UT AgResearch and Education Center Employee Honored

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Plateau’s Jennifer Burns recognized with Center Director’s Award for Support Service

Crossville, Tenn. – University of Tennessee AgResearch has presented the 2021 Director’s Award for Support Service to Jennifer Burns of the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center in Crossville. Burns has served the AgResearch and Education Center for seven years and in that time has played a vital role in its success. 

Jennifer Burns joined the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center in 2014. Since then, she has taken on the role eagerly and energetically. From supporting the Master Gardeners to editing videos during the pandemic, she goes above and beyond for the mission of the center. 

Plateau Center Director Walt Hitch nominated Burns for the award. In part, he wrote, “Jennifer is totally committed to make the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center a success. I believe her work ethic, dedication and desire to learn make her a model employee for UT and AgResearch.”

Burns received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Tennessee Technological University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and working in the yard. 

Through its land-grant mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. utia.tennessee.edu.

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