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President’s Award

Recognizing Outstanding & Significant Contributions

The ABF President's Award was established in 1997 to recognize ABF members who have made “outstanding and significant contributions to the leadership of the ABF and the U.S. beekeeping and honey industry.” The award is presented annually at the ABF Conference & Tradeshow. Honorees receive a commemorative plaque and are recognized in the ABF Quarterly magazine, conference guidebook and on the ABF Web site.

ABF Honors and Recognizes Its President’s Award Recipients


Year Conference Location Honoree(s)
2017 Galveston George Hansen
2016 Ponte Vedra Beach Zac Browning
2015 Anaheim Dr. Jim Frazier
2014 Baton Rouge Dr. Marion Ellis
2013 Hershey Dr. Roger Hoopingarner and Kim Lehman
2012 Las Vegas Laurence Cutts and Donald Schmidt
2011 Galveston Randy Johnson and Troy Fore
2010 Orlando Liz Vaenoski
2009 Reno Gene Brandi
2008/2007 Sacramento Jim Powers and David Hackenberg
2006 Louisville Gene Killion
2005 Reno Ray Nicholson
2004 Jacksonville Glen and Gertrude Overturf
2003 Kansas City Howard Foster
2002 Savannah Roy Weaver, Jr., Dr. J.W. White and Ralph Gamber
2001 San Diego Binford Weaver
2000 Forth Worth Frank Robinson
1999 Nashville Hood Littlefield and Bob Banker