- May 2020
Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station
Years in position: 2
Years at MSU: 2
Bill Berch has served Mississippi State University for two years working as an agricultural assistant to scientists and researchers at the Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs.
His responsibilities include cutting grass, planting gardens, and other general maintenance required to make this station one of the South’s top destinations each year for garden enthusiasts who enjoy the Fall Flower and Garden Fest.
“My favorite aspect of the job is being able to work outside,” Bill said. “And I love the people that I get to see every day.”
Bill chose this career at MSU because it allows him to be closer to his family, and he gets to enjoy the outdoors every day at work.
“I am so thankful that there was an opening here, and I was led to accept this job,” Bill said.
To be successful in this job, a student would have to be willing to learn something new every day, Berch said. He believes it is very educational to learn the different types of flowers and how to take care of them.
In his spare time, Bill enjoys woodwork. He has been married to his wife Sharon for 41 years, and they have two sons.