Johnston- Owen J. Newlin, retired senior vice president of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, received the first Iowa Corn Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, August 27 at the Iowa Corn Growers Association Annual meeting.
"Owen was instrumental in helping to establish the Iowa Corn Checkoff as well as many other state corn checkoffs around the country" said Craig Floss, Iowa Corn CEO. "We are excited to be honoring Owen as the first recipient of the Iowa Corn Lifetime Achievement Award because of his commitment and dedication the corn industry."
The Iowa Corn Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition of outstanding service and commitment to advance the corn industry and keep the industry cutting edge through technology, political action and time devoted to the Iowa corn industry.
Among the many other awards and citations Newlin has received are the Order of the Knoll True and Valiant Award, Distinguished Achievement Award, Alumni Merit Award, and Order of the Knoll Campanile Award from Iowa State University; the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota; the Agri-Marketer of the Year Award from the National Agricultural Marketing Association; the VIP Citation from Future Farmers of America; U.S. Grains Council Lifetime Achievement Award, and the National Corn Growers Association President's Award. He is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America, and a long time member of the Iowa Corn Growers Association.