Lindsay Overmyer received her B.S. in Agronomy (2016) and a minor in Chemistry at Wilmington College in Ohio. She came to University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016 to begin her M.S. Entomology. Her research is focusing on Factors Influencing Wheat Curl Mite Dispersal in Wheat. She is also working on creating extension videos about managing Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus and symptomology of it.
Her passion for the broad scope of plant science/agronomy is instilled in her from her background with the family farm, vegetable and grain crops, as well as her undergraduate experience. She has had internships with Crop Production Services, a local cooperative in northwest Ohio, and Ohio Agricultural Research Development Center. Lindsay’s goal is to bridge the gap between the researchers and the producers by communicating to producers how the research being conducted can benefit their operation. Lindsay started the program in August 2017.
Lindsay was a 2017 Regional Prize Winner for the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship; she was the Master's Level, Midwest Region Winner: http://www.syngenta-us.com/scholarships/
Lindsay shared “The Doctor of Plant Health Program will allow me to further develop knowledge in multiple disciplines and build a broader foundation of agricultural knowledge to be able to better communicate to the producers the results from the research being conducted and the implications of one practice on a wholistic approach. The combination of completing a master’s degree and DPH will complement each other, allowing me to better understand the research process, as well as the wholistic view of the interconnected disciplines of agriculture.”