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Emerson Nafziger ’73 left the farm, but farm never left him

An Ohio farm boy who has left an indelible mark on Illinois agriculture has retired after nearly 36 years of service. Emerson Nafziger '73, University of Illinois Extension agronomist, educator, mentor and researcher, retired from his post Dec. 31. Nafziger grew up on his family’s farm on the flat, fertile ground of northwestern Ohio, west of Toledo, where they raised primarily corn and livestock.