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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
Physical Description: v. : illus. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
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Place of Publication: Kissimmee Florida
Frequency: quarterly
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Numbering Peculiarities: Volumes for 1956-1957 both numbered v. 17.
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SPRING, 1964

SSuccessful FFA Day at
The Florida State Fair

36th State Convention

Champion Judging Teams

C: l*T.s

Future Farmer Week-Governor Farris Bryant and State School Supt. Thomas D.
Bailey discuss Future Farmer Week plans with State President Fred Whitelaw, Jr.
of Inverness. Future Farmer Week was observed by 9,700 vocational agriculture stu-
dents in Florida schools.

Attend Your Chapter Meetings

Atlanta Hosts

Southern Safety

ATTENDING THE 25th Southern Safety
Conference and Exposition in Atlanta,
Georgia, were Fred Whitelaw, Jr., State
FFA President, Inverness; Jim Giles,
State FFA Vice President, Auburndale;
Margaret Gates, Tallahassee, Bonnie
Cowart, Vero Beach State Officers of the
F. H. A.; Mrs. Joyce Williams, State
Executive Secretary Florida Association,
FHA and A. R. Cox, State Executive
Secretary, Florida Association, FFA.
Each of these girls and boys had a
special part in the Safety Program, with
the theme, "State's Youth Safety Council
As an Instrument for Coordinating and
Promoting Youth Safety Activities."
The State Department of Agriculture
donated funds for financing transporta-
tion and expenses for this annual Future
Farmer activity.
Also attending the Southern Safety
Conference and participating in the Farm
Safety section of the program were: John
Lee, Turkey Creek FFA Chapter; Wil-
liam Brock, Tampa-Chamberlain High
and his adviser, R. V. Hill and D. A.
Storms, County Coordinator, Hillsbor-
ough County at Plant City.
The 26th Southern Safety Conference
and Exposition will be held in Tampa,
Florida, February 28 to March 2, 1965.

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ON MARCH 1, 1964, Florida Ford Tractor
Equipment Company ceased to exist but
a new organization, Florida Tractor
Equipment Company, was created to
continue as a distributor of farm imple-
ments, tractors and light industrial equip-
ment. It is fitting that this editorial re-
view the history of one company and
forecast the future of its successor.
Florida Ford Tractor Company opened
its doors as a distributor in Florida on
July 1, 1947. It had ten employees, a few
thousand square feet of rented warehouse
space, a young but eager staff and deal-
ers in some communities in the State. One
of our first aims was to actively partici-
pate in every possible FFA program and
over the years, you gave us the privilege
of joining with you in the Mechanizing
Florida Agriculture Award, the Farm
Mechanics Award, the Tractor Driving
Contest, the Fish Fry at Daytona Beach,
and other activities as they occurred.
Although our company shared with
you some of its funds and talents, we
want you to know that we have never
considered ourselves as sponsors or givers.
To the contrary, being a vital part of
Florida FFA activities has always been a
source of enjoyment, encouragement and
satisfaction to all of us. We have had the
privilege of working with the youth of
our state, have avidly followed their suc-
cessful careers and you give us an ever
fresh example of the strength of Ameri-
can youth and their determination to
work for success in their chosen careers.
Yes, the past 17 years have been success-
ful, enjoyable and memorable.

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 Spring, 1964

Now it is the dawn of a new day. A
successor operation, Florida Tractor
Equipment Company, starting as modest-
ly as Florida Ford did, stands on the


threshold of its future. Every one of the
small but dedicated staff of this new com-
pany are veterans of Florida Ford. We
look to the future with confidence. We

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:

The Road to Success
By G. H. W. Schmidt, President,
Florida Tractor Equipment Company, Jacksonville, Florida

expect to succeed, grow, prosper and
most important of all, perform a vital
function for Florida Agriculture.
You can very readily compare us to
your own careers as you finish your FFA
and educational activities. You also stand
on the threshold of your future. If you
have prepared yourself well, if you have
the real desire to get ahead, if you have
the perserverance to stick to your goals,
if you are willing to serve others without
thought of personal gain, fame or possible
inconvenience, then your success and
your future happiness is an absolute cer-
We feel this way about the future that
lies in store for us. We have undying faith
in our success. We hope you feel this way
about your future. So let's join hands and
go down this road of success together.

1964 F.F.A.
Naval Stores Award
RANDY SHELTON, 16 year old Blountstown
High School Senior who holds the Chap-
ter Farmer Degree, was declared the
winner of the Sixth Annual State Future
Farmers of America Naval Stores Award,
which was presented on FFA Day at the
Florida State Fair by Downing Musgrove,
Manager, American Turpentine Farmers
Association Cooperative, Valdosta, Geor-
gia. Randy gum farmed 215 faces. During
the year, he chipped 15 times and dipped
8 times, getting 5 barrels of gum, which
he sold for $144.45. Randy and his Voca-
tional Agriculture Teachers, Lamar Jones
and Fred Ward, will receive a check in
the amount of $250.00 to defray their
expenses to the 1964 National FFA Con-
vention, to be held in Kansas City. Also,
Randy Shelton received $5.00 as Chapter
Emery Stokes, of the Baldwin Chapter,
Harlow Abbott, Mayo, Donald Cook,
Vernon, each were awarded $25 savings
bonds as District winners, and $5.00 as
Chapter winners. Also, Wayne Ellis,
Baker Chapter received $5.00 as Chapter
Members of the inspection team -
Norman R. Hawley, Program Supervisor
of the USDA Forest Service, Naval
Stores Program; Ralph Clements, Naval
Stores Research Specialist, Southeast
Experiment Station; A. R. Cox, State
FFA Executive Secretary and Morris
McClure, I & E. Branch Assistant, Flori-
da Forest Service, made the final judg-
ment. Those members interested in the
Naval Stores Program should see their
FFA Adviser about an entry blank, as it
is time to plan and put into operation
their program for 1964, so that they will
be eligible for and receive similar awards
at the State Fair in Tampa in 1965.
The contest is made possible through
the courtesy of the following organiza-
tions: American Turpentine Farmers As-
sociation, Nelio Chemicals, Inc., The
Newton Company of Florida, the Lang-
dale Company, Stallworth Pine Products
Company, Lerio Corporation and Taylor,
Lowenstein and Company.

The Cover Massive log is rolled by two contestants at FFA Forestry
Field Day, Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Teams of two, using cant hooks, worked
against the stop-watch, rolling log to given mark, and return. Other contests tested
forestry skills and the vocational agriculture students from Northeast and North
Central Florida. See article on page 6.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. XXV, No. 2
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.

Bobby Hebb poses Challenger's Royal
Lady Mary, his FFA champion Jersey
cow at Tampa.

Richard Brinson exhibits Dixie Com-
mander's Princess, his FFA champion
Ayrshire cow at Tampa.

