October 28, 2019
Ignacio Ciampitti recognized as Professor of the Week
Ignacio Ciampitti, associate professor of crop science and cropping systems specialist in the agronomy department, was recognized as Professor of the Week at the Oct. 25 men's home basketball game.
Ciampitti's extension and research program is focused on assisting agri-business professionals in selecting the best management practices for improving yields/profits under diverse environments with emphasis on corn, soybeans, sorghum and canola crops. Ciampitti's research program is focused on maximizing profits via implementing best management practices, achieving this via strong collaborations with farmers, on-farm research network. In addition, he is very passionate about training the future generation of young crop scientists, currently mentoring three doctoral and six master's students. His research team employs cutting-edge review and synthesis-analyses procedures, investigating interactions between genotype x environment x management via utilization of modeling and remote sensing approaches with the ultimate goal of improving the predictions on yield response to different production factors.
Ciampitti recently served as chair for the C-3 Crop Ecology, Management and Quality Division of the Crop Science Society of America, and both Early Career and Extension Communities in the American Society of Agronomy. In 2019, he is serving as a chair of the first societywide Crop Science Poster Competition. In 2020, Ciampitti will serve as the chair of the Private-Public Partnership Community for the American Society of Agronomy. He also served as associate editor in Crop Science Journal, and Editorial Board in Field Crops Research, European Journal of Agronomy, and Remote Sensing Journals.
Ciampitti is highly recognized for his excellence in extension and research, including receipt of the 2019 Extension and Educator Award from Crop Science Society of America, and both Early Career Awards from Crop Science and the American Society of Agronomy. In addition, Ciampitti has been distinguished with the 2018 Outstanding State Extension Professional, K-State Research and Extension, and 2018 Communicator of the Year, Kansas Chapter of Association for Communication Excellence, from the K-State communications and agricultural education department.
The Professor of the Week recognition is coordinated by Faculty Senate, the president's office, K-State Athletics and the Division of Communications and Marketing. Recipients are faculty members selected by Faculty Senate caucuses. Those selected are provided tickets to a men's home basketball game of their choosing and are recognized during halftime. This is just a small token of appreciation for those who teach at K-State.