May 26, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Agronomy


Gary Pierzynski, Head
M. D. Ransom, Assistant Head – Teaching
Curtis Thompson, Extension State Leader
Gerard Kluitenberg, Director of Graduate Studies

University Distinguished Professors: Pierzynski, Prasad, and Rice 
Professors: Devlin, Dille, Donnelly, Duncan, Fick, Hettiarachchi, Kirkham, Kluitenberg, Nelson, Owensby, Peterson, Ransom, Roozeboom, Schapaugh, Tesso, Thompson, and Welch
Associate Professors: Jugulam, Lin, Perumal, Presley, Ruiz Diaz, Sassenrath, Shoup, and Zhang 
Assistant Professors: Asebedo, Lollato, Min, Moorberg, Morris, Patrignani, Rhodes, Santos, and Tomlinson 
Instructor: K. Kerschen
Agronomist: D. Ridder 
Associate State Climatologist: Knapp 
Associate Agronomists: Lingenfelser and Stamm 
Adjunct Professors: Amado, Bai, Cox, Gowda, Sears, Staggenborg, Tilley, and Upadhyaya 
Adjunct Associate Professors: Amado, Hagen, Horak, and Leikam
Adjunct Assistant Professors: Asif, Bean, Guttieri, Hayes, Jhala, Poland, Schuler, and Tatarko 
Adjunct Associate Agronomist: Strouts 
Emeriti Professors: Claassen, Cramer, Fjell, Gordon, Hargrove, Hobbs, Kilgore, Liang, Maddux, Mengel, Paulsen, Posler, Regehr, Russ, Shroyer, Stone, Thien, Vanderlip, and Whitney

2004 Throckmorton Hall
785-532-6101
Fax: 785-532-6094
E-mail: agronomy@k-state.edu
www.agronomy.k-state.edu

The Department of Agronomy provides statewide leadership in teaching, research, and extension in crop, soil, and range sciences. Weed science, crop breeding, climatology, and protecting soil and water resources are also important components of the departmental mission. Advances in these sciences have major impact on transforming the bounty of the natural resources of Kansas into the present standard of living enjoyed by its people.  

Agriculture is of preeminent importance to the economy of Kansas. Responsibilities of the department relate directly to the production inputs of 65,000 farms on 47.5 million acres of cropland and rangeland in the state. Many research and extension activities are conducted cooperatively with faculty at outlying research centers, in other Departments in the College of Agriculture, other Colleges at Kansas State University, and with colleagues and organizations beyond Kansas.

Agronomists use science and natural resources like soil, water, and plants to sustain the world’s food supply and a quality environment. Their challenge is to understand, manage, and protect earth’s vital resources while addressing humanity’s basic concerns about quality of life. Agronomy is basic to food production and offers an exciting career to those interested in food, feed, and fiber production.


 

Programs

Bachelor of Science

Non-Degree

Courses

Agronomy