Mandan News

Morrell named friend of Extension

Ray Morrell (left), of Mandan, executive director of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, receives a Friend of Extension award from NDSU Extension Service Director Chris Boerboom. Submitted photo

 

Ray Morrell, of Mandan, executive director of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, received a Friend of Extension award from NDSU Extension Service Director Chris Boerboom at the Extension and Research Extension Center fall conference Nov. 8 in Fargo. When he served as North Dakota’s state hazard mitigation officer and individual assistance officer in the Department of Emergency Services, Morrell made sure other disaster organizations and agencies realized Extension’s niche of providing research-based disaster education and helped make sure Extension staff and resources were included before, during and after disasters. During the 2011 flooding, Morrell worked with Extension agents on the Souris River Financial Awareness Resource Fair and coordinated information from Extension and others through the State Response and Recovery Center and through ongoing day-to-day phone calls and information sharing.