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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
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Picture al right: Rodney
Hill of Lake Wales showed
Ibis Red Angus-Shorthorn
cross sleer to grand chain-
pionship at the Polk Youli
Fair. Below: Robert Wilev.
an Auhurndale hov, had the
reserve champion, a black
,ngus. at Ihe Bartol evenly.
largest youth shon in

Winter, 1959

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1st National Convention

FFA Day Program at
Florida State Fair

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An educational trip for the above Miami-Edison, Turkey Creek and Lakeland groups
to the National Junior Vegetable Growers Association Convention in Biloxi, Missis-
sippi was sponsored by the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. Pic-
tured above, left to right, Front Row: Johnny St. Martin, Turkey Creek; Clavie
Allen, Turkey Creek; Ronald Dyal, Turkey Creek; Mike Michelson, Miami-Edison;
Bruce Howell, Turkey Creek. Back Row: Alwin Helm, Miami-Edison; Chuck Mc-
Intosh, Turkey Creek; Dale Mavler, Lakeland; John Myrick, Lakeland; Robbie
Weeks, Lakeland; and H. Quentin Duff, Miami-Edison. The Miami-Edison Demon-
stration Team placed 12th in the Production Division, the Lakeland team placed 4th
in Judging in the FFA class, the Turkey Creek team placed 31st in open demonstra-
tion. Robbie Weeks placed 10th in Judging.

David Solger of Miami-Edison Chapter,
first recipient of the Dr. DuPuis Schol-
arship. Dr. John Gordon DuPuis, pio-
neer Miami Doctor, dairyman and auth-
or, established a $50,000 Trust Fund for
which each recipient of a scholarship
would receive $5,000 for college study.
David was an outstanding student and
leader in his Chapter, participating in
Public Speaking, Vegetable and Live-
stock Judging, Tractor Driving, Reporter
and President of the Chapter. He is
studying to be a Veterinarian.
J. G. DuPuis, son of the Doctor, and
Arlis J. Nimmo, Executive Secretary for
the Doctor, are Trustees for the Scholar-
ship Fund. Each year they will select
a boy in the graduating class who is out-
standing in physical, moral, spiritual,
and educational qualifications, and who
desires a college education in medicine
or agriculture.

FFA Said Best
Trainer of Youth
FUTURE FARMERS of America is "the
greatest youth training organization in
the world," Principal E. E. Jeter of
Tampa's Franklin Junior High said in
a talk before 10 high school prin-
cipals and county FFA officers at Plant
City High School.
The county FFA Federation was host
for the meeting at which E. F. McLane,
Brandon High principal; Earl Lee, coun-
ty FFA vice president from Turkey
Creek and Jeter gave their impressions
of the national convention which they
attended in October.
Also speaking were school adminis-
trators Denton L. Cook, L. E. Swatts
and A. L. Vergason. Federation Presi-
dent Randy Thompson presided and D.
A. Storms, county coordinator, intro-
duced the speakers. Girls of the Plant
City homemaking department served the


And Leadership


CRAWFORDVILLE, Walnut Hill and Winter
Haven applications for the State Awards
for Improving Agriculture and Leader-
ship were approved by the National
FFA Organization and each received
The applications of the Altha and
Jennings Chapters were recommended
by the Vocational Agriculture staff and
will be submitted to the State FFA Ex-
ecutive Committee for approval at their
annual meeting in Tampa, each to re-
ceive $250 from the Florida Association.
The Crawfordville FFA Chapter ap-
plied for the award to help them in erect-
ing and equipping a greenhouse. This
will assist in the teaching of plant propa-
gation, control factors of production,
fertilizer application, seed germination,
moisture control and the use of insecti-
cides and fungicides. Also, they hope
that this will eventually lead to new cash
crops being produced in the community.
The Walnut Hill Chapter award is to
help them buy a portable spray unit.
This will be used by Vocational Agri-
culture students in the community in the
control of diseases and insects.
The Winter Haven FFA award is to
help establish three purebred livestock
chains consisting of swine, sheep and
The Jennings FFA application was for
a corn sheller that could be used in
harvesting corn grown as a Chapter Co-
operative Project and by individual
The Altha FFA Chapter application
was for the erection and equipping of a
greenhouse for the propagation of shrubs,
fruit and nut trees, plants and flower-
ing annuals.

THE MIAMI Federation of the Future
Farmers of America were luncheon guests
of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club to
celebrate National Farm-City Week. The
Future Farmers presented a program,
"Farm and City, Partners in Progress."

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1959

NATIONAL FFA WEEK, Feb. 21 to Feb. 28, 1959
The 149 FFA Chapters in Florida will observe National FFA
Week, February 21 to February 28, in many ways. Suggestions
appeared on page 10 in the 1956 Winter Issue of the Florida
Future Farmer Magazine for participating and observing some
special event during the week.
This year, Governor LeRoy Collins will issue a Proclamation
for Future Farmer Week and present it to State FFA President
Cecil Tindel, Graceville FFA Chapter.
Now is the time for the Chapter and members to plan what
will be done in their community to observe Future Farmer Week.

By Way of Editorial Comment:

FOOD is still the most important commodity of any country, and the ability
of that country to produce food is the greatest contributing factor to its
strength. Food, not guided missiles or Sputniks in orbit, will determine
the survival of any nation.

This country
can rest assured
that its future is
in good hands
because of the
training the Fu-
ture Farmers of
America are re-
ceiving in the
thousands of
high schools of
our nation,

Many Awards to

FFA at State Fair


training in improved practices of
scientific agriculture that insures
an abundance of the finest farm
products the world has ever known.
In addition these boys are receiv-
ing basic training in agriculture
that will prepare them for the many
occupations related to agriculture,
of which there is a great shortage
today. Statistics show that thirty-
seven per cent of all jobs in the
nation are dependent on agriculture
and forty per cent of all expendi-
tures are for agricultural products.
This is why in Hillsborough
County we believe agricultural edu-
cation is important as an integral
part of the total school program to
meet the educational needs of boys
interested in agriculture.

