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Recognize Grain Industry Leaders With Awards

Every year GEAPS presents awards to leaders in the grain industry. Through the Industry Leader, Corbett Award and International Member of Distinction, GEAPS recognizes members and non-members who made significant contributions to the grain industry.

If you know someone who should be recognized for their notably outstanding service to GEAPS or the industry, nominate them by Monday, Oct 15. Winners will be recognized at GEAPS Exchange 2019 in New Orleans.

Tips on writing a nomination:

Your submission will not only help your nomination stand out from the rest, but it will form the basis for the award presentation should the nominee be selected. It’s important to use specific and concrete examples to illustrate how your nominee meets the award criteria. Provide examples of how your nominee has demonstrated outstanding character and is a deserving candidate.

Show how they have:

  • Shown ongoing initiative, leadership and dedication;
  • Devoted themselves to sustained service;
  • Earned the respect of their peers and become a role model.

A compelling nomination should also describe as vividly and precisely as possible the difference your nominee’s contribution has made and show why it has been important.

Include details such as:

  • How were things before the achievement;
  • The scale of the achievement and whether it is completed or ongoing;
  • What made this an outstanding achievement – indicate any extraordinary circumstances or challenges the nominee faced;
  • What makes your nominee different from others doing the same thing?

International Member of Distinction

The GEAPS International Board of Directors bestows the Member of Distinction honor to give special recognition to members who have made extraordinary contributions to advancing GEAPS core purpose in pursuit of the organization’s envisioned future.

These individuals have consistently demonstrated volunteer leadership qualities that epitomize GEAPS’ core values of excellence and innovation in operations, safety, stored-grain quality preservation, health, efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Who is eligible?

Any GEAPS member (Regular, Associate, Affiliate or Lifetime) who has been a member for at least five of the preceding 10 years and have consistently demonstrated volunteer leadership qualities that epitomize GEAPS’ core values of excellence and innovation in operations safety, stored-grain quality preservation, health, efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Past International Member of Distinction Honorees


Industry Leader

The GEAPS International Board of Directors bestows the Industry Leader honor to give special recognition to individuals – members and non-members – who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of operations safety, health, environmental responsibility, efficiency and stored grain quality preservation excellence in the grain handling and processing industries.

Who is eligible?

Anyone – GEAPS member or not – who has provided extraordinary contributions to the grain industry through the advancement of operations safety, stored-grain quality preservation, health, efficiency and environmental responsibility.

Past Industry Leader Honorees


Corbett Award

The Corbett Award is named in honor of Lifetime member John Corbett, Kansas City Chapter. The GEAPS Associate Board of Directors bestows the Corbett Awards to recognize Associate members who have demonstrated extraordinary volunteer leadership on behalf of all Associate members in the pursuit of GEAPS’ mission and achievement of its general objectives.

Who is eligible?

Any Associate member who has been a GEAPS member for at least 10 years and has demonstrated volunteer leadership on behalf of all Associate members in the pursuit of GEAPS’ core values of excellence and innovation in operations safety, stored-grain quality preservation, health, efficiency and environmental responsibility

Past Corbett Award Honorees


International Member of Distinction and Industry Leader candidate nominations must be endorsed by an International Board member. To nominate someone for these awards, contact David Krejci. Corbett Award nominations should be sent to Julia Kloehn.