Field Agronomist

Joel DeJong
Joel
DeJong

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Soil Fertility, Insect and Weed Management, Alternative Tillage Methods, Integrated Crop Management, Pesticide Use & Safety, Manure as a Crop Nutrient, Weather-related, Crop Problems, Sustainable Crop Production, Precision Agriculture.

Additional Biographical Information: 
Frequent Clients

Farmers, agribusiness personnel, media

Joined ISU Extension

November 1981

Extension Positions/Other Experience
  • Extension Field Specialist/Crops, 1992 - present
  • Extension Agriculturist - Woodbury County, 1985 - 1992 (Director, 1991-1992)
  • Extension Director, Adair County 1981-1985
  • Farmers Hybrid Company, sales representative, 1980-1981
Education
  • B.S. ISU - 1980,
  • Masters Degree, Professional Agriculture, ISU, 1988
Awards/Honors/Publications
  • ISU, University Extension Meritorious Service Award
  • National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Achievement Award
  • NACAA Public Relations in Daily Efforts award
  • Woodbury County Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award
  • Woodbury County 4-H Outstanding Citizen Award
Phone: 
(712) 546-7835
Fax: 
(712) 546-7837
Email: 
jldejong@iastate.edu
251 12th St SE
LeMars, Iowa 51031
Counties Served: 
Cherokee, Ida, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sioux & Woodbury
Housed In: 
Plymouth County - LeMars, Iowa
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