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Title: The Florida future farmer
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SUMMER, 1959

Report of
State Convention
in Daytona



159 Receive State Farmer Degree

159 members of the Florida Association, FFA received the State Farmer Degree at the State Convention in Daytona
Beach. The total labor income of these members from productive enterprises was $235,409.16. Each received at least
$5 from the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company. The best in three districts received $10*, the best in two areas
received $25** and the Star State Farmer received $50*** from them. The State Farmer Keys were presented by
Florida Federation of Production Credit Associations. The three area winners received $75 (**) (***) from the
Chilean Nitrate Education Bureau. Also, the Star State Farmer (***) received $200 from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation.



William Bennit Heaton Allentown
Charles Gillis Kennington Allentown
James Durwood Lewis Allentown
Roland Wilkinson Baker
Clark Reeves Campbellton
James Baxlev Chipley
Glen W. Barber Cottondale
Raymond Syfrett Cottondale
Farrell Taylor Cottondale
John Tharpe Cottondale
Linwood E. Tharpe Cottondale
Major Allen Fowler Graceville
Claude Richard Kirkland Graceville
Frank Peterson Graceville
Gary Harrell Powell Graceville
Bobby Alan Boutwell Jay
Earnest Earl Cartwright Jay
Tharon Douglas Godwin Jay
Jimmy Dale Harris Jay
Tommy Birk Laurel Hill
Johnny Hughie Robinson Malone
Clyde Simpson, Jr. Malone
Ralph Bartley Byrd Marianna
Jerry Glass (*) Marianna
Herman Laramore Marianna
Robert A. Willis Mariana
David Earl Pittman Munson
Wilmer Pittman Munson
Lloyd Ray Stokes Munson
Albert B. Von Axelson, Jr. Munson
Billy C. Gordon Paxton
Donnie Simmons Paxton
Kennith Melvin Brock Vernon
Donald Ray Smith Vernon
Kenneth Fuqua Altha
Lloyd Williams Altha
John Morgan Davis Blountstown
Norval D. Tyre (**) Blountstown
James Franklin Butler Bristol
Levon McCormick Frink
Paul Braswell Greenville
Jerry Perkins Havana
Charles Carter Jasper
Hugh Eddie McLeod Jasper
Lamar Smith Jasper
Johnny Hewitt Mayo
Rudolph D. Dees Mayo
Robert Kennon Buzbee Monticello
Mack Joiner Monticello
Arthur Lvnwood Smith, Jr. Quincy
Jimmy Waddell Quincy
Ronald Griffin Sneads
John Wilson McCallister Sopchoppy
Willie Ray Pigott Sonchoppy
Carl (Pete) Crandell Tallahassee
Charles Lingo Tallahassee
Ira Gene Love Tallahassee
Ray Ulm Tallahassee
Warren C. Harris White Springs
Morris Morgan White Springs
Ted W. Stormant White Springs


Richard Earl Bell
Mason Bass
James Irwin Terry
Bobby Walker
Samuel Johnston Bertha
Thomas Bertha
Johnny Carter
Harold Wayne Whitten
Richard Osburn Tillis
Mellaine Clyatt
Gordon Dale Edenfield
Dick Bass
Alien Wallace Boatright
Wayne Knight
Aaron Donald Tucker
William Francis Ward (**)
Garrett Ellsworth Carroll
Richard Uvon Tucker
George Marvin Brown
Wendell Thomas
Thomas Vernon Holt

Ft. White
Lake Butler
Lake City-Columbia
Live Oak-Suwannee
Live Oak-Suwannee
Live Oak-Suwannee
Live Oak-Suwannee
Live Oak-Suwannee
Live Oak-Williams
Live Oak-Williams
Macclenny (Baker Co.)
Macclenny (Baker Co.)

Grade Age (A) (B)

5 894.35
4 846.17
4 542.61
4 1915.45
5 897.65
4 1002.95
3 1490.44
3 890.67
3 1203.17
3 732.10
3 1309.95
4 580.97
3 1149.63
4 2259.82
3 904.96
3 1598.26
3 2332.23
3 3501.76
3 3149.32
5 2360.00
4 947.21
4 1067.85
4 1289.12
4 1349.66
4 4039.30
3 7765.40
4 673.04
3 607.60
4 1991.80
4 1174.41
5 842.70
5 618.92
3 1186.00
3 505.25

4 538.00
3 606.02
5 629.75
5 7384.43
3 806.90
5 724.49
4 2047.80
4 795.93
3 754.40
4 1414.62
4 2847.81
4 527.00
4 1368.39
3 598.65
3 1121.60
4 1148.85
5 617.81
4 11799.55
4 683.60
5 1984.87
3 549.60
3 633.70
3 646.16
4 852.71
5 638.27
5 845.89
5 756.81

12 18 4 1734.17
12 18 5 589.60
12 18 4 765.17
12 17 4 1549.20
12 17 4 1671.55
out 20 4 601.20
11 17 4 1385.00
12 17 3 1059.00
12 17 3 676.03
11 16 3 617.30
12 18 5 943.40
12 17 4 1185.93
11 17 3 1843.51
12 18 4 4153.16
12 18 4 855.57
12 18 4 4168.60
12 17 4 4201.88
12 17 4 999.63
* 12 18 4 1262.77
12 18 4 616.36
12 18 4 718.93

William Edwin Dampier
DeRitch Green
James Terrell Green


Grade Age (A) (B)
12 17 3 699.97
12 17 3 674.41
12 18 4 1017.31

Bob Chandler Apopka
Kenneth Gordon Etheridge Apopka
John Henry Odom Apopka
Carl Adrian Fussell Bushnell
George Burton Gardner Bushnell
Robert Valentine Bushnell
Wayne Dicks Chiefland
Willman Carroll McElroy Chiefland
John C. Partin Chiefland
Milton McMillon DeLand
James Ronald Story Groveland
Billy Peebles (*) Ocala
Milton Abe Gay Pierson
R. Jack Williams Reddick
Randall Degory Priest Sanford-Seminole
Robert William Teslo Sanford-Seminole
David M. Hipp Williston
George Allen Stephens Williston

Bradley Harrison Crews
Wayne Leopard
Gary Alfred Schaller
Howard H. Brogdon
Percy Tillman Duke, Jr.
Jesse Edward Long
Lewis Edwin Seger
Larry Wayne Twomey
Roy Pope
Miles Keene
Richard Salay
Tommy Watson
Wren Credland
Clifford Carlis Harman
Russell Harvey
Ralph Jackson
Minor S. Jones
Larry Thomas Hall
Thomas Gerald Sherrouse
George E. Clark
Robbie Martin Weeks
Ray A. Kincaid. Jr.
James Edward Davis
Robert Julian Davis
William Jerome Edson
Tommy Fortner (*)
Donald Ray Standley
William Eugene Boyle
Allan Leonard Lippert
Isaac F. Carlton
Johnny Lamar Hunter
Bill Jerkins
Lamar Lindsev
Donald Parrish
Bob Porter, Jr.
David Allen Donaldson
Frederick Earl Lee
Don Wayne Bilbrey
Donnell Wayne Tate

Roger B. Miller
Donald E. Weber
Raymond A. Bullock, Jr.
John D. Samol
Walter D. Butler, Jr.
Paul Steve Konsky, Jr.
Joseph Strano
Alwin Helm
Ronald B. Nelson
Robert Monroe Arnold
Terry Heyns
Dale Cooper
James Hill Albritton
Marvin L. Metheny
Jeff Daughtry (***)
Donald Frierson
Lonnie Edward Johns

Crystal River
Crystal River
Dade City
Ft. Meade
Ft. Meade
Lake Wales
Plant City Sr.
Plant City Jr.
Plant City Jr.
Plant City Jr.
Tampa (Chamberlain)
Turkey Creek
Winter Haven
Winter Haven

Ft. Pierce
Ft. Pierce
Homestead-S. Dade
Homestead-S. Dade
Homestead-S. Dade
North Miami
Wauchula (Hardee)
Wauchula (Hardee)
Walchula (P. River)
Wauchula (P. River)
Wauchula (P. River)


3 766.83
3 652.93
3 1207.81
4 879.52
3 2186.63
3 1304.05
3 832.76
5 2379.31
2 1476.00
5 1112.86
4 1835.28
4 2504.93
3 1018.52
3 945.60
4 630.84
4 866.12
4 1953.25
5 937.60

4 862.00
5 1553.95
3 894.37
5 559.92
3 766.70
5 659.11
5 918.51
5 3975.03
5 984.49
4 2914.91
4 1034.87
3 630.48
4 506.02
4 1488.98
4 1419.13
5 995.42
5 516.20
4 1162.93
5 1570.79
3 1578.79
3 563.12
3 807 07
3 5149.71
4 1624.76
4 1045.92
4 1029.01
3 506.03
5 1679.71
5 869.11
5 1083.37
5 3090.86
4 670.16
4 1047.08
4 1231.55
4 801.60
3 3623.69
4 620.96
3 530.90
4 1748.91

3 773.81
4 1415.59
3 533.89
3 1556.25
4 851.00
3 1031.45
4 1010.21
3 510.05
3 2193.39
5 2163.63
5 1101.55
4 10695.75
4 532.85
3 1100.79
4 3299.96
4 639.71
4 773.73


Column A shows number of years in Vocational Agriculture and Column B the amount of labor income.

By Way of Editorial Comment:

EACH YFAR the National Wildlife Federation, of which the Florida Wildlife Federa-
tion is an affiliate, sponsors a nation-wide conservation program. This program
in 1959 was entitled, "Conservation in the Schools" and started with National Wild-
life Week in March. While Wildlife Week focuses attention to conservation educa-
tion, it is hoped that particular emphasis
can be directed to the subject during all
of 1959 and on into succeeding years.
This subject is of particular importance
because, generally speaking, the resource
conservation concept is not receiving ade-
quate attention in the schools of the
United States.
Conservation is a philosophy-an ap-
proach to life. The conservation concept
calls for the adoption of an attitude of
wise use of natural resources. While .'
some early leaders had this approach,
only in the last few years has the general
public begun to become aware of the
need for abandoning a policy of lavish -
wastefulness of soil, water, woods, and
How can the philosophy of an entire
populace be changed? The most effec-
tive means is by teaching conservation
in the schools. Young people properly
indoctrinated carry the conservation
principles into their adult life.
In turn, many educators in teacher-
training colleges first must be "convert- DR. H. R. WILBER
ed" and sold on the importance of re-
source conservation. Florida is indeed put in a position where his recreational
fortunate in that the Governor has ap- enjoyment could be had only in the use
pointed a state-wide committee for edu- of man-made distractions instead of the
cation concerning conservation of natural use of the recreational pursuits as found
assets and the Chairman of this com- in nature so close to his every day ex-
mittee is Dr. Henry Becker, Head of istence.
the Department of Geography, Florida As civilization continues to encroach
State University. upon this last natural frontier of the
As more and more time becomes avail- United States, let us educate our youth
able to the public for recreational pur- to realize what their losses can be and
suits, I am sure that we will become more make them conscious of life as it must
and more conscious of the value of natu- be lived today in areas where foresight
ral assets. Certainly no man whose edu- and understanding, applicable to that
cation was influenced, as is our F.F.A. portion of life not directly concerned
boys' education, would ever want to be with livelihood, has been forgotten.

