MURPHYSBORO, Ill.— Austin Little has joined the University of Illinois Extension as horticulture extension educator. A native of Quincy, Illinois and two-time alum from Southern Illinois University, Little received his bachelor’s degree in Plant and Soil Systems with a focus on Landscape Design and master’s degrees in Plant, Soil and Agriculture Systems with a focus on Horticulture Science. During his time at SIU, Little conducted research and performed a fertility study on green roof crop production.

As a unit educator, Little is available to assist the community and answer questions on a variety horticulture related topics including home gardening, residential and commercial horticulture, small-scale fruit and vegetable production and urban agriculture, soil fertility, integrated pest management as well as landscaping.

News Source: Austin Little, 618-687-1727, little84@illinois.edu
News Writer: Heather Willis, 618-357-2126, hdwillis@illinois.edu