UTIA’s Lori Duncan named Trusted Adviser of the Year


Row Crop Sustainability Specialist Honored by Field to Market Alliance


Credit: Photo by T. Salvador, courtesy UTIA.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A University of Tennessee Extension specialist has been recognized for outstanding leadership and impactful work in sustainability efforts across Tennessee. Lori Duncan, row crop sustainability specialist at UTIA, has been named Field to Market’s 2020 Trusted Adviser of the Year.

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture brings together a diverse group of power organizations like agribusinesses, restaurant and retail companies, conservation groups and universities to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market’s Sustainability Leadership Awards are presented each year to leaders in their field who pursue continuous improvement, resulting in measurable results and significant impact on both agriculture and the environment.

A noted sustainability researcher and a trusted personal adviser to cotton growers across Tennessee, Duncan brings an integrated, multi-disciplinary skillset to develop research, education and outreach programs which deliver sustainability insights and improvements to farmers in Tennessee. Duncan’s research has been recognized by peers in the state and beyond and stakeholders across the broader cotton industry, as she serves as a board member of the newly formed U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol.

To learn more, visit YouTube for a video highlighting Duncan’s efforts and her award.


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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