Todd Lorenz

Todd Lorenz


Regional Field Specialist in Agronomy

School of Natural Resources

Lorenz is a Regional Field Specialist in Agronomy with University of Missouri Extension. He is a believer of the 1914 Extension delivery model with a multidisciplinary collaboration of campus and field faculty and strengthening partnerships with state, federal and private agencies involving producers as part of the equation. In absence of a local experiment station, he has led a collaborative group of Extension Field Specialists where they have conducted on-farm research and field days to improve understanding of soil health and its value in production systems and contribute to the nationwide interest.

In a previous role, Lorenz served the University of Missouri Soils Department and conducted state wide soil fertility and forage fertility research for the Missouri Agriculture Experiment Station. His responsibilities included management of historical Sanborn Field (the grandfather of soil health) and the F.L. Duley-M.F. Miller Soil Erosion Plots (the grandfather of RUSLE). He currently serves on the advisory board. He also serves as the University of Missouri Extension representative to the State Soil Health Council.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., 2017, Plant, Insect and Microbial Science: Emphasis in Soil Health for Improved Food Securities – University of Missouri