Dean Charles E. Barnhart (1969-1988)

The Charles E. Barnhart Fund for Excellence was created to honor Dr. Barnhart, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment from 1969-1988. The Barnhart Fund supports activities that enhance excellence in College of Agriculture, Food and Environment programs.

Annually, the Barnhart Fund for Excellence Committee, comprised of faculty and staff and appointed to three-year terms by the dean, seeks proposals for projects/programs to be supported by the fund. Such proposals might include, but not be limited to workshops/conferences, nationally or internationally renowned speakers to give major presentations, programmatic initiatives with an excellence theme, and student enrichment and development activities. Funded proposals may receive up to $1,000. Approximately 10-12 projects are funded per year, out of an average of 40 applications.

Congratulations to our FY 2018 Award Recipients! See a full list of FY 2018 Barnhart Fund for Excellence projects here

New Applicants

The deadline for projects occurring in FY 2018 (July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018) has passed. FY 2019 applications will be available in Spring 2018. 

Current Awardees

Leaders and Co-Leaders of projects currently funded by the Barnhart Fund for Excellence need to submit documentation of all expenditures of awarded funds using the following forms:

County/Extension Office Reimbursement Form

On-Campus Project Reimbursement Form

Past Projects

A list of projects the Barnhart Fund for Excellence has funded in the past can be found at the link below. Reviewing this list may be helpful to those considering applying for the award in the future.

Past Barnhart Fund For Excellence Recipients