Dr. Lowell Catlett, was a Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New MexicoStateUniversity until he retired in 2015.  He is an exciting futurist whose knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work is addressed in his varied and upbeat presentations.  His vast knowledge astounds corporate and association audiences both nationally and internationally.  His presentations are thought- provoking and highly-entertaining. Dr. Catlett received his doctorate in Economics from IowaStateUniversity, and has twice received the Don C. Roush Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He is also a recipient of the prestigious Burlington Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding University Teaching.  In 1994 he was one of two Western Regional recipients of the National Association of State Universities and Land   GrantColleges “Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Award.”03/30/05: Lowell Catlett poses in his office. (photo by Darren Phillips) In February, 2007 he received the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for his service to agriculture. In addition to his selection in 2002 as a member of the original class of six New Mexico State University Regents Professors, Dr. Catlett has received every teaching award the university offers, including the Westhafer Award for Teaching in 1990, New MexicoStateUniversity’s top honor. The professor of agricultural economics and agricultural business is internationally known as an expert in commodities futures markets and is in demand as a speaker and consultant on predicting and planning for near- and long-term futures. Lowell recently received the College of Agriculture and Home Economics Advisor of the Year as well as Teacher of the Year at New MexicoStateUniversity. He is a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, the Interior, Defense and Labor.  He has also been a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies.