May 30, 2024


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OSU Agriculture announces new leader of plant and soil sciences |

Wade Thomason has acknowledged an give to serve as head of the department of plant and soil sciences in the Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Purely natural Sources. The Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents is slated to approve the action at its assembly in June, and Thomason will start off his job on Aug. 1.

Dr. Wade Thomason

Wade Thomason is an OSU alumnus initially from Mangum, Oklahoma. He will start off his new purpose as head of the office of plant and soil sciences on Aug. 1. (Image by Todd Johnson, OSU Agricultural Communications Solutions.)

Thomason now serves as professor and associate director for the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech University. His educational history consists of a bachelor’s diploma in animal science, master’s diploma in plant and soil sciences, and doctorate in soil science, all from OSU.

“Dr. Thomason’s earlier ordeals at Virginia Tech have ready him well to acquire the reins of the section, and we are fortuitous to have attracted him to Oklahoma Condition College,” explained Thomas G. Coon, vice president and dean of OSU Agriculture. “His job is marked by a devotion to the land-grant mission. He will deliver leadership and foster innovation to aid us realize our intention of feeding the world.”

Thomason is skilled in acquiring and offering hugely seen Extension and research plans in the generation and administration of corn, modest grains and sorghum for grain and silage.

“The plant and soil sciences faculty, together with students and employees, are generating a difference for Oklahoma producers and the overall body of science through their do the job,” Coon claimed. “Productivity through exploration and Extension plans, and excellence in the classroom is a way of everyday living in the division, and they are positioned for even a lot more development in the coming many years.”

Amongst the numerous sector awards and honors Thomason has received, he was named a fellow of the American Culture of Agronomy in 2017. At first from Mangum, Oklahoma, the OSU alumnus reported Stillwater is a specific location the place he married his spouse and obtained the education that launched his vocation.

“The workforce of fantastic workers and faculty in the section of plant and soil sciences is a cohesive and welcoming group, and I glimpse forward to supporting and championing their endeavours,” Thomason stated. “As people have congratulated me on the information, ‘welcome home’ has been quite suitable.”

OSU Agriculture is devoted to improving upon the quality of lifetime of Oklahomans via science-primarily based facts and training. It is comprised of the Ferguson College or university of Agriculture and two condition companies: OSU Ag Exploration and OSU Extension.