Dr. Hongwei Xin was recognized for his years of service to the egg industry at the Egg Industry Forum on April 17. He previously served as the director of the Egg Industry Center (EIC) and assistant dean and a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and Animal Science at Iowa State University. On April 1, Xin began his new position as dean for AgResearch at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
In an interview with WattAG, Dr. Xin said “This change of position was not an easy decision, and a big part of that was the wonderful people in this industry. However, I am confident that the center and the industry will continue to move forward in this beautiful partnership that has developed.”
Dr. Xin is the Chair of UEP’s independent Environmental Scientific Panel (ESP) and plans to continue in this role. “Dr. Xin has been a friend, leader and dependable researcher to UEP and the egg community for more than 20 years,” said UEP President Chad Gregory.
Susan J. Lamont, a Charles .F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences and animal science professor, has been appointed the EIC interim director.