The Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Food Systems Leadership Award annually recognizes a senior leader who has made an extraordinary impact on the food system through leadership and service and who exemplifies the core principles established by the Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI), including personal leadership, organizational leadership and food systems leadership. The award also recognizes the leadership, innovation, engagement and service that APLU promotes through its programs.
The APLU Food Systems Leadership Award will be presented at “A Community of Scholars Honoring Excellence” award program at the APLU Annual Meeting held in November. The award program honors awardees for regional and national excellence in Food and Agricultural Sciences from colleges and universities across the United States. The meeting is attended by top level administrators from the 216 university memberships within the APLU as well as administrators from USDA and FDA. The recipient will be invited to address the current cohort of FSLI Fellows at one of their residential sessions.
The deadline for submittal is May 15th.Award Criteria Nomination Form
Congratulations to our Past Awardees
Gail Imig received the award in 2014. She presented to Cohort 11 Fellows at the NC Session in the fall of 2015.
Gale Buchanan received the award in 2015. He will present to Cohort 12 Fellows at the NC Session in the fall of 2016.
Roy Arnold received the award in 2016. He will present to Cohort 13 Fellows during their first year of the program.
Vic Lechtenberg received the award in 2016. He will present to Cohort 13 Fellows during their first year of the program.
Sonny Ramaswamy received the award in 2017. He will present to Cohort 14 Fellows during their first year of the program.
Robert A. Easter received the award in 2018. He will present to Cohort 15 Fellows during their first year of the program.