F.F.A. Participation in

1964 Florida State Fair

in Florida have much to be proud of
through their participation in the Florida
State Fair in Tampa, February 4-15, 1964.
February 4th, the beginning of Dairy
Cattle Week, twelve chapters (38 mem-
bers) had sixty-three entries and were
awarded 28 blue, 25 red, and 10 white
ribbons. Showing the Grand and Reserve
Champions by registered breeds, respect-
ively, were: Ayrshire Richard Brin-
son, Franklin-Tampa and Larry McCran-
ey, Kathleen; Guernsey William W.
Casey, Largo and Wayne Wiggins, Plant
City; Holstein Clifton Lyon II, and
Harry Lyon, Bonifay; Jersey Bobby
Hebb, and George Cochran, Bartow. Wil-
liam Casey, Largo won the Showmanship,
Terry Reagan, Bradenton won the Fitting
and Showing, and the Bartow Chapter
received the Dairy Herdsman Award. Pat
Cockrell, Kathleen Chapter, won the
Florida Dairy Products Association Pre-
miere Exhibitor Trophy in the FFA Di-

Doyle Conner, State Commissioner of Ag-
riculture, Tallahassee, with the FFA ex-
hibitors of Champion Livestock at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa. Left to
right: Harry Lyons, Bonifay; Bobby
Hebb, Bartow; Conner; Pat Cockrell,
Kathleen; Wayne Wiggins, Plant City
and William Casey, Largo.

Cason, Wildwood, and Bruce Collier,
Chamberlain-Tampa, exhibited the best
dozen white and brown eggs in the show.
Glenn Ehlers, Zephyrhills had the best
exhibit of poultry and the best bird in the
show and received the Florida State
Poultry Association Trophy.
The Santa Fe Senior Chapter Poultry
and Egg Team, consisting of Kenneth
Young, Charles Kelsey and James Pettit
were State winners. Their advisers are
Kenneth Lee and F. D. McCormick.
Winning the Pillsbury Trophy as the
high team in Poultry Judging was the
Santa Fe Junior Chapter (Bobby Shaw,
Tom Shaw, and Freddie Hitchcock.) Re-
ceiving the Florida Egg Commission
Trophy as the high team judging eggs
was Hialeah (Ray Sears, Wayne Barber,
Chip Byrd) adviser, B. G. Cromer.
Participating in the Dairy Cattle and
Livestock Judging Contests were 321
teams from 161 chapters.
ners in the Fat Stock Show in each class
Class I Glenn Cunningham, Ocala
Chapter, Grand Champion of the FFA
and Reserve Grand Champion of the
show. This 1,024 pound Hereford steer
was purchased by Herman Sausage Com-
pany for 88 cents a pound.
Class II Danny Bowen, Haines City,
Reserve Grand Champion of the FFA.
This 974-pound Angus Steer was pur-
chased by Publix Super Markets for 51
cents per pound.
Class III Bernard Kirkland, Jr.,
Kathleen Chapter, 845-pound Hereford
Steer. Boyd Moore, Chamberlain-Tampa,
exhibited the winning Class I Carcass
which then won the Reserve Grand Cham-
pion Beef Carcass in the Youth Show,
winning a trophy and $100.
Other FFA winners in Carcass Contest
were: Charles Palmer, Lakeland, second,
$50 and Douglas Knechtel, Southeast,
Bradenton $25.00. In Class II Bernard
Kirkland, Kathleen, first $100.
F. F. F. DAY: A record number of Fu-

ture Farmers and gests were present for
the FFA Day Program.
Receiving the Honorary State Farmer
Degree were: John Barnes, Area Conser-
vationist, Marianna; Joel Evers, General
Supervisor Secondary Schools, Wauchu-
la; George W. Jenkins, President, Publix
Super Markets, Lakeland; Charles H.
Moore, Jr., Manager, Dundee Ranch,
Lutz, and T. Wilson Sparks, Agricultural
Manager, Florida State Fair, Tampa. The
following awards were presented:
Mechanizing Florida Agriculture: New
Ford Tractors to Paxton, Jasper, Santa
Fe, Kissimmee, Ft. Pierce, and LaBelle
Naval Stores Awards: District Award,
$25 Savings Bond and Chapter Award, $5
to Randy Shelton, Blountstown; Emory
Stokes, Baldwin; Harlow Abbott, Mayo
and Donald Cook, Vernon; also, Wayne
Ellis, Baker, received $5 as Chapter win-
ner. State Winner, $125 cash; Randy
Shelton and his advisers, Lamar Jones
and Fred Ward, $125.

Cattle Show Twepty-one chapters (29
members) had sixty-seven head on exhibit
and were awarded forty-six blue and
twenty-one red ribbons. Showing the
Grand Champion aid the Reserve Cham-
pion, by breed respectively, were: Angus
bulls Lynn Nicely, Lake City and
Charles Renfroe, Turkey Creek fe-
males: Ronald Gibbs, Gonzalez and Lynn
Nicely, Lake City; Hereford bulls-

Clifton Lyon II exhibits Eunice Candy
Hill Top, his FFA champion Holstein
cow at Tampa.

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FFA Champion Guernsey cow at Tampa,
Clear Spring's Royal Jilla, is posed by
Owner Bill Casey.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1964

George Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce and
Charles Jenkins, Kathleen females:
Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce, and Ber-
nard Kirkland, Kathleen; Shorthorn
bull Wayne Wiggins, Plant City.
The Beef Cattle Showmanship Contest
was won by Lynn Nicely, Lake City. The
Beef Herdsman Award was presented to
David Byess of the Horace Mann, Junior
Chapter at Brandon.
The State FFA Exhibit at the Florida
State Fair was prepared and entered by
the collegiate FFA Chapter, under the
direction of Leon Sims, Adviser, Plants
were furnished by the Plant City FFA

Hernando FFA Chapter
Operating Poultry Farm
The F. F. A. Chapter of Hernando
High School, Herschel Terrell, Adviser,
has purchased and is operating a poultry
farm for egg production. The farm was
purchased through a loan from the Her-
nando State Bank and the First Federal
Savings and Loan Association, with com-
plete knowledge and full cooperation of
the County Superintendent and County
Board of Public Instruction. An advisory
committee of three successful poultry
men gives direction to the project. The
main purpose of this project is to teach
the operation and management of a
poultry farm, including marketing of
eggs and hens. The first year of operation
has been very successful. A dedication
ceremony was held February 14, at which
time the Farm Sign was erected and a
financial report given.

Fred Whitelaw, Jr., State FFA President,
presenting the Honorary State Farmer
Degree to Joel Evers, General Supervisor
Secondary Schools, Hardee County, Wau-
chula; Charlie Moore, Manager Dundee
Ranch, Lutz; Wilson Sparks, Agriculture
Manager, Florida State Fair, Tampa and
John Barnes, Area Conservationist Serv-
ice, Jackson County, Mariaan. Not in the
picture was George Jenkins, President,
Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland.

