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Untitled Rick Bennett
Kentucky


REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Multistate Research Committee


Regina Bracy
Louisiana State University


SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SERA 27 Nursery Crop and Landscape Systems


William (Bill) Brown
University of Tennessee


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S-1041 - The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy
ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

SAC-2 Animal Science
ESCOP:

Budget and Legislative Committee - Chair
One Solution Stakeholder Group, Representative


Wes Burger
Mississippi State University


SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SERA043 - Southern Region Integrated Water Resources Coordinating Committee
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center's Board of Directors, Representative


Jackie Burns
Florida


INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:

NRSP4 - Facilitating Registration of Pest Management Technology for Specialty Crops and Specialty Uses
ESCOP:

ESCOP Diversity in AES Leadership Committee, Representative


Philip (Phil) Elzer
Louisiana State University


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S1061- Nutritional Systems for Swine to Increase Reproductive Efficiency
SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SERA41 - Beef Cattle Production Utilizing Forages in the Southeast to Integrate Research and Extension Programs across State Boundaries: Development of replacement heifers"
INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:

NRSP-7 - A National Agricultural Program for Minor Use Animal Drugs
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Board of Directors


Bob Godfrey
University of the Virgin Island


SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SCC-81 - Sustainable Small Ruminant Production in the Southeastern US
ESCOP:

ESCOP Committee
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Executive Committee - Chair-Elect


Parwinder Grewal
University of Tennessee


REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

SRDC Technical & Operational Advisory Committee Representative - term: 12/14 - 11/18


George Hopper
Mississippi State


INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:

NRSP-3 - The National Atmospheric Deposition Program
ESCOP:

ESCOP Committee
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Executive Committee - Past Chair
SRDC Board of Directors - term: permanent


Ronald Lacewell
Texas A&M University
Ag. Economics


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S-1032 - Animal Production Systems: Synthesis of Methods to Determine Triple Bottom Line Sustainability from Findings of Reductionist Research
S1066 - Development of sustainable crop production practices for integrated management of plant-pathogenic nematodes


Rogers Leonard
Louisiana


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S1052- Discovery of Entomopathogens and Their Integration and Safety in Pest Management Systems
S1055 - Biology, impact, and management of soybean insect pests in soybean production systems"
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

SRDC Board of Directors - term: 12/13 - 11/17


Steve Lommel
North Carolina State


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S1056 - Enhancing Microbial Food Safety by Risk Analysis
INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:

NRSP10 - Database Resources for Crop Genomics, Genetics and Breeding Research
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Executive Committee, Treasurer
Joint Cotton Breeding Committee & the Tecoman Winter Nursery Steering Committee, Representative


Bill McCutchen
Texas A&M University
Biotechnology & Intellectual Property


ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

SAC-12 - Entomology


Nathan McKinney
University of Arkansas


SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SERA-06 Methodology, Interpretation, and Implementation of Soil, Plant, Byproduct, and Water Analyses"
SERA-17 - Organization to Minimize Nutrient Loss from the Landscape"
ESCOP:

Science & Tech Committee - Delegate
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Multistate Research Committee


Tom Melton
NC State University


SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

S_temp1021 - Consumer Horticulture Extension, Research, and Education Coordinating Committee


David Monks
NC State University


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S-1059 - Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Program for Development of Virginia-type Cultivars with High Oleic Trait
SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SERA 03 - Southern Region Information Exchange Group for IPM
SERA005 - Sweet Potato Collaborators Conference
ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

SAC-6 Horticulture
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

SERA Review Committee


Reuben Moore
Mississippi State University


SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

S_temp3522 - Delta Region Farm Management and Agricultural Policy Working Group
SCC 76 - Economics and Management of Risk in Agriculture and Natural Resources
SERA 35 - Delta Region Farm Management and Agricultural Policy Working Group
SERA037- Latinos in the New South
ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

SAC-7 Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

SAAESD Leardership Committee
SERA Review Committee, Chair


Saied Mostaghimi
Virginia Tech
Environmental Impacts


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S1058 - Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Weeds"
S1063 - Quantification of best management practice effectiveness for water quality protection at the watershed scale
ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

SAC 16 - Agricultural Engineers
ESCOP:

Budget and Legislative Committee
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Southern SARE Administrative Council Representative"


Craig Nessler
Texas A&M
Plant Pathology


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S1065 - Sustainable Practices, Economic Contributions, Consumer Behavior, and Labor Management in the U.S. Environmental Horticulture Industry
INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:

NRSP-6 Inter-Regional Potato Introduction Project: Acquisition, classification, preservation, evaluation and distribution of potato (Solanum) germplasm
ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

