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NIFA 2010 Partnership Award Recipients

Media Contact: Jennifer Martin, (202) 720-8188

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2010 – USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) honored four grantees with Partnership Awards for their exemplary work and outstanding contribution in support of the USDA mission and for their positive impacts on agriculture.

There are four categories of Partnership Awards: mission integration, multistate efforts, innovative program models and effective and efficient use of resources. The 2010 Partnership Awards were presented to the following individuals:

Mission Integration: University of Nevada-Rno, Family Storyteller Team

  • Karen Hinton, University of Nevada-Reno Cooperative Extension
  • Sally Martin, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Multistate Efforts: University of Illinois, National Food MarketMaker Project.

  • Robert Hoeft, University of Illinois
  • Dennis Campion, University of Illinois
  • Ron Rainey, University of Arkansas
  • Kent Wolfe, University of Georgia
  • Sharon Kane, University of Georgia
  • Darlene Knipe, University of Illinois Extension
  • Richard Knipe, University of Illinois Extension
  • Richard Warner, University of Illinois
  • Jong Lee, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • Madeline Schultz, Iowa State University
  • Craig Tordsen, Iowa State University
  • Ray Hansen, Iowa State University
  • John Westra, Louisiana State University
  • Mark Thomas, Michigan State University
  • Tom Kalchik, Michigan State University
  • Getachew Abate, Michigan State University
  • Don Tobias, Cornell University Extension
  • Khin Mar Cho, Cornell University Extension
  • Julie Fox, Ohio State University Extension
  • Jeff Hyde, Pennsylvania State University
  • Dave Lamie, Clemson University
  • Amber Von Harten, Clemson University
  • Calvin Lewis, University of the District of Columbia

Innovative Program Models: University of California-Davis, National Plant Diagnostic Network.

  • Richard Bostock, University of California-Davis
  • Raymond Hammerschmidt, Michigan State University
  • Jeffrey Jones, University of Florida
  • James Stack, Kansas State University
  • Eileen Luke, Purdue University
  • George Hudler, Cornell University
  • Kitty Cardwell, NIFA
  • Marty Draper, NIFA
  • William Hoffman, NIFA

Effective and Efficient Use of Resources: University of Vermont, eXtension HorseQuest Leadership Team.

  • Betsy Greene, University of Vermont
  • Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska