Mike Daniels

University of Arkansas
United States

Dr. Mike Daniels is a Distinguished Professor of Extension Soil and Water Conservation for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service. During his twenty-seven years of service, Dr. Daniels has developed and implemented innovative Extension programs as well as conducted applied research to help agricultural producers and conservation professionals address soil- and water-related issues facing agriculture. His program has emphasized the development of partners to work collectively to increase the knowledge and application of soil and water conservation practices to improve water quality, soil health, increase irrigation water use efficiency and reduce nutrient losses in runoff. He co-founded and currently serves as Director of the Arkansas Discovery Farms program where the impact of agricultural practices on soil and water resources are documented on private farms and agricultural producers are included in the solution process. He also co-leads the Arkansas Soil Health Extension Team and served as Chair of SERA-46, a workgroup of land-grant universities from 13 States in the Mississippi river basin that works with the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force. He has held several leadership positions with state, regional and national professional organizations. He has published over 100 Extension publications and several research publications while delivering over 400 presentations to Extension audiences.