Painting the barn red

Painting the barn red

Feb 7
Marise Robbins-Forbes, ACES Director of Development, Crop Science and NRES
  
I was reminded this week that being a part of the ACES family doesn’t end with graduation or even with retirement. Several former students of much beloved agronomy professor, Dr. A.W. Burger (taught from 1953 to 1986), came back to campus to announce their fundraising initiative to renovate a Turner Hall classroom honoring Dr. Burger and his wife Phyllis. Flying, driving and skyping from four states, Mike and Cara Hardinger, Bill Kirk, Jerry Brookhart and wife Mary, Mark and Becky Baxa, Harold Reetz, Barb Schumacher, Sue Gray and Larry Hageman shared stories of how this dedicated teacher and his wife shaped their careers and impacted their lives. Through the classroom and through leadership of Field and Furrow, Dr. Burger’s high standards, frank guidance and passion for excellence made their mark. As Dr. Burger would say, we “painted the barn red!”
Dr. Burger honored