Cody A. Lastinger
Cody A. Lastinger was born in Lakeland, Florida on September 10th, 1990. He attended Lakeland Christian School where he graduated in 2009. While there he played baseball for 6 years and football for 2 years. Cody’s great uncle owns a Christmas tree farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains where he spent his summers working. His family also retails Christmas trees in Lakeland, Florida where he has managed the tree lots each season since 2008.
He then attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in citrus production in 2013. During his time at Florida Southern College Cody completed an internship with Bayer Crop Science as a citrus scout intern. He also joined the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity where he held the position of recruitment for 2 years and the president’s position for another year. It was through his adviser at Florida Southern, his internship with Bayer, and discussions with members of his fraternity that his interest was sparked to pursue graduate school.
In the summer of 2013, Cody began his Master’s program at the University of Florida under the advisement of Dr. Brent Sellers. His research project is on Limpograss tolerance to herbicide applications to determine if different times of the year, regrowth heights, or fertility timing effects the tolerance of limpograss.