The United Egg Association presented the first-ever Gilbert Eckhoff Award to Dr. Glenn Froning, professor emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The association's further processor division created the Gilbert Eckhoff Award to recognize individuals who have made notable contributions to the egg products industry. Froning’s contributions to the egg products industry are many, including research projects involving the emulsification properties, supercritical fluid extraction of lipid components and cholesterol, improved functionality of egg proteins and more, according to the association. He is also a member of the Nebraska Poultry Hall of Fame.