Retired director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Dr. Ed Smith has been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the Texas A&M department of agricultural economics.

The induction ceremony was part of the 100-year Centennial Celebration of Extension at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center. Dr. Bob Whitson, retired dean of agriculture at Oklahoma State University and former director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, led the induction.

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The registry recognizes outstanding former students for meritorious accomplishments in their fields. It is the highest departmental honor and is named after Tyrus R. Timm, who led the university’s agricultural economics department from 1953 until 1973 during its rise to national prominence in teaching, research and Extension. Timm was known for his knowledge of finance and agricultural banking.

Smith was cited for his vision for Extension.

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