National FFA Convention
Oct. 13-15, Kansas City, Mo.
FFA Goodwill Tour Held
Ten Floridians Awarded
Aii an Farmer Degrees
FFA Calendar of Events
(Post on bulletin board in Chapter or Classroom.)
Event and Type* Place and Date
Production and Marketing Vegetable Entries State Adviser 1
FFA Poultry and Egg Production Program State Adviser 1
Lafayette County Youth Show .....Mayo ............ .2
Fire Prevention Week (N) ...... .Local Chapters ...3-9
Suwannee River Youth Fair ..........Fannin Springs .. .6-7
National FFA Convention (N) ...Kansas City. Mo. 11-14
Columbia County Fair (0) ... .. Lake City ...... 12-16
Florida Cattlemen's Association ..St. Augustine .13-15
Holmes County Fair ... .. Bonifay ... ..... 18-23
Suwannee County Fair ............Live Oak .18-23
Levy County Fair .. .................Williston
Northeast Florida Fair (S) .. Calahan
Inter-State Fair . .. ... Pensacola .18-24
Greater Jacksonville Fair .............. Jacksonville ..... 20-30
Liberty County Fair and Youth Show ..... Bristol .... ..... .23
Jackson County Fair .............. Marianna ...25-30
North Florida Fair (S) .... ........ .Tallahassee 26-30
Florida Council of Cooperatives Meeting .
Deadline-Chapter Program of Work (S) Area Supervisor ...31
Membership Dues IS) ... State Adviser .31
Deadline-Improving Agriculture and
Leadership Applications (S) ........ StateAdviser .... 1
Bay County Fair ............. ... Panama City ....1-6
Harvest Fair ..... Crestview .......1-6
Seminole County Fair .................. Sanford .. ..1-6
Sumter's All Florida Breeder's Show (S). .Bevilles Corner ...2-6
Florida Farm Bureau Meeting ........... Clearwater. .. .. 7-9
Putnam County Fair .... . .....Palatka .... ..8-13
Hardee County Fair ........ Wauchula ....8-13
Hernando County Fair .... ..... .... Brooksville.........
Walton County Fair ......... .... .. DeFuniak Springs 11-13
Marion Youth County Fair ..... .. ...... Ocala ...... ..
Deadline-Entries Sears Livestock
Improvement Program (Beef Cattle) (S) Area Supervisor ...15
Hillsborough County Junior
Agriculture Fair ........... .... Brandon ......18-20
Farm City Week ..... .............. Local Chapters ..19-25
Naval Stores Forestry Program
(Final Report) (S) .................... State Adviser ..... .
N. J. H. A. Convention (N) .. ......... Cincinnati, Ohio .. .5-9
Forestry Field Day-Dists. V. VI ...... Mulberry ....... 10
Pasco County Fair ................ ... Dade City .... 17-22
Highlands County Fair ................... Sebring ... .
Southern Weed Conference ................ Jacksonville ... 18-20
DeSoto County Fair ................... Arcadia ... .. 18-22
Dade County Youth Show ...........Miami . .. 19-24
South Florida Fair and Exposition ........W. Palm Beach 21-29
Manatee County Fair .................... Palmetto ... 24-29
Southeastern Fat Stock Show and Sale .. Ocala ......28-Feb. 5
Southwest Florida Fair .. .. Fort Myers ..31-Feb. 6
Deadline-American Farmer Degree
Application (S) ................. ....Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-State Farmer Degree
Application (S) .......... ... Area Supervisor .....
Florida State Fair (Dairy Cattle Week) (S) Tampa ............ 1-5
F.F.A. Day-Florida State Fair (S) .... ... Tampa. ..........4-5
Florida State Fair (Beef Cattle Week) (S)... Tampa ...... ...6-12
Dade County Exposition .................. Homestead .....15-20
Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show ........ Kissimmee ..... 16-20
Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Show.. Fannin Springs .. 17-18
North Florida Livestock Show and Sale .... Madison ......... 21-22
Hendry County Fair and Livestock
Show, Inc. ............................ Clewiston ....... 21-26
Central Florida Fair ..................... Orlando ....21-Mar. 5
Monroe County Fair ................... Key West ..25-Apr. 2
Deadline-Farm Electrification Award
Application (S) ....................... State Adviser ...... 1
Event and Type*
Place and Date
Deadline-Farm Mechanics Application (S).. State Adviser .... ..1
Forestry Field Day, Dist. IV .............. Leesburg ........... 4
Hillsborough County Fair ................ Plant City ....... 7-12
Citrus County Fair .............. ..... Inverness ........9-12
Polk County Youth Fair .................. Bartow ..........10-11
Forestry Field Day, District III ........... Gainesville ........11
F.F.A. Livestock Show and Sale (S) ...... Gainesville ...... 12-14
F.F.A. Livestock Show and Sale (A) ......Live Oak ............
Florida Citrus Exposition (S) ............ Winter Haven ...12-19
Deadline-Field Crops Award
Application (S) .. ............. .. State Adviser ... 15
Deadline-Soil and Water Management
Award Application (S) ........... ...... State Adviser ...... 15
Deadline-Star Dairy Farmer Award
Application (S) ......................... State Adviser .... 15
Lake County Fair and Flower Show ....... Eustis ........... 14-19
Forestry Field Day, District II ........... Tallahassee ...... 18
Sarasota County Fair ............... ..... Sarasota ........ 21-26
Forestry Field Day, District I .. ..... Freeport .......... 25
Deadline-State Forestry Contest
(SAL) (S) ............................. State Adviser ......1
State Land Judging ............................... ....... 1.2
West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale .... Quincy ............
Copies Public Speaking (S-D) ............ Chairman ......... 7
Pinellas County Fair and Horse Show. ..... Largo ......... .11-16
Deadline-National Band (N) .............. State Adviser ..... 15
Sub-District Contests (S-D) ............... Chairman ........1-16
Copies Public Speaking (D) ................ Chairman ........ 20
District Contests O0) ......... ....Chairman .... 29-30
Chapter Cooperative Leadership Scrap-
books with Chapter Accomplishment
Report ... ...... Area Supervisor ... 1
Deadline-Cattlemen Contest Entries (S) State Adviser .......1
Report (S) ............................. Area Supervisor .. .1
Deadline-Entries Chapter Forest
Contest (S) ..... ... .... .. State Adviser ..... .. 1
Deadline-Farm Safety Award
Application (S) ............ ..... State Adviser ........1
Naval Stores Forestry Program Entry (8).. State Adviser ..... 1
Copies Public Speaking (A) .............. Area Supervisor ... .10
Area Contests (A) .................... Chairman ...........
Copies Public Speaking (S) .............. Chairman .
