Hall of Fame

2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Hall of Fame is to honor those Alpha Gamma Rho Brothers who have made outstanding contributions to the Fraternity, steadfast service in their professional work or exceptional service to mankind. 

Jack Britt

Jack Britt

Born January 25, 1945, Dr. Jack Haiden Britt was initiated into the Alpha Chi Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho at Western Kentucky University on January 8, 1966. As an undergraduate, Brother Britt was on the Dairy Judging Team, was selected to the Who’s Who of American Colleges and Universities, was the Sports Editor of the Western Kentucky yearbook, the Talisman, and Senior Class President in 1966. Brother Britt was elected Noble Ruler when the chapter became the first fraternity to own and operate a chapter house on campus, he later served as Vice President of the Interfraternity Council and was selected as Outstanding Greek Man of Western Kentucky University.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Biology, Brother Britt went on to earn a Master of Science in Physiology, minoring in Animal Science and a PhD in Physiology with a minor in Biochemistry, both from North Carolina State University. Dr. Britt served as an advisor and mentor for students completing graduate degrees at Michigan State University or North Carolina State University and students at universities in Canada and Australia. The students he mentored have been highly successful, including one college president, three college deans, one international scientific director and several more with distinguished careers.

Dr. Britt is an extremely successful researcher who discovered clinical applications and demonstrated clinical effectiveness of two of the major products used worldwide today to control ovulation and fertility in livestock.

Blackwell Britt & Associates LLC was founded by Brother Britt and he led efforts in recruiting executives for agriculture and veterinary medicine positions in higher education. He was a Founding partner of Swine AI Publications with NC State faculty members to create technical handbooks for artificial insemination of swine. He’s provided farm consults for dairy and swine farms across the United States and the world.  

Brother Britt continued his involvement with Alpha Gamma Rho after his undergraduate experiences as an Adviser for Tau Chapter at Michigan State and Nu Chapter at North Carolina State, committee chairman, then as a member of the National Board of Directors as well as a Trusttee of the Housing Resources Trust where he served as Chairman. While working at the University of Tennessee as a faculty member, Brother Britt regularly spoke to and recruited new members on both the Knoxville and Martin campuses. In 2004 he was named a Brother of the Century by Alpha Gamma Rho. Along with his late wife, Frances, he’s donated $100,000 to establish the Jack and Frances Britt Fund for Innovation and Learning in 2018, to provide valuable experiences for agriculture students to have outside of the classroom.

A.L. Hutson

A.L. Hutson

Arthur L. Hutson was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on January 4, 1948. In 1967, he was initiated into the Pi Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho at Oklahoma State University. As an undergraduate he was involved with Alpha Zeta, the Interfraternity Council, Aggie-X and with Phi Kappa Phi. He served the Pi Chapter as Assistant Treasurer and then Noble Ruler, before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 1971.

Brother Hutson went on to earn a master’s degree in agricultural economics in 1973 from Oklahoma State University before beginning a career with Oklahoma Area Extension as an Ag Economics Specialist with Oklahoma State University. His primary responsibilities included marketing and risk management, financial management and planning, farm and ranch record keeping, crop and livestock development and use as well as estate planning. Brother Hutson worked diligently advising farmers and ranchers in risk management and in 1985 he spent every weeknight and many weekends working to save the farms and ranches in Oklahoma.

A.L. Hutson was been recognized with a Distinguished Service awards from OCES in 1996, the Farm & Ranch Management Program Award by OCES in 1995, Oklahoma State University Alumni Service Award in 1990 and Outstanding Field Staff by OCES in 1987. He’s been involved with the OSU Alumni Association, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, and many other groups.

As an Alpha Gamma Rho alumnus, Brother Hutson has served the Oklahoma Alumni Association of AGR on the Board of Directors for 24 years, nine of those as President, 2 as Vice President and 1 year as secretary. He’s served as the Chairman of the Pi Chapter Campaign of the Century, working to raise funds for the building of the chapter house. Pi Chapter has recognized A.L. with the Virgil Stratton Outstanding Alumni Award and has inducted him into the Pi Chapter Hall of Fame. Additionally, he has served the National Fraternity as a member on the Task Force for Alumni Authority on Expulsions and a variety of other committees.

Brothers state that no other Pi Chapter alumnus has come close to contributing the combination of time, energy, resources and talent to Alpha Gamma Rho as Brother Hutson.

Glenn Stith

Glenn Stith

On January 9, 1954, Glenn Allen Stith was born in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1972 he was initiated into the Omicron Chapter at the University of Kentucky. During his time at Kentucky, Brother Stith was Vice President of the UK Student Government, a member of the Student Center Board, a UK Cheerleader, Lances Jr. Men Honorary, and Lamp and Cross Senior Men’s Honorary. In the Omicron Chapter, he served as the summer recruitment Chairman in 1974 and then the VNR Recruitment from 1974-1975.

