John Schoenhals

John Schoenhals
John Schoenhals
MPHM Graduate
Agronomic Field Crops
OSU Extension Educator, Lorain County

John, a native of Archbold, Ohio, has extensive experience in Ohio agriculture and plant health management.  As an OSU Extension Graduate Associate, John investigated the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for disease management in cucurbits with Jim Jasinski.  John graduated with his MPHM degree in May 2016 and is now an Extension Educator with OSU Extension - Lorain County, Ohio.  For more information
> OSU Extension in Lorain County


  • Master in Plant Health Management, The Ohio State University, 2016
  • BS, The Ohio State University, 2014- Plant Pathology major, Agronomy minor
  • AA, Hesston College (Kansas), 2011- Disaster Management


  • Dr. Terry Niblack lab, 2013-2014, Student Research Assistant; Managed sample processing of plant tissue and soil samples and data collection of CFU of Macrophomena phaseolina (soybean charcoal rot)
  • AgriGold Hybrids, summer 2013, Agronomy and Sales Intern; Worked on a team with several Corn Specialists and the regional Agronomist, provided customer support to over 70 producers, competed emergence and vigor ratings at numerous test plot locations, conducted an agronomic study investigating the usefulness of various corn varieties for silage use
  • Schoenhals Farms, LLC., Archbold, OH, 2005-2009, 2012, Assisted with all aspects of a row crop family farming operation
  • Graber Grain Farms, LLC., Newton, KS, 2009-2011, Operated equipment on a milo, wheat, and soybean grain farm

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 OSU Extension Annual Conference, Research Poster 1st place, Evaluating the use of UAVs in cucurbit pest management, J Jasinski and J Schoenhals
  • Newcomb Scholar, 2014
  • OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Outstanding Senior, 2014
  • Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarship, 2013-2014
  • Ohio Agricultural Foundation Scholarship, 2013-2014
  • A.J. Hoffman Award, 2013-2014

Conferences and Other Experiences

  • Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet competition, Sweet Sixteen finalist, 2014
  • Agriculture Future of America Leadership Conference (AFA), 2012

John Schoenhals