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Prof Receives Outstanding Educator Award

By Jenny Bjelland
UW-RF News Bureau

MARCH 11, 2005--The Wisconsin Fertilizer and Chemical Association recognized UW-River Fall's Professor Steve Carlson for his leadership and commitment to educational excellence.

Carlson was awarded the WFCA's Outstanding Educator Award at its Jan. 20 meeting in Madison, Wis.
"I was honored by the award since it was given by people who work day-to-day in agronomy," said Carlson.

Carlson currently serves as a professor of plant and earth science in UW-RF's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences teaching introduction to plant science, corn and soybean production, small grain and miscellaneous crop production, and plant breeding and crop improvement. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received a B.S. in agronomy. Carlson then went on to receive a M.S. in crop science from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics from Purdue University.

Carlson's dedication to students, education, and the University leads beyond the normal classroom setting. He serves as coach to the UW-RF agronomy quiz bowl team, advisor to the University's Crops and Soils Club, and also serves as the national advisor for students of agronomy.

In addition, Carlson has served as the faculty coordinator for agronomy internships at the University since 1978. He has also served on the University's College Recruitment/Retention and Public Relations committees.

The Wisconsin Fertilizer and Chemical Association is a trade association; members are the agricultural retailers, distributors, and manufacturers that provide fertilizer and crop protection chemicals to farmers throughout Wisconsin.

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