State
President from the Florida Association,
FFA. Also, Mrs. Smith received a Cer-
tificate of Merit.

(Continued from page 2)
portion, St. Petersburg; Guyton Wil-
liams, Dairy and Poultry Specialist of
the State Marketing Bureau, Jackson-
ville; Principals Edward C. Nail, Paxton;
V. L. DeShazo, Jasper; J. H. Hyatt, Ha-
vana; and E. E. Jeter, Franklin at
Most of the convention's first day will
be spent in registration and tours of the
Kansas City area.
Tuesday, October 14, is the conven-
tion's "big day." Seating of official dele-
gates starts the business session, followed
by Mayor H. Roe Bartle's welcoming ad-
Features of the afternoon session will
include presentation of the American
Farmer Degree to 363 outstanding FFA
members, and honorary degrees to about

The Florida Future Farmer

Teacher Place
Eugene Doss........... Mulberry
D. M. Nifong, Jr....... Plant City
H. Dean Griffin.. New Port Richey
T. P. Winter............ Palmetto
W. E. Moore.............. Largo
Zack Wuthrich.......... Sarasota
Willard L. Anderson. Brooksville

50 adults who have given unusual service
to the organization.
The Tuesday evening program features
presentation of the Star American Farm-
er Awards and the FFA Talent Show.
The Star Farmer of America will receive
an award of $1,000, and three regional
Star Farmers will be awarded $500 each.
The awards are given for outstanding
achievement in farming and leadership.
Wednesday morning's program will
have an interview with participants in
the International Exchange Program.
Following a short business session, then,
Lawrence G. Derthick, Commissioner of
Education, Washington, D. C., will speak.
While official delegates are working in
committee sessions Wednesday afternoon,
most of the FFA members will board
special buses for tours of the Kansas
City area. They return to the Municipal
Auditorium in the evening for a program
featuring the Future Farmers of America
That night, representatives of donors
to the Foundation will be introduced and
seated on the stage while regional and

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national awards are presented to boys
for outstanding achievement in Soil and
Water Management, Farm Mechanics,
Farm Electrification, and Farm Safety.
Special entertainment will be furnished
by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
On Thursday morning, the Chapter
Awards and election and installation of
new officers will be the main items of

The Vocational Agriculture programs over Station WTVY-TV in Doth-
an, Alabama are in their third year of continuous operation. Teachers of
Alabama, Georgia and Florida are cooperating in presenting a 15 minute
program each Saturday. The time of the program will vary and advise that
you consult the Vocational Agriculture teacher, your TV Station, or your
local Newspaper. The programs will be as follows:
Date (1958) Subject Teacher Place
October 4 Hunting & Fishing Safety. B. L. Martin.......... Ozark, Ala.
October 11 Fire Prevention ......... N. D. Steele.......... Ariton, Ala.
October 18 FFA Emblem Ceremony.. J. L. Adderhold...... Chipley, Fla.
October 25 Variety Program......... J. G. Yeager ..... Headland, Ala.
November 1 FFA Pig Chains ......... P. C. Dean ....... .Hartford, Ala.
November 8 American Farmers ...... H. A. Casey........ Arlington, Ga.
November 15 Preventing Forest Fires.. Jack Tison....... Bethlehem, Fla.
November 22 Thanksgiving Program W. F. Knight........ Ashford, Ala.
November 29 Here and There With the
FFA .. ........ L. L. Sellers......... Auburn, Ala.
December 6 Father and Son Banquet. Harry Davis......... Colquitt, Ga.
December 13 FFA Forestry Activities.. Arol Hudson......... Vernon, Fla.
December 20 Christmas Program ..... L. E. Porter ....... .Abbeville, Ala.
December 27 Soil Testing ............ G. C. Ward ...... Cottonwood, Ala.

January 3
January 10
January 17

Soil Bank Program...... C. W. Duke ..... Attapulgus, Ga.
Min'ral Mixtures for Hogs J. W. Reeder. ..... Enterprise, Ala.
Electricity on the Farm.. Howard Moore. Grand Ridge, Fla.

