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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
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Florida State Fair FFA Day

Champion Judging Teams

FFA Week

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It is my fond hope that my sons will
choose the beef cattle business as their
lifetime vocation. I sincerely hope many
of you will do likewise. I tell you, as I
have told them, cattle ranching is not
the easiest vocation. But, let me assure
you, as I have assured them, it is one of
the most rewarding.

You, AS MEMBERS of the Florida Associa-
tion of Future Farmers of America, have
an important responsibility. It's a re-
sponsibility that many of you probably
don't think much about from day to day.
That responsibility-determining the
future of Florida's agriculture industry.
As the name of your organization
plainly states, you are the Future Farm-
ers of Florida. Your efforts either will
make Florida agriculture more import-
ant, more productive and more prosper-
ous, or your lack of efforts will cause it
to decline, as it has in so many states.
Already, as evidenced by your mem-
bership in the Future Farmers of Florida,
you are demonstrating an acceptance of
your responsibility to Florida agricul-
ture. You are to be congratulated, for I
can think of no other organization which
does so much to prepare youth so well
for a future vocation.
Agriculture is a broad field. You can't
say much about it in a few words. So I
would like to discuss the phase of agri-
culture I know best-"Beef Cattle." I
have been a cattle rancher all my life,
as was my father before me.
Cattle ranching can be a most reward-
ing endeavor, both financially and from
a sense of deep personal satisfaction.
And, important for you who have your
full productive years ahead, the beef cat-
tle industry has great potential in Flor-
ida. Few fields have so much to offer.
When I started in the cattle business,
not so many years ago, Florida ranked
far down the list of cattle-producing
states. Today, thanks to improved breeds
and grasses, Florida ranks as one the
nation's leaders in beef cattle produc-

tion. Florida's beef cattle industry can
go much farther in the coming genera-
tion. Just how far it goes will be largely
up to you of the Florida Association of

the Future Farmers of America.
However, I have a word of advice.
Study hard and learn well. You must
study and learn agriculture now, while
you are in school, and you must contin-
ue to study and learn as long as you work
on your own ranch or farm.
It wasn't too long ago when all it took
to be a successful rancher was a lot of
hard work and a little luck. Today it re-
quires education and imagination as well.
New techniques are replacing the old and
you must be willing to adapt them or
lose out in the competition. But you must
prepare now.

e Cover The Grand Champion Angus Steer owned by the Grove-
land FFA Chapter was a favorite of the members. The
I.G.A. stores in Lake County purchased many of the prize winning steers raised by
Lake County FFA Chapter members. Future Farmers of America from Groveland,
(L to R) Jimmy Broady, Mitchell Brown, Jimmy Sloan, Doyle Lee, and Alien Sapp.
Broady exhibited and won the annual Showmanship Award presented by the Lake
County Farm Bureau. --"Lake News" Picture

The Florida Future Farmer


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
891, Kissimmee, Florida. Area Representatives: Jacksonville, 2777 Claremont Circle, EXbrook 8-5563;
Tampa, Apt. K-l, 2117 Dekle Avenue, 85-8001; Miami, 811 N.W. 139th Street, MUrray 1-7087.
President ............ Charles A. Beck, Chiefland President ... Victor Butler, Jr., Havana, Florida
1st Vice-President ..George T. Baragona, Vernon 1st Vice-Pres. James Prewitt, Kirbyville, Texas
2nd Vice-Pres.... .Charles C. McIntosh, Jr., Dover 2nd Vice-Pres. Darryl W. Eastvold, Mayville. N.D.
3rd Vice-Pres.. .Henry H. Raattama, Jr., LaCrosse 3rd Vice-Pres. James R. McCutcheon, Reedy,W.Va.
4th Vice-Pres. ..Walter B. Dickson Crawfordville 4th Vice-Pres. Keith N. Simmons, Enterprise, Ore.
5th Vice-President ...... John Douthat, Wildwood Student Sec. Richard C. Black, Prairie Grove, Ark.
6th Vice-President ...Willie Veal, Jr., Canal Point Exec. Sec'y Wm. Paul Gray, Washington, D. C.
Executive Secretary ..... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee Exec. Treasurer J. M. Campbell, Woodstock, Va.
State Adviser ........ H. E. Wood, Tallahassee Nat. Advisor .. Dr. A. W. Tenney, Wash., D. C.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1962 3

By Way of Editorial Comment:

A Challenge To Youth

By Senator L. K. Edwards, Jr.
Irvine, Florida


Morrison's Cafeterias purchased the grand champion steer at the Florida Fat Stock
Show, held during the Florida State Fair, from Ronald Gibbs of Pensacola. Others
with the steer are, from left, M. T. Westrich and Vice President Dave Cowart of
Morrison's, "Cousin Minnie Pearl" of TV fame, and Morrison's Colson Meggs.

Awards and Champions Top

"FFA Day" at State Fair

ters in Florida have a lot to be proud of
through their participation in the 1962
Florida State Fair in Tampa, February
Tuesday, February 6th, the beginning
of Dairy Cattle week, eleven chapters (23
members) had 61 entries and were award-
ed 24 blue, 28 red, and 15 white ribbons.
Showing the Grand and Reserve Cham-
pions by registered breeds, respectively,
Ayrshire: (both)-Raymond Tamargo,
Guernsey: Dennis W. Diaz, Chamber-
lain-Tampa, received Florida Guernsey
Breeders Trophy. Richard Sargeant,
Holstein: Harry W. Lyon, Bonifay.
Clifton Lyon, II, Bonifay.
Jersey: (both)-Jack Ford, Quincy.
A special Kiwanis Club Program con-
sisting of talks by Chuck Beck, State
President, Harry Lyon and Jack Ford,
was put on Wednesday, February 7th.
Winning in the Dairy Showmanship-
Raymond Tamargo, Jack Ford, John
Wilson, Larry Bennett, and Wayland
Smith, Bartow. In the Dairy Fitting-
Larry Bennett, Wayland Smith, Ray-
mond Tamargo, James Page, Bartow; and
Richard Sargeant.
The Dairy Herdsman Award was won
by the Bartow FFA Chapter.
The rotating Trophy for the best ex-
hibit of Dairy cattle was won and retired
by Jack Ford, for the third consecutive
The Roseada Memorial Trophy was
won by Clifton Lyon II for showing the

cow with the highest M E 4% corrected
milk record.
All FFA Dairy Grand and Reserve
Champions participated in the Annual
Parade of Champions Friday night, Feb-
ruary 9th.
In the first Protein Content of Milk
Contest: Larry Bennett (Hillsborough-
Tampa) had the high producing Ayr-
shire Cow, and Jack Ford, Quincy, had
the high producing Jersey cow. John
Wilson, DeLand, had the 2nd place Ayr-
shire winner.
In the Poultry and Egg Show: Eddie
Rosier, Wildwood Chapter, had the best
dozen white eggs and the best dozen in
the show.
Bobby Kosander, Chamberlain, had the
best pullet and bird in the show. Hialeah
Chapter, the best Cock; Lake Weir Chap-
ter, the best Hen; Jerry McGennis, Bran-
don, the best Cockrel. Dale Parrett of
the Wildwood Chapter had the best ex-
hibit of birds in the show.
Showing the top Fat Stock animals in
each class were:
Class I-Ronald Gibbs (Tate Chapter
at Gonzalez), Grand Champion of the
FFA and the Grand Champion of the
Show. (This 1053 Angus Steer was
bought by Morrison's Cafeteria at $3.00
per pound.)
Class II Stephen Robert Combs,
Chamberlain Chapter, Reserve Grand
Champion, FFA.
Class III-Charles R. Jenkins, Kath-
leen Chapter.
Jacky Cunningham, 4-H and Future
Farmer from Cantonment, showed the
Grand Champion 4-H and Reserve Grand

