Assignments

Damian Adams
University of Florida

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
SDC102 – Integrated Research in New-Media Marketing for Rural Agricultural and Natural Resources Enterprises

Paula Agudelo
Clemson University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1066 – Development of sustainable crop production practices for integrated management of plant-pathogenic nematodes
S1070 – The Working Group on Improving Microbial Control of Arthropod Pests

Wes Burger
Mississippi State University

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SERA043 – Southern Region Integrated Water Resources Coordinating Committee
SERA46 – Framework for Nutrient Reduction Strategy Collaboration: The Role for Land Grant Universities 

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center’s Board of Directors, Representative

ESCOP:
Diversity Catalyst Committee

John Davis
University of Florida

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SERA48 – Turf

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-13 – Forestry

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

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Southern Rural Development Center Board of Directors, Representative

Susan Duncan
Virginia Tech

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1065- Sustainable Practices, Economic Contributions, Consumer Behavior, and Labor Management in the U.S. Environmental Horticulture Industry
S_temp1087 – Sustainable Practices, Economic Contributions, Consumer Behavior, and Labor Management in the U.S. Environmental Horticulture Industry
S1078 – Cognitive Influence on Teaching, Learning, and Decision Making Around Critical Agricultural and Natural Resource Issues

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC 04 – Food & Science Technology

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Multistate Research Committee

ESCOP:
Science and Technology Committee

Henry Fadamiro
Auburn University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1068- Integrated Management of Pecan Arthropod Pests in the Southern U.S.
S1080 – Improving Soybean Arthropod Pest Management in the U.S.

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Multistate Research Committee

ESCOP:
Diversity Catalyst Committee

Robert Gilbert
University of Florida

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1085 – Cover Crops for Sustainable Southern Agroecosystems

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SCC-33 – Cooperative Variety Testing Programs
S_tempSCC33 – Cooperative Variety Testing Programs
SCC80 – Sustaining the Future of Plant Breeding

Bob Godfrey
University of the Virgin Island

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1081 – Nutritional Systems for Swine to Increase Reproductive Efficiency
S1086 – Enhancing sustainability of beef cattle production in Southern and Central US through genetic improvement

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SCC-81 – Sustainable Small Ruminant Production in the Southeastern US
SCC-84 – Selection and mating strategies to improve dairy cattle performance, efficiency, and longevity

ESCOP:
Liaison to the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP)

Bob Houtz
University of Kentucky

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

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SCC-85 – Consumer Horticulture Extension, Research, and Education Coordinating Committee
SERA-027 – Nursery Crop and Landscape Systems
SERA47 – Strengthening the Southern Region Extension and Research System to Support Local & Regional Foods Needs and Priorities

Sherry Larkin
University of Florida

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1067 – Specialty Crops and Food Systems: Exploring Markets, Supply Chains and Policy Dimensions
S_temp1088 – Specialty Crops and Food Systems: Exploring Markets, Supply Chains and Policy Dimensions

Steve Lommel
NC State University

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

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-11  – Plant Pathology

INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:
NRSP-8 – National Animal Genome Research Program
NRSP10 – Database Resources for Crop Genomics, Genetics and Breeding Research

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Executive Committee – Past Chair
Treasurer

SAAESD Leadership Committee, Chair
Joint Cotton Breeding Committee, Representative 

ESCOP:
ESCOP Committee

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

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SERA35 – Delta Region Farm Management and Agricultural Policy Working Group

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

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

David Monks
NC State University

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-6 – Horticulture

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
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, Chair

Allen Moore
University of Georgia

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

Saied Mostaghimi
Virginia Tech

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1073 – Biological Control of Arthropod Pests and Weeds
SDC101 – Advanced Understanding and Prediction of Pollutants in Critical Landscapes in Watersheds

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

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC 16 – Agricultural Engineers

ESCOP:
Budget and Legislative Committee

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Southern SARE Administrative Council Representative – term expires January 2021

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:
SERA045 – Crop diversification opportunities to enhance the viability of small farms

INTERREGIONAL PROJECTS:
NRSP9 – National Animal Nutrition Program

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-1 Crops & Soils

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)

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Executive Committee, Chair

ESCOP:
NRSP Review Committee
NRSP-1 Management Committee

David Ragsdale
Texas A&M University

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-12  Entomology

Randy Raper
Oklahoma University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1069 – Research and Extension for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Applications in U.S. Agriculture and Natural Resources

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Joint Cotton Breeding Committee, Representative

Tim Rials
University of Tennessee

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

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Multistate Research Committee

Michael Salassi
Louisiana State University

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S1072 – U.S. Agricultural Trade and Policy in a Dynamic Global Market Environment

SERAs & SCC PROJECTS:
SERA18 – Rice Technical Workers Group
SCC 76 – Economics and Management of Risk in Agriculture and Natural Resources

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC-7 Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
SRDC Technical & Operational Advisory Committee

Nathan Slaton
University of Arkansas

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

REGIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Southern SARE Administrative Council Representative – effective February 2021

Bob Stougaard
University of Georgia

MULTISTATE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
S-9 – Plant Genetic Resource Conservation and Utilization

ESCOP:
National Plant Germplasm Coordinating 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 – Improving Production Efficiency of the Beef Cow Herd in Southeastern

Mike Woods
Oklahoma State University

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

Hongwei Xin
University of Tennessee

ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
SAC 02 – Animal Sciences