SAC 11 - Plant Pathology
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Joint Cotton Breeding Committee - term - 2012-2015
Multistate Research Committee


Lesley Oliver
University of Kentucky


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S_temp3662 - Industrial Hemp Production, Processing, and Marketing in the U.S.
S1057 - A framework for secondary schools agriscience education programs that emphasizes the STEM content in agriculture
SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SERA045 - Crop diversification opportunities to enhance the viability of small farms
SERA-39 - Public Policy Issues Education
INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:

NRSP009 - National Animal Nutrition Program
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Southern Rural Development Center Board of Directors, Representative: term 10/14-10/18


Keith Owens
Oklahoma State University


INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:

NRSP-1 National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS)


Rick Roeder
University of Arkansas
Nutrition


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S1060 - Fly Management in Animal Agriculture Systems and Impacts on Animal Health and Food Safety
ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

SAC 04 - Food & Science Technology
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Executive Committee, Member-at-Large
Resolutions Committee, Chair


John Russin
Louisiana State University


SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SERA-18 - Rice Technical Workers Group
SERA-25 Turf
ESCOP:

ESCOP Committee
Science & Tech Committee, Past Chair
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

SAAESD Leadership Committee - Chair


Harald Scherm
University of Georgia


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S1053 - Ecological and genetic diversity of soilborne pathogens and indigenous microflora
ESCOP:

Science & Tech Committee
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

US Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative Steering Committee, Representative"


Michael Schulman
North Carolina State University


REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

SRDC Technical & Operational Advisory Committee, Representative - term 12/13-11/16


Robert Shulstad
University of Georgia
Ag. Economics


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S1054 - Biobased Fibrous Materials and Cleaner Technologies for a Sustainable and Environmentally Responsible Textile Industry
S1067 - Specialty Crops and Food Systems: Exploring Markets, Supply Chains and Policy Dimensions
ESCOP:

Chair's Advisory Committee - Past Chair
ESCOP - Past Chair
ESCOP Committee - Past Chair
Executive Committee - Past Chair


Clarence Watson
University of Arkansas
Agronomy


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S-009 - Plant Genetic Resource Conservation and Utilization
S1068- Integrated Management of Pecan Arthropod Pests in the Southern U.S.
SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SCC 33 - Cooperative Variety Testing Programs
SCC-13 - Statisticians Group
ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

SAC-1 Crops & Soils
ESCOP:

Chair's Advisory Committee
ECOP Liaison
ESCOP Committee
ESCOP Executive Committee
NRSP Review Committee - Chair
Policy Board of Directors - Representative
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Multistate Research Committee - Chair
SAAESD Leadership Committee
SAAESD Nominations Committee


Joe West
Georgia


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S-1064 - Genetic improvement of adaptation and reproduction to enhance sustainability of cow-calf production in the Southern United States
SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SCC-84 -Genetic selection and mating strategies to improve the well-being and efficiency of dairy cattle"
SERA 15 - Competitiveness and Sustainability of the Southern Dairy Industry


Eric Young
NC State University
Horticulture


MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:

S065 - Regional Research Coordination, Southern Region
S1062 - The importance of U.S. food and agricultural trade in a new global market environment
SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:

SCC80 - Sustaining the Future of Plant Breeding
SCC83 - Quantifying the Linkages Among Soil Health, Organic Farming, and Food
SERA046 - Framework for Nutrient Reduction Strategy Collaboration: the Role for Land Grant Universities
SERA47 - Strengthening the Southern Region Extension and Research System to Support Local & Regional Foods Needs and Priorities
INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:

NRSP-8 - National Animal Genome Research Program
ADVISORY COMMITTEES:

SAC-13 - Forestry
ESCOP:

Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies Advisory Committee
BAA Committee on Legislation Policy
BAA Policy Board of Directors (support for ESCOP representative)
National Mulstistate Coordinating Committee (Executive Vice-Chair)
National Plant Germplasm Coordinating Committee (Executive Vice-Chair)
REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Joint Cotton Breeding Advisory Committee, Tecoman Winter Nursery Steering Committee, and Cotton Winter Nursery Executive Committee
Liaison to the Assocation of Southern Region Extension Directors
Liaison to the Assoication of Research Directors (1890s)
SERA Review Committee
Southeast Agriculture and Forestry Energy Resources Alliance (SAFER) Advisory Council
Southern Region IPM Center Steering Committee
Southern Region Water Quality Program Advisory Committee
T-STAR Caribbean Basin Advisory Group


Last Updated: 01/31/2017



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