Muscatine Island Farm
Vince Lawson, superintendent since 1982 of the ISU Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm, Fruitland, Iowa, retired in January 2017. His work epitomizes the land-grant ideal of responding to community needs with technical expertise, applied research, and extension programming. One ISU administrator stated: “Vince Lawson is a legendary figure in agriculture/horticulture circles in southeastern Iowa.” He received his B.S. in horticulture in 1975 and his M.S. in horticulture in 1982, both from Iowa State University.
"Vince Lawson: A Career of Leadership
in Agricultural Research and Extension,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2016
, Article 50.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2016/iss1/50