MAEP recognizes professional excellence and achievement of members with a number of state and national awards. Chapter awards nominations and selection are carried out by the chapter.
The purpose of the Achievement Award Program is to encourage and recognize excellence in the field of professional Extension for members with less than 10 years of service.
The Achievement Award shall be awarded to Agents with less than 10 years of service in Cooperative Extension Service who have exhibited excellence in the field of professional Extension. Nominees must be members of the State and National Association the year that they receive the award and have the approval of their state Extension Director. Recipient must attend NACAA Annual Meeting to receive award, unless exempted by Committee Chair because of extenuating circumstances.
2022 — Jennifer Lutes
2021 — Reagan Bluel, Dairy Field Specialist, Mt. Vernon, MO and Juan Cabrera-Garcia, Ast Research Professor, Kansas City, MO
2020 — Kelly McGowan, Horticulture Field Specialist, Springfield, MO
2019 — Kate Kammler, Horticulture Field Specialist, Ste. Genevieve, MO
2018 — Valerie Tate, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Linneus, MO
2017 — Travis Harper, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Clinton, MO
2016 — Sarah Denkler, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Poplar Bluff, MO
2015 — Joni Harper, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Versailles, MO
2014 — Patrick Byers, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Springfield, MO
2013 — Randa Doty, Regional Ag Business Specialist, Maryville, MO
2012 — James Quinn, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Jefferson City, MO
2011 — Jim Humphrey, Regional Extension Livestock, Savannah, MO
2010 — Jennifer Schutter, Regional Extension Horticulture Specialist, Kirksville, MO
2009 — Amie Schleicher, Regional Extension Livestock, Rock Port, MO
2008 — Karisha Devlin, Regional Extension Ag Business Specialist, Edina, MO
2007 — Marcia Shannon, State Extension Swine Nutrition Specialist, Columbia, MO
Distinguished Service Award
The purpose of the Distinguished Service Award Program is to encourage and recognize excellence in the field of professional Extension for members with more than 10 years of service.
The Distinguished Service Award shall be presented to members who have served at least 10 years as members of the Cooperative Extension Service, who have conducted outstanding programs, are held in high esteem by their fellow workers, and are approved by the State Director of Extension. They must be members of their State and National associations the year that they are selected. Recipient must attend NACAA Annual Meeting to receive award, unless exempted by Committee Chair because of extenuating circumstances.
2022 — Amie Schleicher
2021 — Darla Campbell, CES in Ag and Environment, Lancaster, MO and Karen Funkenbusch, Extension Instructor, Columbia, MO
2020 — Patrick Byers, Horticulture Field Specialist, Marshfield, MO
2019 — Karisha Devlin, Ag Business Field Specialist, Edina, MO
2018 — Brent Carpenter, Regional Ag Business Specialist, Sedalia, MO
2017 — Todd Lorenz, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Boonville, MO
2016 — Jim Crawford, Regional Natural Resource Engineer Specialist, Rock Port, MO
2015 — Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Oregon, MO
2014 — Matthew Herring, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Union, MO
2013 — Kent Shannon, Regional Natural Resource Engineer Specialist, Columbia, MO
2012 — Thomas R. Fowler, Regional Horticulture Specialist, St. Joseph, MO
2011 — Ted Probert, Regional Dairy Specialist, Hartville, MO
2010 — Wayne Prewitt, Regional Ag Business Specialist, Nevada, MO
2009 — Dan Downing, State Water Quality Specialist, Columbia, MO
2008 — Roger Eakins, Regional Extension Livestock Specialist, Jackson, MO
2007 — Randy Saner, Regional Extension Livestock Specialist, West Plains, MO
2007 — Bob Broz, State Extension Water Quality Program Director, Columbia, MO
NACAA Hall of Fame Award
The purpose of the Hall of Fame Award is to recognize individuals for demonstrated commitment, dedication and effective leadership in job performance as an outstanding educator, consideration for association involvement at both the state and national level, and outstanding humanitarian service. This award recognizes members with sustained and distinguished careers.
All current and life members of the are eligible, except previous winners. The candidate must have previously been awarded the Distinguished Service Award (DSA).
2007 — Ray Davis, Retired Agriculture Specialist
Ray Davis received the Hall of Fame Award from MAEP in 2007. Ray began his extension career in 1958 and retired in 1989.
Learn about Ray Davis’s career with Extension (PDF).
2006 — Eldon Cole, Livestock Specialist, Lawrence County
Eldon Cole received the first Hall of Fame Award from MAEP. It was presented by then President Parman Green at the Missouri Galaxy Conference in October 2006. Eldon began his extension career in 1964.
Learn about Eldon Cole’s career with extension (PDF).
Ag Leader Award
MAEP members have all worked with people who have provided outstanding support in our programs and really stand out in their support of Missouri agriculture. The MAEP Ag Leadership Award is a great way to acknowledge them.
Any farmer, agribusiness person, administrator, media or agriculture agency employee who has provided leadership in Missouri agriculture and through the University of Missouri. The executive committee will review all applications. An award presentation may be made at the annual meeting during Annual Fall Conference if the nominee is available to attend, or can be made locally at other functions.
Dr. David Patterson
Mr. Webster Davis
Mervin and Ginny Wallace, Missouri Wildflower Nursery, Jefferson City, Missouri
Denis and Lynn Turner, Hartville, Missouri
Morris Westfall, Halfway, Missouri
Kenny Spooler, Jackson, Missouri
Dr. Anson Elliot, Professor and Department Head, School of Agriculture at Missouri State University
Jules and Alice Willott, Audrain County, Missouri
Dan Cassidy, Missouri Farm Bureau, Jefferson City, Missouri
Mike Kasten, 4-M Ranch, Millersville, Missouri
Steve Flick, Mark Schuchmann, Wayne Vassar, Show Me Energy, Centerview, Missouri
Norman Kilmer, Morgan County Seeds, Barnett, Missouri
Duane Dailey, Professor Emeritus of Extension Education, Columbia, Missouri
Rod Dixon, The Constitution Tribune, Chillicothe, Missouri
Ryland Utlaut, Mid-Missouri Energy, Malta Bend, Missouri
Ron and Laverne Flatt, Flatt Farms, Centralia, Missouri
Dr. Abner Womack, Fred V. Heinkle Professor of Ag Economics, Columbia, Missouri
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