UT Extension Equine Specialist Receives a Cavender Award for Outstanding Publications​


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently presented several awards to top faculty, staff, researchers and extension experts. More than two dozen people were recognized at UTIA’s annual Awards and Promotions luncheon held on the UTIA campus in Knoxville July 28, 2017. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

Dr. Jennie Ivey, Assistant Professor in Animal Science, UT Extension Equine Specialist and Coordinator of the Tennessee Master Horse program, is one of the winners of the Dutch and Marilee Cavender Award for Outstanding Publications.

Ivey won the award for her work with the Tennessee Master Horse Manual.

his includes several detailed sections on issues such as herd behavior, developing training programs, and youth and horses. Judges say the booklets include clear information about everything you need to know to become a responsible horse owner. The series also includes some outstanding photographs that help information come alive for the reader. This series is being used in training sessions now across the state.

Ivey grew up loving horses in coastal New Jersey, active as a youth in 4-H, and also riding in horse shows.

The award was established by Dutch Cavender, former director of communications for UTIA, and his wife Marilee. It recognizes excellence in the development of published materials produced by professionals in UTIA. The winners were chosen from peer-reviewed publications, with Dr. Natalie Bumgarner with UT Extension’s Master Gardener program also receiving one of the Cavender awards for a publication for the “Tennessee Vegetable Garden Series.”

UTIA Chancellor Dr. Tim Cross hosted the award winners, and praised them for their work. “The people at the UT Institute of Agriculture word hard every day to deliver real life solutions to our many stakeholders,” Cross says. “Recognition of the outstanding work by our award winners inspires all of us to strive for excellence and make a difference in the lives of Tennesseans.”

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



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Dr. Jennie Ivey, 865-974-3157,