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COD : Nancy Guernsey

1995 Certificate of Distinction Winner Nancy Guernsey

Nancy Guernsey


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Nancy Guernsey is dedicated to Indiana agriculture, She shows it by increasing awareness about agriculture and garnering support wherever possible, In her two years as chairman of Purdue CARET (Council on Agriculture Research I Extension, and Teaching), Guernsey has helped Indiana lawmakers understand the Purdue School of Agriculture's efforts in research, Extension and teaching, "She has been an advocate of Extension and technology for years," says one individual in support of her nomination for the Certificate of Distinction, "She is a great organizer," notes Guernsey's nomination. "She took the state CARET organization to a level at which every area of Indiana has held a summer briefing for members of the General Assembly, She doesn't use Purdue people to tell the public about Purdue; she uses-clients very effectively to demonstrate the success of Purdue programs." Guernsey is an avid supporter of Extension in Boone County, serving on the local Extension board as well as the 4-H Awards Committee, Guernsey also keeps records for the Boone County 4-H Swine Show.
In 1989, Guernsey served as co-chairman 0 the Boone County Farrr Fest, a tour of local farm that attracted approximately 1,500 non-farmers In 1993 Guernsey, along with husband Robert and son Bruce hosted a group of Hungarian farmers a their own farm, a grain swine and beef operation In addition to her effort: on behalf of agriculture Guernsey is involved with the Appalachian Service Project, which assists with construction work for poverty-stricken families.