Dr. Chris Baxter is a Professor of Soil and Crop Science at UW-Platteville and also serves as a statewide Nutrient Management Specialist for UW-Extension. Dr. Baxter teaches courses including Soil Science, Soil Fertility, Nutrient Management, and Soil Physics, and advises students in independent research projects. He also conducts research and develops extension programming in the nutrient management and soil fertility areas and serves on the Pioneer Farm Research Advisory Board and the Renewable Energy Council. He is the coach of the UW-Platteville Collegiate Soils Team, advises the Agronomy - Soil and Water Conservation Club, and directs high school competitions in agronomy and land judging.
A Prairie du Chien, Wis. native, Dr. Baxter received a B.S. Degree in Soil and Crop Science and Reclamation from the UW-Platteville School of Agriculture. He received an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry from Purdue University. He joined the UW-Platteville faculty in 2003.