Kelly Named Future Leader


Dr. Heather Kelly was named 2015's Future Leader by the Southern Integrated Pest Management Center. The Future Leader Award is given to individuals in the early stages of their career who have exemplified extraordinary potential and promise for leadership in integrated pest management.

Kelly has been with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture since 2012. She works with other scientists on field crops to ensure that growers use the best IPM practices to protect their crops from disease. She compares the use of various technologies and practices, and also conducts variety and fungicide trials to be able to recommend the most effective combination of planting and control.