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Title: The Florida future farmer
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WINTER, 1966

jd K National Convention

February 5-FFA
Day at State Fair

-The ox Story



FFA Membership by Chapters and Districts

Allentown 39
Baker 64
Bethlehem 68
Bonifay, Sr. 68
Bonifay, Jr. 39
Campbellton-St. Paul
Chipley 72
Chipley, Roulhac
Chumuckla 42
Cottondale 64
DeFuniak Springs 69
DeFuniak Springs
Gonzalez-Tate 61
Gonzalez, Jr. 59
Graceville 55
Greenwood 28
Jay 68
Laurel Hill 58
Malone 55
Marianna 83
Milton, Sr. 51
Milton, Jr. 75
Munson 50
Paxton 49
Ponce de Leon 67
Poplar Springs 60
Union Grove
Vernon 42
Walnut Hill, 77

Altha 26
Blountstown 60
Blountstown, Jr. 29
Branford 48
Bristol 41
Crawfordville 61
Grand Ridge 55
Greensboro 59
Greenville 27
Havana 58
Havana-North Side
Hamilton County 54
Jasper-J. R. E. Lee
Lee 37
Live Oak-Douglas
Live Oak-
Suwannee 52
Live Oak-
J. F. Williams, Jr. 57
Madison 65
Mayo-Lafayette 70
Monticello 62
Howard Academy
Pinetta 22
Quincy Sr. 98
Quincy Jr.
Sneads 21
Sopchoppy 45
Tallahassee-Leon 49
Rickards 17
Wewahitchka 53

Santa Fe Sr. 65
Santa Fe Jr. 87
Baldwin 59
Bell 35
Bronson 39
Bunnell 31
Chiefland 59
Fort White 40
Gainesville 43
Bishop 32

(2) (3)
33 19

82 64
56 54

54 54
56 59
60 31

80 81
90 45
33 33
78 52
56 57
62 65
48 50
64 65
72 74
50 57

68 36
117 82
28 28
126 45
89 89
88 89
82 82

46 43

88 46
41 36
55 52

98 13
64 43

(2) (3)
78 40

70 60

85 87
79 53
46 47
53 41
45 40

28 20
47 37

84 20

(4) (5) DIST. III (Cont'd)
4.00 Bucholz
74 $7.40 Gainesville-
68 8.20 Westwood
64 6.40 Gainesville-
42 4.20 Collegiate
W. E. Harris
38 1.50 Hawthorne
7.90 Jacksonville-
Douglas An Lrson
54 Paxon
42 Lake Butler
59 Lake City
21 2.10 Lake City-
90 8.80 Richardson
37 4.30 Macclenny-
Baker County
7 Palatka Sr.
Palatka Jr.
3.70 Starke
46 Starke-Bradford
49 Williston
35 Vocational
76 7.60
(4) (5)
Apopka Sr.
19 Apopka Jr.
50 $5.00 Crystal River
6.40 DeLand-
12 5.40 Inverness-Citrus
59 5.90 Kissimmee
Kissimmee, Jr.
81 6.50 Leesburg
7 1.50 Leesburg-
2 3.40 Carver Heights
52 1.00 Maitland Hungerford
57 5.70 New Smyrna Bch Sr
65 6.50 New Smyrna Bch Jr
50 New Smvrna Beach-
71 7.10 Ocala
52 1.00 Ocala-Ft. King
28 3.00 Ocala-Howard
4.50 Ocala-Osceola
8.90 Ocoee
89 8.90 Orlando-Boone
36 Orlando-Carver Jr.
4.60 Orlando-Jones
4 Orlando-Oak Ridge
St. Cloud
Sanford Jr.
(4) (6) South Sumter Sr.
(4) (5) South Sumter Jr.
Sparr-North Marior
Sparr-N. Marion Jr
64 6.40 Summerfield-
Lake Weir
78 8.50 Tavares
49 Titusville-
47 4.70 A. J. Gibson
41 Umatilla
40 4.00 Webster
Wildwood Sr.
20 Wildwood Jr.
37 3.70 Wildwood-
Jr. R. E. Lee
20 2.00 Winter Garden-
Winter Garden-Dre

(1) (2) (3)
55 82 45
24 101 26
19 6
54 50 47

46 52 45

50 58 60
57 39 46
36 110 25

81 72 67
56 56 52
40 56 56
58 64 62
55 52 41
59 63 54
54 53 54
50 60 50

(1) (2) (3)
58 53 53
64 62 62
59 59

37 75 37
50 52 52
88 75

110 112 112
59 53 55
47 47
83 20
56 67 52

88 86
1 61 43

(4) (5)


Bartow Sr.
5 2.60 Bartow Jr.
Union Academy
23 4.70 Brandon
Horpce Mann Jr.
45 4.50 Brooksville-Moton
Dade City
Dade City-Mickens
Ft. Meade
60 6.00 Frostproof
46 4.60 Haines City
25 2.50 Kathleen Sr.
Kathleen Jr.
62 6.70 Lake Wales
5.20 Largo
New Port Richey
17 .50 Plant City Sr.
54 5.40 Plant City Jr.
5.00 Plant City-
Riverview-East Bay
St. Petersburg
(4) (5) Tampa-Buchanan
53 6.90 Tampa-Franklin
62 6.20 Tampa-Middleton
5.90 Turkey Creek
Turkey Creek Jr.
37 3 70 Winter Haven
52 5.20 Winter Haven-
7 7 Winter Haven-
7 7.50 wJewett
Winter Haven-
112 12.00 Lake Alfred
55 5.50 Winter Haven-
4.70 Westwood-Imperial
52 5.20 Zephyrhills Jr.


(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
75 120 120 120 12.00
64 60 60 60 6.00
47 57 57 5.70

115 114 99 99 10.00
45 29 32 30 3.20
84 92 1 9.20
136 122 126 12.50
80 113 102 102
53 35 40 40 4.00
77 113 106 7 10.30
82 89 93 93
73 82 77 85 7.70
58 62 57 15 5.40
63 62 73 73 7.30
45 52 46
42 57 49 49 4.90
76 67 68 13 6.80
53 78 58 1 5.40
64 65
46 76 77 7.60
29 34 34 34
51 66 54 54 5.40
59 77 77 7.70
59 92 30 30 2.40
59 56 49 48 5.00
119 119 1


Arcadia 76
41 31 31 31 3.10 Avon Park 62
55 Belle Glade 101
62 36 Belle Glade-
1 10 Lake Shore 93
66 61 61 61 6.10 Bradenton 26
68 68 Bradenton-
68 68Bayshore Jr. 42
116 55 Bradenton-Walker 8
18 34 19 Bradenton-
85 59 Southeast Manatee 72
13 49 27 27 2.70 S.E. Manatee Jr. 88
74 75 74 7 7.10 East Bradenton
101 Clewiston 47
60 60 Delray Beach-Spady
51 54 39 4 3.80 Ft. Myers 55
20 30 26 6 2.60 Ft. Pierce 55
64 72 72 72 7.20 Gifford
125 125 Goulds
64 56 Hialeah 80
45 42 27 Homestead-
37 51 34 3.40 South Dade 40
72 55 31 31 3.10 LaBelle 41
66 67 Lake Placid 43
67 61 Miami-Edison 52
71 75 72 72 7.20 Miami-Central
76 53 66 7 6.60 Moore Haven 34
38 43 43 4.30 North Miami 48
53 Okeechobee 73
22 Pahokee 64
62 72 71 71 7.10 Palmetto-
57 Lincoln Memorial
Palmetto 48
Pompano 54
65 75 22 8 Sarasota 35
54 54 Sarasota Jr. 30
24 60 20 20 2.00 Sebring 58
24 60 29 .29 2.90 Sebring-
Highland Ridge
58 63 Vero Beach 24
Wauchula-Hardee 51
52 53 60 56 5.60 Wauchula-
v 69 51 Peace River 54

