AUSTIN, Texas – Bill Brown, dean
of University of Tennessee AgResearch, was honored for the leadership he
has provided to the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station and the Southern
Region Experiment Station Section (ESS) during the annual meeting of the
Association of Public Land-grant Universities.
Brown was presented the ESS
Excellence in Leadership Award for the Southern Region during a November 13th
ceremony in Austin, Texas. The award is presented annually to five individuals
who have served their regional associations and the national land-grant system
with exemplary distinction.
According to Shirley
Hymon-Parker, chair of the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and
Policy, award recipients personify the highest levels of excellence by
enhancing the cause and performance of the Regional Associations and ESS in
achieving their missions and the land-grant ideal.
Brown has served as Dean of
AgResearch and Director of the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station since
2008. In this role, Brown coordinates the research efforts of more than 160
faculty, staff and graduate students, while also overseeing the management of
10 AgResearch and Education Centers.
UTIA was also a participating
institution in the research project receiving APLU’s National Award for
Excellence in Multistate Research. The project is titled “Fly Management in Animal Agriculture Systems and Impacts on Animal Health and Food Safety.” Additionally, Robert Burns, associate dean of UT Extension, was recognized
during the APLU conference as a Food Systems Leadership Institute Fellow.
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