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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
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FALL, 1963

National FFA Convention
Oct. 9-11, Kansas City, Mo.

FFA Goodwill Tour

Ten Floridians Win
American Farmer Degree


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FFA Calendar of Events

(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)

Event and Type* Place and Date

Production and Marketing Vegetable Entries Area Supervisor ... 1
FFA Poultry Production Program Report. Area Supervisor 1
Suwannee River Youth Fair (0)............ Fannin springs 18-19
Quarter Horse Show and Cutting............ Jacksonville 12-13
Fire Prevention Week (N) ................. Local Chapters 6-12
Harvest Fair ................... ........... Crestview ....... 8-12
Jr. Livestock and Poultry Show (A) ........ Ocala 9-10
National FFA Convention (N) ............ Kansas City, Mo. 8-11
Lafayette County Youth Show .............. Mayo . .... .. 12
Inter-State Fair ............. Pensacola ..... 14-20
Columbia County Fair () .................. Lake City ...15-19
Florida Cattlemen's Association ........... Orlando ......... 16-18
Northeast Florida Fair (S) ............... Callahan ... .... 16-19
Holmes County Fair ....................... Bonifay ...... 14-19
Fla. Council of Cooperatives Meeting. ...... .Tampa ........ 21-22
Jackson County Fair ...................... Marianna 21-26
Suwannee County Fair ................... Live Oak .. 21-26
Volusia County Fair ...................... DeLand 22-26
Bradford County Fair ..................... Starke . 30-Nov. 2
Greater Jacksonville Fair ................ Jacksonville 23-Nov. 2
St. Johns Cracker Day ................... St. Augustine .. .. .19
Liberty County Fair and Youth Show ...... Bristol .. ... 26
Bay County Fair ......................... Panama City 28-Nov. 2
Levy County Fair ....................... Williston ... 29-Nov. 2
North Florida Fair (S) ................... Tallahassee 29-Nov. 2
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S) .... Area Supervisor .. 31
Membership Dues (S) ................... State Adviser 31

Deadline-Improving Agriculture &
Leadership Applic. (S) ................ State Adviser .... 1
WCF Experiment Station Bull Sale ........ Brooksville ........ 1
W CF Field Day .......................... Brooksville ........ 1
Flagler Cracker Day ...................... Bunnell ........... 2
Seminole County Fair ................... Sanford .... 4-9
Putnam County Fair ................ Palatka 4-10
Sumter's All Florida Breeder's Show (S) .. Bevilles Corner .. 5-9
Hillsborough County Jr. Ag. Fair .......... Brandon ...... .. 7-9
Quarter Horse Show ...................... Palatka ... .. 8-9
Walton County Fair ................. DeFuniak Sprgs. 7-9
Fla. Farm Bureau Meeting ................ Panama City .. 10-12
Hardee County Fair .... ..... ........ Wauchula ..... 11-16
Fla. Hereford Ass'n Bull Sale ............. Ocala ...... 13
Hernando County Fair .................... .Brooksville .... .12-16
Deadline-Entries Sears Livestock Im-
provement Program (Beef Cattle) (S) Area Supervisor 15
Hernando Quarter Horse Show ............ Brooksville 15-16

Naval Stores Forestry Program
(Final Report) (S) ................... State Adviser .. 1
Deadline-Entries Mech. Fla. Agri.
Awards (S) ............................ Area Supervisor 1
N.J.V.G.A. Convention (N) .............. Pittsburgh, Penn 8-12
Raynaugua Farm Dispersal .............. Pensacola .......... 11

Fla. Santa Gertrudis Sale ................. Ocala .......... .. 11
Highlands County Fair ................... Sebring ....... 13-18
Manatee County Fair ..................... Palmetto Jan. 27-Feb. 1
Ocala Bull Sale .................... ..... Ocala .......... .. 21
DeSoto County Fair ...................... Arcadia ..... .. 14-18
Pasco County Fair ........................ Dade City ..... .14-18
Dade County Youth Show ................ Miami ........ 15-19
South Fla. Fair & Exposition ............ .West Palm B. 24-Feb. 1
Southwest Fla. Fair ...................... Ft. Myers .27-Feb. 1
Southeastern Fat Stock Show & Sale ...... Ocala Jan. 31-Feb. 9

Deadline-State Farmer Degree
Application (S) ......................... Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-American Farmer Degree
Application (S) ......................... Area Supervisor . 1
Fla. Hereford Spring Sale ................ Ocala ............. 5
Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S). Tampa ....... .4-15
Monroe County Fair ....... .............. Key West .28-Mar. 7
Eastern Charolais-Charbray Sale .......... Ocala ............8
F.F.A. Day-Florida State Fair (S) ........ Tampa .............8

Event and Type*

Place and Date

Florida State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S) Tampa ......... 10-15
Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show ....... Kissmmee 19-21
Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Show Fannin Springs 20-21
North Florida Livestock Show and Sale .... Madison ........ 24-25
Pinellas County Fair and Horse Show .....Largo ... ....21-29
C mntral Florida Fair ................. ... Orlando ... 24-29
Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show, Inc. Clewiston ...... 25-29

MARCH, 1964

Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S). Area Supervisor .... 1
Deadline-Farm Electrification Award
Application (S) ................. ....... Area Supervisor . 1
Hillsborough County Fair ................. Plant City ....... 2-7
Citrus County Fair ....................... Inverness ........ 3-7
Polk County Youth Fair .................. Bartow ......... 5-7
Florida Citrus Exposition (S) .............. Winter Haven 7-14
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A) ........ Gainesville .. 12-14
Lake County Fair and Flower Show ........ Eustis ......... 16-21
Martin County Fair ................... ..Stuart ..... 9-14
FFA Livestock Show and Sale (A) .......Live Oak ..........
Deadline-Soil & Water Management
Award App. (S) .................. ..... Area Supervisor .. 15
Deadline-Field Crops Award App. (S) ..... Area Supervisor ... 15
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award
App. (S) .. ........................... Area Supervisor ... 15
Better Dairy Pasture Essay ............... Area Supervisor 15
Sarasota County Fair ................ .Sarasota ........ 16-21

APRIL, 1964

Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S) Area Supervisor .. 1
Copies Public Speaking (S-D) .............. Chairman ......... 1
State Land Judging ..................... M arianna ......... 3-4
West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale .... Quincy .......... 7-9
Sub-District Contests (S-D) ............... Chairman ..... 17-18
Deadline-National Band (N) ............ State Adviser ...... 15
Copies Public Speaking (D) .............. Chairman ......... 21

