FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2018
Agricenter Educator Wins Award
MEMPHIS, TN --- Tim Roberts, Agricenter Director of Education and University of Tennessee Extension Agent, received the Urban and Community Forestry Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC). According to TUFC, Roberts won this for his “outstanding contributions to the urban forestry effort at the local, regional or state level.”
Roberts said, “I am honored to be given this award of excellence for the forestry education I have done at Agricenter. It is a blessing to be able to teach so many students about our natural resources.”
Roberts and others throughout the state were recognized at Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The Award was presented Roberts for his work in Forestry Education. The Educational Program at Agricenter educates approximately 10,000 students annually in agriculture, forestry, and other natural resources. In 2017, he has worked with 28 schools and over 1,600 students specifically in the subject of forestry.
John Butler, President of Agricenter International said, “Tim Roberts does an outstanding job and leads a very dedicated team.”
Roberts received his B.S. degree from Tennessee Technology University in Cookeville and his M.S. from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Roberts has been in agriculture extension since 1994 in Tennessee and in Missouri. He began at Agricenter in 2003 and has also served for six years on the Progressive Agriculture Foundation Board of Directors.
Agricenter International, a 1,000 acre farm, is a non-profit dedicated to advancing the knowledge and understanding of agriculture. It has a $524 million annual economic impact on the region, hosts over 1.3 million visitors annually, and educates 10,000 students a year. For more information visit www.agricenter.org or call 901-757-7777.