Jerry Shurson, Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Animal Science, was awarded the American Feed Industry Association Award in Non-ruminant Nutrition Research at the American Society of Animal Science Meeting. The award was sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association.
Community economics educator, John Bennett, is the co-author (with Dr. Adam Pine of the University of Minnesota Duluth) of an article now published by the Journal of the Community Development Society. The article is entitled, "Food access and food deserts: the diverse methods that residents of a neighborhood in Duluth, Minnesota use to provision themselves."
Scott Chazdon, evaluation specialist in the Extension Center for Community Vitality, along with Nathan Paine, a Humphrey School graduate student, published an article in the most recent copy of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, entitled: "Evaluating for Public Value: Clarifying the Relationship Between Public Value and Program Evaluation."
Michael Darger, business retention and expansion specialist in the Extension Center for Community Vitality, published an article about evaluating the BR&E program in the April 2014 edition of the Journal of Extension: "Capturing the Ripples from Community-Driven Business Retention and Expansion Programs."
At the 2014 conference of the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals held June 22-25, staff in the Extension Center for Community Vitality won regional and national awards:
Jody Horntvedt, Extension leadership and civic engagement educator: Individual Winner, Educational Package; Introduction to Meaningful Involvement
Brigid Tuck, economic impact analyst, and Extension community economics educators John Bennett and Neil Linscheid: Honorable Mention, Team; Economic Emergency Program; International Falls Plant Shutdown
Bruce Schwartau, Extension community economics educator: Individual Winner, Educational Piece; How Minnesota's Retail Economy Changed During the Recession
Tobias Spanier and Jody Horntvedt, Extension leadership and civic engagement educators: Team Runner-Up, Educational Piece; Neld Participant Guide (Session 2)
Eriks Dunens, alumni program and cohort coordinator and Extension leadership and civic engagement educators, Lori Rothstein, Denise Stromme, Jody Horntvedt, Catherine Rasmussen and Mike Liepold: Runner-up, Excellence in Teamwork Award; 2013 Leadership Alumni Series
Michael Darger, business retention and expansion specialist, Brigid Tuck, economic impact analyst, John Bennett, Extension community economics educator, Mary Vitcenda, senior editor, and Kathi Schaff: Excellence in Community Development Work, Team; Business Retention and Expansion in Your Community