- MS Agronomy (PSU), BS Agronomy (PSU)
Joel Hunter is the Penn State Cooperative Extension Agronomy Educator for NW PA based in Crawford County. He is a member of the Field and Forage Crops team. Two particular areas of professional interest include soil health through no-till systems with cover crops/rotations and forage quality: particularly cool season grasses and corn silage hybrids. More recently, program efforts have included local oilseed production/development as well as malting barley and hops production/processing. He received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy from Penn State. His Master’s thesis was on root/soil/water interactions in corn. Joel is an American Society of Agronomy Certified Crop Adviser. Joel’s past industry experiences over a decade includes work in field seed production, fertilizer, pesticides, dairy, and related research. Joel served as Crawford County Extension Director for ten years, and he has been in his present position since 1995.