Eagle Grove native named to prestigious Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry


The Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry of Former Students in Agricultural Economics was established in 1977 to give acclamation to those graduates of Texas A&M University who have achieved levels of great success in their chosen agricultural-related fi elds. Eagle Grove native Dr. Stephen Amosson is among the most recent inductees receiving this high honor.

Dr. Amosson was born and raised on a small grain and cattle farm outside of Eagle Grove. He spent many days growing up on a tractor. He was also very involved in 4-H (serving as president twice) and FFA (holding an offi cer position). Despite his active role in farming, as he grew, he knew he didn’t want to become a farmer, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t interested in agriculture. On the contrary, his passion was to help producers earn more profi t.After high school graduation, Amosson headed to Iowa State University where he earned a B.S. degree in Animal Science in 1972.

In 1980, he added a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics. Amosson then pursued a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University where he earned his degree in 1983. He remained at College Station, serving as a visiting assistant professor, until 1985 when he was offered a job in Amarillo, Texas, joining the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

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