MAY, 1964

Naval Stores Forestry Program Entry (S) State Adviser ....... 1
Deadline-Entries Chapter Forest
Contest (S) ............................ Area Supervisor .. 1
Deadline-Farm Safety Award App. (S) .... Area Supervisor .... 1
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest Entries (S) Area Supervisor .. 1
Deadline-Chapter Accomplishment
Report (S) ................ Area Supervisor .... 1
Chapter Coop. Leadership Scrapbooks
with Chap. Accomp. Report ............. Area Supervisor 1
District Contests (0) ..................... Chairman 1-2
Copies Public Speaking (A) .............. Area Supervisor ... 6
Area Contests (A) ........................ Chairman .........
Copies Public Speaking (S) ............... Chairman ......
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S) ...... Area Supervisor .. 15
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S) ...
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C) Area Supervisor ... 31

JUNE, 1964
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) ............ State Convention ...9
Special Delegates & Advisers Luncheon (S) State Convention .. 9
Judging, Grading, Identification &
Demonstration Contests (S) ... State Convention 9
State FFA Convention (S) (Tentative) ........................ 9-12
Annual Fish Fry (S) .............................. ........ 10
Bandshell Program (S) ................. ...... ... ....... 10
Judging Entries Chapter Forestry
Contest (S) ............................ State Adviser .. 15-19

JULY, 1964
State Forestry Camp, Dists. I, V, VI (S) Camp O'Leno 12-17
Vocational Agriculture Teachers
Conference (S) ...................................... 13-17
Tri-State Contests (Public Speaking &
Quartet) Florida ........ 15
State Forestry Camp, Dists. II, III, IV (S) Camp O'Leno 19-24
State Officers Goodwill Tour .......................... 26-Aug. 1

AUGUST, 1964
Leadership Training Camp Miniwanca ...... Shelby, Mich. 10-23

* (N)-National, (C)-County, (A)-Area, (S)-State, (O)-Open, (SD)-Sub-District, (TS)-Tri-State

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963

By Way of Editorial Comment:

In Remembi

I HAD NEVER been introduced to David A resolution recognizing the
Kyle Brengle personally, but came to
know him from his pictures in the Flor- achievements and contribu-
ida Future Farmer. Helping to put to- tions of David Kyle Brengle
gether each issue of the Florida Future
Farmer magazine here at Cody's of Kis- to the youth of the State of
simmee, I have come to know many of .
the fine boys that make up the Florida Florida.
Association of Future Farmers of Amer-
ica. But there was some ingredient that WHEREAS, David Kyle Brengle has
David had that seemed to shine through made a superior record as President of
even in his pictures. A quietness of Florida Association, Future Farmers of
manner, but a strongness, too, that is America and has set an example of ex-
necessary to make a boy a leader among cellent leadership and steadfast integ-
boys and men, too. For David was a rity, not only for the members of that
leader and shall long remain so, even organization, but for the entire youth
though he is not with us now. population of this state, and
His guidance and participation has WHEREAS, he participated in an
touched the lives of many Future Farm- outstanding way in school and commun-
ers in Florida and because of this they ity activities including service in the
will benefit. It is, therefore, fitting that National Junior Vegetable Growers As-
the resolution below recognizing the un- sociation as National Secretary, National
selfishness of David Brengle during his Vice President and National President;
lifetime be made known. as State Parliamentarian, Future Teach-
Patricia Chiri ers of America, as Parliamentarian, Na-
Editorial Assistant tional Junior Honor Society; as a par-

The Cover The boy on the cover will be long remembered by Future
Farmers everywhere as David Brengle, of Winter Haven, Florida, immediate past
president of the Florida State Association FFA, and president of the National Junior
Vegetable Growers Association, who with his mother, Mrs. R. T. Brengle, and younger
brother, Richard, was killed in a two-car head-on collision in McClure, Illinois, Sat-
urday morning, August 3d.
David was completing a month's tour of the National Junior Vegetable Growers
Association and was helping to plan the National convention in December. They
were enroute to Lincoln, Nebraska where he was to speak before the American Insti-
tute of Cooperation.
David was elected president of the FFA in 1962 and had traveled throughout
Florida and the country in this capacity. He was a Polk County delegate to the
National Convention and was on the state champion vegetable demonstration team.
He made the highest test score in the FFA Forestry camp. He had been president
of the Polk County Federation and had won the Star Chapter Farmer Award. David
was also delegate to the Florida Boys State and youth representative at the Governor's
Prayer Breakfast.
He was a devoted worker for improving the FFA program and his quiet and
effective leadership contributed much to the community and the state. He will be
greatly missed by all of us.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XXIV, No. 4
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: 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

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.

ance of David

ticipant in the 4-H exchange program,
as a representative of Florida at the
Southern Safety Conference in March,
1963 in Jackson, Mississippi; as a dele-
gate to Boys' State, as Vice President,
Hi-Y Service Club; as Secretary Junior
Class; as member, Student Council; as
Parliamentarian, Inter-Club Council, as
City Clerk, Student Government Day
and as a member of the Cross County
Track Team, and
WHEREAS, he served capably as Vice
Chairman of this body and responsibly
accepted the duties entrusted to him in
that capacity and those as Chairman of
the Publicity Committee,
SOLVED that the Governor's Youth
Advisory Council of Florida publicly
recognize the life of David Kyle Brengle
as one of unselfish service dedicated to
the future and welfare of Florida's
in recognition of his accomplishments
and achievements that this resolution be
spread upon the minutes of this meeting
and that a copy hereof be forwarded to
the father of David Kyle Brengle.




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Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963 3

36th Annual Convention In Kansas City

Begins October 8th With Registration

THE 36TH Annual F.F.A. Convention in
Kansas City, Missouri will begin with the
registration, October 8. Approximately
200 members and friends from Florida
have indicated that they expect to be pres-
ent to see and meet other Future Farmers
from fifty states and Puerto Rico attend-
ing the National Convention.
Official delegates from Florida will be
Fred Whitelaw, Jr., State President from
Inverness, and David Herndon, 1st Vice-
President, Lake City Chapter. The other
five State FFA Vice-Presidents have been
designated as alternates. The two dele-
gates from each Association form the
Convention's voting body. One Florida
Future Farmer will participate in the
FFA's "Mail Order" National Band.
Ten of Florida's farm boys will receive
the American Farmer Degree, highest de-
gree of achievement offered by the FFA.
Only one member in each 1,000 may re-
ceive the degree. It is given for out-
standing achievement in farming and ru-
ral leadership. Each American Farmer
receives a gold key, certificate, and a
$125 check from the National FFA
Foundation. The American Farmer
Candidates from Florida are Oliver K.
Alexander, Brandon; Murdock Leroy
Gillis, Ponce de Leon; Charles R. Jenkins,
Kathleen; John McCarty, Jr., Ft. Pierce;
Dale Marler, Lakeland; Don Nicholson,
Quincy; Charles Olive, Malone; James
Earl Ross, Williams Chapter at Live Oak;
Elmer Lamar Smith, Walnut Hill and
Joe Franklin Walter, Tavares.
Three Florida FFA Chapters have en-
tries in the National Chapter Awards
Program and will have representatives in
Kansas City to hear the results of their ef-
forts and receive their awards. The
Chapters are Paxton, Bartow, and
Larry Ford, Malone, 1963 Star State
Farmer and winner of the Mid-States
Steel Award, will carry the State Flag in
the ceremony on Thursday night, featur-
ing presentations of the 1963 Star Farmer
of America Awards. His Adviser, J. W.
Jordan, will be attending, since he re-
ceived the Southern Nitrogen Company
and Florida Nitrogen Company Award
for Larry being the Star Farmer of
Florida. The other two Area Star Farm-
ers, Fred Whitelaw, Jr. and David
Bridges, Auburndale; and the three Dis-
trict Star Farmers, Jerry Blair, Jennings;
Claude Peat Crapps, Suwannee Chapter
at Live Oak; and James Frank Veal at
Pahokee, will also be in attendance as
winners of the Southern Nitrogen and
Florida Nitrogen Leadership Awards for
Harry Lyon, Bonifay, 1963 Star Green
Hand Farmer along with his Adviser,
D. E. Treadwell, and the six District Star
Green Hands: Tommy Cook, Vernon;
David Touchton, Havana; Lanny Bishop,
Newberry; John Hooker, Reddick; Steph-
en Wright, Mulberry; and Glenn Byrd,
Hialeah, also will be in attendance

