Patrick Carr, a research professor at NDSU’s Dickinson Research Extension Center, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.
It is the highest honor the society bestows. Society members nominate worthy colleagues for the recognition based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Up to only 0.3 percent of the society's active and emeritus members may be elected a fellow. They are selected for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research.
Carr directs conventional conservation tillage and organic research programs at the Dickinson center. His responsibilities include developing energy- and resource-efficient crop and integrated crop-livestock systems that are economically and environmentally sustainable. He was the first NDSU researcher to have a formal program focused on organic farming methods.
He also has been an adjunct professor in the NDSU plant sciences department since 1994 and at Dickinson State University since 1992, when he joined the Dickinson Research Extension Center.
Carr earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Meinrad College, Indiana, in 1982, master's degrees in natural resources from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, in 1984 and technology and human affairs from Washington University in St. Louis in 1986. He earned a doctorate in crop and soil science from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1989.
He has held numerous leadership positions with the American Society of Agronomy and is a longtime member of the Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America and Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society.
Carr will be honored during the American Society of Agronomy's international annual meeting Nov. 15-18 in Minneapolis.
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