Notable FarmHouse Men

We believe every FarmHouse member is exceptional. Some in particular have made history in their fields—here are some notable and recognizable FarmHouse men.

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Henry Beachell

Nebraska 26

Plant breeder whose research led to the development of hybrid rice cultivars that saved millions of people from starvation

George Beadle

Nebraska 24

President of the University of Chicago (1961–1968), known for the one gene–one enzyme hypothesis, awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Steven C. Beering

Purdue 94

President of Purdue University (1983–2000)

Rick Berg

North Dakota State 78

U.S. Representative from North Dakota (2011–2013), Majority Leader of the North Dakota House of Representatives (2003–2009), member of the North Dakota House of Representatives (1985–2011)

Harry Birdwell

Oklahoma State 68

Athletic Director for Oklahoma State University (2002-2005)

Hilton Briggs

Iowa State 33

President of South Dakota State University (1958–1975), Dean of Agriculture and Director of Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Wyoming (1950–1958)

Richard Brock

Purdue 71

Owner, President & CEO, The Brock Report (1978-present)

John R. Campbell

Missouri 71

President of Oklahoma State University (1988–1993)

John W. Carlin

Kansas State 59

Archivist of the United States (1995–2005), 40th Governor of Kansas (1979–1987), chair of the National Governors Association (1984–1985)

Reid Crawford

Iowa State 70

Member of the Iowa House of Representatives (1973–1981)

D. Howard Doane

Missouri 05

Founder of Doane Agricultural Services, served on an agriculture task force to reorganize the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Herbert Hoover, co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Leroy Van Dyke

Missouri 50

Country music artist best known for “The Auctioneer” (1956) and “Walk On By” (1961)

Shawn Eagleburger

Iowa State 02

Executive Director, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women (2021-present)

Don Faurot

Missouri 21

Head football coach for various schools including the University of Missouri (1926–1956), invented the Split-T formation, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1961

Jim Fitterling

Missouri 80

Chairman and CEO, DOW Chemicals (2016-Present)

Cory Gardner

Colorado State 95

U.S. Senator from Colorado (2015–2021), chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (2017–2019), U.S. Representative from Colorado (2011–2015), member of the Colorado House of Representatives (2005–2011)

William L. Giles

Mississippi State 66

President of Mississippi State University (1966–1976)

Steve Grasz

Nebraska 81

United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Pat Green

Texas Tech 92

Texas country music artist best known for “Wave on Wave” (2003)

James Herbert

Tennessee 61

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Neogen Corp. (1982-2020)

Robert F. Howard

Missouri 05

Chairman of the Department of Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (1914–1924), co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Clifford R. Hope

Kansas State 64

U.S. Representative from Kansas (1927–1957)

Kenny Hulshof

Missouri 77

U.S. Representative from Missouri (1997–2009)

Claude B. Hutchison

Missouri 05

Mayor of Berkeley, California (1955–1963), Dean of Agriculture at the University of Nevada, Reno (1952–1954), co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Henry H. Krusekopf

Missouri 05

Professor and researcher in the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri for 48 years, co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

M. Peter McPherson

Michigan State 60

President of Michigan State University (1993–2004), Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (1981–1987)

Bill Northey

Iowa State 79

4th United States Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation at USDA (2018–Present), Iowa Secretary of Agriculture (2007–2018)

Steve Pearce

New Mexico State 04

Associate Member
U.S. Representative for New Mexico (2003-09 and 2011-19)

C. Brice Ratchford

Missouri 66

President of the University of Missouri System (1970–1976)

Roy Reiman

Iowa State 55

Founder of Reiman Publications

​​Mike Revis

Missouri 10

Member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2018–2019)

Steve Robinson

Auburn 72

Chief Marketing Officer, Chick-Fil-A (1981-2015)

Paul Rohlfing

Nebraska 83

Executive Director of Global Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer (2017-present)

Henry P. Rusk

Missouri 05

Chair of the Department of Animal Husbandry at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (1922–1939), chair of the Commission on Agriculture under President Herbert Hoover (1948–1954), co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Earl W. Rusk

Missouri 05

Farm service director of two Chicago radio stations, railroad agricultural agent, supervising salesman and farm service director for a rock phosphate company, co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Doug Sims

Doug Sims

Illinois 65

CEO, CoBank (1994-2006)

Melvin E. Sherwin

Missouri 05

Chair of the Soils Department at North Carolina State University (1910–1924), co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Don Stenberg

Nebraska 67

Treasurer of Nebraska (2011–2019), 30th Nebraska Attorney General (1991–2003)

Jerry Stritzke

Oklahoma State 80

CEO, REI (2013-2019)

Orville Vogel

Nebraska 29

Scientist and wheat breeder whose research led to the “Green Revolution” in world food production

Evan C. Williams

Nebraska 91

Co-founder and CEO of Twitter (2008–2010)

Dale E. Wolf

Nebraska 41

70th Governor of Delaware (1992–1993), 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1989–1992)

Clayton Yeutter

Nebraska 49

Counselor to the President (1992–1993), chair of the Republican National Committee (1991–1992), United States Secretary of Agriculture (1989–1991), U.S. Trade Representative (1985–1989)

Notable FarmHouse Men


Notable FarmHouse Men

We believe every FarmHouse member is exceptional. Some in particular have made history in their fields—here are some notable and recognizable FarmHouse men.

