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Title: The Florida future farmer
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FALL, 1964

National FFA Convention

Oct. 12-14. Kansas Cit\, MIo.

FFA Goodwill Tour Held

Ten Floridians Awarded

American Farmer Degree

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FFA Calendar of Events

(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)

Place and Date


Production and Marketing Vegetable Entries State Adviser ....... 1
FFA Poultry and Egg Production Program State Adviser ..... .1
Suwannee River Youth Fair (.0) ..........Fannin Springs .... 1-2
Lafayette County Youth Show ........... Mayo ...............3
Fire Prevention Week (N)................ Local Chapters 4-10
Quarter Horse Show and Cutting.......... Jacksonville .....12-13
National FFA Convention (N) ............ Kansas City, Mo. 13-16
Columbia County Fair (0) ............... Lake City ...... 13-17
Levy County Fair ....................... Williston ....... 13-18
Northeast Florida Fair (S) ................ Callahan ...... 14-17
Inter-State Fair. ........................ ...Pensacola ....... 14-20
Florida Council of Cooperatives Meeting. ... Tampa ......... 19-20
Holmes County Fair .....................Bonifay .........19-24
Jackson County Fair ...................... Marianna ...... 19-24
Suwannee County Fair ........... ..... Live Oak...... 19-24
Florida Cattlemen's Association .......... .Tallahassee .. .14-16
Greater Jacksonville Fair .................. Jacksonville .... 21-31
Volusia County Fair. .................. .DeLand ........ .22-26
St. Johns Cracker Day. ................ Armstrong .......... 24
Liberty County Fair and Youth Show ...... Bristol ........ .... 24
Bay County Fair. .................. .... Panama City .26-31
North Florida Fair (S) ................... Tallahassee .... 27-31
Bradford County Fair ........... ........ Starke ..... 30-Nov. 2
Deadline Chapter Program of Work (S). .Area Supervisor .. .31
Forestry Field Day. .................. ...District VI ...... 31
Membership Dues (S) ................... State Adviser ..31


Deadline-Improving Agriculture & Leader-
ship Applications (S) ................... State Adviser ....... 1
Putnam County Fair .................. . .Palatka ...........2-7
Seminole County Fair .. ........... .Sanford ........ 2-7
Sumter's All Florida Breeder's Show (S).... Bevilles Corner .. .3-7
Florida Hereford Ass'n Bull Sale ......... Ocala ...............4
Quarter Horse Show. .................. .. Palatka .......... 6-7
Hardee County Fair ..................... Wauchula ..... 9-14
Hernando County Fair ..................... Brooksville .10-14
Walton County Fair ....................... DeFuniak Springs 11-14
Deadline Entries Sears Livestock Improve-
ment Program (Beef Cattle) (S) ....... Area Supervisor.... 15
Fla. Farm Bureau Convention ............ .Orlando ....... 15-17
Florida Farm Bureau Meeting ............ Orlando ....... 15-17
Farm-City Week .......................... Local Chapters .20-26


Naval Stores Forestry Program (Final Re-
port) (S). .. State Adviser........1
Deadline-Entries Mechanizing Florida Agri-
culture Awards (S) .. ............ Area Supervisor .... .2
N. J. V. G. A. Convention (N)...........New Orleans... .6-10


Pasco County Fair. ................... Dade City ... .. 12-16
Highlands County Fair. ................... Sebring .... .18-23
DeSoto County Fair. ................... Arcadia .........19-23
Dade County Youth Show ................ Miami ........ 20-24
South Florida Fair & Exposition .......... West Palm Beach 22-30
Manatee County Fair.................. Palmetto ....... 25-30
Southwest Florida Fair. ................... Ft. Myers . 25-30
Southeastern Fat Stock Show & Sale ..... Ocala ..... 29-Feb. 6


Deadline-American Farmer Degree Appli-
cation (S) ............................... Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-State Farmer Degree Application
(S) .......... .. .......... Area Supervisor ....1
Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S) Tampa ........ ... 2-6
F. F. A. Day-Florida State Fair (S)...... Tampa ............ 5-6
Florida State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S) .Tampa ......... 7-13
Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show .......... Kissimmee ..... 17-21
Suwannee River Fair & Livestock Show... Fannin Springs ..18-19
North Florida Livestock Show and Sale ....Madison ........22-23
Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show, Inc.Clewiston ... 22-27
Central Florida Fair. .................... Orlando . .25-Mar. 6
Monroe County Fair. ................. .Key West ............

Event and Type*

MARCH, 1965

Deadline-Farm Electrification Award Appli-
cation (S) ................... ........... Sta
Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S). Sta
Hillsborough County Fair .................. Pla
Martin County Fair. .... ............. ..Stu
Citrus County Fair. .................. .. ..Invw
Polk County Youth Fair .................. Bar
F. F. A. Livestock Show and Sale (A)...... Gai
F. F. A. Livestock Show and Sale (A)....Livi
Florida Citrus Exposition (S) ............ Wil
Better Dairy Pasture Essay .............. Sta
Deadline-Field Crops Award Application (S) Sta
Deadline-Soil & Water Management Award
Application (S) .... .................... Stai
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award Appli-
cation (S) ............................. Stal
Lake County Fair ..................... ... .Eus
Sarasota County Fair ..................... .Sar
Forestry Field Day. ............. ....... .Dis

APRIL, 1965

Deadline-State Forestry Contest (SAL) (S) Stal
State Land Judging. ....................... Hill
West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale. ... Qui
Copies Public Speaking (S-D) ............ Cha
Deadline-National Band (N) .............. Stal
Sub-District Contests (S-D) ............... Cha
Copies Public Speaking (D)............... Cha

Place and Date

e Adviser ...... 1
e Adviser ...... 1
it City ...........
irt .......... 8-13
mess ....... 10-13
:ow .......... 11-12
tesville ..... 12-14
SOak .....
ter Haven . 13-20
e Adviser ... .. 15
e Adviser ..... .15
e Adviser ...... 15
e Adviser ...... 15
is ........... 15-20
sota ....... 22-27
rict III ... .. ..27

e Adviser ...... 1
borough Co. .2-3
icy ...........6-8
rm an ........... 7
e Adviser ..... 15
rman .......23-24
rman ..........27

MAY, 1965

Chapter Coop Leadership Scrapbooks with
chapter accomplishment report............ Are Supervisor ... .1
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest Entries (S) ... State Adviser .......1
Deadline-Chapter Accomplishment Report
(S) ............ ....................... Are Supervisor 1
Deadline-Entries Chapter Forest Contest (S) Sta Adviser ....1
Deadline-Farm Safety Award Application
(S) ..................................... Sta e A adviser ...... 1
Naval Stores Forestry Program Entry (S). .Stale Adviser ..... 1
District Contests (0) ................... .Ch man .........7-8
Copies Public Speaking (A)............... Are Supervisor ... 10
Area Contests (A) .........................Ch rman ..........
Copies Public Speaking (S) ................ Ch man ............
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S) ......Are Supervisor ...15
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S) ......... ..
Selection of Delegates to Forestry Camp (C) Area Supervisor ....31

