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Dr. Tom Jensen

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104-110 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R3
Raised on a mixed irrigated farm in southern Alberta, Dr. Jensen received his B.Sc. in 1979, his M.Sc. in 1985, and his Ph.D. in 1996, all at the University of Alberta. His MSc thesis evaluated nitrogen fertilizer placement methods for no-till cropping. His Ph.D. thesis examined the effect of three tillĀ­age systems on the growth of cultivars of canola, barley, and field pea. From 1979 until 1982, he was a research agronomist in the Soil Science Section of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He worked for Alberta Agriculture and Food from 1982 through 1995 out of Lethbridge and later Edmonton, primarily in soil conservation, specializing in conservation tillage research and extension. From 1995 to 2003, Dr. Jensen was Corporate Agronomist for Agrium Inc. in Calgary. After leaving Agrium he worked as a regional agronomist with Agricore United, based in the Red Deer-Calgary area. He joined IPNI as Northern Great Plains Regional Director on May 1, 2007, working in this position until present. Throughout his career, Dr. Jensen has been active in community and professional organizations, including recent service as a representative on the Nutrients in the Environment Committee of the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, the exam committee chairman of the Prairie Certified Crop Advisor Board (PCCA), and a member of the International Certified Crop Advisor Exam and Procedures Committee (ICCA) . He is a Certified Crop Adviser and a member of the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, and Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists.


B.Sc. 1979 University of Alberta (Agronomy)
M.Sc. 1985 University of Alberta (Soil Fertility)
Ph.D. 1996 University of Alberta (Agronomy)

Professional Service

1996 to 2004, member of Canadian Fertilizer Institute, Agronomy Committee

1997 to 2002, member of Fluid Fertilizer Foundation, Research and Development Committee, chairman in 2000 to 2001

2007 to present, member Canadian Fertilizer Institute, Nutrients in the Environment Committee
2008 to present, Scientific Advisor to the Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada
2008 to present, member Steering Committee for the Alberta Nutrient BMP Evaluation Project
2008 to present, Chairman of Exam Committee for the Prairie Certified Crop Advisor Board (PCCA)
July 2009 to present, member International certified Crop Advisor, Exam and Procedures Committee
Sept 2007 to present, member of Alberta Nitrous Oxide Emissions Reduction Protocol (NERP) steering committee