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Faculty & Staff Profile

Lyle Westrom

Faculty Athletic Representative
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
(218) 281-8110


  • Mentor for the Minnesota Agricultural, Food and Environmental Education Teacher Induction Program (TIP)

  • Development of Agricultural Education Program

  • Advisor to Collegiate FFA (CFFA) and Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2017 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging and Student Service Award

  • Honorary Minnesota FFA Degree, 1992

  • MN FFA Hall of Fame, 2009

  • Honorary American FFA Degree, 2003

  • Day- Fredrick FFA Alumni Award, 2013

  • 1996 Distinguished Teaching Award

  • 2014 Most Supportive of Students Award

Selected Publications

  • Lee, J.S., Hutter, J., Rudd, R., Westrom, L., Patrick-Hefner, A. (2013). Introduction to Livestock and Companion Animals (4th ED.). Boston: Pearson

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education, Minor--Dairy Science from Mississippi State University

  • M.A. in Agricultural Education, Supporting Area--Dairy Science from the University of Minnesota

  • B.S. in Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota

Other Accomplishments

  • USAID Project-Egypt, 2006

  • MSAS Plenary Session Keynote-Mali, 2010

University Committee Memberships

  • UEAC Past President

  • Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR)

Professional Memberships

  • NACTA (Judging Conference Liaison and Central Region Director)



In the News

November 3, 2017
It is an evening dedicated to honoring individuals and organizations who have provided leadership and who have aided in the development of the University of Minnesota Crookston, the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, and Extension.
October 10, 2017
The University of Minnesota Crookston Dairy Cattle Judging team competed at the World Dairy Expo in the 29th International Post-secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest on October 1-2, 2017, in Madison, Wis.
December 9, 2016
What’s the connection between a horse, a trumpet, and a flute? At the University of Minnesota Crookston, it’s Senior Hannah Van Dyke, and all three have played a central role in her academic career.