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Title: The Florida future farmer
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tuu uie Farmer
--- "4 Conve~~ ntion Report, 1970

A Friendly Word of Counsel to FLORIDA'S







Agriculture and agriculturally-related businesses
(like Winn-Dixie) is one of Florida's best fields for
the young man leaving high school, or graduating
from college.
In fact, most of the income from agriculture goes
to the other related businesses (we call them
"Agribusiness") rather than the farmer. Today, with
mechanized farming, there are more good job
opportunities in these fields. Even so, there are
still many good jobs available in general agriculture.
Winn-Dixie alone, paid Florida farmers over 13
million dollars for fresh fruits and vegetables last
year. The many millions more paid for Florida beef,
pork, eggs and dairy products are not included in
the above figure.
Florida Agriculture and Agribusiness continues to
grow. Agriculture is an essential industry; eating SAVE A?.
won't go out of style. It is satisfying work and it
pays as well as any business in the state.
Check into the opportunities in Agribusiness and
Agriculture with your advisors.

Write us for information about opportunities in the '*
Agriculturally-related field of Super Markets, selling
the widest variety of food products ever offered in the Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
history of the world. Box B
Jacksonville, Fl. 32203

Be A Good

Presiding Officer
By M. B. Jordan
"Actions speak louder than words."
How you walk, how you stand, how
you control your emotions, and
last, but not least, your personal
appearance are all contributing fac-
tors and are most important in be-
coming a good presiding officer.

You Must Be Able To Think
Most errors that are made before
an audience can be easily pre-
vented by thinking. The good Lord
gave us a head on our shoulders for
many uses but the most important
of these, is that we may think.
Nothing sets a person aside as a
capable leader more than his dem-
onstrating that his ideas and con-
victions are based on serious and
logical thinking. If you will seek,
you can find many aids and ref-
erences (in the library) on how to
improve your ability to think. You
must work at it.

You Must Be Adjustable
The routine of events seldom
happen as planned, so it's impos-
sible to memorize a set of routine
procedure for all situations. Be able
to capitalize on sudden changes.
Stress the advantages and values
of sudden changes rather than mak-
ing excuses. A good leader will
seldom use excuses. Tackle assign-
ments with "gusto" rather than

Know Your Group
Always recognize that only a few
people know as much about your
organization or its business that
you are about to transact, as you
do. Assume that others are thirsty
for a better understanding about
your group and the workings of
your program. Never fail to in-
form your audience about your or-
ganization and what it is attempt-
ing to do. Be a good salesman be-
fore every group on every item of
business. Don't take for granted
any item of business. If you don't
show some enthusiasm others won't
either. Often your own members
need their morale boosted.

Know the Importance of
Sincere, Mature Courtesy
Recognize superiors. Age is to
be respected even with close
friends. You can have the satisfy-
ing and happy privilege of leading

adults, including "IMPORTANT"
people, by your displaying humil-
ity of self and high esteem of others.

Remaining Silent
Recognize controversial issues.
Exercise the right to express your
views with caution. Over-exuber-
ance sometimes injures you more
than someone else. A good leader
controls his emotions to the extent
that he is so convincing that ap-
parently his only desire is to help
Acquaint Yourself With
Parliamentary Law
It is important if you are an offi-
cer to set an example for others to
follow. If you use improper par-
liamentary procedure, it is a glar-
ing social error and extremely bad
taste. You may have all the traits
of the best leaders, but there are
too many simple outlines on good
parliamentary practice for you to
display ignorance on the subject.
All of which means that you have
to constantly STUDY.
Communicate the Good and Bad
Never neglect the undesirable at
the expense of the good in any is-
sue. Be fair minded on both sides
of an issue. The "goals," "pur-
poses" and "objectives" of your or-
ganization are nothing more than
you, its leader. As you preside, to
display undue pressure adversely
reflects on each member of your
group, both in the local organiza-
tion and in the national organiza-
tion if you have one.

You Have A Binding Obligation
Never slack up until every duty
has been fulfilled-a slacker is a
"poor officer." Attend all meetings
and be on time. To be an officer
it becomes necessary to sacrifice
things you would like to do in order
to fulfill your official duty. Some-
times it will mean foregoing a trip
with the family or friends. It might
mean breaking an important date
or not attending a good show.
When you accepted your office,
you silently and publicly agreed
not to let these things interfere
with the duties of your office. If
you didn't, you gave your members
a false impression. Just remember,
a successful officer always finds
time to have his recreation and still
serve his office well. This indicates
how big he is.
Exemplify A Generous Attitude
You "MUST" realize that your

Convention Annual 1970

Pictured on the Cover during the
1970 State Convention are Dale
Boyett, 1969-70 State FFA Presi-
dent and Roe Lee, Florida FFA
Representative for the Progressive
Farmer Magazine.

time is being spent willingly be-
cause of the value of experience
and service, not for monetary re-
turns. At first this may not seem
so enjoyable. You cannot be a
successful officer until you under-
stand the true richness of service
and experience. When this is done,
you will have your reward.

You Are Only An Officer,
A Servant
In no way are you to feel that
you are "UP" on a pedestal. But,
always show dignity. The mem-
bership of your organization may
look up to you, but if any member
does, it is because you are his
selected spokesman, his "leader."

June-August, 1970
Volume XXXI Number 3 & 4
Published bi-monthly by Cody Publications,
Inc., Kissimmee, Florida 32741, for the Flor-
ida Association. Future Farmers of America.
Second class postage paid at Kissimmee.
Florida 32741.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS and editorial corres-
nondence should be sent to Joe Kirkland.
Knott Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304.
Advertising Representative: Cody Publica-
tions, Inc., 305/847-2801. Box 1030, Kissimmee,
Florida 32741. Area Represen.ative: J. Doug
Smith, 305/681-7087, 811 N.W. 139th Street,
Miami, Florida 33168.
Sponsored by State Department of Education,
Floyd Christian, Superintendent of Public
Instruction; Carl W. Proehl, Director of
Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education,
Tallahassee, Florida.
President ..... Robert Hinton, Turkey Creek
Secretary ......... Mike Johnson, S. Sumter
1st V. President James Richardson, Santa Fe
2nd V. President Glenn Wilson, Jr., S. Sumter
3rd V. President ...... David Lit.le, Bartow
4th V. President .. Jim Harvey, Okeechobee
5th V. President Terry Taylor, Graceville
Executive Sec'y Joe R. Kirkland, Tallahassee
State Advisor T. L. Barrineau, Tallahassee

Above are shown the recipients of the State Farmer Degree during the
1970 convention. Below, President Dale Boyett presents a special award
plaque to Richard Kelly.




Gather at



For 42nd


Contests, awards
banquets, shows
and elections
provide full
week for Florida
Future Farmers

Florida Future Farmer


FUTURE FARMERS, chapter advisers,
and guests, numbering more than
1,000, attended the 42nd Annual
State FFA Convention in Daytona
Beach, June 15-19, 1970. Knowing
that the sessions were open to the
public, interested citizens from
Daytona Beach and the surround-
ing area attended many of them.
A distinctive characteristic of
this convention was the coopera-
tive efforts of president Boyett, his
fellow officers, the state staff, com-
mittee members, chapter advisers,
sponsors, and contest winners. This
cooperative undertaking led to the
general agreement that this was in-
deed a most outstanding conven-
Among the many prominent
guests attending included Dennis
Pharris, national FFA secretary,
Hillsboro, Texas, and Mike Fair-
less, president, Tennessee Associa-
tion, Bradford, Tennessee.
Events of special interest were
the election of new officers, meals
sponsored by Florida Firms, trac-
tor driving and vegetable judging
contests, and presentation of
awards, scholarships and honorary

Officer Candidates
Interviewed on Monday
THE CHAMBER of Commerce of
Greater Daytona Beach was host
to the state officers and staff mem-
bers for a luncheon in the Voyager
Beach Motel. A representative
from the Chamber of Commerce
expressed appreciation for the con-
sideration of the Future Farmers
in selecting Daytona Beach as a
convention site for 20 consecutive
Events of the day included inter-
viewing of candidates for state of-
fices and registration of delegates
and advisers; division preliminar-
ies of the demonstration contests,
Perry Sistrunk in charge; dele-
gates' seat assignments, James A.
Barge and FVATA directors and
officers in charge; demonstration
contest finals, Perry Sistrunk in
charge; and judging, grading and
identification contest, John Mad-
dox in charge.

