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Delta Research and Extension Center welcomes new faculty members

Whitney Crow

Ben Lawrence

The Delta Research and Extension Center announced two new hires — Dr. Whitney Crow and Dr. Ben Lawrence — at the Stoneville-based research facility.

Crow will be joining as an assistant professor in entomology and working closely with the Stoneville and Mississippi State University (MSU) departments on various entomological research projects. Crow is a native of Atoka, Tenn., and received her bachelor’s degree from UT Martin in crop and soil management, her master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in weed science, and her doctorate from MSU in entomology. She is also a member of MSU’s Phi Kappa Phi and Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural honor society at MSU and the University of Tennessee.

Lawrence will be an assistant professor with an emphasis on cropping systems and agronomy. Lawrence is from New Albany and received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and his master’s and doctorate degrees in weed science, all of which were earned at MSU. Lawrence is also a member of MSU’s Gamma Sigma Delta and Sigma Alpha Lambda honor societies.

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