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Summer 1975

Orlando New Site for

FFA State Convention

The 47th Annual State Convention
and Leadership Conference will be
held at the Sheraton Towers Hotel in
Orlando, June 9-12 changing from
the traditional Daytona Beach
All those attending will be housed
in the Sheraton Towers, and sessions
will be held in the Citrus Crown Ball-
room in the hotel's Convention
The following Policies were de-
veloped for the 47th Convention.
In order for our State FFA Con-
vention to function properly and run
smoothly, it is necessary that we
maintain the following policies. It is

very important that each advisor and the hotel, we must be housed there.
FFA member do their part in helping There are excellent eating facilities
to abide by r- .... within a short distance of the Shera-
1) Hea qu 1 5 tn well as in the hotel and Court
Convention i rs ft F gs complex.
the Shera n Towers located at the Housing Rates: The Sheraton
intersection of the Florida Turnpike To rs has quoted the following
and 1-4 in rlando a result f rat for the FFA Convention:
recent meeting of 'h~ State sin es, $16.00 per day; Doubles,
Executive Committee, the State FFA $18 per day; Triples, $21.00 per
Advisory Elard, as well as the entire day Quads, $28.00 per day.
State Staf i willbe required of-all 'hese rates are subject to
FFA menjberg -A 4 s iolorll ida's 4% sales tax. All FFA mem-
register at tle'Maie A C 'v m and advisors who register for the
to be housed in the Sheraton Towers. FFA Convention must use the
In order for us to have access to official registration form and mail it
the excellent convention facilities in Continued on Next Page

Honor Guest at Convention Will be National President

National FFA President Alpha
Trivette from Ladysmith, Va., will
be the honor guest at the 47th
Annual State FFA Convention.
Trivette, a 20-year-old agri-
businessman, is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Burle A. Trivette. His advisors
at Ladysmith High School were F.
W. Latham, Wayne Welles, David
Coffey, and Stanley Jones.
Because of limited farming
opportunities at home, Alpha
decided as a sophomore to pursue an
agribusiness-related course of study
which included placement for work
experience in several local businesses.

Since enrolling in the vocational
agriculture program, Alpha worked
as a clerk in the local farm coop-
erative, then as a clerk and main-
tenance and repairman for a Service
Center specializing in tune-up and
repair of small gasoline engines.
An active leader in the FFA and
in his high school, Alpha served as
secretary and president of his
Chapter. He was president of the
Virginia FFA Association in 1973-74
and throughout his 4-year enroll-
ment in vocational agriculture,
Alpha participated in numerous
FFA contests at the federation and

state levels in his progress through
Future Farmer activities during
his high school career.
For two years Alpha was captain
of the Ladysmith baseball team, and
in 1973 he was co-captain of the
basketball team. He was a delegate to
Virginia Boys State and served from
1970-74 at the state level on the Keep
Virginia Green Committee. He was
an honor graduate in 1973.
Although he was not enrolled in
college at the time of his election,
Alpha plans to enter college and
major in agricultural education after
the completion of his year in office.

National FFA President,
Alpha Trivette of
Virginia, will be at Orlando.


Continued from Last Page
in advance to the Sheraton Towers.
May 15 is the absolute deadline for
advance registration.
3) Curfew: In order for our FFA
members to be alert and attentive at
the Convention sessions, a curfew of
11:30 p.m. will be in effect. This
means that everyone must be in their
rooms and quiet by 11:30 p.m.
4) Disney Tour: FFA members
and advisors will have an oppor-
tunity to tour Disney World and sur-
rounding attractions on Wednesday
evening immediately following the
afternoon session. Tour buses will
transport everyone to and from the
Sheraton Hotel.
5) Opening and Closing Sessions:
The 47th Annual Convention will
open Monday, June 9, at 2:00 p.m.
and close on Thursday, June 12, after
the evening session.
6) Attendance: Reports on
attendance at the convention
sessions will be taken. A report of
each chapter's attendance in the
delegate seating area will be made to
each school principal and super-
7) Rules of Order: Proper
behavior and order is imperative at
the FFA Convention. It will be
required of all advisors to be housed
adjacent to the members they are in
charge of. It will also be the advisor's
responsibility to make sure that the
curfew is adhered to and that
members attend each and every
Careful selection of those FFA
members who attend the convention
is essential to a successful one. All
FFA members who attend the con-
vention must be adequately
That won't reduce the fun, and
it will improve the fellowship, as
FFA members gather for the 47th

