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Tracey Erickson

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Title

SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist

Office Building

Off-Campus

Mailing Address

SDSU Extension Watertown Regional Center
1910 West Kemp Avenue
Watertown, SD 57201-3048

Biography

To work with learning communities within the dairy industry providing expertise and resources to address the needs of the dairy industry.

Education

M.S. Administrative Studies - Human Resource Management, 2014; University of South Dakota; Vermillion, SD.
B.S., Dairy Production and Dairy Manufacturing, 1989: South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Academic Interests/Expertise

Human Resource Management, Agriculture/Dairy Production/Livestock Production

Specialty Area

  • Dairy Extension Field Specialist

Extension Responsibilities

To work with learning communities within the dairy industry providing expertise and resources to address the needs of the dairy industry.

Awards and Honors

2018 - SDSU Professional Staff Advisory Council - Excellence in One's Professional Role
2016 - South Dakota Dairy Producers Friend of the Industry Award
2010- Director of Extension Award of Excellence for "Outstanding Multi-Disciplinary Effort"
2009- Excelence in Extension Award Winner - Ag Employee Management Conference
2009- NACAA Distinguished Service Award for South Dakota
2007- Deans You Make A Difference Award, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
2007- Epsilon Sigma Phi's Mid-Career Service Award
2001- NACAA Achievement Award of Excellence
1999- Dean and Directors Award of Excellence
1998- Outstanding County Extension Agent by the S.D. Association of County Weed & Pest Boards
1993- Deans Award of Excellence for outstanding "Agricultural Program Work in the Dairy Area"

Grants

2018 - Midwest Dairy – Dairy Ambassador Coordinator Contracted Services- $3,500
2017 - SARE Grant – Forage Fiesta Field Day = $5,500
2017 - Enogen- Syngenta Contracted Services Grant = $12,250
2016 - SARE Grant – I-29 Moo University Fall Dairy Tour = $5,000
2015 - SARE Grant – Livestock Decision Tool = $5,000,
2017 SDSU Extension Ag Program Leader Funds – Livestock Decision Tool = $17,000
2014-2018 Mid-west Dairy Association Grants for Dairy Fest = $750/year
2012 -North Central Risk Management Education Center Grant = $49,390

Professional Memberships

SDCAA - South Dakota County Agricultural Agents
NACAA - National Association of County Agricultural Agents

Work Experience

Grant County Extension Agent 1989 - 1993
Land O' Lakes Livestock Production Specialist 1993-1994
Grant County Extension Agent 1995-2000
Kingsbury County Extension Educator 2000-2011

Creative Activities

Agriculture Employee Workshops
I 29 Moo University - Multi-state Extension Collaboration
iGrow Dairy Webpage Coordinator
SD Dairy Ambassador Coordinator

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