Friday, January 18, 2013

Introducing Jill Scheidt: New MU Extension Specialist in Barton County Focuses on Agronomy

This profile of a University of Missouri Extension specialist is part of an on-going series designed to inform the news media and the general public about the wide range of program expertise that exists among extension specialists in southwest Missouri.

Name/title: Jill (Hankins) Scheidt, agronomy specialist

Headquartered: Barton County

Education Background: Missouri State University- bachelors and masters degrees in agronomy.

Relevant past experience: NeCo Seed Crop Consultant, Barton County Extension Agronomy Assistant, Servi Tech Crop Consultant- Hill City KS

Job Responsibilities: Create and promote agriculture programs and improve agricultural business of any kind in her assigned counties, but also part of regional teams.

What are some goals you have for the coming year? “I would like to improve the crop scouting program and increase the number of participants,” said Scheidt. “I also want to continue the grain bin tour.”

Is there a group you are targeting for your services? “Farmers, gardeners, and anyone with any plant or soil related questions,” said Scheidt.

Where are residents of southwest Missouri most likely to see you? “Folks can find me at the Barton County Extension Office, in local running races, or on our farm in Arcola doing work,” said Scheidt.

Contact Information: office: 417-682-3579; email:


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