College of Agricultural Sciences Award for Excellence in Extension Education


To recognize the achievement of excellence by agricultural Extension agents and specialists who have contributed significantly in helping Oregonians resolve difficult problems through extended educational programs.


A cash award of $1,000 will be given. The announcement of the award recipient will be made at the College of Agricultural Sciences' Faculty and Staff Luncheon where the recipient will receive a plaque. 


Nominees must currently be employed as Extension Faculty whose primary area of subject-matter responsibility is agricultural sciences and natural resources. The recipient must also have an academic home in one of the College of Agricultural Sciences' Departments. Nominees who are not selected may be nominated again the following year.


The award will be given to qualifying Extension agents and specialists.

Nominations will be evaluated on the following basis:

  • The conduct of significant educational programs

  • The use of effective educational methods

  • Measurable results achieved


Nominations should be coordinated through the respective department of the administrative unit and include examples of how the nominee excels in the categories listed above. Complete nomination packets (.pdf format) should be emailed to by 5:00 pm on April 3rd, 2023.


Nomination Materials:
  1. NEW - Nominations must include a one-paragraph summary of the awardee’s biography, specific to this award. This paragraph will be used as a script to be read by the Presenter during the awards ceremony and should be 250 words, maximum
  2. Nomination letter consisting of no more than two pages, double-spaced, summarizing the major contributions of the nominee's educational program efforts and the impact on Oregonians
  3. A professional resume including position description, FTE assignment, and evidence of successful program
  4. No more than five supporting letters from colleagues and clients


A nomination packet may be resubmitted with the previous letters of support. An updated summary, nomination letter, and resume must be prepared.

The College of Agricultural Sciences' Awards Committee will select the award winners. This committee is composed of CAS faculty and staff.



The cash award is sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Registry of Award Winners