Graduate

Held every Thursday at 2:10 pm in 2050 Agronomy Hall* or virtually join us via Zoom. 

Date Time Speaker Topic Location

Sept. 2*

2:10pm  Mario Perez Bidegain, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay "Soil conservation policy driven by science in Uruguay"

Virtual

Sept. 9

Every year the MS Agronomy program presents the Campbell Award to a deserving lecturer in the program. This year Dan Dobill is the recipeint of the Campbell honor.

Dobill started as an instructional developer in the fall of 1997. He was eventually promoted to program coordinator before leaving the university to work for Pioneer Hi-Bred in 2005. Currently, Dobill is a Sales Effectiveness Manager at Corteva Agriscience covering the southern United States.

Growing up in southern Illinois on an acreage near St. Louis, Missouri Dobill was active in 4-H and FFA. He recieved both his undergradauate and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale majoring in agronomy and soil management. He's had multiple roles within training and sales at Corteva Agriscience (previously DuPont Pioneer).

Dobill teaches Agronomy 502 and has taught over 400 students over the years. He served as major professor for one student as well.

Spencer Barriball, student in our MS Agronomy distance masters program recently won the Muenchrath award. Named after Deborah Muenchrath the award is giving to the student with the most outstanding creative component. It is available to a student who has distinguished themselves academically, creatively and professionally. 

Research Excellence Award – The award is to recognize graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in resulting theses and dissertations. The Research Excellence Program is administered by the Graduate College with additional support from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate.

     Mariana Gomez Botero

Brown Graduate Fellowship – The Brown Graduate Fellowship is used to strategically advance ISU research in the areas of study that are governed by the Valentine Hammes Family and Leopold Hammes Brown Family Trust

The C. R. Weber Award for Excellence in Plant Breeding was established in 1981 to recognize outstanding academic and research accomplishments by plant breeding graduate students in the Department of Agronomy.

C. R. Weber was a professor in the Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University who made outstanding contributions to plant breeding, particularly in soybeans. The award was established by his family and friends to reward graduate students with the same goal for excellence to which he aspired.

A cash award of $500 will be given to students in the Department of Agronomy with majors in plant breeding who meet the qualifications.

Dewayne L. Goldmon (’91 PhD agronomy)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Photo of Dewayne Goldmon

Agronomy Graduate Student Club elected new members! Congratulations to

President: Caner Ferhatoglu

Vice President: Juan Panelo

Secretary: Avery Bennett

Social Chair: Emma Molburg    

Seminar Planning Co-chairs: Ryan Hamberg, Ala Khaleel, and Luis Bentancor Bossio

Congratulations to our Daniel Kohlhase, PhD candidate with our Dr. Michelle Graham, for being named a Brown Fellow.

Daniel began his research career at Iowa State University with an M.S. degree in Crop Production and Physiology under the guidance of Dr. Micheal Owen. Daniel’s research focused on investigating the genetics and genomics of HPPD herbicide resistance in waterhemp, an agronomically important weed that reduces crop production in soybean and maize. His first project focused on studying the genetic inheritance of HPPD resistance in a waterhemp population discovered in Iowa. His research was published in Plant Science in 2018 and has already earned 13 citations.

The Department of Agronomy awards scholarships and recognition to graduate students each semester. Congratulations to the following Fall semester recipients:

Outstanding Graduate Students - Anabelle Laurent and Sarah Jones 

Vernon C. Miller scholarship - Eric Britt Moore
Supporting graduate students in the area of conservation agriculture. Conservation may include but is not limited to environmental improvement, conservation tillage, cropping systems and nutrient management.

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