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 ChairSAAESDghopper@cfr.msstate.edu
Gary ThompsonESCOP Past Chair/PBD RepNERA, ESCOP on Policy Board of Directorsgat10@psu.edu
Orlando McMeansChair PBDAHSmcmeanso@wvstateu.edu
Ernie MintonChair B&LNCRAeminton@ksu.edu
Mark LatimoreChair CMCARDlatimorm@fvsu.edu
Fred ServelloChair NRSP RCNERAfred.servello@maine.edu
Laura LavineChair S&TWAAESDlavine@wsu.edu
Moses KairoRegional ChairARDmkairo@umes.edu
Greg CuomoRegional ChairNCRAcuomogj@umn.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
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
Joe CollettiRegional Past ChairNCRAcolletti@iastate.edu
Jan NyropRegional Past ChairNERAjpn2@cornell.edu
Jackie BurnsRegional Past ChairSAAESDjkbu@ufl.edu
Glenda HumistonRegional Past ChairWAAESDglenda.humiston@ucop.edu
Ernest MintonN-CFARESCOPeminton@k-state.edu
Mark Latimore LiaisonECOPlatimorm@fvsu.edu
Nina LiljaLiaisonICOPnlilja@ksu.edu
James ThompsonLiaisonBVMjthompson@utk.edu
Laura JollyLiaisonBHSljolly@iastate.edu
Ian MawLiaisonAPLUimaw@aplu.org
Eddie GougeLiaisonAPLUegouge@aplu.org
Montague (Tag) Demment IILiaisonAPLUmdemment@aplu.org
Rebecca WalthLiaisonCARETwalth@valleytel.net
Ron TrewynLiaisonCRPGEtrewyn@k-state.edu
Thomas ShanowerLiaisonNIFAthomas.shanower@nifa.usda.gov
Meryl BroussardLiaisonNIFAmbroussard@nifa.usda.gov
Parag ChitnisLiaisonNIFAParag.Chitnis@nifa.usda.gov
Jeanette ThurstonLiaisonNIFAjthurston@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
Mike HarringtonExecutive Director, Ex-officioWAAESDMichael.Harrington@colostate.edu
Sarah LupisAssistant Director, Ex-officioWAAESDsarah.lupis@colostate.edu
Richard KlemmeExecutive Director, Ex-officioECOPrklemme@aplu.org