Main named specialist of the year
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:30 pm
At the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Atlanta, Dr. Chris Main, an associate professor and Extension cotton specialist with the University of Tennessee, was named by his peers as the Extension Cotton Specialist of the year for 2011.
Dr. Main is a weed scientist by training, and he performs most of his work at UT’s West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. He is involved in a broad range of cotton agronomic research, coordinates numerous outreach programs, and he oversees the University of Tennessee Official Cotton Variety Trial sites.
Main earned his bachelor’s degree in plant and soil science from the University of Tennessee, his master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. in plants, soils and insects from the University of Tennessee.
He received the award at the Extension cotton specialists’ annual banquet on Jan. 5. Sponsored by Bayer CropScience, the annual award and banquet has been a featured event at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences since 1984. Extension cotton specialists representing every cotton-producing state select a recipient annually based on leadership and service to the cotton industry. wcp 1/11/11