Samuel Hahn

Master of Science – Soil Science

Thesis / Dissertation:  Winter Cover Crop Management in Organic Flue-Cured Tobacco

Honors / Awards:

  • 2019 recipient of the Willie Woltz Award for graduate students advancing soil science, education, and service to agriculture
  • 1st prize in the Organic management poster presentation at the 2019 tri-societies conference in San Antonio

Advisor:  Alex Woodley

Graduate Committee:
Dr. Alex Woodley
Dr. Matthew Vann
Dr. Deanna Osmond

Research Summary:
Could leguminous cover crops like hairy vetch, winter pea, and crimson clover be integrated into the nitrogen management regime necessary for producing high value organic tobacco?

Publications and Presentations:
Poster presentation ”Evaluating Leguminous Nitrogen Effects on Yield and Value of Organic Flue-Cured Tobacco in Eastern North Carolina” at 2019 ASA CSSA SSSA Conference in San Antonio.

I plan to use my degree to:
Research and question (perhaps as a PhD student) ways to make food and farming more sustainable in our changing world.

What I enjoyed most about my experience in Crop and Soil Sciences at NC State was:
The people! The Williams Hall family will be missed.

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were:
My committee, my wife, my dog.

Now that I have graduated, I’m most looking forward to:
Utilizing my time at NCSU to continue my educational, research, and professional goals.

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