Glenn Cunningham, Tate Chapter at
Gonzalez showed the reserve grand
champion, also the FFA champion in the
Fat Stock Show at the Florida State Fair
in Tampa. His 1024 pound Hereford
steer was bought by Herman Sausage
Company, Tampa, for $901.12.

Leroy Baldwin, Baldwin Angus Ranch,
a former member of the Ocala FFA Chap-
ter, was the exhibitor of the premier
Angus female for the 1963-64 show season.

Brad Culverhouse, Ft. Pierce FFA Chap-
rer exhibiting his grand champion Here-
ford cow at the State Fair.
Florida Future Farmer 5


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although we've doubled our herd."
Concrete barnyards pay in many ways. No feed is tram-
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stay healthier. Vet bills are lower-concrete reduces mastitis
and foot rot. And less cleaning required in the stalls means
that cows get in and out of the milking parlor faster. No
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City; Ronnie Crum
aid Goolsby, Dade C
3. Land measureme,
1st place, New Sir
mey, Macclenny; I
clenny; and Billy F
4. Log sawing -
entry. Winning I
Gainesville, 1st plac
ville, and Brons(
through fourth resp4
5. Log rolling b;
ville FFA Chapter
lowed by Williston
North Marion Chal
Cash awards to
chapters, were presf
Forester and Area
onier, Inc., which

Pulpwood and Sawtimber Volume contest creates frowns of concentration on part of
competitors. Vo-ag instructor at left keeps tally. At right is Nelson Blocker, assistant
district forester, one of the Florida Forest Service field day supervisors.

Forestry Field Day Feature Events

For Many Florida Chapters

FUTURE FARMERS of America from 35
north and central Florida chapters strove
hard to bring recognition and money to
their individual chapters at four separate
forestry competitions during the past
The Forestry Field Days, held near
Gainesville, Madison, and also at Black-
water River State Forest and Torreya
State Park, offered a number of events
for team entries and individual contest-
ants. Field day activities and contest
rules were worked out jointly by the
Florida Forest Service, vo-ag advisers,
and forest industry representatives. Cash
awards for individuals and chapter teams
were made available by St. Regis Paper
Co., International Paper Co., Rayonier,
Inc., and the Buckeye Cellulose Corpora-
Each field day consisted of five con-
tests: estimating pulpwood and sawtimber
volume from standing trees, estimating
heights and diameters, land measuring,
log sawing, and log rolling. Each chapter
selected a forestry team of no more than
four students, and could enter no more
than two boys in a single contest. Contest
winners were judged on total point scores.
The field days helped to stimulate inter-
est in conservation, and in the importance
of Florida's forest resources.
Individual contest winners and team
winners for the four field days are as
Field Day at Austin Cary Memorial
Forest, near Gainesville, March 7:
1. Estimating pulpwood and sawtimber


volume Todd Henson, 1st place, Haw-
thorne; Dan Royster, Williston; Jerald
Goolsby, Dade City; and Jeff Tanksley,
2. Estimating tree heights and diameters
- Tommy Strickland, 1st place, Dade

ney, Macclenny; Jer-
ity; and Dan Royster,

it Jon Rutherford,
yrna; Ronnie Crum-
,eonard Davis, Mac-
ettyjohn, Lake City.
competitionn by team
FA Chapters were
y; Dade City, Brooks-
n chapters second
team entry, Gaines-
took first place, fol-
and Brooksville, with
)ter placing fourth.
winning boys, and
nted by Ben Harrell,
supervisor with Ray-
made cash prizes

Field Day at IMadison High FFA
School Forest, March 14:
1. Estimating pulpwood and sawtimber
volume Winfrec Evans, 1st place,
Greenville; Roger Terry, Branford; Tom-
my Matheny, Madison; and Ray Hughes,
2. Estimating tree heights and diameters
- Winfred Evans, 1st place, Greenville;
Larry Shinkolster, Branford; Marvin
Humphries, Branford; and Joe Morgan,
3. Land measurement Donnie Tuten,
1st place, Madison; Ray Hughes, Monti-
cello; Joe Morgan, Greenville; and Paul
Dampier, Jasper.
4. Log sawing competition by team
entry. Winning FFA Chapters were Mad-
ison, 1st place; Greenville, Branford, and
Lee Chapters second through fourth

Log Sawing Contest is the occasion of much excitement. Time to saw through a
10"xlO" log varied from as little as 30 seconds to nearly four minutes.

Florida Future Fa ner for Spring, 1964

5. Log rolling by team entry. Branford
FFA Chapter took first place, followed by
Lee and Monticello, with Greenville
Chapter placing fourth.
Cash awards to winning boys, and
chapters, were made available by the
Buckeye Cellulose Corporation.
SField Day at Torreya State Park,
March 21:
1. Estimating pulpwood and sawtimber
volume Larry Miller, 1st place,
Blountstown Sr., Randall Prosser, Talla-
hassee, Rickards Chapter; John Cox,
Tallahassee, Cobb; and Randy Shelton,
Blountstown Sr.;
2. Estimating tree heights and diameters
Jerome Jenkins, 1st place, Quincy;
Joe Combs, Bristol; Billy Hatcher, Talla-
hassee, Raa Chapter; and Larry Miller,
Blountstown Sr.;
3. Land measurement Randall Prosser,
1st place, Tallahassee, Rickards; Larry
Miller, Blountstown Sr.; Marion Knight,
Tallahassee, Raa; and Joe Combs, Bris-
4. Log sawing competition by team
entry. Winning FFA Chapters were
Bristol, 1st place; Blountstown Jr.,
Blountstown Sr., and Tallahassee, Leon
Sr., second through fourth respectively.
5. Log rolling by team entry. Blounts-
town Sr. FFA Chapter took first place,
followed by Tallahassee, Leon Sr.; Talla-
hassee, Raa Jr., with Quincy Chapter
placing fourth.
Blountstown Sr. FFA Chapter accumu-
lated the high point score for the day
with a total of 31 points.
Cash awards to winning boys, and
chapters, were made available by the
International Paper Co., and presented
by James Dickinson, IPC forester and
district supervisor.
Field Day at Blackwater River State
Forest, April 4:
1. Estimating pulpwood and sawtimber
volume David McDuffie, 1st place,
Walton FFA Chapter of DeFuniak
Springs; Earl Edwards, also of Walton;
Roger Hendricks, Jay; and Wayne Fos-
ter, Munson;
2. Estimating tree heights and diameters
Eugene Gomillion, 1st place, Paxton;
Wayne Foster, Munson; Alton Nixon,
Baker; and David McDuffie, Walton;
3. Land measurement Jimmy Huckaba,
1st place, Paxton; David McDuffie, Wal-
ton; Larry Johnson, Baker; and Earl
Edwards, Walton;
4. Log sawing competition by team
entry. Winning FFA Chapters were Wal-
ton, 1st place; with Baxter, Paxton, and
Jay second through fourth respectively.
5. Log rolling by team entry. Walton
FFA Chapter took first place, followed by
Baker and Munson, with Jay Chapter
placing fourth.
Walton FFA Chapter accumulated the
high point score for the day with a total
of 44 points.
Cash awards to winning boys, and
chapters, were made available by the St.
Regis Paper Company, and presented by
Alex Duke, forester and forest supervisor
for St. Regis.

