Prof. Glen E. Lehker will always be remembered as the guy who draws those funny bugs and cows. But, after it's all said and done, the funny bugs and cows were only Glen's way of educating thousands of Indiana farmers on improved entomological practices.
Glen, a native Hoosier from laPorte, graduated from the Purdue School of Agriculture in 1933 and earned his Master's Degree in 1939.
He joined the Cooperative Extension Service at Purdue in 1936 as Extension Entomologist, a position he has held since that time.
Glen has been a leader in the development of better extension teaching methods. His mimeo sheets and colored picture sheets are classic in their simplicity and clarity and are used by thousands of farmers throughout the state.
In 1958, Professor Lehker accepted a position as advisor to the Pakistan government on Extension training. He also is much sought after as a speaker and advisor to pest control organizations throughout the country.
Glen also was, for many years, a director of the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association.
For those endless nights you spent on the road, for those countless hours you've spent in the field, helping farmers, we honor you with the Certificate of Distinction.