Director, NWREC & CSANR

Center for Sustaining Agric & Natural Resources, 16650 State Route 536 Mount Vernon, WA 98273


Chad Kruger directs WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources (CSANR)  and the Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center (NWREC) in Mount Vernon. He has a BA in Philosophy and History, an Academic Certificate in Ecointensive Agriculture Technologies, and an MS in Land Resources from University of Wisconsin.  Some of Chad’s current work covers suitability of dairy manure fertilizers; adoption of anaerobic digestion systems; conversion of organic waste to fuels; and water supply and demand in the Columbia River Basin. Chad has served on many technical advisory committees including WA Climate Action Team, WA Climate WA Energy Strategy; Northwest Regional Biocarbon Initiative, WA Expert Council on Climate Change, USDA Northwest Climate Hub, Northwest Ag Business Center, and the Advisory Board of the Northwest Environmental Forum.