UT ag economist to head national group
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:02 pm
KNOXVILLE (AP) — A University of Tennessee agricultural economist will lead a national organization that focuses on improving rural economies.
The UT Institute of Agriculture announced recently that Dr. Michael Wilcox will become president-elect of the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals this month. He will assume the presidency of the group in 2012.
Wilcox’s research focuses on rural economic development in Tennessee. He co-founded the “Sustainable Tennessee” program, which focuses on entrepreneurship, work force development and land use.
Wilcox is an assistant professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, and degrees from Auburn and Cornell Universities.
Published in The Messenger 3.22.11