Crops Field Specialist

Crops Field Specialist

Develop and conduct educational programs in row crop, forage, and pasture management with emphasis on integrated crop management and controlled intensive grazing. Specific areas of expertise include: corn, soybean, small grain, hay, silage, and grazing management; soil testing and nutrient recommendations; manure management; pesticide management; conventional, ridge-till, and no-till production; with emphasis on net profit, sustainability, and environmental concerns. Advise and assist with multi-agency water quality projects in Northeast Iowa. Arrange multi-disciplined programs with local and state extension agricultural specialists, agricultural providers, and conservation agencies. Provide timely media releases on critical crop management related issues

Additional Biographical Information: 

Joined ISU Extension:
February 1989

Extension Positions/Other Experience:
ISU Extension Associate - Forage Specialist, 1989; Agronomist, Dodge County Cooperatives, WI, 1980-83

B.S., Agronomy and Soil Science, University of Wisconsin, 1980
M.S., Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, 1985

Authored extension publications and fact sheets on corn, soybean, and alfalfa management, alternative forage crops, and grazing. Presentations at numerous professional agronomy meetings, agricultural provider and producer conferences, agricultural field events, workshops, and farm expos

(563) 382-2949
(563) 382-2940
911 S. Mill
Decorah, IA 52101
Counties Served: 
Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Chicksaw, Fayette, Clayton, Buchanan, Delaware, and Dubuque
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