Dr. Tom Thompson is Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor of Agronomy at Virginia Tech. He earned B.S. , M.S. , and Ph.D. degrees in agronomy and soil science. He was an academic department head at two universities, including Virginia Tech. He has published >50 refereed journal articles and garnered more than $9.7 million in extramural funding in support of research and outreach on efficient use of irrigation water and nutrients in cropping systems. He spent a sabbatical leave in Israel during 2004.His recent research and outreach have focused on the adoption of conservation agriculture practices in smallholder farming systems of Haiti and Senegal. He is a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, and the Food Systems Leadership Institute. As Associate Dean and Director, he is responsible for advancing the college missions of learning, discovery, and engagement across the globe.
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