K-State Research and Extension News
July 07, 2014
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K-State Faculty, Students Receive Honors at Conference

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Honored Six Individuals

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Six K-State faculty and students received awards for teaching excellence at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) annual conference hosted by Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. on June 25-28.

The NACTA Teacher Fellow Award was presented to Nathan Nelson, associate professor of agronomy; and to David Grieger, associate professor, Joann Kouba, associate professor, and John Unruh, professor, animal sciences and industry. Bryson Haverkamp and Kim Kerschen, graduate teaching assistants in agronomy, received the NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award. 

NACTA is an organization dedicated to advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning in agricultural, environmental, natural and life sciences. The NACTA annual conference includes poster, oral, and workshop presentations focused on research related to both classroom and experiential learning.

Other K-State community members attending the conference and giving teaching and learning presentations included Greg Davis, associate professor of horticulture, forestry and recreation resources; Hulya Dogan, instructor, grain science and industry; Kevin Donnelly, professor of agronomy; Steve Keeley, professor of horticulture, forestry and recreation resources; Chad Miller, assistant professor of horticulture, forestry and recreation resources; Scott Schaake, associate professor, animal sciences and industry; Angela Vesco, graduate student, animal sciences and industry; and Jeff Williams, professor, agricultural economics.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Steve Watson
K-State Research & Extension News

Kevin Donnelly is at 785-532-5402 or kjd@ksu.edu