Josh Putman joins Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension is excited to welcome Josh Putman as the Field Crops and Forage Specialist with the newly formed Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension beginning July 2019. Josh will be working on programming related integrated pest management, soil health, fertility, forage production and precision agronomy in row crop production in Southwest NY. You can reach Josh by emailing email@example.com or by calling 716-490-5572.
Josh grew up on a family owned dairy farm in Marion, NY that is still in operation. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy with a specialization in Spanish Language from Wilmington College of Ohio. While attending Wilmington, he served as a bilingual translator on a large dairy operation and later worked at a swine facility as an assistant breeder and farrowing barn manager. He then earned his Master’s Degree from Kansas State University where he worked with herbicide-resistant weeds in row crop production systems. He specialized in corn, sorghum, wheat, alfalfa and soybean production identifying various populations of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and tall waterhemp throughout the state. He and his wife, Jodi, currently reside in Geneseo, NY where they assist with a dry hay production business, which they hope to fully manage and operate in the near future. They also enjoy their horses, dogs and hunting together.
The SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Cornell Cooperative Extension is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, local county governments, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.