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A Former veterinarian, longtime educator, auctioneer, and cattleman, Dr. Densil Allen, Jr. has become one of the most visible people in the Warrensburg Community. The popular faculty member has retired as professor emeritus of agriculture after a university career that spanned 23 years.
Allen grew up on a small farm near Warrensburg and went on to pursue a higher education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He began his veterinary practice in Chillicothe in 1971, where he worked briefly before returning to “hang his shingle” in his hometown. He left the practice in 1979 to pursue a new career as an agriculture educator at Central.
Throughout his tenure, Dr. Allen had a strong record of outstanding teaching in the classroom, research, and involvement in professional organizations. Such qualities contributed to his selection in 1992 as a Teacher Fellow by the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.
During his career, he taught courses such as General Veterinary Science, Animal Nutrition, Beef Production, Reproduction of Farm Animals, Animal Breeding, Pork Production, Pasture Management and Animal Husbandry. He sponsored Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, was advisor to Delta Tau Alpha and the Agriculture Club, and was Judging Team coach.