J. Lowell Loadholtz (60C)
Award: 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award
Achievements: J. Lowell Loadholtz (60C) is the retired extension director for Brevard County, Fla., past president of the Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents and an inductee into the National Hall of Fame for County Agricultural Agents.
During his career, Mr. Loadholtz authored more than 1,500 agricultural publications and hosted a daily radio program related to farm and home life that ran for 13 years. While serving as extension director in Brevard County, he attained the rank of full professor at the University of Florida and provided leadership for a team of 10 faculty members and 11 support staff.
His community involvement is extensive, including service as a board member for the Brevard chapters of the Red Cross and United Way. He also served as advisor and director for the Brevard County Farm Bureau and the Brevard County Cattlemen’s Association and delivered care packages to needy families as a volunteer for the House of Hope Food Ministry.
One colleague referred to him as “the epitome of what I think we would all like a public servant and fellow worker to be,” while another noted that he “was, and still is, held in high esteem by his colleagues, coworkers and clients.”
Mr. Loadholtz resides in Cocoa, Fla., with wife Dee Hysinder Loadholtz, also a 1960 graduate of Berry College.