The ESCOP Executive Committee (EC) is charged to assist the chair on actions needed between regular meetings of ESCOP, including, but not limited to handling the continuing business of ESCOP and ESS; attending to all organization and policy matters with APLU, agencies of the federal government, farm (commodity and agribusiness) organizations and groups; assessing the goals and purposes of the organization on a continuing basis; recommending changes in the structure and organization of ESCOP to meet society’s needs and the needs of the section; assuring that appropriate lines of communication are identified and effectively implemented and maintained; identifying expertise among stakeholders and within the section for possible service in various roles (e.g., advisory groups).

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NameCommittee PositionAffiliationEmail
Chris PritsosESCOP Chair
Matt WilsonESCOP Incoming Chair and Regional Past Chair
Moses KairoESCOP Past Chair
Glenda HumistonChair BLC
JF MeullenetChair CMC and Regional Past ChairSAAESDjfmeull@uark.edu
Henry FadamiroChair DCCSAAESDhenry.fadamiro@ag.tamu.edu
Jan NyropChair NPGCCNERAjpn2@cornell.edu
Mark McGuireChair NRSP RC, ESS PBD Rep, Regional Past ChairWAAESDmmcguire@uidaho.edu
Bernie EngelChair STCNCRAengelb@purdue.edu
Vernon JonesRegional Past Chair
George SmithRegional Past ChairNCRAsmithge7@msu.edu
Eric WommackRegional Past ChairNERAwommack@udel.edu
Katie FrazierLiaison
Parag ChitnisLiaisonNIFAparag.chitnis@usda.gov
Bret HessExecutive Vice-Chair, Ex-officioWAAESDbhess@unr.edu
Jennifer TippettsAdministrative Management, Ex-officioWAAESDjennifer.tippetts@waaesd.org
Alton Thompson
Executive Director, Ex-officioARDathompson1@ncat.edu
Rick RhodesExecutive Director, Ex-officioNERArcrhodes@uri.edu
David LeibovitzCoordinator, Ex-officioNERAdavid_leibovitz@uri.edu
Jeff JacobsenExecutive Director, Ex-officioNCRAjjacobsn@msu.edu
Chris Hamilton
Assistant Director, Ex-officioNCRAchristina.hamilton@wisc.edu
Gary ThompsonExecutive Director, Ex-officioSAAESDgat009@uark.edu
Cindy MorleyCoordinator / Program Manager, Ex-officioSAAESDcmorley@uark.edu
Doug Steele
Liaison, Ex-officioAPLU