Dave Messersmith

Business Operations Manager, Area 4


    Business Operations
    Workplace Optimization
    Shale Energy Development
    Agriculture-Energy Nexus
    Field and Forage Crops



    About Me

    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 and 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.


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