News & Announcements
American Society of Agronomy annouces 2013 awards
Dr. Jerry Johnson is the recipient of the 2013 Agronomic Extension Education Award. This award recognizes educational contributions of extension agronomists whose primary contributions are in teaching outside the university classroom. Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor and Extension Agronomist in the Soil and Crop Sciences Department.
Emily Delorean Selected as a 2013 Golden Opportunity Institute Scholar
Emily Delorean was selected as a 2013 Golden Opportunity Institute Scholar by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and the Golden Opportunity Scholars Committee. She is a senior in Soil and Crop Sciences studying plant biotechnology, genetics, and breeding. After graduating is December 2013 she plans to pursue a PhD in plant genetics. Congratulations on being selected for this prestigious program!
Lily Niknami Selected as a 2013 Golden Opportunity Institute Scholar
Lily Niknami was selected as a 2013 Golden Opportunity Institute Scholar by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and the Golden Opportunity Scholars Committee. She is a senior in Soil and Crop Sciences with a concentration in applied information technology and a minor is spatial information management. Congratulations on being selected for this prestigious program!
Carbon Metric Footprint
The concept for a Carbon Footprint Metric (CFM) system for the built environment was developed as part of a Global Challenges Research Team in the interdisciplinary School of Global Environmental Sustainability, or SoGES, at CSU. Several faculty members participated in the SoGES team and developed the proposal submitted to NSF, including Keith Paustian, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences.
About the Department
Soil and Crop Sciences can prepare you for a challenging career in many areas including:soil and crop management, plant breeding and genetics, seed science, environmental soil science, soil resources and conservation, and ecosystem management. Other exciting areas include organic agriculture, water science/irrigation and beneficial use of waste products. A primary concern to all soil and crop scientists is the protection of our natural resources. The Soil and Crop Sciences program places special emphasis on establishing career skills, involvement in research and extension activities, hands-on experience and a fundamental understanding of basic sciences.