LTC instructor honored at state ag banquet

July 5, 2013

From htrnews.com: ” LTC instructor honored at state ag banquet” — CLEVELAND — Sheryl Nehls, Lakeshore Technical College Dairy Herd Management program instructor, is the state winner of the Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award.

The Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators presented the award on June 26 at the 95th Annual Professional Development Conference in Green Bay, according to a press release. During the three-day conference, Nehls also was recognized as one of 11 outstanding agricultural education teachers in the state for her outstanding educational qualities in instructional and experiential learning, student organizations, partnerships and marketing and professional growth.

“I am humbled and honored to have been selected for this award,” said Nehls. “It’s really a tribute to all the wonderful students, farm owners and colleagues I have been fortunate enough to have worked with over the years. They are the ones who help make our program so successful.”

Nehls’ dedication to students and the farming community is why she has been selected as the 2013 Outstanding Post-secondary/Adult Ag Ed Program Award, according to the release. Nehls has been working with post-secondary students for the past 32 years. Nehls was recognized for adapting new curriculum by working with more than 60 dairy farm businesses each year.

The Lakeshore Post-secondary Agriculture Student organization has won numerous awards in Nehls’ tenure with the most recent being the first-place state Dairy Specialist Team. Her dedication to student organizations has landed her the role of being the 2013 host coordinator for the Midwest Dairy Challenge, the release stated. Nehls also works with Youth Options students and serves as a judge for many FFA and high school speaking contests.

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