FFA Calendar of Events

(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)

Event and Type*

Place and Date

Event and Type*

Place and Date

Production and Marketing Vegetable Entries
in Florida Fruit and Vegetable Awards .... Area Supervisor.. 1
FFA Poultry Production Program Report..... Area Supervisor ...1
Suwannee River Youth Fair (0).............. Fannin Springs .1-2
Harvest Fair ............... Crestview .. ..4
Fire Prevention Week (N)................... Local Chapters. .5-11
Slash Pine Forest and Farm Festival (0) ... Lake City ...... 6-11
Junior Livestock and Poultry Show (A)...... Ocala .. .13-14
National FFA Convention (N) ............... Kansas/C'y, Mo.13-16
American Royal Livestock Show (N)......... Kansas C'y, Mo.16-18
Suwannee County Fair. ................... .Live Oak .. ... 20-25
Bradford County Fair ............... Starke .. .. 20-25
Inter-State Fair .. ...................... Pensacola .. .20-26
Northeast Florida Fair (S) .................... Callahan ... .. 21-24
Citrus County Fair. ...................... Inverness .. 22-25
Bay County Fair .................. Pan. C'y 27-Nov. 1
Jackson County Fair & Livestock Exposition. Marianna .27-Nov. 1
North Florida Fair (S) .... ............ Tallahassee 28-Nov. 1
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S) ..... Area Supervisor. ..31
Membership Dues (S) .................. ....State Advisor. ... 31

Deadline-Improving Agriculture & Leadership
Applic. (S) ............................ State Advisor ... 1
Walton County Fair ........................ DeFuniak Springs 3-8
Levy County Fair & Exposition .............. Williston ....... .4-8
All Florida Breeder's Show (S) ............... Webster ... ..... 5-8
Hereford Bull Sale. ........................ W ebster ... ..... 6
Florida Angus Fitted Sale (S) ................ Webster ........ .7
Hardee County Fair ........................ Wauchula .10-15
Hernando County Fair. ................... .. Brooksville .. 11-14
Putnam County Agricultural Fair...........Palatka .......11-15
FCA Convention ........................... .Ft. Myers .12-14
Greater Jaksonvil i Jacksonville Fair.. sonville ...13-22
Deadline-Entries Livestock Imp. Program
(Beef Cattle) (S) ................ .. .... Area Supervisor ..15
National Farm-City Week .................... Local Chapter. 21-27

Deadline Finals Corn Report (Spencer)....... State Advisor...... 1
Naval Stores Forestry Program (Final Report) State Advisor ...... 1
Deadline-Entries Mech. Fla. Agri. (S)....... Area Supervisor ..1
Polk County Youth Show ................... Bartow ....... 4-6
N.J.V.G.A. Convention (N) ................. .Biloxi, Miss.. .. 8-12

Florida Angus Bull Sale (S)................ Belle Glade ...... 3
Santa Fe Sunshine Sale .... ........... Alachua ... ...... 10
DeSoto County Fair & Livestock Exposition.. .Arcadia ...... 13-18
Pasco County Fair ........................... Dade City 14-17
Ocala Bull Sale .......................... Ocala ... .... .20
Palm Beach County Fair .................... W. Palm Beach.23-31
Manatee County Fair. ............. ........ Palmetto ..... 26-31
Southeastern Fat Stock Show ................ Ocala ....... .26-31
Hendry County Fair........................ La Belle .......27-31
Sugarland Exposition ... ................... Clewiston ...... 27-31
Southeastern Florida & Dade County Youth
Show .................................... Miami ....29-Feb. 2
National Brahman Show .................... Bartow .... ..... .-

Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S). Tampa ..........3-7
Southwest Florida Fair (A). ................ Ft. Myers ....... 3-8
F.F.A. Day-Florida State Fair (S).......... Tampa ........... 7
Florida State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S)... .Tampa ......... 9-14
Kissimmee Valley Show...................... Kissimmee .. 18-22
Silver Spurs Rodeo ...................... Kissimmee .. 20-22
Highlands County Fair. ...................... .Sebring ...... 23-28
Central Florida Fair. ....................... .Orlando ..... 23-28
Florida Strawberry Festival. ................. Plant City .... 23-28

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North Florida Livestock Show and Sale....... Madison ....... -
Pinellas County Fair and Horse Show......... Largo ....... 24-28
Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Show. ..... Fannin Springs 25-27
MARCH, 1959
Deadline-State Farmer Degree Applic. (S) .. Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-American Farmer Degree Applic. (S). Area Supervisor. 1
Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S). ..Area Supervisor ... 1
Volusia County Fair. ...... ........... ...DeLand ...... 2-7
Florida Citrus Exposition (S) ........ .... Winter Haven .7-14
Lake County Fair and Flower Show ...... Eustis .......... 9-14
Deadline-Farm Electrification Award Appli-
cation (S) ................................ Area Supervisor...15
Deadline-Soil & Water Management Award
Application (S) ... ...................... Area Supervisor. ..15
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award App. (S).Area Supervisor.. .15
Better Dairy Pasture Essay. ................. Area Supervisor.. .15
Sarasota County Fair.. .................... .Sarasota ..... 16-21
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A) .... ....... Live Oak ..... .24-25
Southeast Fat Stock Show and Sale (S)...... Ocala .........26-31
APRIL, 1959
Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S).Area Supervisor.... 1
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A)........... Gainesville ...... 1-2
West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale ..... .. ........... 7-9
Copies Public Speaking (S-D) ............... Chairman .........8
Deadline-National Band & Chorus
Applications (N) ....................... .. State Advisor. 15
U. F. Beef Cattle Short Course .............. Gainesville ... .16-17
Hillsborough County Jr. Agri. Fair ........... Plant City ....16-18
Sub-District Contests iS-D) .................. Chairman .... .17-18
Copies Public Speaking (D) .............. Chairman ....... 22
MAY, 1959
Naval Stores Forestry Program Entry (S) .... State Advisor ..... 1
Deadline-Farm Safety Award App. (S)...... Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest Entries (S).....Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-Chapter Accomplishment Report (S) .Area Supervisor ...1
Chapter Coop. Leadership Scrapbooks with
Chap. Accomp. Report. ..................... Area Supervisor ...1
District Contests (0) ........................ Chairman ....... 1-2
Copies Public Speaking (A) ................... Chairman .........5
Area Contests (A) ....... ................... Chairman ....... -
Copies Public Speaking (S) ................. Chairman ....... -
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S).......Area Supervisor .15
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S) ............. ....... -
Deadline-Entries Chapter Forest Contest (S).Area Supervisor .31
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C)..Area Supervisor ..31

JUNE, 1959
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) .............. State Convention. .8
Special Delegates & Advisors Dinner (S)...... State Convention. 8
Judging, Grading, Identification &
Demonstration Contests (S)................ State Convention. 8
State FFA Convention (S)................... Daytona Beach. .8-12
Annual Fish Fry (S) ...................... Daytona Beach .. .10
Bandshell Program (S) ..................... Daytona Beach .. 10
Judging Entries Chapter Forestry Contest (S) State Advisor .22-26

JULY, 1959
Preliminary Corn Report (Spencer) ....... ..................... 1
Vocational Agri. Teachers Conference (S)..Daytona Beach..6-10
State Forestry Camp, Dists. II, III, IV (S)..Camp O'Leno .12-18
State Forestry Camp, Dists. I, V, VI (S)....Camp O'Leno..19-25
State Officers Executive Meeting ............Daytona Beach. 21-25
State Officers Goodwill Tour .......................... 26-Aug. 1

AUGUST, 1959
Tri-State Contests (Public Speaking & Ga. FFA Camp -
Quartet) (T-S) .............
Leadership Training Camp Miniwanca........ Shelby, Mich. .9-23

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