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2 - Congratulations, Jeff
3 - Halloween 2008
4 - 2nd Annual Soil Festival
5 - Scientist in Training 4/22/2009
6 - Local Farmers trying alternative crop 4/21/2009
7 - Riesel: A Local Treasure
8 - Blackland recognized by State Legislature for 100 years of service
9 - 2009 New Holland Young Researcher Award
10 - 13th Annual Awards in Excellence
11 - Congratulations Again, Jeff
12 - The Carl Amonett People's Garden
13th Annual Awards in Excellence

 

 

On October 28th, 2009 we had our 13th Annual Awards in Excellence Program.

 

The purpose of the awards program is to promote job performance excellence and to recognize employees of the USDA/ARS Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory (GSWRL), the TAES Blackland Research Center (BRC), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) located in our Temple and Riesel facilities for their contributions.  This annual award is open to all full-time ARS, TAES, and NRCS employees who have worked at the Temple center for two or more years at the time of nomination.

 

Awards are presented in three categories:

 

1)      Location Support Employee of the Year;

2)      Technical/Scientific Support Employee of the Year; and

3)      Scientist or Professional Employee of the Year.

 

This years winners are: 

1)      Location Support Employee of the Year – Diane Taylor is a Texas AgriLife employee.

2)      Technical/Scientific Support Employee of the Year – Larry Frances is a Texas AgriLife employee.

3)      Scientist or Professional Employee of the Year. - Jay Atwood is an NRCS employee.

 

Employees of the three agencies nominate and select the winners for the three categories.

 

A selection panel is appointed by the Laboratory Director (ARS) and Resident Director (TAES).  The panel evaluates the nominations and recommends a winner in each of the three categories. 

 

Also Length of Service Awards were given to three Texas AgriLife employees and four ARS employees.

 

 

In recognition of 10 years of service to the Texas A & M

University System:

 

                                             Steve Potter

                                                 David Jones

 

 

In recognition of 20 years of service to the Texas A & M University System:

 

                                             Judy Cheatham

 

 

 

 

In recognition of 10 years of service to Agricultural Research Service:

 

                                             Kyle Tiner

 

 

In recognition of 20 years of service to Agricultural Research Service:

 

 

                                             Andrea Griffith

                                                 James Tracy

 

 

 In recognition of 25 years of service to Agricultural Research Service:

 

                                             Earnest Janacek

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