President ................Greg Wilbanks. Groveland
Secretary ................ Danny Schiffer, Orlando
Vice President ............... Edwin Mozley Malone
Vice President .........Bill Hamm, High Springs
Vice President ................ Gary Revels, Webster
Vice President ..............Wayne Hunther, Lithia
Vice President ...........Jack Lundy, Moore Haven
Florida Future Farmer
Volume XXXVI, Number 2
Summer 1975
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., 410 W.
Verona St., P.O. Box 1030, Kissimmee, Florida 32741,
for the Florida Association, Future Farmers ofAmerica.
Second a d l at Kissimmee Florida 32741.
CHANGIE OF ADDRESS, undeliverable copies,
and editorial correspondence should be sent to Marion
C. Riviere, Knott Building. Tallahassee, Florida 32304.
No subscriptions sold.
sponsored by State Department of Education. Ralph D.
Turlinton, Commissioner of Education; Joe D. Mills,
Director Vocational, Technical, and Adult Educa-
tion, Tallahassee, Florida.

The Sheraton Twin Towers, Orlando's newest convention hotel, is only
a few miles from Walt Disney World, and will make an excellent site
for this year's Future Farmer convention.

Nominating Committee Will

Interview on Sunday, June 8

The Nominating Committee, con-
sisting of the State FFA Officers will
interview state officer candidates for
1975-76 at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June
8, in the Palm Beach Room of the
convention center of the Sheraton
Towers Hotel. There will also be a
luncheon for all officer candidates in
the Volusia Room of the convention
center at 11:45 a.m. on Monday,
June 9.
Unsuccessful candidates for presi-
dent or secretary can run for vice
president in their Areas.
You should know the material in
the FFA Manual, your Chapter Pro-
gram of Activities, and about your
Occupational Experience Program
and participation in FFA activities.

The nominations for President
and Secretary (only) will be made
during the Monday evening session.
First ballots will be following the
Tuesday morning session, June 10. If
there is a runoff it will be Tuesday
afternoon at the end of the session.
The nominations for Vice President
will be made during the Wednesday
morning session. The first ballot for
Vice President will be after the Wed-
nesday morning session. The runoff
ballot will be during the afternoon
When the president and secretary
are elected, they will be expected to
work backstage with the officers;
when the vice presidents are elected,
they will begin to work baskstage.

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Space Mountain is
newest Walt Disney World
attraction. [Photo copyright
Walt Disney Productions]

The newly elected officers will
meet on Friday morning at the
Sheraton until around 12:00 noon.
Advisors of the new officers are wel-
come to attend the officers meeting.
The President and Secretary
should not plan to attend college
next year. Should the Vice Presi-
dents attend, they should take a light
(minimum hour) load.
In planning your campaign for
state office, please consider the
following items:
1) Reason should be used in the
amount of money spent for your
campaign. Too much money used is
a waste and may work against you in
the campaign.
2) Your personal contact with
the delegates is your best campaign.
They want to know you as an indi-
vidual and need an opportunity to
study your qualifications. Remember
a firm handshake, a friendly smile,
and looking the individual in the
eyes are most important assets for
3) Campaign material may not
be placed up until 1:00 p.m. Sunday,
June 8. Posters and cards should not
be taped to walls or painted surfaces.
They should not be stapled or tacked
to any wood surface including trees.
If your posters cause any property
damage you are responsible for the
repair cost. Please keep these items
in mind and discuss them with your
campaign assistants. (Use only
masking tape and not scotch tape.)
4) No campaign materials will be
allowed inside the Auditorium except
in the lobby. This includes posters
and cards. No materials will be
allowed on the glass doors at the
entrance to the Auditorium. This
includes posters and cards.
5) Each candidate is responsible
for removing his campaign material
when the elections are complete.

