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by Tommy Butts - May 3, 2019

Tommy Butts, Extension Weed Scientist

Tommy Butts, Extension Weed Scientist 

The newest University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture weed scientist said he expects to rack up more than a few miles of field walking as he learns more about the issues faced by farmers in the Mid-South. 

Hailing from southern Wisconsin, weed scientist Thomas Butts took his new position as extension weed scientist on Nov. 26. He brings a diverse background, having received his Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison then his Ph.D. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

“I believe it is necessary to get your boots dirty to find weed management solutions. I look forward to walking my fair share of Arkansas rice and soybean fields in the upcoming season,” he said. “Weeds truly are a community problem and working together is an absolute must to reduce their negative impacts.”