MADISON, WI - Aug. 30, 2012 – The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) announces the following 2012 Fellows that will be formally recognized during their Annual Meetings, Oct. 21-24, 2012 in Cincinnati, OH. ASA has been selecting outstanding members as Fellows since 1924. Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Only 0.3 percent of the Society's active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow. The 2012 class of ASA Fellows are:
Freddie M. Bourland, University of Arkansas: Fred Bourland is a Professor and Agronomist in the Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Arkansas. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Arkansas, and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.
Frank J. Coale, University of Maryland: Frank J. Coale is Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Environmental Science & Technology at the University of Maryland. He received a B.S. from the University of Maryland and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.
Sam E. Feagley, Texas A&M University: Sam Feagley is a Professor and Extension State Soil Environmental Specialist in the Soil and Crop Sciences Department at Texas A&M University. He received a B.S. and M.S. from Texas A&M and Ph.D. from University of Missouri.
Kimberly Garland-Campbell, USDA-ARS, Pullman, WA: Kimberly Garland-Campbell is a wheat geneticist and breeder at USDA-ARS at Pullman, WA and an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University. She received a Ph.D. in Crop Science from North Carolina State University in 1992 and was a winter wheat breeder (1992-1999) at Ohio State University.
Barry Glaz, USDA-ARS, Canal Point, FL: Barry Glaz is a Research Agronomist at the USDA-ARS Sugarcane Field Station in Canal Point, FL. He received a B.S. from the Ohio State University and M.S. from the University of Illinois.
Timothy R. Green, USDA-ARS: Timothy Richard Green is a Research Hydrologist with the USDA-ARS Agricultural systems Research Unit in Colorado. He earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University.
William Jokela, USDA-ARS: William (Bill) Jokela is a research soil scientist with the USDA-ARS Dairy Forage Research Center in Marshfield, WI. He received a B.A. in Biology from Carleton College and M.S. and Ph.D. in Soil Science from the University of Minnesota.
Alex L. Kahler, Bio-Genetic Services Inc: Alex Kahler is president and founder of Biogenetic Services, Inc. located in Brookings. South Dakota since 1988. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Davis.
Kim Kidwell, Washington State University: Kim Kidwell, professor, is the Executive Associate Dean in Washington State University's College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. She received B.S. degrees from University of Illinois, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Wisconsin.
Mohamed Mergoum, North Dakota State University: Mohamed Mergoum is an Endowed Professor and wheat breeder in the Plant Sciences Department at North Dakota State University. He received his B.S. from the IAV Institute, Rabat, Morocco; M.S. from the University of Minnesota; and Ph.D. from Colorado State University.
Binayak Prasad Mohanty, Texas A&M University: Binayak Mohanty is a Professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University. He received B.S. from Orissa, India, M.S. from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and Ph.D. from Iowa State University.
Robert L. Rhykerd, Illinois State University: Rob Rhykerd is a Professor of Agronomy and Chair of the Department of Agriculture at Illinois State University. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.
William T. Schapaugh, Jr., Kansas State University: William T. Schapaugh, Jr. is a professor and soybean breeder in the Kansas State University Department of Agronomy. He received a B.S. from Iowa State University and M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University.
Martin J. Shipitalo, USDA-ARS: Martin Shipitalo is a Research Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment in Ames, Iowa. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from The Ohio State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Guelph.
Gilbert C. Sigua, USDA-ARS: Dr. Gilbert C. Sigua is a Research Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center in Florence, SC. He received a B.S. from Central Luzon State University, Philippines, M.S. from University of Arkansas, and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.
Wayne Smith, Texas A&M University: Wayne Smith is a Professor, Associate Department Head, and Plant Breeder in the Soil and Crop Sciences Department at Texas A&M University. He received a B.S. and M.S. at Auburn University and Ph.D. from University of Tennessee.
Merle F. Vigil, USDA-ARS, Akron, CO: Merle Vigil is the Research Leader and a Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS Central Great Plains Research Station in Akron, CO. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University.
Baoshan Xing, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Baoshan Xing is Full Professor and Environmental and Soil Chemist in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts. He received a Ph.D. from University of Alberta, Canada.
For more information on the 2012 ASA awards, visit: www.agronomy.org/awards/award. For more information on the 2012 Annual Meetings, visit: www.acsmeetings.org.
Photos of the recipients receiving their awards will be posted online following the Annual Meetings and placed on our Newsroom page: www.acsmeetings.org/newsroom/news-releases
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