Report on FFA Day at
The Florida State Fair
35th State Convention
Champion Judging Teams
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As YOUR name implies, you are the Fu-
ture Farmers of America. In your hands
rests the power behind all of this nation's
ambitions and aspirations.
It is not with missiles and soldiers
alone that we defend against the com-
munist forces that seek to destroy us. It
is in great degree with the capacity to
cultivate and develop our physical envir-
It is not only an army, but a nation,
that marches ahead on its stomach. This
is a lesson the Communist countries are
learning with much difficulty. Continued
crop failures throughout the Communist
world, coupled with one bumper crop af-
ter another in the free world, quickly
point out the superiority we hold over our
As the Farmers of Tomorrow you will
be the front line battle troops that must
see to it we maintain this edge we hold.
In addition, as Floridians you will bring
to our very doorstep the means of main-
taining our free enterprise society. Tra-
ditionally, the farmer has been "his own
man." He determines his own destiny.
This independent pioneer spirit is one
that we will draw from to shore up our
defenses in the most critical times.
Reflecting on our home state for a
moment, I want to call your attention to
the conservation program that has been
recommended for consideration by the
Committee on Recreational Development.
Although broad in scope, this program is
one that is sound, progressive, and obtain-
able. Future generations, your children
and your children's children, are going to
be hard put to find any place to fish,
hunt, swim or play if we fail to take action
immediately on a land acquisition pro-
gram to provide lands for public use and
recreation. As outdoorsmen you can vis-
ualize the problem we face much better
than most people. I now ask you to spread
the word to your elders of this worthy
program that will be of great benefit to
every Floridian. The support you gener-
ate for this conservation effort could well
make our paper plans come alive in new
parks, beaches, fresh water and forests.
The many honors that you have gained,
individually and as an organization, in
the past must all be surpassed in the fu-
ture if we are to be the strong nation and
be the factor that puts it over the top and
state that we all want. I urge you to strive
to improve yourselves, to learn as much
as possible about your chosen field and
to continue to be the fine citizens that
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estry Demonstration conducted by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad for members of
the Legislature and interested citizens near Live Oak, Florida. Many wood using in-
dustries and the Florida Future Farmers cooperated in making this a very outstanding
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STATE OFFICERS, 1962-63 NATIONAL OFFICERS, 1962-63
President .........David Brengle, Winter Haven President .... Kenny McMillan, Prairie City, Ill.
lst Vice-President .Lynwood Simmons, Plant City
2nd Vice-President. .Elmo Douglas, Hih Sprin 1st Vice-Pres., Richard A. Mottolo, Andover, Mass.
3rd Vice-President. ........... .avid King, Jasper 2nd Vice-Pres., Larry R. Whittington, Angier, N.C.
4th Vice-President ......... Dle Gavin, Inverness 3rd Vice-Pres., Jerry Diefenderfer, S. Luis Obipo,
6th Vice-President.... Marlin Register, Graceville
Executive Secretary ...... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee 4th Vice-Pres.. Duane Leach, Winnebago, Minn.
State Adviser ............. H. E. Wood, Tallahassee Student Secretary. Vern France, Gooding, Idaho
Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1963
By Way of Editorial Comment:
Your Part in Conservation
by FARRIS BRYANT, Governor of Florida
The First National Bank of Tampa was
host to the State FFA Officers for a
Luncheon, after their annual Executive
Officers' Meeting during the Florida State
the thousands of Future Farmers who
have gone before you have become. As
Governor, I am indeed proud of the con-
tribution each of you is making to Florida
and to the nation-I shall always main-
tain a close personal interest in your ac-
1963 F.F.A. Naval
DANIEL CREWS, 18 year old Lake Butler
High School senior who holds the Chapter
Farmer Degree, was declared the winner
of the Fifth Annual State Future Farmers
of America Naval Stores Award, which
was presented on F.F.A. Day at the Flor-
ida State Fair by Downing Musgrove,
Manager, American Turpentine Farmers
Association Cooperative, Valdosta, Ga.
Daniel gum-farmed 200 faces. During the
year, he chipped 18 times and dipped
seven times, getting 81/2 barrels of gum,
which he sold for $247.90. Daniel and
his vocational agriculture teacher, E. P.
Long, received checks in the amount of
$125.00 each to defray their expenses to
the 1963 National F.F.A. Convention, to
be held in Kansas City. Also, Daniel re-
ceived $5.00 as chapter winner.
Gary Burnsed, of the Baker County
Chapter at Macclenny, was awarded
$25.00 Savings Bond as a district winner,
and $5.00 as chapter winner.
Members of the inspection team-
Ralph Clements, Naval Stores Research
Specialist, Southeast Experiment Station;
A. R. Cox, State F.F.A. Executive Secre-
tary; Morris McClure, I. & E. Branch
Assistant, Florida Forest Service; and Ed
Howard, Assistant Branch Chief, I. & E.
Branch, Florida Forest Service, made the
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 pro-
gram for 1963, so that they will be eligible
for and receive similar awards at the
State Fair in Tampa in 1964.
