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Oct. 12, 2012
Dr. Arley Larson, associate professor of agricultural sciences, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service to the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources (AASCARR). Larson received the award at the association’s annual meeting this week in Wisconsin.
Larson received the award at the association’s annual meeting, Oct. 8-10 on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus.
Larson has served AASCARR in various leadership capacities, including as president from 1998 to 1999 and as secretary. He also was involved in a successful effort to obtain authorization and funding for non-land grant capacity building grants.
In a resolution, AASCARR recognized Larson’s dedication of his time and personal efforts to the organization.
“Dr. Larson has represented AASCARR in an exemplary manner and has always been an advocate for AASCARR by promoting the non-land grant mission, in representing his institution and AASCARR in a very appropriate manner, in spreading the message that AASCARR institutions have a vital role to play at the national level in concert with our land grant institutions,” the resolution read.
Larson joined the Northwest faculty in 1987 after earning his doctoral degree in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and spending several years working as an economist for Agricultural Research and Management Services Inc. and the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission.
Last year, he received the Honorary American FFA Degree, an award given to individuals who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.
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