Plambeck, Herb, 1908-2001.

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Agriculturalist. Plambeck was raised in Scott County, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University. He began his professional career in agriculture as a USDA county extension worker, but soon became farm editor for the Davenport (Iowa) Times-Democrat. In 1936, he became farm director for radio station WHO, Des Moines, and held that position until 1970. He also served as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Public Affairs and was a member of the 1955 U.S. Agricultural delegation that traveled to the Soviet Union.

Plambeck founded the National Plowing Matches, and was a member of the Board of Directors for the National Agricultural Hall of Fame. He was the recipient of more than 80 international, national, and state honors, including the Herbert Hoover Citizenship Award, the American Heritage Foundation Award, the National Soil Conservation Award, and the Dupont Foundation Radio Award. He also held office in numerous organizations, including the National Association of Radio and Television Farm Broadcasting.

From the description of Papers, [192-]-2001. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 84410341

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creatorOf Reno, Milo, 1866-1936. Papers, 1927-1959. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Barnett, Clay C., 1895-. Papers, 1937-1961. Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Plambeck, Herb, 1908-2001. Papers, [192-]-2001. Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Iowa Farm Safety Council. Records, 1951-[ongoing]. Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Flansburg, James Sherman, 1932-. Papers of James S. Flansburg, 1962-1998. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Heady, Earl O. (Earl Orel), 1916-1986. Papers, 1943-1987. Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Ligutti, Luigi G. Granger, Iowa homestead project : interview / Herb Plambeck with Monsignor Ligutti. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Reno, Milo, 1866-1936. Papers, 1927-1959. [microfilm]. University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Barnett, Clay C., 1895- person
associatedWith Flansburg, James Sherman, 1932- person
associatedWith Heady, Earl O. (Earl Orel), 1916-1986. person
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associatedWith Kiwanis International. Nebraska-Iowa District. corporateBody
associatedWith Ligutti, Luigi G. person
associatedWith Reno, Milo, 1866-1936. person
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Soviet Union
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Plowing--Competitions
Agriculture--Research--International cooperation
Radio in agriculture
Agriculture
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Death 2001

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