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Title: The Florida future farmer
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WINTER, 1963


Program at
State Fair

, 35th National Convention

National FFA Week
February 16 to 23

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FFA Membership by Chapters and Districts


Defuniak Springs
Escambia Farms
Gonzalez Jr.
Laurel Hill
Ponce DeLeon
Poplar Springs
Walnut Hill

DISTRICT II (1) (2) (3)

Altha 41 40 36
Blountstown 93 108 94
Bristol 61 77 56
Crawfordville 40 71 49
Grand Ridge 43 62 37
Greensboro 33 46 46
Greenville 34 51 51
Havana 57 57 64
Jasper 38 50 51
Jennings 79 57 51
Lee 35 31 25
Madison 63 57 69
Mayo 73 51 68
Monticello 66 65 61
Pinetta 38 34 33
Quincy 54 62 70
Sneads 33 32
Sopchoppy 51 59 53
Tallahassee (Leon) 56 56 50
Tallahassee (Jr.) 42 60 30
Tallahassee (Rickards) 38 11
Wewahitchka 56 53 47
White Springs 33 20 19

DISTRICT III (1) (2) (3)

Alachua Sr. 66 51 60
Alachua Jr. 58 85 85
Baldwin 51 55 62
Bell 55 44 54
Branford 47 48 37
Bronson 41 56 46
Bunnell 56 65 66
Chiefland 47 53 53
Crescent City 42 52
Ft. White 26 31 24
Gainesville 57 48 35
Gainesville (Bucholz) 62 67 27
Gainesville (Howard Bishop) 49 24
Gainesville (Westwood) 22 25
Gainesville (Collegiate) 17 18 18
Hastings 36 49 49
Hawthorne 44 58
Hilliard 58 43 44
Jacksonville (Paxon) 62 54
Lake Butler 34 46 53
Lake City 115 97 49
Live Oak (Suwannee) 70 65 66
Live Oak (Williams) 69 72 81
Macclenny 74 72 77
Melrose 45 49 51
Newberry 77 62 70
Palatka 75 84 56
Palatka Jr. 77 93 73
Starke 57 50 51
Starke (Bradford) 43 49 45
Trenton 50 55 56
Williston 58 60 60

Apopka Jr.

(4) (5) Bushnell 116
Bushnell Jr.
10 $3.60 Crystal River 20
6.10 DeLand 45
52 6.10 Groveland 110
47 4.70 Inverness 52
Kissimmee 43
Kissimmee Jr. 70
42 Leesburg 60
4.00 New Smyrna Beach 82
1 9.70 Ocala 62
41 4.10 Ocala (Silver Springs) 51
Ocoee 69
Orlando-Boone 48
57 6.20 Orlando-Colonial 49
Orlando-Edgewater 19
77 7.70 Orlando-Evans 88
2 5.00 Orlando-Oak Ridge 48
60 5.03 Pierson 36
Reddick 67
7.10 St. Cloud 44
4.20 Sanford 35
74 7.40 Sanford Jr. 45
Summerfield (Lake Weir) 70
51 5.70 Tavares 57
68 Umatilla 66
61 .10 Wildwood 53
Winter Garden 54

(4) (5)


5.00 Auburndale 75
7 3.60 Bartow 124
Bartow Jr.
5.10 Bradenton 62
64 6.40 Bradenton (Bayshore)
5.10 Bradenton (Walker Jr.) 38
51 5.10 Bradenton (Southeast) (Jr) 82
3.20 Bradenton (Junior) 82
69 Brandon 139
68 6.80 Brandon (Mann Jr.) 43
Brooksville 39
33 4.00 Dade City 120
70 10.00 Ft. Meade 105
Frostproof 47
5.00 Haines City 51
1 2.00 Kathleen 67
Kathleen Jr. 71
Lakeland 81
Lake Wales 47
2.50 Largo 34
Mulberry 69
New Port Richey 46
Palmetto 48
(4) (5) Pinecrest 76
Plant City 66
o0 0.00 Plant City Jr. 73
35 8.50 St. Petersburg 33
6.20 Sarasota 42
54 5.40 Tampa-Buchanan
3.70 Tampa-Chamberlain 58
40 Tampa-Franklin 50
Turkey Creek 177
53 Wimauma 76
Winter Haven 74
24 Winter Haven (Denison) 18
Winter Haven (Imperial)
27 2.70 Winter Haven (Lake Alfred) 22
24 2.40 Zephyrhills 54
18 5.00
49 4.90
38 3.30 DISTRICT VI (1)
54 5.40
53 Arcadia 72
49 4.90 Avon Park 70
66 6.60 Belle Glade 66
76 7.60 Clewiston 53
69 7.70 Ft. Myers 39
51 5.10 Ft. Pierce 81
7.00 Hialeah 45
Homestead 70
LaBelle 56
5.00 Lake Placid 25
1 5.00 Miami-Edison 45
56 5.60 Miami-Jackson 29
6.00 Moore Haven 65
North Miami 64
Okeechobee 66
Pahokee 58
(4) (5) Pompano 48
Sebrnng 78
7 5.50 Vero Beach 44
62 6.20 Wauchula (Hardee) 72
44 4.90 Wauchula (Peace River) 74

Column (1) Number of FFA members 1961-62; Column (2) 1962-63 enrolled in Vocational Agriculture; Column (3) 1962-63
FFA membership; Column (4) National Future Farmer Magazine Subscriptions; Column (5) Donations to the J. F. Wil!iam-
Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Florida Future Farmer for W'nts:, 136"

As A RECENT recipient of the honorary de-
gree, "State Farmer," it is a pleasure to
have this opportunity to visit with my
fellow Future Farmers of Florida.
My Company and I have a sincere in-
terest in the many activities of your
State and National organization and the
success and future of each of its members.
"Mid-States" is one of the twelve Charter
Members of the Future Farmers of
America Foundation, Inc. and provides
incentive awards on the state level to
Future Farmers in Florida, Indiana, and
I believe there are certain key charac-
teristics which young men of today must
possess if they are to become "The
Leaders of Tomorrow." There is always
room at the top for good men and we in
industry are constantly searching for
those who possess the following charac-
The ability to work together well and
get along with other people is a trait
which cannot be overemphasized. In all
phases of life we must deal with other
people, agencies, and organizations. Often
it becomes necessary to suppress one's
personal wishes for the good of a group.
Flexibility is a personal characteristic
which should be developed by everyone.
In this rapidly changing world of ours we
must be able to adapt to changing situa-
tions and problems. We must constantly
develop new methods for solving old pro-
blems if we are to remain competitive.
This is true not only in business but in
all phases of agriculture and the profes-
It has been said that, "The difference
between average and top people may be
explained in these words: The top people
did what was expected of them AND

THEN SOME!" Any person with aver-
age intelligence who is willing to accept
responsibilities and put forth that "Extra
Effort" will be far along on the road to
People who are successful in life, de-
monstrate a Sense of Social Awareness.
These individuals are socially minded,


they like people, and have a genuine con-
cern for the welfare and the problems of
others. This quality is most essential in
dealing with those with whom you work.
Furthermore it is most important for
persons to acquire socially acceptable
skills and graces. These qualities en-
hance one's personality and are the marks
of a true gentleman.
"It is always best to speak the truth,

The Cover (Right picture): Clewiston FFA Chapter Sugar Cane
Project. (Left picture): Tommy Ridgdill, chairman of the Future Farmers sugar cane
project, is in charge of the records and reports which are a necessary part of this
learning by experience. See story page 14. Clewiston News Photo.

