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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
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Highlights of FFA at
The Florida State Fair

37th State Convention

Champion Judging Teams

how versatile concrete serves

another building need on farms

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As organization to improve and extend the uses of concrete

Attend Your Chapter Meetings

Florida Hosts Southern Safety Conference ........................... 2
Opportunities in F.F.A. ............... ................... ...... 3
Highlights of F.F.A. in Fla. State Fair ............................... 4
Forestry Field Day Feature Events ................................. 6
Zephyrhills Future Farmer Sets Records ............................. 7
F.F.A. 37th State Convention ................................... 10-11
Frank Risher of Dept. of Agriculture Retires .......................... 14
Fla. Power and Light Becomes Winner .............................. 16

Florida Hosts

Southern Safety

FLORIDA WAS HOST for the Twenty-Sixth
Southern Safety Conference in Tampa,
February 28-March 2, 1965. Ed Wil-
liamson, Consultant, Health, Physical
Education and Driver Education, was
the adult chairman in Florida and
through his leadership a very successful
conference was held.
D. A. Storms arranged for the Ves-
pers Service program on Sunday night,
March 1, in the Tampa Terrace Hotel.
Those participating and conducting the
program were young people from Hills-
borough County, (many were Future
Marion Riviere, FFA State President,
and Jim Giles, Past State Vice President,
helped to conduct meetings and make
reports for the Farm Safety Section.
D. A. Storms also arranged the Talent
Program on Monday night with Lynn-
wood Simmons, Past State Vice Presi-
dent, as emcee. The Zephyrhills FFA
String Band furnished music, and many
other talented girls and boys performed.
Again this year, the State Department
of Agriculture donated funds for ex-
penses for the Future Farmers to at-
The young people began to develop a
"Personal Safety Program" in promot-
ing safety.

Marion C. Riviere, Alachua, State presi-
dent of the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America, shows State School
Superintendent Thomas D. Bailey, a
poster boosting agriculture and National
FFA Week, February 20-27. Governor
Haydon Burns has issued a proclamation
calling attention to FFA Week and urg-
ing support of the farm youth organiza-
tion. There are 9,797 vocational agricul-
ture' students enrolled in 178 chapters
throughout the state.

Support FFA

2 Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1965

THE CHALLENGES which confront man to-
day are perhaps the greatest in history.
This is a time when man holds in his
hand the power to abolish disease, want,
and war from the face of the globe. And
yet, in those same hands, is the power to
destroy all form of life.
This is not a simple age. It is complex
and filled with danger for mankind. But
yet there is hope, if we but use all of the
talents which each of us has been given.
We cannot afford less than the best.
I have often pointed out that as great
and as dedicated as all of our leaders of
the past have been, they cannot be re-
called. New times call for new leaders,
and very shortly you will be called upon
to play your role in the ever-moving
stage of life.
Each of us loves this organization, the
Future Farmers of America. I know of
no influence upon my life, other than
my family and my church, that has had
a greater impact. The opportunities for
leadership training which the FFA gave
to me has enabled me to achieve the
greatest dream of my life-serving in the
U. S. Congress.
Today you are experiencing those
same opportunities. I urge you to make
the most of them. The FFA gives you
the opportunity for leadership, for schol-
arship, for parliamentary procedure
training, for the best methods of farm-
ing, and a host of other opportunities.
You will need them all.
No other period in history has seen
such rapid technological change as has


the relatively short period of your life.
Today it is not a question of whether
man will go to the moon, only when.
The advances made in farming liter-
ally astounds us. Only eight percent of
our people are engaged in farming, yet
the economic well being of all of our
people is based upon the success of
those who till the soil. No society can
be successful unless it solves the basic
problem of how to feed its people.

The Cover Receiving cash awards from Buckeye forester, Len
Woodward, are from left: Frank Gates, Blountstown; Curtiss Lee, Malone; Tracy
Clemmons, Blountstown; Harvey Waldrep, Greenville; and Roy Rudd, Quincy. Rudd
captured individual high point honors.

The Florida Future Farmer VOL. xxvI, 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 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.

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. Pres. ..... Brad Culverhouse, Fort Pierce
4th V. Pres. ... .......... James B. Wells, Jay
5th V. Pres ....Bobby W. Coburn, Winter Haven
6th V. Pres ....Mitchell T. Starling, Macclenny
Executive Secretary ......A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser ..........H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1965

President ......Kenneth H. Kennedy, Cadiz, Ky.
1st V. Pres. ....Joseph E. Perrigo, Weare, N.H.
2nd V. Pres...Robert Franklin Page, Hoboken, Ga.
3rd V. Pres. ....Ivan Ray Hunt, Litchfield, Ariz.
4th V. Pres. ... .Larry Ray Prewitt, Thayer, Mo.
Student Secy. Evan J. Green, Ft. Morgan, Colo.
Exec. Secy., Wm. Paul Gray, Washington, D.C.
Exec. Treas. ....J. M. Campbell, Richmond, Va.
Nat. Adviser, Dr. A. W. Tenney, Washington, D.C.

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Opportunities in FFA
Representative in Congress, 9th District

Agriculture and every other phase of
American life must have leadership, and
this is the challenge which is yours. In
a very short time the torch of leadership
will be placed in your hands.
History has a special distain for those
who fail to rise to the challenges she
.places before them.
Make the most of the opportunities
which are given you. Look forward to
the future unafraid, with a determina-
tion to contribute-not merely to receive.
This has been, now is, and will con-
tinue to be the most privileged nation in
the world as long as we have men dedi-
cated to the worth of the individual and
a free land. I know you will be equal to
the challenge.

