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MPSG receives extension awards

Two publications got the nod from the American Society of Agronomy

From left, holding the awards: Laura Schmidt, MPSG extension co-ordinator, Cassandra Tkachuk, MPSG production specialist and applied soybean and pulse research agronomist Kristen MacMillan.

Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers is celebrating a pair of extension awards from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA).

The association’s publication Pulse Beat: The Science Edition won the ASA award in the category of publications: circular, fact sheet, or brochure greater than 16 pages. And the association’s Soybean Staging Guide & Maturity Guide and Dry Bean Growth Staging Guide won an ASA extension education community educational award in the category of publications: circular, fact sheet, or brochure 16 pages or fewer.

“The development of high-quality extension materials for our farmer-members is a priority for Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers,” Francois Labelle, executive director of MPSG, said in a media release. “It’s quite an honour to be recognized by the ASA. It’s testament to our great team — past and present — and the excellent direction we’ve received from the farmers who lead us.”

The awards were announced on November 7 in Baltimore, Md. during an annual scientific conference that involves the ASA, the Crop Science Society of America and the Canadian Society of Agronomy. This year’s theme was ‘Enhancing Productivity in a Changing Climate.’

“We take pride in the resources we produce for our farmers,” says Laura Schmidt, MPSG’s extension co-ordinator. “These publications are for farmers, and, at the end of the day, it is my hope that they access them and find them useful on their farms.”

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