In Memory Of
President Elson S. Floyd Leaves a Legacy of Inspiration for CAHNRS
Elson S. Floyd didn’t grow up on a farm, but he recognized the value of agriculture and Washington State University’s role in supporting farmers, ranchers, and the industry as a whole. Before classes had even begun during his first academic year at WSU in 2007, he was on the road touring the state to meet with and listen to agricultural stakeholders, editorial boards, economic development committees and alumni as well as faculty and research staff.
Regardless of the venue, President Floyd’s message emphasized excellence in agriculture, economic development, and global reach for the University. Building our capacity in the agricultural sciences and serving the state’s food and agriculture sector was a theme that he shared beyond agricultural audiences. President Floyd was clear that we would build upon our strengths, and the key word was build. (Read More)