UW-Extension in Green County annually presents an award to an area organization or individual in recognition of their outstanding commitment to UW-Extension’s educational outreach and research programs in the county. The recipient of the 2016 Friend of Extension Award is Monroe Engraving, Inc. owned by Daryl & Kari Fernstaedt.
Ellen Andrews, UW-Extension 4H Youth Development Educator, presented the award at the October Morning Optimist Meeting, held on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Andrews announced “Monroe Engraving, Inc. has produced thousands of trophies over the years for use in UW-Extension and partner programs, and at the Green County Fair Junior Shows. Their precision to detail and accuracy in producing the awards makes coordinating enormous projects, including Green County Fair Junior Show trophies, more manageable each year. Their willingness to make sure the awards are completed, even at the “eleventh” hour due to program and participant changes, is extremely appreciated.” Daryl & Kari have always stepped up to go the extra mile to provide positive, professional recognition. Monroe Engraving even goes so far as supporting the youth of Green County by sponsoring several of the County Fair trophies awarded.
In addition to the Green County Fair, Monroe Engraving assists Green County UW-Extension with numerous other award areas including: 4H, Master Gardeners, and Green County Leaders to name a few. Daryl & Kari’s dedication allows us to provide rewarding recognition and achievement for education and life skills learned to many of our Green County residents, which helps us succeed in completing the mission of Green County UW-Extension.