College of Agriculture Team Award


The Purdue Agriculture TEAM Award was created in 1995 to recognize the interdisciplinary team achievements of faculty and staff.


  • Teams must consist of three or more Purdue faculty and/or administrative-professional staff.(Note: Teams are also encouraged to include clerical/service staff who make substantial contributions to the project's success.)
  • At least two of the faculty or AP staff must be from the College of Agriculture.
  • Team projects should include activities in one or more College mission areas of teaching, research, and extension.
  • Teams with international activities in any of the three mission areas are eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • Teams must have made demonstrable short- and/or long-term impact, preferably in more than one of the mission areas.


  • Identify the issue/opportunity that the team addressed and the group(s) impacted/served by the team activity.
  • Explain how team contributions support the mission of Purdue Agriculture in teaching, research, and/or extension.
  • Describe the interdisciplinary nature of the activity.
  • Provide evidence of innovation/scholarship/creativity resulting from the work of the team.
  • Discuss how the collaboration affected the outcome of the effort.
  • Nomination document must describe the short- and/or long-term impact of the project, preferably with objective data supporting the same. The strength of the application will be enhanced when impact is demonstrated in more than one of the mission areas of teaching, research, and extension.
  • Describe how the team's impact could NOT have occurred in the absence of the team.


  • May be submitted by any Purdue faculty or AP staff member.
  • Maximum of four pages (minimum 12-point Times New Roman, 8.5" x 11" paper with one-inch margins).  The nomination must address most, if not all, of the criteria listed above.
  • Appendix must include a one-page list of members, a one-page vita for each team member, and any supporting materials, as appropriate.
  • The total nomination packet must not exceed 50 pages.
  • Unsuccessful nominations may be updated and re-submitted two times for consideration (a maximum of three years).
  • An electronic copy must be submitted to the Dean of Agriculture's Office at agdean@purdue.eduPlease use the checklist on the cover sheet to be sure your nomination meets the requirements.
Due Date:            5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Contact:             Julia Jones, 

Previous Recipients

List of TEAM Award Winners
2023 Purdue Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment Team
2022 Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team
2021 Purdue Landscape Report Team
2020 Tipping Point Planner Team
2019 Small Farm Team
2018 Indiana Dicamba Response Team
2017 Purdue Grain Storage and Handling Safety Team
2016 Purdue Improved Crops Storage (PICS)
2015 Useful to Usable (U2U) Team
2014 Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels Team
2013 Imprelis Herbicide Injury Response Team
2012 Purdue zipTrips Team
2011 Purdue Afghanistan Team
2010 Confined Animal Feeding Operations Team
2009 Integrated Corn Ethanol Co-Products Team
2008 Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center
2007 Purdue Ag Innovation and Commercialization Center (AICC)/New Ventures Team
2006 Biosensor Detection Team
2005 Purdue Agricultural Air Quality (PAAQ) Team
2004 Turf Science Program
2003 Study Abroad Team
2002 Purdue Land Use
2001 CystX
2000 Small Grains Research
1999 Post-Harvest Grain Quality Program
1998 International Sorghum and Millet Collaborative Research Program (INTSORMIL)
1997 Purdue Wine Grape Program
1996 Swine Production Team
1995 Breaking New Ground Outreach Program