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Title: The Florida future farmer
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35th FFA

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177 Receive State Farmer Degree at State Convention

177 members of the Florida Association, FFA, received the State Farmer Degree at the State Convention in Daytona Beach.
The total labor income of these members from productive enterprises was $449,724.87. Each received at least $5 from the Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company. The best in three districts received $10, the best in two areas received $25 and the Star State
Farmer received $50 from them. The State Farmer Keys were presented by eight Florida Production Credit Associations.
The two area winners received $100 from the Southern Nitrogen Company, Inc., Savannah, Georgia, and the Florida Nitrogen
Company, Tampa, Florida; the District Winners received $75.00 each, and the Adviser of the Star State Farmer received $75,
to help pay their expenses in attending the National FFA Convention in Kansas City next October. Three other outstanding
members also received $50.00 each and transportation to the National Convention from the State Department of Agriculture.
Also, the Star State Farmer received $200 from the Future Farmers of America Foundation, and a Trophy from Florida Pub-
lishing Company. ***Star State Farmer. ** Area State Farmer. *District State Farmer.

Jimmy Johnson
Ralph Ellenburg, Jr.
David Cody Faircloth
Donald Hubert Smith
Charles Snell
Lynn Cope
Lorandal Stewart
Ronald Burgess
James Commander
Dickie Wayne Davis
James R. Ellis
Dickie Nowlin
Robert Earl Hinson
Donald Preston Jenkin
Travis Kenneth Bynum
James Michael Helms
Larry Ford **
William Daniel Howard
Leon Nobles
Charles Sims
John H. Sims
Willis Sims
Ronald Thompson
Bobby R. Harrison
Robert Larry Terry
William Worley
Hiram Bell
Kenneth Capps
Alto Carroll
John Earl Ferguson
Donald Gordon Hood

Robert Glenn Hewitt
Jack Augusta Proctor
Donald Wayne Bentley
Tommy Strange
Roger Wayne Avriett
Jerry Michael Blair *
Thomas Wayne Hurst
C. W. Pennington, Jr.
Billy Brown
David Bradley Smith
Kenneth Arnold
Jerry Fletcher
Leland Murray
Jimmy Cooksey
Gary Fulford
Walton Fain Poppell
Jacob Fred Redmon
John Franklin Sircy
John Fletcher Suber
Mike Harrison

Joe Earl Busby
Earlton Chesser
Philip Legasse
William Oscar Riviere
Billy White
Edgar L. Wight, Jr.
Douglas Carter
Otis Brown
Robert Allen Matthews
James Edward Philman
David Allen
Harmon W. Suggs, Jr.
Wilmer Lee Beasley
James Harper
Kenneth Matthews
James A. Deas III
Winston Dale Hogan
Jimmy G. Daniels
Leon Feagle
David Eugene Herndon
Clark Peat Crapps*
Gene Box
Wallace C. Edwards
Del Williams
James Allen Griffis
Richard Holt
Wayne Stalnaker
Glenn E. Sapp
Paul Bryant
Reece Powell
Larry Studstill

Frankie Mason Yongue
Brian Scott King
Wayne C. Robinson
William Emery Smith
Wayne Spoon
Thomas R. Bryan

Chapter School
Baker 11
Bethlehem 12
Bethlehem 12
Bethlehem 12
Bonifay 12
Chipley 11
Chumuckla 11
DeFuniak Springs 11
DeFuniak Springs 12
Gonzalez-Tate 12
Gonzalez-Tate 12
Gonzalez-Tate 12
Graceville 12
s Graceville 12
Jay 11
Jay 12
Malone 12
Marianna 12
Marianna 12
Marianna 12
Marianna 12
Marianna 12
Marianna 12
Paxton 11
Paxton 12
Paxton 11
Poplar Springs 12
Poplar Springs 11
Vernon 12
Vernon 12
Vernon 12
Grand Ridge 12
Greensboro 12
Greensboro 12
Havana 12
Jennings 12
Jennings 12
Jennings 12
Jennings 12
Madison 12
Madison 12
Mayo 12
Mayo 12
Mayo 12
Monticello 12
Monticello 11
Quincy 12
Quincy 12
Quincy 11
Quincy 12
Tallahassee-Leon 12
Alachua-Sante Fe 12
Alachua-Santa Fe 12
Alachua-Santa Fe 12
Alachua-Santa Fe 12
Alachua-Santa Fe 12
Alachua-Santa Fe 12
Baldwin 11
Bell 12
Bell 12
Bell 12
Branford 11
Branford 11
Bronson 12
Chiefland 12
Chiefland 12
Gainesville 12
Gainesville 12
Lake City-Columbia 12
Lake City-Columbia 12
Lake City-Columbia 12
Live Oak-Suwannee 12
Live Oak-Williams 12
Live Oak-Williams 12
Live Oak-Williams 12
Macclenny-Baker Co. 12
Newberry 12
Starke 12
Starke-Bradford 11
Trenton 12
Trenton 12
Trenton 12
Anthony 11
Apopka 12
Apopka 11
Apopka 12
Apopka 12
Bushnell-S. Sumter 12

) (B)
$ 926.49
$ 94,318.32
$ 4,535.08
$ 64,519.81
$ 613.55
$ 66,149.30
$ 597.95

Name Chapter S
Thomas J. Burnham, Jr. Bushnell-S. Sumter
Clifton McClanahan Bushnell-S. Sumter
Raymond Lee Beach DeLand
John Lawrence Wilson DeLand
Wallace Alan Knight Groveland
Eldridge C. Thornhill Groveland
George A. Tooke, Jr. Inverness-Citrus
Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr.** Inverness-Citrus
Willie Whitton Inverness-Citrus
William W. Franks New Smyrna Beach
Michael Green New Smyrna Beach
Peter John Holiskey New Smyrna Beach
John Riley Bass, Jr. Ocoee
Ronald Howard Ocoee
H. Fred Dietrich III Orlando-Colonial
Bruce Lamar Jones Pierson-Taylor
Sammy L. Redding Summerfield-L. Weir
James R. Crosley Tavares
Joe Harris Tavares
Phillip W. Lambert Wildwood
David Bridges Auburndale
James F. Giles Auburndale
Larry Geohagan Bartow
Richard Harold Gibbs Bartow
Rudy Mack Crosby Bradenton S-E, Sr.
Egbert J. Helm, Jr. Bradenton S-E, Sr.
Frank Charles Perry Bradenton S-E, Sr.
Melvin Taylor Bradenton S-E, Sr.
Alvin Mazourek Brooksville
Larry Dale Barnes Dade City
James R. Campbell Dade City
William Lawrence Dees Dade City
Tommy E. Diefenwierth Dade City
Robert Luffman Dade City
Edge Roberson, Jr. Dade City P(
Clyde T. Strickland Dade City
Harold E. Childress Fort Meade
Jimmy Watson Fort Meade
Richard Olan Polk Frostproof
Jerry C. Scarborough Frostproof
James H. Smith Frostproof
Allen Lamar Sullivan Frostproof
Wayne Stewart Haines City
L. Rabun Battle. Jr. Kathleen
Donald J. Conord Kathleen Po
James Earl Evans Kathleen
Bobby Hardee Kathleen
Randy Bennett Lakeland
Donald Richard Hall Lakeland
Richard Sargeant Lakeland
Bill Wells Lakeland
M. E. Wilkens Palmetto
Jimmy Cuthbertson Pinecrest
Kenneth M. Jameson Pinecrest
Melvin Jameson Pinecrest
David B. Shuman Pinecrest
Bill Adams Plant City
Bruce Collins Plant City
Freddie Futch Plant City
Lance H. Ham Plant City
Edward Dudley Webb Turkey Creek
Thomas L. Yarbrough Turkey Creek
Nelson T. Alderman Wimauma
Larry O. Broom Winter Haven
Joe Race Winter Haven
Thomas A. Reynolds Winter Haven
Kenneth Davis Belle Glade
Thomas M. Selph Fort Pierce
Robert Braun Hialeah
Larry Broadway Hialeah
Randolph F. Davis Homestead-S. Dade
James Gooding Homestead-S. Dade
Jim Hightower Miami-Edison
Paul Hudson Miami-Edison
William C. Meeks Miami-Edison
Michael Nuskind Miami-Edison
Garland Odom Miami-Edison
James Stewart Miami-Edison
Claude Thomas Swain Miami-Edison
Ned Tyree Miami-Edison
Robert J. Bamonte North Miami
A. J. Concannon, Jr. North Miami
John Hicks Okeechobee
Robert Van Kennedy Pahokee
James Frank Veal Pahokee
Robert Edward Hanchey Wauchula-Hardee
Don Allen Yarley Wauchula-Hardee
Theodore W. Renkl Wauchula-P. River
Marcus D. Shackelford Wauchula-P. River


school Age (A
12 18
12 18
12 18
12 18
12 17
12 18
12 17
12 18
12 17
12 18
11 17
12 18
12 18
11 17
12 18
12 18
11 16
12 19 4
11 17
12 18

12 16 4
12 17 4
12 17
12 17 4
12 18 4
12 18 4
12 19 4
12 18 4
12 17 4
12 18
12 17 4
12 18 4
12 18 4
11 16
ost Gr. 19 4
11 17 1
12 18 4
12 17 4
12 18 1
11 17 3
11 17 3
12 18 4
12 17 3
12 19 4
at Gr. 20 4
12 18 4
12 18 4
11 18 3
12 19 3
12 17 3
12 17 3
12 17 4
12 17 4
12 17 4
12 17 4
12 18 4
12 18 4
11 18 3
12 19 4
12 17 4
12 18 4
12 19 4
11 16 3
12 17 4
12 17 4
12 18 3

12 18 3
12 18 3
12 18 3
12 18 4
12 19 3
12 17 3
12 17 3
12 19 3
12 18 3
12 18 3
12 17 3
12 17 3
12 19 3
12 18 3
12 17 3
12 18 3
12 18 4
12 18 4
12 18 4
11 16 3
11 16 3
12 17 4
12 18 4


Column (A) shows number of years in Vocational Agriculture and Column (B) the amount of labor income.

$ 883.29
$ 72,046.12
$ 5,446.62
$ 23,586.99

THANK YOU, Fellow Future Farmers, for
awarding me the degree of Honorary
State Farmer at your 35th annual State
Convention. I am proud. You have of-
fered me the opportunity of knowing some
of the finest young men of today and the
leaders of tomorrow.
Throughout the course of your conven-
tion I was continually impressed by the
recurring thought, "Someone Cares."
You care-this is clearly exemplified
by your presence, your projects, your
diligence, your goals, ambitions, and
Your parents and families care--They
furnish you with the perpetual and affec-
tionate encouragement, guidance, council,
cooperation, moral, spiritual and financial
support; many times with considerable
personal sacrifice.
Your leaders and advisers care-By
their very actions, by their look of pride,
by the very tone of their voice; whether
stern, firm and serious, or in the lighter
moments of fun and fellowship it's con-
tinuously demonstrated that your welfare,
achievements and future mean far more
than just a way of life to them.
Your cooperating and supporting indi-
viduals and business firms care-Their
interest extends far beyond financial sup-
port. Many men take time from their
busy schedules, year after year, even their
vacation time, to work with you.
Life is one continuous challenge. Evi-
dently it wasn't intended to be all level
and free of bumps. The hills make us
push harder. The bumps keep us from
becoming soft and complacent. It has

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Someone Cares

Davis D. Smith, Vice-President. Flint River Mills

been said, "If you are to run a good race
-run scared."
The pessimist says, "The glass is half
empty" while the optimist says, "The
glass is half filled." The condition is the
same, but what a difference in outlook!
I conclude with this quote, "TAKE
TIME: Take time TO THINK-it is the
source of power. Take time TO PLAY-
it is the secret of perpetual youth. Take
time TO READ it is the fountain of

T he C over R. A. Miessen, Assistant to the Division Manager, Stand-
ard Oil Company of Kentucky, Florida Division, Jacksonville, presenting the Farm
Safety Awards. Jimmy Emerson of the Santa Fe FFA Chapter at Alachua receiving the
State Award of $100 from the National Future Farmers of America Foundation.
From 6th to 2nd place awards: Ft. Pierce FFA Chapter; Santa Fe, Jr., at Alachua;
Bartow; Quincy and Paxton, are sponsored by the Standard Oil Company.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XXIV, No. 3
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 the Act of March 3, 1879, at
the Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida. Advertising Representative: Cody Publications, Inc., 847-2801,
Box 891, Kissimmee, Florida. Area Representatives: Jacksonville, 2777 Claremont Circle, EXbrook
8-5563; Tampa, Apt. K-l, 2117 Dekle Avenue, 85-8001; Miami, 811 N.W. 139th Street, MUrray 1-7087.
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, FFA, Sponsored by State Department of Education, Thomas D.
Bailey, Superintendent of Public Instruction; Walter R. Williams, Jr., Director of Vocational, Technical,
and Adult Education, Tallahassee, Florida.

