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Iowa State Graduate Enters USDA Science Hall of Fame
Nutrient management is a large focus this year from the private and public sectors and a lot of the problems farmers face are buried in the soil. Director of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Dr. Jerry Hatfield, conducts research in Ames at Iowa State University. On September 10, he was put into the ARS Science Hall of Fame, which recognizes researchers for outstanding, lifelong achievements in agricultural science and technology. Winners of the award need to demonstrate an impact from their research, Hatfield did that through studying soil. He has worked since 1975 on how agriculture, the environment, and weather intersect.