Dr. Byron T. French



  • Born in Davis, California
  • Graduated from Cascadilla Prep. Academy
  • Graduated from Cornell Univ., BS in Ag 1964; M.S. 1967
  • Graduated from Kansas State Univ., PhD in 1982
  • Taught at University of Vermont, Burlington, 1967-69 (Ag Engineer)
  • Taught at Essex Jct. Vocational Center, 1969-79, (Ag Mech)
  • Taught at Kansas State Univ., Teaching Asst., 1979-82
  • Taught at University of FL, Gainesville, 1982-2007(Professor)
  • Honorary State Farmer, Vermont and Florida
  • Teacher of the Year, Univ. of FL, 1985, 1993
  • Advisor of the Year, Univ. of FL, 1996
  • Univ. of FL Senior Advisor to Ag Council, 1983-95
  • Member of North American Colleges & Teachers of Ag (NACTA)
  • Teacher of the Year for Ag Tech, John Deere Corp., 2003
  • Retired Assoc. Professor Emeritus, Univ. of FL, 2006
  • Certified Scuba Diver Instructor for NAUI (Nat. Assoc. of Underwater Instrs.)
  • Member of Divers Assist Network(DAN) Emergency Medical Training
  • What I Like Most in Life? "I Love teaching and I Eat, Live, and Breathe Agriculture."