You voted and Tom Woodland came out ahead in our contest for February's Duran Group Powered by Epic Realty Hometown Hero.

Woodland has been the Gooding High School Ag teacher for over 30 years. He has taken countless students to state and national FFA competitions. According to the nominator, Woodland not only teaches his students about agriculture, but he also teaches them life skills that make them productive members of society.

Woodland also runs a Soup Kitchen for the community of Gooding every Tuesday night. They say he is a mentor for many of his students and wants every one of them to succeed. If you ask anyone in the community, the nominator says they'd say Woodland is a true inspiration with a selfless heart. Woodland says is a person many people look up to and deserves to be recognized by the entire Magic Valley because he doesn't get the recognition he deserves.

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