JUNE, 1965

Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) ............. State Convention .15
Judging, Grading, Identification & Demon-
stration Contests (S) .................... State Convention 15
State FFA Convention (S) (Tentative) .................. 15-18
Special Delegates & Advisers Luncheon (S) Stat Convention .15
Annual Fish Fry (S) ...................... State Convention .16
Bandshell Program (S) ..................... State Convention .16
Judging Entries Chapter Forestry Contest
(S) ..................................... State Advisor .. .14-18

JULY, 1965

State Forestry Camp, Dists. III, V, VI (S).. Canp O'Leno .. 11-17
Vocational Agriculture Teachers Conference
State Forestry Camp, Dits. I, II, III (S) C p O'Leno ...18-24
State Officers Leadership Meeting and
Goodwill Tour ................... ...... ....... ..24-Aug. 6
District I Chapter Officers Leadership Meet-
ing ................................. Pen acola ......... 28

AUGUST, 1965

Tri-State Contests (Public Speaking and
Quartet) ......................... . . Geogia...........
West Florida Dairy Show (A) ............ Child ........... .12
Leadership Training Camp Miniwanca ...... Shelby, Mich. ..16-29

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

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1964

Event and Type*

By Way of Editorial Comment:

THE FUTURE Farmers of America is in-
deed a dynamic organization. Founded
in 1928, at a time when America was yet
a rural society, it adopted as its purpose
the development of agricultural leader-
ship, cooperation, and citizenship. It is
interesting to note that within the span of
one generation, the Future Farmers of
America program has achieved wide-
spread success and national significance
through its service to rural youth. For
those who have observed Chapter, State,
or National Future Farmer activities,
there can be little doubt concerning the
educational contributions of this organiza-
tion to its membership and to society.
It must be recognized, however, that we
live in an age of rapid change. The appli-
cation of science and invention to technol-
ogy has wrought extensive change in the
broad field of agriculture. New and im-
proved techniques of production, pro-
cessing, and distribution of farm products
have combined to increase efficiency and
modify the basic structure of the industry
of agriculture. Indeed, agriculture no
longer consists of row-crop or subsistence
farming. It is now a highly specialized
occupational field applying the latest
scientific developments in plant propa-
gation and animal breeding. Accordingly,
occupational patterns in agriculture have
changed significantly in the past three
decades, and there has been a corre-
sponding change in the competencies re-
quired of personnel for successful em-
ployment in agriculture. The agricul-
tural worker of today is a highly skilled
person whose knowledge of applied sci-
ence and experience related to his special-
ty qualify him for employment in se-

President...Marion C. Riviere Santa Fe, Alachua
1st V. Pres.... ..Lewis Ward, Suwannee, Live Oak
2nd V. Pres., Paul Adams, Lake Weir, Summerfield
3rd V.2Pres....... Brad Culverhouse, Fort Pierce
4th V. Pres................. James B. Wells Jay
5th V. Pres......Bobby W. Coburn, Winter Haven
6thV. Pres.......Mitchell T. Starling, Macclenny
Executive Secretary...... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser.......... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

elected areas of production and process-
ing of products, distribution and service
of equipment and supplies, agricultural
engineering, and research and develop-
ment related to agriculture.
Today, as in the past, the Future
Farmers of America program is contribut-

Dr. Walter R. Williams, Jr.

ing directly and significantly to the pre-
paration of youth for responsibilities in
the field of agri-industry. A program of
work, under the skillful supervision of an

William D. Gunter, Jr., former National
F.F.A. President, won the National
Speak-Up Jaycee Award in the United
States Junior Chamber of Commerce of
1964. The title of his speech, "Service to
Humanity is the Best Work of Life."

advisor provides opportunity for youth
to practice under realistic circumstances
the behavior to be learned. As students
identify goals and select activities through
which these may be achieved, they are
at once involved in the vital process of
planning and organizing useful activities
-and at the same time establish bench
marks by which the effectiveness of their
efforts may be evaluated. Supervised
farming projects likewise provide oppor-
tunity for first hand experience in prac-
ticing recommended procedures in pro-
duction, processing, or distribution of
farm products. Regularly scheduled chap-
ter meetings are conducted by students
where close adherence to accepted par-
liamentary procedure is required. Con-
tests of various kinds including public
speaking, demonstrations, and exhibitions
further extend the range of educational
opportunity to challenge youth.
Thus, the organization provides a dy-
namic program of education which is pur-
poseful and realistic. The Future Farm-
er of America is indeed a vital part of the
total educational effort which is dedicated
to the task of building a stronger America
through education.

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

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1964

FFA-A Dynamic Educational Program

Walter-R. Williams, Jr., Director Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education,
State Department of Education, Tallahasaee, Florida

The Cover According to Southern Regional Star Farmer George
Culverhouse, Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1964 Star Farmer of the South, office work is a very
important part of successful farming. (See page 8 for story.)

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. xXV, NO. 4
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kissimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under the Act of March 3, 1879, at
the Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida. Advertising Representative: Cody Publications, Inc., 847-2801,
Box 1030, 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.




37th National FFA Convention in Kansas City

Will Begin October 12th With Registration

THE 37TH ANNUAL F.F.A. Convention in
Kansas City, Missouri will begin with
registration, October 12. Approximately
200 members and friends from Florida
have indicated that they expect to be pres-
ent to see and meet other Future Farmers
from fifty states and Puerto Rico attend-
ing the National Convention.
Official delegates from Florida will be
Fred Whitelaw, Jr., Past State FFA
President from Inverness and Marion Ri-
viere, State President from Alachua. The
other State FFA Vice Presidents have
been designated as alternates. The two
delegates from each Association form the
Convention's voting body. Three Florida
Future Farmers will participate in the
FFA's "Mail Order" National Band.
Ten of Florida's farm boys will re-

ceive the American Farmer Degree, the
highest degree of achievement offered by
the FFA. Only one member in each 1,000
may receive the degree. It is given for
outstanding achievement in farming and
rural leadership. Each American Farm-
er receives a gold key, certificate and a
$125 check from the National FFA Foun-
dation. The American Farmer Candi-
dates from Florida are: George H. Cul-
verhouse, Jr., Fort Pierce; Archie Wil-
liam Gaylord, Jr., Branford; Rodney
Hammond, Winter Haven; David Tal-
madge King, Jasper; Richard Noel Parra-
more, Qu:ncy; John B. Sargeant, Jr.,
Lakeland; Barney Joseph Stephens,
Santa Fe, Alachua; Thomas Leonard
Thorn, Paxton; Hubert Larry Walker,
Mulberry; Fred D. Whitelaw, Inverness.