Champion of the Show.
During the FFA Day Program the fol-
lowing winners were announced and pre-
sented awards:
Mechanizing Florida Agriculture-
$300 Certificate to the Palatka Chapter
and a new Ford Tractor to the Bethle-
hem Chapter.
Naval Stores receiving District
Awards, $25 Savings Bonds were: Don-
ald Cook, Vernon; Bobby McMillan, Jas-
per, and Ronnie Crews, Macclenny.
State winner, Jackie Crawford, DeFuniak
Springs, and his Adviser, T. C. Campbell,
$125 each.
The Hialeah FFA Chapter Poultry and
Egg Judging Team consisting of Jack
Roberts, Clyde Cameron, and Robert
Brown were State Winners. Their Ad-
viser is B. G. Cromer. Also, they won the
Poultry Judging and received the Pills-
bury Mills Trophy, though the Miami-
Edison Chapter (Jimmy Stewart, Wil-
liam Meeks, Tommy Swain) and H.
Quentin Duff, Adviser, won the Egg
Judging Contest and received the Florida
Egg Commission Trophy.
Participating in the Dairy Cattle and
Livestock Judging Contest were 137
In the Beef Cattle Show nineteen chap-
ters (27 members) had 55 head on ex-
hibit and were awarded 30 blue and 24
red ribbons. Showing Grand and Reserve
Champion by breed, respectively:
Angus Bulls (both)-Turkey Creek
Chapter, received Florida Angus Breed-
ers Trophy; Females-Thomas R. Mc-
Phillips, Plant City, received Florida
Angus Breeders Trophy. East Bay at
Brahman Bull-C. L. Thornhill, Jr.,
Winter Haven, received Southeastern
Brahman Breeders Association Trophy;
Female Bartow Chapter, received
Southeastern Brahman Breeders Associa-
tion Trophy.
Hereford Bulls-Ft. Meade Chapter,
received the Florida Hereford Breeders
Association Trophy; George Culverhouse,
Ft. Pierce. Females-Charles R. Jenkins,
Kathleen, received the Florida Hereford
Breeders Association Trophy; Frostproof
The Beef Cattle Showmanship Contest
was won by Charles Jenkins.
The Beef Herdsman Award was award-
ed to O. K. Alexander, Brandon Chapter.
George Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce, 1961 Star
State Farmer, had lunch and rode with
Governor Farris Bryant in the Gaspar-
illa Parade Monday, February 12.




FFA Grand Champion Ayrshire cow,
owned and shown by Raymond Tamargo,
Chamberlain Chapter, Tampa.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1962


FFA Grand Champion Holstein cow,
owned and shown by Harry Lyon, Boni-
fay Chapter.

FFA Beef Grand and
Reserve Champions
All FFA Beef Grand and Reserve
Champions participated in the Annual
Parade of Champions Thursday after-
noon, February 15th, after which they an-
nounced the winners in Florida Table
Beef contest.
Winning the Class I and having the
Grand Champion Carcass was Don Hin-
ton, Turkey Creek Chapter, for which he
was awarded $150 and the Florida Retail
Federation Trophy. Also, he received the
Breeders Award Trophy. James Lewis,
Ocala Chapter, won third in Class I.
Winning first and second places in
Class II were John Sharpton and Robert
Hodge, both members of the Turkey
Creek Chapter.
Charles Jenkins, Kathleen, had the
first place Carcass in Class III.
The Future Farmers from Pasco Coun-
ty won the Herdsmen's Award in the Fat
Steer Show.
Other exhibitors at the Florida State
Ayrshires Raymond Tamargo, Chamberlain
Chapter at Tampa, 4 blues; Larry Bennett, Cham-
berlain, 1 blue, 3 reds- John Wilson, DeLand Chap-
ter, 2 reds; Gary McCall, Otis Vaughn and Bartow
Chapter, 1 white each.
Guernseys-Dennis Diaz, Chamberlain, 2 blues;
Clifton and Harry Lyon, Bonifay Chapter, 2 blues,
1 red, respectively; Richard Sargeant, Lakeland
Chapter, 1 blue, 2 reds; John Wilkerson, DeLand,
1 blue; Dennis Williams, Brandon, 1 blue, 1 red;
Rudy Crosby, Bradenton (Southeast), 2 red; Don
Hinton, Turkey Creek, 2 white; Showing from the
Bartow Chapter: Harold Wilson, red; Terry Rea-
gan, red; Larry Geohagan, white; Bartow Chapter,
Holsteins-Clifton Lyon, 4 blue, 1 red; Harry
Lyon, 3 blue, 1 red; J. Wilson 1 red; Williams, 1
red; Crosby, 1 white; Bartow Chapter, 1 blue; Odis
Vaughn and Gary McCall, 1 red each.
(Continued on page 8)

FFA Reserve Champion Angus Bull FFA Reserve Champion Hereford Bull
owned by the Turkey Creek Chapter and owned by the Frostproof Chapter and
shown by Raymond Rogers. shown by Jimmy Smith.

FFA Grand Champion Angus Bull owned
by Turkey Creek Chapter and shown by
Robert Ham.

The FFA Grand Champion Hereford Fe-
male, owned and shown by Charles R.
Jenkins, Kathleen Chapter.

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Minnie Pearl, Star Performer 1962 Flor-
ida State Fair, being presented a Cer-
tificate of Merit by Charles "Chuck"
Beck, State FFA President.

The FFA Grand Champion of the Flor-
ida State Fair was entered and shown by
Thomas R. McPhillips, Plant City


FFA Reserve Champion Angus Female,
owned by the East Bay Chapter at Wi-
mauma, and shown by ........

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1962

Florida Ford Tractor presented by G. H.
W. Schmidt, President, Florida Ford
Tractor Company, during the FFA Day
Ceremonies at the Florida State Fair, to
the Bethlehem FFA Chapter, as State
Winner of the Mechanizing Florida Ag-
riculture Award. Left to right: Daniel
McKinnon, Vice-President of the Beth-
lehem Chapter; Donald Smith, Sentinel;
Dowling Harris, Reporter; Jack Tison,
Adviser; and Schmidt.

The Honorary State Farmer Degree was
presented to: O. W. Dixon, Pres., Hills-
borough County Cattlemen's Assn., Tam-
pa; Walter Jacoby, Director of Youth
Education, American Institute of Cooper-
ation, Washington, D.C.; Jim Jewett,
Manager, Ralston Purina Company,
Tampa; and Sam O'Quinn, Ass't County
Agent, Tampa, at the 1962 Florida State
Fair held in Tampa during the month of

