My research interests include sustainable agriculture, the production and management of alternative cropping systems, and agronomic education. The majority of my responsibility is in education. I am interested in cooperative learning where the classroom becomes a place to learn in a personal, noncompetitive environment, to develop understandings and/or skills, and to celebrate learning. I teach AGRON181Introduction to Crop Science, AGRON392 Systems Analysis in Crop and Soil Management, AGRON496 Agricultural Systems of New Zealand, AGRON497 Agroecosystems Field Course, and SusAg515 Integrated Crop and Livestock Production Systems. I am the faculty coordinator for the Agronomy New Student Learning Community. I also advise undergraduate and graduate students.