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Ronald C. Smith

Smith photoProfessor Emeritus
Extension Horticulture & Turfgrass


Teaching Responsibilities


  • PhD 1973, The Ohio State University
  • MS 1971, University of Georgia
  • BS 1969, University of Georgia

Professional Experience

  • 2013 - present: Professor Emeritus, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1991 - 2012: Professor, Extension Horticulture Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1985 - 1991: Associate Professor of Horticulture, Extension Horticulture Specialist, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 1984 - 1985: Lecturer, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona
  • 1981 - 1983: President and GM of Operations, Urban and Rural Development Co., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 1979 - 1981: GM of Houston Operations, Landscape Design and Construction, Dallas, TX
  • 1976 - 1979: Assistant Professor, Plant Science Dept., Texas Tech University
  • 1973 - 1976: Assistant Professor, Horticulture Dept., The Ohio State University

Professional Affiliation

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Garden Writer's Association
  • North Dakota Horticulture Society
  • North Dakota Nursery and Greenhouse Association
  • North Central Turfgrass Association
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA Certified Arborist)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture
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