National Ag Group Honors Retired U of I Professor, Alumni Farmers
June 19, 2018
The National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) honored retired University of Idaho Professor Carl Hunt as well as U of I alumni and eastern Idaho farmers Clen and Emma Atchley during the group’s annual meeting June 14 in Boise.
Hunt, a cattle physiologist, retired from the U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences as head of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Science. He continues to oversee and support the college’s Steer-A-Year program that funds scholarships for Idaho Vandal athletes and agricultural students.
Hunt received the group’s Above and Beyond Partner Award, which is given to faculty or staff members who give freely of their time to further the goals of the institution’s alumni, communications, development or student services programs.
The Atchleys operate the Flying A Ranch near Ashton and produce seed potatoes, grain, alfalfa, canola and cattle. Clen Atchley received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and Emma Atchley received a bachelor’s degree in English, both from U of I.
Clen and Emma Atchley received the Ruby C. McSwain NAADA Outstanding Philanthropist Award. It is given to those with sustained giving to support agriculture, agricultural higher education, Extension or land-grant universities.
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College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
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