About

The Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP) is the representative governing body of the Experiment Station Section (ESS), a unit of the APLU Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources (CFERR), Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA). ESCOP handles continuing business, organization, and policy issues on behalf of the state agricultural experiment station directors and administrators. The ESCOP also provides liaison representatives to a variety of other committees, agencies, associations, and organizations. These representatives are appointed by the Chair of ESCOP after consultation with the Executive Committee.

Each 1862 agricultural experiment station director and 1890 research director participates in a regional association: Northeastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (NERA), the official representative body of the agricultural experiment station directors in the Northeast Region; North Central Regional Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (NCRA), the official representative body of the agricultural experiment station directors in the North Central Region; Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (SAAESD), the official representative body of the agricultural experiment station directors in the Southern Region; Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (WAAESD), the official representative body of the agricultural experiment station directors in the Western Region; and Association of Research Directors (ARD), the official representative body of the agricultural research administrators of the 1890 Land-grant institutions. All regional associations are affiliated with APLU through the Experiment Station Section and are represented on ESCOP, but are fundamentally independent organizations.

Members

NamePositionAffiliationEmail
Deb HamernikESCOP ChairNCRAdhamernik2@unl.edu
George HopperESCOP Incoming ChairSAAESDgmh58@msstate.edu
Gary ThompsonESCOP Past Chair/PBD RepNERA, ESCOP on Policy Board of Directorsgat10@psu.edu
Orlando McMeansChair PBDAHSmcmeanso@wvstateu.edu
Ernie MintonChair BLC / NC-FAR repNCRAeminton@ksu.edu
Steve LoringChair CMCWAAESDsloring@ad.nmsu.edu
Fred ServelloChair NRSP RCNERAfred.servello@maine.edu
Laura LavineChair STCWAAESDlavine@wsu.edu
Marshall StewartChair CLPAHSstewartmars@missouri.edu
Moses KairoRegional ChairARDmkairo@umes.edu
Joe CollettiRegional ChairNCRAcolletti@iastate.edu
Jody JellisonRegional ChairNERAjjellison@cns.umass.edu
Steve LommelRegional ChairSAAESDsteve_lommel@ncsu.edu
Chris PritsosRegional ChairWAAESDpritsos@cabnr.unr.edu
Vernon JonesRegional Incoming ChairARDvjones@langston.edu
Greg CuomoRegional Incoming ChairNCRAcuomogj@umn.edu
Ted AndreadisRegional Incoming ChairNERAtheodore.andreadis@ct.gov
Keith OwensRegional Incoming ChairSAAESDkeith.owens@okstate.edu
Mark McGuireRegional Incoming ChairWAAESDmmcguire@idaho.edu
Govind KannanRegional Past ChairARDgovindak@fvsu.edu
Archie ClutterRegional Past ChairNCRAaclutter2@unl.edu
Jan NyropRegional Past Chair / NPGCC ChairNERAjpn2@cornell.edu
Jackie BurnsRegional Past ChairSAAESDjkbu@ufl.edu
Glenda HumistonRegional Past ChairWAAESDglenda.humiston@ucop.edu
Richard KlemmeLiaison / Executive DirectorECOPrklemme@aplu.org
Robert GodfreyLiaisonECOPrgodfre@uvi.edu
Nina LiljaLiaisonICOPnlilja@ksu.edu
James ThompsonLiaisonBVMjthompson@utk.edu
Laura JollyLiaisonBHSljolly@iastate.edu
Eddie GougeLiaisonAPLUegouge@aplu.org
Montague (Tag) Demment IILiaisonAPLUmdemment@aplu.org
Rebecca WalthLiaisonCARETwalth@valleytel.net
Ron TrewynLiaisonCRPGEtrewyn@k-state.edu
J. Scott AngleLiaisonNIFAScott.Angle@usda.gov
Parag ChitnisLiaisonNIFAParag.Chitnis@nifa.usda.gov
Terry TuckerLiaisonNIFAtwt2@cornell.edu
Chavonda Jacobs-YoungLiaisonUSDA ARSc.jacobsyoung@ars.usda.gov
Jeff JacobsenExecutive Vice-Chair, Ex-officioNCRAjjacobsn@msu.edu
Christina HamiltonAssistant Executive Vice-Chair, Ex-officioNCRAChristina.hamilton@wisc.edu
Rick RhodesExecutive Director, Ex-officioNERArcrhodes@uri.edu
Dave LeibovitzCoordinator, Ex-officioNERAdavid_leibovitz@uri.edu
Eric YoungExecutive Director, Ex-officioSAAESDeyoung@ncsu.edu
Donna PearceAssistant to the Executive Director, Ex-officioSAAESDdonna_pearce@ncsu.edu
Alton ThompsonExecutive Director, Ex-officioARDathompson1@ncat.edu
Bret HessExecutive Director, Ex-officioWAAESDbrethess@level5ag.com
Assistant Director, Ex-officioWAAESD
Doug SteeleLiaison, Ex-officioAPLUdsteele@aplu.org