Dr. Richard Carter taught at Guthrie High School and Iowa State University before
turning his attention back to his alma mater in Stillwater, where he established the
Joe Legako Excellence in Agricultural Education Scholarship. Funded through the Department
of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership, the scholarship reflects
Carter’s commitment to education by honoring one of his own teachers. Carter also
funded the Teacher-in-Residence Program with a grant through the department.
Carter, a Watonga native, has been recognized by the National Association of Agricultural
Educators Inc. with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his ongoing influence in and
out of the classroom. Several academic programs in agricultural leadership at universities
across the nation, as well as work in organizations such as 4-H and FFA, can be traced
to courses he developed and educators he mentored.