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Garden-Robinson Wins National Extension Award

She will receive a Regional Excellence in Extension Award

Julie Garden-Robinson, North Dakota State University Extension Service food and nutrition specialist, will be the recipient of a 2015 Regional Excellence in Extension Award.

Garden-Robinson, also a professor in NDSU’s Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, is receiving the award for Cooperative Extension’s north-central region.

The award recognizes recipients for their visionary leadership, excellence in programming and positive impact on their community.

Garden-Robinson’s programming focuses on health, wellness and food safety. She has helped develop and deliver numerous prize-winning educational programs for different age groups and diverse audiences, including new Americans and Native Americans.

She also has collaborated with other faculty in her department, as well as in the Education, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences, Pharmacy and Sociology departments and the NDSU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development, and professionals in 16 commodity, government and professional groups. These collaborative teams have received more than $12 million in funding.

“NDSU Extension is pleased that Julie has received this incredible honor for her Extension efforts,” says NDSU Extension Director Chris Boerboom. “She blends many skills in creating outstanding Extension programs in partnership with other specialists and agents. She truly makes the best better.”

Garden-Robinson will receive the award during the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ 128th annual meeting, which will be held Nov. 15-17 in Indianapolis, Ind. Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture sponsor the award.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Oct. 23, 2015

Source:Chris Boerboom, (701) 231-8944, chris.boerboom@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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