About

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).

Upcoming Events

No Upcoming Meetings

Members

NameCommittee PositionAffiliationEmail
Matt WilsonESCOP Chair
NERAmatt.wilson@mail.wvu.edu
George SmithESCOP Incoming Chair
NCRAsmithge7@msu.edu
Chris PritsosESCOP Past Chair
WAAESDpritsos@unr.edu
Anton BekkermanChair BLC
NERAAnton.Bekkerman@unh.edu
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
ARDvjones@langston.edu
Hector SantiagoRegional Past ChairNCRAhsantiago@unl.edu
Eric WommackRegional Past ChairNERAwommack@udel.edu
Katie FrazierLiaison
CARETkfrazier@fcvirginias.com
Parag ChitnisLiaisonNIFAparag.chitnis@usda.gov
Rick RhodesExecutive Vice-Chair, Ex-officioNERArcrhodes@uri.edu
David LeibovitzCoordinator, Ex-officioNERAdavid_leibovitz@uri.edu
Jeff JacobsenExecutive Director, Ex-officioNCRAjjacobsn@msu.edu
Jeanette ThurstonExecutive Director, Ex-officio (effective 11/28)NCRAjthurston@ksu.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
Bret HessExecutive Director, Ex-officioWAAESDbhess@unr.edu
Jennifer TippettsAdministrative Management, Ex-officioWAAESDjennifer.tippetts@waaesd.org
Alton Thompson
Executive Director, Ex-officioARDathompson1@ncat.edu
Doug Steele
Liaison, Ex-officioAPLU
dsteele@aplu.org