Anna Busch, Union County Agronomy Educator
Penn State Extension is excited to welcome Anna Busch to our team of field professionals. Anna comes to us with a passion for her work and a genuine interest in helping producers succeed. While growing up in rural Michigan, Anna enjoyed gardening and raising a few chickens in her parents’ backyard, which sparked her curiosity in agriculture. She attended Michigan State University, earning a B.S. in plant biology and worked as an undergraduate research assistant studying insect vectored plant viruses in biofuel crops. Anna was recruited to graduate school at Penn State, where she was able to combine her interests in agriculture and insects in John Tooker’s lab. In 2016, she completed a M.S. in entomology, evaluating pest management strategies in no-till dairy cropping systems. After graduate school, Anna worked as a research assistant for the Potato Outreach Program at Michigan State, where she helped coordinate and conduct on-farm potato variety trials across the state.
Anna is looking forward to working with producers and industry in east-central Pennsylvania. She is based out of the Mifflinburg office and covers Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties. Anna can be reached at 570-556-4756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.