Award Purpose
The George Washington Carver Award was created to recognize significant contributions by individuals in the fields of agriculture and environmental biotechnology. This award will emphasize the important goal of using biotech innovation to develop sustainable value-chains. By honoring those who have worked successfully toward this goal in the private sector, government or academia, this award will serve as a lasting memorial to the original vision of George Washington Carver who, over a century ago, pioneered the creation and commercialization of sustainable biobased products and materials and energy derived from renewable agricultural feedstock.

Nominee Criteria
Just as George Washington Carver exhibited vision, creativity and persistence, nominees should exhibit traits of innovation and pioneering efforts in the fields of agriculture, food systems, energy, and biobased manufacturing. Those submitting nominations should single out individuals who have demonstrated significant and innovative accomplishments within the industry to facilitate the advancement of a biobased economy and industrial sustainability.

Nomination Process
Nominations will be accepted until Friday, July 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST.

A selection committee will review the nominations and announce the award recipient in July.

Recipient will accept the award in-person at the 2022 Impact Agriculture & Environment Conference in Omaha, NE.