Former CIMMYT agronomist Peter Hobbs received the International Service in Agronomy Award from the American Society of Agronomy during their 2008 annual meeting held in Houston, Texas. Award recipients demonstrated outstanding contributions in research, teaching, extension or administration outside of the United States. Hobbs was recognized for his work at CIMMYT and IRRI in South Asia, where he specialized in conservation agriculture. He promoted the adoption of zerotillage wheat after rice, which results in higher yields, lower costs, and less environmental impact. Hobbs is currently an adjunct professor in the Crop and Soil Science Department at Cornell University.