Wayne Weatherford, interim lab director at Stephen F. Austin State University's Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory, was one of four SFA staff members recognized for their outstanding service during a ceremony held May 11, 2017, in the SFA Grand Ballroom.
Since its opening in 1952, the SFA soil, plant and water analysis laboratory has processed more than 200,000 soil samples, not including the thousands of water, forage, litter and waste samples that pass through its doors on a yearly basis. In addition to serving the public, the lab is actively engaged in research happening across the university, conducting analyses that range from investigating the lead content of snowy plover blood to E. coli contamination in a local watershed.
Weatherford earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from Arkansas State University and a Master of Science in Agriculture from SFA. He has served the SFA and East Texas community for nearly three decades.
Weatherford, pictured at left with SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo.
Photo courtesy of SFA Marketing.