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Washington State University - Puyallup Organic Farming Systems and Nutrient Management

Andy Bary

Senior Scientific Assistant, Retired
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Washington State University Puyallup



M.S. in Agronomy, Washington State University, 1986.
B.S. in Plant Science, University of Idaho, 1979.
A.A.S. in Agronomy and Environmental Protection, Alfred Agricultural and Technical College, 1977.

Recent Professional Employment:

1995-2021: Scientific Assistant, Washington State University – Puyallup.
Conduct research related to grant funded activities in agricultural utilization of different byproducts including biosolids, composts and animal wastes. Responsibilities include research program priorities, development, design, preparation of grant proposals, management of grant budgets, statistical analyses, and supervise field research and time-slip personnel. Communicate with grantors regarding progress and direction of research.

1990-1995: Agricultural Research Technologist, Washington State University – Puyallup.
Assist in development of Cooperative Extension programs in organic byproduct management, soils and water quality. Manage field research on land application of biosolids, animal wastes, and composts. Supervise laboratory and field labor. Conduct on-farm research. Organize and analyze research data using spreadsheets, databases, graphics and statistical computer software.

Recent Professional Activities in Crop Production and Organics Recycling:

Washington Organic Recycling Council. I serve as a board member on an organization of composters, government regulators, local governments and universities promoting advocacy and information relating to organics recycling in Washington.
Northwest Biosolids Management Association. I serve as an advisor to local and state agencies on biosolids land application and utilization in crop production.

Food and Farm Connection Team. A team of western Washington Cooperative Extension agents and specialist. The mission of the team is to enhance sustainable community food and farm systems through education, research and partnerships.


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