Walter J. ArmbrusterPresident Emerituswalt@farmfoundation.orgDr. Walter J. Armbruster was named President Emeritus of Farm Foundation when he retired as President in January 2008.He joined Farm Foundation in 1978 and became president in 1991.He previously worked in the U.S. Department of Agriculture on marketing efficiency, institutions and policy issues.
The Indiana native received B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural economics from Purdue University
and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Oregon State University
research position in USDA's Economic Research Service
was followed by two years as the staff economist for USDA's
Agricultural Marketing Service.Dr. Armbruster has served as president of the American Agricultural Economics Association, and the American Agricultural Law Association; secretary-treasurer of the International Association of Agricultural Economists; a board member of the Council on Food, Agriculture and Resource Economists; and serves on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board.He is a Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was named Purdue Distinguished Agricultural Alumnus in 2000.He has served on numerous regional research and extension committees of the Land Grant university system, professional association committees, national advisory boards and USDA committees.