The new area agronomist is settling into her new position, based at the Plymouth County Extension and Outreach office in Le Mars. Leah Ten Napel was an agronomist at a Hinton elevator, but is now becoming familiar with her nine county territory.
Ten Napel was asked about the similarities between her former job and her new position.
Her predecessor, Joel De Jong has been helpful in acclimating her to the new post.
Now she will also work on broadening her education.
In her first harvest assessment, Ten Napel says yields are variable across the district this fall.
Ten Napel is a Le Mars native, and lives on a rural acreage with her husband, Derek.