Responsible for the development and implementation of Extension and research programs in the area of specialty crops mechanization. Develops educational materials and works cooperatively with faculty, stakeholder and other U.S. and state agencies. Technologies and systems developed provide applied engineering solutions to problems facing the specialty crop industry.
As Associate Dean and Director, Economic Development & Extension, Jeffrey Silvertooth provides overall administrative leadership to University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Specifically, he provides overall program leadership and administrative and personnel management for Arizona Cooperative Extension. The Director is also responsible for the development of an effective Extension education program and all related translational and applied research programs that are dedicated to extending knowledge resources to the people of the state. The Director sits on the Executive Council of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with three other Associate Deans and the Dean to formulate decisions for the College.