Craig Ramsey

United States Department of Agriculture, USA

Craig Ramsey received an A.S. degree in forest management from Paul Smith’s College in New York, NY, USA in 1974, and went on to receive a B.S. degree from the University of Idaho in 1976. He joined the Peace Corps in 1979 and served as a volunteer in the Fiji Islands as a logging trainer. In 1986 he earned his non-thesis M.S. degree in forest management from Yale University. He started his Doctoral Program at Auburn University in 1996 and graduated in 2000 with an interdisciplinary weed science degree from the Department of Agronomy and Soils and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. He worked as a Postdoc. Research Associate with the University of Florida, Milton campus from 2001 to 2004, where his studies focused on cogon grass control, agroforestry, longleaf restoration, and weed control for pine plantations. Since 2004 Ramsey has worked for USDA-APHIS in Fort Collins, CO, USA as an agronomist with the Center for Plant Health Science and Technology lab. His primary duties involve biosecurity and crop safety for domestic and international agricultural trade. Current projects include waste disposal technology for USA ports and border stations, equipment and facility decontamination, soil sanitation, and genetic barcoding for prohibited plants.

Biography Updated on 16 October 2012

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