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DICKINSON, N.D. – At the Western Crop and Pest Management School, Kurt Froelich, NDSU Extension agent in Stark/Billings Counties, had a specia…

Students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently took top honors in several competitions as well as the highest elected office a…

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The Outagamie County Forage Council is sponsoring a $500 educational scholarship for a youth entering or already enrolled in post-secondary education in agriculture. The award recognizes individual accomplishment and achievement.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls students performed well against their peers from across the nation at the annual Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences conference in late October in Tampa, Florida.

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MADISON, Wis. – Imagine being a world-renowned scientist, an honorary member of the International Union of Soil Sciences, an author of three books and an author or co-author of more than 300 scientific articles. Then imagine having accomplished all of this as a woman persevering in what has traditionally been a “man’s world.”

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When Mary Beth Kirkham was a graduate student in the late 1960s and early 1970s at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, there were few female students in the agricultural college. Kirkham earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in botany with a minor in soil science, making her the first female graduate student in soil science.

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Mary Beth Kirkham has served on a long list of committees and editorial boards for the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies based in Madison, Wisconsin. She also has received several awards from the organizations.

“Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future” will be the theme of the international annual meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Soi…

Let me start by saying there aren’t many things as tasty as a bowl of hot, buttered popcorn. Add to that the fact that popcorn is a healthy snack and you have a perfect food for a night-time nibble or to munch on at the movie theater. But that kernel of popcorn may soon be challenged by sorghum, thanks to research work that is being carried out in a lab in the Department of Soil and Crop Science at Texas A&M University

Knowledge of local soils and climate is critical for farmers to match best management practices to specific soil type. The U.S. Department of …

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MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Madison Soil Science Department, with UW-Extension, will hold eight Soil, Water and Nutrient Management meetings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 to Dec. 9 around the state. The meetings will share research results.

The University of Missouri has developed a new online tool to provide current and prospective landowners across the nation with property information.

With the growth of salinity areas in the Northern Great Plains and Upper Midwest, many growers are looking for ways to slow down or maybe reve…

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