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Kathryn Seebruck

Kathryn Seebruck
Extension Educator, Agronomy/Crop Sciences

1040 N. Second St Rockford IL 61107

(815) 986-4357
Program Areas
Commercial Agriculture

Kathryn Seebruck serves commercial corn and soybean producers as a Commercial Agriculture Educator in Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winnebago counties. Her areas of expertise include weed management, weed biology, herbicide resistance, and integrated pest management.

As an educator, she develops and delivers research-based programs and provides educational resources to both farmers and agricultural landowners. She connects farmers and stakeholders in her unit to the University by bringing faculty specialists to various local programs including the annual Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit, a half-day conference tailored to local farmers and agribusiness representatives. She also provides expert assistance to farmers and landowners by assisting them with various crop production and land management questions. 

Seebruck hosts a seasonal crop production podcast, Talking Crop, which provides farmers and agribusiness representatives with topical information and actionable management considerations through conversations with crop production guest experts to discuss current trends and research updates. Episodes are released every other week between May and September. 

Originally from northern Illinois, Kathryn Seebruck earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Crop Sciences at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her master’s research focused on herbicide resistance in waterhemp and Palmer amaranth.