Nick Ward is president of Ward Laboratories Inc., Kearney, Nebraska. Originally from Wamego, Kansas, Nick received his B.S. and M.S. in Agronomy from Kansas State University in 2007 and 2010, respectively. His master’s work focused on phosphorus fertilizers and fertilizer enhancement products. In August 2015, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln focusing on active crop sensors for use in nitrogen management in irrigated environments. At Ward Labs, Nick focuses on day-to-day operations of the lab as well as working with customers to better understand and use their laboratory test results. Nick has closely followed no-till practices and applications since his days at KSU.