The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring awards ceremony on March 12.

Among those receiving awards were two Nevada residents.

The Early Achievement in Teaching Award was presented to Stephanie Hansen, an assistant professor of animal science. She has helped students pursue research and travel opportunities since 2009. Several students wrote in their evaluations that she is engaging, challenging and knowledgeable.

Brian Hornbuckle, associate professor of agronomy, received the Raymond and Mary Baker Agronomic Excellence Award. Hornbuckle’s research interests include agricultural meteorology, which is the study of the interactions between agricultural ecosystems and the atmosphere.