He was educated in the North Syracuse public schools, then at the State University of New York College of [Environmental Science and] Forestry, B.S. 1971, M.S. 1973; then at Michigan State University, Ph.D. 1976, with a dual degree in Botany and Plant Pathology.
Dr. French is a professional plant pathologist, initially trained in diseases of forest species. He centered his career upon supporting agriculture, reflecting his upbringing from an agriculturally focused family history.
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