Office: Agriculture and Natural Sciences Building, Room 213G
Dr. Rhoades joined the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering in 1999. He received a B.S. in animal science from West Texas State University in 1992, an M.S. in plant science from West Texas A&M University in 2001 and a Ph.D. in agriculture from West Texas A&M University in 2009.
Dr. Rhoades teaches Agricultural Statistics, Agricultural Waste Management, Soil Fertility, Systems Methods and Systems III.
Dr. Rhoades is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Dr. Rhoades current project interests include tillage effects on gaseous emissions from applied manure and compost to forage crops. He is also interested in characterization of greenhouse gases from emitting sources at beef CAFOs such as pen surfaces and retention ponds. He continues to work in development of abatement measures and best management practices for reduction of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, greenhouse gases and odorous emissions from beef CAFOs. .
Dr. Rhoades lives outside Canyon with his wife Amy and their son, Riley. He is an avid reader of all types of literature and is a self-professed tinkerer. He and his family enjoy beach vacations.