Dr. Dawn Thilmany was inducted as a Fellow of the Western Agricultural Economics Association at the annual meeting in Anchorage, Alaska on June 26, 2018. President of WAEA, Dr. Randy Fortenbery, presented Dawn with the Fellow award.
Two faculty and one Graduate Student from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Dr. Amanda Countryman received the Faculty Teaching Award. This award is for those who have less than 10 years teaching experience at Colorado State University.
The other award recipients were Dr. Kellie Enns who received the NACTA Meritorious Teaching Award, Anders Van Sandt who received the Graduate Student Teaching Award; and Kristen Schmidt the Student Leadership Award.
Congratulations for a job well done.
On April 20th a group of CAS students met at the CoBank Center for Agricultural Education with the Board of Premier Farm Credit to present the outputs semester-long projects developed as part of a professional development initiative in conjunction between DARE and Premier Farm Credit.
The advisors, Dr. Alessandro Bonanno (left) and Dr. Rebecca Hill (right), posed on a picture with the six Premier Farm Credit Student Board of Directors (From left to right: Wade Sousa, David Ruybal, Thomas “TJ” Ascough, Shelbylynne Enke, Brady Linnell, Flint Corliss) before the students presented their work to the Premier Farm Credit president and Board.
The projects developed this year where financial educational information sheets for beginning and young farmers (which are available on Premier’s website here) and directions to creating a farm and estate succession planning workshop.
The Premier Farm Credit Student Board of Directors allows the students to work closely with Premier Farm Credit and their CSU advisers in projects where they apply the skills learnt in their classes to real world applications. At the conclusion of the project the student board was recognized for their efforts and given a stipend from Premier Farm Credit.
We have an incredible group of 25 CSU students studying abroad at Lincoln University in New Zealand this semester. We’ve had some crazy weather on the South Island since I arrived, including a few cyclones. The last storm (Cyclone Gita) hit the island yesterday and today. Everyone in our group is safe and sound on campus. Our BBQ was rained out yesterday, so I’m thankful to have a large living room where we were all able to gather for some food and fun (photo below). Everything is going great, despite the storms, and the students are settling in nicely. Sending you all warm wishes!
INFO MEETINGS: Food & Resource Econ in Italy 9/4 & 9/5 @ 5 pm, C361 Clark. Free Pizza!