2024 Award nomination forms will become available in January 2024
C.M. Donald Medal for Agronomy
Colin Malcolm Donald
The C.M. Donald Medal for Agronomy is awarded to an eminent agronomist at each national conference of the Society. The C.M. Donald Medal is the most prestigious Australian award in Agronomy.
Pictured: Emeritus Professor Colin Malcolm Donald 1910-1985
CM Donald Medal Recipients Biographical Memoirs C.M. Donald
The 2022 Donald Medal was awarded to Dr Brian Keating,
formerly CSIRO (1981 – 2020), currently Adjunct Professor, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), University of Queensland
Donald Oration: From white pegs to silicon chips: Fifty years (1973-2022) of Australian agronomy
In 2012 the Society introduced Fellowships. Winners of the Fellowships will be designated as Fellows of the Australian Society of Agronomy. Fellowships shall be awarded for important contributions to agronomy.
Three Fellowships were awarded at the 2022 Australian Agronomy Conference:
Professor Shu Fukai Professor Derrick Moot Professor Victor Sadras
Young Agronomist of the year
In 2006 the Society introduced a Young Agronomist of the Year award to increase awareness and opportunities for younger members of the profession.
Two Young Agronomist Awards were presented
at the 2022 Australian Agronomy Conference Corrinne Celestina Bonnie Flohr
Posthumous certificate of recognition
2019 - Dr Neil Fettell NSW