Chapman earns two awards from National Association of Ag Agents

C. Kim Chapman, area animal scientist for Utah State University Extension, was recently recognized with two awards from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA).

Chapman was awarded the NACAA's Achievement Award for the state of Utah, which recognizes an early career agent who has exhibited excellence in Extension Service educational programming.

He was also recognized as a national winner in the Published Photo Class of the Communications Awards program for the NACAA. His winning photo, entitled "Chick Entrepreneur," ran in the March 8, 2000, edition of The Richfield Reaper.

Chapman received his communication award and a cash prize from Ben Heise, representative of AT&T's Preventative Maintenance Division, sponsors of the NACAA Communications program. In his comments, Heise praised the excellent communications work and reminded the audience of the "Call Before You Dig" programs to prevent damage to underground utilities of all kinds.

The Communications Awards program is conducted by the NACAA to recognize outstanding work in 13 different methods of communications.

It is the largest single recognition program of the NACAA with 865 entries submitted this year. Recipients of these awards are among the top communicators in the Cooperative Extension Service.

The awards were presented during the annual meeting and professional improvement conference of the NACAA held in Jackson, Miss.

Chapman conducts educational programs relating to animal husbandry and ranch economics and is executive secretary for the Utah Beef Improvement Association.

He also has responsibility for conducting youth programming dealing with livestock through the 4-H program. Chapman is also the Western Region vice chair for NACAA's Animal Science professional improvement committee.

He is based at the Sevier County office for Utah State University Extension.

Chapman graduated from Moffat County High School, class of 1978. He attributes his love of agriculture to his FFA classes, as well as to his father, Carl Chapman, and the late Morris Powell.

Upon receiving his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in animal science from Utah State University, he will make his career in Agricultural Extension work.

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