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Shutske Honored with UW Award for Excellence
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/28/2016

An agricultural engineering specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been honored by his colleagues. John Shutske was the recipient of the 2016 Award for Excellence from the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Chancellor Cathy Sandeen presented the award during a reception in Madison last week. The annual award recognizes UW Colleges and UW-Extension partners, supporters and employees for their outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Wisconsin.

"UW Colleges and UW-Extension employees and partners work statewide to provide innovative education and services to students, business owners, farmers and citizens in every industry across Wisconsin," Sandeen said. "The Chancellor's Awards recognize those individuals who've gone above and beyond in extending our mission to the corners of the state."

Sandeen praised Shutske for his contributions to the UW Colleges/UW-Extension mission and strategic priorities, sustained excellence in providing support, the development of innovative programs, successful programming and exceptional efforts to build public support for UW-Extension.

John served as the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Associate Dean for Extension & Outreach and as Cooperative Extension Ag & Natural Resources Extension Program Director. In those capacities, he worked with campus-based specialists, county educators and program area leadership to proactively engage with clientele, stakeholders, industry groups and partner organizations in support of Wisconsin's $88 billion agriculture and horticulture industries.

Shutske recently returned to an Extension position in the UW-Madison Biological Systems Engineering Department. He also served one year as the Interim Provost for UW-Extension.

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