|Michael Phillips will deliver the 2001 D.W. Brooks lecture.|
The first Brooks Award was established in 1981 to recognize faculty members who make outstanding contributions and maintain excellence in the teaching program of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
In 1983, the awards were expanded to include research, extension and county extension programs. An award for international agriculture was added in 1988. Each award includes a framed certificate and a $5,000 cash award.
Brooks advised seven U.S. presidents on farm and trade issues. Among his many honors, he was the first inductee into the UGA Agricultural Hall of Fame.
(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)