Pam Ruegg, UW-Extension milk quality specialist at UW-Madison, received the Agriculture and Natural Resources program area Outstanding Specialist Award in recognition of her commitment to excellence in developing and delivering programs that are stakeholder driven, problem focused and outcome oriented.
“Dr. Ruegg’s work in milk quality is so well grounded and practical in its application and impacts, that she is invited to participate in activities, projects and specific farming operations all over the world,” one nominator said.
Another nominator said, “Pam’s reach is far, providing programming and resources not only for the conventional dairy operations, but also for organic producers, graziers, goat milk producers, and dairy workers. The goals of her programming are to help farmers and clientele solve every day problems as related to milk quality.”
The Outstanding Specialist Award and the other six recognition categories provide peer based recognition for Extension professionals that have demonstrated outstanding work, leadership and program innovation. The awards acknowledge the contributions these agents and specialists have made in identifying needs of stakeholders and audiences and then developing and implementing programming to respond to those needs.