NPM Program Announces New Southwest Wisconsin Regional Specialist

Dan Smith is the new University of Wisconsin-Madison & Extension Southwest Regional Outreach Specialist for the Nutrient and Pest Management (NPM) Program. The goal of his position is to work with county partners in the Southwest region to deliver educational programs that promote farm management practices which protect water quality while maintaining or improving farm profitability. He recently earned a master’s degree in Agroecology from UW-Madison where he researched cover crop establishment issues following commonly applied corn, soybean, and wheat herbicides, cover crop termination, and cover crop interseeding. Dan is originally from Walnut, IL and earned BS degrees in Soil & Crop Science and Agriculture Business from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Dan is here to help in the Southwest region with any nutrient and pest management educational programming. His phone number is 608-219-5170 and e-mail address is