|Champion of Change|
I was humbled to be honored by President Obama at White House for my innovative work in advancing sustainable agriculture.
Iowa State University press release article about two partners of Iowa State honored at White House
UU World article about my experience as a "Champion of Change>"
|2008 USDA Costa Rican Agriculture Tour|
Awarded a 10-day trip to Costa Rica to tour all aspects of Costa Rican agriculture, including organic farms, fern farms, banana, pineapple, sugar cane, and papaya farms and processing facilities. Hosted by the University of Costa Rica.
|2004 Teaching Excellence Award
National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, 26th International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, Austin, TX.
|2010 Community Development Society
Presented with Innovative Program Award for Latino farmers and Local Multicultural Food and Marketing Systems.
|2010 Iowa Farmer’s Union Agricultural Educator of the Year
Named educational “Friend of the Family Farmer Award” presented at state annual convention.
|2012 President’s Service Award
Earned for volunteer services to the Iowa Veteran’s home.