The contest is made possible through
the courtesy of the following organiza-
tions: Nelio Chemicals, Inc.; The New-
ton Company of Florida; The Langdale
Company; Stallworth Pine Products
Company; Lerio Corporation; Taylor,
Lowenstein & Company; and the Ameri-
can Turpentine Farmers Association.
Buyer of the grand champion steer was Gulf Fertilizer Company. Fred Wood (cen-
ter), owner of Gulf did the bidding to Auctioneer J. W. "Buddy" Clark (left), for
Future Farmer Jay Clark (right ), owner of the steer.
Fine Record Set by Future Farmers
And FFA Members at State Fair
THE FUTURE FARMERS and FFA Chapters
in Florida have a lot to be proud of
through their participation in the 1963
Florida State Fair in Tampa, February 5-
Tuesday, February 5th, the beginning
of Dairy Cattle week, 8 chapters (28 mem-
bers) had fifty-five entries and were
awarded 24 blue, 23 red, and 8 white rib-
bons. Showing the Grand and Reserve
Champions by registered breeds, respect-
Ayrshire: Both-Larry Bennett,
Guernsey: Both-William W. Casey,
Holstein: Larry W. Lyon, Bonifay, and
Clifton Lyon II, Bonifay
Jersey: Bobby Hebb, Bartow, and
George W. Cochran, Bartow.
Winning in the Dairy Showmanship:
Raymond Tamargo, Chamberlain-Tampa.
In the Dairy Fitting: Donald Edge, Bar-
The Dairy Herdsman Award was won
by Clifton and Harry Lyon, Bonifay.
The Florida Dairy Products Associa-
tion Trophy for the best exhibit of Dairy
Cattle was won by William W. Casey,
Largo. The Roseada Memorial Trophy
was won by Clifton Lyon, for showing the
cow with the highest ME 4% corrected
milk record. The Holstein cow produced
14,782 pounds of milk in 305 days.
All FFA Dairy Grand and Reserve
Champions participated in the Annual
Parade of Champions on Friday night,
In the Milk "Protein Content" Contest:
Larry Bennett, Chamberlain-Tampa, had
the Reserve Champion Ayrshire cow. Sev-
eral other FFA members participated.
Poultry and Egg Show: Dale Parrott,
Wildwood Chapter, had the best dozen
white eggs, and the best dozen in the
show. He also had the best exhibit and
received the Florida State Poultry Asso-
Fat Stock Show and Sale: .Winners in
the Fat Stock Show in each class were:
Class I Ronnie Townsend, Pinecrest
Chapter, Lithia, 1042-pound Angus Steer.
Class II Jay Clark, Kathleen Chap-
ter, Grand Champion of the FFA, and
Grand Champion of the Show. This 1,-
063-pound Angus Steer was purchased
by Gulf Fertilizer Company for $2.00 a
Reece Powell, Trenton Chapter, Re-
serve Grand Champion of the FFA, and
Reserve Grand Champion of the Show.
This 997-pound Hereford Steer was pur-
chased by Herman Sausage Company for
83 cents a pound.
Class III Bernard Kirkland, Jr.,
Kathleen Chapter, 894-pound Polled
The Future Farmers from Hillsborough
County won the Herdsman Award in the
Fat Steer Show.
Charles Jenkins, Kathleen Chapter,
won the Grand Champion Carcass con-
test in the Table Beef Contest.
F.F.A. Day: During the FFA Day
Program the following winners were an-
nounced and presented awards:
Mechanizing Florida Agriculture-New
Ford Tractors to the Gonzalez, Paxton,
Palatka, Ocoee, Avon Park, and LaBelle
Naval Stores-receiving District Award
$25.00 Savings Bond: Gary Burnsed,
State Winner, $125.00 cash: Daniel
Crews, Lake Butler; and his adviser, E. P.
Long, Jr., $125.00.
The Santa Fe Sr. Chapter Poultry and
Egg Judging Team, consisting of Lowell
Parish, Glenn Busby and Bill Shaw, were
State winners. Their advisers are Ken-
neth Lee and F. D. McCormick. Also,
they won the Poultry Judging Contest,
and received the Pillsbury Mills Trophy.
The North Miami Chapter, composed of
Bob Bamoreto, John Klapmeyer, and
Andy Concannon, won the Egg Judging
Contest, and received the Florida Egg
Commission Trophy. Their adviser is
Participating in the Dairy Cattle and
Livestock Judging Contests were 307
Beef Cattle Show: In the Beef Cattle
Show, fourteen chapters (27 members)
had fifty-five head on exhibit and were
awarded thirty-seven blue, fourteen red,
and two white ribbons. Showing the Grand
Champion and the Reserve Champion, by
breed, respectively, were:
Angus bulls: Both-Turkey Creek
Females: Both-Turkey Creek Chap-
Brahman Female:-C. L. Thornhill,
Winter Haven; and Bartow Chapter
Hereford Bull: -Bernard Kirkland,
Kathleen; and George Culverhouse, Jr.,
Hereford Female: -George Culver-
house, Jr., Ft. Pierce; and Bernard Kirk-
Santa Gertrudis bull: -Ed Lound,
Shorthorn Bull: -David Der, Turkey
The Beef Cattle Showmanship Contest
-was won by Raymond Rogers, Turkey
Creek Chapter. The Beef Herdsman
Award was presented to George Culver-
house, Jr., of the Fort Pierce Chapter.