National F.F.A. Week
Was Held in February
Remarks by Hon. Don Fuqua, Con-
gressman, 9th District in Florida, made
and entered in the Congressional Ric-
ord, Wednesday, February 24, 1965.
MR. SPEAKER, this week is National Fu-
ture Farmers of America Week in recog-
nition of the great contribution which this
organization of the farm youth of Ameri-
ca has rendered, is rendering, and will
render to this Nation.
The Future Farmers of America stretch
the length and breadth of our land as
part of our vocational agriculture pro-
gram in our schools. Brilliant in con-
ception, it gives practical application to
those lessons taught within the schools.
Leadership, scholarship and vocational
agriculture are made meaningful through
participation in the FFA.
Might I allude to a personal reference,
for no experience other than my church
and my family has meant as much to me
personally. Having once trod the trail
of greenhand, chapter farmer, State farm-
er and American farmer, I know full well
what the FFA can mean to a boy.
Perhaps the greatest thrill of my life
came when I was elected by my fellow
FFA members in Florida to serve as their
State president. It was a thrilling and
rewarding experience, and I feel that this
experience and broadening were directly
responsible for my ambition to serve as
best I could, our fellow man. From this I
feel came my election to the Florida
House of Representatives and then to
the Congress, and for this I am deeply
The FFA recognizes a new day in agri-
culture. It makes it meaningful. It
teaches of increased productivity, of
sound management of our natural re-
sources and for the good, full life which
all would enjoy.
Florida is celebrating 37 years of FFA
activity, with 9,700 members at present.
During its years of operation in Florida,
the FFA has had over 100,000 members.
In every county we have seen its bene-
fits. Increased productivity has followed
knowledge. Increased leadership has fol-
lowed training. Increased scholarship has
(Continued on page 5)

Highlights of FFA Participation

In 1965 Florida State Fair

in Florida have much to be proud of
through their participation in the 1965
Florida State Fair in Tampa, February
2-13, 1965.
ruary 2nd, the beginning of Dairy Cattle
Week eleven chapters .(36 members) had
sixty-two entries and were awarded 36
blue, 20 red and 6 white ribbons. Show-
ing the Grand and Reserve Champions
by registered breeds respectively were:
Ayshire: Richard Brinson, Franklin-
Tampa, and Larry McCraney, Kathleen.
Guernsey: James and George Cochran,
Bartow. Donald McNish won the Show-
manship. Richard Brinson won the Fit-
ting and the Florida Dairy Products As-
sociation Premier Exhibitor Trophy in
the FFA Division.
Owens, Hialeah was the Premiere Exhibi-
tor in the Poultry Show and received the
State Poultry Association Trophy. Also,
he showed the best bird and the best
cockrel in the show. Showing the best
cockbird was Larry Smith of the Tampa-
Chamberlain chapter. Showing the best
hen was Dennis Mathis of the Westwood
Junior Chapter. Showing the best pullet
was Harold Adams, Zephyrhills. Billy
Johnson, Wildwood, and Ralph Sanabria,
Miami-Edison exhibited the best dozen
white and brown eggs in the show. The
Gainesville Poultry and Egg Team con-
sisting of David Koger, Randall Flage
and Ronald Gotcher were state winners.
Their advisor is Harry M. Lydick. Win-
ning the Supersweet Trophy as the high
team in Poultry Judging was also the
Gainesville chapter, David Koger, Ran-
dall Flage and Ronald Gotcher. Receiv-
ing the Florida Egg Commission Trophy
as the high team judging eggs was Santa
Fe Senior Chapter (Tom Shaw. Freddy
Hitchcock, Bobby Shaw), Advisors, F. D.
McCormick and Kenneth Lee. Partici-
pating in the Dairy Cattle and Livestock
Judging contests were 318 teams.
Winners in the Fat Stock Show were:
Bill Elliott, Ft. Myers, showing the
Grand Champion of the FFA Division.
His 920 pound steer was sold to Publix
Super Market for 600 per pound. John
Renfroe, Turkey Creek showed the Re-
serve Grand Champion of the FFA Divi-
sion. Kwik Chek Super Market bought
the 950 pound steer for 510 per pound.
Other winners in class I were: Ray
Clark, Lakeland; Gary L. Baty, Pine-
Class II Charles Renfroe, Turkey
Creek; Randy Barthle, Dade City; Fred

Strickland, Lakeland; Boyd Moore, Tam-
Class III Raymond Rogers, Turkey
Creek; Donnie Glover, Haines City; Har-
rel Willis, Jr., Turkey Creek; Glenn
Cunningham, Ocala; Roger McKendree,
Dade City. In the Carcass contest, Gary
Baty, Pinecrest won third in class I and
received $25. In class II, John and
Charles Renfroe of the Turkey Creek
chapter won 2nd and 3rd and received
$50 and $5 respectively. In class III,
Harold Willis, Pinecrest was 1st receiv-
ing $100 and plaque for Reserve Grand
Champion. Raymond Rogers, Turkey
Creek was 3rd receiving $25-all being
presented by J. E. Gorman, General
Manager, Florida Retail Federation,
F.F.A. DAY: A record number of Fu-
ture Farmers and guests were present for
the FFA Day Program. Receiving the
Honorary State Farmer Degree were: Ed
Blackburn, Jr., former Sheriff, Hillsbor-
ough County, Tampa; J. W. Carpenter.
Assistant Meat Scientist, Agricultural
Experiment Stations, University of Flori-
da, Gainesville: Hon. James E. Connor,
Senator 9th District, Brooksville; H. G.
Hamilton, Agricultural Economist and
Head of Departmefit, Agricultural Ex-
periment Stations, Gainesville; A. Z.
Palmer, Meat Scientist, Agricultural Ex-
periment Stations, University of Florida,
Gainesville: and Ellsworth G. Simmons,
Chairman, Board of County Commission-
ers, Hillsborough County, Tampa.
Award $25 Savings Bond and Chapter
Award, $4 to Harlow Abbott, Mayo,
Wayne Ellis, Baker and Watson Kast.
Baldwin. State winner, John C. Brace-
well, $125 and his advisor, James Duna-
way, $125.
Cattle Show, fifteen chapters (36 mem-
bers) had seventy head on exhibit and
were awarded thirty-eight blue, seven-
teen red and fifteen white ribbons.
Showing the Grand Champion and the
Reserve Champion by breed respectively
were: Angus Bulls-Turkey Creek Chap-
ter and Kenneth Frazier, Frostproof.
Females Richard Wilson, Sarasota,
and John Edwards. Mulberry. Brah-
man Bull and Female-Scott Chestnut.
Sarasota. Charolais Female, Eddie
Console, Ft. Pierce. Hereford Bull -
Ft. Meade chapter, and Bernard Kirk-
land, Kathleen. Females-Al Brown, Ft.
Pierce and Bernard Kirkland, Kathleen.
Santa Gertrudis Bull-Russell Weber, Ft.
Pierce. Female-Jose Rodriguez, Pom-
pano, and R. Weber. Shorthorn female-

