Roger Blobaum, a widely respected pioneer in organic farm policy and one of the first two members of The Cornucopia Institute’s formal Policy Advisory Panel, was recognized with a lifetime award last month by the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Honorary Recognition Award was given to Blobaum at a banquet in Madison, Wisconsin.
“I consider Roger a friend and personal mentor and was honored to have been invited to witness the presentation of this prestigious award,” said Cornucopia Cofounder Mark Kastel. “In his speech, Roger viewed the award as a recognition of the credibility and legitimate role organic and sustainable agriculture has achieved in academia,” Kastel added.
Blobaum has had roles in advising Congress, performing organic research, and educating organic farmers and stakeholders. He has been recognized internationally as a true expert in organics.
His personal papers have now been contributed to the Wisconsin Historical Society, and he is working with others to encourage developing a record of the path toward developing the growing and successful organic industry we have today.