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CAFES Dean to Lead National Ag College Organization
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 11/07/2012

The dean of the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been chosen as president-elect of the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources. Dale Gallenberg, who has served as an at-large member of the AASCARR's board since 2009, will assume the group's top position in the fall of 2013.

Gallenberg has spent the past several years interacting with other officers and directors to help advance the organization, its members and their activities. He also served as the AASCARR representative to the Program Committee for Academic Organization and Policy with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities; and will continue to serve as the chair of the group's legislative committee.

Before joining UW-River Falls in 2006, Gallenberg was chair of the plant and earth science department at South Dakota State University. An Antigo native, he holds a bachelor's degree from UW-Madison and a master's degree and doctorate in plant pathology from Cornell University. He has also received the Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota Extension Specialists Association.

Meanwhile, the AASCARR--which is changing its name to Non-land-grant Agricultural and Renewable Resources Universities, or NARRU--held its annual meeting in River Falls last month.

The organization is made up of non-land grant colleges offering degree programs in agriculture and renewable resources. It has 45 member organizations in 13 states.

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