Wisconsin Section

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

 

2011 Awards were presented to the following recipients during the spring meeting held on March 30, 2011 in Oshkosh Wisconsin.

 

Dr. Richard Muck received the 2011 Career Achievement Award.  The purpose of this award is to honor a Wisconsin Section member who has made outstanding contributions to Agricultural and Biological Engineering through work in research, education, design, and/or extension.  The selection is based on the candidate’s lifetime accomplishments as an engineer.

Dr. Shinners presents Dr. Muck with the Career Achievement Award

 

Bill Walters and (the late) James Walters received the 2011 Wayne G. Russell Award.  The purpose of this award is to recognize an individual or organization demonstrating exceptional commitment to helping the Wisconsin agricultural industry adopt new electric technology, farmstead mechanization, and farm equipment.  The award is named after the late Wayne G. Russell who in the late 1950’s, as a Rural Promotion Manager for Wisconsin Power and Light, formulated the idea for the Electric Power and Equipment Farm Show (now the Midwest Ag. Expo.).

Dan Pederson accepts the award on behalf of Walters Buildings.

 

Student Award Winners (Chris, Melissa, Andrew): 

Melissa Sattler of UW-River Falls was the recipient of the Engineering Technology Student of the Year Award.  The purpose of this award is to recognize an undergraduate enrolled in an Agricultural Engineering Technology, Agricultural Mechanization, or Agricultural Mechanization and Management program for achievement in preparation for a career in the profession.

Chris Hargot of UW-Madison was the recipient of the Biological Systems Engineering Student of the Year Award.  The purpose of this award is to recognize an undergraduate student in preparation for a career in the profession.

Andrew Holstein of UW-Madison was the recipient of the Biological Systems Engineering Graduate Student of the Year Award.  The purpose of this award is to recognize a graduate student enrolled in a Biological System Engineering program for singular achievement in developing and or advancing the technology of engineering for food and agriculture.

The following members were recognized for Milestone Memberships:

Keith E. Behling                 25 years

Scott Mueller                     25 years

Larry R. Johnson                40 years

Eugene J. Thiede               40 years

Paul D. Thompson             40 years

Gary D. Bubenzer              50 years

Edwin A. Heys                   50 years

Roger D. Mayhew             50 years

Frederick H. Buelow         60 years

(Keith, Scott, Fredrick, Roger)

 

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

 

2011 Officer Team:

Chair: Tim Koch.  Past Chair:  Damion Babler.  Vice Chair-Programs:  Dan Thiemke. Career Development Committee:   Nathan Ryan and Neal Stoffel. Secretary/Treasurer: Jeff Margi.  Vice Chair-Awards: Amanda Crowe.  Vice-Chair Membership: Matt Digman.  Vice Chair-Public Relations:  Bill Bassett.  Nomination Committee:  Todd England and Rod Zimmerman.  Webmaster:  Nate Dudenhoeffer.

Back Row:  Damion Babler, Bill Bassett, Todd England, Rod Zimmerman, Dan Thiemke, Matthew Digman.

Front Row:  Tim Koch, Amanda Crowe, Nate Dudenhoeffer

Missing:  Nathan Ryan, Neal Stoffel, Jeff Marggi.