Distinguished Agriculture Alumni​

The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award was created in 1992 to recognize mid-career alumni of Purdue's College of Agriculture. Honorees must have a demonstrated record of outstanding accomplishments, have made significant contributions to his/her profession or society in general, and exhibit high potential for future professional growth. Selections are made by a committee comprised of the Dean of Agriculture, associate deans, assistant dean, department heads and unit directors. Typically, ten or fewer alumni are selected to receive the award. Recipients will be recognized in a convocation on  the West Lafayette campus.     

Honorees must be in attendance to receive the award. 

Deadline for nominations: September each year - specifically September 12, 2022 this year


Previous Winners 

Nomination Guidelines  - deadline is September 12, 2022
Nomination Form - deadline is September 12, 2022

2022 Distinguished Ag Alumni

Top Row L-R: Elizabeth Bower (Agronomy '90), Natasha Cox (Ag Econ '04), Anna Dilger (Animal Science '02 & 04')
Bottom Row L-R: Sarah Leaskey (HLA '07), Katie Rippel (Food Science '02 & '03 ),  Gordon Vail (Botany and Plant Pathology '94)