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By Way of Editorial Comment:
Congratulations to Our FFA
(Editorial in The News Tribune, Fort Pierce, Florida, February 14, 1961)
CONGRATULATIONS TO the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America
upon having won the state's top "Mechanizing Florida Agriculture" contest
award, a $2,300 tractor.
The announcement was made and the award presented at the State
Fair in Tampa Saturday. Dr. D. T. Kinard, head of the School of Agri-
cultural Engineering, University of Florida, termed the record of the local
chapter "outstanding," which indeed it is.
Led by Ed Raikes, vocational agriculture teacher in Dan McCarty
High School, the local chapter has 73 members. From its extensive farm
operations, which include livestock, citrus, trucking and ornamentals, the
boys reported a 1960 labor income of $43,000.
Agriculture in its various phases is a basic factor in the economy of
this community, and will continue in that role no matter what other devel-
opments may come. It is an operation that requires trained, devoted
energies to make it successful. The FFA boys are giving it just those
qualities. They're learning both by studying and by doing, and their
accomplishments put to shame those of many of their elders.
The FFA program is one of the finest of which our progressive high
schools can boast. It not only provides practical education in agriculture
and all that goes with it, but it likewise fosters and stimulates good citizen-
ship and a realization of the responsibility of civic duties. No one who has
ever attended an FFA meeting, whether on the local or state level, can have
any doubt of the earnestness, the innate ability, and the sound, progressive
character of the boys who belong to that organization. From it many of
our civic and public leaders have come, and many more will come.
The News Tribune is delighted, in behalf of the entire community, to
express its congratulations to the FFA boys and their leaders for the fine
record that they have made and the outstanding work that they are doing.
The Cover THE FLORIDA Ford Tractor presented by Payne Sebring,
SC ver Ford Tractor Dealer at Fort Pierce, through the spon-
sorship of the Florida Ford Tractor Company, Jacksonville, to the members of the
Fort Pierce FFA Chapter, State Winner of the Mechanizing Florida Agriculture
Award at the FFA Day Program, 1961 Florida State Fair. Kneeling (L to R): Irving
Hamrick, Chaplain; Mike Richardson, Treasurer. Standing (L to R): Bert Jones, Re-
porter; Ed Raikes, Adviser; Wayne Carlton, President, Sebring; B. L. Bryan, County
Superintendent; Ned Barten, Principal; Rollin Tedder, School Board and Advisory
Council member; George Culverhouse, Secretary, and Bob Suit, Sentinel.
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The Florida Future Farmer
VOL. XXII, No. 2
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STATE OFFICERS, 1960-61
President ................ Victor Butler, Havana
1st Vice-President John McCarty, Jr., Ft. Pierce
2nd Vice-President .... Robert Wilkerson, Paxton
3rd Vice-President ...... Dale Marler, Lakeland
4th Vice-President Luther Beauchamp, Chiefland
5th Vice-President .... Harrell Howell, Jennings
6th Vice-President ... David L. Vorpagel, Orlando
Executive Secretary .... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser ........ H. E. Wood, Tallahassee
NATIONAL OFFICERS, 1960-61
President ..... Lyle Carpenter, Yuma, Colorado
1st Vice-Pres... John Creer, Spanish Fork, Utah
2nd Vice-Pres Teddy Ray Carruth, Tulia, Texas
3rd Vice-Pres. Jerome Donovan, Jr., Delaware, O.
4th Vice-Pres. Nathan R. Cushman, Norwich, Conn
Student Sec'v .... Ronald Cook, Marshall, Mich.
Exec. Sec'y .Wm. Paul Gray, Wash., D. C.
Exec. Tr asaurr, J. M. Camibell, Wooldstock Va.
Nat. Advisor .. Dr. W. T. Spanton, Wash., D. C.
for Spring, 1961
Governor Farris Bryant presenting FFA Week Proclamation to State President
Victor Butler, and State Superintendent Thomas D. Bailey.
Many Records Broken on "FFA
Day" at Florida State Fair in Tampa
"FFA DAY" saw many records broken at
the Florida State Fair, through the at-
tendance of the Florida Future Farmers,
Judging Team participation, auto races
and splendid weather.
The annual program was opened by
the Turkey Creek State Champion Quar-
tet. Superintendent Thomas D. Bailey
and State Comptroller Ray E. Green
praised the members for their splendid
Victor Butler, State President and
Master of Ceremonies, with the other
State Officers presented the Honorary
State Farmer Degree (see picture).
Doyle Conner, State Commissioner of Ag-
riculture presented awards to exhibitors
of Dairy Champions, exhibitor of the
Reserve Grand Champion in the Fat
Stock Show, and announced the winners
of the State Poultry Judging Contest,
which was the Hialeah Chapter, Team
members were: Richard Roberts, Ronnie
McCranie, and Douglas Orr, and B. G.
Cromer, Adviser. They will represent
Florida in National competition at the
National FFA Convention, sponsored by
the State Department of Agriculture.
Sam Bush, Chairman of the Florida Egg
Commission announced that Dale Par-
rett, Wildwood Chapter, had the best
FFA exhibit of poultry, receiving the
Florida Poultry Association's trophy.
The Pillsbury Mills Plaque and $25
from the State Fair were won by the
Hialeah Chapter in poultry judging. The
Lakeland Chapter won the Florida Egg
Commission Plaque in judging eggs.
Jack Turner, Branch Assistant in For-
est Management, Florida Forest Service,
presented the third annual State Naval
Stores Award to Mark Dowling, Mac-
clenny, District Award Winner, and
Houston Taff, Crawfordville, State Win-
ner, who along with his Adviser, Shep-
ard Young, will attend the National
Convention next October in Kansas City.
The Officers of the Dan McCarty
Chapter of Fort Pierce, and school of-
ficials of St. Lucie County were present
to be congratulated on winning the new
tractor in the State Mechanizing Florida
Agriculture Award sponsored by the
Florida Ford Tractor Company, Jack-
sonville. Dr. D. T. Kinard, head of the
School of Agricultural Engineering, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, made the
announcement, along with presenting
the second place winner, Bethlehem FFA
Chapter, a $300 certificate.
Tillie Smith, State FFA Sweetheart
from Quincy, furnished entertainment at
the end of the program, along with two
special features provided by the Florida
The State FFA Officers held their an-
nual meeting and were guests of the
First National Bank of Tampa, E. W.
Johnson, President, and Robert N. Mor-
ris, Agriculture Representative, for
lunch on Friday prior to FFA Day. Also,
that evening they were guests of the
Florida Retail Federation, James E.
Gorman, General Manager, for dinner
at the Las Novedades.
Competing in the various contests
were 143 chapters, with the Winter Hav-
en Chapter livestock team composed of
Richard Pfingsten, Rodney Hammond
and John Doty, with their Advisers L.
Warren Harrell and Robert A. Gunson
winning the State Championship and re-
ceiving the Florida Fair Association Tro-
The Bradenton Dairy Cattle Judging
Team composed of Jesse Van Fossen,
Leo Bryan, and Philip Davidson, with
their Adviser Raymond Lee, won the
dairy cattle Judging Contest and will rep-
resent Florida at the National Dairy
Congress in Waterloo, Iowa, under the
sponsorship of the Tribune Company
(Tampa Tribune, WFLA and WFLA-
In the Livestock Judging Contest, the
Starke team composed of Wayne Stal-
naker, Louie Johns, and Henry Mizell,
with their Adviser Curtiss Marlowe,
were first in the state. The Starke team,
along with the other teams placing
through 10th, respectively, Winter Hav-
en, DeLand Senior, Lake Butler, Au-
burndale, Alachua (Santa Fe Sr.), Bell,
Frink, Pinetta, and Gonzalez will meet
in Gainesville, where the high scoring
team in the State Contest will represent
Florida at the National Convention next
October, under the sponsorship of the
Florida State Department of Agriculture.
