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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Agronomy (Graduate)

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Department/School Head:

Ronald F. Turco

Academic Programs:

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

A Masters (non-thesis), Masters (thesis) and Doctoral degrees are all offered.

The Agronomy graduate program involves training future leaders in agronomic and environmental improvement through integrated teaching, research, and engagement.  Efforts ​in agronomic and environmental improvement center around three areas: ​​​​Crops & the Changing Environment; Soil & Land Use; and Water, Air & Climate.

Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:


Joe Anderson
Laura Bowling
Sylvie Brouder
James Camberato
Melba Crawford
Gebisa Ejeta
Richard Grant
Yiwei Jiang
Keith Johnson
Cliff Johnston
Eileen Kladivko
Linda Lee
Jinxin Ma
Cindy Nakatsu
Robert Nielsen
Dev Niyogi
Suresh Rao
Torbert Rocheford
Darrell Schulze
Lee Schweitzer
Gary Steinhardt
Mitch Tuinstra
Ronald Turco
Jeffrey Volenec
Tony Vyn
Clifford Weil

Associate Professor

Shaun Casteel
Katy Martin Rainey

Assistant Professor

Jason Ackerson
Shalamar Armstrong
Michael Mashtare
Mohsen Mohammadi
Cankui Zhang