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September 29, 2001

Carlson Honored by GROWMARK

UW-River Falls Professor Steve Carlson was honored with the 2001 "Friend of GROWMARK" award from GROWMARK, Inc. on Aug. 30 during the companyıs annual meeting in Chicago. About 7,500 people, including 24 scholarship recipients, were in attendance at the luncheon where Carlson received his award. He was one of two educators to receive the award.

Carlson was recognized for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the field of agriculture, and for his friendship to the GROWMARK system.

Vern McGinnis, vice president of strategic planning and corporate services for GROWMARK, presented the award to Carlson in recognition of his dedication to students of UW-RF as a professor, adviser and friend. "Through your leadership in student internships and ag clubs, you have shaped their future and the future of agriculture," he said.

Carlson is a professor of plant and earth science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at UW-RF. He also conducts agronomic research and serves as advisor for the Universityıs Crops and Soils club, the crops judging team, and two fraternities.

He has been the faculty coordinator for agronomy internships at the University since 1978, and has served on the College Recruitment and Retention committee and the University Public Relations committee.

Said Carlson, "These are all things that are important to me. It was very nice to be rewarded for doing what I enjoy. I felt proud and honored."

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