Clipped From The Lawton Constitution And Morning Press
a (he in destruction." -Ward y ' a t COTTON WINNER. L. D. Barker, Snyder Future Farmer 1 , is shown with a plaque he received after state champion cotton grower in a contest sponsored the Oklahoma Cotton Ginners association. At left Lloyd Brownsworth, Snyder vocational agriculture instructor. . (Staff Photo) Snyder Boy Named Coffon Grower In Oklahoma By TOM SHAHHOCK S t i i f f Writer SNYDER ( S t a f f ) -- L . D. Barker. Barker. Snyder Future Farmer, has been ".lamcri s l a t e champion col- Ion grower for last year. Barker placed first in Ihe a n n u a l contest contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Cotton Ginners association. The contest, designed to improve improve q u a l i t y of Oklahoma c o t t o n , is open lo J-H club members and Future Farmers. Winners will receive an expense-paid t r i p to cotton growing areas of Texas and New Mexico, with a short trip into Mexico. The trip is to observe cotton production both on irrigated and dry land, cotton exports and collon processing. Three other area boys placed in the conlesl and will also be awarded the trip. They are Bruce Dugan, Davidson 4-H club member, Jerry Max Anderson, Snyder -1-H club member, and Floyd, Tipton Future Farmer. Barker raised three acres of Northern Star on dry land, showing a net p r o f i t of S267. cotton placed first in the Kiowa county fair last lall. Dugan grew two acres, plant- ing.Lankart 611. He irrigated crop and made a ncl profit S17-1.90. The trip will also he available to Snyder FFA instructor Brownsworth, T i p l o n Herman Gri/./.lc, and Aubra Wilson, T i l l m a n county agent, who worked closely w the bo\s in t h e conlesl. Barker and Brownsworlh will a t t e n d Ihe national FFA convent i o n in Kansas Cilv.