Dave Messersmith

  • Business Operations Manager, Area 4
Dave Messersmith
648 Park Street, Suite E
Honesdale, PA 18431
Work Phone: 814-409-7984

Areas of Expertise

  • Shale Energy Development
  • Negotiating Pipeline Rights of Way
  • Natural Gas Pipelines
  • Agriculture-Energy Nexus
  • Field and Forage Crops


  1. B.S. Crop & Soil Sciences, Penn State University, 1991
  2. M.S. Crop & Soil Sciences, Penn State University, 1997

Dave started his career with Penn State Extension in 1997 as an agronomy educator based in Union county. He moved to Wayne County in 1998 where he provided agronomy and pesticide education programs. Dave joined Extension’s Shale Education Team in 2008 and delivered programs on Marcellus shale and natural gas – focusing on natural gas pipeline development – throughout Pennsylvania, nationally and internationally. He has authored several Extension publications on the topic. Dave served on Governor Wolf’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force. Dave was most recently an Interim District Director in Pike and Wayne County. He holds Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Agronomy from Penn State University.