Rebekah Norman Is Honored with the TAAA&S-Hicks Award for UT Extension

2016 TAAAS-Hicks Award Winners, UT Extension

Rebekah Norman, UT Extension director for Montgomery County (second from left), and 
Melody Teague Rose, agriculture agent in Greene County, are two of the three recipients of the UT Extension TAAA&S-Hicks Award for UT Extension. Norman and Rose are shown with Dr. Tim Cross, Dean of UT Extension (left) and Dr. Larry Arrington, UTIA Chancellor. Not shown is Alan Bruhin, with UT Extension Sevier County, the third recipient of the award.

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.

Rebekah Norman, UT Extension director for Montgomery County, is one of three statewide winners of the Tennessee Association of Agricultural Agents and Specialists Award. The award is also named for Billy G. Hicks, Dean Emeritus of UT Extension.

Norman has been director in Clarksville just a short time. She also worked in Rutherford County in her Extension career, with a focus in both adult agriculture and 4-H youth development. Norman is praised for her work with livestock and forage producers. She has a degree in animal science, and advises cattle, horse and small ruminant owners. Norman is also involved in 4-H Livestock projects.

“It’s an honor to have work recognized by my peers,” Norman says. “I can’t imagine a more important or exciting career than Extension. Every day is a new opportunity to learn something, pass it on, and watch lives change for the better.”

“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.”

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions.



Charles Denney, 865-382-8058 (mobile),

Rebekah Norman, 931-648-5725,