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Darrel S. Metcalfe Student Manuscript Contest

The Darrel S. Metcalfe Student Manuscript Contest provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students interested in agronomy, crop science, and/or soil science an opportunity to gain experience in researching, organizing, and writing articles for publication.

2016 Documents will be posted by March 15.

Submission Instructions

Submit your manuscript online through our award system. It's a short form that will allow you to upload your manuscript after entering a few details. Choose "self nomination" as your option. If you have any questions about the submission system please contact Emily Fuger efuger@sciencesocieties.org or (608)268-4949. 

Submit your manuscript now.

2014 Manuscript Winners

1st place: Kathryn Hoemann - Iowa State

2nd: Nikki Stehr - UW River Falls,

3rd: Nathan Hankes - UW River Falls

2013 Winners

1st Place:  Nick Bulter-Lapointe from University of Maryland
College Park "Grazing livestock to increase soil carbon and nitrogen"

2nd place:   Alexandra Welch from University of Maryland, College Park
"Termites increase soil productivity in semi-arid and arid tropics" 

3rd place:   Lindsey Rushford, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Soil properties and soybean yield in a catena in south central Wisconsin" 

2012 Winners

1st Place:  Tim Von Thun -University of Maryland
"Nutrient Exchange through Hyphae in Intercropping Systems Affects Yields"

2nd Place: Peter Lynagh -University of Maryland, College Park
"Mesophytic Root Responses to O2"

3rd Place: Jarai Carter -University of Illinois
"Who’s Trending in Agriculture? A Look at Social Media"