T he Cover Presentation of the Star State Farmer Award to Jeff
Daughtry, Peace River-Wauchula. Left to right are: Mr.
and Mrs. Daughtry, Jeff; Mr. Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent Public In-
struction; and Mr. John W. Maddox, Adviser-Peace River; Cecil Tindel, State FFA
President, 1958-59.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XX, No. 3
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879. at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida.

President ......... Randy Kincaid, Lake Wales
1st Vice-President .....Carroll McElroy, Trenton
2nd Vice-President Ronald Nelson, Miami
3rd Vice President. Donnie Simmons, Florala, Ala.
4th Vice-President .... Gene Boyle, Palmetto
5th Vice-President Francis Ward, Live Oak
6th Vice-President ...Wilson McCallister, Panacea
Executive Secretary A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

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 Summer, 1959

Conservation in Our Schools

Florida Wildlife Federation

_. ___

Pictured above receiving the Honorary State Farmer Degree on Wednesday afternoon were: Edwin Browning, Coordinator of
Accreditation Services, State Department of Education, Tallahassee; V. L. DeShazo, Principal, Jasper; Hugh H. Woolly,
Vocational Agriculture Teacher, Graceville High School, Graceville; J. H. Hyatt, Principal, Havana High School, Havana; Dr.
H. R. Wilber, Chairman Awards Committee, Florida Wildlife Federation, DeLand; Edward C. Nail, Principal, Paxton; L. J.
Whitmarsh, Manager, Mid-States Steel & Wire Company, Jacksonville; Henry Gatrell, Swine Breeder, Fairfield; James S.
Wershow, President, Alachua County Farm Bureau, Gainesville; Dr. F. S. Jamison, Vegetable Crops Specialist, Agricultural
Extension Service, University of Florida; Don Wakeman, Professor of Animal Husbandry, College of Agriculture, University
of Florida; Hon. Dewey Johnson, President, Florida State Senate, Quincy; Richard Simpson, Businessman & Farmer, Monti-
cello; Floyd Kay, Executive Secretary, Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, Daytona Beach; W. C. Rhoades, North Florida
Experiment Station, Quincy; E. V. Komarek, Manager, Greenwood Farms, Thomasville, Georgia; John Potter, Agricultural
Engineer, Gulf Power Company, DeFuniak Springs: J. 0. Pearce, Jr., Florida Cattlemen's Association, Okeechobee; not
pictured: Paul C. Aebersold, Secretary-Treasurer, Florida Federation Production Credit Associations, Gainesville.

31st FFA Convention

A RECORD number of Future Farmers,
Advisers and Guests attended the 31st
Annual State Convention and Leader-
ship Conference of the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA in Daytona Beach. Regis-
trations exceeded 900 and crowds in ex-
cess of this number attended many of
the meetings and special events. Presi-
dent Tindel and his fellow officers have
received many messages of congratula-
tions for the fine job done in conducting
the convention. 136 Chapter Advisers
attended and helped to make it an out-
standing convention.
Again, the Princess Issena Hotel and
the Peabody Auditorium were used as
Convention Headquarters. Many guests
were on hand during the week, including
Wm. Paul Gray, National FFA Execu-
tive Secretary, Washington, D. C., Lee
Todd, National FFA Vice-President for
the Southern Region, Bells, Tennessee,
and Arnold Skelton, State FFA Vice-
President from Ten Mile, Tennessee.
They exemplified the theme of the Con-
vention through their leadership in "Fu-
ture Farmers Today-Leaders in Agri-
cultural Science Tomorrow".
THE ROTARY CLUB Program was pre-
sented at the Palmetto Club, with M. C.
Roche in charge. Appearing on the
program were Cecil Tindel, State FFA
President, as speaker, and the Munson
String Band furnishing the music.
REGISTRATION, HOUSING, interviewing of
candidates for state office, the tractor

driving contest; as well as the Judging,
Identification and Grading, and Demon-
stration Contests, had the spotlight dur-
ing the first day. Future Farmers filled
their headquarters, the Princess Issena
Hotel, and many of the surrounding
The Hastings team, composed of Rex
Knorr, Mike Thigpen, and Billy Beach
won the State Judging, Identification,
and Grading Contest.
The three divisional winners in the
Demonstration Contest were as follows:

is History

In Marketing, the Turkey Creek Chapter
team, composed of Jack James and Lest-
er Patrick. The Demonstration was
"Marketing Quality Tomatoes". In Pro-
duction, the Miami-Edison Chapter
team, composed of James Cass and Mike
Michelson. The Demonstration was
"Mulching Vegetables". In the Fertility
Division, the Turkey Creek Chapter
team, composed of Dalton Leighton and
Russell Barnes. The Demonstration was
"Isotopes in Agriculture."
A program was presented at the Lion's

The 1959-60 State FFA Officers and Advisers, left to right, Front row: Randy Kin-
caid, President, Lake Wales; Carroll McElroy, 1st Vice-President, Chiefland; Ronald
Nelson, 2nd V.P., North Miami; Donnie Simmons, 3rd V.P., Paxton; Gene Boyle,
4th V.P., Palmetto; Francis Ward, 5th V.P., Suwannee; Wilson McCallister, 6th
V.P., Sopchoppy. Back row: Advisers J. C. Lane, P. T. Dicks, Perry Sistrunk, John
Baldwin, T. P. Winters; absent, Henry Folsom, and W. E. Whaley.
The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

Club at the Daytona Plaza Hotel, with
Arol Hudson in charge. Cecil Tindel
was the speaker and the White Springs
String Band furnished the music.
T. L. Barrineau was in charge of a
program at the Optimist Club, with
Curtis Koon, State Vice-President as
speaker, and the Turkey Creek String
Band furnishing the music.
The Kiwanis Club Program of the
Halifax Area was given at the Palmetto
Club, with D. A. Storms in charge.
Horace Quincey, State Vice-President
was speaker and the Kissimmee String
Band furnished the music.
R. W. "Duke" Stanley, Circulation
Director, Farm and Ranch Publishing
Company of Nashville, Tennessee, was
a very genial host in welcoming the dele-
gates, advisers and guests to the Dele-
gates and Advisers Dinner which was
given by his Company, at the Princess
Issena Hotel at 5:00 p.m. The very en-
joyable event was attended by over 400
delegates, state officers, members and
friends. Cecil Tindel, State President,
acted as Master of Ceremonies, gave a
short welcome, and introduced his fel-
low State Officers. The Invocation was
given by Horace Quincey, 6th Vice-
President from Trenton. H. E. Wood,
State FFA Adviser, introduced the
guests, and Wm. Paul Gray, National
FFA Executive Secretary, and Dr. Wal-
ter R. Williams, Jr., State Director of
Vocational and Adult Education, were
speakers. Excellent music was furnished
by the Melrose String Band.
THE FIRST General Assembly of all dele-
gates, advisers, and guests, was held in
the Peabody Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The State Officers occupied their re-
spective stations for the official opening
ceremony. State President, Cecil Tindel,
gave a welcome and introduced the other
officers. Horace Quincey, 6th Vice
President, presided. W. T. Loften, As-
sociate Professor Agricultural Education,
University of Florida, Gainesville, and
Richard Kelly, student at the University,
were in charge of the Parliamentary
Procedure Contest. The Judges were:
William Reynolds, Professor of Parlia-
mentary Procedure, University of Flor-
ida, Lee Maxwell, President, Florida
Federation of Fairs, DeLand, and J.
William Cowen, Principal of New Smyr-
na Beach High School.
Chapter teams and members in the
order of their final placings in this con-
test were: 1st, Palatka (Glenn Register,
Gregg Mathews, Jimmy Cutrer, Elmer
Chesser, Gerald Roberts and Charlie Sil-
cox), was awarded $25, a pennant from
the Florida Association, FFA, and a
trophy from the Florida Farm Bureau
Federation by T. K. McClane; 2nd,
Bradenton (Tommy Copeland, Wayne
Stokes, Tim Greenhalgh, Roy Pope, Roy
Routh and Robert Homer), $20; 3rd,
Quincy (John Laslie, Joe Laslie, James
Thompson, Bill Blake, Mike Munroe
and Fain Poppell), $15. Mr. Maxwell
announced the results.
C. M. Lawrence, Supervisor of Agri-
cultural Education for Area III explained
The Florida Future Farmer 5

The 1958-59 State Officers and Parents. Left to right: Mr. and Mrs. Tindel; Mrs.
Koon; Curtis Koon, 1st Vice-President; Mr. Koon; W. O. Beauchamp, 2nd V.P.; Mrs.
Beauchamp; Mrs. Carley, Robert Carley, 3rd V.P.; Mrs. Robert Carley; Darrell
Hobbs, 4th V.P.; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan; Mrs. Quincey; Horace Quincey, 6th V.P.;
Mr. Quincey.

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Front row, 1959-60 State Officers, left to right: Randy Kincaid, President, Lake Wales; Carroll McElroy, 1st Vice President,
Chiefland; Ronald Nelson, 2nd V.P., North Miami; Donnie Simmons, 3rd V.P., Paxton; Gene Boyle, 4th V.P., Palmetto; Francis
Ward, 5th V.P., Suwannee at Live Oak; Wilson McCallister, 6th V.P., Sopchoppy. Second row, 1958-59 State Officers, left to
right: Cecil Tindel, President, Graceville; Curtis Koon, 1st V.P., Mayo; W. O. Beauchamp, Jr., 2nd V.P., Chiefland; Robert P.
Carley, 3rd V.P., Miami-Jackson; Darrell Hobbs, 4th V.P., Paxton; Horace Quincey, 6th V.P., Trenton. Third row: Jackson
Brownlee, President, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, University of Florida; Hon. Doyle Conner, Past State President, 1946-47,
Past National President, 1948-49; Don Adams, Past State President, 1943-44; Earl Haynsworth, Past President, 1939-40; H. E.
Wood, State Adviser, FFA; M. F. Holahan, Manager, International Harvester Co., Jacksonville; State Soil Conservation win-
ners: Robert Julian Davis, Jr., Mulberry, State Winner; Jeff Daughtry, Peace-River-Wauchula, Kenneth Fuqua, Altha, and
Ted Sutherland, Bartow.

