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Arnall named American Society of Agronomy Fellow

Friday, August 25, 2023

Brian Arnall


The American Society of Agronomy has awarded Brian Arnall, an Oklahoma State University faculty member, with a 2023 ASA Fellowship, the highest recognition bestowed by the organization.


Arnall is a professor in the OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and an OSU Extension specialist for precision nutrient management. He is internationally recognized for his work on nitrogen fertilization using sensor technologies.


ASA Fellowship awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service and research. Up to 3% of the society’s active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow.


Arnall has published 77 peer-reviewed publications and helped acquire $60 million worth of grant funding for OSU with over $4.3 million directly supporting his program. He has given 752 presentations to audiences of over 50,000 in total. He maintains four websites, multiple social media accounts and a blog related to nutrient management. Arnall teaches courses in soil nutrient management and precision agriculture and has chaired committees for 27 graduate students. He currently chairs eight active graduates. 


Arnall is involved with multiple professional committees, such as the ASA, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America. He is also the incoming editor of the Agrosystems Geosciences and Environment journal.

“Since I came to OSU 20 years ago, I have been looking at a third-floor conference room wall that has photos of all of the plant and soil sciences faculty who have received Fellow,” Arnall said. “Those individuals were not only my mentors, but they were people I looked up to as leaders of the scientific community. It’s honestly hard for me to believe that I was nominated for Fellow, much less awarded the honor.”

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