The Florida Future Farmer

VOL. XXIV, 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
891, Kissimmee, Florida. Area Representatives: Jacksonville, 2777 Claremont Circle, EXbrook 8-6563;
Tampa, Apt. K-l, 2117 Dekle Avenue, 85-8001; Miami, 811 N.W. 139th Street. MUrray 1-7087.

President .......... David Brengle, Winter Haven
1st Vice-President ..Lynwood Simmons, Plant City
2nd Vice-President. .Elmo Douglas, High Springs
3rd Vice-President .......... David King, Jasper
4th Vice-President ........ Dale Gavin, Inverness
5th Vice-President ....... Hoyt Northcut, Miami
6th Vice-President .. .Marlin Register, Graceville
Executive Secretary .... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser .......... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963

President .... .Kenny McMillan, Prairie City, Ill.
1st Vice-Pres., Richard A. Mottolo, Andover, Mass.
2nd Vice-Pres., Larry R. Whittington, Angler, N.C.
3rd Vice-Pres., Jerry Diefenderfer, S. Luis Obispo,
4th Vice-Pres...Duane Leach, Winnebago, Minn.
Student Secretary Vern France. Gooding. Idaho

By Way of Editorial Comment:

"The Leaders of Tomorrow"
by JACK B. SALT, Sales Manager
Jacksonville, Florida

unless of course you are an exceptionally
good liar." Also it is true that, "Truth
and oil always come to the surface."
Honesty in business dealings and relation-
ships with other people is a characteristic
of a truly successful person. People in all
walks of life are concerned with the
ethical and moral character of those with
whom they come in contact: socially and
in business dealings.
It is my belief that any young man who
possesses the above qualities will find a
happier and more prosperous life, which
in the end, is the goal of all mankind.
This applies to those of you in agriculture
as well as those who may later find them-
selves in a business or a profession.
A final thought: "Luck is that cross-
road where preparation and opportunity

National FFA Week
February 16-23, 1963
ICA" is the general theme for National
FFA Week, February 16-23, 1963, to be
observed by 170 Chapters and over 9,500
members in Florida. Kits of material are
available from the Future Farmer Supply
Service, Alexandria, Virginia.
David Brengle, State FFA President,
will receive a Proclamation for Future
Farmer Week from Governor Farris
Again this year, the Outdoor Advertis-
ing Association of Florida and their
members are cooperating by donating 65
12x24 billboards in promoting Future
Farmer Week.
FFA members should complete their
plans on what will be done in their com-
munity to observe Future Farmer Week.

Outdoor Advertising Association
Cooperates with FFA
The advertising companies cooperating
The Donnelly Advertising Corporation
of Florida, 1790 N.W. 54th Street, Mi-
ami, Fla.
Harry M. Childress, 5 Leta Drive,
Sebring, Fla.
The Citrus Outdoor Advertising Com-
pany, 1241 E. Magnolia St., Lakeland,
Tri-County Poster Advertising Co.,
Wauchula, Fla.
Zimmer Advertising, Inc., 609 Hunter
St., West Palm Beach, Fla.
Sunad, Inc., 290-16th St. North, St.
Petersburg, Fla.
Martin Outdoor Advertising Company,
P.O. Box 1321, Tampa, Fla.
Zimmer Poster Service, 3709 E. Colon-
ial Drive, Orlando, Fla.
Zimmer Poster Service, S. Ridgewood
and Reed Canal, South Daytona, Fla.
Carraway Advertising Co., P. O. Box
29, Tallahassee, Fla.
Wilcox Outdoor Advertising Co., 701
West Hill Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia
General Outdoor Advertising Co., Inc.,
1120 Crestwood Street, Jacksonville 8,

Part of the Florida Delegation in attendance at the 35th Annual National FFA Con-
vention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Highlights of the 35th Annual Nat'l

Convention at Kansas City Are Given

THE FLORIDA delegation to the 35th An-
nual National Convention in Kansas
City, Missouri, October 9-12, 1962, num-
bered more than 180. About 71 local
Chapters were represented, and 24
Chapter Advisers, along with many school
officials, parents and friends were pre-
The eyes of nearly 10,000 members
and guests were upon the National
Officers at the Convention, which Victor
Butler of the Havan Chapter, National
President, did such an excellent job of
presiding over.
The official delegates representing
Florida were David Brengle, State Presi-
dent, of the Winter Haven Chapter, and
Lynwood Simmons, State Vice-President,
of the Turkey Creek Chapter. Alternate
delegates were Elmo Douglas, Santa Fe
Chapter at Alachua; David King, Jasper;
Dale Gavin, Citrus Chapter at Inverness;
Hoyt Northcut. Hialeah; and Marlin
Register, Graceville.
Ed Harvey, Jr., of the Baldwin Chapter,
and Larry Newman of the Groveland
Chapter, were in the National Band.
Chuck McIntosh of the Turkey Creek
Chapter was the official organist for the
Convention and participated in the
Talent Program, along with Larry Bar-
rington of the Brandon Chapter. Also,
the Brandon String Band participated in
the Talent Program and at Luncheon
Programs. Marlin Register performed
on the Convention Program.
The Santa Fe Sr. Chapter at Alachua
received a Gold Emblem Award, while
the Paxton and Ft. Pierce Chapters re-
ceived a Silver Emblem Award in the
National Chapter Contest.
Donald Cook of the Vernon Chapter,
State Winner of the Seaboard Airline
Forestry Contest made a tour of Boston,
New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore,

Washington, and Richmond, before he
arrived at the National Convention.
Jackie Crawford and his Adviser, T. C.
Campbell of the DeFuniak Springs Chap-
ter, State Winner in the Naval Stores
Forestry Contest, attended the Conven-
tion. M. C. Roche, Chapter Adviser, and
Richard C. Sanders and Gary Colson of
the Ocala Chapter attended the Con-
vention as winners of the St. Regis
Forestry Contest.
David King, Jasper Chapter, 1962
Star State Farmer, carried the Florida
State Flag in the "Massing of the State

Flags Ceremony", during the presenta-
tion of the Star Farmer Awards.
Assisting with the Courtesy Corps from
Florida were F. L. Northrop, Area II
Supervisor, Murray Langford, Adviser of
the Quincy Chapter, Hoyt Northcut,
State Vice-President, Hialeah Chapter,
David King, State Vice-President, Jasper
Chapter; Ronald Gibbs, Tate Chapter at
Gonzalez, Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce,
and Joe Race of the Winter Haven
Chapter. Ronald Gibbs was also State
Winner of the Feeder Steer Award
sponsored by the Florida Cattlemen's As-
Recipients of the Southern Nitrogen
Company, and Florida Nitrogen Com-
pany Leadership Awards in attendance at
the Convention were Daniel McKinnon
of the Bethlehem Chapter; Cecil W.
Grace, Jasper, Adviser of the 1962 Star
State Farmer; Elmo Douglas, Santa Fe
Chapter, Alachua; Dale Gavin, Citrus
Chapter at Inverness; Lynwood Simmons,
Turkey Creek Chapter, and Hoyt North-
cut, Hialeah.
State Department of Agriculture A-
ward Winners attending this year were
Leonard Thorn, Paxton Chapter; Wm. E.
Priest III, Hawthorne Chapter, and Leo
Champion, Brooksville Chapter.
Receiving the American Farmer De-
gree were: James C. Cox, Winter Haven;
Jeff Daughtry, Peace River at Wauchula;
Harrell Howell, Jennings; Ronald Nel-
son, North Miami; James Warren
Repper, Pahokee; Arthur Lynwood
Smith, Quincy; Francis Ward, Suwannee
Chapter at Live Oak; Donald Weber, Ft.
Pierce; Robert Wilkerson, Paxton; and
Jack Williams, Reddick. The parents of
the American Farmers attending were:
Mr. & Mrs. Dorian Howell. Wives of the
American Farmers in attendance were
Mrs. Francis Ward and Mrs. Jack
Some of the other Floridians attending

