Ag Commissioner James Comer congratulates Dr. Tony Brannon for biomass program
Mary Potter/ Photos by Ivan Potter
(Murray, KY – July 12, 2012) – It was a very good day for Dr. Tony Brannon. The Dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State heard speaker after speaker, including the young Commissioner of Agriculture applaud him for being “crazy” for bringing a biomass program to the University. Not just bringing the program, but convincing everyone, including deans of other colleges to join him in what must have seemed a quixotic adventure.
Brannon recruited university administrators, deans of the colleges of business and science, the area development district, outreach, business development, local farmers and state agriculture officials to begin the process of making new agricultural products and a new agricultural market where none existed before.