Florida Future Farmer 7

FFA Forestry Field Day, at Austin Cary Memorial Forest near Gainesville, featured
five contests, with Florida Future Farmers of America taking part. John Gray, (left)
director, University of Florida School of Forestry, Gainesville, looks on as two voca-
tional students complete their timber volume estimate. In center is Gene Nease,
Florida Forest Service farm forester from Columbia, Union, and Baker Counties.
Reese Snedaker, Lake City, forester and area supervisor for Rayonier, Inc., served as
one of the contest judges.

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June 9-12 at



State President's Call
Once again the time has come when Future Farmers in Florida are looking
forward to the Annual State FFA Convention and Leadership Training Con-
By the power vested in me as State President of the Florida Association
of the Future Farmers of America, I hereby issue a call to all Future Farmers
and friends of the FFA to attend the 36th Annual State Convention and
Leadership Training Conference to be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, June
9-12, 1964.
All chartered chapters in good standing with the State Association,
FFA, and the National Organization are entitled to send two delegates from
the active membership. State Farmer Degree candidates, candidates for
State Office, recipients of various awards and chapter representatives are
urged to be in attendance. I extend a cordial invitation to our many friends
and donors to be with us on this occasion.
The convention has been planned to recognize outstanding achievements,
award degrees, host state contests and execute business. It will be the high-
light of our year's work in FFA. We have already accomplished many out-
standing things during the past year, however, the greatest achievements
still lie ahead of us.
I urge each of you to be mindful of your role in making the convention
a real success. Through cooperation and hard work we can make this event
a most fitting climax for our activities of the past year.
Our theme this year is "Agriculture-Dynamic-Challenging". My fel-
low State Officers and I look forward to seeing each of you and I assure
you that a warm welcome awaits your arrival. Let's look forward with an-
ticipation to make this the best state convention ever held.
State President
Florida Association
Future Farmers of America

Highlights at Convention
Demonstration and Judging Contests Outstanding Speakers
Delegates Luncheon Quartet and Harmonica Contests
Tractor Driving Contest Selection of State Sweetheart
Special Awards Election and Installation of Officers
Parliamentary Procedure Contest Beach Swimming
Public Speaking and Special Luncheons
String Band Contests Annual Fish Fry
Bandshell Program FFA Foundation Awards

Good Luck Future Farmers!
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The National FFA Magazine Committee at the National Conven-
tion, suggested that each delegate take back to their State Con-
vention the proposal that in the future, State dues, National dues,
and the subscription to the National Future Farmer Magazine, be
collected together and that each member who pays State and Na-
tional dues be expected to subscribe to the magazine. The com-
mittee also suggested that the State Conventions take action this
next year on the proposal that the publication of the magazine be in-
creased from six issues per year to ten issues as soon as possible.
The committee requested that the delegates present these items
to their respective states for discussion and action at their State
Convention and that their state delegates to the 1964 National Con-
vention, be instructed to vote according to the State's wishes on the
above recommended changes.

FFA Chapter delegates should come to the State FFA Con-
vention prepared to discuss and vote on this proposal.

We Salute You ...

Not only the agriculture but the nation profits from your training
in the types of individual enterprise fitted to the needs of your
state and community.

250 North Beach Street

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Two Locations
110 S. Ocean St.-945 Volusia Ave.



June 9-12, 1964 Daytona Beach

12:00 noon-State Officers Luncheon
1:30 p.m.-Interviewing State Officer Candidates
2:00 pm.-Registration and Delegates Seat Assign.
7:30 a.m.-Breakfast-District Winners and Their Ad-
visers-Tractor Driving
8:00 a.m.-Judging, Identification and Grading Con-
8:30 a.m.-Demonstration Contests
9:00 a.m.-Tractor Driving Contest
Continued Registration
12:00 noon-Delegates and Advisers Luncheon
3:30 p.m.-Talent Review for Bandshell Program
2:00 p.m.-First General Session
Welcome and Greetings
Roll Call of Chapters
State President's Message
Minutes of 25th Convention
Finals in Demonstration Contest
Nominations for Honorary State Farmer
Nominations for State President 1964-65
Organizing Committees
7:30 p.m.-Second Session
Parliamentary Procedure Contest
String Band Contest
Presentation of Florida Cattleman Asso.
ciation Awards
Presentation of Farm Safety Awards
Presentation of Demonstration and Judg-
ing Awards
7:30 a.m.-Breakfast-Chapter Winners of Farm Elec-
trification Awards and their Advisors.
9:00 a.m.-Third Session
State Highlights
Presentation of State Forestry Awards
Presentation of Rayonier Foundation For-
estry Scho'arship
Annual FFA Report
Presentation of Farm Electrification
Closing Ceremony
11:45 a.m.-Luncheon-Farm Safety Winners
Luncheon-District Sweethearts
1:15 p.m.-Fourth Session
Harmonica Contest
Presentation of Honorary State Farmer
Presentation of Farm Mechanics Awards
Committee Assignments
Committee Meetings
5:30 p.m.-Fish Fry at "Beach Rest"
8:00 p.m.-Bandshell Program
7:00 a.m.-Breakfast-1964 State Farmers going to Col-
9:00 a.m.-Fifth Session
Treasurer's Report
Citrus Awards
Election and Initiation of Candidates for
State Farmer Degree
Address-Hon. Doyle E. Conner, Commis-
sioner of Agriculture
Presentation of State Dept. of Agriculture
11:00 a.m.-First Ballot for PRESIDENT, 1964-65