THE FFA members and Chapters will be
showing their beef and dairy cattle in
the Florida State Fair at Tampa. The
Florida State Fair offers awards: Blue
$10.00, Red $7.50, White $5.00.
All dairy entries are expected to be in
the barn by midnight Monday, February
2, 1959, as judging will begin at 9:00
a.m. Tuesday, February 3. The Guern-
sey and Jersey breeders in Florida will
present a special Trophy to the exhibit-
ors of the Champion male and female in
their respective breeds. The dairy cattle
will be released at 6:00 p.m. Saturday,
February 7th and must clear the fair
grounds not later than 8:00 a.m. Sunday,
February 8th, 1959.
Tuesday, February 3rd, the Greater
Tampa Chamber of Cemmerce will be
host to all 4-H and FFA dairy exhibitors
in the Little Auditorium at noon.
Florida Dairy, Inc., is sponsoring a
Fitting Contest with awards of $15.00
distributed on a $5, $4, $3, $2, and $1
basis to the top five (5) animals.
The West Coast Milk Producer's Asso-
ciation is sponsoring the Showmanship
Contest with awards of $15.00 distributed
on the basis as above.
The Florida Dairy Association Rotat-
ing Trophy will be awarded to the Fu-
ture Farmer member making the best
(Continued on page 10)

h Grand and Reserve Champion steers in the Polk County Youth
S ov r Fair. Rodney Hill, Lake Wales, sold his Grand Champion steer
weighing 1,115 lbs. to the Peoples Bank of Auburndale for $1.80
per lb. Robert Wiley's (Auburndale) Reserve Champion steer weighing 1,035 lbs. was bought by the
Publix Markets for 80 per lb.

VOL. XX, No. 1

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 ..... Horae Quincey, Trenton
Executive Secretary.... A. p. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser ......... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

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President. .......... Adin Hester, Aurora, Ore.
1st Vice-Pres.Richard Van Auken, Monroe, N. J.
2nd Vice-Pres......Bryan Hafen, Mesquite, Nev.
3rd Vice-Pres....... ...Lee Todd, Bells, Tenn.
4th Vice-Pres. .... Thomas E. Stine, Ozark, Mo.
Stud. Sec'y.Norman A. Brown, Temperance, Mich.
Exec. Sec'y....... Wm. Paul Gray, Wash. D. C.
Exec. Treasurer .. R. E. Bass, Richmond, Va.
Nat. Advisor... .Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash. D. C.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1959

"Food Means Survival"

Superintendent of Public Instruction, Hillsborough County

The Florida Future Farmer


As shown by the above photograph, Florida was well represented at the annual National FFA Convention held in Kansas City,
Missouri, October 13-16.

A Florida Delegation of Over 130 Attended

The 31st Annual FFA National Convention

THE FLORIDA delegation to the 31st Na-
tional F.F.A. Convention, held at Kan-
sas City, Missouri, October 13-16, num-
bered more than 130. About 51 Chap-
ters were represented, with 19 Chapter
Advisers, 4 Principals, one School Board
member, and several parents and friends.
The official delegates representing
Florida were past State President Lloyd
Dubroff of the Altha Chapter, and State
President Cecil Tindel of the Graceville
Chapter. Lloyd was Chairman of the
Public Speaking Committee and Cecil
was a member of the National Conven-
tion Committee.
George R. Miller of the DeFuniak
Springs Chapter was in the National
Chorus, Robert Wiley of the Auburn-
dale Chapter, Earl Lee of the Turkey
Creek Chapter, and Billy Dampier of
the Starke Chapter were in the National
The Quincy and South Dade Chapters
received Gold Emblem ratings in the Na-
tional Chapter Contest and the Mulberry
Chapter received a Silver Emblem rating.
Randy King of the Jasper Chapter,
State winner in the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Forestry Contest, appeared on
the Kansas City Traffic Club and the
Kansas City Lions Club Programs, which
were arranged by R. N. Hoskins, Gen-
eral Forestry Agent of the Seaboard Air
Line Railroad Company, Richmond, Vir-
Billy Poston of the Quincy Chapter,
1958 Star State Farmer, carried the Flor-
ida State Flag in the "Massing of the
State Flags" Ceremony during the pre-

sentation of the Star Farmer Awards.
The Star American Farmer for 1958 was
Jimmy John Jarnigan, Jr., of Hanston,
Billy Poston of the Quincy Chapter,
and alternates Gene Alford of the Palat-
ka Chapter, and LeRoy Hawkins of the
Sarasota Chapter, were recipients of the
Chilean Nitrate Leadership Award, and
attended the Convention with their ex-
penses paid by the Chilean Nitrate Edu-
cational Bureau.

The Munson Chapter, winner of the
Chapter Forestry Contest, sponsored by
the St. Regis Paper Company, was
awarded expenses, which were used for
some members and Jimmy Cook, Chapter
Adviser, to attend.
Jimmy Thompson of the Kathleen
Chapter, winner of the State Feeder
Steer Award, and his Adviser, Walter
W. Massey, attended the Convention,
with their expenses being paid by the
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1958 American Farmers from Florida, reading left to right: Melvin W. Vernon, Jr.,
Tampa; Payton Bembry, Jr., Jasper; Thomas J. Lawrence, DeLand; Glen Shepherd,
Bell; Bobby Ray Durden, Havana; William Aplin, Paxton; George E. Ford, Quincy.
Not present, David Rutzke, Homestead.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1959

Florida Winners

In Nat'l Judging

THE OCALA FFA Dairy Judging Team,
composed of Dennis Anderson, Richard
Lloyd, David Simms, alternates Billy
Peeples and Gary Fairchild, and Ad-
viser M. C. Roche, represented Florida
at the National Dairy Judging Congress
at Waterloo, Iowa, September 29-30.
In "Dairy Products," the team and
members received participation certifi-
cates. In "Dairy Cattle," the team won
a bronze plaque. Team members were:
David Simms, silver emblem, Dennis
Anderson, bronze emblem, and Billy
Peebles, honorable mention. Advisor,
M. C. Roche. Gary Fairchild, bronze
emblem for showmanship.
The Starke FFA Meats Identification
and Poultry Judging Team, composed
of DeRich Green, Buddy Jones, Jerome
Griffis, alternates Tom-Bo Smith and
Bobby Norman, with their Adviser Cur-
tis A. Marlowe, received participation
certificates, with Jerome receiving Hon-
orable Mention in judging poultry and
eggs, in the National Livestock Judg-
ing Contest in Kansas City.
The Gainesville Livestock Judging
Team, composed of Murray Teuton,
Richard Tillis and Tom Downs, alternate
Tommy Kogev, with their Advisor W. E.
Finley, represented Florida in the Na-
tional Livestock Judging Contest in Kan-
sas City, Missouri.
In "Livestock Judging," the team and
members all received a bronze plaque
and emblems.
The State Department of Agriculture,
through Commissioner Nathan Mayo,
provided funds to help defray expenses
of the Judging Teams to Kansas City.
The Tampa Tribune provided funds to
help defray expenses of the Ocala Dairy
judging Team to Waterloo, Iowa.

