Dr. Ellen Jordan, state dairy specialist in Dallas, was honored by Texas A&M University and the Association of Former Students with the University-Level Distinguished Achievement Award for Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development during a ceremony April 27 in College Station.
This award is presented to a staff member, faculty member or administrator who has brought credit to Texas A&M University through his or her dedication, enthusiasm, attitude and effectiveness in the particular field of AgriLife Extension, continuing education or professional development in which he or she is engaged.
For the last 36 years, Jordan has been educating producers and their employees and working with dairy industry leaders to improve milk production and the quality of life for both cows and producers. Jordan announced she will retire effective April 30.
“I’ve been very fortunate to work with a lot of great dairy producers who have welcomed us into their farms to do applied research needed to improve the industry,” she said. “It’s been a collaborative effort between them and AgriLife.”
Jordan said improvements such as reducing heat stress on milk cows, improving reproduction and working with producers on labor management issues have created a better environment for cows and made facilities across the state more productive.
It’s an honor to receive this award,” she said. “It’s a blessing and a privilege, and I feel like it’s recognizing the whole industry because they’ve made my job a pleasure.”
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