Delegates-Advisers Lunch
Climax Tuesday Morning
A BREAKFAST for Area Tractor
Driving Winners and their advis-

Floyd T. Christian, Commissioner of Education, addressing State Officers
Luncheon sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Daytona

Dr. William Carroll Lamb addressing the Delegates and Advisers
Luncheon sponsored by the Production Credit Associations of Florida.

Demonstration contest winners, from left, Bruce Alligood; Bud Riviere,
adviser; and Jack Busby. They represent the Santa Fe Chapter.

Convention Annual 1970

Don Adams, Florida Power and
Light Company, presenting Judg- iHenry Dover, right, with the Funk's 304 Bushel Challenge Award
ing, Grading, and Identification winners
Contest awards to Palatka Senior
rA, i#r .

Robert Allen Morris receiving Ag-
ricultural Mechanics award from
Glenn Polk, Florida Tractor Cor-

Bill Hester, Volusia Tractor Com-
pany, presenting tractor driving
awards to Jerry Shelley. Ford Trac-
tor Dealers of Florida sponsor the


ers was sponsored by Ford Tractor
Dealers of Florida. Activities of
the morning included registration
and housing, and the tractor driv-
ing contest. C. J. Rogers was in
charge of the tractor driving con-
test. The tractor was furnished by
Bill Hester, Volusia Tractor Com-
pany, DeLand.
Mr. William Carroll Lamb, Ex-
ecutive Director, Florida Forestry
Association, Tallahassee, delivered
a challenging address during the
Delegate and Advisers Luncheon,
sponsored by Production Credit As-
sociations of Florida, and held at
the Voyager Beach Motel. Presi-
dent Dale Boyett, Master of Cere-
monies, expressed appreciation to
the Production Credit Association
for their cooperation with Future
T. L. Barrineau, State FFA ad-
viser, presented charters to new
FFA chapters. They were: Dun-
nellon; Tomlin Junior; Gainesville
Agri-Business; East Bay Junior;
and Tampa-Bay Tech.

Each State vice president report-
ed on the seating of the delegates
in his area and the delegation was
Dale Boyett gave the State Pres-
ident's message.
A motion was approved to adopt
the minutes of the 41st Annual
State Convention as printed in the
1969 summer issue of the FLORIDA
The crop farming award of $100,
sponsored by the Future Farmer
Foundation of America, was pre-
sented to Larry S. Merritt of the
South Sumter FFA Chapter at
Bushnell. This award was pre-
sented by Dennis Pharris, Na-
tional FFA Secretary. The other
five winners, each receiving $25
from Dixie Lime and Stone Com-
pany were: Hilton Hatcher, Ma-
lone Chapter, Area I; Johnny F.
Copeland, Santa Fe Chapter, Area
II; Robert D. Strong, Jr., South
Sumter Chapter, Area III; Mike
Roberts, Wauchula-Hardee Chap-
ter, Area IV; and Donald Hunt,
Delray Beach-Spady Chapter,
Area V. Danny Cowart, Field Rep-

Buddy Higginbotham receiving
Dairy Farming Award from H. B.
Gassaway, Sealtest Foods, Tampa.

Charles Lykes presenting beef-breeding award to Willy Dietrich. Othet
winners (from left), Cary Lightsey, Richard Cochrane, Danny Hyatt, and
David Downing.

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resentative for Dixie Lime and
Stone Company, was on hand to
present these awards.
The Funk's 304 Bushel Chal-
lenge Awards of $50.00 and trophy
for first place and $25.00 and tro-
phy for second and third place
presented during this session.
Henry Dover, district manager,
Louisiana Seed Company of Mis-
sissippi, Live Oak, presented the
awards to the Walnut Hill Chap-
ter, 1st place; Hamilton County
Chapter, 2nd place; and Wilson
Merritt, 3rd place.
Billy Woodard, state secretary,
read the names of those recom-
mended by the State Executive
Committee to receive the Honorary
State Farmer Degree. The list was
approved. Approval was also cited
when the names were read of those
who had received the degree ear-
lier in the year.
The Florida Cattlemen's Associ-
ation Awards were presented by
Charles Lykes, president, Florida
Cattlemen's Association, Tampa.
Ronald Lee, Groveland Senior
FFA Chapter, received a $100.00
check for his outstanding feeder-
steer projects. This will help fi-
nance a trip for Ronald and his ad-
visers, Freddie Garner and Robert
Campell, to the National Conven-
tion in Kansas City, Missouri in
October. Five other winners of
feeder-steer awards received $15.00
each to help pay their expenses in
attending the State FFA Conven-
tion. They were: Connally Bar-
nett, Fort Meade FFA Chapter;
Tom Edwards, Bradford Senior
FFA Chapter; James Albritton,
Mulberry FFA Chapter; Joel Har-
rell, Winter Haven Chapter; and
Larry Arrington, Plant City FFA
Willy Dietrich, Union Park
Chapter, Orlando, received $100.00
as state winner in the beef-breed-
ing contest. His adviser is O. M.
Johnson. Four other members re-
ceived $15.00 to help defray their
expenses for the state convention.
They were: Cary D. Lightsey,
Brandon FFA Chapter; Richard
Cochrane, Fort Meade FFA Chap-
ter; Danny Hyatt, Groveland Sen-
ior FFA Chapter; and David
Downing, Wauchula-Peace River
FFA Chapter.
Don Selph of the Hamilton
County Chapter, was presented the
livestock farming award of $100.00,
sponsored by the Future Farmer
Foundation of America. Mr. W.
T. Loften, Teacher Educator, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, rep-
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Ronald Lee received the Florida Cattlemen's feeder-steer award from
Charles Lykes, President of the State Cattlemen's Association. Other
winners (from left), Connally Barnett, Tom Edwards, James Albritton,
and Joe Harrell. Not shown is Larry Arrington.

Judging, Grading, and Identification contest award winners.

A. P. Crouch, Standard Oil .Company of Kentucky, presenting Safety

Phillip Wagner, Florida Bank and Trust, Daytona Beach, presenting
Florida Bankers Association Scholarship to Jim Harvey.

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Richard Kelly, Executive Assistant, Department of Agriculture, presenting
Marvin Fussell with Star Greenhand Award. Pictured left is Rex Bishop.

Richard Kelly, Department of Agriculture, presenting Doyle Conner
Scholarship to Jim Harvey. Other recipients (from left), Richard Reh-
berg, Johnny Copeland, Billy Speer, and Richard Cochrane.

resenting Doyle Carlton, Jr., pre-
sented a $30.00 check to each of
the five area winners. They were:
Lester Wells, Jay FFA Chapter,
Area I; Ronnie Staten, Hamilton
County Chapter, Area II; Roy
Dietrich, Orlando-Jones Chapter,
Area III; Richard Cochrane, Fort
Meade FFA Chapter, Area IV;
and Thomas Scott, Fort Pierce
FFA Chapter, Area V.

Nominations Received
For State Officers
DURING THE Tuesday afternoon
session, which was presided over
by Wes Hollingsworth, fifth vice
president, the tractor driving
awards were presented by Bill
Hester, manager, Volusia Tractor
and Implement Company. These
awards are sponsored by the Ford
Tractor Dealers of Florida. Jerry
Shelley, Monticello Chapter, was
awarded $30 cash, pennant and
trophy. Second through fifth place
winners, receiving $25, $20, $15,
and $10, respectively, were: Gary
McClellan, Gainesville FFA Chap-
ter; Billy Lawrence, DeLand FFA
Chapter; Donald Wright, Dade
City Chapter; and David Hazel-
leif, Okeechobee FFA Chapter.
Judging, grading and identifica-
tion awards were sponsored by the
Florida Power Corporation and
Florida Power and Light Com-
pany. Awards presentation was
made by Don Adams, Florida
Power Corporation of Palatka. The
Palatka Senior Chapter received
first place; Dade City, second
place; Palatka Junior, third place;
Hastings, fourth place; Santa Fe
Senior; fifth place; Auburndale,
sixth place; Bartow Junior, sev-
enth place; Crystal River, eighth
place; Westwood (Winter Haven),
ninth place; and Santa Fe Junior,
tenth place. The Palatka Senior
Chapter will represent Florida at
the National Junior Horticulture
Convention on December 6-10,
1970, in Denver, Colorado. Florida
Power Corporation and the Florida
Power and Light Company will
pay their expenses.
Billy Woodard, State Secretary,
announced the Nominating Com-
mittee's selection for State Presi-
dent-Jim Harvey, Okeechobee-
Brahman Chapter. Nominations
from the floor included: Glenn
Wilson, South Sumter; David Lit-
tle, Bartow Senior; Christ Bender,

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Plant City; Ric Roberts, Dade
City; Robert Hinton, Turkey
Creek; Dennis Scarbrough, Bethle-
hem; Mitch Colson, Englewood;
Fred Starling, Lakeland; James
Richardson, Santa Fe Senior;
Terry Joe Taylor, Poplar Springs;
and Guy Sims, Madison.
Billy Woodard also announced
the Nominating Committee's selec-
tion for State Secretary-Mike
Johnson, South Sumter Senior
FFA Chapter.
Farm Safety Awards were pre-
sented by A. P. Crouch, Market-
ing Assistant, Standard Oil Com-
pany of Kentucky, Florida Divi-
sion, Jacksonville. The Santa Fe
Senior FFA Chapter received
$100.00 as state winner from the
Future Farmers of America Foun-
dation. Standard Oil Company of
Kentucky sponsored awards of
$50.00, $25.00, $20.00, $15.00, and
$10.00 which were won by South
Sumter Senior, Bartow Senior,
Baker, Fort Meade, and Walnut
Hill, respectively.
H. B. Gassaway, Field Repre-
sentative, Sealtest Foods of Tam-
pa, presented the Dairy Farming

Awards which are sponsored by
the Kraftco Corporation. Buddy
Higginbotham, "Star State Dairy
Farmer, Jacksonville-Paxon Sen-
ior FFA Chapter, received a check
for $100.00 and a certificate from
the National Future Farmers of
America Foundation. Kraftco Cor-
poration presented him with a
plaque. The five area winners
were: Wyatt O'Steen, Lafayette
FFA Chapter, Area I; Jack Bus-
by, Santa Fe FFA Chapter, Area
II; Kenny Woodard, South Sumter
FFA Chapter, Area III; Connally
Barnett, Fort Meade FFA Chap-
ter, Area IV; and Gary Lynn Wil-
liams, Okeechobee Brahman
Chapter, Area V. Each received a
$25.00 check. The top area win-
ner, Eugene Yancey, Southeast-
Bradenton Chapter, received a
$25.00 check and a plaque.
Each yeAr the Florida Associa-
tion, FFA, invites the state presi-
dents and vice presidents from all
State FFA Associations in the
Southern Region, as well as the
presidents of other youth organiza-
tions to attend its state conven-
tion. Those present were National

John Barnes, West Florida Re-
source Conservation and Develop-
ment Project, presenting Robert
Strong with Soil and Water Man-
agement Award.

Dale Carlton, Director of Grower
and Contract Division, Florida
Citrus Mutual, presents Mike
Roberts with the Citrus Produc-
tion Award.

Lenn Jordan receiving area award
in citrus production from Dale

Sam Love, vice president of Sales and Marketing for the Florida Farm
Bureau Insurance Companies, with the South Sumter Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Team. From left, Neil Hitchcock, Robbie Strong, Fred Rose,
Larry Merritt, Glenn Wilson, and Mike Johnson.

Convention Annual 1970

President Dale Boyett present
Outstanding District Officer Award
to Mike Johnson.

Annual Fish Fry sponsored by Daytona Beach Jaycees.

1970 Honorary State Farmers.

John Blalock, Program Director, Sears Roebuck Foundation, Atlanta,
with Livestock Improvement Award winners. From left, East Bay, Okee-
chobee, Brandon, Fort Meade, and Santa Fe.

Havana String Band, state winner.

Bob Lewis, Tampa Electric Company, addressing Chapter Farm and
Home Electrification Award Winners Breakfast.

FFA Secretary, Dennis Pharris,
and Mike Fairless, president, Ten-
nessee FFA Association.
Bart Ahlstrom presented the
Poultry Farming Awards which
are sponsored by the Florida Poul-
try Producers Association. Johnny
Long, state winner, received a
check for $100.00 from the Future
Farmers of America Foundation.
The area winners: John Cook,
Walnut Hill FFA Chapter, Area I;
Warren O. Thompson, Paxon Sen-
ior FFA Chapter, Area II; Bobby
Pope, DeLand FFA Chapter, Area
III; Thomas Anthony Grace, Bar-
tow FFA Chapter, Area IV; Con-
rad Mellin, Miami-Central, Area
V; each received an award of
$25.00 and a certificate.

Awards Highlight
Tuesday Evening Session
THE THIRD session was called to
order by Dale Bovett, who then
introduced Billy Woodard, state
secretary, to preside.
Robert Allen Morris, Macclenny
FFA Chapter, was named state
winner of the Agricultural Mech-
anics Award. He was presented a
$100.00 cash award from the Fu-
ture Farmers of America Founda-
tion by Glenn Polk, Florida Trac-
tor Corporation, Jacksonville. Five
other Future Farmers received
$25.00 each from the Florida Trac-
tor Corporation. They were: Ron-
ald Williams, Bethlehem FFA
Chapter. Area I; Butch Hines,
Santa Fe Senior FFA Chapter,
Area II; Robert Strang, Jr., South
Sumter Senior FFA Chapter, Area
III; Milton Whitmore, Jr., Tampa-
Chamberlain FFA Chapter, Area
IV; and Dennis Smith, Okeecho-
bee-Brahman FFA Chapter, Area
Phillip Wagner, vice president,
Florida Bank and Trust Company,
Daytona Beach, presented the
scholarship awards sponsored by
the Florida Bankers Association to
Jim Harvey of the Okeechobee-
Brahman FFA Chapter and Fred
Starling of the Lakeland FFA
President Dale Boyett presented
Distinguished Service Awards to
Hux Coulter, former State Fores-
ter, and to Ma and Pa Miessen,
formerly with the Standard Oil
Company. Ma and Pa Miessen
were unable to attend the conven-
tion; however, the state officers
will present them with a plaque in
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1970 Farm and Home Electrification winners with sponsors from electric Sandy Dowling receiving Forestry
companies. Farming Award from Virgil Davis,
Agrico Chemical Company.

the near future in their home.
Many years were spent giving ded-
icated services to the FFA.
C. M. Lawrence, former teacher
of vocational agriculture and state
adviser, presented the Standard
and Superior Awards to those
chapters qualifying from the nine
David Kinderdine, Belk-Lindsey
Stores, Daytona Beach, presented
a check for $40.00 and a gold
plaque to the Santa Fe Senior
Chapter, top chapter in Florida for
1970. A Silver Plaque and a check
for $25.00 was presented to the
Bartow Senior Chapter as second
place winner, a Bronze plaque and
$15.00 for third place was pre-
sented to the South Sumter Senior
FFA Chapter, and Santa Fe Jun-
ior Chapter received a bronze
plaque and a $10.00 check as
fourth place winner in the Chap-
ter Awards Program.
Mr. Kinderdine also presented
awards of $25.00, $15.00 and

$10.00, sponsored by Belk-Lindsey
Stores of Florida to the top three
chapters in each district. District
I winners were Walnut Hill, Pop-
lar Springs, and Jay. Lafayette,
Madison-Gary, and Quincy Senior
were the winners from District II.
District III winners were Santa Fe
Senior, Santa Fe Junior, and Ham-
ilton County. District IV winners
were Bradford Senior, Baker
County, and Paxon Senior. Win-
ners from District V were South
Sumter Senior, Groveland Senior
and South Sumter Junior. San-
ford-Crooms, Ocoee, and Apopka
Senior were the District VI win-
ners. District VII winners were
Manatee-Bradenton, Palmetto and
Turkey Creek. Winners from Dis-
trict VIII were Bartow Senior,
Fort Meade, and Mulberry; and
winners from District IX were
Vero Beach, Okeechobee-Brah-
man, and North Miami.
W. T. Loften, head teacher edu-
cator, Agricultural Education,

John Hornbuckle presenting Lenn
Jordan with Public Speaking

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Alan Fowler, Seaboard Coast Line
Railroad Company, presenting
Seaboard Forestry Award to Sandy

Jean Rice and Allen Cook presenting Cooperative Chapter Awards to
Santa Fe Chapter.
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G. C.

Norman presenting Scrap-
Award to Moore Haven
Chapter representative.

Old and new state officers. From left: Jay Rackley, Bill Cellon, Glenn
Wilson, David Little, James Richardson, Terry Joe Taylor, Jim Harvey,
Mike Johnson, Billy Woodard, Milton Bryan, and Wes Hollingsworth.
Seated are Bob Hinton, T. L. Barrineau, State Adviser, and Dale Boyett.

State Chapter Contest Award winners. Chapters represented were (from
left), Santa Fe Senior, Bartow Senior, South Sumter Senior, and Santa
Fe Junior.

Dennis Pharris presenting Home Improvement award to Dennis Scar-

University of Florida, presented
the J. F. Williams Memorial
Scholarships to agriculture stu-
dents planning to teach vocational
agriculture. The recipients of the
scholarships were: Willie Black-
well, Ronald Case and Stephen W.
Kirkman. J. D. Brown, teacher
educator, Florida A & M Univer-
sity, Tallahassee, presented the H,
E. Wood Scholarship to Kenneth
Bruce Howell, executive secre-
tary, State Advisory Counsel, De-
partment of Education, Tallahas-
see, presented the Ornamental Hor-
ticulture Awards which are spon-
sored by Hofmann Nurseries of
Miami. Rex Bishop, Jr., North
Miami FFA Chapter, was named
state winner of the FFA Founda-
tion Award, and received a $100.00
check from the National FFA
Foundation. Hofmann Nurseries
provided area awards of 1st place,
$25.00; 2nd place, $20.00; 3rd place
$15.00; and 4th place, $10.00, for
the following award winners: Area
I, Mike Standley, Havana FFA
Chapter, and John Hall, Walnut
Hill FFA Chapter; Area II, Phil-
lip Hall, Englewood FFA Chapter;
James Barton, Macclenny FFA
Chapter; Warren Thompson, Pax-
on Senior FFA Chapter and Tom-
my Langford, Santa Fe Chapter;
Area III, Tom Burt, Apopka Sen-
ior Chapter; Jim Hardin, Sanford-
Seminole Chapter; and Bill Heath,
South Sumter Senior FFA Chap-
ter; Area IV, Burns Warfield,
Tampa-Chamberlain; Allen Snell,
Bartow Senior FFA Chapter; and
Oscar Cain, Mulberry Chapter;
Area V, Tom Gladwin, Fort Pierce
FFA Chapter; Conrad Mellin, Mi-
ami-Central; Eric Ross, Vero
Beach FFA Chapter; and Sabie
Chisolm, Delray Beach-Spady
After announcements, the meet-
.ing was adjourned with the Clos-
ing Ceremony.

State Farmer Ceremony
Held Wednesday Morning
was held for 1970 State Farmers
going to College and their Advis-
ers. This event was sponsored by
the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
and Florida Farm Bureau Insur-
ance Companies, Gainesville. Al-
lan Archey, President, University
of Florida, Alpha Gamma Rho,

Florida Future Farmer

was Master of Cereronies for the
After the Opening Ceremony,
President Boyett introduced Bill
Cellon, second vice president, to
preside over the fourth session.
William Hingson, Production
Credit Association, Live Oak, pre-
sented the Agri-Business and Agri-
culture Production Awards, v which
are sponsored by the National
FFA Foundation. A member of
the Santa Fe Senior Chapter, Dan
Martin berame the state winner of
the Agri-Business Award. F. D.
McCormick, Bud Riviere, and
Larry Reese are his advisers.
Brian Stone also of the Santa Fe
Senior Chapter became the state
winner of the Agriculture Produc-
tion Award.
Dale Carlton, Director of Grow-
er and Contract Division, Florida
Citrus Mutual in Lakeland, was
on hand to present awards in Cit-
rus Production and Placement for
experience in the citrus industry,
which are sponsored by Florida
Citrus Mutual.
From the Wauchula Hardee
Chapter, Mike Roberts received a
check for $100.00 for the most out-
standing work with his citrus pro-
duction projects. Jeffrey Daughtry
and John Maddox, his advisers, re-
ceived a plaque.
Receiving $25.00 each as area
winners in Citrus Production
were: Lenn Jordan, Groveland
FFA Chapter, Area III; and Jerry
Willis of the Brandon Chapter,
Area IV.
Jack Anderson from the Lake
Wales Chapter was presented a
$100.00 check from Florida Citrus
Mutual for the best work in the
Citrus Placement Program. His
advisers, James Thornhill and J.
C. Lane, received a plaque.
Area winners in Citrus Place-
ment, receiving a $25.00 check
each were: Bernie Braddy, Semi-
nole FFA Chapter, Area III; and
Daniel Dixon, Brandon Chapter,
Area IV.
The State Farmer Degree was
bestowed upon 200 Future Farm-
ers. The Production Credit Asso-
ciations in Florida presented a
State Farmer Key to each member
receiving the degree. William
Hingson, North Florida Produc-
tion Credit Association, presented
the keys.
Richard Kelly, Executive Assist-
ant, Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, and for-
mer FFA Executive Secretary, de-
livered an inspiring message to

Convention Annual 1970 13


February 2

through 13

in Tampa


Anita Bryant

... with super events

for the FFA crowd

* Monday, Feb. 1, 1971
7 00 pm Florida Youth Steer and Carcass Show
Tmday. Feb*ary 2 1971
10:00 am Youth Egg Judging
5 00 p m National Charolas Show Bull Judging followed by
National Charolais Show Female and Group Jddging
8:00 p.m Anita Bryant Show-Grandstand
S Wedasday February 3. 1971
9.00 am. FFA Beef Cattle Judging-Youth
10:0 0m. Poultry Judging-Youth
1.00 p m. Angus Beef Show Judging
6 30 pm National Charolais Sale
Tl hirdy, Fhaspuary 4, 1971
9:00 a.m Continuation of Charolais Group Judging
j 00 pm Santa Gertrudis Beef Show Judging
2.00 pm. Rabbit Judging-Youth
S Friday. Februmy 5. 1970
4 00 p.m Parade of Beef Champions
6S00 pm. FFA Poultry Team Judging

*Saturday, Feb. 6, 1971

-FFA Day
8 00 a.m FFA Annual Program and Awards
9 00 m FFA Beef. Dairy and Swine Team Judging
6.45 p.m. WYOU Salute to Country Music Show
8 45 pm. WYOU Salute to Country Music Show
Sunday, Fhruary 7. 1971
6.45 p.m WYOU Salute to Country Musc Show-Grandstand
8 45 p.m. WYOU Salute to Country Music Show-Grandstand
Meday. Febmiry 1971
6.00 p.m. Arabian Horse Show Performance Classes
Walking Horse Exhibition-Combined with Arabian Horse
Show Performance Classes
Tuesday. February 9.1971
9'00 am FFA Dairy Show Judging
Arabian Horse Show Championship Classes
3 00 p m Jersey Dairy Cattle Show Judging-Immature Bulls
Through Get of Sire Classes
Ayrshire Dairy Cattle Show Judging-Combined with
Jersey Dairy Cattle Judging, same classes
Wednesday, Febermy 10, 171
9:00 am. Ayrshire Dairy Cattle Show Judging-Females and Groups
Jersey Dairy Cattle Show Judging-Combined with Ayrshire Dairy
Cattle Judging. same classes
2.00 pm Guernsey Dairy Cattle Show Judging
Holstein Dary Cattle Show Judging-Combined with Guernsey
Dairy Cattle Judging
Thursday. February 11. 1971
9:00 am. Brown Swiss Dairy Cattle Judging
Quarter Horse Show-Adult Halter, Performance and Championship
Friday, Febreuary 1971
9:00 am. Quarter Horse Show-Youth
Pony of the Americas Show-Combined with Youth Quarter Horse Show
7:00 p.m. Parade of Dairy Champions
8:00 p.m Bobby Lord Show-Grandstand
Saedaye. Felanay 13. 1971
1:00 p.m Bobby Lord Show-Grandstand