through the sponsorship of Doyle E.
Conner, Commissioner of State Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
Randy Shelton of the Blountstown
Chapter and his Adviser, Lamar Jones,
winner of the State Forestry Contest
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line Rail-
road Company, will be attending the Con-
vention, through the arrangements of
R. N. Hoskins, General Forestry Agent,
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company.
Randy, also the state winner of the Ray-
onier Scholarship, will tour the Rayonier
Mill and be the guest, at dinner of the
company in Fernandina Beach, October
4. He will then leave for Richmond,
where he will join R. N. Hoskins and
other state winners from the Southeast
on a tour including Washington, Pitts-
burgh, and Chicago, before going to Kan-
sas City.
David Crews, Lake Butler, winner of
the 5th State Naval Stores Award, spon-
sored by the Naval Stores Industry, will
attend the National Convention, along
with his adviser, E. P. Long, Jr.
Ronald Jones, President of the Bald-
win Chapter, along with Adviser R. E.
Jones and some members of the Chapter

will be attending as State Winner of the
Chapter Forestry Contest sponsored by
the St. Regis Paper Company.
The Santa Fe Senior FFA Chapter
Livestock Judging Team at Alachua, com-
posed of Johnny Emerson, Russell Tay-
lor, Kenneth Young and Carlton De-
Loach, Jr., with their Adviser, Kenneth
Lee will represent Florida in the Nation-
al Livestock Judging Contest. Also, a
Poultry Judging Team from this same
chapter composed of Bill Shaw, Glen
Busby, Charles Davis and Lowell Parrish,
will represent Florida through the spon-
sorship of the State Department of Agri-
culture in national competition.
Jerry Bair, of the Jennings Chapter,
will be attending the convention as the
3rd winner of the Annual Flint River
Mills Award as being the best Swine Ex-
hibitor in the North Florida Fair last Oc-
The Palatka FFA Meats Judging Team
composed of Richard Rich, Layton
Faulkner, Larry Icenhour and Paul
Usina with their Adviser, James Ward,
will represent the Florida Association in
national competition.
Appearing on the National Convention

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963

Call For National Convention
power vested in me as National President of the Future Farmers of America,
I am issuing a call for all State Associations to send delegates to the National
Convention, which will be held in the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City,
Missouri, October 9-11, 1963.
All chartered State Associations in good standing with the national
organization are expected to send two official delegates and two alternates
from the active membership. It is urged that official delegates arrive in
Kansas City in time for the 10:30 a.m. delegate registration and for the
Officer-Delegate Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, October 8. Convention
committees will be announced and will meet immediately following the
luncheon. State Associations should also have in attendance at the conven-
tion those candidates recommended for the American Farmer Degree, candi-
dates for national office, those members who are to receive awards, and
others who have official business at the convention.
Any local chapter of the FFA is entitled to have a maximum of six,
or 10% of the total membership, whichever is the greater of carefully selected
members to attend the convention, provided they come to Kansas City with
properly completed official registration cards bearing the signatures of the
chapter advisor, school principal or superintendent, parent, and State Ad-
visor. This number does not include national or regional award winners,
members on official status, such as band, judging teams, Courtesy Corps,
ushers or special program participants.
This year your convention has been planned to include a Vespers Pro-
gram on Tuesday night for those who arrive early, and also to embrace a
matinee performance of the American Royal Live Stock and Horse Show.
The convention sessions have been designed to recognize outstanding achieve-
ments, execute business, demonstrate and promote leadership training, elect
new officers for next year, and to serve as an inspirational and informative
experience to all in attendance.
The Thirty-Sixth Annual National Convention will be the highlight of
our FFA year. I, therefore, urge all Future Farmers who will attend the
convention to be present at all sessions from Wednesday morning, October 9,
through Friday evening, October 11.
Kenny McMillan
National President

program as official organist will be Chuck
McIntosh, Turkey Creek Chapter. Also
featured on the Talent Program is the
Ft. Meade String Band. Members of the
band are: Jimmy Whittington, Butch
Smith, Rocky Watson and Jimmy Wat-
Attending the convention as winners of
special awards from the State Depart-
ment of Agriculture are Leon Nobles,
Marianna; Fred Dietrich, III, Colonial
Chapter, Orlando; and Melvin Jameson,
Serving as members of the National
Convention Stage Crew, working with the
National Officers, will be Jerry M. Blair,
James R. Crosley, Marcus Shackelford,
Larry Ford, James E. Giles, Harry Lyon,
Brad Culverhouse, R. B. O'Berry, and
Lamar Jones.
Leon Nobles, Marianna, State winner
of the Feeder-Steer Award will attend
the Convention.
On the National Courtesy Corp will
be Larry Ford, Malone; Clifton Lyon,
Bonifay; Lanny Bishop, Newberry; Ron-
ald Jones, Baldwin; R. E. Jones, Baldwin
and R. B. O'Berry, Bartow.
Friends of the Future Farmers who
are planning on attending the Convention
will be Lyle G. Van Bussem, Farm Edi-
tor, Tampa Tribune; Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Brunson, Principal of Malone High
School; Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Butler, Ha-
vana; Superintendent and Mrs. Everett
Williamson, Live Oak; George Johnson,
Assistant Principal of Lakeland High
School; and Don Yoho, Principal of Bran-
don-Mann Jr. High School.
Also, for the first time, State and Dis-
trict winners of Farm Mechanics Award
will be attending the Convention, spon-
sored by the Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany. They are Charles Davis and his
Adviser, Kenneth Lee of Alachua; Lar-
ry Ford, Malone; Jerry Fletcher, Mayo;
James A. Deas, Gainesville; Clifton Mc-
Calanahan, Bushnell; Richard Harold
Gibbs, Bartow; and Thomas Selph, Ft.
Also, for the first time, the state and
district Farm Electrification Winners will
be attending the convention. They are
sponsored by the Gulf Power Company,
Pensacola; Tampa Electric Company;
Florida Power Corporation, St. Peters-
burg; and Florida Power and Light Com-
pany, Miami. As state winner, James
Ellis and his Adviser, O. R. Farish, will
be attending, along with two area Ad-
visers, E. E. Badger, Ocoee; and R. E.
O'Berry, Bartow. The district winners
are William Worley, Paxton; Mike Har-
rison, Leon Chapter, Tallahassee; Eli
Beasly, Bronson; Ed Harrison, Ocoee;
Larry Goehagan, Bartow; and Tommy
Selph, Ft. Pierce.
Selected as one of the twenty-five
teachers in the nation to receive the Hon-
orary American Degree is P. T. Dicks,

