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15 Extension employees recognized (12/16/2015)

The ceremony for the NDSU Agriculture and Extension Faculty/Staff Awards was held on campus last Thursday. I had the pleasure of helping recognize the 15 Extension colleagues who were nominated for awards of excellence. The nominees and recipients were:

  • Carl Dahlen, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist/Animal Sciences
  • Jeri Fischer, Administrative Assistant/Burleigh County
  • Myrna Friedt, Administrative Assistant/Carrington Research Extension Center
  • Sheldon Gerhardt, Extension Agent, ANR/Logan County
  • Linda Hammen, Office Administrator/Grand Forks County
  • Tom Kalb, Extension Horticulture Specialist/Plant Sciences
  • Sharon Lane, Distribution Center Manager/Agriculture Communication
  • Lindsay Maddock, Extension Agent, ANR/Wells County
  • David Newman, Extension Swine Specialist/Animal Sciences
  • John Nowatzki, Extension Ag Machine Systems Specialist/Ag & Biosystems Engineering
  • Andy Robinson, Extension Potato Agronomist/Plant Sciences
  • Deb Tanner, Graphic Designer, Agriculture Communication
  • Rita Ussatis, Extension Agent, FCS/Cass County (recipient, AGSCO Excellence in Extension Award)
  • Agnes Vernon, Graphic Designer/Agriculture Communication
  • Abbey Wick, Extension Soil Health Specialist/School of Natural Resource Sciences (recipient, Myron & Muriel Johnsrud Excellence in Extension/Outreach Award)

Ag and Extension Faculty Staff Awards 2015

[Back row: Sheldon Gerhardt, Tom Kalb, Carl Dahlen, Andy Robinson, Linda Hammen, Deb Tanner, Chris Boerboom]

[Front row: Rita Ussatis, John Nowatzki, Sharon Lane, Agnes Vernon, Jeri Fischer]

Applause photoI said it at the ceremony, and will say it again here, that I sincerely thank not only the nominees for their outstanding work, but those who took the time to tell their peer’s stories and the selection committees who had the very difficult task of selecting only one recipient for each award.  

Congratulations all!

Chris Boerboom, Extension Director

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