2010 Recipient - Mr. Joel Hunter
BS, 1984; MS 1988
Joel is an Extension Educator for Crawford Country and is recognized as a tireless innovator who passionately engages farmers and crop advisors to adopt profitable and sustainable management practices. He is known for his work related to soil management practices and soil compaction. His efforts have impacted forage production, dairy cow nutrition and productivity, adoption of no-till practices in three states, and most recently made it possible for a biodiesel plant and local agricultural producers to mutually accomplish their business objectives. Joel has a passion for farmer adoption of no-till practices, literally turning NW Pennsylvania into a “no-till machine”, and has brought his clients to a new level of understanding of soil conservation and soil health/productivity.