Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Cal Poly Pomona, Huntley College Honor Distinguished Alums

Published Date: May 4, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Two Huntley College of Agriculture alumni were honored by Cal Poly Pomona for their professional achievements, community service and giving back to the university.

W.B. “Butch” Lindley (’67, agronomy) was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a partner in J & L Farms.

Along with his wife, Vivien, Lindley established the Wilford B. and Vivien Lindley Endowment to benefit the College of Agriculture.

He is a member of the university’s Founders’ Society and the Kellogg/Voorhis Heritage Society. In addition, Lindley has been a member of the alumni association’s Rose Float chapter for more than 40 years.

Richard Frencer (’67, agronomy) is the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of Huntley College of Agriculture. He spent 30 years working with agricultural consulting firms Union Carbide, Rhone Poulenc AG Co., and Bayer Ag, as well as an independent food production professional. During his career, he earned numerous national awards for outstanding sales.

Now retired, Frencer is involved with the Boise Valley Fly Fishers Association and is a staunch supporter of Henry’s Fork Foundation in Ashton, Idaho, which seeks to protect the natural resources of the river ecosystem.

Lindley and Frencer were among 11 honorees recognized April 28 at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center. 

The annual event was organized by the Cal Poly Pomona Office of Alumni Affairs.