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Kishida International Award


2016 Recipient - John Lumkes
 Purdue University


Past Recipients of the Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions to engineering, mechanization and technology related programs of education, research, development, consultation or technology transfer that have resulted in improved food production, living conditions and/or education for people living outside the United States.

Initiated in 1978, the award is endowed by Shin-Norinsha Co., Ltd. of Japan, publisher of Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America magazine and other publications, in honor of Yoshikuni Kishida, founder of the firm. Kishida, whose signature appears in the upper-right corner of the plaque, earned worldwide recognition from his pioneering agricultural mechanization developments.

The award consists of a plaque and a cash award of $1,000. Mounted on American walnut, the plaque is a metal reproduction of a certificate on which the international character of the award is graphically indicated, and which carries the inscription: "For outstanding contributions toward food and fiber production, improved living and education of people outside the United States of America."

Eligibility: Open to all ASABE members regardless of citizenship or residency. The recipient shall be a living member who is able and willing to be present at ASABE's Annual International Meeting to receive the award.

Submission Deadline: October 31

Nomination Instructions: The award nomination form and 3-5 letters of support are to be submitted to Sarah Cook 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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