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Roch E. Gaussoin
Area of Expertise: Turf, Landscape, and Horticulture Systems
B.S., Agronomy, New Mexico State University, 1980
M.S., Crop Science (Plant Breeding), New Mexico State University, 1983
Ph.D., Crop and Soil Sciences (Turfgrass Weed Ecology and Management), Michigan State University, 1988
Engagement in Global Undergraduate Programming will target existing and potential international collaborations in undergraduate education whose primary goal is enhanced global food production. Initial term of the appointment will focus on the CASNR Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CUSP) for Rwanda. These duties will include experiential learning intern coordination, student advising and development of courses, as needed, to complement existing offerings.
Extension duties will include extension coordination for the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture to facilitate effective engagement with issue teams and specialist and educator annual evaluations; facilitating outreach engagement of CUSP students and; serving as the department liaison for the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association. Additionally the incumbent will support existing faculty extension programming in the turfgrass outreach efforts.
Research efforts target two areas – investigations in the turfgrass phyto-biome and nutraceutical assessment of amenity grass and specialty crop extracts.