Donn  Russell head shot.

Donn Russell

Title: Professor of Agriculture

Teaching Focus: Agriculture Education, Agriculture Technology, Agribusiness, Equine Science

Education: B.S. Iowa State University, M.S. Iowa State University, Ph.D. Iowa State University


Dr. Russell began his career teaching high school agriculture before he transitioned to a Research Assistant and Student Supervisor at Iowa State University. Upon receiving his master’s degree, he worked for Pioneer Hi-Bred in its new business development division as the Western Region computer training supervisor. Donn also co-authored Pioneer’s farm accounting software, advised agriculture commodity offices on business practices, and was a loan analyst for Pioneer’s producer loan program. While completing his doctorate he was a school administrator at Des Moines Public Schools where he started the urban agriculture program. He has been a professor at College of the Ozarks since 2000. During his time at the college, Dr. Russell has supervised workstations, developed international agriculture opportunities for students, and received his Honorary American FFA Degree. He holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Iowa State University.