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Stone Welcomes Senior Agricultural Engineer Jacob Mitchell

Dec 16, 2020

Stone Environmental is excited to welcome Jacob Mitchell as a Senior Agricultural Engineer located in Columbia, Missouri.

Jacob joins Stone with 13 years of experience helping crop protection companies understand how their products behave in, and interact with, the environment. He has served as a study director, principal investigator, and project manager on a variety of studies examining terrestrial and aquatic dissipation; off-site movement (including drift, field volatility, runoff, and surface water monitoring); and pollen and nectar residues.

"Jacob’s breadth of experience designing and directing studies in the agrochemical field is a tremendous asset to our team," said John Hanzas, Stone's president and leader of the agrochemical fate and exposure service line. "Jacob allows Stone to further expand its services and provide more cost-effective options for studies in the Midwest."

Jacob began his career in agricultural stewardship as a research assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a B.S. in agricultural engineering with a specialization in soil and water resources engineering. He gained experience while working on field studies across the U.S., assisting with and later leading all aspects of field study activities under GLP guidelines including protocol development, instrumentation design and implementation, and data collection.

He is a voting member of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants and a member of the American Chemical Society.