Mark S. Reiter, of Painter, Virginia, will receive the SSSA Early Career Professional Award in November at The Soil Science Society of America’s annual meeting in November 2015. Reiter is associate professor and Extension specialist of soils and nutrient management at the Virginia Tech Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Reiter received a B.S. from Virginia Tech, an M.S. from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. He strives to increase grain, oilseed, fiber, and vegetable productivity by increasing efficiency to reduce the overall environmental footprint of production.
Reiter has authored 15 peer-reviewed publications, more than 150 Extension publications, abstracts, and other reports, and holds one U.S. Patent. He has presented locally, nationally, and internationally and has presented over 175 presentations and workshops to Extension clientele. In addition to serving on many committees at Virginia Tech, he is active in the Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, and currently serves as President of the Southern Regional Branch of ASA.
The SSSA Early Career Professional Award recognizes professionals who have made an outstanding contribution in Soil Science within seven years of completing their final degree (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.). The award consists of a certificate and $1,000 honorarium.