Joe R. Kirkland



  • Born in Macclenny, Fl.
  • Graduated from Baker Co. High School, Macclenny, Fl. 1962
  • Graduated from University of Florida 1966
  • Graduated from Florida A & M University 1973
  • Taught at Paxon High School, Jacksonville, Fl. 1966-1969
  • FFA Executive Secretary, Fl. Dept. of Education 1970-1973
  • Assistant State Agriculture Education Director , Fl. Dept. of Education 1973-1975
  • State Agriculture Education Director, Fl. Dept. of Education 1975-1981
  • Vocational Director Columbia County School Board 1981-1990
  • Assistant Superintendent, Columbia County School Board 1990-1993
  • Deputy Superintendent, Columbia County School Board 1993-2003
  • Honorary American Farmer Degree 1979
  • National FFA Alumni Lifetime Member
  • Member of the Fl. State Fair Authority
  • President, State Directors of Agriculture Education, Southern Region
  • American Vocational Association Nominating Committee Member
  • Member of Editing Board, "The Ag Ed Magazine"
  • Helped form and organize the Florida FFA Foundation
  • Member of Committee-Seasoned Owl Reunions
  • Recipient of Fl. FFA Blue and Gold Award 2002
  • President of FL. FFA Foundation Board 1976-1981
  • INDUCTED INTO THE FLORIDA FFA HALL OF FAME, 2009
  • Florida FFA Foundation Board Member 2009-
  • Co-Author of "Florida FFA - Our History"