George Culverhquse, Jr., has been se-
lected as the Star Farmer of the Southern
Region and will be competing with the
other Regional winners, Merlin Hamil-
ton, Queen Creek, Arizona; Lyle F. Niel-
sen, Creighton, Nebraska and Don Carl-
ton Tyler of Conneautville, Pennsylvania
for the Star Farmer of America title and
George's father will receive the Honor-
ary American Farmer Degree and his
mother and wife, Iiene will receive special
Also receiving the Honorary American
Farmer Degree will be D. A. Storms, Sr.,
County Coordinator, Hillsborough Coun-
ty in Plant City. Three Florida FFA
Chapters have entries in the National
Chapter Awards Program and will have
representatives in Kansas City to hear
the results of the r efforts and receive
their awards. The chapters are: Santa
Fe at Alachua, Fort Pierce and Paxton.
Brad Culverhouse, Fort Pierce, 1964
Star State Farmer and winner of the
Mid-States Steel Award, will carry the
State Flag in the ceremony on Thursday
night featuring pre entations of the 1964
Star Farmer of America Awards. John
W. Wetmore will be attending since he
received the Southern Nitrogen Company
and Florida Nitrogen Company Award as
Adviser of the Star State Farmer. The
other two Area St r Farmers, Joe John-
son, Havana and D vid Fugate, Santa Fe,
and the three District Star Farmers,
James Wells, Jay, pouglas Prevatt, Pier-
son and David Michael Clark, Bartow,
will also be in attendance as winners of
the Southern Nitrogen and Florida Nitro-
gen Leadership Awards for 1964.
John D. Odom, III, Bradford Chapter
at Starke, 1964 Star Green Hand Farmer
along with his Adviser, Paul C. Hutchins
and the six District Star Green Hands;
Theron F. Russ, III, Vernon; Stephen
Yodor, Blountstown; Freddie Hitchcock,
Santa Fe Chapter at Alachua; Kent Rich-
ard Crakes, Apopka; Larry Parker, Bran-
don and Ronnie Durrance, Wauchula,
also will be in attendance through the
sponsorship of Doyle E. Conner, Commis-
sioner of Agriculture.
Emery Stokes of Baldwin FFA Chap-
ter, winner of the State Forestry Contest
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Company, and his Adviser, R.
E. Jones, will be attending the conven-
tion through the arrangements of R. N.
Hoskins, General Fqrest Agent, Seaboard
Air Line Railroad Company.
On October 10th, Emery will leave for
Richmond where he will join R. N. Hos-
kins and other state winners from the
Southeast on a tout including Williams-
burg, Virginia, Cincinnati, Ohio and St.
Louis, Missouri, before going to Kansas
Randy Shelton, Blountstown, winner of

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1964

Call for National Convention

National President of the Future Farmers of America, I am issuing a call
for all State Associations to send delegates to the 37th National Conven-
tion which will be held in the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri,
October 14-16, 1964.
This year, your convention has planned to serve as an especially inspir-
ational and informative experience for all in attendance. A Vespers Pro-
gram will provide a fitting introduction on Tuesday evening, and the con-
vention will embrace a matinee performance of the American Royal Live-
stock and Horse show. Offering many highly respected personages and
inspirational speakers, the convention sessions are planned to execute bus-
iness, recognize outstanding achievements, demonstrate and promote lead-
ership training, elect new officers for next year and to leave every Future
Farmer and adult with a renewed dedication to the Aim and Purposes of
the FFA.
All chartered State Associations in good standing with the national or-
ganization are expected to send two official delegates and two alternates
from the active membership. It is urged that official delegates arrive in
Kansas City in time for the 10:00 a.m. delegate registration and for the
Officer-Delegate Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13. Con-
vention committees will be announced and will meet immediately following
the luncheon. State Associations should also have in attendance at the
convention those candidates recommended for the American Farmer De-
gree, candidates for national office, those members who are to receive
awards and others who have official business at the convention.
Local chapters are encouraged to send representatives to the national con-
vention. Any local chapter of the FFA is entitled to have a maximum of
six, or 10% of the total membership, whichever is the greater, of carefully
selected members to attend the convention, provided they come to Kansas
City with properly competed official registration cards, bearing the sig-
natures of the chapter adviser and school principal or superintendent. This
number does not include national or regional award winners, members on
official status, such as band, judging team, Courtesy Corps, ushers or
special program participants.
The 37th Annual National Convention will be the highlight of our FFA
year. I urge all Future Farmers who will attend the convention to be pre-
sent for all sessions from Wednesday morning, October 14th through Fri-
day evening, October 16th. With the help and cooperation of all present,
our convention can be a great success. I look forward to seeing you in
Kansas City.
Nels J. Ackerson
National President

the 6th State Naval Stores Award, spon-
sored by the Naval Stores Industry, will
attend the National Convention, along
with his advisers, Lamar Jones and Fred
Ward. John C. Capps, President of the
Blountstown Chapter, along with Advis-
ers, Lamar Jones and Fred Ward and
some members of the chapter will be at-
tending as State winner of the Chapter
Forestry Contest sponsored by the St.
Regis Paper Company.
The Marianna Livestock Judging Team
composed of Ken Godfrey, Rona Foran,
Billy Swails, and Alternate, Dan Coul-
liette, with their Adviser, R. F. Toole,
will represent Florida in the National
Livestock Judging Contest.
The Santa Fe-Senior Chapter Meats
Judging Team, composed of Glen Busby,
Lowell Parrish and Ronnie Prentice with
their Advisers, Kenneth Lee and F. D.
McCormick and Alternate Grier Wells
will represent Florida in the national com-
petition. Also a Poultry Judging Team
from this same chapter composed of Ken-
neth Young, James Petty, Charles Kersey
and Alternate Terry English will repre-
sent Florida in the national competition
through the sponsorship of the State
Department of Agriculture in the na-
tional competition.
Van Bryant, Greensboro FFA Chapter,
will be attending the convention as the
4th Annual winner of the Flint River
Mills Award as the outstanding FFA
Swine Exhibitor in the North Florida
Fair last November.
Featured on the Talent Program will
be the Zephyrhills String Band. Members
of the band are: Henry Hill, Tommy
Dodd, Denver Hiott, Jimmy Lindsey,
David Hutchinson and Jack Vincent.
Attending the convention as winners
of special awards from the State Depart-
ment of Agriculture are Aubrey Lewis
Ward, Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak;
Eli Beasley, Bronson and John W. Lee,
Turkey Creek. James Lusk, Lakeland,
State winner of the Feeder-Steer Award
will attend the Convention.
Serving on the National Courtesy Corps
will be John D. Odom, III, Bradford
Chapter at Starke; James Wells, Jay;
Lewis Ward, Suwannee Chapter at Live
Oak, Paul C. Hutchins, Starke; and Fred
Ward, Blountstown.
Friends of the Future Farmers who are
planning to attend the convention are
Mr. and Mrs. George Culverhouse, Sr.,
Fort Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilson
Suggs, Teacher of Vocational Agriculture,
Branford High School; Mr. L. Warren
Harrell, Coordinator of Vocational Agri-
culture, Polk County, Bartow; Mrs. Mat-
tie Lou King, Jasper; Mrs. A. W. Gay-
lord, Jr., Branford; Mr. Morris E. Zip-
prer, Principal, Lakeland High School;
Mr. H. C. Ortt, Principal, Winter Haven
High School; W. H. Purcell, Principal,
Mulberry High School; Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Raikes and son, Manager, Wilson and
Toomer Fertilizer Company, Fort Pierce.
Also, for the second time, State and
District winners of the Farm Mechanics
Award will be attending the Convention,
sponsored by the Ford Motor Company
of Jacksonville. They are Larry Ford
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1964

