Society Awards

2019 Award Winners

C.M. Donald Medal for Agronomy

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

The 2019 Donald Medal has been awarded to Dr John Angus CSIRO


CM Donald Medal Recipients             


Biographical Memoirs C.M. Donald 



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.

2019 Fellow is Dr Peter Sale, LaTrobe University

Australian Society of Agronomy Fellows       


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 awards will be offered in 2021 - best female Young Agronomist and best male Young Agronomist.

2019 Young Agronomist is Dr Kenton Porker

Young Agronomist Award Recipients            


Dr Neil Fettell honoured with a 2019 - posthumous certificate of recognition

The Australian agronomy community were saddened to learn of the passing of Neil Fettel on March 16 2019.  He was recognised by colleagues as a strong advocate for agricultural research in Central West NSW, a leader in his field by peers and organisations such as GRDC and CSIRO.  At the 19th Australian Agronomy conference a  certificate of recognition was presented to Mrs Shirley Fettell to recognise the great contribution Dr Neil Fettell made to Australian agronomy.

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