Extension honors for Brian Holmes and Phil Pelliterri

BSE Professor Emeritus Brian Holmes and and CALS entomologist Phil Pelliterri were honored by their peers in the UW-Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources program for outstanding work, leadership and program innovation.

Pelliterri received the Agriculture and Natural Resources program area Outstanding UW-Extension Specialist Award in recognition of his objectivity, passion for applied research and dedication to serving the public. Pelliterri’s nominators also noted his “willingness to be available for every question and educational event.”

Holmes received an Agriculture and Natural Resources program area Special Recognition in Career Service Award in appreciation of his more than 34 years of dedicated service to the residents of Wisconsin and his colleagues in UW-Extension. He was recognized for his commitment and positive difference that he made in the lives of so many people through his enthusiasm and support for helping Wisconsin dairy farmers look to the future when expanding and modernizing their operations.