Links of Interest
As the Marion County Field Crops Agent I work with agricultural producers growing field crops such as grass seed, clover seed, oilseed, grains (wheat, barley, oats) that are typically grown without irrigation. In addition, peppermint and hops are field crops grown in this area that require irrigation. My work in Extension is divided into three primary areas listed below. I also oversee seed certification activities in the county:
Cropping systems management for grain, grass and legume seed.
Industry and producer networking.
Pesticide Stewardship and training.
I am currently involved in the following research projects to address contemporary issues that are facing farmers.