Cultura-Award

Cultura-Preis

In 2007, the Liebig-Preis and the Thünen-Medaille were replaced by the Alfred-Toepfer-Stiftung F.V.S.'s newly created Alfred-Toepfer-Preis for nature conservation, agriculture, agricultural research and forestry.  In 2011, this award was renamed the Cultura-Preis.



List of Award Winners

2012: Dr. Peter Meyer, Nordwestdeutsche Forstliche Versuchsanstalt,  subject area natural forest conservation and research

2011: Dr. Albano Goncalo Beja-Pereira, University of Porto, Portugal

2010: Dr. Jörg Müller, Bavarian Forest National Park Authority, Grafenau, Germany

2009: Prof. Dr. Jan Stenlid, Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

2008: Dr. Angela Karp, Rothamsted Research Institute in Harpenden, Great Britain

 

Liebig-Award

Liebig-Preis

Founded in 1949 by the Stiftung F.V.S. zu Hamburg, the Justus-von-Liebig-Preis was initially awarded annually.  Since 1982, however, this award has been presented by the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel on a bi-annual basis to individuals or groups who have made an outstanding scientific or practice-relevant contribution to European agriculture.  Up until 1994, a German as well as a member of another European country were each awarded the Liebig-Preis every year.  Since 1996, however, only one award has been granted annually.  The award amounted to €15,000.00.

Two study-abroad grants, the Liebig-Europa-Reisestipendien, each in the amount of €3,000.00 for students of agriculture were also granted in conjunction with the award.

The Alfred-Toepfer-Stiftung F.V.S. ceased awarding the Liebig-Preis and, in its place, brought the Cultura-Preis into being.

The Eiselen-Stiftung of the University of Hohenheim took over the honour of awarding the Liebig-Preis in 2008.

Justus Freiherr von Liebig

(12 May 1803 – 18 April 1873)

Justus von Liebig was born in Darmstadt and became a professor of chemistry in Giessen in 1824.  From 1852 to his death, he resided in Munich.  In addition to his work in the areas of technical and analytical chemistry, his organic chemistry research, which led to the discovery of many new substances (e.g. aldehydes, chloral, chloroform, hippuric acid, etc.), is of particular significance.  Many of his discoveries were of direct industrial benefit, e.g. the production of meat extract.  In addition to being the founder of modern fertilizer theory and agricultural chemistry, Liebig is also regarded as being one of the founders of agricultural science.

List of Award Winners

1949 to 1959

1949/50 Theodor Roemer (†), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Halle
Carl Heinz Dencker (†), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Bonn
1951 Emil Alfeld (†), Neckarelz (Württemberg)
1952 Walter Laube (†), Dr., Göttingen, früher Petkus (Mark)
1953
August Block (†), Minister a.D., Rittergut Banteln
Richard von Flemming (†), Präsident a.D., Uelzen, früher Paatzig (Pommern)
1954
Walter Kubiena (†), Prof. Dr., Wien (Österreich)
1955
Peter Rasmussen (†), Diplom-Landwirt, Apenrade (Dänemark)
1956
Ernst Klapp (†), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Bonn
1957
Wilhelm Ries (†), Prof. Dr., Michelstadt
1958
Walter Wittich (†), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Hann.-Münden
1959
Hans Lembke (†), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c., Rostock
Otto Bolten (†), Rothenstein (Kreis Eckernförde)

1960 to 1969

1960 Arthur Hanau (†), Prof. Dr., Göttingen
Roderich Plate, Prof. Dr., Stuttgart-Hohenheim
1961 Hans-Ulrich von Oertzen (†), Bad Godesberg
1962 P.B. de Boer, Stiens (Holland)
Ian D. Hamilton (†), Graf, Barsebäck (Schweden)
1963
Bernard Poullain (†), La Queue-lès-Yvelines (Frankreich)
Bernhard Rademacher (†), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c., Stuttgart-Hohenheim
1964
Walter Mader, Dr., Bruck a. d. Leitha (Österreich)
Fritz Schilke (†) Dr., Hamburg
1965
Giovanni Haussmann, Dr., Lodi (Italien)
Constantin von Dietze (†), Dr. Drs. h.c., Freiburg i. Br.
1966
Paul Nicolai (†), Landwirtschaftsingenieur, Gorsem (Belgien)
Anton Freiherr von Herzogenberg (†), Salem (Baden)
1967
Communauté de Travail de Kutzenhausen (Frankreich)
Dietz Freiherr von Thüngen (†), Thüngen (Unterfranken)
1968
Sir Richard Trehane, Wimborne (Dorset, Großbritannien)
Paul Rintelen (†), Prof. Dr. Dr., München-Weihenstephan
1969
Karl Brandt (†), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Palo Alto (USA)
Hans Rabe jr., Diplomlandwirt, Sönke-Nissen-Koog

