TPPA Awards

Norman Borlaug Lifetime Achievement Award

This is the Texas Plant Protection Association’s highest award for members that over the years have made a special contribution to the association, the conference and to Texas agriculture. It is named in honor of Dr. Norman Borlaug an agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the Father of the Green Revolution", "Agriculture's Greatest Spokesperson" and "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives". He completed his career as a member of the Texas A&M University Staff, serving as a Distinguished Professor of International Agriculture.

 

Previous Winners

2004 – H. Ray Smith, 2005- Charles Stichler, 2006- Barron Rector, 2007- Travis Miller, 2008- James Grichar, 2009- Paul Baumann, 2010- Jack LeClair, 2011- Ron Lacewell, 2012- Brad Minton, 2013- Roy Parker, 2014 - Tom Cothren, 2015 – Randy Rivera, 2016 - David Baltensperger

 


Dr. David Baltensperger receiving the Norman Borlaug Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2016 TPPA Awards.
Ronnie Schnell receiving the Academic/Agency Award from the 2016 TPPA Awards.

This is the 14th year that TPPA has honored some of the outstanding Texas Plant Protection Association members that have made special contributions to the association, to the conference, to their profession and to Texas agriculture with the TPPA Award.

Past Award Winners are:

Graduate Student

2003 Greg Steele

2004 Josh Bynum

2005 Brad Hopkins

 

2006 Robert Puckett

2007 Sam Willingham

2008 Nyland Falkenberg
Travis Janak

2009 Scott Stanislav

2010 Edinalvo Camargo

2011 Ben McKnight

2012 Zach Eder

2013 Trevor Jones

2014 Josh McGinty
Silvano Assanga

2015

2016 Kevin Cox

Consultant

Dan Bradshaw

Webb Wallace

Sid Hopkins

Mark Nemec

David Wilde

Paul Pilsner

Gary Kennedy

 

Neal Pratt

Gary Bradshaw

Cliff Mock

Glenn Crane

Brandon Ripple

Larry McAnally

 

Darrin Biediger

Lee Hutchins

Industry

Bill Odle

Doug Jost

Brad Minton

 

Drew Wenner

Jack LeClair

Alan Dalrymple

 

Doug Pustejovsky

Vernon Langston

Mark Spilman

Greg Steele

Gary Schwarzlose

Eric Castner

 

Adam Hixson

Luke Etheredge

Academic/Agency

Ron Lacewell

Robert Lemon

Paul Baumann

 

Tom Cothren

Randy Rivera

M.O. Way

 

Ed Gage

Roy Parker

Tom Isakeit

Mike Chandler

Gaylon Morgan

Joe Masabni

 

Charles Adam

Ronnie Schnell

Ag Communications Award

 

2012 Blair Fannin

2013 Ron Smith

Ray Smith Leadership Award

 

2013 Ray Smith

2014 Donnie Dippel