West Lafayette, IN | Certificate of Distinction: 1961
PROFESSOR LYNN S. ROB ERTSON, West Lafayette, was born and reared on a Minnesota farm and educated in a country school. He taught in a country school prior to entering the University of Minnesota Agriculture College where he graduated in 1914. That fall he came to Indiana as the first Farm Management Demonstrator in the United States. He remained in extension work until 1928 when he started research studies at Purdue. He has served continuously at Purdue except for brief absences for advanced study, to teach agricultural economics in France, in the Philippines and at the Garrett Biblical Institute.
From 1958 to 1960, Professor Robertson served as Chief of Party of the Purdue group stationed in Brazil under an International Cooperation Administration contract. The purpose of this program is to improve agriculture and rural living in that county. Last December, he became Campus Coordinator of the Purdue-Brazil program.
He is the author of two important textbooks on farm management and has published· many research bulletins on the subject.
All five of Robertson's children are graduates of Purdue.
Recognized nationally as an authority on farm management, Lynn Robertson has given himself unstintingly to his profession, to his University, and to agriculture the world around. All qualify him to receive this Certificate of Distinction.