2014 Conference Update

TPPA News

July 31, 2014
By: Blair Fannin, Agrilife Today, 979-845-2259

Searcy elected to Texas Plant Protection Association board

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Stephen Searcy, head of the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to the Texas Plant Protection Association board of directors.


Dr. Stephen Searcy.
(Texas A&M AgriLife
Communications photo)

"We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Searcy join our group of outstanding leaders on the TPPA Board," said Ray Smith, chairman of the Texas Plant Protection Association. "He brings extensive expertise in precision agriculture technology adoption and research in logistics for bioenergy, and cotton engineering."

Searcy has been on the Texas A&M faculty since 1980, and is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.

Searcy earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in agricultural mechanization and another in agricultural engineering, and a master’s degree in agricultural mechanization from the University of Missouri. He earned a doctorate in agricultural engineering from Oklahoma State University.

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Miller elected to Texas Plant Protection Association Board of Directors

July 17, 2014
By: Blair Fannin, Agrilife Today, 979-845-2259

COLLEGE STATION - Dr. Travis Miller, interim associate director for state operations with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been elected to the board of directors with the Texas Plant Protection Association.

Dr. Travis Miller
Dr. Travis Miller
(Texas A&M AgriLife
Communications photo)
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“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Miller join our group of outstanding leaders on the TPPA Board,” said Ray Smith, chairman of the Texas Plant Protection Association. “Travis is well known throughout Texas and has an extensive background in agronomy throughout the state.”

Miller joined AgriLife Extension in 1979 as an agronomist based in Weslaco. His responsibilities included field trials and educational programming, primarily in cotton, corn, sorghum and soybeans in the Rio Grande Valley. In 1982, Miller became the state Extension specialist for small grains and soybeans, headquartered in College Station, a position he held until 2001.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural mechanization from Texas A&M-Kingsville, and master’s and doctoral degrees in soil science from Texas Tech University.

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Mark your calendars!

The 26th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference is set for December 10-11, 2014 at the Brazos Center in Bryan, Texas.

This year's conference theme is "Water: The Limiting Factor in Crop Production in Texas"

Go to conference page.

 

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