National eXtension Community of Practice Award (2011)
NASULGC Excellence in Extension Regional Award (2006)
ASABE Presidential Citation (2006)
ASABE Standards Development Award (2005)
ASAE Gunlogoson Countryside Engineering Award (2005)
Member of the Year, ASAE Mid-Central (1999)
New Nebraska Extension Specialist Award (1998)
Nebraska Pork Producers Association Pork Industry Service Award (1996)
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