A Special Beef Herdsman's Award was
(Continued on page 6)
Dan C. Stowe, vice president of Herman
Sausage congratulates Reece Powell on
having the reserve grand champion steer
at Tampa, while auctioneer J. W. "Bud-
dy" Clark looks on.
Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1963
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Bill Casey showed his Guernsey cow to
the FFA championship at Tampa.
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FFA Jersey champion cow at Tampa was
shown by Bobby Hebb of Bartow.
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Reserve grand champion FFA Guernsey
female at Florida State Fair was owned
by Bill Casey of Largo.
Exhibit "Florida's Agribusiness in the Pan American Building at the State Fair,"
during Career Day for those in Hillsborough County.
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Larry Bennett showed his Ayrshire cow
to the FFA championship at the Tampa
Larry Studstill poses with his champion
steer and buyers Bill Snead Jr. and A.
D. Davis of Winn Dixie.
David Brengle, State FFA President, and
Mr. Thomas D. Bailey, State Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction, with Mr. Al
Sweeney, Race Track Director, Florida
State Fair, Tampa, and Mr. Frank
Moody, Chairman, Agricultural Commit-
tee, Florida Bankers' Association, Plant
City, after they received the Honorary
State Farmer Degree at the Florida State
Fair in Tampa.
Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1963
Florida F.F.A. Exhibit at the Florida
State Fair in Tampa. Terry Kipp, Or-
lando, member of the Collegiate Chapter,
which built and placed the exhibit in the
Gonzalez, Paxton, Palatka, Ocoee, Avon
Park and LaBelle Chapters were awarded
a new Ford Tractor in the 1963 Mechan-
izing Florida Agriculture Program. Cen-
ter: (left to right): M. E. Twedell, Mana-
ger, F lorida State Fair Association,
Tampa; H. E. Wood, State Supervisor,
Agricultural Education, Tallahassee; G.
H. W. Schmidt, President, Florida Ford
Tractor Company, Jacksonville; Doyle
Conner, State Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, Tallahassee, and T. E. Hancock,
Ass't. General Sales Manager, Florida
Ford Tractor Company, Jacksonville.
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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The 24th Annual Southern Safety Con-
ference, Jackson, Mississippi. Attending
and participating in the Home Section of
Safety were Pat Holley, State FHA Par-
liamentarian, Panama City, and Karen
Reiner, State FHA Vice-President in
charge of Recreation, Ft. Lauderdale.
Participating in the Farm Section of Safe-
ty were David Brengle, State FFA Presi-
dent, Winter Haven, and David King,
State FFA Vice-President, Jasper.
Fine Record Set
(Continued from page 4)
presented to O. K. Alexander, of the
All FFA Beef Grand and Reserve
Champions participated in the Annual
Parade of Champions on Thursday after-
noon, February 14, after which they an-
nounced the winners in the Florida Table
Beef Contest. Winning the Class III, and
having the Grand Champion Carcass, was
Charles R. Jenkins, Kathleen Chapter,
for which he was awarded $150.00, and
the Florida Retail Federation Trophy.
John Jenkins, Plant City, won third in
Class III. James Lush, Lakeland, won
third in Class II. Wade Glover, Turkey
Creek, and the Ocala FFA Chapter, won
second and third in Class I, respectively.
The State FFA Exhibit at the Florida
State Fair was prepared and entered by
the Collegiate FFA Chapter, under the di-
rection of Leon Sims, Adviser. Each day,
two future farmers, members of the chap-
ters in Hillsborough County, served as
Twins Born to Angus
FOR ONLY the second time in the history
of the ranch, Baldwin Angus Ranch at
Ocala had twin calves born to one of their
LeRoy Baldwin, former Ocala FFA
member, owner of the ranch, reported
that on January 11, 1963, a two and one-
half year old first calf heifer gave birth to
a bull and female calf.
6 Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1963
Results of State F.F.A.
