Doug Kueker (BS Ag Ed ‘03), co-CEO of Vivayic, has received the 2022 Citation of Merit award from the CAFNR Alumni Association. He has worked to champion agricultural education his entire career, from leading curriculum design and new learning initiatives at the National FFA Organization, to co-founding Vivayic, a learning strategy firm.
He has served as a member of the MU Agricultural Education Advisory Committee and has been awarded both the Honorary State and American FFA Degrees. He has provided training for the Missouri FFA officer teams and helped with curriculum development for agricultural education teachers statewide. In addition to his bachelor’s degree in CAFNR, he received his PhD from Mizzou in Information Sciences and Learning Technologies, and earned his Master’s of Science in Education from Purdue University.
“To say that Doug has had a positive impact on agricultural education would be an understatement,” said nominator Miranda Carls, a fellow CAFNR alumnus and Vivayic employee. “Doug’s career and background have given him outstanding opportunities to hone his skills and contribute to the field of agricultural education at the secondary, post-secondary, and corporate levels.
“Through his company, Vivayic, Doug has been instrumental in the development of a long list of high impact initiatives, to include: high-visibility corporate learning initiatives within some of the world’s leading agricultural companies, agricultural literacy programs for children and teens, and standard-aligned agriculture curriculum for use within high school agricultural programs. Doug has committed his career to championing effective learning design, and he has done so within the niche of the agriculture industry.”
The Citation of Merit award is for professional attainment by a person in a field related to the academic curriculum of a division of the University of Missouri.