state agronomist resume example with 14+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Multi-talented agronomist consistently rewarded for success in planning and operational improvements. Experience in policy development and staff management procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity.

  • Ability to work with subject matter experts in order to provide guidance to area and field staffs.
  • Writing technical notes to provide technical information to field staffs.
  • Administration of Conservation Stewardship Program in Kansas.
  • Writing standards, specifications, implementation requirements and statement of work documents.
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS, Expected in 12/1997 Master of Science : Agricultural Economics - GPA :
  • Graduated with 3.79 GPA
Salina High School South Salina, KS Expected in 05/1977 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS, Expected in 05/1985 Bachelor of Science : Agricultural Economics - GPA :
Work History
Natural Resource Conservation Service - State Agronomist
City, STATE, 06/2016 - Current
  • Worked with Kansas State University Extension specialist to update the Nutrient Management standard, specification and statement of work.
  • Working with Dr. Nathan Nelson to update the Kansas Phosphorous Assessment.
  • Updated Conservation Crop Rotation, Contour Farming, Contour Buffer Strips, Filter Strip, Mulching, Strip Cropping, Nutrient Management, Feed Management, Integrated Pest Management, Surface Roughening, Cover Crop, Cross Wind Trap Strips, Herbaceous Wind Barriers and Cross Wind Ridges .
  • Worked with Kansas State University Extension specialists, consultants and industry representatives to develop and deliver a short course on precision agriculture technology.
  • Collaborated with the state extension nutrient management specialist in a correlation and validation study of the Haney Soil Health test. I secured four site locations for the study. Provided NDVI values for the corn portion of the study.
  • Organized a Soil Health Coalition meeting. The meeting covered two days with 11 presenters and two facilitated group discussions. There were 15 entities represented and 48 people attended the meeting.
  • Working with the extension weed specialist, enJessicaologist and plant pathologists to develop integrated pest management guide sheets for the major crops in Kansas.
  • Worked with Kansas State University faculty on an Agronomy Tech Note that provided guidance to field staffs on planting cover crops in western Kansas.
  • Collaborated with Dr. Gerard Kluitenberg from Kansas State University on field testing of bulk density sampling equipment designed by Dr. Kluitenberg. The equipment has been manufactured and deployed to field staffs of the Northern Great Plains Soil Survey Regional Office (SSR5).
  • Met with producer, Dr. Nathan Nelson and Chad Remley (SSR5 leader) on deploying a paired watershed study.
  • Developed thirty three state supplements for the Conservation Security Program (CSP). These supplements provided additional guidance to area and field staffs on criteria and documentation to certify the application of the enhancement.
Natural Resource Conservation Service - Conservation Stewardship Program Manager
City, STATE, 09/2015 - 06/2016
  • Provided program guidance to area and field staffs on all aspects of the Conservation Stewardship and Conservation Security Programs.
  • Responsible for certification of funds in a $42,000,000.00 financial assistance program.
  • Approved early start waivers.
  • Reviewed contact modifications and terminations and recommend actions taken by the state conservationist.
  • Developed spreadsheet to tract ranking scores and determination of applications selected for contracts.
  • Determined overpayment and appropriate repayments amounts for approval by the state conservationists.
Natural Resource Conservation Service - Soil Conservaionist
City, STATE, 10/2006 - 09/2015
  • Provided Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning and implementation of the nutrient management portion of the plan. I was responsible for planning implementation for the eastern half of Kansans. I completed 70 plans during that time.
  • I was responsible for the implementation of nutrient management practice on 56 EQIP contracts covering 13,236 acres with $660,755 in contract payments.
  • Assisted in the development and implementation of 40 CSP contracts covering 30,440 acres with $2,031,221 in financial assistance.
  • Worked with the Riley County Conservation District and the State Conservation Commission to develop a cover crop seeding trial and soil health management meeting. The meeting was attended by 54 landowners, growers, extension, state entities, NRCS employees and university students and professors.

Certificate of Merit for outstanding contibutions to the Ecological Sciences staff. Awarded 2018.

Certificate of Merit for outstanding planning contributions. Awarded 2004

Certificate of Merit for contributions to stakeout, certification and reporting of 3,100,000 feet while attached to the Cloud county field office.

Certificate of merit for work with the Kingman county conservation in the purchase and deployment of the first personal computer in Kansas. Awarded in 1986.

NRCS representative to the Certified Crop Advisors board of directors in Kansas.

  • Member, Agronomy Society of America, 2018 to Current

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School Attended

  • Kansas State University
  • Salina High School South
  • Kansas State University

Job Titles Held:

  • State Agronomist
  • Conservation Stewardship Program Manager
  • Soil Conservaionist


  • Master of Science
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science

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