The University of Minnesota-Crookston has named three recipients of its Torch & Shield recognition. The honorees are recently retired Northwest Research and Outreach Center sugarbeet researcher Jason Brantner and UMC Agricultural Education and Animal Science faculty emeriti Lyle Westrom. The Frank W. Veden Charitable Trust, which has been used for economic development in the region, was also recognized. The Torch & Shield honors individuals and organizations who have provided leadership and aided in the development of UMC, NWROC and Extension.
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