University of Georgia graduate student, Jason Sarver, has been hired as the new Extension peanut specialist in Mississippi. Sarver began his new job, Jan. 1, 2014. He is based in the Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University’s main campus in Starkville.
Sarver completed his Ph.D. degree in Crop and Soil Science from the University of Georgia where his advisor has been agronomist, Scott Tubbs. Sarver’s dissertation focused on the effects of plant populations and replanting methods on peanut production and profitability. In Mississippi, Sarver will be providing Extension education and field peanut research throughout the state. His official job title will be assistant Extension/research professor—peanut production.
Since 2011, Sarver has been working as a graduate research assistant in the Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia’s Tifton campus. Previously, Sarver received a M.S. degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky. There, his research focused on plant populations and weed removal in soybeans. He earlier received a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Kentucky.