Professor Samson Olusegun APANTAKU
Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development,
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
- Apostolic Church Primary School, Igbogi/Ikoyi Street, Ilesa. (First School Cert. 1970).
- St. Charles Grammar School, Osogbo. (WASC-1975)
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka, BSc (1982)
- Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois, MSc Agric. Educ. & Mech. 1990
- Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA. PhD Agric. Ext. Educ. 1992
*Appointed Lecturer II in 1994 and promoted Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in 2007.
*Two-term Dean, College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development, (FUNAAB) (2009 – 2013).
*Visiting Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension and Economics, Osun State University 2014-2015.
*National Secretary, Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigerian Universities (ADAN) 2012-2013.
*Visiting Associate Professor, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria (2006 – 2007).
*Principal, Leventis Foundation Nigeria Agricultural School, Ilesha, Osun State. (1993-1994).
*Ag-Resource Person, Ag-Resource Unit, Department of Agricultural Education and Mechanization, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA. (1990 – 1992).
Research and Teaching Interests
Participatory Agricultural Extension and Research; Group Dynamics; Technology Transfer; Rural Development/Sociology and Community Development.
External Examiner to Northwest University, Mafikeng Campus, Mmabatho, South Africa; University of Ibadan, Nigeria;, University of Fort Hare, Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa; University of Cape Coast, Ghana; and several other Universities in Nigeria. He has examined over 40 Masters and PhD theses; and assessed 21 candidates for Professorial promotion.
Prof. Apantaku has published over 60 Journal articles, 35 Conference Proceedings, 3 Technical Reports in International and Local outlets. He has travelled to most parts of the world.
He is also a member: Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria; Rural Sociological Society of Nigeria; African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services; Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services.
He is married, has children and lives with his family in Abeokuta, Nigeria