New MSU Extension field crops educator in Huron County

Jenna Falor has a background in crop and animal agriculture. Her role will focus on field crops and nutrient management.

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Hello. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jenna Falor and I am a new field crops educator for Michigan State University Extension based out of the Huron County office in Bad Axe, Michigan. I will be serving the Thumb region and have a focus on field crops and nutrient management. I started with MSU Extension at the beginning of November 2021.

A little background on myself for those who do not know me. I grew up in Eagle, Michigan, on a small hobby farm with approximately 60 brood cows and some field crops, grown mostly for feed. I went to Michigan State University for my undergraduate degree in agribusiness management with a minor in agronomy. Following graduation, I went into the industry working as a sales trainee for Dow AgroSciences. While there, I started working on my masters in agronomy from Iowa State University through their distance education program designed for working professionals. My project was creating a learning module on the effects of manure application on nutrient loss, which focused primarily on phosphorus loss.

I moved to the Thumb back in 2016 while working for a specialty fertilizer and biostimulants company before switching gears and spending the last five and a half years working for Active Feed Company in Pigeon, Michigan, as a feed sales specialist doing sales and ruminant nutrition work. I learned a lot in that job and enjoyed working with cattle but discovered my passion is working in agronomy.

I am excited to work with all of you on any agronomic concerns or questions you may have, including nutrient management. I understand nutrient management, and the regulations that go with it, is not everyone’s favorite topic. I hope to be able to be a resource for you so as regulations and technologies change and evolve, we can help make some of the changes a little less painful.

My goal as a field crops educator is to make sure MSU Extension remains relevant for those that utilize us, and hopefully become another expert team member for you I understand you have a lot of options to look to for information including the agribusiness professionals you already use; I hope we can be an additional support. While I cannot promise to accommodate every request, if you have any suggestions for ways MSU Extension and I can provide useful information, please feel free to reach out.

If you have any questions concerning field crops or nutrient management or have ideas of ways MSU Extension can better serve you, the farmers of the community, please contact me. I look forward to this next chapter of my career and serving the community in this role.

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