THE FLORIDA Sportsmen's Club Conser-
vation Awards were presented by Gov-
ernor Farris Bryant at a special dinner
John D. Pennekamp, Miami Herald
Editor received the Outstanding Conser-
vationist Award of the Year in Florida.
The awards are sponsored by Sears-
Roebuck Foundation represented by
W. C. Greenway, Program Director,
through the Florida Wildlife Federation,
Dr. H. R. Wilber, Chairman of the
The five State Winners were: Victor
Butler, Havana, State FFA President,
as Junior Conservationist; E. W. Cars-
well, Chipley, the Outdoor Writers
Award; Howard McBride, Hialeah, Club
Public Relations; Mrs. Alene F. Franz,
(Continued on page 19)
The 1961 Reserve Grand Champion Steer
at the Florida State Fair. Doyle Conner,
Commissioner of Agriculture, Ray Green,
Comptroller, Thomas D. Bailey, Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, and Den-
nis Ruffing, Dade City FFA Chapter.
The 1,098 lb. steer was purchased by
Lykes Brothers at $1.00 per pound.
The Florida Future Farmer
2nd State Land
THE SECOND annual State FFA and 4-H
Club Land Judging Contest was held in
Alachua County, on Friday, March 31,
1961, with twenty FFA and eighteen 4-
H Club Teams participating. First place
in the FFA division was won by the Pine-
crest Chapter team, composed of Eddie
Tuten, U. B. Gray, Charles Varnum, and
Cottondale Chapter team placed sec-
ond, Trenton third, Bushnell fourth, and r'
Mayo fifth. Other FFA teams compet-
ing were: Vernon, Altha, Branford, Fort --
White, Starke (Bradford), Santa Fe, -',
Chiefland, Ocala, Sanford, Wauchula
(Peace River), Winter Haven, Okeecho- .
bee, Fort Pierce, Crescent City, and Lake
Butler. High individual judge in the FFA A purebred Angus
division was Barry Chastain, of Crescent inole County Scho
City. The 4-H Club division was won by delivery of the bull
lin and John Keeli
the Alachua County team. las, director of voc
After brief opening ceremonies at Dan agriculture teacher
McCarty Hall at the University of Flo- the Semin
rida, including a welcome address by Dr.
George D Thornton, Assistant Dean of
the College of Agriculture, the group
moved out by school bus to the R. E.
Waldo Ranch at Alachua, where the con-
test was held. After the contest, the par-
ticipants were returned to Gainesville for
lunch, and the presentation of awards to
the winning teams. Brief remarks were
given by Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, Dr. M. O.
Watkins, J. W. Hammett, and H. E.
Wood. The awards were presented by
John Barnes, President of the Florida
Chapter of the Soil Conservation Society
of America, and Robert Morris, Secre-
tary of the State Association of Soil Con-
servation District Supervisors. John Her-
bert, Extension Soil Conservationist, was
in general charge of the Contest. On the "Agricultur
The first place FFA and 4-H Club se
teams will represent Florida in the Inter- y N
national Land Judging Contest to be held
in Oklahoma City, on April 27-28, 1961.
bull was added to the Vocational Agricultural program in the Sem-
ol System, through the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. Present at the
, which was shown at the Florida State Fair, were: A. C. Chamber-
ng, representing the Sears-Roebuck office in Sanford; E. S. Doug-
ational education in Seminole County; Donald Farrens, vocational
Sat Sanford Junior High School; and Ben Wiggins, chairman of
ole County Vocational Agriculture Advisory Committee.
re Welcomes Doyle" float, Tillie Smith, State FFA Sweetheart, is
en fourth from the front on this side of the float.
FFA Float-Florida Strawberry Festival Parade-March 7, 1961, Plant City, Florida.
for Spring, 1961
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The Honorary State Farmer Degree was presented to Dr. Paul Little, Veterinarian,
Clearwoter; Mr. Sam Bush, Chairman, Florida Egg Commission, New Port Richey;
Mr. James Blanton, Publix Market, Lakeland; Dr. D. W. Griffin, Veterinarian,
Tampa; and Mr. D. Hoyt Woodberry, President Eli Witt Cigar Company, Tampa.
Honored Guest at State Convention
Will be National FFA Vice-President
tional Vice-President from Tulia, Texas,
will address the delegates and guests, fol-
lowed by the election and initiation of
candidates for the State Farmer Degree.
The first ballot for President for 1961-62
will be cast, Pass-the-Chicken, Pappy
Awards and Chapter Cooperative Awards
will be made during the afternoon session.
At dinner, the boys and Advisers of
Winning Chapters in the Chapter Coop-
erative Contest will be honored.
Thursday night, the Public Speaking
and Quartet contests will be held, along
with the presentation of the Dairy Farm-
Friday, June 16, the second ballot for
President will be cast, the presentation
of the Bankers Association Scholarships,
Chapter Contest Awards and the nomi-
nations for the 1961-62 Vice President's
Offices will be made.
Ot lunch, the top District State Farm-
ers, their parents and advisers will be
honored. At another luncheon, the Dis-
trict winners of the Farm Electrification
Contest and their advisers will be hon-
Hon. Thomas D. Bailey, State Supt.
of Public Instruction will address the
delegates and guests.
After the first ballot for the Offices of
Vice-President, the Farm Electrification
Awards will be presented. Then, the Re-
ports of Retiring Vice-President, and sec-
THE 33rd State FFA Convention will be
at the Daytona Plaza Hotel and Peabody
Auditorium in Daytona Beach, June 13-
17. Again this year, the Convention opens
on Tuesday and closes on Saturday.
Teddy Carruth, National FFA Vice-
President from Tulia, Texas, will be the
Features on the program the opening
day of the Convention at the Daytona
Plaza Hotel will be the Registration,
Vegetable Judging, Grading, and Identi-
fication Contest, Demonstration Contest,
Talent Review for Bandshell Program,
Interviewing Candidates for State Office
in 1961-62, and Delegates and Advisers
Dinner. Advisers and Tractor Drivers
will be guests of the Florida Ford Tractor
Company for lunch, after which they will
hold the Tractor Driving Contest.
That night, at the Peabody Auditor-
ium, the Parliamentary Procedure and
String Band Contests are scheduled,
along with the presentation of the Farm
Safety Awards, Tractor Driving Awards,
and Cattleman Awards.
On Wednesday morning, June 14, the
Delegates will be seated, addressed and
greeted by Officials of Daytona Beach
and Volusia County, the State Presi-
dent's Message will be delivered, Minutes
of the 32nd Convention reviewed, along
with the annual FFA Report. Then will
come the presentation of the State For-
estry Awards, Forestry Scholarship
Awards, nominations for the Honorary
State Farmer Degree and President for
At lunch that day the Farm Safety
Winners will be honored, as will the Dis-
trict FFA Sweethearts and their chaper-
After the Harmonica Contest will come
the presentation of the Farm Mechanics
Awards and the Honorary State Farmer
Degree. Committee assignments will be
made, some of which will meet in the
Auditorium and others in the Seabreeze
At 5:30 Delegates and Guests of the
Future Farmers will enjoy a Fish Fry
at Beach Rest and then go to the Band-
shell Program at 8:30 p.m.
