Section Awarded: National
Richard J. Rasby, Extension Award
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Rick Rasby was raised on a diversified livestock/crops farm in Nebraska. Rasby received a BS from Nebraska and MS and PhD from Oklahoma State. He led Nebraska’s Integrated Resource Management Program. Rasby has been on the 4-State Beef Conference planning committee for 24 years. He has made invited presentations nationally and internationally. Rasby led development of Nebraska’s beef website and led the national team of beef specialists to develop the eXtension Beef website. His most notable awards are Excellence in Team Programming, Distinguished Educational Service Award, Award for Excellence in Extension from National Association of State University and Land-Grant Colleges, and the Burgher Beef Award. Rasby has authored or coauthored numerous publications and developed a number of web-based learning modules. He has served as the advisor of 8 MS students. Rick and Tammy have 2 children, Nicholas and Andra.