34th National Convention
February 17 to 24
FFA Membership by Chapters and Districts
Alachua (Santa Fe)
Alachua (Santa Fe Jr.)
Green Cove Springs
Lake City (Columbia)
Live Oak (Suwannee)
Live Oak (Williams)
(1) (2) (3) (4)
New Smyrna Beach
Ocala (Silver Springs)
Reddick (North Marion)
Summerfield (Lake Weir)
DISTRICT V (1) (2)
Aul.urndale 68 65
Bartow 139 110
3.30 Bradenton 43 60
Bradenton Junior 27 27
3.00 Bradenton-Southeast, Sr. 43 43
4.90 Bradenton-Southeast, Junior 82. 82
3.50 Brandon 136 123
5.90 Brandon-Horace Mann, Junior 58 38
3.50 Brooksville 36 38
Dade City 120 120
6.90 Ft. Meade 140 105
Frostproof 51 45
4.00 Haines City 51 51
10.00 Kathleen 73 65
Kathleen Junior 74 57
3.40 Lakeland 75 78
2.50 Lake Wales 47 46
Largo 93 31
Mulberry 68 67
3.00 New Port Richey 78 46
Palmetto 40 44
Pinecrest 129 70
(4) Plant City Sr. 61 66
Plant City, Jr. 73 73
5.90 St. Petersburg 34 33
6.30 Sarasota 53
5.00 Tampa-Chamberlin 60 58
5.50 Tampa-Franklin Jr. 61 49
4.60 Tampa-Hillsborough 23 23
2.00 Turkey Creek 240 171
2.00 Wimauma 73 73
2.00 Winter Haven 81 68
3.60 Winter Haven (Denison Jr.) 20 17
1.25 Winter Haven (Lake Alfred Jr.) 23 16
5.00 Zephyrhills 50 50
Homestead (South Dade)
(Column 1) number enrolled in Vocational Agriculture, (Column 2) membership, (Column 3) National Future Farmer Magazine Subscriptions,
(Column 4) donations to the J. F. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.
By Way of Editorial Comment:
The Habit of Democracy
By TOM ADAMS, Secretary of State
"MAN IS A CREATURE of habit," goes an old saying. And it is very true. We all live
largely by our habits. Because habits play such an important role in our lives, I
would like to urge you to develop another habit-the habit of democracy. Or, to put
it another way, the habit of being interested in your government and nation, the
habit of politics.
The habit of democracy must be a
living habit, a habit which stimulates
thought and action, not something that
is blind and unthinking.
I realize that it is perhaps unusual to
think of democracy and government as
something that can be a habit. But why -J -
not? Don't you think that democracy .
should be a habit for Americans as much
as brushing teeth or watching TV?
Unfortunately, for too many Ameri-
cans, democracy is not a habit. Less
than half the people in this country over ..
21 ever bother to exercise their right to r
vote. And certainly voting is the heart
of our democratic process.
How can you develop this very im-
portant habit of democracy? Simply by
getting started now, while you are in
your formative years.
A good place to begin is in your own
student government at school. If you
are not now active in student activities,
get active. Don't let the other fellow
always run the show. Insist on exercis-
ing your share of the responsibility and TOM ADAMS
You have an excellent opportunity, only fun, it can be very rewarding. It is
also, in your chapter of the Future an excellent way to develop your per-
Farmers and your other chapter activi- sonality and your ability to work with
ties. And don't neglect your church and others. Such participation is also the
civic responsibilities. first step in preparing yourself for good
Participating in such activities is not citizenship in adult life.
The Cover AFTER THE ELECTION: On the stage at the 34th Annual
State FFA Convention, everyone was all smiles as can
be seen by the faces of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Butler, parents of Victor, the new 1961-62
National President. Dr. A. W. Tenney, past National Executive Secretary and the
new National Advisor: Bill Gunter, former member of the Suwannee Chapter at Live
Oak, past State Vice-President (1952-53), National President (1954-55), residing in
Orlando; Hal Davis, Quincy, past State President 1947-48 and National Vice-Presi-
dent 1950-51; Doyle Conner, Starke and Tallahassee, past State President 1946-47,
National President 1948-49, now State Commissioner of Agriculture; H. E. Wood,
Advisor, Florida FFA Association; and Dr. W. T. Spanton, past National Advisor
as of November 1, 1961.
But don't stop here in developing the
habit of democracy. You must also get
in the habit of being interested in your
local, state, and national governments,
and the people who run them. True,
you may not yet be old enough to vote,
but now is the time to learn about govern-
ment so that when you can vote you will
be able to do so intelligently.
There are a multitude of reasons why
you should be interested in government
now. Knowledge of government is one
of the most practical and down-to-earth
things you can learn. For one thing, few
things in life affect you any more than
government. Every day of the year your
life is affected by government in many
The wonderful thing about democracy
is that it gives the individual an opportu-
nity to change the things he doesn't like
about his government, to do things to
make his life richer and better.
For instance, the road you take to
school may be filled with potholes and
uncomfortable, if not unsafe. Or poor
flood control in your district might cause
periodic flooding on your farm.
If you take the trouble, and your cause
is right, you can do something about
these problems. You can persuade others
to your cause and thereby trigger action
by government. If the officials of govern-
ment are unsympathetic to the desires
of the majority on such issues, you can
help to elect new officials at the next
election. Politics is as close to home
and downright practical as that, but too
few people seem to realize it.
Your responsibility now is to learn all
you can about government, to take an
active interest in your local, state, and
national problems. Read your news-
papers regularly and keep informed
about what is going on. Discuss politics
with your friends.
Some of you may wish to go farther
and make a career out of politics.
In any event, whether your participa-
tion in politics will be as an elected
official or an average citizen, I urge you
to make politics your business. For in a
democracy, politics is everybody's bus-
Get in the habit of democracy, now!
VOL. XXIII, No. 1
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under Act of March 3, 1879, at the
Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida. Advertising Representative: Cody Publications, Inc., 847-2801, Box
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STATE OFFICERS, 1961-62
President ............ Charles A. Beck, Chiefland
1st Vice-President .. George T. Baragona, Vernon
2nd Vice-Pres. Charles C. McIntosh, Jr., Dover
3rd Vice-Pres.. Henry H. Raattama, Jr., LaCrosse
4th Vice-Pres. ..Walter B. Dickson Crawfordville
5th Vice-President ..... John Douthat, Wildwood
6th Vice-President ...Willie Veal, Jr., Canal Point
Executive Secretary ..... A. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser ....... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee
for Winter, 1962
NATIONAL OFFICERS, 1961-62
President ... Victor Butler, Jr., Havana, Florida
1st Vice-Pres.. James Prewitt, Kirbyville, Texas
2nd Vice-Pres. Darryl W. Eastvold, Mayville, N.D.
