Rob Gardner Memorial Seminar Series

Our former colleague and friend, Rob Gardner, was a strong advocate for increased collaboration and communication between the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) and the USDA-ARS Soils Lab, both located in Morris. Sadly, Rob passed away in October of 2019, but in his spirit of collaboration, we forged ahead with his idea to make the Rob Gardner Memorial Seminar Series a reality. Staff from both entities have signed up to give a seminar on the topic of their choosing. Seminars are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month from 12 - 1 pm, and location alternates between the WCROC and the Soils Lab.

*** Effective May 1, 2020, the Rob Gardner Memorial Seminar Series is postponed until further notice ***

January 14, 2020 at WCROC

  • Jane Johnson, USDA-ARS
  • Managing for Soil Resilience

February 11, 2020 at USDA-ARS

  • Mike Reese, WCROC
  • Renewable Energy Storage and Utilization Using Ammonia

March 10, 2020 at WCROC

  • Russ Gesch
  • Closing Agronomic and Breeding Gaps for Commercialization of Camelina and Pennycress

April 14, 2020 at USDA-ARS (CANCELED)

  • Lee Johnston, WCROC
  • Fetal Imprinting in Swine

May 12, 2020 at WCROC

  • Yesuf Mohammed, USDA-ARS
  • Temporal Intensification for Crop Diversification and Ecosystem Services in Corn-Soybean Rotations

June 9, 2020 at USDA-ARS

  • Joel Tallaksen, WCROC
  • Early-Stage Life Cycle Assessment of Ammonia and Renewable Energy Innovations for Corn Grain and Ethanol Production

July 14, 2020 at WCROC

  • Sharon Weyers, USDA-ARS

August 11, 2020 at USDA-ARS

  • Curt Reese, WCROC
  • History and Results of Weather Recordings at the WCROC

September 8, 2020 at WCROC

  • Abimbola Ojekanmi, USDA-ARS

October 13, 2020 at USDA-ARS

  • Steve Poppe, WCROC
  • Integrating Living Mulch into Annual Strawberry Production Systems

November 10, 2020 at WCROC

  • Abdullah Jaradat, USDA-ARS
  • How to Make Sense of Data Deluge? The LTAR Case in Morris

December 8, 2020 at USDA-ARS

  • Brad Heins, WCROC