Seated, 1962-63 National FFA Officers: (L to R) Kenny McMillan, National Presi-
dent, Prairie City, Illinois; Vern France, Student Secretary, Gooding, Idaho; Jerry
Diefenderfer, Vice-President, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Duane Leach, Vice-President,
Winnebago, Minnesota; Larry Ray Whittington, Vice-President, Angier, North Caro-
lina; and Richard A. Mottolo, Vice-President, Andover, Massachusetts. Standing:
(L to R) Wm. Paul Gray, National Executive Secretary; 1961-62 National Officers,
Victor Butler, National President, Havana, Florida; Richard B. Black, Student Secre-
tary, Prairie Grove, Arkansas; Keith N. Simmons, Vice-President, Enterprise, Oregon;
Darryl W. Eastvold, Vice-President, Mayville, North Dakota; James Prewitt, Vice-
President, Kirbyville, Texas; James R. McCutcheon, Vice-President, Reedy, West
Virginia; and Dr. A. W. Tenney, National Adviser.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963

the Convention were: Mr. and Mrs. John
Folks, Florida Power Corporation, St.
Petersburg; Mr. Henry Gattrell, Swine
breeder from Fairfield; Mr. Ted Pen-
darvis, Marketing Specialist, Florida
State Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville;
Mr. Joel Evers, General Supervisor of
Secondary Schools in Hardee County,
Wauchula; Mr. Claude Ridley, Supervis-
ing Principal of Winter Haven Schools;
Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Butler, parents of
Victor, Havana; Mr. and Mrs. Harbert
Gregory, Quincy; Mr. and Mrs. Luther
Cook, Havana; Mrs. D. A. Butler,
Havana; Miss Sally Fuller, Largo; Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Carlburg, Miami; Mrs.
Frank Stephens, Havana; Dr. and Mrs.
T. W. Strickland, State Department of
Education, Tallahassee; Mr. Davis D.
Smith, Vice-President, Flint River Mills,
Bainbridge, Ga.; Mr. Joe Brown, Ex-
ecutive Ass't., State Department of
Agriculture, Tallahassee; Kelly Lyons,
Director, Publisher's Service Division,
Cody Publications, Kissimmee; Mr.
Maxey Walker, former State Officer,
Gadsden County School Superintendent,
Quincy; Mr. Henry Vann, County School
Board Member, Live Oak; Mr. Tom
Willis, Manager of Livestock Market,
Wives of Vocational Agriculture Teach-
ers in attendance were Mrs. Priest of
Hawthorne, Mrs. Rehwinkel of Reddick,
Mrs. O. E. Yearty and daughter Dorothy
of Havana.
Winner of the Flint River Mills Award,
Charles Hagler of the Greenwood Chapter
attended with Mr. Davis D. Smith and
son, of the Flint River Mills, sponsor of
the award.

The Brandon FFA String Band composed
of Pete Sumner, Nelson Waycaster, Jim-
my Grissett, Gene Conners, and Weston
Carter, performing at the 1962 National
FFA Convention.

WAYNE SMITH, DeLand High School
senior, received a Volusia County Com-
missioner's Scholarship for $600 from Ed
Stone, District I Commissioner, during
a recent awards assembly at DHS. The
award is to help Wayne in his future ed-
ucation in agriculture. He was also pre-
sented with a Community Service Schol-
arship for $250.00 as the outstanding
member of the DeLand Chapter, FFA,
from Darwin Bennett, Chapter Adviser.

THE MCINTOSH Lions Club presented
members of the Reddick FFA Chapter
a new Ford Tractor. The Lions President
Charles Hargett, and W. E. DeVore,
County Commissioner and former Voca-
tional Agriculture Teacher have arrang-
ed to provide a new tractor for the FFA
Chapter at North Marion High.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963

Chuck McIntosh of Florida at organ, with group of FFA members, performing at the
1962 National FFA Convention.

Victor Butler, National FFA President, presenting 15-year donor plaque to R. E.
Calhoun for Standard Oil Company (Incorporated in Kentucky).

Presentation of Parents at the National Convention, October 1962.

(L to R): Dr. A. W. Tenney, National FFA Adviser; Victor Butler, 1961-62 National
FFA President, Havana, Florida; J. W. Keener, Chairman of FFA Foundation Spon-
soring Committee for 1962-63, Akron, Ohio; and Bruce Lourie, 1961-62 Chairman,
Moline, Illinois.

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 Ralston
Purina Company, Tampa, J. S. Blunt,
plant manager, will supply feed for the
FFA Beef and Dairy Animals while on
exhibit at the Florida State Fair.
Dairy Cattle
All Dairy Cattle entries will be in the
barn by midnight Monday, February 4,
1963, as the Judging will begin at 9:00
a.m. on Tuesday, February 5th. Then
the cattle will be released at 6:00 p.m. Sat-
urday, February 9th and must clear the
Fairgrounds not later than 8:00 a.m. on
Sunday, February 10th.
On Tuesday, February 5th, the Greater
Tampa Chamber of Commerce will be
hosts to the Dairy Cattle Exhibitors for
lunch in the Little Auditorium.
The Florida Dairy, Inc., is sponsoring 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 Con-
test with awards of $5.00, $4.00, $3.00,
$2.00 and $1.00.
Florida Ayrshire Breeders Association
will award a registered Ayrshire heifer
calf to the 4-H or FFA exhibitor making
the highest score in the Ayrshire 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 exhibitor
of the Champion Guernsey female.
The Florida Jersey Cattle Club will pre-
sent a special plaque to the exhibitor of
the Champion Jersey female.
The Roseda Memorial Trophy will be
given by Mr. and Mrs. Melvin W. Ver-
non, Jr., to the FFA exhibitor showing
the cow with the M.E. 4% corrected milk
record. The record must have been made
on some type of official recognized pro-
duction test in the program. All breeds
are eligible. Notification of this should
be made at the time the animals are en-
The Hillsborough County Cattlemen's
Association will present a Herdsmen's
Trophy to the exhibitor based on cleanli-
ness of herd, stalls and isles, the neat-
ness and deportment of exhibitor, and
promptness in getting animals into the
show ring.
The Florida Dairy Products Associa-
tion, Inc.'s rotating trophy will be award-
ed to the FFA member making the best
record in the annual State FFA Dairy
Beef Cattle
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 until
after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10th
and must be in place by midnight. Judg-
ing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Monday, Feb-
ruary 11. These animals will be released
after 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16,
and must clear the Fairgrounds not later
than 8:00 a.m. Sunday, February 17.

