John Deere Gold Medal
2012 Recipient - James W.
University of Florida
Recognizing distinguished achievement in the application of
science and art to the soil, this award honors engineering ways and
means for improved manipulation, use and conservation of soil and
water resources. The achievement resulted in applications of a new
concept, product, art, or science that advanced the development of
agriculture. The award is sponsored by the John Deere Foundation,
Deere & Company, Moline, IL.
In 1837, John Deere forged a piece of saw blade into a
plow-form, creating the world's first all-steel moldboard. Once
century later in 1937, his descendants established the John Deere
award to recognize "Distinguished Achievement in the Application of
Science and Art to the Soil." Those words are inscribed on a
handsome gold medal.
Eligibility: Recipient and nominator(s) must be
current ASABE members.
Submission Deadline: October 31
Nomination Instructions: The award nomination
form and 3-5 letters of support are to be submitted to Carol Flautt 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
Past Recipients of the