The Glen Pehr Lofgreen Graduate Student & Post Doc Endowment

GP Lofgreen Overview

"I have lived simply, I have laughed frequently, and I have loved deeply. What more can I ask?" Glen Pehr Lofgreen was born September 28, 1919, in St. David, AZ. When he died on October 14, 2004, he left 38 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Glen received his B.S. degree in animal husbandry at the University of Arizona in 1944, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Cornell University in 1946 and 1948, respectively. He joined the faculty of the University of California from 1948 until he retired in 1977. Then, Glen joined New Mexico State University, serving for 13 years as superintendent of the newly inaugurated Clayton Livestock Research Center. Glen was a prolific scientist, authoring or co-authoring more than 133 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He made substantial research contributions in the areas of energetics, protein and phosphorus nutrition, forage evaluation (particularly alfalfa), and nutritional management of shipping-stressed calves. Glen will be remembered by science and industry most for his innovative insights that led to development of the California Net Energy System. In his personal life, Glen was a deeply religious and devoted family man. Shying from accolades and formal titles, he desired to be thought of as "just a cowboy" and to be addressed simply as "Glen."

Lofgreen Endowment Overview

Conceptualized in 2011, the Glen Pehr Lofgreen Graduate Student and Post Doc Endowment is designed to establish a fitting legacy for Glen by creating a $5 million endowment capable of producing approximately $200,000 per year to support two graduate students and a postdoc studying feedlot nutrition and management at the Clayton Livestock Research Center. Fundraising for the endowment is currently in the beginning phases, seeking one or more generous donors to help launch this important initiative.

Cindy Nicholson
Phone: 575-646-4665
Email: cindynic@nmsu.edu