Wolt Named Fellow of Agronomy Society

Jeff Wolt, Iowa State University agronomy professor, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). The award was presented at the 2004 annual meetings of ASA, Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 in Seattle. ASA selected 28 individuals, based on their achievements and service, to receive this honor this year. Wolt is a biotechnology risk analyst in the Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP). He earned his bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University and his master’s and doctorate degrees at Auburn University. His research and extension responsibilities center on methods for assessing and communicating risk for the purpose of public policy decision-making. His current focus is on risk factors surrounding genetically modified crops. BIGMAP is a recently established institute at Iowa State devoted to developing tools and communicating approaches for the science-based evaluation of the risks and benefits of genetically modified agricultural products to consumers and the environment. ASA, CSSA and SSSA are professional/scientific and educational organizations helping their more than 11,000 members advance in their disciplines.