Meat Judging Contest
EIGHTY-TWO MEMBERS from twenty-six
FFA Chapters participated in the State
Contest on judging and identifying retail
and wholesale cuts of meat at the Univ.
of Florida. The high scoring team will
represent Florida in the National Meats
Judging Contest, in Kansas City, at the
American Royal Livestock Show, during
the National FFA Convention. The team
will receive $350.00 from the Florida
State Department of Agriculture to make
the trip. The results of the Contest are
CHAPTER Placing Score Score
Palatka Senior 1st 1667
Richard Rich 561
Layton Faulkner 517
Paul Usina) 4th High Indiv. 589
Lakeland 2nd 1634
Randy Bennett 567
Bill Wells) 2nd High Indiv. 631
Douglas Wilbur 436
Blountstown 3rd 1629
Frank Gates 511
Gregory Burkett 480
Marion Lewis) 1st High Indiv. 638
Alachua Santa Fe Sr. 4th 1580
Miami Jackson 5th 1529
Santa Fe Jr. Alachua 6th 1516
So. Sumter Sr. Bushnell 7th 1514
Hialeah 8th 1491
S. Sumter Jr. Bushnell 9th 1477
New Smyrna Beach 10th 1467
North Miami 11th 1459
Pinecrest 12th 1455
Wildwood 13th 1361
Ocala 14th 1318
Miami Edison 15th 1305
Bartow Junior 16th 1256
Reddick 17th 1183
Sebring 18th 1175
Bartow Senior 19th 1168
Inverness 20th 1163
Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1963
Florida Future Farmer Week Governor Farris Bryant presents FFA
President David Brengle, Winter Haven, with a proclamation designating the week
of February 16-23 as Future Farmers of America Week, as State School Supt. Thomas
D. Bailey looks on. There are some 9500 Florida Future Farmers, students of voca-
tional agriculture in Florida schools.
In observance of National F.F.A. Week, February 16 to 23, outdoor billboard advertis-
ing companies throughout the State displayed these posters on their signboards.
Ocala-Silver Springs 21st
Crystal River 23rd
Westwood Jr. Gnsville 24th
Other high individuals scoring: 3rd Bob
Bamonte, 609 North Miami
5th William Goldberg, 585 Miami Jack-
6th Bill Slone, 584 South Sumter Jr.,
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State President's Call
By the powers vested in me as State President of The Florida Association of
Future Farmers of America, I do hereby issue an official call to all Future
Farmers and to all friends of the FFA to attend the 35th annual State con-
vention which will be held in Daytona Beach, June 11 through June 14.
All chartered chapters in good "standing with the Florida Association
FFA, and the National Organization are entitled to have in attendance two
delegates, which shall be from the active membership. All others, who are
candidates for the State Farmer Degree, State Office, those who are to Ireceive
awards or those who will benefit their local chapter, are urged to attend.
This year your convention will highlight, "Agriculture-Vital to Ameri-
ca". Around this theme we will recognize outstanding achievements, execute
the order of convention business, demonstrate our leadership, and develop
an inspirational and educational experience from which all will greatly gain.
This convention will make your year complete in F.F.A. I sincerely ask that
each of you do your utmost toward making this a banner occasion.
My fellow state officers and I want to assure each and every one of you
that a warm welcome will await your arrival. We look forward to seeing you,
Future Farmers of America
Highlights at Convention
Demonstration and Judging Contests
Tractor Driving Contest
Parliamentary Procedure Contest
Public Speaking and
String Band Contests
Quartet and Harmonica Contests
Selection of State Sweetheart
Election and Installation of Officers
Annual Fish Fry
FFA Foundation Awards
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35th ANNUAL STATE FFA CONVENTION
June 11-14, 1963 Daytona Beach
PRE-CONVENTION-MONDAY. JUNE 10
1:30 p.m.-Interviewing State Officer Candidates
2:00 p.m.-Registration and Delegate Assignments
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
7:30 a.m.-Breakfast--District Winners and Their
8:00 a.m.-Judging, Identification and Grading Contest
8:30 a.m.-Demonstration Contests
9:00 a.m.-Tractor Driving Contest
12:00 noon-Delegates and Advisers Luncheon
3:30 p.m.-Talent Review for Bandshell Program
2:00 p.m.-First General Session
Welcome and Greetings
Roll Call of Chapters
State President's Message
Minutes of 34th Convention
Finals in Demonstration Contest
Nominations for Honorary State Farmer
Nominations for State President-1963-64
7:30 p.m.-Second Session
Parliamentary Procedure Contest
String Band Contest
Presentation of Florida Cattleman asso-
Presentation of Farm Safety Awards
Presentation of Demonstration and
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
7:30 a.m.-Breakfast-Chapter Winners and Advisers
of Farm Electrification Awards
9:00 a.m.-Third Session
Presentation of State Forestry Awards
Presentation of Rayonier Foundation
Annual FFA Report
Presentation of Farm Electrification
11:45 a.m.-Luncheon-Farm Safety Winners
1:15 p.m.-Fourth Session
Address-Allen Alexander, Australia
Presentation of Honorary State Farmer
Presentation of Farm Mechanics Awards
Presentation of Harmonica Awards
5:30 p.m.-Fish Fry at "Beach Rest"
8:00 p.m.-Bandshell Program
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
7:00 a.m.-Breakfast--1963 State Farmers going to
9:00 a.m.-Fifth Session
Election and Initiation of Candidates for
State Farmer Degree
Address-Hon. Doyle E. Conner,
Commissioner of Agriculture
Presentation of State Department of
11:30 a.m.-First Ballot for PRESIDENT 1963-64
11:45 a.m.-Luncheon-1963 State Farmer Candidates
and their Advisers
1:30 p.m.-Sixth Session
Presentation of J. F. Williams Memorial
1962 American Farmer Degree
Recipients and Advisers
1963 American Farmer Applicants and
Visiting State Officers
Officers of Youth Organizations in
"Pass-the-Chicken, Pappy" Awards
Presentation of Chapter Cooperative
Address-Larry Whittington, Nat. V.-P.
