Jared Williams

Jared WilliamsOwner J & K International Soil and Agricultural Consulting and Research and professor of Soil Science at Brigham Young University. Dr. Williams has over 20 years of teaching and applied soil science and research in the United States and internationally.


Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID
Professor, Aug 2006 – Present


• Soils Courses: Introduction to Soil Science and Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
• Crops course including: Introduction to Plant Science and Crop Physiology
• Research Courses: Research Methodology and Research Practicum

Student Advising:

• Undergraduate Research Advisor – taught research techniques and skills to undergraduate students and assisted them in conducting publishable research.


• Ammonia volatilization from N based fertilizers under different application practices.
• Fertility trials using enhanced efficiency fertilizers (N, P, K, S, and micronutrients in multiple crops.
• Studied the effects of fertilizer on root development and nodulation in alfalfa.
• Conducted compost studies to improve soil organic matter levels in highly cultivated soils.
• Used chlorophyll meter to determine leaf petiole N in potatoes.

J & K International Soil and Agricultural Consulting and Research, Rexburg, ID
Consultant, Oct 2015 – Present

• Assessed soils in Algeria, Cambodia, and Samoa for agriculture feasibility
• Managed independent industry research for major agriculture companies

U.S. Fulbright Scholar at Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Guest Lecturer, Sept. 2014 – Feb. 2015
Guest Lecture, June 2015 and September 2016

Teaching and Lecturing:
• Soils Courses: Introduction to Soil Science
• Super Urea use in Rice Production
• Soils and Food Security

Student Advising:
• Undergraduate Research Advisor – taught research techniques and skills to undergraduate and graduate students and assisted them in conducting research.

• Determining soil moisture content for early rainy-season legume crop.
• Double cropping effects on soil fertility and available moisture content on mung bean and rice rotation.

Southeast Idaho Research Institute, Rexburg, ID
Board Member, Dec 2012 – June 2014

• Organized faculty to submit research grants and conduct research projects
• Assisted faculty in writing research grants and proposals
• Identified and developed relationships with companies and government agency for conducting applied undergraduate research

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Post-doctoral Extension Associate. June 2005 – Aug 2006.
Graduate Research Assistant. June 2002 – May 2005.

• Developed and compared soil nitrogen tests for determining fertilizer rates.
• Examined spatial relationships among soil N tests, soil organic matter, soil properties, and landscape attributes.
• Real-time field mapping of soil properties using global positioning systems.

• Developed short courses in GIS, landscape management, and erosion control.
• Managed the Geospatial and Precision Technologies Education Initiative.
• Collaborated with producers, extension personnel, and industry to determine needed extension materials.

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Graduate Research Assistant. May 2000 – May 2002.


• Photographed research fields from an aerial platform for measuring N response in corn.
• Derived a remotely sensed spectral index for N management in corn using GIS software.
• Performed elevation and soil electrical conductivity surveys using DPGS and RTK GPS.


American Society of Agronomy, 1999 – present
• Reviewer for Agronomy Journal (15)

Soil Science Society of America, 2000 – present
• Reviewer for Soil Science Society of America Journal (12)