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. His primary appointment is 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. He administers competitive grants and state funding for sustainable agriculture projects in 12 North Central states. His professional expertise encompasses sustainable agriculture, conservation, and cropping system diversification. He has conducted research and education programs with a number of alternative crops and cover crops. In 2013-14 he held a special appointment as Endowed Chair of Agricultural Systems through the University of Minnesota. He has contributed on national committees and councils addressing a number of federal research, education, and agriculture policy programs, including serving as past Co-Chair of the National Working Group on Cover Crops and Soil Health.