Gainesville High School Livestock Judg-
ing Team composed of Tom Downs,
Murray Teuton and Richard Tillis, ac-
companied by their Advisor, W. E. Fin-
ley, won for themselves a bronze medal
and for the team a bronze plaque in the
National Livestock Judging Contest held
during the National FFA Convention
in Kansas City. In the above picture,
left to right: E. B. Turlington, Advisor,
Victor Gago, Tommy Downs, Murray
Teuton, Richard Tillis. W. S. Talbot,
Principal, and W. E. Finley, Advisor.


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St. Regis Paper Company School Forest Exhibit which was shown at many of the
Fairs in North Florida this year. H. E. Wood, State Advisor, FFA, and Leslie
Johnson, St. Regis Forester, looking at the exhibit which shows pictures of the mem-
bers "learning by doing," the objectives of the program and where School Forests are
located in the State, along with several tools and books about Forestry.

National Convention
(Continued from page 4)
Florida Cattlemen's Association.
John Folks, Supervisor of Agricultural
Development, Florida Power Corpora-
tion, St. Petersburg, and Guyton Wil-
liams, Dairy and Poultry Specialist,
State Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville,
attended, carrying with them the State
President and some of the Chapter mem-
Receiving the American Farmer De-
gree Award were: William Aplin, Pax-
ton; Payton Bembry, Jr., Jasper; Bobby
Ray Durden, Havana; George E. Ford,
Quincy; Thomas J. Lawrence, DeLand;
David E. Rutzke, Homestead; Glen
Shepherd, Bell; and Melvin W. Vernon,
Jr., Tampa.
Jimmy Davis of the Mulberry Chapter
received the Future Farmers of America
Foundation Farm Mechanics Award for
the Southern Region.
The Dade City State Champion String
Band played during the Delegates
Luncheon, on a special FFA Talent
Show and on the regular National Con-
vention Program. The members of the
band were Bob Northrop, Dan Williams,
Don Surrency, Harold Croft, and Jerry
Smith, and their Adviser is Ray E.
The Vice-Presidents attending were
Darrel Hobbs of the Paxton Chapter,
Horace Quincey of the Trenton Chapter,
W. O. Beauchamp, Jr. of the Chiefland

Chapter, Keyland Morgan of the Lake-
land Chapter, and Bob Carley of the
Miami-Jackson Chapter. They were
alternate delegates.
J. G. Smith, Gainesville, former Area
Supervisor of Vocational Agriculture,
received the Honorary American Farmer
Degree in absentia.
Principals attending were Edward C.
Nall, Paxton; J. H. Hyatt, Havana; V.
L. DeShazo, Jasper, and E. E. Jeter,
Benjamin Franklin at Tampa.
Other highlights of the Convention
Some of the Florida delegation attend-
ed the official Delegates Dinner on Mon-
day; the Swift and Company Breakfast
honoring the American Farmers; Sears
Luncheon honoring the Foundation win-
ners; the Ford Motor Company Dinner
honoring the Vocational Agricultural
Teachers on Tuesday; Butler Breakfast
honoring the American Farmers, State
Star Farmers, and Foundation winners;
Air Force Base had as their guests Bob-
by Ray Durden, Havana, and George
Ford, Quincy, for lunch; the dinner ar-
ranged for the delegation from Alachua
County on Wednesday; General Motors
Breakfast in honor of the delegates and
Foundation winners Thursday morning;
that afternoon, the Band and Chorus
members were special guests of the Sad-
dle and Sirloin Club for a special show
and dinner. Friday morning, the Judg-
ing Teams from Starke and Gainesville
were guests of the American Royal As-
sociation for breakfast.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1959


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Luncheon guests of the First National Bank of Tampa were the Officers of the Bran-
don FFA Chapter. After a steak dinner Robert Morris, Agricultural Representative
of the Bank took them on a tour of the bank facilities. Left to right: G. Oscar Lastin-
ger, Chapter Advisor; Morris, Ronald Sullivan, Vice-President; Wayne Gray, Secre-
tary; Miles Keene, President; Jim Terrell, Sentinel; D. A. Storms, County Co-
ordinator; Ronald Patgett, Reporter; N. L. Storms, Chapter Advisor.

FFA Highlights at Florida Shows

And Fairs During Fall 1958

FUTURE FARMERS participated in many
outstanding exhibits, shows and fairs
during the last quarter of 1958.
In the Junior Livestock and Poultry
Show in Ocala, the Reddick Judging
Team (Jimmy Stroup, Lamar Rou and
Walter Pruitt) won the beef and swine
judging. The Ocala team (Jimmy and
Jerry Arthur and Cecil Bailey) won the
poultry judging. The Lake Weir team
(Jerry Bauer, Dan Holder and Wesley
Blow) won the dairy cattle judging.
In the FFA breeding swine classes,
Wilfred Harrison, Ocala, showed the
Champion Duroc Sow and Arvid Nel-
son, Lake Weir (Summerfield) the Re-
serve Champion. Johnny Dees and
Johnny Hudson, Ocala, showed the
Champion and Reserve Champion Land-
race Sows, respectively.
Champion Jersey Cow was shown by
Johnny Parrish, Anthony, while James
Weaver, Ocala, showed the Reserve
Champion. Wilmer Beasley, Trenton,
showed the Champion Guernsey and
Jerry Bower, Lake Weir (Summerfield),
the Reserve Champion. Dan Holder,
Lake Weir (Summerfield), showed the
Champion Ayrshire Cow. Champion
Angus Bull and Cow were shown by
Billy Teslo and Larry McQuatters of
Sanford, respectively. Gerald Feaster,
Reddick Chapter, paraded the Champion
Hereford Bull.
At the North Florida Fair, in the
State FFA Barrow Show, Bradley Suber
of Greensboro showed the Champion
FFA barrow, which weighed 179 lbs.,
and for which the Tallahassee Federal
Savings and Loan Association paid 500
per lb. Jimmy Cunningham of Jennings


exhibited the Reserve and was bought
by Parkway Shopping Center of Talla-
hassee for 350 per lb. The following sold
for 250 per Ib: The Jennings FFA Chap-
ter's 227 lb. first place heavy barrow,
bought by Alford Chevrolet Co., Talla-
hassee. Paul Hawkins' of Greensboro,
second place heavy barrow was bought
by Flint River Mills, Tallahassee. Don
King's (Madison) 193 lb. barrow was
bought by Carr-Buick, Tallahassee.
Tommy Ussery's (Tallahassee) 217 lb.
barrow was bought by Rainey Cawthon,

