Extension educators in family resource management, Sara Croymans, Lori Hendrickson, and Becky Hagen Jokela recently received an honorable mention for the2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards (category: Survivor Empowerment and Integration) for their work in helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
The Extension Business Retention and Expansion Team Menahga, comprised of Extension community economics educators Adeel Ahmed and Ryan Pesch, economic impact analyst Brigid Tuck, Maxine Norman, and Extension community economics specialist Michael Darger, along with community partners, won the "Outstanding Single Community with a Population under 20,000" Business Retention and Expansion International Award of Excellence.
Cathy Jordan, Extension specialist and associate professor of pediatrics, will be inducted as an inaugural fellow into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship, a new society that is modeled on the national academies idea. This honorific designation involves a life-long organizational commitment to be a thought leader and to promote the advancement of community-engaged scholarship.
Mohamed Khan, sugarbeet specialist for both the U of M and NDSU, has received the Excellence in Extension Award from the American Phytopathological Society. The award recognizes individuals who have made contributions to Extension plant pathology programs and have shown significant leadership in the field.
Sally Noll, Extension poultry specialist and professor in the Department of Animal Science, has been named a fellow of the Poultry Science Association for her lifetime of contributions to the field of poultry science. The fellow title is the highest honor awarded for professional distinction and contributions to the field by the Poultry Science Association.
Bob Craven, Kevin Klair and Dale Nordquist, Extension economist and farm financial management program leader, and Jeff Reisdorfer of the Center for Farm Financial Management were awarded the Extension Outstanding Electronic Media Education Award for AgPlan at the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. More than 35,000 business plans have been developed using AgPlan.