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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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WINTER, 1964

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y Program at
i State Fair


National FFA Week
February 15 to 22

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FFA Membership by Chapters and Districts

DeFuniak Springs
Laurel Hill
Ponce de Leon
Poplar Springs
Walnut Hill

Grand Ridge
Live Oak-Suwannee
Live Oak-Williams
Ta lahassee-Leon
Tallahassee-Cobb Jr.
White Springs

Alachua-Santa Fe Senior 61
Alachue-Santa Fe Junior 87
Baldwin 62
Bell 54
Bronson 49
Bunnell 66
Chieflanc' 54
Crescent City 29
Fort White 24
Gainesville 38
Gainesville-Bishop 26
Gainesville-Buchholz 27
Gainesville-Westwood 25
Gainesville-Collegiate 21
Hastings 49
Hawthorne 46
Hilliard 44
Jacksonville-Paxon 54
Lake Butler 53
Lake City-Columbia 66
Macclenny 80
Melrose 51
Newberry 71
Palatka 90
Palatka-Junior 73
Starke 51
Starke-Bradford 45
Trenton 56
Williston 60

Anthony 68
Apopka-Senior 62
Apopka-Junior 49
Bushnell-Senior 65

(5) Bushnell-Junior 35
Crystal River 28
$0.00 DeLand 43
7.50 Groveland 107
8.10 Inverness 67
8.50 Kissimmee-Senior 39
Kissimmee-Junior 72
5.60 Leesburg 43
4.85 New Smyrna Beach- Senior 92
5.30 New Smyrna Beach-Junior
6.30 Ocala 50
Ocala-Ft. King-Junior 35
Ocala-Osceola-Junior 30
Ocoee 91
Orlando-Boone 45
8.60 Orlando-Colonial 67
5.60 Orlando-Edgewater 12
6.70 Orlando-Evans 63
Orlando-Oak Ridge 40
Pierson 28
4.00 Reddick-North Marion 69
5.60 St. Cloud 42
Sanford-Senior 36
5.40 Sanford-Junior 44
Summerfield-Lake Weir 49
9.70 Tavares 38
Umatilla 62
Wildwood 23
Wildwood-Junior 23
(5) Winter Garden 39

56 5.60
Auburndale 62
Bartow 63
3 3.70 Bartow-Junior 70
Brandon 134
2.80 Brandon-Horace Mann Jr. 73
63 6.30 Brooksville 49
52 5.20 Dade City 162
62 6.20 Fort Meade 91
2.90 Frostproof 41
56 5.90 Haines City 58
73 7.30 Haines City-Junior
70 Kathleen 113
64 6.40 Kathleen-Junior 78
Lakeland-Senior 89
5.00 Lake Wales 43
61 6.10 Largo 40
5.40 Mulberry 58
5 New Port Richey 20
Pinecrest 53
Plant City 75
Plant City-Junior 64
St. Petersburg 36
2.00 Tampa-Buchanan 83
Tampa-Chamberlain 71
Tampa-Franklin 45
Turkey Creek 191
(4) (5) Turkey Creek-Junior
Wimauma 83
55 6.30 Winter Haven 66
72 8.10 Winter Haven-Denison 17
65 7.50 Winter Haven-Lake Alfred 12
48 4.80 W. Haven-Westwood Imp. 24
36 Zephyrhills 67
36 3.60
5.30 DISTRICT VI (1)
31 1.50
36 3.0 Arcadia 91
31 3.10 Avon Park 60
74 Belle Glade 86
17 5.00 Bradenton 39
51 5.20 Bradenton-Bayshore 45
52 5.20 Bradenton-S.E. Senior 70
50 5.00 Bradenton-S.E. Junior 67
40 4.00 Clewiston 51
40 4.00 Fort Myers 53
59 5.90 Fort Pierce 69
85 8.70 Hialeah 60
85 8.0 Homestead-South Dade 55
38 3.80 LaBelle 44
5.40 Lake Placid 35
Miami-Edison 41
Miami-Jackson 29
6 3.00 Moore Haven 54
2.00 North Miami 49
60 6.00 Okeechobee 77
5.90 Pahokee 62
Palmetto 52
Pompano 48
Sarasota 58
(4) (5) Sarasota-Riverside
25 2.50 Sebring 73
62 6.20 Vero Beach 30
45 4.50 Wauchula-Hardee 73
7 7.00 Wauchula-Peace River 57

Column (1) Number of FFA members 1962-63; Column (2) 1963-64 enrolled in Vocational Agriculture; Column (3) 1963-64
FFA membership; Column (4) National Future Farmer Magazine Subscriptions; Column (5) Donations to the J. F. Williams
Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter 1964

(4) (5)
71 7.10
29 5.40
48 4.80
58 5.80
72 7.20
45 4.50
67 6.70
54 5.40
38 3.80
35 3.50
22 2.20
48 4.80
52 5.20
83 8.30
67 5.70
49 4.90
46 4.60

25 2.50
60 6.00

IT IS A pleasure to bring greetings on
behalf of the Florida Agricultural Exten-
sion Service and personally to Florida's
Future Farmers of 1964.
You Future Farmers are now at a point
in your lives when you are giving serious
consideration to the career which you will
pursue the rest of your lives. Let me
urge that you carefully review the many,
many different opportunities in agricul-
ture and related businesses.
As a Future Farmer of a generation
ago I looked forward as did others in my
Chapter to the exciting new develop-
ments which were taking place in agri-
culture. We were just getting into
mechanization and farming was changing
from a drudgery to a highly challenging
During the past generation there have
been more changes in agriculture than
in all the previous history of the world.
I have enjoyed the opportunity of living
during this exciting period and in taking
part in some small way in the many new
developments which have transpired.
To you Future Farmers who are now
getting ready to enter into your chosen
careers, I predict that the changes in ag-
riculture which will take place during
your lifetime will be even more exciting
than those which have taken place in my
career. It is true there will be fewer and
fewer people actually producing on the
farms. But there will need to be more
and more people engaged in serving the
farmer, in carrying out new research to
keep agriculture producing for the rapid-
ly mushrooming population growth in
the United States, carry out the educa-
tional work for the new developments that
are taking place, and in general continue

to provide this country with a diet that
is second to none on earth at prices which
are lower than those in any other nation
in terms of what the people have to do
to earn it.

We who are now engaged in work re-
lating to agriculture, look forward to
greeting you of the new generation as you
finish your education and select your
place in the scheme of things. Give care-
ful thought to how you might best fit in,
and don't hesitate to discuss your inter-
ests with people in all walks of agricul-
tural pursuits.

The Cover Some of the Florida delegation, Advisers, Parents and
Friends, attending the 36th Annual FFA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XXV, No. 1
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under 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

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1964

President .. Nels J. Ackerson, Westfield, Indiana
1st. V. Pres. James Teets Terra Alta, W. Va.
2nd. V. Pres., Marvin R. Gibson, Maryville, Tenn.
3rd V. Pres. .... Jan K. Turner, Morgan, Utah
4th V. Pres. .. Joseph Coyne, Minooka, Illinois
Student Secretary Jon R. Ford, Stillwater, Okla.
Exec. Secy., Wm. Paul Gray, Washington, D.C.
Exec. Treas. J. M. Campbell, Woodstock, Va.
Nat. Adviser, Dr. A. W. Tenney, Washington, D.C.

By Way of Editorial Comment:

"Agricultural Thoughts for the Future"
by DR. M. O. WATKINS, Director
Cooperative Extension Work in Home Economics
Gainesville, Florida

National F. F. A. Week
February 15-22
LENGING," is the general theme for
National FFA Week, February 15-22 to
be observed by 177 Chapters and over
9,500 members in Florida. Kits of ma-
terial are available from the Future
Farmer Supply Service, Alexandria, Vir-
Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr., State FFA Pres-
ident, will receive a Proclamation for
Future Farmer Week from Governor
Farris Bryant.
Again this year, the Outdoor Adver-
tising Association of Florida and their
members are cooperating by donating 81
12x24 billboards in promoting Future
Farmer Week.
FFA members should complete their
plans on what will be done in their com-
munity to observe Future Farmer Week.

