Special to the E-T

Dr. Jim Muir has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.

The society was founded in 1907 and includes agricultural researchers, teachers and professionals from around the globe. Dr. Muir is a forage and bioenergy researcher at Texas AgriLife Research Center at Stephenville, one of 13 research centers throughout Texas and a branch of the Texas A&M University System.

After receiving his doctorate from the University of Florida, Dr. Muir worked for 10 years in Mozambique, Africa before moving to Stephenville in 1997. In the last 10 years, Dr. Muir has published over 80 articles in 30 different national and international scientific journals, has co-authored three book chapters, and presented invited talks on his research to audiences in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and, of course, North America. As an adjunct professor at Tarleton State University and Texas A&M University Dr. Muir has mentored nearly 20 graduate students.