A retirement reception for Roger Elmore, professor of agronomy and horticulture, is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 28 at the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall.
Cake will be served and a program will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friends and colleagues may sign an online guest book.
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 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. “His expertise will be greatly missed.”
Elmore has a long history of applied crop production research and extension programs focused on maintaining or increasing crop production, profitability and water-use efficiency by seeking and demonstrating environmentally sound production practices.
His focus has been on research and developing, teaching and extending timely and pertinent crop management information for farmers, agribusiness, extension personnel and students.
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.
“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 will be retiring from a full-time, tenured position and transitioning to a special appointment.
Following this, he and his wife Ann have tentative plans to move to northwest Arkansas to be closer to their three children, their spouses and six grandchildren.