Color Slides Available
At 47th Convention
Due to lack on interest in the photo-
graphic services (black & white)
offered at the convention, a color
slide program and cassette tape of
the 47th convention will be produced
by Mr. Gene Morse, Convention
Details will be announced at the

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Summer, 1975

State Officers Comment on FFA Values

by Greg Wilbanks
State President
Have you ever wondered why it is
that the person with the most to do
usually gets everything done and has
time for other things, while a person
with a little to do, can never catch up
and usually hasn't time for anything
I have, though I never could
understand it before, found the
answer this year as State FFA Presi-
dent. You might say it's given me the
Key of Understanding. Understand-
ing the one thing that is so
important, if you are going to stay on
top of things. That Key is "keeping
yourself organized."
There are beautiful and unique
events happening every day all
around you .. chances upon
changes to get involved and be
engaged in things that will not only
be beneficial in what you will learn,
but also give you great enjoyment
and pleasure. Is it not true that when
you enjoy what you're doing, you get
twice as much out of it than you
would if you're not very interested?
Some of you have probably been
in a position where there have been a
lot of things happening at one time
and you found yourself running
around in circles and really not get-
ting much done at all. Why is that?
Could it be that you were concen-
trating on too many things at once,
while you were trying to do a little
here, and hit a lick there.
You may have found you're not
applying yourself enough in any one
area to get much accomplished. I
must say I have found myself in that
position and not until I slowed down
and took one thing at a time did I
start making any headway.
When I started this year and
began to see all the events and
activities I would be involved in, I
couldn't imagine any possible way to
do even half of them, but as time
went by, I realized I was meeting my
obligations with ease. I really
couldn't believe what had started out
to be a sort of gloomy year, because of
the extra tight schedule had turned
out to be one of the most exciting and
best years of my life. I have travelled
thousands of miles, attended count-
less events and met a host of the

world's greatest people and the main
reason I have been able to maintain
my tight schedule this year and still
enjoy all of this, is because I have
found that key! "Keep Yourself

Solve Leader
by Jack Lundy
Vice President
We can all become better and more
efficient leaders. Leadership is not a
quality that is inherited nor is it a
quality that comes easy. Leadership
is a quality which comes from hard
persistent work.
Almost every leader today had at
one time someone behind them push-
ing them in times of depression and
self-pity. Now you leaders, you dis-
trict and chapter officers, chairmen
of committees, it is time you started
pushing-prodding-helping the future
leaders of your chapters, districts,
areas and our state and nation.
The problem of solving the ques-
tion of how to inspire someone is
really unanswerable. A thousand
leaders can set out to be inspirational
and all be successful but they will
have used many different means to
reach the same common goal.
The first step is to get them to
take a look at the rewards leadership
brings such as the enjoyment of
fellowship members all across this
great state and nation of ours. The
great satisfaction of seeing someone
else bloom and do the best job ever,
knowing you inspired him when to
take that first step, knowing how
much you helped by inspiring just
that one person. Remember, get
going, be persistent, keep on going,
and you can be nothing but a winner.
You must have pride or you have
nothing. If you have pride in your
chapter, in its work, in its accom-
plishments, you will have an out;
standing chapter. If you have pride in
what you are, in what you have
accomplished in the credibility of
your work, then you will be an out-
standing person, unless you let your
pride get carried away.
Always be humble, you are not a
bit better or higher than John Doe
FFA member or any John Doe. A lot
of hard hours of work are ahead and
it is your and my duty to see they put

in those hours. To instill pride into
them and their chapters is not an
easy thing to do, but the results are
worth the effort.
We might take a lesson from
weight lifting. The first reps are easy,
but that last one when you have to
reach way down inside to get it up,
that's the one that does the most
good. The same is true in building
yourself and other leaders. Don't ever
be satisfied you can always get a little
more and do a little better.
A leader does not start out a
leader he starts out a follower. We
must put an emphasis on partici-
pation and making winning contests
a real challenge and honor to get
more individuals and chapters
involved. A taste of hard earned
victory is a medicine that cures all.
Instill pride, and present a chal-
lenge, and watch the leaders develop.
It's not easy but not a single thing
that's worthwhile is.

