Homer Neal Lewis


Homer Neal Lewis was born February 5, 1922, in Baker Hill, Alabama. He received his B.S. degree in 1950, and M.S. degree in 1959, both in agricultural education from Auburn University.

Lewis was a coach at Baker High and taught vocational education at Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery before joining the State Agribusiness Supervisory staff at Auburn where he continued for 37 years. He held positions of assistant district supervisor, assistant state supervisor/veterans programs, FFA executive secretary, and state livestock specialist for agribusiness education and state advisor for the Alabama Young Farmers Education Association.

He received distinguished service awards from the Alabama Farm Bureau Federation and the Alabama State Fair Authority for his help with livestock events. The Alabama Agricultural Center Board’s new swine barn at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery was named the H.N. Lewis Swine Barn at the 1986 South Alabama State Fair.

Lewis has supported FFA work since he became a member in 1937. He received the Honorary State Farmers Degree and the Honorary American Farmers Degree. He made major contributions to development of successful livestock programs for Alabama young people, and helped with most of the state’s swine and beef shows for more than 30 years.

Lewis is married to the former Eloise Carroll and they have one daughter.