Outdoor Advertising Association
Cooperates With F.F.A.
Robert T. Cochran, Manager, Don-
nelly Advertising Corporation of Florida,
1790 N.W. 54th Street, Miami 42, Florida.
Harry M. Childress, 5 Leta Drive, Se-
bring, Florida.
Lamar Dean, Outdoor Advertising
Company, 1120 Crestwood Street, Jack-
sonville 8, Florida.
Jim Kilpatrick, The Citrus Outdoor
Advertising Company, 1241 East Mag-
nolia Street, Lakeland, Florida.
E. S. Clavel, Manager, Tri-County
Poster Advertising Company, Wauchula,
Robert Zimmer, Manager, Zimmer Ad-
vertising, Inc., 609 Hunter Street, West
Palm Beach, Florida.
Win. M. Barber, Manager, Martin Out-
door Advertising Company, P. O. Box
1321, Tampa, Florida.
Jack H. Zimmer, Manager, Zimmer
Poster Service, 3709 East Colonial Drive,
Orlando, Florida.
Hubert A. Buck, Zimmer Poster Serv-
ice, 2801 South Ridgewood Avenue, South
Daytona, Florida.
Wilson Carraway, Manager, Carraway
Advertising Company, 1320 South Mon-
roe Street, Tallahassee, Florida.
E. K. Wilcox, Manager, Wilcox Out-
door Advertising Company, P. O. Box
887, Valdosta, Georgia.
R. W. Cates, President, Florida Out-
door Advertising Association, Sunad, Inc.,
290-16th Street, North, St. Petersburg,
The Citrus Outdoor Advertising Com-
pany, 706 South 14th Street, Leesburg,
The Citrus Outdoor Advertising Com-
pany, 2571 Third Street, Fort Myers,

Attend Your
Chapter Meeting

I~-na al

Part of the Florida Delegation from the Bay area that went to the National Con-
vention from Florida.

Highlights of the 36th Annual Nat'l

Convention at Kansas City Noted

THE FLORIDA delegation to the 36th An- Chapter, State winner in the Seaboa
nual National FFA Convention, held in Air Line Railroad Forestry Conte
Kansas City, Missouri, October 8-11, 1963 made a tour of Richmond, Washingto
numbered more than 200 persons. About Pittsburgh and Chicago before he arrive
72 local chapters were represented and at the National Convention in Kans
25 chapter advisers, along with many City. His Adviser, Lamar Jones, Blount
school officials, parents and friends were town, and Arol Hudson, Adviser of tl
present from Florida. 1962 State winner of the Seaboard A
The official delegates representing
Florida were State FFA President Fred
Whitelaw, Jr., of the Citrus Chapter at
Inverness and State Vice President David
Herndon of the Lake City Chapter. Al-
ternate delegates were: Jerry M. Blair,
Jennings FFA Chapter; James Crosley,
Tavares; Marcus Shackelford, Peace
River Chapter at Wauchula; Larry Ford,
Malone and James E. Giles, Auburndale.
Leon Mobley of the Macclenny Chap-
ter was in the National Band. The Ft.
Meade Chapter State Champion String
Band played on the special FFA Talent
Shows. Members of the band were: Jim-
my Watson, Jimmy Whittington, Butch
Smith and Rocky Watson. Charles
"Chuck" McIntosh of the Turkey Creek
Chapter was the official organist for the
convention. Chuck and Lynwood Sim-
mons emceed the two talent programs.
P. T. Dicks, Vocational Agriculture
Teacher at Chiefland was an honored
guest at the convention and received the
Honorary American Farmer Degree.
Jerry Lawrence, Peace River Chapter
at Wauchula, was the winner of the
Southern Region Soil and Water Man-
agement Award. These are the young men who will heai
officers during the coming year. Nels
The Paxton, Quincy and Bartow FFA FFA president, is from Route 1, Westf
Chapters received Gold Emblem in the Jon Ford of Helena, Oklahoma. The
National Chapter Contest. are Jan Turner, Morgan, Utah; Marvin
Randy Shelton of the Blountstown Teets, Terra Alta, West Virginia, and


Line Forestry Contest went to the con-
Gary Burnsed of the Macclenny Chap-
ter, winner in the Naval Stores Forestry
Award and his adviser. Alan Harvey at
tended the convention.
R. E. Jones, Chapter Adviser at Bald-
win and three members of the chapter at-
tended the convention as winners of the
St. Regis Forestry Contest.
Larry Ford of the Malone Chapter,
1963 Star State Farmer, carried the Flor-
ida State Flag and Lynwood Simmons
carried the FFA Flag in the "Massing of
the State Flags" Ceremony, during the
presentation of the Star Farmer Awards.
The Star American Farmer for 1963 was
Robert Cummins of Warsaw, New York.
Appearing on the National Convention
Program was the Past State and National
President, Victor Butler of Havana. He
participated in the Vesper Services, Tues-
day afternoon, October 8th and gave the
invocation on Wednesday morning in the
opening session of the Convention. Vic-
tor also worker with the foreign students
who were in attendance at the convention.
Receiving the American Farmer De-
gree at the National Convention were:
O. K. Alexander, Brandon; Leroy Gillis,
Ponce De Leon; Charles Jenkins, Kath-
leen; Dale Marler, Lakeland; John Mc-
Carty, Jr., Ft. Pierce; Don Nicholson,
Quincy; Charles Olive, Malone; James
Earl Ross, Live Oak-Williams; Elmer
Lamar Smith, Walnut Hill and Joe
Franklin Walker, Tavares.
Receiving the Southern Nitrogen Com-
pany and the Florida Nitrogen Company
Leadership Awards in attendance at the
convention were: J. W. Jordan, Malone,
Chapter Adviser of the 1963 Star State
Farmer; Jerry Blair, Jennings; David
Herndon, Lake City; Fred Whitelaw, Jr.,

d the Future Farmers of America as national
Ackerson, seated at left, the 1963-64 national
ield, Indiana. With him is Student Secretary
four vice presidents, standing, left to right,
Gibson, Route 9, Maryville, Tennessee; Jim
SJoseph Coyne, Route 1, Minooka, Illinois.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1964

Charles "Chuck" McIntosh, Turkey
Creek FFA Chapter, was the official or-
ganist at the 1963 National Convention.

Inverness; Jim Giles, Auburndale and
Marcus Shackelford, Peace River Chap-
ter at Wauchula.
Green Hand Award winners, sponsored
by the State Department of Agriculture,
attending the convention were the Star
State Green Hand winner, Harry Lyon,
Bonifay and his adviser, D. E. Treadwell.
District winners were: Tommy Cook,
Vernon; David Touchton, Havana; Lan-
ny Bishop, Newberry; John Hooker, Red-
dick; Stephen Wright, Mulberry and
Glenn Byrd, Hialeah.
Farm Mechanic Winners, sponsored by
the Florida Ford Tractor Company at-
tending the convention were: State win-
ner Charles Davis, Santa Fe Chapter at
Alachua and his adviser, Kenneth Lee.
District winners were: Larry Ford, Ma-
lone; Leonard Davis, Macclenny; Mitch-
ell Brown, Groveland and Richard Har-
old Gibbs, Bartow.
Farm Electrification Winners attend-
ing the national convention were: James
Ellis, Gonzalez; R. B. O'Berry, Bartow;
Eli Beasley, Bronson; Larry Geohagen,
Bartow and Mike Harrison, Tallahassee-

The State Champion Fort Meade FFA
Chapter String Band at the National
FFA Convention.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1964