Presentation of Chapter Scrapbook
Reports of Retiring Vice-presidents
Special Entertainment-Frances Smith-
State FFA Sweetheart, Havana
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.-2nd Ballot for PRESIDENT
5:00 p.m.-Dinner-Members and Advisers of Winning
Chapters in Chapter Cooperative
7:30 p.m.-Seventh Session
Public Speaking Contest
Presentation of Dairy Farming Awards
Presentation of Crop Farming Awards
Presentation of Public Speaking Awards
Nomination of Officers (Vice-Presidents)
Presentation of Quartet Awards
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
a.m. to a.m.-lst Ballot for VICE-PRESIDENTS
9:00 a.m.-Eighth Session
Presentation of Florida Bankers Associa-
Presentation of Soil & Water Management
Demonstration-Chapter Farmer Degree
Report of Retiring President
Presentation of Standard and Superior
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon-2nd Ballot for VICE-
11:45 a.m.-Luncheon-Top District State Farmers,
their Parents and Advisers
11:45 a.m.-Luncheon-Presidents and Advisers of State
1:00 p.m.-Ninth Session
Presentation of District and State
Chapter Contest Awards
Presentation of Special Awards
Address-Hon. Thomas D. Bailey, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
District, Area, and Star State Farmer
Introduction of New State Officers
5:00 p.m.-Dinner-Incoming and Outgoing Officers,
Past State Presidents, State Award
Winners and other guests
7:30 p.m.-Closing Session
Honor Parents of 1962-63 State Officers
Introduction of Past State Officers
Introduction of New State Officers
Selection of State FFA Sweetheart
Presentation of Awards
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
8:00 a.m.-Breakfast-New State Officers
9:30 a.m.-Meeting of New State Officers with State
0 Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1963
Larry Whittington, 19, national vice pres-
ident of the Future Farmers of America
from Angier, North Carolina, will be a
featured speaker at the Florida State FFA
Convention to be held June 11-14 at Day-
U.S. Is fifth on list in per capital red meat
consumption, based on information cov-
ering 1961 received from the USDA
Foreign Agricultural Service.
Youth Fair Has
67 Dairy Entries
ON THURSDAY, March 7, the judging of
the dairy entries at the 16th Annual
Polk County Youth Fair held at Bartow
The judges had the opportunity to
view a total of 67 animals, of which they
gave 24 blue ribbons to youths from all
parts of the county.
The largest number of entries at the
show were Jerseys with 27 registered
and nine grade represented.
Four major breeds of dairy cattle came
from various parts of the county to make
up the dairy show. The Avrshire grand
champion was shown by Ruth O'Berry
of Bartow and Larry McCraney of Kath-
leen showed the reserve grand champion
Diana Garrett of Fort Meade took
both top honors in Jerseys, showing two
females for grand champion and reserve
Richard Sargeant of Lakeland received
the rewards for the grand champion
Guernsey and Bill Adams of Lake Al-
fred reached equal honors with his grand
champion Holstein female.
Blue ribbon winners, listed in order
by classes, with number of entries in
parentheses, were as follows:
The grand champion Guernsey female at
Bartow was this animal, Sargeant Farms
Kings Hi Ho, and Richard Sargeant of
Lakeland was the owner.
Registered Ayrshire females (6)-Ruth O'Berry,
Bartow (grand champion); Larry McCraney, Kath-
leen (reserve grand champion);
Registered Guernsey females (6)-Richard Sar-
geant, Lakeland (grand champion);
Grade Guernsey females (7)-Donna Dell Mil-
ler, Winter Haven;
Registered Holstein females (1)-Bill Adams,
Lake Alfred (grand champion);
Grade Holstein females (10)-Tom Herring,
Lakeland; Adams; Ronnie Coleman, Bartow;
Registered Jersey Bulls (1)-Bob Lee, Winter
Registered Jersey females (27)-Dianna Garrett,
Fort Meade (grand champion); Garrett (reserve
grand champion); Jim Lee, Winter Haven; Kath-
erine Twiss, Fort Meade; David Taylor, Winter
Haven; Bobby Hebb, Bartow; Garrett; Twiss;
Bob Lee; Bob Lee; Mary Hedden, Fort Meade;
Bob Lee; Hebb; George Cochran, Bartow;
Grade Jersey females (9)-Larry Spivey, Kath-
OF 8608 forest fires in Florida during
1962, not less than 1120 were started by
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4-H, FFA Youths
Polk Youth Event
STEERS VALUED at $26,565.40 were led
through the auction ring at the Polk
County Youth Fair at Bartow on March
8 to end the cattle activities at the three
day event. Each of the 72 steers sold for
40 cents or more as bids came to auc-
tioneer Bob Cooper of Sarasota from 52
The grand champion steer of the show
was a crossbred Angus-Hereford animal
shown by James Lusk of Lakeland. The
820 pound steer was sold to the largest
buyer in the sale, Publix Food Stores,
for $1.00 per pound. Publix invested
$5399.25 in the youth event.
