The CAFNR Staff Advisory Council's primary goals are to provide a voice for the staff of CAFNR and their concerns as well as offer guidance, recognition of accomplishments, support for enhancement and events to act as awards for general staff duties. Membership is voluntary and members are appointed for two-year terms. Meetings are held once each month.
CAFNR Divisions and Current Staff Advisory Council Members
- Ag Experiment Station
- Gary Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Animal Sciences
- Amber Neely, email@example.com
- Applied Social Sciences
- Jessie Becker, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tammy Knierim, email@example.com
- Research Centers
- No current representative
- Food Systems and Bioengineering
- Logan Howard, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Plant Sciences
- Victoria Bryan, email@example.com
- School of Natural Resources
If you are a CAFNR staff member and want to get involved, contact the Council Chair.
(CAFNR Staff Advisory Council members are not eligible for the Staff Council awards.)
Above and Beyond
Each quarter the CAFNR Staff Council awards a staff member who has gone that extra mile in their collaborations for the greater good. One winner will be selected from the nominations received to receive a cash award of $150 deposited with their paycheck. (Subject to payroll taxes)
Staff Excellence Award
Each year, we present two exceptional staff members (one exempt and one non-exempt) with the Staff Excellence Award. The staff members are honored at the Celebration of Excellence dinner and are given a $1000 cash award.
Annual events include a fall chili luncheon, town-hall meeting, and a spring picnic.Philanthropy is a big part of the council; events often include a fundraising portion, with donations supporting a local charitable organization. Keep your eyes open for email announcements for Staff Council events.