2023 Recipient
Nathan R. Vandike

Past Recipients

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: Please view this document in order to find the materials required for a nomination on this website. All award nomination materials are to be submitted on the Major Awards Nominations website by October 31st. 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.

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