About Us

Fisher Delta Research Center Team

The Fisher Delta Research Center is made up of faculty, staff and volunteers, and donors who work together to make it the best it can be.

Director — Aaron Brandt — (ab55nd@missouri.edu)
Assistant Superintendent — Keith Birmingham (birminghamk@missouri.edu)
— Tina Clark (clarktr@missouri.edu)

Soybean Breeder — Pengyin Chen (chenpe@missouri.edu)
Weed Science — Jim Heiser (HeiserJ@missouri.edu)
Irrigation Management — Earl Vories, USDA-ARS Agricultural Engineer (earl.vories@usda.gov)


Research Centers exist to support and facilitate the total research program of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station system. As such, they are an integral part of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station and unique contributors to MU’s comprehensive land-grant responsibility.

We have a common goal of conducting high quality research that will respond to the needs of Missouri citizens, maintain and enhance our natural resource base, support a vital food and fiber system and help keep Missouri producers competitive.

We will work with University extension, state and federal agencies and Missouri agribusiness to support a reliable, safe supply of quality food supplied in a sustainable, profitable manner.

For images of Fisher Delta Research Center, visit CAFNR’s Flickr site.

Advisory Board

Chairman: Jason Bean

Barry Bean Charles Kruse Rep. Don Rone*
Allen Below Senator Doug Libla* Justin Rone
David Blakemore Tim Martin Micah Rone
Dustin Boatwright Kim Mayberry-Holifield Peter Rost
Chris Chinn* Jason Mayer Allen Rowland
Alex Clark Judge Robert N. Mayer* Congressman Jason Smith*
Laura Collins Rep. Andrew McDaniel* Robert Smith
Paul T. Combs Patrick McHaney Thomas Stillman
Robert Cook Byron Medlin Matt Stone
Paul Crysler Baughn Merideth Patrick Turnage
Rance Daniels Wendell Minson Whitey Wallace
Jeff Davis Ryan Moorer Lee Watkins
Charles Earnest Aaron Porter Gary Wheeler
Jake Fisher Chris Porter
Larry Garrett John Raines *Denotes Ex Officio Members
Blake Gerard Rep. Holly Rehder*
Russ Hoggard Lee Richardson