AGRICULTURE: Develop & Expand

As a 14-year-old student at a high school in Quitman, Ga., Farm Boy Wesley Patrick got a class project—the care of a gilt and a boar. He did so well that he won second prize at a local swine show. Much encouraged. Patrick asked his vocational agriculture teacher how he might get into full-time farming. Advised Teacher Drawdy Willis: "Develop and expand."

Patrick developed and expanded so fast that the 382,000 members of the Future Farmers of America named him the 1956 "Star Farmer of America," and successor to igss's winner, Joe Moore of Tennessee (TIME, Oct. 24. 1955). This...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!