(2) (3) (4) (5)

65 67 7 6.70

Column (1) Number of FFA members 1964-65; Column (2) 1965-66 enrolled in Vocational Agriculture; Column (3) 1965-66 FFA membership; Column (4)
National Future Farmer Magazine Subscriptions; Column (5) Donations to the J. F. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.

2 Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1966


FEW SCHOOL organizations have had a
greater impact upon the communities
they serve than the Florida Association
of Future Farmers of America. Now in
its 37th year in Florida, the FFA has
undoubtedly made the single most im-
portant contribution to the improvement
of agriculture and rural life in Florida.
In many communities, it was the Fu-
ture Farmers who first put into practice
the latest in farming techniques, who first
introduced to the state many new types
of farming operations, and who first made
extensive and wise use of the consultant
services of the universities, state and
federal assistance programs, and private
Through your efforts, in great part,
farm living has changed from a life of
hardship and drudgery based on hodge-
podge techniques, to one of comparative
comfort based on scientific and planned
agricultural practices.
But Florida's Future Farmers are more
than farming pioneers-you are success-
ful and contributing members of the com-
munities in which you live.
The experiences members of FFA have
received in local chapter meetings and in
working together on chapter projects
have prepared them for leadership roles
in the adult world. Many of our state's
leaders, including two members of Flor-
ida's State Cabinet, served in leadership
positions with the FFA. Others have
made successful marks for themselves in
the world of agriculture, business, and

public service.
The FFA and the vocational agricul-
ture programs in our state schools have

Floyd T. Christian, State Superintendent
of Public Instruction, State Department
of Education, Tallahassee.

been pioneers-and successful-in the
field of vocational training, which is re-
ceiving so much emphasis these days.
I think the vocational agriculture pro-
gram is dramatic evidence of the success

The Cover
A. R. Cox, former Executive Secretary, Florida Association, FFA, receiving a
broken concrete block for his fine rock collection from Victor Butler, former State
and National FFA President, at the 1961 FFA convention.
The Cox story is on page 5.

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 clams 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, Floyd Christian,
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 ......... Richard F. Kelly
State Adviser.............H. E. Wood, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1966

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

By Way of Editorial Comment:

Agriculture and Leadership

By Floyd T. Christian
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
State Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida

of the schools in providing our youth
with both the academic and vocational
skills they need for effective citizenship.
As State Superintendent of Public In-
struction, I pledge to you a strong and
continuing interest in your program and
my fullest support and cooperation.

National FFA Week
Coming Up February 19-26
"AGRICULTURE More Than Farming,"
will be the general theme for National
F. F. A. Week, February 19-26, 1966, to
be observed by the 240 chapters and over
14,000 members in Florida.
SGlenn Byrd, State FFA President, will
be presented a Proclamation for Future
Farmer Week by Governor Hayden
Again this year, The Outdoor Adver-
tising Associations of Florida, and their
members are cooperating by donating
seventy-two 12x24 Billboards in promot-
ing Future Farmer Week.
FFA members should plan what will be
done in their community to observe Fu-
ture Farmer Week. Kits of material
will be available from the Future Farmer
Supply Service, Alexandria, Virginia, af-
ter the chapters receive the samples.

Outdoor Advertisers to
Donate Billboards
AMONG THE outdoor advertisers who plan
to donate billboards for the promotion of
1966 Future Florida Week are the Flor-
ida companies listed below.
Donnelly Advertising Corporation, 1790
N.W. 54th Street, Miami, Florida
The Citrus Outdoor Advertising Com-
pany, 1241 E. Magnolia Street, Lake-
land, Florida.
The Citrus Outdoor Advertising Com-
pany, 706 South 14th Street, Leesburg,
The Citrus Outdoor Advertising Com-
pany, 2571 Third Street, Fort Myers,
Zimmer Advertising, Inc., 609 Hunter
Street, West Palm Beach, Florida.
Martin Outdoor Advertising Company,
Corner Howard and Nassau Streets,
Tampa, Florida 33607.
Zimmer Poster Service, 3709 East Colon-
ial, Orlando, Florida.
Zimmer Poster Service, 2801 South
Ridgewood Avenue, South Daytona,
Mr. Wilson Carraway, Manager, Carra-
way Advertising Company, 1320 South
Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida.
Wilcox Outdoor Advertising Company,
701 West Hill Avenue, Valdosta, Geor-
Sunad, Inc. Joseph E. Adumy, 290-
16th Street, North, St. Petersburg,
Marvin James, Jr., Manager, Lamar Ad-
vertising Company, P.O. Box 12048,
327 West Loretta Street, Pensacola,

Floridians Receive Awards, Degrees

At 38th National Convention

THE FLORIDA delegation to the 38th An-
nual National Convention in Kansas City,
Missouri, October 13-15, 1965 numbered
182 persons. About 67 local chapters
were represented. Twenty-four chapter
advisers, along with many school officials,
parents and friends were present.
The eyes of nearly 10,000 members and
guests were upon the National Officers of
the FFA and NFA as they participated
in the presentation of the NFA symbols
and the merging of the two organizations.
Official delegates representing Florida
were Glenn Byrd, state president of the
Hialeah chapter; and Marion C. Riviers,
past state president of the Santa Fe chap-
ter at Alachua. Alternate delegates were:
Bruce Yancey, Southeast chapter at
Bradenton; David Bell, Poplar Springs;
Larry McCraney, Kathleen Senior; and
Tommy Smith, Quincy Senior.
Santa Fe Senior at Alachua, Bartow
Senior, and Fort Pierce chapters received
the gold emblem awards in the National
Chapter Contest. They were among only
59 chapters in the nation to receive such
an honor. Robert Hudson of the Bran-
ford chapter and Bruce Zander of the
Brandon chapter were members of the
120 piece National Band under the di-
rection of R. Cedric Anderson of Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. Among the forty-eight
voice National Chorus, were Isom Riv-
ers, Jr.; Melving Lyals; Johnny Harrison
and Tyrone Dixon of the J. R. E. Lee
chapter at Wildwood.
Tommy Smith, Quincy Senior chapter,
1965 Star State Farmer, carried the Flor-
ida state flag in the "Massing of the State
Flags Ceremony" during the presenta-
tion of the Star Farmer Awards.
When Tommy was named Star State
Farmer Florida Nitrogen Company at
Tampa awarded him $75 to attend the
National Convention.
Assisting with the Courtesy Corps from
Florida were George Busby, adviser of
the Paxon chapter at Jacksonville; A. A.
Harrison, adviser of the Jay chapter;
Tommy Smith, Larry McCraney, Bruce
Yancey and David Bell, state vice presi-
Recipients of the Southern Nitrogen
Company and Florida Nitrogen Company
Leadership Awards in attendance at the
convention were Burnell Williams, Mari-
anna; David Bell, Poplar Springs; Bruce
Yancey, Bradenton; Larry McCraney,
Kathleen; Glenn Byrd, Hialeah; and A.
P. Hughes, Quincy, adviser of the 1965
Star State Farmer.
Greenhand and Department of Agri-
culture Leadership Award Winners spon-
sored by the State Department of Agri-
culture in attendance at the convention
were State Star Greenhand, Paul Strick-
ler of the Santa Fe chapter at Alachua;
his adviser, F. Donald McCormick; Rich-
ard Swails, Mariana; Phil Garland, Ha-
vana; Arthur Douglas, of the Bradford
chapter at Starke. Also Richard Kinney,

