John Hart and William Young Awarded Oregon Ryegrass Growers Association Service Award

Hart and Young win award

Bill Young (left) and and John Hart (right) accept their service awards with Crop and Soil Science Alumnus Cody Younger, board member of the Oregon Ryegrass Growers Association

For the first time ever, the Oregon Ryegrass Growers Association gave a joint award for exceptional extension service. On January 16, 2013 in a ceremony in Albany, OR, emeritus professors John Hart and William Young were awarded the Oregon Ryegrass Growers Association Service Award for 2013, recognizing their combined 62 years of service to the seed industry in Oregon.

Hart, a plant nutrition specialist and Young, a seed production specialist, published over 100 extension articles and management guides. The award also recognized their valuable on-farm research efforts that encompassed alternatives to field burning and nutrient management.