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Title: Orange blossoms
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086633/00105
 Material Information
Title: Orange blossoms
Alternate Title: Orange blossom
Physical Description: 25 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Citrus Production Credit Association
Publisher: Florida Citrus Production Credit Association,
Florida Citrus Production Credit Association
Place of Publication: Orlando Fla
Publication Date: July 1965
Frequency: irregular
completely irregular
Subject: Oranges -- Marketing -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Oranges -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1, (May 1942)-v. 25, no. 8 (Nov. 1967).
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 16 repeated in numbering.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00086633
Volume ID: VID00105
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 45618176
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Table of Contents
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FEATURING This Month: LAKE AGRI-SCIENCE CLUB -- Story on Page Three
F.F.A. Chapter Winners Honored at Daytona Beach -- see Page Three
EDUCATION AHEAD -- Page Four of this issue.



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"V'Nt "Production credit associations
in Florida are providing over 1/2
of the short and intermediate-
term farm credit held by institu-
tional lenders," was announced
by R. A. Darr, president of the Federal Inter-
mediate Credit Bank of Columbia, South Caro-
lina at a conference of production credit asso-
ciation directors and general managers held
June 27- 29 at Asheville, North Carolina.
The conference was arranged by officers of the
Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Columbia,
which provides leadership, supervision and
loan funds for the 77 production credit associ-
ations of North and South Carolina, Georgia,
and Florida which make up the Third Farm Cre-
dit District. Over a thousand PCA directors,
general managers, and guests attended the
two-day conference.
Reports at the conference indicated that these
77 production credit associations throughout
the four states are serving nearly 47, 000 mem-
ber growers with more than $305 million.
Florida Citrus Production Credit Association,
unique in the field in that its boundaries are
commodity-wise r a t h e r than geographical,
provided nearly $23,000,000 in agricultural
credit to its over 700 members in all the citrus
producing counties of Florida in 1964.
Attending the P CA District -wide Directors'
Conference from Florida Citrus Production
Credit Association were directors Douglas R.
Igou, president, of Eustis; F. Earl Peppercorn,
vice-president, of Orlando; J. Earl Anderson
of Lakeland; Eugene F. Griffin of Bartow; J.J.
Parrish, Jr. of Titusville; and general mana-
ger A. H. Whitmore.
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2atiwn i farm

Getting o Know Us
You might find him
sailing a pram (ac-
quired ostensibly
for his daughters),
or avidly clocking
a sports car race;
but he's perhaps
most at home under
an orange tree esti-
mating a crop....
During the coming
months you will be
apt to find John Brooks in most any citrus grove
in any locality of the state, or sitting behind
a desk in any one of the five field offices of
the Association. He will be picking up the
threads of the operation in the field while the
various representatives are away on vacation,
or assisting with loan activities in any spot
where the load is particularly heavy temporarily.
These are a part of new responsibilities that
were assigned to John Brooks recently when he
was returned to the home office of the Associ-
ation at Orlando.
John began his service with the Association in
1955, working as representative in the Orlando
area which at that time included the entire In-
din River section. As the Association's opera-
tion spread territorially and in volume, field
offices were developed. In the fall of 1962,
Mr. Brooks was assigned to open a field office
to serve the lower Indian River area. He rep-
in that capacity for nearly three years, carrying
the name and services of Florida Citrus Pro-
duction Credit Association to citrus growers and
nurserymen of the area.
After coordinating efforts to establish perma-
nent field office facilities at Fort Pierce (see
story on page 4), John took up new managerial
training and responsibilities in the Orlando of-
fice in June. He and his wife Jane with their
two girls have established residence in Orlando
at 3217 Wickersham Court.

-- 31, 1965






4-H Club members of Lake County and many of
their parents and volunteer leaders have been
introduced to career opportunities in the agri-
cultural sciences through a program known as
the Lake Agri-Science Club, which was devel-
oped by County Agent Bob Norris and his staff
for the purpose of creating an interest in young
people in the challenging careers offered by the
agricultural sciences.
Assembling once a month through the school
term, the students ranging in age from ten to
20 years- hear talks given by staff members of
the University of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, of the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, the U.S. Weather Bureau,
and retired scientists. These talks are illus-
trated by the use of demonstrations and colored
slides. All speakers devote a part of their time
to describing their subject and a partion of the
time in answering questions raised by the club
During the pa st year subjects covered by these
talks included general horticulture, citriculture,
plant physiology, plant pathology, entomology,
genetics, food technology, and meteorology.
Club members kept careful notes pertaining to
the subject matter presented to them by the
various speakers. Many of them became par-
ticularly interested in one of the topics which
had been presented and adapted "projects" for
club and school science fairs from the talks
and demonstrations of the scientists.
One such project was with the economic net
radiometer which was carried on during two win-
ter seasons by Jim Bartlett, a Eustis 4-H Club
member. This inexpensive instrument predicts
an hour after sunset the temperature that will
occur at that location at sunrise the following
morning, and it has implications for use in crop
cold protection work during the winter months.
(Jim's description of his study will appear in a
forthcoming issue of "Orange Blossoms".)