1970 to 1979

1970 Hjalmar Clausen (†), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Kopenhagen (Dänemark)
Georg Blohm (†), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Kiel
1971 Charles Kiss, Ingenieur Agronome, la Ménitré (Frankreich)
Hermann Strehle (†), Landwirt, Reichertsweilerhof bei Donauwörth
1972 Harald Skjervold (†), Prof. Dr., Vollebekk (Norwegen)
Klaus Kleeberg(†), Landwirt, Eisbergen bei Minden
1973
Luigi Cavazza, Prof. Dr., Bologna (Italien)
Heinrich Graf Finck von Finckenstein, Winterbüren (Hessen)
1974
Lucijan Krivec, Dipl.-Ing. Agr., Ljubljana (Jugoslawien)
Ulrich Dieckmann, Landwirt, Domäne Coverden, Schaumburg
1975
Ingvar Ekesbo, Prof. Dr., Skara (Schweden)
Joachim von Wülfing (†), Landwirt, Swisstal-Heimerzheim
1976
Leopold Wiklicky, Dipl.-Ing. Dr., Tulln (Österreich)
Philipp Kühne, Unternehmensberater, Göttingen
1977
Henrik Sumelius (†), Dipl.-Landwirt, Loukanen, Renko (Finnland)
Walter Teuteberg (†), Ltd. Landwirtschaftsdirektor, Windeby
1978
François Ravier, Landwirt, Morestel (Frankreich)
Edouard Rebotton, Landwirt, Morestel (Frankreich)
Gerhard Fischbeck, Prof. Dr., Freising-Weihenstephan
1979
Cooperativa de Explotacion "San Antonio Abad", Milagros b. Burgos (Spanien)
Albert Huber, Landwirt, Aue, Düsseldorf

1980 to 1989

1980 A. von Arendonk, Landwirt, Bavel (Niederlande)
Werner Koch(†), Gartenbausachverständiger, Stuttgart
1981 Sigurd Andersen, Prof. Dr., Kopenhagen (Dänemark)
Karl-Heinz Schulze-Steinen, Hamm-Drechen, (Nordrh.-Westfalen)
1982 Micheál Mac Giobúin, An Daingean (Co. Kerry, Irland)
Hermann Beste (†), Rodenberg (Deister)
1984
Pierre Hoeffel (†), Walbourg (Frankreich)
Konrad Paetow, Tralauerholz (Schleswig-Holstein)
1986
Arto (†) und Sakari Heikkilä, Rusko (Finnland)
Manfred Köhne, Prof. Dr., Göttingen
1988
Heinz-Peter Tewes, Fassberg
Tibor Papp, Dr., Mezöhegyes (Ungarn)

1990 to 1999

1990 Wolfgang Haber, Prof. Dr., Freising
Bleckert Lagerfelt, Linköping (Schweden)
1992 Jan de Veer (†), Prof. Dr. h.c., Hoogwoud (Niederlande)
Dietrich Schröder, Groß Roge (Mecklenburg)
1994
Alfred Petautschnig, Dir. OStR. Ing., Hatzendorf (Österreich)
Michael Horsch, Schwandorf (Oberpfalz)
1996
Günter Flessner, Minister a.D., Dersau
1998
Christian Zeeck, Dr., Uelzen

2000 to present

2000 Rainer Latten, Bonn
2002 Peter Glodek, Prof. Dr., Göttingen
2004
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Zoltan Bedö, Martonvasar, Ungarn
2006
Prof. Dr. Johan A. M. van Arendonk, Wageningen, Niederlande

Thünen-Medal

Johann-Heinrich-von-Thünen-Medaille in Gold

In 2005, the Afred-Toepfer-Stiftung F.V.S. stopped awarding the Thünen-Medaille and replaced it with the new Cultura-Preis.  The Agricultural and Nutritional Science Faculty started to independently award the Thünen-Medaille in 2009.

Rules pertaining to the awarding of the Thünen-Medaille can be found here. (only in German available)

The award committee consists of six members.  The Agricultural and Nutritional Science Faculty of the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel selects three members from among its full-time professors, with the exception of the dean.  The remaining three members are appointed by the Faculty based on proposals by the Board.  At least two members of the committee should be active farmers.