and his Adviser, Douglas Edwards of Ma-
lone; Jack Adams, Paxton; Bill Laseter,
Jennings; Louis Hagan, Santa Fe at
Alachua; Carl Sumnerall, Tavares; Joe
Johnson, Bartow, and Brad Culverhouse,
Ft. Pierce.
Also for the second time, the State
and District Farm Electrification Win-
ners will be attending the convention.
They are sponsored by the Gulf Power
Company, Pensacola; Tampa Electric
Company; Florida Power Corporation, St.
Petersburg and Florida Power and Light
Company, Miami. This group will be
composed of State winner Glen Busby
and his advisers, Kenneth Lee and F. D.
McCormick. District winners, Terry

Beasley, Tate-Gonzalez; Gary Fulford,
Monticello; Dan Earl Royster, Williston;
Charles Holter, Tavares; Donald Hinton,
Turkey Creek and Brad Culverhouse, Ft.
Pierce and two Area Advisers, J. C. Wal-
dron, Monticello; John St. Martin, Tur-
key Creek.
Serving on the National FFA Conven-
tion State Crew will be: Paul Adams,
State Secretary, Florida Association,
Summerfield; Brad Culverhouse, State
Treasurer from Ft. Pierce; Bobby Co-
burn, State Sentinel, Winter Haven;
Thomas Smith, Chapter President, Quin-
cy FFA Chapter in Qu:ncy; Randy Shel-
ton, Chapter President, Blountstown FFA
(Continued on page 13)


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electric power on the farm.

Dependable, low-cost electricity makes production and
processing more efficient, more profitable. And FP&L is
constantly planning ahead to serve you better and to
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Ten Candidates for the


Archie William Gaylord, Jr.
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A .W.
Gaylord of O'Brien, Florida, and is a
graduate of the Branford High School.
While in school he was very active in
the FFA Chapter serving as Chapter
President, Treasurer and Sentinel. He
attended leadership school and served
as delegate to the State Convention and
Forestry Training Camp. He served on
the Parliamentary Procedure Team and
as speaker for Civic Club and Radio
His Supervised Farming Program in-
cluds 60 acres corn for grain, 2.96 acres
of Flue-cured tobacco, 5 head of beef-
breeding cattle, 5 acres of peanuts and
3 head of hogs for breeding.
Archie William is married and has one

David Talmadge King
DAVID TALMADGE KING, a graduate of
the Jasper High School, and past State
vice President of the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA is the 19 year old son of Mrs.
Mattie Lou King.
His Supervised Farming Program con-
sists of 75 acres of corn, 45 head of hogs
for meat, 2 head of cows for breeding
and 3 head of hogs. He has on 50%
partnership 21/2 acres of tobacco, 30
acres of watermelons, 150 acres of for-
estry and 1/2 acre of truck crops.
During his high school years he served
as delegate to the State and National
Conventions, delegate to Camp Mini-
wanca and to the Southern Safety Con-

ference in Jackson Mississippi. He was
a member of the Parliamentary Proce-
dure team and served on several com-
mittees. He served as speaker for Radio
and TV programs and also spoke to the
Rotary Club of Baltimore as the state
winner of the Seaboard Forestry Award.
David deserves a lot of credit for his
accomplishments. His father died while
he was still in school, leaving him as
manager and operator of the 387 acre
home farm, with the help of his mother
and younger brother.
He won many honors in FFA work in-
cluding Farm Electrification, Farm Me-
chanics, Chapter Leadership Award,
Chapter Star Farmer, Soil and Water
Management and in 1962-63 he was
selected as the Star State Farmer in

Rodney A. Hammond
RODNEY A. HAMMOND, a graduate of
the Winter Haven+Senior High School,
is the 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs.
M. E. Hammond.
His Supervised Farming Program in-
cludes nine head of beef-cattle, and
eighteen acres of pasture for hay, silage
and forage.
Rodney's leadership activities have in-
cluded, corresponding Secretary of his
chapter, chapter delegate to the Leader-
ship School, Junior member of the Polk
County Farm Bureau, Exhibitor of Brah-
man cattle and is a member of the Theta
Chi Fraternity.
He is attending the University of Flor-
ida and working toward a degree in In-
dustrial Engineering.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1964


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Jasper F. F. A. Chapter
Jim Dunaway's Mobile
Feed Mill Service


Sponsored by

Suber and Johnson Co.

Your friendly John
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Sponsored by
A Division of Escambia
Escambia Chemical Corp.
Alachua, Florida
The Kilgore Seed Co.
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Bartow Jr. & Sr.
Fort Mead

Haines City Jr. & Sr.
Kathleen Jr. & Sr.
Lake Wales

Winter Haven
Lake Alfred


Richard Parramore
RICHARD PARRAMORE, 20 year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Eudell O. Parramore
of Quincy, Florida, graduated from
Quincy High School. While in school,
he was very active in the FFA Chapter,
serving as Chapter Reporter.
In his four years of Vocational Agricul-
ture, he won many awards in showing
swine as an outstanding exhibitor.
His Supervised Farming Program in-
cludes 8 head of cows for breeding, and
in partnership, he has 40 head of cows
for breeding, 100 head of swine for meat,
and 10 acres of corn.
Richard is farming at home while work-
ing at an industrial plant and planning
for the time he will be in a position to
spend full time on the farm.

