Fanson Kidwaro moved to the USA from Kenya to pursue higher education in 1983. He has AA Degree from Southeastern Community College in Iowa, BS -Truman State in Missouri, MS from University of Central Missouri and a PhD - Agronomy from University of Missouri-Columbia. He started working as an Assistant professor at University of Central Missouri in 2001 where he rose to become a full professor of Agronomy. He served as Department Chair of Agriculture for two years and Department Chair of Biology and Agriculture for six years.
Taught diverse topics from Global Agriculture, Soil science, Soil Fertility, Weed Science, Agriculture Sprays and Chemicals, Plant Science, Agriculture Pest Management, Forage crops, Row Crops, Soil and Water Management, and Field Crop management.
His research is focused on cropping systems management to improve sustainability and productivity for farmers. He supports variety testing of field crops to educate farmers and students about the new bio-technology in the agriculture industry. He is also engaged in switch grass research (a nonfood crop) for production of carbonized biomass and cellulosic ethanol.