2020 Outstanding County Extension Forestry Award Presented to UT Extension Giles County Agent

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Kevin Rose Recognized by Tennessee Forestry Association and UT Extension

PULASKI, Tenn. – A University of Tennessee Extension agent has been recognized for outstanding service and educational skills. Kevin Rose, county director of UT Extension Giles County, has been honored with the 2020 Outstanding County Extension Award in Forestry. Presented annually by UT Extension and the Tennessee Forestry Association, this award recognizes an extension agent with excellent educational materials for youth and adults in forestry and natural resources.

Rose has served with UT Extension in Giles County for more than 33 years as a 4-H agent, agriculture agent and currently serves as the county director. His primary responsibilities are in the agriculture and resource development sector.

“Throughout his career, Rose has provided leadership and met challenges with enthusiasm, providing science-based knowledge for a wide variety of natural resource education efforts that have benefited the people and industries of Giles County for more than three decades,” states Rob Holland, interim assistant dean of UT Extension.

Rose has previously served as a district coach for junior high and senior high 4-H forestry judging teams and incorporated Project Learning Tree into county 4-H club meetings. He has also conducted numerous county forestry and wildlife educational events and field days, including a Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods Field Day in 2016. Rose serves as an advisor on the executive board of the Southern Middle Tennessee Forestry Association which includes Giles, Lawrence and Maury Counties. He also participates in the National Association of County Agricultural Agents and was recently awarded with the Distinguished Service Award and the Achievement Award. Rose is a certified crop advisor and Beef Quality Assurance trainer.

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