Jason McAfee's Profile

Name:

Jason McAfee

Agri

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Contact Info:

Email:

jason.mcafee@es.k12.ar.us

About Me

Educational History:

Harrison High School – graduated Class of 1997

University of Arkansas, College of Agriculture, Dept. of Horticulture – Received B.S. and M.S. degrees 1998-2006

Degrees and Certifications:

Licensed Teaching Certification:

  • 7-12 Agriculture Science and Technology

Education Background:

M.S., Horticulture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Received 2006

  • Concentrations:  Plant Physiology, Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Thesis: Potential Models for Screening Alternative Crop Growth Regulators

B.S., Horticulture, Minor in Pest Management, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Received 2003

Research Experience:

  • Program Technician III, 2010-Present

Agriculture Experiment Station, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

  • Program Technician II, 2007-2010

Agriculture Experiment Station, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

  • Research Specialist I, 2003-2006

Agriculture Experiment Station, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

  • Service Assistant, 2001-2002

Agriculture Experiment Station, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Professional Development:

Aug. 1-4 – Summer Agriculture Education Camp at Camp Couchdale

Current Position:

Started teaching Agriculture Education Fall 2017

Courses:

  • Intro. to World Agriculture – Middle School 8th grade
  • Survey of Agriculture
  • Plant Science
  • Vegetable and Fruit Production
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Landscape and Nursery Production

 

Previous Position:

University of Arkansas, Dept. of Horticulture

Teaching Experience:

  • Course Instructor: Spring 2015 and 2016 Semesters

Course:  Principles of Horticulture Science (HORT 2003) and Laboratory (HORT 2000)

Awards and Honors:

  • University of Arkansas 3rd Quarterly Staff Award 2015
  • University of Arkansas Outstanding Mentor Award 2016

Teaching and Research Interests

  • I have broad interests in horticulture, particularly in fruit and vegetable crop production and plant physiology.
  • I have extensive knowledge in pest management systems both organic and conventional integrated pest management (IPM).
  • My primary research focus has been in the area of sustainable fruit production, organic vs. conventional production systems, and greenhouse and high tunnel production systems.
  • I enjoy a broad range of work atmospheres that include field, greenhouse, and laboratory projects and include collaboration with other researchers and teaching students.
  • I enjoy working with club organizations and community outreach and learning.

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