Joel DeJong

Field Agronomist in NW Iowa
Industry Extension Specialist III
ANR Crops Team Co-Leader
Joel DeJong

Joel DeJong has over 20 years of experience working closely with farmers on integrated management of pest populations, crop management issues, and nutrient and manure management planning. As the extension field agronomist in northwest Iowa, he currently educates crop producers on proper nutrient and pest management practices, and oversees annual pesticide applicator continuing education sessions; focusing on environmental risk, safety, and proper integrated pest management. In addition, DeJong also trains company agronomists on research-based crop production practices, and teaches certified crop advisers on production, nutrient, and pest management issues.

You can subscribe to his Crop Update Newsletter for timely information that pertains to the farmers, ag producers, and others in northwest Iowa.

Area of Expertise: 
Crop management
B.S., Ag Business, Iowa State University, 1980
M.Ag., Professional Agriculture, Iowa State University, 1988