Deadline-Banquet Chick Contest (S) ...... Area Supervisor ... .15
Inspection of Forest (SAL) (S)
Selection of Delegates to Forestry
Camp IC) ..... .......... ...... Area Supervisor . .1
Chapter Scrapbook Entries (S) ............ State Convention ...14
Judging, Grading, Identification and
Demonstration Contests (S) .............. State Convention 14
State FFA Convention (S) (Tentative) ... Daytona Beach .14-17
Special Delegates and Advisers
Luncheon (S) ........................State Convention ..14
Annual Fish Fry (S) .................... State Convention ...15
Bandshell Program (S) ................... State Convention ...15
Judging Entries Chapter Forestry
Contest (S) ............................ State Adviser ....20-23
State Forestry Camp, Diets. I, II, III (S) .. Camp O'Leno ... 10-16
Vocational Agriculture Teachers
Conference (S) ........ .. ..
State Forestry Camp, Dists. IV, V VI (S). .Camp O'Leno ..17-23
State Officers Leadership Meeting and
Goodwill Tour ........ .......... 23-Aug. 3
District I Chapter Officers Leadership
M meeting ............................ Pensacola .......... 27
Tri-State Contests (Public Speaking and
Quartet) ................................ Alabam a ............
West Florida Dairy Show (A) ............. Chipley ............ 4
Leadership Training Camp Miniwanca ...... Shelby Mich. ...15-28
* (N)-NATIONAL, (C)-COUNTY, (A)-AREA, (S)-STATE, (O)-OPEN, (SD)-SUB-DISTRICT (TS)-TRI-
ACCORDING to the recent report from the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, crime
in our nation is on the increase. Disre-
spect for law and constituted authority
threatens the very foundation of our so-
ciety, destroys democratic government
and opens the way for dangerous disor-
ders and even anarchy.
The problem of the juvenile offender
is a matter of grave concern to every cit-
izen interested in the future of this coun-
try. From the college campuses of Cali-
fornia to the streets of New York City,
come the stories of turmoil and dissatis-
faction among our youth. There is an
urgent need among our youth today for
a rededication and re-emphasis of the
principles on which this nation was built.
Although the Future Farmers of Amer-
ica provides vocational education and
training for thousands of young men
throughout our country, it also instills in
our youth the pride of leadership and
fellowship. The FFA teaches a young
man to be a better farmer but, more im-
portant, to be a better citizen.
Our sociologists and psychologists tell
us that most juvenile delinquents lack
a respect for themselves and others.
Many have a feeling that they do not
belong. My experience in the FFA help-
ed me to realize that each of us can and
should play a vital part in our democracy.
The future of our country rests heavily
upon the physical and mental health of
our youth. The FFA develops minds and
bodies and helps young men become
stepping-stones rather than stumbling
blocks in our cherished democracy. The
contribution that this organization has
made to rural America is unique and
stands as an example of what may be
done in our schools to help curb the
spread of crime and to build and develop
the total man. The Future Farmers of
The Florida Future Farmer
America program has given many a
farm boy far lights and tall rainbows to
live by. No one can really measure the
great good this organization has done for
The Honorable Earl Faircloth, Attorney
They were also assisted by John Maddox,
Lewis Tucker and George Busby, mem-
bers of the State FFA Advisory Com-
mittee, and local advisers in attendance.
Pat Evans, State F. H. A. Historian,
gave the group a very complete discus-
sion on working with groups and com-
mittees. Pat's use of visual aids made an
impression of important points during
Jackson Brownlee, Attorney at Law,
Cocoa Beach, discussed a personal pub-
lic relations program with the group. He
stressed the importance of a strong body.
character, sound mind, and a capacity to
earn. Mr. Brownlee is a former state
president of the Florida Association,
The third Annual District six Leader-
ship meeting was held at Camp Byrd,
Avon Park, September 18-19, with Dean
Griffin, Vocational Agriculture Teacher,
Avon Park in charge of the arrange-
ments. The second Annual District four
Leadership meeting was held at Camp
Ithiel, Ocoee, October 2-3 with Lewis
Brubaker, Vocational Agriculture Teach-
er, Tavares in charge of arrangements.
The two camps provided excellent train-
ing and leadership for some 200 young
men from 35 chapters.
District Leadership Meetingsn This Issue
In This Issue
WORKING effectively with groups, chap-
ter officers duties, and personal public
relationships were the main topics dis-
cussed during the chapter officers leader-
ship training sessions for Districts four
Glenn Byrd, State FFA president, as-
sisted by his fellow state officers, past
state officers, Jim Giles, Marcus Schack-
elford and Jerry Blair, conducted the
leadership meetings and committee work.
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., Kisaimmee, Florida, for the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America. Entered as second class matter Jan. 28, 1954, under the Act of March 3, 1879, at
the Post Office at Kissimmee, Florida. Advertising Representative: Cody Publications, Inc., 847-2801,
Box 1030, Kissimmee, Florida. Area Representatives: Miami, 811 N.W. 139th Street, MUrray 1-7087.
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION, FFA, Sponsored by State Department of Education, Thomas D.
Bailey, Superintendent of Public Instruction; Walter R. Williams, Jr., Director of Vocational, Technical,
and Adult Education, Tallahassee, Florida.
STATE OFFICERS, 1965-66
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 Mcraney, Kathleen
5th V. Pres .. Samuel G. Wells, Alachua-Santa Fe
6th V. Pres............Thomas B. Smith, Quincy
Executive Secretary .......... Richard F. Kelly
State Adviser ........... H. E. Wood, Tallahassee
NATIONAL OFFICERS, 1965-66
President, Howard Lee Williams, Olin, N. Carolina
Student Sec'y, Joseph B. Detrixhe, Ames, Kansas
Vice President, Central Region-
James Stitzlein ............ Ashland, Ohio
Vice President, North Atlantic Region-
William M. Kelly, Jr., Winchester, N. H.
Vice President. Pacific Region-
Larry E. Craig ..........Midvale, Idaho
Vice President, Southern Region-
Norman Floyd Gay......Sumner, Georgia
National Convention ................ 4
Candidates for American Farmer .... 6
Dairy Judging Team .............. 8
Poultry Judging Team .............. 8
For Men Only ................... 9
Goodwill Tour ................... 10
Forestry Training Camp ............ 12
Jay Chapter W ins .................13
National Band Members .......... 15
HON. DON FUQUA, U. S. Representative,
9th District presenting a special S.A.L.
Forestry Award to Larry Farris, Grace-
ville FFA Chapter, State Forestry win-
ner for 1965, prior to his departure for
a tour of Richmond, Washington, New
York, St. Louis and on to Kansas City
for the National FFA Convention.
Others present to congratulate Larry
were, A. P. Wimberly, S.A.L.; H. E.
Wood, State Supervisor, Agriculture Ed-
ucation, and C. H. Coulter, State For-
ester, all of Tallahassee.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1965
By Way of Editorial Comment:
The Problem of the Juvenile Offender
By the Honorable Earl Faircloth, Attorney General of the State of Florida
38th National FFA Convention in Kansas City
Will Begin October 13th With Registration
THE 38th Annual F. F. A. Convention in
Kansas City, Missouri will begin with
registration, October 12. Approximately
200 members and friends from Florida
have indicated that they expect to be
present to see and meet other Future
Farmers from fifty states and Puerto
Rico attending the National Convention.
