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But really, he counts his start with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture as an hourly worker while still an undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas.
Bacon retired Jan. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the U of A, then earned his doctoral degree in agronomy, specializing in crop breeding, at the Perdue University. With his Ph. In addition to breeding wheat, oats and canola, Bacon carried a heavy teaching load in Bumpers College, and he found his association with his students as rewarding as his research.
Bacon expresses a sense of pride on those occasions when he'd encounter former students at a conference and see how successful they'd become in their field. But he said students also became a measure of when to move on. Nathan Slaton, associate vice president for agriculture and assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, will serve as interim department head for crop, soil and environmental sciences. The academic program has grown since Bacon became department head, Slaton said.
Karen Moldenhauer rice breeder at the division's Rice Research and Extension Center was the only woman. The department of agronomy was renamed the department of crop, soil and environmental sciences to reflect more diverse research and academic programs.
It was always on my mind that I wanted our research and teaching programs to remain relevant. Looking back over his year career, Bacon can see dramatic changes in technology.
John Gilmore a former faculty member told me, 'You should really get a computer. If I need a computer there's one in the computer lab. Bacon said his career was buoyed by great mentors, like Bobby Wells, who drove the experiment station's early rice research, and Chuck Caviness, crop breeder who developed ArkSoy, the division's first soybean variety adapted to grow in Arkansas.
Since retiring, Bacon said he has been adjusting to not living by a clock. He and his wife, Dian, intend to continue living in Fayetteville. Slaton said a national search is planned for a new department head for crop, soil and environmental sciences. In the meantime, Slaton is developing a strategic hiring plan to fill research and teaching faculty positions left vacant by recent retirements. About the Division of Agriculture: The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices.
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