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Agriculture students meet their scholarship donor Luke Bryan

By Lyndsie Schlink

Instead of heading back to their farms for the night, four Illinois State Department of Agriculture students were waiting in line together in Pesotum to meet their scholarship donor, country megastar Luke Bryan.  This year Illinois State University’s Department of Agriculture was a beneficiary, awarding the Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship to graduate student Joshua McWilliams of Fairbury, senior Zachary Rippel of Roanoke, junior Benjamin Temple of Serena, and senior Susie Thompson of Maple Park.

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (122)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Registration for the October Foreign Service Exam opens August 29 - Alumnus Offers Assistance

If you’re thinking about applying and want a career as an agricultural diplomat, AZ alumnus offers help.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (430)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dana G. Dalrymple, November 5, 1932 - March 7, 2018

Dana G. Dalrymple, November 5, 1932 - March 7, 2018

Dana G. Dalrymple, a 36-year veteran of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), worked to improve farming practices worldwide. Most of his career was spent working for CGIAR, formerly the Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research, which he supported soon after its inception in 1972.  As an agricultural economist, he shaped the policies, programs and budgets of the agency’s Washington headquarters and 16 international centers in South America, Africa and Asia, and he traveled to most of them.

Dalrymple, 85, died of complications from pneumonia on March 7 at his home in Washington, D.C. after suffering from dementia. Colleagues, friends and family will celebrate his life at a later date to be announced.

Thursday, March 15, 2018/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (367)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Frederick Boyer, 1921-2018

Frederick Eshleman Boyer Jr., 96, a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 15, 2018, on hospice from complications following a viral illness at Royalton Place in Milwaukie, surrounded by his family.

Thursday, March 8, 2018/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (2797)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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John Gruber Inducted into Fayette County Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

John Gruber Inducted into Fayette County Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

John P. Gruber was inducted this week into the Fayette County Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame at an annual banquet that once again highlighted the longstanding heritage of agriculture in Fayette County, Ohio.

Thursday, March 8, 2018/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (2852)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Bob Dole: Farm State Statesman

Bob Dole: Farm State Statesman

By Jim Patterson, AZ alumnus

In January, former Kansas U.S. Senator Bob Dole, the 1996 GOP presidential candidate and the longest serving GOP Senate leader, was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for service as a “soldier, legislator and statesman.”

Wednesday, February 28, 2018/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (397)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Dr. Richard F. “Dick” Taylor

Dr. Richard F. “Dick” Taylor

Dr. Richard F. “Dick” Taylor, 81, of Fayette, MO passed Sunday, February 4, 2018, at his home. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 7 from 4 pm to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Fayette, MO.  Funeral service will be Thursday, February 8 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church with Reverends James Briggs and Nate Kohl officiating.  Interment will follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Fayette. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church of Fayette, MO 4-H Foundation, or MU College of Veterinary Medicine in care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 174 Hwy. 5 & 240 N., Fayette, MO 65248.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (398)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Russell G. "Russ" Mawby

Dr. Russell G. "Russ" Mawby

Dr. Russell G. "Russ" Mawby died at the age of 89 on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Monday, October 30, 2017/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (634)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dr. Robert John Conner

Dr. Robert John Conner

Robert John Conner was born on January 28, 1940 to Johnnie W. Conner and Mary Elizabeth (Denton) Conner in Kings Mountain, NC and passed away on October 15, 2017.

Friday, October 20, 2017/Author: Whitney Wilgus/Number of views (578)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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