Willard Waldo is a progressive man, very active in many organizations as well as a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a B.A. in 1934 and a member of Alpha Zeta and Gamma Sigma Delta.
He served as Agriculture Instructor at Stapleton, Nebraska in 1934-36. He was appointed County Agent at Franklin, Nebraska from 1936-1940. Upon resigning the latter position, he returned home to DeWitt to farm. His farm consists of 400 acres with Duroc, Jerseys, Milking Shorthorn and Hampshire sheep.
He has served as a Senator from the 21st District in the Nebraska Unicameral and was a member of the Agriculture, Public Health and Labor, and Public Welfare Committees. He has also been President of the Nebraska Livestock Breeders and Feeders Association, Chairman of the Nebraska Brucellosis Control Committee, Member of the Advisory Committee to the Dean of Agriculture College, Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association, and Vice President of the National Science Disease Research foundation.
He has received several awards and honors some of which include the 1957 Gage County Outstanding Farmer Citizen award, the 1952 Honor Nebraska Farm family, and honorary member of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association, and the Future Farmers.
He was one of the first purebred breeders who cooperated with the University of Nebraska in the disease-free pig project. And one of the first of Nebraska Swine breeders to use back fat probes and production records in selecting his breeding stock.