The Florida future farmer
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Title: The Florida future farmer
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Language: English
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For Great-Grandpa 3 Acres was a Day's Work

Before mechanization one man and a team of
horses could plow about 3 acres a day. That
meant he might be able to grow about 80 acres
of crops annually. Today one American farmer
feeds over 50 people a day. Can you imagine
how much bread would cost if a farmer still
plowed 3 acres daily? If you could buy a loaf
at all.
Case has worked with the farmer for over
135 years to meet the growing demand for
food. We have constantly strived to make our
machines more efficient... more productive.
Today one farmer alone can work hundreds
of acres and that means a better life for all
of us.

As the men and women who will soon take
charge of American Agriculture, you're aware
of the greater challenges ahead.
At Case we're working to develop farm
tractor power that will give you the perfor-
mance to meet these ever growing demands
for high production and efficiency. We join
with the FFA in working to keep the world's
most important industry, America's best.

J I Case
A Tenneco Company



doing something about it.

The 1978-79 State Officers are: (left to
right) Hal Phillips, President, Willis-
ton, Donnie Robertson, Vice Presi-
dent of Region V, Okeechobee, Doug
Tanner, Secretary, Orlando-Colonial;
Bubba Melvin, Vice President of
Region I, Marianna; Cheryl Quincey,
Vice President of Region II, Bronson,
Scott Taylor, Vice President of Region
III, Orlando-Colonial; and Teresa
Welch, Vice President of Region IV,

Orlando Hosts


More than 1,500 FFA members
converged on Orlando during the week
of June 12-15, for the 50th Golden
Anniversary State Convention. The
four-day convention brought together
FFA members, members of the
agricultural sector, and leaders in
government and industry. There are
14,000 Future Farmers in Florida and
more than 510,000 Nationally.
Convention highlights included
addresses by Commissioner of
Agriculture, Doyle Conner; the 1977-
78 National Vice President, Chris

State Officers
President ...................... Hal Phillips, W illiston
Secretary ............. Doug Tanner, Orlando-Colonial
Vice President ......... Donnie Robertson, Okeechobee
Vice President ............. Bubba Melvin, Marianna
Vice President .............. Cheryl Quincey, Bronson
Vice President .........Scott Taylor, Orlando-Colonial
Vice President ............. Teresa Welch, Frostproof
Program Consultant ........ Gary Bartley, Tallahassee
Program Director ........... Joe Kirkland, Tallahassee

Florida Future Farmer
Volume XL, Number 2
Fall, 1978
Published semi-annually by Cody Publications, Inc., 410
W. Verona St., P. 0. Box 1030, Kissimmee, Florida 32741,
for the Florida Association, Future Farmers of America.
Third class postage paid at Tallahassee, Florida 32304.
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.

Hardee, former State President of the
Florida Association; Senator Curtis
Peterson, Chairman of Senate Educa-
tion Committee and Dr. Marshall
Leggett, an inspirational speaker from
Lexington, Kentucky. The associa-
tion also recognized over 650 out-
standing members and chapters, adult
leaders in education and industry for
their outstanding service to FFA and
Florida's multi-billion dollar agri-
cultural industry.
Seven young men who served their
organization extremely well, retired
and made way for a new slate of state
officers. The 1978-79 slate includes:
Hal Phillips, President; Doug Tanner,
Secretary; Bubba Melvin, Region I
Vice President; Cheryl Quincey,
Region II Vice President; Scott Taylor,
Region III Vice President; Teresa
Welch, Region IV Vice President; and
Donnie Robertson, Region V Vice
Newly Chartered Chapters
Joe Kirkland, State FFA Adviser,
presented charters to the new
chapters. The chapters had to
establish their own program of
activities, develop a constitution and
bylaws, and submit a membership
The new chapters are: Citrus Jr.,
Crescent City Jr., Crystal River Jr.,
Ft. Pierce-Westwood, Mt. Dora Jr.,
North Marion Middle, Orange Park
Jr., and Pine View Jr. The Florida
FFA Association welcomes the eight

new chapters and challenges them to
be leaders in our bright future.
Star State Farmer
Who is Florida's Star State
Farmer? Why, Hal Phillips of the
Williston FFA Chapter, that's who.
The recently named Star State Farmer
for 1978 lives on a ranch with his four
sisters and brothers and his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Harrell Phillips.
Farming is a way of life-a way
that Hal loves and enjoys. Showing
steers is his most enjoyable project and
he accredits his success to his FFA

A few remarks are in order by the
newly elected president, Hal Phillips,
of the Williston Chapter.

Fall, 1978


Hal Phillips of Williston is the Star State Farmer. Mr. Wink
Taylor presents the plaque on behalf of the Federal Land
Bank Associations of Florida and Production Credit Asso-
ciations of Florida. Mr. Philpot and Mr. Tyler, chapter ad-
visers, and Hal's parents are also pictured. Hal also re-
ceived a $200 check from the National FFA Foundation.

The Star State Agribusinessman is Mike Tillman from the
Grand Ridge Chapter. Advisers Alexander and Andreason
look on as Mr. Bruce Hutchcraft of WTVT Channel 13 of
Tampa presents the plaque. Mike's mother is also pictured.
A $200 check was also presented by the National FFA Foun-

training. Being a member of several
livestock and meats judging teams has
better enabled Hal to raise higher
yielding carcasses from his swine
production unit. Yet the most profit-
able sector of his supervised occupa-
tional experience program has been his
soybean crop. Hal has been able to
yield an outstanding average of 50
bushels per acre from his twelve acres
of soybeans.
Even though Hal excels in the
many phases of his family's diversified
operation of 3500 acres, he has many
other attributes which contributed to
his claim of Star State Farmer. Being
a member of the 1976 State Winning

Parliamentary Procedure Team and
participating in public speaking has
made Hal Phillips an experienced and
knowledgeable speaker. His judging
team experience has enabled him to be
more efficient in farm business.
Hal is a leader. He has attended
local leadership schools, the National
FFA Leadership Conference and the
AYF Leadership Camp. Not only is he
a leader in his school and community,
but also of the Florida FFA Associa-
tion as the 1978-79 State FFA Presi-
dent. Yes, Hal is ready to meet the
challenges and problems of tomorrow's
agriculture. He plans to attain a doc-
torate degree in veterinary medicine or

animal science. However, Hal says, "I
plan to return to the farm where my
heart has been for the past seventeen
Star State Greenhand
With only one full-year of FFA
behind him, Danny Olson, the 1978
Star State Greenhand, has a lot going
for him. Danny is from the Groveland
Chapter, Freddie Garner adviser.
Danny's accomplishments began
with being Junior Chapter President,
winner of the Junior Leadership
Award, a member of the Parliamen-
tary Procedure Team and the Land
Judging Team. He was also a member

Danny Olson, from the Groveland Chapter, is recognized as
the Star State Greenhand for 1978. Danny's parents look on
as Mr. Richard Kelly presents the award on behalf of the
Florida Department of Agriculture.

