Each year AAEA honors an individual who is a leader and gives something back to the agricultural community with the AAEA Distinguished Service Award. This award is sponsored by ADM.


The selection committee seeks someone still active in agriculture rather than part of the distant past; someone who shows significant potential for becoming an agricultural leader; and someone who would consider the award meaningful, be willing to accept the award at the Agricultural Media Summit and be videotaped at his/her home or office sometime this summer.

While contributions to the industry are important, service to the agricultural community is equally important. A nominee’s interests, like those of many past recipients, should include giving something back to their community.

If you have questions, contact Legacy Committee Chair Larry Dreiling at ldreiling@aol.com or 785-628-1117.