State Convention to Honor

National FFA President

ACTIVITIES FOR the 34th annual State
FFA Convention will begin Monday af-
ternoon, June 11, 2:00 p.m., in the Day-
tona Plaza Hotel, with the interview of
candidates for State Office in 1962-63.
During the four days and nights which
follow, Future Farmers and guests will
have plenty to hold their interest and
keep them busy.
Featured for Tuesday morning will be
registration, the Tractor Driving Con-
test, Vegetable Judging, Grading and
Identification Contest, the Demonstra-
tion Contest, and the Delegates and Ad-
visers Luncheon.
The opening session of the Convention
will begin at 2:00 p.m. with the seating
of delegates, finals in the Demonstration
Contest, nominations for Honorary State
Farmer Degree, and President of the
state organization for 1962-63, followed
by a short meeting of the committees to
elect Committee Chairmen and Secretar-
The talent review for the Bandshell
Program on Wednesday night will be
held at 3:00 p.m. at the Daytona Plaza
That night at the Peabody Auditorium,
the Parliamentary Procedure and String
Band Contests are scheduled, along with
the presentation of the Tractor Driving
Awards, Farm Safety, and Florida Cat-
tlemen's Awards.
On Wednesday morning, June 13, af-
ter the State FFA Highlights of 1961-62,
there will be the presentation of the State
Forestry Awards and Scholarship, Dem-
onstration, and presentation of the Farm
Electrification Awards.
Three special Luncheons will take
place at noon: the Farm Electrification,
Farm Safety, and Sweethearts.
Wednesday afternoon, there will be an
address by Victor Butler, National FFA
President, and honored guest for the
Convention, Harmonica Contest, presen-
tation of the Honorary State Farmer De-
gree, Farm Mechanics Awards; along
with the committee work, followed by the
annual Fish Fry at Beach Rest.
Wednesday night will bring the an-
nual Bandshell Program.
Thursday morning begins at 7:00 a.m.
with the Alpha Gamma Rho Breakfast,
and during the morning session you will
see the first Citrus Award presented, elec-
tion and initiation of candidates for the
State Farmer Degree, and presentation of
the State Department of Agriculture
There will be a luncheon for the State
Farmer Candidates and their Advisers.
During the afternoon session you will
be able to see the presentation of the J.
F. Williams Memorial Scholarships, the
1961 American Farmers, and the appli-
cants for the Degree in 1962. Pass-the-
Chicken, Pappy Awards, presentation of
the Chapter Cooperative Awards, and
Chapter Scrapbook Awards, with an ad-
dress by Walter Jacoby, Director of

Youth Education, American Institute of
Cooperation, Washington, D.C.; follow-
ed by a dinner for members and advisers
of winning chapters in the Chapter Co-
operative Contest.
Thursday night, we will hold the Pub-
lic Speaking and Quartet Contests, along
with the presentation of Dairy Farming
Awards, and also the nomination for Vice
Friday morning, delegates will ballot
from 8:00 to 9:00 for the Vice-Presidents.
During the morning session, the presenta-
tion of the Bankers Scholarships, Soil
and Water Management Awards, and a
Leadership Training Demonstration.
Luncheons will be held for the top Dis-
trict State Farmers, and the Presidents
and Advisers of the State Chapter Win-
Friday afternoon, we will begin with
the presentation of the District and State
Chapter Contest Awards, and the an-
nouncement of the Star Farmers for the
Districts, Areas, and State; along with
the introduction of the new State Offi-
Dinner will be held for the Incoming
and Outgoing Officers, Past State Pres-
idents, and others.
On Friday night, and the final session
of the Convention will be the installation
of the new officers, closing out with the
selection of the 1962-63 State FFA Sweet-
Saturday morning, there will be a
Breakfast for the new State Officers,
followed by their annual meeting with
the State Advisory Council.
Delegates will be fortunate again this
year to be able to ballot by machine on
the following schedule:
Thursday, June 14-11:30 a.m. to 1:00

Victor Butler, Havana, National FFA
President, honored guest at the 34th
Annual State FFA Convention, Daytona
Beach, June 12-15, 1962.

p.m.-1st ballot for State President;
Thursday, June 14-4:30 p.m. to 5:30
p.m.-2nd ballot for State President.
Friday morning, June 15-8:00 a.m. to
9 a.m.-lst ballot for Vice-Presidents;
Friday morning, June 15-11:30 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m.-2nd ballot for Vice-Presi-

Lake County
Fair and Flower Show
THIS YEAR for the first time the Lake
County Fair and Flower Show included
an FFA Beef Judging Contest. First
place in the judging was won by the Lees-
burg Chapter Team, composed of Arthur
Lee Spence, Allen Sigler, and Marcus
Lawrence, who scored 530.9 out of a pos-
sible 600 points. The Groveland Chapter
Team was second, Tavares third, and
Umatilla fourth. This Contest was spon-
sored by Mr. Milo Jackson, of Casteen's
Market in Leesburg, which gave awards
of $15.00 and $10.00 to the first and sec-
ond place teams respectively.
The Beef Cattle Exhibits were excel-
lent and the animals compared very fav-
orably with any district livestock show.
The Leesburg Chapter had 16 steers,
Groveland 10, Tavares 6, and Umatilla
3, totaling 35 FFA steer entries. The
Groveland Chapter showed its "Sears-
Roebuck" Angus bull and one Holstein
heifer. The Leesburg Chapter showed
five Guernsey heifers.
The following FFA Chapter members
placed in the "Gain-in-Weight" Contest,
and awards in each weight-group were
given as follows: 1st place, $25.00; 2nd
place, $15.00; 3rd place, $10.00.

Lightweight (up to 600 lbs.)
Place Chapter Member

1st Leesburg
2nd Leesburg
3rd Tavares
(601 and up, lbs.)
Place Chapter
1st Leesburg
2nd Leesburg
3rd Leesburg

Charles Sellers
Arthur Spence
Wayne Hawthorne

Jerry Moye
Robert Dukes
Marcus Lawrence

Lbs. Gain

Lbs. Gain

The Grand Champion steer, owned by
the Groveland Chapter, was shown by
Jimmy Brody, of that chapter. This steer
brought the second-highest price at the
auction, and was purchased by Winn-
Dixie Store of Mount Dora, for 45c per
pound. The Reserve Champion was own-
ed and exhibited by Jimmy Hunt, mem-
ber of the Groveland Chapter.
In showing rabbits and poultry, the
following FFA exhibits won Awards:
Rabbits: Best Buck-Wallace Dean,
Groveland; and Best Doe-Virgil Farling,
Poultry: Best Cock-Marion Story;
and Best Hen-John Gaudio, Groveland;
Best pen of broilers Leesburg FFA
Chapter; Best cock pheasant-James
Snyder; and Best hen pheasant-Leo
Stutsman, Leesburg.
Eggs: Best dozen Brown Gordon
Holmes, Groveland; Best dozen white and
Best dozen in Show-Bill Galbreath,

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1962

1962 F.F.A. Naval
Stores Awards
JACKIE CRAWFORD, 16 year old DeFuniak
Springs High School Senior who holds
the Chapter Farmer Degree, was declared
the winner of the Fourth Annual State
Future Farmers of America Naval Stores
Award, which was presented on FFA Day
at the Florida State Fair by Sam Davis,
Hillsborough and Pinellas County Farm
Forester. Jackie gum farmed 1,000 faces.
During the year, he chipped 17 times and
dipped 7 times, getting 28 barrels of gum,
which he sold for $895.85. Jackie and his
Vocational Agriculture Teacher, T. C.
Campbell received checks in the amount
of $125.00 each to defray their expenses
to the 1962 National FFA Convention,
to be held in Kansas City. Also Jackie
received $5.00 as Chapter winner.
Ronnie Crews, of the Baker County
Chapter at Macclenny, Donald Cook,
Vernon Chapter, Bobby McMillan, Jas-
per, each were awarded $25 savings bond
as a district winner and $5.00 as Chapter
winner. Ladonn Haddock, Mulberry
Chapter, received $5 as Chapter winner.
Members of the inspection team-
Norman R. Hawley, Program Supervisor
of the USDA Forest Service, Naval
Stores Program; Ralph Clements, Naval
Stores Research Specialist, Southeast Ex-
periment Station; A. R. Cox, State FFA
Executive Secretary, and Morris Mc-
Clure, I. & E. Branch Assistant, Florida
Forest Service, made the final judgment.
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 1962, so that they will be
eligible for and receive similar awards at
the State Fair in Tampa in 1963.
The Contest is made possible through
the courtesy of the following organiza-
tions: American Turpentine Farmers As-
sociation, Nelio Chemicals, Inc., The
Newton Company of Florida, The Lang-
dale Company, Stallworth Pine Products
Company, Lerio Corporation, Taylor,
Lowenstein & Company.

