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Jerry Apps      

Rural Life Author & Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jerry Apps is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of more than 35 books including novels, children's books and historical nonfiction about rural and country life.

He is a former publications editor for UW-Extension, an acquisitions editor for the McGraw-Hill Book Company, and editor of a national professional journal.

Apps has won awards for his writing from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Library Association (the 2007 Notable Authors Award), American Library Association, Foreword Magazine, Midwest Independent Publishers Association, Robert E. Gard Foundation, The Wisconsin Council for Writers (the 2007 Major Achievement Award), Upper Midwest Booksellers, and Barnes and Noble Bookstores, among others. In 2010 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Science, was named a Fellow by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters in 2012, and was named to the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2016, hen won the White Cedar Outstanding Teaching Award from The Clearing.

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