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Governor Fallin's Outstanding Public Service in Agriculture Award

Governor Fallin's Outstanding Public Service in Agriculture Award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions of public service to Oklahoma agriculture. This award is given to those who work diligently to improve public perception of agriculture in Oklahoma. The recipient should be a person who has given unselfishly of his/her time and talents to the advancement and betterment of the Oklahoma agricultural industry.

Deadline to apply is Feb. 16, 2018.Dept of Agriculture

Past Recipients:

 

Dr. Brett Carver - 2016

Dr. Brett Carver received the Governor’s Outstanding Public Service in Agriculture Award. He is the Wheat Genetics Chair in Agriculture at Oklahoma State University. He was nominated by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission for the work he has conducted as a wheat breeder and leader of the Wheat Improvement Team at OSU.

Carver began his career as an assistant professor in the OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences focusing on quantitative genetics and increasing yield in dual-purpose wheat. His work led to new varieties such as “Duster” and “Endurance” that were adapted to grazing and now dominate the Oklahoma wheat and stocker cattle industries.

In 2002, Carver was named a Regents professor in Wheat Breeding and Genetics. Being a Regents professor is the highest academic achievement recognition at OSU. He credits everyone on the Wheat Improvement Team, and is always active in educating the public or explaining his work to visiting foreign delegations. His expertise creates public awareness of the importance of world wheat production and the value of science and modern agricultural practices.