John Deere Gold Medal
2015 Recipient - Thomas Trout
Retired, USDA - Agricultural Research Service
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 years.
Past Recipients of the Award