Marshall Watkins

Dr. Marshall O. Watkins, 1993 Inductee
Dr. Marshall O. Watkins, 1993 Inductee

Dr. Marshall O. Watkins’ contributions to agriculture span seven decades. As the dean and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Watkins utilized the latest in scientific information and supported advanced graduate work for county agents. He was committed to a strong program of continuing professional improvement that kept the extension system up-to-date with rapidly changing research information. Watkins’ progressive thinking was recognized as a key reason why the Florida Cooperative Extension Service is known as a responsive agency for rural and agricultural families.  He also helped families by reaching out to youngsters through his commitments and involvement in 4-H and FFA.

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