Assignments

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

ESCOP:
Diversity Catalyst Committee

Jackie Burns
University of Florida

INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:
NRSP4 – Facilitating Registration of Pest Management Technology for Specialty Crops and Specialty Uses  

ESCOP:
Diversity Catalyst Committee
ESCOP Committee

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Executive Committee, Chair

John Davis
University of Florida

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS: 
SERA-25 Turf

Susan Duncan
Virginia Tech

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

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC 04 – Food & Science Technology

ESCOP:
Science and Technology Committee

Henry Fadamiro
Auburn University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1068- Integrated Management of Pecan Arthropod Pests in the Southern U.S.

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Multistate Research Committee

ESCOP:
Diversity Catalyst Committee

Bob Godfrey
University of the Virgin Island

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1061- Nutritional Systems for Swine to Increase Reproductive Efficiency
S1081 – Nutritional Systems for Swine to Increase Reproductive Efficiency

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SCC-81 – Sustainable Small Ruminant Production in the Southeastern US

ESCOP:
ESCOP Committee
Executive Committee

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Executive Committee – Past Chair

George Hopper
Mississippi State University

INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:
NRSP-3 – The National Atmospheric Deposition Program 

ESCOP: Budget and Legislative Committee

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
SRDC Board of Directors – term: permanent
Joint Cotton Breeding Committee, Representative

Ronald Lacewell
Texas A&M University

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
S1074 – Future Challenges in Animal Production Systems: Seeking Solutions through Focused Facilitation

Sherry Larkin
University of Florida

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1067 – Specialty Crops and Food Systems: Exploring Markets, Supply Chains and Policy Dimensions 
S1078 – Cognitive Influence on Teaching, Learning, and Decision Making Around Critical Agricultural and Natural Resource Issues

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SERA-027 – Nursery Crop and Landscape Systems

Rogers Leonard
Louisiana State University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1055 – Biology, impact, and management of soybean insect pests in soybean production systems
S1070 – The Working Group on Improving Microbial Control of Arthropod Pests
S1080 – Improving Soybean Arthropod Pest Management in the U.S.

Steve Lommel
NC State University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1056 – Enhancing Microbial Food Safety by Risk Analysis
S1077 – Enhancing Microbial Food Safety by Risk Analysis
NC1194 – Nanotechnology and Biosensors

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-11  – Plant Pathology

INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:
NRSP10 – Database Resources for Crop Genomics, Genetics and Breeding Research

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Executive Committee, Chair-Elect
Treasurer
SAAESD Leadership Committee, Chair
Joint Cotton Breeding Committee, Representative 

ESCOP:
ESCOP Committee

Bill McCutchen
Texas A&M University

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

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Multistate Research Committee, Chair

J.F. Meullenet
University of Arkansas

INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:
NRSP6 – The US Potato Genebank: Acquisition, Classification, Preservation, Evaluation and Distribution of Potato (Solanum) Germplasm  

David Monks
NC State University

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-6 – Horticulture

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S-1059 – Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Program for Development of Virginia-type Cultivars with High Oleic Trait
S1079 – Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation for Development of Virginia-type Cultivars with High Oleic Trait, Flavor, and Rainfed Production

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SERA 03 – Southern Region Information Exchange Group for IPM
SERA005 – Sweet Potato Collaborators Conference

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
SERA Review Committee

Allen Moore
University of Georgia

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Steering Committee of the Southern IPM Center, SAAESD Representative

Reuben Moore
Mississippi State University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S-294 – Postharvest Quality and Safety in Fresh-cut Vegetables and Fruits

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SCC 76 – Economics and Management of Risk in Agriculture and Natural Resources
SERA 35 – Delta Region Farm Management and Agricultural Policy Working Group

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-7 Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
SAAESD Leadership Committee
SERA Review Committee, Chair

Saied Mostaghimi
Virginia Tech

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
S1073 – Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Weeds

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC 16 – Agricultural Engineers

ESCOP:
Budget and Legislative Committee

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Southern SARE Administrative Council Representative

Lesley Oliver
University of Kentucky

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1084 – Industrial Hemp Production, Processing, and Marketing in the U.S.
S1071 – A framework for secondary schools agriscience education programs that emphasizes the STEM content in agriculture

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

INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:
NRSP9 – National Animal Nutrition Program

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-1 Crops & Soils

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

Keith Owens
Oklahoma University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1082 – Aging in Place: Home and Community in Rural America

INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:
NRSP-1 –  National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS)

ESCOP:
NRSP Review Committee
NRSP-1 Management Committee

Tim Rials
University of Tennessee

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S-1041 – The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy 
S1075 – The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy 

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Multistate Research Committee

Nathan Slaton
University of Arkansas

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S-1083 – Ecological and genetic diversity of soilborne pathogens and indigenous microflora

Bob Stougaard
University of Georgia

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S-009 – Plant Genetic Resource Conservation and Utilization

ESCOP:
National Plant Germplasm Coordinating Committee

Joe West
University of 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:
SCC84 – Selection and mating strategies to improve dairy cattle performance, efficiency, and longevity
SERA 15 – Competitiveness and Sustainability of the Southern Dairy Industry

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Multistate Research Committee

David White
University of Tennessee

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1076 – Fly Management in Animal Agriculture Systems and Impacts on Animal Health and Food Safety

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SERA41 – Beef Cattle Production Utilizing Forages in the Southeast to Integrate Research and Extension Programs across State Boundaries: Development

Mike Woods
Oklahoma State University

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
SRDC Technical & Operational Advisory Committee Representative – term: 12/17 – 11/20

Eric Young
NC State University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1054 – Biobased Fibrous Materials and Cleaner Technologies for a Sustainable and Environmentally Responsible Textile Industry
S1062 – The importance of U.S. food and agricultural trade in a new global market environment
S1072 – U.S. Agricultural Trade and Policy in a Dynamic Global Market Environment

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SCC80 – Sustaining the Future of Plant Breeding
SERA18 – Rice Technical Workers Group
SERA46 – 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-6 Horticulture
SAC-13 – Forestry

ESCOP:
ESCOP Committee
Executive Committee
Chairs Advisory Committee
National Plant Germplasm Coordinating Committee (Executive Vice-Chair)

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Joint Cotton Breeding Advisory Committee
Cotton Winter Nursery
Executive Committee
Liaison to the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors
Liaison to the Association of Research Directors (1890s)
SERA Review Committee