Ken Schneeberger, director of CAFNR International Programs, received the Dana Brown Haynes Distinguished Service Award at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11.
Schneeberger joined Mizzou in 1968 after earning his PhD from Oklahoma State University. He is a professor emeritus of agricultural economics, and also served as director of CAFNR’s Farms and Centers for 10 years. He has been a mentor to many students and received the college’s Frederick B. Mumford Outstanding Faculty Award in 2003. He has been a co-principal investigator on grants totaling more than $9 million.
“He is a highly deserving candidate who has devoted 50 years of his life to CAFNR and the University of Missouri; a career of this longevity with one entity is rare in today’s world,” said Joseph Roetheli, CEO of The Lil’ Red Foundation. “Dr. Schneeberger served as my very valued PhD advisor. He taught me an immense amount; not just about research and ag economics, but also about life. He continues to be my mentor and I am blessed and forever grateful to him for this and the friendship he’s bestowed on me, ultimately influencing who I am today.”