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ECC Agriculture, Chris Duree receive prestigious IAAE awards

IAAE 2016 Outstanding Post-Secondary Ag Program Award

ECC faculty members Kevin Butt and Eric Weuve accepted the IAAE 2016 Outstanding Post-Secondary Ag Program Award.

IAAE 2016 Outstanding School Administrator Award

Dr. Chris Duree, center, received the IAAE 2016 Outstanding School Administrator Award. He was nominated by Kevin Butt and Eric Weuve.

The Ellsworth Community College agriculture program faculty accepted the IAAE Outstanding Post-Secondary Program Award and IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree received its Outstanding School Administrator Award at this year’s annual conference of the Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators in Ankeny. Faculty members Kevin Butt and Eric Weuve accepted the Outstanding Program award on behalf of ECC.

It was noted during the presentation that Ellsworth Community College has 11 cutting-edge agricultural programs that meet the needs of both today’s employers and of the larger ag-related community. The ECC agriculture department faculty spends a significant amount of time reaching out to high school youths with its Mobile Precision Agriculture Lab, providing high-tech, high-touch experiences that might not be available in the high schools while also raising awareness of and interest in agriculture-related careers.

During his introduction of Dr. Duree, Kevin Butt told the IAAE membership about Dr. Duree’s personal and professional support of him and of the ECC agriculture programs over the years.

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