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John Maursetter

John Maursetter


Environmental Research Coordinator, Mesonet Technician

Office Building

Agricultural Engineering



Mailing Address

Ag Engineering 211
Ag & Biosystems Engineering-Box 2120
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


I assist with department water quality research projects by installing and maintaining instrumentation and helping students with processing water samples in the Water Quality Lab. I also maintain and upgrade the Mesonet at SDState automatic weather station network.


MS - Plant Science, South Dakota State University, 1992
BS - Agronomy, Soil Science Option, South Dakota State University (minor in Chemistry), 1988

Committee Activities

Eastern South Dakota Water Conference Steering Committee

Specialty Area

  • Water Quality, GIS

Awards and Honors

SDSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta
SDSU Chapter of Alpha Zeta

Work Experience

Farmer/Farm Manager, Hartford, SD

Environmental and Code Enforcement Officer, Lake County South Dakota, Madison, SD
Soils Intern, EROS Datacenter, Sioux Falls, SD
Graduate Research Assistant, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, SDSU, Brookings, SD
Extension Associate and Project Coordinator, Big Sioux Aquifer Water Quality Demonstration Project, Cooperative Extension Service, Brookings, SD
Soil Scientist, USDA-SCS (NRCS), Wishek, ND



Mesonet at SDStateSouth Dakota Water Resources Institute