John B. Sargeant, Jr.
JOHN B. SARGEANT, JR., a graduate of
the Lakeland High School, is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Sargeant, Sr.,
and is 21 years of age.
John has 12 brood cows, 2 two-year old
heifers, 5 steer calves, 1 Angus bull and
2 horses in his Supervised Farming Pro-
He has served as President and Repor-
ter of his chapter; delegate to the State
Convention, attended leadership meet-
ings and served on various committees.
While in school, he participated in the
American Guernsey Club and was nom-
inated by the Jaycees for outstanding
Young Farmer Award.
At the present time with "work" as his
k motto, he is striving to make his am-

bitions and dreams become realities.
That is-to be a progressive Dairyman-

Barney Joseph Stephens
son of Mrs. Verna E. Stephens, of Bran-
ford, Florida, graduated from the Santa
Fe-Senior High School. While in school,
he was very active in the FFA Chapter,
serving as Reporter and Treasurer.
His Supervised Farming Program this
year consists of 15 head of hogs for
breeding, 15 acres of wheat, 18 acres
millet, and in partnership, 125 acres of
corn for grain, 1.9 acres of peanuts for
seed, 25 acres of peanuts for feed, and
45 head hogs for meat. This program
is carried out on 280 acres of land which
he owns.
Barney has been very active in com-
munity activities including the Farm Bu-
reau, North Florida Production Credit
Association, High School Band and
Science Club.
He is a hard working farm boy inter-
ested in becoming established in farming
and being a veterinarian. He has con-
tinued to increase his farming program
and attend Junior College in Lake City
which is 17 miles from his home. He is
a Christian and an energetic worker in
the church.

Thomas Leonard Thorn
Mr. and Mrs. Ben L. Thorn of Paxton,
Florida has expanded his farming pro-
(Continued on page 14)

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1964

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Culverhouse Named

FFA Star Farmer

George Culverhouse, Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1964
Star Farmer of the South, his wife, Irene,
and their daughter, Donna Lee, are shown
here talking to the minister after church
on Sunday morning.

George Culverhouse, Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1964
Star Farmer of the South, is also a Little
League Coach. Two of his team members
are getting pointers on batting from him.

I Mi

George Culverhouse, Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1964
Southern Regional Star Farmer, and wife,
Irene, feeding their daughter, Donna Lee.

Pierce was one of four outstanding
young farmers named by the board of
directors of the Future Farmers of
America to receive the organization's
Star American Farmer award for 1964
for the Southern Region.
Others named along with Culver-
house were: Merlin Hamilton, Queen
Creek, Arizona; Lyle F. Nielson,
Creighton, Nebraska; Don Carlton
Tyler of Conneautville, Pennsylvania.
As Star American Farmers for their
respective areas, each of the winners
will receive a cash award of $500 at
the national FFA convention at Kan-
sas City, Missouri, October 15. At that
time, one of them will be named Star
Farmer of America and will receive an
additional $500.
Selection of the Star American Far-
mers is based on achievements in far-
ming and FFA leadership activities.
The four named for 1964 were picked
from among 405 members who had been
recommended by their respective State
FFA associations to receive the degree
of American Farmer.
Culverhouse has one of the largest
farming programs ever shown by a can-
didate for the award with an invest-
ment in excess of $800,000 consisting
of a one-third interest in 12,000 acres
valued at approximately $200 per acre
and full ownership of 645 head of cat-
tle, 20 swine and eight horses.
In 1953 young Culverhouse, along with
his brother Brad, who is also a member
of FFA. and his mother inherited 12,000
acres of land, 645 head of range cattle
and some equipment and machinery. At
the time of the inheritance, the land was
valued at approximately $50.00 per acre.
A renovation program was begun in
cooperation with several vegetable and
melon growers in the area. The native
pasture was leased to the growers, rent
free, providing they would crop it for
one year, and leave it in suitable con-
dition for seeding and planting to per-
manent pasture, mostly clover and Coas-
tal Bermuda grass. This program increas-
ed the value of the land to an average
of $200.00 per acre.
All the animals inherited were grade
cattle. By using registered Hereford
bulls, Culverhouse is now approaching
a pure line herd. Other herd improve-
ments included a careful culling pro-
gram, cutting out undesirable calves,
heifers and brood cows, the use of non-
related bulls in the breeding program,
and more careful control of the breeding
Culverhouse began creep feeding
calves, and offering recommended min-
eral mixes to his cattle. He began a pro-
gram of dipping and drenching for para-

George Culverhouse,| Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1964
Southern Regional Star Farmer, working
with cattle in corral.

site control, and rotating pastures for
better nutrition.
In addition to carrying out the im-
provement program with his grade cat-
tle, Culverhouse started a herd of pure-
bred Hereford cattle. The herd now con-
sists of 29 brood cows, eight heifers, 10
calves and two bulls. The first 10 brood
cows and the two bulls were purchased
with money derived from his supervised
tarming program in FFA.

George Culverhouse, Jr., Ft. Pierce, 1964
Southern Regional Star Farmer, boards
jeep with father (driving), George Cul-
verhouse, Sr., to resume filming of the
FFA Star Farmer's story.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1964

the first phase of a 1200 acre citrus
grove, of which he will be one-third

owner. The grove is to be set in four
sections, each to be 300 acres. The ditch-
ing and diking for the first section is
now underway. He says that, since
South Florida is becoming the heart
of the citrus industry in the United
States, his grove added to his cattle
program, will give him diversification.
Improvement plans for the future in-
clude further improvements to the pas-
tures, farm building and cattle pen ren.
ovation, improved water control and
improved facilities for maintenance of
farm machinery and equipment.
He served as an officer of the Fort
Pierce FFA chapter for three years.
He is a member of the vocational agri-
culture advisory council for Dan
McCarty High School at Fort Pierce,
and is a director of the St. Lucie County
Cattlemen's Association.

Star Farmer award winner George H.
Culverhouse, Jr., (center), recently had
motion pictures taken of his Hereford
operation at Fort Pierce by C. L. Venard
(left) of Peoria, Illinois, while young
brother Brad Culverhouse looks on. The
film will be shown at the national FFA
convention at Kansas City, Missouri in
October for use in selecting the Star
Farmer of America for 1964.

He now plans to purchase 25 open hei.
fers to add to his herd. These heifers
will be added to the breeding herd only
if they pass a rigid culling program he
has established.
In addition to the livestock program,
Culverhouse has begun work laying out

R. A. Darr, President of Federal Inter-
mediate Credit Bank of Columbia, S. C.,
presenting Key to State Farmer, at the
36th Annual State FFA Convention in
Daytona Beach.

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1964

Tom Cunningham, voted "Young Farmer of the Year" by the
South Carolina Association of Young Farmers of America.

"With cows on concrete, milk

production stays high even

in the rainiest weather"

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work out in our loose housing dairy set-up. Cows don't waste
feed and energy struggling in muck and mud. Our records
prove we get consistently higher milk production per cow,
all year around. Clean-ups are easy and fast. In fact, since
putting our cows on concrete, we've cut our labor in half
although we've doubled our herd."
Concrete barnyards pay in many ways. No feed is tram-
pled in mud-more feed goes toward producing milk. Herds
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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1964-65 State FFA Officers meeting in the Gulf Power Company's Conference room
in Pensacola during the Annual State Officers' Leadership Training meeting and
Goodwill Tour.

