AGRI-TREND Agrology is pleased welcome Don Wysocki as our newest Senior Agri-Coach!
Don Wysocki grew up on small farm in central Wisconsin and has 38 years experience as a Soil Scientist. He served 3 years as a Soil Scientist with the USDA Soil Conservation service. Don taught Agronomy and Soil Science courses for 8 years at Iowa State University. He has served as Extension Soil Scientist with Oregon State University at the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center, Pendleton, Oregon since 1986.
Don currently is conducting extension programming and applied research on soil, water, and crop management in dryland cropping systems of the semiarid Pacific Northwest. Don is a recognized expert on PNW direct seed winter wheat cropping systems. Don has worked extensively with canola, mustard, camelina, and other oilseed crops to develop agronomic recommendations for these crops. This includes integrated research on tillage, fertility, residue management, rotations, and diversification of cropping systems. Don has published over 80 extension and experiment station articles on direct seed and dryland cropping in the PNW. He works with producer organizations, Extension agents, Natural Resource Conservation Service personnel, agricultural consultants, and Soil and Water Conservation Districts to get research information into the hands of farmers and other users. He speaks to 25 to 30 grower groups annually.
In Don’s spare time he is a Volunteer Fire Fighter , soccer referee for 20 years, gardener, and enjoys woodworking. He has also has served as a youth coach and served on the board of the Soil and Water Conservation Society for 9 years.