Zephyrhills; Billy Franklin, Jr., Sara-
sota; Ronald Hobbs, Paxton; and Wayne
O'Brien, Auburndale.
Randy Barthle of Dade City chapter
and his adviser, Floyd Philmori were the
Florida Cattlemen Association award
winners in attendance at the convention.
John Bracewell and his adviser, James
Dunaway, of the Jasper chapter, state
winner in the Naval Store Forestry Con-
test attended the convention. A. A. Har-
rison, chapter adviser, James B. Wells
and Jerry Jones of the Jay chapter at-

G. W. Conoly, former national N. F. A.
adviser, Tallahassee, received the Honor-
ary American Farmer Degree at the 38th
Annual National Convention.

tended the convention as winners of the
St. Regis Forestry Contest.
Larry Farris of the Graceville chapter,
state winner of the Seaboard Air Line
Forestry Contest made a tour of Rich-
mond, Washington, D.C. and New York
before attending the National conven-
Farm Electrification winners attend-
ing the National Convention were John
Ward, Jr., Havana; Ronald Hobbs, Pax-
ton; Don Royster, Williston; Wiley Hin-
ton, Turkey Creek; Billy Franklin, Jr.,
Sarasota; and O. E. Yearty, Havana.
Receiving the American Farmer De-
gree at the National Convention were:
John Allan, Jr., Pinecrest; Jerry Blair,
Jennings; Wayne Carlton, Jr., Ft. Pierce;
Fred Dietrich, Orlando; Elmo Douglas,
Santa Fe; James Giles, Auburndale; Hoyt
Northcut, Hialeah; Bill Wells, Lakeland;
James Wells, Jay; and Jacob Redmon,
Quincy. The parents of the American
Farmers attending were: Mr. Horace L.
Douglas, and Mr. Thomas A. Northcut.
Wives of the American Farmers in at-
tendance were: Mrs. Wayne Carlton and
Mrs. James Wells.
Charles Davis, Santa Fe Chapter at
Alachua, was the national winner of the
Soil and Water Management Award. The
Santa Fe chapter was the national win-
ner in Farm Safety Award for its out-
standing achievement in the practice and
promotion of farm safety.
G. W. Conoly, former national N.F.A.
adviser, Tallahassee, and R. B. O'Berry.
vocational agriculture teacher at Bartow
were honored guests at the convention
and received the Honorary American
Farmer Degree.
National FFA officers (there are six)
travel extensively. During his year's
term of office each officer will travel 50,-
000 miles or more, and spend about two-
thirds of his time working in the interest
of the FFA.

These Florida delegates, advisors, parents and friends were among the nearly 10,000
persons at the Convention.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1966

A. R. Cox, Executive Secretary

Retires After 15 Year's Service

ALFRED R. Cox, JR., one of the outstand-
ing administrators in the Florida Associa-
tion of Future Farmers of America, has
retired. Cox served 15 years as executive
secretary of the organization. Before
that, he was a vocational agriculture
"His efforts and contributions to the
State of Florida will live on for many
years through outstanding leaders, farm-
ers, and allied agri-businessmen who were
so fortunate as to receive the FFA train-
ing," commented H. E. Wood, state su-
pervisor of Vocational Agriculture.
Cox was a student in vocational agri-
culture at Trenton High school from 1925
to 1927, while Wood was a vocational ag-
riculture teacher there. This was before
the FFA became a national organization.
After graduating from high school, Cox
attended the University of Florida, where
he received a Bachelor of Science degree
in agriculture.
In 1938 he became a vocational agri-
culture teacher at Summerfield-Weirs-
dale. He remained there until 1942, and
then transferred to Reddick High School.
His stay at Reddick was short, however,
because of World War II. He entered
the military service in 1942 and remained
on active duty until January 1946. He
was then released froni the service with
the rank of Captain and returned to his
work at Reddick.
During the next two years Cox con-
tinued to do an outstanding job with FFA
boys in Reddick and Marion County. In
1948, he received his Master of Agricul-
ture degree from the University of Flor-
ida. The following year he was selected
to become the executive secretary for the
Florida Association of FFA, State De-
partment of Education in Tallahassee.
Since that time, he has assisted thou-
sands of Future Farmers and has devel-
oped many of them into outstanding lead-
ers in Florida.
Five of them were to become national
officers of the Future Farmers of Amer-
ica. Among them were Doyle Conner,
Starke, national president (1948-49), and
now Commissioner of Agriculture for the
State of Florida; Hal A. Davis, Quincy,
national vice president (1949-50); Wil-
liam D. Gunter, Live Oak, national presi-
dent (1954-55); James Quincey, Trenton,
national vice president (1956-57); and
Victor Butler, Havana, national president
"I will always remember the assistance
and advice A. R. Cox gave me while a
member of FFA," Conner said upon hear-
ing of Cox's retirement. "The outstand-
ing leadership training I received has
helped me throughout my entire career."
Gunter also praised Cox. "Speaking
personally, I will always be grateful to
A. R. Cox for the help-beyond the call
of duty-he gave me as a state and na-
tional FFA officer. During those years,

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1966

the extra hours of leadership training un-
der his guidance seemed needless at
times; yet, in looking back, I know now
that they made an important difference,"
Gunter stated.
"When I was a state officer, Mr. Cox
acted as an adviser, inspire, and part-
time father. When serving as national
FFA president, his experience and advice
were my rescue and comfort on numerous
occasions," stated Butler.
In addition to assisting five Florida
FFA members to become national offi-
cers Cox also helped a number of chap-
ters win national prominence. Among
the national Foundation winners were 31
chapters that have received Gold Emblem
awards. Twelve others have won the
Silver Emblem and three the Bronze
Other awards he helped chapters win
include: Farm Safety, one national win-
ner and three southern regional winners;
Farm Mechanics, two southern regional
winners; Dairy Farming, one national
winner and one southern regional winner;
Farm Electrification, one southern re-
gional winner; Soil and Water Manage-
ment, one national winner and two south-
ern regional winners; one Star Farmer of
America and one southern regional Star
Farmer; Public Speakers, one southern
regional winner and four tri-state win-
The national organization recognized
Cox's outstanding work through the Hon-
orary American Farmer Degree in 1959.
Other honors include Honorary State
Farmer Degree, 1952; Florida Wildlife
Federation's Sportsman's Club Regional
Award for Public Relations; and Honor-
ary Citizen of Daytona Beach Area,
which was conferred at 1965 State Con-
Perhaps the best tribute to A. R. Cox
was expressed by former National Presi-
dent, William Gunter: "He was never too
busy to assist one of his boys."
The Cox's live at 165 Lakeland Place,
Westgate Park in Athens, Georgia. Mr.
Cox is Supervisor of Manpower Training
in the Athens Vocational Technical
School. Mrs. Cox is teaching at the Uni-
versity of Georgia and putting the finish-
ing touches on her disertation, with plans
to receive her Doctor's Degree at F.S.U.
in August. Son Ran is in the Navy, Chris
is a student at the University of Georgia,
while Leslie and John are in the Athens
high School.

