"They are gracious hosts on their farm, and speak clearly, yet boldly on behalf of dairy farming," said Jackie Folsom, president of the Vermont Farm Bureau.
Clearly, yet boldly-
In other words, as former UVM provost, now President of The Windham Foundation John Bramley said, "I always looked to them for great advice, and they always were willing to give it when asked. Actually, they were also prepared to give it when I didn't ask, but they felt I needed it!"
Other alumni and faculty honored at the ceremony were: UVM Extension Forester Thomas McEvoy, Vermont Dairy Herd Improvement Association general manager Brett Denny, Yale University forest ecologist and director of field studies Thomas Siccama, nutritionist and founder of Green Mountain at Fox Hollow Thelma Wayler and UVM senior Jacob McFadden.
Cheryl Dorschner works with both the University of Vermont College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and UVM Extension as a writer, photographer and senior communications specialist. This article first appeared in Agriview.