Dr. Christopher A Baxter

Contact Info

310 Pioneer Tower
1 University Plz
Platteville, WI 53818-3001

Campuses and Colleges

  • UW-Platteville
  • Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture

Department Info

0307 Pioneer Tower
Professor in Soil & Crop, Reclamation, Environment and Conservation Program Coordinator in Reclamation, Environment and Conservation
0307 Pioneer Tower
Program Coordinator and Professor



Dr. Chris Baxter is a Professor of Soil and Crop Science at UW-Platteville, Coordinates the Reclamation, Environment, and Conservation (REC) Program, 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. He is the coach of the UW-Platteville Collegiate Soils Team, advises the REC club and co-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.