Annual Leadership Training Meeting

And 10th Goodwill Tour Held in July

THE STATE FFA Officers held their An-
nual Leadership Training Meeting and
10th Goodwill Tour, July 17-29.
Arrangements for the Leadership meet-
ing and tour in Pensacola were made by
Richard Potter, Agricultural Representa-
tive of the Gulf Power Company, and 0.
R. Farish, Vocational Agriculture Teach-
er in the Tate High School at Gonzalez.
In Jacksonville, the arrangements were
made by James E. Gorman, General Man-
ager of the Florida Retail Federation.
Splendid cooperation was given by busi-
ness and civic leaders, City and County
personnel along the line of the tour.
Traveling with the party this year
were the State FFA officers, members of
the Advisory Committee and the State
Executive Secretary.
The State FFA officers were able to see
that agriculture and industry are inter-
dependent. While Agriculture supplies
industry with raw material, they were
able to see industry's place in making sup-
plies and equipment available to the users
in the field of Agriculture. They were
impressed by the research done by indus-
try and the number of people working on
the back side of business to enable sales
personnel to accommodate the customers.
On Friday, July 17, the officers met
at Camp O'Leno and attended the An-
nual Banquet for Future Farmers attend-
ing Forestry Training Camp. The State
FFA President, Marion Riviere, present-
ed the Honorary State Farmer Degree to

Ed Howard, Chief, I. and E., Florida For-
est Service, Tallahassee and A. L. C. Nel-
son, Hudson Paper Company of Palatka
in recognition of their cooperation and
support of the Future Farmers in Florida.
Saturday lunch was sponsored by the Bay
County Chamber of Commerce in Pan-
ama City with a tour of Tyndall Air
Force Base following.
Mr. Bill Gill, Manager of the Sears
Roebuck Store in Pensacola provided
rooms for the group at the Holiday Inn
Motel. Splendid arrangements had been
made for a meeting room at the motel
and the Gulf Power Conference room by
Richard Potter. Also, with the coopera-
tion of co-workers, he arranged for a
splendid outing on the beach and some
time for water skiing. During the busi-
ness meeting, the officers were able to
plan their Annual Program of Work along
with taking care of other important mat-
ters, such as: setting up the Annual State
Budget, reviewing committee reports, re-
hearsing and making out a personal pro-
gram of work.
The tour of the Gulf Power Company
steam plant and the Chemstrand plant
were very interesting and educational.
The week in Pensacola was climaxed by
a banquet at which most of the sponsors
for the officers' meals and the banquet
were present. Cooperating as sponsors
this year were: Barrington Feed and
Seed Company, Chemstrand, Pensacola
Buggy Works, Escambia Farm Bureau,

Sears Roebuck Co:
Company, St. Regis
ton States Insuranc
Authority, Florida
Brent and the Pens
The officers stc
where the Jackson (
had arranged for t1
program at the we
Marianna Kiwanis
1963 Star State Fa
Officer and Brad Ci
State Farmer and Vi
highlights of their
program, and Stat.
Riviere gave a brief
lights of the 1963-6&
E. Brunson, Princip.
School was presented
Farmer Degree.
In Tallahassee,
Thomas D. Bailey ar
bell, Former Presi
State University in
the officers in the
and the officers pre
with the Honorary
since he was unable
State FFA Conventi
Mr. Frank Denis
Roebuck Company,
for dinner, and Bill
the Agricultural Co
see Chamber of Con
at the Duval Hotel.
At Foley, they we
Buckeye Cellulose I
of Buckeye for lun
Wilson Suggs, Vo
Teacher and Stat
F.V.A.T.A. had arr

1964-65 State FFA C
Tallahassee Agrici
Chamber of Comme
the Annual FFA Off
Left to right, front r
den, Assistant Count
State Adviser, Flori
and Frank Pope, me
tee. Seated: Mario
FFA President, Alac
Chairman of the Agi
Tallahassee. Back ro
ond Vice President
Summerfield Chapti
Fourth Vice Presid,
Culverhouse. Third
Ft. Pierce; Lewis Wt
dent, Suwannee Ch
Mitchell T. Starling,
from Macclenny ant
Fifth Vice President

npany, Gulf Power
Paper Company, Cot-
', Santa Rosa Island
National Bank in
icola Interstate Fair.
pped in Marianna
countyy Farm Bureau
em to give a special
ekly meeting of the
Club. Larry Ford,
,mer and past State
ilverhouse, 1964 Star
ce President gave the
Supervised Farming
President Marion
summaryy of the high-
FFA year. Mr. R.
1 of the Malone High
I the Honorary State

tate Superintendent
d Dr. Doak S. Camp-
lent of the Florida
Tallahassee, greeted
State Cabinet room,
rented Dr. Campbell
5tate Farmer Degree
to be present at the
, Manager of Sears
Fallahassee, was host
Smith, Chairman of
nmittee of Tallahas-
imerce, for breakfast

e taken for a tour of
plant and were guests
h. In Branford, H.
national Agriculture
President of the
anged for a special

Officers at the Annual
!tural Committee's
ce breakfast during
cers' Goodwill Tour.
w: Bobby Ray Dur-
SAgent; H. E. Wood,
'a Association, FFA
bber of the Commit-
C. Riviere, State
zua, and Bill Smith,
'cultural Committee,
): Paul Adams, Sec-
FFA, Lake Weir-
r; James B. Wells,
nt from Jay; Brad
1ice President from
rd, First Vice Presi-
rpter at Live Oak;
?ixth Vice President
Bobby W. Coburn,
'rom Winter Haven.

Florida Future farmer for Fall, 1964

program which was broadcast, followed
by a tour of the Ward Fertilizer Com-
pany, a boat ride and refreshments on
the banks of the Suwannee River. In Lake
City, David Herndon, past State Vice
President had arranged for the Red Barn
to be their host for dinner, and the First
National Bank for breakfast.
The night's lodging was taken care of
by Howard Johnson Motor Lodge and
Terry McDavid, Attorney and past State
Vice President, Wade's Inc., Purina Feed
Store, and the Columbia County Cattle-
men's Association.
In Jacksonville, the Winn-Dixie Stores,
Florida Tractor and Equipment Company
and the Florida Retail Federation made
arrangements for the tour group to be
housed in the Roosevelt Hotel. Mayor
Hayden Burns arranged for them to take
the Annual Fire Boat trip on the St.
Johns River. The Florida Publishing
Company were their host at the SPA Club
for dinner after which they were con-
ducted on a tour of the Newspaper plant
and received the first copies of the Mon-
day morning Florida Times Union.
The Barnett National Bank was their
host on Monday morning for breakfast
and a tour of the bank.
For lunch they were the guests of the
Jacksonville Kiwanis Club at which they
presented a special program during which
Brad Culverhouse told about his Super-
vised Farming Program. Marion Riviere,
State President was the emcee and told
of the main activities of the Future Farm-
ers. Helen Bretton, State FFA Sweet-
heart from Arcadia provided the enter-

