Bob Skinner of Jordan Valley graduated from OSU in 1941. He is the 4th generation of the Skinner ranching family. He was both president (1985-1987) and vice president (1981-1985) of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association; served on the National Cattlemen’s Association board of directors (1983-1987) and their national committees of public lands, agriculture policy, long range planning, and nominating. He was Oregon representative on the Public Lands Council (1978-1988). Locally, Bob was president of the Malheur County Cattlemen’s Association (1977-1978) and served on the Vale district BLM advisory board and Multiple Use Council. He was also on the Oregon State BLM Multiple Use Council. Bob received four service awards from the BLM; the Malheur County Education service award in 1986; and was inducted into OSU’s Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1988. He was honored as Voice of the Cattle Industry by the agriculture committee, Portland Chamber of Commerce, in 1988. He received a Special Honor award from the Oregon Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Service, in 1989. In 1992, Bob received the Individual Contribution to the Agricultural Industry award from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and was named Oregon Agriculturalist of the Year by the Agri-Business Council of Oregon. He was inducted into the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences Diamond Pioneer Registry in 1995.