Official delegates from Florida will be
Marion Riviere, Past State FFA Presi-
dent from Alachua, and Glenn Byrd,
State President from Hialeah. The oth-
er State FFA Vice Presidents have been
designated as alternates. The two dele-
gates from each association form the con-
vention's voting body. Three Florida
Future Farmers will participate in the
FFA's "Mail Order" National Band.
They are: Robert Lewis Hudson, Bran-
ford Chapter; David Ryan, Baldwin; and
Bruce Zander, Brandon-Horace-Mann.
Ten of Florida's farm boys will receive
the American Farmer Degree, the high-
est degree of achievement offered by the
FFA. Only one member in each 1,000
may receive the degree. It is given for
outstanding achievement in farming and
rural leadership. Each American Farm-
er receives a gold key, certificate and a
$125 check from the National FFA Foun-
dation. The American Farmer Candi-
dates from Florida are: John Burton
Allen, Jr., Pinecrest; Jerry Michael Blair,
Jasper; Reuben Wayne Carlton, Fort
Pierce; H. Fred Dietrich, III, Orlando;
Ellis Elmo Douglas, Alachua; James Em-
mett Giles, Auburndale; Thomas Hoyt
Northcut, Hialeah; Jacob Fred Redmon.
Quincy; Bill Wells. Lakeland and James
B. Wells, Jay.
Receiving the Honorary American
Farmer 'Degree will be Robert B. O'-
Berry, Teacher of Vocational Agricul-
ture, Bartow FFA Chapter in Bartow.
Three Florida FFA Chapters have en-
tries in the National Chapter Awards
Program and will have representatives
in Kansas City to hear the results of
their efforts and receive their awards.
The chapters are: Santa Fe at Alachua;
Fort Pierce and Bartow.
Thomas B. Smith, Quincy, 1965 Star
State Farmer and winner of the Mid-
States Steel and Wire Company Award,
will carry the State Flag in the cere-
mony on Thursday night featuring pre-
sentation of the 1965 Star Farmer of
America Awards. A. P. Hughes will be
attending since he received the Southern
Nitrogen Company Award as Adviser of
the Star State Farmer. The other Area
Star Farmers, Glenn Byrd, Hialeah and
Wayne Leroy Hawthorne, Tavares; and
the three District Star Farmers, Billy
Edward Swails, Marianna; Grier Wells,
Alachua and Ardene Wiggins, Plant City,
will also be in attendance as winners of
the Southern Nitrogen and Florida Nitro-
gen Leadership Awards for 1965.
Paul Strickler, Santa Fe Chapter at
Alachua, 1965 Star Green Hand Farmer
along with his advisers, Kenneth Lee and
F. D. McCormick, and the six District
Star Green Hands; Richard Sails, Mari-
anna; Philip R. Byler, Blountstown, Sr.;
Bobby Patrick, Starke-Bradford; Marvin
Wayne Henry, Pierson; Richard Kinney,
Zephyrhills and Billy Clark Franklin, Jr.,
Sarasota, also will be in attendance
through the sponsorship of Doyle E. Con-
ner, Commissioner of Agriculture.
Larry Farris, Graceville FFA Chapter,
winner of the State Forestry Contest
sponsored by the Seaboard Air Line Rail-
road Company, and his adviser, Robert
M. McGill will be attending the conven-
tion through the arrangements of R. N.
Hoskins, General Manager. Seaboard Air
Line Railroad Company.
On October 9, Larry will leave for
Richmond where he will join Carl W.
Rust, Industrial Forester with Seaboard
'Air Line Railroad and other state win-
ners from the Southeast on a tour in-
cluding, Washington and Chicago before
going to Kansas City.
John C. Bracewell, Jasper, winner of
the 7th State Naval Stores Award, spon-
sored by the Naval Stores Industry. will
attend the national convention, along
with his adviser, James Dunaway.
Jerry Jones, President of the Jay FFA
chapter and his adviser, A. A. Harrison,
will be attending the convention as State
winner of the Chapter Forestry Contest
sponsored by the St. Regis Paper Com-
Larry Hatcher, Malone FFA Chapter,
will be attending the convention as the
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1965
From the National FFA President:
Call for National Convention
To MEMBERS OF THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA: As your National FFA
President, I am issuing a call for all State Associations to send delegates to the
38th National Convention, which will be held in the Municipal Auditorium.
Kansas City, Missouri, October 13-15, 1965.
This year your convention has been planned to serve as an especially in-
spirational and informative experience for all in attendance. A Vespers Pro-
gram will provide a fitting introduction on Tuesday evening, October 12, and
the convention will embrace a matinee performance of the American Royal
Livestock and Horse Show on Friday, October 15. Offering many highly re-
spected personages and inspirational speakers, the convention sessions are
planned to execute business, recognize outstanding achievements, demonstrate
and promote leadership training, elect new officers for next year, set new goals,
and to leave every Future Farmer and adult with a renewed dedication to the
aims and purposes of vocational agriculture and the FFA.
All chartered State associations in good standing with the national organi-
zation are expected to send two official delegates and two alternates from the
active membership. It is urged that official delegates arrive in Kansas City in
time for the 10:00 a.m. delegate registration, which will be followed by the Of-
ficer-Delegate Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday. October 12. Convention
committees will be announced and will meet immediately following the lunch-
eon. State associations should also have in attendance at the convention those
candidates recommended for the American Farmer Degree, candidates for
national office, those members who are to receive awards and others who have
official business at the convention.
Local chapters are encouraged to send representatives to the national con-
vention. Any local chapter of the FFA is entitled to have a maximum of six.
or 10% of the total membership, whichever is the greater, of carefully selected
members to attend the convention, provided they come to Kansas City with
properly completed official registration cards. This number does not include
national or regional award winners, members on official status, such as hand,
judging team, Courtesy Corps, ushers, or special program participants. When
you receive your brochure "You . And Your National FFA Convention". I
encourage you to review it with your adviser. It will help you come to Kansas
City better prepared to serve your State association and your local chapter.
The 38th Annual National Convention will be the highlight of our FFA
year. I urge all Future Farmers who attend the convention to be present for
all sessions from Wednesday morning, October 13 through Friday evening, Oc-
tober 15. With the help and cooperation of all present our convention can be
of great success. I look forward to seeing you in Kansas City.
KENNETH H. KENNEDY-
The Alachua-Santa Fe Senior Dairy
Judging Team, composed of Grier Wells,
Russell Taylor and Bill Beck will repre-
sent Florida at the National Dairy Con-
gress, Waterloo, Iowa.
