The Golden Auger Award
The Golden Auger Award is presented annually by the West Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists in cooperation with the West Virginia NRCS State Soil Scientist to recognize a person who has made a significant contribution to soil science or to soil survey programs in the state of West Virginia. The Golden Auger Award is presented in October each year during the West Virginia Conservation Partnership Conference.
How to Nominate
You can submit a nomination by:
- Completing the fillable nomination form and clicking on the "Submit Form" button at the bottom of the first page.
- Completing the fillable nomination form, saving it, and sending it by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Printing and completing the printable nomination form and sending it by mail to:
Mary Beth Adams
180 Cranfield Street
Morgantown, WV 26505
The deadline for nominations is August 1 each year.
If you need more space than is provided on the nomination form, or if you prefer not to use the electronic nomination form, you can complete your nomination by other means and submit it using the same Email or surface mail addresses listed above. Please be sure to include the name of the nominee, the name of the nominator, and a brief description of the notable contributions that the nominee has made to soil science or to soil survey programs in WV. Also, please include a vita, biography, or other outline of the nominee’s academic and professional career.
All WVAPSS members are invited to take the time to consider and nominate someone whose efforts have advanced the profession of soil science and soil survey in West Virginia.
The Golden Auger Award, which was first presented in 1999, began as a small recognition, but it has developed into one of our most coveted awards.
Past recipients of the Golden Auger have been: