Iowa State Agronomist Wins National Fellowship

September 2nd, 2002

AMES, Iowa — As part of a national fellowship, an Iowa State University agronomist will work with consumers and decision makers to better understand the issues and challenges of sustaining family farms and food production in the United States.

Ricardo Salvador, associate professor of agronomy, has been awarded the Food and Society Policy Fellowship from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. During his two-year term as fellow, Salvador will use media, scholarship, public education and outreach to support change in food and agriculture systems through the creation and expansion of community-based food systems.

Salvador is the chairman of the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State and coordinator for the Global Agricultural Science and Policy Initiative. He has received numerous awards from the university including, the International Service Award and Master Teacher. Salvador is a recipient of the Teaching Award of Merit, awarded by the National Association of College Teachers of Agriculture and the CIBA-GEIGY Award for service to agriculture from the American Society of Agronomy.

This fellowship program is being administered by the Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute in partnership with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy with primary support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Contacts: 

Ricardo Salvador, Agronomy, (515) 294-9595

Melea Reicks Licht, Agronomy, (515) 294-1890