Steve Brannen of Winter Haven en-
tered an 863 pound Angus steer that
went to reserve grand champion in the
steer show and was bought by MacAs-
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James Lusk poses his champion steer Steve Brannen poses his reserve cham-
at Bartow with Lamar Blanton of Publix pion steer with representative of Mac-
and sponsor Ben Parkhurst. Asphalt who was the buyer.
phalt of Lakeland. All of the steers com-
bined their weight to 58,464 pounds and
sold for an average of 45 cents per pound.
A grade of "choice minus" or higher
was placed on 25 of the steers. Bobby
Nobles of Haines City had the only steer
that graded "prime." It was an Angus.
Other youth of Polk County reached
top honors by showing beef breeding
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animals with competition within each
breed. In Brahmans, the grand champion
was a female shown by C. L. Thornhill
of Winter Haven. The reserve champion
was a bull shown by Jerry Keen of Lake
One Santa Gertrudis was entered in
the beef show which was a bull owned by
Rodger McCoy of Auburndale and judge
Don Wakeman awarded him a blue rib-
There were 10 swine entered in this
year's show and all fell under the classifi-
cation of fat barrows or gilts. Out of the
10, two blue ribbons were given, Willie
Wright of Winter Haven received one
and Johnny Farrow from Lake Wales
took the other.
In Angus, the grand champion was
shown by Terry Ogburn of Frostproof
and the reserve grand champion by
Charles Simmons also of Frostproof.
Grand champion Angus bull was this
entry shown by Terry Ogburn of Frost-
Grand champion Brahman female was
this entry shown with owner C. L. Thorn-
12 Florida Future Farmer, Spring, 1963
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State Winning Land Judging Team,
Santa Fe Senior Chapter at Alachua.
Pictured from left to right: Kenneth Lee,
Coach; Glen Busby; Donald Boggs; Joe
Busby; Lowell Parrish.
Results of 4th
THE SANTA FE FFA Chapter team at
Alachua, composed of, Donald Boggs,
Glen Busby, Lowell Parrish and Joe Bus-
by, took top honors in the FFA Division
of the fourth Annual State FFA and 4-H
Land Judging Contest held in Gainesville
on Friday, March 29th. The Cottondale
Team placed second, Peace River third,
Anthony fourth and Dade City fifth.
High individual scorer in the FFA Di-
vision was Larry Pauley, a member of
the Anthony FFA Chapter Team.
A total of twenty-seven FFA teams,
representing Soil Conservation Districts
from Paxton to Miami, participated, in-
cluding the following chapters in addition
to those mentioned above: Williston,
Hastings, Pinecrest, Mayo, Paxon in Jack-
sonville, Starke, Blountstown, Branford,
Inverness, Lake Alfred in Winter Haven,
Brooksville, Trenton, Bushnell, Sarasota,
Lake Butler, North Miami, Pompano,
Okeechobee, Ft. Pierce, Avon Park, Bay-
shore in Bradenton and Paxton.
In the 4-H Club Division, a Team rep-
resenting Clay County placed first.
The Santa Fe at Alachua and Clay
County Teams will each receive $600 to
defray their expenses in attending the In-
ternational Land Judging Contest in Ok-
lahoma City, on May 1 and 2, 1963. Ken-
neth Lee and F. D. McCormick, Chapter
Advisers are the coaches of the Santa Fe
Team, while Mr. George M. Owens, Jr.,
Assistant County Agent, coached the win-
ning 4-H team. Awards were provided by
the Florida Association of Soil Conserva-
tion Districts, the Television Station,
WTVT of Tampa and Dolomite Products,
Division of Dixie Lime and Stone Com-
pany, Ocala. Technicians of the TV Sta-
tion made a 30-minute documentary film
of the event.
GLEN BUSBY, a member of the Santa Fe Senior
F.F.A. Chapter, is 15 and in the Sophomore Class
(Continued on page 16)
Florida Future Farmer, Spring, 1963 13
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Santa Fe Sr. Livestock Judging Team from Alachua (L to R) Carlton DeLoach,
Jr., Russell Taylor, and Johnny Emerson.
Johnny Emerson, 16 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Emerson of Alachua, Flor-
ida. His father is a local farmer in the Alach-
ua area. Johnny is a sophomore at Santa
Fe High School, where he is engaged in his
third year in Vocational Agriculture. He is
a member of the Santa Fe Senior F.F.A.
Chapter and a member of the Livestock
Judging Team. In many local shows he has
paced high as an individual.
