Dr. Patrick Hunt has retired as research leader of the Coastal Plain Soil, Plant and Water Research Center in Florence. Hunt earned both a B.S. and M.S. degree from Clemson University, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has received numerous awards during his 37 years with the U.S.D.A.’s Agricultural Research Service, including 2011 Laboratory Director of the Year from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer.