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Neil Douglas Nelson, American biotechnologist. Iowa State University scholar, 1964-1966; Fulbright Postgraduate scholar Australian National University, 1968-1969; Fulbright Postdoctoral fellow, 1975-1976; recipient Wood award Forest Products Research Society, 1973, United States Department of Agriculture Certs. of Merit and Appreciation, 1978, 84, 85.


Nelson, Neil Douglas was born on September 22, 1944 in Yankton, S.D. Son of Kermit Raymond and Kathryn Joanne (Jensen) Nelson.


Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Iowa State University, 1966. Master of Science in Soil Science, University Wisconsin, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Physiology, University Wisconsin, 1973.


Wood scientist United States Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, 1971-1977. Research plant physiologist, project leader Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Rhinelander, 1977-1982, program leader, 1983-1985. President, chief executive officer Forgene, Inc., since 1986, also board directors.


  • Other Work

    • Received landmark patent on tree United States Patent Office, 1994.


Baptists can be referred to as the ‘people of the Book’, because the Bible gives time proven principles of living for every area of life, including marriage, child rearing, family, relationships, finances, and spiritual living.


God, in His permissive will, may allow political leaders, both in biblical times and the present day, to enact policies that are opposed to His revealed will.


Every Christians should study the Bible that contains a variety of inspirational and thoughtful ideas in the field of history, law, and poetry.


Contributor articles to professional journals. Member Poplar Council United States, Society of America Foresters, The Advancement Sound Science Coalition, Rotary, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Jazz, racquetball, hunting, fishing, skiing.


Married Julie Ellen Berndt, June 27, 1981. Children: Chad Matthew, Greer Alexa, Emma Gabrielle.

Kermit Raymond Nelson

Kathryn Joanne (Jensen) Nelson

Julie Ellen Berndt

Chad Matthew Nelson

Greer Alexa Nelson

Emma Gabrielle Nelson