The Research Center Administrators Society is a national non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and USDA administrators.
The society mission is to advance the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge concerning the nature, use, improvement, and interrelationships of research center administration scientific research, and new technology.
The RCAS Winter Meeting was held at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, Texas on February 2-5, 2014.
Past President Ken Scaife, Ohio State University hands over the gavel to new President Larry Earnest, University of Arkansas
Click here to access audio visual presentations from the Dallas 2014 meeting.
Latest News and Announcements:
Oklahoma State University Superintendent Positions Announcement:
Senior Station Superintendent, Oklahoma Panhandle Research and Extension Center (OPREC), Goodwell, Oklahoma, through the Field & Research Service Unit (FRSU), Oklahoma Agriculture Experiment Station (OAES), Oklahoma State University (OSU), Stillwater, OK. Click here for the full announcement
Station Superintendent, North Central Research Station (NCRS), Lahoma, Oklahoma, through the Field & Research Service Unit (FRSU), Oklahoma Agriculture Experiment Station (OAES), Oklahoma State University (OSU), Stillwater, OK Click here for the full announcement
University of Missouri Superintendent Position Announcement:
The Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station seeks qualified candidates for a full time, Superintendent position at the Greenley Research Center located 1 mile east of Novelty, MO. The 1,048 acre Center was established in 1969 to serve the research and extension needs of northeastern/northcentral Missouri. As part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station, the Greenley Research Center is one of 20 off‐campus centers that form a network of "outdoor laboratories" to conduct place‐ based agriculture‐related programs. The Center conducts "problem‐solving" research and education programs that are relevant to the crop and livestock agricultural interests in the region.
Save the Date:
Larry Earnest and Don Hubbell will be hosting our summer meeting in Arkansas, September 7-10, 2014. They are planning an outstanding tour that will include visits to numerous agriculture related interest around the state. Put these dates on your calendar and plan to join us for this meeting and tour. More information and details will follow soon.
The 2014 RCAS Distinguished Service Award
George Granade of the University of Georgia Griffin Campus has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Research Center Administrators Society, a national non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of agricultural research station managers, directors, university, college and USDA administrators.
The award is given for service, leadership, and outstanding contributions to RCAS over an extended period of time. Granade has held several RCAS offices including past-president (2012-13), president (2011-2012), vice-president and program chair (2010-11) and secretary (2009-2010).
He has also moderated several RCAS sessions, made presentations and served on several committee assignments. Granade, along with others from the University of Georgia, co-hosted the RCAS annual meetings in 2007 and 2009.
Since 1990, Granade has served as director of field services on the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences campus in Griffin. He came to Griffin in April 1990, from Kansas State where he served as research agronomist at Southeast Agricultural Research Center, Parson. Prior to his Kansas appointment, Granade served as research associate in the agronomy and soils department at Auburn University.
Granade earned both masters and bachelor’s degrees in agronomy with an emphasis on soils from the UGA CAES. He earned an associate’s degree in agriculture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. A native of Waynesboro, he is a graduate of Waynesboro High School, now Burke County High School.
He and his wife, Jill, a special education teacher in the Griffin-Spalding County School System, have two grown sons, George, II, and Nicholas.
President Ken Scaife presents the 2014 RCAS Distinguished Service Award to George Granade at the annual awards banquet in Dallas Texas.
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