The purpose of this awards is to recognize outstanding Department of Agronomy alumni and to foster closer relationships between the award recipients and students, faculty, staff, and other alumni. All alumni of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (Agronomy) are eligible. This includes graduates of all associate, baccalaureate, master's, and Ph.D. programs. Nominations are due January 15.
The first recipient of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (Agronomy) Distinguished Alumni Award was honored in 2003. The recipients of these awards to date (and the degrees they earned from Penn State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (Agronmy)) are listed below.