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Alfalfa County’s Doug McMurtrey Named a 2012 OSU Master Agronomist

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:00:45 CDT

Alfalfa County’s Doug McMurtrey Named a 2012 OSU Master Agronomist
Alfalfa County’s Doug McMurtrey has been named a 2012 Master Agronomist by Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

The award was initiated in 1947 and recognizes Oklahoma producers who actively participate in agronomic education programs and contribute valuable public service through their efforts in soil conservation, range management or crop production.

“Doug McMurtrey has been a cooperating partner with division scientists and OSU Cooperative Extension specialists and educators for 13 years, helping to make official OSU agronomic recommendations for the area as accurate as humanly possible,” said Hailin Zhang, interim head of the OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.

The ability to make accurate recommendations is enhanced by OSU being able to conduct research on specific growing conditions for an area of the state, often on the land of Oklahoma producers who donate resources for variety trials.

A cow-calf producer as well as a farmer, McMurtrey’s crop production system includes wheat, grain sorghum, soybeans, alfalfa and a variety of cover crops during fallow periods. He has hosted a number of OSU grain sorghum and soybean performance trials on his operation.

“Mr. McMurtrey has been a county leader in the adoption of no-till practices, and he was one of the first cooperators to allow OSU Cooperative Extension specialists to utilize the rainmaker machines to evaluate the effects of a simple raindrop and how damaging those raindrops can be when they come during a time when soils are vulnerable,” Zhang said.

McMurtrey and his wife Dawn are active in the community, and are members of the First Baptist Church of Cherokee. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Alfalfa County Soil Conservation District and the Alfalfa County Electric Cooperative, and previously served on the board of directors for the Alfalfa County Fair.


   

 

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