Colquhoun named Friday Chair for Vegetable Production Research

Jed Colquhoun, professor of horticulture, was recently named the Friday Chair for Vegetable Production Research. Colquhoun’s research focuses on developing integrated pest management strategies and quantifying on-farm sustainability measures that can be communicated to those looking for more information about where their food comes from. He has served in a number of leadership positions in CALS including interim associate dean for extension and outreach and interim agriculture program director.

The Friday Chair for Vegetable Production Research was established by Mr. Fritz Friday, owner and CEO of the Friday Canning Corporation in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The chair is awarded to a faculty member in CALS who demonstrates outstanding research and service in the area of vegetable production. The chair provides the recipient with an annual research allocation of $30,000 that can be used in support of research activities, including supplies, equipment, research assistants, publications, and other activities that enhance the work of the faculty member and his or her interaction with the vegetable industry. The appointment is for a five-year term.

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Faculty Honors

Jeff Endelman is the recipient of this year’s Early Career Scientist Award from the National Association of Plant Breeders. The award will be presented at their meeting in Guelph, Ontario this month.

Mike Havey has been selected as a fellow in the American Society for Horticultural Science and received his award at their annual meeting in July in Washington, D.C.

Jed Colquhoun has been named as the Friday Chair for Vegetable Production Research. This appointment is given for a five-year term and provides support for research.

Colquhoun Recognized at Chancellor’s Award Ceremony

Jed Colquhoun, horticulture professor and interim Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach, and Heidi Zoerb, Associate Dean for External Relations and Advancement, were part of a team that was recently recognized at the UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor’s Award ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 21 in Madison.

Along with fellow UW-Extension Integration Work Group members Amber Canto, John deMontmollin, Carrie Edgar, Jeff Hoffman, Greg Johll, Julie Keown-Bomar, Karl Martin, Patrick Robinson and Ruth Schriefer, Colquhoun and Zoerb received the Award for Excellence, which recognizes the outstanding performance of an individual or group in any of several areas, including outstanding contributions to the UW Colleges or UW-Extension missions or strategic priorities, sustained excellence in providing support, the development of innovative programs, outstanding teaching, successful programming or exceptional efforts to build public support for UW Colleges or UW-Extension.

“UW Colleges and UW-Extension employees and partners work statewide to provide innovative education and services to students, business owners, farmers and citizens in every industry across Wisconsin,” said Cathy Sandeen, UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor. “The Chancellor’s Awards recognize those individuals who’ve gone above and beyond in extending our mission to every corner of the state.”