Chris Zoller will join Extension’s leadership team as the interim assistant director, agriculture and natural resources, effective Dec. 1, 2023. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture in 1991, and a Master of Science degree in agriculture in 1997. He currently serves as associate professor and Extension educator, agriculture and natural resources in Tuscarawas County, where he conducts programming in farm management, farm succession planning, farm financial management, dairy and livestock production, and agronomic and forage crop production. Chris conducts research in the areas of farm management, agronomic crop production, and energy demand monitoring of livestock facilities. He has researched and conducted analysis of farm production, evaluated variable seeding rates of corn and soybeans, and is a member of a team evaluating energy use on livestock farms.