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Title: The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
Physical Description: v. : illus. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Kissimmee Florida
Frequency: quarterly
Subject: Agricultural education -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1- 1938-
Numbering Peculiarities: Volumes for 1956-1957 both numbered v. 17.
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Volume ID: VID00129
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Comm sioner Ralph Turlington
greets hris Hardee president of
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Americ as a part o to e VdJatonal
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FFA Officers Meet Cabinet Members

Vocational student organizations
develop enthusiasm, plus. That plus
includes leadership, confidence, deter-
mination, and intelligence.
The leadership of over 400,000
vocational students in Florida
gathered for the Fourth Annual
Vocational Student Officer's
Conference. The conference was held
at the Tallahassee Hilton Hotel. Ap-
proximately 100 state officers repre-
senting the Cooperative Education
Clubs of Florida (CECF), Future
Homemakers of America (FHA
HERO), Future Farmers of America
(FFA), Future Business Leaders of
America (FBLA/Phi Beta Lambda),
Vocational Industrial Clubs of
America (VICA), and Distributive
Education Clubs of America (DECA)
participated in the busy three-day
The conference opened with regis-
tration and an evening cookout beside
the Hilton pool. Members of each club
came dressed in their brightly colored
club jackets to enjoy a fine fare and to
mix with officers from other clubs and
special guests. During the evening,
student leaders posed for photographs
and chatted with local and state
government leaders, including Com-

missioner of Education Ralph
Turlington, State Comptroller Gerald
Lewis, Director of the Division of
Vocational Education Joe D. Mills,
and other Division staff members.
Throughout the conference, stu-
dent leaders met with their individual
clubs in planning sessions and par-
ticipated in "round table" discussions
with members of other clubs. The
round table discussions provided an
opportunity for leaders of different
clubs to exchange ideas about their in-
dividual club's Bicentennial activities,
fund raising projects, and methods of
getting club members more involved
in club activities. Many of the club
chapters are planning Bicentennial ac-
tivities for their schools and com-
On the second day of the con-
ference, each club made a presentation
to introduce its organization to at-
tending guests. These guests included
Representative Mary Singleton, Vice
Chairperson, House Education Com-
mittee; Senator Philip Lewis,
Chairperson, Senate Education Com-
mittee; Joe D. Mills, Director, Divi-
sion of Vocational Education; and C.
M. Lawrence, Assistant Director,
Division of Vocational Education.

Representative Singleton and
Senator Lewis each spoke briefly
about some of the issues facing the
Senate and House Committees with
regard to vocational education funding
for the coming year. Mills and
Lawrence outlined some of the efforts
the Division is making to deal with the
tight budget. Both Mills and Lawrence
praised the effectiveness of vocational
student organizations in motivating
students. They also challenged stu-
dent leaders to help maintain this suc-
Following these brief remarks, the
meeting was opened to questions from
students. Recurring throughout the in-
teraction between the students and
adult leaders was the student concern,
"What can we do" to improve
vocational education programs.
Senator Lewis suggested that
vocational student organizations make
an effort to contact their local
legislators and "let them know who
you are." He also urged students to
promote Vocational Education Week
in their schools and communities.
Mills charged students to work within
their schools.
Other presentations during the
(Continued on Page 8)

Officers of the Vocational Student Organizations watch as Governor Reubin Askew
signs a proclamation designating Feb. 8-14, 1976 as Vocational Education Week.
Butch McMullian, Vice President, far left, represents Florida Association, FFA.

Governor Askew Proclaims Feb.

8-14 Vocational Education Week
WHEREAS, the cultural and economic welfare of the citizens of the State of
Florida, as well as the economic future of its business community, depends upon
the vocational, technical and adult education opportunities offered in Florida; and
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States and the Legislature of the State
of Florida through legislative action have recognized the importance of vocational,
technical and adult education, and
WHEREAS, the American Vocational Association by representative assembly
and the Florida Vocational Association have designated the second week in
February as Vocational Education Week;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Reubin O'D. Askew, by virtue of the authority vested
in me as Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby proclaim the week of Feb. 8-
14, 1976, as Vocational Education Week in the State of Florida and urge the
citizens to take part in the vocational, technical and adult education opportunities
offered in Florida.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great
Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 27 day of
January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and seventy-six.
Reubin O'D. Askew

FFA Coming Events

Check Your Calendar!

