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Commercial Horticulture Distinguished Achievement Award
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Distinguished Achievement Awards are given to encourage and recognize outstanding achievement of a specialized nature consistent with the overall objectives of the Society. The Commercial Horticulture Award permits the recognition of a single outstanding or innovative extension activity, project or method that brings about substantial desired change in commercial horticulture.


The Extension Division Commercial Horticulture Group announces the call for nominations for the Distinguished Achievement Award.

This contribution shall be within the scope of horticultural extension activities in the broad area of commercial horticulture.

The award will be presented during the business meeting of the Commercial Horticulture Group at the ASHS Annual Conference.

The selection committee is composed of the group's past chair, present chair, and chair-elect.

To nominate a person for this award, complete the following and attach as a single document:

Complete the Nomination Form. DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM

  • Letter of nomination - a 750 word narrative describing the basis for nomination
  • Supporting documents such as publication(s), news articles, etc. that substantiate the importance and relevance of the extension activity, project or method for which the candidate is being nominated
  • Support letters may be solicited by the nominator but are optional. Key quotes can be used from these letters in the narrative to support the nomination.

    Submit completed nominations electronically to:

    Rachel Rudolph, Chair, Commercial Horticulture Professional Interest Group
    University of Kentucky

    Deadline is April 1
1018 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.836.4606