The IRES community is mourning the sudden passing of Adrian Semmelink, who did his Master’s with Kai Chan and Terre Satterfield from 2015-2018. Adrian was a warm, enthusiastic, empathetic person who seemed to set everyone at ease with his manner and his wonderful sense of humour. He brightened every room he walked in, and touched every person who came to know him. He made the world a better place through his research on sustainable agriculture and farmer practices, and through just being Adrian. We will miss him deeply and sorely.
We are pursuing the creation of an award for best graduate student work in the area of sustainable agriculture to honour Adrian. If you are interested in contributing to this, please email email@example.com with the subject “Adrian Semmelink award”.