NEW ORLEANS, LA (PRWEB) January 09, 2014
Darrin Dodds, Ph.D., associate Extension professor at Mississippi State University, has been announced as the 2014 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year, an award sponsored by Bayer CropScience since 2008.
Dodds received the award at the Extension Cotton Specialist annual dinner banquet on Jan. 7 during the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans.
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 winner annually based on leadership and industry service.
Steve Nichols, U.S. agronomic manager for Bayer CropScience, said the company is pleased to congratulate Dodds on this accomplishment.
“Darrin Dodds has created a well-deserved name for himself as a leader in the cotton community,” Nichols said. “His dedication to delivering relevant information and best management practices to Mississippi cotton producers has provided them with the necessary tools to improve performance and profitability on their farms.”
Tom Barber, Ph.D., associate professor and Extension weed scientist at the University of Arkansas and 2012 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year, has known Dodds since they both attended Mississippi State.
“The Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year is very special because it is voted on by peers, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Darrin for this award,” Barber said. “His work is tremendous. When you have a researcher or an Extension person like him that pours his life into helping others succeed, it is invaluab
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