The NACTA John Deere Award has been awarded jointly to a faculty member and his or her institution in each of the five geographic regions (eastern, southern, central, western and Canadian) of NACTA. The award was designed to recognize outstanding teachers and programs of agricultural business, technology and/or management in post-secondary schools and colleges. Special emphasis was placed on preparation of students for employment in the areas of management, sales, service, processing and production but not, exclusive of total program thrust. Criteria evaluated include: instructor's teaching philosophy; administrative officer evaluation; three year placement record; evaluations by current students and alumni; and continued professional development of the faculty member.
The recipient received a plaque and a monetary award ($500 for the faculty member and $500 for the program) presented at the annual conference.
** The John Deere Award was switched from regional awards to one award given annually in 2003!
|1987||Fred Bach||SUNY Agr & Tech-Morrisville, NY||Eastern|
|1988||Clinton O. Jacobs||University of Arizona||Western|
|1989||Earl E. Baugher||Kansas State University||Central|
|1990||Victor A. Bekkum||Iowa State University||Central|
|1992||Morton M. Boyd||Iowa State University||Central|
|1993||Billy R. Harrell||Sam Houston State University, TX||Southern|
|1995||Crowell G. Bowers, Jr.||North Carolina State University||Southern|
|1996||Jack L. Schinstock||University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Central|
|1997||Ronald J. Hanson||University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Central|
|1998||Ron E. Deiter||Iowa State University||Central|
|1998||Foy D. Mills, Jr.||Abilene Christian University, TX||Southern|
|2000||Larry S. Click||Tennessee Tech University||Southern|
|2001||Roger D. Hanagriff||Sam Houston State University||Southern|
|2002||Carlos Rosencrans, Jr.||New Mexico State State University||Western|
|2003||Byron T. French||University of Florida||Southern|
|2004||Keith J. Karnok||University of Georgia||Southern|
|2005||Richard Steffen||Southern Illinois University||Central|
|2007||Herman A. Sampson III||North Carolina State University||Southern|
|2008||Philip Buriak||University of Illinois||Central|
|2010||Tom Carr||University of Illinois||Central|
|2015||Teresa Lanker||Ohio State University-Agricultural Technical Institute||Eastern|