Noted livestock judge and coach at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University)
1888- 1954 | Artist: Othmar J. Hoffler (1893-1954)
Impact & Accomplishments
Warren Blizzard, born in McPherson, Kansas, attended Kansas State University and began his career as an animal husbandry assistant there.
In 1915, he joined the Animal Husbandry Department at Oklahoma A&M College, becoming head of the department in 1919. When he moved to Oklahoma, the state was new to the union, and its livestock industry was just beginning. With an uncanny ability to select herd sires, Blizzard helped propel the young state to one of the top livestock states in the nation in just two decades.
He coached the first of Oklahoma A&M’s national championship livestock teams and led the college to an impressive record competing for the grand champion steer.
Warren Blizzard was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy Museum in 1958.
Warren l. Blizzard, right, dean of agriculture at Oklahoma A&M college, was honored." Photo credit: Cobb, Richard March 22, 1950 for the Daily Oklahoman newspaper.