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PHONE TAMPA 986-2491

We Commend
The FFA Members
For A Job Well Done

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Over Twenty Years
of Shorthorn Breeding
FFA Members Are Welcome At
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Located off SR542 an Buckeye Road
About 3 Mi. on Big Lake Hamilton

We Salute The FFA Members
Registered, Top Quality Angus

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P.O. Box 8, Ph. 904/594-5202

1929-33 State Officers. From left, Anthony Holliday, B. A. Morse,
Jacques Waller, Maxie Walker, Austin Martin, and Emerson Bishop.

the young Future Farmers.
Mr. Kelly presented the Lead-
ership Awards, sponsored by the
Department of Agriculture, to five
young men. These young men were
selected from the State Farmers
which excelled in leadership. They
were: David Brookins, Malone
FFA Chapter, Area I; James Rich-
ardson, Santa Fe FFA Chapter,
Area II; Sherman Glenn Wilson,
South Sumter FFA Chapter, Area
III; David Little, Bartow FFA
ter, Area IV; and Richard Mike
McClure, North Miami Chapter,
Area V.
The 1970 Doyle Conner Schol-
arships of $200 each were pre-
sented by Mr. Kelly. The recipi-
ent from Area I was Richard Reh-
berg of the Cottondale Chapter.
His adviser is Thomas Melvin.
Johnny Copeland, Area II win-
ner, is from the Santa Fe FFA
Chapter. F. D. McCormick, Bud
Riviere, and Larry Reese are his
advisers. The Area III winner,
from the Groveland FFA Chapter,
is Billy Speer. Billy's advisers are
Freddie Garner and T. A. Camp-
bell. From the Fort Meade FFA
Chapter, Richard Cochrane is the
winner from Area IV. His advis-
ers are Thomas Cochrane and
Gary Lee. Jim Harvey, Area V
winner, is from the Okeechobee-
Brahman FFA Chapter and his ad-
viser is Jim Knight.
The Greenhand Degree is the
starting point in the career of each

Future Farmer. Six outstanding
young men who have distinguished
themselves as first year members
in the FFA are presented cash
awards. The five Area Star Green-
hands will receive a $50.00 cash
award to defray their expenses to
Kansas City in October and the
State Star Greenhand and his ad-
viser will receive $100.00 each to
help them attend the National
FFA Convention in October. From
Area I, Gordon Baxley of the
Ponce de Leon FFA Chapter; from
the Chiefland FFA Chapter is
Wesley Sache, Area II winner;
Willie Dietrich, Area III winner,
is from the Orlando-Union Park
FFA Chapter; Area IV winner,
from the East Bay FFA Chapter,
is Wayne Tope; and Rex Bishop,
Jr., from the North Miami FFA
Chapter is the Area V winner.
The Star State Greenhand is
Marvin Fussell from the South
Sumter FFA Chapter. His advis-
ers are John Stephens, Carey Lee,
and Carl Williams.
The state president and state
secretary candidates, 1970-71, were
given three minutes each to pre-
sent their qualifications prior to
the balloting for president and sec-
retary. President Boyett called on
Mr. George Busby, Area III Su-
pervisor, who explained the
method of voting. The delegates
voted immediately after the meet-
ing adjourned.
State Farmers of 1970 and their
advisers were guests of Chase and
Company of Sanford at a lunch-

eon in the Voyager Beach Motel.
Wes Hollingsworth, fifth vice pres-
ident, was Master of Ceremonies.

Honorary Farmer
Degree Awarded
THE FIFTH session of the conven-
tion was called to order by Presi-
dent Boyett who introduced Jay
Rackley, sixth vice president, to
L. Warren Harrell, Area III
Program Coordinator, conducted
the parliamentary procedure con-
The South Sumter FFA Chap-
ter team received the first place
award of $75.00, a pennant, and a
trophy from the Florida Farm Bu-
reau Federation. Sam Love, vice
president of Sales and Marketing
for the Florida Farm Bureau In-
surance Companies, presented the
awards as John B. Mattingly,
Chairman of the Judges, announc-
ed the results. The second place
winner was the Santa Fe Chapter
team, receiving $50.00. Receiving
$40.00 as the third place winner
was the Havana Team. Fourth
place, LaBelle FFA Chapter team,
received $30.00.
Honorary State Farmer Degrees
were awarded to the following peo-
ple: Dr. Charles B. Browning,
Dean of Instruction, Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,
University of Florida, Gainesville;
Dr. Barney Harris, Associate
Dairy Nutritionist, University of
Florida, Florida Agricultural Ex-
tension Service, Gainesville; Glynn
Key, Vo-Ag Instructor, Ernest
Ward High School, McDavid; Vir-
gil Davis, Forester, Land Develop-
ment, Agrico Chemical Company,
Pierce; Edward L. Douglas, Direc-
tor of Public Relations, Sumter
Electric Cooperative, Sumterville
L. Bruce Tyndall, Director of Vo-
cational, Technical, and Adult
Education, Polk County, Bartow;
Erwin Bryan, Jr., President, Cen-
tral Packing Plant, Center Hill;
Charles E. Stolz, Assistant Super-
intendent, Curriculum and Instruc-
tion, Polk County, Bartow; Wil-
liam Duncan, Principal, Lake
Wales High School; Gene Witt,
principal, Southeast High School,
Bradenton; Kyle Scott, assistant
principal, Pahokee Jr-Sr High
School; Clyde Townsend. member,
Gilchrist County School Board,
Bell; James McKay, principal, Er-
nest Ward High School, McDavid;
and Don Camp, vice president,
H. S. Camp & Son, Camp Packing
Florida Future Farmer

Company, Ocala.
Vice president Jay Rackley
asked all American Farmers to in-
troduce themselves and their
guests. The 1970 American Farmer
Degree candidates present were
Michael L. Carter, Laurel Hill;
Van G. Long, Macclenny; Ellis
Adams, Plant City Senior, and
Donald Elliott, Sebring.
Awards were presented to the
second through fifth place winner
in Natural Resources Development
for the second consecutive year.
The Agrico Chemical Company is
sponsoring these awards of $60.00,
$40.00, $30.00 and $20.00 for sec-
ond through fifth places, respec-
tively. Virgil Davis, Forester,
Agrico-Chemical Corporation, pre-
sented the awards to Leslie Green,
South Sumter, second place; Ricky
Keene, Santa Fe Chapter, third
place; Wayne Emerson, Santa Fe
Chapter, fourth place, and Ronald
Lee, Groveland FFA Chapter,
fifth place.
The state winner, George Hol-
lingsworth from the Walnut Hill
FFA Chapter, received a certifi-
cate and $100.00 from the Na-
tional Future Farmers of America
Foundation, Inc.
The Livestock Improvement
Awards were presented by John H.
Blalock, Program Director, Sears
Roebuck Foundation, Atlanta,
Georgia, to the top chapters. The
top two chapters, receiving $300.00
each to use toward a registered
heifer were: Fort Meade and
Santa Fe Senior Chapter. Other
winners were: Brandon, $60.00;
Okeechobee, $50.00; and East Bay,
A second ballot for president
was held after the Closing Cere-
mony. Mike Johnson became State
Secretary without opposition.
Over 1,000 Future Farmers, ad-
visers, and guests met on the beach
behind the Voyager Beach Motel
at 5:30 p.m., for a fish fry spon-
sored by the Daytona Beach Jay-

Bandshell Entertains
All Wednesday Night
EMCEE FOR the Annual Bandshell
Program on Wednesday night was
the former national FFA president,
Senator W. D. "Billy" Gunter. He
explained and conducted the mu-
sical contests. N. L. "Nat"
Storms was producer for the event
and F. D. McCormick was assist-
ant producer.
David Stalnaker of the Bradford
Convention Annual 1970 15

An electric cow?

Not yet. But modern technology does offer the
farmer many other labor-saving devices. Auto-
matic electric equipment boosts production,
saves man-hours, and cuts costs. Of course,
that's exactly what you're learning about as a
Future Farmer.
Florida Power and Light Company salutes
you and all our state's Future Farmers, and
pledges some powerful help.
Even though the world isn't ready for a cow
that goes bzzz.


To Future Farmers of America

Florida Hereford
J. PAT CORRIGAN. President
P.O. Drawer 1030. Klsimmee, Fa.

