Agronomy Position Announcement

Michelle Rodgers, Extension Director;

Mark Rieger, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jarrod Miller as an Agronomy Faculty member in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Jarrod will have a 65% Extension, 20% research, and 15% teaching appointment and will be based at the Carvel Research and Education Center.

Jarrod is currently an Extension Agent in the lower Eastern shore of Maryland. Agriculture in this region is largely centered on poultry and field crop production and has needs similar to southern Delaware. Jarrod has addressed classic agronomic issues such as pest management, soil fertility, and technological advances. His educational efforts have included addressing environmental quality and regulatory issues with consideration for profitability. Jarrod has taught soils workshops and partnered with UD on precision ag programming this winter. He has also been involved in the Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School.

Jarrod received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in Soil Science. He received his M.S in Crop and Soil Environmental Science and his B.S. in Environmental Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

We look forward to welcoming Jarrod on September 1, 2017. We also extend our gratitude to the search committee: Co-chairs Mark VanGessel and Amy Shober; and Committee members Angelia Seyfferth, Bruce Vasilas, Phillip Sylvester and Mark Isaacs.