PULLMAN, Wash. — Ann George, administrator of the Washington Hop Commission, will be honored for her contributions to agriculture March 26 at Washington State University.
“She has provided extraordinary service to the college and to agriculture throughout the state and nation in her leadership of programs to support minor crops,” said Jim Zuiches, dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics.
“She has served on the college advisory council and on the national Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching. As a CARET member, she has influenced congressional appropriations in support of agricultural research and extension.”
CARET is a national grassroots organization of lay people from constituencies served by the land-grant colleges of agriculture. Members offer guidance and support for programs in agricultural research, extension, and teaching.
George will receive a plaque at a 3 p.m. reception at the Lewis Alumni Centre. The event, a part of WSU’s Women’s History Month celebration, will be hosted by the College of Agriculture and Home Economics.
George, who makes her home in Moxee, also serves as administrator of the U.S. Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee, a joint committee of the Washington, Oregon and Idaho hop commissions and the Hop Growers of America.
In addition, she manages domestic and international plant protection and pesticide issues, research registration and international harmonization programs for the U.S. hop industry.
She majored in animal sciences at Washington State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in 1979.
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