The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Agriculture Specialist Award recognizes outstanding performance by a regional agriculture faculty member. Individuals must be nominated jointly by the county Farm Bureau board and the county extension council.
A representative of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation presents a symbol of recognition to the recipient.
Regional extension agriculturalists or agriculture subject-matter specialists who have demonstrated outstanding program delivery during the past 18 months and are nominated jointly by the county Farm Bureau board and the county extension council are eligible. You may only receive this award once.
Nominees are evaluated on:
- Recognized competence in their field, and knowledge of the people of the county, its agriculture and history.
- Demonstrated leadership and ability to help people solve problems.
- Established identity as the agricultural extension contact who provides prompt, accurate and satisfying assistance through effective communication and to inform people of agricultural program opportunities, plans, activities and progress.
- Effectiveness of relationships with the county extension council, county commission, local legislators, agency personnel, general farm organizations, and community and civic groups.
NOTE: Individuals must be nominated jointly by the county Farm Bureau board and the county extension council. At the time of application, a letter will be required from a representative of the local Farm Bureau supporting the nomination.
To learn more about deadlines, submission instructions and other important information, please visit the awards home page:
2020: Rusty Lee III
2019: Patricia Barrett
2018: Zachary L. Erwin
2017: Darla Lea Campbell
2016: Robert A. Kelly
2015: Jennifer Schutter
2014: Todd E. Lorenz
2013: C. Tim Schnakenberg
2012: Wayne Edwin Flanary
2011: James J W Crawford
2010: Travis W. Harper
2009: Karisha V. Devlin
2008: Eugene G. Schmitz
2007: Timothy W. Horton
2006: Sutro Wayne Shannon
2005: Scott Collin Killpack
2001: Mark Alan Stewart
2000: Jesse Claude Owsley, Brent A. Robinson
1999: Charles E. Browning, Matthew David Herring
1998: Gerald Guy Bryan, Karla J. Deaver
1996: Melvin Brees, Raymond A. Nabors, Dean W. Wilson
1995: Kenneth A. Bolte, Roger Lee Eakins, Thomas L. Hansen
1994: Richard Wayne Clark, Gary D. Hoette
1993: Don Ray Day, Leo William Reber
1992: Eldon Willard Cole
1991: Harold F. Mammen, Wayne R. Prewitt, Sarah J. Swofford
1990: Tony Ray Rickard, Donald Wayne Utlaut
1989: Albert L. Kennett
1988: James E. Garrett, James E. Kennel
1986: Ronald D. Young