Roger Elmore Retiring from Career in Ag Research, Extension

Longtime CropWatch contributor and Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Specialist Roger Elmore is retiring June 30. (Photo by Greg Nathan, University Communication)

Roger Elmore Retiring from Career in Ag Research, Extension

Longtime CropWatch contributor Roger Elmore will retire June 30 after 38 years of teaching, research and extension work — more than 29 years of which he served at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

The Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, Heuermann Chair, and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow has spent his entire career addressing agronomic issues relevant to the immediate needs of crop producers.

“Roger has been a tremendous resource on crop management decisions for Nebraska producers and their advisors, and really for growers across the country,” said Richard Ferguson, professor of agronomy and horticulture and vice chancellor of RICA. “His expertise will be greatly missed!”

Elmore’s most significant research contributions have centered on evaluating corn growth and yield response to extreme weather events. He has been able to engage diverse groups based on this research with high-impact extension programming. He also co-led a cover crop research project for five years supported by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the Nebraska Corn Board.

When asked about his time at Nebraska, Elmore quickly refers to his time with colleagues in research and extension and how much he will miss it. “It’s a team atmosphere here and I’ve always been a team player,” Elmore said.

“I have loved doing research and serving the people of Nebraska,” Elmore said. “I always say I get paid to talk with people and be an extrovert.”

Elmore is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and of the Crop Science Society of America. He received the Agronomic Education and Extension Award from the American Society of Agronomy in 2017. He was also recognized in 2018 for his dedication and outstanding service to the South Central Agricultural Laboratory.

Please see the full story about Elmore's career and what he'll be doing after he retires.