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Group Title: Florida future farmer
Title: The Florida future farmer
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Summer 1965

37th FFA


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192 Receive State Farmer Degree at State Convention

192 members of the Florida Association, FFA, received the State Farmer degree at the State Convention in Daytona Beach. The labor total income of these
members from productive enterprises was $375,928.18. Each received at least $5 from the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company. The best in three districts
received $10, the best m two areas received $25 and the Star State Farmer received $50 from them. The State Farmer Keys were presented by eight Florida
Production Credit Associations. The two area winners received $100 from the Southern Nitrogen Company, Inc., Savannah, Georgia, and the Florida Nitro-
gen Company, Tampa, Florida; The District Winners received $75.00 each and the Adviser of the the Star State Farmer received $75, to help pay their ex-
penses in attending the National FFA Convention in Kansas City next October. Three other outstanding members also received $50.00 each and transportation
to the National Convention from the State Department of Agriculture. Also the Star State Farmer received $200 from the Future Farmers of America Foun-
dation, and a trophy from Florida Publishing Company. *** Star State Farmer. "* Area State Farmer. District State Farmer.

Name of Chapter and Adviser in Bold Type
Name (A) (B) (C) (D)
Allentown-Jerome Campbell
Eddie Nelson 12 17 4 $ 732.37
Baker-Gordon Walther
Joseph Esker Messick 12 18 4 708.59
Thomas Gordon Walther 12 17 4 1,496.00
Bethlehem-Leroy Gillis
Jerry Wayne Baker 11 17 4 916.69
Douglas Ellenburg 11 17 4 567.49
Richard Gary Kirkland 12 18 4 1,029.62
Ronald Preston Kirkland 11 17 4 552.14
Larry Motley 12 17 4 664.53
Bonifay Sr.-Jack E. Tison-Donnie Treadwell
Joseph Bradshaw 12 17 4 1,271.68
Clifton H. Lyon II Grad. 19 4 7,403.62
Harry Lyon 12 18 4 9,170.21
Cottondale-Gharod Whitfield
Gerald Wayne Christmas 12 17 3 1,352.58
Alton Hargrove 12 17 4 4,214.27
Rex Lairmore 12 19 4 872.89
Gonzalez-Tate Sr.-O. R. Farish-Robert C. Holley
Eddie Hinote 12 18 3 1,410.35
Robert W. Page 12 17 4 767.00
Laurel Hill-Thomas A. Hughes
Douglas Allen 12 17 4 539.55
Richard Carter 12 18 4 530.64
Keith L. Free 12 18 4 546.88
Marianna-R. F. Toole
*Billy Edward Swails 12 18 4 17,191.29
Munson- C. A. Rice, Jr.
Malcolm L. Reed 12 19 4 749.84
Paxton-Hubert Christian
Ronald Earl Hobbs 12 18 4 10,179.71
Raymond D. White 12 17 4 1,144.82
Ponce de Leon-Wayne O. Manning
Cornell Miller 12 18 4 1,588.37
Jimmy Ray Powell 12 17 4 1,027.98
Poplar Springs-W. C. Revell
David Bell 11 17 4 2,696.90
Hilton McSwain 11 17 4 1,747.48
Vernon-Irving Roche
Thomas W. Cook 12 17 4 1,845.62
Dwight Lee Perkins 12 17 3 692.83
Walnut Hill-Glenn C. Key, Jr.
Tommy Corley 12 17 4 2,200.68
John Godwin 12 18 4 1,270.84
Marvin Jas. Hollingsworth 12 17 4 1,310.89
Paul Hollingsworth 12 17 4 1,682.00
Dewey Vaughn 12 18 4 527.53

Blountstown, Sr.-C. Lamar Jones-Fred Ward
Gregory Burkett 12 18 4 $ 1,531.04
Randy Shelton 12 17 4 1,283.42
Branford-H. Wilson Suggs
Doyle Bell 12 17 3 1,455.70
Robert L. Koon 12 18 4 1,487.85
Roger Terry 12 18 4 1,460.05
Havana-O. E. Yearty
Freddy Shelfer 12 18 3 1,391.43
Jasper-James L. Dunaway, Jr.
Elwood Bembry 12 19 4 3,700.56
Paul Dampier 12 18 4 1,912.11
John L. Robinson 12 17 4 889.35
John R. Smith 12 18 4 2,986.78
Jennings-Edward N. Lawson
Billy Laseter 12 18 4 843.30
Live Oak (Williams)-Lewis M. Tucker
Alvin H. Fullbright 12 18 4 1,781.25
Wetzel Johnson 12 17 4 814.05
Bill Montgomery 12 17 4 566.31
Elliott Elton Scott 12 17 4 547.84
Dwight Stansel 12 17 4 542.36
Geo. Phillip Townsend III 12 17 4 1,969.59
Mayo (Lafayette)--J. M. Everett
Barn Connie McCray, Jr. 12 17 4 733.47
Jimmy T. Starling 12 18 4 5,380.20
Montlcello-J. C. Waldron
Robert Lee Hopson 12 19 4 1,096.13
Jaren C. Lee 12 17 3 955.70
Quincy-Arlie P. Hughes
**"T. B. Smith** 12 17 4 44,959.63
Tallahassee (Leon)-O. Z. Revell
Allan Tucker 12 18 4 574.87


Alachua-Santa Fe Sr.-
Kennth Lee-F. D. McCormick
Donald Boggs 12 17
Danny Chesser 12 17
Charles Davis 12 19
Carlton DeLoach, Jr. 12 18
Johnny Emerson 12 18
Jimmy Hill 12 18


DISTRICT II (Continued)
Name (A) (B) (C) (D)
James Lowell Parrish 12 17 4 946.92
Ronald L. Prentice 12 18 4 1,507.39
Bill Shaw 12 18 4 1,280.98
Russell Thomas Taylor III 12 18 4 2,121.85
*Samuel Grier Wells 12 18 4 1,752.08
Bell-Donald C. Hurst
Robert Earl Smith 12 17 4 913.36
Bronson-Fred A. Shaw
Milton E. Sims 12 17 4 1,409.10
Chiefland-W. C. McElroy
James Robert Asbell 12 18 4 501.03
Donald Edwin Campbell 12 18 4 559.50
Wendell Corbin 12 17 4 777.50
Jerry Michael Reid 12 17 4 2,921.78
Ft. White-Travis O'Bryan
SDonald Hugh Glenn 12 17 4 3,349.14
Gainesville Sr.-Harry M. Lydick
Thomas R. Castell 12 18 4 1,764.65
James M. Runnels 12 18 4 1,130.00
Jacksonvllle-Paxon-George W. Busby
Michael Cox 12 18 3 3,558.30
Richard Kennedy 12 18 3 632.35
Macelenny-Jack Williams
James Ronald Crummey 12 17 4 1,157.35
Leonard Ray Davis 12 18 4 1,328.85
Melrose-Clyde A. Rogers
Michael LaV. Beckman 12 17 4 973.05
Parks Bruce Finley 12 17 4 542.40
James David Ford 12 19 4 1,277.55
Newberry-Roger J. Ussery
Marion L. Bishop, Jr. 12 18 4 2,272.15
Johnny Kennard, Jr. 12 18 4 4,773.10
Clarence T. McGehee, Jr. 12 17 4 3,888.08
Palatka Sr.-H. L. Sommers
Paul Usina 12 18 4 750.80
Starke-Curtis A. Marlowe
Arthur Douglas 11 16 3 1,079.50
Ronald Whitehead 11 18 3 577.30
Starke-Bradford-Paul C. Hutchins
Lonnie Otis Melton 12 18 4 916.20
Trenton-V. T. Sewell
Thomas Jones 12 18 4 1,950.04

Apopka Sr.--Robert Roberson-Louis E. Frost
Kent R. Crakes 12 17 3 $ 2,318.15
John D. Driggers 11 17 3 5,721.89
Tom Stutzman 11 17 3 828.92
Bushnell-South Sumter-
John L. Stephens-Jerry Mitchell
Paul J. Dudley, Jr. 12 17 4 1,525.52
Billy Farmer 12 18 4 706.16
George T. James 12 17 4 1,428.14
Gary Rogers 12 17 4 1,761.20
Crystal River-Dewitt C. Crawford
Thomas J. Jackson 12 19 4 789.52
Donald Lee Maynard 12 20 4 832.35
DeLand-D. E. Bennett
Howard A. Henderson 11 19 3 1,222.09
Robert W. Wilkins 11 18 3 508.20
Groveland-Robert A. Campbell-Freddie G. Garner
Jacky D. Atchley 12 19 4 716.76
Mitchell DeVon Brown 12 17 4 1,162.05
Spurgeon Delane Crawford 12 18 4 1,393.30
Paul Everett Rozar 11 18 4 8,573.20
New Smyrna Beach, Sr.-C. Brenton Battersby
Rex Albert Malmberg, Jr. 12 18 4 2,060.41
Ocoee-Elmer E. Badger
Henry Carroll Adams 12 18 3 536.90
George M. Robertson, Jr. 11 18 3 536.05
Larry Douglas Stallard 12 18 3 882.11
Alfred P. Taylor 11 18 3 1,284.59..
Pieraon-Taylor-Paul E. Cade
Victor Allen Powell 12 17 4 3,007.53
James P. Taylor, Jr. 12 17 4 1,917.41
Sanford-Seminole, Sr.-Wm. B. West
Eugene H. Rodgers, Jr. 12 19 4 737.17
Donald L. Sipes 12 19 4 1.085.07
Sparr-N. Marion, Sr.-Wm. S. Fish-W. C. Holland
John D. Hooker 12 17 4 2,607.60
Tavares-Lewis M. Brubaker
Samuel John Cordrey 12 18 3 1,457.34
*Wayne L. Hawthorne"* 12 18 4 3,777.34
Charles Edd Holder III 12 17 4 625.92
Wildwood Sr.-James R. Edwards
Carrol Higgs 12 18 4 2,982.39
Reginald Terrence Hurst 12 18 4 1,824.10
Tommy Joe Hurst 12 17 4 2,627.45
Jimmy Moore 12 17 4 676.90

Auburndale-William R. Holbrook
Wayne O'Brien 12 18 4 $ 4,676.82
Bartow, Sr.-Robert O'Berry
George William Cochran 12 18 4 934.88

DISTRICT V (Continued)
Name (A) (B) (C) (D)
Joseph Frederick Johnson 12 18 4 544.75
David Anthony Stickney 12 17 4 547.96
Brandon, Sr.-N. L. Storms-J. G. Peterson
Donald C. Corett 12 18 4 624.97
Brooksville (Hernando)-Herschell Terrell
Y William R. Sellers 12 18 4 617.40
Dade City-W. Floyd Philman-Omar Ergle
Roger Allen Groover 12 18 4 1,536.60
Roger McKendree 11 16 3 1,844.55
Fort Meade-Thomas A. Cochrane-Harry H. Samol
Jesse R. Barnett III 12 17 3 665.00
Frostproof-J. L. Cannon
Charles Justin Simmons 12 17 4 570.31
Haines City-Glenn Wade, Jr.
Danny Bowen 11 16 3 690.04
Phil Henry 12 17 3 636.00
Garry Levon Smith 12 17 3 1,853.25
Kathleen, Sr.-Walter W. Massey-Dwight Ellis
Philip Carl 12 19 4 1,599.22
Robert C. Hunt, Jr. 12 18 4 1,069.01
Larry Glenn McCraney 12 17 4 1,087.33
Lakeland-Wm. B. Howell-Richard Gavin
Micheal Aldine Combee 12 18 3 5,710.00
Johnny E. Giles 12 17 3 1,342.20
Charles Ray Palmer 12 17 3 622.58
David N. Szanyi 12 17 3 515.04
Largo-Wm. E. Moore
Ronald W. Hines 12 18 3 597.78
New Port Richey-E. Shepard Young
Charles P. Dennison 12 17 3 1,096.27
James Ray Windham 12 18 3 645.90
Plant City, Sr.-D. M. Nifong, Jr.-Ra Arrington
Johnny Cato 12 17 3 1,150.39
*Ardene Wiggins 12 18 4 4,198.24
Fred Yarbrough 12 16 3 1,506.63
Eddie Yates 12 18 4 1,182.00
Turkey Creek-John St. Martin. Jr.-
J. L. Simmons-Elton Hinton
Floyd Barber 12 18 4 704.64
Tommy Brock 12 .18 4 699.09
Charles F. Renfroe, Jr. 12 18 4 1,656.51
Raymond Keith Rogers 12 18 4 1,327.60
John St. Martin 12 18 4 1,284.77
Gary Umiker 12 18 4 673.00
Winter Haven, Sr.-Robert A. Croft-Louis E. Smith
John Stephen Brannen 12 18 4 718.49
Donald Frank Buxton 12 18 4 1,324.76
Zephyrhils Sr.-Wm. R. Jefferies; H. L. Renner
Glenn Ehlers 12 17 4 1,407.29
Avon Park-H. Dean Griffin
Steve Seims 12 17 3 $ 1,164.03
Tommy L. Thomas 12 18 3 636.00
Bradenton-Southeast, Sr.-
Charles Wllliams-R. E. Balley-R. L. Narmore
Chares M. Helm, Jr. 11 16 3 2,119.70
Robert L. Keen 11 17 3 1,430.00
Bruce Alien Yancey 12 18 4 1,569.77
Clewiston-Robert L. Rogers
David K. Hester 12 17 4 725.84
Fort Pierce-John W. Wetmore
Edward Charles Consalo 12 18 3 556.49
Russell Weber 12 19 3 2.172.20
Hialeah-B. G. Cromer-R. C. Bishop
John Allan 12 17 3 911.38
*Glenn Byrd** 12 17 3 9,099.89
David Carter 12 18 3 728.47
George Fader 12 18 3 1,033.93
William McCormick 12 18 3 565.94
Wayne McFarland 12 17 3 507.56
Edward P. Southern 12 20 3 1,893.44
Clifford Trout 12 18 3 673.44
Miami-Edison-H. Quentin Duff
Jerry Barber 12 18 3 508.93
Gerald Brooks 12 18 3 660.34
Ronald Morrison 12 18 3 645.19
Jerry W. Nolen 12 19 3 680.68
North Miami-Perry A. Sistrunk
William Oetting 12 17 3 588.52
Okeechobee-James Knight
Clyde Roland Durrance 12 18 3 3,745.00
Roy Douglas Hancock 12 18 4 1,434.58
Robert A. Mann 12 17 4 908.51
Larry Williams 12 16 3 805.20
Pahokee-Noma R. Norman
Billy Mack Sheffield 12 19 4 6243.10
Sarasota, Sr.-Clifford Bloodsworth-Jeff Daughtry
Richard Lee Bixler 12 20 3 588.20
Wauchula-Hardee-C. A. Platt
Steve Kay 12 17 4 732.61
Wauchula-Peace River-John W. Maddox
Doyle E. Carlton III 12 17 3 2,664.12
Jimmy Knight 12 18 3 709.85
Pete Marovich 12 18 3 1,041.54
Ronald Moye 12 17 3 4.605.28

Column (A) Shows Grade in School; (B) Years of Age; (C) Number of Years in Vocational Agriculture and Column (D) the Amount of Labor Income

The 1965 State Legislature enacted a Resolution honoring Harry E. Wood's contri-
bution to Florida as State Supervisor of Vocational Agriculture and as an out-
9tanding FFA Adviser and former Vocational Agriculture Teacher for 41 years.
In the picture House Speaker, E. C. Rowell, right, presents a signed and sealed copy
of the Resolution to Mr. Wood as State Supt. Thomas D. Bailey and Speaker Des.g-
nate, George Stone, former Agriculture Teacher, look on. All the men are Honor-
ary State Farmers of the Florida Association, FFA.

