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K-State Today

February 1, 2017



Kansas Forest Service welcomes agriculture technician to Conservation Tree Planting Program

By Jennifer Williams

Aaron Yoder

Aaron Yoder recently joined the Kansas Forest Service as an agriculture technician with the Conservation Tree Planting Program.

Yoder grew up in North Newton and has worked in agriculture in various settings for the last decade. He graduated from K-State with a bachelor's degree in horticulture in 2011, and a master's degree from Michigan State University in horticulture in 2014. After school, he worked as a field/research technician for Michigan State University's Potato Outreach Program.

Yoder has worked on farms of varying size specializing in horticultural crops around the country. He recently settled in Council Grove where he helps with the family cattle/hay farm and runs a small lavender farm in his spare time.