By Richard Bogren, LSU AgCenter
BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU AgCenter extension specialists Charles Overstreet and Raj Singh received service awards at the National Epsilon Sigma Phi national meeting held in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Oct. 9-12.
Overstreet and Singh are both in the LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology.
Epsilon Sigma Phi is a national organization dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the extension system and developing extension professionals.
Overstreet, a nematologist, received the International Service award for the Southern Region for his mentoring and encouragement of international students and his assistance with travel funds through the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America Foundation.
Singh, a plant pathologist, received the Early Career Service award for the Southern Region for his accurate and rapid diagnosis of plant health problems for the residents of Louisiana as well as his identification of new diseases and pests.