At the OAC's 140th Anniversary celebration, Plant agriculture professor Jay Subramanian received the 2014 Distinguished Extension Award. This annual award recognizes effective extension efforts used outside the classroom by OAC faculty members. Recipients have demonstrated accomplishments in extension with emphasis on relevance to Ontario or Canadian agriculture.
Jay has been instrumental in working with the fruit growers in Niagara to involve them in evaluating new peaches, nectarines and plums coming from the breeding programs he runs and is very active in mentoring high school students interested in Plant Science, especially through Science Fair projects.
Jay was also featured in @Guelph in an article Prunes Get a New Look, Taste highlighting his research with yellow European plums (YEPs).
Congratulations Jay on your award - it is well deserved!