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Extension specialist aids crop producers
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A new specialist will assume the responsibility of supporting the rice industry in the state when Mississippi State University’s Extension Service appoints Nathan Buehring to the job.
Buehring assumes his duties July 16 and will work from the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville. Before being named rice specialist, Buehring established a background in weed control and pest management in various agronomic crops.
“Nathan will work to transfer technology to the rice producers in the Delta from MSU researchers and researchers from surrounding states,” said Jim Smith, interim head of the Delta Research and Extension Center. “He has real good credentials and has been well trained. He’ll be a great addition to our rice research and Extension team.”
Buehring will receive his doctorate in weed science from MSU in August, having earned a master’s degree in the same from the University of Arkansas in 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural pest management from MSU in 1998. He is from Tupelo.
Buehring was an Extension associate with the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service for two years working with rice weed control. He returned to MSU as a graduate research assistant for three years before being named rice specialist.
Buehring replaces Joe Street, who was named head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona. Although he was the Extension rice specialist, Street’s time was divided by research duties.
“Mississippi State administration felt that rice was important enough to the economy of the state of Mississippi to make this person a full-time rice specialist,” Smith said of Buehring’s appointment.