The Gainesville Poultry Judging Team
composed of David Koger; Randall Flage
and Ronald Gother, along with their ad-
viser, Harry M. Lydick, will represent
Florida in the national competition
through the sponsorship of the State De-
partment of Agriculture.
Serving on the National Courtesy
Corps will be Thomas B. Smith, Quincy
FFA Chapter, Larry G. McCraney, Kath-
leen FFA Chapter, Bruce A. Yancey,
Bradenton-Southeast, A. A. Harrison,
Jay and George Busby, Paxon Chapter
R. B. O'Berry, Vocational Agriculture
Teacher at Bartow, will receive the Hon-
orary American Farmer Degree at the
National FFA Convention.
5th Annual winner of the Flint River
Mills Award as the outstanding FFA
Swine Exhibitor in the North Florida
Fair last November.
Attending the convention as winners
of special awards from the State Depart-
ment of Agriculture, are: Ronald Earl
Hobbs, Paxton FFA chapter; John D.
Hooker, North Marion FFA chapter and
Wayne O'Brien, Auburndale.
Randy Barthle, Dade City, State win-
ner of the Feeder-Steer Award will at-
tend the convention along with his ad-
viser, Omar Ergle.
For the third time, the State and Dis-
trict Farm Electrification winners will be
attending the convention. They are
sponsored by the Gulf Power Company,
Pensacola; Tampa Electric Company;
Florida Power Corporation, St. Peters-
burg and Florida Power and Light Com-
pany, Miami. This group will be com-
posed of state winner, Loren Stokes, Fort
Meade and his adviser, T. A. Cochrane.
District winners, Ronald Earl Hobbs,
Paxton; John W. Ward, Jr., Havana;
Dan Earl Royster, Williston; Charles
Edd Holder, III, Tavares; Jerry Sparks,
Bartow and Billy C. Franklin, Jr., Sara-
sota. Area Advisers going are, 0. E.
Yearty, Havana and Ferris Rogers, Wil-
The Dade City Livestock Judging
Team composed of Roger McKendree,
Donnie McKendree, and Ray Crawford,
with their advisers, W. Floyd Philmon
and Omar Ergle, will represent Florida
in the National Livestock Judging Con-
The Pinecrest Meats Judging Team
composed of Jerry Bagley; Glen Gray
and Ernest Cullins, with their adviser,
Jacques D. Waller, will represent Flor-
ida in the national competition.
Florida Future Farmer
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 modem electrified farm is more
attractive to young people. They're finding a future in
profitable Florida farming electrically. Ee-i-ee-i-oh!
Reddy salutes the Future Farmers of Florida. This great
farm youth organization through knowledge and use of
modern-day farming methods is building tomorrow's
agriculture leadership today! More power to you!
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...IT'S CHEAPER, TOO!
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
HELPING BUILD FLORIDA
THOMAS HOYT NORTHCUT, age 22, is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Northcut of
Miami, Florida and is a member of the
Hialeah FFA Chapter. Hoyt's leader-
ship activities have included, vice presi-
dent of the Florida Association, FFA,
delegate to the state FFA convention,
serving on various committees, delegate
to Forestry Training Camp, member of
parliamentary procedure team, and as
speaker for Civic Club and Radio pro-
His Supervised Practice Program con-
sists of 1/10 acre green onions, 1 black
angus steer and 10.000 ornamental plants.
At present, he is in partnership with his
dad and brothers in the nursery business.
Northcut and Sons Nursery, Inc. covers
two acres and includes 20,000 ornamen-
Hoyt says, "our nursery business began
from my Supervised Practice Program
S. .It really does pay to be a member of
the Future Farmers of America."
Jacob E. Redmon
JACOB E. REDMON, is the 19 year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Rednon of Quincy,
and is a graduate of the Quincy High
While in school, Jake was active in
public speaking, tractor driving, parlia-
mentary procedure, and served as a mem-
ber of the Program of Work Committee.
He served as vice-president, as a member
of the Supervised Farming Committee.
and participated in many club activities.
His Supervised Practice Program con-
sists of: 2 sows. 8 pigs. 2 steers, 1 acre
vegetables and 15 acres of corn.
At present, Jake is in his second year
at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College
at Tifton, Georgia, and will transfer to a
4-year institution to receive a B.S. De-
gree in Agriculture. He is at home on
weekends, holidays, and during the sum-
mer months a sufficient amount of time
to enable him to operate and manage his
farming program with assistance from his
The Quincy FFA Chapter has consist-
ently rated among the top chapters in
Florida, and Jacob has made significant
contributions to its success.
John B. Allen
JOHN BURTON ALLEN, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Burton Allen, Route 1. Lithia. Flor-
ida has an outstanding record with the
Pinecrest Chapter, Future Farmers of
America and at the Pinecrest School. As
a member of the Pinecrest FFA chapter,
he accounted for two State Champion-
ships. He was 1961 State Champion Veg-
etable Production winner, and 1962 State
Champion Citrus Production winner.
In addition, he served as vice president
of the FFA chapter, delegate to the State
FFA Convention ar,d represented his
chapter at the State FFA Forestry Camp.
Also. he served as Treasurer of the Hills-
borough County Federation of Future
Farmers. John was instrumental in the
Pinecrest Chapter winning 1st place for
five consecutive years with their agricul-
tural exhibits at the Hillsborough Coun-
ty Junior Agriculture Fair.
Each year he contributed strawberries
(both live bushes and berries) for exhibit
as well as many other varieties of vege-
table crops from his always outstanding
supervised farm program. In addition,
John was always one of the workhorses
in the planning and setting up of these
exhibits. Because of John's efforts, the
Pinecrest chapter was equally as success-
ful with their agricultural exhibits at the
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1965
JOHN BURTON ALLEN
PINECREST FFA CHAPTER
TRACTOR CO. INC.
Plant City, Florida
R AND M CONSTRUCTION
Complete Grove, Ranch and
Orange Avenue, Ft. Pierce
JASPER FFA CHAPTER
FEED MILL SERVICE
JACOB E. REDMON
M. AND M. TRACTOR
and Farm Equipment
NORTHCUT AND SONS
Fine selection of Nursery stock
Pittosporum. Orange Jasmine,
Roses, Hibiscus. Podacarpus, Ligus-
trum, Fruit Trees, Hyvbrid Crotons,
Annual Florida Strawberry Festival.
John Burton Allen also, was an excep-
tional leader in areas other than FFA.
He was president of his Senior class,
President of his Junior class, President
of the Science Club, President of the Stu-
dent Council as well as many other lesser
REUBEN WAYNE CARLTON, a graduate of
the Dan McCarty High School is the 21
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Carl-
ton. His Supervised Practice Program
consists of 80 acres of Citrus grove and
200 head of beef cattle.
During his high school years, he served
as chapter vice president, president and
chapter representative to the National
FFA Convention in Kansas City. He won
the State Beef-Breeding award and the
State Citrus Award and with the money
he received, purchased nursery equip-
ment. He was an outstanding student
and very active in school and FFA chap-
ter affairs and graduated with honors.
