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Mediation Efforts Earn UW Professor Friend of Agriculture Award
August 18, 2009 — A University of Wyoming associate professor received the Wyoming Department of Agiculture's Friend of Agriculture Award for his efforts in the department's mediation program.
The award was presented to Alan Schroeder during the recent Wyoming State Fair in Douglas. Schroeder is a faculty member in the College of Agriculture's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
The award is given to individuals who perform at an effective and admirable level of scientific expertise and have a passion for agricultural values, particularly in the area of natural resources and policies, according to the WDA.
The Wyoming Agricultural and Natural Resource Mediation Program helps Wyoming citizens resolve disputes in a way that is voluntary, confidential, low-cost and time-saving, according to the WDA. Information about the program is here.
"In his work for the mediation program, Alan is highly sought-after, and he willingly takes on tough mediation situations and works very hard to help the parties come to an agreement," said Lucy Pauley, mediation program coordinator.
"This, along with his work as a mediation instructor and development of mediation handouts, makes him a tremendous asset to the Wyoming agriculture community and a very deserving recipient of the Friend of Agriculture Award."