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F.M. Simpson | 1955

Longtime instructor and livestock marketing director at the state and national levels.

Life Dates Unknown | Artist: Joseph Allworthy (1892-1991)



Impact & Accomplishments


F. M. “Fanny” Simpson graduated from the University of Illinois College of Agriculture in 1909 and joined the staff of the college’s extension division. In 1913, he became an instructor in the animal husbandry department. Within a year, he had relocated to Washington, D. C., where he was in charge of centralized livestock marketing activities for the USDA Office of Markets and Rural Organization.


Simpson worked for the American Commission Company at the Denver stockyards and the Illinois Farm Bureau, and was also director of livestock marketing for the Illinois Agricultural Association.


In addition, he was general manager and assistant to the president of the National Live Stock Producers Association in 1921-1922. He served as the first editor of the National Live Stock Producer.


In the 1930s, Fanny Simpson was employed in public relations at Swift and Company, Chicago.


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