the String Band Contest, and Aubrey
Fowler, Manager of North Florida
Production Credit Association, Live Oak,
gave the qualifications of Judges. After
the contest was held, the awards spon-
sored by the Florida Association, FFA
were presented by Mr. Fowler as fol-
lows: Munson, as State Winner (James
Crain, Steve Crain, Jimmy Crain, Maxi-
um Evers, Nickey Walker and Billy Sex-
ton), received $20 and a pennant; Tur-
key Creek as 2nd place winner received
$15; White Springs 3rd place, $10; Mel-
ros 4th place, $5; Arcadia 50th place, $5;
and Kissimmee 6th place, $5. In addition
to the above awards, the State winner
will be awarded by the Stanley Brothers
one of their most recent L.P. Albums
of Country Music by King Recording
Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, auto-
graphed by Carter and Ralph Stanley,
and tne new release of the E. P. Album.
They also will be invited to appear with
the Stanley Brothers in the near future
on their regular Saturday evening TV
Show on Channel 4, WJXT in Jackson-
ville, and with the Stanley Brothers on
the Suwannee River Jamboree in Live
Oak. The 2nd place winners will receive
one of the L.P. Albums autographed
and be invited to appear on the Suwan-
nee River Jamboree in Live Oak. The
3rd place winners will receive the E. P.
Album. The Judges in the String Band
Contest were Aubrey Fowler, Bill Nap-
ier, Mandolinist for the Stanley Broth-
ers, and Ralph Lougee, Daytona Beach.
Jack Peters, Manager, Shippers and
Membership Division of the Florida

Fruit and Vegetable Association, Or-
lando, presented the awards in the Con-
tests sponsored by the Florida Fruit and
Vegetable Association. These contests
were conducted under the guidance of
Bruce Barmby, Ass't. Vegetable Crops
Specialist, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville. Judges in the contest were T J.
Hughes, Agricultural News Editor, Flor-
ida Grower and Rancher, Tampa;
Holmes Melton, businessman from Mayo,
and Don Adams, Director of Agricultu-
ral Development, Florida Power and
Light Company, Palatka. The Judging,
Grading and Identification team from
Hastings composed of Rex Knorr, Mike
Thigpen, and Billy Beach, was State
winner and will represent Florida in the
National Junior Vegetable Growers Con-

vention in Washington, D. C., next De-
cember. The expenses will be paid by
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association.
Other winners in their respective order
were: Miami-Edison, Lakeland Turkey
Creek, Winter Haven, Santa Fe at Ala-
chua, Auburndale, Bushnell, Haines City
and Wauchula (Hardee).
In the Demonstration Contest the
State Award was presented to the Tur-
key Creek Chapter team composed of
Jack James and Lester Patrick. The
title of the Demonstration was "Mar-
keting Quality Tomatoes". They were
the Marketing Division winner. The
other Division winners were: Production
winner, Miami-Edison team, composed of
James Cass and Mike Michelson. Title
of Demonstration, "Mulching Vegeta-

The President's Message

NEVER BEFORE has there been a higher honor bestowed upon me than being
elected your 1959-60 State President. I certainly want to thank you, the
delegates, who elected me to this highly cherished office.
We are now at the start of another year for our Florida Association of
the F.F.A., and we will be depending on the cooperation of each of you, as
Future Farmers, for a most successful year. With the help of the other
state officers and my adult advisers, I promise that I will strive to lead you,
the members, "into the glorious sunlight of brotherhood and cooperation."
Leaders in the past have built one of the best state associations in our
National Organization. May we all work hard in order that we too can
do our part in raising these already high standards.
Randy Kincaid

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

bles". Winning the Fertility Division
was the Turkey Creek Chapter team
composed of Dalton Leighton and Rus-
sel Barnes. Title of Demonstration was
"Isotopes in Agriculture."
T. E. Hancock, Ass't. General Sales
Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany, presented the following awards to
winners of the Tractor Driving Contest,
which was sponsored by his company:
A 21 jewel wrist watch, and a pennant
for the chapter, to Tommy Thomas of
Tallahassee; a 17 jewel watch to Robert
Williams of Bradenton as second place
winner; and $25 Savings Bonds to the
following in their respective placings-
George Lee, Reddick; Larry Gordon, Ft.
Pierce; Roland Wilkinson, Baker and I.
J. Philman, Bell. T. E. Hancock,
Clarence Rogers, University of Florida,
and D. M. Castator, Zone Manager, In-
ternational Harvester Company, were the
Judges. The tractors were furnished by
the Ford Tractor Dealer in DeLand and
the John Deere Tractor Co. in Ocala.
The trailer was furnished by the Jim
Tew Service Station, Daytona Beach;
and G. C. Norman, Program Specialist
for Agricultural Education, made ar-
rangements for the course.
J. O. Pearce, past President of the
Florida Cattlemen's Association, pre-
sented the awards sponsored by the As-
sociation. Robert Willis of the Marian-
na Chapter, as state winner of the Beef
Breeding Award received $100 on the
purchase of a pure-bred registered ani-
mal of the breed desired. Other winners
-Jimmy Davis, Mulberry; Bradley
Crews, Auburndale; Ted Sutherland and
Gary Jones, Bartow, and Larry Steph-
ens, Peace River Chapter at Wauchula,
respectively, each received $15 to help
defray their expenses in attending the
State Convention. The state winner of
the Feeder Steer Award, George E.
Clark of Lakeland, was presented $100
to apply on expenses for him and one of
his advisers to attend the National Con-

Cecil Tindel, 1958-59 State FFA Presi-
dent, presenting Mrs. R. A. Miessen and
Mrs. H. E. Wood with the Certificate of

Mr. Stanley A. Taylor, President of the Florida Bank and Trust Company, Daytona
Beach, presenting the Banker's Scholarships to Garrett Ellsworth Carroll, Williams-
Live Oak; Paul Braswell, Greenville; Billy Peebles, Ocala; and Tommy Fortner, Mul-
berry. Back row are their advisers, Leverne Porter, Herman Melvin, Marion Roche,
and Eugene Doss.

vention in Kansas City, Missouri, in
October, 1959. Other winners, each of
whom received $15 to help defray their
expenses to the State Convention, were
as follows: Murray Teuton, Gainesville;
Robert Wiley, Auburndale; Larry Ed-
wards, Quincy; Bobby Lowery, DeLand
and Barney Fewox, Mulberry.
At this time some guests were intro-
duced and announcements made.
The Farm Safety Awards, a $100
check and certificate from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation were
presented to the Mulberry Chapter by
R. A. Miessen, Assistant to the Division
Manager, Standard Oil Company, Jack-
sonville. Monty Koon accepted the a-
ward. Other awards presented by Mr.
Miessen on behalf of the Standard Oil
Company were: $50 to the South Dade
Chapter at Homestead; $25 to Quincy;
$20 to Bartow; $15 to Crystal River, and
$10 to DeLand, Senior.
Horace Quincey then returned the
gavel to the State President for the
Closing Ceremony and Adjournment.
THE TURKEY CREEK String Band, second
place winner in the state contest, enter-
tained the delegates and guests with
some very fine music. The members of
the band were introduced by Chuck
McIntosh. The Devotional was given
by Reverend Bob McGee of the Douglas
Park Baptist Church, and D. A. Storms,
County Coordinator of Agricultural Edu-
cation, Plant City, led the group singing.
The 31st Annual State Convention
then opened officially with State Presi-
dent, Cecil Tindel, presiding. The offi-
cers occupied their respective stations
for the official opening ceremony, after
which H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser,
and the State Officers were introduced.
George Clark from the Lakeland
Chapter gave a memorial to our de-
ceased 5th Vice-President, Keyland
In the absence of Mayor Owen Eu-
bank, Richard Livingston, President of
the Daytona Beach Chamber of Com-
merce extended a most hearty welcome
to the Florida Future Farmers and wish-

ed for them a very successful convention.
He also expressed the hope that they
would return to Daytona Beach next
year for their convention. John H.
Smiley, Volusia County Superintendent
of Public Instruction, extended greetings
and best wishes to the Future Farmers.
The roll call of delegates by districts
was made by the State vice-presidents,
and the entire delegation was seated.
Special recognition was given to our new
chapters, as follows: DeLand, Junior,
New Smyrna Beach, haines City, New
Port Richey, and Peace River of Wau-
After being introduced by Curtis
Koon, 1st Vice-President, Cecil Tindel
gave the State President's Message.
The minutes of the 30th Annual Con-
vention were read by W. O. Beauchamp,
Jr., 2nd Vice-President, and approved.
The State Forestry Contest Awards,
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Company, were presented by
R. N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent,
Richmond, Va. Kenneth Tanner of Cal-
lahan, as State Winner received $225,
and his adviser, Herman Hendricks re-
ceived $125 to help cover their expenses
in attending the National FFA Conven-
tion in Kansas City in October. Second
place and $50 went to MacArthur Burn-
sed, Macclenny; third place and $30
went to David King, Jasper; and fourth
place and $20 to Grover Penton, Allen-
The State Champion Munson String
Band furnished some very good music
at this time.
Wm. Paul Gray, National FFA Execu-
tive Secretary from Washington, D. C.,
was introduced at this time and addres-
sed the delegation.
W. O. Beauchamp, Jr., read the names
of those recommended to receive the
Honorary State Farmer Degree during
the Convention and they were approved.
He then presented the nominating com-
mittee's selection for State President,
Randy Kincaid of Lake Wales, who was
approved, and nominations were received
from the floor for Jeff Daughtry, Peace
River at Wauchula; Gene Boyle, Palmet-
to; Kenneth Fuqua, Altha; Wayne Leo-

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

Carol Long, Orlando-Edgewater, was crowned1959-60 State Sweetheart by the 1958-59 Sweetheart, Sallye McSwain, Arcadia.
Mr. James E. Gorman, Managing Director, Florida Retail Federation, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville, is shown
presenting the trophy and pennant from the Florida Association, FFA. The cash awards were sponsored by the Belk-Lindsey
Stores of Florida. Left to right are: Ellen Whigham, Marianna; Judy Woodward, Quincy; Inez Browning, Palatha; Sallye;
Carol; Carol France, Dade City: Frances Fontaine, Belle Glade; and Mr. Gorman.

pard, Auburndale; John Samol, Hialeah;
and Marvin Brown, Macclenny. The
candidates each gave a short talk and
the meeting adjourned with the official
closing ceremony.
Two special luncheons were held at
11:45 a.m. at the Princess Issena Hotel.
One was for the Farm Safety Winners
(Chapter Advisers and Chairmen of the
Committees) as guests of the Standard
Oil Company of Kentucky, with R. A.
Miessen as host. The other was for the
District Sweethearts and their chaper-
ones as guests of the Craig Hotels, with
John E. Leonard, Manager, and Miss
Fran Cuthbertson, Sales Director, as
host and hostess.
The Civitan Club Program was pre-
sented at Morrison's Imperial House.
W. T. Loften had charge of the program,
with James Quincey, past National Vice-
President as speaker.
The Daytona Beach Kiwanis Club
Program was presented at the Peninsu-
lar Club, with Jack Millican handling
the program. The Arcadia String Band
furnished music and Wm. Paul Gray
was speaker.
THE WEDNESDAY afternoon session was
called to order by the President and
opened with the official ceremony.
C. M. Lawrence introduced the Judges
for the Harmonica Contest as follows:
Aubrey Fowler, Wayne Fowler, and
Ralph Lougee.
Aubrey Fowler announced the results
in the Harmonica Contest and presented
the awards to the following in their order
of placing: Harry Samol, Hialeah-$10
and a pennant; Hal Dolan, Havana-$8;
Joseph T. Cannon, Branford-$7; Rich-
ard Wilson, Auburndale-$5; Larry Cren-
shaw, Wildwood-$5; and N. B. Pettis,
R. S. Maddox, Regional Manager,
Public Relations Staff, General Motors,
Atlanta, Georgia, addressed the dele-
gation at this time on "Traffic Safety."