Fat Cattle Show
Many Future Farmers are preparing
the steers to show at the 9th Annual Flor-
ida Fat Stock Show and Sale, which is
sponsored jointly by the Agricultural
Committee of the Greater Tampa Cham-
ber of Commerce and the Florida Cattle-
men's Association. The animals will be
entered on Tuesday, February 5th and
be on exhibit until they are sold on Fri-
day, February 8th. Judging will be at
1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7th,
and the sale at 1:30 p.m. on Fri. Feb. 8th.
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 year.
All of the animals entered will be eli-
gible for the Florida Table Beef Contest,
which is sponsored by the Florida Retail
Federation and the Greater Tampa Cham-
ber of Commerce. All Carcasses grading
prime on the rail will receive an addi-
tional premium of $10. Other awards be-
ing presented for the top three places in
each class, with trophies going to the
Grand and Reserve Champion carcasses.
For other awards, see the Florida State
Fair Premium List, pages 138-140.
The Florida Power Corporation pre-
sents a permanent Trophy for the best
barrow exhibited by a 4-H or FFA mem-
ber determined in carcass competition.
Many awards will be presented to the
exhibitor of poultry and eggs. See pages
There will be a special Youth Poultry
and Egg Judging Contest for those exhib-
iting at the State Fair. The State Cham-
pion FFA Poultry and Egg Judging Team
will receive a trip to the American Royal
Livestock Show in Kansas City, which is
sponsored annually by the Florida State
Department of Agriculture. Then, there
are awards of $10.00, $7.50, and $5.00 for
the high teams in poultry and in egg
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
149 and 150 of the Premium List.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963

Members of panel at the 19th annual
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
4 Convention, with J. Abney Cox, President,
were: Willard M. Fifield, Secretary-Man-
ager of the Florida Agricultural Research
Institute, Gainesville; J. J. Parrish, Jr.,
former President of the Florida State
Chamber of Commerce, Titusville;-Mau-
rice Ennis, of the South Dade Chapter,
Homestead; Hoyt Northcut, Vice-Presi-
dent of the Florida Association, FFA,
Hialeah Chapter; Cox, and Doyle Conner,
State Commissioner of Agriculture.

FFA Attend

Florida Fruit &

Vegetable Convention
AT THE 19th Annual Florida Fruit &
Vegetable Association Convention at Mi-
ami Beach, September 17-21, 1962, nearly
300 Future Farmers from Hialeah, South
Dade, Miami-Edison, Miami-Jackson,
Belle Glade, Pompano, and Moore Haven
Chapters, were present at the Wednesday
afternoon session, September 19. The
program was devoted to "Youth Oppor-
tunities in Agriculture," with the Honor-
able Doyle Conner, Florida Commissioner
of Agriculture, moderating a panel discus-
Speaking on the Panel were Hoyt
Northcut, Vice-president of the Florida
Association, FFA, and a member of the
Hialeah Chapter, and Maurice Ennis, of
the South Dade Chapter, Homestead, who
is past-President of the Chapter. Also
participating on the Panel were J. J. Par-
rish, Jr., of Titusville, former President of
the Florida State Chamber of Commerce,
f and Willard M. Fifield, of Gainesville,
Secretary-Manager of the Florida Agri-
cultural Research Institute.
After the meeting adjourned, the mem-
bers were served refreshments in the
Americana Hotel.

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST-When the six state FFA forestry win-
ners from the Seaboard Southeast arrived in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday, Oc-
tober 6th, Vice Mayor Phil Bagley of Richmond was on hand to extend the boys
a cordial welcome to the city, as well as John P. Derham, Jr., Vice President of the
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company, whereupon Florida's state winner, Donald
Cook of Vernon, presented the Vice Mayor a fine country ham. Looking on, left to
right, are Sam Sullivan of Millry, Alabama, Mr. Derham, Danny Fender of Lake-
land, Georgia, Morris Freeman of Pendleton, South Carolina, Carltcn Apperson of
Spotsylvania, Virginia, Jimmy Davis, III, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, and Wendell
H. Keene, Vocational Agriculture teacher of Lakeland, Georgia, who accompanied
the group.

Florida Exhibit at the National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, October
1962, designed by Mrs. Elizabeth K Ehrbar, Staff Artist, Agricultural Extension
Service, University of Florida, Gainesville, and built by the Quincy FFA Chapter.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963

Support Your Local FFA Chapter

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

Florida State Fair in Tampa to Feature Annual FFA

Day on February 9, 1963

Florida Ford Tractor presented by G. H.
W. Schmidt, President, Florida Ford
Tractor Company, during the 1962 FFA
Day Ceremonies at the Florida State
Fair, to the Bethlehem FFA Chapter, as
State Winner of the Mechanizing Florida
Agriculture Award. Left to right: Daniel
McKinnon, Vice-President of the Beth-
lehem Chapter; Donald Smith, Sentinel;
Dowling Harris, Reporter; Jack Tison,
Adviser; and Schmidt.

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 will 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 sta-
tioned in front of the Grandstand and
members of the Judging Teams will be
told when to move out to their groups.
General information for J u dging
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
minutes for general inspection and official

placing of each of the four entries in each
class. Explicit instructions will be given
group leaders in Tampa before the judg-
ing begins.

Ronald Gibbs showed his 950-pound An-
gus steer, grand champion at the 1962
Florida State Fair.

Master of Ceremonies-DAVID BRENGLE, Winter Haven, State President of Florida Association F. F. A.
General Program Chairman-H. E. WOOD, State Supervisor of Agricultural Education

8:00 Admission and Registration
8:00- 9:00 Entertainment by:
Brandon F.F.A. State Champion String
Jack James, Bartow Chapter, State
Champion Harmonica Player
9:00- 9:05 Invocation and Salute to the Flag
9:05- 9:10 Presentation of Grand Champion Winners
in FFA Livestock Show-Honorable
Doyle Cormer, Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, Stateh of Florida
9:10- 9:20 Organizing Dairy Cattle Judging Teams
9:20- 9:25 Welcome Address-Carl D. Brorein, Presi-
dent of Florida State Fair Association
9:25- 9:30 Introduction of Guests--H. E. Wood, State
Adviser, F.FA., and Lynwood Simmons,
Turkey Creek, State Vice-President
9:30- 9:35 Greetings-Honorable Thomas D. Bailey,
State Superintendent of Public Instruc-

9:35- 9:40 Remarks by Cabinet Officials
9:40- 9:45 Presentation of Honorary State Farmer De-
gree by State Officers of the Florida As-
sociation, F.F.A.
9:45- 9:50 Presentation of Naval Stores Awards-
Downing Musgrove, Manager, American
Turpentine Farmers Assn. Coop., Val-
dosta, Ga.
9:50- 9:55 Presentation of Poultry and Egg Exhibit
Awards-Sam Bush, Chairman, Florida
Egg Commission, Tampa
9:55-10:00 Presentation of "Mechanizing Florida Ag-
riculture Awards"-G. H. W. Schmidt,
President, Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany, Jacksonville
10:00-10:10 Miss Frances Smith, Havana Chapter, State
FFA Sweetheart
10:10-10:20 Organizing Livestock Judging Teams
10:20-12:00 Judging Livestock
1:00- 6:00 Attending Auto Races, visiting Agricultur-
al and Commerciali Exhibits

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

Meet us at the Fair! See all of this Great
Show Window of the Sunshine State. See colorful array of Florida's
abundance of products from the groves, ranches and farms; exciting
displays of Florida's powerful industrial, commercial and educational
fields; a juried art and crafts exhibition, horticultural displays, Florida
International Center with exhibits from foreign lands, and the 17th
Annual Florida Electrical Exposition in new settings! Meet us at the
Fair and enjoy the fun and thrills of action-packed auto races and the
big, gay Royal American Shows midway! Big time entertainment. See
the Fair often See it all! It's Florida's Greatest Annual Attraction!


9:00 a.m.-FFA Dairy Cattle Judging
10:00 a.m.-Youth Egg Judging
10:00 a.m.-Poultry Judging-Youth Show
10:00 a.m.-Youth Rabbit Judging
1:00 p.m.-Florida Fat Stock Sale

7:00 p.m.-FFA Poultry Team Judging
7:30 p.m.-Parade of Dairy Champ:ons
9:00 a.m.-FFA Team Judging
Dairy, Beef, Swine
9:00 a.m.-Youth Beef Cattle Judging
5:00 p.m.-Parade of Beef Champions

Pirate Invasion Day February 11.
Reserve your Grandstand seats early. Write Florida State Fair
P. O. Box 1231 for convenient order form today!