On Thursday, the members receiving
the State Farmer Degree and planning
to attend College will be honored at
Breakfast. In the regular meeting during
the morning will be the State Highlights,
Treasurer's Report, summary of the Di-
vision Winners in the Demonstration
Contest and presentation of awards in
the Demonstration, and Vegetable Judg-
ing, Grading, and Identification contests,
presentation of the J. F. Williams Me-
morial Scholarships, and introduction of
the 1960 American Farmers and 1961 ap-
plicants that are present, and introduc-
tion of and greetings of visiting State Of-
Hon. Doyle E. Conner, State Commis-
sioner of Agriculture will address the
delegates and guests.
1961 State Farmer Candidates and
their Advisers will be honored at a lunch-
That afternoon, Teddy Carruth, Na-
Teddy Carruth, 19, National Vice-Presi-
dent of the Future Farmers of America
from Tulia, Texas will participate in the
Florida Association FFA Convention at
Daytona Beach. Teddy was elected to
his position at the National FFA Con-
vention in Kansas City, Missouri last
October. He served as Vice-President of
the Texas FFA Association during 1959-
60, and was a district winner in the pub-
lic speaking contest in 1959. Teddy's
farming program consists of 50 acres of
grain sorghum, 80 acres of wheat, 45
acres of barley, 54 head of swine and 4
The Florida Future Farmer
John J. Farrar, Director of Public Rela-
tions and Information, Future Farmers
of America, Washington, D.C., will be
attending the 33rd annual FFA Conven-
tion at Daytona Beach.
ond ballot for Vice-Presidents, along with
the presentation of the Scrapbook
Awards, and special entertainment by
the 1960-61 State Sweetheart.
The Presidents and Advisers of the
State Chapter Winners will be honored
Friday night, after the presentation of
the District, Area and Star State Farm-
er Awards, the selection of the State
Sweetheart for 1961-62 will be made.
In Saturday morning's session, the
presentation of the Soil and Water Man-
agement Awards, presentation of special
awards, after which Hon. Tom Adams,
Secretary of State, will address the dele-
gates and guests. The new State FFA
Sweetheart will then furnish entertain-
ment, special awards will be made, the
President will give his Retiring Report
and the new officers will be installed.
The incoming and outgoing Officers,
Past State Presidents and others will be
honored at a special luncheon.
That afternoon, the new State Officers
will hold their first meeting.
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Reserve grand champion steer (also FFA
champion) at Tampa is pictured with
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FFA Reserve champion at the State Fair
competition was this entry of Tommy
Raymond Tamargo, Jr., Tampa-Cham-
berlain Chapter, with his Grand Champ-
ion Ayrshire cow, Banner from the Flo-
rida State Fair, and Silver Trophy which
was presented by Ronald V. Musser's
Farms, Huntsville, Ohio.
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Jack Ford, Quincy FFA Chapter, with
his Grand Champion Jersey cow in the
FFA Division, and the plaque presented
by the Florida Jersey Breeders Associ-
ation, at the 1961 Florida State Fair.
Judging and Livestock Show Results
IN THE 7th Florida Fat Stock Show and
Sale at the State Fair, Dennis Ruffing
from Dade City exhibited the Reserve
Grand Champion, and Tommy McPhil-
lips, Plant City exhibited the Reserve
Grand Champion of the FFA Division.
Dennis sold his 1,098 pound Hereford
steer to Lykes Brothers for $1.00 per
pound. Morrison's Cafeteria paid 82c per
pound for Tommy's 829 pound Angus
In the 4th annual Table Beef Contest,
sponsored by the Florida Retail Federa-
tion, the FFA had 5 members winning
awards this year. They were: Harold
Wilson, Bartow; Randy Medard, Bran-
don; Leslie Diaz, Tampa-Chamberlain;
Billy Barker, Plant City; Turkey Creek
In Fitting: those who received the Flo-
rida Dairy, Inc., cash awards of $5, $4,
$3, $2, and $1 were: Jack Ford, Raymond
Tamargo, Jr., Larry Bennett, Edward
Cochran, and Charles D. Waller.
Receiving the Showmanship Award
given by the West Coast Milk Producers
Association of $5, $4, $3, $2, and $1 were:
Bennett, Tamargo, Cochran, Waller, and
The Hillsborough County Cattlemen's
Association's Beef Herdsmen's Award
was won by George Culverhouse, Ft.
Pierce. Receiving the Dairy Herdsmen's
Award was Jack Ford, Quincy.
Moody Damron, Turkey Creek, won
the Florida Cattleman Magazine Trophy
in the Showmanship.
Exhibiting champion animals in the
Dairy Show were:
Grand and Sr. Champion, Raymond
Tamargo, Jr., Tampa-Chamberlain. Re-
serve Grand and Jr. Champion, Larry
Grand Champion, Jack Ford, Quincy.
Reserve and Sr. Champion, Jack Ford.
Jr. Champion, Edward Cochran, Bartow.
Exhibiting animals in the Beef Cattle
Bulls Grand Champion, Turkey
Creek Chapter; Reserve Champion, Tur-
key Creek Chapter. Females Grand
Champion. Jeff Daughtry, Peace River
Chapter at Wauchula; Reserve Champ-
ion, Randy Medard, Brandon.
Bulls-Grand champion, C. L. Thorn-
hill, Jr., Winter Haven; Reserve champ-
ion, Belle Glade FFA Chapter.
Bulls-Grand Champion, George Cul-
verhouse, Ft. Pierce; Reserve Champion,
Joe Kirkland, Kathleen. Females -
Grand Champion, Charles R. Jenkins,
Kathleen; Reserve Champion, Ft. Pierce
Bulls Grand Champion, Pinecrest
FFA Chapter. Females-Grand Champ-
ion, Pinecrest FFA Chapter; Reserve
Champion, Pinecrest Chapter.
Grand Champion Cow, Charles D. Wal-
In the Youth Poultry and Egg Show
at the Florida State Fair, FFA members
exhibited 272 birds and 113 dozen eggs.
Sam O'Quinn, Superintendent of the
Show was very pleased with the out-
standing participation of the Future
Farmers in the Poultry and Egg Show,
and interest shown in the Poultry Judg-
Jerry McGinnis, Horace Mann Chap-
ter at Brandon, exhibited the best cock
bird. Johnny Shepherd, Brandon, ex-
hibited the best cockerel. Clyde Stock-
dale, Franklin Chapter at Tampa, ex-
hibited the best pullet. The best bird in
the show was exhibited by Jerry Mc-
West Florida Steer
Show and Sale Results
FUTURE FARMER members exhibited 34 of
the 80 individual steers at the recent West
Florida Livestock Association Steer Show
and Sale at Quincy. These were from
Walnut Hill, Marianna, Greensboro,
Quincy, Havana, Plant City, Live Oak,
Leon and Cobb-Raa (Tallahassee) Chap-
Ronald Thompson, Marianna FFA
member showed his Angus steer to the
FFA Championship and Reserve Grand
Champion of the show. Lamar Smith,
Walnut Hill Chapter, exhibited the Re-
(Continued on page 13)
Five FFA winners in the Beef Carcass
Contest, with Robert T. Mann, Repre-
sentative from Hillsborough County,and
James E. Gorman, General Manager,
Florida Retail Federation, Jacksonville,
who sponsored the awards.
The Florida Future Farmer
Adult Vocational 1.
Class Organized D1 L
AN ADULT vocational agricultural class in
marketing was organized at Trenton last
fall for watermelon growers by Herbert
Brown, teacher of vocational Agriculture,
Trenton high school. The Gilchrist Coun-
ty Board of Public Instruction approved
the class and employed the teacher. Mr.
