Matt Ruark receives Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award

UnknownMatt Ruark, an associate professor in the Department of Soil Science, was recently selected to receive a Vilas Faculty Early Career Investigator Award. The award provides $100,000 in flexible research funds over two academic years.

Ruark’s research interests include understanding carbon and nitrogen cycling in dairy production systems, evaluating nitrogen fertilizer sources to improve production and efficiency while reducing impacts to surface and groundwater, and evaluating the benefits of cover crops for crop production and soil health.

He is an affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Agroecology Program, and he serves as a faculty advisor for UW Discovery Farms and the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association.