2016 - 2017

University of Minnesota

2017 Horace T. Morse - Alumni Association Award
Tade Okediji

2017 President's Award for Outstanding Service
Susan Pohlod

2017 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals (DLAI)
Jorge Ramirez-Vallejo, Colombia — M.S. and Ph.D., Applied Economics (1987, 1990)

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

2017 Distinguished Teaching Award: Undergraduate Faculty
Michael Boland

2017 Innovation in Undergraduate Education Award: Faculty
Donald Liu

2017 Alumni Society Award: Distinguished Faculty Award
Michael Boland '90 M.S. Agricultural Education {Alumni Society Awards}

2017 Alumni Society Award: Distinguished Staff Award
Robert Craven '78 '81 B.S. Animal Science, M.S. Agricultural Economics {Alumni Society Awards}

Department of Applied Economics

2017 Outstanding Alumni Award
Vic Adamowicz, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta. (1988 Ph.D. Agricultural and Applied Economics)

2016-2017 PhD Dissertation Award
Jeta Rudi, "Essays on Food Choices and Food Safety." Advisors: Metin Çakır and Robert P. King

2016-2017 M.S. Thesis Award
Duy Hoang Do, "Treat or eat? The effect of prescription drug coverage on food security." Advisor: Glenn Pederson
Mason Hurley, "Re-examining Changes in Farm Size Distributions Worldwide Using a Modified Generalized Method of Moments Approach." Advisor: Philip Pardey

2016-2017 Teaching Assistant Award
Breanna Arndt -- 1000 Level Classes
Ashwini Sankar -- 3000/4000 Level Classes
Tomoko Utsumi -- 5000/8000 Level Classes

2017 Jason M. Beddow Memorial Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Research
Yanghao Wang
Paper submitted: "The Welfare Impacts of Demand-Enhancing Agricultural Innovations: The Case of Honeycrisp Apples," coauthored with his advisor Metin Çakır. $1,500 prize from the Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy

2017 Best Second-Year Paper Prize
Sebastian Anti, "Bribery, Businesses, and Gender in the Middle East and Africa"
Julieth Santamaria, "A Testing Trap? The Effect of Teacher Testing on Student Performance"

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)

2017 Group Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award
Center for Farm Financial Management(CFFM)