Itís time to say farewell.† After three decades of teaching agriculture, Iím now retired.† Itís been a good run, a rewarding journey.† Iíll always cherish the good times, the friendly competitions, and the comradeship.† Thank you.
Like you, Iíve devoted my career to making a positive difference in the lives of students.† I hope Iíve accomplished that.† Iíve tried my best.† Our success as agriculture teachers isnít measured in the number of CDEís, livestock shows, or proficiency awards weíve won.†† Itís measured by our studentsí triumphs, when they come back later and tell us that we changed the direction of their lives and helped them become the people we always knew they had the potential to become.†
Iíll likely see some of you at some point in my new position as Executive Director of Oconee River Resource Conservation and Development Council in Watkinsville. †I look forward to our paths crossing again.
So long, and best wishes.