Ardent Wiggins, Plant City and Wayne
Wiggins, Plant City.
The Beef Cattle Showmanship award
presented by the Florida Cattleman's
Magazine was won by Bernard Kirkland,
Kathleen. The Beef Herdsman Award
was presented to Ardene and Wayne
Wiggins, Plant City. The State FFA
Exhibit at the Florida State Fair was
prepared and entered by the Collegiate
FFA chapter under the direction of Leon
Sims, Advisor.
The splendid luncheon for the FFA
officers, A. G. R. members and Alumni of
the Tampa area, along with other guests
and friends was held at the Tampa Ter-
race Hotel following the FFA Day Pro-
gram at the Florida State Fair.
The Florida Power Corporation and
the Tampa Electric Company were co-
sponsors for the luncheon this year.

1965 F.F.A.
Naval Stores Award
JOHN C. BRACEWELL, sixteen years old,
Jasper High School, holds the Chapter
Farmer Degree was declared the winner
of the Seventh Annual State Future
Farmers of America Naval Stores Award,
which was presented on FFA Day at
the Florida State Fair by the Hon. Doyle
Conner, Commissioner of Agriculture,
Tallahassee. John gum farmed 300 faces.
During the year, he chipped 16 times and
dipped 8 times, getting better than 5
barrels of gum, which he sold for $168.50.
John and his Vocational Agriculture
Teacher, James Dunaway, will receive a
check in the amount of $250 from the
Naval Stores firms in Florida, Georgia

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1965

Marion C. Riviere, state FFA president, presenting the Honorary State Farmer
Degrees to Ed Blackburn, Jr., former sheriff, Hillsborough County, Tampa; J. W.
Carpenter, assistant meat scientist, Agricultural Expariment Stations, University of
Florida, Gainesville; Hon. James E. Conner, senator, 9th District, Brooksville; Ells-
worth G. Simmons, chairman, Board of County Commissioners, Hillsborough County,
Tampa; and H. G. Hamilton, agricultural economist and head of department, Agri-
cultural Experiment Stations, Gainesville.

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and Alabama through the American
Turpentine Association Cooperative, to
defray their expenses to the 1965 Nation-
al FFA Convention in Kansas City. Also,
John received $5 as chapter winner.
Wayne Ellis, of the Baker Chapter;
Harlow Abbott, Mayo, and Watson Kast
each were awarded $25 Savings Bonds
as district winners, and $5 as chapter
Members of the inspection team-Nor-
man Hawley, Program Supervisor of the
USDA Forest Service, Naval Stores Pro-
gram; Ralph Clements, Naval Stores,
Research Specialist, Southeast Experi-
ment Station; A. R. Cox, State FFA Ex-
ecutive Secretary and Morris McClure, I
and E Branch Assistant, Florida Forest
Service, made the final judgment. Those
members interested in the Naval Stores
program should see their FFA advisor
about an entry blank as it is time to plan
and put into operation their program for
1965, so that they will be eligible for and
receive similar awards at the State Fair
in Tampa in 1966.
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 Langs-
dale Company, Stallworth Pine Products
Company, Lerio Corporation and Taylor
Lowenstein and Company.

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National F.F.A. Week
(Continued from page 3)
followed instruction.
This Nation is richer because of the
Future Farmers of America.
In a day when knowledge and leader-
ship are vital to our Nation, in a day
when we require only the best of each
individual in order to survive, the FFA
has played a vital role.
I salute the men in the teaching and
advisor role of the FFA, to those in its
administration, and particularly to the
young men who number themselves on its
I join all Americans in saluting Febru-
ary 20-27 as National Future Farmers of
America Week. All Americans are rich-
er for its having been founded and for its
success in enriching agriculture in parti-
cular, and American youth in general.

Support Your F.F.A.

Log Sawing in FFA Forestry Field Day competition at Blue Sink recently.
Teamwork and muscle are important in this event. Nine Big Bend chapters pursued
cash prizes at the Blue Sink Recreation Area five miles south of Tallahassee.

Forestry Field Day Feature Events

For Many Florida Chapters

from nine Big Bend chapters took part in
Forestry Field Day Competition at the
Blue Sink Recreation Area five miles
south of Tallahassee. Individual and
chapter winners announced by H. E.
Wood, State Supervisor of Vocational
Estimating Pulpwood and Sawtimber
Volume-1st place, Roy Rudd, Quincy;
2nd, Johnny Kinsey, Greenville; 3rd,
James Morgan, Tallahassee Rickards;
4th Eugene Jones, Leon of Tallahassee.
Estimating Tree Heights and Diame-
ters-1st, Harvey Waldrep, Greenville;
2nd Larry Miller, Blountstown, Sr.; 4th
Rudy Rackley, Blountstown, Sr.
Land Measurement-1st, Curtis Lee,
Malone; 2nd, Randall Prosser, Rickards;
3rd, Roger Whitehead, Bristol; 4th, Roy
Rudd, Quincy.
Log Sawing (Competition was by
team entries)-Winning chapters were
Blountstown Sr. in first place, with
Greenville, Bristol and Malone second
through fourth, respectively.
In the Log Rolling contest, also by
team entry, Blountstown Sr. again took
first place, followed by Leon, Greenville,
and Malone in that order.
The Blountstown FFA Chapter ac-
cumulated the high point score for the
day with a total of 29 points. Scoring is
10 pts. for first, 6 for second, 3 for third,
and 1 for fourth.

