Baird Levalley Given Visionary Leadership Recognition Award

Robbie Baird LeValley, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension livestock and range agent in the Tri-River area at Delta, was recognized with the State Visionary Leadership Recognition Award at the organization’s annual awards ceremony on

Dec. 9.

The award is given each year by the Cooperative Extension professional fraternity, Epsilon Sigma Phi, to recognize a Cooperative Extension professional in the state who exhibits creative solutions and leadership.

Baird LeValley has provided educational leadership to constituents in the region with interests in livestock grazing, including several groups involved in public lands. Baird LeValley developed programs based on science and education in collaboration with the United State Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Natural Resources Conservation Service and individuals holding federal land permits.

Baird LeValley also participates in dozens of collaborative efforts including forest planning, community partnerships and public educational programs about public lands, rangeland and livestock management.

Baird LeValley has also received the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Distinguished Service Award, the National Range Management Award from the U.S. Forest Service and Society of Range Management, and the National Superior Service award from Secretary Ann Veneman at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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