Corn Production

Roger Elmore

Extension Corn Specialist
515.294.6655
relmore@iastate.edu

Publications

Job Description

Roger W. Elmore is an Extension Corn Specialist and Professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University. He concentrates on development of practical management information for corn growers. He strives to do his best to maintain or increase profitability of farming by seeking and demonstrating environmentally sound production practices. The ecosystem is too fragile to treat it with disrespect. Therefore, our livelihood and future depends on good environmental stewardship.

Background

Roger was born and raised on a grain livestock farm in north-central Illinois, near Princeton. Following his undergraduate degree, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia where he worked with a crop diversification program in paddy rice-based cropping systems. He was employed with the University of Nebraska for 24 years and worked largely with cultural practices for irrigated corn and soybean systems with some additional projects on winter wheat and grain sorghum. Roger and his wife, Ann, live in Story City, Iowa and have three children, two children in-law, and two grandsons.

Education

Ph.D. International Agronomy, University of Illinois, 1981
M.S. Agronomy, University of Illinois, 1978
B. S. Agriculture, Biology (minor), Illinois State University, 1972
A. A. General Studies, Illinois Valley Community College, 1970

Professional History

Volunteer Consultant, World Concern, Agronomy Project. Les Ceyes, South Haiti. (Feb. 2007)

Professor, Department of Agronomy. Iowa State University. (July 2005-present)

Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. University of Nebraska. (July 1994 - June 2005)

Technical Consultant, World Vision, Food Security-Irrigated Crop Production. Ghana. (Feb. 2002)

Technical Consultant, UNDP Maize Project. Shandong and Jilin, China. (Nov. 1995)

Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. University of Nebraska. (July 1987-June 1994)

Graduate Faculty Fellow. University of Nebraska (1990)

Faculty Development Leave. Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe, Argentina. (Aug. 1990-July 1991)

Tenure, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. University of Nebraska. (July 1988)

Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. University of Nebraska. (July 1981-June 1987)

Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois. (Fall 1979)

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Puerto Rico. (June-Dec. 1978)

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois. (Jan. 1976-June 1981)

Peace Corps Volunteer; Department of Agriculture. Seremban, Negri Sembilan, Malaysia. (Sept. 1972-Sept. 1974)