Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Human Environmental Sciences Specialist Award
The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Specialist Awards recognize outstanding performance by a regional human environmental sciences faculty member. Individuals must be nominated jointly by the county Farm Bureau board and the county extension council.
A representative of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation presents a symbol of recognition to the recipient.
Regional extension human environmental sciences subject-matter specialists who have demonstrated outstanding programming for rural families during the past 18 months and are nominated jointly by the county extension council and the county Farm Bureau are eligible.
Nominees will be evaluated on:
- Recognized competence in their field.
- Demonstrated leadership and ability to develop and deliver high-quality educational programs for individuals and families.
- Knowledge of the county's educational program needs.
- Effectiveness in establishing relationships with the county extension council, county commission, county Farm Bureau, local legislators, agency personnel and community civic groups.
Nominations and selection
Nomination materials should include a nomination form, a three- to five-page narrative that addresses the award criteria, a resume or a current vitae with focus on how it relates to the award. A minimum of three letters of support are required: one must be from the nominee’s supervisor, one from the local county extension council and one from the local Farm Bureau board. Additional letters of support (limit of two) may be provided (but not required) from colleagues and clientele.
Nominations are reviewed by the Fellowship and Awards Committee appointed by the vice provost for extension. The committee — composed of representatives of UMEA, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the University of Missouri campuses and the Office of the Vice Provost — makes recommendations to the vice provost, who makes the final selection.
Submit nominations to:
MU Extension Awards Committee
103 Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Award will be presented at annual conference or its equivalent (Galaxy).
Missouri Farm Bureau Federation Outstanding Specialist Awards Nomination Form (PDF)
2012 Velynda Jo Cameron
2011 Jeremy J. Elliott-Engel
2010 Nancy Elkins Mense
2009 Tamara T. Roberts
2008 Rebecca J. Travnichek
2005 Wendeline S. Brumbaugh