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Leyendecker Agriculturalist of Distinction

Description/Eligibility:
Any individual who has made an outstanding contribution to agriculture in New Mexico.

Nomination Deadline:
March 1

Nominations:
Any client, alumni, student, or employee of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences may nominate an individual by sending a letter describing the performance and qualities of the nominee warranting the award. Supporting evidence and letters of support are welcome.

Recipient will receive:
A certificate and a medal


Mail letters of nomination to:
Awards Committee c/o
Dean, College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3AG
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

On-campus address:
Gerald Thomas Hall
Room 220
MSC 3AG

Email:
Typed nomination letters may be sent to The Dean's Office.


Past winners:

  • 2014 Jose "Buddy" Viramontes*
  • 2013 Steve Lyles
  • 2012 Joe Nelson
  • 2011 Jerry Schickedanz
  • 2010 Tsosie Lewis
  • 2009 Caren Cowen
  • 2008 Arden Baltensperger
  • 2007 Dave Salopek
  • 2006 Dino Cervantes
  • 2005 Don Bustos
  • 2004 Gene Atchley
  • 2003 Jupe Means
  • 2002 Paulina Salopek
  • 2001 Phil & Yetta Bidegain
  • 2000 Gretchen Sammis
  • 1999 Carl Faubion
  • 1998 Robert Alton Jones
  • 1997 Gabriel Estrada
  • 1996 Emma Jean Cervantes
  • 1995 Jack F. Darbyshire
  • 1994 Bob Porter
  • 1993 Gov. Bruce King
  • 1992 James H. Loper, Jr.
  • 1991 G. X. McSherry
  • 1990 Joseph F. Skeen
  • 1989 Claud Tharp
  • 1987 Les Davis
  • 1985 Hoyt Pattison
  • 1983 Morgan Nelson
  • 1981 George Paul Black
  • 1979 A."Bill" Langenegger
  • 1977 Alvin M. Stockton
  • 1976 Pablo Roybal
  • 1972 Noel Rankin
  • 1970 George A. Godfrey
  • 1968 G. D. Hatfield
  • 1966 G. W. Evans
  • 1965 William H. Gray
  • 1964 E. O. Moore
  • 1962 Wendell P. Thorpe
  • 1962 Albert K. Mitchell
  • 1962 Delmar Roberts
  • 1962 A. D. Brownfield
  • 1962 Floyd W. Lee

*Indicates current recipient