President ...... Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr., Inverness
1st Vice-Pres. .... David E. Herndon, Columbia
2nd Vice-Pres. ....... Jerry M. Blair, Jennings
3rd Vice-Pres. ...... James R. Crosley, Tavares
4th Vice-Pres., Marcus D. Shackelford, Wauchula
5th Vice-Pres. ...... ..... Larry Ford, Malone
6th Vice-Pres. . James E. Giles, Auburndale
Executive Secretary .... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser ........ H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

Floyd Kay, Manager, Daytona Beach
Chamber of Commerce, presenting David
Brengle with a "Guest Tray" at the 35th
Annual State FFA Convention at Day-
tona Beach.

President Kenny McMillan, Prairie City, Ill.
1st V-Pres., Richard A. Mottolo, Andover, Mass.
2nd V-Pres., Larry R. Whittington, Angier, N. C.
3rd V-Pres., J. Diefenderfer, S. Luis Obispo, Calif.
4th V-Pres. Duane Leach, Winnebago, Minn.
Student Secretary Vern France, Gooding, Idaho
Exec. Sec'y . Wm. Paul Gray, Washington, D. C.
Exec. Treasurer J. M. Campbell, Woodstock, Va.
Nat. Advisor... Dr. A. W. Tenney, Wash., D. C.

wisdom. Take time TO PRAY-it is the
greatest power on earth. Take time TO
LOVE and BE LOVED-it is a God-given
privilege. Take time TO BE FRIENDLY
-it is the road to happiness. Take time
TO LAUGH-it is the music of the soul.
Take time TO GIVE-it is too short a
day to be selfish. Take time TO WORK
-it is the price of success."

Mayor Owen Eubank presenting "Keys
to the City" of Daytona Beach to David

Receiving the Honorary State Farmer Degree at the 35th Annual State FFA Convention are front row from left to right: J.
Abney Cox, President, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Princeton; Claude Crapps, Jr., President, First National Bank,
Live Oak; H. B. Gassaway, Field Representative, Sealtest Foods Plant, Tampa; Verlon Hall, District Manager, Cotton Pro-
ducers Association, Valdosta, Ga.; L. W. Harrell, Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Winter Haven; L. M. Hollingsworth, Execu-
tive Secretary, Florida Conservation Board, Gainesville; Dr. E. L. Kurth, Assistant Director, Vo-Education, State Department
of Education, Tallahassee; William B. Howell, Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Lakeland; Kelly Lyons, Director, Publishers Serv-
ice Division, Cody Publications, Kissimmee; Harry Marshall, Electrician, Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach. Second row, from
left to right:Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida Times Union, DeLand; Richard A. Potter, Agricultural Engineer, Gulf Power
Company, Pensacola; Clarence Ratliff, Ford Automobile Dealer, Live Oak; Lloyd Rhoden, County Agent, Tallahassee; Claude
Ridley, Supervising Principal Winter Haven Schools, Winter Haven; William P. Schueler, Manager, Peabody Auditorium, Day-
tona Beach; Davis D. Smith, Vice-President, Sales, Flint River Mills, Havana; Clyde E. Ware, Program Director, Public Rela-
tions Dept., Sears Roebuck and Company, Atlanta, Georgia; Dr. Irvin Wofford, Director of Agronomy, Southern Nitrogen, Inc.,
Savannah, Georgia.

Report on the 35th FFA Convention

FUTURE FARMERS, Chapter Advisers and
guests attended the Thirty-fifth Annual
State F.F.A. Convention and Leadership
Conference in record numbers. Registra-
tion at the Convention, which was held at
Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach
June 11-14, exceeded 907 FFA members
and 150 guests. Many of the meetings
and special events were attended by
crowds in excess of this number. Out-
standing performances were turned in by
President David Brengle and his fellow
officers, for which they have received
many well deserved compliments from
advisers, parents, friends, and coopera-
tors. An outstanding characteristic of
the Florida F.F.A. Convention is the
teamwork between officers, members, ad-
visers and staff. This year was no ex-
ception as 149 advisers attended and as-
sisted with the many activities and events
scheduled for this Convention.
Included among the many guests of the

Convention during the week were: Allan
Alexander, Australia; Larry Whittington,
Angier, North Carolina, National Vice-
President; Victor Butler, Past National
President, Havana; Norman Gay, State
President of the Georgia Association,
FFA. These guests gave generously of
their time and talents in helping to make
the Convention a success. It was truly a
"team" effort, with each one pitching in
to do his share to help make this one of
Florida's outstanding Conventions.
Monday, June 10th
The Rotary Club Program was pre-
sented at the Palmetto Club, with Irving
Roche in charge. Appearing on the pro-
gram were George Culverhouse, 1961 Star
State Farmer, as speaker, and the Ft.
Meade String Band furnishing the music.
The Convention Bureau of Daytona
Beach was host to the State Officers and
State Staff for a luncheon.

The highlight of the afternoon and ev-
ening was the beginning of registration
and the interviewing of the candidates for
state offices.
Tuesday Morning, June 11
The Florida Ford Tractor Company
of Jacksonville was host at a breakfast
for District Tractor Driver Winners and
their Advisers.
Registration, Housing, Tractor Driving
Contest, Vegetable Judging, Identification
and Grading Demonstration Contests had
the spotlight during the morning. Fu-
ture Farmers filled their headquarters,
the Daytona Plaza Hotel, and many of the
surrounding hotels and motels.
Delegates and Advisers Luncheon was
held at the Daytona Plaza at 12:00 noon.
This most enjoyable event was attended
by more than 300 delegates, advisers,
state officers, members and friends. David
Brengle, State President, gave a short

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

welcome and introduced his fellow State
Officers. The invocation was given by
Marlin Register, 6th Vice-President from
Graceville. H. E. Wood, State FFA Ad-
viser, introduced the guests and Dr.
Walter R. Williams, Jr., Director of Voca-
tional, Technical and Adult Education
was the guest speaker. Orchids were
presented to all the ladies present. Ex-
cellent music was presented by the Ft.
Meade String Band.
Tuesday Afternoon, June 11th
The first General Assembly of all dele-
gates, advisers and guests was held in the
Peabody Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. Marlin
Register, 6th Vice-President from Grace-
ville gave the devotional. The officers
occupied their respective stations for the
official opening ceremony. D. A. Storms
led the group singing and Frances Smith,
State FFA Sweetheart, accompanied him
on the piano. Mayor Owen Eubank, in
a welcome address, congratulated the
delegates on past behavior and urged the
boys to bring the convention to Daytona
Beach again next year. Mayor Eubank
presented "Keys to the City" to: David
Brengle, State FFA President, Miss Fran-
ces Smith, State FFA Sweetheart, Larry
Whittington, National Vice President
from Angier, North Carolina, Allan D.
Alexander from Australia, H. E. Wood,
State Adviser, FFA and A. R. Cox, Ex-
ecutive Secretary, FFA.
Milt Tosky, Director of Vocational
Education in Volusia County and Floyd
Kay, Manager Daytona Beach Chamber
of Commerce, brought greetings and best
wishes to the Future Farmers. Mr. Kay
presented David Brengle with a "Guest
Tray" and acclaimed him Honorary Citi-
zen of the Daytona Beach Resort Area.
David presented Mayor Eubank, Mr.
Tosky and Mr. Kay with an FFA Paper
The roll call of delegates by districts
was made by the State Vice-Presidents
and the entire delegation was seated.
After being introduced by Lynwood
Simmons, 1st Vice-President, David
Brengle gave the State President's Mes-
sage. The minutes of the 34th Annual
Convention were read by Elmo Douglas,
2nd Vice-President and approved by the
Division winners in the Demonstration
Contest gave their demonstrations at that
Elmo Douglas read the names of those
recommended to receive the Honorary
State Farmer Degree during the Conven-
tion and they were approved. He also
read the names of those who had received
the Degree during the year, and they
were approved.
Elmo Douglas then presented the Nom-
inating Committee's selection for State
President, Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr., Inver-
ness, who was approved and nominations
were received from the floor for: David
Herndon, Lake City; Marcus Shackel-
ford, Wauchula (Peace River); Bob Ba-
monte, North Miami; Paul Bryant, Tren-
ton and Larry Ford, Malone. Each of
these candidates gave a short campaign
Leon Sims, Assistant Teacher-Trainer,

Florida Future Farmer Summer, 1963 5

Farm Electrification Breakfast for Chapter Winners and Advisers of the Farm Elec-
trification Awards at the 35th Annual State FFA Convention. Sponsored by the Flor-
ida Power Corporation; Florida Power and Light Company; Gulf Power Company
and Tampa Electric Company.


farm future, too"

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Florida's Future Farmers will profit
from the growing knowledge of new
ways to use electric power on the farm.
Low-cost electricity will help them
increase production even past their
dads' high mark of today.
When you start out on your own,
you can count on REDDY to help
boost farm earnings and cut
chore-time... producing more with
less effort... and improving
rural living in many ways.




sity Studies, Gainesville.
Lee Cook, Belk-Lindsey Stores, Day-
tona Beach presented the checks to Wil-
le Sims, Marianna, $25 and Marcus
Shackelford of Wauchula-Peace River
$20. Larry Whittington, National Vice-
S President presented the Future Farmer
Foundation Certificate and check for
$100 and a pennant to first place winner,
Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr., of Inverness.
The title of their speeches in their re-
spective placings were "Essential Factors
of a Successful Farm Life," "Future
Farmers of America-What Does It
Mean?" "The Economic Importance of
The State Winner in this contest will
represent Florida in the Tri-State Public
Speaking Contest.
Hoyt Northcut, 5th Vice-President ex-
plained the String Band Contest and
Aubrey Fowler, General Manager of
North Florida Production Credit Asso-
r location, Live Oak, gave the qualifications
of the judges. After the contest was held,
the awards sponsored by the Florida As-
SAysociation, FFA, were presented by Mr.
Fowler as follows: Ft. Meade FFA String
Registration at the 35th Annual State FFA Convention Florida Association, in Band received $20 and a pennant; Hia-
Daytona Beach. leah FFA String Band as second place
winner received $15; Bonifay, third place
-E received $10; Apopka, fourth place $5;
SHawthorne, fifth place $5. The judges in
Sthe String Band Contest were: Aubrey
Fowler, Ralph Lougee (Retired) Day-
Ptona Beach, Forest Breckenridge, De-
SPEAER Bill Hester, Manager of the DeLand
Ford Tractor Company, presented the
- .% following awards to winners of the Trac-
tor Driving Contest, which was sponsored
by the Florida Ford Tractor Company.
A 21-Jewel Wrist Watch and a pennant
for the chapter to: Clayton Owens, Chip-
ley FFA Chapter as State Winner; a 17-
Jewel Watch to Gus Thiel, Palatka FFA
Chapter as second place winner and a
$25 Saving Bond to the following in their
respective placings: Wayne Johnson,
Quincey Chapter; George James, South
Summer Chapter; Ronald Moye, Wau-
Public Speaking Award-3rd place, Marcus Shackelford, Peace River at Wauchula, chula-Peace River Chapter and Paul Ray,
Willie Sims, Marianna and State Champion Fred Whitelaw, Jr., Citrus Chapter at
Inverness, receiving the National Future Farmers of America Foundation Award Auburndale Chapter.
from Larry Whittington, National Vice-President from Angier, North Carolina. Louis Gilbreath, Past President of the

University of Florida, gave a brief discus-
sion on the organization and operation of
a committee. State President's Message