With Continuous Gains Thru
Performance Records
Congratulations To FFA Members
R. W. Jones, Jr., Farm
Box 156 Rt. 1 Ph. 912/874-6105
Leslie, Georgia 31764

To Florida Future Farmers
Breeder of Charolais Bulls
P.O. BOX 308-OFFICE PH: 305/656-1553
LEO FAUROT, Mgr. 305/277-4908

Continued Success
To FFA Members
JIM VOOT, Fieldman
P.O. Box 593 Phone AC 912
Perry, Georgia 31069 987-3319


A Vote of


In Florida's



The undersigned take this
opportunity to commend
the members of Florida's
Future Farmer chapters-
learning to be among the
nation's leaders of tomor-

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P.O. Box 473 Chiefland, Florida
PHONE: (AC 904)
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Best Wishes To FFA Members
"Home of the Modern Type"
Route 2, Box 763 Ph: 858-5037
Located on Old Polk City Road
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Senior Chapter was named State
Champion Harmonica player and
was awarded a pennant and $15.00.
The second place winner, Mitchell
Marsh, of the South Sumter FFA
Chapter received $8.00; Duane
Ashe of the Chipley Chapter, plac-
ing third, received $7.00; Alan
Flowers of Moore Haven FFA
Chapter, placed fourth and re-
ceived $6.00; and Andy Register of
the Turkey Creek Chapter re-
ceived $5.00 as fifth place winner.
Winning the State Quartet Con-
test was the Fort Pierce Chapter
Quarter, composed of Mike Jenk-
ins, Steve Jenkins, Robbie Jenk-
ins, and Allen Jenkins.
The Groveland FFA Chapter
Quartet placed second and re-
ceived $20; third was the Turkey
Creek Quartet, receiving $15;
fourth was the Monticello Quar-
tet, receiving $10; and fifth was
the West Nassau Chapter, receiv-
ing $10.
The Havana Chapter String
Band was named winner of the
State String Band Contest. Band
members were: Tommy Brock,
Buck Gregory, Bo Butler, and Phil
Boney. The band was awarded a
pennant and a $25 check by the
Florida Association. FFA.
The Suwannee Chapter String
Band placed 2nd and received $20
and the Fort Meade Chapter
String Band placed 3rd, receiving
Special entertainment between
contests was provided by Billy
Speer, Groveland FFA Chapter,
Milton Bryan, fourth vice presi-
dent, and Randy Scott and his
Country Gentlemen.
Chairman of the Judges for the
musical contest was Forrest Breck-

Farm Electrification
Winners Honored
A BREAKFAST for Chapter Farm
and Home Electrification Winners
and their advisers was held Thurs-
day morning in the Voyager Beach
Motel. This event was hosted by:
Tampa Electric Company; Florida
Power and Light Company, Gulf
Power Company; and Florida
Power Corporation. Toastmaster
for the event was Bob Lewis.
Presiding over the Thutsday
morning, sixth convention session,
was Milton Bryan, fourth vice
president, from Bartow.

Dennis Pharris addressing dele-
gate during Thursday session.

President Boyett presented the
Chapter Forestry Awards. The
chapter winners were presented
certificates from the St. Regis Pa-
per Company. Cash awards are
presented at the Agriculture
Teachers Conference in August.
Walnut Hill was judged State
Winner and first place winner in
Area I. Second place winner from
Area I was the Tallahassee-Leon
Chapter; first place winner from
Area II was Starke, second place
winner was Palatka; and Area III,
first place, Brooksville Chapter.
During this session, the nomin-
ating committee presented their
recommendations for the vice pres-
idents for 1969-70, and the floor
was opened for nominations for
each of the offices.
Dennis Pharris, National Stu-
dent Secretary, from Hillsboro,
Texas, and honor guest at the con-
vention, presented an enthusiastic
John Barnes, Project Coordina-
tor, West Florida Resource Con-
servation and Development Proj-
ect, Soil Conservation Service,
presented the Soil and Water
Management Awards.
Robert D. Strong, of the South
Sumter FFA Chapter, was named
State Winner and received a
$100.00 check from the National
FFA Foundation.
Area awards of $25.00 each were
presented to: Wayne Hurst, La-
fayette Chapter, Area I; Gene
Wynn, Hamilton County Chapter,
Area II; George Wilkins, DeLand
Chapter, Area III; Connally Bar-
nett, Fort Meade, Area IV; and
Thomas T. Scott, Fort Pierce
Chapter, Area V.

Florida Future Farmer

The Seaboard Forestry Awards,
sponsored by the Seaboard Coast
Line Railroad Company, were pre-
sented by Alan Fowler. The 1970
State Winner is Sandy Dowling, of
the Macclenny FFA Chapter. His
adviser is Jack Williams. Sandy
received a check for $320, and Mr.
Williams was presented a check
for $125 to attend the National
FFA Convention.
The Chapter Scrapbook Awards
were presented by G. C. Norman,
Area II Supervisor. These awards
are sponsored by the Florida Asso-
ciation, FFA. The Moore Haven
Chapter was named State Winner
and was awarded $50 and a pen-
nant. Area awards of $20 for first
place and $10 for second, in each
Area, were presented to:
Area I-Quincy and Vernon;
Area II-Santa Fe and Hamilton
County; Area III-DeLand and
Groveland; Area IV-Dade City
and Tampa, Buchanan Junior; and
Area V Okeechobee-Brahman
and South Dade.
Winner of the State Forestry
Farming Award sponsored by the
National FFA Foundation was
Sandy Dowling of the Macclenny
FFA Chapter. Virgil Davis, Ag-
rico Chemical Company, presented
the award. Mr. Davis also pre-
sented awards sponsored by Agrico
Chemical Company to the second
through fourth place winners in
the contest. Winners were: Carl
Redmon, Ponce de Leon, 2nd
place, $40; James W. Stephens,
Santa Fe, 3rd place, $30; and Da-
vid Parrish, Baldwin, 4th place,
Roe Lee, Florida FFA Repre-
sentative for the Progressive Far-
mer Magazine. presented a special
award to President Dale Boyett.
The award was a portrait of Presi-
dent Boyett in recognition of his
dedicated service and outstanding
leadership as Florida Association.
FFA President.
G. Pierce Wood, vice president,
Tampa Electric Company, pre-
sented the Foundation Award of
$100.00 and an award of $100.00
from the privately owned electric
companies of Florida to Michael
Skirvin, Santa Fe FFA Chapter,
state winner. His advisers, F. D.
McCormick, Larry Reese, and Bud
Riviere, received $100 to attend
National FFA Convention.
Area winners received awards
sponsored by the electrical organi-
zations as follows: 1st place, $75;
2nd place, $25; 3rd place, $15, and
4th place, $10.

Convention Annual 1970



Tom Hiett (left) of Sarasota showed this Santa Gertrudis Steer to Reserve
Grand Champion honors at the Sarasota 4-H & FFA Fat Steer Show &
Sale, March 21. The steer was bred by the Harley Watson Ranch, Arcadia,
and competed in a field of 37 animals.
John Brenneman (right) of Lakeland showed this Santa Gertrudis
Steer to Grand Champion at the Polk County Youth Steer Show at
Bartow, March 12. Bred by K. D. Eatmon, Pompano Beach, the steer
competed against 69 steers of all breeds, one of the largest shows in

Florida this year.
If you want a winner, contact one
Santa Gertrudis Breeders.