Cash awards to individual and team
winners were made available by the
Buckeye Cellulose Corporation of Perry,
Florida. Buckeye Forester Leonard A.
Woodward presented the awards.
The field day was first in a series of
three in north, north central, and west
Florida sponsored by the Florida Forest
Service, Florida Association of Future
Farmers of America, and Florida forest
industries. Others to be held are in
Gainesville, April 3 and near Freeport
April 10.
The Forestry Field Days were organ-
ized for participation by vocational agri-
culture students representing their FFA
Chapters. The half-day programs enable
the youths to use the forestry skills ac-
quired in Vo-Ag training in active com-
petition with their peers.

Results of the Second
Florida FFA Citrus
Identification Contest
THE SECOND Florida FFA Citrus Identifi-
cation Contest, sponsored by the Florida
Citrus Showcase in cooperation with the
Polk County Vocational Education De-
partment, Citrus Experiment Station,
Lake Alfred, was held at the Citrus Ex-
position in Winter Haven on March 18,
1965, with twenty teams competing.
Winning first place was the Dade City

FFA Chapter scoring 203 points out of a
possible 294. They received an award of
$75 and a rosette from the Citrus Exposi-
tion. The team was composed of Ralph
Williams, Ronald Blocker, David Bryant,
and Advisers Floyd Philmon and Omar
Winning second place, $50, and a ros-
ette was the Fort Pierce FFA Chapter
with 202 points out of a possible 294.
Team members were Curtis Lowe, John
Odom. Dewain Hudson, and Adviser
John Wetmore.
Third place, receiving $30 and a rosette,
was the Winter Haven FFA Chapter with
201 points out of a possible 294. Team
members were Jonathan Wilson, Stephen
Wilson, Paul Ayers, and Advisers Robert
A. Croft and Louis E. Smith.
Other winners were as follows: Fourth
place, $15, Sebring, scoring 197 points;
Fifth place, $10, Haines City, 191 points;
Sixth place, $5, Avon Park, 179 points;
Seventh place, $5, Lake Wales, 171
points; Eighth place, $5, Denison Junior
High at Winter Haven, 163 points; Ninth
place, $5, Wauchula-Peace River, 161
points; and Tenth place, $5, Lakeland,
154 points.
Placing 11th through 20th, in order,
were: Kathleen, Jr.; Wauchula-Hardee;
Bartow, Sr.; Ft. Meade; Ocoee; Umatilla;
Auburndale; Winter Haven- Imperial;
Mulberry; and Brandon.
High scoring individual, scoring 76
points out of a possible 98, was Stephen
Wilson, Winter Haven. Second place,
Curtis Lowe scored 72 points out of a
possible 98. In a two-way tie for third
place, Harold Bethea, Sebring and Ronald
Blocker, Dade City, scored 69 points out
of a possible 98.

The Dade City FFA Chapter won first
place in the State Citrus Judging Contest
held at the Citrus Showcase in Winter
Haven. The team received a beautiful 1st
place rosette and a check for $75. From
left to right they are: Ralph Williams,
Ronald Blocker and David Bryant.

Outstanding Young Farmer
O. T. STOUTAMIRE, Sebring High School's
Agriculture Teacher for the past seven
years, has been named outstanding
Young Farmer for this year by the Se-
bring Jaycees. His work with the Future
Farmers of America Chapter and his
accomplishments on his own citrus land
both played a part in landing him this

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1965

The Hon. Earl Faircloth, attorney general of the State of Florida, presenting the
annual Naval Stores Forestry Awards at the Florida State Fair.

Zephyrhills Future Farmer Sets Records
GL NN EHLiER, Zephyrhills chapter in Vocational Agriculture he has won
member, is setting many records and more than 50 blue and 25 red ribbons.
winning honors in poultry and egg judg- Glenn sells eggs on two retail egg routes
ing and exhibiting. At the 1965 Pasco in Zephyrhills. He plans to attend col-
County Fair he won three Grand Cham- lege and expects to major in Poultry Hus-
pionship ribbons. During his four years bandry.

Tommy Smith, president of the Quincy FF'A Chapter receiving the key to a new
Chevrolet Pick-Up truck from Howard Thomas of the Manning-Taylor Chevrolet
Company. The presentation was made at the annual Father and Son Banquet. From
left to right are: Craig Johnson, Richard Wells, Jack Langley, Donnie Ray, Sandy
Scott, J. D. King, Arlie P. Hughes, adviser, Thomas Smith, Mr. Howard Thomas,
Yogi Forehand, Dayle Forehand, Hugh Nicholson and Boo Chason.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1965

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These cars, formerly New York taxis, are
worth twice this price. They are no
different from regular cars.
SAll signs and markings removed.
Maintained to pass State inspection.
Kept in largest indoor warehouse in 9. S.

Delivered anywhere in
U. S. for $50. a car
plus gas and oil.

