Coffey, Ag Economics, won a 2001 Southern Agricultural Economics
Association Graduate Student Paper Distinguished Professional Contribution
Award. Advisors on the paper included Carl Dillon and John Anderson,
Ag Economics, and Eric Vanzant, Animal Sciences.
Animal Sciences, is chair of the Committee on Animal Nutrition of
the National Research Council (National Academy of Science).
Meizhu Du, Plant Pathology graduate student from Beijing, China, recently
introduced a delegation from her home country to Kentucky burley
tobacco production. The team was in Kentucky to gather the information
necessary to advise the Chinese government on quarantine and import
issues relating to U.S.-grown tobacco, and blue mold in particular.
L. Flowers, graduate student in Plant Pathology, was recently
selected by the American Phytopathological Society (APS) for an
APS Foundation travel award to support her attendance at the APS
annual meeting, where she presented a poster project. Flowers was
also honored as the first to receive the College of Agricultures
Harry E. Wheeler Travel Award.
Sharon Franklin, Animal Sciences, was named chair of a multi-state project entitled
Management systems for improving decision making and profitability
of dairy herds. The project will encourage cooperative research
among states to attack specific problems. In addition, Franklin
serves as secretary/treasurer of the Midwestern Section of the American
Dairy Science Association.
Animal Sciences, received the Association of Kentucky Extension
Specialists Outstanding Extension Associate Award.
OBanion, sophomore Horticulture student from Campbellsville,
Kentucky, finished a term as President of the National Junior Horticulture
Association in November 2000.
Tony Pescatore, Animal Sciences, is program chair of the first joint meeting
of the American Society of Animal Science, the American Dairy Science
Association, the Poultry Science Association, and the American Meat
Science Association. He recently completed a three-year term as
founding board member of the Federation of Animal Science Societies
Philip Morris Agricultural Leadership Development Program was
named Outstanding Program for 2000 by the Association of Kentucky
Extension Specialists. The program is directed by Larry Jones, Ag
Ag Economics, was appointed to a three-year term on the governing
board of the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics
(C-FARE). This is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening
the national presence of the agricultural economics profession.
Ag Economics, has been appointed to Governor Paul Pattons
Tobacco Marketing and Export Advisory Council. The Council is charged
with developing plans to ensure global competitiveness and future
growth in Kentuckys burley industry.
Thompson, Forestry, received an Environmental Merit Award from
the federal Environment Protection Agency for her work in the Kentucky
Natural Resources Leadership Institute.
Steve Vickner, Ag Economics, and Stephen Davies, Colorado State University,
have been awarded the 2001 Outstanding Article Award by the Journal
of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
Way to Wellness, a total fitness program, won the 2000 Outstanding
Project Award given by the Association of Kentucky Extension Specialists.
Janet Tietyen, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, is the programs
and Ag Communications Distance Learning Program team received
a gold medal at the National Epsilon Sigma Phi meeting in Salt Lake
City, Utah. The award was part of the national broadcast teleconference
which highlighted outstanding programs submitted from across the
Ag Economics, has been appointed to serve as economist for the Commonwealths
Phase I Tobacco Settlement Board.
Rural Sociology, was named Outstanding New Specialist by the Association
of Kentucky Extension Specialists.