John B. Armstrong
Moore Haven, Fla.
Big B. Ranch
Belle CGade. Fla.
Billy Rogers Farms
South Bay, Fla.
Bruce B. Blount
Lake Placid, Fla.
Blackwater Farms
Jasper, Ala.
Blue Cypress Lk Ranch Inc.
Vero Beach, Fla.
Troy Burrell
Morriston, Fla.
Wayne Cary
Caryville, Fla.
Chamblee Farms, Inc.
Belle Glade, Fla.
E. H. Chapman
Plant City, Fla.
Harold or Margaret Case
Ft. Myers, Fla.
Circle L. Ranch
Elba, Ala.
Clarendon Plantation
Burton, S. Carolina
D. Russell Daniel
Okeechobee, Fla.
Diamond H Ranch
Leesburg, Fla.
Diamond T Ranch
Huntsville, Ala.
D'etrich Brothers
Orlando, Fla

Dixie Plantation
Quitman, Ga.
Double D Ranch Inc.
Loxohatchee, Fla.
K. D. Eatman
Loxahatchee, Fla.
El Rancho Grande
Miami Beach, Fla.
Griffith Ranch Inc.
Okeechobee, Fla.
Grey Rocks Ranch
Birmingham, Ala.
Charles G. Harman
Moore Haven, Fla.
H. L. Harvell-John W.
Brooksville, Fla.
it. D. Keene Herd
Winter Garden, Fla.
W. M. Larkin
Dade City, Fla.
T. C. Montgomery
Rock Island, Ill.
Nine Bar Ranch
Houston, Texas
Thomas H. O'Connor
Milton, Mass
Picnic Groves and Ran
Lithia, Fla.
R & R Farms
Union, Miss,
Reynolds Metals Co.,
Jamaica Div.
St. Ann, Jamaica, We

of these outstanding Florida

Ringo Ranch
Immokalee, Fla.
Ross Brothers
Branford, Fla.
Running M Ranch
Greensboro, N. C.
Dr. Adrian M. Samp.e
Fort Pierce, Fla.
Sleepy Hollow Farms
DeLand, Fla.
Stage Coach Ranch
Dade City, Fla.
Stuart Farm & Grove
Stuart, Fla.
Dwight L. Thomas
Pompano Beach. Fla.
John Thornhill
Tifton, Ga.
Three Bee Corp.
Lakeland, Fla.
Louis J. Trudel
Pompano Beach, Fla.
W. D. Waldron
Fort Lauderdale. Fla.
Harley Watson Ranch
Arcadia, Fla.
E. C. Wetherington
ch Anthony, Fla.
Dr. Robert B. White
Hun.sville, Ala.
Winnstead Plantation
Thomasville. Ga.
est Winrock Farms
Morrilton, Ark.

Florida Santa Gertrudis Ass'n, 1943 Tyler St., Hollywood, Fla.
Member of Santa Gertrudis Breeders International, Kingsville, Texas

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Phone 05/683-4933
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Area I-Alan Stephens, Malone,
1st; Everett Kirby, Lafayette, 2nd;
Ronald Williams, Bethlehem, 3rd;
and William Mitchell, Quincy-
Area II-Richard Taylor, Paxon
Senior, 1st; Robert Rosier, Brad-
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Fe Senior, 3rd; and Stewart Wil-
liamson, Baldwin, 4th.
Area III-Jerry Tarrents, Grove-
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ard, South Sumter Senior, 2nd;
Rickey Shirley, South Sumter Sen-
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Area IV-Perry Knight, Wau-
chula-Peace River, 1st; Amos W.
Hill, Jr., Mulberry, 2nd; James
Albritton, Mulberry, 3rd; and Don-'
esia Holton, Tampa-Middleton,
Area V-Earl Gibson, Moore
Haven, 1st; and Gerald Baggett,
Okeechobee-Brahman, 2nd.

Chapter Cooperative
Winners Announced
THE SEVENTH session on Thursday
afternoon was presided over by
second vice president, Bill Cellon
Chapter Cooperative. Awards
were presented by Allen Poole,
president, Florida Council of
Farmer Cooperatives and Jean
Rice, Cotton Producers Associa-
A check for $500 was presented
to the Santa Fe FFA Chapter at
Alachua. The money is to be used
by chapter advisers F. D. McCor-
mick, Bud Riviere, and Larry
Reese to help defray their expenses
while attending the American In-
stitute of Cooperation Meeting.
Area awards were as follows:
first place, $50; second place, $35;
third place, $25; and fourth place,
$10. Award winners were:
Area I-Walnut Hill, first place;
Poplar Springs, second place;
Ponce de Leon, third place; and
Bethlehem, fourth place.
Area II-Hamilton County, first
place; Bradford, second place;
Bell, third place; and Palatka Sen-
ior, fourth place.
Area III-South Sumter Senior,
first place; Groveland, second
place; South Sumter Junior, third
place; and DeLand, fourth place.
Area IV-Bartow Senior, first
place; Bradenton (Manatee), sec-
ond place; Mulberry, third place;

Mack R. Douglas, President Mas-
ter-Mind, Inc., addressing, dele-
gates during closing session.

and Fort Meade, fourth place.
Area V-Indian River (Vero
Beach), first place; Miami-Cen-
tral, second place; Okeechobee,
third place; and Immokalee, fourth
Dennis Pharris, National Stu-
dent Secretary, gave a report on
the National FFA Center and FFA
activities on the national level.
Committee reports were pre-
sented by representatives from the
various committees and were duly
Unfinished, old, and new items
of business were presented, dis-
cussed and taken care of. The
State Executive Committee revised
the State Constitution in order to
make it correspond with the Na-
tional Constitution and presented
it to the delegates. A decision was
made to accept the entire Consti-
tution as amended.
District Meetings were held dur-
ing the session. Each District met
and elected officers for the coming
President Dale Boyett presented
an attractive plaque to Michael
Johnson of the South Sumter Sen-
ior FFA Chapter as the Outstand-
ing District Officer for 1969-70.
Mike served as Secretary of Dis-
trict V.
The members of the Courtesy
Corps were honored for their out-
standing contribution toward mak-
ing the Convention a success.
A dinner was held Thursday eve-
ning for members and advisers of
the winning chapters in the Chap-
ter Cooperative Contest. The event
was sponsored by the Federal
Land Bank Association of Florida.
Homer Thompson, Federal Land

Florida Future Farmer

Bank Association of Tampa, was
the speaker.

Present Public Speaking and
Home Improvement Awards
THE THURSDAY evening, eighth
session, was presided over by State
Secretary Billy Woodard from the
South Sumter Senior FFA Chap-
The State Final Public Speaking
Contest added to the enjoyment of
the evening session. Lenn Jordan
of the Groveland FFA Chapter re-
ceived a check for $100 and a pen-
nant. Lenn will represent Florida
in the Tri-State Public Speaking
Contest in Gainesville, Florida,
July 13.
Ric Roberts of the Dade City
Chapter placed second in the con-
test and received $25.
John Hornbuckje, Lykes Pack-
ing Company of Dade City, pre-
sented the Public Speaking
Awards. Dr. Dan Spinks, Univer-
sity of Florida, acted as Chairman
of the Judges for the contest.
Dennis Pharris, representing
Jan Long and Mid-States and
Wire Company, presented the
Home Improvement Awards, which
are sponsored by the National
FFA Foundation and Mid-States
Steel and Wire Company.
Dennis Scarbrough of the Beth-
lehem. Chapter was presented a
check for $100 from the National
Foundation as State Winner.
Awards of $25, $10, and $5 were
presented to the first, second and
third place winners respectively.
Winners are:
Area I-Verdell Barrington, Jr.,
Howard Academy, first place;
Tony Smith, Godby, second place;
and Alexander Power, Carter-Par-
ramore, third place.
Area II-Robert Rosier, Brad-
ford Senior, first; Richard Doug-
las, Bell, second; and Woodrow
Beville, Santa Fe, third.
Area III-Larry Merritt, South
Sumter, first; Rickey Shirley,
South Sumter, second; and Jim
Harden, Sanford-Seminole, third.
Area IV-Danny Sheppard,
Brandon, first; Bill Webster, Tam-
pa-Chamberlain, second; and
Fletcher D. Holt, Jr., Dade City,
Area V-Alexander Glinton,
Delray Beach-Spady, first; Bar-
ney Cherry, Okeechobee-Brahman,
second; and Conrad Mellin, Mi-
ami-Central, third.
A plan was introduced during
this session to give proper recog-
Convention Annual 1970 19

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nition to all past state officers for
their dedication and outstanding
service to the FFA. This awards
program is the first of its kind in
the Nation. FFA and NFA State
Officers from 1929 to 1933 were
recognized and given a certificate.
The highlight of this program will
come in 1978 when the original set
of state officers will become char-
ter members of the Golden Gavel
Club. This is a great addition to
the State Conventions!
Richard Kelly, former FFA Ex-
ecutive Secretary, and C. M. Law-
rence, former State FFA Adviser,
were each presented a beautiful
plaque in recognition of their ded-
icated service to the Florida Asso-
ciation, FFA.

