Wetherill honored with "Citizen of the Year" award

Posted: January 6, 2016

Andy Wetherill, small farms educator at Delaware State University and a member of the NERCRD Technical Advisory Committee, was recognized by the Antigua and Barbuda Association of Philadelphia as their 2015 Citizen of the Year. In addition to his service to the Antiguan and Barbudan community of the greater Philadelphia area, Wetherill was selected for his contributions to science education and agriculture in the US and the Caribbean. Wetherill received the award at the Association's Annual Gala, held in Philadelphia on October 31, 2015.

In his role at Delaware State, Wetherill develops and promotes ethnic food diversification programs to expand economic opportunities to members of immigrant and minority communities in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the US. He has coordinated the Borlaug Fellow International Program at Delaware State University, which provides experiential training in the US to female scientists from Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. More recently, Wetherill collaborated with the Antiguan Ministry of Agriculture and the Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Center to provide workshops and seminars to producers and high school students on the island about sound agribusiness practices and agricultural careers.

Congratulations, Andy!