E. V. Komarek, Manager of the Green-
wood Farms, Thomasville, Georgia, pre-
sented the Corn Production awards
sponsored by his company, to the follow-
ing: Escambia Farms-$100 as State win-
ner. The other winners in their order
of placing were: Ponce DeLeon-$60;
Lee-$40; and Vernon-$25.
James Larry Jordon of Ft. Pierce was
presented a certificate and check for
$100 from the Future Farmers of Ameri-
ca Foundation and a $100 Savings Bond
from the Florida Ford Tractor Company,
as State winner of the Farm Mechanics
Award, by T. E. Hancock, Ass't. General
Sales Manager, Jacksonville. To each
of the District winners, he presented $50
Savings Bonds also from his company:
I-Jimmy Mason, Walnut Hill; II-Don
Nicholson, Quincy; III-Francis Ward,
Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak; IV-
Jack Williams, Reddick; V-Robert
Julian Davis, Mulberry; VI-Donald F.
Davis, Jr., South Dade at Homestead.
35 County Winners each received a $25
Savings Bond from their local Ford
Tractor Dealer.
Horace Quincey, 6th Vice-President,
gave introductory remarks regarding the
candidates for Honorary State Farmer
Degree, after which the State Officers
awarded the Degree to the following:
Edwin Browning, Coordinator of Ac-
creditation Services, State Department
of Education, Tallahassee; V. L. De-
Shazo, Principal of Jasper High School,
Jasper; J. H. Hyatt, Principal of Havana
High School, Havana; Edward C. Nail,
Principal of Paxton High School, Pax-
ton; Henry Gatrell, Swine Breeder, Fair-
field; Dr. F. S. Jamison, Vegetable Crops
Specialist, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville; Honorable Dewey Johnson, Presi-
dent, Florida State Senate, Quincy;
Floyd Kay, Executive Secretary, Day-
tona Beach Chamber of Commerce; E.
V. Komarek, Manager, Greenwood
Farms, Thomasville, Ga., J. O. Pearce,
Jr., Florida Cattleman's Association,
Okeechobee; John Potter, Agricultural

Engineer, Gulf Power Company, De-
Funiak Springs; W. C. Rhoades, Head
of North Florida Experiment Station,
Quincy; Richard Simpson, Businessman
and Farmer, Monticello; Don Wakeman,
Professor of Animal Husbandry; Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville; James S.
Wershow, President, Alachua County
Farm Bureau, Gainesville; L. J. Whit-
marsh, Manager, Mid-States Steel &
Wire Company, Jacksonville; Dr. H. R.
Wilber, Chairman, Awards Committee,
Florida Wildlife Federation, DeLand;
and Hugh Woolley, Teacher of Vocation-
al Agriculture, Graceville. Honorable
Dewey Johnson responded with remarks
for the entire group, at this time.
Others receiving the Honorary Degree
during the year were: Senator L. K. Ed-
wards, Irvine, at the Southeastern Live-
stock Show at Ocala; Honorable Wm. C.
Cramer, Congressman, George Harvey,
Manager Tampa Tribune, WFLA-TV,
Tampa, Roy Rogers, Beverly Hills, Cali-
fornia, Ralph Sumner, Illinois Grain
Company, Tampa, and Gilbert Tucker,
Manager, A. Duda and Sons Ranch, Co-
coa, at the Florida State Fair, in Tampa.
After some announcements were made,
the committees received their assign-
ments and recessed for meetings in Sea-
breeze High School and in Peabody Au-
The sessions closed with the official
ceremony for the annual fish fry spon-
sored by the Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany. Over seven hundred Future
Farmers, advisers and guests met on the
beach at "Beach Rest," at 5:30 p.m., for
the fish fry, which was thoroughly en-
joyed by everyone present.
AT 8:00 P.M., a special talent program
arranged by D. A. Storms, Sr., was pre-
sented in the Band Shell on the beach,
with over 3,000 Future Farmers and
guests in attendance. Bill Gunter, past
State Vice-President and National Presi-
dent was Master of Ceremonies for a

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

full and very entertaining program.
Special guests were introduced, and the
Turkey Creek and Munson String Bands
played; Chuck McIntosh of Turkey
Creek and Inez Browning, District FFA
Sweetheart of Palatka furnished piano
music; the Munson and Turkey Creek
Quartets sang; Elbert Hersey of Brad-
ford FFA Chapter at Starke sang, ac-
companied by guitar; Carol France, Dis-
trict FFA Sweetheart from Dade City
entertained with Baton Twirling; Hal
Dolan from Havana gave selections on
the Harmonica; Carole Ferlita of Hills-
borough FFA, Agnes Robinson and Grey
Robinson of Kathleen gave vocal selec-
tions; Judy Woodward, District FFA
Sweetheart from Quincy entertained
with acrobatics; Sallye McSwain, 1958-
59 State Sweetheart, entertained with
piano and vocal selections: and District
Sweethearts Carol Long, Orlando-Edge-
water, Frances Fontaine. Belle Glade
and Ellen Whigham, Marianna, sang.
The Program closed with the unfurl-
ing of the Flag and the audience singing
the Star Spangled Banner.
University o f Florida, sponsored a
breakfast at the Princess Issena Hotel,
at 7:00 a.m. for all State Farmer Candi-
dates planning to attend College. T. L.
Barrineau, Supervisor of Agricultural
Education in Area I had charge of the
program. Terry McDavid, past State
Vice-President and now a student at
the University of Florida, acted as Toast-
master. Special music was furnished
by the Turkey Creek String Band and
The fourth session opened with special
music by Hal Dolan. Havana, second
place winner in the Harmonica Contest,
and the fourth session of the convention
opened with the devotional service given
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Cecil Tindel, 1958-59 State President,
presenting Dean R. C. Beaty, Student
Personnel, University of Florida, with a
special award in appreciation of his
counsel and help to students regard-
ing personal, financial and scholastic
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Cecil Tindel. State FFA President, addressing the group at the Mid-States Steel and
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From left to right, pictures show John H. Smiley, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Volusia County, DeLand, greeting the
delegation. Richard Livingston, President of Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, extending a welcome to the Future
Farmers of Florida, at their 31st Annual State FFA Convention. Arnold Shelton, Vice-President Tennessee Association,
from Ten Mile, Tennessee, addressing the delegation. Billy Gunter, Past National President, FFA, as Master of Ceremonies
at the Band Shell Program Wednesday night. Lee Todd, National Vice-President, Bells, Tennessee, honor guest at the
Convention, addressing the delegation.

by Rev. Rankin L. Shrewsbury of the
First Congregational Church. President
Tindel called the meeting to order with
the official opening ceremony, and Dr.
E. W. Garris, Head Teacher-Trainer of
Agricultural Education at the University
of Florida, Gainesville, gave the State
Highlights for 1958-59. (Copies of this
report are being distributed at the July
1959 Vocational Agricultural Teachers
Robert Carley presented the Treasur-
er's report for the year 1958-59, which
was approved by the delegates.
At this time the State President in-
troduced the Division Winners in the
Demonstration Contest, who gave a
summary of their demonstrations.
Harry Samol, Hialeah, State Champ-
ion Harmonica player gave a few selec-
The Annual Accomplishment Report
of the Florida Association, FFA for 1958-
59 was given by Darrel Hobbs, 4th Vice-
President. The report was approved by
the delegates.
President Tindel read letters of con-
gratulations and best wishes from Hon-
orable LeRoy Collins, Governor, Honor-
able Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of
Agriculture, and a telegram from R. L.
Hendershott, Director of the Clearwater
Convention Bureau.
Richard F. Kelly, former member of
the Inverness Chapter, and Wm. H.
Humphreys, former member of the
Miami-Jackson Chapter, now seniors at
the University of Florida, were present-
ed a $100 J. F. Williams Memorial Scho-
larship by H. E. Wood, State FFA Ad-
viser. Kelly and Humphreys are both
planning to accept employment as teach-
ers of vocational agriculture in Florida.
Curtis Koon, 1st Vice-President, in-
troduced Melvin Vernon, Jr., Tampa-
Hillsborough, 1958 American Farmer,
and the following 1959 American Farmer
applicants who were present: Ronald
Wetherington, Turkey Creek; Grey Rob-
inson, Kathleen; and Charles Schack,
Lamar Hayes, Paxton Chapter, moved
that the Committee Report dealing with
the Chapter Program of Work be refer-

red to the 1959-60 State Officers at their
meeting in July. The motion was sec-
onded by Thomas Vickers of Greenville
and carried.
The following past State Officers were
introduced and made remarks at this
time: Jackson Brownlee, Trenton; Rich-
ard Kelly, Inverness; and James Quin-
cey, Trenton.
For the past several years the Florida
Association, FFA has invited the State
Presidents from all FFA State Associa-
tions in the Southern Region, as well as
Presidents of other youth organizations
in Florida, to attend their State Con-
vention. Those present this year were
Lee Todd, National Vice-President from
Bells, Tennessee, and Arnold Skelton,
Vice-President from Ten Mile, Tennes-
see. At this time Arnold Skelton spoke
to the delegation.
The 1958 State Farmer Candidates
were guests of Sam Kelly, President of
the Loncala Phosphate Company, High
Springs, at a luncheon at the Princess
Issena Hotel. Perry Sistrunk had charge
of the program and the Munson String
Band and Quartet furnished the music.
C. M. Lawrence was presented an Ad-
viser's Jacket by the State Officers at
this time.
THE FIFTH session was called to order
by the President. At this time Lee Todd,
National Vice-President from Bells, Ten-
nessee, addressed the delegation. Then,
election and initiation of candidates for
State Farmer Degree by the State Offi-
cers was held. The degree was confer-
red on 159 Future Farmers (This listing
is given on page 2). The Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company of Crawfords-
ville, Indiana and Jacksonville, Florida,
sponsored awards of $5 each for members
receiving the State Farmer Degree, with
$10 going to the three top District Win-
ners, $25 to the two top Area Winners,
and $50 to the Star State Farmer. H.
E. Nickloy, Advertising Manager, of
Crawfordsville, and Jack Salt, represen-
tative from Gainesville, presented the
The Florida Federation of Production

