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
Gary ThompsonESCOP Chair/PBD RepNERA, ESCOP on Policy Board of Directorsgat10@psu.edu
Deb HamernikESCOP Incoming ChairNCRAdhamernik2@unl.edu
Bret HessESCOP Past ChairWAAESDBretHess@uwyo.edu
Jay AkridgeChair PBDAHSakridge@purdue.edu
Bill BrownChair B&LSAAESDwfbrown@tennessee.edu
Beverly DurganChair CMCAHSbdurgan@umn.edu
Fred ServelloChair NRSP RCNERAfred.servello@maine.edu
Laura LavineChair S&TWAAESDlavine@wsu.edu
Moses KairoRegional ChairARDmkairo@umes.edu
Joe CollettiRegional ChairNCRAcolletti@iastate.edu
Jan NyropRegional ChairNERAjpn2@cornell.edu
Jackie BurnsRegional ChairSAAESDjkbu@ufl.edu
Glenda HumistonRegional ChairWAAESDglenda.humiston@ucop.edu
Vernon JonesRegional Incoming ChairARDvjones@langston.edu
Greg CuomoRegional Incoming ChairNCRAcuomogj@umn.edu
Jody JellisonRegional Incoming ChairNERAjjellison@cns.umass.edu
Steve LommelRegional Incoming ChairSAAESDsteve_lommel@ncsu.edu
Chris PritsosRegional Incoming ChairWAAESDpritsos@cabnr.unr.edu
Govind KannanRegional Past ChairARDgovindak@fvsu.edu
Archie ClutterRegional Past ChairNCRAaclutter2@unl.edu
Mark RiegerRegional Past ChairNERAmrieger@udel.edu
Bob GodfreyRegional Past ChairSAAESDrgodfre@live.uvi.edu
Milan ShipkaRegional Past ChairWAAESDmpshipka@alaska.edu
Ernest MintonN-CFARESCOPeminton@k-state.edu
Dennis CalvinLiaisonECOPifa@psu.edu
Nina LiljaLiaisonICOPnlilja@ksu.edu
James ThompsonLiaisonBVMjthompson@utk.edu
C.Y. WangLiaisonBHScy.wang@sdstate.edu
Ian MawLiaisonAPLUimaw@aplu.org
Eddie GougeLiaisonAPLUegouge@aplu.org
Montague (Tag) Demment IILiaisonAPLUtdemment@aplu.org
Rebecca WalthLiaisonCARETwalth@valleytel.net
Ron TrewynLiaisonCRPGEtrewyn@k-state.edu
Sonny RamaswammyLiaisonNIFAsonny@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
Rick RhodesExecutive Vice-Chair, Ex-officioNERArcrhodes@uri.edu
Dave LeibovitzAssistant Executive Vice-Chair, Ex-officioNERAdavid_leibovitz@uri.edu
Jeff JacobsenExecutive Director, Ex-officioNCRAjjacobsn@msu.edu
Christina HamiltonAssistant Director, Ex-officioNCRAChristina.hamilton@wisc.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