CALS Alumni & Friends Awards
Award of Distinction
The CALS Alumni and Friends Award of Distinction is presented to UF/CALS alumni or friends in recognition of their outstanding contributions to UF, IFAS, CALS and the agricultural, natural resource, life science and related industries and professions.
The CALS Alumni and Friends Horizon Award is presented to a UF/CALS alumnus who has completed his or her most recent UF degree within the last 10 years (since 2004). The award recognizes an individual for his or her outstanding contributions and potential as a leader in the agricultural, natural resource, life science and related industries and professions.
CALS Alumni and Friends Scholarship
The CALS Alumni and Friends Scholarship supports outstanding CALS undergraduate students who are involved in college, departmental or major activities. Selection is made from the the CALS Undergraduate Scholarship Application. The annual TailGATOR silent auction as well as individual donations support this scholarship endowment.
Awards Recipients Listing
Current Award Recipients
2013 Award of Distinction
BSA '74 Animal science
MAG'82 Ag & Extension Education
Numerous panhandle farmers and ranchers credit the success of their operations to Andy Andreasen.
He received his training at UF and began working for Extension in 1983. Andreasen had a distinguished career in both Jackson and Washington counties, establishing the Northwest Florida Beef Production Conference and pioneering the UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Reproduction Management Schools. He is passionate about working with youth and coached numerous livestock and meats judging teams, giving young people the life skills they need to pursue careers in agriculture, veterinary medicine, human medicine and law.
Following retirement in 2012, Andreasen returned to his 98-year-old family farm to carry on a cow-calf operation, enjoy nature and do a little fishing. He resides in Marianna with his wife Jenny and was nominated by Shepard D. Eubanks.
Arlen n. jumper
BSA '53 animal husbandry and horticulture
Attending UF on a football scholarship, Arlen Jumper received his bachelor's degree in 1953. After spending three years in the U.S. Navy, he returned and received his master's degree in 1958.
Jumper has been a leader in Florida agriculture for more than 50 years, having worked in the citrus, peach, timber, pasture and sod industries in Marion, Alachua, Lake, Polk, Orange, Martin and Palm Beach counties. He has been a major cooperator with IFAS in testing new varieties of grasses as well as new materials and methods for control of insects, weeds and diseases. Jumper has been instrumental in providing funds for research in turf through serving as director of Florida Turf Grass and Florida Sod Growers Co-op, both major contributors to IFAS Research
Jumper was inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2003. He resides in Ft. McCoy with his wife Celete and was nominated by T. Richard Barber, Jr.
2013 Horizon Award
Kelly Padgett Mosley
BSA '04 Agricultural education and communication
Raised on a 5th generation family farm, Kelly Padgett Mosley has been an ambassador for agriculture her whole life. While pursuing her bachelor's degree at UF, Mosley served as a CALS Ambassador, Block and Bridle President and Gator Collegiate CattleWomen Vice President.
After graduating, Mosley began working for the Clay County School District where she has served as career and technical education specialist since 2008. Mosley never misses an opportunity to promote CALS, taking students to her local CALS Gator Gathering and arranging campus visits. Most notably, she organized and implemented the Clay County Agriscience College and Career Fair to expose students to college and career opportunities.
Mosley serves on the board of directors for Clay County Farm Bureau, Clay County 4-H Foundation and Clay County Cattlemen. Mosley and her husband are opening the Amazing Grace Crop Maze in their hometown of Green Cove Springs in October. She was nominated by Bridget Carlisle.
crystal kelts snodgrass
BSA '03 entomology and nematology
Ms' 05 entomology and nematology
Like many CALS students, Crystal Kelts Snodgrass' initial aspiration was to attend medical school; however, an internship with Bayer CropScience opened her eyes to a whole new world. She served as a CALS Ambassador and received bachelor's and master's degrees in entomology and nematology.
Snodgrass began her role as the Manatee County Vegetable Extension Agent in 2008. Some of her major impacts include coordinating the annual "Farm City Week Farm Tour," educating approximately 150 citizens per year on the importance of agriculture and working closely with vegetable growers to provide them with the latest fertilizer strategies. Surveys show that Manatee County growers have reduced fertilizer rates by an average of 80 lb/acre, resulting in total savings of more than $1.1 million dollars and a reduction of approximately 1.6 million pounds of nitrogen fertilizer applied in the environment.
Snodgrass resides with her husband John in Wimauma and was nominated by Monica Ozores-Hampton, Ph.D.
