James Floyd Parr Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Washington State University, 1952. Master of Science in Agriculture, Purdue University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture, Purdue University, l96l.
Agriculture extension agent, Washington State University, Ephrata, l953-54; agriculture extension agent, Montana State University, Great Falls, l954-55; chemist, California Department Water Resources, Sacramento, l957-58; instructor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, l958-6l; postdoctoral fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, l96l-63; research microbiologist, Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, l963-67; research leader soil and water pollution unit Agricultural Research Svc.,, USDA, Baton Rouge, l967-75; supervisory microbiologist for waste management, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland., l975-84; national program leader for dryland agriculture, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland., l984-. Consultant on agricultural development in semiarid regions Agency for International Development, Washington, l984-.
With United States Navy, l946-48. Fellow American Society Agronomy (associate editor l973-84), Soil Science Society of America (associate editor l974-76).
Married Carol C. Parr, August 29, l964 (divorced November l986). Children: Lauren Melissa, James Floyd. Married Sharon B. Hornick, May 22, l987.