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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Marion County Agricultural Hall of Fame to induct local cattle, peanut farmer

A local cattle and peanut farmer will be inducted into the Marion County Agricultural Hall of Fame as part of the Farm City Week activities that will take place from November 16, 2022 through November 23, 2022.

During Farm City Week, Terry Teuton’s achievements will be commemorated with a bronze plaque in the permanent Hall of Fame exhibit located in the foyer of the Extension Service auditorium, according to a press release from the Marion County Board of County Commissioners.

In addition to the plaque, which will feature his photo and a summary of his achievements in agriculture, he will also be recognized with a Hall of Fame video that will be released during Farm City Week.

Marion County Agricultural Hall of Fame to induct local cattle peanut farmer
Terry Teuton will join the Marion County Agricultural Hall of Fame in November (Photo courtesy of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners)

Terry Teuton was born in Ocala on March 1, 1948, to Hugh C. and Ethel H. Teuton, and he has been a lifelong resident of Marion County. His farm is a generational family farm, with the fourth generation currently helping to attend to the farm business.

Teuton has two sons: Travis Charles Teuton and Justin Wade Teuton. He regularly hosts farm tours where he helps educate Marion County’s adults and youth on the importance of agriculture to the local community and environment.

Teuton served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1969 to 1975. He also served on numerous boards and in many organizations, including the following: steer chairman of the Southeastern Youth Fair and the executive board of the youth fair; past president of the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association; a member on the Marion County Farm Bureau Board of Directors; a member of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association; and Marion County’s representative on the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

In 1974, Teuton was selected as the Young Farmer of the Year for the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. The Southeastern Youth Fair was dedicated to him in 2021.

Since 2003, the Marion County Agricultural Hall of Fame has recognized individuals who have made tremendous contributions to the furtherance of agriculture in the community. Previous Hall of Fame honorees include 32 men and three women who are credited for their advancement in Marion County’s agricultural history.

The growing list of Hall of Fame honorees also includes Mark Shuffitt, Gus Gray, Jerry Arthur, Russ Randall, Bud Boyer, Jim Williams, Franklin “Frank” Walter Smith, Adolph “Al” Kunz, Harry Mangurian, Jr., Arlen Jumper, D.A. Lewis, Jr., Nathan Mayo, Michael and Joseph O’Farrell,  Marilyn Grant, Kay Richardson, Bill Reese, Carey Robbins, E.L. Strickland, Carol Harris, Elmer Heubeck, Jo Ann Smith, James M. ‘Jimmie’ Glisson, Barnard Grant, Edsel W. Rowan, Charles Seiler, Jr., Dr. William R. Brawner, Jackson C. Dudley, Carl Rose, Ned H. Folks, O.D. “Buddy” Huff, Carl G. Rose, Leroy Baldwin, T. Richard Barber, Jr., Bonnie M. Heath II, Douglas H. Oswald,  Robert Renner, David Baillie, Jr., and Marion Roche.

For more information on induction ceremony sponsorships or tickets, please contact Patricia D. Nobles, Marion County Extension Director and Extension Agent III, M.Ed., via phone (352-671-8400) or email ([email protected]).