Nominations sought for University Teaching in Food and Ag Sciences awards

USDA is soliciting nominations for its 2007 National Awards Program for Excellence in University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences. The nomination deadline is March 15.

This awards program honor excellences in college and university teaching. Recipients are recognized during the national NASULGC convention. They also a stipend, plaque, and recognition from USDA.

Awards will be presented in National, Regional, and New Teacher categories in the “Food and Agricultural Sciences”, defined as:

“…teaching activities concerned with the production, processing, marketing, distribution, conservation, consumption, research, and development of food and agriculturally related products and services, inclusive of academic programs in agriculture, natural resources, forestry, veterinary medicine, human sciences – family and consumer sciences, and closely allied fields.”

A teacher nominee must hold a full-time appointment as an active faculty member as of the nominee submission due date, and have responsibility for teaching in an area of the food and agricultural sciences. Teacher nominees must be employed by a college or university that (1) confers a baccalaureate or higher degree in at least one area of the food and agricultural sciences for which the teacher is nominated, (2) has demonstrated a commitment to the food and agricultural sciences, and (3) attributes a high priority to its education mission.

Complete award program description, nomination guidelines, and nomination forms are available on line at:

Please take the time now to start the nomination process to recognize your very best educators!