Iowa State University's Wintersteen Honored with National Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal

Wendy Wintersteen, dean of agriculture and life sciences at Iowa State University, is the 2016 recipient of the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The award was presented at the 87th annual meeting of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers at Indian Wells, Calif.

The Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service In Agriculture Award is presented to a person or group in appreciation for service to agriculture other than directly in the farm management and rural appraisal professions. The award’s namesake, Carl F. Hertz, was the founder of Hertz Farm Management of Nevada, who graduated from Iowa State with a degree in animal science in 1933.

Wintersteen, the endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the director of the Agriculture Experiment Station, was honored for her “tireless efforts and commitment to agriculture and her leadership and contributions to Iowa, national and international agriculture.”

She joins a list of Hertz Award recipients that goes back more than 40 years, and includes other Iowa State honorees like agricultural economists Earl Heady, Neil Harl, William Edwards and Mike Duffy, and extension climatologist Elwynn Taylor.