Kenneth Sudduth

Adjunct Professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Missouri / Research Agricultural Engineer for the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dr. Kenneth Sudduth is an Agricultural Engineer with the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture and an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, USA. For over 25 years he and his team have been conducting research on precision agriculture and the use of information technology for agricultural decision-making. His research interests include soil property sensing and measurement and interpretation of crop and soil variability. He also teams with soil scientists and agronomists to apply research findings in real-world crop management systems that farmers can use. Sudduth is currently Past-President of the International Society of Precision Agriculture, which includes researchers and practitioners from over 30 countries. He earned a PhD degree from the University of Illinois in 1989 and BS and MS degrees from the University of Missouri, all in Agricultural Engineering.

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