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Sunkist Young Designer Award


2017 Recipient - Brian M. Huenink
John Deere and Huenink's Seed and Dairy


Past Recipients of the Award

Established in 1972, this award recognizes and honors members under 40 years of age (on July 1 of the year in which the award is presented), for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the profession and to stimulate professional achievement.

Sponsored by Sunkist Growers, Inc., the Sunkist Young Designer Award specifically honors the development of a technical plan that influences agricultural engineering progress, as evidenced by use in the field.

The award consists of an engraved walnut plaque. 

Eligibility: Recipient must be a current ASABE member. The candidate must be under the age of 40 on July 1 of the year in which the award is presented.  

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, as long as the nominee still meets the age requirement of being under age 40 on July 1 of the year the award is presented.

Nomination Form

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