|Academic Rank:||Assistant Professor - Forage Extension Specialist|
|Academic History:||Ph.D., University of Kentucky 2006
M.S., University of Kentucky 1999
B.S., Berea College 1997
|Area of Expertise:||Forage Management|
|Office Location:||3121 Miller Plant Sciences Building|
|Shipping Address:||3111 Miller Plant Sciences Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7272
|Additional Web site:||Georgia Forages|
Research, Teaching, and Extension Work
My mission is to effect a true change in the efficiency of forage production and utilization in Georgia. By emphasizing the integrated use of proven methods and technologies, I will help our state’s forage producers to improve yields, stand persistence, and input use efficiency, decrease the threat to our environment, and increase profitability. My approach will be to share my knowledge and findings from applied research, in concert with the work of colleagues in this and other disciplines.
My major responsibilities include:
- Developing educational programs appropriate to forage establishment, management, and quality testing for pasture, hay, and silage systems.
- Providing assistance to county Extension agents through demonstrations, in-service-training, meetings, and consultations.
- Developing educational materials on forage management and utilization.
- Developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with agri-business, commodity and livestock associations, and government agency representatives.
- Developing an applied research program to resolve basic issues facing forage/livestock producers in Georgia.