Honors and Special Recognitions
2012 Humanist Heritage Award, Humanist Foundation, American Humanist Association
Became Affiliate Professor, Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public
Service, Washington State University
Became Professor Emeritus, Ryukoku University, Japan.
Guest Editor, Special Issue, Non-trade Concerns in WTO Agricultural Trade negotiations:
Conflict Resolution in the Doha Development Agenda, International Journal of Agricultural Resources,
Governance and Ecology, Vol. 4. Nos. 3/4, 2005
Best Book of 2002 Award by the Japan Agricultural Journalists Association for the book:
０２ 2002 (in Japanese). Is Today’s Food
Situation Good for Japan? Warning From an American Researcher. Tokyo, Ienohikari
Publishing Co. 2002.
Invited original signatory (71 signatories including 17 Nobel laureates) of
Humanist Manifesto III, a successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933.
Visiting Scholar, Japan Studies Program, University of Washington, Seattle,
Washington, USA for one year, April 2003-March 2004.
Keynote Speech to the Asian Committee Meeting of the International Federation
of Agricultural Producers, Tokyo, Japan, September 17-20, 2001.
Keynote Speech to the annual meeting Japan Agricultural Newspaper, Tokyo.
Keynote Speech to the International Agricultural Youth Association in Japan,
Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.
Special recognition award (kanshajo), Japan Agricultural Newspaper.
Became Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
Appointed to American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Committee on
Professional Relations Between China and the United States, 1994-95.
Named to Editorial Advisory Board Outlook on Agriculture (Published by CAB International).
Named as Affiliate Faculty, Asian Studies Program.
Re-elected alternate Director, Florida International Agricultural Trade Council.
Named as Affiliate Faculty, Latin American Studies Center
Ranked 8th out of 50 Food and Resource Economics Department (University of
Florida) faculty in number of citations for 1966-1990 drawn from the Social
Science Citation Index.
Team member (only U.S. university staff of four members) of U.S. Department
of Agriculture livestock team to China, August 5 to September 6.
President, Florida Track Club.
Special recognition for leadership by Lawton Chiles, Governor of the State
of Florida, on behalf of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness.
Chosen to work with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Consultative
Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) on a project conducting
an analysis of world livestock data and projections to 2025. Included assignment
in Rome, Italy, October through December.
Chairperson, Endowment Fund, Livestock Industry Institute.
Re-elected as alternate Director, Florida International Agricultural Trade
President, Florida Track Club. Co-organizer and first Director, Great Gainesville
Road Race, an annual event; and Great Gainesville Track Meet, also an annual
Premier Forecaster Award, Livestock Production and Prices for the period 1988-89.
American Agricultural Economics Association.
Board of Governors, Livestock Industry Institute. Chairperson LII Endowment
Re-elected as member, Cattle Committee, PRIDE of Florida.
Re-elected as Alternate Director, Florida International Agricultural Trade
President, Florida Track Club.
Named as affiliate Faculty, African Studies Center.
Plaque received from PRIDE of Florida for having served as a member of Cattle
Committee of PRIDE of Florida.
Re-elected as Alternate Director to the Florida International Agricultural
Appointed to Board of Governors, Livestock Industry Institute for 3 year period.
Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (one year).
Short-term Visiting Scholar in Japan sponsored and funded by the Livestock Industry
Promotion Corporation (LIPC) of Japan.
Banquet Speaker, British Society of Animal Production Annual Meetings, Scarborough,
Guest Speaker, World Food Conference, Bejing, China.
Elected as Alternate Board Member, Florida International Agricultural Trade
Short-term Visiting Scholar in Japan sponsored and funded by the Agricultural
Policy Research Committee, Government of Japan.
Invited and granted an Affiliate Appointment, Department of Comparative and
Experimental Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida.
One week tour of Ireland's Cattle Industry sponsored and funded by International
Minerals and Chemical Corporation (IMC).
Appointed to Cattle Advisory Committee, PRIDE of Florida.
Appointed to Life-time term as Trustee, Humanist Endowment Fund.
Elected to University of Florida Senate representing Full Professors.
Visiting Research Professor, Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan, October, 1982.
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on "Response
of Domestic Animals to Climate Change".
Scholar-in-Residence at the Rockefeller Foundation's Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio,
Elected to Board of Directors, American Humanist Association for 3 year term.
Served as Board Secretary.
Special Recognition, Facultad de Agronomia y Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional
de Asuncion (Paraguay).
President, Alpha Zeta, University of Arizona