David Drake and Jamie Nack receive Peterson Technology Transfer Award

David Drake, UW-Madison assistant professor and UW-Extension wildlife specialist and Jamie Nack, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology outreach specialist, received the 2007 Donald R. Peterson Technology Transfer Award for their Wildlife on the Farm exhibit at the 2007 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. The award was presented April 9 at the annual Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Board of Directors meeting.

The award recognizes outstanding effectiveness in improving public understanding of new technological advancements; new management tools, processes, or concepts; or contemporary agriculture and natural resources issues via an exhibit at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.

Drake and Nack’s exhibit included a wildlife identification quiz and wildlife specimens for people to see, touch and ask about. The exhibit also provided information about wildlife-related habitat management practices, recreational opportunities, income potential such as fee hunting, and resolution of wildlife damage/nuisance problems in agricultural landscapes.

The Donald R. Peterson Wisconsin Farm Technology (Progress) Days Technology Transfer Award was established in honor of Don Peterson, UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) emeritus Professor and Associate Dean. Peterson was long-time General Manager of Wisconsin Farm Progress Days. The Award memorializes Peterson’s diligent efforts to encourage CALS faculty and staff to convey the fruits of College research and knowledge to the public through Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.