Dodds earns 'Outstanding Professional' award
The Iowa Urban and Community Forestry Council named Robert Dodds from ISU Extension and Outreach Region 20 an Outstanding Professional for 2012. The award was presented at the 23rd Annual Urban and Community Forestry Awards Luncheon on April 2, held at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston.
Dodds has worked with ISU Extension and Outreach for over three decades, and became regional director in 2009. For nearly 20 years, Dodds has been on the air every Saturday with his radio show called “Let’s Get Growing,” answering horticulture questions from all over the tri-state area. Through Extension, Dodds has offered a variety of classes including the ISU Master Woodland Managers program as well as the Master Gardener program. Dodds has also been a leader in community outreach and education; it is common to see him in schools throughout the year sharing his knowledge with elementary school children.