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Members receive distinction as fellows of crops society

Eleven individuals recognized during the Crop Science Society of America Annual Meeting

American Society of Agronomy

MADISON, WI, NOV. 13, 2003 - Eleven members have received the honor of Fellow of the Crops Science Society of America (CSSA). The prestigious awards were presented at the 2003 Annual Meetings of CSSA, held in conjunction with the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) from Nov. 2-6, in Denver, CO. Named as Fellows are:

  • John D. Berdahl, Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND.
  • Douglas D. Buhler, Professor and Department Chair, Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University.
  • David J. Mackill, head of the Division of Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biochemistry at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Philippines.
  • Dwain W. Meyer, Professor, Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University.
  • Russell E. Mullen, Professor of Agronomy, and a faculty member of the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University.
  • Vangimalla R. Reddy, Research Leader and Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS Alternate Crops and Systems Laboratory, Plant Sciences Institute, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Beltsville, MD.
  • Dennis E. Rowe, Research Leader and Geneticist, USDA-ARS Waste Management and Forage Research Unit at Mississippi State, MS.
  • Shree P. Singh, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Idaho.
  • Bent Skovmand, Head, Wheat Genetic Resources Program, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico.
  • Jeffrey J. Steiner, Research Agronomist at the USDA-ARS, National Forage Seed Production Research Center, Corvallis, OR.
  • Wallace Wilhelm, Plant physiologist, USDA-ARS Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit, Lincoln, NE.

CSSA has been selecting outstanding members to the position of Fellow since 1985. Colleagues within the Societies nominate worthy members and the Committee on the Nomination of Fellows carefully rank the nominees with final election made by the Executive Committee. CSSA has chosen 11 individuals, based on their professional achievements and meritorious service, to receive this honor in 2003.

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) www.agronomy.org, the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) www.crops.org and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) www.soils.org are educational organizations helping their 11,000+ members advance the disciplines and practices of agronomy, crop and soil sciences by supporting professional growth and science policy initiatives, and by providing quality, research-based publications and a variety of member services.

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