Allen Poole, a major in agricultural ed-
ucation, and agricultural economics at
the University of Florida, was employed
by the county school board to teach the
class. The class met each week for 18
weeks, closing in February, 1961.
The purpose of this class of melon
growers was to gain more knowledge of
present-day marketing, consumer de-
mands, the operations involved in mar-
keting, the economic principles underly-
ing a good marketing system, marketing
facts available to farmers, and how mar-
keting affects the whole farm operation
and family living. This is one of the first
adult classes of this type to be organized
in the State and successfully com-
During the eighteen two-hour regular
meetings a number of resource people
were invited to assist Mr. Poole in
teaching the class. The following are some
individuals who appeared on the program
and also acted as consultants: Dr. H. B.
Clark and K. M. Gilbraith, Agricultural
Economics Department, University of
Florida; Dr. E. W. Cake, Marketing
Specialist, Agricultural Extension Ser-
vice, University of Florida; and Leonard
Cobb, former Gilchrist County Agent.
The class meetings were closed in Feb-
ruary and following the regular meeting
the members met and organized a
"watermelon growers co-op." This Co-op
will be known as the Trenton Area Mel-
on Growers, Inc., with thirty-one char-
ter members and approximately 2,000
acres of melons assigned to the Co-op.
During the organizational meeting the
members elected Charles Lindsey as
president, and D. D. Faircloth, G. C. Rob-
erts, Edsel Mikell, Mervin Hines, Lee
Roberts and J. C. Hutchinson as mem-
bers of the Board of Directors. During
the first regular business session Mr. B.
G. Sparkman of Plant City was employ-
ed as sales manager for the Co-op.
Mr. Sparkman comes to the organiza-
tion with several years experience in
marketing. During the harvesting sea-
son he will have his office in Trenton
where he can best serve the mem-
Realizing the tremendous risk involved
in growing tender crops and having ex-
perienced great economic losses in mar-
keting their products, these men felt a
need for keeping up-to-date and band-
ing together to help solve their market-
for Spring, 1961
Adult Vocational Class at Trenton, Florida.
There's a bright, new future for up-and-coming young
farmers in Florida, and Reddy is mighty glad to play his
part in this development.
Future Farmers are well-trained in efficiency. They know
that Reddy Kilowatt has no match in performing farm
chores better and more economically. Reddy has been help-
ing farmers to farm better... and live better... and he's got
even bigger things planned for the future.
Reddy performs more than 300 different jobs on the modem
farm. He's a willing, tireless "wired helper" whose low wages
can't be beat.
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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
HELPING BUILD FLORIDA
33rd STATE CONVENTION
June 13-17 at
PRINCESS ISSENA HOTEL AND COTTAGES
State President's Call
Once again Future Farmers over the entire state are awaiting the arrival of
our Annual State FFA Convention.
By the power vested in me as State President of the Florida Association,
Future Farmers of America, I hereby issue a call for our thirty-third Annual
State Convention to be held at Daytona Beach, Florida, on June 13 through
June 17, 1961.
All chartered Chapters in good standing with the State Association and
National Organization are entitled to send two delegates each, from the ac-
tive membership, and also those candidates nominated for the State Farmer
Degree by the Executive Committee of the Florida Association.
This year, we are expecting many exciting District and Area FFA Con-
tests and I wish to send a most cordial invitation to the winners of these
As a state organization, we have already accomplished many outstanding
things this past year. However, at this, our thirty-third Annual Convention,
plans must be made for still greater accomplishments during the years ahead.
Much work has already gone into making this year's Convention a truly
On behalf of the State Officers, I wish to assure the delegates, state
farmer applicants, distinguished guests, and all participants in the various
contests, that they will find a warm welcome awaiting them at the State
I sincerely hope that each of you will be able to attend the convention
and that you all will contribute your part in making this event a most fitting
climax for this year's activities.
Future Farmers of America
Highlights at Convention
Demonstration and Judging Contests
Delegate Dinner Quartet and Harmonica Contests
Tractor Driving Contest Selection of State Sweetheart
Special Awards Awarding State Farmer Degree
Parliamentary Procedure Contest Election and Installation of Officers
Public Speaking and Beach Swimming
String Band Contests Special Luncheons
Bandshell Program Annual Fish Fry
Outstanding Speakers FFA Foundation Awards
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513 N. Atlantic Ave.
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110 S. Ocean Ave.
Good Luck Future Farmers!
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Open 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Breakfast Served Any Time
322 Seabreeze Boulevard In the Heart of Seabreeze
Stay at the
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101 5. Ocean Drive Avenue
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Delegates make reservations. Write John E. Leonard, Manager
We salute you. Not only agriculture but the nation profits from your
training in the best types of individual enterprise fitted to the needs of your
state and community.
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T. J. Wetherell, Manager
Daytona Beach Florida
Commercial Bank at Daytona Beach
First Atlantic National Bank of Daytona Beach
Florida Bank & Trust Company of Daytona Beach
Members of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
THE ST. REGIS HOTEL
509 Seabreeze Boulevard
SUN & SURF APARTMENTS
726 N. Atlantic Ave.
"Block North of Daytona Plaza Hotel"
The Honorable Robert F. Wagner, Mayor of New York City, is shown accepting
a fine country ham from Robert N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent, Seaboard Air
Line Railroad Company, who made the presentation in behalf of the six young Future
Farmers from the Southeast, first place winners in Seaboard's cooperative FFA for-
estry program for 1960. Looking on-left to right-are Tommy Kersey of Swainsboro,
Georgia; Sammy Abbott of Darlington, South Carolina; Jimmy Finley of Grove Hill,
Alabama (Hoskins and Mayor Wagner), MacArthur Burnsed of Macclenny, Florida;
William Dalton of Wytheville, Virginia and Butch Plyler of Wesley Chapel, North
Carolina, each the state winner in his respective state. The ham was presented at
the conclusion of an Official Welcome to the City by Mayor Wagner in his offices at
While in New York City the six young Future Farmers were interviewed by Dave
Garroway for his TODAY Show launching "National Forest Products Week," tele-
vised coast-to-coast on Tuesday morning, October 18th. The week was set aside for
this observance by proclamation of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Rayonier Announces Scholarships
Two $500 one-year scholarships to be
awarded annually in Florida and Georgia
to the first place winners of the FFA
Forestry Contest have just been estab-
lished, it was announced by Mr. Ernest
P. Davis, Resident Manager, Southeast
Timber Division, Rayonier Incorporat-
ed, Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Made available by The Rayonier
Foundation, this scholarship program is
scheduled to begin in 1961. They will be
known as the Rayonier-FFA Forestry
The FFA Forestry Contest is sponsor-
ed by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad
in the states of Georgia, Florida, Ala-
bama, North Carolina, South Carolina,
and Virginia. In conducting the contest
the Railroad's Forestry Department
works through the State Supervisors of
Vocational Agriculture and the vocation-
al agriculture teachers. The contest is
open to high school students of vocation-
al agriculture who are members in good
standing in the Future Farmers of
America. Contestants are judged on the
basis of their accomplishments in For-
estry on their home farms. Emphasis is
placed on well-rounded practical forestry
Judging of the various forestry pro-
jects in Georgia and Florida is carried
out during the early part of each year
and the winners announced at the FFA
State conventions held at Daytona
Beach, Florida, and Covington, Georgia.
In the future, the Rayonier-FFA For-
estry scholarships will be awarded at
these conventions. Scholarship funds
will be made available by The Rayonier
Foundation when the recipients enter
an accredited junior college, college or
university of their choice.
In the United States, Rayonier Incor-
porated operates chemical cellulose
plants at Jessup, Georgia; Hoquiam,
Shelton, and Port Angeles, Washington;
as well as Fernandina Beach, Florida.