Credit Associations presented a State
Farmer Key to each member receiving
the Degree. A. T. Race, Director of the
Production Credit Association from Win-
ter Haven, and Paul C. Aebersold, Sec-
retary-Treasurer of the Florida Federa-
tion, Gainesville, presented the keys.
President Cecil Tindel then conferred
the Honorary State Farmer Degree on
Mr. Aebersold, as he was unable to be
present on Wednesday afternoon.
The seven candidates for 1959-60 State
President were given two minutes each
to present their qualifications prior to
the balloting for President. Randy Kin-
caid of Lake Wales and Jeff Daughtry
of Peace River Chapter at Wauchula
were the two high candidates and in the
"Pass-the-chicken, Pappy" Awards,
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Found-


Carol Long, Orlando-Edgewater, 1959-
60 State FFA Sweetheart, Sallye Mc-
Swain, Arcadia, 1958-59 State FFA

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

Pictured above are the 1959 State Farmer

ation, were presented to 18 Chapters by
Virgil Milton, Assistant Manager of the
Sears Roebuck Store at Daytona Beach.
First place winner in each district re-
ceived $25, second place winner $15 and
third place winner $10. Those who re-
ceived awards by District in order of
placing were as follows: I-Vernon, Pop-
lar Springs, Marianna; II-Quincy, Tal-
lahassee, Grand Ridge; III-(Baker
County) Macclenny, Baldwin, (Lake
Weir) Summerfield; IV-St. Cloud,
Bushnell, Chiefland; V-Bartow, Mulber-
ry, Palmetto; VI-(Peace River) Wau-
chula, (Hardee) Wauchula, Sebring.
Graceville, (Leon) Tallahassee, Bell,
Ocala, Mulberry, and (South Dade)
Homestead were presented bronze
plaques with their Chapter name en-
graved on them, as well as $100, as dis-
trict winners in the chapter cooperative
leadership contest. The checks to the
chapters in Districts I through IV were
from the Cotton Producers Association,
a large Farm Supply and marketing Co-
operative, which has branch stores
known as Farmers Mutual Exchanges
located at various points in North Flori-
da. Rosser Waller, District Mgr. of the
Cotton Producers Association, Gaines-
ville, presented these checks. Checks
for Districts V and VI were furnished
by the Florida Council of Farmer Coop-
eratives, and were presented by A. H.
Whitmore, Secretary of the Florida
Council, Orlando, assisted by Aubrey
Fowler, past President of the Florida
Council, Live Oak, J. E. Dukes, Chair-
man of the Youth Committee of the
Florida Council, Palatka, and Dr. E. W.
Cake, Marketing Economist, Agricultu-
ral Extension Service, University of
Florida, Gainesville. The South Dade
Chapter at Homestead as top Chapter
in the State, was presented a plaque and
check from the Council for $500, to help
defray expenses for at least one carload
of its members and advisers to the an-
nual meeting of the American Institute
of Cooperation at the University of Illi-

Degree Candidates at the 31st Annual State FFA Convention at Daytona Beach.

nois, Urbana, Illinois, August 9-13. For
the South Dade Chapter this year's
honor is a repeat performance, as this
same chapter was State Winner three
years ago and went on to become the
Southeast regional winner in the Nation-
al Cooperative Activity Contest the same
year. If they should become the South-
east Regional Winner again this year,
the Chapter will receive another $500
from the American Institute of Coopera-
tion, as additional expense money for
attending its meeting. In that case, the
chapter would take two carloads of boys
to the meeting.
The meeting adjourned with the offi-
cial closing ceremony.
A PROGRAM was given at the Daytona
Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce
meeting at the Ridgewood Grill, with the
Arcadia String Band furnishing the
music and Sallye McSwain, 1958-59
State FFA Sweetheart giving some vocal
The sixth session of the Convention
was called to order by the President,
after several selections by the Munson
String Band. W. O. Beauchamp, Jr.,
2nd Vice-President was introduced as
Master of Ceremonies for the session,
after the official ceremony.
W. T. Loften explained the procedure
for the Public Speaking Contest and in-
troduced the following Judges: Dr.
Leland L. Zimmerman, Ass't Professor
of Speech, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville; R. C. Beaty, Dean of Student Per-
sonnel, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville, and Jesse L. Hammett, State Di-
rector, Soil Conservation Service, Gaines-
In the absence of Colin Lindsey, Man-
ager of the Belk-Lindsey Stores, Tampa,
R. S. Maddox, Regional Manager, Public
Relations Staff, General Motors, Atlanta,
Ga., presented the awards. The Future
Farmers of America Foundation certifi-
(Continued on page 14)

E. V. Komarek, Manager of Greenwood
Farms, Thomasville, Georgia, presenting
the Corn Production Awards to a rep-
resentative of the Escambia Farms
Chapter-State Winner.

h ;rn

R. S. Maddox, Regional Manager, Public
Relations Staff, General Motors, Atlanta,
Georgia, addressing the delegation on
Traffic Safety.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

RANDY KINCAID, a recent graduate of the
Lake Wales High School, and a member
of the FFA Chapter, is the newly elected
President of the Florida Association. He
is 17 years old and the son of Mrs. Alli-
son Perry, Jr.
Randy has been parliamentarian, re-
porter and president of his chapter, dele-
gate and representative to the State and
National Conventions, participant in
public speaking, Youth Fair, chapter
banquets and leadership schools. He is
a member of the Key Club, Latin Club,
Student Council, and President of the
Methodist Youth Fellowship.
His Farming Program consisted of one
steer, 5 beef breeding animals, 15 dairy
calves, 4 hogs for meat and 1/4 acre of

1st Vice-President
CARROLL MCELROY, recently elected 1st
Vice-President representing District IV,
is a member of the Chiefland Chapter.
He is 18 years old and the son of Mrs.
Ethel McElroy.
During the last year he had 4 hogs for
meat, 2 steers, 5 acres corn and 20 acres
Carroll has been Secretary, Vice-Presi-
dent and President of his Chapter, dele-
gate to the State Convention, participant
in public speaking contest, member and
chairman of many of the program of
work committees. He was President of
his Junior and Senior Class, Student
Council and Beta Club, and Secretary
of his Sunday School Class for three

2nd Vice-President
RECENTLY ELECTED 2nd Vice-President,
Ronald Nelson, representing District VI,
is a member of the North Miami Chap-
ter. Ronald is 18 years old and is the
son of Mrs. Violet Nelson. He is kept
quite busy with his 10,000 nursery plants,
along with working as an assistant
He has served as Sentinel and Presi-
dent of his Chapter, delegate to the
State Convention, member of the Cour-
tesy Corps at the National Convention,
Chairman of many committees in his
Chapter, Co-chairman of the Dade
County Youth Fair, Officer in the
League of his Church and a member of
the school football team.

3rd Vice-President
REPRESENTING THE Florida Association,
FFA as 3rd Vice-President during the
coming year, is Donnie Simmons of the
Paxton Chapter, representing District I.
Donnie is 17 years old and the son of
Mrs. Mary Alice Simmons.
His project program this last year in-
cluded 7 steers, 20 acres of corn, 1/2
acre of truck crops and 1/2 interest in
500 hogs for meat.
He served as President of his local
chapter, Chairman of several committees
of the Program of Work, delegate to the
State Convention, and participated in
many of the contests, such as Public
Speaking and Parliamentary Procedure.
He served as Secretary and Treasurer
of many of his classes in high school,
Vice-President of the Math Club, Re-
porter of the Student Council and a
member of the Beta Club.

4th Vice-President
GENE BOYLE of the Palmetto Chapter is
the newly elected 4th Vice-President
representing District V. He is 17 years
old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Gene's farming program includes 6,000
ornamentals of his own and 1/2 interest
in 100,000.
He served as President of his chapter
and delegate to the State Convention
for 4 years; Toastmaster at chapter ban-
quets; participated in Public Speaking
and Parliamentary Procedure, Secretary
and President of his Youth Fellowship,
Secretary of the DeMolay Chapter, and
a member of the Student Council.

5th Vice-President
REPRESENTING THE Florida Association,
FFA as 5th Vice President during the
coming year is Francis Ward, who lives
on a general type farm in Suwannee
County. Francis is 18 years old and a
graduate of the Suwannee High School
in Live Oak. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. M. Ward.
At the State Convention, he was also
honored by being acclaimed the top Dis-
trict and Area Star Farmer and received
$25 from Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company, and $75 from Chilean Nitrate
Educational Bureau.
Francis' supervised farming program
last year consisted of 100% ownership of
5 acres of watermelons, 100 acres of
corn, 1 acre of tobacco, 100 acres of in-

digo, 4 steers, 20 head of hogs, one beef
cow, 4 dairy cows and 1 acre of peanuts.
He served as President of his local
chapter for two years. He also repre-
sented the chapter in various contests
and activities, such as Judging Teams,
Parliamentary Procedure, State and Na-
tional Convention, Forestry School, and
chairman of many of the Program of
Work Committees. He was Secretary,
Vice-President and President of his Sun-
day School Class, and Parliamentarian
of the Senior Class.

6th Vice-President
WILSON MCCALLSTER, who will be a
senior in the Sopchoppy High School
next year, is the newly elected 6th Vice-
President representing District II. He
is 16 years old and the son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. McCallister.
His farming program included 2 sows,
4 hogs for meat, 1/2 acre of general
truck crops and 20 head of turkeys.
Wilson served two years as President
of his local chapter and delegate to the
State Convention. His participation in
chapter activities included Public Speak-
ing, Toastmaster at banquets, chairman
of many contests, judging teams and his
chapter pig chain. He has been Presi-
dent of the Beta Club for two years, a
member of the Student Council, basket-
ball and baseball teams.

Mr. H. E. Wood, State Adviser, Florida
Association FFA, presenting Richard
Kelly and William H. Humphreys, sen-
iors at the University of Florida with
$100 J. F. Williams Memorial Scholar-

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

1959-60 Officers

Lake Wales Chapter

Sponsored by
Billard & Sproll, Inc.
Citrus Grove Ser% ice
Lake Wales

2nd Vice-President
North Miami Chapter

Sponsored by
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Miami Division

of the
are honored by

Fourth Vice-President
Palmetto Chapter
Sponsored by
Kilgore Seed Co.
Southern Agricultural
Insecticides, Inc.

