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.

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Members

NamePositionAffiliationEmail
George HopperESCOP ChairSAAESDgmh58@msstate.edu
Moses KairoESCOP Incoming ChairARDmkairo@umes.edu
Deb HamernikESCOP Past ChairNCRAdhamernik2@unl.edu
Gary ThompsonESCOP Representative to PBDNERAgat10@psu.edu
Orlando McMeansChair PBDAHSmcmeanso@wvstateu.edu
Ernie MintonChair BLCNCRAeminton@ksu.edu
Hongwei XinNC-FAR RepSAAESDhxin2@tennessee.edu
Craig BeyroutyChair BACAHSbeyrouty@umd.edu
Steve LoringChair CMCWAAESDsloring@ad.nmsu.edu
Doug BuhlerChair NRSP RCNCRAbuhler@msu.edu
Jody JellisonChair STCNERAjjellison@cns.umass.edu
Marshall StewartChair CLPAHSstewartmars@missouri.edu
Ali FaresChair DCCARDalfares@pvamu.edu
Jan NyropChair NPGCCNERAjpn2@cornell.edu
Moses KairoRegional ChairARDmkairo@umes.edu
Greg CuomoRegional ChairNCRAcuomogj@umn.edu
Ted AndreadisRegional ChairNERAtheodore.andreadis@ct.gov
Keith OwensRegional ChairSAAESDkeith.owens@okstate.edu
Chris PritsosRegional ChairWAAESDpritsos@cabnr.unr.edu
Vernon JonesRegional Incoming ChairARDvjones@langston.edu
George SmithRegional Incoming ChairNCRAsmithge7@msu.edu
Carol ThornberRegional Incoming ChairNERAthornber@uri.edu
J.F. MeullenetRegional Incoming ChairSAAESDjfmeull@uark.edu
Mark McGuireRegional Incoming ChairWAAESDmmcguire@idaho.edu
Govind KannanRegional Past ChairARDgovindak@fvsu.edu
Joe CollettiRegional Past ChairNCRAcolletti@iastate.edu
Jody JellisonRegional Past ChairNERAjjellison@cns.umass.edu
Steve LommelRegional Past ChairSAAESDsteve_lommel@ncsu.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
Katie FrazierLiaisonCARETkfrazier@fcvirginias.com
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
Eric YoungExecutive Vice-Chair, Ex-officioSAAESDeyoung@ncsu.edu
Donna PearceAssistant to the Executive Vice-Chair, Ex-officioSAAESDdonna_pearce@ncsu.edu
Jeff JacobsenExecutive Director, Ex-officioNCRAjjacobsn@msu.edu
Christina HamiltonAssistant Director, Ex-officioNCRAChristina.hamilton@wisc.edu
Rick RhodesExecutive Director, Ex-officioNERArcrhodes@uri.edu
Dave LeibovitzCoordinator, Ex-officioNERAdavid_leibovitz@uri.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