The Rayonier Foundation was estab-
lished by Rayonier Incorporated in 1952
to provide charitable and educational
contributions. It is a non-profit corpor-
ation. To date, it has provided a num-
ber of under-graduate scholarships for
studies at Universities in the Southeast.
The Foundation also provides several
Fellowships for scientific research and
post-graduate work at Universities in the
United States, as well as contributions
to the Georgia Forestry Research Coun-
cil and the University of Florida Cooper-
ative Forest Genetics Study.
And Leadership Awards
THE CRYSTAL RIVER, East Bay, and Pin-
etta applications were recommended to
receive the Improving Agriculture and
Leadership Awards sponsored by the
Future Farmers of America Foundation.
The $882.30 will be divided three ways
among the above chapters. The Vernon,
Gainesville and Pompano Chapters
were selected to receive one of the State
sponsored Improving Agriculture and
Leadership Awards of $250 each.
The Crystal River chapter will use
their money in helping to buy an out-
board motor, life jackets, hip boots, fire
extinguisher, and other miscellaneous
harvesting equipment in connection with
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Robert N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent, Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company,
presents Magnolia wood gavel to Congressman J. Vaughn Gary of Richmond during
the tour made by the 1960 state winners in Seaboard's cooperative Future Farmers
of America forestry program. Watching the presentation, left to right, are Jimmy
Finley of Grove Hill, Alabama; Tommy Kersey of Swainsboro, Georgia; Congressman
Gary; Butch Plyler of Wesley Chapel, North Carolina; William Dalton of Wytheville,
Virginia; Hoskins; Sammy Abbott of Darlington, South Carolina and MacArthur
Burnsed of Macclenny, Florida. The gavel is made of wood harvested from "The
Magnolia Plantation," near Danville, Georgia, home of the late Congressman Dudley
M. Hughes of Georgia, co-author of the Smith-Hughes Bill, creating the vocational
agriculture program, signed into law by the late President Woodrow Wilson on Feb-
ruary 23, 1917. The presentation was made to Congressman Gary in recognition of
his support of forestry and vocational education, particularly vocational agriculture.
Richmond was the last stop in a tour which included the National FFA Convention
in Kansas City, with side trips to St. Louis, Cincinnati and New York City.
The Florida Future Farmer
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Winter Haven FFA Member
Elected Secretary Nat'l Jr.
Vegetable Growers Ass'n
DAVID BRENGLE, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
T. Brengle, a junior in Winter Haven
High School was elected as National Sec-
retary of the National Junior Vegetable
Growers Association at the annual meet-
ing held in Colorado Springs.
Brengle, a member of the Florida Veg-
tio.n team, spon-
sored by the Flori-
da Fruit and Vege-
that placed ninth
in the Production
Division at the Na-
tional contest, ser-
ved on the news-
\ letter staff at the
David Brengle other phases of
David has been a member of the Win-
ter Haven FFA Chapter for three years
and is now serving as vice-president. He
is the first Future Farmer from the
states in the Southeastern region to hold
national office in the NJVGA. In chap-
ter activities, he is a member of the
parliamentary procedure team, the veg-
etable judging team. softball team, the
chapter public speaker, and M.C. of the
annual Sweetheart Contest. He is a
member of the dairy judging team that
placed fourth in the State Contest last
year, 2nd this year, and combined with
the Livestock team were the State Judg-
He is Secretary of the Junior Class in
Winter Haven High School, Vice-Presi-
dent of the Hi-Y, and State Parliamen-
tarian of the Future Teachers of Amer-
ica. Upon graduation he plans to attend
the University of Florida and major in
West Florida Steer Show
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serve FFA Champion. The Wilson-
Toomer Fertilizer Company, Cottondale,
bought Ronald's Reserve Champion for
680 per pound.
In the FFA Judging Contest, the
Grand Ridge team, composed of Bobby
Hewett, Tom Dudley, and Clarence John-
son, won first place with a score of 600.1
points. The Marianna team placed sec-
ond with 600 points, and Greensboro
third with 599.9. Other teams in order
of placing were: Malone and Cottondale
(tie), Sneads, Quincy, Havana, Walnut
Hill, Tate, Leon (Tallahassee), Cobb-
Raa (Tallahassee), Monticello, and Bris-
tol. In individual judging, Dickey Davis
of Tate, and Bobby Hewett, of Grand
Ridge, tied for first place. James Jordan,
Cottondale, and Ronald Butler, Greens-
boro, tied for second place, and Gene
Preacher, Bristol, placed fifth.
for Spring, 1961
George Ruis, Plant City FFA Chapter,
won first place in Showmanship, compet-
ing with the best 4-H and FFA showmen
in the event.
At the annual barbeque, the FFA
Mayo Scholarship of $100 was awarded
to Floyd Marlow of Greensboro. FFA
members John Sircy of Quincy, and
Tommy Martin of Greensboro placed
first and second, respectively, in the
Gain-in-Weight Contest. John's steer
gaining 2.86 pounds per day, and Tom-
my's gaining 2.5 pounds per day. The
awards were made by James E. Gorman,
Managing Director, Florida Retail Fed-
eration. In the FFA Calf Scramble, ten
boys competed for five calves. The win-
ners were Mike Munroe and George
Rude, of Quincy, and Floyd Suber, Ran-
dy Sadler, and Dean Fenn, of Greens-
Victor Butler, State FFA President,
awarded the Honorary State Farmer De-
gree to Mr. W. H. Chapman, Agronomist
in Charge of the West Florida Experi-
ment Station, at Quincy.
Dairy Essay Contest Winners
HENRY RAATAMA, JR., Santa Fe FFA
Chapter, Alachua, received $25 for his
first place Essay on "How a Better Pas-
ture Was Developed on our Dairy Farm."
Second place, $15, Charles Waller, Bar-
tow Chapter; third place, $10, George
O'Cain, Mulberry Chapter. These awards
are sponsored by Florida Dairy Products
The great growth of the South in the 75 years we have been
serving you is typified by the changes in use for kerosene.
When we began operations in 1886, "Fireproof Kersene"
was our major product. Delivered by horsedrawn wagons to
every part of the South, it kept lamps and stoves burning in
hundreds of thousands of Southern homes. Today the lamp
has almost disappeared, but our sales of kerosene have in-
creased tenfold-now powering the jets which dot the sky
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Winter Haven FFA State Champion Judging Team: (Left to right): David Brengle,
Leslie Pfingsten, and Bill Cabble, Dairy Judging Team; L. Warren Harrell, Adviser;
Rodney Hammond, John Doty, and Richard Pfingsten, Livestock Team.
Polk County Youth Show Held at
Bartow; 94 Steers Bring $33,332
AT THE 1961 Polk County Youth Show,
an Angus steer shown by Charles Jenkins,
representing the Kathleen FFA Chapter,
was chosen Grand Champion. There
were 90 entries in the steer division.
Angus animals won all the first places in
the four weight divisions. Virginia
Thomas, of Lakeland, showed the Reserve
At the Auction Sale, the total value of
the ninety-four steers was $33,332. Publix
Supermarkets paid $1.05 per pound for
the 1,125-pound Grand Champion, and
$1.00 a pound for the 1,120-pound steer
shown by Wayland Smith, a Bartow
youngster. The Reserve Champion sold
for 650 a pound to the MacAsphant Com-
pany, of Lakeland.
At the Dairy Show, Richard Sargenat,
of the Lakeland Senior High FFA
Chapter, showed both the Grand Cham-
pion and the Reserve Champion in re-
gistered Guernseys. There were fifteen
entries in this Show.
