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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
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