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Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture

Siehl Prize

The Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture recognizes living individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the production of food and alleviation of hunger in three separate categories:  production, agribusiness, and knowledge.

Up to three prizes will be awarded annually. Each winner or “laureate” receives a monetary award of $50,000 and a beautiful granite and glass sculpture like the one pictured here by artist Thomas Rose. 

The Siehl Prize is named in honor of philanthropist Eldon Siehl, a successful Minnesota businessman who wanted to educate the general public about where their food came from and to provide recognition for the dedicated people who make it their life’s work. 

The nominee or team of nominees must currently reside or must have resided in Minnesota for a period of at least five years or hold a degree from the University of Minnesota. Self–nominations and nominations of relatives will not be accepted. 

Questions about the Siehl Prize may be directed to siehlprz@umn.edu.

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Last modified on March 23, 2011