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farmer , educator economist

Stephen Allyn Ford, American farmer, educator economist. Recipient Certified Excellence, American Society Agronomy, 1997. Vestry warden Otey Episcopal Church, Sewanee, 2007—2009; Member of Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary Society Agriculture.


Ford, Stephen Allyn was born on June 27, 1955 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of David Luther and Anna Lou Fields Ford.


Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1987.


Teacher United States Peace Corps, Western Samoa, 1977—1979, American Samoa Government, 1980—1981. Assistant professor University Florida, Gainesville, 1987—1991. Associate professor Penn State University, Station College, 1991—1999.

Manager Blythe Cotton Company, Town Creek, Alabama, since 2000. Columnist Southern Farmer Magazine, since 2006, Farm Futures Magazine, since 2006. Elected representative Franklin County School Board, Winchester, Tennessee, 2006—2010.

Visiting associate professor University South, Sewanee, Tennessee, since 2001. Director Southern Cotton Growers Association, since 2007. Trustee National Center Food and Agricultural Policy, Washington, since 2007.


Vestry warden Otey Episcopal Church, Sewanee, 2007—2009. Member of Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary Society Agriculture.


Married Elizabeth Pride Blythe, June 8, 1991. Children: Emily Blythe, James Fields.

David Luther

Anna Lou Fields Ford

Elizabeth Pride Blythe

Emily Blythe Ford

James Fields Ford