Rim Country Extension Agent Awarded National Honor

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Jim Sprinkle, the Rim Country's extension agent for animal sciences, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents.

Sprinkle was one of several honorees that represent the top 2 percent of the membership selected by their peers and the director of extension. The following represents the awardee's recognition citation:

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Fred Miller, president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (left), presents the Distinguished Service Award to Jim Sprinkle, University of Arizona Area Extension Agent, Animal Sciences. His wife Barbara accompanied Sprinkle.

This area agent provides programming in range, animal nutrition and youth livestock in north central Arizona. His main program, Reading the Range, has established range monitoring on 33 ranches with 170 key areas on 900,000 acres. He has helped secure more than $460,000 in support of programs and research. Sprinkle has authored or co-authored six refereed journal articles, 29 refereed extension publications, five educational handbooks, 70 extension reports, five software decision packages, and other educational materials.

The award was presented during the 2008 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference for county extension agents from throughout the U.S., held in North Carolina.

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