MASON CITY, IA, March 14, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present James Weldon Kuhlman with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Kuhlman celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A former county extension education director, Mr. Kuhlman was employed at the Cerro Gordo County Extension at Iowa State University in Mason City for 16 years before ultimately retiring in 1997. His extensive background in academia formerly included serving as the director of the Worth County Extension at Iowa State University between 1972 and 1981, an agent of the Buffalo County Extension and graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska between 1959 and 1972, and as an instructor at West Texas State University between 1958 and 1959.
Mr. Kuhlman has also long been known for his passion for farming. A farmer for more than 60 years, he first worked in Buffalo County, NE, from 1964 to 1997, and from 1955 to the present, has been working in Randall County, TX. His knowledge and love for the field has resulted in several books as well. Authoring "The History of the Nance Hereford Ranch" in 1996, he then published "The Block Pasture" in 1998, "From Kirchhatten to Canyon" in 2001, "Reflections through a Milk Bottle: The Nebraska Years" in 2004, "100 Year History of the Kuhlman Farm" in 2012, and "Herman Kuhlman Legendary Immigrant Pioneer Farmer" in 2019.
For nearly 40 years, Mr. Kuhlman has served as a speaker at various civic clubs, the treasurer of River City Trees and chairman of the grants committee for the Mason City Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau. He was also president and treasurer of the Northern Iowa Figure Skating Club and was affiliated with the Congo Agricultural Project with the North Central Office Presbytery. He has been serving on the board of directors and as treasurer of Central Gardens in Clear Lake, IA, since 2005.
Named an honorary member of the Texas State Historical Association, Mr. Kuhlman is also a longtime member of his local Rotary Club, where he served in multiple capacities. He has served as voting director for the national committee of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, was president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees for his local chapter, and chaired the national legislation committee and the IOWA PAC of the Iowa Federation of National Association of Retired Federal Employees, among other roles. He is a longtime member of the Holstein Association of America, the North Central Iowa Genealogy Club, Mason City Chamber of Commerce, the Iowa State University Extension Association, and several other professional societies.
Mr. Kuhlman recently received an Honorary Award from the Randall County Texas Extension Service in 2011, was named to the Iowa Hereford Breeders Association Hall of Fame in 2009 and was named to Iowa's 4-H Hall of Fame in 2005. He also received a Presentation Award from the Rotary Club of Mason City numerous times between 1995 and 2012. He has been showcased in more than 35 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in Finance and Industry. Notably, he is one person who has been president of three different service clubs over his life, including Serforma from 1965 to 1966 where he was the distinguished president at 29 years of age, the Lions Club from 1978 to 1979, and the Mason City Noon Rotary Club from 2008 to 2009.
Mr. Kuhlman has held a Bachelor of Science from West Texas State University since 1959 and a Master of Science from the University of Nebraska since 1961. He served in the Nebraska National Guard 1961 to 1967. Married to his wife Ann Bullock Davis since 1967, Mr. Kuhlman has two wonderful daughters. In his free time, he can often be found writing, working in his garden, practicing photography or studying genealogy. He also owns cattle.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, James Weldon Kuhlman has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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