Professionals encounter ethical dilemmas on occasion and may wonder how best to handle them. The webinar discusses the reasons for the ethics standards, how complaints are handled and why along with what to do or not to do based on actual situations. The speaker shares real world examples based on his many years of working with clients and fellow professionals in agronomy and soil science. CPSS and CPSC certificants will receive the 1.0 CEU in Ethics.
CEUs: CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Professional Development CPSS/CPSC: 1.0 Ethics
Speaker Information: Matthew Duncan Soil Scientist/Agronomist Crop Production Services, Inc.
Matt is a certified professional agronomist and soil scientist with 16 years of professional experience. Matt has worked in various sectors of the agricultural and environmental industries including ag-retail, seed and independent consulting. Professional positions Matt has held include: research and education agronomist, technical service agronomist, principal soil scientist/agronomist and Agronomy Manger. He has a B.S. in Soil Science from the Department of Agronomy from the University of Illinois and a M.S. in Soil Classification and Morphology from Purdue University.
Matt began his career with CPS in 1998 as a Research and Technology Manager when he started and operated an agricultural research and education center (REC) for the company. While at CPS Matt also assisted in crop scout training, field investigations for crop complaints, and precision agriculture services.
Golden Harvest then hired Matt as a Technical Service Agronomist (TSA) where he provided agronomic, training, sales and marketing services to two sales districts covering 13 counties in Western Illinois.
Matt left Golden Harvest for a career in the private consulting sector with Key Agricultural services (Key-Ag). The primary focus of Matt’s efforts at Key-Ag was in the areas of agricultural/rangeland reclamation, precision agriculture, marketing and business development. Most recently Matt rejoined the CPS team in their seed division as the Agronomy Services Manager. In this role Matt is responsible for building and implementing training programs, managing the seed agronomists and he supplies technical consultation to company management in areas such as precision-ag and soil science.
Matt has had great success in building and maintaining relationships with farmers and ranchers and is well versed in supporting, educating and training people from a wide range of backgrounds and professions on agronomic, crop production and soil related issues.