UWYO.EDU release:

A 26-year educator in Sheridan County has received University of Wyoming Extension’s highest honor.

Scott Hininger received the Jim DeBree Excellence in Extension Award during the organization’s recent training conference in Casper.

The award, honoring the retired extension administrator, is given to those who demonstrate a high level of professional performance and leadership within their program areas and communities.

A specialist in agricultural economics, horticulture and range monitoring, Hininger joined UW Extension in 1987. He is a member of Extension’s profitable and sustainable agricultural systems team.

His nomination stated Hininger has strong rapport with his clientele; is a respected horticultural resource; has played a role in Extension’s “From the Group Up” film series; has good rapport with agricultural groups; and has applied his expertise in town beautification projects.

Hininger received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and his master’s degree in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University.

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