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Congressman Robert L. F. Sikes (far
right) is shown congratulating young
Donald Cook of Vernon, Florida's 1962
state winner in the cooperative FFA for-
estry program sponsored annually by the
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company, as
Arol Hudson (left), also of Vernon, young
Cooks' Vocational Agriculture teacher,
looks on. As state winner, young Cook
will make a tour of Richmond, Va., New
York, N.Y., Boston, Mass., Washington,
D.C., and then on to Kansas City, Mo., to
attend the National Convention of the
Future Farmers of America.

National Winners

in Judging

National Winners in Judging Contests-
Judging Team won a bronze emblem a-
ward in the National Dairy Judging Con-
test at Waterloo, Iowa. Members of the
team won as follows: David Allen, bronze,
emblem; Fred Allen, honorable mention,
and Harmon Suggs, a participation cer-
tificate. Cary Lee was the alternate.
They also won a participation certificate
in Dairy Cattle Judging. Fred, bronze
emblem; David, honorable mention, and
Harmon, participation certificate. Their
Adviser is H. W. Suggs. They were
sponsored by the Tribune Company,
The Pinecrest FFA Meats Judging
Team composed of Donald Dixon, Wayne
Sumner, James Walker, and alternate
Ronnie Townsend, won a Gold Emblem
Award for the team and each individual
at the National Meats Judging Contest
in Kansas City. Their Adviser is Jacques
Waller. As far as can be ascertained,
this is the first all Gold Emblem Judging
Team from Florida.
The H;aleah Poultry Judging Team
composed of Jack Roberts, Bob Braun,
Clyde Cameron, and alternate Ralph
Smith, were a Silver Emblem Award
Team and each individual received the
Silver Emblem. Adviser is B. G. Cromer.
In the National Livestock Judging Con-
test at Kansas City, the Pinecrest FFA
Livestock Judging Team composed of
Jimmy Cuthbertson, Wayne Sumner,
James Walker, alternate Jim Culpepper,
and Adviser Jacques Waller, won a
Bronze Emblem Award. Cuthbertson
won a Bronze Emblem and the other
members received honorable mention.

The Meats, Poultry and Livestock
Judging Teams were sponsored by the
State Department of Agriculture.

North Florida Fair
F.F.A. and 4-H Club Day
AGAIN THIS year, FFA and 4-H Club
members were featured in a special pro-
gram of activities on Saturday, November
3. Four hundred Future Farmers, repre-
senting 22 Chapters in the "Big Bend"
Area, were present to participate in a
Farm Judging Contest, and a special pro-
gram, during which awards were made to
members for outstanding participation in
the FFA Hog Show and Judging Contests.

F.F.A. Exhibits
placed in North Florida Fair at Tallahas-
see by the following Chapters: Monticel-
lo, Sopchoppy, Crawfordville, Tallahas-
see-Leon, Havana, Quincy, Tallahassee-
Junior, Greenville, Lee, and Pinetta.
These exhibits occupied one hundred feet
of space, and depicted various phases of
vocational agriculture and FFA work.
Chapters received a total of $790 in cash
awards for their efforts. (The Lee Chap-
ter exhibit was a non-competitive St.
Regis display.)
The exhibits were judged by Mrs. Eliza-
beth K. Ehrbar, Staff Artist, Agricultural
Extension Service, with the following re-
sults: Blue Ribbon--Sopchoppy, Havana;
Red Ribbon-Quincy, Monticello, Pinetta,
Greenville, Tallahassee Junior; White
Ribbon-Tallahassee-Leon, Crawfordville.

F.F.A. Breeder Hog Show
was held again this year, with 133 entries
from the Graceville, Malone, Quincy,
Greensboro, Jennings, Poplar Springs,
Tallahassee-Leon, Greenville, Greenwood,
Lee, and Tallahassee-Junior Chapters.
The various breed Grand Champion
boars and sows were shown by the follow-
ing: Berkshire Gilt-Ronnie Macon,
Greensboro; Duroc Boar-Larry Ford,
Malone; Duroc Sow-Charles Olive, Ma-
lone; Hampshire Sow-Larry Ford; Land-
race Boar-Graceville FFA Chapter;
Landrace Sow-Warren Hatcher, Ma-
lone; Black Poland China Boar and Gilt-
Jerry Blair, Jennings; Spotted Poland
China Boar-Lewis Anderson, Malone;
Spotted Poland China Sow-Quincy FFA
Award money for the Show was sup-
plied by the State Department of Agricul-
ture, and the North Florida Fair Associa-
tion. Blue Ribbon Award winners re-
ceived $12; Red Ribbon, $8; and White
Ribbon, $5.33; with a total of 56 Blue,
60 Red, and 17 White Ribbons being

F.F.A. Barrow Show
ANOTHER FINE FFA Barrow Show was
held this year, with 58 entries from the

Jasper, Malone, Greensboro, Jennings,
Tallahassee-Leon, Lee, and Greenville
A 214-pound Landrace-Duroc cross, ex-
hibited by Wayne King, Malone, was de-
clared Grand Champion of the FFA and
the Youth Barrow Shows. At a special
auction sale, Tallahassee Federal Savings
& Loan Association paid 540 per pound
for King's Champion. Allen Myers, of
Malone, exhibited the Reserve FFA
Champion and the Reserve Youth Cham-
pion, a 199-pound Duroc, which was
bought by Frosty Morn Company of
Quincy, for 420 per pound.
Other FFA barrows placing first and
second in their class, were: Class A: 184
pounds. Shown by Warren Hatcher, Ma-
lone. Bought by Drake Motors and Capi-
tal Plymouth, of Tallahassee, for 270 per
pound. Class B: 210 pounds. Shown by
Larry Ford, Malone. Bought by Suber
and Johnson, Tallahassee, for 270 per
pound. Class C: 243 pounds. (2) Shown
by Larry Ford, Malone. Bought by Sears,
Roebuck & Company for 320 per pound.
One at 224 pounds, bought by O. I. Gram-
ling & Company, for 270 per pound.
The other barrows were bought by
Frosty Morn Company, of Quincy, for
$17.30 per cwt.
Award money for the show was donated
by the State Department of Agriculture
and the North Florida Fair Association.
The Florida Times-Union awarded a
special trophy to Wayne King, of Malone,
as the exhibitor of the FFA Grand Cham-
pion Barrow. Wayne also received the
Flint River Mills "Sweepstakes" Trophy,
which goes to the exhibitor of the Youth
Champion each year.

