Richard "Wesley" Joyner



  • Born in Tampa, FL, March 20, 1947
  • Graduated from Plant City H.S., 1964
  • Attended Brevard College, N.C., 2 yrs
  • Transferred to U of F & earned Ag Ed degree in 1968
  • Taught Ag at Pinecrest H.S.
  • When Pincrest merged with Plant City H.S. he continued to teach Ag.
  • Earned Plant City Jaycees "Teacher of the Year" Award in his fourth year of teaching
  • Served with the Federal Land Bank in Tampa until 1981
  • Transferred to Farm Credit of Central FL as Area Manager
  • President of Farm Credit of Southwest FL in 1990
  • President of Farm Credit of Central FL in 1997
  • Retired in 2008
  • Served for 10 years on Plant City H.S. Advisory Comm.
  • Served as Sec. of AgFirst Presidents Council
  • Served on FDOE Career & Tech. Edu. Advisory Comm.
  • Member of FL Council of Cooperatives
  • Served as President of FL FFA Found. Board of Directors
  • Worked with Strawberry Festival & FL State Fair
  • Served on Board of Directors of FL Ag. Hall of Fame
  • Honorary State FFA Degree
  • Honorary American FFA Degree
  • FFA Blue & Gold Award
  • Named Agriculturist of the Year by Plant City Chamber of Commerce in 2008