NEAFCS Awards

 

The following individuals from Utah received awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) at their annual session in New Mexico on September 26-30.


Naomi Brower
- (Left) First Place National and Regional Winner of the Past President's New Professional Award


Darlene Christensen 
- (Left) First Place National and Regional Winner of the ACI Clean Homes...Safe & Healthy Families Program Award of Excellence


Ellen Serfustini
- (Left) Utah Winner of the Continued
 Excellence Award 

 

Adrie Roberts
- (No Photo) Utah Winner of the
Distinguished Service Award
Extension Welcomes 

Paul Hill

Extension Assistant Professor
4-H Agent, Washington County


Paul is a native of Southern California. As a youth, he enjoyed exploring Southern Utah so much that he moved there in 2005. Paul and his wife have two sons and currently reside in Hurricane. He spent the beginning four years of his professional career as the general manager at a sports marketing company in Hurricane. Prior to this, he put himself through college as an optician at Costco Wholesale. Paul earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Dixie State College in 2007, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He went on to complete his M.B.A. at Southern Utah University this past May and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society. His interests of research and study include leadership and collaboration using new technologies and marketing through social media outlets. Paul enjoys public speaking, web design, socializing, blogging, canyoneering, and reading. He is enthusiastic about working with the youth and volunteer leaders in Washington County's 4-H programs and learning from all the excellent people in USU Extension.
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David K. Price   

Equine Extension Specialist
Associate Professor

Equine Science Program Director
Equine Center Director


 

Dr. Price has practiced exclusively in equine medicine and surgery for nearly 30 years.  He has a special emphasis in equine reproduction but all aspects of horse health, soundness, nutrition, business and event management will be part of his responsibility at Utah State University.

He earned B.S. and D.V.M degrees from Colorado State University and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Utah.

 

Emphasis at Utah State University
  • Develop the equine science and management degree in the ADVS department.
  • Serve the horse industry in Utah and Intermountain area by promoting, teaching and supporting good equine health and business management.
  • Develop and maintain the Utah State University equine breeding program
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Holmgren Gives Inaugural Lecture

Lyle Holmgren (center left) is seen here with his wife Kathy Holmgren (center right) and USU President Stan Albrecht (left) with his wife Joyce Albrecht (right).

Lyle N. Holmgren was one of three Utah State University faculty members who participated recently in the Inaugural Professor Lecture Series on October 24. The program is coordinated by the provost's office and hosted by President Stan Albrecht and his wife Joyce Albrecht. Speakers in the series are recently promoted full professors who present a lecture that highlights their research, creative activity or teaching career at the university. The title and topic of Holmgren's lecture was "Using Extension Technology, Partnerships and Economics to improve the Lives of Box Elder County Residents."

Holmgren serves Utah State University Extension as the agriculture/4-H youth agent in Box Elder County. Approximately half of his time is spent working with livestock and crop producers where his focus is on futures and hedging, price discovery, options on futures contracts, strategies, and farm and ranch management. The other half of his assignment is working with the 4-H program, primarily on livestock and poultry project areas and leadership development. Lyle developed a record keeping computer program for livestock and horse shows and a variety of websites for agriculture and youth. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Tremonton and have five children and six grandchildren.
 
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