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About Andrew W. Lenssen

Andrew “Andy” Lenssen has over 18 years experience leading collaborative, interdisciplinary team projects investigating diversified, intensified cropping systems and their influences on wheat, pulse (annual legumes), cool- and warm-season oilseed, corn, and annual forage productivity and quality, water and nitrogen use and balances, and weeds, insects, and diseases, and potential environmental and economic benefits.
He was employed with USDA, Agricultural Research Service, at Sidney, Montana as lead scientist for dryland research from 2003 to 2011. Prior to locating in Sidney, he was with the Department of Entomology at Montana State University from 1994 to 2003.
An important part of Andy’s program has been to extend to growers, Extension, and agricultural industry personnel science-based research results and increase adoption rates of improved management and crop production practices.
Andy has three degrees in agronomy, a BS from Cornell University and MS and PhD from Kansas State University. Prior to entering graduate school, he managed an irrigated farm and ranch with cow-calf and stocker operations in New Mexico. Andy started with ISU in October 2012.
His appointment with ISU includes research, teaching, Extension, and undergraduate advising.


Present Associate Professor, Iowa State University Department of Agronomy

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Contact Information

1405 Agronomy Hall
716 Farm House Ln
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-1060


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