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Agricultural and Applied Economics Department Loses 132 Years Of Educational Expertise
Farm Business Management Update, December-January 2002/2003
By Gordon Groover
The Agricultural and Applied Economics Department, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech, and the State of Virginia will loose 132 years of educational experience in teaching, research, and extension by the end of 2002. In October, 100 people helped the Department celebrate the contributions and service of five of its faculty.
- Charlie Coale serving since 1969
- David Kenyon serving since 1970
- Leonard Shabman serving since 1972
- Michael Chandler serving since 1975
- Les Myers serving since 1992
The Department will miss these numerous professional contributions, friendship, and advice.
- Charlie is still coming to the office finishing up on some project commitments. He is waiting for Ellen to retire next year to make finial plans for their retirement.
- David is still working on his barn and horse lot and plans to spend time riding and traveling with Dianne in their new camper. He will continue his involvement with his Church actives and may continue to teach, state funding permitting.
- Len and Janet have moved to Northern Virginia where he is employed by Resources for the Future as their Resident Scholar. Len will continue to teach one course per year.
- Mike, like Charlie, is still coming to the office finishing up projects. However, next year, he and Brenda plan to move to Chesterfield, Virginia to be closer to family. Mike plans to continue his educational work with local government, and Brenda plans to continue helping Leon Geyer with the tax conferences.
- Les and Winnie plan to stay in Blacksburg and spend more time with family and friends.
Thanks again and good luck to all!
Virginia Cooperative Extension