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


Distinguished Agriculture Alumni - 2021 honorees

Distinguished Agriculture Alumni - 2020 honorees

Previous Winners


Nomination Guidelines  - updates coming soon
Nomination Form - updates coming soon

2020 - 2021  Distinguished Ag Alumni

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Top Row L-R: Veronica Acosta-Martinez (2020), W. Kess Berg (2021), Kelly Brayton (2020)
Middle Row L-R: Rachel Cumberbatch (2021), Curt Emenhiser (2020), Trey Hill (2020), Marvin N. Miller (2020), Ryan Millett (2020)
Bottom Row L-R: Kristen Page (2020), Warren P. Preston (2020),  Jing-Ke Weng (2021), Cathy H. Wu (2020), Amanda Wuestefeld (2021)