Elvis Sykes

  • July 2019

Agriculture Technician
Black Belt Branch Experiment Station

Years in position: 16
Years at MSU: 16

Elvis Sykes has worked for the Black Belt Branch Experiment Station near Brooksville for almost 17 years doing anything that is necessary to keeping up with the property.

“My favorite part of what I do is spraying,” Elvis said. “I like the chemistry that goes along with mixing. If you have a 6 acre plot, and I have to spray Roundup, that is a 400 gallon tank, so I mix up a quart per acre.”

He says that one of the most important traits about his job is paying attention to all the safety and health regulations, especially when handling hazardous chemicals.

“I like the research aspect of my job,” Elvis said. “It continues to advance, and I continue to learn.”

In his free time, Elvis spends most of his time at his church where he sings and plays guitar. He also enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

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