Some two dozen individuals were recognized for their contributions to MU Extension’s mission and service to the people of Missouri:
Gordon Warren Land-Grant University Award—MU Chancellor Brady Deaton
Vice Provost’s Award for Outstanding Achievement:
Teamwork Award—Stay Strong Stay Healthy Program
Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education―David Patterson, state extension beef specialist
Carl N. Scheneman Excellence in Teaching Award—Rebecca Travnicheck, NW family financial education specialist
Pat and Tom Buchanan Professional Development Award—Glenda Kinder, WC nutrition and health education specialist
Ronald J. Turner Global Education Award—Joyce Taylor, 4-H global education coordinator
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Extension Business Award—Mick Gilliam, SC business development specialist
Associated Industries of Missouri Extension Industry Award—Kevin Wilson, St. Louis Small Business Technology Center director
Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Specialist Awards
Epsilon Sigma Phi Friend of Extension—Cole County Commissioner Mike “Pee Wee” Forck
Susan Mills-Gray, WC nutrition and health education specialist, and Paula Hudson, ETCS data base programmer, received “Deserving of Chocolate” awards from the University of Missouri Extension Association. UMEA thanked each of them with pounds of chocolate ― Mills-Gray for her leadership in organizing the annual Legislative Day and Hudson for her patience and persistence in developing and modifying WebApps.
Steve Wyatt, business development program director, was among those recognized by USDA for their work on eXtension. The team received the Secretary’s Honor Award from Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, Oct. 22. Wyatt was part of the eXtension steering committee and was instrumental in developing the organization’s business plan.
Jo Turner is returning full-time to 4-H as a consultant to the National 4-H Council, leading the organization’s fund raising with foundations. Turner will continue as the Missouri investigator with the National 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development and serving in an advisory role for the Flagship Scholars program. She is located at the 4-H Center for Youth Development.
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In addressing annual conference participants, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton praised MU Extension's role in sustaining democracy through educational programs that inform decision making for Missourians. Listen to excerpts from his remarks. (MP3, 7:57 minutes)
MU Provost Brian Foster discusses how the university, especially through extension, gives back to communities across the state. Listen to excerpts.(MP3, 8:20 minutes)
Michael Ouart, MU vice provost and director of extension, celebrates extension's impact on the state and explores the challenges of the future during the closing session of MU Extension annual conference. Listen to excerpts.(MP3, 8:20 minutes) and view presentation (PDF).
World food issues is the topic of an upcoming Chancellor’s Forum on Global Issues, Nov. 12, in Columbia. Moderated by Handy Williamson, vice provost for international programs, panel members include Bill McKelvy, MU Extension associate in community food systems; Pat Westhoff, FAPRI director; Bill Folk, biochemistry professor; and Jerry Parker, associate dean of medicine.
The forum runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Jesse Wrench Auditorium at Memorial Union. The free event is part of the Asian Affairs Center’s 10th anniversary observance.
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