Attend Your
Chapter Meetings

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963 5

September 4, 1963
The Officers and Advisers
Florida Association Future Farmers of America
Tallahassee, Florida
We have made an examination of the general books of account of the Florida Associa-
tion, Future Farmers of America, as at June 30, 1963, and present our report in the form
of four exhibits as follows:
EXHIBIT A-Balance Sheet
EXHIBIT B-Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements
EXHXIBIT C-Statement of Fund Balances
EXHIBIT D-Statement of Unappropriated Surplus
In connection with our examination we have confirmed cash in banks directly with de-
ositories. We have traced the receipts as shown by the records to the depositories and
ave verified the disbursements as shown by the records and cancelled checks drawn on
the depositories. Physical examination was not made of the U.S. Savings Bond itself, which
is held in bank deposit box. Accounts receivable are reported as shown by the records and
direct confirmation was not made of these since they are not material in amount.
In our opinion, subject to the foregoing comments, the accompanying Balance Sheet
and related Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements presents fairly the financial
position of the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America at June 30, 1963 and the
result of its operations for the year then ended, in conformity with generally accepted
accounting principles.
Respectfully submitted,
Certified Public Accountants


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Green Hand and Star Chapter award
winner, and participated in many chapter
cooperative activities.
He was the State winner of the Soil
and Water Management Award and ac-
claimed as the Junior Conservationist of
the year in 1960.
His Supervised Farming Program in-
cludes: 33 acres of corn, 6 beef cows, 10
steers, 5 sows, 2 acres of sweet potatoes.
On 50% partnership he has 6 acres of
peanuts and 10 acres of cotton.
He is attending the University and
plans to return to full-time farming after

Charles R. Jenkins
CHARLES R. JENKINS, 20, member of the
Kathleen Senior FFA Chapter, is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie E. Jenkins.
Charles' Supervised Farming Program
consists of 3 beef cows, 41 head of steers,
10 acres of bearing citrus, 2 acres of oats,
3 head of horses and 35 acres of improved
He has been a consistent winner in
showing steers and his beef cows. In
1962 he exhibited the Grand Champion
Steer and then in 1961 and 1962, Grand
Champion Beef Cow (FFA Division) at
the Florida State Fair in Tampa. The
carcasses from his steers have always
been very good, winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd
in the classes.
Charles has been active in his chapter
work, and a delegate to the State Con-
During school he was a member of the
Demolays, American Hereford Associa-
tion, and American Angus Association.
Since attending college he joined the
Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Block

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963

O. K. Alexander
O. K. ALEXANDER, member of the Brandon
Chapter, and a graduate of the Bran-
don High School, is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. James H. Alexander, Sr.
His principal FFA projects through-
out high school were fattening steers for
show and sale and pure bred cattle. He
now has twelve head, valued at over
His leadership activities consisted of
serving as a delegate to the State Con-
vention; as President, Vice-President and
Sentinel of his Chapter; member of
Parliamentary Procedure and Judging
Teams; participated in banquets and
served as chairman of many committees.
0. K. has won many awards in shows
and fairs with his cattle. Also, in school
he was a member of the Future Engineers
of America and Future Teachers of
America Clubs. He is a member of the
American Angus Association and the
Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

Murdock Leroy Gillis
and Mrs. Ray Gillis, has managed to ex-
pand his farming program to the full
capacity of the available acreage at home.
He is negotiating for the purchase of
260 additional acres adjacent to the home
farm. He is also buying a new tractor
and equipment.
He graduated from the Ponce de Leon
High School. While there, he was an
outstanding student in school activities
and his FFA Chapter. He served as Vice-
President of the chapter for two years,
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and Bridle Club, and the Florida Quarter
Horse Association.
He plans to get a degree in Agriculture
and continue to expand his farming pro-
gram into a full-time occupation.

Dale Marler
DALE MARLER, a graduate of the Lakeland
High School, and past State Vice-Presi-
dent of the Florida Association FFA, is
the 20-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Marler, Jr.
Dale has 1/ acre of citrus nursery, 10
acres of citrus and 10 acres of non-bear-
ing citrus.
His leadership activities in the FFA in-
clude serving as President of his Chapter
and Reporter in the Polk County Feder-
ation; Chairman of many committees in
the Chapter and the State FFA Asso-
ciation. He has participated in leader-
ship schools for chapter officers, and was
a chapter delegate to the State Conven-
tion and Alternate State delegate to the
National Convention. He participated in
many radio and TV programs, banquet
programs and was very active in Public
Speaking, Parliamentary Procedure and
Chapter Cooperative activities, during
his three years in vocational agriculture.
During his high school years, he was
on the track team, member of the Junior
Lions Club, Student Council, "L" Club
and an officer in Sunday School.
In college, he was Freshman Class Sen-
ator, Assistant Student Body President,
and Under Secretary in the University
Dale plans to graduate from college
and expand his citrus holdings.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963

John M. McCarty, Jr.
JOHN M. MCCARTY, JR., is a past State
Vice-President of the FFA and a grad-
uate member of the Dan McCarty High
School FFA Chapter in Ft. Pierce. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John McCarty.
John has 5 head of horses, 55 cows, 22
steers and partnership in 50 acres of im-
proved pasture in his Supervised Farming
His leadership activities in the FFA
included serving as President, Treasurer,
and Reporter for his chapter; chairman
of many committees in the Chapter and
State Association; delegate to the State
Convention and Alternate delegate to the
National Convention. He attended the
State Forestry Camp and many other
State leadership meetings.
In school he was class Vice-President,
on Varsity Football team, member of the
Letterman's Club, Scholastic and Key
Clubs. Also, he held membership in the
Florida Cattlemen's Association and the
National Cattlemen's Association.
John says that upon completing his col-
lege education, he plans to engage in
grove and beef cattle farming back home
in St. Lucie County.