Tallahassee. Other barrows were bought
by Sunnyland Packing Company, Thom-
asville, Ga., for $18.75 per hundred. The
North Florida Fair added 250 per
The Monticello Judging Team (Mack
Joiner, Monroe Walker, Kennon Bus-
bee) won the Livestock Judging Contest.
In the special FFA Sears Hog Show,
15 Chapters had entries of two gilts and
a boar. Messrs. Bob Novak, Sears
Roebuck Foundation, and Bill Davis,
Manager of Sears Store in Tallahassee
were present to present 19 blue, 13 red
and 12 white ribbons which paid the
following amounts: $12.64, $9.48 and
$6.32, respectively. Donald and David
Ward of Lee and Tommy Wisenbacker
of Jennings each received a show stick
in the Showmanship Contest.
The Tate Chapter at Gonzalez placed
first with their Chapter Exhibit in the
Pensacola Interstate Fair. Lamar Smith,
Walnut Hill showed the Champion and
Reserve Champion steers. H. F. Muel-
ler, Manager of Sears Roebuck's Pensa-
cola Store presented $160.00 in the spe-
cial Sears Hog Show. Ronald Wilkin-
son, Baker, and Marlowe Farrish, Tate,
and Pete Preston, Milton, won the Show-
manship Contest.
In the Northeast Fair at Callahan, the
Hilliard FFA Chapter showed the Grand
Champion Landrace gilt. Also, they
had the Reserve Champion Berkshire
Jeff Daughtry, Wauchula, in the
Hardee County Fair and Livestock Show
showed the Reserve Champion in the Fat
Stock Division, Grand Champion in the
Breeding Show, Reserve Champion
heifer, first place in Showmanship and
won 4 blue ribbons. The Hardee FFA
Chapter had the Reserve Champion
breeding bull.
In the Greater Jacksonville Fair at
the Gator Bowl, the Florida Association,
FFA Exhibit was shown. This exhibit
(Continued on page 14)

Officers of the new FFA Chapter at Haines City are: (Left to right) Earl Dennard,
Sentinel; Larry Beeson, Treasurer; Duke Martin, Vice-President; Charles Williams,
President; Richard Tiner, Reporter; Wilson Dukes, Secretary; Larry Bradley, Chap-
lain. They were installed during the Charter Night Program, at which Keyland
Morgan, State Vice-President presented the Charter. Doyle Conner of Starke, for-
mer State and National FFA President, now Speaker of the House of Representa-
tives, was guest speaker. Glenn Wade, Jr., Advisor, presented each member with a
Greenhand Pin.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1959

FFA Cooperating with Screwworm Eradication

FIRST SAMPLES from a suspected screw-
worm case to be submitted by a Florida
member of FFA enrolled in a newly in-
augurated statewide youth program for
detection and reporting, was received at
headquarters of the State-Federal Screw-
worm Eradication Program in Sebring
the week after the program started.
The samples, collected by Gomer
Koon, member of the Williston FFA
S chapter, proved on examination to be
phormia and NOT screwworm.
Program officials were quick to praise
Koon for his alertness and prompt ac-
tion. An increasing number of reports
from FFA and 4-H youths are expected,
they said, as more members of the two
organizations become active in screw-
worm studies and field work.
"We want samples from every sus-
pected case of screwworm," said Dr. M.
E. Meadows, Jr. and Dr. D. L. Williams,
State and Federal eradication program
directors, respectively. "Only micro-
scopic examination by an expert can
distinguish between true screwworms and
other types of blow flies, so no one can
say positively a case is screwworm until
the samples have been examined here-"
In recognition of his being first in
FFA reporting, young Koon will be pre-
sented with a special permanent plastic
embedment of the screwworm life cycle.
Education of the next generation of
livestock owners in Florida to the dan-
gers of screwwrom ravages got under-
way on a large scale with the beginning
of the new year.
FFA State Officials distributed screw-
worm literature and specimens to voca-
tional agriculture teachers throughout
the state.
The literature and specimens, for
study and identification purposes, is sup-
plied by the headquarters of the com-
bined State-Federal Screwworm Eradi-
cation Program at Sebring, Florida.
Purpose of the project is two-fold: (1)
to educate the new generation which will
be taking over Florida's livestock indus-
try in coming years and managing it
after the costly insect pest has been
wiped out in the Southeast by the cur-
rent eradication program, and (2) to
enroll several thousand youth in an im-
mediate statewide program for screw-
S worm detection and reporting.
"Nothing could be more valuable to
the eradication program in its present
stage than active participation by FFA
youth," siad Dr. C. L. Campbell, State
Veterinarian and Secretary of Florida
Livestock Board. "During the next several
months an intensive watch must be main-
tained in all parts of the state for pos-
sible screwworm cases.
"Eradication work is entering a criti-
cal period now," he continued, "with cur-
rent confirmed cases confined to one
small Broward country area. It 0s of
utmost importance that the program
headquarters be advised immediately if

The Florida Future Farmer

screwworm activity begins again in
other parts of the state.
"We don't think it will, but we must
be sure, and with FFA 'associate inspec-
tors' greatly augmenting the current
force of official inspectors, we'll have

one of the finest reporting organizations
it is possible to build," Dr. Campbell
paid tribute to FFA state officials for their
immediate and whole-hearted response
to the pouth project plan. "They recog-
(Continued on page 10)



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Above are shown a portion of the 'thousands of young FFA and FHA members who attended FFA Day at the 1958 Florida State Fair in Tampa where they saw several outstanding men receive the Honorary State Farmer Degree.



Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, addressing Future
Farmers and guests during FFA day
ceremonies at the Florida State Fair.

UPON ENTERING the State Fair Grounds,
everyone will go directly to the Grand-
stand for registration and the special
FFA Day Program. As soon as the
program is over, everyone will clear the
Grandstand except members of the Judg-
ing Teams.
Group leaders will be labeled and sta-
tioned at intervals in front of the Grand-
stand, and members of the Dairy Judg-
ing Teams will be told when to move
out to their respective groups, which will
go directly to the Mayo Livestock Pa-
vilion. Then group leaders for other
judging contests (beef cattle, and hogs)
will be stationed in front of the Grand-
stand and members of the Judging
Teams will be told when to move out to
their respective groups.
General information for Judging
Teams: for each Chapter, three boys
will compose a team in livestock judg-
ing. Substitutions are permissible for
beef cattle and hogs, but there will be

no substitutions in any of the contests
after judging begins. The substitute
must report to the group leader and turn
in his membership card until the contest
Each group will be given a total of ten

General Program Chairman-H. E. WOOD, State Supervisor of Agricultural Education
Master of Ceremonies-CECIL TINDEL, State President of Florida Association, F.F.A.

8:15 A.M..-Admission to State Fair Grounds &
Assemble in Grandstand
8:15- 8:45 A.M.-Registration
8:45 A.M.-Organizing Dairy Cattle Judging
8:45- 9:00 A.M.-Dade City F.F.A. String Band
9:00- 9:05 A.M.-Invocation and Salute to the Flag
9:05- 9:10 A.M.-Welcome Address-Carl D. Brorein,
President of Florida State Fair
9:10- 9:15 A.M.-Introduction of Guests, H. E. Wood,
State Advisor, F.F.A.
9:15- 9:20 A.M.-Greetings-Honorable Thomas D.
Bailey, State Superintendent of
Public Instruction
9:20- 9:25 A.M.--Presentation of Honorary State
Farmer Degree by State Officers
of Florida Association, F.F.A.

9:25- 9:40 A.M.-Awarding Ribbons to Grand Cham-
pion Winners in F.F.A. Livestock
Show-Honorable Nathan Mayo,
Commissioner of Agriculture, State
of Florida
Presentation "Mechanizing Florida
Agriculture Awards" by G. H. W.
Schmidt, President, Florida Ford
Tractor Company, Jacksonville
9:40- 9:45 A.M.-Harmonica-Rusty Garner, Arcadia
9:45- 9:55 A.M.-Sebring Quartet
9:55-10:05 A.M.-State FFA Sweetheart-Miss Sallye
McSwain, Arcadia
10:05-10:20 A.M.-Organizing Beef and Swine Judg-
ing Teams
10:20-12:00 P.M.-Judging Contests
1:00- 6:00 P.M.-JAttending Auto Races; visiting Ag-
ricultural and Commercial Exhibits

minutes for general inspection and of-
ficial placing of each of the four entries
in each class. Explicit instruction will
be given group leaders in Tampa before
the judging begins. These instructions
will be followed by all contestants.

Will Your Chapter Receive
The Ford Tractor in 1959 ?
The Mayo FFA Chapter received a new
Ford Tractor in the "Mechanizing Flor-
ida Agricultural Program." Earnest Rev-
els, Ford Tractor Dealer of Winter Hav-
en, made the presentation for the Florida
Ford Tractor Dealers during the "FFA
Day" ceremonies at the Florida State
Fair in Tampa. In the picture above are
representatives of the Chapter present
to receive the award were Bill H. Land,
State FFA Vice-President; Marvin Sul-
livan, W. M. Cothran, Herman Friar,
and Thomas Bell, members and Chair-
man of Lafayette County Board of Pub-
lic Instruction; Curtis Koon, Chapter
President; J. Donald Cates, Principal;
Phil Clark, Superintendent of Public In-
struction; Johns Everett, Chapter Ad-
visor, Chapter Officers, Bobby McCray,
Reporter; Rudolph Dees, Secretary;
Johnny Hewitt, Sentinel. Seated are
Raymond Land, Vice-President, and Ken
Starling, Treasurer.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1959

I'll see you at the... q .



Come for fun! Come for thrills! See this
Great Show Window of The Sunshine State
with elaborate arrays of Florida's fruits and
vegetables; cattle shows and sales; swine,
1 poultry, rabbit and honey shows-plus spe-
cial 4-H, FFA and FHA youth activities.
See magnificent industrial and commer-
cial displays, art and horticultural
A exhibitions, women's exhibits and the 13th
Annual Florida Electrical Exposition.
Action-packed auto races! Thrill shows!
Grandstand attractions! Carnival fun on
the big midway!
Plan several visits to the Florida State
F-ir this year!
The Fair will honor the Future Farmers of Feb. 4-10:00 A.M. Poultry judging-Youth
America and Future Homemakers of America Show.
on Saturday, February 7. Florida's Commis- Feb. 5-Youth Rabbit Show judging.
sioner of Agriculture, The Honorable Nathan Feb. 6-FFA Poultry Team judging.
Mayo, will make his annual awards presenta- Feb. 7-9:00 A.M. FFA Team judging-Dairy,
tion for outstanding achievements in 1958. Beef and Swine. FFA and FHA grand-
Open events include: stand program and achievement awards.
Feb. 3-9:00 A.M. Youth Dairy Cattle Show Feb. 9-9:00 AM. Youth Beef Cattle Show
judging. 10:00 A.M. Youth Egg Show judging.

Ameicaan FuureHoemaces o Amria Sow


The Florida Future Farmer

State Fair Awards
(Continued from page 3)
record in the Dairy Show at the Florida
State Fair.
During the second week, the beef cat-
tle will be on exhibit. The beef cattle
must not be brought to the State Fair
Grounds until after 12:00 noon on Sun-
day, February 8th, and must be in place
not later than midnight, Sunday, Febru-
ary 8th. Award Plaques will be pre-
sented by the State Breders' Associa-
tion as in the past to the FFA member
showing the Champion male and female
of the following breeds: Aberdeen-Angus,
Brahman, Hereford, and Shorthorns.
Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m. Feb. 9.

