David Wagers of Brush was recognized with the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Friend of Extension Award at the organization’s annual awards ceremony Dec. 9.
The award is given each year by the Cooperative Extension professional fraternity, Epsilon Sigma Phi, to recognize businesses or individuals who make significant contributions to Cooperative Extension in Colorado.
Wagers, who farms in Morgan County, is a former member and chairman of the Colorado State Cooperative Extension state advisory council, which provides advice to the director of the organization.
Wagers also has served his community as a member and officer of Colorado Young Farmers, a member of the board of directors for Farmland Co-op Inc., and through involvement in the Farm Bureau, as well as serving on Wheat and Conservation Compliance committees, 4-H Leaders Advisory Council in Morgan County, the Morgan Soil Conservation District board of supervisors and the Brush High School Parents Association.
He currently serves on the Colorado State Cooperative Extension advisory council for Morgan County, the Morgan County Farm Bureau, the Morgan County Planning Commission, the Central Great Plains Research Station focus group, the Colorado State Precision Farming Advisory group and the Colorado Seed Growers.
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