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16 Extension employees recognized (12/13/2016)

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:

  • Chris Anderson, Production Manager-Print & Copy Services/Agriculture Communication
  • Paige Brummund, Extension Agent, ANR/Ward County
  • Carl Dahlen, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist/Animal Sciences (recipient AGSCO Excellence in Extension Award)
  • Sonja Fuchs, Web Technology Specialist/Agriculture Communication
  • Michelle Grant, Accounting Specialist/Plant Sciences
  • Hans Kandel, Extension Agronomist/Plant Sciences
  • Dena Kemmet, Extension Agent, FCS/Mercer County
  • Sharon Lane, Distribution Center Manager/Agriculture Communication (recipient, Donald and Jo Anderson Staff Award)
  • Miranda Meehan, Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist/Animal Sciences
  • John Nowatzki, Extension Ag Machine Systems Specialist/Ag & Biosystems Engineering
  • David Ripplinger, Extension Bioproducts-Bioenergy Economist/Agribusiness and Applied Economics
  • Andy Robinson, Extension Potato Agronomist/Plant Sciences (recipient, Myron & Muriel Johnsrud Excellence in Extension/Outreach Award)
  • Acacia Stuckle, Extension Agent, FCS & 4-HYD/Emmons and Kidder Counties
  • Danelle Walker, Assistant Office Manager-Entomology/School of Natural Resource Sciences
  • Todd Weinmann, Extension Agent, ANR- Horticulture/Cass County

Ag and Ext Faculty/Staff Awards 2016I said at the ceremony, and will say 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.


Pictured left to right are President Bresciani, Carl Dahlen, Sharon Lane, Andy Robinson and Chris Boerboom



Cavalier SCD Achievement Award 2016Last, but certainly not least, please join me in a shout out to the Langdon Research Extension Center and Naeem Kalwar for their recent selection for a North Dakota Soil Conservation District Achievement Award. LREC Director Randy Mehlhoff noted, “Naeem Kalwar’s Extension soil health program is directly responsible for the Langdon REC being named the achievement winner for 2016 in Cavalier County. His soil health program is educating growers on the importance of soil health both in workshops and in real life practices at the Langdon REC.”

Congratulations all!

Chris Boerboom, Extension Director

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