In memory

Bert Enestvedt  - Bert Enestvedt passed away May 8 at the age of 95. Bert lived on the farm homesteaded by his grandfather his entire life. He went into the seed business with his brothers Odean and Johannes known as Enestvedt Brothers Seed Corn Company, which was his passion. He was a founding member of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, and a Lifetime Member of the National Soybean Association.  In 1991 the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station released a soybean variety named "Bert," and in 1994, Bert was the first recipient of the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Production Agriculture. Read the full obituary

Karl Duncanson  - Karl Dale Duncanson, age 57, of Mapleton, passed away May 25 as the result of an automobile accident. Karl graduated from CFANS in 1980 with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics, and worked his whole life with the Duncanson Growers farming operation.  Karl had been active in many organziations including the Blue Earth County Cattleman’s Association, Minnesota Corn Growers, Advisory Committee of Southern Minnesota Research and Outreach Center, past president of Maple River Burns Club, and a member of Faith Bible Church. His friends and family say farming was his essence and vocation, and he had a deep commitment to God, his family, his land and livestock. Read the full obituary.

- John A. Goodding, of Roseville, passed away May 8 at the age of 93. John was a Professor Emeritus at CFANS; his 17 year career at the University included academic administration and classroom teaching in the Department of Agronomy & Plant Genetics from which he retired in 1989. He will be remembered for his love of family, friends, painting, music and education. Read the full obituary.

Stuart Immer - Stuart Vern Immer passed away May 19 at the age of 78. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1958 with a B.S. in Agriculture, and was an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho, Lambda Chapter. Over the course of his career, Immer worked as a county extension agent, as an advisor for the Standard Oil Farm Center in Albert Lea, and as the company's regional agri-chemical merchandise manager before taking over the family farm in Jeffers in 1970. Immer was very active in his community, serving on many boards and holding multiple offices. After retiring from farming in 2003, he explored his love for travel. For the last 12 years of his life, Immer served as secretary for the Alpha Gamma Rho, Lambda Chapter's Alumni Board of Directors and was passionate about finding "lost" fraternity brothers and establishing an autobiographical file for each Lambda brother. Read the full obituary.

A. Forrest Troyer- A. Forrest Troyer passed away May 10 at the age of 85. He served his country with distinction during the Korean War. Forrest earned a B.S. for Purdue, an M.S. from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from the University of Minnesota in 1964. During his career he developed, or co-developed 40 commercial corn hybrids that sold more than 60 million bags of seed in North America. His most well-known corn hybrids from 1974 through 1983 were Pioneer hybrid 3732 and 3780. Among many other honors received during his career, Forrest was the recipient of both the Outstanding Achievement Award and Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture from the University of Minnesota. Forrest was also known as a loving and committed family man and his wife of 60 years, Joyce, shared his great sense of humor and postitive outlook on life. Read the full obituary.