South Dakota State University Extension
Agronomy Crops Field Specialist
Sioux Falls, SD, USA
I am a Master, but a Maverick “Wannabe” at heart. I have a long career in the agriculture industry and have a very good understanding of the science of agricultural crop production. The Maverick in me is the need to be part of the incredible advancements in Precision Farming.
My position as an Extension Field Specialist has given me the opportunity to work with the greatest producers of food, fiber, and energy in the world. I'm proud to be part of the action. The thing that sets me apart is the will to keep learning. I never want to quit!
I see the science of Precision Farming becoming the focus of all agriculture. I also see the concept of sustainability being primary goal of the entire industry.
Wake up! What really matters is feeding the people. Norman Borlaug's mantra was that nations that have food, have the best chance at peace. Policy makers need to realize that: “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that caused them.” (Albert Einstein)
In the early years of the Land Grant College Extension system, the Extension Agents taught farm youth the concepts of productive agriculture. They took the training to their parents. The youth became the present and the future of agriculture. Producers will need to teach the youth of those not involved in production. They will be the future.