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1992 Master Agronomist

1992 Master Agronomist Alvin M. "Buck" Clements and Robert C. Ross

Alvin M. "Buck" Clements


Buck Clements has always been involved in organizations and programs to help others, especially in agriculture. Currently he serves on many committees ranging from the local level, such as the Grady County Farm Bureau, to the state level where he is a director for the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association. Buck moderated the statewide OSU Wheat Day '80, at Stillwater, while he served as President of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association. Oklahoma has been home for Buck all his life except while he served in World War II. He was born in Comanche, Oklahoma, graduated from Comanche High School, Cameron Junior College and Oklahoma A&M. Buck and his wife, Irene, own and operate a 1.,117 acre farm eight miles southwest of Chickasha, OK. Alfalfa, wheat and improved pastures cover Buck's well managed farm. The neighbors recognize him for his leadership in production practices as well as his conservation ethics.

In addition to his farming reputation, Buck had a career as a soil conservationist, beginning as a soil scientist in Hugo in 1941 and concluding with retirement in 1975 while serving as Assistant State Conservationist in charge of the Great Plains Program for Oklahoma.

Buck has been a strong supporter of Oklahoma State University Extension and Research. He has served on advisory committees, utilizes information, and attends educational programs regularly, but most of all, Buck is recognized for his desire to help others. Buck and Irene have demonstrated their support for OSU and future agriculturalists by funding a Centennial Scholarship for an outstanding agronomy student.



Robert C. Ross

Robert Ross is a leader in agriculture from the local to the national level. Locally he is an  innovator and one of the driving forces behind profitable crop production in the Webbers Falls bottom. For several years, Robert served on the Oklahoma Soybean Association Board of Directors. His wife, Midean, currently serves on the Board after having served as a Soy Ambassador, promoting soybeans in Oklahoma. Nationally, he has been active in the American Soybean Association and has served on the American Soybean Federation.

Robert, his wife, and son manage a diversified farming operation covering nearly 2,750 acres in the Webbers Falls area. Many different crops are found on their farm, ranging from grains (wheat, corn, and soybeans) to forages (alfalfa and pasture) to horticultural crops (green beans, sweet corn, etc.). Robert is also a partner in SRS, a general merchandise store in Webbers Falls where he sells fertilizer and other agricultural products.

Support for Oklahoma State University Division of Agriculture is noted in Robert's life. He promotes soil testing at OSu and makes his fertilizer recommendations based on the results. He provides land and equipment for demonstrations conducted by the county agent, area agronomist, state specialists and researchers. Recent combine and chemical demonstrations and soybean variety trials are examples. Finally, we are sure Robert remembers his days at Oklahoma A&M before receiving his degree in 1950.

Service as an advisor also is noted in Robert's career. He has been a member of the Muskogee County Extension Program Planning and Advisory Committee, the Eastern Research Station Advisory Committee, the ASCS Community Committee and others.