Gene Ryals



  • Born in Ybor City, Tampa, FL
  • Graduated from Webster High School, 1944
  • Graduated from University of Florida, BS in Ag, 1948
  • Graduated from University of Florida, MA, 1950
  • Took elective courses at Florida State Univ., 1955-65
  • Taught at Altha High School, Altha, FL, 1948-71
  • Taught at Agribusiness Center in Tallahassee, FL, 1971-81
  • Also served as Director of Agribusiness Center, 1978-81
  • Major, U.S. Air Force (retired), 22.5 years