David Kramar has joined North Dakota State University as a precision agriculture specialist based at the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).

He has a joint research and Extension appointment, with about 60% of his time devoted to the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and 40% to Extension.

In these roles, he will be responsible for implementing research projects related to precision agriculture technologies and providing resource information to agriculture and natural resources Extension agents and producers.

Kramar completed his Ph.D. in geospatial and environmental analysis at Virginia Tech in 2014.

He brings more than 20 years of experience in the geospatial industry and has worked in the public, private and nonprofit sectors before transitioning into education. He has served as a visiting assistant professor in environmental science and policy at Southern Oregon University and as an assistant and associate professor of geosciences at Minnesota State University-Moorhead.

Kramar also has extensive experience in remote sensing and analysis of high-resolution imagery, as well as a sound understanding of machine learning and statistical analysis.