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Education Resolution

Future Farmer members were honored in
recognition of House Concurrent Resolu-
tion Number 684 during the 1965 Legis-
The following is a concurrent resolu-
tion commending Harry Evins Wood for
his many years of service in the cause of
agricultural education.
WHEREAS, Harry Evins Wood, State
Supervisor of Agricultural Education and
State Advisor of the Florida Association
of the Future Farmers of America, has
served the cause of agricultural education
as a Teacher of Vocational Agriculture

and as Assistant State Supervisor and
State Supervisor of Agricultural Educa-
tion with the State Department of Edu-
cation for a total of forty-one years, and
WHEREAS, Harry Evins Wood has been
selected as a Master Teacher of Voca-
tional Agriculture and as the "Man of
the Year" in agriculture in Florida by
the Progressive Farmer Magazine, and
WHEREAS, Harry Evins Wood has
been selected by the American Forestry
Association as the outstanding man in
education in his field in the United
States, and
WHEREAS, Harry Evins Wood has serv-

The Florida Future Farmer VOLUME XXVI NUMBER 3
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, Kissimmnee 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 .................. Glenn Byrd, Hialeah
1st V. Pres ...John Hooker, Sparr-N. Marion, Sr.
2nd V. Pres. ....Bruce Yancey, Bradenton-SE, Sr.
3rd V. Pres........... David Bell Poplar Springs
4th V. Pres............ Larry McCraney, Kathleen
5th V. Pres . Samuel G. Wells, Alachua-Santa Fe
6th V. Pres. ...........Thomas B. Smith. Quincy
Executive Secretary ...... A. R. Cox, Tallahassee
State Adviser ........... H. E. Wood. Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 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. Trees. .. J. M. Campbell. Richmond, Va.
Nat. Adviser, Dr. A. W. Tenney. Washington, D.C.

ed as President of the Southern Regional
Conference of Supervisors and Teacher-
Educators in Agricultural Education, and
as President of the National Association
of State Supervisors of Agricultural Edu-
cation, and
WHEREAS, under his leadership, the
number of vocational agricultural depart-
ments has increased from one hundred
thirty-eight to two hundred nineteen and
the number of Future Farmers Associa-
tion and New Farmer Association mem-
bers has increased from five thousand
seven hundred nineteen to thirteen thous-
and five hundred nine, and
WHEREAS, under the direction and in-
spiration of Harry Evins Wood, five Flor-
ida students attained national office in
the Future Farmers of America, among
them the Honorable Doyle Conner, Com-
missioner of Agriculture, Bill Gunter, Hal
Davis, James Quincey, and Victor Butler,
WHEREAS, two Florida students of Har-
ry Evins Wood have attained national
recognition as Star Farmers of America,
Forrest Davis and George Culverhouse,
WHEREAS, many thousands of young
men have benefited from his instruction
and through his efforts have become bet-
ter farmers and better citizens, Now
Be It Resolved by the House of Rep-
resentatives of the State of Flor-
ida, the Senate Concurring:
That on behalf of the people of the
State of Florida, this 1965 Legislature
does here and now commend and acclaim
the efforts of Harry Evins Wood on be-
half of the youth of our state, as an out-
standing example of the contribution
made by the members of the teaching
profession of the State of Folrida to the
future of our youth, our state and our
of this resolution be dispatched to Harry
Evins Wood and one copy to the Future
Farmers of America.

The Cover

ONE OF the highlights of the 37th Annual
State FFA Convention was the Delegates'
and Adviser's Luncheon sponsored by the
Production Credit Associations of Florida.
This enjoyable event was attended by
more than 450 delegates, advisers, state
officers, members and friends.
Marion Riviere, State President, gave
a short welcome and introduced his fellow
state officers.
The Invocation was given by Tim Star-
ling, 6th State Vice-President from the
Macclenny Chapter.
R. A. Darr, President Federal Inter-
mediate Credit Bank, Columbia, South
Carolina, introduced the main speaker
and presented the State Farmer pins also
sponsored by the Production Credit As-
sociations of Florida.
Principal speaker was Lester L. Hale,
Dean of Student Affairs at the University
of Florida.

Receiving the Honorary State Farmer Degree at the 37th Annual State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach, are seated on the
front row from left to right, are: F. R. Berquist, Lorin T. Bice, Shelly S. Boone, John W. Seay, F. E. Breckenridge; Randall
Chase, Russell D. Willis, Dr. E. L. Fouts, Dr. W. G. Kirk, Samuel I. Hendrix, Delmar Montgomery, C. H. Ortt and Thomas F.
Tomlinson. Back row from left to right: Morris E. Zipprer, Ernest Hinterkopf, Dr. Maxwell C. King, Downing Musgrove, Rob-
ert O'Berry, H. Wilson Suggs, Norman 0. Protsman, James R. Saunders, S. D. (Dave) Star, Jerry Stoller and Ledley H. Wear.

Report on the 37th FFA Convention

FUTURE FARMERS, Chapter Advisers and
guests attended the Thirty-Seventh An-
nual State FFA Convention and Leader-
ship Conference in record numbers. Reg-
istration at the Convention, which was
held at Peabody Auditorium in Daytona
Beach, June 13-18, exceeded 1000. Many
of the meetings and special events were
attended by crowds in excess of this num-
ber. Outstanding performances were
turned in by President Riviere and his
fellow officers, for which they have re-
ceived many well deserved compliments
from advisers, parents, friends, and coop-
erators. An outstanding characteristic of
the Florida FFA Convention is the team-
work between officers, members, advisers,
and staff. This year was no exception as
164 advisers attended and assisted with
the many activities and events scheduled
for the convention.
Included among the many guests of the
convention during the week were: R. A.
Darr, President, Farm Credit Banks of
Columbia, South Carolina; Robert Frank-
lin Page, National Vice-President of the
FFA, Hoboken, Georgia; Jimmy Keith,
State President, Georgia Association,
FFA, Greenville, Georgia; Victor Butler,
Past State and National President, Ha-
vana, Florida; and State NFA Officers,
President George Bradley and Historian
Arnold Sails. These guests gave gener-
ously of their time and talents in helping
to make the convention a success. It
was truly a "team" effort, with each one
pitching in to do his share to help make
this one of Florida's outstanding con-
Highlights of the Convention were elec-
tion of new officers, luncheons and break-
fasts sponsored by Florida firms, FFA
Sweetheart contest, a talent show, tractor

and vegetable judging contests, presenta-
tion of awards and honorary degrees, pre-
sentation of scholarships, and talks by
Florida dignitaries.

Monday Sees Candidates
The Rotary Club Program was pre-
sented at the Palmetto Club, with Irving
Roche in charge. Appearing on the pro-
gram were Jim Giles, Past State FFA
Vice-President as speaker and the Bush-
nell FFA String Band furnishing the
The Daytona Chamber of Commerce
was host to the State Officers and State
Staff for a luncheon. During the lunch-
eon, Floyd Kay, Manager, Daytona
Chamber of Commerce, was presented an
FFA Desk Paper Weight.

The highlight of the afternoon and
evening was the interviewing of the can-
didates for state offices.

Successful Luncheon An
Event of Tuesday Morning
The Florida Tractor Equipment Com-
pany, Jacksonville, was host at a break-
fast for District Tractor Driver winners
and their advisers.
Registration; housing; tractor driving
contest; vegetable judging, identification,
grading and demonstration contests had
the spotlight during the morning. Future
Farmers filled their headquarters, the
Daytona Plaza Hotel and many of the
surrounding hotels and motels.
The Delegates and Advisers Luncheon,
sponsored by the Production Credit Asso-
ciations of Florida, was held at the Day-

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

State President's Message
The highlight of my life was on June 17, the day I was elected your
1965-66 State President. I express my sincere appreciation and thanks to
you who have made this possible, and to those who have offered words of
encouragement for the coming year.
As we face the coming year, horizons unlimited in the field of agricul-
ture, let us remember always that it is only through hard work, cooperation,
and the desire to gain set goals, that we accomplish our purposes. May we
accomplish our tasks of the coming year so they may be heard throughout
the state and across the nation.
Fellow Future Farmers, as we mingle with others, let us look to God
for help and guidance, and make our next year the greatest our Florida
Association has ever known.
Glenn Byrd
President Florida Association, FFA

tona Plaza Hotel at 12:00 noon. This
most enjoyable event was attended by
more than 450 delegates, advisers, state
officers, members and friends. Marion
Riviere, State President, gave a short
welcome and introduced his fellow state
officers. The Invocation was given by
Tim Starling, 6th State Vice-President
from the Macclenny Chapter. Robert
Franklin Page, National Vice-President,
made a few remarks. Principal speaker
was Lester L. Hale, Dean of Student Af-
fairs, University of Florida, Gainesville.
H. E. Wood, State FFA Adviser, intro-
duced the guests. Orchids were present-
ed to all the ladies present.
A program was presented to the Day-
tona Beach Lions Club with Nat Storms,
Agriculture Teacher from Brandon, in
charge of the program. The Branford
String Band furnished the music and
Larry Ford, Past State FFA Vice-Presi-
dent from Malone was the speaker.

Inspirational Service
Held Tuesday Afternoon
A special inspirational service was held
in the Peabody Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.
The service was conducted by the follow-
ing State Officers and five of the past
State and National Officers from Flor-
ida. Bill Gunter, Orlando; Larry Ford,
Malone; Marcus Shackleford, Wauchula-
Peace River; Jim Giles, Auburndale; and
William Alpin, Paxton. Helen Bretton,
1964-65 FFA Sweetheart from Arcadia,
sang several numbers accompanied by
Debbie Scott, Arcadia.
Mayor Owen Eubank, in a welcome
address, congratulated the delegates on
past behavior and urged the boys to bring
the convention to Daytona Beach again
next year. He presented "Keys to the
City" to the following people: Marion
Riviere, State President of the Florida
Association, FFA, Santa Fe Sr. Chapter
at Alachua; Helen Bretton, State FFA
Sweeheart, Arcadia; Robert Franklin
Page, National Vice-President, Hoboken,
Georgia; F. L. Northrop, Area II Super-
visor, Agricultural Education, University
of Florida, Gainesville; Richard Kelly,
Vocational Agricultural Teacher at In-
verness and Past State FFA Vice-Presi-
dent; Past State Vice-Presidents Jim
Giles, Auburndale and Marcus Shackle-
ford, Wauchula-Peace River; and Past'
State FFA President, William Alpin,
Floyd Kay, Manager of Daytona Beach
Chamber of Commerce, and Milton Cur-
ry, Supervisor, Senior High Schools, Vbl-
usia County extended greetings and best
wishes to the Future Farmers. Mr. Kay
acclaimed A. R. Cox, Executive Secre-
tary, and H. E. Wood, Advisor, Florida
Association, FFA, Honorary Citizens of
the Daytona Beach Area.
Marion Riviere, State FFA President,
introduced his fellow state officers--st
Vice-President from Suwannee-Live Oak,
Lewis Ward; 2nd Vice-President from
Lake Weir-Summerfield, Paul Adams;
3rd Vice-President from Ft. Pierce, Brad
Culverhouse; 4th Vice-President from
Jay, James Wells; 5th Vice-President

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

from Winter Haven, Bobby Coburn; and
6th Vice-President from Macclenny, Tim
Robert Page, National FFA Vice-Pres-
ident from Hoboken, Georgia, introduced
by President Riviere, spoke briefly. Sev-
eral former state and national officers
were introduced at this time: Past State
President, FFA, from Paxton in 1955-56,
William Alpin; Past State FFA Vice-
Presidents in 1963-64, Larry Ford, Ma-
lone and Marcus Shackleford, Wauchula-
Peave River; and National FFA Presi-
dent in 1954-55 from Live Oak, Bill Gun-
At this time, H. E. Wood, State FFA
Adviser, presented charters to the new
FFA Chapters. Bonifay Jr., Milton Jr.,
River-East Bay, Tampa-Dowdell, and
Zephyrhills Jr.
The Resolution, passed by the Florida
Legislature, commending H. E. Wood,
State FFA Advisor, for his many years
of service and outstanding accomplish-
ments in the cause of agricultural educa-
tion, was read by President Marion Ri-
viere. The resolution is printed on page
three of this issue.
A report of delegates by districts was
made by the State Vice-Presidents and
the entire delegation was seated.
After being introduced by Lewis Ward,
1st Vice-President, Suwannee Chapter at
Live Oak, Marion Riviere gave the State
President's message.
The minutes of the 36th Annual Con-
vention were approved by the delegates
as printed in the 1964 July issue of the
The State Crop Farming Award of
$100.00 from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation was presented to
James Wells, Jay, 1964-65 State FFA
Vice-President, by Bill Gunter, Manager,
State Farm Mutual, Orlando.
A telegram was sent to John Crews,
State Representative, Tallahassee, Flor-
ida, from the officers and delegates of
the 37th State Convention, FFA, extend-
ing their sincere wishes for his speedy re-
covery from sudden illness.
Paul Adams, 2nd Vice-President, Lake
Weir-Summerfield, read the names of
those recommended to receive the Hon-
orary State Farmer Degree during the
convention and they were approved. He
also read the names of those who had re-
ceived the degree during the year and
they were approved.
Secretary Adams then presented the
Nominating Committee's selection for
State President, Glenn Byrd, Hialeah,
who was approved and nominations were
received from the floor for Tommy
Smith, Quincy; John Hooker, North Mar-
ion; and Raymond Rogers; Turkey Creek.
Each Candidate for office presented a
brief talk to his fellow Florida Future
Leon Sims, Assistant Teacher Trainer
in Agricultural Education, Univeristy of
Florida, Gainesville, gave a brief discus-
sion on the organization and operation of
a committee. Lewis Ward, 1st Vice-
President, was in charge of organizing
committees for review of the State Pro-
gram of Work.

