Iowa State University Graduate Named Coordinator at FEEL

November 6, 2014
ICM News

The Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) at Iowa State University has named Warren Pierson as the new coordinator. Starting Nov. 1, Pierson will be responsible for organizing educational events at FEEL which holds demonstration plots used by Iowa State faculty and Iowa State Extension and Outreach staff.


Pierson, an ISU graduate, emphasized his M.S. research on investigating corn growth and development as he worked as a graduate research assistant managing research trials after receiving a B.S. in agronomy. The Iowa native has experience with the teaching agronomy lab at ISU as well as involvement in Extension conferences.



Photo. Warren Pierson, coordinator at FEEL.


“I am excited to accept this position because it allows me to work with many different people in agriculture, including high school students, college students, farmers, and agronomists,” Pierson said. “I’m excited to tie the needs of farmers and agri-businesses with our educational events [and] to make the farm more accessible to students and those involved in agriculture.”


Pierson says his years of experience working as a farm assistant and crop scout will make him successful in his position as coordinator. Assisting crop specialists and working directly in the fields, partnered with his academic achievements, led him to develop a passion for a career in agriculture.


He brings a background in agriculture, educational experience, work experience, and knowledge of current topics in agriculture. “While a graduate student at ISU, I had the opportunity to teach at FEEL and already know many faculty and staff that teach there,” Pierson said.


The Field Extension Education Laboratory is a 23-acre teaching facility located west of Ames that provides hands-on training for crop production. The facility hosts a variety of programs that demonstrates management problems, solutions, and diagnostic challenges. For more information about FEEL programs, contact Warren Pierson at wpierson@iastate.edu.


 


Warren Pierson is the coordinator at FEEL. He can be reached at wpierson@iastate.edu or (641)-750-3124.

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Warren Pierson Coordinator of the Field Extension Education Lab (FEEL)

Warren is a program specialist with the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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