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CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation

Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research

CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation

CBEAR offers an annual prize for agri-environmental innovation to recognize leaders who incorporate and celebrate the use of behavioral insights in program designs to improve agri-environmental programs.


2019 Innovation Award
The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking, accepted by Dr. Katharine Abraham and Dr. Ron Haskins

“While the Commission has completed their charge, their impact is long lasting. CBEAR has used and appreciated the insights from their final report.”
–Kent Messer, speaking about the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking


2018 Recipient Sheila Reddy, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Nature Conservancy.

“At its core, conservation is about people’s actions and decisions. Now more than ever, success depends on finding ways to help people overcome barriers to conservation.”


2017 Recipient
Jeremy Peters, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Conservation Districts

“The team at CBEAR understands that truly engaging America’s landowners is the key to continued improvements in soil health, water conservation and sustainable management of our natural resources.”


2016 Recipient
Jason Weller, Chief, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

“[CBEAR is] helping us think outside the box, be creative, be innovative, but also help us better communicate what it is we do, to ultimately help us better incentivize good solutions on the land.”

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