Flint River Mills Award
JERRY BLAIR'S outstanding record in the
F.F.A. Hog Show this year, plus his pre-
vious accomplishments in swine produc-
tion and showing, earned for him the third
annual Flint River Mills Award of $100,
for expenses in attending the 1963 Na-
tional FFA Convention. The award was
presented during ceremonies at the An-
nual Youth Day Program, at the North
Florida Fair, on November 3rd, by Mr.
W. E. Woodward, President of Flint River

F.F.A. Poultry & Egg Show
MEMBERS FROM the Blountstown, Ha-
vana, Greensboro, Lee, Sopchoppy, and
Tallahassee-Leon Chapters participated
in the first FFA Poultry and Egg Show
held at the North Florida Fair. This
qualifies these chapters to enter judging
teams in the Poultry and Egg Judging
Contests at the Florida State Fair, in
Tampa. A total of 31 head of poultry
was exhibited, bringing premiums of $33
in cash.
The Egg Show included 30 dozen eggs,
for which exhibitors received $30 in
awards. Roy Bailey, of Blountstown, re-
ceived $5.00 and a Rosette for his "best
dozen" white eggs, and Hershel Shepard,
of Greensboro, received the same awards
for showing the best dozen brown eggs.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963

David Brengle

National Junior
Vegetable Growers
Association Convention

DAVID BRENGLE, State President of the
Florida Association, FFA, of the Winter
Haven Chapter, was elected President of
the National Junior Vegetable Growers
Association, at their Annual Convention
held in Miami Beach, December 2-6,
1962. David has previously served as Sec-
retary and Vice-president of this organi-
zation. Also, he is serving as Co-chairman
of the Governor's Youth Advisory Coun-
The Florida delegation was sponsored
by the Florida Fruit and Vegetable As-
sociation; Florida Citrus Mutual; Florida
Citrus Production Credit Association;
Florida Citrus Commission; Florida Cit-
rus Exchange; The First National Bank,
Orlando; Florida Consumer Finance
Assn., Inc.; Package Research Labora-
tory, Division of Stapling Machines Co.,
Research Institute; Florida Nurserymen
and Growers Association; Florida Seed
and Feed Company; and Florida Vege-
table Canners Association.
The five hundred delegates from thir-
teen states chartered buses and toured
sugar mills, farms, ranches, and pack-
ing houses in the Pompano, Clewiston,
and Glades area. At Belle Glade they
were served a barbecue lunch by the
members of the Belle Glade F.F.A. Chap-
ter. The group also visited the Everglades
National Park and Parrot Jungle.
National competition was conducted in
the following contests: Vegetable Judg-
ing, Grading, and Identification; Vege-
table Demonstration; and, Vegetable
The Palatka FFA Team, composed of
Gregg Freeman, Glenn Brown, and David
Davis, competed in the Vegetable Judg-
ing, Grading & Identification Contest,
and placed second in the Nation. In in-
dividual ratings, Gregg was 4th high;
Glenn, 5th; and David, 9th.
The Fort Pierce FFA Chapter com-
peted in the Demonstration Contest, in
which forty-six demonstrations were en-
tered. Chapter member Edward Lounds
won the title of "top production demon-
(Continued on page 13)

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963


i Every Future Farmer knows that Reddy
* Kilowatt is increasingly replacing old-
e fashioned muscle power and brightening the
- future of farming. Now, with the flip of a
* switch, scores of chores now get done easier,
* quicker and better the modern electric way
F ... for better crops, healthier animals,
increased production, faster processing ...
and a greater future for the Future Farmer.



Eleven New Chapters Are Announced

THE new year sees eleven new chapters and a loss of three, giving a new
high of 170 FFA Chapters in Florida.
The three chapters discontinued this year were Tampa-Hillsborough,
Lockhart-Orlando, and Green Cove Springs.
The following chapters were added for 1962-63:
District I-Gonzalez, Jr.
District II-Tallahassee (Rickards)
District III-Gainesville (Howard Bishop); Gainesville (Westwood); and
Jacksonville (Paxon)
District IV-Apopka. Jr.. Bushnell (South Sumter Jr.)
District V-Bartow Jr.; Bradenton (Bayshore); Tampa (Buchanan); and
Winter Haven (Imperial).


The jacket should be worn only by official members of the organization.
It should be kept clean, pressed, and neat at all times.
The jacket should have only a large emblem on the back, a small emblem
on the front, the name of the state association and the local chapter on the
back, and the name of the individual and his office on the front.
It should be worn with the zipper fastened nearly to the top with the
collar turned down and the cuffs buttoned.
It should be worn on all official occasions and when the chapter is rep-
resented, and may be worn to school and other appropriate places.
School letters and insignia of other organizations should not be attached
to or worn on the jacket.
When the jacket becomes faded and worn, it should be discarded or the
emblems and lettering removed.
The emblems and lettering should be removed if the jacket is sold ar given
to a nonmember.
When the jacket is worn by a member, he should conduct himself in a
manner that would be a credit to the organization.
No more than three medals should be worn on the jacket. These should
represent the highest degree earned, the highest office held, and the highest
award earned.

Will You Have?

YOUR STAR Greenhand application in to
the State Office, so that his certificate will
be on hand for presentation at the Chap-
ter Banquet?
Your State Farmer Degree application
to the Area Supervisor by February 1st,
along with the test and a picture of your-
Your American Farmer Degree applica-
tion to the Area Supervisor by February
Complete plans to attend and partici-
pate in activities at the Florida State Fair
in Tampa?
Complete plans for your Naval Stores
project in 1963, and your entry form to
the State Office by February 1st?
Your Farm Mechanics and Farm Elec-
trification applications typed and to your
Area Supervisor by March 1st?
Your Dairy Farming, Field Crops, and
Soil and Water Management application
to your Area Supervisor by March 15th?
The chips flying, the woods fires out,
and your Forestry application in for the
Seaboard Air Line Award, and the Ray-
onier Scholarship (see the 1962 Spring
Issue of the Florida Future Farmer Mag-
azine) by April 1st?
Three copies of the Public Speaking
manuscript to the Sub-District Chairman
by April 3rd, to participate in the Sub-
District Contest, April 19-20?

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Marion County Angus

Breeder Builds Ranch

From "Scratch"

HORATIO ALGER was right. A young fellow
with determination can go a long way.
Leroy Baldwin, 29-year-old Marion
County breeder of registered Angus
cattle, has proved the Alger theory. He
has gone a long way in developing his
Baldwin Angus Ranch; and the chances
are that before many years his ranch will
be famous all over the South.
Of course, Leroy has an able and
willing partner, his wife Jane.
First Steer in 1946
No longer ago than 1946 the tall Leroy
Baldwin was a 13-year old schoolboy who
had bought his first steer to be fattened
and sold as a vocational agriculture
(Future Farmers of America) project. In
1947 his animal placed seventh in its class
in a show at the Southeastern Pavilion
in Ocala.
But Leroy wasn't satisfied with seventh
place, and by 1949 he had the grand
champion steer and won the showman-
ship contest. Before he was out of high
school he was president of the Ocala FFA
chapter, won 11 championships and 36
blue ribbons with his animals, and earned
the State Farmer and the American
Farmer degrees.
Buys Two Heifers
Leroy was just 16 when he bought two
registered Angus heifers. After finishing
high school he worked on the Angus
ranch of Walter Williams in Polk County,
and he gained a lot of knowledge from his
Then came the Army and two years in
service, 19 months of it in the Far East
and Korea.
In 1955 Baldwin married Jane Keels,
daughter of a minister. Today they have
four handsome youngsters.
Jane can handle cattle in the show ring
along with the best of them, too.
Carpenters to Raise Money
Baldwin carpentered for years to raise
money with which to buy registered
Angus. For some years he kept his little
herd on pastures owned by Dr. Scott
Hagood of Ocala, paying for that privi-
lege by caring for the Hagood cattle,
fences and pastures.
There were only 40 acres in the first
tract that Baldwin bought with borrowed
money. Today the young man who had
only $150 in cash 15 years ago has 265
acres, buildings, pastures, cattle and farm
machinery worth $229,500.
"His credit is good with the Ocala
banks," commented Agricultural Agent
Edsel Rowan.
Buys Young Bull
"Only a few days ago Leroy returned
from Missouri, where he attended an
Angus dispersal sale, and bought six out-
standing females and a young $1,600
The Baldwin herd of registered Angus

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963

numbers some 175 head. It includes
some top bulls of Bandolier and Eileen-
mere breeding famous in Angusdom. The
ranch is located in the Kendrick area
four miles North of Ocala just off U.S.
Highway 441.
Named Outstanding Farmer
Baldwin, a deacon in his Baptist church
and the 1960 "outstanding young farmer
of Marion County," says he had a lot of
help and encouragement from such folks
as Williams, Dave Baillie, former county
agricultural agent, and M. C. Roche, his
vocational agricultural teacher. And from
tall and slender Jane, too, of course.
It is not just the cattle that keeps Bald-
win busy. He harvests hay and plants
pastures in a custom operation with his
own machinery. This year he put up
11,800 bales of good hay-mostly Coastal
Bermuda grass-on his ranch to feed his
own cattle during the winter and for sale.

