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Awards and Accomplishments (June 2016)

Ryan Cox, Extension meat science specialist and an associate professor, received the Outstanding Faculty Award from Block and Bridle, a club for students interested in animal agriculture. He received the award for his research on meat quality, work with the meat lab, and involvement with FFA meat judging contests.

Brian Horgan,
Extension turfgrass horticulturalist, was honored at the 2015-2016 CFANS College Awards as part of the May 4 CFANS Spring College Assembly. Brian received the Distinguished Extension/Outreach Award for his work in turfgrass and his contributions to the Department of Horticultural Science.

Gary Johnson,
Extension urban and community forester, received the Frederick Law Olmsted Award as part of the 2016 National Arbor Day Awards. He received this award for improving tree care and planting practices across Minnesota in both small towns and cities for the last 25 years. View a video about award.

David Kjome,
Extension specialist, will be one of five National Dairy Shrine Pioneers that will be inducted into the National Dairy Hall of Fame on Oct. 6 in Madison, Wisc.

Jim Paulson,
Extension educator in dairy, received the 2015 Outstanding Service Award from Midwest Forage Association. Jim was presented with the award at the Midwest Forage Symposium in Wisconsin Dells.

Mike Schmitt, associate dean, was awarded Outstanding Agricultural Mentor at the Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference on April 13. This award honors those who are influential mentors to numerous women across Minnesota.

Marla Spivak,
Extension entomologist, is the recipient of the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture in the knowledge category. This annual CFANS award honors those who make significant contributions to feeding the world. The award was presented on May 26.
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