11:45 a.m.-Luncheon-1964 State Farmer Candidates
and their Advisers
1:30 p.m.-Sixth Session
Presentation of J. F. Williams Memorial
Presentation of Fla. Field Report Awards
Introduction of 1963 American Farmer De-
gree Recipients and Advisers
1964 American Farmer applicants and Ad-
Visiting State Officers
Officers of Youth Organizations in Florida
"Pass-The-Chicken, Pappy" Awards
Presentation of Chapter Cooperative
Address-Jon R. Ford, National Student
Presentation of Scrapbook Awards
Reports of Retiring Vice Presidents
Special Entertainment Joy DeBartolo
State FFA Sweetheart, DeLand
Committee Reports
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.-2nd Ballot for PRESIDENT
5:00 p.m.-Dinner-Members and Advisers of Winning
Chapters in Chapter Cooperative Contest
7:30 p.m.-Seventh Session
Public Speaking Contest
Quartet Contest
Presentation of Dairy Farming Awards
Presentation of Crop Farming Awards
Presentation of Public Speaking Awards
Nomination of Officers (Vice Presidents)
Presentation of Quartet Awards
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.-lst Ballot for Vice Presidents
9:00 a.m.-Eighth Session
Presentation of Florida Bankers Associa-
tion Scholarships
Presentation of Soil and Water Manage-
ment Awards
Demonstration-"Conducting Responsibili-
ties of Chapter President"
Report of Retiring President
Presentation of Standard and Superior
Chapter Awards
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon-2nd Ballot for Vice Presidents
11:45 a.m.-Luncheon-Top District State Farmers,
Their Parents and Advisers
11:45 a.m.-Luncheon-Presidents and Advisers of State
Chapter Winners
1:00 p.m.-Ninth Session
Presentation of District and State Chapter
Contest Awards
Presentation of Special Awards
Address-Hon. Thomas D. Bailey,' State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
District, Area and Star State Farmer Lead-
ership Award
Introduction of New State Officers
5:00 p.m.-Dinner-Incoming and Outgoing Officers,
Past State Presidents, State Award Win-
ners and Other Guests
7:30 p.m.-Closing Session
Honoring Parents of 1963-64 State Officers
Introduction of Past State Officers
Introduction of New State Officers
Selection of State FFA Sweetheart, 1964-65
Presentation of Awards
8:00 am.-Breakfast-New State Officers
9:30 a.m.-Meeting of New State Officers With State
Advisory Committee

SFlorida Future Farmer for Spring, 1964

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Successful FFA Week Held


Dr. J. Clyde Driggers, new President of
ABAC, shown with his wife, Dot and
children: (front) James, (back) Stephen,
Billie Kay, and David.

Dr. Clyde Driggers
New ABAC President
Dr. J. Clyde Driggers has been named as
the President of Abraham Baldwin Agri-
cultural College at Tifton, Georgia. Dr.
Driggers takes office September 1, 1964.
Having graduated from the Hardee
County High School in 1934, then the
University of Florida in 1938 with a B. S.
A. in Agricultural Education, he received
his Ph. D. in Animal Nutrition in 1949.
Dr. Driggers was Professor of Poultry
Husbandry at the University of Florida
from 1955-57. Since that time he has
occupied the post of Poultry Division
Chairman at the University of Georgia in
Professor Driggers is listed in Who's
Who in America and holds membership
in the American Men of Science, Florida
Blue Key, Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma
Delta, and numerous other societies. In
1966 he will be Chairman, U. S. Papers,
at the World's Poultry Science Meeting
in Moscow.
A true Christian gentleman, Driggers
has served the Young Harris Memorial
Methodist Church in Athens, as Sunday
School superintendent and teacher. In
1962 the Driggers family became "Family
of the Year" for the Athens-Elberton
Methodist District. Also, Dr. Driggers is
presently the AGR Southeast Province
Counselor, a Rotarian, and Lt. Colonel in
the U. S. Army Reserve.

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MANY WORTHWHILE activities and pro-
jects were carried out by FFA Chapters
in Florida in recognition of National FFA
Week, February 15-22. Editorials and
news articles appeared in many news-
papers, giving information about the FFA
and Vocational Agriculture. Some exam-
ples of newspaper stories are:
The Zephyrhills News told of a Rotary
Club Program given by the Zephyrhills
FFA Chapter, featuring talks by mem-
bers and music by the Chapter String
The Gadsden County Times described
an Exchange Club Program given by the
Quincy FFA Chapter. The Holmes Coun-

ty Advertiser carried a summary of the
Supervised Practice Programs of the
Bethlehem Chapter's members and told of
the FFA Week activities being carried out
by the Chapter.
The FFA Organization is indebted to
the NEWS MEDIA of Florida for the
coverage given to individual and chapter
achievements and activities. We are also
indebted to the Outdoor Advertising As-
sociation for the 70 Billboard Signs dona-
ted to the FFA Organization in recogni-
tion of National FFA Week.

Attend Chapter Meetings

Santa Fe-Senior State Champion Meats
Judging Team: Ronnie Prentice, Lowell
Parrish and Glen Busby.

A Taste-Honored
Tradition for 'ii
Over 100 Years. i

Meats Judging
Ronnie Prentice, 17 year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. K. Prentice is a junior at Santa Fe
High School. He is presently enrolled in agri-
culture at Santa Fe for his fourth year. He is
a member of the Beta Club, Spanish Club, and
President of his 4-H Club. He was a member
of the State Champion 4-H Poultry Judging
Team in 1962. His 4-H Land Judging Team
placed second in the State Contest in 1963 and
plans to win this year. He plans to attend
Florida College in Tampa, after graduating
from Santa Fe.
Lowell Parrish, 16 years old, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Parrish, is a member of the junior
class of Santa Fe High School. Lowell has
been on the State Land Judging in 1963 of the
Santa Fe Senior Chapter. He has also been on
the State Poultry Team in 1963 from Santa Fe
Senior. He was tied for high individual in
Poultry at the Ocala Junior Livestock and
Poultry Show in 1962. In addition, he has been
on the Parliamentary Procedure Team. Low-
ell has also been on the Vegetable Judging
This year he is Chaplain of the Santa Fe
Senior Chapter. He showed a barrow at the
North Florida Fair, where his barrow placed
fifth in the Carcass Contest.
Presently he has 7 head of Beef cattle and
25 head of Swine for his Productive Enter-
Lowell is a Junior member of the American
Hereford Association. He is also a member
of the Science Club, Beta Club and 4-H. He
is president of his 4-H Club and Vice-President
of the 4-H Club County Council. He placed
Second in 1963, in the State 4-H Gardening
Contest, which he plans to win.
Glen Busby, a member of the Santa Fe Sen-
ior FFA Chapter is 16 and in the junior class
at Santa Fe High School. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Busby.
While at Santa Fe, Glen has been the Junior
Chapter Reporter and the Senior Chapter
Treasurer. He has been on the State Cham-
pion Poultry, Land and Vegetable Demonstra-
tion Teams. The meats team has been his
fourth State accomplishment. He has also
judged Livestock and Dairy. In national com-
petition he received a silver emblem.
In his Supervised Farming Program, Glen
has had two show steers, three Hereford cat-
tle, and 70 head of Poultry. Both of his steers
have paced in the Weight-Gain Contest 4th
and 5th, and this year he was 2nd in the rec-
ord book contest. At the Florida State Fair
he exhibited, 10 leghorn hens, with 1 red and
9 blues.
He is a member of the Beta Club, Spanish
Club, Science Club, and a member of the 4-H
Club for the past 8 years.

Florida FFA Corn
Production Program

Program, sponsored by Jones-Chamber.
liss Company, Jacksonville-Ft. White is
open to all FFA members in the following
counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Col-
umbia, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Lafay-
ette, Levy, Madison, Marion, Putnam,
Suwannee, St. Johns and Union.
Any member in the above counties de-
siring to enter the contest, should see his
adviser about the rules and submitting an
entry by May 1, 1964.

