The United Soybean Board (USB) supported the development of this American Society of Agronomy webinar series and the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Sustainability Specialty certification (SSp).
Discussions among academics and practitioners will include studies linking on-farm agronomic management practices with profitability, seeking a balance between environmental and value chain sustainability.
CCA/CPAg/SSp: 1.0 Sustainability
CPSS/CPSC: 1.0 Professional Meeting
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jed is a Professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Co-Director of the Environmental Resources Center and Integrated Pest Management programs. His research and outreach work is centered at the crossroads of productive agricultural systems and natural resource management. In this role, he provides leadership for over 50 staff on multiple UW System campuses and in county offices. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to returning to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he was a faculty member at Oregon State University.
Plant Food Operations Manager
Star of the West Milling Co
Jacob Hecht grew up on a family farm in the “thumb” region of Michigan.” A 2000 graduate of Michigan State University. Became employed by Star of the West Milling Co on April 1, 2002 as a Field Sales Representative in their Plant Food Division. Became CCA certified in 2003. Took over as the Plant Food Operations manager in March of 2011. Over my career I have specialized in the enhancement of the Michigan wheat crop, working between growers and end users to produce high yielding, high quality wheat for food products.
Professor and Extension Cotton Specialist
University of Arkansas Extension
Bill has served as the Extension Cotton Specialist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture the last two years. This is a position he held for 12 years before leaving the Division of Ag for eight years to join the National Cotton Council in Memphis Tennessee. In his current position he provides educational programs in cotton production and agronomic systems that improve yield and profitability. Educational programs focus on new technologies, cotton variety selection, in-season crop management, soil health, irrigation and defoliation. Bill was raised on a cotton, grain, and cattle farm near Lubbock, Texas. He received a BS in Plant Science from West Texas State University, and holds advanced degrees in Agronomy from Texas A&M University. Bill and his wife, Carey, own and operate a livestock and forage operation in the hills of north-central Arkansas. They raise cattle, sheep, goats, livestock guardian dogs, and exhibition poultry.
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January 05, 2016