University of Minnesota Extension Dean Bev Durgan honored Dan Dolan, president of the Washington County Agricultural Society, on Oct. 9 at Extension's annual conference.

She also honored several Extension faculty members for exemplary work that helped Minnesotans improve their lives through Extension research and education.

U of M team members Dean Herzfeld, Tana Haugen, Mary Kay Ferguson, Fritz Breitenbach, Lisa Behnken, Diane DeWitte, Michael Donnelly, Phil Glogoza, Dan Martens, Ryan Miller, Dave Nicolai, Brenda Postels, Liz Stahl, Jerry Tesmer and Nathan Winter were among those honored as part of the Private Applicator Recertification Team, Distinguished Team.

The Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education - Private Applicator Recertification program team reaches farmers who have not historically been involved with Extension's Integrated Pest Management training.

In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the team helps farmers learn to make better decisions about managing pesticides and pesticide-resistant insects, weeds and diseases.

This program supports the need for up-to-date information that benefits the safety and security of their families, their communities and the environment.