4-H Agent Lynne Middleton of Bradley County is the Winner of the G.L. Carter Award

Picture of Lynne Middleton with UTIA Leaders

4-H agent Lynne Middleton with UT Extension in Bradley County is the winner of the G.L. Carter Award. ​Pictured from left to right: Michael Buschermohle, UT Extension interim assistant dean; Lynne Middleton, UT Extension Bradley County; and Tim Cross, UT Institute of Agriculture senior vice president and senior vice chancellor. Photo by T. Salvador, courtesy UTIA. Download image​

​​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 2, 2019. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor Tim Cross hosted the award winners and praised them for their work. “The faculty and staff of the UT Institute of Agriculture are known on campus and throughout the state as dedicated, hard-working and knowledgeable experts who provide real-life solutions to challenging issues every day,” said Cross. “The awards presented at this ceremony recognize excellence in research, education, Extension outreach as well as service programs that benefit our stakeholders. They serve as our way to express our gratitude for a job well done.”

4-H agent Lynne Middleton with UT Extension in Bradley County is the winner of the G.L. Carter Award. 
The honor is named for the late G.L. Carter who had a 44-year career with Extension in Tennessee and North Carolina.

“Winning the G.L. Carter Award is a high honor and I am thrilled to have been nominated,” Middleton says. “Being a 4-H Agent is hard work and I appreciate that others see what an effort I put into my work. There are many people who help me with my responsibilities - our office staff, volunteers, parents, youth, teachers - and I am so very blessed to be supported by such wonderful people!”

Middleton has worked 12 years with UT Extension, starting in Chattanooga and the past nine years in Bradley County. She leads one of the largest 4-H Honor Clubs in the state, and is a leader in “Health Rocks,” a 4-H curriculum that teaches youth about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. She also teaches 4-Hers about citizenship and the importance of learning about our government, and frequently has mock elections in club meetings where youth vote for candidates in national elections. Middleton also worked for University of Florida Extension earlier in her career before moving to Tennessee. 

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



Charles Denney, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 865-382-8058,

Lynne Middleton, UT Extension Bradley County, 423-728-7001,