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“Leadership” and “Excellence” describe Willie Huot’s and Mohamed Khan’s work (4/4/2014)

Willie HuotApril 2 marked an important day for Willie Huot, Extension agent with the Grand Forks County Extension office. At the national Annie’s Project meeting at Indianapolis on Wednesday, Willie was called to the podium to receive the first-ever Women in Agriculture Educators Award. He was nominated by his peers in North Dakota and selected for his leadership and dedication to Annie’s Project. Willie was among the first to join Annie’s Project and has had a long and successful history of working with farm and ranch women audiences. The Women in Agriculture Educator Award was created to honor the memory of Bob Wells who worked at the national level and trained the first North Dakota agents involved with Annie’s Project. Bob died last year.

Mohamed KhanMohamed Khan, Extension sugarbeet specialist, has been selected for the Excellence in Extension Award—the highest and most prestigious national Extension award given by the American Phytopathological Society. Mohamed is being recognized for development and implementation of Extension programs that have significantly contributed to the sustainability of sugarbeet production. His demonstrated impact on management of Cercospora leaf spot disease, international contributions and recognition, and strong record in training graduate students were noted by the award selection committee. Mohamed will receive the award at the APS annual meeting, Aug. 9-13, at Minneapolis.

Applause photoCongratulations!

Chris Boerboom, Extension Director

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