2012 Andy Swiger Land-Grant Award recipient

Dean Alan Grant, left, presents Gordon Groover with a $2,000 check, which will be used to fund programming.

Gordon Groover, associate professor of agricultural and applied economics and Virginia Cooperative Extension economist, was awarded the 2012 Andy Swiger Land-Grant Award.

The award — created by an endowment established to honor former Dean Andy Swiger — is given annually to a faculty member for creative accomplishments in research, teaching, or extension.

“Dr. Groover epitomizes the land-grant university mission of service and improvement to agriculture,” said Steven Blank, head of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. “He is one of the nation’s most knowledgeable experts on the economics of pasture-fed beef systems.”