Bruce Bosley, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension agent in northeast Colorado at Sterling, was honored Dec. 9 with the Alton Scofield Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes off-campus members of Colorado State Cooperative Extension for dedication and contributions to the organization and to the community he or she works in.
Bosley has served as program chair for the January Crop Management Clinic, an in-depth clinic offering information on crop production and pest management to farm advisors and progressive farmers. According to the 2003 Cooperative Extension Annual Report, some participants of the crop management clinics reported average benefits of $10 to $25 per acre from improved knowledge and skills.
Bosley provides education on Dryland Cropping Systems, and has helped to drastically increase dryland corn and sunflowers acreage in the area since 1990. Bosley was instrumental in bringing researchers and farmers together for the Precision Agriculture Project. The educational program, initiated in 1997, studies how precision agriculture technology can enhance farm profitability and sustainability and reduce environmental risks.
Bosley has served as an officer or member of the Colorado County Agent’s Association, professional development committees, Extension Food and Nutrition Education Plan advisory committee and Colorado County Agent’s Association professional improvement committee. Bosley has worked with various environmental organizations as well as served on the board of directors for the Colorado Conservation Tillage Association for two three-year terms.
Bosley received the Epsilon Sigma Phi Early Career Award in 1989, Colorado State Achievement Award in 1991 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2001 at the Colorado State and National meeting of the County Agent’s Association.
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