MADISON (WKOW) -- Every year, the University of Wisconsin's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences give out an award to those who have outstanding work in the agricultural industry.
Associate Dean of External Communications Heidi Zoerb says the awards have been given out for more than 100 years.
This year, Tom Pfaff of Pfaff's Prairie Dairy Farm in Melrose got an honorary recognition award for opening his farm to students, staff, and researchers.
One of the researchers, Heather White, says "Tom is one of those producers that's very progressive and very interested in knowing if things work and why they work and so he's very interested in helping those of us doing research so that we can always move the field forward."
Pfaff says, "What they learn in the trails they run is for all farmers to learn and grow from."
Receiving honorary recognition along with Pfaff was Faye Jones and George Roemer. The Distinguished Alumni Awards went to Michael P. Doyle and Robert R. Spitzer. The Distinguished Service Award went to Nolin Benevenga. You can learn more about the honorees on the university's website.