Mayor Owen Eubank, Daytona- Beach,
presenting Robert Page, National Vice-
President, FFA, Hoboken, Georgia, with
the Key to the City at the 37th Annual
State FFA Convention, Daytona Beach,
Florida, June 15, 1965.

Sweet Corn Production State FFA Cham-
pion-winning demonstration presented by
Bobby Shaw and Freddie Hitchcock of
the Santa Fe Sr. Chapter at Alachua at
the 37th Annual State FFA Convention,
Daytona Beach, Florida, June 15, 1965.
They were awarded a trip to the NJHA,
Cincinnati; Ohio, December 5-9, 1965, by
the Florida Power and Light Company,


Thomas B. Smith, Quincy, 1965 Star
State Farmer, receiving $200 from the
FFA Foundation, presented by Jerry
Stoller, Manager of Agronomic Services,
Southern Nitrogen Company, Savannah,
Georgia. Pictured with him are, from
left to right, his adviser, A. P. Hughes,
and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
W. Smith.

H. E. Wood, State Adviser, congratulated the 1965-66 State Officers. Left to right:
Mr. Wood, Glenn Byrd, State President, Hialeah at Miami and Vice-Presidents
John D. Hooker, North Marion at Reddick; Bruce Yancey, Southeast Manatee at
Mvakka City; David Bell, Poplar Springs at Graceville: Larry McCraney, Kathleen
Sr. at Lakeland; Samuel Grier Wells, Santa Fe Sr. at High Springs; and Thomas B.
Smith, Quincy.

Clarence Rogers, Professor, Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida, Gaines-
ville, speaking at the Tractor Driving Breakfast sponsored by the Florida Tractor
Equipment Company, Jacksonville, June 15, 1965, during the 37th Annual State FFA
Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida. Seated (left to right) on the far side of the
table are: Ray Pigott, Vocational Agricultural Teacher, Chipley High School, Chip-
ley; David Smith, Vocational Agricultural Teacher, Madison High School, Madison:
Jimmy Pearce, District II Tractor Driving Winner from Madison; H. E. Wood, State
Adviser, Florida Association, FFA; and Lewis Ward, State FFA Vice-president, Live

Awards Presented at
Tuesday Evening Session
The Second Session of the convention
was called to order by the State Presi-
dent at 7:30 p.m. President Riviere in-
troduced Bobby Coburn, Winter Haven,
5th Vice-President who presided over the
session. Leon Sims, Assistant Teacher-
Educator in Agricultural Education, Uni-

versity of Florida, was in charge of the
Parliamentary Procedure Contest. The
judges, all from DeLand were: John B.
Mattingly, Chairman; Lowell Hastings,
Attorney; Fred Stafford, Florida Power
Corp.; and Vincent Gould, Insurance
Chapter teams and members in order
of their placings in this contest were: 1st
place-Havana Chapter, awarded $25.00,

pennant, and a pin for each member
from the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Companies and a trophy from the Flor-
ida Farm Bureau Federation by Earl Zie-
barth, State Director, Florida Farm Bu-
reau Federation; 2nd place-Santa Fe
Jr. Chapter at Alachua, $20; and 3rd
place-Plant City Sr. Chapter, $15. Mr.
Mattingly announced the results.
James Wells, 4th Vice-President, ex-
plained the String Band Contest and Au-
brey Fowler, Manager, North Florida
Production Credit Co., Live Oak, gave
the qualifications of the judges. After
the contest was held, the awards spon-
sored by the Florida Association, FFA,
were presented by Mr. Fowler and Mr.
Breckenridge as follows: State Winner,
Baker Chapter, $20.00, pennant, and a
pin for each member-Tommy Wads-
worth, Ronald Matier, Pancho Ellis, Dav-
id Henderson, and Bill Peadon; 2nd
place-Bushnell-South Sumter Sr. Chap-
ter, $15.00; 3rd place-Williston Chapter,
$10.00; 4th place-Branford Chapter,
$5.00; 5th place-Lake Placid Chapter,
$5.00; and 6ti place-Fort Meade Chap-
ter, $5.00. The judges of the String Band
Contest were: Aubrey Fowler, Chairman,
Manager of the North Florida Produc-
tion Credit Ass'n at Live Oak; Ralph
Lougee, Daytona Beach; and F. E. Breck-
enridge, Volusia County Farm Bureau,
President Riviere read a telegram, at
this time, from Mrs. Turner E. Smith,
Turner E. Smith & Company, Atlanta,
Georgia, giving her best wishes for a suc-
cessful convention. He also read a tele-
gram from Fred D. Whitelaw, Jr., 1963-
64 State FFA President, expressing his
regret at being unable to attend the con-
vention, and extending his best wishes for
a most successful and enjoyable week to
the Florida Future Farmers.
Mayor Owen Eubank, City of Daytona
Beach, presented the following to win-
ners of tht Tractor Driving Contest,
which was sponsored by the City of Day-
tona Beach: a 21-jewel wrist watch, pen-
nant, and pin to Ronald Moye, Wau-
chula-Peace River Chapter, as State
Winner; a 17-jewel wrist watch to Jeff
Thompson, DeLand Chapter, as 2nd place
winner; and a $25.00 Savings Bond to
each of the following in their respective
placings: Jimmy Pearce, Madison, 3rd;
Jerry Jones, Jay, 4th; Richard Bullock,
Bunnell, 5th; and Johnny Giles. Lake-
land, 6th. Professor Clarence Rogers, Ag-
ricultural Engineering, University of
Florida, Gainesville; John Hollowell,
Representative. John Deere Plow Com-
pany, Lakeland; and Dick Whittington,
Vice-President & General Manager, Flor-
ida Tractor Equipment Co., Jacksonville,
were the judges. The tractor was fur-
nished by the Volusia Tractor & Imple-
ment Company of DeLand. Early Priest.
County-Wide Vocational Agricultural
Teacher, Alachua County, was in charge
of the contest.
Louis Gilbreath, Past State President,
Florida Cattlemen's Association, and
now Vice-President and Agricultural
Representative of the Exchange Bank of
St. Augustine, presented the awards in
Florida .Cattlemen's Beef-Breeding and

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

Feeder-Steer contests to the following.
John Odom of the Starke FFA Chapter
as State winner of the Beef-Breeding
Award received $100 toward the purchase
of a pure-bred registered animal of the
breed desired. His Adviser is Curtis
Marlowe. Other winners were: Billy
Franklin, Sarasota; John Odom, Fort
Pierce; David Bixler, Sarasota; Wayne
Warren, Peace River Chapter at Wau-
chula; and Scott Chestnut, Sarasota.
Each received $15.00 to help defray their
expenses in attending the State Conven-
tion. The State winner of the Feeder-
Steer Award, Randy Barthle of the Dade
City Chapter was presented $100 to ap-
ply to expenses for him and his advisers,
Floyd Philmon and Omar Ergle, to at-
tend the National FFA Convention in
Kansas City, Missouri in October, 1965.
Other winners, each of whom received
$15 to help defray their expenses to the
State Convention were as follows: Rich-
ard Wilson, Sarasota; Ronnie Mason,
Greensboro; Frank Taylor, Santa Fe Sr.,
at Alachua; Robin Franklin, Sarasota;
and Skipper Gause, Peace River at Wau-
Farm Safety Awards were presented
by R. A. Miessen, Assistant Division
Manager, Standard Oil Company, Jack-
sonville. The State winning chapter,
Santa Fe Sr. at Alachua, received $100.-
00 from the Future Farmers of America
Foundation. Awards of $50, $25, $20,
$15, and $10 sponsored by the Standard
Oil Company of Kentucky were won by
Vernon, Bartow Sr., Alachua-Santa Fe
Jr., Jasper, and Bushnell-South Sumter
Sr. chapters, respectively.
At this time, Donald Adams, Director
of Agricultural Development, Florida
Power and Light Company, Miami, an-
nounced and presented the winners of
the Demonstration Contest. The State
Award was presented to Bobby Shaw and
Freddie Hitchcock, Santa Fe Sr. Chapter
at Alachua for their demonstration on
"Sweet Corn" in the Production Division.
Other winners were: Dan Buchanan and
Wayne Williams, Pinetta, with a demon-
stration on "Varieties and Uses of Cu-
cumbers" in the Use Division; Jerry
Lister, Winter Haven, with a demonstra-
tion on "Grades and Standards for Nur-
sery Plants" in the Marketing Division;
and Thomas LaRue, Miami-Edison
Chapter, with a demonstration on "Fer-
tilizing Plastic Mulched Srawberries" in
the Soil Fertility Division. The State
Champion Team gave their demonstra-
tion on "Sweet Corn." They will re-
ceive expenses to attend the N.J.H.A.
National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio,
in December from the Florida Power and
Light Company, Miami.
The Hastings team, composed of Bobby
Kent, Doyle Griffin and Joe Beach, was
the state winner in the State Judging,
Grading and Identification Contest and
will represent Florida in the N. J. H. A.
Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, next De-
cember. Their expenses will be paid by
the Florida Power and Light Company
and the Florida Power Corporation. Oth-
er winners were: 2nd, Palatka; 3rd, Dade
City; and the other high seven teams who
received ribbons-Pinecrest, Lakeland,

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

LaBelle, Winter Haven-Imperial, Santa
Fe Jr., South Sumter, and Winter Hav-
After announcements, the meeting ad-
journed with the closing ceremony.

Wednesday Breakfast
Sponsored by Florida Firms

A special breakfast was held for Chap-
ter Farm Electrification Award Winners
and their Advisers. Sponsors were: Tam-

pa Electric Company; Florida Power Cor-
poration, St. Petersburg; Florida Power
& Light Company, Miami; and Gulf Pow-
er Company, Pensacola. District awards
for 2nd place, $25; 3rd place, $15; and 4th
place, $10, were presented as follows:
District I-Ronald Earl Hobbs, Paxton;
Dwight Lee Perkins, Vernon; James R.
Strickland, Bethlehem; and Dewey
Vaughn, Walnut Hill. District II--John
W. Ward, Jr., Havana; John R. Smith,
Jasper; Allan Tucker, Tallahassee-Leon;
and Stanley Williams, Pinetta. District

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General J. C. Hutchison, Chairman of the Board, Chase and Company, Sanford,
speaking at the State Farmer and Advisers' Luncheon, during the 37 Annual State
FFA Convention, Daytona Beach. Seated (left to right) are: Randall Chase, Presi-
dent, Chase and Company, Sanford; Helen Bretton, 1964-65 State FFA Sweetheart,
Arcadia; Doyle Conner, Commissioner, State Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee;
Robert Page, National FFA Vice-President, Hoboken, Georgia; and R. A. Darr,
President, Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Columbia, South Carolina.

Jim Carroll, Service Representative, Tampa Electric Company, receiving a FFA
Blazer from Marion Riviere, President, Florida Association, FFA, June 16, 1965, at
the Farm Electrification Breakfast during the 37th Annual State FFA Convention,
Daytona Beach, Florida. Standing (left to right) are: Richard Potter, Agricultural
Engineer, Gulf Power Company, Pensacola; Don Adams, Director of Agricultural De-
velopment, Florida Power and Light Company, Miami; and John Folks, Director of
Rural Development, Florida Power Corporation, St. Petersburg. They also received
blazers. Seated are Robert Page, National FFA Vice-President, Hoboken, Georgia
and (far right) Jimmy Keith, Georgia State FFA President, Franklin, Georgia.

Tractor Driving Contest being held on the
beach in Daytona at the 37th Annual
State FFA Convention, June 15, 1965.

Ronald Earl Hobbs, Paxton, receiving
$100 and a Special Dairy Efficiency
Plaque sponsored by the Future Farmers
of America Foundation and the National
Dairy Products Corporation, as the 1965
State Dairy Farmer. These awards were
presented by H. B. Gassaway, Field Rep-
resentative, Sealtest Food Plant, Tampa.
Mitchell Starling (far right). State FFA
Vice-President, Macclenny, assists with
the presentation.

Ill-Dan Earl Royster, Williston; Charles
Kersey, Alachua-Santa Fe Sr., Thomas
Jones, Trenton; and John Beebe, Alach-
ua-Santa Fe Jr. District IV-Charles
Edd Holder III, Tavares; Paul J. Dudley,
Jr., Bushnell-South Sumter; Wayne Var-
nado, Groveland; and David Roma La-
Perle, Inverness. District V Jerry
Sparks, Bartow; Wiley Hinton, Turkey
Creek; Randy Wilkerson, Mulberry; and
Bill Futch, Plant City Jr. District VI-
Billy C. Franklin, Jr., Sarasota; John
Allan, Hialeah; Wayne Douberly, Avon
Park; and Michael Garcia, Ft. Myers.
Each company representative presented
the awards won by FFA members in their
distribution area. These representatives
are: Richard Potter, Gulf Power Com-
pany, Pensacola; John Folks, Florida
Power Corporation, St. Petersburg; Don-
ald Adams, Florida Power & Light Com-
pany, Miami; and Jim Carroll, Tampa
Electric Company, Tampa.
The Bushnell-South Sumter Sr. String
Band, second place winner in the state
contest, entertained the delegates and
guests with some fine music. The open-
ing ceremony included the devotional
given by the State Chaplain, Tim Star-
ling, 6th Vice-President, Macclenny. The
third session was called to order with the
official opening ceremony by President
Riviere. He then introduced James
Wells, 4th Vice-President, Jay, who serv-
ed as the presiding officer.
The State FFA Highlights for 1964-65
were given by Leon Sims, Assistant
Teacher-Educator of Agricultural Educa-
tion at the University of Florida, Gaines-
ville. (Copies of this report will be dis-
tributed at the Vocational Teachers' Con-
ference in July.)
The Annual State FFA Report was
distributed in mimeographed form dur-
ing registration. A motion was made by
James Wells, 4th Vice-President, that it
be accepted as prepared. The motion was
seconded and passed.

