MU’s Kent Shannon profiled as an “exceptional extension specialist”

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineer Kent Shannon was featured in the November 2017 issue of Successful Farming magazine, which profiles “10 Exceptional Extension Specialists.”

Shannon, a 25-year extension employee, is recognized for his implementation of technology-based, on-farm research. He works with MU’s Missouri Strip Trial Program with team members John Lory, Greg Luce and Derrick Steen. The program brings together GPS technology, yield monitors, variable-rate controllers and drones. He has worked with farm drones since 2013.

“This is an extension niche in providing unbiased, research-based information. I like helping farmers see what works on their farms,” Shannon says in the magazine article.

Shannon is also extension county program director for Boone County. He and his wife, Marcia Carlson Shannon, an extension professor of animal sciences at MU, live near Centralia with their three sons.

Shannon received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering from MU. He is a member of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and the American Society of Agronomy.

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