Kansas State University


Department of Agricultural Economics

From the desk of Allen Featherstone

Allen Featherstone

As we blaze through the summer term and a fresh set of graduates enter the “real world”, we reflect on the achievements the new alumni made during their time at Kansas State University and are looking forward to the students that will move into their footsteps behind them.


On May 15 and 16, we welcomed nearly 100 graduates into our alumni family from our degree candidates of the agribusiness and agricultural economics undergraduates, Master of Science, Master of Agribusiness, and the Ph.D. program.

Alumnus John Niemann, agribusiness graduate of ’93 and president of food distribution for Cargill in Wichita, was the keynote speaker for the undergraduate ceremony and provided a charge and motivation for our recent graduates.

Our department takes pride in knowing that our graduates are going into industries with great alumni support in their networks across the country.  We trust that you will welcome them if you get a chance to work with our new alumni.

In September, we will honor a new distinguished alumni member at our annual scholarship and awards banquet.  We hope you will join us for the scholarship banquet Friday, September 18 and at the tailgate event in Cat Town before the Football game September 19 against Louisiana Tech.

Highlights for this e-newsletter include numerous student honors to wrap up the spring semester, faculty honors, and updates from our department programs, events, and more!

Please take time to learn more about the activities of our department. We also encourage you to share your career and family developments so we can keep your fellow alumni informed. Please email me at afeather@ksu.edu or Amanda Erichsen, our communication coordinator, at aerichsen@ksu.edu with information you would like to share with your fellow alumni.

Go Cats!

Dr. Allen Featherstone,
Department Head, Professor, Master of Agribusiness Program Director

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