Name Areas of Interest Email
Ashok Chanda
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Extension Sugarbeet Pathologist
  • Diseases of sugarbeet and integrated plant disease management
  • Pathogen detection in soil and plant tissues
  • Molecular plant-microbe interactions
  • Monitoring fungicide resistance and understanding molecular basis of fungicide resistance
  • Soil microbiomes 
[email protected]
Ian MacRae
Professor, Department of Entomology, Extension Entomologist
  • Spatial & temporal distribution and population dynamics of insects, especially in potatoes, small grains, sugarbeet
  • Remote sensing and digital mapping of insect populations
  • Spatial aspects of pesticide resistance.
[email protected]
Lindsay Pease
Assistant Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, Nutrient & Water Management Specialist, UMN Extension
  • Water Management & Subsurface Drainage
  • Nutrient Management Strategies for the Red River Basin
  • Edge-of-Field Water Quality Research 
[email protected]
Jochum Wiersma
Extension Professor, Small Grains
  • Small grains production & management
[email protected]


Name Areas of Interest Email Phone
Maureen Aubol
Director of Operations
  • Administrative and field operations
[email protected] 218-281-8602


Title Position Email Phone
Ryan Altepeter Mechanic 2 [email protected] 218-281-8616
Megan Benoit Executive Office and Admin Specialist [email protected] 218-281-8610
Amber Cymbaluk Research Plot Technician [email protected] 218-281-8622
James Deleon Junior Laboratory Technician, Sugarbeet Plant Pathology [email protected] 218-281-8636
Danielle Fiebelkorn Wrucke Researcher 5, Small Grains [email protected] 218-281-8612
Cameron Fleisher Researcher 2, Nutrient & Water Management [email protected] 218-281-8624
Robert Heggie Farm Equipment Operator [email protected] 218-281-8616
Brad Heppner Finance Professional 3 [email protected] 218-281-8605
Darla Knuth Research Plot Technician [email protected] 218-281-8622
Michael Leiseth Research Plot Manager [email protected] 218-281-8623
Austin Lien Researcher 3, Sugarbeet Plant Pathology [email protected] 218-281-8613
Lionel Olson Farm & Maintenance Operations Manager [email protected] 218-281-8616
Heidi Reitmeier Researcher 3, Nutrient & Water Management [email protected] 218-281-8621
Craig Schmitz General Mechanic [email protected] 218-281-8616
Grant Shane Farm Equipment Operator [email protected] 218-281-8616