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Officially a Doctor

As of May 10, 2014 I am officially a doctor. After ten years of college I’m finally officially finished and now am a doctor of philosophy in soil science. It feels great to be finished. I want to give a … Continue reading

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Top-Ranked Priority Research Questions for Soil Science in the 21st Century

In 2012 and 2013 I had the privilege to work with a fantastic group of graduate students on a project focused on identifying the top-ranked priority research questions for soil science in the 21st century. It was a great learning … Continue reading

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New Job!

Hello everyone, As many of the followers of ColbyDigsSoil.com know, I’ve been working on my PhD in soil science at NC State for a while now. I’ll be finishing up in December, so I’ve been in the midst a thorough job … Continue reading

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SWCS: Time Well Spent

Tonight the Soil and Water Conservation Society at NCSU (the NCSU student chapter of the SWCS) held our 2013 officer elections. For the first time since 2006 (seven years) I am not an officer or board member of the SWCS, or any affiliated … Continue reading

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Test Time!

Hey everyone. I am in the middle of taking my PhD preliminary exams so I won’t be able to write a blog post until the end of January. I plans for my next couple of posts include a post on … Continue reading

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Soil and Water Stewardship Week

This is just a quick post for today. June 29 through May 6 is Soil and Water Stewardship Week, as declared by the governors of Iowa (my home state) and Oklahoma in their respective states. The Conservation Blogger (the blog … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Ag!

A few months ago, a “writer” by the name of Terrance Loose wrote a piece for Yahoo Education entitled College Majors That Are Useless, and in that article listed several majors that are anything but useless. On that list agriculture, … Continue reading

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