Jessica Barnett

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension has hired Belleville, Kan., native Jessica Barnett as their new agriculture and natural resources extension agent. Jessica replaces long-time agent Rick Miller who retired July 24.
Barnett will be responsible for the development and delivery of educational programming relative to agriculture-related information including small acreage management, pasture and forage management, pond management and water quality, home pest control, crop and livestock production, environmental stewardship, farm and ranch management and agriculture public policy.
She earned bachelor’s degrees in Agronomy and Biological Systems Engineering, both from Kansas State University. After graduation, Barnett most recently worked as an agronomist and agricultural engineer for Agro Engineering in Alamosa, Colo.
“My passions revolve around agriculture and the environment, and more specifically around soil and water. This is what guided my education at K-State,” Barnett said. ”I hope that you all will take a moment to introduce yourselves as we cross paths. I look forward to getting to know you and working to serve you as best I can.”
Local extension faculty are jointly employed in a partnership between K-State Research and Extension, headquartered on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, and the local extension board.
The role of K-State Research and Extension is to encourage the adoption of research-based information to improve the quality of life for Kansans. K-State Research and Extension is the short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.
The Johnson County office is located in Olathe, a suburb south of Kansas City. More information about K-State Research and Extension Johnson County is available by calling (913) 715-7000, or on the web:  http://www.johnson.k-state.edu/