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of the Citrus Judging Team and scored
as second high individual in the state.
He owns thirty acres of watermelon
and one show steer. In addition,
Danny owns a vegetable stand at
which he sells his own vegetables.
The outstanding greenhand
received $150 and a certificate. His
adviser received $100. The Regional
Greenhands received $125 each:
Region I, Melissa Gibbs, Tate
Chapter; Region II, David Meeks,
Chiefland; Region IV, Gerald Tice,
Bartow; and Region V, Curtis
Williams, Miami-McArthur. These
awards were all sponsored by the Com-
missioner of Agriculture.
Star State Agribusinessman
Mike Tillman of the Grand Ridge
FFA Chapter truly enjoys his
occupational supervised experience
placement as a partsman. Not only
does the 1978 Star State Agri-
businessman like to work as a
mechanic and partsman, but he also is
quite a salesman. How did Mike
become such an excellent agri-
For nine years Mike Tillman's
father worked as a parts manager for a
Massey Ferguson dealer, then opened
his own farm parts and implement
store. Mike's experience began with on
the job training which, combined with
his FFA experience, gave him the urge
to learn more about the business. He
has attended Snapper Lawn Equip-
ment Sales and Service School, Briggs
and Stratton Service School, did a
demonstration of 1977 John Deere
equipment, attended Pesticide School
and took a welding course at Junior
College. Mike plans to expand his
knowledge, become a certified small

The 1978 Public Speaking Champion
is Cheryl Quincey from the Bronson
chapters. James Deas is the adviser.
Mr. Floyd Philmon presents the award
on behalf of Lykes Pasco Packing
Company. Cheryl also received a $100
check from the National FFA Foun-

engines mechanic and soon hopes to
own his own store or a branch of his
family's business.
He received a certificate and $200
from the National FFA Foundation,
presented by National Vice President,
Chris Hardee. The four regional star
agribusinessmen each received $75:
Region II, Clint Wilson, Lake Butler;
Region III, Rex Rhoden, Orlando-
Colonial; Region IV, Monty Davis,
Mulberry; and Region V, Spencer
Mussen, Indian River.

"Speaking" of Getting Involved ...
When you "speak" of getting
involved you must be referring to the
1978 State Public Speaking Winner,

Cheryl Quincey of the Bronson FFA
Chapter. Cheryl lives on a farm in
Trenton and leads a very active agri-
cultural life. She has served as a
District Secretary, member of the 1978
State Champion Parliamentary
Procedure Team, and is the new State
Vice President from Region II.
Yes, Cheryl Quincey believes in
what she professes. The American
farmer cannot continue to farm,
produce, meet the needs of this
country and other parts of this world
under present conditions. Yet the
farmer makes a nation yield its riches.
They are the unsung heroes of our high
standard of living; they are men and
women of rare courage. The public

Chris Hardee, National Vice Presi-
dent, addresses the FFA members of
his home state. Chris is an Angus pro-
ducer in Chiefland, FL, and served as
State President in 1975-76. Always
having been an inspiration to all who
he encountered, Chris again encom-
passed his audience in a brotherly
manner in which we all shall strive for
a brighter future.

needs to be made aware of the
American Farmer's story.
It is a stated fact that each
American Farmer feeds 56 other
persons, but how is the general public
going to know that the Farmer is
undergoing economic suicide because
the marketing system profits the
middleman? Get involved, that's how!
"Life is too short for you to be a spec-
tator. For if we, as Future Farmers, are

The 1977-78 retiring State Officer
Team is recognized for a superlative
job. Gary Bartley, State Program Con-
sultant, and Joe Kirkland, State
Adviser, also receive recognition.

Fall, 1978

to continue to be proud of the history
and heritage of American Agriculture,
we need to take an active part in its
Public Speaking is practiced by all
260 chapters in the state. Placing in
the state contest finals were: Luis
Morales, East Bay, second place; Jim
Knight III, Okeechobee, third place;
Ted Reynolds, Apopka, fourth place;
Francis Chatwood, Malone, fifth
Honorary Degrees Conferred
What type of person deserves the

A most solemn, yet profound group of people whose enthusiasm generates the FFA
organization. The 1978 Honorary State Farmer recipients are commended for a job
well done.

The Outstanding District Officer for
1977-78 is Hal Phillips of Williston.
The award is presented by Mike
Milicevic on behalf of the Florida
Association, FFA.

Honorary State Farmer Degree from
the Florida Association, FFA? The
best way to describe this person is to
list the qualities of one of this year's
recipients: (1) having served as an
agricultural teacher for several years
(2) having served as a judge at sub-
district, district and regional contests
(3) having encouraged his sons to
actively participate in many contest
and award programs (4) having served

his church and community in an
unselfish manner (5) and now serving
as a county vocational director.
Certainly each of the 1978
recipients earned the degree in their
own right. The following people not
only showed a sincere and dedicated
interest in the FFA, but they chose to
get involved and go to great lengths to
make the FFA organization one of the
best youth organizations in America

Representing Tampa Electric Company, Gulf Power Com-
pany, and Florida Power Company is Mr. Bob Lewis pre-
senting the first state champion award to Dale Bryant of the
Trenton Chapter for the Electrification Essay Contest.

The state winner of the Floriculture Proficiency Award is
Craig Livingston of the East Bay Chapter. Phillip Steele is
the adviser. Virginia Lommerse presents the award on
behalf of Dutch Mill Nursery. Craig also received a $100
check on behalf of the National FFA Foundation.

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today. Mrs. Rosa Lee, O'Brien;
Francis Walker, Trenton; Thomas
Melvin, Marianna; Belinda Chason,
Tallahassee; Thornton Hartley,
Gainesville; Fred Collins, Bainbridge,
Georgia; Ray Arrington, Orlando;
Jimmy Cheek, Gainesville; Gary Lee,
Orlando and Gary Bartley, Tallahas-
see. Honorary members, we salute
Florida's Sweetheart Named
Debbie Revels of the South Sumter
Senior Chapter was named 1978 State
FFA Sweetheart during the Golden
Anniversary Convention. She is the
first young lady to wear the crown
since 1967. Debbie will represent
Florida throughout the year in addi-
tion to competing in the American
Royal Queen Contest in Kansas City.
Our Sweetheart has lived on a farm
near Bushnell all her life, raising cattle
and harvesting crops. Vocational
Agriculture plays a large role in Deb-
bie's life and her FFA career has been
an active one. Over the past four years
Miss Revels has been a sub-district
officer, a member of the State Cham-
pion Parliamentary Procedure Team,
and the District V Secretary. Debbie
also shares her spirit with the school as
a cheerleader and Student Council
The petite, blond, seventeen year
old from Region III was followed by
four other beauties in the state
competition: Pam Smith, Plant City
Chapter; Mary Catherine Deese,
Greensboro Chapter; Cindy Ryals,
Brandon Chapter; and Barbara Mont-
gomery, Miami-McArthur Chapter.

