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Tribute to Dr. Clayton Yeutter

Tribute to Dr. Clayton Yeutter

By James Patterson, Diplomat, Writer, Speaker, Educator

Yeutter held a law degree and a Ph. D. in agricultural economics from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At Nebraska, Yeutter, in 1950, was inducted in the Fraternity of Alpha Zeta, an agricultural honorary fraternity. 

Photo: U.S. Trade Ambassador Clayton Yeutter (AZ Nebraska) with Agricultural Attache Jim Patterson (AZ Auburn University) at the 1996 National Agricultural Marketing Association meeting San Diego California. Patterson was posted at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City at the time. 
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Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr.

Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr.

Dr. Lloyd Elliott, Jr. passed away on February 13, 2017 just days after his 50th birthday. Growing up on a hog farm in Estill Springs, Tennessee, Dr. Elliott learned to appreciate nature and animals. His parents and extended family fostered a desire to explore, to excel, to discover how things work, to laugh, to follow God and to respect himself and his neighbor. 
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Richard and Evelyne Rominger Receive UC Davis Medal

Richard and Evelyne Rominger Receive UC Davis Medal

Alumni Richard and Evelyne Rominger, who for decades have played prominent roles in the community and in statewide and national agriculture, have been selected to receive the UC Davis Medal, the highest honor the university presents to an individual.
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Chris Vitelli Named Superintendent/President of Merced College

Chris Vitelli Named Superintendent/President of Merced College

The Merced Community College District Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Mr. Chris Vitelli as the college’s seventh Superintendent/President.  The Board of Trustees announced the selection by unanimous vote during its meeting on December 13.
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George Wedgworth

George Wedgworth

Florida agriculture leader George Wedgworth dies in Belle Glade

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Tom McKinney Named Purdue University Distinguished Ag Alumni

Tom McKinney Named Purdue University Distinguished Ag Alumni

Purdue AZ alumni Thomas McKinney, President and General Manager of McKinney & McKinney, was named one of Purdue University's 2016 Distinguished Agricultural Alumni.
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Dr. Jim Lilley

 Dr. James Harvey Lilley, Jr., 55, passed away December 20, 2015 at his home. Jim was born May 9, 1960 in Wake County.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Swansboro with Dr. Larry Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Queens Creek Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the church.
Jim graduated from Swansboro High School and then went on to NC State University and then North Carolina school of veterinarian medicine at NC State University where he received his doctorate in veterinarian medicine. As a 10 year career 4-H member in Onslow County Jim was inducted in the NC 4-H Honor Club in 1976. During his freshman year, 1978, at NCSU he became a member of Alpha Sigma Phi brotherhood. During his time at NCSU he was a member of the NC State Marching Band playing a flag bearing NCSU herald trumpet, and in 1980 he was inducted in the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta, at the same time his father was inducted as an alumni member, and he was also inducted in the Alpha Zeta, Honor Fraternity for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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Former Purdue Dean of Agriculture & AZ Alum Vic Lechtenberg Honored

AZ alum Vic Lechtenberg (Nebraska chapter) has received the Order of the Griffin, one of the highest honors bestowed by Purdue University to individuals whose commitment and service to the university go well beyond the call of duty and whose strength and vision have greatly benefited the institution. 

When he retired in March 2015, Lechtenberg was director of the Center for Purdue Regional Development and special assistant to President Mitch Daniels. 

After earning his doctorate at Purdue, Lechtenburg joined the Purdue faculty as crop science professor. He went on to served as dean of agriculture (1993-2004), and vice provost for engagement (2004-11). He twice was called on fill vacancies on an interim basis while searches were underway for provost and vice president for government relations. 

"Lechtenberg served under six Purdue presidents and knows the university and the state of Indiana better than almost anyone," said Purdue Trustee John Hardin, who is also a Farm Foundation Trustee. "I would be hard-pressed to find any Indiana leader more respected and appreciated than is Vic." 
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Bill Latham

Bill Latham, 74, of Urbandale, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2015, after a near 6-year battle with leukemia and later complications from that disease. 

Born in Hampton on May 8, 1941, Bill was the eldest son of Willard and Evelyn Latham. He graduated from Alexander High School in 1959. While majoring in Agronomy at Iowa State University, Bill was an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and was initiated into the Alpha Zeta agricultural honor society. He graduated from ISU in 1963. 
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Dr. Wid P. Crawford

CRAWFORD, Wid P., age 87 of Wyckoff and Long Beach Island, died peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Born in Burkburnett, TX, Wid and his wife, Ellen, grew up in Eastland, TX. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II. Wid graduated from Texas A&M University in 1948 and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He later returned to Texas A&M where he earned a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1958. While at Texas A&M, he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Zeta Honorary fraternities.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015/Author: Teresa Lee/Number of views (1752)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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