3rd Vice-Pres. James R. McCutcheon, ReedyW.Va.
4th Vice-Pres. Keith N. Simmons, Enterprise, Ore.
Student Sec. Richard C. Black, Prairie Grove, Ark.
Exec. Sec'y Wm. Paul Gray, Washington, D. C.
Exec. Treasurer. J. M. Campbell, Woodstock, Va.
Nat. Advisor . Dr. A. W. Tenney, Wash., D. C.
The Florida Future Farmer
Some of the Florida Delegates, Advisors, Parents, and Friends at
Convention, Kansas City, Missouri.
the 34th Annual
Highlights of the 34th Annual Nat'l
Convention at Kansas City Are Given
THE FLORIDA delegation to the 34th An-
nual National FFA Convention in Kan-
sas City, Missouri, October 10-13, 1961,
numbered more than 177 persons. About
sixty-three local Chapters were repre-
sented and twenty-two Chapter Advis-
ers, along with many school officials,
parents and friends were present.
The official delegates representing
Florida were past-State President Vic-
tor Butler, of Havana Chapter, and
State President Charles (Chuck) Beck,
of the Chiefland Chapter. Alternate
delegates were Charles (Chuck) McIn-
tosh, Turkey Creek Chapter; Henry
Raattama, Jr., Santa Fe Chapter at
Alachua; Walter Dickson, Sopchoppy
Chapter; and Willie Veal, Jr., Pahokee
Lewis Ward, Havana Chapter, and
Jimmy Ray Sanchez, Branford Chapter,
were in the National Band. "Chuck"
McIntosh participated in the National
Talent Program, of which he was Mas-
ter of Ceremonies again this year. Also,
he played at many of the breakfasts,
luncheons, and dinners held during the
Convention. The Groveland String Band
was also in great demand for the Talent
Dr. E. W. Garris, Head Teacher
Trainer in Agricultural Education, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, was an
honored guest at the Convention, and
received the Honorary American Farm-
Don Nicholson, of the Quincy Chap-
ter, received the Southern Regional
Farm Electrification Award.
The Bradenton, Fort Pierce, and
Quincy Chapters received the Gold Em-
blem Award in the National Chapter
David King, of the Jasper Chapter,
State winner of the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Forestry Contest, made a tour
of New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia,
and St. Louis, before he arrived at the
National Convention. Houston Taff,
and his Adviser, Shepard Young, of
Crawfordville Chapter, State winner in
the Naval Stores Forestry Contest, at-
tended the Convention. A. P. Hughes,
Chapter Adviser, and Stanley Carver, of
the Milton Chapter, attended the Con-
vention as winners of the St. Regis
Willie Veal, Jr., of Pahokee Chapter,
substituted for George Culverhouse, Jr.,
of Ft. Pierce, 1961 Star State Farmer,
in carrying the Florida State Flag in
the "Massing of the State Flags Cere-
mony," during the presentation of the
Star Farmer Awards.
Also appearing on the National Con-
vention Program was the Honorable
Doyle E. Conner, State Commissioner
of Agriculture and Past-National FFA
President, who made the main address
on Wednesday afternoon. Other Past-
National Officers from Florida who
were present, were: Hal Davis, Quincy,
pa s t-National Vice-president; Bill
Gunter, of the Suwannee Chapter, Live
Oak, past-National President; and
Jacques Waller, Adviser of the Pine-
crest Chapter, past-National Vice-Presi-
Ronald Thompson, of the Marianna
Chapter, winner of the State Feeder
Steer Award, and his parents, attended
the Convention, with part of their ex-
penses being paid by the Florida Cattle-
Receiving the American Farmer De-
gree, were: Victor Butler, Havana; Gene
Curls, Santa Fe Chapter, Alachua; Walt-
er B. Edwards, Jr., Monticello; Roy
Leon Hagan, Jr., Lakeview Chapter,
Winter Garden; P. L. Keen, Bradenton;
Randy King, Jasper; Ray Rhodes,
Ocala; Edward Henry Vertommen, Pa-
hokee; and Jack H. Walker, South
Dade Chapter, Homestead.
Some other Floridians attending the
Convention were: Mr. James Saunders,
Agricultural Engineer, Florida Power
Corporation, St. Petersburg; Mr. Ted
Pendarvis, Acting Chief, Florida State
Marketing Bureau, of Jacksonville; Mr.
W. G. Stephens, Principal of Jefferson
High School, Monticello; Mr. and Mrs.
C. V. Butler, parents of Victor, Havana;
Mrs. Bill Gunter, Orlando; Mr. Lester
Hodge, member of the Board of Public
Instruction, Alachua County; Mr. Hol-
loway, father of Baughn Holloway, a
member of the Tavares Chapter; Mr.
and Mrs. Carlton, parents of Wayne
Carlton, State winner in Beef Breeding
Contest; Mrs. King, Mother of Randy;
Mr. J. Ray Bridges, Auburandale; Mr.
Murdock Sullivan, Frostproof; and Mr.
George Harmony, of Live Oak.
The climax of the Convention for the
Florida delegation came Friday morn-
ing, as the Nominating Committee an-
nounced that Victor Butler, of Havana,
was nominated as the National Presi-
dent for 1961-62. Each member as
nominated by the Committee was elect-
ed unanimously by the delegates at the
The Florida Future Farmer
National FFA Week, Feb. 17 to Feb. 24, 1962
"Honoring Rural Opportunities and Responsibilities" will be the general
theme for National FFA Week, February 17-24, 1962, as observed by the
160 Chapters and 8700 members in Florida. Kits of material will be avail-
able from the Future Farmer Supply Service, Alexandria, Virginia, after
the chapters receive the samples.
Victor Butler, Havana FFA Chapter, National President, and Charles
Beck, Chiefland State President, will be presented a Proclamation for
Future Farmer Week by Governor Farris Bryant.
This year, The Outdoor Advertising Association of Florida, and their
members, are cooperating by donating seventy-four 12 x 24 billboards in
promoting Future Farmer Week.
FFA members should plan what will be done in their community to ob-
serve Future Farmer Week.
