FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORLDWIDE-RESPECTED AUTHOR, AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER, WATER AND SOIL EXPERT RECEIVES ASABE HANCOR SOIL AND ENGINEERING AWARD
FINDLAY, Ohio – August 26, 2010: Jeffrey G. Arnold, PE., agricultural engineer and research leader with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) (Temple, Texas), has been named the recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2010 Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award.
Sponsored by Hancor, one of the nation's largest suppliers of storm water management systems, the ASABE award recognizes Mr. Arnold's contributions to the advancement of watershed research, planning and design.
Mr. Arnold is the author of numerous articles and developer of many conservation management programs including the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), which is used by the USDA to determine the environmental impact of its programs, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its management plans, and for estimating the impact climate change can have on water supply and quality throughout the world.
As the agricultural engineer and research leader with USDA -ARS, he is responsible for developing models and model components to characterize, manage and protect soil and water resources, and for research and administrative leadership at the USDA-ARS Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory.
"Since the late 1960's, Hancor has been pleased to participate in ASABE's recognition of those who have been devoted to improving soil and water management," stated Tori Durliat, Director of Marketing, Hancor.
"Mr. Arnold is a very dedicated engineer who has made it his professional mission to explore new ways to improve and protect our resources. The programs and techniques he personally developed from his research have been proven to provide powerful, positive results," Ms. Durliat continued. "Hancor is honored to acknowledge Mr. Arnold for his many years of effort and for his commitment to the world's agricultural community."
Called one of its most prestigious honors by the Society, the Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award recognizes noteworthy contributions to the advancement of soil and water engineering in teaching, research, planning, design construction, management or materials development.
Mr. Arnold is a 26-year member of ASABE. Hancor, one of the world's largest suppliers of storm water management systems, has sponsored the ASABE award since 1966. It was presented to Mr. Arnold in June at the ASABE Annual International meeting.
For more information, visit the Hancor website at www.hancor.com, or call 1-888-FOR PIPE (367-7473).
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an international educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE has some 9,000 members from more than 100 countries.
One of the nation's largest suppliers of storm water management systems, Hancor manufactures a wide variety of plastic drainage products for the commercial, residential, construction and agricultural markets. Hancor was founded in 1887 in Findlay, Ohio and operates manufacturing facilities and service centers across the country.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tori L. Durliat, Hancor, Inc.
Director of Marketing
401 Olive St.
Findlay, OH 45840