Jack Salt, Sales Director, Mid-States Steel and Wire Company, Jacksonville, and host
to the District State Star Farmers Luncheon, speaks at the Luncheon, June 18, 1965,
during the 37th Annual State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida. Seated
(left to right) are: Mrs. Marie Ehlers, Dublin, Georgia and her father, H. E. Wood,
State Adviser, Florida Association, FFA; Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Riviere, Alachua and
their son, Marion Riviere, President, Florida Association, FFA, Santa Fe Sr. Chapter
at Alachua.

Downing Musgrove, Manager, Amer-
can Turpentine Farmers' Association,
Valdosta, Georgia, recognized the win-
ners of the Sixth Annual Naval Stores
Awards. They are sponsored by the
American Turpentine Farmers' Associa-
tion, Nelio Chemicals, Inc., The Newton
Company of Florida, The Langdale Com-
pany, Stallworth Pine Products Com-
pany, Lerio Corporation, and Taylor
Lowenstein and Company. The State
winner, John C. Bracewell, Jasper, and
his Adviser, James Dunaway, will re-
ceive $250 to attend the National FFA
Convention. District winners received
$25 each. They were: Wayne Ellis, Bak-
er; Harlow Abbott, Mayo; and Watson
Kast, Baldwin.
Tim Starling, 6th Vice-President from
Macclenny, recognized last years' win-
ners of the St. Regis Chapter Forestry
Awards. 1st place and $250 goes to the
Blountstown Chapter; 2nd place, $100,
Bradford Chapter at Starke; and the
following chapters receive $50 each as
3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th place winners:
Brooksville,,Baker, Ft. Pierce, and New
Smyrna Beach Sr.
The winners in the Forestry Field Day
Contests were recognized by the presid-
ing officer, James Wells. The Forestry
Field Day Contests are arranged by Ed
Howard, Chief I & E Officer and assist-
ant, Morris McClure, Tallahassee, and
sponsored by the Florida Forest Service,
Alico Land Development Co., Lykes
Brothers, Inc., Collier Co., Chip Mill &
Wood, Inc., American Agricultural Chem-
ical Co., Hudson Pulp & Paper Co., Arm-
strong Cork Co., Union Bag Co., and
Buckeye Cellulose Corp.
The State Forestry Awards, sponsored
by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Com-
pany, were presented by Carl W. Rust,
Industrial Forester, who was introduced
by R. N. Hoskins, General Manager, In-
dustrial Development, Seaboard Air Line
Railroad Company, Richmond, Virginia.
Larry Farris of Graceville as the State
winner received $275 and his advisor,
Hugh Wooley, received $125 to cover
their expenses in attending the National
FFA Convention in Kansas City and
visiting other cities during October. Sec-
ond place and $50 went to Merrill Smith,
Jasper; third place and $30 to .David
Everitt, Vernon; and $20 to the fourth
place winner, Watson Kast, Baldwin.
Mr. Ernest Davis, Resident Manager,
Southeastern Timber Division, Rayonier
Inc., Fernado Beach, presented the
$500 Rayonier Forestry Scholarship to
Larry Farris of the Graceville Chapter.
At this time, the Honorary State Farm-
er Degree was presented by President
Marion Riviere to Dr. M. D. Mobley,
Executive Secretary, American Vocation-
al Association, Washington, D. C.
The Baker State -Champion String
Band furnished some very good music.
A get-well card was sent to Henry
Reams, Vocational Agriculture Teacher
at Lee High School, who was in the hos-
pital recuperating from a serious illness.
Most of the retiring reports of the
State Vice-Presidents were given, indi-

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

vidually, before the delegation and they
were approved.
Robert Franklin Page, National Vice-
President from Hoboken, Georgia, was
introduced at this time. He gave a very
informative talk to the delegates and
The presentation of Farm Electrifica-
tion Awards was made by Jim Carroll,
Appliance Promotion Supervisor, Tampa
Electric Company, Tampa, as follows:
State winner, Loren Stokes, Ft. Meade,
received a certificate and a check for
$100 from the Future Farmers of Amer-
ica Foundation and $100 from the Tampa
Electric Company, Tampa; Gulf Power
Co,. Pensacola; Florida Power and Light
Company, Miami; and Florida Power
Corporation, St. Petersburg. Also, his
advisers, T. A. Cochrane and Harry
Samol received $100 to attend the Na-
tional FFA Convention. The following
District winners were awarded $50 by
the electrical organizations to attend the
National Convention: I-Ronald Earl
Hobbs, Paxton; II-John Ward, Jr., Ha-
vana; III-Dan Earl Royster, Williston;
IV-Charles Edd Holder III, Tavares;
V-Jerry Sparks, Bartow; and VI-Billy
Franklin, Jr., Sarasota. Advisers of area
winners, O. E. Yearty, Havana and Ferris
Rogers, Williston, received $75 each to
attend the National Convention.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the Farm Safe-
ty Winners (Chapter Advisers and Chair-
men of the Farm Safety Committees) as
guests of the Standard Oil Company of
Kentucky. R. A. Miessen, Assistant Di-
vision Manager, Jacksonville, was the
The District Sweethearts and their
chaperones were guests of the Conven-
tion Bureau of the Daytona Beach Area
Chamber of Commerce for a luncheon.
The Civitan Club Program was pre-
sented at Club 92, with W. T. Loften in
charge of the program. George Culver-
house, Southern Regional Star Farmer of
America, Ft. Pierce, was the speaker.
Ft. Meade String Band furnished the
The Daytona Beach Kiwanis Club Pro-
gram was presented with O. H. Neal
handling the program. Dr. Clyde Driggers,
President, Abraham Baldwin Agricultur-
al College was the speaker. The Willis-
ton String Band furnished the music.

Honorary Degrees Given on
Wednesday Afternoon
The fourth session was called to order
by the President and opened with the
Official Ceremony.
James Wells, 4th Vice-President, Jay,
explained the Harmonica Contest and
gave the qualifications of the judges. Mr.
Aubrey Fowler, Chairman of the judges,
presented awards to the following in
their order of placing: State Winner, Le-
roy Pepper, Sebring, $10, pennant, and
pin; Jimmy Moore, Wildwood Sr., $8;
Jimmy Lindsey, Zephyrhills, $7; Johnny
Bembry, Santa Fe Sr., $5; Bruce Stone,
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Florida Future Farmer:

Ronald Moye, State Champion Tractor Driver was presented a 21-jewel wrist watch,
pennant, and pin by Mayor Owen Eubank, Daytona Beach, Florida, sponsored by the
City of Daytona. His Adviser, John Maddox, Wauchula-Peace River is standing
behind the pennant. Other winners pictured (left to right) are: Johnny Giles, Lake-
land, 6th place winner, received a $25 Savings Bond, Adviser Wm. B. Howell; Richard
Bullock, Bunnell, 5th place winner, received a $25 Savings Bond, Adviser, At. T. Ford;
Jerry Jones, Jay, 4th place winner, received a $25 Savings Bond, Adviser, Alton Harri-
son (not pictured); Jimmy Pearce, Madison, 3rd place winner, received a $25 Savings
Bond, Adviser David Smith; and Jeff Thompson, DeLand, 2nd place winner, received
17-jewel watch, Adviser Darwin Bennett.

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GLENN BYRD, 17, a graduate of the Hia-
leah High School and the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn Byrd, was named the Star
Farmer for District VI and Area III.
His Vocational Agriculture Instructors
are B. G. Cromer and R. C. Bishop.
His farming program this year includ-
ed one steer and a nursery of 12,273
plants. Also, he owns 13 pieces of lawn
maintenance equipment.
To improve the appearance and in-
crease the efficiency of the farm, he built
fences, beautified home, conserved soil
and water resources, and kept farm rec-
ords. To add to his experience and skill,
he repaired, painted and stored farm ma-
chinery, equipment and buildings; con-
trolled pests and diseases; propagated
plants, and improved the fertilization of
His activities in the FFA included be-
ing the chapter president, reporter and
secretary, a member of various commit-
tees; attending officers leadership schools,
and participating in Public Speaking, on
Parliamentary Procedure Teams, and on
many Judging Teams. He attended the
National Convention as a member, and
the State Convention as a delegate.
Glenn has participated in various
shows and fairs by judging. He was a
member of the Student Council, Inter-
Club Council, Debate, Senatorian, and
Key Clubs.

First Vice President
JOHN D. HOOKER, 17 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. James T. Hooker, is the 1st
Vice President representative of District
He is a graduate of the North Marion
High School at Sparr and a member of
the North Marion FFA Chapter in Sparr.
H;s Vocational Agriculture Teachers are
William S. Fish and W. C. Holland.
Hooker's Supervised Practice Program
last year consisted of four steers, 75 head
of swine for meat, three dairy cows, five
acres of corn, three acres of peanuts,
three acres of tomato plants and five
acres of permanent pasture for grazing
and hay, along with many improvement
projects and supplementary farm jobs.
His FFA activities include: serving as
secretary and president of his chanter,
delegate and representative to the State
and National Conventions, and chapter
public speaker. He participated on the
parliamentary procedure teams and took
active part in Cooperative Activities in
the chapter and was the District winner
of the Star Green Hand. This year at
the State Convention, John was awarded
the State Department of Agriculture

Award and will attend the National Con-
vention in Kansas City, Missouri in Oc-
John has served as Student Council
Representative, Usher in the church and
is a member of the high school athletic

Second Vice President
BRUCE ALLEN YANCEY, newly elected Sec-
ond Vice President representing District
VI, is a graduate of the Southeast High
School in the Southeast part of Manatee
County. He is the 18 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Yancey of Myakka City.
His Vocational Agriculture Teacher is
Charles H. Williams.
His Supervised Practice Program in-
cluded productive projects of four steers,
121/2% ownership in the dairy farm call-
ed, "Clyde Yancey and Sons Dairy, Inc.",
which produces 1000 gallons plus daily
from its 300 milking cow herd. He also
plays an important part in the pasture
and forage program of which they pro-
duce most of the roughage for the 517
dairy and beef herd. He is also a mem-
ber of the authorized New Holland Farm
Equipment Dealership known as the
"Clyde Yancey and Sons Farm Equip-
ment." His program included improve-
ment projects and supplementary farm
Bruce has served as Reporter of his
chapter. He was a chapter delegate to
the Manatee County FFA Federation.
His other leadership activities included
Public Speaking, Parliamentary Proce-
dure, delegate to the State FFA Conven-
tion, chapter representative to the Na-
tional FFA Convention, and a member of
various judging teams.
His cooperative activities were buying
and selling in the chapter. He has been
an exhibitor of beef and dairy cattle at
the County and State Fairs.
Bruce was president of the M.Y.F,
chairman of the Fellowship committee, a
speaker at the Soil and Water Manage-
ment Public Speaking Contest, and a
member of the football team.
At the State FFA Convention this year
he received the District VI Dairy Award
and his State Farmer Degree.

Third Vice President
DAVID BELL, 3rd Vice President, is 17
years of age and a senior in the Pop-
lar Springs High School in Holmes Coun-
ty in District I. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charley Z. Bell.
During David's four years in Vocation-
al Agriculture, he participated in many
chapter and community activities.
His Supervised Practice Program this

year included: five sows, 20 head of meat
hogs, four dairy cows and 20 acres of corn
for grain.
His leadership activities included being
chairman of many committees, public
speaking, parliamentary procedure, Star
Green Hand, Judging Teams and Fores-
try Camp. He was president of his
B.T.U. and Sunday School Class, and
Reporter in the Beta Club.

Fourth Vice President
LARRY MCCRANEY is a graduate of the
Kathleen High School and his parents
are Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. McCraney.
Larry was elected Fourth Vice President
from District V and his Vocational Agri-
culture Instructors are Walter W. Mas-
sey and Dwight Ellis.
His Supervised Practice Program con-
sisted of citrus nursery, dairy cows and
many steers, along with many supple-
mentary farm jobs and improvement
During school, he held the office of
president in the Kathleen Senior FFA
chapter. He served as chairman of many
committees and he was an active partici-
pant in the Chapter Cooperative Activi-
Larry was an outstanding exhibitor
during his FFA membership. He ex-
hibited two Reserve Grand Champions
at the Polk County Youth Fair. At the
Florida State Fair in Tampa, he exhibit-
ed two Reserve Champions, a Junior and
a Senior Champion. Also, he won second
and fifth in the Showmanship Contest
and fifth in the grooming contest.
At the State Convention he was award-
ed the Area III Doyle Conner Scholar-
ship to enable him to attend college.

Fifth Vice President
SAMUEL GRIER WELLS, 18, a recent grad-
uate of the Santa Fe High School in Ala-
chua County won the title of District III
Star State Farmer and will attend the
National Convention in Kansas City. Mis-
souri next October. He is the newly
elected Fifth Vice President representing
District III and is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. L. Wells. His instructors in Vo-
cational Agriculture are Kenneth Lee
and F. D. McCormick.
His Supervised Practice Program this
year consists of 14 steers, two beef cows,
and two horses. His improvement proj-
ects on the farm are: building fences,
constructing a barn, keeping records, and
draining land. He found that on his
home farm he had to repair fences, tools,
and gates and control insects. He also
helped to beautify the school grounds.
(Continued on page 26)

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

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Southeast Manatee Chapter,
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Fourth Vice President
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Fifth Vice President
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Sixth Vice President
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1965 Star State Farmer

From Quincy FFA Chapter

Tommy was all smiles as he was congratulated by Thomas
D. Bailey, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, who
presented him a check for $200 from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation. He also received a check for $50 from
the Mid-States Steel and Wire Company to attend the
National FFA Convention next October and he received the
beautiful silver trophy from the Florida Publishing Company,
presented by Roy Mills, Bureau Chief, DeLand. He was very
modest in accepting the District II Star State Farmer, Area I
Star Farmer and the State Star Farmer Awards. His Voca-
tional Agriculture Teacher, A. P. Hughes, was presented the
Honorary State Farmer Degree, and the Southern Nitrogen
Company of Savannah, and the Florida Nitrogen Company
of Tampa awarded him $75 to attend the National Convention
next October in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tommy's Supervised Practice Program, consists of: 35
acres of corn, 10 acres of forestry, 25 beef cows, 15 steers and
50% interest in 74 acres of shade tobacco. He owns 150 acres
of land and 3 tractors and equipment.
He has served as chapter chaplain, vice president, and
president, and chairman of the Chapter Supervised Farming
Committee. He was the outstanding exhibitor at the West
Florida Livestock Show and won many awards including the
Doyle Conner Scholarship.
Tommy's productive projects were supported by the many
improvement projects and supplementary farm jobs. In
addition, he has a very outstanding record of participation in
FFA activities in the chapter, state association, and national
His improvement projects included: Building fences,
improving pasture, beautifying homestead, terracing, draining
and irrigating land, keeping records, planting soil improvement
crops, installing modern conveniences, constructing and paint-
ing buildings, and growing feed crops.
Supplementary farm practices included: repairing tools,
equipment, fences, and gates; controlling pests and diseases;
constructing equipment; and improving fertilizing and market-
ing methods.
Tommy served as chairman of the scholarship, Supervised
Farming and Farm Safety Committees. Also, he served as
delegate to the State Convention and chapter representative
to the National Convention when his chapter received the Gold
He is a member of: Key Club, Junior Exchange Club, High
School Band, Student and Inter-Club Councils. Also, he was a
delegate to the State Convention of Key Clubs.

