Dryland Organic Agriculture in the PNW:
Meeting Opportunities and Challenges
A special symposium of the 2011 Tilth Producers of Washington Conference
Speaker Bio - Rich Koenig
Dr. Koenig is an associate professor/extension specialist and chairman of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Washington State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in natural resource management from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and a Ph.D. degree in soil fertility and plant nutrition from Washington State University. Between 1995 and 2003, Dr. Koenig was an assistant and then associate professor and extension specialist at Utah State University. In this capacity, he was responsible for research and extension programming in soil fertility and nutrient management for dryland and irrigated cropping systems, as well as urban soil quality and management. He also taught soil science. Prior to assuming the role of Department Chair at WSU, he was responsible for developing and leading research and extension programs in soil fertility and nutrient management for dryland cropping systems in eastern Washington.