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researcher , Agriculture education educator

Robert James Birkenholz, American agriculture education educator, researcher. Recipient honorary state farmer degree Missouri Association Future Farmers American, 1986, Green Chalk award University Missouri College Agriculture, 1986. Named Outstanding Young Scholar University Council for Vocational Education, 1989.


Birkenholz, Robert James was born on November 14, 1953 in Newton, Iowa, United States. Son of Hubert Lloyd and Francis Bayonne (Gildersleeve) Birkenholz.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Iowa State University, 1976. Master of Science in Agricultural Education, Iowa State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education, Iowa State University, 1982.


Teacher agriculture Wellsburg (Iowa) Community Schools, 1976-1978. Farmer, Garner, Iowa, 1978-1980. Instructor agricultural education Iowa State University, Ames, 1980-1982.

Coordinator agribusiness Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, 1982-1984. Assistant professor University Missouri, Columbia, 1984-1990, director graduate studies, 1988-1991, associate professor, since 1990. Director National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization, 1986-1989.

Chairman task force on postsecondary education in agriculture National Council for Agricultural Education, 1990-1994. Presenter in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Assistant coach Youth Soccer League, Columbia, 1988-1989. Member Youth-at-Risk Task Force, Columbia, 1988-1991. Member parent advisory committee Cedar Ridge School, 1990-1991.

Member Vocational Education Research Association, American Association Teacher Educators in Agriculture (president-elect 1994-1995), National Future Farmers American Alumni Association (life), Missouri Future Farmers American Alumni Association (life), Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Tau Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Sports, water and snow skiing.


Married Pamela Sue Stromer, August 6, 1977. Children: Todd Robert, Reed Alan.

Hubert Lloyd Birkenholz

Francis Bayonne (Gildersleeve) Birkenholz

Pamela Sue Stromer

Todd Robert Birkenholz

Reed Alan Birkenholz