Utah State University professor Kevin Jensen has been awarded the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology by Governor Gary Herbert, becoming the second USU professor to earn the prestigious award this year. Jensen is a professor and Extension research geneticist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forage and Range Reseach Lab at USU. He has played a significant role in helping to repair sites that have been damaged by fires and erosion through re-seeding disturbed wastelands with genetically improved plant materials. Repairs include the reclamation of privately owned scorched landscapes and re-vegetating foliage in Milford, Utah after a destructive fire in 2007. His recognition adds to an impressive resume that includes 10 years as editor of the Crop Science Journal and working as a fellow for the Agriculture Society of America.
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