In the Beef Cattle Judging Contest,
Chapter Teams placed as follows: 1st-
BARTOW (Paul Osborne, Harold Wil-
son, Corky Southerland); 2nd-LAKE-
LAND; 3rd-MULBERRY; 4th-KATH-
In the Dairy Judging Contest, Chapter
Teams placed as follows: 1st-KATH-
LEEN (Larry Matthews, Jay Clark, Joe
Kirkland); 2nd-WINTER HAVEN; 3rd
-FORT MEADE; 4th-MULBERRY;
In the Land Judging Contest, the plac-
ings were as follows: 1st-WINTER
HAVEN; 2nd-BARTOW; 3rd-MUL-
BERRY; 4th-AUBURNDALE; 5th-
The Polk County Youth Show and Fair
is the nation's largest with more than
3,000 exhibits of youngsters filling the big
DeLand FFA Plants Oaks
THE DELAND FFA Chapter is cooperat-
ing with the City Manager in planting
beautiful evergreen laurel oaks within
the city limits. There will be no charge
for the trees, according to the City Man-
ager, Jack Johnson.
The Florida Future Farmer
Winter Haven Chapter
Livestock Judging Teams
The FFA State Livestock Judging Contests
involving some 150 chapters was held on Feb-
ruary 11 during FFA Day at the Florida State
fair in Tampa.
AWARDS: The Florida State Fair Associ-
ation provides a rotating Loving Cup and a
rosette to the FFA Chapter in the state that
has the highest combined score in Dairy
Cattle, Beef Cattle and Swine. This team is
considered the State Champion Chapter. This
year the winner was the Winter Haven
The Dairy Team placed second in their
division. In the past six years, Winter Haven
Teams have placed first twice, second twice,
and fourth once in this division. The Team
Bill Cabble, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J.
Bovd, a senior in Winter Haven High School.
Bill is Treasurer of the Winter Haven Chap-
ter, was on this year's 4th place team in the
State in Vegetable Judging. He was a member
of the State Champion Vegetable Demonstra-
tion Team that placed ninth in the National
Junior Vegetable Growers Contest in Colo-
rado Springs in December. (In the Produc-
tion Division). He is President of the Winter
Haven High School Future Teachers Associ-
ation and plans to major in Agricultural
Education at the University of Florida.
David Brengle, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T.
Brengle, a Junior in Winter Haven High
School. He is vice-president of the Winter
Haven FFA Chapter, and was a member of
the Vegetable Demonstration Team that com-
peted in Colorado Springs. He is National
Secretary of the National Junior Vegetable
Growers Association, the first boy from
Florida to hold a National Office in this or-
ganization. He is also Chapter Parliamentar-
ian of the Future Teachers of America, and
plans to major in Agricultural Education at
the University of Florida.
Leslie Pfingsten, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Pfingsten, is a sophomore in Winter Haven
High School. A transfer from the Crescent
City, Illinois, chapter, Leslie is active in
other chapter activities.
The Livestock Team (Beef and Swine)
placed second in their Division. On April 8th
they will compete with the other nine top
teams in the Fair to determine who will
represent Florida at the National Contests
in Kansas City next fall. The team members
Rodney Hammond, son of Mr. and Mrs.
M. E. Hammond, is a senior in Winter
Haven High School and the President of
the Winter Haven FFA Chapter. Rodney
is a member of the chapter parliamentary
procedure team, softball team, and has won
the State Vegetable Demonstration Contest
in the Soils Division. He has shown in var-
ious shows during the past 3 years and has
had several champions with his purebred
Brahman breeding cattle. He also has fitted
and shown several steers including two in
the Florida Fat Stock Show and Sale in Tam-
pa at the State Fair. An outstanding math
student. Rodney plans to major in Agricultur-
al Engineering in college, probably the Uni-
versity of Florida.
John Doty, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F.
Doty is a senior in Winter Haven High
School. John is Secretary of the Winter
Haven FFA Chapter and President of the
Imperial Polk County FFA Federation. He
has been a member of the Beef Team for
three years placing first in individual com-
petition at the Webster show last year, and
fifth this year. John is also a member of
the chapter parliamentary team and takes
part in various chapter activities. He was
chairman of the Polk County Seaboard For-
estry Demonstration in February and is
Youth Barn Superintendent of the Polk
County Youth Fair this year. John plans to
major in Agricultural Business either at the
University of Florida or the University of
Richard Pfingsten, is a brother of Leslie
of the Dairy Team. This is his first year in
the Winter Haven Chapter, having trans-
ferred from the Crescent City, Illinois chap-
ter. Richard, a senior in Winter Haven High
School, plans to return to farm upon gradu-
ation. An outstanding member of his chapter
before transferring, Richard, (as well as
Rodney and John) has applied for the State
Farmer degree this year.
Both teams were coached by L. Warren
Harrell, Vocational Agriculture Teacher,
Winter Haven High School.
Congratulations to the Winter Haven
State Champion Livestock Judging Team
Imperial Polk Co. F.F.A. Federation
State Dairy Judging Team
Jesse Van Fossen, age 16, Junior at Man-
atee High School, member of the Bradenton
FFA Chapter for four years. Supervised
Farming Program includes swine (breeding
-4 head), Swine (Meat-14 head). Straw-
berries (1/16A) and general truck (1/4A).
Leo H. Bryan, age 18, Junior at Manatee
High School and a member of the Bradenton
FFA Chapter for 4 years. His supervised
farming program includes 1/16 acre of straw-
berries, 1/2 acre of watermelons, 1/8 acre of
cabbage, and 1/8 acre of squash.
Phil P. Davidson, age 18, Junior at Man-
atee High School and a member of the
Bradenton FFA Chapter for 4 years. His
supervised farming program includes 1/16
acre of strawberries, 1/2 acre of watermelons,
1/8 acre of cabbage, and 1/8 acre of squash.
Ronald E. Stewart, (Alternate), age 16,
Junior at Manatee High School and a mem-
ber of the Bradenton FFA Chapter for three
years. His supervised farming program in-
cludes six head of dairy breeding cows and
53 head of rabbits for meat. Beef cattle for
meat (1 head).
Douglas Orr, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.
B. Orr of Miami Springs, Florida, is a
junior at Hialeah High School. He is a Chap-
ter Farmer and Secretary of the Hialeah
Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.
Of his several projects, the main ones are:
two steers; 100 laying hens; and a large
profitable nursery project. In 1960, he owned
and showed a two-year-old Aberdeen-Angus
steer which placed third in the Dade County
Fat Stock Show and Sale.
Doug is a member of his chapter's Parlia-
mentary Procedure and Softball teams. He
was appointed Farm Safety Chairman of his
chapter for 1960. Along with participation in
the Poultry Judging contest, in which he
placed third in individual judging, he was a
member of Hialeah's Livestock Judging team.
Doug also represented his chapter at the
Area Meat Judging Contest, and was first
in individual scores.
Ronald McCranie is 17 years old and a
senior at Hialeah High School. He is the
son of T. B. McCranie of Hialeah, Florida.
Ronnie has grown and sold over 3,000 nur-
sery plants during his three years in Voca-
tional Agriculture. Other products included
200 laying hens; peas and beans; three dairy
heifers; and a Hampshire gilt. He has at-
tended the FFA State Convention and For-
estry Camp. Ronnie represented his chapter
as a member of the quartet for two years.
He was a member of the softball and horse-
shoe teams, and was a member of the third
place team in the State Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Contest. At the 1961 Dade County
Fat Stock Show and Sale, he showed an
Angus steer which sold for $1.75 per pound,
for a total price of $1,743.00.
