Edisto Staff

More than 20 people work as full time permanent employees at the Edisto Research and Education Center supporting the various Research and Extension projects underway.  In addition there are several temporary employees who work off of grant money.  Positions include administrative assistants, core technicians, as well as members of the Farm Crew, Cattle Crew, and the Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Crew. 

Core Technicians

bill bonnette Bill Bonnette 
Bill Graduated from the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 1992 with a B.S. in Biology.  He began working at Edisto REC in 2000 for the Weed Science Program.  He is currently the Core       Technician for the Weed Science and Plant Pathology programs.

 

Becky Davis

Rebecca Davis
Becky received a B. S. in 1979 in Animal Science from the University of Vermont.  She received a M.S. in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Kentucky in 1986.  She is currently the Core Technician for the Irrigation Management program.

 

Richard Hallman Richard Hallman
Richard studied Forestry at Horry-Georgetown and Orangeburg Technical Colleges.  He has worked at Edisto REC since 1986 for the Farm Crew.    He transferred to the Ag  Engineering      program in 1988.  Currently he is the Core Technician for the Agricultural Engineering program.  He has attended training sessionsfor SSToolbox and Farmworks and has attended the Beltwide Cotton Conference.


Dan RobinsonDan Robinson
Dan received a B.S. in Agronomy from Clemson University in 1985.  He began working at Edisto REC in 1986 on the Cattle Crew.  Currently he is the Core Technician for the Cotton Entomology and Corn/Soybean Production programs.

 

James ThomasJames Thomas
James began working at Edisto REC in 1987 for the Cotton Entomology program.  He transferred to the Peanut/Small Grain program in 1990 where he is currently the Core Technician.

 

 

General Farm/Cattle Crew

Landis HiersLandis Hiers
Landis attended Clemson University from 1961 to 1963.  He then served in the U.S. Navy Submarine program from 1963 to 1969.  He began working at Edisto REC in 1997 on the Cattle Program and became farm manager in 2001.  He retired in 2009 but returned to work as the General Farm Manager  in 2010.

 

Mac DavisRome (Mac) Davis
Mac received a B.S. in Animal Industries (Dairy Science) from Clemson University in 1979.  He began working at Edisto REC in 1986 on the Cattle Crew.  He worked for the Field Crops Pathology Program from 1989 until 1999 when he became the Assistant Farm Manager providing coordination between the Farm Crew and researchers from on and off campus.

 

Gillian TuttleGillian Tuttle
Gillian received a B.S. in Animal Sciences from Clemson University in December 2010.  She began working at Edisto REC in 2012 for the Cattle Program. 

 

 

Harry McAlhanyHarry McAlhany
Harry received an Associates Degree in Plant and Animal Sciences in 1973 from Orangeburg Technical College.  He began working at Edisto REC in 2008 for the Cattle and Farm Crews.

 

 

Raul Garcia-MoraRaul Garcia-Mora
Raul has worked on the Farm Crew as a tractor operator at Edisto REC since 1989.

 

 

IT Support

David CrosbyDavid Crosby
David began work at Edisto REC in 2012.  He is the IT support for 9 counties as well as Edisto REC.

 

 

Mechanic

Clint CarterClint Carter
Clint graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College in 1996.  He began working at Edisto REC in 2012.  He is the Chief Mechanic in the vehicles and farm equipment shop.  

 

 

Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Crew

bobby WebbLewis (Bobby) Webb
Bobby received a B.S. in Ag Mechanization in 1988 from Clemson University.  He began working at Edisto REC in 2007 and is currently the manager of the Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Crew.

 

George WellsGeorge Wells
George served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1967.  In 1968 he began working at Edisto REC on the General Labor Crew.  He worked as Farm Manager from 1982 to 2001. He then retired and was rehired in 2005 and currently works for the Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Crew.

 

 

Other Technical Support

James SmoakJames Smoak
James began working at Edisto REC in 2006 with the entomology crew as well as the cattle/general farm crew.  He has knowledge and experience in Soils and Sustainable Crop Systems.  He is currently a technician for the Cotton/Soybean Entomology Program.

 

garon blankenshipGaron Blankenship

Garon transferred to the Watermelon and Vegetable program in 2013 from the Buildings and Grounds Crew.

 

 

Justin HiersJustin Hiers
Justin transferred to the Peanut Program in 2013 from the Buildings and Grounds Crew.  He earned an associates degree in Biology from USC-Salkehatchie in 2013.

 

 

Hollens Free

Hollens Free
Hollens began working at Edisto REC in 2012.  He received a B.S. in Ag Mechanization from Clemson University. He is a technician for the OVT (Official Variety Tests) program and the Feed Grain Program.

 


Jacob HairJacob Hair
Jacob transferred to the Weed Science Program in 2013 from the Building and Grounds Crew.

 

 

Tripp Williamson

Alva (Tripp) WilliamsonTripp began working at Edisto REC in 2013.  He received a B.S. in Ag Mechanization from Clemson University.  He is a program Coordinator II for the interseeding and cover crop demonstration projects and site-specific nitrogen management program.

 

Administrative Assistants

Linda HarringtonLinda Harrington

Linda attended Suwanee Hamilton Counties Area Technical School.  She came to Edisto REC in 2011 with over 40 years experience in office managing and bookkeeping.

 

Rebecca UlmerRebecca Ulmer
Rebecca is a 1999 Graduate of Presbyterian College with a B.S. in Accounting. She began working at Edisto REC in 2011 and is currently working on her MBA with Clemson University.

 

 

Susan WilliamsSusan Williams
Susan began working at Edisto REC in 2011. She came to Edisto REC with over 30 years experience as an administrative assistant and office manager.