Lowell E. Wilson


Lowell E. Wilson was born October 5, 1929, in new Concord, Kentucky. He graduated from Murray State University in 1953 with a B.S. degree in agriculture. He received his M.S. from University of Kentucky in 1956 and Ph.D. from University of Illinois in 1960, both in agricultural economics.

Wilson was known as an exceptional teacher and friend to students throughout his 28 years of Auburn’s agricultural economics and rural sociology department faculty. His research on dairy marketing, market regulation, and marketing of ornamental horticulture crops made significant contributions to agriculture of Alabama, the South, and the nation.

He was named Outstanding Agricultural Alumnus of the Year by Murray State University in 1973 and on several occasions was elected outstanding teacher of the College of Agriculture at Auburn. He received an award for outstanding contributions to Alabama agriculture from the Alabama Farm Bureau Federation.

Among his many leadership positions, Wilson served as secretary of the General Faculty and
Faculty Senate and was a member of the Visiting Scientist Committee, University Research Council, and the Academic Honest Committee. He served th Auburn University Federal Credit Union in many capacities, including being president during 1977-78. He was a loyal and devoted member of his church, serving on the administrative board and as treasurer.

Wilson was married to the former Pauline Dykes and they have two children.