AllAthletics & EntertainmentAgricultureBusinessEducationGovernment

Henry Beachell

Nebraska 26

Plant breeder whose research led to the development of hybrid rice cultivars that saved millions of people from starvation

George Beadle

Nebraska 24

President of the University of Chicago (1961–1968), known for the one gene–one enzyme hypothesis, awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Steven C. Beering

Purdue 94

President of Purdue University (1983–2000)

Rick Berg

North Dakota State 78

U.S. Representative from North Dakota (2011–2013), Majority Leader of the North Dakota House of Representatives (2003–2009), member of the North Dakota House of Representatives (1985–2011)

Harry Birdwell

Oklahoma State 68

Athletic Director for Oklahoma State University (2002-2005)

Hilton Briggs

Iowa State 33

President of South Dakota State University (1958–1975), Dean of Agriculture and Director of Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Wyoming (1950–1958)

Richard Brock

Purdue 71

Owner, President & CEO, The Brock Report (1978-present)

John R. Campbell

Missouri 71

President of Oklahoma State University (1988–1993)

John W. Carlin

Kansas State 59

Archivist of the United States (1995–2005), 40th Governor of Kansas (1979–1987), chair of the National Governors Association (1984–1985)

Reid Crawford

Iowa State 70

Member of the Iowa House of Representatives (1973–1981)

D. Howard Doane

Missouri 05

Founder of Doane Agricultural Services, served on an agriculture task force to reorganize the U.S. Department of Agriculture under President Herbert Hoover, co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Leroy Van Dyke

Missouri 50

Country music artist best known for “The Auctioneer” (1956) and “Walk On By” (1961)

Shawn Eagleburger

Iowa State 02

Executive Director, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women (2021-present)

Don Faurot

Missouri 21

Head football coach for various schools including the University of Missouri (1926–1956), invented the Split-T formation, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1961

Jim Fitterling

Missouri 80

Chairman and CEO, DOW Chemicals (2016-Present)

Cory Gardner

Colorado State 95

U.S. Senator from Colorado (2015–2021), chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (2017–2019), U.S. Representative from Colorado (2011–2015), member of the Colorado House of Representatives (2005–2011)

William L. Giles

Mississippi State 66

President of Mississippi State University (1966–1976)

Steve Grasz

Nebraska 81

United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Pat Green

Texas Tech 92

Texas country music artist best known for “Wave on Wave” (2003)

James Herbert

Tennessee 61

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Neogen Corp. (1982-2020)

Robert F. Howard

Missouri 05

Chairman of the Department of Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (1914–1924), co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Clifford R. Hope

Kansas State 64

U.S. Representative from Kansas (1927–1957)

Kenny Hulshof

Missouri 77

U.S. Representative from Missouri (1997–2009)

Claude B. Hutchison

Missouri 05

Mayor of Berkeley, California (1955–1963), Dean of Agriculture at the University of Nevada, Reno (1952–1954), co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Henry H. Krusekopf

Missouri 05

Professor and researcher in the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri for 48 years, co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

M. Peter McPherson

Michigan State 60

President of Michigan State University (1993–2004), Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (1981–1987)

Bill Northey

Iowa State 79

4th United States Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation at USDA (2018–Present), Iowa Secretary of Agriculture (2007–2018)

Steve Pearce

New Mexico State 04

Associate Member
U.S. Representative for New Mexico (2003-09 and 2011-19)

C. Brice Ratchford

Missouri 66

President of the University of Missouri System (1970–1976)

Roy Reiman

Iowa State 55

Founder of Reiman Publications

​​Mike Revis

Missouri 10

Member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2018–2019)

Steve Robinson

Auburn 72

Chief Marketing Officer, Chick-Fil-A (1981-2015)

Paul Rohlfing

Nebraska 83

Executive Director of Global Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer (2017-present)

Henry P. Rusk

Missouri 05

Chair of the Department of Animal Husbandry at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (1922–1939), chair of the Commission on Agriculture under President Herbert Hoover (1948–1954), co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Earl W. Rusk

Missouri 05

Farm service director of two Chicago radio stations, railroad agricultural agent, supervising salesman and farm service director for a rock phosphate company, co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Doug Sims

Doug Sims

Illinois 65

CEO, CoBank (1994-2006)

Melvin E. Sherwin

Missouri 05

Chair of the Soils Department at North Carolina State University (1910–1924), co-founder of FarmHouse fraternity

Don Stenberg

Nebraska 67

Treasurer of Nebraska (2011–2019), 30th Nebraska Attorney General (1991–2003)

Jerry Stritzke

Oklahoma State 80

CEO, REI (2013-2019)

Orville Vogel

Nebraska 29

Scientist and wheat breeder whose research led to the “Green Revolution” in world food production

Evan C. Williams

Nebraska 91

Co-founder and CEO of Twitter (2008–2010)

Dale E. Wolf

Nebraska 41

70th Governor of Delaware (1992–1993), 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Delaware (1989–1992)

Clayton Yeutter

Nebraska 49

Counselor to the President (1992–1993), chair of the Republican National Committee (1991–1992), United States Secretary of Agriculture (1989–1991), U.S. Trade Representative (1985–1989)