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Lyle Westrom

Professor (retired)
Professor Emeritus
Agriculture and Natural Resources Department
(218) 281-8110


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

  • Development of Agricultural Education Program

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

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

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

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

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

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

Other Accomplishments

  • MSAS Plenary Session Keynote-Mali, 2010

  • USAID Project-Egypt, 2006

University Committee Memberships

  • Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR)

  • UEAC Past President

Professional Memberships



  • NACTA (Judging Conference Liaison and Central Region Director)



Retired in May 2020.

In the News

January 29, 2020
Royalty were crowned, students were recognized for achievement, and alumni gathered for the 45th Annual Ag Arama at the University Teaching and Outreach Center at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
July 19, 2018
The Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators (MAAE) presented University of Minnesota Crookston Professor Lyle Westrom with the MAAE Presidential Award of Merit at their annual summer conference banquet on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
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.