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OSU Agriculture honors retirees

Honoring OSU Agriculture Retirees

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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Glenn Selk – Department of Animal and Food Sciences 

Glenn Selk retired from Oklahoma State University on Feb. 21, 2021, after a 48-year career. 

Selk received his bachelor’s in animal science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his master’s at OSU. He then earned his doctoral degree in animal breeding and physiology at OSU. 

Selk served as an area extension specialist, a field director for the OSU Alumni Association and an extension animal reproduction specialist. Since 2010, he has written the weekly Cow Calf Corner newsletter, presented it on “SUNUP,” and provided weekly management tips on KFRM radio. 

“The highlights of my OSU career were always the interaction with cattle producers of Oklahoma,” Selk said. 

In his retirement, Selk and his wife, Mary, plan to stay in Stillwater. 

Joe Schatzer – Department of Agricultural Economics 

After a 38-year career, Joe Schatzer is set to retire from Oklahoma State University on July 2, 2021. 

Originally from California, Missouri, Schatzer received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Missouri at Columbia and doctoral degree from Iowa State University, all with majors in agricultural economics. 

Schatzer served OSU as an agricultural economics professor and academic advising coordinator. 

“While evaluating my career at OSU, I enjoyed helping students achieve their goals,” Schatzer said. 

In his retirement, he and his wife, Pam, plan to move back to Missouri to spend time with extended family. They also will do some traveling in the U.S. and abroad. 

Larry Sanders – Department of Agricultural Economics 

On July 1, 2021, Larry Sanders is set to retire after a 36-year career at Oklahoma State University. 

Originally from Carlsbad, New Mexico, Sanders received his Bachelor of Art in sociology. In 1979, Sanders received his Master of Science from New Mexico State University. A small business endeavor led Sanders to complete his doctoral degree in economics at Colorado State University. 

Sanders served as a professor focused on agricultural policy who assisted multiple times with the development of the U.S. Farm Bill. 

He is known around campus for his unique and personable teaching style. Sanders’ teaching and life philosophy is, “We are here on this planet for two reasons — to learn and to have fun — and sometimes we are blessed to do both at the same time.” 

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