Don Nicholson
DON NICHOLSON, a graduate of the Gads-
den County High School in Quincy, is the
son of Mrs. Lou Nicholson.
Don deserves a lot of credit for his ac-
complishments. His father died while
Don was still in high school, leaving him
as "head" of the family, and manager and
operator of the family farm, with help
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1963 Forestry Training Camp at O'Leno State Park

-. .. "WITH 258 Florida Future Farmers of
.America attending, 1963 Forestry Train-
ing Camp at O'Leno State Park was
termed "the biggest and best yet", by
State Forester C. H. Coulter.
It was the 29th annual camp, spons-
ored by forest industry and conducted
by the Florida Forest Service.
For the first time, the counsellors'
staff included a total of 19 vocational
agriculture teachers for the two weeks.
Camper-delegates found their week a
busy one. The youths received intensive
field and class instruction in forest
methods. Though the Forestry Training
Camp delegates never emerge as "forest-
ers," the working knowledge gained
could prove very helpful to them later
in managing their own farm woodlands.
They learned how to solve some for-
estry problems, but they also learned
which problems in forestry require tech-
nical solutions, and how such assistance
can be obtained. The short forestry
course is designed to teach basic forestry
principles and methods.
Topics at camp included tropical for-
estry, gum farming, forest fire preven-
tion and control, farm forestry, hard-
wood control, reforestation, Christmas
tree production, and forest insects and
Top campers for the first week of the Florida Forest Service's Forestry Training diseases. An 80-page manual-especial-
Camp for Florida Future Farmers of America, O'Leno State Park, High Springs, ly prepared as a "text" for camp use-
are congratulated and presented with $25 Savings Bonds certificates by State Forester ly prepared as a "text" for camp use-
C. H. Coulter. (Left to right) Charles Foxbower, Brooksville; Danny Enfinger, Ponce was given to each student camper.
de Leon; Charles Land, Chipley; and Larry Taylor, Fort Meade. The fast-moving schedule also pro-
vided for a wide range of recreational
activities-swimming, softball, horse-
shoes, shuffleboard, and other contests.
One visiting newsman, who visited
Forestry Training Camp to do a news-
paper feature on the activities, reported
a demonstration which he saw with FFA
students participating ..
"A pencil of smoke curled up through
the dry underbrush. With a crackling
sound, orange-colored flames reared up
and started eating through the dried
"The hot stillness of the pine forest
was stirred by a faint breeze, and the
fire-deliberately set-was soon cutting
a 100-foot swathe through the woods.
"Came a yell: 'All right, boys, get in
there and put it out.' Around 50 boys
swarmed in with flaps, rakes, back-pack
water pumps, and backfire torches. The
junior firefighters beat the forest blaze
down to a faint trickle of smoke in a
matter of minutes .. "
The firefighting demonstration was
but one small part of a full schedule.
At week's end each FFA student took
a written examination. Concluding the
session was a Friday night banquet, an
address by a feature speaker, and pre-
sentation of awards.
How to use an increment borer to determine the age of a tree is shown three Future Banquet speaker Friday, July 12 was
Farmers at Forestry Training Camp by Information and Education Forester A. G. Joseph S. Jones, industrial forester with
McCullers, Lake City. (Left to right) Richard Golden, New Smyrna Beach; Robert St. Regis Paper Company, who said the
Nolan, Seville; and Sam Wells, High Springs. The camp is sponsored by Florida wood- South is blessed by its natural resources.
using industries and is directed by the Florida Forest Service. John H. Trescot, assistant vice presi-

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963

dent for Hudson Pulp and Paper Com-
pany, addressed the campers and guests
July 19. Trescot said that the timber
industry is the fifth largest in America,
employing 10 per cent of all persons
employed in manufacturing.
Best Camper awards and $25 bonds
were presented the first week by State
Forester Coulter to: Danny Enfinger,
Ponce de Leon; Larry Taylor, Fort
Meade; Charles Foxbower, Brooksville;
and Larry Land, Chipley. Making the
presentations at the second week ban-
quet was State Supervisor for Vocational
Agricultural Education Harry E. Wood.
Best Campers the second week were
David B. Smith, Jr., Madison; Emery
Stokes, Bryceville; Samuel Grier Wells,
High Springs; and Hense West, Apopka.
Vocational agriculture advisors, serving
one week as staff counsellors at camp,
were: Lonnie Sims, Fort Myers; Noma
Norman, Pahokee; C. A. Platt, Wau-
chula; Hershel Terrell, Brooksville;
Richard Heath, Kathleen; William R.
Oelslager, Tampa; James Edwards,
Wildwood; Clyde Rodgers, New Smyrna
Beach; R. A. Campbell, Groveland;
Alan Harvey, Macclenny; V. T. Sewell,
Trenton; James Meeks, Tallahassee;
Norman Walther, Chumuckla; J. W.
Brown, Sneads; Murray Langford, Quin-
cy; Kenneth Lee, Alachua; George Bus-
by, Jacksonville; D. E. Treadwell, Boni-
fay; Alton Harrison, Jay.
Industrial sponsors who financed this
year's camp were American Turpentine
Farmers Association, Valdosta; Arm-
strong Cork Company, Macon; Contain-
er Corporation of America, Fernandina
Beach; Escambia Treating Company,
Pensacola; Hudson Pulp & Paper Com-
pany, Palatka; International Paper Com-
pany, Panama City; Neal Lumber &
Manufacturing Company, Blountstown;
Newport Industries Division, Hayden-
Newport Chemical Corporation, Pensa-
cola; Owens-Illinois, Jacksonville; Ray-
onier, Inc., Fernandina Beach; St. Marys
Kraft Corporation, St. Marys, Georgia;
St. Joe Paper Company, Port St. Joe;
St. Regis Paper Company, Pensacola;
and Buckeye Cellulose Corp., Foley.

Information and Education Forester
Huey Long, Ft. Myers, demonstrates the
use of a Hagameter to two Future Farm-
ers at the 29th annual Forestry Training
Camp, O'Leno State Park, High Springs.
The Hagameter is an instrument used by
foresters to determine tree height. Stu-
dent campers are (left) John Alien, Mi-
ami, and (right) Brad Culverhouse, Ft.

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Mayor Kay Porter, Perry, is shown welcoming Fred Whitelaw, Inverness, State Presi-
dent, at a luncheon held during the State FFA Officers Goodwill Tour. Also shown
are Clifford "Pete" Davis, State Boys' 4-H Club President from Perry 'and Mason
Williams, Buckeye Cellulose Corporation, Foley, sponsor of the trip through Buckeye's
Twin Mills and for the luncheon.