Tommy is
shown busy at
which made him
a star state

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

Priscilla Gautier, Past State FHA President, Florida Association, New Smyrna Beach,
speaking during the 37th Annual State FFA Convention, Florida Association, in Day-
tona Beach Jimmy Keith, Georgia State FFA President, Franklin, Georgia, speaking
at the 37th Annual State FFA Convention, Florida Association, in Daytona Beach.
* George Bradley, President, Florida Association, NFA, speaking at the 37th Annual
State FFA Convention, Florida Association, in Daytona Beach.

(Left to right) Wayne O'Brien, Auburndale, Area III; John Hooker, North Marion
Sr. at Sparr, Area II; and Ronald Hobbs, Paxton, Area I were presented the State
Department of Agriculture Awards of $75 by Doyle Conner (far right) Commissioner,
State Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee, Florida, at the 37th Annual State
FFA Convention, Florida Association, in Daytona Beach.


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Presentation of Florida Council of Farmer Cooperative Awards at the 37th Annual
State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach by Al Whitmore, Youth Program Director.
(right to left) II-Pinetta, top chapter in the state, was presented $500. Other district
winners received $50 and a bronze plaque, 2nd place $30, and 3rd place $20. II-Pin-
etta, Jasper and Tallahassee-Leon. III-Santa Fe Jr. at Alachua, Starke-Bradford,
and Paxon-Jacksonville. IV-South Sumter Jr.-Bushnell, Groveland, and DeLand.
V-Bartow. VI-Belle Glade, and Ft. Pierce.

(Continued from page 9)
Walnut Hill, $5; and Doyle Bell, Bran-
ford, $5. The judges of the Harmonica
Contest were: Aubrey Fowler, Manager,
North Florida Production Credit Com-
pany, Live Oak; Ralph Lougee, Daytona
Beach; and F. E. Breckenridge, Volusia
County Farm Bureau, DeLand.
Wayne Poucher, Minister of the Holly
Hill Church of Christ gave a most inter-
esting and inspirational address on
Joe Race, Winter Haven, entertained
the delegates and guests at this time with
several piano numbers.
President Riviere and Paul Adams,
2nd Vice-President, gave introductory re-
marks regarding the candidates for Hon-
orary State Farmer Degree, after which
the State Officers awarded the Degrees
to the following: F. R. Bergquist, Gener-
al Manager, American Agriculture
Chemical Co., Pierce; Lorin T. Bice,
Member, Federal Farm Credit Board,
Haines City; Shelley S. Boone, Superin-
tendent, Polk County, Bartow; John W.
Seay, Superintendent, Marion County,
Ocala; F. E. Breckenridge, Farm Bureau
Insurance Co., DeLand; Randall Chase,
President, Chase & Co., Sanford; Russell
D. Willis, Manager, Gulf Ridge Produc-
tion Credit Association, Lakeland; Dr.
Everett L. Fouts, Head, Dairy Science,
University of Florida, Gainesville; Dr.
W. G. Kirk, Range Cattle Experiment
Station, Ona; Samuel I. Hendrix, Princi-
pal, Howard Bishop Jr. High School,
Gainesville; Delmar Montgomery, Prin-
cipal, Citrus County High School, In-
verness; C. H. Ortt, Principal, Winter
Haven High School; Thomas F. Tomlip-
son, Principal, Bucholz Jr. High School,
Gainesville; Morris E. Zipprer, Principal,
Lakeland High School, Lakeland; Ernest
Hinterkopf, President. Dirr's Gold Seal
Meats, Miami; Dr. Maxwell C. King,
President, Indian River Jr. College, Ft.
Pierce; Downing Musgrove, Manager,
American Turpentine Farmers' Associa-
tion Cooperative, Valdosta, Georgia; Rob-
ert B. O'Berry, Vocational Agricultural
Teacher, Bartow; H. Wilson Suggs, Vo-
cational Agricultural Teacher, Immediate
Past President, FVATA, Banford; Nor-
man O. Protsman, Radio Station WNER,
Live Oak; James R. Saunders, Jr., Agri-
cultural Engineer, Florida Powei Cor-
poration, St. Petersburg; S. D. (Dave)
Starr, Sheriff, Orange County, Orlando;
Jerry H. Stoller, Agronomist, Southern
Nitrogen Company, Inc., Savannah,
Georgia; and Ledley H. Wear, Lakeland.
Dr. King spoke in behalf of those receiv-
ing the State Farmer Degree.
Harry Lyon of Holmes County High
School at Bonifay was presented a certi-
ficate and a check for $100 from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation.
His advisers are Donnie E. Treadwell
and Jack Tison. George E. Fletcher,
president, Florida Farm & Power Equip-
ment Dealers Association, Inc., Orange
Park, presented $25 awards from his
company: I Douglas Ellenburg,
Bethlehem; II Hugh Nicholson,
Quincy; III Thomas Jones, Trenton;
IV Gary Rogers, Bushnell- South

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Sumter; V Donnie Joe Stephens, Ft.
Meade; and VI Bruce Cook, Sarasota.
After some announcements were made,
the committees received their assign-
ments and recessed for meetings in the
Daytona Plaza Hotel and in Peabody
Over 800 Future Farmers, Advisers,
and guests met on the beach at "Beach
Rest" at 5:30 p.m. for the fish fry, which
was sponsored by Turner E. Smith and
Company, Atlanta, Georgia; Florida
Cattlemen's Magazine, Kissimmee; the
City of Daytona Beach; and the Tribune
Co., Tampa. It was thoroughly enjoyed
by everyone present.

Talent Show Highlights
Wednesday Evening
At 8:00 p.m., a special talent program,
produced by D. A. Storms, Sr., Hills-
borough County Coordinator of Agri-
cultural Education and co-produced by
Nat Storms, Vocational Agricultural
Teacher at Brandon, was presented, with
over 1000 Future Farmers and guests
attending. Jim Giles, Auburndale, Past
State Vice-President was Master of
Ceremonies for a full and very entertain-
ing program. This program is usually
held in the Bandshell, an open-air
theatre; but due to unfavorable weather
conditions, was presented in the Peabody
Auditorium this year.
The evening's entertainment began
with the fine playing of the State
Champion String Band from Baker. Jim
Giles welcomed the Future Farmers and
guests in attendance. President Marion
Riviere extended his greetings, then in-
troduced his fellow state officers.
Robert Page, National Vice-President,
Hoboken, Georgia, gave a brief but in-
teresting talk at this time.
Singing and other entertainment was
furnished by the following: Carol Price,
District VI Sweetheart, Ft. Pierce;
Turkey Creek and Newberry Quartets;
Leroy Pepper, State Champion Har-
moncia Player. from Sebring; Debbie
Dietrick, District IV Sweetheart. Or-
lando-Colonial; Ft. Meade, Bushnell-
South Sumter Sr., and Lake Placid
String Bands; Becky Simmons, District
V Sweetheart, Turkey Creek; Ann Camp,
District II Sweetheart, Jasper: Jimmie
Starling, Folk Singer from Mayo-La-
fayette Chapter; Deborah Norsworth,
District I Sweetheart, Paxton: Ferrell
Lister, Pianist from Plant City: Art
Storms, Plant City. Baritone Solo; Linda
Powell, District III Sweetheart, Willis-
ton; and Helen Bretton, 1964-65 State
FFA Sweetheart, Arcadia.
Future Farmers, advisors, and guests
attending the talent show applauded
heartily for the talented amateur per-
formers. A special award plaque was pre-
sented to D. A. Storms, Sr.
Special guests were recognized by Jim
Giles, Master of Ceremonies, then the
program was closed with the State
Sweetheart. Helen Bretton, leading the
audience singing the Star Spangled

Florida Future Farmer

Louis Gilbreath (far right) Vice-President and Agricultural Representative of the
Exchange Bank of St. Augustine, presented the Florida Cattleman's Association
Beef-Breeding Awards at the 37th Annual State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach,
June 15, 1965, to the following: (Right to left) 1st place--John Odom, Starke, received
$100. 2nd-6th places received $15: Billy Franklin, Sarasota; John Odom, Ft.
Pierce; David Bixler, Sarasota; Wayne Warren, Peace River-Wauchula; and Scott
Chestnut, Sarasota.

Thursday Gets Underway
With State Farmer Breakfast
The Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
and the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance

Companies, Gainesville, sponsored a
breakfast at the Daytona Plaza Hotel at
7:00 a.m. for all State Farmer candidates
planning to attend college. John Dou-
that, member of the Fraternity and Past
State Vice-President, FFA, Florida As-

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Presentation of Superior Chapter Plaques that rated it at the 37th State FFA Convention.

New State Officers Breakfast sponsored by Lloyd Dubroff, Past President, Talla-
hassee. Lloyd Dubroff speaking.

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Farm Safety Luncheon sponsored by the Standard Oil Company of Kentucky, June
16, 1965, during the 37th Annual State FFA Convention, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Miessen were hosts to the Farm Safety Winners and their advisers.
Seated (left to right) are: D. A. Storms, Co-ordinator, Vocational Agriculture, Hills-
borough County, Plant City; Robert Page, National FFA Vice-President, Hoboken,
Georgia; Mrs. R. A. Miessen, Jacksonville; Marion Riviere, President, Florida Asso-
ciation, FFA; and R. A. Miessen, Assistant Division Manager, Standard Oil Company,

sociation, acted as Toastmaster. Dr. J.
Clyde Driggers, President, Abraham
Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton,
Georgia, gave an inspiring address. The
Branford String Band furnished the
The Fifth Session opened with har-
monica playing by Jimmy Moore, 2nd
place winner from Wildwood Sr. The
Devotional was included in the opening
ceremony. President Riviere introduced
the presiding officer for the session, Tim
Starling, 6th Vice-President from Mac-
clenny. The Annual Treasurer's Report
was given by Brad Culverhouse, Ft.
Pierce, 3rd Vice-President, and approv-
Tom Osborne, Director of Public Re-
lations, Florida Citrus Mutual, Lakeland,
presented the third state Citrus Produc-
tion and Citrus Placement Awards.
Melbourne Brown, Pinecrest, received a
$100 check as the State Citrus Produc-
tion winner. His Adviser, Jacques Waller,
received a plaque. The other District
winners of Citrus Production Awards
who received $25 each were: IV -
Cleveland M. Kuharske, Groveland; V -
Lex Thompson, Bartow; and VI Dick
Roe, Wauchula. Jim Sauls, Sebring, re-
ceived $100 from the Florida Citrus
Mutual for doing the best in the Citrus
Placement Program. His Adviser, Olin
Stoutamire, received a plaque. The
district winners who received $25 each
were: IV Sammy Kicklighter, De-
Land; V Allen Hughes, Bartow; and
VI Bruce Cook, Sarasota.
R. A. Darr, President of the Federal
Intermediate Credit Bank of Columbia,
South Carolina, made a most interesting
address concerning the effectiveness and
use of Farmer Cooperatives in rural
Election and initiation of candidates
for the State Farmer Degree by the State
Officers were held. The degree was
conferred on 192 Future Farmers (This
list is given on page 2). The following
Production Credit Associations in Flor-
ida presented a State Farmer Key to

Florida Future Farmer

State Farmer applicants receiving their degree at the 37th Annual State FFA Convention.
State Farmer applicants receiving their degree at the 37th Annual State FFA Convention.

each member receiving the degree. R.
A. Darr, Farm Credit Banks of Columbia,
South Carolina, presented the keys.
Bradenton Production Credit Assn,
Herbert Cook, General Manager, Braden-
ton; Gulf Ridge Production Credit As-
sociation, R. D. Willis, Manager, Lake-
land; Florida Citrus Production Credit
Assn., Al Whitmore, General Manager,
Orlando; Gainesville Production Credit
Assn., Henry Frazee, General Manager,
Gainesville; Monticello Production Credit
Assn., John S. Elam, Manager, Monti-
cello; Marianna Production Credit Assn.,
C. F. Morton, Manager, Marianna;
Northeast Production Credit Association;
J. E. Dukes, Manager, Palatka; North
Florida Production Credit Assn., Aubrey
Fowler, General Manager, Live Oak;
Central Florida Production Credit Assn.,
John P. Payne, Manager, Orlando; and
Farmers Production Credit Assn., Char-
les B. Long, Jr., General Manager,
Leroy Pepper, State Champion Har-
monica player from Sebriig played
several numbers.
Doyle Conner, Commissioner, State
Department of Agriculture was introduc-
ed at this time and he gave an inspiring
message to the delegates and guests.
The Commissioner, then, presented the
State Department of Agriculture Awards
to the following; Ronald Earl Hobbs,
Paxton, Area I; John D. Hooker, North
Marion Sr., Area II; and Wayne O'Brien,
Auburndale, Area III. Each boy receiv-
ed $75 to help defray his expenses to the
FFA National Convention next October.
The FFA Members winning Conner
Scholarships in 1964-65 were recognized
and congratulated. They were Ronnie
Macon, Greensboro; Jacky Atchley,
Groveland; and Larry McCraney, Kath-
leen Sr.
For the third year, the Greenhand
Award sponsored and presented by Com-
missioner Conner, were given the win-
ners. State winner, Paul Strickler, Santa
Fe Jr. Chapter at Alachua received $100.
His Advisers, Kenneth Lee and F. D.

