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Fluid Journal : Spring 2016
5 The Fluid Journal Spring 2016 ▼ DOWNLOAD have regularly provided FFF support, plus new companies that have recently joined in their support of the Foundation. He also briefly discussed some of the subjects brought up at the earlier Board of Directors meeting. Dale Leikam also gave 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 the Researcher of the Year award, which went to Dr. Fred Below of the University of Illinois for his outstanding fluid fertilizer research contributions to agriculture. The prestigious Werner Nelson Award was presented to Dr. Ricardo Melgar, a soil scientist at Pergamino Exp.St. INTA, Argentina, for his wise use of fertilizer to maximize crop yields and profits. The Fluid Fellow Awards, given in recognition of leadership in the fluid fertilizer industry, were presented to: Mark Alley of Koch Agronomic Services, Ray McDonald, Can Grow Crop Solutions, Inc., Ron Wachter of Helena Chemical Co., and Dr. Tom Doerge of Deer and Company. At the close of the luncheon, the gavel was passed from Board Chair Dr. Terry Tindall of J. R. Simplot Company to Multiple sessions were conducted during the two days of meetings, covering field research on the effectiveness of fluid fertilizers in maximizing crop yields. The Fluid Fertilizer Foundation’s board of directors met prior to the two days of project presentations.