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.
2020 — Kelly McGowan, Horticulture Field Specialist, Springfield, Missouri
2019 — Kate Kammler, Horticulture Field Specialist, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri
2018 —Valerie Tate, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Linneus, Missouri
2017 — Travis Harper, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Clinton, Missouri
2016 — Sarah Denkler, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
2015 —Joni Harper, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Versailles, Missouri
2014 — Patrick Byers, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Springfield, Missouri
2013 — Randa Doty, Regional Ag Business Specialist, Maryville, Missouri
2012 — James Quinn, Regional Horticulture Specialist, Jefferson City, Missouri
2011 — Jim Humphrey, Regional Extension Livestock, Savannah, Missouri
2010 — Jennifer Schutter, Regional Extension Horticulture Specialist, Kirksville, Missouri
2009 — Amie Schleicher, Regional Extension Livestock, Rock Port, Missouri
2008 — Karisha Devlin, Regional Extension Ag Business Specialist, Edina, Missouri
2007 — Marcia Shannon, State Extension Swine Nutrition Specialist, Columbia, Missouri
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.
2020 — Patrick Byers, Horticulture Field Specialist, Marshfield, Missouri
2019 — Karisha Devlin, Ag Business Field Specialist, Edina, Missouri
2018 — Brent Carpenter, Regional Ag Business Specialist, Sedalia, Missouri
2017 — Todd Lorenz, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Boonville, Missouri
2016 — Jim Crawford, Regional Natural Resource Engineer Specialist, Rock Port, Missouri
2015 — Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Oregon, Missouri
2014 — Matthew Herring, Regional Agronomy Specialist, Union, Missouri
2013 — Kent Shannon, Regional Natural Resource Engineer Specialist, Columbia, Missouri
2012 — Thomas R. Fowler, Regional Horticulture Specialist, St. Joseph, Missouri
2011 — Ted Probert, Regional Dairy Specialist, Hartville, Missouri
2010 — Wayne Prewitt, Regional Ag Business Specialist, Nevada, Missouri
2009 — Dan Downing, State Water Quality Specialist, Columbia, Missouri
2008 — Roger Eakins, Regional Extension Livestock Specialist, Jackson, Missouri
2007 — Randy Saner, Regional Extension Livestock Specialist, West Plains, Missouri
2007 — Bob Broz, State Extension Water Quality Program Director, Columbia, Missouri
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.
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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