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Auburn agricultural economist Hardy granted emeritus status posthumously

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The late William E. “Bill” Hardy Jr., a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University for almost 39 years, has been posthumously awarded the status of professor emeritus.

The College of Agriculture celebrated the honor in an Oct. 6 ceremony at Auburn’s Ag Heritage Park in which Hardy’s widow, Linda, was presented the official proclamation of her late husband’s emeritus title. Hardy, who taught agricultural law and finance, died Oct. 14, 2011.

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