Polk County Youth Show, Bartow

AT THE Polk County Youth Show, an
Angus steer shown by Charles Jenkins,
representing the Kathleen FFA Chapter,
was chosen Grand Champion. There were
104 entries in the steer division. Jim Hol-
ben of Lake Wales showed the Reserve
Champion steer.
In the auction sale, the total value of
the 104 steers was $31,209.00 for an av-
erage of 38c per pound. Publix Supermar-
kets paid $1.25 per pound for the Grand
Champion which brought Charles $1,085.-
00. The Reserve Champion sold for 65c
a pound to Lykes Brothers of Tampa.
In the Dairy Division, Richard Sar-
geant of the Lakeland Senior High FFA
Chapter showed both the Grand Cham-
pion and the Reserve Champion in reg-
istered Guernsey. There were 39 entries
in this show.
In the Beef Cattle Division, the Ft.
Meade FFA Chapter showed the Grand
Champion Hereford bull, and Charles
Jenkins of the Kathleen Senior High
Chapter exhibited the Grand Champion
Hereford female, and Jimmy Smith of
Frostproof showed the Reserve Champion
female. There were 20 entries in this
In the Beef Cattle Judging Contest,
the Bartow Chapter team composed of
Paul Osborne, Harold Watson, and David
Clark won the 1st place.
In the Dairy Cattle Judging Contest,
the Lakeland Chapter team composed of
Richard Moore, James L. Lusk, and
Tommy Johnson won 1st place.
Jim Rhoden and Keith Windham, Ft.
Meade, and Tommy Johnson, Lakeland,
all tied for first place individual judging
with a perfect score of 300.
The Polk County Youth Show and
Fair is the nation's largest, with more

than 3,000 exhibits of youngsters filling
the big mid-state pavilion.

News of Local
FFA Chapters

THE AVON PARK FFA Chapter held their
first annual banquet during the first
week in April. One feature of the pro-
gram was the awarding of Honorary
Chapter Farmer Degrees to the six mem-
bers of the Local Advisory Board. The
first annual banquet featured a menu of
fried chicken, which was grown out and
dressed by the local Chapter.

MEMBERS OF the Lakeview FFA Chapter
have been active in putting Winter Gar-
den on the map by installing Future
Farmers of America Chapter welcome
signs all over tiwn. These signs have
been placed to let citizens know there is
an FFA Chapter in Winter Garden and
to welcome new people into the city.

AN EXCELLENT picture in a recent issue
of the Vero Beach Press showed Chapter
Adviser R. N. O'Neil and three members
of the Vero Beach Chapter examining
young hibiscus plants which they had
grown from cuttings. The sale of plants
to the public is an important source of
revenue for this chapter.

THE P-TA of Crescent City featured vo-
cational training in their Thursday eve-
ning, April 19, meeting. The theme was
"Education First Line of Defense
Through Vocational Training." It was
conducted in three parts, with the typing
students, the F.F.A., and the F. H. A.
taking part.
(Continued on page 12)

Branford State Dairy Judging Team composed of Fred Allen, Harmon Suggs, Carey
Lee, David Allen, and H. W. Suggs, Advisor.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1962

1962 FFA members who were winners in
the Gain-in-Weight Contest sponsored by
the Florida Retail Federation at the Flor-
ida State Fair. Standing: John Sharpton,
Turkey Creek Chapter 1st place, class 2;
J. E. Gorman, General Manager, Florida
Retail Federation; Don Hinton, Turkey
Creek Chapter, Grand Champion Car-
cass; Cushman S. Radebaugh, President
American National Cattlemen's Associa-
tion; Charles Jenkins, Kathleen Chapter,
winner of class 3 carcass; Robert Hodge,
Turkey Creek Chapter, second place,
class 2; and James Lewis, Ocala Chapter
3rd place, class 1. Also, Don Hinton is
shown holding the Breeders Award

FFA Reserve Champion Hereford Bull
owned and shown by George Culver-
house, Ft. Pierce Chapter.

Beef Champions

(Continued from page 5)
Jerseys-Jack Ford, Quincy Chapter, 3 blues,
2 whites; Wilson, DeLand, 1 blue, 1 red: Larry
Freimuth. Ocala, 1 red: Bartow Chapter. 1 red, 2
whites; Geohagan. red; Wavland Smith. blue:
George Cochran, 1 red, 2 whites: James Page. 1
red; James Bennett. 1 red; Dennis Ford, 1 white.
In the FFA Beef Show:
Angus-Turkey Creek Chapter, Bull Classes, 6
blues, 1 red; Females, 3 blues.
Bull Class-s-Russ Putnal (Bradenton S. E.) 1
blue. 3 red; Brandon Chapter-Bull. 1 red; Female,
1 blue. 1 red: 0. K. Alexander, Bull, 1 red: female
1 blue; Lvle Lollv, female. 1 red; Randall Medard.
female, blue: James Commander, DeFuniak
Springs, bull, red. Plant City: Wade Glover. bull,
red; Tommy McPhillips. Eddie Smith and James
Sanders, female, blue; Eldridge Thornhill, Winter
Haven. bull, red: Larry Yerk. DeLand, female.
blue; Wimauma Chapter and Ed Mobley each had
a female, blue; Peace River Chapter at Wauchula,
female, red.
Brahman-C. L. Thornhill, Winter Haven. bull,
blue: Belle Glade Chapter ..... ; Bartow Chapter,
female, blue.
Herefords-Arcadia Chapter, bull. blue, 2 fe-
males, red: Ft. Pierce Chapter, bull, red (2), fe-
male. red (1): George Culverhouse, hull, blue (1),
female. red (3): Al Scott, bull. red: DeLand Chap-
ter, hull, red (1), female, red (2); Ft. Meafle Chap-
ter. bull and female, lue: Brandon: 0. K. Alex-
ander, female, 1 blue; Bartow: James Page. female,
1 blue. 1 red; Charles Jenkins, Kathleen, 1 female,
blue; Frostproof Chapter, female, blue.

St. Cloud FFA
Annual Banquet

AT THE annual banquet of the St. Cloud
Chapter, Leo Ellsworth, Manager of the
Deseret Farms of Florida, Inc., was the
guest speaker. He has been actively en-
gaged in agriculture for forty years and
said that his technical training in high
school has been of great help to him in
his career. "In agriculture and animal
husbandry, the sky is the limit for boys
and there's no crowding at the top of the
ladder-there's plenty of room," said
Ellsworth. He said that what the FFA
boys are doing right now will help make
them a success in the future. It is no
longer true, as it was a few years ago ...
"when a man couldn't do anything else,
he could always farm."

Improving Agriculture
And Leadership Awards

THE AUBURNDALE, Santa Fe Chapter at
Alachua and the Leon Chapter at Talla-
hassee were approved to receive the Im-
proving Agriculture and Leadership
Awards, sponsored by the Future Farm-
ers of America Foundation. The $668.31
was divided in three ways among the
above chapters.
The Paxton, Palatka and Avon Park
Chapters were selected to receive one of
the State sponsored Improving Agricul-
ture and Leadership Awards of $222.77
The Auburndale Chapter will use their
award in helping to purchase a tractor
to be used on the land laboratory.
The Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua will
be purchasing purebred swine of the meat
variety, in improving the swine in the
Alachua community.
The Leon Chapter will use their money
in digging a well and setting up an irri-
gation system on their land laboratory
The Paxton Chapter will be using their
money to help purchase and erect a metal
corn bin.
The Palatka Chapter will be using
their money in setting up an automatic
steer feeding system.
The Avon Park Chapter, the first year
in operation, will be using their money in
the production of ornamentals and setting
up a hothouse.
The above projects were approved be-
cause it was felt that it would assist the
FFA members in demonstrating the im-
proved practices that they felt were need-
ed in the community.


FFA Grand Champion Brahman Bull
owned and shown by C. L. Thornhill, Jr.,
Winter Haven Chapter.

FFA Grand Champion Hereford Bull,
owned by Ft. Meade FFA Chapter and
shown by Kenny Monahan.