Nine Florida FFA Members received the American Farmer Degree at the 34th Annual National Convention in Kansas City.
Pictured are: P. L. Keen, Bradenton; Walter Edwards, Jr., Monticello; Leon Hagan, Winter Garden; Randy King, Jasper; Ray
Rhodes, Ocala; and Gene Curls, Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua. Not pictured: Victor Butler, Havana; Edward Henry Vertom-
men, Pahokee and Jack Walker, South Dade Chapter at Homestead. Others in picture: Hal Davis, Quincy, past National
Vice-President; Doyle Conner, Starke and Tallahassee, past National President, now State Commissioner of Agriculture; Jim
Saunders, Agricultural Engineer, Florida Power Corporation, St. Petersburg; H. E. Wood, Advisor, Florida FFA Association;
and Dr. E. W. Garris, Head Teacher-Trainer, Agricultural Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, who received the
Honorary American Farmer Degree.
FFA Judging School Held at U. of F.
THE FFA JUDGING SCHOOL was held at
the University of Florida. Arrangements
for the school were made by members of
the Collegiate FFA Chapter who also
helped conduct the activities. Thirty
chapters were represented in this judging
school, coming from Blountstown and
Monticello in the north and west to Saint
Cloud, Lakeland and Winter Haven in
the south. The program started at the
University of Florida Livestock Pavilion
where 189 Future Farmers judged three
classes of Herefords, two classes of
Angus and three classes of Landrace and
Duroc gilts. The placing of these animals
along with comments and suggestions for
judging were given by Don Wakeman,
Assistant Professor of Animal Husbandry,
University of Florida.
In the afternoon members from twenty-
four chapters went to the University of
Florida dairy at Hague where they
judged three classes of Guernseys and
three classes of Jerseys. H. L. Somers,
herdsman at the Dairy Research Unit at
Hague selected the classes and made the
arrangements at the dairy for this
judging. He also gave the Future Farmers
some very excellent suggestions as he
discussed his placing of the dairy cows.
Our group appreciates the courtesies
and assistance extended to its members
by cooperation personnel in the Animal
Husbandry Department at the University
of Florida. The continued interest of
these Future Farmers during a very cold
and disagreeable day was very commend-
FFA Judging at the Southeastern Duroc Congress
SIXTY-FIVE MEMBERS judged exceptionally
fine hogs at the Southeastern Duroc
Congress January 16, 1962. The follow-
ing Florida Chapters were represented:
Bell, Branford, Greenville, Jasper, Mayo,
Lake Butler, Pinetta, Santa Fe Junior
and Senior, Suwannee and J. F. Williams
at Live Oak. Sonny Stewart represented
the Shellman, Georgia FFA Chapter.
Bred gilts, open gilts, boars and bar-
rows were judged. In addition to the
vouth participation, adults judged in the
following groupings: Pure Bred Breeders,
Commercial Producers, Ladies' Division,
and Adults, Miscellaneous. All judging
was done on an individual basis and after
the judging cards were turned in, various
contestants, including ladies, youths and
producers, gave their placings and rea-
sons. This was followed by the state-
ment of the placings by a representative
of the official judging committee.
First and second place awards were
given in each division. In the youth
division Bobby McMillan of Jasper won
first place with a total of 191 out of a
possible 200 points. Second place was
won by a 4-H member. Other high scor-
ing FFA members were Mitchell Philman
of the Bell Chapter and Sonny Stewart
of the Shellman Chapter, 177 each;
Jerry Herring, Pinetta Chapter, 173;
Gene Kirby of Santa Fe, Senior, and
Glenn Martin, Bell, with 169 each.
for Winter, 1962
Tommy Smith, President, Quincy FFA Chapter, receiving congratulations from
Doyle Conner, past State President 1946-47, National President 1948-49 and now
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. for the chapter receiving the National Gold
Emblem Award. L to R: Hal Davis, former member of the Quincy Chapter, State
President 1947-48 and National Vice-President 1950-51; Murray Langford, Quincy
Chapter Adviser, and H. E. Wood, Adviser, Florida Association, FFA. Other two
Chapters in Florida that received the Gold Emblem were Bradenton and Ft. Pierce.
Florida State Fair Plans Announced
AT THE annual State Beef and Dairy
Cattle Shows at the Florida State Fair
in Tampa, FFA members and Chapters
will be exhibiting for Fair Awards of
blue $10.; red $7.50; white $5. The Ral-
ston Purina Company, Tampa, James
E. Jewett, Manager, will supply feed
for the FFA Beef and Dairy Animals
while on exhibit at the Florida State
All Dairy Cattle entries will be in the
barn by midnight Monday, February
5, 1962, as the Judging will begin at
9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6th.
Then the cattle will be released at 6:00
p.m. Saturday, February 10th and must
clear the Fairgrounds not later than
8:00 a.m. Sunday, February 11th.
On Tuesday, February 6th, the Great-
er Tampa Chamber of Commerce will
be hosts to the Dairy Cattle Exhibitors
for lunch in the Little Auditorium.
The Florida Dairy, Inc., is sponsor-
ing a Fitting Contest with awards of
$5.00, $4.00, $3.00, $2,00, and $1.00.
The West Coast Milk Producers Asso-
ciation is sponsoring a Showmanship
Contest with awards of $5.00, $4.00,
$3.00, $2.00 and $1.00.
Florida Ayrshire Breeders Associa-
tion will award a registered Ayrshire
heifer calf to the 4-H or FFA exhibitor
making the highest score in the Ayr-
shire Calf Contest. Ronald V. Musser,
Ayrshire Breeder, Huntsville, Ohio will
present a Silver Award to the Exhibitor
of the FFA Champion Ayrshire female.
The Florida Guernsey Cattle Club
will present a special plaque to the ex-
hibitor of the Champion Guernsey fe-
The Florida Jersey Cattle Club will
present a special plaque to the exhibitor
of the Champion Jersey female.
The Roseda Memorial Trophy given
by Mr. and Mrs. Melvin W. Vernon,
Jr., to the FFA exhibitor showing the
cow with the high M E 4 % corrected
milk record. The record must have
been made on some type of official rec-
ognized production test in the program.
All breeds are eligible. Notification of
this should be made at the time the
animals are entered.
