Mr. Amon O. Duncan was born in Carroll County Georgia in 1904.
He attended Mt. Zion Seminary and received his Bachelor of Science
and Masters of Education degrees from the University of Georgia.
Mr. Duncan began his teaching career in 1929 at Pelham High School
where he served for eight years.
In 1937 he joined the Teacher Education Program at the University
of Georgia. He was placed in charge of preparing teaching materials
for the Vocational Agriculture schools of the state. After World
War II he helped prepare teachers for the Veterans Farm Training
Program. His main emphasis, however, continued to be teaching material
development. In 1941, Mr. Duncan co-authored a book "Swine
Production in the South," and in 1942 he wrote "Food Processing."
A.O. Duncan was recognized as a leader in his field.
The Agriculture Alumni Association of the University of Georgia
presented him with the Distinguished Faculty Award in 1969. In recognition
for his leadership in developing a record book for Vocational Agriculture
used throughout the nation, the National Association of FFA presented
to Mr. Duncan the Distinguished Service Award in 1966.
Mr. Duncan retired in 1969 and died in February 1972
after a short illness. He served the Vocational Agriculture profession
for forty years.