TitleSDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist
Mailing AddressSDSU Extension Pierre Regional Center
412 W Missouri Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
BiographyHas served as an SDSU Agronomy Extension Field Specialist located in Pierre since 2011. Prior to that served as an Extension Educator for Hughes and Stanley Counties in central SD. Research and extension activities focus on production of winter and spring wheat, sunflowers, sorghum, oats, peas, lentils and corn in central and western SD.
EducationGraduated with an MSc in Agronomy/Soils from SDSU in 1990.
BSc of Ag from the University of Manitoba, Canada
- peas, wheat, sunflowers, oats
- no till management, cover crops, soil health
Extension ResponsibilitiesAn agronomist with a diverse set of responsibilities that include private applicator training, central and western SD field school, no till management, cover crops, wheat, sunflower, sorghum, peas and lentils. I work an area that includes most of central and west central SD and write numerous iGrow articles each year.
Awards and HonorsFriend of Dakota Lakes, 2014-Dakota Lakes research Farm
Outstanding Extension Educator, Association of SD County Weed and Pest Boards, 2014
NRCS Contribution Grant
Special Crops Grant
SD Wheat Commission Grant
Professional MembershipsCertified Crop Consultant (CCA), NAACA
Work ExperienceServed in advisory capacity to the board of the SD No Till Association since 1999 and the board of the SD Pulse Crop Growers since the mid 1990's.
Area(s) of ResearchWinter and Spring wheat, field peas, no till, cover crops, sunflowers
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