Diamond Pioneer Award

Agricultural Career Achievement Registry

The College of Agricultural Sciences wishes to honor people whose lifetime contributions to agriculture, natural resources, and the people of Oregon and/or Oregon State University have been significant. This award provides the opportunity to publicly recognize the accomplishments of individuals who have contributed to the well-being of their community, industry, or state. The honor will include recognition by the College at a luncheon where inductees will receive an award and a lapel pin. They will become permanent members of the Diamond Pioneer Agricultural Achievement Registry in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Membership qualifications

  1. A person who has immensely contributed to the development of Oregon's agriculture and natural resources, and/or Oregon State University. Rather than short-term public service, this award reflects a lifetime of involvement.
  2. The nominee should be 74 or older and still be living.
  3. In particular, include individuals who have pioneered in an area of Oregon's agriculture or natural resources, have made innovative changes, and/or performed public service that has helped make Oregon a better place to live.

Nomination Procedures

Submit the Diamond Pioneer Award Nomination Form no later than February 19, 2024. 

*Diamond Pioneer Nomination Form*

*Do not provide letters of support, vita, previous award nomination packets, or other similar documentation. These items are not necessary.

Awards Luncheon

Date: April 3, 2024, 11:45am



CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Oregon State University
725 SW 26th St
Corvallis, OR 97331

Please reach out to Amber Ahlgren, 541-737-3676, amber.ahlgren@oregonstate.edu with any questions.