The Hillsborough County Cattlemen's
Association will present a Herdsmen's
Trophy to, the exhibitor based on clean-
liness of herd, stalls and isles, the neat-
ness and deportment of exhibitor, and
promptness in getting animals into the
The Florida Dairy Products Associa-
tion, Inc.'s rotating, trophy will be
awarded to the FFA member making
the best record in the annual State FFA
During the second week of the Florida
State Fair, the FFA Beef Cattle will be
on exhibit. The Beef Cattle must not
be brought to the State Fairgrounds un-
til after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February
11th and must be in place by midnight.
Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday,
February 13. These animals will be
released after 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb-
ruary 17, and must clear the Fairgrounds
not later than 8:00 a.m. Sunday, Febru-
Fat Cattle Show
Many Future Farmers are preparing
the steers to show at the 8th Annual
Florida Fat Stock Show and Sale, which
is sponsored jointly by the Agricultural
Committee of the Greater Tampa
Chamber of Commerce and the Florida
Cattlemen's Association. The animals
will be entered on Tuesday, February
6th and be on exhibit until they are sold
on Friday, February 9th. Judging will
be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February
8th, and the sale at 1:30 p.m. on Friday,
Many premiums and awards will be
given for the Grand and Reserve Cham-
pion of the Show and in each division,
along with the first five winners in each
class. There will be special herdsmen's
awards and record book awards this
All of the animals entered will be
eligible for the Florida Table Beef Con-
test, which is sponsored by the Florida
Retail Federation and the Greater
Tampa Chamber of Commerce. All
carcasses grading prime on the rail will
receive an additional premium of $10.
Other awards being presented for the
top three places in each class, with
trophies going to the Grand and Re-
serve Champion carcass. For other
awards, see the Florida State Fair
Premium List, pages 128-134.
The Florida Power Corporation pre-
sents a permanent Trophy for the best
barrow exhibited by a 4-H or FFA
member determined in carcass competi-
Many awards will be presented to the
exhibitor of poultry and eggs. See pages
136-140 in the Florida State Fair Prem-
There will be a special Youth Poultry
and Egg Judging Contest for those ex-
hibiting at the State Fair. The State
Champion FFA Poultry and Egg Judg-
ing Team will receive a trip to the Amer-
ican Royal Livestock Show and Horse
Show in Kansas City, which is spons-
ored annually by the Forida State De-
partment of Agriculture. Then, there
are awards of $10.00, $7.50, and $5.00
for the high teams in poultry and in
In the Youth Rabbit Show, a rotating
trophy will be presented by the State
Department of Agriculture. For other
awards for exhibitors of rabbits, see
pages 143 and 144 of the Premium List.
The Florida Future Farmer
~ A ~ ~IL
Dur. A. W eDsier ienney
Is Named New
National FFA Advisor
DR. A. WEBSTER Tenney has been ap-
pointed Director of the Agricultural
Education Branch, in the Division of
Vocational Education, U. S. Office of
Education, succeeding Dr. W. T. Span-
ton who retired on October 31, 1961.
In this position, Dr. Tenny automatic-
ally becomes National Advisor of the
Future Farmers of America, Chairman
of the National FFA Board of Directors,
and President of the Future Farmers of
America Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Tenney came to the U. S. Office
of Education in 1943 and served to 1957
as National Executive Secretary of the
FFA. During eight years of that per-
iod, he also served as Program Special-
ist, being concerned with administra-
tion of the entire program of vocational
education in agriculture in the 13-state
Central Region. From 1957 to 1959,
he relinquished his duties as FFA Ex-
ecutive Secretary to spend full time in
the Program Specialist work.
Taking leave of absence from the Of-
fice of Education, in 1959 Dr. Tenney
served one year as the first Executive
Director of the Agricultural Hall of
Fame in Kansas City. He then return-
ed to Washington as Program Analyst
for the Division of Vocational Educa-
tion, a position held up to his present
appointment. One of his major tasks
in this work was service as chairman of
a task force created to develop and
write a treatise entitled "Vocational Ed-
ucation in the Next Decade," pointing
out the needs for expanding and im-
proving vocational educational pro-
grams conducted through the public
;i- schools of the United States. Earlier,
he had authored several bulletins and
S two books dealing with vocational agri-
culture and FFA subjects.
Dr. Tenney was born at Ten Mile,
West Virginia. He attended, public
S schools in West Virginia, received a
B.S.A.E. degree from the University of
| Florida, and M.A. degree from Ohio
State University, studied at Cornell
University, and received the D. Ed. de-
gree from New York University. Prior
to his coming to Washington in 1943,
he taught vocational agriculture in
Florida at Plant City and Deland;
served as critic teacher in vocational ag-
riculture and as Professor of Agricul-
tural Education at the University of
Florida. He served for one year as
assistant supervisor of the Food Pro-
duction and War Training program in
In 1956, at the request of the State
Department, he visited the agricultural
high schools and universities in Japan
and attended the national convention of
the Future Farmers of Japan.
Dr. and Mrs. Tenney make their
home in the suburban Washington area,
S near Falls Church, Virginia.
for Winter, 1962
Every Future Farmer knows that Reddy
Kilowatt is increasingly replacing old-
fashioned muscle power and brightening the
I future of farming. Now, with the flip of a
switch, scores of chores now get done easier,
quicker and better the modern electric way
S ... for better crops, healthier animals,
increased production, faster processing...
and a greater future for the Future Farmer.
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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
HELPING BUILD FLORIDA
NOW IS THE TIME
To complete your State Farmer Degree applications and send them to
your Area Supervisor by February 1. Be sure that the test and a picture
are attached to the application.
The same thing applies to the American Farmer Degree applicants.
To finish making plans to attend and participate in activities at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa.
To complete plans for your Naval Stores project in 1962 and get your
entry form to the State Office by February 1.
To check your Farm Mechanics and Electrification application, get it
typed and to your Area Supervisor by March 1.
To do the same thing with your Dairy Farming and Soil and Water
Management applications due March 15.
To keep the chips flying, and woods fire out and get your Forestry ap-
plication in for the S. A. L. Award and the Rayonier Scholarship (See
Spring Issue Florida Future Farmer Magazine) by April 1.
To win the Chapter Public Speaking, send three copies of the speech to
the Sub-District Chairman by April 3, as the Sub-District is scheduled for
April 13 -14.
Above are shown a portion of the thousands of young FFA and FHA members who attended FFA Day at the 1961 rida State Fair in Tampa where they saw several outstanding men receive the Honorary State Farmer Degree.
a Annual FFA )ay Program at
ff r I- ee UOU a
Florida State Fair to be
Held February 10, 1962
Present for the delivery of the 1961 Ford Tractor at Ft. Pierce were: (L to R,
Kneeling)-Bert Jones, Reporter; Irving Hamrick, Chaplain. (L to R, Standing)-Mr.