Tuesday Evening, June 11th Words cannot express my feeling of humility, honor and gratitude as I
was elected on June 14th to serve as State President of our Florida Associa-
The second session of the Convention tion for 1963-64. May I say from the bottom of my heart "thanks" fellows
was called to order by the State President for your confidence and faith in entrusting me with this great responsibility.
at 7:30 p.m. Marlin Register, 6th Vice- During the coming year we will be faced with many problems and
President from Graceville, presided over challenges. We will also discover many new ideals, goals, and horizons that
the session. hold for us unlimited promises for bright and successful futures.
W. T. Lofton, Head Teacher-Trainer, Fellow Future Farmers, I challenge each of you to take advantage of
University of Florida, explained the pro- our many opportunities. We do have much for which we should be proud
cedure for the Public Speaking Contest and thankful. Let us always remember that the only keys to success are
cedure foro the Public Speaking Contest hard work, determination, and co-operation. With these goals in mind we
and introduced the following judges: Dr. can make this year truly the greatest year that our association has ever had.
M. A. Brooker, Dean College of Agricul- May God be with each of you in all of your worthy undertakings. I
ture, University of Florida, Mr. Frasure extend my warmest personal regards and best wishes.
Hull, Director and Publisher of the Flor- Sincerely,
ida Field Report, Winter Garden, and Fred Whitelaw, Jr.
Mrs. Hazel Morgan, Youth Director, State President, Florida Association, FFA
Florida Institute for Continuing Univer-

6 Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

Florida Cattlemen's Association present-
ed the Beef-Breeding and Feeder-Steer
Awards to the following: Ronald Thomp-
son, Marianna Chapter, as State Win-
ner of the Beef-Breeding Award received
$100 toward the purchase of a pure-bred
registered animal of the breed desired.
Other winners were: George Culverhouse,
Ft. Pierce, C. L. Thornhill, Winter Ha-
ven, Jim Cowart, Chapter at Wauchula,
Winston Carlton, Hardee Chapter at
Wauchula, and Ronald Gibbs, Tate Chap-
ter at Gonzalez. Each received $15 to
help defray their expenses in attending
the State Convention. The State Winner
of the Feeder-Steer Award, Leon Nobles,
Marianna Chapter was presented $100 to
apply on expenses for him and his ad-
viser, Rex Toole, to attend the National
Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, in
October 1963. Other winners, each of
whom received $15 to help defray their
expenses to the State Convention were:
Clayton Owens, Chipley; Brad Culver-
house, Ft. Pierce; James Lusk, Lakeland;
Arky Rogers, Lake City and Benny Al-
britton, Chapter at Wauchula.
R. A. Miessen, Assistant to the Di-
vision Manager, Standard Oil Company
of Kentucky, Florida Division, Jackson-
ville, presented the Farm Safety Awards
to: The Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua,
$100 check and a certificate from the Fu-
ture Farmers of America as the State
Winner. Jimmy Emerson accepted the
award. Other awards presented by Mr.
Miessen on behalf of Standard Oil Com-
pany were: Paxton, Quincy, Bartow,
Santa Fe Jr. at Alachua and Ft, Pierce.
John Folks, Florida Power Corpora-
tion, St. Petersburg, announced the win-
ners of the Vegetable Demonstration
Contest. The State award was presented
to Glen and Joe Busby of the Santa Fe
Chapter at Alachua for their demonstra-
tion, "The Management Decisions in
Planning Vegetable Irrigation." They
will represent the state at the National
Junior Vegetable Growers' Association
Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
in December. Kenneth Lee and Fenwick

Harold Parady, District Supervisor, Florida Tractor Company, Jacksonville, speaking
at the Florida Ford Tractor breakfast honoring District Tractor Driving Contest

Tractor Driving Contest sponsored by The Florida Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville.

Jack Salt, Sales Manager, Jacksonville
Branch of the Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company, Crawfordsville, Indiana, pre-
senting a special Certificate and $5 check
to each State Farmer recipient.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

McCormick, are their advisers. The Hia-
leah and Pinetta FFA Chapters tied for
second place. Judges in the contest were:
Don Adams, Director of Agricultural De-
velopment, Florida Power and Light
Company, Palatka, Joyce Wolfgang, Ex-
ecutive Secretary, Florida Association
FHA, Tallahassee and John Folks, Flor-
ida Power Corporation, St. Petersburg.

Wednesday Morning, June 12th
A special breakfast was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the Chapter
Winners and Advisers of the Farm Elec-
trification Awards. Co-sponsors of the
Luncheon were: Florida Power Corpora-
tion, Tampa Electric Company, Florida
Power and Light Company and Gulf
Power Company. Third and fourth place
winners in the Districts were presented
awards of $15-3rd place; $10-4th place.
Richard Potter, Service Representative
of the Gulf Power Company, presented

the awards as follows: District I-Jimmy
Johnson, Baker; D. B. Vaughn, Walnut
Hill; District II-Jerry Herring, Pinetta;
John Smith, Jasper. District III-Donald
Brandes, Bradford-Starke and Edward
Philman, Bell. District V-Bill Hawkins.
District VI-Jimmy Edenfield, Wau-
chula-Hardee and John L. Albritton, at
The Hialeah String Band, second place
winner in the state contest, entertained
the delegates and guests with some fine
music. The devotional was given by the
Rev. Hal Marchman, Central Baptist
Church. The third session was called to
order with the official opening ceremony
by President Brengle. He then intro-
duced Hoyt Northcut, fifth Vice-Presi-
dent, who served as presiding officer.
The 1962-63 State FFA Highlights
were given by W. T. Loften, Head Teach-
er-Trainer of Agricultural Education at
the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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Fish Fry at the 35th Annual State FFA
Convention Co-sponsored by: Florida
Ford Tractor Company, Florida Dairy
Products Association, Jacksonville and
Carl L. McDougald, Tallahassee.

8 Florida Future Farmer Summer, 1963

(Copies of this report will be distributed
at the Vocational Agricultural Teachers'
Conference in September.)
The State Forestry Awards, sponsored
by the Seaboard Air Line Railway Com-
pany were presented by R. N. Hoskins,
General Forestry Agent, Richmond, Vir-
ginia. Randy Shelton of Blountstown as
State winner received $275, and his Ad-
visers, Lamar Jones and Fred Ward, re-
ceived $125 to cover their expenses in at-
tending the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City and in visiting other cities
prior to the convention in Oct. Second
place and $50 went to Emery Stokes,
Baldwin, whose teacher is Robert E.
Jones; Third place, $30, went to Gary
Burnsed, Macclenny, whose teacher is
Alan Harvey and fourth place, $20, went
to Daniel Crews, Lake Butler, whose
teacher is Ernest P. Long.
President Brengle presented Mr. Hos-
kins with a Special Award Plaque for his
many years of outstanding service.
Randy Shelton of the Blountstown FFA
Chapter, was presented the third $500
Rayonier FFA Forestry Scholarship from
the Rayonier Foundation by Ernest P.
Davis, Resident Manager, Southeastern
Timber Division, Rayonier, Inc., Fernan-
dina Beach, for his outstanding accom-
plishments in Forestry.
The Ft. Meade State Champion String
Band furnished some very good music.
The Annual FFA Report was given by
Dale Gavin, fourth Vice-President.
Presentation of the Farm Electrifica-
tion Awards for the State Winner and for
the first and second place District Win-
ners was made by Richard Potter, Service
Representative of the Gulf Power Com-
pany, Pensacola as follows: To the state
winner, James Ellis, Tate Chapter at
Gonzalez, a certificate and check for $100
from the Future Farmers of America
Foundation and $100 from the Tampa
Electric Company of Tampa, Gulf Power
Company of Pensacola, Florida Power
and Light Company of Miami and Flor-
ida Power Corporation of St. Petersburg.
Also, his advisers, 0. R. Farish and Hal
Sibley, received $100. The following Dis-
trict winners were awarded $75 by the
electrical organizations: I-William Wor-


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ley, Paxton; II-Mike Harrison, Talla-
hassee-Leon; III-Eli Beasley, Bronson;
IV-Edmond Harrison, Ocoee; V-Larry
Goehagen. Bartow; VI-Tommy Selph,
Ft. Pierce. The following second place
District winners were awarded $25 from
the Electrical Companies: I-Alton Car-
roll, Vernon; II-John W. Ward, Jr.,
Havana; III-John Edward Royster, Wil-
liston; V-Roger Aiken, Brooksville; VI-
Louis Welch, Arcadia. The top area ad-
visers: E. E. Badger, Ocoee and R. B.
O'Berry received $75 each to attend the
National Convention.
A special demonstration about the FFA
Jackets was presented by the Winter
Haven High and the Denison Junior High
FFA Chapters, both of Winter Haven.
Participants in the Demonstration were:
Joe Race, President, David Hester, Earl
Bennett, Paul Aires, Secretary-Denison,
Bobby Corbin, C. T. Thornhill, Tommy
Reynolds, Larry Broom, Fain Leiss and
Alice Godwin.
After some announcements and intro-
duction, the meeting adjourned.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the Farm Safety
Winners, Chapter Advisers and Chair-
men of the Farm Safety Committees, as
guests of the Standard Oil Company of
Kentucky. R. A. Miessen, Assistant to
the Division Manager, Jacksonville, was
the host.
The District Sweethearts and their
chaperones were guests at the Daytona
Plaza for luncheon, sponsored by the
Daytona Beach Area Chamber of Com-

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1963-64 State FFA Sweetheart, Joy De-
Bartolo, DeLand FFA Chapter, being
crowned by past State FFA Sweetheart
Frances Smith from the Havana FFA

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

Joy DeBartolo, DeLand FFA Chapter being crowned as the 1963 State FFA Sweet-
heart by Frances Smith, Havana, retiring Sweetheart. From left to right: Sandra
Sapp, Havana; Susan Lewis, Williston; Judy Beckner, Tampa-Chamberlain and J. E.
Gorman, presenting the awards in behalf of Belk-Lindsey Stores.

merce Convention Bureau. Denis Skin-
ner, of the Convention Bureau was the

Wednesday Afternoon, June 12th

The fourth session was called to order
by the president and opened with the of-
ficial ceremony.
Hoyt Northcut introduced the judges
for the Harmonica Contest as follows:
Aubrey Fowler, Forest Breckenridge and
Ralph Lougee.
After the Harmonica Contest was held,
Aubrey Fowler announced the results
and Forest Breckenridge presented the
awards to the following in their order of
placings: 1-Jerry Bass, Madison; 2-
Dwight Stevenson, Bonifay; 3-Stafford
Coward, Hialeah; 4-James Cranford,
Branford; 5-Marvin Verner, South Sum-
ter; 6-Henry Hill, Zephyrhills.
Allan Alexander, Tullandoon Tanda-
rook Wayside, Camperdown, Victoria,
Australia, addressed the delegation. The
entire delegation rose in his honor, after
which he gave an inspiring message, "Ag-
riculture Vital to the World."
David Brengle gave introductory re-
marks regarding the candidates for the
Honorary State Farmer Degree, after
which the State Officers awarded degrees
to the following: J. Abney Cox, President,
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association,
Princeton; Claude Crapps, Jr., President,
First National Bank, Live Oak; H. B. Gas-
saway, Field Representative, Sealtest
Foods Plant, Tampa; Verlon Hall, Dis-
trict Manager, Cotton Producers Asso-
ciation, Valdosta, Georgia; L. Warren
Harrell, Teacher of Vocational Agricul-
ture, Winter Haven; L. M. Hollingsworth,

Executive Secretary, Florida Conservation
Board, Gainesville; Dr. E. L. Kurth, As-
sitant Director, Vocational, Technical,
and Adult Education; William B. Howell,
Teacher of Vocational Agriculture and
member of the Advisory Committee, Lake-
land; Kelly Lyons, Director, Publishers
Service Division, Cody Publications, Kis-
simmee; Harry Marshall, Electrician,
Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach;
Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida Times-
Union, DeLand; Richard A. Potter, Agri-
cultural Engineer, Gulf Power Company,
Pensacola; Clarence Ratliff, Ford Auto-
mobile Dealer, Live Oak; Lloyd Rhoden,
County Agent, Leon County, Tallahassee;
Claude Ridley, Supervising Principal,
Winter Haven Schools, Winter Haven;
William P. Schueler, Manager, Peabody
Auditorium, Daytona Beach; David D.
Smith, Vice-President, Sales, Flint River
Mills, Havana; Clyde D. Ware, Program
Director, Public Relations Department,
Sears Roebuck and Company, Atlanta,
Georgia and Dr. Irvin Wofford, Assistant
Sales Manager, Southeast Agricultural
Products, Southern Nitrogen Inc., Sa-
vannah, Georgia.
Charles Davis of Santa Fe was present-
ed a Certificate and check for $100 from
the Future Farmers of America Founda-
tion and a $100 cash award from the Flor-
ida Ford Tractor Company, as State Win-
ner of the Farm Mechanics Award by T.
E. Hancock, Assistant General Sales
Manager. His advisers, Kenneth Lee and
F. D. McCormick also received $100 to
attend the National Convention next fall.
To each of the Dirstrict Winners he pre-
sented $50. Larry Ford, Malone, from
District I; Jerry Fletcher, Mayo, from
District II; James A. "Buddy" Deas,

Allan Alexander, Australia, addressing
the delegates and guests at the 35th An-
nual State FFA Convention.