Adviser, inspire,

part-time father...

Cox "always had time for

his boys."

Freddie Hitchcock and Bobby Shaw (from left) display awards they won in the
Production Division, NJHA Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Teams From Hastings and Santa Fe

Win Awards at NJHA Convention

FLORIDA teams from the Santa Fe. Senior
chapter and the Hastings chapter walked
off with top honors at the National Jun-
ior Horticulture Association Convention
in Cincinnati, Ohio. "The showing was
one of the finest ever made by our Flor-
ida FFA delegation to the N.J.H.A. Con-
vention," commented Jim Stephens, as-
sistant vegetable crops specialist for the
Florida Agriculture Extension Service.
The State winning Demonstration
Team from the Santa Fe Senior chapter
represented Florida in the National Dem-
onstration Contest. The team of Freddie
Hitchcock and Bobby Shaw gave a dem-
onstration on "Sweetcorn Production in
Florida." The boys in competition with
both 4-H members and other N.J.H.A.
members were declared the National
winners in the Production Division and
third in the over-all Demonstration Con-
test. For their efforts, Freddie and Bobby
were awarded a gold wrist watch, blue
N.J.H.A. Blazer, gold pins and blue
Three crates of Florida Sweetcorn were
shipped to Cincinnati for use in the dem-
onstration by Freddie's father, W. F.
Hitchcock, who is a produce broker in
The Hastings Judging, Grading and
Identification team composed of Billy
Beach, Doyle Griffin, Bobby Joe Kent,
and alternate Joel Padgett, placed second
in National Competition during the
N.J.H.A. Convention, in the FFA Di-
vision. They were accompanied by their
adviser, John Dennis.
Last year the Hastings chapter team
placed first in the FFA Division of the


Judging, Grading and Identification Con-
test. They only missed a repeat per-
formance by 48 points.
Craig Lewis, Vice President of the
Santa Fe Senior chapter was the State
winner in the Project Production Divi-
sion and was entered in National Com-
petition with other N.J.H.A. winners.
Craig's application was judged as the
Southern Region winner and he received

Craig Lewis, Santa Fe Senior chapter,
shows off ribbon awarded to him as the
Fresh Market Production winner at the
NJHA Convention.

a gold wrist watch, blue N.J.H.A. Blazer,
gold pin, and blue rosette.
The expenses of the Florida FFA dele-
gation in attending the N.J.H.A. Con-
vention, were awarded the participants by
the Florida Power and Light Company.

President Represents FFA at
London Student Conference
HOWARD WnILAMs of Olin, North Caro-
lina, National President of the Future
Farmers of America, left recently for
England. The 20-year-old leader of FFA
will represent the organization at the
London Student Conference.
The Council on Education in World
Citizenship sponsors this annual event.
It is affiliated with the United Nations
Association of Great Britain. The con-
ference is a part of the International
Cooperation Year observance. Nearly
2,000 students representing Great Britain
are expected to attend.
American students are participating in
the conference for the first time this
year. Invitations were extended to 107
young people throughout the Country.
The U. S. delegation departed from New
York, December 27, aboard two chartered
jets. They will fly home January 11, 1966.
The first week, Williams will spend at
the conference as a participant. He will
be a guest in the home of a London stu-
dent. During the second week, America's
top Future Farmer will live in another
British home in the nearby countryside.
He will attend school with his host and
have an opportunity to observe English
agriculture and education at first hand.
Williams is in partnership with his fa-
ther in a dairy and cotton farming opera-
tion in Iredell County, North Carolina.
He plans to resume his studies at North
Carolina State University's School of Ag-
riculture upon completion of his term as
National FFA President next fall.

Byron J. Nichols Named
FFA Foundation Chairman
BYRON J. NICHOLS of Detroit, Michigan,
General Manager of the Dodge Car &
Truck Division of Chrysler Corporation,
has been named to serve during 1966 as
chairman for the Future Farmers of
America Foundation, Inc.
Nichols, a Chrysler Corporation vice-
president, was named general manager
of the Dodge Car & Truck Division in
October, 1960. Prior to his appointment,
he was Corporate group vice-president-
automotive sales, a position he had held
since April, 1958. Earlier he had served
as general manager of the Corporation's
automotive marketing organization.
Working with him as vice chairman
will be M. G. O'Neill, Akron, Ohio, Presi-
dent of the General Tire & Rubber Com-
Mr. Nichols, who served as vice chair-
man this year, succeeds L. W. Moore,
Chicago, Illinois, President of American
Oil Company, in the chairmanship.
The FFA Foundation is the organiza-

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1966

S tion that provides funds for award pro-
grama to stimulate higher achievement
among vocational agriculture students
and Future Farmer members through-
out the nation. More than $200,000
was budgeted for this purpose in
1965. Mr. Nichols' principal respon-
sibility as chairman of the Sponsoring
Committee will be to contact potential
fund donors during the coming year. Cur-
rently, about 450 business and industrial
companies, organizations, and individuals
make annual contributions to support the
FFA Foundation program.
The election of Mr. Nichols and Mr.
O'Neil took place during a dinner meet-
ing of the donors held in conjunction with
the 38th annual national convention of
Future Farmers of America in Kansas
City. Both Chrysler Corporation and
General Tire & Rubber Company are
long-time supporters of the FFA program.

New Chapters Chartered
Since NFA, FFA Merger
New chapters have been chartered since
the Florida Association, New Farmers of
America, merged with the Florida Asso-
ciation, FFA, July 1, 1965, with expecta-
tion of about 30 others within the next
The new chapters chartered and mem-
bership include: Howard chapter at
Ocala-59 members; Chisholm chapter at
New Smyrna Beach-36 members; Doug-
las chapter at Live Oak--52 members;
Southwestern chapter at DeLand-75
members; Marianna-Jackson County
Training-76 members; Tivoli chapter at
DeFuniak Springs-79 members; Union
Grove-83 members; Gary chapter at
Madison-65 members and the Spady
chapter of Delray Beach-43 members.
Also, a junior chapter has been char-
tered at the Quincy High School to give
additional leadership to the younger stu-
dents of Vocational agriculture.

