Curtis Balmer: 1977-2023
Dear Database Users:
We regret to inform you that Curtis Balmer passed away on February 11, 2023 (see obituary at https://www.card.iastate.edu/news/brief/?n=311). Curtis developed and maintained the SWAT Literature Database since its inception nearly 15 years ago. Indeed, the database came into existence due to his programming and data management skills.
Curtis was a wonderful colleague with a great sense of humor and friendly disposition. He is greatly missed by Iowa State University faculty, staff and students affiliated with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development and/or the Department of Economics. His departure has left a huge hole both professionally and collegially that will be difficult to fill.
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