Board of Control

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is governed by an eight-member board. Statutory authority of the Board is found in Connecticut General Statutes 22-79 through 22-83.


Current Members:

  • Governor Ned Lamont, ex officio
  • Commissioner of Agriculture Bryan Hurlburt 
  • Terry Jones of Shelton (Governor appointee)
  • Joan Nichols of Lebanon (Governor appointee)
  • Dr. Frederick M. Cohan, appointed by Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University
  • Dr. Erol Fikrig, appointed by the Governing Board of the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University
  • Michael P. O’Neill, Ph.D., appointed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut
  • Director, Dr. Jason C. White, ex officio


  • President--Governor Ned Lamont 
  • Vice President--Terry Jones
  • Secretary--Michael O’Neill
  • Director, Treasurer, and Attorney for Investments--Dr. Jason C. White 

Executive and Finance Committee:

  • Terry Jones
  • Dr. Jason C. White
  • Joan Nichols

Meetings of Board:

The Board meets quarterly during the calendar year.


Scheduled Meetings in 2022-2023:

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 10:00 a.m., New Haven
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Hamden
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 10:00 a.m., Windsor
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m., Wethersfield
    • Snow date: Friday, January 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m., Wethersfield.
Board of Control Meeting Minutes: