Dinner of Distinction
The annual UF/IFAS Dinner of Distinction recognizes alumni, friends and organizations serving as partners in the land-grant mission. Each year UF/IFAS honors awardees for their commitment and generous contribution of resources and expertise to advance our communities, state, nation and world. Together, we GO GREATER.
The 2022 event was held September 16 at Valley View in Alachua, FL.
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For information about this event, contact (352) 392-1975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PAST AWARD WINNERS
The UF/IFAS Champion award recognizes partnership and contributions to the land grant mission of excellence in teaching, research and Extension.
Florida Farm Bureau Federation 2022 Elisabeth DeLuca 2021 Paul DiMare 2019 Lucinda Stern 2018 George Wedgworth 2017 Hugh English 2016 Alto Straughn 2015 Vam York 2014 Charles Steinmetz 2013
Volunteer of the Year presented by the UF/IFAS Advancement Council
The Volunteer of the Year award recognizes dedicated volunteer efforts and outstanding service on behalf of UF/IFAS. It is presented by the UF/IFAS Advancement Council.
Mary Schneider 2022 Morris Steen, Jr. 2021 Tracy Duda Chapman 2019 Jack Breed 2018 Jeff Bass 2017 Matthew Johnston 2016 Robert Harding 2015 Kevin Malone 2015 Debbie Swindle 2014 Wayne Smith 2013 Ernest Sellers 2012 Thomas Braddock 2011 Ray Goldwire 2010 Charles Syfrett 2009 Frank Giglia, Jr. 2008
UF/IFAS Industry Partner Award
The UF/IFAS Industry Partner Award recognizes dedicated partnership in the advancement of research and philanthropic support for UF/IFAS.
Rayonier 2022 Florida Sugar Cane League 2021 FNGLA 2019 Southeast Milk 2018 Florida State Beekeepers Association 2017 Florida Cattlemen’s Association 2016 Mosaic 2015 Florida Strawberry Growers Association 2014 1923 Fund 2013
CALS Alumni & Friends Award of Distinction
The CALS Alumni & Friends Award of Distinction recognizes outstanding contributions to UF/IFAS, CALS and the agricultural, natural resource, life science and related professions.
CALS Alumni & Friends Horizon Award
The CALS Alumni & Friends Horizon Award recognizes outstanding contributions of young alumni of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
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UF/IFAS Extension & Florida 4-H Awards
UF/IFAS Extension Advocate Award
The UF/IFAS Extension Advocate Award recognizes commitment to advancing agriculture through the land grant and Extension mission.
Bank of America 2022 Larry & Debbie Swindle 2021 Brittany Lee 2019 Imogene Yarborough 2018
4-H Outstanding Alumni
Tiffany Southwell 2017 Rep. Jennifer Sullivan 2016 Sean Russell 2015 The Honorable Adam Putnam 2014 Mamie Wise 2013 Colleen McCreary 2012
4-H Lifetime Achievement
Jimmy Boyd & Benita Boyd 2017 Betty Jo Tompkins 2016 Wilmer & Melda Bassett 2015 Linda Syfrett 2014 Barney & Hariot Greene 2013 Raymond & Karola Passage 2012
Friend of IFAS
The Friend of IFAS award recognizes service and dedication to agriculture and the land grant mission.
Ducks Unlimited 2021 Reggie Brown 2018 Madeline Mellinger 2017
UF/IFAS Legislative Leader
The UF/IFAS Legislative Leader award is presented to an IFAS friend in a state leadership position.
Senator Ben Albritton 2022 Rep. Blaise Ingoglia 2020 Rep. Lawrence McClure 2019 Sen. Kelli Stargel 2019 Rep. W. Gregory Steube 2018 Rep. Jake Raburn 2015 Rep. Bryan Nelson 2014 Rep. Steve Crisafulli 2013 Senator Alan Hays 2013 Senator Denise Grimsley 2012 The Honorable JD Alexander 2012