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Call for Nominations for the Fritz Friday Chair for Vegetable Production Research

Nominations are now being accepted for the Fritz Friday Chair for Vegetable Production Research. The chair was established by Mr. Fritz Friday, owner and CEO of the Friday Canning Corporation in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The chair is awarded to a faculty member in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) who demonstrates outstanding research and service in the area of vegetable production.

The Fritz Friday Chair for Vegetable Production Research provides the recipient with an annual research allocation of $30,000 that can be used in support of research activities, including supplies, equipment, research assistants, publications, and other activities that enhance the work of the faculty member and his or her interaction with the vegetable industry. The appointment is for a five-year term. After five years, nominations for the chair are re-opened. Current or past recipients may be nominated and considered for reappointment.

The nomination packet should contain only the following items:

  1. A brief cover letter of nomination from the nominee’s department chair
  2. A description of the nominee’s research program and its significance, specifically related to the nominee’s contributions and future plans in the area of vegetable production research (limit to two pages single-spaced)
  3. A description of the nominee’s service and outreach accomplishments, specifically related to the nominee’s contributions and future plans in the area of vegetable production service (limit to two pages single-spaced)
  4. The nominee’s current CV

A committee chosen from among the faculty members of the CALS Research Advisory Committee will be asked to recommend a recipient. Nominations must be submitted electronically to Julie Scharm (julie.scharm@wisc.edu) in the CALS Dean’s Office by Friday, April 27, 2018. Late and incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

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