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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
By the power vested in me as State President of the Florida Asso-
ciation, Future Farmers of America, I hereby issue a call to all Future
Farmers and friends of the FFA to attend the 37th Annual State Convention
and Leadership Training Conference to be held in Daytona Beach, Florida,
June 15 through 18,1965.
All charter chapters in good standing with the State Association, FFA,
and the National Organizaton are entitled to send two delegates from the
active membership. State Farmer Degree candidates, candidate; 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 Our American Heritage." My
fellow 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 antici-
pation to make this the best state convention ever held.
MARION C. RIVIERE State President

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1964-65 State Officers Luncheon

Sweethearts' Luncheon
Tractor Drivers Breakfast
Delegates and Advisers

Breakfast for
Chapter Award Winners
In Farm Electrification

Luncheon Farm Safety
Fish Fry
"Beach Rest"

Breakfast -
State Officers
going to College
Luncheon -
State Farmer Candidates
Dinner -
Chapter Cooperative Winners
Luncheon -
Top District State Farmers
Luncheon & State Chapter Winners
Dinner Incoming and
Outgoing Officers
Breakfast -
New State Officers

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Greater Daytona Beach
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Advertising Committee for
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Associations in Florida
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12:00 noon-State Officers Luncheon
1:30 p.m.-Interviewing State Officer Candidates
2:00 p.m.-Registration and Delegates Seat Assign-

7:00 a.m.-Breakfast-District winners and Their Ad-
visors-Tractor Driving
8:00 a.m.-Judging, Grading and Identification Con-
8:30 a.m.-Demonstration Contest
9:00 a.m.-Tractor Driving Contest
Continued Registration
12:00 noon-Delegates and Advisors Luncheon
3:30 p.m.-Talent Review for Bandshell Program
2:00 p.m.-Inspirational Services
Welcome and Greetings
Presentation of Charters to New Chapters
Seating of Delegates
State President's Message
Minutes of the 36th Annual Convention
Finals of the Division Winners in Demon-
stration Contest
Crop Farming Awards Presentation
Nomination for Honorary State Farmer
Nominations for President 1965-66
Organizing Committees
7:30 p.m.-Second Session
Parliamentary Procedure Contest
String Band Contest
Presentation of Florida Cattleman Associa-
tion Awards
Presentation of Farm Safety Awards
Presentation of Demonstration and Judging
Presentation of Florida Farm Bureau Par-
liamentary Procedure Awards

7:00 a.m.-Breakfast-Chapter Winners of Farm Elec-
trification Awards and their Advisors
9:00 a.m.-Third Session
State Highlights
Recognition of Naval Stores and Chapter
Forestry Winners
Presentation of State Forestry Awards
SPresentation of Rayonier Foundation For-
estry Scholarship
Presentation of Farm Electrification
Closing Ceremony
11:30 a.m.-Luncheon-Farm Safety Winners
Luncheon-District Sweethearts
1:15 p.m.-Fourth Session
Harmonica Contest
Presentation of Honorary State Farmer De-
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-1965 State Farmers going to
9:00 a.m.-Fifth Session
Treasurer's Report
Citrus Awards
Election and Initiation of Candidates for
State Farmer Degree
Presentation of State Farmer Keys
Presentation of State Farmer Degree
Presentation of State Department of Agri-
culture Awards
Presentation of State Department of Agri-

FFA Leadership Camp

Held February 20-21
February 20-21, 1965 Officers Marion Riviere, James B.
SIXTEN DISTaICT IV F. F. A. Chapters Wells, and Mitchell "Tim" Starling.
were represented in the Officers' Lead- Demonstration of various F.F.A. cere-
ership Training Program at Camp Ithiel monies were given by officers from
in Orange County, south of Ocoee. Sev- chapters in Maynard Evans (Orlando),
enty-two F.F.A. officers, members, and Leesburg, Ocala, Ocoee, and Tavares
advisors attended the camp which start- High Schools.
ed Saturday morning, February 20 and Mr. John S. Folks, Director of Rural
adjourned after the noon meal on Sun- Development, Governmental Relations
day, February 21. The group received Department, Florida Power Corporation,
excellent instruction and ideas concern- gave the group a very helpful discussion
ing the duties and responsibilities of of "Developing a Personal Public Rela-
chapter officers from Mr. A. R. Cox, tions Program". Miss Mary Jo Holland,
F.F.A. Executive Secretary, and State State F.H.A. Vice-President in Public

Relations, Lake Wales, and State F.F.A.
President Riviere gave interesting and
helpful suggestions regarding "Working
Effectively with Individuals and
Groups". A moving picture, "A Step
Ahead," Chet Huntley's report on ca-
reers in agriculture, was shown Satur-
day evening and proved to be very in-
formative. This picture was provided
by the Executive Secretary and comes
from New Holland Machine Company,
New Holland, Pennsylvania.
The Lakeview (Winter Garden) and
Edgewater (Orlando) Chapters were in
charge of the Sunday morning Devo-
tional Program. The participants en-
joyed solos by Miss Jackie Phillips, Miss
Bobbie Holland, and Miss Susan Lowery
all from Lakeview High School. Miss
Barbara Robison, also from Lakeview,

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WUNE 15-18, 1965

culture Scholarships
Presentation of Star Green Hand Awards
11:30 a.m.-First Ballot for President, 1965-66
11:45 a.m.-Luncheon-1965 State Farmer Candidates
and their Advisors
1:30 p.m.-Sixth Session
Presentation of Florida Field Report
Presentation of J. F. Williams Memorial
Introduction of 1964 American Farmer
Degree Recipients and Advisors
1965 American Farmer Degree Applicants
and Advisers
Visiting State Officers
Officers of Youth Organizations in Florida
"Pass-The-Chicken, Pappy" Awards
Presentation of Chapter Cooperative
Address-Robert Franklin Page, National
Vice President
Presentation of Chapter Scrapbook Awards
Special Entertainment-Helen Bretton,
State FFA Sweetheart, Arcadia
Committee Reports
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.-2nd Ballot for President
5:00 p.m.-Dinner-Members and Advisors 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 Public Speaking Awards
Nominations for 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


Retiring Report of the President
Presentation of Standard and Superior
Chapter Awards
11:30 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
Committee Reports
Recommendations for 1966 State Conven-
Silent Prayer
Address-Hon. Thomas D. Bailey, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Presentation of District Star State Farmer
Presentation of District, Area and Star
State Farmer Leadership Awards
Presentation of Star State Farmer Awards
Introduction of New State Officers
5:00 p.m.-Dinner-Incoming and Outgoing Officers,
Past State President, State Award Win-
ners and other guests
7:30 p.m.-Closing Session
Honoring Parents of 1964-65 State FFA
Introduction of Past State Officers
Installation of New State Officers
Presentation of Gavel to Past President
Presentation of Past Officer's Pin
Greetings from New President
Selection of State FFA Sweetheart, 1965-66
Presentation of Awards