Milt Tosky, Director of Vocational Edu-
cation, Volusia County, greeting delegates
and guests at the 35th Annual State FFA

Gainesville, District III; Clifton McClana-
han, Bushnell from District IV; Richard
Harold Gibbs, Bartow from District V
and Thomas M. Selph, Fort Pierce, from
District VI. Each of these boys had al-
ready received $15 as county Farm Me-
chanics Winners from their local Ford
Tractor Dealers.
After some announcements were made,
the committees received their assignments
and recessed for meetings in the Sea-
breeze Junior High School and in the
Peabody Auditorium.
Over 1,000 Future Farmers, Advisers
and Guests met on the beach at "Beach
Rest" at 5:30 p.m. for the fish fry which
was co-sponsored by the Florida Ford
Tractor Company, Carl L. McDougald,
Tallahassee and Florida Dairy Products
Association, Inc. of Jacksonville.

Wednesday Evening, June 12th
At 8:00 p.m. a special talent program
directed by D. A. Storms, Sr., Hillsbor-
ough County Coordinator of Agricultural
Education, was presented in the Band-
shell, with over 1500 Future Farmers and
guests in attendance. Victor Butler,
past State and National President, was
Master of Ceremonies for a full and very
entertaining program. President Brengle
introduced special guests and the State
Champion String Band from Ft. Meade
played. Singing and other entertainment
was furnished by the following: Sandra
Sapp, Havana, District II Sweetheart;
Susan Lewis, Williston, District III
Sweetheart; Joy DeBartolo, DeLand, Dis-
trict IV Sweetheart; Judy Beckner, Tam-
pa-Chamberlain, District V Sweetheart;
and Patsy Crosby, District VI Sweetheart
from Pahokee.
The program closed with Fances Smith
leading the audience in singing the Star
Spangled Banner.

Thursday Morning, June 13th
The Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity,
University of Florida, sponsored a break-
fast at the Daytona Plaza Hotel at 7:00

a.m. for all State Farmer candidates plan-
ning to attend college. George Ruis,
member of the Fraternity acted as Toast-
master. Music was furnished by the Ft.
Meade String Band.
The fifth session opened with har-
monica playing by Dwight Steverson of
the Bonifay FFA Chapter.
The devotional was given by Marlin
Register, 6th Vice-President from Grace-
ville. President Brengle called the meet-
ing to order with the official opening cere-
mony and introduced Dale Gavin-4th
Vice-President from Inverness who pre-
sided over the session. The Annual Treas-
urer's Report was given by David King,
3rd Vice-President from Jasper and ap-
Dale Carlton, Director of Grower and
Contract Department of the Florida Cit-
rus Mutual, Lakeland, presented the
State Citrus Production and Citrus Place-
ment Awards. Tom Selph, Ft. Pierce
received a $100 check as the State Citrus
Production Winner. His adviser, John
Wetmore, received a plaque. The other
district winners of Citrus Production
Awards who received $25 were: District
IV-John Bass, Ocoee; District V-Joe
Race, Winter Haven and District VI-
Tom Selph, Ft. Pierce. Larry Broom,
Winter Haven, received $100 from the
Florida Citrus Mutual for doing the best
in the Citrus Placement Program. His
Adviser, L. W. Harrell received a plaque.
The district winners who received $25
were: District IV-Edmond Harrison,
Ocoee; District V-Larry Broom, Winter
Election and initiation of candidates
for the State Farmer Degree by the State
Officers was held. The degree was con-
ferred on 177 Future Farmers (this list
is given on page 2). The Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company of Crawford-
ville, Indiana and Jacksonville, Florida,
sponsored awards of $5 each and a cer-
tificate for members receiving the State
Farmer Degree, with $10 going to the
three top district winners; the two Area
Winners received $25 each and $50 to

W. T. Loften, Head Teacher-Trainer,
University of Florida, giving the 1962-63
State FFA Highlights at the 35th Annual

Norman Gay, State President of the Geor-
gia Association, FFA, Summer, Georgia,
speaking to the delegates and guests at
the 35th Annual State Convention.

Presentation of the Seaboard Forestry Awards to the State Winner, Randy Shelton,
Blountstown by R. N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent, Richmond, Virginia. Second
place winner, Emery Stokes, Baldwin, Adviser, Robert Jones and third place winner
Gary Burnsed, Macclenny, Adviser, Alan Harvey; fourth place winner, Daniel Crews,
Lake Butler, Adviser, Ernest P. Long.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

the Star State Farmer. Jack Salt, Sales
Director from Jacksonville, presented
the awards.
The Production Credit Associations in
Florida presented a State Farmer Key to
each member receiving the degree. Frank
Barton, Director of Information, Farm
Credit Banks, Columbia, South Carolina,
presented the keys. Sponsoring Associa-
tions were: Gulf Ridge Production Credit,
Lakeland; Bradenton Production Credit;
Florida Citrus Production Credit, Orlan-
do; Gainesville Production Credit; Mon-
ticello Production Credit; Marianna Pro'
duction Credit; Northeast Production
Credit, Palatka; North Florida Produc-
tion Credit, Live Oak.
Jerry Bass, State Champion Harmonica
player from Madison, played several
Honorable Doyle Conner, State Com-
missioner of Agriculture, was introduced
at this time and he gave an inspiring
message to the delegates and guests.
The Commissioner of Agriculture,
Doyle Conner, presented the State De-
partment of Agriculture Awards to the
following: Leon Nobles, Area I, from
Marianna; Fred Dietrich, Area II from
Orlando-Colonial and Melvin Jameson,
Area III, from Pinecrest. Each boy re-
ceived $50 to help defray his expenses to
the National Convention in Kansas City,
Missouri next October.
Harry Lyon, Bonifay Chapter, was
presented the State Star Greenhand A-
wards for achievement in his first year of
Vocational Agriculture. Commissioner.
Conner presented him and his Adviser,
D. E. Treadwell $100 each to enable them
to attend the National FFA Convention
in October. Six FFA members received
District Awards of $50 each from the
Commissioner to help them attend the
National Convention next fall. They
were: Tommy Cook, Vernon, District I;
David Touchton, Havana, District II;
Marion L. Bishop, Jr., Newberry, Dis-
trict III; John Hooker, Reddick, District
IV; Stephen Wright, Mulberry, District
V and Glenn Byrd, Hialeah, District VI.

The candidates for the 1963-64 State
President were given two minutes each
to present their qualifications prior to the
balloting for president. President Brengle
called on Leon Sims, Assistant Teacher
Trainer, Unversity of Florida, Gaines-
ville, who explained the method of voting.
Voting machines were used through the
courtesy of Mrs. Katherine Odham, Su-
pervisor of Registration Volusia County.
The delegates voted immediately after the
meeting adjourned.
The 1963 State Farmers and their Ad-
visers were guests at a luncheon in the
Daytona Plaza, sponsored by the City of
Daytona and Mayor Owen Eubank was
Thursday Afternoon, June 13th

The sixth session was called to order by
the President, David Brengle. He then
introduced David King, 3rd Vice-Presi-
dent from Jasper who presided over the
H. E. Wood, State Adviser for the Flor-
ida Association, FFA presented a $125
J. F. Williams Memorial Scholarship to
each of the following men: Terry Lee
Kipp, Orlando; Howard L. Renner, St.
Petersburg and Carroll McElroy, Chief-
Gene Casteel of Winter Garden received
$500 from the Florida Field Report for
posting the highest sales record in the
Subscription Drive. Also receiving $500
for the FFA Chapter at Winter Garden,
was the chapter president, Ronald Dixon.
Presentation was made by Frasure Hull,
David King, Third Vice-President from
Jasper, introduced the 1962 American
Farmer Degree recipients and their ad-
visers: James C. Cox, Winter Haven, Ad-
viser, L. Warren Harrell; Jeff Daughtry,
Wauchula-Peace River, Adviser, John
Maddox; Harrell Howell, Jennings, Ad-
viser, Joe Fred DeVane; Ronald Nelson,
North Miami, Adviser, Perry Sistrunk;
James Warren Repper, Pahokee, Adviser,
(Continued on page 14)

Doyle Conner, Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, presenting the Agricultural Leader-
ship Awards winners at the 35th Annual
State FFA Convention.

1963 Florida Star FFA Green Hand,
Harry Lyon, Bonifay FFA Chapter, re-
ceiving the award, sponsored by the State
Department of Agriculture from Doyle
Conner, Commissioner.

Dale Carlton, Director of Grower and
Contract Division, Florida Citrus Mutual,
Lakeland, presenting Plaque to Adviser,
Warren Harrell, Winter Haven, whose
student, Larry Broom won the State Cit-
rus Placement Program Award of $100.

W. O. Whittle, Director of State Farmers' Market, Winter Haven presenting the
Judging, Grading and Identification Award Ribbons.

One of the many demonstrations in the
contests at the 35th Annual State FFA

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963


FRED WHITELAW, JR., is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. D. Whitelaw, Sr., of Floral
City and is a 1963 graduate of the Citrus
County High School at Inverness. At
the recent State FFA Convention, he was
named the Star State Farmer for District
IV and Area II.
Fred majored in vocational agriculture
in high school, completing four years of
work. His Supervised Farming Program
consisted of 20 acres of bearing citrus,
15 acres of non-bearing citrus and a 2
acre pecan orchard. Improvement pro-
jects included breed improvement of live-
stock; building farm fences, constructing
farm buildings, growing feed crops, home
gardens and improving home milk sup-
ply. Drainage of land, reforestation, con-
servation practices, beautifying the home
and keeping farm records.
Some of the leadership activities in the
FFA for Fred have included Chapter
president for two years, parliamentarian,
delegate to the State FFA Convention,
chairman of various committees: Dekalb
Award, Chapter Contest, and General
Banquet Committee. He represented his
chapter at the National FFA Convention
and was a member of the Courtesy Corps.
Several times he has served as speaker
for the Citrus County High School As-
sembly and Toastmaster for the Father
and Son Banquet, emcee for the local
Sweetheart Contest, and for the Junior
and Senior Prom and had the leading
role in the Junior Class play.
Other F.F.A. roles included officer for
the Green Hand initiation, speaker for the
Kiwanis Club and Civitan Club. He won
Area and State Public Speaking Contest,
and was a member of the Parliamentary
Procedure Team. He was elected dele-
gate to the Forestry Training camp where
he was awarded the Top Camper award.
In school and community activities, he
was elected delegate to the Boys' State,
President of the Citrus County Horse
Club, Chairman of the National Farm
Safety Week.
He has been president in the District
Beta Club and Vice-President of the Stu-
dent Council. He was also in the Letter
"C" Club and a varsity player on the
basketball and football teams.
Upon completion of his term as State
President, Fred plans to attend the Uni-
versity of Florida and major in Agricul-
tural Education.

1st Vice-President
DAVID HERNDON, newly elected First Vice-
President, representing District III, is 17
years old and a member of the Columbia
Chapter. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Herndon and graduated from the
Lake City High School this year.

During the last year his supervised
farming program consisted of 100% own-
ership in 6 head of steers and 50% in 90
head of hogs.
David has served as chapter president,
secretary, and participated in public
speaking, parliamentary procedure and
other contests. He won the FFA sub-
district public speaking contest last year
and was second in the district. He also
won the county and area speaking contest
sponsored by the Soil Conservation Dis-
trict. He has attended the State FFA
Convention, representing his chapter and
served as chairman of various committees.
His improvement projects included
breed improvement of livestock, building
fences, constructing farm buildings, grow-
ing feed crops, growing home gardens
and beautifying the home.

