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The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture provides an important link between research-based agricultural information and those individuals directly involved with the production and marketing of agricultural products in the U.S. The state Extension corn specialists listed in this directory, usually located at land-grant colleges and universities, are responsible for educational programming relative to corn production and management issues within their respective states. Many of these individuals also conduct applied field research on important corn production topics.

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arrow Alabama

Dr. Brenda Ortiz
College of Agriculture
Department of Crops, Soils, & Environmental Sciences
Auburn University, Alabama 36849
Phone: 334-844-5534
Email: bortiz@auburn.edu
Web: Crop Production

arrow Arkansas

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Dr. Jason Kelley
Department of Crop, Soil, & Environmental Sciences
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service
2301 S. University Ave.
P.O. Box 391
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-671-2164
Email: jk039@uark.edu
Web: Corn Production in Arkansas

arrow Colorado

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Dr. Jerry Johnson (Crops Testing Program)
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Colorado State University
Plant Sciences Bldg.
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Ph. 970-630-9259
Email: jerry.johnson@colostate.edu

arrow Delaware

Dr. Jarrod Miller
Department of Plant & Soil Sciences
Carvel Research and Education Center
Georgetown, DE 19947
Ph. 302 856 7303
Email: jarrod@udel.edu

arrow Florida

Dr. David Wright
North Florida Research and Education Center
University of Florida
155 Research Road
Quincy, Florida 32351
Ph. 850 875 7119
Email: wright@ufl.edu

arrow Georgia

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Dr. Corey Bryant
Department of Crop and Soil Science
University of Georgia
P.O. Box 748
Rural Development Center
Tifton, GA 31793
Tel: 229-386-3571
Email: cjb05175@uga.edu
Web: Georgia Grains - Corn

arrow Illinois

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Dr. Emerson Nafziger
Emeritus Professor
Department of Crop Sciences
1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217 333 9658
Email: ednaf@uiuc.edu

arrow Indiana

Dr. R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Department of Agronomy
915 W. State St.
Purdue University
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Phone: 765 494 4802
Email: rnielsen@purdue.edu
Web: Chat 'n Chew Cafe

arrow Iowa

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Dr. Mark Licht
Department of Agronomy
2104 Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Ph. 515-294-0877
Email: lichtma@iastate.edu
Web: Integrated Crop Management – Corn

arrow Kansas

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Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti
Department of Agronomy
Throckmorton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-410-9354
Email: ciampitti@ksu.edu
Web: Crop Production - Corn

arrow Kentucky

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Dr. Chad Lee
Department of Plant & Soil Sciences
N-106 ASC-North
College of Agriculture
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Tel: (859) 257-3203
Email: cdlee2@uky.edu
Web: Grain Crops Extension

Dr. Carrie Knott
University of Kentucky
Research and Education Center
1205 Hopkinsville St
Princeton, KY 42445
Tel: 270-365-7541 ext 248
Email: carrie.knott@uky.edu

arrow Louisiana

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Dr. Dan Fromme
Dean Lee Research Station
8105 Tom Bowman Drive
Louisiana State University
Alexandria, LA 71302
Ph. (318) 473-6520
Email: DFromme@agcenter.lsu.edu
Web: Corn Information

arrow Maryland

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Dr. Nicole Fiorellino
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Research Greenhouse
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: 301 405 6241
Email: nfiorell@umd.edu
Web: Corn in Maryland

arrow Michigan

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Dr. Maninder Singh
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
1066 Bogue St., Rm A482
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48854-1325
Tel: 517 353 0226
Mobile: 352 871 4574
Email: msingh@msu.edu
Web: Field Crops Web Site

arrow Minnesota

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Dr. Jeff Coulter
Department of Agronomy & Plant Genetics
1991 Buford Circle
411 Borlaug Hall
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612 625 1796
Email: coult077@umn.edu
Web: Crop Production

arrow Mississippi

Dr. Erick J. Larson
Plant and Soil Sciences Department
Mississippi State University
Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9555
Ph: 662 325 2311
Email: elarson@pss.msstate.edu
Web: Mississippi Corn Information

arrow Missouri

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Greg Luce
Division of Plant Sciences
214 Waters Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 62511
Mobile: 573-473-7079
Email: luceg@missouri.edu
Web: Corn and Sorghum

arrow Nebraska

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Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Web: Nebraska Corn

arrow New York

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Joe Lawrence
Dairy Forage Systems Specialist
School of Integrative Plant Science
Soil & Crop Sciences Section
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph. 315 376 5275
Email: jrl65@cornell.edu

arrowNorth Carolina

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Dr. Ronnie W. Heiniger
Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
North Carolina State University
Vernon James Research & Extension Center
207 Research Station Road
Plymouth, NC 27962-9526
Phone: 252 793 4428
Email: ron_heiniger@ncsu.edu
Web: Corn Information

arrow North Dakota

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Department of Plant Sciences
North Dakota State University
P.O. Box 5051
Fargo, ND 58105-5051
Web: Corn - NDSU Extension

arrow Ohio

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Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
2021 Coffey Road
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
Web: Corn - Agronomy Crops Network

arrow Pennsylvania

Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
407 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-3504
Web: Agronomic Crops

arrow South Carolina

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Dr. Michael Plumblee
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Edisto Research & Education Center
64 Research Rd.
Blackville, SC 29817
Mobile: 803-269-8922
Email mplumbl@clemson.edu
Web: Agronomic Crops

arrow South Dakota

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Jonathan Kleinjan
Crop Production Extension Associate
Department of Agronomy, Horticulture Plant Science
225 Berg Hall
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
Tel: 605 688 4211
Email: Jonathan.Kleinjan@sdstate.edu
Web: Corn - SDSU Extension

arrow Tennessee

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Dr. Angela Thompson McClure
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38301
Ph. 731-425-4706
Email: athomp15@utk.edu
Web: UT Crops Corn Resources

arrow Texas

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Dr. Ronnie Schnell
Department of Soil & Crop Sciences
Texas A&M University
351C Heep Center
College Station, TX
Tel: 979-845-2935
Email: ronschnell@tamu.edu
Facebook: Crop Testing Program

arrow Vermont

Dr. Heather Darby
Plant & Soil Science Department
Hills Agricultural Building
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 524-6501
Email: Heather.Darby@uvm.edu

Dr. Sidney C. Bosworth
Emeritus Extension Professor
Plant & Soil Science Department
Hills Agricultural Building
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-0478
Email: Sid.Bosworth@uvm.edu

arrow Virginia

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Dr. Wade Thomason
School of Pland and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Tech University
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0403
Phone: 540 231 2988
Email: wthomaso@vt.edu
Web: Corn & Small Grain Management

arrow Wisconsin

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Dr. Joe Lauer
Department of Agronomy
1575 Linden Dr.
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706-1597
Phone: 608-263-7438
Email: jglauer@wisc.edu
Web: Wisconsin Corn agronomy