Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Delate on being named a Fellow in the American Society of Agronomy.

MADISON, WI, Jul 06, 2022 – The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) announces the following 2022 award recipient to be formally presented at the ASA Awards Ceremony on 2022-11-08 during the scientific society’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research.

Kathleen Delate, Iowa State University, Ames, IA – ASA Fellow: Kathleen Delate is a Professor and Extension Organic Crops Specialist, a joint position between the departments of Horticulture and Agronomy, at Iowa State University. As the first tenure-track organic ag faculty at a Land Grant University, her research on organic nutrient and pest management includes the Long-Term Agroecological Research site, one of the longest running comparisons of conventional and organic systems in the U.S. On-farm trials include organic corn breeding and organic no-till soybeans and corn using roller/crimpers. She is internationally recognized for her Extension efforts in organic ag, including farmer participation in research and outreach. Delate helped establish the Organic Management Systems (OMS) community in ASA and has served on numerous committees and as a Golden Opportunity mentor, emphasizing an inclusive, welcoming environment for all.

ASA Fellow
Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the American Society of Agronomy. Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society’s active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow. The award consists of a certificate, a complimentary ticket to the award ceremony, and ASA Fellow pin. In 2022, up to 11 individuals may be elected as Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.

This award will be formally presented to Dr. Delate during the scientific society’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland in November.