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New Extension Educator in Wright County!

Adam Austing - Extension Educator


My name is Adam Austing, and I am the new University of Minnesota Extension Educator for Wright County. I will be working with both agriculture and horticulture, as well as serving as the Master Gardener Coordinator for the county’s program.

I grew up on a dairy farm on the North edge of Stearns County where we milked about 100 Holsteins. I went to school in Melrose, MN, and later attended North Dakota State University. There, I earned a degree in Agricultural Economics, along with minors in Crop & Weed Science and Horticulture. I spent my last two summers as a Crop Scout Intern and a Field Research Intern with Centra Sota Cooperative and Monsanto Co., respectively. I have been in an interim role with University of Minnesota Extension since February in Norman County.

In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, and playing or watching sports. I am looking forward to getting to know Wright County better and all it has to offer. I am excited to help producers in Wright County continue their success and support the awesome Master Gardener program.

Please feel free to contact me with questions anytime as I continue to acquaint myself with the position and Wright County. I can be reached at or (763) 682-7381.