40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Ben Werling


Michigan State University Extension

Job Title

Vegetable Production Educator


Werling is based in Oceana County, Michigan, and leads the MSU Vegetable Team group meetings, as one of only four vegetable educators in the state. He is currently involved in an MSU GREEEN proposal to test pesticide strategies for onion thrips on cabbage. Werling volunteers time to assist at the MSU Extension booth during the Great Lakes EXPO and helped moved show surveys from paper forms to web-based.

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