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Bob Kidd recognized for long-time support of extension service

A Casper-area rancher has received a national award recognizing contributions to the land-grant Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Wyoming.

Bob Kidd was presented the national Friend of Extension Award in October by Epsilon Sigma Phi, which provides professional development in the extension service, during the association’s national conference in Syracuse, NY.

“Bob has been a stalwart supporter of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the UW Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) for all of my 25 years in the college and extension,” said Glen Whipple, associate dean and director of UW CES.

Kidd has a fundamental desire to help others improve their lives, Whipple said.

“He shares our vision for extension’s accomplishments and successes,” said Whipple. “In this I perceive Bob’s motivation to be as pure as the most idealistic extension educator.”

A 1972 graduate of UW, he has served on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Board since 1985. He was in the first class of the UW CES Wyoming Leadership, Education and Development program funded by the Kellogg Foundation. He is founding president of the Wyoming Agricultural Leadership Council, an organization that still supports the Wyoming L.E.A.D. program.

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Kidd has represented the college and UW CES on the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching. He serves as the organization’s liaison to the National Association of Counties.

“His enthusiasm for the entire land-grant system is unmatched,” said Frank Galey, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

A Casper-area rancher has received a national award recognizing contributions to the land-grant Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Wyoming.

Bob Kidd was presented the national Friend of Extension Award in October by Epsilon Sigma Phi, which provides professional development in the extension service, during the association’s national conference in Syracuse, NY.

“Bob has been a stalwart supporter of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the UW Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) for all of my 25 years in the college and extension,” said Glen Whipple, associate dean and director of UW CES.

Kidd has a fundamental desire to help others improve their lives, Whipple said.

“He shares our vision for extension’s accomplishments and successes,” said Whipple. “In this I perceive Bob’s motivation to be as pure as the most idealistic extension educator.”

A 1972 graduate of UW, he has served on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Board since 1985. He was in the first class of the UW CES Wyoming Leadership, Education and Development program funded by the Kellogg Foundation. He is founding president of the Wyoming Agricultural Leadership Council, an organization that still supports the Wyoming L.E.A.D. program.

Kidd has represented the college and UW CES on the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching. He serves as the organization’s liaison to the National Association of Counties.

“His enthusiasm for the entire land-grant system is unmatched,” said Frank Galey, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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