William J. Loeffel
On May 5, 1962, with the death of Professor William J. Loeffel, the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture lost a man who had served it for 45 years. In 21 of these years he was the head of the Department of Animal Husbandry where he received national and International recognition for his contributions to meats research, teaching, and administration. In 1959 he retired as department head and since then until his death he continued to served the college as professor of Animal Husbandry.
He had served as superintendent of the Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock show as was a member of the Board of Governors of the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City. He also worked with the National Research Council, the Feed Industry Council, National Meat Review Committee, the American Society of Animal Production, the U.S.D.A. and a great many agricultural societies.
Professor Loeffel's mark is indelibly imprinted in Nebraska and American agriculture. He was one of who agriculture in general and especially that of Nebraska's livestock industry owes a great debt of gratitude.