Working on the Stage Crew from Flor-
ida were: Paul Adams, Lake Weir at
Summerfield; Jim Crosley, Tavares; Mar-
cus Shackelford, Peace River Chapter at
Wauchula; Jim Giles, Auburndale; Brad
Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce; Marion Bishop,
Jr., Newberry; Billy Wallace, Wildwood;
Richard Stitson, Gainesville; Glenn Byrd,
Hialeah; and Teachers of Vocational Ag-
riculture, R. B. O'Berry, Bartow and
Lamar Jones, Blountstown.
Participating on the Courtesy Corps
were: Larry Ford, Malone; Clifton Lyon,
Bonifay; Lanny Bishop, Newberry; Ron-
ald Jones, Baldwin; Teachers of Voca-
tional Agriculture, R. B. O'Berry, Bar-
tow; R. E. Jones, Baldwin, and Area
Supervisor C. M. Lawrence, Wauchula.
The Quincy FFA Chapter built and
erected the FFA Exhibit for the Florida
State Association.
Jerry Blair of the Jennings Chapter,
recipient of the Flint River Mills Award,
for having the outstanding exhibit of
swine at the North Florida Fair in 1962
attended the convention with expenses
paid from this award.
State Department of Agriculture
Award winners attending the convention
were: Fred Dietrich, Colonial Chapter at
Orlando and Willie Whitten, Citrus Chap-
ter at Inverness.
Some of the other Floridians attending
the convention were: Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Brunson, Principal at Malone; Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Jordan, Teacher of Vocation-
al Agriculture, Malone; Mr. and Mrs.
Murray Langford, Teacher of Vocational
Agriculture, Quincy High School; Mr.
and Mrs. C. V. Butler, School Board
member, Havana; Fred Shelfner, Havana;
Charles W. Tullos, Sr.; Havana. Superin-
tendent and Mrs. Everett Williamson,
Live Oak; Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. John-
son, Live Oak; Mr. and Mrs. Gene John-
son, Live Oak; Mrs. Terry McDavid,
Brooker; Mrs. P. D. Dicks, Chiefland; Mr.
Drew Drawdy, O'Brien; Mr. John Pur-
due, Principal, Newberry High School;
Mr. Cecil Fountain, DeLand; Mrs. Rob-
ert Waggener, Lakeland.
Also, Mrs. C. E. Jenkins, Lakeland;
Larry R. Keene, Brandon; Donald R.
Yoho, Principal, Horace Mann Junior
High at Brandon; George A. Johnson,
Assistant Principal, Lakeland Senior
High; D. G. Erwin, Director of Vocation-
al and Adult Education. Hillsborough
County, Tampa: Lyle Van Bussum, Farm
Editor of the Tampa Tribune, Tampa;
D. A. Storms, County Coordinator, Hills-
borough County, Plant City; Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Lawrence, Area Supervisor
Agriculture Education, Wauchula; Mrs.
Ruby M. Driggers, Bowling Green. Oth-
er Vocational Agriculture Teachers at-
tending were: Mr. and Mrs. William R.
Oelslager, Franklin Junior High School
at Tampa; T. A. Hughes, Laurel Hill; O.
E. Yearty, Havana; E. B. Turlington,
Gainesville; W. H. Cake, Gainesville;
Lewis M. Tucker, Live Oak: Darwin Ben-
nett, DeLand; Dwight Nifong, Plant
City; Robert Croft, Ft. Meade; R. Nara-
more, Bradenton; Oscar Lastinger, Bran-
don; John Wetmore, Ft. Pierce; B. G.
Cromer, Miami-Hialeah.

W E- TV r l Lr
Attending and addressing the Annual
Florida Farm Bureau Convention in Pan-
ama City were: Miss Gayle Jernigan,
Milton, Girls State 4H Club; Fred White-
law, Jr., State FFA President from the
Citrus Chapter, FFA at Inverness; Miss
Sue Griffin, Lake City, State Parliamen-
tarian for the Future Homemakers and
Andy Gillman, Crestview, Boys State 4-H

Functions attended by various members
of the Florida delegation included the
Official Delegates Luncheon; The Swift
and Company Breakfast, honoring the
American Farmers; The Sears Roebuck
Luncheon, honoring the Foundation win-
ners; The Ford Motor Company Dinner,
honoring the Vocational Agriculture
Teachers; The Butler Manufacturing
Company Breakfast, honoring the Ameri-
can Farmers; The State Star Farmers
and the FFA Foundation Winners; The
Farm Electrification Award winners were
guests of the Farm Electrification Coun-
cil; The General Motors Breakfast in
honor of the Delegates and Foundation
Winners; The Judging Teams from the
Alachua and Palatka Chapter were guests
of the American Royal Association for
Breakfast on Friday.

Florida State Fair Plans Are

Announced to All FFA Members

IN BOTH FFA Dairy and Beef Cattle at
the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Febru-
ary 4-15, 1964, all FFA members and
chapters will be exhibiting for Fair
Awards of blue, $10; red, $7.50; white, $5.
The Ralston Company, Tampa, will
supply feed for all FFA Dairy and beef
animals while on exhibit at the Florida
State Fair. The Florida State Fair will
pay FFA exhibitors some transportation
and exhibit expenses, in addition to pre-
State FFA Judging Team with high
score for Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle and
Swine wins the Florida State Fair Rotat-
ing Cup and Rosette. The Florida State
Fair will present rosettes to the Cham-
pion FFA Dairy Judging Team, the
Champion FFA Beef Cattle Judging
Team and the Champion FFA Swine
Judging Team.
WFLA Radio and TV-Tribune Com-
pany sponsors annually a trip for the
State FFA Champion Dairy Judging
Team to the National Dairy Cattle Con-
gress, Waterloo, Iowa.
The Florida State Department of Agri-
culture, Doyle Conner, Commissioner,
sponsors annually a trip for the State
FFA Livestock Judging Team (beef and
swine) to the American Royal Livestock
and Horse Show in Kansas City, Mis-
The Florida Ford Tractor Company
and the Ford Tractor Dealers of Flor-
ida, realizing the need for well-
trained operators of tractors and tractor
equipment, will award six new Ford trac-
tors in 1964 to six chapters, to be used
for a period of twelve months as an edu-
cational tool in teaching farm mechanics
and improving the Supervised Farming
Programs of chapter members.
Dairy Cattle
Dairy cattle must be in assigned places
at the Fair no later than midnight, Mon-
day, February 3, 1964. Judging starts
at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 4.
The Florida Jersey Cattle Club will
present a special plaque to the exhibitor
of the Champion Jersey female.
The Holstein Association will present
a model cow to the exhibitor of the Cham-
pion Holstein female.
The Florida Dairy Products Associa-
tion will present a trophy to the Premiere
Exhibitor in the FFA Division.
Beef Cattle
FFA Beef Cattle will be on exhibit the
second week of the Fair, February 10-15,
inclusive. Beef animals must not be
brought to the State Fair grounds until
after 5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 9,
1964, and must be in place no later than
midnight on February 9.
Judging will begin at 9:00 a.m., Mon-
day, February 10. Animals will be re-

leased after 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Febru-
ary 15, and must be off the Fair grounds
no later than midnight Saturday, Febru-
ary 15, 1964.
The Florida Brahman Association will
present special plaques to the exhibitors
of the Champion Brahman bull and
Champion Brahman female.
The Florida Angus Association offers
plaques for the Grand Champion Angus
bull and for the Grand Champion Angus
The Florida Cattleman magazine spon-
sors an annual award to the top FFA
showman entering and showing his own
animal in the 1964 Florida State Fair.
The Florida Hereford Association of-
fers plaques for the Champion Hereford
bull and for the Champion Hereford fe-
The Hillsborough County Cattlemen's
Association offers a trophy to the out-
standing FFA Beef herdsman based on
cleanliness of herd, stalls and aisles, the
neatness and deportment of exhibitor, and
promptness in getting animals into the
Show Ring.
The American Shorthorn Association
will add 20 per cent to the premiums paid
by the Florida State Fair in the FFA
division of the Shorthorn competition.
The Florida Shorthorn Breeders As-
sociation offers special awards or trophies
to the exhibitor of the Champion Short-
horn bull and for the Champion Short-
horn female.

