Dean Wendy Wintersteen received the CAST President’s Award at a gathering held Wednesday, October 28, at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. The event was part of CAST’s Fall Board Meeting, and it featured a speech by Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize.
Dr. Wintersteen is the Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University and Director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. During their presentation of the award, CAST President Mark Armfelt and CAST EVP Kent Schescke noted Wintersteen’s years of service to Iowa State University, to CAST, and to agriculture.
The President’s Award is a CAST honor that recognizes those individuals who have personally contributed to the advancement of CAST and who have furthered the cause of agriculture, science, and technology in a world so dependent on all three disciplines. The award is a bronze medallion, crafted by artist Jerry Palen. The inscription reads: “Sun, Earth, Water, Mankind. In synergy with science and technology to create a sustainable world supported by plants and animals.”
Photo at right: Dr. Wintersteen “in her element” as she speaks about the importance of agriculture with students. The inset shows Wintersteen with Mark Armfelt (left) and Kent Schescke.
See the list of past honorees here.
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