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August 30, 2022

Ciampitti receives highest recognition from American Society of Agronomy

Submitted by Kathy Gehl

Ignacio Ciampitti, Professor of Agronomy

Ignacio Ciampitti, professor of agronomy, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.

The award will be formally presented at the association's awards ceremony on Nov. 8 during the scientific society’s annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service and research.

Ciampitti's research program focuses on exploring the effect of management by environmental interactions on farming systems, utilizing advanced data science methods, review and synthesis-analyses procedures, investigating interactions between crop production factors, and using modeling and remote sensing approaches.

Ciampitti's program focuses on selecting the best management practices for improving yields under diverse farming systems with emphasis on corn, soybeans, canola, sorghum and other legumes. Ciampitti is a prolific speaker and author at international, national, state and local levels, with numerous conference presentations, more than 200 refereed papers, book chapters. Ciampitti is editor of the American Society of Agronomy's Sorghum Monograph Book. Ciampitti provides leadership for several organizations, currently serving as division chair of the C-3 Crop Science division as well as a technical editor for the Crop Science Journal.

Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the society. Members of the society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Up to 0.3 percent of the society’s active and emeritus members may be elected fellow. The award consists of a certificate, a complimentary ticket to the award ceremony and fellow pin.