Purdue Agricultural Economics Department's Distinguished Agriculture Alumni​

The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award was created in 1992 to recognize mid-career alumni of Purdue's College of Agriculture. Honorees must have a demonstrated record of outstanding accomplishments, have made significant contributions to his/her profession or society in general, and exhibit high potential for future professional growth. Selections are made by a committee comprised of the Dean of Agriculture, associate deans, assistant dean, department heads and unit directors. Typically, ten or fewer alumni are selected to receive the award. Recipients will be recognized in a convocation on  the West Lafayette campus. Below are alumni from the agricultural economics department who have been honored with the award.

AGEC'S DISTINGUISHED AGRICULTURE ALUMNI

Tahirou Abdoulaye (2016): , M.S., Ph.D, Agricultural Economics, 1994, 2002 (bio)

Nels Ackerson (2002): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1967 (bio)

Akinwumi Adesina (2008): M.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1985, 1988 (bio)

Kamphol Adulavidhaya (1996): Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1970 (bio)

David D. Anderson (2010): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1986 (bio)

Walter J. Armbruster (1999): B.S., M.S. Agricultural Economics, 1962, 1964 (bio)

Antônio Lima Bandeira (1997): Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1977 (bio)

Elizabeth A. Bechdol (2009): M.S., Agricultural Economics, 1996 (bio)

John Becherer (2014): M.S., Agricultural Economics, 1987 (bio)

Lawrence “Sonny” Beck (1992): B.S., Agronomy, 1962; M.S., Agricultural Economics, 1964 (bio)

D. William “Bill” Biddle (2000): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1964 (bio)

Steve Bishop (2006): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1986 (bio)

Mark W. Bitz (2000): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1980 (bio)

William T. Boehm (1999): M.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1972, 1974 (bio)

Richard A. Brock (1995): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1973 (bio)

Eric A. Brown (2001): B.S., Agribusiness Management, 1968 (bio)

Barbara Chattin (2000): Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1982 (bio)

Russell “Pete” Clark (1997): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1960 (bio)

Joseph D. Coffey (1997): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1960 (bio)

Charles F. Conner (1998): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1980 (bio)

Nancie Corum-Oxley (2019): B.S., Food Science, 2002; M.S., Agricultural Economics, 2010

Natasha Cox (2022): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 2004 (bio)

Thomas "Tom" Davis (2004): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1980 (bio)

Gregory W. Deason (2010): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1986 (bio)

Mamou K. Ehui (2001): M.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1985, 1989 (bio)

Simeon K. Ehui (2001): M.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1983, 1987 (bio)

Zarrell T. G. Gray (2013): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1990 (bio)

Roger W. Hadley II (2008): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1975 (bio)

F. Howard Halderman (2012): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1988 (bio)

Richard R. Halderman (2009): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1991 (bio)

Anetra L. Harbor (2014): M.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 2002, 2006 (bio)

John D. Hardin Jr. (1992): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1967 (bio)

David Hefty​ (2018): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1999 (bio)

Stacy Hefty​ (2018): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1999 (bio)

Herman "Trey" Hill (2020/21): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 2009 (bio)

G. William Hoagland (2004): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1969 (bio)

David Howell (2008): B.S., M.S., Agricultural Economics, 1969, 1971 (bio)

Michael A. Jackson (1996): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1979 (bio)

Anthony Klemm (2019): Executive MBA, Agricultural Economics, 2001 (bio)

Lisa Koester (2013): , B.S., Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Communication, 1984 (bio)

Paavo Mäkinen (2011): M.S., Agricultural Economics, 1985 (bio)

Vicki McCracken (2015): M.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1981, 1984 (bio)

Ted A. McKinney (2002): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1981 (bio)

Thomas McKinney (2016): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1980 (bio)

David L. Miers (1999): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1970 (bio)

Craig Newman​ (2015): B.S., Agricultural Economics and Agronomy, 1971 (bio)

Gustavo A. Nores​​ (1995): M.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1969, 1972 (bio)

Christopher Novak (2015): Executive MBA, Agricultural Economics, 2003 (bio)

John K. Oelslager (1998): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1966

Scot Ortman (2017): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1985 (bio)

J.B. Penn (2000): Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1973 (bio)

Julio A. Penna (1998): Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1974 (bio)

Warren Preston (2020/21): M.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1983, 1987 (bio)

Gerald Powell (2005): B.S., Agricultural Mechanization, 1985; EMBA, Food and Agricultural Business, 2001 (bio)

James N. Rieth (1997): B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1962; M.S., Industrial Administration, 1963; Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1970 (bio)

Kenneth B. Rulon (2003): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1982 (bio)

Bruce A. Scherr (2007): M.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1972, 1974 (bio)

Kenneth L. Schwab (2000): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1969 (bio)

Gene L. Swackhamer (1994): B.S., Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1960, 1966 (bio)

S. Richard Tolman (2014): M.S., Agricultural Economics, 1978 (bio)

W. Wayne Townsend (2005): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1951 (bio)

Terry L. Tucker (1992): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1963 (bio)

Del Unger​ (2012): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1984 (bio)

Donald B. Villwock (1994): B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1972 (bio)

Terry Yu-Hsien Yu (1993): Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, 1967 (bio)