National Agricultural Teachers Group Honors U-Idaho Dairy Professor Ahmadzadeh

Wednesday, September 19 2012

MOSCOW -- Amin Ahmadzadeh, a University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor of dairy science, received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teacher Fellow Award during the group’s annual conference recently.

“Your selection as a NACTA Teacher Fellow is an international recognition of your excellence in teaching and your commitment to the scholarship of teaching and learning in agriculture,” said Rick Rudd, the group’s president.

Ahmadzadeh, who teaches dairy science at the University of Idaho and maintains an active research program, also was honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges with an outstanding teaching award in 2007.

He has also won the college’s R.M. Wade Excellence in Teaching Award, the university’s Teaching Excellence Award and a college award for academic advising and graduate student teaching while earning his doctorate at Virginia Tech University.

A native of Iran, he joined the University of Idaho faculty in 2000. He advises the Dairy Science Club and revived the college’s dairy management judging team in 2003. Team members have finished in the top ranks of the National Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge several times since then.

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