Payne Sebring, Local Ford Tractor Dealer; Mr. Ben L. Bryan, Superintendent of
St. Lucie County Schools; Mr. George Blackburn, Zone Salesman for Florida Ford
Tractor Company; Mr. Padgett, Mayor of Ft. Pierce; Mr. Ed Raikes, Adviser; Mr.
Rollin Tedder, Chairman of Advisory Council and School Board Member. Seated
on Tractor Bob Suit, Sentinel. Boys standing in the rear are members of the Ft.
Pierce Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.
UPON ENTERING the State Fair Grounds
everyone will go directly to the Grand-
stand for registration and the special
FFA Day Program.
Before the program starts group lead-
ers will 'be labeled and stationed at inter-
vals in front of the Grandstand, and mem-
bers of the Dairy Judging Teams ivill be
told when to move out to their respective
groups, which will go directly to the Mayo
Livestock Pavilion. After the program
group leaders for the livestock judging
contest (beef, cattle, and hogs) will be
stationed in front of the Grandstand and
members of the Judging Team will be-
told when to move out to their respective
General information for Judging
Teams; for each Chapter, three boys will
compose a team in livestock judging.
There will be no substitutions in any of
the contests after judging begins.
Each group will be given a total of ten
F.F.A. DAY PROGRAM FLORIDA STATE FAIR TAMPA FEBRUARY 10, 1962
General Program Chairman-H. E. Wood, State Supervisor of Agricultural Education
Master of Ceremonies-Charles A. Beck, State President of Florida Association, F.F.A.
8:00 a.m.-Admission to State Fair Grounds and
Assemble in Grandstand
8:00-8:45 a.m. -Registration
8:45 a.m.-Organizing Dairy Cattle Judging
8:45-9:00 a.m.-Groveland F.F.A. String Band
9:00-9:05 a.m.-Invocation and Salute to the Flag
9:05-9:10 a.m.-Welcome Address-Carl D. Brorein,
President of Florida State Fair Asso-
9:10-9:15 a.m.-Introduction of Guests, H. E. Wood,
State Adviser, F. F. A. and Charles C.
McIntosh, Jr., State Vice-President
9:15-9:20 a.m.-Greetings-Honorable Thomas D.
Bailey, State Superintendent of Pub-
9:20-9:25 a.m.-Remarks by Cabinet Officials
9:25-9:35 a.m.--Presentation of Honorary State Farm-
er Degree by State Officers of the
Florida Association, F.F.A.
9:35-9:50 a.m.-Awarding Ribbons to Grand Champ-
ion Winners in F.F.A. Livestock Show
-Honorable Doyle Conner, Commis-
sioner of Agriculture, State of Florida
Presentation "Mechanizing Florida
Agriculture Awards" by G. H. W.
Schmidt, President, Florida Ford
Tractor Company, Jacksonville
9:50-9:55 a.m.-Harmonica-B row a rd Creamer,
9:55-10:05 a.m.-State FFA Sweetheart- Miss Mary-
jean Henyey, Hilliard
10:05-10:20 a.m.-Organizing Beef and Swine Judging
10:20-12:00 noon-Judging Contests
1:00-6:00 p.m.-Attending Auto Races, visiting Agri-
cultural and Commercial Exhibits
minutes for general inspection and offi-
cial placing of each of the four entries in
each class. Explicit instructions will be
given group leaders in Tampa before the
judging begins. These instructions will
be followed by all contestants.
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, addressing Future
Farmers and guests during FFA Day
ceremonies at the Florida State Fair.
The Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1962
Meet at the Fair! It's Florida's greatest annual attraction! See elab-
orate colorful arrays of products of Florida's farms, groves and
ranches. Enjoy interesting industrial, educational and commercial
displays, juried art & crafts exhibition, women's exhibits, horticultural
displays, and the 16th Annual Florida Electrical Exposition.
Thrill to auto races and the big, gay Royal American Shows midway!
See it often! See it all!
Feb. 6- 9:00 AM FJA Dairy Cattle judging
Feb. 6-10:00 AM Youth Egg judging
Feb. 7-10:00 AM Poultry judging (Youth Show) FEBRUARY 6- 17
Feb. 8-10:00 AM Youth Rabbit judging
Feb. 8- 1:00 PM Fat Stock judging
Feb. 9- 7:00 PM FFA Poultry team judging
Feb. 10- 9:00 AM FFA Team judging-Dairy,
Beef and Swine
Feb. 12- 9:00 AM Youth Beef Cattle judging
"HAMMING IT UP"-Three of the Seaboard Railroad's six state FFA forestry
winners (left to right) Gene Merritt of Wren, S. C., David King of Jasper, Fla., and
Dillard Franklin of Appomattox, Va., merrily inspect the fine country ham the young
Future Farmers are about to present to The Honorable Richardson Dilworth, Mayor
of Philadelphia, who had just extended the party an official welcome to the city.
Philadelphia was one stop on a tour which included visits to such points as Richmond,
Va., New York City, Baltimore, Md., and Kansas City, Mo., where they attended the
National Convention of Future Farmers of America held annually in that city.
Six Forestry Winners Make Tour
On Way to National Convention
SIX OUTSTANDING young farm boys from
the Southeastern States, members of
the Future Farmers of America, who
were selected for their accomplishments
in forestry in a cooperative program
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Company, were the principal
speakers at a special luncheon given by
the Seaboard Railroad in their honor
on Monday, October 9th, in Philadel-
phia, Pa., and at the regular luncheon
program of The Rotary Club of Balti-
more, Md. Both luncheons were attend-
ed by top business and industrial leaders
in the respective areas. The young
farm boys were accompanied by Robert
N. Hoskins, general forestry agent, who
heads the Seaboard's forestry program.
Official welcomes were extended the
party by The Honorable Richardson
Dilworth, Mayor of Philadelphia, and
The Honorable J. Harold Grady, Mayor
of Baltimore. These cities were two
stops in a tour which carried them to
Richmond, Va., New York City, Phila-
delphia, Baltimore and then on to Kan-
sas City, Mo., where they attended the
National Convention of the Future
Farmers of America held annually at
The six young farm boys who made
the tour included Dillard Franklin of
Appomattox, Va., Rodney Howell of
West Jefferson, N. C., Gene Merritt of
Wren, S. C., Warren Paulk of Pearson,
Ga., Clarence Poe of Suttle, Ala., and
David King of Jasper, Fla., each one
the state winner in his respective state.
