FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2007
Eddie Pitzer, director
NCDA&CS Research Stations Division
Tetterton named superintendent
of Tidewater Research Station
RALEIGH – Robert Jewell Tetterton of Plymouth has been named superintendent of Tidewater Research Station, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today.
Tetterton succeeds Steve Barnes, who retired earlier this year.
“Jewell Tetterton has done a tremendous job leading the Tidewater Research Station as interim superintendent,” Troxler said. “As a lifelong resident of the Plymouth area, he knows the challenges and rewards of farming in the region, and his 24 years of experience in supervisory positions at Tidewater have prepared him well for his new position.”
Tetterton farmed corn, soybeans, small grains and peanuts, and worked for a large produce farm before joining Tidewater in 1983. For most of his tenure at Tidewater, he has been manager of the crops, maintenance and greenhouse unit.
Tetterton is a member of First Baptist Church in Plymouth and is active in Washington County Relay for Life, serving as its logistics chairperson for nine years. He and his wife, Kathryn, have been married for 22 years. Tetterton has two stepchildren and seven grandchildren.
The 1,558-acre Tidewater Research Station was established in 1943 in Washington County, five miles east of Plymouth. The station concentrates primarily on research involving grain and swine production, the major focus of agriculture in the area.