Jul 11, 2019
University of Florida names new vegetable horticulturalist

Phillip Williams of Clemson University has been named assistant professor of vegetable horticulture at the University of Florida’s Southwest Florida Research & Education Center (SWFREC).

Philip Williams. Photo: Clemson University

Williams currently works as program coordinator at the Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, South Carolina. He earned his doctorate degree in plant and environmental sciences and his bachelor’s degree in biology (plant biology concentration) from Clemson.

He received his master’s of agriculture (agronomy and soils) from Auburn University in Alabama.

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.”

Williams will begin at SWFREC August 1.





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