Fat Stock Show and Sale
Many Future Farmers are preparing
steers to show at the Tenth Annual Flor-
ida Fat Stock Show and Sale, sponsored
jointly by the Agriculture Committee of
the Greater Tampa Chamber of Com-

merce and the Florida Cattlemen's As-
Animals will be entered on Tuesday,
February 4, and will be on exhibit until
they are sold on Friday, February 7, at
1:30 p.m. Judging will take place at 1:00
p.m., Thursday, February 6.
Many premiums and awards will be
given for the Grand and Reserve Cham-
pion of the show in each division, along
with the first five winners in each class.
There will be special Herdsman and
Record Book awards.
All animals entered will be eligible for
the Florida Table Beef Contest spon-
sored by the Florida Retail Federation
and the Greater Tampa Chamber of
Commerce. All carcasses grading prime
on the rail will receive an additional
premium of $10. Numerous special
awards will also be presented.

Poultry Eggs Rabbits
Numerous awards will be presented to
FFA exhibitors of poultry and eggs.
There will be special Youth Poultry and
Egg Judging contests for those exhibiting
at the Florida State Fair.
The State Champion FFA Poultry and
Egg Judging Team will receive a trip
to the American Royal Livestock Show
and Horse Show in Kansas City, which
is sponsored annually by the Florida
State Department of Agriculture.
Then there are awards of $25, $20, $15,
$10 and $5 in the FFA Poultry Judging
Contest and $10, $7.50 and $5 in the Egg
Judging Contest.
The Pillsbury Company, Wm. E. Lav-
inghousez, Manager, Orlando, Florida,
will present a trophy to the winning FFA
Poultry Judging Team.
The Florida Egg Commission will
award a special trophy to the winning
FFA Judging Team.
A rotating trophy will again be pre-
sented in the Youth Rabbit Show by the
State Department of Agriculture. Cash
prizes, ribbons and Special Awards will
also be given top ranking entries.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1964

State FFA Exhibit at the National FFA Convention.

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booths and exhibit materials.
Besides grooming and showmanship
contests, there were judging contests in
dairy, beef, and poultry. Of the ten FFA
chapters having judging teams Franklin
Jr. of Tampa won first place in all three.
Miss Diane Barwick of Pinecrest High
School was selected as Harvest Queen
and was crowned by Miss Tampa. Ma-
yors and Honorary Mayors of the county
were judges.
The officers and directors of the Hills-
borough County Junior Agricultural Fair
are deeply grateful to the good people of
Brandon who contributed so generously
of their time and money to make the
youth fair a success.

Hillsborough County Junior Agricultural Fair, November 7-8-9, 1963.

Successful Hillsborough County

Junior Ag Fair Held at Brandon

1963 Hillsborough County Junior Agri-
cultural Fair Officers. Left to right: Vice
President, Fern McIntosh, 4H; President,
Jimmy Cuthbertson, FFA; and Secretary,
Lollie Kovach, FHA.

THE HILLSBOROUGH County Junior Agri-
cultural Fair, which was held at Brandon
for the first time on November 7-8-9,
1963, was considered by all concerned as
the best and most largely attended of
any of the fairs which have been in op-
eration for the past fifteen years.
Sponsored by the Civic Clubs and
Chamber of Commerce of Brandon and
held under 15,000 square feet of tent
space with the football stadium used to
seat the crowd for the horse show, jump-
ing frog contest, talent show, and queen
Over eighty registered dairy and beef
animals were shown and a dozen fat
steers besides 150 coops of poultry and
rabbits. The youth exhibits included five
twenty-foot FFA, one FHA and one each
of 4-H Girls and 4-H Boys. Fifteen edu-
cational commercial exhibits contributed
S to the learning experiences of the esti-
mated 5000 youth visiting the fair. All
school children were admitted free.
The Tampa Electric Company, in a
separate tent, gave regular shows demon-
strating, proper artificial respiration and
heart massage with movies on life saving.
The flower show, sponsored by the Gar-
den Clubs, was outstanding. Over $2500.00
in prize money was paid out to youth ex-
hibitors and 1500 rosettes and ribbons.
Prize money was given by the Hillsbor-
ough County Board of Commissioners and
the Commissioner of Agriculture, Hon-
orable Doyle Conner; the Hillsborough
S County Board of Public Instruction con-
tributed toward rentals of the uniform
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Above are shown a portion of the thousands of young FFA and FHA members who attended FFA Day at the Florida State Fair in Tampa where they saw several outstanding men receive the Honorary State Farmer Degree.

Florida State Fair in Tampa to Feature Annual FFA

Day on February 8, 1964

SDan C. Stowe, vice president of Herman
Thomas D. Bailey, State Superintendent Sausage congratulates Reece Powell on
of Public Instruction, addressing Future having the reserve grand champion steer
Farmers and guests during FFA Day at Tampa, while auctioneer J. W. "Bud-
ceremonies at the Florida State Fair. dy" Clark looks on.

Meet your friends in the Grandstand!
UPON ENTERING the State Fair Grounds,
go directly to the Grandstand for registra-
tion, the special FFA Day Program and
to renew acquaintances.
Before the program starts, group lead-
ers will be labeled and stationed at inter-
vals in front of the Grandstand. Mem-
bers of the Dairy Judging Teams will be
told when to move out to their respective
groups, which will go directly to the
Mayo Livestock Pavilion. After the pro-
gram, group leaders for the livestock
judging contest (beef cattle and hogs)
will be stationed in front of the Grand-
stand and members of the judging teams
will be told when to move out to their
General information for judging teams:
For each chapter, three boys will com-
pose a team in livestock judging. There
will be no substitutions in any of the con-
tests after judging begins.
Each group will be given a total of ten

General Program Chairman, H. E. Wood, State Supervisor, Agricultural Education
Master of Ceremonies, Fred Whitelaw, Jr., Inverness, State President, Fla. Ass'n, FFA

8:00 -Admission and Registration
8:00- 9:00-Entertainment: Ft. Meade FFA State
Champion String Band and Jerry Bass,
Madison, State Champion Harmonica
9:00- 9:05-Invocation and Salute to the Flag
9:05- 9:15-Organizing Dairy Cattle Judging Teams
9:15- 9:20-Presentation of Egg Judging Awards--
Homer Hunnicutt, Jr., Member of the
Executive Committee, Fla. Egg Commission
9:20- 9:25-Presentation of Poultry Judging Awards by
William E. Lavinghousez, Manager, Pills-
bury Company, Orlando
9:25- 9:30-Presentation of State Poultry and Egg
Judging Award, Hon. Doyle Conner, Com-
missioner of Agriculture, State of Florida
9:30- 9:35-Presentation of Grand Champion Winners in
FFA Livestock Show, Hon. Doyle Conner,
Commissioner of Agriculture, State of Fla.
9:35- 9:40-Welcome Address, Carl D. Brorein, Presi-
dent, Florida State Fair Ass'n

9:40- 9:45-Introduction of Guests, H. E. Wood, State
Adviser, FFA and David Herndon, Lake
City, State Vice President
9:45- 9:50-Greetings, Honorable Thomas D. Bailey,
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
9:50- 9:55--Presentation of Honorary State Farmer
Degree by the State Officers of the Florida
Association, FFA
9:55-10:00-Presentation of Naval Stores Awards,
Downing Musgrove, Manager, American
Turpentine Farmers Ass'n, Valdosta, Ga.
10:00-10: 05-Presentation of "Mechanizing Florida Agri-
culture Awards," G. H. W. Schmidt, Pres.,
Florida Ford Tractor Co., Jacksonville
10:05-10:15-Entertainment, Miss Joy DeBartolo, De-
Land Chapter, State FFA Sweetheart
10:15-10:25-Organizing Livestock Judging Teams
10: 25-12: 00-Judging Livestock

1:00- 6:00-Attending Auto Races, Visiting Agricultural
and Commercial Exhibits

minutes for general inspection and offi-
cial placing of each of the four entries in
each class. Explicit instructions will be
given group leaders in Tampa before the
judging begins.

Gonzalez, Paxton, Palatka, Ocoee, Avon
Park and LaBelle Chapters were awarded
a new Ford Tractor in the 1963 Mechan-
izing Florida Agriculture Program. Cen-
ter: (left to right): M. E. Twedell, Mana-
ger, F lori da State Fair Association,
Tampa; H. E. Wood, State Supervisor,
Agricultural Education, Tallahassee; G.
H. W. Schmidt, President, Florida Ford
Tractor Company, Jacksonville; Doyle
Conner, State Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, Tallahassee, and T. E. Hancock,
Ass't. General Sales Manager, Florida
Ford Tractor Company, Jacksonville.


