American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

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Foundation Funds

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Program Funds

ASABE Future Fund supports special projects that address critical needs or long-term opportunities to enhance the services of the Society.  

Cooperative Standards Fund supports the development and enhancement of the ASABE Cooperative Standards Program. 

Engineering Education Fund supports the development and improvement of educational materials and methods for engineering in agriculture.

Engineering Research Fund develops and supports selected research projects of high interest to society and the membership of ASABE.

International Development Fund  helps support technology transfer to developing countries and promotes international communications on engineering in agriculture and biological processing.

Public Issues Education Fund supports the Society's public awareness activities to build understanding regarding technological issues involving engineering in agriculture.

Russell H. Hahn International Standards Fund earnings are used to help support more extensive efforts in international standards activities by ASABE.

Award & Scholarship Funds

ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award Fund honors contributions to the advancement of soil and water engineering. Contributions may be in teaching, research, planning, design, construction, management or development of materials.

Advancement of Surface Irrigation Award honors individuals and projects for significant contributions to surface irrigation.

ASABE Foundation Engineering Scholarship Fund provides funds to award a scholarship to a university student majoring in agricultural or biological engineering. 

A.W. Farrall Young Educator Award honors the outstanding success motivating the application of engineering principles to the problems of agricultural engineering. It is awarded to an individual under the age of 40 at the time of selection.

Boyd-Scott Graduate Research Award recognizes M.S. and Ph.D. students for excellence in the conduct and presentation of research to build the knowledge base needed by engineers who design equipment, facilities, and processes for the sustainable operation of a biological system.

Evelyn E. Rosentreter Standards Award recognizes and honors individuals for exemplary standards work and supports activities that will improve the availability and use of ASABE consensus standards.

Cyrus Hall McCormick-Jerome Increase Case Gold Medal Award honors exceptional and meritorious engineering achievement in agriculture that has resulted in new concepts, products, processes or methods that advanced the development of agriculture. 

G.B. Gunlogson Countryside Engineering Award honors outstanding engineering contributions to the development and improvement of the countryside and provides support for the ASABE Fountain Wars and Open Environmental Student Design competitions.  

Gale A. Holloway Professional Development Award Fund encourages and recognizes outstanding leadership and active involvement by an ASABE member early in their career.

Heerman Sprinkler Irrigation Award honors those professionals in research, development, extension, education or industry that have made significant contributions to the improvement of efficient and effective sprinkler irrigation.

Henry Giese Structures and Environment Award honors distinguished service in advancing the knowledge and science of agricultural structures and environment.

James R. & Karen A. Gilley Academic Leadership Award Fund seeks to honor and recognize annually an ASABE member who is currently providing outstanding academic leadership while serving as department head/chair of a Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department (or similarly named department) in the United States that presently has an ABET accredited Agricultural/Biological Engineering program. 

John Deere Gold Medal Award Fund honors achievement through engineering for improved manipulation, use and conservation of soil-water resource, and that has resulted in applications of a new concept, product, art or science that advanced the development of agriculture.

K.K. Barnes Student Paper Competition Award provides a lasting memorial, honoring his dedication to students and to his profession.

Kishida International Award honors outstanding contributions to engineering-mechanization-technological programs of education, research, development, consultation, or technology transfer that have resulted in significant improvements outside the United States.

Lalit and Aruna Verma Award for Excellence in Global Engagement recognizes outstanding contributions made towards global advancement and recognition of the profession of agricultural and biological engineering, and excellence in global engagement and international education, outreach, and/or research. 

Larry W. Turner Young Extension Professional Award Fund is awarded to an individual under the age of 40 at the time of selection. The award recognizes outstanding success in motivating people to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding to improve agricultural operations.

Massey Ferguson Education Gold Medal Award honors those whose dedication to the spirit of learning and teaching in the field of agricultural engineering has advanced our agricultural knowledge and practice, and whose efforts serve as an inspiration to others.

Mayfield Cotton Engineering Award honors outstanding contributions to the cotton industry.

Netafim Award for Advancements in Microirrigation honors and recognizes annually an ASABE member who is providing excellence in research, development, extension, education or industry who has made significant contributions in the ability to utilize and adapt microirrigation technology at an appropriate scale for any given level of production technology.

