Dec 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


M.D. Ransom, Interim Head
Anita Dille, Assistant Head – Teaching
Dallas Peterson, Extension State Leader
Gerard Kluitenberg, Director of Graduate Studies

University Distinguished Professors: Kirkham, Prasad, and Rice 
Professors: Devlin, Dille, Donnelly, Duncan, Fick, Fritz, Hettiarachchi, Kluitenberg, Nelson, Owensby, Prasad, Presley, Ransom, Roozeboom, Ruiz Diaz, Sassenrath, Schapaugh, Stahlman, Tesso, and Welch
Associate Professors: Adee, Ciampitti, Currie, Haag, Jagadish, Jugulam, Lin, Min, Morris, Obour, Perumal, Santos, Tomlinson, and Zhang
Assistant Professors: Kumar, Lancaster Lollato, Moorberg, Patrignani, and Rhodes
Instructor: Howe
Agronomist: Stamm
Associate Agronomists: Kapp and Lingenfelser
Assistant Agronomists: Auld, Redmond, Ridder, and Stensaas
Adjunct Faculty: Baumhardt, Jhala, Olson, Staggenborg, Strouts, and Tatarko
Adjunct Professors: Amado, Bai, Cox, Gowda, Sears, Steiner, Tilley, and Upadhyaya 
Adjunct Associate Professors: Leikam
Adjunct Assistant Professors: Asif, Bean, Gaines, Guttieri, Hayes, Martin, Poland, and Schuler
Emeriti Professors: Buchholz, Claassen, Cramer, Fjell, Gordon, Ham, Hargrove, Janssen, Kilgore, Liang, Maddux, Mengel, Peterson, Posler, Price, Regehr, Shroyer, Stone, Thien, Thompson, Vanderlip, and Whitney
Associate Emeriti Professor: Eberle
Research Crop Specialist: Aiken
Research Assistant Professors: Ariyaratne, Chen, Fu, and Stewart
Specialist: Falk Jones
Project Administrator: Gehl
Cropping Systems Agronomist: Holman
Managing Director: Sexton-Browser
Project Administrator: Gehl 

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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.