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Published April 30, 2012, 04:56 PM

Well-known NDSU Agriculture Economist Killed in Farm Mishap

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Officials at North Dakota State University are mourning the death of a department head and respected agricultural economist. Fifty-six-year-old Cole Gustafson died in an accident on his parents' farm near Center City, Minn., on Saturday.

By: Associated Press,

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Officials at North Dakota State University are mourning the death of a department head and respected agricultural economist.

Fifty-six-year-old Cole Gustafson died in an accident on his parents' farm near Center City, Minn., on Saturday. The Chisago County Sheriff's Office says that Gustafson's right leg became pinned by a tractor tire and he died at the scene.

Gustafson was chairman of NDSU's Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Agricultural Affairs Vice President Ken Grafton says Gustafson was a great faculty member, colleague and administrator.

Gustafson's funeral is Thursday in Center City. A service will be planned in Fargo later.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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