Johnson Hired as Field Agronomist for Extension and Outreach

AMES, Iowa – Mark S. Johnson joined Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as a field agronomist for north central Iowa on April 15. Johnson, a certified professional agronomist and certified crop adviser, returns to his alma mater to serve as a member of the Iowa State extension crops team.

"I enjoy agronomy, teaching agronomic concepts and providing farmers and agri-business research-based information related to their agronomic issues,” Johnson said. “I’m personally rewarded every time I help someone find a solution or come closer to making a good agronomic decision.”

Johnson, of Ankeny, has a B.S. in agricultural education and an M.S. in agronomy from Iowa State University. During his 30-year agronomy career in agri-businesses, he has worked frequently with members of the Iowa State extension crops team that are now his colleagues. While the soil continues to warm this spring, he will be traveling his region to introduce himself to farmers and agri-business agronomists.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the farmers, learning about the issues they face and working with the agri-businesses,” he said. Johnson can be reached by email at or by phone at (515) 979-9578.


PHOTO: Mark Johnson will serve as extension field agronomist in north central Iowa.