Andrea Ludwig, with UT Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, Is the UT Extension Winner of the J.E. Moss Achievement Award

2018 UTIA J.E. Moss Award Winners
Pictured above are the winners of the 2018 J.E. Moss Achievement awards with UTIA leaders. From left to right (front row), Tim Cross, chancellor of UTIA; John Wilkerson, professor of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science; Carla Sommardahl, DVM and associate professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences; Fred Tompkins, interim dean of AgResearch; Andrea Ludwig, associate professor of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, and Robert Burns, dean of UT Extension. Also shown on the back row, from left to right, are Jim Thompson, DVM and dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine; William M. "Bill" Park, professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics; and Caula Beyl, dean of the Herbert College of Agriculture. Phot​o by T. Salvador, courtesy UTIA. ​

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recognized some of its top faculty, staff, researchers and extension experts at UTIA’s annual Awards and Promotions Luncheon held on the UTIA campus in Knoxville August 17, 2018. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

Chancellor Tim Cross hosted the award winners, and praised them for their work. “The people we recognized at our ceremony exemplify the Institute of Agriculture’s commitment to our mission of providing real life solutions through teaching, discovery and service on campus – throughout Tennessee and across the world,” Cross says. “Their hard work and dedication inspires all of us to be our best.”  

Andrea Ludwig, associate professor in Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science and representing UT Extension, is one of the four winners of the J.E. Moss Achievement Award.

Ludwig has served as UT Extension’s storm water management specialist since 2010. She works to keep waterways pure and pollution-free and has built rain gardens across the state. She has also designed a wetland at the UT Gardens, Knoxville, and directs the Tennessee Smart Yards Program, which offers information on sustainable living and lawn care. In addition, she has developed programming for youth at Lone Oaks Farm in West Tennessee for 4-H youth.

"It is a true honor to receive this award and be recognized among such an amazing group of colleagues,” Ludwig says. “Without a doubt, I share this achievement with so many across the state working to protect our access to clean water resources and Tennessee's vibrant aquatic ecosystems now and for the future." 

The J.E. Moss award recognizes an outstanding person from each of UTIA’s four units. The other winners for 2018 were Bill Park for the Herbert College of Agriculture, Carla Sommardahl for the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and John Wilkerson for UT AgResearch.
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. Through teaching, discovery and service.​.



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