Center of Regenerative Agriculture Staff
Dr. Rob Myers, Director
Rob Myers is Director of the MU Center for Regenerative Agriculture and an adjunct faculty member with the Plant Science and Technology Division. He also serves as Regional Director of Extension Programs for the USDA-NIFA North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a role he has been in since 2010. 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 chaired 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. He grew up on a family grain farm in central Illinois and is still involved in management of that family farm. His Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in agronomy are from University of Minnesota.View Bio
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Columbia, MO 65211
Position announcement: Cover Crop Education Specialist!
We are hiring for the position of Cover Crop Education Specialist. This person will provide education and outreach on cover crops and soil health, working with farmers and agricultural professionals advising farmers, including ag retailers, extension and NRCS staff, and other farm advisors. Click here for the full position description!
Dr. Kelly Robyn Wilson, Assistant Director
Kelly Wilson is the Assistant Director of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture at the University of Missouri. Wilson is an interdisciplinary researcher whose work focuses on the intersections of identity and food security. She conducts participatory research with populations across the agricultural value chain to generate innovative solutions to complex global challenges in food security. Wilson has over a decade of experience working with farmers, communities, and extension agents in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. She has led several interdisciplinary, multi-institute, and cross-cultural studies including with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry and Tufts University Development and Food Security Activities (DFSA) sustainability study in Burkina Faso. She has a PhD in Agricultural Communications, Education & Leadership from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in International Agricultural Development from the University of California, Davis.