Former MTSU Ag Department Chair Passes

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Dr. Harley Foutch, who headed up the MTSU agricultural department for many years, passed away.

Dr. Foutch began his teaching career at Middle Tennessee State University in 1970. He was named Chairman of the Department of Agriculture in 1980 and retired as Director of the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience in 2008.

Dr. Foutch was a two time recipient of the MTSU Outstanding Teacher Award. He received the Distinguished Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). He was named President of the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources (AASCARR) and President of NACTA.


The 72-year old passed away Tuesday. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. Funeral Services will be at 4:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made in honor of Dr. Foutch to the Dr. Harley W. Foutch Endowed Scholarship Fund at Middle Tennessee State University Foundation, P.O. Box 109 Murfreesboro, TN 37132.


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