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Bill Davis (center), receives the Friend of Extension Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi  (left), and NDSU Extension Director Chris Boerboom. (NDSU photo) Bill Davis (center), receives the Friend of Extension Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi (left), and NDSU Extension Director Chris Boerboom. (NDSU photo)
Dale Ihry (Photo courtesy of Dale Ihry) Dale Ihry (Photo courtesy of Dale Ihry)
Renae Korslien receives a Friend of Extension Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi  (left), and NDSU Extension Director Chris Boerboom. (NDSU photo) Renae Korslien receives a Friend of Extension Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi (left), and NDSU Extension Director Chris Boerboom. (NDSU photo)
Dawn Alderin receives the Meritorious Support Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo) Dawn Alderin receives the Meritorious Support Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo)
Vicki Miller receives the Meritorious Support Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo) Vicki Miller receives the Meritorious Support Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo)
Esther McGinnis receives the Early Career Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo) Esther McGinnis receives the Early Career Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo)
Marie Hvidsten receives the Mid-Career Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo) Marie Hvidsten receives the Mid-Career Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo)
Andrew Thostenson (right) receives the Distinguished Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo) Andrew Thostenson (right) receives the Distinguished Service Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo)
Charlie Stoltenow (NDSU photo) Charlie Stoltenow (NDSU photo)
Greg Endres (right) receives the Visionary Leadership Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo) Greg Endres (right) receives the Visionary Leadership Award from Brad Brummond, an agent in NDSU Extension's Walsh County office and president of the Upsilon Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi. (NDSU photo)
Individuals were honored for their support of and service to the NDSU Extension Service.

Epsilon Sigma Phi, the Extension Service honorary organization, presented awards during the North Dakota State University Extension Service/Research Extension Center fall conference held Oct. 24-27 in Fargo.

Honored were:

Friends of Extension

  • Bill Davis, acting state director for USDA Rural Development, who has been a strong advocate and partner with NDSU Extension through joint projects, conferences and activities throughout his career
  • Dale Ihry, executive director, North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and North Dakota Corn Growers Association, was instrumental in partnering with the NDSU Extension Service on the delivery of Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage educational programs to producers and others across the state
  • Renae Korslien, general manager, North Dakota State Fair, who says one the best parts of her job is working with the youth of North Dakota

Meritorious Support Service Award

  • Dawn Alderin, administrative assistant, Oliver County
  • Vicki Miller, administrative office manager, Center for Community Vitality

Other Awards

  • Early Career Service - Esther McGinnis, assistant professor and horticulturist
  • Mid-Career Service - Marie Hvidsten, rural leadership specialist
  • Distinguished Service - Andrew Thostenson, Pesticide Program specialist
  • Visionary Leadership - Greg Endres, area cropping systems specialist
  • Administrative Leadership - Charlie Stoltenow, assistant director, agriculture and natural resources

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Oct. 30, 2017

Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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