8:00 a.m.-Breakfast-New State Officers
9:30 a.m.-Meeting of New State Officers with State
Advisory Committee

was the accompanist for these young
ladies. She also played the piano for
the devotional group singing which was
led by Larry Evanchyk of the Edgewa-
ter Chapter. Scriptures were read by
Stewart Clark, Osceola Junior High
School, Ocala; John Hooker, North
Marion; Mitchell Brown, Groveland;
and Mike Gibson, Sanford Junior High
Excellent and helpful sermonettes on
"The Four Freedoms" were given by Mr.
A. H. Whitmore, General Manager,
Florida Citrus Production Credit Asso-
ciation; Mr. Bill Gunter, National F.F.A.
President in 1954-55 and now with State
Farm Mutual Insurance Company; and
Past State F.F.A. Vice-Presidents Mr.
Jim Crosley, (1963-64), Tavares, and
Mr. David Vorpagel, (1960-61), Long-

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1965

This camp was co-sponsored by the
Production Credit Associations in Flori-
da and their Advisory Committee. The
group is very appreciative of their spon-
sorship and for assistance and donations
from other cooperating persons and
agencies including Mrs. Hinson, Lake-
view High School secretary; Mrs. Dick-
ison, F.H.A. Advisor, Lake Wales; Chase
Fertilizer Company, Sanford; Lake Re-
gion Packing Company, Tavares; and
Minute Maid, Orlando.

Don Farrens, Vocational Agriculture
Teacher, Sanford Junior High School,
being presented the Jaycees "Outstand-
ing Young Teacher" Award for the
year by Fred Wilson.

State Champion FFA Meats Judging
Team are pictured front row, left to
right: Eugene Strickland, Glynn Gray,
and Freddie Norman. On back row are
Mr. Jacques Waller, who coached the
team, Ernest Cullins and Jerry Bagley.

Results of State FFA
Meats Judging Contest
ONE HUNDRED SEVEN members from 32
FFA chapters participated in the
State Contest on Judging and Identify-
ing retail and wholesale cuts of meats.
The high scoring team will represent
Florida in the National Meats Judging
Contest in Kansas City at the American
Royal Livestock Show during the Na-
tional FFA Convention. The team will
receive $350 from the Florida State De-
partment of Agriculture to make the
The results of the contest are listed
Pinecrest 1st 1842
Jerry Bagley 647
Glynn Gray 644
Ernest Cullins 551
Hialeah 2nd 1811
Glenn Byrd 590
John Allen 675
David Buckholtz 545
Alachua-Santa Fe Sr. 3rd 1775
A. D. Smith 608
Casey Carlisle 626
Ed Casey 541
Blountstown Senior 4th 1773
Gregory Burkett 622
Marlow Lewis 607
Frank Gates 544
Other high-scoring individuals:
4th-Scott Chesnut, Sarasota 639
9th-Roger McKendree, Dade City 597
10th-Gary Rogers, South Sumter Sr. 596
11th-Ricky Revins, Crystal River 595

1965 State Champion
Meats Judging Team
Jerry Bagley, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hen-
ry B. Bagley, Route 1, Lithia, Florida is a
junior at Pinecrest High School. In addition to
the meats judging team, he is a member of
the 1965 LandJudging Team that won the
District Championship for the fifth consecu-
tive year. Also, Jerry is a member of the
Pinecrest Vegetable Judging Team that placed
4th in the state contest in 1963 and 7th in
1964. He was a 1964 delegate to the State
FFA convention in Daytona Beach.
Glenn Gray, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
Gray, P.O. Box 26, Lithia, Florida is a junior
at Pinecrest High School. In addition to the
Meats Judging Team, he is a member of the
Livestock Judging Team, He has played two
years of varsity football at Pinecrest and he is
m usher at his church.
Ernest Cullins, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.
B. Cullins, Route 2, Box 52, Bowling Green,
Florida, is a junior at Pinecrest High School.
In addition to the Meats Judging Team, he is
a member of the Livestock Judging Team and
the Dairy Judging Team. Also, he is a mem-
ber of the Pinecrest .Varsity Football, Basket-
ball and Baseball teams. He was the 1964 dele-
gate to the State Forestry Camp. Ernest at-
tends the Wimauma Church of God.
Freddie Norman 16, son 'of Mr. and Mrs.
F. M. Norman, Route 1, Box 236, Lithia,
Florida, is a sophomore at Pincrest High
School. In addition to the Meats Judging
Team, he is a member of the Livestock Judg-
ing Team. Also, he plays varsity football and
he is a member of the Track Team. He at-
tends the Beulah Baptist Church.

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 $710.19, and has been split in three

equal parts and awarded to the following:
Local FFA Chapters (Senior-Osceola
and Ft. King)-to establish a pasture and
fence land laboratory plot as a coopera-
tive project among the chapters in Ocala
in furnishing a place for the students of
Vocational Agriculture to keep their
Kissimmee Junior FFA Chapter-to
assist them in setting up a pasture and
purchasing some purebred livestock.
Sarasota Senior and Junior Chapters
-to assist them in purchasing a tractor
and some equipment to be used on the
school land laboratory plot.
At the State Executive Officer's meet-
ing held in Tampa, February 5, 1965, the
officers approved the application of the
Bethelehem, New Port Richey and How-
ard Bishop chapters for support of their
The Bethlehem chapter has plans to set
up and operate farrowing pens with pure-
bred swine. The New Port Richey chap-
ter will use the money to construct a
shade house to be used for instruction and
plant propagating, and the Howard Bish-
op to set up an incubator and brooder
units to be used in teaching Animal Sci-
ence to Vocational Agriculture students.
The chapters winning second place this
year will receive $236.73 each. The money
is awarded from the interest received on
the Savings Account of the Florida Asso-
ciation, FFA.

