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