State Farmer Degrees
There were 290 recipients of the

Presenting the first place award
in Agricultural Electrification is Mr.
John Folks, representing Tampa Elec-
tric Company, Gulf Power Company
and Florida Power Corporation. The
award goes to Mitchell Harrell of the
Santa Fe Chapter. W. C. Geiger, chap-
ter adviser, looks on. Mitch also
received $100 on behalf of the National
FFA Foundation.

State Farmer Degree who crossed the
stage at the 50th Anniversary Conven-
tion. They were presented a certificate
and a gold key by the Production
Credit Associations of Florida and the
Federal Land Bank Associations of
Each recipient possesses leader-
ship qualities, can effectively
demonstrate parliamentary procedure,
give speeches, has received the
Chapter Farmer Degree, completed
twenty-four months of membership
and has earned and productively

invested at least $500 from their super-
vised occupational experience

New Contests Held
The Florida FFA Association is
constantly trying to update the contest
and awards program. This year we
have added three new contests: Agri-
cultural Electrification Essay Contest;
Secretary's Book Contest and the
Treasurer's Book Contest.
The Essay Contest centered
around the title "Conserving
Electrical Energy." Each essay related
to the country's future and suggested


Hal Phillips of the Williston Chapter
is the winner of the Diversified Live-
stock Production Award. Mr. Ron
Stephens, representing the Florida
Beef Council presents the award.
Robert Philpot is the adviser. The
National FFA Foundation also pre-
sented Hal with a check for $100.

1978 State FFA Sweetheart and her court: (from left to
right) Barbara Montgomery, Miami-McArthur, fifth place;
Cindy Ryals, Brandon Chapter, fourth place; Debbie
Revels, South Sumter, Sweetheart, Pam Smith, Plant City,
third place; and Mary Catherine Deese, Greensboro, second

Mike Milicevic, winner of the Feeder Steer Award, is pre-
sented with a trophy by Mr. Jim Mummey, Executive Vice
President of the Florida Cattlemen's Association, as his
adviser, Richard Pape, stands by,

Fall, 1978

ideas for coping with changes that will
affect our nation in the years ahead.
The entrants were from grades 7-9 and
their papers were between 1000-1500
words in length. The contest was
developed to encourage students to
shape a vision of the future that could
profoundly affect our nation's
This year's winners received
trophies: Tenth-Debbie Goodwin,
South Sumter Jr.; Ninth-Kim Bar-
rett, Dunnellon Jr.; Eighth-Clinton
Collins, Citrus Jr.; Seventh-Patricia
Tully, Crystal River Jr.; Sixth-
Richard Quates, Union Park Jr.;
Fifth-Kevin Hyde, Bell Jr.; Fourth-
Leisha Clarke, Bartow, Jr.; Third-

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Thomas Reynolds of the Pensacola-
Tate Chapter receives first place
honors in Nursery Operations. Steve
Wood, chapter adviser, looks on as Mr.
Chet Peckett presents the award on
behalf of the Florida Nurseryman and
Growers Association.

Scott Sanders, East Bay Jr.; and
Second-Earl Ziebarth, Taylor Jr.
The state winner was Dale Bryant
of the Trenton FFA Chapter and he
received a trophy and a banner.
The contest was sponsored by
Tampa Electric Company, Gulf Power
Company and Florida Power Corpora-
The Secretary and Treasurer's
Book Contests focused on upgrading
the quality of written and financial
records at the chapter level by placing
each chapter's books in competition
against each other. The participants

Mr. Fred Dietrich, President of the
Florida Santa Gertrudis Association,
presenting trophies to the Dade City
Sr. Livestock Judging Team, who are
the 1978 State Winners. Adviser Ed
Dillard looks on. The team also re-
ceives $500 from the Commissioner of
Agriculture and $125 from the
National FFA Foundation to partici-
pate in National competition.

were recognized by ribbons on the
Danish System.
The contests were sponsored by
Gregg/McGraw Hill Publishing Com-
We hope that FFA members will
take advantage of these three new con-
tests that have been made available.
Take a challenge and build a bright
Procedure Is Parliamentary
The judge presents your team with
the following ability:
At the last meeting, a motion was


The Bronson Chapter wins first place in the Parliamentary Procedure Contest.
Mr. Sam Love, representing Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, makes
the presentation. James Deas is the chapter adviser.

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The 1978 State Quartet title goes to the Groveland Jr.
Chapter. Adviser Freddie Garner looks on as Dennis
Emerson presents the trophy. Mr. Emerson represents
Florida Farm Bureau.

The state winner of the Soil and Water Management Award
is Richard Bronson of the Groveland Chapter. Gary Bartley,
State FFA Program Consultant, presents the award on
behalf of Mr. John Barnes. Freddie Garner is the adviser.
Richard also received a $100.00 check on behalf of the
National FFA Foundation.

laid aside that the chapter celebrate
the 50th Anniversary of the FFA by
planning an appropriate com-
memorative activity. This item of
business is again placed before the
group. During the discussion period a

motion is received to commit
the question. A hassle develops
relative to the structure of and charge
to the committee. During these
deliberations, one of the members
notes that "Charlie's Angels" is due to

be televised in 30 minutes. This
member convinces the group to meet
again tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. and
then closes the meeting. Immediately
you remember that:
1. A motion is needed to take from

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Mr. Ray Cooney, President of Scotty's, Inc., presented the
State Champion Plaque for Home Improvement to Tommy
Stoutamire of the Liberty County Chapter. Tommy also
received a $100 from the National FFA Foundation.

The state winner in Turf and Landscape Management is
Maurice Coman of the Jacksonville-Englewood Chapter.
The adviser is Jarrell Martin. State FFA Program Consul-
tant, Gary Bartley, presents the award on behalf of Pursley
Sod Company, Zaun Equipment Company, Swift and IMC.

Fall, 1978


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Lee Williams of the Baker Chapter receives a plaque and
$325 from the Seaboard Coast Line. Mr. William Pierce,
representing SCL, presents the award as adviser Gordon
Walther looks on.

