Bob Kemerait presents information to a crowd at the Georgia Peanut Tour in 2017.

Congrats to Bob Kemerait, a longtime collaborator with the Peanut Innovation Lab, who was recognized by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Science for his international research work. Kemerait has worked in Extension with UGA for 20 years, focusing on developing disease and nematode management strategies. At the same time, he has been a leader in USAID-funded projects to improve peanut production among small-scale farmers in Guyana, Haiti, and the Philippines. He recently received a Fulbright award to work with the faculty at Mariano Marcos State University and farmers in the northern Philippines to improve disease management and other production practices. In addition to this year’s D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Global Programs, in the past Kemerait won the D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension, the Dow AgroSciences Award for Excellence in Education from the American Peanut Research and Education Society, the Peanut Research and Education Award from the American Peanut Council, and the Walter B. Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach.

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