2nd Vice-President
JERRY M. BLAIR, newly elected Second
Vice-President, representing District II,
is the 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Lee Blair. He is a recent graduate
of the Jennings High School and member
of the FFA Chapter.
His Supervised Farming program con-
sisted of 5 sows, 50 hogs for meat, 10
acres of corn for grain, 2 steers, 10 acres
of rye for pasture and 1 acre of tobacco.
Jerry's leadership activities consist of:
Parliamentary Procedure, Public Speak-
ing, Secretary and President of his chap-
ter. He has served on judging teams,
demonstration teams, various committees
and as delegate to the State Convention.
He was selected as the outstanding exhib-
itor of swine in the State FFA Show at
the North Florida Fair, winning the
F. R. M. Award and a trip to the Na-
tional Convention.
Jerry was a member and officer of the
following: President of the Beta Club
for two years, Treasurer of the Student
Council, President of his Sophomore and
Senior Class, Assistant Sunday School
Superintendent and Game Captain of the
Football Team.
His improvement projects include
breeding improvement of livestock, con-
structing farm buildings, growing feed
crops, growing home gardens, installing
waterworks, lights and other modern con-
veniences and starting home fruit

3rd Vice-President
JAMES R. CROSLEY, a recent graduate of
the Tavares High School and a member of
the FFA chapter, is the newly elected
Vice-President to represent District IV.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Verile E.
Crosley and is 19 years old.
His supervised farming program con-
sisted of 1/2 acre Citrus Grove, 20 Hydro-

ponic Tomato plants and 200 Ornamental
plants. Improvement projects were
beautifying the home, irrigating land, new
cash crops and planting soil improvement
James' leadership activities included,
serving as chapter president, chapter par-
liamentarian and he won the chapter
public speaking contest. He served as
secretary of the Farm Safety Committee,
and participated on the Parliamentary
Procedure teams and various judging
teams. He was Toastmaster at the An-
nual Parent and Son Banquet, and was
elected delegate to the State FFA Conven-
tion and also represented his chapter at
the National Convention. James was
chosen Star Chapter Farmer and was
given the Agriculture Award for being the
outstanding student in agriculture for the

4th Vice-President
MARCUs SHACKELFORD, recently elected
Vice-President representing District VI,
is a member of the Peace River Chapter.
He is the 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. M. Shackelford and graduated from
the Hardee County High School.
During the past year, his supervised
farming program consisted of 100% own-
ership in 7 head of cows. His improve-
ment projects included, livestock breed
improvement, draining land, irrigation of
land, and building farm fences.
Marcus' leadership activities consisted
of chapter president, chapter reporter, ex-
hibitor of a steer at the Fat Stock Show
and Sale. He participated in Parliamen-
tary Procedure and was emcee of the
Parent and Son Banquet.
He is a member of the Key Club, Var-
sity Football and Basketball, and was
elected delegate to the State Convention[

5th Vice-President
LARRY FORD, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Ford and a recent graduate of the
Malone High School was elected 5th
Vice-President of the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA, and will represent District I.
Larry is 17 years old and is the Star
State Farmer of Florida.
His Supervised Farming Program con-
sisted of 9 sows, 100 head of hogs for
meat, 3 dairy cows, 30 acres of corn, 10
acres of peanuts, 10 acres of peas, 7.4
acres of cotton and 1 beef cow. Some of
Larry's improvement projects are, servic-
ing tractor and equipment and building
feeders and farrowing houses. He re-
ceived the Farm Mechanics Award this
He has served two years as chapter
Vice-President, one year as president and
as chairman of the Leadership Commit-
Continued on page 26

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

Second Vice-President
Jennings Chapter
Sponsored by
Hamilton County Bank
Jasper, Florida
Member FDIC
"Serving this Area since 1934"

Citrus Chapter
Inverness Chapter
Sponsored by:
Jackson Lumber Co., Inc.
Building Materials
Complete line of Red Rose Feeds
Inverness, Florida

of the
are sponsored by
''MVl~^^V^Vl USl\w\^V^\VlV WV'

Fourth Vice-President
Wauchula Chapter
Sponsored by
First National Bank
Wauchula State Bank

First Vice-President
Columbia Chapter
(Lake City)
Sponsored by
Feed and Fertilizer
Kennon Tractor Company
Lake City, Florida

Fifth Vice-President
Malone Chapter
sponsored by
Farmers Bank of Malone
Williams Seed And Feed
"Your Purina Dealer"
Malone, Florida

Third Vice-President
Tavares Chapter
Sponsored by:
Lake Park Real Estate
The Bank of Tavares
Member of FDIC

Sixth Vice-President
Auburndale Chapter
sponsored by
Imperial Polk Collllu
F. F. A. Foundation
Winter Haven Froslproof
Lakeland Lake Alfred
Barton Denison
Fort Nleade Kathleen Jr.
Kathleen Haines Cit.
Nlulberry Lake W'ales

A Demonstration by the Sanford Junior and Senior Chapters, "Chapter Farmer Degree Initiation."

Presentation of the Farm Electrification Awards by Richard Potter, Service Repre-
sentative, Gulf Power Company. Awards were sponsored by the Future Farmers of
America Foundation and Florida Power Corporation; Florida Power and Light Com-
pany; Gulf Power Company and Tampa Electric Company. Winners in the Contest
were: Dist. I, 1st place, William Worley, Paxton; 2nd place, Alton Carroll, Vernon;
3rd place, Jimmy Johnson, Baker; 4th place, D. B. Vaughn, Walnut Hill. Dist. II,
1st place winner, Mike Harrison, Tallahassee-Leon; 2nd place, John W. Ward, Jr.,
Havana; 3rd place, Jerry Herring, Pinetta; 4th, John Smith, Jasper. Dist. III, 1st
place, Eli Beasley, Bronson; 2nd, John Edward Royster, Williston; 3rd, Donald
Brandes, Bradford-Starke; 4th, Edward Philman, Bell. Dist. IV, 1st, Edmond Harri-
son, Ocoee. Dist V, 1st, Larry Goehagan, Bartow; 2nd, Roger Aiken, Brooksville; 3rd,
Bill Hawkins, Largo. Dist. VI, 1st, Tommy Selph, Ft. Pierce; 2nd, Louis Welch, Ar-
cadia; 3rd, Jimmy Edenfield, Hardee at Wauchula; 4th, John L. Albritton, Peace
River at Wauchula.



Farm Safety Luncheon-sponsored by the Standard Oil Company of Kentucky for
the Advisers and Chairmen of the Chapter Safety Committee. R. A. Miessen, Assist-
ant to the Division Manager, Jacksonville, host.

35th FFA Convention
(Continued from page 11)
Noma R. Norman; Arthur Lynwood
Smith, Quincy, Adviser, Murray Lang-
ford; Francis Ward, Live Oak-Suwannee,
Adviser, Henry Folsom; Donald Weber,
Ft. Pierce, Adviser, Ed Raikes; Robert
Wilkerson, Paxton, Adviser, Irving Roche
and Jack Williams, Reddick, Adviser,
Carl H. Rehwinkel.
The 1963 applicants were then intro-
duced: O. K. Alexander, Brandon, Ad-
visers G. Oscar Lastinger and N. L.
Storms; Leroy Gillis, Ponce de Leon, Ad-
viser, Wayne O. Manning; Charles Jenk-
ing, Kathleen, Advisers. W. W. Massey
and Dwight Ellis; Dale Marler, Lake-
land, Advisers, William B. Howell and
Richard L. Gavin; John McCarty, Jr., Ft.
Pierce, Adviser, John W. Wetmore; Don
Nicholson, Quincy, Adviser, Murray
Langford; Charles Olive, Malone, Ad-
viser, J. W. Jordan; James Earl Ross,
Live Oak-Williams, Adviser, Lewis Tuck-
er; Elmer Lamar Smith, Walnut Hill, Ad-
visers, George G. Stone and Glynn C.
Key, Jr.; Joe Franklin Walker, Tavares,
Adviser, Sam Carroll; (Alternate) Rod-
ney Hammond, Winter Haven, Adviser,
L. W. Harrell.
Since the 1953 Convention, the Florida
Association, FFA has invited the State
Presidents from all FFA State Associa-
tions in the Southern Region, as well as
presidents of other youth organizations in
Florida to attend its State Convention.
Those present this year were: Norman
Gay, State President of the Georgia As-
sociation, FFA from Summer, Georgia;
Miss Priscilla Gautier, President Florida
FHA, from New Smyrna Beach; Miss
Carole Sarkision, National FHA Vice-
President of Projects, Fresno, California;
and Miss Joyce Wolfgang, Executive Sec-
retary, Florida Association, and Past
President of the State FHA Association
made a few remarks at this time.
"Pass-The-Chicken, Pappy" Awards
Pass The Chicken, Pappy Contest
Awards sponsored by the Sears, Roebuck
Foundation were presented to sixteen
chapters by Clyde Ware, assisted by Bill
Knight, Advertising Manager, Sears, Roe-
buck Company in Daytona Beach. The
first place winner in each district received
$25; Second place winner, $15 and Third

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963



Installation Ceremony at the 35th Annual State FFA Convention.

Presentation of the Florida Ford Tractor Driving Awards-6th place through the
first, front row are: Paul Ray, Auburndale; Ronald Moye, Wauchula-Peace River;
George James, South Sumter; Wayne Johnson, Quincy; Gus Tiel, Palatha; and Clay-
tons Owens, Chipley. Presentation made by Bill Hester, DeLand Tractor Company.

District and State Winners in Farm Mechanics were, District VI: Thomas M. Selph,
Ft. Pierce; District V: Richard Harold Gibbs, Bartow; District IV: Clifton Mc-
Clanahan, Bushnell; District III: James A. "Buddy" Deas, Gainesville; District II:
Jerry Fletcher, Mayo and District I: Larry Ford, Malone. State Winner: Charles
Davis of Santa Fe at Alachua. T. E. Hancock presented the awards for the Florida
Ford Tractor Dealers.

place winner, $10. Those who received
awards were by district as follows: Dis-
trict I-Poplar Springs, Laurel Hill,
Vernon, District II-Greenville, Pinetta,
Bethlehem, District III-Chiefland, Bald-
win, Macclenny, District IV-St. Cloud,
Ocoee, Summerfield (Lake Weir), Dis-
trict V-Bartow, District VI-Wauchula
(Peace River), Avon Park, Wauchula
Paxton, Pinetta, Santa Fe Sr., Inver-
ness, Bartow and Ft. Pierce were pre-
sented Bronze Plaques with the chapter
names engraved and checks for $100 as
District Winners in the Chapter Coopera-
tive Contest.
The checks to the chapters in Districts
one through four, were from the Cotton
Producers Association, a large Farm Sup-
ply and Marketing Cooperative, which
has branch stores known as Farmers
Mutual Exchanges located at various
points in North Florida.
Checks for Districts five and six were
furnished by the Florida Council of Farm-
er Cooperatives.
The checks were presented by Verlon
Hall, Chairman of the Youth Committee,
Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives,
and District Manager, Cotton Producers
Association, Valdosta, Georgia; Miss Jean
Rice, Public Relations, Cotton Producers
Association, Atlanta, Georgia; L. A.
"Luke" Thomas, Executive Secretary,
Florida Council of Farmer Cooperatives,
Winter Haven, Florida; Al Whitmore,
Secretary-Treasurer, Florida Citrus Pro-
duction Credit Association, Orlando and
Ralph Williams, Banker in Madison
The Pinetta FFA Chapter as top chap-
ter in the state, was presented a plaque
and a check from the Council for $500 to
help defray expenses of its members and
advisor to the annual meeting of the
American Institute of Cooperation at the
Nebraska State University, Lincoln,
Nebraska. Also, the Tri-County Electric
Cooperative in Madison gave a $500
check. Presentation was made by W. V.
Bunker, Manager and Ralph Williams,
one of the Tri-County Trustees.
Larry Whittington, National Vice-
President, FFA from Angier, North Caro-
lina was introduced at this time. He
gave a very informative talk to the dele-

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

President David Brengle, presenting a Special Award Plaque to R. N. Hoskins,
General Forestry Agent, Richmond, Virginia, for his outstanding work and support
of the Future Farmers in Florida. H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser, pictured with

Mid-States Steel and Wire Company Luncheon for Top District State Farmers, their
Parents and Advisers at the 35th Annual State FFA Convention. Jack Salt, Sales
Manager as host.


