New award supports grad student travel to organic ag conferences

A new award, supported by Roger Blobaum, has been established for CALS graduate students wishing to travel to organic agriculture conferences. Blobaum, a CALS Honorary Recognition Award recipient in 2013, has been a leader in organic research, education, advocacy and policymaking since the 1970s. The award is managed by the horticulture department, but is available to be used by all CALS students for the purpose stated.

Roger Blobaum Student Travel Fund

Purpose: To support organic farming conference travel for College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) graduate students that are engaged in organic research in CALS. Funds should be used to cover expenses related to conferences such as travel, registration, meals and lodging. The conference must take place during the 2015 calendar year.


  • Student must be a full-time CALS Graduate Student conducting organic research (Undergraduate students may be considered for an award if they are planning to engage in organic research later in their academic career)
  • The event that the student is attending must be identified as a conference on organic agriculture

For details about how to apply, download this form: Roger_Blobaum_Student_Travel_Fund.

Deadline: February 1st, 2015

For questions, contact Katheryn Jones at