These animals will be released after
8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14th and
must clear the fair grounds not later
than 8:00 a.m. Sunday, February 15.
The Hillsborough County Cattlemen's
Association will present a trophy to the
outstanding FFA herdsman during Beef
Cattle Week.
The Florida Cattleman magazine will
present a trophy to the top FFA Show-
man during Beef Cattle Week.
Also, many Future Farmers are pre-
paring their fat cattle to show in the
third Florida State Fair Fat Cattle Show.
The Florida Power Corporation pre-
sents a permanent trophy for the best
barrow exhibited by a 4-H or FFA mem-
ber, determined in carcass competition.
The Florida State Poultrymen's Asso-

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ciation will award a trophy to the ex-
hibitor with the best exhibit in the FFA
Division, Youth Poultry Show. An FFA
Poultry Judging Contest will be held
with team awards of $75.00 in cash.
In the Youth Rabbit Show a rotating
trophy will be presented by the Depart-
ment of Agriculture of Florida.
Future Farmer members will be com-
peting for premiums and awards in the
Fat Stock Show and Gain-in-weight Con-
test sponsored by Florida Retail Fed-
eration of the Florida State C. of C.
A new contest for FFA members this
year will be Egg Judging, which along
with the Poultry Judging will be held on
Friday afternoon and night, February 6.

(Continued from page 7)
nize," he said, "the economic value to
Sthe state's livestock industry of having
owners and managers in future years
adequately prepared to recognize and
combat the screwworm menace-
In the meantime, 6,000 sterile screw-
Sworm flies per square mile are being
dispersed weekly over the Broward
county area "hot spot" and program
entomologists expect native fly activity
there to decline soon. Total fly disper-
sals are running around 60 million a
week over nearly 70,000 square miles.

SSears Bull Breeding
Winners Announced
WINNERS N the Sears Roebuck Founda-
tion Improved Breeding Contest, Beef
SCattle, have been announced. Receiving
$200 each toward the purchase of a
registered heifer were: Escambia Farms,
Ft. Meade, Brandon and Sarasota. Oth-
er Chapters winning were Clewiston $50;
Starke $35; Belle Glade $25; Turkey
Creek $15; Campbellton $10 and Kath-
leen $5.

Pinecrest F. F. A. News
The Santa Gertrudis heifers are doing
nicely under the care of Lewis Colding
and Isaac Carlton. Mr. Charles Under-
wood of the Ralston Purina Company
and Mr. Leon Keene of the Thatcher
Ranch have given the boys invaluable
advice and suggestions. These will be ex-
hibited at the Florida State Fair.
E. W. Wansley Jr., a local rancher,
Donated 50 bales of pangola hay for the
feeding of the livestock, with the pro-
Smise of 25 additional bales if needed.
In preparation for intensive work on
the lab-plot, ten tons of dolomite lime-
stone was applied to the crop and pasture
land just before the holidays by the
M & C Spreader Service of Plant City.
The eggplant seed-bed has been giving
some concern. Paul H. Mabry, of Kil-
gore Seed Co. has visited the plot and
recommended measures for disease and
insect control. Damp-off diseases are
being treated with Captan with satisfac-
tory results. Diazinon has given effec-
tive control of leaf-minor.
10 The Florida Future Farmer

Winifred and John Gordon, son Greg,
and J. K. Privett, County Co-ordinator
of Agricultural Education in Polk

FFA Gorden is


AS A FRESHMAN in high school, John
Gordon, Ft. Meade, began taking Voca-
tional Agriculture in 1948. From the
Greenhand Degree, he advanced to re-
ceive the Chapter Farmer and State
Farmer Degrees and became established
in farming.
Starting with a Guernsey heifer, which
was sold to buy a pig and 300 chicks,
he kept re-investing. Eventually, his
labor and investment enabled h;m to
earn not only the State Farmer Degree,
but to win, also, various awards at the
Polk County Youth Show and the Flor-
ida State Fair, and the top State Breed-
ing Award sponsored by the Florida Cat-
tlemen's Association.
After finishing high school, he mar-
ried the Chapter FFA Sweetheart, Wini-
fred McMillan, and now they have a
three year old son, Greg.
Through their combined efforts they
have developed, from land purchased and
inherited, the following: 75 acres of im-
proved pasture; 30 acres of orange groves
(in partnership with his father); 700
acres of range land; 1800 acres of leased
land; 200 head of range cattle, and an
800 tree nursery.
John has been very.careful in purchas-
ing equipment needed on the farm. He
owns a grove tractor, general purpose
tractor, spray wagon, pick-up truck, a
cattle truck, and a T. D. 18 tractor for
clearing land. To run this, he hires an
He plans to set 25 additional acres of
orange trees from his nursery, build a
barn and equipment shed and, in the
spring, to increase his acreage of truck

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The Officers and Advisors
Florida Association Future Farmers of America
Tallahassee. Florida

Tallahassee, Florida
December 22, 1958

Pursuant to your request I have examined the cash records of the Florida Association
Future Farmers of America and present my report as follows:
EXHIBIT A-Balance Sheet at June 30, 1958
EXHIBIT B-Statement of Cash Recipts and Disbursements for the Period July 1, 1957
through June 30, 1958
All recorded cash receipts were traced through the bank by means of original deposit
slips and bank transcripts, and all cancelled checks were inspected for regularity.
The bank account in the Capital City National Bank was satisfactorily reconciled with
statements furnished by the depository. Bank accounts with Leon Federal and Tallahassee
Federal Savings and Loan Associations were verified from bank books.
United States Savings Bonds were not inspected by me at June 30, 1958 but are shown
as part of this report.
Accounts receivable are the result of expenditures made for these funds from the Surplus
Account. Surplus will be reimbursed upon receipt of the pledged funds.
Subject to the foregoing comments, it is my opinion that the attached Balance Sheet
presents fairly the financial position of the Florida Association Future Farmers of America
at June 30, 1958 and the result of its operation for the year then ended.
S /Abner Avirett, Jr., Certified Public Accountant

FFA Membership By Chapters & Districts

DeFuniak Springs
Escambia Farms
Gonzalez (Tate)
Laurel Hill
Ponce de Leon
Poplar Spgs.
Walnut Hill

