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Professor honored by Durum Growers Association

Joel Ransom, professor and cereal crops Extension specialist, received the 2018 United States Durum Growers Association Amber Award. He was honored during the Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum in Minot, North Dakota, on Nov. 5.

Ransom worked for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known as CIMMYT, in Mexico, Kenya and Nepal before joining the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences in 2002. He was nominated for the Amber Award by Shana Forster, director of the NDSU North Central Research Extension Center. 

“Dr. Ransom has positively impacted the durum wheat growers of North Dakota through his applied research program and Extension publications and presentations,” Forster said. “Dr. Ransom is well deserving of the accolades recognizing his significant contributions made to durum wheat.”

The Amber Award is presented annually to someone who has contributed significantly to the durum industry and producers. The USDGA was incorporated in North Dakota in 1978 and serves growers and industry in North Dakota, Montana and other states where durum is produced.

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