Though-not a Purdue graduate or a Hoosier originally few have served Indiana agriculture and Purdue with such dedication as Jack Long. In Purdue's Poultry Science Department from 1955 to 1961, Long taught poultry science classes, supervisee undergraduate counseling coached the poultry judging team, and taught Ag Winter Short Course classes. Following the formation of the Deportment of Animal Sciences in 1962, Long helped develop AnSc 102, "Introduction to Animal Agriculture." He was the recipient of the Purina Teaching Award for outstanding poultry teacher in America, faculty advisor to Alpha Zeta honorary, and faculty fellow from 1965 to 1986 at Earhart, Owen and Wiley residence halls. According to one of Long's nominators "His expertise, skill and success in teaching gained him recognition of Outstanding Teacher in Agriculture. Hi ability to relate to student was recognized by his appointment as assistant dean of the School of Agriculture."
Promoted to associate dean of agriculture in 1972 Long, directed the School of Agriculture scholarship program and the Ag Winter Short Courses. He also supervised freshman ag lecture talent by all-ag students. In addition, Long was member of the Purdue University Senate. He served four years on the Purdue University Publications Committee during the "volatile late '60s, one year as chairman. He was a member and chairman of the Purdue United Way Committee past editor of Poultry Tribune, and secretary-treasurer of the Agricultural Alumni Trust Fund Committee. "Jack Long has served on the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Trust Fund Committee since the late '70s. He is presently our secretary-treasurer. Jack is reliable, involved, honest, and dedicated to making the trust fund serve the needs of Indiana agriculture and the university, a nominator said. Long's community involvement includes active membership in his church and homeowner's association.