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Welcome Alicia Spangler, New Agronomy Educator for Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland Counties

Posted: August 21, 2012

We welcome a new extension educator to Western PA.

We are pleased to announce Alicia Spangler has joined our Field and Forage Crops Team as the new Agronomy Educator located in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Alicia is based in Armstrong County and will primarily serve District 6, which includes Armstrong, Indiana, and Westmoreland Counties.  Alicia’s passion for agriculture was passed on to her from her father, who was raised on a dairy farm and later became her high school agricultural teacher.  She was an active member and leader in FFA, and participated in the Agronomy Career Development Event several times.  After completing high school in her home town of Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, Alicia continued her education at Penn State majoring Agroecology and minoring in Agronomy and Plant Pathology.  During her time at Penn State, Alicia gained hands-on experience working for the Weed Management Team, at the Penn State Dairy Barns, and for the Department of Plant Pathology.  She recently earned her Master’s in Crop and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University.  At Michigan State, Alicia worked with the Weed Science Team, and assisted with projects in sugarbeets, soybeans, dry beans and wheat.  Alicia is very excited to work with producers and all members of the agricultural community to improve crop production in Pennsylvania.  She can be reached at the Armstrong County Office at (724) 548 – 3447 or by email at ajs5201@psu.edu