In 1978, he earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky. In 1985 he graduated from Columbia University’s marketing management program and later he earned his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Brother Stith worked for Monsanto for 35 years as Vice President and General Manager of Canadian Ag. Operations, Vice President Strategic Accounts, Vice President of US Branded Business, President of Seminis Vegetable Seed division and Vice President of Crop Protection division for North American & Northern Latin America. After retiring in 2010, he began working as a senior associate with the Context Network, and as the President of Top Hand Consulting, Inc.

Glenn has been recognized with a Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa State FFA Association, has earned the Honorary American FFA Degree, the National FFA Organization Distinguished Service Award and the National FFA Foundation Outstanding Service Award. He also served on the National FFA on the Foundation Sponsor Board and later as Chair, on the Foundation Individual Giving Council and later as Chair, and on the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees. In 2013 Brother Stith was inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Hall of Distinguished Alumni and in 2004 he was named a Brother of the Century Award recipient from Alpha Gamma Rho.

As an alumnus, Brother Stith has served the Omicron Chapter as the Co-Chair for Omicron’s three million dollar “Building for Better Men” housing campaign. He’s served the National Fraternity as an AGRconnect solicitor and coach, Chair of the St. Louis AGR National Convention fundraising committee, as a Board Member for The Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho and most recently serves as Chairman of the Educational Foundation.

Past Hall of Fame Inductees

1974
  1. Sleeter Bull, Ohio State
  2. Maynard H. Coe, Minnesota
  3. Earl L. Butz, Purdue

1976
  4. J. Holmes Martin, Kentucky
  5. J. Clyde Driggers, Florida
  6. Nathan L. Rice, Illinois

1978
  7. Frank E. Mullen, Iowa State
  8. David C. Pfendler, Purdue
  9. Paul K. Bresee, Illinois

1980
  10. Emil M. Mrak, California
  11. W. Elmo Baumann, Oklahoma State
  12. Harold R. McCulloch, Pennsylvania State

1982
  13. E. T. York, Auburn
  14. Clifford Hardin, Purdue

1984
  15. A. B. Hamilton, Maryland
  16. A. B. Sawyer, Illinois
  17. Don Paarlberg, Purdue

1986
  18. Russ Mawby, Michigan State
  19. Harold White, Georgia
  20. Vern Freeman, Purdue
  21. Jerry Litton, Missouri

1988
  22. Wallace Jerome, Lambda
  23. William B. Sayre, Iowa State
  24. Orville Redenbacher, Purdue

1990
  25. Lindley Finch, Iowa State
  26. True Morse, Missouri
  27. Lee Morgan, Illinois
  28. Ovid Bay, Missouri

1992
  29. Doyle Conner, Florida
  30. Ed Lidvall, Iowa State

1994
  31. L. Gene Lemon, Illinois
  32. Herbert Plambeck, Iowa State

1996
  33. Dean C. DeCarli, California-Davis
  34. Roland C. Ferguson, Iowa State
  35. Milton G. Soper, Cornell

1998
  36. John D. Fuqua, Flordia
  37. Loren K. Robinson, Western Illinois
  38. Ivan K. Strickler, Kansas State

2000
  39. Dale Bruhn, Wisconsin-Madison
  40. Karl E. Gardner, Purdue
  41. Ted A. Priebe, Purdue

2002
  42. Warren D. Nichols-Kansas State
  43. L.S. "Bill" Pope-Michigan State
  44. Thomas M. Sutherland-Colorado State
  45. Charles L. Thompson-Oklahoma State

2006
  46. Zane Akins, Missouri
  47. Bobby N. Duck, Tennessee Martin
  48. Robert L. Oehrtman, Ohio State
  49. Gerald C. Puppe, North Dakota State

2008
  50. Gene L. Swackhamer, Purdue
  51. Marvin J. Walter, Iowa State
  52. J. Brent Hurd, Tennesse-Knoxville

2010
53. R. Kirby Barrick, Ohio State
54. Jack Brown, North Dakota State
55. Allan R. Johnson, North Dakota State
56. Paul S. Weller, Jr., Maryland

2012
57. James C. Borel, Iowa State
58. Doyle Jacklin, Washington State
59. Charles Napier, Missouri

2014
60. Keith Bjerke, North Dakota State
61. Ole Meland, Cal Poly
62. David Van Wert, Iowa State

2016
63. Erwin Clark, Vermont
64. Hale Moss, Tennessee-Knoxville
65. Loren Kruse, Kansas State
66. Thad Kuhfuss, Illinois

2018
67. Bill Boehm, Wisconsin- River Falls
68. Jim Driscoll, Montana State
69. Phil Josephson, Wisconsin- River Falls
 

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