New Kent Co. Ag Agent

Jake Jones, Extension Agriculture Agent, Kent County;

Hi everyone, my name is Jake Jones and I am excited to be your new UD Kent County Ag Extension Agent! I’m a fifth-generation farmer from Milford, Delaware. Our family operation currently grows corn, soybeans, barley, and hay along with broiler chickens and some cows. Recently, I started a small beef herd and am tilling a few acres of grain crops and hay. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science with a minor in Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management from the University of Delaware. After that I earned my master’s degree in Plant Science from UD, with my research focused on controlling root-knot nematode in lima bean. Currently, I am working towards my PhD in Plant Science from the University of Maryland, studying the management of fungal diseases in melon and cucurbit downy mildew biology and control. My office is at the Paradee Center in Dover, so you can stop by, reach me at my email, or my office number (302) 730-4000 ext. 2005. I look forward to meeting everyone and becoming an asset to the growers and stakeholders in Kent County!