Florida Citrus Showcase
To Sponsor New Contest
Tin FLOWmA Citrus Showcase in Winter
Haven, will sponsor a Citrus Identifica-
tion Contest, February 17, in cooperation
with the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America; Polk County schools,
Vocational Education Department; and
Citrus Experiment Station, Lake Alfred.
The contest will deal with the identifi-
cation of citrus rootstocks, leaves, fruit,
varieties, insects, scales, diseases, and nu-
tritional disorders. The new exhibit build-
ing in Winter Haven will be the site of
the contest with registration beginning at
5:00 p.m. on the 17th.
Awards will be made to ten high teams.
The top three teams will receive rosettes
and $75, $50, and $30 respectively. The
fourth place team will receive $15, $10
to fifth place, and sixth through tenth,
will receive $5 each.
During the Governor's Luncheon on
Friday the 18th, the top teams will re-
ceive their awards.

Miada Futmre Fares

This Hastings judging grading and identification team rated next to the top at the
NJHA Convention. The members are (from left) Billy Beach, Doyle Griggin Joel
Padgett, alternate and Bobby Joe Kent. The team was accompanied by their adviser,
John Dennis.

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Above are shown a portion of the thousands of young FFA and FHA members who attended FFA Day at the Florida State Fair in Tampa where they saw several outstanding men receive the Honorary State Farmer Degree.

Florida State Fair at Tampa To

Feature FFA Day February 5

UPON entering the State Fair Grounds,
everyone will go directly to the Grand-
stand for registration and the special
F. F. A. Day Program.
Before the program starts, group lead-
ers will be labeled and stationed at in-
tervals in front of the Grandstand, and
members of the Dairy Judging Teams
(Section A) will be told when to move
out to their respective groups, which will
go directly to the Mayo Livestock Pa-
vilion. After the program, group leaders

for Dairy Judging (Section B) will be
stationed in front of the Grandstand and
members of the Judging Teams will be
told when to move out to their groups.
In the afternoon, Livestock Judging
Teams in Section A and B should report
to the Mayo Livestock Pavilion at the
appointed time.
General information for Judging
Teams: For each chapter, three boys
will compose a judging team. There will
be no substitutions in any of the contests

after judging begins.
Each group will be given a total of
twelve minutes for general inspection
and official placing of each of the four
entries in each class. Explicit instructions
will be given groups in Tampa before the
judging begins.
Included in the special FFA programs
will be entertainment, presentations of
awards, visiting agricultural and com-
mercial exhibits, and brief talks by Floyd
T. Christian, state superintendent of pub-

General Program Chairman, H. E. Wood, State Supervisor, Agriculture Education
Master of Ceremonies, Glenn Byrd, Hialeah-Miami, State President, Florida Association, FFA

8:00 -Admission and Registration
8:00- 9:00-Entertainment: South Sumter Senior
String Band, Leroy Pepper, Sebring,
State Champion harmonica player, and
the Newberry state champion quartet.
8:40- 8:55-Organizing dairy cattle judging teams-
Section A
9:00- 9:05-Invocation and Salute to the Flag
9:05- 9:10-Presentation of egg judging awards-Hom-
er Hunnicutt, chairman, Florida Egg Com-
9:10- 9:15-Presentation of poultry judging awards by
Art Laetsch, Florida sales manager Super-
sweet Feeds, Orlando
9:15- 9:20-Presentation of state poultry and egg judg-
ing award, Honorable Doyle Conner, Com-
missioner of Agriculture, State of Florida
9:20- 9:25-Presentation of grand champion winners in
FFA livestock show, Honorable Doyle Con-
ner, Commissioner of Agriculture, State of
9:25- 9:30-Welcome Address-Carl D. Brorein, presi-
dent, Florida State Fair Ass'n.

9:30- 9:35-Introduction of guests-H. E. Wood, state
;adviser, FFA, and Larry McCraney, Kath-
leen, state vice president
9:35- 9:40-Greetings--Honorable Floyd T. Christian,
state superintendent of public instruction
9:40- 9:50-Presentation of Honorary State Farmer
Degree by the state officers of the Florida
Association, FFA
9:50- 9:55-Presentation of the progressive farmer of
year award-Vernon Miller, editor
9:55-10:00-Presentation of Naval stores awards,
Downing Musgrove, manager, American
Turpentine Farmers Association, Valdosta,
10:00-10:10-Entertainment-Miss Debbie Dietrick, Or-
lando-Edgewater, State FFA Sweetheart
10: 10-10: 20-Organizing dairy judging teams-Section B
10:20-12:00-Judging dairy

12:45- 1:00-Organizing livestock judging teams-Sec-
tion AA
1:00- 6:00-Attending auto races, visiting agricultural
and commercial exhibits
2:00- 2:45--:Organizing livestock judging teams--Sec-
tion B,

lic instruction, and Carl D. Brorein, pres-
ident of the Florida Fair Association.
Entertainment will -be provided by
Debbie Dietrick, State FFA Sweetheart,
and FFA groups.
Beginning with registration at 8:00 on
the morning of February 5, the day will
be crowded with activities of interest to
FFA members.

Livestock, Dairy Finals
The University of Florida will be the
scene of the State Livestock and Dairy
Judging finals on March 19. The top ten
teams in-each judging contest at the Flor-
ida State Fair in Tampa will be compet-
ing to represent Florida in national com-
petition next fall.
The Dairy finalist will meet at the
Dairy Unit at Hague. The top team will
represent Florida at the National Dairy
Congress in Waterloo, Iowa next October.
. The University of Florida Livestock
Pavilion will be the. site to determine the
S top team in Livestock Judging. The state
winner will compete in the National FFA
t Livestock Judging contest next October
at Kansas City.

Crowd watches in interest as boys judge
swine'as part of the State Livestock Judg-
ing Contest at the Florida State Fair.

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Come to the Fair!
See Florida's greatest annual at-
tractionl New Showsl New Ex-
hibitsl and your old favorites,
tool National Speedways' IMCA
Auto Races-nationally televised
Exciting Thrill Show. New, color-
ful arrays of Florida's harvest
bounty from groves, ranches and
farms. . impressive displays
from Florida's industrial, com-
mercial and educational assets...
the 20th Annual Florida Electrical
Exposition. . impressive juried
arts and crafts show, part of
which will be exhibited in a
number of Florida galleries and
museums during 1966... all new
Women's World... Florida's In-
ternational Center with exhibits
from many lands. . sensational
Shrine Spectacular Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 1. . plus many other
special events
Special Youth Events-Tuesday, Feb. 1: 9:00
a.m.-FFA Dairy Cattle Judging; 9:30 a.m.
-4-H Inter-County Dairy Judging Contest;
10:00 a.m.-Egg Judging-Youth; 1:00 p.m.
-4-H Dairy Judging.
Wednesday, Feb. 2: 10,00 a.m. Poultry
Thursday, Feb. 3: 10:00 a.m.-Rabbit Judging

Nation's top cowboys compete
for big cash prizes for bronc
buoting, brahma bull riding,
calf roping and other exciting
Thurs., Feb. 10-2:00 pm
Fri., Feb. ll-2:00pm
Fri., Feb. 114-:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 12-8:00pm