April 30 ........................... . Regional Contest
May 1 .... Deadline For:

May 7 ....
June 14-17
July 11-16
July 18-23

Chapter Safety
Chapter Cooperative
Chapter Accomplishment Report
BOAC Applications
......... Agricultural Mechanics Contest Finals
....................... State FFA Convention
...... State FFA Forestry Camp, Regions 1 & 2
... State FFA Forestry Camp, Regions 3, 4, & 5

Meet Your



Bobby Tucker
National FFA President
Mineola, Texas
Bobby Tucker, 21, of Mineola, TX,
was named National President of the
Future Farmers of America at the
organization's 48th National FFA
In the Texas FFA Association,
Bobby moved through the ranks from
district president in 1971 to area presi-
dent in 1972, and state president in
Tucker was a member of the
Greenhand parliamentary procedure
team and farm radio team, and par-
ticipated on the state level in both
contests. Tucker won the state public
speaking contest in Texas and went on
to place third in the National contest.
While in high school Tucker served
as president of the speech club and the
student council. He was also an officer
in the Spanish Club and the National
Honor Society.
As a vocational agriculture student
under instructors Lester Cole and Glen
Dossett, Tucker enrolled in the
vocational agriculture program during
his sophomore year with one calf as his
supervised experience project. While
increasing the number of feeder calves,
he also enrolled in the cooperative
part-time training program working in
the parts department of a local tractor
and implement dealer. He continued
to work in this position through his
first year of college.
At the time of his election Bobby
was a sophomore at Texas A & M Uni-
versity majoring in Agricultural
Education. He plans to take a year's
leave of absence from college to per-
form his FFA duties.

Mike Jackson
National FFA Secretary
Tipton, Indiana
Mike Jackson, a 20 year old crop and
livestock farmer from Tipton, IN,
began his involvement in the chapter
creed contest and enrollment in a
supervised experience program.
Because of his interest in pro-
duction, Mike expanded his program
to include corn, tomatoes, soybeans,
and swine. Along with his farming
program, Mike has continued his par-

Florida Future Farmer

The six National FFA Officers elected to serve the 485,000 member National FFA
Organization in 1975-76 are (left to right): Doug Loudenslager, 21, of Morral, Ohio,
Eastern Region Vice President; Ron Wilson, 20, of Manhattan, Kansas, Central
Region Vice President; Mike Jackson, 21, of Tipton, Indiana, National Secretary;
Bobby Tucker, 21, of Mineola, Texas, National President; Elton Bouldin, 20, of
Boaz, Alabama, Southern Region Vice President, and Leo Anderson, 21, of
Albin, Wyoming, Western Region Vice President.

ticipation in other FFA areas and was
selected the 1972 Indiana state public
speaking winner.
Mike has been an active FFA
member, serving the FFA in the offices
of chapter and district president in
1972-73 and secretary of the Indiana
FFA Association in 1973-74. After elec-
tion as a state officer, he enrolled at
Purdue University majoring in
agriculture economics and pre-law.
Besides his FFA work, Jackson was
involved in many other school func-
tions. While in high school, he par-
ticipated in Hoosier Boys State as At-
torney General, received the DeKalb
Award, and was selected outstanding

State Officers
President ............... Chris Hardee, Chiefland
Secretary ...... Rick Stratton, Sarasota
Vice President ...........Butch McMullian, Malone
Vice President ............ Sammy Kight, Branford
Vice President....... Sam McConnell, south Sumter
Vice President . : Kelton Stephenson, Tampa Bay Tech
Vice President ......... Richard Beck, Moore Haven
Program Consultant ....... Gary Bartley, Tallahassee
Program Director ......... Joe Kirkland, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer
Volume XXXVIII, Number 1
Spring 1976
Published quarterly by Cody Publications, Inc., 410 W.
Verona St.,P.O. Box 1030, Kissimmee, Florida 32741, for
the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America. Sec-
ond class postage paid at Kissimmee, Florida 32741.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS, undeliverable copies, and
editorial correspondence should be sent to Gary Bartley,
Knott Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32304. No subscrip-
tions sold.
State Department of Education. Ralph D. Turlington,
Commissioner of Education; Joe D. Mills, Director of
Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education; Joe R. Kirk-
land, Program Director, Agricultural Education, Tallahas-
see, Florida.

senior agriculture student. At Purdue,
Jackson was a member of Purdue Stu-
dent Government, Omicron Delta
Kappa leadership honorary, and
Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He was
a deacon in his church and par-
ticipated in many community ac-
tivities. Jackson's career objectives are
to attend law school, to be involved in
civic activities, and to eventually
return to the family farm owned by his
Jackson will take a year's leave of
absence from college to perform his
FFA duties this year.

