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Dr. Scott Vernon

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Cal Poly Corporation
1 Grand Ave Mott Gym
San Luis Obispo , California 93405
United States

Company Description: California Polytechnic State University, one of 23 California state universities, is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive institution that emphasizes a...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
    Texas A&M University
  • bachelor's Degree
    Cal Poly
  • master's degree
    Cal Poly
  • highest honorary degree of membership
69 Total References
Web References
Faces of the Foundation, 12 Mar 2015 [cached]
Scott Vernon Ph.D., California, Education Liaison
Dr. J. Scott Vernon is the founder of the "I Love Farmers…They Feed My Soul" campaign to support American family farmers and ranchers. He is a professor of agricultural communications at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Dr. Vernon travels throughout the world speaking with agricultural organizations on leadership, communication and industry issues. He grew up on his family's cow-calf ranch.
Livestock Publications Council - An international organization serving the dynamic livestock communications industry., 26 Nov 2012 [cached]
Newly elected officers of the Livestock Publications Council are: (front row) Kathy LaScala, Lee Publications, Eudora, Kan., president; Christy Lee, Cee Lee Communications, Wellington, Ill., first vice president; Don Norton, Boelte-Hall, Roeland Park, Kan. second vice president; Angie Denton, Hereford World, Blue Rapids, Kan. secretary-treasurer; Scott Vernon, Brock Center for Ag Communication, San Luis Obispo, Calif., immediate past president; Second row: Diane Johnson, LPC executive director, Fort Worth, Texas.
Scott Vernon Secretary-Treasurer Brock Center/Cal Poly State University
Scott Vernon Cal Poly Ph: 805/756-6138
2013 National Angus Conference & Tour, 18 Sept 2013 [cached]
Scott Vernon
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Scott Vernon has spent a lifetime in agriculture and is considered one of the nation's leaders in agricultural communications, agriculture advocacy and leadership development.
Vernon is the founder of the very popular "I Love Farmers, They Feed My Soul" movement. It is a national nonprofit agricultural advocacy group targeting young urban audiences and empowering young leaders in agriculture.
Vernon received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and his doctorate at Texas A&M University. Vernon has been teaching young people about agriculture for the past 29 years. He has won numerous teaching awards, honorary memberships from five national fraternities and organizations, and the honorary American FFA Degree from the National FFA Organization. He served as director of the Brock Center for Agricultural Communication from 1994 to 2006. He is the former president of the Livestock Publications Council.
He is a professor of agricultural communication in the Agricultural Education and Communication Department at Cal Poly. Vernon is also a pilot, a successful auctioneer, a Farm Bureau member and a business owner. He is a partner in an auction firm that conducts sales for corporations and governmental agencies in California. He works with companies and organizations to improve communications and leadership to enhance teamwork, productivity and profit.
Cal Poly CAFES : Faculty Directory : Ag Education & Communication, 15 May 2010 [cached]
Photo of J. Scott Vernon
J. Scott Vernon, Ph.D. Texas A&M University 10-223, 756-2707,
Dr. Vernon teaches in the Agricultural Education Department and serves as the Co-Director of the Brock Center for Agricultural Communication. He teaches Computer Applications in Agriculture Education, Teaching Methodologies, and Personal Leadership Development. He manages the Livestock Publications Council's National Writing Contest, and is also a professional auctioneer and motivational speaker. As an auctioneer, Dr. Vernon has helped to raise more than three million dollars at benefit auctions. He is invited to deliver keynote presentations and seminars at conferences and meetings throughout the United States. He was awarded the Honorary American FFA Degree from the National FFA, the highest honor the organization bestows. Dr. Vernon serves as advisor to the CFFA and the Cal Poly Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. Specialties: Teaching Methods; Auction Marketing; Leadership Development Training; Public Speaking; Computers in Agriculture; Agricultural Communication; Livestock.
Policy, Issues, Leadership to be Focus of AFBF Convention, 18 June 2001 [cached]
Wrapping up the leadership seminars on Monday, Jan. 7, will be Dr. J. Scott Vernon who will present "Leadership in the Land of Oz."By focusing on how to create a successful and diverse organization, Farm Bureau members will be offered an interactive, fast moving perspective of leadership from a timeless tale of adventure, hope and diversity.
Vernon inspires people to embrace life with enthusiasm and to become leaders.He earned a Doctorate of Philosophy at Texas A&M University and became a partner in an auction company.For more than 16 years, he has taught leadership at the high school, community college and university levels.
In addition to the leadership seminars, a variety of conferences focusing on Farm Bureau policies and general agriculture issues will be held on both Sunday and Monday of the convention.Topics such as the farm bill, conservation and farm safety will be covered as well as outlook sessions on various commodities, energy and the 2002 elections.
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