Sam Davis, Hillsborough and Pinellas
County Farm Forester, presenting the
annual Naval Stores Awards to State
Winner, Jackie Crawford, DeFuniak
Springs FFA Chapter, and the District
Winner, Ronnie Crews of the Macclenny
Chapter. Also shown is T. C. Campbell,
Adviser for Jackie, and Alan Harvey,
Adviser for Ronnie.

FFA Grand Champion Jersey Cow owned
and shown by Jack Ford, Quincy Chapter

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Grand Champion Guernsey owned and
shown by Dennis Diaz, Chamberlain
Chapter, Tampa.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1962

THE PINECREST Chapter Judging Teams
won the top awards in Meats and Live-
stock, and the Brandon Judging Team
won the top award in Dairy. These con-
tests were held at the University of Flor-
ida, with the fine assistance of many in-
dividuals on the staff of the University,
and in the Agricultural Extension Ser-
The Pinecrest Chapter Meats Judging
Team composed of Wayne Sumner (753),
S Donald Dixon (742), and James Walker
(704), who were also the three high in-
dividuals, in order, making a total score
of 2199 points in winning.
The next four high individual teams in
meats were in the following order: Lake-
land, Palatka Sr., Santa Fe Sr. at Alach-
ua, and Gainesville. Other high individ-
uals: Ernest Faulkner, Palatka Sr. was
4th high individual; tied for 5th were
Randy Bennett of Lakeland and Bruce
Coffin, Gainesville.
The Pinecrest Livestock Judging Team
was composed of Jimmy Cuthbertson
(691.1), high individual, Wayne Sumner
(639.9), and James Walker (677.2), 4th
high individual. They scored 2,009 points.
Advisers of the Pinecrest Chapter are
Jacques Waller and Jimmy Downing.
They will represent Florida in the Na-
tional FFA Judging Contest at the Amer-
ican Royal Livestock Show in Kansas
City, next October, under the sponsor-
ship of the State Department of Agricul-
In the Livestock Judging Contest, sec-
ond through tenth place winners: Mac-
clenny, Madison, Monticello, Hardee
Chapter at Wauchula, Ocala, Laurel Hill,
Hillsborough at Tampa, Miami-Edison,
and Grand Ridge, in that order. Second,
third and fifth individuals were: Philip
Sumner (682.7), Hillsborough at Tampa,
Larry Reagan (679.2), Ocala, and Garry

for Spring, 1962

Fulford (648.8), Monticello.
The Branford Dairy Judging Team
was composed of David (465.5) and Fred
(402.4), first and third high individuals,
and Harmon Suggs (285.6). They scored
1153 points. H. W. Suggs is the Adviser.
They will represent Florida at the Na-
tional Dairy Congress in Waterloo, Iowa,
through the sponsorship of The Tribune
Company, WFLA-WFLA-TV, Tampa.
The placings of the other Dairy Cattle
Judging Teams were as follows: St.
Cloud, Lake City, Auburndale, Inverness,

Results of State Meat, Dairy and

Livestock Judging Contests


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Do Not Forget


State Convention

June 12-15

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State President's Call
By the powers vested in me as State President of the Florida Association,
Future Farmers of America, I hereby issue a call for our thirty-fourth An-
nual State Convention to be held at Daytona Beach, Florida, June 12 through
June 15, 1962.
All chartered chapters in good standing with the State Association and
the National Organization are entitled to send two delegates each from the
active membership. Local chapters should also have in attendance those can-
didates recommended for the State Farmer Degree, Candidates for state
office, those members who are to receive awards, and others who would bene-
fit their chapter by attending.
The convention has been planned to recognize outstanding achievements,
execute business, demonstrate leadership training and to serve as an in-
spirational and informative experience to all in attendance. It will be the
highlight of our year's work in FFA. Therefore, I urge each and every mem-
ber to contribute your part in making this event a most fitting climax for
this year's activities.
On behalf of my fellow State Officers, I wish to assure the delegates,
State Farmer Applicants, distinguished guests, participants, and individual
members that you will find a warm welcome awaiting you at the State
State President
Florida Association
Future Farmers of America

Highlights at Convention
Demonstration and Judging Contests
Delegate Luncheon Quartet and Harmonica Contests
Tractor Driving Contest Selection of State Sweetheart
Special Awards Election and Installation of Officers
Parliamentary Procedure Contest
Public Speaking and Beach Swimming
String Band Contests Special Luncheons & Dinners
Bandshell Program Annual Fish Fry
Outstanding Speakers FFA Foundation Awards

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Governor Farris Bryant signing the National FFA Week Proclamation for February
17-24. With him are Victor Butler, Havana, National President, Charles "Chuck"
Beck, State FFA President, and State Superintendent Thomas D. Bailey

National FFA Week

MANY CLUBS, companies, organizations
and friends joined the Future Farmers in
Florida "Honoring Rural Opportunities
and Responsibilities," during National
FFA Week, February 17-24.
Governor Farris Bryant announced the
week by issuing and presenting a Proc-
lamation to National FFA President Vic-
tor Butler of Havana, State FFA Presi-
dent Charles Beck of Chiefland, and
State Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion Thomas D. Bailey.
This year, the Outdoor Advertising
Companies cooperated in posting sixty-
five 12 x 24 billboard signs furnished by
the State FFA Association.
Newspapers throughout the State de-
voted pages to inform the public about
the FFA. Radio and television programs
helped greatly by telling the public about
the goals and accomplishments of the
Vocational Agriculture Program.
Many talks were made by FFA mem-
bers to PTA, Farm Bureau, Civic Clubs,
and other organizations during the week.
Also, Chapter Open House and Parent-
and-Son Banquets were held during the
Other ways used to inform the public
of FFA Week included such devices as
in the following descriptions:
Downtown window displays were set
up by the Zepyrhills FFA Chapter.
The Baldwin Chapter held a fish fry,
put up posters, gave FFA booklets to
members of the Agriculture Committee
of the Chamber of Commerce, and pre-
sented a TV Program on "Hi Neighbor."
Radio Programs were given by mem-
bers of many Chapters.
The Lake Weir Chapter at Summer-
field held a Sweetheart Contest, and pre-

sented teachers an apple with an FFA
sticker one day and flower with an FFA
sticker on another day.
The Citrus Chapter at Inverness and
the South Dade Chapter at Homestead
had a Newsletter printed for distribution
in the community, telling about the Vo-
cational Agriculture Program and
achievement of the members.
To recognize the help of many friends,
sponsors and cooperators, Future Farm-
ers will be sure to say "Thank You" in

Local Chapters
(Continued from page 7)
THIS YEAR Hastings cabbage growers are
enjoying a bonanza market A freeze
in Texas eliminated competition. Blake
Bearden, Principal of Hastings High
School, said his FFA Chapter is a good
example of the "boom and bust" chances
you take on cabbage farming. The FFA
boys planted six acres in cabbage for this
spring's harvest. Bearden said the young-
sters have grossed $5,000 from the plot,
and they will net close to $4,000. This
time a year ago, all they could get was
$18.00 a ton. That figures out to nine-
tenths of a cent per pound, compared
with this year's peak price of ten cents
a pound.

LEVY COUNTY Sheriff J. W. Turner was
host for a barbecue and hamburger din-
ner at his Suwannee River home to the
members of all FFA Chapters in the
County. This is an annual dinner given
by Sheriff Turner and is looked forward
to by the FFA Chapters each year.
James Harper, President of the Chiefland
Chapter, presented a plaque to Sheriff
Turner, designating him an Honorary
Chapter Farmer of the Levy County FFA
Chapters. More than one hundred mem-
bers attended the affair.

