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Project Team Wins Award

November 15, 2006

The University of Tennessee members of the Agriculture and Food Vulnerability Assessment Program Project Team have received the 2006 UT Gamma Sigma Delta Team Award. The project is funded by a $2 million competitive grant from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security to develop and implement training which will help communities prevent and deter terrorist acts that target agriculture and the food sector. Gamma Sigma Delta is the Honor Society of Agriculture. The UT chapter recognizes individuals for several awards, in addition to providing an award honoring a team which has made an outstanding contribution to agriculture research, teaching, or extension. The team includes 31 members nationally, 17 of whom are associated with the University of Tennessee. The UTIA Team Members are:

Dr. Sharon Thompson (Team Leader), College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Tim Cross, UT Extension
Dr. Ann Draughon, UT Food Safety Center of Excellence
Babbet Harbison, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Fred Hopkins, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Nancy Howell, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. John Jared, (retired) UT Extension
Aaron Killian, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Robert Linnabary, (retired) College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. John New, College of Veterinary Medicine
David Smelser, College of Veterinary Medicine
Phil Snow, College of Veterinary Medicine
Linda Beets, Administrative Assistant
Tina McConnell, Accounting Specialist III
Dr. Michael Sims, College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Matthew Welborn, College of Veterinary Medicine
Ann White, College of Veterinary Medicine

This award is yet another indication of the importance of the Food Vulnerability Assessment Training Program  project ( http://www.vet.utk.edu/cafsp/agfoodvulnerability/  )and those who are contributing to its success.

Sandra Harbison
Media Relations
UT College of Veterinary Medicine
865-974-7377


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