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Friday, Feb. 4; 6:00 p.m.-FFA Team Judging
Saturday, Feb. 5: 9:00 a.m. FFA Team
Judging-Dairy, Beef and Swine.
Monday, Feb. 7: 9:00 a.m. Beef Cattle
Friday, Feb. 11: 9:00 a.m.-4-H Club Team
Judging-Beef; 2:00 p.m.-4-H Club Team

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the Judging Awards breakfast Friday morning in

Florida Boys Take Top Honors In

Meat Judging, Livestock, Poultry

National Meat Contest
Sees Florida Winners
AT THE National Meats Judging Contest
in Kansas City, Missouri, the Florida As-
sociation, FFA, was represented by the
Pinecrest chapter and won a silver em-
blem. Individual placings were: Jerry
Bagley, gold; Glenn Gray, silver; and Er-
nest Cullins, bronze.
The Gainesville chapter poultry and
egg judging team won a silver emblem.
Individual placings were: Randall Flage,
gold; David Koger, silver; and Ronald
Gotcher, bronze.
In the National Livestock Judging Con-
test, the Dade City chapter won a bronze
emblem. Individual placings were: Rog-
er McKendree, gold; Ray Crawford,
bronze; and Donnie McKendree, honor-
able mention.
Livestock Showmanship Awards for
boys who show outstanding ability in
showing and handling livestock, were pre-
sented during the National FFA contest.
Garry Breeden, alternate on the Dade
City livestock judging team, won the
bronze emblem award.
At the National Dairy Judging Con-
gress, Waterloo, Iowa, October 2, 3 and 4,
1965, the Florida Association was repre-
sented by the dairy judging team of the
Santa Fe Senior chapter at Alachua.
In the Dairy Cattle Division, the team
won a bronze emblem. Individual plac-
ings were: Bill Beck, gold; Russell Tay-

lor, bronze; and Grier Wells, honorable
In the Dairy Products Division, the
team won a silver emblem. Individual
placing were: Russell Taylor, silver;
Grier Wells, silver; and Bill Beck, bronze.

Mulberry Team Cops
Annual Forestry Honors
THE Mulberry chapter FFA won the an-
nual" Forestry Field Day competition at
Agrico Park of American Agricultural
Chemical Company near Mulberry. In-
dividual and chapter winners were an-
nounced by Larry McCraney, state FFA
vice president. They were:
Estimating Tree Heights and Diame-
ters first, Jerry Bagley, Pinecrest;
second, Ernie Caldwell, Haines City;
third, Randy Wilkerson, Mulberry;
fourth, Dale Andrews, East Bay.
Estimating Pulpwood and Sawtimber
Volume-first, Robert Reese, Kathleen,
Sr.; second, Leroy Pepper, Sebring; third,
Donald Schupp, Bartow, Sr.; fourth,
Wiley Hinton, Turkey Creek, Sr.
Land Measurement first, Larry
Bethke, Bradenton; second, Randy
Wilkerson, Mulberry; third, Horace
Sheffield, Frostproof; fourth, Ernie Cald-
well, Haines City.
Log Sawing (Competition was by
team entries) first, Auburndale (Ervin
Giberson and Donald Bedsole); second,

Mulberry (Leon Spencer and Alton Wil-
Log Rolling (also by team entry)
Winner Turkey Creek Sr. chapter team,
David Parrish and Gene Lewis.
Tree Identification Winner, Brad
Heaton, Plant City Sr. chapter.
Tree Age and Cone Identification-
Winner, Scott Wilhelm, Seminole chapter
at St. Petersburg.
The Mulberry FFA chapter accumulat-
ed the high point score for the event
with a total of 15 points. Kathleen Senior
chapter placed second while Turkey
Creek, Sr. and Bradenton tied for third
place in the event. Scoring is 10 points
for first, 6 for second, 3 for third, and 1
for fourth.
Awards to individual and team winners
were made available by the American
Agricultural Chemical Company, Pierce,
and Container Corporation of America,
Fernandina Beach. The awards were
presented by Virgil Davis, Chief Forester,
Agrico, and Craig Bell, Forester, Con-
tainer Corporation.
The Forestry Field Days are organized
for participation by vocational agricul-
ture representing their FFA chapters.
The half-day program enabled the youths
to use the forestry acquired in Vocational
Agriculture training in active competition
with their peers. The events are sponsor-
ed by the Florida Forest Service, Florida
Association of Future Farmers of A-
merica, and Florida Forest Industries.

Tom Shaw Selected 1965
Florida Poultry Winner
TOM SHAw, 16 year-old Junior of the
Santa Fe Senior chapter was selected as
Florida's 1965 Poultry Producer. He will
represent Florida in the Regional Contest
sponsored by the Southeastern Poultry
and Egg Association. James and his Vo-
cational Agriculture Teacher, Kenneth
Lee, will attend the Southeastern's 19th
Annual Convention to be held in Atlanta,
Georgia at Merchandise Mart, January
Tom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck
Shaw of Alachua. Poultry has been one
of his main cash enterprises and he pres-
ently has 4800 hens for egg production
on the 200 acre family farm.
He has exhibited both eggs and birds
in the North Florida Fair at Tallahassee
and the Florida State Fair in Tampa. In

Tom Shaw, Santa Fe Senior chapter, is
Florida's 1965 Poultry Producer winner.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1966

Boys and advisers gathered for
Kansas City, Missouri.

1964 he exhibited the best dozen white
eggs in the North Florida Fair. He has
been on the chapter Poultry Judging
Team for three years and one year the
team won the State Egg Judging Contest.
His other Productive projects consist
of 20 head of beef meat animals and 6
head of beef cows for production along
with a number of improvement projects.
Tom's leadership activities have ranged
all the way from being Vice President of
his 9th grade class to being on the Junior
chapter Parliamentary Procedure Team.
He presently holds the Chapter Farmer
Degree and has his sights set on the State
and American Farmer Degrees.

Hunsicker Appointed to
National Education Post
MR. H. N. HUNSICKER has been appoint-
ed Director of the Agricultural Educa-
tion Branch in the Division of Vocation-
al Education, U. S. Office of Education.
He succeeds Dr. A. W. Tenney, who re-
signed to become Director of Organiza-
tional Relations for the Division of Voca-
tional and Technical Education. In his
new position, Mr. Hunsicker automatic-
ally becomes national adviser of the Fu-
ture Farmers of America, chairman of
the National FFA Board of Directors,
and President of the Future Farmers of
America Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Hunsicker came to the U.S. Office
of Education in
1952 as Program
Specialist in Agri-
Scultural Education
S for the North At-
lantic region. He
has been a member
of the Board of Di-
S rectors of the Na-
tional FFA Organ-
ization since 1950.
Hunsicker A native of Vir-
ginia, Mr. Huni-
sicker is the first National FFA Ad-
viser to have the distinction of being a
former member of the FFA. As a high
school student at Boyce, Virginia, in 1926,
he was a charter member of the local
"Future Farmers of Virginia" chapter.
The F. F. V. served as a pattern for the
development of the national organization
in 1928.
A 1931 graduate of Virginia Polytech-
nic Institute, Mr. Hunsicker received his
M. A. Degree at Ohio State University.
He taught vocational agriculture in West
Virginia and became State Supervisor of
Vocational Agriculture for West Virgin-
ia in 1946.
Dr. Tenney will be remembered by
many in Florida as a former vocational
agriculture teacher and professor of ag-
ricultural education at the University of

Forestry Field Days
March 11 ... Gainesville
March 18... Tallahassee
March 25... Freeport

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Modern-day farming puts

emphasis on Electricity

REDDY KILOWATT salutes the Future Farmers
of Florida who are building tomorrow's agriculture
leadership today. These young people are making
electricity their full partner...for it increases pro-
duction, saves labor, builds profits.

