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Jonesboro regional chamber names Division of Agriculture rice research director ‘2019 Ag Business Person of the Year’

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Dec. 13, 2019 

Fast Facts:

  • Dr. Tim Burcham is director of the Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
  • Burcham will deliver the chamber’s keynote address at Feb. 11 Agri-Business Breakfast
  • Burcham will serve on the chamber’s Agri-Business Committee

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JONESBORO, Ark. — The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce has named Tim Burcham, director of the Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, as their 2019 Ag Business Person of the Year.

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Burcham was recognized by the organization at their annual gala, held this year on Dec. 3 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center on the Arkansas State University campus.

Cari White, chief operating officer for the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, said each year’s award recipient is chosen by the chamber’s agricultural business committee.

“Every year, they select a business person in the industry who has achieved great things and is outstanding in their leadership of agricultural issues,” White said.

Burcham said it was a distinct privilege to be recognized by his peers in the agricultural business community.

“I am so humbled and honored to be recognized by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce for my efforts to promote agriculture in our region,” Burcham said. “The professionals at the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce definitely understand the importance of agriculture and its contribution to our regional and state economy.”

As the award recipient, Burcham will provide the keynote address at the 2020 Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Breakfast on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. He will also serve on the chamber’s Agri-Business Committee. 

“I am so fortunate to be surrounded by a community that works diligently to enhance every aspect of agriculture,” Burcham said.

To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch and Instagram at ArkAgResearch. To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney
Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2120
rmcgeeney@uaex.edu 

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