Award Winners at 2000 Meeting
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Lifetime Achievement Award
l to r: Richard Conner, Luther Tweeten, John Holt, Eduardo Segarra (Awards Chair) -- not pictured: Ronald Schrimper
Outstanding Teaching of a Course Award
Michael T. Olexa, University of Florida
Course: AEB 3123 - Agricultural
Law. Dr. Olexa's course prepares students for the decision-making challenges
they may face in dealing with the realities of laws and regulations.
His course highlights the economics of regulation on agriculture by
applying the principles of risk assessment and benefit/cost analysis.
The course was the catalyst for development of the nation's first undergraduate
minor in agricultural law and is one of the key courses in the minor's
Outstanding Extension Program Award
Craig Infanger, University
Contribution: Natural Resource Leadership Institute. The institute, an intensive program of five three-day seminar sessions in different locations, enhances participants' personal and group leadership skills, and dispute resolution techniques. Students learn about the legal, economic and social aspects of a wide range of natural resource issues, and must complete a final project featuring mutually acceptable solutions to real life natural resource conflicts. Funded by a Kellogg Foundation grant, Dr. Infanger has guided 85 Kentucky citizens through the Institute, including a number of Extension agents and specialists.
Graduate Student Paper Award
Irfan Tareen and Dale Graybeal
Dale K. Graybeal, North Carolina State University
Irfan Y. Tareen, University of Georgia
H. Arlen Smith (co-author C. Robert Taylor, not pictured)
"Finite Mixture Estimation of Size Economies and Cost Frontiers in the Face of Multiple Production Technologies" Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 30,2(December 1998):379-388
Quiz Bowl Winners
Nikki Burris (UKY), Jeff Cheek (UFL), Lee Hall (UGA), and Ken Ryan (VPI)
Photo of the winning poster
Second Place, Presented Poster Award A. Luke, N. Martin, S. Fletcher, J. Baldwin, and W. Shurley, "Can Twin Row Production Practices Enhance Peanut Producer Competitiveness?"
l to r: Stan Fletcher and Rob Martin receiving award from Hal Harris
Third Place, Presented Poster
Award W. Ferreira, J. Prevatt, J. Dunkelberger, N. Martin, S. Fletcher,
and T. Hewitt, "An Evaluation of the Use of Computers, the Internet,
and Decision Tools by Selected Southeastern Beef and Peanut Farm Leaders"
l to r: Stan Fletcher, Rob Martin, Wilder Ferreira, and Walt Prevatt receiving award from Hal Harris