BS in Agronomy from Kansas State University;
MS in Agronomy from Kansas State University;
PhD in Plant Science from North Dakota State University
I teach all the agronomy and related courses at NCTA, which includes: Crop Science, Crop Management, Principles of Soils, Soils Lab, Pest Management, Pesticide Certification, Irrigation Management, Soil Fertility, Natural Resources Management, Plant Science, Agronomic Plant Science Lab, Precision Farming, and Wildlife Habitat Management. I also coordinate our Farm Seminar courses for our Beginning Farmer program.
My greatest research interest is evaluating herbicides for weed management and pesticide application technology. During my time at NCTA we have evaluated dry crop rotations, irrigation scheduling strategies, as well as crop and rangeland herbicides. These projects have been in collaboration with industry and other University of Nebraska specialists.
Coordinator for our beginning farmer program that prepares students for initiating their own crop production operation. Coordinator of our Agronomy Scholars program. Cooridinate crop management field days on NCTA's farm laboratory.