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Ransom Honored with Durum Growers Amber Award

Dr. Joel Ransom received the 2018 United States Durum Growers Association Amber Award on November 5 at the Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum in Minot, ND.
Ransom Honored with Durum Growers Amber Award

Joel Ransom

December 3, 2018

Dr. Joel Ransom received the 2018 United States Durum Growers Association (USDGA) Amber Award on November 5 at the Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum in Minot, ND. Ransom is a professor and the North Dakota State University cereal crops Extension specialist. He worked for CIMMYT in Mexico, Kenya and Nepal before joining the Department of Plant Sciences in 2002.

Ransom was nominated for the Amber Award by Dr. Shana Forster, who is the director of the NDSU North Central Research Extension Center. Forster said, “Dr. Ransom has positively impacted the durum wheat growers of North Dakota through his applied research program and Extension publications and presentations. Dr. Ransom is well deserving of the accolades recognizing his significant contributions made to durum wheat.”

The Amber Award is given annually to someone who has contributed significantly to the durum industry and producers. The USDGA was incorporated in North Dakota in 1978 and serves growers and industry in North Dakota, Montana and any other states where durum is produced.

For more information on the USDGA, see https://www.durumgrowers.com/.

Author: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,
Editor: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,

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