Roger Elmore’s research and extension activities focus on developing more sustainable agricultural production systems. His research program involves developing cropping systems that increase water use efficiency and farm profitability. His goal is to provide timely and relevant information to producers, agribusiness, extension personnel and students to help them employ crop production practices that will lead to maximum yield and optimal water use. He co-leads a cover crop research project supported by the Nebraska Soybean Board and the Nebraska Corn Board.
Elmore was previously employed with the University of Nebraska for 24 years, and also served as a consultant for various organizations across the globe. He was worked on projects in Ghana, China, Argentina and Puerto Rico. Most recently, he was a corn extension specialist at Iowa State University.
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and an active member of several professional organizations including the Crop Science Society of America and the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association.
He holds a doctorate in international agronomy and a master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Illinois.