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UWRF Students Earns State Ag Engineering Honors
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/11/2018

A pair of University of Wisconsin-River Falls students have been honored by the Wisconsin chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Virginia Lee of Mequon received the Agricultural Engineering Student of the Year award during the ASABE spring meeting in Oshkosh last month. She was among the first students accepted into the new program at UWRF in 2016 and is the first to receive this award. Lee wants to use her agricultural engineering degree to help reduce poverty by removing deficiencies and inefficiencies in getting food, water and other critical resources to communities.

Meanwhile, Jon Kusz, a senior from Stillwater, Minn., was the recipient of the Agricultural Engineering Technology Student of the Year award. He serves as president of the Falcon Pulling Team, and oversees 20 active members as they prepare for the June competition. He has also been involved in volleyball intramurals, served as president of his Residence Hall Council, and vice-president of the Agricultural Industries Club.

The agricultural engineering technology major at UW-River Falls has over 80 students enrolled in the program. It is the only program of its kind in the state.

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