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February 20, 2019

K-State students, faculty win awards at Society for Range Management annual meeting

Submitted by Jesse Nippert

Several K-State range scientists were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the field at the 2019 Society for Range Management annual meeting Feb. 10-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Walter Fick, professor of agronomy, was recognized as a fellow of the society and Rory C. O'Connor, doctoral student in the Division of Biology, was recognized as the Young Professional Conclave Outstanding Early Career award winner.  

Troy Ocheltree, 2012 doctoral graduate in agronomy, received the Undergraduate Teaching and Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Award. Ocheltree is an assistant professor in the forest and rangeland stewardship department at Colorado State University.  

Current graduate student Michael Bartmess, Division of Biology, received first place for the M.S. poster presentation for his poster titled: "Re-sprouting shrub encroachment in the tallgrass prairie: Assessing various prescribed fire and mechanical management strategies."