The purpose of the Purdue Agriculture "Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission" Award is to recognize faculty for excellence in integrating and promoting our core mission: discovery, engagement, and learning. This award is to highlight and celebrate faculty who have successfully developed an integrated, comprehensive program that benefits agriculture nationally and/or internationally.
Nominations must 1) identify the importance of the nominee's contributions to discovery, engagement, and learning, 2) define how they are integrated, and, 3) describe the value of their integration to address agricultural problems and issues at the local, regional, national or international level. A strong connection between each of the mission areas and the impact of the integrated programs must be clearly demonstrated.
The award winner will receive an engraved plaque and $10,000 to support his/her integrated agriculture program. Starting in 2008, an individual faculty member will be recognized with this highly prestigious award each year. The award winner will be expected to deliver a presentation describing his/her integrated program in the fall of 2008.
Tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Agriculture, School of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Consumer and Family Sciences that are supported by Hatch, Smith-Lever, McIntire-s, and/or Animal Health funding are eligible for this award.
2008 - Dr. Alan Sutton, Animal Science
2009 - Dr. Bill Field, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
2010 - Dr. Sylvie Brouder, Agronomy
2011 - Dr. Brad Joern, Agronomy
2012 - Dr. Connie Weaver, Foods and Nutrition
2013 - Dr. Ron Turco, Agronomy