Bachelor of Science, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, 1963; Master of Science, U. Georgia, 1965; Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1973.
Research agronomist Research and Development division, Tennessee Corporation, College Park, Georgia, 1965-1968; instructor, Tennessee Polytechnic U., Cookeville, 1968-1970; postdoctoral fellow, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, 1973-1975; extension agronomist, U. Georgia, Athens, since 1975.
Member American Society Agronomy (board directors 1991-1993), Soil Science Society American, Coun.on Soil Testing and Plant Analysis (vice president 1990-1992, president 1992-1994), National Association County Agricultural Workers.
Married Shirley Ray, September 10, 1961. Children: Angela Darlene, Richard Owen.