Early Career Achievement Award Winners
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources prepares its graduates to succeed at the highest levels of their chosen career path. The Early Career Achievement Award recognizes two former CASNR students who have found early success in their careers.
Shane Robinson is a native of Hollis, OK. He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Education in 1998 from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s in Agriculture from OSU in 2000. Robinson taught agriculture at Sapulpa High School from 2000 to 2003. He earned his doctorate in 2006 from the University of Missouri. After serving on the faculty at the University of Kentucky, he joined the department of Agricultural Education in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University in 2007 where he holds a teaching/extension position.
Dr. Robinson has taught 11 different courses, three as first-time offerings, in a variety of face-to-face and distance platforms. His students praise both his courses and his teaching as extraordinary. His scholarly line of inquiry focuses on the types of human capital needed for employment in the agricultural industry, with special emphasis on agricultural education teachers. He has published 31 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented 56 papers and 29 posters at regional and national research conferences.
Dr. Robinson has presented workshops to agricultural education teachers and Extension educators at locations across the state and nation. He was recognized as the Outstanding Young Member at the 2012 Southern Region American Association for Agricultural Education and was named the department’s Outstanding Graduate Advisor for 2009-2010. Dr. Robinson and his wife, Erin, have three children – Parker, Ella, and Walker.
Jason Harvey, a native of Beggs, Oklahoma, graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1995 with a B.S. in Agricultural Education and a minor in Agronomy. He earned his M.S. in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University in 1997.
Harvey has worked for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, & Forestry in the Market Development Division for the past 15 years. His role has included assisting specialty crop producers and communities in establishing farmer’s markets and working with over 350 agricultural entrepreneurs to promote their products through his coordination of the Made in Oklahoma program. Currently he is the Grants Coordinator for the Market Development Division where he administers over $2 million in federal and state funds for programs that are designed to develop or improve uses for agricultural products and expand the state’s production of value-added products.
Harvey is involved with many statewide 4-H and FFA youth activities. He serves as a general livestock superintendent at the Tulsa State Fair where he helps coordinate the open and junior market cattle, sheep, goat and swine shows. In addition, Harvey serves on the swine committee at the Oklahoma Youth Expo and conducts cattle grading competitions across the state.
Harvey served on the OSU Agriculture Alumni Board from 2003-2009 and was the organization’s president in 2006 and 2007. During that time he was also a member of the OSU Leadership Council. Harvey is a graduate of Class 11 of the Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program. Jason and wife Melanie (a 2002 OSU accounting graduate) have a 6 month old daughter, Alyse.