Quirine Ketterings Wins the CALS Outstanding Accomplishment in Extension/Outreach Award

November 16, 2016

Dean Kathryn J. Boor speaks to the crowd

On Monday, Nov. 7, Dean Kathryn J. Boor awarded Quirine Ketterings the Outstanding Accomplishment in Extension/Outreach Award. Ketterings is a professor in the department of animal science. After receiving her Ph.D. in environmental sciences in 1999 from Ohio State University and joining Cornell, Ketterings initiated the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program. This program provides integrated applied research, extension, and teaching in field crops nutrient management. Quirine and her collaborators have built an applied research and extension program in nutrient management and soil fertility that is among the very best in the United States. Her nutrient management program is a driving force for sustainable agriculture, with documented impact on nutrient use in New York farms.

Ketterings is co-chair for the Northeast Region Certified Crop Advisor (NRCCA) organization and lead organizer of their annual three-day certification and continuing education training. Under her leadership, the NRCCA revamped the training objectives, the manual, and—with a teaching innovation award—initiated an online course for students at Cornell with an interest in becoming certified.

The Outstanding Accomplishment in Extension/Outreach Award is for outstanding accomplishments in extension and outreach, which recognizes leadership in developing a highly innovative and responsive program that addresses stakeholder needs. Such programs benefit a significant segment of the population or an important area of the state.

Kettering’s colleague Pat Johnson accepted the award on her behalf. Twelve other CALS faculty and staff received awards that night in different categories that highlighted the best and brightest of CALS. Learn more about the winners here.