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What Can a Soil Test Do For You


Christ Augustin

During the February Wheat Show in Williston, you can see Christ Augustin who works as an Area Extension Specialist/Soil Health at North Central Research Extension Center in Minot, ND.

Christ Augustin grew up near the town of Crystal, ND where he worked on the family farm. It was here that Chris gained his love of agriculture and respect of the land while helping out with small grains, sugar beets and potatoes. After high school, he went on to college at NDSU where he earned his B.S. and M.S. in Natural Resources Management, emphasizing Soil Science. During his time at NDSU, Chris was very active in school and held leadership positions in many organizations.

In the spring of 2008, Chris moved to Carrington, ND to work for NDSU Extension service as a Nutrient Management Specialist. Here, he worked with farmers' and ranchers' fertility programs and consulted them on environmental issues.

March of 2012, Chris Augustin moved to Minot where he now hopes to help farmers improve their soil resources. He is excited to improve North Dakota's soil by educating producers, technical service providers, and others on current and emerging soil management practices. *information for this article was provided by the NDSU Extension Office in Williston, ND


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