Featured Fund - Cliff Becker Ag Excellence Fund

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Honoring a Leader in the Ag Industry

As a passionate alumnus of Western Illinois University, Cliff Becker '84 believed in the caliber of the WIU School of Agriculture and the success of our students.

Cliff was a passionate fourth-generation agriculturalist and that passion for agriculture prompted him to earn a degree in animal science from Western Illinois University in 1984. He had an impressive 39-year career. He served as Executive Vice President at Farm Journal for 10 years and held a 23-year position with Vance Publishing as Senior Vice President & Publishing Director for their Food 360 Division. At the time of his passing, he was Vice President of New Campus Development for the American Royal.

Your Western Challenge Gift to this unrestricted fund honors Cliff's memory and achievements and will provide unrestricted resources annually to allow the School of Agriculture to pursue emerging opportunities, address the highest needs and support student success.


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