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Plant scientist joins James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center

A scientist specializing in agronomy and cropping systems is joining the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle.

Carrie Eberle began Monday, Feb. 1.

SAREC is part of the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station housed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Eberle has been studying alternative crops during her postdoctoral work in Minnesota.

“A big focus has been on how we can use agriculture to better provide ecosystem services like reducing soil erosion and providing benefits to pollinator health while still maintaining strong economic value to the farmer,” said Eberle, who received her B.S. in biology and horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in plant sciences from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Eberle is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences in the college.

She said she believes much of her work in Minnesota looking at soil and water quality and agroecosystems is directly applicable in Wyoming.

“I am excited to work with the growers to start to exploring alternative cropping systems that are going to provide economic opportunity and be more sustainable for the area,” she said.

–UW Extension