The total forestry accomplishments
of the six state FFA forestry winners
for 1961 included the planting of 152,-
000 seedlings, constructing 71/2 miles of
fire breaks, gum farming 850 faces and
the harvesting of 198 cords of pulpwood,
141 cords of fuel wood, 4,720 fence posts
and 147,105 board feet of sawlogs.
MEMBERS OF the Lakeland FFA Chapter
are beautifying the Lakeland Senior
High School campus on the north-
east side of Lake Homey, as their con-
tribution toward beautifying the city, in
cooperation with the Lakeland Beautifi-
cation Committee of the Chamber of
National Winners in
Judging Contest Announced
THE BRADENTON Dairy Judging Team,
composed of Phil P. Davidson, Ronald
E. Stewart, and Jesse Van Fossen, with
Leo H. Bryan as alternate, and their
Adviser Dudley W. Heflin, represented
Florida in the National Dairy Judging
Contest, at Waterloo, Iowa, sponsored
by the Tribune Company, WFLA-WF-
In Dairy Cattle Judging, the team won
a Bronze Plaque, and individual plac-
ings were: Bronze Emblems to Philip
Davidson and Ronald E. Stewart; Hon-
orable Mention to Leo H. Bryan.
In Dairy Products Judging, the team
won Participation, arid individual plac-
ings were: Silver Emblem to Ronald E.
Stewart; Participation to Philip David-
son and Leo H. Bryan.
In the National Livestock Judging
Contest, at Kansas City, Missouri, the
Starke FFA Livestock Judging Team,
composed of Wayne Stalnaker, Louie
Johns, and Henry Mizell, with Henry
Harrell as alternate, with the Adviser
Curtiss A. Marlowe, represented Flor-
In Livestock Judging, the team re-
ceived Honorable Mention, and individ-
ual placings were: Bronze Emblem to
Louie Johns; Honorable Mention to
Wayne Stalnaker and Henry Mizell.
In the National Meats Judging Con-
test, Florida was represented by a team
composed of Jim Busby and Jody
Hodge, of the Santa Fe Chapter,
Alachua, and John Moreman and Hale
Stancil, of the Silver Springs Chapter,
Ocala. The Team received a Silver
Plaque, and individual placings were:
Gold Emblem to Jim Busby and to John
Moreman; Bronze Emblem to Jody
The Hialeah Poultry Judging Team
represented Florida in the National
Contest, and was composed of Richard
Roberts, Douglas Orr, and Ronnie Mc-
Cranie, with Hoyt Northcutt as alter-
nate, and their adviser B. G. Cromer.
The Team received a Bronze Emblem,
and individual placings were: Bronze
Emblems to Douglas Orr and Ronnie
McCranie; Honorable Mention to Rich-
Suhl Wins First Place in
GARY SUHL, Kissimmee FFA Chapter,
received $25 from Dairy Products Asso-
ciation as first place winner in the Es-
say Contest "How a Better Pasture Was
Developed on our Farm." Second place
winner, receiving $15, was Charles Wal-
ler of the Bartow Chapter; 3rd place
winner, receiving $10, was Leroy Bryan,
Kathleen Chapter. Charles was the
State Dairy Farmer Winner for 1961
and also this was the second year that
he won second place in the Essay Con-
test. His Essay was printed in the Fall
Issue of Florida Dairy News, page 14.
The Florida Future Farmer
Brengle is First Floridian
Officer of N. J. V. G. A.
ATTENDING THE National Junior Vege-
table Growers Association Convention in
Detroit, Michigan, under the sponsor-
ship of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable
Association, were the Vegetable Judging,
Grading, and Identification Team from
Palatka; the Demonstration Team from
Turkey Creek and the State Winner of
the Vegetable Production Contest from
The Palatka Chapter Team placing
second in the Na-
tion in the FFA
Division was com-
posed of Gerald
May and Greg
scored 3060 points
out of 3375. Ger-
ald was fifth high
E. sixth and Greg
was eighth. The
other top 5 State David Brengle
teams were Indi-
ana, first; New York, third; Michigan
fourth; and Massachusetts fifth. This
is the best that any Florida team has
ever scored in this contest.
John Allen, Pinecrest Chapter, 16
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton
Allen, of the Welcome community, won
the State Vegetable Production Contest
and attended the Convention in Detroit.
John Lee of the Turkey Creek Chap-
ter won the State Demonstration Con-
test at the annual Convention in Day-
tona Beach, and demonstrated the pro-
duction of strawberries in National
David Brengle of the Winter Haven
FFA Chapter served as Secretary of
the N. J. V. G. A. in 1961 and was elect-
ed Vice-President at the Annual meet-
ing in Detroit. David is the first Flor-
ida boy to serve as an Officer in the
N. J. V. G. A.
Seven New Chapters
THE NEW year sees seven new chapters
and a loss of two, giving a new high of
162 FFA Chapters in Florida.
Since the Frink School in District II
was combined with Blountstown, a loss
Because of the addition of a teacher
at Palatka, another new Junior Chapter
in District III.
The need of a Vocational Agriculture
teacher closed the DeLand, Jr. Chapter,
but the addition of a teacher at Kissim-
mee gives another new Junior Chapter.
Then, Lockhart Jr. became the sixth
Chapter in Orlando, all in District IV.
In District V, Kathleen Jr. Chapter
joins along with Denison Jr. and Lake
Alfred Jr. in Winter Haven.
Avon Park in Highlands County, Dis-
trict VI opened with 70 students and all
for Winter, 1962
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J. C. HAYNES, director of public relations
for Sears, Roebuck and Company's
southern territory for the past 24 years,
will retire effective January 31st, it was
He will be succeeded by W. Clyde
Greenway, an associate in the public re-
lations department for the past 17 years.
Haynes, who is taking early retirement
in order to pursue private interests,
joined Sears in 1926 shortly after the
mail order plant on Ponce de Leon Ave-
nue opened. He served in a number of
operating and department manager as-
signments before being appointed head
of the public relations department in
In his capacity as vice president and
director of the Sears-Roebuck Founda-
tion, Haynes was responsible for the
development of many of the Foundation's
educational, rural and urban improve-
ment programs throughout the South.
