Dr. Ronald Vos

Dr. Ronald Vos teaches our Ecological Agriculture course at Au Sable - Pacific Rim during Summer Session II. He is professor of agriculture at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. His undergraduate major is biology and minor is chemistry from Dordt College. His M.A. in environmental science from Governors State University, and his Ph.D. in agronomy from South Dakota State University.

His research interests focus on sustainable agriculture, including cropping systems to reduce nitrogen leaching, bioenergy and diversity in sustainable crop systems, and cover crop/ green manures. In addition to North America, he has agricultural experience in Honduras, Hungary, Kenya, Russia, Ukraine, and Zambia. He and his wife also live on and operate a small farm where they raise sheep, alfalfa, corn and soybeans. They also restores and now steward a large prairie on their land.

I love to teach at Au Sable (and have done so regularly since 1999) because of the enthusiasm, interest, and interaction with students as we explore God’s world!
— Dr. Vos