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Henry Giese Structures & Environment Award


2017 Recipient - Jerry Wille
Curry-Wille & Associates


Past Recipients of the Award

The Henry Giese Structures & Environment award honors and recognizes outstanding and meritorious significant achievement in advancing the knowledge of science of agricultural structures and environment. 

Equal consideration shall be given to the advancement of teaching, research, design, and basic knowledge of agricultural structures and environment. Agricultural structures and environment shall be considered broadly to include livestock and poultry buildings, plant growth structures, crop and other storage and processing structures, and rural human housing.

The award was established in 1988 and was endowed by the family of Henry Giese. The award commemorates Giese's lifelong accomplishments in farm building design, research and teaching. The award shall consist of a plaque that portrays Henry Giese and reads: "For distinguished service in advancing the knowledge and science of agricultural structures and environment." The plaque, which is mounted on a wooden base, depicts a stylized barn that evokes the relationship between farming and agricultural engineering.

Eligibility: Recipient must be a current ASABE member.

Submission Deadline: October 31

Nomination Instructions: The award nomination form and 3-5 letters of support are to be submitted to the Awards Administrator in electronic format only. The letters of support may be included with the nomination form or sent separately. Each nominee will be considered by the award committee for two additional award years if not selected the first year of consideration for a total of three years.

Nomination Form

Award Committee Bylaws

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