Category Archives: Presentations

Washington ACTE

  I wrapped up the summer speaking tour in Spokane, Washington speaking to the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education. I was in my alter ego – Representative Dudley Hughes of Georgia. The Washington ACTE has their act together … Continue reading

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Searching for the Wizard of Oz

  It was an honor to present the keynote address to the North Carolina Agriculture Teachers Association last week in Greensboro. I have been the keynoter at agriculture teacher conferences from Arizona to New York, so it was nice to … Continue reading

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Fountain Park Chautauqua – Indiana

  There is a good bit of difference between the Chautauqua in Indiana and the one in New York. However, they are both enjoyable. It was a pleasure to speak about the history of the outhouse to the Fountain Park … Continue reading

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Purdue PowerPoint Presentation

It felt like old home week at Purdue University this past week. The occasion was the annual meeting of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). This group is comprised of university professors of agriculture who value teaching and … Continue reading

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Chautauqua

June 27 marked the 7th consecutive year that I have spoken at Chautauqua. The topic this year was “World War I, Food Production, and Suffrage: The Story of the Woman’s Land Army.” The venue was different this year (the Hall … Continue reading

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New York Agriculture Teachers

I had never been to Camp Oswegatchie in New York State.  It was impressive. There are 1,200 acres and they have horses, mountain bikes, ropes courses and a number of other activities in a beautiful location.   There are 4 lakes … Continue reading

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North Carolina FFA Convention

It was a treat to speak at the North Carolina FFA Convention as my alter ego – Representative Dudley Hughes who co-sponsored the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917. A number of teachers told me their students really believed I was Dudley … Continue reading

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Staying Local

After a good bit of traveling in the past few weeks, it was nice to drive just 30 miles to speak to the Johnston County Government workers about balancing work and their personal life. We meet at the extension service … Continue reading

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Wisconsin FFA Convention

It is always exciting to attend a state FFA convention. The Wisconsin FFA Convention was no exception. They really did a bang up job. I enjoyed making a surprise visit as the Honorable Dudley Hughes, a member of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Joint Base Andrews

It was interesting being at Andrews Air Force Base (that is what most people still call it even though it is now Joint Base Andrews because several branches of the military are stationed there) this past Wednesday. The Air Force … Continue reading

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