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Neil Wayne Widstrom

Neil Wayne Widstrom, American agricultural geneticst. Achievements include over 25 releases of germplasm for corn and sorghum; research in resistance to insects and resistance to contamination by aflatoxin in corn and sorghum.

Background

  • Widstrom, Neil Wayne was born on November 11, 1933 in Hecla, South Dakota, United States. Son of John William and Tena (Frohling) Widstrom.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, South Dakota State University, 1962.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Genetics Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1963-1964. Research geneticist United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Tifton, Georgia, since 1964.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include over 25 releases of germplasm for corn and sorghum. Research in resistance to insects and resistance to contamination by aflatoxin in corn and sorghum.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Editorial board Crop Science Society of America Journal, 1986-1992.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Chairman board directors Brother Charlie Rescue Center, Tifton, since 1989. Board directors Meals on Wheels, Tifton. Board governors Lutheran Laymen's League, 1970-1990, 93—.

    With United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1954-1958. Fellow American Society Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America. Member Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Rose Elder, September 4, 1960. Children: Gerald Allen, Jeffrey Lee.
    • father: John William Widstrom
    • mother: Tena (Frohling) Widstrom
    • spouse: Virginia Rose Elder
    • children: Gerald Allen Widstrom
    • Jeffrey Lee Widstrom
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    Born November 11, 1933
    Nationality
    • 1959
      South Dakota State University
    • 1962
      South Dakota State University
    • 1963 - 1964
      Postdoctoral fellow, Genetics Department
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1964
      research geneticist United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service
      Tifton, Georgia, United States