Elton Bouldin
Vice President-
Southern Region
Boaz, Alabama
Elton Bouldin is a 19 year old diver-
sified livestock farmer.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F.
Bouldin, Elton has been active in the
FFA and agribusiness education for
five years. He started his farming
program with the purchase of one
duroc gilt and has gradually expanded
to include six sows and a small beef
and crop operation. Elton also has part
interest in the family broiler business
which includes four broiler houses with
a capacity of 44,000.
More recently Elton's main
agriculture interest has been in the
field of Agricultural Journalism. Prior
to his election Elton was employed as

farm editor at The Sand Mountain
Reporter, a local newspaper.
In the FFA, Bouldin was president
of his chapter in 1972-73. He served
under chapter advisor James R.
Hamilton at Crossville High School.
Elton served the Alabama FFA Asso-
ciation as president in 1973-74. He
participated in the public speaking
contests on the county, district, and
state levels.
Bouldin was the state Fish and
Wildlife Management proficiency
award winner in 1975 and was named
Youth Conservationist of the Year by
the Alabama Wildlife Federation.
A member of the Beta Club for
three years, Bouldin also served as
president of his senior class and the
Future Teachers of America Club at
Crossville. During his senior year he
was named to three all tournament
basketball teams.
In addition to his FFA and
agricultural interests, Bouldin enjoys
all types of sports and working with

Ronald J. Wilson
Vice President-
Central Region
Manhattan, Kansas

Ronald Wilson, a 20-year-old crop and
livestock producer from Manhattan,
KS is involved in a beef, pork, and
crop production operation with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. John
Wilson. His vocational agriculture in-
structor and FFA Advisor is Stanley R.
Bartel. Wheat and grain sorghum are
the main crops on their 640 acre farm.
During high school, Ron built up a cow
herd and a farrow-to-finish hog opera-
In 1973-74, Wilson served as presi-
dent of the Kansas FFA Association.
Before that, he was chapter reporter
and president and was district vice-
president. He won the state Agri-
cultural Newswriting contest and
placed second in state Public Speak-
ing competition. Ron was also active in
judging contests on the district, state,
and national levels.
He was recognized in Who's Who of
American High Schools, was an honor
student, was assistant editor of his
school newspaper, and served as 4-H
Club president.
Now a junior in Agricultural
Education at Kansas State Uni-
versity, Wilson is active in campus ac-
tivities. He is an Ag Ambassador and a
member of the Student Senate and Ag
Student Council. Ron is also an active

(Continued on Page 7)

Spring, 1976

State Judging Contests Held

At University of Florida
Approximately 1500 FFA members and advisors attended the State Judging Contests at the University of Florida March 6.
The winning teams in Poultry, Dairy and Livestock will represent Florida in National Competition in November in
Kansas City.
The top ten teams in Meats Judging were called back on April 23 to compete for state honors. The second place Team in
the Dairy division will represent Florida in the Dairy Products Contest on the National level.
Results of these contests were mailed to all chapters and are listed below in order of ranking.

State Dairy Judging

1353-Hardee Senior
1338-South Sumter Senior
1319-Plant City Senior
1306-Okeechobee Senior
1277-Santa Fe Senior
1273-Newberry Junior
1256-Coconut Creek
1254-Baker County
1250-Lakeland Senior
1246-Southeast High Senior
1245-Chiefland Senior
1243-Bradford Senior
1241-Newberry Senior
1240-Hardee Junior
1237-Dade City Senior
1235-Wildwood Senior
1228-New Smyrna Beach Senior
1228-Chiefland Junior
1228-Zephyrhills Senior
1219-South Sumter Junior
1217-Wildwood Junior
1214-Land O'Lakes
1213-Groveland Senior
1211-Santa Fe Junior
1207-Auburndale Senior
1200-Plant City Junior
1197-Williston Junior
1173-Bartow Sr.
1169-Dade City Jr.
1145-New Smyrna Beach Junior
1144-J. G. Smith
1137-Tomlin Junior
1122-Bartow Junior
1122-DeLand Senior

