Our Team

Dr. Jeff Miller

President and CEO / Principal Field Investigator

Jeff was raised on the family farm and also helped his father conduct agricultural research. Jeff earned a B.S. in Botany-Biotechnology from Brigham Young University (1994), and a M.S. (1996) and Ph.D. (1998) in Plant Pathology from Washington State University. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow for the University of Idaho for three months before accepting the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota where he worked as the potato pathologist for two years. In 2001 Jeff accepted the same position at the University of Idaho where he worked until coming back to Miller Research in 2007.

Dr. Terry Miller 

Founder / Senior Research Scientist

Terry earned a B.S. in Botany, M.S. in Plant Pathology, and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Utah State University, and then worked as a post-doctoral fellow for two years at the University of California-Berkeley. He then accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Vegetable Pathology at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) of Ohio State University.

Terry returned to Idaho to manage the family farm. At that time he started a crop consulting firm called Agricultural Consulting and Testing Laboratories. That business was sold and Miller Farm Consulting was started.  The consulting activities evolved into research and became the present Miller Research company.

Scott Anderson

Farm Manager / Research Design Specialist

Scott is responsible for the overall management of the research farms. Additionally, Scott designs and maintains all research equipment. Scott has had the vision to design much of the equipment that allows us to do small plot research that closely mimics production agriculture. Scott has been with Miller Research since 1990.

Trent Taysom

Agronomist and Research Trial Manager

Trent graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Science from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2005. Trent then worked as an agronomist for 6 years with one of the larger commercial farms in Idaho. Trent completed his M.S. degree in Plant Science in 2015 from the University of Idaho and had worked at Miller Research since 2010. Trent specializes in crop fertility, water management, and pest control.

Cheryn Clayton Suarez

Research Coordinator

Cheryn has worked in agricultural research since she graduated with a B.A. in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2006. She worked at the UHH college of tropical agriculture for three years prior to moving to Idaho. After moving to Idaho, she worked for the University of Idaho extension, then joined the Miller Research team in 2013. At Miller Research, Cheryn performs a variety of field, lab, and office responsibilities.