Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
Interview with Matt Ruark
In September of 2008, the University of Wisconsin was pleased to welcome Dr. Matt Ruark as the new Extension Soil Scientist and Assistant Professor of Nutrient Management.
Dr. Ruark has already participated in many events such as the Wisconsin Crop Management Conference; the 2008 Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meetings; and the Northern Ag Safari. He earned his BS and MS degrees from the University of Minnesota (1999, 2002) and received his Ph.D. from Purdue University (2006). His previous research has focused on nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon cycling and losses from agricultural systems. He has been involved with a wide range of research projects from sugar beet production systems in southern Minnesota, to corn and soybean systems in Indiana, to rice production systems in northern California.