54. 1114-Union Park Junior
55. 1112-Tampa Bay Tech
56. 1111-Zephyrhills Junior
57. 1105-Buchanan
58. 1102-Hawthorne
59. 1099-Bonifay
1099-Williston Senior
61. 1089-Jay
61. 1088-Callahan
63. 1085-South Dade
64. 1083-Chumuckla
65. 1077-Kathleen Junior
66. 1076-Moore Haven
67. 1075-Chipley
68. 1073-Groveland Junior
69. 1072-Okeechobee Junior
70. 1066-Lake Butler Junior
71. 1065-Bell
72. 1062-Bethlehem
73. 1045-Ft. Meade
74. 1043-Madison-Gary
75. 1042-Brandon
76. 1038-Altha
77. 1022-Crystal Lake Junior
78. 1010-Ponce de Leon
79. 1008-Auburndale Junior
80. 1004-Leesburg
81. 1001-Ft. Pierce Central
82. 991-West Nassau
83. 985-Palatka Junior
84. 983-Mulberry
85. 976-Branford
86. 952-Van Buren Junior
87. 946-Palatka Senior
88. 857-Sebring
89. 849-Webb Junior
90. 813-Southwest Junior
91. 350-Lake Butler Senior
High Individuals
1. 467-Jerry Hurd-Godby-Talla-
2. 461-Allen Sperry-Hardee Senior
3. 459-Pam Merritt-UOH Sumter
4. 456-Billie Piater-Auburndale
456-Richard Dabbins-Bronson
456-Debra St. Romain-Land
7. 455-Gene Brummett-Hardee
8. 449-Gary Hinton-Plant City
9. 447-Mike Benson-South Sum-
ter Senior
447-Scott Himer-Newberry

State Poultry Judging
1. 998 Dade City Senior
2. 958.5 Lake Weir Senior
3. 944.5 Land O'Lakes
4. 926.5 Santa Fe Senior
5. 922 South Sumter Junior
6. 920.5 Williston Senior
7. 917 Dade City Junior
8. 913.5 Bradford Senior
913.5 East Bay Senior
10. 907 Interlachen Senior
907 Miami McArthur
12. 891 Santa Fe Junior
891 Auburndale Junior
14. 888 Auburndale Senior
15. 886 South Sumter Senior
16. 885 Citrus
17. 880.5 Brandon Senior
18. 875.5 Williston Junior
19. 872.5 Chipley
20. 870 Zephyrhills Junior
21. 865 Miami Northup
22. 858 Okeechobee Brahman
23. 855 Graceville
24. 852.5 Zephyrhills Senior
25. 849 South Dade
26. 841.5 Hudson Senior
27. 838.5 Newberry Senior
28. 820 Bradford Junior
29. 819 Plant City Senior
30. 816 Greensboro
31. 811 Baker County
32. 809 Leesburg
33. 808.5
34. 806 Riverdale
35. 803.5 Cottondale
36. 803 Bartow Senior
37. 796 Plant City Junior
38. 790.5 DeLand Senior
39. 778.5 Madison Gary
40. 776.5 Ponce de Leon
41. 775.5 Groveland Senior
42. 762.5 Palatka Junior
43. 747 Bethlehem
44. 740.5 Miami Wood
45. 731.5 Bonifay
46. 708.5 Groveland Junior
47. 476.5 Fort Meade
High Individuals
1. 335 Susan Weaver, Dade City
2. 330.5 Larry Bvrthle, Dade City

