New Vegetable Horticulturist Named
LABELLE, FL. -- Dr. Phillip Williams of Clemson University has been named assistant professor of vegetable horticulture at SWFREC in Immokalee. Dr. Williams currently works as program coordinator at the Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, South Carolina.
He earned his Ph.D. in plant and environmental sciences and his B.A. in biology (plant biology concentration) from Clemson. He received his master’s of agriculture (agronomy and soils) from Auburn University in Alabama.
Dr. Williams grew up on a 1,000-acre row crop family farm in South Carolina, which gained him experience in everything from machinery operation and maintenance to budgeting and agronomic practices. His candidate interview seminar was titled “Sustainability Managing Crops Using Technology and Cultural Practices without Yield or Quality Reductions.”
Dr. Williams will begin at SWFREC August 1.