Agriculture

The University of Wisconsin – Division of Extension moved to a Regional Agricultural
Educators staffing model across the state. These positions will provide research-based
education to dairy, livestock and crop producers by assessing the needs of farmers in their
region and design and deliver educational programming and services to meet those needs.
Dairy, Livestock, and Crop production are the largest agricultural industries in the Southwest
area of Wisconsin. The Regional Agriculture Educators have specializations in these areas and
will offer their expertise to serve those industries and producers. Regional Agriculture Educators
will:
• Design and deliver educational meetings and field days in a four county region that
includes; Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette Counties.
• Provide consultation on production challenges to farmers and agricultural consultants.
• Contribute to outreach opportunities on agricultural topics through; workshops, virtual
trainings, symposiums, websites, social media, and publications.
• Collaborate with other educators and specialists across the state and region.
• Engage with Agriculture Extension Committees on progress and planning.

Our region includes; Grant, Green, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties and will be served by;
Dairy Educator – Jackie McCarville
Crops & Soils Production Educator – Jordyn Sattler
Livestock Educator – Kim Kester

Regional Dairy Educator, Jackie McCarville joined Extension in 2017. Her dairy programming will focus on
dairy production management including dairy calves and heifer management, animal husbandry
and well-being, nutrition, and dairy x beef crosses to help dairy producers improve productivity,
profitability, and efficiency while maintaining animal well-being. “I’m excited to bring my passion
and expertise of the dairy industry to our local area.” To contact Jackie, please contact the Iowa County
Extension Office, (608) 930-9850.

Regional Crops and Soils Educator, Jordyn Sattler, has recently joined Extension in January 2024. She graduated from UW-Platteville in 2013 as a double major in Agricultural Education (Non-Teaching) and Soil & Crop Science with a Plant Breeding and Genetics emphasis. Since then, she has spent most of her time working as a retail sales agronomist in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Sattler says “I am excited to start meeting with local producers and providing resources and information that will help farms achieve their individual goals.” Please feel free to reach out to Jordyn at 608-228-0208 and by email at jordyn.sattler@wisc.edu.

Regional Livestock Educator, Kim Kester, has joined Extension in February 2024. Check back soon for updates regarding Kim.

 

State Agricultural Website:  https://extension.wisc.edu/agriculture/