Ronnie has served as Sentinel and is cur-
rently serving as President of the Hialeah
FFA Chapter. He is a 1961 applicant for the
State Farmer Degree.
Richard Roberts, 16 years old, is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ben E. Roberts of Miami
Florida. He is a sophomore at Hialeah High
School and is a Greenhand in the FFA. Cur-
rently in his first year of Vocational Agri-
culture, Richard has already produced more
than 2,000 ornamental plants. Richard had
the distinction of placing 1st in the indi-
vidual poultry scoring at Tampa.
Miami International Hatcheries, Inc.
4641 E. 10th Avenue
Phone MU 5-1589
State Champion Bradenton FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Team (Left to Right): Ray-
mond F. Lee, Adviser; Jesse Van Fossen, Leo H. Bryan, and Phil P. Davidson.
Congratulations to the Bradenton FFA
State Champion Dairy Cattle Judging Team
HOOD'S DAIRY, INC.
State Champion Hialeah Poultry Judging Team: (Left to right): Doug Orr, Ronald
McCranie, and Richard Roberts.
Congratulations to the Hialeah FFA
State Champion Poultry Judging Team
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and Sanitation Supplies
Phone WA 3-8216
Future Farmers pass tangerines furnished by the Florida Citrus Industry from a boat
furnished by the Belflour Marine, Tallahassee, during the Inaugural Parade. They
were: Tommy Hancock, Havana; Marvin McKenzie, Leon Chapter at Tallahassee;
Monroe Walker, Monticello; Jerry Hubbard, Leon; Lynwood Moore, Cobb-Raa
Chapter at Tallahassee; Allen Harvey, Crawfordville: Houston Taff, Crawfordville;
Chris Cox, Cobb-Raa; Butch Taylor, Leon; Charles Barwick, Jr., Sopchoppy; Tommy
Ussery, Leon; Lewis Ward, Havana; Victor Butler, Havana, State FFA President;
Robert Wilkerson, Paxton, State Vice-President. After the Parade, they went to the
North Florida Fairgrounds, where they assisted in serving the dinner given by Doyle
Conner, State Commissioner of Agriculture.
Florida Future Farmers Take Part
In Governor's Inaugural Activities
FUTURE FARMERS from the Big Bend
Area played a prominent role in the
recent Inaugural activities for the new
Governor, Commissioner of Agriculture,
and Secretary of State. State Officers and
Chapter members from the Leon, Cobb-
Raa, Sopchoppy, Monticello, Quincy,
Crawfordville, Havana, and Paxton Chap-
ters participated in the Inaugural Parade.
Assisted by several members of the Girls'
4-H Clubs, they accompanied the Florida
Citrus Industry Float and passed out
oranges to parade viewers. Members of
the Leon and Cobb-Raa Chapters assisted
in placing bags of fruit in all the motel
and hotel rooms in Tallahassee. One of
the outstanding events of the Inaugural
Ceremonies was the Doyle Conner Dinner
which was held at the North Florida
Fairgrounds. More than 5,000 people
were fed on this occasion. Future Farmers
of America members from the above
named Chapters, and representatives of
Girls and Boys 4-H Clubs assisted by
working in the serving lines, and welcom-
ing guests. Those in attendance were
high in their praise of the efficient service
rendered by the farm youth representa-
tives, and the excellent food which they
Crawfordville Senior Wins State Naval Stores Award
HOUSTON TAFF, 18-year-old Crawfordville
High School senior, who holds the State
Farmer Degree, was declared winner of
the State Naval Stores Award on FFA
Day. He and his Vocational Agriculture
Teacher, E. S. Young, will receive $125
each to defray their expenses to the 1961
National FFA Convention, to be held in
Kansas City. Houston was also declared
the Chapter winner and received $5.00.
His program included gum farming 290
faces which he chipped 16 times and
dipped five times, getting 6-1/3 barrels of
gum, which he sold for $258.06.
Mark Dowling, of the Baker County
Chapter, at Macclenny, was awarded a
$25 Savings Bond as a District winner,
and $5.00 as Chapter winner.
Members of the inspection team-Nor-
man R. Hawley, Program Supervisor of
the USDA Forest Service, Naval Stores
Program; State FFA Executive Secre-
tary, A. R. Cox, and Jack Turner, Branch
Assistant in Forestry Management, Flor-
ida Forest Service, made the final selec-
tion. Those members interested in the
Naval Stores Program should see their
FFA Adviser about an entry blank, as it
is time to plan and put into operation
their program for 1961, so that they will
be eligible for and receive similar awards
at the State Fair in Tampa in 1962.
The Contest is made possible through
the courtesy of the following organiza-
tions: American Turpentine Farmers As-
sociation, Valdosta, Ga.; W. J. Boynton,
Tallahassee, Fla.; Turpentine & Rosin
Factors, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.; Stall-
worth Pine Products Company, Mobile,
Ala.; Newton Naval Stores Company,
Inc., Lake City, Fla.; Jacksonville Pro-
cessing Company, Jacksonville, Fla.;
Langdale Naval Stores Company, Val-
dosta, Ga.; Taylor-Lowenstein & Com-
pany, Mobile, Ala.; the Lerio Company,
Inc.. Valdosta. Ga.
Show and Sale
A. W. GAYLORD, of Branford, showed the
Champion Steer, and Philip Odom, of
Live Oak Suwannee Chapter, the Reserve
Champion, at the Suwannee Valley Youth
Steer Show. Future Farmers showed
twelve blue, seventeen red, and six white
group steers. The blue ribbon steers all
graded "choice" or better. The top plac-
ing in each weight class is given below:
950-1240-lbs, A. W. Gaylord, Branford,
Angus; 900-940 lbs., Joe Cheney, Suwan-
nee (Live Oak), Cross; 790-895 lbs.,
Philip Odom, J. F. Williams (Live Oak),
Hereford; 650-785 lbs., Philip Odom, J. F.
Williams (Live Oak), Angus.
In the Judging Contest, the top three
were: Jennings team composed of Robert
Home, Ronnie Mathis, and Wayne Brad-
shaw, Adviser Joe Fred DeVane; Live
Oak and Branford.
High individuals in order of their
placings were: Bebo Bispham, J. F.
Williams (Live Oak); Wayne Bradshaw,
Jennings; Charles Maxwell, Fort White;
and Robert Home, Jennings.
Starke Chapter Wins State
Livestock Judging Contest
THE STATE FFA Livestock Judging Con-
test held at the University of Florida
to determine which team would represent
Florida in the National FFA Judging
Contest at the American Royal Live-
stock Show in Kansas City next October,
was won by the Starke Chapter, with
team members Wayne Stalnaker, Henry
Mizell, and Louie Johns, Adviser Curtiss
A. Marlowe. They will receive $350
expense money to make the trip from the
Commissioner of Agriculture, State De-
partment of Agriculture. The other teams
that participated placed as follows:
Winter Haven, Lake Butler, Santa Fe
(Alachua), Gonzalez, Auburndale, De-
Land Senior, Pinetta, Bell and Frink.
These are the high ten teams from the
Florida State Fair in Tampa. You can
check the results against their placings
at the Florida State Fair, which are
shown in the third column on page four.
The Florida Future Farmer
Enter Cuts of
48 MEMBERS from 16 FFA Chapters par-
ticipated in the State Contest in Judging
and Identifying retail and wholesale cuts
of meat at the University of Florida in
Gainesville. The results showed that the
Santa Fe Sr. Chapter team, composed
of Jim Busby, Jody Hodge and Joe
Busby, Advisers Henry Lunsford and
Richard Kelly was tied for first place
with the Ocala (Silver Springs) Chapter,
whose team was composed of Johnny
Moreman, Marvin Sheppard and James
Penuel, Adviser William K. Crowley,
with a score of 1464.