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Charles Davis, Santa Fe FFA Chapter at Alachua, receiving $100 from the FFA
Foundation, presented by D. A. Storms, County Coordinator, Hillsborough County
for his outstanding achievements in Soil and Water Management. Other winners
pictured are: District I, James B. Wells, Jay; District II, Randy Shelton, Blounts-
town; District III, Thomas Jones, Trenton; District IV, Mitchell Brown, Groveland;
District V, Wiley Hinton, Turkey Creek, and District VI, John C. Scott, Ft. Pierce.
District Awards sponsored by Florida Chapter, Soil Conservation Society of America.

1965 State Farm Electrification winner, Loren Stokes, Fort Meade, receiving the
FFA Foundation Award of $100 from the electrical organizations presented by Jim.
Carroll, Service Representative, Tampa Electric Company, Tampa. Other winner
shown are from left to right, Ronald Earl Hobbs, Paxton; John W. Ward, Jr.,
Havana; Dan Earl Royster, Williston; Charles Ed Holder, III, Tavares; Jerry Sparks,
Bartow and Billy C. Franklin, Jr., Sarasota.


Dinner for incoming and outgoing officers, past state presidents, and state FFA
award winners sponsored by Wilson and Toomer Fertilizer Company, Jacksonville.
Ed Raikes, Manager, Ft. Pierce, speaking.

McCormick, also received $100 to attend
the National Convention. The District
winners received $50 each: I Richard
Swails, Marianna; II Philip R. Byler,
Blountstown Sr.; III Bobby Patrick,
Bradford Chapter at Starke; IV-Marvin
Wayne Henry, Pierson; V Richard
Kinney, Zephyrhills; and VI Billy
Clark Franklin, Jr., Sarasota.
The candidates for State President,
1965-66 were given two minutes each to
present their qualifications prior to the
balloting for President. President Riviere
called on W. T. Loften, who explained
the method of voting. Voting machines
were used through the courtesy of Mrs.
Katherine Odham, Supervisor of Re-
gistration, Volusia County, who received
a Certificate of Merit from the Florida
Future Farmers. The delegates voted
immediately after the meeting adjourned.
After several announcements the
meeting was closed with the closing cere-
The 1965 State Farmers and their
Advisers were guests of the Chase Com-
pany of Sanford. at a luncheon at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel. Randall Chase,
President and General J. C. Hutchinson,
Chairman of the Board were hosts. Leon
Sims, Assistant Teacher-Educator, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville and Don
Farrens, Adviser, Sanford Jr. Chapter,
had charge of the program and the
Williston String Band furnished the
music. Marion Riviere, State President,
was Master of Ceremonies. Gen. Hutchi-
son was the featured speaker. The movie,
"Four Star Farmers of 1964," was shown.

Scholarships Awarded at
Thursday Afternoon Session
The Sixth Session was called to order
by the President and the presiding
officer, Lewis Ward, 1st Vice-President,

Suwannee Chapter at Live Oak was
introduced. At this time, H. E. Wood,
State Adviser, Florida FFA Association,
presented a $150 J. F. Williams Memorial
Scholarship to James M. Glisson, Haw-
thorne. Later, Charles Giles, DeLand
will receive $125 since he did not attend
the State Convention. James and Char-
les are planning to accept employment as
Teachers of Vocational Agriculture in
Lewis Ward, 3rd Vice-President, in-
troduced the 1964 American Farmer De-
gree Recipient and Southern Regional
Star Farmer, George Culverhouse, Ft.
Pierce, Adviser, John Wetmore, who
made a few brief remarks. Then A. P.
Hughes, Adviser, Quincy, spoke for
Richard Parramore, Quincy, 1964 Ameri-
can Farmer Degree Recipient, who was
unable to attend.

The 1965 American Farmer Degree
Applicants and their Advisers were then
introduced: James B. Wells, Jay, Adviser,
A. A. Harrison; Bill Wells, Lakeland,
Advisers, Bruce Howell and Richard
Gavin; Jacob Redmon, Quincy, Adviser,
A. P. Hughes; Hoyt Northcut, Hilaleah,
Advisers B. G. Cromer and R. C. Bishop;
Jim Giles, Auburndale, Adviser William
Holbrook; Fred Dietrich, Orlando-
Colonial, Adviser Wayne Trawick; Jerry
Blair, Jennings, Adviser Edward Lawson;
John Wetmore, Adviser, Ft. Pierce, re-
presented Wayne Carlton who was un-
able to attend; Kenneth Lee, Adviser,
Santa Fe Sr.-Alachua, represented Elmo
Douglas who was also unable to attend;
and John Allen, Pinecrest, Adviser,
Jacques Waller.
Jim Giles, 1963-64 State FFA Vice-
President, Florida Association, was re-
commended for a National Officer
Candidate. Wayne Carlton, American
Farmer Degree Candidate, was recom-
mended for the Star American Farmer
Since the 1953 Cornvention, the Florida
Association, FFA, has invited the State
Presidents from all FFA State Associa-
tions in the Southern Region, as well as
presidents of other youth organizations
in Florida to attend their State Conven-
tion. Those present this year were:
Robert Page, National FFA Vice-Presi-
dent, Hoboken, Georgia; Jimmy Keith,
State President, Georgia Association,
FFA and George Bradley, State Presi-
dent, Florida Association. NFA. Jimmy
and George spoke at this time.
Miss Priscilla Gautier, Past State
President, Florida Association, FHA,
New Smyrna Beach, was introduced and
made a few brief remarks.
"Pass-the-chicken, Pappy" awards,
sponsored by the Sears Roebuck Founda-
tion, were presented to fifteen chapters
by T. J. Wetherell, Manager, Sears Roe-
buck Company, Daytona Beach. The
first place winner in each District receiv-
ed $25; 2nd place winner, $15; and the
3rd place winner, $10. Those who re-

Cooperative Dinner for the District and State Winning Chapters during the dinner
sponsored by Al Whitmore, General Manager, Florida Citrus Production Credit
Association, Orlando. Seated: Marie Ehlers, Dublin, Georgia, Daphnie Meadows,
Tallahassee, Jim Keith, Georgia State President, Franklin, Georgia, Helen Bretton,
State FFA Sweetheart, 1964-65, H. E. Wood, State Adviser, FFA and Al Whitmore.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

ceived awarde by districts were as
follows: I Poplar Springs, Laurel Hill,
and Bethlehem; II Tallahassee-Rick-
ards, Pinetta, and Greenville; III Mac-
clenny and Chiefland; IV St Cloud,
Ocoee, and Lake Weir-Summerfield; V -
Bartow; and VI Wauchula-Peace
River, Avon Park, and Sebring.
Clyde Ware, Program Director, Sears
Roebuck Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia,
explained and presented the Livestock
Improvement Program Awards sponsored
by the Sears Roebuck Foundation, At-
lanta, Georgia to: Live Oak-Suwannee,
1st place, $50; Brandon, 2nd place, $200-
Heifer; Starke, 3rd place, $200-Heifer;
Groveland, 4th place, $200-Heifer; San-
ford Jr., 5th place, $200-Heifer; Live
Oak-J. F. Williams, 6th place $35, Okee-
chobee, 7th place, $25; Fort Mead, 8th
place, $15, Graceville, 9th place, $10; and
East Bay, 10th place, $5. The above
chapters that did not receive $200 were
ineligible as they are past Livestock Im-
provement Winners and have already
obtained a heifer.
The Pinetta Chapter, as State Winner
of the Cooperative Activities Contest,
was presented a plaque and a check
from the Florida Council of Farmer Co-
operatives for $500 by Al Whitmore,
Chairman of the Council's Youth Com-
mittee, to help defray expenses for at
least one carload of its members and
adviser to the annual meeting of the
American Institute of Cooperation at the
University of Missouri, Columbia, Au-
gust, 1965. Other winners receiving a-
wards were: (1st place-$50 and a bronze
plaque with the chapter name engraved
on it, 2nd place-$30, and 3rd place-
$20.) DISTRICT I (No Entries).
DISTRICT II (Pinetta, top chapter);
Jasper, Adviser, Jim Dunaway & Leon-
Tallahassee, Adviser, O. Z. Revell. DIS-
TRICT III Santa Fe Jr.-Alachua,
Advisers, Kenneth Lee & F. D. Mc-
Cormick; Starke-Bradford, Adviser Paul
Hutchins; and Paxon-Jacksonville, Ad-
viser, George Busby. DISTRICT IV -
South Sumter Jr.-Bushnell, Advisers
John L. Stephens and J. K. Mitchell;

S. C. Kierce, County Agricultural Agent,
Milton, receiving from Marion C. Riviere,
State FFA President a Special Plaque.

Judging, Grading and Identification Con-
tests at the 37th Annual State FFA Con-
vention, Daytona Beach, set up by James
Stephens, Assistant Vegetable Crops Spe-
cialist, Agricultural Extension Service,
University of Florida, Gainesville.

1965 S.A.L. Forestry Winner, Larry Farris, Graceville, receiving the $275 award
from Carl W. Rust, Industrial Forester, Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Richmond,
Virginia. Other winners were: from left to right: Watson Kast, Baldwin; David
Everitt, Jr., Vernon and Merrill Smith, Jasper. Advisers on back row are: R. E.
Jones, Baldwin; Irving Roche, Vernon; James Dunaway, Jasper and Hugh Woolley,

Groveland, Advisers Fred Garner and
R. A. Campbell; and DeLand, Adviser,
D. E. Bennett. DISTRICT V Bartow
Sr., Adviser R. B. O'Berry. DISTRICT
VI Belle Glade, Adviser Sam Lovell
and Dan McCarty-Ft. Pierce, Adviser
John Wetmore. The checks to the
chapters in Districts I through IV were
from the Cotton Producers Association,
a large Farm Supply and Marketing Co-
operative, which has branch stores known
as Farmers Mutual Exchanges located at
various points in North Florida. Checks
for Districts V and VI were furnished by
the Florida Council of Farmer Coopera-
Mrs. Ellen Haynie, Assistant Man-
ager, Public Relations, Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association and Jean
Rice, editor, Dixie CoOp News, Cotton
Producers Association, Atlanta, Georgia,
were presented certificates of merit by
Pres. Riviere to show the Florida FFA
Association's appreciation of the interest

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and support.
Jimmie Starling, outstanding vocalist
from Lafayette Chapter at Mayo, sang
several folk songs at this time.
Hon. Don Fuqua, U. S. Congressman,
9th Florida District, Washington, D. C.
gave an inspiring message which was
thoroughly enjoyed by the Future
Farmer Delegates and guests.
The delegates, advisers, and guests
enjoyed a film "The Challenge... LEAD-
ERSHIP, The Answer... Future Farm-
ers of America." This film and the
"Four Star Farmers of 1964" film were
produced by the Venard Organization,
Peoria, Illinois.
The Chapter Scrapbook Awards were
presented by Francis Ward, Past State
Vice-President, Florida FFA Association,
and now Plant Manager, Ward Fertilizer
Company, Branford, to the following:
The Ft. Pierce Chapter as State Winner,
received $50 and a pennant. District
winners were: Vernon, Jasper, Santa


State Champion Quartet from Newberry. (Left to right) Jacquelyn Toy, Accome
panies David Kesler, Touron Courtney, George Green and John Sweet. F. E.
Breckenridge, Volusia County Farm Bureau, DeLand, presented the award.

Lee Cook, Manager, Belk-Lindsey Stores in Ormond Beach, presented State Champion
Public Speaker, John Allan, Hialeah, $1O0 and a pennant. Other winners are from
left to right: Grier Wells, Santa Fe !fr. Chapter at Alachua; Clay Mason, Leon
Chapter b# Tallahassee

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A. G. R. and Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Breakfast held during the 37th Annual
State FFA Convention in Daytona Beach. Sandy Johnson, Director of Agencies
with the Florida Farm Bureau speaking. From left to right: Robert Franklin Page,
National Vice President, Hoboken, Georgia; Commissioner of Agriculture, Doyle
Conner and Dr. A. G. Driggers, President, A.B.A. College in Tifton, Georgia.

Fe Sr. at Alachua, Groveland, Brandon
Sr., and Ft. Pierce, each receiving $15.
Judges were: Sam Love, District Director
of Agencies, Florida Farm Bureau,
Gainesville; Harry Hammond, Director
of Publications Services Division, Cody
Publications, Kissimmee; and R. A.
Miessen, Assistant Division Manager,
Standard Oil Company, Jacksonville.
The 1st and 6th State Vice-Presidents
made their retiring reports to the dele-
gation and they were approved.
State Sweetheart Helen Bretton, Arca-
dia, entertained with several vocal selec-
tions. at this time, accompanied by
Debbie Scott, pianist, Arcadia. Helen
was then presented a certificate of merit
by President Riviere.
Some of the committee reports were
read and approved.
The President announced that the
voting on State President had resulted in
a runoff between Glenn Byrd, Hialeah
and John Hooker, North Marion at
Sparr. The second ballot for president
was cast after the session closed.
After announcements, the session was
adjourned with the official closing cere-
The boys and advisers of winning
chapters in the Chapter Cooperative
Contest were guests of the Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association, Orlando
at the Daytona Plaza Hotel with Al
Whitmore, General Manager, as host.
A program was given at the Daytona
Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce
meeting at the Alibi Steak House with
the Bushnell String Band furnishing the
music and Leroy Pepper, Sebring, State
Champion Harmonica player, playing
some fine selections. Richard Kelly had
charge of the program and Robert Page,
National Vice-President, FFA, Hoboken,
Georgia, gave the address.

