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Tom Starkey A little background…..
Where’s He From?? • Highest property taxes in the nation • Home to Taylor Pork Roll • “Diner Capital of the World" • Has more race horses than Kentucky • It’s tomatoes are known the world over • World leader in blueberry and cranberry production
Where’s He From?? • First baseball & first intercollegiate football game • First drive-in movie theater • First brewery in America • George Washington slept here • Miss America Pageant, the game of Monopoly & salt water taffy • Nicknamed – The armpit of the nation
Where Did He Go To School? • Forestry/Conservation • NC State University - B.S. • Plant Pathology • Penn State University - M.S. & Ph.D.
Where Did He Work? • EPA – 2 yrs - Pennsylvania • Research forester • UGA – 6 yrs - Georgia • Assistant Professor – Plant Pathology • BHM – 10 yrs – Haiti • Agricultural Missionary/Development
Where Did He Work? • International Forest Company and Mobley Plant Company • 12 years • Grower, general manager, international project manager, senior company manager • Alabama, Georgia, Mexico and Dominican Republic
What is His Experience? • Growing – Longleaf, loblolly, slash, shortleaf, hardwoods inc. Eucalyptus and non-native pine species • Particular research interest in stand establishment, fertilization and seedling quality, weed and disease controls
What is His Experience? • Business – Budgeting and financial analysis • Computers – Database development & office applications • Leadership Development – communication, interpersonal skills • International Nursery Development and Consulting
How Do I Contact Him? • Tom Starkey • Mail – School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences601 Duncan Dr.Auburn, AL 36849 • Phone – 334-844-8069 • Email – email@example.com