Franklin E. Barton, II


Franklin E. (Woody) Barton, II received his B.S. in Chemistry from North Georgia College in 1964 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Georgia in 1969. He entered active duty and served as a Field Artillery Battery Commander in Vietnam and returned to do Post-Doctoral research at the University of Georgia in 1970-1971. He accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service in Athens Georgia at the Russell Reseach Center from which he retired in 2008. During his 37 years.  During those years he was the Research Leader of a multidisciplinary research group for over 25 years. He served as Location Coordinator/ Center Director for his last 4 years and earlier as an Acting Area Director for the South Atlantic Area (VA to Puerto Rico). He continued his military service in the U.S. Army reserves by teaching quantitative management course for the Command and General Staff College and retired from the YSAR in 1995.  After retirement from the USDA in 2008 he became a partner in Light Light Solutions, LLC and as a senior officer in LLS Instruments, Inc. He is still active in solving analytical problems in the Agricultural and food industries.