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2019 Wheat Man of the Year, Joe Outlaw, with Texas Wheat Producers Board and Association President Jody Bellah. Outlaw, professor and Extension economist and co-director of the Texas A&M Agriculture Food Policy Center, was presented the award at the Texas Wheat Symposium, Dec. 4, 2019.

Joe Outlaw named Wheat Man of the Year

"Joe's been a friend of agriculture for years."

Joe Outlaw, professor and Extension economist and co-director of the Texas A&M Agriculture Food Policy Center (AFPC), was named the 2019 Wheat Man of the Year by the Texas Wheat Producers Board and Association.

"Joe's been a friend of agricultural for years. He does a lot of hard work and a lot of work for all different commodities in agriculture," says Texas Wheat Producers President Jody Bellah. 

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Watch this video to hear more from Bellah and Outlaw, who spoke with Farm Press following the award presentation at the 2019 Texas Wheat Symposium held in conjunction with the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Amarillo, Texas. 

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Throughout a career that expands three decades, Outlaw has also received the following professional honors and awards:

  • Texas A&M University Board of Regents, 2016 – Regents Service Fellow
  • American Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award
  • American Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award – Group
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Outstanding Extension Program Award Team
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2016 – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Texas AgriLife Extension Service Superior Service Unit Award, 2016 (Agricultural Economics Extension Farm Bill Education Team)
  • National Excellence in Extension Award, 2015 – The Extension Committee on Organization and Policy and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA
  • Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award, 2015 –The Association of Southern Region Extension Directors
  • Texas Commodity Symposium, 2014 – Distinguished Service Award for service to the Texas Corn Producers, Plains Cotton Growers, Texas Sorghum Producers, and Texas Wheat Producers
  • Texas Independent Ginners Association, 2013 – Distinguished Service Award for service to the Texas Cotton Ginning Industry
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2011 – Outstanding Teaching of a Course Award
  • The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2010 – Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Group
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2010 – Team Award
  • The Gold Quill Award, The Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), 2009
  • Superior Service Specialist Award, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2008
  • Superior Service Team Award, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2008
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education, and Professional Development, Association of Former Students University Level Awards, 2008
  • Outstanding Extension Program Award, Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2008
  • Superior Service Unit Award, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 2007
  • President’s Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2007
  • Outstanding Public Issues Education Program Award, National Public Policy Education Committee, 2003
  • Distinguished Extension Program Group Award, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2003
  • Administrator’s Award, Farm Service Agency, USDA, 2003 (Base and Yield Analyzer)
  • Administrator’s Award, Farm Service Agency, USDA, 2003 (FSA/USDA farm bill education seminars)
  • Distinguished Extension Program Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2003
  • Deputy Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for an Extension Team in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • Outstanding Public Issues Education Program Award, National Public Policy Education Committee, 2002
  • Director’s Award for Innovative Application of Information Technology in Extension Education, Texas Cooperative Extension, 2002
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi, National Honorary Extension Fraternity State Early Career Award, 2002
  • American Agricultural Economics Association Distinguished Policy Contribution Award, 1996-97
  • Deputy Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Graduate Student Research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1993
  • Deputy Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Team Research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1993
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