Bobby Bennett, President of the Florida Council of Farmer
Cooperatives recognizes Santa Fe as the state winner in the
Chapter Co-Op Contest. The council presented Joe Spivey
and Mr. W. C. Geiger, adviser, with a $700 check to defray
expenses to the National AIC meeting in Montana.

the table the motion from the last
meeting. This is undebatable.
2. The motion to refer requires a
second and is debatable and amend-
able. There should be some amend-
ments relative to the membership and
whether they shall report back or have
the power to act.
3. While these questions are pend-
ing, a member should move to fix the
time to which to adjourn, i.e., "I move
that when we adjourn, we adjourn to
meet tomorrow at 7:00 p.m." This
requires a second, is not debatable,
and can be amended.
4. Finally, the meeting should be
closed by a simple motion to adjourn.
Right? Sure, but practicing correct
parliamentary procedure takes many
hours and endless amounts of study-
ing. It also requires a tremendous
amount of hard work and leadership.
This is demonstrated on the Sub-
District, District, and Regional levels;
then it is really put to test at the State
Finals. This year the winners were:
fifth-Allentown; fourth-Miami
McArthur; third-South Sumter Sr.;
second-Dade City Sr.; and the State
Champion in Parliamentary
Procedure for 1978 is the Bronson FFA

Bart Waters of the Santa Fe Chapter is
the winner of the Outdoor Recreation
Award. His adviser is W. C. Geiger.
Elton Hinton presents the award on
behalf of Alger Production Company.
Bart also received a $100 check from
the National FFA Foundation.

Chapter. The awards were sponsored
by the Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Chapters going Co-Op?
The Chapter Co-Op Contest is
centered around the development of
local chapter cooperatives who learn to
buy and sell cooperatively. Some of
the different types of chapter
cooperatives, plant-nursery coopera-

tives, vegetable cooperatives, beef
cooperatives, plus many more.
In the placement and selection for
this award, credit is given to the
chapter or participation with other
organizations. A special incentive
award was given to those chapters who
had not participated before. These
chapters were recognized with a cer-
tificate. The contest has been divided
into two parts. The first part concerns

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chapters who wish to start cooperative
activities on a small scale, while the
second part deals with having large
scale cooperatives within a chapter.
The winning chapter from each
region received a silver plaque and
$50, second place received $35, third
place received $25, and fourth place

first; Newberry Sr., second. Region III
winners are South Sumter Sr., first;
South Sumter Jr., second, Orlando-
Colonial, third; Groveland Jr., fourth;
and Mainland Jr., a certificate. Region
IV winners are Bartow Sr., first;
Brandon, second; Winter Haven,
third; Mulberry, fourth; and
Zephyrhills and Bayshore, certificates.

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Adviser Andy Andreason watches as
Mike Tillman of Grand Ridge receives
the State Award for Placement in
Sales and/or Service. Mr. Richard
Joyner, representing the Federal Land
Bank Associations of Florida and Pro-
duction Credit Associations of Florida,
presents the plaque and $100 on behalf
of the National FFA Foundation.

Miss Jane Mero, Director of Consum-
er Information with the Florida
Poultry Federation, is presenting the
Poultry Production Award to Kenneth
Thompson of the Baker County
Chapter. Adviser, Jack Williams looks
on. Kenneth also received a $100 check
on behalf of the National FFA Foun-

received $15. The Chapter Co-Op
Awards are sponsored by the Florida
Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
Bobby Bennett, President of the
Council, was on hand to make the
award presentations. Region I-
Allentown, certificate. Region II win-
ners are Gainesville Agribusiness,

Eli Beasley, adviser of the Chiefland
FFA Chapter, looks on as Mr. Ned
Waters, of S. L. Waters & Sons pre-
sents Miles Andrews with the State
Champion Plaque in Fish and Wild-
life Management. Miles received $100
on behalf of the National FFA Foun-

Jack Williams, adviser at Baker County, watches as Larry
Reese presents Doug Register with the State Champion's
Award in Dairy Production on behalf of Dairy Farmers, Inc.
Doug also received $100 from the National FFA Founda-

Mr. Gary Lee, on behalf of the Florida Swine Producers
Association, presents Donald Beilling of the Lake Butler
Chapter with the Swine Production Award. His adviser is
Jim Brown. Donald also received a $100 check from the
National FFA Foundation.

Fall, 1978

The Production Division of the Horticulture Demonstration
Contest was won by Bane Cheek of the Haines City Senior
Chapter. Mr. Chet Peckett presents the award on behalf of
the Florida Nurseryman and Growers Association. Advisers

Williams and Halabrin look on.

Region V winner is Okeechobee, first.
The State winning chapter in the
Cooperative Contest is the Santa Fe
Chapter. Advisers are Earl Evans and
Wilburn Farrell. The Chapter was
presented a check for $700.00 and a
gold plaque by the Council to help
defray their expenses while attending
the American Institute of Cooperatives
Meeting in August at the Montana
State University Campus.

The State Winning Dairy Judging Team is from the New-
berry Chapter. Mr. T. G. Lee of T. G. Lee Foods, Inc., pre-
sents the team members with trophies as well as a chapter
plaque. Adviser Andy Blackwell stands nearby. The team
also received a check for $125 from the National FFA Foun-
dation and $500 from the State Commissioner of Agricul-


BOAC-A Future for America

In 1970 the Building Our American
Communities program was initiated
into the FFA. It has proven to be very
beneficial to communities all across
America, especially Mulberry. The
Mulberry Chapter was the 1978
recipient of the State Champion
BOAC Award.
Since 1974, over $600,000 has gone

Courtesy Corps members are recognized for their outstanding contribution to the
convention. Mr. Jack Wellington presents the Courtesy Corps pins on behalf of the
Federal Land Bank Associations of Florida and the Production Credit Associa-
tions of Florida.

into the BOAC effort in Mulberry, and
$42,000 of that total were FFA con-
tributions. The theme was "Update
'78" and the purpose was to update the
quality of several community
facilities. The project was started in
1974 and included; landscaping the
Civic Center; building a Bicentennial
Park; renovating the city swimming
pool and developed demonstration
farms. The most recent development
was that of developing small parks in
10 residential areas. The Mulberry
FFA Chapter has assistance from the
Chamber of Commerce, Soil Con-
servation Service, Farmers Home
Administration, Game and Fish Com-
mission, HUD, CETA, Florida
Forestry Service, ICWU, Kiwanis
Club, seven phosphate companies,
and 64 other businesses.
Other Chapters to receive the State
Gold Emblem plaque are the Gaines-
ville Agri-Business Chapter, Santa Fe
Senior and South Sumter Senior.
Those receiving the Silver Plaque
are: West Nassau, Allentown, Union
Park, Zephyrhills, Sarasota Junior,
and Newberry Senior.
Chapters receiving the Bronze
Plaque are: Bartow Senior, St.
Augustine, Tallahassee-Godby,
Apopka Junior, Dunnellon Senior,
Winter Haven, Charlotte County
Senior, and Groveland Senior.