Public Speaking Contest
Event of Thursday Evening
The seventh session of the convention
was called to order by the State Presi-
dent. He then introduced Brad Culver-
house, 3rd Vice-President, who presided

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over the session.
W. T. Loften explained the procedure
for the Public Speaking Contest. The
Judges were: Wayne Poucher, Chair,
man, Minister of the Holly Hill Church
of Christ, Ormond Beach; Cecil Tindell,
Announcer, WGGG Radio Station, Gain-
esville; and Bertrand Heflin, English
Instructor, Daytona Beach Jr. College,
Daytona Beach, Fla. Professor Clarence
Rogers, Agricultural Engineering, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, was the
Lee Cook, Manager of Belk-Lindsey
Stores in Ormond Beach, presented to
John Allan, Hialeah, $100, certificate,
and pin sponsored by the Future Farm-
ers of America Foundation, as first place
winner; Clay Mason, Leon Chapter at
Tallahassee, $25 sponsored by the Belk-
Lindsey Stores of Florida, as second
place winner; and Grier Wells, Santa Fe
Sr. at Alachua, $20 sponsored by the
Belk-Lindsey Stores of Florida, as third
place winner. The title of their speeches
in their respective placings were: "Tomor-
row's Land", "A Sound Future for Agri-
culture", and "Get Out and Start
Scratching". The State Winner will re-
present Florida in the Tri-State Public
Speaking Contest to be held at the
Georgia State FFA Camp near Coving-
ton, Georgia, July 12, 1965.
James Wells, 4th Vice-President, ex-
plained and conducted the State Quartet
Contest. The judges were: Aubrey
Fowler, Chairman, Manager, North Flor-
ida Production Credit Assn., Live Oak;
F. E. Breckenridge, Volusia County
Farm Bureau, DeLand; Ralph Lougee,
Daytona Beach; and E. W. "Bill" Law-
rence, Chairman, Poultry & Egg Com-
mission, Daytona Beach, Florida. The
awards of the Florida Association, FFA,
were presented by Aubrey Fowler, Chair-
man, Judges, to the following: Newberry
(David Kesler, Turon Courtney, John
Sweet, and George Green); Turkey Creek
Melvin Parrish, Gene Lewis, Larry
Peeples, and Larry Scott); Greensboro
(Clinton Hobbs, Elvin Kever, Bobby
Suber, Ronald Tolar, and Lamar Clark);
Arcadia (Billy Spires, Ray Spires, Tim
McAllister, and C. O. Johnson); Ocoee
(Carroll Adams, Robert Lowery, Gerald
Adkinson, and Chriss Session). In re-
spect to the above order of the winning
chapter quartets, the awards were as
follows: I $20, pennant, and pin; II -
$15; III -$10; IV $5; V $5; and VI -
$5. The Newberry State Champion
Quartet will represent Florida in the Tri-
State Contest at the Georgia State FFA
Camp near Covington, Georgia, July 12,
Ronald Earl Hobbs of the Paxton FFA
Chapter was presented a Dairy Efficiency
Plaque from the National Dairy Products
Corporation, New York, and a certificate
and check for $100 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation as Star
State Dairy Farmer, by H. B. Gassaway,
Field Representative of Sealtest Foods
Plant, Tampa. District winners receiv-
ing $25 each from the National Dairy
Products Corporation were: Harry Lyons,
Bonifay; John Robinson, Jasper; Clar-

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(Standing left to right) District III Sweetheart, Linda Powell, Williston; Debbie
Dietrick, District V Sweetheart being crowned by Helen Bretton, 1964-65 State
Sweetheart; District V Sweetheart, Becky Simmons, and District VI Sweetheart,
Carol Price. $100 award trophy being presented by Mr. James E. Gorman, General
Manager of the Florida Retail Federation in Jacksonville.

Florida Cattlemen's Feeder-Steer winners at the 37th Annual State FFA Convention
in Daytona Beach, are: Richard Wilson, Sarasota; Ronnie Mason, Greensboro;
Frank Taylor, Santa Fe Sr. at Alachua, Robin Franklin, Sarasota; Skipper Gause,
Peace River Chapter at Wauchula, and receiving first place is Randy Barthle, Dade
City. Presenting the awards is Louis Gilbreath, Agricultural Representative, The
Exchange Bank of St. Augustine. Back row, left to right: John Maddox, Adviser,
Peace River chapter at Wauchula; F. D. McCormick, Santa Fe at Alachua, Jeff
Daughtry, Sarasota; Omar Ergle, Dade City and Tim Starling, Vice President, Florida
Association FFA.

Ft. Pierce Chapter-1965 Scrapbook Winner sponsored by the Ward Fertilizer
Company, Branford. Francis Ward, Past State Vice President, presenting awards.


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Baker State Champion String Band at the 37th Annual State FFA Convention.
Members of the band are: Tommy Wadsworth, Ronald Matier, Pancho Ellis, David
Henderson and Bill Peadon. Their adviser is Gordon Walther. Presenting the award
is F. E. Breckenridge, Volusia County Farm Bureau, DeLand.

Harry Lyon, Bonifay, received $100 from the FFA Foundation presented by George
E. Fletcher, President, Florida Farm and Florida Power Equipment Dealers Asso-
ciation, Inc., Orange Park. Other winners are: Douglas Ellenburg, Bethlehem; Hugh
Nicholson, Quincy; Thomas Jones, Trenton; Gray Rogers, Bushnell-South Sumter;
Donnie Joe Stephens, Ft. Meade and Bruce Cook, Sarasota.

Fish Fry at "Beach Rest" during the 37th Annual State FFA Convention in Daytona
Beach. Sponsors: Turner E. Smith and Company, Atlanta; Florida Cattlemen's
Magazine, Kissimmee and the City of Daytona Beach.

ence M. Fields, Jr., Santa Fe Sr.-Alachua;
Jacky Atchley, Groveland; Mike Com-
bee, Lakeland; and Bruce Yancey, Brad-
enton-Southeast Sr. Clarence M. Fields,
Jr., received a Special Dairy Efficiency
Plaque as the top district winner.
President Riviere announced the re-
sults of the runoff election for president.
Glenn Byrd, Hialeah, was named the
new State President. Glenn began his
new role as State President with a brief
talk, expressing his thanks to the dele-
Marion Riviere, President, presented
the' names of the Nominating Commit-
tee's selections for State Vice-Presidents,
which were approved as follows: Mitchell
Brown, Groveland; Bob Mann, Okeecho-
bee; Ronald Hobbs, Paxton; Larry Mc-
Craney, Kathleen Sr.; Grier Wells, Santa
Fe Sr. at Alachua; and Tommy Smith,
Nominations from the floor were as
follows: 1st John Hooker, North
Marion at Sparr; Charles Edd Holder
III, Tavares; and Victor Powell, Pierson.
2nd Bruce Yancey, Bradenton-South-
east Sr. 3rd David Bell, Poplar Spr-
ings and Tommy Cook, Vernon. 4th -
Raymond Rogers, Turkey Creek Sr.
5th Mike Cox, Jacksonville-Paxon and
Leonard Davis, Macclenny. Each of the
candidates made a short talk. The Presi-
dent made some announcements, after
which the meeting adjourned with the
official closing ceremony.

Chapter Awards Presented
at Friday Morning Meet
The first ballot for Vice-President was
held prior to the opening of the session.
Special music was furnished by the
Turkey Creek Quartet, second place
winners in the State Contest. The De-
votional was included in the opening
ceremony. President Riviere introduced
Paul Adams, 2nd Vice-President who
served as presiding officer during the
$250 scholarships from the Florida
Bankers Association to assist them in
attending the University of Florida were
presented to Thomas W. Cook, Jr.,
Vernon and John Allan, Hialeah, by
John E. Milstead, Secretary, Florida
Bankers' Association, Orlando.
D. A. Storms, Co-Ordinator, Vocational
Agriculture, Hillsborough County, Plant
City, presented the Soil and Water Man-
agement Awards. The State Winner,
Charles Davis, received a certificate and
a $100 check from the Future Farmers of
America Foundation. To each of the
District Winners a $25 check was given
from the Florida Chapter, Soil Conserva-
tion Society of America. These winners
by districts were as follows: I James
B. Wells, Jay; II Randy Shelton,
Blountstown; III Thomas Jones, Tren-
ton; IV Mitchell Brown, Groveland;
V Wiley Hinton, Turkey Creek; and
VI John C. Scott, Ft. Pierce.
Several committee reports were read
and approved.
President Marion Riviere gave his re-

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Thomas Bailey Speaks at
Friday Afternoon Session
The meeting was called to order with
the opening ceremony with President
Riviere presiding. The Newberry Quar-
tet, State Champions, sang several num-
bers. The three winning chapters in the
State Chapter Contest were presented
their awards by J. E. Gorman, Manager,
Florida Retail Federation, Jacksonville,
and will be entered in national competi-
tion. The State Winner this year was
Santa Fe Sr. at Alachua, Advisers
Kenneth Lee and F. D. McCormick,
which received $40 and a Gold Plaque;
Second, Bartow, Adviser, R. B. O'Berry,
which received $25 and a Silver Plaque;

1965 State FFA Sweetheart, Debbie Die-
trick being crowned by the 1964-65 Sweet-
heart, Helen Bretton. She represented
District IV, Orlando.

tiring report at this time.
Thurman Bailey, Assistant Director,
Program Services, Vocational, Adult, &
Technical Education, Tallahassee, pre-
sented the Superior and Standard chapter
awards by areas. Those having Superior
rating, 102, received a plaque, or a
button to be placed on the plaque which
they had received in previous years.
Increased interest was shown this year
by the chapters as indicated by their
Accomplishment Reports.
President Riviere announced the new
State Officers: 1965-66 State President,
Glenn Byrd, Hialeah; 1st Vice-President,
John D. Hooker, Sparr-North Marion;
2nd Vice-President, Bruce Yancey,
Bradenton-Southeast Sr.; 3rd Vice-Presi-
dent, David Bell, Poplar Springs; 4th
Vice-President, Larry McCraney, Kath-
leen; 5th Vice-President, Grier Wells.
Alachua-Santa Fe Sr.: and 6th Vice-
President, Thomas Smith, Quincy. Each
boy was given a few seconds to express
to the Future Farmers and advisers
his appreciation for being elected.
The Resolution Committee Report was
given at this time. The meeting was
adjourned with the closing ceremony.
A special luncheon was held at the
Daytona Plaza Hotel for the District Star
State Farmers, their parents and advisers
and the office staff by the Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company, Crawfordville,
Indiana and Jacksonville, Florida with
Jack B. Salt as host.

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and third, Ft. Pierce, Adviser John Wet-
more, which received $15 and a Bronze
Plaque. First place winner in each
district received $25, second place winner
$20, third place winner, $15, and fourth
place winner $10. Those who received
awards by districts in order of placing
were as follows: I Vernon, Bethlehem,
Popular Springs, and Jay. II Havana,
Jasper, Quincy, and Mayo. III Santa
Fe Sr. at Alachua, Santa Fe Jr. at Ala-
chua, Bradford at Starke, and Lake
Butler. IV Bushnell-South Sumter
Sr., Sparr-North Marion, Ocala Sr., and
Groveland. V Bartow Sr., Ft. Meade,
Mulberry, and Turkey Creek. VI Ft.
Pierce, Bradenton, Hialeah, and Home-
stead-South Dade.
President Riviere presented Special

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Past State FFA Officers; Richard Kelly speaking. Present were: C. M. Lawrence,
Wauchula, Richard Kelly, Inverness; Charles "Chuck" McIntosh, Turkey Creek;
Dale Marler, Lakeland; Lynwood Simmns, Turkey Creek; Jackson Brownlee, Tren-
ton; James Giles, Auburndale; John Folks, Williston; William Aplin, Paxton; Jerry
Blair, Jennings; David Herndon, Lake City; Francis Ward, Live Oak.

Havana State Champion Parliamentary Procedure Team at the 37th Annual State
FFA Convention. Members of the team are: Claude Arrington; Donnie Donaldson;
Freddy Shelfer; Kenneth Johnson; Jim Shelfer and Charles Tullos. Their Adviser'
is 0. E. Yearty. Presenting the award of $25 and a pennant from the Florida Asso-
ciation, FFA and a trophy from the Florida Farm Bureau is Earl Ziebarth, State
Director, Florida Farm Bureau Federation.

Award Plaques to the following four men
in appreciation of their many years of
service to the Future Farmer Organiza-
tion: M. B. Jordan, Director of Educa-
tion at the State Prison at Raiford; S. C.
Kierce, former Vocational Agriculture
Teacher and now retired county agent
in Santa Rosa County; Frank W. Risher,
retired Assistant Commissioner of Agri-
culture in Florida; and D. A. Storms,
Co-Ordinator of Vocational Agriculture
in Hillsborough County, Plant City.
Several Committee Reports were read
and approved.
The Chairman of the 1966 State Con-
vention Committee read the Committee
Roger, Coppedge, Citrus Editor, Florida
Field Report, Winter Garden, presented
the $500 Florida Field Report Scholar-
ship to the Florida Association, FFA., to
be given to a Junior majoring in Agri-
culture in a Florida Institute.
At this time, the delegation spent a
few moments in silent prayer in memory
of friends and loved ones who had de-
parted during the past year.
Jimmie Starling, Lafayette Chapter at
Mayo. furnished some fine selections for
the delegation.

President Riviere introduced Honor-
able Thomas D. Bailey, State Super-
intendent of Public Instruction, stating
that under his leadership, Florida has
developed one of the finest school systems
in the nation. Superintendent Bailey
made an impressive talk to the delega-
tion after which they gave him a standing
Jack B. Salt of the Mid-States Steel
and Wire Company presented awards as
follows: Thomas Benjamin Smith,
Quincy, Star State Farmer $50; Wayne
Leroy Hawthorne, Tavares and Glenn
Byrd, Hialeah, Area Star Farmers, $25
each; Billy Edward Swails, Marianna;
Grier Wells,- Santa Fe Sr. at Alachua;
and Ardene Wiggins, Plant City Sr.,
District Star Farmers received $10 each.
These awards were sponsored by the
Mid-State Steel and Wire Co., Jackson-
ville, Florida and Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Special Leadership Awards from
Southern Nitrogen Company, Savannah,
Georgia and Florida Nitrogen Company,
Tampa, were presented to the young
men because of their outstanding Super-
vised Practice Program and Leadership
abilities Area winners, $100 each were:
Wayne Leroy Hawthorne, Tavares and

Glenn Byrd, Hialeah. District winners,
$75 each were: Billy Edward Swails,
Marianna; Grier Wells, Santa Fe Sr. at
Alachua; and Ardene Wiggins, Plant
City Sr. These awards are to help pay
their expenses in attending the National
FFA Convention in Kansas City, Mis-
souri in October, 1965. Jerry Stoller,
Manager, Agronomic Services, Southern
Nitrogen Co., Savannah, Georgia, made
the presentations. He also presented A.
P. Hughes, Adviser of the 1965 Star
State Farmer, Thomas Smith, with $75
to enable him to attend the National
FFA Convention.
The Honorable Thomas D. Bailey,
State Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion presented a certificate, Star State
Farmer Pin and check for $200 from the
Future Farmers of America Foundation
to Thomas Benjamin Smith, Quincy, the
1965 Star State Farmer, and Roy Mills,
Bureau Chief, Florida Times Union, pre-
sented him with a beautiful trophy from
the Florida Publishing Company. At this
time, the Star Farmer's Adviser, A. P.
Hughes was presented the Honorary
State Farmer Degree.
The Honorable Billy Matthews, U. S.
Congressman, representing Florida's 8th
District, Washington D. C. made an out-
standing address.
The new State Officers were then in-
troduced by President Riviere as follows:
President Glenn Byrd, Hialeah; 1st Vice-
President, John D. Hooker, Sparr-North
Marion; 2nd Vice President, Bruce
Yancey, Bradenton-Southeast Sr., 3rd
Vice President, David Bell, Poplar
Springs; 4th Vice-President, Larry Mc-
Craney, Kathleen; 5th Vice-President,
Grier Wells, Alachua-Santa Fe Sr.; and
6th Vice President, Thomas Smith,
After several announcements and in-
troductions, the meeting was closed with
the official closing ceremony.
A special dinner was held in the Day-
tona Plaza for the new and immediate
past State Officers, Past State Presidents
and State Award Winners, sponsored by
Wilson and Toomer Fertilizer Com-
pany of Jacksonville. Ed Raikes of Ft.
Pierce served as host. The State Cham-
pion String Band and Quartet and Joe
Race, Winter Haven furnished the enter-

Friday Evening Session
Winds Up Convention
The Tenth and final session of the
convention was called to order by the
president and the following parents were
presented to the delegates and guests by
the State Officers, after which President
Riviere presented each father with the
Honorary State Farmer Degree and each
mother with a Certificate of Merit: Mr.
and Mrs. Ira Starling; Mrs. C. C.
Coburn; Mr. and Mrs. James Wells and
Patsy, wife of 4th Vice-President, James
Wells; Mrs. and Mrs. C. L. Ward; Mr.
and Mrs. O. C. Riviere; and Mr. and
Mrs. Julian Kelly.
Past State Officers were introduced

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D. A. Storms, County Coordinator, Hills-
borough County, being presented a Spe-
cial Plaque at the 37th Annual State
FFA Convention by Marion C. Riviere,
State FFA President, 1964-65.