Last year Johnny served as President of
the Santa Fe Jr. F.F.A. Chapter. He was
also the Chapter Star Farmer and received
the Soil and Water Management Founda-
For the past three years he has shown a
steer at the Greater Gainesville Area Steer
Show and Sale. He received a blue ribbon one
Johnny is now a member of the Santa Fe
Russell Taylor 16 year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. F. Taylor of Alachua, Florida. His
father is a local farmer in the Alachua area.
Russell is a sophomore at Santa Fe High
School and is now in his third year of Voca-
tional Agriculture. He is a member of the
1960-61 and 1962-63 Livestock Judging Team.
The team placed second in the Southeastern
Fat Stock Show in Ocala in 1962-63. Russell
has placed highly as an individual in local
contests. For the past two years he has en-
tered steers in the Greater Gainesville Area
Steer Show and Sale. This year he has the
Reserve Champion in his weight group. Rus-
sell is a Chapter Farmer and has pepper
nd cattle as his projects. He is a member
p Sa a Fef ot me National Beta Clu and is active in
Patronize Our F.F.A., school, and community activities.
Santa Fe Carlton DeLoach, Jr., 15 year old son of
Advertisers! Mr. and Mrs. C. D. DeLoach of Alachua,
R i r R a h Florida, is presently enrolled as a sopho-
more at Santa Fe High School and is par-
ticipating in the Santa Fe F.F.A. for his
third year. Carlton has been a member of
the Livestock Judging Team for two years
and during this time he has won two high
POLLED HEREFORDS individual awards at the Southeastern Fat
.tftft :... ....... iiiiii::iiiiiif Stock Show at Ocala. Carlton is a member
of the Santa Fe Beta Club and served as an
officer in the Junior F.F.A. Chapter when
iiiiiiii: A Tast-Honorei Alachua, Florida he was in the ninth grade. He has raised a
A Taste-Honored steer for the last three years and shows them
Tradition for in the Greater Gainesville Area Steer Show
Tradition for and Sale.
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Results of State F.F.A. Dairy Judging Contest
ii i THE HIGH SCORING team will represent Florida in the National F.F.A. Judging Contest,
at the National Dairy Congress, Waterloo, Iowa. The team will receive $350 expense
.i money to make the trip, which is donated annually by the Tribune Company (Sta-
iiiiii tions WFLA-WFLA-TV), of Tampa.
The results of this Dairy Judging Contest are listed below:
Chapter Placing Team Score Indiv. Score
S...... Ocala 1st 670.9
:f:t \|:: Gary Colson 202.5
Jimmy Driggers 205.8
.... Hale Stancil 1st High Indiv 262.3
Starke 2nd 663.8
SGeorge Martin 223.5
C::peianl Ronald Williams 196.0
Ray Williams 2nd High Indiv. 244.3
ii. Kissimmee Junior 3rd 624.9
Spencer Overstreet 216.8
.......... Roy Rohde 3rd High Indiv. 231.8
...... Randy Bateman 176.3
I Escambia Farms 4th 570.5
South Sumter Senior-Bushnell 5th 560.3
SMadison 6th 549.5
ope D 1 d. f Allentown 7th 548.4
I l a Quincy 8th 548.1
Melrose 9th 532.0
ALL PORK Reddick 10th 516.6
i: Other high individuals scoring were:
SAUSAGE 4th Rodney Gaudin, South Sumter 229.5
.... 5th Fain Poppell, Quincy 228.6
...........i~:.. ........ 5th
Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1963
Lowell Parrish, 15 years old, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Parrish, is a member of the
sophomore class of Santa Fe High School.
Lowell has been a member of the Meat
Judging Team and the Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Team. This year he tied for the high
individual in Poultry Judging at the Ocala
Junior Livestock and Poultry Show.
This year he has 6 head of Cattle and 20
head of Swine for his Productive Enterprise.
He is a Junior member of the American
Hereford Association. Lowell is also a mem-
ber of the Science Club, Beta Club and 4-H.
He is Vice-president of his 4-H Club.
Glen Busby, 15 years old, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joe N. Busby is a member of the soph-
omore class and a member of the Santa Fe
Sr. Chapter of Future Farmers of America.
This year he enrolled for his third year in
Vocational Agriculture. He has shown one
steer in the Greater Gainesville Area Steer
Show and Sale, placing 5th in the gaining
weight contest. He has about 60 chickens in
his present farm program. He has a truck
garden every year, and also three head of
He was reporter of the Santa Fe Junior
Chapter. In the Junior Chapter, he judged
Dairy Cattle, meat, and land. The meats
team placed 11th in the state and the land
team placed 7th. This year he was high in-
dividual in poultry judging at the Ocala
Junior Livestock and Poultry Show. The
team also placed first at the contest. Last
year he was on the Parliamentary Procedure
team. He is a member of the Beta Club,
Spanish Club, Science Club, and a member
of the 4-H for 7 years.
Bill Shaw, 16, is a member of the sopho-
more class at Santa Fe High School this
year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim
W. Shaw of Alachua, Fla. He was a past
chapter treasurer, on the livestock team for
two years, and a member of the parliament-
ary procedure team.