Florida Future Farmer

3. 328 Owen Stevens, Land
4. 325 Dorcus Reeves, Lake Weir
5. 322.5 Dorothy Pless, Dade City
6. 321.5 Jack Kuhn, Lake Weir
7. 318.5 Mark Ballard, Dade City
8. 318 Nancy Blackadar, Plant
City Senior
9. 317 David Davis, Williston
10. 314.5 Sonya Tenly, Bradford
State Meats Elimination Contest
1. 1680-Hardee Senior
2. 1570-Hardee Junior
3. 1528-South Sumter Senior
4. 1511-Groveland Senior
5. 1494-Orlando-Colonial
6. 1481-South Sumter Junior
7. 1438-Baker County
8. 1392-Plant City Senior
9. 1385-Palatka Junior
10. 1379-Vanguard Senior
11. 1357-Palatka Senior
12. 1342-Interlachen
13. 1340-Tate Senior
14. 1330-Williston Senior
15. 1311-Santa Fe Senior
16. 1299-Newberry Senior
17. 1292-Means-Miami
18. 1256-Crystal River
19. 1221-Santa Fe Junior
20. 1217-Bradford Senior
21. 1206-Zephyrhills Senior
22. 1168-Ponce De Leon
23. 1154-McLane Junior
24. 1149-Lake Butler Senior
25. 1121-Wakulla County
1121-Fort Meade
27. 1113-Avon Park
28. 1108-Pahokee
29. 1101-Williston Junior
30. 1099-Plant City Junior
31. 1096-Lafayette
32. 1078-Groveland Junior
33. 1077-Madison-Gary
34. 1066-Bonifay
35. 1062-Bell
36. 1059-Sebring
37. 1043-Bethlehem
38. 1021-Cottondale
39. 1020-Bartow Senior
49. 996-Riverdale
41. 976-Graceville
42. 957-Leesburg
43. 792-Lakeland Senior
44. 625-Plant City-J. G. Smith
State Livestock Judging
1. 1271-Dade City Senior
2. 1248-Orlando-Colonial
3. 1195-Trenton
4. 1190-Williston Senior
5. 1187-Tomlin Junior

6. 1178-Dade City Junior
7. 1175-Williston Junior
9. 1169-DeLand Senior
10. 1162-Citrus
11. 1158-Groveland Senior
12. 1137-J. G. Smith
13. 1134-Santa Fe Senior
14. 1133-South Sumter Senior
15. 1120-Santa Fe Junior
16. 1117-Lake Butler Junior
17. 1107-Newberry Junior
18. 1093-Vanguard Senior
1093-Hardee Senior
20. 1092-South Sumter Junior
21. 1087-Chiefland Senior
22. 1075-Fort Meade
23. 1071-Hawthorne
24. 1067-Wildwood Senior
25. 1061-Wildwood Junior
26. 1054-Okeechobee Junior
27. 1043-Tampa Bay Tech.
28. 1020-Newberry Senior
29. 1007-Okeechobee Senior
30. 1005-Auburndale Senior
31. 999-Plant City Senior
32. 998-New Smyrna Beach Junior
33. 994-Taylor Senior
34. 986-Cottondale
35. 985-Groveland Junior
36. 984-Taylor Junior
37. 982-Bronson
38. 981-Vanguard Junior
39. 977-Sarasota Junior
40. 973-Plant City Junior
41. 972-Tate Senior
42. 965-Altha Senior
43. 964-Miami-McArthur
44. 961-Bartow Junior
46. 960-Sarasota Senior
47. 957-Palatka Junior
48. 955-Grandridge Senior
49. 951-Lake Weir
50. 949-Hardee Junior
51. 944-Chiefland Junior
52. 941-Jay
53. 931-Lafayette Senior
54. 927-Lakeland Senior
55. 921-Lake Butler Senior
56. 920-Ponce de Leon
57. 918-Bethlehem
918-Bartow Senior
59. 908-Malone
60. 904-Sneads
62. 891-Spruce Creek
891-Bradford Junior
64. 886-Baker County
65. 883-Marianna
66. 880-Branford
67. 879-Gainesville-Agribusiness
68. 873-Graceville Senior
69. 864-Union Park Junior
70. 857-Orlando-Evans
71. 849-Munson Senior
72. 836-Charlotte County Senior
73. 831-Daytona Beach
74. 825-Chumuckla
75. 820-Leesburg