Patronize Our


Results of Sta
Meats Judgin

thirty-three FFA
ed in the state
and Identifying rei
of meats. The h
represent Florida i
Judging Contest i
American Royal I
the National FFA
will receive $350 f
Department of Ag
The results of

te FFA
g Contest

ity-one members from
chapters participat-
contest on Judging
ail and wholesale cuts
gh scoring team will
n the National Meats
i Kansas City at the
livestock Show during
Convention. The team
rom the Florida State
riculture to make the

the contest are listed


Alachua-Santa Fe--Sr. 1st 1839
Glen Busby 628
(2nd high indiv.
Lowel Parrish 603
Ronnie Prentice 608
(4th high indiv.)
Dade City 2nd 1808
Jerald Goolsby 587
Howard Dunham 615
(3rd high indiv.)
Edwin Hines 606
(5th high indiv.)
Sarasota-Riverside 3rd 1749
Scott Chestnut 601
(7th high indiv.)
Richard Wilson 549
David Bixler 599
Blountstown-Senior 4th 1743
Frank Gates 551
Gregory Burkett 624
Marlow Lewis 568
Citrus Inverness 5th 1689
Lakeland 6th 1686
Hialeah 7th 1668
Pinecrest 8th 1664
Bushnell-Senior 9th 1648
Miami-Jackson 10th 1646
Alachua-Santa Fe-Ju or 11th 1611
Bushnell-Junior 12th 1598
Miami-Edison 13th 1595
Gainesville-Senior 14th 1588
Palatka-Junior 15th 1566
Blountstown-Junior 16th 1556
Sebring 17th 1540
North Miami 18th 1532
Ocala-Senior 19th 1525
Bartow-Senior 20th 1463
Wildwood-Senior 21st 1459
Haines City 22nd 1438
Mulberry 23rd 1408
Ocala-Osceola-Junior 24th 1401
Bartow-Junior 25th 1393
New Smyrna Beach-Junior 26th 1358
Haines City-Junior 27th 1356
Ocala-Ft. King 28th 1337
Orlando-Evans 29th 1324
Crawfordville 30th 1291
Monticello 31st 1243
Wildwood-Junior 32nd 1241
Melrose 33rd 1163
Other high-scoring individuals:
1st-Randy Bennett, Lakeland 640
8th-Hale Stancil, Ocala-Sr. 597

Scholarship Awarded

GEORGE T. BARAGONA, a former Vernon
FFA Charter member, and State Vice-
president, was recently awarded a $250
Schippman Scholarship. He is a junior in
agricultural engineering at the University
of Florida, and the award was donated
through the Florida Ford Tractor Com-
pany of Jacksonville.

Florida Future 'armer for Spring, 1964

Dairy Judging
Joe Montgomery: Joe is a ninth grade stu-
dent in his first year of Vocational Agriculture.
He is chapter secretary and has a dairy cow
and calf, beef cow and steer as his productive
enterprises. Joe has been a 4-H club member
for 4 years before enrolling in Vocational Agri-
culture. He is also the only boy on the team
living in rural area and owning a dairy ani-
mal. Joe says that he really didn't learn
dairy selection until actively participating in
dairy judging in his class.
David Hunter: David is a ninth grader in
his first year of Vocational Agriculture. He
is doing a fine job as chapter reporter and
has been a consistent high scorer in his dairy
judging. His productive enterprises include
a truck garden and a fat steer. David is also
active in football and other athletics. His
major interests include a career in commercial
Joe Smith: Joe is also a ninth grade student
in his first year of Vocational Agriculture. He
is chapter chaplain and also a member of the
Soil Judging Team. Joe is active in scouting
and is presently a member of a local explorer
post. Joe plans on attaining a Veterinary
Medicine degree upon graduation from high
Bill Looney: Bill is a ninth grader in his
second year of Vocational Agriculture. He is
chapter Vice-President and includes among his
projects, general truck garden and home beau-
tification. Bill is the alternate on the team
and is therefore eligible to participate in the
National Showmanship Contest while in Water-
loo. He has been a president of his local club.
Bill's future plans after high school include
an agriculture degree from the University of

Results of State F.F.A.
Dairy Judging Contest

THE HIGH SCORING team will represent
Florida in the National FFA Judging
Contest, at the National Dairy Congress,
Waterloo, Iowa. The team will receive
$350 expense money to make the trip,
which is donated annually by the Tribune
Company (Stations WFLA-WFLA-
TV), of Tampa.
The results of the Dairy Judging Con-
test are listed below:

Joe Montgomery
Joe Smith
David Hunter

Alachua-Santa Fe, Jr. 2nd
Chris Hines
Bill Beck
Andy Petitt

Dickie Johnson
Jerry Skinner
Dickie Kelly

Placing Team Score
z 1st 1264.3


3rd 1226.8

4th 1220.4

Alachua-Santa Fe, Sr. 5th
Hialeah 6th
Auburndale 7th
Kissimmee-Junior 8th
Dade City 9th


Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1964

Bucholz Jr.-Gainesville State Champion Dairy Judging Team: Joe Montgomery,
Bill Looney (alternate), David Hunter, W. H. Cake (advisor), and Joe Smith.

Award Winners in Improving Agriculture and Leadership

THE AWARD FOR Improving Agriculture
and Leadership, sponsored by the Future
Farmers of America Foundation, was ap-
proved by Dr. A. W. Tenney, National
FFA Adviser. The amount of this award
is $708.85, and has been split in three
equal parts and awarded to the following

AREA I Munson FFA Chapter to
assist them to set up and operate farrow-
ing pens for the chapter gilts and sows,
for the purpose of teaching the vocational
agriculture students the latest improved




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Gainesville, Florida




Gainesville, Florida

practices in swine management, and also
as a demonstration for the adult farmers
in the community.
AREA II Pinetta FFA Chapter to
establish a fruit orchard which will assist
in the teaching of: planning, planting,
cultivation of fruit trees and harvesting of
fruit by members of the chapter and
adults in the community.
AREA III Mulberry FFA Chapter -
this is a Cooperative Pasture Project
with the Bartow, Bartow-Junior, Fort
Meade and other chapters in the county
that want to participate in furnishing a
place for students in vocational agricul-
ture to keep their livestock if they don't
have sufficient land at home.
At the State Executive Officers Meet-
ing held in Tampa on February 7, 1964,
the officers approved the application of
the Altha and Fort Meade Chapters for
support of their projects.
The Altha Chapter has plans for setting
up a fence post treating plant. The Fort
Meade Chapter will use the money to
assist them in erecting and equipping a
propagating shed.
The Chapters winning second place this
year will receive $236.28 each. The money
is awarded from the interest received on
the Savings Account of the Florida Asso-
ciation, FFA.

USE OF twenty acres of muck land has
been donated to the Lake Placid Chapter
by the owner, Mrs. R. L. Fitzgerald. The
land will be used in growing vegetables
and raising dairy heifers for herd re-

Santa Fe-Senior Chapter members on the
State Poultry Judging Team are: James
Petty, Kenneth Young, Terry English,
Charles Kersey.