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Mr. Warren Goff, representing Florida Farm Bureau Safety
Department, presents the State Winner's Plaque in the
Chapter Safety Contest to the South Sumter FFA Chapter,
John Stephens adviser.

The Williston Chapter receives first place honors in the
Agribusiness Management Contest. Robert Philpot, chap-
ter adviser, looks on as Chris Hardee, National Vice Presi-
dent, presents the awards on behalf of Hancock Groves, Inc.

Safety Contest
With the tremendous number of
accidents that occur around us each
day, we can see why the FFA places
major emphasis in the area of safety
and accident prevention. Every year
farm accidents take their toll of lives
across the country. Therefore, the
National Chapter Safety Award
Program was developed to help curtail
some of these occurrences.
The South Sumter Chapter won
first place honors in the Chapter
Safety Contest. Their theme was "Be
Safety Conscious" and some of their
programs included: Safe Boating, by
the Fish and Game Commission; Safe
Forestry Skills and Safe Gun Usage,

by the Forestry Service; and the
chapter also practiced safety in the
shop, home, and community.
Others placing in the top five are:
Zephyrhills placing second; Bartow
Sr. placing third, Lafayette placing
fourth, and Santa Fe placing fifth.
These five chapters received plaques
sponsored by the Florida Farm Bureau
Safety Department.
The following chapters were

presented a spur for a superior rating
at the state level:
Allentown, Auburndale Senior,
Bartow Junior, Bartow Senior,
Bayshore, Citrus, Gainesville Agri-
Business, Groveland Senior, Hamilton
County Senior, Hawthorne, Lafayette,
Miami-McArthur, Mulberry, Newber-
ry Senior, Okeechobee, Orlando-
Colonial, Palatka, Santa Fe Senior,
South Sumter Junior, South Sumter

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The winner in the Funk's Corn Con-
test is Preston Adams of the Hamil-
ton County Chapter. Adviser is Ronald
Hobbs. Mr. Jim Bearden of Louisiana
Seed Company is presenting Preston
with the state trophy.


South Sumter is the state champion in the State Forestry Contest. Mr. John
Stephens is the chapter adviser. The event is sponsored annually by the Florida
Forestry Association.

Fall, 1978

109:km $A arign

Senior, Taylor, Union Park, West Nas-
sau, Westwood Junior, Winter Haven,
Zephyrhills, Brandon, Mainland, and
Chapter Forestry Awards
St. Regis Paper Company plays an
important part in the activities of the
Florida FFA Association, as they are
the sponsors of our Chapter Forestry
In the selection process several

things are considered: income from
sales of pulpwood and sawtimber;
regeneration of forest land; set-ups for
fire protection; hardwood control; tree
measurements and identification
skills; the chapter management plan
and a scrapbook.
The state winning chapter is
Gainesville Agribusiness, receiving
$250. Second place and $150 went to
Palatka; third place with $100 was
Lafayette; Milton placed fourth and

Mr. Brian Fromang representing
Florida Citrus Mutual, presents the
state winner's check of $100 to Otis
Stanley of the Haines City Chapter.
Jack Halabrin, adviser, watches.

$75 and South Sumter received $50 for
fifth. Palatka received an additional
$25 for best scrapbook.

Mr. Rodney Roundtree, representing
the Federal Land Bank Associations of
Florida and Production Credit Asso-
ciations of Florida, names Charles
Johns of the Groveland Chapter as the
State winner of Placement in Agricul-
tural Production. Charles also received
a $100 check from the National FFA

Mr. Bob Neldner and Mr. Jim Doescher present the Gainesville Agribusiness
Chapter with the Chapter Forestry Award. The Chapter receives a $250 check on
behalf of St. Regis Paper Company. Adviser is Bud Riviere.

Florida Future Farmer

On stage to receive state winning
trophies are the members of the
Bronson Ag. Mechanics Team and
their adviser James Deas. Presenting
the awards is Mr. Tex Travis, repre-
senting the International Harvester
Dealers of Florida, who are the spon-
sors of these awards. The team also
received $500 from the Commissioner
of Agriculture and $125 from the
National FFA Foundation.

Doyle Conner Scholarships of $200
each were presented to: Wanda Hol-
stein, Miami-North (not pictured);
Lisa Stephens, South Sumter; Mike
Buckley, Manatee; Bryan Putnal,
Lafayette; and Bubba Melvin,

Members of the Trenton Land Judging Team and their adviser are recognized as
the state winner. The awards were sponsored by the Land Conservation Society of
Florida and various conservation minded industries. In addition to the trophies,
the team also received $750 from the sponsors to compete in the International
Land Judging Contest in Oklahoma City.

Otis Stanley from the Haines City
Chapter is the state winner in Fruit
and/or Vegetable Production. Jack .
Halabrin is the chapter adviser. Gary
Bartley, State FFA Program Consul- '
tant, presents the award on behalf of
the Florida FFA Foundation.

John Tatum from the Bradford Senior
Chapter is the state winner in the
Marketing Division of the Horticul-
ture Demonstration Contest. The ad-
viser is Paul Hutchins. Mr. Chet
Peckett of the Florida Nurseryman
and Growers Association makes the

Fall, 1978

Mr. Bob Lamun, Meat Merchandiser for Winn Dixie Stores,
Inc. of the Orlando area, presents the state winner's plaque to
members of Hardee Sr.'s Meat Judging Team as adviser Ron
Crawford looks on. The team also receives $500 from the
Commissioner of Agriculture and $125 from the National
FFA Foundation.

On behalf of the Florida Quarter Horse Association, Mr.
Robert Melton presents Vicky Snyder of the Santa Fe Chap-
ter with the State Horse Proficiency Award. Vicky's adviser
is Billy Farrell.

1978 Proficiency Award Winners


Outdoor Recreation
Agricultural Sales and Services
Fish and Wildlife Management
Poultry Production
Horse Proficiency
Diversified Livestock Production
Beef Production
Dairy Production
Nursery Operations
Turf & Landscape Management
Fruit and Vegetable Production
Swine Production
Crop Production
Agricultural Mechanics
Soil and Water Management
Agricultural Production
Agricultural Processing
SCL Forest Management
Home Improvement
Agricultural Electrification

Name of Winner

Bart Waters
Mike Tillman
Miles Andrews
Kenneth Thompson
Vicky Snyder
Hal Phillips
Steve Durrance
Doug Register
Thomas Reynolds
Mlaurice Coman
Otis Stanley
Craig Livingston
Donald Beilling
Gregory Gibbs
Alan Mc Lane
Richard Bronson
Charles Johns
Ronald Clark
Lee Williams
Tommy Stoutamire
Mitchell Harrell


Santa Fe
Randd Ridge
Baker County
Santa Fe
Hardee County
Baker (County
Haines City
East Bay
Lake Butler
Grand Ridge
Grand Ridge
Liberty County
Santa Fe

Florida Future Farmer

Seminars A Success
What makes a leader? How does
a leader establish communication
among chapter members? And
what proportions of leadership and
communication combine to spell
chapter SUCCESS?
These are frequent questions
among FFA members and advisers
when there is a lack of involve-
ment. Therefore, a group of past
state officers conducted a series of
Leadership Seminars at this year's
State Convention. Each of the four
seminars were one hour in length
and included discussions on such
things as: publicity; proper tele-
phone usage; planning effective
chapter banquets; self improve-
ment; good chapter essentials;
being a good officer; and enthu-
Sam McConnell, Ricky Jack-
son, Rick Stratton, Randy Hanna,
Rickey DeMaria, Woody Hilde-
brandt, and Wayne Hunter are to
be commended for a job well done.
Many FFA members and advisers
attended the seminars and left with
answers to those bothersome ques-
tions. The Leadership Seminars
were a success and we plan to have
them again next year.

Craig Livingston from the East Bay
Senior Chapter is the state winner in
the Artistic Arrangement Demonstra-
tion Contest. Mr. Chet Peckett pre-
sents the award on behalf of the
Florida Nurseryman and Growers
Association. Mr. Phillip Steele,
adviser looks on.

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Members & Friends Invited
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The National Board of Directors
and Officers reviewed applications and
jointly agreed to confer the highest
FFA honor upon 19 Floridians. Each
recipient will be presented with a cer-
tificate, a gold key, plus a cash travel
allowance to the National Conven-
tion. This is sponsored by the National
FFA Foundation, Inc.
FFA members are eligible for the
American Farmer Degree after having
earned the State Farmer Degree and
having been a member for three years
with a record of participation. In addi-
tion, they must have earned at least
$1000 through their own effort from a
supervised occupational experience
program, and this money must be pro-
ductively invested or in a bank. Only
members who have demonstrated
their leadership and scholarship
ability and show evidence of becom-
ing successfully established in an agri-
cultural occupation are presented with
this honor.
This year's recipients are:
Lawrence Barthle, Dade City Sr.;
Loran Brookins, Chiefland Sr.; Bruce

Ester Pearson and Dale Tenly take
first place honors in the Use Division
of the State Horticulture Demonstra-
tion Contest. Paul Hutchins is the ad-
viser. Mr. Chet Peckett presents the
award on behalf of the Florida
Nurseryman and Growers Associa-


V Ray Simms, Owner
Rt 1, Box 56 Ph. 813/689-3990
Lithia, Florida 33547
18 mi. SW of Plant City on Boyette Rd.

Daugherty, DeLand Sr.; Billy Erixton,
Hamilton County; Scott Fowler, Ft.
Meade; Derek Hall, South Sumter;
Roger Harris, Bunnell; Wilburn Hilde-
brandt, Jr., Greensboro; Delma Locke,
Jr., Chiefland; Frances Lommerse,
Sanford-Seminole; Ronald Mann,
Baker County; Kathy Manookian,
Orlando-Colonial; Steven Mathews,
Allentown; Kelly Morgan, Winter
Haven Sr.; Wayne Pless, Dade City
Sr.; Randall Robinson, Kathleen Sr.;
Ronald Rowe, Winter Haven Sr.;
Duane Weeks, Bunnell and Mark
Williams, Orlando-Colonial.
The National Board of Directors
and Officers also named Mark
Williams the 1978 Southern Region
Star Agribusinessman. The twenty
year old entrepreneur owns and
operates a Landscape and Mainten-
ance business in Orlando. Over the
past year Mark has maximized pro-
duction and accelerated the growth of
his business by nearly 300 percent.
Mark Williams is also a member of
the Chamber of Commerce and very
active in the community. He won the
Southern Region Ornamental Horti-
culture Proficiency Award in 1976. At
present, he is attending college part
time and hopes to achieve a degree in
Landscape Architecture. Mark con-
tinues to support the work of FFA as
he serves as the vice chairman of his
local FFA Alumni affiliate.


The Landscape Design Division of the
Horticulture Demonstration Contest
was won by Mike Williams and Glen
Gnann of Bradford Sr. Chapter. Paul
Hutchins looks on as Mr. Chet Peckett
presents the award on behalf of the
Florida Nurseryman and Growers

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American Farmer Degrees

Conferred On 19 Floridians

Dates To Remember

Nov. 7-11, National FFA Convention,
Kansas City, MO.

Dec. 8, Sub-District Contests,

Jan. 12, District Contests,

Feb. 9, Regional Contests,

Feb. 17-24, National FFA Week,

March 1, State Horticulture Contest,

March 1, State Horticulture Demon-
stration Contest, Orlando.

March 1, State Vegetable Judging
Contest, Orlando.

March 3, State Judging Contests,

March 30, State Land Judging

June 11-13, State FFA Convention,

Mr. John Carli of Chase and Company
congratulates Jim Newsome, Presi-
dent, on a job well done. Chase and
Company is the sponsor of the annual
Award Winners Luncheon.

Registered Red & Gray
Certified Brucellosis Free Herd
Tom Gill, Mgr. Frank Chaplin
305/581-2119 305/587-0343
Leslie Holl, Adm.-305/583-0831
4900 S. Davie Rd., Davie, Fla. 33314

Ronald Clarke of the Grand Ridge
Chapter receives the State Winner's
award and a check for $100 from the
National FFA Foundation. Mr.
Richard Joyner is presenting the
plaque on behalf of the Federal Land
Bank Associations of Florida and Pro-
duction Credit Associations of Florida.
Adviser Andy Andreason stands by.

