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Eight recognized at NACAA annual meeting (8/3/2016)

NACAA 2016

 

The National Association of County Agricultural Agents annual meeting and professional development conference was a success. This year’s meeting took place at Little Rock, AR, July 24-28. Eight NDSU Extension agents and specialists were recognized by their national peers for their accomplishments and quality of programming. Please join me in a round of applause for all eight, and an encore for Sheldon and Karl, our national winners.

Hoppe and Gerhardt NACAA 2016Sheldon Gerhardt, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Logan County. Achievement Award – National Winner

Karl Hoppe, Area Extension Specialist, Livestock Systems/Carrington Research Extension Center. Distinguished Service Award – National Winner

Willie Huot, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Grand Forks County. Hall of Fame – Regional Winner

Rick Schmidt, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Oliver County. Excellence in 4-H Programming – State Winner

Todd Weinmann, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources-Horticulture/Cass County. Fact Sheet, Video Presentation, Excellence in 4-H Programming and Search for Excellence in Consumer or Commercial Horticulture – State Winner; Search for Excellence in Farm Health and Safety, and Search for Excellence in Forestry and Natural Resources – National Finalist

David Ripplinger, Extension Bioproducts/Bioenergy Economist, Agribusiness and Applied Economics. SARE/NACAA Fellows Program – State Winner

Mohamed Khan, Extension Sugarbeet Specialist, Plant Pathology. Search for Excellence in Crop Production – State Winner

Crystal Schaunaman, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources/McIntosh County. Search for Excellence in Farm and Ranch Financial Management – National Finalist

Chris Boerboom, Extension Director

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