ORIGIN OF "NITROGEN NINJA"
Dr. Willam Raun is a Professor of Plant and Soil Science at Oklahoma State University. He granted the title of "Nitrogen Ninja", to his students successfully memorizing a version of The Nitrogen Cycle created by he and his graduate students. His effort has inspired students to "climb inside the Nitrogen Cycle" and visualize nitrogen from a soil's perspective. It is not difficult to discover who has taken Dr. Raun's soil fertility course. Just ask to see their Nitrogen Ninja card. A sincere thank you is extended to Dr. Raun for his contributions to production agriculture and serving as a source of inspiration to further expand education and outreach related to nitrogen management. Illini FS hopes to grow the number of Nitrogen Ninjas with our high school outreach and stewardship efforts.