1964-65 State FFA officers during the
annual Goodwill Tour at the Sears Roe-
buck dinner at the Duval Hotel, Talla-
hassee, Florida. Left to right: Paul
Adams, Second Vice President, Summer-
field chapter; G. C. Norman, Program
Specialist, Tallahassee State Department
of Vocational Agriculture; Lewis Tucker,
Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Live
Oak; James B. Wells, Fourth Vice Presi-
dent from Jay; Marion C. Riviere, State
FFA President, Alachua; Lewis Ward,
First Vice President, Suwannee Chapter,
Live Oak; Frank Denis, Manager Sears
Roebuck and Company, Tallahassee;
Mitchell T. Starling, Sixth Vice President
from Macclenny; H. E. Wood, State Ad-
viser, State Department of Education,
Tallahassee; Brad Culverhouse, Third
Vice President, Ft. Pierce and Bobby W.
Coburn, Fifth Vice President, Winter

Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1964

Some of the sponsors present at the banquet in Pensacola during the Good Will Tour
(Left to right), Bill Gill, Manager, Sears, Roebuck & Co.; Rod Vaughn, Cotton States
Mutual Life Insurance Co.; William Becker, Gulf Power Co.; Richard Potter, Agricul-
tural Representative, Gulf Power Co.; Marion Riviere, President, Florida Associa-
tion, FFA; Birl Wiggins, Florida National Bank at Brent; James Wright, St. Regis
Paper Co.; R. F. Ellis, Jr., Vice-President, Gulf Power Co., Pensacola; John Frenkel,
Sr., Pensacola Inter-State Fair; and Mervin Barrineau, Director of Escambia County
Farm Bureau.

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Dr. Doak S. Campbell, Chairman, Asso-
ciate Counsel in Education, Inc. being pre-
sented the Honorary State Farmer Degree
by the 1964-65 State FFA Officers in the
State Cabinet room during their Annual
Goodwill Tour. Left to right: Paul Ad-
ams, Summerfield-Lake Weir Chapter,
Second Vice President; Bobby W. Co-
burn, Fifth Vice President, Winter Ha-
ven; Dr. Campbell; Lewis Ward, First
Vice President, Suwannee Chapter at
Live Oak; Marion C. Riviere, State FFA
President, Alachua; James B. Wells,
Fourth Vice President from Jay; Thomas
D. Bailey, State Superintendent of Public
Instruction, Tallahassee; Brad Culver-
house, Third Vice President, Ft. Pierce
and Mitchell T. Starling, Sixth Vice Pres-
ident from Macclenny.

Monday afternoon, the group visited
Sears Roebuck and Company, WFGA-
TV-Channel 12 and May-Cohens Depart-
ment Store after which they were guests
of May-Cohens for dinner on Atlantic
On Tuesday morning, the Standard Oil
Company were hosts for breakfast and a
tour of their dock facilities. The Inter-
national Harvester Company officers in
Jacksonville were their hosts for a special
motion picture and luncheon in the Steer
In the afternoon, a visit was made to
the Winn-Dixie Stores Warehouse and to
the Florida Tractor and Equipment Com-
pany where a special film was shown.
As a climax to the Annual Goodwill
Tour, the Mid-States Steel and Wire
Company were hosts for dinner at the
River Club.

Fred Ward, Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Blountstown i
Jones, Teacher of Vocational Agriculture, Blountstown High
Stough, District Forester, St. Regis Paper Company, Jacksonville.

Blountstown FFA Chapter V

Place Award for Best School

presented the first-place award of $250
for the best school forest in 1963-64 school
year by George Stough, District Forester
with the St. Regis Paper Company, Jack-

sonville, at a dinne
Agriculture Teachern
conference in Orlanc
The Bradford FF.
was runner-up, wit

A. L. C. NELSON and E. R. Howard received honorary State Fa
30th Annual Forestry Training Camp. Nelson, Hudson Paper
and Howard, Chief of Information and Education for the FIc
received the awards for outstanding service on July 17, 1964.
The State Farmer Degrees climaxed the Forestry Training (
Coulter, State Forester, awarded eight Future Farmers of Ame
of camp, Outstanding Camper awards, Twenty-five Dollar Savil
two other campers received Smokey Bear pens and pencils fo:
forestry activities.
Outstanding Camper awards were won by Lonnie Nichol
Pepper, Sebring; Wiley Dixon, Center Hill; Jim Hooker, Redc
Maccleny; Albert Whitehurst, Brooksville; David Bell, Gracev
The 119 Future Farmers attending the first week of carr
treated by a visit from the State President, Marion C. Riviere
presidents. The banquet speaker for the first week was Noah
Paper Company, Jacksonville. Harry Wood, State Supervisor
State Department of Education, pointed out some outstanding i
had attended Forestry Training Camp in the past.
John Gray, Director of the School of Forestry, University
featured speaker at the second week's banquet. During that w
boys learned some of the fundamentals of forestry.
Two forestry field days were held each week for the first ti
were based on forestry activities which will be used in the area f
the state in 1964-65.

ins First


for the Vocational
during their annual
>, July 9, 1964.
L Chapter at Starke
ning $100 and the

*mer Degrees at the
Company executive
-ida Forest Service,

amp awards. C. H.
ica, four each week
gs Bonds. Twenty-
winning individual

,Inverness; LeRoy
.ck; Leonard Davis,
le; and Joe Mann,

2, July 12-18, were
ad the six area vice
ackson of St. Regis
the Vo-Ag Dept.,
'uture Farmers who

of Florida, was the
'ek, July 19-25, 126

ne. The field days
3ld days throughout

Florida Future Varmer for Fall, 1964

Brooksville FFA Chapter placed third,
Baker FFA Chapter fourth, Ft. Pierce
Chapter fifth and the New Smyrna-
Senior Chapter sixth. Each of these
chapters was awarded $50.
The entries are judged and ranked
in order with an award being made in
each of the six FFA Districts in the state.
The $250 to the Blountstown Chapter,
Lamar Jones and Fred Ward, Advisers,
and Johnny Capps, President, is for a trip
to the National FFA Convention in Kan-
sas City in October of this year.
The Blountstown FFA Chapter was
selected the winner because of the overall
job of forest management and the par-
ticipation of the FFA boys in carrying
out their plan of activities for the 1963-64
school year. Their management plan of
the forest included: Construction and
maintenance of fire lines, reforestation of
land by planting pine seedlings, harvest-
ing, demonstration of Naval Stores and
demonstration plots on use of fire in the
forest and spraying for insect control.
Also, they have set up an outdoor class-
room for use in teaching forestry.
The inspection team of G. C. Norman,
Program Specialist of Agriculture Edu-
cation; George Stough, District Forester,
St. Regis Paper Company, Jacksonville;
and Morris W. McClure of the Florida
Forest Service, praised the Future Farm-
ers for their continued work in Forestry.
The St. Regis Paper Company and the
following Electrical Power suppliers spon-
sor the FFA Chapter Advisers' Dinner;
Gulf Power Company, Pensacola; Tampa
Electric Company, Tampa; Florida Power
Corporation, St. Petersburg; and the Flor-
ida Power and Light Company, Miami.

