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August 2009


Congratulations to Dr. Robert (Bobby) Grisso, the Virginia Tech Primary Investigator for AgrAbility Virginia, and Professor of Biological Systems Engineering in Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and farm equipment and safety specialist for Virginia Cooperative Extension, upon his election into the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers' (ASABE) 2009 Class of Fellows. Dr. Grisso was formally presented with the honor at the annual ASABE meeting in Reno, Nev., on June 23. The rank of Fellow is bestowed on less than 2 percent of the society’s members. According to ASABE, a Fellow is “… a member of unusual professional distinction, with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in, or related to, the field of agricultural, food, or biological systems engineering.” Fellows have at least 20 years of experience in the engineering or engineering education field and have been a member of the organization for at least 20 years.

Submitted by: Kirk Ballin