76. 815-Crystal Lake Junior
77. 808-Hamilton County Senior
78. 787-Dunnellon Senior
79. 786-Madison-Gary
80. 782-Bonifay
782-Land O'Lakes
82. 777-Interlachen
83. 765-North Marion Senior
84. 757-Hamilton County Junior
86. 749-Westwood Senior
87. 741-Chamberlain
88. 739-Crystal River
89. 737-Callahan
91. 733-Immokalee
93. 727-Coconut Creek
94. 721-Ft. Pierce Central
95. 713-West Nassau
96. 709-South Dade
97. 706-North Marion Senior
98. 704-Bell
99. 703-Southwest Senior
703-Auburndale Junior
101. 698-Lake Wales Senior
102. 680-Avon Park
103. 662-Buchanan
104. 657-Bradford Senior
105. 654-Sebring
106. 611-Brandon Senior
107. 606-Van Buren Junior
108. 604-Crooms
109. 589-DeSoto Middle
110. 544-Webb Junior
111. 539-Spady Sr.
112. 471-Mulberry
113. 414-East Bay Sr.
High Individuals
1. 460-Kenley Redditt, Orlando-
2. 454-Mike Phillips, Williston
3. 448-David Sadler, Dade City
4. 430-Norm Fugate, Williston
5. 421-Greg Watson, Groveland
6. 416-David Russell, Dade City
7. 414-Jim Lindsey, Trenton
414-Jeff Bender, DeLand Senior
9. 411-Larry Rooks, Citrus
10. 410-Pam Gutknecht, Forest

Orlando Site for

State Convention
The 48th Annual State FFA Conven-
tion and Leadership Conference will
be held at the Sheraton Towers Hotel
in Orlando, June 14-17. All FFA
members are expected to be housed at
the Towers in order to justify the ex-
cellent convention facilities. Details
will appear in next issue.

Spring, 1976

State Horticulture Contest
The 1976 State Horticulture Contest was held in Orlando in
conjunction with the Central Florida Fair. A total of 58
teams competed by applying their knowledge gained through
classroom and laboratory instruction. Students applied their
knowledge by identifying horticulture specimens, insects
and diseases common to ornamental plants, flowers and turf
grasses and by determining the quality of plants.
A banquet sponsored by the Central Florida Fair Board
was held that evening in the municipal auditorium for all
judging teams. The Horticulture Contest was sponsored by
University of Florida Extension Service, State Department
of Education and the Central Florida Fair Board.
The results of the State Horticulture Contest are as fol-
1. 3110-Tampa Bay Tech
2. 3059-Polk Vo Tech
3. 2921-Orlando-Colonial
4. 2844-Seminole-Largo
5. 2723-Paxon Senior
6. 2624-Interlachen
7. 2606-Hudson Senior
8. 2576-Brandon Senior (tie)
2576-Largo (tie)
10. 2543-Sanford Seminole
11. 2531-Hardee Senior
12. 2520-Deerfield Beach
13. 2497-Dade City Senior
14. 2491-South Sumter Senior
15. 2477-Miami-Northrup
16. 2468-Miami-McArthur
17. 2429-Walton Senior
18. 2403-Palatka
19. 2397-Miami-Wood
20. 2391-Grand Ridge
21. 2362-Zephyrhills Senior
22. 2348-Okeechobee
23. 2299-Englewood
24. 2289-Pinellas-Seminole
25. 2274-Bartow Senior
26. 2234-Auburndale Senior
27. 2127-Haines City Senior
28. 2088-Haines City Junior
29. 2012-New Smyrna Senior
30. 1967-Auburndale Junior
31. 1922-Fort Meade
32. 1911-Moore Haven
33. 1898-Baker County
34. 1873-Daytona Beach
35. 1833-South Sumter Junior
36. 1809-Orlando Evans
37. 1760-Coconut Creek
38. 1688-Citrus
39. 1600-D. A. Storms
40. 1569-Groveland Sr.
41. 1521-Wakulla County
42. 1507-Tomlin Sr.
43. 1455-Spruce Creek
44. 1439-West Nassau
45. 1437-E. F. McLane
46. 1434-Westwood Sr.
47. 1404-Leesburg
48. 1393-New Smyrna Sr.
49. 1390-Lake Wales Sr.
50. 1350-Bartow Sr.
51. 1320-Lakeland Sr.
52. 1307-West Orange
53. 1292-Umatilla
54. 1133-Clermont Sr.

