Nebraska Authors

Howard W. Ottoson

Born 1920-09-18 rural Detroit Lakes, MN (USA)

Died 2018-08-05
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Farm Economy


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, 1942, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
PhD, 1952, Iowa State University, Ames, IA


Professor of Agricultural Economics
Chairman of the Department of Agricultural Economics
United States Navy in World War II

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Land and People in the Northern Plains Transition Area. 1966. (with Eleanor Birch, Philip Henderson, and A.H. Anderson)

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