Educational BackgroundM.S. Horticulture, University of Arkansas, 1986. M.S. thesis: The effects of timing and application rate of trickle irrigation on the growth and yield of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.).B.S. Horticulture, University of Missouri,1983.A.A. Commercial Horticulture, University of Nebraska,1979.Experience2008-present Cooperative Extension Service, University of Missouri, Marshfield, Missouri.Field Specialist in Commercial Horticulture. Primary role is to help enhance the profitability and sustainability of Missouri farmers. Responsibilities in outreach programming to commercial and home horticulture interests in the 17 county southwest region of Missouri and across the state. Assistance given commercial horticulture producers in the region via the services offered by Extension, such as farming practices for specialty crops, soil testing, disease diagnoses, pest control recommendations, and business development and marketing.2003-present International experience.