He attended the Indian River Junior
College ending the first year with 35
credits and making the dean's list both
semesters. Besides being a full-time,stu-
dent that year. he was a full-time farmer.
After graduation from the Indian River
Junior College. Wayne enrolled at the
University of Florida for one year where
he majored in animal science and fruit
At the present time, he is managing
10,000 acres of land devoted to cattle
production and 475 acres of grove of
which he is Production Manager. He
has sole responsibility of 15 pieces of
rolling equipment and has 5 to 20 men
under his supervision.
Wayne is a good example of a young
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1965
man who took advantage of the training
and opportunities offered through Voca-
tional Agriculture and the FFA and who
has developed into an outstanding young
farmer and citizen.
JERRY MICHAEL BLAIR. 19 year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blair, is a 1963
graduate of the Jennings High School.
His principal FFA projects throughout
high school consisted of breeding and
meat swine, grade beef cattle, flue cured
tobacco and corn. His Supervised Prac-
tice Program this year includes 10 head
of meat hogs, 8 beef cattle, and 10 acres
Jerry's leadership activities include:
Chapter president. two years, chapter re-
porter, public speaking, parliamentary
procedure, delegate to state and national
conventions, livestock and crop judging
teams, and chairman of numerous com-
mittees. In addition. Jerry was active in
showing swine, and in 1962 won the Flint
River Mills Award as the outstanding
exhibitor in the State FFA Swine Show.
At the State FFA Convention in 1963,
Jerry was elected second vice president
of the Florida Association. Future Farm-
ers of America. He was also selected
District II Star Farmer and received a
$250 Florida Bankers Scholarship.
During high school. Jerry lettered in
football and baseball for three years, serv-
ed as senior class president, Beta Club
president. "J" Club reporter and was
selected as "Best-all-Around-Boy" in
Jennings High School for three years.
Jerry graduated Cum Laude from
North Florida Junior College in May.
While in junior college. he was a mem-
ber of Phi Theta Kappa Scholastic Hon.
(Continued on page 9)
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(Left to right) Russell Taylor, Geir Wells
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RUSSELL TAYLOR. 18. son of Mr. and Mrs
R T. Taylor. Jr.. of Alachua is a Santa
Fe Senior He is presently enrolled in his
fifth year ,f vocational agriculture. He
has been a member of the dairy judging
team for two years and was third high
individual in the state contest.
Russell has been a member of the
state champion livestock judging team,
a member of the state champion Co-op
committee, and a member of the land
judging team which placed third in the
state. This year he is serving as Senti-
nel of his chapter. Other activities in-
clude captain of varsity football, Beta
club, 4-H, and State champion 4-H land
judging team. Russell plans to enter
college in September and prepare for a
career in some field of agriculture.
BILL BECK, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
R. Beck of High Springs, is a sophomore
at Santa Fe High School. In addition
to being a member of the Dairy Judging
team, he has been on the Land Judging
team for two years and the Parliamen-
tary Procedure team for two years. He
is the Reporter for his chapter, and a
member of the Beta club and Spanish
Bill is the Treasurer of the Student
Council. and he attends the First Bap-
t.t church of High Springs.
GRIER WELLS. 18. son of Mr. and Mrs.
S. L. Wells, High Springs, Florida, is a
graduate of Santa Fe High School. He
has been a member of the FFA for five
In addition to the State Champion
Dairy Judging team, Grier was a mem-
ber of the State Champion Meat Judg-
ing team. He has also been active in
Public Speaking, Parliamentary Pro-
cedure, Quartet and Vegetable Judging.
His Supervised Practice Program has
consisted of beef for meat and breeding,
and horses for breeding. In his other
school activities, he has been a member
of the student council for four years,
senior class president, senior chorus pres-
ident, Latin club president, and Beta
club president. He is a member of the
First Baptist church of High Springs.
He entered the University of Florida in
Poultry Judging Team
DAtD KOGER. son of Dr. and Mrs. Mar-
vin Koger of Route 2, Gainesville is 18
years old, and has taken Vocational Ag-
riculture for three years at Gainesville
High School. He is a chapter farmer,
and has participated in two State FFA
Land Judging Contests, is a member of
the FFA chapter quartet, parliamentary
procedure team, and was the chapter
Sentinel last year.
His Supervised Practice Program con-
sists of 7 fat steers, 2 acres of truck gar-
dening, and 4 acres of pasture seeding
and maintenance. He attended Forestry
Training Camp at Camp O'Leno, and
has been active in many 4-H judging
events. He scored a total of 327.9 points
in the State Poultry Judging Contest,
and was second high man in the event.
He plans to attend Chipola Junior Col-
lege at Mariana.
RANDAL FLAGE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al-
bet Flage, Route 2, Gainesville, is 17
years old. His Supervised Practice Pro-
gram during three years of Vocational
Agriculture at Gainesville High School
were three dairy cows. 7 acres of pasture
improvement. 200 laying hens, and 100
He is a chapter farmer, chapter treas-
urer for two years, and a two-year mem-
ber of the chapter parliamentary pro-
cedure team. His previous state judging
competition was one year as a member
of the Gainesville High School Dairy
Judging Team. He scored 329 points and
was high man in the contest. He plans
to attend the University of Florida.
RONALD GOTHER, is the son of Mrs. B.
F. Boulware of Gainesville. He is a chap-
ter farmer, chapter reporter, member of
the chapter parliamentary procedure
team, chairman of the chapter Pot-Luck
Supper, and a member of the 1965 Alach-
ua County FFA Land Judging Team.
His Supervised Practice Program con-
sists of 5,000 potted plants, 2500 forest
seedlings, 21/2 acres of truck gardening
and a beef cow-and-calf program. He
earned the position of third high man
in the Poultry Judging Contest with
327.4 points. He plans to attend Ocala
(Left to right) Randal Flage, David Ko-
ger and Ronald Gother, Poultry Team
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1965
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For Men Only
by Ruth E. Harris, Family Life Special-
ist, Florida Agricultural Extension Serv-
ice, University of Florida, Gainesville,
PROBABLY more than anything else you
want people to think you are a man!
What makes a man a man? It depends
on who's defining the term-Your par-
ents might say, when you are capable of
assuming certain responsibilities. Your
teacher might say, when you are eager to
learn. Your FFA advisor might say,
when you've chosen a project and com-
pleted it. Your friends might say, when
you've got a string of girls following you.
Perhaps it takes some of all of this to
make a man a man. If you watch TV,
you will get other ideas: Use a certain
brand of hair cream. Wear a certain
brand of clothes. Drive a certain kind of
car. But, an important thing that makes
a man a man is his manly manners.
Bet you're wondering what manly man-
ners are. There are several tricks to the
trade: Your manners are so much a part
of you that they become automatic . .
kinda like breathing. You know what
to do and 1iow -to do it . can forget
about self and think of others. You
practice your manners in such a way that
people feel good around you without
really knowing why.