Paxton FFA Leasing 11
Acres of Land for Beef Cattle
THE PAXTON FFA Chapter has leased 11
acres of land from the Paxton Livestock
Co-op Market. The land is located
across the street from the High School
and between the Livestock Market and
the City Hall. It is all level land with
mostly Pensacola Bahia grass.
The Paxton FFA Chapter will divide
the land into two plots. One plot will be
five acres in size, and will be used to let
FFA boys put cattle on who are short of
facilities at home. The boys will be
charged one hour of work per week per
animal for the use of the plot. A water
system will be hooked up with the water
supply to the city hall for this plot.
The other plot will be six acres in size
and will be used for the production of
FFA stock. A water system will be
hooked up with the water supply to the
Co-Op Market for this plot. The chapter
is in the process of acquiring a pure-bred
bull from the state FFA in the
Livestock Improvement Program. The
chapter also intends to purchase some
pure-bred cows. At the present time the
chapter has not decided which breed of
cattle they will produce Hereford or
A shelter and mineral box will be
placed on each of the plots, and a certain
amount of renovating and re-establish-
ment will be done according to soil test
reliming and fertilization will be done
according to soil test recommendations.
Only beef cattle will be produced on the
new Paxton FFA lab plot. A fence will
separate the two plots. The fence is in
the process of being installed. The chap-
ter plans to build and erect two or three
gates, a loading chute and a stalk, and a
pen to be used for various purposes.
The chapter will keep and maintain the
21%/ acre of lab plot located on the school
ground. On this land is located 1 acre of
pig pasture, 1 acre of corn, and 1/ acre
of garden, farrowing pens, barn, corn bin,
equipment shed, loading chute, and a pig
parlor. So after the new 11 acre plot is
in operation, the chapter will have a total

of 131/ acres of lab plot to carry out a
larger and wider chapter farming pro-
gram. This will also make the chapter
much stronger as a chapter and much
sounder financially.

Keener Named
J. W. KEENER of Akron, Ohio, President
and Chief Executive Officer of The B. F.
Goodrich Company, was named to serve
during the next year as chairman of the
Sponsoring Committee for the Future
Farmers of America Foundation, Inc.
The FFA Foundation is the organiza-
tion which provides funds for award pro-
grams to stimulate higher achievement
among vocational agriculture students
throughout the nation. Some $180,000 is
spent (or this purpose each year. Mr.
Keener's principal responsibility as chair-
man of the Sponsoring Committee will be
to contact potential fund donors during
the coming year.
He succeeds Bruce Lourie of Moline,
Illinois, Vice President of Deere and
Currently, more than 350 businesses
and industrial companies, organizations,
and individuals make annual contribu-
tions to support the FFA Foundation
program. Keener's election took place
during a dinner meeting of the donors,
held in conjunction with the 35th annual
national convention of Future Farmers of
America held in Kansas City in October.
The B. F. Goodrich Company has been a
substantial contributor to the FFA Foun-
dation for several years.

(Brengle-continued from p. 11)
strator in the Nation" in the Production
Division, and won third place in over-all
competition in the nation. Edward re-
ceived a gold watch, a gold pin, a blue
ribbon, and an official NJVGA Jacket.
David Shuman, of the Pinecrest FFA
Chapter, was the State Winner of the
Vegetable Production Contest, and he
was presented a Silver NJVGA Pin.
Bronze NJVGA Pins will be awarded to
Kenneth Jameson, Pinecrest Chapter, 3rd
place State winner; and John Lee, of
Turkey Creek Chapter, 4th place State
A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary, Flor-
ida Association, FFA, and Mason E.
Marvel, Vegetable Crops Specialist, Ag-
ricultural Extension Service, University
of Florida, were presented special service
pins for their work with the FFA and
4-H groups in the State.
The Honorable Doyle Conner, Com-
missioner of Agriculture, was the fea-
tured speaker at the Annual Awards
Program and Banquet. A Career Break-
fast was also held for the delegates, at
which a panel of distinguished speakers
pointed out the vast opportunities for
youth today in agriculture and agricul-
ture-related fields.

Don't forget FFA
Day at the Fair

Clewiston FFA

Chapter Cooperative Project

THE CLEWISTON FFA Chapter's newest
cooperative project is 6 acres of sugar
cane next to the school grounds. The
Chapter became an official independent
cane grower and harvested the first crop
netting approximately $1,000, during this
The first 5 acres harvested this last
year produced 174.53 tons of cane, with
an average sucrose content of 15.83. This
cane was sold to the U. S. Sugar Corpora-
tion, as is done by the other independent
growers in the area.
Through an agreement, the U. S. Sugar
Corporation leased the Chapter 6 acres of
land and gave them a cane quota. The
Project began in April of 1961. Then in
September they planted and acre for
seed cane, which they purchased from the
Although the work overlaps, each class
has responsibility for a certain portion
of the cane project. The first year stu-
dents cut and plant the cane. In this way
the learn that cane must be cut as low as
possible, because the heaviest sucrose
content is in the lower stalk, but it can-
not be cut too low, or the cane will not
grow out from the stubble for next year's
crop. Also, they learn the spacing of the
rows, preparation of soil, and the method
of planting.


During their second year, students cul-
tivate and fertilize. Third and fourth year
boys study management and planning of
cane operations. They learn business
methods, how to estimate tonnage, test
for sucrose, handle business deals and
calculate their payments.
H. T. Vaughn, President of the U. S.
Sugar Corporation, and Vice-president
W. C. Prewitt, in charge of Agriculture,
are very much interested in the FFA
members and the Chapter. Through this
agreement the members become interest-
ed in an agricultural crop of the area
and also the Corporation has openings
for young people in their Agricultural
Department, and this is their way of ac-
quainting them with the many facets of
growing sugar cane. They are always
willing and ready to advise and assist the
members of the Future Farmer organiza-
tion, as they realize the fine training it
offers them.
The Corporation has a similar agree-
ment with the Pahokee Future Farmer
Chapter. The students in Agriculture
make field trips to the U. S. Sugar Re-
search Laboratory and other phases of
the sugar operation. In this way, they
have a better knowledge of the vast sugar
industry and it is more meaningful to

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research and field testing, W&T is
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Plants in Jacksonville, Tampa, Cottondale, Port Everglades

Members show how they cut seed cane for
planting this year. Left to right, David
Barrow, Sidney Higdon, Tommy Ridg-
dill and Duncan Murror.

Cane being loaded in the field for trans-
portation to railroad or the mill.-Clew-
iston News Photo.