by Bill Hamm
Vice President
Over the past five years that I've been
involved in the FFA, some of the
most memorable experiences have
been with my FFA Advisors. There
has never been any time when I have
looked at my advisor that I have not
seen someone that was not only a
good teacher but also a friend as well.
This attitude or relationship is one
that plays a great part in the develop-
ing of a young student's outlook
toward himself and others.
A good relationship between
teacher and student not only makes
learning easier, but also makes it
enjoyable. I can remember trips
made for the purpose of practicing
judging contests, and at the same
time we were learning about what we
were supposed to judge or how we
were supposed to do a certain ability
in Parliamentary Procedure practice.
We would also have a good time with
our teacher and advisor and make
practice something we always looked
forward to.
Another thing about this relation-
ship that I have experienced, is that
it lasts a lot longer than one with a
math teacher or English instructor
for example and to me this is most

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important. I feel that few things in
this world today are more important
than a friend. Your FFA advisor can
be someone with whom you can talk,
possibly confide in to help ease the
burden of a troubling thought. To
some they can be a father they never
had, to others a big brother, but most
important of all, they can be a friend.
So, to those of you who have a few
years left in the FFA, even down to a
few days, get to know your advisor as
someone besides a teacher. Develop a
relationship that will stay with you
for the rest of your life, so that you
too, will have many memorable

Future Farmers '
by Danny Schiffer
State Secretary
There is a portion of our opening
ceremony that depicts the char-
acteristics of successful FFA mem-
bers. It is "to practice brotherhood,
honor rural opportunities and
responsibilities, and develop those
qualities of leadership which a
Future Farmer should possess."
Traveling around this year we
have worked to make this paragraph
even more realistic and meaningful.
We have also had the opportunity to
see many FFA members and how
they react to this thought. It has been
encouraging in our eyes to see FFA
members all around us who are work-
ing to cooperate with one another,
desiring to get to know each other
and being fair in all the things that
are done.
The word is "brotherhood" and
as FFA members, we have a "once in
a life-time" opportunity to get to-
gether in such a manner. We all
should take advantage of the situa-
tion. It's a good thing to know later in
life also.
Yet, through those same eyes, we
have also seen FFA members who
stay by themselves, work alone and
whose discouragement shows when
the winning cards aren't in their
Now, this is no attempt to paint a
dark picture of FFA members. It is
merely an effort to be realistic about
some of the problems that are facing
us and what needs to be improved
An elderly FFA advisor once said,
"Folks can compliment you all day
long, but you still won't be a better
person if you don't hear about your
Summer, 1975

weak points." Yes, that is very true
and something that we all should
keep in mind.
The next time that we have the
opportunity to meet with other FFA
members, we ought to stop and think
about what we say in the opening
ceremony regarding brotherhood. Do
we really practice that attitude? Or,
are those only words to recite?
The next time that FFA members
are competing in a contest, we should
pause to consider that competition
between chapters is only for the con-
Drop the competition barriers the
rest of the time. No matter who ends
up on top after the competition is
over, be a good sport about it all. Con-
centrate on being a gracious loser and
if we happen to win, eat that good old
humble pie! Everybody will benefit
by the experience. Perhaps there is
one more word that we should add to
that paragraph depicting successful
FFA members and that is ... and
develop those qualities of leadership
and respect that a Future Farmer
should possess." Everywhere that we
go, keep in mind what that FFA
jacket represents, and what type of
person is wearing it. Remember, the
word is brotherhood.