Johann Heinrich von Thünen

(24 June 1783 – 22 September 1850)

Johann Heinrich von Thünen was born on 24 June 1783 in Kanarienhausen, which is near Hooksiel in Jeverland.  He attended the agricultural school of Lucas Andreas Staudinger in Holstein, where in 1803, he already demonstrated his fundamental ideas in a paper, which he would later expand on in his ground-breaking work Nationalökonomie stemming from his time as a farmer on his estate, Gut Tellow, in Mecklenburg from 1810 – 1850.

Staudinger, his friend and teacher, supported his work and ensured the publication of Thünen's Der isolierte Staat in Beziehung auf Landwirtschaft und Nationalökonomie as Part 1 in 1826 in Hamburg.  Four years later, Thünen received an honorary doctorate from the University of Rostock.

In his work, Thünen demonstrated the optimal supply of economic goods to the population and, at the same time, the functional location and the ideal production intensity of individual economical sectors.  According to Thünen, the assignment of the type of production depended on the distrubution location, the so-called Von Thünen Circles.  They are arranged according to transport costs per area and distance unit to the market.  Above all, Thünen's method is one of isolated abstraction.

Part 2 was published in 1850.  Particularly noteworthy were his statements regarding the naturgemäße Entlohnung der Arbeiter (i.e. the natural compensation of workers) which can be found in his compensation formula.  These declarations particularly provide insight into Thünen's social philosophies.

Through his work, Thünen founded important economic and social science research facilities, econometric, agricultural, urban and woodland location theories, marginal analysis, marginal productivity theory, economic optimization, as well as theories on political and social statements regarding natural compensation and profit-sharing.

Thünen passed away as a farmer on his estate, Gut Tellow, on 22 September 1850 and is, today, regarded as the most significant German economist of his time.

List of Award Winners

 

1966 to 1969

1966
Helmut Graf (†), Domäne Marienburg bei Hildesheim
1967
Flemming Juncker, Overgaard (Dänemark)
1968
Wilhelm vor Schulte (†), Dr., Achterwehr über Kiel
1969
Adalbert Freiherr von Poschinger-Bray (†), Dr., Irlbach über Straubing

1970 to 1979

1970 Peter Herzog von Oldenburg, Lensahn (Holstein)
1971 Werner Reinersmann, Dr. , Gut Lerchenfeld bei Regensburg
1972 Friedrich Matthiesen, Herrenkoog (Nordfriesland)
1973
Emil Klaus (†), Bischoffingen (Breisgau)
1974
Sir Nigel Strutt, T.D., D.L., F.R.Ag.S., Chelmsford/Essex
1975
Carl-Ernst Büchting, Dr. , Einbeck
1976
Anton Schlüter (†), Dipl-Ing. Dr. h.c., Freising
1977
Peter Herzog zu Schleswig-Holstein (†), Grünholz
1978
Dietmar Hölzl (†), Landwirtschaftsdirektor Dipl.-Landw., Fürth
1979
Adolf Luetgebrune, Landwirt, Lage-Müssen/Lippe

1980 to 1989

1980 Klaus Peters, Landwirt, Röst bei Heide (Holstein)
1981 Joachim Klindworth, Landwirt, Bargstedt-Ohrensen (Niedersachsen)
1982 Alfred Strothe (†), Hannover
1983
Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V., Frankfurt a.M.
1985
Hans-Hermann Meinecke, Westerstede/Hollenriede (Niedersachsen)
1987
Dietrich Brauer (†), Hohenlieth (Schleswig-Holstein)
1989 Hans-Ulrich Hege, Domäne Hohebuch, Waldenburg

1990 to 1999

1991 Romúald Ozimek, Dipl.-Ing., Brzozow (Polen)
1993 Karl-Heinz Hüggelmeyer, Erpen/Bad Rothenfelde
1995
Franz Ehrsam, Großheirath
1997
Bernd Kopmann, Hohendorf
1999
Sven Fischer, Örebro/Schweden

2000 tp present

2001 Heinrich Graf von Bassewitz, Dr., Dalwitz/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
2003 Dr. Chantal Mathy, Daussoulx, Belgien
2005
Siegfried Mayer, Möderbrugg, Österreich
2009
Christian Graf Holck, Farve
2012 Dr. Martin Frauen, Hohenlieth