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Published by Department of Animal Science, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Copyright 2006. Used by permission.


Richard “R.B.” Warren was a member of the Animal Science Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from 1956 to 1990. A Kansas native, R.B. graduated with a B.S. degree in Agriculture from Kansas State University and married Doris Kite in 1948. He completed an M.S. degree in Animal Breeding from Oklahoma State University in 1950 and served on the Animal Science faculty at Michigan State University for six years before coming to Nebraska. R.B. Warren enthusiastically developed young leaders for the animal industry through motivation, quality learning, skill development and personal mentoring. His legacy included one of the finest youth horse extension programs in the U.S. and development of the R.B. Warren Scholarship, the Nebraska 4-H Horse Fund, and other endowments to support horse programs, livestock judging, and student scholarships. His leadership and dedication are rightfully memorialized in naming the UNL Animal Science arena the “R.B. Warren Arena.”