Dave Rice’s NDSU Retirement Party
Friday, February 29, 2008
Meal by NDSU Carnivore Caterers Pit Barbequed Pork Roast, Baked Potato, Lettuce Salad, Brownies, Dinner
Rolls, Baked Beans, Coffee and Water. Please indicate if you would
prefer a meatless entree (tuna salad).
The party will be upstairs in the Fargo American Legion (non-smoking and open to minors).
Meal preference: _____ Pork Roast or _____ Meatless Entrée
Dave began his 30-year NDSU career as an instructor and researcher in the Agriculture Economics department. He became the North Dakota Agriculture Network (AGNET) manager in 1981 and was instrumental in introducing and integrating microcomputers in the NDSU Extension Service during the mid-1980s. Dave served as interim chair of Agriculture Communication 1993-1995 and in 1995 became the first Webmaster for NDSU Agriculture.
Dave was awarded the Epsilon Sigma Phi Meritorious Service Award in 1998 and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Distinguished Service Award in 2002. In 2004 he was awarded the NACAA Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service.
Dave is President of the Northland Educators Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. A Navy Viet Nam veteran, Dave is very active in the American Legion and has held many local and state positions. He plans to retire from the Navy in 2009 after completing a 40-year career in the Navy and Navy Reserve.
An NDSU Extension Service Master Gardener, Dave
plans to do a lot of gardening in retirement. Volunteer work for the
American Legion, Veterans Administration hospital and other projects,
such as WDAY Honor Flight, will help keep him busy. He plans to expand
Web site, providing information to military veterans. Dave become a
grandpa in late January.