Contact Information

Meeting Logistics

Eric Young
Executive Director
Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors
PO Box 7561
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: (919) 513-1746
Email: eric_young@ncsu.edu

Beline Lafayette
Conference Assistant
UF/IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI)
PO Box 110750
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
Phone: (352) 294-3585
Email: bcherichel@ufl.edu

Kristin Zupancic
Conference Coordinator
UF/IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI)
PO Box 110750
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
Phone: (352) 294-3582
Email: kzupancic@ufl.edu


Individual Group Contacts

Academic Programs Section – Southern Region (S-APS)

Wendy Fink
Director
Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, APLU
Email: wfink@aplu.org
Phone: 202-478-6021
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Administrative Heads Section – Southern Region (S-AHS)

Eric Young
Executive Director
Email: eric_young@ncsu.edu
Phone: 919-815-4991
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1890 Association of Extension Administrators (AEA)

Albert Essel
Executive Administrator
Email: aeessel@ncat.edu
Phone: 336-965-2270
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Association of 1890 Research Directors (ARD)

Alton Thompson
Executive Director
Email: athompson1@ncat.edu
Phone: 336-285-2955
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Association of Southern Region Extension Directors (ASRED)

Ron Brown
Executive Director
Email: rab2@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-0644
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Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (S-CARET)

Eddie Gouge
Executive Director
Email: egouge@aplu.org
Phone: 202-478-6028
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Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (SAAESD)

Eric Young
Executive Director
Email: eric_young@ncsu.edu
Phone: 919-815-4991
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Registration Information

Kim Brand 
Registrar
UF/IFAS Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI)
PO Box 110750
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
Phone: (352) 392-5930
Email: kimmer72@ufl.edu

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Registration closes after February 1, 2019


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The Southern Region of the U.S. has abundant opportunity as well as some enduring challenges in ensuring a safe and profitable food system, community and individual economic vitality and a healthy citizenry. The 2019 Southern Region Mini Land-grant Meeting brings together leaders from seven groups from both 1862 and 1890 Land-grant universities.



The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life.

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