Annual Recognition Awards

Annual Recognition Awards
Call For Nominations

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Nominations for 2018 APRES Awards are now being accepted. Eligibility rules and nominating guidelines can be found on the APRES website www.apresinc.com under the Call for Papers tab. Nominations with supporting documentation should be sent to the Chairman of the Award. Winners will be announced at the Business Meeting during the 2018 Annual Meeting, July 10-12 at the Doubletree Hotel in Willliamsburg, VA.

Coyt T. Wilson Distinguished Service Award
The award recognizes an individual who best emulates Dr. Coyt T. Wilson who contributed freely of his time and service to APRES during its formative years. Active members with five years of membership and service to APRES in the area(s) of committee appointments, officer duties, editorial boards, or special assignments are eligible.
Award: $1,000 cash and recognition plaque
Chairman:  Jason Woodward, Texas A&M University  –  jewoodward@ag.tamu.edu

APRES Fellow Award
Fellows are active members of the Society who have been nominated to receive the honor of fellowship by other active members, recommended by the Fellows Committee, and elected by the APRES Board of Directors. The nominee should have made outstanding contributions in an area of specialization whether in research, extension or administration and whether in public, commercial or private service activities.
Award: Plaque, Certificate, Recognition of Accomplishments entered into the Proceedings
Chairman:  Eric Prostko, University of Georgia  –  eprostko@uga.edu

Dow AgroSciences Award for Excellence in Research
The award recognizes an individual or team for excellence in research­‐career performance or for an outstanding current research achievement of significant benefit to the peanut industry.
Award: $1000 cash, Plaque to the Individual or Team Leader, Certificates for Team Members
Chairman:  Michael Baring, Texas A&M University  –  m-baring@tamu.edu

Dow AgroSciences Award for Excellence in Education
The award recognizes an individual or team for excellence in educational program­‐career performance or for an outstanding current research achievement of significant benefit to the peanut industry.
Award: $1000 cash, Plaque to the Individual or Team Leader, Certificates for Team Members
Chairman:  Michael Baring, Texas A&M University  –  m-baring@tamu.edu

 

Additional APRES Awards

Joe Sugg Graduate Student Competition
(Sponsored by North Carolina Peanut Growers Association)
Graduate student are invited to participate in the oral presentation competition. Interested students should submit an online abstract for consideration by March 31st.
Award: 1st Place=$500 2nd Place=$250
Chairman:  Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia  –  kemerait@uga.edu

Bailey Award
The Bailey Award was established in honor of Wallace K. Bailey, an eminent peanut scientist and recognizes the best paper presented at the previous year’s Annual Meeting. All session papers presented by APRES members at the Annual Meeting are eligible. Nominations are selected based on the oral paper presentation at the previous year’s Annual Meeting, and final awards are made after critiquing submitted manuscripts.
Award: Bookends awarded to speaker; Additional Authors recognized in the Proceedings and APRES website
Chairman:  John Damicone, Oklahoma State University –   john.damicone@okstate.edu

Graduate Student Poster Competition
(Sponsored by National Peanut Board)
Brand new for 2018…. Graduate student are invited to participate in a poster competition. Interested students should submit an online abstract for consideration by March 31st.
Award: 1st Place=$450 2nd Place=$150
Chairman:  Tom Stalker, North Carolina State University  –  tom_stalker@ncsu.edu

Bayer Peanut Education for Excellence Program
Sponsored by Bayer, this recognition program is designed to demonstrate how County Extension Agents take Applied Research and Extension programs and provide excellent technology transfer to their peanut producers. Bayer will recognize the contributions of one outstanding County Extension Agent from each of the major peanut producing states (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas). Sponsored Agents are required to prepare an abstract and make an oral presentation at the APRES Annual Meeting. Contact your state Extension peanut specialist/agronomist for more information.
Award: A Trip to the APRES Annual Meeting (Agent registration, travel, lodging, and meals)

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