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Florida Retail Federation Luncheon for Presidents and Advisers of State Chapter
winners at the 35th Annual State FFA Convention. James E. Gorman, General
Manager as host.

gates and guests.
The chapter scrapbook awards, furnish-
ed by the Florida Association were pre-
sented by Norman Gay, State President
from the Georgia Association, FFA. Fort
Pierce received $25 and a pennant as
State Winner. District Winners were:
I-Vernon FFA Chapter, Arol Hudson
Adviser; III-Santa Fe Chapter at Alach-
ua, F. M. McCormick and Kenneth Lee,
Advisers; IV-Citrus Chapter at Inver-
ness, Richard F. Kelly, Adviser; V-
Winter Haven Chapter, Warren Harrell,
Adviser; Each of these chapters received
$10. The judges were: Walter Jacoby,
Director of Youth Education, American
Institute of Cooperation, Washington,
D.C.; R. A. Miessen, Assistant to Division
Manager, Standard Oil Company, Jack-
sonville and Norman Gay, State Presi-
dent of the Georgia Association, FFA.
Elmo Douglas, second Vice-President,
presented the names of the Nominating
Committee for selections for State Vice-
Presidents, which were approved as fol-
lows: 1st-David Herndon, Lake City;
2nd-Jerry Blair, Jasper; 3rd-Jim Cros-
ley, Tavares; 4th-Marcus Shackelford,
Wauchula-Peace River; 5th-Larry Ford,
Malone and 6th-Joe Race, Winter
Nominations from the floor were made
for the following: 1st-Glenn Sapp,
Starke; James Harper, Chiefland; Wally
Edwards (J. F. Williams) at Live Oak;
3rd-Bill Franks, New Smyrna Beach;
Fred Dietrich, Orlando-Co!onial; 4th-
Bob Bamonte, North Miami; 5th-Gor-
don Hood, Vernon; 6th-Richard Searg-
ant, Lakeland; Jerry Scarborough, Frost-
proof; Jim Giles, Auburndale and Bill
Adams, Plant City Senior.
The retiring State Vice-Presidents
made their individual reports to the dele-
gation and they were approved.
Frances Smith, State FFA Sweetheart
for 1962-63 gave a short talk to the con-
vention and then entertained with several
piano selections.
Some of the committee reports were
read and approved at this time.
After several announcements, the ses-
sion was adjourned with the official clos-
ing ceremony.
Members and advisers of winning
chapters in the Chapter Cooperative Con-
test were guests of the Florida Citrus Pro-
duction Credit Association, Orlando, at
the Daytona Plaza Hotel, with Al Whit-
more, General Manager, as host. Walter
Jacoby, Youth Director for the American
Institute of Cooperation, Washington,
D.C. was principal speaker.
A program was given at the Daytona
Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce
meeting at the Castaway Beach Motel,
with the Hialeah String Band furnishing
the music and Jerry Bass, State Cham-
pion Harmonica Player, playing several
selections. Larry Whittington, National
Vice-President, was the speaker.
Thursday Evening, June 13th
The seventh session of the convention
was called to order by the State Presi-
dent. He then introduced Elmo Doug-
las, second Vice-President, who presided
over the session.

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Standard and Superior Chapter Award winners in the 35th Annual State FFA Convention. Awards being presented by Victor
Butler, Past State and National FFA President from Havana.

Leon Sims, Assistant Teacher-Trainer,
University of Florida, Gainesville was in
charge of the Parliamentary Procedure
Contest. The judges were: John Mat-
tingly, Attorney, DeLand: Vince Gould,
Real Estate Broker, DeLand; Robert Hes-
ter, Executive Manager, Florida Savings
and Loan, DeLand and John Johns,
Head of Business, Stetson University,
Chapter teams and members in order
of their final placings in this contest were:
1st-Havana (Bobby Wiley, Joe John-
son, Freddy Shelfer, Bill Williams, Jim-
my Stephens and Donnie Donaldson) was
awarded $25 and a pennant from the
Florida Association, FFA and a trophy
from the Florida Farm Bureau Feder-
ation by Edward Perker, State Director,
Maitland, Florida; 2nd-Sebring (Jimmy
Willis, Harrell Griffin, Russell Kohler,
Tommy Albritton, Lynn McClung and
Leroy Pepper) $20 and 3rd-Inverness
(Fred Whitelaw, Jr., Lonnie Nichols,
George Tooke, Jr., Jack Edson, Kenneth
Lancaster, Louis Giddens) $15; Mr. Mat-
tingly announced the results.
Hoyt Northcutt, third Vice-President,
explained the State Quartet Contest and
introduced the judges: Aubrey Fowler,
F. E. Breckenridge and Ralph Lougee.
The awards of the Florida FFA Associa-
tion were presented by Ralph Lougee, to
the following: 1st-Newberry (Billy
Smith, Richard Holt, Wayne Dean, Pace
Getzen, Turon Courtney, David Kinzer)
(two were alternates)-$20 and a pen-
nant; 2nd-Greensboro (Curtis Fletcher,
Elvin Kever, Larry Pace, Clinton Hobbs,
Ronald Tolar) $15; 3rd-Reddick (Bob-
by Gibson, Ken Brown, Raymond El-
holm, Robert Yongue) $10; 4th-Dade
City (Terry Mackey, Howard Bellamy,
Tommy Dieffenworth, Billy Chapin) $5;
5th-Avon Park (Max Still, Jerry
Draughon, -Bob Edmondson, Randy
Rewis) $5; 6th-Graceville (Don Jenkins,
Royce Robbins, Paul Skeggs, Truman
Calloway) $5. Aubrey Fowler announc-
ed the results.
The Newberry State Champion Quartet
will represent Florida in the Tri-State

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

Jack Salt, Sales Manager, Jacksonville Branch of the Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company, Crawfordsville, Indiana, presenting District II Star Farmer Award to
Jerry Blair of the Jennings Chapter. Also shown, is his Agriculture Teacher, Alton
Blair and his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee Blair and David King, Vice-
President from Jasper.

Jerry Stoller, Southern Nitrogen Company, Savannah, Georgia, presenting the Star
Leadership Award to Star Farmer, Area II and State FFA President, Fred D. White-
law, from the Citrus FFA Chapter at Inverness. Also shown, is Richard Kelly, Ad-
viser; Fred's aunt, Miss Whitelaw and Dale Gavin, State Vice-President from



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Alpha Gamma Rho Breakfast-Head table, Lynwood Simmons, 1st Vice-President,
Commissioner of Agriculture, Hon. Doyle Conner, George Ruis, Past Noble Ruler,
AGR and now Agriculture Representative, First National Bank, Plant City.

1963-64 State Officers' Breakfast-sponsored by Lloyd Dubroff, Past State FFA
President, Tallahassee.

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One of the many committees that worked during the 35th Annual State FFA Con-

Gary Suhl of the Osceola Chapter at
Kissimmee was presented a Dairy Effi-
ciency Plaque from the National Dairy
Products Corporation, New York, and
a certificate and a check for $100 from
the Future Farmers of America Founda-
tion as Star State Dairy Farmer by H. B.
Gassaway, Field Representative of Seal-
test Food Plant, Tampa. District Win-
ners receiving $25 each from National
Dairy Products Corporation were: Clifton
Lyon, II of Bonifay; Louis Clay Shiver,
of the Lafayette Chapter at Mayo; Ed-
gar L. Wight, Jr., Santa Fe Chapter at
Alachua; John L. Wilson, DeLand;
George Cochran, Bartow and Jose L.
Rodriguez, Pompano Beach. Clifton Lyon,
II received a Special Dairy Efficiency
Plaque as the top district winner.
Dr. Walter Jacoby, Director of Youth
Education, American Institute of Coop-
eration, Washington, D.C. presented the
Crop Farming Award to Dalton Odon
Russell of the Paxton FFA Chapter. Dal-
ton received a certificate and a check for
$100 from the Future Farmers of America
Foundation. This was the first time that
this award has ever been presented in
Friday Morning, June 14th
The first ballot for Vice-Presidents was
cast prior to the opening of the session.
Special music was furnished by the
Greensboro Quartet-second place win-
ners in the state contest. The "Flag Day"
Ceremony was given by Frances Smith,
State FFA Sweetheart.
The Devotional was given by Reverend
Rhodes Thompson, First Christian
Church, Daytona Beach.
The meeting was called to order by the
President with the opening ceremony.
Lynwood Simmons, first Vice-President
served as presiding officer during the ses-
The Florida Bankers Association
Scholarships, $250 each were presented
by Dave Holden, Assistant Executive
Vice-President, Florida Bankers Associa-
tion, Orlando to assist boys attending the
University of Florida. They were:
James Giles, Auburndale and Jerry Mi-
chael Blair, Jennings.
Several committee reports were pre-
sented and approved.
Jerry Lawrence, Wauchula-Peace River
FFA Chapter, received the State Soil and
Water Management Award. A Certifi-
cate and $100 from the Future Farmers
of America Foundation were presented
to him by John Barnes, Hillsborough
County Soil Conservation and Mr. Art
Day of WTVT, channel 13 in Tampa.
The Sanford Junior and Senior Chap-
ters presented a very interesting demon-
stration, "Planning and Conducting The
Initiation of candidates for the Chapter
Farmer Degree. David Brengle gave his
retiring report at this time.
Victor Butler, Past State and National
FFA President, presented the superior
and standard chapter awards by areas.
Those having superior ratings (103) re-
ceived a plaque, or a button to be placed
on the plaque which they had received
in previous years.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

Increased interest was indicated this
year by the chapters in their accomplish-
ment reports.
President Brengle announced a run-off
for 3rd Vice-President between Jim Cros-
ley, Tavares and Fred Dietrich, Orlando-
Colonial and for 6th Vice-President be-
tween Jim Giles, Auburndale and Bill
Adams, Plant City Sr. Each boy was
given two minutes for a talk and the dele-
gation voted during the lunch hour.
Several committee reports were read
and approved. The meeting was ad-
journed with the closing ceremony.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the District Star
Farmers, their parents and advisers and
the office staff by the Mid-States Steel
and Wire Company, Crawfordsville, In-
diana and Jacksonville, Florida, with
Jack B. Salt as host.
A special luncheon was also held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the Presidents
and Advisers of State Chapter Contest
Winners, by the Florida Retail Federa-
tion with James Gorman, General Man-
ager, as host.
Friday, Afternoon, June 14th
The meeting was called to order with
the opening ceremony, with President
Brengle presiding.
The three winning chapters in the
State Chapter Contest were presented
their awards by James E. Gorman,
General Manager of the Florida Retail
Federation, Jacksonville, and will be en-
tered in national competition.
The state winner this year was Pax-
ton, which received $40 and a Gold

Representatives and advisers of District and State winning chapters of the Chapter
Cooperative awards-from the Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

S. F m.

Pass-The-Chicken, Pappy, contest awards being presented by Mr. Clyde Ware, Pro-
gram Director, Public Relations Department, Sears Roebuck and Company, Atlanta,
Georgia and Bill Knight, Advertising Manager, Sears Roebuck and Company,
Daytona Beach.

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Cooperative Dinner sponsored by the Citrus Production Credit
Al Whitmore, General Manager, Orlando, host.

1963 State Parliamentary Procedure Team from Havana with Edward H. Perker,
State Director Florida Farm Bureau, Maitland, Florida, making the presentation of
the State Farm Bureau Trophy.