Grand Ridge
Tallahassee (Leon)
White Springs

Alachua (Santa Fe)
Crescent City
Fort White
Gainesville (Collegiate)
Green Cove Springs
Lake Butler
Lake City (Columbia)
Live Oak (Suwannee)
Live Oak (Williams)
Macclenny (Baker County)
Starke (Bradford)


(1) (2) (3) (4) Bushnell
48 56 46 $5.70 Chiefland
73 80 8 8.00 DeLand
87 78 68 7.80 DeLand, Jr.
72 57 55 Groveland
32 29 1 Kissimmee
53 53 49 5.50 Leesburg
54 55 5.50 New Smyrna Beach
58 60 60 6.00 Ocala
101 85 85 8.50 Ocoee
51 52 51 5.10 Orlando-Boone
95 95 95 Orlando-Boone Pioneers
57 60 55 Orlando-Edgewater
34 31 5 .10 Pierson
73 77 77 9.63 Reddick
41 48 39 4.10 St. Cloud
80 70 62 4.50 Sanford
90 92 Summerfield (Lake Weir)
66 74 1 7.20 Tavares
52 62 9 6.20 Umatilla
56 54 54 Webster
47 47 Wildwood
57 61 57 5.70 Williston
71 79 78 Winter Garden
104 69 69

(1) (2) (3) (4) DISTRICT V
72 52 52
48 48 Auburndale
51 57 57 Bartow
47 29 Bradenton
45 34 31 3.50 Bradenton (Walker Jr.)
41 35 3.50 Brandon
48 48 6 5.00 Brooksville
42 31 3.10 Crystal River
61 52 52 5.10 Dade City
37 39 37 3.70 Fort Meade
54 55 55 5.50 Frostproof
39 32 3.20 Haines City
51 55 55 5.50 Inverness (Citrus)
53 58 58 5.80 Kathleen
29 17 17 1.70 Lake Wales
70 77 77 10.00 Largo
55 55 55 New Port Richey
69 74 8 2.00 Palmetto
47 27 27 2.70 Pinecrest
40 40 35 4.00 Plant City
Plant City, Jr.
Tampa-Franklin Jr.
(1) (2) (3) (4) Tampa-Hillsborough
100 96 91 Turkey Creek
45 46 Wimauma (East Bay)
46 49 41 4.90 Winter Haven
50 45 Zephyrhills
41 45
55 58 55 5.00
77 35
52 42 42
21 21
142 107 104 10.70 DISTRICT VI
52 47
33 38 38 3.70 Arcadia
Belle Glade
51 46 46 4.60 Clewiston
61 71 58 5.00 Fort Myers
110 96 96 Fort Pierce
62 62 62 6.20 Hialeah
54 54 50 5.30 Homestead (S. Dade)
57 62 62 6.20 LaBelle
31 38 38 3.80 Lake Placid
50 53 Miami-Edison
65 F Miami-Jackson
35 37 3.50 Moore Haven
40 48 North Miami
54 55 55 5.50 Okeechobee
(1) (2) (3) (4) Vero Beach
47 49 5.00 Wauchula (Hardee)
77 71 71 7.10 Wauchula (Peace River)

(Column 1) number enrolled in Vocational Agriculture, (Column 2) membership, (Column 3) National Future Farmer Magazine Subscriptions, and
(Column 4) donations to the J. F. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1959

48 38
50 59
46 47
28 28
35 35
92 70
57 60
43 42
60 20
109 109
52 51
88 61
30 30
35 19
34 38
59 59
57 49
57 49
48 54
69 64
77 31
56 27
58 59
53 50
57 58

(1) (2)
43 45
130 98
74 81
82 82
98 92
46 45
60 40
98 93
132 87
68 40
29 29
47 47
105 78
83 83
58 48
38 36
44 48
43 35
39 41
61 64
67 71
59 59
39 39
54 54
70 65
48 50
162 130
62 63
88 77
55 23

(1) (2)
55 56
92 78
73 57
73 78
34 35
38 38
100 100
42 16
55 29
43 43
35 37
38 39
32 32
57 58
41 44
47 47
65 62
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Lubbers Broiler



FRANK A. LUBBERS, 17 year old Senior, is
taking third year Vocational Agriculture
in the Walton County High School at
DeFuniak Springs. He was selected as
the 1959 State Broiler Production Win-
ner of the Southeastern Poultry and
Egg Association Award. He and his
teacher, T. C. Campbell, will attend the
1959 Convention of the Association in
Frank's Supervised Farming Program
also includes beef cattle, home fruit
orchard, improved pasture, pruned pine
trees, concrete construction and repair-
ing buildings. He has 50% interest in
farm buildings, feeder, brooders and
waterers valued, his share, at $4702.50.
He raised 23,400 broilers during the
last year, with a student income of $7,-
008.40, expenses $6,429.26, his 50% of
the profit amounting to $579.10. The
broilers were handled in three batches,
with 96.4% livability, producing a pound
of meat with 2.22 pounds of feed. He
had a $3.26 labor income per 100 broilers.
The financing is carried on a credit
basis. The account is about $700.00 to
start a bunch off with, the rest is settled
at the end of the bunch and all money is
taken off except the $700.00.
The management program consists of:
feeding each morning and filling any
feeders which may not last until the next
feeding, having clean fresh water at all
times, cleaning houses and putting in
fresh litter after each bunch, and culling
all sick chicks at about 2 weeks of age.
All marketing goes through a local
processor, and at the local price.
Safety measures include: having water
available at all points around and in-
side houses, having all electric heating,
keeping grass and weeds cut around
buildings, and keeping a tight wire over
all windows and doors.

Honorary State
Farmers Honored

THE THOR Research Center, with dedi-
cation of trees in their names, honored
the following Honorary State Farmers
from Florida: Governor LeRoy Collins;
U. S. Senators Spessard L. Holland and
George A. Smathers and J. Wayne Reitz,
President of the University of Florida.

Barry Gets Award
A FOUR-YEAR scholarship to the Forestry
School at the University of Florida, valu-
ed at $1000 per year, has been awarded
to Lloyd W. Barry, president of the
Starke FFA Chapter, by the Gair Wood-
land Corporation of Savannah, Georgia.

