Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors


2021 Excellence in Multistate Research Award

Walter Bowen

W-4188 Soil, Water, and Environmental Physics to Sustain Agriculture and Natural Resources Administrative Advisor: Walter Bowen, University of Hawaii Technical Committee Chair: Ryan Stewart, Virginia Tech Healthy soils enhance agricultural and environmental sustainability by storing and supplying water, energy, organic materials, and nutrients. Nationwide, soils are stress by increasing food and energy demands, land use … Read more

2021 National Experiment Station Section Diversity and Inclusion Individual Award

Shannon Archibeque-Engle‚Äč

Shannon Archibeque-Engle Assistant Vice President for Diversity Office of the Vice President for Diversity Colorado State University This award recognizes the activities of an individual at the local, state, regional, or national level, that empower groups, enhance inclusion within organizations and aspire to achieve inclusive excellence. Following a national solicitation for nominations and a rigorous … Read more

2021 Excellence in Leadership – Western Region

John Tanaka

John A. Tanaka Retired Associate Director of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station and Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Wyoming John Tanaka had a passion and commitment to the land-grant system. He has spent his career looking for opportunities and helping others take those opportunities to find answers for producers, agencies, … Read more