FERDIE J. DEERING (1910-1993) spent 48 years with the Oklahoma Publishing Co., including 30 years as editor of the Farmer-Stockman during which he worked to help farmers adapt new technology to their operations. Upon his death he was lauded as having contributed more to agriculture in Oklahoma than anyone else. His awards and honors are far too numerous to list. He was a president and trustee of the Southwest Livestock Association. Before joining OPUBCO, he worked at the Ada Evening News and the Denison (Texas) Herald.