USDA-ARS Scientist and Crop Science Faculty Named Fellow
Phillip Owens serves on the Graduate Student Committee for Bumpers College students and works with CSES scientists to work at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, a research arm of the U of A System Division of Agriculture. are doing
Phillip Owens, research leader and research soil scientist at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Boonville, has been named a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America.
Up to 0.3% of the Association’s Active and Honorary Members may be elected Fellows. He will be honored at his SSSA/American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of American Joint Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland in November.
Owens is an internationally recognized authority on digital soil mapping with a focus on data-driven management. He has authored 126 of his publications and holds one patent. In addition to his work at USDA-ARS and advancing its research missions, he is active in his SSSA, the American Geophysical Union, and the International Soil Science Union.
Owens has received numerous invitations to present his research at national and international conferences. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences at the College of Dale He Bumpers in Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences. In his role in the department, Owens serves on the Graduate Student Committee and works with CSES scientists, the research arm of the U of A System Division of Agriculture, where he works with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Owens holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science and a Master’s degree in Crop, Soil and Environmental Science, each with a focus on Soil Science. She holds a BA in Pedology from Texas A&M University.
Prior to his USDA-ARS appointment, he was a Tri-Societies Congressional Science Fellow in the office of Senator Blanche Lincoln.
The Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center conducts research to implement new practices and technologies that help small farms become more profitable and sustainable.
SSSA is an international scientific association that facilitates the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain the global soil. Home to over 6,000 members and over 800 accredited professionals who advance the field of soil science, it is responsible for crop production, environmental quality, forestry, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, urban use, Provides information on soils relevant to mining and reclamation. , and many closely related scientific and applied fields.
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