New Holland Young Researcher Award recognizes dedication to the use of scientific methodology to seek out facts or prinicples significant to agricultural engineering. It is awarded to a person under the age of 40 at the time of selection.

PEI Professional Engineer of the Year Award recognizes a licensed engineer who has made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the public welfare, and/or humankind.

Pharos of Alexandria Global Learning Award seeks to honor and recognize annually an outstanding undergraduate upper-class level (junior/senior) or graduate ASABE student member who exhibits interest in engineering problems and global learning outreach.

Rain Bird Engineering Concept of the Year Award honors an engineer or engineering team for unique contributions to the development or advancement of a new engineering concept.

Robert E. Stewart Engineering Humanities Award honors a graduate or undergraduate student who is a student member of ASABE at the time of nomination for outstanding contributions to the profession and the humanities.

Roger R. and Laura M. Yoerger Preprofessional Engineer of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student member of ASABE who has excelled scholastically and who has been a leader in the local, regional, and international communities as demonstrated by activities and offices held at each level.

SMV Technologies Ergonomics, Safety and Health Award is to encourage and to recognize outstanding contributions which advance agricultural and biological safety and health. These contributions shall have been either in the form of notable performance, product innovation, program innovation, research, design education promotion, published literature and/or special actions which have served to advance agricultural and biological safety and health.

Sukup Global Food Security Award recognizes the enhancement of food security by innovative engineering or the application of engineering in the production and distribution of food, including the storage and handling of grains, oilseeds, and other food products. Donate Button

Sunkist Young Designer Award is awarded to an individual under the age of 40 at the time of selection. This award honors the development or creation of a technical plan that is materially influencing agricultural engineering progress, as evidenced by use in the field.

William J. Adams, Jr. and Marijane Adams Jr., Scholarship is given to one undergraduate student who has a special interest in agricultural machinery product design and development.

Special Purpose Funds

ASABE Fellow Award Fund supports the annual Fellows Award and Recognition Ceremony.

ASABE Past Presidents Fund supports activities and events our past presidents deem worthy to highlight the heritage of ASABE and challenge our Society to capture new opportunities to serve the public.

ASABE Preprofessional Fund provides support for programs designed to increase student participation in ASABE activities and to increase the number of students who, upon graduation, become active members of ASABE.

Dale Wm. Zimmerman P.E. Fund supports the preparation of professional engineering licensure exams by ASABE.

Giving Back Fund provides money to support humanitarian efforts that showcase the knowledge and skills of agricultural and biological engineers. Click here to learn more.

Harold Pinches and Glenn Schwab Teaching Materials Fund supports projects which facilitate development or effective distribution of ASABE teaching materials, including textbooks.

J.L. Butt Fund enables the Society to attract high caliber keynote speakers to ASABE international meetings and provides seed money grants for start-up projects to improve member services.

Larry & Lola Huggins Fund earnings are to be used as annually designated by the ASABE President.

Tony & Lucille Weasler Fund annual earnings are transferred to the Cooperative Standards Program for use where the need is greatest.

Non-Endowed (Capital)

Award & Scholarship Funds
AGCO National Student Design Competition Award Fund encourages undergraduate students to participate in the basic design of an engineering project useful to agriculture.

International Food Engineering Award Fund established to honor those who have made engineering contributions in research, development or design of food processes significant to the food industry; or in outstanding leadership, management or education to advance the food engineering profession.

Special Project Funds
General Fund
was established as a source from which the normal and customary operating and fundraising expenses of the ASABE Foundation are paid. This Fund is growing and now provides resources to the Society for new initiatives.

John Deere Lecture Series Defrays the costs of providing an honorarium and plaque to the lecturer and printing the lecture.

KEYS Fund provides assistance for K-12 Education, Encouraging humanitarian missions, Youth career development, and Student chapter support. This activity, initiated in 2014, is the current focus of a major Foundation fundraising campaign. 



Nye Fellowship Fund is to provide a fellowship for a minority student pursuing a PhD in agricultural engineering.

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