FPL farm representatives are proud to give a help-
ing hand. Their free services are available to all
who need help or expert advice in selecting and
installing electrical equipment on the farm, or in
planning farm wiring and lighting.



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Final NFA Convention at Atlanta

Draws Large Florida Delegation

nual National N. F. A. Convention in At-
lanta, Georgia, October 5, 6, 7 and 8, 1965
numbered more than 30 persons. About
ten local chapters were represented, along
with many school officials and other
Ralph G. Coleman, property supervisor,
Florida A. and M. University, Tallahas-
see; G. H. Brown, vocational agricul-
ture teacher, Lincoln High School, Talla-
hassee; and E. A. McCray, Jr., vocational
agriculture teacher, Lincoln Memorial
High School, Palmetto, were honored
guests at the convention, and received the
Honorary Superior Farmer Degree.
Oscar Davis of the Williston chapter
was the national winner in the Public
Speaking contest, while George Hart of
the Madison chapter, was the national
winner of the Farm Mechanics Award.
Receiving the Superior Farmer Degree
were Ullysses Glee, Jr.; and Clarence
Graham, Jr. of the Madison chapter. Glee
is a former State President and national
secretary of the N. F. A.
The State Champion Quartet of Wild-
wood sang in the National N. F. A.
Chorus. Members of the quartet were
Isom Rivers, Jr., Melvin Lyals, Johnny
Harrison and Tyrone Dixon. They were
accompanied by June Rocker, chapter ad-
Frank Youngblood of the Webster
chapter, a member of the Livestock and
Poultry Judging team, placed sixth among
the high individual judges.
Robert Tice of the Madison chapter,
did an outstanding job during the con-
vention while serving as national student

secretary. L. A. Marshall, state N. F. A.
adviser, conducted the National Talent
G. W. Conoly, Tallahassee, served as
national adviser, a position he has held
with the National Farmers of America
for the past twelve years.
The final N. F. A. Convention was con-
sidered one of the best ever conducted.
The students and adults presented a pro-
gram which reflected preparation and

April 1 Date Set for FFA
State Land Judging Contest
THE 7th Annual State Land Judging
Contest will be held in Marion County,
April 1, 1966.
The Cottondale FFA chapter won the
1965 contest in Brandon which was a re-
peat performance of their 1964 win in
the Land Judging contest in Marianna.
Cottondale was also runner-up in Na-
tional Competition in Oklahoma City in
More information concerning the 1966
Land Judging Contest will be forth-com-
ing at a later date.
Rosettes and trophies to be awarded to
high teams and high individuals this year
will be furnished by the Soil Conserva-
tion Society of America, Florida Chapter.
Trips to the National Contest in Okla-
homa, in April are made available by
WTVT-TV Tampa, and the Florida Ni-
trogen Company, Tampa, through the
Florida Association of Soil Conservation
District Supervisors.

Members of the 1965 FFA State Champion Land Judging Team from Cottondale
are (from left) Gharod Whitfield, adviser, Gerald Christmas, Eddie Baxton, Bryan
Tharp and Larry Morris.

Florida Future Farmer for Winter, 1966

Bethlehem chapter members Douglas
Ellenburg, Larry Sellers and Jerry Baker
examine with some of the chapter im-
provement swine and display awards won
in last year's improvement Agriculture
and Leadership Award program.

Bethlehem Turns Awards
Into Valuable Program
WHEN THE Bethlehem FFA chapter won
last year's Improvement Agriculture and
Leadership Award for its projected Swine
Improvement Project, a program of value
to the chapter and the community was
made a reality.
The two-hundred thirty-seven dollar
award was well used in buying breeding
stock and the materials to build the prop-
er facilities to handle the program. The
chapter bought a registered meat-type
boar and gilt which was selected by the
chapter judging team and Leroy Gillis,
Vocational Agriculture Teacher at Beth-
The need for the improvement program
was shown by the many boys having
swine for breeding as part of their Super-
vised Practice Program, and the need by
farmers for access to top quality breed-
ing stocks. The Improvement Program
is meeting both needs by having quality
animals to sell to members and sire serv-
ice for members, and farmers. Some of
the hogs are sold to members on credit
to help them in their Supervised Practice
The purebred sire can be used if the
gilts or sows are tested within thirty days
before service and free of external para-
sites. A reasonable service fee of two
dollars is charged.
The Bethlehem chapter swine have
won fourteen dollars in prize money
while being the Grand Champion Gilt and
Reserve Champion Boar at the Holmes
County Fair.
This project made possible by winning
the Improving Agriculture and Leader-
ship Award is serving as a chapter and
community swine project as well as af-
fording the chapter members leadership
The 1965 Improving Agriculture and
Leadership Award winners will be an-
nounced in the near future.

More than 1,600 boys each year get
leadership experience by serving as of-
ficers of local FFA chapters in Florida.

Florida Future Farmer

Dr. A. W. Tenney, former National FFA Adviser presents Hon. Don Fuqua a mount-
ed cover picture of the National Future Farmer Magazine. Congressman Fuqua
helped to arrange for the visit of the National FFA Officers with the president last
summer. He was also included in th ecover picture of the magazine.

Meats Judging Contest
It will be necessary to qualify in an
Area Meats Judging Contest in order to
compete in the State Meats Judging Con-
test. The State finals will be held at the
0 0 0 0 0 University Meats Lab in Gainesville on
(~cCg o 6March 18. The contest will consist of
, g, v (grading beef and lamb carcasses, placing
classes of beef, lamb and pork carcasses,
placing classes of wholesale meat cuts
(examples: chucks, hams, or rounds), and
identification of retail cuts of beef, pork,
lamb and veal.
All Area meats Judging Contests are
set for Saturday, February 26. The Area
wl^ is I contest will be held in the Quincy Area.
\1( VArea II will be held in the Ocala Area.
Area III will meet in the Tampa Area.
SThe exact time and location of each con-
C*, test will be forth-coming at a later date.
Assisting in setting up and conducting
each contest will be Drs. R. L. Reddish,
J. W. Carpenter, and A. Z. Palmer from
the University of Florida.


