Elmore honored by agronomy and crop societies

Elmore honored by agronomy and crop societies Monday, October 30, 2017

Roger Elmore

Roger Elmore

Roger Elmore, University of Nebraska–Lincoln agronomy and horticulture professor, Heuermann Chair and interim associate department head, has been named a Crop Science Society of America Fellow. This is the highest recognition bestowed by the CSSA. Members nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service.

Elmore, a Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow, has spent his entire career addressing agronomic issues relevant to the immediate needs of crop producers. He provides research information that is science-based, timely, and relevant to a diverse audience.

Elmore has a long history of applied crop production research and extension programs focused on maintaining or increasing crop production, profitability, and water use efficiency by seeking and demonstrating environmentally sound production practices. His focus is on research and developing, teaching and extending timely and pertinent crop management information for farmers, agribusiness, extension personnel and students.

His most significant research contributions have centered on evaluating corn growth and yield response to extreme weather events. He has been able to engage diverse groups based on this research with high-impact extension programming.

Elmore co-leads a cover crop research project supported by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the Nebraska Corn Board.

He has served as a consultant for various organizations across the globe and he was worked on projects in Ghana, China, Argentina and Puerto Rico.

He was employed with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for 24 years before spending nearly nine years as a corn extension specialist at Iowa State University where he led development of the “Corn growth and development” extension publication — one of his most important extension contributions to date. He returned to Nebraska in 2014 as a cropping systems agronomist.

Elmore has also been awarded the American Society of Agronomy Agronomic Education and Extension Award. This award recognizes excellence in education and/or extension and the educational innovations and unique approaches developed and used successfully to encourage learning.

According to his award nominator, Daren Redfearn, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture, Elmore’s technical skills as an agronomist and extension specialist are superb.

Having a successful career as a cropping systems agronomist focusing primarily on corn and soybean production, Elmore believes in the synergism of effective teams and has been able to develop and deliver effective state, regional, national and international programs.

“One of his strengths is the ability to link the causes and effects during a presentation or in a publication,” Redfearn said. “He’s not afraid to ask questions.”

All ASA and CSSA awards were announced and recipients recognized Oct. 24 during the annual meetings at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, Florida.

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