Bob Whitney, Peanut Specialist

Bob Whitney is the Peanut Specialist in charge of research and education for the Texas Peanut Producers Board and oversees programs with Texas A&M AgriLife. Currently, he is supporting the variety testing program and conducting research into methods for using both satellite and drone mapping to detect peanut problems early in the fields and prescribing treatments. 

After graduating with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Tarleton State University, Bob worked for over 28 years for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in numerous prestigious positions, some of which allowed him to live and work both in the Middle East (Iraq) and in South Africa working on vital agriculture research programs.

Bob and his wife, Laurie, have two children: Kate, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent in Williamson County, and Marshall, a mechanical engineer and business owner in Houston.