I need to lead off this update with a hearty thank you for your generosity during the spring Fund for Excellence call-a-thon. We're just short of our goal of $30,000, but pledges are still coming in.
Our ongoing relationship with Winfield Solutions, was a source of pride this spring when several new crop protection products came on the market. The 20+ year collaboration between UWRF and Winfield Solutions helped lead to the development of these new products.
We wrapped up the year with the 45th Annual Awards Banquet and the 28th Annual Senior Supper (formerly the Senior Breakfast) where individuals were recognized for their academic achievements and their contributions to the College and beyond. Don Taylor, Professor of Soil Science, was honored as the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Member. Walter Taylor, an Agricultural Education major was named the Outstanding Senior and Katie Anderson, an Animal Science major was recognized for having the highest GPA in the College. And check out the honorees for Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist and the CAFES Outstanding Service Award.
We've mentioned this in previous newsletters, but now we've started making some plans. Fall 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of agriculture programming on our campus. Take a look at some of activities and events we are planning for our centennial year of celebration. Your thoughts and feedback on this list are most welcome.
The upcoming Centennial was the feature of our display last week at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. Nearly 180 alumni stopped by during the 3-day event in Marathon County. We distributed bookmarks highlighting the Centennial and had a lot of fun asking folks to name the emeriti faculty whose photos appeared on the back of the bookmark. Watch for more Centennial trivia contests as we gear up for the year-long celebration.
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Have a great rest of the summer!
Dale Gallenberg, Dean