Recognition: Dresden Honorary Degree; Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction; NACAA Posters; Dairy Extension and Outreach

Congratulations to CFAES faculty and staff members on the following honors:

Dresden University Honorary Degree

To commemorate the 2015 International Year of Soils, Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, will receive an honorary degree this summer from the University of Dresden in Germany. Dean Karl-Heinz Feger of the university told Lal of the honor in March while Lal was in Dresden for a meeting.

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Woman of Distinction

Barb Brahm, interim director of OSU Extension’s Southwest Region, was honored as a 2015 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. The award, which was presented at an April 16 reception, honors women who are making significant contributions in the community and are paving the way for girl leaders of today and tomorrow.

Ohio NACAA Poster Contest

  • Research Poster winner: “Iron Soil Phosphorus Release May Impact Harmful Algae Blooms and Water Quality”; Hoorman, J.; Young, C.; Sundermeier, A.; McCutcheon, J.; Islam, R.
  • Extension Education Poster winner: “Collaborative Efforts to Save Hemlocks in Ohio”; Jerry Iles, Dave Apsley, Tom Macy, Stephanie Downs.

NACAA is the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. The Ohio winners will be judged for national awards at the group’s Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in July in North Dakota.

National Dairy Extension and Outreach

Cameron Thraen and the members of the Dairy Markets and Policy Team of CFAES’s Department of Agricultural, Environment, and Development Economics will receive the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s 2015 Distinguished Extension and Outreach Team Award at the group’s annual meeting in July in San Francisco. The award recognizes the team’s ongoing contribution to the nation’s dairy industry, from farm to consumer.