Highlands Champion
THE GRAND CHAMPION steer at the re-
cent Highlands County Fair in Sebring
was shown by Sebring FFA-er Gene Sei-
bert. The steer was purchased at the
sale by Publix Supermarket of Sebring
for $1.25 per pound.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1965



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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 Live-
stock Show in Kansas City. The team
will receive $350 expense money to make
the trip, which is donated annually by
the Commissioner of Agriculture, Flori-
da State Department of Agriculture.
Chapter Placing Team Score
Dade City 1st 2153.2
Roger McKendree
Donnie McKendree
Ray Crawford
Mayo 2nd 2089.5
Rod Land
Bobby Thomas
Ronnie Land
Alachua Senior 3rd 2078.8
Jimmy Emerson
Frank Taylor
Reno Hancock
Bethlehem 4th 1998.3
Jerry Baker
Garey Kirkland
Jerry Sellers
Kissimmee Junior 5th 1904.4
Jimmy Chapman
Charlie Bronson
Robert Tyson
Allen Baker
Auburndale 6th 1808.3
Billy Holbrook
Thomas Mills
Roger McCoy
Wildwood Senior 7th 1794.6
Tommy Hunt
James Hurst
Ricky Demott
Orlando Boone 8th 1631.7
Ernest Story
Bill Parrish
Al DeMunck
North Miami 9th 1587.3
Ray Johnson
Bill Oetting
Tom Trotta
Rick Battillo
Belle Glade 10th 1488.7
Gayle Sullivan
Dale Strickland
Jerry Barbree
High scoring individuals respectively:
Donnie McKendree, 766; Ronnie Land,
755; Frank Taylor, 741; Billy Holbrook,
722; Garey Kirkland, 711; Ray Craw-
ford, 703; Roger McKendree, 683.
ARDENE WIGGINS, Plant City Chapter
member, was elected president of the
Hillsborough FFA Federation at a recent
meeting in Brandon. The meeting was
attended by 60 delegates and their ad-
visors from eleven chapters. Other offi-
cers elected were John Renfroe, Turkey
Creek, vice president; Robert Swilley,
Pinecrest, secretary; Bruce Hutchcraft,
Brandon, treasurer; Jim Rainey, Turkey
Creek, reporter; Allen Hanchey, Cham-
berlain (Tampa), sentinel; and Lee Ty-
ler, East Bay, chaplain.
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State winning livestock judging team
from the Dade City FFA Chapter. Left
to right, Omar Ergle, Adviser, Garry
Breeden, Donnie McKendree, Ray Craw-
ford and Roger McKendree.

Livestock Judging
Donnie McKendree, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert B. McKendree of rural Dade City was
the high individual in the state contest. Born
and reared on a ranch, his main interests are
in ranching. Donnie is a junior and is en-
rolled in the advanced agricultural science
class. He has been a member of the Livestock
Judging Team for two years and has been
consistently high. This year he is a chapter
secretary and showed a steer in the Pasco
County Fair. His other activities include the
Pep Club and other school and community ac-
tivities. He plans on majoring in animal hus-
bandry and becoming a rancher.
Ray Crawford, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
M. Crawford of Lacoochee is a senior at Pas-
co High School. He is in his fourth year of
agriculture and is enrolled in the agricultural
production class. Ray has been a member of
the Land Judging Team, Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Team and Livestock Judging Team for
two years. This year he is Parliamentarian of
the chapter and a member of the Meats Judg-
ing Team. His other activities include the
football team and Pep Club. Ray hopes to
pursue a career in engineering.
Roger McKendree, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. 0. McKendree of rural Dade City, was
born and reared on a ranch. He is a junor at
Pasco High School and is enrolled in the ad-
vanced agricultural science class. Roger has
been on the Livestock Judging Team for two
years and on the Land Judging Team and
Meats Judging Teams. He was also Star
Chapter Farmer and served as Reporter last
year. He has shown a steer at the Pasco
County Fair and Tampa State Fair for two
years. Roger plans to attend the University
of Florida and major in animal science.
Garry Breeden, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.
E. Breeden is a junior at Pasco High School.
He is enrolled in his third year of agriculture
and is chapter president. He has been a
member of the Dairy Judging Team, Meats
Judging Team, and Land Judging Team. He
is also a member of the Pep Club and Inter
Act Club. Garry plans on a career m some
field of agriculture.





Frank Risher of Department

Of Agriculture Retires

FRANK W. RISHER, Assistant Commis-
sioner of the Florida Department of Ag-
riculture and a veteran of nearly 36
years of public service to agriculture in
Florida will retire on April 1, it was an-
nounced today by Commissioner Doyle
"It is with deep regret that I feel com-
pelled to accede finally to Mr. Rishers'
wish that he be permitted to retire,"
Conner said. "It was at my urgent re-
quest that he has postponed his planned
retirement until now.
His contributions to agricultural pro-
gress in' this State over many years of
faithful and dedicated service have been
numerous and effective. His departure
from active service is a loss to all of us
in the Department, and to his many FRANK .
friends throughout the state, especially
in the poultry and egg industry." He has been honored
Conner said he expects to name a presented by Florida 4
successor to Risher at a later date. on behalf of that youth
Risher, who will observe his 75th Risher and his wife, t
birthday September 26 this year, has Snow of Raleigh, N. C.,
had a distinguished career during 53 1926 and have two da
years of public service to agriculture in grandchildren. They
the Southeast. St. Paul Methodist chu
Born in 1890 on a farm near Branch- see.
ville, South Carolina, he attended the
county high school and won a 4-year
scholarship to Clemson A & M College
where he graduated at 21 with a B. S.
He holds an M. S. degree in agricul-
tural economics and an M. S. degree for
meritorius service in agriculture, both
from North Carolina State college.
In 1929 he joined the Florida Market-
ing Bureau as a market specialist after
experience in North Carolina as a teach-
er of agriculture, county agent, Exten-
sion Service worker, representative of a
growers' cooperative and market special-
He was "borrowed" by the Florida De-
partment of Agriculture to establish a
Poultry and Egg division for enforce-
ment of a new poultry -law enacted by
the 1947 legislature.
It was a pioneering project for state
regulation in the poultry and egg field
and was eminently successful. He re-
turned to the Marketing Bureau in 1951.
When Conner became Commissioner
of the reorganized Department of Agri-
culture in January of 1961, he named
Risher to the newly created post of as-
sistant commissioner.
Risher is a Shriner and a Kiwanian.
He has been a member of the Florida
Egg Commission since its organization COM M EI
in 1957. He is a life member of the
Florida State Poultry Producers' Asso- B
ciation. Other memberships include the
Florida Cattlemen's Association; Future
Farmers of America (State Farmer de- OF
gree); National Association of Market-
ing Officials (past president); National
Good Egg Club and Epsilon Sigma Phi, A
agricultural professional society.