Working together is not always
easy, it takes both or all people
involved trying their best to work to-
gether and get the job done. All that
you have to do is do your part. But
don't stop here, always do the best job
you can. Take pride in what you do.
If it be in the FFA or at home or on
the job. Take pride in what you do.
Former Head Coach of the Green
Bay Packers, Vince Lombardy once
said, "If you can accept losing you
can never be a winner," and I say, "If
you can accept doing anything but
your best you will never be a success."
Always do the best you can and
you will some day succeed. You
might not always place first or second
but isn't it better to place third than
not to enter the contest and say,
"well I might have won it if I had
tried." Just remember this, "can't
never did nothing."
I have truly enjoyed serving as
your state vice president this year. I
have also enjoyed meeting all the
FFA members with which I have met
this year. I am looking forward to see-
ing you all at the State Convention in
Orlando, but if for some reason I
don't get the pleasure just remember
this you are the reason my year has
been so great.
Please take advantage of the
opportunities the FFA has to offer
and you will be able to say, "I did"
not "I could have."

Work Together "'
by Wayne Hunter
Vice President Motivating
FFA Aldvicnrc

Traveling throughout the state this
year as a State FFA Officer has been
a very rewarding year for me. I have
had an opportunity to meet a lot of
people and go a lot of very interesting
places. This year has given me the
pleasure of working with seven of the
greatest people and our "Boss," Mr.
Bud Riviere, State Executive
Secretary. In working with these
seven other young men and with
FFA members all over the state, I
have learned how important it is to
work together. Yes, we all need to
learn to work together.
Many of you FFA members will
be joining a Parliamentary Pro-
cedure Team, running for a chapter
office or joining some type of judging
contest, and you will need to know
how to work and get along with other
people. Yes, working together is very
important if it be between a set of
chapter officers, an advisor, and
county or state coordinators, and,
yes, between state officers and
chapter members.

by Gary Revels
Vice President
How can an FFA advisor be inspired
to do his best? The question has been
asked thousands of times and no
doubt there are a variety of good
answers. I believe that my sugges-
tions are both practical and effective.
First of all, the FFA member is
the motivating force behind his
advisor. He is the one the advisor
wants to progress in the FFA. A
strong FFA Chapter must have a
good advisor who has drive and is
liked by his students. The students
must learn to put their trust in him.
They need to have a lot of confidence
in the man who teaches them many
important skills. The students them-
selves must translate the ideas and
skills into practice.
A chapter that is lifeless will
make a strong advisor look weak and
make him loose confidence in him-
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April 3rd was the State FFA Land
Judging Contest at the Baden Powell
Boy Scout Reservation near Melrose.
39 FFA Teams competed for the
honor of participating in the
National Contest in Oklahoma City.
The North Marion FFA Chapter
was the State Winner with 594
points. Team members are Scott
Barrett, Jill Bradbury, Mark
Sawallis and Hal Gladney. Their
Advisor is Mr. William R. Miller.
Other chapters, with their rank

Rank, Chapter, Score
1-North Marion, 594
2-South Sumter, 537
3-Pensacola Tate, 531
4- Santa Fe, 510
5-Winter Haven, 507
6-Interlachen, 504

Continued from Last Page
If even one student shows that he
wants to work hard and achieve some
high goals, he is going to inspire his
advisor. He will also inspire his fellow
FFA members and start the chapter
on the road to glory. He can't expect
the advisor to be self motivating.
It takes cooperation from each
FFA member to help an advisor. The
advisor can't do everything. If he is a
good advisor he will try to inspire his
members to set high goals.
If he is a good advisor in a poor
chapter, what can be expected from
him? Can he jump right in and make
his chapter the best in the state? No,
he needs the help of every member.
A member can go to him and tell
him he wants to help. For example,
he might want to try to get a new
team together. Sure it will take time
and a lot of hard work, but with dedi-
cated effort, more members will come
around and the advisor will be en-
couraged to spend extra time with the
members. Remember, all it takes is a
little encouragement from the indi-
vidual member to get the ball rolling.
If one sets high goals for himself
and the advisor doesn't seem to want
to help him reach those goals, he
shouldn't be discouraged, but should
work on his own. If he keeps pecking
away at it, the advisor will see that he
means business and will come around
and start helping. The member must
take the first step in inspiring his
advisor just as someone else must
have helped to inspire him.
Established advisors can help

