UD Extension Welcomes New Environmental Quality and Management Specialist

Jennifer Volk, Extension Environmental Quality and Management Specialist; jennvolk@udel.edu

My name is Jennifer Volk and I am the University of Delaware’s new Extension Specialist in Environmental Quality and Management. I am very excited to be joining the Cooperative Extension and the nutrient management team! I received my Bachelor’s Degree from UD in Environmental Chemistry and a Master’s from UD studying the impacts of land use on water quality. Previously, I worked at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control in the Watershed Assessment Section. There, I primarily worked with stakeholder groups to develop plans to improve the quality of Delaware’s waters. I worked closely with colleagues at our local, state, and federal agricultural agencies to understand the most cost effective best management practices to minimize the loss of nutrients from agricultural lands. In my new role as an Extension Specialist, I look forward to working with Delaware’s agricultural industry to identify solutions to our State’s environmental challenges in a way that maintains agriculture’s economic viability. If you have questions or ideas about environmental issues impacting Delaware’s agriculture, I would love to discuss them with you! Please feel free to call (302-730-4000), email (jennvolk@udel.edu), or stop in to see me the Paradee Center in Dover (69 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE 19901).

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