Southwest Extension Center's Research Director Randy Boman Announces Departure from DASNRTue, 06 Feb 2018 13:08:45 CST
Randy Boman, OSU Southwest Research and Extension Center research director and cotton extension program leader, released the following open letter announcing his departure from Oklahoma State University's Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Friends and colleagues,
After considerable and thoughtful deliberation, I have decided to retire from my role as a public servant on March 1st. It has truly been a great pleasure and honor to serve the cotton industry via my position with Oklahoma State for the past seven years. We are all a product of our interactions with other human beings during our lifetime. I have been most fortunate, indeed honored to serve the outstanding cotton industry in our region.
There is no doubt that I have learned a tremendous amount through my experiences with multiple facets of this industry. I want to particularly thank all of the dedicated colleagues at the OSU Southwest Research and Extension Center at Altus, Extension educators across the state, as well as faculty on the OSU campus. I also appreciate the support of our OSU administration over the past seven years. Others that I have gotten close to during my Extension life include our producer-cooperators and company representatives. Without all of these great people, things just wouldn’t happen. Thank you all for providing me with this wonderful opportunity to work directly with you to help make things better for many, and in the end, hopefully more profitable for all involved. We have been blessed with abundant rainfall and good growing conditions over the past three years, and both record lint yields and quality have been obtained. The state’s producers and industry made this happen, and it is something of which to be very proud.
Another door has opened for me, and I have accepted a position with Indigo Ag. I am sure that most of you do not know a lot about this new company that is beginning to position itself in U.S. agriculture. Indigo Ag has the potential to make a lot of changes in multiple crops, including cotton, and my role will be in Cotton Technical Services. This will allow me to continue to do what I love, and have dedicated many years of my life to - and that is to be a cotton guy. So, although one door is closing and another very exciting door is opening, I want all of you to know that I will still be just a phone call away.
Again, thanks for the years of experiences where we all learned together in so many instances and challenges.
A come-and-go farewell reception will be held in Boman's honor at the OSU Southwest Research and Extension Center located at S.W. Technology Center 711 W. Tamarack Rd., Altus, Oklahoma on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and dinner provided for those who RSVP at 6:00 p.m. You may RSVP to Ronna Parker at 580-482-2120 before February 22nd. If you wish to contribute a gift to Boman, please make checks payable to the Oklahoma Cotton Council, and note it is a gift for Randy Boman. Gifts can be sent to the Oklahoma Cotton Council c/o Harvey Schroeder at 809 Willard, Frederick, Oklahoma 73542
Source - OSU Southwest Research and Extension Center
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