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Excellence in innovation and best of show (9/19/2017)

Two great honors were bestowed on staff last week.

John Nowatzki On Monday, Gov. Burgum presented nine Awards for Excellence in Public Service, and John Nowatzki, Extension ag machine systems specialist, received one of them. John was recognized with the Pioneer Award for Excellence in Innovationfor his cutting-edge work in precision agriculture technology, including putting North Dakota at the forefront of farm applications for unmanned aerial vehicles.” You can check out the whole new release here. Well-deserved recognition; we’re proud of you, John!

Big Iron 2017On Thursday, NDSU Extension Service received an award at Big Iron in West Fargo for Best of Show - Field Demonstration Area. The judges evaluated the 900-some exhibit booths on company image (display of name, products and message); personnel (professionalism, knowledge, attentiveness, visibility and attire); and booth/lot (use of space, overall design, attractiveness, originality and display). Ken Hellevang and Tom Scherer, Extension specialists with Ag and Biosystems Engineering; and Julianne Racine, Megan Vig and Kelcey Hoffman, Extension agents in LaMoure, Griggs and Cass counties, respectively, were on hand as part of the greater team to receive the award. Thank you for representing Extension so well at this big event!

Chris Boerboom, Extension Director

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