Naeem Kalwar, North Dakota State University
Naeem has been working as an Extension Area Specialist in Soil Health for North Dakota State University since March 2012. He is based at the Langdon Research Extension Center.
Naeem is part of the NDSU “Soil Health Initiative Group” tasked with helping producers solve their soil health issues. His primary priorities include increasing awareness regarding soil salinity, sodicity, high water-tables and rapidly declining soil organic matter levels. He also helps producers implement remediation practices.
Naeem received his first Masters in Soil Science from Sindh Agriculture University in Tandojam, Sindh, Pakistan and served as a Technical Services Officer with Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd from August 1995 through May 2006, before immigrating to Canada. Prior to joining NDSU, Naeem completed his second Masters in Land Resource Science at University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences. He completed his degree in 2010.
Extension Area Specialist/Soil Health
Langdon Research Extension Center
9280 107th Avenue NE
Langdon, ND 58249
(701) 256-2582, ext. 113
(701) 370-0209 (Cell)
(701) 256-2580 (Fax)
Tom Scherer, North Dakota State University
Tom Scherer was raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota. He served six years in the US Navy and obtained bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
From 1980 to 1983 he worked for the State of Minnesota as a public health Engineer. From 1987 to 1991 he was an assistant professor and irrigation specialist with the University of Arizona.
In 1991, he began working for the NDSU Extension. He is responsible for leadership and development of statewide educational programs involving irrigation systems and management, onsite wastewater (septic) systems, private water delivery and treatment systems, drainage, and water resource management.
Tom Scherer, PhD
Extension Agricultural Engineer and Associate Professor
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND