Wash. Farmer Leaves Charitable Bequest to AJCC Research Foundation

9/15/2012 7:00 AM

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — A charitable bequest at the Research Builder level has been received by the AJCC Research Foundation from the estate of John “Jack” Henry Snell, who after an early career as an ag educator operated the Kittitas Registered Jersey herd on the family farm near Ellensburg, Wash.

“This gift of $9,250 demonstrates not only Jack Snell’s devotion to the Jersey cow, but also his foresight in making a lasting financial contribution to support scientific research that will improve her production, efficiency and longevity,” Foundation trustee Neal Smith said.

Jack Snell passed away on March 16 at age 83. He purchased his first Registered Jersey in 1950. A graduate of Washington State University, he taught agriculture and farm shop in the Orting and Ellensburg high schools before returning to the home farm. He became a lifetime member of The American Jersey Cattle Club and utilized its herd improvement services until his retirement from dairying in 1994.

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