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The Extension Crops and Soil Program provides crop production and management information and resources for producers and agricultural professionals


Extension’s Crops and Soil Team

Heidi Johnson, Interim Agriculture Institute Director

Extension State Crops and Soils Specialists
Shawn Conley- Soybean and Small Grains Specialist
Joe Lauer – Corn Specialist
Damon Smith- Field Crops Plant Pathologist
Bryan Jensen, Field Crops Entomologist
Mark Renz, Perennial Weed Specialist
Rodrigo Werle, Cropping Systems Weed Specialist
Carrie Laboski-  Soil Specialist
Matt Ruark, Soil Specialist
Francisco Arriaga, Soil Specialist
Chris Baxter, Soil Specialist
Yoana Newman, Forage Specialist
Brian Luck, Agricultural Engineer
Paul Mitchell, Agricultural Economist
Richard Proost, Nutrient and Pest Management Program – SE WI
Kevin Shelley, Nutrient and Pest Management Program – SC WI
Dan Smith, Nutrient and Pest Management Program – SW WI
Ashley Lorrence, Nutrient and Pest Management Program – NC WI
Jamie Patton, Nutrient and Pest Management Program – NE WI

County-based Crops and Soils Educators
Jane Anklam, Douglas County
Nick Baker, Rock County
Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County
Jerry Clark, Chippewa County
Carl Duley, Buffalo County
Bill Halfman, Monroe County
Evan Henthorne, Adams County
Kevin Jarek, Outagamie County
Joshua Kamps, Lafayette County
Kim Kassube, Shawano County
George Koepp, Columbia County
Dan Marzu, Langlade/Lincoln Counties
Steve Okonek, Trempealeau County
Scott Reuss, Marinette County
Gene Schriefer, Iowa County
Ken Schroeder, Portage County
John Thompson, Winnebago County
Mike Travis, Pepin/Pierce Counties
Alana Voss, Sauk/Juneau Counties

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