Amy Fulcher is one of four winners of the J.E. Moss Achievement Award​

2016 Moss Award Winners, UTIA

The UT Institute of Agriculture recently honored four members of its faculty with a 2016 J.E. Moss Achievement Award. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Dr. Jim Thompson, Dean of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine; award winner Dr. Bob DeNovo, UT CVM; award winner Dr. Shigetoshi Eda, Department of Foresty, Wildlife and Fisheries; award winner Dr. David Golden, Department of Food Science and Technology; and Dr. Larry Arrington, UTIA Chancellor. Back row: Dr. Caula Beyl, Dean of the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Dr. Bill Brown, Dean of UT AgResearch. Not pictured is award winner Dr. Amy Fulcher, Department of Plant Sciences.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently presented several awards to top faculty, staff, researchers and outreach experts. Thirty-two people were recognized at UTIA’s annual Awards and Promotions Luncheon held in early August. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

Amy Fulcher, UT Extension specialist and associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, was one of four honorees to receive the J.E. Moss Achievement Award.

Fulcher works in sustainable ornamental plant production and landscape management, and also teams with UT AgResearch in several projects. She works with many of Tennessee’s 800 nurseries, which generate more than $180 million to the state’s economy. Fulcher develops integrated pest management and pesticide guidelines and strategies, as well as irrigation technologies and mechanical techniques to enhance plant quality. She is also a certified arborist, and part of a UTIA team researching woody ornamentals.

Fulcher is also known for developing several mobile apps to assist nursery producers in saving money and limiting pesticide use. Fulcher also serves as chair of the Tennessee Master Nursery Committee, and UT Extension’s Commercial Horticulture Leadership Team.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized with the J.E. Moss Achievement Award,” says Fulcher. “I am grateful for the support from UTIA that made developing a nursery crops Extension and AgResearch program worthy of recognition possible.”

Fulcher praised many colleagues for their help, and says this honor was truly a team award. “Without their diligence and tireless effort, I am certain my program would not be as successful as it has been.”

“We are so proud of the many talented and dedicated people working for the UT Institute of Agriculture across the state,” says UTIA Chancellor Larry Arrington. “It was an honor to recognize all these award winners for their hard work.”

This honor was established in memory of J.E. and Ann Moss, and recognizes excellent in achievement in teaching, research, and Extension for the Institute of Agriculture. Awards are provided each year for each of the four units. Other winners were Dr. Bob DeNovo of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, Shigetoshi Eda from UT AgResearch, and David Golden, professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
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