Nomination and Selection
Nominations have closed for the 2013 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.
CAST announced Jeff Simmons as the 2013 winner on May 9, 2013 during a program at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. (Click here to view the press release.) An award presentation will occur at a breakfast cohosted by DuPont and CAST as a side event at the World Food Prize Symposium on October 16, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Award consists of a custom bronze created for CAST by internationally noted sculptor Jerry Palen, a cash award, and a travel allowance for the recipient to share his/her message at a presentation event. The custom bronze entitled “A World Supported by Plants and Animals” will be inscribed with the winner’s name and the date of the Award.
Nomination materials for the 2014 Borlaug CAST Communication Award will be available on this site in the late fall of this year.