Walla Walla gets new WSU Extension agent

Matthew Weaver

Capital Press

Wayne Thompson joins the Washington State University Walla Walla County Extension Service on Oct. 21. Thompson will address the priorities of dryland farmers in the region.

Wayne Thompson is the new Washington State University Walla Walla County Extension agent.

He was previously a research agronomist at the Texas A&M University Extension Service, and will address the priorities of dryland farmers in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, Asotin and Franklin counties.

Thompson will focus on agronomic crop production and cropping systems, farm enterprise management and decision support systems. He will conduct on-farm research and demonstrations of research-based practices, working with other extension faculty, according to a WSU Walla Walla County Extension press release.

Thompson received a master's degree in agriculture from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor's degree in agronomy and pest management from Iowa State University.

He will start Oct. 21.

For more information, contact Debbie Williams at 509-524-2685 or dmoberg@wsu.edu



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