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COD : Simon M. Deeb

1985 Certificate of Distinction Winner Simon M. Deeb

Simon M. Deeb


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Deeb, a 1949 graduate of Purdue’s School of Agriculture, has taught vocational agriculture at Rochester High School since 1953. Deeb is well known for his positive influence on the lives of hundreds of students, for his impact on vocational agriculture in Fulton County and the state, and his highly successful soil judging teams which have frequently placed high in state and national contests, winning the national contest in 1983. Deeb has served as president of the Indiana Vocational Agriculture in Fulton County and the state, and his highly successful soil judging teams which have frequently placed high in state and national contests, winning the national contest in 1983. Deeb has served as president of the Indiana Vocational Agriculture Teachers’ Association, and founded the Rochester Chapter of Future Farmers of America. He was a catalyst in founding the county’s 4-H livestock auction and served some 24 years on the committee, 10 years as chairman. He also initiated the 4-H Fair Livestock Judging Contest and served as chairman of the 4-H Fair Livestock Judging Contest some 30 years. Deeb served as Fulton County Councilman, a member of the Rochester Waterways board, and on the board of directors of the Farmer’s and Merchants’ Bank. Deeb was named the Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s “Outstanding Citizen of Fulton County” in 1984. He was named a Friend of Extension for his contributions to the 4-H programs.