Let's get down to specifics. Say the
FFA banquet is coming up soon. You
may be all a jitter with lots of questions:
How to ask for a date? How do I call for
my date? How are my table manners?
Asking for a Date
Always ask for a date so it will be easy
for a girl to say "yes" If you say
"What-ya doing Saturday night? you've
really put her on the spot. If she says
"Nothing," she's afraid you'll think she's
not popular. If she says she's already got
something to do so she can save face-
you and she both have lost out.
So-say, "We're having our FFA ban-
quet on November 23. I'd like for you to
go as my guest." She can easily say,
"Thank you, I'd love to go" or. "Oh, I'm
sorry I have something else planned.
How about a rain check?"
After you've gotten a "yes," you'll
want to remember to tell your date:
Whether the banquet is formal or inform-
al. What time you will pick her up. What
time she can expect to be home.
Calling for Your Girl
You probably will quake in your boots
over this, but if you know what to do, it'll
be much easier: Be on time. Go to the
door for your date. Never, but never,
honk your horn and expect your date to
come tripping out.
Be prepared to meet her parents. Since
you are being presented to them, wait
for them to make the first move. The
mother may offer her hand. If she does,
respond with a firm grip-a limp hand
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1965
tural teacher, Mr. John Doe. This is
Gail Smith. Present a younger person to
an older person. Mrs. Doe, I would like
for you to meet my friend, Gail Smith.
A Using Table Manners
SThe real you may come out by the way
you eat. Remember that your main task
Sis to make your date feel at ease. 'Course
you have to be at ease yourself before
you can make someone else feel this way.
Lest You Forget: Stand behind your
chair until the guests of honor are being
seated. Seat your date. You do this by
pulling the chair out. She goes in from
the left side. You push the chair up. Sit
in your chair from the left. Wait until
the host table starts eating before you
begin. If in doubt about which piece of
silverware to use, begin at the outside
and work toward your plate. The salad
on the left is yours. Fried chicken can
be eaten with your fingers, or your fork.
You might feel more comfortable to do
what the group is doing in this case.
Napkin goes on your lap-not as a bib.
Spoons go on a saucer or coaster; they
never stand in a cup or glass. Olives,
pickles, carrot sticks, celery, bread, and
so forth, are finger foods. Chew with your
mouth closed, and never talk when you
have food in your mouth.
Practicing Makes Perfect
A boy learns to be a man by practicing
gives a very poor impression. Usually manly things. Since manners are part
men always shake hands. Hand shake or of being a man they must be practiced,
no, "How-do-you-do" is the way to ac- too. Practice on your mother and sister.
knowledge an introduction. "By the way, Sure they may laugh and tease you at
this is not an inquiry as to one's state of first, but that's better than being em-
health!" Open the car door for your barrassed when you're out with your
date. Make sure she's all in before you best girl.
close the door. When you get to the ban-
quet, open the car door.
Putting Your Date at Ease American Farmer
As a man it's up to you to make your
date feel at ease. (For some girls this (Continued from page 7)
may take longer than others. Don't give orary, served as Student Government As-
up the ship.) What is the trick to mak- ociation parliamentarian and state parlia-
ing her feel at ease? mentarian for the Baptist Student Union.
Give your date a sincere compliment Jerry is currently attending the Univer-
on the way she looks. Learn to be a good sity of Florida where he plans to major
conversationalist-A cardinal rule is to in agricultural economics and hopes even-
show an interest in the other person, tually tb enter farming.
rather than pointing out how great you
are. (If you put her at ease, she'll think Elmo Douglas
you're the greatest.)
Remember the little things that count ELMO DOUGLAS, a graduate of the Santa
-opening doors, seating your date at the Fe High School, and past State Vice
table, picking up what she drops, remem- President of the Florida Association,
being to introduce her to your friends, FFA, is-the 21 year old son of Mr. and
having good table manners. Mrs. H. E. Douglas.
Introducing Your Date Elmo has 12 acres of corn, 8 steers, 2
breeding cows, 14 fattening pigs and 2
When you get to the banquet, make head of breeding hogs in his farming
sure that your date knows the people program. His leadership activities in the
around, the sponsors, and some of the FFA included serving as President and
other adults, as well as other young peo- Sentinel of his chapter, chairman of
ple. Present a man to a woman. Gail, I many committees in the chapter and state
would like for you to meet my Agricul- (Continued on page 13)
The State FFA Officers and State 'FA Sweetheart receiving certificates as Honorary
Citizens from the Mayor, Lew' Ritter in Jacksonville during their 11 Annual State
FFA Officers' Goodwill Tour. Kneeling from left to right: Tommy Smith 6th Vice
President, Quincy; Larry McCraney. 4th Vice President. Kathleen; John Hooker, 1st
Vice President, North Marion; Grier Wells. 5th Vice President, Santa Fe; Standing.
left to right: Bruce Yancey, 2nd Vice President, Bradenton-Southeast; Glenn Byrd,
State President, Hialeah; David Bell, 3rd Vice President. Poplar Springs; James E.
Gorman. General Manager, Florida Retail Federation in Jacksonville, who arranged
the tour: Debbhhie Dietrich, State Sweetheart, Orlando-Colonial, Mayor, Lew Ritter.
Annual Leadership Training Meet;
Slth Goodwill Tour Held in July
THE STATE FFA Officers held their An-
nual Leadership Training Meeting and
Ilth Goodwill Tour, July 24-August 6.
Arrangements for the Leadership meet-
ing and tour in Pensacola were made by
Richard Potter, Agricultural Represent-
ative of the Gulf Power Company, and 0.
R. Farish. Vocational Agriculture Teach-
er in the Tate High School at Gonzalez.
In Jacksonville. the arrangements were
made by James E. Gorman. General
Manager of the Florida Retail Federa-
tion. Splendid cooperation was given by
business and civic leaders, City and Coun-
ty personnel, along the line of the tour.
Included in the party were State FFA of-
ficers, members of the Advisory Commit-
tee and the State Executive Secretary.
The State FFA officers were able to
see that agriculture and industry are in-
terdependent. They learned that agri
culture supplies industry with raw ma-
terial, and in turn makes supplies and
equipment available to users in the field
of agriculture as well as to the general
public. They were impressed by the re-
search done by industry and the number
of people involved in producing and pre-
paring goods with which sales personnel
accommodate their customers.
