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LINCOLN, Neb. - AgSource Laboratories is pleased to announce Dr. Jeremy Karr has accepted the position of Manager of Laboratory Technology and Development. Karr will be focusing on research and development of new laboratory methodologies, evaluation of new instrumentation, as well as providing technical consultation, on-site laboratory audits, and SOP evaluation.

"We are eager to have Jeremy join our team. As AgSource Laboratories pushes forward in providing cutting edge technology on laboratory services, his experience and research capabilities will keep us well positioned. Jeremy has extensive experience in all fields of spectroscopy allowing AgSource to progress at the speed of technology advancement," says Steve Frack, AgSource Laboratories Great Plains Region Vice President.

In addition to his expertise in chemistry, Karr has a background in education. He will play an integral role in explaining complicated chemical processes to clients. Karr received a Bachelor's of Science in Education (cum laude) from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2000. He excelled in graduate school, completing a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry with a 4.0 grade point average from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. Before taking this position, Karr served as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb. (2009-present) and Newman University (2007-2009). Karr's research includes synthesis, characterization and optimization of various inorganic polymeric biocomposites and he has extensive knowledge and use of instrumentation.

Based out of AgSource Laboratories in Lincoln, Neb., Karr will be working from his home in Omaha. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, reading, leading his son's Tiger Cub Den Pack, and spending time with family. Karr and his wife, Amanda, have been married 11 years and have two children, a son who is six and a daughter who is four.  

AgSource is a leader in agricultural and environmental laboratory analysis and information management services. A subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International, AgSource provides services to clients in the United States and across the globe. Learn more at http://www.agsource.com/.