PUCESA Awards/Honors for the Department of Agricultural Economics

2010 Award Winners

Corinne Alexander, Bruce Erickson, Chris Hurt, Jim Mintert, and George Patrick were honored November 10 as recipients of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Association (PUCESA) Team Award, for Extension specialists who have significantly contributed to Indiana through Purdue Extension. The Managing Moldy Corn Team responded to unprecedented levels of corn ear molds in Indiana in 2009 by developing management recommendations for crop and livestock producers and allied industries, then delivered the message through teleconferences/webinars, a web site specific to the topic, customizable handouts for Extension Educators, and numerous media releases.

 Corinne Alexander staff photo

 Bruce Erickson staff photo

 Chris Hurt staff photo

 Jim Mintert staff photo

 George Patrick staff photo

 Corinne Alexander

 Bruce Erickson

 Chris Hurt

 Jim Mintert

 George Patrick


2009 Award Winners

2009 PUCESA Junior Achievement Award - Corinne Alexander
Dr. Corinne Alexander was awarded the Junior Achievement Award by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Association (PUCESA). The PUCESA Junior Award recognizes an extension specialist with less than 10 years of service. Criteria includes: extension leadership; excellence in public education program delivery; innovative program development and approaches to delivery; outreach efforts to county extension educators; research that benefits extension clientele through practical application; or demonstrated collaboration with county educators, agencies, or community leaders. Dr. Alexander’s programs epitomize the land grant ideal.


2009 PUCESA Team Award - Confined Animal Feeding Operation Team
Members of the Department were honored for their participation with the Purdue Confined Animal Feeding Operation Team. This team was awarded the Team Award by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Association (PUCESA). Ag Econ members were Janet Ayres, Michael Boehlje, Larry DeBoer, and Roman Keeney. The PUCESA Team Award recognizes innovative extension programming by a group of extension specialists and their staff.



2008 Award Winners


2008 PUCESA Early Career Award
Maria Marshall





2008 PUCESA Mid-Career Award
Alan Miller





2008 PUCESA Career Award
Chris Hurt

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