A local advocate and leader in the small-scale California ranchers and farmers in Nevada and Placer counties has won a prestigious award. University California Cooperative Extension County Director and Advisor for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Roger Ingram is the recipient of the 2013 Pedro Ilic Award for Outstanding Educator.
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Ingram was also praised for his additional work with the Niche Meats Conference and Placer Grown; publication of the Foothill Rancher Newsletter; support of High Sierra Beef and the Sierra Foothills Meat Buyers Club, and a major role in the development of the regional mobile poultry processing trailer unit.
The Award is named for Pedro Ilic, a leader in the small-farm movement in the Fresno area who passed away in 1994.
Ingram received the prestigious award at the California Small Farm Conference in Fresno on March 11.