Skip to Main Menu Skip to Content

Class Notes

1950s

Doug Worsham (BSA – Agronomy, ‘55; MS – Agronomy/Plant Science, ‘57) was recently honored by the newly organized weed science program at North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. To enhance collaboration among weed scientists and aligned disciplines at NCSU, the program has established a lecture series, named in honor of Worsham, that will be open to anyone involved in the theory and practice of understanding and managing weeds, both within and external to the university. The series will include two to four lectures annually on a range of weed science-related topics. Worsham began his career at NCSU in 1960 as a Cooperative Extension weed specialist after receiving his doctorate. In 1967, he moved into weed science research and teaching. He retired in 1993, moved to the mountains in western North Carolina and continued part-time work in weed management for burley tobacco and no-tillage crop production.

James Casey (BSA – Dairy Science, ’58) served for 50 years as Polk County Farm Bureau (PCFB) president. He was honored by Gov. Nathan Deal at the 78th annual Georgia Farm Bureau convention and was presented with a plaque commemorating the occasion. In February, Georgia Sen. Bill Heath recognized Casey with a resolution commending his 50 years at the helm of the PCFB. Casey began his term as PCFB president in 1965.

1960s

John Callaway (BSA – Animal Science, ’69) was appointed to his second three-year term on the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef. Georgia’s agriculture commissioner and the president of Georgia Farm Bureau made the appointment. Callaway was also appointed to a second four-year term on the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority by Gov. Nathan Deal. He has a beef farm spanning Georgia’s Coweta, Troup and Heard counties.  

1970s

Bob Pohlad (Ph.D. – Plant Pathology, ’78), professor at Virginia’s Ferrum College, received the 2016 Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Teaching Ecology jointly with Carolyn Thomas, a University of Georgia zoology and ecology alumna. The award, given by the Ecological Society of America, recognizes ecologists for outstanding work in ecology education. Pohlad resides in Ferrum, Virginia.

Robert Williams (BSA – Poultry Science, ’78), a veterinarian, has retired. He resides in Elberta, Alabama.

1980s

Thomas “Tom” Stovall (BSA – Dairy Science, ’80) is the human resources manager for Paces MedEquip, LLC. He resides in Suwanee, Georgia.

Glenn B. Smith (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’82) was named chief operating officer of Church Home Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Inc. Previously, Smith was president of Palmetto Pharmaceuticals, and he served as executive vice president of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association for 14 years. He resides in Macon, Georgia.
Willard “Lee” Booth (BSA – Poultry Science, ’83) is the supervisor for research for Alexion Pharmaceuticals. He resides in Nicholson, Georgia.

Dennis Epps (BSA – Agricultural Journalism, ’83) is serving as the interim chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College. He resides in Zachary, Louisiana.

Paul Wojtkowski (MS – Agricultural Economics, ’84) recently published his eighth book, “Agroecology: The Universal Equations.” He resides in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

William Shivar (MS – Food Science, ’88) received a promotion to commercial and quick service restaurants national accounts director of business development at Paramount Foods. He resides in Dallas, Georgia.

1990s

Laura Foxworth (Lance) (BS – Biochemistry, ’92) is the quality and food safety manager at Benson’s Bakery. She resides in Athens, Georgia.

Alumnae Joy Carter Crosby (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’97; MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’07) and Jessie Bland won a third place 2016 American Agricultural Editors’ Association Communications Award for their work on the October/November 2015 issue of Southeastern Peanut Farmer magazine and the Southeastern Peanut Farmer media kit.

Andres Villegas (BSA – Biological Science, ‘98) was named a University of Georgia Alumni Association 2016 40 Under 40 honoree. He is the president and CEO of the Georgia Forestry Association. A native of Athens, Georgia, he now resides in Macon, Georgia.

2000s

Eric Cohen (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’00) was named a University of Georgia Alumni Association 2016 40 Under 40 honoree. He is the co-owner of Pecan Ridge Plantation and R&E Pecans, and the owner of Cohen Crop Consulting. He resides in Whigham, Georgia.

Elliott Marsh (BSA – Agricultural Economics, ’02; MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’11) was named a University of Georgia Alumni Association 2016 40 Under 40 honoree. He is the precision agriculture coordinator for Southern States Cooperative. He resides in Statesboro, Georgia.

Thomas Harrell (BSA – Animal Science, ’03) and his wife, Alicia, were finalists for the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Achievement Award. They reside in Madison County, Georgia.

Anna Lacey (Yeager) (BSA – Horticulture, ’05) is a horticulturist at the Augusta National Golf Club. She resides in Martinez, Georgia.

Troy Windham (BSA – Horticulture, ‘05) was a finalist for the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award. He resides in Laurens County, Georgia.

Susannah Lanier (Martin) (BSA – Agribusiness, ’07; MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’12) is the marketing coordinator for Shuman Produce in Reidsville, Georgia.

Lauren Pittenger (Ph.D. – Food Science, ‘07) was named a University of Georgia Alumni Association 2016 40 Under 40 honoree. She also has a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees – one in microbiology and an MBA – from UGA. Pittenger is a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. She resides in Atlanta.

Cross Doster (BSA – Food Science, ’08) is the general dentist at Doster Dental. He resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Matthew London (BSA – Animal Science, ’08; MS – Dairy Science, ’10) and his wife, Kimberly, were finalists for the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award. They reside in White County, Georgia.

Will Cabe (BSA – Agricultural Education, ’09) and his wife, Heather, were elected to chair the 2016 Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee. He serves on the Georgia Farm Bureau board of directors.

Zachary Murphy (BSA – Agribusiness, ’09) is a relationship manager at AgSouth Farm Credit. He resides in Brooklet, Georgia.

Rachel Patrick (BSA – Animal Science, ’09; MAL – Agricultural Leadership, ’11) was a finalist in the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Discussion Meet, held at the Young Farmer Leadership Conference in July. She teaches agriculture at Morgan County High School and resides in Madison, Georgia.

2010s

Alumnae Joy Carter Crosby and Jessie Bland (BSA – Animal Science, ’10) won a third place 2016 American Agricultural Editors’ Association Communications Award for their work on the October/November 2015 issue of Southeastern Peanut Farmer magazine and the Southeastern Peanut Farmer media kit.

Sam Ingram (BSA – Animal Science, ’11; MS – Animal Science, ’14) began his doctoral degree program in animal science at North Carolina State University. He resides in Clayton, North Carolina.

Allison Brown (Martin) (BSA – Animal Science, ’12) is an assistant plant manager for Archer Daniels Midland Company. She resides in Vienna, Georgia.

Jenna Saxon (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’12) is a legislative specialist working in the Georgia Farm Bureau Legislative Department. Previously, she worked at the Georgia Department of Agriculture as the director of constituent services.

Tae-Young Pak (MS – Agricultural and Applied Economics, ’13) is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama.

Adam Dye (BSA – Agribusiness, ‘14) is the regional credit administrator for AgGeorgia Farm Credit.

Taylor Hartley (BSA – Agribusiness, ‘16) is a credit officer for AgGeorgia Farm Credit in Sandersville, Georgia.

Courtney Jackson (BSA – Agricultural Communication, ’16) is a program coordinator with Association Services Group in LaGrange, Georgia.