Field Agronomist: Virgil Schmitt

Virgil Schmitt

Counties Served
  • Benton
  • Linn
  • Jones
  • Jackson
  • Iowa
  • Johnson
  • Cedar
  • Clinton
  • Scott
  • Muscatine
  • Louisa
  • Henry
  • Des Moines
  • Lee
Areas of Expertise

Production of corn, soybeans, small grains, and forages and the management of diseases, insects, and weeds that affect these crops

Frequent Clients

Crop producers and businesses that work in the area of crop production and protection

Joined ISU Extension

February 1985

Extension Positions/Other Experience
  • Extension Crops Specialist 1992 - present,
  • Extension Agriculturist in Linn County 1988 - 1992,
  • Farm Management Instructor and Coordinator at Muscatine Community College 1978 - 1988 (Agriculture Department Chair 1986 - 1988),
  • Graduate School 1976 - 1977,
  • Extension 4-H and Youth Leader in Butler and Grundy Counties 1973 - 1976,
  • Vo-Ag Instructor at Reinbeck 1972 - 1973
Education
  • M.S in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University
  • B.S in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University
Awards/Honors/Publications
  • Public Relations In Daily Efforts (PRIDE) Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents
  • State FFA Distinguished Service Award
  • Mid-career Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi (Extension Honorary Fraternity)
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