April 6, 2017
National soils expert to present special agronomy lecture April 11
David Lindbo, director of the soil science division, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, will present the agronomy department's Ellis Lecture 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in 1018 Throckmorton Hall.
Lindbo will present "Expanding Horizons: Soil Science and the General Public." Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Throckmorton Hall. The lecture is open to the public.
Lindbo, who received his doctorate in plant and soil sciences from the University of Massachusetts, directs the soil and ecological site survey, research and interpretation programs for the USDA-NRCS. He has spent his career working on land use-soils relations, including soil interpretations, hydric soils, wastewater and related issues. He has worked extensively with K-12 students and teachers regarding soils and land use education.
He has authored and co-authored numerous research and extension publications including practitioner training materials related to decentralized wastewater, low-impact development issues, hydric soils and hydropedology as well as a general interest soil book for young children "Soil! Get the Inside Scoop" and an advanced book "Know Soil, Know Life." He has more than 130 publications, has given more than 200 invited presentations, and taught more than 10,000 professionals in his array of extension courses.
Lindo is a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and received the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Award for Outstanding Educational Aids. He is currently co-chair of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Soil Science Interagency Working Group.