ACU agriculture department awards Outstanding Aggie and
For Immediate Release
Oct. 26, 1999
The Abilene Christian University agriculture department
awarded Jack Minter the Outstanding Aggie Alumnus Award Oct.
23 during 1999 Homecoming festivities.
Minter is a 1956 ACU graduate with a bachelor of science
degree in agriculture and animal husbandry. He received his
master's of education degree from Sam Houston State Teachers
College in 1958.
Minter spent four years in the Air Force, stationed in
Germany and assigned to Air Force Intelligence. After his
time in the Air Force he moved to Texas to farm,
concentrating on new methods of cotton production. From
there he moved to Australia to develop a cotton program. He
settled in Wyoming, continued to farm, established a real
estate office and eventually became president of the Wyoming
State Association of Realtors in 1988. He worked in Lubbock
for Caldwell Bankers before moving back to Texas to farm and
sell organically grown cotton.
Minter has travelled to Australia, New Zealand, South
Africa, Uganda, Honduras and Bulgaria as an evangelist. He
was awarded the Outstanding Service Award in 1989 from the
Riverton community. He was involved in the Lions Club
Minter is married and has two children and five
The Young Professional Award was awarded to co-recipients
Richard Guy Brollier and Steven Neal Bradshaw.
Brollier graduated from ACU in 1991. He began his farming
work in Kansas under Glenn Tuttle. In 1995, Richard took
over Tuttle's farming business operation, now known as R
& A Brollier Farms. He continues to farm 2,200 acres of
land in addition to his and his father's farming
Brollier participates in the Pioneer Electric election
committee and the board of the Grant County Extension
Office. He is involved in the Ulysses, Kan., Church of
Brollier is married and has two sons, and a third son is
due in December.
Steven Bradshaw graduated from ACU in 1992 with a
bachelor of science degree in agricultural business. After
graduation, Bradshaw became the County Extension Agent
Agriculture Assistant in Medina County, Texas. He then moved
to Aspermont and became the County Extension Agriculture
Agent for Stonewall County. Currently Steve is the co-owner
of Lone Star Genetics, selling swine breeding stock and show
Bradshaw is a member of the Texas County Agricultural
Agents, Abilene Christian University Alumni Association,
American Yorkshire Club, Hampshire Swine Registry and the
Texas Pork Producers.
Bradshaw is married and has three children.
ACU's Department of Agriculture and Environment is a
nationally-recognized program, and faculty members are
nationally recognized in teaching, professional leadership,
research and consulting.
With technologically-advanced facilities, the Department
of Agriculture and Environment offers high interaction
between students and faculty, experiential learning and
student involvement in faculty research projects.
ACU's agriculture students are readily accepted into top
U.S. graduate programs; the department has a 100 percent
acceptance rate of its students who apply for graduate
school. The student employment placement rate is high and
students excel in state, regional and national judging
competition. Faculty members hold professional leadership
roles in several national organizations.
The department was awarded the 1998 National Association
of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture John Deere Award for
outstanding agribusiness program in the southern region. The
department is an institutional member of the NACTA, the
Agriculture Consortium of Texas (ACT) and the Consortium of
Agriculture Programs at Independent Colleges and
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