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August 30, 2013
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K-State’s Rogers Honored for Work in Agricultural Water Resources Management


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Professor is Co-Founder of K-State’s Mobile Irrigation Lab
                                         

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University professor of biological and agricultural engineering Danny Rogers, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. He was honored at the annual ASABE International Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., in July.

Rogers, who has given many presentations addressing water resource management in his 36 years at K-State, is an agricultural engineer with K-State Research and Extension. He, along with K-State professor and colleague Gary Clark, was co-founder of the Kansas State University Mobile Irrigation Lab, designed to address reduced irrigation water availability.

Rogers and Clark also developed KanSched, the crop water use-based irrigation scheduling program, which was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kansas. KanSched is now also used in seven other states.

“Rogers is recognized as an authority in physical on-farm evaluation testing of center pivot sprinklers,” the ASABE said in announcing the award. “These evaluation tests have reduced sprinkler nozzle misapplications and have led to greatly improved on-farm usage in Kansas and other neighboring states, through educational and training activities.”

He helped develop Farm*A*Syst and Home*A*Syst educational programming for domestic wellhead protection and worked with the Kansas Farm Bureau in plugging abandoned wells across Kansas, which increases safety and helps keep contaminants from entering underground aquifers.   

Rogers was one of 13 individuals named ASABE fellows this year.

To be considered for the grade of ASABE Fellow, an individual must demonstrate unusual professional distinction, with outstanding qualifications and experience in the field of agricultural engineering. Only about two percent of the active members of ASABE have achieved the grade of Fellow, according to ASABE.

The ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food and biological systems. Its members come from more than 100 countries.

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Story by: Mary Lou Peter
mlpeter@ksu.edu
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ASABE – 269-429-0300 or hq@asabe.org - www.asabe.org; Danny Rogers – 785-532-2933 or drogers@ksu.edu