Henry A. Wallace Award

Award Requirements

Application Deadline:
Due 3rd Tuesday in November to CALS

This citation honors a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus or friend who has achieved notable professional accomplishments nationally or internationally and brought distinction to themselves, the college and the university through their significant contributions. Selection is made by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

This award was established in 1978 and is presented annually during Iowa State University’s Homecoming Weekend. Nominations are due the third Tuesday in November to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Use the online submissions portal under Nominating Instructions and Form. Contact Paige Zhorne (pezhorne@iastate.edu) with questions. 

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Past Recipients

  • 2023 - Pat McGonegle - Iowa Pork Producers
  • 2022 - Bill Northey - Agribusiness Association of Iowa
  • 2020 - Betsy Freese
  • 2020 - Roger Carlsson
  • 2017 - Catherine E. Woteki
  • 2016 - Robert E. Walton, Sr.
  • 2015 - James P. Tobin
  • 2014 - Steve Bradbury
  • 2013 - James Blome
  • 2012 - John P. Gordon
  • 2011 - Lowell Catlett
  • 2010 - Dana R. Robes
  • 2009 - David L. Wright
  • 2008 - Owen J. Newlin
  • 2007 - Harlan Ritchie
  • 2006 - Carl Whitcomb
  • 2005 - Ray Townsend
  • 2004 - Delbert "Hank" Harris
  • 2003 - Wesley Buchele
  • 2002 - Burton Endo
  • 2001 - Douglas Hard
  • 2000 - Mark Drabenstott
  • 1999 - Billy Day
  • 1998 - Francis Byrnes
  • 1997 - Ned Raun
  • 1996 - Walter Fehr - Agronomy
  • 1995 - Luther Tweeten
  • 1994 - Duane Acker
  • 1993 - Roger Mitchell
  • 1992 - Arnel Hallauer - Agronomy
  • 1991 - Robert Barnes
  • 1990 - Kenneth Frey
  • 1989 - Eugene Meyer
  • 1988 - Herb Plambeck
  • 1987 - Neil Harl
  • 1986 - Kenneth Nielsen
  • 1985 - Robert Kalton
  • 1984 - Charles Henderson
  • 1983 - George Beal
  • 1982 - Louis Thompson
  • 1981 - R. J. Hildreth
  • 1980 - Charles Black
  • 1979 - Lauren K. Soth
  • 1978 - Earl Heady