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Governor Fallin's Outstanding Legacy in Agriculture Award

Governor Fallin's Outstanding Legacy in Agriculture Award posthumously honors individuals who made significant life-long contributions to Oklahoma agriculture. This distinguished award recognizes posthumously the unique or extraordinary contributions these individuals made to Oklahoma and establishes role models for the agriculture industry.

Deadline to apply is Feb. 16, 2018.Dept of Agriculture
Past Recipients:


Dr. Bob Totusek - 2015


The Legacy in Agriculture Award was presented posthumously to Dr. Bob Totusek who promoted agriculture for over 65 years. He obtained his Ph.D. at Purdue University before joining the Animal Husbandry faculty at Oklahoma A&M College in 1952 where he served 38 years. He served as Animal Science Department Head from 1976 until retiring in 1990. During his time at OSU, “Dr. Tot” taught more than 5,000 students in 14 different courses and authored or co-authored more than 200 publications. Under his leadership, the undergraduate enrollment increased by more than 60 percent, graduate student enrollment increased by 50 percent, funding for research nearly doubled, and undergraduate scholarship endowments increased by 20 fold. Though he achieved many honors and accomplishments, nothing was more rewarding to him than the relationships he developed with students, farmers, and ranchers across the state.