Wisconsin Section

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

 

2014 Spring Newsletter

The 2014 Spring Newsletter is now available!  Click HERE for all the details on the upcoming May 21st meeting in Chippewa Falls!

Be sure to register for the meeting online… and NEW this time… Multi-Person registration!!!

2014 WI ASABE Awards

The following Wisconsin ASABE members were recognized for their contributions to engineering and their communities at the March 27th meeting  (scroll down for pictures, click here for the full write up).

Career Achievement Award –Robert Pofahl
Young Engineer Award –Amanda Crowe
Wayne G. Russell Award – Scott Sanford
Biological Systems Engineering Graduate Student of the Year Award – Zong Liu
Biological Systems Engineering Student of the Year Award – Brenna Stow
Engineering Technology Student of the Year Award – Miles Erickson

The following members were recognized for their Milestone Membership Anniversaries

25 Years
Donald Marty
40 Years
Brian Holmes
Larry Dawson
50 Years
Richard Koegel
60 Years
Kenneth Fiske
63 Years
Frederick Buelow

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Robert Pofahl is the recipient of the 2014 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.

Amanda Crowe is the recipient of the 2014 Young Engineer Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize young Wisconsin Section members for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering profession.

Scott Sanford has been selected as the recipient for the 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).

Zong Liu, is 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.

Brenna Stow of UW-Madison is 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.

Miles Erickson of UW-River Falls is 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.