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North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)

OFFICE MANAGING THE AWARD PROCESS: Office of Academic Programs

DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall (See www.nactateachers.org)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Early February

ELIGIBILITY: Nominees for the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture NACTA award must be CALS faculty.

SPECIFICS: The NACTA award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to teaching in agricultural sciences. The dossier for the nominee should include:

  • Courses taught, including subject, size, growth, innovative aspects
  • Undergraduate and graduate advising
  • Interactions with students and colleagues outside of class   
  • Mentoring and motivating students
  • Account of how teaching is kept current
  • Student and colleague comments (direct quotes are appropriate)
  •  Cornell/national/international dimension e.g., committee service related to teaching, discussions led at teaching workshops and conferences.

PRESENTED AT: Dean's Awards Dinner

Previous Awardees of The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Since 1996

1996

Timothy J. Fahey, Natural Resources

1997

Michael L. Thonney, Animal Science

1998

Gene A. German, Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics

1999

Barbara A. Knuth, Natural Resources

2000

Robert A. Milligan, Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics

2002

Joseph B. Yavitt, Natural Resources

2003

Syed S. H. Rizvi, Food Science

2004

Brent A. Gloy, Applied Economics and Management

2005

Arthur J. Lembo, Jr., Crop and Soil Sciences

2006

Ian A. Merwin, Horticulture

2007

Nina L. Bassuk, Horticulture

2008

Karl J. Niklas, Plant Biology

2009

Wayne A. Knoblauch, Applied Economics and Management

2010

Martin Wiedmann, Food Science

2013

Joseph B. Yavitt, Natural Resources

2014

Peter Hobbs, Crop and Soil Sciences

2016 Michael Van Amburgh, Animal Science