1100-East Lake
1022-Groveland Sr.
622-Sanford Crooms

High Individuals
1. 1073-Cindy Anderson-Seminole-Largo
2. 1071-Ron DeLoach-Polk Voc-Tech
3. 1064-Steve Griffith-Tampa Bay Tech
4. 1042-Gary Smith-Polk Voc-Tech
5. 1040-James Evans-Tampa Bay Tech
6. 1022-Kurt Thompson-Paxon Senior
7. 1010-Harold Lambert-Hardee Senior
8. 1007-Charles Vilushis-Northrup-Miami
9. 1006-Cindy Romans-Tampa Bay Tech
1006-Steve Pardue-Tampa Bay Tech

State Citrus Contest
The 1976 State Citrus Identification Contest was sponsored
by Florida Citrus Showcase, in cooperation with Florida As-
sociation, Future Farmers of America, University of Florida
Citrus Experiment Station, Lake Alfred, and Agricultural
Education Section, State Department of Education.
Students representing 41 chapters from the Citrus belt
competed in identifying citrus rootstocks, leaves, fruit
varieties, insects and diseases and nutritional disorders. The
results are listed below in order of ranking.
1. 380-Dade City Senior
2. 370-Haines City Senior
3. 361-Haines City Junior
4. 353-Groveland Senior
5. 339-Polk Voc-Tech (tie)
339-Dade City Junior (tie)
7. 325-South Sumter Senior
8. 323-East Bay Senior
9. 316-Hardee Senior
10. 304-East Bay Junior
11. 302-Zephyrhills Senior
12. 298-Groveland Junior
13. 295-Tampa Bay Tech
14. 284-South Sumter Junior
15. 282-Bartow Senior
16. 270-Auburndale Senior
17. 269-Crystal Lake Junior
18. 265-Fort Meade
19. 260-Union Park Junior
20. 259-Indian River
21. 252-Hardee Junior
22. 249-Winter Haven
23. 245-Brandon Senior
24. 241-Westwood Junior
25. 236-Sebring Senior
26. 218-Fort Pierce
27. 215-Southwest Junior
28. 208-Lakeland Senior
29. 205-Orlando-Colonial
30. 203-Auburndale Junior
31. 202-Lake Placid
32. 199-Frostproof Senior
33. 193-Orlando-Evans
34. 191-Desoto Middle
35. 187-Land O'Lakes
36. 183-Denison
37. 179-Mulberry (tie)
179-Desoto (tie)
39. 151-Lakeland-Junior
40. 107-Bartow Junior
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Vo Ag Career Programs Help Boost Rural Resurgence

Comprehensive programs are being conducted by vo-
cational agricultural teachers across the country to
acquaint their students with the varied career oppor-
tunities available in agribusiness.
These programs, which are making a significant grass-
roots contribution to a growing rural resurgence, are
reviewed annually in an awards competition sponsored
by the National Vocational Agricultural Teachers'
Association and Sperry New Holland, farm machinery
Many students participate in a combination of class-
room instruction and practical on-the-job working
experience in various phases of agribusiness as they
explore career opportunities. These working assign-
ments cover a wide range of vocational activities, includ-
ing these examples in banking, contract fertilizing, food
marketing and ornamental horticulture. Many of the
programs begin with elementary school children and
are directed at students with both farming and ur-
banized backgrounds.

National Officers

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member of Farm House Fraternity and
Alpha Tau Alpha.
Through the College of Agriculture,
Wilson has attended the American
Youth Leadership Training Camp in
Michigan. Last summer he worked for
the university as orientation leader for
new students. He will take a year's
leave of absence from college to per-
form his FFA duties during the coming

Douglas Loudenslager
Vice President-
Eastern Region
Morral, Ohio
Raised on a crop and livestock farm,
Doug Loudenslager's farming program
includes: 20 registered Hampshire
ewes, 30 acres of corn, 40 acres of soy-
beans, and five market steers. He is
currently a junior in Agricultural
Education at the Ohio State Univer-
sity. After receiving his degree, Doug
plans to teach Vocational Agriculture
and help manage the home farm.

Loudenslager's experiences in the
FFA include: Star Chapter
Greenhand-1970, Chapter Reporter-
1970-1972, Chapter President-1973,
State Treasurer-1973-74, and State
runner-up in the Prepared Public
Speaking Contest-1973.
At the Ohio State University,
Loudenslager is a member of Bucket
and Dipper, a Junior Men's Honorary;
Towers, Agricultural Honorary; Alpha
Zeta Fraternity, and the Agricultural
Education Society. He is also As-
sociate Editor of the "Ag Student",
the magazine of the Ohio State Uni-
versity College of Agriculture.

