STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, the future progress and prosperity of Delaware is dependent to a great degree upon the skills and efforts of those citizens who operate the many farms of the State; and
WHEREAS, the Future Farmers of America organization is composed of boys who are studying vocational agriculture in public secondary schools as preparation for careers in farming; and
WHEREAS, the major purpose of the Future Farmers of America organization is to develop leadership, encourage cooperation, promote good citizenship, teach sound methods of farming and inspire patriotism among the members; and
WHEREAS, Delaware now has 23 active chapters of the organization, with more than 780 presently active members and more than 5,000 former members; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Future Farmers of America perform valuable community services and provide important leadership in developing our agricultural economy and in building a better State;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim the week beginning February 21, 1953, as
DELAWARE FUTURE FARMERS WEEK
and urge all citizens to take notice of the many contributions of the Future Farmers of our State and to encourage in every possible way the further growth of this splendid organization for our farm youth.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Sixteenth day of February, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Seventy-seventh.
By the Governor:
ELBERT N. CARVEL
HARRIS B. McDOWELL, JR., Secretary of State.