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Purpose

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.

Award

A representative of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation presents a symbol of recognition to the recipient.

Eligibility

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.

Criteria

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.

Nomination submission

To learn more about deadlines, submission instructions and other important information, please visit the awards home page:

nomination process

Award recipients

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