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Lisa Pederson and Carl Dahlen receive awards (3/23/2016)

Please join us in a round of applause for two NDSU Extension beef specialists who have received well-deserved honors.

Lisa Pederson 2016Lisa Pederson, beef quality specialist with the Dickinson Research Extension Center, was honored with the 2016 National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Educator of the Year Award. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association presented the award at the Cattle Industry Convention and National BQA Coordinator’s Meeting at San Diego, Calif. the end of January. Lisa was nominated by Jerry Yates and David Workman, Extension BQA peers from West Virginia, and Nancy Jo Bateman, executive director of the North Dakota Beef Commission, and selected by a committee of representatives from universities, state beef councils and affiliated groups. Check out the video to the right to see why Lisa received this award and to learn more about BQA.

Your passion for your work is evident, Lisa!

Carl Dahlen 2016Carl Dahlen, beef cattle specialist with the Department of Animal Sciences, received the 2016 Midwest Outstanding Young Extension Specialist Award at the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Annual Meeting last week in Des Moines, Iowa. The basis for Carl’s selection by association peers was 1. acceptance and application of his concepts, techniques and programs; 2. influence of projects and programs on the livestock industry and the welfare of farm people; 3. leadership qualities demonstrated by ability to influence others to act and to adopt improved practices; and 4. mastery of subject matter, techniques, vision, enthusiasm and attitude.

A well-deserved honor indeed, Carl!

If you haven’t yet, check out the story about Carl’s work in partnership with others at NDSU on the “black box” of embryo development in cow pregnancy (pages 16-17 of the 2015 Annual Highlights).

 

Chris Boerboom, Extension Director, and Charlie Stoltenow, Assistant Director-Agriculture and Natural Resources

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