7-Lafayette, 501
8-Trenton, 495
9-Williston, 489
10-Hardee, 483
11-Baker, 477
12- Cottondale, 474
13- Zephyrhills, 474
14-Mann-Brandon, 456
15-Branford, 447
16-DeSoto, 446
17-Palmetto, 441
18-Sarasota, 425
19-Ft. Pierce, 417
20-Allentown, 417
21- Groveland, 414
22-Poplar Springs, 407
23- Crystal River, 399
24-Hamilton, 391
25- Okeechobee (Brahman), 372
26-Vero Beach, 366
27-Pahokee, 342

motivate younger advisors by giving
them a share of responsibility.
Instead of doing everything, he can
let the new advisor take charge.
Given the opportunity to show what
he has learned and express his ideas,
a young advisor will grow. Even
though he has less experience he
needs to take a team and coach it.
The members will help him and it
will give him a lot of pride, especially
if they do well. If they don't it can
give him the drive to do better next
time and the will to keep coming
Mr. John Stephens, my former
advisor is at his best when working
with young advisors. He gives them a
certain responsibility and helps them
when they need it. He lets them
coach teams and go places that it
seems he should be going. He builds
confidence in them and strives to
help them reach higher goals.
The people of a community also
help motivate an advisor. If the
people are strong FFA supporters,
one can bet the advisor is going to try
harder to help the chapter than if the
community doesn't care for the FFA.
I firmly believe the community is the
strongest motivating force for a
chapter and its advisor. After all, try-
ing to please parents and friends is
important to everyone.
Community members with
special skills can volunteer to help a
new advisor with chapter projects.
Parents can make special efforts to
support activities planned by the
young advisor and to express appre-
ciation for his efforts a little praise
goes a long way.
I hope I have answered the

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question I asked at the beginning. An
advisor is motivated by his members,
their parents, the community, and
other advisors. They must let him
know they are willing to help him
and the chapter is ready to go.
Remember, everyone must do his
share and then the inspiration will
work both ways.

Promoting a
Good Image
by Edwin Mozley
Vice President A b
As an FFA member you are a part of
one of the oldest youth organizations
in America. This automatically puts
a certain amount of strain on you, for
it is very important that you leave a
good impression wherever you go.
One of the easiest ways to do this
is to make a good first impression.
This isn't as hard to do as you
might think. The best tool you have
to work with is your FFA jacket. As
much publicity as the FFA has
received in the past few years, almost
everyone recognizes our jacket. So
when you are wearing it, you must do
your best to be that courteous young
person that people expect you to be.
When wearing your jacket, you
don't have to act like you're going to
break if you move but you don't
have to act like a maniac either. In
my travels as a State Officer I have
seen many FFA members in action. I
have to say that sometimes I just
don't get a good impression of some
members. Especially when a member
has the sleeves on his jacket rolled up,
and his shirt tail out.
It's easier to promote a good
image than it is to cover up a bad
When you elected me vice presi-
dent of our association, I imme-
diately found out how important a
good image was. After a luncheon
with the officers of one of the largest
companies in Florida, I found out for
myself that what our "boss" had been
telling us was true: "The FFA is the
most respected youth organization in
As you go through your years in
the FFA, always be aware that some-
one is watching you. Maybe you
don't know it, but that Greenhand in
the eighth grade thinks of you as a
hero, or an adult wishes he could
have had the same experiences you're
Act accordingly, and promote the
right FFA image!


What we found in this

Florida peanut field wasn't peanuts.

Up until 1970, Jay was a small,
peaceful city on the Florida Pan-
handle where peanuts, soybeans
and cotton were grown.
Visit Jay today and you'd still see
a small, peaceful city on the Florida
Panhandle where peanuts, soy-
beans and cotton are grown. Plus
some new things which you
wouldn't see unless you searched
for them. Oil wells.
The Jay Field, which extends
into southern Alabama, is the big-
gest oil discovery on the U.S. main-
land in more than ten years. And
it's now good for more than a billion
gallons of oil a year.
The important story about Jay is
not just the oil field. It's how an oil

field can fit into a quiet farming
community without turning it up-
side down.
Before the field became opera-
tional, Exxon and other oil com-
panies commissioned an extensive
study of the existing environment
around Jay. The quality of the water,

the land and the air were all mea-
sured and evaluated. Today, Exxon
uses these measurements as a
guideline in the operation of all
their Jay facilities.
We think this is a good example
of how the oil industry can coexist
with a rural environment. Because
the oil from this field is needed to
help meet the energy needs in
America. And we're proving we can
get it without messing up a way of
life in Jay.