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Lots more in '64!
New attractions! New exhibits!
Remodeled buildings! The Fair
offers more in '64! You'll see
new and colorful arrays of
Florida's harvest bounty from
groves, ranches and farms...
Impressive displays from Flor-
ida's industrial, commercial
and educational assets...
Championship RCA Rodeo...
The 18th Florida Electrical Ex-
position . Action-packed
auto races and thrill shows
... Women's World New!
...Juried Arts and Crafts ex-
hibition... Florida Interna-
tional Center with exhibits
from many lands. See the Fair
often see it all!

Championship |

FEB. 10-15
See America's top cowboys
vie for honors. in rough,
tough championship rodeo
competitionI Bronc busting,
brahma bull riding, calf
roping and other exciting

FEB. 4-10:00 a.m. Youth Egg
FEB. 5-10:00 a.m Poultry
Judging-Youth Show
FEB. 6-10:00 a.m. Youth
Rabbit Judging
1:00 p.m. Fat Stock
FEB. 7- 6:00 p.m. FFA Poultry
Team Judging
1:00 Fat Stock Sale
7:30 p.m. Parade of
Dairy Champions
FEB. 8- 9:00 a.m. FFA Team
Judging-Dairy, Beef
and Swine
FEB. 10-9:00 a.m. Youth Beef
Cattle Judging
FEB. 13-5:00 p.m. Parade of
Beef Champions
Seats now -
Write Florida
State Fair,
P.O. Box 1231,
for convenient
order form.

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The Hastings State Champion Judging,
Grading and Identification Team which
placed second in the National. Left to
right, John Dennis, Adviser, Lou Fortner,
Jimmy Floyd, Dick Irvin, James M.
Stephens, Assistant Vegetable Crop Spe-
cialist, Agricultural Extension Service.
The boys, placed 4th, 5th and 6th high
individuals in the Nation of the FFA
Division. They received their expenses
from the Florida Power and Light Com-
pany and each one won a maroon NJ.V.
G.A. Jacket, a gold filled N.J.V.G.A. pin,
and a red rosette ribbon.

N. J. V. G. A. Notes
ATTENDING THE National Junior Vege-
table Growers Association Convention in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 8-
12, were the State Champion Judging,
Grading and Identification team from
Hastings, and the State Champion Vege-
table Producers from Pinecrest
The Hastings team composed of Lou
Fortner, Jim Floyd and Dicky Irvin,
along with their adviser, John C. Dennis,
placed second in the Nation. The com-
bined team score was only 62 points (out
of a total possible score of 3,450) from the
winning team from Indiana. Fortner was
tops for Florida (4th place FFA indivi-
dual in the nation), Floyd, 5th place and
Irvin (6th place). Each of these three
boys won a maroon NJVGA jacket, a
gold filled NJVGA pin and a red rosette
ribbon. The expenses of these boys were
taken care of by the Florida Power and
Light Company.
Most of Kenneth Jameson's expense
money to attend the Convention was fur-
nished by the State Department of Agri-
culture, Doyle Conner, Commissioner.
The name of the organization was
changed from N.J.V.G.A. to National
Junior Horticultural Association.

National Safety Congress
AT THE National Safety Congress, held in
Chicago October 27-30, 1963, the Florida
Association, F.F.A. was represented by
State President Fred Whitelaw; Santa
Fe Chapter representative Jimmy Emer-
son; Quincy Chapter representative Tom-
my Smith; Winter Haven Chapter advisor
L. Warren Harrell and Area Advisor F.
L. Northrop. Jimmy Emerson, assisted
by Fred Whitelaw, presented to the youth
group an excellent discussion, illustrated
by slides, on "Home Drug and Chemical
Aids Safety."
Expenses for the trip were paid by Na-
tionwide Insurance. George M. Tewks-
bary, their Safety Education Specialist,
took excellent care of the comfort and
guidance of the F.F.A. representatives
from the various sections of the United
States. Gene Brown, Farm Department,
National Safety Council, provided leader-
ship for the organization and conducted
all of the youth activities.
On Sunday evening, under the Chair-
manship of Kenny McMillan, Immediate
Past National F.F.A. President, the
youth group enjoyed a vespers and get
acquainted meeting.
The highlight of Monday's program
was the annual meeting of the National
Safety Council attended by approximate-
ly 10,000 persons. The size and interest
of this group headed by The Honorable
Howard Pyle, an outstanding leader and
speaker, was very impressive. At this
opening session of the Congress the youth
group, including a very large number of
F.F.A. members, was recognized by
Chairman Pyle. Miss Gayle Gillen, 4-H
member from Sparta, Tennessee, gave an
address in which she discussed the im-
portance in relation to safety of changes
in environment.
Monday morning the F.F.A. represen-
tatives were guests of Nationwide Insur-
ance Companies, for a breakfast which
was presided over by Douglas M. Fergu-
son. Superintendent of Safety, Personal
For Tuesday's breakfast all youth
groups were guests of the Farm Equip-
ment Division, Allis Chalmers Manufac-
turing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
with Carl W. Schuster, their special
Group Liaison Supervisor, as host. He
stressed the need for imagination, ideas
and initiative.

Memorial to David

Application for a Charter as a non-profit corporation has been
made for the Winter Haven Senior High School Memorial Fund,
which is being established in honor of David Brengle, former State
FFA President who was killed in an automobile accident last sum-
mer. The fund is being established as a memorial to David "in
recognition of his exceptional achievement and contribution to the
community." Funds raised will be used to assist worthy students
through scholarships, grants-in-aid and loans to secure a higher

After the Tuesday afternoon session,
some time was set aside for a review of
the hundreds of exhibits on safely. In
the evening a tour of "Chinatown" and
downtown Chicago was provided.
Wednesday morning all of the F.F.A.
representatives and their advisors assem-
bled for a session to evaluate the Congress
activities and make further plans. Again
Kenny McMillan presided and National
F.F.A. Executive Secretary Paul Gray
worked with the group.
At noon on Wednesday there was a
luncheon for youth delegates and leaders
at which all attending delegates received
a nice "participation certificate." Kenny
McMillan presided and C. Wesley Dane,
Professor of Health and Safety of Indiana
University spoke on the subject, "We
Challenge You." He emphasized the fact
that we are continually challenged from
birth and must develop a philosophy of
life. This is also true in the field of
safety. A philosophy that allows a per-
son to take risks can only be justified
when these risks are necessary for the
things that are especially valuable to
themselves and to humanity. This speak-
er stated that "a child becomes an adult
when he knows whether he should say
'yes' or 'no.'
Talks, panels, skits, demonstrations,
films and discussions were used in present-
ing the youth groups information re-
garding the following additional subjects:
Fire Prevention; Traffic Safety (seat
belts); Water Safety; Home Safety; Safe-
ty, A Way of Life; Partners in Safety;
Chemical Safety in Agriculture; Tractor
Use Safety; Gun and Rifle Safety; and
Implementing Programs on Local Level.
Throughout the youth sessions of the
Congress, milk breaks were provided cour-
tesy of American Dairy Association for
both morning and afternoon sessions. Mrs.
Laderer and her husband, Frank E. Lad-
erer, Director of Safety for Nationwide,
provided, courtesy of that company, soft
drinks, potato chips, pretzels, etc. each
afternoon in a special "hospitality room"
open from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and located
in the hotel in which our F.F.A. groups
were staying.
During the Congress top award win-
ners in the 1963 Safety Film Contest were
shown. Several films of special interest
to our group are given below:
"Drinking and Driving"--Aetna Life
Affiliated Companies.
"Safety Belt for Susie"-(16 mm)
Charles Cahill and Associates.
"Stay Alive"-(16 mm) AAA Founda-
tion for Traffic Safety.
"The Warning Bell" (16 mm) A Com-
munity's Attitude Toward Accidents-Na-
tionwide Insurance.
"Pulse of Life" (16 mm) Resuscitation
Methods-Pyramid Film Producers.

