Rick Bennett

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:   Multistate Research Committee

William (Bill) Brown
University of Tennessee

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS: S-1041 – The Science and Engineering for a Biobased Industry and Economy   INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS: NRSP-1 “Research Planning Using the Current Research Information System  ADVISORY COMMITTEES: SAC-2 Animal Science  ESCOP:Budget and Legislative Committee – Chair, Chairs Advisory Committee, ESCOP Committee, Executive Committee

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

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 EfficiencySERAs & 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 DrugsREGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESSouthern Regional Aquaculture Center Board of Directors

Henry Fadamiro
Auburn University

S1068- Integrated Management of Pecan Arthropod Pests in the Southern U.S.

Bob Godfrey
University of the Virgin Island

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:SCC-81 – Sustainable Small Ruminant Production in the Southeastern USESCOP:ESCOP CommitteeREGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESExecutive Committee – Chair-Elect

Parwinder Grewal
University of Tennessee

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESSRDC Technical & Operational Advisory Committee Representative – term: 12/14 – 11/18

George Hopper
Mississippi State


NRSP-3 – The National Atmospheric Deposition Program 

SRDC Board of Directors – term: permanent
Joint Cotton Breeding Committee

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 ResearchS1066 – Development of sustainable crop production practices for integrated management of plant-pathogenic nematodes

Sherry Larkin
University of Florida

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

Rogers Leonard
Louisiana State University

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

Steve Lommel
North Carolina State

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:S1056 – Enhancing Microbial Food Safety by Risk AnalysisINTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:NRSP10 – Database Resources for Crop Genomics, Genetics and Breeding ResearchREGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESExecutive Committee, TreasurerJoint Cotton Breeding Committee & the Tecoman Winter Nursery Steering Committee, Representative ESCOP:ESCOP Committee

Bill McCutchen
Texas A&M University


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 – DelegateREGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESMultistate Research 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 TraitSERAs & SCC PROJECTS:SERA 03 – Southern Region Information Exchange Group for IPMSERA005 – Sweet Potato Collaborators ConferenceREGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESSERA Review Committee

Reuben Moore
Mississippi State University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:S-294 – Postharvest Quality and Safety in Fresh-cut Vegetables and FruitsSERAs & SCC PROJECTS:S_temp3522 – Delta Region Farm Management and Agricultural Policy Working GroupSCC 76 – Economics and Management of Risk in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesSERA 35 – Delta Region Farm Management and Agricultural Policy Working GroupSERA037- Latinos in the New SouthADVISORY COMMITTEES:SAC-7 Agricultural Economics & Rural SociologyREGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESSAAESD Leardership CommitteeSERA 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 scaleADVISORY COMMITTEES:SAC 16 – Agricultural EngineersESCOP:Budget and Legislative CommitteeREGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESSouthern SARE Administrative Council Representative”

Craig Nessler
Texas A&M

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:S1065 – Sustainable Practices, Economic Contributions, Consumer Behavior, and Labor Management in the U.S. Environmental Horticulture IndustryINTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:NRSP-6 Inter-Regional Potato Introduction Project: Acquisition, classification, preservation, evaluation and distribution of potato (Solanum) germplasmADVISORY COMMITTEES:SAC 11 – Plant PathologyREGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESJoint Cotton Breeding Committee – term – 2012-2015Multistate Research Committee

Lesley Oliver
University of Kentucky

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

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

NRSP009 – National Animal Nutrition Program

SAC-1 Crops & Soils

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

Chris Ray
Clemson University

SCC 33 – Cooperative Variety Testing Programs

Southern Rural Development Center Board of Directors

Rick Roeder
University of Arkansas

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:S1060 – Fly Management in Animal Agriculture Systems and Impacts on Animal Health and Food SafetyADVISORY COMMITTEES:SAC 04 – Food & Science TechnologyREGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESExecutive Committee, Member-at-LargeResolutions Committee, Chair

John Russin
Louisiana State University


Robert Shulstad
University of Georgia

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 

Clarence Watson
University of Arkansas

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:S-009 – Plant Genetic Resource Conservation and Utilization    SCC-13 – Statisticians Group   REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES   Multistate Research Committee – Chair 

Joe West

S-1064 – Genetic improvement of adaptation and reproduction to enhance sustainability of cow-calf production in the Southern United States

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

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:S065 – Regional Research Coordination, Southern RegionS1062 – The importance of U.S. food and agricultural trade in a new global market environmentSERAs & SCC PROJECTS:SCC80 – Sustaining the Future of Plant BreedingSCC83 – Quantifying the Linkages Among Soil Health, Organic Farming, and FoodSERA046 – Framework for Nutrient Reduction Strategy Collaboration: the Role for Land Grant UniversitiesINTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:NRSP-8 – National Animal Genome Research ProgramADVISORY COMMITTEES:SAC-13 – ForestrySAC-6 HorticultureESCOP:Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies Advisory CommitteeBAA Committee on Legislation PolicyBAA Policy Board of Directors (support for ESCOP representative)National Mulstistate Coordinating Committee (Executive Vice-Chair)National Plant Germplasm Coordinating Committee (Executive Vice-Chair)REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESJoint Cotton Breeding Advisory Committee, Tecoman Winter Nursery Steering Committee, and Cotton Winter Nursery Executive CommitteeLiaison to the Assocation of Southern Region Extension DirectorsLiaison to the Assoication of Research Directors (1890s)SERA Review CommitteeSoutheast Agriculture and Forestry Energy Resources Alliance (SAFER) Advisory CouncilSouthern Region IPM Center Steering CommitteeSouthern Region Water Quality Program Advisory CommitteeT-STAR Caribbean Basin Advisory Group