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by Ruth E. Harris, Family Life Special-
ist, Florida Agricultural Extension
Service, University of Florida

OF COURSE, the real you is what really
counts-your personality-what you are
like, what you think, what you feel, how
you react to what happens to you. It
takes a little while for people to find out
all these things about you, but on first
glance they can tell how you look. Will
they want to look again? That's up to

Take a Clothes Look
Clothes don't make the man, but they
do help. When a person first looks at
you, they mostly see your clothes. If
your suit sags, your shirt is rumpled or
soiled, or your shoes need polishing, you
give the impression of being poorly
groomed, which of course you are.
Be smart man-plan! This simply
means you know what to do, and what
kind of clothes you need to do it in. Then
you learn to be conscious of color, fabric
and patterns. For example, a smart
planner would wear a plain shirt with a
tweed jacket and a plain tie with a
striped shirt. Also, he'd see that his
socks and tie were the same color or har-
Think of style awhile! A tall, thin man
looks shorter and fuller in rough-textured
tweeds or in contrasting jacket-trouser
combinations, such as a glen plaid jacket
and flannel trousers. Used in good taste,
substantial areas of bright colors add
weight to the figure. A short fellow
needs up and down lines to give an illu-
sion of more height. He should not wear
much contrast of color between jacket
and trousers so that he will not seem "cut
in half." Smooth textured fabrics are
best for him.

Posture on Parade
Which one is you? Sammie Slouch-
sagging shoulders-sunken chest-de-
pressed diaphragm; Harry Hump-sleek
and plump-hampered with a famous
ugly hump. Is it something he ate, or
because he won't stand straight?; Stevie
Stoop-down the street with a sort of
droop-here comes Stevie Stoop. Here's
a student who loves his books. Oh, how
studies can ruin looks; Scotty Stiff-he
has a military strut, shoulders stiff, back-
bone rigid, a gait that's simply frigid; or
Peter Posture-he's the one that has per-
fect, well almost perfect posture, shows
respect for chest and spine, all inwards in

Plan now to start your own grooming
program when you dress for school each

perfect line.
Let's hope that you say that you are
Peter Posture. Just in case you need to
refresh your memory on good posture-it
consists of: standing tall- head up with
chin held in, chest high, abdomen flat,
shoulders back but relaxed, knees re-
laxed but not bent, feet parallel; walking
tall- swing legs from hips, have toes
straight ahead, carry weight on ball of
foot rather than on heels, arms swing
slightly; sitting tall-Sit well back so the
lower back is comfortably supported by
the back of the chair with feet close to-
gether and near the chair to help support
body; thinking tall-how you feel about
yourself and others shows in how you
hold your body. A good posture shows
self-confidence and a good feeling about
self and others.

Chatter Care
Never underestimate the power of a
smile-if it reveals a set of clean, white,
straight teeth. You have a great part in
making this possible: Teeth should be
examined and cleaned every six months,
attention given to decay or repair work
when needed. Brush teeth at least twice
daily, up on the lowers, down on the
uppers. Use a good mouth wash. Though


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Take a bath or shower every day.
Don't spare the lather or the water. If
you have showers in your school gym,
use them after exercise.
Use a good deodorant. The boy
who thinks that deodorants are "sissy"
is showing his ignorance. Everyone
should use a deodorant to guard a-
gainst perspiration odor because every-
one perspires.
Brush your teeth. Tooth decay pro-
gresses rapidly during your teens.
Proper brushing helps decrease decay,
so brush your teeth with a good tooth-
paste before breakfast and after eat-
ing (including snacks and sweets). See
your dentist at least every six months.
Well-cared-for-teeth contribute a lot to
an attractive smile.
Treat your face right. Soap-and-
water washing is one of the best ways
to help prevent, facial skin blemishes.
If you have a serious skin problem, ask
your doctor to help you correct it.
Shave carefully and as often as
Take care of your hands. Scrub
your hands thoroughly and often with
soap and water and a brush. Use
pumice or lemon juice to clean up
stubborn stains. Keep your finger-
nails clean and short.
Keep your hair in trim. Give your
scalp and hair a vigorous 60-second
work-out each day-50 seconds of brisk
massage with a stimulating hair pre-
paration, 10 seconds to comb your hair
carefully into place. You'll feel the
difference in your scalp and see the
difference in your hairl Shampoo your
hair at least once a week. Get a hair-
cut before someone tells you that you
need one.
Wear clean, neat clothing. Cloth-
ing holds perspiration odors. So wear
freshly washed shirts, socks and under-
wear. Sweaters especially hold odor,
so wash them frequently. Don't delay
about taking slacks and jackets to the
cleaner. Between times, airing and
pressing are important. (You can do
it yourself.) Remember the distinctive
details of a man's appearance-well-
shined shoes, clean shirt, neatly knotted
tie, clean handkerchief. If your gym
clothes aren't laundered at school, take
them home to wash every week.
Guard your health. Eat plenty of
the green and yellow vegetables and
fresh fruit. Drink milk, go easy on
sweets, get plenty of exercise. Be sure
to get eight to ten hours of sleep every
Practice good posture. Good pos-
ture makes you look and feel better,
seem even more alert and more con-

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the use of a good mouth wash will not do
as much for you as the T.V. ads would
make you believe, the lack of one can
surely make your best girl friend cool
and aloof.

Hand Talk
Sorry fellows, but no girl will enjoy
holding hands with a boy whose hands
and nails are dirty. Hands can be kept
clean by frequent and thorough washing.
Keep nails trimmed and cleaned under-
neath, hang nails clipped. If you feel
this is a "sissy" thing to do (which, of
course, it isn't), do it in the privacy of
your own room. That's where it should
be done anyway.

Face Facts Fellows
The care of the face begins with a
thorough soap and water scrubbing about
twice a day. A clean, free from blemish
and black heads face will go a long way
toward giving you that clean-cut look
which is most attractive to the opposite
sex and a prospective employer.
If you're having acne trouble the best
home treatment for a mild case is wash
thoroughly three times a day, avoid tam-
pering with sore spots, go easy on foods
heavy in grease and chocolate. If you
have a bad skin problem, see your doctor.
By the way, the long hair cuts which
hang over the forehead are often the
cause of the beginning of acne.
Shaving is a part of face facts. A stub-
ble of beard or a light fuzz can be most
unattractive. When this begins to appear,
it is time to investigate the shaving busi-
ness and establish some kind of routine.
There are various treatments for your
face and skin after shaving, both lotions

Remember: dances and other special oc-
casions call for appropriate clothes.

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and creams. Their purpose is to soothe
the skin, close the pores, and give you a
pleasant odor.

Topper Tips
Cleanliness is of number one import-
ance. Regardless of the style of your cut,
your hair should always be clean. You
will decide how often you need a sham-
poo. This will depend upon the type of
hair you have.
How often you cut your hair depends
on how fast your hair grows, and the style
of the cut. A barber will trim your hair
in the right style for your type of hair
and shape of your head. Your haircut
can contribute or detract from your ap-

pearance, so get the kind that makes you
look handsome. It is important to choose
the best style for you, not just blindly
get the current "fad" cut. The extreme
styles might make a hit with the "crowd"
but are less acceptable elsewhere.

If you are well groomed you are more
likely to be respected by other people
and to get along well in school and at
work. Take a look at the men who are
leaders in their fields-athletes, business
executives, professional men. You'll find
they have learned the value of good
health and grooming in helping them to
reach their goals in life. So give your-
self a boost-team up with these nine
basic rules-The Winning Nine-and put
yourself in a position to score.

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