New Officers Installed
At Final Session, Friday
THE FINAL session of the 42nd An-
nual Convention Friday morning
was presided over by President
Dale Boyett.
The State Officers presented a
challenging message expressing
gratitude to those who have helped
Future Farmers develop and real-
ize their goals and challenging Fu-
ture Farmers themselves to always
set their goals high and look to-
ward the future.
Hilton Hatcher, Malone, was
named 1970 Star State Farmer.
Hilton is a member of the Malone
Chapter where his adviser is
Charles Saunders. Dennis Pharris
presented a check for $200 and a
certificate to Hilton from the Na-
tional FFA Foundation. Bruce
Hutchcraft, Farm Reporter,
WTVT, Tampa, presented Hilton
with a beautiful Star State Farmer
Trophy sponsored by WTVT,
Channel 13 Television, of Tampa.
Area Star Farmers were: Area
II, Robert Allen Morris, Mac-
clenny; Area III, Sherman Glenn
Wilson, South Sumter Senior FFA
Chapter; Area IV, Robert Hinton,
Turkey Creek; and Area V, Rich-
ard Mike McClure, North Miami.
Each of the Area Farmers was
awarded $75 by Aubrey Fowler,
North Florida Production Credit
Association, and an Area Star
Farmer pin by T. L. Barrineau,
State Adviser.
Mr. Barrineau also presented
District Star Farmer Pins to the
District Star Farmers and Mr.
Fowler presented $25 checks to

each winner. They were as follows:
Wyatte O'Steen, District II, La-
fayette; Johnny Copeland, Dis-
trict III, Santa Fe Senior; Stanley
Harris, District VI, Apopka; and
Fred Starling, District VIII, Lake-
President Dale Boyett gave his
report as retiring president.
Parents of the 1969-70 State Of-
ficers were presented Certificates
of Merit and Honorary State
Farmer Degrees. Those honored
were: Mrs. Veretha Boyett; Mr.
and Mrs. Mark Woodard; Mr. and
Mrs. Rudolph J. Rackley; Mrs.
Vera Cellon; Mr. and Mrs. Milton
W. Bryan, Jr.; and Mr. and Mrs.
Glenn W. Hollingsworth. The del-
egates showed their appreciation
of the parents by giving them a
standing ovation.
The past state officers were rec-
ognized and several spoke for a
few minutes, offering congratula-
tions for such a successful conven-
President Bob Hinton presented
outgoing President Dale Boyett a
gavel on which the names of his
fellow officers for 1969-70 were en-
T. L. Barrineau, State Adviser,
presented each of the outgoing of-
ficers with a past state officer's
President Dale Boyett presented
gifts from the State Officers to T.
L. Barrineau, Joe Kirkland, Carol
Wilkes, and Donna Vickers in ap-
preciation of their assistance dur-
ing their year as officers and dur-
ing the convention. Other staff
members and State Executive
Committee members were also
President Bob Hinton then gave
brief remarks and introduced the
guest speaker, Mack R. Douglas.
Mr. Douglas, President, Master-
Mind, Inc., gave an inspiring ad-
dress, "How- to Make a Habit of
The 42nd Annual Convention of
the Florida Association, Future
Farmers of America was adjourned
by President Bob Hinton.
A luncheon was held at the Voy-
ager Beach Motel for Incoming
and Outgoing Officers and State
FFA Award Winners following the
adjournment of the 42nd Annual
Convention. The event was spon-
sored by Wilson and Toomer Fer-
tilizer Company, Jacksonville.
President Bob Hinton was emcee
and William Stone, President,
Wilson and Toomer Fertilizer
Company, was the speaker.
Florida Future Farmer

Exit The Man
With The Hoe
For the past 20 years agricultural
workers have been leaving the
farms and crowding into the cities
looking for jobs which were non-
existent or for which they were un-
They saw no future for them-
selves because farming in America
had become more and more indus-
trialized. Machines costing hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars be-
gan doing the work more econom-
They had neither the land nor
the money to be farmers themselves
and they could see little profit in
farming, even though prices were
subsidized and the government was
paying farmers to take land out of
The growth of population at
home and the need for feeding more
people overseas is changing all this.
Even the machines need someone
to operate them. Every farmer,
however big he may be, needs ex-
perts in soils, nutrition, botany and
agronomy to advise him. Farming
has become big business, grown far
beyond the land owner and his sons
and offering jobs for a rapidly
growing number of skilled workers.
"As students in vocational agri-
cure, you are in for some exciting
days," Doyle Conner. Florida's
commissioner of agriculture, told
members of the Future Farmers of
America the other day. "I believe
in the future of agriculture, with a
faith born not of words but of
deeds, achievements won by the
present and past generations of ag-
riculture; in the promise of better
days through better ways, even as
the better things we now enjoy have
come to us from the struggles of
former years."
One thing about it, people have
to eat and there is a growing num-
ber of mouths that have to be fed,
and the American farmer has been
the most progressive in the world,
using the most advanced technolo-
gies to produce more food and fiber
per acre of land with less manual
labor and at less cost.
Today's farmer is no longer the
man with a hoe or one who walks
behind a plow.
He is the skilled mechanic who
keeps the machines working, the
scientist with his test tubes seeking
ways to kill nematodes or plant
pests without pollution.
It is indeed an exciting future.
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Health officials have credited the use of just one insecticide with saving 5 million lives
and preventing 100 million illnesses covering the short period during and immediately after
World War II.
More progress in food production has been made in the past 30 years than all previous
years of man's history. One farm worker in 1940 produced enough food and fiber for him-
self and nine others. Today he produces enough for himself and 41 other people. A recent
report of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the U. N. states that the single most im-
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pand the proper use of pesticides.
Since the introduction of synthetic organic pesticides, big game populations have held
their own or increased substantially. Game birds, small animals, and fish production have
all shown gains despite heavy pressures from sportsmen and urban expansion.
The indiscriminate and improper use of pesticides is wrong, but the condemnation of
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Hilton Hatcher is Star Farmer

HILTON HATCHER, 17, of the Ma-
lone FFA Chapter was named
Star State Farmer June 19 by the
Florida Association, Future Farm-
ers of America, during the 42nd
annual State FFA Convention in
Daytona Beach. Pictured above
is Hilton with his parents and
chapter adviser.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy F.
Hatcher of Route 1, Greenwood,
Hilton was recently graduated
from Malone High School where
his adviser was Charles Saunders.
Hilton's receiving the outstand-
ing award was based on the merit
of his supervised experience proj-
ects, including livestock, peanuts,
watermelons, and corn.
Hilton began in vocational agri-
culture and FFA in the eighth
grade. He confesses that his sec-
ond year (1966-67) as an FFA
member was his best year. His
supervised experience program
consisted of two Duroc sows, four
Spotted Poland China sows,
twenty acres of watermelons and
three acres of peanuts. Hilton's

profit during 1966-67 was $5,570.00
Hilton gives much credit for the
large profit to his father and voca-
tional agriculture teacher.
In his third year in FFA he
served as Chapter Sentinel, mem-
ber of the dairy, land, swine, beef,
forestry judging teams and parti-
cipated in parliamentary proced-
ure. It was also during this year
that he was named Star Greenhand
of his chapter and district.
The experiences of attending a
National Convention are opes
never to be forgotten. Hilton had
this opportunity in 1968-69. The
influence of attending affected his
thinking of the future in agricul-
ture and the FFA.
Hilton has had many experi-
ences in vocational agriculture
which provided additional experi-
ence, skill, and efficiency in agri-
cultural activities. Some of these
included: constructing farm build-
ing, building fences, building and
repairing electrical equipment,
planting and pruning trees and
shrubs, construction and maintain-

ing fire lines, planting cover crops,
selecting and using balanced ra-
tions, etc.
Hilton has shown 45 head of
swine at various shows in North
Florida. He has won 17 blue, 7
red, and 14 white ribbons, with 7
Grand Champions.
Upon receiving the award, Hil-
ton said, "To sum things up, I
would like to say that it is indeed
an honor for me to belong to the
greatest youth organization in Am-
erica, the FFA. I will always re-
member and uphold the Pledges
and Creed of the FFA."
The State Star Farmer presenta-
tion was made by Dennis Pharris,
National FFA Secretary, FFA
The Star State Farmer Award is
a citation given once yearly in
Florida to the FFA member and
vocational agriculture student who
has evidenced outstanding ability
in leadership, and in chapter and
community activities, even while a
high scholastic rating is main-

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