Postville Herald from Postville, Iowa on February 22, 1961 · Page 12
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POSTVILLE, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1961. Back row (1. to r.) Rex Carlson, Darwin Koenig, Lowell Carlson, Lyle Bachelder, Ronald Miller and Don Benjegerdes. Second row (1. to r.) Curtis Dreier, George Brainard, Dale Green, treasurer; Jim Lenth and John Bengfort. Third row (1. to r.) Curtis Helium, Bruce Smith, Teddy McNally, Jim Halverson, Wayne Corlett, Lee Marsh and Verland Lenth. Fourth row (1. to r.) David Leubka, Tom McNally, Keith Meyer, Larry Snitker, historian; Mark Zieman, sentinel; Dennis Meyer and David Benjegerdes. Fifth row (1. to r.) Bruce Meyer, Gerald Limkemann, Calvin Foels, Gary Larson, Dave Schmelzer, Lane Swenson, Roger Livingood and Wayne Messier. Front row (1. to r.) Richard Nelson, chapter adviser; Dick Berns, Dick Thoreson, reporter; Dave Smith, secretary; J, D. Thoreson, president; Joe Heins, vice president; and Marvin Schroeder. Stanley Broadwater, Bob Bollman, James Eno and Daryl Ruroden were not present at the time the picture was taken. Members And Their Programs Following are the FFA members enrolled in Vocational Agriculture and a brief statement regarding their FFA activities and farming programs for the current year. Dick Thoreson — Chapter Farmer: seven per cent of dairy herd; eight imp. proj.; 12 supp. pract.; Chapter Reporter, Chairman of the Publicity Committee. Ronnie Miller —Green Hand: .one sow and litter, corn proj.; five imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; member of Publicity Committee. Don Benjegerdes — Green Hand: one sow and litter: five imp. proj.; nine supp, pract.: member of Earnings and Savings Committee. John Bengfort—Green Hand: one dairy calf; five imp. proj.; 10 supp. pract.; member of the Recreation. Committee. Jim Lenth — Green Hand: dairy cow and calf: five imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; member of Scholarship Committee and Junior FFA Reporter. Bob Bollman — Green Hand: one dairy calf; five imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; member of Leadership Committee. Gary Larson — Green Hand: two sows and litters; five imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; member of Scholastic Committee and Junior FFA Treasurer. Lowell Carlson—Green Hand: one market litter and four acres of corn; five imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.: member of Leadership Committee and Junior FFA President. Darwin Koenig—Green Hand: one market litter; three imp. proj.; three supp. pract.; mem­ ber of Recreation Committee. Rex Carlson — Green Hand, one dairy cow and calf; four imp. proj.; nine supp. pract.; member of Cooperative Activities Committee and Junior FFA President. Bruce Meyer — Green Hand: one beef calf; five imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; member of Publicity Committee. Lyle Bachelder—Green Hand: three female mink; three imp, proj.; eight supp. pract.; member of Supervised Practice Committee and Junior FFA Secretary. Stanley Broadwater — Green Hand: one dairy calf; five imp. proj.; six supp. pract.; member of Earnings and Savings Committee. Theodore McNally — Green Hand: one dairy heifer and corn proj.; five imp. proj.; seven supp. pract.; member of Publicity Committee and Junior FFA Sentinel. Curtis Dreier — dairy heifer; five imp, proj.: eight supp. pract.; member of Conduct of Meetings Committee. Calvin Foels — Green Hand: swine proj.; five imp. proj.; seven supp. pract.; member of Leadership Committee. Keith Meyer — Chapter Farmer: swine proj.; and sheep proj.; seven imp. proj.; nine supp. pract.; member of Community Service Committee. Larry Snitker—Chapter Farmer: two market litters; dairy cow and calf and corn proj.; six imp. proj.: ten supp. pract.; member of Cooperative Activities Committee and Chapter Historian. Mark Zieman—Chapter Farmer: one dairy cow and two dairy heifers and 180 chickens; seven imp. proj.; nine supp. pract.; Chairman of Recreation Committee and Chapter Sentinel. Lee Marsh—Chapter Farmer: eleven sheep; seven imp. proj.; nine supp. pract.; member of Supervised Practice Committee. Tom McNally—Chapter Farmer: two . beef cows; four imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; member of Community Service Committee. Bruce Smith — Chapter Farmer: swine; five imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; Co-Operative Activities member. Verland Lenth — Chapter Farmer: two dairy cows and three heifers; seven imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; member of Leadership Committee. Lane Swenson — Green Hand: one beef steer; six imp. proj.; seven supp. pract.; member of Earnings and Savings. Wayne Corlett — Chapter Farmer: one beef heifer; eignt imp. proj.; eleven supp. pract.; member of Publicity Committee. James Halverson — Chapter Farmer: one dairy cow; seven imp. proj.; ten supp. pract.; member of Scholarship Committee. Curtis Helium—Chapter Farmer: one third of thirty-six