Don Flaten, professor in the University of Manitoba’s department of soil science, recently received the Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Campbell Outreach Award for meritorious service in outreach activities.
This honour is given to university staff members who consistently invest countless hours of time and effort in community service. Flaten has received numerous other awards for his outreach to producers, industry groups and the general public for more than three decades.
His contributions to soil science, especially phosphorus, are recognized nationally and internationally. He also worked to connect academic and on-farm education, bringing agricultural specialists and farmers into the classroom to work with students and taking students to farms to provide real-world case studies and cutting edge knowledge in current practices.
Flaten is retiring at the end of 2020, but his legacy will continue through the many outreach programs and practices he has help establish. |READ MORE