Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cooperative Extension & USDA Award Top Honors in Extension Excellence and Diversity

Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today named Robert Kallenbach of the University of Missouri the recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Extension Award, and Cesar Asuaje from the University of Florida this year's National Extension Diversity Award. Both awards were presented during the 127th APLU Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

The Excellence in Extension Award is given annually to one Cooperative Extension professional who excels at programming, provides visionary leadership, and makes a positive impact on constituents served. Five regional awards will also be presented. The National Diversity Award recognizes significant contributions and accomplishments in achieving and sustaining diversity and pluralism. NIFA and Cooperative Extension have sponsored the awards since 1991.

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