Farewell note from Jim Shroyer

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I want to thank former and current county Extension ag agents, farmers, and agribusiness folks for 34 years of working with me. It has been my privilege to have worked with you. This has been a great job -- the wheat specialist in the wheat state. It doesn’t get any better than that!

As most of you know, I used to cover all crops and received all sorts of questions. My very first question from a farmer was “what does a bushel of cow manure weigh”?  The manure spreader was calibrated in bushels instead of pounds. Of course, I responded with a question -- “Hereford or Holstein”? At any rate, it took me forever to figure that one out.

I want to wish you all the best and hope our paths will cross again.

Thank you,



(Editor’s note: Jim Shroyer is officially retiring from K-State as of July 3. Shroyer was the one who originated the Agronomy eUpdate in 2006, and has been a regular contributor and the technical adviser for each overall issue from the beginning. He has overseen the phenomenal growth and popularity of this newsletter. – Steve Watson, Editor)