LSU AgCenter vice chancellor receives soybean award

David J. Boethel, Van Osdell, Mary Ann  |  2/18/2009 9:11:24 PM

News Release Distributed 02/06/09

David Boethel, vice chancellor for research at the LSU AgCenter, was presented the Distinguished Service Award at the Tri-State Soybean Forum held Jan. 9, 2009, in Oak Grove, La.

A professor of entomology since 1983, Boethel began his career with the LSU, AgCenter in 1974 at the Pecan Research and Extension Station in Shreveport.

Boethel received his doctorate in entomology from Oklahoma State University and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A & M University. He was the named the outstanding alumnus in the OSU Department of Entomology in 1992.

“Dr. Boethel has had a major impact in the soybean industry and its profitability not only in the tri-state area but in the southern United States,” said Robert Hutchinson, LSU AgCenter regional director in northeast Louisiana.

Mike Rome, retired Madison Parish county agent for the LSU AgCenter, also was recognized for his longtime involvement with the soybean board, for planning and hosting meetings and helping start the Louisiana soybean verification program.


Contacts: David Boethel at (225) 578-4181 or

Writer: Mary Ann Van Osdell (318) 741-7430, ext. 1104, or  

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