Robert C. Ross
Robert C. Ross, Connors State College graduate 1948, has made agriculture a great part of life. He began his career with Agriculture Adjustment Act (now Farm Service Agency) while still in high school. After graduation from Oklahoma A&M College, he worked as Veterans Agriculture Training Program Instructor and Vocational Agriculture Instructor at Webber Falls High School.
Robert has operated a family farm near Webber Falls since 1950. His farm has grown from 40 acres to present day 2500 acres. He has also operated SRS, Inc. a farm supply store since 1961.
Robert has served on numerous Boards and Foundations related to agriculture. These include American Soybean Development Foundation Board, National Federation of Independent Business, Senator Don Nickels Agricultural Advisory Board, Oklahoma FFA’s Honorary State Farmer Degree, Master Agronomist Award (OSU), Conservationist of the Year (OK Chapter Soil & Water Conservation Society), Outstanding Conservation District Director (Tulsa State Fair), and Distinguished Service to Oklahoma Agricultural (State Farm Bureau).
Robert is a member and longtime music director, trustee, deacon, and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church, Webber Falls. He has been a strong supporter of education. Robert encouraged his wife, Modean, and five children to attain college degrees. He assist countless others with education. Robert’s belief in the importance of family, church, and community will live on for generations to come.
Robert was inducted on April 26, 2002.