Faculty

Joe Touchton
Professor & Head

Contact Information:

201 Funchess Hall
334-844-3952
touchjt@auburn.edu

Selected Publications
 

Education :
Ph.D., 1977, University of Illinois (Soil Fertility)
MS, 1974, University of Georgia (Soil Fertility)
BS, 1969, University of Georgia (Agronomy)

Professional Experience:
1985 : Professor, Auburn University
1980 : Associate Professor, Auburn University
1977 : Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

Professional Activities:
Activities are currently 100% administrative or administrative related activities and do not have an on going research program. Generally average between 15 to 25 presentations per year but most of these are general overviews of the department or specific programs within the department and/or college. I organize one major 3 day workshop for the certified crop advisors each year and help other groups such as the Alabama Crop Management Association and Alabama Feed and Grain Association organize meetings. Occasionally, I give extension presentations in fertilizer management.

Honors and Awards:
  • Director's Research Award, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, 1983
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University , 1984, 1987
  • Honorary Member Award, National Fertilizers Solutions Association, 1986
  • Werner I. Nelson Award, Fluid Fertilizer Association, 1989
  • Fellow, American Society of Agronomy, 1994
  • Fred Clearway Award, Alabama Crop Management Also. for service to Alabama Agriculture. 1996
  • Pioneer Award, National Resource Conservation Service, 2001
Professional Societies Membership:
  • Chairman, development committee for the "Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Studies" for graduate programs, Auburn University, 1994-1995
  • Member, development committee for the Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary Curricula in Environmental Science, Auburn University, 2000-2001.
  • Member, Program Priorities, Auburn University, 1995-1996
  • Member, Wiregrass Regional Res. and Extension Advisory board, ACES, 1999-present
  • Chairman, Site Review for LISA & SAME Grant Progress - Arkansas , Louisiana , and Mississippi , 1990
  • Chairman, Agricultural Research Programs, North Mississippi Research and Extension Center , 1993
  • Member, Grant Review, Fate and Mobility of Contaminants in Soils and Ground Water, EPA, 1996
  • Member, Fellows Selection Committee, Soil Science Society of America , 2001-2003.
  • Chairman, Ceiba-Geigy Award, American Society of Agronomy, 1994-95.
  • Member, National Policy Committee, Certified Crop Advisors, 1992-1999.
   
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