feeder pigs; eight imp. proj.; eleven supp. pract.; member of Co- Operative Activities Committee. Dale Green—Chapter Farmer: two Angus cows, two Angus heifers, one Angus calf, one Holstein heifer and a crop project; eight imp. proj.; twelve supp. pract; Chairman of Earnings and Savings Committee and Chapter Treasurer. David Leubka—Chapter Farmer: eleven hogs and three sheep; eight imp. proj.; eleven supp. pract.; member of Earnings and Savings Committee. Dave Schmelzer — Chapter Farmer: four dairy, one Angus heifer, one Registered Quarter Horse; four imp. proj.; eleven supp. pract.; Chairman of Cooperatives Activities Committee and Assistant Vice President. Daryl Ruroden — Chapter Farmer: fourteen head of sheep; five imp. pract.; eight supp. pract.; member of Supervised Practice Committee. Richard Berns — Chapter Farmer: three beef, eight imp. proj.; seven supp. pract.; member of Supervised Practice Committee. Gerald Limkemann — Chapter Farmer: twelve-hundred turkeys; six imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; Chairman of Scholarship Committee and Assistant Chapter Secretary. James Eno — Chapter Farmer: six beef; six imp. proj.; ten supp. pract.; Chairman of Community Service Committee and Assistant Chapter Reporter. Wayne Messier — Chapter Farmer: one purebred litter of hogs and one purebred dairy; five imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; member of Conduct of Meetings Committee. George Brainard — Chapter) Farmer: three market litters; j four imp. proj.; five supp. pract; I member of Community Service Committee. David Benjegerdes — Chapter Farmer: one dairy calf and six market litters; five imp. proj.; six supp. pract.; Chairman of Conduct of Meetings Committee and Assistant Chapter Treasurer. i Roger Livingood — Chapter Farmer: four breeding ewes; four imp. proj.; five supp. pract.; member of Community Service Committee. Marvin Schroeder — Chapter Farmer: one half of twenty-five breeding ewes; three imp. proj.;j five supp. pract; member of' Recreation Committee. J. D. Thoreson — Chapter Farmer: seven per cent of one- hundred ten head of dairy; eight imp. proj.; nine supp. pract; Chairman of Leadership Com- National F. F. A. Week, Feb. 18-25 National Future Farmers of America Week seeks to focus attention of the public on the work of the Future Farmers of today, who will be the successful farmers of tomorrow. This nation must have a constant supply of NEW farmers every year to replace those who die, retire, or otherwise leave the farm. There must be men with experience and training, for the successful farmer today is both a scientist and a businessman: mechanic and a laborer: at the same time capable of leadership in the affairs of the community. Generally, they must be men who have begun farming at an early age, so that by the lime they are ready to marry and start a family they will be firmly established in a farming program that promises a good future. Vocational Agriculture and F. F. A. constitute the most effective program yet developed for training boys to be good farmers and helping them to become established in the farming occupation of their choice. In view of the nations' need for' NEW farmers, it is fitting that recognition be given young men who are preparing for careers in farming. Encouragement at this time will do much to stimulate them to harder work and greater achievement The Chapter Farmer Degree After completion of one year of membership in our chapter, members become eligible to apply for the degree of Chapter Farmer. F o rm a 1 application must be filed, and certain minimum requirements must be met. These include: satisfactory completion of one year course in vocational agriculture, have in operation an improved supervised farming program, and be enrolled in a vocational agriculture class. He must be familiar with the purposes and programs of work of the state and national organizations, he must be familiar with parliamentary procedure, be able to lead a group discussion for fifteen minutes, he must have earned by his own efforts from his supervised farming prograni and deposited in a bank otherwise productively invested at least $50, and finally receive"., a majority vote of active members.. It occasionally becomes necessary to turn down applicants for this degree due to poor management, bad luck, or both in reference to the $50 minimum earning. Upon election and initiation, members receive a pin made of silver. mittee and Chapter President. Joe Heins—Chapter President: one-half interest of fifty-three feeder pigs; five imp. proj.; six supp. pract.; Chairman of all Committees and Chapter Vice President. Dave Smith—Chapter Farmer: four feeder steers; five imp. proj.; eight supp. pract.; Chairman of Supervised Practice Committee and Chapter Secretary. Dennis Meyer—Chapter Farmer: swine proj.; eight imp. proj.; nine supp. pract.; member of Recreation Committee. Future Farmers of America, a program of, by, and for boy*.

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