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Purpose

The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Specialist Award recognizes outstanding performance by a regional human environmental sciences 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 human environmental sciences subject-matter specialists who have demonstrated outstanding programming for rural families during the past 18 months and are nominated jointly by the county extension council and the county Farm Bureau are eligible. You may only receive this award once.

Criteria

Nominees are evaluated on:

  • Recognized competence in their field.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to develop and deliver high-quality educational programs for individuals and families.
  • Knowledge of the county's educational program needs.
  • Effectiveness in establishing relationships with the county extension council, county commission, county Farm Bureau, local legislators, agency personnel and community 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: Amy Bartels

2019: Lindsey Stevenson

2018: Rebecca Sue Blocker

2016: Sarah Marie Traub

2014: Patricia Louise Snodgrass

2012: Jessica Lynn Trussell

2011: Susan L. Mills-Gray

2010: Melissa M. Bess

2009: Tamara Thomas Roberts

2008: Rebecca J. Travnichek

2005: Wendeline S. Brumbaugh