Kimberling honored for agriculture work
Posted April 16, 2014
Dr. Cleon V. Kimberling of Fort Collins, Colo., was inducted into the Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual banquet Feb. 27 in Denver.
The Colorado FFA Foundation selected Dr. Kimberling for induction into the hall of fame for his contributions to the state and nation’s agricultural industry.
Dr. Kimberling (COL ’59) is known for his extensive work with dairy cattle, beef cattle, and sheep. From 1965-2005, he was a faculty member at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, while also working as a university extension veterinarian.
In addition to training veterinary students, Dr. Kimberling is credited with major innovations that have improved herd health. He was a lead contributor in the development of brucellosis testing methods, invented a liver biopsy instrument, and co-invented the Kimberling-Rupp spaying instrument.
On March 11, Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado praised Dr. Kimberling on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for his many achievements. “The number of veterinarians he has trained, both at CSU and around the world, is countless,” Gardner said. “His caring, sharing and teaching are only a part of who he is.
“His contributions to the health and productivity of Colorado’s livestock industry, along with his dedication to Colorado State University students and his overall improvement to mankind, are examples for all to follow.”