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During his 28 years at Central, the Professor Emeritus William Bushmeyer taught more than 21 different courses in the department of agriculture and contributed to making the program one of the strongest among state universities.
He joined the faculty in 1969 as an instructor of agriculture, and prior to his retirement achieved the academic rank of associate professor. Avidly involved in university and professional activities, he conducted statewide workshops in agricultural mechanics and judged Future Farmers of America (FFA) district contests.
He served as a high school vocational agriculture teacher in Maryville and Brunswick prior to joining Central, where he contributed to the development and supervision of outstanding FFA programs.
Bushmeyer’s leadership in FFA activities, Central’s Agriculture Education Program along with directing the Agricultural Education Program for the State of Missouri, has helped establish Central’s role in forwarding agriculture education.
Bushmeyer said he was proud to be a part of a quality program. His association with students in the department and the opportunity to advise and sponsor various campus organizations are among his proudest accomplishments as an educator.
Bushmeyer and his wife Wilma have five children, Damon, Dana, Denise, Diana, and William III.