Archive for June, 2012


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Today I share with you news about a career change. After much thought and consideration, I have accepted a position with Bayer CropSciences as a Product Development Manager – Principal Scientist. I will be working out of the North American headquarters of Bayer CropSciences in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. This move allows my husband and I to live close to family in North Carolina. It will also give me the opportunity to work in a critical area of crop production – developing solutions to the myriad of production challenges that producers face on a daily basis.

Yesterday was my last day at the LSU AgCenter. I have the utmost respect and admiration for every individual involved with agricultural production in Louisiana. I feel humbled and honored that I had the opportunity to serve Louisiana citizens as an Extension Specialist at the LSU AgCenter. I enjoyed the opportunity to work side-by-side with many of you identifying problems and developing solutions that were economically and environmentally sound. Louisiana will always hold a special place in my heart.

I would like to especially thank all of the rice farmers, consultants, field scouts, industry representatives, and LSU AgCenter colleagues who participated in our demonstration program over the years. Your willingness to cooperate in our program resulted in a tremendous increase in the adoption of recommended pest management practices.

Fortunately, my responsibilities will continue to bring me to Louisiana in my travels. I hope to see many of you at meetings in the future. I wish you the best of luck this season.

If you want to remain informed about Louisiana rice production and pest problems, please follow the Louisiana Crops Blog at http://www.louisianacrops.com


Natalie Hummel

P.S. If you would like my new contact information, please comment on this post and I’ll email it to you.

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