First Vice-President
Chiefland Chapter
Sponsored by
Beauchamp Hardware &
Furniture Co.
Levy County State Bank

Fifth Vice-President
Suwannee Chapter
Sponsored by
North Florida Production
Credit Association
Aubrey Fowler, Secretary-Treasurer
-Counties Served-
Columbia Hamilton Suwannee
LaFavette Live Oak. Florida

Third Vice-President
Paxton Chapter

Sponsored by
Zorn Gin And Peanut Co.
Florala, Alabama

Sixth Vice-President
Sopehoppy Chapter

Sponsored by
Subler & Johnsoni
Purina Chows
John Deere Equipment

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

(Continued from page 11)
cate and check for $100 and a pennant
went to first place winner Charles
"Chucky" Beck of Chiefland; and a-
wards sponsored by Belk-Lindsey Stores
to Howard Barnes of Pinecrest-$25 as
second place winner, and Victor Butler
of Havana-$20 as third place winner.
The titles of their speeches in their re-
spective placings were: "Conserving Flor-
ida's Wildlife Through Soil Conservation
Districts", "The Place of Vocational Ag-
riculture in Our Course of Study", and
"From the Dust of the Earth", The
state winner in this contest will repre-
sent Florida in August in the Tri-State



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Public Speaking Contest to be held at the
Georgia FFA Camp.
C. M. Lawrence explained the State
Quartet Contest, and introduced the fol-
lowing Judges: Aubrey Fowler, Wayne
Fowler and Ralph Lougee
The awards in the Quartet Contest,
sponsored by the Florida Association,
were presented by Ralph Lougee to the
following: Sebring (Harold Jackson,
David Whatley, Ronnie Sauls, Errol La-
nier, and accompanied by James Thomp-
son)-$20 and Pennant; Turkey Creek
(Earl Lee, Clavie Allen, Chuck McIn-
tosh and Charles Creech)-$15; Palatka
(Wayne Donaldson, Larry Massey, Tho-
mas Willis, Elmer Chesser, and accompa-
nied by Davis Long)-$10; Munson
(Maxium Evers, Billy Sexton, Wayne




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by James Crain with a guitar)-$5; and
Webster (J. C. Woodward, Paul Stuart,
Bernard Sparkman, John Douthat, and
accompanied by Frances Wall)-$5.
Johnny Carter of the Callahan Chap-
ter was presented a Dairy Efficiency
Plaque from Southern Dairies, Inc., a
certificate and check for $100 from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
as Star State Dairy Farmer by Ezra
Yocum, Field Representative, Southern
Dairies, Inc., Marianna. District win-
ners receiving $25 each from Southern
Dairies, Inc. were Clyde Creighton, Jr.,
(Tate) Gonzalez; Kenneth Fuqua, Altha;
Henry Raattama, Jr. (Santa Fe) Alach-
ua; Gary Alfred Schaller, Auburndale;
and Roger Nickerson, (Hardee) Wauchu-
la. Fuqua received a Special Dairy Ef-
ficiency Plaque as top district winner.
T. L. Barrineau, Supervisor of Agri-
cultural Education for Area I presented
the Softball Awards as follows:
Pinecrest, State winner, a pennant.
Second place went to the Mayo Chapter.
At this time some introductions were
made, and telegrams of congratulations
and best wishes were read from the fol-
lowing: Lloyd Dubroff, Tallahassee,
immediate past State FFA President;
Tom Peter Chaires III, Oldtown, Presi-
dent of State Boys 4-H Council; Albert
Ernest, Jacksonville, Vice-President of
St. Regis Paper Company; and Allan
and Barbara Alexander, Australia. Al-
lan was a former exchange student to
this country.
The meeting was then turned over to
the State President for the Closing Cere-
mony and adjournment.
THE SEVENTH session of the Convention
was called to order by the President.
After a couple of selections were given
by the Turkey Creek Quartet, second
place winner in the State Contest, Rev.
Norman Bennett of the Cavalry Baptist
Church gave the devotional. The Presi-
dent then proceeded with the official
opening ceremony.
(Continued on page 18)

H. E. Nickloy, Advertising Manager,
Mid States Steel and Wire Company of
Crawfordsville, Indiana and Jackson-
ville, Florida, and Jack Salt, Represen-
tative from Gainesuille, presenting the
State Farmer Certificates and Awards.
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Representatives from the winning chapters in the Chapter Co-
operative Leadership Contest, sponsored by the Cotton Pro-
ducers Association and the Florida Council of Farmer Coopera-
tives, from each district with their advisers and representatives
from the two organizations who made the presentation. Seated
are: Ira Creel, Graceville; Tommy Fortner, Mulberry; Walter
Butler, South Dade-State winner; Pete Crandall, (Leon) Tal-
lahassee; John Schnelzer, Ocala; Jimmy Hodges, Bell; Stand-
ing: Aubry Fowler, Live Oak; Hugh H. Woolley, Adviser-
Graceville; Eugene Doss, Adviser-Mulberry; Russell Waller,
Atlanta; Lansing Gordon, Adviser-South Dade; A. H. Whit-
more, Orlando; 0. Z. Revell, Adviser-Leon; J. E. Dukes, Pa-
latka; Marion Roche, Adviser-Ocala; E. W. Cake, U. of F.,
Gainesville; and Donald C. Hurst, Adviser-Bell.

Top photo: Presentation of the Soil and Water Management
Awards was made by M. F. Holahan, Jr., Manager, Interna-
tional Harvester Co., Jacksonville, Florida. Left to right are:
Front Row, William Oliver Lee, Groveland; Ted Sutherland,
Bartow; Roy Fussell, Auburndale; William Lyle, Winter Ha-
ven; Jeff Daughtry, Peace River-Wauchula; Don Weber, Ft.
Pierce; Claude Daigle, Jr., South Dade at Homestead; Robert
Julian Davis, Jr., Mulberry-State Winner; Mr. Holahan; Eu-
gene Doss, Adviser-Mulberry. Back Row are: Leon Wilson,
Bartow; Robert Gunson, Auburndale; Warren Harrell, Winter
Haven; W. E. Raikes, Fort Pierce. 0 Bottom photo: Ezra
Uocum, Field Representative, Southern Dairies, Inc., Marian-
na, is shown presenting the Dairy Farming Awards. The
State Dairy Farmer Plaque was presented to the winner,
Johnny Carter, Callahan Chapter. District winners were:
Clyde Creighton, Jr., Tate; Kenneth Fugua, Altha; Henry
Raattama, Santa Fe.

Top photo: R. E. Miessen, Marketing Assistant, Standard Oil,
Jacksonville, presenting the Farm Safety Award to Monty
Koon of the Mulberry Chapter, State Winning Chapter. Other
Winners, sixth through second, left to right are: DeLand, Crys-
tal River, Bartow, Quincy and South Date at Homestead. *
Center: Presentation of the State Farm Electrification Award
to James Plant, Auburndale. Left to right are: Front row:
District I-Bobby Gibson, Walnut Hill; II-Mack Dunn, Quin-
cy; III-Joe Stephens, Santa Fe; V-Tommy Fortner, Mul-
berry; IV-Joe Strano, South Dade at Homestead; and James
Plant-State Winner-Auburndale. Back row are their ad-
visers: Glenn C. Key, Walnut Hill; James C. McCall, Quincy;
Henry Lunsford, Santa Fe; Leon Sims, Santa' Fe; Eugene
Doss, Mulberry; Robert Gunson, Auburndale. Bottom:
Mr. T. E. Hancock, Assistant General Sales Manager, Ford
Tractor Company, presenting the State Champion Farm Me-
chanics awards to James Larry Jordon, Ft. Pierce. Other win-
ners are: Don Nichulson, Quincy; Francis Ward, Suwannee,
Live Oak; Jack Williams, Reddick; Robert Julian Davis, Mul-
berry; Donald F. Davis, Jr., South Dade at Homestead; Jim-
my Mason, Walnut Hill.

T. K. McClane, Executive Vice-President, Florida Farm Bu-
reau, presenting the State Winning Palatka Chapter the Farm
Bureau trophy, FFA Banner and $25 check for Parliamentary
Procedure. Members of the team are: Glenn Register, Jimmy
Cutier, Gregg Matthews, Charlie Silcox, Elmer Chesser, and
Gerald Roberts.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

Top picture: State Champion String Band for the Munson
Chapter and their Adviser James Cook. Left to right are:
Nicky Walker, Jimmy Crain, James Crain, Maxium Evers,
Steve Crain, and Billy Sexton. At bottom: Aubrey Fowler.
Secretary-Treasurer of North Florida Production Credit Asso-
ciation, Live Oak, presenting the State Champion Harmonica
Player, Harry Samol, Miami-Hialeah, with the pennant. Other
contestants are: Hal Dolan, Havana; Joseph Cannon, Branford:
Richard Wilson, Auburndale; Larry Crenshawu Wildwood:
N. B. Pettis, Vernon.

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At top: J. O. Pearce, President of the Florida Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation is presenting the State Beef Breeding award to Robert
Willis, Marianna. Other winners are: Larry Stephens (Peace
River) Wauchula: Jimmy Davis, Mulberry; Ted Sutherland,
Bartow; Bradley Crews, Auburndale, and Gary Jones, Bartow.
* Bottow picture shows Mr. Pearce presenting the Feeder
Steer Award to George E. Clark, Lakeland. Other winners are:
Barney Teuox. Mulberry; Bobby Lowery, DeLand, Murray
Teuton, Gainesville; Robert Wiley, Auburndale; Larry Ed-
wards, Quincy.


"Pass-the-Chicken, Pappy" awards sponsored by the Sears
Roebuck Foundation, were presented to 18 chapters by Virgil
Milton, Assistant Manager of the Sears Roebuck Store at Day-
tona Beach. First place winner in each district were: I-Vern-
on; II-Quincy; III-(Baker County) Macclenny; IV-St.
Cloud; V-Bartow; IV-(Peace River) Wauchula.

Jack Peters, Manager, Shippers and Membership Division of
the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Orlando, is shown
presenting awards in the Demonstration Contest to Lester
Patrick, Jack James and their Adviser James L. Simmons of
Turkey Creek, and the State Judging, Grading and Identifica-
tion Contest to Billy Beach, a member of the Hastings team.

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R. N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent, Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Company, is shown presenting the State Forestry
Contest Award to Herman Hendricks, Callahan; other winners
are: 2nd place, MacArthur Burnsed, Macclenny; 3rd, David
King, Jasper; 4th, Grover Penton, Allentown.

'Top picture: presentation of the Star State Farmer Award to
Jeff Daughtry, Peace River-Wauchula. Left to right are
shown Mr. and Mrs. Daughtry; Jeff; Cecil Tindel, 1958-59
State President; John Maddox, Adviser-Peace River-Wau-
Schula. Middle picture: presentation of Area Star State
S Farmer Awards. Left to right are: Curtis Koon, 1st Vice-
SPresident; Norval Tyre, Blountstown; Lamar Jones, Adviser-
Blountstown; Horace Quincey, 6th V.P.; Francis Ward, Su-
I-II I wannee-Live Oak; Henry Folsom, Adviser-Suwannee, Mr.
J. F. Bazemore; Jeff Daughtry, Peace River-Wauchula; Mr.
and Mrs. Daughtry; Mr. John W. Maddox, Adviser-Peace
River; and Cecil Tindel, 1958-59 State President. 0 Bottom
picture: presentation of District Star State Farmer Awards.
Left to right are: Darrell Hobbs, 4th Vice-President; Jerry
Glass, Marianna; R. F. Toole, Adviser-Marianna; Curtis
Koon, 1st V.P.; Norval Tyre, Blountstown; Lamar Jones, Ad-
viser-Blountstown; Horace Quincey, 6th V.P.; Francis Ward,
Suwannee-Live Oak; Henry Folsom, Adviser-Suwannee; W. O.
Beauchamp, 2nd V.P.; Mrs. Peebles, Billy Peebles, Ocala, Mr.
Peebles; H. E. Nickloy; M. C. Roche, Adviser-Ocala; Tommy
Fortner, Mulberry; Mr. and Mrs. Fortner; Eugene Doss, Ad.
viser-Mulberry; Jeff Daughtry, Peace River-Wauchula; Mr.
and Mrs. Daughtry; C. A. Platt, Adviser-Peace River; John
W. Maddox, Adviser-Peace River.


