“Danny has done an outstanding job of managing this program as interim director,” said Perry Stratton, Board chairman. “Under his leadership, the program has made great strides in eradicating the boll weevil statewide, and we are confident he will move the organization forward to completely eliminate this devastating pest.”

Kiser came to the Arkansas Boll Weevil Program from Texas where he was associate program director for the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation in Abilene. A native of Texas, Kiser received a B.S. degree in entomology from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He completed his Master’s degree at Texas Tech and went on to do advanced work towards his Ph.D. in entomology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The author of numerous professional papers and reports on entomology and boll weevil eradication, Kiser was recently a featured speaker at the Brazilian Cotton Congress in Goiania, Goias, Brazil where he made a presentation on “Boll Weevil Eradication in Arkansas — A Success Story.”

He currently serves on the Arkansas Cotton Advisory Committee and is an active member of the International Cotton Insect Work Committee.

As director of the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Program, Kiser manages a statewide organization with over 1.1 million acres of cotton active in the program.

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