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delightful-as the culture
of the earth
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Oct. 31

Dec. 15

Jan. 15

Feb. 1

April 1

April 1

April 15
April 15

April 20

1978-79 Application Due Dates

Chapter Program of Activities FFA Program
Chapter Membership Roster Consultant

State FFA Degree Applications Regional Consultant

American FFA Degree Applications FFA Program
Chapter Star Greenhand Applications Consultant

All Foundation Proficiency Regional Consultant
Placement in Agricultural Turf and Landscape
Production Management
Agricultural Sales and/or Outdoor Recreation
Service Beef Production
Agricultural Electrification Swine Production
Agricultural Processing Livestock Production
Fish and Wildlife Management Poultry Production
Agricultural Mechanics Nursery Operations
Fruit and/or Vegetable Production Crop Production
Soil & Water Management Dairy Production
SCL-Forest Management Home Improvement
Horse Proficiency Floriculture

Feeder Steer Applications Regional Consultant
Citrus Placement Applications
Citrus Production Applications
FRM Livestock Award Applications
Agricultural Electrification FFA Program
Essay Consultant

Chapter Accomplishment Report Regional Consultant
Chapter Safety Award Applications FFA Program
Building Our American Communities Report Consultant
Chapter Forest Applications-St. Regis
National Band Applications-1979
National Chorus Applications-1979
Forestry Camp Applications
Chapter Co-Op Report


Mr. Emory Shelfer, representing the
Ford Tractor Dealers of Florida, pre-
sents the State Award in Tractor Op-
erations to John Peterson of the South
Sumter Chapter.

Many More Successful Years
To Future Farmers of America
J. PatCorrigan
P. O. Box 3130, Beach Station
Ph: 667-7141, 667-2442
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Florida Future Farmer

"Forestry On Trial" Is Theme

Of Annual State Meeting

Members of the Florida Forestry Asso-
ciation were on hand in force for the
annual meeting of the organization
and to witness the courtroom proce-
dures for the theme "Forestry on
Trial!" The session was held at Ponce
de Leon Lodge & Country Club, St.
Augustine, September 20-21.
Invitations to the meeting were
sent out in the form of "subpoenas"
informing the recipients that they
were summoned to attend the annual
meeting of the Florida Forestry Asso-
ciation to witness "Forestry on Trial!"
Wm. Carroll Lamb, Tallahassee,
executive vice president, served as
counsel for the defense. The "defense
witnesses" were the speakers on the
Lamb pointed out the forest indus-
try is battling biological, economic and
political obstacles to try to "make our
forests more productive." The
speakers discussed the charges and re-
strictions which face productive
forestry and their implications for all
forest interests. The setting for the
program was a courtroom setting com-
plete with judge, prosecuting attorney
and defense attorney.

The State Winner in Citrus Place-
ment is Charles Johns of the Grove-
land Chapter. Mr. Brian Fromang,
representing Florida Citrus Mutual,
presents Charles with a $100 check as
adviser Freddie Garner looks on.

Polled and Horned
Our herd is Federally Certified for Brucellosis (No.
400) & Accredited for T.B.
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813/293-2930 Winter Haven, Fla. 33880
Ranch off SR 542 on Buckeye Rd. 3 miles N.E.

Presiding judge was Donald E. Per-
cival, forest supervisor, National
Forests in Florida, and prosecuting
attorney was John A. Beall, Jr.,
manager of wood procurement, St. Joe
Paper Company. Speakers (witnesses)
were W. Arden Colette, assistant agri-
cultural economist, University of
Florida, Gainesville; Wayne H. Smith,
director, center for environmental pro-
grams and natural resources, Univer-
sity of Florida, and Howard Hanna,
land manager, Container Corporation
of America, Fernandina Beach.
Just prior to opening the court-
room procedures an audio-visual plan-
ned television newscast was presented
which brought the news of the trial
into perspective to the spectators.

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Registered Angus
Breeding quality cattle acclimated
to South Florida and the Gulf Coast
Performance Testing
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P. O. Box 308
Punta Gorda, Fla. 33950
Phone 813/639-2146
or 813/625-5390

Representing Florida Farm Bureau, Mr. Dennis Emerson presents the 1978 String
Band title to the Dade City Chapter.
Mark Ballard of the Dade City
Chapter, receives the State Har-
monica Award from Dr. Dennis Emer-
son, representing Florida Farm

His degrees are impressive, but his
concern and interest in people is most
intriguing. Dr. Marshall Leggett,
Minister of the Broadway Christian
Church in Lexington, KY, captivated
his youthful audience.

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What Makes A Tip-Top Chapter?

To compete for a superior chap-
ter award, a chapter must submit a
membership roster and a program
of activities by October 31, and a
chapter accomplishment report by
April 15. But that is not all it takes
to be named a "tip-top" chapter.
A "tip-top" chapter has an out-
standing comprehensive chapter
program that provides valuable
educational experiences for their
entire membership. They also have
surpassed the standard require-
ments that were established as
minimum goals by the National
organization. Yes, being a "tip-top"
chapter is hard work. But 141
chapters did achieve a superior
rating this year, and fourteen of
those went on to receive National
awards. Can your chapter be like
Chiefland Sr., Santa Fe Jr., Pensa-

cola-Tate Sr., Baker County and
Auburndale Sr., all of whom re-
ceived a National Bronze Emblem
Award? Or even better, why not try
to be a National Silver Emblem
Award winner like Gainesville Agri-
business, Zephyrhills Sr. and Bron-
son. But wait a second, if you are
going to shoot for a goal then why
not try for a National Gold Emblem
Award like the South Sumter Sr.,
Bartow Sr., Santa Fe Sr., Mul-
berry, Orlando-Colonial and the
Groveland Sr. chapters. Why not be
The "tip-top" chapter award re-
cipients, composed of the top 10% of
those who received the superior
award, received checks of $35 each
from the Belk Lindsey Stores of


Dr. Earl Fowler, President of the
Florida Vocational Association, pre-
sents the FVA Student Award to State
President, Jim Newsome, for his out-
standing leadership.

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Steve Tanner, State Vice President,
presents the coveted Distinguished
Service Award to Bob Lay for his
many years of dedicated service to
FFA through the Division of Forestry.

Bob C. Lay

Broadcasting WFFA
This is Bob Lay broadcasting from WFFA. The recent
winner of the Distinguished Service Award has broadcasted
the FFA Forestry Training Camp and FFA School Forests
Program since he joined the Division of Forestry in 1963.
A native Georgian, Bob served in the Pacific Theater as a
weather analyst for the Air Force during World War II.
Then, in 1949 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Jour-
nalism from the University of Georgia. This led to the begin-
ning of his broadcasting career, which lasted thirteen years.
Although he joined the Division of Forestry as an accoun-
tant, he was soon transferred to the post of Information
Specialist for Forest Education and then promoted to Assis-
tant Chief of Forest Education. Mr. Lay was one for telling
the "forestry story" through moviemaking, photography,
press releases, slide narrations and publication of books and
brochures. He coordinated tree-planting projects with
NASA, the United States Forest Service and McDonalds.
However, Bob Lay is heretofore tuning off and out but
not away from WFFA. The dedicated forester has retired,
yet intends to keep in touch with the Future Farmers of
America. Mr. Mark Gibbs has replaced Mr. Lay with the
Division of Forestry and we are hoping that the new broad-
caster of WFFA will be just as supportive.

