Janice has agriculture in her blood having spent summers on her grandmother’s dairy farm as a child. She is an agronomist with an MPS in plant protection and a BS in agronomy, both from Cornell University. She is a worldwide traveler who has explored interests in international agriculture and diverse cultures. She is fluent in Spanish and provides communication assistance to farmers. She has co-missioned with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) as an educator for more than 25 years. She is the team leader and a field crops specialist for the CCE South Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Program (SCNYDFC). Her work addresses management and production issues that farmers face in crop production and environmental stewardship. As a member of the Cornell Hemp technical team, she has been involved in the development and success of New York's emerging hemp industry. Currently, her educational efforts are focused on the following priority areas:
Integrated Crop Management
Her work includes providing resources, organizing workshops, and applied research. Throughout her tenure with CCE, she has collaborated on applied research projects with Cornell faculty.