First Exemplary Service Award given to Tony and Margaret Stratton

This year, Tony and Margaret Stratton received the first award bestowed by the Alliance for Grassland Renewal.  The Exemplary Service Award recognizes extraordinary contribution, and the Strattons have more than earned that recognition.

Tony was a charter member of the Alliance for Grassland Renewal.  Of all board members, he has been the most knowledgeable and active.  Tony was invaluable in 2011, as the Alliance was formed.  He helped name the Alliance in 2011, develop the seed quality standards, and write the bylaws.  Since 2011, he and Margaret have been present at the workshops, helping with the curriculum and presentation slides and tabulating the exit surveys.  They have also handled the bulk of the  feedback and surveys of workshop participants.

The Alliance for Grassland Renewal is a national organization focused on enhancing the appropriate adoption of novel endophyte tall fescue technology through education, incentives, self-regulation and promotion.  For more resources or to learn more about the Alliance for Grassland Renewal, go to

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