THE PARKLAND School P-TA of Pinellas
Park held a meeting at the school which
featured the showing of a film "Option
for Tomorrow," and also the opening and
closing ceremonies of the FFA Chapter
by the members. This was a most im-
pressive ceremony, and congratulations
are extended to the St. Petersburg FFA
Chapter officers.
(Continued on page 16)

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1962

FFA Judging at the
Southeastern Duroc
SIXTY-FIVE members judged exceptionally
fine hogs at the Southeastern Duroc Con-
gress. The following Florida Chapters
were represented: Bell, Branford, Green-
ville, Jasper, Mayo, Lake Butler, Pinetta,
Santa Fe Junior and Senior, Suwannee
and J. F. Williams at Live Oak. Sonny
Stewart represented the Shellman, Geor-
gia FFA Chapter.
Bred gilts, open gilts, boars and bar-
rows were judged. In addition to the
youth 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, youth and
producers, gave their placings and rea-
sons. This instructional activity was fol-
lowed by the statement of the placings
by a representative of the official judging
First and second place awards were
given in each division. In the youth di-
vision 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 Kir-
by of Santa Fe, Senior, and Glenn Mar-
tin, Bell, with 169 each.

William Fletcher Cited

IN A recent report of the Peace River
Soil Conservation District Supervisors,
William Fletcher, Adviser of the DeSoto
Highschool Chapter, was cited for being
very instrumental in getting Soil & Wa-
ter Conservation taught to his FFA boys.
He uses as a guide in teaching, Soil Con-
servation Capability Maps and complete
basic plan, which is made on the school
farm. Boys in his classes have taken
part in the speaking contest and essay
contest, in county and area levels.

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Pinecrest State Winning Meats Judging
Team composed of Ronnie Townsend,
James Walker, Jacques, Waller Adviser,
Wayne Sumner, and Donald Dixon.


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Pinecrest State Winning Livestock Judg-
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James Walker, Jacques Waller, Adviser,
Wayne Sumner, and Jimmy Cuthbertson.

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James Walker, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. Walker of Lithia, Florida, is a Sopho-
more at Pinecrest School. He is a member of
the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest FFA
Meats Judging squads, the 1960-61 and 1961-
62 Pinecrest FFA Livestock Judging squads,
the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest FFA Land
Judging squads, and the 1960-61 and 1961-
62 Pinecrest FFA Vegetable Judging squads.
The Meats Judging squad won the 1961 FFA
Area III Championship held in Tampa, Flor-
ida where James was 2nd high individual in
the contest, being beaten only by Pinecrest
squad mate Wayne Sumner. This squad
placed 3rd in the 1961 statewide contestheld
at Gainesville. The Livestock Judging squad
placed 2nd in FFA competition at the 1961
Southeastern Fat Stock Show and was Top
Team at the 1962 Show. They also placed
3rd in statewide competition at the 1962 Flor-
ida State Fair. The Land Judging squad won
the 1961 District and State Championships
and repeated the 1962 District Championship
where James was in a five-way tie for 2nd
high individual of the contest. His score was
168 points out of a possible 180. The Land
Judging squad placed 3rd in 1962 statewide
competition at Gainesville. The Vegetable
Judging squad placed 4th in statewide com-
petition at Daytona Beach in 1961.
James is a chapter Farmer and has beef
cattle and vegetable crops for projects. He
received the 1961 Greenhand Star Farmer
Award and he is active in FFA, school and
community activities.
Ronnie Townsend, 14, (alternate) son of
Rev. and Mrs. Edward Townsend of Fort
Green, Florida, is a Sophomore at Pinecrest
School. He is a member of the 1960-61 and
1961-62 Pinecrest FFA Meats Judging squads,
the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest FFA Live-
stock Judging squads, the 1960-61 and 1961-
62 Pincrest FFA Land Judging squads, and
the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest Vegetable
Judging squads. The Meats Judging squad
won the 1961 FFA Area III Championship
held at Tampa, Florida and placed 3rd in
statewide competition at Gainesville. The
Livestock Judging squad placed 2nd in FFA
competition at the 1961 Southeastern Fat
Stock Show and was Top Team at the 1962
Show. They also placed 3rd in statewide
competition at the 1962 Florida State Fair.
The Land Judging squad won the 1961 Dis-
trict and State Championships and repeated
the 1692 District Championship where Ronnie
was 7th high individual in the contest, being
beaten only by Pinecrest FFA squad mates.
His score was 167 points out of a possible
180. This squad placed 3rd in the 1962 state
contest. The Vegetable Judging squad placed
4th in statewide competition at Daytona
Beach in 1961.
Ronnie is a Chapter Farmer and has 10
acres of young citrus and a small herd of
brood cows. He recently purchased a steer
calf to be groomed and shown at the 1963
Florida State Fair.
He is a member of the National Honor
Society and is active in FFA, school, com-
munity and church activities.
Jim Culpepper, 15, (alternate) son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. O. Culpepper of Lithia, Florida,
is a Sophomore at Pmecrest School. He is
a member of the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pine-
crest FFA Meats Judging squads, the 1960-
61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest FFA Livestock
Judging squads, the 1960-61 and 1961-62
Land Judgng squads, and the 1960-61 and
1961-62 Pinecrest FFA Vegetable Judging
squads. The Meats Judging squad won the
1961 FFA Area HI Championship held in
Tampa, Florida and placed 3rd in state-
wide competition at Gainesville. The Live-
stock Judging -.quad placed 2nd in FFA com-
petition at the 1961 Southeastern Fat Stock
Show and was Top Team at the 1962 Show.
They also placed 3rd in statewide compe-
tition at the 1962 Florida State 2air. The
Land Judging squad won the 1961 District
and State Championships and repeated the
1962 District Championship where Jim was
in a five-way tie for 2nd high individual of
the contest. His score was 168 points out of
a possible 180. The Land Judging squad
placed 3rd in 1962 statewide competition at
Gainesville. The Vegetable Judging squad
placed 4th in statewide competition at Day-
tona Beach in 1961. Jim is a Chapter Farm-
er and has vegetable crops for his projects.
He is a member of the National Honor So-
ciety and is active in FFA, school and com-
munity activities.
He is Treasurer of the Pinecrest Future

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1962


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Livestock Judging Teams

Donald Dixon, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Royce Dixon of Lithia, Florida, is a Sopho-
more at Pinecrest School. He is a member
of the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest FFA
Meats Judging squads, the 1960-61 and 1961-
62 Pinecrest FFA Livestock Judging squads,
the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Land Judging squads,
and the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest FFA
Vegetable Judging squads. The Meats Judg-
ing squad won the 1961 Area III Champion-
ship held at Tampa, Florida and placed 3rd
in statewide competition at Gainesville. The
Livestock Judging squad placed 2nd in FFA
competition at the 1961 Southeastern Fat
Stock Show and was Top Team at the 1962
Show. They also placed 3rd in statewide
competition at the 1962 Florida State Fair.
The Land Judging squad won the 1961 Dis-
trict and State Championships and repeated
the 1962 District Championship. The squad
placed 3rd in the 1962 state contest. The
Vegetable Judging squad placed 4th in state-
wide competition at Daytona Beach in 1961.
Donald is a Chapter Farmer and has live-
stock and a vegetable garden as projects. He
is a member of the National Honor Society
and is active in FFA, school and community

