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Southern CARET Delegates

(Year Appointed and Appointing Institutions)

Officers

(officers change January 1)

Chair – Oscar Taylor, Texas
Chair-elect – Jim Handley, Florida
Secretary – Larry Holmes, Virginia

CARET Executive Committee Representatives:
Noland Ramsey, North Carolina
Elvis Graves, North Carolina
Robert H. Foree, Kentucky

Alabama

Billy Bridgeforth (1999)
Alabama A&M University

Post Office Box 156
Tanner, AL 35671-0156
Tel:  256-232-6527 (home)
        256-232-2049 (office)
Fax: 256-232-2787
Email

Brian Hardin (2014)
Auburn University

Director, Governmental and Agricultural Programs
Alabama Farmers Federation
Post Office Box 11000
Montgomery, AL 36191-0001
Tel:  334-613-4217
Fax: 334-284-3957
Email

Guyon Delon Shipman (2019)
Alabama A&M University

Certified Surgical Representative
Cooper Surgical Medical Devices
413 Cornwall Street
Maylene, AL 35114-5453
Tel: 205-504-5520
Email

Arkansas

L. Dow Brantley (2009)
University of Arkansas

Partner, Brantley Farming Company
4091 Central High Road
England, AR 72046-9077
Tel:  501-275-3826
Fax: 501-275-1005
Email

Mildred Barnes Griggs (2014)
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

1333 Highway 44
Marianna, AR 72360-9999
Tel:  870-295-6144
Fax: 870-630-2005
Email

Debra G. Moreland (1995)
University of Arkansas

20311 Lake Vista Drive
Roland, AR 72135-9390
Tel:  501-868-5294
Fax: 501-868-9296
Email

Scott N. Sullivan (2013)
University of Arkansas

Owner-Manager
Triple S Farm and Ranch
1833 North Ninth Street
DeQueen, AR 71832-3507
Tel:  870-584-8990
Fax: 870-642-5116
Email

Florida

Billie L. Dean (1998)
Florida A&M University

1140 Lexington Parkway
Apopka, FL 32712-2699
Tel:  407-889-4123
Fax: 407-889-0531
Email

Jim Handley (2011)
University of Florida

Executive Vice President
Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Post Office Box 421929
Kissimmee, FL 34742-1929
Tel:  407-846-6221
Fax: 407-933-8209
Email

Eric F. Hinson (2017)
Florida A&M University

Owner
EFH Solutions
P.O. Box 925
Havana, FL 32333-0925
Tel:  850-519-5393
Fax: 850-598-6715
Email

Madeline E. Mellinger (1998 and 2009)
University of Florida

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Glades Crop Care, Inc.
949 Turner Quay
Jupiter, FL 33458-4339
Tel:  561-746-3740
Fax: 561-746-3775
Email

Kenneth Parker (2020)
University of Florida

Executive Director
Florida Strawberry Growers Association
Post Office Drawer 2550
Plant City, FL 33564-2550
Tel:  813-752-6822
Fax: 813-752-2167
Email

Willie Pittman (2019)
Florida A&M University

President
Mid-Atlantic Consulting Enterprises, LLC
15 Cheltenham Court
Owings Mills, MD 21117-6118
Tel:  443-857-1142
Email

Georgia

Patty J. Bentley (2011)
Fort Valley State University

404 East Eighth Street
Butler, GA 31062-5250
Tel:  478-862-3796
Fax: 478-862-2871
Email

Willie Buchanan (2008)
Fort Valley State University

Post Office Box 740603
Tuscumbia, AL 35674-7420
Tel:  256-810-6614
Fax: 256-383-2080
Email

Chris Butts (2020)
University of Georgia

Executive Director
Georgia Green Industry Association
1450 Oconee Crossing Circle
Bogart, GA 30622-5909
Tel: 706-540-2813
Email

James W. Ford (2019)
Fort Valley State University

Chief Executive Officer
Square O Consulting, LLC
50 Mackenzie Court
Newnan, GA 30263-7098
Tel: 615-483-6825
Fax: 470-414-7107
Email

Greg Leger (2019)
University of Georgia

President and Owner
Leger and Son, Inc.
1108 Arabi Williford Road
Cordele, GA 31015-6500
Tel: 229-273-4548
Fax: 229-273-4998
Email

Kentucky

Michael J. Andrews (2018)
Kentucky State University

1110 Hadensville Road
Gutherie, KY 42234-9119
Tel: 270-635-0754
Email

Nancy Dawson (2018)
Kentucky State University

P.O. Box 904
Russellville, KY 42276-0904
Tel: 270-847-8726
Email

Robert H. Foree (2014)
University of Kentucky

2440 Eminence Road
Eminence, KY 40019-6443
Tel:  502-845-4947
Fax: 502-845-4600
Email

Drew Graham (2019)
University of Kentucky

Executive Vice President
Kentucky Farm Bureau
10984 Ironworks Road
Winchester, KY 40391-7619
Tel: 859-771-6556
Fax: 859-744-6442
Email

Louisiana

Lynda D. Danos (2007)
Louisiana State University

Coordinator, Ag In The Classroom
Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation
Post Office Box 95004
Baton Rouge, LA 70895-5004
Tel:  225-922-6503
Fax: 225-922-6229
Email

Deacue Fields, Jr. (2015)
Southern University and A&M College

603 Carver Street
Winnsboro, LA 71295-3856
Tel:  318-435-9202
Fax: 318-435-7609
Email

Charles A. “Buck” Vandersteen (1993)
Louisiana State University
Executive Director
Louisiana Forestry Association
Post Office Drawer 5067
Alexandria, LA 71307-5067
Tel:  318-443-2558 (Work)
         318-473-0672 (Home)
Fax: 318-443-1713
Email

