Holly Johnson, serves as a Category 3 support scientist at the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory (NGPRL). She has been on the staff since June 1999. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN in 1996 and a Masters degree in Rangeland Science from North Dakota State University in 2000. Her Masters thesis was on the biomass reallocation and growth characteristics of plant species from the Great Plains. Prior to coming to NGPRL, she worked for an environmental consulting firm in Minnetonka, MN which serviced businesses needing OSHA support, SARA, and Title II reporting. Her current work at NGPRL includes a broad range of field components in grassland and cropland systems, studies conducted in greenhouses and growth chambers, field collections of plant and soils, as well as analysis work completed in the laboratory. In her capacity as a support scientist, she has contributed to range, crop, and integrated crop and livestock research. At this time, Holly works with Dr. Mark Liebig, a soil scientist at NGPRL, and is involved in projects researching biofuel, cover crops, and soil quality. She was actively involved in developing the Cover Crop Chart outreach tool. She presently serves as the NGPRL Greenhouse Committee Chair.
1999 - present: Rangeland Scientist, USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND.
1996 - 1997: Manufacturer’s Safety Co. Inc., Minnetonka, MN.
2000, M.S. North Dakota State University, Rangeland Science [Grassland Ecology]
1996, B.A. Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, Biology