14 Florida Future Farmer

1 with a plaque
L-H for services
he former Helen
were married in
fighters and five
ire members of
rch in Tallahas-



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
from the State Department of Agricul-


Placing Team Score

Alachua Santa Fe Sr.
Grier Wells
Russell Taylor
Bell Beck

Zephyrhills Junior
Bill Brown
Calvin Boyette
Wayne Bodiford
Gonzalez Junior
James Carden
Eddie Nichols
Jimmy Nims
Tim McAllister
Dickie Kelly
Jerry Skinner
Buddy Grant
Ft. Meade
John Crews
Bill Lovett
Dallis Roberts
Jim Walker

Tallahassee Leon
Jerry Connell
Clay Mason
Tommy Herndon
Harold Miller
Turkey Creek
Gary Uniker
Willey Hinton
John Renfroe
Raymond Rogers

Kenneth Summers
Richard Dillon
Billy Trussell
Richard Brinson
Moore Haven
John Click
Kenneth Lisenby
Riley Ransom
Paul Click

Sidney Strickland, Jr.
Alachua Santa Fe Jr. 10th
Andy Pettit
Tommy Beck
Robert Clemons



2nd 1390.0

3rd 1178.1

National winners of the Judging, Grading and Identification Contest at the National
4th 1165.3 Junior Horticulture Association Convention in New Orleans. Left to right are: Chris
Keller, Dale Barstow and Jimmy Floyde. They were awarded the trip by the Florida
Power and Light Company, and since they won the state and the national contests,
they will not be eligible to compete at the State FFA Convention, June 15, 1965.



Gum Farm Project

THE JASPER CHAPTER, on their 40-acre
St. Regis forest, is operating a 300-face
gum farming project. Two members,
Johnny and Robert Bracewell, are doing
the work under a lease agreement with
the chapter. Recommended Naval Stores
6th 1084.7 conservation practices are being used.
So far this season four barrels of gum
have been dipped and sold to a processor
in Valdosta. Mr. Arthur A. Murphy,
area forester, U. S. Forest Service, has

7th 1079.5

8th 1066.3

9th 1059.9


High individuals respectively: Grier
Wells, 525; Wayne Bodiford, 481; Rus-
sell Taylor 475.

Florida Future Farmer for Spring, 1965



breed better beef for you

H. E. Wolfe, owner-St. Augustine, Fla.
Located midway between
St. Augustine & Green Cove Springs

visited the project on three occasions
to give demonstrations of good Naval
Stores practices to all chapter members.

Junior Membership
TOM EDWARDS, a Starke FFA member,
has been granted a junior membership
in the American Angus Association at
St. Joseph, Missouri. Tom was one of
the 229 young people in the United
States to receive junior membership last



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was awarded the coveted George Wash-
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series, "Helping Keep America Power-
The award-winning ads appeared in
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and professions for their contributions to
America's strength and welfare through
"individual initiative and enterprise."
Florida Power and Light ad series won
similar honors in 1955 and 1962 for fur-
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The award was accepted by M. B.
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advertising for Florida Power and Light,
during ceremonies on Washington's
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Light advertisements honored by the
National Awards Jury of the Freedoms
Foundation are Teaching, Medicine,
Press, Legal profession, Architects, Avia-
tion, Banking, Engineering, Retail Mer-
chants, Construction Industry, Labor,
Insurance, Communications and Trans-
The advertisements cited the accom-
plishments of these industries and pro-
fessions in Florida in helping give this
country the highest living standard in
the world, in making America strong
and prosperous, and our future secure.

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The advertisements also pointed up
the strength of America's power system
and cited what Florida Power and Light
Company is doing in the way of multi-
million dollar expansion program to
keep pace with Florida's sound and ex-
panding economy.
The series was selected for the top
1964 award in the Local Advertising
category by a 30-member awards jury

composed of state supreme court jurists
and executive officers of national veter-
ans, patriotic and service club organiza-
The Freedoms Foundation has as its
purpose fostering an understanding of
the spirit and philosophy of the Consti-
tution and Bill of Rights and emphasiz-
ing "love of freedom" and the inaliena-
ble rights of man.

Young MacDonald has a farm

...but it isn't like grandpa's used to be!
Not just an oink-oink here and a quack-quack there ... but
Reddy Kilowatt is everywhere. Electrical work-savers cut
down chore drudgery, increase productivity, help boost
profits. No wonder the modern electrified farm is more
attractive to young people. They're finding a future in
profitable Florida farming electrically. Ee-i-ee-i-oh!
Reddy salutes the Future Farmers of Florida. This great
farm youth organization through knowledge and use of
modern-day farming methods is building tomorrow's
agriculture leadership today! More power to you!

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