Neal Jorgensen, David Wieckert and Delma Woodburn will be honored for their contributions to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course at its annual alumni reunion Jan. 25 in Madison. The reunion begins with a seminar at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and a buffet luncheon at noon all at the Heritage House Restaurant, 3855 E. Washington Ave.
Bruce Jones and Gary Frank, both of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Center for Dairy Profitability, will present a seminar on the financial performance of dairy farms in Wisconsin. Short Course alumnus and state legislator Alvin Ott will be the master of ceremonies for the luncheon.
This year”s Service to Agriculture Awards will go to Neal Jorgensen, CALS executive associate dean, and David Wieckert, who recently retired from the Department of Dairy Science.
Delma Woodburn of Madison will receive the Friend of Short Course Award. The award recognizes groups or individuals who have provided special assistance to the Short Course program over the years. Woodburn graduated from Short Course in the 1930s and operates three farms in the Mt. Vernon area. Woodburn established the J.S. Donald Award, named for her father. The award is given each year to the outstanding teacher in Short Course and includes a check for $1,000. Woodburn encourages young people to become farmers and is a financial supporter of the Association of Women in Agriculture House near the campus.
The cost of the event is $9 for members of the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA) and their guests, and $11 for others. Reservations postmarked after Jan. 17 cost an additional $2. Send reservation information (name, address, city, state, zip code and phone number) and a check payable to WALSAA to: WALSAA, 105 Agriculture Hall, 1450 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706.