My Future In
Florida Agriculture
ONE OF the business sessions at the Flor-
ida Fruit and Vegetable Association's
21st Annual Convention, September 22-
24, 1964, at the Americana Hotel, Miami
Beach, Florida, will be devoted to "Youth
in Agriculture."
In connection with the youth program,
FFVA is sponsoring an Essay Contest
on "My Future in Florida Agriculture."
The contest is open to members presently
enrolled in Vocational Agriculture.
The essay must not exceed 250 words
and must be typed or neatly written in
ink. The essay should be sent to "Essay
Contest," Florida Fruit and Vegetable
Association, P.O. Box 6787, Orlando, Flor-
ida 32803.
The essay must be received by the
FFVA before June 1, 1964. Accompany-
ing the essay should be a Biographical
sheet containing the following informa-
tion: name, home address, school, FFA
Chapter name and name of Vocational
Agriculture teacher.
The winner will receive $100 cash plus
an expense paid trip for him and his ad-
viser to attend the FFVA Convention.
Essays wil be judged on the basis of
originality, logic and content.

Poultry Judging
James Petty, 16 years old, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James L. Petty. He is a member of the
sophomore class and a member of the Santa
Fe Chapter of the Future Farmers of Ameri-
He was sentinel of the Santa Fe Junior
Chapter, and in the Junior Chapter was a
member of the Dairy Team.
He is engaged in his third year of agricul-
ture. This year his projects include 100 head
of chickens, a truck garden, and 2 acres of
He is a member of Spanish Club, Student
Council and an active 4-H Club member for 6
years. He plays football, baseball and track.
In 4-H he has judged Dairy and Livestock.
The Dairy 'ream was 4th in the state this
year and the Livestock Team was first at the
Greater Gainesville Area Steer Show in which
h3 was high individual.
Kenneth Young-17 year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Young of Alachua is a senior at
Santa Fe High School. Kenneth was an alter-
nate on the State winning Livestock Judging
Team of 1963. He was Sentinel of the Santa
Fe Senior Chapter for the 1963-64 school year.
Previous to that, he was chapter chaplain.
Kenneth has been a member of the Parlia-
mentary Procedure Team for the past four
years. This year he has applied for State
Farmer and hopes some day to make Ameri-
can Farmer. Kenneth is a member of the Beta
Club, Spanish Club, and Student Council, and
Baseball Team at Santa Fe High School.
Terry English-16 years old, is a member of
the junior class at Santa Fe High School. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray M. English.
He was Vice President and Secretary of the
4-H Club a couple of years back.
This is his third year in Vocational Agricul-
Terry has been active in several FFA Judg-
ing Teams which include Livestock, Dairy,
and Poultry which won the State this year at
Charles Kersey, 15 year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. Kersey. He is a member of the
sophomore class and a member of the Santa
Fe Sr. Chapter of the Future Farmers of
This year he enrolled in his third year of
Vocational Agriculture. He has shown two
steers in the Greater Gainesville Area Steer
Show and Sale, placing 3rd and 4th in the
Weight gaining contest. He has about 100
chickens in his present farm program. He has
a truck garden every year. In the Junior
Chapter he was a member of the Dairy Judg-
ing Team. He is also a member of the 4-H
Club of which he has held the office of re-
porter, secretary, and president.

Sheriff Hosts Levy Chapter
Sheriff J. W. Turner of Levy County
was host to the County FFA boys at an
annual supper at his Lodge on the Su-
wannee River recently. This annual affair
saw more than 175 boys and guests at-
tending the supper. Barbecue beef from
the Williston FFA Chapter's steer which
the Sheriff purchased at the recent Fat
Steer Show and Sale at Fannin for 44c
per pound was served. The Sheriff said
the amount of food served was 100 pounds
of hamburger, 160 pounds of barbecue, 20
cases of tall soft drinks, 10 gallons pork
and beans, 50 pounds of potatoes in
potato salad. This is just one of the many
efforts that he and his deputies try to do
for the better understanding between the
youth of the county and law enforcement

Honor guest at the 36th Annual State
Convention will be Jon Ford, National
Student Secretary, from Helena Okla-
homa. Jon, a 19-ytar-old Future Farmer,
attended the National FFA Convention
as Star Farmer of the Southern Region
last year. While president of the Okla-
homa FFA Association, he spoke widely
for the FFA and has just returned from
a tour of 10 European countries. His
farming program includes 90 head of beef
cattle and a $40,000 farm of his own.
Until his election, Jon was a student at
Oklahoma State University where he was
sophomore class president and a mem-
ber of Alpha Gamma Rho.

Results of State F.F.A.
Livestock Judging Contest
THE HIGH SCORING team will represent
Florida in the National FFA Judging
Contest, at the American Royal Livestock
Show, in Kansas City. The team will re-
ceive $350 expense money to make the
trip, which is donated annually by the
Commissioner of Agriculture, Florida
State Department of Agriculture.


Placing Team Score

Ken Godfrey
Johnny Brock
Doyle Pumphrey
Jerry Baker
James Faircloth
Garey Kirkland
Dade City
Roger McKendree
Donnie McKendree
James Austin

1st 1961.4

2nd 1925.2

3rd 1923.


Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1964


High Springs, Florida

Compliments of



Manufacturers of
Poultry, Swine & Cattle Feed

High Springs, Florida

Results of West Florida
Steer Show and Sale
FUTURE FARMERS and 4-H Club Members
exhibited 91 individual steers at the re-
cent West Florida Livestock Association
Steer Show and Sale at Quincy, April
7-9, 1964.
Fifty-two individual steers and one car-
lot, or a total of 62 were shown by FFA
members from Malone, Marianna, Greens-
boro, Quincy, Havana, Graceville, Su-
wannee and Williams chapters at Live
Oak, Tallahassee-Leon, Tallahassee-Rick-
ards and Tate chapter at Gonzalez.
The Grand Champion of the Show was
exhibited by Ronald Gibbs, member of the
Tate FFA chapter at Gonzalez.
Ben Castro, Leon County 4-H member,
showed his steer to 4-H Championship
and Reserve Championship of the show.
John Clark, Greensboro FFA Chapter, ex-
hibited the reserve FFA champion. Ron-
ald's champion was sold to Frosty Morn
of Quincy for 75 cents per pound.
In the FFA judging contest, the Wil-
liams chapter at Live Oak Team, consist-
ing of George Townsend, Henry Robinson,
Eliott Scott won first place with a score
of 723 points. Walnut Hill Chapter placed
second with 716 points, and Monticello
third with 645. Other teams in order of
placing were, Greensboro, Havana, Mari-
anna, Tallahassee-Leon, Quincy, Cotton-
dale, Blountstown-Senior, Tallahassee-
Rickards, Cobb at Tallahassee, Raa at
Tallahassee, Grand Ridge, Malone,
Sneads, Graceville, and Blountstown, Jr.
In individual judging, Elliott Scott,
Williams at Live Oak won first place;
James Tyson, Walnut Hill, second; Roger
Barineau, Havana, third; Gary Fulford,
Monticello, fourth and Billy Barineau,
Leon-Tallahassee, fifth.
At the annual barbecue, two Conner
Scholarships of $100.00 each were award-
ed. The FFA scholarship was given to
Vann Edward Bryant of Greensboro,
while Lowell Halstead of Tallahassee,
won the 4-H Scholarship.
Other features of the program at the
barbecue were the awarding of Gain-in-
Weight Contest prizes and the 4-H and
FFA Calf Scramble. Five FFA members
and five 4-H members received $25 each
in the 4-H and FFA Calf Scramble. The
FFA members were, Wayne Brandon and
Wayne Shepard, Greensboro; Billy Ed-
ward Swails, Marianna; Tommy Tullos,
Havana and William Coley, Quincy.
Daniel Coulliette, Marianna FFA
Member won $32.50 as first place winner
in the Gain-in-Weight Contest with a
steer gaining 3.00 pounds per day. Other
FFA members winning awards were:
fourth, Craig McMillan, Quincy; and
fifth, Butch Odom, Marianna.
The awards were presented by James
E. Gormon, Florida Retail Federation.