E)(o N

Summer, 1975

IFAS University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Deadline for Washington Conference June 1

The Washington Conference Pro-
gram is operated by the National
FFA Organization in cooperation
with the U. S. Office of Education,
Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare, Washington, D. C.
The Conferences are designed to
serve Chapter FFA Officers and
Advisors. Area, district, section and
federation officers are also eligible to
participate. It is suggested that
chapters send their new chapter
president and if the chapter desires,
one other newly elected officer. A
maximum of two FFA officers per
chapter, per summer, may enroll due
to the great demand for the con-
Advisors are encouraged to
attend. Advisor meetings with
National FFA Center Staff are
planned to discuss FFA chapter
activities and national services avail-
able from the FFA Center in
The function of the Washington
Conferences is to further develop
leader confidence and skills. Officers
and advisors will become personally
acquainted with one or more
National FFA Officers, gain appre-
ciation for our Nation's great
heritage, and participate in leader-
ship and personal development
workshops. The workshops will be
conducted by an outstanding and
experienced conference staff.
Special emphasis, during the con-
ferences, will be placed on obtaining
new ideas for chapter action includ-
ing fund raising, public relations,
community development and the
effective use of state and national
FFA activities and services. Partici-
pants will get involved throughout
the 5-day 5-star program spelled out
on the inside of this poster. Partici-
pants will visit the National FFA
Center, Mount Vernon, Arlington
National Cemetery, historical monu-
ments, and their home district
congressmen on Capitol Hill.

How to Apply
The conferences will be held in
Alexandria, Virginia at the Olde
Colony Motor Lodge just outside
Washington, D. C., near the
National FFA Center. Each con-
ference will begin at 7:00 p.m. on
Monday and end at 8:00 a.m. on
Saturday. Cost of each student will
be $130.00 for all expenses while in

the Washington area. Advisors and
wives will pay additional costs for
single and double room accom-
modations. The first conference meal
is Tuesday breakfast and the last is
Friday dinner.
Travel to and from Washington is
the responsibility of the chapter,
state or individual. Advisors are en-
couraged to attend. Reserve space for
your chapter representatives now:

return the application and select the
participants later; or if those attend-
ing are known, please indicate names
on the application form.
Upon receipt of the Chapter
Application and a $20.00 deposit, for
each chapter participant, additional
conference information and indi-
vidual registration cards will be sent
to your chapter. The deposit is
refundable up to June 1.


.J1.inmmee, jlorida

April 24, 1975

Marion C. Riviere, Editor
Florida Future Farmer
Knott Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Dear Mr. Riviere:

I was pleased to read the article about the Florida
in your spring issue of Florida Future Farmer.
High school rodeo is a growing activity, and I feel
continue to grow among FFA students in the future.

High school Rodeo

the interest will

During the recent Silver Spurs Rodeo board meeting, it was my pleasure
to aid the Florida High School Rodeo Association in planning their
1975 finals, to be held in the Silver Spurs Stadium here in Kissimmee,
June 13, 14, and 15.
I'd like to thank state FFA officials for allowing me to make July 4 a
Florida Future farmer Recognition Day. I would hope that all students
could attend that day; however, I would like to extend an invitation
for other Silver Spurs events:
The rodeo shows at 8:00 P.M., July 5, and at 3:30 P.M., July 6, will
both be of interest to FFA. The annual parades will be on Saturday,
July 5--10:30 A.M. in St. Cloud and 3:30 P.M. in Kissimmee--and are
events some FFA students might want to participate in. Anyone who
would like to ride in the parades should contact the Silver Spurs,
Box 1909, Kissimmee 32741, or call either 847-5118 or 847-4052.
Thank you again for your interest and help.


Davis Bateman, Big Boss


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