The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ 2003 Outstanding Alumnus Kenneth Cassman has been awarded the 2017 Bertebos Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. The Bertebos Prize is given to those with remarkable achievements in the fields of food, agriculture, animal health or ecology.
Dr. Cassman, who is Emeritus Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Agronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, received his MS and PhD degrees in agronomy and soil science from UH Mānoa. He is considered one of the leading scientists in the development of the concept of ecological intensification; as he explains, “The need to meet food demand while protecting environmental quality and conserving natural resources provides the central theme of my work.”
The prize includes $30,000 and an honorary diploma. He will be given the award in Stockholm, Sweden in January, and will be the featured speaker at the next Bertebos Conference.
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