Iowa State's Agricultural Business Club Names Outstanding Alum

AMES, Iowa — The Agricultural Business Club at Iowa State University honored Doug Dashner, retired executive director of the Dekalb County, Ill. Farm Bureau, March 1 as its Outstanding Alumnus. The club each year recognizes an outstanding alum who earned a degree in agricultural business and honors that person at its annual banquet. Dashner was born and raised on a diversified grain and livestock farm near Malvern. At Iowa State he was named Outstanding Ag Business Senior and was the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity president. He also was a member of the Ag Council, Ag Business Club, Cardinal Key Club and Alpha Zeta fraternity. Dashner graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business in May 1968 and went on to earn his master's from agricultural economics in 1970. In 1983, he earned a master's of business administration from Northern Illinois University. After graduation from Iowa State in 1970, Dashner went on to positions with Brenton Bank Holding Co., Iowa Development Commission and the Iowa Farm Business Association. In 1979, Doug began working for the DeKalb County Farm Bureau where he would remain for the rest of his professional career, serving 27 years as executive director. For the past year and a half, Dashner has been serving as a consultant to the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. He lives in DeKalb, Ill., with his wife, Nancy.