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UK College of Agriculture celebrates land-grant research
Hosted by the college’s research office, the celebration was held in Seay Auditorium in the Agricultural Science Center.
The keynote speaker was Gale Buchanan, former undersecretary for research, education and economics in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Buchanan, a Florida native, dedicated 40 years to an academic career as a professor, experiment station director and dean of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture. In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated Buchanan to serve as undersecretary and later as chief scientist in the USDA.
The land-grant celebration continued with the presentation of the 2011 recipients of the Bobby Pass Excellence in Grantsmanship Award, High Impact Research/Extension Award and the Prestigious Research Paper Award. This year’s award recipients include:
- Bobby Pass Excellence in Grantsmanship Award - Joe Chappell for his outstanding record on competitive federal funding for phytochemical research. Chappell served as principle investigator on competitive federal grants totaling more than $8 million over the past five years. He is a faculty member in the UK Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.
- Research/Extension Impact Award- Kenneth Haynes, S. Reddy Palli and Michael Potter for their work on insecticide resistance, chemical ecology and management of bed bugs. UK has received significant national media attention due to their outstanding work in the very timely issue of managing beg bugs. All three are faculty members in the UK Department of Entomology.
- Prestigious Research Paper Award- James Harwood for his paper: “Tracking the role of alternative prey in soybean aphid predation by Orius insidiosus: a molecular approach,” published in Molecular Ecology. Harwood is a faculty member in UK Deparment of Entomology.
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