Glenn G. “Cat” Taylor
Glenn Taylor graduated from Connors in 1957, received his Bachelors of Sciences from Oklahoma State University in 1959, his Masters of Science in 1965 and his Ph.D in horticulture from Kansas State University in 1969.
He is nationally recognized horticulture expert, specifically in pecans. Taylor has numerous scientific publications detailing improved culture of fruits and nuts. Glenn was the first director of OSU’s Wes Watkins Agricultural Research and Extension Center located near Atoka. He received honors as an Oklahoma State University Graduate of Distinction honor in 1992. Glenn was instrumental in founding of the Oklahoma Pecan Commission, Oklahoma Pecan Producers Inc. and the Oklahoma Horticulture Industries Show. In 1985, he was chosen as the outstanding Extension Horticulturist in the Southern United States. He served in several leadership capacities with the Southern Region of the American Society for Horticultural Science including president. Taylor is past director of the Southern Agricultural Workers Assn. and a longstanding member of the Pecan South editorial board. He is a member of the Epsilon Sigma Pi and has served in several leadership positions with The American Society for Horticultural Science. He has twice been chairman of the National Pecan Scientist. Glenn has received many honors in recognition for his contributions to the field of horticulture including being distinguished as a “Fellow” by the American Society of Horticultural Sciences.
He is affiliated with the International Lions Club and serves as a deacon in his church. In 1998 he was named first team All-American for men softball players in the United States over sixty years of age.