Ron Smola, retired from USDA- NRCS. While employed I represented USDA as an environmental liaison and served on the South Florida Ecosystem Working Group serving as Chairman in 1995. Also served on the Coral Reef Task Force. Ron had an office at he SFWMD serving as a USDA liaison to the District. Ron is currently very involved with South Florida Fair serving as a Trustee and Chairman of the Live stock Committee working closely with the youth to promote agriculture. Ron was the is a founding director of Florida Earth and was the second Chair of the Board of Directors after Jean Elliot Brown.