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Statement required by the Act of August 24, 1912,
is amended by the Acts of March 3, 1933, and
July 2, 1946 (Title 39, United States Code, Sec-
;on 233) showing the ownership, management,
md circulation of The Florida Future Farmer,
published quarterly at Kissimme, Florida for Oc-
:ober 1, 1958.
1. The names and addresses of the publisher,
managing editor, and business managers are: Pub-
lisher Cody Publications, Inc., Box 891, Kissim-
mee, Florida; Editor A. R. Cox, State department
of education, Tallahassee, Florida; Managing edi-
tor George Y. Bast, Jr., Box 891, Kissimmee,
Florida; Business manager Al Cody, Box 891,
Kissimmee, Florida.
2. The owner is: Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America, Tallahassee; Cecil Tindel,
Graceville, Fla.. president; Curtis Koon, Mayo,
Fla., vice president; A. R. Cox, Tallahassee, Fla.,
executive secretary.
3. The known bondholders, mortgagees, and

other security holders owning of holding 1 percent
or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or
other securities are: (if there are none, so state.)
4. Paragraphs 2 and 3 incdule, in cases where
the stockholder or security holder appears upon
other fiduciary relation, the name of the person
the books of the company as trustee or in any
or corporation for whom such trustee is acting;
also the statements in the two paragraphs show
the affiant's full knowledge and belief as to the
circumstances and conditions under which stock-
holders and security holders who do not appear
upon the books of the company as trustees, hold
stock and securities in a capacity other than that
of a bona fide owner.
AL. CODY, business manager
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23rd
day of September, 1958.
My commission expires August 10, 1960

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Presentation of two Duroc gilts by John Davis, President (on the left) and Amos
Dobson, Vice-President (on the right) of the Brandon Lions Club, as a start of a pig
chain for the Brandon FFA Chapter. Jim Blackburn and Ronald Phipps are to
raise the pigs and show them in the Hillsborough County Junior Agricultural Fair.
They are to return to the Chapter one gilt from the first litter, to be given to other
members interested in raising pure bred hogs. Standing: Oscar Lastinger, one of the
Advisors of the Chapter.

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Shows and Fairs
(Continued from page 6)
was placed in the Fair by the Collegiate
FFA Chapter.
In the Sumter All Florida Breeder
Show, the Bartow Judging Team (Gary
Jones, Corky Sutherland, and Tommy
Meeks) won first place. Second and
third, respectively, were won by Mul-
berry and Lakeland.
In the Polk County Youth Fair, Rod-
ney Hill, Lake Wales, sold his Grand
Champion steer weighing 1,115 lbs. to
the Peoples Bank of Auburndale for
$1.80 per pound. Robert Wiley's (Au-
burndale) Reserve Champion steer
weighing 1,035 lbs. was bought by Pub-
lix Markets for 800 per pound.
In the Beef Cattle Judging Contest,
the Lakeland Team (George Clark, Bob-
by Craig, Tommy Cunningham) won
first place. Auburndale and Bartow
placed second and third. In Dairy Cat-
tle, the Lakeland Team (Tom Johnson,
John Sargeant, Robert Hicks) won first;
Lake Wales and Auburndale placed sec-
ond and third.
As A special activity for celebrating
Farm-City Week, the Umatilla Chapter,
FFA, presented a program to the Uma-
tilla Kiwanis Club. After introductory
remarks by Jack Millican, Chapter Ad-
viser, various FFA members spoke of
different aspects of the Chapter's work
and gave brief accounts of their indi-
vidual supervised farming programs.
14 The Florida Future Farmer

The Vocational Agriculture programs are to be seen on Friday morn-
ing, 8:40 to 8:45 on RFD FLORIDA over WFLA-TV, Channel 8, Tampa.
The programs on this station are on a bi-weekly basis. Mardi Lyles, Farm
Service Director, has scheduled the following chapters:
Date (1959) Teacher Place
January 10 ............... Roland V. Hill ......... Tampa-Chamberlain
January 24 .............. Doyle C. Jones .................. Wimauma
February 7 ............... Ray E. Campbell and
W. Floyd Philmon ..............Dade City
February 14 .............. Fat Stock Show
& Sale ............ Florida State Fair, Tampa
March 7 .................. Thomas A. Cochrane &
James W. Spieth ................ Ft. Meade
March 21 .................. R. R Osborne .......... Tampa-Hillsborough
April 4 .................. Chas. H. Williams. ............... Zephyrhills
April 18 ................. Jacques D. Waller ....... Lithia (Pinecrest)
May 2 ................... Wm. B. Howell & Richard L. Gavin.. Lakeland
May 16 .................. John St. Martin, Jr., Elton L. Hinton
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diseases through application of Tri-
Basic Copper Sulfate before fungus

(Nutritional Iron)
A neutral Iron compound containing
30% Iron as metallic. Chelated Iron
10% as metallic-applied to foliage
of plants for correction of Iron de-
(Nutritional Zinc)
Nu-Z contains 52 % metallic zinc...
Can be applied directly to the plant
in spray or dust form... Stimulates
plant growth and corrects zinc de-

Tennessee's Nu-Z, Nu-lron,
Nu-M and Tri-Basic Copper
Sulfate are especially suited
for use in preparing nutri-
tional and fungicidal spray
and dust mixtures.

For Information on These
Nutritional Products, Write,
Wire or Phone Us.


I (A Neutral Copper-
Zinc Fungicide)

For disease control and prevention.
Particularly effective on potatoes.
Also on many vegetable crops.
Cop-O-Zink is excellent for correct-
ing Copper and Zinc deficiencies
and for stimulating plant growth.
Contains 48% Copper and 4%
Zinc. Applied to foliage in spray or
dust form.

(Manganous Oxide)
An extremely effective nutritional
manganese product for correcting
manganese deficiencies due to low
manganese content of the soil...
applied directly to the soil, in mixed
fertilizer and can be applied to
foliage in spray or dust form.

(Nutritional Manganese)
A nutritional manganese compound
to be fed to the plants through di-
rect application in spray or dust
form ... To correct manganese de-
ficiencies and to stimulate healthier
alant growth.

EL i '
The ESsential MINeral ELements Contains Man-
ganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Boron and Magnesium, all
essential to healthy, productive soil. Fruits and vege-
tables rich irn vitamins cannot grow in soil poor in
minerals. For spil application. Es-Min-El in spray or
dust form forl direct application to the plants is also
available. Contains nutritional manganese, Zinc
and Copper.


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