Category Archives: Presentations

Weather Not a Factor

One of the perils of traveling to speak in January is the weather. Who knows when you might get stuck in an airport someplace. That was not a problem this week as I was speaking close to home. I spoke … Continue reading

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My Old Kentucky Home

It seems as if the Hilton Garden Inn in Georgetown, KY is my Old Kentucky Home. This past week I returned for the 4th year to speak to the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education TALENTS program. This is … Continue reading

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Making Music in Nashville

I always enjoy making presentations at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville; especially at Christmas time. They do a tremendous job of decorating as evidenced by this Poinsettia tree. Dr. Wendy Warner and I enjoyed speaking to a very receptive crowd of … Continue reading

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60,007 in attendance

There was a record attendance at the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis last week.  Another record was the FFA elected the first African-American female to be the national president. The National FFA Convention is exciting. It is like a 30 … Continue reading

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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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