A life packed full of vigorous professional activity, and selfless devotion to public service makes Cecil F. Madill, Muncie, Indiana, a logical recipient of Purdue Ag Alumni's Certificate of Distinction.
A lifetime farmer, Cecil operates a 700 acre farm near Muncie in partnership with his son David. He graduated from the Purdue School of Agriculture in 1925. Son David continued the Purdue tradition - being an Ag School graduate himself.
The Madill farm has long been an example of good farm management practices. They annually produce around 2500 hogs. For 47 years, Madill has been an Indiana Farm Record Cooperator. For 25 of those years, he kept detailed farm cost accounts. These records have been used extensively as a teaching aid by the Purdue Agricultural Economics Department. Madill's farm consistently ranks among the upper one-third most profitable farms among all record keepers.
Cecil Madill's work in agriculture doesn't stop at the line fence either. He has served as a state director of the Indiana Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, as president of the Indiana Farm Management Association, and as chairman of the board of the Delaware County Farm Bureau Co-op. He is on the board of directors of the American National Bank and Trust Company of Muncie, a past member of the Muncie Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee, and has his picture hung in the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association Hall of Fame.
Cecil Madill is one of those kind of people that you will find around anything good that is going on in agriculture. Cecil, we thank you for your good help.