The University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Alumni Society award winners have been named. Former swine specialist Jerry Hawton was presented the lifetime achievement award. State Senator Gary Dahms is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. The alumni service award belongs to Dr. Beth Nelson, who is a regional director for sustainable agriculture and food systems at USDA. Minnesota Farm Bureau Public Relations Director Kristin Harner and Tim Claus, who retired from John Deere, are named the outstanding friend for the system.
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