ZEPHYRHILLS Future Farmers are cooper-
ating with the PTA of East Elementary
School in a plan to landscape the school
grounds. At a recent meeting of the PTA,
chapter members John Wintersteen and
Ronnie Carroll presented details of the
plan and the group voted to spend $100.00
to help defray the cost of the project.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1964

North Florida Fair
THE F.F.A. and 4-H Club members were
featured in a special program of activities
at the North Florida Fair, Saturday, No-
vember 22nd. More than four hundred
Future Farmers, representing twenty-six
chapters in the "Big Bend" area, were
present to participate in a Farm Judging
Contest and the special program during
which awards were presented to mem-
bers for outstanding participation.
Winning ribbons and cash awards for
chapter exhibits in the fair were: Blue-
Crawfordville, Quincy and Tallahassee-
Rickards; Red-Havana, Tallahassee-
Leon; Tallahassee-Cobb-Raa; Sopchoppy
and Greenville. White-Pinetta and Mon-
In the Breeder Hog Show, Grand
Champions were shown by: Duroc Boar
and Sow, Tommy Newsome, Jennings;
Landrace, Board and Sow, Warren
Hatcher, Malone; and Spotted Poland
China Boar and Sow, Larry Hatcher,
Gregory Hale, Malone, exhibited the
FFA Grand Champion Barrow and Van
Bryant, Greensboro the Reserve. The
two barrows were sold for 370 per pound
to the Industrial Savings Bank and
Suber and Johnson of Tallahassee.
Van Bryant, Greensboro, outstanding
record in the Hog show with his accom-
plishments in Swine production and show-
ing, earned him the fourth Annual Flint
River Mills Award of $100.
Seven FFA Chapters (Greensboro,
Greenwood, Jennings, Malone, Quincy,
Tallahassee-Leon and Tallahassee-Rick-
ards) participated in the Sears FFA Hog
Show for awards presented by the Talla-
hassee Sears Store.
Monticello, Mayo and Madison rated
first, second and third in the Farm Judg-
ing and Contest which had twenty-six
teams competing.
Qualifying to participate in the State
Poultry and Egg Judging Contest at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa were:
Blountstown, Santa Fe at Alachua,
Greensboro, Lee, Monticello, Tallahassee-
Leon and Tallahassee-Rickards.

Left to right: Charles E. Sisler, Route 2,
Box 91, Terra Alta, W. Va. (Terra Alta
Chapter, FFA, Terra Alta High School)
North Atlantic Regional Winner, $200;
Jerry Lawrence, Route 2, Box 136, Bowl-
ing Green, Fla. (Wauchula Peace River
Chapter, FFA, Hardee County High
School) Southern Region Winner, $200;
Mike Star, Poison, Montana (Polson
Chapter, FFA, Poison High School)
Pacific Region Winner, $200; Larry Dale
Hudkins, Route 1, Raymond, Nebraska
(Waverly Chapter, FFA, Waverly Cons.
High School) National Winner $250.
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F.F.A. Shorts
THE AMERICAN Cyanamid Company has
granted the Turkey Creek FFA Chapter
a "no charge" lease on 150-acres of pas-
ture land. J. L. Simmons, one of the
chapter's advisers says that the chapter's
herd of 55 purebred Angus cattle will be
kept on the pasture. The land includes
65-acres which the chapter had leased
from the previous owner of the tract. If
the lease on this land had not been se-
cured, the chapter would have had to
dispose of a major portion of the Angus
herd which includes four champions from
the State FFA Beef Cattle Show at the
1963 State Fair in Tampa.
The purebred, registered herd of Angus
cattle owned by the Turkey Creek FFA

Chapter has made the National spotlight.
The herd was recently rated and classi-
fied by S. E. Anderson, Classifier for the
American Angus Association. Most of
the herd scored between 85 and 90 points
out of a possible 100. Records show that
only one percent of all the Angus cattle
in the United States and Canada have
rated 90 points or better. The objective
of the AAA, of which the Turkey Creek
Chapter is a member, is to recognize and
promote herd improvement of the Angus
breed. Scoring is based on General Ap-
pearance (30 points), beef character (50
points) and breed quality (20 points).
(See Florida Grower and Rancher mag-
azine of November 1963, on page 14 is
carried a very interesting feature story
about the Turkey Creek FFA Chapter.)



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Stoup Named Chairman
FFA Foundation
Sponsoring Committee
CURRY W. STOUP, Coldwater, Ohio, Pres-
ident of the New Idea Division, Avco Cor-
poration, has been named to serve during
1964 as chairman of the Sponsoring Com-
mittee for the Future Farmers of America
Foundation, Inc.
The FFA Foundation is the organiza-
tion which provides funds for award pro-
grams to stimulate higher achievement
among vocational agriculture students
throughout the nation. Some $180,000 is
spent for this purpose each year. Mr.
Stoup's principal responsibility as chair-
man of the Sponsoring Committee will
be to contact potential fund donors dur-
ing the coming year. He will be assisted
by L. W. Moore, President of the Ameri-
can Oil Company, Chicago, Illinois, who
will be the Sponsoring Committee's Vice
Chairman for 1964.
Mr. Stoup succeeds J. W. Keener of
Akron, Ohio, President of the B. F. Good-
rich Company.
Currently, about 400 business and in-
dustrial companies, organizations, and
individuals make annual contributions
to support the FFA Foundation program.
Stoup's election took place during a din-
ner meeting of the donors, held in con-
junction with the 35th Anniversary na-
tional convention of Future Farmers of
America at Kansas City, Missouri. Both
New Idea and the American Oil Company
have been substantial contributors to the
FFA Foundation for many years.
Mr. Stoup is a past director and co-
founder of the Southwestern Ohio chap-
ter of the American Association of Ad-
vertising Agencies; President of the Lake-
field Airport Authority, Mercer County,
Ohio; member of the President's Advis-
ory Committee at Miami University, Ox-
ford, Ohio. He is also a director of the
Farm Equipment Institute and a mem-
ber of its Executive Committee, as well as
a director of the Central State Bank of
Connersville, Indiana.

Results Florida FFA Teams'
National Judging Contests
AT THE National Dairy Judging Con-
gress, Waterloo, Iowa, September 30-Oc-
tober 1, 1963, the Florida Association was
represented by the Ocala Chapter Dairy
Judging Team, composed of Hale Stancil,
Jimmy Driggers, Gary Colson as alter-
nate, Marvin Shepherd and Chapter Ad-
viser, M. C. Roche.
In Dairy Products Division, the team
and members won Participation Certifi-
In Dairy Cattle Division, the team won
Honorable Mention. Individual placings
were: Hale Stancil, Silver Emblem; Jim-
my Driggers, Honorable Mention and
Gary Colson, Participation Certificate.
National Meats Judging Contest, Kan-
sas City, Missouri, the Florida Associa-
tion was represented by the Palatka FFA
Chapter. The team was composed of:
Paul Usina, Richard Rich, Layton,
Faulkner; Larry Icenyour as alternate
and Roger J. Ussery, Adviser. The team
received a Bronze Emblem Award. Paul
and Richard received Bronze Awards and
Layton received an Honorable Mention
The Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua,
Poultry Judging Team won a Bronze
Emblem Award. The team members
were: Howell Parrish, Glen Busby, Bill
Shaw, Charles Davis as alternate and Ad-
viser, Kenneth Lee. Individual placings:
Glen won a Silver Emblem; Howell and
Bill won Bronze Emblem Awards.
National Livestock Judging Contest-
The Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua won
the Silver Emblem Award. The team was
composed of: Carlton DeLoach, Johnny
Emerson, Russell Taylor, Kenneth Young
as alternate and the Adviser, Kenneth
Lee. Individual placings, Carlton and
Russell won Silver Emblems and Johnny
won the Bronze.
Livestock Showmanship Awards, pro-
vided for boys who show outstanding
ability in showing and holding livestock
during the National FFA Contest. Ken-
neth Young, alternate on the Livestock
Judging Team won the Gold Emblem

Seated left: J. K. Stern, Pres. AIC., Fred
D. Whitelaw, Jr., Pres. Fla. FFA, Dr.
Marshall O. Wathins, Dir. of Extension,
Univ. of Fla. Standing, left: Alvin Town-
send, S. L. Brothers, Jr., Advisor, Pat
Parrott, and Ray Williams, Pinetta FFA.

