Nomination and Selection

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Borlaug CAST Communication Award, an honor that recognizes professionals actively working in the agricultural, environmental, or food sectors who are promoting agricultural science in the public policy arena. This award has become an influential component in the efforts to keep agricultural issues and programs in the public eye and in front of national and world policymakers.

Click on the links below to access the appropriate forms. Nominations are due February 5, 2018.  
2018 Nomination Packet and Form
Completed nomination packets must be e-mailed to the CAST office (; subject line: 2018 Borlaug CAST Communication Award).  The packets must include copies of each of the following: 

  • the completed nomination form
  • a curriculum vitae of the nominee
  • a written statement of the candidate’s ability to disseminate research findings to the public that includes at least one item from the following list
    • a list of pertinent publications
    • public speaking engagements
    • television and/or radio appearances
    • other media activities within the past 5 years
  • a minimum of 5 letters of support in which the references assess the candidate’s ability to communicate science to the public