A Thurmond native has been named assistant professor and extension cotton specialist by Texas A&M University.
Dr. Seth Byrd began his new role on Dec. 15, 2015. He recently completed studies to earn a Ph.D. in crop and soil sciences from the University of Georgia. He also received an M.S. in agronomy from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and a B.S. in agronomy from North Carolina State University.
A graduate of East Wilkes High School, Byrd is the son of Vickie and John Byrd of Thurmond.