It is with sadness that we share news of the passing of our friend and colleague Steve Fales. Steve was Chair of the Agronomy Department during the early years of our program. His support was instrumental to the success of the program as it struggled to find its legs. Steve was an ardent supporter of the Land Grant Mission and firmly believed in the MS Agronomy program as an agent in fulfilling it. He made certain that we had the resources and support we needed to succeed. He later became an instructor in the program teaching Agronomy 592 and he continued doing so during the early years of his retirement. We will miss him as a friend and colleague and always remember the positive impact that he had on our program and students.
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