February 15, 2004
In Memory of Robert Jordan
Robert Jordan, a University of Minnesota professor emeritus who was known nationally and internationally for his research work and expertise in the feeding of lambs and sheep, died Dec. 19, 2003, at home. He was 83.
?Jordan was one of the last, true great researchers and extension persons serving the sheep industry,? said Dr. Cindy Wolf, a member of the American Sheep Industry Association?s Research & Education Committee.
Just a few of Jordan?s many accomplishments included the initiation of the first sheep nutrition and management research at the UM St. Paul campus and the coordination of sheep research at the West Central Experiment Station. He also served as superintendent of the Minnesota State Fair Sheep Show for 32 years.
In addition to his 36 years of service at UM, Jordan authored more than 600 scientific and popular press articles, contributed chapters to six books and spoke about the various aspects of sheep production at meetings and symposiums in 16 states and Canada.
Dilts to Serve as WWGA President
Jerry Dilts of Wright, Wyo., was elected president of the Wyoming Wool Growers Association.
JW Nuckolls, a Hulett, Wyo., rancher was named president-elect. Re-elected as vice presidents were Gene Hardy of Douglas; Fred Roberts of Cokeville; Peter John Camino of Buffalo; and Georgia Moore of Midwest.
Marcia Federer was elected president of the WWGA Auxiliary.
Kuecker Voted President of Tennessee Sheep Producers Association
Bill Kuecker of Dixon Springs, Tenn., was recently elected president of the Tennessee Sheep Producers Association.
Also serving as officers are Scott Werner, College Grove, vice president, and Ben Powell, Watertown, secretary/treasurer.
Board members include Frank Fritzgerald, Lafayette; Randy Gratz, Friendsville; Dwight Loveday, Louisville; Ralph Meacham, Franklin; Mark Powell, Watertown; Rick Skillington, Lewisburg; Jeremy West, Huntsville and Drew Hatmaker, Decatur.
Kaden Elected MSPA President
Ivan Kaden of Coatsville, Mo., has been elected president of the Missouri Sheep Producers Association.
Also elected were Amy Schaefer of Callao as vice president and Ed DeOrnellis of Bonnots Mill as Treasurer.