Extension Professional Staff
George F. Czapar
Associate Dean and Director
Office of Extension and Outreach
111 Mumford Hall
1301 W Gregory Dr
Urbana, IL 61801
Dr. George Czapar is Associate Dean and Director of University of Illinois Extension.
Dr. Czapar received his B.S. (1980) and M.S. (1982) in Agronomy at the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. in Agronomy in 1990 at Iowa State University. During the 1980s, he was in the Extension Service of Iowa and Illinois, working in the areas of integrated pest management and weed science. From 1991-2010, he was an Extension Educator in Springfield, and during the 2010-2013 he served as Director, Center for Watershed Science, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, U of I.
Dr. Czapar's research and extension program has been defined by collaborative interdisciplinary projects that address the environmental impacts of agriculture. He has published widely on best management practices to reduce pesticide, sediment, and nutrient losses from agriculture. While serving at the University of Illinois in Extension positions, he has also sought out opportunities to develop and teach classes in the Campus Honors Program, in NRES, and in the off-campus graduate program.