Award of Distinction Recipients
Award of Distinction Winners
Year Name Hometown 2013 Arland Andreasen, Jr., BSA '74, MAG '82 Marianna Arlen N. Jumper, BSA '53, MAG '58 Ft. McCoy 2012 Richard Barber, BSA '61 Ocala Wayne H. Smith, BSA '60 Melrose 2011 Chuck Allison, BSA '78, MS '81 Orlando Don Quincey Chiefland 2010 Victor "Frankie" Hall, Jr., BSA '79 Gainesville John "Jack" Vogel, BSF '69 San Antonio Paul K. Willis, BSA '83 Tifton, GA 2009 Donald T. Bennink Bell Carrol Wayne Hawkins, BSA '60 Orlando H. Ed Jowers, BSA '64, MS '78 Marianna 2008 Sherwood "Buddy" Johnson, BA '66, MA '68 Fort Pierce 2007 Kathleen R. Eubanks, BS '75, MAG '81 Micanopy The Hon. Oma "Rick" Minton, Jr., BSA '72, MAMRD '73 Fort Pierce 2006 *William "Pat" Cockrell, BSA '68 Louis E. "Woody" Larson, Jr., BSA '73 Okeechobee 2005 W. Bernard "Bernie" Lester, BSA '61, MSA '62 Labelle Frank "Sonny" Williamson, Jr., BSA '50 Okeechobee 2004 Martha Rhodes Roberts Tallahassee Eleanor M. Green, BSA '00 Millican, TX 2003 Neal Palmer "Pal" Brooks, BSA '61 Homestead Gale A. Buchanan, BSA '59, MSA '62 Adel, GA 2002 *The Hon. Doyle E. Conner, Sr., BSA '52 Hugh M. English, BSA '58 Labelle 2001 Reginald "Reggie" Brown, BSA '69, MSA '73 Oviedo *Sidney P. Marshall, BS '38 2000 The Hon. Bert J. Harris, Jr., BSA '43 Lake Placid *Fred Y. Montsdeoca, BSPEH '51 1999 Louis E. "Red" Larson Okeechobee Carl B. Loop, Jr., BSA '49 Jacksonville 1998 *B. E. "Barney" Greene, Jr., BSA '47 John Clover "Jack" Norris, BSA '56 Palm City Norman Todd, BSA '54 Labelle 1997 Charles "Chip" Hinton, III, BSA '69, MSA '71, Ph.D. '72 Brandon Larry K. Jackson, MSA '63, Ph.D. '72 Auburndale *Richard F. Kelly, BSA '60, M.Ed. '63
Horizon Award Recipients
Year Name Hometown 2013 Kelly Padgett Mosley, BSA '04 Green Cove Springs Crystal Snodgrass, BSA '03, MS '05 Palmetto 2012 James T. DeValerio, BSF '81, MS '10 Starke Brian Estevez, BSA '04, MS '07 Live Oak 2011 Cindy Sanders, BSA '91, MS '05 Micanopy Jim Spratt, BSA '01 Tallahassee 2010 Bridget Carlisle, BSA '95, MAG '05 Highland City Gillian Folkes Dagan, BSA '00, Ph.D. '04 Gainesville 2009 Sharon Spann Spratt, BSA '00, MS '02 Tallahassee 2008 Emily Eckhardt Eubanks, BSA '01, MS '04 Micanopy 2007 E. James Stice, BSA '97 Highland City 2006 Erin Freel, BSA '96 Weirsdale 2005 Anita Arvind Dhople, BSA '92, MD '96 Melbourne *Mason G. Smoak, BSA '97 2003 The Hon. Adam H. Putnam, BS '95 Bartow
CALS Alumni and Friends Scholarship Recipients
CALS Alumni and Friends Winners
Year Name 2012 Daniel Leckie, Agricultural Education & Communication Katelyn Malin, Animal Sciences 2011 Christine Johns, BSA '12 Horticultural Science Alexandra Rozin, BSA '12 Soil & Water Science 2010 Sarahlynne Guerrero, BSA '11 Entomology & Nematology 2009 Benjamin Anderson, BSA '10 Entomology & Nematology Zachary Hirsch, BSA '10 Microbiology & Cell Science Christopher Marth, BSA '11 Microbiology & Cell Science 2008 Kristin Harrison, BSA '10 Animal Sciences 2007 Alexander King, AA '09 Biology 2006 Jamie Eisenberg, BSA '07 Family, Youth & Community Sciences 2005 Matthew Fournier, BSA '07 Microbiology & Cell Science 2004 Jason Beutke, BSA '07 Food & Resource Economics 2003 Elizabeth Raburn, BSA '04, MS '05 Agricultural Education & Communication 2002 Joshua Brown, BSA '03 Agricultural Education & Communication 2001 Kyle Hudson, BSA '02 Agricultural Education & Communication 2000 Christina (Fulford) Bosse, BSA '01 Plant Sciences 1999 Ralph Yoder, BSA '01 Food & Resource Economics 1998 John Eubanks, BSA '00 Agricultural Operations Management Amanda (McKoy) Huber, BSA '92 Agronomy, MAG '02 Agricultural Education & Communication Ronald Pearl, BSA '96, MAB '00 Food & Resource Economics 1997 William Farmer, BSA '98 Animal Sciences
NAADA Awards Recipients
NAADA Awards Recipients
The National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association provides education and support for professionals, volunteers and student leaders who are dedicated to expanding the human resources and financial support for land-grant colleges of agricultural sciences and related programs.
Volunteer Service Award
Year Name Hometown 2010 Charles "Chip" Hinton, III Brandon 2006 Roger Scarborough Gainesville 2004 K. Scott Emerson Bell 2002 Kevin Huesman Lake City 2000 George Pickhardt Venice 1998 Bruce Christmas, Sr. Cottondale
Jane Longley-Cook Volunteer Service Award
Year Name Hometown 2006 Kevin Huesman Lake City
Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding Philanthropist Award
Year Name Hometown 2010 Joel and Shirley Wahlberg Houston, TX
Professional Achievement Award
Year Name Hometown 2000 Paul Willis Tifton, GA
NAADA Founders Distinguished Service Award
Year Name Hometown 2008 Paul Willis Tifton, GA
- Malissa Redden, Program Assistant
- Cathy Herren Carr, Director, Alumni and Career Services
Kelly Padgett Mosley, BSA '04, was recognized with the CALS Alumni and Friends Horizon Award at the 2013 UF/IFAS Dinner of Distinction.