Winton Oziel "W.O." Whittle



  • Born in Sycamore, FL
  • Graduated from Greensboro High School, Greensboro, FL, 1944
  • Graduated from the University of FLorida, BSE, 1947; MA, 1952
  • Taught at Moore Haven High School, Moore Haven, FL, 1947-52
  • Taught at Lake City, FL, 1952-53
  • Asst. County Agent, Leon County, Florida, 1953-54
  • Asst. County Agent, Columbia/Hamilton County, FL, 1954-56
  • County Agricultural Agent, Lafayette County, FL, 1956-59
  • Executive Secretary, FL Federation of Fairs & Livestock Shows, 1959-63
  • Chief, Bureau of State Markets, FL Dept. of Ag, 1963-85
  • Consultant, Ronco Consulting Co., Jamaica, 1985-87
  • Realtor, Century 21, Lawrence Realty, 1987-2001
  • Outstanding Service Award, FL Fed. of Fairs & Shows, 1963
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, FL State Market Employees, 1965
  • 25 Year Testimonial Award, Alpha Gamma Rho , 1967
  • Market Manager of the Year, Nat. Assoc. of Markets, 1970
  • Chevron's Agriculture of the Year Spokesman Award, 1974
  • Boss of the Year Award, PBX Clubs of FL, 1981
  • Special Service Award, Nat. Assoc. of Market Managers, 1982 & 86
  • Lion of the Year Award, Quincy Lion's Club, 1996
  • Nominee, FL Ag Hall of Fame, 2001