Successful 9th Goodwill Tour

Made By State FFA Officers

THE STATE FFA Officers' Ninth Annual
Goodwill Tour began Sunday morning,
July 21st upon arrival in Jacksonville and
ended in Pensacola, Saturday morning,
July 27th. It was one of the greatest ex-
periences in their lives.
Arrangements for the tour were made
by James E. Gorman, General Manager
of the Florida Retail Federation, Jack-
sonville in cooperation with the Indus-
trial firms, businesses, Civic leaders,
Chamber of Commerce and officials in
Jacksonville, Live Oak, Perry, Tallahas-
see, Graceville, Cottondale and Pensa-
In the party this year, were the State
FFA officers, Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr.,
David Herndon, Lake City; Jerry M.
Blair, Jennings; James R. Crosley, Ta-
vares; Marcus D. Shackelford, Wau-
chula Peace River; Larry Ford, Malone;
James E. Giles, Auburndale; Advisory
Board members, Richard Kelly; Citrus
Chapter at Inverness; John Maddox,
Wauchula-Peace River; O. R. Farish,
Tate Chapter at Gonzalez and Execu-
tive Secretary, A. R. Cox, Tallahassee.
As the tour progressed, it was easy
for the officers to see that agriculture
and industry had interdependence. The
businessmen explained that industry is
supplying Agriculture with supplies and
equipment, while agriculture is supply-
ing industry with raw materials. They
were astounded at the number of people
working on the back side of business to-
gether to process goods so that the sales
person on the floor could accommodate
the customers. They were very much

impressed by the amount of research be-
ing done by business.
After checking into the Roosevelt
Hotel in Jacksonville, the officers went
for a swim in the hotel pool and were
dinner guests of the Florida Publishing

George Stone, Walnut Hill, receiving the Honorary State Farmer Degree from Fred
Whitelaw, Inverness, State FFA President, at the Chamber of Commerce Dinner for
the State Officers during the 1963 Goodwill Tour. Also pictured are Larry Ford,
Malone, State Star Farmer and State Vice-President, and Ray Yarbrough, Chairman
of the Agriculture Committee of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963

Company in the SPA Club and then
they were conducted on a tour of the
Newspaper plant and received the first
copies of the Monday morning Florida
Times Union which was ready for dis-
tribution shortly after 9:00 p.m., Sunday
At breakfast, they were guests of the
Barnett National Bank and later were
conducted on a tour of the bank. At
the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company
facilities, they saw many wire products
being made. For lunch, they were the
guests of the Jacksonville Rotary Club
at which they presented a special pro-
gram with Fred Whitelaw, Jr., as Mas-
ter of Ceremonies and telling them about
the Goodwill Tour. J. E. Gorman made
introductions and remarks and Joy De-
Bartolo, State FFA Sweetheart from
the DeLand Chapter provided the en-
Fred gave the Highlights of the 1962-
1963 year for the Future Farmers in
Florida. Mayor Hayden Burns and
William H. Stone were presented the
Honorary State Farmer Degree.
After lunch they were able to see the
Jacksonville waterfront aboard one of
the fire boats as a guest of the Mayor.
They were conducted on a tour of
WFGA-TV-Channel 12 and the May-
Cohens Department Store, and then were
guests at the LeChateau on Atlantic
Beach for dinner.
Tuesday morning, the Standard Oil
Company were their hosts for breakfast
and a tour of their dock facilities. At
the International Harvester District Of-
fice, the officers were very fortunate in
seeing some of the latest equipment, af-
ter which they were taken to the Steer
Room for lunch.
In the afternoon, they visited the
Winn-Dixie main offices and warehouse

where they were able to see how meats
and vegetables were stored for distribu-
tion to the company's local stores. They
then toured the Florida Ford Tractor
Company state office warehouse.
They were guests of the Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company for dinner at
the River Club.
Leaving Jacksonville Wednesday be-
fore 6:00 a.m. they were guests of the
Ward Enterprises, Inc., of Live Oak for
breakfast in the Oak Leaf Restaurant.
At 8:30 they departed for Foley,
where they had the opportunity to tour
the Buckeye Cellulose Plants and be the
guests of the company for lunch.
In Tallahassee in the Cabinet room,
they met the Hon. Thomas D. Bailey,
State Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion, and the Hon. Richard W. Ervin,
Attorney General, and later were the
guests of Sears, Roebuck and Company
for dinner at the Duval Hotel where
they were guests for the night.
Thursday morning, the Agricultural
Committee of the Tallahassee Chamber
of Commerce were the hosts for break-
fast. Ralph Proctor, Jr., Chairman of
the Committee introduced the guests.
They departed for West Florida and
upon arrival in Graceville, George Mor-
row, and Homer Kindig of the Gold
Kist Peanut Mill took them on a tour of
the mill, after which they were hosts
for lunch.
In Cottondale, they were conducted
on a tour of the Cartledge Fertilizer
Upon arrival in Pensacola, the Cotton
States Mutual and the Pensacola Tractor

Superintendent Vern Davis, Taylor County Public Schools with a former pupil, Fred
Whitelaw, State FFA President during the State FFA Officers Goodwill Tour at
luncheon in Perry. Also shown are Jim Crosby, Tavares; Jim Giles, Auburndale,
and Marshall Courtney in charge of wood procurement for Buckeye Cellulose Cor-
poration, Foley.

Company were hosts for dinner.
Friday morning, they were the guests
of the Pensacola Buggy Works for
Breakfast. Representative George Stone,
Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Ern-
est Ward High School, Walnut Hill, and
Richard Turner with the Pensacola Bug-
gy Works, were presented the Honorary
State Farmer Degree.

They toured the Chemstrand Corpor-
ation and had lunch with the officials.
After a tour of the St. Regis Paper
Company, they were guests of the Pen-
sacola Chamber of Commerce Agricul-
ture Committee for dinner.
Saturday morning, after breakfast as
guests of the St. Regis Paper Company,
they departed for home.

