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Former Logan educator inducted to NM Ag Teacher Hall of Fame

A former Logan Municipal School instructor recently was inducted into the New Mexico Agriculture Teacher Hall of Fame.

Jack Wiley, now the dean of instruction and an agriculture professor at Trinidad State College in Alamosa, Colorado, was inducted into the hall's Class of 2024.

Wiley taught agriculture at Logan and guided its FFA chapter from 1986 to 1989. Before that, he taught ag and FFA at Moriarty.

He became an administrator at Clayton Municipal Schools, first as a principal and then as superintendent.

Even as an administrator at Clayton, Wiley continued to lobby for agriculture education in New Mexico public schools and for proper funding for such programs in the state legislature.

He also coached judging teams, judged FFA contests, listened to speeches, evaluated proficiency awards packages and served as a national FFA judge, which he continues to serve today.

During his career, he received received an Honorary State FFA Degree, Honorary American FFA degree and the Distinguished Service Award from the New Mexico FFA.

He and other agriculture instructors successfully lobbied successfully the state FFA Vocational Agriculture office moved from Santa Fe to its current home at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

The Agriculture Teachers Association of New Mexico Hall of Fame recognizes and honors agricultural science teachers for their careers, achievements and contributions.

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