Vandeveer lauded as teacher, researcher

Linda Benedict, Paxton, Kenneth W.  |  2/12/2010 10:34:16 PM

Lonnie R. Vandeveer (1949-2005)

Kenneth W. Paxton

Lonnie R. Vandeveer, a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness and a frequent contributor to Louisiana Agriculture, died on May 5, 2005, from a heart attack. He was 55 and a native of Coyle, Okla. A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, he received his B.S. (’72), M.S (’76) and Ph.D. (’79) degrees from Oklahoma State University. He began his academic career with LSU in 1979. His research and teaching programs were in agricultural finance and rural land markets. During his career, Vandeveer received numerous awards for his teaching and research activities. He was recog nized by the LSU chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta for meritorious teaching efforts. The National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture awarded him the Teaching Award of Merit. Vandeveer also won several awards for his student advising activities. These included the Outstanding College of Agriculture Award by the World Association of Agricultural Councils and the Outstanding Academic Adviser Award from LSU. He won several awards for the Southern Agricultural Economics Association and the American Agricultural Economics Association for posters developed from his research program. The LSU chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta recognized his research work with the Research Award of Merit. He was named the Warner L. Bruner Professor in 1999.

(This article appeared in the summer 2005 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)

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