Team

DAREC Directors

For Research, Extension and Teaching

Kent Shannon

Assistant Teaching Professor in Ag Engineering

Plant Science and Technology, University of Missouri

Ken Sudduth

Supervisory Agricultural Engineer

USDA-ARS Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research

Jianfeng Zhou

Associate Professor of Ag Engineering

Plant Science and Technology, University of Missouri

Affiliate Faculty

Faculty of University of Missouri

Stephen Anderson

William A. Albrecht Distinguished Professor of Soil and Environmental Sciences

School of Natural Resources

Kevin Bradley

Professor of Weed Science

Plant Science and Technology

Prasad Calyam

Greg L. Gilliom Professor of Cyber Security

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Morgan Davis

Assistant professor of soil and environmental science

School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri

Dan Downing

Extension Specialist of Water Quality
SARE State Coordinator

Plant Science and Technology

Felix Fritschi

C. Alice Donaldson Professor in Bioenergy Crop Physiology and Genetics

Plant Science and Technology

Mary Hendrickson

Associate Professor

Applied Social Sciences

Robert Kallenbach

Associate Dean of Extension and Senior Program Director

Plant Science and Technology

Annette Kendall

Assistant Extension Professor
Associate Director, McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial

Division of Applied Social Sciences

Kiruba Krishnaswamy

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Food Systems Engineering

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Zack Leasor

Assistant Professor in climate science

School of Natural Resources

Teng Lim

Extension Professor

Plant Science and Technology

Feng Lin

Assistant Professor of Soybean Breeding

Plant Science and Technology

Jenny Melo-Velasco

Post-doctoral Research of Social Science

Center for Regenerative Agriculture

Rob Myers

Extension Professor
Director, MU Center for Regenerative Agriculture

Plant Science and Technology

Jasmine Neupane

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Systems Technology

Plant Science and Technology

Tim Reinbott

Director, MOAES Communications and Construction Services

Agricultural Experiment Station

Andre FB Reis

Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in Soybean Agronomy

Plant Science and Technology

Reid Smeda

Professor of Weed Physiologist

Plant Science and Technology

Gurbir Singh

Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in Soil Science, Agroecology and Landscape management

Plant Science and Technology

John Tummons

Associate Professor of Agricultural Education and Leadership

Division of Applied Social Sciences

Heike Buecking

Division Director & Professor of Plant Science and Technology

Division of Plant Science and Technology

Xi Xiong

Associate Professor of Crop Science with an emphasis in Horticulture

Division of Plant Science and Technology

Gui N. DeSouza

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Division of Robotics and Robotic vision

Henry T. Nguyen

Professor of Molecular Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology

Division of Plant Science and Technology

Researchers USDA ARS

Lori Abendroth

Research Agronomist

Research Agronomist, USDA-ARS

Dave Kang

Research Molecular Biologist

Biological Control of Insects Research, USDA-ARS

Curtis Ransom

Research Soil Scientist

Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research, USDA-ARS

Jacob Washburn

Research Geneticist

Plant Genetics Research, USDA-ARS, Columbia, MO

Advisory Committee

Scott Brees

Plant Science Agronomy system Management

Ignacio Ciampitti

Professor in Farming Systems and Digital Agriculture
Co-Director Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics, Department of Agronomy, K-State University

Lance Conway

Research Specialist

Bradley Schad

Chief executive officer of the Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) and the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council (MCMC)

Leon Schumacher

Department Chair, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, North Dakota State University

Doug Spaunhorst

Director of Agronomy with MFA-Inc

Jake Winters

Expert in streamlining supply chain processes for agricultural technology, Monarch Tractor

Eric Oseland

Director of Agronomy and Research

Missouri Soybeans

Postdoc and Graduate Student

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Manoj Gadhwal

Postdoctoral Research Associate of Digital Agriculture

Digital Agriculture Research and Education Center, University of Missouri

Felix Oguche

Graduate Student of Biological Engineering

Precision and Automated Agriculture Lab, University of Missouri

Rifat Sazzad

Graduate Student of Biological Engineering

Precision and Automated Agriculture Lab, University of Missouri

Fengkai Tian

Graduate Student of Biological Engineering

Precision and Automated Agriculture Lab, University of Missouri

Asbin B K

Graduate Student of Plant Science

Sustainable Digital Agriculture Laboratory, University of Missouri

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