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Plaque; second-Bartow, $25 and a Silver
Plaque; third-Quincy, $15 and a Bronze
Plaque. First place winner in each dis-
trict $25, second place winner $20, third
place winner $15 and fourth place win-
ner $10. Those who received awards by
district in order of placings were as fol-
lows: District I-Paxton, Vernon, Ma-
lone and Poplar Springs; District II-
Quincy, Havana, Mayo and Tallahassee
(Leon); District III-Alachua (Santa Fe
Sr.), Macclenny (Baker Co.), Trenton
and Starke (Bradford); District IV-In-
verness (Citrus), Ocala Sr., Reddick (N.
Marion) and Bushnell (So. Sumter);
District V-Bartow Sr., Winter Haven,
Ft. Meade and Mulberry; District VI-
Ft. Pierce, Homestead (S. Dade), Wau-
chula (Peace River) and Miami-Edison.
At this time the Honorary State Farmer
Degree was presented to Irving Roche,
Adviser of the Paxton Chapter.
David Brengle presented special award
plaques to Dr. Milton Carothers, Profes-
sor of Higher Education, Florida State
University, and to Dr. Mode L. Stone,
Dean of the School of Education, Florida
State University, Tallahassee, in appre-
ciation for their many years of coopera-
tion and service to the Future Farmers
in Florida.
On behalf of the Florida Association,
FFA, gifts were presented to State FFA
Sweetheart, Frances Smith, Mrs. Calla-
han, Autie McCallum and Helen Jones
for their assistance during the conven-
tion. H. E. Wood, State Adviser, A. R.
Cox, Executive Secretary and Bruce How-
el, retiring member of the State Advisory
Committee were given gifts as a token of
appreciation for their outstanding guid-
ance and leadership during the con-
At this time the delegation spent a few
moments in Silent Prayer in memory of
friends and loved ones who had departed
during the past year.
Chuck McIntosh, past State Vice-Pres-
ident from Turkey Creek furnished some
fine entertainment for the delegation.

Special Bandshell Program presented during the Annual FFA State Convention. Victor Butler, Past State and
President, emcee; D. A. Storms, Director.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

The 1964 convention and the resolution
committee reports were read and approv-
President Brengle introduced Honor-
able Thomas D. Bailey, State Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction, stating that
under his leadership, Florida has devel-
oped one of the finest school systems in
the nation. Superintendent Bailey made
an impressive talk to the delegation, after
which the delegation rose in his honor.
Jack B. Salt of the Mid-States Steel SOILI, W

sented the District Star State Farmer
awards as follows: Larry Ford, Malone,
Star State Farmer, $50; Fred D. White-
law, Jr., Citrus Chapter at Inverness and
David Bridges, Auburndale, Area Star
Farmers, $25; Jerry Blair, Jennings,
Clark Peat Crapps, Suwannee Chapter at
Live Oak and James Frank Veal, Pa-
hokee were the District Star Farmers
and received $10 each. Parents and ad- Jerry Lawrence, Wauchula-Peace River FFA Chapter State winner of the Soil and
visers of the Star Farmers who were Water Management Award. Pictured with him are: John A. Barnes, Hillsborough
present were introduced to the delega- County Soil Conservation Service and Art Day of WTTV, Channel 13, Tampa.
tion by the Vice-Presidents.
Special Leadership Awards from South-
ern Nitrogen Company, Savannah, Geor-
gia and Florida Nitrogen Company, Tam-
pa, of $75 each were presented to: Jerry
Blair, Clark Peat Crapps and James
Frank Veal. Receiving $100 each were:
Fred Whitelaw, Jr., and David Bridges.
The Awards were presented by Jerry -
Stoller, Southern Nitrogen Company, t
Inc., Savannah, Georgia to enable them ."
to attend the National FFA Convention
in Kansas City, Missouri in October, 1963.
Honorable Thomas D. Bailey, State .
Superintendent of Public Instruction pre-
sented a certificate, Star State Farmer
pin and check for $200 from the Future -
Farmers of America Foundation to Larry
Ford, the 1963 Star State Farmer.
Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida Times _
Union presented Larry with a beautiful
trophy from the Florida Publishing Com-
pany. At this time President Brengle
presented Larry's mother with a Special State FFA Sweetheart Luncheon sponsored by the Daytona Beach Chamber of Comn-
Certificate of Merit. His father and his merce. Floyd Kay, Manager, Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce and D. A.
adviser, J. W. Jordan, were awarded the Storms, County Coordinator, Hillsborough County, Plant City at the head table.
Honorary State Farmer Degree. Jerry
Stoller presented Jordan with a check for
$75 from the Southern Nitrogen Company
to attend the National FFA Convention
next October.
The results of the election for Vice-
Presidents were announced and the new
officers presented to the delegation. They
were: 1st-David Herndon, Lake City;
2nd-Jerry M. Blair, Jennings; 3rd-
James R. Crosley, Tavares; 4th-Marcus
D. Shackelford, Wauchula-Peace River;
5th-Larry Ford, Malone; 6th-James E.
Giles, Auburndale.
After several announcements and in-
troductions, the meeting was closed with
the official closing ceremony.
A special dinner was held in the Day-
tona Plaza Hotel for incoming and out-
going officers, past state presidents and
state award winners, sponsored by the
Wilson and Toomer Fertilizer Company, David Brengle introducing past state officers present at the convention: Richard
Jacksonville. Ed Raikes of Ft. Pierce Kelly, Inverness; David Vorpagel, Orlando-Evans; Robert Wilkerson, Paxton; Jack-
served as host. son Brownlee, Trenton; Gene Boyle, Palmetto; Chuck McIntosh, Turkey Creek;
Friday Evening, June 4th John Douthat, Wildwood; Dale Marler, Lakeland; C. M. Lawrence, Wauchula; Don-
ald Adams, Chiefland; Colen Williamson, High Springs; Victor Butler, Havana; Lloyd
The tenth and final session Af the con- Dubroff, Altha; and George Baragona, Vernon.

Florida Future Farmer for Sun mer, 1963 21


vention was called to order by the presi-
dent. The following parents were pre-
sented to the delegates and guests by the
State FFA Officers, after which President
Brengle presented each father With the
Honorary State Farmer Degree and each
mother with a Certificate of Merit: Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Register, Mr. and Mrs.
Horace L. Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. Jake C.
Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A.
Northcut and Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Brengle.
Past State Officers were introduced
and gave remarks. The 14 officers pres-
ent were: George Baragona, Vernon;
Lloyd Dubroff, Altha Chapter, Victor
Butler, Havana; Colin Williamson, High
Springs; Don Adams, Chiefland; C. M.
Lawrence, Wauchula; Dale Marler, Lake-
land; John Douthat, Wildwood; Chuck
McIntosh, Turkey Creek; Gene Boyles,
Palmetto; Jackson Brownlee, Trenton;
Robert Wilkerson, Paxton; David Vor-
pagel, Orlando Evans; Richard Kelly,
Inverness. As the group left the stage,
they were given a standing ovation in
appreciation for the fine service they have
rendered to the Florida Association.
A standing ovation was given to Allan
Alexander, Australia; Larry Whittington,
North Carolina and Norman Gay, Geor-
gia, after they gave their closing remarks.
The new officers of the Florida Asso-

Delegates voting at the 35th Annual State FFA Convention. Mrs. Katherine Odham,
Supervisor of Registration, Volusia County, furnished and supervised the operation
of the machines.

1963-64 State FFA Officers. Seated left to right are the State President, Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr., of the Citrus Chapter at Inver-
ness; 1st Vice-President, David E. Herndon, Columbia Chapter at Lake City; 2nd Vice-President, Jerry M. Blair, Jennings Chap-
ter; 3rd Vice-President, James R. Crosley, Tavares Chapter; 4th Vice-President, Marcus D. Shackelford, Wauchula-Peace
River; 5th Vice-President, Larry Ford, Malone; 6th Vice-President, James E. Giles, Auburndale. Standing are: H. E. Wood,
State Adviser, Richard Kelly, Adviser, Inverness and Alton Blair, Adviser at Jennings; Sam Carroll, Adviser, Tavares; John
Maddox, Peace River at Wauchula; J. W. Jordan, Malone; Wm. Holbrook, Adviser at Auburndale.

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State Judging, Grading and Identification Contest at the 35th Annual State FFA
Convention, Daytona Beach.

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ciation, Future Farmers of America for
1963-64 were officially installed with the
appropriate Future Farmer Ceremony
and escorted to their respective stations
by the retiring officers.
Retiring President, David Brengle,
turned the gavel over to President Fred
D. Whitelaw, who then assumed his duties
as President. President Whitelaw talked
to the delegation briefly and presented
outgoing President Brengle with a gavel
on which was 'engraved the names of the
1962-63 State Officers.
The president introduced his aunt,
Miss Dava Whitelaw, and the parents of
the new State Officers: Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Blair, Mrs. L. M. Shackelford, Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Ford, Jr., Mrs. V. E.
Giles and sister.
A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary, Flor-
ida Association, FFA, made announce-
ments concerning the Sweetheart Contest,
and introduced Lynwood Simmons, emcee
for the Sweetheart Contest. After the
contest, Marlin Register, past state Vice-
President, gave several musical numbers,
and the Ft. Meade String Band, and
Chuck McIntosh entertained while the
judges were making the decision.
James E. Gorman introduced the fol-
lowing judges for the contest: Jack Salt,
Sales Manager, Mid-States Steel & Wire
Co., Jacksonville; W. O. Whittle, State
Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee,
and Jerry Stoller, Southern Nitrogen
Company, Savannah Georgia.
Joy De Bartolo, DeLand, was selected
State Sweetheart of the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA, for 1963-64. She was crowned
by Frances Smith, 1962-63 Sweetheart
while the Newberry Quartet sang, "Let
Me Call You Sweetheart." James E.
Gorman presented her with a trophy and
a pennant for her chapter from the Flor-
ida Association, FFA. The cash awards,
sponsored by the Belk-Lindsey Stores of
Florida were: $100.00 to the State Sweet-
heart, and $20.00 to each of the other
contestants, who were Carol Yarborough,
Bethlehem; Sandra Sapp, Havana; Su
san Lewis, Williston; Judy Beckner, Tam-
pa-Chamberlain; and Patsy Crosly, Pa-
Saturday Morning, June 15th
The new State Officers, their advisers,
and the State Staff were guests at a spe-
cial breakfast held in Daytona Plaza Ho-
tel, sponsored by Lloyd Dubroff, Talla-
hassee, past State FFA President.
Victor Butler, Past State and National
president, David Brengle, State Presi-
dent 1962-63, Larry Whittington, Nation-
al Vice President from Angier, North
Carolina, and Allan Alexander from Aus-
tralia, conducted an informal program
in leadership to help the new officers off
to a good start. Lloyd Dubroff acted as
The new state officers held their first
meeting and began making plans for the
year 1963-64.

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Summer, 1963 23


Louis Gilbreath, Past President of the
Florida Cattlemen's Association with the
Feeder Steer Award winners. From sixth
place to first place are: Clyde Owens, Miss Gene Rice, Public Relations, Cotton
Chipley; Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce; Producers Association, Valdosta, Georgia,
James Lusk, Lakeland; Arky Rogers, congratulating the Pinetta FFA Chapter
Lake City; Benny Albritton, Peace River on being the State winners in the Chapter
and Leon Nobles, Marianna. Cooperative Awards.

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H. E. Wood, State Adviser, FFA making remarks at the luncheon for State Farmer
Degree Recipients and their Advisers, which was sponsored by the City of Daytona

177 Members receiving the State Farmer Degree at the 35th Annual State FFA

John Folks, Supervisor of Rural Develop-
ment, Florida Power Corporation, St. Pet-
ersburg, presenting a Rosette to the state
winning Demonstration team from the
Santa Fe, Sr. FFA Chapter at Alachua.
Members of the team were: Glenn and
Joe Busby; Adviser, Fenwick McCormick.

Larry Ford, Malone, 1963 Star State
Farmer receiving the National Future
Farmers of America Foundation Award
from Hon. Thomas D. Bailey, Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction, Tallahassee.

Receiving the Florida Citrus Mutual Pro-
duction Award; District IV--John Bass,
Ocoee, Adviser, O. E. Badger; District V
-Joe Race, Winter Haven and District
VI-and State Winner of $100 check is
Tom Selph, Ft. Pierce. Dale Carlton, Di-
rector of Grower and Contract Division,
Florida Citrus Mutual, Lakeland, pre-
sented the awards.
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1963 Florida Bankers Scholarship Award Randy Shelton, 1963 winner of the Ray-
Winners: Jerry Blair, Jennings FFA onier Forestry Scholarships, receiving Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, Florida Times
Chapter and James Giles, Auburndale congratulations from Mr. Ernest P. Davis, Union, DeLand, presenting the Florida
FFA Chapter. The Scholarships were Resident Manager, Southeast Timber Di- Publishing Trophy to the 1963 Star State
presented by Dave Holden, Assistant vision, Rayonier, Inc., Fernandina Beach. Farmer, Larry Ford, Malone Chapter.
Vice-President, Orlando.