Top picture taken at the Sweetheart Luncheon sponsored by
the Craig Hotels. Cecil Tindel, 1958-59 State FFA President
from Graceville, presenting Miss Fran Cuthbertson, Sales Di-
rector, with the FFA Key. o Middle picture: Farm Safety
Luncheon, guests of Standard Oil Company of Kentucky, R. A.
Miessen, Assistant to the Division Manager, Jacksonville,
Florida, host. 0 Bottom picture: Florida Retail Federation,
Florida State Chamber of Commerce Dinner honoring the
Presidents and Advisers of the State Chapter Contest Win-
ners. Left to right are: Mr. C. M. Lawrence, Area III Super-
visor, Mrs. H. E. Wood, Mr. H. E. Wood, State Advisor, Mrs. Marion Bishop, County Coordinator, Alachua County, pre-
J. E. Gorman, Mr. Gorman, Managing Director, Florida Re- senting the Scrapbook pennant to a representative of the
tail Federation, State Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville; Mr. Winning Chapter-Vernon, Other winners were: 2nd-Lake-
Eugene Doss, Adviser-Mulberry, Miss Gorman; Tommy Fort- view (Winter Garden); 3rd-Branford; 4th-Quincy; 5th Mi-
ner, Mulberry. ami-Edison; 6th-Mulberry.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

Above: Jackson Brownlee, President of the University of Flor-
ida Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, addressed the
group at the A.G.R. Breakfast for the State Farmer Degree
Candidates planning to attend college.

Shown above is the State Champion Quartet, Sebring Chapter.
Left to right are: seated, James Thompson, Accompanist; David
Whatley, Erroll Lanier, Adviser-Olin T. Stoutamire, Harold
Jackson and Ronnie Sauls.

(Continued from page 14)
The two candidates for State Presi-
dent gave a few remarks and then the
second ballot was held, Randy Kincaid
from Lake Wales being elected.
$100 scholarships from the Florida
Bankers Association to assist them in at-
tending Florida State University or the
University of Florida, were presented
to Paul Braswell, Greenville; Garrett
Ellsworth Carroll, (Williams) Live Oak;
Billy Peebles, Ocala; Tommy Fortner,
Mulberry; and Donald E. Weber, Ft.
Pierce, by Stanley A. Taylor, Vice-
President of the Florida Bank and Trust
Company of Daytona Beach.
At this time we had some special
music by the Sebring State Champion
The State President presented Dean
R. C. Beaty, Student Personnel, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, a trophy
in grateful recognition of his loyalty and

A. T. Race, Director of the Production
Credit Association, Winter Haven, and
Paul C. Aebersold, Secretary-Treasurer
Florida Federation, Gainesville, present-
ing the State Farmer Keys.

service as an Honorary State Farmer
since 1936. The entire delegation rose
in honor of Dean Beaty.
At this time the State President read
a telegram of best wishes from the State
Girls 4-H Council.
The top three Chapters in the State
Chapter Contest were presented their
awards by James E. Gorman, Managing
Director of the Florida Retail Federa-
tion, Jacksonville, and will be entered
in National competition. The State
winner this year was Mulberry, which
received $40 and a Gold Plaque; second
-Quincy, which received $25 and a Sil-
ver Plaque; and third-(South Dade)
Homestead, which received $15 and a
Bronze Plaque. Increased interest was
shown this year by the Chapters as in-
dicated by their Accomplishment Re-
ports. Those having Superior Rating
(74) were presented with a gold seal,
and those having a Standard Rating (35)
received a silver seal from the National
Organization. The State Chapter A-
wards are sponsored by the Future
Farmers of America Foundation and
Florida Retail Federation of the State
Chamber of Commerce.
At this time the Honorary State Farm-
er Degree was presented to Eugene Doss,
Teacher of Vocational Agriculture at
Mulberry, and A. E. Choate, Principal
of Mulberry High School.
The Nominating Committee's selec-
tions for State Vice-Presidents were ap-
proved for the following: 1st-Robert
Ballentine, Bushnell; 2nd-Ronnie Nel-
son, North Miami; 3rd-Jerry Glass,
Marianna; 4th-Tommy Fortner, Mul-
berry; 5th-Francis Ward, (Suwannee)
Live Oak; 6th-Wilson McCallister, Sop-
Nominations from the floor were made
for the following: 1st-Carroll McElroy,
Chiefland; Billy Peebles, Ocala; 2nd-
Jeff Daughtry, (Peace River) Wauchula;
John Samol, Hialeah; Don Weber. Ft.
Pierce; 3rd-Ronald Wilkinson, Baker;
Donnie Simmons, Paxton; 4th-George

Clarke, Lakeland; Gene Boyle, Palmetto;
Earl Lee, Turkey Creek; Wayne Leo-
pard, Auburndale; 5th-Richard Bell,
Baldwin; DeRich Green, Starke; Marvin
Brown, Macclenny; Mellaine Clyatt,
Lake Butler; 6th-Jerry Perkins, Hava-
na; Paul Braswell, Greenville; Kenneth
Fuqua, Altha; Norval Tyre, Blounts-
The Munson String Band furnished
some entertainment at this time.
State Adviser H. E. Wood read a tele-
gram from Hon. Billy Matthews, Con-
gressman. Further recommendations of
committees were submitted and approved
at this time. A motion was made by
Victor Butler of Havana, seconded by
Harry Samol of Hialeah, and carried,
that the Executive Committee decide on

R. S. Maddox, Regional Manager, Public
Relations Staff, General Motors, Atlanta,
Georgia, is shown presenting the Public
Speaking Award to the State Winner-
Charles "Chucky" Beck, Chiefland. He
received a check for $100 and pennant
from the Future Farmer Foundation.
Second place winner-Howard Barnes of
Pinecrest received $25 from Belk-Lind-
sey Stores and Victor Butler of Havana
received $20 as 3rd place winner.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

whether or not the election of the Presi-
dent and Vice-Presidents should be set
as one of the very last things of the
State Convention for next year. 3rd
Vice-President Robert Carley gave a
few remarks on the disadvantages of this
procedure. However, it will be referred
to the Executive Committee.
A special luncheon was held at the
Princess Issena Hotel for the District
State Farmers, their parents and ad-
visers, and the office staff, by the Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company, Craw-
fordsville, Indiana, and Jacksonville,
Florida, with H. E. Nickloy and Jack
Salt as hosts. T. L. Barrineau had
charge of the program.

THE EIGHTH session was called to order
by the President.
The candidates for Vice-President
were introduced and each given time to
make a short speech, after which the
first ballot for Vice-President was held.
Earl Lee and Gene Boyle were in the
run-off for 4th Vice-President, and
Kenneth Fuqua and Wilson McCallister
for 6th.
A motion was made by James Posey,
Escambia Farms, seconded by Charles
Barwick, Sopchoppy. and carried that
the Florida Association send R. E. Bass,
National Treasurer, a telegram wishing
him a speedy recovery from a recent
President Tindel introduced Hon.
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction. stating that under
his leadership Florida has developed one
of the finest school systems in the na-
tion. He not only is a loyal friend of
the Future Farmers, but is recognized
as one of the outstanding educators in
Florida and in our nation. The entire
delegation rose in honor of Superintend-
ent Bailey, and he made an address at
this time.
Harry Samol gave a few selections on
the Harmonica.
Presentation of Farm Electrification
awards was made by J. R. Saunders,
Agricultural Engineer, Florida Power
Corporation, St. Petersburg, as follows:
to the State winner, James Plant of Au-
burdale, a Certificate and check for
$100 from the Future Farmers of Ameri-
ca Foundation and a $100 Savings Bond
from the Florida Power & Light Com-
pany of Miami, Florida Power Corpora-
tion of St. Petersburg, Tampa Electric
Company, Tampa, and Gulf Power
Company of Pensacola: I-Bobby Gib-
son, Walnut Hill; II-Mack Dunn,
Quincy; III-Joe Stephens, (Santa Fe)
Alachua; IV-Randall Priest, (Seminole)
Sanford; V-Tommy Fortner, Mulberry;
VI-Joe Strano, (South Dade) Home-
At this time the retiring State Vice-
Presidents made their individual reports
to the delegates and they were approved.
Second ballot for Vice-Presidents was
held and the following were elected: 1st
-Carroll McElroy, Chiefland; 2nd-
Ronald Nelson, North Miami; 3rd-Don-
nie Simmons, Paxton; 4th-Gene Boyle,
The Florida Future Farmer 19

Palmetto; 5th-Francis Ward, (Suwan-
nee) Live Oak; 6th-Wilson McCallister,
The Mulberry Chapter, as State Win-
ner of the Scrapbook Contest, received
$25 and a Pennant. Other District win-
ners were Miami-Edison, Quincy, Brad-

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ford at Starke, Lake View, and Vernon,
each receiving $10. These awards, spon-
sored by the Florida Association, FFA,
were presented by M. L. Bishop, Alachua
County Coordinator of Agricultural Ed-
ucation, Gainesville. Judges were M. L.
(Continued on page 21)

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At top: Mr. William Paul Gray, National Executive Secretary,
FFA, is shown as he addressed the delegates and guests at the
Delegates Dinner, sponsored by the Farm and Ranch Pub-
lishers, Nashville, Tennessee. Center picture shows Sam
Kelly, President, Loncala Phosphate Company, High Springs,
addressing the group at the State Farmer Candidates Lunch-
eon sponsored by the Loncala Company. e Bottom picture
shows M. F. Holahan, Jr., Manager, International Harvester
Co., Jacksonville, addressing the group at the International
Harvester Luncheon.
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Top photo shows Mr. James E. Gorman, Managing Director,
Florida Retail Federation, Florida State Chamber of Com-
merce, Jacksonville, presenting the Chapter Contest Award
to Tommy Fortner, Mulberry, State Winner. Middle
photo: presentation of award by Mr. Gorman to Don Nichol-
son, of the Quincy Chapter, the 2nd place winner. Bottom
photo: Mr. Gorman is shown presenting Walter Butler, South
Dade, Homestead, the 3rd place Chapter Contest Award plaque.

Right top was taken at the Delegates Dinner at the Annual
State FFA Convention sponsored by the Farm and Ranch
Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. Bottom: the Annual
Fish Fry sponsored by the Florida Ford Tractor Company
at the 31st Annual State FFA Convention.

The Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1959

(Continued from page 19)
Bishop, R. A. Miessen and Clarence
Lee Todd, National Vice-President
from Tennessee made a brief tajk at this
time. Then we were entertained by
Sallye McSwain from Arcadia, State
Sweetheart for 1958-59, who sang several
After some announcements were made,
the meeting adjourned with the official
closing ceremony.
A special dinner was held at the Prin-
cess Issena Hotel for the Presidents and
Advisers of State. Chapter Winners, by
the Florida Retail Federation, State
Chamber of Commerce, with James E.
Gorman, Managing Director, as host.
C. M. Lawrence had charge of the pro-
THE NINTH session of the Convention
was called to order by the President after
several numbers by the Munson String
Band. The meeting opened with the of-
ficial opening ceremony.
H. E. Nickloy and Jack Salt of the
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company,
presented awards as follows: Jeff Daugh-
try, Peace River Chapter at Wauchula,
Star State Farmer-$50; Norval D. Tyre,
Blountstown, and Wm. Francis Ward,
(Suwannee) Live Oak, Star Area State
Farmers-$25 each; Jerry Glass, Mari-
anna, Billy Peebles, Ocala, and Tommy
Fortner, Mulberry, Star District State
Farmers-$10 each.
Parents and Advisers of the winners
who were present were introduced to the
Chilean Nitrate Educational Bureau
Leadership Awards were presented to
Jeff Daughtry, Peace River at Wau-
chula, Wm. Francis Ward, (Suwannee)
Live Oak, and Norval D. Tyre, Blounts-
town, Area Star State Farmers of Flor-
ida for 1959, by J. F. Bazemore, State
Educational Manager from Orlando.
Each was awarded $75 toward his ex-
penses for attending the National FFA
Convention in Kansas City, Missouri,
in October 1959.
Honorable Thomas D. Bailey pre-
sented a certificate, Star State Farmer
pin and check for $200 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation, and
a beautiful trophy from the Florida
Times Union, to the Star State Farmer,
,.after which the State President presented
Jeff's Father and his Adviser, John W.
Maddox, with the Honorary State
Farmer Degree and his Mother with the
Certificate of Merit.
The President turned the meeting
over to Robert Carley, 3rd Vice-Presi-
dent, who acted as Master of Cere-
At this time, Mayor Owen Eubank
made a few remarks to the delegation.
A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary, Flor-
ida Association, FFA, made some an-
nouncements concerning the Sweetheart
Contest, then Hon. Doyle E. Conner,
Representative from Bradford County
made a short talk and introduced the
following Judges for the Sweetheart
Contest: Representative Fred Karl, Day-

"Miss Gum Spirits of Turpentine."
Lovely Flo Ann Milton, 18, of Macclen-
ny, Florida, was crowned queen of the
turpentine industry at the AT-FA con-
vention in Valdosta, April 15. She is a
niece of Congressman Billy Matthews,
who holds the Honorary State Farmer
Degree. (Times photo).

tona Beach, and Representative A. H.
"Gus" Craig, St. Augustine. Represen-
tative Conner also served as one of the
Judges, and conducted the Sweetheart
Carol Long of Orlando-Edgewater High
School was selected State Sweetheart of
the Florida Association, FFA for 1959-
f60. She was crowned by Sallye Mc-
Swain, 1958-59 Sweetheart, and James
E. Gorman presented her with a trophy
and for her Chapter a pennant, from the
Florida Association, FFA. The cash
awards, sponsored by the Belk-Lindsey
Stores of Florida were: $100 to the State
Sweetheart and $20 to each of the other
contestants, who were: Inez Browning,
Palatka; Frances Fontaine, Belle Glade;
Carol France, Dade City; Judy Wood-
ward, Quincy; and Ellen Whigham, Mar-
The Sebring Quartet sang "Let Me
Call You Sweetheart", after which Har-
ry Samol played a selection on the Har-
monica, and Chuck McIntosh played
the piano.
THE TENTH and final session of the con-
vention was called to order by the Presi-
dent. The Devotional was given by Rev.
James D. Groves of the Church of
Christ, and then group singing was led
by Jimmy Northrop, Teacher of Voca-
tional Agriculture at Orlando-Edgewater
High School, and Carol Long, newly
elected State Sweetheart.
The President then proceeded with
the official opening ceremony.
M. F. Holahan, Jr., District Manager

of the International Harvester Company,
assisted by D. M. Castator, Zone Mana-
ger, presented the winners of the Soil
and Water Management Awards. The
State Winner, Robert Julian Davis, of
the Mulberry Chapter received a certifi-
cate and check for $100 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation and a
$100 Savings Bond from the Internation-
al Harvester Dealers of Florida. To
each of the District winners was given
a $50 Savings Bond for first place, $25
Savings Bond for second place, and $10
check for third place, also from the In-
ternational Harvester Dealers of Florida.
These winners in their respective placing
by districts were as follows: I-Gary Hue
Cook, Escambia Farms; Kenneth Fuqua,
Altha; II-Don Nicholson, Quincy; Kelly
Koon, (Lafayette) Mayo; Charles Tomp-
kins, Jasper; III-Murray Teuton,
Gainesville; Winfield Masters, Hastings;
Billy Ray Cannon, Bell; IV-William
Oliver Lee, Groveland; George Stephens,
Umatilla; Wilmer Lee Beasley, Bronson;
V-William H. Lyle, Winter Haven; Roy
Fussell, Auburndale; Ted Sutherland,
Bartow; VI-Claude Daigle, Jr., (South
Dade) Homestead; Don Weber, Fort
Pierce; and Jeff Daughtry, (Peace Riv-
er) Wauchula.
Additional committee recommenda-
tions were read and approved by the
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, was pre-
sented a deep sea fishing rod, and A. R.
Cox, Executive Secretary, was presented
a box of cigars, as a token of apprecia-
tion for their outstanding guidance and
leadership during the past year.
Mrs. H. E. Wood and Mrs. R. A. Mies-
sen were presented Certificates of Merit
for the tremendous help they have given
the FFA.
On behalf of the Florida Association,
FFA, boxes of candy were presented to
Mesdames Autie McCallum, Caroline
Langston, Mrs. A. R. Cox, and the Sec-
retary for the Peabody Auditorium, for
their assistance during the convention.
At this time we were entertained by
Carol Long, State Sweetheart, accompa-
nied by Chuck McIntosh at the piano.
The delegates recommended Ed Nor-
fleet as a candidate for the Star Farmer
of America and P. K. Beck as a candi-
date for a National Office.
The following parents were presented
to delegates and guests by the State Of-
ficers, after which President Tindel pre-
sented each father with the Honorary
State Farmer Degree and each mother
with a Certificate of Merit: Mr. and
Mrs. Stacey Quincey, Mrs. Claudia Mae
Carley and Mrs. Jeanette Carley, mo-
ther and wife of Bob; Mrs. W. O. Beau-
champ, Sr.; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Koon;
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tindel; and Mr.
and Mrs. H. G. Morgan, mother and
father of our deceased 5th Vice-Presi-
Several other introductions were made
at this time. The President then asked
if there was any further business to be
taken care of.
Robert Homer, Bradenton, after stat-
ing that he noticed that Softball was not
included in the official list of FFA Con-

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tests published in the May 1959 News
Letter, moved that Softball be put back
on the list of Contests. Seconded by J.
L. Holland. The President then called
on A. R. Cox to explain why Softball
was omitted from the list. After the
explanation, and after being assured by
President Cecil Tindel that Softball
would be included as an official contest
for 1959-60, Robert withdrew his motion.
Our 1959-60 State President, Randy
Kincaid, was then introduced and the
new officers of the Florida Association,
Future Farmers of America for 1959-60
were officially installed with the appro-
priate Future Farmer Ceremony and
escorted to their respective stations by
the retiring officers. Retiring President
Cecil Tindel turned the gavel over to
President Randy Kincaid, who then as-
sumed his duties as President. Presi-
dent Kincaid talked to the delegation

briefly and presented outgoing President
Tindel with a gavel, on which was en-
graved the names of the 1958-59 Officers.
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, presented
each of the retiring officers with a past
state officers pin and after a few an-
nouncements, the 31st Annual Conven-
tion of the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America, was declared ad-
journed by President Kincaid.
International Harvester Company of
Jacksonville has sponsored a luncheon
for the past several years, which is one
of the highlights of the Convention. The
1958-59 and 1959-60 State Officers, sev-
eral past State Presidents, visiting Offi-
cers from other states, some special a-
ward winners, members of the supervi-
sory staff and guests attended this splen-
did luncheon, which was held at the
Princess Issena Hotel. M. F. Holahan,
Jr., was Master of Ceremonies.

T. E. Hancock, Assistant Sales Manager, Florida Ford Tractor Company, Jackson-
ville, presenting the Tractor Driving Contest awards to Tommy Thomas, Tallahassee,
and his adviser, O. Z. Revell. Others who placed from sixth to second, left to right,
are: I. J. Philman, Bell; Ronald Wilkinson, Baker; Larry Gordon, Ft. Pierce; George
Lee, Reddick; and Robert Williams of Bradenton.
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An Interesting Letter:



Mr. Cecil Tindel, State President
Dear Cecil:
I have been thinking about you and
the recent convention of Future Farmers
of America ever since I left Daytona
Beach last week. I cannot help but
think that your convention is very high
among that number of organizations
which represent Florida at its very best.
I was deeply impressed by the fact
that the Vocational Agricultural Pro-
gram is a form of education in Florida
which sets a wonderful example in giv-
ing to the students the type of training
that, not only will make school a most
joyous experience, but will also actual-
ly prepare them to meet the test of
democratic society in adult life.
I feel that it would be extremely dif-
ficult to over-estimate the beneficial
effects of your program upon the stu-
dents and adults in the areas of cooper-
ation, leadership, scholarship, facing the
tests of life on a practical basis-as well
as strengthening the State's economy.
I certainly wish to point out also the
wonderful impression that was made
upon me by the character of the mem-
bers of your organization. I never saw
a finer group of young people assembled
throughout the span of my entire life.
They were clear-cut, clean, courteous,
helpful and, I think, typified the very
highest ideals of culture.
Back of all this, of course, is many
years of sound planning and sound lead-
ership from the people in the State De-
partment and in our institutions of
higher learning. They have worked
well and they have worked with good
material. The result is something of
which Florida as a state has every rea-
son to be proud.
Now I want to say a word directly to
you. It has been my pleasure to pre-
side over a number of large bodies in
Florida. This includes the Florida Edu-
cation Association, a number of large
relfglqu, and fraternal bodies. In the
yeart:Shen I was in good practice, there
were tones when I thought that I had
accumulated~a fair degree of skill in the
handling of deliberative bodies.
I wantto say most pointedly to you,
that I never saw the day when I could
preside over a body with as much skill
and grace as you presided over the re-
cent session of the State Convention of
Florida Futurd Farmers. I further con-
fess that in my humble judgment I do
not know of any person in Florida whose
skill as a presiding officer surpasses
I am thankful to you and your asso-
ciates for the Honorary Degree of State
Farmer and shall treasure it and your
kindness through all the years to come.
Most cordially,
Edwin B. Browning
Coordinator of Accreditation Services
State Department of Education


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