Dr. Travis Miller, interim associate director for state operations with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been elected to the board of directors for the Texas Plant Protection Association.

“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Miller join our group of outstanding leaders on the TPPA Board,” said Ray Smith, chairman of the Texas Plant Protection Association. “Travis is well known throughout Texas and has an extensive background in agronomy throughout the state.”

Miller joined AgriLife Extension in 1979 as an agronomist based in Weslaco. His responsibilities included field trials and educational programming, primarily in cotton, corn, sorghum and soybeans in the Rio Grande Valley. In 1982, Miller became the state Extension specialist for small grains and soybeans, headquartered in College Station, a position he held until 2001.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural mechanization from Texas A&M-Kingsville, and master’s and doctoral degrees in soil science from Texas Tech University.

More information about the Texas Plant Protection Association, including its annual conference Dec. 10-11 in Bryan, can be found at http://tppa.tamu.edu/.