At the 2013 CASNR banquet, the Ag Econ Department had three of CASNR's outstanding seniors: Trindle Brueggen, Okarche; Samantha Geis, Loyal; and Jace White, who was THE Outstanding Senior. Departmental students who were named Seniors of Significance by the OSU Alumni Association included the three CASNR honorees plus Shannon Mallory, Tecumseh; Shannon Watson, Clinton, MO;
Jonathan Wedel, Agribusiness. Congratulations also to Dr. Joe Schatzer who was named Alpha Zeta Outstanding Teacher at the CASNR banquet.
Congratulations to Jace White, Agribusiness Senior from Cherokee, OK on his selection by the OSU Alumni Association as an Outstanding Senior. The award recognizes seniors who excel through academic achievement; campus and community
activities; academic, athletic or extra-curricular honors or awards; scholarships and work ethic during their time at OSU.
Ag Econ Alumni Inducted into OSU Alumni Association Hall of Fame
Congratulations to OSU Ag Econ grad, Jerry D. Stritzke, president and chief operating officer of Coach, Inc. in New York on his induction into the OSU Alumni Association Hall of Fame.
Southern Agricultural Economics Association Awards
Life Time Achievement
Three OSU grads received the SAEA Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Annual Meeting: Bill Herndon, Vice-President for Ag, Forestry and Vet Med at Mississippi State University; Damona Doye, Regents Professor and Sarkeys Distinguished Professor, Oklahoma State University; Charles Moss, Professor, University of Florida.
Assistant Professor Leadership
Jody Campiche, OSU Ag Policy Specialist, was a recipient of the SAEA’s inaugural Assistant Professor Leadership Award. In her invited presentation, she addressed details of the proposed STAX program for cotton producers and potential strategies for Extension education.
Distinguished Extension Program Award
OSU Ag Econ Extension faculty and area specialists received the SAEA Outstanding Extension Program Award for their drought response work.
Staff of Life Award to Dr. Kim Anderson
Oklahoma Wheat Commission board and staff presented the Oklahoma Wheat Commission’s “Staff of Life” award to Dr. Kim Anderson at the 2013 Oklahoma Crop Improvement Banquet. His career has focused on projects to help make the Oklahoma wheat producer and elevator owner/manager more profitable when selling grain into both the domestic and export markets. The “Staff of Life” award is the highest award honor given by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission to an individual who meets the criteria of dedicating many hours of service to the wheat industry to help make the Oklahoma wheat producer more profitable. Anderson's contributions include helping the wheat producer and elevator owner/managers market grain, teaching grain grading schools, managing the statewide Oklahoma Junior/Wheat Show competition for 4-H and FFA students, and teaching the Agricultural Sales class on campus.