Mike Daniels, Ph.D.


Professor - Extension water quality and nutrient management, Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Mike Daniels has served Arkansas for the past 17 years as an Environmental Management Specialist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service. 

He has focused on addressing water-related issues facing Arkansas Agriculture by developing educational and training programs for agricultural professionals with emphasis on soil and water conservation, water quality and nutrient management.

Daniels has conducted cutting-edge applied research in characterizing, quantifying and reducing agriculture’s footprint on water resources.

He currently serves as co-director of the Arkansas Discovery Farm Program and co-chair of the Division of Agriculture’s Environmental Task Force. He has authored over 100 educational publications including numerous fact sheets and training manuals.

In 2010, he was recognized by the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts as the Outstanding Professional Conservationist, and more recently, as a member of the P-Index Development and Nutrient Management Training Team that earned the John White Team Award for Excellence within the Division of Agriculture.

In 2013, he received the John White Award for the Outstanding Specialist in Extension Daniels earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in soil science and agronomy, respectively, and a Ph.D. from Penn State in soil science/soil physics.