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Former ASCS Director, Stewart Huber, Passes
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/02/2014

A long-time conservation advocate who once served as a district director of the USDA's Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service under the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations has died. Stewart Huber, 88, of Clintonville passed away last week after a long bout with prostate cancer.

Huber was raised on his parents' grain and livestock farm in rural Minnesota until the Great Depression forced his family to move to Waupaca County in the 1930s. He became involved with civic duties early in life and spent a lot of time in Madison lobbying for agricultural causes.

Stewart was eventually appointed to the Wisconsin Soil and Water Conservation Board. He later became general manager and CEO of the Farmers Union Milk Marketing Cooperative, which later became Family Dairies USA.

He was also involved in other agricultural, conservation and industrial trade matters which often required his presence at the nation's capital and other venues across Europe. Huber also served on the local bank, public school and church boards throughout his life.

Funeral services for Stewart Huber were held earlier this week in Clintonville.

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