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MSU professor honored by ag teaching group

October 7, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – Tracy Dougher, an associate professor of horticulture at Montana State University, has received the Western Regional Outstanding Teacher Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. 

To qualify for the award, a NACTA member must currently be on a full-time appointment involving at least 25 percent teaching and have previously received the NACTA Teacher Fellow Award – Dougher was named a fellow in 2011.

Dougher's current research includes commercializing the production of native Montana plants. She serves as a member of the MSU Teaching Excellence Action Committee and chair of the NACTA 2014 Planning Committee.

The NACTA Regional Outstanding Teacher Award is presented to one individual from each of five regions (Eastern, Southern, Central, Western and Canadian).  Less than 1 percent of the NACTA membership receives the Regional Outstanding Teacher Awards each year. 

NACTA seeks to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in agricultural, environmental, natural and life sciences.

Contact: Tracy Dougher, (406) 994-6772,