Leonard J. Anderson, Jr.
Vice President-
Western Region
Albin, Wyoming
Leonard J. Anderson, Jr., a 21 year old
beef and crop farmer from Albin, WY,
has recently completed a term as
secretary of the Wyoming FFA Asso-
ciation. He has also served as chapter
secretary and chapter president.
Accomplishments in his seven-year
FFA career include Star Greenhand,

Star Chapter Farmer, member of
meats and livestock judging teams
which participated in the National
Contest, and Star State Regional
Prior to his election, Anderson was
a junior at the University of Wyoming
in Pre-Veterinary Science with a major
in Animal Science. Anderson hopes
to complete his education and obtain a
degree in Veterinary Medicine or
return to the family farm.
Anderson served as president of the
student body his senior year in high
school and was actively involved in the
production of the school paper. He
participated in athletics, chorus, and
served as drum major for his high
school band. In college he is a member
of the Ag Club and was treasurer for
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship.
An enthusiastic, responsible
leader, Anderson is concerned and
takes an avid interest in people as in-
dividuals. His vocational agriculture
teacher, Jack Humphrey, guided him
in the establishment of a beef herd and
various crop enterprises. Later, Mr.
Bruce Krug, Mr. Duane Cowdin, and
Mr. Bruce Nelson were instrumental
in Leo's development as a leader in the

Spring, 1976


IFAF University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Florida FFA Alumni Meets Challenge

Hundreds of former FFA members and
interested parties have formed local
alumni chapters to assist Florida's
youth by providing supplemental op-
portunities in high school agri-
business programs.
The recently formed Florida FFA
Alumni Association has shown a
steady growth in membership since its
formation. The state association is
spearheaded by W. R. "Chops" Han-
cock, citrus grower and former Future
Farmer from Leesburg.
The primary purpose of the forma-
tion of the State Alumni Association is
to consolidate efforts made by the
local chapters and to tell the true story
of young people and their roles in
leadership, education and agriculture.
Assisting Hancock in the planning
of activities for the new association is
Commissioner of Agriculture Doyle
Conner, who is a former president of
the state and national FFA. The Board
of Directors, whom Hancock describes
as "a cross-cut of the complete agri-
culture industry, all over the state"
are: Hancock, chairman, Leesburg;
Doyle Conner, honorary chairman,
Tallahassee;. Clyde Thornhill, vice
chairman, Groveland; Lisa Tomkow,
secretary, Gainesville; Jimmy Alvarez,
director, Starke; Rudy Wetherington,
director, Dover; Wayne Hanna, direc-
tor, Greensboro; Neil Doerr, director,
Leesburg; Henry Barrow, director,
Gainesville; W. O. Whittle, director,
Winter Haven and Richard F. Kelly,
director, Tallahassee.
Individuals wishing to form a local
alumni group should contact their
high school agriculture teacher. FFA
members should ask their teachers
about the "Legion of Merit" citations
that are available.

No occupation is so
delightful as the culture
of the earth
Thomas Jefferson

W. R. Hancock, Chairman of the recently formed Florida FFA Alumni Associa-
tion, discusses the program of activities and membership drive for the association
with honorary chairman Doyle Conner, Commissioner of Agriculture. Hancock is a
citrus grower and former Future Farmer from Leesburg while Conner is a past state
and national president of the FFA organization. During the coming year they will
be contacting former students of vocational agriculture, their parents and other in-
terested parties in promoting the new organization throughout Florida.

Cabinet Met-
(Continued from Page 1)
Conference included Scott Linder,
Vice Chairperson of the Florida Coun-
cil on Economic Education; Malcolm
B. Johnson, Editor of the Tallahassee
Mills praised the development of
leadership qualities made possible
through student organizations, saying,
"Student organizations provide a 'liv-
ing laboratory' to put into practice
those important leadership factors so
very necessary in today's world of

Citrus Contest
(Continued from Page 6)
41. 92-Lake Wales Senior

High Individuals
1. 129-Mike Giclla-Dade City Senior
2. 128-Teron Jackson-Dade City Senior
128-D. E. Herndon-Haines City Junior
4. 126-Martin Brungard-Haines City Junior
5. 125-David Lewis-Haines City Senior
6. 123-David Sadler-Dade City Senior
123-Eric Crittenden-Haines City Junior
123-Kent Crittenden-Haines City Senior
123-Ron DeLoach-Polk Voc-Tech
10. 122-Kevin Miller-Haines City Senior

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