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Fluid Journal : Spring 2015
He also briefly discussed some of the subjects brought up at the recent Board of Directors meeting. Dale Leikam also made the President's Report, offering thanks to supporting members, recognizing FFF board companies who have served as sponsors, researchers, and program speakers. He also brought members up-to-date on the FFF's finances and any new research projects. This was followed by a presentation of the Researcher of the Year award which went to Dr. Tony Vyn of Purdue University for his outstanding fluid fertilizer research contributions to agriculture. The prestigious Werner Nelson Award was presented to Dr. Carrie Laboski of the University of Wisconsin for her outstanding contributions to wise use of fertilizer to maximize crop yields and profits. Fluid Fellow Awards, given in recognition of leadership in the fluid fertilizer industry, were presented to: Waddy Garrett of VitAg, Carl Bruice, of Wilbur-Ellis, Cliff Snyder of IPNI, and Tom Fairweather of Tessenderlo-Kerley. At the close of the meeting, the gavel was passed from Board Chair Steve Keller of Morral Companies to Dr. Terry Tindall of J.R. Simplot Company. The Tuesday afternoon sessions began with a testy look at the regulatory and environmental challenges facing this country and the opportunities we have in dealing with those challenges. Following this was an array of research updates that provided the very latest in fluid fertilizer research and technology. In 2016, the 25th Annual Fluid Forum will again be held at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dates are February 15 to 16, 2016. Be sure and put this on your calendar.