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Many Blue Ribbons to FFA

Members During West Florida

Dairy Show at Chipley

F.F.A. MEMBERS in North and West
Florida exhibited 40 animals in the An-
nual West Florida Dairy Show, held in
Chipley, on August 15th. Roger Mason,
of the Marianna Chapter, exhibited the
Grand Champion Jersey of the FFA Di-
vision. The Reserve Grand Champion
Jersey was shown by Leon Nobles, of
Marianna. The Grand Champion Grade
Jersey was shown by Leon Nobles, Mari-
anna. Robert Fears, Malone exhibited
the Reserve Grand Champion Grade
Jersey. The Grand Champion registered
Guernsey was shown by the Jay FFA
Chapter, and the Grand Champion Grade
Guernsey was shown by Joe Balkcom, of
Graceville, and Reserve Grand Champion
Grade Guernsey by Ronald Hobbs, of
Paxton. The Grand Champion Grade
Holstein was shown by Clifton Lyons II,
of Bonifay, and the Reserve Grand
Champion Grade Holstein by J. W.
Williams, of Graceville. The Reserve
Grand Champion Holsteins were ex-
hibited by Harry Lyons, of Bonifay.
Wayne Cook, of Jay, exhibited the only
Ayrshire in the Show, and received a
red ribbon.
Blue Ribbon animals were shown by
the following FFA Chapters and Mem-
bers: Bonifay-Clifton Lyons (3), Harry
Lyons (2), Graceville-Joe Balkcom (2),
J. W. Williams; Jay; Paxton-Ronald
Hobbs (2); Malone-Robert Fears; Mari-
anna-Jerry Hagan, Rona Foran, Leon
Nobles (2), Roger Mason and the Wewa-
hitchka Chapter.
Red Ribbon animals were shown by:
Bonifay-Harry Lyons (2); Malone-
Robert Fears; Paxton-Ronald Hobbs;
Jay-Wayne Cook; Graceville-Joe Balk-
com (2); Vernon-Tommy Cook; Chipley
-Lynn Cope, Elton Searcy; Marianna-
Randall Mistrot, Julius Chatwood, Ron-
nie Player. Lynwood Burch, David
Thompson, Wpyne Broom.
In the Chapter group class, which con-
sisted of three animals selected from
those exhibited by Chapter members, the
group which placed first was Bonifay;
2nd Marianna; 3rd Graceville; and 4th
The FFA Judging Contest was won
by the Blountstown Team, consisting of
Randy Shelton, George Ed Smith, and
Donald Miller. They. received $15.00,
and a trophy given by the Florida State
Dairymen's Association. M a r i a n n a
placed second, receiving a $10.00 award
and winning third, receiving a $7.50
award, was Vernon. Other teams plac-
ing fourth through tenth and winning
$5.00 pach, were: Havana, Cottondale,
Grand Ridge. Chipley, Bonifay, Sneads,
BethleI Also participating were
teams from Graceville, Jay, Wewahitch-
ka and Malone.

Tied for high individual honors were:
Donald Miller and George Ed Smith,
Blountstown; Elton Searcy, Chipley and
Leon Nobles, Marianna. Their score
was 266.6.

Blountstown Champion FFA Dairy Cat-
tle Judging Team at the West Florida
Dairy Show. George Ed Smith, with the
Trophy, Randy Shelton and Donald

The Escambia County 4-H Club won
first place and a $6.00 award for having
the best kept stall in the show barn,
2nd, $4.00 Paxton FFA Chapter, 3rd,
$2.00 Leon County 4-H Club.
The Showmanship Contest was won
by Eddie Hinote, a 4-H member, from
Escambia County. Claude Sellers, Leon
County 4-H member, exhibited the best
fitted animal.
FFA exhibitors and judging teams
won a total of $433.50 in cash, in addi-
tion to the trophies, rosettes and ribbons.
Cash awards and other expenses of the
show were donated by the State Depart.
ment of Agriculture, various business
concerns and individuals in Chipley and
Washington County, and several dairy
companies. Official judges were: Clarence
Reaves, Extension Dairyman, Univer-
sity of Florida and J. Mck.Jeter, Florida
Field Representative, American Gueren-
sey Cattle Club. Exhibitors and Show
officials were given a fish fry on the eve
of the show.

Best Wishes
State Dairy Judging Team

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from his mother and younger brother.
He won many honors in FFA work, in-
cluding the Southern Region Farm Elec-
trification Award, State Farm Mechanics
and District Soil and Water Manage-
ment Award. The year he received his
State Farmer Degree he was the Star
Farmer of Area I.
He has served as President and Vice-
President of his chapter; delegate to the
State Convention, and Chairman of many
committees. While in school he partici-
pated in the Glee Club, Student Council,
and the B.S.A. He is still active in Sun-
day School and the Youth Fellowship.
His Supervised Farming Program con-
sists of 6 sows, 100 head of hogs for meat,
16 acres of corn and 1 acre of truck crops.
Don is working part-time for the West
Florida Experiment Station to give him-
self financial assistance needed to get
fully established as a full-time farmer.

Charles Olive
CHARLES OLIVE, 20-year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry H. Olive, of Bascom,
Florida, graduated from the Malone High
School. While in high school he was very
active in the FFA Chapter, serving as
Treasurer and President.
In four years of Vocational Agricul-
ture he won many awards with his hogs
as the outstanding exhibitor in the State
Swine Show. At the North Florida Fair,
he was awarded the FRM trip to the Na-
tional Convention.
The year he received the State Farmer
Degree he was a strong contender for the
Star State Farmer Award, and barely
missed being elected a State FFA Officer.
He won the County and State Farm
Mechanics Award.
His Supervised Farming Program this
year included 175 hogs for meat, 83 acres
of peanuts, 110 acres of corn (Grain), 17
head of beef cattle for breeding and 20
acres of oats for grain. This program is
carried out on 188 acres which he owns,
and 210 acres of rented land.
At the present, with "Work" as his mot-
to, he is striving to make his ambitions
and dreams become realities. That is-to
be a progressive and profitable farmer.

James Earl Ross
JAMES EARL ROss, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. Ross, Jr., Live Oak, is in partner-
ship with his father, although he has been
attending North Florida Junior College,
Madison, where he met his wife, Connie.
After graduating from the Suwannee
High School, James Earl farmed for a
year and a half before deciding to con-
tinue his education by commuting 30
miles to college from home, and carrying
on his farming operation at the same
time. Now, he plans to farm a year and
then finish college.
This year he had 10 acres of tobacco,
100 acres of corn, 10 acres of rye, 7 acres

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963

of wheat, 10 sows and 60 head of hogs
for meat in 40% partnership. He also
has 7 beef cows and 2 steers of his own.
While in high school, James Earl served
as President, Vice-President, and Chair-
man of many of the major committees in
the chapter. He served one year as Presi-
dent of the Live Oak FFA Federation. He
was the Star Chapter Farmer, delegate to
the State Convention, and won the State
Department of Agriculture's trip to the
National Convention the year he received
the State Farmer Degree. He served as
Chairman of the Youth Section in the
Rural Development Steering Committee;
Secretary and Assistant Director of the
Baptist Training Union and is a member
of the Farm Bureau.
James Earle and Connie are planning
for a farm of their own in the future.

Elmer Lamar Smith
ELMER LAMAR SMITH, a graduate of the
Ernest Ward High School and a member
of the Walnut Hill FFA Chapter, is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer V. Smith.
Lamar is continuing his education by
commuting to the Pensacola Junior Col-
lege, while gradually building his farm-
ing program toward the day when he can
devote full-time to his chosen occupation.
After two years, he plans to get a degree
in Education.
During his high school years, he served
as President and Vice-President of the
Chapter, chairman of many .committees,
and delegate to the State Convention.
Also, he did especially well in livestock
showing and judging. He was also a
leader in other school activities, serving
as class president, and vice-president;
President of Beta Club and reporter on
the school paper. He is still very active
in Sunday School and church work.
His farming program this year con-
sisted of 50% interest in 20 hogs for meat,
30 head of steers, and 40 acres of wheat.
Also, he has 100% interest in 40 acres
of wheat.

