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Shellenberger Receives Penn State Alumni Society Award
Co.) Dr. Paul R. Shellenberger,
professor of dairy science at Penn
State, has received the 1995 Col
lege of Agricultural Sciences
Alumni Society’s Excellence in
Academic Advising Award.
The award recognizes faculty
with outstanding skills in academ
ic advising, career planning and
personal counseling. Advisers in
the college are nominated by
alumni, students, faculty and ad
Shellenberger has been at the
forefront of advising in the college
since 1967, coordinating advising
and teaching in his department
and serving on college and univer
sity committees devoted to advis
ing issues. He currently advises 66
undergraduates in the animal bio
sciencb and dairy and animal sci
ence majors and advises incoming
students during summer counsel
ing programs.
“Dr. Shellenberger is the most
student-oriented professor I have
met at Penn State,” said one ad
visee. “He took a complete inter
est in my goals and ambitions, and
has provided nothing but positive
advice and direction.”
“He has helped guide me in my
academic pursuits as well as per
sonal goals,” another advisee said.
“At a big campus such as Univer
sity Park, it is reassuring to know
that he will listen and genuinely
care if I need someone to talk to.”
“Even now, six years after my
graduation. Dr. Shellenberger
asks about my career goals, and it
is not just casual conversation,”
stated an alumnus. “I guess he is
still my adviser.”
“Dr. Shellenberger has worked
tirelessly over the years to im-
Conservation Reserve Program,
the USDA program that over the
last decade has compensated land
owners for idling and preventing
erosion on 36.5 million acres of the
nation’s most erodible cropland,
would benefit from stricter enroll
ment criteria, streamlined admini
strative procedures and more flexi
bility, according to a new report.
Issued by American Farmland
Trust and the lowa Natural Herit
age Foundation, the report indi
cates only the most environmental
ly sensitive lands should be
enrolled in CRP and removed from
production. It suggests the prog
ram should be simplified to allow
producers to enroll at any time, not
prove student academic advising,”
said Dr. Gabriella Varga, associ
ate professor of animal science.
“He truly cares about students and
does everything he can to help
them have a highly productive and
rewarding undergraduate career at
Penn State.”
Shellenberger has received
many university, local and nation
al awards for excellence in advis
Report Assesses CRP
just during specified sign-up per
iods. It says the CRP should offer a
variety of flexible enrollment
options, including multi-year
leases and permanent and term
easements. In addition, it states
that some limited, economic use
should be allowed on enrolled
land, provided such uses remain
compatible with the program’s
conservation objectives.
‘This report shows that there is
strong, grass-roots support for the,
continuation of the CRP into the
21st century,” said Bryan Petrucci,
director of Resource Conservation
Programs for American Farmland
Trust “It’s one of the best exam
ples we haye of a voluntary,
incentive-based program working
to protect the resource base, and
with a few minor changes, it can be
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In 1991, he received the Excel
lence in Advising Award from
Penn State's Undergraduate Stu
dent Government Academic As
sembly. In 1985, he received the
AMOCO Foundation Award for
Excellence in teaching Perfor
mance. In 1975, he received the
Christian R. and Mary F. Lind
back Award for Distinguished
even better."
The report, ‘The Conservation
Reserve Program; An Assessment
Based on State Leadership Work
shops,” summarizes discussions of
seven state workshops held
throughout the Midwest and Great
Plains in late 1994. AFT, a national
farmland conservation group ba
sed in Washington, D.C., and the
lowa Natural Heritage Founda
tion, sponsored by workshops in
cooperation with local agriculture
and conservation groups in Illi
nois, lowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Nebraska, South Dakota and North
Dakota. Farmers and landowners,
representatives from key state and
federal agencies, as well as conser
vation, agriculture and wildlife
groups all participated in the
Discussions focused on key
areas of the CRP, including con
servation targeting, needed admi-
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Teaching from Penn State.
Shellenberger joined Penn State
as an assistant professor in 1967
and became a full professor in
1977. Before joining Penn State,
he was an associate professor of
agriculture at Tarleton State Col
lege in Texas and a dairy specialist
for the Texas Agricultural Exten
sion Service of Texas A&M Uni
nistrative changes, costs, benefits,
federal budget concerns and poten
tial new enrollment incentives.
The report reflects workshop dis
cussions on these issues, high
lights areas of agreement and con
cern and identifies matters needing
further review.
1 Other report highlights include:
• Desire for more local input on
identifying resource concerns and
targeting land for enrollment.
• Allowing states with qualify
ing land retirement programs to
assume CRP oversight and admi
nistrative functions.
• Using CRP as a tool for eco
nomic development and a way to
help beginning farmers acquire
The report was funded, in part,
by The Joyce Foundation. Limited
quantities are available. Contact
American Farmland Trust at
(202)659-5170 for further
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