A native of Carroll County, Georgia
and long-time resident of DeKalb County,
Haynes has been prominent in civic and
educational activities of Atlanta and
Decatur for many years. He is im-
mediate past president of the DeKalb
Chamber of Commerce, is chairman of
the Decatur-DeKalb Library Board, is a
member of the Atlanta and Georgia State
Chambers of Commerce, a member of the
Public Relations Society of America, the
Decatur Presbyterian Church and the
Atlanta Athletic Club and an Honorary
State Farmer in Florida.
Greenway is also a native of Georgia
and a graduate of the University of
Georgia. Prior to joining Sears public
relations department in 1944, he taught
in Georgia public schools for several
In addition to his public relations
duties with Sears, he has also served as
Southern program director of the Sears-
Roebuck Foundation, administering its
programs in the eleven southeastern
He is former president of the Agricul-
ture Alumni Association of the University
of Georgia and has served as chairman
of the legislative committee of the as-
sociation for three years. He is vice
president of the Georgia Sportsmen's
Clubs and an Honorary State Farmer in
BRUCE LOURIE of Moline, Illinois, Vice-
President of Deere and Company, has
been named to serve during the next
year as chairman of the Sponsoring
Committee for the Future Farmers of
American Foundation, Inc.
The FFA Foundation is the organiza-
tion which provides funds for award
programs to stimulate higher achieve-
ment among vocational agriculture
students throughout the nation. Some
$180,000 is spent for this purpose each
year. Mr. Lourie's principal responsi-
bility as chairman of the Sponsoring
Committee will be to contact poten-
tial fund donors during the coming
He succeeds John C. (Jack) Denton
of Kansas City, President of the Spenc-
er Chemical Company.
Currently, more than 300 business
and industrial companies, organizations,
and individuals make annual contribu-
tions to support the FFA Foundation
program. Lourie's election took place
during a dinner meeting of the donors,
held in conjunction with the 34th an-
nual national convention of Future
Farmers of America held in Kansas City
in October. Deere and Company has
been a substantial contributor to the
FFA Foundation since it was organized
The Apopka High School Vocational Agriculture Department became the proud
owners of a Massey-Ferguson 35 Tractor to work their orange groves, and cooperative
projects on the school farm, and for instructional purposes in Vocational Agriculture
classes. Shown receiving the keys from Fred Joiner of the Joiner Auto Parts, Inc.,
Apopka, is Jimmie Cofeey, President of the Apopka Chapter. Others from left to
right: Bill Arrowsmith, Chaplain; Shelton Hawsey, Vo-Ag Instructor; Vaughn Buck,
Vice-President; Fred Joiner Jr., Student Adviser; Carl Meece, Secretary; Sam Car-
roll, Vo-Ag Instructor.
The Florida Future Farmer
W. C. Greenway
H. E. (Hank) Nickloy retires and Ed-
mund Butler will succeed him as Adver-
tising Manager of Mid-States Steel and
Wire Company of Crawfordsville, In-
Nickloy Retires from
Mid-States Steel and Wire
H. E. "HANK" Nickloy, Advertising
Manager, Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company, Crawfordsville, Indiana, retir-
ed at the end of 1961.
He has spent his entire business ca-
reer of more than 45 years with the
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company.
He started with them as an Accountant
in his native town of Adrian, Michigan,
in 1915. After holding various positions
with the company, he was promoted to
Advertising Manager in 1943. Hank,
as he is well known by his friends, has
been quite active in National, State and
Local activities of 4-H Club and the Fu-
ture Farmers of America.
Future Farmers who have received
the State Farmer Degree will remember
him along with Jack Salt, Sales Direct-
or of the Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company from Jacksonville, who pre-
sented annual awards at the State FFA
Convention for several years.
We will be looking forward to having
Mr. Nickloy at the State FFA Conven-
tion in June, with his wife, Pearl. This
is part of his plan to visit different
parts of the United States.
Mr. Edmund Butler, a native of Dar-
lington, Indiana, who has been Assist-
ant Advertising Manager, is planning
to attend the State Convention next
June. Mr. Butler and his wife, Jo-
Anne, have one son, who is about two
years of age. We are looking forward
to having him at the Convention, also.
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Income Tax Problems
Are Explained in Booklet
1962 FARMERS Tax Guide explains most
of the income tax rules which apply to
Farming. Dr. C. C. Moxley, Agrono-
mist with the Florida Agricultural Ex-
tension Service recommends this book-
let as a valuable aid to farmers in the
preparation of their 1962 income tax
The booklet contains a calendar that
tells when to pay taxes, file tax returns,
and do other things required by law.
There is also a check list of farm in-
come and expense items and a fill-in
income tax form with explanations.
February 15 is the legal deadline for
farmers to file income tax returns, ex-
cept those who filed tax estimate by
January 15. If an estimate is filed, the
farmer then has until April 16 to get
his final return finished and pay any
additional tax owed. Free copies are
available from County Agricultural
THE PALATKA FFA Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Team put on a demonstration at
a school of instruction conducted by the
Putnam County PTA Council.
for Winter, 1962
Wayne Carlton, Ft. Pierce FFA Chapter, State Winner of the Florida Cattlemen
FFA Beef Breeding Award, their President, Louis Gilbreath, and Chuck Beck, State
FFA President, at the Florida Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention in
11th Annual Beef Cattle
Short Course April 12-13-14
THE 11TH ANNUAL Beef Cattle Short
Course will be held at the University of
Florida in Gainesville April 12, 13, and 14.
The course will consist of lectures,
demonstrations, movies and slides. Field-
men for all the various beef cattle breed
associations and both Florida and out-of-
state speakers will appear on the pro-
gram. The breed representatives from
the various beef cattle associations will
take part in the program and will be
available to answer any questions con-
cerning their breed of cattle.
This year most of the Short Course
Winners in livestock
LISTED BELOW are the winners in the
Livestock Improvement Program, Beef
Cattle, for 1960-61. All heifers are valued
1. Turkey Creek-Heifer
2. Fort Meade-Heifer
5. Fort Pierce-$50.00
7. Wauchula (Peace River)-$25.00
10. Dade City-$5.00
Thirteen Chapters failed to have Re-
ports in at the time the Awards were
made. It is possible that some of these
Chapters would have been winners had
their Reports been available for judging.