On Friday. July 23. the officers met at
Camp O'Leno and attended the final ses-
sion of the Annual Forestry Training
Camp. Glenn Byrd, State FFA Presi-
dent. presented the Honorary State Far-
mer Degree to Dr. Kimbal Wiles. Dean
of the College of Education. University
of Florida, and Mr. Ben Harrell, Forest-
er with the Langdale Company, Valdosta,
Georgia, in recognition of their coopera-
tion and support of the Future Farmers
in Florida. Saturday lunch was sponsor-
ed by the Gold Kist Peanut Growers and
Mayor. Lew Ritter. Jacksonville, sign-
ing certificates making the State
FFA Officers and the State FFA Sweet-
heart, Honorary Citizens of Jacksonville,
during then visit to the City Hall. Left
to right, standing: Grier Wells, 5th Vice
President, Santa Fe Chapter; John Hook-
er. 1st Vice President. North Marion:
Glenn Byrd. State President, Hialeah;
David Bell. Poplar Springs, 3rd Vice
President; Larry McCraney, 4th Vice
President, Kathleen: Debbie Dietrich.
Sweetheart, Orlando-Colonial: Bruce
Yancey. 2nd Vice President, Bradenton-
Southeast and Tommy Smith, 6th Vice
President, Quincy. They were on a spe-
cial view of the City of Jacksonville from
the fire boat during their Ilth FFA An-
nual Gooduill Tour.
Farmers Mutual Exchange in Graceville.
Mr. W. H. Gill, Manager of the Seari
Roebuck Store in Pensacola provided
rooms for the group at the Town House
Motor Hotel. Splendid arrangements
had been made for a meeting room at the
motel and the Gulf Power Conference
room by Richard Potter. Also. with tlh
cooperation of co-workers, he arranged
for a splendid outing on the beach and
some time for water skiing. During the
several sessions, the officers were able to
plan their annual program of work, along
with taking care of other important mat-
ters, such as: setting up the Annual
State Budget, reviewing committee r-
ports, rehearsing and making out a per-
sonal program of work.
The State officers presented a special
program at the Gopher Club on Wednes-
day morning, and the Honorary State
Farmer Degree was presented to Mr.
Bruce Carr, owner, Pensacola Tractor
and Equipment Company, and Mr. W.
H. Gill Manager of the Sears Roebuck
Store in Pensacola.
A special leadership meeting was con-
ducted by the state officers for the chap,
ter officers in Okaloosa. Santa Rosa and
W. H. Gill provided the officers with a
tour of the Sears Roebuck Store and ex-
plained a special training program.
The week in Pensacola was climaxed
by a banquet for the officers at which
most of the sponsors for the meals ard
the banquet were present. Tom Leonard,
Editor of the Milton Gazette, was the
main speaker, and he was presented
with the Honorary State Farmer Degree.
Cooperating as sponsors this year were:
Barrington Feed and Seed Company,
Chemstrand, Pensacola Buggy Works.
Escambia Farm Bureau, Sears Roebuck
Company. Gulf Power Company. St.
Regis Paper Company, Cotton States In-
surance, Santa Rosa Island Authority.
Florida National Bank in Brent and the
Pensacola Interstate Fair.
The officers stopped in Marianna
where the Jackson County Farm Bureau
had arranged for them to give a special
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1965
program at the weekly meeting of the
Marianna Kiwanis Club. Each gave the
highlights of his Supervised Practice
Program, and State President Glenn
Byrd presented the Honorary State Far-
mer Degree to John D. Milton, County
Superintendent in Jackson County.
In Tallahassee, Mr. Frank Dennis,
Manager of the Sears Roebuck Store, and
Clyde Greenway, Director, Public Rela-
tions Department with Sears Roebuck in
Atlanta. Georgia were the hosts for a
special dinner for the state officers and
friends of the Future Farmers at the Cap-
ital City Country Club, at which time the
Honorary State Farmer Degree was
awarded to Mr. Frank Dennis, Mr. Allen
Morris, and Mr. John Elam, General
Manager, Monticello Production Credit
Association. Saturday morning, Mr.
Frank Pope, Owner, Pope Tractor Com-
pany, Tallahassee, was host for break-
fast. after which Bobby Ray Durden, past
state and American Farmer, conducted
a tour of County Agriculture facilities.
In Foley, the officers were guests for
a tour of the Buckeye Cellulose Plant,
and then were their guests at a buffet.
In Branford, they toured the Ward
Fertilizer Company as guests of Francis
Ward, Plant Manager and former State
Vice President of the FFA. Then they
toured the new Vocational Agriculture
In Lake City, they were the guests of
the Columbia County Cattlemen's Asso-
ciation, Columbia County Fair Associa-
tion, Howard Johnson Motel Lodge, and
J. Herndon. father of David. a former
Vice President of the FFA. David co-
operated with Mr. Neil Dukes. County
Agriculture Agent in making arrange-
ments in Lake City for the officers' over-
night stay. At this time, Mr. Ralph
Clemments. Naval Stores Technician, U.
S. Forest Service in Olustee was given
the Honorary State Farmer Degree.
In Jacksonville, the Winn-Dixie Stores.
Florida Tractor Equipment Company
and the Florida Retail Federation made
arrangements for the tour group to be
housed in the Roosevelt Hotel. Mayor
Florida Future Farmer
Lew Ritter arranged for them to take the
annual Fire Boat trip on the St. Johns
River. The Florida Publishing Company
was host at the SPA Club for dinner after
which they were conducted on a tour of
the newspaper plant and received the
first copies of the Monday morning Flor-
ida Times Union.
The Barnett National Bank was their
host for Monday morning breakfast and
a tour of the bank.
After they toured the City Hall of
Jacksonville, Mayor Ritter presented a
Certificate of Honorary Citizenship to
the City of Jacksonville to the State
FFA Officers and the State FFA Sweet-
heart, Debbie Dietrick of the Orlando-
Colonial Chapter. For lunch, they were
the guests of the Jacksonville Rotary Club
at which they were presented a special
program, and Grier Wells, Fifth Vice
President of the FFA from the Santa Fe
Chapter reported the 1964-65 Highlights
of the FFA. Debbie Dietrick sang accom-
panied by Teresa Nichols at the piano.
Monday afternoon they were given a
splendid tour of WFGA-TV, Channel 12,
and the Sears Roebuck Store (largest in
the South). That evening they were din-
ner guests of Sears Roebuck Company.
On Tuesday morning, the Standard
Oil Company was host for breakfast and
a tour of their dock facilities. The Wil-
son-Toomer Fertilizer Company was host
for a tour of their facilities and lunch.
In the afternoon, a visit was made to
the Winn-Dixie Stores Warehouse and
to the Florida Tractor Equipment Com-
pany where a special film was shown.
To climax the Annual Goodwill Tour, the
Mid-States Steel and Wire Company was
host for dinner at the River Club.
To complete a very successful tour, the
Agriculture Committee of the Jackson-
ville Area, Chamber of Commerce, was
host for breakfast on Wednesday.
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National FFA Band Members
ROBERT LOUIS HUDSON is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert F. Hudson of O'Brien.