(Continued from page 5)
Chapter in Blountstown; David Fugate,
Chapter President, Malone FFA Chap-
ter in Malone; Bill Laseter, Chapter Re-
porter, Jennings FFA Chapter in Jen-
nings; Larry Ford, Past State Vice Pres-
ident of Malone and the following Ad-
visers: Eugene Doss, Mulberry; Douglas
Edwards, Malone and R. E. Jones, Bald-

A. L. C. Nelson, Hudson Paper Company Executive and Ed Howard, Chief, Educa-
tion and Information, Florida Forest Service, with their Honorary State Farmer
Certificates, and State FFA President Marion C. Riviere of Alachua.


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Robert Lewis Hudson
Mrs. Robert F. Hudson of O'Brien, was
born July 20, 1949 in Live Oak, Florida.
He is a member of the Branford FFA
Chapter and the Branford Buccaneer
During the past school term, he served
the band as Assistant Sergeant at Arms.
Last October Robbie participated in the
livestock division of the Suwannee Coun-
ty Fair, showing two barrows that placed
fourth and sixth in the competition. He
was a member of the chapter livestock
judging team at the Florida State Fair
in Tampa in 1963; a member of the land
judging team and parliamentary proce-
dure team. His summers are spent in
general farm work, with much time de-
voted to assisting in the production and
harvesting of flue-cured tobacco on the
adjoining farms owned and operated by
his grandfather, R. R. Hudson, his uncle,
J. Curtis Hudson and father, R. F. Hud-
son. He is also involved in corn produc-
tion and the care and breeding of live-
stock. Earnings from his livestock sales
and farm labor are being set aside for
college expenses.
Although Robbie attended the National
Convention last-year as a delegate from
the local chapter, he views his selection
as a member of the National FFA Band
as something special and the highlight
of his career in the band and FFA. His
hopes are that he will perform at Kan-
sas City in a manner worthy of the hon-
or bestowed upon him. Robbie feels he
owes much appreciation to Chapter Ad-
viser, H. Wilson Suggs and Band Master,
Oscar H. Munch, Jr., for their training
and encouragement which has assisted
him in attaining this high honor.

LEON MOBLEY, 17-year old son of Mr.
and Mrs.. Willis Mobley of Macclenny,
Florida, received his second National
Band nomination this year.
Leon is a senior at the Baker County
High School in Macclenny, and is the
reporter of his chapter. He is First Chair
Cornet player and Vice Chairman of the
Baker County High School Band Coun-
cil. Leon has been a member in good
standing of the Debate and Beta Clubs in
high school.
He represented his chapter and State
Association last year at the National Con-
vention in Kansas City as Florida's only
National Band delegate.
His productive enterprise projects
have consisted mainly of vegetable pro-
duction, which includes greens, peas,
beans, pepper, okra, tomatoes, and sweet
His chapter activities have consisted of
Parliamentary Procedure, Livestock Judg-
ing, and Public Speaking.

Don Walden Stacy
DON WALDEN STACY is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley Stacy of Highland
City, Florida was born June 30, 1946.
He is a member of the Bartow Junior
High Band which has won two superior
ratings in Band Quartet and Concert
He was a member of the track team last
year; a member of the poultry judging
team and the livestock committee for
the Bartow FFA Chapter.
Don's supervised practice program con-
sists of poultry (hens and fryers) and
a dairy heifer calf.

He will be a junio
School this fall and
Agriculture for two

the Mulberry FFA
of Mr. and Mrs. E
Bowling Green, Flol
Hubert's Supervisi
consists of 35 head
breeding, 200 Citru
acres of bearing citr
ing citrus, 1 acre ti
of bahia grass for sei
for seed and 1 heat
Hubert has been i
work and a delegal
National Convention

in the Bartow High
has had Vocational

American Farmer

gram to the full co
able acreage at horn
He graduated fro
School where he
student and very a
FFA Chapter affair!
ident, Vice Presidei
the chapter, delega
National FFA Con,
Parliamentary Proc
Teams, participate(
served as chairman
He was the State wi
Water Management
rida Department of
His Supervised Fa
eludes: 50 acres of c
for meat, 75 head o
7 acres of peanuts.
He is a member c
cil, Projectionist Clu
mony Baptist Churc]

rom page 7)
pacity of the avail-

n the Paxton High
ras an outstanding
:tive in school and
SHe served as Pres-
t and Secretary of
a to the State and
mentions, member of
ddure and Judging
in banquets and
f many committees.
mer of the Soil and
Award and the Flo-
Agriculture Award.
mring Program in-
,rn, 26 head of cows
hogs for meat and

Sthe Student Coun-
,, and the New Har-

(ER, 21, member of
Chapter, is the son
ibert A. Walker of
d Farming Program
of beef cattle, beef
Nursery trees, 10
is, 3 acres non-bear-
ack crops, 30 acres
d, 30 acres of indigo
hogs for meat.
ctive in his chapter
Sto the State and
. He served as Sec-

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retary, Treasurer and Reporter of the
Mulberry Chapter.
While in school, he was a member of
the Farm Bureau, Mulberry FFA Credit
Union, Cattlemen's Association, Brew-
ster Junior Conservation Club and the
Pierce Rod and Gun Club.
Hubert is an outstanding young farmer,
a leader in his community and a very
dependable Christian young man.
Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr.
FRED D. WHITELAW, past State F.F.A.
President and a graduate of the Citrus
County High School, is the son of Mrs.
Audrey Alice Whitelaw. His partnership
farming consists of 20 acres of bearing
citrus, 25 acres of non-bearing citrus,
1000 citrus seedlings, 2 acres pecan or-
chard and 25 acres of bahia-pasture. He
has 100% ownership of 8 head of horses
and 100 acres of bahia-pasture.
Fred served as president, vice-president
and parliamentarian of his chapter and
as president of the Florida Association,
FFA in 1963-64. Also, he served as chair-
man of the Public Speaking Committee,
DeKalb Award Committee, Chapter Con-
test and Community Beautification Com-
mittees in his chapter.
He was delegate to the State FFA Con-
vention for two years and the National
Convention for 4 years. He participated
in the Officers Leadership Training
Meeting and was chairman of the Ban-
quet Committee. He has been handsome-
ly rewarded for his hard work. He was
Tri-State Public Speaker Champion,
State President, and Area Star Farmer.

He served as a member of the Gover-
nor's Youth Advisory Council and as an
usher in the Courtesy Corps at the Na-
tional Convention.
Fred is a good example of a young man

who took advantage of the training and
opportunities offered through Vocational
Agriculture and the F.F.A. and who has
developed into an outstanding young
farmer and citizen.

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