Jake Jones

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Cooperative Extension

Jake Jones

Extension Agent - Plant Science
 302-730-4000

Office Location:
Paradee Center
69 Transportation Circle
Dover, DE 19901

Education:

  • Ph.D. Plant Sciences, University of Maryland College Park
  • M.S. Plant Sciences, University of Delaware
  • B.S. Plant Sciences, University of Delaware

 

Area(s) of expertise:

  • Certified Pesticide Applicator (Restricted Use) 
  • Good handling practices (GHP) 
  • Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

 

Bio

Jake Jones joined UD Extension in July 2019 as a Kent County Ag Extension Agent. He is a fifth-generation farmer from Milford, Delaware, where his family operation currently grows corn, soybeans, barley, and hay along with broiler chickens and some cows. Recently, he began a small beef herd and is tilling a few acres of grain crops and hay. 

Jake earned a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science with a minor in Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management from the University of Delaware followed by a master’s degree in Plant Science, focused on controlling root-knot nematode in lima bean. Currently, he is working towards his PhD in Plant Science from the University of Maryland, where he is studying the management of fungal diseases in melon and cucurbit downy mildew biology and control. 

Jake looks forward to becoming an asset to the growers and stakeholders in Kent County!