Dr. Bobby D. Moser
The Ohio State University
Dr. Bobby Moser became the head administrator of Ohio State's
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences on
October 1, 1991. As Vice President for Agricultural
Administration, he heads the College's resident instruction program,
Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research
and Developmental Center, and the Agricultural Technical Institute
at Wooster. He oversees about 2,200 faculty and staff statewide.
There are about 3,200 agriculture and natural resource students in
the undergraduate, graduate and two-year programs within the
College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences.
Moser was director of OSU Extension from July 1, 1988 until
becoming vice president. He came to Ohio after seven years at the
University of Missouri where he was Associate Dean of Agriculture
and Agriculture extension Program Director from 1986 to 1988.
Prior to that, he chaired the Department of Animal Science at
Missouri and was on the animal science faculty at the University of
Early in his career Moser was a 4-H agent in Kansas and a
livestock buyer for an Oklahoma food company. Moser is a
nationally recognized agricultural administrator. He has reviewed
resident instruction, research and extension programs at universities
across the country. He also serves on national task forces related to
the future of agriculture and its research and extension efforts.
Moser's own research and teaching interests are in swine nutrition
and management. Prior to becoming an administrator, he focused
on the effect of high-energy diets on swine reproductive
performance, carcass quality, and growth rate and efficiency.