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Agriculture expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including crop production, livestock management, agricultural economics, agribusiness, and farm safety. Some of the most common specialties among agriculture expert witnesses also include soil science, horticulture, aquaculture, forestry, and agricultural engineering. They have provided opinions on the effects of pesticide use, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), land use practices, the impacts of climate change on agriculture, and farm labor issues.

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James Stewart Blachly, MDView profile

ID: 41005

Dr. James Stewart Blachly, MD

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Ohio

Dr. James S. Blachly has 9 years of experience in the fields of Hematology and Medical Oncology. He earned his BA in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas and his MD from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. After completing an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UAMS Medical Center, he went on to complete a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology...

Weed Science and Precision Agriculture Expert Witness | FloridaView profile

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Weed Science and Precision Agriculture Expert Witness | Florida

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Florida

This highly-qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in the field of agriculture, specializing in weed science, precision agriculture, and pest management in horticultural crops. He earned his BS in biology and his MS in plant sciences from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia before earning his PhD in plant sciences from the University of Manitoba. He is active in his field as a member of...

Michael A. Marletta, PhDView profile

ID: 43831

Dr. Michael A. Marletta, PhD

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California

Dr. Michael Marletta has over 35 years of experience in Chemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology. He earned his BA in Biology and Chemistry from the State University of New York Fredonia and his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California San Francisco. He then went on to train as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Formerly, this expert...

Errol Zeiger, JD, PhDView profile

ID: 69398

Dr. Errol Zeiger, JD, PhD

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North Carolina

Dr. Errol Zeiger has 45 years of experience in the field of Environmental Toxicology. He earned his BS from City College of New York, his PhD in Microbiology from George Washington University, and his JD from North Carolina Central University. He completed Predoctoral Training in Microbiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Most notably, he worked for...

Reid J. Smeda, PhDView profile

ID: 85288

Dr. Reid J. Smeda, PhD

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Missouri

Dr. Reid J. Smeda has over 35 years of experience in the field of Weed Science. He earned his BS in Crop and Soil Sciences and his MS in Horticulture from Michigan State University, followed by a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Purdue University. Formerly this expert served as a Plant Physiologist for the USDA Agricultural Research Service and as an Associate Professor and the Director for...

Robert Nelson Kenney III, PEView profile

ID: 86797

Mr. Robert Nelson Kenney III, PE

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Georgia

Mr. Robert N. Kenney has 51 years of experience in Civil Engineering. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MS in Hydraulics and Hydrology from Florida State University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 22 states and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and...

Elizabeth Jean Austin, CCM, PhDView profile

ID: 223661

Dr. Elizabeth Jean Austin, CCM, PhD

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Nevada

Dr. Elizabeth J. Austin has over 38 years of experience in Meteorology. She earned her BS in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California Los Angeles, and both her MS and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Nevada Reno. Today, this expert is certified as a Consulting Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society. Formerly, this expert served as an Associate...

Kenneth Emil Anderson, PhDView profile

ID: 295451

Dr. Kenneth Emil Anderson, PhD

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North Carolina

Dr. Kenneth E. Anderson has 40 years of experience in Agriculture and Life Sciences. He earned his BS in Animal and Agriculture Industries from Southern Illinois University, his MS in Poultry Production and Management from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and his PhD in Poultry Production and Management from Kansas State University. Formerly, this expert served as an Associate Faculty...

David Allen Galbraith, MDView profile

ID: 365121

Dr. David Allen Galbraith, MD

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California

Dr. David Galbraith has over 30 years of experience in the field of Occupational Health and Safety and Health Risk Assessment. He earned his BS in Chemistry from Stanford University and his MD from Yale School of Medicine. He then went on to a residency at the University of Washington Medical Center and then Swedish Medical Center. Formerly, this expert held roles as the Associate Director at...

Janet E. Stout, MS, PhDView profile

ID: 388392

Dr. Janet E. Stout, MS, PhD

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Pennsylvania

Dr. Janet E. Stout has over 40 years of experience in the fields of Epidemiology and Microbiology. She earned her BS in Biology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and her MS and PhD in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. Formerly, she served as a Research Assistant Professor in the division of Infectious Disease at the University...

Nancy Pulane Keller, PhDView profile

ID: 406534

Dr. Nancy Pulane Keller, PhD

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Wisconsin

Dr. Nancy P. Keller has 32 years of experience in Plant Pathology and Microbiology. She earned her BS in Biological Sciences from Pennsylvania State University and her MS and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Cornell University. She then went on to do Postdoctoral Training at the United States Department of Agriculture. Formerly, she served as an Assistant and then Associate Professor at Texas A&M...

Ron Najafi, PhDView profile

ID: 546999

Dr. Ron Najafi, PhD

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California

Dr. Ron Najafi has over 30 years of experience in Biopharmaceuticals and Analytical Chemistry. He earned his BS and MS in Chemistry from the University of San Francisco and his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of California Davis. Formerly, this expert served as the CEO and Founder of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc and CP Lab Safety. Currently, this expert is the CEO, President, and...

Bridget Rebecca BrandonView profile

ID: 596211

Ms. Bridget Rebecca Brandon

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Texas

Ms. Bridget Brandon has decades of experience in both Marketing and the Equine Industry. She earned her BFA from Southern Methodist University. Today, this expert is licensed as a General Lines Agent in Texas. Formerly, this expert served as the Marketing Director of Card Services at Verizon and as the Business Development Manager at Dillon Gage. Currently, this expert is the Owner and Principal...

Timothy Patrick Marshall, MS, PEView profile

ID: 601819

Mr. Timothy Patrick Marshall, MS, PE

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Texas

Mr. Timothy P. Marshal has 40 years of experience in Civil Engineering and Meteorology. He earned his BS in Geography, Mathematics, and Meteorology from Northern Illinois University, and his MS in Civil Engineering and Atmospheric Sciences from Texas Tech University, Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Formerly, this expert served as a Teaching...

Steven Gerard Kernie, MDView profile

ID: 699127

Dr. Steven Gerard Kernie, MD

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New York

Dr. Steven G. Kernie has 24 years of experience in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He earned his BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed an internship and a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Today, this expert is board certified in Critical...

Swee Lian Tan, FACS, MD, PhDView profile

ID: 1289518

Dr. Swee Lian Tan, FACS, MD, PhD

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Washington

Dr. Swee Lian Tan has 29 years of experience in the field of Vascular Surgery. She earned her BA from Bryn Mawr College, her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her MD from Harvard Medical School. After completing a residency in Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, she went on to complete a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the Hospital of the...

Digby test Macdonald, PhDView profile

ID: 6072878

Dr. Digby test Macdonald, PhD

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Florida

Dr. Digby MacDonald has over 52 years of experience in Nuclear Engineering. He earned both his BS and MS in Chemistry from the University of Auckland. He also completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Calgary. He is also active in his field as a member of several professional societies including the Electrochemical Society, the National Association of Corrosion Engineers...

Andrew Gale Salmon, PhDView profile

ID: 6090772

Dr. Andrew Gale Salmon, PhD

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California

Dr. Andrew G. Salmon has over 45 years of experience in the field of Environmental Toxicology. He earned his BA, MA, and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. Formerly, this expert served as Chief and Senior Toxicologist of the Air Toxicology and Risk Assessment Section for the State of California Environmental Protection Agency. Currently, this expert is an independent consultant...

Nathan Andrew Epler, PG, PhDView profile

ID: 6208272

Dr. Nathan Andrew Epler, PG, PhD

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New York

Dr. Nathan A. Epler has over 32 years of experience in the field of Hydrogeology. He earned his BS in Geology from CUNY Queens College. He then earned his MS in Geology and his Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Stony Brook University. Today, he is a Licensed Professional Geologist in the state of New York. Formerly, he served as a Hydrogeologist with the United States Geological Survey. Currently, he...

Elliott C Taylor, PhDView profile

ID: 6255072

Dr. Elliott C Taylor, PhD

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Washington

Dr. Elliott Taylor has over 35 years of experience in the field of Environmental and Marine Sciences. He earned his BS in Oceanography from the Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexico and his Ph.D. in Oceanography from Texas A&M University. Formerly, this expert served as a Senior Project Scientist at Woodward-Clyde Consultants and the Principal at Taylor Environmental and Marine...

Agriculture Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of an agriculture expert witness in legal proceedings?

An agriculture expert witness provides specialized knowledge and insights on agricultural practices, crop production, farm management, and more to assist in legal cases.

In what types of cases can an agriculture expert witness be beneficial?

Agriculture experts are often involved in cases related to land use disputes, crop damage, pesticide misuse, farming accidents, and agricultural equipment malfunction.

Can an agriculture expert witness have a subspecialty?

Yes. Agriculture experts can specialize in areas like agronomy, horticulture, livestock management, soil science, or agricultural economics depending on their expertise.

How does an agriculture expert witness contribute to a case involving pesticide misuse?

They can provide insight into proper pesticide usage, potential effects of misuse, regulatory standards, and the impact of pesticides on crops and the environment.

Why might I need an agriculture expert witness for a farming accident case?

An agriculture expert can help determine if proper safety protocols were followed, assess the role of machinery in the accident, and evaluate farming practices involved.

How does Expert Institute select its Agriculture expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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