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Joel K. Ransom

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Office: Loftsgard 166A
Phone: (701) 231-7405
E-mail: Joel.Ransom@ndsu.edu

Extension Agronomist
Professor
Small Grains and Corn

Plant Sciences Extension Information
Small Grains Website
Corn Hybrid Testing Website

Dr. Ransom works to develop educational programs for farmers and conduct applied agronomic research that address production issues in corn, wheat, barley and oats and compile variety and hybrid selection guides for these crops based on the results of statewide testing.

Education

  • PhD 1982, Agronomy, University of Minnesota; Plant Physiology minor
  • MS 1980, Agronomy, University of Minnesota
  • BS 1978, Agronomy, Brigham Young University

Professional Experience

  • 2009 - present: Professor, Extension Specialist, Cereal Crops, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2002 - 2009: Associate Professor, Extension Specialist, Cereal Crops, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2001 - 2002: Coordinator of CIMMYT's Regional Maize Project for Asia, CIMMYT - Nepal
  • 1999 - 2002: Maize Specialist, CIMMYT - Nepal
  • 1991 - 1998: Regional Liaison Officer, East Africa, CIMMYT - Kenya
  • 1985 - 1998: Regional Maize Agronomist, East Africa, CIMMYT - Kenya
  • 1983 - 1985: Leader of the Agronomy Section in the Wheat Program, CIMMYT - Kenya
  • 1982 - 1983: Postdoctoral Fellow, Wheat Program, CIMMYT - Mexico

Professional Affiliation

  • African Crop Science Society
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • International Weed Science Society
  • Weed Science Society of America
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