Dr. Timothy Bradford, Jr.
Dr. Timothy Bradford Jr. (T.J.) is the Lead Precision Agriculture Instructor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University. He is responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Precision Agriculture, as well as upper level & graduate courses in Precision Agriculture and Vegetable Production. He oversees the MSU Agronomy Club which seeks to disseminate agronomic knowledge and provide students with networking opportunities with industry leaders and professionals. He is also a committee member of the Mississippi Youth Institute for The World Food Prize where high school students engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in Mississippi and around the world. Dr. Bradford is currently conducting research pertaining to the practical use of UAV’s and various remote sensors for agriculture production within specialty crops.
Before his current faculty appointment at Mississippi State University, Dr. Bradford was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resource Conservation Service as a Soil Scientist and Soil Scientist. His duties included mapping and classifying soils, utilizing GIS technologies to map and implement conservation practices, determining optimal recommendations for fertilizer, water, and seed for southern row crops, and conducting laboratory experiments assessing soil productivity. He has been stationed at various duty stations in Mississippi; as well as duty stations in Harrisburg, PA, Crestview, FL, & Saratoga, WY. Dr. Bradford is also the Owner & Senior Agronomist of Bradford Agricultural Consulting where they specialize in commercial and residential construction of greenhouses and high tunnels, as well as provide comprehensive consulting for specialty crop producers throughout the Southeastern United States. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Bradford Farms, located in Isola, MS where he is involved in production operations for vendors such as Wal-Mart.