Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Agricultural Specialist Award
The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Agriculture Specialist Award recognize 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 agriculturalist or agriculture subject-matter specialist who have demonstrated outstanding program delivery during the past 18 months and are nominated jointed 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, 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.
Nominations and selection
County extension councils, extension faculty and staff members, manufacturers or other agencies may nominate an individual specialist.
Nominations for the 2020 awards will be accepted May 18 — June 15. Nominators will be directed through a simple form consisting of brief text fields, drop-down selection boxes, and a single description of why your nominee is deserving of the award. Note: Nominator name and contact information are not required fields; you may nominate anonymously or self-nominate.
Nominees will be contacted in June to complete an electronic application form, with many fields auto-populated from the nomination form. The nominee may edit this information, complete a single narrative describing their work, and attach a current CV (for faculty awards). Applications for the 2020 awards will be accepted through July 17. References will then be contacted for a simple statement of support as part of the final selection process.
Nominations are reviewed by the Fellowship and Awards Committee appointed by the vice chancellor for extension. The committee – composed of representatives of UMEA, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the University of Missouri campuses and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement – makes recommendations to the vice chancellor, who makes the final selection.
Award will be presented at annual conference or its equivalent.
|2019||Patricia Barrett||2009||Karisha V. Devlin||1995||Kenneth A. Bolte, Roger Lee Eakins, Thomas L. Hansen|
|2018||Zachary L. Erwin||2008||Eugene G. Schmitz||1994||Richard Wayne Clark, Gary D. Hoette|
|2017||Darla Lea Campbell||2007||Timothy W. Horton||1993||Don Ray Day, Leo William Reber|
|2016||Robert A. Kelly||2006||Sutro Wayne Shannon||1992||Eldon Willard Cole|
|2015||Jennifer Schutter||2005||Scott Collin Killpack||1991||Harold F. Mammen, Wayne R. Prewitt, Sarah J. Swofford|
|2014||Todd E. Lorenz||2001||Mark Alan Stewart||1990||Tony Ray Rickard, Donald Wayne Utlaut|
|2013||C Tim Schnakenberg||2000||Jesse Claude Owsley, Brent A. Robinson||1989||Albert L. Kennett|
|2012||Wayne Edwin Flanary||1999||Charles E. Browning, Matthew David Herring||1988||James E. Garrett, James E. Kennel|
|2011||James J W Crawford||1998||Gerald Guy Bryan, Karla J. Deaver||1986||Ronald D. Young|
|2010||Travis W. Harper||1996||Melvin Brees, Raymond A. Nabors, Dean W. Wilson|