Jimmy Cuthbertson, 16, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. L. Cuthbertson of Lithia, Florida, is
a Junior at Pinecrest School. He is a member
of the 1959-60, 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest
FFA Livestock Judging squads, and the 1960-
61 and 1961-62 Land Judging squads. The
Livestock Judging squad placed 2nd in FFA
competition at the 1961 Southeastern Fat
Stock Show where Jimmy was 2nd high in-
dividual of the contest. The squad was Top
Team at the 1962 Southeastern Fat Stock
Show where Jimmy was again 2nd high in-
dividual in the contest. They also placed 3rd
in statewide competition at the 1962 Florida
State Fair. The Land Judging squad won the
1961 District and State Championships and
repeated the 1962 District Championship
where Jimmy was in a five-way lie for 2nd
high individual of the contest. He was a
member of the 1960-61 Pinecrest FFA Parlia-
mentary Procedure team who were Sub-Dis-
trict Champions. He has been Pinecrest FFA
Chapter Reporter for two years.
Jimmy is a Chapter Farmer and has a
citrus nursery and a vegetable garden for pro-
jects. He was vice-president of his sopho-
more class and is vice president of his junior
class. He is a second-year member of the
National Honor Society and he is a mem-
ber of the Pinecrest School Student Council.
He is active in FFA, school, community and
church activities.
He plans to attend either the University of
South Florida or the University of Florida
and major either in architecture or civil en-

Wayne Sumner, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. M. Sumner of Lithia, Florida, is a sopho-
more at Pinecrest School. He is a member of
the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest FFA Meats
Judging squads, the 1960-61 and 1961-62
Pinecrest FFA Livestock Judging squads,
the 1960-61 and 1961-62 Pinecrest FFA Land
Judging squads and the 1960-61 and 1961-62
Pinecrest FFA Vegetable Judging sqauds. The
Meats Judging squad won the 1961 FFA Area
III Championship held at Tampa, Florida
where Wayne was high individual of the con-
test. This squad placed 3rd in the 1961 state-
wide contest held at Gainesville. The Live-
stock Judging squad placed 2nd in FFA com-
petition at the 1961 Southeastern Fat Stock
Show and was Top Team at the 1962 Show.
The Land Judging squad won the 1961 Dis-
trict and State Championships and repeated
the 1962 District Championship where Wayne
was in a five-way tie for 2nd high individual
of the contest. His score was 168 points out
of a possible 180. The Land Judging squad
placed 3rd in 1962 statewide competition at
Gainesville. The Vegetable Judging squad
placed 4th in statewide competition at Day-
tona Beach in 1961.
Wayne is a Chapter Farmer and has hogs
and beef cattle for projects. He groomed and
showed a steer at the 1962 Florida State Fair
and plans to show another one in 1963.
He is a member of the National Honor
Society and he is President of the Pinecrest
Sophomore Class. He is a member of the
Pinecrest Student Council and is active in
FFA, school, and community activities.

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Results of the FFA Poultry

and Egg Judging Contests

THE HIGH TEAM in the Poultry and Egg
Judging Contest was the Hialeah Chap-
ter, with 1085 points. The team was com-
posed of Jack Roberts, Clyde Cameron,
and Robert Braun. Their Adviser is B.
G. Cromer.
They will compete in the National
event in Kansas City, Missouri, next Oc-
tober at the American Royal Livestock
Show. The Florida State Department of
Agriculture sponsors them on this trip.
Other teams participating placed in the
following order: Miami Edison, Wild-
wood, Lakeland, Auburndale, Palatka Sr,
North Miami, Bartow, Winter Haven,
Blountstown, Fort Myers, Arcadia, Mi-
ami-Jackson, Tampa-Franklin Jr., Ocala
(Silver Springs), Wimauma (East Bay),
Palatka Jr., Dade City, Ocala, Brandon,
Tampa-Chamberlain, Summerfield (Lake

Weir), Winter Haven (Denison Jr.).
The Miami-Edison team composed of
Jimmy Stewart, William Meeks, Tommy
Swain, and their Adviser, H. Q. Duff,
won the Egg Judging Contest and re-
ceived the Florida Egg Commission Tro-
phy and $10.
Other teams participating placed in the
following order: Lakeland, $7.50; Palat-
ka Sr., $5.00; Fort Myers, Auburndale,
Hialeah, Winter Haven & Blountstown
(tie), Wildwood, North Miami, Arcadia,
Dade City, Ocala (Silver Springs), Ocala,
Miami-Jackson, Wimauma (East Bay) &
Bartow (tie), Tampa-Franklin Jr., Palat-
ka Jr., Summerfield (Lake Weir), Bran-
don, Winter Haven (Denison Jr.), Tam-
The Hialeah team composed of Rob-
erts, Cameron and Braun won the Poul-

State Champion Hialeah Poultry Judging Team: (left to right) Jack Roberts, Bob
Braun, and Clyde Cameron.

Congratulations to the Hialeah FFA

State Champion Poultry Judging Team

Miami International Hatcheries, Inc.

7290 N.W. 44th Street, Miami, Florida
Phone 887-9518

try Judging Contest and received the
Pillsbury Trophy and $25.00.
Other teams placed in the following
order: Wildwood, $20.00; Bartow, $15.00;
Miami-Edison, $10.00; North Miami,
$5.00; Auburndale; Lakeland; Tampa-
Franklin Jr; Miami-Jackson; Palatka Sr;
Palatka Jr; Winter Haven; Blountstown;
Arcadia; Brandon; Tampa-Chamberlain;
Ocala (Silver Springs); Wimauma (East
Bay); Fort Myers; Summerfield (Lake
Weir); Ocala; Dade City; Winter Haven
(Denison Jr.).
Robert Braun is 17 years old, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul E. Braun. He is a Chapter Farmer
and a student of Hialeah High School.
Robert has grown and sold over 3000 nur-
sery plants in his two years of Agriculture.
Other projects include 100 laying hens and
200 baby chicks for replacements.
He attended the forestry school last summer,
and is going to the National F.F.A. Conven-
tion in October.

Jack Roberts is 18 years old and a Senior
at Hialeah High School. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Norwood Roberts of Miami, Florida.
During his 3 years in Vocational Agriculture
his projects included, Nursery-2000 plants;
Crops-1/10 Acre; 100 Laying Hens; 2 Angus
Fat Steers; Registered Angus Cow and Calf; 3
Beef Calves.
He has attended the National Dairy Cattle
Judging Contest in Waterloo, Iowa, and won
a bronze medal. He has also judged livestock at
the Tampa State Fair for the years 1960-61 and
Jack served as Vice President of the Hialeah
F.F.A. Chapter for the year of 1960-61. He is
a 1962 applicant for the State Farmer Degree.

Clyde Cameron, a senior at Hialeah High
School, is the son of Mrs. Danial S. Cameron
of 3120 E. 6th Ave., Hialeah, Florida.
Clyde is in his second year of Vocational
Agriculture. He has had an outstanding orna-
mental nursery project, from which he used the
profit to buy and feed his Angus steer. His
steer was the 1962 Grand Champion of the Dade
County Fat Stock Show and Sale. It was bought
by Winn-Dixie Stores for $1.50 a pound. It
brought $1,323.20.

Local Chapters
(Continued from page 12)
TWELVE MEMBERS of the Lake Weir
Chapter were among the 175 FFA and
4-H members attending the annual Col-
lege of Agriculture Fair and Career Day
at the University of Florida. The boys
were taken on a two and one-half hour
tour, viewing the 125 displays and ex-
hibits which demonstrated the type of
work and study in which the students in
the College of Agriculture are involved.
Of particular interest to the Marion
County visitors was the exhibit of the
seventeen vegetable millionaires-the
seventeen vegetables that produce one or
more million dollars for this state's farm-
ers. Heading the list was tomatoes, and
Marion County is a big producer of to-

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Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1962


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Greater Gainesville Area Steer Show

IN THE Steer Show and Sale at Gaines-
ville, Reece Powell, of the Trenton Chap-
ter, showed the Grand Champion steer,
a Hereford weighing 1,155 pounds. This
animal was later auctioned to Publix
Supermarkets for $1.10 per pound, bring-
ing a total of $1,270.50. It came originally
from the herd of Clyde Colson of Tren-
In the Showmanship Contest, also,
Reece Powell won first place. Jim Busby
and Gerald Spencer, both of Santa Fe
(Alachua) Chapter, placed second and
In the Gain-in-Weight Contest, Ray-
mond Haufler, of the Gainesville Chap-
ter, was first; Fred Scholfield, of Gaines-
ville, second; Larry Lewis and Glen Bus-
by, both from the Santa Fe Chapters,
were third and fourth, respectively.
The Record Book Contest was won by
Jim Busby, with Philip Lagasse second,
and Joe Busby, third, all of Santa Fe