Attend Your
Chapter Meeting

Florida Future Farmer 15

Commissioner Doyle Conner, State Department ot Agriculture presenting the Flor-
ida Citrus Exposition check of $90 to the Sebring FFA chapter members in the Flor-
ida Citrus Identification Contest. Team members: Tony Albritton, Bill Peeples and
Leroy Pepper. James Giles, State FFA Vice President from Auburndale helped ar-
range the contest. Millard Roe, President of the Florida Citrus Exposition, Inc.
welcomed the Future Farmers at the presentation of the awards.

Results First Florida FFA Citrus Identification Contest

THE FIRST Florida FFA Citrus Identifica-
tion Contest, sponsored by the Citrus Ex-
position in Winter Haven, March 13th,
with nineteen FFA Teams competing.
Winning first place was the Sebring
FFA Chapter scoring 179 points out of a
237 possible, and received an award of
$90 and a plaque from the Citrus Exposi-
tion. The team was composed of:
Tommy Albritton, Leroy Pepper, Bill
Peeples and Adviser, O. T. Stoutamire.
Second place, $50 and a ribbon was the
Dade City FFA Chapter. (Tommy Strick-

land, James Austin, Bryon Gaskin and
Advisers, Floyd Philmon and Omar Ergle.
Third place, $35 and a ribbon Ft.
Pierce; Fourth place, $25 and a ribbon -
Avon Park and fifth place, $15 and a
ribbon, Winter Haven.
High individual scoring 64 points out
of a possible 79 was Leroy Pepper,
Sebring. Second place, Byron Gaskin,
Dade City. A four-way tie for third place,
Tommy Albritton, Sebring, Tommy
Strickland, Dade City and Franklin
Storey and Dwain Hudson, Ft. Pierce.

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Champions in the FFA division, State Land Judging, were: Kenneth Griffin; George Tharpe; Gharod W itefield, Adviser Cot-
tondale Chapter; Wallace Sapp and Alton Hargrove. With them, sixth from left, is John D. Fugua, Chairman of the host Chi-
pold River Soil Conservation District in Jackson County; State FFA president, Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr., Floral City and Harry E.
Wood, State Supervisor of Vocational Agriculture, Tallahassee. (Tampa Tribune Photo)

Results of 5th Land Judging Team

THE COTTONDALE FFA Chapter team com-
posed of George Tharpe, Kenneth Griffin,
Wallace Sapp, Alton Hargrove and their
adviser Gharod Whitfield, took top hon-
ors in the FFA Division of the fifth An-
nual State FFA and 4-H Land Judging
Contest held in Marianna, April 3rd.
The Blountstown team placed second;
Alachua-Santa Fe-Senior, third; Willis-
ton, fourth, and Poplar Springs, fifth.
High individual scorer in the FFA
Division was George Tharpe, a member of
the Cottondale FFA Chapter team. He
made a perfect score. Kenneth Griffin,
Cottondale and Larry Miller, tied for
second place.
A total of 26 FFA teams, representing
Soil Conservation Districts from Baker
to North Miami, participated, including
the following chapters in addition to
those mentioned above in order: Pine-
crest, Sparr North Marion-Senior;
Dade City; Palatka-Junior; Wauchula-
Peace River; Bushnell-South Sumter-
Senior; Jacksonville-Paxon; Avon Park;
Hastings; Ft. Pierce; Winter Haven-
Denison; Branford; Brooksville; Paxton;
North Miami; Mayo; Baker; Trenton;
Starke Bradford; Bradenton Southeast
and Wewahitchka.
The Cottondale FFA Chapter and
Alachua County 4-H teams will each re-
ceive $600 to defray their expenses in
attending the International Land Judg-
ing Contest in Oklahoma City, on April
29-30, 1964.
Awards were provided by the Florida
Association of Soil Conservation Districts,
Television Station, WTVT-Channel 13 of

Tampa and Southern Nitrogen, Inc., Sa-
vannah, Georgia. Art Day, Agricultural
Director of WTVT Station made a 30-
minute documentary film of the event.

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National Youthpower Winner Bobby
Coburn, a 17-year old Winter Haven High
School senior, displays his project, "Nu-
trition Requirements-Farmers or Space-
men," which was good for one of four first
place awards at the National Youthpower
Conference in Chicago. He is the son of
Mrs. C. C. Coburn, of Wahneta and a
member of Winter Haven FFA Chapter.

Winter Have Youth
Wins Top Ho ors at
Youthpower Congress
BOBBY W. COBUR 17-year old Winter
Haven High Schol senior, was named
one of the four national winners at the
National Youthpower Congress in Chi-
cago, Illinois.
He is the son of Mrs. C. C. Coburn and
a member of the Winter Haven FFA
Chapter. His pla s are to continue his
education in the P 1k Junior College.
Coburn's project, titled "Nutrition Re-
quirements-Farmers or Spacemen," was
one of the two top winners in the "Food
'N' Fun" division. The other two win-
ners were in the fpod careers classifica-
Included in the c ntent of Bobby's pro-
ject are such informative features as:
Eating habits of 100 students; eating
habits of 60 teachers; interviews of peo-
ple in food relate careers; an "ideal"
grocery list; and 'ideal" 14-day menu;
and a list of space meals, along with nu-
tritional requireme ts for spacemen.
The project is the result of a combined
group effort-involring other class mem-
bers who contributed to art work, setting
up interviews, typing and correspondence
and shop work.
"Actually," Cobmrn stated, "a good
share of the credit goes to the high
school's vocational agriculture depart-
He initiated the national food project
with a committee o 10-three instructors
and seven student s-who worked with
him until the task was completed.

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