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May 17, 2002

Sipiorski Appointed to UW-RF Cafes Advisory Council

Gary Sipiorski, a 1973 graduate of UW-River Falls, has been appointed to the Advisory Council for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at UW-RF. The appointment was made by Dean William Anderson.

Sipiorski is the president of the Citizens State Bank of Loyal and a member of the board of directors. Most of his work is with dairy producers in central Wisconsin and throughout the state.

Sipiorski is actively involved in many Wisconsin organizations: he serves on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program; chaired the Governor¹s Task Force on Growing Agriculture in Wisconsin; chairs the agricutural committee of the Community Bankers of Wisoconsin, and is a conference advisor for the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin.

Anderson said, "Gary's experience in the banking industry will provide the College with additional expertise regarding the financial side of agriculture, food and environmental sciences. He brings insights useful to our college strategic planning efforts as a result of his active membership on the Growing Wisconsin Agriculture Task Force.

Gary comes highly recommended from existing members on the Advisory Council." The Advisory Council is comprised of one representative from each of the programs in the College‹agricultural education, biotechnology, pre-veterinary medicine, and many others‹and includes members from other groups, such as farm organizations, government agencies and environmental organizations, who bring special expertise to the council.

Council members provide assistance and advice to improve the agriculture, food and environmental sciences industry through the educational opportunities offered at UW-River Falls. They promote the College in its interaction with industry colleagues, community leaders, state and federal legislators, and the higher education community.

The Council provides advice to the College on a wide array of topics, including a mission and vision for the College. It also helps to develop a strategic plan to accomplish them. It helps develop curriculum and new program initiatives; assists with internships, placements, personnel searches, development efforts and scholarships; creates partnerships between industry and education; as well as capital building projects.

Advisory Council members are appointed to renewable three-year terms. In addition to their expertise, members donate their time, travel costs and other expenses.

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