This year he enrolled for his third year
in vocational agriculture. He is a member
of the senior chapter poultry judging team,
a member of the parliamentary procedure
team, and chairman of the scrapbook com-
mittee. This year his projects include, three
beef cows for breeding, one for beef for
meat, okra, and a truck garden.
This year Bill is a member of the Santa
Fe Beta Club, President of the Latin Club,
and a member of the First Baptist Church
Results of State F.F.A. Livestock Judging Contest
THE HIGH SCORING team will represent Florida in the National FFA Judging Contest
at the American Royal Livestock Show, in Kansas City. The team will receive $350
expense money to make the trip, which is donated annually by the Commissioner of
Agriculture, Florida State Department of Agriculture.
The results of this Livestock Judging Contest are listed below:
Alachua Santa Fe Senior
Carlton Deloach 5th High Indiv.
Johnny Emerson 3rd High Indiv.
Russell Taylor 4th High Indiv.
Leon Nobles 1st High Indiv.
Tommy Cook 2nd High Indiv.
Alachua-Santa Fe Junior
Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1963
Placing Team Score
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Santa Fe Sr. Poultry Judging at Alachua, Bill Shaw, Glen Busby, and Lowell Parrish.
Several FFA Chapters
THE LEE Chapter, Live Oak FFA Fed-
eration (The Suwannee and J. F. Wil-
liams Chapters), and the Inverness
Chapter were approved to receive the
Improving Agriculture and Leadership
Award sponsored by the Future Farmers
of America Foundation. The $713.73
was divided in three ways among the
The Vernon, Turkey Creek and Wau-
chula (Peace River) FFA Chapters were
selected to receive the State sponsored
Improving Agriculture and Leadership
Awards of $237.91 each.
The Lee Chapter will use their award
in helping to set up and operate farrow-
ing pens for the Chapter gilts and sows,
in teaching the Vocational Agriculture
students the latest improved practices in
swine management, and also as a demon-
stration for the adult farmers of the
The Live Oak Federation will use their
money in erecting a propagating shed
and installing a sprinkler system for the
two chapters to use in rooting cuttings
The Inverness Chapter will use their
money in establishing an improved pas-
ture to be used for the Chapter animals
and animals of members who do not have
enough pasture at home to handle their
The Vernon Chapter has plans for
range shed and feedlot operation for
The Turkey Creek Chapter will use
the money to help them purchase and
install an irrigation system on the land
The Wauchula (Peace River) FFA
Chapter will use their money in helping
them to erect and equip a propagating
The above projects were approved be-
cause it was felt that they would assist
FFA Chapters and members in demon-
strating improved practices that they felt
were needed in the community.
1963 State Poultry Judging Team receives
plaque and congratulations from Doyle
Conner, State Commissioner of Agricul-
ture. Members of the Alachua (Santa Fe
Sr.) Chapter Team are Glen Busby, Ken-
neth Young, Bill Shaw and Lowell Par-
16 Florida Future Farmer, Spring, 1963
Land Judging Contest
(Continued from page 13)
of Santa Fe High School. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe N. Busby.
While at Santa Fe, Glen has participated in
the following events: a member of the Dairy Team,
Meats Team, Poultry Team, and Land Judging
Team. He was high individual at the Juinor Live-
stock and Poultry Show at the Ocala event, while
his team placed first. He was high individual also,
at the county land judging contest.
In his supervised farming program, he has shown
one steer in the Greater Gainesville Area Steer
Show and Sale, placing in the Weight Gaining
Contest. He has had a truck garden every year
and also has a project of White Leghorn chickens.
He is a member of the Beta Club, Science Club,
4-H Club and the Spanish Club.
DONALD BOGGS, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Boggs, is a student at Santa Fe High School where
he is a member of the sophomore class this year.
He was a member of the land judging and
Dairy Judging teams.
Donald is a member of the First Baptist Church
and is president of his Sunday School Class. He
is a member of the 4-H Club, and Science Club.
Donald's projects for this year consisted of a
show steer and 1/A acre of squash.
JOE BUSBY, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joe N. Busby is a senior at Santa Fe High School.
He has been a member of the Santa Fe Chapter
of Future Farmers of America for the past 5 years
and has served as treasurer, and is now serving as
Vice-President of the Senior Chapter. He has
judged land, meat, dairy and livestock, of which
meat and land were State winning teams.
Joe has applied for the State Farmer Degree
and hopes to qualify for American Farmer next
He plans to attend the University of Florida
and Auburn Veterinary School.
LOWELL PARRISH, 15 year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Parrish, is a sophomore at the Santa
Fe High School. He has been a member of the
Meats Judging Team and the Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Team. This year, Lowell was on the chap-
ter's Land Judging Team, which won first place
in the state.
At present he has 6 head of cattle and 20 head
of swine for his Productive Enterprises.
Lowell is a junior chapter member of the Ameri-
can Hereford Association. He is also a member
of the Science Club.
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