Water chromotography was a project of another
young scientist. Several of the members have
become interested in pursuing agricultural
careers as a result of inspiration from the pro-
gram and an understanding of the challenges
available in the agricultural sciences.
Budding interests in phases of agri-science
are nurtured by on-the-spot visits to the labor-
atory of the scientists by Club members. Adult
volunteer w o r k e r s cooperate in sponsoring
these trips. Shown in the cover picture are:
Dr. R. H. Biggs, Assistant Biochemist, Florida
Agricultural Experiment Station, explaining the
readings on a chromatogram to Lake County
Agri-Science Club members Jimmy Fort, Roy
Meryman, and Mike Rebel, all of Eustis, in a
laboratory of the Fruit Crops Dept., University
of Florida. Fran
of Florida. Florida Citrus PCA's staff member
Frank M. Massey, Jr., who has been a volun-
teer leader with the Agri-Science Club, accom-
panied the boys to Gainesville for this visit
in February.
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F FA Chapter Winners Feted-

FCPCA's General Manager Al Whitmore and
FFA's State President MarionRiviere flank Ad-
visor S. L. Brothers and two representatives
of the Pinetta Junior High F.F.A. Chapter who
are state winners in the Cooperative Activities
Contest sponsored by the Florida Council of
Farmer Cooperatives. The winners will travel
to the Youth Conference of the American Insti-
tute of Cooperation to be held at the University
of Missouri, August 8-12.
All district winners in the Contest, State edu-
cational personnel, FFA officers and special
guests were honored at a dinner given June 17
by Florida Citrus Production Credit Association
during the State F.F.A. Convention at Daytona


JULY, 1965





Members and friends of Florida Citrus
Production Credit Association with cit-
rus interests along the lower Indian
River section received advance notice
during mid-June of the opening of new
permanent office facilities of the Asso-
ciation at 2527 Okeechobee Road in Ft.
Pierce. Located on a main thoroughfare
into Ft. Pierce, with ample available
parking space for those visiting the
office, the new facilities maybe easily
spotted by the illuminated sign in the
front, showing the red P C A emblem
under bold black letters of "FLORIDA
CITRUS"- the Sign of Dependable Credit
for Citrus Growers and Nurserymen. ;..-.---..
In charge of the new office facilities is Frank
M. Massey, Jr., who transferred from the Asso-
ciation's office at Eustis to become branch
manager at Ft. Pierce. Frank and his wife Bar-
bara with their family of three girls have estab-
lished their residence at 4655 S. Indian River
Drive, Ft. Pierce. Miss Margaret Addison is
presiding behind the typewriter and telephone
at the new office. Both she and Frank extend
an invitation to growers of the area to come in
and get acquainted.
New paint, new place and new faces, but three
essentials remain the same at Ft. Pierce--
the office telephone number (464-3530); the
mailing address (P.O. Box 1034); and most im-
portant -- steadfast, dependable credit for
citrus growers.

The June issue of "Orange Blossoms" took the
form of a bulletin which proved to be of con-
siderable interest to citrus growers throughout
PROFIT", a talk presented by Lake County Ag-
ricultural Agent R. E. (Bob) Norris at the South
Florida Citrus Institute was printed in lieu of
a regular Newsletter. Copies of the booklet
may be obtained by contacting any of the Asso-
ciation's offices.

FT. PI Okeech CE R

2 5 2 7 Okeechobee Road

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Even the Genie had to have a magic word
to unlock the door of the mountain.....

We believe EDUCATION to be the "Open,
Sesame!" to the future -- for our young
people, for the citrus industry and agri-
culture, for the nation and the world.

At Florida Citrus Production Credit Asso-
ciation we are proud that our 1 ending
program includes funds for education in
addition to your agricultural financing
needs. The amount needed for each of
the years may be repaid as shown in the
chart below. Your inquiry on behalf of
your son or daughter is invited at any of
our offices ................. .........

Ist Year * **

3rd Year * *
ith Year * **

2nd Year

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