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56th Secretary's Honor Awards for 2002

Rural Policy Research Institute, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Columbia, MO



Charles W. Fluharty
Group Leader




The Rural Policy Research Institute is solely dedicated to objectively assessing the impacts of public policies on rural people and places.
Money 2000 and Investing For Your Future Project Teams, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Newton, NJ

Barbara O'Neill
Group Leader

 

Barbara O'Neill, Group Leader
Development of two dynamic and innovative programs used throughout the Cooperative Extension System, which have improved the net worth and financial literacy of thousands of U.S. families.
Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Columbia, MO

Abner W. Womack
Group Leader

 

Abner W. Womack, Group Leader, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
For developing stochastic analytical methodology that provided Congress and other decision makers with an in-depth quantitative analysis of the behavior of proposed agricultural policies for a range of projected economic and market conditions
GreenSeeker Sprayer Research Team, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Stillwater, OK

John B. Solie
Group Leader

 

John B. Solie, Group Leader, GeenSeeker  Sprayer Research Team
For developing the most revolutionary approach in a century of fertilizing crops with GreenSeeker computerized sensor equipment that reads the crop needs and sprays accordingly and immediately.
Marketing Assistance Project Team, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington, DC

Timothy J. Grosser
Group Leader

 

Timothy J. Grosser, Group Leader, Marketing Assistance Project Team
For exemplary leadership in strengthening the links between the United States and Armenia, resulting in new markets for American farmers and renewed hope for thousands of Armenians.

Multistate Project Northeastern-501, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Biglerville, PA


John M. Halbrendt
Group Leader


John M. Halbrendt, Group Leader, Multistate Project Northeastern-501
For effectively limiting the spread of the invasive and devastating plum pox virus in U.S. stone fruits by building an inclusive team of University, State, Federal, and agricultural industry personnel.
Poultry Waste Management Education Team, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Stillwater, OK


Doug Hamilton
Group Leader

Doug Hamilton, Group Leader, Poultry Waste Management Education Team
For providing waste management programs now helping poultry producers improve their operations and the environment, despite the challenge that those producers were vehemently opposed to that state-legislated, mandated education.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Gainesville, FL

Susan K. Jacobson






Susan K. Jacobson, Gainesville, Florida
For pioneering research and education on the human dimensions of wildlife management, creating an interdisciplinary model for integrating resource management with education and communications.

 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Minden, NV

Edwin G. Smith







Edwin G. Smith, Minden, Nevada
For conducting the "Only Ewes Can Prevent Wildfire" project and leading the "Living With Fire" campaign to teach residents how to live ore safely with the threat of wildfire.
Grapevine Biotechnology Research Group, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Apopka, FL


Dennis J. Gray
Group Leader


Dennis J. Gray, Group Leader
For outstanding biotechnology research on controlling Pierce's Disease of grapes to benefit the nation's fruit and wine industries, particularly in California and Florida.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Windsor, CT

Gloria J. McAdam






Gloria J. McAdam, Windsor, Connecticut
For being instrumental in feeding more than 100,000 people who go to private emergency food programs in the greater Hartford region each year.