Iowa State University Extension and Outreach announced its 2016 award recipients this week, and Jon Wolseth, community development specialist in ISU’s Perry offices in the TownCraft Center, will receive the Early Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice Award.
Wolseth, a familiar figure in Perry community affairs, will receive the award in a September ceremony. He is part of ISU Extension’s Community and Economic Development Program, which “empowers communities to shape their own futures through research, education, community engagement, economic development, community planning and design,” according to the program’s mission statement.
As a specialist in Latino community and business development, Wolseth covers a wide range. When not in Perry, he can be found in a number of other Iowa communities west of U.S. Interstate 35. He also teaches online courses for ISU Extension.
Other ISU Extension and Outreach staff members receiving Iowa State University awards include dairy program specialist Larry Tranel, who will receive the P&S Excellence Award, beef program specialist Denise Schwab, who has garnered the ISU Award for Distinguished Service in Extension, and Bob Dodds, assistant vice president for County Services, who will receive the R.K. Bliss Extension Award.
The awardees will be formally recognized at the ISU Extension awards ceremony Monday, Sept. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Campanile Room.