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Thomas Obreza
Senior Associate Dean
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obreza@ufl.edu

Extension Professional Enhancement Awards

UF/IFAS Extension Administration annually offers 19 Extension Professional Enhancement Awards totaling around $62,000 to deserving UF/IFAS Extension faculty. These awards recognize outstanding extension work and accomplishments, and they provide funding for special program enhancements. Funding is made available through 13 generous donated gifts and endowments. We are very grateful to these strong supporters of UF/IFAS Extension and our faculty.

Please find the appropriate application form in the table, then click HERE to apply.

For a list of previous winners, click HERE

Applications are due June 28, 2019


AwardView DescriptionDownload ApplicationQty GivenSalary SupplementProgram SupportEducation ExpensesTravel Support

Art Hornsby

 

 

2 $2000 $1000    

Alto Straughn 4-H

 

 

1 $3000 $2000    

Alto Straughn Educational

 

 

1 $500   $1500  

Christine Taylor Waddill

 

 

1 1500 $1000    

Dallas Townsend

 

 

2 2000 $1000    

Extension Entrepreneurial Team

 

 

1   $5,000    

John and Martha Woeste

 

 

1 $1500   $1500  

Johnson County Faculty

 

 

      $1500

Marshall & Mildred Watkins

 

 

$1000 $1000     

Master Gardener

 

 

$2500 $2000    

Mentor of the Year

 

 

$1000 $1000    

Mary Harrison

 

 

1 1500 $500    

Sadler

 

 

1 $2500 $2000    

Seymour Goldweber

 

 

2 $3000 $2000    

Wells Fargo

 

 

1 $3000 $10000    
AwardView DescriptionDownload ApplicationQty Given

Art Hornsby Award

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2 AVAILABLE

Alto Straughn 4-H Award

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2 AVAILABLE

Alto Straughn Educational Award

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1 AVAILABLE

Christine Taylor Waddill Award

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1 AVAILABLE

Dallas Townsend Award

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2 AVAILABLE

Extension Entrepreneurial Team Award

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1 AVAILABLE

John and Martha Woeste Award

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1 AVAILABLE

Johnson County Faculty Award

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1 AVAILABLE

Marshall & Mildred Watkins Award

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1 AVAILABLE

Master Gardener Award

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1 AVAILABLE

Mentor of the Year Award

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1 AVAILABLE

Mary Harrison Award

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1 AVAILABLE

Sadler Award

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1 AVAILABLE

Seymour Goldweber Award

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2 AVAILABLE

Wells Fargo Award

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2 AVAILABLE
The Art Hornsby Distinguished Extension Professional and Enhancement Award

The Art Hornsby Distinguished Extension Professional and Enhancement Award recognizes state or county Extension faculty members with a term professorship for creative contributions and outreach programs related to soil and water sciences.

Eligibility

The Extension program must be related to soil and water sciences.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $2,000 for appointment of term professorship and $1,000 for program support.

Number of Awards

Two

The Alto Straughn 4-H Extension Professional and Enhancement Award

The Alto Straughn 4-H Extension Professional and Enhancement Award recognizes state or county Extension faculty members for creative contributions and outreach programs related to 4-H Youth Development.

Eligibility

n/a

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $3,000 for appointment of term professorship and $2,000 for program support.

Number of Awards

One award will be given

The Alto and Patrecia Straughn Extension Educational Improvement Award

The Alto and Patrecia Straughn Extension Educational Improvement Award provides a term professorship and program support to a county Extension faculty member for continuing education and other professional improvement as approved by the Dean for Extension.

Eligibility

n/a

Selection

Based on a proposal to further education through academic training or professional development that will enhance the nominee's current Extension program.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $500 for appointment of term professorship and $1,500 for professional development.

Number of Awards

One

The Christine Taylor Waddill Extension Professional and Enhancement Award

The Christine Taylor Waddill Extension Professional and Enhancement Award provides a term professorship and program support to a state or county Extension faculty member who promotes outstanding educational programs and demonstrate scholarship in Extension.

Eligibility

Candidates must have 5 or more years of experience.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $1,500 for appointment of term professorship and $1,000 for program support.

Number of Awards

One

The Dallas Townsend Extension Professional Enhancement Award

The Dallas Townsend Extension Professional Enhancement Award recognizes a County Extension Agent and a State Extension Specialist each with a 1-year term professorship for demonstrating an outstanding ability to plan and implement Extension programs that address needs that have been identified in consultation with their clientele.

Eligibility

County Extension Agent candidates must conduct at least 70% of their Extension programming in the field of agriculture. The remaining 30% or less program responsibility will be preferably in 4-H Youth Development, but may be in other disciplines. County Extension Director candidates must conduct no less than a 50% of their Extension program in agriculture. Extension Specialist candidates must indicate not less than a 60% responsibility for Extension programs in the field of agriculture.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $2,000 for appointment of term professorship and a one-time grant of $1,000 to support an identified program activity or for professional improvement and development.

