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The following individuals are state employees who are available to answer technical questions for specialty crop growers . You can submit a question by contacting the appropriate advisor via email or phone. You will receive a response to your inquiry within 48 business hours.


K-State Research and Extension & K-State Olathe               

Cal Jamerson

  • Produce Safety


Cary Rivard

  • Fruit & Vegetable Production

K-State Research & Extension Center


Charlie Lee

  • Wildlife Management

K-State, Agriculture & Industry


Chuck Marr

K-State, Horticulture & Natural Resources

Judy O’Mara

K-State, Plant Pathology

Lexi Wright

Kansas Department of Agriculture

  • Marketing


Londa Nwadike

K-State Research and Extension & K-State Olathe 

  • Food Safety Specialist


Dr. Megan Kennelly

  • Horticulture Disease Mgmt. 785-532-1387                       Kennelly@ksu.edu         

K-State, Plant Pathology

                  Raymond Cloyd

                          K-State, Entomology

Tom Buller

Douglas County K-State Research and Extension

  • Organic Vegetable Production


Johnson County K-State Research and Extension

Zac Hoppenstedt

  • Fruit & Vegetable Production      913-715-7000