A New Name and a Broader Mission
The National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment replaces the National Soil Tilth Laboratory. This renaming was done to broaden the mission and to more properly indicate the scope of research that was been conducted within the laboratory as part of the ARS family of research sites.
Hatfield Named K-State Alumni Fellow
In February 2011, Jerry L. Hatfield, Laboratory Director at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, was selected as one of 12 distinguished Kansas State University Alumni Fellows. The Fellows were chosen based on their high levels of professional accomplishment and distinguished service in their respective careers. Hatfield earned his bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Kansas State University in 1971, his master’s degree in agronomy at the University of Kentucky in 1972, and his Ph.D. in agricultural climatology from Iowa State University in 1975.