He is a member of the Branford FFA
chapter and the Branford Buccaneer
Robert has served the band as Assistant
Sergeant at Arms. He has participated
in the livestock division of the Suwannee
County Fair, showing two barrows that
placed fourth and sixth in the competi-
tion. He was a member of the chapter
livestock judging team at the Florida
State Fair in Tampa in 1963; a member
of the land judging and parliamentary
His summers are spent in general farm
work, with much time devoted to assist-
ing in the production and harvesting of
flue-cured tobacco on the adjoining farms
owned and operated by his grandfather,
R. R. Hudson. his uncle, J. Curtis Hud-
son and his father, R. F. Hudson. He is
also involved in corn production and the
care and breeding of livestock. Earnings
from his livestock sales and farm labor
are being set aside for college expenses.
Robert played in the National FFA
Band in Kansas City last year and feels
that he owes much appreciation to his
chapter adviser, H. Wilson Suggs and
band master, Oscar H. Munch, Jr., for
their training and encouragement which
has assisted him in attaining this high
DAVI RYAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Ryan of Baldwin, received the nomina-
tion for the National F. F. A. Band this
He is a junior at Baldwin High School
and has been a member of the Baldwin
High band for five years. David has
been first chair Sousaphone player three
years of his band membership.
David is Sentinel of the Baldwin FFA
chapter and received a Farm Electrifica-
tion award this year. His productive
enterprise projects have been forestry
and beef cattle. He is manager of the
FFA herd which consists of over 20 reg-
istered black angus cows and bulls.
David has been an officer for the last
three years, has attended the National
Convention, served on the Parliamentary
Procedure, Land Judging and Forestry
Judging teams, and attended Forestry
Training Camp. He has earned money
for his chapter doing custom tractor work
after school for the people around Bald-
BRUCE ZANDER, 16 year member of the
Brandon F. F. A. Chapter and son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wood. 703 Oak
Ridge Drive, is a senior at the Brandon
High School and is enrolled in his fourth
year of agriculture. He enrolled in the
Horace-Mann Junior High chapter in
1962 and became a green hand farmer.
He was very active in the junior chapter
and had for his Supervised Practice Pro-
gram, rabbits and home beautification.
He also played in the Horace-Mann
Junior High Band.
Bruce was awarded the chapter farmer
degree in October of 1963 as a member of
the Brandon High School FFA chapter.
He has been very active in the senior
chapter, having been on the land judging
team, poultry judging team, serving on
the parent and son banquet committee
for two years and showing rabbits at the
Hillsborough County Youth Fair.
He was chairman of the District win-
ning chapter scrapbook in 1965 and was
elected as reporter for 1965-66.
Bruce has played first chair baritone
in the Brandon high school band, which
has rated superior for six straight years
at the State Band Contest.
Florida Future Farmer for Fall, 1965
ROBERT L. HUDSON
J. J. NOLAN FOREST
Appliance Repair Plant'
Your G. E. Dealer
FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS
AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
Of Plant City, and Brandon
BRANDON STATE BANK
August 18, 1966
The Officers and Advisers Augut 18, 1965
Future Farmers of America
I have prepared the attached statements from the general books of accounts of the
Florida Association. Future Farmers of America and present this report in the form of four
exhibits as follows:
EXHIBIT A Balance Sheet
EXHIBIT B Statement of Cash Receipts and Disbursements
EXHIBIT C Statement of Fund Balances
EXHIBIT D Statement of Unappropriated Surplus
All recorded Receipts and Disbursements were traced through the depository, with
the exception of tansit items.
The bank balance was satisfactorily* reconciled to statements furnished by the
C. D. CRUSOE, Accountant
(Continued from page 13)
College in Tifton, Georgia, and is present-
ly attending Polk Junior College in Bar-
tow. He is planning to transfer to the
University of Florida to study Animal
JAMES E. GILEs, a graduate of the Au-
burndale High School and past state vice-
president of the Florida Association,
EFA, is the 20 year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. V. E. Giles.
During his high school years, James
was an outstanding student and very ac-
tIve in school and FFA chapter affairs.
He served as president of the Polk Coun-
ty FFA Federation, president, vice-presi-
dent and secretary of the chapter, dele-
gate to the state and national FFA Con-
wentions. He served as chairman of com-
mnittees on chapter, federation and state
levels, participated in banquets, and serv-
er as assistant barn superintendent dur-
ing the Florida State Fair.
. As a state representative, he attended
the Southern Safety Conference and ser-
ved as a panel member. Also, he repre-
sented the state FFA Association in at-
tending and participating in the state
FHA convention. He developed and or-
ganized the first Citrus Identification
Contest and won many honors in the FFA
including a total of $1,137.50 in scholar-
His Supervised Practice Program in-
cludes a citrus nursery with 14,000 trees
and 25% ownership in a 180 acre citrus
grove caretaking business.
James is a member of the Abraham
Baldwin Agriculture College Debate Club,
'arm Bureau, and the St. Paul's Episco-
pal church. He has been attending the
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
in Tifton, Georgia and will be transfer-
red to a 4-year institution where he will
major in Agriculture Science and Agri-
JAMES B. WELLS, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James H. Wells, Jay, is a graduate of the
Jay High School. His Supervised Prac-
tice Program this year included: 100%
ownership in 35 acres of cotton, 19 acres
of peanuts; 25 acres of soybeans, 15 acres
of corn, 5 acres Bermuda grass pasture,
10 head of beef-cattle and 5 head of beef
cattle for breeding.
To improve the efficiency and appear-
ance of the farm, he built fences, kept
records, grew feed crops and a home gar-
den. He constructed farm buildings,
planted new cash crops and soil improve-
ment crops and beautified the farmstead.
His leadership activities included par-
liamentary procedure, public speaking,
FFA banquet, serving as reporter and
treasurer of his chapter and as vice pres-
ident of the State FFA association for the
year, 1964-65. He also served on several
chapter committees and judging teams.
In June of this year during the State FFA
Florida Future Farmer 15
Convention, he was awarded the State
Crop Farming award by the Future
Farmers of America Foundation.
James is a member and officer of the
church and was elected Teen-Ager of the
Fred Dietrich, IHI
H. FRED DIETRICH, III, 21 year old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dietrich, Jr., grad-
uated from Colonial High School, Orlan-
While in school, he was very active in
the FFA Chapter, serving as chapter
president and vice president. He served
on the parliamentary procedure team,
was the chapter public speaker for three
years and served as delegate to the State
Convention. He was the senior class
treasurer, member of the student council,
vice president of National Forensic
League and 1963-64 4-H state treasurer.
His Supervised Practice program in-
cludes 20% interest in a 100 head Santa
Gertrudis herd; seven cows, five horses
of his own; and one bull. He is also ac-
tive in improving 300 acres of new pas-
Fred is working part time on the farm
while attending Orlando Junior College.
While in college, he served as Freshman
class vice president; parliamentary pro-
cedure team; Student Council treas-
urer; and president of Phi Rho Pi, Na-
tional Forensic Society. He plans to
transfer to the University of Florida and
work toward a degree in Agricultural
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