Mr. A. Webster Tenney, author of
"FFA at 50," is presented with the
State Distinguished Service Award.
Steve Tanner, State Vice President,
presents this plaque to the man who
not only wrote about FFA's history,
but had a great deal to do with the
making of that history.

Dr. A. Webster Tenney

"In Favor of the FFA"
Any person who reviews the record of achievement of the
Future Farmers of America is simultaneously reviewing the
records of many individuals who have dedicated years of
hard work to the FFA. And one of the more prominent
records belongs to Dr. A. Webster Tenney, author of FFA at
While reading this history of our great organization,
some may comment that the author is prejudiced "in favor
of the Future Farmers." Well, after serving for six years as a
local chapter adviser in Florida, eight years helping direct
the Florida FFA Association, sixteen years as National
Adviser, Dr. Tenney "admits with pride to being pre-
FFA's history is a thrilling story of the achievement of
youth under the guidance of dedicated and capable teachers
of vocational agriculture; such as Dr. Tenney. He received
the Honorary State Farmer Degree from the Florida Asso-
ciation in 1936. And it is because of his astounding record of
service "in favor of the FFA" that the Florida Association
bestowed a 1978 Distinguished Service Award upon a man
who has built a golden past and arranged things for a
brighter future.

Florida Future Farmer


Service Awards

Adam s Lim ousin ..........................19
American Harvestore ......................17
Balm Grove Service .......................17
Beefmasters Talley Ranch ................ 20
Clark Angus Ranch ........................22
Corrigan Ranch ...........................20
Crossm an Farm s ......................... 23
Diamond T Ranch .........................25
Dietrich Brothers ..........................17
A. Duda & Sons ......................... 20
Eastern Brahman Association ...............21
Echodell Farm ............................20
Fair Sto re ............... ............... 19
Flint River M ills ...........................23
Florida Fence Post .......................25
Florida Molasses Exchange .............. 18
Florida State Fair .......................... 28
Freeman Cattle Company ................ 22
Gemini Springs Farms ................... 18
G oo ld's .................. .............. 18
G rainex .................................. 20

J I Case Com pany .......................... 2
JM C Ranch ............................... 23
D ick Kelley ........................ .... 18
Dan Kriner ......................... .... .18
Larson Drainage Systems ................... 21
Lazy J Ranch ............................. 18
Lykes Pasco Packing Company .............25
M & M Supply Company .................23
Placid Farms ............. ...............19
Russell's W western Store ................... 23
RW Bar ................ ................ 19
Sam Sells & Sons ..........................25
Ray Sim m s Farm ......................... 18
Smith Ranch ............................21
Stage Coach Ranch .......................21
Stardust Ranch ........................... 20
Steel-N-Timber ........................... 22
Stockman Supply Company ............... 22
W H. Stuart Ranch .......................25
Sykes Angus Ranch .......................23
Thompson Brothers Angus Farm ...........20
G. A. Tucker & Sons ......................21
US M arine Corps ........................ 27
Western Gentlemen .......................19

Fair Sets 1979 Dates
Dates for the 1979 Florida State
Fair are set for April 4-15 and
committees are at work to assure
Floridians one of the best fairs
Youth events will include the
steer show and participation in
open beef and dairy cattle judg-
ing, poultry, dairy goat and rabbit
competition. Youth are also eligi-
ble for the horse show events.
Deadline for entries in the
agricultural divisions, except the
youth steer events, is March 7,
1979. The steer show entry dead-
line was October 15, 1978.

M. E. (Max) Hammond, Manager

C. Lee Eggert,
P.O. Box 250

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FFA Advisors Join To Hold Annual Meeting

The Florida Vocational Agricultural Teachers Associa-
tion met in conjunction with the 11th Annual Vocational
Educators Workshop in Orlando on Aug. 7-10. The business
sessions were scheduled at the Howard Johnson's Hotel in
the Florida Center.
Among the key items at the FVATA business sessions
were the adoption of the 1978-79 Program of Work and the
election of officers for the coming year. Other items that
were discussed and adopted was the Professional Liability
Insurance package designed especially for agricultural tea-
chers and others relating to the agricultural teachers
Several specialists from universities and industry held
seminars during the week to update the teachers on the
latest technological advances.
The Annual Agricultural Teachers Banquet was held on
Wednesday night to recognize outstanding advisers and
others for their accomplishments during the year.




The officers of FVATA for the coming year are:
President ..................... John Stephens, Bushnell
President Elect .............. Robert Brown, Gainesville
Secretary ........................ John Carter, Orlando
Treasurer ............... James Thornhill, Winter Haven
Past President ............... Doug Holmberg, Brandon
Legislative Chairman .......... Elton Hinton, Plant City
Director, Region I ................. Jack Tison, Bonifay
Director, Region II .............. W. C. Geiger, Alachua
Director, Region III............... Gene Fortner, Deland
Director, Region IV.............. David Coile, Lakeland
Director, Region V ............ Jim Knight, Okeechobee
The 1978-79 State FFA Advisory Board Members are:
Region I ................. Andy Andreason, Grand Ridge
Region II .................... Jack Williams, Macclenny
Region III ...................... Fred Dietrich, Orlando
Region IV .......................Ray Clark, Plant City
Region V .................... Wayne Clark, Okeechobee

Doug Holmberg, outgoing President of
FVATA, recognizes Sam Love, (not
pictured), and Charles Butterworth for
their outstanding contributions to the
FVATA. Troy Caruthers accepts the
award for Sam Love.

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St. Regis recognizes Forestry winners. Mr. George Taylor of
St. Regis, far left, makes the presentations. Left to right,
Howard Renner, adviser at South Sumter wins fifth place
and $50; John Temple accepts fourth place check of $75 on
behalf of the Milton Chapter; Tom Hart of Mayo receives a
$100 check for third place; Sam Adams of Palatka accepts
second place check of $150 and first place honors go to
Gainesville Agri-Business Center. John Folks, adviser
accepts the check for $250. Palatka also won the $25 for the
best scrapbook.

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Phillip Storms of Brandon accepts the Outstanding Senior
Student Award in Agricultural Education at the University
of Florida. Carl Beeman, Chairman of Agricultural Educa-
tion makes the presentation.

Florida Future Farmer

The Florida Vocational Agriculture
Teachers Association pays tribute to
C. M. Lawrence, who is retiring after
serving agricultural education and vo-
cational education for many years.
Doug Holmberg, President, makes the
presentation to the dedicated and de-
serving individual.

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