A new contest will be set up at a later
date to decide which of these chapters
will be the State Winner. Other teams
that participated placed in the following
order: Pinecrest, Madison, Palatka, Arca-
dia, Orlando (Evans), Wildwood, Hia-
leah, Frink, Lakeland, Gainesville, Ver-
non, North Miami, Quincy, and Miami-
The high individuals were Johnny
Moreman, Silver Springs (Ocala); Jim
Busby, Santa Fe Senior (Alachua), and
Marvin Brantly, Arcadia.
Tillie Smith, State FFA
Sweetheart, Wins "Miss
Rural Electrification" Title
AFTER THE FFA Day Program in Tampa,
Miss Tillie Smith, of Quincy, State FFA
Sweetheart, flew to Dallas, Texas, to re-
present the Florida REA Cooperation
Association in the National REA Cooper-
ation Contest for the title "Miss Rural
Electrification." We are very glad to
report that Tillie won the title over en-
tries from all over the United States. She
will be attending the State FFA Con-
vention in Daytona Beach, in June.
1961 State Champion Poultry Judging
Team from Hialeah: Gordon Cromer,
Adviser; Richard Roberts, Ronnie Mc-
Cranie, Douglas Orr, and Doyle Conner,
State Commissioner of Agriculture, as he
announced that they would represent
Florida in competition at the National
Convention next October.
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Clewiston FFA Chapter
Celebrates 20th Year
THE CLEWISTON FFA Chapter celebrated
their 20th year at the Annual Parent and
Son Banquet, during March, 1961. The
program was presented by a representa-
tive of each Future Farmer group of of-
ficers through the years, insofar as was
possible. Their interesting and witty
accounts of FFA activities gave the audi-
ence a bird's eye view of the progress
of the Chapter. The U. S. Sugar Corpor-
ation has aided the Chapter by providing
land and improved pasture, as well as in
other ways. The First Bank of Clewiston
has provided loans to buy a truck and
The Chapter presently is clear of debt,
Jackson Grain Company
prepared a special Fut
Farmers pamphlet to h
answer this question. V.
able information and sug[
tions show the step-by-s
"How Winners Are Mac
includes selecting a calf sui
for show, handling and tra
ing, exercise, grooming
preparation for the "gr
"How Winners Are Fe
offers a complete progr
from creep feeding time u
the show ring.
has a cash balance of $1,492.90, cattle
valued a $757, and cabbage estimated at
$314, and small acreage in peanuts and
in cane for cattle feed, according to Presi-
dent Wayne Morgan.
Delicious charcoal broiled steak was
served with corn, potato salad, cole slaw,
and apple pie, to approximately 46 mem-
bers and 80 guests. Future Homemakers
assisted in serving.
MEMBERS OF the Lake Weir Chapter,
FFA, conducted a beekeeping demonstra-
tion for Central Florida Beekeepers As-
sociation during the beekeepers regular
monthly covered-dish supper meeting, in
Tavares. The demonstration was of great
interest to the professional beekeepers.
tep This pamphlet may
help you raise a
winner. Send for
Jackson Grain Company
P. 0. Box 1290
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crete feedlot are heavier, healthier, have better appear-
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Steers lose weight wallowing around in mud. And when the
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That's why more and more feeders are going to concrete for
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THE MARK OF A
Jimmy Register Named
"1961 Outstanding Young
Farmer" of Jackson County
JIMMY REGISTER of Graceville has been
named as Jackson County's "Outstanding
Young Farmer for 1961". Announcement
was made recently by Judge Julian Lara-
more, President of the Marianna Jaycees.
Jimmy is a former member of the Grace-
ville FFA Chapter. He holds the State
and American Farmer Degrees in the
FFA, being the first Jackson County
member to receive the American Farmer
honor. He operates a 430 acre farm, with
dairying as the major enterprise. Young
Register will compete for State Young
Leesburg FFA Chapter Wins
$1,069.00 in Prize Money
AT A recent meeting of the PTA in Lees-
burg, the program was presented by the
Leesburg High School FFA Chapter.
They demonstrated how a Chapter Meet-
ing was carried out, each FFA officer
presenting the duties of his office, and
the entire group pronounced the Creed
of the organization, which has forty-seven
members at LHS. As a final to the
program, the Chapter President awarded
to the members the ribbons they won at
the Lake County Fair. The local Chap-
ter won thirty-six ribbons from a total of
thirty-one exhibits, and earned $1,069 in
William Thornhill Wins
$500 Borden Scholarship
WILLIAM R. THORNIILL, University of
Florida dairy student from Winter Haven,
has won the annual $500 Borden Scholar-
ship, reports Dr. E. L. Fouts, Head of the
Dairy Science Department. The scholar-
ship is based on highest average grades
in dairying and student leadership.
Thornhill, a dairy manufacturing major,
will graduate from the University in June.
Tree Planting Event
BROOKSVILLE CHAPTER held a tree plant-
ing demonstration at the Chapter forest.
They demonstrated how to plant pine
trees on a four-acre plot, prepared last
summer. Their forest is located eight
miles north of town off U. S. 41 above the
McKethan Lake area. An invitation to
the general public was extended for this
Bomb Shelter is Exhibited
THE FIRST Survival Bomb Shelter to be
be shown in Lake County was on exhibit
at the recent Lake County Fair. The
pre-fabricated all-metal shelter was erect-
ed by the members of the Tavares FFA.
Best Over-All School Exhibit
AT THE recent Hendry County Fair, the
exhibit of the LaBelle FFA Chapter w.is
given a special award as "Best Over-all
A national organization to improve and extend the uses of concrete
The Florida Future Farmer
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their oyster project.
The East Bay FFA Chapter will use
their money to install an irrigation sys-
tem in connection with their vegetable
plot, growing ornamentals, and pasture
The Pinetta Junior Chapter will use
their money in the production of vege-
tables, ornamentals, and pomolgy on the
chapter land laboratory plot.
The Pompano chapter will use their
money in establishing demonstration
grass plots of various lawn and pasture
The Vernon Chapter is building a new
corn crib in connection with their farm
machinery and tool shed on the land
The Gainesville Chapter will use their
money in assisting to purchase a trailer
to haul the Chapter tractor on, for safety
and economy reasons.
The above projects were approved be-
cause it was felt that they would assist
the FFA members in demonstrating
many improved practices that they felt
were needed in the community.
(Continued from page 4)
Chipley, Adult Guidance of Junior Con-
Regional winners were:
Forestry: Mrs. W. S. Miller, Bartow;
Alan Harvey, Macclenny; Charley Soule,
Pensacola; Mike Chance, Naples, and
Dick Seitner, Eau Gallie.
Soil Conservation: Robert N. Morris,
Tampa; Ralph Taylor, Bell; V. J. Col-
lins, Caryville; Judge G. E. Bryant,
Okeechobee, and Boyd Williams, Ocala.
Game and fish programs: Kenneth D.
Morrison, Lake Wales; Dr. W. R. Prit-
chard, Gainesville; Dr. Howard Tiller,
Chipley; Charley Brookfield, Miami, and
Mrs. William Twyford, Leesburg.
Salt Water Conservation: Bob Bender,
Bradenton; Theresa Holloway, Jackson-
ville; James McNiel, Port St. Joe; Karl
R. Osborne, Vero Beach, and Knox Pur-
cell, Crystal River.
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