Joe Franklin Walker
JOE FRANKLIN WALKER, a graduate of the
Tavares High School, is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer F. Walker. From a
citrus seedbed in his Supervised Farming
Program his first year in Vocational Ag-
riculture, he has a citrus nursery of 7000
plants, 2,500 plants in his Ornamental
Glass House, 3 steers and 10-acres of
citrus grove.
Joe Franklin was one of the most active
members in his chapter. He was Treas-
urer, President, Chairman of many major
committees, delegate to the State Con-
vention, and active in District Leader-
ship meetings.
In school he was a class officer, FFA
officer and President of the Lettermans
Besides continuing with his nursery
work, he is carrying the mail for financial
assistance to help in expanding his pro-

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

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

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State Champion FFA Dairy Judging Team, Ocala

Jimmy Driggers
Jimmy Driggers, 17, is a senior at the
Ocala High School and in his third year
in FFA and Vocational Agriculture.
Jimmy has been active in many of the
FFA activities during the past two years. He
attended the FFA Forestry Leadership
Training Camp at Camp O'Leno in the
summer of 1962.
He was an official Chapter Delegate to the
Annual State FFA Convention at Daytona
Beach in 1962 and 1963. He was treasurer
of the Ocala FFA Chapter in 1962-63 and
plans to run for Vice President in the Fall
of 1963.
Jimmy has been a member of the Chapter
Livestock Judging Team, Meats Judging
Team, Poultry Judging Team, and was a
member of the State winning FFA Dairy
Judging Team in the Spring of 1963.
In his Supervised Farming Program, he
has fattened several steers for local and
state shows and sales. He also has Beef
Cattle as his other major productive project.
He has also carried on a number of im-
provement projects and many supplementary
farm practice jobs. He plans to attend college
and study Agriculture.

Gary Colson
Gary Colson, 16, is a junior at the New
North Marion High School. For the past
two years he attended the Ocala High School
where he was enrolled in Vocational Agri-
culture and was active in the Chapter ac-
He attended the State FFA Convention at
Daytona Beach as an official FFA chapter
delegate. He also attended the FFA Leader-
ship Forestry Training Camp at Camp O'-
Leno in 1963. As a result of his interest and
activities in Forestry, he was selected to at-

tend the National FFA Convention in Kan-
sas City, Missouri in 1962. He has been on
several FFA Judging Teams during the past
two years and also was a member of the
State winning FFA Dairy Judging Team in
the Spring, 1963.
For his Supervised Farming Program,
Gary has fattened several steers and has
shown and sold them locally and carried one
to the Florida State Fair in Tampa. He
has Beef and Dairy Cattle as another pro-
ject as well as having a large Forestry Pro-
ject. He has carried out several improvement
projects and supplementary farm practice
Gary plans to continue in the FFA while
in high school and upon graduation, he will
enter college and study Agriculture and
major in Livestock.

Hale Stancil
Hale Stancil, 17, is a Senior at the Ocala
High School and during his 4th year in
Vocational Agriculture he will serve as chap-
ter president.
He has been active in the FFA activities
over the past three years, and because of his
interest and participation in the chapter FFA
activities he was selected to attend the Na-
tional FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mis-
souri in 1961 and again in 1962 as reprpe-
sentative of the Ocala chapter.
He has attended the State FFA Conven-
tion in Daytona Beach. In addition to being
chapter FFA Public Speaker for two years,
he was the Tractor Driver for three years.
He has participated in more Judging events
than any other FFA member during the past
three years. He was the highest individual
scorer in the State FFA Dairy Judging event
that won the state contest for the Ocala FFA
Chapter. He was chairman of the chapter's

Coop. Committee in 1961-62 and in June of
1962, the Ocala Chapter won the State FFA
Coop Contest. Hale was chairman of the
Ocala FFA delegation that attended the
American Institute of Cooperation Conven-
tion at Ohio State University, Columbus,
Ohio in the summer of 1962.
Hale has an outstanding Supervised Farm-
ing Program that consists of Beef-Cattle,
Field Crops and Fattening Steers. He has
carried on many improvement projects and
supplementary farm practice jobs. Upon
graduation from high school, he plans to en-
ter the University of Florida to study Agri-

Marvin Sheppard
Marvin Sheppard, age 18, is a 1963 gradu-
ate of the Ocala High School. He was an
active member of the Ocala FFA Chapter for
four years. He participated in many FFA
Judging Contests: Poultry, Swine, Beef and
Dairy Judging. He held offices in the Silver
Springs FFA Chapter and was President of
the Ocala FFA Chapter during 1962-63. He
attended the FFA Forestry Leadership Train-
ing Camp at Camp O'Leno in 1961. He was
an Official Delegate to the State FFA Con-
vention in 1961 and 1962. Because of his
interest in livestock and his FFA Livestock
judging record, he was chosen to be the team
alternate. His Supervised Farming Program
consisted of Beef Cattle, Poultry and Steer
Fattening, along with many improvement
projects and supplementary farm practice
Marvin was awarded the First Annual
Ocala FFA Chapter Carl G. Rose Memorial
Scholarship to Central Florida Junior Col-
lege, where he is now enrolled as a Fresh-
man. He plans to continue college and major
in Agriculture.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1963

Palatka State Champion Livestock Judg-
ing Team, Richard Rich, Layton Faulk-
ner, Paul Usina and Larry Icenhour.

Livestock Judging Team
Paul Usina
Paul Usina, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
E. Usina of Interlachen, Florida, is a junior
at the Palatka Senior High School.
For three years, Paul has been a member
of the following Judging Teams: Livestock
Judging, Vegetable Judging, Grading and
Identification, Dairy Judging and Meats
In 1962, he was named the first place high
individual scorer in the Vegetable Judging
Contest and the team placed second in the
state. This year, his team was the state
winner in the Meats Judging and Paul rated
4th high individual.
Layton Faulkner
Layton Faulkner, is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Faulkner, of Palatka.
For three years, Layton has been a member
of the following teams: Meats, Dairy and
Parliamentary Procedure. He will serve as
parliamentarian for the chapter this year.
Layton is a junior at the Palatka Senior High
Richard Rich
Richard Rich is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Victor N. Rich of Palatka, and is a Fresh-
man at the St. Johns Junior College. He
plans to major in Agriculture.
Richard served as president of the Palatka
Senior FFA Chapter, and president of the
Spanish Club at the Palatka Senior High
For three years, he has served as a mem-
ber of the various judging teams and was a
member of the 1962-63 State winning team
in Parliamentary procedure.
He was the Dekalb Leadership Award
winner in his chapter in 1963, and a delegate
to the State FFA Convention.
Larry Icenhour
Larry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C.
Icenhour of Palatka, Florida.
For the past two years, Larry has served
on the chapters Livestock Judging Teams
and was a member of the State winning Vege-
table Judging, Grading and Identification
Team. He was named the 3rd high individu-
al. This year, he is the alternate judge on the
State Meats Judging Team.
He is a Freshman at the St. Johns Junior

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