Mississippi

Ben F. Burkett (2011)
Alcorn State University

233 East Hamilton Street
Jackson, MS 39202-3231
Tel:  601-354-2750
Fax: 601-877-6219
Email

Barbara L. Cooksley (2015)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

81830 Highway 2
Anselmo, NE 68813-7845
Tel:  308-880-1144
Email

Sells J. Newman, Jr. (2012)
Mississippi State University

Senior Vice President, Marketing and Legislative Affairs
First South Farm Credit
113 Ridgecrest Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157-2538
Tel:  601-977-8352
Fax: 601-977-8388
Email

Clyde Douglas Simmons, III (2017)
Mississippi State University

Partner
Simmons Planting Company
Post Office Box 65
Arcola, MS 38722-0065
Tel: 662-827-2950
Email

Delmer Stamps (2017)
Alcorn State University

549 Cedarwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39202-2221
Tel:  601-940-3340
Fax: 601-877-6219
Email

North Carolina

Elvis L. Graves (2013)
North Carolina A&T State University

5576 Dwight Drive
McLeansville, NC 27301-9125
Tel: 336-447-0327
Email

Sue Leggett (2019)
North Carolina State University

Partner and Co-Owner
Leggett Farming Partnership
3593 West Old Spring Hope Road
Nashville, NC 27856-8971
Tel:  252-904-5594
Fax: 252-467-2777
Email

Erica Peterson (2018)
North Carolina AT&T State University

Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer
North Carolina Agribusiness Council
2500 Regency Parkway
Cary, NC 27518-8549
Tel:  919-782-4063
Email

J. Noland Ramsey (2009)
North Carolina State University

178 Broyles Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791-9714
Tel: 828-891-7160
Email

Oklahoma

Lester Clark (2015)
Langston University

Post Office Box 505
Langston, OK 73050-0505
Tel: 405-466-9970
Email

Claud D. Evans (1999)
Oklahoma State University

Okfuskee County Veterinary Clinic
Post Office Box 362
Okemah, OK 74859-0362
Tel:  918-623-1166
Fax: 918-623-1188
Email

Rodd Moesel (2012)
Oklahoma State University

President
American Plant Products & Services, Inc.
9200 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73127-7430
Tel:  405-787-4833
Fax: 405-789-2352
Email

Puerto Rico

Beatriz Carrion Roman (2019)
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Puerto Rico Agricultural Biotechnology Industry Association
Urb. Garden Hills
Serrania Street A-7
Guaynabo, PR 00966
Tel:  787-463-3565
Email

South Carolina

Craig A. Harris (2019)
South Carolina State University

Lieutenant
Mount Pleasant Police Department
7670 Brookdale Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29418-2151
Tel: 803-330-2681
Email

Phil Perry (2017)
Clemson University

Seed Salesman & Certified Crop Adviser
700 North Jefferson Street
Saluda, SC 29138-1120
Tel: 864-993-5145
Email

Amika Thomas (2019)
South Carolina State University

Associate Child Development Director
Anderson Area YMCA
201 East Reed Road
Anderson, SC 29621-2095
Tel: 864-716-6265
Email

Tennessee

James Brown, Jr. (2017)
Tennessee State University

2507 Holman Lane
Springfield, TN 37172-4319
Tel: 615-330-8125
Email

Donnie Smith (2018)
University of Tennessee

14049 Pyramid Drive
Rogers, AR 72758-7528
Tel:  865-974-7342
Fax: 865-856-0011
Email

Charles (Chuck) Adam Yoest (2016)
University of Tennessee

6561 Arno Road
College Grove, TN 37046-8912
Tel: 615-342-9293
Email

Texas

Ernest B. Collins (2011)
Prairie View A&M University

16903 Windypine Drive
Spring, TX 77379-6430
Tel:  281-851-9198
Fax: 281-320-2046
Email

Marcus Edward Hill (2014)
Prairie View A&M University

President
Ag Workers
Post Office Box 88
Fort Worth, TX 76101-0088
Tel:  817-999-7932
Fax: 817-831-7548
Email

Bonnie McGhee (2020)
Texas A&M University

1201 Carmel Court
College Station, TX 77845
Tel: 879-693-2990
Email

Jimmy N. Roppolo (2020)
Texas A&M University

General Manager
United Agricultural Cooperative, Inc.
3175 North Mechanic Street
El Campo, TX 77437-9494
Tel:  979-543-0160
Email

Oscar D. Taylor (2010)
Prairie View A&M University

19015 Match Play Drive
Atascocita, TX 77345-6103
Tel:  713-301-3922
Fax: 281-852-9665
Email

Virgin Islands

Grantley Samuel (2015)
University of the Virgin Islands

33 L Estate Whim
Post Office Box 2912
Frederiksted, St. Croix
U. S. Virgin Islands 00841-2912
Tel: 340-332-3932
Email

Virginia

Richard T. Crowder (2011)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Apartment #1219
501 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314-1139
Tel:  703-684-0844
Fax: 540-231-7417
Email

Katie K. Frazier (2013)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

President, Virginia Agribusiness Council
Suite 111
1025 Boulders Parkway
2078 Salt Branch Loop
North Chesterfield, VA 23225-5549
Tel:  804-643-3555
Fax: 804-643-3556
Email

Larry S. Holmes (2014)
Virginia State University

6365 Reading Court
Port Tobacco, MD 20677-3434
Tel: 301-392-08363922
Email

CARET Staff

Eddie G. Gouge
Executive Director, CARET
APLU
Suite 400
1307 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005-4722
Tel:  202-478-6028
Fax: 202-478-6046
Email

Florencia Drumwright
Associate, CARET, BoHS & CE
APLU
Suite 400
1307 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005-4722
Tel:  202-478-6093
Fax: 202-478-6046
Email