J. E. Gorman, General Manager, Florida
Retail Federation, Jacksonville, present-
ing the Florida Federation Awards to the Norman Gay, President of the Georgia Association, FFA, presenting the State Srap-
Top Chapters in the state. Pictured is the book pennant to Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce. Other winners in the Scrapbook
President of the Paxton FFA Chapter, Contest were: Dist. I-Vernon; Dist. III-Santa Fe (Alachua); Dist. IV-Citrus
the First place winner. Second place win- Chapter at Inverness; Dist. V-Winter Haven.
ner, Bartow; third, Quincy.


David King, Vice-President from Jasper introducing the 1963 American Farmer Can-
didates and their Advisers. They are, from left to right: Joe Franklin Walker, Ta-
vares; Rodney Hammons, Alternate, Winter Haven; Charles Olive, Malone; Dale
Marler, Lakeland; John McCarty, Jr., Ft. Pierce; Leroy Gills, Ponce de Leon; 0. K.
Alexander, Brandon. Others in the picture are their advisers. From left to right
Demonstration, "Your FFA Jacket is standing are: Samuel Carroll; L. Warren Howell; J. W. Jordan; Richard L. Gavin;
Showing," presented by the Winter Haven John Wetmore; W. O. Manning and N. L. Storms. Other Candidates not pictured
and Winter Haven-Denison FFA Chap- are: Charles Jenkins, Kathleen; Don Nicholson, Quincy; James Earl Ross, Live Oak
ters, and Elmer Lamar Smith, Walnut Hill.

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State Officer
(Continued from page 12)
tee. He was the outstanding 'exhibitor at
the State FFA Swine Show and won the
F. R. M. Award-a trip to the National
Larry was Parliamentarian of the Senior
Class and served on the Board of Direc-
tors of the Pork Producers of West Flor-
ida. He is a member of the Beta Club,
Treasurer of the Science Club, member
of the Duroc, Landrace and Hampshire
Swine Associations, member of the Ala-
bama Duroc-Breeders and Southeastern
Duroc-Breeders Association. Larry also
played on the basketball and baseball

6th Vice President
JAMES E. GILES, Sixth Vice-President,
representing District V, is a member of
the Auburndale FFA Chapter. He is
the 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil
Emmett Giles, and is a recent graduate
of the Auburndale High School.
His supervised farming program con-
sisted of 100% ownership in 4 citrus
nursery seed beds and 25% in 500 citrus
grove caretaking. Improvement projects
were building and rearranging fences,
constructing building, repairing farm
buildings and improving milk supply.
James' leadership activities included
president of the Polk County FFA Fed-
eration, vice president of his chapter, par-
ticipation in various judging contests,
public speaking and harmonica contests.
He is planning to attend the University
of Florida in September.

Notes of Local Chapters
DEDICATION OF the Polk County Voca-
tional Agriculture Cooperative 197-acre
pasture tract, South of Bartow on land
provided free by International Minerals
and Chemical Corporation, was held at
3:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 4th with
state and local dignitaries participating.
The Bartow Junior and Senior High FFA
Chapters were hosts for the program,
which included farm mechanics demon-
strations, brief dedicatory speeches and
the Chapters' chicken supper. H. E.
Wood, State FFA Adviser; Shelley S.
Boone, Polk County School Superintend-
ent; Floyd B. Bowen, General Manager
of IMC's phosphate operations and J. K.
Privett, County Coordinator for Vocation-
al Agriculture, were on the dedicatory
Demonstrations included fence-stretch-
ing by the Langdale Company of Valdosta
and safe tractor driving by the Florida
Farm Bureau. Exhibits consisted of farm
equipment, pasture grass seeds, fertilizers
and agricultural literature. Objectives of
the projects are to teach proper land use,
including management of grazing land,
financing and accounting procedures for
agricultural activities, farm mechanics
and business agreements and contracts.
Much of the land is already cleared and

planted to improved pasture grasses. Vo-
cational Agriculture students as indivi-
duals, or as FFA Chapters will rent tracts
for grazing their stock and would par-
ticipate in the maintenance of the pas-

WINNERS IN the Area III Public Speak-
ing Contest of the Florida Association of
Soil and Water Conservation District Su-
pervisors were David Herndon, Lake City
FFA Chapter, first place; Gene Box, Live
Oak FFA Chapter, second; and James
Harper, Chiefland FFA Chapter, third.
Contestants spoke on the subject, "De-
velopment of Resources Through Small
Watersheds." David will compete in the
State Contest in Jacksonville August 15-
16 and Gene will be an alternate.

JAMES STACEY QUINCEY, a former state
and national Vice President of the Future
Farmers of America, has resigned his
position as a part-time Assistant to Con-
gressman Bill Matthews in his Gaines-
ville office to accept a position with the
firm of Clayton, Arnow, Duncan and
Johnston, Gainesville attorneys. James
graduated from the College of Law at
the University of Florida on May 4, 1963,
with honors, being first in his class
scholastically. He was recently elected for
the Who's Who among students in col-
leges and universities of America and for
the Hall of Fame at the University of
Florida. He served as President of the
Junior Class and President of Florida
Blue Key.

CLIFTON LYON II, Bonifay FFA member,
was selected as the State winner in
the National Junior Champion Contest
sponsored by the Holstein-Friesian Asso-
ciation of America. Clifton's application

1963 State Champion Quartet from New-
berry receiving a Pennant from Mr.
Ralph Lougee, retired, Daytona Beach.
Also pictured at the center back is their
Adviser, Mr. Bobby Taylor.

Dr. Walter R. Williams, Jr., Director, Vo-
cational, Technical and Adult Education,
Tallahassee, speaking at the Delegate
and Adviser's Luncheon at the 35th An-
nual State FFA Convention.

State Champion String Band, Ft. Meade FFA Chapter: Carl Newsome; Dale Boat-
wright; Lloyd Moseley; Butch Smith; Charles Moseley; and Jimmy Whittington.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1963

was submitted for national competition,
and, while he was not the national win-
ner, he received a letter of congratulations
for his outstanding achievements as a
young dairy farmer.

THE FIRST National Bank of Leesburg
was host recently to a group of youth
leaders from the F.F.A. Chapter of the
Bushnell (South Sumter), Wildwood,
Lake Weir and Leesburg High Schools at
a dinner meeting held in the Trade Winds
Cafeteria in Leesburg. Among those in at-
tendance were leaders in agricultural edu-
cation, forestry and soil and water con-

THE OCALA FFA Chapter voted to set up
a Scholarship fund for a deserving Fu-
ture Farmer student, during the meeting
of their annual Parent and Son Banquet,
held recently. Mayor R. C. Cumming
donated $25 to start the ball rolling.

P. T. DICKS, FFA Adviser at the Chief-
land High School, was named Levy's
Conservation Teacher of the Year. He
was presented a certificate of merit at
the Soil Conservation Day Program,
April 11th, in Bronson. Elliott White-
hurst, a former FFA member, is chairman
of the Levy Soil Conservation District.
Accomplishments credited to Mr. Dicks
are the planting of wind breaks in Levy
County and the fact that students under
his training have consistently excelled in
the Levy Soil Conservation Speaking
Contest. Two have gone to the state finals
with one state winner. In the past three
years, Mr. Dicks has trained Land Judg-
ing Teams who have placed first in the
FFA Division of the District.

HENRY EDGAR JOWERS was presented a
Florida Bankers Association Scholarship
in the amount of $250.00 at the DeFuniak
Springs FFA Chapter Banquet. He is
now attending the University of Florida,
and is a Junior in the College of Agri-

DURING THE past year, the members of
the Gainesville-Howard Bishop Junior
FFA Chapter installed three hundred feet
of plastic pipe for the start of an irriga-
tion system on their laboratory plot.
They are also installing a water system
to water about twenty-five large Cajellia
bushes, which beautify the front of the
school grounds.

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Boys Span Half-Continent

To Be At Brother's Funeral

Jim Busby, freshman at the University
of Florida and son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Busby was killed in an automobile
accident north of Gainesville in April.
He was an outstanding member of the
Santa Fe FFA Chapter at Alachua.
Jim recorded the highest score ever
made at Santa Fe on the Senior Place-
ment Test. He received the State Farmer
Degree and had won many scholarships
to use to pay his way through college.
That Jim left a record of excellence
and participation which his family and
community are maintaining with gallant
determination is illustrated in the news
story reprinted here.
Gainesville Sun Area Editor
"The show must go on" is a time-
honored tradition of show people.
Young Joe and Glen Busby are not
"show people." They are members of
the state champion land judging team of
the Santa Fe High School FFA Chapter
which took part in the national com-
petition in Oklahoma City.
After making the long drive out to
Oklahoma City, then flying back to
Gainesville for the funeral of their older
brother, James, the Busby boys-after
another plane flight-rejoined the team
yesterday, so that "the show" can go on
and Florida will be represented in the
national land judging event.
The Busby boys, along with their ad-
visor, Kenneth Lee, and other team mem-
bers, Donald Boggs and Lowell Parrish,
left this past Saturday for Oklahoma
City. On arrival in Oklahoma City, Joe
and Glen received the tragic news that

their brother, James, a former outstand-
ing FFAer and student at Santa Fe, had
been fatally injured in an automobile
accident Saturday night.
The team, out of funds it had won for
the Oklahoma City trip, advanced the
fare for Joe and Glen's flight back to
Gainesville for James' funeral, which was
According to F. D. McCormick, vo-ag
teacher at Santa Fe, Joe and Glen and
their father, Joe N. Busby, agreed that
the boys should return to Oklahoma
City, so that the land judging team would
not be crippled.
With a goal of $300, the people of the
Santa Fe High School community set out
to raise funds for the return flight.
Santa Fe Principal L. B. Lindsey said
$340 was raised Tuesday afternoon. Then
yesterday morning, Lindsey said, a bus
driver from the community in which the
Busby family lives brought in another
$160 which had been donated by the
people there.
This made a total of $500, Lindsey said,
enough for the return plane fare to
Oklahoma City and for reimbursement of
funds the team had spent for the Olka-
homa City to Gainesville flight.
Ag teacher McCormick yesterday
voiced his appreciation of the "fine
community spirit" which enabled the
Busby boys to return to Oklahoma City.
Regardless of their showing in com-
petition with FFA land judging teams
from all over the nation-the Busby boys
and their fellow team members already
are big first-place winners among the
people of their community.

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sell $1.00 item. Chapter Advisers
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Priscilla Gautier, State F.H.A. President
from New Smyrna Beach bringing greet-
ings to the Future Farmers from the FHA
M MilioI h~ I IW

Dr. Milton Carothers, Professor Higher
Education, Florida State University, Tal- Dr. Mode L. Stone, Dean of School of
lahassee, Florida, receiving a Special Education, Florida State University, b'e-
Award Plaque from David Brengle, State ing presented a Special Award Plaque by
FFA President. David Brengle, State FFA President.

Carole Sarkision, National F.H.A. Vice-
President of Projects, Fresno, California,
addressing the Delegates at the 35th An-
nual State FFA Convention.

Jerry Bass, Madison, State Champion
Harmonica winner, receiving a pennant
from Mr. Forest Breckenridge, Executive
Manager of the DeLand Chamber of
Commerce, one of the judges in the Har-
monica Contest.

H. E. Wood, State Adviser, FFA present-
ing one of the J. F. Williams Memorial
Scholarships to Terry Lee Kipp, Or-
lando-Boone and Carroll McElroy, Chief-

Frasure Hull, Director and Publisher of
the Florida Field Report, presenting the
Florida Field Report Award to Gene
Casteel of Winter Haven.

Larry Whittington, National Vice-Presi-
dent, Angier, North Carolina, addressing
the delegates and guests at the 3., a An-
nual Sate FFA Convention.


Past State Presidents, Incoming and Out-
going Officers and other Award Winners
Dinner, sponsored by Wilson and Toomer
Fertilizer Company, Jacksonville. Pic-
tured at the Head Table are, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Raikes with Wilson and Toomer
Fertilizer Company, and Fred D. White-
law, Jr., 1963-64 FFA President.

State Dairy Farming Foundation Award
of $100 and Efficient Production award to
Gary Suhl, Kissimmee. His adviser is
William E. Perry. Top district Dairy
Farming award went to Clifton Lyon II,

Dr. Walter Jacoby, Director of Youth
Education, American Institute of Cooper-
ation, Washington, D.C., making the pre-
sentation of the Crop Farming Award in
behalf of the National Future Farmers of
America Foundation, to Dalton Odon
Russell of the Paxton FFA Chapter.

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