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57th Secretary's Honor Awards for 2003

National Institute of Food and Agriculture
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
Federici
Brian A. Federici For research on insect pathogens, especially Bt, that has led to a novel biocontrol product and has significantly enhanced understanding of microbial pest control agents.
Master Hoof Care Technician Program Team
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Scharer
Jan K. Schearer
Group Leader
For outstanding innovation in animal health by initiating the Master Hoof Care Technician Program, the Nation's first dairy animal foot care training program for dairy employees.
Northeast Multistate Research Group Northeastern 179
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA
Goodwin
Steve Goodwin
Group Leader
For increasing the efficiency, security, sustainability, and profitability of the fruit and vegetable industry through applications of the technologies developed.
Partnership for Environmental Potato Production
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Wyman and Potato Production Group
Jeffrey A. Wyman
Group Leader
For creating a unique partnership of growers, researchers and environmentalists to enhance the environment associated with Wisconsin potato production by promoting biological pest management and reducing pesticide toxicity by 37%.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO
Lynn Pike
Lynn B. Pike For initiating programs replicated in five states and 51 counties to prevent adolescent high-risk sexual behaviors and improve the lives of rural adolescent parents and their families.
Fishing for Success
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Dan Canfield
Dan Canfield & Chuck Cichra
Group Leaders (Chuck Cichra, not pictured)
For establishing an innovative "Fishing for Success" program to introduce at-risk youth and other young people to aquatic systems, environmental stewardship, and aquaculture.

CYFERnet
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Washington, DC


Sharon Wright and CYERnet Group Members
Sharon K.B. Wright
Group Leader
For building a cost effective, multi-university, human and technology network; peer reviewing and posting over 3,000 high quality resources; and serving 66,000 at-risk youth and families in over 200 community programs.

Extension Disaster Education Network
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO

David Baker and Extension Disaster Education Network Group Members
David E. Baker
Group Leader
For providing a university-based database and network for Extension Service professionals as they prepare for and respond to disasters in their communities.

Secretary's Special Award
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Washington, DC




Schwab
Phil Schwab Exceptional Service as a team member in implementing the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 in a timely and efficient manner.