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USDA Hall of Heroes Award Program

Previous Inductees


  • Norm Berg, Former Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Thomas Monroe Campbell, First Black Extension Agency in the United States
  • Justin Smith Morrill, Father of the Land-Grant College System
  • Senator George S. McGovern, Advocate for Fighting Hunger
  • Senator Tom Harkin, Advocate for the Agriculture Community


  • Hugh Hammond Bennett, Father of Soil Conservation
  • George Washington Carver, Father of Chemurgy
  • Senator Robert Dole, National Leader of Nutrition and Farming Programs
  • Smokey Bear, America's First Fire Prevention Bear