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Brad Rugg

State program director, science of agriculture & fairs

Current work, research and interests

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Brad Rugg Rugg has spent much of his 4-H career evaluating animal science-based recognition programs, developing strategies and implementing programs that recognize "purple ribbon kids" above "purple ribbon animals." Under his leadership, Minnesota 4-H has aggressively created a proactive approach to livestock issues and ethics including mandatory interviews for over 2,300 Minnesota State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitors annually and certification in a livestock quality assurance and livestock ethics curriculum he co-authored.

Prior to his move back to the Minnesota 4-H program, he was executive vice president of the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin and field service director for Midland United Dairy Industry Assn. in Ankeny, Iowa.

Academic degrees and experience

Extension Center for Youth Development, St. Paul

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