Agricultural News Letter--
will be devoted to pastures and feeding
although many other topics will be dis-
Seven question and answer periods will
be provided during the Short Course for
those wishing further information on the
topics presented, so there will be plenty
of opportunity for questions. Anyone
interested in beef cattle is invited to
attend. Anyone wishing a copy of the
program or more information may obtain
it by writing to Dr. T. J. Cunha, Depart-
ment of Animal Science, University of
Florida Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Hervey Sharp
DR. HERVEY Sharpe has been appointed
Editor and Department head of the
University of Florida Agricultural Ex-
tension Service and Agricultural Exper-
iment Station Editorial Department.
He has been Acting Editor since April
30, and will fill the vacancy left by J.
Francis Cooper, who retired after 36
years of service.
Dr. Sharpe, a native of Bushnell,
graduated from the University of Flor-
ida with a B. S. and Masters Degree in
Agriculture; received his Ph.D. Degree
from Pennsylvania State University in
1953; and is a former Vocational Agri-
culture Teacher. He has been Audio-
Visual Specialist with the Editorial De-
partment since 1955.
He has served as Editor of Agreviews
and Tennessee Vocational Agriculture
News. Also, he was Associate Profes-
sor of Agricultural Education at the
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and an
Agricultural Research Specialist at the
University of Tennessee.
THE LABELLE FFA Chapter netted ap-
proximately $133.00 from the recent
Homecoming Barbecue they sponsored.
Meat for the event was donated, as were
the services of several women who pre-
pared and served the meal. The Chapter
expressed their appreciation to these peo-
ple for this generous aid.
Members of the Chapter are complet-
ing the hibiscus garden being planted in
Plant Park, and are planning a vegetable
AT A recent meeting of the Bradenton
Junior FFA Chapter, a progress report
was given on the new laboratory plot, lo-
cated at the Manatee Junior College.
This year the group took the task of
cleaning, plowing, irrigating, and plant-
ing ten acres of land. They have planted
beans, squash, cauliflower, cabbage, and
a main crop of strawberries. Last year
they planted 18,000 strawberry plants,
and this year they set out 30,000.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Lake Wales
Chapter Adviser and members of the
Chapter on the excellent picture-publicity
they were given recently on the elevated
nursery which they have developed thru
a Future Farmer Foundation Award. The
caption under the picture reads: "Nema-
todes don't bother this elevated nursery
developed by the local Chapter of the
Future Farmers of America. It holds
washed sand mixed with peat moss. J. C.
Lane, Advisor, says the nursery bed is
similar to some he saw at Snively Grove."
The Florida Future Farmer
Letter From Allan Alexander
Plans To Attend State Convention
Editor's Note: Many former Future
Farmers will remember Allan's visit in
the State of Florida during the spring
and summer of 1956. He is planning to
attend the State Convention in 1963.
Christmas time is a great time for re-
membering friends and relatives-not just
for presents, but for thoughts-loving
thoughts which one has accumulated dur-
ing the year. We may have been too
busy to put these thoughts on letters at
the time, but, nevertheless, the impres-
sions last and they make all feel good at
Nineteen hundred and sixty-one has
been a very happy year for Barb and me.
A big event in our lives was the arrival
of our daughter, Jenny Lee, born Sep-
tember 29, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. She is
gaining weight rapidly and delights us
more and more each day with her smiles.
She has big, blue eyes and brown hair
which looks as if it may be curly like
We are now enjoying ideal spring
weather and our pastures have never
looked better. Harvest time will soon be
with us, and, of course, following that our
two months of hot summer conditions.
Fortunately we live 20 miles from the
ocean and the late afternoon sea breezes
help to relieve the heat.
We have completed our home and now
have about 100 trees and shrubs set in
two acres of lawn surrounding the house
and cottage. Much work and "sweat"
has gone into the finished product, and
we are very satisfied with the result.
November, 1962, Barb and I plan to
travel to our Western Australian capital,
Perth, to attend the Empire Games. The
Duke of Edinburgh will officially open
Looking forward in great anticipation
to the New Year.
"We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We say it like a prayer,
When you wake Christmas morning,
May all your wish be there,
Oh! May the Spirit of the Christ
into your heart descend,
We wish you a Merry Christmas; it
Means You are our friend.
Sincere Greetings from
Allan and Barbara Alexander
LABELLE Future Farmers, along with
Adviser, Jim Culligan, have cleared
and planted twelve acres of pas-
ture on their new land laboratory
area. Fertilizer, and equipment for ap-
plying it, was donated by various busi-
ness men in the community. They have
built four livestock pens and a feed room.
Workmen are putting finishing touches
on the new vocational agriculture build-
ing. The School Board budgeted $4,000
for new furniture and shop equipment.
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tional Convention- "Honoring Rural Op-
portunities and Responsibilities." Panel
on left was titled "Today" with pictures
showing 1. Family Life. 2. Religions.
3. Health and Recreation. 4. Education.
5. Business Experience. Panel on right
was entitled "Tomorrow" with pictures
showing 1. Research and Information.
2. Management. 3. Business and In-
dustry. 4. Government. 5. Marketing.
The center panel had four large pic-
tures of farming in Florida and the slide
projector in front shows various scenes
of Vocational Agriculture in different De-
partments in the State. Pictures shown
in the projector were contributed by
Bradenton, Hillsborough County FFA
Federation, Starke, and Quincy.
Williamson is 1961
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STEVIE WILLIAMSON, 15 year old Sopho-
more of the Bonifay FFA Chapter, was
selected as Florida's 1961 Champion
Broiler Producer. He will represent
Florida in the Regional Contest spons-
ored by the Southeastern Poultry and
Egg Association. Stevie and his Voca-
tional Agriculture Teacher, Donnie
Treadwell, will attend the Southeast-
ern's Annual Convention, to be held in
Atlanta in January.
Stevie is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
C. Williamson of Bonifay. Poultry has
been his main cash enterprise and he
has produced over 40,000 broilers and
will market 10,000 more before he at-
tends the Convention. He operates on
a partnership basis with his father.
His other productive projects include
12 head of hogs for meat, 3 steers, along
with a number of improvement projects
and supplementary farm jobs. His leader-
ship activities include Class Officer,
member of the Chapter Program of
Work Committee and the Chapter Farm
Management Committee, and partici-
pated in Chapter Contests. He is past
President of his Training Union, and at
the present time is serving as Vice-Pres-
ident. At the present time, he holds the
Chapter Farmer Degree and has his
sight set on the State and American
Farmer Degree, and then becoming a
The Florida Future Farmer
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