Jimmy Finley Dies
After Long Illness
(Jimmy was the Alabama State winner of
the S.A.L. Forestry Award)
SELDOM HAS the town of Grove Hill been
saddened as it was by the illness and
death of Jimmy Finley. His death oc-
curred at the Grove Hill Municipal Hos-
pital after long weeks of critical illness.
When it became apparent many months
ago that he had an incurable malady, his
family made available to him the very
best treatment that medical science could
offer. However, it was all to no avail and
this beloved young man succumbed after
having made a gallant fight.
Jimmy was a farmer by choice and
achieved many honors in this profession
when he attended Clarke County High
School. Among these were State Farmer;
American Farmer, State FFA Forester,
Vice President of the Grove Hill FFA
Chapter, delegate to State FFA Conven-
tion and attended National FFA Conven-
He was awarded the title of Tree Farm-
er by the Soil Conservation Service; was
a delegate to Boys State and was also an
Assistant Scoutmaster at one time.
He was of a gentle nature and was
loved by everyone with whom he was
associated. He loved the woods and was
never happier than when roaming his
fields and forests west of town.
Young boughs of pine, cut from trees
he had planted, were most appropriately
used in the funeral service held in the
Grove Hill Methodist Church. The
church was filled to overflowing by
friends and relatives.

Livestock Improvement
THE 1963-64 winners in the Livestock Im-
provement Program-Beef-Cattle spon-
sored by the Sears Roebuck Founda-
tion are:
Receiving purebred heifers of their
choice-Turkey Creek, Suwannee at Live
Oak, Wimauma and North Marion at
Reddick. Other winners, Ft. Pierce, $50;
Chumuckla, $35: White Springs, $25;
Sanford-Junior. $15; Williams at Live
Oak, $10 and Graceville, $5.

Youth Luncheon
ATTENDING THE Florida Council of Farm-
er Cooperatives Annual Youth Luncheon
in Tampa were: J. K. Stern, President
A.I.C.; Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr., President,
Florida Association, FFA; Dr. Marshall
O. Watkins, Director of Extension Serv-
ice, University of Florida; Alvin Town-
send; S. L. Brothers, Jr., Adviser; Pat
Parrott: Ray Williams of the Pinetta
FFA Chapter.
The Pinetta FFA Chapter won the
State Cooperative Activities Contest spon-
sored by the Council and attended the
National Meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1964

Now Is The Time
-For the top second-year member in
each Chapter to send his Chapter Farmer
Application to the state office so that his
certificate and pin will be presented at
the chapter banquet or some other special
-For the State Farmer Applications to
be submitted to the Area Supervisor,
along with the story and bust photo of
the candidate.
-For the American Farmer Applica-
tions to be sent to the State Executive
Secretary for checking prior to making
the final copy.
-Complete plans to attend and par-
ticipate in the activities at the Florida
State Fair in Tampa.
-Complete plans for your Naval
Stores Project in 1964, and submit your
entry forms to the State Office by Feb-
ruary 1, 1964.
-Complete your Farm Mechanics and
Farm Electrification Application, Type
and send to Area Supervisor by March
1, 1964.
-Complete plans to participate in the
State Meats Judging Contest at the Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, March
6, 1964.
-To re-check your Dairy Farming,
Field Crops and Soil and Water Manage-
ment Award Applications to be submit-
ted to Area Supervisor by March 15, 1964.
-To get ready to compete in the Coun-
ty and State Land Judging Contest at
Marianna, April 3-4, 1964.
-To keep the wood fires out-com-


Congressman Congratulates Future Con-
stituent-The Honorable Don Fuqua,
Member of Congress, offers his congratu-
lations to Randy Fisher of Blountstown
as the 1963 state FFA forestry winner
from Florida. In the photograph above
(left to right) are A. P. Wimberly, Dis-
trict Freight Agent, Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Company, Tallahassee, Randy
Fisher, Congressman Fuqua and Fred
Ward and Lamar Jones of Blountstown,
young Fisher's Vocational Agriculture
teachers. The forestry program is spon-
sored annually by the Seaboard Railroad
in cooperation with the State Department
of Education and the Florida Association
of Future Farmers of America.

plete your work in Forestry and submit
your application for the Seaboard Air
Line Railroad Award and the Rayonier
Scholarship by April 1, 1964.
-Put the finishing touches on your
Public Speaking Manuscript in the chap-
ter contest, submit three copies to the
Sub-District Chairman by April 10, 1964
and participate in the Sub-District Con-
test, April 17-18, 1964.

New FFA Chapters in Florida
TWELVE NEW Chapters have been added
to the Florida Association, FFA this year,
though four were discontinued. This is
a new high of 178 chapters in Florida.
The four chapters that were discon-
tinued this year are: Escambia Farms,
Tallahassee-Junior, Ocala-Silver Springs
and Bradenton Walker-Junior.
The twelve new chapters for 1963-64
District II: Blountstown-Junior; Talla-
hassee Cobb Junior; Tallahassee Raa-
District IV: New Smyrna Beach-Jun-
ior; Ocala-Fort King; Ocala-Osceola;
District V: Haines City-Junior; Largo-
Seminole; Turkey Creek-Junior;
District VI: Sarasota-Junior; Sarasota-


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Future Farmers of America from the Baldwin FFA Chapter won $250 first prize in
St. Regis Paper Company's 1963 School Forest Contest. Left to right are: Doug
Carter, sentinel of the chapter; Emery Stokes, president-elect; Joseph S. Jones, for-
ester of the Southern Woodlands Division of St. Regis who presented the check; Ron-
nie Jones, chapter president and R. E. Jones, chapter adviser.

1963 Winners in Foresty Contest

THE BALDWIN Chapter FFA, was
presented the First Place Award of $250
for the best school forest in 1962-63,
school year, by Joe S. Jones, Forester
with the St. Regis Paper Company,
Jacksonville, at a dinner at the Voca-
tional Agriculture Teachers' Conference
at Daytona Beach, July 11, 1963.
The Baker FFA Chapter was runner-
up, winning the $100 Award; the Blounts-
town Chapter was third, winning $75;
the Brooksville Chapter was fourth, the
Lake Weir Chapter at Summerfield,
fifth and the Ft. Pierce Chapter sixth.
Each of these chapters was awarded $50.
The St. Regis Paper Company of
Jacksonville and Pensacola sponsors
this FFA Chapter Forest Contest each
year. The entries are judged and ranked
in order with an award being made in
each of the six FFA District in the
State. The $250 award to Baldwin Chap-
ter, Adviser, R. E. Jones and Ronnie
Jones Chapter president, is for a trip
to the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City in October of this year.
The Baldwin Chapter Forest was se-
lected the winner because of the over-
all job of forest management and the
participation of the FFA boys in carry-
ing out their plan of activities for the

1962-63 school year. Their management
plan of the forest included maintenance
of fire lines and construction of access
roads, reforestation of land by planting
pine seedlings, harvesting and marketing
of pulpwood and cross-ties. Other activ-
ities included work on a fish pond and
adjacent picnic area and demonstration
plots of use of fire in the forest. In addi-
tion, the members of the chapter built
pallets and cut the timber in the pulp-
wood sale.
The inspecting team of C. M. Lawr-
ence, Area Supervisor of Vocational Ag-
riculture Department of Education, Joe
S. Jones, Forester with the St. Regis
Paper Company and Morris W. Mc-
Clure of the Florida Forest Service
praised the Future Farmers for their
continued work in Forestry.

MOORE HAVEN Future Farmers are grow-
ing ten acres of sugar cane as a chapter
project this year. Adviser Wade Shivers
reports that the cane is up to a good
stand. Local individuals and firms are
helping by donating seed and fertilizer
and assisting the chapter in getting into
the suger cane co-op on a participating
member basis.


