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Trulson Named Outstanding Agriculture Mentor

By Jenna Wegner
UW-RF University Communications

APRIL 7, 2006--The Minnesota District 11 Agri-Women named Tamia Trulson, an instructor in the agricultural education department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, the recipient of its 2006 Outstanding Agriculture Mentor Award.

Trulson was presented the award by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau at the 8th Annual Women's Agricultural Leadership Conference on March 30. The Outstanding Agriculture Mentor Award recognizes people in agriculture who have been positive mentors and role models for people in agriculture fields, especially women.

Leslie Shuler, Trulson’s nominator and a UW-RF graduate, is appreciative for Tamia’s guidance and knowledge. “Looking back at all the teachers, guides and advisors I’ve worked with, Tamia stands out at the top,” said Schuler. “Tamia truly cares about the student she works with. When I was in school she was always willing to take time to meet, in or out of her regular office hours.”

Trulson was surprised and pleased at receiving the award. “I am truly honored to receive this award,” she said.

Lt. Gov. Molnau also emphasized the importance of mentors. “Mentoring is the future for those of us involved in agriculture. If we want future we need to give the next generation opportunity through mentoring.”

The Women's Agricultural Leadership Conference is for anyone with an interest in agriculture, but it is specifically aimed at women who are actively involved in all forms of agriculture as a career or who are students with the intent of entering an
agriculturally related career.

For more information on the Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference, contact Julie Tesch at jtesch@umn.edu or visit its Web site at www.a2kconference.org.

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