BS, Agricultural Science, Illinois State University
MS, Agronomy, University of Minnesota
PhD, Agronomy, University of Minnesota
Rob Myers has been an adjunct faculty member with the Plant Sciences Division since 2001 and began serving as the part-time director of the MU Center for Regenerative Agriculture in early 2021. Since 2010, the majority of his appointment has been as Regional Director of Extension Programs for the USDA-NIFA North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, and he coordinates the regional SARE Professional Development Program. On behalf of SARE, he administers competitive grants and state funding for sustainable agriculture projects in 12 North Central states. He also serves as the national liaison for the SARE program on cover crop and soil health. His professional expertise encompasses sustainable and regenerative agriculture, soil health, conservation and cropping system diversification. He has conducted research, education and extension programs with many cover crops and alternative crops. He has also led or served with several national councils and task forces addressing federal conservation programs and agriculture research and education programs. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and was named Missouri Conservationist of the Year in 2018.