WOLF NAMED A FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PESTICIDE SAFETY EDUCATORS
Robert Wolf, an associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering at K-State, has been named a 2009 Fellow of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators.
The honor was presented at the recent meeting of the North American Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop in Charleston, S.C.
Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators. Individuals are nominated because of their achievements in research, education, public service, personal achievement and recognition. They must also have a minimum of 10 years of association membership.
Wolf, also an extension specialist, is a nationally recognized expert on pesticide application technology. His research program has included the evaluation of sprayer technology to determine best practices to improve coverage and minimize spray drift. His contributions to drift mitigation programming and training have been paralleled by a 25 percent reduction of drift incidents over the past decade. Wolf is also recognized as an innovative trainer.
Wolf is a charter member of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators, which is a group of educators dedicated to providing pesticide safety training and certification programs to protect human health and the environment.
LINDQUIST RECEIVES THE PRESTIGIOUS RUBY AWARD
James L. Lindquist, assistant extension director of field operations at K-State, has been named the 2009 Distinguished Ruby Recipient at the Epsilon Sigma Phi National Conference in Fargo N.D.
The Distinguished Service Ruby Award is the highest and most prestigious recognition presented by Epsilon Sigma Phi, extension's professional organization. The award honors outstanding thinking, performance and leadership, and is presented to one extension professional each year. Lindquist is the first Kansas recipient.
As the 2009 award recipient, Lindquist delivered the Ruby Lecture, "Making a Difference," during the Ruby Luncheon on Sept. 15.
At K-State, Lindquist provides administrative leadership to counties and districts. He has provided support, vision and strategies for developing districting models and other agreements that enhance cooperation and strengthen the delivery of educational programs across county lines. To date, 25 of Kansas' 105 counties have moved to form nine districts to enhance educational opportunities, expand delivery of research-based education to a greater number of constituents and move toward sustainability in varying economic climates.
Lindquist has served Epsilon Sigma Phi at the chapter and national levels, having been the organization's national president in 2001. He has continued to be involved by helping to lead national Epsilon Sigma Phi endowment efforts and the public issues national committee. In 2003, he was a recipient of the group's Distinguished Service Recognition.