Dr. Drew Gholson has been appointed coordinator of the National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research, a jointly created and cooperative organization established by Mississippi State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.
The center’s mission is to conduct research and provide information for issues surrounding water-use for agriculture and natural resources in the Lower Mississippi River Basin.
Gholson received his undergraduate degree in rangeland ecology and management and his masters in water management and hydrological sciences from Texas A&M University. He received his doctorate in soil science also from Texas A&M.
He previously was an assistant professor and the irrigation specialist at MSU’s Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville.
In his new role, Gholson and his team will coordinate closely with ARS faculty and staff to further the mission of NCAAR.
“I am excited about this opportunity as a whole,” he said. “The level of expertise at the center is outstanding. The talent and dedication is part of the spirit of the MSU and ARS organizations, and this side-by-side collaboration is invaluable to our local producers and ag industry.”