Department of Agronomy

2004 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6101
785-532-6094 fax

Stewart Duncan

Duncan,  Stewart

Associate Professor | Agronomist

Northeast Area Extension Office
1701 Throckmorton Ctr.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS  66506
Phone: 785-532-5833
Fax: 785-532-5887
sduncan@ksu.edu
 
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Biography and Education

Biography

Dr. Stu Duncan is a lifelong Kansan, having made the transition from growing up on a small farmstead in southern Osage County, Kansas, to Extension specialist in the Agronomy Department at K-State. Along the way, he received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Agronomy at K-State.

As the Northeast Area Crops and Soils Specialist, he has a wide-ranging responsibility involving all types of crop production and environmental protection practices in this diverse area of the state.

His main area of emphasis, however, is not any one certain crop or agroecosystem, but county agent development. Dr. Duncan served as a county Extension agent from 1978-1986, which helps him identify closely with the county agents in his area. The most important part of his job is helping agents develop professionally and maintain subject matter competency so that they may deliver the strongest possible program to their clientele. That’s how he believes he can have the greatest impact on Kansas agriculture.

Dr. Duncan views his responsibility as a two-way street. He interacts with research faculty and state Extension specialists, then transfers the applicable pieces of this information to local agents and into scientifically valid on-farm trials within the counties. Equally important is bringing the local knowledge of the agents and the concerns of their clinetele back to the research faculty so they can work on practical solutions.

The best part of being an area Extension specialist is having the opportunity to help people and have an impact on their lives, he says. This applies to both younger Extension agents just getting started as well as the more experienced agents, and agricultural producers and landowners in his area.

Aside from his Extension work, Dr. Duncan likes to spend time with his wife and family, and in church-related activities. He enjoys outdoor activities, particularly hunting and fishing, and reading American and world history.

Education

Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1991

Staff and Students

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Research

As the Northeast Area Crops and Soils Specialist, Dr. Stewart Duncan has a wide-ranging responsibility involving all types of crop production and environmental protection practices in this diverse area of the state. Research interests include developing cotton production program past variety testing, developing the entire cotton industry, including cottonseed processing and use, and continuing the spread of cropping systems demonstrations and research farms into the counties he services.

  • Develop Cotton Production program past Variety Testing.
  • Develop entire cotton industry, including cottonseed processing and use.
  • Continue spread of cropping systems demonstration and research farms into half of the counties I service.
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Teaching

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