Sears FFA Hog Show
ELEVEN FFA Chapters from Graceville to
Jennings participated in the Sears Swine
Improvement Program during the past
year, and exhibited twenty-six hogs at
the North Florida Fair. Chapters repre-
sented were: Quincy, Malone, Graceville,
Greensboro, Jennings, Lee, Tallahassee-
Leon, Greenville, Tallahassee Junior,
Poplar Springs, and Greenwood.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963

1962 Champion

Broiler Producer
Freshman of the Lee FFA Chapter, was
selected as Florida's 1962 Champion
Broiler Producer. He will represent Flor-
ida in the Regional Contest sponsored by
the Southeastern Poultry and Egg Asso-
ciation. James and his Vocational Agri-
culture Teacher, Henry Reams, will at-
tend the Southeastern's Annual Conven-
tion, to be held in Atlanta in January.
James is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larrie
J. Cherry, Sr., of Lee. Poultry has been
his main cash enterprise and he has pro-
duced over 6,000 broilers. He operates
on a partnership basis with his father.
His other productive project was a bar-
row shown in the North Florida Livestock
Show, winning a blue ribbon, along with
a number of improvement projects and
supplementary farm jobs. His leadership
activities include Class Officer, Treasurer
of the FFA Chapter, and Vice-President
of the Beta Club. He is publicity chair-
man of the M.I.F., a scout; and presi-
dent of the 4-H Club. At the present
time, he holds the Chapter Farmer De-
gree and has his sight set on the State
and American Farmer Degree.

Winners in Livestock
Improvement Program
LISTED BELOW are the winners in the Live-
stock Improvement Program, Beef Cattle,
for 1961-62. All heifers are valued at
1. Fort Meade*-$50.00
2. Fort Pierce-Heifer
3. Groveland-Heifer
4. Turkey Creek*-$35.00
5. Sanford-Heifer
6. Live Oak (Williams)-Heifer
7. Reddick-$25.00
8. White Springs-$15.00
9. Macclenny-$10.00
10. Graceville-$5.00
Ineligible for Heifer-Award winner
last year (1961).

Notes of Local
FFA Chapters
MEMBERS OF the New Smyrna Beach
FFA Chapter constructed the Santa Claus
float for the annual Christmas parade.
This float was sponsored by the Bank of
New Smyrna, and carried Miss America
in the Titusville Christmas parade.
Senior High FFA Chapter. They had a
very unique project for two weeks during
the Christmas Holiday Season, and also
received some excellent publicity. This
project consisted of a miniature barnyard,
stocked with thirty farm animals loaned
by the Pompano Beach Chapter and the
Davie 4-H Club members. The FFA boys
tended the farm, fed and groomed the
animals. This farm was open to the pub-
lic through Christmas Eve, and many
youngsters who had never seen live farm
animals before displayed much interest in
the exhibit. The animals were housed in
a model corral and stalls at the Shoppers
Haven Shopping Center, on Hwy US-1
and Sample Road, just north of Pompano
Chapter Adviser Bill Humphreys said
he had never been involved in anything
which aroused more enthusiasm in the
group. Practically every Chapter and
Club member who contributed animals
not only volunteered but insisted on taking
part in tending this exhibit.

made available to the LaBelle FFA Chap-
ter an 80-acre farm tract in north LaBelle.
The Chapter members are now planning
to plant vegetables, and a variety of citrus,
beginning in January, 1963. At a recent
Chapter meeting, members voted to pro-
hibit shooting of any kind of guns on their
Chapter farm. This edict applied to both
hunting and rifle practice. Also at this
meeting, preliminary plans were made for
the FFA Barbecue, the Annual FFA Ban-
quet, and the election of the Chapter
Sweetheart for 1962-63.
* *
GEORGE RUIS, of Plant City, who will be
remembered as the first FFA Chapter
member to exhibit a Grand Champion
steer at the State Fair in Tampa, is now
a sophomore at the University of Florida,
majoring in agriculture, and was awarded
a Lykes Brothers Scholarship. He was
recently elected Vice-president of Alpha
Gamma Rho Fraternity at the University.

AT A RECENT Future Farmer Banquet of
the Arcadia Chapter, the Star Greenhand
Farmer Award was made by Mr. Gigilo, of
the State Department of Agriculture, to
Dickie Kelly, a sophomore at DeSoto
High School. The Chapter was particu-
larly honored on this occasion by having
Senator Spessard L. Holland and Con-
gressman Jim Haley present to receive the
Honorary Chapter Farmer Degrees. Con-
gratulations to Chapter Adviser Bill
Fletcher and Chapter members.



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Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1963

Cecil Lane is state director of the Alabama Cattleman's Association
and president of its Lowndes County chapter. He feeds out about
3,000 head of cattle each year.

"Our 5 paved feedlots

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Says CECIL LANE, Benton, Alabama

"Paving 5 of our 10 cattle pens gave us a great chance to
see for ourselves the difference concrete makes in a feedlot
operation. The results were so impressive we'll be paving the
rest of the lots this summer!
"The big thing our records show is the faster gains we get
on concrete. The reason, of course, is that cattle don't waste
energy and lose weight from struggling in mud. A clean, dry
yard makes it easier to keep a close check on stock health, too.
"And on firm footing, cattle don't need as much space. We
can handle about three times as many head in a paved pen
without crowding. As for saving labor-concrete cuts our
yard-cleaning time by at least two thirds!"

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were honored recently at a Banquet at
the Madison High School. This resulted
from a special forest fire prevention pro-
ject, sponsored by the timber interests in
Madison County. The $100 Award money
was distributed as follows: Madison
Chapter $40; Pinetta Chapter $30;
Greenville Chap.-$20; Lee Chap.-$10.
The basis for awards was the reduction
in forest fires in assigned areas to each
Chapter in the County. A very appro-
priate program was carried out, and many
friends and cooperators of the Chapter
were present. The average reduction in
fires throughout the county was 32%,
which was very good considering a pro-
longed dry season that was very favorable
for forest fires.
The St. Regis Paper Company present-
ed the Madison Chapter with a 20-acre
tract of land, three miles from town, to
be used rent free by the Chapter for ten
years. This company has already leased
land, rent free, to eleven FFA Chapters,
including the Lee Junior High School
Chapter in Madison County.

Farm-City Week by participating in the
Kiwanis Club luncheon. The program
was highlighted by Awards to four mem-
bers of the Chapter, as winners in the
annual Corn-growing Contest sponsored
by the Kiwanis Club. Ben Herring won
first prize of $35, with 105 bushels per
acre; Danny Howard won second prize of
$25, with 79 bushels per acre; Gary Sulli-
van, third prize of $10, with 65.5 bushels
per acre; and David Thompson, fourth
prize of $5, with 64.75 bushels per acre.
The top winner explained to the Club the
methods and practices he used in raising
the prize winning corn crop.

THE BELLE GLADE FFA Chapter was re-
cently named to Junior Membership in
the American Hereford Association, the
world's largest purebred registry organi-
zation, with headquarters in Kansas City.
Seventy-one junior Hereford breeders
were placed on the Association's official
roster during the month of March, 1962.

AT A RECENT meeting of the Paxton Ruri-
tan Club, Leonard Thorn, member of the
Paxton FFA Chapter, told the members
about the 1962 State FFA Convention,
where he received the State Farmer De-
gree. Chapter Adviser, Irving "Happy"
Roche, presented William Worley with
a $25.00 Savings Bond as County FFA
winner of the Farm Electrification
Award. William was also District winner
and received a $50 Bond at the State
Convention. Both Bonds were provided
by the several Power Companies in the

THE BRANDON Lions Club, represented
by John Philpott, recently presented a
check for $100 to Lloyd Brady, President
of the Chapter. The money has been used
to purchase 119 orange trees for use in
the FFA Chapter's one-acre citrus pro-
ject. The Kiwanis Club of Brandon furn-
ished the equipment for the setting out.
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