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Expert in Agriculture, Plant Taxonomy, Runoff, Machine, Soil Conservation, Crop Production, Erosion, Nutrients

Expert ID: 724069 Texas, USA

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He growing up on a farm raising peanuts, hay, vegetables, fruits and pecans stimulated an interest in agriculture. Therefore he attended Texas A&M and received a degree in Agronomy.

Then he went to work for the Soil Conservation Service advising farmers in their crop production, soil erosion and wind erosion. Working for 30 years for the SCS.

After retiring the state of Texas called him to see if he would work for them writing Nutrient Management Plans for animal feeding operations. He did this for about 12 years.

Now he does some consulting work and is on call for the Department of Defense to work for them on a short period of time if they have a disaster that needs his expertise to help people get back into production agriculture or take care of hazardous materials.

During his career he has worked with most crops grown, the equipment it takes to grow them, and how to control the runoff from the land.

During his time with SCS he worked for about 10 years in the plant materials field doing taxonomy work, gathering seed, growing plants, evaluation of plants, and getting plants to foundation grower.

He has used most machines that are used in crop production.

He has worked with the universal soil erosion equation since it beginning and release to the SCS in 1979. He was on the team developing RUSLE until he retired from SCS. He has an exceptional knowledge of agriculture runoff and how to control it.

He has working all his life in agriculture which gives him an exceptional knowledge of all aspects of the field.

From college throughout his career he has worked with plants from naming them to growing them.

He is proficient in development of all phases of water quality management plans.He is proficient in designing water quality management practices to protect the environment.He is proficient in laying out and checking out practices that will protect the natural resources of the environmentHe is proficient in the development and imentalitation of nutrient management plans.He is proficient in use of the water and wind erosion equations and the installation of practices to protect the land.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas - Fort Worth, Texas - Arlington, Texas - Irving, Texas - Grand Prairie, Texas - Abilene, Texas - Waco, Texas - Killeen, Texas - North Richland Hills, Texas - Temple, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: BS Agronomy Subject: Crops, Soils, Conservation, and Plants Institution: Texas A&M

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to 2007 Employer: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Title: Natural Resource Specialist Department: Regional Office Responsibilities: He is responsible for development of Water quality Management Plans, and the carrying out of the plans.
Years: 1964 to 1994 Employer: USDA SCS Title: Agronomist/ Plant Materials Specialist Department: State Office Responsibilities: He is responsible foe the Agronomic and Plant Materials for Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Agronomic emphasis is on soil wind, and water erosion.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1995 to 2007 Agency: TSSWCB Role: Natural Resource Specialist Description: He writes Water Quality Management Plans.
Years: 1964 to 1994 Agency: USDA-SCS Role: Agronomist Description: He is responsible for the agronomic program.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1980 to 1983 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: He worked with the Mexican officials in using conservation practices to protect there land and the proper use of conservation specifications.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Agronomy Society, Certified Professional Agronomist 00593, Certified Nutrient Management Specialist, and Technical Service Provider for USDA-NRCS
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Professional Agronomist 00593
Certified Nutrient Management Specialist TX20022
Technical Service Provider 054679
Professional Appointments
Farm Lead program of Texas Farm Bureau

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Development training in water and wind erosion. Was on team that developed the RUSLE program for water erosion
Other Relevant Experience
Forty three years doing agriculture consulting work.

Fields of Expertise

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