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Florida Boy Among
Winners in Competition
A FORT PIERCE, Florida, boy is among the
award winners in the 1962-63 edition of
the annual school shop arc welding com-
petition sponsored by the James F. Lin-
coln Arc Welding Foundation. Grady
Aycock of 4401 Avenue D, won a fifth-
place award of $50 for the hound builder
which he entered in the agricultural edu-
cation division. The project was built
a part of the shop program at Dan Mc-
Carty High School under instructor John
Wetmore. All teachers of vocational ag-
riculture should receive this information
and also announcements regarding the
$15,000 Arc Welding program for school
shop students. The State Supervisor
hopes that more teachers of vocational ag-
riculture will get interested in submitting
entries, since there is much welding done
in our vocational agriculture shops
throughout the state. Congratulations to
John Wetmore, Fort Pierce Agriculture
Teacher and Grady Aycock of the Dan
McCarty High School.

Farm-City Week
Winners Announced
MARION COUNTY'S widely diversified ag-
riculture was pointed up recently with
the announcement of the top three prize
winning exhibits in the FARM-CITY
WEEK Window display contest. First
place winner was a beekeeping exhibit
prepared by the Lake Weir FFA Chapter
and shown in a window at the Commer-
cial Bank in Ocala. Second place went
to the North Marion FFA Chapter with
a gum farming exhibit in the Ocala shop-
ping center. Third place was won by
Thoroughbred Farm Managers with a
display on raising horses. Cash awards
were made to winners at an Ocala Ki-
wanis Luncheon honoring farmers of
Marion County. Senator L. K. Edwards
was speaker for the day, telling of his
European tour last summer with a party
headed by Agriculture Commissioner
Doyle Conner.

Notes of Local
FFA Chapters
A PROGRAM aimed at encouraging farmers
to produce more veal to meet market
demand was introduced by the Paxon
FFA Chapter to the Jacksonville Area
Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Com-
mittee at a recent meeting. Fifteen calves
will be raised on the school farm and five
members will raise calves at their homes
in rural Duval County. "This is a pilot
project which we hope will be both profit-
able and educational for the boys and
for farmers in this section," George Bus-
by, Paxon Vocational Agricultural Teach-
er, told a joint luncheon meeting of the
FFA Chapter and the Chamber Commit-
tee. A need for more locally produced
veal was reported by John S. Cayce, Jr.,
regional sales manager for a National
Dairy Firm. "The largest portion of veal
consumed in Florida is shipped in from
New York," he said.

THE FOLLOWING item is quoted from the
October 1963 issue of Florida Angus
News: "Our Youth Committee, (Leroy
Baldwin, Chairman, Walter Williams and
Charles Moore) suggested that we give
all Florida 4-H and FFA members the
opportunity just before Jubilee Sale, to
draw lots for two certificates provided by
our Association, worth $100 each, applica-
ble only against the purchase of a heifer
in this particular sale. This was ap-
proved by the Directors, so tell your 4-H
and FFA friends. The Youth Committee
also proposed at least one Junior Angus
Field Day in 1964." The Jubilee Sale
referred to above is to be held at Palmetto
on April 24. Leroy Baldwin, the Youth
Committee Chairman, is a former mem-
ber of the Ocala FFA Chapter and holds
the American Farmer Degree. He is now
an Angus breeder.

THE NEW Corn Production Champion of
Baker County is Tim Starling, President
of the Baker County FFA Chapter at
Macclenny. Tim produced 139 bushels
per acre, a new corn yield record for the
County. The previous high was 117
bushels. The young Future Farmer cred-
its his high yield to hybrid seed, ample
fertilizer of the proper analysis and use
of the best known cultural practices. The
corn growing contest is sponsored annual-
ly by the Baker County Farm Bureau,
with cash prizes being donated by several
fertilizer companies through their local

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TWENTY-SEVEN members of the Marianna
Chapter participated in the 1963 corn-
growing contest sponsored by the Mari- _ _
anna Kiwanis Club. The winner this
year is David Thompson, a second-year
member of the Chapter, with a yield of
118 bushels per acre. The four top win- ()
ners in the contest, along with their
fathers, were guests of the Kiwanis Club
at a recent weekly luncheon meeting.
David gave a report on his corn project
and received a cash award of $35.00. Sec-
ond place winner received $25.00; third
$10.00; fourth $5.00.

Farmers of America were well represent-
ed at the annual Governor's Conservation
Awards banquet in Miami, sponsored by
the Sears Roebuck Foundation and con-
ducted under the auspices of the Florida
Wildlife Federation. W. M. Scruggs,
Jr., Vocational Agriculture Teacher at
Lake Weir, received the award for "Adult
Guidance of Junior Conservation Efforts."
Jerry Lawrence, member of the Peace
River FFA Chapter at Wauchula, was
named Junior Conservationist. Jerry
was also the state winner of the FFA
Foundation Soil and Water Management
Award and was recently selected as
Southern Regional winner. He received
this award at the National FFA conven- 'oy
tion in Kansas City.

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FORTY ACRES of timberland near Baldwin
has been leased to the Paxon High School
Vocational Agriculture Department, it
was announced recently. George Bus-
by, Paxon Vocational Agriculture In-
structor, said the land will be leased for
an indefinite period from the St. Regis
Paper Company. He said the terms of
the lease will require that 25 percent of
any profits realized to be used to improve
the land. The remaining 75 percent will
be contributed to the treasury of the
Paxon chapter of the Future Farmers of
America, he added. The land will be
used to teach forestry course to Paxon
vo-ag students. The lease-signing cere-
monies were held at the Paxon High
vo-ag building.

Local FFA Chapter News
THE ALACHUA County School Board has
obtained from the General Services Ad-
ministration, Washington, a 175-acre tract
of land located about two miles east of
the County Courthouse. Approximately
400 junior and senior high school stu-
dents enrolled in Vocational Agriculture
in five schools in Gainesville will receive
practical training on the land. Accord-
ing to County Superintendent E. D. Man-
ning, Jr., $10,000 is available in the cur-
rent budget for initial work in setting up
five educational projects on the site:
Cropland, pasture, forestry, conservation
and a headquarters area.

HARRY LYON, member of the Bonifay
Chapter, won first place in a speaking
contest, sponsored by the Holmes Coun-
ty Fair. His topic was "What Freedom
Means to Me." Harry will be remem-
bered as the winner of the State Star
Greenhand Award in 1962-63, for which
he received a trip to the National FFA
Convention, along with his Adviser, D. E.

THE JAY High School FFA Chapter was
started January 2, 1930. They are now
enjoying occupancy of a new agricultural
classroom and shop building. Alton Har-
rison, Adviser, and his Chapter members
last year moved into this new, modern
facility. They have over 15 major power
tools, as well as numerous hand operated
instruments for use in practical instruc-
tions in jobs that might be encountered
around the farm. The Press-Gazette of
Milton on September 19th had a feature
article with six interesting pictures of
activities of the Jay FFA Chapter. The
State Adviser wrote a letter commending
the Jay Chapter Adviser and members
on getting this type of publicity and rec-
ognition through their county newspaper.

awarded a Certificate of Merit in the
Farm Shop Safety Program. They fin-
ished color coding their farm shop in
compliance with the Agricultural Color
Code. The award was made by the Na-
tional Safety Council in cooperation with
the Thor Research Center for Better
Farm Living.

BROOKSVILLE FUTURE Farmers were given
well-deserved recognition in a recent
issue of the Brooksville Sun-Journal,
which carried a feature article on work
the boys are doing in their chapter forest.
The news article, accompanied by five
action pictures, was written by news re-
porter Bell Land and published under a
column headed "I Bet America." It em-
phasized the importance of developing
human resources and skills as an aid in
conserving our natural resources.

Six FUTURE Farmers from the vocational
agriculture department at the new Sem-
inole High School in Pinellas County,
were each given an Angus Feeder Steer
in ceremonies held recently on the 55-
acre pasture located at the new school.
The steers are being sponsored by the
Largo Kiwanis Club, Seminole Rotary
Club and Springtime Kiwanis Club of
Clearwater. The steers will be grown
out by the six members and exhibited in
various fairs and livestock shows.

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