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and gave remarks. The 12 past state
officers present were: Chuck McIntosh,
Turkey Creek; Richard Kelly, Inverness;
Dale Marler, Lakeland; Lynwood Sim-
mons, Turkey Creek; Jackson Brownlee,
Trenton; James Giles, Auburndale; John
Folks, Williston; William Aplin, Paxton;
Jerry Blair, Jennings; David Herndon,
Lake City, Francis Ward, Live Oak; and
C. M. Lawrence, Bowling Green. As the
group left the stage, they were given a
standing ovation in appreciation of the
fine service they rendered to the Florida
Association, FFA.
Mr. Scott Kelly, Lakeland, a very out-
standing guest, was introduced by Presi-
dent Riviere at this time. He gave a very
interesting talk.
The new officers of the Florida As-
sociation, FFA, for the 1965-66 were offi-
cially installed with the appropriate
Future Farmer Ceremony and escorted
to their respective stations by the retir-
ing officers. Retiring President Marion
Riviere turned the gavel over to Presi-
dent Glenn Byrd, Hialeah, who then
assumed his duties as President. He
talked to the delegation briefly and
presented outgoing President Riviere
with a gavel, on which were engraved the
names of the 1964-65 officers.
H. E. Wood, State Adviser, presented
each of the retiring officers with a past
state officers pin. Glenn Byrd, State
President, then extended greetings to the
delegates and guests.
Robert Page, National Vice-President,
Hoboken, Georgia and Jimmy Keith,
Georgia State FFA President, talked to
the delegation briefly.
On behalf of the Florida Association,
FFA, gifts were presented to Mrs. Autie
McCallum, Miss Helen Jones, and Miss
Brenda Jay Crowson for their outstand-
ing assistance during the convention. H.
E. Wood, State Adviser, A. R. Cox,
Executive Secretary, and Richard Kelly,
Area II Advisory Board Member, Florida
Association, FFA, were given gifts as a
token of appreciation for their outstand-
ing guidance and leadership.
After a few announcements, the 37th
Annual Convention, Future Farmers of
America was declared adjourned by the
President, Glenn Byrd.
A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary, Florida
Association, FFA, made some announce-
ments concerning the Sweetheart Con-
test. Past State President, Marion
Riviere, introduced Tim Starling, 6th
Vice-President, emcee for the Sweetheart
Contest, who did an outstanding job.
Chuck McIntosh played several numbers.
He and Lynwood sang several numbers,
the Baker String Band, Helen Bretton,
State Sweetheart, and Jimmie Starling,
Lafayette Chapter at Mayo presented
several numbers while waiting for the re-
sults of the Sweetheart Contest to be
Judges for the contest were James E.
Gorman, Chairman, General Manager,
Florida Retail Federation, Jacksonville;
John Folks, Director, Rural Develop-
ment, Florida Power Corporation, St.
Petersburg; Jim Apthorp, Executive

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M. B. Jordan, Director of Education,
Raiford, receiving a Special Plaque from
the Florida Association being presented
by Marion C. Riviere, State FFA Presi-

Larry Farris, Graceville, being presented
the Rayonier Foundation Forestry Schol-
arship by Ernest P. Davis, Manager,
Southeast Timber Division, Rayonier,
Inc., Fernandina Beach. His Adviser is
Hugh H. Woolley.

Roger Coopedge, Citrus Editor, Florida
Field Report, Winter Garden, (right),
presenting the $500 Florida Field Report
Scholarship to H. E. Wood, State Adviser,
Florida Association, FFA, Tallahassee,
(left), to be given to a Junior majoring in
agriculture in a Florida Institute. Marion
Riviere, President, Florida Association,
FFA, stands in the center. This presenta-
tion was made at the 37th Annual State
FFA Convention in Daytona Beach.

John Allan, Hialeah and Thomas W.
Cook, Jr., Vernon, being presented the
Florida Bankers Scholarship by John E.
Milstead, Secretary, Florida Bankers' As-
sociation, Orlando.

Glenn Byrd, Hialeah, representing Area
III Star Farmer, receives $100 from the
Southern Nitrogen Company and the
Florida Nitrogen Company, Tampa,
presented by Jerry Stoller, Agronomist,
Southern Nitrogen Company of Savan-
nah, Georgia. His adviser, Rex Bishop,
is standing with him.

Secretary, Tom Adams, Secretary of
State, Tallahassee; and. Scott Kelly,
Debbie Dietrick of the Colonial Chapter
at Orlando was selected State Sweet-
heart of the Florida Association, FFA,
for 1965-66. She was crowned by Helen
Bretton, 1964-65 Sweetheart, while the
Newberry Quartet sang "Let Me Call
You Sweetheart". Lee Cook, Manager,
Belk-Lindsey Store in Ormond Beach,
presented her with a trophy and a
pennant for her chapter from the Florida
Association. FFA. The cash awards
sponsored by the Belk-Lindsey Stores of
Florida were: $100 to the State Sweet-
heart and $20 each to the other contest-
ants, who were: Deborah Norsworth.
Paxton; Ann Camp, Jasper; Linda
Powell, Williston; Becky Simmons,
Turkey Creek; and Carol Price, Ft.

The new State Officers, their Advisers,
and the State Staff were guests at a
special breakfast held in the Daytona
Plaza Hotel, sponsored by A. Lloyd
Dubroff, Past State FFA President. of
Tallahassee. Lloyd Dubroff was host
and he gave some very inspiring words
of wisdom to the new officers and guests.
The new State Officers held their first
meeting and began plans for 1965-66.

State Officers
(Continued from page 10)
Grier's leadership activities included
being vice president for two years, secre-
tary and treasurer in the chapter, serving
on committees, delegate to the State
FFA Convention, and attending Leader-
ship School. He participated in the many
Chapter Cooperative Activities as a judg-
ing team member, and on the Chapter
Parliamentary Procedure team.
He is a member of the church, and has
served as president of the Sunday School
Class, vice president of the Junior Class,
president of the Senior Class, president
of the B.T.U., and president of the Youth

Thomas B. Smith
Sixth Vice President
THOMAS B. SMITH, a recent graduate of
the Quincy High School is the newly
elected Vice President representing Dis-
trict II. He is the 17 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith and his
adviser is Mr. A. P. Hughes.
During Tommy's three years in Voca-
tional Agriculture, he participated in
many chapter and community activities.
To climax all of the honors that he has
received, see the Star State Farmer Story
on page 13.

R. A. Darr, President, Federal Interme-
diate Credit Bank of Columbia, South
Carolina, speaking at the 37th Annual
State FFA Convention, Florida Associa-
tion, Daytona Beach, Florida.

With FFA Chapters
Around the State
DEAN MARVIN BROKER, College of Agri-
culture, University of Florida announced
that five freshmen in the College of Agri-
culture had been awarded Sears-Roebuck
Foundation scholarships of $300 each.
Four of them are former FFA Chapter
members as follows:
Jerry Charles Lawrence, of Wauchula;
Joe Wade Stivers of Moore Haven; Wal-
ter Lorandal Stewart of Chumuckla and
Wayne Sumner of Lithia.

Chapter gave a demonstration on the safe
handling of pesticides, at a recent meet-
ing of the High Springs Rotary Club.
Points emphasized included reading the
label, wearing protective clothing, and
what to do in case of chemical poisoning.
The purpose of the demonstration was to
show that chemicals can be handled safe-
ly if recommended procedures are fol-

culture Teacher at Sanford Junior High
School. The Seminole County Junior
Chamber of Commerce named him as the
outstanding young teacher in Seminole
County for 1964.

THE PRESIDENT of DeLand High School
FFA Chapter, Gary Giovanni, was a plat-
form guest at the inauguration of Flor-
ida's Governor Haydon Burns. Gary, who
last June was elected Boys' State Com-
missioner of Agriculture attended the in-
augural ceremony with five other FFA
members who served on the Boy's State

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 229
young people in the United States to re-
ceive junior membership last month.

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

A Salute
To the F.F.A

By Ralph E. Beasley, Guidance Counselor at Tavares High School.
The poem was given at the Tavares FFA Annual Banquet.

What if there were no farmers!
No one to cultivate the ground,
No one to raise the cows and hogs,
No one to bring the "taters" to town.

Everytime you sit down to eat,
Whether it's soup, or salad, or biscuits warm,
Whether it's meat, potatoes, eggs or milk,
Remember-it came from off the farm.

Let us not look askance upon the farmer.
The farmer, his tractor, and his plot.
He's not ignorant, dumb, and dirty.
He's the "cream of the crop," the top of the pot.

But what about the Future Farmers?
Who are they and what do they do?
They're the farmers of tomorrow,
Who'll provide the food for you, and you.

We hold the F. F. A. in high esteem.
In their jackets of blue and emblems of gold,
They work tirelessly in Summer,
And in the bleak Winter's cold.

"Future Farmers of America," they're called.
Farmer for tomorrow, and farmers of today.
We look to you, we trust in you.
Yes indeed, the F. F. A!

Florida Future Farmer for Summer, 1965

Richard Kelly, Adviser, Citrus County
High at Inverness, receiving Key to City,
at the 37th Annual State FFA Convention
from the Daytona Beach Chamber of
Commerce by Owen Eubank.

Paul Strickler, Santa Fe Chapter at Ala-
chua, receiving the State Department of
Agriculture Green Hand Award of $100
from the Commissioner, Doyle Conner.
His advisers, Kenneth Lee and F. D. Mc-
cormick also received $100 to enable them
to attend the National Convention in
Kansas City, Missouri. Oher winners not
pictured were: District I, Richard Swails,
Marianna; District II, Philip R. Byler,
Blountstown; District III, Bobby Patrick,
Starke-Bradford; District IV, Marvin
Wayne Henry, Pierson; District V, Rich-
ard Kinney, Zephyrhills, and District VI,
Billy Clark Franklin, Jr., Sarasota.

| Frank W. Risher, retired from the State
Department of Agriculture, Tallahassee,
being presented a Special Plaque by
27 Marion C. Riviere, State FFA President.


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
moder-day farming methods is building tomorrow's
agriculture leadership today! More power to you!

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Still Active
BRAD CULVERHOUSE, immediate past vice
president of the Florida Association,
F.F.A. is working on the establishment
of a loan fund for Dan McCarty High
School graduates in vocational agricul-
ture who wish to major in agriculture in
Indian River Junior College. A commit-
tee has been formed to solicit funds from
farm equipment dealers and suppliers to
provide $480 to one student each year.
To qualify, the student must need the
assistance and have plans for a career in
agriculture. He must be a member in
good standing of the Ft. Pierce FFA
Chapter. The loan must be repaid, with
six percent interest, after graduation,
with a three year grace period. It is hoped
that the fund will grow sufficiently in
the future to include F.F.A. members in
St. Lucie and Martin Counties.
A significant honor has come to a Flor-
ida Future Farmer, Ronald Larry Pren-
tice of the Santa Fe Chapter, and his Ad-
viser, F. D. McCormick, in the Student-
Teacher Achievement Recognition Pro-
gram sponsored by the Florida State
Chamber of Commerce. Ronald and Mr.
McCormick were selected as the Star
Student and Teacher for Alachua Coun-
ty in District Eight. They were hon-
ored at the first Annual Star Banquet,
held in St. Petersburg, May 14. Among
Ronald's many achievements was being
awarded the State Farmer Degree at the
1965 State FFA Convention.
The Small Business Administration in
Washington, D.C. has approved a loan of
$312,000 to the Suwannee River Cattle
Cooperative of Mayo. The money will
be used to establish a cooperative feed
lot for use by stockmen from throughout
Florida. Jimmy Windham, Adult Voca-
tional Agriculture Teacher in Lafayette
County, has done much of the detail work
necessary in the establishment of a co-
operative project of this kind and is to be
congratulated for his efforts. Now that
the loan has been approved, it is hoped
that actual operation of the feed lot can
become a reality in the near future.
Dr. Herbert L. Chapman, Animal Np-
tritionist with the Everglades Experiment
Stations, has been appointed head of the
Range Cattle Experiment Station at Ona.
He will replace Dr. W. G. Kirk who re-
tired from administrative work to devote
full time to research. Dr. Chapman has
been a member of the Advisory Council
of the Belle Glade High School Voca-
tional Agriculture Department.
The third annual Vocational Agricul-
ture Award given by the New Smyrna
Beach Lions Club was presented to Rex
Malmberg at a recent meeting of the
Club. Rex, a 1965 graduate of New
Smyrna Beach High School will attend
Cornell University to study Veterinary
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