Florida Wildlife
Federation Awards
30 FLORIDA citizens were cited for out-
standing conservation work through
awards sponsored by the Sears Roebuck
Foundation, through the Florida Wild-
life Federation Conservation Fund
Awards Program. These awards were
presented by Governor Farris Bryant at
a special dinner in Tallahassee, in Feb-
Those closely connected with Vocation-
al Agriculture and the FFA that were
recognized at that time were: George G.
Stone, Representative from Escambia
County and Adviser of the Walnut Hill
FFA Chapter, for teaching Natural Re-
source Conservation; Wm. R. Oelslager,
Adviser of the Tampa-Franklin, Jr. FFA
Chapter, for outstanding Forestry Con-
servation Education; A. D. McCall,
School Supervisor, Milton, for Forward-
ing Awareness of Wise Conservation
Practices in the Minds of Youngsters;
Noble Brown of Webster, Honorary State
Farmer, for Management of Ranch Lands
and Leadership to Help Others to Good
Conservation Practices on the Land; V.
E. Whitehurst, Jr., former member of the
Williston Chapter, for Soil Conservation
Information and Education Efforts and
Organizational Work; Ralph Carter,
Washington County Representative and
former member of the Chipley Chapter,
for Pioneer Effort in Grass-based Rota-
tions and for Public Speaking on Behalf
of Soil Conservation; Tommy Needham,
former member of the Ocala Chapter, for
Outstanding Service in Organized Con-
servation Groups; Murdock LeRoy Gillis,
member of the Ponce DeLeon Chapter,
tied for first place as Junior Conserva-
tionist of the year.
The Governor's Award was also pre-
sented to Bob Jones, Adviser of the Bald-
win Chapter, for the FFA Chapter Work
in Forestry. These awards consisted of
a certificate, a gold medal, and cash of
$25 and $50.

for Spring, 1962 17

Chapters. The Awards were $15.00,
$10.00, and $5.00, respectively.
Blue Ribbon steers include those shown
by: Fred Scholfield, Gainesville Chapter,
Kenneth Bristow, Hawthorne Chapter;
Pete Wright and Lamar Dudley, New-
berry Chapter; Joe Busby, Joe Feagin,
Donald Boggs, Philip Lagasse, and Fred-
die Clark, of the Senior and Junior San-
ta Fe Chapters; Roger Pittman, Trenton
Chapter; and the Newberry Chapter-
owned animal.
Auctioneer Harold McCullars persuad-
ed buyers to pay a total of $47,849.00 for
the fifty-four steers sold. This was an

average of 40.25c per pound or $350.22
per steer.
A buyers banquet was held on the eve
of the Show, at the Gainesville High
School Cafeteria. Charles Beck, State
FFA President, was master of ceremonies
at this well attended affair, and did an
excellent job of keeping the program
moving along so that the affair was con-
cluded in one and a half hours.
The participating vocational agricul-
ture teachers and chapter members are to
be congratulated for their very fine ex-
hibits and achievements in connection
with this Show. These FFA groups very
much appreciate the cooperation and as-
sistance given by the buyers and cooper-
ating agencies, and especially by Mr.
James Wershow, Finance Chairman.

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West Florida Steer

Show and Sale
FUTURE FARMERS members exhibited at
West Florida Livestock Association Steer
Show and Sale at Quincy thirty-nine in-
dividual steers and two pens of three, or
a total of 45, by FFA members from Ma-
lone, Marianna, Greensboro, Quincy, Ha-
vana, Suwannee and Williams Chapters
at Live Oak, and Leon (Tallahassee).
Tony Moore, member of Quincy FFA
Chapter, showed his Angus steer to FFA
Championship and Reserve Champion-
ship of the show. Lynwood Moore, Leon
Chapter at Tallahassee, exhibited the Re-
serve FFA Champion. Tony's Champion
was sold to Duy's Tobacco Company for
55c a pound. Tallahassee Junior Chamber
of Commerce bought Lynwood's Reserve
Champion for 35c a pound.
In the FFA Judging Contest, the Cot-
tondale team consisting of Roger Jack-
son, Tommy Tharp and David Shores
won first place with a score of 750.2
points. Leon Chapter at Tallahassee
placed second with 700.4 points, and
Blountstown placed third with 683.8. Oth-
er teams in order of placing were: Mari-
anna, Monticello, Quincy, Havana,
Greensboro, Sneads, Grand Ridge, Ma-
lone and Walnut Hill.
In individual judging, David Shores of
Cottondale won first place, Lynwood
Moore of Leon 2nd, Tommy Tharp of
Cottondale 3rd, Wilbur Miller of Blounts-
town 4th, and Bobby Mandell of Leon
At the annual barbecue, the Doyle
Conner FFA Scholarship of $100 was pre-
sented to Ronald Thompson of Marianna.
Other features of the program at the
barbecue were the rewarding of Gain-
in-Weight Contest prizes, sponsored by
the Florida Retail Federation, and the
FFA Calf Scramble.
Jimmy Barineau, Quincy Chapter
FFA, won $34.00 in the Gain-in-Weight
Contest with a Steer gaining 2.88 pounds
a day. Other FFA members winning
awards were: third, Roger Mason, Mari-
anna, $27.60; fourth, Walter Dover, Quin-
cy, $25.00; sixth through tenth: Harold
Glisson, Marianna, $23.60; Floyd Suber,
Jr., Quincy, $23.70; Douglas Goodwin,
Greensboro, $20.90; Leon Nobles, Mari-
anna, $23.60; Tommy Smith, Quincy,
$24.60. The awards were made by A. D.
Davis, member of the Florida Retail Fed-
In the FFA Calf Scramble, ten boys
competed. The winners: Tony Munroe
of Quincy, Clay and Roger Mason of
Marianna, Bobby Mandell of Leon, and
Eugene Dutton of Havana.




Florida Future Farmer


Cottondale Wins The 3rd
State Land Judging Contest
composed of Ronald Whitfield, Eudon
Scurlock, James Jordan, and James
Green took top honors in the FFA Di-
vision of the 3rd Annual State FFA and
4-H Land Judging Contest held in
Gainesville on Friday, March 30.
High Individual Scorer in the FFA
Division, was Ronnie DeRossett, a mem-
ber of the Palatka Senior Chapter Team.
The Palatka Team placed second, Pine-
crest third, Anthony fourth, and Wau-
chula (Peace River) fifth. A total of 24
FFA teams representing soil Conserva-
tion Districts from Cottondale to Miami,
participated, including in addition to the
above: Altha, South Sumter, Trenton,
Columbia, Chiefland, Starke, Ft. Pierce,
Baldwin, North Miami, Citrus, Wewa-
hitchka, Bradenton, Santa Fe Jr., Winter
Haven, Okeechobee, Suwannee, Baker
County, Lafayette and Lake Butler.
In the 4-H Division, a team represent-
ing Alachua County placed first for the
second year in a row.
The Cottondale and Alachua County
teams will each receive $600 to defray
their expenses in attending the Inter-
national Land Judging Contest in Okla-
homa City, May 3, 1962. Mr. Gharod
Whitfield, Chapter Adviser, is coach of
the Cottondale Team, while Mr. A. T.An-
drews, Assistant County Agent, coached
the winning 4-H Team. Awards were
provided by the Florida Association of
Soil Conservation District Supervisors
and Television Station WTVT in Tampa.
Technicians of the TV Station made a 30
minute documentary film of the event.

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