Clinton V. Turner, the former associate vice president for agriculture and extension at Virginia State University, was recently inducted into the George Washington Carver Public Service Hall of Fame in Tuskegee, Alabama. Dr. Turner is the first Virginian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The honor was bestowed earlier this month at the Professional Agricultural Workers Conference in Tuskegee.
Induction into the Hall of Fame is reserved for individuals who have made significant contributions in teaching, research, and outreach designed to improve the quality of life for the communities of 1890 land-grant universities.
Dr. Turner, a graduate of Virginia State University, became the first Black district director of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service in 1980. In 1991, he was appointed by Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder as the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services for the Commonwealth of Virginia.