Number of Awards

Two

The Extension Entrepreneurial Team Award

The Extension Entrepreneurial Team Award will provide $5,000 in seed money to a group of Extension faculty to who have an entrepreneurial idea that can be developed into a long-term revenue-enhancing Extension program. 

Eligibility

n/a

Selection

Based on level of innovation, entrepreneurship, likelihood of success, and revenue-enhancing potential.

Award

$5,000 in programmatic funds will be provided to support the team effort.

Number of Awards

One

The John and Martha Woeste Professional Development Award

The John and Martha Woeste Professional Development Award supports an early-career Florida Cooperative Extension Service faculty member's participation in a professional development activity. The award is presented to a state or county Extension faculty member with less than 7 years of service in Florida Cooperative Extension who presents a strong proposal for professional development.

Eligibility

The recipient will have less than 7 years of service in Florida Cooperative Extension.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $1,500 for appointment of term professorship and up to $1,500 for professional development.

Number of Awards

One

The Johnson County Faculty Professional Development Award

The Johnson County Faculty Professional Development Award is presented to an outstanding county Extension faculty member with a strong proposal for professional development where travel funds are required.

Eligibility

n/a

Award

$1,500 will be provided for travel support.

Number of Awards

One

The Marshall and Mildred Watkins Professional Improvement Award

The Marshall and Mildred Watkins Professional Improvement Award is presented to an outstanding state or county Extension faculty member who presents a strong proposal for professional development.

Eligibility

n/a

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $1,000 for appointment of term professorship and up to $1,000 for professional development.

Number of Awards

One

The Master Gardener Distinguished Extension Professional and Enhancement Award

The Master Gardener Distinguished Extension Professional and Enhancement Award provides a term professorship to a dedicated and outstanding Extension faculty member working with the Florida Master Gardener Program.

Selection

Candidates will be chosen by a select Master Gardener committee.

Eligibility

n/a

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $2,500 for appointment of term professorship and $2,000 for program support

Number of Awards

One

The UF/IFAS Extension Mentor of the Year Award

The UF/IFAS Extension Mentor of the Year Award recognizes a Florida Cooperative Extension Service faculty member who has an excellent record of mentoring county extension agents. It is awarded to a county or statewide Extension faculty member with strong mentoring achievements that include but are not exclusive to the mentor roles stated in the Mentoring Handbook (e.g., role model, career counselor, and coach).

Eligibility

The nominee should have completed 'mentoring online course' offered by UF/IFAS Extension and have more than five (5) years of service in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $1,000 for appointment of term professorship and $1,000 program support.

Number of Awards

One

The Mary Harrison Extension Professional and Enhancement Award

The Mary Harrison Extension Professional and Enhancement Award provides a term professorship to a state or county extension faculty member and program support for a specific development activity in the area of Family, Youth and Community Sciences.

Eligibility

Candidates must work in the Family and Consumer Sciences area with 5 or more years of experience in Florida Extension.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $1,500 for appointment of term professorship and $500 for program support.

Other Information

Faculty are eligible to receive this award for 3 consecutive years.

Number of Awards

One

The Sadler Distinguished Extension Professional and Enhancement Award

The Sadler Distinguished Extension Professional and Enhancement Award provides a term professorship and program support to state or county Extension faculty members who have developed an exemplary education program for citizens in central Florida.

Eligibility

Awards are available to faculty working in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Brevard, Osceola, Volusia, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Marion, Putnam, Sumter or St. Johns counties.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $2,500 for appointment of term professorship and $2,000 for program support.

Number of Awards

One

The Seymour Goldweber Extension Professional and Enhancement Award

The Seymour Goldweber Extension Professional and Enhancement Award provides a term professorship to outstanding state or county Extension faculty members who have developed an educational program that contributes to making the Florida Extension Service the best in the nation.

Eligibility

Awards are available to faculty working in Charlotte, Glades, Martin, Lee, Hendry, Palm Beach, Collier, Broward, Miami-Dade, or Monroe counties. Candidate must have national recognition from a professional organization or society.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $3,000 for appointment of term professorship and $2,000 for program support.

Number of Awards

Two

The Wells Fargo Extension Professional Award/Program Enhancement Grant

The Wells Fargo Extension Professional Award/Program Enhancement Grant provides a term professorship for state or county Extension faculty members who have a distinguished record of Extension programming and who have implemented creative, innovative educational programs and educational products.

Eligibility

Extension programs must be in the public policy arena of land and water use, urban/rural interface, families and children, environmental quality, human resources development, or competitiveness/trade. As these public policy issues are often complex, these extension faculty may work in partnership with community agencies, state government, other universities, community colleges, and other institutions with the best expertise in these areas to address current and future public policy issues. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of Extension experience.

Award

A one-time salary supplement of $3,000 for appointment of term professorship and $10,000 for program support.

Number of Awards

One award